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Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Feb 07, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Kombucha, not much, 50 cal but really not even that much :)

Breakfast: wrap 60, half avocado 160, 2 thin slices salami 40, smoked salt and pepper. matcha and milk, stevia, 50. 310...and some really taste cake from Ukraine that is very dry like a merangue and amazing with a few nuts. it's called Kiev, like the place it's from in Ukraine. 100-150. the cake looks like this, but no chocolate topping, it was all white/light color with small hazelnuts, photo here.  it's like a fancy merangue cookie with some hazelnut frosting. amazing.


Snack: have one of those new Quest Hero bars that i ike a lot and are surprisingly just under 200 cal. highly recommend this protein bar. but it does cause more gas, this bar...something to keep in mind, a little bit.

Lunch: from home, same as all week which is veggies with a little pesto (smaller serving) and tofu (also smaller serving). total here: 400., tomatoes 50. 450..

snacks: clementine very ripe 50, pitachios 150, chocolate 100. 300.

Dinner: yogurt and cranberries 200, spread 150 and crackers 170. 520...and more crackers. 600


6day 2086

no exercise tonight i've decided to keep the resting and sleep early....at least i did the cardio all week. 

Planning to take maybe the slow local train home (based on how crowed the express train is)...because i am enjoying this book and just want to relax...outta the office, away from the computer.


I'll get a really good exercise session in Saturday, to get a  head start on the exercise and not have to wait until Sunday since i will not be working out at all this week...really may change my mind though, I"M THINKING TO EXERCISE TONIGHT! :) 

If i can continue to feel better as the day goes on...

Last night i slept thru the night but my nose was clogged in the morning and the back of my throat was a bit mucosy...but now all better...i am sleeping lots of really don't wanna skip tonight's workout. 

Once again, it's how i feel...really not in the mood to keep skipping. but working out when sick is also not a good idea...

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

legcramps on 02/07/2019:
That cake does sound delicious!

I hear you about maybe changing your mind about exercising tonight; I am doing the same thing right now. I think we must be in the same boat - clogged sinuses is where it's at LOL.

Hope you're feeling better soon!

horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2019:
yeah...do you think we should both cool it and wait until the weekend?? I'm def on the mend but still with a cold, for sure.

horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2019:
yeah, i'm still taking this night off to relax.

i figure it'll be good to get to bed early again and just end the week on a strong note.

horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2019:
it's been a real struggle to maintain using the same weights and not lighter ones since December it's been a challenge, but i guess i'll just work on it like i always do...and things will get better as Spring arrives :)

at least i was looking super in Miami and got all the photos i could ever want of myself then :-) ....things will improve for both of us when Spring arrives.

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Feb 06, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Kombucha 60

Breakfast: wrap 60, 1/2 avocado 150, 2 thin salami slices 50, smoked salt. Matcha with milk 50. chocolate. 40.

10am almonds 90

11am atkins chocolate covered coconut bar, my favorite still. approx 200

Snacks - had them at lunch and lunch will be later at like 2 or 3pm: I will eat my grapefuit 100- coworker not here and a slow day so i'll have time to peel it and eat it thru the afternoon :); almonds 100 

2pm Lunch: healthy from home: leftover veggies more along the lines of peas/beans/corn bigger serving at least a cup 200, and tofu 150 (more than one serving) and some pesto 100? to cover the poor flavor of the veggies. approx 500 and really healthy.

3pm snack 1 milky way dark 50 smallest size

4pm 100 cal salted almonds, yum.

 1550...until home :) 

Dinner: still light - hankering for cooked cranberries (maybe half a package) 100 and yogurt..decided on a full meal for dinner 600.

2150 healthy Cals today and the 3mi walk home :)

no real exercise besides my commute and possible walking at lunch. - walked at commute and lunch....starting to consider walking after work for part of the commute...and buying a decaf coffee to enjoy on the walk :) yeah.....starting to feel a little bit better and prefer to move around than be sitting all commute...i'll update to say if i've done part of the commute long walk from subway...air isn't too cold out, like 40F, which is why i'm not wanting to stop the fitness completely, plus it burns calories!



Thankfully, I was able to sleep deeply thru the night and would have kept sleeping if not for my alarm!  I'm gald i didn't wake up like the night before to blow my nose for an hour. Still, i am sick and realize i will not be doing any exercise yet and allowing myself instead to sleep early again tonight so i can get rid of this cold.  I took a better medicine last night to counteract the sneezing and runny nose which weren't symptoms the other medicine was covering the night before - oops!  At least i'm on the right track now!

