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Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jan 16, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

 9am breakfast 150 apple Asian pear and granola 100 and coffee 50 300

Fiber type nice chocolate Bar 200

wrap 60 turkey 50 and avocado 70 200, leftover collard greens and banana 250 coffee

Candies 50, coffee mixed into my almond milk and sweetened 100, yogurt 100

late healthy dinner of leftovers - big garden salad with oil and vinegar 300 and roasted turkey 250 and pepperoni 100 and mixed nuts 150 800

2100 total

5day 2030 


took an nice long long walk around the golf course in morning and drive myself for an hour to spend at a beach in the afternoon! Hollywood beach.


i would have stayed longer but it was chilly so it was perfect especially since I already exercised in the AM so I just wanted to sit the hour at the beach :)

then i I went to Rosie's work since I took the only working car as their other  car has a flat tire 



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

Donkey on 01/16/2019:
Commented on yesterday's entry per your request. Hope today is a better day!

horn_of_plenty on 01/16/2019:
Thanks J !!! I'm relaxing in bed and aunt is on speaker phone for an hour disputing chargers and also with family !!!! I hear entire conversation lol!!!! I'm upstairs chilling :-) maybe I'll do laundry again mine and theirs :-)

horn_of_plenty on 01/16/2019:
Ty for helping me - I'll read it now :) my post on Facebook blocked out many people - rosie didn't see it or her family or my coworkers

happy-1 on 01/16/2019:
Looks like a good, healthy start to your day!

horn_of_plenty on 01/16/2019:
Yes it's been rather easy while on vaca '!!! I think it's due to the later wake up

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jan 15, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

 1900 total cal.

4day avg 2012 - good!!

I'm having trouble with the story I'm telling as I can't write on my cell phone so after I noticed the mushroom container washed that I just put the cooked food in, I asked where the food was and the aunt says she re salvaged the mushrooms into the pasta dish she made on the stove !  So thank gosh I took some of what I made to the pool with me Bc she used the entire thing I made to mix with pasta, tomato sauce and some cheese!!!!

i was shocked and frustrated she used the full thing and didn't leave me any. But this is the aunt - very mean and angry human being also on vaca and Rosie's house with her daughter till sometime Thursday it seems.

shes just thoughtless...and I am starting to not give a F about even talking to her. I am nice to her and it causes her to be more rude and step over bounds.

i refuse to buy more food till she leaves.

what she made is actually nice if you like pasta Bc She I think added White beans too.

the point is simply She didn't think to ask or say she'd use it?

like you all know, i don't list pasta or even a pasta with veggies as a usual thing i eat so I was just shock when I saw what she turned my food into. And how it's not a low calorie option  now.

But I didn't actually buy the veggies - for the particular mushroom dish I made. I made it to use the ingredients specifically Bc they have been in the fridge the whole time and I didnt want them to spoil. So I made what I like and to share only with the nice people - I said nothing to the aunt about it - she watched me slicing a thousand mushrooms though.

I am not angry as I didn't but buy the veggies and it was creative to see how she totally took my stuff and out it it into hers.

the annoying thing is she just assumed it'd be ok to use my work for hers.


kombucha  all new brands and flavors here ! 60


Banana and coffee 190, orange 100

INoon Lunch my mushroom dish 100? Wrap 60 salami 40 egg70 avocado is 80 350

Snack coffee and a tasty protein bar 250

coffee and cookies 350, chocolate and more real cookie 250


pool and gym today.

In morning I washed towels and cooked up some veggies rosie had in her fridge before they went to waste. I used garlic which I individually sliced up and then a huge amount of mushrooms that I washed and cut and decided to use the remainder of the spinach before it went bad.

I finished it around 11am and was super happy. I took a little bit to the pool with me around noon to have with a sandwich I made of food I bought.

i sat at pool from 12-1:30.


i came back to check on towels which someone took outta dryer and put away.


i noticed that my veggie container of all the mushrooms was washed and dried.


