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Horn_of_plenty - Monday Jul 08, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

Another benefit of being a DDer - Journaling Benefits:



Kombucha 50 - drank it rushed so it didn't work out that well for me, but it tasted GREAT! (i have stopped drinking kombucha on the weekend, favoring iced coffee instead as a change of pace / little bit of money savings / resting from kombucha everyday)

9am coffee 50, wrap 130, 1/2 cured pork sausage 150, mustard. 350

11am snack almonds?   1.5 of my muffins which are decent 300

1pm lunch: leftovers from home: tofu 100, indian sauteed okra150, salad lettuce 10, chips 150...400 nice and light :)

close to 3pm-3:30pm gummy candy 50, followed by a hot Passion Tea from Tazo brand i brought to work :) almonds 100

4:30 snack:   apple 100

exercise: none except walking at lunch (nice amount here, well over a mile), possibly getting off bus earlier (that IS the plan to walk 1 mile after work too! ) too to get in a little more walking, but still taking it reasonably easy this week - starting to feel a heck of a LOT better with my legs...plus enjoying the massager at home that i bought for feet and legs. Next, would be to get back into Epsom salt foot soaks - that goal can be for August. 

dinner: other half the sausage 150 on wrap with mustard 150. 300 and chips 300. taste of guac 50.  650


3day: 2155.



Last night i had a lot of trouble sleeping for most of the night. I think it's because after having 4 days off I was anxious going back to work. either way, i'm glad i did sleep well for 4 days :) Plus, i'm ready for this week ahead ! 

I did accidentally forget all vitamins and UTI pill to have with lunch which is unfortunate as it needs to be taken twice a day and would have been better to get the antibiotic in my system now after breakfast or lunch and then take the second pill with dinner.  oops. forgot the second lunch bag. ah well. i'll have it when i get home tonight and maybe just end the cycle of these pills a day later than i should have. that's all. no biggie.


This month i'm thankful for the ability to have been able and being able later in the month to take part in a vast and variety of experiences. from concerts to shows and not only 1 of each, to seeing friends and even probably going to the beach, my life will not be dull this month.  I may be taking a relief from not training as hard, but at least i am using the time to be productive in other ways and that's what matters to me right now - since no matter what i did need a break from the cardio - at least i can continue to live life and not be so injured that even life becomes a pain (happened in the past).

Progress as of today: -2.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 07/08/2019:
I had a bad night last night too.........fitfull sleep.......out of bed and then back to bed......still feeling some of the residuals from that. It didn't help that as we were going to bed...it sounded like someone yelled "WOW"...in OUR BACK YARD!!!!!! We both heard it and thought it was each other......very weird! Must have been a neighbor....but...still strange!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/08/2019:
i'd freak too if i lived in a house and all of a sudden someome yelled in the backyard!!! i hope you are feeling better today.

i def feel lethargic after lunch, but that's typical for me actually and happens both on weekends and during the week. however, i do feel i'll sleep wayyyy better tonight :)

time to take this heavy blanket off my bed that's been making me sweat!

BearCountryGG on 07/08/2019:
I switched to lighter bedding too.....I've been lethargic all day too......but i'm making myself stay awake so I sleep better tonight.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/08/2019:
i think the bedding switch will help and of course staying up all day should help you! haha

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jul 07, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

All is good, happy holiday weekend! really enjoying the time home!  just what the dr ordered!

9am breakfast: oatmeal and almond milk 170, whole milk strawberry on bottom yogurt 160, iced coffee 40. 350 :) tasty. filling. And a candy 50. 400.

Noon at casino we shared Popeyes there was actually no salads or healthy veggies anywhere - everything was loaded up in sauce so I went for something typical that’s be good!  Almost 2 lg chicken tenders 600, fries not too many 300. 900.

4-4:30pm early dinner apple 100, chips 250, leftover fish 150, leftover bean sprouts 100 600

7pm meal 1/2 Florida avocado 170 made into guacamole, over 3 small rice crackers 50 and some tofu 100. Total 320.

total today 2250, good.

2day 2230 - higher but pretty healthy couple days 




i have a lot of events this month! It's a tight, FUN schedule.

i shouldn't have any OT...and everything at work should be running smoothly. I am challenged to enjoy this month and weather and fun times ahead!  (with keeping up at least my weights routine and slowly getting back into more cardio).

