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Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday May 09, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

was planning on a bigger fast...but how I hate to do those!

late Breakfast: 600

Lunch: salad with some dressing 150?, at least half avocado (was larger) 160, wrap 90, egg 100: 500

1100.

dinner out with family for Mother's Day.  Tonight it tonight because it's easier than a Sunday when you don't live with your parents anymore & sister also lives with her fiancé. Saturdays always better!

We are actually bbqing fish at home....

1150 cal before dinner

Prob around 2250.

No exercise. Lots of sleep. Took pills to help slept till around 5am, back to sleep by 5:30, woke up at 9, back to bed around 10, woke up at 1pm finally.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/09/2015:
Happy Mother's Day.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday May 08, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

No more than 2200. No exercise. And tomorrow will be minimal walking for the entire day. Need to mend my ankle, then strengthen, then train more.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/09/2015:
Have a good day, HP.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday May 07, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

sleeping pills helping a lot...this week i'm just taking Nyquil bc I have allergies and a hard time breathing at night - and with Nyquil, it knocks me into a good sleep, all night :) and no breathing problems. I gotta do what I gotta do.  planning on making it to the gym tonight (skipped Tuesday) for upper body weights bc my ankle is a little stronger, but still recovering from too much cardio.

 ankle is bad...will need to rest it bc I don't need another long-term problem like the shin splints!

did full weights workout, no cardio.

total calories: 1900, perfect.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/07/2015:
Careful mixing the two.


Umpqua on 05/07/2015:
It seems like everyone is suffering from allergies. I'm glad you're getting some good sleep in!


Maria7 on 05/07/2015:
Hoping you feel better. Take good care of yourself. :-)


grannyannie on 05/08/2015:
Feel better!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday May 06, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

1450 cal before coming home from work...

home: 150 cal in fruit & veggies, hopefully not more (cooked in some oil...), then, more calories in fruit smallest banana and 2/3 of a quart of strawberries not more than 250, then a protein bar 200. so, total here: 600, good!

total today: 2050: I actually walked a little bit when I got home & did a little bit of laundry, too, bc it was piling up already & I know it's going to be busy for me on the weekend for Mother's Day (my mom!) & wanted to get some laundry done early :)

so, calories are good, once again.

on the weekend, i'm going to limit calories if I can - I think i'll be in the mood :)

Plan is maybe to fast all day Saturday up until dinner - or something similar or maybe do a morning fast on both Sat / Sun - or maybe nothing, just thinking about it.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday May 05, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

I did far better today calorie-wise. and that makes me happy.

I didn't exercise at all,  no walking at lunch. My weak ankle is bothering me a bit & I realize I need to rest it...so no gym tonight...taking a break until my ankle feels better. If it still hurts Thursday/Thursday evening, I'll skip the gym then, too. I can't push anymore with that, don't need bigger problems.

Calories till I reached my home after work: 1350 :) excellent!

Dinner: cooked cabbage & kale no more than 100 (a ton & even though I'm bloated, from overeating last night & not being able to get it all out of my system as it takes awhile, it was a good option to have the veggies & be satisfied. Then I had a more sugary/natural/chocolate covered greens/protein bar 300, and half small grapefruit 50, and drink 10. So around 450, good.

Total today: 1800, which is a good amount after a binge-day.

Glad I made better choices & it's def bc I was more prepared today, as well.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/06/2015:
Have a Good Day, HP.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday May 04, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

early breakfast: lots of fruit - 6 oz blackberries, 1/2 banana, apricot, warm water & whole lemon 200 cal.

finally gave into the binge....lost control after work.

1500 calories before coming home. I may skip gym tomorrow because my ankle is giving me pain (from overusing it a week ago, Sunday.)  I continued to do too much this past week, so it never got a chance to rest.

And now, I feel like having a big UP DAY, calorie-wise. Not the smartest, but we're not always smart...whatever...

vegetables calories up to 300, then a potato 200 more, and leftover shrimp/scallops portion 200 cal, then chips 300, 2 apricots around 50, one bar 200 natural type, another bar natural type 250: 1500 calorie dinner.

