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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Mar 05, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast: green protein drink 90

snacks: almonds 360

lunch: greeb beans/almonds olive oil, tons of diet caffeine free coke 220

snack: protein drink 260.

edit: 930...

veggies w. olive oil 300, salad 20, tomatoes 50, tofu 90: 460 :)

total: 1390! great work to me...1550...added something.

no exercise, pushing stretchers/moving patients all day. will study and go to bed early, again!

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

starfish on 03/05/2009:
you are doing great!


selina on 03/06/2009:
you had a great day!


nenak on 03/06/2009:
well done!


loveray on 03/06/2009:
May be a good thing that you all have some distance...I know that can be really hard, but I think it's awesome that you are focusing on your health and wellness right now and nothing else! XOXO- have a great weekend.


CritterMom on 03/06/2009:
You're doing great! Hey, count that "pushing stretchers" as exercise, because it really does count.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Mar 04, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

weight was in fact 137 this afternoon....so...if i can manage to loose around 10 lbs in one month (probably not) i'll be 127....by april 19....i could be around 120. yeah, i know, too high hopes.

breakfast: 90 green drink

snack: 90 green protein drink

lunch: 400 :) salad w. chicken and other good stuff. olives, grilled peppers, etc.

snack: 260...followed by early dinner: protein shake.

dinner: too big, but worth it. leftover shrimp salad 350, peppers 120, 2 servings almonds 360, beans/almonds 160: total: 990

total: 1830...worth it. but i need to watch it.

no exercise. calling it an early/study night.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

iWant2BSkinny on 03/04/2009:
Happy studying!! Good menu!!!


loveray on 03/05/2009:
looks like things are going really well- all of your almonds make me HAVE to have some today. how are things with the boy? i love you very much. xoxo


hollybelle on 03/05/2009:
I was having the "if I do such and such I could lose Xlbs by Xdate" conversation with myself the other day. I decided that time passes whether I do anything right or not so I may as well do the right things for myself and at the end of whatever span of time I'll be able to say - well I did OK instead of - well I'm still in this rut! It's so hard going forward day to day, though....but worth it. Now if I can just work some exercise in....keep at it HOP!! You'll get there.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Mar 03, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

BUSY day in the ER...moving lots of patients on stretchers to take xrays....lots of falls bc of the snow/ice.

breakfast: drink 90

snacks: almonds all morning: 360 :) that's good, actually.

lunch: beans/almonds and diet soda w/out caffiene: 160 great.

large snack: large protein shake: 270 :) great as well.

dinner: very healthy. 400 or so...

dinner: out...will be LIGHT. perhaps salad w. grilled shrimp and broccoli on the side....or something like that. at the diner.

1300...calorie total!!

 

exercise today: NONE. too much during work!

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

iWant2BSkinny on 03/03/2009:
good day!!!!


selina on 03/04/2009:
Great calories and moving around at work! You are doing great!


goofy07 on 03/04/2009:
Keep going slow but sure is the way to go as then it will stay off!! Keep having the good days.


mcwoo40 on 03/04/2009:
Hiya HOP,you seem to be doing well,take care Julie


grumpy on 03/04/2009:
Hey girl, I am trying to get back to commenting more and committing more to this site again. It's a sign that I havent been doing so well and having been here that often. Not a coincidence! Anyway, looks like you're on top of your game today, i love it. xoxo



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Mar 02, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

workingit, i wrote you a short note in the forum section....i'll miss you so much!

yay for a 2 hr school delay. i got some extra ironing on my pants done. haha.

breakfast: egg whites/spinach: 240

early snack: almonds: 180

snack: almonds: 270

lunch: beans/almonds and olive oil...prob a diet soda too: 250

snack/binge/dinner: tofu w. many veggies, olive oil: 400...beans/almonds 160, asparagus 60, nuts 550...oh, forgot the cherry tomatoes..

total: 2150-2200. fine!

