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horn_of_plenty - Monday May 28, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

8:30am whipped cream still eating it, sf jello, and a cauliflower with cheese pizza crust:  :) strawberries 50 yum yum.

11am another (the last one) cauliflower crust 200 with half avocado 150, kombucha 50

2:30-3pm chips, 2 servings, 300, and celery sticks 50

Earlyish Dinner: thinking a wrap, tuna 300, chips 200.. 

1950- excellent!!

3day: 2185

i did a 3mi walk/jog :)


Time for a movie soon...i'll check later which one i borrowed from the library - oh, i rented a whole series of tv shows called Mike and Molly - so funny...happy to sit home, watch TV for late morning and early afternoon after a very eventful weekend i'm looking for a relaxed day here.

I event went for a complete food shopping trip on the way home yesterday after i dropped off my friend bc the supermarkets are HUGE on long island with everything i could need, so i bought extras of things so i will not have to buy eggs any time in the near future, or almond milk, they even had my kombucha in the supermarket....so i bought lots of things that last in the fridge as well as sale items like tuna so that i can avoid some shopping in the next couple months for those items! :)

happy, getting laundry out of the way now done by noon and then watching a movie before heading out for a little bit for some cardio :) i haven't decided where to do the cardio but thinking to drive to my old favorite park which will def be open today. i was thinking to go to a nearby local track at a college but they sometimes close gates to the entryways on holidays like this one. 

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
Sounds like a relaxing day!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
Yes yes yes... i should get out just for some exercise...i'm tempted to lay around all day at home and not even leave.

happy-1 on 05/28/2018:
Sounds like a good "reset"!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
yeah :)

horn_of_plenty - Sunday May 27, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

Today is in an interesting day :)

Plans are to clean my hamster cage before driving out east. trying to at least get something done so everything isn't left for tomorrow!

Picking up a few $1 lotto tickets to put in the bday card. just giving a card to be thoughtful, don't have extra money to spend as it costs money to drive out east and perhaps we are paying for her brunch. i don't think everyone will even give a card.

I DO look forward to seeing friends some i haven't seen since late fall! I look forward to hopefully taking some nice photos with everyone and to chatting. I don't look as forward to the long drive lol, 2hrs each way.

Laundry tomorrow.


Kombucha 50, wrap 130 with avocado 170, salami 100, seasonings including garlic home my breath doesn't bother too many people lol. 2 cups cashew milk 50 with cinnamon and stevia

500 :)

Brunch: plan is to take one plate, no seconds. And to enjoy up to like 3 cups coffee, 1-2 regular, the rest decaf.  I don't want to overeat even though it's a buffet. sick of that. sick of needing to watch calories in the days after....so i'll just take one plate and enjoy what i take. i don't think i need to consume more than one plate full of food.

Bacon 100, seafood 100, roasted potatoes 300, several cups sautéed veggies 250-300, coffee 50, dessert 200? Small bit, tastes of wine 100, oh and a Bellini 150 some candies 150 1450....

And ice cream back at home :)400, oh small bag chips 100

2450 decent :)

2day 2300 :) okay !


Driving out 2 hours for a brunch at noon so leaving around 10am and picking up a friend along the way, driving east to almost the end of Long Island but not totally the end to a town called Calverton for a tasty brunch (inside since it's raining) on the water. It's for a friend's 33rd bday.  I am not happy about such a long drive, but it's not my bday!  Also, i tried to see if anyone wanted to do anything more active after - go to an acquarium, go to outlets, visit the military cemetary (yes, i'd do it if it was my bday, but nobody seems happy about that idea and it's raining anyway so no good), or even go to the HUGE outlet mall. Bday girl didn't want to decide. I wasn't as eager to go to a winery (there's tons) after eating just do to calories and more sitting...but...if they go, my friend who's driving with me and I would go for ONE drink....but then i'm scooting out. Enough sitting and eating when there's more to do out east! 

Also, a couple who is married who tends to stay with their parents who live out east are the ones who suggested the brunch bc they enjoy brunches out east in general. They also will only have at most a 30min maybe even far less of a drive than that. So, the bday girl thought their idea was good but i think it's truly only accomodating to them and that it was wrong to suggest a place so far for everyone on a holiday weekend when there can be TONS of traffic.  Luckily, we're blessed with colder weather and rain which means less traffic out east to the beaches at least.

