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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jan 27, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

weight around 126.5

i didn't make a dent in any kinda decrease in my calories this week but i will aim for that next weekend and also eat in moderation on the weekend. :-)

breakfast: drink, oatmeal and milk, pita bread: 420.


long, hard day at work. i felt horrible. and looked horrible. :-(

but it ended well, at the gym. just walking, slowly, but i went and that's the ONLY thing that matters.

exercise: slow hour walk, not even at 3.0 speed while on the phone lol.

work hours: 8-6:30.

this is how i worked this week, also with an hour commute each way to add...

Monday: 7-6, Tuesday 7-6, Wednesday 7-5:45, Thursday 8-5:45, Fri 8-6:30

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

liza36 on 01/27/2012:
Have a good weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jan 25, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5


200 cals over today. :-( oh well, tomorrow's a new day.

1am yep, up in the middle of the night. oh well., protein bar: 250. ginger tea.

6am breakfast: 2 nutritional candies 40 lol they have calcium - they were sitting on my desk and i was tempted!, oatmeal, banana on bread - extra bread? 560.

let me just calculate the calories, before gym was 2150, after i had two very small protein bars, 260 total.

total cal: 2410. not great, not terrible.

gym: cardio and full weights routine.

i am utterly exhausted, i feel  like death, and i have pretty gross acne on my chin. why? no sleep and too much stress. sucks. i have a ****ty job that i will keep until what i do want actually happens. it will.


Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Kati on 01/26/2012:
lol, your boss is a notorious food skipper? What does he eat, or does he live on sunshine like those crazy sun eaters?

grannyannie on 01/26/2012:
Have a great day!

hollybelle on 01/26/2012:
Preventing employees from eating is a violation of workers rights, I think! LOL Sounds like an exciting day at work. Keep up the good efforts HOP! You are really rocking these days.

legcramps on 01/26/2012:
Have fun today!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jan 25, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

worked 7am-5:30pm. monday and tuesday were 7-6pm. i am feeling tired, but not too tired. luckily, i start work "late" tomorrow, at 8am. this should be good for me to kinda get the sleep i need tonight. maybe even 8 hrs if i stop snacking and internet prowling! haha.

DAMN GREAT DAY! i had lunch at 3:30pm not by my own will, trust me...which really prevented any hunger before the gym after work lol. my boss and i were working to get a project emailed and out by a deadline and i am working directly with him, same office. you cannot take a break, he said we'd eat when we were done!

anyways, exercise: hour of cardio, 4 miles. and some dumbells for fun.

calories: 1750 (partially due to a dampened appetite after work, but a good amount and i'm happy!)

(for my own info, 3 day average with my 2800 day = a fantastically perfect 2200/day for 3 days....meaning that Thursday and Friday should be good defecit days - days where calories should be less than my needs - gah, finally! as Mon-Wed this week were only good for balancing out my overeating on the weekend. once again, I've got to try harder to just not binge on the weekend. high calories, like 2200-2300 are FINE, but not 2800 or these unreasonable high amounts for someone of my size or i won't reach my goals...and trust me, I will, I've got to! :-)  )





breakfast: oatmeal and milk 200, big banana 150, healthy bread 100: 450, good.

snack: gah, probably trail mix with chocolate and raisins. 250 coffee.

lunch: healthy. 210 + whatever else...

snack: not sure.

dinner: not sure.

see you.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 01/25/2012:
lol. have a good day!!

legcramps on 01/25/2012:
see you ;)

WII on 01/25/2012:
awwww get some good sleep SOON!!!!!

moogy on 01/25/2012:
Great to read such an upbeat entry HOP! Excellent work:)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jan 24, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

edit: finally feeling tired, hitting the pillows at around 11pm...up at 5am...sheesh...6 hrs not enough for me..........my chin is still all broken out. i need more sleep but my job demands being awake and at work for more hours than i'd like to be...and i refuse to stop exercising after work....

(today + 2800 cal day = 2425, still working to average this out from weekend, then working to create even the smallest of deficits to lose weight...must try harder with this on the weekend...)

darn 12am again: 250, protein bar.

breakfast at home, 6am: oatmeal 200, bar 250: 450

snack throughout  morning at work: ugh...bar? 250  Nuttter Butter cookies... total so far, 950..

1pm at work, lunch: lower protein veggie burgers on flatbreads and a tomato juice 450, good.okra stew with chicken/lamb and a flatbread. very good. some diet snapple.

1400..(but ate my boss's lunch, not what i brought...same calories)

snack: apple, diet drink (s)

6:15pm dinner in my car: some of my lunch - veggie burger on a flatbread, tomatoes, diet drinks 300 = PERFECT.

9pm after gym in my car: "indulged" in a higher cal protein bar to fill any hunger before going to bed - i refuse to wake up in the middle of the night as i will not be getting a full night's sleep anyways. it's too late and i have to get up majorly early. oh well. it will end. 350 cal.

