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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Mar 17, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Good morning Ladies & Gents,

Breakfast: small whole banana 100, low sodium turkey on wrap 250 = 350, great.

snacks: tea / bar / couple candies


after not having it for maybe more like 5 weeks, it's that TOM. not too bad actually. no cramps today thankfully.


Lunch 400

Snack almonds 100....later a decaf coffee 100 at most


1700 total. Legs at physical therapy :)

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/17/2014:
Good morning!

I read back and noticed that you had quite the Friday night ;) sounds like there was definitely some fun had!

Have a great Monday.

grannyannie on 03/17/2014:
Have a great week!

Umpqua on 03/18/2014:
Good work HOP. And glad to hear you had a fun and interesting weekend :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Mar 16, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Good morning. Woke up with some shin pain already. Breakfast: lox on a wrap 250, wrap with small banana 200, yogurt 100. 550 good.

1050 cal till 2pm.

1900 or so cal by 4pm.  (big meal 850 cal but healthy) 

little binging.

2500 cal.

Around 2600 - 2700.  oh well tomorrow's a brand new day...


Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Mar 15, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Woke up at 6 to have some coconut water and regular water and a shower. Hopefully back to bed for a little bit since I have to take a taxi to get my car if I want to drive anywhere. My car is only five minutes with lights and everything driving and if my legs were better I would walk to it, like 1 mile. I should probably just go back to bed since I slept about 6 hours which has been the most I have had on any good day of the week this week. I had a good time with this man at the bar bc he has a great personality and is very easy to have a good time with. We always joke around and get along great.

Honestly, more than anything, it was great to go out on a Friday and have a lot of laughs and live it up a bit instead if my usual coming home and eating and bed and just the usual stuff.

The only bad part is actually pretty bad u would agree.....when the elevator opened to my floor my neighbor was in the hall chatting with another man. My neighbor is high up in the field I work in and knows my boss, my dad, And the guy I was with last night. He saw us but we took a detour and actually stayed in the elevator bc I didn't want a confrontation with my neighbor. I ended up going back to my apt first and still my neighbor was in the hallway. And I waited till the coast was clear until texting my friend to come to my apt. 

I doubt my neighbor will say a word, but still!  I work & live in a very large business (many people I live near also work in the same environment as me) - everyone knows everyone. So, hopefully this won't get around. I don't think it will but it's just crazy that I could ruin things for my dad if anything. But like I said, it shouldn't be getting around. All the men that know each other that I spoke about here are in the mid fifties to mid sixties. Including my neighbor.

today's exercise: abs at the gym :-D  I am beginning to really love abs only days on the weekends!  One day I will be able to add cardio in, too!

Coconut water 70

Morning Snacks: bar & Coffee: 280

Brunch: lox 150 on wrap 100 & strawberries 50.

Lunch: cereals and almond milk: 250

900, good




(legs hurt last night after physical therapy and walking around just a few blocks to & from bar...) this morning I iced them and they still hurt.

Noon Snack: yogurt 120


Dinner: vegetable Thai soup 50, brown sticky rice 100?, garlic vegetable dish 200, steamed calamari 150, some of an appetizer 50. 600 at most.

Grand total = 2050 excellent. Planning to go to bed early tonight :)

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Mar 14, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Good Morning :-D

To be honest, I feel pretty today.  I was up at 3am, couldn't sleep, and had time to do my hair (and blow every circuit breaker in my apartment - so glad someone was around at 6am to fix that so i could finish my hair before work! haha)

but, i haven't slept well this week any night & i am having an off day.  Tired and kinda into myself...TGIF everyone!

So I did great food wise so far with 1250 calories and will be eating something light for dinner followed by the bar where I am meeting up with a....man....from work. I can't say guy bc he is....older?? It's a bit nuts but we all do crazy things at times u know? I have know. Him 3 years and it doesn't change a thing. He's in his mid fifties. I am in my low 30s. At least we are truly both single. Not looking for anything serious either one of us. Just fun and laughs.

Between 2000-2200 total cal. Perfect. 2 very weak drinks, 1.5 stronger drinks, 2 shots Malibu rum. few fries and on larger sized white chicken finger.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Mar 13, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Around 1900 excellent. Did abs at lunch and upper body after work. Even though I was sedentary at work, I am pretty sure my evening workout puts me around at least 2200 burned cals today. Yay.

