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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...

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jul 12, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

a bit tired this morning, was arguing with parents last night...up late.

breakfast: 500 cal. veggie burger on bread and protein drink...must have some coffee

snacks: almonds, protein drink? 200/ candies.

lunch: another veggie burger on bread, tomatoes, chips: 500....maybe some coffee afterwards.

snack: really tasty but sugary granola bar 200.

dinner: tofu100, celery50, dried and salted seaweed sooooo goooood60, dark almost black looking grapes very sweet80!, and soda.oh, and some chips 100.

total:  around 1900.

no exercise.; MUST get to bed early. i'm overtired.

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

~Moody~ on 07/12/2011:
Sorry you argued with the folks last night~I know that's stressful~

Hope you have a good day HOP

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jul 11, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

breakfast: yogurt 150, egg on bran 100, grapes 40, and bread 80: 370. great.

snacks: protein drink and nuts 200.

lunch: 450.

snack: candy and protein drink 150

snack: fruit 80

dinner: 650.

total: 1800 or so. goodnight.

exercise; 25 min bike, hour weights.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jul 10, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

snack: bar 130.

big breakfast: rice cakes 220, squash in tomato sauce (yes, really...) 50, small bites of cake 50, cereal and milk 250: 570 =  good.

2 red peppers. 100

lunch: 600 bagel with lox and iced coffee

snack fruit 200, ice cream 240

1840...grapes 60

dinner: egg sandwich, milk - 350 cal

total 2250 = good! (usually i have a problem with binging after a night like the one i had...and happy i didn't. my best friend came over for a little bit - and it helped. we had lunch together. and i ate what i wanted and felt so satisfied. i'm so glad i can start this week off on the right foot!)

I had a long night, up all night until 6am. slept with a guy i met at the bar, at my house. YES. whoa. LONG night, good night, exhausted. I drank 3 shots of tequila and had two diet cokes and malibu...i usually have up to three drinks, this time i had 5. It was all worth it. Yes, sometimes you just need to break the rules, and live not a little, but live a LOT.


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

loveray on 07/10/2011:
ive been back on a rice cake kick myself lately. some of the flavors are WAY too good. love you!

KathyBlue on 07/10/2011:
wowowowow... and do you know his name+number?? :)

moogy on 07/10/2011:
You even had a great day with the food HOP. That is great!

V on 07/10/2011:
Well at least you got your cardio out the way bright and early ;) I hope your evening goes just as well :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jul 09, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

breakfast: bean chips 150 (pretty healthy actually), yogurt 150, squash 100. 400.

snack: same bean chips, but a lil more 210

tsf: 620 = good.

1700 calories in foods, but then i did have 3 shots tequila and 2 diet cokes with malibu rum....i'll look up calories, but either way, i know it's not more than 2500. pretty good for all the partying and drinks.....

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

hollybelle on 07/09/2011:
Have a good one, HOP!

KathyBlue on 07/09/2011:
you're doing great, HOP! I am still struggling, yesterday went over 3500 kcals out of stupidity (excused as "work stress"), my mind was hyperventilating for some biscuits and went out of itself... I hope I am not getting myself an eating disorder here. Though I always choose the diet product, no sugar, whole grain biscuits but then I eat a whole pack (8 ounces)... I don't know why.. grr...

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jul 08, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

breakfast:the nice soft end, a big piece of morton's whole wheat potato bread and a red pepper: 250.  and protein shake 100 more: 350 nice. filling.

snack: almonds, protein shake. 300.

lunch: sandwich turkey/salami on (it's pretty light, actually) whole wheat potato bread (really, 70 cal per slice and filling slices!), and chips: 400.

snack: chips...then bar: 400.

dinner: chips 200 on the way home...chinese perhaps (not too much, but enough!)400?, drink 60. 660 good. was hungry and this was great.

total cal: 2100 success.

exercise: no cardio...but two hours weights.

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

tangalyn on 07/08/2011:
hope ur day is a great one!

hollybelle on 07/08/2011:
Good breakfast. I may have a smoothie myself!

loveray on 07/08/2011:
hello lady!! i miss you. have a wonderful weekend. xoxo

V on 07/08/2011:
Have a good one!!

Umpqua on 07/08/2011:
Have a nice weekend!

mcwoo40 on 07/08/2011:
Hope all is welll where you are,have a great weekend :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jul 07, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

breakfast: fruit 200, sandwich 200. total 500.

lol, right before bed, one serving of bean chips. i was hungry. at least it was only 150 calories...and less daily calories today then yesterday overall. :-)

total calories around 2050. no exercise. i was at work from 8am till 7:30pm. gonna go to bed early and hit the gym tomorrow for weights and a bike ride there...i can't wait!


plan for weekend: healthy eating/snacking.

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

V on 07/07/2011:
Have a good one today!!!

~Moody~ on 07/07/2011:
Wishing you a great day!

thinkpositive on 07/07/2011:
Long day.. hope you get to play tomorrow!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jul 06, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

still 132...pretty good.

breakfast: fruit and hickory smoked tofu: 300.

snacking: almonds 200.

snack: drink 100?

lunch: protein drink and chips.

snack: chips....1600 before dinner. good.

dinner: bean chips 150, 2  dense rice cakes (not very light) 120,  bran cereal and protein drink 300, grapes 130 or so: oooopsie 700...really??  yup...ooopsie. i meant to be around 2200 at most, not above, but i was craving it to the point that i'd probably wake up in the middle of the night and eat several servings of those bean chips lol.

total today: 2300. all is good. happy with this, hoping i burned it all, but if i didn't, i burned close to it.

exercise: 30 min bike, 1.5 hours weights. was so nice.


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

Umpqua on 07/06/2011:
That tofu sounds interesting :)

Em17 on 07/06/2011:
Have a great day =)

hollybelle on 07/06/2011:
Good workouts......!

sweetpea1977 on 07/06/2011:
thanks HOP. I've used weights on and off through the years, but Im taking them seriously this time. My arms and shoulders are toning up nicely. Im just waiting for the rest of my body to catch up with them. :)

great job with the exercise!

V on 07/06/2011:
I have come a long way from the girl who ate EVERY meal out a little over a year ago... even if you slowly phase out processed foods, it will give you so much more energy, with all the calorie burning workouts... You will get there!!

nomoreforme on 07/07/2011:
Watery foods are the way to go for me, plus all the soups and smoothies are an easy way to get your 5 a day :) Btw, I've never heard of bean chips before, are they just potato chips made from beans?!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jul 05, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

finished off those tasty bean chips this morning...wow, so good, lol. 500. yogurt and one strawberry 150: 650. a bit high, yes.

snack: almonds, maybe a protein drink too.

lunch: microwave meal, chips.

get me out of work early today...

1400 calories till 7:30, then chips 200, more chips 100, hamburger 250, drink 50: 600.

total: 2,000 GOOD end.

exercise; not much, 1/2 hour walk. decent.


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

thinkpositive on 07/05/2011:
Hope you have a good day & get out of work early!

~Moody~ on 07/05/2011:
Hope you have a great day!!!

Em17 on 07/05/2011:
Have a fantastic day =)

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