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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 19, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Happy Wednesday, tonight, the goal is to make it to the pool for a quick swim after physical therapy which ends around 7.  it will be late till I get home, but I am going to try so hard to fit the exercise in...ahhh, even thinking about going to the pool is stressing me out. who am I kidding, sleep is much more important these days. therefore, no exercise tonight.

Breakfast: strawberries 100, greek full fat yogurt 200, flax 20, granola bar 130: 450, good.

snack:bar / milk 360

lunch: 450

snack: 200

dinner: tomato juice many servings 150?, chips 300: 450...

snack after gym: fruit

total cal: 1950

exercise I did...weights routine and some abs! so happy I conquered it!!



Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/19/2013:
Sometimes sleep IS more important. I hope you have a good one!

skinnygrlwithin on 06/19/2013:
I think you're making the right choice... I've been battling with sleep v. exercise the last couple days and I really think it's better to not be burnt out then to push your body to hard... you need a balance of all these things to maintain a happy healthy body.

V on 06/19/2013:
Happy Wednesday!! Hope you had a good day and plenty of sleep tonight :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 18, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Happy Tuesday. So far I'm making it through this week pretty well, getting a decent amount of sleep. :-D

Breakfast: strawberries 80, 2 fiber one rolls 220, 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter 200, some smart balance spread 20, almond milk 40: 560, decent.

snack: bar, milk 360

lunch: 2 wraps with spaghetti squash, tofu 

snack before swim: almonds & banana 300

overall I ended with around 1900. very good.

my goal is to lose around 10 lbs in around 3-4 months. it's hard to think about for too long, bc it is easy to get nervous about it..since 3-4 months is a long period of time! LOL and if it takes longer, so be it, but still i'd rather not think about it :-)

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 06/18/2013:
Are you still enjoying your swimming?? It really is such a great workout!

legcramps on 06/18/2013:
Have a great swim today!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 17, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

This may be TMI, sorry, but my urine once again was majorly dark this AM.  I had a lot of carbs/sugar at dinner and I have realized for a long time, that when i do this, my whole body takes a major beating so to speak.  You can tell my organs must be working really hard to process everything. 

Breakfast (still craving carbs/still blood sugar feels off): strawberries 50, 2 fiber one rolls 220, 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter 200, almond milk 30: 500. too much.

snack: bar and milk: 360

lunch: planning on carbs. and maybe milk if i don't have all of it in the morning...planning on a bagel with cream cheese or something like that...was good.400, candies 50

dinner/snack: ugh, don't remind me...so healthy! banana and almonds 300

snack:  fruit and frozen yogurt prob around 250-300

total today:  1850 =  perfect.

exercise: i plan to do weights (upper body) at the gym. weirdly, my legs are still sore,from swimming, Saturday.

the plan is for me to get in the best shape (looking) of my life by September, my 31st bday. enough of this bullsh1t!  i did so well for my 30th...and was in good shape last September.  but i destroyed myself this fall/winter by injuring my legs. legs-wise i may not be able to do very much by then, but i need to drop a few pounds, as they have been accumulating VERY nicely over these few months that I've been eating and not exercising as much.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 06/17/2013:
Mornin' HP. Y'know, everything you have been saying about sugar and carbs are very consistent with some of the guests doctors on the Dr Oz show. I think what your body is feeling about these cravings are Real. As far as dark urine is concerned I know that it could be not enough water and you are dehydrated or you, like me, have been eating beets. Hope you are well :v)

puddles on 06/17/2013:
I think Raven is right with the water. Have a great day.

skinnygrlwithin on 06/17/2013:
As far as carbs are concerned I also struggle with cravings, but I've found if you can give them up for about a week you really do stop craving them.

I'm not sure about the dark urine, other than the water that was suggested above. I know when I take vitamin b complex in the morning I end up with (and again sorry if this is TMI) like neon yellow urine, but I've heard this is normal.

V on 06/17/2013:
Yeah i am going to agree about the urine.Usually that is a sign you aren't getting enough water..I hope that's the case for you..Have a good evening :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 16, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

bigger breakfast: small package raspberries 100, 2 tablespoons almond butter 200, 2 fiber one rolls 220, bar 200, some smart balance spread 20, very small amount of fiber one and almond milk 80: 820, fine.  it's expected for my body to be in sorta a "craving mode" after what I had last night - sugar free jello and some almonds. whenever I have too much sugar free I do get a craving for more carbs, more food, more fat.

ugh god. I always do worse on holidays/days when I have get togethers....anyways, 10am snack: 500 cal. a medium banana and a lot of almond butter.

1pm large lunch: big chicken drumstick & okra in tomato sauce all from boss 350?, chips,too many servings, 450, strawberries 50, granola bar 150....my body/mind is nuts...1000 cal right here.

