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Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

I think my stress at work has FINALLY dissipated a lot...i have been feeling much better with much more energy lately.  i am actually able to stay up later and do more after work this week....like i've been reinvigorated....glad the months of crazy stress (3 total months from late March till mid June) is OVER :)

It's quieter in this seating location. everything is better.  and i don't talk to the people that i have problems with.

Home: little bit of kombucha 40

Work: wrap 100, pb 200, sf jelly, coffee 50, big banana 160

 candies 50.

snack: almonds 150

healthy lunch: lots of mushrooms again 250 with other veg, turkey burger 150, matzah  100 and some other veg 50.  550

3pm extra snack: grrr 160 but healthy very healthy bar

snack before jog: 100 cal bar and stevia in seltzer - i need to buy more seltzer and bananas at lunch today actually...

Dinner: may actually be some chinese veg...Chop Suey ? i think so! yes the chop suey veg like 250 there, egg and egg white 100, and huge amount of rice 400?? 750.

total is 2300. fine. ate till being extremely full from the rice. indulged after a jog. 

2130 5-day....not the best, not the worst. was a nice indulgence on the rice tonight. i'll prob sleep really well from the carbs - i tend to sleep well on extra carbs.

it's def still walking and jogging slowly. did a nice 2mi (3 laps around this particular park)


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

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Where is everyone!? have you all went on vacation without me!? haha....


I didn't sleep well - thinking about a man i still love that doesn't love back as you all know from past entries....and thinking about my grandma and dad. grandma is very close to the final day now...she's 96....it's a matter of short time now.

I have to remember that if i cannot sleep....eat a banana and not waiting two hours to eat it...

4am couldn't sleep already for hours - Banana large 150 

6:30am: kombucha 100

8:30am: wrap 100, sf jelly, peanut butter 200, coffee 50, 350, prob some sf candies also cals included

Snack: almonds in PM prob 150

Lunch: healthy, lots veggies 250, matzah 100, turkey burger with tons of healthy spices 200: 550-600

Snack before gym: bar 100 cal and seltzer with stevia

After gym: frozen yogurt (and apalled at the owner and what he said to me - i'll write it tomorrow) 300, huge banana 200? chips 150 650

2100, good.

2087 4-day = excellent.


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

happy-1 on 06/21/2017:
Here. Hugs. Good job today.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2017:
glad you are back...it's so quiet here these days!

thank you for the hugs and support, Ms. Happy Lady!

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Jun 19, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

eating a snack from coworker so good! homemade indian chutney! on a half a roll...he split his with me!

6:30am kombucha little bit 50

8:30am banana big and coffee 200

10am  half roll with really awesome homemade chutney gift from coworker 250?

11:30am - finally some protein in the form of a bar i had laying around...needed protein really badly finally! will eat a late lunch at 1pm.

1pm healthy late lunch @ desk: soy chicken 200, lots of greens in a light sauce 200, piece of matzah egg variety and lastly gum 100...total for a lighter lunch 500. egg matzah a good change of pace!

1100 after lunch.

dinner: sauteed eggplant and mushrooms 350, turkey burger 150, plum 50, popcorn 150: 700.

1800 :)

3day average: 2083 = great!

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

happy-1 on 06/21/2017:

Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2017:
xoxo :-D

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jun 18, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

2225 2-day average. I feel fat around my stomach area. i need to not get fat everywhere...will gradually be lowering calories a hair. i think i def burn at least 2,000 a day, but not always 2200.


Today - Happy Father's Day. I'll be visiting my grandma with my sister and dad...then home for father's day lunch...hanging out there a bit...then, gym tonight bc i prefer to try to keep the 3x a week schedule. that's it! then reading maybe or even reading in the afternoon at my father's house, prob not though!

i have really nice arms muscles and don't want to lose them - the reason why i do not want to give up my 3x week gym stuff...and make it 2x...really trying to keep it 3x. and jogging is 2x. not ready to change anything just yet...but maybe in August i might make other changes for that month - 3x jog and 2x weights....in August perhaps.

i'll be bringing gym clothes with me so that i am not stopping home before the gym this afternoon. luckily i also have plenty of food for the next couple days - no need to do any food shopping today....and i got gas for my car yesterday too....so only need to visit grandma, be with family, and go to gym. that's it!


Yesterday overall was pretty darn successful.  I did a little bit more laundry of sheets / towels in the evening so i don't need to think about doing it monday...i also cooked up some turkey burgers for the week, did a small grocery shopping, jogged 1.7 mi, picked up my friend and went to the hardware store to finish up my hamster cage....and the man actually offered to do the work - so i left the top with him....!...treated my friend also to coffee since he was coming with me....good stuff.


