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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jun 27, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 125.4

Saturday entry: woke up a little swolen all over because i had a lot of sodium for dinner!

Breakfast: cup blueberries, cereal, milk: 260.

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Friday entry:

avg calories for the past 6 days are high - 2535. It's going to take around 3 more days of high intensity exercise and low calories to bring the average down. so by eating how i did today, it's just going to take longer. for some reason i don't care at this particular moment. although i'm sure it'll matter to me at some point tomorrow!

binged at dinner resulting in a pb and j sandwich and 6 big granola bars after a big dinner. i'm not concerned. total calories for today are: 2590. a bit high on sugar and carbs and calories. what to do? eat well tomorrow. i can do that.

once again, i'm not very concerned with today. i enjoyed what i ate. and i did exercise.

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so far so good...looking foward to more good, especially this weekend.

breakfast: cereal, milk, fruit: 220 :)

lunch: cereal, milk, fruit :)..haha, and yogurts...380

snack: special K meal bar (good protein and fiber!) 180

total so far: 780...and then special k protein powder in my water 30 total 810

dinner: going to be a south beach pizza with a lot of alfalfa sprouts with dressing and cherry tomatoes before they go bad

I took a wonderful 5 mi walk at the park and I am glad I continued and didn't call it quits before reaching 5 mi. It's only 4:20pm because I got out of school around 11:30.

Today was my last day of work! I start my new job on Monday. I'll actually have a commute rather than now when I walk to work and it takes 5 minutes. I'll have less "free" time but all time out of work will be "free." There will be NO planning or even thinking about work for my job that starts Monday.

This new job is only for two months, till I go back to school. My goal is fitness and really not too much else. I also want to read most nights whether it be the newspaper or books or even get a step ahead on all my books for the Radiography program I'm enterring. I am excited for these two months to really get on my feet and get prepared for September.

I didn't cry or anything on this last day of work. At first I thought i was going to get really upset, but then I didn't. This change of careers is obviously for the best and i feel really good right now.

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 10.4 lbs to go!

wi3 on 06/27/2008:
Sometimes the same breakfast and lunch is a good thing! Have a great day, HOP!


crategrl on 06/27/2008:
Woo Hoo on meeting your goals this week!! Have a wonderful and healthy weekend!


hollybelle on 06/27/2008:
You are just on a great good streak - go, go, go! YAY!


thinnsidenotout on 06/27/2008:
Have a wonderful Day!


maria777 on 06/27/2008:
Menu is looking REAL GOOD!!! Big smile to you!


selina on 06/27/2008:
You are so cute... eating breakfast food for lunch! That's allright. It does taste good and it's good for you, so it doesn't matter! I'm so glad you are taking this career change thing so well, I'm really excited for you! You sound so grown-up and sure of yourself, it makes me happy. Looking forward to new entries like this one: so positive and uplifting. I'm not saying your entries are usually not positive. It's just that this one is special. I'm really cheering for you!


selina on 06/27/2008:
Hey, thanks for looking up the salad calories. I would continue eating my piles of salad anyway, but it's good to know that they are so low in calories! I'm sure that I eat as much salad as you do - every time i go to the store i buy a couple or three heads of lettuce and I'm the only one who eats the salad in this house..... I like the red leaves and romaine a lot!


maria777 on 06/27/2008:
Check out my entry...cake..ice cream...I surely gave in today, too!


Maura_girl on 06/27/2008:
Great job on the walking!! Don't be too hard on yourself for over eating. Im sure its the stress and anxiety or excitement of ending one career and starting another one. Thats a lot to handle in just a couple of weeks. It happens, you'll be back on track before you know it. Good luck on Monday and have a fun filled weekend!!!


thinnsidenotout on 06/27/2008:
I can think of much worse thing to binge on than granola bars & pbj...Pizza sounded a bit better today, than yesterday, but decided it would be a waste of gas to go get it..That was the ONLY thing keeping me from eating pizza today.


maria777 on 06/27/2008:
I think my calories were higher than yours today....so you are not alone.


rlovell on 06/28/2008:
congrats on the new job, HOP! i hope that things are well with you. thank you for your thoughts on my binge...you seem to have yours under control. just remember to eat some protein, eat veggies and drink water (all of the last things i ever want to do when i binge)...and you are right about my food groups. sometimes i think i am not eating enough good fats or carbs. i may need to work that whole grain cereal back into my routine. xoxo


maria777 on 06/28/2008:
Can we say bloated? Look at my yesterday's entry of how many calories I had which also included a LOT of sodium!!!


thinnsidenotout on 06/28/2008:
Oh goodness.....that is NO fun! Get plenty water to fluch your system and careful today....


