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horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 17, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

2100 cal

8:30am-10am breakfast and snacks 410, kombucha 40, white chocolate truffles 250: 700 cal, fine.

11-12 snacking peanut butter 200, corn muffin I made 150. 350, chicken sausage 150 1200.

small banana after gym 100

Healthy early dinner of lots of veggies but in chinese sauces 400, and tofu in a wrap 150

1850 - excellent...will try to stay only up to 2050 today...going to watch a movie now with Ricky...prob not gonna sleep over there...we'll see.


plans are good for today. looking forward to a relaxed but also productive 3-day weekend. No big social plans aside from maybe walking over to Ricky's apt and watching a movie with him.  It's a really busy Winter with the class and keeping up my routine exercise so I am trying do what I want to do most but not overdo right now! 

I haven't been eating well - eating too high calories for about 2-3 weeks and the scale is starting to show it.  So, as usual, when i told myself that today i'd be really good - i've already indulged in the Lindt white chocolate truffles i have - i'm stopping buying chocolate for awhile now. Taking a break and not allowing it for myself at work bc it's gotten out of hand...

I have been productive this morning already cooked up some chicken / mozzerella sausages that were in my fridge - so i do not need to buy any proteins until Monday before the short work week (we are off Monday for President's Day!).

In terms of being productive, my plan is for two good workouts (today and Monday) and a bonus today of seeing where i am at on the Court Officer Beep Test. I'll set it up outside (just need a couple cones set up to mark 65 feet) and you run back and forth and must always get to the 65' before the "beep." It seems a challenging test and i just want to see where i am at right now...After lunch, i'll go also to the gym.

It's a little chilly out, but i don't plan to be outside too long - just to see where i am at with the beep test...I will really be trying to to a little cardio each weekend - whether it be jogging or walking or what have you.

With it being a busy Winter, I'm not looking to overdo this nice 3-day weekend.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/17/2018:
Actually the beep test sounds like fun!!! I could never do it...but wish I could watch you!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/17/2018:
the gym isn't 65' so i couldn't practice it...i hope to practice tomorrow since it should be warmer, as long as there's no snow on the ground...

Donkey on 02/17/2018:
"Scale is starting to show it" -- ???

I find with certain foods, I can't have them in the house or I will eat them. Maybe not all at once -- getting MUCH better at that (yay!!) -- but still, if it's something I don't need to be eating on a regular basis, then once they're gone, I don't re-stock.

So lucky that you have Monday off. My office is open, and I have to be there, because 2 of the 5 assistants are on vacation. Plus we have a busy day of appointments, so I'll be doing the meet & greet.

I hope that you get a chance to run the Beep test. I'd be interested to hear your results :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 02/18/2018:
i ended up not doing the beep test bc i sorta didn't realize that the gym is in no way 65' in the room i was using...pretty much leaves me outside only to do the test...i'll head into it in Springtime...for now i'm getting very sore from my gym leg workouts, so i'll just do them and in Spring start the outdoors jogging once again :)

i think i'm letting my mind get a hold of my body - starting to think to negatively at work all day...and it's affecting me at home - bingeing lately...so i'm going to work on it... :)

horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 16, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Ended the week poorly wiTh a small binge tonight 2600 total today.

Weekly avg: 2185 per day

omg happy friday...so happy for a break coming tomorrow..def sleep in day!

Home: kombucha 30

Breakfast: banana 120, wrap 60, egg and cheese all toasted 400, tea, coffee, and chocolate of course lol., later another chocolate (dark)...just relaxing here at work right now...some people out and some at meetings, quiet day right now in office.

Snack: cashews salt and pepper 200

lunch: healthy again from home - leftovers eggplant mix 100, lettuce 50, olives and spaghetti squash mix 100, wheat gluten (it's a protein) 250 : 500.

3pm pb crackers 200 - been craving them all day :)

1550 before dinner :)

I am gonna keep on with this (bringing a lot of my lunches from home)...may pick up extra food for dinner from the shop nearby at lunchtime during my walk - bc at home the food i have left is dull in flavor...need something to mix up with it.. 


