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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Sep 29, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

7am - banana. 110, fiber one and milk, greek yogurt w. two chocolate truffles slightly warmed and mixed in! 550 total yum including banana.

lunch: 3 sorta big plums 150, 910 calories at lunch, very large after 30 min bike ride and hot yoga.

today is kinda a forget and forgive type of eating day. i have a holiday dinner tonight, not a good day to place limits.

total cal so far: arleady 1460. totally ok. i will indulge a bit today for sure.

I'm gonna be good to myself: no binging at diner. I did enjoy a rainbow cookie, shortbread cookie, and one other cookie for dessert. all in all, very fair and the actual dinner was healthy to boot. I had briscuit (meat) with some roasted potatoes, carrots, and green beans.

I will be kind to my mind!...by saying i had 2200 calories today. NOT a binge, healthy day. wonderful. I feel good.


Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

KayBee on 09/29/2011:
110? That's a huge banana! :)

Umpqua on 09/29/2011:
^^LOL@Kat, dirty Umpqua! I actually entered a medium banana into Myfitnesspal this morning and it came out at 110, which seemed high to me. Oh well.

grannyannie on 09/29/2011:
Sounds high to me as well. I count a medium banana as 95.

nomoreforme on 09/29/2011:
that breakfast sounds delicious!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Sep 28, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

fantastic day. 1250 before gym,

Food after: fruit 100, marinated veggies 100?, soufllee 300: 500

total 1750: great.

exercise: 45 min hard cardio, some pushups and even some weights.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 09/28/2011:
Great on the exercise. Have a good day.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Sep 27, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

All of my binging lately has given me an excess of around 7500 calories, 2 extra pounds for me. yay! just kidding on the excitement of gaining pounds! lol. I will have to work to get rid of it, but something tells me I'm gonna do it and keep doing it. It is really not that hard for me to lose weight when I keep up with lifting weights because the body burns more calories overall each day....and cardio I am trying to increase. Whenever i do get more cardio in and weights are done, I lose weight almost easily!  Also, on these few days off, I will kick my own A$$ by taking some bikram (hot) yoga classes and double up on them - kinda like bootcamp bikram! it will be VERY TOUGH. but i want the challenge. eating wise, the only thing i will not do is binge. But i can eat, as usual, whatever I want to.


Monday was also terrible binging....

Today started off rocky and got better. 2500 calories =  a much better day than the 5,000 calories per day on Sunday + Monday. I'm gonna be OK. I just needed to get it off my chest. thank you.

exercise: light bike riding for 1/2 hour, weights for 1.5 hardcore hours! :-)

work: 2 hours overtime.

I got to the gym around 8 and stayed until around 9:30.

tomorrow i have work to get up for, but it's the last day for my week so that's why i don't mind getting to bed a little late tonight. :-) tomorrow is like Friday for me!

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

MMare on 09/28/2011:
Well DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! iM hORN OF PLENTY INSPIRED :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Sep 25, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

This is Monday's entry:

midnight snack: 2 large plums 150.

breakfast: chicken wrap, milk: hungry! 400.

calories till end of work: 1150

early dinner: 2 plums 100, cold chinese hot and sour soup and it was even gross, but i was hungry and it had tons of tofu and filling ingredients. the broth was nasty when cold...gooey and sticky. lots of soup, so, i'd say at least 500.


not in the mood for exercise - i don't think i will today. i just wanna read right now, maybe, or sleep.

at home: wrap 110, drink 110, chips 280. 500

2150.+ lots of binging...not sure on total cals. 4000-5000.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

nomoreforme on 09/26/2011:
have a great week!

V on 09/26/2011:
Have a good work day :)

Umpqua on 09/26/2011:
I hope you have a great week!

~WI~ on 09/26/2011:
One thing for sure HOP..nobody can ever say you don't get your fruits and veggies..i always admired that about your foods for the day!

legcramps on 09/26/2011:
Hope that issue with your Mom was resolved. Moms, huh?!!!!