I have been taking sleeping pills the last 2 nights only (friday night & saturday night) to get some extra rest which has proven a good idea as I do enjoy this on the weekends..

2250 today.

car tire is still a problem so i will once again be late to work bc i have to go to mechanic in the morning with my dad this time (he's meeting me there....i feel so bad about it...but he wants to go)....i probably need a new tire rim...

lots going on this week....gonna be nutty.

i'll prob need to take the bus home from work tomorrow

after the gym, at 8pm till 9pm when i was finally at home to stay - i made sure to get enough food basically for the week (quickly stopped after the gym) so that i don't have ot worry if i do not have a car for tomorrow night.

tire is ok for the moment bc i just put air in it....which is why i quickly did errands (right before the gym at 6pm) as well as returned the shirts my dad said were too big and he didn't want for father's day...he kept the funny t-shirts though :) and he loved my card...

and of course i was at the gym from 6:30-8pm when it closed.


650 before lunch Salmon 300-400, roasted Brussels sprouts 150, salads 250, kinish 200 1000 1650 Plus 350 2000...before dinner

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

happy-1 on 06/21/2017:
Tire drama sucks. Hugs.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2017:
Wow Happy ty for reading my journal entries!!!!!!!

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jun 17, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

8pm last night snack organic bar 230

9am: oatmeal 150, almond milk 20, honey / ghee both 50, cinnamon / stevia, yogurt 150, peanut butter 150 550. excellent & balanced, kombucha

11am: biscotti 100 and seltzer with stevia, later a few almonds 50

950....1600 after big lunch 1800 before dinner - snacks of coffee, an orange pepper and a big fiber one cookie

2200 total today = excellent

also cooked up turkey burgers...lol before my jog....i'll jog at some point...going at noon...


 Today's plan: jog at park in early afternoon, jogged at gym due to rain - 1.7 miles and left bc i had enough...have lunch, pick up friend to finish up my hamster cage....and then later drive him to the train then relaxing back home & reading / early bed again i think.

Tomorrow's plan: visit grandma with dad and sister, then back home for bbq for father's day, gym in evening.

Prob do laundry of towels / bedding on MONDAY night on purpose relaxing off the laundry thru the rest of the weekend since i did most of it last night! :)




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

Donkey on 06/17/2017:
Hope your run/jog went well! Progressive baby steps! Can't wait for you to get your little hammy <3

Horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2017:
for some reason i was very anxious (had anxiety) using the treadmill for this first time. I was having trouble jogging for long periods, frequently stopping to walk.

then i quit before injury bc i felt it was better to stop than to keep going bc i had plans with a friend and was running so late already it wasn't worth it....

and the hammy is coming....half the cage right now (the top) is at the hardware store bc the worker volunteered to do it for me...i'll give him a nice tip!!!!!!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2017:
and yes with the jogging - baby steps.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2017:
as i was on the treadmill, i was thinking the most negative thoughts (like what if i didn't make the academy....what would i do!?)....you don't wanna know....

happy-1 on 06/21/2017:
You really are the one posting the most! Hugs

Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2017:
Yes...it's a habit to post here! i love this site! <3

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Jun 16, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Doing most of the laundry after work today so that i can quickly do my sheets sunday night if i want to & not have to worry about laundry even tomorrow (i can sleep in and be lazy if i want to!)

2070 weekly avg = good.


Working 9-5 straight with NO BREAKS and lunch at desk....whatever, at least i don't owe the company any time!

Home: kombucha 80

Breakfast: wrap 100, cream cheese 100, lox 100, coffee w/ milk 50, candies 20: 370.

 almonds 150

healthy lunch: 1 egg, 2 egg whites, 100, marinated mushrooms with extra oil 150-200   , cabbage 50 with some oil, half a large bagel 200. 550-600 healthy and a fiber 1 cookie for dessert, treating myself...def the plan is to SLEEP IN TOMORROW and gym only....no other plans - and laundry. hamster cage stuff can wait.

