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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. :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Sep 27, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

Day ends at about 4050 calories. could be worse. but, i am sorta ashamed at myself...because this didn't have to happen. i could have slept the day away and it would have been better than eating like this...

but it's done. and tomorrow will be a good one. And I will once again not binge for a long, long time...because this is important for me to stop.

eggplant chips did NOT come out very well. they needed to cook MORE and have LESS seasonings...

I binged today...first time since september 3rd. No good reason, but i was feeling EXTREMELY lethargic today and yesterday. not a good reason to binge, but this is usually how i feel before i do.

I want to try and cook eggplant chips today...looking for a recipe...and also I bought ANOTHER cabbage to cook with carrots...

Breakfast: Grapes 50, yogurt 110, oatmeal and almond milk 210: 370 :-)

binging....3,000 calories almost exactly...

Snack: 2 cookies 260, milk 50, popcorn 100: 410



exercise: one hour of elliptical. it was difficult with such a full stomach!

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

skinnygrlwithin on 09/27/2010:
No you're right any weight loss is progress... and I know I can't be super restrictive forever...but I've been in this spot once before... almost at the same weight (I tend to get chubby during super super stressful times in my life...and this is time #3)... and I was able to lose almost 20 pounds in a little over 2 months... when I put my mind to something... really have a goal and depend on myself to reach it I have really good will power. So once I reach my goal weight I will allow myself to be normal again and not so crazy (because I naturally am tiny)... but until than I just have to do this.

getmebackto150 on 09/27/2010:
ooh let me know how the eggplant chips come out... That sounds like somthing I would totally be into!!!

V on 09/27/2010:
Naw but i am there so much I might as well work there! LOL....Thank you for the love! I am lots better today :) It really hit me hard, I wasn't expecting that!

cristianao on 09/27/2010:
this weather has not gotten any better.. i guess gym it is!!

CoverGirl on 09/27/2010:
(: thank you for caring, and Im going to try n not starve myself

KathyBlue on 09/27/2010:
LOL, for us Seitan is a piece of bread... it has looots of protein (wheat gluten) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_gluten_%28food%29

KathyBlue on 09/27/2010:
as they say: "A 3 1/2 ounce (100 gram) serving contains 118 calories, 18% protein and less than 1% unsaturated fat. The same amount of beef has 207 calories and 32.2% protein and is high in saturated fats."

just42day on 09/27/2010:
Yes, the tuna salad is really good. Love the sweetness of the carrots and peas. A crunch (carrot) and pop (pea) in every bite! :)

legcramps on 09/27/2010:
ooo, eggplant chips - sounds interesting!

tangalyn on 09/27/2010:
ur food sounds good too (i think lol) havent really ever had eggplant :) but does sound good.. hope u have a great day!!

sweetpea1977 on 09/27/2010:
Hey HOP! Thanks for the well wishes!

It looks like you've been doing really well lately. Way to goo!

Mmm, eggplant chips! Sounds yummy. Hope you find a good recipe!

loveray on 09/27/2010:
im so sorry love. i hope you have a better evening. try to breathe and know we all slip up. keep up the progress. one day will not slow your efforts. you can do it!! xoxo

selina on 09/27/2010:
Hi Hop! No, you never told me about your artist friend... does she have a website? I'd love to see her work...

So sorry to hear about your binge... but you know what, you have veen doing so well since sep 3rd, so you can pick yourself up right now and start anew without missing a beat. Have a great day, Hop, and take a rest if you feel tired.

hollybelle on 09/27/2010:
Checking in with you - I hear you about lethargy! I had been feeling that way for MONTHS and couldn't figure it out - usually activity is the solution - but wasn't cutting it for me for seveeral months - but the last 1-2 weeks that seems to be lifting and I have that old "antsy" feeling again. Hang in there and keep at it and it'll happen is all I can say!

moogy on 09/27/2010:
Sorry that you had a back step HOP, but you know this binge wasn't as bad as some that you have had, so maybe you are slowly improving even that area of your life. Anyway, today is a new day and you know now that you can overcome these setbacks. So onward and downward, no recriminations of feeling sorry, just moving on from here.

Umpqua on 09/27/2010:
I have tried a bunch of times to crisp up eggplant, with no success. If you figure out the right temp/prep combo please let me know, I'd love to make crisps or fries!

breakaway on 09/27/2010:
Well, for a first binge since Sept 3 that is not bad at all. You were doing very good and you will again after today :D Just keep your head up! Your always there for so many of us and your a great inspiration...binges or NO binges! Hang in there!