So this couple, i have a feeling they'll invite people over there house after the brunch and i have spoken to the woman driving out with me about that. we both decided that we aren't interested ot drive SO FAR to have a brunch followed by just going back to someone's house. We'd rather do an activity - the outlets - than just sit around with the same people we were just sitting with ... and then do a sitting 2hr drive home. if poeple go to a winery, we decided we'd go, but then scooting out would be better than sitting in a house for a couple hours, just to sit for a drive 2hrs back. I thought it was actually very unaccomodating for them to suggest brunch out east so far, but despiete what i think, many people are supposely coming to her party...

I have realized part of my issue was that i'm sitting all week and it's hard for me to want to do activities when i'm not working that include so much sitting and little activity. So really it's my preference which doesn't match that of the rest of the group, but, the good thing is that i'm going to the brunch and winery if they go...and that's more than enough commitment out east! :)

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/27/2018:
I hope you enjoy your day.....no matter what you decide to do. Your Bday gift is a nice idea.....have fun...and drive safely!!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
everything worked out...went to the party and wineries and it was fun :) no outlets, but didn't matter bc the day went really well.

bearcountrygg on 05/27/2018:
I commented below to you on Haps diary...allergy medicine makes you sleepy....that may be why you are needing more sleep...in fact I would bet on it.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
really, even if it says Non Drowsy????

Donkey on 05/27/2018:
I hope you have a good time at the brunch. Should be good food, at least, right? But I hear ya on the sitting down part - no thanks, especially after a big meal.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
i was really antsy all week about the brunch but luckily the day before (Saturday) i was really active so when Sunday came around i had used lots of my pent up energy about sitting and became so much more with the flow :)

i also desparately tried to watch my food intake at the brunch which i did pretty well and all in moderation bc lately all Spring i've gone to quite a few brunches and constantly regret overeating for the rest of the week trying to balance it. Yesterday, i can say at least i tried hard and learned from past mistakes. The plates were huge and i actually only took one plate and most of it was vegetables thnakfully the selection was VERY good. nice to do something different...and winery was ok still...no outlets...and i was even able to go food shopping yesterday which has led to a very relaxing day today which i am happy about!

happy-1 on 05/27/2018:
That's a nice gift!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
yeah, i'd say it's nice to get any gift! we all chipped in also to cover her meal (approx $40 per person so it's nice she didn't have to pay for herself)

graindart on 05/28/2018:
I love getting out of town (except work trips) and mixing up the daily routine. But controlling my calories usually goes out the window after mid-day of being on "vacation".

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
the closer and closer you are to a weight that you want to maintain, the more and more a person tries to figure out ways to watch calories without feeling too deprived. so even though my calories were higher than typical days, they are not totally out of a range that will cause weight gain right away as long as it can be balanced out a little bit..but nothing major.

for me when i eat totally crazy amounts of calories, it becomes stressful knowing that i am causing weight gain and that it'll be difficult to balance out...so i really try to always keep cals near my typical amounts when away, but if i stray a little, it's still not so terrible as if i just went to town on everything fried, a thousand desserts, etc :) i try to always stick to my typical ways of eating and luckily the buffet had a huge dish of sauteed veggies so i was saved..

horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 26, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

Fiber 1 cookie around 9pm when I work up since I fell asleep very early around 6:30 after eating a bit too much and skipped gym - I may have been also tired anyways. I am Not upset And will try to make it to gym tonight. 120

9:30am oatmeal 150, protein powder 100, oil and some cocoa powder 100, almond milk 20, stevia 370 

Light lunch: grilled jumbo shrimp 200, cucumber tomato salad 100, diet pepsi, bite of friend's chocolate brownie 50

Afternoon Snacks before gym:

1. big iced coffee and chococlate rice krispie treat 250

2. Whipped cream and a little more caffeine bc feeling so tired after a busy, eventful, hot summer-like day outsideand eventful as well as even productive i guess i can say! (90 degrees). 200

Banana at gym 120 1420 ...

2150 (maybe more but sorta doubt it!)

After gym dinner: planning on REAL food leftovers :) of Indian food 300-350 at leastvery oily but healthy veggies, last of my turkey burgers 200, popcorn200,

Visited a fishing hatchery where we caught some trout and my friend took them home to clean and prepare later in weekend, then had a tasty lunch, then drove to garders to walk around, then couple errands before home to rest a little bit before heading back out to gym tonight so i can say i did 3 sessions this week :) wahoo. it's been a WONDERFUL weekend.


Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/26/2018:
That hot weather takes a lot of out of a body, doesn't it? Same here!

Sounds like a lovely day! And well done eating-wise as well -- double win :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 05/27/2018:
Yes...it reminds me why a day relaxing at the beach leaves a person coming home exhausted...lol...all that sweating! Today i was sweating a bit and yeah i agree it can be tiring.

It was a great day, overall.

bearcountrygg on 05/26/2018:
Shrimp is sounding good to me lately too.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/26/2018:
soooo lol cal :)

great to marinade and grill or sautee...

horn_of_plenty - Friday May 25, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

Edit splurged in evening and didn't get to gym. Too sleepy.

kombucha 30

oatmeal 150 with almond milk 20, chia seeds 50, protein powder 100, oil 50, caramel stevia 

Snack: almonds 200.

Light lunch celery sticks 100 tops and wrap 130 with turkey burger 200. 400. and then coworker gave me a huge salad, no dressing, very little cheese and some olives. 200.

Snack before gym: TBD maybe my sandwich from lunch 350 - but - i prefer more carbs and some caffeine...


Snack ice cream 250 and whipped cream 250 500

Dinner: Really still on my ice cream with whipped cream kick. ..yup. and i may indulge since calories are right to do so.. up to like 550 cal. i had so many servings veggies at lunch, that i no longer crave Indian food / veggies.

2100 tops

7day: 2050p>

Tonight is gym but i plan to be there a lot earlier bc we will prob get out of work at 1 or 2pm.  I'll quickly pick up some fruit, veggies, and a movie from library on way home... (all errands are on the same block!)....then gym earlier...possible movie :) and bed in hopes the weather holds up for beach tomorrow!

Weight 115.5 this AM (back up high). but feeling good despite....not really worried as i know it will take a long time to see changes and i'm still just increasing my cardio :) 

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

graindart on 05/25/2018:
Living in a landlocked state, getting to an ocean beach is a rare treat that only happens once every few years. After the cruise we're also spending a couple days on the coast and we're looking forward to spending some time on the beach hunting for seashells.

horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2018:
good good - the ocean and beach is such a happy place, mood enhancer.

and with it around one hour away from me, i try to make use of going there a bit in the summer bc it's like having a staycation...at this point i would NEVER travel on vacation in the summer like by airplane when i know i have a beach right here...i would however drive to a new local beach and stay over a night or two if it were sorta far from me, but otherwise, i try to make use of our home beaches in the summer!

happy-1 on 05/25/2018:
I live 15 min from the beach and never go

horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2018:
Bad gurl!

bearcountrygg on 05/25/2018:
Michigan is a Land of Lakes...all over the place....my parents had a nice log cottage on a large lake so we spent a lot of time there...plus they had beach priveleges at their house...so I swam daily as a kid......the house we sold 7 years ago had a pool....and that was handy...but a LOT OF WORK!!!! Now....we have no desire to swim.

horn_of_plenty - Thursday May 24, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5


Photo is me, around 7pm, at the nearby college track!I was so happy with the sun shining so bright, it was warm....felt amazing.

Late Evening Edit: WALKING & JOGGING was simply AMAZING! oh, and a great bike ride. Weather tonight was PERFECT. there was some traffic and bus takes like double the time to get home but it doesn't matter....i stuck to my goals (although ate a bit too much after, but then stopped before it got too bad!!) This workout is 10 min to track, 10min back, and 1 mile on track. it's a good workout and i'm not totally drained after. this is good for a weeknight for me right now..

kombucha 60

Oatmeal with oats 150, protein powder 100, oil 50, chia seeds 50, almond milk 20, stevia. 370. coffee 50. 420.

Snacks: almonds 200, piece of clementine :)

Lunch: celery sticks 50, egg 100 and avocado 160 with spices on wrap 130 and broiled (yeah, should have lowered the heat - next time i'll roast them) carrots 150: 600 :) also decided on pretzels 100...craving salt just like you were BCGG! 

home: granola bar before bike / jog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 150 tops maybe some caffeine at home i have leftover enery drink again...lol...i stopped most of them but sometimes reach for one.yup 100 cals only

Dinner: tbd, thinking ice cream 300 and there was a takeout Indian place that i bought food from and simply couldn't resist not trying it - turned out to be very TASTY i will be going back. it's great to buy food on the way home or even to buy at lunch and eat throughout the week - decent priced, in Manhattan by work/train. so i had an oily veggie dish but not too oily, but still: 200? a little bit, and then some saag..and it has cream, so, yeah...but not too much...150???? i hope not much more! i just couldn't resist and hadn't had Indian in awhile lol besides the darn brunch a month back where it was a total eat fest...lol.moving on! Entire bigger dinner was 650 (lots of fiber though and health in the veggie part).


