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horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Mar 02, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

1.45 March 

20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours" (per Donkey, love the sound of it!)


Lookahead...

I'm reading my next Orwell novel, it's nonfiction too, called Homage to Catalonia, based on the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939...even the intro by another author is written well! good book already!

look for 2nd set of iphone headphone adapters that i have...maybe with my old work stuff at home or in the desk drawer at my home...

March 8th: Bankruptcy Course Begins, i think it's 7 weeks but not sure, need to check that.

Wash some pants on weekend????? (some i did, but some i didn't yet~)

Cooking: maybe Wednesday bc Monday i was on the phone for literally 2 hours after work...
  • use up my riced cauliflower & maybe cook up the "fried cauliflower rice" using 1 batch of the frozen riced cauliflower ...to be eaten at work this week along with the mashed potatoes and leftover meat in the freezer! :)...TBD...
  • cook up homemade mashed potatoes using all 4 potatoes i've had in the apt for weeks!...TBD...
  • Repeat order of what i did over a month ago (January 16th) kombucha whole foods / amazon delivery again, if available.?...maybe tomorrow, maybe wait another week...

 


Upper body only tonight, no extra cardio except on commute....

get food prepared for work tomorrow: choose a package of store bought frozen veggies, lightly seasoned, choose a frozen meat for defrosting, eat with stacy's pita chips most probably....remember to bring them to work.

breakfast: part of a slice of pump chocolate cake and coffee 350, couple candies 50


snack tbd granola bar 100

lunch: chili / rice 350; some chips 2 servings i think 300; ..may go out, yes, but only for a short walk..may skip coffee after lunch not sure..650

snack: thinking couple chocolates and maybe a bit of coffee, around 3pm...to power me possibly for workout tonight..150

dinner: i have leftover tofu soup.150..and leftover (2 large / thick noodle) wantons soup 250?...to be had with a salad 100 since i ate all the veggies last night. sounds tasty. approx 550...indulged on some stacy's pita chips 1.5 servings 200. 750, fine; some kombucha while relaxing before workout 50

1 choc near end of workout...

2150 cals, seems fine to me!

i think i've gained a couple lbs, may need to watch calories, but, not totally worried just yet.


Changed my mind for now on the book / blog. I simply do not have the time to commit. Aside from you all, it seems there are very few regular folks interested. maybe it's something for the future, but my time is limited for now.

 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/02/2021:
Indeed! And if you start up with another paralegal course, you'll have less time than ever to devote to a separate project. I was aware of this. But now you have the idea, so you can always revisit it at a later point in time. It would really be a project for yourself, and if others benefit, then great, but if not, you've done something for YOU :-)

You did very well with your "sunshine hours" for the month of February, especially considering that February is a shorter month.

horn_of_plenty on 03/02/2021:
in fact, the Bankruptcy Course is starting this coming Monday & i'm looking forward to it!! :)


Donkey on 03/02/2021:
^^^I'm so excited for you. I hope you enjoy it!

horn_of_plenty on 03/02/2021:
Thank you Donkey, I'll try to take what i can from it to enlighten myself just about what it means really to File for Bankruptcy and just to have more information about it than i did before taking it :) something to read and be constructive about along my commute, too :)


Maria7 on 03/02/2021:
I know what you mean. There are always things to do but we also have to take into account our energy level and most of all, I current commitments that require a lot of energy, too.

horn_of_plenty on 03/02/2021:
yeah...i like my sleep so i'm not gonna lose sleep over those other activities and doing them...and i like to read...and i just see it as not something to include in my life now....or maybe not at all ever. we'll see. Cheers.


grannyannie on 03/02/2021:
Hope you enjoy the bankruptcy course.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/02/2021:
thanks, i'm looking forward to learning something new!



horn_of_plenty - Monday Mar 01, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

1.00 March

20.25 Hours in the Sun / Strolling Outside / Indoor Cardio Feb 2021 

24.50 Jan 2021


Lookahead...

I'm thinking to do that youtube channel, which is not going to be successful right off the bat, but can get there, maybe (or not but at least i tried...)

I'm reading my next Orwell novel, it's nonfiction too, called Homage to Catalonia, based on the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939...even the intro by another author is written well! good book already!

look for 2nd set of iphone headphone adapters that i have...maybe with my old work stuff at home or in the desk drawer at my home...

Maybe some on Monday after work, not sure:
  • use up my riced cauliflower & maybe cook up the "fried cauliflower rice" using 1 batch of the frozen riced cauliflower ...to be eaten at work this week along with the mashed potatoes and leftover meat in the freezer! :)...TBD...
  • cook up homemade mashed potatoes using all 4 potatoes i've had in the apt for weeks!...TBD...
  • Repeat order of what i did over a month ago (January 16th) kombucha whole foods / amazon delivery again, if available.?...maybe tomorrow, maybe wait another week...

 


walk home, adding a mile to commute, hoping it helps me with some bathroom issues. sorry, TMI!