V on 09/27/2010:
:( You were doing so good and I know how hard it has been for you! keep your head up HOP! I know for you it will be back to buisness :) stop sabotaging yourself, you only have 2 more to go til your mini goal...You have this!

V on 09/28/2010:
Ooh i was just mentioning to umpqua that maybe dip the egg plant in a egg white wash and coat them with either fiber one cereal before cooking,

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Sep 26, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

6:30am early snack: 2 apples 180

10am Breakfast: oatmeal and almond milk 200, yogurt w. cinnamon and sf maple syrup: 120: 320 :-) Perfecto.

500 = pretty darn nice if i say so myself :-)




Dinner: huge, but all veggies, fruits, tofu: around 500

Snack: ended up eating after dinner, around 300.

total 1950-2000.

EXERCISE: will be at the gym, will bring snacks, will be there a long time...for weights and cardio....  :-)


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

V on 09/26/2010:
Breakfast sounds yummers :P Have a great workout :)

moogy on 09/26/2010:
It does sound like a delicious start to the day, have a good time at the gym, good idea to take snacks. I hope you finish you day really well HOP.

teensybikini on 09/26/2010:
Short sweet and to the point. Nice enrty. keep up the great work. Hope your workout went well!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Sep 25, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

Breakfast: grapes 40, oatmeal and almond milk 200, yogurt 110: 350 great.

 Lunch w. grandma...

snack: bran w. almond milk

dinner: 1/2 quesadilla at fridays, 2 salsa side dishes w. lettuce, too much diet coke!  hmmm, maybe like 900?

late snack: bran and almond milk 100

1950...overall, AWESOME! i LOVE that i didn't finish my quesadilla! :-) and it was good...well, it was a bit soggy, but still it was a quesadilla!

exercise: NONE. rest day!

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

moogy on 09/25/2010:
Yesterday was a good day HOP, I hope you have a good enjoyable healthy weekend. You are doing really well. I am proud of you.

just42day on 09/25/2010:
Within 1 lb of your goal! I'm so excited for you :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Sep 24, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

Wow, did another week just pass by!?

Late Breakfast: big apple 100, oatmeal and almond milk 200, yogurt and dark chocolate ovaltine 120: 420. good.

yogurt 130, bar, banana....850 total

Snack/Lunch, depending: 550, 20.

dinner: tofu 200, 150, apple 100, apple 100: 550

total: 2010

gym weights and walking.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 09/24/2010:
This week has really passsed quickly for me, too. Have a great weekend!

moogy on 09/24/2010:
Yes, life is whizzing by, another week closer to your goal, maybe this week is the week. What do you think HOP?

V on 09/24/2010:
Yes the week did seem to zip right by :) Have a good evening!!! I think this totally might be the week to meet your goal :)

tangalyn on 09/25/2010:
yep.,. time just flyin by, seems to go faster every week... hope u have a great day! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Sep 23, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

breakfast: apple 100, rest of cooked cabbage and tofu 300, 2 servings pretzels 220: 620.

went to bed REALLY late, around 2:15. I was finishing reading a book,"Lucia, Lucia."  It's on the NY Times list and it was fabulous.

lunch: nectarine 100 big, cereal and milk 200, yogurt 150, more yogurt 160, popcorn too much fake butter 300, ice cream 400: 1310

tsf: 1930...blah.

snack: lots of fruit 220

total 2150.

snack: coffees 150

snack: bar, apple, diet soda: 260

total around 2560. ok. not great, not terrible by any means.

no exercise.

day off!


Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

loveray on 09/23/2010:
i have been wanting to read that book! maybe ill check it out. xoxo

hollybelle on 09/23/2010:
My friend gave me that book and I want to read it. I have too many going now - but someday.....good to know you liked it. I have recently read The Help - it was wonderful, but I'm not sure a younger person would "get" it as much as someone of my generation. My book club is reading the Steig Larsson triology: The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. So far we've only on the first one.....

moogy on 09/23/2010:
It is hard to put a rivitting book down, I have read a few of those myself, just have to get to the end. Then wish there was a series. I bet you will enjoy your sleep tonight. have a good day HOP

V on 09/23/2010:
Totally want to get that book now! thanks for the heads up :) Are you off today?

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Sep 22, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

i still consider friday, sept 3,  my last binge. so, today is the 22nd...that is 19 days of no binging, almost 3 weeks. yay.

