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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Aug 21, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

around 1850 today.

i went on a crappy date. i met him in the city at 10:30pm. basically, the gist of the date, is that he wanted to know if i would sleep with him early on in the relationship. well, i would never. that's me. can't change that so much. so, the date ended pretty soon after. i was home by 1am...left the city at 12. what crap.

i should not have gotten my nails done...that was a waste of money...although they do look good.

what have i learned??? weeknight dates suck. those guys are players. lol, a generalization but it makes sense.

exercise: 2 mi during work and some walking in city...but not much.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

Agent_Guber on 08/21/2008:
sorry about your crappy date :(


selina on 08/22/2008:
Yayy to pretty nails and 2-mile walk! Sorry for the crappy date...


lafemme_loca on 08/22/2008:
So true about the players... *sigh* I am sorry for your date but glad you can enjoy your nails and that you got home early enough to sleep well ;-) Enjoy your day !


anewhb on 08/22/2008:
Some men! They just don't know what they are missing out on by being that way! His loss. Nice nails are their own kind of pleasure. At least you didn't spend a perfectly good weekend evening on the date! Have a good weekend.


grumpy on 08/22/2008:
ew... i wouldnt have a problem sleeping with a guy i liked somewhat 'early' in the relationship if it felt right, but just the fact that's all he wanted to ask, sounds pretty bad. glad you're smart and know how to take care of yourself. that's not the same guy, right? xoxo


WI3 on 08/22/2008:
ACK what a loser that guy was! Yet, somewhere there will be a woman dumb enough to give him what he wants lol. Glad you got out of that date quickly..who wants to waste time with a slime! AND, having your nails done is a bonus!


balloonlady on 08/22/2008:
what has happened to dating! I was talking to my mother in law who has had the good fortune to marry her first love in 1960 and are still very happy.... I informed her men today typically expect something by the 3 or 4 date.. .she was SHOCKED!! It really is a sad standard and I have fallen victim to it as well... Next month Dustin and I will have been married 2 years..... So glad I am not dating.... But the downside... my nails arent done!.... lol...hang in there!


thinnside40 on 08/22/2008:
For crying out loud...Creep!..... I am so proud of you for standing up and saying "no"...Not as easy as it sounds these days, especially when that is the "norm" for most......

Have a good Friday!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Aug 20, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

i'm slowly but surely getting more sleep and feeling better at work :)

less bingey but definitely still hungry in the morning before lunch.

tried the new DD egg white flatbread - it's GREAT! :)

good eating so far. i'll probably aim for around 1750-1800 today. :)

exercise: 2 mi during work. probably will walk later or bike or go to the gym. it'll probably be the gym bc i want to use weights more! :) and abs.

calories: 1850.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

loveray on 08/20/2008:
yea, i usually end up having a snack after that...but its just habit now. i added some soy-pepperoni with that which has a lot of protien actually- so i feel pretty full. the banana and soymilk made me full today too. i am feeling much less hungry than this weekend when i was in binge-mode the whole time! yikes. hope you are well..your day sounds great! xo


thinnside40 on 08/20/2008:
Looks like a great day!..... Do it again tomorrow!


Jen40 on 08/20/2008:
good workout!


selina on 08/21/2008:
Great day, sounds like! Good food and great exercise, congrats! Also, Yayyy! on the getting more sleep and feeling better at work!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Aug 19, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

on a ten point scale, today would be a stress level 6 i guess. not too bad.

calories: too high. VERY hungry, bingey...and everything else. but, in general, i don't think i had too many carbs today.

calories: around 1850.

exercise: 2 mi during work, 2.5 approx. after work.

tired.

i fixed a problem i had with the bank today and that makes me very happy. i also know that my new insurance for the coming school year has begun. all good things.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

WI3 on 08/19/2008:
Yeah, dating can be a nightmare...I sure do understand that one! LOL my entry today was really tongue in cheek because I know he is just going through a thing. It felt good to write about it in a grandiose form..makes me feel better LOL. I'm not really all that upset...just gotta make some adjustments to give the man what he wants. Oh heck, that is obsesive LOL!


