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horn_of_plenty - Saturday Aug 25, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Interesting thought: men really like my hair lately, seeing the dark roots and blonde ends. i get MANY compliments on it these past couple weekends!, especially when it's wet with gel! weird...but hey, i should take note of this and keep at it!...  haha ;) well, i am single...so, it makes sense i'd like to appeal to the opposite sex :)


Nice tasty breakfast: 2 fried egg whites 100, 1 fried egg 100, 2 Corn tortillas 100, with indian palak spread 150 (big serving), strawberries 50.  and so tasty. will also have some kombucha now 50. relaxing morning . 550.

PM snacks: coconut bar 200, fruit 50, blueberries 50

I  fell asleep an hour from 11:30-12:30 still tired though. but up and doing laundry and cleaning the hamster cage...will prob enjoy come coffee and a granola bar at home, before going to the party tonight, lol.

3:45pm carrot cake flavor granola bar yummmm, iced coffee 200...wow...and this "healthy" chocolate peanut butter cup of some sort. 50....

saturday: around 2300 i'll say. maybe less. food was great. filet minon and all the good stuff. even roasted veggies during cocktail hour. everything good.

I have now some cals to spare at the wedding - i may not drink at all, we'll see. but i did have my dessert for today, at 3:45 so i wont be too tempted at the wedding, lol, for the CAKE donkey. donkey, i will probably not take any photos, i am so sorry, i don't want to be seen taking any photos today or want to. i want no memories of this wedding.


Plans for today are pretty simple - cleaning - hung a new shower curtain liner, hamster cage, full loads of laundry including bath mats...later at 5pm i'll leave to drive to a wedding. i'm not getting my nails done, but will do them in clear if i feel like it... :)

I also did an errand of picking up some food / kmbucha for the next couple weeks - i'm already prepared for Monday now...tomorrow will be simply gym (possibly biking there) and going to a new beach for a Salsa festival afterwards. I feel so good with laundry and food shopping out of the way.

I'm glad i chose not to doll up completely for the wedding by getting a manicure and hair cut...would have been needless spending of $50. better to save than throw money out the Window right now because I'm still paying back my credit card on the following: roundtrip flights to Miami & Paris as well as an untimely car title fees. all worth it! 

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

Donkey on 08/25/2018:
Have a good time at the wedding!!!! Try to get a picture of the CAKE! (lol)

I applaud you for not going all $$ out for the wedding, as far as nails, hair, etc. Remember my niece-in-law's wedding in May? I thought I'd be going all out too. So glad I didn't - I did my own nails, had my hair pulled back (comfortably), and wore my most-comfortable best dress. I had a wonderful time (with the one exception of there not being any cake, of course).

Horn_of_plenty on 08/25/2018:
yeah, i realize that it's sooo not worth it right now - especially since i have nobody to take pictures with! i'm not close with anyone going, except my family. my sister isn't even going since she's stuck in the country Hungry with her husband bc of issues with her pregnancy...

so, why dress up so much if my parents don't even love facebook and i can't take photos either!? i will not be taking photos bc i don't want to appear photo hungry especially not being close to people or friends with them even on fb, i'll leave my camera mostly away if not totally away.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/25/2018:
instead, i'm trying to make light of this wedding, enjoy the other aspects of the weekend surrounding the wedding, and feel more relaxed as this month draws to a close. I have come to realize, especially after attending the bridal shower for this same couple, that this is not a very important date for me at all!!!! And that i have a lot of other things to focus on...

INTERESTINGLY, my sister and her husband can't make it....and now there's actually extra seats and i could have brought Ricky...do you think i was offered the opportunity to bring a guest....NO! not that i was expecting it, but, you see, it doesn't really matter if i were to go or not i see with this one....so i'll just go and deal with it for the night. i guess if i could go back in time, i'd just respond with not going? i don't know. i don't know why it bothers me so much?! they are old friends of the family. so i guess it brings up parts of me that i've changed and really don't wanna sit there as the "old me."

Horn_of_plenty on 08/25/2018:
but i did have my dessert for today, at 3:45 so i wont be too tempted at the wedding, lol, for the CAKE donkey. donkey, i will probably not take any photos, i am so sorry, i don't want to be seen taking any photos today or want to. i want no memories of this wedding.

