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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Oct 23, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

Even though I ate 2300 cals both Tuesday and Wednesday with huge dinners, truth is I was very tired after work and realized it on the drive home both days. I finished my dinners and had extra food on both days when what I really needed was sleep. Today will probably be better bc I got notably more sleep.

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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Oct 22, 2014
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Weight: 0.0

felt more hungry than normal today, despite having breakfast when I got to work. I had a yogurt snack, around 11...and found myself RAVENOUS at 12:30. maybe it's the fasting from the weekend screwing me up. either way, it's easier to stand on track at work anyways.

calories before lunch 750.

lunch: tons of veggies, even sautéed Chinese cabbage, and turkey: 500 or so. then chips 200.

snack: apple 100

BIG dinner: lots of veggies and turkey around 450

dessert: cooked squash with peanut butter and coconut butter 300

total: 2300.

legs hurting...thinking the ice is NO GOOD. I did order special heat wraps that I will use 4x per day on my legs. I also got a smaller one for my wrist.

puddles on 10/22/2014:
You will figure it all out eventually. Have a great evening


thinkpositive on 10/23/2014:
There are days when I am more hungry than normal. Maybe our body giving us a message. Food looks very healthy.


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
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Weight: 0.0

Calories before dinner were 1450. Dinner was def at least 800.

Counting today as 2200-2300 but it may even be more. Either way, happy. Today I skipped my morning snack and was ravenous at lunch. It was horrible. I will have to eat lunch earlier or eat a snack tomorrow.

OhioRaven on 10/22/2014:
Have yourself a snack today, HP.


museumgirl on 10/22/2014:
Yes, definitely have a snack :) Have a good day.


skinnygrlwithin on 10/22/2014:
Haha yes...better to have control when you eat rather than be starving!


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 20, 2014
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Weight: 0.0

Around 2000 cal. Maybe less. All healthy. I liked fasting on the weekend and am planning to do it this Saturday. There are benefits like cellular healing when fasting. Long periods like 36 hours. My goal is to try it. 36 hrs means eating dinner at 9pm for example, fasting all day the next day, and breaking fast the following day at 9am. I really wanna try it. It is a challenge bc u have to go to bed hungry. No exercise today bc I had to do a couple errands after work no choice. Picked up my car from repair shop and switched vehicles with my dad. By doing a 36hr fast, I can lose 1/2 lb in a week but it's really just dieting / fasting for a day. I would say its a good deal. Not sure if I will do it, but seriously contemplating it.

puddles on 10/20/2014:
Sounds good


thinkpositive on 10/20/2014:
Worth a try on the fasting.


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 19, 2014
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Weight: 0.0

So I did eat around 950-1000 calories Saturday.  (around 4am I had around 400-450 cal...before I was fully set on fasting, I had some nut butter on a wrap. and around 8/9pm I decided it was wise to eat something before bed. another 450 cal.) so yesterday I'd say was a MAJOR success.

Today is similar. I had to do an errand today - get a another new phone (thank god for apple care insurance - so phones have been free to replace!) at the mall.  The mall is around 1/2 hour away without traffic.  So I was walking a bit from the lot to the mall and inside the mall. Then I got some food for the week when I returned here. So, it was more walking than completely none outside of my apartment. Hopefully this is enough rest, not sure about that though, at all.  I actually wore supportive compression sleeves on my shins in order to walk at the mall with minimal pain. I think they did help. and strangely, I realized they sorta prevented me from overstraining my tibialis anterior ligaments / muscle (where I have the tendinitis / tendinosis problems on my shins).

Tonight is an early dinner for my dad's bday.  I will go as they are picking me up on the way there.  I plan to eat healthy...but also to eat nutritiously.  It will include a healthy fish...but I will try to eat lots of veggies (there aren't many though - it's a fish place - a Greek place in the Queens neighborhood of Astoria - known for having tons of Greek restaurants.).  The place serves a whole fish usually - or large portion with little to no veggies. They are extras, sides, and if my dad is paying - it's hard for me to order as much as I'd like to...but, I will try to get some veggies...bc I do NOT plan on eating a whole fish!

