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horn_of_plenty - Sunday Mar 25, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Happy Sunday :) It is bc i know i have 2 more days off after today woohoo.

Up sorta early around 7:30 bc i am attending a funeral for a family friend's grandma. She was living into her 90's and died in surgery i think! It must have been an unfortunate complication.

7:30am Breakfast: fruit and kombucha 80 is what i wanted. small banana 120, leftover strawberries just a few 30, blueberries 120. 350.

9am Snack: pb 200

12pm light lunch dunkin donuts wake up wrap and decaf coffee 250 oh and granola bar 100. 350.

2pm once i got home: finally a ton of veggies and some soy meat 400? and then these really tasty chips but very high cal 250. 650 total.

4:30 2 clementines and tea...as well as some sf jello that i'm not counting. 50 oh and ice cream light 1 serving. 100

5:30pm cauliflower pizza crust... i admit to having really bad overeating issues lately. i really 200, coconut yogurt 150

2050, done!.

For the rest of the day, planning on laundry and eating lighter, before possibly watching a movie with Ricky or also possibly just watching one of mine here at home - if i want to keep calories in check, best i just stay home - we'll see.

I'll be picking up some cooked veggies to eat today at home, then doing laundry, I will walk at park but planning on just going around 1-2 times which equals 1.5mi at most. then i want to visit my friend to watch a movie....seems like a lot, so i might cut out the walking at the park...bc my legs are a little tired today from yesterday. 

I did stop at a specialty food store near the funeral which happens to be one of the like 6 only shops in all of Manhattan and Long Island that carry these Cauliflower Pizza Crusts made from mostly cheese and cauliflower that i keep seeing advertised on Facebook. So i drove there, perhaps around 20 min from the funeral out east a little more. anyways, i bought them and also bought new sneakers as i have been wanting to do this for around 2-4 weeks now.

I didn't buy new office type dressier shoes shoes bc i figure my flats are good enough that i own now and at work i can change into the sneakers i use on my commute into flats in the office...and that i do not need right now to buy any more sneakers or shoes. the sneakers happened to be buy one get one half and sports bras were on sale for $10 each so i bought a couple since i hadn't done that in awhile...i wanted also workout shirts bc mine i actually getting torn but they didn't have much of a selection and were made with polyester which i do not like that material in any of my shirts, let alone workout tops.

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

Donkey on 03/25/2018:
I hope you have a good day, considering a funeral is involved. Grandma lived a long life...

Careful with your legs!


trishpiglet3 on 03/25/2018:
Seconded on the careful with your legs. And lots of love and thoughts to you and family friend.


bearcountrygg on 03/25/2018:
Sounds like a very full day....


happy-1 on 03/25/2018:
Good on you for being there for your friend and her family!!!


Donkey on 03/25/2018:
Ooo, I've heard about those cauliflower crusts - let me know what you think!

horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2018:
They are very tasty and I wonder if they really are only 180 cal per a full 9" crust.



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Mar 24, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

2150 - better than 2250 :)

Breakfast I had what i was craving, carbs, and a big volume: 2 servings of a cheerios-like cereal called Onyxorgum 250, banana 120, and almond milk 30. also a serving of kombucha. 40 total 450. 

Protein bar really fake and not healthy and decaf coffee 300, fruit and couple chips and bite of cheese 100

850 at 11am - decent actually

I should pack a snack for sure for during this rally i'm going to. or maybe i'll buy something on the street while i'm out there :) yeah...

1pm snack some of Ricky's sushi 200

1050...

3pm real meal before workout leftovers baked chicken 200?, wrap 120, mashed sweet potatoes 150...500 and a few strawberries and too many pretzels 250

1850 at most ....yeah too much having some issues with overeating

Will be finally making it to the gym today - haven't been there since Monday.

After gym thinking to have light ice cream and call it a night

I realize here that if I want to eat less I will need to plan better and stop with the carbs for breakfast - just gotta plan better, yes.

