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Horn_of_plenty - Thursday May 31, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

Oatmeal and coffee just like yesterday. 450

snack: peanuts 200

Lunch: veggies 50, egg/white 100, 1/2 avocado on matzah cracker 250 with salt/pepper, apple? 100 500.

snacks: clementines 30 and choc covered pomegranates 100 (tired day...and i think hormones are starting to call my name - things starting to move i think in my abs due to period coming oh yay lol)

Before gym: not sure, just tired and can't wait to get gym outta the way and sleep in tomorrow. sandwiches before and after gym, 350 each. so 700. too much caffeine but it thankfully wore off as the workout progressed. the start was bad bc i had to keep resting as the caffeine was too much. this is basically why i stopped the energy drinks mostly...but tonight i had bc i knew i had off tomorrow and i had an extra late night workout till 9:30pm.

2000 total. 

good night everyone. hoping to sleep quite a bit tomorrow.

2090 6 day.

 

 

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Tonight is gym. Looking forward to keeping my progress steady.

Tomorrow will be jogging at nearby park. and sleeping in and laundry.

SUNDAY ADVENTURE:

THIS WILL BE SUNDAY morning instead of tomorrow bc i'm really tired and will enjoy SLEEPING in tomorrow and not getting up till i feel like it! I'm taking off tomorrow but it's supposed to rain and i signed up for a tour of central park for two hours walking.

i may cancel that and reschedule and just sleep in as lately i'm struggling to get up and also sleeping less...so sleeping in would be very nice! But i'll try to keep it scheduled for tomorrow morning, the tour.  My phone says thunderstorms whch may not be all day - i think it's important to be active so i'll keep checking my phone ot see hourly forecast for friday morning. To be at the tour at 10, i have to leave my place around 8am so it's still a sorta early wakeup..i can always come home and take  a nap before the event, maybe! like i said, i most probably will do the healthy walking tour, as long as the rain doesn't look too bad.

Later on, I have an event around 45 min away Friday night that i DO have to dress up for - a dinner dance. My dad is being honored, the reason i am attending. That's the major reason for me taking Friday off as I was NOT keen on working a full day 8-4:30, going home and getting there around 6pm, quickly prepping, and heading out to a party that starts at 7:30. It's funny how i'm fine to do it with the gym...but...that doesn't involve me looking my "best."

 

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/31/2018:
Rain here too...central park in a thunder storm would be not a good idea....better to cancel...have fun at the dinner / dance.

horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2018:
thanks, yes, i'll be checking the weather up until tonight when i might cancel and still take the day off but get a head start on laundry, some cooking, and still jog / do cardio - at gym or at a park by me if the weather is decent enough...


Donkey on 05/31/2018:
Sounds like very nice plans to honor dad :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2018:
yes yes :)


bearcountrygg on 06/01/2018:
How nice to be a part of an event to honor your Dad.....!!!! Love that!!!

horn_of_plenty on 06/01/2018:
Yes pretty special for him indeed and whole family will be there :)



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday May 30, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

kombucha 150

oatmeal and coffee same as yesterday 450

peanuts 200

lunch from home egg/whites 80, 1/2 avocado on matzah 280, green pepper 25

snack couple clementines

later before class a granola bar 200 with water..very late to class i should miss half, i'm not really even upset at myself with it. i just don't care right now bc it's not that important to me - i'll say i had to stay at work & that i'll try to do better the remaining sessions. it's a free course and you just need to show up...usually i care more, right now, i'm just trying to get it done any way possible. i know, not the best example i'm setting.

i just couldn't get out of my apartment any earlier, wanted to use the bathroom and didn't care about leaving earlier if i couldn't do that. there was traffic heading home yesterday and i got to the the gym pretty late and i was home late around 9pm...so being off Friday to do anything but work is a great thing...i am going to Central Park on a 2hr Secrets of the Park walking tour that i got half price...

...lately, i find it important to fit movement in when possible more than my regular. really trying here and just wanted to get that course out of the way...so that if i'm chosen for jury duty and i'm actually chosen to go a few days, i can be paid at 80% of my salary instead of the typical $40 a day....that's what this course gives me entitlement towards. It's 5 weeks, Wednesdays 5-7pm. Tonight i hope to get there by 5:45. TEACHER WAS FABULOUS, FUNNY, KEEPS THE MOMENTUM...HAPPY. I SHOULD GET THERE ON TIME FOR THE 4 REMAINING CLASSES JUST BECAUSE I OWE IT TO THE TEACHER AND OTHER STUDENTS IN THE CLASS. HE MADE ME LAUGH AND I REALLY LOVE THE CONTENT. IT'S A GREAT CLASS.

