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horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jul 26, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0

Home kombucha 100

small wrap 80, half avo 80, 1/2 egg 40 salt and pepper 200, coffee 50 (shared half sandwich with coworker) - still hungry trying to wait on it

bar 200

1pm Healthy lunch: 650 or so...bed early tonight...so overtired.

3:30 few tiny plums and almonds 250 tops


Dinner maybe ice cream / jello and SLEEP. haven't slept great this week and with extra training on MWF, i'm really tired.


 6 day 2200.


 Grrrr....still annoying coworker issue where she's literally singling me out as her punching bag...so far i'm ignoring and also standing up for myself saying i didn't say what she in her mind is assuming i am saying.

she's actually blaming me for things that i'm not saying. unreal. like she said i guessed that country music was something a coworker liked when i never said it...it's really weird what she is doing. she's manipulating my words and instigating. 

already today, she's said "oh, isn't it interesting everyone in here grew up poor, except for J (my name)"...she's unreal. she's trying to show how i have it too easy and don't work for anything. she's not a friend we all know by now..

my plan is to tell her as calmly and straighforwardly as i can to stop making comments towards me as i don't find them positive and i don't appreciate them. that's it.  

she ended yesterday with a bang on me and she started this morning with another bang. people notice a little bit, thankfully. it's not like the whole group is ganging up right now, just her.  and her raining on my parade will stop very, very soon.

i was advised by someone to call her out on it right after she does it...i'm waiting for an opportunity as i KNOW there'll be another one this AM...she even commented that i have "such a face on" bc i'm not reacting how she wants to to her teases! she's incredibly deceitful, disgusting person. i had no idea. i used to consider her a friend. she deceived me! she has such an ego, i never worked with her in the past in the same area of the office at all, and she has such an ego she is not near as important or smart or knowledgable as i thought...it's her ego that was speaking about herself. she fools people. she's deceitful and rude, an antagonist, and most of all i'd say  a narcissist. i'm disgusted by her. i will distance myself and not be a friend or friendly more than hi and goodbye. she's done.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 07/26/2018:
Boy...she is relentless isn't she...with her teasing/bullying? If she is a facebook friend I would block her from seeing your posts...or unfriend her....she really should not see anything to do with your life....by any chance...is she the one that you went to that meeting thing with...and her sons? That kind of behavior doesn't belong in an office.

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2018:
Yes. She is the one i went away with, with her sons. the one i also went ziplining with the same weekend on the way home. she is very jealous i see of my upbringing and with comparing her less fortunate upbringing with mine and bringing it up at work. so weird i do not understand how this is OK!

i don't want to unfriend her, but, i have limited what she sees of me. i'll work to limit everything, actually. but keep her as a "facebook friend" that sees very little that i post.

it's been a disaster with her. i am astounded with her turn against me. it's so weird the part where she actually hears what i say and uses my words against me, transforming my words to be against others, when i'm not...why does she keep rapping on me for dragging others under the bus, when i am not? why does she keep stirring my words up and saying i said things that i didn't? ever deal with this???

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2018:
she has been in my exact room / office for two weeks and it stinks with her here. this is the first time she started with this big deal of teasing, the past 2 weeks and it's not changing for better.

i was advised to tell her to stop quietly right after she commits a sin again...i already missed my earlier opportunity so i'm waiting...for my next opportunity but giving her signals i am not going along with her.

legcramps on 07/26/2018:
I had one of those in my office a few years back...she was pretty relentless with me, too. I must admit I fell to her level and gave it right back, but that only created more stress for me, and made me feel really bad about myself because I had resorted to the same type of badgering she was giving me.

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2018:
yes, i realize it's not worth giving it back to her, at all. and my best bet is to stop her by telling her to stop.

legcramps on 07/26/2018:
I hope you figure it out with her!

