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horn_of_plenty - Sunday Nov 25, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

 Fruit raspberries and banana and pumpkin lower sugar brownie 500, kombucha 50

thai lunch white rice 300, callamari 200, sauce and veggies 200, salad / edamame 150 - all for $13!!!!!! and $16 after tip! thats a good deal in NYC! 850...and if we had done takeout, it would have been $13 thanks to the lunch deal.

before exercise muffin 250, coffee 50, other drinks 0 cal: 300, later an apple 100, tastes of corned beef 50 as i was putting some away to freeze...i'm gonna have a really tasty Winter. lucky me, wanting to cook myself has been soooo amazing and beneficial. such a turn to my self esteem too. it's been a great year and for that i am so thankful.

banana during workout 100

after workout: 400 mostly in cauliflower pizza crust. yum!

2250, will have to start managing calories again soon, but any weight gain is very minimal. and if i can continue to burn a higher amount, i'd prefer to of course eat more than less if it means i can - without gaining weight. so, we'll see!

my corned beef is Perfect!

2 day: 2225, decent....! 


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 11/25/2018:
Hope you are having a good day, HOP.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/25/2018:
perfect day!!!!!!!!!!!

BearCountryGG on 11/25/2018:
Thai food....never had that.....sounds good though. I think it is necessary to live in an area where there is a diverse group of people...because we have never lived anywhere that the more exotic restaurants were.......we only have stick to the ribs american food places here....i would love to try foods from other cultures...D...not so much...he's a steak and potato kind of guy.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/25/2018:
I'm sorry you don't have the variety by you - i know i'm really, really lucky. there's never a reason for me to be bored with food choices. tho, with all the choices, i'm glad i'm starting to cook on my own....

especially desserts as stores / companies have not come out with desserts as healthy as the recipes i have found! :)

thai in my opinion is the healthiest of all cuisines. they use a LOT of veggies.

the place by me uses a VERY lite sauce and EXTRA types of veggies and seasonings. not like chinese, surgery / syrupy sauces at all!

Thai basically uses a lot of ingredients like: Basil leaves, fresh ginger slices and garlic as well as other extremely healthy spices in their food. top notch!

graindart on 11/25/2018:
Like Bear was saying, we have mostly straight-forward american food places around here. Whenever we head off on vacation, most of my thoughts go towards all of the different "ethnic" types of food places that I can fit into the trip. The vast majority of the food that I ate on the cruise this past summer was centered around other types of food that are atypical around here. Would love to live in an area with a wider range of food type options.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/25/2018:
thai in my opinion is the healthiest of all cuisines. they use a LOT of veggies.

the place by me uses a VERY lite sauce and EXTRA types of veggies and seasonings. not like chinese, surgery / syrupy sauces at all!

Thai basically uses a lot of ingredients like: Basil leaves, fresh ginger slices and garlic as well as other extremely healthy spices in their food. top notch!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/25/2018:
it's nice to be able to try so many different foods. my mind is wide open regarding trying new things. especially new seasonings.

my parents hate Indian type food. It is sorta sad. the only reason they don't like it, in my opinion, is they don't know how to eat it and order it...Indian can be full of different sauces and creams...to mix with rice or a bread. of course i'd try to limit how much. but my parents really don't know it...and the flavors are so good! so healthy even if you order the "right" things. because indian can also been one of the most fattening foods if you order it that way...

Donkey on 11/25/2018:
Oh how lovely - I've had Thai only once or twice, and I think I got the same thing each time. When I worked in Chicago and had more diverse friends, we would go out to different neighborhoods, different ethnic restaurants. We have a very good Thai restaurant here in town, but haven't gone there yet...

Horn_of_plenty on 11/25/2018:
thai in my opinion is the healthiest of all cuisines.

they use a LOT of veggies.

the place by me uses a VERY lite sauce and EXTRA types of veggies and seasonings. not like chinese, surgery / syrupy sauces at all!

Thai basically uses a lot of ingredients like: Basil leaves, fresh ginger slices and garlic as well as other extremely healthy spices in their food. top notch!

