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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Feb 08, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

6 hrs sleep.

big breakfast: cinnamon soy chips 150, two greek yogurts 200, cooked cranberries 50:  400.

snack: protein bar?? 230? or, a granola bar...coffee.

lunch: tofu, spaghetti sqash, pita? and a banana, hummus and more pita. around 800 or so.

snack: big apple, drink and rest of pita from lunch.

dinner: ? spiced pumpkin pie clif bar! amazing!

exercise: i'm thinking cardio. maybe weights.YUP! was a BIG success.

2050 cal.

rough day, very tired. worked 8-6:10.

exercise: mood changed dramatically and had a great workout of all weights and cardio, 4 miles with lots of faster running thanks to my gym buddy who motivated me!

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 02/08/2012:
Have a good day!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Feb 07, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

worked 7-5:30, dinner in car, went to therapy for a little bit (now i'm going every 3 weeks, not much), went to gym, got home at 10:10.

breakfast: 420...three greek yogurts with apple butter, some coconut water, drink.

snack: protein bar? coffee, granola bar, cookie, few sugar free candies


lunch: similiar to yesterday? lots of the sauteed eggplant thing, leftover eggplant/lamb awesome from restaurant, pita, and a drink...was there something else?

dinner: soy chips, drink, protein bar around 300

snack after gym: granola bar 190

anyways, a healthy day. just too big lunches lately.

2250 cal.

not as much exercise as planned, but close. 50 min cardio, some weights for fun at the beginning.


Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 02/07/2012:
Have a good one!

V on 02/07/2012:
Hoping that your day goes well HOP

legcramps on 02/07/2012:
Sounds like stress is winning out for you these days... hope things get better soon!

grumpy on 02/07/2012:
I'm on an eggplant kick too! haha kisses, girl!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Feb 05, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

will not be getting a good sleep as i am going to bed around 10:30 and need to be up around 5...not enough hours. last night i got about 5-6 hours, as well. great way to start the week...i'm a bit pissed off because my boss asked me to come in early...and i also stayed very late. i worked 8am-6:45pm. that's a lot of hours, almost 11.

3200 calories today. my mess-up was midnight...and also lunchtime. i felt very low on sugar and dizzy at work. a coworker gave me a banana, actually, this morning. rough day. the rest of the day i actually managed much better.

exercise: 4 mi run/walk...good!

midnight: hungry had a snack: apple and klondike bar, felt low on sugar...360, good....ummm, and 3.5 servings pretzels, was craving sugar/bread but also i really think i needed it...440 in pretzels, sheesh.

total cal at midnight: 800.

i am going to make this a positive day, despite a lot of interrupted sleep. wasn't a great night for me.

breakast: 200 of oatmeal/milk.,small protein bar 120

snack: protein bar? coffee 250

lunch: leftover eggplant with lamb and chicken, some veggies, maybe cheezits or pretzels: 650

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

V on 02/06/2012:
Have a good day :)

WII on 02/06/2012:
Hey HOP! Nope, I've been working on re-losing the weight I already lost plus the additional 40 friends she brought with her LOL. Been doing it for little over a year now, just had to change my nickname to be able to post from my phone since the Samsung Transform doesn't have the tilde~

I hope you can get some sleep! I agree, the less sleep and more tired we feel...the hungrier we get. It happens to me every time! Take care!

Justine6Robert3 on 02/06/2012:
Sorry your feeling sleep deprived! I always want to eat more when I don't get enough sleep. Excellent job on the exercise though! I hope you get some much needed rest soon, makes the day so much easier to tackle when your well rested :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Feb 05, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

edit: approx. 2350 calories today = good. happy with it. exercise: 4.5 mi walk/jog and weights.



alright, so losing what is FIVE pounds to even get to120 is going to require strategy! Basically, I know what I need - sleep! Therefore, even if I have to do less weightlifting in order to get more ZZZZs, this is what I'm going to HAVE to do, if I want to lose weight.

