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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Sep 03, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

So another night without sleeping pill, but sleep was on and off again....but better than Monday night. If I took a sleeping pill last night, it would have been too late and i'd be very tired this morning. Luckily, even though I prob slept more like 6 hrs, I feel pretty awake this morning :)

PT was great, as it always is...conversation was awesome with my PT, like it always is. Flirting, like we always do.  And he brought it up, not me...he said, "when you are fully healed, we'll go out for a celebratory drink..." so....yeah...I guess I need major patience. Next time I see him is my bday this coming Wednesday. I am also going this Friday and next Friday, but he doesn't work then, so I will not see him on those days.  It's certain that we get along really well. Then again, he gets along with everyone really well. The difference is I think we understand each other on a slightly higher level.  Maybe i'm wrong. 

He specifically told me in person last night that it's not that he doesn't want to flirt (by text) or go out now (he is saying that he is interested - he's telling me he does feel the same way as me) ....but it's that he thinks it's still better if I am feeling even better first (in my ankle / left leg).  What he says DOES make sense to me....and I know I need to be patient about this.  I didn't get to say goodbye to him yesterday bc he was in the bathroom or something when I left, so I texted him and thanked him for the laughs...he wrote me back and said laughs are a must :) lol...he's a good man & understands me very well.  I would say I've been friends with him in this way for over a year...and known him a total of a year and 9 months or so....close to 2 years now. 

I do hope i'm lucky enough to possibly date him.  I guess we'd go out sometime in October assuming I get healing thru September. Lately I do feel much stronger with each week, especially after 2 weeks rest. I do notice an increase in ability to continue to put weight on the ankle and so some cardio, finally.  I did 10 min bike and 10 min elliptical last night.  And I don't feel worse this morning.  So...there's some progress, I would say...I am staying very positive about it right now.

I was actually hoping to get a drink with him around the Jewish Holiday dates in September bc I figure I have more time off and the weekend would be a good time to go out with him and all.  But he's going on vaca during those dates lol....and i'm not fully healed. I should be extremely close by the end of this month. After extra days off from work and more rest and relaxation and healing. I am looking forward to making progress...and I already am...throughout this month.

 also, I've started again to wear a "copper" long sock when I sleep...it's a long sock up to my knee and has some sort of metallic threading sewn into it.  You'd never tell...I bought them at a regular pharmacy type store - like CVS (Rite Aid)...and I bought them months ago and started to wear it only on the left leg when sleeping. maybe it'll help healing. can't hurt.

1300 after lunch, a bit too big really...too full lol...

 

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 09/03/2015:
Sounds like a date may work out after you finish PT- that's great.


Umpqua on 09/03/2015:
Good news all around on the PT. I can understand if he doesn't want to mix work and personal stuff but that's great that he made it clear he wants to see you!


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Sep 02, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

Will go to PT even though skin is not great, but better than yesterday and the day before at least...I am happy to go see him.  It makes me happy to go to PT and not go home and be lazy more...I prefer some activity after work so that's what i'll do.  I even wore a nice top just for the PT. !!! I haven't seen him for two straight weeks. :) can't wait. we've stayed in touch practically everyday though by texting of these 14 days. maybe everyday except yesterday! He's really good to me...understanding.

Early: hot lemon water and banana 150

Breakfast: coffee 50, wrap with egg and butter 200 (small)...maybe 250. so 300.

450

snack: bar

lunch: chicken, veggies, maybe pretzels...(increasing carbs right now....)

snack before PT: beef jerky, 2 plums, rest of pretzels

after PT: maybe subway again...but I think my jaw is stiff from biting that darn large sandwich after gym last night....2 days in row waking up with stiff jaw on one side of my mouth - sounds stupid as I write it - i'm sure it'll go away today - just like yesterday.

1450 before PT and actually not too hungry right now - it's 7:20 now and I'll prob get home at 7:45?

I did stop at the supermarket on the way home to pick up a chicken to keep me with some good protein for the rest of the week.