Donkey on 11/25/2018:
It's a nice feeling to cook something delicious for oneself. Yes, you will have a tasty winter indeed!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/25/2018:
it's the best feeling :) to not really on anyone as much anymore. and to possibly save money if i keep doing it...right now it's costing a lot as i always seem to be missing stock items to have at home - like spices and other necessary items that are not on sale ever...and i'm also choosing pricey items to make, like the corned beef.

it'll be good if NONE goes to waste :) hence, the freezer :)

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Nov 24, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

7:30am Breakfast banana and raspberries 200, coconut yogurt 150, coffee 50

9:30am Atkins coconut choc covered bar 170  - 

11:30 protein bar which is a choc rice krispie treat - tasty 300...was gonna have only half, but it's good, lol...and almond milk with cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and stevia :) 30

1pm snack: wafers, supposedly only 110 cals for these 4 of them, sorta thin and very little cream inside, given to me from Columbian friend, its a Colombian snack. 

now around 1:30-2pm i'll go out sorta fast for fast errands - not gonna pick up too much today, just not in mood, although i seem to be eating tons of fruit lately so i keep finding myself low on fruit lol...ah, i should buy CRANBERRIES :) ok....i didn't see cranberries!?!?

3:30-5:30 snacks: persimmon very ripe and tasty 120, tuna and ritz crackers snack pack 130 250 :), popcorn 100, roasted veggies 150, apple 100, small rice krispie treat 50

brownie tasting 250, cauliflower crust 300

2200, decent :)

i found a corned beef brisket at supermarket, so i'll be putting that in the slow cooker tonight!


 Thankful to be home as I've been in and out of the bathroom all mornings - seriously a bad round of Time of the Month! Bad thigh pain and lower back pain and taking aspirin today. 

I have already cleaned the hamser cage and both of the balls it rolls around in...good...will be putting away laundry and washing my sheets and maybe a couple small loads, we'll see...since i just did laundry but the sheets need washing before the long week ahead and tomorrow i am busy :) 

soon to cleaners to pick up 2 items and drop off a comforter that i will store away after it's cleaned.  i don't wanna do too much since it's a pleasant day indoors!, but i should do a few errands which will make the week easier ahead. :) I'll also cook up some kinda sausage & veggies dish in the slow cooker...which reminds me, i should buy more slow cooker liner bags :) and pumpkin brownies are on the list to bake before the week ahead!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/24/2018:
Same!!! Except that every month is like this, for me...

Horn_of_plenty on 11/24/2018:
it was a bad one. with constipation and just feeling cruddy for a few days even before it came just gross. i'm almost feeling back to normal now :)

BearCountryGG on 11/24/2018:
A day at home is usually nice.....just a relaxing kick back day.....

Horn_of_plenty on 11/24/2018:
i made plans to see a movie and lunch with a friend tomorrow, so, today is also a day to get ready for the week as tomorrow is pretty planned out with her and then exercise...two nice days i guess!!!!!!!!!! today to chill and prep and tomorrow to play and exercise :)

horn_of_plenty - Friday Nov 23, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

 Slept over parents' house...


8am breakfast oatmeal 150, milk 50, dried cranberries 150, granola 200. ...550

followed up with kombucha / coffee .... 100.

2 candies 50

lunch 2 slices cheddar cheese 200, chicken 200, English muffin 150, heavier salad 250 800

1500...  ouch, higher due to nice and heavier type meals, tho tasty!

during workout - up to 2 smallish bananas 250

1750, good...

dinner: back at my apt: thinking cooked leftover veggies and a cauliflower pizza crust.


7day: 2315.


This am (10am-1pm) till early afternoon I'm doing some errands involving driving to a coworker for a little while (i went there to pick up some things i ordered from her daughter's school fundraiser and also volunteered to help her with bringing in the items for coworkers at work bc it's a lot for her to do and it doesn't bother me to help her out...i also gave her daughter the trumpet lesson i've been wanting to give and YES, i totally got her daughter playing a bit better than when the lesson started :)...so, i knew i could probably help her daughter and i happily did...then i played some Super Nintendo with her daughter LOL .... 

