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Horn_of_plenty - Monday Mar 02, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

kombucha 50

brownie (so small and overcooked :( but i still will eat them...) 250160, coffee 50, yogurt 150. 

snack: tbd dried jackfruit 50, decaf coffee with extra milk 100...almonds 100

lunch: salad 50, dressing 150, salami 220, maybe mustard, popcorn..veggie chips 200..chocolate 50....jackfruit 100. lunch wasn't satisfying for some reason.

3pm another choc muffin 150 - maybe going to throw the rest out, they are too dry.

BIG CRAVINGS today after lunch!....i am sure tomorrow will be better.

snack: buy fruit...

5pm dinner decided to do a little more work, got starbucks next door, will do an extra half hour or so of work: a fish burger on an english muffin, maybe veggies with it. maybe some ice cream too... BUY A STARBUCKS SANDWICH AND EAT BEFORE WALK HOME..250 (egg white cheddar turkey sausage on eng muffin)

got home around 8pm: snacks - clementines 50, 2 bags gummies (overboard!) 180..and a plain wrap. 

2200 total 

Plans after work:

- Situps at home

- Walk at least 1 mile home, maybe 1.5-2 miles depending how i feel. there are bus stops everywhere after the mile mark, so, i could wait for the bus when i feel like i don't want to walk anymore :)...did the whole 2.5 miles!!!!!!!

- just relax tonight, go to bed early again :)...but possibly CLEAN THE BATHROOM!? i am a loser not to have done it already!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/02/2020:
Those browning sure looked good on FB!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/02/2020:
i am so annoyed that i kept them in oven too long :( wahhhhh....but i am not about to waste them, yet.. they are so small i am amazed the calories are so high. not the best of my brownie recipes, but an easy one.


legcramps on 03/02/2020:
Too bad those brownies didn't turn out the way you were expecting; I agree with bcgg - they looked great on facebook LOL!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/02/2020:
yeah, so dry and airy lol...i wish i took them out on time! but i will make more brownies soon...i've been craving them


bearcountrygg on 03/02/2020:
You mentioned that they are dry and airy to Legs.....one thing about brownies...they need to be stirred very little...just until mixed...over mixing brownies whips air into them so they won't be dense.....

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/02/2020:
yes, that could be a reason why these brownies are so dry also :( i'm debating throwing them away but they just aren't THAT bad to that...i do have some frozen desserts i also made....hmmm

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/02/2020:
i did the calories again just to check, amazing that something so small has so many calories (due to the amount of coconut oil).


bearcountrygg on 03/02/2020:
Well....How about breaking them up and adding some whipped cream and some strawberries??????

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/02/2020:
good idea...maybe eat with my pudding ... :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/02/2020:
i just realized i did the math wrong...so the calories are less than i originally thought :)


bearcountrygg on 03/02/2020:
Pudding would work!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/02/2020:
:-D :)


Donkey on 03/03/2020:
Yesterday was a Hungry Day for me too. All I wanted to do was eat all day!

horn_of_plenty on 03/03/2020:
Yeah I packed a better breakfast today to counteract my cravings !!!! I hope these snack attack feelings is pass as TOM ends



Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Mar 01, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

It is that "TOM" so i'm glad i am home today with plans to basically stay at home for most of the day...which is good because i've used the bathroom like 3 times...if you know what i mean! this always happens this time of the month...constipation the few days before and then needing to go all day the first day. if i'm at work my body isn't as relaxed as it is when i'm home...so it doesn't work out as well as when i'm home the first day..TMI!

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Cravings breakfast 2 bags keto gummies 200, 2 keto cookies 200, ice cream 200, coffee 50. 650

noon snack turned lunch chips 150..., wrap 100, mustard, leftover chicken 200. 450 popcorn 150

snacks: tastes of brownie mix 100, kombucha 50, tastes of strawberry pudding 50. 200.more kombucha later 50

4:30 snack salami 200, popcorn 150. 350

6:30 raspberries 100, black bean fish pollack burger it's ok in wrap 200, and apple 100

2250..

feeling quite sleepy but glad i can work out at home. was thinking to go to gym, but, i'd rather do it at home and be able to just read and rest today..i may even read some of my other library book that's unrelated to my class for a change of pace. :)

...my parents bought me turbo tax. soon i'll have to do my taxes. not sure when, but it's not a rush to do just yet :).  I am eager actually to start, it shouldn't be hard since i've been using turbo tax the past couple years..maybe i'll start on it tonight too.

