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horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Sep 13, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home while relaxing and holding my sleeping hamster: kombucha 70

Breakfast: wrap 80 with extra cream cheese 100, lox so tasty 80, banana 120, crystal light drink (absolutely sick of coffee for this moment anyways): 380

Snack: cashews lightly salted and coffee 250

Lunch: healthy as usual this week....

Still too big with several servings chips and even too many oily eggplant pieces just yuck need to seriously watch it. 700 cals only limit was protein 1 egg and 1 egg white 

snack 1 peach 100


snack 2 special k bar 100


After jogging session: have a pimple coming..i should probably stay away from ice cream but may just have it, again. or i don't know what....we'll see. lately my appeite is off....i think tension about the upcoming trip bc i do get travel jitters! haha.

Dinner: tuna 70, squash 80, heavy oiled eggplant but so good 100-150?, some other nasty sweet potato in eggplant will not buy again 100 tops, and chips 150: 550 most. fine.

jogging was good and bad. i ran 2 mi and walked 1/4 mile and that got really hungry and wanted to leave right away and that's what i did!

TOTAL CAL: 2150. decent.

5 day avg: 2150. 

nite nite.

tomorrow i'll be going back to the gym.


I need to either make eggs or chicken burgers tonight. or eat sardines or tuna tomorrow, yes...

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/13/2017:
How's Hammys eye doing?

horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2017:
It's on and off....but better. If it's sticky, i just wipe it with a wet q tip. I am beyond doctors! haha.

I also bought some vitamins on amazon that i do add to its water. I do feel they might help. It's vitamin drops. just a daily type.

bearcountrygg on 09/13/2017:
Poor little guy!

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Sep 12, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

6:30am Kombucha 50

8:30am Breakfast: chips after it oops 110, coffee 50, wrap 100 with cream cheese 100, lox 80: 440.

11am Snack? cashews lol. 200


Lunch: got stuff, lots of food with me prob throwing out some too many not so great leftovers.

250 in carbs, 200 in cooked veg, 200 on proteins 650 total.

1350 after big lunch. Skipping afternoon peach.

Snack 1: peach. Didn't have it

Snack 2: bar and water with stevia

1500 before gym

400 after. Nice to have finally a lower total.

1900. 4day avg: 2150

After GYM (must go bc yesterday was a crap shoot as I was getting anxious about not getting $$$ Columbian Money before the trip and my dad says his bank can mail it to him...) 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 09/12/2017:
Columbia??? a vacation? what are you going to do there? Are you going with family and friends? I haven't heard much about this trip.

Does your work know you are leaving at the end of the year for NYPD? Maybe your boss acts that way because you are leaving. Maybe, who knows? I'm glad your chatty people are gone for awhile.

I plan on starting my jogging back up. I think i want to run in an event on November 4, so want to be ready for that. I do not like pain. Have a great day. iP

horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2017:
It's a smaller scale vacation with one girlfriend i know who lives in fort lauderdale. i'll meet her as i travel down to florida, she & i will reunite on the flight part from florida to colombia!

We didn't "plan" the whole trip and plan to just make plans in person a lot when we are there. It's 3 nights and 2 full days and 2 half days...so, it'll go QUICK! so, since she and i both live pretty busy lives, it should be fun for us to let loose in Colombia together. it'll be a reunion of 8 years ago when we might on a tour in Israel!

You ask about how my boss acts? Which way do you mean? I do not want to answer you except if i understand the question bc i want to try to think about your question. I do not think he knows exactly if / when i plan to leave. I would not discuss it with him again until a month or less before.

Others know i want to go, but there's no talk of it - i do not bring it up to anyone anymore.

Yes, most chatty people are gone. My boss seems to mess with the cowoorker i deal with most. He bullies him and told him that he talks with me too much. He asked him if myself and my coworker are talking about work or not....I think my boss would like my coworker to leave and that's why he's bullying him? i really don't understand it. Everyday i come into work, and once again my lead coworker tells me the boss was once again going at him earlier that morning. My coworker starts work around 6-6:30am and boss at 7. I come in at 8 which is why this happens each day. Weird. I simply tell my coworker to be more confident in his answers to my boss...to stand up for himself...and not to let the boss get to him. I don't think there's anything else to be done. Our boss has been our boss for just under 1 year now. So not that long. I don't even think he likes being a boss / doing anything administrative and that he'd rather just be an estimator without administrative responsibilitiy at all to help run a department / people. who knows!