Additionally my mom wants me to (quickly!) clean out my old clothes so now I can take go home as quickly as I planned lol...i didn't get to really do this because i got home late from my coworker's (staying an hour extra than planned), so i came home and had lunch with parents but then just told them to take the already filled up bag of clothes and consider them all clothes i'm dumping...and that anything else hanging in the closet and my shoes will need to be sorted the next time (tho everything is old and she can, if she wanted to, dump it all and i wouldn't notice).

Parents wanted to leave the house and i don't have a key, so i was rushed to go home so i couldn't finish the cleaning, tho, it should only take up to ONE HOUR of my time to clean my entire clothes out of my room...so, whenever i do it, it won't take long...possibly even a half hour the next time i go home.

 Then my plan is get to the gym around 4pm for a good workout...just caffinating up first, while my car is parked in visitor parking...i should have parked in my spot...but i'll leave shortly and pray for no ticket / notice, etc. ...



Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 11/23/2018:
Something to be said for having all of your clothes at your place.....When I moved out I didn't have that much...so nothing got left behind other than some old outgrown toys.......and when I saw that my mom had kept the HEAD from my old doll ( the body was made of rubber that rotted over the years)...because it looked like me as a baby....I quickly removed everything and got rid of that creepy head...LOL

Donkey on 11/23/2018:
Sounds like a lovely day! And a gym workout to boot!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/25/2018:
best day....gym workouts = :)

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Nov 22, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

2 small bananas middlle of night 200

8am cold cereal 240, almond milk 30, greek yogurt with chai latte spice 140, a small brownie 100 

1:30pm lunch: pita bread 240, egg 70, tofu 100, avocado 100, smoked sea salt: 510

small banana and coffee and popcorn mostly on drive home to parents 200 

1400-1450 before dinner 

bigger dinner:

Roasted brussels and asparagus 250, chicken 200, squash 250, bread 200, soup 50, cheesecake 250 small piece , some chicken skin 50 1250

2700 total 



I woke up & did laundry around 8:30am, feel back to sleep when it was done, around 10am-1:00pm

TOok a bit over an hour to get to parents house ....I really wanted to stay home alone today bc I am feeling quite tired and cramping / PMSing but my mom wanted me to come over.  Traffic was there but luckily no accidents so it was just a high traffic drive but it was moving.  I'll sleep over since I am not in a mood to do the drive home in traffic and would rather wait until tomorrow to do it again and maybe pick up some fruit / veggies at store   


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 11/22/2018:
Are you going to your parents for dinner...or are this years plans changing because of the happy event? Congrats Auntie!!

horn_of_plenty on 11/22/2018:
I wanted to be home alone but my mom really wanted me to come over to eat with her and my dad so I went :)

Donkey on 11/22/2018:
Happy Thanksgiving!!! Yes, I was kind of wanting to know if you were going to your folks, or maybe having a dinner with friends... (I admit I was afraid to ask... I don't know why.)

One year, I spent Thanksgiving alone. I just needed a break from everything and everyone. That can be nice too.

horn_of_plenty on 11/22/2018:
Trust me I don't think you'll ever ask a bad question !

I did want to be alone today but my mom really wanted me to come over so I did eventually drive over :)

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Nov 21, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Kombucha 50

whipped cream 120, 2 smallish pumpkin brownies 200, coffee 80.

atkins coconut chocolate covered bar 170, and a small biscotti 80? 250.

LOADS of my nice cabbage 200 and meat 300...a wrap 150

lg apple 150

salad greens 150 with dressing 100, steelhead fish 250, sweet potato 200, blueberries rfor dessert 100

left work at 2:30pm; went to hospital with dad to see baby :) everyone doing well :)

2300 or so.

