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horn_of_plenty - Thursday Oct 13, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

1875 5-day = excellent.

Weight is still right around 115. excellent. This is the best I've maintained probably forever in my adult life.  When i was much younger (21 thru 24 or so years old) I maintained a hair lower at 112...but far less muscle mass. I am far healthier now based on upper body strength. Working on my lower body now!

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Back to work & feeling more relaxed than I've been in a long time!!

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Impatient and want my notary test results...should come in mid week of the last week of October!

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6am: Kombucha 50, seltzer with stevia (maybe should have skipped kombucha today...)

8am: wrap 100 with cream cheese 100 and lox 50, banana 120, later coffee 50.

Snack: 150 mostly fat / lower sugar, low protein. tasty!

Lunch: healthy, not more than 500.

1150 before end of workday.

snack before gym: special k snack 100, caffeine / soda

after gym: TBD, maybe jello and ice cream. up to 500 after gym, little extra. good.

1750 today = excellent!

 

 

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/13/2016:
Well done on keeping your weight stable!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/13/2016:
thanks, it does feel good. :-D


puddles on 10/13/2016:
I am sure you feel great about maintaining your weight. I am sure also that your results will be excellent on your exam. Have a great evening J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/13/2016:
Let's keep our fingers crossed F! I did study...!


hollybelle on 10/13/2016:
You are doing great! Just takin' care of business!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/14/2016:
yep...i love it when i can accomplish some things from the backburner...to finally get things out of the way & taken care of! you say it so well!



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Oct 12, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

1900 5-day. Fine!

6am early: kombucha 70. New flavor because i was at a store i don't go to much on my drive home from work and saw this brand i like & a lovely new flavor called Dragonfruit Lemongrass. Quite excellent!  This brand is the strongest. Now i remember why i love it so much. Clears your system out quite well in the AM! sorry if it's TMI.  I sometimes have issues with this part of my life, so it feels good to be able to control things & get things done before the day actually starts and i leave my apt. Really sorry if it's too much for you to read?...

7:45 after reviewing some notes for test - BREAKFAST. wrap 100 with lox 100 and cream cheese 100. small banana 100. some caffeine.

60 cal in candies 550, later a protein bar 750....

I did get home around 3pm :)

late lunch, bigger, at 3pm: leftover from Monday egg white oily omelette 150?, cabbage 50, leftover saag 150?, chips 150, plum 50. 550-600.

also snacking: cabbage slaw, small amount 100, seaweed salad small amount 100, and roasted veggie stuff 250? 450?

total so far: 1800...this may be it for tonight. i took a sleeping pill at 6pm (just now) and hope to get some good sleep - i need it.  Last night i was up on & off thinking about the tests - which is fine :-D

little more - 7:30pm: Quest bar in Oatmeal chocolate chip. 200 cal.

total today is quite fine: 2000 cal :-D GOOD.

They were hard still, but i feel so much better about it this time. The first test was EASIER than the second. Each 40 question test took me 20 minutes. I took a walk inbetween the tests! One was at 9:30am and the other at 11am. I was happy to be outta there around 11:30am. 

So i went to the dermatologist but was an hour early and she was at lunch. So, i actually went to Aerosoles and bought boots. LOL. i have no money but, I don't know, now I have some for winter. I didn't own any "nice dress up" boots.  Now i can wear them instead of sneakers always. I'm happy to start wearing boots as my legs are getting so much better each day and week. Happy.

I also get the slaw, seaweed and roasted veggie mix also right near aerosoles and the dematologist (huge shopping center / strip mall outdoors...) nice area.

I also then on the way home from the derm I put air in my tires and vacummed my car. After the late lunch, I did some laundry. 

Happy to be home now & resting :-D

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I ended up relaxing last night & staying up a bit late. Not too much studying going on - more like web surfing. I have studied other days beforehand. There was no sleeping pill because i got home later than expected - and i didn't want to be groggy for the morning test...and that's ok!

Anyways, I went to bed around 11pm and due to thinking about this test, I was up early just my own body wanting me up and reviewing for the tests later. I feel that I DO know the material well enough to pass this test this time around.  I admidt I may not know everything PERFECTLY. But i should PASS.  I'm going to take this darn test 2x. $15 each time. Once at 9:30am and the second time right afterwards at 11am.  