2 plums when back at home (I love them bc they are smaller than most individual fruits and stay ripe for awhile). around 100-150.

close to 10pm, had some lentil crackers 120 cal and good mix of fat / protein / carbs.

didn't wanna go to bed hungry and carbs seem to help me, as biscottibody suggested & I did already know....so....yeah.should have went to bed earlier to skip the snack, but i'm enjoying surfing the web tonight lol.

At most 1700. Proud of myself - healthy choices.

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/02/2015:
Glad to hear you're going to the PT, enjoy :)


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Sep 01, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

650 before lunch...hoping skin clears soon. probably skipping PT tomorrow just to relax not in the mood to see the guy (my PT) that I text looking really bad like I do right now...skin is the worst...worse than worst. it's the stress of last week, boss away...working by myself all day everyday...

1200 after lunch :)

1550 before gym...

Subway sandwich after gym not more than 350.

1900 at most, great.

Full weights, back, abs.

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 09/01/2015:
Hope you can find something to help your skin condition. Take care.


Umpqua on 09/02/2015:
I hope things improve for you soon. Good work at the gym!


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Aug 31, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

 anyone have any advice? I have several small whiteheads all over my face, mostly around chin / mouth area....must be hormones. so frustrating! I feel like i'm in high school...maybe if I seriously tried to eat better, I really don't know. 

i'm embarrassed to go to PT Wednesday and see my therapist, as I like him, and feel that I look so aweful....I really don't know what to do about my skin.  it's gotten progressively worse the longer I go without a vacation. i'm such a baby...

500 before lunch. my skin is a disaster more than usual.  I have so much blotchiness-whiteheads/pimples all from stress? I am supposed to go back to PT Wednesday but not looking forward to seeing him looking so bad then...it's just so bad it's not gonna go away by then....especially this week !!!

1150 cal after lunch = very good. pretty balanced lunch, but def older food...leftover veggies since late last week and chicken from Saturday night lol.

No PT today...just picking up food after work and coming home to relax.

Around 2050-2100. 20 min walk.

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

livinglight on 08/31/2015:
Do you think you might be having an allergic reaction to something?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/31/2015:
maybe too much dairy? but I don't have a lactose problem...but maybe too much dairy..


Umpqua on 08/31/2015:
^^That was my thought too, maybe a reaction? The allergens are in full effect this time of year. I hope it clears up soon for you!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/31/2015:
thanks...it's soo frustrating, never had such bad acne as a kid. hardly anything ever in high school!


livinglight on 08/31/2015:
(by the way, thanks for the comment on my post from saturday - really great to know that someone understands this! I feel so alone and kind of crazy in it, so it meant a lot to get your message... and advice! I will try that - a better emotional state will immediately mean better food too!)


biscottibody59 on 08/31/2015:
On dairy, some people just find that their skin clears up without it. Might not have anything to do with lactose intolerance, but just inflammation perhaps.

A bonus for those who suffer is elimination/lessening of the effects of hay fever/seasonal allergies.

Have a good week!


ohioraven on 08/31/2015:
The answer may be in those bags of chips.

horn_of_plenty on 08/31/2015:
Maybe you are right :)


thinkpositive on 08/31/2015:
Do you think some kind of detox program might be helpful?


Umpqua on 09/01/2015:
Based on what you've written my guess is stress/TOM causing the skin issues. Is your skin really dry? My skin changes as the weather cools (not that the weather has been cool!) and really dries out. And if I don't moisturize properly it will produce oil to counter the dryness which can cause a sudden breakout. Just a thought.


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Aug 30, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

8:45am: 2 small plums 80, leftover fried rice in a wrap 260, high fat collagen protein bar 230 ~600. And chips darn I knew I had something else to eat. Total 700.

11am, not hungry really, but had a plum 50.maybe some green tea soon.

750.

I was thinking to fast today till noon and try for 1200 cal but now I think if I can get a 1600 cal day I will be happy today....lately I want extra carbs...

