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horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Apr 03, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

i weighed myself and was higher than usual today (above 115 slightly)!? lol weird...despite 2 weeks of lower cals. it takes time ;) but i do feel i am that weight, for sure. it's probably bc i am NOT doing much cardio. no worries ;) i'm eating better, etc. so things will improve.

Home kombucha 70

Breakfast: wrap so tasty i like these 130, cream cheese 100, lox 50, coffee 50, chocolate 50 ;)

snack: bar 200 that i spit out, too fake tasting and tasty almonds. ,

11:40 more chocolate 100

Lunch: tasty from home: chicken fingers breaded 200, veggies in soup from freezer were same as i left them! yum with some bone broth :) 50, 100, fruit  (extras in office from myself / coworker ;) ) 450 tops

Snack: chocolate, why not. 100, also drinking lots of water.

Plum abs yogurt followed by light ice cream 450-500

 and bedtime and chips 150


edit- no cooking tonight and heading to bed early around 7:30/8pm - tired and heading in for some rest tonight - decided not to do any other activities...i laid in bed after dinner and couldn't sleep, so took a sleeping pill which nocked me out 20 min later. waking up of course i was drowsy but the sleep was worth it.

Early dinner when i am home: i think more of the Purdue breaded chicken and in a wrap ?


Tonight: rest night on exercise, but i will walk a little bit - one mile of the way home!..

it's beautiful weather, so i'll walk a nice amount and be home early enough to do the other things i have planned.


Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 04/03/2019:
Have a good one today!

Horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2019:
Thank you. I feel like i'm a bit busier than usual right now, hence why i am not commenting as often as i'd like to on entries. sorry...it's going to be like this i think until May.

Donkey on 04/04/2019:
I was feeling a bit bloated a couple of weeks ago as well, when my numbers were around 135. Whatever that was, it's gone now, back to my normal self. Your doing so well with food; you'll be back in the comfort zone soon, too.

horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2019:
this time, i'm not bloated at all, but the weight gain is simply the large calorie averages over the past 1-2 months finally showing on the scale ;)...you are right, i'll make it back to the comfort zone ;)

added cardio, when it happens, will help me.

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Apr 02, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

1900 4-day avg...i weighed myself and was higher than usual today!? lol weird. 

sick of reading on paris, taking a full break this week to read a book on Jazz, given to me by Rosie, the one who i stayed with for TWO STRAIGHT weeks back in Janaury in Florida! :)


Today i didn't stay in bed long & i also realized that yesterday i didn't use my "light" alarm clock in addition to the regular. It does help to get up when the room is also getting brighter (i have one of those alarm clocks too and use it in addition to the radio). I feel good not rushing around my apt and had so much time that i even foam rolled my upper thighs for a little while. no  rushing. nice.  Plus, i can leave 10min early if i so wish to! - yes, i wish to!

Doing separate leg days is probably working out for the BEST :) because it gives me a shorter, better managed, workout and it gives me another "assignment" during the week. I become motivated while i'm doing it to make lunch / prep for the week (during short breaks between exercises) and it prevents me from spending the night on the couch.

however, if i'm doing legs, it's another day i'm not "walking home." as when i walk home, that's an exercise in itself and i don't do it before my longer upper body workouts or before leg days.

but, like leg cramps exercises, she doesn't do them all very often each week. instead, it's several different training types some not more than 2 days. 

my approach now is moving towards Leg Cramp's approach. 

