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Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Aug 25, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.0

If you need support or want to read a little about my struggles with binging, see previous entry.

Breakfast: fiber one and almond milk 300, bar 230. total 530, good.

Today I have a bootcamp program, specially planned, near the beach at the Hamptons (big area, but it's known as a popular vacation spot and living area for famous stars and celebrities) on Long Island if you've heard of that area (but 2 hours away not at a close beach) and I am both anticipating with excitement and nervous.  I get nervous before new activities with people that I don't know well.  It should be fun, I am just bringing a fruit to have before, some fruit for after. There should be a bbq, and I recently (past year or two) like to have food provided, like a "normal person" and not have to worry about packing my own...whats the fun in that!? :-)

Snack before bootcamp: peach 70


good bootcamp workout, some walking (leisurely) in the afternoon, an overall fantastically fun, exciting day!!! so glad i went!

overall cal, even better than i could guess on a day where it is unplanned and i was anxious, it all worked out very nicely - 2000 cal. this is proof that an active, invigorating lifestyle is something totally meant for me!

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

V on 08/25/2012:
Oh I hear all about the "White" parties in the Hamptons :) That is awesome that you are getting a beach bootcamp today. I am sure it will be a blast..Oh RYC I add healthy starches to the mix from time to time ;) have a great weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Aug 24, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.0

breakfast: toast 80, shake: choc protein powder 100, strawberries 60, 1/2 avocado 160 yogurt 80 460.

good amount of walking after work.

total calories: around 2000....3am bar 200.  2200.


....i was reviewing this past week, almost forgot about last weekend's binge 3700 cal on Saturday. Now I remember. Well, I feel that it's balanced out now if it calculate the average of the past 9 or so days. I wish i wasn't reminded of that binge...lol, not healthy to think about that. 

A long time ago, I would binge frequently, getting into a horrible habit of eating less in the subsequent days after and always trying to calculate a reasonable average calories per day for the week after binging. It was like punishment that I was giving myself, to try to average out a binge, fix it.

Fixing a binge is NOT POSSIBLE.  A binge is a mistake that affects you.  There is no ERASING it.  It affects a person both physically and mentally.  As of late, my binges actually would affect me PHYSICALLY MORE than mentally. My body does not deal well with a load of sugars/carbs that is way too much to process. I feel very sick usually the next day as well...and I am in a horrible mood too.

So, I'm trying, trying to get better. It's very hard & will always be very hard for me.


Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

liza36 on 08/24/2012:
Enjoy your weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Aug 23, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.0

I had a little bout with insomnia last night...i had a little of an energy drink before my workout last night and that is why.  i thought it wouldn't affect me bc it wasn't that much, lol, but it did.  so, i didn't go to bed early.

anyways, i'm still craving fats and carbs. and i'm having more, especially fats.

breakfast: smoothie made with 1/2 an avocado 150, yogurt 80, protein shake 80, peach 80, lil milk 30. 420 (no ice no water). it's tasty, and VERY filling. lots of fiber in the shake mix, maybe some in the avocado, and fiber from the peach.

snack: small coffee and protein bar. 250

lunch: another half an avocado, some sauteed veggies, tofu, CHIPS i think, maybe a pita bread too.

dinner/snack: small plum, kombucha, another drink too maybe..250 (chips as well)

edit: got out of work earlier, 4:45, home around 5:45 and exercised! :-) got home earlier from that, ate a full dinner at 8pm and now relaxing :-) lovely night.

dinner: microwave meal 250, tons of toast (4 slices, but with fiber so healthier - craving carbs and energy) so, total: 550, good!

total cal today: 2000 - good, no complaints!  i will not starve myself or eat too low calorie bc it defeats the purpose and i binge.

exercise: ran around 5 miles, some leg work too! that is good.


Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 08/23/2012:
Stock up on good carbs and good fats - that's your fuel!! We started eating multi grain pitas and tortillas and they are fine and a good source of fiber. And as you know avocado is tasty AND healthy. It's better to eat higher calorie and healthy and then exercise it off instead of lower calorie. congrats on your loss!!

supercheese on 08/23/2012:
I agree with MLE. Sometimes I forget to eat that good fat is SOOOO important. Id rather be full than starving myself. Have a good one!

nunnermack on 08/23/2012:
Shoot! I had the same bout of insomnia as well!! Is there a full moon???

