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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday May 12, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

1750 cal success. Mile walk at lunch and leg pt. Happy girl :)

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

SkinInTheGame on 05/12/2014:
Happy 4 you, Plenty! Keep up the good work!

gfryer on 05/13/2014:
Forgive me if I'm a little confused but your weight says 2lb off 9lb to go and it's said that for a while. I commented saying 9lb to go is great and when I did I was sure id made the same comment a while ago. So I'm sorry for repeating a comment. Is your weight still 9lb to go?

legcramps on 05/13/2014:
good day!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday May 11, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

If I can learn to listen more closely to  my body...learn to eat less volume again...learn to be kinder to my body, I could lose quite a bit of weight.  As a kid, I never had a weight problem.  I was always in the 10th percentile, or lower!, on the weight chart for kids my height.  I never ever gave food a second thought, always stopping when full not even thinking about it.  things changed when I was a senior in high school, this is when the weight roller coaster began.  and it's never stopped. from when I was 17 till now, at 31.almost 15 years. well, I know a good part of the reason why.  it has to do solely with something emotional, relating to relationships.  it's to fill a void.  it's for when I want to be alone, filling some kind of need with food instead of what I really need.  when I was not injured, I covered up the problem completely by exercising to balance out my calories. also, exercising would take me out of my house, away from temptations. 

I'd take a day on the weekend and drive from place to place...or walk a lot...and I was happy doing this, being alone, but free to go wherever I wanted to.  now it's a little different, I spend more time home on the weekends.  I don't even like to run around as much as I used to with errands on the weekends.  a big part of this is due to my leg injury.

but my leg injury is getting much better. the last couple weekends it's bothered me, and I think it can be attributed to pt on Fridays, with a different guy.  he takes a rod and roughly massages my shins with it.  it hurts a lot when he does it - and he's quite strong.  maybe next week I will skip this aspect of the physical therapy because it is leaving my legs quite irritated all weekend.

8am breakfast started out weird bc I thought I was going to eat and go back to sleep. maybe I still will. napa cabbage cooked in a little broth/salt/pepper 100?, oatmeal 160 with banana 120, and hemp seed butter I found 50, bar more balanced with fat/higher carb/protein 200: 630 good.

11am snack 300 930.

total today: prob around 2250, def a success on Mother's Day & great food, so healthy!, at my parent's house. a nice weekend with a good weights routine. feeling pretty ready for the week ahead!

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

SkinInTheGame on 05/11/2014:
Plenty - thank you for sharing where you are mentally now - it really is good for us to hear your resolve and how you are working through things. Be good to yourself - that is so important!

If you feel you are eating too much (like I did) - stop, close your eyes and listen to yourself breathe and think of your goals. Then get up, clean up and do something that will make you feel good!

We are together on this! Have a great day!

gfryer on 05/12/2014:
Only 9lb to go, that's fantastic! Thanks for sharing your feelings. Makes me think about mine and my reasons for over eating.

skinnygrlwithin on 05/12/2014:
Thank you so much for sharing, I know how incredibly hard it is to be honest with yourself and others... but understanding what is bothering you and causing you to struggle with your weight loss is the first step. I completely understand where you're coming from... I never had an issue at all with weight until I was about 25... I ate when I was hungry, stopped when I was full, never focused on food or allowed it to consume me... I'm a stress eater though, and a lot of very stressful changes in my life happened around this time so I think that's what started my roller coaster as well.

Try and focus on one goal at a time... it seems like you feel like you eat too much and aren't as active as you'd like to be... so set mini goals for yourself to achieve every day... like for me today I am going grocery shopping and putting away laundry regardless of when I get out of work... and as for food... I don't want to push ideals on anyone, but I'm really loving this no calorie counting thing... I feel like far less of a slave to food and it forces me to truly focus on what my body is telling me.

We're here for you...always to inspire, encourage and support...so remember you're not alone.

legcramps on 05/12/2014:
It's all about trying things until you find something that works!

That massaging with the rod thing sounds like the myofasical release my pt does to me... I know it helps me, even though it hurts and it does leave my shins feeling rough for a bit afterwards. Instead of asking him not to do it at all, could you ask him to let up a bit instead of using all his muscles?! Because I do think this massage is something that is probably helping you out.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday May 10, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

800 cal.



around 1350 after lunch at 1:20...decent.....

 def around 2250, decent.

exercise: not too much walking....and abs / back.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday May 09, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Happy Friday!

