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Horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 23, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Home Kombucha, didn't work 70

Breakfast / Snacks: coffee 100, banana 120, wrap 60 with ketchup 20 and egg 100. 400, salt and pepper cashews 200...hungry and cannot concentrate, jittery...had pb crackers 200

900 before lunch - hopefully not more.

Lunch healthy: clementine 50, roasted potatoes: 200?, marinated mushrooms: 150?, flounder 150? total here 550. food is great in deli across the street! and healthy...plan is to enjoy it for a week or two for now...and maybe just eat more dinners at home! YES...like i can still prepare food, but it will be prepped for my dinner rather than my lunch! that's all...

1450 after lunch...

 Dinner: to be a light dinner of lite ice cream and maybe some fruit. Not more than 400 cal..very light ice cream like 350 cal for the whole pint!

not more than1850 total today.

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Saturday plans are really simple:go to track and set up for the BEEP test..try it...this will be in morning after breakfast. then lunch & after lunch i'll go to gym for a workout. after that i'm not sure...i'm not even sure what to do Sunday! well...laundry, get some food for the week - i plan to eat out for lunch next week everyday...food is good & healthy so right now i'm going to enjoy it since like i said - it's very HEALTHY.

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ending the day on a more positive note: 2070 avg cals per day = DECENT! it's my goal to remain with weekly averages now in the 2000s rather than 2100 or 2200! I'm doing good if i make the choice to eat less today. i can do it!

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it won't be a "low cal" week or even moderate cal week, it'll end around 2200 cals per day, but i'll try my best to manage my appetite tonight and eat a lighter dinner - maybe a pint of light ice cream or something to just enjoy the motions of eating but go to bed early tonight...hope to have a more productive day tomorrow after a full night of restful sleep.

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Last night i was in bed by around 7pm, up at 4:45. It's enough sleep, yes, but lately i am extremely tired and it helps me not to get sick as i transition again to a new workplace and commute as well as new coworkers and slightly new assignments....

I ate a bunch of carbs for dinner and was fully knocked out afterwards...but it's also from all the changes going on for me - my body is definitely still adjusting and i'll prob be finally adjusted by April or so - it's very important right now to me to move thru Winter with continuing my gym sessions and the class i'm taking. I also have a small number of other commitments (just like a couple of them) until April, so, I have enough on my plate until then. I say April because April is in about a month from now and that's how long I figure it'll take me to feel comfortable and used to the new commute (which actually i have a choice of station i use so i'll try a different subway station going home tonight - they are both equally distant from work - around 1/4 mile...)

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/24/2018:
Good luck with the BEEP test today!

horn_of_plenty on 02/24/2018:
Thank you - I want to know where I am at in general :)



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Feb 22, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

1st day working in NYC during the time i've been an adult. Once, while i was in college, i worked for a brief amount of time there.

So today i'm up earlier, just before 5am, and now i'll leave my apt at 5:45-5:55 to get to work by 7am. Hopefully this is enough time, i think it is & i'll be testing it today and tomorrow.

My new hours will be 7am-3:30...3:30 is the good part....and if i were able to get home by 4:30, that would be amazing! 

Had kombucha early so I'm finally mostly unbloated. Had a banana 200 cal Packed a breakfast wrap 60, one slice salami 20, egg and ketchup 100. 200 400 Also packed a water. I'll def go out or order in lunch - hoping to go out although it's raining today I think by lunchtime....

There's a march in the city Saturday - def not going. I'll be really happy to sleep in. I now wake up around 4:45-5. Scale says I have gained around 2-4lbs

Coffee 100 and cashews 200 700 before lunch really happy it's 11 and that I can go home at 3:30pm

Lunch from right across street huge prepared food marketplace lots of roasted and also sautéed broccoli 150, 2 pieces of plaintains 150, lots of seared tuna with sesame seeds 250? 550-600 - just expensive and i coulda taken a hair less food. it was around $7.50

3pm snacks: 100

1350...really happy to go home in 20 minutes, i'm really tired.