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

graindart on 01/15/2019:
Have you gone out and ordered an authentic cubano sandwich yet?

horn_of_plenty on 01/15/2019:
I saw a Cuban place on my way to gym - I need advice and thought on the story above

Donkey on 01/15/2019:
Hope you're having a fabulous day in the sun!

horn_of_plenty on 01/15/2019:
It was mostly 69 so a littl cool but I took some awesome photos at pool and made sure to clean and be neat and make sandwiches and some food for Rosie and Kareem. Took a walk and gym. It's nice to be waking up later and not working and I'm learning life Lessons out here :-)

Can you advice your tjoughtrd on the story with a bias

graindart on 01/15/2019:
I'm a guy, so my advice / opinion might not work for you.....

My opinion is: You're on vacation. Don't give it another thought. Go out and enjoy the weather and the different surroundings. No good can come of any mention of the veggies / aunt to your friends. I'm sure the number of guests at one time has been a bit of a burden on them, but they've been gracious enough to house everyone. In that type of situation, the most thoughtful thing for a guest to do would be to not add any additional stress to the hosts.

Just my opinion.....

horn_of_plenty on 01/16/2019:
Yes I totally am with you and yes good advice ty !!!!

Donkey on 01/16/2019:
My 2 cents:

As you mentioned, it could have been worse, as she could have used food that you bought for yourself! But this was not the case, so there's one reason to let this go.

In addition to what Gains and Bear said - relax, you're on vacation - crowd dynamics, etc. - I would say to keep in mind that you are not co-existing with a woman who is on the same level as you. Not that she's irrational, but I have this quite a few times with clients who are either perpetually dissatisfied or worried or antagonistic. I have to realize that these people are limited in how they can interact in the world, and so I treat them differently - perhaps more cheerfully or gently -- than I would someone who is polite and is able to understand where I'm coming from.

I think that this crazy aunt would fall into the "difficult client" category, too.

I don't think it ever occurred to her to take your feelings into consideration or save some of what you made aside -- none of that. She is angry, hurtful, and self-centered. You're not going to change that in 3 days. Don't let her toxic personality poison your vacation. You yourself said you were going to keep your distance and keep the food that YOU buy separate from what she has access to. Do this for your friend; do this for yourself.

I might add though, that any jury of 12 people working a keto diet would have your back and acquit. Just sayin'.... Mixing those delicious vegetables with pasta?!? UGH!

PS Is anyone eating her pasta dish? It would be hilarious if she made that and nobody ate any of it. Of course, that's not good either because it's a waste of food, which is exactly what you were trying to avoid. If you're faced with having to eat it, I'd make a point of picking out all the pasta -- but that's me. Sometimes this Donkey can be a real B****.

horn_of_plenty on 01/16/2019:
I would pick out the pasta but she used tons of pasta so it's mostly pasta lol.

Yes it's not worth being angry at all.

I didn't label my food or tell her not to eat it - if she does I'll ask for her to pay or something ....i hope I don't notice if she takes...she has her pasta dish right ?! Hahaha

horn_of_plenty on 01/16/2019:
Your advice is all well taken.

The aunt hearing her talk - I've learned to try not to be negative and work harder to see things from a positive angle.

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Jan 14, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

 Kombucha 150, candies 100

Wrap and salami and avocado egg 350

Orange 100

wrap 100 egg 100 avocado 150 350

gelato 250

Big dinner lots of collard greens 400, green beans and bacon 100, turkey 200

2050, tops 

3day 2050 


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

Donkey on 01/14/2019:
Hope you're enjoying the wonderful weather!

Does the warmer weather make it easier not to eat as much?

horn_of_plenty on 01/14/2019:
Mostly the new environment and healthy options i bought and more sleep is helping.

Of the 3 I just wrote, late wake up and new environment is doing it - little chips or unhealthy things and I've had some great options ..... time for bed soon...everyone here is up till midnight all the time omg

OhioRaven on 01/15/2019:
Did you move ? I thought you lived in NYC.

horn_of_plenty on 01/15/2019:
Vaca for two weeks in Florida !!!!!!

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jan 13, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Midnight lil appetite  Banana 120

breakfast 9am egg and wrap 130 1/4 avocado 70, some salami 50, coffee 50

snack tbd maybe some nice nuts and blueberries 200

11-12 orange 100, wrap 50 ham 150, avocado 50

2pm protein bar very good ! 200 wow !

4pm nuts and a drink 300


1500 nice and healthy :-) 

2250 total - good mix!