Earlyish to bed - maybe another movie tonight - because i have to drive to a funeral tomorrow morning.

 

 

 

 

 

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Slept till around 8am prob around 10hrs. I do have good plans today with Ricky to go to an anti gun march (rally really) at Central Park in NYC and then probably eat lunch somewhere. Later on today i plan to finally visit the gym for a good weights workout. And those are the plans for today. I did end up watching a move last night called Girl in Progress and it actually turned out to be a great movie. I cried a bit!..it was well filmed, written & acted.

 

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

Donkey on 03/24/2018:
Great plans for today! Good for you for getting out there and marching! I don't know if my daughter is planning to march here in town.

When I read "big salad" I instantly wanted one too. I must be feeling better :-)

I hope you will update us on your gym workout. I love stories from the gym.

horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2018:
Salad didn't happen but I did eat some vegetables today - well one - lol I know that Will improve by tomorrow :) yes!

Workout was pretty good for after a morning cardio session walking in NYC .... slowly I am getting stronger :)

I may have to practice more push-up exercises not sure why my whole life try came easy until recently pr B bc of the change in all my weights exercises


bearcountrygg on 03/24/2018:
You guys marching in the snow?

horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2018:
Believe it or not the brought of Manhattan got much less snow Wednesday and into Thursday and bc it's been 45-50 degrees Thursday later afternoon and Friday most of it melted !!!!


happy-1 on 03/24/2018:
Had a random thought just now about you... Have you ever heard of a field called Occupational Therapy? They help people keep working by adjusting their habits so they can stay healthy or get healthy.

horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2018:
Yes I have heard of it and seems a great hands on type of occupation - I'd be back in school for YEARS. I do have a few friends in this field !



horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 23, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

2135 per day this week - high.

Now i'm going to have FOUR days off. I am finishing the year (it ends for us at the end of March) of vacation days. These will be my last 2 on Monday & Tuesday. Tuesday I have 3 major things to do: doctor appt, car appt, and a class. Monday is very free. Eitehr way, the goal is to have a lower cal week - like maybe an average of like 1800 cal per day by the week's end - or around there :). 

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kombucha, later coffee and a coconut bar 250.

wrap 100, half veg burger 70, turkey pepperoni 50 220

banana 130 and nuts 100

Lunch: from home - roasted shredded cabbage with olive oil big serving and tofu 400, pretzels here 120. around 450.

snack before home: clementine 50, coffee w/ milk...

chocolate before dinner 150

dinner before gym: i bought a nice and healthy dinner during lunch today. roasted turkey 250, roasted carrots 100, seaweed salad 50, roasted garlic 50, and marinated mushrooms (included i think already in the calories). and my own pretzels 200. 650, good.

2050...boy do calories add up quickly..!!! and a few strawberries and sf jello thrown into the mix :)

i'll prob be in bed without watching the movie...maybe tomorrow night. 

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Due to my most free day next week off from work being MONDAY, i want to go to the gym both tomorrow afternoon and Monday afternoon. Today, i walked around doing errands before going home from work & would rather not bother with just getting out to the gym at 6. Tomorrow & Monday gym sessions worked best this time around :) And i'm happy to be back home now & did get a tiny bit more exercise in my getting off the bus early going home, shopping at the supermarket, walking into bath & body works...just a little more exercise is ok for today. 

I sat all workday. But i walked 5min in AM to bus, 10 min at lunch, 5 min to work from train, 5 min back to train, prob 20 min in Forest Hills shopping, and probably 20 min near me shopping...around an hour at least. i'm good with that. i may even watch a movie tonight, as i stopped by the library and rented a couple tonight also. like i said, i stopped in a few places :)

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

bearcountrygg on 03/23/2018:
Looks like a good array of foods. I read below about Hammys leg problems...that is so sad.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2018:
yes - he has a super enlarged belly right now. i feel bad, would rather not watch him suffer...i may have to put him to rest, i think.


happy-1 on 03/23/2018:
Super healthy!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2018:
doing far better...meal planning is my key.


