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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).

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

2110 4-day average, good.

3am or so: banana 120  

6:30am: kombucha leftovers may buy more tonight to get me through this work week easier - decided not to take this day as I know the weekends are going to be relaxing this Month bc that's what I want right now - and i don't need to take another day off.

8am Breakfast at work: wrap 80, extra cream cheese up to 150 max, salami coated outside with pepper so tasty 100 330.

11am snack: nasty grossing me out protein bar 100

Healthy Lunch: cabbage with thai sauce leftover from previous order but my microwaved and seasoned cabbage 150?, turkey burger that i made 120 with garlic and cilantro mixed in, matzah 100 or so. 370-400. and some really awesome bitter melon that coworker gave me. 100 more let's say.

Snack before gym: 100 bar and caffeine (i am really upset that this ticket that i received for holding my phone has cost me this month alone $2,500. i was so happy to recieve an annual raise over this year of $10k but almost all of it will go to paying back my own savings that i used $1500 of earlier this month for several things, paying back all the $2,500 car stuff and approx $1,500 more for car in second half this year. so, this adds to $5,500 and i am planning to leave this job in January. No additional savings that means - so the raise is wiped out by all my mistakes...can u believe that just 2 cell phone tickets 11 months apart can wipe me out so much money...it's my fault but it's a CRAZY amount of cash to lose....plus, my insurance for my car is now over doulbe of what it used to be - so now when I leave this job and enter the NYPD and my insurance is $1500 lower than now - I will have to use my savings to pay the car insurance as $45k while in academy is not going to help me i don't think and i'm going to have to use some of my savings during the first 1-3 years in academy while salary is low.  This is all very sickening how little mistakes cost THOUSANDS in a period of even ONE MONTH. I don't have this amount of money to spend....i don't make a lot. It's really unreal.  I deserve a punishment, but this punishment is VERY STEEP. TOO STEEP for my wallet or paycheck.

Dinner: will eat some stuff probably a protein cookie 350 and then a banana in a wrap 200. then drive to my parents to pick up their title form for the car that i need tomorrow at DMV life is sucking right now. but i plan to relax a lot on weekends. life is not being kind to me - due to my own mistakes of course.

1800 total today, excellent.  GYM was good. Glad i didn't push it off until tomorrow.


Parents wanted me off their insurance so tonight i have to pick up my father's Title for the car which was his & tomorrow i need to leave work early to go to DMV and register my car and title it to myself....it was under him....i also had to pay more than a 100% - yes, you got that right - over a 100% increase in insurance from around $1200 annual to now $1500 per half year bc of the two cell phone tickets = DISASTER. It means that my raise i got this year is going pretty much COMPLETELY to the mistakes i made with my car....In this month alone, I am needing to pay $2500 for my car because of tickets, upcharge fees by NYS and this new insurance. Money that i don't make ... it's my savings.

In a horrible mood on drive to work as well as the start of work...i am not going to have any further problems at work bc i plan to not chat with hardly anyone. I learned a lot of lessons this month and i just can no longer take all the bull****.  I am def done with that old PT paul even thinking about him as right now I only have TIME in MY LIFE for people who are genuine.  If a person is in any way in my mind a bull**** artist, i am done.  Including facebook, someone on there i feel bull****ted me - defriending her right now.


It was mostly a nice night with parents and sister (her husband was away in Hungary).  So we celebrated and i got home around 9:30pm. Now getting ready for work as I decided not to take today off bc my laundry is done, i already went food shopping quickly yesterday after I left work, I already put $ on my laundry card yesterday after getting out of work early also...and really my legs are tired so i'm not gonna be walking anyways - so off to work I go. Tonight is also a night family gets together for a Passover dinner but my family does it 1x and so I'm going to gym since i'm already going to work...i don't enjoy skipping gym. 

It's turned into a busier week.  But since i'm awake and up - going to work.

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

innerpeace on 04/11/2017:
I'm convinced the insurance is the devil...OMG. Ouch what a big chunk of money at one time. Hope you enjoyed family time and you get everything worked out...at work too.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/11/2017:
Overall, family time was good.

But i cried pratically the whole day at work while at my desk.

The money stuff is really worse than i could have imagined regarding car and car insurance.

Of course though, everything works out in the end - and i'm starting to feel better.

thank you for your kindness. means a lot always.

grannyannie on 04/11/2017:
Money is the cause of the most headaches I think! I'm very selective about who I'm friends with on FB!

Horn_of_plenty on 04/11/2017:
Yes, i decided to not only "defriend" but also BLOCK this person i grew up with but haven't seen in almost 20 years and she lives on other coast of the US now - i do NOT need reminders of the past that are more negative than positive and i don't need people who are "curious" asking me why i do things - she did. I'm so done. She did bc she probably stays in touch with other gossipers who asked her to ask me things. NOT KIDDING.

so, she's been totally blocked. She can never contact me again on facebook. I am very happy about this.