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

Donkey on 02/06/2019:
I had cooked cranberries tonight as well! I think they helped top off the meal since they are "sweet" (even though mine are sugar free).

horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2019:
very sweet i make them...and of course mine of sugar free too :)

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Feb 05, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

2am: plant tonic drinks. really good and healthy 50. 

6:30am kombucha 100

Breakfast: wrap 60, 1/2 avocado (focusing on adding enough health into meals right now) 150, 2 thin salami slices 50, smoked salt and pepper. 260. coworker gave me a bag of matcha powder to make teas. I'll be using this instead of coffee until i finish the bag. with stevia and milk :) 50. 310, one chocolate 50., and another matcha with milk 50.

snack: very tasty strawberry granola pure protein bar breakfast square. so good.! 200

lunch: healthy, from home: tofu 150, veggies 150, pesto 150, salt and vinegar chips 200. 650.

snack: grapefruit that needs eating!; almonds: 100

Dinner: will be lighter side and bed early - some tofu but not too much 50?, 1/4 cauliflower crust 50, ginger drink 20, other plant drink 30...feel like i'm forgetting something? what did i miss writing here?..250 tops, it seems. also popcorn chips.

1800 :) 

4 day: 2080 per day. EXCELLENT.


Glad i had cold meds for daytime and nightime in my apt and i was able to use them as soon as i felt sick yesterday...makes the healing process easier.


 Had trouble sleeping due to a cold and blowing my nose all night... I really didn't think i'd wake up Monday with a cold since i slept so much on weekend (although didn't sleep great last week). i guess so many factors play in when you get sick!  at least for now it's only a cold. no workout Tonight, that's for sure.

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

Donkey on 02/05/2019:
I hope you feel better soon. Please focus on that until you get rid of the congestion. Please try to stay warm. I feel like breathing in the cold air makes things worse. (That's probably not true, now that I think about it.)

horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2019:
YES, this is the same way i got sick last year. After a week of the drastically cold "tundra" weather, i got sick. Last year it was early January. So i'm glad this year i made it to February before getting sick at all. So i guess Florida was worth it for that!

Yeah, not doing a workout tonight, it would be very stupid as i'm sick and i know, from experience, it makes things worse :(

thank you for the tips.

today it's going to be 60F in New York!

Donkey on 02/05/2019:
Um... We're getting icy mix tonight, with a winter weather advisory issued. I think Wednesday is a high of 7F. "F" is right - and I ain't talkin' Fahrenheit!

horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2019:
lol, yeah, we haven't had to deal with the prolonged tundra temps like you in Chicago. you have my blessings ! keep on, it's been very difficult for you Chicago folks! i know it!

Maria7 on 02/05/2019:
Hope you feel better. Take good care of yourself.

horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2019:
thank you - definitely realizing i need to stay away from working out and conserve my energy to fight the cold :)

legcramps on 02/05/2019:
Take it easy and feel better soon!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2019:
thank you, def no gym / workout for me.

SilverySparkles on 02/05/2019:
What brand of kombucha do you like best?

Horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2019:
I like several.

One brand is always on sale, in dark brown bottles by me, called Kevita Kombucha. I like the price. it has stevia and is super flavorful, but also has caffeine.

I have always loved Synergy brand / GT's kombucha brand. they have so many flavors and definitely watch the sugar in them. this brand is probably the most natural of them all and been around one of the longest.

those above are my two favorites and to stop the boredom i do try other brands when i can. some other brands are just overpriced so i don't try them as often.

I also like Dr. Brew flavors, but, the top doesn't seal back on so if you don't finish the drink in one sitting is gets annoying to seal it tightly again in the fridge!

SilverySparkles on 02/05/2019:
There is so much flu going around here now that the hospitals are limiting visitors.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2019:
yeah, people are now getting sick after the tundra cold!

thinkpositive on 02/05/2019:
Your food always sounds super healthy. Hope your cold symptoms go away so you can have a peaceful sleep.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2019:
thanks, Think! :)

i like to mix it up but still enjoy the "forbidden foods" in moderation for sure :)

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Feb 04, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Kombucha 50

Breakfast: wrap 60, 1/4 large avocado 100, egg 80, salt, 1 slice salami 20, coffee 50, 3 milky way minis 120. total here: 450.

