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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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Oct 21, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

had some chocolate later on...3000cal...pretty much the whole box chocolates. 3500.

feet are killing bc i weigh too much!!! working on it!

breakfast: cup raisin bran, milk, whole banana, peanuts: 500

lunch: soy crisps, apple, tea. 300

snack: green drink, soy crisps: 300

dinner: apple, lots of multigrain mix, yogurt, cake, peanut butter 1450.

2600. haha not good, no.

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

WI3 on 10/21/2008:
I know exactly what you mean about the feet hurting! I am so looking forward to getting rid of this extra weight!

Maria7 on 10/21/2008:
Hey, HOP!

thinnside40 on 10/21/2008:
Life is like a box of c h o c o l a t e s or so Forest Gump said it is.... some good and some bad... Just like all of our days are some good and some bad......

More better days are wished for you!

skinnyjeans on 10/22/2008:
Hope your feet are feeling better now! We are here for support! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 20, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

hanging on by a string right now...trying not to binge.

breakfast: 2.5 tbsp pb on english muffin, banana, milk: 550

lunch: full wrap w. turkey and some oily butternut squash soup: 600?? sucking candy small piece.

simply exhausted today.

snack after work: high in carbs? not sure, probably. piece of thick bread w. a banana and green drink: around 300.

so far 1450.

dinner: seaweed salad from restaurant w. my added tofu, lots of fruit, kombucha. around 600 or so

total: 2050. ok what can i do? it's over. not very bad.

exercise: 3 mi. ankle hurts bc i'm too heavy.

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

skinnyjeans on 10/20/2008:
Your diet today sounds great...healthy and good on calorie count. Stay focused! :)

Maria7 on 10/20/2008:
2050 is not bad. I've been overeating, too.

WI3 on 10/20/2008:
Hey HOP! I was catching up on your entries and I have to say this...I am very proud of you for naming your binge eating as an eating disorder. Perhaps you've done that before, and I didn't see it..but I don't think you did since I've been reading about ya? Anyway, I think that was a huge step and you should be very proud of yourself...I sure am. Hang in there!

selina on 10/21/2008:
Hi HoP! Hang in there, I know you can do it. Stay focused!

Jen40 on 10/21/2008:
Thinking of you Hop!!! I know you can do it.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 19, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

so i did screw up, yet again. never have i been so unsuccesful. last time i acted like this was freshman/sophmore year of college. but, i do know what i have to do. NEVER go back for more after i eat. simply give myself a certain amount of food and STOP after. do NOT go back for more. If i can do this, i can lose the weight. They say that you should not try to lose weight and battle an eating disorder at the same time. i don't know about that. however, I will work on portions more...but mainly NOT going back for more when i am done with the first portion. that's the goal for the week and weeks to come. it's all i can do and it should work. otherwise i'm hopeless.


possible plan on meals:

3400 today. whoa. not so good. went back for more, should have been more logical, knowing that when i reach for more (after i have finished a meal) i binge.

breakfast: bran, milk, 3 whole fresh figs (parents went to some event last night and brought home lots of figs! haha). 290.

snack: SMOOTHIE. big one with choc. flavor, lots of fiber, almond milk, banana. 230

lunch: english muffin, 2 egg omelete w. whole tomato?...maybe kombucha 410

binge right after lunch: pizza, ice cream w. toppings, cake: 1350....pb and dried fruit 550 more

2280...2830...oops....pretzels, bread: 3050..other stuff: 3400.

snack: LARGE green drink w. greens, ginger, carrot. 140??

it is HARD to not reach for more food once i'm done. wow. difficult to get back into the grind!