Def continue with the jogging. You don't have to increase distance always. You can simply do what is your level now for awhile so it's not as stressful.

bearcountrygg on 09/12/2017:
So are you going to Columbia now? Fun seeing your FB pics...you really are in great shape...Great Job Girl!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2017:
thank you so much...i need to delve more into your page...i hope to find some pics!

Yes Columbia soon for a long weekend. I'm excited to be "let loose" and explore new territory...it's like living in a dream world for a weekend...like a world / government totally not what my friend and I are used to!

I'm going with a friend who lives in florida...we'll be on the same flight to Medellin, Colombia once i've made my own flight from NY to Fl.

Thank you for the compliments on my strength. I wasn't always this way. I've been doing the upper body weights and pushups for around 10 years with a few breaks in those years, but mostly steady....and the legs were injured so now it's been approx 1.5-2years steady of leg work.

always a work in progress. I used to be very out of shape and not fit. I worked for this! :-) I used to also be a binge eater. I can say that i no longer really enjoy the feeling of eating to oblivion of like 3000-4000 calories in a day. thank gosh those days i can reasonably say are behind me...i still overeat yes, but learned to manage how / what so that the calories aren't out of this world too high anymore. it took years of work and practice. wasn't easy for me! thank you so much !!!!

biscottibody59 on 09/12/2017:
Happy Belated BD!

C-o-l-o-m-b-i-a (o not u)

I'm an old editor!

horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2017:
Thank you....that's a really dumb / stupid mistake and thank gosh you corrected me! like for real! :-) talk soon and thank you for bday wishes! i hope you are doing ok!

horn_of_plenty - Monday Sep 11, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Happy Monday!

Home: Pineapple peach strong kombucha 70

Breakfast at work: coffee with milk and stevia 50, banana 120, coconut meat wrap yup 70 with pb and jelly 150. total here: approx 390.

Snack - the cashews...200 or so.  cashews are less satisfying than almonds but i've started to hate almonds bc been having them for months on end.

Lunch: leftovers mixed with lettuce that expires after today so i plan to throw it out - any that i do not finish and leftovers of chinese mix of onions and peppers, eggs, stacy's pita chips. WAY TOO MANY CHIPS 350, egg/egg white 100, some heavily oiled veggies 250. 700 total.


Snack: big peach 100

Snack before gym: Special K oreo pastry 100 and water with stevia. It will be GREAT to work out today...need to get my blood flowing again bc i feel super lazy and tired.





 3-DAY AVERAGE: 2235. VERY HIGH. lately always hungry at nigt and in AM. working on it.



Going to library to renew / return books before a gym workout tonight....Planning on a great workout! 1st workout of 35 years old!

I actually started a new facebook album called "Limitless" to post my workout photos from 9/9 thru 12/31 of this year. After that, i'll lay low in the NYPD.


460 and of course having a somewhat tired and hungry day. I had several days last week with energy drinks & diet soda and planning to steer clear of them this week. They always wreck my skin.


Was almost here on time..lol. 5 min late this time. I must leave early now that schools are in session.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/11/2017:
I LOVE facebook too. Getting rid of the drinks will be a big help.I swear they make me hungrier. Would love to see the pics>

horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2017:
I can add you on FB! My name is Jacquie Dana...what's yours?

horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2017:
You may not like my posts...i do a bit much on it...too much...and also a big union fan so i posted a lot of pics of the parade...pay no attention to those if it's not your thing :)

legcramps on 09/11/2017:
Yeah i'd love to see the pics also... I still haven't taken my before photos, but hopefully soon. You should add me on facebook - are you in the diet diaries facebook group?

horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2017:
what's your name on FB....i want to add you...i do not really check in on the diet diaries page at all...so that will not be a good place to find me.

My name is Jacquie Dana

legcramps on 09/11/2017:
Happy belated birthday :)

horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2017:
awww ty!!!

bearcountrygg on 09/11/2017:
Jacquie.....I couldn't send a friend request...but I did follow you.

bearcountrygg on 09/11/2017:
I have my followers option closed but you can send me a friend request.

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Sep 10, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Sunday eats: 

10am-1pm: Nice Peach almost 100 cal, 2 kombuchas with caffeine 140 tasty...oh...right, and leftover from coworker's wife!...: Roasted Indian style cauliflower (just a few cloves) soooo good on a wrap (Naan bread) that she made super rich...like 300 cals for that!