I'm having a VERY tired day like if you gave me a bed to lay down on, i'd be back to sleep within an instant. I'm still sleeping like a log every single night of the week...my body is constantly using sleep to repair itself with the new workouts and all. Still it's like I can sleep for very long periods of tme - 10 hours. I'm happy to be able to sleep a lot this weekend & do plan to sleep in every single day - Sat, Sun, Monday we have off for President's Day.

My body is really sore today...because of new gym workouts still my legs are catching up and also i was doing errands all lafternoon yesterday after work - which i'm glad i did & just wish my body could "bounce back" better...i was walking just a little more after work ..got home a bit after 7 and was asleep by 8:30.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Feb 15, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Not more than a 1750 grand total!

2116 6 day avg...close to 2000 per day which is MUCH improved compared to last week...

Morning :)

Home Kombucha 50

TASTY breakfast toasted in oven at work! wrap low cal 60, egg 70, cheese 100! one dark chocolate 50.

Snack: salt and pepper cashews 200, banana

12:30pm Lunch: was low carb and boy do i feel nice and light but full...i think i need (at least on days of less cardio) to perhaps rethink my lunch - and stop with the calorie loaded lunch that always include carbs...maybe i don't need as much as i think?..and maybe i'll get less sleepy bc today i feel GREAT after lunch! i actually feel ALERT! it's an amazing feeling! anyways, lunch was lots of Rutabaga which is a low cal root veggie in very light sauce like 150 tops i think for the veggie along with a small pork burger 200. total around 400 and clementine 50. 450 and light i feel so good, but i do feel full!

2pm dark chocolate 50

1150...meeting ricky at train on the way home to look at wall art & possibly also have dinner out (even though i have TONS of leftovers which should actually last until Monday)


 since ending most energy drinks, def not drinking them daily, my skin is better. it's still not great though and has fluctuations...i am sure if i cleaned up my diet even more, my skin would also improve....


I'm glad i showered right before bed and skipped that this AM to make the morning fast after a busy first half the week with activities going on every single night since Monday...but I'm still rushing to get ready so I know I need to get outta bed earlier. 

It's not good to walk into work at exactly 7:30am on dot bc if there's any problem with the commute, i'll end up being late. It's better to have like 10 minutes to spare. 

Very relaxed day with a couple coworkers at meetings and others out for the day...

Looking forward to eating leftovers tonight and getting to bed early so i can end the week tomorrow on a Positive Note feeling more rested on a Friday!

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

graindart on 02/15/2018:
I miss the taste of the energy drinks, but not the caffeine content. Since I've been off regular pop (soda) for the past 10 months, I replaced it somewhere along the line with diet pop and zero calorie energy drinks. I did it mostly to have something else to drink other than water. I understand that water is best for me, but I get bored drinking it. The problem with most diet pop drinks is that they all taste kind of flat and are trying to mimic the full-sugar drink they're named after. What I like about the zero-sugar energy drinks is that several of them have strong flavors, including a nice sour pucker effect. Most of them try to outdo each other with the amount of caffeine they can shove in the can, but I'd really love them more if they kept the flavor and totally dropped the caffeine. Before temporarily dropping caffeine intake a few weeks ago, I was consuming too many caffeinated beverages per day. After tomorrow's exam, I plan on drinking caffeinated stuff again, but at a much lower rate than before. I think my plan of attack will be to drink a gallon of water during the day before I allow myself to drink any of the other flavored stuff.

horn_of_plenty on 02/15/2018:
yeah the caffeine (and all the artificial chemicals in those energy drinks - like the Monster ones that DEFINITELY gave me the pucker taste effect and i also enjoyed those strong flavors...)...but the caffeine and chemicals DEFINITELY messed with my skin and sleep. I'd drink them mostly after work on the way to the gym where they'd definitely give me an energy boost (i'm talking diet ones with just the caffeine like the ones you're having), but i'd be waking up all night. i'd then get up and be craving those drinks so often during the day...the habit got worse and i'd be buying very strong energy drinks to have in the early mornings at work...and my skin was just looking horrible...i'm glad i do not drink them after work anymore...but i do sometimes drink them on the weekend before exercise - a more natural one actually - an aminos drink that i actually meant to find on amazon to check the price bc my gym charges $4 a small bottle (they come in plastic bottles not cans...). these have a really nice taste, when i find a link to the product, i'll share it with you - flavors are GREAT.

