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horn_of_plenty - Friday Jul 03, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

This weekend is all about relaxing. Relaxing most of the morning- then going back to the hairdresser who chopped my hair still I don't know how he managed to do that when I said I wanted a trim! Anyways going back to get a keratin treatment which will help me manage my hair faster in the morning and allow me to wear it down and not have to always put it up wet (with pieces in the back falling out of the clip and looking messy) for work in the cold air conditioning. Later I have a dermatologist appt at 3:15.

I meant to completely fast this AM but got tempted by some really tasty cooked veggies I had in my fridge that I bought yesterday after work. I already ate at least 3-4 cups of them, in a little sauce, so I would have to say 300 cals. Was worth it but my goal for today is def not to eat more than 1200 cals - and that is my plan, and I will stick to this plan no matter what, for these 3 days that I have off from work bc I have gained some weight and I don't like it. So I am fixing it a little now and more later!

12pm iced decaf 50 cals.

1:45 cooked veggies with dried tofu and a kombucha. prob no more than 250...and a heated up tortilla 100, strawberries 50


later i'm planning on egg whites...lots...with veggies...and maybe something for dessert.

1200-1250 cals get used so fast...but i'm up for this challenge :)

Cooked veggies around 200-250, tortilla 100, beef jerky 200 = 500-550

1300-1350 (may have a light drink). good. very good :)

was gonna tan on my terrace now for 30 minutes, but gonna wait till later around 4pm bc the sun isn't hitting it right on...and it's shady lol.  for some reason, I keep forgetting that the sun is not really on my terrace till later in the afternoon...luckily...I am home then, too...!  I plan to also tan a little on Sunday! ...by tan, I mean get some sun for a half hour, prob no sunblock. just 15 minutes per side and be done.

with the keratin in my hair, i'm not supposed to sweat or get it wet...I am debating not going to the gym Sunday...just relaxing...and going on Monday after work instead (and just skipping a day this week).  I may actually do it...not sure...or I can work out and just be a little more careful? It's tempting to wait to workout till Monday...but then I go one less day this week...maybe it's what I need.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/03/2015:
Good luck with your goals for the weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/04/2015:
i'm achieving them to the best I can do and i'm proud of myself to sticking with my goals :) maybe not a perfect 1200 each day, but i'm doing what I can and happy that I've tried the whole time. and tomorrow, I plan on it being 1200 and ending this weekend on a very positive note!!

Umpqua on 07/03/2015:
Good luck over the weekend and I hope you get some relaxation and fun time in!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/04/2015:
it's been a wonderful weekend!

biscottibody59 on 07/03/2015:
Sounds like you have a balanced weekend planned--enjoy!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/04/2015:
it's been very nice & relaxing! no complaints! not one!

ohioraven on 07/04/2015:
I'm adding more "slow cooker" vegetables thanks to you. Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/04/2015:
That's great to hear!!!! Veggies sure do help me eat less! Rather, I eat more veggies and they def help in keeping me FULL :)

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jul 02, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

calories till after work: 1350.

snack: veggies 100

snacks: 3 plums 150, natural bar 250 400....maybe a drink 20 (negligible calories)

total before gym: 1850, good :)

got out of work at 2pm so I got some errands done: 

- oil change in under a half hour! for a decent price (not a sale, but 29.99 which is good for NY prices and getting it done in under half hour)

- cleaners to drop of a blouse that also needed a fix in the stitching and then it'll give me another shirt lol bc I'm not buying any clothing this season!, nice,

- supermarket for everything i'll need basically until Sunday for sure and even Monday except for meat!

- laundry! ...yep, it was building up so rather than have heaping loads to do on Sunday, I am doing it now as I type this on Friday July 2, 2015 @ 4:49pm! haha

- gym...later...getting excited for it!

ankle is a nuisance still, but staying focused, and, it was great to get some of these things done - especially the oil change!..i was over in terms of a month, but under in mileage.  I like to go by whatever usually comes first, but forgot. glad I opted to get it done today.


Total cals around 2250. Good.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/02/2015:
Fired up for a good long weekend, I see! Yay! for you for getting things done!

ohioraven on 07/03/2015:
Busy girl, take good care of the ankle UP.

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jul 01, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Despite getting to PT late, I got out pretty early. went to my fave Thai place and decided to eat there instead of waiting to take it home - was pretty hungry.

Dinner: vegetable soup with all the broth 150?...then, lots of vegetables in ginger sauce with 4 shrimp - that would be prob around 300 more? total 450?

total today: around 1950-2000.  very good. exercise: minimal, PT.