6day: 2040...still decent and tomorrow my goal is to keep it real good too...we get out early, so it should be easier as i'm doing some errands and hitting the gym a hair earlier and bed earlier...hopefully weather stays nice for Saturday and it'll be a busy weekend to look forward to!

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2018:
I've gotten into celery lately too.....usually it spoils in the fridge and I throw it out...lately...it's getting used up.

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2018:
what i do to use it - cut it all up at once (lol, before it spoils as i have had the same instances where it sits so long it's spoiled before i cut it up!) and once it's all cut up, then i want it...then it's easy grabbing :) to add to meals as a side or eat as a snack!

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2018:
good idea

legcramps on 05/24/2018:
Nice food choices! How was the bike/jog?

Horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2018:
Weather was simply AMAZING! it was a great experience to finally go after work and planning to keep this habit up all of june 1x per week after work :) so happy i got it done, even with some delays i made it! I'm working on my endurance to run a full mile again soon.

Donkey on 05/24/2018:
Very nice to see that you stuck to your plan/goal and got your run in today :-) Sounds like a lovely day -- it's getting too humid here in Chicago, so it feels MUCH warmer than it is. A little too warm, if I can say that...

The Indian food sounds AMAZING...

horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2018:
so so so glad i finally jogged/walked and by keeping it to only a mile, it makes it more doable and also i'm not getting home as late as i do on days i go to the gym...so it'll be an easier habit to make and keep!

I was so worried the Indian food wouldn't be very good bc it was just like a take-out place...but it had the flavors i love and it satisfied my craving :)

so nice to be able to get it from two locations now that i know of :) close to work and subway that i use to come in and go home!

bearcountrygg on 05/25/2018:
I love the idea of pictures here...it makes it so much easier to see who were are talking too!!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2018:
me too...every once in awhile i do like to include them :) and i always like to see other's photos!!

graindart on 05/25/2018:
I know what you mean about the sun feeling so good at times. After a long winter, we went to the local lake with the family (couple weeks ago). It felt so good to sit there soaking up the sun, just feeling warm all over. Got a little red that lasted for a few days, but still felt great.

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday May 23, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

Sticking to goals the past couple weeks with lower cal counts = scale dipped down finally. so like you all, it didn't happen overnight ! it's take a month long of even knowing i need to get calories lower and two weeks or so of actually doing it. also, not sure the scale will stay in the 113's range but, recording it. :)  For me, it's a huge commitment and effort to make a drop in the scale :) and i'm happy when i know i worked towards it! I didn't want to decrease cals too much as i know i'm increasing cardio here and there - best to be able to eat more rather than watching every morsel. It helps to once again have small meals/snacks after work before i do exercise rather than a bigger dinner type meal.


kombucha 60

turkey burger homemade by me with spices on a potato roll 350, coffee 50

nuts and fruit 200

lunch: burger on roll 330, 2 red peppers before they spoil 100. 440

snack: almonds 100, maybe coffee 50    almonds...big amount 250 (cravings continue for fat as i have been as of late and bored/not busy at work and lighter side lunch). coffee 50

Snack before gym: light wrap at home with turkey mustard and celery sticks 250 approx - had popcorn too 100

after gym: bar 250-300


5day: 2020 and i am shooting for avgs to be around 2000 so this is VERY GOOD. head up...beach plans saturday...plans to strive for better...summer has me pumped...working ot get the running in place...yesterday plans changed - not an excuse but planning to go jogging thursday and my helmet arrived :)

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

graindart on 05/23/2018:
Always good to see the scale reward for hard work.

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2018:
i'd say so!

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
Glad that it finally moved for you....figuring it all out...and then carrying it out is rewarding!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2018:
and lately i'm more motivated to carry it out..must seriously be the nicer weather!

happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
Homemade turkey burger? Yum! Do you buy patties or make your own?