I'll just sleep in when i can & I should be fine. Seems that i need a break from cardio training anyway...so, it'll be nice to see some entertaining shows.  Most are at a discount, some previously were free. I was def interested in everything i have signed up for, have been wanting to go to either the show or venue for awhile.  It does add up, but i know i'll enjoy it all!.....


Today: 11:30am we are Going to Resorts Casino here in Queens around 45 min away. Watching the Soccer Championship there. R reallly wanted to go - and my company did all the lighting designs there a few years ago when it opened, so i'm interested to see it in person.

Next Friday all day - maybe taking a sick day for the beach with Christine

Next Saturday evening going to see the Off Broadway show Drunk Shakespeare - a parody on a Shakespeare play & supposely the actors drink shots before they perform!? weird but it was a good deal, $29 for the tickets instead of the usual Groupon free of $49-$59. with my friend Jen

2 weeks from now Saturday evening: seeing a performance at a local Queens Stadium in Forest Hills that includes a Comedian / Singer with backup music done by the Queens Symphony Orchestra...the guy is funny and there's an orchestra, plus i've never been to the venue! everything is good here! with Ricky

2 weeks from now Sunday morning: doing a 5k in Queens at a park i've never been to! and also it's very close, like 15-20 min away. with Ricky..




Progress as of today: -2.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/07/2019:
Your July sounds very fun! The 5K should be a sufficient cardio goal for July, don't you think?

horn_of_plenty on 07/07/2019:
Yes - walking it. Toning it down right now with fitness especially cardio since I seem to me really wanting it like that. No more ladder again this week - I want to feel even better and can walk a little on the way home from work and that will be sufficient as I am finding I need to rest right now.

BearCountryGG on 07/07/2019:
I love Popeyes...only had it once in the city (Flint, MI)......seems they are only in the larer towns in MI.....Lucky you to have picked up on the UTI so quickly...should be easy to stop.

horn_of_plenty on 07/07/2019:
I am so lucky with the UTI that I was home and already during errands and could fit it in seriously with no hassle... I hope there’s no burning at all soon! It’s worst during a shower.

The Popeyes was fresh today and the chicken fingers I really enjoyed !!! Not too oily and big and flakey ! The fries were nice too as they have some light Cajun seasoning on them.

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jul 06, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2


3:30pm swung by urgent care bc it feels like I have a UTI --- good i went to dr - i was prescribed medicine for it - she said it was just starting up.


7:30am breakfast: oatmeal 150 with almond milk 20, stevia and cinnamon, banana 120. 300. sleepy, may go back to bed. ..yup, slept around an hour more only bc i set my alarm so i can do some morning exercise (at 11am lol if you even want to call that morning!?)

10:30am snacks before UPPER BODY, ABS strength workout at home!: iced coffee 50, strawberries (they are on sale, i buy tons!) 100. 150., pb on small cracker 100

12:30 during workout - Lunch:  will be light egg wrap at home with leftover sauteed indian okra 300 because R&I are going out for a big, high volume, filling dinner! yum!

2pm snack at end of workout: chocolate protein nut butter 100 yum!

4:30 3 candies

2200. Good!!

GOOD DINNER: Hibachi where they cook the Asian food in front of you - TONS OF VEGGIE options at this particular chain of restaurants. never been to the Long Island location, i usually go to Queens, but i'm sure it will be the same! :) i hope, because queens is wonderful. ....maybe order a very healthy protein, fatty fish or something. glad i have my $25 off coupon (i've had it for around 1-2 years LOL)

after dinner we plan to watch a movie at one of our apts! and bed not too late and not too early!


Later, I am  going out around 1pm-2pm with Ricky to do some shopping for his things and i don't mind going at all !!! (thrift stores and sneaker outlet store - for him) on Long Island (everything is around 45 min away)- along with a dinner at a hibachi place also on LI and the dinner will be HALF PRICE literally. I have $25 coupon!!  So, basically it's going to cover my half, i'll pay tip, and Ricky can pay for his dinner :) I treated him yesterday - i do not scrub cash off him, i know he works hard and isn't rich, and i do not like to be this way to others, anyone!

tomorrow Hookah is cancelled until next Saturday :) that's ok! my friend said she wasn't keeping track and messed up her schedule for the weekend which is OK with me - i'm def seeing her next Saturday for a $29 off broadway show called Drunk Shakespeare (the actors drink before the performance, lol) in Manhattan's theater district and hookah if we make good plans we can do both early enough in the day...

tomorrow, stopping by a local Farmer's market, buying more berries and maybe a few other items there, NO exercise again (no ladder !), baking a "honey" cake for coworkers - praying it comes out right (it will only have maple syrup flavoring haha)...and possibly really more laundry??? if it can help me with next weekend's busier schedule...maybe laundry.