Monday Eats:

1/8 big slice of pie that i made pumpkin brownie 400, coffee 50. 

snacks: one candy...time went by fast this AM 50

lunch: cauliflower rice small box frozen already in a cheese sauce ate half 50, to be had with leftover rice 150 and some corned beef 200. small portions...400.

snacks: choc 150

dinner: tbd picked up cheap chinese tofu vegetable 200, chinese chips 150, wanton soup 250...600, cabbage and pork 200...800...i think that's it...

1850

thinking to do some sorta youtube channel called "Calorie Queen" or something...ideas are welcome here...where i rant off what i ate for the day...several times a week...and soon to answer questions to viewers...it's an idea that came to mind after reading your comments. or like "Calorific,"  "JacKcal"...but honestly, i do not think i have the energy to do this...along with work....i have to give it a tiny bit more thought.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/01/2021:
How did the pumpkin brownie pie turn out? I was picturing more of a pumpkin pie thing, but it's actually more like a brownie pie thing, with pumpkin in it. Sounds delicious - but did it turn out to your liking?

New week, new month!

horn_of_plenty on 03/01/2021:
for breakfast, it tasted good because when you eat first thing in the morning everything tastes sweet...it was good for breakfast. i'm not sure if the regular person on the street would like it, though...

omg, happy MARCH...we are so close to SPRING!


Donkey on 03/01/2021:
I write this comment separately in case you want it deleted. My suggestion -which feel free to reject or delete this (or ask me to delete) - is "Jackie Chat". You could do short vlogs (video blogs) on weight training techniques, recipes, diet/nutrition, diet/cooking, diet/psychological, things that you've found helpful in cooking, coping, dieting, working out, but even things like city life, single life, piggies, volunteering, etc. Sort of along the lines of the FB videos you've done, but maybe just a little longer.

IDK sounds like a fun little project. I'm not very versed on YouTube and making videos, although if Associate Attorney can do videos on his phone, surely it's not all THAT complicated, since he's very technologically challenged. (I suspect his teenage daughter helped get him set up with a video editing app.)

horn_of_plenty on 03/01/2021:
i will think of more, i do like how my name is in it...will have to think more about it...i like how you are mentioning many aspects of life...i will have to copy and paste your post here...speaking of which i need to go back and copy paste your comments on the courses whcih i don't think i ever did...good i could go back in time here...and find them! :)

i will have to see, not really a public speaker, but maybe i need to get over that...! will be thinking about this...


bearcountrygg on 03/01/2021:
You Tube channel may be a very good idea....if you get enough subscribers it could become monetized.

horn_of_plenty on 03/01/2021:
would be cool, but i guess i'll have to understand it will prob not get $, and it's one in a million that does ;)

will work on thinking about it, yes...


grannyannie on 03/01/2021:
The pie sounds yummy.

Everybody makes youtube videos now. You could do it! Lots of good tips. You could do tips on maintenance which you have definitely done.

horn_of_plenty on 03/01/2021:
pie was good for breakfast, extremely filling...


grannyannie on 03/01/2021:
Donkey, I've got youtube videos - easy to do and upload. Mine are all personal though - travel videos, bike rides, etc.

horn_of_plenty on 03/01/2021:
love that you have ventured in the youtube world, what inspiration to us! (and personally to me!)


bearcountrygg on 03/01/2021:
I agree...it can cover many different topics in 1 account......

horn_of_plenty on 03/01/2021:
that is a good idea to have leeway over many topics over time..


legcramps on 03/01/2021:
I too have a couple of videos i've done which are also personal; it's not difficult. The editing might be a bit time consuming, but i'm sure once you get into the routine of it that will come easy to you! Very exciting!


coffee&calories on 03/01/2021:
One thing I wanted to mention in regards to you saying above that you’re not really a fan of public speaking...in terms of YouTube you really don’t have to be! One channel I watch, the girl has pretty severe anxiety, but she says making videos is okay with her, because she’s just talking into a camera by herself. Although, I do totally understand not wanting to be putting yourself on the internet, if that bothers you. A different channel I watched, the woman actually hid her face and made the voice speeded up. Eventually she did show it. Just some quick thoughts on the matter!

horn_of_plenty on 03/01/2021:
oh wow, never would have expected that...i hope it's easy to record videos, etc., on youtube.

i think i do like the name JacKcal

horn_of_plenty on 03/01/2021:
JacKcalChats

horn_of_plenty on 03/01/2021:
but the name, it sounds masculine...any idea how to make is sound femeine? Miss JacKalChats ?

horn_of_plenty on 03/01/2021:
I meant Miss JacKcalChats


Donkey on 03/02/2021:
Isn't Jackal another word for donkey?

horn_of_plenty on 03/02/2021:
YES, isn't it!? hahaha



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Feb 28, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 20.25 Hours in the Sun / Strolling Outside / Indoor Cardio Feb 2021 

24.50 Jan 2021


Lookahead...

reading my next Orwell novel, it's nonfiction too, called Homage to Catalonia, based on the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939.

look for 2nd set of iphone headphone adapters that i have...maybe with my old work stuff at home or in the desk drawer at my home...