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

selina on 03/02/2009:
I see in the news you are getting lots of snow! Enjoy.... your unwrinkled pants and the school delay!...


loveray on 03/02/2009:
i miss you- i am so happy things are seeming to be going well on the low carb adventure! hope you had an awesome weekend- whats up with the boy toy? xoxo


omahagrl on 03/02/2009:
you menus looks healthy. Keep it going!


legcramps on 03/02/2009:
mmm, stir fry. Sounds like it was a good ironing day! Have a great week!


Donkey on 03/02/2009:
Did you get enough snow today? I can't wait for the "warm up" we're supposed to get by the end of the week -- supposively.


iWant2BSkinny on 03/03/2009:
good job, I have one question, how tall are you? because 120 might make you look too skinny, Just wondering. take care!


iWant2BSkinny on 03/03/2009:
Oh okay, that makes sense.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Mar 01, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

doing well. nice breakfast, i highly recommend.

breakfast: egg whites (cup) w. spray oil , and spinach omelette: 220. :) small bit of mustard.

snack/lunch: protein shakes w. much fiber: 270

snack: more shake: 270, beans and almonds 160 (i'm obsessed)

snack: pepper 40

huge dinner: big stirfry, salad, tofu, more beans/almonds 600...and two servings almonds for dessert: 340 more. dinner a bit nutty. haha. a big large.

total: 1900. could have been lower. but all low carb. :)  I'm going to work HARDER. and i figure i'll have shakes on the weekends. like i did today. we'll see...

i know i have lost at least 3-4 pounds. i can feel it. no, i haven't weighed myself. at first i said i would everyday, but i don't really like being obsessed with the scale. 

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

haha_love2laugh on 03/01/2009:
Thanks for the advice, and I was very happy to have your support through this part of my journey, but my diet diaries days are over, i cant take people lecturing me on how young i am and how this is unhealthy, and someone even thought i was pretending to be a thirteen year old girl. its just very hard for me to not listen to what others say, and on here a lot of comments were great (like yours) but the ones that were hurtful ruined my day, sometimes even more than one day, and i cant deal with that.


Beth201P on 03/01/2009:
Thanks for the comment. You look like you are staying on a good eating menu. Keep it up and have a wonderful week.


WI3 on 03/01/2009:
Hey HOP, best of luck to you with everything. My biggest piece of advice...focus on yourself, your health goals, your personal fitness goals. I know it is hard when all your friends are getting hooked up, engaged, married, having children,etc. but I consider you a progressive woman...a woman who is going to be able to take care of herself by herself and who will be able to bring positive changes to many people around her in her lifetime. You are so much more than the smaller picture. And your turn will come. You are an amazing person and have encouraged me many times even when you didn't know it. Take care!


grumpy on 03/01/2009:
Hey girl. im back. ill be catching up little by little, but glad to hear you lost some weight and arent really obsessing about the numbers. love!


thinnside40 on 03/01/2009:
Love You....Keep yer chin up & stay strong... Your going to make it.....{{{Hugs for a lifetime


selina on 03/02/2009:
I love that breakfast - the same one I cooked for my family, except I did it for lunch! I can eat spinach omelet any time of the day! Yumm...



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Feb 28, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

3.5 miles at the park.

i have some plans for today which is a very good thing for me. i have to finish filling out my second and last application which includes writing a short essay. then, i will go to the gym and spend one hour on the elliptical and stretch, do abs, and push ups! :) I'm meeting a friend at 6 for coffee and then a movie.

thank you ALL for the advice you gave concerning the florida guy. it really helps to hear what you all have to say. and i will NEVER be upset by any comment. i listen and think about them all.  it has been a difficult situation and i've put too much time and effort into prolonging something that if he doesn't want more of then i should be contacting him anymore.  if only he would say "i see us as just friends." seems he doesn't know how.