BearCountryGG on 08/25/2018:
Have a nice time at the wedding...if nothing more...just people watch...at least your parents will be there.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/25/2018:
I am VERY thankful my dad, especially, will be there. My mom i cannot count on to talk with, as she will be more interested in talking to her friends, which is totally fine.

jasmine on 08/25/2018:
Enjoy the wedding and especially the meal!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/25/2018:
i wonder if the food will be good....i hope there's some veggies, if not, i'll order at least seltzer...i hope for an open bar, too, so i can order a mojito, if it's available, without the extra sugar in the glass...lol...we shall see, my expectations are totally over the top!

happy-1 on 08/26/2018:
Hood on you for not going all out for the wedding. spend your money on your own dream adventure!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Aug 24, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

8:30am-9:30am fruit and kombucha 100, wrap 80, egg 80, palak (spinach spread) big portion 150, lox 100 - 500 or so.

11am snacks: Kashi dark chocolate chip cookie 130, and soon to be coffee before bike & jog...totally going out to do an errand...skipping hamster cage probably till tomorrow LOL.

Healthy lunch avocado on corn tortillas 200 tops chicken small burger 100, fruit 100, balsamic veggie 150...550 1250

5:30 early healthy dinner 500

7:30pm snacks fruit and ice cream 400.

2150, good.

7 day is also 2150, fine by me!


friday - today i'm off. It's a day to enjoy. with exercise in later morning, after i clean the hamster cage and just clean up around this here a little bit. in Afternoon around 2, going to the US Open Tennis which happens to be only 15 minutes away, with R, since he's still not working. maybe drop off a camera later today for film development, a gift i'm doing for my coworker.

saturday - laundry is tomorrow along with any prep / shopping / cleaning up for the week ahead....and the WEDDING - only an hour or so away, got lucky on this.

sunday - fun with bike ride to and from gym and of course gym weights session. then off on a drive to go to a beach i'm never been in the Bronx where there will be Salsa live music. i cannot wait. hope to get some color. planning to wear a bathing suit although i'll be walking the boardwalk mostly in the afternoon with R!

food prep and stuff...a lot as been done already leading into this weekend. i did this purposely so as to not have to be out food shopping and stuff all weekend! :) i have a lot of prepared food i picked up during week and leftovers to sorta bring me thru most of this weekend so i can just focus on fiitness and fun.

for the wedding, i've decided i do not need a haircut and i also am not even doing my nails. i'll just go, enjoy as i can, leave when i feel like it. i don't have to waste my money on nails and stuff. i can do them clear, myself. and i also didn't need a haircut. saving money while i can - also, i will prob not take many pics at the wedding, another reason not to go totally nuts. :) i'll go nuts on a better opportunity!


nice and tasty breakfast with some good fats, protein and carbs. trying to be healthy thru the upcoming wedding tomorrow so that my skin stays decent which it has been after my breakouts starting clearing up since Sunday :) 

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/24/2018:
If it's a tan you are looking for....you do need to get on that...fall is coming...I've been wearing long pants all summer and I'm kind of sorry now...because my legs are shockingly white,...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 08/24/2018:
lol, no i'm not looking for a tan, just some sun :) sun on my skin :) but not for the purpose of a tan just to feel the summer before summer leaves once and for all!

Maria7 on 08/24/2018:
Hope you have been enjoying your day off today. Good plan regarding the wedding.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/24/2018:
thank you :) i'm being logical about this wedding...i'll be happy when it's over. it's different of course when you are closer with other guests or have a partner to go with :)

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Aug 23, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

finally headed out to gym, it's now 8pm!

but i have off tomorrow morning :) so i can sleep in...i really want to get it done today :)


home kombucha 80 :)

coffee and love these atkins chocolate covered coconut bars 220 total

pb 150 on wrap 100 with sf jelly. 250.

Snack: TBD, peanuts 200

Late Lunch: avocado 100, bread 100, 1/2 chicken burger 100, bok choy 150, chocolate 50 500...later coffee

Before GYM - good dinner, light chinese leftovers of veggies, some white sauce, and some seafood 300 is my guess...popcorn 100, fruit 150. 550-600

After gym: once i get there bc it's now 7:05pm ...i will go :) just got outta work around half hour late and relaxed at dinner and also got off bus a few stops early so took a little extra walking home - all good stuff...i am reading the best book i have read in a very long time, it is sooo emotional...

after gym good: probably a protein bar like Cliff...or ice cream :) 400 after gym, indulged.