Lighter dinner: 350, 260 it was a few sf jello 50, a wrap with chicken deli meat, some extra salt and pepper and garlic, and mashed avocado spread 300, followed by whipped cream with light ice cream. tasty. glad at least i'm eating avocado lately which is one of the best things i consume.

 
2050 :)total :)
5day: 2110, good.
 
GOOD, decided to relax :) continue watching the Mike&Molly series i borrowed from library :) class i got to late & it ended early. 

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early to bed after class (which i'm missing half of....but it's not a test kinda class and last class i never missed any days or was late...so....i'm late today. so be it!) glad i took off Friday of this week...despite having Monday off I feel like i'm just boucing off the walls activity to activity!

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i'll be late to class bc i didn't come early to work bc i was drinking kombucha bc i really wanted to use the bathroom this AM and did, but left half hour later than planned, still on time to work, just not early as i meant to be half hour early...anyways, moving on

 

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/30/2018:
Do you boil the eggs and just throw out some of the yolks?

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2018:
YES...it's also very easy to bring to work - i bring them whole in their shells and crack them open at work while having lunch!

i used to buy just whites in the containers of liquid eggs to make omelettes at home on weekends, but now i also just separate out the yokes before cooking the omelette. way better price.

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2018:
i don't throw out all yokes bc some yoke is more satisfying than skipping it completely (keeps me fuller longer to have some yolk/1 yolk)

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2018:
oh, and bc there is nutrition to the yolk :)


bearcountrygg on 05/30/2018:
Yeah...we eat the yolks...but I usually never eat more than 2...so I hadn't given it much thought.

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2018:
i'd eat 1 yolk, saves a lot of cals.


bearcountrygg on 05/30/2018:
On WW...eggs are zero points.....including the yolk...I'm not sure why.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2018:
that is weird.



Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday May 29, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

kombucha 70

oatmeal mix with extra bran 200, with almond milk 30, protein powder 100, oil 50 380, coffee 50.

snack: almonds (need to buy more almonds soon) 200

wrap 100, white beans 50, avocado (have tons ready and ripe in the fridge!) 150, tuna 50, garlic and pepper and will be very filling, grape tomatoes 50: 400, ligher side but like i said should be filling

snacks: 2 clementines (coworker on vaca left me tons of fruit!)  and coffee

had a couple cookies bc just too hungry / getting shaky - too much caffeine so will not have any later before gym.

1350

before gym: thinking a wrap back at home with either chicken or turkey deli meat and lots of mustard with a big grapefruit afterwards.

1650

after gym: not sure, i could just go for a Cliff Bar :) 260-300 tops

1950..

 i thought i'd have really low cals today, but i'm very hungry so they will not be crazy low

4day: 2126

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Late by over 20 min to work bc a friend told me about train delays and i ended up "delaying myself" getting out of bed lol. the train delays pretty much cleared up by my usual time and i could have gotten here on time had he not told me about the delays lol....but this is all my fault being late today! for sure! i'll have to stay late but no worries, i took a vacation day Friday since i have an event to go to that evening and it's a drive so i decided i would make it so that i can sleep in Friday :) ....moving on !!

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
Good choices!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/29/2018:
yes, a nice lighter lunch should make for a good day.... :) need to get back on track, so frustrating that i keep having a day of higher cals so the rest of the week doesn't make a dent in weight loss, just to level back...i know you would be familiar with this...it takes so many good days to offset a poor day

horn_of_plenty on 05/29/2018:
and i am very happy lately with how good i am to want to bring things back down and offset any disasters...!


bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
Yes....I get it.

horn_of_plenty on 05/29/2018:
lol, i'm a jerk what can i say...!


bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
No...you aren't a jerk....you are normal.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2018:
xo :)



Horn_of_plenty - Monday May 28, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

8:30am whipped cream still eating it, sf jello, and a cauliflower with cheese pizza crust:  :) strawberries 50 yum yum.

11am another (the last one) cauliflower crust 200 with half avocado 150, kombucha 50

2:30-3pm chips, 2 servings, 300, and celery sticks 50

Earlyish Dinner: thinking a wrap, tuna 300, chips 200.. 