BearCountryGG on 07/26/2018:
Well...if it is any consolation....jealous people are usually the ones that single a person out to dog on. By being such a jerk...she is making herself look ignorant...I believe others will start turning on her after awhile once they figure out that they will also become her targets...one thing about a bully...if you don't react...they don't find so much fun in it...and will move on to some other victim...others will tire of her attitude....HUGS

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2018:
she ended up texting me so i told her to stop that i didn't like it...and she ended up saying i have no right to judge her or something...she has her own views how everything comes off...no need to even explain anything more to her...so i simply ignored her 2nd text. also, she grew up poor and had to dig it into me about her parents, which wasn't the point as she's been teasing me a lot about a bunch of things....so i'm not sure why she had to go off playing the "poor family" stuff when she's 42 and her parents long gone. she seems to hold a lot of upset feelings about her upbringing which NO, i cannot relate to...but also i do need to "feel bad" for her now or think she's SO GREAT now...all because she's come so far ...at least academically...i have lost my respect for her bc of her EGO and her inability to say anything nice to me or about me in front of others...i don't feel bad about not wanting to be her friend. for TWO WEEKS she's dealt me garbage so i waited 2 weeks that's long enough right? i know you are coming from a hard working family, she's originally from the Oregon west coast near the water. her parents didn't help her much...i don't know why she talks so much about it still, very often lately, to even our whole room of folks. eh, not my problem anymore or really ever was. I don't need to take her feelings on.

she said she wasn't making me feel bad, when i did feel bad! she sees things at a really strange, biased angle. i think this is a narcisist. tho i'm not sure. it's like she contrives things to how she wants to see or hear them and not as they really are.

legcramps on 07/26/2018:
"When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don't get to decide that you didn't"

Girlfriend needs a wake up call!

horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2018:
yes, at least we are back on par...i just know not to tell her too much private stuff anymore........that's what i said, she's definitely a bit out of her mind, to tell me i can't feel a certain way...that's when i gave up & realized it's not worth pushing any sense into her.

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jul 25, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0

 600 before lunch..mostly healthy of a wrap with salami and avocado, protein bar, kombucha, and coffee

Tastes of treats at the fair cookie bites 50, oil on bread 50. and cheese small tastes 50. 150 total

Lunch: a thousand yellow grape tomatoes 100, wrap 100, some beans old i should have thrown out bc they were next to meat that was also old 150, an old plum lol (forgot lunch and had leftovers i had in fridge) 50. 400-450?

almonds 100

before gym: bar 210, whipped cream 130, kombucha 60: 

banana, ice cream 500


5day 2200. good.

still annoying coworker issue where she's literally singling me out as her punching bag...so far i'm ignoring and also standing up for myself saying i didn't say what she in her mind is assuming i am saying.

she's actually blaming me for things that i'm not saying. unreal. like she said i guessed that country music was something a coworker liked when i never said it...it's really weird what she is doing. she's manipulating my words and instigating. 

already today, she's said "oh, isn't it interesting everyone in here grew up poor, except for J (my name)"...she's unreal. she's trying to show how i have it too easy and don't work for anything. she's not a friend we all know by now...

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 07/25/2018:
Salami and avocado is something I have never tried together...and it sounds really good!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2018:
very tasty :)

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jul 24, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0

kombucha 60

breakfast  butter bread by Martin's 160, peanut butter 160 and jelly 20. coffee 50. 400.

snack: coconut choc bar 200 atkins tasty.

Late 1:30pm Lunch from home: Tofu 100, garlic sauteed broccoli 150, grape tomatoes most spoiled so threw out most 50, rice krispie treat 100. 400.

Snack espresso made with stevia, amazing tasting!; 100 japanese dessert (a very small cake with banana cream) from coworker

Healthy ???? dinner at home: TBD, possibly picking up extra veggies..maybe seriously just ice cream and sleeping...but it seems i should really get some good food in, healthy protein, cook up some eggs for the rest of the week...i can even cook up burgers...but prob just relaxing with takeout.

2050, decent.

