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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jan 13, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

4am Breakfast: hot water with a boilllion cube, turmeric, lemon 50

5-7am Snack at gym: thinking a shake around 300

7-8am Breakfast: egg 100, avocado 70, wrap 60, lox 50 around 300

10-11am Snack high fat yogurt and cooked cranberries 250

900 also a granola bar and coffee after the gym 200 more.

12-1pmLunch: spinach, chicken 250, potato / squash mix 150, an orange 100.

1600....

Around 6-7 Dinner: leftovers, I have a lot of tasty great veggies and protein.

Probably around 2350. But healthy.

And I did a workout this AM. Gotta get used to the gym before work :) it's better to be able to come home and have a healthy dinner :)

Sat I plan on weights. Sunday I will walk in the pool. Monday I will do weights.

puddles on 01/13/2015:
Have a great day.


skinnygrlwithin on 01/13/2015:
Keep it up!


thinkpositive on 01/13/2015:
Yes, healthy & good on the exercise.


puddles on 01/13/2015:
You sound as if your legs are not bothering you as much. Good for you.


Umpqua on 01/14/2015:
Keep up the excellent work!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jan 12, 2015
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Weight: 0.0

Good morning :)

Determined to eat lower calories (1700) today.

Healthy breakfast: hot lemon water, 2 fried eggs with half avocado on a light wrap 400.

Snack: yogurt, cranberries, peanut butter 330

Lunch: soup and an orange 350-400

Around 1100.

Dinner: will keep it light, thinking some spinach, avocado, tuna. Maybe I will mash the tuna and avocado together. Tuna salad.

G Have a good day everyone.

Monday was 2200, felt sick and low on sugar and ate a chocolate bar at 8am...

museumgirl on 01/12/2015:
Have a god day :)


skinnygrlwithin on 01/12/2015:
Food looks good to me. I have never been a big fan of mayo so I make a lot of my "salads" (egg, tuna etc) with plain yogurt instead of mayo... I think it's delicious! For tuna I just add yogurt, salt, pepper, lemon and or pickle juice and that's it!


puddles on 01/12/2015:
Your doing good. Good luck on lowering your calories today. Have a great one.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jan 11, 2015
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Weight: 0.0

Happy Sunday :)  My legs have a little pain but I am debating going to the pool to walk in the shallow end for 15-20 minutes today.  I would be good for me to start up some cardio...not ready yet.

Didn't feel like fasting all morning, so I broke the fast and ate some very high volume food choices.

7am: Snacking so I could take my medicine in AM: around 150

9am: Big Breakfast: fiber one cereal 120, bran cereal 60, almond milk, stevia 40: 220 and pretty filling.  Also big 2% Fage yogurt with cooked cranberries and stevia 200: total 420

11am brunch: chips 140, wrap with tuna and potato 210. 350.oh, and avocado 150....500...more chips 150...and almonds 150.

2pm snack: non fat greek yogurt, 3 tablespoons peanut butter. 400.

3pm chips 300...and wrap with avocado (not a good eating day...craving fat and carbs all day) 250.

2250...deciding maybe to fast until tomorrow since I've eaten a days worth of calories already and it's 3pm.

salted, roasted almonds and an orange. 300.

2550.

yeah.

puddles on 01/11/2015:
Wow your intake for breakfast is almost my total intake for all of my day yesterday. I am glad that your legs are feeling better. Wishing you a great day.


museumgirl on 01/11/2015:
Water exercise should be good for soreness? cooked cranberries sound good. I'm going to see if I have some in my freezer:) Have a good day.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jan 10, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

7am Breakfast: 550

brunch, 10:30am (wanted something more satisfying): pop chips 150, tuna and a small potato pancake on a wrap 250, total 400 :)

total so far: 950, good....will be going to the gym for weights in an hour or so.

During workout, protein shake, around 250-300.

After gym, wanted something higher sugar, fast carbs: had a white chocolate macadamia Cliff Bar: 250.

1500, good!