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Dinner was good with family. All very healthy just big portions. Around 1200-1300 cals.

Total deficit of approx 1600 this weekend. Good :)

museumgirl on 10/19/2014:
Hope you do feel better soon. Maybe support hose would feel good? I accidentally bought some and they really do squeeze the legs :)


OhioRaven on 10/20/2014:
HappyBirthday, HP's Dad .


Destiny65 on 10/20/2014:
Glad you enjoyed your dad and were able to share his birthday.


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 18, 2014
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Weight: 0.0

I am going to be fasting...for 48hours. Saturday through Sunday night. 1st meal Monday morning.  Gained too much weight, I can't exercise, and I feel pretty darn bad.  I have two errands to do today (a gyno appointment since I haven't been in years) and to fix my broken phone. after that I can stay home, read, etc. that's the plan. rest legs. tomorrow too.  fasting usually doesn't get my anywhere, but this is my plan this time around. So...fasting for the whole weekend...and I will lose around 1 pound of calories. I am determined to do it - last time I tried something like this I was 17 years old.  I will drink water...that's it.  People everywhere have fasted and nothing terrible has happened. So, I'm doing it this weekend & then resuming my normal eating next week. If I can manage to really fast like this, 2 days, I may try it a few more times in the months to come as a way to regulate my weight while not exercising. It is extreme because I am extreme. Since I can't do anything extreme workout-wise, I am going to find a way to lose / maintain weight while generally being healthy. (eating normally like I always do everyday except these fasting days). 

I do not feel this is an eating disorder, I feel it's a way of a cleanse. And I don't feel I am doing myself any disservice because as soon as Monday morning arrives, it's back to normal.

Please try to at least support me in doing this / or do not comment about it...I am a person who is obsessed with eating & food, compulsively so...and this is a way for me to see that I can live without it for a day or two - especially on a day off from work....I want to prove to myself that I am bigger than the food I so compulsively seek comfort and fullness and satisfaction from.  I am not going to be anorexic or fasting or binging after this 2 day fast...I am going back to normal eating.  I hope it doesn't slow my metabolism too much - I doubt it will.

...its 3:40pm Saturday and I'm already thinking of quitting and eating dinner. LOL. My family is going out for dinner for my dad's bday tomorrow...so my goal is to fast until that time - 4pm. so it's a fast until 4pm Sunday. with maybe a light meal of vegetables tonight.

I did end up having quite a bit of veggies last night, probably around 2 cups of cabbage type, one cup kale, and 1 1/2 cups cooked squash (it was some kind of Asian type, similar to acorn / pumpkin in it's color & texture).  I had bought this food on Friday after work - glad I bought so much! probably gonna do this next weekend as well (being prepared for eating something very light but filling after fasting all day).

Calories were: in the AM around 4am on Saturday I had eaten - quite a bit of nut butter and a wrap - around 400 cal. and last night, around 8 or 9pm, the veggies I would say were 200 for the cruciferous ones and for the squash around 250 approx. so total cals for the day were: 850...oh and a tablespoon of peanut butter 100...around 950-1000 cal.

 I am depressed, I am lonely. I have a broken phone that I am not going to fix tomorrow. I don't want to drive to the mall or walk around there. I need a serious break. Weeks, months. I feel I have destroyed my body and health. I don't see any way to recover. I am soooo angry more than anything that this is my unfortunate life circumstances right now.  I have no idea what to do.