4day: 2200 :)


Dealing with a female coworker newest to the room / office i am working in with 5 of us in total since like one month maybe less that she's in here? who i've known for around 4 years that has decided to keep breaking my balls, in front of everyone.

she calls me out for calling people out...which i'm not doing. ..

yesterday i said someone went home (because it seemed someone was looking for that person) and she said i shouldn't rat someone out for leaving, when i was just being honest that they left and that they stayed their time anyways as they had come into work really early...i work for that person and wouldn't ever wanna talk bad about them...so i was totally annoyed when this new coworker in the room loudly told the room that i should have said i don't know where my boss was! dumb.

she calls me out for what i eat and don't eat

she calls me out that i live carefree (according to her accounts of me...) that i have little responsibiity but i am too strucutred that i should just have kids if i want to be tied down, that i have it too easy, etc.

she calls me out that i party (according to her)

she calls me out that my parents pay for my cell phone / have helped me with things because she certainly hasn't had that help

anything i've told her in privacy, she's called me out on...

...i think she was trying to shut me up!!!!!!!!! bc right now, i def don't feel like talking at all!

i used to be able to trust her. she's not trustworthy i can now see.

i had told her a didn't have a lot of work a few weeks ago bc my boss away and i could go to lunch with her - instead she called me out on that and told her boss about what i said...nothing is private. she just wants to talk and have everyone listen to her.

She's an alpha worse than alpha males she used to be an electrician in the field and still acts like she is. i've changed my mind about her, no longer want to hang out, talk to her, wait for her, do anything with her right now. She's been doing this to me around 2 weeks now.


I may ride my bike after work and complete an errand at the library additionally.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 07/24/2018:
Well...that's a bummer.......like the old saying goes..."With friends like that you don't need enemies" She sounds jealous of your lifestyle. Sounds like she will throw you under the bus no matter what you say or do....that makes it difficult to be in the same room all day..........:(

horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2018:
yeah, untrustable!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'm sure a bit jealous. tho she'd be quite bored with my lifestyle! sad she's changed her ways...i think she likes to talk and wanted to get me to stop talking, it worked...i'm no longer interested to talk as much, i'd rather just listen (at work).

innerpeace on 07/24/2018:
I would consider that a hostile work environment. I tell my husband all the time, you have NO friends at work. They will just crawl over your dead body to get to the top than actually try and help you succeed. And what is bad, his success or failure does not affect them in any way. I just have never worked in an environment where someone was more interested in my life and goings on then what is actually going on in there lives. I hope you can find a solution. Have fun on your bike ride.

horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2018:
i am going to distance myself from her, little by little...it doesn't help that she gets a room at a former coworker's house and i'm sure they chat about me there...at times. he probably gives her ideas...dumb dumb.

she may be smart, but socially i'd say she's a big L.

happy-1 on 07/24/2018:
Oh geez that is a nightmare... I am so sorry you have to deal with that. I literally don't know what to say.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2018:
yeah, she'd never been like this to me in the past, i used to work far from here in the office. now that we are in the same room, i was also shocked by her behavior.

Donkey on 07/24/2018:
Listen to what Innerpeace has said. She is spot on 100%.

If I could comment to your reply to her, I would say, Do NOT distance yourself from her "little by little". DO IT. NOW. If she makes a comment about you being quiet or non-responsive, just say that you don't feel well or that you're going to throw up and go to the bathroom. (Turn the water on... wait, flush the toilet. Nobody will know.)

Just get yourself out of her line of fire any way you can.

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2018:
Ok, and you are sure this is the way right?

i think her life right now is particularly rocky...so she particularly is interested in feeling better by doing what she's been doing with me...

she was in late today, slept in...

yes, i'm following you. no need to make any plans or invite her, i guess. i am hanging out with a diff coworker and her daughter, so i have to be careful of what i say around the teasing one. we are all in same room.