Then at noon, I'm off to the Dermatologist that i booked this appt for around 1 month ago.  It's for botox in my underarms because i sweat more than normal and the botox totally controls the problem!

The rest of the day I am HOME. I have to fix my laundry cards back at the housing office because they are replacing the card readers so...i must transfer my $150 on my card to a new card now or i'll miss that cutoff and lose all that $! I wish i knew this before last week, then I wouldn't have put so much money on my card last Tuesday to begin with! I would have put a minimal amount that i wouldn't mind losing some of..like $30.

THANK GOSH I READ THE NOTE that maintenance put under our doors about the laundry card or i would have had to make other plans rather than go there myself to the housing office. Today's my last free day to fix the card now.  !!! The cards expire while I'll be on vacation next week! Wow time is FLYING.

I feel life is really busy in general for working people, especially here in tri-state area & I am extremely thankful for this day to be able to take these tests on my own time, per se.  I will also MAYBE take a short walk in the afternoon. Bed early for sure with a sleeping pill maybe because I want a good night of sleep...

 

 

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 10/12/2016:
Good luck on your exam today. Wow you are busy again and holidays in the near future that will be fun to get away. Have a great day J.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2016:
Planning for a weekend where i'll be able to catch up on all things before my trip later next week! Pretty exciting indeed...

Thank you for the good luck.!


hollybelle on 10/12/2016:
Wishing you success on your test. Time really does fly - I thought I's have so much time and so much done when I quit work, Ha!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2016:
haha...day is still too short huh!? <3 Will get results in a couple weeks. Hopefully with better results this time around!



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Oct 11, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Woke up hair late, on purpose, so had the kombucha & seltzer but didn't have time to really relax / use the bathroom. All is good though. Leaving work early at 3pm today..will quickly maybe swing by supermarket to pick up the bare minimum - maybe some lox for breakfasts this week...

Really i don't need anything else....just picking up lox & that's it.  Trying to use up what I have & not waste money as I am actually working on saving it for my upcoming trip in 9 days!

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6:30am: Lemonade flavor kombucha 60

8:30am at work taking it light & easy right now: coffee and banana 200

9:30am rest of my breakfast: wrap 100, cream cheese 100, quinoa burger 150: 350.

11am: bar...it's ok...whatever today. 200. not that good. protein bar.

lunch popcorn only 150

stopped home to poop before gym since i got out early at 3pm...SERIOUSLY. BEST DECISION BECAUSE NOW NO MORE GAS! LOL. i was too rushed in the AM and always nice to get outta work. i already picked up some cold cuts (lox and salami for the rest of the next several days. only other thing i need, forgot to check, is bananas...to do tomorrow).

3:30pm: kombucha again on the way home, did the trick 70, little bit seltzer, granola bar 100. energy drink other half. 

1150...before dinner. i want to go to bed early tonight before this test.

after gym: not more than 400. did great.

total today: 1550 - excellent.

1875 4-day total :-D

 

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Having a tired day - I think a lot having to do with taking a (low dose) sleeping pill last night around 9pm). it was over the counter and minimal strength but i am still tired and didn't sleep enough i guess.

Will eat an early lunch at my desk, leave work at 3pm (in honor of the Holiday Yom Kippur that starts at sundown - even if i'm not partaking in the custom, i will leave at 3pm).

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 10/11/2016:
Have a good day and get some rest.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/11/2016:
Thank you :) Doing good!


grannyannie on 10/11/2016:
Good plans. Have a great one!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/11/2016:
Thanks Annie. I really love the change of pace this month :)


hollybelle on 10/11/2016:
Rest up and hit it all again tomorrow.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/11/2016:
Thank you Holly. I'm looking forward to the test. I won't find out right away if I pass, it comes in the mail. Looking forward to taking the test.



horn_of_plenty - Monday Oct 10, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Good Morning & Happy Columbus Day to the Americans!

Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadians!

And for any Japanese, Happy National Sports Day!!

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 8am: kombucha (really nice flavor never tried of a brand i don't love but the flavor was calling my name and it was highly refreshing so nice! It was the LIVE Kombucha brand in Refreshing Rhuberry Flavor. 60 cal. also had some stevia in some seltzer. Trying to do my thing before a busy day on the road!

9am Late Breakfast: saag around 200?, wrap with quinoa burger 200. 400 total. oh and a banana 120

550-600..now gonna study.

Candy and caffeine 100

Lunch: if diner, blt probably and a side of veggies?