April Plan:

3 days a week of upper

2 days a week of legs

2 days a week of walks (even if one is shorter / the other longer) - this is enough for now.


kombucha: just a few slow sips while watching tv and not in a rush - how nice! n/a

Breakfast: coffee with stevia and milk 50, good fats bar 200. i'm off my sugar rushes and mocha coffees. i'm in "slim down" mode lately and even today when i should feel so slim as i didn't eat much last night, i still feel fat where the actual fat is...if that makes sense. and i want to lessen it a hair before paris. this is working :)

Snack: wrap 130, cream cheese 100, and lox 70. 300. and dark chocolate sugar free 100


lunch: very light, from home. tomorrow i will start with something else (bought purdue breaded chicken fingers to enjoy the rest of this week !) tofu 100, cauliflower 200 crust, fresh small pepeprs 100 tops. 450.  with fruit

later sucking candy

Snacks fruit and iced coffee 150

during exercise: aminos / coconut water mixes 

after exercise: i don't know, but i can't see myself indulging in anything too huge! my body is really not craving big volumes right now. after the previous three weeks of bathroom troubles, i'm happily back on track and enjoying it that way. Purdue chicken fingers and extra mustard soooo goood just made 300

1800 :-)


Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 04/02/2019:
YES, having a few extra minutes in the morning to just relax makes a big difference! I have a hard time with this too, because I like my sleep and I like to sleep as much as possible in the mornings before work. So when I do get up, it's a bit of a mad rush to get ready. Those extra minutes to have a nice breakfast, do a little stretching, etc. give us a whole different outlook on the day :) I should really start doing this too.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2019:
when i am not rushed in the morning, i generally do feel better at work when i get there...and i don't need as much time to "wake up" once at work.

legcramps on 04/02/2019:
I'm glad your workouts are 'working out' for you! Nice to see your plan for April; it looks perfect to me.

Donkey on 04/03/2019:
The workout plan for April looks good! I hope you will write an evaluation at the end of the month.

Looks like a good food day too!

horn_of_plenty - Monday Apr 01, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5


first thing at home: nothing very late to get up, left late, bus late, was late to work by 20min!...will fix this for tomorrow. i don't plan to even make this time up tonight. i'm exhausted and need to get home.

Breakfast: bar 200 atkins coconut , tea, and coffee mocha 100

snack: wrap 150, cream cheese 100 lox 50. 300

lunch: cauliflower 250, tofu 100, tomatoes 50, later pear 100. 500..

garlic and other herbed almonds 100, gum (glad i locked my drawer before i was leaving - was gonna grab chocolate lol)

apple and iced coffee 200, aminos powder mixed with stevia and coconut water 100 tops.lost my appetite tonight for a lot of food, thankfully.

peanit butter 200

1700 total :)

1920 3 day 

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 04/01/2019:
Did you not have a good sleep? Or not enough sleep? It suck to wake up on a Monday not feeling refreshed - it can affect the whole week.

Glad to hear about your day yesterday; sounded like a lot of fun! I've watched Gangs of New York, and I thought it was such an interesting movie. Love to hear about history, especially things like that and how things have changed over the years.

Are you planning a workout today? Sounds like you just need to get home and relax.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/01/2019:
i think i'm just a bit stuck in the routine and in general weekends have been different with seeing my mom which is good, but i'm having more active weekends also and i think i just don't feel refreshed at wakeup come monday. On weekends i sleep in a little and i wouldn't change that for a thing! ;) i just think i need more sleep.

that movie sounds good.

i just have a short workout, legs. if i concentrate, i can get it done in around 45 min or maybe less.

Donkey on 04/02/2019:
That's the caveat with busy weekends. Fun to do, but can be draining. But life is meant to be lived, I guess. No regrets!

horn_of_plenty on 04/02/2019:
YES, J-donk that's it!

I have had a lot of years doing nothing and habits of doing nothing on weeknds for years. so it's always something i fall back to, though i wish it wasn't so...hard to escape my past ;)

then again, i like a low key weekend here and there...so...it is what it is..

i do hope though that as i train and do more, my body starts to get more used to it!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Mar 31, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5


Good Morning!

Oatmeal 150, 1/2 cup milk 80, craisins 70, raspberry greek yogurt 150, iced coffee 50. 500

snack: very dark chocolate, low sugar. really good! 50

 Bar 250

lunch  leftovers cooked cauliflower with pesto 250, chips 200, tofu 100 550 tops 

snacks before and during gym kept it light 200

dinner: normal wrap 130, avocado 100, leftover pulled pork not a cup but more than half a cup 300, mini peppers 50. total here: 550 approx ..will have fruit for dessert 50. 600

2150, excellent.