1pm Lunch: 1 egg, 1 egg white on a white wrap 200 total, popcorn 80: 280-300 and seltzer with stevia.


2250 avg for Saturday & Sunday.

2250 each day.

went out for dinner with family. ordered the same meal i ordered last year, forgetting that it was made TERRIBLY. oops. fatty and batter coated shrimp with nasty oily mushrooms. Oops. it was GROSS. but the sides and everything else was good. 


Sunday: lounging most of the day. Finished laundry this AM. My friend Jen is stopping by.

Early dinner tonight with parents, Greek food.  They're picking me up around 4 and heading to Astoria in Queens known for Greek food!

I am cooking up (baking) spaghetti squash that i cut in half and seasoned with sea salt, garlic, pepper.  and peanut oil and olive oil mix.  Hope it turns out nice. It takes awhile and the peanut oil wasn't enough that i put on, so that's why i took my spray oil and sprayed the halves halfway thru cooking.

Also boiling eggs of which i ate one whole and one egg white. So tasty when you boil them with sea salt!

I'll also cook my chicken burgers, but later in the week i think! Like Wednesday night.


Saturday, my 35th bday and the Labor Day Parade in NYC :-P .... 2250 calories, i am amazed that i was satisfied with a dinner of "frozen" we made slushies out of white sangria, peaches and mint and some ice cubes....and then red velvet cake for dinner as well...that i could go to sleep on 2250 calories. go me!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/10/2017:
Sounds like you had and will have a nice birthday....I love spaghetti squash...I have never seen them up here...but when e lived in the city...they were available...just as easy as cooking pasta really and a lot healthier....

horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2017:
Yeah, here Spagh Squash and all squash varieties are available. I had no idea that living in the country really is soo different. I should be VERY thankful of what i have available to me, bc it makes my love of veggies type of lifestyle MAINTAINABLE! LOL!

Yes, it was a nice & eventful bday weekend. I liked having the parade on my bday!

happy-1 on 09/10/2017:
Happy birthday! Big hugs!

horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2017:
TY Happy Lady!!!!!!!!!

innerpeace on 09/11/2017:
Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoyed your day.

horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2017:
I did. I'm really lucky. I just wish that the guy I am with I could love instead of really enjoy being with...i like him tons, but will never be able to love him like husband material, but he is SO GOOD to me.

He has showed me why i shouldn't have ever wanted to be with Paul the Phys Therapist, who never paid me any mind at all....

bearcountrygg on 09/12/2017:
There is something to be said for a guy that wants YOU. If you chase a guy, and he doesn't start chasing you back...you will be chasing him forever....sad but true. Hopefully you will find the right guy.

horn_of_plenty - Friday Sep 08, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: very bloated / things aren't moving fully but not terribe either. 4 cups of lower cal kombucha 120 (30 cal per cup).  need to use stronger kombucha tomorrow...will actually pick some up tonight after work and before jogging....need it for before PARADE...as you'd imagine i don't wanna be bloated during a long parade. 

Breakfast: perfectly ripe banana 120, coffee 50, 1 cracker 20, mediterranean perfect flavor veggie burger 130, wrap 100: 420.

Snack: little bit cashews 100 cal, finally! bc work ordered lunch :) and i'm waiting for my thai shrimp & eggplant to arrive!!!!!!!!!!! yum and i have extra greens to eat it on top of!  100

Somewhat healthy lunch: boss ordered chinese so i got the shrimp and eggplant, lots of sauce but took a lot off) 450 at most, an egg and some greens 100, and 1.5 servings chips 210: 750. was good.

snack: plum 100

Before run: bar 100

After run: not sure, maybe chinese. sugary natural proteib bar 300, ice cream 300


 2170 7 day, slightly high.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/08/2017:
Funny how that worked...Chinese for lunch...now you don't have to get it for dinner. Shrimps sounds good...I haven't had that in ages. Have fun at the parade tomorrow...and Happy Happy Birthday to you a day early.

horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2017:
awww thank you...and yes i will not need to buy any food for dinner...and i have leftovers of my order as well as lots of tasty veggies from my coworker LOL. Thank you so much for the bday wishes!

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Sep 07, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: extra kombucha, little backed up lol 100

Work: perfect ripe banana 120, coffee with milk and stevia 50, wrap 100 with sf jelly and pb 150. 420.