1:15: 2 small plums 80, pb 200 on wrap 100,  with banana 120 sf jelly 20 = 500.

1250, followed directly by 300 cals in chips. 1550.

5:45pm: protein bar 170...then decided to eat a bit more: a type of hemp yogurt 130 mixed into warm bran 20, with some sugar free jelly 20 and peanut butter 200. total: 520 or so.

total today: 2070. works for me. my plan to all of a sudden lose a lot of weight by some 1200 cal fasting days will not be starting as of yet (today at least). it's also the week before my you-know-what by my hormones are already completely our of whack due to last week's stressful week of boss being away.  I am broken out on my face all over, more than usual. it could also be to eating badly.

It's like my body really doesn't wanna fast or be deprived of any more carbs...! Or that I can't stick to my plans, not sure, not even gonna go to the supermarket today, only gym (since I did my laundry last night) happy for this one single plan - gym. Had enough running around, that's for sure. Was invited to a Labor Day BBQ next weekend on Saturday but I doubt I'll go - I'm sorta in a rut and just want to be home mostly.

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/30/2015:
You were hungry this morning - have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/30/2015:
I was, yes, in the morning. :)


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Aug 29, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

8am Breakfast: 3 small plums around 120, almond milk with wheat bran 90. total so far: 210.

8:45am: two small 4% fat  greek yogurts 220

11am after dentist craving carbs: small banana in a light wrap 180.

610, very good...

Lollipops 100, peppers 100, jerky 100, chips 140 1050... 150 turkey jerky

1200....fruit 50

1250

250 bar high fat and some protein

1500....

Around 2100-2250.

Bringing lots of fruit and veggies to the beach and a Bai sugar free drink...

 

Today is busier than i'd like it to be. I have a dentist apt at 10:15am and then meeting my friend at 11:30 to go to the beach. We'll be there, once we get there, till around 4:30 and come back around here for dinner which we'll prob have around 6. I'll be glad when she goes home (not because I don't like her lol)  but bc I've been feeling like I need my space and just want to read and relax the rest of the weekend...mixed in with doing laundry, food shopping, a tiny bit of cleaning up, and gym. really looking forward to September (not really my bday on the 9th...usually I feel great around that time because it's right after summer & I feel thinner, but just not this year...everything's sorta outta whack, no vacation time leading up to my bday...it is what it is) but I am excited because of the 4 days off throughout the month. should be great.

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 08/29/2015:
I am taking some days off in Sept, too. Very excited about it. Enjoy your weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/30/2015:
yep, very excited. it will be the last month I have extra days off besides the federal holidays. after that, long haul till either Feb or March! hahahaha


livinglight on 08/31/2015:
Thanks for the comment on my post - really great to know that someone understands this! I feel so alone and kind of crazy in it, so it meant a lot to get your message... and advice! I will try that - a better emotional state will immediately mean better food too!

I hope the busyness eases up and you get some down time! :)


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Aug 28, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

happy fri!

540 before morning snack :)

I had a great week comparatively speaking. I did a far better job remaining calm with my boss away than I did in the past. that's all that matters. :)

770 before lunch...

1500 or so before dinner.

total today is prob around 2150-2200. decent.

and now i'm done eating for the night.

looking to go to bed majorly early.

tomorrow is crazy busy with the dentist at 10:15am and then the beach for the remainder of the day...and I mean that. i'll get home later on, around 6pm-8pm depending what we decide to do for dinner.

little crazy of a week, glad it's done.

this is one of the ONLY summers where I have totally not lost weight near the end, near my bday (it's in 1.5 weeks). I am trying again to create even a small weekly deficit but it's also due to a lack of consistency in exercise and lack of cardio. i'll make it all work though. in the end, everything works out :)

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

livinglight on 08/28/2015:
Well done :)


thinkpositive on 08/28/2015:
Glad you had a calm week.


hollybelle on 08/28/2015:
Interesting week you have had - Dad's speaking meeting, boss off - stayed calm and good stuff all around! Keep up the good stuff and have a great weekdend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/30/2015:
yes, it was a high-stress week, despite working shorter working hours. I'm glad it's over :) I have the acne to prove the stress....ready for a new month!


