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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Apr 15, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

as of late, i've had a little bout with insomnia...waking up at midnight or 2am and just not falling right back to sleep!  it's 2am this time...time for a shower...i didn't take one before bed and i woke up just now feeling quite itchy....TMI!?  (actually, it's my scalp and upper neck at itch.)

calories yesterday were good.

approximately 2050-2100.

exercise: 2 hours of weights :-) 

NO Cardio except a walk to and from my car, around 20 min of cardio all day.

allergy season, go away.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Apr 12, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

my weight is back up to 135, currently.


middle of the night edit: couldn't sleep for hours on end. finally gave in, bc i was hungry, had two blueberry greek yogurts (250 cal) and a small ice cream pop (100)

350 extra cal.

total tuesday cals: 2200, still OK.


it's bedtime for pizza pie face....damn breakouts.

i'm guessing around 1850 good calories today. nice amount of veggies, carbs, fats. happy about it.

can't sleep, so i'm up. mom woke me up. there's a nursing home resident on the loose and she can lose her job over the situation. she's on the phone with work. and now i can't sleep as i'm all disrupted. i'm not angry about it, but i do wish i were sleeping. we're also having thunderstorms here. could be why i'm not sleeping, too. not afraid of thunder, i'm just totally not in a sleeping mood right now...

life is good that i'm working, have a job and all. but otherwise, i'm always anxious and nervous about my life at the moment.  i have a lot of worries about my future and career and how i will support myself in the longrun. And it's not all figured out right now. I know I'll be ok in the long run...well i hope this....but right now i'm not feeling OK at all.

This is the season to look for teaching jobs, but it's also the time I just got a new job 2 months ago about, and they just put me in a new area last week. I'm trying to be interested in this new field they put me in, to train in and learn, but it's hard. It does involve taken at least a course or maybe a few courses.

for some of you who don't know, I'm 28 and I haven't gone a full year in my life without attending some sort of school, either full or part time.  even while working, i was attending grad school full time. I HATE school and studying...mostly because i can't seem to escape it.

I  mean, learning is fun, but if i have to STUDY and be graded on what i learn, and use my free time outside of work to sit on my ass to be in school, it's plain old not what i want, you know? when i'm done with work for the day, I'd like to be D-O-N-E....not sitting in a classroom or studying or doing more work. when does it end? and when does life begin?

so you see? i'm thankful for an opportunity to learn new skills and a new job, but it's so tough when i don't know if the teaching thing is going to work out...and when i'm being told i can become trained in the next 6 months and be good to go.  It's the same 6 months i'll be looking for a teaching job. but these 6 months i'm supposed to be very eager to learn the new trade. I can't tell anyone at work, bc they would see i don't care and be confused why they offered me this deal in the first place. I'm stuck and alone and it's not an easy position for me to be in right now.

i find myself sickeningly hungry all morning at work.  i always feel better after lunch, in the afternoon. weird thing is, i DO have breakfast. I do have a snack. but my body is just so damn hungry in the morning. even when i eat too much. i've been told that it's because of stress and not that i'm hungry. who knows!

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

loveray on 04/13/2011:
i had trouble sleeping last night as well. im sorry to hear you are anxious about your situation - it's hard not to be when you dont know what the next steps are. when i start feeling like that, i remind myself that no one really knows the next steps even if they have a stable job, lots of $, kids, etc. life is very fragile and trying to live each day to the fullest and moment by moment is the only thing i have found to be true. i hope you have some more peace about things today. xo

moogy on 04/13/2011:
Not enjoying life at the moment then HOP! You know you will turn this around when you change attitudes. I know you life isn't what you want it to be but it is your life and staying miserable is wasting opportunities to find the good things that are out there waiting for you even while you are not living the life you want!!:)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Apr 10, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

calories : 950 throughout the day, then 150 in sugary but sorta healthy coconut water and juice...



dinner was big: 4 small candies 60, steamed veggies 60?, two healthy sushi rolls - 450?, big soup 100?, and ice cream 100: around 800 or so.

total: 2,000 or so. haha, milkshake after dinner, at least 2500 calories today.

exercise: around 5 miles today. 3 in morning, 2 in late afternoon.

taught 5 music lessons.

need to send out resumes tonight/tomorrow morning.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

loveray on 04/10/2011:
how was your date?!