I think I am too nice. For a long time i was thinking maybe she's not so nice after all...

i know i'm not really explaining anything and what i'm writing is vague but lately people's true colors (ugly ones) are shining thru. It's so sickening.

Why do people think it's OK to get a laugh out of other people's hardship - this is now in reference to work situations.

What is wrong with these types of people - who gossip and bully just to feel better about themselves? How could someone ever, ever feel good doing that!?

And people sure do....

Horn_of_plenty on 04/11/2017:
DECIDED BLOCKING WAS HARSH - SO JUST DEFRIENDED HER. I AM SICK OF LIARS, FAKES, AND PEOPLE WHO THINK I AM GOING TO ACTUALLY BELIEVE THEM! This girl is the WORST of all as i grew up with her and once played into a scheme of hers...she would lie and she would try to play me.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/12/2017:
Annie, i know i sound crazy here. But i also know that major changes in myself must continue to take place for me to jump between my desk job now and NYPD January. I'm doing it.

As i'm doing it, I'm facing some hostility / adversity. But i'll get thru this.

grannyannie on 04/12/2017:
You need to do whatever is good for you! Sometimes it takes a while to figure it out. Just keep going!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/12/2017:
doing just that thank you !!!

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

To any Jewish people - tonight starts the 1st night of 8 nights of Passover :-D  To people of Christian faith - Happy Good Friday to come as well as Easter celebrations to start soon!


dinner trying to remember sorta sips of wine - not counting, 2 dessert macaroons 150, huge amounts salad 150?, matzah not much 50?, chicken soup with lots of root veggies and drank the liquid at least 200-250, 1 piece of meat smaller side 150, a mixture of maztah and mushrooms & leaks 200?, asparagus grilled 150 with oil...i think this is it but feeling i'm forgetting something? Possible total: 1100-1300 in case...

total on TUESDAY holiday meal and half a work day: 2250 will be my guess - quite excellent week.

6:30am Home kombucha with extra kombucha (ate very big dinner so of course a bit blocked up lol) lol 100 cal.

8am Breakfast: wrap 60, salami 100, avocado 160: 320.

9am and some coffee at work - lil extra milk too. 80.

11am snack: smoked almonds 100

(600 before filling mostly cabbage lunch on purpose bc dinner with family tonight...) tomorrow i don't have work so overeating volume-wise is perfectly wise...as tomorrow i'm not here at work so don't need to deal with being bloated at work ;-)

1pm Lunch: 1/2 package cooked cabbage in light sauce 100, 1 white meat only turkey burger 120 was good - next time i may incorporate avocado or something in a couple of them or maybe even play with cheese in them! that would be so good - a burger spiked with cheese on the inside lol...bc these white meat burgers are really dry but GREAT calories! and a 1/2 a pita 100: 320 nice & light lunch at planned. 350 tops.

after lunch... :-D good before early dinner tonight.  i will def come HOME after dinner so i can prob take sleeping pill possibly and then sleep in for Tuesday (i'm off from work) - on purpose to do errands and take care of myself this week.

1050 before dinner I don't know dinner calories and I don't want to write it all out. Tired and decided to go to work tomorrow as well bc I get stuff done today as I left at 2 and did 2 errands, stopped to bring food home for the week, walked 1.5mi at park all before arriving at my parents at 4:30. I will be at work bc it's too many days off and too soon.


if my legs feel ok, sorta sore and weak, i'll walk 1 mile only this afternoon by stopping at the park i used to walk at, right before i get to parents house. so i'm moving. i brought my leg brace.

also i brought a gift for my mom for today - it's a new nightgown from the Gap store.  To replace her very old one that has holes. It was on sale, and it's very nice.  It's stylish not an old-lady design in the least. It's from the Gap! I hope it fits / she likes it. It's gray stripes...like i said - not old lady type or lacy or anything like that...just a cotton one...with short sleeves that are sorta larger so her arms will feel thin in it....i hope it works out....! bc her other one was from disney when we went i was around 15 or so....so it's over 15 YEARS!

home tonight for holiday. may try to take a walk on way home at my favorite park since the weather is good - like a mile - before reaching my parents. It's a couple towns before i reach them...since i'm getting out early, i'm trying to schedule a short walk for later. my legs are still sore, but i'd like to walk 1 mile.

although the blonde is extra work, men like it, i like the attention = i might keep this blonde and keep working on it!!!!!!!!! i do LOVE it!!!!! i will touch up roots later on.  but must do these deep conditioning treatments or it'll get fried. as long as it's healthy enough, i'll keep this blonde, it's worth it!

