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horn_of_plenty - Friday Apr 21, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

2240 avg this week good!

Happy Friday - I'd like to say, for once, after a full week, I feel quite EXCELLENT! I have this....NYPD January 2018 here I come!  I have no more time to delay it, so it's mandatory for me to enter in January. Will learn to run this late Spring / Summer.

Unbelievabe afternoon crap edit: This Friday ended in Drama at work again. with me involved. I'll write another time, it's too stupid to share. I have already made the choice to not talk to anyone, anymore (within reason). I will now have many days eat at my desk as well to have lunch here and not cafeteria. to leave at 4:30pm on the dot. I arrived here early, 15 min early at 7:45am. I will leave at 4:30 - there shouldn't be an issue here.


Home: Honey local extra larger serving 100 cal...it's done the job - hardly any allergies so far this year! fingers crossed about this. i usually get horrible pollen allergies. fingers crossed that this year it'll not affect me badly. And ACV with seltzer (cheaper than kombucha and is doing the job...i just have to perfect now the amount of ACV to add to seltzer so as not to waste too much ACV and also not to use too little so it doesn't work....will practice...as it's cheaper than kombucha (WAY CHEAPER).

8am breakfast: back to craving more fat and protein - wrap 100, cream cheese 100, salami with black pepper 100, coffee 50. 350.

Snack: almonds and also dried okra from a really sweet lady coworker that i get along really well with. a lady i don't hang out with much anymore, but she's cool. 200.

Lunch: matzah 120, beans 50, veg 150, soy chicken so good 250? 600 tops

1250 after a tasty lunch.

Snack: ? not sure, ,maybe granola bar - been liking this in the afternoon even on days without gym. 100

1350...before dinner. plan is to pick up plastic forks after work walk to the dollar store by work and then next pick up rx at drugstore.  

I am 



Total 2200. Good. Laundry will be done soon then reading and bed early :-)


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

innerpeace on 04/21/2017:
Can't wait until you go to NYPD. Is it residential training? will you leave your apartment vacant while you training? I know you will be busy but will you still check in with DD?

Horn_of_plenty on 04/23/2017:
It is not residential training to my knowledge. I'm glad it's not. Def not as I never heard that...so that means normal living at my apt.

I plan to YES check in with DD because i do like this online community a lot (and have been part of it for over 10 years now!).

Horn_of_plenty on 04/23/2017:
This is for January, NYPD.

innerpeace on 04/21/2017:
The girl said she wanted to start the couch to 5K with me, I'm excited for this, but she doesn't like to sweat or get dirty so not sure how long it will last.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/23/2017:
That is really healthy for her. Try extra slow with her, if she needs another week of each week before moving onto the next challenge with that program. ...

This can change her life. She can lose a lot of weight if she gets into activity. It's really healthy.

Maybe tell her it's healthy to be active...good for the mind and body. It will make her feel more powerful...stronger.

but be careful talking about weightloss as it can cause an eating disorder in young girls....that's my take.

mylilsista on 04/22/2017:
Sorry you had another negative experience at work. It sounds like detaching is a good idea--at least for now.

You sound SO motivated to join the NYPD. January will be here before you know it!

Have an awesome weekend dear :)

Horn_of_plenty on 04/23/2017:
Thank you so much, lil sista. It means a lot to have your support when at work i don't & my close friends are few.

I'll be doing this on my own...this journey to NYPD. THANK YOU for your support!

And yes, detaching at work. Just coming in on time & leaving on time.

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Apr 20, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

2010 6-day average, good! 

Home: ACV drink, honey, banana 150

Breakfast: coffee with milk and splenda 30 (had half), energy drink 0, wrap 100 with pb 150 (and some of that banana) 250. 300.

Snack: egg. 50.

Lunch: extremely healthy: white meat turkey burger 120, avocado half 150, broccoli slaw mix 100, other veg sauteed 100, matzah 120: 600 tops.

1100 approx

Snack before gym: granola bar 100, caffeine (oh and candies thru morning) 50 more.

and had one more granola bar at 3pm 100


after gym: protein cookie 350 and then back at home after a shower i had a craving for more carbs so i filled that craving - wrap 120 with a banana 120 and some honey 30. total here 650 tops.

total today is good: 2000. seems my body is i think able to burn around 2000 daily, i think, maybe, to maintain. we'll see.

Gym workout was one of my best. I wore only a sorts bra at the gym that i usally don't do that at - but it was worth it - i worked out harder. I may continue with that method.  It seems that nobody really gets offended....and that i am still respected....and i like to workout this way....i may.


