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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Sep 22, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

good day.

i binged on sauteed broccoli with my dinner: 3 full plates worth! LOL. was so good, i ordered 3 because i was gonna eat it tomorrow as well...lol. all tonight and then a microwave meal on top of that. hopefully i will not have too much gas tomorrow lol. haha.

total: around 2000, hopefully less. lol and single serve size of pumpkin pie. total = 2370 lovely ones (calories).  I do not regret these calories, because the big picture is that they are not astronomically high at all. they will not cause weight gain with appropriate exercise and calories in the following days. it's the season for pumpkin pie and it's awesome that i found these little haha 370 calorie suckers. yum.

50 min cardio.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

liza36 on 09/23/2011:
Can't say I've every binged on broccoli, but I do like the stuff. Love that you have no regrets about the pie, and a good attitude about the big picture. Have a great weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Sep 21, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

exercise: short bike ride, under a half hour to and from the gym combined, weights 1.5 hardcore hours! wahoo.

calories: around 1750 or so. very good.

dinner was big: lots of tofu heated up on dried seaweed 2 packages and two small bags of sun chips. was tasty.


I ended up not working any O.T. today. I asked my boss if I could leave and it was the BEST decision.  I dropped my pants off at the cleaners and went to the gym. HARD CORE workout, I tell ya! 

I have had a few comments on my weightloss. But funny part is, as you can see on my chart and listed in my entries, I haven't even lost over 5 lbs!  It must be because I'm also weightlifting and getting stronger that way. The extra muscle, even if a little bit, probably enhances the weightloss I have achieved.

I love the comments. And my boss seems to think I am in decent shape  - he commented saying he'd like to have a body like mine haha...he is trying to lose weight. But, in my mind, I do not feel like i'm in good shape. I actually feel very fat.  According to the healthy weight charts, I am indeed at the upper end of healthy, so, it's true I can stand to lose some lbs.  (i am short.)

I will keep up my exercising. and I will NOT have any particular weightloss goals, like to be any certain weight. I will let my body lose weight as it wants, trying not to binge and keeping with my exercise routine. Limiting no particular foods and still eating what i want and like. Nothing is off limits. (nothing has been off limits, i'm just saying this is the BEST approach for me for weightloss).

I will be very happy when I reach 125...that's a long ways away though. I am also happy at where I am at now. :-)

My true goal, way down the road, will be to weigh in the teens, like 115. that's probably my end goal. I remember feeling pretty good at the weight  - BUT if I feel good in the low 120's, i may stop there! I don't have a goal to be a skinny and weak woman.



i would like to stay home today....feeling so tired this morning.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

panda22 on 09/21/2011:
Hope you are able to gather some energy and have a good day!

tangalyn on 09/21/2011:
hope ur able to find some energy and have a fabulous day :D

grannyannie on 09/21/2011:
Hope you find some energy and have a good day.

baberachy on 09/22/2011:
Well done keep going ur doing great

legcramps on 09/22/2011:
So great! You sound like you're in great spirits, that's great to see. Where are you at with the policy academy?

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Sep 20, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

feeling nauseous.

2250 cal.

30 min walk.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 09/20/2011:
Short and sweet and says it all - feel better soon.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Sep 19, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

calories before dinner: 1450.

dinner: nice butternut squash souflee 300, lots of lite corn cakes. 200?  perfect, exaclty what i wanted. 500

total: 1950. perfect.


exercise: half hour bike, hour weights/pushups.

I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna lose the extra weight this time. I'm already in the 120's! yay. soooooo awesome. I've done it, I'm doing it! I need to realize that I'm making progress. I've accomplished so much.  I will continue. I will be thinner and thinner, healthier too.  More toned. More everything.  Just what I want, what I like. I'm gonna make this happen. I have to.

I am going to go on a cruise (i want to, it's not planned or anything) and i'm going to look good. there isn't such thing as "perfect."  I will state this: I DO NOT want to look perfect. I want to LOOK GOOD FOR ME. for my body, for what i can do, what i can accomplish, as long as i make the effort, i'll be proud of how i look for who i am.  for my efforts and accomplishments.

yes, i am unhappy with a lot of my life: work and relationships as well as a lack of positive feelings of security and success. but it's ok. i'm working on this, too.  I will be ok. I am hoping that i do get into the police academy. It will be another (good) change of lifestyle. It's certainly what i NEED.

what else? hmm, i don't know. i will just keep up the good work. and lack of binges. I am doing good, let me just keep reminding myself of this. and get some sleep. and think happy thoughts even when i don't think anything is going my way, bc it is going more my way than i think. other people have it SO MUCH WORSE. i am lucky. thank god. i am so lucky. for so many things that i forget about. a house i can live in. a free car to drive. parents who get so frustrated but really only want the best for me.

i am lucky. i cannot forget this. i am so lucky.



Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

panda22 on 09/19/2011:
Love this entry, great words and so true!

panda22 on 09/19/2011:
Lol yeahhh the bars are great...shakes not so much haha

getmebackto150 on 09/19/2011:
Love this entry! And congrats on the 120s that is AMAZING!!

nomoreforme on 09/20/2011:
Keep the good work up! It's good to know exactly what your goals are. Maybe you should book that cruise ;)

~WI~ on 09/20/2011:
Look at you HOP!!! Way to GO!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Sep 18, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

late night edit: i was gonna be in bed by like 8:30 but my friend stayed late and i helped her get gas and stuff. so it's a little later, but i should still be able to manage a decent amount of sleep for tomorrow.

calories before dinner: 1100.

dinner: big buffet, but mostly healthy. probably 1,000 for dinner. killer was the dessert though. maybe also 800?

so maybe 2900 at most. not terrible. without dessert would have been better. but i don't regret it bc the dessert was all kinds of tastes of different cakes. bite sized pieces and also some green tea ice cream. nice to splurge now and again....plus, i still weighed 129 this AM. doing good. maybe 128 by the end of this week!