1500+1500 = 3,000 = could have been worse. still I can actually easily balance this with several good days. also I was 200 calories above on the weekend. at least I am full now....and extremely bloated. Thank god for loose tops = tomorrow. can't take off any days, need to learn how to get through.

this binge was not really too much of a backslide, it's very manageable...hadn't binged in awhile, maybe, a month at least?

woke up feeling sick in middle of the night, followed by sick during the day & ankle pain all day = made me just right in the mood to binge. too much uneasiness = set up to fail....I could have done better, but, didn't.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/04/2015:
Sounds good. Have a great day.


Umpqua on 05/04/2015:
I hope it's a good and well rested week for you.


OhioRaven on 05/04/2015:
Hope ya feel better, HP.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday May 03, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Breakfast: banana 120, kombucha 20, wrap 100, egg and egg whites fried 130, 1/4 avocado 80, salt,tumeric,pepper: 410. feeling hungry like I need meat...or just more protein.  was craving meatballs last night at restaurant but didn't get them. lemon water and a vitamin chew 50.

Even though my legs have been tired, I sorta want to go to the gym early today & do some walking later (legs were hurting last night but i'm thinking it's more a mental game - that I need to keep going, as i'm not really doing too much cardio at all - aside from last weekend).

Snack before gym: chips 200 and a natural bar 200 400. 860. During workout and still craving more carbs and energy another banana 120 980.

Today I am struggling a little bit with food. Had frozen yogurt during my workout, actually left the gym to go next door and ate a bit too much, feeling full like I don't even want to workout anymore.... Around 250 for the frozen yogurt. 1250 overall.

Not feeling good about all this eating I am doing as I would like to eat around 2050 cals today. But maybe I will go up to 2200 and limit things tomorrow which sounds like a better idea for me.

dinner: some berries 40, lots of sautéed mushrooms 200?, few sliced tomatoes with dressing 30, wrap 100 with 1/4 avocado 80, lots of white meat chicken 300? total here, dessert type of bar 220 pumpkin pie flavor: 970. yup.

total today: around 2250, fine. glad I reached for the dessert bar because at least it hit the spot. I hope to go to bed very early tonight, feeling a lil sick / tired.

and if I want to lose weight, i'm going to have to learn to be happy eating less.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/03/2015:
Have a lovely Sunday.


puddles on 05/03/2015:
Have a great day.


OhioRaven on 05/03/2015:
Hang in there, HP.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday May 02, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

I am definitely losing weight, probably still around 126, lol, but I guess I was really a couple lbs higher before. When I weigh myself at the gym after a full day, I weighed around 128 the other day - so in the morning, I am sure, I am around 126 :) success.  I want to drop 5 lbs still...want to weigh around 120 for the rest of the year - for my sister's wedding, will try to get to 115, last minute - will cut cals (or maybe do some  24hr fasts on weekends in the wintertime a few months before her wedding).  Remember all, i'm short, under 5'2".  Promising to myself, not to get below 115. I don't think it's healthy...So, this is my promise to myself.  I may change my mind on even getting to 115, but it would be a fantastic goal for this year :)

Breakfast & snacks thru morning: 2 bottles kombucha 80, banana 120, strawberries, but not that much 50: 250 oh...and protein quest bar, S'mores flavor 200. 450. great.

Snack: rest of the strawberries, 100 cal :)

1pm Lunch: wrap 100, with fried egg & egg white 100, 1/2 avocado 160, and slightly too many sautéed veggies 200? = 560-600, good. not more calories that that, for sure.

total so far today: 1150, good :)

Went to bed last night around 10:30pm & woke up around 8:30am. 

I did take a sleeping pill, which is what helps me sleep this many hours - which I need right now, because it has me feeling 100% better during the day - more focused, more energy (even if tired in mornings or so, it gives me energy at work to want to sit up with better posture, etc.  -  I need to keep doing what I'm doing right now in order to get myself feeling back to normal...I am guessing I'll continue the pattern of sleeping pills thru summer.  It may not be natural, but it's over the counter, and it's HELPING me...and that is what's most important.) when I get home late from a workout, I don't want to stay up for at least 3 hours and then wake up all throughout the night, I'd rather fall asleep an hour or two after it, and that's where these pills come in handy - and also on the weekend, when I really do want to sleep in - because it's making my body feel BETTER.