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

puddles on 04/20/2017:
Hope you will have a better day today.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/20/2017:
I am, thank you Puddy F. I will comment later on your entry. Seems that everything is stressing everyone at work - boss took it out on me...things seem better for now.

mylilsista on 04/21/2017:
Sounds like a great work out! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/21/2017:
Planning on it!

PS - I was supposed to give a ride to a coworker after work today (FRIDAY!) to get glasses for him as a favor but he DOES have multiple days off he can take now to do it himself and he does drive and/or take busses.

I can't do the favor for him - decided to tell him i have to visit my parents...

I'm learning to limit what I say YES to. :-D

I need to take care of me after work today...not be running around getting glasses for a coworker / friend - when they are fully capable to do it themselves....

It's another "errand" that i don't need to do...it's not even for me!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Apr 19, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Food: ACV drink and some honey and later a small banana. 150

Breakfast: wrap 100 with small amount plantain 100 and peanut butter 200. 

Snack:egg 50 small amount and candies 50

12:30pmLunch: matzah 120, avocado 160, veg burger 150, more veg 150 tops: 600. and caffeine.

3:30pm granola bar 100


So busy i didn't even calculate a total until now coming back to this entry on Thursday night ! oh my lol. 

Dinner: tons of brussel sprouts and yes sauteed 400? with eggs 150. and i think this is it? and then dessert of a hair of ice cream 60. total here is 600.

total wed: 1950, excellent.


 Housing meeting tonight at 7pm...planning to have dinner at home first (or maybe mostly veg and a snack later after the meeting also!)...pick up some hot food and then walk over to the meeting as it's 10min walk from my place.  So a nice mile walk there and back tonight :-D  It's a meeting for all of us housing residents bc we hold stock as it's a co-op. It's an optional meeting that I have never attended in my four years living at my apt, so I'm eager to attend this ear and see what it's about!


As I wrote to Annie:

Going to take it day by day. Going to be ON TIME always to work. Leave ON TIME always.

I will manage the stress that I can manage and the rest I'm going to try to ignore.

I will do what I can, as well as I can, to make these last few months at this job simple, efficient, fast & as lessened in the stress dept as I can possible make them.

i will do what i can to stay out of everybody's way. I will do what i can to shut up and sit at my desk.

When it's 8am i'll be here (if not a few minutes earlier). and when it's 4:30pm i'm out of here, on time.

Annie, thank you.

I am going to try to absolute best to manage what i can. And not stress about what I cannot.


Work right now, well, it sucks.

There's a lot of tension overall in my large workplace.

And more and more, the office is cutting it's staff and downsizing.

I'm lucky to have this job but people are not all good right now, especially to me.

The tension for ME in particular is HIGH.

I am thinking it's a new week, my mood is lifted...and then....BAM! i'm struck out again. there's no relief, and it's very unsettling to me.

I thought it was a new week - was so thankful - and yesterday while i walk by my boss' office - he asks "seriously, is everything ok? you need to settle down and stay at your desk.".... When he asked me this question it was VERY unexpected by me. I was happy yesterday until that point. I was actually assisting a coworker earlier with his questions and helping him out.  I was doing my work.  Yes, i had spoken to a few people in the office also. ... But it seems that in order to get thru this job it will require me sitting down and shutting up COMPLETELY.  I don't find it healthy and i find it very old-school and typical of what assembly line work must have been.

I HAVE NO CHOICE.  So i am making one choice - arrive at work each day at 7:45 and leave at 4:30. Take my lunch in cafeteria and sometimes walk if i want to outside with an even shorter lunch. Speak to nobody. Not even friends. And run the hell outta there at 4:30pm.

For me - the workplace has become hostile and mean and inconsiderate. It's become a nasty place where many people would rather bully and laugh at people who have troubles.  It's become a very sick place for me to show up at.  My boss that said that to me was off both Fri and Monday....i worked that whole week as well as basically every single week (with one day off recently) every single week since early february. Get me out of this work environment. I shall leave at 4:30pm every single day as long as I'm in charge of that for the rest of my days.

There are some people i can still talk to if i have a problem. It's not a totally neck for neck place. But many of the hostile people still have jobs here and people's true colors are coming out.

It's become a neck for neck and hostile environment. And it is far from equal in terms of days of and stuff - some people have 4 weeks vaca and some of 2. It is what it is and nothing is equal - that's life.