Beth201P on 06/28/2008:
Drink that water today for sure. Enjoy your weekend. ((Hugs))


Jen40 on 06/28/2008:
Oh I get sodium bloat too. :O( Yuck. Have a great weekend!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jun 26, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 125.4

evening edit: dinner: HUGE salad (the size bag that has eight servings!!!!) with dressing and a microwavable amy's meal. oh, and a yogurt. gotta get that dairy in! just kidding, i know i eat way too much!

all for 530 calories!

total calories: 1380. yes. i'm on the ball.

exercise was iffy. i was tired out. i still did 3 miles back in my slow pace. i'm not upset though.

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breakfast: cereal,fruit,milk: 230 :)

snack: NONE - not enough water either but that's ok i'll make up later.

lunch: LARGE iced coffee, large apple: 200. went out to lunch with another coworker today who i usually go for coffee with when we have the time!

snack: ceral, milk, 3 small plums: 260 at most.

i must have something satisfying later - probably a south beach pizza with tons of veggies. the south beach brand is high in salt (bad) but does have tons of fiber.

2nd snack: 3 more plums...90 and a yogurt 70

total: 850

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 10.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 06/26/2008:
Hey, you sound like you're in high spirits - keep it up!! I'm glad you're having such great days! LOVE the iced coffee, especially on warm days. I've been drinking iced capps a LOT lately because it's been so warm out, and I need to cut that out but they are SO good! Maybe i'll try an iced coffee instead of the cappaccino. Have an awesome day!


WI3 on 06/26/2008:
I am almost to the point where I am ready to check out the yoga again. I think it would be a great indoor activity especially on a rainy day. Have a good one!


thinnsidenotout on 06/26/2008:
Sounds good so far...Keep it up!


selina on 06/26/2008:
Ok, now, don't skip those snacks. they are important to keep you tied up until the next meal and you won't feel ravenous and won't therefore binge. Have a good day!


maria777 on 06/26/2008:
Looks like you have got a GOOD PLAN!!! YAYYYY! You are on track good now!


thinnsidenotout on 06/26/2008:
I wanna pizza!!!!!..... Have been thinking about getting a PaPa Murphy's Thin DeLight for supper..Out of energy to fix anything before Ben's ballgame, but may change my mind too... Just undecided.....

I'll check in on ya tomorrow : o )


thinnsidenotout on 06/26/2008:
Well, didn't get the pizza....Going to go fix something quick & easy..... PaPa Murphy's is a Take-n-Bake Pizza Chain... Don't know if you have one in yer neck of the woods or not...I LOVE the Chicken Garlic Club on a DeLight Crust (super thin). As for calories, probably not much less, but like to think it might help.....


selina on 06/27/2008:
Hi HOP! I'm like you, I love salads! I can eat a 8 serving package on my own, as well. Salad is good for you. Can you do me a favor? Can you somehow find out how many calories there are in one 8-serving bag of salad? The reason I ask is that someone told me the other day that you can put on weight if you eat too much salad - considering that that's what cows do. Of course, I was indignant, but that made me wonder if there was some truth to that....



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 25, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 125.4

although i haven't updated my weight, it is still high because of three days of unrestrained eating :) haha, it's around 128. i'm not worried and soon it will go down a bit.

late edit: From about noon till 9pm today I had an EXPLOSIVE amount of energy. It is because it is hard for me to believe that music/education will NOT be a major part of my life anymore after Friday and that the end is near. This is a major change for me and it is surreal. but it is a great change, i'm exicted, just hard to believe it's happening.

snack before my 6 mi walk (how else could i get rid of some of my insane energy today!? the walk was actually a piece of cake!) regular small granola bar 100 cal.

dinner: what I wanted with a salad and fruit. that amy's pizza with no sauce ROCKED. you should try it. microwavable amy's pizza the one without sauce. calories 550 total.

total calories: 1310 calories. not bad my friends!

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of interest is that I've been trying to stay more organized and keep my room neater than usual. it feels good to come home and leave things very neat. I am not a messy person, but being even cleaner than normal is making a positive difference.

