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Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Dec 01, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 111.0

legs, abs, 30 min evening bike ride (glad i have this bike!)

Happy Sunday, it's World AIDS Day to remember those lost to the disease.

kombucha 50

pumpkin choc chip brownie 300 (hardened up!), whipped cream 150.  

11am after iced coffee, pb on cracker100

noon lunch wrap 120, butter 100, salami 100, veggies (daikon) with sauce 150 450.

snack wine 150

dinner lots of chinese, too much sauce in it. 900? i don't love chinese, but i do love my dad and he took me for it. nice guy! loving guy.




1- Toe taps (when i remember) (just tapping toes in shoe, not moving the whole foot) and also - /

1A. toe raises aka calf raises (one is just a stretch, the taps and i don't always do them) toe rasies (going up on tippy toes and back down) strengthens the calf

2- a squat stretch that looks like this, but i raise my toes more and stretch onto my heels more, i like to do this after the toe raises:


3- Lunges, but in place where i always bring my leg back to standing position. i do each side like 10-12 reps and 3 sets each (takes awhile, good exercise)

4- Split squat (still working on my range with this and it's much harder than the lunge above for me), another type of lunge but i end on my kneecap area (i do it on a mat and don't press hard on the knee) ...it's a mix of squat / lunge. i do this in place also:


5- Squats, sometimes only with body weight and sometimes with 30-35 pound bars that i own

Each of the exercises above i like to try for 3 sets, with 10-12 reps each.

6- Ricky was showing me work for my hamstring, when i hold onto something in front of me and do a back kick to work my hamstring/butt like a ballerina, i sometimes forget it, but trying to remember to add this into my routine :)  :  (but without the band below)




Things I want to do today / time pending:

- donate clothes and variety of stuffed animals

- buy door hooks from local hardware store so i can hang the coat i use all the time on the back of the door for easy access and not a mess in the closet :) Ricky's idea

- Leg Routine (above) and Abs routine since i didn't do it yesterday

- get on stationary bike if i have time

- organize fridge / cook bok choy ?


Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only -2 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 12/01/2019:
Good day for exercise...I plan some too...but not as dedicated as you are....your plans look good.....I'm moving furniture today so i hope I get to the get some exercise in also.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/01/2019:
moving furniture def counts as some exercise !!! :)

happy-1 on 12/01/2019:
Organized for fitness! Love it. Also good on you for donating old things so your parents don't have to.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/01/2019:
yeah, these things were actually at MY APARTMENT, not their house...and my mom WANTS the items...so maybe i'll save them for her lol. she likes to donate, not sure why because taxes are taxes and how much of a rebate can it be!?, but, since she wants them, i'll give her my bags of clothes. i see my mom tomorrow.

happy-1 on 12/01/2019:
And it was sweet of them to maintain your room like a time capsule!

horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2019:
The room with the stuffed animals and donated clothes is actually from my own apt !!!!! But yes my parents have a large house and had a room for me to sleep in? But it wasn’t my room but a guest room since the guest room has a shower and is More convenient than my original room in their house which is used by my sister when she brings her baby to sleep over when her hubby is away and she stays with our parents !!!!!

Donkey on 12/02/2019:
Your leg exercises seem all-encompassing and well-rounded. As long as you don't experience any pain and are motivated to do them, sounds like a good plan!

horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2019:
Ballet one is just done once in awhile and not a habit but the others I try to do 2x a week thanks you!

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Nov 30, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

exercise was 4pm-6pm arms

7:30am kombucha and choc chips 100

9am breakfast: 300 cal of the choc mousse, iced coffee 50, and last of my light cheesecakes (very good from store) 150. total here: 500

Lunch half brownie 100, tofu 100, chips 200, veggies 50

chocolate and drinks 100

chips 100, cooked carrots 120 big serving, spinach and rutabaga with mushrooms (bought it today) 150 in a sauce. cashews 100. total here 470-500.

1750, excellent.



