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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Feb 01, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

for my own info: 200 cal deficit so far this week. :-) yay!


i wan't to tell my boss that i want to leave at 4:30pm...that's my real hours....but usually that's unheard of...........

breakfast: yogurts and cooked cranberries 300

snack: bar, 300, no fiber or sugar alcohols...

lunch: will probably be chips & bagel my stomach is bothering me.

snack: veggies cooked and raw, drink

dinner: something similiiar to either breakfast, lunch, or a bar.


fully exhausted, depressed and upset. yesterday and today mark ONE YEAR at my job, which i have because of connections, which is too many hours for my health and i plain hate the job. I feel like i have nothing to show, no accomplishments. I'm very upset.

calories: 1850...that is a perfect amount. good even for weightloss.

exercise: 4 mi, i ran 3.5 mi straight.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

WII on 02/01/2012:
All you can do is ask and all he can say is either yes or no! I say go for it! Have a lovely day!

hollybelle on 02/01/2012:
What are you doing at work these days - not leaving on time - sounds like the insurance industry-hahaha--oh wait-that's my field. Anyway, seriously, when that has repeatedly happened to me, I usually try to mention early in the day what I have to do after I leave work and that I will need to leave by the appointed time. That way it is not in a crunch situation/at the last minute, etc. Smoother transition out the door and less awkward. Now that said, it pay to be willing to work late "sometimes", but not to the point one feels taken advantage of if you are salaried employee. Good luck!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jan 31, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

breakfast 450

snack: 230


lunch: 450?


snack: 150?

dinner: ?

1900 calories.overwhelmed and exhausted. i have not been sleeping enough. can't help it.

 exercise: finally good. weights full routine but fast. cardio one hour.

horrible gas = especially when i am not sleeping and i'm eating at all hours. i can help it, but it seems i also can't because i need to eat those foods to feel content and satisfied and not binge...

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Em17 on 01/31/2012:
Have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jan 30, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

8am breakfast: oatmeal 200 + big protein bar 330; 530

snack: protein bar.

lunch: veggies, tofu, pita....and i keep eating a big amount of whatever cooked veggies/meats that the boss brings...which ups my total for lunch. for instance, today i also had a spinach/chicken hearty stew. my calories were around 800 for lunch, instead of 400. not necessarily so bad, but i can't lose weight this way!

snack: tomatoes, apple, diet drinks, bread, rest of tofu and veggies from lunch.

dinner: granola bar, healthier protein bar. was late, 10:30pm.

2200 cal, great.

weird day of LOTS of sitting/driving. finally, i did some bicep curls and pushups and 30 min of cardio. some walking some jogging. not much on the exercise front, but i did it. i ended up getting home ater 11pm tonight. tomorrow i start work at 7am....oh boy!!!

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Em17 on 01/30/2012:
Have a great day!

supercheese on 01/30/2012:
Have a great day!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jan 29, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

8am breakfast: oatmeal with brown rice milk 200, 3 yogurts 300: 500.

10:30am: snack: protein bar 130, big apple 120: 250

2250 cal = successful sunday!

exercise: also a success. 4 mi run/walk and 1.5 hour weights/pshups/abs/back... nice.

visited grandma, also a relaxing time. we went for a short walk, as well!

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/29/2012:
Have a great day!

Em17 on 01/29/2012:
Have a great day! =)

V on 01/29/2012:
I hope you had a good day off :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jan 28, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

weight today: 126.5 or something like that. not great....still working to get my weight stabilized and below 125....it's starting to get boring now...need to get to 121....

4am: bar: 140.

5:30am breakfast: oatmeal 180, yogurts 200: 380

snack: bar 240 and coffee. 60

snack: chips 200, tomato juice, tea.

tsf: 1000, great.

dinner: out....at Ayhan's Shish Kabob: well, i ate too much, but it was mostly healthy. just a lot. of lamb, meat, etc.

sooo, to be on the safe side, i'll up my estimate and guess around 2500 cal today. that is good.

 exercise: 45 min walk, some walking at mall also. restful day!