2300, decent.

6day: 2150...well, at least i did a lot of exercise as of late, i'm prob ok with this weekly total :)...and i'll continue to be doing totally ok come September! it's a glorious month...labor day parade will be a crusade though! haha...it's a big deal with the waiting to walk the walking, etc...all in good reason.


I decided on gym tonight and bike/jog tomorrow on my day off - as i do better when i do gym the day before jog and not after....so i am trying to get the best benefits and performance from how i schedule my activities.  Because, obviously i'm very decent on gym already, so, my concentration this fall is to keep gym & focus on an INCREASE in cardio planning and activity. VERY HAPPY with how it's all working out so far!


Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/23/2018:
Have fun at the gym!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/23/2018:
I did, it was a good workout :) This year, my goal is to just keep on, lose no strength in the gym like happened last year in the Winter it was a total loss, and have an increase in cardio abilities. I want to see if i can make serious positive advancements. We shall see :) I'm sure i can!

Donkey on 08/24/2018:
Glad you stuck to your plan and got the gym time done. Good job!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/24/2018:
me too :) thank you!

i had been thinking how if i could get it out of the way on Thursday, how much simpler today would be...i'm going to the US Open Tennis "oldies matches" or however it's called today. I think these are like the previews. Not the big matches to come in September..i think.

To see the old favorites or something play...it's around 3pm earlier than i'd expected to be ready and cardio is shorter so it's better to do cardio today...and now i can emphasize cardio instead of doing it the easist possible after a day at work, if this response makes any sense?

The US Open happens to take place near the old World's Fair area in Queens, VERY close to where i live - like a 10-15 minute drive :) They probably chose the location as it's also in close vicinity to 2 major airports.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/24/2018:
This fall and Winter you will notice very different priorities. I will not be taking any classes, but pushing exercise to be the focus, particularly cardio.

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Aug 22, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Kombucha 70

8am bar 170 and coffee 60 

Mid Morning wrap and small banana 150, whipped peanut butter 150. 300 :) cinnamon.

Lunch 600 including nuts before and coffee after.

Snack: almonds? - will lay off coffee today     pistachios and little bit of chocoloate 150

all good and healthy

After work: fruit 250, whipped cream 150, ice cream 150

1900 :)

2120 5day

BIKE RIDE is in my plans for tonight!

After biking:....

Early to bed, again :)


Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/22/2018:
I saw an interesting recipe today........mash 2 bananas and beat in 2 raw eggs....put into microwavable dish and microwave for 3 minutes or until center is dry...makes a soufflé....I'm wondering if 1 banana and 1 egg would work....simple, fast and healthy.

BearCountryGG on 08/22/2018:
Okay....too tempted...so I made one.....I used 2 bananas and 2 eggs and a little cinnamon...I used a smallish pyrex casserole dish ( no greasing needed)...and it did take 7 minutes in the micro. It's definitely a soufflé....it's a little sweet...and I will definitely try it with one banana and 1 egg the next time because it's a lot....but it is pure healthy food.

horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2018:
this can be fun to eat at home for me on weekend... :)

I have heard of this recipe...people also use it to make pancakes on the stove top!

i have done it before, but it could be fun in microwave...and it's a total souffle!?

BearCountryGG on 08/22/2018:
I think I would probably like it better as a pancake...it is a total soufflé...and way more than I wanted...I ate it all,...anyway...and I think I would add some nutmeg or allspice too the next time...It would make a good source of fast protein for breakfast.....but I'm going to try the pancake one probably next....I don't think it would need any kind of syrup.

BearCountryGG on 08/22/2018:
I like making scrambled eggs in the microwave...they puff up nicely too...but I do spray it with pam first.

graindart on 08/22/2018:
I read your post and all I saw was "words words words PEANUT BUTTER words word words". Was watching an old series of Survivor with my daughters today and all I remember from that episode was "plotting plotting plotting GIANT BOWL OF PEANUT BUTTER plotting plotting plotting". I think I might be craving something......

