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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 01, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

feeling kinda gross and tired after yesterday's small binge....

breakfast: 300: fiber one and milk.


exercise: 1.5 hr weights!!!

liza36 on 06/01/2011:
Hope today's a good one. I too am recoving from a mini binge on Monday, and then eating out yesterday. We can get back on the wagon today!!

Umpqua on 06/01/2011:
Have a good one!

hollybelle on 06/01/2011:
Yes, I want to eat really clean the next 2 weeks to get rid of all the Memorial Day cookout "residue"! My strategy is to remember how good it feels......have a good day, yourself!

thinkpositive on 06/01/2011:
Good luck getting back on track!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday May 31, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

edit: slight binging at night after my wendy's dinner of 600 cal, on chinese 500 or so and candies 400 or so after dinner.

total calories 3,000. going to bed early so i can exercise with weights at the gym and burn some of these extra cals...whoa. it's alright, the food was tasty.


tonight i'm going to write an update here, no matter what. :-) An update about my life and all the craziness...definitely some craziness...

100 snack - strawberries

350 breakfast - milk, fiber one cereal, coconut milk

snacks: sucking candy. hard to snack right

at work, looks bad. i know candy is bad, but it's fast and easy, simple for NOW. 200.

lunch: some chips 150, 1/2 bagel with turkey: 450.

snack: other half the bagel and turkey : around 300. (nice and mushy, tender bagel!)

snack: hot dog bun, yes, really! 120 was very, very satisfyingly tasty and fluffy.



bed early :-)

exercise: not planning on much, just a walk. i did 15 quick minutes at 5:45am this morning outside biking....i was up EARLY! :-)

V on 05/31/2011:
Hey girlie! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

thinkpositive on 05/31/2011:
Have a sparkling day!

hollybelle on 05/31/2011:
:o) <3 <3 <3

~Moody~ on 05/31/2011:
Looks like you are having a good day, Yay!!

hollybelle on 05/31/2011:
No update - what craziness?

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday May 30, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

early breakfast, so hungry!: orange, 80, watermelon 170, dried fruit: 150: 400.

late breakfast: a bit much salted seaweed snacks (very good, like eating chips!) 180, yogurts and almond milk 450


late lunch at beach: iced coffee 60, croissant with eggwhites and cheese 450, around 510.

snack: with friend, part of her garlic knot breadstick, really good, very oily though at pizza place...200?

total so far: 1560...very good...

dinner: two yellow peppers, small, 60, frankfuter bun 120, yogurt 100, butternut squash souffle 180: 460.

total: 2020....hopefully bed in an hour or two!

maybe a bike ride, light dinner. bed early though. lots of laundry/cleaning to do before bed....i hope that you all had a good weekend...my day today at the beach with my best friend was such a great start of this summer. it's left me in a very, very good mood. i'm feeling much better than i did last week.


loveray on 05/30/2011:
I was hungry this morning too!! hope you are having a great weekend sweetie.

KathyBlue on 05/30/2011:
wow HOP, you're keeping it under control! I'm so proud of you!!! xoxo have a great memorial day! :)

hollybelle on 05/30/2011:
Great nutrition, too. Hope you have today off - or at least have been having some fun here and there. Hope life is less annoying soon! :o)

~Moody~ on 05/30/2011:
Sounds like the perfect day~Yay!!

hollybelle on 05/30/2011:
Ah, feeling better.....good!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday May 29, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 138.0

9am breakfast: 650, snack 110: 760

11:30am:snack : 6 oz raspberies, iced coffee 160

1pm: lunch: banana in a fiber/flax really wrap: 220, butternut squash souffle 200, egg 80: 500

4pm snack: light juice and dried sesame seaweed: 60



exercise: 30 min bike ride, 40 min walk, 1.5 hours weights. perfect.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

moogy on 05/29/2011:
I hope that you are having a good day HOP. Certainly your foods so far have been excellent. Look after yourself:)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday May 28, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 138.0

maybe around 2250 calories today...not sure since most foods were not packaged so i had to guess....hopefully not more...


Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Happy Saturday.