 

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Things to do:

clean gp cage DONE

laundry DONE

clean shower?....i do want to do it...after workout!? LOL. such a procrastinator with this!

cook turkey meatballs & keto brownies  (eating leftovers / takout / microwavable meals) this week instead of cooking turkey meatballs)

read some of the study guide 

home workout SOON

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/01/2020:
Can you tell me the name brand for the keto gummies? I LOVE gummies! But the ones I make from sugar free jello aren't so good... maybe that's a good thing, actually!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/01/2020:
These are VERY good. The brand is seriously overpriced, but, they taste very good. SmartSweets.

the chewiest ones are the red big goldfish ones that are sweet. I also like the peach rings. all of them are good. Sorry the price isn't. but i don't think you'd be disappointed. the reds ones are so close to being like those red gummy fish...they are like the real deal! i buy them all (all 5 flavors that are available).


bearcountrygg on 03/01/2020:
Turbo Tax time for us too.....march is my Tax time!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/02/2020:
me too...now it's close being out of February. I may do my taxes on my day off next week :) or that weekend or something. I'd like to get them done soon too :)

there's a free version, but i never experimented with it. i do know someone that always does his free!

also, Costco (like BJ's) was selling Turbo for $49.99 (better than the online cost of $95 last week)


bearcountrygg on 03/02/2020:
I think I ordered mine last November...it's okay because when i start the cd it automatically goes to their site and updates......but it was higher this time...I always paid around $49 for it...but it was about $10 more this time......I'm afraid to use the free version besides...I like to file the cd along with my records each year just in case......I can't believe that we have never been audited in 53 years.....but then again...I'm also careful to answer everything honestly and it just doesn't vary much from year to year as far as deductions go.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/02/2020:
I am also afraid to use the free version.



Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 29, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Good Morning. Slept my 10 hours...Now getting ready to walk over to the class (9-2:45pm) i'm taking.  Later afterwards i'm visiting parents and we're walking for a little bit and then going for dinner.

Early snacks: gummies and some of a kombucha 110

snacks during class will be coffee 50 / chocolates 200: 250

light lunch: wrap with butter 160 and egg 100: 260; popcorn 110, candies 50

total so far: 800

snack before walking with parents: tbd gotta be something substantial - milk / almond milk and stevia with belvita crackers 230. 350 total 

fruit apple and orange 150

soup 50, salad 100 too much dressing, rice bigger serving 250, veggies in sauce 250, chicken 250.  900 tops 

2100. 

1.5 hours walking today , not all at once :)

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/01/2020:
Did you have a nice visit with your folks?

Horn_of_plenty on 03/01/2020:
Very nice yes. I stayed later than i expected since plans got cancelled for today so it was easier to stay with my parents a little later.

They walked with me in 35F weather! what troopers! then scrabble with me and she always beats me! then dinner. was great!


bearcountrygg on 03/01/2020:
Sounds like a great place to walk...I loved living in the city for that....

Horn_of_plenty on 03/01/2020:
:-) parents live on Long Island, if you have heard of it? Excellent for walking, not crowded. quiet :) suburban life!


bearcountrygg on 03/01/2020:
Oh yes...I've heard of Long Island! It sounds like a good walking place.



Horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 28, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Ran out of apt soon after shower so i could be at work early bc i need to leave early today - have the intake appt for new therapy place early today after work at 5:35pm (lol that's the time i was given).  I will leave work today at 4:40pm, since i got here nice and early at 8:10, not 8:30 :)....

Breakfast: yogurt and light banana cookie 300, coffee 50.

10am snack: another light banana lg cookie 150

11:30am: almonds 100

lunch: my cheese and squash casserole along with a salad, popcorn...(BUT MAYBE NOT - I MAY go to buffet and have a lot of roasted veggies instead of the cheese casserole which i may freeze until next week!)...piece of white meat turkey 150, grilled peppers 100, grilled eggplant 50, fried calimari 200. total 500. 

snacks: fruit...100 clementine / plum / and a french cruller that i meant to eat half of but ate the whole thing even though it was already partially stale from sitting out all day lol 250

decaf coffee extra milk on way home since it was 7pm and i was hungry and wanted to walk at least a mile which i did 100

8:30pm dinner: GOOD QUESTION - thinking a microwavable burrito i have at home :) bowl of leftover cooked cabbage 100 and the burrito soooo goood! 350-400. total around 500...and gave into gummies sf i bought at vitamin shoppe on way home lol 100

2150

Tonight's plan: walk a little bit like a mile from bus to home; bed early for class tomorrow....yes, done!

....pick up some veggies for guinea pigs during walk home done!...drop off two envelopes - one for union class and one for rent/maintenance done!

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Saturday plan: class 9-2:45, see parents around 3:30 for walk, have dinner with them, then prob just drive home and not sleep over...