as for the boy, i will once again have to be "over him." he hasn't called me again. and it is safe to assume he's really not interested in more than friendship. so, i'm going to have to let him go. at least until he contacts me. i'm not contacting him anymore. when i want to text him, i'll text one of my girlfriends intead! haha.  it's going to be back to basics. no more florida guy obsession. that is all. and NO phone conversations late at night. i missed a lot of sleep this week and was in a terrible mood all week. i KNOW next week is going to be MUCH better.  it saddens me that i have to let this guy go from my mind. but that is the obvious course of action. he's lost out.  i don't think he'll ever get married. he plays a different sport 5 days out of the week (one day being saturday). so he knows how to fill up his time without having a relationship or anything like that.

doing well this morning. woke up and had a nice, large, satisfying breakfast.

breakfast: 3 egg whites90, turkey 40, spray 50, 2 pcs cheese 220 approx, 2 glasses milk 200.  total: 600. fine. :)

snack/lunch: ...lots of snacking...800 total

total so far: 1400 eew. not great. it's 12:30 in the afternoon....next food will be a protein shake after the gym or park and before going out for coffee/movie.

snack: 2 protein shakes: 180, 270: 450

total so far: 1850..plus drink vitamins/mix 1870.

dunkin donuts before movie: ?? decaf iced coffee:150

total: 2000. not bad. NO MORE DAIRY TILL APRIL 20! I am gonna ROCK this challenge. I am there! only nuts, veggies, and proteins! BRING IT ON!

strange. no real dinner will be had today. going for coffee around 6 and a movie after. today's my last day for dairy. i will miss it! for the month of March i will try to purchase fish more often. and make sure to always have veggies on hand. i can do this. i can make a huge difference of my weight between now and April 19. I know I can do it....I did it this way once before. and went from 115 to 105 in about 40 days. this time my weight is much higher so i know it's possible. :)

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

haha_love2laugh on 02/28/2009:
You know wehat, I'm doing the same thing, excdept not leaving dietdiaries, i'm not weighing myself again until april 18th so then i can see a big number instead of a bunch of little numbers.


haha_love2laugh on 02/28/2009:
YOU WILL BE MISSED!!!!!!!!


nenak on 02/28/2009:
a jacket potato is a fist sized potatoe baked in the oven or in a open fire with the skin left on. after 40 mins you take out the potato and slit it with a knife then add a topping. good luck this month


omahagrl on 02/28/2009:
You can do it!!!! what movie did you see?


thinnside40 on 02/28/2009:
RE: Milk ~ I knew you were giving up the dairy for a bit..I just thought that Maria mis-understood you saying that and thought you were leaving DD til April...... Actually I think more than one person is reading your "dairy" as "diary"....

Have great time watching the movie & having coffee! See ya tomorrow!!!!


haha_love2laugh on 02/28/2009:
haha oh, you said last day of dairy... my bad, bahahah.


belly on 02/28/2009:
I had to re-read it too. Don't think I could give it up, I love my cereal! Good luck tho.


thinnside40 on 02/28/2009:
R~O~C~K......... O~N!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Feb 27, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

it's been a long, extremely agitating week. lots of class and little excitment. along with just a few tests, thankfully. but lots of annoying things in the process. some good things went on but all of the negative things stick out in my mind. i'm VERY annoyed with myself for speaking my mind again to the florida guy. and sometimes i wish i hadn't stayed in touch with him. now i will work on getting him out of my mind. i promise myself i will NOT text him (unless it's to answer a text from him) until April. the end. and NO staying up late bc of him. the end.

tomorrow's my LAST day of dairy until April 19, 2009. I need to do this for myself. A month and 19 days goes fast. i gotta do it.

breakfast milk, omelette w. spinach: 250

snack: almonds 250

lunch: 270 lots of beans/almonds, olive oil, and a coffee.

snack after school: egg whites 200 w.ketchup, beans/almonds 320, salad 50.  total: 570...seaweed. 1420...stir fry w. shrimp 220, turkey 70, tomatoes 70, milk 100...tofu 90

total so far: 1970. will not break 2000 today. VERY bingey.