I'll get thru but thank gosh for anxiety pills i take.....because i have a lot to get thru before this academy.

Trust me - you would be running for your life too if you had my job. People can be nasty. I'll NEVER understand why.


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

grannyannie on 04/19/2017:
Stress is so bad for your health, but unfortunately can't always be avoided. It's helpful to make sure you eat healthy, get enough sleep and workout.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/19/2017:
Going to take it day by day. Going to be ON TIME always to work. Leave ON TIME always.

I will manage the stress that I can manage and the rest I'm going to try to ignore.

I will do what I can, as well as I can, to make these last few months at this job simple, efficient, fast & as lessened in the stress dept as I can possible make them.

i will do what i can to stay out of everybody's way. I will do what i can to shut up and sit at my desk.

When it's 8am i'll be here (if not a few minutes earlier). and when it's 4:30pm i'm out of here, on time.

Annie, thank you.

I am going to try to absolute best to manage what i can. And not stress about what I cannot.

Donkey on 04/19/2017:
WORK: I completely agree with your approach. I think you will find that it will help with your stress level, even if it doesn't bring you to a happy place. I'm sorry that you have to put up with this bull****.

If nothing else, this is another motivator to get you closer to your NYPD goal.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/20/2017:
yes, trying really hard now to keep stress down. to learn to get by on minimal days off and stuff. I'm going to do it :-)

And then I'm leaving this job before Christmas but will be paid for the 2 weeks i'm saving up till then.

innerpeace on 04/20/2017:
I hate to read this...especially when we spend so much time at our work places. Sometimes it is hard to stay at your desk...i know trust me! I always just go with, they'll need me first before I need anything from them.

I hope it gets better as you mark your time to bigger and better things.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/20/2017:
Better, i just have to remain at my desk...or tell boss exactly where and when i do things. seems OK today :-D

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Apr 18, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

2012 4-day average.


3:48pm afternoon edit: i go to say hello to another administrator while i'm at work...my boss then proceeds to ask me if everything is ok? and that i need to stay at my desk and not get up!?


I am so angry. people here chat all the time. but i cannot chat? at all!? WTF man.....getting out of here will be the BEST THING EVER FOR ME!


I am now not allowed to talk to anyone. I must sit at my desk and that's it. I'm so sick of this piece of sh*t place here at work.;




Honey and kombucha also but didn't poop for some odd reason so sorta bloated slightly. not the end of the world! 100.

Breakfast:  wrap 60, with broiled plantain by me! 100 (small amount), peanut butter 200: 360, and some coffee but throwing away 40 coffee

snack: hard boiled egg 70, almonds 100 or so.

Lunch: Sauteed veggies in a lil oil 200, turkey burger 120, matzah 120, piece of fried plantain 100. 550.


Snack before gym: caffeine and bar 100.


after gym: protein cookie.  maybe some fruit also.

1650, total.


in Morning - (lately i drink some and then i don't have a taste for evening finishing it...weird). and totally not wanting lots of meat. sorta forced myself last night to eat meat. craving more carbs and i'm eating them. feeling good. ....and later i had an unsweetened matcha drink that was cool and i sweetened it with natural stevia. very cool!  i had found a small can of matcha at the store on weekend specifically buying it to enjoy at work. very tasty!



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

horn_of_plenty - Monday Apr 17, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Here at work feeling alright after last week and a more restful weekend thankfully i needed it so badly.  :-D


Home: tasty kombucha did the trick 70 cal a nice blend of carrot, ginger, and blood orange was the flavor. Expensive but treating myself right now.

Breakfast tasty at work: coffee i think accidentally with creamer (ordered it) 50, wrap 60, plantain that i broiled last week so tasty and fresh still! 140, extra peanut butter (not wanting meat wanting more carbs as I usually do during TOM time of month week lol) 200: 450 :-D

Snack: hard boiled egg and also drinking caffeine thru morning in addition to half the coffee the rest was thrown out. 80

1pm Healthy lunch of course: fried plaintains small amount 150, matzah one piece 120, cooked veggies with some oil 200?, turkey burger small but darker meat 150, 650 or so.

3:30pm granola bar 100

dinner: higher in carbs and no veggies (had mostly rice, a turkey burger, and lots of strawberries). this time of the month i do NOT crave veggies. it's the weirdest thing!

2000 cal today, excellent.