Sunday will be to clean shower, laundry, cooking turkey meatballs, cleaning guinea pigs cage, workout at home since it seems i got enough going on without needing to throw going to a gym into the mix...

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

legcramps on 02/28/2020:
Very interested to know how your appt goes today and what you think of this therapist. So will your appts be on Fridays from now on?

Sounds like you'll have a pretty busy weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/28/2020:
actually, i think this is the "intake" person and then AFTER today i am assigned to a new therapist.

last therapist at other place on the past wednesday was hilarious. she even "let me out 10 min early!" too funny. she hardly gave a recommendation in all 5 weeks i went to her! glad to move on :)

thanks for your comment!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/28/2020:
either way, it's already a good change to get out of the rather long commute after work in changing places :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/28/2020:
and no, i do not know what day therapy will be on - but i can say that i wouldn't mind fridays. :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/28/2020:
....wednesday, i didn't ask to be "let out early" .... she just did that. i guess she could tell i wasn't about to complain about it!>


Donkey on 02/29/2020:
Wow you accomplished a lot!

How did your intake go?

Horn_of_plenty on 03/01/2020:
intake lady was very nice. i believe she's one of the therapists there too. so far, i think it's going to be a good decision switching to this closer place.



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Feb 27, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

8:30 breakfast half lg bagel 200, cream cheese 100, turkey bacon 150 450 and iced coffee 50

9:45am snack: 4 mini stroopwaffles (cookies) 150

1pm lunch: wrap 150, turkey bacon 150, cooked cabbage 100, halo top ice cream 200

fruit and butter popcorn 4:30 300

1550

dinner microwavable pizza burrito says only 260 cals but i doubt it; and chips 150. i'll say around 500 here., later kombucha 50

2100, excellent.

 

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 - use laser right after breakfast - DONE

- Walking in Morning after laser - 2.5mi DONE

- studying the intro PM class material - shouldn't need to study too much this time..like up to 3 hours OR LESS the whole day to go over some things..did this but only for an hour - DONE

- cook turkey meatballs (or on weekend) SUNDAY...

- (possibly clean bathroom - just a maybe...maybe even like a half clean, mostly the shower) - Before my shower! - maybe tonight otherwise Sunday

- 6:30pm-probably 7:30pm Library Open Mic Event i want to attend for sure (free) DONE! was worth going!

- Weights in the evening after / or before Library - DEFINITE at home :) Will be DONE !

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/28/2020:
I'm so jealous of your day off. Sounds like it was a good day though!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/28/2020:
it was good...i even fell asleep in afternoon for a two hour nap (totally not planned to do, but it happened!) i can't feel bad about it. and i still made it out to the library :) overall, it was a great day :)



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Feb 26, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

kombucha 60

breakfast: craving some meat, got a starbucks sandwich 250 and my light banana cookie 150, coffee 50.

dried jackfruit, white choc 100, almonds 100

lunch: mix of salad with some dressing 150, tofu 100, squash casserole 250...popcorn 150..650

really craving an energy drink and WILL GIVE IN...just today, won't be a crazy habit again lol...yup had like half of one and paid wayyyy too much in NYC for it.

snacks: plum, chocolate 100, emergen-c Drink 50.

mcdonalds 500 nuggets/fries

half plain bagel, couple gummies 200

2200, good.

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Tonight is therapy appointment. I am switching places soon and will cancel all remaining therapy at this place. I am SO DONE with the drive after work to go there !!! Plus, i don't even know if i'm supposed to go at 7pm or 7:45pm...this therapist SUCKS! :)  (i will have to call them..like now!) glad to not go to her anymore after tonight.  I have an intake at the other place on Friday after work (glad to be taking a vacation day TOMORROW from work!)

ON THURSDAY, TOMORROW DAY OFF, there are certain things that I will do:

- use laser right after breakfast

- Walking in Morning after laser

- studying the intro PM class material - shouldn't need to study too much this time..like up to 3 hours OR LESS the whole day to go over some things..

- cook turkey meatballs (or on weekend)

- (possibly clean bathroom - just a maybe...maybe even like a half clean, mostly the shower) - Before my shower!

- 6:30pm-probably 7:30pm Library Open Mic Event i want to attend for sure (free)

- Weights in the evening after Library - DEFINITE at home :)

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

legcramps on 02/26/2020:
That's great news about the therapy! I'm assuming the other therapist is much closer to where you live? It will make such a difference not having to travel so far anymore. Happy Wednesday!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/26/2020:
yes, it's much closer and right now it's directly again on the way home from the city. i am not sure i'll always be working in the city, but, it will work well for now :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/26/2020:
I will miss the driving aspect of it, but, i can't have everything hahaha. meaning, it was good practice to drive there, as i don't drive much during the week. but the amount of time spent traveling def wasn't worth it.



Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Feb 25, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

kombucha 60

apple muffins/yogurt 400, coffee 50

snack: almonds? 100

lunch: with the casserole 250 and half another piece 125...tomato and greens with dressing 200 tops, popcorn? 575..600; getting a coffee at work too. popcorn 50, white choc easter eggs minis 50 (OMG SO GOOD! a new candy i never tried!)

snack: fruit? have a bunch here at work..100 2 plums

7:45PM DINNER 2 lg peaches before they spoil 200...latte 200...chips lol 200

2000 good

....

Another meeting (union administrative  / office division that happens every other month only)  tonight @ 6pm no longer than 7pm...then weights tonight at home obiously not just leaving to get to gym at 7:30 that'd be NUTZ.

i should use the laser soon (skipped it for 2 weeks but i'm at the end of the process anyways) 

meeting was  educational :)

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!


Horn_of_plenty - Monday Feb 24, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

no kombucha, got up so late i admit didn't shower, just cleaned off a bit outside of it with wipes...yeah. very rushed.

i have a sore throat, but not bad. i hope to feel better by weekend, if i can get enough rest / sleep. I am NOT very sick just have something VERY minor right now.

Breakfast: apple cake larger piece 250, coffee 50, yogurt 150. 450.

snack: tbd almonds? 100

lunch: the squash casserole, all week ! :) 300, salad 50, goldfish 200. 550-600

snack: fruit? and dried fruit 200, almonds 50

1400

At meeting: cool pizza dough with roasted veggies and no cheese which is funny bc I had cheese at lunch so this worked well 300, diet soda, wine back at home 150

1900 tops :-)

evening 30 min bike ride on stationary:)

dinner: not sure, found out i have a meeting to Optionally attend, but thinking i will, as i 'm taking off this coming THURSDAY so i may as well attend the meeting and see what it's about...its the religious club in the union that i sometimes go to... maybe i'll even get food out of it, but not promising, bc i will show up for the meeting and not dinner.

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/25/2020:
I hope your sore throat has not developed into something more this morning.

Are you glad you went to the meeting? You've mentioned this group before, and I see it as a good thing that you went. Nice that they had food!

I rode my bike at home last night too. Just couldn't bring myself to go to the gym.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/25/2020:
the meeeting was actually a decent experience overall. i came late on purpose since i didn't want to leave work early. and i'm glad i ate dinner there...so i could come home and get on bike and move forward with the night.


innerpeace on 02/25/2020:
It's from the gym! I would always get a sore scratchy throat after going to the gym when being away for awhile. Seriously though, I hope you can nip it in the bud and it doesn't turn into something more. Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/25/2020:
i bet it is from gym.

it's not getting worse and luckily not that bad. i just need to keep resting and getting sleep or i'll get overrun!



Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Feb 23, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

 Kombucha 80-100

bowl Onyxorgum 250 almond milk 50 taste of a recipe I am making 50, iced coffee 50  and a chocolate 50

a bowl of my squash casserole (photo above) very tasty 250 chips 200

1000...

chips 100, veggies 100, spiked seltzer 150, candies and berries 100

1450

550, 100

2100

 30 min on bike was my exercise..decent.  i was standing up a bit all morning for cooking :) 

 

 

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!


Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 22, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

have class and got up really late .... was 5 min late today but didn't miss anything though not good .....

 Kombucha 50

choco 200, coffee 50

wrap and egg and avocado 350...

3pm full meal after class strawberries 50, microwave pizza 350, extra cheese 50, iced coffee 50...500, pack of dried jackfruit 100. 600.

lots of cabbage 200, chips 3 big servings 500! ...700 maybe a taste of ice cream 150

2100. Good

not sure if I still want the gym because it's getting very late and tomorrow I am mostly out of the apartment -  I think I'll just stay home because I can exercise and do laundry and cook ....if I go to gym the day will end quicker and I'll do less...

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snack and gym today after class....not home or couch...just home to change for gym :)

will try to pay for a day pass...

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/22/2020:
Sounds like a good idea to wait on the gym pass. Staying home will help balance out the weekend...

horn_of_plenty on 02/22/2020:
I’m glad I went and thought I looked even stronger in my arms than when I left the gym a couple years or so ago lol.

Gym would be good for me to do cardio. I think gym was a nice change of pace but don’t expect to make it very permanent at least right now .... it wouldn’t work out well during the week to go too often. I’m just glad my hard work at home is keeping me toned :) I will continue to work on getting more cardio in

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/24/2020:
def not gonna buy a gym membership right now.



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