Dinner: Overate pretzels 350, peanut butter 120, cooked cranberries 60, yogurt 140 total here 700

Was going to be lower cal but binged on pretzels - bed soon

2050

2166 6 day avg.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/22/2018:
Good Luck...enjoy your first day!

horn_of_plenty on 02/22/2018:
Ty lady...I'm on the bus now


Maria7 on 02/22/2018:
Hope all goes well for you.

horn_of_plenty on 02/22/2018:
ty Maria...been a long day...happy to go home tonight to sleep very well i am quite sure.


bearcountrygg on 02/22/2018:
I'm really curious as to how long your commute was today!

horn_of_plenty on 02/22/2018:
Lol it was around 1hr 15min - and this afternoon I forgot to pay attention to when I got home :)


bearcountrygg on 02/22/2018:
for 32 years D drove to Detroit and we lived anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour away...and he like the travel time to decompress...or plan his day...there are good aspects to it.

horn_of_plenty on 02/23/2018:
Yep it'll be fine :)


happy-1 on 02/23/2018:
That's the schedule that is supposed to help fight off alzheimers. You are lucky to get it!

horn_of_plenty on 02/23/2018:
7am-3:30pm!?



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Feb 21, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

2190 5-day avg.

not gonna bring lunch to work tomorrow, planning to go out and expore the area for lunch since my coworker / boss is out this week....so i def plan to go out for lunch - and not bringing lunch would be that excuse.!!!!!!! it's the city so there's gonna be tons of food places in that area.

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Gym tonight...helps me in my goals to improve my fitness.

my location is changing again for work so i'm going to also change my hours. it'll take around 25 minutes longer to reach work now and same to come home...so instead of 45 min, it'll be around 1hr and 10min each way. i'm FREAKING TIRED and really not ready for the commute change to start TOMORROW. anyways, the change should be BETTER with me doing more work with someone i already know. I should be acting as an assistant to an estimator / project manager instead of being left to my own devices. I need to pack my stuff today so it can be delivered to the new location tomorrow. it's actually directly in NYC (Manhattan)...not queens or surrounding area. This is cool...maybe actually i realize there might be an Express bus i can take to work - the whole way - gonna look into that now.

Express bus is double the price, adding up to around $120 a month...not sure it's worth it - so i'll just stick with bus and train (takes the same amount of time and physically it more of an exercise if i stick to bus and train rather than sitting straight for an hour on the express bus).

Chocolate is not coming with me to the new work location.

I am going to change my hours, to start earlier @ 7am and get outta work by 3:30pm - instead of 7:30-4.  with a longer commute home, it's hard enough to get to the gym after work - i'd rather aim to get home earlier. lol, but i realize i won't be - as the half hour just covers the additional commute - but maybe there's the express bus...checking this.

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Home: kombucha 60

Breakfast: wrap and ketchup 80, 1 pc salami and an egg 100, banana 120, coffee 50: 350.

snack: cashews, 2 chocolates 300

Healthy lunch: 640

Snack: clementine 50

1400 before dinner

Dinner before gym: thinking a Subway sandwich that i'll buy at lunchtime. 

early 3:30 dinner - out of work early ... Gym will be a little early thankfully and bed early thankfully !!! New schedule starting tomorrow...

2250 total, good.

lots going on right now...with the changing of job offices again.

gym workout was decent but my pushups were horrible.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 02/21/2018:
Hope you have a good day.

horn_of_plenty on 02/21/2018:
I realize I can go home early - very happy about it.


bearcountrygg on 02/21/2018:
Good luck tomorrow...hoe it's a positive change.


bearcountrygg on 02/22/2018:
HOPE!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 02/22/2018:
Lol



Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Feb 20, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

2175 4-day average. tired day.