1950- excellent!!

3day: 2185

i did a 3mi walk/jog :)

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Time for a movie soon...i'll check later which one i borrowed from the library - oh, i rented a whole series of tv shows called Mike and Molly - so funny...happy to sit home, watch TV for late morning and early afternoon after a very eventful weekend i'm looking for a relaxed day here.

I event went for a complete food shopping trip on the way home yesterday after i dropped off my friend bc the supermarkets are HUGE on long island with everything i could need, so i bought extras of things so i will not have to buy eggs any time in the near future, or almond milk, they even had my kombucha in the supermarket....so i bought lots of things that last in the fridge as well as sale items like tuna so that i can avoid some shopping in the next couple months for those items! :)

happy, getting laundry out of the way now done by noon and then watching a movie before heading out for a little bit for some cardio :) i haven't decided where to do the cardio but thinking to drive to my old favorite park which will def be open today. i was thinking to go to a nearby local track at a college but they sometimes close gates to the entryways on holidays like this one. 

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
Sounds like a relaxing day!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
Yes yes yes... i should get out just for some exercise...i'm tempted to lay around all day at home and not even leave.


happy-1 on 05/28/2018:
Sounds like a good "reset"!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
yeah :)



Horn_of_plenty - Sunday May 27, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

Today is in an interesting day :)

Plans are to clean my hamster cage before driving out east. trying to at least get something done so everything isn't left for tomorrow!

Picking up a few $1 lotto tickets to put in the bday card. just giving a card to be thoughtful, don't have extra money to spend as it costs money to drive out east and perhaps we are paying for her brunch. i don't think everyone will even give a card.

I DO look forward to seeing friends some i haven't seen since late fall! I look forward to hopefully taking some nice photos with everyone and to chatting. I don't look as forward to the long drive lol, 2hrs each way.

Laundry tomorrow.

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Kombucha 50, wrap 130 with avocado 170, salami 100, seasonings including garlic home my breath doesn't bother too many people lol. 2 cups cashew milk 50 with cinnamon and stevia

500 :)

Brunch: plan is to take one plate, no seconds. And to enjoy up to like 3 cups coffee, 1-2 regular, the rest decaf.  I don't want to overeat even though it's a buffet. sick of that. sick of needing to watch calories in the days after....so i'll just take one plate and enjoy what i take. i don't think i need to consume more than one plate full of food.

Bacon 100, seafood 100, roasted potatoes 300, several cups sautéed veggies 250-300, coffee 50, dessert 200? Small bit, tastes of wine 100, oh and a Bellini 150 some candies 150 1450....

And ice cream back at home :)400, oh small bag chips 100

2450 decent :)

2day 2300 :) okay !

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Driving out 2 hours for a brunch at noon so leaving around 10am and picking up a friend along the way, driving east to almost the end of Long Island but not totally the end to a town called Calverton for a tasty brunch (inside since it's raining) on the water. It's for a friend's 33rd bday.  I am not happy about such a long drive, but it's not my bday!  Also, i tried to see if anyone wanted to do anything more active after - go to an acquarium, go to outlets, visit the military cemetary (yes, i'd do it if it was my bday, but nobody seems happy about that idea and it's raining anyway so no good), or even go to the HUGE outlet mall. Bday girl didn't want to decide. I wasn't as eager to go to a winery (there's tons) after eating just do to calories and more sitting...but...if they go, my friend who's driving with me and I would go for ONE drink....but then i'm scooting out. Enough sitting and eating when there's more to do out east! 

Also, a couple who is married who tends to stay with their parents who live out east are the ones who suggested the brunch bc they enjoy brunches out east in general. They also will only have at most a 30min maybe even far less of a drive than that. So, the bday girl thought their idea was good but i think it's truly only accomodating to them and that it was wrong to suggest a place so far for everyone on a holiday weekend when there can be TONS of traffic.  Luckily, we're blessed with colder weather and rain which means less traffic out east to the beaches at least.

So this couple, i have a feeling they'll invite people over there house after the brunch and i have spoken to the woman driving out with me about that. we both decided that we aren't interested ot drive SO FAR to have a brunch followed by just going back to someone's house. We'd rather do an activity - the outlets - than just sit around with the same people we were just sitting with ... and then do a sitting 2hr drive home. if poeple go to a winery, we decided we'd go, but then scooting out would be better than sitting in a house for a couple hours, just to sit for a drive 2hrs back. I thought it was actually very unaccomodating for them to suggest brunch out east so far, but despiete what i think, many people are supposely coming to her party...