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Aug 27, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

Took a sleeping pill last night. So I did get a great amount of sleep, I think at least 8 hrs and probably a hair more! I did wake up slightly groggy as the pills I take, Sleepinal, work very well.  I have tried Zzzquill, but they don't work nearly as well.  Sometimes on the weekend if I wake up too early like before 6 or around 6, i'll take a Zzzquill, a single one, and be able to sleep 3 hours more.  Only bad side effect of Sleepinal is that I usually am tired thru the rest of the morning the next day.

Either way, i'm really starting to use sleeping pills to help me sleep more and it's working.  It's really the best thing for me right now.  Sleep is when the body heals and in general my body, maybe not my brain since like I said I was groggy, but my body feels better rested than it usually does.  My limbs feel lighter and not weighed down.  My ankle still feels a light weakness and tightness, but is overall feeling better. In general, I feel better.

What I probably could use is much more rest.  I know it sounds funny, because i've been sleeping better.  But really Sunday night I didn't get enough and same with Tuesday night. But really, without any long vacations and time off, I tend to get very lethargic time to time.  It could be overexercising on weights.  I was reading about it online and I think time to time I do too much at the gym with my weights routine.

Maybe tonight I should skip the gym to sleep extra again.  I could.  And actually, now I'm considering it.  I could just blow off exercise this week to opt for rest. But I should get back to the gym I think..?  I did take 3 days off.  And when I go to the gym, even my digestion improves. So i'll go back there tonight after work.  I almost don't want to go to the gym today. But I will, so that I can continue to increase my weights that I use (bigger) and not have to go down a weight size because of skipping so many sessions. I'll go tonight :)

my direct boss was off this week. and that's why i'm taking advantage of the week and leaving work earlier to come home Monday & Wednesday and just relax.  It was a smart idea for me to do this. Tuesday was busy after work. And tonight i'll go back to the gym.  Can't be lazy always, but I did have a more relaxing evening on Monday & Wednesday. I will be "relaxing" all day at work today. It'll be good to move my body tonight with upper body weights. I'm taking a physical therapy break until the first Wednesday in September.  and staying in touch with my awesome physical therapist by text until then. He's single and so sweet.

the egg on potato roll (small roll, 130 cals) with extra butter that I've been having since Monday is not really satisfying for breakfast or a snack in the morning at work.  I tend to want to eat it only 2 hours before lunch so that i'm not starving by lunch.  It's a well balanced thing to eat, in my opinion, but doesn't fill me up or stick with me...then again, lately i'm eating too much volume in my meals, especially lunch and dinner. way overboard on the vegetables. It's emotional eating. Tonight I am planning on the gym.  Also, I'll prob be eating more bars today...

6:30am: banana 120 and kombucha 80. .190.

Work breakfast: i should stick with the roll with egg and butter. 300, coffee with milk and 2 equal 50

10am work snack: I could have a healthy yogurt? or bar...230

780 before lunch...good.

 

1600 before gym. 1800 after. And chips. 1950. Still good. So I sorta made up for yesterday's 2400. I feel myself gaining weight a tad. Will try to lose weight in September. And end of August now starting on the weekend. Really gonna work towards it :)

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/27/2015:
I'm kinda on the fence about sleeping pills. Just wondering. Have you seen a doctor ?


Umpqua on 08/27/2015:
I hope you have a good workout and don't overdo it!


thinkpositive on 08/28/2015:
Sleeping pills are a mixed bag- it gives us good hours of sleep but the pay back is often feling groggy for a few hours. Glad your ankle is feeling better.


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Aug 26, 2015
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Weight: 126.2

6:30am: hot water with 2 lemons 50, extra small banana 100. 150.

Work Snack: small bar 130

10am work breakfast: roll with extra butter 200, egg 100. 300.

around 600 before lunch :) and coffee. 650.  