I'm having a really good day. It was a 1/2 day at school and a coworker and I had a wonderful chat and enjoyed ourselves for lunch. We are really similiar, despite being around THIRTY years different in age :) We have similiar values and views and it was fun to talk to her as we never have free time at the same time during the work week other than days like today! :) yay!

breakfast: cereal, fruit, milk: 260

snack: none! Kept very busy and had breakfast as late as possible so I lasted pretty much till lunch.

lunch: LARGE iced coffee, apple: 170 at most.

snack: cereal/fruit/milk 230 :)

total so far: 660. wow low! I know EXACLTY what I want for dinner. An Amy's microwave pizza, the one with no sauce. and some TASTY veggies too. I'm willing to drive multiple places till i find it. life is good right now.

I may have less than 1200 calories today. Every once in a while it's not a big deal as long as it doesn't become habit, which it won't!

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 10.4 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 06/25/2008:
YAY!!!!!!.... Happy for you in that you had a wonderful chat & eating was healthy...

Good Evening!


thinnsidenotout on 06/25/2008:
Ha Ha!.....RE: Trading the scale to agree with me..I think that that little bear was saying that she was on the scale that she had traded for (a new one). FINALLY she had a scale that agreed with her... The scales (same ones as day 1) & I ARE in agreeance that I should give the poor thing a break and weigh less each week. So it doesn't have to work so hard to get to the higher numbers...I had '205' in my head the last couple days...That I should be @ it this morning and I was.... I shall see the <200 real soon..I can just feel it...


uncgrad2001 on 06/25/2008:
Actually, the chinese food kicked my butt!!! My body does not want that in my system ever again! I'm gonna have to make a better choice next time.

And I love eggs!!! I would eat them for lunch too. But in the morning, I eat it like a sandwich. I'm not a big bread person, but when I eat it like that it keeps me fuller longer. I eat breakfast around 5:45-6am, and I eat my first snack around 10:30. It works for me...hence why I'm scared to try anything else!!


rlovell on 06/25/2008:
sugar free jell-o...love it! hope you are well. glad to see you are back on track and know your stomach is feeling much better about that! xoxo


maria777 on 06/25/2008:
Glad you are having a good day! Menu looks real good! Yayyyy!!!


Jen40 on 06/25/2008:
I like microwave pizza. Unfortunately, I love ALL pizza!!! Lol Enjoy yours.


sweetpea1977 on 06/25/2008:
I can kinda relate to your feelings to your career change. I spent seven years in my career before I decided to quit. Before I left, it didnt seem real. As the day got closer, I started to panic. I wondered if I was making the right choice, but at the same time I was excited for what the future had in store for me.

Well, I am happy to say that I am so much happier now than I ever was at that job! I think you will do just fine!

Anyway, good job on the food choices! I hope you found your pizza. She makes pretty good food and is worth the extra gas money! :o)


mmuraro on 06/25/2008:
great job sounds like a good day in HOP's land. xoxo


mmuraro on 06/26/2008:
I am glad you had a good day, but I am exactly like you and need to work on that too. I am very ups and downs. I was like that throughout the diet, if you remember and now seems like i am being like that towards J. He has no idea, but sometimes i feel i am the queen of the castle, 'the perfect woman" as he said about me last night , and he thinks i am pretty much always like this, but sometimes i don't see a happy ending to this (just like i didnt see it for the diet at times) and will be down and cry and have arguments with my friends about how awful me and my life are... i really need to balance this! xo


selina on 06/26/2008:
Great entry HOP! I'm so happy that we are both(and many others in DD) going back to the swing of things, diet wise.... changes in life/career are good for you: it keeps you fresh and energized, always on the lookout. If you can afford it, just keep looking for your passion. Once you find it, you'll know, i can say for sure! In my case, i found the arts only at 40, after going through translation/interpretation, international economics and a lot of anguish in between. As I said, when you find your passion in life, you'll know it!


selina on 06/26/2008:
Personal chef!! HAHA! Unfortunetely, I can't take the credit for the dinner last night - i love eating out because you can try so many different things and loving it. Last night's case was grilled fennel...


maria777 on 06/26/2008:
Good on the calories! Glad you are back on track! Have a wonderful day, Horn of Plenty!!! Big smile to you!


thinnsidenotout on 06/26/2008:
TADA ~ 6 miles....Felt good I bet..... Congratulations on heading into a new chapter of your life....