Sunday
clean gp cage & all laundry...DONE!
full body workout in progress to DONE!
 other veggies for cooking:
  • bake pumpkin brownie on an oreo crust - cooking and will be DONE!
  • use up my riced cauliflower & maybe cook up the "fried cauliflower rice" using a double batch of the frozen riced cauliflower x 2...to be eaten at work this week along with the mashed potatoes and leftover meat in the freezer! :)...NOT TODAY
  • cook up homemade mashed potatoes using all 4 potatoes i've had in the apt for weeks!...NOT TODAY
  • Repeat order of what i did over a month ago (January 16th) kombucha whole foods / amazon delivery again, if available.?...maybe tomorrow, maybe wait another week...

Eats:

10am thick toast 260, whitefish spread from supermarket just ok 200, wafers 200...coffee included cals 660

12:30pm lunch: leftover brussel sprouts in some curry sauce, just ok, but filling, 150, leftover fries 300, 2 pcs chicken bacon 50. 500 total

3pm coffee 40, strawberries 100, some low sugar gummies 50

5pm small meal / snack pb 100 and some multigrain stacy's pita chips 230

7pm had a slice of the pie that i cut so quick that all the slices are somehow dramatically different sizes lol. 400 cal, some kombucha later 50.

2150, fine.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/28/2021:
Productive day!

horn_of_plenty on 02/28/2021:
Got some of it done !


thinkpositive on 02/28/2021:
You have a nice variety of food! Healthy eater!

horn_of_plenty on 02/28/2021:
Awww thank you!!!


bearcountrygg on 02/28/2021:
Good day to cook up what has been hanging around......

horn_of_plenty on 02/28/2021:
Got to baking but didn’t get up to cooking ...I have enough leftovers not to worry tomorrow ...


Donkey on 02/28/2021:
I'm a little behind in commenting.

How wonderful that you got so much sleep this weekend! I'm very happy for you on this point. Almost feels like a vacation of sorts :-)

And how nice to spend this weekend cooking and baking. Sounds very relaxing and therapeutic.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/28/2021:
thank you!...i'll get back to replying to your comments as well as Coffee's comments to me in my next entry...i fell behind as well in commenting back to your questions...easy to fall behind on the weekend for me, since i always use some time at work to leave comments & reply to comments when time permits.



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 27, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

20.25 Hours in the Sun / Strolling Outside / Indoor Cardio Feb 2021 

24.50 Jan 2021


Lookahead...

Almost done with reading Down & Out in Paris and London and got my next Orwell novel, it's nonfiction too, called Homage to Catalonia, based on the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939.

look for 2nd set of iphone headphone adapters that i have...maybe with my old work stuff at home or in the desk drawer at my home...


 
Saturday
stayed in bed until almost noon...! fully slept until 11:30am!!.....
 
cleaned up, threw away all cardboard shipping boxes and garbage laying around lol...first time that happened in awhie, now back to a cleaner apt...it's bc i had a lot more little boxes shipped to my apt almost everyday this week from amazon, lol,  DONE
 
electronically file the taxes & make payments from savings acct i did on turbotax last weekend. DONE
 
slow cook the brussel sprouts even before going out to supermarket, get them in the slow cooker...getting there..DONE!
 
Walk to under 1/2 mile away Supermarket: I want to use my time Saturday for cooking...and first stopping at supermarket for mostly veggies for myself and the pigs; Veggies i need to buy for pigs / myself: parsley, lettuce, cilantro maybe, carrots lg x2, one pepper this week; celery..DONE
 
 
also check if i have any meat left in the freezer to cook (YES), which i think i do...or just see what meat has been cooked and organize to eat that throughout next week. (Yes, i also have enough meat to last me thru next week, already cooked and portioned!)...DONE
 
verdict - i'll eat what i have leftover this week & cook something new with the frozen ground meat next weekend.
 
 
 
Eats:
Noon - indulgent breakfast: oats 150, small banana 120, almond milk 30, dried cherries 150, stevia drops to sweeten cereal more, wafers 160....610...coffee 40...
 
2pm snacking: some kombucha 50, 2 chocolates 100 strawberries 100
 
5:15pm snack jackfruit, dried 50, 4 wafers 120, yogurt 0% rasp chobani 110,,approx 300
 
7:30 brussels 50, with the curry sauce 150, Stacy's pita chips 350. 500.
 
 
11pm snacky and awake so rest of the package of dried jackfruit and 2 more chocolates 150 
 1950, good !
Sunday
clean gp cage & all laundry...
full body workout
 other veggies for cooking:
  • use up my riced cauliflower & maybe cook up the "fried cauliflower rice" using a double batch of the frozen riced cauliflower x 2...to be eaten at work this week along with the mashed potatoes and leftover meat in the freezer! :)... Sunday.
  • cook up homemade mashed potatoes using all 4 potatoes i've had in the apt for weeks!...Sunday ...
  • Repeat order of what i did over a month ago (January 16th) kombucha whole foods / amazon delivery again, if available.?...maybe tomorrow, maybe wait another week...

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/27/2021:
Catching up on sleep!!! A worthwhile weekend activity!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/27/2021:
i'd say so!!! :)


grannyannie on 02/27/2021:
Good sleep!!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/27/2021:
i think it's ok...some people say "how can you sleep so long," but, after being out of work for 10 months and continuously sleeping 10hrs per night, i chalk it up to my body liking long sleeps!