Snack: cashews!!! 280 too many, i know :) when i run outta cashews it will be a good thing!!!!!!! moving onto salted peanuts for awhile afterwards. the smaller the nut the better! cashews are too easy to eat too many of!

Lunch: healthy- 2 egg whites, 1 full egg 110 total, veg 200 with a few noodles, Stacy's Pita chips YUM original flavor 300: 650 tops

Snack: peach 50


Snack before GYM SESSION Special K pastry crisps 100 and sf drink


After gym: not sure but i think it'll be ice cream and chips lol. 550



TOM (Time of Month) is here and i am of course slightly backed up but better than i used to be on this day. I credit my usual kombucha habit as being helpful with my digestion lol...it's a very slow moving period this time around. It's early and I'm VERY happy about it bc if it comes this time next month, it'll be directly before my Vegas trip. That's good.  Also it's good it's sorta here now bc the parade is Saturday and hopefully tomorrow will be a heavier day and Saturday it'll cool off a bit. I think bc it's so slow this time around will be ok this month. OK, no more on this topic! I know, TMI!

Saturday is the NYC Labor Day Parade and my birthday. Not sure what i'm doing to celebrate as it's totally 100% based on my parents and really i do not care. I'm so busy so really it doesn't matter...I've got a trip to Medellin, Columbia coming up on the 21st, in just 2 weeks!  So, as you can imagine, I'm just keeping my head above water now by keeping regular workouts as much as possible, working, and doing a few weekend activities also.

I'll start packing soon for the trip - I will NOT leave it to last minute - planning to pack by next weekend. - maybe even starting to pack this SUNDAY thinking about it.  Which reminds me, I still need to call my bank to warn them of this travel plan to Columbia from 9/21 to 9/24 as well as Vegas in mid-October for like one more day than this trip is. Both trips are short as I'm saving around 5 days for December purposely to be off before I start up with the NYPD academy.


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 09/07/2017:
Wow Columbia. I've seen you mention Columbia before and i was thinking South Carolina or something. Are you going with friends and/or family. I had to google this place. What are you going to do there? So Exciting for you!

Doesn't New York realize Labor Day was Monday...just kidding, have fun in the parade.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2017:
Hi IP!

I'm going to Columbia with a long-time friend that i only met ONCE for two weeks almost. We toured Israel 8 years ago together and she lives now in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but actually is now spending some time in Nashville with friends bc of the hurricane. I plan to fly down to Fort Lauderdale and meet her at the airport there and we will fly to Columbia together! That's not my plan, but how it worked out by booking the flight with Spirit Airlines and we are really excited about it! I'm i think 6 years older than her or something like that.

bearcountrygg on 09/07/2017:
Love those Stacy's pita chips too. Can you get good peaches there......? We have just about given up on them here.

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Sep 06, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

6:30am Home: Probiotic drink that i don't love...must stop buying these drinks that simply aren't as good as the kombucha...this was the last time! lol.  i buy them bc they are even lower sugar but they do not work as well or taste as good. 50 cal. Mango Coconut flavor but not great.

Breakfast: huge banana 150, coffee with milk and sugar 70, wrap 100 with extra cream cheese 100 and salami 100.  520. 

snack? 300 cals in cashews...and they have hardly any fiber, tasty...but doubt i'll buy again? bc i constantly eat too many...but they're new and it's good to get into something besides almonds right now! LOL. i guess i'm a little bored!

1pm lunch:600 all yummy and balanced (hair of noodles (angel hair!), but mostly veg, most of a turkey burger and Stacy's Pita Chips in plain flavor = so good!)

snack: plum

1550 before dinner :-)

Dinner at home: ?



There's a NYC Police Band. After the acadmey and after I gain experience as an officer, in 2020, I plan to be ready to play French horn in the band!  I'll have to practice starting at least a year or two before. So i'll start practicing probably fall of 2018 :) and be ready for 2020. wowwww...talk about planning in advance :)


Today's a rainy day so I am not going to run or exercise (did gym already yesterday) after work.  I'll run FRIDAY EVE outside in the sun and gym again tomorrow as I do prefer jogging after a gym day.  I'll be walking a lot Saturday, but i'll try to be not too strenuous during the jog the evening before. It'll be more a workout on speed / endurance: run 1 lap, walk 1 lap, etc for 2 miles and may even knock that down to only 1.5 miles on friday night, we'll see - not looking to knock myself out too much as you can see!  I'd rather rest up for the parade the next day but not about to skip an entire week of jogging practice.

