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horn_of_plenty - Sunday Mar 29, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

9:30am breakfast honeycomb cereal and almond milk 300, banana 120, iced coffee 80. kombucha 50. 550.

11am dark chocolate mini reeces pieces 200 before upper body weights routine...oh, it's been time to start!

noon decided on lunch before weights ! wrap & cc 250, lox 100, plum 50. 400

3-5pm during workout: spiked seltzer 150...and because i stretched the workout while doing other things, i also ate the pasta and orange below near the halfway mark of my workout..

5pm tried the plain  cooked black bean pasta bc  coulndt wait to make a meal lol, orange 300 totalplum 50

Dinner protein bar and a yogurt 350





Plans: (it's another rainy day & i will stay home all day today).

- Listen to CALM meditation app before bed or anytime in the evening!..choose another listening story. Will do :-)

- even though this is a weird order: i'm going to shower first and then do weights / abs...because i feel so good after a shower...and i want to feel that way asap! i want the warm moist shower to clean my face and just feel good to start this day after i have breakfast.weights DONE 

- after weights, i will read some of my textbook, chapter 4...i will prob hold my guinea pigs while studying :) DID NOT READ TEXTBOOK 

- vaccuum living room carpet - shouldn't take long at all but i need to write it down so i actually do it!  DONE

- clean off a few spots in bathroom that got hair dye on them that i recently noticed DONE

- 5 minutes stepper DONE (12 MIN)

- half hour stationary bike DONE !

- do some research on very local parks in area; do some research on areas i've walked and see them on googlemaps so it makes more sense to me which way i walked visually - get to know the neighborhood better (online). i didn't grow up here, so i don't know this neighborhood that well although i've lived here since March 2013 - 7 years! :) MIGHT NOT HAPPEN TODAY.

- go thru Front closet of jackets / clothes and see if there's anything i want to donate to make room in the closet which i find always too snug with so many jackets / coats (from my mom many of them) that i don't wear, ever....looked briefly - having a hard time throwing anything out..will need to make myself throw out some stuff ...DONE?

- thinking to do some laundry tonight - towel that got colored from hairdye and other things i used to do my hair..will do all laundry except bed sheets at 6pm tonight (hopefully laundry room is quiet at that time...DONE !

- after laundry....(or before) will cook the black bean pasta. DONE

- Did a little more organizing around apt. :-D DONE!


- time of the month is coming very soon, so i'm ok being home...




Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/29/2020:
I never thought about a communal laundry room, but you're absolutely right! My first apartment had one, and yes, it's a shared space. Good point!

The nice thing about being off is that what doesn't get done today can be added to tomorrow's list.

I found myself eating instead of getting things done, too. I can't say much more without getting into my own entry today, so I'll save the story for that.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/30/2020:
sorry you had trouble yesterday with staying on track and out of the kitchen. i feel for you! i know the feeling of being there and done that thousands of times!

also, i am mostly relaxed at home all week so i have been now home awhile, whereas you were stressed, working and just had the day off...so i can totally understand and see why you did / reacted how you did yesterday.

you have the strength within yourself. and do not punish yourself for when you go off track because you are also very good at getting back on :-)

you handle a lot and you handle it well! keep on, J donk! my life is quite simple right now. i just have to take care of myself and stay in touch with family and friends. mothers, caretakers....they must be far more stressed right now than i. and you also have the responsibility of caretaking...keep on with your spirit and energy !!!!

bearcountrygg on 03/29/2020:
You got a lot done...GO YOU!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/30/2020:
thank you! :) i'm def doing better by writing it down, checking it off to get back on track!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Mar 28, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

9:30AM  honeycomb cereal & almond milk 350, iced coffee 50. 