Jacky82020 on 02/27/2021:
Good got you getting those taxes done.

Watching Seth Myers, recorded last night. Says Trump paid $750 in 2016 & 2017. Geez! Crook!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/27/2021:
yeah...i cannot believe that WE won't be able to see his taxes!


coffee&calories on 02/28/2021:
Hey HOP :) you give off such a calmness and serenity about food..don’t fight or struggle with it like I do...How do you manage to never have a day where things are stressful or too many yummy things are present or you’re eating at your parents and just forget about counting and eat way too much (examples of things that derail me). You seem to have discovered something really unique. Most people can’t do it. You should really write a book lol. I’d buy it :-)


Donkey on 02/28/2021:
^Adding to Coffee's question/request, I am wondering, do you eat and then count calories? Or do you think that, most of the time, you're keeping calories in your mind as you serve yourself?

She asks a very good question. I feel like if you had an online video blog or podcast or YouTube, I'd watch it.


coffee&calories on 02/28/2021:
Yes Donkey exactly! I’m kind of addicted to diet type YouTube videos, but I’ve never come across a channel that would use calorie counting in such a sustained, easy going, livable way. It’s either too extreme, like only perfect clean eating or intuitive eating, or the same calorie deficit talk over and over. All of that is appropriate in its own right, but never seems to help me. Even when I was doing great with my weight, I still had days of overeating and off track/bingy behaviour. I’m really truly interested how some people stop doing that completely

horn_of_plenty on 02/28/2021:
I hope to comment back to you in one of my own entries this week ....so many good points to consider. Also, you are a very good writer.


thinkpositive on 02/28/2021:
Lucky to be able to sleep late. That’s my dream!



horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 26, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

19.75 Hours in the Sun / Strolling Outside / Indoor Cardio Feb 2021 

24.50 Jan 2021


Lookahead...

Almost done with reading Down & Out in Paris and London and got my next Orwell novel, it's nonfiction too, called Homage to Catalonia, based on the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939.

look for 2nd set of iphone headphone adapters that i have...maybe with my old work stuff at home or in the desk drawer at my home...

Fri: 

1 mi cardio extra on commute home :) - i may try to do more, but my shoes don't offer the best support, so it depends how i feel, no need to overdo.
 
takeout thai for dinner, order at 3:30 so it stays warm during the commute home :)...instead of ordering two meals as i have done in the past, i'll just order one meal (i used to love to order multiples to have to eat all weekend  or all week...trying to stop doing that as well as cook a couple things myself this weekend..!)
 
 
Eats:
7:45-8pm banana and coffee 150
wrap with ricotta 220
almost 10am snack: almonds, tiny packaged cinnamon bun 200.
 
lunch: an indian paneer palak packet 260-300 that just needs heating up with some leftover white rice 200...if it tastes ok, and i have leftovers, i'll freeze them at work to eat again - bc i have two servings of the rice as well as the spinach thing with me.....500..
 
after lunch snacks: chocolates, small clementine 100; diet pepsi, granola bar 120, 1 choc 40
 
dinner 2 smallish chicken dumplings that were really good 200, tons of veggies in a yellow curry (didn't love the quality of veggies or taste of the sauce, was a different restaurant in nyc near my work) 200, dried jackfruit no sugar added 100...500
 
1860...
 

 
Saturday
I want to use my time Saturday for cooking...and first stopping at supermarket for mostly veggies for myself and the pigs; also check if i have any meat left in the freezer to cook, which i think i do...or just see what meat has been cooked and organize to eat that throughout next week....
 
Repeat order of what i did over a month ago (January 16th) kombucha whole foods / amazon delivery again, if available.
 
Sunday
 
 
 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/26/2021:
We are absolutely drowning with headphones, adapters, chargers, cords of every kind! Easy to lose.

horn_of_plenty on 02/26/2021:
reason is i want to keep one pair of headphones at work; and one in my jacket pocket and not at work... :)

yes, easy to replace cords, loose extras...ugh...seems wasteful with all these cords/garbage laying around.


grannyannie on 02/26/2021:
Your mention of panang curry made me want some. Haven't had any for a while so hubby is making some tomorrow.

horn_of_plenty on 02/26/2021:
enjoy...i'll be ordering the curry for dinner.


Donkey on 02/26/2021:
You can wear headphones at work? Don't you need to answer the phones?

horn_of_plenty on 02/26/2021:
if i'm at my desk, i can still prob hear the phone even with headphones and other people in the room may say something about my phone or look at me if i didn't answer...

but if i'm ALONE working, and not sitting at my desk, i'll just listen to my phone music without the headphones, so i don't miss any sounds or calls in the office (when alone).

horn_of_plenty on 02/26/2021:
but in general, i do not really have many clients like is your case, it's all business, not client based, and i do not make hardly any calls all day aside from within company calls (very few) or with other subcontractors, again very few calls. it's not like your work at all...


Donkey on 02/27/2021:
I'm finding it hard to imagine a business that isn't client-based. (ha ha ha) How different my work life would be!



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Feb 25, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

18.75 Hours in the Sun / Strolling Outside / Indoor Cardio Feb 2021 

24.50 Jan 2021


Lookahead...

look for 2nd set of iphone headphone adapters that i have...maybe with my old work stuff at home or in the desk drawer at my home...

