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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jan 17, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

edit: 4 day average = 2275. that's good enough. tomorrow i work towards calorie reducing to meet my next weight goal!

5:30am big, tasty breakfast: oatmeal 220, yogurt 100, protein bar 250: 570.

snack: bar? 250?

lunch: healthy tofu, veggies, quinoa: 400 and a plain wrap 200 and a full bagel 300....i didn't have all the healthy part of lunch till after work, actually. i was very hungry, my stomach was gargling and upset all morning, the bread was supposed to help, but still i had problems.

after work: the rest of my lunch along with some pickled eggplants! yes, you heard right! my boss made them, mini eggplants the less than 3 inches long. wow. amazing. too much veggies have caused me horrible bloating...and a grapefruit.

 horrible gas and bloating at work. probably due a little bit to last night's dinner (lotsof veggies yesterday, too many before bed) and lots of fiber in the AM. maybe just too much. i must watch it!

after working out: granola bar and coconut water 200.

total: 2000 cal. awesome!

exercise: 50 min cardio of slow walking with jogging. nice. and a little weights because sometimes i just can't say no!



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

Kati on 01/17/2012:
I bought tofu and I had a horrible experience with it. Remembering it now discourages me to buy more... :( It smelled soooooooooo awful!!! I made it with a small amount of pasta to guarnish a grilled salmon.

legcramps on 01/17/2012:
Have a good day!

moogy on 01/17/2012:
I was just reading yesterday's entry. Having been a regular reader of your diary, I was wondering what weight you would like to be and how tall you are? I was also looking at your graph as seeing how well you have done this past year. It would seem that aiming for your 2000 calories is working for you HOP:) I hope you have a good day:)

WII on 01/18/2012:
You eat more fruits and veggies than ANYONE I've ever known of! You are doing great!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jan 16, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

total calories for the past few days, 3 day average = 2366 cal per day = decent (considering this average includes a day of 3250 cal!). and over the next few days calories should be better as i'm prepared and have cooked healthy foods for lunch everyday! veggies,quinoa, tofu!

breakfast: oatmeal with rice milk 200, yogurt 100, rice cakes 100., aloe water 40., more yogurt 550. good!

snack: healthy fiber bar before working out 150

snack: drink and a few candies, no lunch. 800 total so far.

snack: coffee and a couple chocolates, rich kind! 250

dinner: healthy veggies, salad, eggplant rollettes microwave meal which i always love and will never be totally sick of haha. total can't be more than 600.

total today: 1650 calories. gonna say 1600. it was a healthy dinner.

GREAT. and exercise was superb, too. 4.5 mi run/jog and full weight routine for 1.5 hours in the morning at the gym. the jog was between 4:30-5:30 at the park. i had off and i used the day quite well, inbetween was a doctor appt. wonderful!

So far, thoughout these 3 months, it seems that I have basically been able to maintain my lower weight. However, I have not been able to acheive a lower weight yet. The only good that I can see in this is that my body has had the time to get used to being 125. But also, I actually feel heavier now than when I weighed 135! I don't know why, but I am used to this weight, 125, and I do feel ready to go lower.  I have had small binges which are the reason I haven't been able to go lower this month. But, luckily, January is only half over, and if i work a little more seriously - focused without unnecessary binging, then I can at least lose one pound.  For me, I lose weight as long as I don't binge.

Exercise: will be AM weights at the gym sorta far from me for a change of pace, shower there I think, home to just blow dry my hair, quick drive to queens to pick up dental records, doctor's appt, therapy?...we'll see. i have a lot to do today.

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

Kati on 01/16/2012:
Dental records? Are you going on a dangerous mission?? :o)))

grannyannie on 01/16/2012:
Maybe you feel heavier as you have more muscle?

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jan 15, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

8am big breakfast: big orange 120, cereal w. milk 180, protein bar230, protein bar 250: 780.

10am snack again, protein bar 250

lunch: 320 haha...two sorta biggish cookies and a little bit of the crusts of my grandma's sandwich and a few tiny slices of pastrami and a pickle. lol. horrible!

snack: healthy yogurt 100...later a coconut drink 50.

dinner: olive garden, mostly healthy, but did have two breadsticks! how can't you!?, it's the olive garden! also a nice stew of fish,shrimp,scallops, grilled veggies, salad...at least 750 cal.

so, pretty healthy today, 2250 = success for a day off.  :-)

exercise: walk/jog a short mile and a half and some walking at the mall...feeling a bit lazy! I will do weights probably tomorrow morning, actually.


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

Kati on 01/16/2012:
wow, that stew sounds delicious :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jan 14, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

3am up in middle of the night, protein bar, tea. 250.

