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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Apr 30, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

tried something different this AM for breakfast :-D green shake made with: tofu 100, almond milk 30, 1/2 scoop cherry protein powder 50, spinach 50, some stevia (the only sweetner that is not acidic) around 250 - good!  instead, when stevia is digested, it's highly alkaline...and this is what i'm looking to increase in my diet - so for now, i'm sticking with incuding it in my food.

...update at work, 11am, having a much better day. i love being physically active & swimming last night made me feel great in the AM!  I am REALLY gonna work on being proactive to lose a few pounds & eventually reach 120 lbs, which was my originally goal until i got derailed & then fully derailed by this injury. But I really have little excuses, as I live by the pool.  I do not like going everyday, but I will try for every other or at least 3days per week or so for the swimming/cardio!

healthy day for sure. lots of veggies, fruit, i just realized no meat at all today! wow a vegetarian day!...

2000 (maybe even a lil more) before the gym, good.

after weight lifting for a bit under an hour: i went next door for frozen yogurt lol. 250-300 good.

total: 2250-2300, good.


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/30/2013:
good luck on your new experiment. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/30/2013:
Have a good day.

IndependentEm93 on 04/30/2013:
Have a great day!

skinnygrlwithin on 04/30/2013:
Swimming is such a great workout!! I'm glad you're really starting to feel better about everything.

V on 04/30/2013:
So happy that you had a good day my friend <3

hollybelle on 04/30/2013:
Very pleased that you had such a good day. How are your shins?

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Apr 29, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

pretty fed up with myself and life. lack of walking & being able to be active has me down and depressed really.  I hope to start being active maybe even MID MONTH. can't take this anymore.

starting over again. I am going to be successful this week.

Breakfast smoothie: greek yogurt 2% 150, strawberries 50, some spinach 20, some almond milk 20, 1/4 avocado 80, 2 packets stevia. later i decided i wanted to eat 200 calories of almonds as well and had them after the smoothie. 520. good.

snack: i think a fiber one bar before work starts 130

snack: tea and protein bar 210

lunch: cooked spinach 20, 1/4 avocado 80, some babaganoush (eggplant dip without mayo) 50, turkey 150, potato whole wheat bread: 500 approx, good. and chips i needed them. 140 more

early dinner: tofu 50, 1/4 avocado 80, greens 20, chips 240: good. oh and lots of homemade tomato/pepper juice from my boss. 2.5 cups. around 120

1860, babaganoush 90?, 1950...and...i wanted them, almonds 170

snack after swimming if I want to: 130

2250, good. the plan is to do what i do when i do well - not think about starving myself. yup, i tried & failed these past two weeks trying to..eat too low? so, back to normal - get through each day, eat normally. i'll be OK :-p

total: 1910, better than if I hadn't planned these meals, sorta high, but i don't feel i can lower it.

it is quite impossible for me to eat low calories after a day & night of binging.



Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/29/2013:
Good Luck with your new life. Have a Healthy Day.

Puddles on 04/29/2013:
Things will get better hang in there.

grannyannie on 04/29/2013:
Hang in there. Have a better week than last one!

IndependentEm93 on 04/29/2013:
Have a great day!

V on 04/29/2013:
I am so sorry that you are missing your routine and I understand how this is super frustrating for you :( I am so happy that you can get a good workout in with swimming :) I hope that you heal soon <3

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Apr 28, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0




...i should really not be lazy & wash my bedding today...but also i just wanna fully relax, need to go to the supermarket, maybe not cook at all this week, and go to the pool, and of course physical therapy later in the AM. too many plans for a day off lol.

hey all. really out of it this am...considering i went to bed around 4am!

6:30am breakfast: fiber one and almond milk: 300, 3 tablespoons or so of the smart balance spread 300, piece of bread 80, more almond milk 40: 720

9:30 snack few strawberries 20, more almond milk 40::60

snack: 200

around 1000 so far, good.

late, big lunch: ummm, maybe as much as 1,100 or more - small binge.

2100, not good, it's only around 3pm!