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2018:
Usually i buy chopped meat not in the patty form bc i like to shape them myself and i add the seasonings to the meat after i take the plastic cover off...i love to add a lot of spices, this time i used Rosemary, garlic, black pepper, sea salt and a little oil to make them moister and it was a good idea to do that so i'm going to continue that approach.

happy-1 on 05/23/2018:

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2018:
yes...i feel like it's so much more healthy with all the good-for-you spices especially if they are anti-inflammatory like garlic! i usually now add garlic and black pepper into my avocado when i spread it on wraps and sandwiches also!

graindart on 05/23/2018:
Chopped / minced onion added to the patties help keep them moist too, unless you don't like onion of course.

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2018:
very good idea...i should really try it next time...and those are healthy additions...love it!

Donkey on 05/23/2018:
Way to go on the loss! I know you fought for every one of those pounds.

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2018:
weight is back up today to 115's - it's still fluctuating...but i also have had some salt all yesterday and i woke up even feeling bloated...overall though, i know my calories are better and that things are heading in the right direction :) thank you!

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday May 22, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

kombucha 50

 Oatmeal: 150, almond milk 30, oil 50, protein powder 100 330.coffee 50.

snack: Half lg apple and pb so good 200

Lunch: roll with butter 200, small egg and 2 egg whites 100, carrot 30,pepper 50. 400.

snack: almonds and coffee?? 250




after jog: wrap with turkey and mustard, fruit?, almond milk? 450.





Have to call a friend tonight... will keep it short bc i am going to eat dinner then jog ..i'll call her on my ride home on bus / as i walk home.  it's the one i haven't seen in approx 1.5 years bc we had a fight. i invited her to go out east for another friend's bday although i didn't know it was going to be out east when i invited her. the drive isn't fun alone, i'm sure she's calling to discuss it which is good to at least discuss in advance..she may not even want to go anymore considering the rain predicted...but, we shall see based on the phone call.

she originally called me yesterday around 8pm - i was at gym and let the call go to voicemail as i already interrupted my gym session once to explain to another girl why i wanted her to directly ask the girl if she was going to the party and not to go thru me as an intermediary to ask her and get back to the other - if that makes sense. 

part of the reason why we were fighting is i felt she was too dependent on me - something i do not want - i don't want to be blamed for making her do a long drive or for her not having a good time....so my point is i don't want to be even placed to have to drive with her there if she complains, at all, about the long drive or weather....i didn't want to even be the one asking if she's coming...i'd rather she tell the bday girl who's making the plans without me in the middle. i just did the favor to ask the bday girl to invite her....grrr...there's a reason i asked for her to be included:

...she didn't want to hang out with me alone! she said she wanted certain people (a married couple we are friends with) there...who are NOT usually very available (like for 2-3 months at a time they may be traveling or working)...that's why it's been a month since i contacted her and we haven't hung out...bc somehow it comes down to me making sure the two others can attend...i don't like the extra work i have to do just to be her friend. this is why we fought initially. the married couple will be at the party, which is why i went out of my way to invite my friend who wanted to only hang out with me if they were there! yeah...nutz!


Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2018:
Friend problems can get so complicated......A 35 plus year friend and I broke off the friendship about a year ago because things were just so involved...over that time she was divorced 3 times...and had many serious family problems...and I was basically someone she called to just vent to...and then hang up...........then...over time...because she told me all of her family problems for so long...she decided that I knew too much...LOL....she was turning 70 years old...and wanted to start a new life...LOL...GOOD LUCK with that!!!...I encouraged her to do just that!!!! No contact since...and I'm personally relieved....my life has been so much calmer since.

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2018:
I get you...

similar to you, this girl did rely on me socially and on the phone...certain things i'm not willing to give as much as i used to...i'd rather have a man in my life :) and not have to be forced into an hour long conversation at night or get into an accident driving bc i'm trying to talk to her on the phone...i've outgrown some of what i had with her...

i introduced her at times to my family, i met her dad once and nobody else besides one of her friends, once - in over 10 years.

she became friendly with my friends. i liked to try to include her in everything and sometimes people asked if we were lesbians - NO WAY!

what i had with her was nice, but it needed to change and i needed space...as did probably her also to grow and change...

relationship was too stagnant when life requires growth and change.

it was very similar to your case with her. i was wanting change...and i felt constricted by her...that i owed her more than...brb.

