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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 16, 2009
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Weight: 135.0

900 before snack....snack around 200....

party with drinks/food tonight all is good.

no exercise.

maybe dancing at party...depends how lively it gets...

and calories will not be more than 2250.

nice day.

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

MoodyMe on 12/16/2009:
Looks like you are having a great day! Have fun at the party~dancing is such a fun way to burn calories!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 15, 2009
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Weight: 135.0

good day with walking during the day, enough not to include it in my exercise plan, except for the 5 minute cardio warmup of course!

weights at gym, back, abs, pushups. probably adds up easily to at least an hour!

good day at school.

good day with eating.  had to have MORE carbs early on bc i had so many carbs last night. the day after a binge, my body is VERY low on sugar and demands it. luckily everything went well. i made the right decisions, that's why everything went smoothly.

total cal before jello: 1400

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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Dec 14, 2009
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Weight: 135.0

i think my body was still recovering today from yesterday's sick spell at the gym!

so when i drove to the gym, i didn't even get out of my car and decided to come home. (the gym is really close to school, so it wasn't really out of my way!)

anyways, BEFORE driving home i bought mcdonalds. and ate 4 chicken nuggets while driving. got home, at a fries and  then, not what i ordered, a bacon/fried chicken sandwich. i ordered a grilled chicken sandwich. it was very good, the fried chicken and bacon. and i got full way before finishing - but you guessed it right - i finished everything. which is still FINE...

but then, i binged on EVERYTHING. starting with ice cream, moving on to cookies, chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter, and a whole bag of popcorn, TONS of dried fruit, and salted cashews, etc.

not proud.

the weekend was probably too much for me, especially what happened last night at the gym, like i said.

i was at a new area today, the mammography suite.  perhaps the change in schedule got to me? i was also on my feet a great deal today. a good thing, but my body was very tired from yesterday.

tomorrow i will probably NOT go to the gym and wednesday it would be a short trip there - i should go!

and you know, i'll make it there tomorrow, too. I'll do weights...even though it will be late bc i have to stay at school till 5.  i can't skip out on weights again...bc the next time i go will be friday.

so, to recap, today was an absolute binge....kinda expected after the way things have been going - too busy. and this morning i got full but kept eating...i haven't been listening to my body at all.

tuesday: only weights at the gym. just a cardio warmup.

wednesday: 30 min cardio at the gym only.

thurs: depending if i have tests friday, cardio or cardio and weights.

fri: cardio or cardio and weights.

we shall see...

goodnight. i hope you all had better mondays than me.

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

loveray on 12/15/2009:
sending love and peace to you

Donkey on 12/15/2009:
I did have a good Monday, but as you know, I've had some really really bad days recently. I can't imagine the stress you are under.

legcramps on 12/15/2009:
Some days are better than others! Keep at it.

see_maw on 12/16/2009:
I often have days like this...hang in there!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 13, 2009
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Weight: 135.0

wow. busy and fun weekend.

today i had too much caffeine before and during working out. i almost fainted at the gym. i was so sick i couldn't drive home and went straight to the nearest fast food (dunkin donuts) to eat and drink something right away.

i will be staying away from caffeine before the gym for at least a week. and i will probably not have ANY MORE energy drinks. i was so sick. lightheaded, it was NOT good.

I sat on the floor in the locker room, unable to even sit up at all. I was praying someone would come in bc i wanted to ask them to go to the front to get me a soda (without caffeine) to balance my energy levels - i was probably REALLY LOW on sugar.

ok. besides that, i taught many lessons today. and i did a great job. it was a successful, productive day. and i enjoyed teaching! :-)

i am proud to have my music education degrees (bachelors and masters) and I am VERY proud to be able to use them to teach kids private lessons.  I think i taught around 7 or so lessons today....i have to look at my notes to check.  I had a new student today.

even though i'm changing my carreer, it doesn't mean i have to quit music altogether. and i am so glad i am finally able to teach again, on the side, part time on the weekend.

goodnight all. it's a busy time of year.

sorry for lack of comments.

love to all...:-)

rachel, if you're reading, it's bc of you that i wrote "love to all."  thanks for showing me that even internet friends care about one another. 

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

loveray on 12/13/2009:
what an inspirational entry!! i really have come to love all of you- especially you, HOP. we have so much in common. never give up on your musical talent! happy hannukah and love.

selina on 12/14/2009:
I enjoyed reading your entry! How can you possibly quit something like music - so glad you are teaching and enjoying it! Stay well and happy holidays!

panda22 on 12/14/2009:
Glad you are feeling better, that must have been scary at the gym! Caffeine is truly a dangerous thing because it messes with your system and energy drinks, well you never know what's in them! My husband is addicted to them and it's crazy because he'll be so hopped up on energy and then just CRASH hard! Glad you recognize that they are not a good thing! You can get more energy out of foods that naturally carry it before and after your workouts! Anyway, I am glad you are doing well and doing what you love with teaching the music lessons. That is awesome! Have a great day!!

legcramps on 12/14/2009:
I've done that before too, showing up at the gym vibrating from caffeine. And I agree - it's not a wonderful feeling at all. At all. Glad that you were able to struggle through it and come out on top. Those energy drinks are scary, too. I've only tried them once, while I was at work. I drank half a can (and at that time, the cans were not even close to as large as they are now) and I couldn't even control my thoughts. It was a horrible feeling, and I never want to feel that way again!