Big egg white omelette 250? Toast with ketchup 300 tops 550 and some potato 100 tops.100 650.

1350... Apple picking : apples up to 150-200

Light meals : fiber one bar 100, chips 100

1750 - tops ! Great!

Snack:

Dinner:

1983 3-day avg

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My plan is to finishing drinking these drinks, maybe fast shower yeah, get ready & then study a little bit if time since i did study yesterday around 1hr, but then didn't study last night like i should have. Didn't watch the debate either....i will look it up on YouTube maybe tomorrow or tonight. I was just relaxing yesterday after the gym.

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Right now it's 8:30. My friend is coming here at 10:30 and we are then driving out east around 1hr to pick up our good friends (married couple) and then all four of us will drive out even further east (out east on Long Island) to Apple Pick! We are going for my best friend's belated bday celebrations.  Looking foward to picking lots of amazing apples & giving some away to good friends & family.  People who would enjoy them & who i would enjoy giving a freshly picked apple to! LOL...

The orchard we are going to is called Milk Pail & has a wonderful selection.  I know this because my best friend & I went there last year! Here's the link:

http://milk-pail.com/index.php

Should be a wonderful day. Lunch on the way to apple picking also for the 4 of us at a Diner nearby the orchard probably. Then apple picking & then dropping my married friends off...and driving back home to Queens with my best friend. We may get food around here in Queens I would think before she then drives back up to White Plains (another 45 minutes away for her!). Lots of driving but well worth it for today!! 

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!


horn_of_plenty - Sunday Oct 09, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

9am - 600 cal breakfast a bit high but will be filling. (it was too much food...but very filling and satisfying: pumpkin pie light and fit greek yogurt 80, banana 120, fruit flavor oatmeal 200 made with water, chips 200.)

11:30am: Saag...kinda like an Indian versian of Cream of Spinach. 300 cal at least.

Some caffeine (monster energy drink.) after breakfast.

Zooidles worh Indian food and ice cream. -around 350 1250, good.

snack before gym: 150 cal of a fiber one strawberry cheesecake bar so good.

after gym, 8pm late dinner: subway sandwich and some leftover roasted veggies my mom made. around 550 total for dinner. 

1950 today, good. Healthy. 

2-day avg is 2100. slightly high. but at least healthy.

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Today's plans are VERY simple: 2 things ONLY and possible small cooking at home things that i already have in the fridge - but DOESN'T HAVE TO BE DONE TODAY.

TWO PLANS FOR TODAY: 

1. LAUNDRY

2. GYM

I don't really care the order i get them done. Gym will be done early because i will get out of work EARLY on Tuesday for the holiday and YES, i will go to the gym early that day.  I am doing what I need to do right now in order to feel good and get my gym in. I feel I am an adult and it is ok to make decisions like these. My health comes first.  And skipping the gym is not in my plans, sorry.

On Wednesday, our day of atonement and forgiveness, I will be taking the New York State Notary test 2 times. It's given two times and can be taken as many times as we want. I need to pass and failed it last time. That's why i'm making sure this isn't the case on Wednesday. I didn't want to take off any more time from work which is why i'm taking it on my holiday. Like i said, I'm an adult and need to sometimes make choices that not everyone is going to agree with, but choices i am content with myself.

After the tests, which will end around noon, I have a dermatologist appointment that i booked around 1 month ago & have been waiting for. I should be home wednesday from everything at around 3 & plan to maybe to laundry then - so i have less on the weekend. Or, if weather is nice, perhaps a walk.  And that's how I'll be spending the Jewish holiday. :) And that's totally ok. It's very busy here in the NYC area. We work hard and a lot.  I am very thankful that I have the opportunity to spend some time outside work and doing things that are helpful to me as an adult.

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I actually have a bad pain for around 1 week, straight, in my right side only thigh, butt, and lower back. it hurts so badly. I don't think it's sciatica but very similar. It's from a lot of sitting (like at work and home on couch) and i think that i favor my right side even when driving...so now i have a slight problem. Just trying to ignore it, really. This type of pain will usually go away on it's own with more movement....that's what i read online. It is painful and annoying mostly.  I used to get this pain at certain times of the month before my you-know-what. But this week shouldn't have had any pain at all....and it's strange how the pain showed up out of nowhere...! That's why i'm positive it will also go away on it's own...

