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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jul 01, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

2550 cal today. not terrible, but it demonstrates i still have a lot to work on when it comes to nervous, stress, boredom, and procrastination eating!   glad i didn't eat anymore than that. new day tomorrow, and luckily i'll be in school for most of it! :)

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EDIT: PROUD, EVEN THOUGH I F-ED UP, TO SAY THIS DAY WAS HARDLY A BUST TO MY WEIGHTLOSS PLAN. I WILL END TODAY IN THE 2500's WHICH IS HARDLY THAT TERRIBLE AND NOWHERE NEAR THE HIGH CAL DAYS I HAD EARLY LAST MONTH. LAST REAL BLOWN OUT BINGE WAS JUNE 6 AND THAT'S A WAYS AWAY...AND I'M GONNA KEEP IT THAT WAY. TODAY WAS CLOSE, WHEW. GLAD I DIDN'T ROYALLY SCREW UP ANY WORSE! HOWEVER, I'M NOT EVEN COUNTING TODAY AS A BINGE. SO, IT WILL REMAIN THAT MY LAST ONE WAS STILL JUNE 6TH. 

DOING WELL, I WILL NOT LOSE MOMENTUM ESPECIALLY SINCE I'LL BE ON VACATION THIS MONDAY. AND WITH ALL THE EXERCISE, I FULLY INTEND WHILE TOURING TO LOSE WEIGHT AND, IF NOT REMAIN CONSTANT, DEFINITELY NOT GAIN.  THIS MORNING I WEIGHED 136 ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. THAT IS GOOD NEWS. IT'S THE LOWEST I'VE BEEN IN A COUPLE MONTHS. SO I AM MAKING PROGRESS. AND LIKE I'VE TOLD OTHERS ON HERE, PROGRESS WILL NOT BE MADE OVERNIGHT.  SO I MUST STAY PATIENT WITH MYSELF TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON MY SECOND ROUND OF WEIGHTLOSS IN MY LIFETIME, AND HOPEFULLY MY LAST (UNLESS I DECIDE TO BECOME PREGNANT ONE DAY...LOL)

like i stated before, i sat around most of today but in the afternoon/evening went to do some exercise. 2.5 mile walk, a bike ride to and from the gym, and 20 min elliptical. good stuff. abs, back, pushups. i actually had no exercise the previous 2 days but i moved around enough during the day for it to be ok.

goodnight. take care everyone. seems we are all busy and there is less frequent posting on DD these past few days/weeks.  as an oldie, i know that it must just be this time of year. :)

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day off. lounging around a bit this morning. feeling tired. later i need to do some errands, shop for clothes. got in a fight with my mom, she thought she was doing me a tremendous favor going shopping for clothes for my trip. so now i'm going to have to do it today since she thought it was an effort she shouldn't have made. ehh. nevermind that, all is good. i have time. and friday i'll do most of my packing. Monday is my trip.

breakfast: large and filling. oatmeal mixed with eggwhites (very good idea to make oatmeal even more filling), yogurt, 1/4 avocado: 400

snack: yogurts and blueberries. 380, pretzels 220, large bagel 400, dried fruit, cereal, milk: 350 total here: 1350

more snacking: sorbet: 350, ice cream 300 total 650

total so far: 2400.

snack: 

snack: 

dinner:

not aiming at too low cal today. i don't do well when i'm home, so anything even 2,200 will be perfectly acceptable to me today  :)

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

h82bfat on 07/01/2009:
Clothes shopping can be a downer sometimes WITHOUT a parent involved!! :c) Don't let it get you down - parents are parents - always will be, no matter how old you get!!! I may be a parent, but I HAVE a parent (AND in-laws), too - enough said!!!