Dinner: will be Thai food, friend is coming over so we will pick it up!

ok...overindulged on almonds 450, had some chicken around 300, soup 150, and tons of veggies in sauce maybe 200?....and some fruit maybe...1100-1200

yeah...2600-2700, but all healthy....tomorrow is a fasting day till afternoon. too many almonds, or today would have been better, but really wanted them. it's fine, lol.

today had a wonderful workout :) of weights at the gym.

 

puddles on 01/10/2015:
I agree with you about the cravings. I want to increase my calories because yesterday as just about 600 cal. which is real low. I know why I have been feeling the way I was now I have been sneezing all day today and was probably starting some kind of bug. I will not worry about my upset stomach and my eating habit for the past few day. Glad to hear that you are feel more optimistic. Have a great day.


museumgirl on 01/10/2015:
have fun with friends and the Thai food :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jan 09, 2015
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Weight: 0.0

Might be as high as 2200 bc I had a late dinner after not eating around 7 hours so I was hungry. But it was tasty :) and mostly healthy!

Dinner: sautéed cabbage 150, sautéed mushrooms and spinach 150? (Very oily), egg and egg whites 150, 2 bars 350: 800 at least. One bar natural one bar more of the protein artificial type.

Work was pretty good. Worked from 8am till 7pm. Tomorrow is dentist, relaxing, and gym. Maybe laundry. And some good eating. It's gonna be a nice, relaxing weekend!

thinkpositive on 01/10/2015:
Have a great weekend. That is a long work day! You deserve a relaxing weekend.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jan 08, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

Good day back at work after yesterday's day off. No exercise other than abs. Around 2200-2300, good.

My mood was good too :)

2015 is gonna be a good year for me.

puddles on 01/08/2015:
Keep your spirits up and have a great evening.


museumgirl on 01/09/2015:
Happy you are in a better place. I do hope 2015 is a good year.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jan 07, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

Evening Edit: 

The dr went well. he was very calm and patient with me & all my questions. He said continue on these anti inflammatory and muscle relaxer meds for another 6 weeks when I will go back to him.  he feels I am having progress and I do agree.  it's slow, but it's there. day off was wonderful. 

I got a lot of important phone calls and finance-related paperwork sorted and questions answered. I now know I can transfer all my teacher retirement system money (must take it out or transfer it because my membership automatically ceases after not working in the field 5 years now) to my current retirement system! Wonderful. So now I can skip out on the 20% tax penalty as well as the 10%penalty for getting the money in a check direct to myself. Basically, I don't lose anything, 100% of the money stays mine instead of going to taxes and state.

How much does that save me?! Well over $1,000 dollars that will stay in my retirement fund instead of being deducted for penalty. wonderful. glad to keep all my money!  Now I just have to get all the paperwork done and choose the funds to invest my money in...will try to figure out which funds are doing the best currently...I may not really be able to figure that one out, but I do have a coworker I could ask since he has a friend as a financial planner and he told me he discussed it with the planner...

I also dealt with other medical phone calls. lots of phone time, but seemed to get done faster than usual with minimal waiting...

best of all, I did get a haircut, cut a ton off. and it feels so much healthier! lastly, I went to the gym and had a nice upper body weights workout. I am using slightly lower weights than i was up to 2.5 months ago. It feels GREAT to do be starting to recover and feeling better all over.

calories after small coffee and protein shake: 1200...

calories for dinner: around 450?

total: 1650, all healthy. good.

total cals these past 2 days: 2075. good enough. moving onwards to tomorrow!

(I still have a few vaca days remaining, to be spaced out so I can have a few more days like this one in the next few months).  On the next day I take, it'll be easier because it's during a week that a lot of people take off, President's Week in February.  I have actually scheduled both a gyno apt and my leg follow up apt on the same day. so a good use of the day. also, i'll prob get a workout in.)  in order to somehow increase my fitness and health, it's going to involve spacing vacation days out rather than using them all together. It'll also mean not truly going on vacation, aside from the summer at the beach.  Works for me.  Luckily growing up, I did get the chance to travel a bit with my family and experience some nice things.  Even as a younger adult, I did have a few great travel experiences.  Now is not the time for that.  And I am thankful I did do those things earlier.