1300 after lunch...

1400 after snack on way home...fruit.

doing my usual overeating, especially in the evening tonight and Monday since I am not at the gym. but luckily it's mostly veggies & oil tonight, because I had planned on it and was prepared. today it was pretty balanced eating. I am def eating more than usual and even bigger meals at work too.

anyways, it's around 1950 before a bar of some sort. I had tons of veggies and slaws and oil and and dressings for dinner, at home tonight. I know why also - I am quite tired and what I really want is some relaxation / alone time. and you know what!? I get it right now :)

 

Decided to indulge 2350-2400.

Tomorrow I will watch calories. Also, I will keep cals low on the weekend. My bday is in 2 weeks. I never did lose any weight this summer but once again I was battling tendonitis. Giving myself a break but in September especially over the Jewish holidays I'll try to regroup.

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/26/2015:
Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/26/2015:
TY P :)


Umpqua on 08/26/2015:
Nice start to the day HOP!


thinkpositive on 08/26/2015:
Good healthy start.


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Aug 25, 2015
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Weight: 126.2

Work edit: my dad called and told me he's speaking at the union meeting tonight at 6pm...so that's where i'm going. Then out to eat with my dad at 7pm. no exercise, just walking 10 min to the meeting from my apt.  My dad is a guest speaker, not usually at these meetings, so I gotta go - only bc he is my dad :) otherwise, i'd prob have skipped.

Edit after meeting: my dad did an excellent job speaking :)  my friend sitting next to me complimented me on his speaking! and I thought he did a great job too.  FYI, my dad has a pretty important job in the field I work in, and is well known (just in this particular field, not to the general public).

I may skip the gym tonight and actually go to a union meeting.  If I do, I'll walk to the meeting from my apt, since i'm really close.  It's a ten minute walk both one way and going there is slightly up a very small incline at the end. It's mostly flat, yet, i'm in Queens. But, just not feeling like being up late and stuff. Needing my rest this week.  So, yeah, gonna skip the gym I think & go to the meeting...It's at 6pm and ends at 7pm.  What I really wanted to do was go to the gym - but I think I need a small break this week...but, I don't really want to go to the meeting, I should get my ass$s to the gym....not sure...conflicted.

Early breakfast at 6:15am: butternut squash souflee 120 with peanut butter 200. 320, yum.

Late Breakfast: egg on a potato hamburger bun toasted with light spray and also extra butter melted on roll. 330.

total: 650 or so and so tasty...

1200 after lunch, extra fats and balanced, sorta low on protein. lots of grilled peppers from supermarket deli...

 1400 before dinner.

Calories for the day are somewhere between 2050-2200.

exercise was a 10 min walk to the meeting.  had a healthy dinner with dad. 

tomorrow i'll still be taking a break from PT. extra night off...and then Thursday I should be revitalized a bit and ready to go back to the gym.  This week it was smart to take time off from my gym / PT activities after work.  I needed the rest.

Progress as of today: -0.2 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/25/2015:
Have a great day whatever you decide to do.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/25/2015:
Thanks Puddy.


Umpqua on 08/25/2015:
You're a good daughter and I'm sure you'll have a nice dinner with your Dad. Enjoy!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/25/2015:
Yes, it was great to catch up with my dad over dinner tonight :)


ohioraven on 08/25/2015:
Enjoy the walk in Queens.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/25/2015:
Thanks OR! I was almost late lol...so walking FAST to the meeting :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/25/2015:
Yeah, I felt my leg tensing up lol...but also I feel myself getting better & better. It's all in the mindset!


livinglight on 08/25/2015:
I'm sure he'll be so chuffed to have you there!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/25/2015:
he was very happy I went!


thinkpositive on 08/25/2015:
You must have been proud to be there when your father spoke.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/26/2015:
yes, I was! he even quoted my deceased grandfather so it all made extra sense to me because I grew up around my grandfather. I was very proud!


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