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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 19, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

So I did eat around 950-1000 calories Saturday.  (around 4am I had around 400-450 cal...before I was fully set on fasting, I had some nut butter on a wrap. and around 8/9pm I decided it was wise to eat something before bed. another 450 cal.) so yesterday I'd say was a MAJOR success.

Today is similar. I had to do an errand today - get a another new phone (thank god for apple care insurance - so phones have been free to replace!) at the mall.  The mall is around 1/2 hour away without traffic.  So I was walking a bit from the lot to the mall and inside the mall. Then I got some food for the week when I returned here. So, it was more walking than completely none outside of my apartment. Hopefully this is enough rest, not sure about that though, at all.  I actually wore supportive compression sleeves on my shins in order to walk at the mall with minimal pain. I think they did help. and strangely, I realized they sorta prevented me from overstraining my tibialis anterior ligaments / muscle (where I have the tendinitis / tendinosis problems on my shins).

Tonight is an early dinner for my dad's bday.  I will go as they are picking me up on the way there.  I plan to eat healthy...but also to eat nutritiously.  It will include a healthy fish...but I will try to eat lots of veggies (there aren't many though - it's a fish place - a Greek place in the Queens neighborhood of Astoria - known for having tons of Greek restaurants.).  The place serves a whole fish usually - or large portion with little to no veggies. They are extras, sides, and if my dad is paying - it's hard for me to order as much as I'd like to...but, I will try to get some veggies...bc I do NOT plan on eating a whole fish!

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Dinner was good with family. All very healthy just big portions. Around 1200-1300 cals.

Total deficit of approx 1600 this weekend. Good :)

museumgirl on 10/19/2014:
Hope you do feel better soon. Maybe support hose would feel good? I accidentally bought some and they really do squeeze the legs :)


OhioRaven on 10/20/2014:
HappyBirthday, HP's Dad .


Destiny65 on 10/20/2014:
Glad you enjoyed your dad and were able to share his birthday.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 18, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

I am going to be fasting...for 48hours. Saturday through Sunday night. 1st meal Monday morning.  Gained too much weight, I can't exercise, and I feel pretty darn bad.  I have two errands to do today (a gyno appointment since I haven't been in years) and to fix my broken phone. after that I can stay home, read, etc. that's the plan. rest legs. tomorrow too.  fasting usually doesn't get my anywhere, but this is my plan this time around. So...fasting for the whole weekend...and I will lose around 1 pound of calories. I am determined to do it - last time I tried something like this I was 17 years old.  I will drink water...that's it.  People everywhere have fasted and nothing terrible has happened. So, I'm doing it this weekend & then resuming my normal eating next week. If I can manage to really fast like this, 2 days, I may try it a few more times in the months to come as a way to regulate my weight while not exercising. It is extreme because I am extreme. Since I can't do anything extreme workout-wise, I am going to find a way to lose / maintain weight while generally being healthy. (eating normally like I always do everyday except these fasting days). 

I do not feel this is an eating disorder, I feel it's a way of a cleanse. And I don't feel I am doing myself any disservice because as soon as Monday morning arrives, it's back to normal.

Please try to at least support me in doing this / or do not comment about it...I am a person who is obsessed with eating & food, compulsively so...and this is a way for me to see that I can live without it for a day or two - especially on a day off from work....I want to prove to myself that I am bigger than the food I so compulsively seek comfort and fullness and satisfaction from.  I am not going to be anorexic or fasting or binging after this 2 day fast...I am going back to normal eating.  I hope it doesn't slow my metabolism too much - I doubt it will.

...its 3:40pm Saturday and I'm already thinking of quitting and eating dinner. LOL. My family is going out for dinner for my dad's bday tomorrow...so my goal is to fast until that time - 4pm. so it's a fast until 4pm Sunday. with maybe a light meal of vegetables tonight.

I did end up having quite a bit of veggies last night, probably around 2 cups of cabbage type, one cup kale, and 1 1/2 cups cooked squash (it was some kind of Asian type, similar to acorn / pumpkin in it's color & texture).  I had bought this food on Friday after work - glad I bought so much! probably gonna do this next weekend as well (being prepared for eating something very light but filling after fasting all day).

Calories were: in the AM around 4am on Saturday I had eaten - quite a bit of nut butter and a wrap - around 400 cal. and last night, around 8 or 9pm, the veggies I would say were 200 for the cruciferous ones and for the squash around 250 approx. so total cals for the day were: 850...oh and a tablespoon of peanut butter 100...around 950-1000 cal.