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 24, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 125.4

plan for Wednesday: It is a half day for the kids, but not teachers. That means a trip to Dunkin Donuts might be in order. I will make sure to bring yogurt/fruit to work because we'll probably end up going to dunkin donuts and i'd rather not live off of just hot/cold coffee for lunch and that's it! that wouldn't hold me over and i'd be antsy to get out of work. I had such a great time walking this afternoon and I also called some people to catch up on how they're doing during my walk. I am once again at ease and rather sorry that I ever let any stress get to me these past three days. glad that's done!

dinner: ohhh! it feels good, I'm back on track :) chicken breast, salad, very light dressing: 250 at most.

total for today: 1420 yes!

exercise: 1/2 hour walk in AM, and either 4.5 or 5.5 miles in pm - i'm not sure because i didn't keep track very well! Total miles for the day at least 6 :)

Upon thinking about my binge behavior, I looked back and I see the last time I binged before this past Saturday (the start of my binge behavior this time around) was June 7. June 7 was 17 days ago, or almost 3 weeks. I will work on committment on my part!

Woke up TWO hours early!

Breakfast: 3 small plums and then was tempted for something else - two whole wheat bread slices, 2 tablespoons pb, one tb jelly, glass of milk. total: 530

snack: yogurt 70

snack: yogurt 80

lunch: yogurts 230..and big strawerry...250

snack: salad with teryaki tuna: 240 It felt so good to get protein that wasn't dairy and veggies in.

total so far: 1170. I feel good!

dinner: ohhh! it feels good, I'm back on track :)

chicken breast, salad, very light dressing: 250 at most.

total for today: 1420 yes! exercise plans: 5 mile walk later

(monday did not exercise, sunday only light exercise) I need to get back on track sooner rather than later.

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 10.4 lbs to go!

selina on 06/24/2008:
good plan, HOP. We can do it! Tomorrow I want to post something good and I want to read something similar from you. Have a good day!


thinnsidenotout on 06/24/2008:
Best of luck to you today!


crategrl on 06/24/2008:
Your breakfast and menu looks yummy and healthy! More days like this and you will meet your goals. YOU CAN DO IT!


maria777 on 06/24/2008:
Recognizing that you need to get back on track is the FIRST STEP...sometimes we have to take BABY STEPS!!! (Remember the movie w Bob Murray???)


thinnsidenotout on 06/24/2008:
Funny!...You imagined me to be "dirty"... You pill!...Or are you saying a "dirty" colored blonde shade of hair?......I know what you meant..Now get those preconceived visions out of yer head... I actually was o.k. to post those pictures finally.. I can see changes, just wish it was more..Someday!

Have a good evening!


maria777 on 06/24/2008:
The name of the movie is 'What About Bob?' I think...it is real, real funny!!! Bob Murray and Richard Dreffuss (sp?) star in it.


Beth201P on 06/24/2008:
Have a wonderful evening. You can do it.


Maura_girl on 06/24/2008:
Glad to hear you are back on track!! Keep up the good work, you can do it!!!!


balloonlady on 06/24/2008:
sounds like a fun day... I finally made it back to the gym..


selina on 06/24/2008:
I'm so glad we are back on track. It's hard to get back, but look at the rewards! Good walking and great menu!


Jen40 on 06/25/2008:
Sounds like you're doing great!!!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 23, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 125.4

evening edit: messed up: salad, another pepper 70, TWO microwavable pizzas 880, 5 milanos 325, 3 granola bars 420, lg bowl of sugary cereals and milk 550

day's total: about 3400. oops.

i cannot stay on this path. not after all the work i've put in. i vow to treat my body better tomorrow.

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Afternoon entry:

Breakfast strawberries/blueberries, cereal, milk 250

snack - plain yogurt 80

lunch: lg apple, 2 yogurts: 280

large snack: 3 small plums, 2 cups fiber one, 2 cups light milk 390

total so far: 1,000 I always have a hard time getting back on track the day after a binge because my body just wants more and more sugar. I figure i'm doing pretty well.

snack: 2 yellow peppers: 80

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 10.4 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 06/23/2008:
You are too funny...I was blonde once.. I had belached my hair to almost platinum when I was 16.... But, all ya got here is a country bumpkin with a few blonde highlights and most difinitely not a tanner.. I burn and peel... Have tanned a bit with walking, but mostly the Indian blood (have a little) in me makes me have a red face/neck all the time. Cover-Up usually makes me look ghostly..... Best be natural than ghostly!