Focuss on your trip & the progress you are making - I'm excited for you on both accounts!!!


grumpy on 07/01/2009:
breakfast sounds awesome. ive seen you do the egg whites with oatmeal before. how do you prepare it? where are you going on your trip again? i love the new FB pics, you look very pretty on them! what clothes are you shopping for? i can be your virtual shopping pal. send me links :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 30, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

Great day so far everyone.

breakfast: light yogurt, whole wheat roll toasted w. 1/8 avocado, 1/4 cup egg, black pepper on egg: 320 or so

snacks: vitamin waters 25

lunch: powerbar and coffee 300

snack: full bar (google it if you're interested! :-)  and lots of diet drinks (gotta do what i gotta do...) 220 total

total before dinner: 870

dinner: will be good, light. extra fiber i need. still really bloated.  maybe just veggies and tofu...not sure....but that is what i think i'm gonna do...HEALTHY 600

approx total for today: 1470. FINE. NO EXERCISE, CAME HOME AT 8PM EXHAUSTED!

meeting my mom later for some quick shopping, then exercise, then taking tomorrow off for some necessary preparations for my upcoming trip! wahoo!

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

nenak on 06/30/2009:
your on a roll!!!! keep up the great work!


loveray on 06/30/2009:
yay! the scale is going down....xoox


grumpy on 06/30/2009:
looks like a great day! have fun shopping!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 29, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

was a great weekend, no overeating. my modem died so i had to wait until i came to school to go to the library to get on the internet!!!! all is good.

breakast: light yogurt, whole wheat roll 160, egg white 15, avocado 100 total: 370 (6:30-7am usually)

snack: waters of the flavored, more satisfying variety...haha.

lunch: same as above, with coffee, and no yogurt: 330 nice....(at 12 which is my preferred, not 1pm lol)

snack: too late, almost 5:30pm.... very small banana w. a special hemp fiber drink (12 grams fiber). made with ice and unsweatened almond milk.  was a nice chocolate flavored shake 200 cal. due to my uncle being here and just leaving after 4 days as well as going to the funeral and just making sure i was around for my family somewhat i got nervous i guess to the point of not really going #2 very well the past 4-5 days!!! this almost never happens. another reason to eat MUCH more fiber and quit eating all the refined, fiberless things i have been munching for the past 2 months or so. i was on a potato chip kick every workday for lunch with coffee. you can safely assume i will not be continuing this pattern. I miss eating all the healthy fibrous breads i had before i started eating whatever was in my house, which is usually healthy, but obviously not always healthy enough. so i may have to purchase some bread/rolls later if none are left. and you can safely assume they will have a nice bit of fiber!

dinner: i will write this early as i still have no internet service. so i stopped by my town library. veggies and something microwavable.  350-400 cal.

total calories will be 1200s-1300s. nice.

EXERCISE: ehh, i will keep it light as my day is later than i planned.  tonight will be easy, like 30 min on elliptical or a bike ride if the weather improves.

exercise was fantastic all weekend, especially yesterday.  i walked for miles then did the elliptical for 40 min as well as pushups, back, and abs.

taking tuesday off from school to get ready for my israel trip next Monday! excited.  and, looking foward to the 4th of July weekend.  :)

have a good day...will comment at lunch on your diaries.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

nenak on 06/29/2009:
you are totally in the aone! well done you!


evaopala on 06/29/2009:
I'm glad someone likes my menu! hehe I've never tried egg and avocado before, so i must try it soon. Good work on sticking with it. I hope you have a wonderful trip!


midwest50 on 06/29/2009:
You make exercise sound so easy. I look forward to exercise becoming a habit/second nature to me. Have a wonderful and safe trip!


loveray on 06/30/2009:
you sound amazing- so refreshed and full of positive energy and life!!! keep up the momentum! xo



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 27, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

defintiely somewhat tired this morning. body is a little bit sore, too.  otherwise, doing good. i changed my weight again, lowered it about a pound. the scale didn't exactly say it but i weighed at night and after eating a lot - so i can assume this is my new weight.

breakfast: 2 light yogurts, blueberries 260. good. almost reached for more but i realized it was more anxiety and feeling tired than hungry!

snack: not sure if i will.

lunch: a pizza place with my friend....i'll get a LARGE diet soda and a small something or other! lol.

snack: later...no clue, with my friend...

dinner: not at all sure! :)

exercise: walking around today at a nature place with a visiting friend.

today is obviously up in the air!

