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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Sep 14, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 132.0

today has been going pretty well aside that i woke up again feeling like i had either a really bad hangover or a ton of bricks dumped on me.  but other than that, i'm good to go!
 

breakfast: carby, not satisfying: weight watchers horrible yogurt (i will try to NEVER buy these again, despite the delicious sounding names of the yogurts WW sells), greek yogurt 110, coffee. total: 250

snack: pb ritz crackers: 150, the bag said, vitamin water 25

lunch: subway. chips/sandwich 525

total so far: 800 ok

snack:cottage cheese/yogurt: 210

snack?bar 140

dinner?microwave, tofu 460

LATE snack, gave in to temptations: yogurt 80, pretzels 240 total: 320 it's ok...

total calories: 1930. ok.

exercise: 1 hour, 45 min walking. 

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

kzirkle on 09/14/2009:
Thanks, you too! :)


SEE_MAW on 09/14/2009:
if I wanna count calories, how do i figure out how many i need to consume to lose? I did WW and did well with the points but cannot afford the $35 a month to keep track of it online anymore...thanks


mskitty on 09/15/2009:
looking good mmhmm I like it.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Sep 13, 2009
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Weight: 132.0

it's sunday. about 80 degrees. supposedly i'm going to the beach with christine...we'll see.  otherwise, movie.

breakfast: wholesome? filling. tasty. oatmeal 80, egg whites 60, sf chocolate powder 50, syrup 10, yogurt 210, coffee 50. total: 460.

snack??  yogurt 210

late snack: yogurt 100

so far: 770.

Lunch: microwaved veggies 100 and tofu 200 and at the beach. lol. total 300. flies everywhere!!!

snack: ices: 120

dinner: tofu and microwave healthy tofu/rice meal: 460.

total calorie goal: 1660 absolutely happy with this. :)

exercise: 3.5 miles in AM, PM:3.5 miles again. total exercise miles: 7 :) 

 

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Sep 12, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 132.0

to be on the safe side, i'll assume calories for today were around 3,000. that's actually not too bad, as long as i exercise better tomorrow and eat around 1500 tomorrow, which would be a great plan. getting together with someone tomorrow so my mind shouldn't be revolving only around food. I might take a walk on the treadmill tonight, it's already 9pm.

exercise today: 20 min elliptical, 30 min weights/back

breakfast: coffee 50, grapes 50, diet soda no caffeine, fiber one with soy milk 300 total 400

snack: 230 calories, "watchamacallit" chocolate bar.  tasty. was already too low on blood sugar.

HORRIBLE LUNCH: BINGE: DUNKIN DONUTS MULTIGRAIN BAGEL 400, WITH EGG AND CHEESE 200 MORE, PLUS 4 COOKIES 400 MORE, TOFU WITH THE BAGEL ALSO 200 MORE, LOTS OF BANANA AND GRAPES 250 MORE. ARG.

TOTAL SO FAR: 2080 YUCK!

dinner: OUT WITH PARENTS....900 calories. mostly healthy. that's life! at least it was a healthy 900...that's what it's like going out to dinner. can't be too picky or i'll binge the next day anyway.

GRANDMA: BLOOD SUGAR WAS TOO LOW AFTER THE GYM, CHOCOLATE BAR DIDN'T REALLY HELP ENOUGH, AND I BINGED AT GRANDMA'S HOUSE. BAD MISTAKE.  BUT FOR DINNER, I CANNOT SEE EATING MORE THAN 400 CALORIES...

the FL boy: i continue to contact him frequently, usually by text, and he does get back to me, moreso after drinking. so i don't know. i'm not ready to throw in the towel completely yet.  but i know that if he can't share anything on his mind with me, I will definitely have to let go of my feelings for him.

 

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

mskitty on 09/12/2009:
have a good day today!


Donkey on 09/12/2009:
It's really hard when your blood sugar dips too low.


