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horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jan 31, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 24.50 Jan 2021

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

organize clothing so i can drop off a donation whereever i can find an open bin to donate clothes...next weekend :) or the 3day weekend for President's Day in a few weeks.

Debating my next class for the Advanced Paralegal program..thinking March will be perfect to start studying something new...may take the Bankruptcy just to learn about it, although it's not something i will need to know in the future....but it could be really boring as well, so we'll see...later i'll post up the choices for classes in March, but not yet. then i hope to get some feedbak from our experienced Paralegal here, Donkey.


planning to catch up on all your entries tonight... DONE!
still catching up on doing extra laundry DONE!
as well as cooking a couple veggie dishes - roasted squash, DONE! ratatoille 
workouts upper & LOWER body, taking a cardio break. DONE!
a phone call with this evening my friend. DONE!
reading 1984 by George Orwell :)  in progress to DONE!
and thinking of the next book i read, probably Animal Farm by him as well. :) DONE!

10am breakfast: finished off my golden raisins, must buy more!, 150, oats 150, almond milk 50, also coffee, negl, and kombucha 50.
 
snacks througout morning: choc filled wafers 150, chocolates 150. 300.
 
snacking: fruit - persimmon 100 and low sugar gummies 100, half a cider 50
 
3pm late lunch, will be healthy: chips tortilla 160, potato bread toasted 100, Munster cheese 120, butter 30, bbq sauce. 400. 
  
chocolate 50 
 
healthy dinner roasted squash 200, half a large salmon portion 300 some skin kombucha later. 
2000 and healthy 
3am chocolate 50
2050

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

Donkey on 01/31/2021:
You must have a lot of pairs of pants to go through, LOL!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2021:
HAHA....yes...and the other weekend, when i was hemming some - i had dry cleaned my really dirty pair...so that eliminated one...

...and you are actually right...i have well over 5 pairs...oh, and some of my "dress pants" are just loose, easy to wash pants with an elastic waist..not typical dress pants, sorta in the middle between a relaxed pant and dressy...and those i just wash in the delicate cycle or in a delicates bag in with my regular wash! so yes, i've got some choices ;)

Horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2021:
more pants than you'd think...and that's why i want to clean it up, and get rid of the ones that i shouldn't have in my closet, because it's quite confusing now with so many hanging up...HAHA

Horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2021:
later in late february, i will post a list of my options for the advanced paralegal course i can choose to take next, in March.


bearcountrygg on 01/31/2021:
The pants I'm wearing today are getting washed and going away too....too baggy...I really dislike wearing baggy pants.

horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2021:
Like you, I also prefer my pants to fit correctly !


grannyannie on 02/01/2021:
I don't like baggy either.

horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2021:
Same....makes me feel less feminine


coffee&calories on 02/01/2021:
I admire how much you get done. You're such an inspiration! And you have an amazing grasp on your food intake. You eat so balanced, and never seem to struggle with wanting more, or binging. This is where I am hoping to be one day.

horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2021:
you can be there too, trust me. i was once not able to eat so balanced and did binge.



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jan 30, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 24.50 Jan 2021

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

organize clothing so i can drop off a donation whereever i can find an open bin to donate clothes this coming weekend...will go thru ALL dress pants on weekend & give away anything that isn't fitting well / too tight...sometime this weekend, i'll go thru my pants quickly...if not, next weekend :)


8:30am-9am indulgent, tasty breakfast: oats 150, raisins 150, almond milk 50, wafers chocolate filled 150, kombucha 50. 550 :) maybe a coffee, also, negl cals.

11:30 chocolate 150

lunch: something light at home like toast with melted cheese and garlic :) 100, 120 .and veggies in ginger sauce leftovers (now no more cooked veggies are in my fridge, finished all...) 200. 400 approx.

1100....

snack chocolates 150 

1250 

dinner leftovers or picking something up on way back to parents. I may start some cooking tomorrow, possibly, haven't decided lol but maybe cooking some veggies ...or I'll put them off another week, we'll see. maybe just salad veggies with my dinner.

tofu and veggie soup 200 lots of broth as well; rice 200, lots of veggies in light ginger sauce 200? 600...ended up picking up takeout on my way home bc I felt ravenous and didn't have any cooked veggies left at home - will be cooking some veggie dishes tomorrow since I have lots of meat / fish already at home..

1850.... and some chocolate 150

2000 cal. 


cleaning guinea cage in AM...in prep for the addition of 1 new male baby guinea pig that i'm picking up today from pet store i love near my parents. i'll be able to get a very young guinea pig, my first time with a baby...i will introduce slowly to the other two. the cage is big enough since i use 2 cages already for my two...so no additional space needed to add 1 more pig to soon have 3 total.  I figure i just need one more, not two, as I will need to buy more food just for one more...and i can use the same cage space easily with just 1 more as well. also, they poop so much that one more is a good idea rather than cleanup for two more.

visiting parents before i get the guinea pig and we may go for a short walk, it's cold!

i plan to do my laundry all tonight...when i get back home, or tomororw. i have a TON of laundry this week.