From later today thru Wednesday there's too many people in the house ! Just gotta deal with 3 annoying days then home free ;) 

i am being a decent guest. Cooked 18 eggs for the week hard boiled for sandwiches, bought good things like lots of avocados and water and some deli meats....toilet paper 

I am doing some sandwich prep for rosie and hubby when they go to work for breakfast 

 and today there's literally no towels left so I'm doing all laundry OR can't shower!!!!Mine and theirs....

But time is ticking so I will soon shower once I have a dry towel! Then I'm off to take a walk with the dog and since it's hot I'll wear shorts and a bathing suit top to get a tan !



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

Maria7 on 01/13/2019:
I like bananas, too. Hope you have a good day.

horn_of_plenty on 01/13/2019:
They are great to relax body for sleep and also when I exercise :-) now I also am going to switch to coconut water for potassium Bc. It's low calories !!

BearCountryGG on 01/13/2019:
I just got some cocnut water again...not really fond of it....but it's healthy!

horn_of_plenty on 01/13/2019:
I like it a lot :-) more potassium than a banana....wow this laundry is taking forever and I need a darn towel !!

graindart on 01/13/2019:
I miss the ocean. Have never lived near it and probably wouldn't want to, but love visiting.

Sounds like your vacation is actually going to be relaxing for you. Our little vacation getaways are rarely relaxing. I usually treat vacation time as time to cram as much fun stuff into as possible. Although the cruise this past Summer was pretty low-key with no real set schedules.

Good job on maintaining and enjoy the warmth, while the rest of us are freezing our butts off!

horn_of_plenty on 01/13/2019:
Since I am alone and not with a buddy 24/7 like most vacations it makes it easier to enjoy the slow pace and just enjoy the weather :-) and freedom !

graindart on 01/13/2019:
Last beach we were at was in June just after the cruise. Probably best day I've ever had at a beach in my adult life. We timed it so the tide was going out and it was a day where most people were working.

Found tons of different sea shells and I found a black colored sand dollar (have only seen gray before).

Got within about 30 feet of a large mature bald eagle that was just walking around looking in the tide pools. Got lots of photos and video since he didn't appear worried about us being relatively close to him for 2 or 3 minutes.

Walked through lots of clam fields where they were shooting up 3' tall fountains of water (reminded me of Vegas fountains).

Almost got hit by a falling clam shell (seagulls fly them up and drop them trying to break them open).

And some of the best fish & chips I can remember.

Hoping to get to another beach this summer. Hoping to take the wife to Hawaii for our 20th anniversary, but haven't finalized plans yet (should really get that done soon).

horn_of_plenty on 01/14/2019:
I hope you do get to Hawaii this year ! That'd be a stimulus to maintain your shape !

Donkey on 01/13/2019:
How nice that you have another week there!

horn_of_plenty on 01/14/2019:
Nice but seems weird as I might be hanging out with her 16 yr old boy cousin ?!

He lives 3 hours away - this just came up and weird....

BearCountryGG on 01/13/2019:
The apartment sounds like it quite big in order to sleep that many people.

horn_of_plenty on 01/14/2019:
Very spacious- it housed 8 people last night - all family except me :-)

Now 6 tonight until Thursday night 4 left...

Then 5 folks saturday thru Tuesday !

Pretty crazy huh?!

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jan 12, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Kombucha and extra kombucha 100

blueberries 100 

Noon Wrap 60 1/2 small avocado 150, little spinach, tasty ham 100!, mustard !!! 300 and fresh apple 100. 400 and so good! 

Sample meat and rice 200 at supermarket and coconut water 100, Atkins tasty cookie dough bar soon after from supermarket 200

5pm granola bar and coffee 200 Abdul candy 50 More candy 120 and banana 139 250

great workout going on :-)

Protein bar  after workout 250

1850 - great start to the week !



 Plan for today is laundry, walk, food shopping , maybe another deli meat, pool and gym...I think her hubby is happy to relax alone also for some of the day !!! Gotta do gym :-)

I'm not alone buy staying with her hubby today - he stayed behind from the wedding - which in all honesty is better actually Bc he will take care of dog and he offered a I take dog on a nice, long walk! We will also go buy more eggs so I can continue to make egg and salami or egg and avocado wraps for them and myself !! Very nice and satisfying !! The protein cookies I found are good and I want to take photos and see what brand they were !  I'll walk again to 7-11 to check...I think they are there!