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2018:
she's loud and wants to be heard. she wants people to think she has it all going for her, an outward appearance that everything is right, when lots of things are quite wrong....i'll stay away.

worst is there was someone i was too honest with in the past, an older man i hung out with a few times, she is now living in one of the rooms of his house! so she doesn't have to do the over 2 hour one way commute right now...i'm sure they speak of me...hence whatever her views are, they are now strengthened after whatever she talks with him about :( no worries, i'll distance myself like you said.

horn_of_plenty - Monday Jul 23, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0

3am hungry and couldn't sleep at all...Bread and peanut butter 200

Work: coffee 50, the coconut chocolate bar atkins 170. 220.

snacks: another bar. 180

lunch from home: cauli fried rice:

And salt and vinegar potato chips 300 

2:45pm falling asleep, had a second coffee 50

before gym: maybe just a bar and stevia and fruit?    NO GYM tonight. need rest.  NAH, trying for GYM....yes....gonna try to go...bc the summer is gonna be busy for a couple weeks and i need to try to get three sessions in this week right now...so...gym is ON.

Pb and sf jelly on butter bread 400, some caffeine 1650....

Banana 1800

bar and ice cream 450

2250, good! i had a good workout, too.

Gym went well.

3day 2250


 Gym tonight, but this week it's about just getting in the sessions, not about the quality as much as just getting the workouts in for M,W,F so i'm off for the weekend...will be a very busy week this week :)    I've decided to do the gym only 2 days this week. I want to get some sleep tonight after work. Not feeling energized and know that sleep is more important right now.


I booked my trip to Paris. Got a good deal.  $525 ROUND TRIP from 4/25/19 departure till 5/2/19 coming back to NYC.  Paris will be a completely FREE stay. then additional trip to London staying cheap in hostel, coming back to paris to go home since it's cheaper than flights out of London.  Train will take us between Paris/London

I am booking Miami for Janaury 2019 this Saturday with my friend Jen :)  Also a compltely free stay with another friend. and will meet up with at least one other person while i'm there. it may be a long trip, 2 weeks. Miami round trip should be not more than $250 i don't think...flying into Fort Lauderdale probably. 

For miami, dates i'm thinking are most of my vacation tome. 1/3 thru 1/18.  it would be so nice to be out of the NYC cold for that long :)

Those are my TWO 2019 adventures.

2018 I did not / will not travel.

2017 was fun with Vegas and Columbia last fall :) not even a year ago :)

And now i'm good for 2019.

2020 we'll see what life brings my way.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 07/23/2018:
WOW great vacations.

horn_of_plenty on 07/23/2018:
RIGHT!? i think so, too! and FREE STAYS for the most part on both. with cheap stays in the London part.

this will be my first trip to Europe :)

And my first trip to stay actually in Miami!

horn_of_plenty on 07/23/2018:
it's so great to have friends all over the world.

BearCountryGG on 07/23/2018:
Sound like great places to visit

Horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2018:
for sure :)

happy-1 on 07/24/2018:
Good job!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jul 22, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0

 HAPPY SUNDAY!  It's been a nice weekend of relaxing and productivity. Getting things done and in order!  I found in the freezer section of the supermarket frozen riced cauliflower no flavor just frozen and already with the carrots and peas added in - and directions on the back for making the infamous cauliflower fried rice...will be making it before i leave my apt soon...! 

Breakfast was big and healthy: leftover indian saag 300, wrap 100, tofu 50, kombucha 60: 550-600.oh and the sausage (included in counts)

Snack: atkins peanut butter cups, 2. 160

lunch: indian flavor cooked cabbage 100, wrap 100, tofu 100- used my last one need to buy more today. 300 avocado salt, garlic pepper on rice cake 100

coffee 50

early dinner: fireball shots (yes, really!) 300, broccoli with garlic so good and oil 200??, shrimp with garlic butter too200?, salad with some dressing 100, couple large fries 100. 900.

2150...prob have some ice cream for dessert or jello/whipped cream...

2300 good.

2day 2250


After I make that cauliflower fried rice dish, FINALLY!!!!, i've made other cauliflower recipes but never the cauliflower fried rice with the proper and exact recipe so it actually tastes and looks good...it's about time, trust me....i want to make it every so often and with it being able to be stored in my freezer, i can pull out a bag of the frozen veggies and cook them anytime i want cauliflower fried rice (the eggs and other ingredients are to be added - not part of the frozen veggies - it's very easy and i'm super excited....i'm making it in this HOUR today..as soon as i finish typing to you all!