loveray on 08/19/2008:
hi HOP! i missed you while i was away. i hope you are able to breathe deeply and find some peace soon. i know how you feel though- this even happened to me while i was in colorado- i almost ate my friends entire house on sunday! i had enough peanut butter to feed an army. xoxox


loveray on 08/19/2008:
yep- the synergy one! i had the trilogy one (ginger, berry and citrus) so yummy...but now my tummy kinda hurts :(


Maria7 on 08/19/2008:
1850 is good. Thanks for the compliment on my new name. I like it better, too. Good on the 2 miles exercise, too! Yayyyyy!!!


grumpy on 08/19/2008:
1850 is not bad. sorry you have been stressed. xo


thinnside40 on 08/19/2008:
God things Good things...Whoohoo!!!!!!!!!


selina on 08/20/2008:
Great walking! I hope your stress level will not go higher than that! Have a great day!


Jen40 on 08/20/2008:
good workout! Hopefully the stress level today will be lower. Have a great day. :O)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Aug 18, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

i do not believe the calorie counts on the new Dunkin Donuts flatbread sandwiches. there's NO WAY that the cheddar turkey bacon flatbread has only 360 calories. sorry. it's HUGE, too.

total calories: 1450 approx. good!

exercise: 1 mi during work instead of 2! :( bike ride. some tennis if my partner....

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 08/18/2008:
I don't think that all the calories counts on different food items are always completely accurate, either. 1450 is fantastic! I'm still Maria. Hope you are doing well.


thinnside40 on 08/18/2008:
I have often wondered about calorie counts....I mean when you really think about it, how IS it all calculated?

Have a good evening!


loveray on 08/18/2008:
missed you!! more on the date soon, ok?


Jen40 on 08/19/2008:
I was wondering that myself, and I agree it seems way off. I'm seeing new commercials for egg white ones and wonder if that's really what it seems. Have a great day! Your calories were great.


WI3 on 08/19/2008:
Ohh another date! How exciting! Play it cool and collected and DON'T call or text him after the date to find out what's up. Let him do all the worrying and chasing. You have yourself to think about! =)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Aug 17, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

evening edit: tomorrow will be better. plus, i have a new date on Friday night. and yes, i'd rather not be dating per se, but rather in a relationship. but i guess i have to do the work first??? i have never went out with this guy before and i hope it works out this time...

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PIGGED out.

pretty good breakfast, 360

snack: fruit: 60

LUNCH: 1/2 bagel with salmon salad spread, microwave pizza, bbq chicken, small salad, cream cheese on rye bread, 2 servings chips, banana, pineapple cottage cheese, lots of raisinettes, four granola bars.

total for today so far: 3350 approx. ouch. perhaps i should stop! stopping.

exercise: short bike ride, yoga, and i will definitely walk but not yet...

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

Agent_Guber on 08/17/2008:
Your lunch sounds SO SO good!!!


thinnside40 on 08/17/2008:
Hard to STOP sometimes...I know.....Get yer exercise!


maria777 on 08/17/2008:
Good on the exercise. I love raisins!


Jen40 on 08/17/2008:
I was just telling Thinnside40 that I can feel I am about to freak out soon and lose my mind, consuming everything I can. I can just tell it's coming if I dont get a grip. Good for you on the exercise, that IS really good.


selina on 08/18/2008:
HI HOP! Your lunch made me really hungry!!!!

YAYYY on the new date! I love it - enjoy! Being in a relashionship is great but dating is wonderful!


selina on 08/18/2008:
Me in the kitchen - I LOVE cooking!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Aug 16, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

sunday AM entry: big filling breakfast. 2 cups fiber one, 2 cups almond milk, plum: around 360 calories.

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sat evening entry:

better eating in the second half the day aka dinner. very healthy although huge portions at a family bbq. many veggies. so, i can realistically say i probably didn't eat over 2200 today. exercise includes minimal weights (but that's a start!), short bike ride, yoga, 20 min elliptical and 1.5 mi walk. interesting mix, huh!? goodnight. better days to come.

going to drive my uncle to the airport in the morning. then YOGA. i'm actually going to go straight there i think from the airport. it'll be perfect timing!