2050 cal = pretty perfect. hey, i'm not looking to starve myself, just be moderate, exercise enough, and lose weight. even if slow, it can be done.

speaking of exercise, this is awesome, i didn't want to skip weights all week, like i did do the past two weeks and then only do them on Fri/Sunday. sooo, i did weights, a fast but full routine for an hour and then almost an hour of cardio, 4 miles run/walk on treadmill. i did it all.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 01/24/2012:
Have a good day!!

supercheese on 01/24/2012:
and ha, i just noticed your commentaries to the calories. Todays a new day :)

grannyannie on 01/24/2012:
Just keep going, you'll get there! Have a great day!

hollybelle on 01/24/2012:
Ever tried some valerian root to help sleep? Umpqua suggested it and it works. I do get interesting dreams sometimes with it, but nothing bad and beats no sleeping.....I may take some tonight since I have also been restless - but around 4:00 a.m.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jan 22, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

Tuesday: 12am: woke up cold so i blew dry my wet hair and had a protein bar, 250. up because of myself...probably bc i am getting used to waking up at night?  bc i didn't have much for dinner, either, low in protein. it's ok....this shouldn't last beyond tonight!



lol, gas was better today because i cut down on the volume of food...and far less veggies.


Parents up past midnight cleaning? I am not sure why...but of course i woke up from them. Like always, I can never sleep though the night but it's usually because of my mom bc she is up, waking me up.

12:30am: coconut water. 60.

breakfast: ginger tea, oatmeal, bar? 450

snack: almonds, salted. maybe also a sugary granola bar ( at least it helped my stomach and i had far less darn gas...whenever i put nothingin my stomach all mornign, i'm doomed iwth horrible gas by lunch) 190

lunch: veggies will just about kill me - still too much gas...i know, tmi...coconut water, bagel with eggs white? small chips? 600 and a pita bread and tomato juice 900 cal.

snack: juicy apple 100

dinner: really tasted olive oil/salted almonds 250 bc i didn't have them at work...tomatoes 50 , and an apple 100. lots of diet drinks to fill my stomach....this is my way of cheating the system, per se. 400 total, good.

i had more carbs, as usual lately, at lunch and practically fell asleep from them in the afternoon. ugh! duh, eat less carbs and get more sleep, i know!

calories ended up being awesome, i will not eat right before bed now, like i usually have been.

2000 cal.

exercise also fantastic: 4 miles of jogging/walking. less than one hour. this is good.

some pushups and dumbells for fun because it motivates me when i first get to the gym.

 good thing the gym is next door to work. i got out of work late, before 6pm, started work at 7am. i got home after 8 and i need to be up no later than 5am to get to work by 7am tomorrow. sucky. it's already past 9pm...gotta wind down before hitting the sack, you know!?


Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Kati on 01/23/2012:
wow, you had a GREAT GREAT GREAT calorie amount yesterday! I had the same experience with losing myself early in the morning, and I couldn't stop, really. I was so annoyed and angry with life in general...

supercheese on 01/23/2012:
I agree with kati. Good day of eating!!

V on 01/23/2012:
Man you were up early, i hope you were not exhausted today

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jan 22, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

8am pita breads 450, oatmeal 200, icelandic yogurt, chips 260 = 910. icelandic style (thicker than greek) yogurt, 1010.

11am drink 40 aloe water

12pm lunch: chips 150, protein bar 250 400 total.

2:30 snack: apple and drink 150

4:30 snack: banana and drink 200

7pm- dinner:

dinner: protein bar. 400


2200 cals.

this day ended up being OK. thank god. I was beginning lose myself this morning! I must try a little harder on weekends, still.

exercise: hour cardio, mostly just walking at a leisurly pace. then, weights, for about one hour. and pushups.

overall an ok day. i was very tired and slept/lied in bed/read most of the day until 3pm when i left the house for a walk at the park where they always clear the snow. then i drove to the gym for weights after a snack.


Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/22/2012:
Have a great Sunday!

grumpy on 01/22/2012:
Hey, yea, it can be that. But so many things can vary. It can be whether you went to the bathroom or not (haha), water retention like you said, more calories at night, etc. I wont sweat it. I know I am on track and I will see the results in a day or two. :)

thenewmle on 01/22/2012:
OH, the blueberry oatmeal with egg whites sounds like that mike work! I'll let you know if I get a chance to try it! Thanks!

moogy on 01/22/2012:
I am so glad you dropped by and let me know your height, I was a little worried about you. Being a 5ft person myself I can understand now that 115 is not to low to go!!!:) Thanks for the support as well, I am pretty sedentary most of the time so I find that 1200 is the only way I lose weight with an occasional 1500 thrown in on reckless days!! LOL

V on 01/22/2012:
I hope your day was equally relaxing as mine :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jan 21, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

5am, can't sleep so i took a shower, followed by a granola bar and a big apple, ginger tea. 250.bar 250

9:45 breakfast again! oatmeal 200 yogurts 200

1:30 lunch (pita bread, spicy tomato juice, some of grandma's leftover pastrami and rye sandwich, my own tofu/qunioa/veggies that i cooked last Monday, two cookies = big lunch!): 

1750 after, lunch...