Donkey on 03/23/2018:
Another good day! My FitBit measures activity during the day. One of the goals is to get at least 250 steps per hour. If I go downstairs to the snack closet and back upstairs, that will usually do it. Going out to get the mail also does that. Seeing as you work in a trailer, it might be hard to get activity steps in on an hourly basis without being too conspicuous, LOL. But you've got the right idea by sneaking in pockets of activity in your day.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2018:
oh, i am no longer in a trailer. i was moved again, end of February. I am now working in NYC in a tall office building...actually, the building might be only 24 floors i believe, so not that tall compared to the empire state building lol or other NYC buildings. Now I CAN get up every hour or stand up at my desk, etc. I now work in a semi-private space.


bearcountrygg on 03/24/2018:
4 days off...YAY!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2018:
i noticed this past week that having monday off...it certainly helps with stress and also helps me be productive in life...feeling like instead of working i can be doing so many things!...it helped me get organized, for sure.



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 22, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

kombucha 30

7am: kashi granola bar and coffee with milk 200, banana 120

9am: wrap 100, 1/2 veg burger 70, turkey pepperoni 50: 220

10:30 nuts 100

Lunch: the rutabaga salad i've been meaning to eat...gotta check it's not spoiled 200, tofu 70, pretzels 200. 450

3:30pm clementines 50 and a bit more coffee 50 and special K cinnamon brown sugar bars 100....

1350

Trying to remember it all but out of order: chicken 250?-300, stuffed cabbage 150?, nuts and apples 200?, egg whites 100, matzah ball 200 at least, small amounts of other sides 150, maybe that's it...1100

As much as 2450 but hopefully less. At least it was semi healthy.

Weekly avg isn't great:2150 or so each day - this causes weight gain for me.

5:45-8:30pm? dinner event - it's an event for the union that my dad is very involved with. starts around 6 and i hope it's over by 8:30pm. 

def no additional exercise today...although i may just walk at lunch for at least 10min.  i am actually hoping that my coworker stays home due to snow today so i can work alone.

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My hamster was def born with genetic defects. It's now losing all control of it's back limbs (i think it's a poor calcium intake thing passed from mother to son) and seems to be going paralyzed by loss of back limb control.  I can just let it pass away on it's own. I will probably do so in a week or 2 is my guess. I know it was born with defects bc it's been sick on and off since the second week i've ownded it since July. If i get another one, i'll have to make sure it's healthy at the start.  I'm surprised actually that this one lived as long as it did - so far it's lived around 9 months with me and maybe like 10 months overall. They are supposed to live 2 years.

It now has a cold and sneezes a bit also.  It cost $20 to buy and i have already brought it to the vet once, for like $50.  I'm not rich and will not be going to the vet again as it's obvious my hamster has defects that cannot fully be fixed and it's not something i want to include in my budget. Once this hamster passes, I will probably get another one soon as i do enjoy holding them at home.

It has difficulty getting around in the cage..and even difficulty drinking water bc it cannot stand up at all on its hind legs. I will most probably let it pass naturally - not going to bring my hamster to get euthenized.

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

happy-1 on 03/22/2018:
Poor hamster, and poor you! I think I'd feel the same way about my dog, but mostly because I wouldn't want to be euthanized myself. I'd only do it if she were in terrible pain.

Wish they could tell us if they hurt.

horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2018:
It doesn't act like things hurt, just struggles. The hamster doesn't make any extra sounds at least while i am at home but i notice the breathing is more shallow than it used to be. Now it makes sense the hamster never liked exercise too much..


Donkey on 03/22/2018:
So sorry to hear about your hamster :-(

Hope tonight's dinner event goes well...



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Mar 21, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

5:30am Kombucha 70

7am Kashi granola bar and coffee with milk 200

9:00am Wrap 100 with egg and my tomato mix 100 and turkey pepperoni 50. 250.