IPOD success at the park! haha :-)

For the first time in over a year, i'm trying to charge my IPOD! (battery sometimes plays tricks on me...)yay, i can't wait to use it...especially at the park so this creepy guy doesn't bother me again! haha. usually, i walk and workout in silence...but i miss my music...and i want to download some new tunes!

Very hungry for carbs this morning. It kinda makes sense, though,because i had a lot of protein bars and artificial sugar yesterday.

Breakfast: large peach 100, oatmeal and almond milk 200, some leftover scrambled egg white 40, pretzels 110, yogurt w. ovaltine chocolate 130: 580. good. I was more hungry than usual.  oh, energy drink, too. 600

lunch: banana on wheat, greek yogurt w. some sf syrup and chocolate powder: 360 ok.

snack: yummy cooked cabbage w. mushrooms and tofu, spicy, with black pepper, salt, stirfry sauce, onion, garlic, peanut oil. 300?

snack: apple 100

dinner: protein bar 130, apple, peach (all kinda big) total 330

snack after gym: luna bar which didn't satisfy 180...so i did end up having more tofu and cabbage from what i made earlier. wow, it was a lot...and i have more for tomorrow! 320 more for a total of 500.

total: 2150...not good for weightloss, but otherwise it is a fine total. :-)

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 09/22/2010:
cabbage sounds yummmmy :)

loveray on 09/22/2010:
me too!! i ate one of those atkins protein bars yesterday, and it made my tummy yucky...cutting down on the artificial sweeteners today. xo

hollybelle on 09/22/2010:
Protein bars used to help me, but I have noticed they make me feel "weird" lately.

hollybelle on 09/22/2010:
And don't get me started on fake sugar - I can't give it up - but I'm considering working on it!

V on 09/22/2010:
Just make sure your ipod doesn't distract you to the point that your guard is down,Make sure creepy guy is in site at all times :)Have a good day!

KathyBlue on 09/22/2010:
Portuguese? LOL... Strange, Portuguese normally speak English :P. At least during my first year in Portugal I could get on well with people speaking English... then I learned Portuguese, yeah... I'm Hungarian, eheh. Don't worry, I think Portuguese guys love really white girls, if you're blond, white skin, you have the power upon him, lol! :)

Umpqua on 09/22/2010:
I hope you have a great day and enjoy your ipod!

loveray on 09/22/2010:
that cabbage stir fry sounds awesome!! yum.

V on 09/22/2010:
I wish, just a passion for fashion :) if you want to see the show, go to my fb page where you will find the link :) i hope you enjoy it as much as i did...

moogy on 09/22/2010:
Hey, the main thing is that you are feeling good. A few day of lower calories and a couple of higher and you will still be heading in the right direction. You are doing really well.

lose4sure on 09/22/2010:
I find that hungry for carb thing a challenge for me. If I can get over that hump I'll look forward to my 19 days of no binging!

moogy on 09/22/2010:
Nearly three weeks is absolutely worth celebrating, you are doing so well, I am really pleased for you and proud of you. Well done!!!

KathyBlue on 09/23/2010:
ok, brown, white skin does work also! I'm brown, white skin and already own a Portuguese guy, LOLOLOL.... :)

breakaway on 09/23/2010:
Wow great job! And glad you got your ipod to work at the park :D

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Sep 21, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

Breakfast: large peach 100, oatmeal w/ milk 200, yogurt w. ovaltine 120: 420.

Snack: banana on slice of wheat bread, milk: 260

(For lunch i've prepared a stir fry that i cooked after breakfast: bok choy, frying peppers, carrot, mushrooms, scrambled egg whites that i bought like a month ago and still haven't expired haha...shirataki tofu angel hair noodles (you can search them online, very low calorie) also...can probably get two servings at least out of this. also, stir fry sauce, a little sweet and low, seasonings...need to perfect this still...oh, a little bit of peanut oil at the beginning, too...)

My stir-fry came out pretty good and the noodles tasted GOOD. I will use them again in a stir-fry. I used to buy them and not really like them bc i couldn't think how to prepare them, but this worked.

Lunch: 600? lots of stir fry, but good and healthy.

snack: apple 100

snack: large coffee 120

snack: bar 130

snack: bar 230

snack: apple 100

total: around 2,000. good day.

exercise: 3 mi walk in AM, 35 min elliptical in PM



Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

*Hoss's_Mom* on 09/21/2010:
Hope you have a good day! I love peaches nut I think the supper markets are really soggy so I don't eat them much!!!!!