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

Donkey on 01/12/2019:
What's the weather like today? Please - it's going to snow here soon, and I want to live vicariously.

Your vacation, my boss' stay this month on Sanibel Island, and Nice Lady at Work's vacay in Florida have me re-evaluating moving (some day) to Vegas.

I take it the wedding is today :)

horn_of_plenty on 01/12/2019:
Weather has been wonderful. Low 70's! Yesterday in the sun it felt upper 70s in the morning! Tomorrow is a beach day! I'll find a way to go...or just stick around at the pool, 2 min walk away! When alone it's easy to do the simpler things and with them doing a long drive back tomorrow nobody may be up for the beach ?

I'm having fun relaxing and eating moderately!!

horn_of_plenty on 01/12/2019:
Last night was good meeting up with a friend from ny who moved to Florida.

BearCountryGG on 01/12/2019:
This time of year Florida is very nice...but in the summer it is overwhelmingly hot during the day.....( the reason that there are so many snowbirds)......( people that go back to the original home in the summer)....but right now is the nicest time to be there...good choice on that.....

horn_of_plenty on 01/12/2019:
I agree :)

BearCountryGG on 01/12/2019:
I don't know if you are walking near water or pools or drainage ditches but they have a lot of alligators near those...all over the place..When we were on vacation there one hung around the fence that was around the pool in Bradenton...and a friend regularly posts pictures of one that hangs around her parking lot at work...so be careful.

horn_of_plenty on 01/12/2019:
Ok I'll take this into account!!!!

BearCountryGG on 01/12/2019:
I forgot...another friend has seen them in her ditch when it's wet.......and she is 15 miles from the gulf.....yeah...they are some nasty critters.

horn_of_plenty on 01/12/2019:
Lol way to scare me while i de stress on vaca ;)

BearCountryGG on 01/12/2019:
Don't be scared...just be watchful......the dog is probably used to them.

horn_of_plenty on 01/12/2019:
lol it's been great so far .... relaxing vaca

Maria7 on 01/12/2019:
We like eggs, too. They go a long way. Glad you are having a nice, relaxing time on your vacation. That is the best kind.

horn_of_plenty on 01/12/2019:
I'm pretty lucky it's def a good pace right now and not too expensive

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Jan 11, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

7 day avg very good around 2050 per day :-)

 Friday 1800-2050 or so total :-)

 Kombucha 60 followed by pooping = excellent Bc usually I dont on vacation !

wrap 60 egg 80 and salami 50 mustard so good 200

2 protein cookies 180 and coffee 50 too strong lol 250

500 craving a salad going to work with my host for the afternoon to plan trip a d read and chill and meet her bosses ?! She asked me to come !

Protein cookie 100

Candy and orange 100

No big lunch but planning dinner and prob drinks later and prob a coffee or bakery treat :-) before that ..... and dinner seriously needs veggies - cooked ones !!!..craving them like crazy !!!!

Chocolate martini 250 ?

sesweed salad 250

shrimp and mushroom big salad 400

couple tastes eel sushi 100









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

BearCountryGG on 01/11/2019:
What brand of protein cookies?

horn_of_plenty on 01/11/2019:
They were so good but I threw the package out - I'll check when I go back again to the store - very decent.

Maria7 on 01/11/2019:
Hope you have a good dinner. Veggies are always good.

horn_of_plenty on 01/11/2019:
Oh yes !!!! She got gastric bypass I hope she doesn't mind my big appetite !!!! Uh oh !! I didn't know !!

Donkey on 01/11/2019:
Wow, your friend had gastric bypass! Fascinating! How long has she had it? I know you have to really watch what you eat and how much you eat after having that done, or you run into problems...

horn_of_plenty on 01/12/2019:
I think she smokes, but, she's had it since 2014 and was over 30 when she did it so at least an adult. She was a former psychologist and therapist with a masters degree, besides a horn player !! So, she studied a TON and read the entire manual given to her, very thick, and did her own research. She has maintained since 2014. She was ready to improve her life. She's very well spoken and I know a great therapist she was and she communicates extremely well with people and she gave rosie great advice regarding her aunt and nutty family situations right now going on Bc wedding and family staying in this house !

