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

PM weights and pushups

 Kombucha 50

fruit yogurt with cookie dough I made 400, coffee 50

11am snack bagel and bites of meat 200 while volunteering at union 

12:30pm lunch turkey wrap 450, later more coffee 50

snack: jelled cranberries 50

6:15 pm dinner: leftover indian 250 mixed with cabbage, wrap with mustard 150 and turkey 100. total 500, tasty :)...snack gummies 100

cooked cranberries, whipped cream 200

2050

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

happy-1 on 12/29/2019:
Yum. Cookie dough.

horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2019:
It is ok lol bc I used almond flour instead of flour....I was experimenting .... tastes good with yogurt !

horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2019:
Tastes like a tasty chocolate chip almond flour mix in for yogurt !


happy-1 on 12/29/2019:
Oh yum. I just saw that Trader Joes has egg nog flavored greek yogurt... How good would that be with gingersnaps?

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2019:
fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


Donkey on 12/30/2019:
Cooked cranberries with whipped cream - one of my favorites!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/30/2019:
so good and thank you for teaching me the trick to make it bigger with the whole cup of water in it...i plan to use more gelatin next time so it thickens more. really wonderful.


bearcountrygg on 12/30/2019:
VOLUNTEERING!!!!!!! I love the ring of that!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/30/2019:
it was nice...i made empanadas frist time...i'm glad there were things i could do :) also trimmed fat off a corned beef and cut up Italian bacon :) it was nice :)



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

good morning!

8:30-9am bigger breakfast: cooked cranberry sauce (accidentally added too much water so it didn't jell)  50, whipped cream 120, onyxorgum cereal 120... paneer cheese 240, palak on rice cake 150. coffee 50. total 750....

lunch turkey / cheese sandwich, tomato, tea 400

chocolate 
1250

holiday dinner 

total around 2500

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

bearcountrygg on 12/28/2019:
Good Morning!!!! Have a great day!!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/28/2019:
you too, BCGG!


Donkey on 12/28/2019:
Any plans for today? It's OK if not - Saturdays are overall just nice days to have :)

horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2019:
I was going to therapy and practicing driving with my dad .... trying to get more comfortable behind the wheel again and then I had family dinner for Chanukah that my mom made. And slept over here parents until today :) then a little driving back here with my dad :)

horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2019:
My dad has helped me a ton :)


happy-1 on 12/29/2019:
Indian food... yum. Maybe I need to track that down.

horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2019:
You do :-) the veggies are amazing !


Donkey on 12/30/2019:
That's wonderful that your dad is helping you. I still suffer PTSD from related car accidents. I've had to do most of the work on my own.

I confess that lately, I'm wondering if I should go back into therapy to try to work in this some more.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/30/2019:
I do believe truly that the more you can do on your own, the better. Also, having confidence in yourself helps. It helps to keep trying to improve - i'm trying to take my own advice!!!

I guess reading helps too, on these topics.



Horn_of_plenty - Friday Dec 27, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 111.0

am abs, pm legs

Happy Friday :)

Kombucha 50

Breakfast: wrap and egg 200, avo 150, coffee 50, chocolate 50

snack: almonds 100

lunch veggies 100 and dressing, tuna salad leftovers lg cup 400, chips or wrap 220. 700 or so., black coffee

4pm orange 50, candy 50

late dinner cabbage/indian sauteed veggies 250, chips/yogurt 300

1950

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

bearcountrygg on 12/27/2019:
I found kombucha at out little store in town....it runs about $4.00 a bottle...do you get 2 servings or one from it?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/27/2019:
lately, i am drinking 1 bottle or almost a full bottle in the morning. i try to never waste any so if i don't finish it goes back in the fridge. By me, i find them on sale for around $3 usually, still very expensive but i love the sweet taste early in the mornings! but it IS 2 servings, and you CAN even mix it with seltzer or water and it STILL tastes good. but i like quantity so i do drink 2 servings often.