horn_of_plenty on 02/15/2018:
oh, there are flavored things that don't have caffeine for your water...they sell drops and of course powders to add...but maybe you like the bubbles of canned drinks.

happy-1 on 02/15/2018:
I can report that True Orange Mango drink is an acceptable morning substitute for my near constant craving for Sunny D... And is improved with lime.

Ginger kombucha got me off the diet coke for a while. Sometimes I backslide.

horn_of_plenty on 02/16/2018:
I've never heard of True Orange Mango...looking up...oh it looks GREAT...looks delicious...great advancement of your calorie count from your previous Sunny D! well done!

bearcountrygg on 02/15/2018:
Your lunch sounds super healthy.....

horn_of_plenty on 02/16/2018:
it was..i got hungry 2 hours later though once the fullness subsided...but had a chocolate and was ok!

graindart on 02/15/2018:
Since I prefer my drink bubbly, I do use some of those flavor enhancer squirt bottles at times and just add them to Sprite Zero (zero calorie, no caffeine). What I don't like is that the flavoring never quite distributes evenly. I start off with a light flavor taste and end heavy on the flavoring, like it falls to the bottom. I don't want to stir it because I don't want to destroy the bubbles. Have considered the SodaStream thing, but don't really want yet another gadget in the kitchen.

horn_of_plenty on 02/16/2018:
also, you can add stevia or the squirts to seltzer!!!!!!!!!!!

i do not find that stirring just a little bit will destroy bubbles...try it with seltzer also...nice job on working towards eliminating caffeine.

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Feb 14, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

2190 5 day. sorta high.

Happy Valentines! Company provided bagels! They are very tasty! And i was able to toast mine! yum!


Kombucha 70 

Breakfast & Morning Snack: 1/2 bagel 200, cream cheese 150 (rest of bagel later 200), cashews 100, berry tea with extra sweetener fruit punch drops lol yes ...banana too 100. total here :750 - fine!

Lunch: it's healthy - lots of veggies and one of my pork burgers 200 - gonna do a low carb lunch i think. um, i think lunch was 700 cal...very big portions.

very dark chocolates 100


Dinner before gym at home: 


2250 total.


GYM tonight & hopefully getting there earlier...bed early...


Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 02/14/2018:
Hope you have a wonderful day. :-)

horn_of_plenty on 02/14/2018:
slow but good :)

bearcountrygg on 02/14/2018:
I got into the bagels today too...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 02/14/2018:
they don't satisfy me...at all! i eat half with cream cheese or a whole one...an hour or two later, i'm hungry. too many carbs for stable blood sugar right!? do you get that way too?

bearcountrygg on 02/14/2018:
Actually my blood sugar was 105 today ( after eating bagel).....being a carb does raise it a bit....so that was really good for me...I often am around 70 which is a problem that needs quick sugar....below 70 is seriously a problem....so bagel and 105 is super good for me. But carbs don't satisfy hunger for long usually...today I was just all messed up....feeling generally yucky....much better now.

horn_of_plenty on 02/15/2018:
eating carbs at end of a meal or after veggies and protein tends to make them more satisfying for me...

graindart on 02/14/2018:
Bagels, cream cheese, cashews, and dark chocolate. Your list of food items today entails most of what I love to eat, but haven't had much of during the past 10 months. In the past I'd normally eat a couple toasted bagels with each half prepared differently. One with butter, one with peanut butter, one with cream cheese, and the last with whatever tasted the best.

Love cashews, especially freshly roasted with large bits of salt on them. Love dark chocolate.