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

grannyannie on 01/31/2021:
How did you dry clean clothes come out in the washing machine?

Horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2021:
so far i did a pair of pants, just one so far bc the others weren't ready in my opinion yet to be cleaned...it may need a light iron, but it's clean...so i'm happy so far! :)

i will try to let you know how the others go...i'm thinking most will not even need an iron, depending on their material. this one was a light kind of material that wrinkles easily, not typical fabric for dress pants...more unique pair. that i wanted washed. i'll try to remember to update you when i do the others. not for at least a week or 2.



horn_of_plenty - Friday Jan 29, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 23.50 Jan 2021

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

organize clothing so i can drop off a donation whereever i can find an open bin to donate clothes this coming weekend...will go thru ALL dress pants on weekend & give away anything that isn't fitting well / too tight...sometime this weekend, i'll go thru my pants quickly...if not, next weekend :)

make sure to take home dirty fleeces from work to wash for next week bc they smell.


kombucha very minimal

breakfast: wrap 150, cream cheese 100, coffee 50.

300.

snacks: egg 100, nuts 100, granola bar 100. 300. hot chocolate 50.

650...

lunch: healthy leftovers: brown rice, some sauce 200, some healthy chicken 200, veggies in a thai light sauce 150, extra breaded cauliflower 100...650. maybe also a fruit. 50....and a low carb Monster energy drink that i'll prob not finish, as it's 2 cups worth, but is tasty on a Friday when i'd rather be in bed, sleeping.  Big lunch, satisfying lunch....and the ginger thai food was excellent, so, i look forward to having MORE veggies for dinner...and speaking of veggies, i'm very low on veggies for my guinea pigs....to pick up for them possibly tonight...at the cheap veggie stand on the way home, if the stand is even there - because it's so cold!

1300...

dinner: TBD, leftovers...BED EARLY. it's too cold to walk today, so i'm looking to get a very short commute in before early dinner and early to bed :)

 Bigger but healthy dinner.

around 2250 cal today.  


Being a foster for guinea pigs fell thru.  Too difficult to plan it - plan picking them up!  I was messaging on fb with someone who appeared both immature, confusing, and difficult to schedule with. I gave up.  I realized that I will have no further communications with that shelter and if i want to adopt pigs, I will look into it.  I'm still wanting 2 more babies, actually...I will look into my options tonight and over the weekend but def not fostering the ones I thought i would.  Basically i had to push her to get back to me. And when she texted me last night she asked if I submitted an application...which earlier in the messages days earlier i specifically told her that i did.  so it wasn't worth the hassle of continuing communications with someone that was slow to respond and not up to date on what i've submitted when i told her previously. too much!


 in 6 months, i wanted to ask for a raise, but considering it's the pandemic, i may just wait it out for a year, bless i am still at this job.

i do realize there's lots of people out of work still and i'm blessed to have a job...so may just "suck it up" and work at this rate for a year...but after that, i'd be rather stupid to not ask for a raise...whcih is why i should prob just do it in 6 months, no?

 my salary is in fact $20,000 less than i made at my last job. And is quite low, similar to a clerk salary and I do feel I am doing more than that at this job.

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

Donkey on 01/29/2021:
Some of these foster programs are run by folks who have other commitments, or, for whatever reason, may not be well organized. I still think fostering is a better idea than owning 2 more pigs (for reasons you have stated earlier this week). Is there another fostering program you can try? Could you submit your name to a shelter as a candidate for guinea pig fostering, if they get any in? For example, here, our animal control does mostly cats and dogs, but every once in a while, they'll get a bunny or a GP.

But I completely agree that this last one was way too much work to get a response. I'm sorry it didn't work out.

I'm going to have another "BED EARLY" evening tonight too, if I can manage it. I will write more about this in my own entry.

About the raise, let's see where we're at in June. Life could be really good by then, and it may be appropriate to ask for a raise at that time.

horn_of_plenty on 01/29/2021:
good advice all around on all topics you responded for, thank you for it all.

i'm annoyed to have to pay for guinea pigs at a pet store, but, the adoption thing isn't working out well for guinea pigs, for me.

So i'm going to buy them..and soon!


grannyannie on 01/29/2021:
Maybe you can find another source for fostering?

Might be a good idea to wait a bit more than 6 months to ask for a raise.

horn_of_plenty on 01/29/2021:
I think you may be right on waiting more than 6 months...

Unfortunately the guinea pig situation and finding another source for fostering isn't working so i'm going to just buy myself two more, soon. I will just stick my other two in one cage and not two...and hopefully later on they will all get used to one another and be able to roam between cages easily once all the pigs are acclimated to the new environment / each other.