Donkey on 12/28/2019:
Do you feel that your legs/ankles are improving?

horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2019:
I don’t do much cardio so lately I am not overtraining. I think I lost a little strength in legs but I’m ok :) no real pain but I sometimes feel my lower back when I am walking ..... do you ?

horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2019:
I don’t do much cardio so lately I am not overtraining. I think I lost a little strength in legs but I’m ok :) no real pain but I sometimes feel my lower back when I am walking ..... do you ?



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Dec 26, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 111.0

AM Pushups, PM Upper Body Weights

Good Morning Everyone :) I had a nice day yesterday spend in the city for a few hours in the Afternoon. No traffic and went with my friend Ricky to the new touristy spot Hudson Yards, we enjoyed the city and the tourists! :)

Kombucha 60

Breakfast: wrap 120, egg 80, seasonings, avocado 90, coffee 50, cookie 50

snack: chocolate 60

lunch: tbd - i think there's a coworker / administrator that wants to take Maria / Linda and I out to lunch..tuna 200, salad 50, croutons 150, beans and dressing 100, dessert 200-250. total here 750 tops.

4:30pm snack: almonds / chocolate 100

 Sushi 300, fruit 100, cabbage 150. 550

SNACK 9PM gummy vitamins lol, chocolate. 150

2100.

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after work - will take a different train home for a change of pace and meet Ricky on it since he works in city too and uses the same lines to get home as i do.

i was going to get a haircut, but may save it until Friday after work or next week, we'll see :)

 

 

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

Donkey on 12/26/2019:
Sounds like a lovely day :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/26/2019:
a pretty good day. i wasn't near as tired as my coworkers who celebrated yesterday since i did go out but slept tons last night :) i feel good sleep-wise for sure!

coworkers were all wonderful too.



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Dec 25, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 111.0

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate :)

early afternoon walking in nyc, morning abs

I posted a photo of what the fried cheese looked like in yesterday's entry :)

Since it's a quiet day in NYC, i may drive in there with Ricky today to walk around for a short time and then come back - we'd spend just a small part of the day there as traffic will be low and we'll be able to get there easily in 30min.

7:30 Breakfast on the bigger side: 2.5 cups cereal onyxorgum 320, cup blueberries 130, almond milk w. stevia 30. total: 480-500 

10am pb on rice cracker 100

pb 100, cookie with ricky 

1pm coffee and muffin piece 150 in city with ricky 

lots of cooked cabbage 150, chicken sausage 200, chips 300. 650

6pm 1 lg cup blueberries 150, cooked cranberries and whipped cream 200. 350.

8pm pb on rice cake 100

2000...

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

Donkey on 12/25/2019:
That fried Indian cheese thing looks DELICIOUS! Thank you for finding a picture of it to share.

I really like the idea of going into the city to look around today - it will be a quieter day, so more space and less chaos, as to enjoy it more.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/25/2019:
We went to a new and special shopping area and business area called Hudson Yards right on the Hudson River. Very nice, full of tourists, i had fun seeing everything as R took me all around :) and no traffic :)


bearcountrygg on 12/25/2019:
Does sound like a good day for the city!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/25/2019:
Yes, it was a great day :)



Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Dec 24, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 111.0

AM PUSHUPS, PM ARMS, HOUR WALK DURING DAY

kombucha 80

cookie 50, wrap 100, egg 100, butter 100, coffee 50

bar 100

lunch: chicken and bok choy 200, chips 200. 400

fried cheese Indian thing*** 100, chocolate 50

***below is what i found on the internet that looked like the fried paneer we ate. it was breaded, and in the middle was a whole inch at least size of cheese that is slightly more dense than mozzerella cheese and holds together firmly when breaded and fried. it's rich and tasty. the paneer cheese has more protein than most cheeses and a very light taste. there were also some herbs baked inside with the cheese and 2 sauces they provided for dipping - one sweet like duck sauce tasting and one green herbs like a cilantro or pesto / chimmichurri or other light green herb sauce. it's fried food done right! this appetizer was ordered at the takeout indian place i go to - Ricky came by my work around lunchtime and i showed him the "famous spot" where i always get takeout for him when i bring home Indian!  he ordered the equivalent of 3 of the below and i had half of one.

snack of Brussel sprouts and chili 250

light  dinner cooked jelled cranberries (ty donkey!) and whipped cream 200 and more cranberries with greek yogurt / almond butter on bottom 250. total very filling and sweet 450

gummies 100, CHOCOLATE 50

2050..