11:30 wine 100

12:40 lunch cream cheese 150, wrap 120, lox 100, chips 300...670..plum 50.kombucha 80 720.

wine 100

dinner salad with dressing 150...lean cuisine potstickers not great either 450 or so is my guess because you can tell it's more calories than the package says! Dessert Special K cinnamon sugar cookies x2. 200 (little carby eating, those cinnamon sugar pastry cookies were so fresh and tasty!)



went online to file unemployment but it says i have to wait till next week and probably my day is Tuesday as it goes by alphabetical order..so i have to wait till the weekend is over to file.

dropped weights off at coworker's house today because i have extra (didn't go close to her or anything and didn't go in her house). that was my special thing i did today.

really took the day to relax. even fell asleep somehow after lunch despite all the sleeping i do at night!

cleaned a lot today. went thru papers, tried to make things neater in my closets. so far i have 2 big bags of clothes to give away and will have more by the end of next week or this weekend :)

i cleaned also a desk, lots of papers were shredded with my hands and thrown out.

things are a bit cleaner although they can get even cleaner for sure still! 

i am up to a great start with the cleaning and throwing out of unnecessary clothing, etc.

took a rest day with ALL exercise.

talked on the phone a lot today - to couple friends, parents. all is ok right now.

President Trump may instate a 14 day quarrantine for NY, NJ, CT...we shall see what happens. since we are the epicenter.

tomorrow after breakfast: planning to do weights exercises first including pushups and abs.

do some reading of the new chapter of the textbook that i pulled out - chapter 4.


Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/28/2020:
You're probably too young to remember this commercial, but I remember, as a kid, watching Saturday morning cartoons, and the Honeycombs Cereal commercial would come on: "Honeycombs big, yeah yeah yeah! They're not small, no no no!" LOL - I was singing that to myself all day yesterday after I read your breakfast entry.

I found this link to the old commercial - just so you know I'm not making this stuff up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP2iT0ub8lc

Horn_of_plenty on 03/29/2020:
yes, i think i am too young with the honeycomb, but, i'm going to watch it today - the link you sent and get back to you about it on your entry :)

bearcountrygg on 03/28/2020:
AHHHHH cereal.....I had festive Christmas red and green rice krispies today......love the added nutrition.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/29/2020:
this honeycomb i checked the nutrition facts and compared to cheerios and other top brands, they don't add as much nutirition to honeycomb, but there's some :) and that is good yes!!!!!

rice krispies are another light and tasty cereal!..i'm def into the sweet stuff lately! good change of pace when home :)

horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 27, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

9:30 honeycomb cereal 1 serving 160, then almost a full serving 140, then one more cup or so 120, almond milk around 50. then iced coffee 50. total here: 520. lol been a long time since eating cold cereal!

 1pm: pepperoni 180, chips two servings 300, plums 100...600...

kombucha 50,  chocolates 100

5:30 rest of plums above, wine 200

dinner: wrap 120, half a vegan burger (not that good - morningstar farms meat lover's) 150..and the nature's valley cookie 200. around 500.




plans for today: 

- afternoon - drive to a park to walk because i need to drive in my car because when i don't i start to get uncomfortable driving. - maybe no walking at park, see how i feel. walked around 1.5mi DONE!

- possibly legs....did them outside at park and thinking when weather is good and the world is back to Normal that I can continue to do leg exercises outside too.DONE!!!

- after breakfast & abs situps - bike while talking on phone to friend in France... to do, next...DONE! Instead of bike I massaged my legs with roller while on phone :)

- finish remainder of chapter 2 (6 pages or so - very short chapter only had like 12 pages) DONE! - chapter 4 is next since i had previously read most of chapter 3 . 4 is a long chapter and i'll be on it for several days, i think...

- clean out top of second bedroom closet..TOMORROW.

- sign onto unemployment for NYS...to do after lunch or so...TOMORROW

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 03/27/2020:
You were laid off? I guess I must have missed that post. Sorry, I hope you will be OK. You do a great job planning your days and staying busy.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2020:
yes, a "temporary" layoff with plans for rehire but we don't know the exact date of rehire.

thanks, i try to stay busy although some of the things you do i sadly don't have patience for like the puzzle, nice work!

bearcountrygg on 03/27/2020:
I love cereal!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2020:
ohhhhh me too! so sweet and somewhat crunchy still with the milk. amazing!

and this one isn't too sugary either! :)

GREAT change of pace this week!

Donkey on 03/28/2020:
Good luck with the unemployment website. Earlier this week, in Illinois, the website crashed because so many people were applying. (It's back up and running though.)