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2018:
lol, someone came in and i had to stop typing...

basically, i felt she thought i owed her more time and when i didn't want to give it or hung out with someone else i felt that she felt upset by it...and then when i invited her, she'd blame me if it was a long drive or she didn't have a good time...so, i was stuck doing only routine things with her or otherwise any new experience would come with negative consequences also...eh....some of it i refuse to experience again so i'm trying to change my ways a bit. so tonight i'm not sure what she's even going to ask about. maybe she doens't want to go. that would be fine with me - bad weather for driving i doubt she'd be happy driving out at least 2hours each way...for her more like 3hours i think each way.

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2018:
I get what you are saying.....it sounds like a very similar kind of situation that I had. Everything always had to be about her and everyone always let her down because no one put her on the pedestal that she demanded to be on. Friends like that are exhausting........

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2018:
YES...and i was that friend who'd bring her up...and help her...i reached out because it was fun to have a friend to do things with...but i reached out so much that she ended up expecting it of me - to reach out.

yes, you got it. i treated her with a lot of extra compassion and effort than i did with anyone else - like she was a sister. but in the end, if i want that type of relationship, i think the next time will be with a man.

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2018:
Yup....I totally get it. This gal was such a drama queen...that she thought her ex was monitoring her house...we went over there so Denny could look at some wires she found....and they were her doorbell wires...LOL...when her in ground oil tank leaked...she said her ex came and took the oil.....when someone slid on the ice and knocked down her mailbox she said her ex did it so she couldn't get her child support...every grey truck she saw was an ex watching her house. The neighbor had his security camera so that it was watching her house ( no he was watching his driveway)...some gal she worked with sent her a negligee and told her to find a man of her own and leave that gals husband alone...LOL....I watched her and her last husbands dog while they went to Canada on vacation....and he came to pick the dog up...without her...I asked where she was and he said she was sleeping...NOPE...they had gotten in a fight...and she told him to go home without her...and he did...and she took a train home a couple of days later...she didn't call me....and was upset that I didn't call the police about her not being there with him.....Such a drama queen. She said that I should have thought that he killed her...so I should have reported it....THAT IS WHAT SHE WANTED EVERYONE TO THINK.....I just don't have time in my life anymore for that kind of person.

Donkey on 05/22/2018:
Proud of you for getting the jogging done - bravo!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2018:
It was a walk lol.... bc form outta work sorta late and was on phone - still need to jog - grrrr now I'll plan to do it Thursday ! lol I'm just glad my legs do not hurt and that I'm gradually getting stronger :)

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2018:
STILL WORKING ON IMPLEMENTING THIS PART OF THE PLAN...FORGIVING MYSELF FOR YESTERDAY bc i still moved around (sorry caps were on lol) ...and working on the jog situation still...i do not plan for many more phone calls holding me back or working late at work which doesn't happen so often anymore...next time i have a plan, it'll stay :)

happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
Is she an only child?

horn_of_plenty on 05/29/2018:
NO, THE OPPOSITE. she has 3 siblings and has had to take some role in helping them out as well as her parents so she probably likes how i can give to her and support her (emotionally, not monetarily)

horn_of_plenty - Monday May 21, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

kombucha 30

potato roll 130 with peanut butter 200, coffee 50. 380.

snack:  nuts 200, 40 cal hot chocolate

Lunch: zucchini noodles with caeser dressing 200, roll with butter 200, egg/egg white 100. lg .apple 100

snack: almonds 100

before gym: roll 130, turkey meat 50, mustard. 200.

after gym: cliff bar 250.

1800 tops = I am very pleased with this count.

1850 still very pleased

3day: 2050, perfect...right now happy with any total 2050 and below!!


Yesterday after eating a bit too much i went to my bed around 3pm and spent almost the entire night there except when i woke up at 6pm and ate something small. I continued to sleep almost without waking up at all through the entire night until my alarm this morning..tonight i'll go to gym :) looking forward to being there and happy feelings i get while i am there!

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/21/2018:
Wow, that is a lot of sleep - good for you!

You'll have fun at the gym tonight - something to look forward to at the end of the day :-)

horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2018:
yes, i am def looking forward to it :)

so so so happy to go :)

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2018:
Love the idea of the zucchini noodles.......I need to find a spiralizer.

horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2018:
they are not expensive and they can be used with a few different veggies :) you'll be happy you did find it!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday May 20, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

Yesterday was successful. Ended up paying a short visit spur of the moment passing thru to my parents and gave my mom her belated mother's day gift as well as helped her order a gift off a registry for an upcoming bridal shower that we are attending. all is good. Just ordered a shoe rack for the hallway so my shoes aren't a mess and its easier to get ready in the mornings as well between shoes hidden in my closet now i can display them for easy grabbing and wearing each day!