Maria7 on 01/29/2021:
Never hurts to ask. As for the guinea pigs...I, like you, am trying to decide whether to get more animals, too...except, I am thinking about biddies...hens only, got 3 roosters...The hens we have currently are not laying even half as much as they were but it is winter and they are 2 and 1/2 years old...so just thinking about it right now. Hubby not on board, so wouldn't do it without him being on board, too.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/30/2021:
soon it will be Spring, and you'll get more eggs again!

yes, i want another guinea pig to cuddle with!


bearcountrygg on 01/29/2021:
About the only thing worse than tight pants is tight shoes.

horn_of_plenty on 01/29/2021:
Omg yes ! But I must say I usually get the problem of too loose shoes ! I have narrow feet !

You are so right - I would hate to have to wear I’ll fitting shoes ! It is worse than tight pants !



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

22.75 Jan 2021

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

organize clothing so i can drop off a donation whereever i can find an open bin to donate clothes this coming weekend...will go thru ALL dress pants on weekend & give away anything that isn't fitting well / too tight...sometime this weekend, i'll go thru my pants quickly...if not, next weekend :)

I wore a nice black pair of black dress pants today that i feel is uncomfortable on waist bc it's a hair too tight...will donate these, not wear them again...will place in donation after i wear them, LOL.  i think they were just dry cleaned?  If they are tight at my lowest weight, they will prob always be tight....DONE!

Plan is upper/lower tonight with very minimal cardio so that i have time for both upper/lower full body....on my way to being DONE!

boil eggs tonight. ran out...DONE!


kombucha negl.

breakfast: coffee negl., wrap and cream cheese 200, egg 100.

snacking: almonds 100 / granola bar 150

lunch: healthy leftovers: black coffee also, rice 200 with a little sauce, minimal chicken with the sauce 150, salad with olive oil 150, apple 50 small. 550

dinner: buy thai takeout as well..$9..Thai Chicken & Vegetables in Ginger Sauce (writing it down so i can order it easily at 3:30pm, in less than a couple hours, a half hour before i leave so it's ready by 4pm...from close to where i work bc the price is actually RIGHT...looking foward to seeing the quality to know whether i will order them again after this initial time.  If it's good, i'll prob order AGAIN, on Friday! also ordered veggies in basil sauce soo spicy! had that for dinner 200, since it was lunch hour, i received two large summer rolls (not fried) but mostly filled of noodles/tofu...but good and free. had them both, around 200 cals each is my guess, at least..so 600 cals. so good. then i a persimmon 100, kombucha 50. total here is still OK...750...and i think better than yesterday. glad i had a lot of veggies to choose from...had two candies after lunch today also 50.

my plan is weights, chocolate after / during if i need it.  150

2050-2100 cals today...couple higher cal days lately. but satisfied so we'll see how my cals go as i get more used to this job which i am practically 100% used to now. just a couple new systems to learn and then i will have learned it all. basically, i'm an intermediary that checks forms and makes sure everything is processed and ready to be paid in a timely manner. there's a few other things, but that's the gist of my position.  it is administrative but my background has me able to perform this role probably better than anyone previous to me, seriously, and i think i have demonstrated to the boss that i'm not your basic admin...and that i am smart. i do not think he had this expectation of me leading up to my hiring. he has expressed to me one time so far that he thinks i'm doing a good job, so, i know he's satisfied.

 in 6 months, i wanted to ask for a raise, but considering it's the pandemic, i may just wait it out for a year, bless i am still at this job.

i do realize there's lots of people out of work still and i'm blessed to have a job...so may just "suck it up" and work at this rate for a year...but after that, i'd be rather stupid to not ask for a raise...whcih is why i should prob just do it in 6 months, no?

my salary is 20,000 less than i previously made. it is under 50,000.

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

bearcountrygg on 01/28/2021:
I'm keeping boiled eggs on hand most of the time now too.......such a good cheap source of protein that fills me up and sticks with me for hours. So handy too.

horn_of_plenty on 01/28/2021:
yes! i like the price, convenience....but it doesn't keep me full for hours...then again, i need to keep working on that...it should work better...maybe it's just my mindset that i'm not full for hours! haha


bearcountrygg on 01/28/2021:
Plus...I always boil the older eggs...they peel so much easier.

horn_of_plenty on 01/28/2021:
GREAT tip. i'm boiling older eggs now...they did peel really well!


grannyannie on 01/28/2021:
Boiled eggs are a perfect protein and also very filling.

horn_of_plenty on 01/28/2021:
YES so much so!


Jacky82020 on 01/28/2021:
Reminds me! Have to set up my cute aqua egg boiler. Does 7 in about 15 minutes.

horn_of_plenty on 01/28/2021:
that's cool! send photos of the acqu.


Jacky82020 on 01/28/2021:
Ok. I did, but it’s so damn cute, I’ll post again. Only annoying part is pricking the egg tops with this big a$$ needle they include. Think it’s getting dull and I should buy more or check to see if I have one around.


Donkey on 01/28/2021:
I agree on the pants. Life is too short to suffer wearing tight pants.

I've found hard boiled eggs to be helpful in keeping me full, but I love my peanut butter lo-carb wraps in the morning. At work, I'd have 2 eggs at around 10:30am, but now that I'm home, I don't require a mid-morning snack. How odd!

horn_of_plenty on 01/28/2021:
are you not requiring a mid morning snack because you are eating breakfast later?