Unfortunately I have portion control issues with all of them, so have found it easier to just skip for now. Just another couple months and I'll try introducing them back in, hopefully in moderation.

horn_of_plenty on 02/15/2018:
actually, bagels do stink and it really messed with my appetite yesterday...i'd say mostly stay away from them...only reason i was eating them is because i personally didn't buy them...

i have new cashews with salt and pepper....and the black pepper helps me not eat as many bc it's not sweet...i realize i can make them on my own with salt and pepper lol ...

and the chocolate i started to buy mostly more for work - i thnk ghardinelli and lindt brands...individually wrapped..so i try to take one but lately it's increasing and i want another...i have to also work on portions...but they do say dark chocolate is healthy which is why i'm keeping with it (although i admit to buying WHITE chocolate and flavored other ones which do NOT provide a benefit! LOL)

for me, when i was first dieting years ago, i was much more strict. it takes years (for me approx 15 years) of learning - and still learning - the best foods and choices, etc., for holding my weight steady. right now i feel i gained, but hope it'll just go down without major restriction - as long as i'm active and bring calories down just a hair but not like 1200 or 1500 ...that's too low for me. I did used to eat that way, though.

i do also have portion control issues, so i also, especially in the past, was an "all or nothing" philosphy. i've changed a lot since reaching my goal weight which was always 115,of which i even am under it and love it.

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Feb 13, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Kombucha 60

Breakfast banana 120, wrap 60, cheese 100, egg 70: 350 - wow a lot of food for such low cals!...lol full but had a chocolate! 70

total so far: approx 470

snack: Peanut butter crackers package 190, coffee

lunch: all healthy for sure...from home i think i have rutabaga type of root veggie it was precooked from a specialty asian market by me (bought lots of food on the weekend - no need to purchase too much besides a dinner or two this week!) asian tofu flavored 100, tons of rutabaga 150?, and i think that's it?? might be forgetting something? 250...maybe coffee for dessert after..and some cauliflower in sauce 50, and chips 150 tops.450...

1150 after tasty lunch...snack clementine 50. AND CHOCOLATE 50

1250 :)

dinner: before class tonight...or even just a buttered roll and soup ...from deli. if they have split pea or lentil, that's my plan!!!

1800 after dinner...

after class: maybe nothing, sleep early tonight since last night was a late one (went to bed like 10:30pm and up at 5:15am...gets me way too tired to do this every night).



Lately, I am enjoying my fair share of cheese! Mozzerella it is - since i have a small package to use up at home. At work we have a toaster and i was able to heat up egg and cheese on a low cal wrap...tasted AMAZING!  

2050 total. I gained some weight around belly button area it's obvious so I will have to watch calories which is what I am doing better than the past few weeks :) specifically from eating too much on weekend.

2175 4-day

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/13/2018:
Melted cheese holds everything together so nicely doesn't it? My guess is that your body is saying calcium please!

horn_of_plenty on 02/13/2018:
you know, i think you are right.

innerpeace on 02/13/2018:
Cheese!! You know I love it!

horn_of_plenty on 02/13/2018:
I'm enjoying it a lot - noticing I always wanna take more than the serving size ;)

happy-1 on 02/13/2018:
Yum. Hot toasty lunch!

horn_of_plenty on 02/13/2018:
Hot toasty breakfast !!!

bearcountrygg on 02/14/2018:
A serving size of cheese is very small.

horn_of_plenty - Monday Feb 12, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Home: kombucha 60

Breakfast: pork burger (is filling at least, taste not so great...) in light wrap 300,chocolate 70, tea.

snack: banana 100 & chocolate 70 (idk, i really enjoy the chocolate / jell fillings)

lunch: all healthy from home: and a candy and a clementine. 500 total. later a coffee

snack: clementine / chocolate: 100

dinner: with Ricky before gym should be good..barley soup and some other things - good energy for lifting / workout out! prob around 500?

healthy total is 2050, excellent

snack after gym: yogurt and cranberries i am thinking! 200..and peanut butter 100.

Gym was great, but i was really bad today at the situps! i dont know why?! but my pushups were improved as were all my leg exercises.

 I must continue to strive to do my best by keeping an excellent 3x a week schedule!