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

bearcountrygg on 12/24/2019:
Fried cheese Indian thing sounds excellent!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/24/2019:
i posted a photo of what it looks like, maybe i can find another photo of when you break it in half, but picture it as a big white cheese under the coating, and when it's broken in half, the cheese stays firm and you can cut in right in half :)


Donkey on 12/24/2019:
Happy Chanukah (a little late)... What is the fried cheese thing? (LOL - that made me laugh)

Horn_of_plenty on 12/24/2019:
i posted a photo of what it looks like, maybe i can find another photo of when you break it in half, but picture it as a big white cheese under the coating, and when it's broken in half, the cheese stays firm and you can cut in right in half :)

Thank you for the Happy Chanukah wish! Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!



Horn_of_plenty - Monday Dec 23, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 111.0

kombucha 60

bar and coffee 320 - in the mood for sweets lately, it was a sweet bar with protein/carb mix

wrap 110, with butter 90, egg 100. 300

lunch: chicken sausage on a wrap 400, veggies 50, popcorn 100

snack fruit 150, chips 50, candy 50

Light dinner cook cranberry in jel very good and whipped cream 200, small bit of ice cream 50, pb on rice cake 100. 400 tops 

1800 :-)

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

bearcountrygg on 12/23/2019:
Happy Hanukah!!!! I get like that with sweets too!!!

horn_of_plenty on 12/23/2019:
Thank you BCGg:) lately i like sweets in morning but I do get more hungry after them ! Tasty though :-)


Maria7 on 12/23/2019:
Glad you are having a good day, HOP!

horn_of_plenty on 12/23/2019:
Thank you Maria :-)



Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Dec 22, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 111.0

pm stepper 5 min and legs 
slept 12 hours - 8pm until 8am
8:45am  Yogurt and jelly 200, oatmeal with almond milk 200, kombucha 50. Coffee 50. 500. 

lunch and snacks 950

chips 200, later chocolate 70

wrap with chicken sausage 300...cooked cranberries and lots of the liquid ;) 80

2100

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I cooked made some things today - broiled a brand of already cooked sausage, made bok choy but it came out tooo bitter so I rinced it and sweatened it a bit, and made cooked cranberries but slightly differently using donkeys ideas mixed with my own. I used a cup of no sugar sweetener and water and also a small amount of gelatin - we'll see how it sets in the fridge 

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

bearcountrygg on 12/22/2019:
Looks like you got in some extra sleep....Good time to catch up!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/22/2019:
it felt ok, i didn't use an alarm and slept a ton!


Donkey on 12/22/2019:
Yes, I meant to comment that you did awesome on the sleep. I have come to realize that I need to make sleep a priority in my life.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/22/2019:
i wish my body didn't feel this way though,seems overboard but that's how much i slept without an alarm!



Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Dec 21, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 111.0

AM WEIGHTS, pm legs or bike ...

breakfast 3 cups onyxurgum cereal 350, almond milk 50, iced coffee 50...450 

bar 200

bread 150, cheese 100, salami 50, soup 150, chocolate 50, tea 500, pretzel 50, 

tea and chocolate 50

drink, pickles and huge salad with dressing 200, big piece salmon 400, bread and chocolate 200. 800

2050, good 

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

Donkey on 12/21/2019:
What a wonderful morning - your weekend is off to a great start!