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

loveray on 10/19/2008:
menu sounds fabulous!! do you make those chocolate smoothies at home? if so, what do you use as the base? sounds like the starbux viviano-mmm. i LOVE figs. how are things with your family/parents? sounds like things may have calmed a bit. xoxo

loveray on 10/19/2008:
SOOO glad to hear it! yea, emergen-C isnt my favorite, but my yoga master wants us to be drinking it when doing intense days of practice. plus, i think i am getting sick and i had a massage yesterday AM-trying to help out a bit. the smoothie sounds awesome: next time i am in NY, we are SO going to that place. :)

loveray on 10/19/2008:
ok, now i am really laughing: i just bought 2 HUGE frozen bags of cranberries at whole foods yesterday and was hoping to find a good recipe. they are SOO good for you, but wasnt sure what to do with them!! ;)

Donkey on 10/19/2008:

(yes, I am yelling at you.)

thinnside40 on 10/19/2008:
Well, you AREN'T hopeless, so wake up in the morning and tell yourself that you ARE going to stick to what you have promised yourself..... This IS for YOU and nobody else....

Positive thoughts are sent yer way my friend!

selina on 10/20/2008:
Hey HoP, you can do this and it's not hopeless. Hang in there!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 18, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

feeling good today. started out well and had a healthy snack. I have learned NEVER to go back for more (except for a light drink of kombucha, tea, coffee, etc) after a meal. This as helped me not to binge in the past few days.

breakfast: bran, craisins, milk: around 250

snack: peanuts, apple: 230

lunch: dunkin donuts around 400. huge coolatta w. skim milk

snack: not so great at all. at grandma's house...4 medium sized cookies and a large banana. 550

snack again: grandma: little less than a cup of raisin bran. 150

dinner: mix of stuff. 400...but then had another english muffin w. peanut butter. not really necessary. but then i stopped, which is great. total 680 for dinner.

total: a little high, but not the end of the world. 2280. :) I didn't blow it! :)

exercise: 40 minute bike ride and a short walk. :) fine!

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

loveray on 10/18/2008:
it was my own concoction...i really was craving steamed broccoli when i got back from yoga last night...a good thing, i suppose!!

loveray on 10/18/2008:
not going back is always the trick for me!! good for you for setting your limits. xoxo

yaz on 10/18/2008:
glad you're feeling good! snacking is key to not over doing it - so I've learned!

Maria7 on 10/18/2008:
Looks like you did pretty good! Glad you had a good day!

selina on 10/19/2008:
Hi HoP! I have to learn from you how to NOT GO BACK for more. It has not been very good for me in the last few days - I've been "blowing it" big time and I feel bad....

Keep the good habits going strong, my friend, and have a great sunday!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 17, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

another good day, although my stomach was hurting throughout the day because it was still bloated and full. but it's much better.

cereal, milk, craisins: 250

snack: apple 80

lunch: smoothie 200??? I hope that the no sugar added splenda juice has VERY LITTLE calories. there's no nutrition info...i may contact that company.

snack: green drink! :) 250?

dinner: bran english muffin, yogurt/tomato sauce, egg. salad/greens. dessert: kombucha. 450-500.

total calories approx. 1280

walk: 3 mi. ankle hurt a bit after. losing weight will prevent this from happening.

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

MattsGirl16 on 10/17/2008:
I am glad you had a good day! Have a good weekend too!

thinnside40 on 10/17/2008:
Are you talking about like a juice mix or bottled juice?... Usually no to very few calories if it is flavored water & no %age of REAL JUICE....

Congrats on another good day..... 3 mile walk...Whoohoo!

loveray on 10/17/2008:
great days for you!! kombucha was on sale at whole foods today and i thought of you. hope you are well and happy weekend!! xoxo

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Oct 16, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

better day today...but real bloated and scared because of the feeling i was having in my stomach. it's better now.

breakfast: will have to guess on calories. leftover cereals with milk. 350

lunch: big smoothie 200

snack: fresh juice from green vegetables, beets, carrot, and ginger. not sure. about 2.5 cups. maybe 250?

dinner: one whole grain english muffin, peanut butter, greek yogurt, cinnamon. 400

total: 1200 on the dot (approximately!) haha.

the best part of today was my bike ride. it felt so great.

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

skinnyjeans on 10/16/2008:
Yum...that juice sounds yummy! And good job with the 1200 cals exactly. I had 1210 today. :) Glad you enjoyed your bike ride, too.

selina on 10/17/2008:
Hi HoP! I'm sorry you were feeling bad... I'm glad you had a better day today. Enjoy the bike rides, I'm happy you were able to include one today. Have a good day, HoP, you deserve it!

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