Have a great day!

~WI~ on 09/27/2011:
cold hot and sour soup..I second your 'gross' and raise you an 'ewwww' LOL have a great day today HOP!

glycrina on 09/27/2011:
I love Hot and Sour when it is HOT and sour. But when I am hungry I would probably lick it off the floor (well not really but you know . . . )

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Sep 25, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

yesterday (last night really) was a really bad day emotionally, still feeling it. i do want to binge, on Checker's fries and i am craving steak/hamburger. I think I'm PMSing as well....

anyway, i may give in and eat fries/hamburger later...we'll see.

off to exercise just  a little, i'm in a deep sweat from eating so much yesterday.

breakfast: large plum, cereal, milk 400, pretzels 250, yogurt 150: 800. coconut water 60.

lunch: peanut butter sandwich: 400. and cocounut water 60.

i'm gonna round it, just say 1320.

snacks: 430

snacks: 110

1860...already a much better day, thank god.

dinner: chips, turkey wrap, some veggies.

2250 total.

my MOM is being a complete b-tch to me and she just got home with dad after an 8 day trip.  The house was left CLEAN, her mail organized, everything ready. She's such a b_tch despite it. freakin b-tch.  at this moment, i can't say i love her. usually, i just say "she's family, my mom, of course i love her." but at this very moment i do not.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

morbidkitty on 09/25/2011:
sorry about your mom....my mom is one of those too... got a little better when i started having kids cause she knows she'd never see them if she was a b*tch 24/7. just be satisfied knowing you're a better person than her

hollybelle on 09/25/2011:
Oh the mother-daughter relationship - reading your post is so timely - I had just hung up from my mom in "panic mode" and acting as if it was MY fault I called her just when she was coming in from the garage and she "had" to run up the steps - now I ask you - could she have NOT lef the phone RING - it's not like anyone except me ever calls them, anyway!There that said - I feel better too! I like what Morbidkitty said above - try to be satisfied knowing you are a good person and she has "issues". SIGH!!!******

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Sep 24, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

grrr, weight is 131 today. hoping it's mostly bloat. we all know that our weights fluctuate. it's true i've had a bit high calories this week as well as last Sunday.  My calories do balance out well, but I haven't balanced out last sunday's approx 2900 calories. so i probably have an extra 1,000 to relieve myself of. lol.

it's not good to think of dieting though, and think of balancing calories. it's better to take each day at a time, forget about what is passed, and try to make each day a good one. otherwise, you're constantly stuck in a diet mentality "if i have this, i can't eat that, too many calories yesterday, need to be good today" and these thoughts are not ones i need right now!

4AM Breakfast, can't sleep bc i know i have to visit my grandma in Queens today, before some other errands, before I meet my friend for the remainder of the day for her bday.  I have a lot in store! And crossing my fingers it doesn't rain Sunday or Monday when I get my hair semi-permanently brazilian straightened!

4am Breakfast: soymilk 100, pretzels 220, plums 100: 420 good.

exercise: walk in AM. over an hour.

7:30am second breakfast: plum #3 50, fiber one and soy milk 200.

long day only 2:30 and already 1800 cal :-(  grrrrr.

with dinner: 2300?

with snack: around 2600. not too bad.


UPDATE Midnight:

binge at home at midnight: 2 very large plums 160, crackers 120, 2 bags chips 260, large bowl cereal and soy milk 400: 940 whoa....and then even more...........ice cream, chips, etc.

total: 3240 can't help it.  5000 total calories. ugh. full.  i know exactly why - my parents were coming home after 8 days of being away and i was still alone in the house, also i was very emotional after watching The Help (movie). very emotional reasons to binge and i couldn't stop.


Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

moogy on 09/24/2011:
I like the idea of having a certain number of calories for the week. That way a couple of high days are balanced out by a couple of low ones and you don't feel as if you are a failure on a high day. I hope the weather holds for you and that you have a good rest of the weekend.:)

V on 09/25/2011:
Sorry you had a rough start this morning :( I know you will turn this around..