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afternoon entry:

ehhh, i'm writing as i eat a tad too much sugar.

breakfast: cereal/fruit/milk: 210

snack: plum/few cherries: 60

very sugary lunch: bran cereal,2 cups almond milk, 1/4 cup sf jelly, nasty soft tofu, cinnamon, FOUR granola bars boy are they GOOD, 1/2 cup dark chocolate raisinetts: 950 yuckie calories.

total: around 1220 now. and big bbq for dinner tonight. i'll aim for 2200 calories today.

bike to and from yoga and 6 mi walk...considering i had enough sugar to feed a starving country. i may try to just have protein/veggies at dinner bc i do feel bad for my body right now!

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

WI3 on 08/16/2008:
Hope you had a great ending to the day!


thinnside40 on 08/16/2008:
Yes, evening was better than the day beginning.... Good Job!


selina on 08/17/2008:
Busy day! Stay well!


grumpy on 08/17/2008:
that's a lot of working out., i love it!


WI3 on 08/17/2008:
Wow that IS quite the filling breakfast! Good for you! And way to go on dinner last night. Have a wonderful day!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Aug 15, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

before i go to bed i need to write how i had the BEST dinner all year tonight with two of my friends. it was a bit pricey but all worthwhile. there was even a belly dancer!! haha!

i may have definitely gone above calories. i'm putting down 2500 for today.

exercise: 2 mi during day and some bowling at night. all in good company.

goodnight.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

selina on 08/16/2008:
HOP, I'm so glad you had a wonderful time with your friends. Good company, good food, good entertainment, what else can we wish for??? Have a wonderful weekend!


WI3 on 08/16/2008:
WOOO HOOO on having a great night! YAY!


Agent_Guber on 08/16/2008:
I want that dinner!! lol It sounds like you had SO MUCH FUN!!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Aug 14, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

good day today although less exercise.

exercise: 2 mi during work. then it poured and dinner ended up being later than expected with my uncle. i will not even go into how my MOTHER is to blame for the late dinner that was intentionally planned between my uncle and myself. somehow she got into the mix...and i will say no more. please don't even comment about this, but it felt good to write it down!

calories before dinner: 1150 :)

calories including dinner: not more than 2,000!! :) good. healthy.

had another seaweed salad and then chicken with mixed vegetables (a lot!!!) and a little soup. i have enough food for lunch tomorrow which is great!

other than that, bad rain storms again. terrible driving conditions but everyone is home and safe.

goodnight all...and thanks for your cool comments on yesterday's entry!

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

maria777 on 08/14/2008:
Glad you DID get to have dinner with your uncle...As for rain, we got a LOT of rain yesterday...thank the Lord, we really needed it. REAL GOOD on the 2 mi walk! Yayyyy!!!!


Beth201P on 08/14/2008:
I am so glad everyone made it home safely. Those storms can get really bad. Have a great Friday.


selina on 08/15/2008:
Hi HOP! I do agree that we love the same type of foods! That seaweed salad must have been wonderful! I was rained on during my walk yesterday evening.... Iguess it's been raining everywhere...


Jen40 on 08/15/2008:
Will the rain ever stop???! Ugh, we've had so much of it things are starting to mildew on my patio, and that includes the plants!


bankingplanes on 08/15/2008:
2 mile walk sounds pretty good to me! As for rain, my part of the country hasn't been seeing too much of it, we could use some. Send it our way please!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Aug 13, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

eating today was pretty good.

breakfast: cereal and fruit

snack: large organic protein bar

snack: coffee

lunch: salad, finally :) with grilled chicken and tons of salsa

snack: atkins tasty protein bar

snack: pink lemonade fiber drink

DINNER: out to eat with my uncle. AWESOME food. I orderred Hijaki or something...it's a lightly cooked seaweed with sesame seeds. then, i got a regular seaweed salad...and then a seared tuna salad with some kind of chopped salmon salad in the middle. awesome! lots of food, but pretty healthy and tasty. iced coffee as we walked home. there and back was around 4 miles :)

exercise: around 5 mi

total calories: not more than 2,000 :)

tomorrow i'm going out to eat AGAIN. looking foward to it bc i have control over where we go and what i order ;)

