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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Oct 30, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast: 500 healthy.

lunch: hot pretzel, tea: 400

snack: dunkin donuts 250 i think

dinner: 450

all in all, fine. on feet most of the day. no other exercise.

calories: 1600 good.

to look at things on a positive note for the past three days, the average is a bit below 2,000 per day. not bad in the least. trying to see things on the positive. and for me, a day of 2,000 or below is well done.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 10/30/2008:
That 1600 looks extra good and with all your activity, the below 2000 looks good, too! I actually think we all know how many calories are okay for us cause most of us know when we go overboard as in it shows in how our clothes do not fit well and certainly shows on the scale...some people can eat more cause they move around more, etc. I'm happy for you, HOP!

grumpy on 10/30/2008:
Its great and 1600 is perfect and some healthy cals in there. good job girl. and i looove my song. can you play it with your horn?

selina on 10/31/2008:
Great job with your eating!!! WTW

I'm voting for change!.... I'm voting for "that one." (like you!)

selina on 10/31/2008:
I meant WTG!

loveray on 10/31/2008:
i really wish we could get together soon to cook and hang out! the pompeian brand of red wine/balsamic has a line of pomagranate vinegar and came out with acai vinegar- its really tasty. http://www.pompeian.com/vinegars_home3.html to make the slaw, i just took pre-made shredded cabbage, tossed in some chopped scallion and made a vinagrette out of that acai vin/honey mustard/salt/pepper and a splenda. its REALLY good, sweet, filling and virtually calorie-less! sometimes i use this as a base for a huge salad and put protein on top: like tuna, cottage cheese or a chopped boca patty. love to you!! xoxo

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Oct 29, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

unfreakinfortunately, i was studying, got hungry/can't go to sleep/need energy...so i ate. not too much more. but i ate more. 2500 calories. not good when i'm already too fat. only can do better...and must do better already!


breakfast: healthy stuff, i tell you:

A nine ounce glass that i bought yesterday and saved for breakfast of a green drink. I have to guess on those calories - 100. Then, oatmeal that i let soak overnight in almond milk and with some added chocolate fiber/protein hemp powder that i finally used up. It's been in my house like a half year. Total breakfast calories: 350 :)

snack: apple?? and tea.100

lunch: not sure. soft pretzel, tea. milk, mustard/ketchup 400

no snack, small binge after work: cereal w. almond milk, dried fruit, big pb sandwich w. a little yogurt, something else that i forget, the good for you salmon and veggie small dish i picked up after class, and a green drink. not great by any means. but glad i didn't keep going. (not much to keep going with!) 1400 cal or something.

2200 for the day.

exercise: short walk - lots of freakin studying to do.

as per grumpy's advice:

feelings throughout day:

i did have moments of not being sure of myself/self doubt after i didn't do as well on one test as i would have liked to. got out of class early - wasn't really hungry but snacked anyway which lead to more snacking, especially after my mom left the house. should have not done snacking or just had one snack and left the house.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

kzirkle on 10/29/2008:
Thanks for the great advice! Hope you have a great day.

grumpy on 10/29/2008:
Hey girl, seems like you have been doing okay. I still think you should get a calendar and mark every day you binged and what happened that day, what you felt and why you think you did it and the same to the days you resisted or the days you didnt feel like it. That should help you see what the pattern is, maybe. I don't know. I missed you guys, I am glad to be back! xoxo

Maria7 on 10/29/2008:
Hope you have a good day, HOP! Your fish and veggies sound real good! Smile!

thinnside40 on 10/29/2008:
2200 is better than 2300...... So on & so forth.....Good Luck in retaining your studying.

kzirkle on 10/29/2008:
Being cognizant of our actions and motives is definitely half the battle. Just knowing that you're binging leads to knowing why you bing which can lead to figuring out how not to bing. You're taking the necessary first step. Kudos to you! And stay strong on your journey :)

loveray on 10/29/2008:
im sorry that this day seems to be not as calm as you had planned- there is always tomorrow! love to you

skinnyjeans on 10/30/2008:
Good idea posting how you are feeling each day. I think you did pretty well yesterday! And don't ya hate how snacking leads to more snacking? I do that, too.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Oct 28, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast 500 pb, white bread, some yogurt, some green drink

lunch 250 smoothie

i almost forgot about the green drink i had before dinner: 120. dinner: 800 eh. tofu, salad, two pcs white bread (will prob buy healthier bread tomorrow), 4 tbsp peanut butter (spoon of a big glob of pb), glass of "honest tea" which has some sugar but only about 35 calories per glass.


no exercise - busy day.

my acne is much improved - virtually gone right now. i have been taking vitamins and drinking green drinks pretty often. but, i also know hormones may have to do with the clearing up and also the appearance again of acne. i think keeping my diet healthir with more veggies and vitamins, also healthy oils (which i do lack) should help me with my skin.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

kzirkle on 10/28/2008:
You know, my skin has been flaring up lately as well. Strange! You feel like you're eating healthier and then your skin goes nutso! Dah well...