Progress as of today: -2.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 07/06/2019:
Well it's a good day to go back to bed since you have a few off. If you have the opportunity to get some extra sleep in you will probably be glad you did....there is nothing quite like feeling sleepy all day....actually your breakfast will probably help you sleep and that's a good thing!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/06/2019:
it's been wonderful sleeping more than i do during a work week on these days off. I could have even slept more after i went back to sleep today, but had an alarm set so i can exercise before meeting Ricky haha or i'd have slept till around noon for sure!

Donkey on 07/06/2019:
^Agree with this!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/06/2019:
sleep just feels so wonderful to me. to hit the bed and just be able to sleep, any time of day since my plans are so light and easy and stress is lower right now.

Donkey on 07/07/2019:
Hate those UTI's!!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 07/07/2019:
Lol thank god I had a dr urgent care and went right away!! They are quite annoying !

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Jul 05, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

4:30am apple in middle of night! 100 

9:00am homemade blueberry frozen yogurt most of the 2 servings. the consistency was more like sorbet and i could have let it defrost a little more, but, it was very good nonetheless! 500 for 2 servings. 

10:30am decided i wanted something more substantial so i hate my friend's meatballs that she made and gave me yesterday. they were very good with lots of ingredients beyond just meat. i'm guessing 120 cal each. 250. could even be a bit more, but, just saying!

12:15 lunch: tofu x2 servings 150, leftovers from my freezer of indian okra YUM! 250?, chips 150. 600.

3:15pm snack strawerries 100

4:45 more strawberries 50, iced coffee at home 50


Dinner approx 400, snack around 200

total approx 2250-2300 :-)

7day approx 2100 = very good !! 


DONE Laundry is done. Feeling like a nap. maybe (after lunch that i just ate!) yup...fell asleep for like 2 hours!

DONE I'm thinking to go through my coat closet and donate quite a few coats that i do not wear anymore for various reasons. I've got so many things in my closet and it just complicates things when i can't find what i need :) 

DONE I'm thinking to drive and buy a lot of kombucha today so i don't have to think about it again until sometime inAugust.

I'm excited for....Tonight i'm going to a free patriotic songs band concert with R and we are getting food out there. i'll obviously reach for something light since i'm def with a big appetite since i woke up :)


Later this weekend:

Still want to bake a honey cake (i think sunday). also meeting friend for Hookah. lol.

Exercise is only tomorrow, weights. with possibly going out to eat for dinner (have coupon) and a movie back at home after. maybe go to a second hand clothing store with Ricky who likes a particular one that is near  the restaurant we may eat at!


really low key, easy weekend over here.....this is seriously all i want to do and i'm plenty happy with a slower pace! PLENTY HAPPY :)



Progress as of today: -2.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 07/05/2019:
I used to make yogurt in a little 3 cup heated thing....it was quite good...I haven't seen those for years.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/05/2019:
i do have a friend who makes her homemade greek yogurt...give her credit. i'm soooo not interested!

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jul 04, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

Happy FOURTH OF JULY!!!!!!!!  WOOOHOOO!!!!  And to the Canadians on here, happy belated Canada Day!! ;)  For everyone else, HAPPY THURSDAY!

I was up pretty early for a day off, around 8am.  And i'm back on the couch, with the laptop, thinking of things to bake! one item on my mind is a low sugar honey cake (made with actually no honey but a maple syrup flavoring - HA-HA!)...but i don't want to make it too early as it has to be fresh for Monday so i have to think about if it's too early to make it today.


 8:30am breakfast: oatmeal 150 with almond milk 20, stevia, and a whole milk strawberry on the bottom chobani yogurt 160 so good!, iced coffee 40. 370

10am snack  240 healthy natural bar fruit/nut

at bbq mostly very healthy, tons of veggies, some guac, half a turkey frank (not good), bbq chicken (very good!), some crackers, fruit...oh, forgot to calculate in the crackers! 