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/27/2009:
You are doing great! I really love reading your diary. You inspire me :-)

Have you started seeing the psychologist yet? Don't answer until I write a more recent post. I'm coming back to DD soon.

Enjoy your day!


nenak on 06/29/2009:
have a great time with your friend. hope you feel more awake soon



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jun 26, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

edit: Great day today! i'm really proud of myself, actually. usually, i will totally binge and screw up after going to some kind of outing or gathering, especially if it's with people that aren't my "best" friends. well, i DIDN'T screw up today! no. i'm so pleased and content with how this day went. then i had a bbq with family and ate really healthy. yeah, lots of cals. but really healthy. a hamburger and then TONS of veggies. around 800.

total cal today: 1800.

exercise: bike 20 min, 2.5 mile walk, 10 min elliptical, back, pushups, abs.

wonderful, successful, day.

cheers to many more.

tomorrow i'm giving my friend a tour of some of Long Island. should be a wonderful weekend.

cheers to continuing my journey and being the best i can be!

today's a new day right!? 

darn this damn picnic i have to go to with my class. but best part, i live the closest, in walking distance. some people will drink, but not i. not during the day. i'd absolutely ruin my day doing that. then, exercise might be difficult later, etc.

breakfast: peach 60, yogurt 80, bread 110, avocado 100, egg 60, black pepper. total: 410. i needed something substantial....glad i had this breakfast, made it so i didn't binge at the school bbq at the park! :)

snacking: at bbq? LOTS of coke zero, veggies from the veggie platter i brought (thank gosh...it was the ONLY healthy thing on the table!!!!  :) happy about that!) 100, shot of tequila 100, mikes hard lemonade bottle 250 total at the bbq: 450 or so.  (what a lunch, right!?) haha

snack:?

dinner: lol, another bbq back at my house....will be healthy.....i obviously cannot have a 1200 or really low cal day, which is fine. (i need to remember that not succeeding in having a VERY low cal day does NOT mean that it is a wasted day....will still be a good day without binging today. i guess anything below 2200 or so is good for today....)

hopefully exercise later, maybe watching a movie at home tonight with my uncle who came in from CA.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

evaopala on 06/26/2009:
dont feel bad if you go over, like you said its not a wasted day. good on you for sticking with it. :)


h82bfat on 06/27/2009:
Sounds like you are successfully making lifestyle changes. You can stop dreading "outings" becus you now know that YOU ARE IN CONTROL. Congratulations - I am so happy for you!!!!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jun 25, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 138.0

2100 total....had a yogurt and a few extra things with dinner. off 2 the park soon!

i've been reading more which is good. it's nice to be able to put your mind into a book and concentrate on things besides facebook and tv, lol. ...and i need to return these books to the library before they become overdue!

last binge was june 6th i believe. that was almost 3 weeks or 21 days ago. i can break the binge habit. it's getting easier, definitely.  there's NOTHING stopping me. you'll see, the weight is gonna be OFF by the end of August.  I WILL BE 120. and i cannot wait. (but i will wait, bc the pounds don't melt off in ONE DAY!). i'm gonna do it, you watch!

best part about my weightloss: i still have TWO WHOLE MONTHS. it's still JUNE, and progress is being made!

early breakfast: yogurt, peach: 160

late breakfast party at school: medium wheat bagel w. some buttery spread stuff (noth much spread, so i'm guessing around 400 and bagel was not too large) one small chocolate chip muffin maybe 150 or so, coffee 60? with stupid fatty milk that's all there was, and a diet drink to help fill me which worked: total here approx: 610 not too bad.

lunch: cape cod potato chips (made only with oil, potato, salt), diet drinks blah. 200

snack: clif bar 260, then i also took some tofu at home before cleaning the bathroom i hate cleaning it lol 100....and i want to exercise after. so 360 on snack

calories before dinner: 1310...i guess i'll try to keep this day 1600s-1700s which is good. i almost forgot i had that small breakfast this morning when i was figuring my calories out so far! lol .