8am Baking this morning, didn't come out right bc i changed ingredients, but still tastes good so i may save it as an add-on to yogurt. it's supposed to be choc brownie but came out soft like mousse. 

9am now off to call friend and ride on my stationary bike at the same time....

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/30/2019:
How about if you refrigerate your baked mousse to see if it solidifies a little? Personally, brownie or mousse, that wouldn't stop me as long as it tasted good. YUM!

Glad to hear you are using your bike. It's a great way just to stretch out the legs, move the hips.

I forget what you had planned for today - was it an Indian dance? Or a concert? (I thought the concert was last night... Oh my, my mind...)

horn_of_plenty on 11/30/2019:
Yes I had planned to go to a concert but my parents came over to visit so that’s what happened instead and that worked out well :-) now I will exercise a little and see rickys new tv that was delivered - maybe watch a movie! So Indian dance was skipped!

I’m still nervous with the pigs but it’s getting better :-)

horn_of_plenty on 11/30/2019:
It did solidly a little more and I froze some of it too.

horn_of_plenty on 11/30/2019:
Froze it to eat it at a later date !

BearCountryGG on 11/30/2019:
I agree with Donkey, ...chocolate is chocolate...liquid, solid or anywhere in between...it's good.

horn_of_plenty on 11/30/2019:
It is still good yes and I didn’t waste it or throw it out !!!!

happy-1 on 12/01/2019:
I would kill for a mousse or cheesecake right now.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2019:
i have found so many different items that are low calories to make or buy lately of the cheese variety omg!

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Nov 29, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 111.0

Happy "Black Friday" day after Thanksgiving! 

Kombucha 70 (pretty much the last of the really old bottles i had, never wasted any thankfully since these are expensive!)

Breakfast yogurt 150, oatmeal 170, blueberries 100, coffee 50 470

noon chocolate 50

1:30pm lunch of chips 150, veggies 100, cheesecake 150 and ice cream 150 (light styles) ....550

3:30 salami 100

5:30 dinner raspberries 120, crackers 150, wrap 120, lox 200. 600., later dark chocolate 

1950 :)

Edit: adopted the 2 brothers for the price of 1 and got some accessories I purchased like a nail clipper / brush - but they won't be used for awhile until the piggies are more comfortable with me.


Today i hope to adopt 2 guinea pigs, depending how they act. otherwise, i will look into purchasing just one and not adopting the two that are brothers and 2 1/2 years old already - i was calling pet stores looking for long haired guinea pigs (which turn out to be very hard to find) and only one  Long Island pet store had a long haired  g. pig up for adoption but he has a brother. so i'd obviously / probably get both.....they are free. but,  it's double as expensive per month....but, i have to check them out today and then decide what to do...nice part is it's free to adopt, they are already 2.5 years old so i'd have them around 4.5-5 years instead of 7 which is fine...

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only -2 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 11/29/2019:
They look so sweet!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 11/29/2019:
I’m getting used to them little by little and same for them !!!!!! I’m a little nervous about caring for them for 5 years but think I’ll be ok !!!!

happy-1 on 11/29/2019:
Aaaaaaaaaaw... Brothers staying together. Good job.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/29/2019:
thanks, i'm a little nervous about them...hoping they'll calm down and relax a bit...they are afraid to be picked up right now, so i'm taking it easy with them for right now..... :/

but, i'm trying to hold strong and not give them back to the pet store or anything like that!

happy-1 on 11/29/2019:
Returning a pet feels like you are giving up on a family member (says the woman who has confined the cat to her bedroom because he keeps pooping in the dining room)

horn_of_plenty on 11/30/2019:
I get you :)

BearCountryGG on 11/30/2019:
They have been through a lot....they will calm down when they figure out that you feed them. It takes awhile for them to feel safe. I would just pet them lightly while leaving them in the cage. They will settle down.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/30/2019:
i hope so....they are cute and right now my other pet, the hamster, is running in her wheel :)...they are settled more than the other time i tried to get guinea pigs, so that is good. they don't attempt to leave their cage, which is also good :) the cage top is off for now which is great bc it's easy for me to put the hay, pellets, and veggies in for them....i hope they settle in like a week :)