 Slept in more than during the week, around 10 hours sleep and it makes everything feel better. This will be my new thing. No more early, early mornings on the weekends, if I can help it. By doing this, I'll be able to physically feel much better & have my legs get stronger, faster.  It's a fact.

Having a productive day in my opinion. Relaxing all morning, also during ALL my laundry (I was debating saving my bed sheets till tomorrow - but that is dumb because it means I am pretty much doing laundry 2 days instead of just one. I live in an apt so there are many machines, and, it's best for me to try to do all my week's worth of laundry in one session. Because then I don't need to think about it 2 days in row, wasting time 2 days instead of 1). No need to do it 2x when 1x is less work - and then I can relax tomorrow, which is what I like to do on the weekends.

Later in afternoon, my friend is coming by & we will go to the mall. We'll get some nice face lotion samples at Sephora & just walk around. Then we will drive to my other friend's place because it's her 39th bday & go out to dinner to celebrate :)  Like I said, a nice, productive in my opinion type of day! Seeing friends & getting laundry done, dressing up a little for dinner & probably photos too. All good things.

Def no exercise besides the mall...and I plan to stretch and relax my legs a bit until then.  They need it.

 

1400 before dinner

prob more like 2400 today, all worth it, great food!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/03/2015:
A good weekend.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday May 01, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Happy Friday...

....and thank god for sleeping pills - I was able to get much more sleep this week because of them - almost normal sleep every night. Just a little under some nights because I got home a bit late, especially Tuesday night. Overall, it was a more successful week than usual, partially because I didn't work as late all week.  It may mean a smaller paycheck, but well work the health benefits. I take the sleeping pills to insure I will sleep through the night & it seems to be working well. for now, it's what I need to feel better. I will try to limit them later, but for now, they are what are the reason my body is able to rest better & recover more during the night.

Early Drinks: Kombucha, and warm water with turmeric & black pepper: 50. (helps me eliminate in the morning...lol....tmi!?)

 Ended up sorta overeating at dinner, all healthy but HUGE portions. some chips, some fish, some soup, LOTS of cooked veggies in sauce...it adds up, around 900 cal.

total today: 2200. good, even though I only had 1250 or so cals before I had dinner, so, it's ok...I seem to be losing a little bit of weight anyways, despite higher calories. it's because i'm  not binging, and that's the most important thing.

exercise: around 20-30 minutes at lunch, 30 minutes after work also. GREAT :)

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/01/2015:
Rest is very important to feeling well. Take care and have a great weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/01/2015:
yes, the difference is already amazing. I may have to keep taking the sleeping pills, unfortunately, in order to keep this up. it's important to me to try to sleep more, much more, as I can tell my body is beginning to feel much better. just my face acne / body acne shows that I still need a little bit more sleep :)


liza36 on 05/01/2015:
Glad you've gotten some rest. Have a good weekend.


grannyannie on 05/02/2015:
Good sleep is so very important!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/02/2015:
learning that more & more...! Whenever my mom tells me that I shouldn't care about sleep, I will now be telling her that it's my body & I know what I need! She likes to say that when I say I'm going to bed or driving home from her place after visiting family. haha


thinnside40 on 05/02/2015:
Are you able to take Melatonin?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/02/2015:
I bought some & will try...right now, i'm taking Sleepinal , which def works for me. In the mornings though on workdays, I wake up knowing they worked but also that i'm still needing 1 or 2hrs MORE sleep - they make me want to sleep longer than 7-8 hours. And I wake up with a very dead/heavy feeling, especially in my legs, making me feel like I could def sleep 9-10 hours when I take them. They are best on the weekends.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Apr 30, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

calories would have been 1650 if I stuck to my snack after the gym, but came home and had some "healthier" chips made from a mix of quinoa flour, corn meal & rice flour - they are called Skinny chips and at least you can eat MANY in a sitting compared with other chips. still, I had 250 extra calories worth, but, it was a gym day and when I don't replenish more with the carbs, I tend to feel pretty bad in the mornings, so, it is was it is and the chips tasted GREAT.

1900 cals.

exercise: definitely at least 50 minutes of walking throughout the day which is awesome. hardcore weights, back & abs at the gym also.

overall, a decently healthy & productive day.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!


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