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jan 27, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

weight around 126.5

i didn't make a dent in any kinda decrease in my calories this week but i will aim for that next weekend and also eat in moderation on the weekend. :-)

breakfast: drink, oatmeal and milk, pita bread: 420.


long, hard day at work. i felt horrible. and looked horrible. :-(

but it ended well, at the gym. just walking, slowly, but i went and that's the ONLY thing that matters.

exercise: slow hour walk, not even at 3.0 speed while on the phone lol.

work hours: 8-6:30.

this is how i worked this week, also with an hour commute each way to add...

Monday: 7-6, Tuesday 7-6, Wednesday 7-5:45, Thursday 8-5:45, Fri 8-6:30

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

liza36 on 01/27/2012:
Have a good weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jan 25, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5


200 cals over today. :-( oh well, tomorrow's a new day.

1am yep, up in the middle of the night. oh well., protein bar: 250. ginger tea.

6am breakfast: 2 nutritional candies 40 lol they have calcium - they were sitting on my desk and i was tempted!, oatmeal, banana on bread - extra bread? 560.

let me just calculate the calories, before gym was 2150, after i had two very small protein bars, 260 total.

total cal: 2410. not great, not terrible.

gym: cardio and full weights routine.

i am utterly exhausted, i feel  like death, and i have pretty gross acne on my chin. why? no sleep and too much stress. sucks. i have a ****ty job that i will keep until what i do want actually happens. it will.


Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Kati on 01/26/2012:
lol, your boss is a notorious food skipper? What does he eat, or does he live on sunshine like those crazy sun eaters?

grannyannie on 01/26/2012:
Have a great day!

hollybelle on 01/26/2012:
Preventing employees from eating is a violation of workers rights, I think! LOL Sounds like an exciting day at work. Keep up the good efforts HOP! You are really rocking these days.

legcramps on 01/26/2012:
Have fun today!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jan 25, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

worked 7am-5:30pm. monday and tuesday were 7-6pm. i am feeling tired, but not too tired. luckily, i start work "late" tomorrow, at 8am. this should be good for me to kinda get the sleep i need tonight. maybe even 8 hrs if i stop snacking and internet prowling! haha.

DAMN GREAT DAY! i had lunch at 3:30pm not by my own will, trust me...which really prevented any hunger before the gym after work lol. my boss and i were working to get a project emailed and out by a deadline and i am working directly with him, same office. you cannot take a break, he said we'd eat when we were done!

anyways, exercise: hour of cardio, 4 miles. and some dumbells for fun.

calories: 1750 (partially due to a dampened appetite after work, but a good amount and i'm happy!)

(for my own info, 3 day average with my 2800 day = a fantastically perfect 2200/day for 3 days....meaning that Thursday and Friday should be good defecit days - days where calories should be less than my needs - gah, finally! as Mon-Wed this week were only good for balancing out my overeating on the weekend. once again, I've got to try harder to just not binge on the weekend. high calories, like 2200-2300 are FINE, but not 2800 or these unreasonable high amounts for someone of my size or i won't reach my goals...and trust me, I will, I've got to! :-)  )





breakfast: oatmeal and milk 200, big banana 150, healthy bread 100: 450, good.

snack: gah, probably trail mix with chocolate and raisins. 250 coffee.

lunch: healthy. 210 + whatever else...

snack: not sure.

dinner: not sure.

see you.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 01/25/2012:
lol. have a good day!!

legcramps on 01/25/2012:
see you ;)

WII on 01/25/2012:
awwww get some good sleep SOON!!!!!

moogy on 01/25/2012:
Great to read such an upbeat entry HOP! Excellent work:)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jan 24, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

edit: finally feeling tired, hitting the pillows at around 11pm...up at 5am...sheesh...6 hrs not enough for me..........my chin is still all broken out. i need more sleep but my job demands being awake and at work for more hours than i'd like to be...and i refuse to stop exercising after work....

