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

2000 calories. 4.5 mile walk. = successful day.

lazy, sleepy morning...that's a good thing!

breakfast: 300: 3 rice cakes, pineapple greek yogurt.

BIG lunch: salad and dried seaweed snacks 100, 9 big rice crackers: 325, microwave meal 350, and a sugary chocolate yogurt 170: approx: 950. (it's OK) :-)

total so far: 1250 - good.

snack(s): coffees.

dinner: will be lots of salad at olive garden, and soup, but i may change my mind..

 

Good Morning everyone!

I weigh 132 again. I scheduled a massage for next Saturday...I'm gonna try to get to 129 by then.  I'm gonna do it by having less salt and trying for less calories. I will also try to get more sleep this week.  It DOES seem that 129 is sorta low and may not be possible to get to in one week because it's 3 pounds away. That's a lot of calories to burn in one week. But, i'll try my best - and if I'm not getting anywhere, I'll have to wait another week or two. But, I will get to 129, I promise myself and all of you that!

Work is alright...i am sitting all day there doing work on the computer for now.  Therefore, any exercise I get has to be PLANNED into the day. My usual workday does NOT include exercise. Moreover, in order to loose those 3 pounds to get to 129, I need to make sure I'm getting the proper exercise and that I don't slack like I did this week.  Cardio is very important to me - even just the walking I do. I don't run and don't want to run now. But I need the long walks to tone my legs.

I plan to get a nice, long, walk in today and a good walk in tomorrow AM as well. Then, I teach lessons all day Sunday and I plan on getting to the gym for weights Sunday night. I love doing weights on Sunday nights - few people are there and all the machines are usually free :-)  During the week, it's a madhouse. So, by choosing two of my three days of weights at less crowded times, I am able to do MUCH more weight lifting :-)...and i don't need to wait around and waste time!

I workout using weights usually Sundays and Friday evenings and one more day during the week - usually Wednesdays.  By doing this, I make the most of my gym visits.

I've been increasing my pushup routine. I try to get in SIX sets of 30-35 (and usually 35 in the first set). I don't do all the sets at once. I mix them in throughout my workout.

I've been feeling prettier and more like a lady. 

A couple weeks ago, I purchased really, really nice workpants. They are dressy from Ann Taylor LOFT.  Size 6. They are too small right now and I will only wear them when they fit right. Today I'm going to hem two pairs of my Old Navy, less dressy, workpants. I've been wearing them with them being slightly too long.  Even if they become a little loose, i'll still wear them, I guess. I think they'll look better being a little shorter - even if they do become a bit loose. I won't be able to purchase a whole new wardrobe everytime I loose a few pounds, so i'll just make sure what I have looks as good as I can make it look.

I've been thinking about this guy that I find adorable at work. He's older by 8 years.  But, I think he's getting married! haha, nobody's talking about it, but the switchboard operator, who knows all the gossip, said that to me. She also said how he said he wasn't sure if his fiancee was really the one! lol, but yeah, i don't plan on acting on my thoughts.  But it's nice to fantasize about him and think about him. LOL.

I'm probably gonna go back to bed for awhile now. :-)

I was thinking of going to my grandma with my folks today, but I have to rest and walk today. It's my only day off (I work 6 days) and I need my rest.

Have a nice Saturday.

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

tangalyn on 03/12/2011:
just wanted to say hi and good luck with ur goals.. i am sure u will weigh 129 and be fitting into those new pants very soon, its good to hear u r feeling prettier cause u r a very pretty girl and u deserve to know that!! hope u have a great day!


V on 03/12/2011:
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your daydreams of you coworker ;)


loveray on 03/12/2011:
enjoy your weekend - you are making so much progress and i know you will be on the track you want by the summer time!! you are amazing - enjoy time with family and thinking about new boys!! :)


legcramps on 03/12/2011:
Oh, I love those seaweed snacks - yummy! Hope you have a great day today :)


legcramps on 03/12/2011:
Thanks for the vote of confidence in your comment today! It's nice to see the weight coming back down - some days it just seems like SO much work though...