6:30am breakfast: oatmeal and brown rice milk 210, greek yogurts with stevia and some apple butter 230: 440, good.

tsf: 690, good.

750 after coffee in morning

snack: tomato juice and chips 250, followed by lunch:

lunch: split pea soup 220, collard greens 30 250...

snacking: 450...

big, satisfying, dinner: rice cakes 250, chips 150, other baked snacks 150, orange 100, popcorn 100, microwave meal 350: 1100? oopsie, thought it would be lower!

total: 2800. still in the 2000's. it's all good. i needed it. 3250 cal, but mostly healthy foods. it's quite alright! no big deal at all!

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

grannyannie on 01/14/2012:
Have a great weekend.

V on 01/14/2012:
I hope you don't have to work today, you need a little R n R <3 have a good day!!

Umpqua on 01/14/2012:
I have some brown rice protein powder that I need to use up since I bought a large container of it and never even opened it. I'm thinking it will be good for smoothies and breakfast stuff. Have a good one!

Supercheese on 01/14/2012:
Have a good weekend!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jan 13, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

4am can't sleep and had some oatmeal: 250.

6am breakfast: oatmeal again 160 lol and yogurt or maybe a bar.... 390,good.

I weight 125, currently. good.

2250 calories today. mostly very healthy.


exercise: weights for 1.5 hours, short maybe less than 30 min walk...was so cold out!...and it was 10pm.

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

Kati on 01/13/2012:
ohh girl, I see it keeps raining on your parade :( Try to schedule some sleeping, and try to stick to it.

liza36 on 01/13/2012:
Sorry for the bad day yesterday. I hope you can get in a nap because 4am is way too early to be up!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jan 12, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

didn't weigh myself yet, but i am feeling thin....maybe 123 pounds soon!?

4am: woke up and got hungry grrrr. 250, protein bar. :-) good amount!

5:45am breakfast for real...oatmeal and brown rice milk 200, yogurt 100. drink 20.

total so far: 570, good.

bad acne on chin.... :-(  must be lack of sleep. has to be.


horrible day today. tomorrow will be better. nothing went right and the wisdom teeth are still planted in my gums. like i said, nothing went right....

calories: 2300...

exercise: 45 min cardio.

lots of traffic, waiting, stressing, worrying.

so stupid.  when is my life going to be what i want it to be?

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

grannyannie on 01/12/2012:
Doing well. Not much more to your goal! Have a great day.

V on 01/12/2012:
Good luck at the dentist tonight..

liza36 on 01/12/2012:
Hope your day goes well.

WII on 01/12/2012:
I'm LOL at you using that gym's shower LOL!! You are rocking! Great job!

moogy on 01/12/2012:
I hope that you get those teeth out and get plenty of pain killers:( Do you have goals, big ones, and the little ones you need to reach the big one? Is the big one something that is acheivable? Other people actions are really good reasons for not acheiving the things we want. Hope that helps:)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jan 11, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

big early breakfast: oatmeal and rice milk 200, bar 250 450....drink 20 = 470...

snack: nothing much. coffee. bite of a bar.

lunch: nice. healthy. veggies, grains.etc.

snack: not much. strawberries, rest of pita from lunch.

total before gym: 1100.

total after gym: bar 230, and a lil bit of on the healthier side chinese leftovers...damn, left me thirsty! 300.

total: 1630, good. nothing to complain about. i don't like eating too little, so this is quite good in calories. i'm satisfied and full. when i'm hungry, it really goes downhill! you know!? dieting in moderation, not starvation...

exercise: a bit little. i wanted weights, but worked from 7am-6pm on little sleep. 11 hrs is a lot, you know!? 45 min cardio. some bicep curls. NO pushups. tired.


oh, i count today as 500 calories dropped! nice. :-) On my way to weighing 115 here I come! I can do this oh yes!

Getting my wisdom teeth removed tomorrow evening, so liquids probably till Saturday or Fri night.

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

Kati on 01/11/2012:
big breakfasts are very good. They say we should have 20-25% of our DA's for breakfast. (DA = Guideline Daily Amount, without the G :-))

V on 01/11/2012:
Have a good one HOP :)

supercheese on 01/11/2012:
i agree with kati. i like big breakfasts too!

moogy on 01/11/2012:
Another great day HOP, well done:)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jan 10, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

nice breakfast: drink 40, protein bar 250, oatmeal with hemp milk 210: 500.

snack: another bar 230, coffee

lunch: veggies, tofu 300

snack: strawberries, drink: 80

calories before gym: 1280

calories after gym: 270

total cal: 1550. well that is perfect, expected, after being at work all those hours. at least it's good for dieting, yes?! haha.

exercise: will be cardio, right after work after the snack... ate dinner in the car on the way to the gym (35-40 min away approx).gym for an hour.

i worked from 7am-7:30pm all day at the computer. when i left i went to the nearby grocery store and my eyes started to burn so bad and they were actually tearing. i couldn't even open them for a few mintues. i was staring at the computer all workday.

exercise: 45 min cardio and some weights when i got back home to the nearby gym.

i got home at 10pm. tomorrow i start work at 7am. i will need coffee! who wouldn't!? this is not the lifestyle i want but the one i have at the moment. nothing i can do.