Thanks for the compliments..That is why I always hate photos, cause I don't put them out there to "phish" for comments. People have been after me for a while and I figured might as well get it over with...


rlovell on 06/23/2008:
i ALWAYS feel that way the day after a binge. i usually wake up and NEED sugar. very weird. just eat a lot of protein if you can and veggies. im sorry i know how that feels. xoxo


maria777 on 06/23/2008:
It's not easy to get back on track but you have done it! YAYYYY!!! You are ON YOUR WAY!!!


jmarie60 on 06/23/2008:
It's so hard to get back on track. You are doing great! It feels like we have to keep up with our sugar intake, but don't let it get the best of you!


maria777 on 06/23/2008:
Hang in there...your calories are 'lookin good' today!


Jen40 on 06/23/2008:
Hooray for getting back on track!!! (Shhh...I messed up too)


mmuraro on 06/23/2008:
yes, tomorrow is a new day. why the anxiety to meet a friend you hadn't seen? we need to talk about this! thanks for your comment, girl! i actually do think things with J can work. And I am crazy about him and want to give this a try, I will try and be patient as long as I can. As for the other guy, I think I may go out with him, he's a really nice guy and I can just go, have fun and that will be it. I can make him think I don't kiss on the 1st date, or the 2nd or the 3rd. When he is strating to think I am a weirdo, I will figure out what to do. hahaha. Xoxo


thinnsidenotout on 06/23/2008:
K...you've done it!.... I DO NOT want to see the same tomorrow, cause that would mean that we are back to where we were a few weeks back of trying to tell you that tomorrow is another day.....and that being after many consecutive days of your binging.... I won't tell you that it is o.k....but, I will check in on you to see how your doing....Your words alone..IT GIVES YOU NO COMFORT! It is an empty fix!... I would rather a "high" from knowing that I can lay my head on the pillow at night having made healthy choices, not wishing for a do over and swearing I won't make the same wrong choices the next day....

125.4....125.4.....125.4....125.4....125.4....125.4....125.4..You love it here! Just think of how you will REALLY love it @ 115.0


balloonlady on 06/23/2008:
thank for your comment... It is hard to up the intake when your scared of gaining...lol... your doing great!


WI3 on 06/23/2008:
Perhaps try glucose tablets between the meal and snack, but make sure to have a snack that includes protein at least 30 - 45 minutes after the tablet. It may help keep your sugar stabalized and at 15 calories a tablet, that is far better than eating a box of cookies. it is so hard after a binge day, I know


selina on 06/24/2008:
HOP! What's going on????? I thought you told me you are back on track.... well, i guess that was before your last entry, huh? I know it's hard to control yourself - I'm including myself now - but we have to make a bigger effort, don't we? otherwise, we'll have to keep forgiving ourselves for the rest of our lives. last night at the party - Slovenian National Day - I had way too many glasses of champagne - and also had to do a lot of small talk with people that I met (lots of new people in town) and old friends and acquaintances. You are right, parties are stressful! I didn't eat too much, though.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 22, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 125.4

self improvement goals: walk often like I have been. I noticed my legs looking slimmer in the mirror today. when tired, take a nap, don't binge! that's what happened today, along with anxiety in meeting up with a friend i haven't seen for awhile.

last edit for today: today's binge gave me NO comfort. Once again, compared to all previous binges it was not a good experience at all. It made it so I had to stay home the rest of the day due to pain and discomfort of my stomach. I may also break out due to poor eating. After binging, my skin is always HORRIBLE! for the past couple weeks, my skin has been wonderful due to eating better.

anyways, i'm over it. back to good eating tomorrow - which may prove difficult because my blood sugar is all out of whack!

5100.

Sunday entry: 5100

breakfast: strawberries, fiber one and all bran with milk 280. binge mode is slightly in effect but i'm not reaching for anything else.

lunch: Went out to lunch with a friend = whole wheat bagel with no mayo tuna on it. calorie guestimate: 600 ugh! some mints: 10

total so far: 890 yucko...came home from lunch and snacked: two yellow peppers, small salad and spray dressing, small plum: 140...1030...snack: oh gosh...really bingy!!! 2 english muffins, each with: jelly, peanut butter, tofu: 850

1880...10 milano cookies: total for day: 2530 ice cream: 3050, pizza and leftovers: 3550

dinner:

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 10.4 lbs to go!

maria777 on 06/22/2008:
Tomorrow is a NEW DAY! Hang in there, you have good plans to correct your binge. I know you can do it. I ALMOST had a binge tonite...read my update and you will see...I have gone to bed early (with my laptop for a little while, then I will be putting it up for the nite)...I hope you have a good nite. Love, Maria


thinnsidenotout on 06/22/2008:
Get back at it A.S.A.P....Hard, but better to try your best and get over the "hiccup"....

