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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Mar 28, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

I MUST work harder on keeping calories down if I want to lose more weight!  But, there hasn't been binging and calories are still relatively normal...and that is wonderful.

i think 2300...a bit much, but it's ok, i planned a little poorly.

exercise: 3.5 miles.

goodnight.

(yesterday's calories were more around 2050-2100)

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

moogy on 03/28/2011:
Well, as usual your exercise will be your saving grace. I am sure you will do a little more planning for tomorrow. I hope you got a good night's sleep and have a good day tomorrow.:)


V on 03/28/2011:
Have a good night's sleep!!!


Umpqua on 03/29/2011:
I think you're doing great, keep up the good work!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Mar 27, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

ohhh, man it's 3am and i can't sleep!  I am so restless, thinking about the week ahead.

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1750 calories today.

no extra cardio other than normal daily activity.

1hr and 20 min of weights, back, abs, pushups, and being awesome.

7 music lessons taught.

bed early so i can survive these next 13 days...i'm working 13 days straight with an extra day of volunteering next saturday from 9-4.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

moogy on 03/27/2011:
Yes, you better get a good rest. Sounds like you have a big haul in front of you. Stay healthy and it will give you the stamina you need to persevere.:)


moogy on 03/28/2011:
I am sorry that you have insomnia, I know it is awful and frustrating. Maybe you can get some herbal sleepy tablets to help you through the next couple of weeks. You are going to need to sleep when you can. Hugs:)


loveray on 03/28/2011:
have a great day love!! i have been having restless nights the past few and it's no fun at all!! hope you have a great day. xo


getmebackto150 on 03/28/2011:
yuck! I hope you got to sleep and you have a great monday!!!


Umpqua on 03/28/2011:
Hope you got some sleep and have a great week!


legcramps on 03/28/2011:
I hope you manage to get some sleep so that you're better prepared for the next 13 days! Have a good day today!


liza36 on 03/28/2011:
Wow, 13 days straight! Hope you can get some rest.


greengirl on 03/28/2011:
Sounds like a busy time ahead for you HoP. Hope you can manage to get a good sleep in there sometime. Keep up the good work !



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Mar 26, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

breakfast: grapefruit 80, yogurt 160, oatmeal 160, slice of tasty bread 80: 480. good. late breakfast, very hungry from last night having two granola bars and decaf coffee for dinner/after my workout!

4.5 mi walk.

2450 calories. a bit high, a bit overindulged, but i am not regretting anything! :-)  good exercise!

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If i have any advice at all, LIFTING WEIGHTS would be it!  I truly believe that the reason I can eat so many calories and still be able to lose/maintain weight is for the reason that I lift weights. My cardio has been so-so - I haven't been able to do it for as LONG as I want to.  Cardio for me is the elliptical or walking. A good walk for me is over 3 miles, 4 is best.  Any more than four is icing on the cake...haha, a good analogy, of course!

Lifting weights has caused my body to burn calories at a better and faster rate and my muscle burns more calories than fat. I am so happy that I love to lift weights and I'll never stop.  I have been eating upwards of approximately 2000-2300 calories per day and i'm still in weightloss mode....slow, but it's going down.  That is GREAT.

From my past experiences, and i do have plenty, I know I am losing weight in a good way when i cannot tell i'm getting thinner. The pace is slow, not rapid, so i don't feel it right away. Results are not instant, but they will be lasting.  This is compared to a rapid weightloss where the weight lost is such an instant shock to the body, i've always wanted to binge and the weight comes back sooner. I am happy.

 I've lost about 5 pounds since beginning this job I think.  5 lbs since around the last week of January 2011. that's good. that's success. It is true that it doens't matter how fast you lose the weight, it's not a race, ladies.

 The above paragraph being said, it's also true that i'd love to be a rock solid muscle machine and weigh 115. But, there is a means to an end. A PROCESS.  you cannot just skip doing the challenge, the hard work, to weightloss and be thin.  even with lyposuction and all those weightloss tools out there - you will still be challenged to maintain your low weight or continue to lose weight.

In my life, maintenance was always the hardest part. But now I understand it better, far better, I will still need to learn more how to maintain when I get to a weight that I am comfortable with.

When I do reach 129, the new goal will be 127. I will get another massage at 127. But first, I need to reach 129 :-)  So excited.  It may not seem like a lot of pounds, just a couple in fact, but it's weightloss. And it could take a whole month! haha, hopefully not?

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 03/26/2011:
What a great entry! I agree with the weight lifting making a HUGE difference... I really need to get back into lifting weights, not just running... You may have just inspired me to go to the gym today:) Have a good one!


Becca27 on 03/26/2011:
I agree with you but somehow, I always gravitate to cardio.... it's a mind-thing, I know,and completely backwards, but I'm still that girl who chooses cardio first. Thanks for the reminder about weights!


loveray on 03/26/2011:
i do love lifting. congrats on your loss. im so happy for you!! xoxo


loveray on 03/26/2011:
ps- almost to goal!!!!


