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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Apr 09, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

today was better. at lunch, i did some abs. after work, i forced myself to the gym for weights. after weights, i drove to join a nearby pool for 6 months. i did it all, got home around 8pm & feel so much better having not come home to eat and sit around!!!

1400 cal till end of work.

snacking in car: apple and veggies: around 150

snack after gym: protein shake 200

extra snack: bar 210

total: around 1950 or so. good.

exercise: abs and upper body weights. no cardio, but some walking (maybe 20 min overall today??)

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

IndependentEm93 on 04/09/2013:
Have a great day! =)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Apr 08, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

lots of cravings, lots of negative feelings, binge on lots of cooked veggies from the supermarket, one protein bar, one yogurt (TONS of vegetables!)

anyways, around 2300 cal.

VERY, VERY tired today.  my eyes were tearing & i could hardly keep them opened. maybe the allergy medicine i took had a bad effect...it lasted the full day.

no exercise.

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

Puddles on 04/08/2013:
thank God tomorrow is another day. Hope it will be better for you.

supercheese on 04/09/2013:
Awww feel better!!

legcramps on 04/09/2013:
ruh roh! feel better soon :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Apr 07, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Happy Sunday :-) 

Legs hurt a lil bit bc i was walking quite a bit yesterday. I may drive home to my parents house early this AM to pick up some things from my house including: bathing suits, long mirror, DVD player, extra small garbage can.  I should go today, so that I can go to the pool during the week and not wear workout clothing!  i wore bike shorts and a workout tank top last night for my 10 minute swim test last night, was funny.  i didn't have much time, and didn't wanna waste 1.5 hours driving back and forth to my house yesterday.

breakfast: fiber one and almond milk 230, protein bar 190: 420 good! tea. and a wrap 80 , also salted smoked almonds 170 670 total

snack: bar? yogurt?

dinner: lots of veggies, steamed leftover chicken from chinese, some sauce, wrap, water with grape flavored stevia.  400-450

maybe like 2300-2350 cal. a bit high, i know :-( but it was all healthy and now i'm fully satisfied.

exercise: 40 min of trying to swim in pool, can't wait to get lessons on the the freestyle!!! for now, i did the breaststroke, and I will continue this way...i will be getting lessons in May. group lessons, 2x a week! yay.  very cheap, too, i just have to MAKE SURE i get into the class, as it is VERY, VERY competitive being that I live in the 5 buroughs of NYC and this is a public pool (anyone and everyone can sign up for the class....and the ONLY except around 16 people for the weekday classes!!) 16 people out of all of NYC...that's not much! and this is for a beginner swim class! :-)  you need to be first on line to get in!

since i am feeling my body's limits, tomorrow will be just abs. the following day upper body weights, wednesday will be physical therapy and maybe abs, thursday pool, friday weights?, saturday pool, sunday physical therapy & pool....i think this is the schedule (if you read it closely, not much cardio at all on most days - i don't have cardio at all at work, i'm on my ass....)


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

OhioRaven on 04/07/2013:
Yep ! It's finally nice and warm here in Southern Ohio. I see you had a nice workout yesterday. Have a good weekend.

grannyannie on 04/07/2013:
Yea, bathing suit is a good idea! :) Have a great Sunday!

Puddles on 04/07/2013:
Swimming will be good. Have a great day.

hollybelle on 04/08/2013:
Well, bathing suits used to kind of look like bike shorts - in the 1800's! LOL! I hope it didn't slow you down in the water, though! Have a good week.

legcramps on 04/08/2013:
Love the plan for the week, and that you're giving yourself some time to get back at it!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Apr 06, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Good Morning, Happy Saturday.

9am massage! and then my friend is coming over to chill here around 3 (still cannot be walking around a great deal) and we will get dinner later on.  she said she'd help me with the laundry....bc she likes doing laundry!!! what a good friend! :-D  (believe me, that's not why she's my best friend, this girl is exceptional in every way!)

I was up early & even cooked some veggies (bok choy and celery with garlic in a szechuan sauce with some hoison sauce added) lol, sounds like i'm a chef, but not at all!

breakfast: over a period of a couple hours actually, while cooking! strawberries 100, some of the stir fry bc i couldn't resist the good food! 50, protein bar bc i was eating so much volume and sometimes when i wanna prevent a binge i'll have a small, but satisfying, protein bar 210, and high fiber warm cereal with almond milk (i was actually full but decided to finish it) 200: 560, great.

snack: maybe a bad decaf coffee...it's Saturday! yay! and some small bar? lol, it's Saturday...haha 60

planning on a healthy lunch, maybe home, not sure. 500

snack: maybe, maybe just early dinner? veggies and cottage cheese 200

dinner: healthy steamed chinese, tons of veggies, some chicken, some white rice, little sauce. around 600-650 great.