 I am depressed, I am lonely. I have a broken phone that I am not going to fix tomorrow. I don't want to drive to the mall or walk around there. I need a serious break. Weeks, months. I feel I have destroyed my body and health. I don't see any way to recover. I am soooo angry more than anything that this is my unfortunate life circumstances right now.  I have no idea what to do.

OhioRaven on 10/18/2014:
Pray during the fast. Listen to your body. Keep in touch and keep us updated.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/19/2014:
thanks always :) Ohio!


museumgirl on 10/18/2014:
Good luck. I never lost weight with fasting. My metab is already slow. But it does make one feel better! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/19/2014:
yes, this is a different kinda fast. I am actually realizing it's ok...and i'll be ok for the period of the fast - as long as I know I will be eating normally at some point - as long as I am planning to eat well after. It feels amazing to do this...I never thought I could do it again. Even though I didn't fast on the Jewish holidays, I am more than delighted as I was able to do it for myself.


puddles on 10/18/2014:
Good luck on your 2 days of fasting. I totally understand being a food addict - My name is Fran and I am a food addict - It is a disease. Keep you water up.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/19/2014:
thank you for the water tip...at times you get soooo thirsty all at once...it's as if the body knows you are not getting food & it's finally certain that it's thirsty!


biscottibody59 on 10/18/2014:
There was a guy that water fasted for around 30 days on here recently.

Good Luck~

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/19/2014:
oh really!? I need to start reading everyone's journals and not just a select few...and you know what, I think I will be having much time for that later today :) and next week... and everyone night perhaps :) it would be making good use of my time on the couch!


museumgirl on 10/18/2014:
You're never destroyed...you are not at the end of the journey yet. Hang in there. Everyone here is supporting you best we can. I wish we could do more to help you right now. Please hang in there, things will get better.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/19/2014:
Listening to you :) I keep researching my injury, and it doesn't look good - I've had it so long - it just seems that my scar tissue may prevent a good recovery. praying I can turn it around - after all, I am young and healthy otherwise.


animob on 10/18/2014:
here is a little clip i thought will make you feel better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS0XiOLW_Qk

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/19/2014:
Very cute clip :) Loved the food theme!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 17, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

my iphone isn't restoring with itunes and until i get it to work i have no phone at all!

my phone isn't working :(

calories are probably around 2000. all healthy, but dinner was massive.

no exercise.

clothes fit poorly.

i am unhappy.

my legs still hurt.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

animob on 10/17/2014:
:( hope you mood will change later for you


OhioRaven on 10/18/2014:
Yes, Keep on the Sunny Side.


thinkpositive on 10/18/2014:
Sorry you are having a frustrating day. Hope things turn around soon.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Oct 16, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

1400 calls before dinner. Dinner: around 550 could be more. Total 1950-2000, decent. No exercise.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 10/17/2014:
Great job!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Oct 15, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

calories were all healthy today:  lots of full fat yogurt (2 servings, one during morning snack), peanut butter, little bit of apple sauce, cooked bran, cinnamon...black tea...white rice, kale / cabbage & turkey....coconut water 2 servings, an apple...HUGE dinner of pint of heavily oiled roasted brussell sprouts, salad, cooked leaks and mushrooms, cooked spinach and leftover cooked Chinese cabbage. YES, dinner was MASSIVELY great...with a small piece of cooked Turkey (same as lunch). I have been eating more veggies at night on purpose bc I do not want to binge on anything else and bc I am not exercising. I know I have a tendency to overeat, so I am overeating on vegetables on purpose.

Calories are around 1750 today, perfect for me. No exercise besides daily routine going to and from car to work and one errand to supermarket to pick up the brussell sprouts and other veggies for the rest of the week so I can be prepared - and tomorrow the goal remains the same as today. REST my legs.  Probably next week, also.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 10/15/2014:
It all sounds soooooooo good. Have a great day.


museumgirl on 10/15/2014:
Sounds delicious!


thinkpositive on 10/16/2014:
Great idea with lots of vegetables.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Oct 14, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

All healthy today of course. dinner was around 450, good.

Total today was 1700, good. i can't really get too much lower without feeling deprived, even if I'm not exercising.

no exercise.

i had to do a couple errands after work, but that was it. i iced my legs next door to work at the gym during lunch.

gonna try to ice 3x per day - morning, lunch, evening.

and more icing & rest on weekends.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 10/14/2014:
Take care of yourself. Have a great evening.


museumgirl on 10/14/2014:
Feel better!


Destiny65 on 10/15/2014:
Hope you feel better soon!


biscottibody59 on 10/15/2014:
Hope you're having a good day!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 13, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

8am Breakfast: yogurt and lemon water 300

11am snack: nuts 150

12pm: big lunch meatballs and sautéed veggies (big volume) 500?-600  dessert 400 pb&j

1400 or so, good. more around 1450 and a kombucha later...100 more.