Yesterday was a fun day sightseeing in NYC.  The area i went to is now called "Nolita" (North of Little Italy).  This area used to be slums and now is one of the most expensive places to live in Manhattan.

It was fun and eduational. Perhaps a bit TOO educational as i didn't have much of a catholic or protestant or Irish or Italian background. And the church we went to, famous and historical called Basillica of St. Patricks Old Cathedral includes the histories of all 4 in it's past!  Very interesting and good learning. Although i cannot even reiterate everything i learned bc i learned so much it's a bit wishy washy in my brain. Very interesting. 

For instance, the gangs and violence taking place in that part of the city back in the early 1800's until like 1850 was more violent than ever in NYC...even compared to what people say is the most violent 1970's! Lots of fighting and religious / ethnic gangs. interesting. interesting to see the Basillica using tours and other opportunities as ways to gain $ to keep the church standing and for refurbishing.


Breakfast, reviewing Paris plans, picking up a piece of prepared salmon / veggie salad, seeing mom, gym, perhaps cleaning the hamster cage, and relaxing is what's in store.

I did laundry last night before dinner. SO GLAD it's done & not a time-waster today! :)

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/31/2019:
That's really interesting, what you say, because as a Catholic, I recognize that I have a different "interpretation" of the experience of visiting old churches than folks who are not. If I had gone with you, I'd probably be asking you a lot of questions that start with, "And what did you think of the (whatever)?" So cool and right in your own backyard!

There was a movie in the early 2000's called Gangs of New York, with Leonardo diCaprio about the Irish (?) gangs? Or maybe the Irish versus the Italian gangs? Not sure, because I never saw it, but I know of what you speak. Those were really brutal, survival times.

horn_of_plenty on 03/31/2019:
Exactly!!!! I wish I went with you too!

I have heard of that movie and cannot wait to borrow it from library :)

horn_of_plenty on 04/01/2019:
little busier now...sorry not to comment back on your own entries...i'm getting there :)

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Mar 30, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Kombucha 50

chocolates 250, candy 20

Grilled cheese 150 bread 300? Big slices coffee 50, banana bread 250 750

Snack: wine 150?, cauliflower crust 200 tops. 350.

Dinner (healthy!) big salad, takeout from chipotle, NOT FRESH OR COOKED RIGHT!? what's up with takeout these days? it was pulled pork that wasn't even fully "pulled" still in big chunks and tasted fattty instead of nice and light as pulled pork should be! the roasted peppers and onions in the salad had wayyyy too much oregano!? and seemed undercooked. maybe bc it was "dinnertime" around 6pm and it was really crowded in Chipotle. seems that takeout and even restaurants like Chipotle that are a cut above the very bottom aren't too good as of late! 

pulled pork good amount 200-250?, greens 50, cooked peppers and onions 100. 500 tops.

1900, perfect.

good exercise. was in city all day being a tourist, hence the strange eats! :) on purpose i was eating lightly in the morning.

1900 avg also.

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 03/30/2019:
Glad you are having a good day.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/31/2019:
Indeed! Wishing the same to you!

Donkey on 03/31/2019:
Husband and I had a brief conversation last night about whether or not it's worth it to limit one's menu choices if you can't enjoy eating out. It was a question that for the most part was left unanswered.

I think you manage your outing adventures and your eating adventures quite well! A nice mix and healthy balance.

horn_of_plenty on 03/31/2019:
The food I ordered was split between Ricky and me thankfully so that’s why the calories fit in so well - if I were ordering myself I would not have gotten both a grilled cheese and banana bread. - I was so glad I didn’t really have much food earlier in the day ;) worked out really well yeah

horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 29, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Home: kombucha 50

work bar, good fats, and mocha coffee 300, also white chocolate peanut M&M's just a few 50. ..i planned yesterday to indulge in this packet of peanut white chocolate m&m's! 50 more.

