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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jan 28, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

1350 before dinner :)

big dinner: some spinach dish (with sauce) my boss made was so good 150? and hopefully not more!, cooked broccoli 50, turkey 100 on wrap 100, pumpkin 50, and....cooked cranberries with stevia 100 or so...and herbal tea with no sweetener, my body just needed something comforting right now....total here: 550, maybe 600 = EXCELLENT.

1950, very good to me.  I am slowly cutting calories.  My plan is to get used to a lower amount, just even a little lower, so I can lose some weight (slowly).

 will do some leg work & probably take the night off from ab work.   just doing some stuff at home because I have a very busy day tomorrow with an interview that my last over a couple hours before I go to work tomorrow after it.. 

exercise: 15 minutes during lunch: upper leg exercises. then, strengthening exercises tonight.....maybe abs, but probably not...just gonna get to bed probably, so that I can have a good NYPD interview with my investigator tomorrow morning at 8am...gonna take a taxi there so that I don't have to deal with tough to find parking :) it's very close to where I live (10 minutes - 20 minutes or so! depending on traffic)  I am proud of myself for balancing everything these past few weeks.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

glassgirl3 on 01/29/2014:
hope your interview went well.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jan 27, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

around 1700 cals. I had a perfect, happy day.  lots of laughs at the gym after work with one of my neighbors.  It's so much better being happy than being sad.  :-D 

workout: upper body; leg strengthening routine at home.

goodnight all.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jan 26, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Trying to write a comment on Legcramps' page, but there is no comment area!?

exercise plan: lay off cardio still, but do all leg exercises, upper leg weights exercises & ab work.  yup.  & rest of the day on the couch. I also plan to cook, for the first time in months, just some stir fry veggies.

Happy Sunday! :)  I asked my parents if they wanted to go out to eat - but mom already has plans lol.  Someone gave me a $150 gift certificate to a good seafood restaurant by me & I was hoping to use it with my parents.

7am Big tasty breakfast: fruit 50, 1 egg, 1 egg white around 100, cooked cranberries with stevia 100?, greek yogurt 100, wrap 100 with peanut butter 200: 650, good!

9:30am: almonds and cooked cranberries, around 250, good :)

11am: pre-workout drink 50

during & after abs / upper leg workout: shake, not more than 200 cal.

2:00pm: big, late lunch: lots of cooked broccoli & cabbage 150-200, 2 servings packaged, fried tofu 250, 2 bags of veggie chips 300: around 700-750.  I was full but kept eating, was worth it, I guess, rather than binging completely, I just ate double servings to be satisfied while staying home the rest of the afternoon & night.

total: 1850 approx., good.

ended the day with 2250 calories which I am super proud of.  seems I was more tired than hungry & actually listened to my body.  I slept from 7:30pm-5:30am...I feel refreshed!

 

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 01/26/2014:
Here's why you can't leave a comment:

http://www.dietdiaries.com/forum-readmessage.cfm?messageID=6012&category=DD%20website%20what%27s%20new&categoryID=2011

horn_of_plenty on 01/27/2014:
thank you biscotti....will try this later!!! :D


Umpqua on 01/27/2014:
I t sounds like you had a nice healthy weekend, I hope it's a good week for you!


dana_johnson426 on 01/27/2014:
I keep meaning to geb cranberries at the store. Cooked cranberries sound so good!


allieoop on 01/27/2014:
Good for you to realize you needed rest instead of food! I have ate many times when I probably should have just went to bed. Thanks for writing that, so I will think next time.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jan 25, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Happy Saturday!  I weighed myself this AM at the gym....and surprisingly it said 127 (I did feel lighter & that's why I even stepped on the scale...happy about this)

I woke up on the early side.  Plan is definitely for early morning upper body weights routine at the gym, I want to get it completed & out of the way - but in a good way....I wanna get it done & done well!

7:30am Breakfast: 2 servings fiber one 120, 1 cup of Kashi lean 150, almond milk 40 310 or so. also a supplement (50 cal) soon to help with the weights workout, no caffeine. total 360

Snack: after gym- protein shake with 2 scoops protein and half banana around 400 cal. 750 or so.

