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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jul 22, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 131.0

i am  pleased to say that my weight is still 131 as of this morning and not higher. exercise pays off...as well as watching calories after last weekend's binge.

breakfast at home/car: yogurt 100, rice cakes 120, protein shake 260, iced coffee 50: close to 550.

snacks: 100: almonds. 2 candies 50 more. 150 total here.

lunch: big orange 100, sandwich sorta big on whole wheat roll 200, turkey 50, egg 100, chips 250: 700.

snack: protein shake, rest of those chips from lunch: 100.

light meal at 6pm: salad, greek yogurt 150.

total: 1650 nicer.

excited to be going out to the bar tonight ;-) staying out late. and doing whatever the freak i want to. yeah.

ice cream/yogurt after the bar: 700.

drinks:  4 drinks, maybe around 600 as well.

total: 2850. happy with this.

exercise; some walking/dancing at the bar. it's 4am goodnight.


Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jul 21, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 131.0

wow, it's now midnight. i can't sleep, for the past TWO weeks, i've been up late practically every night....but,

i am still doing nicely this summer on weightloss! :-D

I have recovered from Saturday's night and last Friday night's eating craziness. I am feeling so much better and excited as well, for the weekend! I plan to be at the beach and also, more importantly, meet up with this guy I have known for awhile, not well, but that I went on a couple dates with years ago.  We plan to meet up Friday evening. It may just be for fun...not serious dating. and this is really where i am at now, anyways. I don't want anything serious in my life right now...updates to come...if all works out well, of course!

food: breakfast: 350

snacks: 250

lunch: 600.

snacks: 200

dinner: 450.

total: 1850. perfect.

exercise: 3 mi.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/22/2011:
I am looking forward to the weekend, too. Keep us posted on yours!

thinkpositive on 07/22/2011:
Always good to be feeling better about eating. Have fun with your guy friend.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jul 20, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 131.0

3am waking up hungry: 200 cal: frozen kefir half cup and some tofu on a rice cake. water.

5:30am breakfast: plum, yogurt: 200.

late breakfast: 350.

snack: almonds? 200. and candy, still 200.

lunch: 600. 450

snack: 250


dinner: salad 100, rice cakes/tofu 280, ice cream :-)too much ice cream, but sooooooo goooooood! ice cream - 550. total dinner: around 950...blah, blah.

total: 2600 - not so terrible. i did 2 hours of exercise: bike and weights. so I like this total, i'm happy with this total. this is my day.  the ice cream was fantastic.


Plan for tomorrow: breakfast: yogurts 200

late breakfast: iced coffee?? protein bar and coffee? 250?

snack: almonds? 200

lunch: fruit and sandwich and coffee? 500.



Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 07/20/2011:
Waking up hungry is no fun. More protein?

sweetpea1977 on 07/21/2011:
I am awake at 230 because of intense hunger. Im hoping my small snack will help me fall to sleep! I dont know how Im going to function on 4 hours of sleep after such a long Wednesday!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jul 19, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 131.0

let's just say, there was a power failure last night...i accidentally didn't set my battery alarm clock...i slept in, missed the first hour of work...sorta caught up on some sleep though haha...and, well, yeah.

no exercise today either. i am POOPED.

calories: luckily 1700. yeah, good.

goodnight ladies.

calorie avg: TEN day calorie average (average over these past 10 consecutive days) is 2365. not bad, huh? no, it's not. :-)

with that average, my goal is to keep the calories burning. and to start exercising again tomorrow. i needed these two days off. i'm quite exhausted, didn't have the time, need the sleep, and need to accomplish some other stuff. goodnight ladies.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jul 18, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 131.0

ah, so my weight is up. the scale said 135 this morning...

breakfast: frozen kefir: 300.

i am not handling my stress well at all.