2320...planning on 3000 cal today...after all, going to a bbq for father's day dinner....and I may skip the pool, body is tired & I should listen...I will not buy new pants, but instead will be watching calories, closer, these next few weeks/months.  I have a very hard time with overeating sometimes, especially with this lack of exercise...


3600 calories.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/16/2013:
Have a great day.

supercheese on 06/16/2013:
im the same same way. totally understand. tracking calories hardcore from now on until i reach the goal!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 15, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

I was thinking to go to bed around 10pm. Friend called and I didn't wanna "hang up on her" so I was very patient (she needed to talk to me about a guy...), on the phone for an HOUR AND A HALF until midnight. Then, I just woke up at 4:30am...not sleeping well.

4:30am snack: strawberries, a banana, and fiber one roll with smart balance spread: 350 or so, good.

I know that I want to do laundry...maybe I should just do it now, before someone takes the machines...

6am: roti (indian style like a wrap) bread from boss 120, bar 210 330

total so far: 680, ok.

maybe up to 2300 today.

exercise: pool for half hour

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/15/2013:
Friends sometimes you just have to do what you have to do. Have a great day.

supercheese on 06/15/2013:
hey question! How many calories do you eat in a day usually? I eat somewhere around 1800-2200 depeding on working out....Im new to this whole eating more than Im used to and scared i wont lose weight :(

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jun 14, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Good Morning & Happy Friday!

Breakfast: 2 tablespoons almond butter 200, fiber one 100 with almond milk 30 and a smallish banana 120, really wanting one more tablespoon almond butter...but I will refrain, actually! feels good. as I did already enjoy it before the cereal...why waste calories when I can have it again, tomorrow....making this work..450 cal total, good.

snack: Whole Milk 150, bar 210, 360

lunch: I kinda just want a turkey wrap with mustard...will see if anyone wants to order when at work today...I've had too many veggies and have had the worst gas problems since like Wednesday...where I can't move hardly at all after lunch at work, it's bad.

late snack: maybe almonds on ride home, also cucumber

dinner: LOTS of sautéed spinach, veggies 400? maybe more, but I refuse to thimk about it :-)

1800, gym...

late snack after gym: strawberries, cottage cheese...between 250-300.

total 2250 approx. good! gym was full weights upper body, abs, pushups.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/14/2013:
Have a great weekend.

skinnygrlwithin on 06/14/2013:
I understand the excess veggie problem... I used to be like that when I first started drinking my veggie juice. It eventually went away.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jun 13, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

good morning...

breakfast: bun 110, egg/eggwhite 150, avocado / some smart balance spread on the bun 100, strawberries 50: 410, good!

snack: milk/bar 340 or so.

750, excellent...

lunch: quinoa, grilled chicken, spinach, avocado: 500 at most.750 bc I had nuts too.

snack: almonds 150

dinner: (cooked in tomato sauce) veggies, chicken drumstick big and a half of another, health salad with dressing: 550-600

1500 + 600 = 2100, decent. plus strawberries/few almonds after swimming.



Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 06/13/2013:
Mornin', HP. You're looking good !

puddles on 06/13/2013:
Food sounds good. Have a great day.

V on 06/13/2013:
Yum on your nice variety of food! Hope you had a good day HOP :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 12, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

whoa..thought I updated today already!?

early breakfast 5:30am: healthy, around 580 (roll, avocado, full fat greek yogurt, lots of strawberries, kale chips)....I was home, gave in a little to all temptations :-)

snack 8:30 am : chips. 130

snack: 10am: strawberries & almonds: 200

probably small coffee / drink before gym...need some energy as I am tired.

lunch was really healthy. tofu, quinoa that I finally cooked myself, veggies, 1/4 avocado.

snack: sucking candy, later a bar.

dinner: big salad, extra veggies, chicken...maybe about 400?

1950, good.

up with appetite at 2:30am...100 cal at least of strawberries

2050, good.


took the day off as a sick day as I need to go for mri's of both my lower legs, then to see the orthopedist, and then physical therapy. followed by coming back to my apartment which is going to get power washed / hand cleaned on the terrace to rid it of all the evil the pigeons have left behind! followed by putting up protection against further pigeon attacks! :-) dad will be helping as he works very close by.  he will actually be here in the afternoon, while I am at these appointments.  if it were to be done on the weekend, I would be here the whole time, but it seems there is too much to do for me on the weekdays, so I am glad my dad can help out. luckily, I am paying for someone else to do the cleaning, not my father, I didn't want it to be a struggle.