10am almonds 50

snack: TBD, prob protein bar. bhu fit tasty apple cinnamon and nutmeg bar pretty natural 200

lunch: leftovers, tasty: tofu 150, veggies (lima beans, peas, carrots, corn 250?) with pesto sauce 150. clementine 50. 600

snacks: i have these too ripe fruits with me, a grapefruit and a clementine. i'll eat them both this afternoon; grapefruit 100, almonds 50, 2 cough drops 50.

Decaf coffee on walk - did most of it but used the bus towards the end )

Light dinner toight and early bed.6oz blackberries around 100, protein bar 230, and unsweetened almond milk with pumpkin pie spice and stevia. around 350, perfect.

1950, execellent. took some liquid cold medicine, bed soon :) around 8-8:30pm.

3day: 2166, much better.


Exercise Thoughts based on how i am feeling later today and tomorrow:

I have a cold with irritation in my throat and sneezing / minor congestion.

Looking to nip it in the bud so i can continue with weight training tomorrow night...if i am feeling at all sicker or even still with this cold, i will have to skip the exercise tomororw night...And take a day off this week to rest and get this cold out of the way.

If i feel ok tonight, i'll still do the hour walk home from the subway because temps have warmed and i haven't done any walking / cardio since Friday...this i plan to keep in the mix for tonight.

The worst is trying to stay on top of fitness but getting sicker. Then in the end, you end up missing more gym and being more sick - so trying to make good, MODERATE choices.


Woke up with a cold, but, was eager for some reason to get outta bed and i did a quick cleaning of my shower / tub and bathroom sink before i showered and got ready for the day!!!! success! it feels SO GOOD to have cleaned it!  It was on the backburner too long and I feel so much better now having it cleaned for the next month or so, lol. 

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

legcramps on 02/04/2019:
Don't be like me and continue working out when you really should be resting instead. I know it's hard, but you won't lose any fitness by taking an extra rest day this week.

And now, I should listen to my own advice LOL

horn_of_plenty on 02/04/2019:
thank you for giving me the extra push to rest. If i still have a cold, i'm not exercising. seems colds may last a week :( if i have to take a week off, i guess i have to.

SilverySparkles on 02/04/2019:
Love pesto.

horn_of_plenty on 02/04/2019:
Def makes badly cooked veggies into something wonderful and I don’t use a ton as calories do add up quickly ! But it’s such great flavor !!!

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Feb 03, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Good Morning! Up by 7am but in bed around 10pm. nice sleep for me!!

Breakfast: Onyxorgum cold cereal 2 cups 240, with craisins 130, and almond milk 300, stevia and cinnamon. total here: 400. Protein bar 220 (wasn't great) and an iced coffee 50.

10:30 - 11am snacks - half cauliflower crust 90 with good serving of parm pesto 100. 200; no cal drinks...hamster cage is done, some cleaning done, next is some reading. i always have trouble focusing on reading at home since i do it so well now on my commutes, but this Colin Powell Autobiograhy is sooo long (over 600 pages) that i'm having trouble even reaching page 300 and i want to get onto a another book sometime soon (by the end of this month!) :) his book is great, highly recommend! 80 cal drink and cauliflower crust 80

noon: wrap 90 with 1/4 lg avocado 100, salt/pepper, 1/2 can sardines 80. 270, apple 100.

before gym and at gym: 400 healthy ones 

dinner after gym: veggies with pesto  = perfect 200, and a small wrap with 1/2 can sardines, mustard and ketchup 200. 400. and a small snack of half a low cal bread. 60.

2150 :)

2day 2270/day


Really not too much in store today besides:

 putting my laundry away - DONE :),

cleaning the hamster cage - DONE :),

quick cleaning of bathtub (maybe), - not sure this will happen today. - NEXT WEEKEND or maybe Wednesday night.

reading..a little bit, yes.

and going OUT to the gym...success!

I was thinking to do some outdoor cardio, also, but changed my mind as i'm feeling a bit tired and will just rest most of today.

Today's only focus is the gym.

I'm going to plan for gym as my afternoon plan, shortly after lunch, around 1:00pm i 'll go so that i can come back early tonight from there and get to bed early again = good start to this week!