hollybelle on 04/11/2011:
I want to hear about the dae, too, but stopping by to say hi and sorry you are feeling overwhelmed. Families, indeed...see my post for the reasons I can sympathize.

legcramps on 04/12/2011:
One thing at a time, kiddo.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Apr 10, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

today is a new day.


except from the fact that my parents are driving me completely up the god damned wall right now.


i did pig out all day yesterday and after dinner since i really didn't eat dinner there.


i am overwhelmed with life.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Supercheese on 04/10/2011:
Aw! Itl get easier! And thats parents jobs. lol Have a great day!

tangalyn on 04/10/2011:
hope things get better for you... try to have a good day xx

~Moody~ on 04/10/2011:
Sorry to hear you're so overwhelmed...Hang tough Chica~

loveray on 04/10/2011:
hang in there HOP. breathe deeply. xo

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Apr 09, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

i did binge this morning. after breakfast. on cold pizza, pie, cookies, and everything else...

i have a date tonight and i binged from feeling overwhelmed. bad choice. but it all tasted damn good.

i honestly think i may be close to 135 or something. i don't wanna weigh, but i think my weight is definitely up this week, a lot.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

moogy on 04/09/2011:
I seems to have been a long time since you had a binge HOP, you are so close to goal now. I hope that it doesn't affect your weight too much:) Good luck!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Apr 08, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

1550 calories up until lunch.

after work snack: 150 more.

1700...coffee 50


then snack before gym of 150


after gym too many veggie chips 400, two granola bars 240 blech. 650 more.

total today: a bit high again, 2550, which is why i'm probably gaining weight.

but 2500 really isn't the end of the world, at all.

exercise: hr and 15 min of weights, 30 min cardio during the day.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Apr 08, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

300 cal breakfast, same as yesterday. i ate way past feeling full...plus dried and salted green beans total calories 450. whatever.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

V on 04/08/2011:
I am really interested in the dried seaweed..I can find this at whole foods??

V on 04/08/2011:
Have a good weekend!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Apr 07, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

it's a new day, it's getting late, i'm up!, and i must take a shower and be out of here in about 1/2 an hour...what am i doing on here!?!? LOL.

breakfast: a filling 300 cal. oatmeal, 2 greek yogurts.

pants are tight!!! what!? not too tight, just saying, i may not be able to always eat 2200 calories a day and lose weight! haha.

today i had an awesome dinner. mostly healthy veggies, some pork/egg/shrimp, and little bit of noodles. chinese and it was VERY GOOD. mostly steamed, some sauce.

total calories: around 2000. super duper. exercise; 4 miles throughout the day, at least. :-)

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

loveray on 04/07/2011:
haha - hope you have a wonderful day!! xo

~Moody~ on 04/07/2011:
Hope you have a great day!

V on 04/07/2011:
Hey girly!! Look at you kicking some major arse!! I am so proud of you :)

Maria7 on 04/07/2011:
Hello to you! Hope you've been having a good day. :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Apr 06, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

calories: around 2,000 fantastic.

exercise: walking 1/2 hour throughout day. weights 1hr 40 min.


Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

moogy on 04/06/2011:
Excellent day HOP. I hope you have another one tomorrow. You seem to be stringing quite a few of these wonderful days together. Maybe you have found what works for you. I think that is great, I am so happy for you:)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Apr 06, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

lately i've been eating so much sugar, it's not funny how much i consume. drinks in the morning that are sugary, sugary greek yogurts, many bars in the mornings at work, a sugary kombucha drink after work...got to cut down...it's making me feel extra hungry, have more cravings, and plain exhausted.  soon, will work on this soon...

breakfast: 2 yogurts (one with sugary fruit bottom, one plain) 210, oatmeal w. water 100: 310. nice!


exercise: 10 min in the AM, 20 min walking to/from work (that's 30 min already, in addition to weights at night and maybe a few minutes cardio on the ellipitical.)

i hope you all are well!

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

waydesmommy on 04/06/2011:
You CAN do it!

Umpqua on 04/06/2011:
Can you try the plain Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and maybe cinnamon? Once you get used to the taste it's super yummy. Have a good one!

loveray on 04/06/2011:
more protein for you!! love you. awesome job on everything.

V on 04/06/2011:
Have a stellar day!!

lifestylechange on 04/06/2011:
Have a great day HOP!! :)

moogy on 04/06/2011:
Yes, sugar makes you hungry, funny that, but it switches on the hormones to make you eat more. Bad stuff!!

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