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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 08, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0


dinner: pizza 350, bran and milk 200, salad 50: 600.

total: lets just say 1900.

exercise: some in am, some in pm, some even later.

how i'm feeling: that life is passing me by.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/08/2010:
I admire you for always being honest about your binges. Looks like you're on track for a good day today. Hope you have a great weekend!

moogy on 10/08/2010:
Sorry HOP, back on the wagon today? I hope so. Have a good weekend!!:)

moogy on 10/08/2010:
I am sorry that you feel as if life is passing you by. I have often felt that way myself and it is usually because I am not engaging in life. There are a whole lot of different activities, people and general life out there. It is really a matter of pushing forward and taking our life in our own hands. It is sometime not easy but well worth the effort. I hope that you find a way out of your funk:)

V on 10/08/2010:
:( I am sorry you feel that way...Life hands you challenges and sometimes when you don't know where to start, what to do....The only thing that you can do is think and plan out what it is you want out of life....Not in a million years would I have thought that what I am doing right now makes me happy but it does...Be brave and go out there and get whatever it is that is gonna make you happy...I hope you have a good evening

hollybelle on 10/09/2010:
Here's to better days, HOP! Good comments above, I'll just ditto them! P.S. I have been having a big identy crisis snce my d is all "grown up" and mostly on her own. I have all this time and didn't know what to do with it - except NAP! LOL. Seriously, all the things I thought I'd like to do didn't seem all that important anymore. But Slowly, slowly I have been trying some new/old things again. Yoga, biking, reading, praying (yes, that too). It's working.....I am starting to feel like "somebody" again only trouble is I have a problem finding anyone MY AGE to do some of it with me! Ha! - ya gotta love how life is.......strange and beautiful!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Oct 06, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

breakfast: apple 100, soy milk and oatmeal 200, yogurt w. sf syrup, nutmeg, cinnamon 120: 420 :-)

snack: coffee,bar 180

lunch/snacking: BINGED. yep. i went walking with a friend, was totally exhausted, came home, and overate on everything. lots and lots of calories.

probably around 4000-5000 cals.


Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

legcramps on 10/06/2010:
Have a good day!

moogy on 10/06/2010:
I am hoping that you have a really good day HOP and stay in control. :)

lifestylechange on 10/06/2010:
tomorrow is a new day!! :)

chidogs on 10/06/2010:
Just do a face-palm and erase it from your memory and start over. Good luck.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Oct 05, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

today ends at 2430 calories. not great, but it was OK. and satisfied with the calorie total.


breakfast: apple 100, oatmeal and soy milk 200, yogurt w. sf syrup and ovaltine 140, peanut butter 100: 540. yum.

lunch: fish 200, stir fry 350, bran/soy milk 200: 750 yum?

tsf: around 1300, very good.

snacks - 2 coffees 100, bar 230 total 330

dinner: tofu 200, taco bell chicken chalupa 380, bran 70: 650...was hungry and indulged in what i wanted.

total: 2280 GREAT, for staying under 2300. haha.

snack: apple and red pepper. 130

exercise: 3 mi walk, 30 min elliptical.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

V on 10/05/2010:
Good morning :) I hope you have a wonderful day :)

legcramps on 10/05/2010:
Have a good one today!

tangalyn on 10/05/2010:
yes that is darn good, i have never been able to do a pull up :( hope u have a great day!!

Umpqua on 10/05/2010:
Great goal, pullups are darn hard. I know this from trying the monkey bars at the playground with my boys - oh man! Hope you have a great one!

hollybelle on 10/05/2010:
Real push ups are tough. I don't think my body moves that way - I do them from the (sissy) knees! Good luck on the pull ups - you can do it. I like this goal!

moogy on 10/05/2010:
I am really impressed, that's some good upper body strength you have got going there. Well done. have a great day HOP

V on 10/05/2010:
Great job girly!!!!! You will get there!!! Keep at it my friend :)

V on 10/05/2010:
Man I totally forgot about the book you told me about! Dang it! That will be my next purchase :( I know that I would love it if it is all about fashion :) Thanks!!!!!

just42day on 10/05/2010:
Great exercise! congrats ;)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 04, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

darn...i cooked 3 stir fries and wrote about them, then it got deleted in this entry...

1. shirataki noodles and veggie stiry fry: 3 portions total at 170 calories each, for my info. ingredients: snow pea/broccoli/slaw bagged veggie mix, noodles, scallion, safflower oil, thai seasoning packet containing 180 cal mostly of sugar, but i had it in my house for over a year and wanted to use it!!! and it'll taste great in the stir fry!

2. broccoli and safflower oil, scallions, salt, garlic.