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

grumpy on 08/13/2008:
good for you, seems like another good day. yea, i am pretty in control now, but i think some days i have been eating too little. today for example, thats all i had, 980 calories. I know i cant do that too many days in a roll, i am keeping at 1200 most times, but i am afraid that my body will get used to it and then i wont be able to lose weight at this calorie range anymore... Hmmm.. well, i haven't been exercising much, thats why i lowered the calories, i can have up to 1500 if I am...


sweetpea1977 on 08/13/2008:
Wow, thats a great menu. Your dinner sounds wonderful and very healthy!


selina on 08/14/2008:
Hi HOP! Great walking and calories! and I love that dinner - Japanese is my favorite kind of food, along with middle eastern food.... I love hijiki(BTW) with sesame seeds! Once I saw some local people harvesting hijiki along the seashore when I was vacationing south of Tokyo. They are orange/olive greenish when they are fresh, it's weird they turn black when they are dried...


Jen40 on 08/14/2008:
What a great day! :O) Great entry.


hollybelle on 08/14/2008:
Hi - catching up with you - finally! I had to laugh at the too much sex talk story! Good for you - and it's not just me - sometimes I think the whole wold is sex-crazed or something. People can be just stupid about these things. Looks like you are doing pretty well - tell me, again, what program you are getting in - is it the radiology thing? I wish my daughter would be interested in health care of some type for college - so many jobs - anywhere in the country you would want....very promising future and flexibility......God bless. Holly


omahagrl on 08/14/2008:
Great menu and exercise!


thinnside40 on 08/14/2008:
RE: Fake Pecans ~ O.K. I can't remember what they are called, but I got them at the health food store the other day.... I have seen them used on top of salads, like croutons and thought they were just part of some salad topping mix....These said "pecan substitute" and the bulk barrel...When hubby saw them he said "hey those ore those good tasting things they put on salad sometimes"..... I have looked online for them, but can't find them yet.... Next time I go get some honey, I will check the name...They are good!


WI3 on 08/14/2008:
So happy to see that you got your seaweed back! I know how you like that stuff! YAY!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Aug 12, 2008
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Weight: 122.5

eating was so-so.not bad not great but satisfactory enough to call it a good day.

calories: around 1970.

i walked 2mi throughout work and now I'm going out for a walk this evening. how could i not?

tomorrow i'm taking a 1/2 day so i can do errands that MUST be done before i enter my program. That includes handing in my health forms, registering for a hospital badge, parking permit, buying the uniform (just shirts), asking about what types of white pants are acceptable (we only wear white pants for 2 years straight and the pants cannot be scrubs!!!), and i think that's it! I must dress nice because I'll be seeing all the program administrators tommorow.

I hope everything goes smoothly so that I can breath easy and go back to work without worries in the afternoon! Things actually didn't go smoothly Monday when I meant to take the whole day off to do these things. They wouldn't accept the tuberculosis test i had done last september which was frustrating bc the form specifically said "done in the last 12 months." I don't know about them, but the last 12 months definitely includes September. I was very upset and decided to go back to work and not take the day because all the other errands that needed to be done were only allowed to be done if my health forms were handed in properly! I was very angry to say the least!

but, today is a new day and was a good day. now, out for a walk so i can come back, read, comment on your entries, and get to bed EARLY!

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

grumpy on 08/12/2008:
Hey girl, glad to see things going your way. That sucks about the test, so annoying, but tomorrow you'll solve it all. good luck!


grumpy on 08/12/2008:
hehe, actually i think i started getting better at my eating when i saw my cholesterol was high, started taking my meridia again and also after that DUI nightmare was over. whew!


WI3 on 08/13/2008:
Good luck with everything!



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