Maria7 on 01/28/2021:
You are right...if they are tight at your lowest weight, then they will probably always be tight. Something I need to consider about some clothes I've been keeping.

horn_of_plenty on 01/28/2021:
yeah, can't wait to get rid of these! wayyyy too tight.

horn_of_plenty on 01/28/2021:
weirdly, they are very tight on my stomach, but still fit on my legs. usually, it's the opposite as usually have tighter legs and looser waist on pants when i wear them!


coffee&calories on 01/28/2021:
That Thai food sounds so good!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/28/2021:
i got so lucky! Great food, tasted great! and lunch special prices. will be back to them! the basil sauce is beyond spicy...forgot to tell them to make it mild...but it was all very good!


bearcountrygg on 01/29/2021:
I've never asked for a raise......In the medical office I worked in...we were evaluated every 6 months....and I got raises then ( their choice)....other than that...I had worked on commission ( real estate)...and retail.....where none of us got raises....we were all stuck with the wage we hired in at ( book store and drug store)............so I would not even know how to go about asking for a raise.

horn_of_plenty on 01/29/2021:
I appreciate your comments...in this field, people can go YEARS and YEARS without a raise if they do not ask...



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

 22.00 Hours in the Sun/Cardio January 2021

organize clothing so i can drop off a donation whereever i can find an open bin to donate clothes this coming weekend...


kombucha neglig.

breakfast: egg 100, cream cheese on small wrap 200, coffee neglig. 

snack: tbd, brought some nuts to work in additional to my granola bars = getting healthier again with smarter choices...nuts and a granola bar. 250, couple candies 50

12:30 lunch: good leftovers..rice 200, chicken 200, peppers with olive oil 100..500, apple 50, coffee. 550

3pm snack: 100 cal almonds thai chili flavor 

Dinner: I have the cauliflower breaded and baked leftovers and with that.i could have a tuna wrap...yes. if i change my mind on the tuna wrap, I'll have toast with melted cheese...craving some cheese...or even a slice of cheese on the tuna sandwich...YES!!!!!       gummies 100, fries 300, nuggets 200...600, kit kats 4 fingers/bars  210...indulgent and tasty. all of it. low sugar gummies were to take the edge off while i reheated the mcdonalds fries and nuggest in the oven. kombucha 40.

2100...

bed early, no extra leg exercises tonight. just resting...unless i change my mind since i ate dinner early just after 6:20....


if i wanted, i could do leg strenthening tonight, but i do not want to at all. another rest night is in store, and most prob some cardio along my commute added in, but not overdoing. :)

things have been going well at work.

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

grannyannie on 01/27/2021:
Glad your job is going well. Healthy snacks is a good idea.

I really miss the resistance machines at the gym, especially love the leg press. But I just keep using my ankle weights.

horn_of_plenty on 01/27/2021:
yes, the gym offers a lot of variations and tons of equipment for those variations of exercise!!! :)


bearcountrygg on 01/27/2021:
Good to hear that job is going well.

horn_of_plenty on 01/27/2021:
ME TOO!


Donkey on 01/27/2021:
I have 6 bags of clothes to donate, from my daughter.

I do not know if I will do leg weights or treadmill walking. I'm kind of in flux right now.

horn_of_plenty on 01/27/2021:
i'm in a state of flux...ha, no, to sleep tonight!

nice you have all those clothes. they pile up sometimes unexpectedly. I plan to do more donations again in the Spring / Summer after this...too many extra shirts laying around.


coffee&calories on 01/27/2021:
It sounds nice to be in an office working! Dealing with elearning is a drag. So wonderful that you’ve caught on quickly. I noticed the “hours in the sun” what is that? Do you just make sure to spend some time outside? If so I need to do that omg we spend all day indoors no one wants to go outside including me bc it’s soooo cold!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/27/2021:
you guessed right! the "sun" time is any amount of time i spend moving / standing outside (more moving)...any activies / cardio in the sun...and also inside cardio.

i will tally each month to see how much "cardio" i get in...it's both in and outside...


coffee&calories on 01/27/2021:
Very cool! What a great idea! Do you wear a Fitbit or similar? I noticed your weight has dropped..curious how long that took and what calorie level was needed?

horn_of_plenty on 01/28/2021:
no fit bit at all. never got into it. i don't do a lot of cardio and def do under the minimal 3-5mi per day....

it took me around 3-4 months to loose the 3 lbs or so. around 1800-2000 cals per day for that time period. and lots of sleep.

not sure i'll be maintaining the lower calories now since i'm up more hours of the day, less sleep, not sure i'll stick to 1800-2000 cals per day...may be more like always 2000 cals per day average, but we'll see.

it's a new low for me, 110lbs. not since i was around 22, / at times 24, did i weigh it.