Parade Saturday and rest day Sunday. I can do it :-P  Feeling surprisingly good.



Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/06/2017:
Well you have some fun stuff coming up...did you play the French horn in school? Is it going to be a new hobby? As delish as cashews are...they can give you a belly ache is too many are eaten at one time...someone gifted us a HUGE container once and we learned the hard way...I googled it and yup...it's a thing! Then a while later my Dad was saying how he was enjoying cashews and I mentioned the tummy ache and he said he had not been feeling well either...yup...cashews strike again...I swear...they are addictive...but they need to come with a warning.

horn_of_plenty on 09/06/2017:
lol they are addictive and have like no fiber so i keep eating too many...no stomachaches over here! haha.....

i went to college and played horn throughout. my training is to be a music teacher (band). I performed a mini recital in college playing the horn....and for the past 10 years i've barely touched it. but after 1-2 years of practice, my lips will have the endurance and muscle to one day play again in a band. I'll see if i like it...and if i do enjoy practicing, i'll begin to practice until i'm good enough to play in the nypd band (takes time to work the lip muscle to make it strong just like a runner has to exercise his legs to run faster....and it takes months if not a couple years to sound good again after not practicing for awhile - i know from experience!). I played from the age of 12 thru age 24 or so.

happy-1 on 09/10/2017:
I love your planning skills.

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Sep 05, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: vinegar drink 50 (will force myself to drink the 2 remaining flavors before buying new...or at least drink 1 lol of the remaining flavors before buying more on Wednesday or thursday after work this week...)

8am Breakfast: wrap 50, extra pb 200, banana 120, coffee with milk 50. 420.

11am Snack: lovely lightly salted CASHEWS 230 loving them instead of almonds right now!

Lunch: healthy of course! leftover pita chips that are pretty good but not buying again bc very artificial tasting / too  much cheesy taste on them.  I like the brand but not this variety. will buy new chips Wednesday during work lunch tomorrow! and lots of veg and turkey burger! :) calories later: turkey burger 200 cal, chips 300 cal, veg 200 cal...700...bigger lunch bc indulged in chips. will prob do this for most of this week.

Snack in PM 3:30 or later: plum 50

Snack before gym: granola bar 100...

After gym: cookie? TBD! probably a cookie. protein cookie with PLENTY of carbs too. It's great after a strenuous weights routine, trust me! yup cookie 360 and chips 190. 550.

total is pretty decent at 2100.

4day avg: 2175 per day, good.


I slept at least 9 hours if not closer to 10.  So nice.  Yes, i had taken a sleeping pill but also overate on volume, not really calories, and was feeling all outta sorts last night. Happy to sleep more.  While i'm still groggy now at work from a sleeping pill, i am glad to get a little rest in because it's going to be a very busy week.

While I only have plans for 1 jogging session this week and my two regular workouts, I plan to get it all down between now and Friday. Saturday I am not jogging bc instead there's a NYC Labor Day Parade which I am marching in. And because it'll be plenty of walking, I decided the best bet for me is to do one jogging session and count the other as Saturday's walking in the parade.

What I think is my plan for the week is as follows:

Tues: Gym 1

Wed: Jog 1

Thurs: Gym 2

Fri: OFF

Sat: Labor Day Parade (have to get up sorta early in AM) (walking counting as second Jog 2 session)  AND MY 35th BIRTHDAY also 9/9!

Sun: OFF 

I'm good with the schedule above.  It's plenty for this short week.  I only need to pick up some bananas and then kombucha later in week and that's the only food shopping I am planning since I bought a TON on Saturday which was only veggies so it's still fresh (prepared food). I planned for an easy week on purpose.

Next, from now until my trip to Columbia on 9/21, I have planned for NO other activities during the week aside from workouts. No errands no extra stops. NOTHING. I want to keep it this way. I am trying to lower my stress leading up to a midweek trip. I now know I am not even stopping at parents' house like on thought on 9/20 in evening for holiday bc my mom said she's not doing it then (Jewish holiday)....so, it's cool as I'll get outta work early the night before my trip which is perfect...Everything looks good coming up!