Always like reading how consistent you are 99% of the time.

horn_of_plenty on 08/23/2018:

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Aug 21, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

new cruddy bar and coffee 300 

wrap, 80, egg 80, avocado 80. 250.

almonds 100

lunch: healthy...from home and nice choices of veggies 50 and half a chicken burger 100....one naan bread 150 and avocado 100. . roasted veg squash extra oil 200. 600 tops.

COFFEE AND CHOC 100, later almonds. 50

dinner: steamed veg and chick peas 150?,balsamic and oil veggies too 150, chicken burger 80, wrap 70. 450, fruit..100. 550, good!

after gym: tbd - probably a cliff bar :) 250

2200 :)

4day:2175, good.

All in all, i'm doing good and resting up a little before a late gym session. Trying to have some balance & realizing that I'm taking Friday off, Next Friday we get out early, then...

Labor Day off,

Then 9/10 & 9/11 off for Holidays,

then 9/18 off for same reason...i'm using sick and vacation days to cover when i'm out in September and really glad the days are coming.

I will feel VERY good by the end of September...Fitness will be easier to fit in.  I will NOT be taking any classes, and just concentrate on my cardio and fitness routine...and see where it takes me come end of September. And from there, I will keep on doing my best. I have a few sick days to use in Wintertime when i need to. So things are good.

And for my Paris trip in April, i'll use the new days that we get in April our time is all renewed.  I had been thinking earlier to use old sick days because they last till May but i decided i should take time off little by little with the 3 extra days in the Winter - use them for taking it easier rather than stressing to save them! 

I'm very well set up for Winter this year with lots of time to be off and working on fitness without getting too run down. I want to make this happen...my goals, that is.


Things to look forward to - gym tonight :)

higher cals this week...is ok....no pressure :)

2166 3 day avg before today :)


Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/21/2018:
Isn't naan bread amazing????

horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2018:

happy-1 on 08/21/2018:
yum. Indian food

horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2018:
naan from supermarket...needing changes of pace at the moment...starting to get very sick of eggs for breakfast! soon to have protein / nut butters for a change i think in wraps. like pb&J and stuff again...yep, need a change!

Donkey on 08/22/2018:
You had a great day! And good plans ahead for September!

horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2018:
yeah...isn't it nice to have some days / dates to look forward to?! It always helps me a lot when I think of plans/a different schedule for a few days/change.

horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2018:
my goal is for PROGRESS thru January in my training :) cardio and weights. I have a good schedule for progress :)

horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2018:
Like you were saying or maybe it was Legcramps, i'd like to make a dent in my progress like any fitness enthusiast and now is the time to concentrate on it...MUCH MORE.

I'm SO HAPPY to not be taking classes or have other delays...so now is the time to push the fitness focus.

horn_of_plenty - Monday Aug 20, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

What do you all think:

While everyone talks about "hanging out" and what they are doing all weekend, I am seriously wanting to get back to MYSELF and my own fitness routine...hang out less, much less, train more. LIke, a 3-day weekend doesn't mean hang out twice, it means exercise twice....right now, i know, i want to get better ...not stay the same, it means train more and make myself happy...cooking, etc.

i may even start dating down the road again...like in a year...or hopefully in a year the Court Officer exam will come out - i think it comes out 2020...ample time for me to STAY READY....like i've said, my pushups and situps are good...i just need the cardio part...it CAN be done...WITH TRAINING. however, if i don't make some more dents into my cardio, which i've done well with so far, if i dont' CONTINUE through all seasons and months, i will NOT get there. I'm ready to change. I should use my "single life" to my own advantage.



gratefully got to work on time :) on the dot. amazing, because i left very late by 10 minutes!

kombucha 50

coffee 50, banana 120, coconut chocolate coated bar 170. 350...chocolates 120

Snack: i will actually be trying to be healthier this week bc i want my skin to clear up (it broke out yesterday) - so i have to watch caffeine and diet drinks. wrap 100, egg 100, avocado 100.

Healthy lunch: caeser dressing a little bit 100?, avocado 50, over my steamed zucchini spirals 100 that i made using my spiralizer and an egg 100 and one naan bread 150 500. AND the other naan 150 :)

snack: almonds 100 ?? maybe and coffee

dinner fruit,  and a fruit nut bar 400, maybe some ice cream. 100..relaxing., 500 total, kombucha 50


 i relaxed and then got up and cooked the chicken burgers...YAY! and chopped up celery and made my breakfast for tomorrow :) happy to be home, planning my food tomorrow...everything is nice and ready :) much easier to stay on track when you are prepared!....

ready to be up early tomorrow, Tuesday...and ready for work :)

dinner: TBD...i will cook my chicken burgers tonight ! - and probably enjoy a warm one:) i might have ice cream tonight.


no exercise tonight i don't think besides walking from train home...bed early again.