2:45pm snack #2 - fruit and some candies 100

1400, excellent considering :)

6pm dinner: marinated salad 100, wrap 300, chips 150 550-600

2000 :)



I fixed the flat tire problem before work - only got to work hour late - amazing - i'll eat at my desk and not even really owe any time (deduct an hour lunch away from desk) by just having lunch at my desk today and still leaving at 5. 9am-5pm. excellent.  the rim was bent - so they fixed the rim and added some rubber seal to it...should be excellent now.  so the problem wasn't the tire and wasn't the valve - but the actual rim.  I should have checked all rims....another time before i enter the academy i may just check that out so i have no new problems?!....

i hope to take care of all problems and possible future problems with my computer, car, etc. - before the academy. I need to also update my anti-virus program on my computer. I plan to do this in the fall - on a holiday we get i'll go to the store where i bought my computer and have them update it there. - close by and should be good. i already bought microsoft word earlier this year....so i have all the programs i need - just need to make sure the computer is good. i may even purchase a NEW COMPUTER specifically for NYPD. yes. but that's $1,000 down the drain, so, we shall see. It may be worth it - to have the best laptop / computer for the 6 months i'm in....actually...now that i write this....6 months is nothing....i do not need a new laptop for 6 months....unless mine starts to fail.


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

innerpeace on 06/16/2017:
I wouldn't consider it "down the drain" consider it an investment in your future!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/16/2017:
i'll just make sure everything is clean and working great with antivirus...since it's only a 6 month academy...i'll try to get thru without any major purchases (electronics, cars, etc.) ...

i'll make sure to get my laptop looked at later in the fall is my plan. i don't want to do anything else this summer...

you have a good point at the phrasing...to be more positive :)

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jun 15, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 60

Breakfast: wrap 100, pb 200, sf jelly, banana 120, coffee 50

550 tops. and some candies.

almonds 100

lunch: crackers 150, marinated mushrooms with oil extra 200, tuna 50, caffeine drink: 450.

cookie around 2pm 100

i want the gym ... have to decide...leaning towards a positively YES! and more almonds 50

1250 before snack before gym....

(but my legs are sore, so i'm resting. i may change my mind bc i think i'm slightly restless. shoulder feels fine .....legs / arches of feet are sore that's it...) prob going to gym and changing once again at home (forgot clothes) and doing only upper, lightly instead of fully skipping...sounds like a good idea right now.

 Snack before gym: prob fruit and granola bar...or something i will grab it at home in my house....and seltzer with stevia that i have been enjoying...100

1350 before gym, EXCELLENT thanks to a very healthy lunch!!!! going back to gym today instead  of sunday, getting one extra workout in...

1850 today - very good.

6day avg: 2076 = very good.


i think the gym will be good for me...i love my arms and hate waiting to exercise them until sunday so instead of waiting...since the show activity is cancelled tonight, off to the gym i go! no more excuses and i think it's better to move than not to move at all today. i should also do abs...for sure....another reason to get my booty back in the gym tonight...i have rested 6 days. practically one week. and i'll rest again soon, so that's why i am going back now.

Dinner after gym: will be healthy as i have a ton of good food at home and maybe also some ice cream after dinner yes depending on the time! otherwise maybe just sweets tonight.?



I  might just go back to the gym tonight...or rest, not sure.

NO TICKETS GIVEN OUT TONIGHT PER THAT THEATRE...will hvae to do this another time: I was given FREE past-dated tickets to a Broadway show and the deal is to see it on a Monday thru Thursday night. So, i'm calling this morning to make sure there are seats left and then the plan is to leave work half hour early in order to get to NYC with my friend back at home (i will drive home first).  We're leaving here 5:30pm and the show starts at 7pm.  It'll be just enough time as long as everything goes smoothly we may even have up to 30min to spare before the show starts, but not more than that!

We will not have time for dinner, just the show. So i told him to eat on his own. lol...there's simply no time! But we def want to use these free tickets! duh! The show is BANDSTAND. it should be good!

We were going to go the week of July 4th in the evening on that Thursday but because i am not at the gym this week and it's an easier week, I asked my friend if he wanted to go this Thursday instead and he's usually very excited to do things....so he said of course let's go this Thursday!

Luckily i am happy the show starts at 7pm today and not 8pm like yesterday....the earlier the better because i am going to work tomorrow! so it means we get home earlier. We're taking public transportation in and a TAXI nice and quick home!

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

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jun 14, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

5-day average: 2122 - def have some fat on my stomach from all the extra cals, but overall the clothes still fit, lol...who knows right now!

Slept for a long time as I was pretty tired and could have slept in after my alarm easily...but got up for work lol...