Progress as of today: -14 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

Maria* on 02/27/2009:
What??? Are you leaving us for a while? You sure will be missed if you are.

Take good care of yourself.


mama_nurse on 02/27/2009:
Happy Friday!!!! Hugs to you and stay strong, remember you deserve the best! ;)


thinnside40 on 02/27/2009:
Don't regret telling him what you felt...Some people never do and always wish they would of when they don't... YOU never know what the outcome, so unless you do it, you may have robbed yourself of something wonderful... NEVER feel embarrased or ashamed for that, unless you make a total jerk of yourself in the process or seem like a STALKER (whoeewhoeeewhoee)....

Have a good night's rest and a great weekend!


thinnside40 on 02/27/2009:
I think your are saying your just giving up dairy til April.... I think I got that right?!?!?!?!?



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Feb 26, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

so this guy: he hasn't had a gf since high school and he's my age, 26.  he's in one state, and i'm miles away in another. we've known each other since college. only hung out a few times though but have kept in touch on and off for 5 years.  lately, we've been staying in touch pretty well. texting a lot. finally spoke to him on the phone two night ago. i've told him in the past how i've felt about him. he never can respond. he literally says NOTHING. not that he thinks of me only of a friend, not that he likes me, not that he hates me! lol. nothing. but, there's one thing i know, it seems he doesn't mind my texts or phone calls. so, i have  no clue what his deal is. at all. it's frustrating but i guess i can just take it as he sees me and enjoys having me as a friend. the problem is i wish there were more. obviously that  is not at all possible since we don't even live in the same state. however, we he comes here, i always hope we could hang out one on one. not with his friends. and if that's not possible, i'm going to have to stop having any feels for him like that...because it means i should move on. i don't know if he wants to hang out one on one. i mentioned it on the phone two nights ago saying when are we hanging out/gonig to the bar. haha. he never really did give a straight answer. not sure what his deal is. at all.

and it's frustrating as anything! this has been going on for months, actually!

today while in the hospital an entire cup of soda fell on my lap. i was wearing WHITE scrubs. so my pants became TRANSPARENT! see through! thank god there was a uniform store right next door!  so another $15 dollars out the door. at least the new scrubs I bought today are bought are nice.  lol

breakfast, later snacks: 300

lunch: around 350 i think.

snack: 300...but then followed directly by early dinner and mini eating attack sorta:

early dinner: tofu, broccoli, olive oil, and a little gazpacho which wasn't good: 325...followed by: salad w. light dressing 50, beans and more means w. almonds: 260, and some PEANUT BUTTER, finishing off the jar 500. haha. total here: 1140. eh, it's over.

total today: 2090. makes me wanna go to the gym. but i'm NOT. will be in bed early, gym tomorrow though. :)

Progress as of today: -14 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

Maria* on 02/26/2009:
I don't understand your question to me...what do you mean????


thinnside40 on 02/26/2009:
I had a "friend" like that years ago... I loved him and put the cards on the table (sounds like biscotti)... Anyway, he reciprocated in an "I love you too, but as a friend"... THEN STOP kissing on me! STOP holding my hand and showing everybody else we are more than friends.... He came to my wedding and gave us $20...Wrote a nice note inside........ He was a good friend!... BUT, my mom walked by him and snidley said "YOU waited TOO long buddy!"... I felt so bad for him... To this day, he is still single & 41 years old.....

Your day looks good BTW..... Night Night!


loveray on 02/27/2009:
well well well. welcome to the life of rachel for the past, oh, 5 years?!?! haha. sounds like you just need to ask for what you want/need or just be honest that you are confused about what this "thing" is- and let him tell you, or not. scary thought, i know, but it could relieve you of possible years (i know, trust me) of believing in a fantasy that you have created in your head. this guy is petrified of something real, of a commitment, and of someone as dazzling as you. see thin's comment again;) that is going to be 4 of my past "relationships"...love you, have a great weekend!! xoxo


selina on 02/27/2009:
It's funny how we all seem to have had a relationship like that... mine was this guy who seemed to be more involved in his studies than in a real relationship with me. It turns out it wasn't only me - he did become a medical doctor but he is also still single... Good luck!