I have realized part of my issue was that i'm sitting all week and it's hard for me to want to do activities when i'm not working that include so much sitting and little activity. So really it's my preference which doesn't match that of the rest of the group, but, the good thing is that i'm going to the brunch and winery if they go...and that's more than enough commitment out east! :)

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/27/2018:
I hope you enjoy your day.....no matter what you decide to do. Your Bday gift is a nice idea.....have fun...and drive safely!!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
everything worked out...went to the party and wineries and it was fun :) no outlets, but didn't matter bc the day went really well.


bearcountrygg on 05/27/2018:
I commented below to you on Haps diary...allergy medicine makes you sleepy....that may be why you are needing more sleep...in fact I would bet on it.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
really, even if it says Non Drowsy????


Donkey on 05/27/2018:
I hope you have a good time at the brunch. Should be good food, at least, right? But I hear ya on the sitting down part - no thanks, especially after a big meal.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
i was really antsy all week about the brunch but luckily the day before (Saturday) i was really active so when Sunday came around i had used lots of my pent up energy about sitting and became so much more with the flow :)

i also desparately tried to watch my food intake at the brunch which i did pretty well and all in moderation bc lately all Spring i've gone to quite a few brunches and constantly regret overeating for the rest of the week trying to balance it. Yesterday, i can say at least i tried hard and learned from past mistakes. The plates were huge and i actually only took one plate and most of it was vegetables thnakfully the selection was VERY good. nice to do something different...and winery was ok still...no outlets...and i was even able to go food shopping yesterday which has led to a very relaxing day today which i am happy about!


happy-1 on 05/27/2018:
That's a nice gift!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
yeah, i'd say it's nice to get any gift! we all chipped in also to cover her meal (approx $40 per person so it's nice she didn't have to pay for herself)


graindart on 05/28/2018:
I love getting out of town (except work trips) and mixing up the daily routine. But controlling my calories usually goes out the window after mid-day of being on "vacation".

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
the closer and closer you are to a weight that you want to maintain, the more and more a person tries to figure out ways to watch calories without feeling too deprived. so even though my calories were higher than typical days, they are not totally out of a range that will cause weight gain right away as long as it can be balanced out a little bit..but nothing major.

for me when i eat totally crazy amounts of calories, it becomes stressful knowing that i am causing weight gain and that it'll be difficult to balance out...so i really try to always keep cals near my typical amounts when away, but if i stray a little, it's still not so terrible as if i just went to town on everything fried, a thousand desserts, etc :) i try to always stick to my typical ways of eating and luckily the buffet had a huge dish of sauteed veggies so i was saved..



Horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 26, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

Fiber 1 cookie around 9pm when I work up since I fell asleep very early around 6:30 after eating a bit too much and skipped gym - I may have been also tired anyways. I am Not upset And will try to make it to gym tonight. 120

9:30am oatmeal 150, protein powder 100, oil and some cocoa powder 100, almond milk 20, stevia 370 

Light lunch: grilled jumbo shrimp 200, cucumber tomato salad 100, diet pepsi, bite of friend's chocolate brownie 50

Afternoon Snacks before gym:

1. big iced coffee and chococlate rice krispie treat 250

2. Whipped cream and a little more caffeine bc feeling so tired after a busy, eventful, hot summer-like day outsideand eventful as well as even productive i guess i can say! (90 degrees). 200

Banana at gym 120 1420 ...

2150 (maybe more but sorta doubt it!)

After gym dinner: planning on REAL food leftovers :) of Indian food 300-350 at leastvery oily but healthy veggies, last of my turkey burgers 200, popcorn200,

Visited a fishing hatchery where we caught some trout and my friend took them home to clean and prepare later in weekend, then had a tasty lunch, then drove to garders to walk around, then couple errands before home to rest a little bit before heading back out to gym tonight so i can say i did 3 sessions this week :) wahoo. it's been a WONDERFUL weekend.

 

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/26/2018:
That hot weather takes a lot of out of a body, doesn't it? Same here!