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

20.0 Hours in the Sun/Cardio :)

organize clothing so i can drop off a donation whereever i can find an open bin to donate clothes this coming weekend...

tonight: upper body weights; since snow/rain i will not do any cardio extra on commute.


kombucha 50

breakfast thicker bread end 200, cream cheese 50, egg 100, coffee included..

snacks thru 10am: 100 cal granola bar, some candies 50...HUNGRY / tired lol...but i did get better sleep last night...so i will do my weights tonight :)

Noon healthy but indulgent lunch: salad with some olive oil 100, chinese leftover chicken 150, rice 200, minimal sauce 50? small persimmon 50, gummies 100, black coffee. 600...very indulgent and large volume - now extremely tired and sitting with a black coffee...makes me want to skip my workout tonight...but, i'll just try to get it done, i'm sure i'll feel better later....

5:30pm dinner: will be my cauliflower steak prepared with some sauce 150....., large amount, and with it will be more of the chinese chicken 200 :)....chinese broccoli 150,...500...tortilla chips ..200....700...hungry day...fruit persimmon 50...kombucha 50

2000...

if hungry late at night: chocolate again?

lol, i'm missing my guinea pigs...i can't wait to snuggle with them when i get home. they are beyond used to me....and it's the cutest thing EVER how we get along so so so well!

 


 

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

grannyannie on 01/26/2021:
We used to have bins for donating clothing, but I prefer to choose my charities to donate to. I love to browse through the charity shops here as you can find some real treasures for very cheap. We have charity shops which benefit the heart assocation, cancer research kids, Oxfam, and Red Cross, and churches.

horn_of_plenty on 01/26/2021:
that is great too!


Donkey on 01/26/2021:
I have options for donating clothes as well, but with COVID, some folks aren't accepting donations at this time. I'm fortunate that I have a spare room where I can keep the bags of clothes to be donated. If I just wanted them o-u-t of the house, then I might just drop off at any bin accepting donations.

I will aim to do upper body weights today/tonight as well!

horn_of_plenty on 01/26/2021:
Yes, i'm in the out of the house club for my clothes right now!! haha


Maria7 on 01/26/2021:
That is a big job organizing clothes. Hope you have a good day.

horn_of_plenty on 01/26/2021:
i did some in Spring...now some more :)


bearcountrygg on 01/26/2021:
I never did know how to count those thicker slices of bread.....usually doubles or 1 1/2 times the cals...

horn_of_plenty on 01/26/2021:
yes, the ones on the ends of the loaf!!! instead of throwing them out, decided just to use them.


legcramps on 01/26/2021:
Yum, bread...LOL. I'm just hungry right now for these things - bread - and it's hard to not salivate at your post haha.

horn_of_plenty on 01/26/2021:
just wayyyy too hungry here in mornings...not used to so many hours in the morning leading up too lunch...early mornings compared to when i wasn't working, LOL


grannyannie on 01/26/2021:
I've gone a couple of weeks with no bread but will pick some up tomorrow. I'd like to have a sandwich at least once a week for lunch, maybe twice. Freezing the rest.

horn_of_plenty on 01/26/2021:
good idea...i haven't ever frozen bread...sounds like a great idea!

as i get even more experienced with my eating, i will work to save more and more food in the freezer...great idea!


coffee&calories on 01/26/2021:
It seems like a lot has happened since I’ve been here! Congrats on the new job. How long have you been there? I totally hear you on the hungry mornings when working. I remember getting up 5:30, eating so early and lunch seemed like a distant dream in the misty future lol And I freeze stuff ALL the time. I buy stuff on clearance like bread and freeze hehe. It stays perfectly fine, then I just toast one slice at a time.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/26/2021:
yes yes...so much changed. it's my 4th week and luckily i picked it up really fast.

yes, that's exactly how i feel on these hungry mornings, exactly like you describe. do you freeze your bread in separate plastics or something? when it's frozen, how do you get pieces off? doesn't it freeze togeher.


Jacky82020 on 01/26/2021:
Yeah, I got to donate too. Remembered a cool black lacy hippie top I bought last year, knowing it was way too small (on sale) & it almost fits now.


Jacky82020 on 01/26/2021:
HOP, I freeze bread, cakes, cookies, pies almost everything you can think of. Even milk and creamers. Cheese too. About the only things I know of that don’t work well are certain fruits

horn_of_plenty on 01/26/2021:
And also veggies right ? And eggs


Jacky82020 on 01/26/2021:
Never tried eggs, but not using the second carton of EggBeaters, so thinking about it. Only veggie I ever had the need to freeze was corn on the cob when purchased in bulk for my parrots. Cooked after defrosting in microwave and it was fine.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/26/2021:
that's good to know at veggies...i need to freeze more!

regular eggs i have frozen after cooking = disaster.