Donkey on 01/12/2019:
When is the family wedding? Is that today?

Hate to mention it, but when do you head on back? Don't come back now - there's too much snow headed towards NYC!

horn_of_plenty on 01/12/2019:
Yes they are driving from Fort Lauderdale up to Orlando today. Wedding is at 5pm and they are staying up there for the night. All the women went - rosie , her sister, her aunt and aunts daughter.

I stayed behind as well as husband. Today will be relaxed and easy. Catch up and do laundry buy more eggs and walk and gym!!! Catch up on healthy choices while on vacation ! So easy. It's been very nice so far in Florida :)

So they left around 10am today and won't return until around noon or later on Sunday . Nice ..I should do my own laundry tomorrow morning instead of today!!!

Also well be washing sheets and towels :-)

When away 2 weeks, it's more like living healthy than a party :) for me at least !ty donkey..

Aunt leaves this coming Wednesday or Thursday but I leave the next week, Tuesday the 22nd! I have literally an extra week !!

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jan 10, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

 Kombucha 60, wrap 80, egg 70 and salami 50

250....candies 50

Wrap and salami 100

hoping for gym in a little bit...coffee and protein cookies 300 candies 60

At gym candy and chocolate 140 

2 yogurts and a protein bar 450


6day: 2070 per day 



turns out More family Is here with rosie and Kareem. And it seems fine - but her aunt has something horrid up her butt meaning she's horribly rude and nasty since I met her.  Her 17 year old daughter is not better. But Rosie's sister 33 yrs old is a doll!!!





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

Donkey on 01/10/2019:
Wow, isn't that kind of weird to be there while other family is there visiting too? That's too bad about the aunt and cousin. Weird....

Hope you're having a fabulous seafood dinner tonight!

horn_of_plenty on 01/10/2019:
Yes it was very random I chose to came the same weekend of a family wedding of hers !! A total oops but blessing in disguise Bc they will be outta town at least 24 hours and I can go to gym and use extra car to go to beach I'm thinking for earlier in the day :-)

No dinner besides snacks tonight - I skipped on the pizza since I didn't contribute $$$ and her aunt paid....and I don't generally eat pizza :)

horn_of_plenty on 01/10/2019:
Yes it was very random I chose to came the same weekend of a family wedding of hers !! A total oops but blessing in disguise Bc they will be outta town at least 24 hours and I can go to gym and use extra car to go to beach I'm thinking for earlier in the day :-)

No dinner besides snacks tonight - I skipped on the pizza since I didn't contribute $$$ and her aunt paid....and I don't generally eat pizza :)

Maria7 on 01/11/2019:
Going to the beach sounds like FUN! Glad you are having a good vacation. Hope you have a good day today.

horn_of_plenty on 01/11/2019:
Thank you - I'll prob make it to just the pool tomorrow and beach next week :-)

horn_of_plenty on 01/11/2019:
6 day 3070

horn_of_plenty on 01/11/2019:

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jan 09, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

2250 :-)


Early: banana 150

10am Breakfast oatmeal 100, with a "fruity cereal" flavored protein powder yum 100, almond milk 50, lots of cooked cranberries 100.  ...filling...needed that!

12pm lunch before leaving: 1/2 turkey burger on a wrap 200, with ketchup and mustard. and some popcorn 150. total 350...trying to be moderate in general, eating out tonight :)

1-2pm Snacks: TBD 3 starbursts, Atkins coconut Choc bar 200

3-6pm snacks decaf coffee and pop chips on plane and a chocolate 200

1300....craving Chinese veggies !!

Dinner: out to eat somewhere in FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhhhh! i already have plans, yay!


It's 10:35am and i'm just finishing a tasty breakfast and relaxing on the couch! cheers to a nice, later flight! I am leaving my apt at 12:30, getting there around 1pm for a 2:45pm flight! Getting to Fort Lauderdale at  6pm tonight. Once there, my friends Rosie and her hubby Kareem will pick me up and i plan to directly take them to dinner, followed then hopefully by a supermarket food shopping for me to pick up some basics to have for the morning and days we're staying at home at her condo.

For now, i have to finish packing...then shower. haha...

....will try not to blow up facebook with too many vacation posts all day, everyday for 14 days...but, will def post some...

...also need to be careful WHO i'm sharing with...meaning, not share EVERYTHING with work folks.