8am breakfast 550

11am lunch roll 140, 1/4 avocado 100, spices, roasted eggplant 100, turkey slices 60. 400 i just went food shopping :) fiber 1 choc chip soft cookie. 120 with almond milk 30 sweetened with stevia. 

1100...good cals...

1:30pm after jog:wrap and avocado 200, turkey 50,mustard, blueberries 120 and drink 100. 470

1600 :)

snack before gym: 

afer gym: will go to gym Monday instead of today!


It's time to get ready to go jogging and use my fixed bike and breaks to get there...which reminds me - to order a helmet. i forgot to get it yesterday..helmet was $16..lots of shopping for slightly necessary things..!

 gym later in afternoon / early evening :) everything else is just relaxing and doing my own nails (always a clear coating when i do them) :)

laundry is done and put away, apt is clean!, hamster cage was cleaned thursday eve...things are gooooood!

I am feeling happy and organized!



2150 2day avg.

Glad I jogged - rest of today was relaxed with extra nap and sleep early.

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/20/2018:
Oh that sounds like a lovely detour!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2018:
a great weekend, overall!

horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2018:
yes, happy to see my parents and give mom her gifts and help her order a gift...it was time used wisely with parents :)

bearcountrygg on 05/20/2018:
When I use shoe racks I wear different shoes more often.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2018:
yes...def part of my plan...it was $20 with free shipping and holds 20 pairs shoes / umbrella, and anything else i want to quickly put somewhere...even my bag to keep it off the floor :) it's sturdy!

bearcountrygg on 05/20/2018:
Sounds like it is well worth $20!!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2018:
yes, for sure!!! it'll help me actually SEE the shoes i have rather than search for them each day in my dark closet! for sure. and easy for organization rather than them being all over the floor! so great :)

happy-1 on 05/20/2018:
Aaaaw, gotta show mom some love. I still say take her ziplining!

horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2018:
my mom would be very mad bc she wouldn't ever go! lol lol lol she's not into adventure!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 19, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

8am Breakfast 650 chips/light ice cream (didn't have a good breakfast plan and was craving salt then just decided on the ice cream also) - but will come up with a plan for the rest of today.

11am brunch: out with friend at diner - they have a good shrimp salad, so getting that...600 tops. i can stay away from coffee and use my teeth whiteners this weekend, lol.

2pm snack: ? 200 cal?


5pm dinner at home since i have a lot - my roasted eggplant in a wrap with avocado and beans..thinking no meat.550. fruit if i want it strawberries 50. 600.

100, 150, 120, 160, 100 650 tops.

movie i rented at home..

going to bed early tonight.


after brunch i'm showing this friend my hamster back at my place and then driving to gett my bike fixed, again. 

laundry gonna do it now before brunch :)

Calories 2050

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

graindart on 05/19/2018:
Haven't been to a "diner" in quite awhile. When I think diner, I think of a large quantity of open-faced roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and heavily peppered gravy.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2018:
yep, they have huge portions and just about every American food you can think of ;)..originally planned not to eat much breakfast, but i ended up enjoying food at home so now gotta watch portions.

bearcountrygg on 05/19/2018:
D loves diners...that is his favorite place to eat.....

horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2018:
I like them too! A thousand different options !! And always coffee !

Maria7 on 05/19/2018:
Sounds like a nice, busy day. Glad you are enjoying your hamster. We are enjoying 4 new kittens over here. :-)

horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2018:
Wow ! Are they outdoors or indoors ! That's a lot !

Donkey on 05/19/2018:
A movie and early bedtime sound so nice!

horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2018:
Yeah I am happy to watch a movie soon :). Happy to be out during the day and home at night !

happy-1 on 05/20/2018:
Diner =s egg creme

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2018:
NO WAY !!!! haha....they have the MOST AWESOME grilled shrimp salad, where the amount of shrimp on the salad is endless :) so many which makes me happy and they are grilled and flavored just right!

another diner i go to puts FOUR medium shrimp on the salad and doesn't flavor them well....not enough protein or flavor.

but this diner yesterday, love their food!

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