No cardio today. Another rest day with cardio happening tomorrow after work, my typical hour (3mi) walk home. :-P and it'll be much warmer :)

Also, i'm going to "plan" my meals for the week better by making all my wraps TODAY for breakfasts and also thinking about my lunches.  I have to throw some food out today because i had too much laying around last week and didn't finish it all (poor planning but also several unplanned coworker/date/meeting lunches at work - 3 to be exact out of the 5 days so food got wasted of my own since they all involved eating what was catered or going out to a restaurant which was enjoyable, no doubt!).


So the 46yo Jason that i've been on two lunch dates with - they've both gone well, but, it seems he's very preoccupied on weekends and doesn't text at all. It's kinda actually a good thing, although it bothers me, because i'm still getting acclimated myself after this trip.  I am not even going to superbowl with friends bc my bigger priority is for an excellent workout session and without having to rush from that to them (they live like 45 min away so it's not so easy to just go!).  So, it's good he's not texting as i am preoccupied too, but, anyhow, it's nice to get a text and i wonder if he's thinking of me at all...or if he's interested to date again. Of course, i would date again as it's a great experience and he's a nice guy.  I'd get to know him more.  I don't think it'd ever become serious with him, though.

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

Donkey on 02/03/2019:
What brand of onyx sorgum cereal are you using? Grain Berry? Kashi?

I kind of like that you're focused on getting a great gym workout today. That just sounds really ... IDK... inspirational.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/03/2019:
Grain Berry! i was craving carbs this AM and thought i had Fiber one but none left! The Onyxorgum is similiar calories anyways per cup.

thanks for the positive energy :) the gym actually worked out really well, saw many "regulars" that have been there for YEARS!

SilverySparkles on 02/03/2019:
Good day for laundry here too.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/03/2019:
love it when all clothes are clean!

legcramps on 02/04/2019:
I hate doing laundry, but I love everything being clean so it's a 'suck and it up and do it' kind of task for me :)

One of the things I was and am still really grateful for with BF, is we always text each other good morning. Nothing wrong with sending him one text over the weekend to let him know you are thinking of him! In my opinion, whether one is preoccupied or not - taking a few seconds to text or connect with someone you're interested in or dating - should be something you (or he) wouldn't have a problem taking the time to do.

horn_of_plenty on 02/04/2019:
yes, laundry is the same way for me. each week, i suck it up and do it. many times i do it early in the weekend so it's done and not looming over my head as a task that i know i have to do and just procrastinating towards doing.

yeah, i'm wondering what has him so preoccupied on the weekend. and he hasn't texted me today - i'm thinking it wasn't a match meant to be at all. :) which is sooo totally ok :)

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 02, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0


9am Light Breakfast: 6 oz blackberries 80 and the rest of a no calorie amino acid drink Bang - no caffeine cotton candy flavor. :)  - chocolate 50

10:30am veggies not the best quality precooked at supermarket but very inexpensive - I’ll put a save in them - maybe some Indian if I swing by to get it later 100, wrap 120, egg 80, salami 50, mustard ..small fruit chew and iced coffee at home - gonna read and relax and forget about chores like laundry and buying kombucha. Rest day right now.

Noon almond joy and seltzer 100, ice cream 100

3pm meal before driving to parent's to see them, sister and her hubby and baby, full meal: heated up cauliflower crust 200, with half avocado 160 and some pesto sauce 100. total here: 450 in tasty health. and one salami 20. 500. and a fancy low cal drink.

Cookie 200, taco shells 200, meat 250, avocado 100, oil 50, beans 100, veggies 200. 1100

2400...oops !!

i thought i'd be more around 2250-2300...but didn't really watch close enough. at least the food was tasty and mostly in moderation.



ok by noon and after my shower I am feeling better :) laundry is in the washers and I am still reading. Will run a few errands when laundry is drying to pick up kombucha and drop off one of my winter jackets to be fixed and buy Stamps :)




Slept in till around 9am, may go back to bed after a snack :) not rushing thru this weekend, just minimal tasks & i'm happy...today i'm going to see my parents and my sister/husband and the baby. so, that's the big event. no super bowl party as today is the social activity and tomorrow is laundry and gym...less is more this weekend! 

I do need to pick up some kombucha this weekend though. 

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

Donkey on 02/02/2019:
Not watching the Superbowl this year. Just feel like the whole thing is a fraud, and I'm so sick of Tom Brady. Not even the commercials or half-time show can entice me this year.

Oh enjoy the new baby today!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/03/2019:
New baby was very cute....yup, no superbowl this year!

