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horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Aug 21, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

new cruddy bar and coffee 300 

wrap, 80, egg 80, avocado 80. 250.

almonds 100

lunch: healthy...from home and nice choices of veggies 50 and half a chicken burger 100....one naan bread 150 and avocado 100. . roasted veg squash extra oil 200. 600 tops.

COFFEE AND CHOC 100, later almonds. 50

dinner: steamed veg and chick peas 150?,balsamic and oil veggies too 150, chicken burger 80, wrap 70. 450, fruit..100. 550, good!

after gym: tbd - probably a cliff bar :) 250

2200 :)

4day:2175, good.

All in all, i'm doing good and resting up a little before a late gym session. Trying to have some balance & realizing that I'm taking Friday off, Next Friday we get out early, then...

Labor Day off,

Then 9/10 & 9/11 off for Holidays,

then 9/18 off for same reason...i'm using sick and vacation days to cover when i'm out in September and really glad the days are coming.

I will feel VERY good by the end of September...Fitness will be easier to fit in.  I will NOT be taking any classes, and just concentrate on my cardio and fitness routine...and see where it takes me come end of September. And from there, I will keep on doing my best. I have a few sick days to use in Wintertime when i need to. So things are good.

And for my Paris trip in April, i'll use the new days that we get in April our time is all renewed.  I had been thinking earlier to use old sick days because they last till May but i decided i should take time off little by little with the 3 extra days in the Winter - use them for taking it easier rather than stressing to save them! 

I'm very well set up for Winter this year with lots of time to be off and working on fitness without getting too run down. I want to make this happen...my goals, that is.

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Things to look forward to - gym tonight :)

higher cals this week...is ok....no pressure :)

2166 3 day avg before today :)

 

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/21/2018:
Isn't naan bread amazing????

horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2018:
YES


happy-1 on 08/21/2018:
yum. Indian food

horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2018:
naan from supermarket...needing changes of pace at the moment...starting to get very sick of eggs for breakfast! soon to have protein / nut butters for a change i think in wraps. like pb&J and stuff again...yep, need a change!


Donkey on 08/22/2018:
You had a great day! And good plans ahead for September!

horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2018:
yeah...isn't it nice to have some days / dates to look forward to?! It always helps me a lot when I think of plans/a different schedule for a few days/change.

horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2018:
my goal is for PROGRESS thru January in my training :) cardio and weights. I have a good schedule for progress :)

horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2018:
Like you were saying or maybe it was Legcramps, i'd like to make a dent in my progress like any fitness enthusiast and now is the time to concentrate on it...MUCH MORE.

I'm SO HAPPY to not be taking classes or have other delays...so now is the time to push the fitness focus.



horn_of_plenty - Monday Aug 20, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

What do you all think:

While everyone talks about "hanging out" and what they are doing all weekend, I am seriously wanting to get back to MYSELF and my own fitness routine...hang out less, much less, train more. LIke, a 3-day weekend doesn't mean hang out twice, it means exercise twice....right now, i know, i want to get better ...not stay the same, it means train more and make myself happy...cooking, etc.

i may even start dating down the road again...like in a year...or hopefully in a year the Court Officer exam will come out - i think it comes out 2020...ample time for me to STAY READY....like i've said, my pushups and situps are good...i just need the cardio part...it CAN be done...WITH TRAINING. however, if i don't make some more dents into my cardio, which i've done well with so far, if i dont' CONTINUE through all seasons and months, i will NOT get there. I'm ready to change. I should use my "single life" to my own advantage.

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gratefully got to work on time :) on the dot. amazing, because i left very late by 10 minutes!

kombucha 50

coffee 50, banana 120, coconut chocolate coated bar 170. 350...chocolates 120

Snack: i will actually be trying to be healthier this week bc i want my skin to clear up (it broke out yesterday) - so i have to watch caffeine and diet drinks. wrap 100, egg 100, avocado 100.