11am Banana 120 and nuts 200, few candies also 50

900...when i get home i plan to eat anything else for the day

Lunch: TBD - we may leave very early today from the office due to snow storm...then i plan to eat less...go home to enjoy something .... still not doing as good as i can with calories...so, I'll do better today...

1:30 Home and i binged instead of eating what i had first planned to eat in smaller quantities earlier in the day:  small peppers100, pretzels250?huge orange 150, yogurt ,100, 2 granola bars also 200 (i ate this all at once at 1:30 - felt completely out of control).

6:30pm last eating for day: a natural bar and couple small chocolates. my blood sugar was all out of whack after waking up after a nap after my 800 cal binge which thankfully wasn't too bad compared to my past binges years ago. it's good i had veggies and fruit also...but i ate as a way to slow my mind and body and it promotes laziness...as the weather improves i am sure i'll improve.i took a break from exercising today - i could have done some exercises at home, but wasn't in the mood at all.

total today is 2000, maybe a little bit over. - it could have been better but i stress ate a ton....so far and planning for 200 calories in a snack later. once again, slight binge when getting home today around 1:30 from work due to a changed schedule and my own poor coping mechanism (eating). 

5day avg: 2090 - good but not great. could always be worse. lately my emotional eating has gotten worse as i feel worse at my current job...i have to continue to push myself like i did when i was younger (to get things done) and try to get outta my head a bit more.

 - anything in the mid 2000's is what i consider maintenance. I still have a goal to go below this amount - but maybe if i'm having so much trouble doing  so, on weekends my goal is still to eat in the 2000's...i think weekends are my problem area!

 once again, there was emotional eating involved today. for sure. i felt unable to stop - and binged more on sugary food than i have in weeks, months, years. really not dealing well with life right now.

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A storm is starting this morning, to continue to snow throughout the day...We have work today despite the schools being officially closed and even my gym is closed today.. 

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

graindart on 03/21/2018:
Had some last minute requests to get some rush assignments done today and they were willing to pay extra. So I was stressed and not eating at the normal times either. Haven't gone off the deep end here yet, but my mind is stuck on craving food. I'm guessing it's because stress eating has been such a part of my life forever.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/21/2018:
same here. it's a very addictive type of habit i'd say similar to smoking or any other bad habit. very hard to get away from - lately mine is worse than normal. and changes in routine make it even harder for me as well as any work i am ever responsible to do at home. ..

very hard to get away from the emotional eating habit. i mean any eating that is done past full and/or eating not due to hunger.

but one thing that has changed for me - i do eat more veggies and fruit and usually have at least a little bit of them in my fridge, which, when combined with other high calorie items or just other food it makes it harder and harder to wreck calories completely...i'm saying that thank gosh i have veggies and fruits to reach for also, they help to stave off super high cal binges like i used to have - which did include up to a pack even of granola bars / candy / etc. i don't do it like that anymore...as i've gotten better at having staples at home to eat before i start on those things and like you said i do not buy as much of those temptations. my bread is mostly low carb wraps and lighter regular wraps. and i do not buy too many types of chips or pretzels - just what i'm used to. it's all a work in progress.

my eating reflects my attitude right now and job situation which feels like i am treading water. it can get better though. sorry for the negativity....i'm glad to be able to pay my bills but the uncertainties and questions i have right now in my life is constantly on my mind.

i'm glad you took the assigments - sometimes you have to in order to keep getting assignments...that type of thing would get to me too...but you do have things you CAN reach for that aren't such a derailment to your diet which is the best way to deal with your situation. it's what i do - better alternatives to high cal options.


Maria7 on 03/21/2018:
Hope you have a good evening.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/21/2018:
yeah...i'm not proud lately of any of my actions or lack of action. i just don't apply myself well to the working world...thank you for a kind comment.