Home: kombucha (didn't work - lately i'm a bit blocked up sorry tmi) 60

Breakfast: low carb wrap by Tumaro's (loving them again! - i used to be sick of them but boy are they good when they are toasted!) 60, cheese 100, egg 100 and salami only 1 slice, coffee50 , chocolate 50 (yeah still on it). 360.

 saving banana for later and will enjoy with some cashews 220 (too much sugar to eat banana...i seriously need to quit a bit of my sugar to get my body feeling better i think...not quit all sugar, but especially in the mornings here at work while i sit at this desk, i don't think i need to eat all the sugars right now - i wanna get back to more higher fat items - like eating my eggs (and not peanut butter on a wrap) - i do feel much better after the egg and cheese and meat than when i eat peanut butter and i'm starving in two hours. seriously - try it - low carb wraps and an egg and 1 slice salami - i'm not rebuying the cheese...that's the end of it...now i'll toast my sandwiches without it and see how it fills me up - maybe with mustard or ketchup.

650 before lunch.

Lunch: balanced and from home - trying to remember what i ate...half sweet potato with skin 100, 150 in chilli, cauliflower 50, chicken sausage 150, lettuce  50 at most: 500, excellent!...snack of 1 chocolate 50

1250

Snack: clementine

1300.

Dinner: to buy it at lunchtime from the tasty Marketplace for a good dinner to eat before my class tonight...healthy stuff...lots of veggies...not more than 600

2050 actually today....maybe strawberries and jello after class, before bed.

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Got everything done this weekend except cleaning the hamster cage which i'll do Thursday night. 

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I am trying to stop constantly crossing my legs at work and trying to sit with them straight for a little while each day..or as long as i can take it...better circulation i think.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/20/2018:
Yes to not crossing legs...I sat on one leg for years...and still do when I forget...and I'm paying for it now with hip pain....I've been limping 100% of the time now for at least 3 months...definitely better to break those habits while you are still young.

horn_of_plenty on 02/20/2018:
lol, will now uncross my legs...it's def on autopilot over here ... even just stopping for a few minutes a day will be helpful on my end!

i hope some of your ice melts up by you!



Horn_of_plenty - Monday Feb 19, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

400 Greek yogurt and yellow raisins added cinnamon and couple pretzels Dark chicolate at parents house before walk 100 Hour walk from 10-11am legs were tired so I'm happy to be home - had lunch at 11 and took a shower falling asleep for like 45 minutes after my shower. Change of plans bc rock hit my windshield yesterday and having it repaired today Lunch bread 250 with cream cheese 100 and lox 100, persimmon 100

1050... Hopefully car repair done by 3:30 then driving directly to gym after stopping to bring washed clothes and stuff from parents up to my apt first first

coffee and bar before gym 250

1300 :)

Healthy dinner: 250 in carbs, lots of leftover chinese eggplant minus most of the sauce plus lettuce lol 200, chicken sausage 150, strawberries 50. total is 650, excellent!

1950 - very pleased, much better day to end the long weekend right!

3day average: 2216 - won't help weight loss but it's a decent average. The thing i've learned is not to have a bad day and try to balance it - no - but to have many good days instead...and not have all these bad days. to work towards being more successful and careful. less chocolate. less junk.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/19/2018:
That windshield thing is a pain!

horn_of_plenty on 02/19/2018:
It's good we have full coverage - my parents share their plan with me :) - so luckily it's around 15min away and I got a nice walk and lunch in :) and a nap! It's nuts hoe much I sleep!


bearcountrygg on 02/19/2018:
Sounds like maybe the windshield turned out to be something that actually worked in your favor...even though it isn't a fun thing to happen...it did allow you to do some things you might not have done otherwise.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/19/2018:
For Sure :) it's the only reason i got in the long walk...and then had lunch at home with dad so tasty...and fell asleep...it was a good day overall !

i can't complain, it was productive and i didn't overeat!


Donkey on 02/19/2018:
I'm impressed with the walk! Hope your legs won't be rebelling tomorrow... How nice that you had a chance to visit with your folks.