Forgot I had rice!!! So more around 2150-2200.


Got my blood test and urine test results from the doctor. He tested for a bunch of stuff, couple weeks ago and finally had the phone convo about the results with him.  Turns out I have a low white blood cell count. And it was high in my urine. He said maybe I had a UTI. however, nothing burned or hurt or bothered me down there. Honestly, I googled low WBC and it seems it can result from chronic stress.  And, because I keep saying I would like a month away from this job in particular (lol, but i'm not getting that ever, until I quit!), I know that is why - stress is weakening my immunity / low white blood cell count.

I am not really worried about the results.  I will go back for a re-do to see if my WBC go back up...stopping by the doctor today after work and before PT.  Like I said, i'm not worried, but it's frustrating knowing that something wasn't right the first time and now I am doing something for it - at least go back to the doctor. Hopefully, I know in my heart, everything is ok. also going to the podiatrist today for some new insoles (same building as the blood test, same office actually!

Feeling pretty good this morning after a crazy gym session last night. I'm getting really, really good at pushups. I can now do just about 60 in one set!!!!!!!!

We have off Friday - planning to go to the dermatologist and maybe get my hair done (keratin) since it's so short and it will make it easier for me to manage it for the summer.  I have an appt that i'm debating keeping.  It would be some money down the drain, but i'd feel better...so, it may be worth it even though it's short-term as the keratin lasts about 2-3 months.

Saturday I was going to go to a house 4th of july party but now debating the beach with my best friend. It would be more fun, just looking to get away with her and not be around any more groups or crowds. I am looking to have a relaxing weekend this weekend and nothing more. I don't want to be around lots of folks or party food. I'd like a little more control and relaxation. Sunday i'll go to the gym and probably do food shopping - I may wait to do laundry on Sunday or get it done Friday! we shall see. Nice to have the extra day off :)

800 before lunch.... Lunch prob around 600.... 1400 before snack after work....snack after work - only a large apple - i'll just say 1500 total before dinner.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 07/01/2015:
Sounds like a good attitude, HP.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/01/2015:
:) Thanks OR!

Umpqua on 07/01/2015:
Excellent job on the workout and hopefully that helps a bit with your stress. Your plans for the long weekend sound great too, I'm sure it will be relaxing and fun. Enjoy!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/01/2015:
It will...will def be doing most of only what I want to do! haha ;)

puddles on 07/01/2015:
Enjoy your weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/01/2015:
Thanks Puddie!

hollybelle on 07/02/2015:
Doing well, I see. Have a great weekend. We aren't going to our usualy food fest 4th of Jul party and not being around all that junk food is a relief!

horn_of_plenty on 07/02/2015:
Same here, glad I am not the only one feeling that way!!!

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jun 30, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

600 before lunch.

natural, healthy lunch but white rice, roasted onion, and chicken with skin...roasted...so it adds up..700.

1300 so far, good.

will be making up for it this weekend...definite semi-fasting...not fully, but prob around 1200 cal on Friday and Sunday to try to make up...for overeating last weekend...it's piling on, jeans tight...so gonna try to fix the problem before it spirals more outta control.  I will feel better if I can stick to a fast.

Calories before gym a banana and a big apple and some coffee 300.


At gym: small banana 100


After gym: Frozen yogurt around 400?

2100, decent. I will do my best on Friday and Sunday to keep calories at 1200 each of those days. And Saturday, I will aim for normal 2000.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 06/30/2015:
Hope you're okay from the PT--GF news. So sorry you have to deal with that.

Take care of yourself!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/01/2015:
what's GF stand for!? Don't be too sorry I have to deal with it...it's the least of my problems and more like drama than anything else :) I feel sorry only for him as I have moved on and just ready to keep strengthening my ankle. It is beginning to feel better and better lately...still not there, but getting there! As long as I keep resting it.

Anyways, thank you for your continued support & advice!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/01/2015:
ohhh....girlfriend news!

horn_of_plenty - Monday Jun 29, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Turns out that the PT I have known for over one year, and texting on and off about a year...supposedly has a girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!!! So all the flirting I do with him...all my texting...my Christmas card...all of this...and he never told me!?  A 20-yr old young guy who works there as an assistant told me today. Seems that the 20yr old boy is more mature than my 43 year old physical therapist. So, no more texting the therapist, obviously (I was also texting bc I don't always see him - it was supposed to be over for me - but then I reinjured myself so had to go back to PT).