1900 or so :-) and strawberries. so 1950-2000. nicely done.

exercise: upper body weights at gym

i miss walking in the morning, this injury in my legs sucks!!!! feeling lazy & yes, i've gained around 2 lbs i think :-(

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

hollybelle on 04/06/2013:
Glad to see you are trying to stay off the legs all you can. Take advantage of the weekend and rest them. That is a GOOD friend you have to help you with your laundry. I'm sure you are just as good a friend in return because I know you are "execptional", too!

Tangalyn~ on 04/06/2013:
enjoy the day with ur friend :)

grannyannie on 04/06/2013:
Nice friend! A massage sounds like bliss. Hope your legs heal soon.

V on 04/06/2013:
What an awesome friend you have :) I hope your day off was amazing <3

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Apr 05, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Happy Friday.  I may skip all aspects of the gym today...even at lunch, not that i want to...

Breakfast: fiber one and almond milk 220 or so, and some pine nuts 120: 320, great.

snack: roasted salted almonds (damn ithought they were unsalted!) 170

snack: bar / tea 210

lunch: chicken and mozzerella on two small rolls so good! 600 at most.

snack on way home: large orange pepper, large gala apple 200

big tasty healthy dinner: some sauteed leftover broccoli raab 50?, lots of veggie soup 200, lots of baby spinach added in to the soup 50, tofu in the soup 100, fresh strawberries 100: 500

2000, may have something else, but so healthy today!

 and greek yogurt with cinnamon and stevia. 100 more.

2100, good. no exercise.


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

V on 04/05/2013:
Happy Friday :)

Puddles on 04/05/2013:
Have a great weekend take care.

getmebackto150 on 04/05/2013:
Hope you have a great day!!

grannyannie on 04/05/2013:
Have a great weekend. Take it easy.

legcramps on 04/05/2013:
Have a good weekend :) get some more rest!

Tangalyn~ on 04/05/2013:
very healthy day indeed..have a happy weekend :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Apr 04, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

happy thursday! gonna chill on the couch & then head to bed!

stayed at work till 6pm despite telling my boss YESTERDAY that 5:30pm was my limit!?

at least i got paid, but my legs did end up hurting...

glad i did abs at lunch.

calories: around 2000 ok.


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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Apr 03, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

I went to a second orthopedist for another opinion.  Luckily, I am OUT of the wheelchair! 3 days off my feet was enough for sure (but I wouldn't change anything I did - I am glad I made the appropriate precautions when I thought I needed to).  Back to work today & glad to get back to the swing of things!!!!

Plan is to go to work, no overtime, go home for dinner & to the gym for a little bit of weights and abs.  Have a snack (protein drink) and go to bed. No cardio planned for today except walking to my car and from car to work. I still cannot walk much, but doc said I should do what I can.  Physical Therapy is a must.

Breakfast: Pine nuts, fiber one, almond milk: 400

snack: almonds 160

snack: protein bar 210

lunch: chicken in wrap 300, tomatoes, slice mozzerella cheese 60 , tomatoes 40 tooo many pretzels, but was fun...!

EVEN though i can't walk much, I may go next door to the gym for some arm exercies?

snack: apple and tomatoes 150

dinner: lots of cooked veggies - maybe 250 or 300 and cottage cheese with some stevia (yes, doing it again!) around 400 :-)

2100 cal. not terrible & maybe less.

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

Puddles on 04/03/2013:
It is certainly good news. Take care and have a wonderful day.

grannyannie on 04/03/2013:
Excellent! I'm sure the physical therapist will give you great advice on what to do to build yourself back up.

OhioRaven on 04/03/2013:
Hope you're back to normal soon. Take care.

getmebackto150 on 04/03/2013:
Happy to hear you are walking again!!! Have a great day:)

legcramps on 04/03/2013:
Must feel great to be out of that wheelchair! I think you're right to back off on the cardio and maybe do some upper body work instead. Hope whatever you do today is a success!

V on 04/03/2013:
Thanks for the update, it sounds like you will be feeling 100% soon..And thank goodness you still have some vacay days for summer :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Apr 02, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

fasted for blood test in AM

snack: big apple

lunch: 450 salad with dad and grilled chicken, olive oil and vinegar

snack hour after lunch (not satisfied with lunch) some more chicken (2 wings) a tortilla, and pumpkin seeds salted 300

 Snack: tortilla wrao 120, strawberries 80 or so

 dinner: all healthy: salad with some dressing 60 or so, vegetable soup 100 at least, wrap with chicken 400 or so, and cottage cheese 110.  600-650

total: around 1750, good.

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

legcramps on 04/02/2013:
Good luck with your tests today! I hope you're able to figure out what's going on :)

hollybelle on 04/02/2013:
Any news from your doc?

V on 04/02/2013:
Hope all went well for you today HOP <3

sailingeagle on 04/02/2013:
You're in my prayers! :0)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Apr 01, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Big breakfast bc i wasn't getting satisfied at first. i skipped all artificial sweetners as well as the stevia/truvia.  and boy was i craving sweets - from my tea to my cereal...so i ended up adding some cherry flavored protein powder with natural sugars (and, yes, too much sugar i can't believe i ever bought it - didn't look closely enough bc the front said "no refined sugars" but it has tons of sugar anyway, just not refined...ok!