I'm so impressed by all that you have been able to accomplish during your time off, especially with cleaning, reorganizing, decluttering -- I never seem to get to that point.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2020:
thanks Donkey! if you were home, i am SURE you'd be doing some cleaning too!

still everything appears to be messy...i have so much "crap" in my apt...so many extras and too many t shirts and all. i shall never need to buy a tshirt to sleep in ever again! (let me recall this!) unless it's a fundraiser or for charity...!

i have to get on the unemployment website tonight, for sure...to do now :)

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 26, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

breakfast: oatmeal and almond milk 170 (getting sick of it), and a terrible higher cal yogurt flavor - got 3 more to finish lol. it was chobani hazelnut butter and already blended. 180. 350. iced coffee 50.

12:30 Lunch: chips 250, turkey meatball and pepperoni 150, blackberries 150, wine 200. 750

3pm snacks banana and kombucha 200

4pm-5:30pm: 100 cal in candies 


 Dinner: smart ones pizza not good 310, plum 50, leftover eggplant 50. 400, nature valley cocoa biscotti cookies 200. 

2050. These smart ones meals suck !





- go food shopping first thing after breakfast: DONE!

TISSUES...for when i get allergies soon, toilet paper if available...

fruit like apples/oranges/berries/plums....

veggies like peppers / tomatoes / carrots / salad greens. 2 bags...

dry cereal / something for a change of pace....coffee?....few yogurts

chips - 3-4 bags or so.

frozen meals - frozen food - if anything strikes my fancy~

i have a lot of tofu / frozen meat so i will not be buying any meat 


Other plans:

- mid afternoon walk outside in sunshine ? long walk with ricky, slow with some rest spots, from 4:20 until 6:30pm! DONE!

- evening leg exercises...will get there...thinking to push this off until FRIDAY.

- bike for 15 min?

- read 5 pages at minimum from chaper 2 which is a VERY short chapter so i'll finish it soon :) YES DONE!

- early afternoon clean the BOTTOM only of the 2nd closet in my bedroom...DONE!

- early - after supermarket - watch the video of the orchid show on facebook if it's still up....not today.




Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Innerpeace on 03/26/2020:
Good luck grocery shopping.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2020:
I was able to get everything I wanted :)

It’s a lower income area store I went to so people don’t hoard as much as this one :-)

bearcountrygg on 03/26/2020:
Here they are telling us to only buy produce that is already bagged. Take things out of boxes outside and wipe things down with disinfectant or spray.......Next we will all have too many disinfectants in our bodies....UGH

Horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2020:
I washed my own hands after handling but cannot say I washed all produce .....!

Donkey on 03/27/2020:
When I read your comment about the Smart Ones frozen meals, I felt so bad for you!

My mother in law likes Lean Cuisine, especially the pasta ones.

I'm glad you are getting out for walks. They save my sanity during the week, that's for sure.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2020:
yes, i can say i've liked lean cuisine better so far...

anything with a thick sauce / cheese is grossing me out right now!

Donkey on 03/27/2020:
Curious to know: with the increase in walking, is it necessary to do the leg exercises? I suppose so, as each activity serves a different purpose. One supports the other, I guess?

Horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2020:
really, i shouldn't do so much walking, but like you it's really enjoyable to finally get outside and stay outside LOL!!!

the leg exercises build muscle whereas i feel the walking (especially long distances) wear away at some things...

i feel that the strength training for my legs helps shape them (a little bit) and helps in general more sometimes than long distance walking.

i will admit i like distance walking better ;)

also, online on the news this morning, they discussed one of the most important exercises for older people to do is BALANCE! they discussed standing on one leg like you do !!! and said that's best to combat balance issues that is the biggest thing that changes as we get older!!!! so go you!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Mar 25, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

9:45am breakfast: oatmeal & almond milk 170, last of the cottage cheese thank gosh! 50, coffee iced 50, pb 150...450.