Healthy lunch: caeser dressing a little bit 100?, avocado 50, over my steamed zucchini spirals 100 that i made using my spiralizer and an egg 100 and one naan bread 150 500. AND the other naan 150 :)

snack: almonds 100 ?? maybe and coffee

dinner fruit,  and a fruit nut bar 400, maybe some ice cream. 100..relaxing., 500 total, kombucha 50

2200...good.

 i relaxed and then got up and cooked the chicken burgers...YAY! and chopped up celery and made my breakfast for tomorrow :) happy to be home, planning my food tomorrow...everything is nice and ready :) much easier to stay on track when you are prepared!....

ready to be up early tomorrow, Tuesday...and ready for work :)

dinner: TBD...i will cook my chicken burgers tonight ! - and probably enjoy a warm one:) i might have ice cream tonight.

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no exercise tonight i don't think besides walking from train home...bed early again.

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 08/20/2018:
Good job getting it together on Manic Monday!

horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2018:
ty...i'm happily now in the PM hours at work :)


BearCountryGG on 08/20/2018:
It's funny how leaving at different times makes getting to work different....It was that way for me too.......I had to make a left turn on a bumper to bumper 2 lane highway....in the dark..in the mornings......I figured out that if I left 10 minutes later...it was a lot easier.......people and their habits.

horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2018:
yes, totally, and i just got lucky today as i've done this in the past and have been late..i got lucky :)


legcramps on 08/20/2018:
Have a fantastic day!


legcramps on 08/20/2018:
If you want to get back to working out and focusing on yourself on the weekends, then that's what you should do. It doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks if you believe that's what you need right now. No one to please but yourself! So get at it.

horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2018:
OKAY, that was motivation enough :)

it also has to do with having difficulty making plans or not wanting to be around the same person the whole day...and rather not make plans with that person because of it...LOL.


BearCountryGG on 08/20/2018:
I think you should do exactly what YOU WANT to do.

horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2018:
yes, it seems better i take my personal approach compared to the more mainstream approach.


Maria7 on 08/20/2018:
Glad you are having a good day ant making some plans that you are happy with.

horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2018:
Yes...to continue my fitness aspirations :)


Donkey on 08/21/2018:
I agree with all of the above! It might help if you set smaller fitness goals to meet along to the way to the court officer tryouts.

Fitness enthusiasts, folks who compete in races or bodybuilding, etc. -- they have jobs, lives, friends, family, but their focus is their fitness passion.

horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2018:
yes, i'll continue to break it down...right now basically my cardio goals are just to be actively moving around, which i do....that's first....

now, i have to have the hard-core cardio more planned, you are right...

i agree i can have more focus on my fitness passion....back to that mindset.



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Aug 19, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

A few strawberries and one of those mini bananas (the taste when they are ripe is outstanding and similar to strawberries but a creamy texture of course!) 100

Some whipped cream 120 Oatmeal with almond milk 180 and a scoop of peanut butter 100, stevia and cinnamon galore on everything !  kombucha 50., later coffee 100

1pm tasty and healthy lunch: wrap 100 with avocado 150 and eggs 150. 400..popcorn 150

2pm snacking before gym 200

After gym, bigger meal :) veg/fruit 200, tuna 100, chips 250 - 550...maybe blueberries also :) 

2000

2day: 2150, good!

 

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feeling a bit tired and lazy but will get gym out of the way...it's a sorta busy week ahead...with one after-work, work commitment thursday night...I have planned for Friday off but may just stick to my own thing that day...not sure.

I did get my car inspected today which took around one hour, not bad. i did also a minor food shopping. i think i'll go to gym & may even skip out on laundry until Friday.

it's going to be a very fast couple of weeks here...!

That's a reason i'm taking friday off...i'm really trying to increase cardio now...or rather, continue it. It seems i have taken quite some weeks off the jog...and i will be trying to now take advantage of some of my days off to train, rather than just to sit on a beach.

i realized today at the gym that i need to be a little more aggressive with increasing and keeping up with cardio...and see friends less if that is what it means. otherwise, i can throw away plans to be a court officer. As of now, i still have a big chance...i just have to keep training. My abs sit-ups and pushups are great on their charts. i just have to train my cardio...it is still a possibility if i work at it....which this week you;ll see that as well as next week...the month of September, being that i'll be home on the Jewish holidays, will go well with my planning for cardio and gym. So, really, from now till Mid-September, if i stick to things, i will see improvements overall.

