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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Nov 03, 2014
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Weight: 0.0

I wrote about the dr appt in yesterday's entry...I go back to the dr in a couple Wednesdays from now...2.5 weeks. I am still resting and not exercising at all.

5am: 2 tablespoons coconut butter and 4 tablespoons peanut butter. 600 cals. Fasting till tonight when I will eat a lot of cooked veggies followed up with s simililar low carb dessert to yesterday - hot wheat bran, tons of cranberries, stevia, high fat either oil or some type of butter / peanut butter. Or, I may just add flax and/ almonds in.

Around 1200-1300....actually around 1450 had some almonds. Success. No exercise and I meant to be home even more but did do a couple errands and got a massage. Back to work tomorrow and will try to keep resting my legs and using the heating pads.

puddles on 11/03/2014:
I have been reading your blogs for a long time and your leg problems have persisted and everytime you go back to your exercises your legs get worst. Maybe the Dr.'s limited exercise schedule is right until it clears up. I had a knee injury and every time I thought I was feeling better and I pushed it too far I got worst. That resulted in me finally ending up on my A S S for 9 months for my leg up and ice and 80 pds later of doing nothing I am here. That was four years ago now my knee if better no pain but I now accept my limitations because the pain is not worth the good feeling of saying I can do anything I want. If I do that their is a price to pay and I am no loner willing to pay with pain. This is just me and I am just putting it out there.


skinnygrlwithin on 11/03/2014:
I agree with puddles. I've never personally experienced an injury like this but a good friend of mine is struggling with shoulder issues. We is a crazy gym nut (I say that in a good way) and right now he's on 6 weeks of completely from the gym in an attempt to let his body recover.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Nov 02, 2014
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Broke my fast at 3:30 with huge servings of cooked cabbage and other veggies as well as a tomato broth based vegetable soup. Followed up with a huge sweet treat I made of: cooked wheat bran made by putting wheat bran crackers in a bowl, submerging them in water, cooking for around 1.5-2 minutes in the microwave, then pouring all water out, using a spoon to mash up the wheat bran into an oatmeal / warm cereal consistency. Add stevia to sweeten. Then pouring some refrigerated cranberries on top (like a cup of them). Put it all back in the microwave and cook for another 2 minutes. Take out and be careful it's hot! Stir everything together. Add sweetener if not sweet enough - stevia. And wow!!!! Hardly any calories and u can make it really big! A full bowl (over 2 cups of this cereal and cranberry mixture) can be around 250 calories. And that is for a monster sized portion! A great dessert. I also added some coconut butter on top to make it tastier and more satisfying from the richness of the butter. So dessert was around 300 cal and way bigger than a small slice of cake! The veggies (mostly cbbage) and huge soup along with this dessert were only around 550 cal. I will eat again a bit later. Planning on 850 cal today.

....had mire veggies, had a bottled sweetened tea, and had a nice wrap with peanut butter and some stevia. Sweet and rich and soooo tasty! Great way to end the evening.

900 cals. Success.

And, 2 day average cals of yesterday's 3300 with today's 900 is 2100 per day. Much better. No exercise. Praying for legs to stop bothering me.

I am off tomorrow. Will be fasting again till afternoon.

puddles on 11/02/2014:
That sounds good Horn. Have a good evening.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Nov 01, 2014
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The rheumatologist had me buy new supportive $160 sneakers by new balance. They were from a specialty shop and I wasn't gonna try to order them for less because I needed them asap. The dr gave me anti inflammatory meds. I go back to him 3 weeks from this past Wednesday.

Today I wanted to do an intermittent fast till diner but got off track. Around 10am I had a ton of stevia in both water and tea. I made the drinks very sweet and the sweetness probably tricked my body that I was eating. I started getting very cold and dizzy and gave in. I had a big meal around 1200. All healthy, just big portions. I may try to fast tomorrow till dinner but even writing that is making me wanna eat even more now. No more stevia when fasting.

Snack corn flour / egg white chips with a black pepper flavor and an ice pop. 200 cal.

1400. So tired! Was gonna drive and join the pool but I would rather relax for the rest of the afternoon!

Calories after dinner: 2300??

Bingeing: peanut butter 400, almonds 260, pb&j and two flour tortillas 350: 1010

3300 total cal. No exercise at all.

I have not returned to weights at the gym. Dr suggested to use the pool but I tried that when I was first injured and it still bothered my legs. My boss actually told me to take Monday off and relax bc he and another boss will not be in! So I am grateful. I will be home resting my legs. And fasting till dinner both days.

Doing a successful fast from Saturday night till 6pm today Sunday. Planning to break my fast with tons of veggies and a big peanut butter I will have 1/4 cup or more of it - on a wrap sandwich with some stevia and maybe cooked squash.

puddles on 11/01/2014:
Sweet always does that for me also. A lesson learned. Have a great day.

horn_of_plenty on 11/02/2014:
Thanks for asking about the dr. This dr said to go to a pool but I still have too much pain so I am relaxing and staying off my legs as much as I can hear. Next week I plan to try to be more active, maybe, depending on how my body feels. Already 3 weeks of no exercise but I feel my body needs this rest more than anything.


Jezebel on 11/01/2014:
I was fascinated by the snack corn flour egg white chips you mentioned. I went on line and found some - brand name IPS. I think they sound really good. I called the only retailer in my area listed on their website, and they said they're out of stock. Before I order some on line, I want your opinion. Do you like them? Do they taste good? Have you tried any of the other flavors? Thanks.

horn_of_plenty on 11/02/2014:
Yes those are the chips...I replied I your entry!


museumgirl on 11/02/2014:
Yes, those do sound tasty. Yesterday I saw falafel chips. Anyone tried those?

horn_of_plenty on 11/02/2014:
Never tried the falafel chips :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 31, 2014
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ThursDay was a success at a party after work. Around 2000-2200.