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Apr 27, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

guessing around 2300, could have been more, but i made good choices.

exercise: 1/2 hour at pool (too much traffic getting there so my time was shortened) and some walking/dancing in city!!! - i shouldn't have been walking but the darn limo only took us there and we weren't ready to leave the bellydancing restaurant when it came to pick us up, bc we hadn't seen the bellydancer yet! so we had to take the train home to Long Island to get our cars & then drive home after that!

good morning :-D

7am? breakfast: strawberries, 50, bread with smart balance peanut butter 200, lots of flax milk: around 100 (onlt 25 cal per cup!) 350, perfect! and at least 4 more tablespoons on the butter...400 more, fine. 750.

planning to sleep as much as possible this AM, go to the pool, get ready for the city for a friend's bday, but first going to long island to meet my best friend for nails and early meal....dinner is at 8-9pm approximatley, so we r gonna pick up something fast from the mall before heading out to the party in the city by limo!!! yay. the bday party limo leaves from the bday girl's apt at 7 & we are going to a bellydancing restuarant in the city!

10:45am snack: fruit & veggies around 100 at least, amy's California veggie burger 150 on whole wheat potato bread 80: gonna avg this meal at 350, good.

noon snack: ugh...get me outta this house...100 for cottage cheese with cinnamon and chocolate stevia.

1200 so far.  (if i am hungry after swimming, i'll have a chocolate protein bar - 200 cal) then, i will wait till i get food with christine for my next meal - which will be only TONS of veggies probably from chinese food court or something....then dinner tonight. ugh...

exercise: around 30 min in pool, maybe 45 if i can manage it, which i think yes, bc i have my paddleboard! :-P Now i can do extra LEG STREGTHENING in the pool, rather than just all arms!!! YAY this is why i love Amazon, you can order anything - the world is at your fingertips!

off to the pool...soon....

then, getting ready for the city/long island...leaving here at 3pm to get there...which means i should start getting ready early, if i wanna look...nice...so i should really fully shower right after the pool, let my hair dry a bit, get ready gradually & not rushed!


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

V on 04/27/2013:
Good Morning :)

Puddles on 04/27/2013:
Sure sounds like an interesting day for you. Have a good one.

grannyannie on 04/27/2013:
Have a lovely day!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Apr 26, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

early breakfast, knowing i don't have to be at work all day today - going in really late :-D

breakfast: lots of strawberries, around 120 cal, 2 tablespoons pb 200, on bread 200: 520, good!

snack: maybe warm flax milk??? and bar... later on 130 more after that

snack: bar ??


lunch: tofu, greens, chips?

early dinner: tofu, greens, apple and pita bread 450

total so far is 2050, decent....

snack: drink 200

got really hungry at 1am and had strawberries and a slice of bead.  i know it was even a bit more, so putting today's calories at 2350.

exercise: full upper body weights.

need to buy more tofu (so much less calories than even chicken!)

exercise plan: WEIGHTS swimming...let me save the weights for Saturday or Sunday when I can get a good workout in! might as well not skip weights tonight, bc i realize the next time i'd do them anyways is by waiting till Sunday, which isn't so good. instead, i'll do weights today, then Monday.  On the weekend i'll swim....


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/26/2013:
Your doing good. Have a great weekend.

OhioRaven on 04/26/2013:
Have a good day, Hop.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Apr 25, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

around 1750 cal today.

exercise: 30 minutes swimming.

today's a new day thank god.  i am letting my weight spiral out of control & I am scared.  I am used to eating more....and it's hard for my to cut calories in order to lose the pounds I am gaining through binging without exercise.  i wish i could exercise like i did before :-( but i can't. so i should watch what i'm eating before it's too late....which it sorta already is!  if i gain even another 1/2 pound, which i guess i did with last night's binge on peanut butter & bread, i will have to buy no clothes and that is out of the question.  i need to work on slimming down, a challenge i really don't want to have right now!

breakfast: 2 pcs potato whole wheat bread 160 with peanut butter 200 and flax milk 75: around 450, good

snacking:  bar, tea around 200.

lunch: extra greens, tofu, lots of black pepper!, 2 pieces of bread: 350

snack: bar? cheese if i need it. 60

snack: same as lunch. tofu, greens, bread: 350

late snack: ugh, don't wanna even think about this...big apple, bar 250

1660, fine...i can't see myself eating any less....i need snacks what can i do about it. these meals and snacks are pretty darn light.  i know i cannot do what i did long ago - 1200-1400 cal days i don't think i can manage to eat that light...  :-(

ok....knowing i am better than i think i am....if i eat around 1700 each day, let's say it's an average of 300 cal loss per day.  300x7 =2100 cal loss per week. 2100x4 = 8400 avg cal loss per month. 8400 = 2.4 lb loss per month. May & June weightloss eating this way = 5 lb loss.  BUT, this means I need to keep this up for approximately 2 months. If i do this, I'll be back to my weight, no problems.  If i continue binging, my weight will increase. So what's a girl to do?  I must start eating better!!!!! How will I do it?  Gonna work harder, that's all, and not binge. It's not helping anyone!