Donkey on 11/30/2019:
They are SO CUTE! I know you wanted a long-haired piggie, but I'm partial to short-haired ones. The colorings are so beautiful! I think with gradual, consistent, gentle care, they'll warm up to you and like to be handled/held :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 12/01/2019:
thanks...still getting used to them....i'm glad i didn't get longer hair, i hear they are VERY hard to take care of and clean up their "back ends"

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Nov 28, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 111.0


Morning workout - arms upper body, sit-ups, pushups.

Kombucha 50, strawberries 50...coffee 50

oatmeal 200 yogurt 150 stevia and cinnamon 

chocolate pb 100

light lunch - tbd chips and tofu 150, veggies 50

before veggie snacking with everyone ....

1200.... for dinner maybe more or less 

veggies 150 and few chips, hummus 50

dessert was large and tried 3 types of pie. 

3000-3200 cals only bc of dessert most not worth it, but, I don't feel deprived at all now!



Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only -2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/28/2019:
Happy Thanksgiving Horn!

horn_of_plenty on 11/28/2019:
Happy thanksgiving to you!

legcramps on 11/28/2019:
Happy Thanksgiving!

horn_of_plenty on 11/28/2019:
Thanks Legs, have a nice day today!!!!!!

BearCountryGG on 11/28/2019:
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving HOP!!!

horn_of_plenty on 11/28/2019:
You too, bear !!!!

legcramps on 11/28/2019:
Apologies if i've missed an update or if I am delving too far personally; do you still have your hamster? When you said you've been looking for a guinea pea, I just wondered if you still had your hamster :)

horn_of_plenty on 11/28/2019:
Hamster yes it’s only like 1 or 1 1/2 years old so it will prob live at least 6 months more .....

horn_of_plenty on 11/28/2019:
Hamster Never adjusted to like being held so I just take it out, hold it shortly and put it in a ball to run aroUnd - not a friendly hamster although it doesn’t bite :)

Donkey on 11/28/2019:
I used fruit in the morning to fill up and right now, I'm using carrot sticks to fill up before our dinner. (I'll also use salad and more fruit salad at dinner - but I **AM** having a piece of pie!)

I'd say that if Hammy doesn't bite, that alone is pretty friendly :-) You'll definitely have more luck with holding a Guinea pig - but get the one that's right for you, even if it means it doesn't happen for you tomorrow.

horn_of_plenty on 11/28/2019:
I miss there being no pumpkin pie this year - maybe next year!

Yes, I’m lucky hammy doesn’t bite and you just reminded me to take her out now in the ball!

I hope the guinea pig situation works tomorrow, we’ll see :-)

happy-1 on 11/29/2019:
Aaaaw... You must be an expert on rodent behavior by now

Horn_of_plenty on 12/01/2019:
i wish!!!!!!!!!! happy lol. not yet at all, but, getting there!

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Nov 27, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

chopping with mom for thanksgiving dinner during day, leg workout evening 
Kombucha at parents  60

9:15 am yogurt 150 and oatmeal 170 coffee 50 craisins 50. 

snacks 200 fruit, pb 

1:45 lunch soup 200, tofu 180, chips and crackers 170. 550 approx 

candy and tea 50-100


chinese around 200, 350, 400

2250-2300, decent 





 I willl find a guinea pig on Friday hopefully. Next, Saturday one of the libraries by me has Indian dance. I hope to go as a free event.  Ricky may want to go out Friday night for a free music concert that starts at 9pm...i might go though i'm not keen on the 9pm downbeat!  It's in NYC.. and a free performance i think.  maybe we have to buy something like a drink or food. i'll ask him...


Kombucha (says it expired end of September, but i'm lucky, it tastes great! - something that was in my fridge that i didn't want to throw out as they are so expensive so the oldest two i am trying to finish these last 2 days that i'm back to help my mom prep for the T-giving Holiday) Pineapple Mango flavor (a bit sweeter than i like to buy them - higher cals to finish a whole bottle), but glad it didn't get thrown out!!! 60 for partial of the bottle....