I got laundry done yesterday and some shopping at supermarket, though i do still need to buy some bread/wraps for the week. 

I also want to get my toes done...seems to last a good month and then i sorta need to cut my nails and get it redone. I sorta tore off all my fingernails a little to short on Friday, i don't do my fingernails often, only toes bc it looks so much better with sandals for work...i'll prob do them again in August and that may be it for the summer :) was worth it getting them done...looks so nice comparted to toenails without polish, in my personal opinion :) though, i'm not going to do hot pink this time...it was supposed to be coral but looked hot pink for some weird reason...i need a new color :)

then, seeing a friend for dinner, possibly...

i was up early, watch a movie i borrowed from library. it was very emotional about WW2 and the concentration camps but also about true love and family support....it's called Life is Beautiful and i cried a bunch of times while watching it this morning <3








As of 11:20am or so - My internet connection has been very poor this AM! hasn't been like that in quite some time so i hope things will improve. It's happening on all internet sites, not just here!

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 07/22/2018:
Sa you fried rice pic on Facebook....it looked delish!!!

horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2018:
Nice right !!!! It said to put already scrambled egg in and cook together for the last minute so I quickly did the egg in the micro ! With pepper ! And added it already cooked into the pot as recipe said !

bearcountrygg on 07/22/2018:

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jul 21, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0

Last night before bed 150 cal

10am breakfast: wrap 100, egg 100, saag spinach a lot 300-350?, whipped cream half container of a light style brand 250. 800. kombucha 50.

1000. higher than it should be...overate at 10am.

Noon: chips and strawberries, seltzer with stevia 200 approx

bars, coffee 350

dinner after gym: popcorn 120, tofu 150, indian veggies sauced 250-300. 550 and plums 100

2200, glad i got something in that was healthier and substantial at dinner.

 tomorrow i might have to ask you guys another question dealing with a coworker that drives me insane...!



just gonna relax and read / write ice cream reviews,

and get my toes done..

maybe head out to a free dance concert this afternoon at a somewhat local park (guessing 20-25 min most driving to get there, maybe less).

grocery shopping also? - don't need too much this week, still have veggies to finish.. - just need some fruit/protein i think,

laundry is getting done now at noon,

gym tonight because i'm not sure of plans tomorrow...and don't wanna leave it to the last minute sunday night.


Tomorrow i have early plans with a friend...female friend to try out a free adventure course that is local in my area :)

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/22/2018:
Looks like it was a good day overall. I say that if you're going to overeat or eat more, that it's better to do it earlier in the day... say as opposed to late at night. With the exception of the Cool-Whip, it looks like your selection was decently healthy foods.

Rather than Cool-Whip, have you looked into whipping up skim milk? I know Starbucks does that, and I remember seeing an infomercial years ago for a hand-held mixer that promoted whipped skim milk as a low cal treat that the machine could make. Just an idea... That Cool Whip stuff has... well, let's just say that I believe there to be a better nutritional choice ;-)

Hope you have fun on Sunday (today)!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2018:
i have to remind myself of the fact that cool whip is actually just pure crap, yes....

horn_of_plenty - Friday Jul 20, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0



SNACK: WRAP 100, 1/2 AVO WITH SALT AND GALRIC 150, EGG, 100...350...

lunch 700 cal about...ground turkey, olive and cauliflower mix around 400, and very oily chick peas around 300? i hope not more. maybe even 750.


seltzer, dark chocolate and strawberries, 200 cal before bike ride (maybe at most 1 mile jog if i feel up to it...)

1700...at least everything was healthy.

dinner 500-600

2200-2300 tops :)

7day 2125, good!

biked and walked / jogged = success.

10:45pm: Entenman's cereal bar 150 (not that good)

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 07/20/2018:
Love those bars.

horn_of_plenty on 07/20/2018:

happy-1 on 07/20/2018:
Good job!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/20/2018:
thanks happy, i'm satisfied with how this week went! :)

happy-1 on 07/20/2018:
Good job!