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

BearCountryGG on 01/09/2019:
Have a great time.....

horn_of_plenty on 01/09/2019:
Ty BCGG :-)

Donkey on 01/09/2019:
Nice Lady at my office went to Florida two weeks ago. I think she'd move there to stay, if she could. She's already booked the condo for the end of 2019, LOL.

Hopefully you will find a lot of fresh fish and fruits & vegetables on the menus. Enjoy!

horn_of_plenty on 01/10/2019:
Omg this is weird her family is so weird !!!! In the car coming home from the airport....help?!

horn_of_plenty on 01/10/2019:
And they are saying trump is the bomb and telling me a NYC girl that trump is the best and they are from Toronto wtf?!

horn_of_plenty on 01/10/2019:
These two - mom and daughter are not my type !!! And the daughter is 17 and sick with bronchitis!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 01/10/2019:
Aunt and cousin are true bitches biattchess

Maria7 on 01/10/2019:
Hope you have a happy vacation.

horn_of_plenty on 01/10/2019:
Ty Maria !!!!

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jan 08, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

4day: 2175...happy to sleep and that's about it right now! :)

Sweeter Kombucha 100

wrap 80, half turkey burger 70, extra Palak spinach 250?, some chocolates 50

snacks: tbd - probably the atknis coconut chocolate bar...150

Lunch: soup and root veggies i made 100, chicken leftovers from coworker 250 (bigger amounts) and a potato croquette 200? 600 :)

2-3pm Snacks: 3 clementines 100

4pm and almonds 100

6pm chocolate 100, put my stuff down, grabbed a drink and headed out for a half hour stroll since it was rather warm  around 40-45 degrees.

Dinner: will be mostly Indian leftovers ...okra leftovers 250 with this hearts of palm noodle (calories too minimal to count!) i've been wanting to try (it's very filling), wrap 120 with half turkey burger 80, and a good amount of palak spinach 200?. total here: 650.


planning to enjoy the night, head to bed soon, shower and finishing packing in the morning since i'm not getting picked up until 12:30pm to go to the airport, i'd rather finish in the morning the packing bc i cannot think about it right now, almost 8pm...just gonna rest and sleep! :)


Today's my last day of work before flying out at 2pm to Florida tomorrow. I'll get there around 6pm, my friend Rosie and her Husband Kareem will pick me up at the FLL airport :)

I have to remember to pack some makeup / foundation tonight, as well as a nair clipper / scissor, and jewelery! Those are basically the things i haven't already packed from the previous weekend when i was packing :)

I don't have to wake up early tomorrow bc i am being picked up by taxi to airport at noon. :) This is good because i haven't slept great the past two nights :) and it'll be nice to wake up later tomorrow morning :-) ..and i have a goal to try to pack just about everything and close the suitcase and other travel bag completely before the night ends tonight. Then, i can simply relax tomorrow leading up to the flight :) 

I've considered taking sleeping pills with me. I do want to...like my first night in florida, at their place, if she works on that thursdy, i'd appreciate just being able to sleep till they are outta the condo...then just get to the gym. that's my goal for Thursday.

Friday only goal is to meet up with a friend for a walk at Hollywood Beach which is near Fort Lauderdale where i'm staying.

So, basically, i have plans for the first two days, simple and relaxed. The folks i'm staying with don't know these plans - lol - so these plans may change! ...but for now, that's the tentative plans :)

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

graindart on 01/08/2019:
One more wakeup before Florida. Should be nice having temperatures 30-40 degrees warmer than NYC.

horn_of_plenty on 01/08/2019:
I'd like to agree with that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Donkey on 01/08/2019:
Oh I hope you have a wonderful time!!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/08/2019:
thank you so much <3

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Jan 07, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Kombucha 50 3 day 2175

Breakfast wrap 80, egg 170, Palak spread larger amount 200. 

10am some chocolates 50

snack: Bar 200

Lunch: coworker cooked it for me, not kidding! and i brought my own veggie soup as a filler...since she cooked potato croquettes 200 i think it's called and chicken 250? but i have the veggie soup to join it. 100 maybe i share my soup with her.!!! 550.