5day 2200, fine.

and some walking during the day :)

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/21/2018:
Congratulations Auntie!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/21/2018:
awww ty Donkey :) baby's cute and i held him. Mommy and Daddy were in happy mood and Grandpa enjoyed it all :)

graindart on 11/21/2018:
Happy to hear you went to the hospital.

Been eating my share of fish lately too. Mostly cod, with some salmon / clams / crab on occasion.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/22/2018:
i'm planning to start eating red meat / fish more often :)

legcramps on 11/22/2018:
Well wishes on the new addition :) and glad you were able to make it to the hospital to check him out!

horn_of_plenty on 11/22/2018:
Thank you Legs !

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Nov 20, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

kombucha 60

breakfast: 2 small pumpkin brownies 200, whipped cream 120, coffee 50, chocolate 100

Noon snack: almonds salt and vinegar :) 100 and part of a bar i almost forgot 100

Lunch: my own brisket not too big a piece 200?, cabbage lots and some cooked carrot too 200,, crackers 120, small tastes of cupcake from fancy dessert place brought in by coworker 80. 600 :)

Snack: almonds

before workout raspberries 120, coffee 80, coconut office treat i brought home 150. 350, peanut butter during workout 100....workout was broken up bc phone calls  lasting over half hour..maybe closer to hour? so i ended up hungry and eating a little more..Reese's peanut butter cup 90

After workout: the rest of the cauliflower crust that i didn't eat during the workout lol. 300 


2175 4-day :)

update: not going to hospital so I will do a workout after work tonight 

Planning to do an evening workout tonight, despite being able to do it tomorrow, i'd rather do it tonight....then again i may be i hospital.


My sister has been admitted to hospital....to be given hormones to induce labor (since she is like a week past the due date)...so she'll prob give birth today. my parents are keeping me in the loop. I work in midtown Manhattan and I believe the hospital is Uptown Manhattan...it would be good to go there during the workday...as i'm already in NYC, better than going home and coming back which would defeat all logic...so, i think 90% if i go to hospital, it'll be sometime during today, straight from work, taking of course public transportation.


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 11/20/2018:
Hugs. Prayers and love in you and yours health, happiness, and joy!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/20/2018:
how kind!!!! <3 <3 <3

Donkey on 11/21/2018:
I was 2 weeks overdue with both kids. Given hormones to induce labor. Ended up having c-sections with both. Probably just as well, since my son was just under 10 pounds, and my daughter was over 10 pounds. OUCH.

horn_of_plenty on 11/21/2018:
wowwww...those are huge babies to come outta you, maybe another reason for the c-section.

she delivered hers naturally, in only 15 min of pushing.

Donkey on 11/21/2018:
You're going to be an aunt soon - if not already!

horn_of_plenty on 11/21/2018:
the baby i got a photo and he's very very cute.

6 lbs and 12 ounces.

we are mostly small people :) in my family :)

horn_of_plenty - Monday Nov 19, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

kombucha 50

breakfast: brownies pumpkin style 250, whipped cream 120, coffee  50..,

bar later as a snack 170 coconut chocolate atkins

Lunch: from home beef brisket cooked by me!!!!!!! 250 cal tops, veggies (mostly cabbage, some carrot) 200. and crackers 150. 600, healthy. 

2 clementines 50, nuts 150. 200, m&m's 50

dinner tofu and cauliflower crust 500

2000 total

2133 3 day weight dropped a hair so maintenances is very good 

 so much gas today...grrrr. body is off.


Yesterday was sooo strange starting around 3pm with a very unexpected female friend visitor that ended up shopwing up at my apt by Uber (she lives half hour away, doesn't have a car at the moment)...so she doesn't have a car. I had just showered and had a second wind...ready to head out to the gym after almost a month of home workouts away from my fave place - the gym! She came along, but her attention / workout didn't last to the length of mine, as i expected as my gym workouts are rather LONG.  I stopped my workout early when she asked me to take her home, 30 minutes away from the gym I drove her home...still having a workout that i thought i'd finish when i got back to my apt....but....this didn't even happen...!..it was a very disrupted, sorta annoying night (but not the worst)...and a lesson learned...to think about how i reply to a text from ANYONE when they write "where are you, what are you up to..." and to make sure i'm clear i do not accept "drop ins" or people showing up at my place expecting me to just go to a bar when i may have plans myself! 