Do you have Monday (Chanukah) and or Tuesday (Christmas Eve) off? I have to work both of those days, but I'm thinking they may be quiet days at the office because of those holidays. Can you let me know? It would help me set my expectations for my own workplace, LOL...

horn_of_plenty on 12/22/2019:
Of course I have the Wednesday for Christmas off....

Chanukah is not a major holiday so no I do t have it off and since Christmas is a Wednesday, they didn’t give us the Tuesday off but it will be a shorter day to go home early :) the week will def be a quiet one I am sure :) but like you, since Christmas is midweek and not close to the weekend, I’ll be working also on the other days. Same with New Years - I’m just off in New Year’s Day.


bearcountrygg on 12/21/2019:
Sounds like you are really enjoying your home gym equipment.........it is so handy!! Do you still have a gym membership?

horn_of_plenty on 12/22/2019:
Nope, I don’t go to the gym anymore - my parents also have some equipment so whether I am home or with my parents, I am able to do my exercises which is just wonderful and so convenient !!!!! It’s worked out really well!


Donkey on 12/22/2019:
Thank you for your input on the holidays. Our schedules sound the same. I will get to leave earlier on Christmas Eve than I will on New Year's Eve. Some law offices will get Christmas Eve off, so I would imagine that a lot of people may take Monday off as a vacation day. At least that's what I'm hoping.

horn_of_plenty on 12/22/2019:
I am sure it will be slow especially Thursday after Christmas



Horn_of_plenty - Friday Dec 20, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 111.0

AM pushups 

kombucha 50

Breakfast Ukranian cake from coworker 300, my cooked cranberries 50, coffee 50. 

snack: my pumpkin brownies 250

lunch: leftover chinese tofu soup 250, tomatoes and roasted veggies100 , popcorn 200..pastrami 100 and bread 100...half apple 550 total

dinner: holiday party for company...dinner......dessert = coffee only!!!!!! ...few fried calamari 150, fried eggplant and piece of meat 150, wine 100, salad 100, pork 300, fish 100, coffee 50...1000?

2250, very good!

 

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

bearcountrygg on 12/20/2019:
Oh...Ukranian cake...sounds very interesting!!!! How do you make your cranberries???

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/20/2019:
i take the bag of them and put it in a large, microwave safe bowl. i watch it while i stick it all in the microwave, for around 1min-2min, i only add stevia...and i cook them till they pop. i mix them after a minute in microwave, and add them back in there for around 1-2 minutes more, watching it so it doesn't explode and i keep it with a paper towel over them while they cook in there. total cooking time is 2-3 minutes tops. i add stevia at the end to taste...quite a bit since the cranberries aren't sweet. and then i mix it into things - like yogurt, oatmeal, or as a topping like with brownies, etc.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/20/2019:
or i even eat it by itself.

other things can be added in, like raisins or orange / lemon zest. but i love it just as it is, with stevia.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/20/2019:
then i keep it in fridge, it turns into a spread, it thickens up like a jelly would.


bearcountrygg on 12/20/2019:
That sounds really good!!! Sounds like you can do a lot of things with it and cranberries are so good for you!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/21/2019:
indeed!!!!


Donkey on 12/21/2019:
I make my cranberries on the stovetop. Bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar substitute to a low boil, add bag of cranberries, stir continuously until the water starts to boil again, then turn down heat to low for 10 minutes, continuing to stir frequently. Remove from heat and chill. Here in Illinois, I usually put the pan outside to cool down. Then refrigerate. The longer the water & berries simmer (say you go over 10 minutes), the more concentrated the juicy liquid becomes.

horn_of_plenty on 12/21/2019:
Good idea thank you for sharing ....this makes a larger serving than mine with the extra water and it makes them more saucy. I’ll have to give this one a try.


Donkey on 12/21/2019:
PS Had to Google Ukrainian cake - I've had that before!

horn_of_plenty on 12/21/2019:
It was very light and puffy but a hard texture and airy with hazelnuts and frosting



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