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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Feb 07, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

It was a good day. both challenging and pleasant. i did teach from 11am-5pm and went to the gym before for 20 minutes, showered, went to work. then, after work, i went back to the gym for 1.5 hours. mostly weights in the PM.

calories were good. i got in some healthy veggies and fruit, as well. along with 3 or so nutrition bars -  i find them kinda reliable when i'm on the go. whatever, i could eat candy - that would be far worse. at least the bars i choose have protein and fiber and vitamins.

anyways, good gym, good calories.

i didn't watch the superbowl. i did watch a little of "biggest loser" and it certainly motivated me to think about myself and my own ability to become both fitter and leaner. 

this is still my year baby, 2010.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

geevee on 02/07/2010:
Before I dropped out of DD's about 2 yrs. ago, maybe even longer than that, I remember you were living at home and having problems with your sister..

What brought this to mind today was the calmness in your entry. Actually, come to think of it, in all of your recent entries. So I was wondering if you now have your own place now.

Whatever the situation is, it's nice to know that you're not being bothered any more!


grumpy on 02/08/2010:
Yes, this is your year! xoxo


legcramps on 02/08/2010:
Wow, what a great gym day. Are you sure you can still walk after all that?!


KathyBlue on 02/08/2010:
Yeah, almost two hours of gym, must be exhausting! :) Don't worry about the bars. You're right, you could eat candies or chocolate cakes... empty calories that would make only bad for you and your health... Bars with protein and fiber and vitamins, and natural ones, are not empty calories so head up, it is your year and it has just begun! :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Feb 06, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

This afternoon, i've decided to spend some time thinking about some interesting foods, not staples to a diet, but alternatives and treats?, that i like and buy sorta frequently. the greek yogurt, on the otherhand, can be a staple. yogurt is a staple in my diet. i have it VERY often. perhaps at least 4X a week if not more.

the synergy drinks are terriflic to. healhty. but they are too expensive to drink all the time....AND, i have found that drinking them too often used to give me acne. i don't recommend having them even once a day...less than that. couple or 3X a week at MOST.

energy drinks are not at all necessary in a diet. but i drink the ones i've listed.

and i love those milkshakes. i like to buy a few of them at a time. i love how all you have to do is add skim milk. easy to get in calcium and protein with these from all the milk i add!

Foods and some links to the foods i love (they are NOT all healthy) but they are essentially low cal/diet friendly: (foods and drinks...)

1. 150 calorie HEALTHY milkshake. 90 cal for the ice cream which is in there and you just add skim milk. 150 total calories and it's really filling and a nice size serving. I've found this product at King Kullen and Waldbaums. It's hard to find:

http://foodbizdaily.com/articles/91994-global-new-products-database-gnpd-presents-figure-friendly-double.aspx

2. Once in a while, when i want to treat myself to a quite expensive but REALLY satisfying, kinda beer-tasting carbonated, apple-cidery strong flavor, ultra filling drink...$4 a bottle...when i had mucha dinero i would by cases of it, like 12 bottles at a time, but now it's only one or two, maybe three at a time and i don't buy them often:

http://www.synergydrinks.com/

3. Ok, Monster Energy drinks...lol. only the sugar free blue and black looking one, bc when i have it (with some kinda of energy bar) it really boosts my endurance during a workout: this is what they look like, 20 cal per bottle:

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Lo-carb-Energy-16-Ounce-27-5/dp/B001DNBYXK

4. new favorite also by monster, higher in calories. i'm not in total love, but it is good and satisfying and doesn't make me sick from too much caffeine...other brands do. that's why i don't try many other brands and i usually just stick with the monster brand....it's called Monster Java, 50 cal per cup, 100 for the 15 ounce bottle: this is what it looks like:

http://www.amazon.com/16-Pack-Monster-Coffee-Energy/dp/B001P532KE

5. Greek Yorgurt: best, most low cal, plain yogurt - Brown Cow brand. 80 calories per cup. i love to make my own cranberry preserves and add it to this greek yogurt. much healthier nutritionally/vitamins etc. than the store-bought flavored greek yogurts: here's the website:

http://www.browncowfarm.com/OurYogurts/greek.cfm

6. hmmm, what else do i like?...more to come in a later entry. i hope you guys (WOMEN!)  liked some of my #1 food/drink picks. as for the energy drinks, i DON'T RECOMMEND THEM AS HEALTHY. THEY ARE SOMETHING I PERSONALLY LIKE. I DON'T RECOMMEND YOU GET INTO USING THEM. THEY ARE JUST SOMETHING THAT I PREFER. I DON'T RECOMMEND THEM AS ANY PART OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. WE ALL HAVE OUR VICES!   :-)

LOVE TO ALL OF YOU, ESPECIALLY LOVERAY...AS I ALWAYS THINK OF HER WHEN I WRITE AN ENDEARING COMMENT LIKE THIS ONE! 