Home: extra kombucha i needed 120

Breakfast: wrap 100, pb 200, sf jelly, banana 120: 420.

snack: almonds 150

2pm lunch:  healthy big portion of sauteed cabbage like at least 200, matzah and a little extra 200 cal, 1 egg and leftover 2 bites of a sausage 150, sauteed green beans 100, sauteed eggplant 50: 700 tops.

snack before jog: 2 white chocolate truffles and a plum as well as seltzer with stevia 200

JOG WAS BETTER THAN EVER! and i walked a little extra and an extra lap so today my mileage was a 5k or 3 miles! some walking, but getting better.

dinner: raspberries 60, ice cream 120, lox 100 on a wrap 100 with little bit of potato 100: 500, excellent and decently healthy.

total today is decent: 2100. good exercise.

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

happy-1 on 06/14/2017:
Yum. Your meals sound really good!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2017:
lately i enjoy more carbs :) especially that time of the month...thanks on your tips the other day...i have stopped a lot of my home cooking lately.

Donkey on 06/14/2017:
So glad to hear that the run went well!! GREAT!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2017:
yes....thank you for reminding me to concentrate on the things that ARE going well....and to keep them going well !

thank you....thank you for reminding me what i should feel really happy about and what i should remember if / when i am feeling down!


Horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2017:
and yes, i'm taking around 1.5 weeks off the gym....shoulder is feeling better and should be basically back to normal come saturday evening when i go back :) or even saturday afternoon!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2017:
nope, took 6 days...went back tonight! lol

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jun 13, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 6:30am Kombucha at home rose flavor (always craving more sweet things at time of the month!) 80

9am late Breakfast at work: wrap 100, pb 200, jelly sf, banana 120, coffee 50 (no sweetener and decaf): 470

Snack: lots of almonds

750 all healthy, before lunch

Lunch: potato with curry 250?, greens 100, and a sausage 150: 500.


Snack: cookie 100. probably at 4pm.



Taking off from exercise tonight & already went food shopping my plan is basically bed early tonight & my reading. Also reading at lunch today for sure at the furniture store is my new reading location (it’s approx. 95degrees so as long as they don’t kick me out off their couch…)

yesterday i was really hormonal and actually angry at this new seating location...i'm getting more used to it today :)....things are getting better, for now.

2150 or so. Good.

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

happy-1 on 06/14/2017:
LOL. I like sitting in furniture stores too. It is how I ended up with a recliner that fits nowhere.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/14/2017:

happy-1 on 06/14/2017:
Yeah. The guy wore me down. Leave your credit cards in your desk.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2017:
i almost never bring them when going out! haha....i certainly leave the full bag at my desk! too funny..

happy-1 on 06/14/2017:
I also am not going to go test drive any cars unless I have a friend come with me to hold my wallet.

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Jun 12, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

2120 3-day average

depending on weather tomorrow, i may go to the gym to jog even though i do not like jogging inside....or i may just relax tomorrow after work again. 

I'm taking this week off from weights, letting my shoulder heal. i pulled something in it last thursday.


150 in kombucha extra needed it..time of month....

breakfast: wrap 100 with small pb 100, jelly 10, banana 120: 350 approx, coffee 50. 400. and some candies 50

lunch: healthy crackers 160, 2 eggs 140, veggies 100, rice 200 hopefully not too much more also some oil 50: 650.

1250 after a healthy lunch. 

granola bar and a med plum approx 150

1400 before dinner....need more veg for this week...i might pick up thai food - a lot of it.

today i'm getting last of the supplies i need for this hamster cage.  nope - store closes at 5 everyday, so i'll hvae to get the rest on the weekend....

work is really upsetting today from the start as i moved desks to another one (there are so many empty desks) but instead of my boss giving any desk to the new guy,  he gave my old desk to the new guy like as a sign to me saying "get lost" like i'm so easily replaced but straight out does it based on his actions. it's hurtful. it's really, really disrespectful.

I hate my boss.

i didn't feel very good all day. in fact, i felt terrible and didn't even finsih an assignemnt before deciding to go home, at 5, and not work a single minute longer. I just couln't - my mind couldn't function another second in that hostile work environment.

dinner: potatoes with like some curry or something 250, lots of bok choy 150, and a bar on the healthy side with some protein 250. 650


If my boss is going to treat me like a piece of sh*t, i just cannot respect that. I don't have that within me & it's totally unacceptable.

i will remain at this job until December.



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

innerpeace on 06/13/2017:
Can't your union do something for you? I could not work in a hostile environment like that. Make a grievance or something. Hope things get better soon.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/13/2017:
Best i am doing is settling down. Today it was more relaxed as the main boss is not in.

i didn't have to deal with him thankfully.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/13/2017:
it's just poor managment and lots of change...and i got blamed for small mistakes of my own and it carried out by getting extremely blown out of proportion by a shiat boss...i think i may be ok now...

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