Donkey on 09/12/2009:
What you had for lunch was actually not that bad, even though you classify it as a binge. You should always carry around a packet of almonds or raisins or dried cranberries to help you after the gym. Sometimes, mint gum will do it for me. The bad part about lunch was the 4 cookies. And if you can't have 4 cookies after a workout at the gym, then something truly is wrong with the world today as we know it.

Reality Check: You're being too hard on yourself, HoP.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Sep 11, 2009
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Weight: 132.0

ate a late breakfast again today. i think i want to start doing this occasionally a few times a week. makes for a better morning, less cravings, and knowing that i will just eat once and not think about eating again until lunchtime. that is a VERY good thing, to not have to think about eating again until lunch.

breakfast: 370

lunch: 600 healthy, but sodium filled. salad w. different sweet peppers (the vinegered type), bean salad, other stuff.  bag of butter flavor popcorn, HUGE mostly decaf coffee....gave me a rush for sure anyway!

snack: diet drinks galore throughout the day, as per usual. and then a light muscle milk protein bar. 170.

total so far: 1140

dinner: haha, will be late, will be starbucks! yeah, a small bday treat with a couple friends and the movies. nothing huge to celebrate this year and that is totally fine by me. 350 or so

total today: not more than 1500! :)

exercise: it's so late already, 6:30...but i'll go on the elliptical for about 45 min.

 

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Sep 10, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 132.0

5:23pm edit: I gave blood today, with no advance notice, and am doing good! It was my THIRD time and finally I understand the importance of eating well before and after.  Meaning, do NOT severely restrict calories or sugar when you give blood!

breakfast: i actually didn't eat at home, picked up dunkin donuts eggwhite flatbread turkey sausage and huge tea 350 (and this worked out perfectly for when i gave blood an hour later after eating!!)

snack: after giving blood, cookies 140, juice 70 total 210

lunch: chips and veggie patty sandwich at subway 500

snack: starbucks light blended drink: around 200

dinner: I will NOT restrict today.  although, i am i the mood for something healthy, at this moment...so healthy 500 cal. :)

total cal: 1760 and i am overjoyed with my success today.

exercise: weights and 15 min cardio. some abs. :) just lovely and what i needed.

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LOL. i soooo cannot sleep. Mr. Florida did in fact contact me and all is now well on that note...

i need to sleep bc it's going to cause bad eating...however, with this new goal of Nov. 14th, i think i can seriously overcome my emotions and not stuff myself with food tomorrow. i know i can, but i realize it may NOT be easy!

breakfast: can't even think about it at 3:01am now...

snack: 

lunch: 

snack: 

dinner: 

exercise: 

 

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

mskitty on 09/10/2009:
I know I shouldn't be eating 1200cals a day which I sorta stated in my post. Its stupid and a lot of girls get sucked into that number. I am aware of the starvation mode our body has. I was just stating its what others say. (as silly as it is) The truth is I am confused because even 1800cals is too low. So I was looking for a higher number. Whats a good number between 1800cals to 2300cals. I am doing lots of exercise. Its confusing because so many hype diets and what not sorta muddle the true numbers women with high activity levels should be in taking each day. Its frustrating.


kzirkle on 09/10/2009:
Thanks, you too! I have a HUGE sweet tooth so honey is an easy way for me to get just a hint of sweetness without overindulging and going too far. Just a spoonful will do it. OK, have a good day today! :) You can do it.


lafemme_loca on 09/10/2009:
Thanks ! Yeah, the red velvet bar is a new one point bar from Weight Watchers which you can get at meetings... Soooooooo goooooood ! I am happy with just having one at a time rather than the mint crisp ones or the peanut butter bliss ones which make you want to sit and eat the whole box... :-) Yum ! :-) I hope you had a rockin' birthday !!! :-)


mskitty on 09/10/2009:
You are sounding really positive. The foods looking good and you seem to be well on your way to reaching your goals good for you.


lafemme_loca on 09/11/2009:
:) The last time I gave blood, I passed out due to not eating well... oye ! Not good. I haven't tried to give blood since. heehee...