Thursday: 

Rested a lot, no reading, on way into work on bus/train - closed eyes the whole time bc i woke up quite tired...feeling extremely tired at work
 
but i will work myself up to a full body workout tonight, maybe drink some caffeine before the workout, to get it done, go back to bed...sleepy after a full week!
 
no extra cardio today as i want to get home to do my full body strength workout :)
 
drop off co-op maintenance check on the walk home...
 
 
Eats:
banana and coffeex2 (one decaf) 200...
 
pump pie no sugar added 1/8 slice only 150 cal
 
other snack almonds 120; and a couple choc candies or so to last me until lunch, 100
 
 lunch: i think i brought rice 200  and chili leftovers 300? go out and buy $2.50 sf monster energy drink of my FAVORITE flavor...having one of those days where i won't be easily affected by caffeine...very tired.  settled on a diet pepsi bc it has less caffeine...will have a couple chocs later 100. 
 
snack: another new type of chocolate i bought! dark with pb filling but not reeces, i think Dove. ..2 chocolates counted above so far, clementine
 
1250...
 
 
dinner: TBD - thinking salad with chicken bacon and side of fries that i have in my fridge :) and maybe some of an energy drink both for taste and caffeine...having a very tired day...maybe pick up something to drink on walk home, not sure...
 
 oatmeal 150, almond milk 30, dried cherries 120, allulose sweetener negl cals; decided to use my powdered pb (so old) 50, 5% total fage yogurt with mango mix in 150..500...low sugar gummies 100
 
1850...

Friday
Get in at least a mile walk weather-permitting
 
Saturday
Repeat order of what i did over a month ago (January 16th) kombucha whole foods / amazon delivery again, if available.
 
Sunday
 
 

 
 
 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/25/2021:
I'm pretty sure my brother drinks kombucha every day.

horn_of_plenty on 02/25/2021:
love them so much. they are very sweet to me, but low calories.


Jacky82020 on 02/25/2021:
I may for a diversion.

Trading has become very intense lately. Held the line over a hour last night to talk to TD guy. Asked about day trading rules & he said I had to apply for a margin account. Did this AM & instantly approved. Yay!

horn_of_plenty on 02/25/2021:
good job..


Jacky82020 on 02/25/2021:
Mean check on the fries.

horn_of_plenty on 02/25/2021:
i know you meant that!


Jacky82020 on 02/25/2021:
Ok, good, wasn’t sure. Think I meant to post after comment yesterday & got today instead.

horn_of_plenty on 02/25/2021:
;-)


Donkey on 02/25/2021:
What do you think is the main cause of your fatigue? Stress? Impending TOM?

horn_of_plenty on 02/25/2021:
I think i really like to sleep for longer periods of time...like i was when i wasn't working...i think i'm one of those semi long-sleepers.

so just less sleep and getting up earlier.....i have always gotten this way...it could also be mental like the week ending is contributing to me feeling tired just because it's late in the week, but, i plan to def sleep in on Saturday!!

horn_of_plenty on 02/25/2021:
I appreciate you asking, i've had this problem for years and years...and when i was a teacher, i always felt tired too a lot of the time bc i was also going to school getting my masters and playing in late night rehearsals....



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Feb 24, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 18 Hours in the Sun / Strolling Outside / Indoor Cardio Feb 2021 

24.50 Jan 2021


Lookahead:

Assurant / Geico: Condo insurance revision...waiting on Assurant bc i need doc revised for Housing Company...i get my incoming mail pdf's of the envelopes emailed to me, seems i'm getting something from Assurant yesterday in the mail, 2/23/21, so i'll take a look today on what that is!...fixed, finalized!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wednesday
Cook brussel sprouts after work, slow cooker for ease in water with a little salt....NOT TODAY
 
Stop in CVS on way home, buy some more chocolate treats...see if anything is for a sale price....like Bear said, maybe there's some half price Valentine's Candy....i will check!...there were some sales! :) DONE!
 
Walk a mile during commute...2.5 miles! DONE!
 
FILE TAXES (that are done) Electronically...get it over with and filed....ON WEEKEND
 
hoping for bed early bc last night i went to bed late but i'm feeling good anyways bc it was a nice upper body workout....want this! yes....
 
Eats:
banana and coffeex2 (one decaf) 200...
 
pump pie no sugar added 325...
 
other snack: almonds 120
 
Noon lunch: tbd....250 piece of brisket, veggies in a light sauce 150, lots of rice and also a small clementine 250. 650, tops, maybe less...some of a diet coke.
 
3pm snack: prob chocolate as i've been enjoying as opposed to almonds which just haven't been calling out to me, lol, but maybe i can mix it up a little bit, do half and half?...just the 3 chocolates 150
 
dinner: really thinking to do another mcdonalds takeout with a LARGE side salad 100 of my own at home...only 4 nuggets 200, another free fries with additional 300 leftover fries (bc i'm not about to eat the whole medium fries as it's a lot more calories and i do not want that) to keep in fridge / freezer for another time. $2, very inexpensive and tasty. and i'll still eat a few greens with it.  i'll certianly sleep well :)  it's nice to eat fast food and also eat a salad with it and be very satisfied...also i am enjoying the honey mustard sauce which is quite excellent from mcdonalds.....600
 
2050
 

Saturday
 
Repeat order of what i did over a month ago (January 16th) kombucha whole foods / amazon delivery again, if available.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/24/2021:
Did your insurance stuff come in?