Wrap (these wraps are what are causing bathroom issues...the MISSION CARB BALANCE...really low cal but also REALLY BAD for digestion...taste good just bad, real bad, i'll have to stop buying them as they are not healthy to eat on the regular i don't think). wrap 80, egg 70, avo 100. 250.

Lunch: healthy, mix of things from home: frozen beef good size serving a little too chewy as since i have learned to cook beef longer in the slow cooker to avoid this 300>  i cooked ahwile ago / root veggies also with it, cauli rice 50 mixed with a decent amount of pesto 200, tomatoes 50. the rest of the peanut white chocolate m&m package. 500 tops, i didn't have the cauliflower bc lunch was large enough without it~! very full.

3pm no fruit, so chocolate 120, Later some tea and almonds 100

dinner: i'm thinking to pick up some food to bring home at lunch (you don't wanna go to a buffet at 5pm to pick up food sitting there all day....so you buy your dinner at lunch to stick in the fridge and take home!), yeah. thinking a light fish / salad (with light dressing) and maybe some fried rice for dinner, YES!!! dinner was salad and cooked lightly sauteed broccoli 150 tops, 2 large shrimp 50, 3oz or so of fish 100, drink 50. blueberries 100. 500 tops.


i was going to have wine, but couldn't get the cork out LOL.

 7day: 1960 :)

lately not feeling slimmer, weirdly enough! it takes time to lose weight after eating high cals it doesn't just come off i guess.


I was in around 8:20am instead of 8:30, so, i'm out of here today at 4:50. i just NEED to get home. :)...do leg routine, get on couch, maybe watch a Paris movie with english subtitles coworker / neighbor gave me.


I'm going to do a short leg exercise tonight when i get home. No other walking except at lunch.

Tomorrow will be a nice walking day, nice plans in the city in a part i don't usually go to ...will write more tomorrow on it! going to see Catacombs in a cathedral, maybe the only place to see them in NYC. (won't have to do it in Paris, now that i'm doing it similarly here!) lol!!!

Sunday is lunch with mom followed by going straight to my gym after - tend to get a good workout done there, change of pace from doing it at home, nice to know i can still work out amongst people...diff atmosphere is good for me than just going home.


Planning to do hair soon, tho, not yet..too busy right now (sorta on purpose i'm making nice plans)...planning to def highlight my hair again before the trip on 4/26. maybe just 2 weeks before or so, we'll see.

Like i was saying, hair is quite a nuissance to think about when to get it done...i almost don't care anymore to do it...even though i love the highlights my schedule is too packed to fit this kinda thing in for my liking.  :/

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/29/2019:
I am the same way with beauty activities... I never have time to cut, style, colour my hair, do my nails, stuff like that. I used to get my eyelashes filled, and I thought it looked so pretty, but I just don't have time to maintain that look! It sucks, but then I think about what's better - maintaining my friendships, health, and sanity - or my looks?

horn_of_plenty on 03/29/2019:
yeah, with your schedule i'm sure it's also a choice of what you want to spend time on....sucks right!?

all those women who walk around with beauty treatments, they spend so much time on each thing..

i'm gonna keep doing the blonde but it's hilarious how annoying it is to go and get it done. it seems i'll do it 5-6x a year if i want to maintain it well. we'll see how long i can maintian it.

legcramps on 03/29/2019:
I know - someone posted on social media just the other day about how it was SO WORTH IT to drive four hours to get their hair done. Seriously?! I can do SO MANY things in four hours LOL.

horn_of_plenty on 03/29/2019:
yes, that is SO NOT WORTH IT!?

unless she seriously lives in the middle of nowhere!?

i could not drive four hours only for that!?

Donkey on 03/30/2019:
When I was low-carb, I would use the wraps you are referring to. You are right in that they can cause some digestive issues. I still feel that they are a GREAT alternative, but having them on a daily basis... a person might have some bathroom issues.