dinner: 2 red peppers100 , eggplant rollettes350,  servings pretzels 220 total here: 670 fine.

total approx calories if i stick to this: 1980. whatev. can't be perfect everyday. walk after dinner or gym later.

gym:definitely going to BIKE there...no rain today (we had a whole month of june rain EVERYDAY except today and one other! wow. so happy to exercise a bit outside too.

not sure if i REALLY lost a pound more, but 2 out of 20 lbs is already 1/10th of the weight I want to lose gone!!!! that's a lot!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

katiegirl on 06/25/2009:
2 pounds! excellent :)


h82bfat on 06/25/2009:
The pounds are starting to add up!!! Great job!


nenak on 06/25/2009:
well on the road!


mcwoo40 on 06/25/2009:
Doing good HOP,stick at it,Julie


grumpy on 06/25/2009:
Good for you, you've been consistent, I love that!


midwest50 on 06/25/2009:
You inspire us all!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 24, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 138.0

total cal: 1370. had 600 for dinner. still fantastico!  gym was great.

breakfast and lunch combined: egg white 60, avocado 100, sandwich cut in half 200 for bread, included a peach around 80 for breakfast and coffee 70 at lunch: total so far: 510.   (was going to eat more this morning but time started to fly and i missed having a snack. cool.)

snack: 2 yogurts 160, blueberries 1 cup 100

total before dinner: 770 or so NICE. wowsers. i WILL eat around 1250....damn good day!!!!!!!!!  tomorrow i have a breakfast to attend....ugh...but i will enjoy it, duh - and bring a LOT of no cal drinks (probably 2 of them...) to fill me so i don't overeat.  that is my recent trick - eat the food, fill up after on low cal (coffee at lunch usually) or no cal drinks.

dinner: i plan on a eggplant rollettes (microwaved by celantano foods, love this dish...) 350, salad, a red pepper, yogurt key lime pie flavor. should add up around 450.

gym: will be back, abs, pushups, elliptical for ONE HOUR or 45 minutes if i have to tone it down...which i might have to. was on my feet most of today.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 06/24/2009:
Ahahahahahaahahahaahahahaaaaaaaaaaa..... I did egg/avocado today too...YUMMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good day to you!


loveray on 06/24/2009:
it must be avocado day!! xoxo


evaopala on 06/24/2009:
That eggplant thing sounds soo good !! Good on you for the exercise. thats quite a lot. :)


nenak on 06/25/2009:
cress is a herb that we grow and then cut all the heads off....tastes nice with egg! wow your definately in the zone well done you



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 23, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

i am completing my journey towards weightloss as we speak. no more "tomorrow i'll begin" or "tomorrow i'll make up for today." each day is a continuation of this journey and i WILL be successful in my weightloss each and every day.  i have no tests, i'll i have to do is watch tv and study on commercials all summer. i can totally do this. no stress here. and once this summer passes i'll be ready to continue my progress throughout the year.  this summer is what i need to "change my life." i need to get healthier, leaner, stronger.

need to sleep better tonight!

breakfast: 2 yogurts 160, banana 100: 250

snack: egg, avocado, bread: 250

lunch: chips, coffee 260

snack: full bar, drinks: 200

total so far: 960 great.

dinner: microwave amy's meal 260, tofu 100, japanese cucumber 50, tomato 20, lettuce 20, dressing 40, yogurt after for dessert 80. total: 560 ehh. higher than i wanted, but still decent.

total today: 1520. higher than planned but totally acceptable, obviously. i still burned at least 1750 or higher today.

exercise: NONE. exhausted. bed early tonight....showering now. 5:30pm.

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 06/23/2009:
Aha.... Seeing your egg & avocado make me think I need to fit in my 1/2 avocado today... It was a beautiful avocado I sliced open yesterday......