1pm After a LONG walk where i did feel a drop in sugar since i didn't bring a snack i got shaky...but got home and now eating some CARBS ... :) clementine 50, rigatoni lean cuisine (not filling!) around 450, wine 150-200. 700 or so.

chocolates 150, kombucha 50, chcolate while exercising and also just in the afternoon, bowl of cooked cabbage with mimimal additives 50, chocolate 50

turkey meatballs / smart ones mac and cheese didn't love it. 500




List of options of activities today:

- FILE UNEMPLOYMENT after my walk ? or go to the site and see what i can do for now..decided to wait till Friday to do this and see if I am paid on Friday like I am supposed to be....

- walk this morning while calling friend Christine - up to an hour walk....done! 1.5 hours slow walk - next time i'll bring a snack with me!

- afternoon clean the top shelf of clothes (throw out some) in my closet in my bedroom (no other closet today!!) put those clothes aside to donate later on after virus passes or when i go out and know that the donation bins are open... DONE !!

- review binder that has my textbook and choose the next chapter that i am going to read, take those pages out and read 5 pages today..chose CHAPTER 2. reading it out of order, book doesn't need to be read in order by chapter. DONE!

- cook the bean pasta to have in fridge on hand? - prob not today 

- later afternoon: upper body weights today / pushups = must. - doing now around 5pm should be done by 6pm...DONE!

- do a meditation / listen to a story on my phone meditation app (CALM). - after dinner...DONE !!!!


Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 03/25/2020:
Inspiration...I may have time to walk today. Have a great day.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2020:
If you have the time, I hope you do!

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2020:
Walking sounds like fun...I seriously can't wait for the snow to leave......

Horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2020:
I am sorry your weather isn't more like mine! It's been good for walking :)

legcramps on 03/25/2020:
Over the weekend I started going through my clothes as well; I have a nice little stack to give away. Some were in such bad shape that I actually threw them out! I can't believe I was still wearing some of those pieces LOL.

Glad to see that you are filling your days with lots of good options!

Maria7 on 03/25/2020:
Clementines are good, aren't they?

Horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2020:
the best! i had a big bag of them...now i have 1 or 2 left !

Donkey on 03/26/2020:
You got a lot accomplished!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2020:
yes i think it's enough :)

i even listened to my CALM app. It was a story about a volcanic european island. the stories are generally 20-30 min. I heard the whole thing, around 8-8:30pm...promptly falling asleep afterwards, LOL. woke up a lot last night, one time just to turn off all the lights in my apt. LOL. it was a good story, worth listening to! it's vocabulary, history, info, new learning. good stuff!

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Mar 24, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

9:30am breakfast: oatmeal and almond milk 170, pb 150, almond milk and coffee iced 50, gummy vitamins normal serving (15 cal i don't usually count it when i eat the normal amount lol). cottage cheese 80 (can't wait to finish it - sweetened it a lot). 450 total.

snack dark chocolate 200

1:30-2pm lunch: turkey meatballs 100 or so bc they were 3 and small, eggplant dish leftovers 100, 2 large clementines 100, 1 glass 200 of white sangria i picked up 2 bottles at the liquor store at which the owner actually said she's closing for 2 weeks starting tomorrow bc SHE DOESN"T want to be open! - i guess she's concerned about her own health! and Ricky bought for me (i didn't bring $) along the walk.

(i am sorry if my writing about drinking alcohol is hard for anyone to read or triggering as i know not everyone drinks here and some have recovered from dependencies).  Because of calories and other reasons, i will limit to 1 glass per day. 

4:30pm kombucha and chocolate (keeps me sane!!!) 200

7:30 dinner veggie burger110, butter 50, wrap 120 300.


1900 total


 actually did my laundry last night ahead of schedule bc i wanted to clean the guniea pig cafe fleece also :)


Today's agenda brief:

10am - any minute now!...soon i will have a call from a nurse to check on me that i agreed to yesterday over the phone...it's a 45min call. it's a free service with my union and i'm on the "list" of applicable participants to this service...10am that will start. this is a 1-2x a month service. and totally free..starting it today since she called again last night and i decided why not!?..lasted an hour. DONE!

- walk outside it's sunny - i invited Ricky - we did a LONG walk around the neighborhood, taking out time, sitting down a few times. the walk was prob around 3mi and we were out from around 11:30-1:30pm.DONE!