3. spinach and shirataki noodles stir fry, safflower oil, and the other packet of thai seasoning mix, 4 portions 150 calories each (just for me to know)

Breakfast: apple 80, yogurt w. pumpkin pie spice and sf syrup 120, oatmeal w. soy milk 200: 400 total. not really satisfying even though it was a lot of food.

 lunch: some of a monster drink while cooking, then an english muffin w. a bran cracker, heated up, and chicken breast deli meat 250, oh and some veggies that i'd cooked, still 250.

snack: slice of pie, coffee: 300

snack: serving of stir fry 170, small piece of fish 180, apple 80, coffee 50: 480, was so hungry!

snack: cereal 200 (bran and soy milk)

dinner: 270

around 1900 calories. very successful.

exercise: 55 min elliptical, over an hour of weights. abs, back.


Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/04/2010:
I hope that you have another successful day HOP. I am sending lots of love and strength to keep you tough.:)

KathyBlue on 10/04/2010:
hey, you're doing GREAT!!!! :D

just42day on 10/04/2010:
Yummy menu items! :)

just42day on 10/04/2010:
Yummy menu items! :)

lifestylechange on 10/04/2010:
your stirfry recipes sound delicious. i love stirfry! yum! have a great day;)

moogy on 10/04/2010:
Now it's morning and I read that you had a good day, well done HOP. good for you.

chidogs on 10/04/2010:
The stirfries sound great, and so does your menu. Have a great day.

breakaway on 10/04/2010:
Wonderful low calorie stir fry! Ours was higher in calories...I need to see if I can lower that a bit I think. Thanks for sharing the info :D Have great day, your doing great.

justine on 10/04/2010:
look at that work out, and a fantastic diet! you're sure to win :)

V on 10/04/2010:
Hey girl those dishes all sound amazing! I see you are getting in touch with your inner chef :) Good job today!!! Hey how close are you to Chinatown? I bet you can find all sorts of spices and seasonings that are healthy and low sodium...Sounds like you had a great day :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 03, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

another good day. 1700-1800 calories. light exercise - bike ride in the AM. busy day so that's really all i did...and wanted to do! :-)

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

V on 10/03/2010:
Sounds like you are back on track!!! Stay strong my friend :)

moogy on 10/03/2010:
So glad to read that you another good day. Keep going HOP, you can do it!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 02, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

Today was a wonderful day. I thank god. goodnight.

around 2200.

TONS of exercise.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/02/2010:
I hope that you got a good night's sleep and that you awake refreshed and ready for a new day. I am really wishing a good healthy eating day for you HOP.:)

V on 10/02/2010:
I am so glad you had a wonderful day :)

just42day on 10/03/2010:
Glad your day was a good one! I hope today's much more of the same! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 01, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

total ended up being around 5500 today.

breakfast; 600

lunch: 550

snack: 100

horrible binge: sandwich 400, vegetables stir fry 100, 2 more big pitas 520 just for that, tons of ice cream 1050 or so, plus more ice cream 300, apple 100, peanut butter 500, jelly 100?, some bran 50, am i forgetting anything!? around 3200 or so.

i just don't know. i guess i'm not really giving myself a fair shot in life or reality or really anything.

so, i have had two binges  this week...and it should take at least a week or so to even out all these extra calories. of course, the endless sugar and fat are already wreaking havic on my insides, too bad i don't even care.


Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/01/2010:
I am sorry you have had such a bad day HOP, I wish we could figure out why you need to binge. In the meantime, I am sending love and hopes that tomorrow will be a better day.:)

breakaway on 10/02/2010:
So sorry you had another bad day :( Sometimes we just aren't ready to diet and try making ourslelves and it jsut doens't work (been there several times). Hang in there! If you want this bad enough it will happen for you. Stay strong :D

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Sep 30, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

Good Morning!

Breakfast: 400: an egg/oatmeal soufflee, greek yogurt, syrup and cinnamon, small apple.

lunch/snack: 300

snack: 400

dinner: 2 english muffins 240, tofu 100, bran 20, stir fry 100: 460

total: 1560 = excellent.

exercise: weights/cardio i think at the gym...

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

loveray on 09/30/2010:
egg/oatmeal souffle!!!! do share the recipe! xo

moogy on 09/30/2010:
Good morning HOP, I hope you have a wonderful day of staying in control. I know you can, believe in yourself. Hugs.

V on 09/30/2010:
Excellent indeed :) I am proud :) :) :)

moogy on 09/30/2010:
Well done, it was a good day. One of the excellent ones, you are quite right:)))

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Sep 29, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

Thanks for showing my love and concern. I think this is what I appreciate most about this site: honest advice and a commitment to help each other work toward our life and dieting goals. 

stir fry came out so-so. i must start cooking better! ... i am new to the world of cooking. also, i am now heading off to the kitchen to a cook an easy recipe i did once before (with success!) for collard greens...but i will make sure to use EXTRA olive oil bc last time it needed a bit more for taste/texture/crisp.

Breakfast: large peach 100, oatmeal w. almond milk 200, plain greek yogurt w. sf syrup 140: 440 (i've been drinking and eating too much sugar free stuff which is what could be spiking my desire to binge.)