My phone is in my car and it's freezing out so i should probably get it....not happy to have to go back outside at 9pm at night...but glad it's in my car and not at the gym....


on another note, i'm going to stop chitchatting as much as work, don't need to cause a problem for myself bc i talk too much - that could be a disaster.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/12/2018:
We don' t have pork burgers here....we have sausage patties...is that the same thing? Do you make them or are they already made up?

horn_of_plenty on 02/12/2018:
i made them with ground pork from deli section near the other ground beef and chicken and turkey products...not in love with the taste, i think ground beef is much tastier.

bearcountrygg on 02/12/2018:
That's interesting...I don't think I have ever seen ground pork here...mostly ground beef and turkey...even ground chicken is hard to find. Pork might need some herbs mixed in...it is a very mild flavored meat.

horn_of_plenty on 02/12/2018:
being that i don't eat pork often, it tasted very bad to me at a first taste. it's high in fat which i liked bc i wanted to see if it would keep me from being hungry...and it did work pretty well compared to peanut butter on a roll since the pork is also higher in both fat and protein than pb. ...

we have everything...i'm in queens, one of the boroughs of NYC, so you bet that a good majority of supermarkets are going to have ground products - all of them.

there was nothing mixed in except maybe some kinda light preservative, i used some spices though def not enough of them...i have so much more port left, maybe i'll combine some cheese with my breakfast tomorrow also...going heavy...only one problem eating this for breakfast is that you don't get the "fast energy" of sugars / carbs...like you get from cereals and other fast carbs...but you do feel better as the morning passes instead of more & more hungry. i made small burgers, just a little bigger than those small "sliders" as restaurants call them.

bearcountrygg on 02/12/2018:
I'm sure you could use it like ground beef....did you freeze it? Or even use mustard on the sandwich.

horn_of_plenty on 02/12/2018:
i should have freezed some...the 1.2 lbs made 6 small burgers - that actually weren't so small - 1/4 lb each just about!

graindart on 02/12/2018:
We don't have ground pork around here. But I like pulled pork or pork carnitas. Usually like bbq sauce or taco seasoning with mine. I guess we do have pork fritter sandwiches in this area (battered / fried pork patties). I like those with mustard, raw onion, and pickle slices.

I enjoy seeing your daily calorie totals because they give me something to look forward to in the fairly near future. I'm looking forward to upping my calories in a couple months when I switch to "maintaining". Once I hit goal, base daily calories to maintain is supposedly around 2300 calories for me.

horn_of_plenty on 02/12/2018:
And i'm only 115lbs at 5'1"...i sometimes might overestimate but not by much i don't think.

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Feb 11, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Hello :)

Slept a long 10hrs at least. Loving all the sleep I can get in weekends.  

Breakfast: pancake: banana 120, oats 80, egg and white 100, blueberries 50, butter 50, stevia, finished my cashew butter 100. Tasty. Kombucha 70. 570. I blended the first 3 ingredients with stevia and added the blueberries while cooking and the rest of the ingredients were toppings :)

noon mostly lunch & snacks: 650

1250..aim for today is 2000 cal or less :-)

3pm snacks: butter popcorn and an orange & plum 350.

1600 def home for the night, doing laundry soon and relaxing...

I think 2200.

2 day avg is 2300.

Ready to sleep early tonight


I did a lot this morning: Dermatologist appt was at 9:30 to which i got to exactly on time!  Then, i did errands all in walking distance: picked up a few things at the supermarket near dermatologist, picked up a free hand lotion with coupon at Bath & Body works, picked up some fancy food products at a specialty food market, looked at (but didn't buy bc nothing was really that nice) the wall art at Home Goods...

then drove to get gas on the way home & picked up some kombucha and then i was still hungry even though i had a hot dog while out for lunch lol...so i picked up lots of ready-prepared food at the place i buy kombucha. i haven't picked up this ready-made food for awhile...now, honestly, i shouldn't have to buy anything for lunch at work this week - i have SO MANY leftovers and also lots of fresh veggies in my fridge. i need to cut up the rest of the romaine that isn't yet wilted...had gotten it for the guinea pigs that never happened haha.