THANKS FOR BEING A PART OF SUCH A WELCOMING, HELPFUL, CARING WEBSITE. THERE'S NO PLACE BETTER ON THE WEB!

:-)

HAVE AN AWESOME DAY, ALL OF YOU!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

geevee on 02/06/2010:
Oooooo! cranberries w/yogurt! Does that sound good! In fact, any fruit w/yogurt is good.


MoodyMe on 02/06/2010:
Thanks for all the info~always interesting to learn about new foods/drinks~

Just curious~what's the difference btw regular yogurt and greek yogurt??


KathyBlue on 02/07/2010:
interesting!!!! Yeah, I'd like to know the diff btw regular and Greek yogurt, too!


loveray on 02/07/2010:
i love all of these things. i wish i had stock in synergy:) i am finding that recently i cannot drink as many as i used to. my tummy doesnt respond well to it. thank you for the sweet compliment. i love you guys a lot!


hollybelle on 02/07/2010:
Thanks for going to the trouble to look up the shakes! I'll try to get some now!! I hope it wasn't inconvient. I'll look into all the other stuff above, too.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Feb 06, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

total cal: i think around 1710...and that's just plain fantastic!

gym: 35 min cardio. so glad i got it in today. tomorrow i wake up early to do some early morning cardio. then teach. then a little more gym with weights. then bed early of course.

"...tonight's gonna be a good night..." of relaxation...and maybe all day. we'll see. i'll visit grandma and the gym but as for sticking to my regular times, i'm not.  i'll do what i can and NOT rush. I will NOT speed while driving today. and i'll focus on the little things.

i will get around to diary commenting tonight i hope!

still having headaches and feeling VERY exhausted. never has it lasted this long - since monday.

breakfast: healthy. baked apple with cinnamon 70. bran crackers w. oatmeal and plain greek yogurt. healthy. and it's helping me push all the exccess foods i've eaten in the past week out...lol. around 400 total here! nice.

snack: some coffee drink i had in the house. 100 cal. and water.

snack: apple

tsf: 580...

lunch: i need to go out at get some veggies...i'm gonna try to up my healthy food intake this weekend with far less salts. basically, it means i'm gonna pay the money for expensive precooked foods at this natural food store i love (i know i can cook stuff, too...) and NOT have fast foods this weekend. NO fries, No taco bell.

snack: bar 170

snack: bar 180...later a clementine 60, also some ginger chews 100.

dinner:bran crackers 50, a red pepper40, chopped tomatoes40, tofu200, and FRIES without salt230.total cal: 560 and kombucha. so total around 620 good.

bed early.  watching a movie tonight. probably will comment on your diaries too. :-)

usually I hardly get sick, this year i've been exhausted way too often. and i KNOW its due to my UNhealthy diet!

 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Feb 05, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

trying to break out of my 3 day mess-up. doing much better. I DID get to take a 3 mile walk at the park, outside, today! it felt so good. it's the first time i've been outside exercising in MONTHS!

exercise: 3 miles at the park. thankfully. it felt great. i needed this. i think i'll be doing some more outdoor exercise when the weather is alright.

breakfast: large orange 120

snack: bar 230

snack: bar 230

lunch: apple 70, sweet potato: 180    , beans 150  - total 400

snack : apple  70

snack: bar/drink: 250

dinner: large, but much healthier than everything i've been eating: bran crackers: 50, tofu 200, salad 40, cole slaw but a healthy version 150, sauteed veggies probably 250 at most: total: around 700. totally fine for me.

total cal: around 2000 today. GOOD.

feeling MUCH better. i will try to eat much more fiber this weekend as well as less salt. I can tell my body can't handle this binging as well as it used to. especially in this last year, my body gets ill from it. i still look to stop the binging. i will continue to work on this habit.