Friday was good too, probably around 2000-2100?

No exercise for 3 weeks now.

puddles on 10/31/2014:
So how did your Dr. App. go. Have a great day.


liza36 on 10/31/2014:
Always good to count those successes. Way to go!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Oct 29, 2014
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Good Morning! today is a day off, unexpectedly, as my dr. apt was moved from 3pm to noon.  It's smack in the middle of the day, so I'm taking the day off instead of going to work, going to the dr, coming back to work.

I am going to use today as an IT (intermittent fasting) day. My first meal will be between 2-4pm with eating allowed for the remainder of the night.  Goal is to keep it at 1200 calories today. Trying to lose some weight and today would be smart since I am home with all the vegetables and good choices around me to make a successful IT day. Tomorrow would be normal eating, same Friday.

I am going to the rheumatologist today for my tendinosis / tendonitis in my shins. I pray he can give me some additional help and steer me toward a path of recovery as all methods I have tried already did not work. I need to get better and the clock is ticking. Hopefully this apt is a key toward my recovery.

150 cal frozen yogurt 200 cal cooked veggies 200 cal veggie slaw 200 cal horrible sautee that I failed at lol 200 cal turkey 100 cal fruit 600 cal mostly peanut butter plus some squash and some coconut butter with cinnamon and stevia for dessert

1750-1850 I need to stop eating now, lol. All food eaten after 2:30pm. Poor planning and eating. The calculation total is more bc there were a few other things in the mix.

puddles on 10/29/2014:
Let us know what your dr. suggests. Have a great day.


skinnygrlwithin on 10/29/2014:
I hope everything goes well with your doctors appointment! Let us know!!


biscottibody59 on 10/29/2014:
Hope your day is going well!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Oct 28, 2014
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1700 at most. No exercise. Rheumatologist tomorrow.


Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 27, 2014
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Around 2250-2350 good. No exercise. Legs are still very bothersome.

museumgirl on 10/27/2014:
sorry your legs are so troublesome. Frustrating I'm sure. Hope you feel better. :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 26, 2014
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Beg breakfast over a period of 2 hours during an event I attended. 850 calories. Huge bialey (gotta look up the spelling, a type of bagel). It was monster sized! With a nice portion of butter on it - I didn't skimp like I used to and it tastes soooo good. Coffee with extra milk, 2 small pieces of melon. Some tomato slices, cucumber slices, lettuce, and onion shreds. I was so happy to even have lettuce! And lox. Like I said, lots of food, all free at the table buffet style. There were some cream cheeses but I really do not love cheese, I try to stay away from it. I have not had butter in months like what I had in the bagel and it was great.

Breakfast was eaten from around 9:30 till 11:30....so I had lunch a little before 2 after running some errands. Lunch was just cooked veggies not too much sauce around 100 cal and then loads (at least 3 cups) of heavily sauteed cabbage in olive oil. Definitely at least 400 calories there. It was bought already prepared from the store.

1350, good. Today is not supposed to be low cal, but I am also not exercising. Legs are beginning. To have less pain. The week following this one or maybe next Sunday I want to start up some of my weights again at the gym :)

....too much oily cabbage, I feel awful, lesson learned I think....

Total cals around 2100, good!

puddles on 10/26/2014:
Sounds yummy. Have a great day.


thinkpositive on 10/26/2014:
Social occasions like your breakfast are challenging but it sounds like you managed it well.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 25, 2014
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I gave in and ended the day with a 600 cal meal around 5:30. Overall today was obviously a success. I necessarily do not need to fast overnight yet or at all....proud of myself in general! Are again around 8. Total cals today around 900. I will still say I burned around 1000 today.

Today is my 1st day using the heat pads. They feel really comfortable and relaxing.

museumgirl on 10/25/2014:
:) good job!


thinkpositive on 10/26/2014:
Glad that your plan is working.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 24, 2014
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I think around 2400. More food on purpose. Will fast all the way until Sunday morning. Wish me major luck!!!!

Everything healthy. Tried to have more fat at dinner. Complete fast till Sunday morning when I have an event to go to - a breakfast with lox and bagels and lots of cream cheese. Planning to have a big bagel with lox and cream cheese!! Big!!! And coffee and everything at the table I am gonna try probably except dessert. Maybe I will change my mind and not have the bagel. We will see. It's so much easier for me to eat a diet that isn't carb loaded. I love eating large portions and the only way is to overeat veggies, maybe extra fats too. Not carbs. They are the death of me! Anyways, working on reforming my diet by learning more about ways to feel satisfied but also energized.

If u have been a member on here awhile or you have followed me for awhile, i am not a fan of fasting. At least I wasnt....

But now I have prepared to spend more time home this fall till the new year and fasting fits in my slower schedule that was once so busy in weekends. I can spend time by myself for a day without social commitments and do do an intermittent fast. I like it right now bc I am unable to do cardio until my legs are far better.

Intermittent fasting. It's good for me now. When I plan to be more active (when my legs hopefully heal) IT may not be the way to go as much. I plan to do it for 1-2 days on weekends, usually with an evening meal (not fasting overnight). But for my peace of mind, I am trying an overnight fast tonight. All the way from Friday night until Sunday morning. Since I have the freedom and flexibility to do it, I thank God that I can. Cheers to a successful fast (and normal calories all other days)

It seems to work to lose weight and works out to similar weight loss by dieting everyday without fasting.

museumgirl on 10/25/2014:
Good luck! have a good weekend.


OhioRaven on 10/25/2014:
GoodLuck, HP.


Jezebel on 10/25/2014:
Good luck.



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