WI3 on 10/28/2008:
Congrats on the skin getting better..I know how it feels to have the skin freak out as mine did it (and still does from time to time) since the surgeries. Very frustrating. That green tea is fantastic stuff, I love it!

thinnside40 on 10/28/2008:
Good day looks like.... Have a nice evening!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 27, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

exercise: bike ride.

today was better. not perfect, but better than yesterday.

breakfast: 1/2 cup wheatgrass (yes, very strong...) 2pcs white bread, peanut butter, little yogurt also: 450

no snack.

lunch: somebody's birthday. large slice pizza. but that's it. didn't reach stupidly for another slice! i knew better. moderation today. 1,000

snack: oatmeal w. almond milk and some extra chocolate flavored powdered fiber. 210

dinner: lots of heated up tofu, salad w. lettuce/tomato and vinegar, oregano, piece of white bread (eh, it's a good change of pace...), green drink from yesterday that i saved for today. 500 approx.

total: 2160. argh. not great but what can i do. at least it was all in moderation.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

skinnyjeans on 10/27/2008:
I think you did great today! Not reaching for another pizza slice is HARD!! Good job. :)

thinnside40 on 10/27/2008:
Good Day.... Improvement is something we ALL need to strive for anytime...

selina on 10/28/2008:
I see you did so much better today! Great job, Hop, I know you can!

Maria7 on 10/28/2008:
Hey HOP!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 26, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

to recap, today was not so hot. tomorrow will be MUCH better - i can feel it!

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

selina on 10/27/2008:
yes, tomorrow will be better! I can feel it, too!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 26, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast: 350

snack: 250

more not so healthy snacking: 500 in a grain mix, 550 in a sandwich, 160 yogurt, pretzels 360

total so far: 2170

it's not even lunchtime.

much chocolate. i will have to revise my studying routine. food seems to always interfere. 600

total so far: 2770...dried fruit, potato

3500...3900...4300...4400-4500 is the final tally.

i didn't learn anything new from my binging. i already knew not to go back for more...and to stay busy. neither of which i did.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

MattsGirl16 on 10/26/2008:
Thanks for the nice comment you left on my diary! Have a great weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 25, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

Sunday entry:

breakfast: 2 pcs white toast w. 1/2 small avocado spread on them and two egg whites: 350. very tasty. snack: greek yogurt w. some bran cereal, one banana: 250

lunch: bran cereal, milk 190. tea

snack: GREEN DRINK. 150?

dinner: salad and minestrone or vegetable soup. 300

yoga would be good but i don't know if i'm ready yet. i may attempt a long walk - 5 mi today. later. studying now a bit.


Saturday night:

so i did snack on cookies and cake at grandma's. but the day wasn't a wash, in my mind anyway, because i reverted to healthier low cal eating by evening.

snacks while at grandma's: 1100 calories of sugary, wasted cals. alright tasting, not even that great. it was rainy and we were stuck inside all day. tis ok!

dinner: small portion grilled vegetables w. olive oil and a really good green drink. around 250

snack: bran cereal and greek yogurt 100

total: not so hot: 3350. but, at least tomorrow i shouldn't wake up too bloated as i didn't have so much salt. glad i didn't stop by mcdonald's!


woke up early, had breakfast, watched tv/went online.

will make some flashcards, then the gym. Not into yoga just yet. As I lose a little weight it'll make me want to do yoga again. I'm not in the mood to wear spandex and do difficult stretches just yet.

breakfast: nice, tasty, wholesome: one piece white bread (ran out of wheat) and one piece - the end piece of a whole wheat bread, peanut butter, homemade (mom made this) mixed berry sauce, milk, tea. 650.

snack: a bit much, definitely. 1/2 cup ice cream. peanut butter and mixed berry sauce sandwich on white bread no fiber. 600

snack before finally getting my ass to the gym after taking about 2 weeks off: egg/egg whites: 100


Lunch: dunkin donuts low carb cheese bagel and med. iced coffee about 450.

exercise: gym: pushups, abs, elliptical trainer 50 min. i will begin free weights again this week.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

selina on 10/25/2008:
have a great weekend hop. go for a long walk if you feel tempted to binge... hugs to you.