Donkey on 03/21/2018:
I agree with your assessment regarding the connection between the eating and job satisfaction. I am confident that you will get through this, and if it means a few pounds, well... then so be it. I feel that once the weather warms up, you will find direction. So, tread water for now, to keep yourself afloat. (((hugs)))

Horn_of_plenty on 03/21/2018:
thank you Jdonk...i'll consider what you said and that i will get through it. i admit to it feeling really frustrating. but i know i'm not the only one who's been there. thank you for the kind words.

i think if anyone here needs to give me hard advice, that you should give it. i know i'm being lazy and not working as hard as i could. it's just i have trouble applying myself and doing more at the job.



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Mar 20, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

3am Banana and pb 200, later at 5:45 tea

8am wrap 100 egg and some tomato mix I made 100 and turkey pepperoni 50, coffee 50. 300

7am/11am Extra snacks before lunch granola bar / banana 250 have a meeting in a different city in middle of morning so on the commute back to NYC or during meeting I have a granola bar

12pm Brought my lunch: pretzels 170, sautéed greens 200, veggie patty 100,nasty veggie patty. cheese from coworker 30. 400 GOOD!..clementine. included and granola bar.

4:30pm dinner: pork egg roll tons of oil fried 400-450?

7pm Evening - if hungry I'll have fruit and yogurt & light ice cream - i didn;t stick to lower cal plan. 550

2200 today.

2112 4day.

 hamster is sneezing :( he's sick / has a cold.

 

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Seems i need to run approx 10min mile to pass the court officer test but not the typical mile...it's also based on other things...but if that's the level, i think i could train up to it.

It took me a long time to start my work today after traveling back from the meeting. i was freezing and it was just about noon so i ate and drank 2 cups of tea and then had a sugar craving so had a granola bar...i was probably mentally procrastinating by eating...doing this estimate work is very confusing for me....and i'm so outta shape...but i'm going to keep training.

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

Maria7 on 03/20/2018:
...a 10 min mile...that is 'movin' on'! :-) Hope you have a good day.

horn_of_plenty on 03/20/2018:
not there at all..right now prob around 15min since i do not yet run regularly.


Donkey on 03/20/2018:
Sounds like another lovely day! A 10-minute mile -- I think you could do that. I know I could not. I am a very slow runner, but that's OK :-)

horn_of_plenty on 03/21/2018:
right now i'm not running near a mile at all without having to stop...i am not sure i could do it - but will continue to train for now...

thank you for the support. i haven't thrown in the bag just yet...i hope not to...but with current lifestyle i'm debating if i have enough time for both cardio and weights training.



horn_of_plenty - Monday Mar 19, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

3 day 2083 per day.... will be prepping my vreakfast and lunches this week

8:30am Big Bowl of Cereal: banana 120, blueberries 120, almond milk 50, fiber one 120, and onyxorgum cereal (similar to cheerios) 120, little bit of cinnamon: 550 - EXCELLENT.

11am mid morning: wrap 120, egg 80, butter 30, turkey pepperoni 70, cabbage with some oil 50-100, some kombucha 50: 400-450

1pm before jog: special k cinnamon sugar pastry crisp 100, small coffee on the way to park...

1150, tops...home from park around 2:15 as planned...this is good.

2pm after jog: fat free raspberry yogurt with cooked stevia sweetened cranberries that i like to make and keep in my fridge throughout the winter months 200 cal.

1350...

Banana 120 1450-1500 after banana - Thinking ice cream light for dinner ....puts me around 1850 cal - good - plan is to go home do a little hw and be in bed early as it's an early morning bc I am now going into work early ----------- shorter gym workout I didn't really finish - I don't want to go back later and finish...bc I wanted to go before Appt and decided not to go back after it...bc I have things to do at home and actually could do he for my estimating class which is tomorrow

fully

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I was able to take a vacation day today....which helped me do more activities on the weekend that i do not normally do :)  so that is good...it's just a day less of jogging, but the good thing is i did walk around more on the other days than i usually do on the weekend...overall, i should say it was a positive weekend.

last night i slept really well again, around 9-10hours. I'm beginning to think that i'm one of those people who does better with a little extra sleep like this.