OhioRaven on 10/18/2014:
Pray during the fast. Listen to your body. Keep in touch and keep us updated.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/19/2014:
thanks always :) Ohio!


museumgirl on 10/18/2014:
Good luck. I never lost weight with fasting. My metab is already slow. But it does make one feel better! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/19/2014:
yes, this is a different kinda fast. I am actually realizing it's ok...and i'll be ok for the period of the fast - as long as I know I will be eating normally at some point - as long as I am planning to eat well after. It feels amazing to do this...I never thought I could do it again. Even though I didn't fast on the Jewish holidays, I am more than delighted as I was able to do it for myself.


puddles on 10/18/2014:
Good luck on your 2 days of fasting. I totally understand being a food addict - My name is Fran and I am a food addict - It is a disease. Keep you water up.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/19/2014:
thank you for the water tip...at times you get soooo thirsty all at once...it's as if the body knows you are not getting food & it's finally certain that it's thirsty!


biscottibody59 on 10/18/2014:
There was a guy that water fasted for around 30 days on here recently.

Good Luck~

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/19/2014:
oh really!? I need to start reading everyone's journals and not just a select few...and you know what, I think I will be having much time for that later today :) and next week... and everyone night perhaps :) it would be making good use of my time on the couch!


museumgirl on 10/18/2014:
You're never destroyed...you are not at the end of the journey yet. Hang in there. Everyone here is supporting you best we can. I wish we could do more to help you right now. Please hang in there, things will get better.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/19/2014:
Listening to you :) I keep researching my injury, and it doesn't look good - I've had it so long - it just seems that my scar tissue may prevent a good recovery. praying I can turn it around - after all, I am young and healthy otherwise.


animob on 10/18/2014:
here is a little clip i thought will make you feel better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS0XiOLW_Qk

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/19/2014:
Very cute clip :) Loved the food theme!


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 17, 2014
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Weight: 126.2

my iphone isn't restoring with itunes and until i get it to work i have no phone at all!

my phone isn't working :(

calories are probably around 2000. all healthy, but dinner was massive.

no exercise.

clothes fit poorly.

i am unhappy.

my legs still hurt.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

animob on 10/17/2014:
:( hope you mood will change later for you


OhioRaven on 10/18/2014:
Yes, Keep on the Sunny Side.


thinkpositive on 10/18/2014:
Sorry you are having a frustrating day. Hope things turn around soon.


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Oct 16, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

1400 calls before dinner. Dinner: around 550 could be more. Total 1950-2000, decent. No exercise.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 10/17/2014:
Great job!


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Oct 15, 2014
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Weight: 126.2

calories were all healthy today:  lots of full fat yogurt (2 servings, one during morning snack), peanut butter, little bit of apple sauce, cooked bran, cinnamon...black tea...white rice, kale / cabbage & turkey....coconut water 2 servings, an apple...HUGE dinner of pint of heavily oiled roasted brussell sprouts, salad, cooked leaks and mushrooms, cooked spinach and leftover cooked Chinese cabbage. YES, dinner was MASSIVELY great...with a small piece of cooked Turkey (same as lunch). I have been eating more veggies at night on purpose bc I do not want to binge on anything else and bc I am not exercising. I know I have a tendency to overeat, so I am overeating on vegetables on purpose.

Calories are around 1750 today, perfect for me. No exercise besides daily routine going to and from car to work and one errand to supermarket to pick up the brussell sprouts and other veggies for the rest of the week so I can be prepared - and tomorrow the goal remains the same as today. REST my legs.  Probably next week, also.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 10/15/2014:
It all sounds soooooooo good. Have a great day.


museumgirl on 10/15/2014:
Sounds delicious!


thinkpositive on 10/16/2014:
Great idea with lots of vegetables.


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Oct 14, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

All healthy today of course. dinner was around 450, good.

Total today was 1700, good. i can't really get too much lower without feeling deprived, even if I'm not exercising.

no exercise.

i had to do a couple errands after work, but that was it. i iced my legs next door to work at the gym during lunch.

gonna try to ice 3x per day - morning, lunch, evening.

and more icing & rest on weekends.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 10/14/2014:
Take care of yourself. Have a great evening.


museumgirl on 10/14/2014:
Feel better!


Destiny65 on 10/15/2014:
Hope you feel better soon!


biscottibody59 on 10/15/2014:
Hope you're having a good day!


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