2133 3-day average.


i think i want to buy ice cream or some frozen yogurt later to have with dinner. i also see myself going to sleep early tonight and reading :-D 

It's been a relaxing day and I'm planning on a nice night. bosses are out and my schedule / work load is very light right now. i'm content on relaxing.


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

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Apr 16, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

2200 2-day average. i think the honey has paid off....that i've been having in order to prevent some spring allergies. we'll see if it ends up working out!

Tasty breakfast: honey 50 (20% UMF which is healthy for immunity, inflammation, allergies, etc.), oatmeal and almond milk 150, cinnamon, protein powder 150, peanut butter 200. 550 and good for me. followed later by energy drink.

snack: wrap100, avocado 150, egg/egg white 100 350.  period cramps and cravings. may take pain reliever.  makes sense that my body hurts - wasnt any easy month or week leading up to it....lots of stress.

total is excellent: 2050. goodnight all. very busy lady i am. trust me. NYC is nutz.

will comment on your diaries tomorrow prob at work. right now reading and resting. 


Gym: i want to go early.  but my body still feels bad.  leg thigh cramps. feeling bad. but nothing i really can do. i will go to gym. and come home and relax. nothing more i can do, really. life goes on. i don't have extra days to take off work. life is what it is.

when i'm close to leaving work, i'll leave early when i feel like and not give many sh*ts about it - i did all i could for it will be almost 7 years at this job when i leave. I worked loads of overtime and at times it felt like i gave my entire soul to the company. I am NOT kidding. I will make this work. I will rise above.  I will become that officer in January. My dream will become reality. I shall not give up on myself. It will come to be.  This is what I will say to myself when i feel stress. That I have risen above on many occasions - and I will do it again.

Nothing will stop me. No matter how stressful.  I have this within my reach. I just worked a holiday week without a day off and after going to Mohegan Sun. I have got this. NOTHING WILL STOP ME.  No boss.  No bully.   No Man.  No Family.  No Friend.  NOTHING WILL HOLD ME BACK!


before 11am - already all turkey burgers, i made 9 of them (2 packages) are cooked for the week. also going to cook eggs later as i ate up all the ones i made yesterday. I am ready for this week - as ready as I want to be.

 I am learning that life is going to be this way always - to better off get used to my new life...2 weeks vacation will be what i get until i'm 40. So I better learn to get used to it. Once in NYPD, I will have understood how it works - that on my holidays to always leave early...on important days in general to leave early. or I'll be pulling my hair all out by the time i reach my 40th birthday.


I will take a sleeping pill today - i want to be in bed extra early. It's a long week with gym on Tues & Thurs as well as a housing meeting (this one is an annual meeting only & i have NEVER went - and i've lived here 4 years so i want to go.... - it's on Wednesday). So my free days are Mon and Fri of this week, only. I AM a busy person.

Next week, I also have a meeting to attend for my union which is only 6 times a year. I may skip it as I have been relatively very busy and relaxing might be the way to go next week. ...but who wants to think of next week before even getting thru this week !? lol. moving forward...



I've put in an extra 2 small loads of laundry this AM so that I can feel better about the week. I washed the mats in my bathroom (one load) as well as the pillowcase I used last night, towels, and any clothes worn since yesterday bc when i got the haircut yesterday evening (a pixie cut! - now i have really short hair which i will keep for a LONG time if not the rest of my life!)...so yeah - my clothes and body was itchy this AM from the haircut so i washed those things after i took a shower.

Now I am feeling good...body is a bit crampy from period especially in my right thigh as usual. but i'm relaxing and getting ready to read more of the book on habits that I am enjoying from the library.

When i go to work tomorrow, people will comment on my hair - I am happy I did it - huge time saver. I can now concentrate on my NYPD goals, training, and gym. I cannot let anything stop me. With little vacation and sick days per year, the minimum for my industry as I haven't reached the 7-year mark for any extra holiday time, I need my free time to use how i need to use it - and on my hair is not that way.

Period now comes mid-month instead of closer to the end of each month. That's fine...Happy to be mostly home this weekend. I slept SO MUCH yesterday. 12 hours during the night from Fri into Sat and then I fell back to sleep for an hour after breakfast and an hour after lunch. That's when you know you need sleep. Tonight i'll take a pill and go to bed extremely early. Last night i didn't take anything - and still slept around 9 hours. Body needs rest.


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

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Apr 15, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

550 breakfast, followed by falling back asleep. sleeped around 13 hours total.