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 08/20/2018:
Good job getting it together on Manic Monday!

horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2018:
ty...i'm happily now in the PM hours at work :)

BearCountryGG on 08/20/2018:
It's funny how leaving at different times makes getting to work different....It was that way for me too.......I had to make a left turn on a bumper to bumper 2 lane highway....in the dark..in the mornings......I figured out that if I left 10 minutes later...it was a lot easier.......people and their habits.

horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2018:
yes, totally, and i just got lucky today as i've done this in the past and have been late..i got lucky :)

legcramps on 08/20/2018:
Have a fantastic day!

legcramps on 08/20/2018:
If you want to get back to working out and focusing on yourself on the weekends, then that's what you should do. It doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks if you believe that's what you need right now. No one to please but yourself! So get at it.

horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2018:
OKAY, that was motivation enough :)

it also has to do with having difficulty making plans or not wanting to be around the same person the whole day...and rather not make plans with that person because of it...LOL.

BearCountryGG on 08/20/2018:
I think you should do exactly what YOU WANT to do.

horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2018:
yes, it seems better i take my personal approach compared to the more mainstream approach.

Maria7 on 08/20/2018:
Glad you are having a good day ant making some plans that you are happy with.

horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2018:
Yes...to continue my fitness aspirations :)

Donkey on 08/21/2018:
I agree with all of the above! It might help if you set smaller fitness goals to meet along to the way to the court officer tryouts.

Fitness enthusiasts, folks who compete in races or bodybuilding, etc. -- they have jobs, lives, friends, family, but their focus is their fitness passion.

horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2018:
yes, i'll continue to break it down...right now basically my cardio goals are just to be actively moving around, which i do....that's first....

now, i have to have the hard-core cardio more planned, you are right...

i agree i can have more focus on my fitness passion....back to that mindset.

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Aug 19, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

A few strawberries and one of those mini bananas (the taste when they are ripe is outstanding and similar to strawberries but a creamy texture of course!) 100

Some whipped cream 120 Oatmeal with almond milk 180 and a scoop of peanut butter 100, stevia and cinnamon galore on everything !  kombucha 50., later coffee 100

1pm tasty and healthy lunch: wrap 100 with avocado 150 and eggs 150. 400..popcorn 150

2pm snacking before gym 200

After gym, bigger meal :) veg/fruit 200, tuna 100, chips 250 - 550...maybe blueberries also :) 


2day: 2150, good!



feeling a bit tired and lazy but will get gym out of the way...it's a sorta busy week ahead...with one after-work, work commitment thursday night...I have planned for Friday off but may just stick to my own thing that day...not sure.

I did get my car inspected today which took around one hour, not bad. i did also a minor food shopping. i think i'll go to gym & may even skip out on laundry until Friday.

it's going to be a very fast couple of weeks here...!

That's a reason i'm taking friday off...i'm really trying to increase cardio now...or rather, continue it. It seems i have taken quite some weeks off the jog...and i will be trying to now take advantage of some of my days off to train, rather than just to sit on a beach.

i realized today at the gym that i need to be a little more aggressive with increasing and keeping up with cardio...and see friends less if that is what it means. otherwise, i can throw away plans to be a court officer. As of now, i still have a big chance...i just have to keep training. My abs sit-ups and pushups are great on their charts. i just have to train my cardio...it is still a possibility if i work at it....which this week you;ll see that as well as next week...the month of September, being that i'll be home on the Jewish holidays, will go well with my planning for cardio and gym. So, really, from now till Mid-September, if i stick to things, i will see improvements overall.

October i have days off just and September for work holidays...and December will be a longer month - but still having Christmas and New Year off...

then soon after, I'm taking 2 full weeks off to go to Miami...and hope to continue to train there at a gym & get in more WALKING cardio (i may not do running while i'm away)...taking it easy, instead, with that part.