Plans today are things i need to do but usually have to rush - meaning i have a whole day to do things just for me - i should be really happy to be home and not at work ;) so i am!  The best part: sleeping in - getting out of bed bc i wanted to and not bc of an alarm clock!

Planning my day: 

1. Shower straight after breakfast so that's done ;)..and it doesn't hold me back from doing the rest of what i need to do today...8:30am

2. All Laundry ... done by 10:30am NOON! and still need to put it all away (LATER) laundry machines were occupied - everything got done a little slower...but i did cook..oh and clean hamster cage...and reading / I DID COOK! some veggies, 

3. snack & go running / jogging noon - will go out around 12:30 to jog, YES..

4. snack: cranberries and yogurt and maybe extra fruit :) before gym 300 tops....

5. gym - come back & shower 2:30pm-4:30pm

6. go to appt at 6pm (leave here at 5:30)

7. snack / light dinner after appt and reading or early to bed...the ice cream :) 400

 

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

Donkey on 03/19/2018:
I have today off at home too - sometimes you just need time for yourself :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2018:
the time thing - still having trouble with balance...for some reason, being really social doesn't seem that fun for me...i'd rather have done some chores i think yesterday so i wasn't rushing today to do it all...lol...

....but it's still better than being at work so i should rejoice and make the most of this sunny day...and go out as soon as i feel a bit better (i was doing some errands / cooking so legs feel weak...lol - i've got work to do!) on my legs i mean!

enjoy your time off...you deserve it after the trip and seeing your son...enjoy your day...do something positive! go outside in the sun if it's warm enough!


happy-1 on 03/19/2018:
Oooh a monday off for self care... Sounds amazing!

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2018:
Had a good day - I should have done some of my chores on the weekend to have made today "easier" without laundry or cleaning a hamster cage but it was a good day ....

I am trying to increase my level but f cardio and will see by December if I have improved enough to keep training for court officer - right now it seems like I have too much to improve but I am not wanting to quit yet.


bearcountrygg on 03/19/2018:
Sounds like a nice day

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2018:
Yes I am glad I had the time to take care of things - I wasn't very lazy today :) just a little bit - bc I did so much socializing on weeekend and was out - I had my chores to do but also got outside and gym and both were good :)

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2018:
Jogging was def walking too- I will keep practicing tho I may not improve enough by December to continue training for court officer - so - we will see - I will have to stick to my plans more I think or just give up some of my alone time if I want the time to work on my cardio.....eh. We'll see.


bearcountrygg on 03/19/2018:
Sounds like a nice day


Donkey on 03/19/2018:
It sounded like a wonderful day :-)



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Mar 18, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Kombucha 100 Brunch Fruit 100, bagel 100, Irish soda bread 200 500 Champagne 300 800 Over easy eggs 200 with potato home fries 300? Hopefully bitmore 1300-1400...forgot the bacon 3 thick slices 1450 at most hopefully :) 1800 Half turkey burger 150, peppers 100, leftover oily eggplant 150, other veg 50...currants 100. 500

2300 overindulged..

It was good getting out to do things all weekend, but not good i didn't do the running / jogging...but i am doing it today, for sure.

2 day avg: 2200.

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


horn_of_plenty - Saturday Mar 17, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

slept in till past 9am :) around 10 hours sleeping..

breakfast: cereals light ones 250, almond milk 50, almonds 100, last of my choc muffins 200, kombucha 50: 650....

2 bananas 250

900

wrap 100, tofu 150, 1/4 roasted potato 100, sauce 20: 370-400

1300 

800....

2100

 

 

 

 

 

Last couple weeks have been very moderate in calories as I know i like to wear a certain size clothes and look a certain way....so i have to also maintain my weight :)  it's going well!