Maria7 on 02/03/2019:
Hope you had good day. What kind of ice cream do you like that is 100 calories?

Horn_of_plenty on 02/03/2019:
there are 3 kinds i like that are around 100 cal per half cup:


Halo Top

And a new one, called...

Horn_of_plenty on 02/03/2019:
Last brand i like is called Chilly Cow. Very nice flavors and one whole container only contains a cup instead of 2 cups...so it's easier to stay within calories...because the containers are half the size of a pint.

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 01, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Kombucha 50

Big Wrap Breakfast: wrap 120, 1/2 a nicely ripened avocado (must be a couple more as the health benefits are so vast and important especially right now with Winter!) 160, egg 70, 1 pc salami 20, coffee 50. 420.

Snack: bar of some sort...200...soooo good the new Quest Hero ! Blueberry cobbler. very nice consistancy like a dessert.

Lunch:  550 very balanced, even some feta cheese, salad, grilled shrimp, some bread. olives. good stuff,

later 4 mentos candies 40, almonds 60 (pretty good date)

Dinner: I have so many leftovers still, i defrosted a veggie soup i made on Sunday and STILL haven't tried it...that's for tonight...coworker also gave me a dinner i might have tonight...or save for Monday's lunch!   apple 100, Onyxorgum cereal with cinnamon and stevia in almond milk 250. quest protein bar 200. 550.

1900, good!

7 day: 2110, VERY GOOD AVERAGE :) good for weight maintenance.

Probably early to bed and sleep most of tomorrow morning as my sleep hasn't been enough & i don't want to be getting sick. I may take a sleeping pill to knock out, as i've been doing it seems weekly...yup took it :)



Prepared today to do the walk home in the 20F weather, i brought in my bag two packages both of the hand warmers and foot warmers. Those pads you stick in your gloves and shoes that last like 8 hours.  I'll be using them for my hour walk home tonight :) As i DO want to get the long walk in. Hving those warmers, the walk shouldn't be very difficult tonight at all. :)  If i didn't have the warmers, there's little chance i'd opt to walk 3mi in the 20F weather after work today.

Also today, I'm meetng that man for a lunch date again. His name is Jason. He's 46 and i'm 36. I want to defitely know how many kids he has, if it's more than the two i know of. And their names.

lunch date, i want to either order a salad somewhere OR go to buffet again (since it'll be like 18 degrees, i can sorta forecase that we'll do the same thing as last week - but this time he's paying for drinks (at a buffet where there's no free water) and i will not take waters out from work for him and myself lol)....although, if it weren't a date, i totally would do it again bc that's me...REALLY FRUGAL.

Also for the lunch date, i have a pimple on my chin so i did bring makeup to apply before we meet, later. 

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

legcramps on 02/01/2019:
Egads, that's going to be a cold walk home later! But with your hand and foot warmers, at least you'll be toasty there :)

Sounds like a lovely lunch date :) and I would probably be frugal with the water too! Actually, I probably wouldn't even go to a restaurant that doesn't serve free water, but that's partly because there's no such thing where I live 8D

My BF has FOUR kids! He was a busy boy back in the day!!! LOL

Donkey on 02/02/2019:
Did you get to bed early as planned? I went to bed SO late last night, and yet managed to be only 10 minutes short of my daily sleep goal, waking up at my normal time.

Glad you had a nice date :)

Horn_of_plenty on 02/02/2019:
yeah, i was in bed well before 9pm and def got around 12 hours of sound sleeping. didn't even need to go back to bed / sleep more after that :) feeling great today.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/02/2019:
and i did the hour walk with foot and hand warmers. did the trick :) amazing how it works and makes you feel a bit warmer on the extremities that are usually freezing.

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jan 31, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Kombucha 50

Breakfast wrap 120, half avocado (craving the higher fat and health benefits right now) 160, egg 70, pepperoni 50, coffee 50. total here: 450.

snack: def a bar ...i have a LOT of interesting new flavors and brands i picked up last night at Duane Reade pharmacy before taking transportation home :) treated myself ;) haha :) New type of Quest Bar, called QUEST HERO. 200.