legcramps on 02/27/2009:
I have some advice too ;) being that if you obsess over this guy and things don't turn out the way you had it planned in your mind, you're going to REGRET the time you wasted on him.Maybe not now, and maybe not even in five years from now. But, someday, you might say to yourself "why didn't I just walk away when I had the chance?". If he isn't giving you a stronger committment than what his silence suggests, then I wouldn't waste time chasing after him. And if you can't be friends with this guy without wanting more from him, than distancing yourself might be a better option.

I almost deleted this whole comment, because I hardly ever give my personal opinion, but i'm going to because i'm pretty sure you'll be objective about it ;) and not take it too literally!

Hope you have a great weekend!


starfish on 02/27/2009:
Hey there :-) You have been doing so much better! I know your calorie total for the day is not what you were aiming for, but it looks much better than some of your past totals. And that's what counts, getting better and better :-) :-) :-)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Feb 25, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

breakfast: milk, yogurt (love the dairy that i'm def giving up next month) 200

snack: coffee 40

snack: yogurt 100

lunch: beans w. almonds, coffee 200

snack: large protein shake 260

total so far: 800

dinner: probably egg white omelette/green beans and almonds as a casserole or something...will be good and different!  around 520

total: 1320 happy. although i'm very sad. because i'm obsessing over a guy and it's not healthy.

Progress as of today: -14 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 02/25/2009:
Obsess over the guy, but not food!... hehehehehehehehehehehehe... Have to do something! ;-)


Maria* on 02/25/2009:
1320 sounds like a really good number for today.


Donkey on 02/25/2009:
Do you want to talk about the guy?


loveray on 02/26/2009:
sounds like a great day. who/what is up with this dude? welcome to the world of me for the past 6 years. i find that almost every binge has been directly boy-stress related. ughh. xoxo


hollybelle on 02/26/2009:
I used to obsess over a guy then I married him! Ha!

Good day - keep it up HOP!!


legcramps on 02/26/2009:
boys... ugh... and arrrrgh... and oohhh... and awwwwwe...

anyways, you did a great job yesterday. what's in your protein shake? or did you mention it in a prior entry? i'll have to look backwards.


legcramps on 02/26/2009:
uh, yeah, you mentioned what you put in your shake like three entries ago or something like that. i'm not very observant sometimes. sorry.


mama_nurse on 02/26/2009:
have a good day!!! :)


mama_nurse on 02/26/2009:
have a good day!!! :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Feb 24, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

breakfast/snacks: 170 cellniques

lunch: 300 tofu w. oil and spinach, coffee 330

snack: 300 protein shake w. fiber

dinner: shrimp stir fry and salad...change of plans: eggplant rollettes, salad, and yogurt instead. 500

total: 1270 -1300way to go.

no gym, feeling very under the weather after i got home. it's that time of the month, plus i thought i had some fever/chills. i don't get sick often.  so i don't want to risk getting sicker by exhasting myself further than i am by going to the gym. my goal is to do an hour treadmill tomorrow (but i also have a checkup dermatologist appointment that i must go to at 7pm...) eh. not good timing. i may cancel the dermatologist appt till friday...yeah. and just go to the gym...as i need to study too of course tomorrow. we'll see...

 

 

Progress as of today: -14 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

YepItsMe~ on 02/24/2009:
Dinner sounds yummy! I looked into the Celluniques~whut exactly do they "do" for you? Do they fill you up? Do they give you energy? Suppress your appetite at all? Just curious~

Have a great night!~


loveray on 02/24/2009:
sounds like a great day! xoxo


thinnside40 on 02/24/2009:
I got kick out of your listing today.... 170 cellniques... I know your talking calories..It just caught my funny bone...

Have a good evening... Your day looks good!


starfish on 02/25/2009:
Great calories. I'm sorry you aren't feeling so well.



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