Runforfun on 03/26/2011:
Glad you found a workout for you! I'm more a cardio fanatic myself! Haha. Very proud of you!


moogy on 03/26/2011:
Yes it lose extra muscles burning the calories. Good for you:)


moogy on 03/26/2011:
I just read you comments on my diary and wanted to say thank you for your kind words about my writing (I loved it at school - love using the language to express myself) and although I was born in England I appreciate the friendly openess of Australian's as well. They were lovely comments, thank you very much I appreciated them.:)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Mar 25, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

saturday morning entry: 

130 pounds! so close to my goal! yeah!

friday night entry:

gym was cut short. didn't finish weights. ran into hot guy from gym at 7-11 and we were chatting. i want him.!?

calories were great. 2150-2200 or so. perfecto.

day was busy.

worked till 4:30, drove to teach music lessons and got there less than 5 minutes early at 6pm...lots of traffic. taught till 8:30, got to the gym a little after 9. exercised till 10. came home by 10:40 after stopping along the way for coffee and granola bars.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

moogy on 03/25/2011:
I would imagine a hot guy would get your heart racing as much as the weights.!! Plus an hour excercising is great!! It was a good day HOP:)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Mar 24, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 131.0

Friday morning: strange breakfast: dried seaweed 120, coconut water 40, yogurt 120, bread 90: 350. good.

Thursday entry:

calories are between 2250-2300.

no exercise because i didn't have time today. I worked and taught 3 music lessons (but after tonight there will be NO music lessons and I will have another free night for the gym, thankfully!) I'm gonna miss teaching these students, but i need to also put some care into treating myself right, too.  and sitting all day, plus sitting teaching lessons, is too much if i can't get any exercise in too.

 

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

V on 03/24/2011:
Have a good one girlie!!!


loveray on 03/25/2011:
awesome days. i love those seaweed snacks, they are so good for you!! hope you have a great weekend.


Umpqua on 03/25/2011:
I tried to give the boys coconut water this morning but no go. Ah well. Have a good one!


moogy on 03/25/2011:
Balance in all things HOP, yes strange breakfast indeed, but whatever you like is great!!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Mar 23, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 131.0

so strange. it's that time of the month, i've been eating a lot, and i'm still staying thinner!  amazing. 

I AM sticking to my weights, back, abs, and pushups. not as much cardio, but i do what i can.

tonight i did at least 6 sets up pushups. 20-30 per set. mostly in the 20's. i was weak tonight.

cardio was only about 15 min.

weights were for 1.5 hours.

calories: 2050.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

moogy on 03/23/2011:
Stick with it HOP you are at last getting results for your efforts. Good for you!!:)


Umpqua on 03/24/2011:
Congrats on the loss!


selina on 03/24/2011:
Congrats on the pounds lost!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Mar 22, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 131.0

wed morning: 131 lbs  :-)

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shooot just deleted this darn entry by accident!

so, keeping it short,

4 mi walk - so glad.

calories were around 2250 - fantastic. not overdone at all.  let's be practical, not impossible with ourselves, right ladies!?

goodnight chicas!

tomorrow will be another cardio day, maybe. i may just decide to wait for weights until Thursday or Friday. I miss cardio! I used to do at least an hour a day. Lately i only get in 30 min sometimes, or nothing.

have a great night! stay well!

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 03/22/2011:
sounds like you are doing great!


moogy on 03/22/2011:
So annoying when that happens! Great walk, great day. Sleep well:)


loveray on 03/22/2011:
sounds like a great day!! i missed cardio too so i have started my beloved elliptical habit again:)


loveray on 03/23/2011:
congrats on your loss!!! thats big news. you will be at 129 in no time. xo


greengirl on 03/23/2011:
Sounds like a good day for you HoP, well done.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Mar 21, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

30 minutes strenuous cardio.

1 hour weights.

2250 calories. good.

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

lifestylechange on 03/21/2011:
:) looks like a good day!


KathyBlue on 03/22/2011:
Good! :)


moogy on 03/22/2011:
Excellent work HOP!!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Mar 20, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

Alright, time for a new entry :-)

I am feeling good right now, ready to go to sleep early and begin this week in the best way possible :-)

I should have more free time this week to get out and exercise and not rush around so much every evening.

Tonight I skipped the weights and gym.  I walked at the park, instead. It was worth it, even though I got home after 8pm. I left my house at 10am to teach lessons so it feels really good to be back home now.

I had another whirlwind weekend. But in the end, no matter how mad I can possibly get about certain things in my life, I do choose to be thankful for what I am given - compared to what I feel I have been denied.  I choose not to write more in detail about everything right now.  Life for me has been a rollercoaster.  Everyone has their challenges.

calories were good today. 1800.

3.5 mi walk.

work for today was teaching 10 music lessons.

goodnight ladies.

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

loveray on 03/20/2011:
thanks for your sweet thoughts - we hope everything is fine too and we will find out tomorrow. sounds like you had a really long day but so proud that you still got the walk in!! awesome. i hope that you have an awesome week ahead. you are amazing and dont forget it!


legcramps on 03/21/2011:
We can sure get caught up in what we feel we've been denied in life. I know sometimes I feel pretty damn sorry for myself. Good for you for being thankful simply for what you've been given and not giving any thought to those which you've been denied. That's a very unselfish act.