TGIF tomorrow. Worked till 6:30. Legs didn't hurt as bad as Tuesday but they did hurt today. They burned a little on the sides but also are bothering me more near the front tonight. I hope this month goes quickly so I can see for sure if I am better or not by my appt follow up on April 14th bc if I do need surgery I want it as soon as humanly possible bc I am having trouble being patient with my legs it's been a very long time 13 months.

All my binging days, 3, from my week off were balanced out. I should remember this and how I had to focus and think about it all week. It took me Monday thru Thursday to balance out my calorie avg to around 2200-2300 per day instead of what they really were: 2500, 2700, 3200.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/14/2014:
What kinds of things are you doing in physio? So far i've only done some recumbant bike, stretches, and the myofascial release. I would be really interested to know :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/15/2014:
I do a few stretches (wall incline I think it's called), a quad stretch, and a stretch (that doesn't work very well) for the muscle in the front of the lower leg (nothing really works well to stretch it bc it is generally very hard to get a stretch there). then, I do leg strengthening exercises: calf raises, seated leg press and then also I do it again just as a toe press, balancing on a wobble board & squats, stretches for inner & outer ankle using a stretch band, and elliptical for 5 minutes. With the heat at the beginning and stimulation/ice at the end & also waiting for the therapist to massage me right before the ice, it takes around 1.5-2hrs each visit.

I am glad to have the opportunity to go to a great office with excellent physical therapists, but doing these stretches & exercises ALWAYS makes more sore? or just in pain? the next day. I am not sure which it is or if it's both.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Calories so far: 1250 :)

Will try and keep it light tonight :)

Exercise legs and legs at physical therapy.

Legs felt way better than yesterday with hardly any pain :)

Around 1900 cal and def not more. Good! Had a bigger dinner but mostly sautéed veggies. Around 600-650 cal and was very tasty. Also some chips, and a small lox sandwich.

Almost balanced out the 2700 cal day. Nice. Tomorrow is start over time :)

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/13/2014:
good job :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Hopefully will catch up on some sleep tonight :)

Exercise full weights

Please disregard but I am taking notes on my legs for the doctor - burning sensation particularly in left leg throughout the entire day. Physical therapy last night could be why. I iced my legs tonight.

Total cal around 1950 success

I balanced out the 2500 cal day :)

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/12/2014:
Good job :) I answered your question in my comments if you want to check it out. Taking notes is a great idea - I do that with my physiotherapist so she has an idea of how things are progressing.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Mar 10, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Legs felt the tiniest bit better today :) time to be more positive.

1350 cal thank god. And even full before bed. Ate little portions throughout day and was busy getting home at 8pm.

Today balanced out my 3200 day binge. I'd like to also balance out the 2700 cal day and the 2500 cal day from last week. Will do my best. Sometimes it's good to be busy :)

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/11/2014:
I agree :) hope it's a great day for you!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Mar 09, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Breakfast 500

Snack 200

Lunch 200, 250, 200 = 650

1350 :)

Total around 2000 success

Upper body & abs

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/10/2014:
Sorry therapy doesn't seem to be working for you :(

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Mar 08, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

1400 cal, binging, but trying to pull back for the rest of the day.

2000 cal by 3pm. not great, but not terrible.

total 2500 = GREAT, considering :)

exercise = none

out to dinner with best friend tonight.

since Thursday I have been binging. haven't done this in a LONG time.  It's because my days were fully unstructured & I opted to rest my legs (as I am SUPPOSED to do, doctors orders).

legs aren't better at all & I am beyond frustrated.

I still believe I need the surgery & that I will be okay after.  I am thankful for this physical therapy, but I don't feel I am getting much accomplished.  Lately, my legs feel weird sensations when at rest, almost a weird light piercing pulse, instead of a burning feeling.  I wonder if therapy would have fixed this ALL ALONG?  or maybe I don't need therapy, only patience, but I don't think so.....I don't think I should have to sit home on a nice day like today!?!@?

I am frustrated, getting fat, will have to diet....ugh.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

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