My "beauty" routine is more about applying different types of lotions to different areas of my body, including feet care! But overall I'm relatively maintenance free. I don't get my nails done, I'm leaving my hair alone until I get my health issues worked out... I do wear make-up during the week, but overall, I follow the Katherine Hepburn beauty routine: skin moisturizer day and night, and then only face powder and lipstick during the day.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/30/2019:
i TOTALLY LOVED reading your beauty routine especially the Katherine Hepburn anecdote! cute!

i also use lotion, as i do have dry skin and love (usually, except on days i accidentally skip it!) applying lotion right after a shower before getting dressed for the day :) i put lotion on my toe nails, but not my feet lol.

you look REALLY GOOD in your lipstick, always looks perfect. i have yet to want to use lipstick. my lips are always dry at work...so i just stick to my chapstick. but you look so perfect the way you apply yours.

i also skip nail manicures. i find them a waste especially bc the polish tends to weaken my nails!

Donkey on 03/31/2019:
I should add that I recently decided that I also want to be a person who wears eyeliner and mascara. So I'm experimenting with that. I'm not sure it's who I am, but it's fun to stretch myself a little bit, ya know?

horn_of_plenty on 03/31/2019:
I think mascara would be perfect on you - eyeliner is a pain for me / doesn’t work for me .... you should def at least go for the mascara it will be awesome on you

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 28, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Home kombucha - relaxed with it. good. but then rushed to shower and leave on time and was late 10min to work bc of not planning right. 70

mocha and a bar (starting to get sick of this mix) 300

snack: wrap 80, egg 70, avo 100. 250 .

lunch: from home tofu 100, roasted veg 250?, tomatoes 50. 450?

I am just SO SLEEPY right now, all day. not good habits, seems i need more sleep to go in line with the type of training i like to do...

snacks: 1 chocolate 50

blood orange 100

before workout: thinking just yogurt and coffee - ended being a granola bar on way home with an amino drink on bus too 150, then almond milk / coffee mix 50. 200

during workout: 2 chocolates and another amino drink 120

after workout: also thinking to keep it light and small. dark chocolate this one made with stevia 50, and some pop chips 150. 200

1750, perfect.

1970 6day average...no, not feeling thinner just yet for this week.




I did sleep, but really want MORE sleep. instead i was chatting on phone, which caused me to not "shut down" like i would have wanted...then all of a sudden my neighbor starts drilling the wall at 8:50pm. I hope to do a fast weights workout tonight & get to bed again bc i'm seriously very sleepy as of the past month has been tiring by midweek i'm already pooped just due to not sleeping enough.

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/28/2019:
It's amazing how much sleep affects our days/weeks/months! I have been struggling with a migraine for the last few days and it's been affecting my sleep as well. Ugh!

Hope you are able to get in a weight workout tonight; take it easy and make sure you rest if that's what your body is telling you to do.

horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2019:
my body has def been telling me to rest all week, but i'll def do the weights routine upper body. I'll try to do it earlier in the night, so i can sleep early afterwards ;)

Donkey on 03/29/2019:
At least you got a workout in! That's good!

I hope you can catch up on sleep and relaxation this weekend. That's what I'm going to try to do, at least (lol)...

horn_of_plenty on 03/29/2019:
YEAH, it's like whenever i plan to go to bed early, it doesn't happen, like i'm jinxing myself! ;) LOL LOL LOL.

should be a decent weekend of a few different activities.

no real cooking for me, it seems, besides the basics, until the month of MAY!!!!!

I guess it's good for us to just realize things are not going to work exactly to plan every time!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Mar 27, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Good Morning.

Home: kombucha 50 - didn't work maybe i shouldn't have had any since i was able to use the bathroom last night...it's all good - like donkey said i should probably get up sightly earlier - like get outta my bed 20 min earlier at least than i do. i currently lay in bed listening to the news...maybe i can try to push myself out of bed just to listen to the news as i drink the kombucha. i'm starting to drink it so late that it's too rushed and i'm unable to use the bathroom so much that maybe i should just start to begin my days with tea and no more kombucha for awhile>? 50 (i'm just thinking out loud).