Sounds like a lovely day! And well done eating-wise as well -- double win :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 05/27/2018:
Yes...it reminds me why a day relaxing at the beach leaves a person coming home exhausted...lol...all that sweating! Today i was sweating a bit and yeah i agree it can be tiring.

It was a great day, overall.


bearcountrygg on 05/26/2018:
Shrimp is sounding good to me lately too.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/26/2018:
soooo lol cal :)

great to marinade and grill or sautee...



Horn_of_plenty - Friday May 25, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

Edit splurged in evening and didn't get to gym. Too sleepy.

kombucha 30

oatmeal 150 with almond milk 20, chia seeds 50, protein powder 100, oil 50, caramel stevia 

Snack: almonds 200.

Light lunch celery sticks 100 tops and wrap 130 with turkey burger 200. 400. and then coworker gave me a huge salad, no dressing, very little cheese and some olives. 200.

Snack before gym: TBD maybe my sandwich from lunch 350 - but - i prefer more carbs and some caffeine...

1300

Snack ice cream 250 and whipped cream 250 500

Dinner: Really still on my ice cream with whipped cream kick. ..yup. and i may indulge since calories are right to do so.. up to like 550 cal. i had so many servings veggies at lunch, that i no longer crave Indian food / veggies.

2100 tops

7day: 2050p>

Tonight is gym but i plan to be there a lot earlier bc we will prob get out of work at 1 or 2pm.  I'll quickly pick up some fruit, veggies, and a movie from library on way home... (all errands are on the same block!)....then gym earlier...possible movie :) and bed in hopes the weather holds up for beach tomorrow!

Weight 115.5 this AM (back up high). but feeling good despite....not really worried as i know it will take a long time to see changes and i'm still just increasing my cardio :) 

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

graindart on 05/25/2018:
Living in a landlocked state, getting to an ocean beach is a rare treat that only happens once every few years. After the cruise we're also spending a couple days on the coast and we're looking forward to spending some time on the beach hunting for seashells.

horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2018:
good good - the ocean and beach is such a happy place, mood enhancer.

and with it around one hour away from me, i try to make use of going there a bit in the summer bc it's like having a staycation...at this point i would NEVER travel on vacation in the summer like by airplane when i know i have a beach right here...i would however drive to a new local beach and stay over a night or two if it were sorta far from me, but otherwise, i try to make use of our home beaches in the summer!


happy-1 on 05/25/2018:
I live 15 min from the beach and never go

horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2018:
Bad gurl!


bearcountrygg on 05/25/2018:
Michigan is a Land of Lakes...all over the place....my parents had a nice log cottage on a large lake so we spent a lot of time there...plus they had beach priveleges at their house...so I swam daily as a kid......the house we sold 7 years ago had a pool....and that was handy...but a LOT OF WORK!!!! Now....we have no desire to swim.



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday May 24, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

 

Photo is me, around 7pm, at the nearby college track!I was so happy with the sun shining so bright, it was warm....felt amazing.

Late Evening Edit: WALKING & JOGGING was simply AMAZING! oh, and a great bike ride. Weather tonight was PERFECT. there was some traffic and bus takes like double the time to get home but it doesn't matter....i stuck to my goals (although ate a bit too much after, but then stopped before it got too bad!!) This workout is 10 min to track, 10min back, and 1 mile on track. it's a good workout and i'm not totally drained after. this is good for a weeknight for me right now..

kombucha 60

Oatmeal with oats 150, protein powder 100, oil 50, chia seeds 50, almond milk 20, stevia. 370. coffee 50. 420.

Snacks: almonds 200, piece of clementine :)

Lunch: celery sticks 50, egg 100 and avocado 160 with spices on wrap 130 and broiled (yeah, should have lowered the heat - next time i'll roast them) carrots 150: 600 :) also decided on pretzels 100...craving salt just like you were BCGG! 

home: granola bar before bike / jog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 150 tops maybe some caffeine at home i have leftover enery drink again...lol...i stopped most of them but sometimes reach for one.yup 100 cals only

Dinner: tbd, thinking ice cream 300 and there was a takeout Indian place that i bought food from and simply couldn't resist not trying it - turned out to be very TASTY i will be going back. it's great to buy food on the way home or even to buy at lunch and eat throughout the week - decent priced, in Manhattan by work/train. so i had an oily veggie dish but not too oily, but still: 200? a little bit, and then some saag..and it has cream, so, yeah...but not too much...150???? i hope not much more! i just couldn't resist and hadn't had Indian in awhile lol besides the darn brunch a month back where it was a total eat fest...lol.moving on! Entire bigger dinner was 650 (lots of fiber though and health in the veggie part).