October i have days off just and September for work holidays...and December will be a longer month - but still having Christmas and New Year off...

then soon after, I'm taking 2 full weeks off to go to Miami...and hope to continue to train there at a gym & get in more WALKING cardio (i may not do running while i'm away)...taking it easy, instead, with that part.

And by the time I get back from Miami, going away on the 9th, it'lll be already the 22nd...and so February will begin... :)

March will be a long month, i am tempted to use all my sick days (3) that i will have left in March. - they last till April, but i do NOT see it as a good idea to try to see how LITTLE i can get by on...and would rather be more rested as i can....especially with this training. I have high hopes.

 

 

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/19/2018:
Gotta eat those fresh fruits while we can.....fall is coming fast!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2018:
it's right around the corner haha ;)


Donkey on 08/19/2018:
Friday is so far away...

Horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2018:
doing laundry now lol :)

Horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2018:
basically bc i want to wear my dirty dresses :)



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Aug 18, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Kombucha thankfully :) 70

Pb on wrap and coffee 400

Lunch: Sorta larger bc a lot of fries but healthy chicken sandwich 800 and Diet Coke 2 lollipops 100 1400-1450 Home : light hoping no dinner with friends and just be alone tonight :-)

Nice dinner at home: leftover veggies from restaurant that were NOT cleaned well - so i was chewing on sand! 100...toast 160 with avocado 160, and lox (smoked salmon) 130 or so. total here: 550 :)...

2000...sorta in mood for a dessert!...ice cream 200

2200, and i forgot snacks earlier 100. so, 2300, excellent. happy with it, and calories spread over the whole day which is good too. hope to sleep in tomorrow.

 

 

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i could have slept for 12 hours this morning!...but up slightly early to get ready to go to a Water Park today.  It's with two ladies my age and one has a daughter. The other one likes to know definite plans (as do i) ...but those are thrown out the Window when you travel with a 10 year old...kids change things. I'm ok with this....really can't even think more about it.  Friend without kid kept asking so many questions about today yesterday, i couldn't even think anymore...what will be will be.

 Once again, i have learned that when making plans to only make plans that i really want to do & not feel responsible for coming up with plans for other people if they say they wanna do something but don't come up with the plan themselves :) just a little reminder that it's soooo not worth it....the reason is that i do not want any blame or negativity coming my way when plans change or don't go as smoothly. it's just not worth it to plan things for others. if they don't wanna help with the planning, than i'll not take full responsibility anymore...with most of my friends, i do not have to worry about this scenario...but when i do, it's not worth it.

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/18/2018:
Have fun today! I try to keep expectations low for these sorts of outings and, especially with kids involved, "go with the flow", don't be in a hurry, enjoy the moment you're in.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2018:
yes, the girl was actually 8...i thought she was older...we did have to go slow and do what she wanted. didn't do much, but got to enjoy walking around and enjoy the time outdoors...good enough for me...home and very tired now after a day of needing to be "on" all day bc with a child.


BearCountryGG on 08/18/2018:
Going with the flow is so relaxing....no matter what happens......it's ok

Horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2018:
i will attempt to do this even more...especially when kids are involved, as i have learned!


Maria7 on 08/18/2018:
Easy to overdo for others when they may not really need or want our help when we mistakenly think they do. I have learned this the hard way. Smile! :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2018:
yes, i keep forgetting that it's totally ok to pull back. before i become overwhelmed trying to create a good time for people when it's up to them weather they enjoy themselves in the end. yes. - i don't like to feel responsible for others' good time / not good time.


Donkey on 08/19/2018:
Wow, this is epic: you are not responsible for others' good time. I'm going to remember this for myself! :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2018:
yes, it's hard to remember bc you can also use this scenario even about family members like your kids and if they have a good time...once people are adults, that is. like, i still feel a little responsible STILL but really, REALLY trying here to be my own person this year which at work has changed because we go to lunch together a lot - better to be with "the group" at work since if we take a long lunch, it's ok...but if you do that on your own, you're not ok...you know?

but back to what you said, as adults, you can only be responsible for your own good time. if someone else doesn't have a good time, it is on them...and they should have not gone if they had that poor a time...or they should realize that as a group, things will be different. that's what my friend needs to learn - to learn MORE. but then again, she's her own person :) so i can't feel responsible to teach or show her...only live my own life. it was nice having her there, we went down ONE slide together. i did a total of TWO slides the whole day :( one by myself and one with her....but best of all, i'm so happy that my ankle and legs don't hurt today!!!!!!!!!! that's the awesome part of this!