Approx 2200 cal :-) happy !!

6day: 2075, good!


watching fireworks from my apt...i have a nice view and don't want to miss the fireworks, at home, tonight!


AFTER I did my upper body workout (i made sure to do it and finish it before getting the laptop which wasn't ready till halfway thru my workout anyways), I got my laptop back from the repair shop last night around 6pm i went there - and the new screen and laptop are working GREAT!!!! :) only $110 fix- omg thank gosh i didn't need a new laptop yet!!!!!! so happy!

Next, I went to drop off in the clothing bins 3 bags of old clothes for donation.

After that, i swung by the bigger supermarket to pick up veggies to cut up & bring to the 4th of July BBQ i'm going to this afternoon.  I also bought extra eggs and almond powder bc i am going to be baking this weekend :) as well as a couple whole milk strawberry at the bottom chobani yogurts (AMAZING TASTE!). there was also some new kombucha flavors / new brand! so i bought 3 of those LOL.


As for this long weekend, i've actually planned very little for it purposely. i will not be doing long walks or heavy exercise. No ladder at all. My left leg / ankle is still sore and week and i expect it to keep healing (it's starting to get better as i'm not pushing it / pushing exercises that bother it). I have a 5k walk scheduled for 2 1/2 weeks from now and it's a goal of mine to be ready for that :) and i will only walk that 5k, no jogging, so i should be OK by then and afterwards :)

Right, so for this weekend:

Thursday, today, I have a bbq for most of the day which i'm driving to with a friend starting at 1pm. I will just relax till then with some cooking. maybe vacuum the carpet rug i have too.

Tomorrow is also low key. I have plans to go to a concert, free, of a community band on Long Island in a really nice town and also to pick up dinner there. going with Ricky. I hope to do the driving to it. I think R is working Friday, we'll see.

Saturday is unplanned right now. There's a free concert at the beach we can go to and also possibly we will go to dinner & use a coupon for half off that i have for hibachi. maybe. and also if we don't go to the beach, i was considering just to watch a movie. after or before dinner. like i was saying, it's a really low key weekend. Saturday i'd do another upper body workout, no legs. thinking to bake the cake for work on Saturday.

Sunday is also not much planned.  I'll do laundry and prep for the week.  I am possibly looking to smoke hookah (really!) with my friend Jen who i haven't seen since January (the one who flew to miami to meet me down there during part of my trip there!)  We used to work in the same office, but now i'm in NYC. so we obviously don't see each other everyday anymore.



Progress as of today: -2.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/04/2019:
So happy on your laptop situation! Yay!! And what a money-saving deal! And you saved yourself from throwing out a good laptop that may have a few more years on it (or longer!).

I love the intentional relaxation you have planned.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/05/2019:
i know it's back to the grind soon, so, for now, i'm def slowing down the pace of things and it feels good to do that.

legcramps on 07/05/2019:
Have a great weekend!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/05/2019:
thank you & you too :)

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jul 03, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

On Amazon, I finally decided on a massager (based on product details and reviews and price) for feet and legs:



Good Morning :) !!! I think today is a short workday for us in my company.  Pretty sure we will be out by 1:30pm SO HAPPY! I can then pick up my laptop from the repair shop and also do SOME exercise, but i'm staying away from lower body as my ankle / left leg is still tight and sore and weak. GRRR! Obviously it's going to take awhile to heal and i'm going to have to lay off it for this long weekend...but  i know it will get better. def no ladder. and i stopped the one move which was torture - involving jumps.  I may cook tonight / bake tonight again.

Kombucha 60

Breakfast wrap and egg 200, everything seasoning, 1/2 avo 150, coffee 50. 400.

snack: will be a bar for a change of pace and they also expire soon. 220

lunch: more of my tasty cooked kale & green peppers 100, half that sausage100, maybe some chips150, one medium gummy candy 50. 400 i think i forgot a fruit which is fine, i'll have that at home! wanting to make a frozen yogurt, blueberry flavor tonight or tomorrow. must buy blueberries, they were on sale the other day!

1100 snacks of blueberries and iced coffee and peanut butter 400, chips 150

light dinner: tofu x2 150, chips 150, full fat strawberry yogurt 150.  450-500

2100 total :)

snacks before upper body / abs exercise: choc coated granola bar with iced coffee sounds about right. 200.

5day: 2070, good.