Donkey on 09/11/2009:
A good day for you!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Sep 09, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 132.0

edit:

i doubt mr. florida will call me to wish me a happy bday. I will be SO BUMMED if he doesn't. but moreso if my own sister forgets. and she SO WILL, unless someone tells her. totally not cool.  when it's her bday, 9/20/09 you can bet i will not forget and i will AT LEAST text her in the morning. gosh!  lol.

if mr. florida forgets, well, i will be so upset. first of all, i'm friends with him on facebook , maybe he'll check that.  idk, if i knew it were his bday, which i can check on facebook, i would certainly wish him a very happy bday.  if he doesn't, i'm texting him tomorrrow probably.

on another note, i must stay as positive as possible as it is NOT easy to keep a diet, not binge, until November 14th...and then hopefully onward, to reach my goal this year, 115.  I'd love to reach it  by Christmas.  I have a major party to go to for my school and the entire hospital radiology department. 

ok, progress so far!

early breakfast 5:45 : 340 cal

10am bday bagel breakfast which i enjoyed: 550

late snack: nuts:

snack 2: ices

total so far 1320

late dinner: microwavable 400, dessert 500

total cal: 2220, good.

exercise: 5 miles.

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up an hour early to study at school...haha, let me get off this computer then!

breakfast: NASTY and GROSS. coffee yogurt 90, and such a completely disgusting microwave breakfast sandwich, never again! blech! 200, coffee 50 total: 340 grossness.

snack: do i have to think about it now?

lunch: bday cake probably...and a yogurt....salad beforehand? lol. who knows.

i will have to work HARD not to binge today. I have a wedding to go to Nov. 14th. I want to be 120 lbs or less. :)  (right now i probably weigh in the upper 130s)

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

loveray on 09/09/2009:
happy bday!! xoxo


grumpy on 09/09/2009:
happy bday!! men forget about bdays, i do too, but men always do. if he does, maybe just txt him tonight, so he still has time to wish you a happy bday! anyway i need to catch up on your story with him xoxo


Donkey on 09/09/2009:
****HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!**** Woo-hoo!!! Are you an even number or an odd number this year? Even, right? 28 was a good year for me :-)

I don't know if I should even say anything about Mr. Florida. Let me just say, that if he does NOT call, I do NOT want to be reading about how you BINGED because of someone ELSE's actions -- or INactions, rather.


kzirkle on 09/09/2009:
Happy Birthday! :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Sep 08, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 132.0

I have a wedding to go to in November. And my goal is 120 lbs or less by that wedding, November 14 i think.  It's one of my very best friends from college and i love her dearly. we don't see each other much for she is in another state.  I am very excited and happy for her. and i would HATE to see myself with her in such a happy moment all bloated up with extra weight. No freakin way. I NEED to look put together at this wedding. It is very, very important to me. YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

a wedding, two months. 120 lbs or less. that is all....

Breakfast: cereal and soy milk and coffee 350

snack: sucking candies yeah, not the best. 100

lunch: 2 pcs bread toasted 220, with  tofu heated up on top 100, yogurt 90, large tea w. milk and equal.

snack: large bowl of cereal, yogurt, diet root beer. 400

total so far: 1310. fine by me.

dinner: microwavable meal and 2 cucumbers w. dressing, maybe also a kombucha 450

total: 1760. *very* happy with this number...progress is my goal right now. and 1760 = progress.

exercise: EVERYTHING. I walk to the gym and back, did some elliptical 15 minutes worth, and did weights, finally! 30 minutes or so of weights. was WONDERFUL!  i like weights, and i need to get a pattern going.....because....

I have a wedding to go to in November which I am VERY excited for. One of my best friends from college! :)

I can definitely do this by November. This is the ULTIMATE goal....2 Months is nothing! it's so easy...just 2 months from now.

so my plan: 

not to give up on weights, at least 2X a week minimum.

i just will not binge. no matter what. no more than 2,000 cal per day.

keep up the cardio, at least 2 or 3 miles per day.

to do this once and for all. no more stalling.

weight i'd like to achieve for the wedding 120 or less.  That's it. I need this.  120 or less.