So far, I'm having a great day.  I'm partying tonight - a change of pace.  last night was wacky. i will recap soon!!! :-)

calories so far: some of a biscuit, eggwhites and some egg yolk, some cinnamon bun, some milk and some coffee...not all of anything, except the coffee!...breakfast 500, ounce of wheatgrass: 10 snack:milk  90, 600 total and two light drinks 60.

lunch: a bit many marinated muchrooms (over a pound of them- one quart's worth!)...no clue for the mushrooms!!! i'm guessing it at 300 calories. and yogurt/cottage cheese 250 total here: 550.

total: 1210....weird foods, definitely.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

loveray on 05/28/2011:
hope you have a great holiday weekend! would love to hear about your wacky night;) xo

Em17 on 05/28/2011:
Have fun partying but not too much =)

shaunnac on 05/28/2011:
lol trying not to gag at the mushrooms. <3 have a great night and be safe!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday May 25, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 138.0

edit...thanks to those who left care and concern on my entry...sorry to scare you all a little bit. i'm emotional moreso due to lack of sleep and anxiety at my new job...that's a lot of it, amongst some other things going on in my life.

(i felt too sick and naseous after the gym to eat, amazingly - this never happens)  I went to the gym after work...so i got to the gym around 8:30 and stayed till a tiny bit after 10pm.

calories for today: 1550, approx.

exercise: 1.5 hours at the gym with weights, back, abs. HEAVEN.....(because i had not exercised at all, walking or weights, on Tuesday and Wednesday and i just couldn't skip working out for a third day in a row...so i decided i'd rather do weights than walking!)

work: a little over 12 hours again today. that's a long day for me! ( i worked from 7am-7:30pm)



1850 calories.

worked over 12 hours...8am till after 8pm.

****ing annoyed with life in general.

hating myself.

its hard to explain, but basically my life is as annoying, complicated, and unsatisfying as it has been since I graduated college 8 years ago. I'm upset, annoyed, have nobody to turn to, and feel utterly alone.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

shaunnac on 05/25/2011:
That is a lot of hours. I am sorry you feel so alone. Hugs.

hollybelle on 05/25/2011:
I'm sorry you are feeling so down. I have had several periods of time when my life annoyed me. I have never actually called it that - but when I read what you wrote it made sense to me because that is how I actually felt in those periods - annoyed. All I can offer is - one way or the other it changed and got better, eventually. Sometimes by something that just happened and other times by something I actually decided to change. It's so hard to get established these days. It was for my generation, too. I live in some real dumpy places and ate a lot of mac and cheese, I had roommates that came and went, but little by little things changed. My jobs got better - grandually, I met people and made friends, I became known in the new town I adopted. There was NO opportunity in the small town where I grew up - at all. I had to leave. My late 20's and early 30's were very difficult financially and emotionally. But things improved despite my best efforts to screw things up! LOL. Sometimes considering those early days, I am amazed at how my life has turned out. :o) I'm not sure what changes you need HOP but change is good. See what you can do to change things around a bit, even if it's not perfect, sometimes just different is better (nothing crazy, of course). I hope this makes sense and is not too personal. I care how you are feeling and relate to what you are saying here, I hope that comes across.

moogy on 05/26/2011:
HOP, I think that you may have depression, I don't mean just feeling low or affected by circumstances. I think it would be a good idea to have a chat to your doctor and let him/her have a understanding of how you have been doing over the past years. If you are feeling that bad about things it may be a way of ruling out depression, but, it may also be the solution to how you have been feeling. I am sending love.:)

hollybelle on 05/26/2011:
How are you feeling today - hope you post after work today.

lolla on 05/26/2011:
My life sucks too, hang in there and things eventually turn around! Lots of hugs to you.

moogy on 05/26/2011:
I am glad to read that you had a good day HOP. Yes, I was worried about you, it is sometimes hard to keep things in perspective when you are in the middle of things. I hope that you have another good day tomorrow.:)

loveray on 05/27/2011:
i am so sorry you are feeling down about life and job, etc. I wish you lots of love and happiness and some rest over this weekend. xoxo

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday May 24, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 138.0

sick....finally caught it from my coworkers. still going in to work. very sore throat.