Doing good in continuation of your goals.... Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


greengirl on 06/23/2009:
Hey HoP, its wonderful to see you so confident and positive in your attitude.... go for it :)


loveray on 06/24/2009:
you did SOOO great, and exercise! go you. love love



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 22, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

hey all!

hey thinn! thanks so much for your comment on yesterday's entry. I do plan on total success this time around. there is simply no other choice! :)  I am not perfect but i am happy with the direction i'm headed!

breakfast: 250: 2 light yogurts, one cup blueberries.

snack: i made it at home and brought it to school. one slice crappy wheat bread (has like no fiber yuck!), 1/4 large avocado, 1/4 cup eggwhite, black pepper flakes. 230. (not bad for something so balanced and healthy, despite a lack of fiber.)

lunch: eh. diet coke and subway veggie sub. around 250. eh. lacks protein. not great, not terrible.

snack: full bar 170. many drinks. 30. total: 200

total before dinner 930 fantastico.  goal for today: 1350. go me!

dinner plan: microwavable, veggies.

exercise: after i relax a little. was on my feet about 1/2 the day....

doing ok. :)

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

loveray on 06/22/2009:
love you!


grumpy on 06/22/2009:
Hey girl, thanks for your support today. Mom is here and it does help. The foods are fine so far, I am eating many more veggies and salads and fruits (all fresh) than before and I dint get hungry. Plus everyday they include a treat on the menu, today was a cheesecake. very tasty and only 150 cal, low fat, etc. I feel bloated though, hopefully it will get better when TOM is here soon. I'm glad to see you doing so well. Feel proud and remember how good it feels to do the right thing for you! xoxo


nenak on 06/23/2009:
youve broke throught the 140 barrier........next stop 130's. go go go


Donkey on 06/23/2009:
You now weigh less than Donkey.


loveray on 06/23/2009:
cant wait to read more on the hemp shakes. you are really listening to what your body needs and i am so happy for you. xoxo



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 21, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

about 830 totally healthy, veggies and all!, calories before dinner.

family went out for an ITALIAN dinner but i actually ordered some great foods....lots of grilled veggies, and my dish was shrimp and beans!! how cool. in a light sauce. i did eat a LOT though...it was sorta worth it. and i stuck with coffee for dessert, didn't start in with the baked goods, thank gosh!

so, if i have to stretch it, i think i may have eaten up to 2200s today. not bad like 4,000....i am very happy with this amount. healthy foods all day. happy.

weightloss is coming, slowly. but, there is really no rush...i will just be happy if by the end of the summer there is a difference. that is all i am wishing for. and i'm really, really trying. i may not be perfect with limiting the foods i eat, but i am still progressing with the weightloss efforts.

i am thankful for the health god has granted me and in my ability to be able to exercise and have the time to get healthy. there is nothing preventing me and i have already STARTED and am ready to continue this challenging journey into weightloss all summer (and for the rest of my life...).  when i do lose the weight, this SECOND time around, it will be for good. I will NEVER let this happen again.  I don't think, after i get through all of this, I will EVER let myself reach over 120 again....i can't wait for the day i reach that weight. it will be a marvelous day. especially if it is in August and not later. but what will be will be....

exercise today: 25 min bike ride, 15 min elliptical, back, abs, pushups, walk with grandma (we got SOAKED as i did not bring an umbrella - now i will ALWAYS have one when we go walking...).

goodnight. take care for now.

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

grumpy on 06/21/2009:
i think you are one of the people here who makes the healthiest choices of all. both workout and food-wise. Your only challenge (and a big one) is the binges. Maybe you wanna incorporate some of those foods you binge on into your menu? That may not solve it, but could help. Just an idea. I haven't seen you binge in a while though and I see the weight coming off which is great. I love your attitude about it on today's entry too. Thanks for inspiring me and being so honest and sane!


tata on 06/22/2009:
I sometimes think that I should look at this process the way my husband looked at his process of not drinking, one day at a time. He wouldn't say that he would never drink again, but he would say that he wasn't drinking today. He's been sober for almost 12 years, he did it one day at a time. He is drinking something constantly, but it isn't alcohol. So...today we are making healthy choices for what we eat and how we get our bodies moving. One day at a time! Good for you!


thinnside40 on 06/22/2009:
Oh goodness...... I am so excited to see you back in the 130's...You have had a long haul of trying & now your making it...... Yippeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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