Mocha coffee 100 and bar 200. 

snack: was gonna have a wrap but i think i might save it to have with lunch. dried fruit / nut granola bar. 150 change of pace, more natural, some nuts/dried fruit.; and that was stupid with the granola bar...now eating some almonds 50 (garlic flavor)

Weird lunch: half a turkey sausage that i don't think was cooked right - throwing the rest away as something didn't go right and i'm not trying to cook them again..(i didn't cook them long enough) 80, leftover bites of sweet potato 100, tomatoes 50, wrap 80,egg70, avocado 100. 500.

snacks 3-3:30pm orange 50, 2 chocolates 100


plums 150, yogurt 100, 250 , chocolate 

1900 tops :)




TONIGHT IS A REST NIGHT. no planned exercise aside from getting off the bus maybe a hair earlier. i've got to get a good night's sleep tonight as i've not slept will at all - not enough sleep like i like to get due to doing several other things when i get home each night - not a big deal, but tonight i've got to get to bed early - like 8pm.


Glad my supervisor / coworker isn't here today bc i'm catching up on emails i saved to work on later as well as a few other assignments...I feel like everything is taking longer than it should and that i am not very efficient at work. but i really don't want to fix anything either. I will just keep on I guess. 

I wasted a lot of time entering coworker's time and dealing with her computer issues..like over an hour of time just wasted doing practically nothing. eesh.

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/28/2019:
OMG what is it with computer issues this week, right? I was just saying to my boss, Technology is great until it doesn't work. He has enough trouble changing his password!

I hope you were able to get the sleep you wanted.

horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2019:
I didn’t sleep as early - stayed awake on my own and also due to wall drilling right under me at 8:50-9pm last night !!! I knew the person doing this and luckily it didn’t last long - cannot complain too much. Fell asleep soon after that lol ! Can’t make these things up!

I set my clock earlier so was tired getting up but, it was worth having time to relax in the morning....still need to fix my routine better in the mornings though

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

kombucha but no help. 50

bar and mocha coffee 300

wrap 80, egg 70, avo 100. 250.

lunch: leftovers: small piece of stew beef 100 in there (sampling from a store i walked by last night..), roasted veggies 150-200, roasted sweet potatoes good size serving 250. 550. very bloated since this AM. the potatoes were good to include at lunch to smooth things over i hope.

choc and nuts 100

before exercise: plum and yogurt 200, coffee iced 50 and then almond milk with a hint of coffee too 50. 300. :)


during exercise: AMINOS 30

after exercise: mix of chocolate, not much. just enough. 200

1850, good.

4day: 2040, excellent.

leg is once again aggrivated and tight - i mean my right thigh. ouch. i think it's from leg exercises the other day, also, i might be low on potassium.



lately i'm getting up too late and rushing in the mornings...which also blocks me up with bathroom problems... i need to start getting up earlier out of bed and maybe the bathroom issue will resolve. for 2.5 weeks i've had a lot of slow moving on the bathroom end - it could also be due to less walking for a few weeks also...a mix of things. hormones too. 

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 03/27/2019:
you always have the best meals

Horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2019:
i have to stop buying /eating everyday this brand of wrap...too much fiber blocks me up!

i think it's by Mission and they are 80 cal per wrap. so tasty, but so bad!

Donkey on 03/27/2019:
While it may be difficult to do at first, you may want to wake up earlier, intentionally, so that you have time to move at a relaxed pace in the mornings. I think of how nice it would be, for myself, to have enough time in the mornings to just sit for 10 minutes, drink coffee, and watch the day unfold.

horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2019:
my wakeup routine right now needs fixing. i simply lay in bed listening to the radio for as long as possible. i'm going to have to work on this - by getting up with the alarm clock and showering first thing before anything else...you are right i def need to change my habit of laying in bed all month for as long as possible...