Do I understand correctly that you stopped drinking kombucha?

horn_of_plenty on 02/24/2021:
with insurance, i didn't open the letter yet and i'm nervous it's the same as the last mailing at not changed...i have to wait to check it when it's not as quiet in the office so people don't hear me opening my mail...

next, i AM STILL drinking kombucha, yes. i have been having some in the morning (but only a few sips today as i ran out the door quickly but wanting some sweet liquid in my mouth before my commute so i took a few sips before heading out...and i have also been having some at night if i know i didn't have much in the AM...def trying not to overdo the kombucha, but i have been listing it still in a lot of my entries, unless i forget to.

horn_of_plenty on 02/24/2021:
not ready to break the kombucha habit...i ordered so much last month that i still have a week's worth left this month...hoping to order again bc it was both the cheapest and most convenient option ! :) have a good day, talk soon!


bearcountrygg on 02/24/2021:
I got some marked down valentines candy and was immediately sorry....now I'm craving it...and D won't touch it.

horn_of_plenty on 02/24/2021:
LOL...maybe do what Jacky does...put them in freezer or stick them in a place that's hard to get to, like a garage...you can do thiss!!!!

and it's so good you paid marked down prices...ty for the reminder to search for it today!


grannyannie on 02/24/2021:
Husband asked if I wanted some nice chocolates for my birthday and I said yes but only if he helps me eat them. So it's early but the box has been opened. 85 cals per piece (2 bites each). They are too yummy! But thankfully hubby hid them and is rationing them. Otherwise, I would eat the entire box!

horn_of_plenty on 02/24/2021:
so, share with us a link to them so we can "eat with our eyes"


grannyannie on 02/24/2021:
It's Green and Blacks Organic collection - every flavour. My faves are butterscotch, toffee, plain dk chocolate.

horn_of_plenty on 02/24/2021:
i'll take a look later...!!!!


Jacky82020 on 02/24/2021:
God, Taxes! Will begin Monday.

Only thing in today’s USPS alert is a county tax bill. 4K. Expect a bigger one from the school district in July. Paid much lower taxes in California. Stable too. Here they go up every year.

horn_of_plenty on 02/24/2021:
ugh 4k...hating i have to release 4k of my savings this year! uhhhhh!


bearcountrygg on 02/24/2021:
Glad you got your paperwork squared away.

horn_of_plenty on 02/24/2021:
ME TOO...i really expected it to take longer with more challenges. but it worked out!


Jacky82020 on 02/24/2021:
The only McDonald’s food I can eat is from the breakfast menu. The new cinnamon bun is to die for. Probably a good 450 Cals, not sure. Share with the husband .

Found their chicken McNuggets fake & crappy

Horn_of_plenty on 02/24/2021:
for some reason, i love their nuggets. BK has better fries, but i like how mcdonalds fries are skinny and prob slightly lower cal...i find BK fries greasier.

that cinnamon bun would be good if i could share with someone! great idea on sharing.


Jacky82020 on 02/24/2021:
Tried the chicken fingers at one, can’t remember which, but GROSS! Seems to me , the thinner fries would have more surface area & thus more grease. We could probably compare by weight online.


Donkey on 02/24/2021:
I thought that the (return to) kombucha would help your bathroom issues - which is why I thought you had stopped drinking it. I see though that it's not. Maybe once you're REALLY used to the job, things will change and your GI will learn to relax a little.

Nice Lady has a LOT of mind-body issues when it comes to stress/anxiety and her GI system. Even if we talk it out logically, if she says she's got it handled, her body just reacts a certain way when she's ... not tranquil.

horn_of_plenty on 02/25/2021:
this week i was able to poop a little after work on both monday and tuesday and that made me happy.

horn_of_plenty on 02/25/2021:
thanks for the side note on nice lady! i can relate!



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Feb 23, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

16.75 Hours in the Sun / Strolling Outside / Indoor Cardio Feb 2021 

24.50 Jan 2021


Lookahead:

Assurant / Geico: Condo insurance revision...waiting on Assurant bc i need doc revised for Housing Company...i get my incoming mail pdf's of the envelopes emailed to me, seems i'm getting something from Assurant today in the mail, 2/23/21, so i'll take a look tonight on what that is!