So i was out of the house 4 hours from 9am-1pm and got a ton done...i would almost take a nap now, but i'm more content to read a little, rest on couch, and when i feel better it's laundry time downstairs.

I'm content to rest up today before another full week ahead, including gym tomorrow night, class tuesday night, gym the following night again, followed by a night off any activities on Thursday & Friday :)

now i'm on the couch bc my legs are somewhat bothering me. i still have to do laundry and not sure if i want to go to the gym today to set up the running course since like i said it seems i might have minimal shin splints going on in my legs - or rather the muscles are just burning i don't know - from the excellent workout i did yesterday as well as the extra walking i do now everyday for communting - still getting used to it all.

 right now i'm just starting to get used to the new exercise routine i do...which is why i am so sore. once i am familiar enough, that's when the running / cardio can come into play...next weekend is a 3-day of which i hope to use to DEFINITELY try the jogging out - i'll listen to it now to get familiar with what the "beep test" sometimes known also as "bleep test" sounds like so i can be overall more familiar with it before i try jogging / running it!

On a good note, my situps have improved already just a little bit since i started them probably around 2-3 weeks ago! My pushups have decreased in my ability probably mostly due to skipping many gym sessions. Overall i have improved with the new workout routine which is wonderful - i'm definitely better at it than i was the first week i tried the exercises. It's all about staying committed and consistant. 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 10, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Middle of night snack granola bar and cashew butter 250

Breakfast: made a pancake! Egg and white 100, oats 100, banana 120, cranberries 80, stevia, butter 50, peanut butter 50, sf jelly 500 and very good before workout

750.....1200 before meal with parents....

Salad with feta and oil vinegar 150

Pita bread and some sauce 200

Meat and eggplant dish 250?

Fries and grilled veggies 200?

Later at home blueberries 150

2150...and total today around 2350. Some healthy some not. Overall decent.

Tasty breakfast before gym (seeing parents so not the big session I had planned which is frustrating bc it seems I have little control still over when I'm going to the gym bc of commitments that just seem to pop every week and it's royally a major pain). I had originally planned to see my parents Sunday but since they both somehow are working today Saturday - by me - I obviously agreed that today is a better day to get together at 2pm - the exact time I would have definitely been in gym so now my workout is earlier and will not be as long. If I did it tomorrow, it means the 3 sessions I planned this week turned into 2 bc I'd miss today - this winter it's been a challenge to get these sessions in.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/10/2018:
Ah well, at least you'll still get to the gym. Who knows, it might actually work out better this way, time-wise (no pun intended)...

Everything seems a little more difficult in the winter, I'm afraid.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/11/2018:
yes it will be a hair easier without the winter coat :) haha.....

bearcountrygg on 02/10/2018:
That's the thing about plans...sometimes you just have to go to plan B.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/11/2018:
yes, yes....flexibility.

horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 09, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Home: kombucha tasty...it woke me up 60.

Breakfast: coffee 50, turkey burger small in wrap 300, chocolate 70. 420.

snack: 1/2 banana 50 / nuts 150 / chocolate 70 ( i forgot if i took another). 270.

Lunch: nasty soup (was free yesterday though) 250?, chips with some sauce 160-200, veggies (not counting), clementine 50. 500 total = excellent, picked up GREAT food for dinner...really good veggies from the store 10min away.


snack: prob none, maybe 1 last chocolate....

Prob Not more than 1900, success !

I did great and got a haircut after work bc ther s a barbershop by the bus stop I get off at and a certain barber I trust to cut my hair - since as a female I must be careful who I choose !

2160 5day - not the worst ;)

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/09/2018:
Is kombucha like vinegary? I can't find it here... but they are saying it's kind of effervescent and sour.....now I'm really curious...

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Feb 08, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Home: kombucha 60

Breakfast: change of pace from home :) 1 egg 100, pb 100, small corn muffin 200. 400. (This breakfast was not as filling over the morning as a turkey burger...next week, seriously, i'm trying beef burgers in the morning - small ones)

10am snack: peanuts 150...