V on 09/21/2010:
I have those miracle noodles as well and they really are good! i haven't tried them in a stir fry yet but now I will, so far I have made them as a low fat mac n cheese( I haven't made that in a while) also just the noodles with ICBINB spray when I have my occasional pasta crave. Have a good day girly :)

getmebackto150 on 09/21/2010:
I LOVE those shiratake noodles!!!!! They are a GREAT low calorie pasta alternative!

moogy on 09/21/2010:
It is sounding like a great day so far HOP, I hope that the rest of it goes just as well. The stir fry sounds really good.

breakaway on 09/21/2010:
You always get some great exercise in. Good for u! Glad stir fry turned out yummy.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Sep 20, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

Edit: My day ends at 2600 calories. Not good, not bad.  Could be SO MUCH WORSE. but still, i need to do better.  Tomorrow's a new day.


I'm not counting today as a binge, but i'm not proud of it either. Calories will be under 3,000...but they are still a bit too high.

breakfast: raspberries: 120, yogurt w. some ovaltine 120, bran and milk 180: 420.

snacks: coffee iced 80, protein bar 130, large apple 110: 320


late lunch: somewhat too much, stopped before i had an even bigger amount/binge: pretzels and tomato 170, microwave meal 360, apple 100, ICE CREAM 700 (this is really what did it!), nuts 250: 1580

tsf: 2320...ok...and i will have something light later...not great.

peach, 2400...


not sure if the stir fry will happen today....



...I plan to cook a stir fry at some point today! :-)...easy day for me...no work.

i also want to read some of this book!  ... can't just exercise all day, although that could be good, too, but not really what i find comforting!

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 09/20/2010:
I re-started the exercising at a very intense level (1 hour in the morning, 1-2 hours afternoon), and it tastes GREAAAT. I really missed this...

loveray on 09/20/2010:
hope you had a great weekend! did you fast / celebrate with family?

V on 09/20/2010:
Have a good day HOP!!!!!!!!

breakaway on 09/20/2010:
Nice breakfast :D Have a great day today!

legcramps on 09/20/2010:
Have a nice, easy day today!

KathyBlue on 09/20/2010:
you're having an EASY day??? Wow, doesn't seem like you :)

moogy on 09/20/2010:
I hope you have a controlled healthy eating day HOP. Maybe inspiration from a book will be just as good as something comforting.

V on 09/20/2010:
Just read your update, I am sorry you are struggling today :( You are right it could have been worse so I am happy to hear you were able to catch your slip up before it became a catastrophe

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Sep 19, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

exercise: AM bike ride for like 20-30 min, afternoon elliptical for 31 minutes haha, night walk for a little over a half hour :-) yes, great exercise!

edit: 1900....late dinner: big salad and dressinig, veggie burger, pretzels, big peach: 500 or so.

total around 2400. not a binge, that's really all that matters. :-)


update on hot gym guy in the previous entry :-)

Breakfast: fresh, sorta, fig 40, large peach 90, oatmeal 150, milk 50, chocolate powder 50: 380..oops, i had a yogurt too which i didn't calculate! ... 480

snack: FRUIT 120 or so.


snack: hot coffee?

lunch: starbucks egg wrap and coffee!...since i will be teaching right next door and i have a big break at lunchtime, for TWO hours. then some reading, I think. right now I will get out and do some bike riding...  bar of some sort...maybe from starbucks! haha.

....depending how i feel, i was thinking of heading to the gym during that lunch break, possibly not going to starbucks at that time, and doing cardio....i really should!...we'll see how i feel after this morning's bike ride!



Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

breakaway on 09/19/2010:
Hope your able to make it to the gym :D Have a great Sunday!

Umpqua on 09/19/2010:
I hope you have a great day and a good ride!

V on 09/19/2010:
If you don't make it to the gym just do a few exercises at home! Have a good day!

KathyBlue on 09/19/2010:
ahh careful with Brazilians, ehehehehe :)

moogy on 09/19/2010:
I am really enjoying seeing all the planning you are putting into your food. You know what you are having, or a least planning to have and working it in to a good programe. You have come a long way in a couple of weeks HOP. I am so pleased for you and you are right you do have a great start now and can move on to losing some weight. Maybe we could swop houses and you could have my summer!!!

V on 09/19/2010:
Did someone say Starbucks???? LOL You didn't binge and your meals were healthy,we all sometimes overshoot our caloric goals but sometimes the body might need a little more fuel....Still think you should at least say hello to Brazil Boy LOL!

just42day on 09/20/2010:
Great job w/no binges! Congrats. Congrats, too, on all your great exercise! You're doing so well. :)

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