 

 

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

bearcountrygg on 03/17/2018:
Good work controlling the portions and calories!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2018:
ty....still needs more attention from me! :)


happy-1 on 03/17/2018:
Maintenance is hard. Good job.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2018:
ty...still working on doing better :)


graindart on 03/18/2018:
Can't remember the last time I slept in past 9am. Not because I don't have the option at times, but just because I usually wake up well before then and have no desire to just lay there awake. The wife does it regularly most Saturdays since I take care of the kids on Saturday mornings. Actually I used to take care of the kids on Saturday mornings. Now that they're 12 and 15, they pretty much take care of themselves on Saturday mornings, but know to leave mom alone on Saturday mornings. Good job on maintaining / moderation, it's encouraging for me to see that it's possible.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2018:
everything is possible, it's a give and take all around - a balancing act for sure!



horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 16, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Weekly average cals is pretty darn awesome - 2000 per day which is quite good and i def burn that off plus a little more i'd say. a good week to keep me going forward with weight loss...same goal for the upcoming week ...

- actually, i'll make my goal for below 2000 cal for the week - because it's a short week for me, Monday I have off...and Tuesday i actually sleep in - because i have to go to a training at 9 so i'm not appearing at work at 7am...so it's like i have a 9am start on Tuesday...which is a great week sleep-wise and i guess stress-wise!   :)

 

lunch tbd 750 sorta large included corned beef, cabbage and potato and tasted AMAZING...and then coffee with milk

dinner: leftovers at home - some corn chips 150, wrap 80, tofu 150, tomato sauce 40, sweet fresh peppers 60: 500 tops

going out soon after a nap i'd like to take for a little bit to see boxing matches...it starts around 7pm...so now it's 6 and trying to take a 20 min or so nap...

calories approx 2050 :) a GREAT week! moderate every single day!

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free bagels and pastries at work today for breakfast - wasn't even intrigued AT ALL! because i was happy to wake up feeling thinner and jeans fitting better...after working hard to cut cals and be more moderate for these couple weeks it's starting to pay off....no reason to Wreck it!!!!!! doing much better these days.

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weightwise and exercise-wise, it was a GREAT week.  otherwise, my goal is to think more positively and increase my drive to learn estimating.  i'll still say that exercise remains a force in my life that i'm driven to do & i do enjoy the benefits to keeping calories in check and visiting the gym...and starting this weekend i'll be aiming to get a jog/walk in twice a week now.... 

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after work i might attend a boxing match(es) held at the union as a sporting event...near where i live...starts at 7pm so i might go home and even nap before it, lol, not sure...

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

bearcountrygg on 03/16/2018:
Exercise is a great Health/Hobby/Passtime, endeavor...we should all do a lot more of it ( speaking especially for myself here).........you shouldn't have to explain or appologise for loving to work out......it's a wonderful thing to love doing....you are so fortunate that you enjoy it...many of us don't enjoy it much and wish that we did....we would be better off if we did. I say exercise and keep talking to us ( me) about it....I probably would not have just ordered an exercycle if it hadn't been for this group.....you guys got me to want to start moving again....and I heartily thank you all for that!!!!!!! Go and do what you love......I read everything you write and I draw energy from it all......

Horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2018:
thank you so much xo


bearcountrygg on 03/16/2018:
My Mom used to tell the story about going to a boxing match and sitting in the front row and getting hit by sweat>>>>>>Maybe not sit in the front row...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2018:
i was close enough to hear the hits of the boxing gloves but def far from the sweat! and boy do they sweat!


graindart on 03/16/2018:
Looking forward to my corned beef / cabbage / potato dinner with friends tomorrow night. Good job on a successful full week.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2018:
It's pretty healthy if you take moderate portions of the beef and potato and eat lots of that silky cabbage....i should learn to cook it like that in a crock pot or just low simmer i guess on the stove!



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