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only -3 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 11/27/2019:
Yum. Kombucha. It's sweet that your parents kept it there for you.

horn_of_plenty on 11/27/2019:
Yes I had brought it and they didn’t throw any out ;) they are all purchased by me but nice for them to keep it in their fridge :)

horn_of_plenty on 11/27/2019:
I so love kombucha first thing sweet and tasty every morning !

BearCountryGG on 11/28/2019:
Hope you find a guinea pig....we had one once...they are cuties.

horn_of_plenty on 11/28/2019:
It’s looking good - I might even adopt !!!!!

Donkey on 11/28/2019:
As you are respecting the limits of your legs, I am curious to hear what you do for your leg workouts.

I discovered at last night's yoga, that sometimes, the smallest, most gentle movements can have a profound, beneficial affect.

horn_of_plenty on 11/28/2019:
I will do an in depth write up of my leg exercises soon. Usually it’s just 4 moves and sometimes I add a fifth. All mostly using my body weight and no additional weight though I sometime squat holding a bar. But yes, the moves are not that challenging and use my own body weight - lunges and squats mostly. When I am at computer, in the following days, I’ll write it up.

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Nov 26, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

AM sit-ups abs arms ..... pm walk for around 30-40 minutes 


6:30-7am kombucha, lg apple 200 

8:45am breakfast: kiwi and also light workout drink 50, iced coffee 50, protein smores muffin 220 with extra chocolate chips i put in 80. total here: 400

snack: something small...pb on cracker100

1:15pm home for lunch - will be egg sandwich 120/ wrap 120veggies, pesto 50, chips 110, veg 100. around 500-550.  all healthy and filling.

Candy and clementine 50

dinner 1 meatball 50 sauce 100?, chicken 200, toast 150, butter 50, fruit 150...700, salad 200

2200 - a bit higher than planned....i will be happy to go back to some of my own ways of eating at my own apt soon.




- exercise with abs, arms, pushups in AM from 9am-11am (on and off - not 2 hrs straight)

- dermatologist at 10:45am appt  (she called in sick!)

- food shopping right after derm - close by - for a head of cabbage to make a cabbage soup or slow cooker cabbage for myself with butter, veggies (and veg for guinea pig to come on Friday), fruit, eggs, butter, wraps/bread/eng muffin, maybe a frozen veggie option if i see something tasty...

- driving to mom again to shop for Thanksgiving and help her, maybe play scrabble with her- sleeping over until Thursday again at parents so i can help my mom as she wants me to.



Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only -3 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 11/26/2019:
Scrabble with Mom sounds like fun! I hope Y'all have a very happy Thanksgiving, HOP!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/26/2019:
you too, Maria. Now my mom has discovered all the secrets on scrabble and has beat me the past 2x lol....she has the larger vocab... LOL

Donkey on 11/26/2019:
One of the nicest Thanksgiving memories I have with my mother was from a couple of years ago, in Vegas. Like yourself, I stayed over at my mom's house (because I'm from out of state) and helped her with the Thanksgiving shopping and meal prep. She wasn't preparing everything, as my brother's family was also making contributions, and my sister (from California) was bringing a couple of things too.

Scrabble??? Oh how I wish I were there - I LOVE Scrabble! Not everyone here, in my family, is a word person, so our game is the Uno card game. We've also have been known to delve into Yahtzee.

Thank you, Horn - you've brought up some really nice memories for me today :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 11/26/2019:
I'm glad i could make you smile!!! see also above comment to Maria...it's usually a 2hr game for me, so, it's a good use of some time lol. last time my mom made a 7-letter word so that's an additional 50 points....i was the BIGGEST LOSER. still an ok game though!

BearCountryGG on 11/26/2019:
I love scrabble...but D won't play that...he likes monopoly because he always wins...LOL........Sounds like you are enjoying your time with your Mom.....