2150.

6day: 2040...still decent and tomorrow my goal is to keep it real good too...we get out early, so it should be easier as i'm doing some errands and hitting the gym a hair earlier and bed earlier...hopefully weather stays nice for Saturday and it'll be a busy weekend to look forward to!

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2018:
I've gotten into celery lately too.....usually it spoils in the fridge and I throw it out...lately...it's getting used up.

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2018:
what i do to use it - cut it all up at once (lol, before it spoils as i have had the same instances where it sits so long it's spoiled before i cut it up!) and once it's all cut up, then i want it...then it's easy grabbing :) to add to meals as a side or eat as a snack!


bearcountrygg on 05/24/2018:
good idea


legcramps on 05/24/2018:
Nice food choices! How was the bike/jog?

Horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2018:
Weather was simply AMAZING! it was a great experience to finally go after work and planning to keep this habit up all of june 1x per week after work :) so happy i got it done, even with some delays i made it! I'm working on my endurance to run a full mile again soon.


Donkey on 05/24/2018:
Very nice to see that you stuck to your plan/goal and got your run in today :-) Sounds like a lovely day -- it's getting too humid here in Chicago, so it feels MUCH warmer than it is. A little too warm, if I can say that...

The Indian food sounds AMAZING...

horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2018:
so so so glad i finally jogged/walked and by keeping it to only a mile, it makes it more doable and also i'm not getting home as late as i do on days i go to the gym...so it'll be an easier habit to make and keep!

I was so worried the Indian food wouldn't be very good bc it was just like a take-out place...but it had the flavors i love and it satisfied my craving :)

so nice to be able to get it from two locations now that i know of :) close to work and subway that i use to come in and go home!


bearcountrygg on 05/25/2018:
I love the idea of pictures here...it makes it so much easier to see who were are talking too!!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2018:
me too...every once in awhile i do like to include them :) and i always like to see other's photos!!


graindart on 05/25/2018:
I know what you mean about the sun feeling so good at times. After a long winter, we went to the local lake with the family (couple weeks ago). It felt so good to sit there soaking up the sun, just feeling warm all over. Got a little red that lasted for a few days, but still felt great.



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday May 23, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

Sticking to goals the past couple weeks with lower cal counts = scale dipped down finally. so like you all, it didn't happen overnight ! it's take a month long of even knowing i need to get calories lower and two weeks or so of actually doing it. also, not sure the scale will stay in the 113's range but, recording it. :)  For me, it's a huge commitment and effort to make a drop in the scale :) and i'm happy when i know i worked towards it! I didn't want to decrease cals too much as i know i'm increasing cardio here and there - best to be able to eat more rather than watching every morsel. It helps to once again have small meals/snacks after work before i do exercise rather than a bigger dinner type meal.

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kombucha 60

turkey burger homemade by me with spices on a potato roll 350, coffee 50

nuts and fruit 200

lunch: burger on roll 330, 2 red peppers before they spoil 100. 440

snack: almonds 100, maybe coffee 50    almonds...big amount 250 (cravings continue for fat as i have been as of late and bored/not busy at work and lighter side lunch). coffee 50

Snack before gym: light wrap at home with turkey mustard and celery sticks 250 approx - had popcorn too 100

after gym: bar 250-300

2000, EXCELLENT.

5day: 2020 and i am shooting for avgs to be around 2000 so this is VERY GOOD. head up...beach plans saturday...plans to strive for better...summer has me pumped...working ot get the running in place...yesterday plans changed - not an excuse but planning to go jogging thursday and my helmet arrived :)

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

graindart on 05/23/2018:
Always good to see the scale reward for hard work.

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2018:
i'd say so!


bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
Glad that it finally moved for you....figuring it all out...and then carrying it out is rewarding!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2018:
and lately i'm more motivated to carry it out..must seriously be the nicer weather!


happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
Homemade turkey burger? Yum! Do you buy patties or make your own?