 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 02/06/2010:
are you a vegetarian?



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Feb 04, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

(i did end up binging...around 6000 calories today.)  no exercise. my body felt like death.

Thursday: 3rd day off from school this week....

breakfast: edamame and fruit: around 400

later breakfast/snack: apple 80, oatmeal w. yellow raisins 300, yogurt 80: 460.

tsf: 860

lunch:230 bar

snack:ice cream 600, microwave eal 430, orange 120, pepper 50  1200.

snack
 

dinner:

exercise: will probably be weights at gym...although i'm considering taking a walk at the park this afternoon. change of pace. i need some fresh air.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

legcramps on 02/04/2010:
Fresh air might do some good. Take care today.


balloonlady on 02/05/2010:
edamame... YUMM I want sushi now,....



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Feb 04, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

wednesday:  took the day off from school today. i was feeling quite exhausted...

no exercise and binging. probably around 7000 cal.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Feb 02, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast: 320

snack: bar 200

lunch: leftover chinese and broccoli and mushrooms 600? apple 80, and a little bingy: pretzels 660, yogurt 220: total: 1560...ok....

tsf: 2080...ice cream 1120more...mixed fruit and nuts 750, pizza 1000...orange 130:

tsf: 5100...once per week for the past 3 weeks...not so hot....can't stop this binging...

5pm: brownies 650

tsf: 5750...yucko.

if i can manage, i'm going to the gym to do the ellipitical for around one hour...8:30-9:30 or something like that...and skipping classes tomorrow....

...having a mucho hard time balancing my busy weekends with busy weeks...must not rush as much...must get more rest on the weekend and during the week...

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

panda22 on 02/02/2010:
Hey HOP, I'm feeling the munchies today too...hang in there, it can still be a good day in the end!


loveray on 02/02/2010:
hang tough lady!! go and take a walk or a bath:) muahhh!


legcramps on 02/03/2010:
Busy weekends get to me, too. It's hard to keep a good balance sometimes when there are things that must get done. Good luck today ;)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Feb 01, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast: 280

tea: 50

snack: 230

lunch: orange 90, coleslaw without mayo 40, beans 150, sweet potato 150: 430

snack: granola bar 180

snack: apple and oatmeal 240

dinner: string beans and almonds 160, microwave meal 350, yogurt and cranberries 130.  yeah. 650 approx.

total cal: 2060 or so.

no exercise...unless i head to the gym now...which i might!  :-)

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

balloonlady on 02/01/2010:
looks yummy, I love yogurt and fruit, have you tried the FAGE greek yogurt... Its awesome.


nita51 on 02/02/2010:
Have a great Tuesday!


panda22 on 02/02/2010:
Great menu for the day, hope your Tuesday goes just as well!


legcramps on 02/02/2010:
Have a good day today ;)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jan 31, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

9:30am: large orange 120, microwave meal 430: total: 550

TSF: 1200.

snacks during teaching: bar and coffee.

snack before gym: bar w. energy drink.

1600....

dinner: taco bell 350, crackers 80, two yogurts 160, cranberries 30, milkshake 150: 770-800 or so.

total cal today: around 2400. ok, considering the type of day it was and the fact i had my first meal at 4am!

bed not too late hopefully.

gotta study tonight... 

__________________________________________

4am woke up with a RAVING appetite. so i ate :-)

early 4am: apple 100, milkshake 150, curry noodles and some bran crackers 400.  total: 650. good stuff i tell you.

____________________________________________

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 01/31/2010:
Hiya! Hey - did you think of the name of those 150 cal shakes?



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jan 30, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

edit: gym was 45 minutes cardio.  i was BUSY today. running to and fro. and finally, getting home around 11 and going to bed in a very happy and positive frame of mind. good thing. tomorrow i must review my oboe and trombone knowledge before work.

total calories: around 1650. perfect....

goodnight. ended up going to a concert/opera tonight.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

breakfast:  greek yogurt and cranberries 160, oatmeal 160: 320  :-)

snack:

snack:

lunch:

snack: ?

dinner:

reading tonight for school and possibly pleasure. NOT going out. too busy for that this weekend...

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 01/31/2010:
cranberries... yummmy



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