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/25/2013:
What can I say - you have said it all - just follow your own instructions. Have a great day.

hollybelle on 04/25/2013:
Try to think of new ways to burn calories if you can and naybe try to fill up on less calorie dense foods until you can workout again. It is difficult - I know, believe me, but it is not too late - it's never too late. Hang in there and try to stay peaceful as you can! Your plan sounds good - you can do it!

skinnygrlwithin on 04/25/2013:
I second what hollybelle said... try and find ways to do some different exercise, drink TONS of water...and do your best to only eat when hungry, actually hungry, and until satisfied. It will be ok...don't be so hard on yourself.

V on 04/25/2013:
Best of luck to you today..

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Apr 24, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

2800. 3500 cal, no exercise. i was feeling so emotionally drained, tired, exhausted. ugh, i hate when i get like that.

woke up thursday morning sweating from all the excess bread & peanut butter i had all night...

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Apr 23, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Legs are still not good for exercising...not even good for walking shorter periods yet.

breakfast: 2 small eggs 130, 2 slices of cheese 120, 2 slices of bread 200: 450...and some almonds. 550.

snack: bar, waters

lunch: 1/2 avocado 160, pita 140, chicken 250?, greens 50: 600, good.

snack: almonds & big apple: 300

dinner: not sure.

i think around 1850-1900. perfect.


exercise was full upper body, abs, little bit legs. (inner thigh & outer thigh!)


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

IndependentEm93 on 04/23/2013:
Hopefully your legs will feel better soon! Have a great day!

supercheese on 04/23/2013:
poor legs :( maybe another much recovery?

V on 04/23/2013:
Hope you had a good day HOP :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Apr 22, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

good morning. pants are now very tight. will have to make adjustments or I will be facing worse consequences next week. 

Good, satisfying breakfast (the only way to break binging cycle in my opinion): 2 small eggs 120, 2 slices thick fiber one white bread 200, 1/2 avocado 160, 2 strawberries 20: 500, perfect.

snack: one of my bars, tea. 200 or so.

lunch: chicken, spinach, other half avocado, 2 slices of the same bread as in the AM: 600 or so, good.

snack: big apple, maybe also some almonds: 300

dinner/snack: maybe one more bar of the more natural, healthier kind. 210 or so.

If i do the light bar for dinner: calories will be 1800 which is more what I need to be having.  As you can see, breakfast & lunch are pretty balanced and healthy. I did take a multivitamin, extra vitamin D as well, & need to buy the tums for increase my calcim intake as well (this is all on doctor's recommendation)

good day, goodnight to all of you.

I will be emphasizing calorie count, and not just counting as I go through the day, I will have to plan better now - as to be more in control of the calories I am ingesting.  My goal is to eat around 1800-1900 daily (maybe less if I can manage without binging) over the course of 1-2 months.  I do have a goal to lose a few pounds (I will be able to tell by how my jeans/pants fit) by summer (July). 

My goal is to not continue any further weightgain, I've reached my upper limits as my clothing is a bit too tight now & hasn't been like this for a long time (around 1 yr I was able to totally maintain the weight I was at before this injury)  The year before consisted of a healthy 10 lb loss.  I had found my weight EASY to maintain & I was regularly eating aroune 2200 or even slightly higher calories per day!  so, maybe eating 1800 will be fine, even 1900. lol. I have bad luck with binging & don't want what happened this weekend to happen again in the next couple months.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/22/2013:
I know the feeling and you sound really determined to keep this in check. Have a great day.

V on 04/22/2013:
I am sure you will meet all your goals you have set..Have a good day <3

Supercheese on 04/22/2013:
my clothing is tight too :( Its really sad! say no to binging!

hollybelle on 04/22/2013:
How're your legs feeling?

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Apr 21, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

...handling the stresses of life poorly by binging. today it was only the only "fattening" foods i had in my apartment...lots of sesame oil on lots of bread/pitas & salted pumpkin seeds. after having breakfast already.  maybe it's a good thing i don't keep any sweets or unhealthy snacks in this apartment! still, i've overeaten a ton this AM.

upper body weights, no swimming (again!)

calories: probably around 3500.


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/21/2013:
Shake yourself off and restart your day. Have a good one.

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