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

mskitty on 09/08/2009:
Good for you. You'll get there.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Sep 06, 2009
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Weight: 132.0

Labor Day Monday:

BREAKFAST:  3 CUPS OF SWEET CEREAL 630 (NOT THAT I BOUGHT) WITH ONE LOUSY CUP SOY MILK 60 AND A LARGE PEACH. I AM JUST DOOMED. 800 CAL. RIGHT THERE..

snack: pineapple 50

lunch: pepper 50, sandwich 200

snack: pineapple 50

dinner: microwave meal 400, red pepper 50, yogurt 150, tofu 200. total: 800.

total: 1950. blah. at least no real binge or screw up today.

I NEED HELP.

MONDAY EXERCISE BEFORE BEACH: 4 MI, 3 JOGGING AND 1 WALKING, evening: 2.5 miles.

but if i look at my weightloss chart, i've been losing weight since May. Of course, I've gained about 5 lbs back, I refuse to get on a scale to check that out but i know its true.

but, I have lost steam and for no good reason.  I was doing well, there's no reason I can't keep doing well. yes, it'll be challenging. but it also can be done. and as for the binging, it's even more important i work on it too, i know.  lately, what was working, is when i let myself eat not as healthy as i think i need to.  whenever i get on too much of a health kick, i almost always binge with bad things. yeah, i know that didn't make a whole lot of sense. but that's what i've been seeing.  who knows anymore.

off to the beach, thank god.  this weekend was very upsetting. i really didn't make any other plans other than today with my friend and i was bored.  of course, i went to visit my grandmother during the day yesterday and get loads of exercise in, but i was still dissatisfied and upset for a good portion of the weekend. i think i'm PMSing. .

 

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sunday update: 

yogurt150, pretzels240, cereal 420w. soy milk60, cereal 630and yogurt140, sorbet 320 = 1960.  this was done at 1am. I couldn't sleep. terrible!

total calories today: 4100. wow.

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wow, time is flying! do you guys feel that way!? i guess as we get older, time seems to move quicker...

breakfast: large coffee 50,  1 ice cream sandwich 140, yogurt 150, jello 60: ...hmm, what did i forget!? arg...not sure..i'm gonna put down 400  (i hope i only had one ice cream sandwich - i can't seem to remember!)

snack: ice cream sandwich, yogurt: 240

total so far: 640.

snack: 100 cal pudding/yogurt

lunch: 420: fruit, yogurts galore.

dinner: with grandma, some bbq stuff. i was actually happy about it bc i had chicken and a burger lol...and i haven't had meat for quite some time...i feel i was eating all carbs this past month, especially past two weeks so dinner was a good change of pace tonight.  800 cal dinner.

late snack: soy chips and drinks: 140.

total cal: 2100. ok. i did walk 8 miles again, so alright.

avg cal: 2324 over the past 38 days.

exercise: approx. 8 miles. 4 in morning and 3.5 or 4 in the evening! :)

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

mskitty on 09/06/2009:
ha ha ice cream for breaky. Nice size walk good for you keep up the good work.


loveray on 09/07/2009:
its been very relaxing but too short. i have been good for the most part but have had some wine and a couple of tastes of "sugar"- few cookies and a bite of some key lime pie. i am really trying to detox from sugar until halloween- its gonna be a big challenge!! xoxo


Donkey on 09/07/2009:
Biscotti has some pretty good words there.

You are not "DOOMED". Please don't think that way. Just make the next meal lighter. It doesn't even have to be healthier, necessarily. Just a little less, perhaps.

I'm sorry you had a bad weekend. I know you were looking forward to just relaxing and having time for yourself. There's nothing wrong with that.