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/09/2016:
Sounds like good plans! Enjoy your Sunday.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/09/2016:
Fully enjoyed.


hollybelle on 10/09/2016:
Sounds like a great plan! Sorry to hear about your pain. That does sound a lot like sciatica. You know what I have been dealing with - as I have complained about it enough - LOL. Hope it gets better.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/09/2016:
i think part of living is having pain here & there. i guess it happens...and we need to try not to aggravate it.


thinkpositive on 10/09/2016:
Good luck on the test. Hope your pain goes away on its own.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/09/2016:
Thank you...i'm excited to take it...2x...to make sure i pass!


Donkey on 10/09/2016:
Be careful with your back! Sounds a lot like the sciatica that I have from time to time (but not in a long time!)...

You do what you think is right for you. God is everywhere!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/09/2016:
Thanks Ju. Year, it stinks. :/ but i know that i put more pressure on my right side like when i lay on the couch. I know it will eventually go away on its own...



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Oct 08, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Breakfast: loads of low cal ice cream (halo top) around 420 cals which equals (if you want to know the volume) - 1 full pint and 2/3 of a second pint! i feel back to sleep afterwards for around 2 more hours!

2pm lunch: wrap and chips 250, wrap was filled with cream cheese 100, lox hardly any left like 20 cal, and a lot of saag spinich with the cream around 3/4 cup? 200 cal maybe. so around 550-600. good. and caffeine now. oh, forgot the banana i had around 1pm.

so far today: 1100. excellent.

Snack 150 1250... Healthy dinner prob around 800 tops. 2050 and healthy.

came home after 10pm and hungry - had a tasty protein muffin 200.

2250 total = good.

It's my dad's 64th bday. will have dinner with the family. possibly sleep over and visit my grandma with my dad tomorrow (wasn't in the plans, but, feel bad not to go with him if i sleep over..) yup, it's a BBQ. totally bringing over some extra veggies for myself so i don't have to indulge in higher cal options. Trying to eat extra well before my Texas trip!

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 10/09/2016:
Have a great time with your family. I'm sure he appreciates the time with you. Good plan to bring some extra veggies.



horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 07, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

6:30am - Lavendar flavor Kombucha - nice 60 cal.

At work: lox 100 and cream cheese 100 on wrap 100. and a small banana 100.

No Snack.

Lunch: !!! ordering Indian but may save to have at home tonight. only mostly cabbage and sauteed okra heavy on the oil 450? and a wrap 50...and meat that i mostly threw out. total can't be more than 600.

During errands: plum and diet coke :)

7pm? other snacks: 100 (pickles, later a chocolate.)

9pm late - bigger dinner, indulged (bought tons of healthy delights - cooked and sauced veggies and some calamari).

around 1800 today. good.

And Ice cream 200 more

weekly avg: 1840/day. excellent!

Errands include:

1. Bath & Body works - treating myself to 2-three wick candles (on sale) and a bath scrub (on sale)...should cost total $25 after discounts.

2. Will treat myself to some Halloween decor for the outside door of my apt :) and maybe something small also for my desk at work..although i already have a Halloween card!

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 10/07/2016:
So far so good. Have a nice weekend!



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Oct 06, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

2:40pm edit at work - def no gym tonight. didn't sleep well last night & I am really tired. Skipping all caffeine in afternoon & will def take a sleeping pill tonight (well, or just go to sleep on time is more likely)...lately not taking many pills thankfully. I just need to hit the bed early. after i get the Victoria's Secret deal at the store. Should be home around 6pm-6:30pm-ish. That's what I'm thinking anyways!

Not even in a mood for breakfast at work really...

Home - 6:20am or so - Drinking Vinegar in coconut blueberry flavor i think it was 30 and tangerine seltzer with added stevia. coffee also at work 70.  I may be drinking extra coffee today, with milk & equal. 

Breakfast later i think instead of right away at work: wrap 100, lox 50, cream cheese 100. 250.and banana.

12pm bar at noon - 150 higher protein. tasty. pb flavor.

1:15pm LUNCH: not in mood for meat, at all. so had only cabbage and lots of sauteed pumpkin mixed into it - was good. 450.

1050.

1200 before gym.

after gym: around 400.

total today is AWESOME 1600.

6-DAY TOTAL = 1808 PER DAY. AWESOME!!