I'm going to a bbq for the 4th that starts around 2pm. will leave after eating "dinner" as i'd like to be home when it's fireworks time - because i just want to rest up. the woman i'm driving with also has double the distance ride as me, so she'll want to be home too, luckily, early. 

i have wonderful views of fireworks all the way into NYC because i have a good view in the apt i live in. I'd like to be home early Thursday evening to enjoy that view :)

Progress as of today: -2.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 07/03/2019:
That view from your apartment must be amazing.......we justn hear gun shots here...LOL

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/03/2019:
yes, i see MULTIPLE shows from all the nearby places where they are set up! like, so many! i have a very wide panoramic view of a lot of my city!

legcramps on 07/03/2019:
That is so cool, you get to watch fireworks from your apartment! I bet that view you have is pretty awesome :)

I don't recall if I read how you injured your ankle/leg?...

Enjoy your 4th of July tomorrow!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/03/2019:
thanks Legs, it's just overuse.

i broke my ankle in college and it's never been the same since. didn't really do the recommneded PT for the recomended time either when i had broken it. wasn't even 21 then.

so, whenever i overuse or pound on it too much, it bothers me which is also bothering me in the back of my shin, at the ankle ligaments insertion point if you follow what i'm saying. i have been rolling it, but it's still painful. it should go away if i use it less...hoping for all of the pain to be gone 100% in two weeks from now, around July 21, when i'm signed up for another 5k - but i plan to walk the whole thing this time.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/03/2019:
i should probably be buying the king leg massager, even for one leg/foot, as i'd take all help at this point..but really it's rest and recovery i need.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/03/2019:
and yes, i see tons of fireworks :)

BearCountryGG on 07/03/2019:
Would support hose help??? I know they aren't pretty....but they may just give you the support that your ankle needs when worn at home...or under long pants. Possibly even an ace bandage wrap when convenient.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/03/2019:
these are good ideas. i used to wear a bandage every day, for a couple YEARS. i feel i want to use my own muscles for stabilization. maybe on my exercise days,using the ladder, i should go back to wearing the support bandage. that is a good suggestion to use when using my ankle more for stabilization.

BearCountryGG on 07/03/2019:
Oh definately you would not want to get dependant on those...they would allow muscles to become weak and dependent on them....but just for support while exercising would probably be good.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/03/2019:
yes, i am thinking this is def the way i should go with it.

legcramps on 07/03/2019:
That leg massager looks neat. I definitely recommend these air massagers...one of the best things i've invested in for sure!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/03/2019:
yes, it's going to help me i am sure. i liked all the foot elements to it - i realize i'll need to "sit up" to use it and not lie back on the couch!

Donkey on 07/04/2019:
That massage machine -- if you get it, please post a review here. I'm very interested - not only for myself but also for my husband who does have some edema in his left leg/ankle area.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/05/2019:
i'll let you know, i think it is arriving today!

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jul 02, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

Chips 4am these popped seed chip things 150 Woke up unable to sleep, so had a small snack and vitamin water zero

6am kombucha 60

breakfast: wrap and egg 200, 1/4 very fresh avocado 100, everything bagel seasoning, coffee 50. 350

snacks thinking banana and almonds 200...since my body is sore i may throw in a couple bananas today, sf chocolate 60

810, healthy....

lunch: same as yesterday - really nicely cooked veggies 100 with just over HALF! a small cured sausage 100, 1/4 fresh avocado 100, and a large apple 150? maybe some of the popped chips above since the bag is small i might finish them.  total here: 450

snacks: almonds 100

dinner: TBD - HOMEMADE chocolate mug cake! 600 with toppings 




Today is usually an exercise day but i am going to skip it tonight to sleep more / rest more. Actually, i might change my mind, we'll see. but either way I'm really thankful for the long weekend that's coming. I could def use some extra rest.

another reason i'm not keen on exercise is i can rest my sore ankle / lower leg but also i can limit calories by just going home and sleeping early. that's probably the plan tonight :)...just a little more rest would be healthy for me - more than exercise is at this time and this week. gotta knock the soreness out of my body.


My coworker (who is on vaca till next week but comes home tomorrow and she supposedly wants to do work at home over this long weekend) has asked me to bring home some paperwork which is going to make my bag heavier - which i really don't want but have no choice and it's really not a big deal, just coincides with ankle pain which has improved as the day has progressed! Therefore, it's best after bringing home her paperwork to relax and sleep early!