horn_of_plenty - Friday Aug 17, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

home kombucha 70

coffee and bar: 220

wrap 200 with  avocado 100 and chicken 100. 400

Lunch: leftover cauliflower fried rice 250 with a wrap 200. 450-500. craving to have EXTRA caffeine..maybe a coffee after lunch or something.TOTALLY HAD A SHOT OF MOONSHINE AT LUNCH...AND DIDN'T REALLY EAT LUNCH YET...SLEEPY. FARMER'S MARKET WAS SELLING LOL.

Snacks: banana 150? coffee 50. 200.

healthy dinner: tbd...i have a lot of cooked healthy veg at home, bed early, no exercise needed i do not think...plum 50, wrap 200, chicken 100, roasted veggies 150...500....ice cream 320.

2200

weekly avg: 2070 :)

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have to be up and at it tomorrow going to Water Park Saturday, but not so early thankfully.

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could have slept more this AM, but happy i did a great job at the gym last night :)

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/17/2018:
Congrats for the good workout last night...I too thought that was a restaurant or car detailing /auto place in the background. on FB........I LOVE being FB friends with people on here.....it does add to the fun I must say!...like living 2 different lives at the same time...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2018:
it is fun indeed, i'm sure you find my lifestyle a faster pace and i'm not even that fast-paced as some other Crazy NYers!

yeah, it is fun indeed on fB and here! :)

i know it's a give and take with the workout stuff...not everyday will i feel well-rested at work, but, it's good to try to balance days of better sleep with days of late nights...doing a pretty decent job of that this year. ...tonight will be another early night.


Maria7 on 08/17/2018:
Good on the gym last nite. :-)

horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2018:
ty, i thought so too....sometimes i know and have learned i'll just have to get by on a little less sleep...and make up for it afterwards :)


BearCountryGG on 08/17/2018:
Liquid lunch eh? Looked good in the picture....somehow moonshine and Manhattan are a funny mix though...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2018:
because Moonshine is more country? right? i'll be looking it up now :)

it was a FARMER'S market! lol...


BearCountryGG on 08/17/2018:
Yup....moon shine and Kentucky come to mind...LOL



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Aug 16, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Happy Thursday....seems i'm still looking for more sleep. Will do that on and off as i am able to..

No Kombucha...i may take a slight break

Bar and coffee 200, i think a banana too 120. 320.

Snack:  wrap 200, chicken 100, avocado 100  Small bar 130

Lunch, tasty: Avocado 100, tomato salad 150, wrap 200, 2 small falafel balls / extra tomatoes 100. 550 healthy.

snack: 150 dark chocolate..

HORRIBLE GAS...too many veggies, i'll have to work on it...and also too many atkins bars.

GYM TONIGHT..looking forward to doing my thing and being very happy doing it!

Before gym: tbd, thinking a sandwich and seltzer 400, hot balsamic veggies 200.

1750, healthy...heading out to gym late around 8pm....deciding lately to RELAX before gym, after i eat....time to go!!!!!!!!!

 2000

After gym: bar?

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 08/16/2018:
I needed more sleep this morning too; in fact, I 'snoozed' my alarm three times and barely got up with enough time to get ready for work! It kind of throws your whole day off when you get a late start like that. Hope you're able to snag a nap in the day.

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2018:
no nap...but i do feel MUCH better now compared to this AM...i know it's slightly in my head...lately i start to notice myself getting "negative" or thinking a more negative thought and realize it's partially up to me to turn the frown around!

also helps to get more sleep, when i start to feel this way.

i also ate a little better...dinner was more carbs and same for lunch.


legcramps on 08/16/2018:
Lock yourself in the bathroom and do a little dance, get the blood flowing in your veins, elevate the heart rate, and HAVE AN AWESOME DAY TODAY!

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2018:
i was assigned to work on something that required some movement on my part and it worked out quite well....i stayed warm and i woke up as i went!

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2018:
i just have a LOT of gas bc of poor food choices (2 atkins bars and coffee in AM) and then too many veggies at lunch...lol. i will have to pull pack on that - just a little bit.