Horn_of_plenty on 11/27/2019:
we didn't play scrabble yesterday, so, maybe today. she will win since her vocab is way better. it's still fun for me to play though :)

innerpeace on 11/26/2019:
I play scrabble with my mom all the time too - she beats the pants off of me. Since I moved away, we play WWF at least once a day. If she doesn't play I have to call and make sure she is OK. She wins most games, but it's not for my lack of trying, she's just that good. Have a great Thanksgiving with your family.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/27/2019:
i know what it's like to have the pants beaten off you! same here :)

Happy thanksgiving, InnerP!!!!! <3

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Nov 25, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

wakeup - no exercise, some during break at program, 10 min walk, 30min walk with mom,situps tonight too.

 Kombucha 70

overnight nut cereal with yogurt 300, coffee 50. 

snack tea and bar 210

big satisfying lunch at program : salad and dressing 100, bread 100, chicken salad 300, orange 50, tea 550 perfect 

 1  chocolate  50, chocolates 100

gummies (still on them, yup) 100

leftovers of grilled chicken 350? over salad 200?with a bit too much dressing i previously used , popcorn 100


Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only -3 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 11/25/2019:
Is the overnight nut cereal like overnight oats?

horn_of_plenty on 11/25/2019:
I will look up the brand later - it’s goood bc it’s seeds and nuts making it low carb high fat and I make it with almond milk. It also has chia seeds like a chia pudding or light drink

Horn_of_plenty on 11/25/2019:
its by high key snacks and called keto oatmeal. its more like liquidy chia pudding.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/25/2019:
keto instant hot cereal.

BearCountryGG on 11/25/2019:
Oh...Thanks for looking that up...I've heard of that brand before.....I will check it out.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/26/2019:
i tried the strawberry one. it's tasty. i add stevia for more sweetening. it doesn't get "fluffy and thick" like oatmeal....so, the portion size they write on the package is small when you make it. it's good with other food for breakfast, like making sure you are having coffee or a yogurt or fruit with it.

Donkey on 11/26/2019:
I did not realize that you have your program this week.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/26/2019:
just Monday ...so it's over now!

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Nov 24, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

AM: ARM WORK at my apt with my weights - we'll see what my abilities are with my own weights in comparison to what i was doing at my parent's house with their weights.  my legs still feel a bit tired so i will not be doing any legs. for now on with legs, it'll be more when i feel like it, even 1x a week may be enough when i feel that's all i can do.  just cannot push legs :)


6:3am breakfast pb chocolate protein muffin with extra dark sf Lily's chocolate chips added 320, kombucha. 60..400. hot tea.

 9:30am snack: dark chocolate chips 100

10:30 (but gotta fix my clock lol that said 11:30!) pb on small cracker 100

1pm big tasty lunch chicken soup cup 200, salad with some balsamic dressing 350-400, tasty grilled chicken 400? Big servings very tasty 

5:30pm small apple 50, tea, peach rings sf 100

6pm tastes of Ricky's Chinese 100, egg and egg white 100, sauce 50, chips 200. 450

2200? - lol - It mihght be a hair lower, but, i was trying for less and unfortunately got VERY hungry late in the night around the time i had the apple and just ate more than expected at dinner because of it, but, calorie-wise you see i tried.


Today's activities: - full schedule...

 take floor measurements for new rugs myself....

drive (no bus) to Lunch in flushing since parking is free sundays

Korean Dance at 2pm

drive to get  new apt rugs Kohls / TJ Maxx / Flushing stores: 1 runner for in front bathroom size approx, rug in front of entrance door size approx, 1 rug in foyer size approx, 1 rug in bedroom next to bed SIZE approx: 

put cage together with Ricky - or do some myself...



I somehow weigh 110 despite all the heavier eating. but that's 110 right when i get up in the AM, no food, emptied.  may also be lost muscle, actually, in combo with any fat loss.  ususally, i'd be between 112-114 in the morning.

i actually don't feel as low as 110 but i guess that's what it is. clothes don't even fit like 110,but my home scale doesn't lie and i'll take it.!