Otherwise, with chronic sleep deprivation, I will be hungrier, eating more often, and craving food much more. To prevent this as much as possible, I'm going to try as much as possible, this month especially, to get more sleep and even skip the weights up to once a week in order to get the sleep I need. This means sorta being satisfied if i lift weights only 2x a week sometimes, instead of 3.  I don't love this idea, but I know that sleep is more important :-( right now for weightloss. I will continue with having cardio everyday.

I had a successful weekend of eating; and today will be the same way.  I have healthy food choices and small things to snack on when hungry - I am prepared.

In the back of my mind, I have this little goal: to take a bathing suit pic on the cruise and use it as my facebook profile pic....at least from the waist up. this would be only if I were weighing maybe 119 or so...or if I feel that I do look good in the pic! :-) i would definitely put a a pic if i reach my goal, and, believe me, there is no feeling better than being able to do that.  It's been a long time since I weighed in the teens. remember, i'm short, 5'1", so it is a good weight for me!

last time I weighed in the teens was in the summer/fall of 2007. 4.5 years ago.  before i actally gave into all temptations/cravings and got fully depressed about not teaching music anymore.

breakfast: all natural protein bar chocolate flavor and cooked cranberries: 300.

snack: soy chips :-) yummy. 150

snack: another of those protein bars :-) 170

tsf: 620, nice.

lunch: okra and chicken/lamb (leftovers from earlier this week), pita. soy chips?

snack: ?




Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/05/2012:
RYC: I bought a lot of small clothes in anticipation of a trip to Italy 1.5 years ago, but never lost the weight. Now they fit, but some are a bit too loose. Yes, free clothes when we lose is a great idea!

V on 02/05/2012:
RYC there are alot of good DVD's out there, Shaun T's "Hip Hop Abs" (if you are a fan of dancing) "Rev Abs" Those are programs that not only strengthen the core but it is also a great way to improve your overall fitness level..Jillian Micheals has a good ab routine..I usually train my abs every other day with various workouts: Core with resistance bands, Ab Burner, Extreme Abs,Ab RipperX.. You can also find really good ab workouts in Muscle and Fitness Hers to do at the gym...Oh BTW I make my own protein bars the recipe is on the forum page if you are interested :) Anyhoo I hope this helps :) Have a good one

hollybelle on 02/05/2012:
Yes, indeed sleep helps EVERYTHING. Hope you get some sleep and aren't haveing to work long hours.

moogy on 02/05/2012:
You are seeming like a new woman over the last few months HOP, I don't know if you have noticed it but I have. Much more positive and willing to be flexible and go with the flow. Love it that you have a plan for yourself to lose those extra few pounds and getting good sleep is all part of being healthy:) Have a great day:)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Feb 04, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

February weekend goal: calories up to 2250 and no more on fri, sat, sun. not even 2500 :-)  Other than my issues with weekend eating, I don't want to make anymore changes to my diet because I'm satisfied with it, right now.

Weightloss progress is indeed very good. 125 lbs now.  I have been maintaining my weight over the past few months with a 2000-2250 cal diet. I know I can easily drop at least a couple pounds this month, February. 

6am: woke up, so had a tasty, healthier type bar. 170. lots of protein and fiber., diet cranberry juice, tea.

today's cals probably around 2000, maybe a little more. i count today as a major success.

exercise: also a success. 3 mi at the park and walking at the mall. perfecto.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/04/2012:
Enjoy your weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Feb 03, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

okay...back...to 125....now i need a good weekend of eating....just not above 2250...that would be good, fri/sat/sun.... :-)

have a good day all.

breakfast: 300: drink, tea, greek yogurts, cooked cranberries

snack: bar: 250, coffee, ginger drink

lunch: soy chips, bread, even maybe crackers: drink 100, pita 250, veggie salad 150, tomato juice 50: around 600

snack: veggies100, apple? pita 250

snack: soy chips 150

dinner: lots of cooked okra in some sauce and with some meat....and half an orange.