2200 calories. about a half hour walk.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 05/24/2011:
Feel better soon!

selina on 05/24/2011:
Awwww.... take care and get well soon!

h82bfat on 05/24/2011:
Hope you feel better soon!

Em17 on 05/24/2011:
Feel better =)

loveray on 05/24/2011:
get better soon!! rest and drink lots. xo

~Moody~ on 05/24/2011:
Ugh, sorry to hear..Hope you feel better soon..

hollybelle on 05/24/2011:
Sorry your throat is sore! Maybe gargle with warm salt water????

mcwoo40 on 05/25/2011:
Get well soon HOP :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday May 23, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 138.0

good evening :-D 

calories today: around 1750-1800 perfect.

exercise: weights, 1.5 hours.

goodnight ladies. i'm pooped!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

~Moody~ on 05/23/2011:
Hope you have a relaxing evening~Night~=)

V on 05/23/2011:
I hope you get some rest..I have to ask is everything okay with you?? Lately you haven't been the same bubbly girl :( I am a little concerned

shaunnac on 05/23/2011:
Night HOP!

thinkpositive on 05/23/2011:
Whew... hope you get some rest.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday May 22, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 138.0

breakfast: walnuts 100, fiber one and milk 350, strawberries 100, chocolate jell rings 160, ice cream 140: approx. 850..  (happy with this.)

around 2200 cal today. just happy i'm not binging. that's enough for me right now. cheers to a week that will end next Saturday with partying till dawn for sure...Memorial Day Weekend, the countdown begins now! :-)

exercise: hour walk, 1/2 hour bikeride. bed early!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Em17 on 05/22/2011:
Sounds yummy

shaunnac on 05/22/2011:
I don't know what jell rings are but they sound good!! I am happy your not binging either. Have a great monday

loveray on 05/23/2011:
I hope you have a great week and I am excited about a day off as well! Are you doing anything special for memorial day weekend? xo

moogy on 05/23/2011:
I am glad that you are feeling good about yourself. That is always a big deal for you and it makes me happy to see you in control as well:)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday May 21, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 138.0

total calories today: around 2400....happy with this.

exercise: 2.5 mi walk.


I did weigh one of these recent mornings to find this weight. I expected it and I'm not surprised. I'm thankful that i'm so knowledgable on weightlifting and that I have continued to use weights so that even though I weigh this much, I'm still a size 8 (sometimes 10 but usually not). And that's a decent size for my weight and height (5' 1.5"). If i didn't have a weight routine, and I weighed this much, I'd basically be a size 10, at least! The fat instead of muscle would mean more inches and bigger clothes! As you know, muscle weighs more than fat and takes up less space....


early breakfast, 6am: 400 in fiber one, kix, and milk.

late, big and satisfying, healthy breakfast: two pieces tst with butter, 2 eggs, tasty green beans and almonds, glass of milk! i needed this!!! I haven't had a tasty and warm breakfast in quite awhile! it definitely hit the spot! 700 cal.

total cal so far: 1100 perfecto.

lots of errands today, visiting grandma, meeting up with my friend for mall, dinner, movie...a bit too much planned, not all will actually get accomplished, so i'll do what I can and give myself a break!  You wouldn't believe the list of things I need to catch up on.

for my own planning, i'm gonna list what I do actually want to do this morning before driving to grandma and picking up food for her lunch...

-to do today: bank and cleaners and pick up grandma's lunch, oil change. maybe tonight: thank-you cards to the students I had to drop from my private teaching :-( no time for them. maybe: contact former teachers/colleagues on facebook with note about looking for a band job. maybe today is a walk, probably not. at least i'll have some of that at the mall.

-to do tomorrow:  maybe cablevision and verizon, maybe nails, maybe bike store...see, i have too much to do!...laundry...too much! weights tomorrow for sure at the gym...and a walk definitely. 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Em17 on 05/21/2011:
Have a great day =)

hollybelle on 05/21/2011:
Wow! big To Do List, HOP! Enjoy your day. Guess I should say sleep tight, by now!

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