Lunch: more leftovers from both yesterday and today :) i think i forgot the meat part...but i do have a beef jerky :) so we're good...600 very large volume and healthy / balanced with really tasty things and coworker gave me pinapple...but this lunch truly upset my stomach...thankful to go home early and use the bathroom

snacks: snickers really small piece and lifesavers 50, another bite size snickers 50

On my way home: coffee (to go cup from work!)  and a snack bar - prob the last of my not so great brown rice krispie treats: it was so cold so i just went straight home - after stopping by a supermarket for some coconut water that's $1 per large can. protein / superfoods bar 260 and coffee 40. 300.

during workout: coconut water or i'll pick up bananas, not sure which....!!....must do this at lunch i'll get a banana?...so far clementines and cooked cranberries 100, coconut water 2 large cups 150, large apple 100

after workout: TBD...bar, 250.

2300 total

6day: 2145, good.

workout took around 3 hours but i did some cleaning during it, so that's good...wasn't an uninterrupted workout, seems better this way, actually.


 leaving work early at 4pm...because i stayed late yesterday (no OT payments anymore)...WORKOUT TONIGHT :) and i'll end early since i'm starting it early!!!

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

legcramps on 01/31/2019:
Sounds like a great day! Hope you got your workout in; I had a hard time with mine yesterday - my calves are super sore from a brick workout I did a couple days ago!

horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2019:
i've been extremely tired, i think bc my lunch was too big volume. has me so sleepy all afternoon...but i'll feel better once i am outta the office.

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jan 30, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Kombucha 50

Breakfast: wrap 120, half avocado 160, 1 pc salami 20, egg 80, smoked salt: 380, coffee 50. approx 450.

snack: Pure Protein Blueberry Breakfast Bar = AMAZING taste. 200 - may order these on Amazon.

650 lunch, - we went out to lunch and i found GREAT options in terms of cooked veggies!..even some white rice...and some pork!

4pm almonds 100

6:30pm late to leave office, so i had some almonds for a good (and not hungry!) commute home :) 100

Satisfying 8pm full dinner, on the very healthy side: wrap 120, half avocado 160, pepperoni 50 (not much) and egg white 20, 350...and an apple bigger side 100. so, 450-500., large tea :)

2050 today, really excellent. I got home around 7:45pm and prob bed around 9pm.  Feeling good & thinking i'll leave work early tomorrow since i stayed till just after 6pm today...i plan to leave at 4pm instead of 5pm tomorrow which will also make it easier to do my home workout tomorrow night!

5day avg: 2114, good.

and relaxing with a nice face mask after i washed my face :) a wonderful night, pleasantly home warming up!


Workout ended after 10pm last night but it was more focused than my other few preceeding it at home. so, i'll just keep on!  I'm glad i did it. Tonight, the goal is just to catch up on some sleep. I'll probably be in bed by latest 8pm. :)

Thank you to Donkey for your help regarding my situation with this new man - I feel so much better already. 

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

legcramps on 01/30/2019:
I read your last post, and I agree with Donkey as well :)

My BF has been married, has children, has had many different experiences and is also older than I am. At the end of the day, we just really like to spend time together, and that's all it needs to be about, really. Take it one day at a time, get to know each other, and the rest will just...happen, as it should.

horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2019:
thanks for the good advice...yeah, he's not texting all day long :) i definitely notice it now. just standard times like morning, or afternoon. but not all day long...better for him - less distraction at work !

legcramps on 01/30/2019:
Oh, AND, I obsessed over the whole texting thing too! Like, WHY can't he just reply right now?! Turned out, not everyone has their phone glued to their palm the way I do ;)

horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2019:
yeah, it must be the "decade" gap or so between us and them! :) ....thank you for this kind advice, will reply more later too.

Donkey on 01/30/2019:
You are welcome!

I need to catch up on sleep, too. Past 2 days have been increased caloric output, not enough sleep input.

horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2019:
same here, tonight i leave an hour early...to get this workout on...omg....i should have been gone 5min ago!

Donkey on 01/30/2019:
It is 6:28p here and after I finish here, I am getting ready for bed. As soon as phone & FitBit are charged, good night!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/30/2019:
gonna catch up with you and legs above soon...just saying, i walked home in approx 10F with high winds...and almost froze after 10minutes! it was icy out as it snowed for like an hour, so, just ice and salted roads and high winds. holy cold! i cannot even imagine walking in chicago temps!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/30/2019:
sweet dreams, J donk!

happy-1 on 01/31/2019:
Mmmm skincare. Best non-food reward.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2019:
yeah, these masks were on sale, $1 from Victoria's Secret, i was in florida when i bought like 20 of them. I wish to find them again on sale, maybe online, I'd totally invest in like 100 of them to last over a year.