- leg workouts / abs (definite) - especially abs, gotta get them DONE it doesn't take long anyways! abs are DONE! still need to do LEGS = DONE!

- possibly get on bike...optional...maybe during other therapy call below...NO.

- i also have a phone all with my weekly therapist probably at the typical 8pm time tonight (i was signed up and saw her for the first time last tuesday at 8pm. she has been the BEST one so far.) this is my typical weekly appointments with a copay.

- yes, i have TWO health phone conferences planned! kinda comical but lucky me to get all this "mental help"...

- read like FIVE pages of my textbook and then plan what section i'm reading next...doing this NOW, after lunch at 2:30pm...DONE!!!!!

- review what i wrote yesterday as options...need to do this..

- restart using the app for meditation that i downloaded - do it in mornings when i wake up?? NO.

 - only thing i need to cook / want to cook is still cabbage and bean pasta.....but i have enough food right now still, so i'm not too stimulated to make anything..prob make the cabbage first. DONE - cooked the cabbage.

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/24/2020:
Well...the phone calls will save time and money...that's handy! Good idea using what is on hand....There are some very good meditation sites out there...and many are free to use. I especially like the ones that help sleep....so soothing.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2020:
yes who can turn down medical phone calls right!? they are helpful during a crazy period, so i am going along with this extra nurse service. as with the therapy i pay copays for, I am considered "HIGH RISK" and if i don't return calls or do as required, she must call cops / get me help! so i must go along with the other call tonight :) LOL...

i had downloaded / paid for a good meditation app back in November or so...i will try to use it a few days a week here.

Be safe, BCGG!

Donkey on 03/25/2020:
Glad to hear about your phone calls! And that your new therapist seems to be a good fit.

Good to get outside while you can. That is what I did too because we have a couple of rainy days ahead.

Chocolate seems to be keeping me sane (saner) lately too...

Horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2020:
yes new therapist by far is the best, even better than the first therapist i had at the other place, before she went and started working for the NYPD. i know i won the lottery with this therapist, she is very smart too.

yeah, trying to get myself outside and keep active. i don't have a lot of responsibilities at home, so, it's important for me to move around outside. next time i need to bring a snack so i don't have such a drop in sugar during a long walk. i used to be able to walk for HOURS. my endurance is not there yet, but i am feeling good lately with what i am doing :)

horn_of_plenty - Monday Mar 23, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

 Getting out of bed at 9am - typing this from my bed. Been sleeping 10 hours minimum every night!

choc + kombucha 130-150. 

10am oatmeal with almond milk 170, pb 150, cottage cheese 50 (trying to use it up) 370.


Noon lunch turkey meatballs 100, Indian eggplant 100..bean chips 150, clementines 100. 450.

 1pm -3pm wine 150, 3 chocolates 100 and omg just found more types of chocolate I had previously bought ! 50 it's thin Reece's dark chocolate cups! Wow!!

4:15 pm sf Lily's chocolate 50

5:30 dinner salad 100, veggie patty with butter 150, on a wrap 100..350, ice cream 200

1900.. chocolates at 9pm

2050 total, great.


plans for today: better review now since it's 1pm and I haven't done much !

- bring recycling down to main floor and use steps not elevators DONE 

- dye hair red in the afternoon ????

- abs and leg work - after lunch?    upper body & pushups soon after dinner = DONE!

- stepper at least 5 min DOING NOW - done !and bike 15min at slow pace while watching tv DONE!

- still no cooking needed except if I want to slow cook a cabbage but prob tomorrow 

- it's raining so I plan to be home today 

- finish reading current chapter of textbook that I have mostly finished so it's only 11 pages...almost there...DID NOT FINISH.


- choose a book from what I can find in this apt ?? Or sign up for some kinda cheap course ? Or study my legal vocabulary words? Think about being more productive ?


Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/23/2020:
No rain here...still the snow...but bright and sunny...yet very cold...........good day to hit the exercise :)

Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2020:
we seem to be having opposite weather to yours! yesterday was TONS of rain....today is sunshine! i got in the exercise :)

Donkey on 03/24/2020:
I'm quite impressed by the structure of your day. I had not considered that you might run out of things to read or do. Hmm, if I were in your circumstance, I might start by researching some TED talks... hard to say.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2020:
I def am not running out...but i guess i AM PROCRASTINATING since it takes me the whole day to get things done!? i am NOT complaining though. i am not minding being home right now.