Jacky82020 on 01/26/2021:
Think they partially cook some frozen vegetables. Notice this when I allow them to defrost before cooking. We should try freezing small pieces for the hell of it Wouldn’t be surprised if they would get flabby, but maybe ok when cooked But usually no need. I can eat them quickly enough

horn_of_plenty on 01/27/2021:
Yes I think most veggies before freezing need to be cooked



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

 19.5 Hours in the Sun/Cardio :)

organize clothing so i can drop off a donation whereever i can find an open bin to donate clothes this coming weekend...


kombucha 50

breakfast thicker bread end 200, cream cheese 50, egg 100, coffee included..

snacking: some sucking candies and a granola bar as of now..200

healthy lunch: tofu 100, 1small wraps 100, leftover cooked veggies 150, small orange 50. 400 maybe a black coffee. 

dinner the roasted breadcumb & cauliflower leftovers...but what meat???...may just do chinese takeout and save cauliflower for a different day, will order chicken with broccoli for dinner - chinese came with an egg roll fried, so ate the inside cabbage and small pork pieces and just a piece of the tasty fried shell 200, chicken and sauce 200, broccoli with sauce (tried to take some sauce off bc it's heavy chinese sauce but is very tasty and cheap by me - so i may keep ordering this!) 200. 600...dessert  4 kit kat fingers 210. 800 total....kombucha 50....

1850.

got some cardio via my commute...rounded it up to an hour bc i was also not sitting at my desk all day and was up running up and down the stairs a bit...to go to the office next door to drop things off.

 

 


plan to take it somewhat easy tonight...no exercise, just light cardio.  i went to bed late last night and already want to try to sleep earlier tonight.... :-)

have a nice day all!

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

grannyannie on 01/25/2021:
Have a great day at work and this evening. I have clothes to give away to charity shops (British Red Cross or Oxfam), but they are all closed so it needs to wait.

horn_of_plenty on 01/25/2021:
my closets are still so packed...time to get rid of more just so my shirts aren't wrinkled due to to much clutter in the closet! :) nice of you to donate as well, when you can!


Donkey on 01/25/2021:
I hope you have a good day at work! I don't blame you for taking Monday easy tonight. This could change as you get more and more comfortable with your job. Personally, I don't know how people do it with having an evening packed with stuff to do. I guess they can function well on like 4-5 hours of sleep all the time. Sometimes I think of all that I could accomplish if I didn't need to waste time sleeping (LOL!)...

I noticed you've lost weight. How do you feel about that?

horn_of_plenty on 01/25/2021:
yes, like you, i need sleep and cannot go on 5 hours and not get sick or feel great with less...my dad was a little better than me, much better, on doing work on little sleep. but i really prefer not to do that. it doesn't work out as well for me as my dad...

yes, the weightloss happened both as i was eating less leading up to the job and then in general with a change of schedule and stresses of new job, the weight stayed off...

i feel really, really good at current weight. clothes fit perfectly, really..

though - i'm not sure if i will maintain this weight or if it will eventually go up...not sure...it's a "new low" for me that i was at shortly last fall when i was in hospital...the time i took away from here if you remember...but now as a healthy weight, from regular life situations, i am not sure i can maintain it, though i'm going to see...and would love to ;)

last year when i was this weight, i didn't feel right, but this time i lost the weight gradually, and i feel fine at this lower weight (by a few pounds only!)


Donkey on 01/25/2021:
PS That's so cool about fostering guinea pigs!

horn_of_plenty on 01/25/2021:
i just love that they "aren't mine" and therefore they aren't mine to have to look after for years and years in addition to mine...i kinda like being just a foster for any pigs more than my 2 that i own...my dad would flip, for instance, if i wenton vacation in the future, and he's stuck watching FOUR pigs....another reason i'm liking this short-term foster program. who knows, maybe i'll be fostering even more in the future, like 4 pigs in addition to mine! how cool would that be! HAHA


Donkey on 01/25/2021:
Well, if you "gained" weight but it's all muscle, then that would be great :-) I think your body will let you know where it wants to be. You're very lucky like that.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/25/2021:
i think you are right and i'm a bit lucky...but i used to have terrible binge episodes if you remember? so glad i am majorly past that! i think it helped to take some anxiety medicine...to help me not binge...because i think i was bingeing partially to help/food medicate my anxiety and that i didn't realize it till later that was the case. (but i did figure this out years ago!)



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

18.5 Hours in the Sun/Cardio :)

starting again to gather up more clothes that i do not wear to clean up my closets / donate..have a small pile so far of around 8 tops to give away, trying to clean up my closets more.  Realized i have a LOT more gray, warm shirts than i thought!!!


8am breakfast: oats 150, raisins 150, almond milk 50, kombucha 50...400....

11am-11:45am healthy meal: lots of chips/pea crisps 350, 2 slices munster cheese 120, cauliflower oreganato (with bread crumbs and olive oil and spices, roasted) 200 and a little more especially of the breadcrumbs 100 and a sweetened black coffee 

4pm meal: fruit x2 200, fage 5% greek with apricot 150, black coffee

dinner: ????................

7:30 light evening snacking during weights: choc filled wafers 150, pb 150, water. 300.half a sparkling cider 50.

1900-1950...prob sleep early after weights....got lower body in also today.


.............will be my tofu and leftovers from i forget exactly when last week so I do not need to throw them out/waste them before buying any more food this week :)??? may eat this all for lunch tomrrow & bed early????............this will be tomorrow's lunch.