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Sep 23, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

calories through work: 1100. (peanut butter cheese crackers 190, protein shake 210, little bit of coffee, almonds150 or so, chinese for lunch some wanton soup total maybe 500 for the whole soup/some hot and sour soup total maybe 300 for the soup, lays potato chips100 )

dinner: 100 (rest of wanton soup, hot and sour soup, two plums)


snack: granola bar, some bran, big grapefruit: 300

total 1850...good.

exercise: will take a nap then head to the gym, hopefully. so pooped still!

exercise: hardcore weights, pushups, a little cardio (around 20 min elliptical)

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Sep 22, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

good day.

i binged on sauteed broccoli with my dinner: 3 full plates worth! LOL. was so good, i ordered 3 because i was gonna eat it tomorrow as well...lol. all tonight and then a microwave meal on top of that. hopefully i will not have too much gas tomorrow lol. haha.

total: around 2000, hopefully less. lol and single serve size of pumpkin pie. total = 2370 lovely ones (calories).  I do not regret these calories, because the big picture is that they are not astronomically high at all. they will not cause weight gain with appropriate exercise and calories in the following days. it's the season for pumpkin pie and it's awesome that i found these little haha 370 calorie suckers. yum.

50 min cardio.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

liza36 on 09/23/2011:
Can't say I've every binged on broccoli, but I do like the stuff. Love that you have no regrets about the pie, and a good attitude about the big picture. Have a great weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Sep 21, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

exercise: short bike ride, under a half hour to and from the gym combined, weights 1.5 hardcore hours! wahoo.

calories: around 1750 or so. very good.

dinner was big: lots of tofu heated up on dried seaweed 2 packages and two small bags of sun chips. was tasty.


I ended up not working any O.T. today. I asked my boss if I could leave and it was the BEST decision.  I dropped my pants off at the cleaners and went to the gym. HARD CORE workout, I tell ya! 

I have had a few comments on my weightloss. But funny part is, as you can see on my chart and listed in my entries, I haven't even lost over 5 lbs!  It must be because I'm also weightlifting and getting stronger that way. The extra muscle, even if a little bit, probably enhances the weightloss I have achieved.

I love the comments. And my boss seems to think I am in decent shape  - he commented saying he'd like to have a body like mine haha...he is trying to lose weight. But, in my mind, I do not feel like i'm in good shape. I actually feel very fat.  According to the healthy weight charts, I am indeed at the upper end of healthy, so, it's true I can stand to lose some lbs.  (i am short.)

I will keep up my exercising. and I will NOT have any particular weightloss goals, like to be any certain weight. I will let my body lose weight as it wants, trying not to binge and keeping with my exercise routine. Limiting no particular foods and still eating what i want and like. Nothing is off limits. (nothing has been off limits, i'm just saying this is the BEST approach for me for weightloss).

I will be very happy when I reach 125...that's a long ways away though. I am also happy at where I am at now. :-)

My true goal, way down the road, will be to weigh in the teens, like 115. that's probably my end goal. I remember feeling pretty good at the weight  - BUT if I feel good in the low 120's, i may stop there! I don't have a goal to be a skinny and weak woman.



i would like to stay home today....feeling so tired this morning.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

panda22 on 09/21/2011:
Hope you are able to gather some energy and have a good day!

tangalyn on 09/21/2011:
hope ur able to find some energy and have a fabulous day :D

grannyannie on 09/21/2011:
Hope you find some energy and have a good day.

baberachy on 09/22/2011:
Well done keep going ur doing great

legcramps on 09/22/2011:
So great! You sound like you're in great spirits, that's great to see. Where are you at with the policy academy?

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Sep 20, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 129.0

feeling nauseous.

2250 cal.

30 min walk.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 09/20/2011:
Short and sweet and says it all - feel better soon.

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