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Aug 22, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.5

breakfast smoothie: 1/4 avocado 80, peach 80, protein shake powder 80, yogurt 80, little milk 30. 350 super!

snack: protein bar.

lunch: 1/4 avocado, tofu, pita., chips. 320 & chips...



bed early...

1700 cal...really hungry, had some toast. 3 slices. total calories today: 2000, good.

walking and full upper body weights routine.

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 08/22/2012:
Have a great one!

selina on 08/23/2012:
yummy foods! RYC: I hope your move will so smoothly when the time comes!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Aug 21, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.5

Breakfast: shake made with yogurt 80, banana 150, chocolate protein shake 150, on the side half an avocado around 150: 530, good. (my body has been craving fats lately...couldn't find the peanut butter (thankfully!) so had the avocado.)

snack: protein bar?

17 days till Canada trip. times flies.

so far: 1900...

2000 cal.

hour cardio.

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Aug 20, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.5

Good Morning :-)

Breakfast smoothie about 2 or 3 cups worth total: one small banana 100, one yogurt 80, vanilla chai vega protein powder 140, lil bit of milk 30, ice: 350. awesome.

snack: decaf coffee, bar?


lunch: 1/2 avocado, tofu, toast. maybe boss' food?!  ....avovado was a great idea because i am feeling better already with the addition of extra fat into my diet, i need it!

dinner: maybe same as lunch...similar, yup. 400.

snack: fruit, bar,around 250-300.

total: around 1800, good.

exercise: full jogging, around 45min-hour.


Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

V on 08/20/2012:
LOL I love how you get lunch on the cheap by eating some of your boss', that is the least he can do for making you work such long hours..Does he bring food from home or order out? Either way, that is pretty cool that he shares :) have a good day HOP

liza36 on 08/20/2012:
Sounds like you had a nice weekend. Your 5 mile jog is awesome! Have a great Monday.

V on 08/20/2012:
LOL sneaky indeed, Hopefully you can make more shakes for bfast! BTW I would NEVER tell, it's our little secret ;) hahaha

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Aug 19, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.5

Today's a new day!

Breafast: fruit 60, fiber one and milk 250, protein bar 200: 510. good.

snack - must be substantial before hour paddleboarding...definitely coconut water 35, protein drink and huge protein brownie bar...needed something filling and satisfying before standup paddleboarding. 600.

wonderful day of exercise and outdoor activities: 9am hour bootcamp, 12pm hour and a lil extra of standup paddleboarding, bike ride in the early evening before dinner for about 30-40 min. perfect. definitely going to bed early tonight!

foodwise, calorie-wise, a thousands times better today

afternoon snack: healthy non-protein bar, coffee. 290.

big dinner: salad 80, eggplant dish 450, tofu 200, plum 50: around 800.

total today: 2200, good.

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

V on 08/19/2012:
Stand up Paddle board is a great core workout! Congrats on signing up for the Turkey Trot..I am sure you will be more than ready my friend :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Aug 18, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.5

so excited for tomorrow early morning and afternoon...boot camp followed by an hour of stand up paddleboarding! well, there is a two hour break inbetween the two activities - enough time to eat a substantial snack and drive from one location to the next.  lol, i love trying new activities that keep you in shape!

slow, relaxing weekend. not too many plans besides the main ones: bootcamp in AM today, visit grandma later for dinner. tomorrow bootcamp followed in the afternoon by a stand-up paddleboarding lesson for an hour (got a deal - love internet deals!), and some walking later on. nothing else major or late at night besides a little laundry and food shopping, stopping by Victoria's Secret to pick up a free pair of underwear yay! I don't wanna burn myself out this weekend, so i'd rather it be kinda easy.

4am: up and cannot sleep. snacking and on computer, my brain wants to be active since, once again, i've been doing nothing all week except work and gym...

4am breakfast: 2 fiber one bars: 250. (one a peanut butter flavor, one a chocolate mocha flavor...both alright, but will not buy these flavors again)., leftover hard boiled egg, fiber one cereal and milk: total 500.

8am breakfast #2: egg whites with a lil butter 150, toast (3 slices) with some tomato based spread 250, sugary strawberry banana 2% Chobani yogurt 160. this all hit the spot! :-) total cal: 560. good.  (i haven't been eating enough fats lately so that's why the butter, 2% yogurt - i did the same thing for my coffees the past few days - whole milk. yeah, i know it's not the best types of fats, but it's also better than everything being fat free!)