8am Breakfast: hot fiber cereal with almond milk 200 and some egg white 25, protein powder 100, cottage cheese 110: 435, oh, and an everything flavored wrap 80: around 520 good.

10am snack: strawberries 80 at most

12pm lunch: 2 wraps 250, with lox 150 (leftover parents dropped it off yesterday), green beans 50, lots of grilled veggies (bought it on Saturday - i spend so much money on healthy prepared foods i must cook more after this injury...just a lil more...to save some money) i know of all the supermarkets where i can get good quality deli foods - from all sorts of cooked vegetables to tasty meats, even grains - on Long Island and even here in Queens! haha anyways, the veggies - 150 at most. total: 600 - healthy.

snack: fruit & seeds 140, almonds 160: 300

1500 so far

dinner: 400

total: 1900 (bit high for no exercise...)

tomorrow i am fasting in the morning for a blood test. going for a full checkup with my dad picking me up for it.  he knows the people in the medical office i am going to as he works in the same building. they were able to get me an emergency appointment this week to get bloodwork, bone density, and a bunch of other exams bc of what has been going on with me.




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

supercheese on 04/01/2013:
thanks hop! I look to you really for a source of inspiration! youre a beast when it comes to working out, so i hope one day i can equally be as beastly lol. Hows healing process going? Hope okay!!

thenewMLE on 04/01/2013:
Hope you are feeling better! Those sugar cravings are hard to overcome. I fought them with protein. But I still couldn't give up the stevia... It's amazing how much sugar is hiding in even the "healthy foods". I had an overdone sugar weekend for the first time in 15 months and I am really feeling it this morning. I need to go cold turkey again! Have a nice day and get some well deserved rest!

OhioRaven on 04/01/2013:
Have a good day, HOP !

hollybelle on 04/01/2013:
Thinking of you. Let us know what tests reveal. :o)

Tangalyn~ on 04/01/2013:
good luck with ur blood tests, hope things r good.. have a great day!

V on 04/01/2013:
Good luck with your tests tomorrow <3

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Mar 31, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

thanks for all the well wishes ladies, it means a lot.  To tell you the truth, at this beginning stage, I am praying things start to heal & fast.  I just can't even fathom feeling better & it's frustrating to not really know how my progress will go until it happens.  I hope to be able to walk to my car and go to work next week. If I can't, I obviously won't.  I'll take another week vacation if I have to, but I surely hope that my tibias start to heal so i don't have to waste all sick days plus some of my vacation days (i get just 2 weeks starting tomorrow April 1 till next year April 1!) on this injury! Not a good way to start using all my days at once!!! I was planning to use days in the summer!!! to go to the beach & relax.  I hope I get them...otherwise, I will only be taking vacation days to do priority things this year - mostly related to getting into the academy....at least these are my sick days so far & not vacation days.


legs are doing bad - will be home in a wheelchair this week!!!  stress fractures are not recovering.

8am breakfast: 200 hot cereal & almond milk, snacking on some mints before lunch 50 forgot i had a wrap, too. 80 more

12:30/1pm lunch: lots of grilled veggies (went to the store yesterday preparing to be home all day today & not realizing that all the walking did me in completely hopefully not past Friday this week!) and salad 160, chicken meatball big 150, wrap 120 430 good.


dinner: wrap 100, lox 150, pumpkin seeds 50, pepper 50 400 or so

snack at 3am: extra wrap 80

1250 or so.

will try to be eating better and more moderate this week as i will be "bedridden" - i don't see binging in my near future....i will not get fat by continuing to eat 2250 cal-2600 cal a day with no movement (as much as i'd like to be eating that much & more!) lol.  of course i'd rather go to work than lay in bed - as we know that at least sticking with a routine is better than laying down/not being able to walk all day. after this week, i plan to start up with physical therapy. just wanna get my bones healing ASAP right now, as little pressure on them as possible.

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

OhioRaven on 03/31/2013:
Happy Easter !

OhioRaven on 03/31/2013:
Praying for your legs.

grannyannie on 03/31/2013:
Oh no! Sorry. Hope you heal quickly.

Puddles on 03/31/2013:
Will keep you in my prayers. Have a great day and relax.

Tangalyn~ on 03/31/2013:
sorry about ur poor legs :( i hope u make a fast recovery!

hollybelle on 03/31/2013:
How long do they think you will have to not walk at all? Miss work? Sorry, HOP. Do what the doc says and let us know what's up. Are you in pain

hollybelle on 03/31/2013:
Have they talked to you about what shoes to wear for less impact or anything? Especially when you start back to work.

mylilsista on 04/01/2013:
I sure hope your recovery is swift (hugs)!

V on 04/01/2013:
I am so sorry about your legs :( A speedy recovery to you <3 Sorry that you have to use your vacation days but you really need them now..

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