I'd rather see a higher daily caloric intake with healthy foods, than going back to binge-eating. Just my opinion, but trying to offer some perspective.

horn_of_plenty on 02/20/2018:
i agree, just notice the weight gain around my stomach and don't want it to continue - will work on it slowly.

horn_of_plenty on 02/20/2018:
there's so rebellion - i can attribute to soreness only...so we'll just be aware and not be pushing myself to do any extra walking...i wore horrible shoes yesterday - def realize i need to wear better shoes overall, gonna switch out the "fakes" i bought in colombia with no support - and use better sneakers even going to work. but overall, i realize i need to lay back on the cardio rest of this week.



Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Feb 18, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Slept over parents house on Sunday night and had a delicious dinner which also included a slice of a heavy mouse cake so calories may have been 2600 for the day...

2350 2day avg

Big late breakfast 9:30-10:30- coffee 50, wrap 100, another wrap 50, cheese 100, egg 100, chicken sausage 80, split pea soup leftovers big serving 200?, 1 chocolate 100...750 fine.

strawberries and sf jello 50..

1pm Pint of low calorie (yes was tasty) ice cream: 320 (totally starting to binge again...will need to watch myself...i think i'm getting emotional and feeling out of control) i'll be ok as long as i keep up with the gym and keep a regular schedule :)

1150 approx.

3pm some Chinese broccoli 100?, nuts 200, dried cranberries 100, red pepper 50

1600, fine ....

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going to do taxes...

Got a Low rebate but better than no rebate !

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/18/2018:
I was forgetting about taxes...THANKS for the reminder...and the split pea soup sounds delish!

horn_of_plenty on 02/19/2018:
The soup in AM was very tasty - glad I did the taxes and now can forget about them :) my friend had done his the day before so it motivated me to do the same and get them done too!


happy-1 on 02/19/2018:
Look at you, over achiever!

horn_of_plenty on 02/19/2018:
Right !? It was mostly easy - hopefully I have no problems or get audited !


bearcountrygg on 02/19/2018:
Maybe some of us are turning over a new leaf? Maybe we had wake up calls? I know I have.

horn_of_plenty on 02/19/2018:
In the past I know how the backslide started: gained 1 pound then another and another by constantly overeating and continuously having worse and worse cravings and bingeing and letting my weight spiral over a period of 2-3 years - not about to go that route again. Will try to stop with all the chocolate as well as try to eat more around but 2000 than above that in calories :) it's def being worked on :)



Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 17, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

2100 cal

8:30am-10am breakfast and snacks 410, kombucha 40, white chocolate truffles 250: 700 cal, fine.

11-12 snacking peanut butter 200, corn muffin I made 150. 350, chicken sausage 150 1200.

small banana after gym 100

Healthy early dinner of lots of veggies but in chinese sauces 400, and tofu in a wrap 150

1850 - excellent...will try to stay only up to 2050 today...going to watch a movie now with Ricky...prob not gonna sleep over there...we'll see.

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plans are good for today. looking forward to a relaxed but also productive 3-day weekend. No big social plans aside from maybe walking over to Ricky's apt and watching a movie with him.  It's a really busy Winter with the class and keeping up my routine exercise so I am trying do what I want to do most but not overdo right now! 

I haven't been eating well - eating too high calories for about 2-3 weeks and the scale is starting to show it.  So, as usual, when i told myself that today i'd be really good - i've already indulged in the Lindt white chocolate truffles i have - i'm stopping buying chocolate for awhile now. Taking a break and not allowing it for myself at work bc it's gotten out of hand...

I have been productive this morning already cooked up some chicken / mozzerella sausages that were in my fridge - so i do not need to buy any proteins until Monday before the short work week (we are off Monday for President's Day!).

In terms of being productive, my plan is for two good workouts (today and Monday) and a bonus today of seeing where i am at on the Court Officer Beep Test. I'll set it up outside (just need a couple cones set up to mark 65 feet) and you run back and forth and must always get to the 65' before the "beep." It seems a challenging test and i just want to see where i am at right now...After lunch, i'll go also to the gym.