(i still weigh 129 :-) )


10 hrs of sleep and i could sleep more!!!!!!! haha

breakfast: fruit 100, cereal and soy milk 300, corn cakes 40. total: 440.

snack: healthy wheat cakes (lots of fiber - COCO Lite multigrain cakes - look 'em up online!) http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10001&productId=723642 120  (i didn't purchase from Wegman's, but this is what i had. 6 of them. they are huge and fun. 6g fiber for the multigrain, the corn ones of no fiber.


i think i'm gonna fall back to sleep now.tempted to eat one of the single serve 370 cal pumpkin pies i bought. i bought 2 of 'em. grrr, but what i probably am is tired, not hungry....(or maybe i'll actually clean up, fold and do laundry, empty the dishwasher, and cook....) too  much to do this AM because later i'll be leaving the house in less than two hours to drive out to the the outlets on Long Island (1.5 hrs or so away.)  I am good with just relaxing here for a little. i guess i can do only what i can and not rush. i really don't wanna do any rushing today.  and i plan to sleep a lot tonight.  maybe be in bed before 8 if i can. last week i had such a lack of sleep (waking up several days around 4:30am for work and going to bed around 11pm) that i'm still exhausted.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 09/18/2011:
That is nice ten hours of sleep...zzzz...just the thought of it is relaxing.

grannyannie on 09/18/2011:
If you slept 10 hours you must have really needed it! A lot of people don't like V8. It's not as good here even though it's the same recipe as in the US, but just doesn't taste the same.

hollybelle on 09/18/2011:
I got those popcorn things at Whole Foods here. They were pretty good for a snack with peanut butter or cream cheese spread on them. I liked the crunch.

panda22 on 09/18/2011:
Yay for 129 and on to 128!! :) you are doing awesome girl! I agree it is more than ok to splurge once in awhile. There is a wonderful Chinese buffet that my husband and i love because they have great sushi...all you can eat and you just cant beat it since sushi is sooo expensive! Anyway, i get everything i want and then dessert but I never feel bad after eating there because it's something we enjoy as a family outing and it's something i feel i deserve. We all do. Keep it up, i know you will reach your goal for the week :)

hollybelle on 09/19/2011:
I am glad you don't regret the big delicious dinner. Have a great week.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Sep 17, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

today: breakfast: 100

snacks: bar 150, bar 150, coffee 50: 350

lunch: cooked salmon (maybe around 300?), also some salad with a little fruit, croutons and chicken. 150 more?

total so far: 800...snack 900 total.

BIG dinner: cucumber salad 100, squash souflee 300, chicken and salad 250, chips 220, fruit 100....let's say 1,000.

total: 1900. fabulous.




yesterday, friday: maybe less than 2500 cal. went out to dinner and had dessert and drinks. so it added up. it's totally OK.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Sep 15, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

sorry not to comment on your entries, but i'm so exhausted....soon ladies! i promise. thanks for cheering me on even though i've been absent from the cheering section!

calories till end of workday: 1200.

calories in car after: veggies and fruit: 200.

calories at dinner: healthy! sauteed veggies and chicken, but a ton! 450?

total: 1850.

exercise: not much. half hour walk on treadmill.

work: only from 7am-4:30pm. less than the past 3 days. good! i hope to do similiar tomorrow and not end at 5:30. i find that two hours overtime is pushing it when i'm sitting at the computer all day long with no movement.


Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 09/16/2011:
I read somewhere that if you have a sedentary job you should try to get up & move every hour. Sounded like good advice.Your meals look good & 1/2 hr walking is way better than no exercise.

legcramps on 09/16/2011:
I've been absent from the cheering squad lately too! I'm sorry to hear that your work life is getting so hectic. I hope you can manage to find some balance there somehow.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Sep 14, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

wahoo. today, after a very light dinner last night so hopefully this number will stick, I weighed in at 129!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (of course after breakfast i'll weight more lol) I plan to lower my goal on here now...

First time i'm in the 120s since I believe Sept 2008. 3 years.

I do NOT feel healthy though. I've been sitting for hours on end at work and my ass is beginning to feel majorly mushy....also this could be bc of weight loss...i may have to do some lower body weights work soon!!!!!!!!!!! :-) happy about my weightloss progress though. I have not been rushing the weightloss and calories are usually pretty high, around 2000.

1850 calories.

45 min exercise.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

liza36 on 09/14/2011:
Congratulations on seeing the 120s!!! Fantastic job.

getmebackto150 on 09/14/2011:
congrats on the 120s!! Have a great day!!

panda22 on 09/14/2011:
Yay for the loss! That's awesome!! :)

thinkpositive on 09/14/2011:
That is amazing- must have felt like having a party when you saw the numbers on the scale!

glycrina on 09/15/2011:
I hope to join you in the 120s in a few months . . .

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Sep 13, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

at this rate, i may be 129 by Friday. :-)


not a lot of exercise, i would have liked more cardio.

30 min bike. 1 hr weights. approx.

i am exhausted from work.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 09/14/2011:
Great exercise for someone who is exhausted!

nomoreforme on 09/14/2011:
Good luck reaching 129!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Sep 12, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

OMG! this morning i weighed 130!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay. so close to the 120's. on another note, i'm not exercising as much as i would like to bc of work. I worked 11hrs today and that is far too much!


exercise: 1/2 hour walk before showering and bed.

worked 8am-7pm. tomorrow i start work at 7am. ugh.  this means i left my house at 7am and got home at 8pm.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

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