So I won't text him anymore, for sure.  Additionally, I will keep going there and not get too upset over it - because I have more important matters which is regaining strength and ability in my ankle. and making it thru and getting into the NYPD. that's it. that's what's important. This crap and behavior of my PT - just reminds me what's important - NYPD & my own goals for my own life!

I didn't see my regular PT tonight bc he left early. I saw the other guy. 

and my PT never admitted to me or told me anything about a gf.


I am having trouble containing my emotions, relaxing, and dealing with life. What is my problem!?

I need to seriously stop this craziness.  And just deal with what I've got now.  Nothing's gonna change. I need to almost settle and just be content with life as it is. So be it that I have tendinitis in my ankle and can't walk. Guess it just doesn't matter anymore...I need to move on...having trouble doing it though.

Just feeling bad.  Depressed again. Maybe it's bc all my teacher friends have off starting today for the rest of the summer (and the fact that I used to be a teacher and these times of year will always be BITTERsweet to me.  mostly bitter I guess. It's not the way to think...I gotta calm down.

Calories so far are 750, good (before lunch).

On the weekend, I got pretty off-track.  I am going to fix it - by probably eating less on Friday or something (I have off). On the weekend, this weekend, I was invited to a party for July 4th but I am debating NOT going and instead just going to the beach with my best friend....to be more alone and not around all that crappy food and noise. I just want to escape, be alone, be by myself. I don't feel right.

My skin is sorta inflamed, digestion is not great (constipated) and I just feel very torn. LIke there's no more time left to do what I like.. and also the fact that my ankle isn't great and I can't even do cardio.  I am NOT living my life...and it's bugging me today especially. had enough...I'm just angry even at myself. for once working all that OT....and all I have to show for it is tendinitis in my ankle, stress, sickness (injuries that are not fully healed....) god please help me help myself.

I refuse to live my life this way.  I am not in control and it's very disheartening.  I am upset with myself and my situation. and finding it hard to feel better & regain any control for the long-term.  it seems every time I finally get there, I get reinjured or something else comes up.

600 cal for lunch, all healthy. 1450 cal...(coffee also and a cracker)

300 sandwich...1750

bigger snack than expected after PT: 2 high fat protein bars (all natural) and tofu: around 550.

total: 2300. it's ok, at least i'm fully satisfied.


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/29/2015:
Life is ups and downs. It always helps to see the glass half full. Your being too hard on yourself. Have a good day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/29/2015:
thank you for the kind advice :) I have a tendency to bring myself down...never for any good reason. and then I spiral (usually gain weight or something...) i'll have to work harder this time - and realize - that I need to work harder this time...to bring myself out of this funk and to rise up above this job and this part of my life...to get myself to the NYPD academy. it's gonna take a long time - and I need to remember that. that this is a long process, not a week or a few months. I can do this.

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jun 28, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Trying to feel better from yesterday's binge eating.  Realizing I don't wanna fast today..

11:30am veggies, bar 300, English muffin with peanut butter 300. 600. wishing for a week off.  displeased at myself for binging yesterday. another bar 300. total 900. high fat bar 200. 1100.

2:30pm during gym: small banana

4pm after gym: frozen yogurt

1420 cal before dinner.

6pm dinner was all natural healthy food...veggies, potato, chicken...but big portions.

I may have even eaten around 2200 today. but thankfully ending in a more healthy way and no more sugar at dinner, good..

planning on going to bed early tonight.

tomorrow I have PT and must put everything away in this apt because I am having a housekeeper come for a monthly cleaning (like to have my apt cleaned 1x per month professionally - costs $100, I give a $30 tip). yes, it's not necessary and sorta outta my budget, but it's worth it because I know i'll be living here for years and years to come. so anything I can do to maintain this place is worth it to me.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/28/2015:
Please don't be too hard on yourself. We all come up short now and then. Just look at my post from yesterday. Take care, UP.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/28/2015:
Thanks OR! you are so right.

hollybelle on 06/28/2015:
I used to try to cut way back to make up for a bingey day but found it very hard to...Sometimes I just chalk it up and move on. You are always so on top of your stuff! I had to laugh at your comment yesterday about washing and ironing shirts for work! Sometimes my whole reason for wardrobe choice is - OK, what don't I have to iron - knits and other carefree fabric. Once in awhile I'll iron some stuff up ahead of time and it's like I have a whole new wardrobe! :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/28/2015:
I may be washing clothing...but NO ironing...if it needs ironing, I eventually bring it to the cleaners! hahaha!