I ended up having to drive her home around 7pm and then I drove back to gym to pick up the keys she forgot there! but i also finsihed my workout at the gym before i drove the keys back to her, at 8pm...getting to her home around 8:30 for the second time...and then she wasn't there to accept the keys...i left them basically in her mailbox as i am BUSY and was just spending 1.5hrs of my evening driving around for HER, unexpectedly and also with severe interruptions to what i thought would be an "epic" sunday workout, lol...but, really!


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 11/19/2018:
What a good fried you were.

horn_of_plenty on 11/19/2018:
i guess so... :) decent, anyways.

graindart on 11/19/2018:
Have this one "friend" that this kind of reminded me of. We were friends in high school (20+ years ago) and see each other once or twice per year as he lives in another state. He never calls / texts more than 20 minutes ahead of time. In fact he usually just shows up at my door with no warning. I don't know what's going through his head. He just shows up and expects me to drop everything and entertain him. Like I don't have a life, family, plans, etc. Like I'm just sitting at home for 6 months at a time, waiting for him to show up so that I can do something for a couple hours. It's soooooo frustrating!

And when he's called ahead of time, it's usually because something's broken down or he's in need of some type of assistance (needs rides to / from parts stores, etc).

I'm not the only one he does it to either. We have a mutual friend that lives here that he does the same thing to also. Once he even tracked them down to a remote lake where they were ice fishing and just showed up (not invited) - all based on Facebook posts.

I shouldn't have read your entry today, now I'm all worked-up for no reason.....

horn_of_plenty on 11/19/2018:
....yes, your story has me worked up for you! ....that guy is nuts, man!!!!!!!!!!! showing up based on facebook posts....ahhhh, scary!

Donkey on 11/20/2018:
Oh my what a saga with your drop-in friend... Who does that???

I hope your tummy problems resolve themselves. That's no fun.

horn_of_plenty on 11/20/2018:
she was having boyfriend troubles and also didn't seem to want to be home...very weird....tho, it's a lot of drama that i am not in a good place to be able to take on...i am literally running from drama lol...another weird occurance happened to me yesterday with a guy! long time not hearing anything, he reaches out with a long note on facebook how he feels so hallow without a relationship with me (that in my mind never had, i considered him a just a Canadian friend with benefits that i visited 2x and he visited me 1x in 7 years of knowing each other)...he feels hallow without me in his life...tho....i was never really fully in it. i had to explain how wanting different things and not communicating with each other led to this scenario. and that he should trust he has the confidence to move on and date other women...he blamed our "relationship" on his inability to date women now....like really!?

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Nov 18, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Grazing on fruit later at night and in morning 2 bananas and  also raspberries very 360 

8am oatmeal and almond milk 180, small brownie 100, whipped cream 150 430. and a ton of seasoning from the mushroom packet my coworker gave me...amazing. and stevia.

9:30am snack: coconut choc bar 170

12:30 after 2 hr nap: egg and egg white 100, most of half avocado 100, pita 120. 320, blackberries 50, some caffeine and bite of chocolate 

...Snacking afternoon rest of the pita 120. 

At gym another banana and a bigger one 2 of them due to lots of issues to write about later or another time - unexpected visitor and did lots of sriving 

1750 before dinner 



Because of the short week, i'm skipping out on Laundry this weekend...and going to workout at the gym today for a long session instead...Laundry can seriously wait...or, i'll just do some of it later on but not bed sheets...either way. Looking to simplify things & actually make it to the gym for a workout there this weekend. Haven't been there in a LONG time...maybe Oct 21st was my last time...would be a good challenge to work out there today instead of at home.