Progress as of today: -2.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/02/2019:
Leave the exercise option open and do a self-check when you get home. If you do get started, you'll know right away if you're meant to keep going or if you're meant to rest.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/02/2019:
that's good advice, thank you - i can always decide later and not stress right now is right!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/02/2019:
pretty much i've decided i'll take it easy tonight :) just foam roll / self massage and get to bed early. :)

legcramps on 07/02/2019:
My body is pretty sore today too, and I think it's really important to listen when our bodies are trying to tell us something. Time to recover!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/02/2019:
if anything, i'll do upper body work and skip the legs portion...but yes, i've been needed to rest since last week.

BearCountryGG on 07/02/2019:
Bummer...and just when you thought you left homework behind when you graduated.....did she go on vacation and want you to spend your day off doing her work???

horn_of_plenty on 07/02/2019:
I just have to carry a lot of heavy papers home for her to give her sometime over the weekend she has to get them from me ;) they are just heavy lol but she gets to pick them up from me and do allll the work ;)

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Jul 01, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

Home kombucha 50

Breakfast wrap and egg 200, seasonings, 1/4 lg avo 100, coffee 50. 350.

snacks: TBD either bar or almonds 100 / 2 really tasty fresh oreos 110

Lunch: 1 medium cured pork sausage300-350, my cooked veggies 100 tops, 1/4 lg avocado100, decided to have chips 150...maybe no carbs more than that - trying to change it up today - plus, i am not exercising tonight so carbs / extra energy are not on my mind as much...if that makes sense. trying to watch calories these 3 days (only a 3 day workweek for me!) total here: 700, balanced.

3:15pm snack: chocolate 60, coffee with very little almond milk, later almonds 100

Dinner: TBD - i have food at home so no matter what i have, i do not have to spend any money on food this short work week.dinner was more like dessert - it was a protein muffin in a HORRIBLE flavor and the yogurt wasn't good either. strawberries were OK. and one of my protein cookie dough balls from the freezer. dinner was filling but blande.

2050 cal.

2050 3 day avg too.


Tonight i'm planning on going home early and no extra exercise after work as my ankle and left leg have been tight since last week due to overuse. it seems to already be healing and feeling better and the pain is not too much.  I just have to watch it. 

Progress as of today: -2.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/02/2019:
Good calories (although that's too bad about dinner), good calories average, and good to get some rest.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/02/2019:
yes, these past two weeks my calorie averages are a little bit better. i can tell the difference as i start to feel more comfortable in my clothes after a few weeks of 2050 cals. i have yet to get a whole week at that, but, knowing what you are eating - my ability to track - helps me GREATLY.

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jun 30, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

Breakfast oatmeal 150, almond milk 20, yogurt 80, stevia and cinnamon, iced coffee 40...

morning strength workout - snacking on strawberries 100, aminos drinks, on whipped cream chocolate chip desserts I made 100, choc protein nut butter 100, more nut butter 100

Late 1:30 lunch crackers and veggies 150, wrap and avocado 230, whole small cured pork sausage 300? 700 tops 

1400 good balance 

iced coffee blueberries 250


protein bites that I made 250, apple 100, half a leftover sf cake 100. 450


2day 2050 ! Good!



i might be replacing my laptop soon - the screen doesn’t light up - yesterday was good but today it didn’t light up. It was an HP and 4.5 years old. My previous Toshiba lasted 3 years. Both were cheap models so I guess I got what I paid for. Instead of paying in pull for my next device, I may choose to finance it in some way or just use my credit card and pay it off little by  little ...

Progress as of today: -2.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/30/2019:
I had an Acer and it lasted about 5 years as well. I think you actually got a great deal. Sad to say but these things aren't really meant to last that long. Technology upgrades so quickly that it's hard to keep up.

horn_of_plenty on 06/30/2019:
I prob could have saved my laptop before this one bc I realize I think it was probably the screen for that one too :( wish I realized it then !