(today + 2800 cal day = 2425, still working to average this out from weekend, then working to create even the smallest of deficits to lose weight...must try harder with this on the weekend...)

darn 12am again: 250, protein bar.

breakfast at home, 6am: oatmeal 200, bar 250: 450

snack throughout  morning at work: ugh...bar? 250  Nuttter Butter cookies... total so far, 950..

1pm at work, lunch: lower protein veggie burgers on flatbreads and a tomato juice 450, good.okra stew with chicken/lamb and a flatbread. very good. some diet snapple.

1400..(but ate my boss's lunch, not what i brought...same calories)

snack: apple, diet drink (s)

6:15pm dinner in my car: some of my lunch - veggie burger on a flatbread, tomatoes, diet drinks 300 = PERFECT.

9pm after gym in my car: "indulged" in a higher cal protein bar to fill any hunger before going to bed - i refuse to wake up in the middle of the night as i will not be getting a full night's sleep anyways. it's too late and i have to get up majorly early. oh well. it will end. 350 cal.

2050 cal = pretty perfect. hey, i'm not looking to starve myself, just be moderate, exercise enough, and lose weight. even if slow, it can be done.

speaking of exercise, this is awesome, i didn't want to skip weights all week, like i did do the past two weeks and then only do them on Fri/Sunday. sooo, i did weights, a fast but full routine for an hour and then almost an hour of cardio, 4 miles run/walk on treadmill. i did it all.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 01/24/2012:
Have a good day!!

supercheese on 01/24/2012:
and ha, i just noticed your commentaries to the calories. Todays a new day :)

grannyannie on 01/24/2012:
Just keep going, you'll get there! Have a great day!

hollybelle on 01/24/2012:
Ever tried some valerian root to help sleep? Umpqua suggested it and it works. I do get interesting dreams sometimes with it, but nothing bad and beats no sleeping.....I may take some tonight since I have also been restless - but around 4:00 a.m.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jan 22, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

Tuesday: 12am: woke up cold so i blew dry my wet hair and had a protein bar, 250. up because of myself...probably bc i am getting used to waking up at night?  bc i didn't have much for dinner, either, low in protein. it's ok....this shouldn't last beyond tonight!



lol, gas was better today because i cut down on the volume of food...and far less veggies.


Parents up past midnight cleaning? I am not sure why...but of course i woke up from them. Like always, I can never sleep though the night but it's usually because of my mom bc she is up, waking me up.

12:30am: coconut water. 60.

breakfast: ginger tea, oatmeal, bar? 450

snack: almonds, salted. maybe also a sugary granola bar ( at least it helped my stomach and i had far less darn gas...whenever i put nothingin my stomach all mornign, i'm doomed iwth horrible gas by lunch) 190

lunch: veggies will just about kill me - still too much gas...i know, tmi...coconut water, bagel with eggs white? small chips? 600 and a pita bread and tomato juice 900 cal.

snack: juicy apple 100

dinner: really tasted olive oil/salted almonds 250 bc i didn't have them at work...tomatoes 50 , and an apple 100. lots of diet drinks to fill my stomach....this is my way of cheating the system, per se. 400 total, good.

i had more carbs, as usual lately, at lunch and practically fell asleep from them in the afternoon. ugh! duh, eat less carbs and get more sleep, i know!

calories ended up being awesome, i will not eat right before bed now, like i usually have been.

2000 cal.

exercise also fantastic: 4 miles of jogging/walking. less than one hour. this is good.

some pushups and dumbells for fun because it motivates me when i first get to the gym.

 good thing the gym is next door to work. i got out of work late, before 6pm, started work at 7am. i got home after 8 and i need to be up no later than 5am to get to work by 7am tomorrow. sucky. it's already past 9pm...gotta wind down before hitting the sack, you know!?


Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Kati on 01/23/2012:
wow, you had a GREAT GREAT GREAT calorie amount yesterday! I had the same experience with losing myself early in the morning, and I couldn't stop, really. I was so annoyed and angry with life in general...

supercheese on 01/23/2012:
I agree with kati. Good day of eating!!

V on 01/23/2012:
Man you were up early, i hope you were not exhausted today

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