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Purposely skipping gym tonight & going tomorrow instead.  MAYBE. (maybe do both - YES that's my plan for many reasons i don't want to go tomorrow after work, better to do the gym also today actually! - so that i can go earlier on Sunday & not have to wait until Sunday later at night, yes, going tonight and then sunday earlier afternoon or like 4pm!...then again on Tuesday, early, since i will get outta work early Tuesday.  this is why i'm going to gym today & not tomorrow!) GYM TOMORROW. bed early tonight. so that i can be better rested on Friday. Feeling tired bc i didn't sleep well last night.

Either way, I will stop home after work & pick up the underwear from Victoria's Secret that i bought Tuesday because: my deal was 5 for $27.50...and today's deal - for ONLY tonight from 7-9pm - is 8 for $27.50 - so, planning to return and re-purchase so i get an additional 3 pairs (free - for same price as original!).  I must do this...been wanting more and now it's like i'm getting 3-$10 prs for free. (original price is around $10 per underwear!)

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!


horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Oct 05, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Good Morning All!

Home: kombucha almost a full bottle 50, seltzer with stevia GOOD.

8:30am work Breakfast: Banana 120, wrap 100 with cream cheese 100 and small amount lox 50. total here: 370. GOOD.

11:45am Work Snack: Some kinda bar? if hungry...otherwise, coffee - decaf... and two taffies. around 100. GOOD.

12:30pm Lunch: healthy - decided on some pretzels 200, little bit of cabbage with some sauteed pumpkin on top (was more of a spread not pieces) 200 at least, and a small wrap with mustard and pastrami 200. around 600. excellent.

Snack on way home maybe: Plum 50.

1200. GOOD.

Dinner: not sure but thinking light...and thinking to be in bed early and no extra walking today. THINKING TO HAVE LIGHT HALO TOP VANILLA ICE CREAM FOR DINNER AND JELLO. AROUND 300 CALS TOPS. chips 200, jello 50.

1700. ok!

1850 5-day average :)

and a half hour walk (at least) after work! :)

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Drinking some kombucha at home this AM and preparing to go to work. Should be ok for me all month...Like I said in my entry yesterday, I'm working on being pretty low-key in general the first half of this month. Trying to get more sleep and rest. End of the month I'll be on an excitng vaca in Texas with 3 friends. 4 of us total. So, I'm trying to not overdo till then. All is good. In general, I'm feeling good.

I don't go away very often & def have never went on a vaca with friends (except in college and when i was touring and the one time i went to Israel alone but part of a group when i was 26...). Ok, so I have done travel in the past, but this is the first time in a LONG time :)

I am taking 3 days off for the trip and 1 extra day to hopefully do laundry and maybe get back to the gym? The days are October 20-24. I know 1 day extra after the trip will be good for me - we will get back here to New York around 5:30pm flight on the 23rd. So, it will be good to sleep in...hope i'm not wasting one of my days the next day taking it off...but i know myself....it will be good to be home & do laundry and prepare for the rest of the week.

Then November is back to business. I am VERY thankful for some off time this month. I am using it pretty wisely. Anyways, November is back to business with my mom's bday and Friend's wedding in the middle of the month of November. December is also down to business and I don't plan to take days off. January thru March I will have 4 total sick days to use. And then it'll already be Spring! wowzers. Time is moving.

Thru winter my plan is LOW KEY. It's to really push myself to rise above my current cardio and leg strength levels. During the winter I will be preparing for running in the Spring.

I may have to rest up and take a gym break after the trip to Texas bc we will be walking a lot. Sorta nervous about it - but I think I'll be fine... :)

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Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 10/05/2016:
A girl in my class was telling us she makes her own kombucha and took a class on the whole probiotics thing. She was telling us she had some spare skobis in her refrigerator then she said matter of fact it was a hotel for skobis if we wanted one to start making our own kombucha. (thought that was funny) She said her house always had a fermented smell to it, but she enjoyed the process. I thought of you and then I thought I might ask for a skobi and then I thought uh...nah maybe later!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/05/2016:
yeah i think i won't do it because of the smell....but...she must save BOATLOADS of Cash! oh yes. smart lady she is. :-)

She must be very self-sufficient in general and work hard in her home if she is making kombucha that is pretty awesome. :)


puddles on 10/05/2016:
Always nice to get away on holidays. They say a change in pace is always good for the soul. Have a great day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/05/2016:
Yes...so good for the soul. :-D Loving this month.


grannyannie on 10/05/2016:
Have a good time! I live for holidays/vacations!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/05/2016:
Thank you Annie :) I live for alone time also - in addition to new experiences. these are the two things that really keep me going. They are polar opposites - alone time resting vs. exciting new experiences. Love both these things.


hollybelle on 10/06/2016:
Sounds like a good trip to TX. Where in TX will you go? We will go to FL 10/22-10/29. First vacation in a long time. Would prefer the mountains out west, but husband said - beach this time - no argument from me!