12:30pm: Healthy, but big, lunch: 600 or so.

1350, good.

late dinner around 8pm, around 2250 cal, good day of generally healthy food!

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

glassgirl3 on 01/25/2014:
congrats on the loss!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jan 24, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

Breakfast: 500 :)

snack: strawberries 50

snack: soy nut butter 100, on English muffin 100, with some almonds and blackberries, stevia100, almond milk 50 = 350, good!

 snack: protein bar 200

snack: protein shake with half banana 250

snack: veggies - cooked kale & sautéed daikon with sauce: around 200?

light dinner (stomach is in flips....meeting up with guy friend tonight..): pb and jam on a roll: 300.

exercise: abs and upper legs, shin exercises.

9pm wine: around 150?

2am woke up hungry: almonds 150, fruit 50. around 200 or so, hopefully not much more.

2200, fine.

Progress as of today: -4 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jan 23, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

1450 before dinner.

big dinner, as much as 800 def.

around 2250, worth it.

leg stretching exercises, half mile extra walk at lunch in addition to my general routine. rest day - same tomorrow, sorta. it'll be abs only.  Weights on Saturday :-)

Progress as of today: -4 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jan 22, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

lol, wow. no entry Tuesday huh?! well, it was good. no exercise, & around 1850-1900 cal. success.

Wednesday: normal day at work.  and planning for upper body weights at the gym.

Breakfast: 400 healthy ones. :-D

Snack: bar, tea..

total cal: around 1800, healthy.

exercise:full upper body weights & leg exercises  day 57:-D

Progress as of today: -4 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jan 20, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

day 58 of leg exercises, to be done this afternoon.

2250 today, too. with upper body workout :) and legs workout.

Breakfast: blueberries 100, fiber one 100, kashi protein mix 150, almond milk 50: 400. tasty.

 (Sunday - 2250, leg exercises, abs exercises. day 59 of leg healing)

Progress as of today: -4 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 01/21/2014:
Your food choices look great. Good job with your exercise plan. Just wondering if you've tried or consdered any alternative methods like acupuncture. I have no real experience but thought I'd ask.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jan 18, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

I ordered an ebook.  It was $27.- and I found it online last night.  Never saw it before on the internet, actually.

It has about 12 exercises specifically to heal shin splints and claims to do it in 60 days or less. So, I will do as the author suggests, to practice these exercises EVERYDAY diligently for 60 days and see where I am at.  Honestly, I am viewing this as a good, last option.  In the previous 11 months, I was NEVER given any exercises to do, so this seems to be a good starting point right now for me as well as a good solution. 

60 days bring me to mid-march, still few months from June :-)  And to be honest, that's enough time to start preparing for the academy. Slowly start to get into running!

7:30am Breakfast: cinnamon swirl oatmeal, greek yogurt, 300.

9:00am snack: soy nut butter on a small roll: 200, and a pre-workout drink 40 (no caffeine). total around 250. good.

exercise: full weights & I was a little tired at first, but got everything done & felt good afterwards.

total calories: around 2300-2350. a bit high, but healthy.

stayed up late doing lots of NYPD paperwork.  seems that I have everything  - but have to go home again to pick up what I forgot...and one thing, I may not have in time...have to check it out again tomorrow...

Progress as of today: -4 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

allieoop on 01/18/2014:
Maybe this is exactly what you need! I sure hope it helps.


Umpqua on 01/19/2014:
Good deal on the book, I hope it helps!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jan 17, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

Breakfast: 300. off to work! happy Friday!

2200, no extra exercise except for stretching & 60 day plan of recovery from shin splints.

day 60. counting down.

Progress as of today: -4 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/17/2014:
I'm glad the 2nd test went well yesterday. You never know, your legs may be much stronger in 6 months. In any case, you have a good handle on the challenges you may be facing and now you will just have to see how it goes. I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend!


allieoop on 01/17/2014:
Wishing you a good weekend & good recovery


thinkpositive on 01/18/2014:
A stressful week. And also the stress of your leg pain. A tough position to be in- wanting to get in but knowing that you may not be healed by June. Take care.



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