1550 total for afternoon, good.

Snack: chips 110 apple 90

dinner: tons of cooked sautéed daikon (big Japanese radish) steamed broccoli, chicken - around500? yogurt with apple sauce for dessert 200

2350-2540, decent. home all day after dropping off my car to be fixed.

NO extra exercise today...I've parked my dad's vehicle (borrowing his as mine is being repaired & then he is driving the rental since insurance won't allow me to...I didn't wanna take his really, really nice car and have to park it in the lousy community where I work). 

anyways, besides a few mandatory errands today, I am home, rest of the day. just doing laundry and sitting on couch.  I have GOT get rid of the tendonitis in my shins.  there will be no exercise this entire week.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 10/13/2014:
Have a great day.


museumgirl on 10/13/2014:
Here's hoping you feel better soon.


OhioRaven on 10/13/2014:
Vegetable medley ? How do you do it ? Do you use any oil, or just steam ?


biscottibody59 on 10/14/2014:
Hope your no exercise strategy works--I'm sure you're ready for a turnaround here soon!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 12, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

Happy Sunday!! I thank God today is a new day. Yesterday got very out of hand eating-wise. I was home most of the day and I found it hard to stay on track. It's harder for me than normal now that I can't be out of the house all day bc of my legs (they always need to be rested. Please God heal me. Breakfast: fruit, including a medium banana, and lemon / lime in hot water: 200 2nd breakfast: made a good protein pancake with 1/8 cup oat bran 60 , 1 egg and 1/4 cup egg whites 100, cashews 50, Apple butter 50, 260 and had it with Greek yogurt 150 and almond milk 50 460 :) oh...and peanut butter 150 810.

11:30 lunch: chips and popcorn 150, two white flour wraps 200 with tuna 100: 450, tasty.

around 1250. I really need my legs to get fully better. I do not like being home :( and eating and bored. I want to be able to be outdoors all day like I used to be :(

today was much, much better food-wise. it was healthy.

2200 cal. I did great.

exercise: NONE. I will be reporting NO EXERCISE for the next 2 weeks.  I have GOT to let my legs heal, fully.  It may take months still. but I have to get the pain to be obsolete, not lingering.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 10/12/2014:
Praying for your healing. Have a better day :)


OhioRaven on 10/13/2014:
Praying, HP



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 11, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

Didn't sleep in even though I went to bed at midnight. Early morning snack of lemon water and strawberries and cashews: 200 cal, a fiber/protein wrap 100, and egg white corn chips (I had 1.5 servings they have a lil protein around 8-10g for the amount I had - I was in the mood for something crunchy 200 500 total.

Snacking at mall on samples: sweetened tea and frozen yogurt, then my own yogurt 200....700 total

HUGE lunch: tons of cooked veggies: around 150 (mostly cabbage), then sautéed cabbage in oil (a bit more calories) maybe 150-200 at least, I put it in two tortillas 200, then I had pb and j on a tortilla 350: 850 or so. yeah - time to relax.

1550.

2350 so far...binging at home.

binged on mcdonalds for the 1st time in months and months. 1000...and then dessert around 200.

total: 3500 and I do feel quite sick as a dog.

legs have been out of this world terrible.

I hope I can get a lil better both mentally and physically...today was an off day, but tomorrow will be better.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 10/11/2014:
Sleeping habits are very important. I also do not sleep in whether I go to bet early or late. Then I will have a day like a few days ago where I slept a 11 hrs straight. Have a great day.


shams on 10/11/2014:
Any lemon water or lemon juice drink I think is a plus. Have a good day.


museumgirl on 10/11/2014:
I'll have to try that lemon water.... Have a good day



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 10, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

Early breakfast: banana, a Meyer lemon, regular lemon juice in hot water and vitamins 200

Legs have been giving me a different kind of pain - more when I wake up in the morning like pins and needles....could it be that the ice baths have helped my body start to heal? I hope so but really have no idea.

Around 600-800 cals over this week. Total cal today around 1700 perfecto!

Exercise: no extra anything. Just a few errands after work and made it to accupuncture after which is great. Trying to heal my legs mostly with ice either ice massage or ice bath.

Around 600 extra cal this week.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

shams on 10/10/2014:
Lemon Juice is good, i Kind of like don't know why.


OhioRaven on 10/10/2014:
Pins and Needles sounds like a pinched nerve or the way my CarpulTunnel used to feel. Hope they get better :v)


puddles on 10/10/2014:
Sure hope you get some relief from your leg pain soon. It must be exhausting for you to be in pain all the times. Have a great day.



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