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Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 28, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

breakfast: 600.

brunch: fruit 50, bar 150, seaweed salad 100?, pita 50, another pita with pb and jelly 200, nasty bar 250 (but I ate it...higher fat, lower protein, moderate carbs - all natural mostly nuts / seeds plus some cacao liquor!) 800 calories.

1650...1700 Very healthy but huge dinner 500. All 400 or so calories in vegetables and 100 cals in tofu. Sauces were basil sauce and ginger sauce :) great dinner!!! 2100 is a major success. Exercise was walking at mall. Leg pain was very minimal. They didn't even bother me while doing laundry! Gonna beat the shin splints!

finally...a successful weekend calorie-wise.  next weekend will be the same...and so will the next couple definitely till August :).  On track.  Size 4-6 right now (mostly 6).

2 weeks until a "mini vacation" for me from work.  On Tuesday, July 15th I'm taking off to go to a concert in NYC - Bruno Mars at Madison Square Garden! Looking forward to it and I may take off the Wednesday afterwards also. 

The Friday directly after (July 18th) I'm going on a long weekend trip to Hazelton, PA to go white water rafting and coming back Sunday.  I may take Monday off as well. 

Upper Body Gym Days this coming week: Tuesday Eve, Friday Morning, Sunday Morning....or just Tuesday Eve, Thursday Eve, Sunday Morning...depending on my plans for the weekend.

Upper Body Workout for week of the 14th: Tuesday Morning / Afternoon, Friday Morning, and hopefully Sunday when I get home from the trip.

Trying to conserve my vaca days / sick days and doing this would use only 4 or 5. perfect.  Leaves me 10 sick/vaca left for this year (haven't used anything yet and everything expires next April)

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jun 27, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

Calories till end of workday 1250 :) Calories after work: 300 at most 1550.... Dinner will be assortment of cooked yummy veggies and tofu I think :) Exercise was a half hour walk with stretching at lunch and leg pt. Less stress this week and my legs are doing much better. Gotta keep it up.

450 or so (bigger dinner than planned, but definitely ok for a Friday!)

2000 :-D

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jun 26, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

With less cardio I am not having an easy time losing weight...but also the binging doesn't help lol. Overall, I am doing just fine really. Just gotta keep it up and I will do well. Weirdness at work this AM. The IRS / federal cops / transit MTA cops showed up. Maybe between 25-30 of them total. They lined us up and escorted us if we needed to go back to our desks. They also made photocopies of our driver's licenses and had us write our job title and phone #s down.

The cops told us to go home for the day bc they had a search warrant to search the office for the entire day. Probably just one day. So....relaxing at home and finally taking care of my health bills that I can submit to insurance for reimbursement. I should get around 250-300 dollars back over the past few months and I plan to stick that directly in my savings account :)

So glad to be home! I will go to the gym early and go to bed early. I was thinking beach or park....maybe I will still go to the park and bring a own chair to lie out we will see or I can lie out on my terrace. I am not sure I can get a tan like that though...and it would be better to leave the apt and do something nice. Gonna try to read at the park lol or stay out on my terrace.... :). Not like I need a big tan.

Ohhhhhh aaaaaand I wil comment on all your diaries now! Yay! Maintenance man is also here fixing a leaking hot water knob in my bathtub! Perfect timing :) to be home!

Breakfast 400 Snacks: coffee 50, almonds 100, small bar 150, sautéed garlic from my fridge lol 50. 350 good! 750 good. Plan is for healthy eating and snacking this afternoon. I stopped at the grocery store on the way home to pick up a couple of those long seedless cucumbers, few apricots, plums, pineapple, and strawberries so I am prepared for today and obviously quite a few days!

Lunch: frozen but very tasty Stouffer's stuffed pepper 250, lots of broccoli raab / sautéed garlic and lettuce around 200, and strawberries 100 :) (also diet soda) total here: a healthy, very healthy, and was tasty, 550 cal. trying to make this day off relaxed but also well spent.  tired of binging and feeling worse on my days off and then going back to work feeling horrible...!

1300 so far, awesome.

Snack protein bar and some sort of diet lemonade iced tea drink 150 approx

1450 or so very nice. About to go out and do some quick errands. Them gym and gone to relax tonight.

1700 so far before snack tonight of a protein bar

Total around 1850 success

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

OhioRaven on 06/26/2014:
It sall sounds great but, Where the Heck do you work, Hop ?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/26/2014:
I work in Queens, NY....for an electrical contractor. one of the biggest in the city. :)


OhioRaven on 06/26/2014:
I hear your Big Soda Ban is over :v) I don't drink the stuff myself.


legcramps on 06/26/2014:
Rah for a day off LOL! Enjoy to the fullest :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

1300 to end of workday :)

Snacking after work 250

1550 good :)

Total will be around 1800 perfect.

Walk at lunch and leg pt :)

2000 cal in the end. Good.

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

SkinInTheGame on 06/25/2014:
Plenty - what a great day! Keep up the good work!


thenewMLE on 06/26/2014:
Sounds like a good day!! Have a great one today too!


legcramps on 06/26/2014:
Awesomesauce :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

so I thought no overtime this week and I was wrong! it was "better" overtime though.  a coworker reminded me we had a union meeting at 6pm. so I left work at 5, stopped home to make lunch & breakfast for tomorrow, and drove 5 min away from my place to the meeting. at least I got something done in the short gap of time :)  meeting ended around 7 and I got to the gym around 7:30. and home around 9:30. ready to go to bed now :)  I was thinking early night, but, things are always busy. such is this job and life. gotta roll with most of the punches :)

like I said, this is not a weightloss week. and I feel it...lol.