11:30 snack: lots of strawberries so good 100

12pm healthy lunch: tasted a turkey burger and decided to throw them out, so instead had a wrap 100, avocado 150, veggie burger 100: 350 still hungry...maybe some chips.300. 650.

snack: egg, strawberries 150,

snack: protein bar and ice cream 350 =


dinner: 550.

2350. excellent based on whole the whole day was and how i felt this AM.

will not take a sleeping pill tonight, but might on sunday night leading into a new week. 

finally gonna read.

i did go to supermarket today - and picked up things for the week. i don't need to go tomorrow. i picked up lots of ground turkey for tasty (and not spoiled!) turkey burgers to go along with my lunches this week.

overall, i did do what needed to be done - and tomorrow shall be the gym. 







i got a very short haircut this evening - i took off almost all the blonde and now have a pixie cut that i enjoy. short hair is good with my lifestyle of gym, lots of work hours, and trying to get into NYPD. short hair will be best. 


did laundry midday i finally worked up the nerve to do it and glad i did bc there was no wait and the laundry room wasn't busy. tomorrow will be gym at any time i like and perhaps cooking up turkey burgers or some other burger. i am not sure - or i may just get a lot of prepared stuff bc i want this to be a RESTFUL weekend. also need some seltzer.

other than laundry, getting mail and recycling some things, i stayed completely in my apartment today. I needed this. I fell asleep twice today - once after breakfast and once again after lunch! I needed this rest. beginning to feel a lot better. I should have a good week next week.


Today will be a REST day at home fully and not leaving my apt. my body and mind and muscles are beat after a very taxing and stressful week. i told my dad i will visit family next weekend (we don't do Easter anyways - not a Jewish holiday and we celebrated Passover on Monday night) becuase i really do not want to be out and about this weekend. this is timeoff - i don't have to answer to work - i want to rest - family will need to wait. I  need my rest in order to keep going.

I cooked turkey burgers that were one day expired. then i took a bite of one...and proceeded to throw the cooked, spoiled burgers out. YUCK. Too bad it's wasted...i prob would have cooked them if i wasn't involved with so many other things this week - Passover at my parents on Monday night and car stuff the rest of the week and taking busses instead of driving at certain points during the week - i wasn't in mood to cook the meat so it went bad. luckily, i do have eggs that i can cook and also some veggie burgers at home - i will NOT be food shopping or doing anything today other than relaxing at home.  My whole body is sore and tight. oh and i have leftover chinese too. i have quite enough food as I picked it up yesterday, most of the leftovers, on the way home on purpose bc i was thinking i wanted to have it on hand before this weekend began considering that i was thinking about being home all day today. so this worked out.

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

Donkey on 04/15/2017:
Resting is good. Sometimes we just need a time-out to recharge. Make it a priority this weekend :-)

horn_of_plenty - Friday Apr 14, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Seems like for all of us on DD, it's been a relatively BUSY time for us all lately.  Lots going on for all of us :-D

Happy Friday, Good Friday for some of you :-D

Home: kombucha 50

Breakfast: wrap 80, cream cheese 100, salami 100

11am snack: almonds 150 :-D such a healthy snack :) glad i'm doing this...and there's so many types of flavored ones to switch off using when sick of the plain ones!

Noon early lunch instead of 1pm: sauteed brussel sprouts lots and other veg too 300, 100 tofu, 100 matzah. 500 prob tops.

1050 or so after healthy lunch. but having a bit of caffine yes, too.  it's ok, sleepin' in tomorrow for SURE. and going to bed EARLY on Sunday night as well. The rest will be good for me!!

almost 3pm: granola bar 100 later 2 chocolates 50. 

1200 :-D

Dinner: not sure but i am sure that i'll be relaxing ALL NIGHT! 800 OR SO DINNER.


very tired now. it's only 6:30pm but very tired, gonna read and then sleeping pill and sleeping in tomorrow.

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

Donkey on 04/14/2017:
Well done! Enjoy a good night's sleep. A body needs rest too!

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

Home: acv, no cal

Breakfast: wrap 100, cream cheese 100, salami 100, coffee with maybe cream (ordered at work with coworker) 100, small banana 100: 500.

1850 - perfecto.

2060 6-day average.

Gym - was actually very GOOD - i felt really powerful and like I can accomplish my goals overall (NYPD) while i was at the gym i was thinking really positive and powerful thoughts <3 as I had a TON of challenges this week and got thru them :-D  I know I have it in me - to get where I WANT TO BE!


