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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Sep 12, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

edit: dinner was really healthy and free...tilapia and veggies with grandma at her place...they serve REAL good food!

day and dinner: calories 1700...then dessert, i just gave in at home. not a binge, tho!

dessert: apple and protein bar 200, ice cream 300, 150 pudding = 650

2350...this is good. ..good day.

exercise: moderate, just some biking in the morning, about 30 or 45 min :-)....will make more exercise tomorrow for sure. feeling good :-)


Snack: large apple 110, pineapple 40

breakfast: oatmeal w. chocolate mix and milk, yogurt: 330

480 :-)

snack: coffee? bar? 200?


Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

just42day on 09/12/2010:
1 lb till goal. tick tick. You CAN do it! :)

panda22 on 09/12/2010:
I love your last entry update and your determination not to give in and to reach your goals. You can and WILL get there!

V on 09/12/2010:
You are doing really well today! Keep it up and it will be on to your next mini goal :) I know you can do it my friend

moogy on 09/12/2010:
I am so pleased that you are feeling good about your eating. That is what we (I say we because I feel like I am on the journey with you - hope you don't mind) are aiming for at the moment. That's good. One day at a time.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Sep 11, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

Thanks for all of your bday wishes to me! :-)

last binge was fri, sept 3. i don't want to jinx myself, but i'm doing well. no binge in over one week. I will not binge this week. I am going to reach my goals this month for sure.

next mini goal will be 130 lbs. but for now, i'm set on reaching 135 and staying there!

edit: total cal around 1750-1800. nice day. i must say, as of late i'm a bit more tired than usual. usually, this leads to a binge. but i have nothing stressful going on in my life right now, i've taken a little break from job hunting and will probably begin a desk job that pays fine for the time being in the next 3 weeks or so. right now, i hvae lessons that i'm living off of, music lessons that is.  oh, and visiting grandma 1 or 2 times per week and my dad actually compensates for gas...minimal compensation but everything helps.

exercise: minimal. 1.5 mile walk, 30 min bike ride (i almost didn't do this and i'm so glad i got the extra exercise in!)


sorry i haven't been commenting lately on your diaries :-(  I will be on top of that soon!

I woke up this morning feeling extra light :-)  It may just be water weight since i had a lot of caffiene yesterday which is a diuretic...but we'll see! :-) yay.

wow, if i could keep my weight around this number, soon i'll be at my FIRST goal. someone on here advised me to make an easier, closer, 5 lb goal. and yes, that was a great idea!

breakfast: grapes 100, yogurt w. cocoa mix 180, oatmeal w. light milk if you can believe that one! 200: 480. yum.




not sure of today's plans. but i will be getting together with one of my best friend so it should be a lovely day!

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 09/11/2010:
sounds like a great day... Congrats on the loss!!!!!

moogy on 09/11/2010:
Three pounds is a great loss. I have my fingers crossed it will stick, it'a a great incentive to keep up with the good choices for your eating. Have a great day HOP.

panda22 on 09/11/2010:
Congrats on the loss! Fantastic! LOL @ your oatmeal comment as I pretty much have that every day as well ;)

V on 09/11/2010:
:) :) :) YAY!!!!!!! backflip's in the middle of the room...AWESOME job HOP

V on 09/11/2010:
So the next time you see him and if you make eye contact DEF say hi very non chalantly, walk away and put a little extra bounce in it! Works like a charm for me :)

V on 09/11/2010:
So what is your type anyways????

moogy on 09/11/2010:
Thank you so much for your comment, you are right, some clothes are just keepers. If fact I use old clothes as templates for new ones, just so I get them the right size and shape.

just42day on 09/12/2010:
Glad things are going well! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Sep 10, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

thank you all for the bday wishes...and thanks to loveray for letting everyone know it was my bday!!! :-) So sweet and thoughtful!!

breakfast: lots of fruit: 140, oatmeal and almond milk 190, yogurt 130: 460.

lunch: cereal 200, yogurt 200: 400

snack: fruit and veggies...total so far - 1,000

snack: protein bar, energy drink, decaf iced coffee: 250 or so.

late dinner: grapes 150?, tofu 200, beans and almonds 140: around 500

total cal: 1750, good!

exercise: weights at the gym. lots of them. i have a crush on a guy there and i did extra bc i saw him there and it was motivating to watch him work out too...lol.

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 09/10/2010:
Belated Birthday Wishes to you!!

just42day on 09/10/2010:
Sorry I missed your special day yesterday! Hope it was a great one and that this 2nd day into your new year is a fabulous one! :)

Umpqua on 09/10/2010:
A belated happy birthday! I hope you have a great weekend.

legcramps on 09/10/2010:
Have a good weekend HoP!

moogy on 09/10/2010:
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend HOP, full of enjoyable stuff and healthy eating. That would be nice:)

V on 09/10/2010:
Ha HA!!!!! If only he worked out shirtless you might not ever leave! So have you exchanged words yet????

panda22 on 09/11/2010:
Happy belated Birthday! Hope you have a great weekend! You are doing great, keep it up!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Sep 09, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 138.0

breakfast: tofu and fruit: 180


today i ate a healthy 1,000 calories up till dinner.