*****************************************************************************************

Having a slight fast till after my dr. apt, or what i'd really like is to make it to Noon or later actually.  Let's see if I can reach this goal today :) I will maybe splurge on a haircut to even out the back with the front....it will also help pass time if I can get it in in the later morning!  Tonight I'll cook some veggies.

 

If I can get the haircut in, i'd come home after to eat afterwards before gym.  Planning on bran cereal and high fiber carbs, maybe some fruit.  And maybe a little coffee before gym. After gym, I would get a protein shake. Dinner will then be veggies and some kind of meat, and maybe squash as a carb. still Deciding...also I have canned pumpkin, so maybe with dinner canned pumpkin and a higher fat yogurt....decisions, decisions :) Calorie goal for today is 1400-1600 (1200 would be good, also).

Breakfast: lemon and turmeric spice blend in warm water with stevia: 50.

Big Meal at noon: soup, even broth with a bone base!, and ham/kale soup 150, then TONS of cooked cabbage with oil 500 at least probably, and yogurt with cranberry 200.

total around 900, good!

puddles on 01/07/2015:
Good luck at the Dr. today and please let us know how it goes. Your day sounds like it is well planned. Wishing you all the best.


skinnygrlwithin on 01/07/2015:
Great job on planning out your day! It always helps to keep you on track. I hope all goes well at the doctors office.


museumgirl on 01/07/2015:
Good luck at the doctor!


Umpqua on 01/07/2015:
Good plan for the day and I hope you're enjoying a day off!


thinkpositive on 01/07/2015:
Sounds like a good day.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jan 06, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

Got around 8hrs sleep but could have seriously used one more hour to make up for Sunday nights lack of it completely. Feeling a lil better but glad I am taking Wednesday fully off. My body is still sore today so tomorrow will be a great weights workout back at the gym after the dr. Sometime in the earlier afternoon! As for today, nothing planned but I will use the roller on my legs and do some stretching before work this morning. Also gonna force myself to take the gross gelatin collagen in my water this morning...will take 2x a day :( for now.

overate a little bit at dinner, but at least it was tasty. 

calories around 2500 today, but worth it.  lately I've been having a lot more salt and it almost makes me feel better??

tomorrow's plan: fasting in morning (no real breakfast). come home, eat, go to gym after dr appt. get a shake after working out and come home and cook all the nice veggies I bought. and maybe pick up some cooked chicken from supermarket. we'll see...

I had the two servings of gelatin....it is so gross I almost wanna spit it out when I drink it. smells and tastes awful!

Worked 8am-7pm..,.made more money :)

puddles on 01/06/2015:
You seem to be in a better place lately. Wishing you all the best at your Dr. tomorrow. Have a great day.


museumgirl on 01/06/2015:
Good luck at the dr. Have a good day today.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jan 05, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

food: some healthy, some not. Around 3.5 servings of chips in there (but that's because most of the grain carbs I had were from chips, not also breads.  Sometimes I prefer chips to bread or rice. wouldn't you!?

550 + 850 lunch = 1400....good :) Did abs in morning...

2250, good.

was up a lot during the night with things on my mind and also very strong winds kept waking me.  tonight I hope to get better sleep :)

I was very sore in an area where I probably lost a bit of muscle today from my workout last night. It felt great to know I worked my muscles :) but now I just have to get rid of my leg pain so I can really forge ahead with my dreams.

I have begun to take collagen. It's a pure protein powder and it smells and tastes horrible.  it's made from animal parts (bones and hoofs - I should read the label so I can tell you more...I will...). there's a lot left in the bottle and I am going to take it religiously.  it says to take some in the morning (tablespoon) and another at night. that's the recommended dose and it equals about 100 calories this way.

Collagen is perfect for the repair of joints and soft tissue. That is the problem I am having with my legs. so if i'm not up to making a bone broth soup yet (takes awhile and I need to buy the bones), I will take this collagen.  I really only want to take it once a day...but perhaps I should test it twice first? to see if it does anything? I really want to nip this leg problem a bit more....I did a pretty good job being happy today at work too...and I am going to remember that...how important it is to maintain a positive outlook.