Bus home last night was good and Bus to work this morning was good. (actually 2 different busses each way lol).  worked out well. approx with the walking (not much like 10 min) 1hr 15min min each way.

Home: had trouble getting ready earlier...for bus because bus takes more than double my car commute...so didn't really leave too much earlier...but only got to work 20min late which is GREAT - it's a holiday week so far less traffic on the road thankfully!  Car repair should be done tonight.  If not, I can take bus but better to get car back as I planned to have it back....i'll pick it up and then go to gym probably. 

Legs are a bit sore / left ankle feeling a bit weak after lots of extra stress in general and also bc some extra walking while holding my bags. I'm so outta shape, it's pathetic. But I have faith I can change my ways. I did have a banana and am having potassium to counteract it - as well - i was drinking a lot of caffeine and that can add to my feeling sore. This has probably a LOT to do with it.

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

grannyannie on 04/13/2017:
How long until you get your car back? A commute twice as long would be annoying.

Hope your legs feel better. Hard to believe you're out of shape though.

I always weigh my almonds in 10 gram servings which are 60 calories - so just count them out as 6 cals each. Easy.

Donkey on 04/14/2017:
Be careful with your legs!!! Don't push it too hard if they are hurting or aching.

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

Home: ACV type of drink 40. I may buy one tonight after the bus as it drops me at that supermarket if i wish to get off and i will. I'm very emotional this week - just lots going on.

Breakfast: wrap (even though it's passover, i'm following the "no yeast/bread" rule only at work lunch.  It's what I can handle right now. So - wrap 80, cream cheese 80, salami with pepper 100, some way too creamy coffee 50, caffeine drink(s): 320.

11am Snack: Almonds 100

1pm Lunch: smallest orange ever 50, lots of sauteed veggies 300 at least, 1/2 turkey burger 60 most of a piece of matzah 100: 500 or so 550.

1050 after very healthy lunch :-D

Snack before going home: tasty granola bar to get me thru this commute by bus / walking

1150....maybe also a flavored drink from supermarket 50 more

Home: maybe healthy - mostly veggies...probably cook some turkey burgers too - yes - got the meat already at home :-D maybe 400 in veggies, then 100 in banana, 100 wrap, peanut butter 200, honey 40: 850 or so. fine. maybe less. eggs seemed spoiled somehow - sticky on outside so i threw the 4 hardboiled eggs out.

2050 today = good.

5-day average: 2100


10:30am Edit: Car is now dropped off, I've been back to work for 15 min...it totaled a half hour that i was out of work from past 9:45 till 10:15am for this car repair (he nicely drove me back to work)...i can leave 5pm today and not taken any extra time away from work.  Eating lunch at my desk.


Today I quickly leave work very shortly to drive my car to repair shop 5min away.  There, they will repair one of the passenger doors with horrible scratches in it. I spoke to father and will not be changing insurance companies or anything until the door is fixed. It'll take 2 days total, so tonight i'm taking the bus (2 busses) home and same for coming to work tomorrow - to come by bus. Some coworkers always take the bus and i never did - so it's good for me to experience how it is for them...really...and luckily i went to gym last night so that i don't need to go to gym while car is being repaired. I'll have the car back Thursday after work - just in time for going to the gym after i pick it up...life is really busy, as usual. I will NOT be wasting ANY vacation or sick days to do these types of errands - instead - i'll do them like i am during work times so that AT LEAST i CAN ENJOY the 10 vaca and 5 sick days that I am granted here.  There's just no way I am giving my TIME TO RELAX away for personal AGGRIVATING REASONS.  

I used to work tons & tons of overtime here. 12 & 13 hour days from 7am to even 8pm. I don't have any time left to give anyone - not even work.

To switch from here to NYPD career change - everything is needed to change. And even though everything (my life) is looking a mess at the moment, it works out really well for good people - my life will work out  in the end. Money isn't great now - but down the road it will be for me - or at least LIFE will be GOOD for me.  It is now - just a few obstacles going on. I'll get thru.

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

grannyannie on 04/12/2017:
Yikes! 12 or 13 hours a day!?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/12/2017:
used to be, for approx 3-4 years i would work lots of OT...that was my max, more it was a usual of 2hrs OT a day...like 10hr days. but those 12-13hrs days did happen time to time and were extremely stressful (and without early notice - i'd find out that day..as the day progressed..). things are FAR better now. really hardly any OT at all now. I'm now in my 6th year here (7 in Feb but i hope to not be here by then).

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