Tuesday:
No extra cardio tonight; upper body exercises tonight :), take care of my two personal items...both are taken care of...DONE
 
Eats:
banana and coffee 150
 
egg mc muffin (was supposed to have sausage that i removed from my order easily using the app), free, with app, no purchase necessary! 300
 
snack: if necessary - granola bar 150
 
lunch: good leftovers tbd rice 250?, meatloaf 250?, cooked veggies 100 - slightly boring veggies but should be pretty tasty with everything alse going on....maybe step out and buy a diet coke, but, the forecast shows 100% rain...but i don't see it!?...diet coke was good, i swear i may just finish the 2.5 serving bottle this afternoon, but we'll see...650 def not more.
 
snack: reeces dark choc pb 150
 
1400.....
 
dinner: tbd, thinking to have more salad (iceberg and add a little cilantro in also for taste, oil, spices), grilled cheese & chicken bacon...maybe half a sandwich as the bread is thick and adds up to 300 calories once i add a tiny bit of butter...so, maybe half the sandwich, not sure.  my own salad (will eat a big one, have tons of shredded / bagged iceburg lettuce varieties) with mcdonalds..$2 for 4 nuggets with free medium fries so i'll eat some of them and save some in the fridge to heat up another day...with these low prices, mcD's will come up weekly probably. salad with olive oil 100, fries 250, nuggets 200. 550-600. some kombucha?
 
2 choc towards end of workout that did last awhile bc i took too many breaks, but at least i am more relaxed and awake tonight than last night and even all day today :)
 
2100.


Wednesday
Cook brussel sprouts after work, slow cooker for ease in water with a little salt.
 
Saturday
 
Repeat order of what i did over a month ago (January 16th) kombucha whole foods / amazon delivery again, if available.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/23/2021:
Meals sound good, especially meatloaf.

horn_of_plenty on 02/23/2021:
it's soooo soft...my mom did a great job. with a little bbq sauce i think on the outside.


bearcountrygg on 02/23/2021:
Free food at Mickey D's...what a deal!

horn_of_plenty on 02/23/2021:
i thought so, too. especially a nice english muffin and egg...the cheese i could have done without, didn't love the taste, but overall it was a free breakfast sandwich!



horn_of_plenty - Monday Feb 22, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 16.00 Hours in the Sun / Strolling Outside / Indoor Cardio Feb 2021 

24.50 Jan 2021


Lookahead:

Assurant / Geico: Condo insurance revision...waiting on Assurant bc i need doc revised for Housing Company...  call this Friday AM or whenever everyone is out of the office ? 

Take care of two other mailings...bills 
 
back to more of a regular schedule with workouts on Tues/Thurs, etc...
 
on the mcdonalds phone app, there's tons of freebies! lots of food, free. like, fries medium for free with any $1 purchase! or, a free egg mcmuffin without any additional purchase even!...may do this for breakfast one day this weeK! hello, i like free, and mcmuffins aren't even high calorie!  i have a mcdonalds next to the subway station i use by work which is why mcdonalds will pop up time to time...and it's cheap, so, and tasty, so...it will happen! woohoo!

 Monday
do notarizing for friend at work, stick in work outgoing mail when I complete it all....nope, she sent me an electronic signature, so no notarizing today...i called her to fix it.
 
mile walk during commute home yay (unless it's raining)...rained a bit but got off bus a little esrly at the end :)
 
reading on commute and tonight to relax before bed of my book "down and out in paris and london," by orwell...yes....
 
sleeping early tonight bc last night wasn't ! :) :)  :)

Monday eats:
Breakfast banana 120 (stomach is a little gassy - basically i pooped all weekend since i hardly pooped during the week - this will be my MO for awhile as i am a nervous pooper and cannot do it at work when people are present and working near the bathroom), coffee 30. 150
wrap with ricotta 220.
 
 
10:45 snack: tbd - maybe almonds but i don't see that happening as much as a granola bar might happen, lol...tbd....Sunbelt (cheap brand love it) choc chip granola bar 150 so good. always fresh.
 
Noon lunch: leftovers, balanced: white rice sooo soft even after being frozen, sooo fluffy (was frozen with liquidy items which is why everything heated up so well in the microwave!) 300, veggies in curry sauce i think? 100, meatloaf small piece but a full piece at least 3oz 300...: 700 at least prob.
 
snack: dark choc pb mini reeces x 3 130
 
dinner: tbd at home...not sure...got tons in the freezer, totally not buying anything that's for sure!...no cash in checking except for maintenance fees this month and not using credit card when i have no cash to pay it back...later in week i'll prob do some takout, though! salad just greens, seasoning, olive oil 100, grilled cheese toast and butter 300, cheese & chicken bacon 110..510..
 
1/8 smaller piece no sugar added store bought pumpkin pie, tasted good after my dinner 160 cal only.
 
decided also on an alcoholic beverage which is more calories but I do not mind today 100
 
2100 good.
 


Saturday
try to see if i can repeat what i did over a month ago (January 16th and the kombucha has lasted me until probably this weekend - great deal for me as otherwise it's more errands on weekend to get it which also means not always finding parking, time, etc...):  kombucha whole foods / amazon delivery again if available.
 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/22/2021:
Have a good day at work.

horn_of_plenty on 02/22/2021:
Will do :) and you have a good Monday as well!!! :)


grannyannie on 02/22/2021:
Thanks! I think everyone is a bit shy about pooping at work!

horn_of_plenty on 02/22/2021:
yes, i'd agree at least the majority!!!!!!


bearcountrygg on 02/22/2021:
I remember you used to drink kombucha in the mornings.( to kickstart things)......What if you drank that as soon as you got home at night....maybe it would help the bathroom issue and you wouldn't have to be so miserable at work. I think that is why a lot of people drink coffee in the morning..it is an intestinal stimulant....

