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

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

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

3pm snacks banana and kombucha 200

4pm-5:30pm: 100 cal in candies 


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

2050. These smart ones meals suck !





- go food shopping first thing after breakfast: DONE!

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

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

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

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

chips - 3-4 bags or so.

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

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


Other plans:

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

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

- bike for 15 min?

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

i will admit i like distance walking better ;)

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

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

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

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

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

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




List of options of activities today:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

snack dark chocolate 200

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

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

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

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


1900 total


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


Today's agenda brief:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be safe, BCGG!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

choc + kombucha 130-150. 

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


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

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

4:15 pm sf Lily's chocolate 50

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

1900.. chocolates at 9pm

2050 total, great.


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

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

- dye hair red in the afternoon ????

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4pm Reece's chocolate and couple large clementines 250

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

  Ice cream and chocolate 300


Hour walk today and hour slow bike while on phone 


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

- cooked yesterday, totally not cooking today..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2020:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1800 tops ..

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


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

10am - 10 min walk outside yes 

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

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

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

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

 4-5 not too much

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

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






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

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

I love the idea of a short walk!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

breakfast 350

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

4pm Rice Krispie treat

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



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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

I def think I was exposed to it though !

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

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

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

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

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

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

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 19, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

kombucha 50

breakfast: apple cake from freezer 250, coffee 100.

snack: tbd - almonds 150

lunch: from home: i thought i had one more egg lol but it was broken and exposed in fridge for too long..salad with dressing 150, wrap 100, butter 100, pepperoni 150..500 or so huge orange 150.

Sorta pigged out back at home between 4-5pm: gummies and dried jackfruit 200, ice cream 150, chips 250..

300 protein bar / kombucha 


walied around 5mi overall today. Got out early and walked a lot on the commute home. Legs are feeling it!

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

bearcountrygg on 03/19/2020:
Aren't freezers great?

horn_of_plenty on 03/19/2020:
Oh yeah ;) of course the baked goods were better the first time around but they weren’t all that bad either :)

Donkey on 03/20/2020:
Oh boy, how are your legs feeling today? I hope your ok. Still, I bet it was wonderful walking outside, feeling alive.

Seems as though eggs are difficult to get around here lately. I'm not much of an egg person but my daughter is.

So that I'm straight, are you home today?

horn_of_plenty on 03/20/2020:
I am home as of today - Friday. I worked on Thursday but that’s it. I’ll be on vaca for a week and then unemployment for at the least 2 weeks and hopefully not too much more....

Stay well and stay at a distance from alll people including coworkers donkey !

innerpeace on 03/20/2020:
Hope your legs are too sore! I sure wish I could walk 5 miles.

horn_of_plenty on 03/20/2020:
It was overboard but that’s how I usually behave in times like these !!!! Stay welll IP!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Mar 18, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

At work for today...

kombucha (bought a TON the other day) 50

bar 260, coffee 50 

10:30 habernero almonds 100 choc 100

lunch: salad and dressing 150, 2 eggs 150, wrap 100...400

big orange 110, dried mango 140

light dinner: gummies lol 100, dried jackfruit, protein bar 20



so, we have been told that (I am in a union) we are working straight until Friday and that the company will lay most employees off to collect unemployment after Friday.  I have some unused days, so I will be laid off after those vacation/sick days run through which is a week more of full pay than most people which is good. We will then come back to work when the company decides to start the job back up in 2-4 weeks. 

so time to be home, not get sick, and be active outside when weather permits!

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

bearcountrygg on 03/18/2020:
I'm sure being home will be welcome as long as the pay keeps coming in....no travel expenses either......nothing like a paid vacation.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/18/2020:
if it lasts a couple weeks, that's fine...if it lasts a month, that could be fine....!

longer than that is sorta scary i'd say!

Donkey on 03/18/2020:
Kind of nice, I guess, except that you have to use your PTO first. So this is your vacation? Ugh...

However, the alternative is not so good either. At least you get to sleep in, now!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/19/2020:
the vacation /sick for this time year fully ends this month/next month so it's ok that i use it :) no complaints at all.

it was hard getting up today!!!

hopefully we stay healthy.

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Mar 17, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

kombucha 50

breakfast: coffee 50, bar 260..., chocolates 50. 

almonds 190 habernero almonds 

lunch is from home, not even needing the mircrowave, i packed it last minute this morning: mix of bagged salad and cooked cabbage with some dressing 100 tops, wrap 100, butter 100, 2 hard boiled eggs 150. 450

3:30pm rice krispie treat 100, later a large orange 100, more almonds 50

6:45 jello, gummy vitamins, dried jackfruit 100, gummies 100

neighbor is making corned beef and cabbage for st paddys day and i feel it's safe to take the food from her! i actually love corned beef and cabbage so i'm excited to try it when she offers it later tonight :)

small piece roast beef 100, two small potatoes 50, cabbage with butter and salt 100. 250..ice cream 250



walked a little at lunch and a little after work, doing leg workout too.  therapy was cancelled (yay lol) - she did call to check on me :).


I'm at work today. we are not sure if our office will still make the move to the other office on Friday...waiting to hear if i should pack my stuff yet...i did start to pack just my stuff. my project manager has a lot more to pack, i may help her if she wants me to when she comes tomorrow thru friday to work...

someone on the job i work on, but who works in the field and not my office, was sick with the virus and everyone has been told to go home until Friday. they are going to clean the area and take others off the job that were in contact with him. the virus is definitely in the community spread portion now.

i don't know who the person is person, but i know of him thru the office and i'm on the same project as him but like i said he's in the field doing the work and i'm in the administrative office.


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

bearcountrygg on 03/17/2020:
Well....it will be better to be out of Manhattan....but making the actual move may just be too much at the moment. Rest assured...that the decision will be made and be glad that you don't have to make it......and whatever choice they make....it will be carried out on their terms....hopefully you will only have to remove your own personal property....and they will do the rest.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/17/2020:
yes, it would be better with a shorter commute although the parking is poor there so i would still be taking a bus and train...although, yes, i'm glad i am not needing to make huge decisions right now...

stay healthy lady and good wishes to your husband as well!

bearcountrygg on 03/17/2020:
It's good that you haven't had in person contact.......More days off....that isn't all bad!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2020:
oh! everyone in the FIELD is going home till friday...but i am in the Field OFFICE...so i am not sure if this includes me yet...things may change and i may have to be off also tomorrow...not sure yet. for now, we are planning to go to work, but this may change soon.

Donkey on 03/18/2020:
Whoa that's hitting really close, at work.

Did you enjoy the corned beef and cabbage? Sometimes the beef can be tough if not cooked properly.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/18/2020:
the beef was a little tough but the taste was 100% on. i put some butter on the cabbage and salt. tasted great. her potatoes were also 100% on.

i do hear people coughing time to time and they should prob be home...like a bad cough. mostly everyone appears healthy here.

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