It's a little chilly out, but i don't plan to be outside too long - just to see where i am at with the beep test...I will really be trying to to a little cardio each weekend - whether it be jogging or walking or what have you.

With it being a busy Winter, I'm not looking to overdo this nice 3-day weekend.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/17/2018:
Actually the beep test sounds like fun!!! I could never do it...but wish I could watch you!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/17/2018:
the gym isn't 65' so i couldn't practice it...i hope to practice tomorrow since it should be warmer, as long as there's no snow on the ground...


Donkey on 02/17/2018:
"Scale is starting to show it" -- ???

I find with certain foods, I can't have them in the house or I will eat them. Maybe not all at once -- getting MUCH better at that (yay!!) -- but still, if it's something I don't need to be eating on a regular basis, then once they're gone, I don't re-stock.

So lucky that you have Monday off. My office is open, and I have to be there, because 2 of the 5 assistants are on vacation. Plus we have a busy day of appointments, so I'll be doing the meet & greet.

I hope that you get a chance to run the Beep test. I'd be interested to hear your results :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 02/18/2018:
i ended up not doing the beep test bc i sorta didn't realize that the gym is in no way 65' in the room i was using...pretty much leaves me outside only to do the test...i'll head into it in Springtime...for now i'm getting very sore from my gym leg workouts, so i'll just do them and in Spring start the outdoors jogging once again :)

i think i'm letting my mind get a hold of my body - starting to think to negatively at work all day...and it's affecting me at home - bingeing lately...so i'm going to work on it... :)



Horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 16, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Ended the week poorly wiTh a small binge tonight 2600 total today.

Weekly avg: 2185 per day

omg happy friday...so happy for a break coming tomorrow..def sleep in day!

Home: kombucha 30

Breakfast: banana 120, wrap 60, egg and cheese all toasted 400, tea, coffee, and chocolate of course lol., later another chocolate (dark)...just relaxing here at work right now...some people out and some at meetings, quiet day right now in office.

Snack: cashews salt and pepper 200

lunch: healthy again from home - leftovers eggplant mix 100, lettuce 50, olives and spaghetti squash mix 100, wheat gluten (it's a protein) 250 : 500.

3pm pb crackers 200 - been craving them all day :)

1550 before dinner :)

I am gonna keep on with this (bringing a lot of my lunches from home)...may pick up extra food for dinner from the shop nearby at lunchtime during my walk - bc at home the food i have left is dull in flavor...need something to mix up with it.. 

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I'm having a VERY tired day like if you gave me a bed to lay down on, i'd be back to sleep within an instant. I'm still sleeping like a log every single night of the week...my body is constantly using sleep to repair itself with the new workouts and all. Still it's like I can sleep for very long periods of tme - 10 hours. I'm happy to be able to sleep a lot this weekend & do plan to sleep in every single day - Sat, Sun, Monday we have off for President's Day.

My body is really sore today...because of new gym workouts still my legs are catching up and also i was doing errands all lafternoon yesterday after work - which i'm glad i did & just wish my body could "bounce back" better...i was walking just a little more after work ..got home a bit after 7 and was asleep by 8:30.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!


Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Feb 15, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Not more than a 1750 grand total!

2116 6 day avg...close to 2000 per day which is MUCH improved compared to last week...

Morning :)

Home Kombucha 50

TASTY breakfast toasted in oven at work! wrap low cal 60, egg 70, cheese 100! one dark chocolate 50.

Snack: salt and pepper cashews 200, banana

12:30pm Lunch: was low carb and boy do i feel nice and light but full...i think i need (at least on days of less cardio) to perhaps rethink my lunch - and stop with the calorie loaded lunch that always include carbs...maybe i don't need as much as i think?..and maybe i'll get less sleepy bc today i feel GREAT after lunch! i actually feel ALERT! it's an amazing feeling! anyways, lunch was lots of Rutabaga which is a low cal root veggie in very light sauce like 150 tops i think for the veggie along with a small pork burger 200. total around 400 and clementine 50. 450 and light i feel so good, but i do feel full!