Donkey on 03/27/2019:
Be careful with that leg!

horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2019:
i'm not sure what the issue was. maybe my thigh was cramping up due to inflammation / soreness from the squats. it was weird. i took a pain killer and was able to sleep thru the night and today my thigh feels better.

horn_of_plenty - Monday Mar 25, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

kombucha 50

breakfast: good fats bar and mocha coffee 300

midmorning: wrap 80, egg 70, avo 100. 250. noon - snacked on a few almonds 50

lunch: good leftovers: roasted veg 250, salmon (small piece)150, mushroom barley too 200! full meal! Calories: 600

snacks: plum 50, almonds

dinner: TBD - 650 was it?

2000, excellent.

3day: 2100.

good walk, somehow my legs are SO SORE from the squats i did on sunday wow.


exercise: planning to walk halfway home at least like one mile, not the full way i don't think. then somewhat early to bed i'm thinking. 


I have almost planned 4 complete days in paris, 2 days left to make plans. i have to start now booking tickets and stuff for those days...but prefer to book tickets when i have all 6 days planned so i don't forget something or want to change my mind and cannot if a ticket is booked...prefer to pay after i see the 6 days written down :)

I'll start paying either this week (for like Disney - pray for no rain that day it's almost a $200 day because we got the FAST PAST to get thru every ride / experience!!!) ...and pay for Versailles as those are set days and do not interfere with Paris scheduled things.

Maybe i'll pay for Disney/Versailles TONIGHT after work - stay here an extra half hour to pay for those days online (she's splitting her costs with me of course!)

So out of 6 days, two outside Paris are planned and so is one day and most another in Paris. I have 2+  days left to plan...and for the total of 4 in Paris days, I am planning to pay for all those tickets at the same time, once the 4 days in Paris are set up. I'd hate to make plans for one day in Paris, to realize i'd prefer to do a timed / set schedule paid ticket on one day just to realize i should have bought that dated ticket for another! LOL...I'm getting there.  Also, there are special passes and i have to see if i prefer a 2 or 4-day special pass instead of paying for all the paris museums/monuments separately. (probably just pay separately though bc the prices are so similar).

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/26/2019:
How exciting to see your plans come together! I completely understand why you're waiting to pay. Makes sense to me!

Hope your walk went well. Gotta strengthen your legs for all the walking you'll be doing in Paris!

horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2019:
yeah, it's been on my mind that my legs are going to "die" in paris!

there is certainly going to be a ton of walking that i'm not used to :/ ...of which i'm happy about...it's just i do not walk so much daily and it's nerve wracking knowing i will be...(it's due to my past and injuries that i get overly nervous about it).

yes, i'm really debating skipping the louvre in order to spend time doing other slightly less touristy things.

the lady i'm staying with i don't think wants to run around nonstop without sleep and that's actually fine with me...i hope to come back from the trip and go deep into "Spring training"

I don't plan on taking any more trips aside from an overnight one possibly at some point until next year or maybe even later.

my plan is to actually go back to "improving my fitness" instead of staying the same.

for instance, my goal for this year (until December) is to actually pass the two running tests for court officer. i'm going to stay motivated and start planning to pass the test.

in the past, i was just "running up to 2 miles" for distance, but now i'm interested to "train for the test". like, to do the training that will get me in...i actaully feel it's 100% possible if i do the training.

as i do that training, i might skimp a hair on weights and just seriously start to take my training to a new goal which is "train for the court officer exam".

i actually do see this happening sooner rather than later...

but overall, it seems i'm going to have to spend MORE TIME training overall, not less, to pass this test...

lots of words...

horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2019:
If i can manage it, i'm happy to leave this current type of job for court officer. I'm going to put that work in

the only thing i won't get with court officer is health insurance for life. union gives health insurance for life after 20 years of service...but i don't know what i'll be doing in this union or how long my jobs will last...so who knows!

happy-1 on 03/27/2019:
Ooooh... Paris...

Horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2019:
yes, yes...i'll feel SO MUCH BETTER when my plans are SET!...like i know which part of paris i'm headed to each day ;)

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