I'm glad you are still able to teach music and keep your foot in that 'industry' so to speak. What do you teach?

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Dec 12, 2009
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Weight: 135.0

GREAT workout at the gym. 45 min cardio and about a 1/2 hour of weights and stretching. will do some more abs/back tomorrow as well as cardio. oh, and some walking later on at the mall.

overall cals around 2050 today.

breakfast: 380 of cereal, milk, coffee.

snack before gym: cup of microwaved w. equal on them cranberries.

snack /after gym: banana?

lunch: more on the carbs end...flatbread sandwich, tofu, yogurt. lots of cookies but i guess i was STARVING.  2 more bananas.  lots of calories here. ended lunch around 3pm.

no eating past 3 pm. had some diet sprite during the movie.

now it's almost 1am.

today was great, i was VERY busy. tomorrow would likewise be an optimal "binge" for me. but, that isn't what i want!  lately, calories have been around 2200-2300 for me. perhaps i'm more physically active than i think and my body really does use at least that amount. i am not trying to restrict to the 1500s or anything like that. i'm trying to do what's right for my body. TRYING.

now i'm just tired. and pissed that he and i haven't been able to talk on the phone due to opposite schedules. beginning to feel like he doesn't care, although he would never say that.

snack: ? protein bar?

snack: coffee?

movie tonight. seeing precious....so many of my friends WON'T see it.... but i'm looking foward to it.  IT WAS SO SAD!

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

Donkey on 12/13/2009:
Have a great Sunday! Happy Hanukkah! :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Dec 12, 2009
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Weight: 135.0

i thought i wrote a friday entry!!!

anyways, i wanted to go to the gym. and i did, but it was only open for 5 more mintues!!! so of course i didn't stay, lol. i thought it was open till midnight on friday night...but unfortunately not, only 10pm.

i believe it was around 2050 cal yesterday.

no gym :-(

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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Dec 10, 2009
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Weight: 135.0

good. busy. high but good calories. 45 min cardio, abs.

1550 + 550: 2100....maybe a yogurt too.

so far, if calculated correctly, calories before my afternoon snack were a moderately healthy 1100 even included 2 fruits, although no veggies...

snack: some sf jello and two yogurts: 300.

so, 1400....

dinner: all healthy: salad 100, sauteed potatoes 400? at most, chicken not much so about 150: total: 650 fine.

TSF: 2050....and just enough for a snack if needed after the gym.....i'll probably be working out till 10:30 at night if i can get my ass there already....it's already 8:30...so i can't see actually getting there till 9 or later...


gym will be my favorite: weights, some cardio, back...some abs not much, and pushups.

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

doitup on 12/11/2009:
harddddcore working outt nicee

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 08, 2009
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Weight: 135.0

today was a really good day. went to see my dad recieve an award at which he also gave a wonderful speech.

breakfast: around 380

drinks at ceremony: around 350

lunch: around 350 (didn't eat very much...)


snack: pretzels 220...and maybe popcorn too...240, 2 yogurts also 330 total here: 790


1870 tsf...a little high.

dinner: a bit much considering calories before, but now i'm completely full and satisfied.  500

total calories: approx 2370.  (might be even 100 cal lower, i don't know the exact cals) but i'm happy i didn't binge anymore than i did when i got home. it was a truly great day.

will do weights at the gym...no cardio except a 5min warmup probably. goal accomplished and it was beautiful.  even the packed gym was ok!

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

legcramps on 12/08/2009:
That's so nice! What kind of award?

panda22 on 12/09/2009:
Glad to see you had a good day! Keep it up! Hope to see that today goes just was well for you!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Dec 07, 2009
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Weight: 135.0

tasty, fullfilling breakfast: 2 toast w. butter 300, fried egg/eggwhites: 200, some cranberries cooked in. total 500

snack: yogurt: 160

lunch: grapefruit 100, fried tofu w. tomatoes 300: 400 total.


snack: 250


dinner: med fries400, salad 90, microwave meal 350, yogurt 100: 940

tsf: 2250.

maybe a haircut if i can get an appt...its too long...

gym was great. cardio only.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 06, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

calories were good. around 2200. and exercise great.

breakfast: cereal and milk 320, coffee 50: 370







gym later this afternoon after i teach some lessons.

gym will be weights and cardio. and then, definitely BED EARLY.

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

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