Maintaining a positive perspective helps me :) It feels really good to feel good, you know? So like I said, I did a great job today doing that. And tomorrow I feel I will also do a good job because I am taking the next day, Wednesday, fully off: to go to the dr in morning about my legs (follow-up) and then I will work out later in the afternoon, similar to the workout I did yesterday. This way, I have an extra day recovery after not working out for almost 3 months. And that's good because I am not sure I would be ready to workout tomorrow, I think I am still going to be sore! Feels good because I know it means my muscles are growing and repairing (upper body) and also that means I should let them recover, not force another workout (lesson learned from my legs...).

anyways, 2015 started off nicely. and I am looking to keep it that way :)

I think the collagen is going to help me greatly....and anyways, I will experiment until the container is done!

museumgirl on 01/05/2015:
Have a great day! I need to do abs....if I can find them....


thinnside40 on 01/05/2015:
Happy New Year! :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jan 04, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

Just rediscovered a bottle of gelatin that I bought. It's so healthy (but smells & tastes plain awful!).  It can be added to foods, sneaked in!, and it's very healthy especially for someone like me who needs all the soft tissue repair she can get. Will be using it daily, even though it's gross stuff lol, for the next two weeks, no matter what, to see if I notice any changes in my body (and if my legs feel better after two straight weeks on it).  It's the perfect stuff for your ligaments / tendons.  If I do feel a difference, I will start incorporating this product somewhat regularly, cycling it, in my diet.

1200, I can do it :)

So glad I did my laundry yesterday because I live in an apt and today I am SURE lots of people will be getting back from vacation and doing last minute laundry before the work week! Now, I am already set and that's a task I don't have to think about. Best decision ever.  Also, I am up and relaxing, purposely, till around noon.  Then, i'll have lunch and go exercise at the gym. After that, time to pick up food for the week.  I am going to refrain from buying too many cooked veggies, cook my own again this afternoon.  But I will pick up some because they come as part of a full dish with meat for a decent deal at a nearby health food store. They give so much meat (whatever you want - chicken, sometimes mealballs, turkey, sometimes pork it always varies a ton - that the meat lasts me a full three days!) But in general, I am going to cook most of my own veggies this week....because I have the time to do it & it's cheaper :)

I don't have to pick up too much at the store: almond milk, fruit (I made a ton of cooked cranberries so maybe just a couple oranges, grapefruits), veggies - I am thinking kale and other dark greens, (I already have yogurts, wraps, peanut butter lol which I am so glad I am finishing the last of the jars I had bought months ago - of course I will replenish but this time I think slower so I don't have so much in the house at once, no reason to waste money unless it's on sale, what else do I already have - nuts and seeds (I should start the sunflower seeds and other seeds I bought before going to the store to stock up on almonds - will try to not waste more money until I finish off some things), also I have some tuna fish that I can use so as not to have to buy meat later in the week if I want, maybe I will make the easy quinoa that's been sitting around for such a long time!..

Snacking / Breakfast: 300 or so...

Snack: 250

total: 550. (if need be, I will go up to 1300-1400 today because what can I do!? I want to enjoy this day....)

tasty, fantastic lunch: egg and egg white omelette (big) with lots of sautéed cabbage inside (cabbage cooked in peanut and toasted sesame oil w/ onion & garlic)...and half a grapefruit...around 450 we'll say.

1,000 so far, good...what can I do LOL.

did a full weights workout, like I used to. I decided last minute to go to my regular gym. it felt so good (but legs still sore...) so I did get a smoothie there because I needed some endurance. I was there for 1.5 hours ;) nothing feels better and I vow to get back to my regular self in 2015 :)shake around 250.

dinner was bigger, but healthy pretty much: half avocado 150, turkey/chicken burger 250??, salad & other half the grapefruit 50, veggie chips 150: 600, fine.

1850, good.

 

puddles on 01/04/2015:
Sounds like you have a good plan in place. Have a great day.


SkinInTheGame on 01/04/2015:
You can do it Plenty - stick to your plans today!!


Umpqua on 01/05/2015:
Thanks for your comment and words of encouragement, I sure appreciated it :) Excellent plan for the week and your foods sound yummy. I hope you have a fantastic day!



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