You're doing awesome as well! That massage is gonna feel good!!!


greengirl on 03/12/2011:
Hi HoP good luck with your goals this week. very sensible thinking on the clothes situation :-) It was nice to see your name in the recent diary lists when I came back. Didnt feel so strange when familiar people were still posting here !


lifestylechange on 03/12/2011:
awe, thanks so much for your sweet comment.... I use the "vibrosaun" bed at the tanning salon (no uv's).... it's a massaging bed that is also a sauna bed at the same time, so relaxing!! ;) hope you have a wonderful day xo


jolt on 03/12/2011:
Good luck with your goals ;) you can do it! Everyone needs a fantasy ;)


moogy on 03/12/2011:
I am borrowing biscotti's magnifying glass!! It is so lovely to read that you are feeling pretty and ladylike. Thank you for all the good ideas, I will try and give it a try over the next few days. I am loving your new positive attitude, good luck with getting to your goal this week.:)


panda22 on 03/12/2011:
LOL @ your being pregnant comment...ugh I want to be un-pregnant...can't wait for this boy to get here! The end result is wonderful but the process is draining. I will say it is nice to have that extra calorie cushion during the day to be able to eat things I want to and not have it really affect me since the baby needs the calories! Anyway, hope you had a good day! It is hard fitting exercise into a busy work schedule, I remember sitting at my desk trying to do leg exercises and stuff just to feel like I was doing SOMETHING lol. Hope you got your walk in! I don't think 3 pounds is too unrealistic for a week, cutting down salt will definitely help you lose any water you may be retaining. Mmmmmm Olive Garden! I love their salad and could eat a whole big bowl by myself LOL


loveray on 03/12/2011:
http://www.foodshouldtastegood.com/#/olive/ here are the chips! they are super tasty:) no worries on not commenting! i love you just the same:)


Runforfun on 03/12/2011:
I believe in you! You can get to 129 real soon!! :) Hope you are having an amazing night!


V on 03/12/2011:
Did you see my pictures I posted Tues???? Those are the ones I am posting on the Turbo Fire for my Before shots :)


balloonlady on 03/12/2011:
enjoy that massage,, I need to book one as well : ) thanks for all your nice comments.. enjoy your weekend: )


nita51 on 03/12/2011:
Wow, It's been a while since I've heard from you. Hearing from you again, made my day:) :) :) You're right I won't refer to this experience as a fight. Negative thoughts encourage negative actions. Thank you for pointing this out. I will refer to it as a journey. Better yet, a life changing experience as you stated. Thanks for the encouragement. Glad you're feeling prettier. Wishing you the best. Hugs!


lifestylechange on 03/13/2011:
No UV's..... Here's a link to check it out....they are AMAZING :) Let me know what you think!!! http://www.vibrosaun.com.au/



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

my weight is still 132-133 so i can't go for a massage this weekend. I may try to hurry it up a bit this coming week - since for the past few weeks i've been slacking - eating lots on the weekend and the weight is being maintained but definitely not going down. my calories tend to be high 2000-2200 per day.  for instance, today was 2050.

with my long works hours, my body needs more fuel and it's difficult to eat less.  I don't really want to eat less, either. i'm happy this way.  and the weight will come off as long as i don't screw around so much on weekends.

tomorrow was supposed to be relaxed, but i may be going to visit my grandma with my parents and sister/her boyfriend. i was VERY INTERESTED in taking a walk tomorrow as my CARDIO exercise was VERY LITTLE this week. tomorrow was my ONE day to get a nice, like at least 4 mile, walk in.  I will be pissed if i don't get a long walk in. PISSED. and therefore, i may skip lunch with my folks and grandma. but then i'll regret it. so i will probably go....ugh.

going to the movies tomorrow night, which i want to do, but that's sitting. so as you can see, i want to sleep in but i still want to exercise tomorrow. ahhh, the dilemna haha. 

exercise today: no cardio, one hour weights/back/abs/200 pushups.