2300 cal.

no exercise, no time at all today unless i want to go to bed late.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/18/2011:
Have a good one,HOP!

tangalyn on 07/18/2011:
itll go back down soon, dont worry too much.. have a great day!!

loveray on 07/18/2011:
frozen kefir! great idea. xo

legcramps on 07/18/2011:
Have a good day HoP :)

V on 07/18/2011:
Have a good evening :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jul 17, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 131.0

i wish i could undo my binging on friday night and all of Saturday. :-( I made the worst decision to overeat so much.  I know that those days have passed, but my mind is left upset over my poor decisions and it's hard for me to just let it go.


breakfast: ice cream 360.

calories: maybe around 2200. not sure. happy with this.

will try to eat well these next few days to lose the 4,000 calories extra that I gained from the extra foods I ate this weekend. 4,000 is definitely a lot of calories to get rid of. gonna take some extra care in what I am eating and to be careful of not overeating again this week...

exercise; walking along the beach for an hour of so. a good day.


Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 07/17/2011:
hope u have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jul 16, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 131.0

breakfast: huge banana. 150., ice cream, pretzels. 510. breakfast of champions!

snack: rice cake 60, and grapes, plain greek yogurt with an added chocolate stevia sugar free flavor that i put in: 350 total.

snack: ice cream 250.

2pm lunch: sandwich wrap 200 with lots of cheese 200 and turkey deli meat 150: 550.

1660...huge binge after lunch as well. hmm, not a good day today. i can't say what i did was a good thing,  at all. yesterday, i may not have been upset for binging, but adding today also was not a good idea at all....

total calories for today will be around 5000...big dinner as well - mcdonalds happy meal and some ice cream.

total combinded extra calories above normal for yesterday + today = around 4000. it should take about a week to lose the one pound or so that  i gained over only two days. kinda sucky, right?

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Just42day on 07/16/2011:
I adore your b'fast!

geevee on 07/16/2011:
Reminds me of one of my evening students who left class early one night to stop by Farm Stores for ice cream. I asked him why, and he said that neither he, his wife or son liked milk and they were concerned about getting enough calcium so for years they've been eating a bowl of ice cream for breakfast every morning. I'd eat it any time!

tbell1389 on 07/16/2011:
the best thing is to stay focused. okay so you had one bad day. dont beat yourself up over it, it happens to all of us. now that you got it out of your system you can get right back on track!! just amp up your water and try to do a little more physical activity and that pound will be gone before you know it :)

tangalyn on 07/16/2011:
ah yes u said it best... it sooo sucks and is so unfair that it takes weeks to undo what we do in one or 2 days :( hope u have a good one!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jul 15, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 131.0

wow. i rushed out of the house today, bc i started work at 7am...and worked till 6:30pm. that's a long a$$ day!

anyways, i plan to get some sleep/sleep in tomorrow.

i did binge after the gym when i got home on very rich ben and jerry's flavors ice cream and granola and milk and even cake. it was all here. i am not upset by it.

total calories today: 3400. was worth it.

exercise: gym 2 hrs weights.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

shaunnac on 07/15/2011:
yay for sleeping in!!! have a better day tomorrow

hollybelle on 07/15/2011:
YAY! Some how a "binge" isn't regretable when it is by choice. It's those times we don't feel capable choosing that make us feel bad. I love Ben and Jerry's or any really good ice cream. Enjoy your snooze in tomorrow!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jul 14, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 131.0

last night, i was typing on here quite a bit (the entry below) just trying to smooth over some thoughts in my head...i'm a little overwhelmed lately - with my feelings/desires.

breakfast: 250: fiber one and milk.

snack: almonds 150

lunch: nice and satisfying (but also gas producing especially after that darn fiber one!!! yuck!)...for some reason my body does not  fibrous foods like it used to anymore!.  anyways, lunch was chips 200, and microwave lean cuisine butternut squash ravioli 350.a couple nuts.  total:600 or so. yay.

snacks/dinner: amy's pita chips 200, fiber plus bar 120, protein shake 100, cucumber and rice vinegar 100, brown rice crackers 80: 600. good. filling!

total: 1600. good. if i only ate 1200 or something like that i'd not be satisfied. this is a good amount.

no exercise. i must get to bed, last night i did not go to bed early. i got back from the gym and was chatting online with someone i used to like a lot, a guy :-) i didn't wanna stop to go to sleep after just getting in touch with him after 3 years. tonight i'll be in bed.

tomorrow, i start work at 7am, instead of 8am. wow. i got out of work at 7pm tonight. whew.


Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/14/2011:
Hope you got some sleep and no power outages last night! I'm glad you got your thoughts and feelings out last night - I like what V said below. It's very tempting, indeed, to focus on food, fitness, weight, etc. (and to be clear - we DO need to pay attention to and take care of our health to the best of our abilities). I so totally understand the need for AT LEAST one thing to be going well in our lives and sometimes the only thing we have control over is - for the most part - our bodies. But I bleive that control is ultimately in the hands our Creator, God almighty. He intends for us to be in a relationship with Him and He uses all matters and circumstances in our lives for His purpose - His purpose is to draw us to him, so that we can truly have abundant life. You know I don't mean to sound like I'm spitting out a sermon, but these are my thoughts this morning. Life is weird and wonderful. Don't listen to what the world says you should want or have or be by this stage of your life - the world lies. I always get in trouble (in my head, with my body or "otherwise") when I get to far away from my core beliefs and try to "take matters" into my own hands. Go forth in faith, love and peace today, HOP! God bless you!

Umpqua on 07/14/2011:
I'm happy the scale moved for you, and V and Holly have made some good comments here. I know you struggle and happiness is not easy to come by, it really takes work to reach within yourself and find some peace. At yoga this week, the instructor told us to think of just one happy thought, something that makes us smile and fills us with light. And then as we emptied our minds we slowly let that light overtake our bodies and push out the stress and worries of the day. It sounds hokey but it works, it's a good exercise for the mind and makes my whole body feel better. I really hope you will find some peace HOP!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jul 13, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

fingers crossed, let me be skinny tomorrow. let it happen for me. let me reach my goals this summer, please, let this good thing happen for me if nothing else. i am desperate for it, i cannot go on without having met a single goal. if nothing else, let me be thin. let me be muscular. let me reach that goal. let me be sexy. let me be able to reveal it. i need this. i need to meet someone important in my life. i am so done with everything else right now. it's summer. i just want to live. i want to be free. i don't want to study. i don't want to learn. i don't want to improve so much career-wise. i want fun. i'm 28, soon to turn 29 early September. I'm not ready for that at all. 28 sounds much better. I'm not ready to be at the end of my 20's. i haven't lived enough, experimented enough, and so on. I have to make this time for me. i'm greedy. i'll admit it fully. I have got to be sexy for myself if nothing else.


when i weigh myself tomorrow, i WILL see something low...i KNOW it. I plan to see below 132....BELOW 132...it's gonna happen. and by month's end, I WILL BE IN THE 120's....FIRST TIME IN....let me check......!

I BELIEVE, although i could have skipped through my entries too fast, but I BELIEVE the last time i was in the 120s was SEPTEMBER 2008. that's approximately THREE YEARS AGO! nice job, jackie! haha. I'm SOOOO HAPPY in terms of the weight. hey, if i'm not happy with my job, might as well find some things to be happy about: weight, body, exercise. obsessed? maybe. do i like it this way? right now, yes.

did not have a restful night. woke up several times because of a power failure and the men fixing it outside around midnight. they were having major troubles with their ladder for like at least 20 minutes....anyways, at some point, i'll catch up on sleep. maybe tonight, maybe not.

breakfast: 200

snack: nutter butters 250 and a candy.

lunch: amy's really tasty veggie burger on thick ends of bread, chips, coffee: 600. just what i needed!!!

snack: protein drink, bran crackers, monster energy drink 150.

snack: celery and grapes 40.

3 almonds - nuts. 40

tsf approx.1300.

dinner: tofu on wheat crackers. 200.

total 1500. pretty perfect if you ask me. can't get any better, actually.


Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Just42day on 07/13/2011:
Hope you catch up on sleep - tonight!

V on 07/13/2011:
I hope you get caught up with some well needed rest, 2 nights in a row, i am sure you must be exhausted :(

thinkpositive on 07/13/2011:
Nothing worse for the day than being tired .

V on 07/13/2011:
Unless you feel good inside, the number on the scale will not matter..Just speaking from the heart, it has taken me quite a long way to realize this...I hope you can stop chasing the number and focus on loving yourself...

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