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/18/2018:
I'm so excited for a short week!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/18/2018:
oh, me too!!!!! so happy about it.

bc my sister (tho not close with her) is pregnant and was due to give birth and hasn't yet i am thinking my family may not do anything at all for Thanksgiving. my parents will be involved but i'm staying out of some of it. she even told me i "don't need to be at the hospital" so i've decided to consider that to be "do not go to the hospital."

I am very thankful for the extra days off.

BearCountryGG on 11/18/2018:
Napping going on around here today too.

horn_of_plenty on 11/19/2018:
yes, naps were good...loving the extra sleep / change in my schedule for the weekend!

Donkey on 11/18/2018:
I agree with your assessment regarding your sister. Just let her be...

horn_of_plenty on 11/18/2018:
I'm starting to regret not gojng so I told my parents to keep me in loop

Donkey on 11/19/2018:
^^^ That's OK - and I do not think it hurts anyone to be kept in the loop at least.

horn_of_plenty on 11/19/2018:
yes :) thank you Jdonk...i'd hate her to remember how her sister failed to show up to the first baby's birth at the hospital...i'll decide a bit based on convenience of getting to the hospital, not sure which one, but it's in the city, uptown, i work midtown...so, should be easy if i'm in city for work to go after...if i get this kinda luck it'd be good...

graindart on 11/19/2018:
Was thinking I should keep my mouth shut on the subject, but decided to share my opinion anyway. If it was me, I'd get a card and go to the hospital to see the baby. (I'm not a "card" type person, but it's a memento that might end up in the baby's birth photo album.)

Even with ill feelings with your sister, birth of a new baby is a special event that will always be remembered. Reasoning for showing up / not showing up will be forgotten by everyone else, but whether or not someone shows up will be remembered by all.

Plus, it's a newborn baby! You get to hold a brand new baby, enjoy it's precious innocence, and then hand it back when it starts crying or needs something.

Again, just my opinion on what I'd do. Not trying to tell you what to do.

horn_of_plenty on 11/19/2018:
no, you are right...and i'm going to make the effort to go...hopefully i can leave work early (either tomorrow or the next day she would be having it, it seems)

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Nov 17, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Strawberries  200, spiced (added a special spice packet given to me by coworker and it's really nice) unsweetened almond milk and blended it with small amount stevia 50...250, small pumpkin brownie 130 sooo darn good!

small croissant 200, Bellini 200, 2 coffees 100, healthy egg whites omelette 200 800 tops....oh salad with dressing 150

snack free at butcher shop! Tastes of eggplant dip 50 and pulled pork quite a bit 150

Dinner bought at butcher shop: 3 marinated portabella mushrooms 300, brocc raab sauteed 200

dessert: small pumpkin brownie, greek yogurt 2%, stevia chai latte flavor 250

2300 :)



it's a friend's bday brunch at 11:30 and around 20-30min drive....Brunch menu isn't great for health conscious ...but i did find something outstanding on the Lunch menu.. 

Regarding that powder to mix into a drink, above, i am not going to buy it...it's expensive and i am not going to start with it. tho, they would be so tasty in OATMEAL!...but it's a spice blend and very expensive. it's like powdered special mushrooms mixed with cocoa, and i'm not about to spend $30 and maybe $50 after taxes and shipping on it right now. i buy enough products as it is ;)

On my menu for the crockpot cooking today will be CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE. after brunch, i'll pick up the beef! I 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

graindart on 11/17/2018:
Have been seeing the various milk substitutes for years, but have never tried any of them until a couple weeks ago. Bought some vanilla unsweetened almond milk. Tastes ok and has 1/2 the calories of the milk we normally buy. Just drinking it straight, I'd prefer the cow milk. If the kids flavor it (chocolate / strawberry), I doubt they could tell the difference. Also I'm guessing it would be hard to tell the difference when used in cereal. Doubt we'll buy it again anytime soon since it costs more and the wife / girls don't need to watch their calorie intake. I rarely drink milk, so it would be of little help for me.

Brunch always screams "Eggs Benedict" with a side of hashbrowns to me. I'm sure there's a way to eat small portions of it and / or make it healthier, but I'd guess the way I like it would be 1500+ calories.

horn_of_plenty on 11/18/2018:
In my coffee I always do regular milk Bc I like the taste.