 It’s so nice on a day I would have usually had NO PLANS to walk over to his apt (literally a 5 min walk away!) and watch a movie together. At home, I wouldn’t even get into watching a movie due to my own ability to distract myself all day long from accomplishing even a movie…so, it’s been nice with this friend. He’s helped me use my “relaxing time” more wisely….It’s nice to get thru a movie have dinner with someone and still feel relaxed after. I didn’t have this option with my former best friend so this is a nice change...

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

legcramps on 09/05/2017:
I'm glad you enjoyed your night dinner and a movie, always fun. You have a trip coming up, that's definitely something to look forward to! I also have a trip on the 23rd, I am going to visit my Mom and brother, and taking bf with me. First time they'll meet! Yikes.

horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
Where is your trip to? Out of country? I don't even think you live in US right?

bearcountrygg on 09/05/2017:
Sounds like you have a nice week planned...glad you had a nice evening too.

horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
yes, a nice & productive and fast week!

horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
really looking forward more for relaxing sunday, to be honest :)

legcramps on 09/05/2017:
No, I live in Canada :) and so do my Mom and brother, but they are about 2,000 kilometers away.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
Ohhhh....i knew you were out of US...and i think you used to travel, but that might by BornToCry. I always confused the two of you! :) In a good way...your were both very active and into fitness.

horn_of_plenty - Monday Sep 04, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

breakfast: plum 50, big banana 150, oatmeal with cashew milk 200, peanut butter but couldn't finish 200, cinnamon, stevia 600...and will have kombucha type drink low sugar 10 of which i'll buy more soon.

660.... Sautéed Brussels sprouts big serving 350 and shrimp 100 and plum 50 1160 and like 6 McD's fries 1200 :-) Early dinner : 800 at least 2000 total and bed early 3 day avg 2200 per day good.


2day avg weekend Saturday & Sunday: 2300 (too high oops) i totally forgot to record for saturday that i had a zillion tortilla chips!


Yesterday (sunday)  morning I heard unexpectadly of the death of one of my neighbors in my apt building. Funeral was quick yesterdayat noon - I mean the actual service was longlike 1.5 hours but from the time he passed on Saturday night till funeral straight thenextday Sunday it was right away which is how orthodox jews custimarily do it....

Many important people, active and retired live here in my apt building bc of the location and other reasons. It's an affordable apt but still very special place with hardly any other like it in all of Queens and NYC.

Anyways, he was only 46, a father of 4, active in his religious activities, and active politically as one of our assemblymen! He died of a long-time battle with cancer. It's very sad. His children are mostly high school / college age but the 4th child, a little girl, is only 7. So early to lose her father. Unlike so many families i think in the Jewish orthodox faith, their mother works in the schools as a social worker.  

She has obviously at least a master's degree then and she's brilliant. I have met her several times and spoken to her. She's in her 40s too. It's so sad that such a good man (he was known for his honesty, integrety and lack of any kind of ego or mindset of being superior. He felt proud to serve his community both politically and religiously and was a good man and father and husband and son and uncle and cousin and brother as well :) ...i am thankful i attended the furneral bc there was probably 500 people there and the people that spoke were mostly rabbis in addition to family members and the speaches were not only loving and generous but powerful, educational, and amazingly written to teach us what life is really about and people of true integrity. It's a sad loss for all. 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/04/2017:
That was sad about your neighbors.....and such a good man, sometimes things jus don' seem fair.

horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
yes, that's what the rabbis said! They said it's god who puts you on this earth and takes you off...but it's also god you turn to for solace...(especially his family bc they are very traditionally religious). not as much in my case....but it was very appropriate to this family. So sad you are right it doesn't seem fair...but at least he's remembered as being so giving, so good, so helpful, so honest, so purely loving to all!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Sep 03, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Kombucha 100, plum 50, pb 200, banana 120, ice cream 160 650

Bigggg lunch sautéed veg and salsas 300, pulled pork 250. And fried shell that salad was in 350-400 950 1600.....

Bud light and couple cashews 150 1750 afternoon watching movie at guy's apt 

Dinner with him: sushi 300, miso soup 100?, and couple pan fried dumplings 150 with tiny bits of pork. 550 maybe more

total: 2300.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/04/2017:
I found a huge jar of cashews here today...put hem out for hubby to eat...actually I don't think they are nuts..they might be seeds....whatever...they are delish.

horn_of_plenty on 09/04/2017:
I'll have to check that out ;) love cashews

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