Calories before late dinner 1450

But instead of eating light I probably had close to 800 for dinner. Which is fine.


Exercise was only pt after work. Minimal cardio. Legs really starting to get better!!

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday May 08, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Ohhhh Happy Friday Eve :)

1300 after lunch.

Snack before gym: apple and almonds 250 at most and some diet drinks


Snack after workout: a bar nice 200

1750 excellent. Upper body workout. Abs in AM. And 1 mile walk on treadmill at lunch. I just skipped working out my back which is fine bc on Saturday afternoon I will have a good abs and back workout :)and Sunday should be a great upper body workout!

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

SkinInTheGame on 05/08/2014:

legcramps on 05/09/2014:
Sounds like it'll be an awesome weekend! Have fun :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday May 07, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

1350 before end of day at work, excellent.  even had some tasty almonds (and two cups coffee!)

snack before pt - apple and more iced decaf coffee, had to, was very stressed about thinking I had a flat but luckily just needed air in my tire! yay. but still got the decaf coffee after! so around 200 here.


late dinner: turkey wrap with light spread, around 250, and cucumber salad around 100 and carrot salad around 100. 450, good for a dinner!

total: 2000, good.

activity: 20-30 min walk at lunch & leg p.t.  legs are getting stronger, but still weak....but I am happy that I feel progress.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

SkinInTheGame on 05/07/2014:
Love your dedication!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday May 06, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

around 2250? it is a bit more than intended, but not like a binge. so we're ok. exercise was a great weights workout.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

legcramps on 05/07/2014:
oh, how I know what you mean when you say (in your comment to me) that you are finding yourself gaining weight and not being able to take it off because of the decrease in cardio. I have certainly been there, and I know how much fun it is NOT. Good job getting in a weights workout - that's what will keep you going in the long run.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday May 05, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Breakfast so far: banana. 120.


2100? possibly. but I hope it's less. you never know with the sautéed veggies if the oil really makes a big difference. anyways, it was low calories all day but the very big breakfast and everything before lunch caused me to go over more than I thought.

anyways, the day is done & I feel a lot better now, thank god, than I did in the morning & during the day.


Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

legcramps on 05/05/2014:
Sounds like you had a pretty interesting weekend; how was Cirque du Soliel? I am heading to New York in August for a vacation with friends - we're going to see Jersey Boys on Broadway. Can't wait!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday May 04, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Woke up with the after-effects of a binge. Not as bad as usual in terms of sugar because it was slightly more balanced in terms of adding some fat/protein into the binge mix.  Either way, I woke up feeling negative & sluggish.  But a coworker (really one of the bosses per se) gave me a cool CD and it actually really helped with my mood! the second song was about making the most of your life. :-)  it kinda got me going, the right way.  I had some tasty, balanced things to eat, did laundry, and will probably do my hair too soon.  I am glad I feel better.  Legs are more under-par than I'd like.  I'll wear shin compression sleeves to the even to help with the pressure on my ligaments / muscles.  yes, progress, but so very slow.

750 healthy calories. including breakfast & snack. (breakfast was fiber one and almond milk followed by a all natural 5 ingredient protein bar mainly just nuts and some oil and fruit. ...snack was lots of strawberries, a light wrap, and a California style veggie burger it was good!) lots of tea & water.

will be going to see the Cirque du Soliel near Citifield Stadium here in Queens today! Can't wait. It's only 30 minutes or less away & going with my best friend.  Sometimes it's easy to do big things with your best friend & not a huge group...it's easier to plan and follow through with....and more relaxed!  A great way to end the weekend!

1200 after lunch...


2250 or so.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday May 03, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Up a bit during the night and feeling actually hungry so was snacking a bit. Most of the calories I added towards yesterday's total. Snacking 250 Small breakfast bar 250 Still unsatisfied so had some fatty bean chips 220 and turkey slices 80. 800 decent right now.

I ended up fully indulging in everything I got my hands on today. 2800.

exercise was good though - full upper body & some abs.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

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