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jan 29, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

so, if i really wanna date this 46 year old guy, or at least seem like a woman and not a little girl to him, i must try harder to control my actions in a more positive way. too many texts and expecting him to reply right back = i'll fail before i even have lunch again with him this friday....we are def in two different places in our lives right now, so, just something that's very apparent right now. plus, he def has two kids...now i wonder if any more? no clue what to discuss friday with him, but, that's a good start....if friday even happens. starting to be sick over this man because it's showing me how different our stages of life are even though it's only a 10 year difference.  and he seems really comfortable and able to text back and just happy when it's convenient for him but i'm sorta silently suffering right now of my OWN DOING because first i'm not used to dating and secondly i'm def not used to dating older men!

i see i have several options and/or maybe 2 & 3 mixed together...why not.

1- cancel friday since he gets me very anxious / nervous (not sure if good or bad)

2- just stop texting him unless he texts me till then (kinda like i'm playing a game, but i have, HAVE,...MUST learn patience in texting

3- speak to him about it...this being new to me...i just might have to..it's gonna come out i just will not be able to stop it...i'll just have to bring up we are different places. sorry. not gonna feel comfortable till i do.



kombucha but didn't work bc i ate a larger volume meal late at night...and it's the only large volume as of late so digestive system is a bit slow.. 50

breakfast: wrap 120, cream cheese 100, lox 80. 300 and coffee 50.

Snack: bar, not that good, but different. 230. cookies and cream flavor but colors weird. 

Noon almonds, all healthy.

2pm Lunch: leftovers from work, free, premade salad mostly chicken/chips/avocado and some of my tofu. 600?

4pm snacks roasted salted almonds and half large orange, around 150 saying., teas with stevia hot at work

7pm pre workout: large apple, fiber one chocolate chip cookie 250 total here, then peanut butter 100 and an iced coffee all at home 50. 400

during workout: large coconut water, 170

After workout: TBD atkins coconut bar 170 :)

2300 :)

4day: 2130

there was traffic getting home and i took a late train so home just before 7pm...just relaxing before starting up a workout.


I fixed phone thankfully and got it to show my typical phone number again and not the new temp #, so, just a workout tonight and no stopping at the T Mobile phone store...i can do this!



Since i got up today i've been rather tired almost to the point of feeling under the weather...even with slight body aches...I may have to skip out on a workout tonight...although, i'm NOT sick yet, so, maybe i'll just push thrrough?

just my throat remains a bit "prickly" and slight body aches. no fever or cough. just very tired.


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

Donkey on 01/29/2019:
I'd talk to him about the texting thing, but not too much. Some folks aren't big on the whole texting thing. I find this so true at my job, except the other way around. Unfortunately, I do not have an office cell office and I refuse to use my personal phone. So you either have to answer my calls or check your emails every day.

Anyway, just see what his take on texting is and then pull way back on your expectations. Like some of my clients, he might prefer to call/talk.

Give this a chance. Please don't blow that might have possibilities for YOU just because of a miscommunication.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/29/2019:
good advice, thank you.

also, i just know he's had a lot of experiences i haven't had - a previous marriage, kids..a career...

so i'm not sure if it's worth even pursuing since what can he see in me aside from youth?

however, it would be good to just delve into it - and realizing at this moment that i shouldn't stress it - just as he's not stressing it. to be me. and not really care too much about this rest of it. i suddenly feel so much better after writing this last part to you!

i think i've figured it out a little bit.

that if it's not meant to be, it's not meant to be. and to not give it any more thoughts right now, especially any negative ones :)

Donkey on 01/30/2019:
^^ Yes, this 100%. See you figured it out all by yourself. Just relax and enjoy the company. Live in the moment with this.

I'm not sure what your hesitation is with the age difference, because Ricky was much older than 10 years' difference, wasn't he?

I wouldn't let the fact that this guy (I'll call him Red) has had more experiences -- or should I say, different experiences -- in life than you have. Who is to say where YOU will be in 10 years? Ya know, we're all on a journey in this life, and what's nice about forming relationships with other people -- like even here! -- is that you get to hear about other people's adventures on their life-trip: what they've learned, what they've seen and done. IDK, I think it's kind of exciting, myself.

You've got this - now just enjoy :)

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