Breakfast thru end of workday 1250.

food after work: 450, but healthier side of things :)

snacking before gym: 200 at most.

after gym snack: small recovery protein bar. 200

2100. not bad. it's ok. lots to do. healthy day. exercise: 20 min - half hour walk, with leg stretching, at lunch.  full upper body weights, back, abs at gym.

 

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

SkinInTheGame on 06/25/2014:
I am in that 2 week no weight loss vortex too! At least we realize it and we need to just keep on track!M

Have a great day!


legcramps on 06/25/2014:
Evening meetings are a part of my job too, and sometimes it feels like all i've done that day is work! I don't really mind it all that much though - at least we get a catered meal. I probably eat better at the meeting than I would at home ;)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 23, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

You guys always make me laugh :) thanks for the support it actually made me relax after reading those couple comments yesterday :)

1300 or so till end of work. Calories after work 250. I had a big iced green tea and it made me very sick from the caffeine. It was the largest size from dunkin donuts and it had a very bad effect on me.

1850 total calories very good.

Today basically balanced out Fridays 2600. And in general this whole week is gonna be more averaging out the past weekend. Next week will be actual weightloss again...

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

SkinInTheGame on 06/23/2014:
Wow - who knew you could feel a big ice tea that much - better stick with a medium!


legcramps on 06/24/2014:
Ugh - I hate feeling sick from too much caffeine or sugar. It's such a gross feeling.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 22, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

yay I slept through the night :)

8am: Breakfast: hot lemon water with stevia, some coconut water, low sugar oatmeal made with extra stevia and almond milk, greek yogurt with added flax oil and stevia again lol, protein bar but it wasn't satisfying (because I've had so many of this type lately) 250: 650...

nothing planned for today so sorta ate during the morning downtime.

11am: early lunch: leftover lots of chicken fried rice: maybe around 2 cups of rice 500 and chicken 300?, then a large amount of white rice 300. triscuits. 150.1250-1300.

so far today: 1950. fine....a very difficult, unplanned day. oh well....glad to not have plans really. wishing I had off from work for like a month lol...

anyways, doing good with dieting, yes, but, I keep backsliding on the weekends.

2pm big snack: fruit 100, protein bar 250, some peanut butter 100 at most, cereal with almond milk 250: 600 ugh.

2550. plan is 3050 or so for today. feeling quite sick and bloated.

I plan to go to bed without dinner. I was eating all day. I just ate a couple cucumbers anyway. I am glad at least I got my weights in.  I sorta wasted the day. not a bad thing...but, it would be better if I wasted it and kept calories around 2200-2300. but, I'm not in such a bad spot. if I stop now :)

total cals: around 2650. good. that's it for today! kitchen is CLOSED. going to bed hungry sucks and I'm doing laundry late. so did eat. it's only 250 calories more no biggie.

total calories: 2900. it's a new day & week tomorrow. whatever!

 

 

 

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

SkinInTheGame on 06/22/2014:
Backsliding on the weekends - that's good!!!

I have a thing I do - if I start in a backsliding mode - I say out loud - "Back On Track" and then I stop eating.

It is meant to break me from going into an eating frenzy! You do need to say it out loud or it won't work...

Isn't that funny? It totally works for me.

Have a great Sunday, Plenty!


OhioRaven on 06/23/2014:
Repent, Backslider !



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 21, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

Calories in morning: 700 :) Snack: big iced coffee decaf 100 Light lunch: protein shake around 300 1100 good! Going home to watch a movie before my friend comes over :)

snacking before dinner: 150 more.

1250 :)

big dinner; around 800?

snack: bar: 250

around 2250-2300 perfect.

exercise: not much. just leg exercises. no cardio. left leg is too bothersome.

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jun 20, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

Breakfast and lunch, pretty healthy. 1200.

snack: big apple. 1350. good!

dinner: lots of veggie salads 300 at most I think....chips 200 at least...and a protein bar with a bit of extra sugar. 250.

1350 + 1750 = 2100 :)

snacking: 500. (chocolate peanut butter protein bar, 2 tablespoons pb on a very small 50 cal wrap)

2600. good.

Exercise was a 40 min walk. Only left leg hurt.

...now just hoping to sleep soundly through the night tonight, Saturday & Sunday...I really need some sleep because I skimped on it basically every day this work week.  Last night I think I got 5 hours.

ok....it's hard to look back at the entries since I can't see more than a week or so at once.   anyways, I have been generally doing good on my "dieting."  I think in about 5-6 weeks time, I've lost around 2 1/2 pounds.  just gonna keep it up :)

on another note, it's midnight, I'm still full & cannot sleep.

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jun 19, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

I have learned to be content with what I have. Or, I am learning to especially today. It feels good to be happy and not angry :)

Breakfast and snacking 700 and healthy lunch 500

After work and during gym almonds and big apple and big iced decaf along with other zero cal vitamin waters around 350 here.

After gym bar around 250

A perfect 1800! Yes it is good :). I would say I def burned 2200 with the workout I did :)

1050 cals burned this week. Gonna try to keep it good tomorrow but may indulge in a larger healthy dinner actually i am planning on it :) same with this weekend! Yay. So a lil less than 1/3 lb. good.

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

OhioRaven on 06/20/2014:
Perfect :v)


SkinInTheGame on 06/20/2014:
Plenty - you are so right! I watch, track and plan, but at the end of the day, I believe we all can be all be "Healthy at Every Size" if we eat right and exercise regularly!

I am never mad at myself for anything other than sending business emails with spelling errors - hah!



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