11am snack after bootcamp: 60 calorie coconut water

12pm lunch: huge salad, vegetable soup, around 450

bootcamp at 10am was fabulous and I feel like i sweated out every bad food/drink i ingested and every bad thought in my head this am!

later evening exercise after dinner: 5 mi jog. so proud of myself. i had no idea i was in shape to run 5 mi. the bootcamp has helped my progress, even though we don't run near that amount, not even one mile usually! or maybe around 1 mi in bootcamp. so, i am excited...for Thanksgiving, I'm signing up for the neighborhood Turkey Trot. and if it includes a 10k, i'm in. if only a 5k, i'm in for that too. yes! i did stop to use the bathroom, but mostly a continuous 5 mi jog. last jog i did last week was only 3 mi, what a difference. wow this is simply amazing. never have i been able to run so smoothly.

snack: cantelope 100 and a protein shake (healthier kind) vanilla chai flabor 150 cal. 250 here...**** small binging today. 400 in protein bars.


early dinner: big. at 1200.

snack: 100

overall, i had 3700 cal. ok with it. weightloss and weight maintenance is the overall picture, the big picture. today was a loss of a day, but not a journey.


Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

V on 08/18/2012:
Sorry that you were not able to sleep in, that really sucks :( It happens to me almost every Sunday but I try to get a good nap in at some point of the day..Have a great bootcamp workout!

grannyannie on 08/18/2012:
Hope you get some good sleep tonight. Have a great weekend.

I've been in some FB discussions/arguments about Kindle vs real books. Real books will never disappear, but Kindles are fantastic for travelling! I also love mine because my eyes don't get tired when I read on a Kindle, and they do with paper books. I've got tons of real books at home, and those with photos must be a paper book. Since we travel a lot, a Kindle is a blessing.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Aug 17, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.5

breakfast: a lil earlier than usual, a protein drink, two fiber one bars: 380, good.

snack: coffee (decaf) , bar? this works for me...650

lunch: tofu, sun chipschips, maybe boss' food(sauteed veggies), some sauce....500

dinner: watermelon, drinks, pita, leftover tofu/boss' food 400 at most.  1550...

snacking: ehh, two protein bars, milk 450. eh, is ok.

2000 cal = fine. what am i complaining about!?  :-)

BED..., early night.

oh, and worked approximately 11 hours today. 8-7.

exercise: simple tonight = walking, i think 3.5 mi, maybe 4, i lost track!

I am VERY close to weighing 120, so very close. It may take 2 weeks, it may take 2 months, I am gonna get there...I am starting to feel that feeling I get when I am reaching my weightloss goal, the anticipatory feeling. I am trying to relax with it, and let my weightloss happen slowly, so that it can stay off forever this time. slow weightloss is definitely helping the weightloss stick around. from firsthand experience, i can tell you, it is easier to keep the weightloss happening with patience, persistance, and a slower process, as long as you can take note of the progress that has happened over time, don't forget how far you've come. for me, i've already lost 13 pounds from last summer. awesome.  finally, i see it in a couple pairs of my jeans, they don't look as nice when they are baggy in the legs (they used to be skin tight!)...i may throw them out! :-)

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

liza36 on 08/17/2012:
Happy Friday!

hollybelle on 08/17/2012:
TGIF! HAve a good one, HOP!

supercheese on 08/17/2012:
Have a good one!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Aug 16, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

I weigh 123 :-)  But i've been feeling terrible this week as well...

Thanks for all the complimens yesterday, I need to do some commenting on your diaries, always slacking!!!

Breakfast: granola bars and protein shake: 340.

I don't feel good and would rather take today OFF.... :-(

snack: dacaf coffee? bar. 310

lunch: toast, tofu, chips 450

snack/dinner: cookie 100, other cookies 50, strawberries 100: 250

snacks: 2 protein shakes 250 total

total: 1600 = winner.

exercise: slow walking, entire upper body weights routine.

may do weights tonight, maybe not (upper body).  I have been feeling incredibly week and tired this week :-(  Last night I got a full night's sleep but I feel like I need more than I even got.  I am exhausted again...  I need to sleep well most nights a week, not one night a week. Doing hardcore exercise, you need recovery time...

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

liza36 on 08/16/2012:
Hope you can get some good rest. Sleep is so important, as you know. Have a great day.

supercheese on 08/16/2012:

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