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/12/2013:
Oh no on the pigeon attacks! I hope you and your Dad can protect against future invasions. Hope all your visits go well today.

legcramps on 06/12/2013:
yuck! pigeon goop!

puddles on 06/12/2013:
Your and your Dad have a busy day ahead of you. Have a great one.

V on 06/12/2013:
Man it seem you had just as much drama being off than being at work! I am sure I will piss off a few peeps here but I HATE pigeons, AKA "rats with wings" hahaha hope you had the chance to unwind today <3

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 11, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

sorry not to update on the guy thing last night!  and now time is ticking... but let me say, it was a different guy from all the other times.  no regrets, ever, as that was my decision!

 update :-)

He IS the assistant at the physical therapy place I have been going to, who gives good massages. Actually, he gave me his card and came over.  We just talked and chilled for about an hour, then he started the massage, and did the entire thing (but felt it felt "fast", not rushed, just his technique....must be bc he had other things on his mind!...things still including me...).  so it was a decent massage, but he did things, subtly, to turn me on, so to speak.  like, when I was face up, he tickled ever so lightly my arms with his nails, which feels good...and went closer to my chest, until he was there...and so on...going lower until he was you-know-where.

I still have to see him, when I go to physical therapy. but I just hope he will not tell anyone at that office, as I will be embarrassed. but even if they find out, that is the chance I took.  I am actually NOT attracted to him. he has a nice body & face, but not attractive in what I seek. he has slightly darker skin, dark complexion, middle-eastern look, and I don't usually look into guys like that. but he was nice...and this was different. but, I must say, the sex and everything else did not feel like much or mean very much bc I am not attracted to him.  I wouldn't even want to date him.  it was an experience itself & I NEVER regret choices that I deliberately make.

breakfast: roll 110, avocado 100, egg/eggwhites 150, balsamic tomatoes/mushrooms 50?, strawberries 50: 460, tasty.

snack: whole milk, protein bar: 150, 210 = 360


lunch: avocado, spinach, tofu, chips.  350 or so.. boss gave me healthy food. believe me, I wouldn't eat it if it weren't good. stuffed eggplant and zucchini with a rice/meat mix. (he cooked, yes!) and some of my food. 550 or so

1400 or so.

snack/dinner on ride home and at home: 2 kirbies 30, 2 tiny yellow peppers 50, 2 plum tomatoes 60, pickled cabbage at home 100, 250 or so. good.

1650, excellent. then swimming, then home and probably a nice snack.

total cal: 1950, good. after the pool, I was shaky, starving....so hungry.  I knew I couldn't wait till I got home so I had the protein bar I had with me. when I got home, strawberries and two glasses of almond milk.

plan: pool, and weights tomorrow AM.


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/11/2013:
Yummy menu. I hope you enjoy your day!

legcramps on 06/11/2013:
Interesting! Glad there are no regrets though; regrets are never a good thing to have LOL. Have a good one today :)

puddles on 06/11/2013:
I definitely live a quiet life. LOL Have a great day

V on 06/11/2013:
I am sure he wouldn't go blabbing about this, that could totally compromise his job so no worries! Hope ya had a good day girl:)

Tangalyn~ on 06/11/2013:
i bet he'll keep it hush hush.. thx for updating :) enjoy the rest of ur day!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 10, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

good morning. I did the unthinkable last night, straight out of a bad romance novel....anyway, maybe i'll update more later about it. will update at some point. i am turning into a very bad girl.

breakfast: strawberries 50, roll 110, one egg and eggwhites omelette with balsamic marinated tomatoes 150 at most, 1/4 larger avocado 100.  410, good.

snacks: milk, protein bar. 340

lunch: tofu, spinach, avocado, chips.

snack/dinner: almonds, 2 plum tomatoes, 2 kirbies

dinner continued: kale chips, seasoned/salted, 160, lots of pickled cucumbers/veggies (sweet, not sour tasting...must have added sugar, like a cucumber salad) 50? 210. good.

1740 = good. let me get to the pool, so I can come home, chill, and go to bed!

exercise: pool.

snack in evening: one bag chips, veggie chips. and hit the spot.

1900 total. GOOD.

**must behave like a normal person at work today** there is nothing I can do to make up for last Friday...

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 06/10/2013:
Have a Good Day, HP.

puddles on 06/10/2013:
Have a great day

supercheese on 06/10/2013:
hahaha i can only imagine lol

legcramps on 06/10/2013:
LMAO, I just couldn't get past your first sentence. My imagination is running wild!

V on 06/10/2013:
?? LOL I thought you liked this guy..Anyhoo it couldn't be that bad, could it? Hope you had a good day :)

hollybelle on 06/10/2013:
Ditto on legcramps and V's comments- my imagination is running amuck. Good day on the menu front, though.

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