Umpqua on 06/29/2015:
You haven't had a binge in a long while and the weekend one doesn't sound too bad. You recovered yesterday and that's what's important. I hope it's a good week for you!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jun 27, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

9:45am Breakfast: oatbbran and coconut Greek yogurt 300. Chocolate covered natural protein bar (also high sugar 300. English muffin with peanut butter 300. 900.

1pm snacking: popcorn 50, chips 150, 2 large apricots 100: 300

1200, good.

apricot, veggies, some tofu & more veggies: around 150

1350, good. feeling tired though. don't really wanna drive out to Long Island tonight...lol...but it should be fun once I am there!

1750 cals of crap bc they eat horribly and I got tempted to do the same...2 hot dogs in buns, hamburger with bun, veggie burger but no bun on this one, some cooked veggies.

550 cal back at home at 2am...protein bar and chips.

3650 cals, not good.

tonight i'm driving out on the island to see a friend's father play with his band at a bar.  It's a change of pace & I am happy to spend time with these particular friends because they are the MOST easygoing people I know & it's lots of laughs when I see them :)  I think they will bbq some food at their house out on Long Island when i get there around 5.  I will bring some nice cut up veggies and baby carrots.

Because those are my plans, i'm getting laundry done today  so tomorrow I only have to do a minimal food shopping (bought some things yesterday after work) and go to the gym.  I hope to sleep in tomorrow. I slept in a bit today, also. 

Woke up at 4am with a cramp in my thigh so I took a sleeping pill, magnesium, and drank some coconut water. I was able to go back to sleep around 5 until 10 or so. It's my fault, I had coffee, diet dr pepper, and green tea yesterday - I must have been dehydrated, for sure.  I could tell as my pee was darker (sorry tmi). So this morning I had another glass of my coconut water that I usually have in the fridge but don't use that much...and am drinking a bit more water.

I'm even washing some really wrinkled shirts that I haven't worn in a year - so I can wear them this week to work. lol. that's also a change of pace. They are nicer tops - so it'll be good to wear them instead of my typical lackluster office tops! yay for that. being home in my apartment today and the availability of the laundry machines made that possible.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/27/2015:
Have a great weekend.

ohioraven on 06/27/2015:
Your Pee color isn't the worse I've ever read on here. Have a good day, HP.

horn_of_plenty - Friday Jun 26, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Prob around 2200, good.

walked a little at lunch, but ankle is still not good enough. So now a little pain because of it.

I probably walked around only 1/2 mile, too.

But, staying positive and focused. It's getting better.  The weather was so perfect, hard to sit inside all day.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 06/26/2015:
Injuries! Ugh! I so want to be more active, but back injury still bothering me. SO SO SO much better, though! One day at at time!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/27/2015:
Injuries are the worst, for sure! Especially as we get older & healing takes a little longer.

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jun 25, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

total cal: around 1750 or so. great!

exercise: hardcore weights.

good day :)

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/26/2015:
Nice work HOP, you're crushing it!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/26/2015:
Thanks, it was a good day yesterday!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jun 24, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

1450 cal till end of workday. bit higher than normal. hungrier than normal.

but all is good :)

going to PT tonight. I have the biggest crush on my PT :)

around 2300 today. higher cal day. indulged in thai basil sauce veggies, lots of white rice, and some tofu for dinner, late, after PT, around 8pm.


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/24/2015:
Well done! Cute PT, eh? ;)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2015:
yes, very :) and so intelligent too!

puddles on 06/24/2015:
A crush on your Pt cute. Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2015:
Thank you Puddie :) you too!

Mistyrose on 06/25/2015:
So you you had a enjoyable evening, I hope

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/25/2015:
yep...but got emotional, I think, hence the too big meal late at night instead of a small snack.

Umpqua on 06/25/2015:
I'm sure that makes physical therapy much more fun :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/25/2015:
for sure :) you should see how good he is at getting me to laugh! :) it's almost criminal, the things we talk about & the laughter that takes place.

ohioraven on 06/25/2015:
Tell the PT I said to go easy on you. Have a good day HP.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/25/2015:
Very cute ;)

hollybelle on 06/25/2015:
It must be something about PTs - I work at a medical clinic now - very big one - Our PTs ( at least the ones I have met are cute and full of personality! Glad you enjoy working with yours - must make it easier to show up and do the work!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/26/2015:
Yeah, you are right. In general, they have outgoing, upbeat, friendly demeanors!

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