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Oct 04, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

9am Breakfast at my apt finally made pancakes again!: 1 cup egg whites 120, 1 banana 120, cream cheese 40, oatmeal 40, cinnamon; then topped with sf raspberry jelly 30 and peanut butter 200:

550...saving a protion as a snack for later. gonna have the other half my energy drink now & study for notary test.

Snacking while driving to massage and doing errands after it: only 150 cal, MOST. and more likely to be around 100 cal. (two candies and a bigger chocolate - but still bit size).

700 most before dinner.

bigger dinner, but not too much: Subway sandwch with extra veggies in it 300 tops, chicken sausage - last one 120, too many chips 230 hopefully not more, and jello.

650-700. excellent for dinner.

total today is def not more than 1400 = excellent. 

3-day cal average is gonna be much better...1916...that's def better...will get it into the 1800's for the week. That will be good.  I may even aim for an average in the 1700's if I can...the goal for me is to lose a couple lbs for sure this month.

Glad I stuck to my guns & have a low calorie day! !!!!!!!!!!!  It was easy because the massage was great, i had low cal options when home, and I was out of my apt all afternoon from 12:30 till around 6pm. really excellent.  It was really NICE to get a massage from someone i've known for some time, spend some time walking around an outdoor shopping center & not be at my computer at work today. REALLY NICE.  And sleeping in - and not stepping foot out of my bed till 8am - THE BEST.  I've done extra laundry and don't see myself doing any more laundry till maybe next week Wednesday instead of this weekend? - We'll see.

 

 

 

Massage was AWESOME.

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The New York State Notary Test I'm taking in 1 week from now well, Wednesday, 10/12/16.  There's a test at 9:30am and a test at 11am.  The location of the test is approximatly 45min away so I will leave my apt around 8:30 for the 9:30 test. I will probably take both of them that morning bc it's a HARD(lots of terms to memorize and it's tricky..) test and I need to pass it.  I usally don't have a problem in the least passing things - and i already FAILED this test the first time I took it around 2 months ago!  

I think it's a harder test than whatever was given 20yrs ago...but whatever the case I'll study enough this time & pass. The test can be taken as many times as a person wants and it's always every Wednesday of the month and always at 9:30am and 11am.  Lol i should be studying now!

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Going for a massage that starts at 1:30 later today. It's quite a drive away - around 45min to an hour depending on traffic! Haven't gone to this particular place for a massage probably in 1year...but i really like the therapist which is why i am going.

The actual massage is 1hr 30min (so it'll end at 3pm) and afterwards I will swing by Rite Aid drug store back by me (because i have $15 in store credit) and will be picking up a case (or two) of waters, seltzer, paper towels, and toilet paper. I may also QUICKLY swing buy a supermarket to pick up very minimal items: couple bananas, meat / protein. That's it.  I have enough in the vegetable and fruit dept to last until next week.  

I will probably be back at my apt around 4:30-5pm.  I am NOT planning on any cardio today really. Maybe a 10 min walk later tonight but i don't really need it? Not sure. I will probably take a sleeping pill tonight & be in bed early around 8pm.  

Looking to really rest up this month - and it's working so far. - because this month is a rare opportunity for me - working only 3 days every week. Towards the end of this month, I'll be on vacation in Texas...that may be a doozy lol but i'm looking forward. After that, I'll be working straight no days off all of November and December. I will have 4 sick days left to use between January thru March.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/04/2016:
Pancakes sound yummy!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/04/2016:
They had a nice consistency. And i didn't taste the egg at all.


puddles on 10/04/2016:
Sound like a great breakfast. Enjoy your day off J.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/04/2016:
It's wonderful Fran. I am so happy to be home this morning...to sleep in. And no sleeping pills since Friday night that was it.

Feeling good. <3 Enjoy your day too.


hollybelle on 10/04/2016:
Lots to look forward to! ALL Sounds great!



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