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

hollybelle on 01/10/2012:
Good breakfast - good plan.

hollybelle on 01/10/2012:
Good breakfast - good plan.

supercheese on 01/10/2012:
HAve a great day!

legcramps on 01/10/2012:
Have a good day!

moogy on 01/10/2012:
Maybe getting some eye drops would help on 'those' sort of days when your eyes are working overtime:) Good day HOP:)

Kati on 01/11/2012:
maybe you should think about changing your career like V. She got into TurboFire and she's on her way to be a personal trainer. I'd love to be a tennis instructor myself but I won't be able I know. Have to stay on the ground.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jan 09, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

today's 1750  1800 still good + yesterday's 2550 =  a modest 2175 over two days = doing good!


good breakfast: oatmeal and hemp milk and cinnamon/chocolate stevia 220, cottage cheese with extra cinnamon and stevia 110: 330 great. and some of the protein bar below.

snack:rest of bar, coffee. 250.

lunch: cooked veggies, tofu. coffee? 300.

dinner: : tomato juice. 30..later a grapefruit?100, also for lunch and after work i had a really nice dish my boss cooked, kinda like a tomato and okra stew with little bit of chicken in it. very tasty, very healthy! 300....oh, and good wrap he gave me. just the bread, made out of wheat bran. 140 or so.

snack after gym: aloe water 40, few strawberries 30, protein bar to curb my hunger! 230: 300 total. good day!

1750 = fantastic   1800 = good day. good eating for sure! and healthy!

have a gyno appt tonight after work yucko...just time to shower at a gym quick...then dinner and a walk/jog at home in my neighborhood.

i really did clean myself before the appt and felt so much better. i ran into a nearby gym and asked to see the locker room! lol. it was a really nice gym, new york sports club! i don't go there...but showered there today! lol.

exercise after my appointment: 40 min cardio. little bit of pushups and bicep curls for fun.


i have work tomorrow at 7am.


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

V on 01/09/2012:
Have a good day HOP :)

hollybelle on 01/09/2012:
Good plans - glad you are taking care of yourself with doc appt. etc.

moogy on 01/09/2012:
It sound like you are doing really well HOP, I am sure you will keep it under your 2000 hit mark today:)

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

ok, binge at breakfast: protein bar 230, chips 1120 cal - whole bag, and ice cream 480: 1830. this will not ruin my plan.  I had a lot of volume in my dinner last night, tons of veggies, maybe i will not do that next weekend. when i eat at lot a dinner, i tend to binge in the AM...

my binge has not made the whole day a wasted one! so glad i decided to get on with the day, despite a poor choice of breakfasts! :-D

snack: dried seaweed snack (it's like chips, good stuff i tell ya!) and some diet snapple juice. 50.

snack: came home around 3:30 to change but was also feeling the hunger...so had something good, bran crips that i broke up as cereal (very healthy, look it up - scandinavian bran crisps) and the hemp milk (not so good - but i like it when i add the chocolate stevia sweetener and cinnamon!): only 170 cal.

tsf: 2050, perfect for now...hey, it's not like i can just take back the morning!

dinner: will be lots of collard greens and tofu. healthy & satisfying. probably about 500.

total: 2550 cal = awesome for today. a good weekend, too. no high calorie counts, still modest in the 2000's. this is what i'm trying for & i am doing it. i may not be perfect all the time, but i feel happy about this day. and it will end on a good note, that is for sure.  It can be more difficult on the weekend to keep calories low, as many of you know.

exercise: jogging and walking at the park - we are blessed with nice weather like spring in the midwinter!, 4.5 miles; entire weight workout at the gym after my snack! great day.

will try to comment later on some journals. enjoy your weekend, ladies.



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

Supercheese on 01/08/2012:
I just told Zach he was called a hottie and you should have seen his face. Mr. Modest.......not. lol. And yes, I binged this breakfast too but!! i found that it actually makes me eat less during the day because I feel bad if that makes sense.....

moogy on 01/08/2012:
Good job getting back on track sraight away HOP, great exercise and yes, you are having a lovely winter:)

V on 01/08/2012:
Great workout today :) Have a good evening!!

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