Have a great Monday!


lifestylechange on 03/21/2011:
way to go on that walk:)

nope, not a teacher.... a nurse:)


moogy on 03/21/2011:
It was a good day HOP, thank you for your comment on my diary the other day. I appreciate that you want the best for me, my husband and I will never get back together but neither will we divorce. It is a very complicated situation and I deal with it in a way that causes the least amount of pain. I hope you have another good day tomorrow. Consistency is always a slippery little sucker isn't it?



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Mar 18, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

Sunday entry: breakfast: cereal 140, milk 100, banana 100, chocolate gross yogurt 160: 500 calories.

Saturday entry:  had a big dinner tonight. pizza party/girls night. calories around 3000. but that's OK. it was a party and tomorrow is back to normal.  I'm not upset - at all, actually!  lots of veggies today, as well.

good morning ladies. i'm up early because my body wants to accomplish everything, even though i was thinking i'd want more sleep. but i'm up and ready to go and get things done, then maybe come back and take a nap...maybe not! :-)

off to have some breakfast, catch up with all of you later!

exercise: 4 mile stroll at park :-)

Breakfast: coconut water 60, rice cake 40, oatmeal 200, 2% greek yogurt 130: 430.

total after snacks/lunch: 1150....good day so far.

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Friday entry:

First and foremost, I want to thank all of you ladies for continuing to comment on my diary. I love all of your comments, even when you don't necessarily support everything I write! :-)

I am just getting home and it's almost 11pm. I left my house for work at 6:30 this morning! It's been a very long day.  For that reason, I like to get on here in order to hold myself accountable. I love this diary site, even if there were nobody on it but me----BUT, YOU LADIES DO MAKE THIS SITE THE MOST AMAZING SUPPORT GROUP THAT IT IS!

It's tough to log on, 11pm, after waking up at 5am and also do comments right now...I like to comment when i'm relaxed and NOT tired. usually the weekend is fantastic.

i remember the days i'd be one of the biggest commentors on here, but it's just not possible.  I'm pretty sure my schedule will change come April and I will have a little bit more time during the week...

Calories today are around 2200. I'm VERY happy with this.  I've learned to accept a binge and forget about it...move on.  Wednesday night I binged, but Thursday and Friday were normal days in my book - not restrictive or recovery days....just normal. this is what works for me and i will lose weight that way.

in terms of my massage, it's been put on hold....i cancelled my future appt. I'll make the appointment once i've reached 129.  i think i was getting anxious, placing the appointment before being 129...and holding so much of a challenge above my head.

It's better for me to get to 129 on my terms, not in a rush, and then schedule a massage. I can't wait! It may take 3 weeks or more. we'll see. :-) no rush.

tomorrow i will try to sleep in a bit. then, i have to go to the tailor, bank, and post office! yuck, yuck, and yuck!

I will take a walk tomorrow, too.  Then, i'll be visiting my grandma during her dinner and, after that!, driving to meet two of my girlfriends for dinner back near home.

BUSY day i've just come to realize. The walk is ultra important to me, but i need to get those errands done, too. I've put those errands (bank, tailor, post office) off for about 3 weeks. I tried last weekend, but the tailor and bank were closed and the post office had no more stamps in the machine!...it was after hours at the post office, but you can still go in and get stamps....

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

lifestylechange on 03/19/2011:
LOL, you are too cute..... No I definitely don't live in Australia, I live in MT haha (in the US)


loveray on 03/19/2011:
thanks so much for your comments. i should be proud that i lost at all, but i guess im used to seeing results really fast when i try something that is prescribed to me. at least a 1/2 pound a week, but im trying not to let that get me down. seems like what you are doing is reasonable with your eating and im glad you seem to be at peace with everything that's happening in your life:) i hope you get some rest this weekend and enjoy this weather!! xo


shadetree on 03/19/2011:
HoP, glad to see that you have come to terms with the binges and that you don't let one lead to a series anymore. That's definitely progress! Hope you get that walk in today!


greengirl on 03/19/2011:
You are doing good HoP. Do what suits you, and what works for you :-)


geevee on 03/19/2011:
Zigzagging does work for you! Your method of going back to normal after a one day binge works for me too, but my problem is NOT to extend the binge which is what I did in Dec./Jan and am now paying the price.


Donkey on 03/19/2011:
I love reading your entries :-)


loveray on 03/20/2011:
why was your choco yogurt gross?? was it wallaby?


lifestylechange on 03/20/2011:
Have a great day:)


Umpqua on 03/20/2011:
It sounds like you have come up with a really good system for dealing with those binge days. I'm adopting the same attitude, my weight was up after low carbing and I'm just not going to beat myself up over it. I like food too much and I'm losing weight at a healthy, steady pace and that's what is most important. Have a good one!


nemogirl on 03/20/2011:
I agree,too! I love this site, and your diary is really motivating me to just keep at my goal, come what may food wise.



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