And by the time I get back from Miami, going away on the 9th, it'lll be already the 22nd...and so February will begin... :)

March will be a long month, i am tempted to use all my sick days (3) that i will have left in March. - they last till April, but i do NOT see it as a good idea to try to see how LITTLE i can get by on...and would rather be more rested as i can....especially with this training. I have high hopes.



Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/19/2018:
Gotta eat those fresh fruits while we can.....fall is coming fast!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2018:
it's right around the corner haha ;)

Donkey on 08/19/2018:
Friday is so far away...

Horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2018:
doing laundry now lol :)

Horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2018:
basically bc i want to wear my dirty dresses :)

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Aug 18, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Kombucha thankfully :) 70

Pb on wrap and coffee 400

Lunch: Sorta larger bc a lot of fries but healthy chicken sandwich 800 and Diet Coke 2 lollipops 100 1400-1450 Home : light hoping no dinner with friends and just be alone tonight :-)

Nice dinner at home: leftover veggies from restaurant that were NOT cleaned well - so i was chewing on sand! 100...toast 160 with avocado 160, and lox (smoked salmon) 130 or so. total here: 550 :)...

2000...sorta in mood for a dessert!...ice cream 200

2200, and i forgot snacks earlier 100. so, 2300, excellent. happy with it, and calories spread over the whole day which is good too. hope to sleep in tomorrow.




i could have slept for 12 hours this morning!...but up slightly early to get ready to go to a Water Park today.  It's with two ladies my age and one has a daughter. The other one likes to know definite plans (as do i) ...but those are thrown out the Window when you travel with a 10 year old...kids change things. I'm ok with this....really can't even think more about it.  Friend without kid kept asking so many questions about today yesterday, i couldn't even think anymore...what will be will be.

 Once again, i have learned that when making plans to only make plans that i really want to do & not feel responsible for coming up with plans for other people if they say they wanna do something but don't come up with the plan themselves :) just a little reminder that it's soooo not worth it....the reason is that i do not want any blame or negativity coming my way when plans change or don't go as smoothly. it's just not worth it to plan things for others. if they don't wanna help with the planning, than i'll not take full responsibility anymore...with most of my friends, i do not have to worry about this scenario...but when i do, it's not worth it.

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/18/2018:
Have fun today! I try to keep expectations low for these sorts of outings and, especially with kids involved, "go with the flow", don't be in a hurry, enjoy the moment you're in.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2018:
yes, the girl was actually 8...i thought she was older...we did have to go slow and do what she wanted. didn't do much, but got to enjoy walking around and enjoy the time outdoors...good enough for me...home and very tired now after a day of needing to be "on" all day bc with a child.

Maria7 on 08/18/2018:
Easy to overdo for others when they may not really need or want our help when we mistakenly think they do. I have learned this the hard way. Smile! :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2018:
yes, i keep forgetting that it's totally ok to pull back. before i become overwhelmed trying to create a good time for people when it's up to them weather they enjoy themselves in the end. yes. - i don't like to feel responsible for others' good time / not good time.

Donkey on 08/19/2018:
Wow, this is epic: you are not responsible for others' good time. I'm going to remember this for myself! :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2018:
yes, it's hard to remember bc you can also use this scenario even about family members like your kids and if they have a good time...once people are adults, that is. like, i still feel a little responsible STILL but really, REALLY trying here to be my own person this year which at work has changed because we go to lunch together a lot - better to be with "the group" at work since if we take a long lunch, it's ok...but if you do that on your own, you're not ok...you know?

but back to what you said, as adults, you can only be responsible for your own good time. if someone else doesn't have a good time, it is on them...and they should have not gone if they had that poor a time...or they should realize that as a group, things will be different. that's what my friend needs to learn - to learn MORE. but then again, she's her own person :) so i can't feel responsible to teach or show her...only live my own life. it was nice having her there, we went down ONE slide together. i did a total of TWO slides the whole day :( one by myself and one with her....but best of all, i'm so happy that my ankle and legs don't hurt today!!!!!!!!!! that's the awesome part of this!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Aug 17, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

home kombucha 70

coffee and bar: 220

wrap 200 with  avocado 100 and chicken 100. 400

Lunch: leftover cauliflower fried rice 250 with a wrap 200. 450-500. craving to have EXTRA caffeine..maybe a coffee after lunch or something.TOTALLY HAD A SHOT OF MOONSHINE AT LUNCH...AND DIDN'T REALLY EAT LUNCH YET...SLEEPY. FARMER'S MARKET WAS SELLING LOL.