 


On my way home from work tomorrow or at lunch tomorrow, I may do takeout of chinese to bring home for dinner... :)...but first I'll eat tonight what I have at home in my fridge!  i also have some frozen meat, already cooked, that I am going to start eating more of :) I'm lucky i have those meat leftovers in my freezer - both my own cooking and my mom's.  I will be making good of the food I have at home as well as doing takeout on cooked veggies until i am better organized and used to the commute and my weekends slow down a little without the extra errands (like yesterday's driving to victoria's secret and spending lots of time out, shopping around. next weekend, i will pick up 2 guinea pigs (more) that i will be a foster mom to - until they are adopted! i get a cage with them too! so, that's a big deal for next weekend because it's around an hour's drive away to pick up the pigs....so when things die down, I'll cook more....


 NO COOKING today....i'll get by on salads for lunch most days at work and takeout veggies for dinner this week...may do takeout from a place by work and take it home with me :)...yup...probably tuesday bc it seems i have enough food right now for dinner Monday night still with leftovers!..maybe even enough food at home until Wednesday...willl try to be conservative with using up food and not wasting it as much as possible!

PM after walk Laundry and guinea pig cage cleaning - done early in AM DONE!

1-3pm nature walk, 20 min away by car locally, i signed up for...should be more relaxing than taxing...good way to end the weekend! we seriously walked a total of like 15 min out of the two hours! mostly just standing, listening to her teach us about the trees...i gave feedback that it'd be better to cover at least a mile walking over 2 hours, if not 1.5 miles (round trip)...it's not even to walk not even half a mile over two hours. that's wrong in this cold !!! lol. but, it was very informative. DONE!

fell asleep after the snack after the walk....for like a half hour....just laying on couch...then weights...

 AM PM after walk upper body weights before nature walk so that i can come home and know exercise is all done and i'm relaxing the rest of today.....hopefully...weights may go on tonight AFTER walk....because i'm not sure i want to rush them /eat / get laundry...so i'll do them tonight...should be OK as basically the only thing i need to do this evening :) in progress, halfway done at 7:30...to DONE!


 

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

grannyannie on 01/24/2021:
Sounds like a healthy day and a nice walk.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/24/2021:
in two hours, we seriously walked less than 1/4 mile round trip...i def gave feedback that besides educating us, we must be able to walk at least a mile or a mile in a half, roundtrip that should be the minimum, for a TWO HOUR walk!...otherwise, it was very educational, but we stood still for most of two hours.


Donkey on 01/24/2021:
Oh enjoy your walk! I wish we had organized walks around here.

And afterwards, you can come home and enjoy a restful evening...

Horn_of_plenty on 01/24/2021:
i'm lucky...there's so many opportunities that i've learned about while not working...i had no idea there was such amazing opporunities around...i have another one coming up in February...i think i'm done till then but there might be something next week...gotta look at my calendar!



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

16.5 Hours in the Sun/Cardio

vitamin gumies 2 servings elderberry 50 cal....very tasty lol lol

10:30 breakfast: oats 150, raisins 150, almond milk 50, kom 50..400

noon snack choc 100, coffee 50. 150

3:45pm full meal leftovers tofu 100, rice 200, thai veg in sauce 150..450...dunkin donut! bavarian cream 250-300 ...i really wanted boston cream, but they had hardly anything left at 3pm today!  750, black coffee probably...yes. And still fell asleep for a half hour 

 6:30 Blueberries 100

latr snacking chips and gummies 500

1950 total 

cardio ends up being an hour while shopping/walking woohooo 


Saturday Plans:

call geico, get my new rate after defensive driving, pay bill over phone asap...bill was $550 with discount but they also credited my previous 6 months for a discount, so my bill today was around $510..nice it wasn't the original $600! saved almost $100. DONE!

get few items from dry cleaners that were mostly resewn and repaired from last week along with a dress shirt I got dry cleaned that I only wear very infrequently and is a great shirt to be maintained in it's quality thru proper dry cleaning :-) DONE!

i have a coupon for two free victoria's secret panties if i buy anything in the store....so i want to do that...basically, it will be worth it, financially, as long as my purchase is very minimal...so i'll see how cheap i can go tomorrow in order two get 2 free new pairs of underwear. there used to be many more victoria's secret stores by me, one on my way home, but i learned they have closed....so tomorrow i'll be driving specifically to a store in order to get this deal, which is very worth it because the one purchase has no minimum meaning i can purhase the cheapest thing in the store to get two pairs of underwear, which i could use; DONE!

in the shopping center i went, there was an Express Outlet clothing shop - bought two shirts on clearance, one a thin turtleneck but i liked it was a turtleneck, though just cotton for $10; the other a warm sweater less than $20...figured i could use more and throw away some ugly sweaters that i should never wear again (like a bright green one i don't even like looking at!)..in the shopping center, i found a LARGE gourmet supermarket - picked up not much but a few prepared veggies that haven't been cooked - it's designed for me to heat up and already seasoned ...cheaper than the already cooked ones, so i got these and i'll get to eat them fresh from my oven - cauliflower oreganato. half the stores in the shopping center were closed for good - very sad the way things are changing.

i may do weights - upper only -  in the evening?? Tomorrow 

not much planned for cardio, minimal walk to cleaners....