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

grannyannie on 04/10/2017:
I was born blonde and when it changed I started dying it blonde. Did that for years and years. I don't dye it any more - I was becoming allergic. So now I'm all grey but it's okay.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/11/2017:

grannyannie on 04/12/2017:
Haha! Yes it is thick. I'm about to get it cut even shorter!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Apr 09, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

2 day average: 2200 fine.

although it's 2 high cal days - i was active Saturday walking around the university a lot on our visit and yesterday i did go to gym...so....i was active at least.


Bigger late Breakfast around 9am: honey 40, kombucha 70, oatmeal 150, protein powder & almond milk 150, dried goldenberries 80 (old in my apt but tasty yup), cinnamon, stevia, peanut butter 100. 600 total - great!

11:30am Snack ice cream bar 100

Noon Lunch: white meat turkey burger 120, wrap 120, avocado 160, small orange 50 - 450.

2:20pm Snack before gym: caffeine, 2 weight watchers velvet cakes 200.

1350 and tasty!!!!

Dinner: mayne subway...not really sure what i'll eat...i have a lot of food at home also....maybe some of the food i already have...turkey burgers, wraps, and some of the cabbage i cooked and i can add some leftover thai sauce that i didn't throw out from yesterday - YES.  thai veggie soup 100, thai veggies in garlic sauce 300 chips 200 bit of rice 100 and egg whites / tofu mix 150: 850.  MOSTLY HEALTHY, just bigger, again. will have to stop this habit from continuing by eating smaller dinners.

total today: 2200.

gym was great. i did a lil laundry also...and went to bank and picked up thai dinner. i do feel good and now gonna shower and do my hair (for the last time) i'm getting a pixie cut on TUESDAY. had enough!


Relaxing Day.

Only need to go to gym. not even picking up any food - no way - or doing any laundry although it's built up bc of the trip - no way. That'll be done Tuesday - if I even feel like it.  If not - I'll wait till the weekend - no biggie at all as I did it all basically Friday so even if it builds up - i have a lot of clean clothes also. 

Today i'll do my health reimbursement forms for my insurance later. Take off yellow nailpolish. and read. and gym later. nothing else. And really, only MANDATORY thing is gym - later.  I planned PURPOSELY to do less now. and relax - after my two-day overnight trip with my good friend Jen. The memories are lasting and worth it. I was a good girl, in the end. We went to a really funny comedy show and we also had a nice meal at the casino. No major gambling and we got to the parties too late after we ate it was 2am and the parties were just letting out!  But we enjoyed being there, the atmosphere, the food, the fun. 

These memories are good ones from this weekend. Lots of traffic heading home but all is good. Yale University was a pleasure to walk around - many buildings were open as it's Saturday before the Easter break! We were lucky!  We walked inside several and got to check out many places at Yale. The buildings are beautiful and the doors to all buildings are elaborately designed as well.  There's even a museaum on the campus - we didn't walk thru bc we didn't have time to go to it also - but we even visited the gift shop and i bought a pretty Yale Magnet and I also bought her a cute little Hippo made of a stone called Soapstone from Africa and also carved there....and then shipped to here for sale at the Yale Museaum. It's a nice desk paperweight - this cute little hippo - and it was a nice $6 piece from me to her as a gift and memory of this trip. Everlasting memories. With a good friend, my friend from work and also my friend, Jen.


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

biscottibody59 on 04/09/2017:
RYC from below: Hey, before you do the IRA at a bank, which may have higher expenses than other places like a brokerage, check out these articles or do a little more research. You definitely want to keep as much of your money working for you rather than taken up by expenses. Just a thought:-)

BTW, how much does your company match your 401K contribution? It's free money ya' know!!!

Sounds like a good time! Cheers!



Horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2017:
oh....i think company might match 100% actually...? gotta check.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2017:
thank you - i will def read all links before i go to bank...thank you!!! i may change where to open it, thanks again BB lady. I hope you are feeling better? :-) love to you.

grannyannie on 04/10/2017:
Doing well as usual. What did you get for your Thai dinner?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/10/2017:
I usually like veggies (very assorted mix they have!) in the ginger sauce is my favorite bc they put lots of shredded long pieces of ginger which is not only tasty but anti-inflammatory so important for gym and training!...i also got a veggie soup and asked for no tofu but they put it anyways...and i asked for calamari (squid) in the veggies and they forgot it! usually they are so good - this time all screwed up! i also got the brown rice that they prepare really well - it's sticky and so moist and nice.

Doing pretty well - looking to get calories down a hair though once everything settles down :-D

grannyannie on 04/11/2017:
You know how much I love Thai food and eat it for most meals when we are there! So many veggies. Really healthy stuff. One restaurant we go to often puts in big chunks of ginger and you have to watch for it or else it's like getting a chunk of tree bark in your mouth! LOL.

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