I encourage you to weigh yourself soon. Something about the whole denial aspect sits uncomfortably with me. Take care of yourself. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you.


mskitty on 09/07/2009:
I notice my body gets like that too when I start exercise a lot more, its starts craving things unhealthy and I used to start binging at night on whatever. I have now learned that my body is just craving energy from working it out. But my brain still attached to unhealthy tenancies wants to intake "energy" that's not really good for my body at all. So I have replaced all the food in the house with only healthy things... So that when I do binge at least its not empty calories. Listen to your body. If you tend to binge when you get on a health kick it might be just wanting you to replace some of that energy you have been using up.

check this site out> it gives you a list of cravings and why you have them and what your body is truely seeking

http://www.naturopathyworks.com/pages/cravings.php

I used to crave chocolate on a daily basis and then I found this site and switched over to putting more nuts and seeds in my diet which was pretty much non existent in my diet before and I no longer get chocolate cravings as much as I did before. I would say once or twice a month I get a bad chocolate craving... way better then daily.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Sep 05, 2009
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Weight: 132.0

i am actually happy in many respects with today.  I started out in binge mode this AM, but recovered completely.  I didn't leave the house till around 3, but that was a good move - as all i wanted to do this weekend was kinda chill out with my folks away and the house to myself. I watch a movie I had rented around 1pm....then, I finally headed out to the park! and how much do you think i walked!?

exercise: EIGHT miles at the park! wahoo!  that is good. I wanted 9, i really did, but i knew that too much is not a good idea and i didn't want to pass out! lol, i haven't done 8 miles in a long time. so this was good.

breakfast: i forgot but lots of yogurt, puddings, large coffee, and ice cream things...i did calculate calories throughout the day, so i still know my overall total.

snack: packaged fried tofu thing and yogurt

late snack around 3/early dinner: fiber one and soy milk, 300 cal.

rest of the day: all sorts of diet drinks

total calories: 1950.  very fine, very happy, definitely in my range.   :)...plus a light ice cream sandwich (i was STARVING) 150 more = 2100.fine! :)

37 day avg calories: 2326...after sandwich = 2330. :) it's ok.... :-)

tomorrow i go to visit grandma. not super excited. I know i have to behave - as in not binge.

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Sep 04, 2009
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Weight: 132.0

thanks to me, i've been talking more often to my Florida, yeah, florida guy.  he may be far away from here but it's still great to talk and we'll see where it goes from there.  he likes the phone calls...

today's new calorie total: 3,000 on the dot.  bleh. but i kinda just eased myself into this one!  it's ok, and i have 3 days to both relax and eat right coming up: sat, sun, mon! i am excited to have few plans if any and just to chill. i needed a weekend like this and i am happy to relax. plans are to watch movies and exercise. i think i can pull that off!   :)

(calorie average:2336, 36 day average.  3.5 lb gain if i had burned only 2,000 calories per day for 36 days. that is really crappy.)

exercise: 5 miles walking.

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edit: i'm in the midst of a "planned binge." i had many more calories after school (ate 850 before leaving school) and i wanted to use many more, eating whatever i wanted at the store. weird, but i don't care.

5:00pm planned sorta eating: popcorn, puddings, jello: 500, 3 ice creams 420, 6 pretzel sticks 240: 1160...and one more ice cream 140, yogurt 100

total: 2250 total. fine by me. i know it's a little high, but so the heck what!

soon out to the park to walk, then the gym. ooooh, right, weights....i think i'm saving it for tomorrow, not in the mood anymore for weights...

______________________________________

whew, up early to study at school...

breakfast: fig 50, large peach 80, coffee 50: 180.

snacks: 1 tea w. milk over the course of the morning and a bar: 300, also a hardboiled egg 70

lunch: microwave meal?  i want that, but i want to study at lunch, so i will have a BAR w. tea/milk: 300.  i'll just have to have one of the new meals i bought for dinner tonight!

total so far: 850.

snack: probably popcorn, yogurt or something like that. probably a new type of yogurt i haven't tried (need to change it up!)

dinner: microwave meal, kombucha!

exercise: i WILL do weights, no matter what today and i am excited for it!  bike to gym, elliptical, weights, abs, pushups, back.

tonight: watching a movie i rented, calling it an early night. so excited to rest up, rejuvinate these next 3 days, i need it bad!

 

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

omahagrl on 09/04/2009:
Hope your day went well and that you have a great weekend!



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