Donkey on 03/24/2020:
I think I'll thank you here, for the helpful direction on how to connect my device to my TV screen. My husband sys that this would work with my laptop (but not my phone - we're not there yet).

As this would take some effort in my husband's part, I'm not sure he'll do this. I'd have to push him on this. I'd really like to do this, though, especially if Illinois is in shelter-down for longer than end of March.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2020:
good luck to you...i'm glad that it might possible work to connect a laptop to the tv...let me know if you ever end up doing that.

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Mar 22, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

 Will be commenting to everyone this afternoon ! I admit I was taking advantage of "hermiting" and seriously took a lot of alone time, still taking it! 

9:3am breakfast gummies vitamins 30, coffee 50, cottage cheese 100, PB 150, oatmeal and almond milk 170...500.

12pm turkey meatballs 100, eggplant Indian dish 100, wine 200, later kombucha 50

4pm Reece's chocolate and couple large clementines 250

2 more clementines 100, microwaveable lean cuisine pasta 400, salad and dressing 150 tops 

  Ice cream and chocolate 300


Hour walk today and hour slow bike while on phone 


Plans (already almost 3pm when i write this):

- cooked yesterday, totally not cooking today..

- not doing laundry yet either, deciding to do it mid-week around tuesday or so.

- read some more of my material - textbook for class.

- call friend when i'm on the bike, but after i real the material. i have been very anti-talk or social since this began (but this is typically me also, so it's not really so different). i just want to do my own thing lately, here at home. it's been good to walk with R because it's motivating to get together with someone...we try to remain a social distance and he was wearing a mask part of the time (not the N95...). we stopped at a pharmacy and he bought a few more masks (not N95) and gave me a few too :)

- also i can do some leg strength exercises today / bike...it'd be good for me to work in some more cardio (as it's prob not increased since being home at all) and work on legs now... :)

i do not really want to lock down so many plans that it's not fun...so, i guess i'll think about cardio day by day and per the weather too (like if walking outside is even possible! - like when it rains, no thanks!)

it's really not that many plans. i'm not really motivated to do much more at this moment.

- i am watching the news here and there. i will def stay in the loop.


Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/22/2020:
Those meatballs looked soooo good!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2020:
these were better than last time. instead of one large eggs, i used two of my medium eggs to help the meatballs turn a little softer and hold the ingredients together beetter and worked out well!

Donkey on 03/24/2020:
From my own experience, do try to stay busy.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2020:

Donkey on 03/24/2020:
^ Sorry, what a dumb comment. I've run out of time and couldn't piece together a decent comment in my head.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2020:
i appreciate all your thoughts!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Mar 21, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

I am doing well. I want to plan to do a morning walk (short, like 10min) like i would if i were going to the bus everyday, even weekends. So, i will do that. Yesterday i actually skipped weights for no good reason, so i'll do them today with upper body exercises. I will def be reading more of my textbook also....

9:15am Breakfast: oatmeal with almond milk/stevia 170 and cottage cheese on the side 100, iced coffee with almond milk 50. gummy vitamins. small amount of chocolate 50.

11:00-11:30 earlier lunch candies 100, chips 150, 2 large clementines 100, pepperoni 100, cauli flour pizza crust 300 750 tops...wine 200

Snacks in afternoon jackfruit 100, later turkey meatballs 100 more meatballs 50, tastes of tomato / eggplant dish 50, kombucha 50 more kombucha 50

1800 tops ..

did weights and 20 min walk. Cooked two dishes and read a little bit.


General Day's Plan: it is not a definite just providing some activities and structure but I am REsequence it as home today ...