Lunch: some of the stir fry cabbage i just cooked, with carrots, onion, scallions, garlic, ginger, peanut oil, stir fry sauce, hoison sauce, sf syrup just a little, a little sweet and low, shirtaki noodles but not the angel hair (for now on i will only buy the really thin noodles, the others don't cook up so well).   I also had some grapes and a bag of 100 calorie popcorn. i didn't eat all the stir fry. perhaps 440 for all of what i ate.

900 approx.

snack: sandwich 200

snacking/bingeing: 5 dried apricots 150, nuts 200, ice cream 1050, noodle soup 100, pb and jelly on bran 500, regular fruit yogurts 240: 1240 blah! i feel like i'm forgetting something that i ate!

total so far: 2340...this actually seems low...what did i forget? I'm not mad at myself, i made this decision to binge. and i will not lose weight because of it. this is why i can't seem to lose weight. i constantly take off the same 1-2 pounds!

dinner: collard greens and apples: 400

snack: apple 100


exercise 1.5 hour walk.


Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 09/29/2010:
ok, your lunch menu breaks my heart, I want to eat those toooooooooooooo!!!!

loveray on 09/29/2010:
you are so amazing and wonderful. i hope that you can see that and love yourself as much as i love you! you have such a warm spirit and i know that being alone is difficult, but im glad that you are opening yourself up to self exploration. i know, seth is a wonderful man - if we can work through the issues that we are committing to working through, i think this could be it! i really couldnt have found a more appropriate match - and someone who is willing to go to therapy and wants to work hard to make this work is who i want to be with. thank you for your encouragement. most of my family and close friends here have been skeptical just because it didnt work out in july and didnt want to see me hurt. its hard for people to rationalize why people make decisions the way they do. i hope you have a wonderful evening! xoxo

moogy on 09/29/2010:
Hey, you are not putting any weight one either. Just imagine if you weren't coming here each day and logging in your food with us. I bet you would not be keeping yourself under control. You are so close to your goal that your main effort is really not losing the 3 remaining pounds, you real focus needs to be on finding out why you have this urge to binge. It seems to be with you all the time in the back of your mind. You are wanting to feed something, do you know what it is? I know with me it is an emptiness that I feel from my childhood plus some more complicated stuff. I feed myself so that I don't feel the emptiness. Knowing why helps me to control it - logically I know that the food will only comfort me for a little while and then I will feel worse. It helps. Have a good day HOP.

V on 09/29/2010:
I just read your post on my page....I have to say that knowing what your weakness is well it is half your battle...I also think that starting to cook is a marvelous idea! I have a great recipe for collards...Sautee onions, green peppers in a medium pot, spray with Pam for super low cal, cook for 5 mins, add i small can of ff low sod chicken broth, bring to a boil..add collards a few at a time til all are saturated, bring to a boil, stir again, reduce heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes....i feel you will get this together and if not is it possible for you to be happy at your current weight and have a routine workout plan????? I have seen your pics and honestly i don't think you are overweight, but that is just my opinion just giving you my thoughts :) Have a good evening!

Sofia on 09/29/2010:
I also can be a binge eater, I know how hard it is to stop. At least you're actively trying to control yourself. Hope tomorrow goes better :)

just42day on 09/30/2010:
1.5 hour of exercise is great! I'm sure if you continue w/that and control portions the best you can, you will see and feel a difference very soon! You CAN do it! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Sep 28, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

exercise: 1 hour of hard elliptical and some abs exercise.

I was up until 6:20 am...practically read the whole 300 page book in one sitting...My goal is to make today a 2200-2300 calorie day. I will mostly have coffee for the rest of the day...because of the mini ice cream attack i just decided to partake in.

snack: 2 fruits 200

breakfast: fruit and popcorn 300

snack: popcorn, tofu, veggies: 300

lunch: sandwich, apple, ice cream: 900.

(tsf: 1700...thank gosh there are NO COOKIES around, because i just tried to find them and the chocolate. whew.)

after gym: chips (just the rest of the crumbs) and turkey breast: around 120

1820...maybe more like 1850

snacks: 2 decaf hot coffees 100

late dinner: eggwhite on biscuit 300, bran 50: 350

total: 2300. alright.


Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 09/28/2010:
YOur going to have a wonderful day....you are!

lose4sure on 09/28/2010:
opps...the dreaded ice cream attack! Good luck in your day...

V on 09/28/2010:
Yikes HOP??? What is going on? i am out and about right now but you can send a message via fb if you need to talk okay,I will be home later so until then leave the house for a little bit if you feel you can't stop

hollybelle on 09/28/2010:
OK - I scanned your last several entries and couldn't figure out what book kept you up all night? I can't put a book down sometimes - but not until 6:30 a.m.!! I would fall sleep I think! Hang in there this will pass.....

moogy on 09/28/2010:
It is a good plan for you to ease yourself back into the dieting calorie number. Moving down slowly will not cause you to get a bit panicky. You just do what you know works for you. Love you HOP.

Donkey on 09/28/2010:
Just do the best that you can do at the moment. :-)

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