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jul 19, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0

650 before lunch :) all healthy. 

Healthy lunch too: wrap 100, with sorta a lot of salmon leftovers from yesterday 350?, and my asian inspire cabbage side dish 600, tops.

snack: almonds if needed...i want coffee tho.And chocc 200 

snacks before gym: TBD...got tons of indian at home so probably a wrap with a side of a pepper since i have lots of peppers still in fridge...honey cookie 150, drinks 30, raspberries 120. 300

after gym: cookie protein, tastes of ice cream. 400, ice cream 100

2200 or so :)

2090 6-DAY, GOOD!

debating biking to gym :)

then bed...home late around 10pm. i'll be happy to sleep on Friday night.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 07/19/2018:
I love almonds also...usually have some daily when I can...Still have a little ice cream some days...I try to go with single serving brown cow or something not in a tub...

Horn_of_plenty on 07/19/2018:
yes they are so good :) and ice cream in moderation is cool :)

Donkey on 07/19/2018:
Hope you have a really good workout!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/19/2018:
it was...bc i had my stomach showing and that caused me to be producing adrenaline the whole workout...bc i was slightly uncomfortable so i was on a high in my mind for the whole workout. i didn't bike there, not enough time to add that in.

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jul 18, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0

Kombucha 100

Bar and coffee 200

Wrap 100 with 1/2 avocado 150, egg 100, salt and garlic. 350.

Lunch: I Indulged on healthy food, some from a restuarant and some from a food truck: Salad with feta 150 other veg 100 Very Oily chick peas and veg spread 350? Salmon small amount 200 800-850 for lunch but healthy and good nutrients

1500 after lunch - thinking today is an ice cream day and early to bed -

I am not planning extra exercise - but might walk a little small amount to use my coupon at bath and body works for a free travel size hand lotion! i love them at work. although a bike ride could be good today.




1600 before dinner

Veggies and saag 350, yogurt 150, and ice cream 250. 750 tad overboard


5day 2070

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/18/2018:
How are those ice creams tasting? Have you gotten through a few of the flavors now?

Great job on the bike ride to the gym! Fantastic!

Very wise decision to take it easier on yourself and so looking forward to all your plans for your upcoming trips this winter!

horn_of_plenty on 07/18/2018:
I love the ice creams. Eating a whole pint is not always the best, but it's not the worst either...The brands i like are both Halo Top and Enlightened. I just realized i can ever by a plainer flavor (like plain chocolate) and add my own additions...but some of these are decked out already with flavor. they are fun. they occupy my mouth and taste buds. and they take a bit to eat...takes longer to eat a pint than a candy bar of same calories.

yes, bike ride was awesome...i think i may do a little bike ride today if i feel up to it!

yeah, can't party too much this summer...i'm trying to lay low...friends luckily tempted me to do more, but, i find myself having to think about / say no to some activities...i enjoy when i do better with my exercise and sometimes the extra socializing isn't worth it if it leaves me exhausted / unable to exercise.

bearcountrygg on 07/18/2018:
Do you have a bath and body works in your neighborhood?

horn_of_plenty on 07/18/2018:
After I get off the train from the city, I get off in a town with a lot of shopping right there before a 15-20 min bus ride home. So I stayed around since I had a coupon!

horn_of_plenty on 07/18/2018:
It's in the middle of my trip from work back home - right when I get off the train to go on the bus :)

happy-1 on 07/19/2018:
Lunch sounds delicious... Nothing like new smelly hand lotion!

horn_of_plenty on 07/19/2018:
It tasted good, very oily, but satisfying...i'll be eating it today, too! :)

Donkey on 07/19/2018:
I need to invest in some nice hand soaps for the house :-)

I didn't comment on Tueday's entry, but yes, do travel! You have amazing opportunities to do this relatively inexpensively and with someone who knows the areas. DO IT. While I've never been to France, my trip to the UK was amazing.

horn_of_plenty on 07/19/2018:
i buy cheap handsoaps from $1 store around $1...why pay those stupid prices at Bath and Body, DONKEY!!!!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 07/19/2018:
i used to buy their scrubs, now i get them on auto delivery from a diff brand on Amazon for half the price at least...

i also get the lotion that is FREE, without a purchase required. i just walk in, choose my scent, give them a coupon and leave.

horn_of_plenty on 07/19/2018:
travel size only.