2050...that's what i'll record. great day!

lovely day calories-wise.

exercise: hour slow walk. but i did it, that's what matters!

and counting it as 200 calories gone.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 02/03/2012:
Have a good day!

WII on 02/03/2012:
Have a great weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Feb 02, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

breakfast: 300. greek yogurts and cooked cranberries

snack: 250 protein bar and ginger drink

lunch: 650: bagel, chips, tomato juice. maybe protein bar 150: 800

snack after work: cooked veggies, tomato, apple, drinks: 250

snack after gym: bar? drinks 200

1800.....yes, it actually turned out to be around 1800 cal. perfect.

plan for exercise: cardio...maybe weights if i  get out sorta on time, but probably just cardio. i did weights and cardio...now i don't have to push myself like crazy on friday night....maybe just a walk, outside....


up early tomorrow. i start work at 7, probably will end around 5:30.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

WII on 02/02/2012:
Have a good day, HOP :)

legcramps on 02/02/2012:
Sorry work isn't going so well for you. Sounds like it's a high-stress situation with long hours and not enough balance. Hope you're able to find a solution soon.

By the way, nice job on the 3.5 mile run!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Feb 01, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

for my own info: 200 cal deficit so far this week. :-) yay!


i wan't to tell my boss that i want to leave at 4:30pm...that's my real hours....but usually that's unheard of...........

breakfast: yogurts and cooked cranberries 300

snack: bar, 300, no fiber or sugar alcohols...

lunch: will probably be chips & bagel my stomach is bothering me.

snack: veggies cooked and raw, drink

dinner: something similiiar to either breakfast, lunch, or a bar.


fully exhausted, depressed and upset. yesterday and today mark ONE YEAR at my job, which i have because of connections, which is too many hours for my health and i plain hate the job. I feel like i have nothing to show, no accomplishments. I'm very upset.

calories: 1850...that is a perfect amount. good even for weightloss.

exercise: 4 mi, i ran 3.5 mi straight.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

WII on 02/01/2012:
All you can do is ask and all he can say is either yes or no! I say go for it! Have a lovely day!

hollybelle on 02/01/2012:
What are you doing at work these days - not leaving on time - sounds like the insurance industry-hahaha--oh wait-that's my field. Anyway, seriously, when that has repeatedly happened to me, I usually try to mention early in the day what I have to do after I leave work and that I will need to leave by the appointed time. That way it is not in a crunch situation/at the last minute, etc. Smoother transition out the door and less awkward. Now that said, it pay to be willing to work late "sometimes", but not to the point one feels taken advantage of if you are salaried employee. Good luck!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jan 31, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

breakfast 450

snack: 230


lunch: 450?


snack: 150?

dinner: ?

1900 calories.overwhelmed and exhausted. i have not been sleeping enough. can't help it.

 exercise: finally good. weights full routine but fast. cardio one hour.

horrible gas = especially when i am not sleeping and i'm eating at all hours. i can help it, but it seems i also can't because i need to eat those foods to feel content and satisfied and not binge...

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Em17 on 01/31/2012:
Have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jan 30, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

8am breakfast: oatmeal 200 + big protein bar 330; 530

snack: protein bar.

lunch: veggies, tofu, pita....and i keep eating a big amount of whatever cooked veggies/meats that the boss brings...which ups my total for lunch. for instance, today i also had a spinach/chicken hearty stew. my calories were around 800 for lunch, instead of 400. not necessarily so bad, but i can't lose weight this way!

snack: tomatoes, apple, diet drinks, bread, rest of tofu and veggies from lunch.

dinner: granola bar, healthier protein bar. was late, 10:30pm.

2200 cal, great.

weird day of LOTS of sitting/driving. finally, i did some bicep curls and pushups and 30 min of cardio. some walking some jogging. not much on the exercise front, but i did it. i ended up getting home ater 11pm tonight. tomorrow i start work at 7am....oh boy!!!

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Em17 on 01/30/2012:
Have a great day!

supercheese on 01/30/2012:
Have a great day!!

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