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only -3 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 11/24/2019:
There's no place like home...enjoy!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/24/2019:
it's been wonderful!!!!!!!! up early getting laundry done...feels like i have extra energy and time today...plus it's so much WARMER here than at my parents' cold house!!!! HAHA

Donkey on 11/25/2019:
"Just cannot push legs" - 100% correct. I think that accepting this, using this as your foundation for whatever happens in life, will serve you well, no matter what else happens.

Love your meals! Lots of high volume, healthy choices.

Were you able to find the rugs you were looking for? Did you assemble the cage?

horn_of_plenty on 11/25/2019:
Yes thank gosh for volume In the meals lately bc it’s helped me so much with satiety lately especially on takeout / meals out.....

Yes, I got rugs though one is too small and I may use it somewhere else - already took tags out to keep it so no returning now !!!!

I reassembled the cage too....Ricky was in my apt and motivated me and he went with me for the rugs - one of them large 5’x7’ and the rest were 2 runners and one small 2’3’ should have gotten that one :/ but it’s nice

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Nov 23, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Total rest day for exercise, there will be some walking in city but not too much i do not think unless we walk around a holiday fair, but that should be fun and not too much.  i'll be wearing comfortable sneakers.


I slept around 11 hours no joke! felt good, with it though i woke up groggy so laid in bed. after some kombucha (this one was caffeine) i feel good. 


kombucha 70

breakfast: oatmeal and yogurt.pb ..410, candy 20

lunch: salami 150, lox (smoked salmon) sandwich 100 , bread 110 cream cheese 50 with maybe some veggies but maybe not...(maybe save the veggies for the party i'm going to later in nyc...!) 450 tops , pretzels 50

2pm gummy candy sugar free and seltzer at my appt...

1100....huge salad with dressing, sautéed veggies, tea, small. Dessert, chocolate chips 

2250.. total 

snack?  sucking candy or gum ,?- not much as i am gonig to a party that starts at 3:45....planning to get a big salad and veggie side. try someone's fries - i'm sure someone will want to give some away as i know REALLY well some of the folks attending ;) 

light meal if hungry - carbs like a rice krispie treat and seltzers (gotta bring home seltzer today!!! and bring home a couple yogurts to my apt - from parents or just pick them up quickly at a close-by supermarket or i'll have nothing for tomorrow when i'm home!)

TO PICK UP: (or just bring home a few seltzer/yogurts from parent's for tomorrow)

- seltzer  - 

- yogurt flavored and/or plain  - 

- veggies (as written on my phone including needs for guinea pig for next friday)  -  



picking up veggies today bc the veggies may still be good by then because i will not be home opening the fridge -  


Tomorrow plans:

lunch in flushing (11:45am bus)

Korean Dance at 2pm

come back to apt with Ricky

drive to get  new apt rugs Kohls / TJ Maxx / Flushing stores: 1 runner for in front bathroom size approx, rug in front of entrance door size approx, 1 rug in foyer size approx, 1 rug in bedroom next to bed SIZE approx: 

put cage together with Ricky





Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/23/2019:
Ooo have fun at the party!!! I saw a meme online that shows someone bringing a "vegetable" platter to a party, but the "vegetables" are actually cookies, LOL... I did think of you though, because I know that we both appreciate having vegetables at parties :-)

I'm so happy to hear that you're getting a lot of sleep. I hope that you are finding the extra sleep to be restorative and positive. (Sometimes, I use sleep to hide away from the day, if you know what I mean. Just not ready to face life on those days...) But even so, negative or positive, sleep is good for the body and the mind. It's there for a reason, right?

Horn_of_plenty on 11/24/2019:
yes,the sleep has helped.

i may be over all the sleep now...first night at my own apt, i'm up 6am! :)

Maria7 on 11/23/2019:
Glad you got caught up on rest. That is ALWAYS good.

horn_of_plenty on 11/23/2019:
It sure felt so!