Maria7 on 08/16/2018:
Hope you have a happy day! :-)

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2018:
YES ! LATELY WHENEVER YOU SAY IT, IT HAPPENS!


happy-1 on 08/16/2018:
ha! yes! go to the bar for a fancy cocktail

Horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2018:
LOL LOL...i meant Nutrition Bar! hahahaha


Donkey on 08/17/2018:
^ Too funny!


BearCountryGG on 08/17/2018:
Gas must make work interesting.......

horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2018:
YES, LIKE WAYYY TOOOO MUCH. CONSTANT. I KNOW I CAN DO BETTER :) HAHA...like pull back a hair on my crazy food choices. but, it's ok, but it was bad.



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Aug 15, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

5day: 2050

Wed 2100 total

Kumbucha 50...later coffee 50 and dark chocolate 150. and then a peanut butter chocolate atkins bar 250. total here: 500

snack: pb 150 on wrap 100. 250.

lunch: from home, finally: cauliflower rice 100, turkey sausage on a wrap 200. plum 100 - tops 400.

snack: banana close ot when i leave here i think. need more potassium i think.

dinner: a nice soft wrap 200 with chicken 200 and avocado 150. 550 popcorn 200 2050 - excellent something light or the ice cream i think with banana..i just want to sleep very early tonight.

thinking to skip exercise and go home to sleep early tonight as i've been busy since Monday night :)

all is good, but know i want to catch up on sleep tonight :)

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/15/2018:
Yup...sleep...nothing replaces it.

horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2018:
yes, NOTHING replaces good sleep :) learned that one :) so yes, sleep it is. i don't want anything else tonight!


legcramps on 08/15/2018:
Do what your body is telling you to do! And by the way, GREAT job on 40 pushups yesterday at the gym; that's fantastic!

horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2018:
YEAH, I TOTALLY IMPRESSED MYSELF ON THE #40! NOT EXPECTED, BUT, ALL THE EFFORTS AND HARD WORK (AND CAFFEINE LAST NIGHT) ARE PAYING OFF...I'M STILL IMPROVING WITH EVERYTHING. this is the reason i like to keep the gym routine and not start skipping days, as soon as i skip, i feel weaker...so it's been a great summer! :)

yes, tonight is sleep. i went walking at lunch, and i'll walk a little bit from the bus to my apt tonight, but then sleeping early i am quite sure. it's been a busy week with late nights since Sunday night!


Donkey on 08/16/2018:
Hope you were able to catch up with some quality sleep!

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2018:
yes, it seems i needed even more...getting up was still very painful lol....i did sleep a lot...



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Aug 14, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

total 2300, good.

4day: 2040, excellent

kombucha little bit 50

coffee and bar 220, banana 130. 350.

snack: pb on piece of "butter bread" 220.

lunch: i may go for the fried stuff my leftovers, yes...White rice 250 i think, deep fried and breaded jumbo shrimp, 1.5 of them 250, cherry tomatoes 50, cabbage with sauce 50. total here: 600-650.

1250...extremely very tasty glad i don't eat this way EVERYDAY bc a lot of flavor makes me want to keep eating and eating! glad i had veggies today!

snack: tbd - candy dark chocoloates 150, coffee

Dinner before gym: thinking a healthy-type bar, fruit, seltzer :) i have lots of fresh strawberries at home :) - but i may change this up for a real sandwich and veggies...we will see.

almost a lb of healthy olive oil carrot salad 200-250, i doubt any more than that. bread with mustard and a turkey frank 200....450 will eat a little more tonight...more veggies sauteed 150. total 600. needed this.

 After gym: TBD, i see light ice cream may be in my future :) Cliff bar that i had actually left in my gym bag, so it was very convenient. i should do this more - bring the snack with me for after gym so i don't have to stop at any convenience stores on the way home!

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 08/14/2018:
Yum

horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2018:
you know it's YUM!


legcramps on 08/14/2018:
Love that lunch! Enjoy the gym tonight.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2018:
i had some caffeine, so i did a set of #40 pushups! wowwww


BearCountryGG on 08/14/2018:
Oh the problems of tasty food......LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2018:
exactly!



horn_of_plenty - Monday Aug 13, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

3day - 1950

kombucha 60

coffee and bar 220 and choc candies 110

Snack: tbd 300 in healthy indian wrap i made with egg, feeling very snacky, not actually hungry tho.