2pm dark chocolate 50

1150...meeting ricky at train on the way home to look at wall art & possibly also have dinner out (even though i have TONS of leftovers which should actually last until Monday)

 

 since ending most energy drinks, def not drinking them daily, my skin is better. it's still not great though and has fluctuations...i am sure if i cleaned up my diet even more, my skin would also improve....

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I'm glad i showered right before bed and skipped that this AM to make the morning fast after a busy first half the week with activities going on every single night since Monday...but I'm still rushing to get ready so I know I need to get outta bed earlier. 

It's not good to walk into work at exactly 7:30am on dot bc if there's any problem with the commute, i'll end up being late. It's better to have like 10 minutes to spare. 

Very relaxed day with a couple coworkers at meetings and others out for the day...

Looking forward to eating leftovers tonight and getting to bed early so i can end the week tomorrow on a Positive Note feeling more rested on a Friday!

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

graindart on 02/15/2018:
I miss the taste of the energy drinks, but not the caffeine content. Since I've been off regular pop (soda) for the past 10 months, I replaced it somewhere along the line with diet pop and zero calorie energy drinks. I did it mostly to have something else to drink other than water. I understand that water is best for me, but I get bored drinking it. The problem with most diet pop drinks is that they all taste kind of flat and are trying to mimic the full-sugar drink they're named after. What I like about the zero-sugar energy drinks is that several of them have strong flavors, including a nice sour pucker effect. Most of them try to outdo each other with the amount of caffeine they can shove in the can, but I'd really love them more if they kept the flavor and totally dropped the caffeine. Before temporarily dropping caffeine intake a few weeks ago, I was consuming too many caffeinated beverages per day. After tomorrow's exam, I plan on drinking caffeinated stuff again, but at a much lower rate than before. I think my plan of attack will be to drink a gallon of water during the day before I allow myself to drink any of the other flavored stuff.

horn_of_plenty on 02/15/2018:
yeah the caffeine (and all the artificial chemicals in those energy drinks - like the Monster ones that DEFINITELY gave me the pucker taste effect and i also enjoyed those strong flavors...)...but the caffeine and chemicals DEFINITELY messed with my skin and sleep. I'd drink them mostly after work on the way to the gym where they'd definitely give me an energy boost (i'm talking diet ones with just the caffeine like the ones you're having), but i'd be waking up all night. i'd then get up and be craving those drinks so often during the day...the habit got worse and i'd be buying very strong energy drinks to have in the early mornings at work...and my skin was just looking horrible...i'm glad i do not drink them after work anymore...but i do sometimes drink them on the weekend before exercise - a more natural one actually - an aminos drink that i actually meant to find on amazon to check the price bc my gym charges $4 a small bottle (they come in plastic bottles not cans...). these have a really nice taste, when i find a link to the product, i'll share it with you - flavors are GREAT.

horn_of_plenty on 02/15/2018:
oh, there are flavored things that don't have caffeine for your water...they sell drops and of course powders to add...but maybe you like the bubbles of canned drinks.


happy-1 on 02/15/2018:
I can report that True Orange Mango drink is an acceptable morning substitute for my near constant craving for Sunny D... And is improved with lime.

Ginger kombucha got me off the diet coke for a while. Sometimes I backslide.

horn_of_plenty on 02/16/2018:
I've never heard of True Orange Mango...looking up...oh it looks GREAT...looks delicious...great advancement of your calorie count from your previous Sunny D! well done!


bearcountrygg on 02/15/2018:
Your lunch sounds super healthy.....

horn_of_plenty on 02/16/2018:
it was..i got hungry 2 hours later though once the fullness subsided...but had a chocolate and was ok!


graindart on 02/15/2018:
Since I prefer my drink bubbly, I do use some of those flavor enhancer squirt bottles at times and just add them to Sprite Zero (zero calorie, no caffeine). What I don't like is that the flavoring never quite distributes evenly. I start off with a light flavor taste and end heavy on the flavoring, like it falls to the bottom. I don't want to stir it because I don't want to destroy the bubbles. Have considered the SodaStream thing, but don't really want yet another gadget in the kitchen.

horn_of_plenty on 02/16/2018:
also, you can add stevia or the squirts to seltzer!!!!!!!!!!!

i do not find that stirring just a little bit will destroy bubbles...try it with seltzer also...nice job on working towards eliminating caffeine.