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2018:
Usually i buy chopped meat not in the patty form bc i like to shape them myself and i add the seasonings to the meat after i take the plastic cover off...i love to add a lot of spices, this time i used Rosemary, garlic, black pepper, sea salt and a little oil to make them moister and it was a good idea to do that so i'm going to continue that approach.


happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
Yum!!!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2018:
yes...i feel like it's so much more healthy with all the good-for-you spices especially if they are anti-inflammatory like garlic! i usually now add garlic and black pepper into my avocado when i spread it on wraps and sandwiches also!


graindart on 05/23/2018:
Chopped / minced onion added to the patties help keep them moist too, unless you don't like onion of course.

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2018:
very good idea...i should really try it next time...and those are healthy additions...love it!


Donkey on 05/23/2018:
Way to go on the loss! I know you fought for every one of those pounds.

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2018:
weight is back up today to 115's - it's still fluctuating...but i also have had some salt all yesterday and i woke up even feeling bloated...overall though, i know my calories are better and that things are heading in the right direction :) thank you!



Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday May 22, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

kombucha 50

 Oatmeal: 150, almond milk 30, oil 50, protein powder 100 330.coffee 50.

snack: Half lg apple and pb so good 200

Lunch: roll with butter 200, small egg and 2 egg whites 100, carrot 30,pepper 50. 400.

snack: almonds and coffee?? 250

1350 

before jog: granola bar and seltzer 1 MILE ONLY. AND BIKE THERE AND BACK...STARTING TO DO IT DURING THE WEEK AS PLANNED!  AND UNLIKE LAST SPRING SUMMER, I'M DOING ONLY 1MILE ON WEEKDAYS THAT I HAVE WORK, THAT'S PLENTY TIME AFTER WORK INCLUDING BIKING TO THE TRACK...****...IT MAY RAIN...IF SO, I WILL WALK HOME THE LONG WAY...NO JOG...AND DO THE JOG ON A SUNNY DAY AS I AM NOT UP TO TREADMILL RIGHT NOW AND ALSO THERE'S MANY SUNNY DAYS AFTER TODAY :)

1450-1500

after jog: wrap with turkey and mustard, fruit?, almond milk? 450.

1950 TOPS. OR ICE CREAM & FRUIT IF I DON'T WANT THE ABOVE DINNER :)

4DAY AVG: 2025, EXCELLENT!

I'VE BEEN GETTING CALS LOWERING BY NOTICING AND STARTING TO CHANGE A LITTLE BIT MY AFTER WORK HABITS WHICH WERE INCLUDING MANY CALORIES DIRECTLY AFTER WORK AND BEFORE EXERCISE AND THEN MORE CALORIES WHICH WERE TOO MUCH AFTER EXERCISE AND LATER IN THE NIGHT...LIKE TWO MEALS AFTER WORK = TOO MUCH.

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Have to call a friend tonight... will keep it short bc i am going to eat dinner then jog ..i'll call her on my ride home on bus / as i walk home.  it's the one i haven't seen in approx 1.5 years bc we had a fight. i invited her to go out east for another friend's bday although i didn't know it was going to be out east when i invited her. the drive isn't fun alone, i'm sure she's calling to discuss it which is good to at least discuss in advance..she may not even want to go anymore considering the rain predicted...but, we shall see based on the phone call.

she originally called me yesterday around 8pm - i was at gym and let the call go to voicemail as i already interrupted my gym session once to explain to another girl why i wanted her to directly ask the girl if she was going to the party and not to go thru me as an intermediary to ask her and get back to the other - if that makes sense. 

part of the reason why we were fighting is i felt she was too dependent on me - something i do not want - i don't want to be blamed for making her do a long drive or for her not having a good time....so my point is i don't want to be even placed to have to drive with her there if she complains, at all, about the long drive or weather....i didn't want to even be the one asking if she's coming...i'd rather she tell the bday girl who's making the plans without me in the middle. i just did the favor to ask the bday girl to invite her....grrr...there's a reason i asked for her to be included:

...she didn't want to hang out with me alone! she said she wanted certain people (a married couple we are friends with) there...who are NOT usually very available (like for 2-3 months at a time they may be traveling or working)...that's why it's been a month since i contacted her and we haven't hung out...bc somehow it comes down to me making sure the two others can attend...i don't like the extra work i have to do just to be her friend. this is why we fought initially. the married couple will be at the party, which is why i went out of my way to invite my friend who wanted to only hang out with me if they were there! yeah...nutz!