3pm & 4pm snacks: few raisinets 50, almonds 50

snack before workout, coffee from work 50 and a cruddy brown rice krispie treat (i'd rather eat them, than throw them out!) 80. 150 approx

1/2 the package Cooked cranberries with stevia and saffron and 2 clementines 100

8pm started workout....during workout: THREE bananas (over the course of two hours of a really poor workout, very weak! i guess i'm still recovering from skipped workouts all December, 3 skipped workouts), , sf drinks...etc.400, few chocolate chips stevia sweetened also in that 400 count...just doing whatever it is i have to do tonight...(see graindart, i'm being a weirdo!)


after workout (workouts have been terrible lately, but better than skipping any more...pushpus are so bad!) : Protein bar that tasted good. 250, and now i'll stop eating...(i could have binged now, but that wouldn't be smart)...must be the traveling anxiety...? anyways, feeling good and bed is calling my name... :)  The workout practiccally took from 8-10:30, i need to strengthen up!

2200 :)

3day avg:

then a nice, sleepy bedtime for me! ...looking forward to cuddling up with myself in my bed lol...


Last night i did a smart thing! On my way home, before getting on the bus to take me into my neighborhood, I got a nice, tasty new coffee from Starbucks called the nitro. It's literally nitrogen whipped into coffee.  It's a whipped coffee, no cals. It doesn't even need milk if you don't want to add it because with stevia it tastes amazing as is!

After the coffee, as soon as i got into my apt, i took my jacket off and started up with laundry right away. It wasn't too much and i'm glad i did it.

After that, i started up the veggie soup using the remainder of my fresh root veggies (carrots and parsnips, also an onion) mixed with 2 cups bone broth and 4 cups regular chicken broth. I didn't add any extra spices as i'm content on a chicken soup flavor right now and the soup mixes are are already flavored.

I also decided to just do it ;)....and broiled up a package of turkey burgers i had bought to cook for close to before i go away, so i have good protein to eat now. I'm glad i didn't waste those. I had one for dinner :)

Have a good day all, the caffeine yesterday helped me to get a lot done last night, perfect way to end the Sunday night. I wasn't even tired doing it....but went to bed late so i'm tired this AM hahaha. 


I have a weights workout tonight, then i'm done till i do another one in Florida. Maybe Thursday.

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

BearCountryGG on 01/07/2019:
Good job preparing all of your future meals last night...the contents of your freezer will look mighty delicious when you get home from your trip. Ane it will be great for the wallet too.

horn_of_plenty on 01/07/2019:
thank you, so glad i just did it. wasn't hard, just threw the cut up sliced veggies into the slow cooker. luckily i woke up accidentally at midnight and that's when i took everything out and packaged the beautiful soup into the fridge :)

i will be happy to have things at home that taste fine and i can bring to work. and healthy and low cal...and $$$ friendly! yes, YES!

graindart on 01/07/2019:
Not a coffee drinker and have only been in Starbucks once in my life (date night with the wife who doesn't drink coffee either). But thought of an alternative produce that they need to introduce.

Alongside the "Nitro" with infused nitrogen, they need to come out with the "Urkel" and infuse it with helium. (Steve Urkel - Family Matters reference)

Good job staying consistent. Florida vacation so close you can probably taste it.....

horn_of_plenty on 01/07/2019:
haha...so people could walk around with funny, high-pitched voices!? haha...it's too funny the things starbucks has come up with!

thanks, Grains. having a tired, hungry day but just going along with it and enjoying it...

BearCountryGG on 01/07/2019:
"Did I do that?"........

horn_of_plenty on 01/07/2019:
glad it's all DONE :) if that's what you meant!

graindart on 01/07/2019:
Bear, I caught the reference. HOP, copy and paste when done with work:


horn_of_plenty on 01/07/2019:
i shall take a look in a bit .........

Horn_of_plenty on 01/07/2019:
LOL....is that what she meant!?!!? urckle.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/07/2019:
lol i guess she did mean that !!! :) with helium...

Donkey on 01/07/2019:
I do not think they sell the Nitro coffee at our immediate Starbucks. However, there may be others in the area that do. That definitely sounds like something I have to try!

LOL on the YouTube!

horn_of_plenty on 01/08/2019:
Yeah they sell it at like 50% of the Starbucks by me :-) it's so good ! And sweeter just add stevia and doesn't need milk at all!

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