But making oatmeal of if I have "milk" and cookies or a protein bar or my brownies, the glass will be filled with 30 cal almond milk and sweetened with my liquid stevia and maybe added cinnamon. Even two cups of unsweetened almond milk is a combined 60 cal and half of a cup of milk !

I got lucky with the egg whites :) they weren't even greasy and had nice mushroom and spinach :)

BearCountryGG on 11/17/2018:
One thing about a brunch...there is usually some fruit and veg there.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/17/2018:
NO FRUIT on menu...yes veggies :)

Donkey on 11/17/2018:
Your whole building will be envious of the corned beef! :)

horn_of_plenty on 11/18/2018:
I couldn't find a corned beef brisket so I cooked a regular beef brisket without it being brined. We shall see .....! So now it's brisket and cabbage

horn_of_plenty on 11/18/2018:
Butcher didn't have it corned and supermarket either - so I got a regular brisket and we shall see thevflavor it takes on... i hope it will be ok to eat this week! Smells ok!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Nov 16, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Kombucha 50

bone broth awesome type of bar flavored peanut butter / choc chip really good, trying for the 1st time. 250, coffee 50. 

Mid Morning: 1/2 avocado 160, wrap 90, egg 100. 350....didn't finish it. almonds 50

Lunch: will be buying it out...buffet and extra veggies. . looking towards a BIG VOLUME lunch. Turkey light and dark larger serving 200-250, roasted brussel sprouts, tomato and cucumber salad 550, coffee 50

almonds 50

dinner: dark meat turkey small amount 100?and veggies 150, 2 egg whites 50, cauliflower pizza crust has a little cheese in it and is VERY satisfying - i just microwavedit from the fridge and it was a little different concistancy from when i bakethem but still great! 300 600-650; seltzer with stevia ...later a pumpkin brownie 150

2200 :)


After Work Plan: maybe walk home a little bit - yes did the full 3+ miles

if the snow has melted on the sidewalks a bit more. 


Tomorrow, i'm going to a brunch...after i'll come home get laundry done. hang around my apt, cook some things.


Sunday's plan is a major weights workout at the gym, but thinking MAYBE to go Saturday night instead....and do laundry Sunday


My sister is due to have a baby any day now but we aren't close. I didn't get the shot - i thnk for Whooping Cough - to be able to be around a baby.

In the past i have group phone texted / messaged her and my parents to stay in communicatoin and send photos - and she had said that the texts were too much and to stop...she pushes me away by being a retard!

My sister and I arent' friends on facebook and the reason we aren't friends on facebook is i'd post things and she'd tell my parents and make them upset at me. then, she didn't wish me a happy bday on there. i also invited her to celebrate my bday - a facebook invite, and she didn't reply either way yes or no to that facebook invite in September. And, she mentioned around this time that "facebook is not real life." therefore, i told her if this is her belief, i cannot be friends with her there! :) i'm actually happier now about it!

So, the ball is in her court when she wants to invite me to see the baby...but i will not push at all. i've got my own life, busy life. and she making me a far priority is now how i regard her. low priority.

i'm uninterested in goign out of my way to appeal to her to see the baby or visit...she needs to make the offer to me...totally out of trying to be in touch with my sister. my dad accepts this 100% with me.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/16/2018:
Buffets are the best for loading up on well prepared vegetables!!!

horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2018:
uh huh!!!! and in the NYC, they are abundant! cannot wait - i left eh remains of the chicken soup at home on purpose, i'll eat it Saturday.

BearCountryGG on 11/16/2018:
We got a really big snow here and it's still coming down...roads are icy and I have to say as long as I can stay inside...that it is beautiful!

horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2018:
i love to be inside too. out of the mess :) i'm such a homebody.

legcramps on 11/16/2018:
My cousin and her sister are on the outs as well; totally understand if you need to distance yourself because she's toxic to you in some form. Just because they're family doesn't mean they're healthy for you!

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