WI3 on 10/25/2008:
i am already at 795 calories for the day..today was just a 'large breakfast' day for me. I promise you that I will not go over my 1750 calories today..and I will get at least an hour of exercise...dedicating this day to you!

kzirkle on 10/25/2008:
Thanks, hope you have a great weekend! :)

skinnyjeans on 10/25/2008:
Cals lookin' good today! You're doing great. :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 24, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

good, healthy eating - indulged in a healthy way.

around 2050 cal.

breakfast: lots peanut butter, sandwich, milk. 550

snack: apple 100

lunch: 2 egg whites made with butter, some tomato/grilled pepper, toast, tea w. milk and equal. 300

snack: healthy bar, green drink 350

dinner: lean pockets, salad, green drink, large orange. 700

no exercise.

did well in class, well on my tests. so much studying! :)

hopefully will go to NYC sunday. studying now...visiting family tomorrow.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

loveray on 10/24/2008:
this sounds like a great day for you. hope your weekend is fabulous!

selina on 10/24/2008:
good job, HoP - for both school and eating. Have a great day, today!

thinnside40 on 10/25/2008:
Have a super weekend!

trishpiglet3 on 10/25/2008:
Indulging with healthy eating sounds a great idea. Have a great weekend :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Oct 23, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

i ended up having an evening snack...so calories are areond 2100-2200. fine.

breakfast: 2 pcs toast, 2 tbsp peanut butter, glass milk: 520

lunch: soft pretzel w. mustard/ketcup, tea. around 300

snack: taste of a salmon dish at the store (one bite) 25??, soy chips, green juice: 325

dinner: salad w. vinegar, sauteed tofu w. mixed vegetables: around 400...maybe a kombucha, 460.

total: 1710.

exercise: was on feet most of the day and will go for a bike ride now. dinner, then studying. then bed early.

after searching around online, i think my pretzel at lunch may have been more around 350 or so calories, so i made my total for the day 100 cal higher...that's ok.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

WI3 on 10/23/2008:
I hope you enjoy your bike ride and find it refreshing and relaxing!

thinnside40 on 10/23/2008:
Good choice to go to bed early.... Not letting tiredness fool you into thinking "hungry"...... Good Night's Sleep to You!

skinnyjeans on 10/23/2008:
Lookin' good, lookin' good! Good day! :)

Donkey on 10/24/2008:
Donkey was here to say keep up the good work!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Oct 22, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast: 600: bread, lots of pb, banana

snack: apple 60

lunch: soft pretzel dipped in mustard/ketchup, tea w. milk 300

snack: soy chips, green drink (thank god, something with some good nutrients!) 300

dinner: healthy. salad w. vinegar, greens, tomato. FISH w. some interesting salsa and diced mango! so good. and a kombucha. perhaps around 500

total: 1760. fine. my goal right now is to eat within reason.

i did really well on my test bc i studied a LOT! now, i have another test friday...actually two tests friday. it is definitely a lot of studying. i used to procrastinate but now i try to do things a little more timely because i need to do well. it's not really a choice in that. it is hard to get used to studying full time again. haven't done it in four years.

exercise was real light. 1.5 miles. my ankle is really weak and i will be on it all day tomorrow. if i do lose weight, it'll make life much easier!

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

skinnyjeans on 10/22/2008:
Glad you did great on your test! Congrats!!

lafemme_loca on 10/22/2008:
You can chat on my page any day ! :-) The flare up is from fibromyalgia. This is a great site to know what it is: http://www.fibromyalgia-symptoms.org/fibromyalgia_syndrome.html It isn't fun... and I have had it since I was at least 11 or 12 years old. Anyway, I hope you find better shoes that you can work in ! :-)

kzirkle on 10/22/2008:
Change that if to a when missy! :) You're doing so great, there's no doubt you'll lose weight. :) Have a great day.

thinnside40 on 10/22/2008:
Congratulations on the test!..... You WILL do this H_O_P..... Patience and Persistence!

selina on 10/22/2008:
Good job on the test at school! You are a smart young lady!

loveray on 10/23/2008:
looks like you did well on the eating- happy to see some fishies in there. good luck today and hope to chat soon. xoxo

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