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Nov 22, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0


PM ABS, pushups also ....pm exercise only with walking around 1 mile today.

Last day of this outpatient program for me.  THEN, next  week i have off from work and planning to start work on 12/2/19.  yes, i still have the job.

kombucha 50

bar 200, coffee 100

bar 250

lunch salad with dressing 100, tuna sandwich 400 500.

early almost 3pm snack gummies 80 and chocolate 30, orange 70, chocolate 50

dinner half apple 50, large salad with dressing 200, roasted brussel sprouts 250, baked chicken some skin 200, corn flakes 100?800?

2150, decent 



I hope to have lower cals once i'm at home more and not with parents anymore. it's been a slight struggle with the bigger evening meals, even though they are extremely healthy i eat large portions and combined with how i eat during the day, it just adds up. good thing - no bingeing.


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 11/22/2019:
Happy Friday to you, too, HOP! Congrats on completing your outpatient program! Hope you have a wonderful next week with being off work and a beautiful day today.

horn_of_plenty on 11/22/2019:
Thanks Maria ! They told me to stay one more day until Monday and then I’m done ;) fine lol !!

Glad to move forward !!!

Donkey on 11/22/2019:
Happy Friday!!!!

Quite wise to have a week off between your program and then getting back into the workplace... especially with it being Thanksgiving. It sounds nice to just have that break, to regroup and be thankful for all blessings, big and small.

It is SO hard to eat according to others' ways of eating. One of the reasons I have difficulties staying at my brother's house is that they are all about carbs. Hardly a vegetable in sight, unfortunately. Same with mom, except that she is plant-based, so it's definitely healthier, although she's still doing the low-sodium thing (yuck). Anyway, just saying that I KNOW it's difficult to adjust, and I think you've done a fine job of it. Once you are home, then you'll eat the way you like to eat.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/23/2019:
yes, i'm glad to have some time off - though some is to be used as you said with family for thanksgiving and back sleeping at my parents' house from tuesday eve until Thursday as my mom would appreciate some of my help to prepare for the holiday - fine with me ;)

yes, once i'm home i think it may be a small challenge to "eat the way i eat" because i'm used to even more volume lately and bigger meals for over 1 month since at the hospital i ate more and at parents i also did for an extended time. luckily, it's no more time and any weight i gained has just brought me to a higher weight, but since i weighed slightly lower to start, it's just brought me up but not anything that is so totally uncomfortable or adjustable. THANK GOSH.

You and I both know just how difficult it is to lose a bunch of weight!

My parents did eat very healthfully and much more than most families while i was here. it's just i tend to eat smaller portions in the evening compared to them because i like to snack throughout the day. I do think it's great they eat salads usually before dinner though and it's something i can consider with my lunch more...since the program i'm at does this too (in a way - i actually usually am taking both their meals at the program - the veggie salad and there's usually an extra salad with meat that i make into a sandwich).

it's nice and healthy to have like a large salad and a sandwich...something i'm going to consider for work lunches instead of ALWAYS chips which i usually do as my carb instead of bread.

really, it's just something to think about for me - think about new options.

my way of eating is more processed than my parents actually...but i miss those treats - although as you see i found a way of trying out gummy candies that were sf and other things while here. even bars, new brands, from 7-11. so, i have eaten somewhat my way but i'm used to a smaller, (often more manufactured) dinner. i was even eating just apples large ones, with wine, for dinner sometimes. i miss the ease of eating light when home alone!

Donkey on 11/23/2019:
Funny you mention gummies because I was just thinking to myself this week how much I LOVE gummies -- and sorry, not talking about the sugar-free ones I make. I take a few vitamin supplements, and some of them are in gummy form. I take these at night, and I really look forward to my vitamin gummy "snack". I honestly think I could eat a whole big bag of them every night.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/24/2019:
i've had those gummies...once i did overeat that gummy vitamin bottle too...it's def tasty. i eat a little candy several times a week if not most days just so i can get my fix on a small amount and be happy too.

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