Lunch: healthy, from home...caulliflower fried rice! with extra peas and carrots (yes, i made it! - needs a little more seasoning i think next time) 150, wrap with mustard 100 and turkey sausage filled with little cheddar bits 150. 400....i think i need to add a banana to my lunch or snack later...i think low on potassium due to sweating/lots of pooping/workouts this weekend.lol...i am serious tho!..we'll see how i feel this afternoon.

went out for an amazing lunch with coworkers...not healthy..but sorta. ..pork soup with tasty veggies just amazing 250, fried shrimp 300 and a bit of a very cheesy tasting crab cake too heavenly to have more than one bite 50. 700 tops i think.

snacking 150

it was a really, really busy night...from when i left work at 4:30 until around 9pm. glad everything is done. new license plates on my car...new registration, now need to still fix a few things and we are good. :) ...finally cleaned the hamster cage :)

snack granola bar 150, banana 100, fruit 50

total 1850.... :-D.

 

 

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3 things today:

1. go to Midtwon Manhattan DMV after work - closeest one before it closes...

2. buy a new gym lock (my lock broke somehow) hopefully at the dollar store today. otherwise i'll buy it at a pharmacy store tomorrow. 

3. Clean hamster cage so my baby can stay healthy lol...

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 08/13/2018:
Would you post the recipe for the cauliflower fried rice in the forum maybe? I am very interested in trying this out!

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2018:
yes, when i get home! :) it's on the back of the bag of the cauliflower fried rice...SO EASY...instead of fresh ginger i used powder and instead of fresh garlic i use the one preserved in the refrigerated container that lasts forever :)

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2018:
You know, let me remember it, here's the riced cauliflower recipe, based on 12 oz of mostly cauliflower with a few peas and carrots thrown in - or like i think half a head of cauliflower or maybe a whole head with a few peas and carrots (my veggies are frozen and i add them right into the pan this way)

Cook on medium: 1-2 tablespoons olive oil or veg oil or peanut oil or whatever you like oil, with a few cloves of garlic 2-4...if you don't have fresh, use the spice of course - for one minute

add either fresh or ground ginger, at least a teaspoon

cook a 30 seconds-minute longer

add the frozen veggies, cook 4 minutes...

add 1-2 teaspoons soy sauce or liquid aminos. beware, liquid aminos are a stronger flavor, so use only up to 1 teaspoon i think...cook a minute longer

add a scrambled (or microwaved scrambled) egg - i add pepper to mine..and mix into the pan with everything else one more minute

and DONE!

ingredients:

black pepper for scrambled egg if you like black pepper!

2-4 cloves of garlic or powder garlic or pickled garlic in fridge

fresh or powder ginger 1 teaspoon or a little more

1-2 teaspoons (one little restuarant package) of soy sauce or a teaspoon or tablespoon or amino acids (only use one, not both types of sauce they are similar flavors - it's whatever you have in your house)

bag of either frozen (i guess you can also used fresh but you have to drain the fresh cauliflower i think) riced cauliflower / a head of riced cauliflower

a little bit of frozen peas and carrots - handful or so

an egg (to be scrambled stove top or even microwave)

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2018:
i was using this product:

https://www.greengiant.com/products/detail/green-giant-riced-cauliflower-medley/


happy-1 on 08/13/2018:
Good job TCOB!!!

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2018:
what is TCOB...i assume it means bringing lunch from home!?


BearCountryGG on 08/13/2018:
Is TCOB taking care of business? Love crab cakes.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2018:
ahhhh, it must be....thank you BCGG for clarifying happy-1!


Maria7 on 08/13/2018:
Glad you had a good day today and enjoyed lunch w your co-workers. I bet your little hamster is cute. :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2018:
she is...i wish she liked being held or even sitting in my hand...she's sooo energetic...she just wants to do whatever she wants...haha. understandable!

it was a great day, thank you Maria!


Donkey on 08/14/2018:
I'm noticing lower calorie levels :)

horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2018:
YES, i am totally doing better after the two week highs :) yes yes :)

horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2018:
my weight was starting to rise, so back in a better place as of now :)...wedding coming on August 25th, i'm sure it's in my mind :)


happy-1 on 08/14/2018:
TCOB = taking care of business.

also, good job going out to lunch and building relationships with coworkers. Is that getting better?

Horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2018:
i'm in a room with really nice coworkers. i got very lucky.


legcramps on 08/14/2018:
Thanks for posting the recipe!



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Aug 12, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

1 egg and 1 egg white 100, on toast 150, with indian palak 200 at most and other indian heavy sauteed veggies 150. very tasty.  filling, too. 600-650. no wonder why it was filling, that's a lot of calories!

snack around noon: coffee and an atkins small protien bar the nut caramel one. 200 cals total here. 

2pm late lunch / meal before gym in an hour or two: cheesy cauliflower rice...microwavable frozen bag just like that - i added spices to it...much better with cumin, paprika and pepper added in! ...150, wrap 100, sausage 100

Plum 50

Banana probably at the gym 150 1400

Ice cream maybe for dessert after gym: plum 50, cliff bar 260, and some ice cream yes...

1900 total, excellent.

2day: 2000

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Ok, time to get laudnry out of the drier and get some coffee, then on to clean this hamster cage :) Hamster deserves some clean living :) I usually clean it now every 2 weeks since it has lasted quite well without any major smell at all ! :) good bedding!

I want a coffee which i'll go out to walk and get after i finish laundry which is probably so dry and getting wrinkled in the machine lol as i write this. i did some cleaning up, cooked some small chedder filled turkey franks (not high quality, but a change of pace), getting my act together, will go out and do a food shopping. gym in the afternoon, gonna go early even though it's not a full 48 hours since late friday night's session. eager to be back home early tonight and be in bed early too. it'll be a busy week ahead and next weekend's plan is for Splish Splash which will be a BIG event on Saturday after a full week of work. So i'm getting organized and ready for the week ahead. I will also clean the hamster cage today! ha!

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I'm glad to have better food options in store today here at home!

yesterday was very fun. i got my belly button pierced bc we were in the "Village" part of Manhattan with tons of shops around. I paid $35 and later went in another store that charged $70 - so glad i didn't opt for that! and then later found a small stand on the street that was doing it for $20...sorta wish i had looked around more before doing it....! oops. Would have been nice to pay $20 instead of almost $40 with tax. darn. we saw a funny show, off broadway, called Avenue Q which is an adult rated version of Sesame Street. Pretty funny. at times it was too over the top i think even for me with the adult humor jokes and stuff.

 

 

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 08/12/2018:
Hope you are having a good day. :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2018:
yes :)


Donkey on 08/12/2018:
So cool about your piercing! I've been contemplating something like that, but just haven't taken that step - yet.

Sounds like a wonderful Sunday to me - I hope you have a good day :)

Horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2018:
well....what have you been contemplating Mrs. Donkey!?


BearCountryGG on 08/12/2018:
I think you made the right choice even though it cost more.....a street piercing may have been a bit dicey in the sanitary side of things.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2018:
nah, knowing NYC, i really should have shopped around...i let my desire for getting a piercing (something i've wanted around a year now to do!) .... get in the way of shopping around. i hadn't thought to shop around...and i've learned a lesson...look around to see if there's many stores selling the same thing...and ask around before i buy! i hadn't even looked around to notice the other stores until after i got it done...i could have done better...but your suggestion is good, i just know that i would have been very ok...i just didn't even think to shop / look around!


happy-1 on 08/12/2018:
You are making me want to go hit an Indian buffet this week for lunch!!!

Keep that piercing clean!!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2018:
yes, i bought some of the stuff they told us to get and will keep one small bottle at work - saline solution. it does hurt a little / it's very sensitive for now but good thing it's summer / dress season :) no pants this week i do not think!

indian is the best man....i have leftovers still from Friday to eat (all veggies, so they are still good!) Indian veggies when they sautee them are just so good ...or however they make them with the curry and oil and so much flavor!


legcramps on 08/13/2018:
Congrats on your new belly ring! So exciting! Even though you could have shopped around, whatever, what's done is done now, right?! I saw a pic of it on fb, and I love it!

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2018:
YES, glad i took advantage of the opportunity and got it done! :) and it seems you can continue to wear it really at any age! :) motivation to stay in shape! thank you!



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