I'm guessing dinner was probably around 700? and then desserts definitely at least 500.

if i'm lucky, i ate 2200-2300. could be a little over. don't really know. but i'm  happy with today!


exercise: 1.5 miles in the AM. i was so pooped today from all my walking yesterday!


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

loveray on 09/09/2010:
HAPPY BDAY LOVE! what are your plans for celebration?

legcramps on 09/09/2010:
:-) Happy Birthday!

balloonlady on 09/09/2010:
Happy Birthday : )

moogy on 09/09/2010:
Hope you have a wonderful celebration for you special day HOP. I hope it turn out to be a wonderful day.

V on 09/09/2010:
I hope your birthday is full of fun and laughter! And maybe a super cute boy ;)

moogy on 09/09/2010:
You only have one birthday a year and you have to celebrate, I hope you enjoyed yourself:)

V on 09/10/2010:
well it was your birthday after all! have a good workout today and it should balance out :)

hollybelle on 09/10/2010:
Happy Birthday!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Sep 08, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 138.0

Had a nice day. will update more tomorrow!

calories definitely NOT more than 2000 - 2200.

good day.

lots of walking around.

I went to the US Open Tennis Tournaments! :-)

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

breakaway on 09/08/2010:
You went to the US open? That is so cool! Hope you had a good time :D Good job today!

V on 09/08/2010:
Awesome HOP you are on a roll :)

moogy on 09/09/2010:
I am so glad that you had a good day. It looks as if you enjoyed the tennis, lucky girl!! I like to read your posts when you have had a positive day, I am looking forward to hearing all about it.:)

panda22 on 09/09/2010:
WOW I envy your going to the US Open...how awesome is that!?! Lol I read your last entry about the date and think you handled it well! I remember those awkward kind of situations...unfortunately if you don't "click" there's just nothing you can do even if the other person likes you. Keep up that fantastic work with eating and exercise! Glad you are doing good =D

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Sep 07, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 138.0

Date update from Friday night: 

I kinda expected it not to work out....he was 34, I"m 27..he looked a bit older than his photos (we had never met in person before the date) and he arrived about 20-25 min late! So, the start was already downhill in my mind, but I don't hold a grudge and I let that all go pretty quickly.  In the meantime, I spent time talking to one of my girlfriends for the time he wasn't there.

We had coffee and had OK conversation.  He suggested a movie and it was across the street. At first, I debated it in my mind, because I knew I wasn't really interested in him beyond this date. But, I decided I hadn't seen a movie in awhile, he was paying (yes, i used him for a movie it seems) and I would go.

During the movie he says "since I have long arms, can i put my hand here (his hand on my knee)?" so i just laughed and said sure...i felt like i might as well give him that benefit. it really didn't matter to me. then, he asked me to hold my hand....in my mind none of this should have happened since i had just met and felt nothing towards him...but held his hand, which he seemed to enjoy. Again, I felt i'd just entertain him with the thought I was enjoying this all more than I was.  I figured he paid for me to see the movie anyway.

....THEN, he says "would it be alright if I kiss you?" well, Hel** NO! of course that's not alright! I just met him and it's not even the end of the date yet! so, hel* no! So i said, "Umm, I prefer to wait with that." And then,the movie gets to a point where the girl realises the guy may not be right, as she says so. that's when I  let go of his hand and say I needed a break for a bit! haha.

After the date, I felt awkward walking out with him as he looks much older than I, graying hair. I know I should always remain confident in myself, but I totally wasn't at that point. Then, I said I thought it would be time to go home. I showed him the direction back to his car, he offered to show it to me! I said, "oh, that's ok, i'm going to go the other way," and walked back to my car. No way would I sit in his car with him! who knows what he'd try!

He said he had a great time, texted me that to my phone when he got home. I didn't reply that night. then he called in the morning, suggesting we go hiking upstate (3 hours up) and that I should call him back. I texted him back and said I didn't think we had enough in common to continue dating but thanks for a fun night.

the end, that's the story of my date. he was a little weird and i was turned off.


breakfast: grapes 50, oatmeal and almond milk 190, yogurt 130: 370 :-)

snack: 2 coffees and bran 180

fruit: 50

soy chips: 150 and fruit 40 = 190

diner: fish and veggies 400

snack: coffee 90

snack: bar 220

total: around 1500, such a GREAT day. i'm sorta on a roll, but hungry right now. been staying up too late lately, like till 2-3am...

exercise: 3 mi and weights for 1.5 hours.



Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

V on 09/07/2010:
Totally had my fair share of horrible dates!!!! He probably lied about being 34 too! Sorry it wasn't a great experience, did you at least enjoy the movie?

just42day on 09/07/2010:
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I think that's great that you actually told him you didn't feel the 2 of you had enough in common and just let the both of you move on. He's probably not used to dating an adult..... Hope you have a good day!

loveray on 09/07/2010:
haha- uncomfortable dates are so annoying...glad you were able to set your boundaries. xoxo

balloonlady on 09/07/2010:
ewww.. dating... And there is nothing in my opinion worse than a movie date.. set in the dark not talking.. inless it is someone you don't want to talk to then there not so bad,,lol Sorry about mr touchy feelie,,,maybe the next guy, keep you head up, I didnt meet mr right till I was 30...

moogy on 09/07/2010:
He sounds as if he might have been a little desperate, or maybe you are just an absolute knockout and he couldn't resist. A little bit pushy for a first date - I say "good call". If he had grey hair he would have probably been in his forties. Have a good day - I hope you enjoyed the movie.!!

Moody3 on 09/07/2010:
Ahhh the sweet joys of dating~LOL~You handled yourself very well, I have to say!! Oh well, theres plenny of fish in the sea HOP!!

getmebackto150 on 09/08/2010:
great job yesterday!!! Sorry the date didn't work out:(

hollybelle on 09/09/2010:
I saw a play not too long ago called "Bad Dates". It was a one-woman show and really good. If you get a chance you should see it. Your post reminded me of it! Ha-Ha I agree with nothing ventured - nothign gained. Oh well.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Sep 06, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

happy labor day, day off for so many. i'll be at the beach for that late morning/early afternoon with my best friend.

snack: grapes 40

breakfast: oatmeal w/ almond milk 190, greek 2% yogurt 130: 320

lunch: tofu on bread 200, green pepper slices 20: 220

snack: ices 130

healthy large dinner: lots of steak 500? grilled veggies 150? salad 100: 750

may have a snack tonight :-) peach 80

total: 1550 or so.  GREAT....tofu and strawberries, final total 1650, good.

exercise: TONS of walking at the beach....like, 2 hours worth!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

willbe110lbs on 09/06/2010:
So jealous that you can go to the beach, the weather here is awful at the moment! Well done with your intake, sounds good! x

moogy on 09/06/2010:
Have a wonderful day at the beach HOP, I hope the day is a great one for you.

V on 09/06/2010:
:) AWESOME job today my friend!!!!!!! I am sure your day at the beach was enjoyable!!!!

V on 09/06/2010:
i was just on Loveray's page and read about your evening out and don't feel bad for putting that fish back in the water if you are not feeling him! LOL Talk to you later girly :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Sep 05, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

snack: grapes 150

feeling under the weather. still exercised a little and did weights.

1450-1500 total.

overall good day.

spent doing a variety of things including teaching 3 lessons and visiting my grandma.

(3 day avg - 2240 or so.  = very good only because it's in a normal calorie range)

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

V on 09/05/2010:
Hey girly! How are you today? I am just getting up and already considering taking a nap

moogy on 09/05/2010:
I hope the weekend was a good one for your HOP.

loveray on 09/05/2010:
hope you are having a wonderful weekend, lovely lady. how was the date?! xo

V on 09/05/2010:
yes we ALL are loking forward to date details :)

V on 09/05/2010:
What kind of lessons do you teach????? Iam thinking "how to be fab???"

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Sep 04, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

snack: blueberries 100.

breakfast: yogurt and chocolate mix: 180, oatmeal and almond milk 190

snack: orange 70


late lunch 

total around 1700-1750.

exercise: 4 miles, walking.

"work" - helping grandma, 3 hours including dinner...not really work...doesn't look good to write that, either...rather, family obligation, sounds bad too.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

loveray on 09/04/2010:
hope you had fun on your date last night...you deserve it!! xo

V on 09/05/2010:
So how was your date???? :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Sep 03, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

breakfast: oatmeal w. almond milk 190, yogurt w. chocolate powder mix: 180, apple 100: 470

snack: cherries 100 and ice cream = 550

pretzels 80

HUGE binge: tons of large cookies 420, biscotti 430 , honey mustard chips300?, peanut butter and jelly 400....1550, bread w. pineapple cc 350

3000 and full and hot and sweaty...should have exercised this morning...talking a half approach and applying for jobs.  ugh.

snack after gym: 200 -protein bar.

3200...and coffee when i meet up to go on a date tonight...yes, after this kinda day....

exercise: very hard and rough, hope i can be awake on the date....hour of elliptical, over an hour of weights, back, abs, pushups.

coffee 100

large tomato and peach: 180

 total: 3500 approx. today, not as bad as i thought it would turn out. glad it's not over 3500 and realizing that if i went to be thin, i will have to start thinking thin and stop giving in to these binges!


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

loveray on 09/03/2010:
love to you, have a fantastic weekend!

legcramps on 09/03/2010:
:-) chin up

V on 09/03/2010:
Girl???? I am not sure what is going on with you but you can tell me about it..I really would love for you to have a binge free week. I would never ever judge you about anything! Maybe 125 a major step, perhaps we start with a mini-goal,just a thought?

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