10am - 10 min walk outside yes 

10:20-11:30am: reading of textbook yes 

11:30- clean up remainder of my cart that has some clean laundry on it., have lunch - pepperoni on a cauliflower crust (frozen) should be really, really good! and fruit. Yes 

12:30- 1:30pm upper body workout with pushups. Yes but at night 

2:30-4pm: make turkey meatballs and also do a trial of an indian recipe i have (but not all the ingredients but just enough to attempt the recipe) for smoked (lol, i don't have a bbq though!) eggplant. Yes 

 4-5 not too much

5pm-ish dinner: the eggplant, turkey meatballs, salad with dressing yes but no salad 

after dinner: attempts to read more of my textbook? No - worked out at night 






Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/21/2020:
Ha ha, I skipped upper body weights last night too! My intention was to write an entry today "I had an AMAZING weight workout last night!" -- NOPE, didn't happen! Ha ha! But it will happen today, for sure.

I love the idea of a short walk!

Also, a gentle suggestion - no textbook tonight. It's Saturday night. Read or watch something fun or light instead. :)

Horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2020:
at least we both have had amazing weights workouts now!

Donkey on 03/21/2020:
Oh, not exactly Indian, but there is a Middle Eastern kabob take-out near me that I want to try soon!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2020:
that's a start! i have to say, i love the indian for the VEGGIES! but they also do a GREAT job with their meats. kabobs are nice along with other similar items they have like meats that are ground and mixed with spices.

bearcountrygg on 03/21/2020:
I never did get to try those cauliflower crusts...never saw them here.....maybe someday hopefully.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2020:
these were ordered online like LAST YEAR or so from Cali'flour. or something like that is the name of the brand.

these particular ones are quite healthy and tons of fiber. they are good for a change of pace and i eat them on their own (not topped with cheese or anything!) they are made with a little cheese anyways mixed into the dough / cauliflower / egg mix.

Donkey on 03/22/2020:
I have not yet tried a cauliflower crust. #goals (lol)

Horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2020:
these are more healthy than most, not looking like pizza dough.

i'll take a photo and post here next time i make one - i do plan to eat up a LOT of the foods i have at home. i have a lot of things hiding in my freezer and cabinets. only things i really need to buy are EGGS and more veggies / fruits if i want those - and also to feed the pig babies!!!. anything else is icing on the cake per se.

horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 20, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

breakfast 350

lunch chips 150, wrap 120 / pepperoni 130. ; orange 50, few gummy vitamins 50 lol ran out of my other gummies until further notice! :)

4pm Rice Krispie treat

5pm oranges 100, chips 150, salad with olive oil and vinegar 150, lean cuisine 500 tops wine 150



 Doing sit-ups and then more reading.   tonight I'll do an upper body workout. I will try to read the entire project management textbook during this time off from work. I don't have plans to increase my fitness or anything crazy like that but I will try to move around / cardio a little more but none of that is for today since yesterday I was extremely active.


i do feel I was possibly exposed to the virus during commuting, etc. but I have slept a ton and my body does feel quite ready to keep itself healthy at this time.


 I am off on vacation pay for one week and then laid off at least 2 weeks after that until further notice. Planning to collect unemployment for those two or so weeks.

got up late and taking a nap now. Just resting right now.

might go drive to a park and read or walk outside with r - we will take sep cars and keep a distance from each other if we go. Weather is abnormally warm today at 65-70 and will be the only day Like this for awhile. I have enough food for now and just resting a bit.

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/20/2020:
Hopefully you don't come down with it......that is scary.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/21/2020:
I don’t think so but for now I am ok with relaxing a bit more at home lol :-)

I def think I was exposed to it though !

Donkey on 03/21/2020:
Nice to hear that you and R have made up :)

Were your legs up to another walk after your 5-miler? I worry about your ankles - BUT, having said that, I completely understand the desire to walk, especially when the temperatures are warm(er). It's quite cold here today, and even though the sun is out (sorta), it doesn't make walking as desirable.

Also, walking outside - something about it is SOO therapeutic. It calms a restless soul. It soothes away the choppy waves of anxiety. At least that's how it feels to me. I LOVE IT.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2020:
yes, i do prefer the outside exercise over indoor cardio any day!

my legs were tired after the 5mi or so, but, i have also been able to rest my legs a lot.

it's nice to have "made up" with R though it's still not the same as it used to be, we are on good terms.

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