 

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

moogy on 03/11/2011:
I hope that you have a lovely weekend and get your walk in tomorrow, if only so that you can enjoy the rest of your weekend. Good exercise today though, might not have been cardio but was def hard work!! Good for you:)



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

my weight is still 132-133 so i can't go for a massage this weekend. I may try to hurry it up a bit this coming week - since for the past few weeks i've been slacking - eating lots on the weekend and the weight is being maintained but definitely not going down. my calories tend to be high 2000-2200 per day.  for instance, today was 2050.

with my long works hours, my body needs more fuel and it's difficult to eat less.  I don't really want to eat less, either. i'm happy this way.  and the weight will come off as long as i don't screw around so much on weekends.

tomorrow was supposed to be relaxed, but i may be going to visit my grandma with my parents and sister/her boyfriend. i was VERY INTERESTED in taking a walk tomorrow as my CARDIO exercise was VERY LITTLE this week. tomorrow was my ONE day to get a nice, like at least 4 mile, walk in.  I will be pissed if i don't get a long walk in. PISSED. and therefore, i may skip lunch with my folks and grandma. but then i'll regret it. so i will probably go....ugh.

going to the movies tomorrow night, which i want to do, but that's sitting. so as you can see, i want to sleep in but i still want to exercise tomorrow. ahhh, the dilemna haha. 

exercise today: no cardio, one hour weights/back/abs/200 pushups.

 

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


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

freakin tired today. i am not going to bed very early bc i wanted to go on the computer and read. tomorrow i'll go to bed late too. yeah, i'm probably going to have to stop teaching music lessons on thursday nights. I only have two totally free weeknights (monday-thursday) being Mondays and Wednesdays and it's not enough, i don't think. I love the gym and i can't even go on Thursdays. At 28 years old, I think i'm going to stop teaching music on Thursday nights because the things i like to do i'm not doing enough of.

goodnight

exercise: 30 minutes cardio, 1.5 hours weights.

(and i did around 160-200 pushups, i forget how many sets i did, but each set contained 25-35 pushups! wahoo!)

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

nita51 on 03/09/2011:
Sorry you might have to stop your Thursday night teaching classes. I hope things work out for you. Please get some rest. :)


loveray on 03/10/2011:
i hope you get some sleep soon!! i think its great to take some time out for yourself:)



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

good day, but very tired. i am still lacking in the sleep department.

i am gonna try to read a bit, after a very late dinner. not much exercise, about 1.5 miles today.

calories: around 2200.

goodnight.

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

V on 03/08/2011:
Good night! I hope you get some rest!!!


moogy on 03/09/2011:
I thing 1.5 miles is a really good amount of exercise. Good for you!



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

foods up until dinner 1300.

dinner: rice 220, tofu 200, salad 100, strawberries approx 50 - total around 600, alright.

total: around 1900 = perfectly fine.

exercise: 35 min cardio and 4 sets of pushups, 30 per set.

very tiring day. not physically really, since i was sitting ALL day doing paperwork. nothing exciting. but it needed to get done - i'm happy to be paid for my work at least.

so i plan to read tonight at go to sleep early so i can feel better tomorrow. :-)

I'm suprised so many of you on here didn't criticize my last journal entry. i'm actually glad you didn't - and i'm sure those of you that would just decided not to comment, haha!

with being so busy, and the job situation always changing, it seems i'm looking to do just about anything and everything to take my mind off the challenges i'm facing...i think that is part of the reason i want to have these one-night-stands/hookups/whatever you want to call them. I'm not done...I am eager to do this again, to choose a guy at the bar, and make him mine...do you think that this is very abnormal?

 I don't plan to do this for a long time, but for the next several months, i don't see myself changing.  I don't i'll even go to the bar that many times, but it's something like this: I want to feel like I can have the guys that I want, especially when i'm under the influence i feel i am much more social (duh, that's a reason people socially drink), and I want to prove that i can have the guys i want. that's all.

I'd appreciate your info and opinions, bad and good. or just your thoughts. I never slept around when i was younger, and i am not a big relatinoship type of person. It just turns out I am pretty independent. and i feel and want to experience different sexual situations and this is how i plan to do it, with protection, and because i do enjoy doing this - for the time  being. I do hope it will get old...i know these feelings will change down the road in the future.  :-)

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

V on 03/07/2011:
Who am I or any of us to judge you my friend, I hope that you can build your confidence up enough to do that without liquid courage, and in another setting...That is a true thrill ;) LOl As far as my goal, I will reveal all in time but I will tell you that I have been lifting for a while, so it's not that... :) Have a good one girl!


lolla on 03/07/2011:
Live it up! You are young and free, enjoy this time of your life!


legcramps on 03/08/2011:
Hey, you're having fun - what's wrong with that? I would do the same thing if the opportunities were there ;)



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

no cardio, hour of weights. it's ok, i'll get the cardio in Monday for sure!