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jul 17, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0

20 MIN LATE TO WORK bc i got up late, needed to use the bathroom and just knew i had to do that no matter what, so i just left late. I  did work late last night, but it's better to come ON TIME to work. Still working on this..on this time thing. i have to wake up earlier is the issue again...I had changed my alarm clock time over the weekend, so i just need to set it better, louder, tad earlier.

kombucha 50, later coffee 50, wrap 100, avocado 150, egg 100, salt/garlic. 450.

snack: not sure, maybe almonds or maybe lemon bar again. 150

lunch: from home - salty - cabbage in the egg roll flavor style with tofu and matzah cracker. 400.snack: plum?

Bigger dinner veggies 350, wrap 100, chicken 200, leftover Indian potato 100 Gonna say 1750 after bigger healthy dinner AFTER gym tbd ice cream perhaps


after gym: thinking a bar? no more ice cream i don't think today...? chocolate 200.

2000 today. awesome.

4day: 2000! AWESOME AGAIN!


I've decided to take up an offer in April to see a friend in France. I will stay with her for free and travel cheaply $600 round trip flight to Paris.

In Jan / Feb, I'll go to Miami to stay with different friend. Flight around $200 i think round trip to Fort Lauderdale.

I will be especially planning France.

Miami i will stay extra. and go to a gym there i'm thinking...and maybe stay as long as TWO WEEKS in the dead of NYC winter.

Things of my own both private and personal life i'm looking forward to - totally planned by me...for me...with my friends...and a FULL OUT GETAWAY from NYC both times.  Enlightening trips, enlivening, adventurous trips bc it seems i'll be traveling solo for a bit of time, even if i stay with friends, they may be working some of the time i stay with them. in both cases, it's a free stay, i will buy meals??? do i owe them more? I hope not? i don't have more cash to blow than around $1,000 which is what the two trips should cost total - that's an unreal deal for Miami for two weeks and France for around just under a week. so 3 weeks of travels for $1,000 is my Winter/Early spring plans.

I was invited by both, not my offer to start, they are sincere friends and wonderful women! i am so lucky for these opportunities for 2019...thankful so thankful. Since my job is stable now and everything looks ok...i figure now is the time to make a 1st trip to Europe (Paris) and to Miami (flying into fort lauderdale to save $$) (also first time)...it's a bit of living and traveling that will make me so happy. Like a 36th birthday present to myself, these trips.

my plan is this: save $1,000 in cash from now until then, to pay back my card / however i plan to pay for these flights. i'm going to save weekly / monthly so i'm not using savings to pay for any bit of these trips.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

graindart on 07/17/2018:
Sounds awesome. I love having future plans, something to look forward to.

We just celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary last month. I'm going to do some type of surprise trip for our 20th next year. No decisions made yet, but have been thinking a surprise trip to Hawaii.

horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2018:
and not only is it something to look forward to which i agree with you of course...but the planning and learning about another place is fun and educational. it makes us more well rounded. it's mind opening.

bearcountrygg on 07/17/2018:
Sounds exciting...….a friend went to France and loved it.

horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2018:
I hope to have a good time - maybe I'll learn a few words before then :)

horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2018:
And their money system ! I'll be partially traveling alone !

bearcountrygg on 07/17/2018:
I've spent plenty of time in Florida because my Grandparents moved there to retire...….if you get anywhere near I believe it is Venice Beach....look for sharks teeth on the beach...we have a big jar full....

horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2018:
Thank you for the tips - thank gosh these trips are still far away as I'm so not wanting to think about them just yet !

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