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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Feb 14, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

wow. sunday went by so FAST.

breakfast: 300

snacks throughout teaching: 330

before working out: 150

tsf: around 800

dinner: lots of veggies, and a nice slice of pizza with chicken and fresh mozzerella and even some spinich...it was fantastic. let me just guess 1,000. probably not more.

total today: 1800, great!

exercise: 35 min cardio.

gym tomorrow will probably include weights. otherwise, tuesday will.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Feb 13, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast: chocolate yogurt (autralian brand, wow!) 170, oatmeal 160, all on top of bran crackers  60. total: around 400.

snack: ginger chews: around 100

snack :: bar 190. healthy. all natural. white chocolate macadamia by luna bars.

around 700 tsf.

before gym/with studying: coffee 150, bar 150 = 300

after gym i had a bit of a craving for burger king onion rings 500, and hamburger 260, after a horrible protein bar 330, that i ate....not the best choices. total here: 1100 approx.

at grandma's apartment, my crappy dinner: 850 or so., unhealthy for the most part.

total calories: 2950. hey, at least it's not 3,000. gotta look at the positive. this isn't even really THAT high. whatever. tomorrow's a new day. i plan on a healthy, lighter, valentine's meal. i'll be ok. :-)

goodnight.  i'm happy with today in the end.

exercise: kinda low amount, but high intensity. 30 minutes elliptical. full speed!



10  binges since January 14...just a good thing to know. it was a rough food month for me!

approx gain of 5 lbs...for 28 days, my average calories per day was 2850, close to 3,000. this upsets me.

i will try for a better 30 days starting now!

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

KathyBlue on 02/14/2010:
Don't be upset, make up your mind and head for a better month! :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Feb 12, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

good day, no binge. around 1700 cal. good cardio and weights. won't do weights again until monday!

friday :-)

took today off. to study? actually, yes. i did accomplish studying for around 2.5 hours this afternoon. good stuff, at the library.

now, i just need to study for the other, more important test next week. good think next week, we have monday off. good stuff i tell you.

took a lot of days off recently. will have to be careful in the weeks to come. luckily, i also have a few opportunities to "make up time" or add days to what i have left, 2 days. that's cool...

breakfast: bar 230  :-)

snack after gym: bar 140 all natural

lunch: heavy. yogurt, gordita beef, fresco style with extra tomato/lettuce, one package bran 120, am i forgetting something? total here: 220 plus the gordita: ____

while srudying: 150 in ginger chews

snack pm: oatmeal 160, yogurt 170, bran 120 :-) total here: 450

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

KathyBlue on 02/12/2010:
2,5 hours!!! :D Great. Library is so relaxing sometimes. I really love the smell of the books. And you can control eating too, because it's not allowed to eat in the libraries. At least in the ones I know :)

hollybelle on 02/13/2010:
Good studying! Good nutrition. Have a good weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Feb 11, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

home, and did binge today. but that's ok. whatever.

breakfast: cranberries cooked, yogurt, bran: 280, ice cream 160: 440 total here.

snack: cooked bluenerries, yogurt,bran 240

snacking: tortillas 400, pretzels 440, ice cream 800, pb/butter/yellow raisin bread sndwich 670, halva 450 (some kinda of pastry) total here: 2760 wow.

total so far:  3440....3740 right now after more of that halva...very high in fat...noodles 260:

tsf: 4000...bleh. but all in all i don't really care right now....candies

so, 4130...

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

legcramps on 02/11/2010:
How are you doing on those relaxing thoughts?

KathyBlue on 02/12/2010:
halva is a mixture of sunflower etc. seeds "glued" together with honey or/and sugar. :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Feb 10, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

Wednesday, Snow Day. Sleep Day! ahhh.

breakfast: woke up 7am and hungry, then went back to sleep after breakfast: 220 of yogurt and bran and tea.

snack: some ice cream pops 160, greek yogurt 100, cranberries 90, bran 80. total here: 430.

sucking candies hot ginger flavor : 100

lunch: 450. noodles, tofu,bran, followed by large snack: ice cream 240, and two wraps 400 total for lunch: 1100 approx.

snack: apple, some more ginger, celery sticks: 200or so.

dinner: some veggies and sauce and yogurt: 300, not too bad. at least i finally got more vegetables in.

total cal today: around 2350. nice job to me. happy.

exercise: nada. but i planned this by going extra strong at the gym yesterday!

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

legcramps on 02/10/2010:
Have a great day today!

panda22 on 02/10/2010:
Good day so far HOP, keep it up! =)

MoodyMe on 02/10/2010:
Yep, all in all a pretty good day!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Feb 09, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast: 330

snack: 270

late snack: 350

some ginger chew candy...100


late snack around 2: lol. a bar? 180

snack at 5 before gym: bar or fruit...probably bar.

dinner: trying for some veggies with my dinner...or, just noodles, tofu, some bran. probably the latter. wanting comfort today.

exercise: gym...maybe just a walk outside, actually.

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

still_too_heavy on 02/09/2010:
I just realized that our goals are very similiar. Only 10 pounds to go... You will be there in no time!! Good Job

legcramps on 02/09/2010:
Sounds like it'll be a good day today!

4everhopeful on 02/10/2010:
I also have only 10 lbs to go... don't know what part of the country you are in but hoping to reach goal and looking & feeling great in spring wardrobe which is approx 6 weeks! Don't know what excites me more; reaching my goal or the warmer weather - heheh have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Feb 08, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast: around 400 healthy

snack: around 200 healthy

lunch: around 450 healthy

snack: 270 healthy bar mostly protein, natural bar.

tsf: 1320...junk food. two tortilla wraps 320, and 3 servings pretzels 330

1970...chips 150, cookies 260: 410

tsf: 2380...uh oh....yes a binge....allowing myself around 3,000 today.

one more servign pretzels: total so far 2500...and dinner of ...

dinner: cranberries and yogurt: 220

total: 2720. good. yes, GOOD.

exercise: 1.5 hours on the treadmill. good stuff man. i did it after the binge.

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

MoodyMe on 02/08/2010:
Try to keep a grip as much as possible~good luck

selina on 02/09/2010:
I love walking on the treadmill, too!

legcramps on 02/09/2010:
Good job! Way to get the exercise in, even after the binge ;)

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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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!   :-)





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!

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