I feel no regret! finally, this time, solid fun, man. many of you will dislike this...

I partied at the bar, kissing and dancing with a guy I met there. a nice, good looking, athletic build, nice guy haha...from what i could tell on first impression.

we slept together...and did all sorts of sexual activities...for at least two hours if not more after the bar.  fantastic, not a single regret. it should be fun at 28 years old, why not?

crazy night....and JUST WHAT I NEEDED. always use protection of course....but if you're an adult, not married, not in a relationship....sexual activities can be quite fun once in awhile, no!?

my opinion, of course.

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

getmebackto150 on 03/06/2011:
Sounds like fun night! As long as you had fun and you were careful, thats all that matters.... Glad you had a much needed fun night!!!


loveray on 03/06/2011:
awesome! sounds like a good night out. i remember those days:) enjoy it and so glad you let yourself have a wonderful time!


V on 03/06/2011:
Dislike??? Not this girl! LOl I say you are a responsible young, healthy girl who has needs and anyone who says they don't would be lying! As R.Kelly would say:I don't see nothing wrong"....LOl Haave a good one girlie!


Umpqua on 03/07/2011:
^^LOL biscotti! Here here, glad you had a great time!


waydesmommy on 03/07/2011:
Sounds like you have a terrific time and got plenty of exercise too...lol. It's ok to let yourself have fun. Glad you used protection, that's important. Have a great day!


legcramps on 03/07/2011:
OMG how could you do something so irresponsible?????


legcramps on 03/07/2011:
just kidding, LMAO!!!



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

going to my grandma to help her during dinner. then out tonight for a friend's 29th birthday. and hoping one of my old friends from elementary/high school shows up! :-)  will not drink too much tonight. probably only light beer.

breakfast: chocoloate 200, 10 rice cakes 350, yogurt 160: around 700

lunch: little bit of chinese, chicken sandwich w. cheese, 2 and a half pickles leftover from the rest of the quart i had the other night haha. 550 approx. hopefully not more!

around 1950 leading up to the bar. nice. i did well despite a nasty breakfast!

goodnight all.

happy to have calories under 2500 for today!

exercise: 5 mile walk, approximately! 

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

Umpqua on 03/05/2011:
Sorry you're going through a rough patch, I hope today is better for you!


loveray on 03/05/2011:
i hope you have a better day today. you are doing so well so keep up the momentum. more water and less processed foods! hope you have an awesome time with your friends:)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Mar 04, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

2200 calories. sorta feeling bad lately about life.

it seems i have gained weight and i do weigh more like 133-134 now. i'm not changing my weight on top though. and the massage that i promised myself and tentatively scheduled for next weekend might have to be delayed. I will ONLY go if i weigh 129 or less. that's my promise to myself.

i did no extra cardio at the gym today. only a little, little bit of walking today.

i did do an hour of weights at the gym, well, more like 45-50 minutes.

was rushed.

work was decent. i taught 5 music lessons after. thank gosh my gym is only 15 minutes away from work and 20 minutes or so from my house.

goodnight all.

 

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Mar 03, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

i had a diet coke during the morning, then later two atkins style bars....and my stomach was very messed up by this afternoon.  i had so much gas, man! and, with all the sitting i've been doing at work all day, it just gets worse.  i actually had uncontrollable gas and practically diarrhea...i guess this means i can't eat everything and anything i want anymore, without consequences.

calories are really low...in a good way...about 1500-1600 today! very good.

no exercise, i was teaching lessons after work, got home at 9pm...need sleep.

i was bloated today, i had almost a quart of pickles last night from a deli. oh man, goodnight! 

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

emmy'smom-mom on 03/04/2011:
sounds like it might have been the pickles? I hate pickles so I'll blame them lol Hope your feeling better today :)


loveray on 03/04/2011:
yikes all of those diet things really make me feel weird too - especially after cutting out of my diet. whenever i have them i feel terrible - hope you are feeling better. i do love some pickles though, but every time i eat them i wake up with swollen hands!



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