 

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2018:
Friend problems can get so complicated......A 35 plus year friend and I broke off the friendship about a year ago because things were just so involved...over that time she was divorced 3 times...and had many serious family problems...and I was basically someone she called to just vent to...and then hang up...........then...over time...because she told me all of her family problems for so long...she decided that I knew too much...LOL....she was turning 70 years old...and wanted to start a new life...LOL...GOOD LUCK with that!!!...I encouraged her to do just that!!!! No contact since...and I'm personally relieved....my life has been so much calmer since.

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2018:
I get you...

similar to you, this girl did rely on me socially and on the phone...certain things i'm not willing to give as much as i used to...i'd rather have a man in my life :) and not have to be forced into an hour long conversation at night or get into an accident driving bc i'm trying to talk to her on the phone...i've outgrown some of what i had with her...

i introduced her at times to my family, i met her dad once and nobody else besides one of her friends, once - in over 10 years.

she became friendly with my friends. i liked to try to include her in everything and sometimes people asked if we were lesbians - NO WAY!

what i had with her was nice, but it needed to change and i needed space...as did probably her also to grow and change...

relationship was too stagnant when life requires growth and change.

it was very similar to your case with her. i was wanting change...and i felt constricted by her...that i owed her more than...brb.

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2018:
lol, someone came in and i had to stop typing...

basically, i felt she thought i owed her more time and when i didn't want to give it or hung out with someone else i felt that she felt upset by it...and then when i invited her, she'd blame me if it was a long drive or she didn't have a good time...so, i was stuck doing only routine things with her or otherwise any new experience would come with negative consequences also...eh....some of it i refuse to experience again so i'm trying to change my ways a bit. so tonight i'm not sure what she's even going to ask about. maybe she doens't want to go. that would be fine with me - bad weather for driving i doubt she'd be happy driving out at least 2hours each way...for her more like 3hours i think each way.


bearcountrygg on 05/22/2018:
I get what you are saying.....it sounds like a very similar kind of situation that I had. Everything always had to be about her and everyone always let her down because no one put her on the pedestal that she demanded to be on. Friends like that are exhausting........

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2018:
YES...and i was that friend who'd bring her up...and help her...i reached out because it was fun to have a friend to do things with...but i reached out so much that she ended up expecting it of me - to reach out.

yes, you got it. i treated her with a lot of extra compassion and effort than i did with anyone else - like she was a sister. but in the end, if i want that type of relationship, i think the next time will be with a man.


bearcountrygg on 05/22/2018:
Yup....I totally get it. This gal was such a drama queen...that she thought her ex was monitoring her house...we went over there so Denny could look at some wires she found....and they were her doorbell wires...LOL...when her in ground oil tank leaked...she said her ex came and took the oil.....when someone slid on the ice and knocked down her mailbox she said her ex did it so she couldn't get her child support...every grey truck she saw was an ex watching her house. The neighbor had his security camera so that it was watching her house ( no he was watching his driveway)...some gal she worked with sent her a negligee and told her to find a man of her own and leave that gals husband alone...LOL....I watched her and her last husbands dog while they went to Canada on vacation....and he came to pick the dog up...without her...I asked where she was and he said she was sleeping...NOPE...they had gotten in a fight...and she told him to go home without her...and he did...and she took a train home a couple of days later...she didn't call me....and was upset that I didn't call the police about her not being there with him.....Such a drama queen. She said that I should have thought that he killed her...so I should have reported it....THAT IS WHAT SHE WANTED EVERYONE TO THINK.....I just don't have time in my life anymore for that kind of person.


Donkey on 05/22/2018:
Proud of you for getting the jogging done - bravo!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2018:
It was a walk lol.... bc form outta work sorta late and was on phone - still need to jog - grrrr now I'll plan to do it Thursday ! lol I'm just glad my legs do not hurt and that I'm gradually getting stronger :)

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2018:
STILL WORKING ON IMPLEMENTING THIS PART OF THE PLAN...FORGIVING MYSELF FOR YESTERDAY bc i still moved around (sorry caps were on lol) ...and working on the jog situation still...i do not plan for many more phone calls holding me back or working late at work which doesn't happen so often anymore...next time i have a plan, it'll stay :)


happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
Is she an only child?

horn_of_plenty on 05/29/2018:
NO, THE OPPOSITE. she has 3 siblings and has had to take some role in helping them out as well as her parents so she probably likes how i can give to her and support her (emotionally, not monetarily)



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