Glad I didn’t have to spend big bucks and only $110 for screen - it’s still at the shop till Wednesday when the screen comes in

BearCountryGG on 06/30/2019:
I'm using an acer right now too...I've had others ( toshiba, HP, Gateway...etc..) and they all last about that long too.....I usually baby them along for swhile if I can...and then finally get disgusted and buy a new one.....

horn_of_plenty on 06/30/2019:
For me it seems the screens all die! I learned it’s easy to replace them :) and cheaper than getting a new one ! Wish I knew that with my previous laptop before I bought this HP !

happy-1 on 06/30/2019:
mac powerbook

horn_of_plenty on 06/30/2019:
For the future :)

happy-1 on 06/30/2019:
and if you are just doing email/web/movies... go cheap as possible.


horn_of_plenty on 06/30/2019:
You are right to go cheap! I did good with the last two ones - just have to replace the screen now :) so glad !

happy-1 on 06/30/2019:
There is nothing on the market right now worth spending over $500.

horn_of_plenty on 06/30/2019:
Right !

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jun 29, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

Good Morning,Happy Saturday off work for i think everyone here...except Legs who is doing some gym training for some folks - but that's active work and healthy and fun for her :) I'm proud of you, Legs.  You continue to inspire me to schedule in more fitness and plan better to achieve bigger fitness goals. :)

9am breakfast: oatmeal 150 with a little saffron just in one spot to soak it in and quickly eat that bite!, stevia / cinnamon with almond milk 20, yogurt 80, iced coffee 40. total  300

11-12pm snacks: blackberries 100, couple candies 50

then went to get my hair colored dark and cut - i'll be dying my hair at home for now on to save my $ and time :)

3pm late lunch, healhy: small piece of turkey 100, the rest of yesterday's mashed cauliflower (seems very heavy due to lots of either cheese / cream added but also very filling and tasty!) 300, salad and leftover grilled veggies 100. everything so tasty & filling. 500. Cake low sugar thing very good 100

wine 150

mcdonalds 750

2000 total :)





I'm basically dying my hair back to brown today. maybe very subtle highlights almost like the brown it is because i've decided to save both  my TIME and my MONEY and dye my hair at home going forward, except maybe once in a while getting SUBTLE brown highlights on my dark brown hair. I prefer to not have this expense on both my weekend TIME and my budget anymore :) and also, when fitting in fitness, sitting going over to the next town with lots of traffic and parking problems and then getting my hair done as a weekend activity doesn't really coincide with fitness plans very well. so, it's off my list of activities for this year. if i am keen on court officer stuff, and my schedule is "busy," there's no need to be scheduling in more hair appts. I'm simply going back to basics.  this prob also has to do with the dermatologist visit and in my head i'm just trying to get to my goals, and stop getting distracted by anything / everything. highlighting the hair is an example of something that is "fun and playful and games," and it's just wasting my precious time, money, energy. i'll still have to touch up the few grays at home, but with store-bought dye. and that'll be just fine!

so,today i'm cooking. probably ladder in a bit after i set up the veggies in the slow cooker - doing hair.

later, Ricky and I are going to another FREE, community event. this one is awesome ! It's a walking tour of Downtown Flushing Chinatown neighborhood.!!! it's actually where i'm going for my hair at 1pm! so, i'm going there twice today. it's very local - like a neighborhood away. and i am super happy about a walking tour - HELLO FITNESS! :) and it's free. 6pm is when it starts.

Progress as of today: -2.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/29/2019:
Count me in as one of those DD'ers really happy not to be at work today! Your plans for today sound like a really nice day to spend a Saturday.

I enjoyed reading about your thoughts on your hair. That must sound weird, right? But I like the "back to basics" and the desire to become more focused on what you want for yourself, and not to be distracted by the stuff that's not helping you in the direction you want to go at this time.

(That's not a diss against anyone who has their hair done or nails or anything like that. Those things can be self-nurturing, fun, relaxing, uplifting -- to try and do, too. I hope anyone that reads this can see what I'm trying to say.)

horn_of_plenty on 06/30/2019:
I can’t believe that I stopped the highlights as soon as I did - just like a year of highlights after other coloring attempts the year before! But it’s such a waste of my time and money. Plus this stylist doesn’t cut short hair very well so I’m really glad to be done with him! Plus he always changed the price on me and this time he actually lowered it at last minute but such stupidity! Glad to not be going there ever again :)

happy-1 on 06/29/2019:
I like the new cool tones from Loreal Excellence. Trying this one next week... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0185LCA0I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

horn_of_plenty on 06/30/2019:
Thank you for the advice ! I def need it bc I will def be doing my hair at home from now on :)

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