SO HUNGRY 11am but refraining from reaching for yet another snack...need to focus. part of a small rice krispie treat 50

650 before lunch.......grrrr.......doing good, the exercise last night has definitely got me more hungry today.

Lunch: not sure, going to a compliance meeting (mandatory to many in the company) from noon till 1:30 so food might be provided..bag of kettle potato chips and a wrap with fried chicken and i think some cheese and spread 500, 200 for chips

1350 after lunch, wrap for those calories wasn't worth it...not even that tasty. but the honey mustard dressing was nice.

Snack: clementine

Dinner: TBD..

2150 total


After work - i have an appointment for a laser hair removal that i paid for - it's like 10% of the regular pricing. the group of 6 treatments were $100 instead of like $700 so that's why i had bought it...i think i'm up to treatment 4 of 6. I'll go home, get my car, drive there. It's about 30 minutes i think from home. i should be home for the night between 7-7:30pm - which is typically the earliest i have been home this week - it does feel good to have been able to do all scheduled plans though...that is a positive - 2 gym sessions done M,W and my class Tuesday. An appointment tonight, Friday is to be spent HOME after work...and Saturday i have MAJOR gym plans - will be bringing snacks even - I plan to stay a long time practicing both cardio stuff and weights (if it's warm and doesn't rain, i may take the cardio part outside!) for now forcast says rain. at least it'll be warmer in the 50s.

I might eat mcdonalds for dinner, as i'm going to be parking in their lot for the appointment, so i might just eat there after...a salad, chicken nuggets, small fries - probably...or maybe even a hamburger :)..we'll see!


Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/08/2018:
Absolutely enjoy the food at the meeting if they serve food.....you know how to do small portions and you understand that the first bite is the best...and the second is a little less exciting...right on down the line until you get to the part of eating just to eat. Being aware of that is half the situation. Besides...sometimes trying other peoples food is interesting...lets you try new things and maybe give you some cooking ideas too...besides...having a meal with peers, coworkers and friends and family is a good healthy thing to do just for your minds satisfaction. I hope you get to try something new today!!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 02/08/2018:
exactly right....and yes, i know the deal with portions and also i can avg calories basically for anything (except pizza which i have trouble calculating in my mind for some reason)...but a meal with peers breaks the monotony of even eating the food i bring...and calms my own mind / satisfaction as you say. EXACTLY. i have little problems partaking anymore in eating provided food - except for pizza which i do not enjoy due to it's usually HIGH calorie content and low fiber / no filling my stomach...pizza doesn't cut it for me.

horn_of_plenty on 02/08/2018:
and i do have trouble eating only a little slice of pizza...simply not satisfying enough...most other food i can deal with...and then drink water or diet coke to keep myself occupied is my trick...although now staying away from diet coke bc it tends to make me break out. :) i'm doing better with just drinking water. :)

bearcountrygg on 02/08/2018:
Pop of all kinds has made my joints hurt since I was in my 30's.....I haven't had pop for a long time now...at least several months....it's good you can stay away from it. Pizza is like that...I've been on a pizza kick for the last 3 days....I'm not sure why...but I think it's over now...I'm thinking it was the cheese...must need calcium. But the salt content makes it hard to stop eating I'm sure.

horn_of_plenty on 02/09/2018:
yeah diet pop is not good as a daily thing...i'm glad there's no vending machine here...my skin has definitely improved at this new job...i've had far less artificial sweeteners - not on a daily basis anymore.

Donkey on 02/08/2018:
Cannot WAIT to hear about your serious gym session!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 02/09/2018:
i hope to spend time there & plan to be there for the afternoon - actually bringing snacks to have so i have no reason to leave early.

at the gym, besides the weight training, i plan to practice the "beep test" for the first time at the gym with my cones i bought for court officer training (there's two running tests that require the use of cones). so, i have a recording on my phone of this beep test so i can evaluate the level i am starting with...to see if it's even "passing" right now...and see how far i need to improve upon my starting point to get enough points to pass the "beep test" part of the exam! it's important i check on this.

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