Snacks: banana 150? coffee 50. 200.

healthy dinner: tbd...i have a lot of cooked healthy veg at home, bed early, no exercise needed i do not think...plum 50, wrap 200, chicken 100, roasted veggies 150...500....ice cream 320.


weekly avg: 2070 :)


have to be up and at it tomorrow going to Water Park Saturday, but not so early thankfully.


could have slept more this AM, but happy i did a great job at the gym last night :)

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/17/2018:
Congrats for the good workout last night...I too thought that was a restaurant or car detailing /auto place in the background. on FB........I LOVE being FB friends with people on here.....it does add to the fun I must say!...like living 2 different lives at the same time...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2018:
it is fun indeed, i'm sure you find my lifestyle a faster pace and i'm not even that fast-paced as some other Crazy NYers!

yeah, it is fun indeed on fB and here! :)

i know it's a give and take with the workout stuff...not everyday will i feel well-rested at work, but, it's good to try to balance days of better sleep with days of late nights...doing a pretty decent job of that this year. ...tonight will be another early night.

Maria7 on 08/17/2018:
Good on the gym last nite. :-)

horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2018:
ty, i thought so too....sometimes i know and have learned i'll just have to get by on a little less sleep...and make up for it afterwards :)

BearCountryGG on 08/17/2018:
Liquid lunch eh? Looked good in the picture....somehow moonshine and Manhattan are a funny mix though...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2018:
because Moonshine is more country? right? i'll be looking it up now :)

it was a FARMER'S market! lol...

BearCountryGG on 08/17/2018:
Yup....moon shine and Kentucky come to mind...LOL

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Aug 16, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Happy Thursday....seems i'm still looking for more sleep. Will do that on and off as i am able to..

No Kombucha...i may take a slight break

Bar and coffee 200, i think a banana too 120. 320.

Snack:  wrap 200, chicken 100, avocado 100  Small bar 130

Lunch, tasty: Avocado 100, tomato salad 150, wrap 200, 2 small falafel balls / extra tomatoes 100. 550 healthy.

snack: 150 dark chocolate..

HORRIBLE GAS...too many veggies, i'll have to work on it...and also too many atkins bars.

GYM TONIGHT..looking forward to doing my thing and being very happy doing it!

Before gym: tbd, thinking a sandwich and seltzer 400, hot balsamic veggies 200.

1750, healthy...heading out to gym late around 8pm....deciding lately to RELAX before gym, after i eat....time to go!!!!!!!!!


After gym: bar?

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 08/16/2018:
I needed more sleep this morning too; in fact, I 'snoozed' my alarm three times and barely got up with enough time to get ready for work! It kind of throws your whole day off when you get a late start like that. Hope you're able to snag a nap in the day.

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2018:
no nap...but i do feel MUCH better now compared to this AM...i know it's slightly in my head...lately i start to notice myself getting "negative" or thinking a more negative thought and realize it's partially up to me to turn the frown around!

also helps to get more sleep, when i start to feel this way.

i also ate a little better...dinner was more carbs and same for lunch.

legcramps on 08/16/2018:
Lock yourself in the bathroom and do a little dance, get the blood flowing in your veins, elevate the heart rate, and HAVE AN AWESOME DAY TODAY!

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2018:
i was assigned to work on something that required some movement on my part and it worked out quite well....i stayed warm and i woke up as i went!

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2018:
i just have a LOT of gas bc of poor food choices (2 atkins bars and coffee in AM) and then too many veggies at lunch...lol. i will have to pull pack on that - just a little bit.

Maria7 on 08/16/2018:
Hope you have a happy day! :-)

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2018:

happy-1 on 08/16/2018:
ha! yes! go to the bar for a fancy cocktail

Horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2018:
LOL LOL...i meant Nutrition Bar! hahahaha

Donkey on 08/17/2018:
^ Too funny!

BearCountryGG on 08/17/2018:
Gas must make work interesting.......

horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2018:
YES, LIKE WAYYY TOOOO MUCH. CONSTANT. I KNOW I CAN DO BETTER :) HAHA...like pull back a hair on my crazy food choices. but, it's ok, but it was bad.

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