horn_of_plenty on 02/22/2021:
your idea is great...i drink a cup of coffee at work, doesn't do a thing...

it's something related to "flight or fight" hormones and not feeling relaxed enough for the muscles to do anything during work....

even when i take a trip, i have gone 10 days without when i went to israel. i may improve with time, but, i have so far only went that way to the bathroom at work when seriously nobody was left in the office and it's been just me (either Thursday or Friday.)...but yes, i used to relax in the AM before work when i could get up later...now i refuse to get up any earlier.

horn_of_plenty on 02/22/2021:
i will say your suggestions are good, but my body is like an iron build and nothing esacpes, beyond lots of GAS! hahahaha

horn_of_plenty on 02/22/2021:
all weekend, very relaxed, nothigng but loads of gas (which occurs bc the smooth muslces are moving to also make you poop) and poop...well over 3x per day, both days, to make up for the week of lack of pooping. crazy.


Jacky82020 on 02/22/2021:
I hope the amount you owe on taxes does not kick in a penalty. It did for us 2-3 years ago. Said we’d be fined. Never heard from them. Get scared everytime I see a letter from the IRS.

If you underpay by a certain %, they get you. Can’t recall the %, but since then we have them withhold more, including 10% when Matt was furloughed & on unemployment.

horn_of_plenty on 02/22/2021:
yes, i was notified by Turbo Tax i was maybe going to be considered for underpayment, except, with covid and what happened, i am sure the 4k makes up for it...i am sure there are so many people in my boat...and also i will pay every penny back, i will not stall on it....but interesting you bring this up. if i ever have the choice again, i guess i'll try having them withold taxes, instead of having to pay them back later.


Jacky82020 on 02/22/2021:
You can’t stall. They increase the penalty. But I believe one can arrange payments. Interest may accrue during that period, idk.

I wish they’d just fine me and get it over with.

horn_of_plenty on 02/22/2021:
yes, someone else told me that yesterday, how you can do multiple payments. since i have enough in my savings to cover the 4k easily, i'll just blow thru 4k now to not have a problem later. owing money to anyone should be taken care of asap, always! LOL, you want them to fine you!? no way! not me!


Jacky82020 on 02/22/2021:
Well wait & see what the IRS says. They will send a letter which you have to sign, acknowledging you underpaid. They didn’t say by how much & what the penalty was. I am surprised they never got back to me. That letter was signed & sent off the same day.

horn_of_plenty on 02/22/2021:
weird!


Donkey on 02/23/2021:
Have you thought about running the water in the work bathroom to help you relax? The water also covers any sounds.

I know some folks with serious poop issues like yourself, both at work and family. You're not alone in this.

horn_of_plenty on 02/23/2021:
i even run the water at home, sometimes!...because the wall of my bathroom shares a wall with this 20-something-year old's room!...

at work, i do it sometimes, but, i'm trying to at least be able to pee without the water,tho, if i am gassy or something i may run the water, yes...thank you for the reminder - appreciate it always.



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Feb 21, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 15.00 Hours in the Sun / Strolling Outside / Indoor Cardio Feb 2021 

24.50 Jan 2021


Assurant / Geico: Condo insurance revision...waiting on Assurant bc i need doc revised for Housing Company...  call this Friday Am or whenever everyone is out of the office ?


Sunday:
 
 Do taxes...The Verdict: I owe a combined 4k in taxes to federal / state this year!!! ahhh! never owed in my life but this year was different with unemployment.
 
full body afternoon - after i finish taxes around 5pm-6:30pm
 
prep meals - fridge & frozen leftovers - sort so i have enough lunches for this entire work week & also put aside dinners ....use my ample leftovers...try to mostly save money from today thru thursday with friday Thai takeout.
 
 laundry / guinea pig fleeeces anytime - evening, after workout...trying not to have many interruptions during workout, i want it done :)

Sunday Eats:
slept in!
 
10:30am store bought no sugar added pumpkin pie 1/4 pie slice 325 (just ok, calories great, not a great taste, used maltitol - didnt look at label till i got home, will not buy again), coffee 25...350....
 
1:pm lunch: banana small 120, leftover fries 250, chicken bacon 50. 420. small plum 30., couple chocs 100
 
4:30 snack: gummy vitamins x2, plum 100, extra selzter with stevia
 
5pm before working out...gathering up my energies! snack dark pb chocs and hard cider 200 total
 
dinner..will be some leftovers of my own cooked veggies in leftover panang curry sauce, will def be experimenting going forward with how i can make my food LAST!...atop some shredded lettuce i think!...and tofu, i have a package of it i can open for this week.  kellogs cheese pb crackers and a sweet alcoholic beverage 400
 
1600.
 

Weekly Lookahead:
back to more of a regular schedule with workouts on Tues/Thurs, etc...
 
monday
do notarizing for friend at work, stick in work outgoing mail when I complete it all.

Friday
try kombucha whole foods / amazon delivery again if available
 
 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/21/2021:
Enjoy your day off!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/21/2021:
THANK YOU! I am :) sleeping in is icing on the cake!!



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