Sunday 

local nature walk :) 

 laundry day ?

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

Donkey on 01/23/2021:
I've been taking the elderberry gummies too! Husband takes them all the time as part of his daily regimen but I've only been taking them this week, since I've been fighting some kind of bug off. They are SO yummy!

I think we're living parallel lives today, as I'm doing a ton of laundry too. If you do weights, I will do weights. Upper body for me today, I think.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/23/2021:
yeah, those gummies are addictively sweet and tasty.

i decided to leave laundry for tomorrow most probably...and just do weights tonight :)


Donkey on 01/23/2021:
I hope you are able to rest up this weekend, too. I think you're right about lack of sleep contributing to negative emotions like sadness, anxiety, etc. I'm going to write more about rest in my own entry.


grannyannie on 01/23/2021:
Enjoy the weekend and get some rest in.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/23/2021:
i slept real long last night...from around 10:30-8am today...better :) could have slept more...but wanted to get some things in order so after laying in bed, i decided i might as well get up and start the day!



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

15.5 Hours in the Sun/Cardio

Weekend plans:

Saturday

call geico, get my new rate after defensive driving, pay bill over phone asap...

i have a coupon for two free victoria's secret panties if i buy anything in the store....so i want to do that...basically, it will be worth it, financially, as long as my purchase is very minimal...so i'll see how cheap i can go tomorrow in order two get 2 free new pairs of underwear. there used to be many more victoria's secret stores by me, one on my way home, but i learned they have closed....so tomorrow i'll be driving specifically to a store in order to get this deal, which is very worth it because the one purchase has no minimum meaning i can purhase the cheapest thing in the store to get two pairs of underwear, which i could use.

saturday will be laundry day also.

i may do weights in the evening, saturday.


Sunday 

local nature walk :)


 My phone SIM card just flat out died. Therefore, my phone doesn't work at all!  So yes, i'm updating while at work here.

At lunch, i'm going to go to a nearby Tmobile store to replace it....what a hassle! LOL. who would guess a phone that's only 2 years old would have a SIM card just flat out stop working. It means i have no internet on the phone, cannot text, cannot call, cannot surf web. basically, it renders the phone useless.  Hope to fix during my "lunch hour." And you all know I will not stay late today at work. no no.


kombucha minimal

breakfast, rushed and annoying bc of my phone and making phone calls at work to Tmobile: one of my fancy nutritious bars 230, coffee 50, a small cinnamon roll tiny 120. 400...

snack: TBD pb on bread 300

lunch: healthy - leftovers curtosy of myself.  If i need caffeine, i'll make a free coffee at work (no monster today...or maybe a diet coke from the store, since i'll already be out...yes!) corned beef small amount 200, wrap 100, salad with light dressing 100. 500

dinner: i have leftovers still...had my own tofu 100, with some rice 150, thai veggies in a light basil sauce 250, picked up thai on the way home, quite a bit, large serving, kombucha 50, persimmon fruit i bought on the way home 50, chocolate filled wafer cookies 200....800..(very indulgent, but i knew i had calories to spare, hard to satisfy myself).

cider 100

2050....goodnight

 


I plan to buy some takeout on Saturday ;) already planning to do that...cooking is not really on my agenda too much for now...i have a lot of other more exciting activities to think about for this weekend.

I'm glad i did weights last night and i also stayed up late watching some tv in order to relax after lifting.  The shows were fabulous...seems that I may start changing my routine, dealing with less sleep every so often (as always), but also starting to watch some engaging tv shows and dateline news stories. my mind is searching for information and knowledge at the moment.!!! :)

have a great day, all.  catch up with you over weekend, it's been a busy bee week!


 

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

legcramps on 01/22/2021:
Sorry you're having issues with your phone, that's the worst! Enjoy your weekend plans!

horn_of_plenty on 01/22/2021:
Thank you, i will be going on a nice nature walk on Sunday :)


grannyannie on 01/22/2021:
Never heard of a sim card dying. I guess anything can go wrong.

horn_of_plenty on 01/22/2021:
yes...very rare....and it happened to me! lol.


grannyannie on 01/22/2021:
You'll be looking forward to the weekend.

horn_of_plenty on 01/22/2021:
No doubt !


Donkey on 01/22/2021:
My husband wants to know what kind of phone you have, because he's never heard of a SIM card dying either!

I hope you got your problem fixed.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/22/2021:
at TMobile, they told me it was a very rare occurance:

iphone xr! (10r)..shouldn't have had a problem...really pathetic!


grannyannie on 01/23/2021:
Enjoy your walk on Sunday!


Donkey on 01/23/2021:
I'll let my husband know. He's always very interested in these techy things. Yikes!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/23/2021:
so nutty! agreed...just was an ounce of bad luck re the SIM



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