4:30 snack: 250 spicy carrot chips

7:30 dinner: weird...chips 150, pita breads 300? - the calorie listing on the package i have to question! seems too good to be true. probably more calories but whatever...some more veggies and a protein bar 350 more at most.

total: 2800 = just fine!

exercise: cardio, one hour, good. was a snowy day but i actually had two appts and then went to visit grandma. i went to the gym after around 5:30pm.

i will fall asleep early tonight for sure! very tired day.

extra cal: only 600 or so, not bad. weekends are tougher, and i am happy with this total!

plan for tomorrow is a weight workout in the late afternoon, cardio in the moring. cooking. that's it.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

WII on 01/21/2012:
Hope you were able to either get back to sleep or have a relaxing morning :)

grannyannie on 01/21/2012:
Hope you feel rested today. Enjoy your weekend.

Kati on 01/21/2012:
girl, girl, you should go to the doctor and get yourself checked out. You are struggling with a serious insomnia in my understanding. You're always tired, you want to sleep but then you wake up in the middle of the night. This must be stress, and it's not normal having a so stressful life w/ sleep disturbances at the age of 29! If you don't get it straight now while you're young, you're going to be a nervous wreck in 5 years... Or do you rely on the "world ends in 2012", like me? :D

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jan 20, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

hello! i do plan to comment tonight/tomorrow on your journals...it's been a heck of a busy week. busiest year of my life in terms of hours spend working.

breakfast: oatmeal and protein bar : 410.

snack: maybe a protein bar 250

lunch: ?? chips, wheat bagel, naan bread with sauteed garlic (indian food), some chicken curry too. (lots of gas so i've been eating more breads to fix the problem)

dinner: rest of the naan, some veggies, apple.

calories high because i indulged in some tasty stuff (and a bagel i had bought and was looking foward to) for lunch that my boss ordered. definitely worth it!

2400 cal. not bad, not great, but def NOT BAD. only like 200 cal extra, no biggie.

exercise: weights =  fantastic. 1.5 hours at least. 30 min stroll.


Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 01/20/2012:
Good job on the exercise yesterday!

WII on 01/20/2012:
Have a great weekend!

Kati on 01/21/2012:
uhh, 1,5 hr weights!! You rock!! :D

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jan 19, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

Good Morning!

Big Breakfast: oatmeal and brown rice milk 210, yogurt 100, protein bar 250: 560 good.

Snack: coffee, rest of bar from breakfast (2 more big bites)...and a few snack chips things from a coworker

Lunch: healthy veggies, tofu, quinoa, maybe a pita bread some of an everything bagel from the deli with egg. some sun chips. lost my appetite, completely. coffee.

snack: big juicy apple, diet snapples

dinner: rest of my bagel and egg from lunch, rest of chips, big plain pita, some of the veggies, tofu. sounds like a lot, but not really.

total: around 1850 = major success...

exercise: MAJOR success. jogged for almost FORTY minutes! then some slow walking. total miles: 4. total time: a little over 50 minutes. nice.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

V on 01/19/2012:
Good Morning!!

legcramps on 01/19/2012:

hollybelle on 01/19/2012:

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jan 18, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

GREAT, successful day.

50 min cardio, jogging and walking on treadmill. quick 3 sets of dumbell raises for my biceps.

2100 calories.

my boss didn't want his lunch and gave it to me, so i had it for dinner at the gym after working out. haha, worked out PERFECTLY. it was sauteed spinach with garlic inside of whole wheat pizza dough! lol. that is actually healthy! :-) ohhh,  and this was huge....it was over a foot long, i didn't eat all the dough, mostly just the inside, which was probably a good 2 cups of spinach with garlic. i couldn't help it, it was so good. then, i had what probably equalled half a bagel or a little more of the dough. was great.

good day, today.

lately i'm CRAVING carbs at lunch and just have been giving in. maybe i really do need them.  mostly healthy carbs, but the craving has been there for two days. like today, i had 140 cal of  chips and whole wheat bread (3 slices) toasted like 300 cal...and then some veggies/tofu. but i am just starving for carbs lately.

more about the carbs...i guess it makes sense as most of a healthy diet's calories are from the carbohydrate family. even like 70% of calories could be from carbs. with that being said, i'm hardly overdoing it, in my opinion.

i have been trying to maintain a healthy exercise approach, so maybe it is carbs i need to do so.

meanwhile, a lack of sleep cannot be helpful and today i didn't have any sorta snack before lunch....i was starving for it. tomorrow i will have a snack, probably a protein bar.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Kati on 01/19/2012:
yeah, the 70% is correct. There are low-carb diets but well, those are LOW-CARB DIETS, so the aim of the game is to keep the carbs lower than 70%. As you're not doing any special diet, just trying to keep it mindful and healthy, I think you're doing great. :)

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