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Feb 14, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

2190 5 day. sorta high.

Happy Valentines! Company provided bagels! They are very tasty! And i was able to toast mine! yum!

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Kombucha 70 

Breakfast & Morning Snack: 1/2 bagel 200, cream cheese 150 (rest of bagel later 200), cashews 100, berry tea with extra sweetener fruit punch drops lol yes ...banana too 100. total here :750 - fine!

Lunch: it's healthy - lots of veggies and one of my pork burgers 200 - gonna do a low carb lunch i think. um, i think lunch was 700 cal...very big portions.

very dark chocolates 100

1650...

Dinner before gym at home: 

2000...

2250 total.

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GYM tonight & hopefully getting there earlier...bed early...

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Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 02/14/2018:
Hope you have a wonderful day. :-)

horn_of_plenty on 02/14/2018:
slow but good :)


bearcountrygg on 02/14/2018:
I got into the bagels today too...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 02/14/2018:
they don't satisfy me...at all! i eat half with cream cheese or a whole one...an hour or two later, i'm hungry. too many carbs for stable blood sugar right!? do you get that way too?


bearcountrygg on 02/14/2018:
Actually my blood sugar was 105 today ( after eating bagel).....being a carb does raise it a bit....so that was really good for me...I often am around 70 which is a problem that needs quick sugar....below 70 is seriously a problem....so bagel and 105 is super good for me. But carbs don't satisfy hunger for long usually...today I was just all messed up....feeling generally yucky....much better now.

horn_of_plenty on 02/15/2018:
eating carbs at end of a meal or after veggies and protein tends to make them more satisfying for me...


graindart on 02/14/2018:
Bagels, cream cheese, cashews, and dark chocolate. Your list of food items today entails most of what I love to eat, but haven't had much of during the past 10 months. In the past I'd normally eat a couple toasted bagels with each half prepared differently. One with butter, one with peanut butter, one with cream cheese, and the last with whatever tasted the best.

Love cashews, especially freshly roasted with large bits of salt on them. Love dark chocolate.

Unfortunately I have portion control issues with all of them, so have found it easier to just skip for now. Just another couple months and I'll try introducing them back in, hopefully in moderation.

horn_of_plenty on 02/15/2018:
actually, bagels do stink and it really messed with my appetite yesterday...i'd say mostly stay away from them...only reason i was eating them is because i personally didn't buy them...

i have new cashews with salt and pepper....and the black pepper helps me not eat as many bc it's not sweet...i realize i can make them on my own with salt and pepper lol ...

and the chocolate i started to buy mostly more for work - i thnk ghardinelli and lindt brands...individually wrapped..so i try to take one but lately it's increasing and i want another...i have to also work on portions...but they do say dark chocolate is healthy which is why i'm keeping with it (although i admit to buying WHITE chocolate and flavored other ones which do NOT provide a benefit! LOL)

for me, when i was first dieting years ago, i was much more strict. it takes years (for me approx 15 years) of learning - and still learning - the best foods and choices, etc., for holding my weight steady. right now i feel i gained, but hope it'll just go down without major restriction - as long as i'm active and bring calories down just a hair but not like 1200 or 1500 ...that's too low for me. I did used to eat that way, though.

i do also have portion control issues, so i also, especially in the past, was an "all or nothing" philosphy. i've changed a lot since reaching my goal weight which was always 115,of which i even am under it and love it.



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