H_O_P...Your doing good, you really are...You have come a ways (in the good directions) since just a few weeks back and I am proud of you!!!!!!


Beth201P on 06/22/2008:
Hey I have been there myself. Great thing is that we have tomorrow. Just try your best. We are only human and we will slip, we just have to learn from our mistake and move on. ((Hugs)) Have a wonderful week.


rlovell on 06/22/2008:
im so sorry to hear of your stressors. i know how that can really affect your eating. i saw my mom tonight and i was at their house with the can of nuts sitting in my lap about to eat the ENTIRE thing...only due to difficult thoughts about her and letting some goodness in with jp. tomorrow is a new day, embrace it! xoxo


selina on 06/23/2008:
HI! There are good days and bad days, as we all know. I also know that we can rebound, i can do it and you can, too. I have to remember that a 15-30 min nap is much better than food to reenergize ourselves. let's have a good day today!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 21, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 125.4

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Saturday entry:

i only have approximately 10 lbs till my first goal of 115 pounds! :)

well, as far as exercise is concerned may day was out of this world! as far as calories are concerned, i did great all day but ended the evening in a large dinner binge. only good thing about this binge is that it ended before i went way over the number of calories I could have consumed today.

I think I'm eating too many carby foods lately and it caught up with me tonight!

I'm not listing all meals.

Dinner: large salad and dressing, then THREE whole yellow peppers, cup of blueberries, a microwavable meal that wasn't really good but i ate it, a girl scout cookie, 2 english muffins each microwaved and then with peanut butter and jelly and some spray butter. wowsers. about 1200 calories...oh, and then another cookie for 100 cal.

the good thing is this dinner, combined with my full day, is about 2150 calories.

exercise: hot yoga and at least 6 mi in walking. at least I KNOW i burned around 2200 cal at least!

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 10.4 lbs to go!

Beth201P on 06/21/2008:
You know what we all have those days and times when we go a little over board on food. So don't beat yourself up about it. Tomorrow is a new day. ((Hugs))


Jen40 on 06/21/2008:
Great job on the exercise!!


thinnsidenotout on 06/21/2008:
I am jealous!....I wanna walk 6 miles....... No time & I am tired though... Maybe tomorrow I can walk a bit...

Have a good sleep!


selina on 06/22/2008:
WOW! good job on the walk and yoga! Way to go!

I did well at the food festival, ate lots of strawberries. my problem was buying a whole bunch of take out spring rolls (I was supporting the school and buying dinner for my family, I rationalized). At least I didn't eat any at the food stall....

Good luck with the books. I guess you can always learn something new/helpful with the help of books. Have a great weekend!


maria777 on 06/22/2008:
Looks like you are doing real good on the calories today! Hope you have a nice day! Big smile to you! (ps...no the beach house was not mine...cute, wasn't it?)


maria777 on 06/22/2008:
I feel VERY HUNGRY today, too.


balloonlady on 06/22/2008:
it must be going around.. i am hungry today too...lol my foot is mostly better so I get to start my walking again tomorrow!!!1



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jun 20, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 126.6

Saturday AM Entry:

My weight is now 125.4. I may be a little dehydrated - lots of caffeine yesterday!

More updates to come later! :)

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Friday Entry:

I used the Happy Weight Calculator that Jmarie recommends in her diary and it put me at 110 lbs. there! my goal is proven not to be unrealistic. I want to reach that weight and I will. For now though, my goal remains an even more realistic 115. I have 11 lbs to go.

dinner: a little on the HUGE side, but i'm not in a panic! large salad with dressing 110, rice and tofu 340, 2 red peppers 100, one tasty cookie 100 total 650 (i was aiming for eating in the 500s, but the cookie took me over).

total: 1360. I will say this is alright. who wouldn't be happy about a total like that?

goodnight.

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Breakfast: none, was rushing and decided to just go. VERY STRANGE for me.

snack: plain yogurt 80

snack: apple 90

lunch: big bowl of cereal with milk and cinnamon, two light yogurts: 400

snack: 3 diet cokes with lemon at a party and one cold shrimp appetizer 30

snack: 1/4 cup blueberries, more YOGURT gosh! 110

total so far: 710

having a so-so day. I had a good time at the party until my supervisor came. sometimes i get anxious/nervous around people with authority. I have NO reason to be like that, either. It's just a bad habit I've had since I was as young as I can remember. When she came, i seriously couldn't think of anything to say and sat there listening. It wasn't a long time, but i was uncomfortable. I need to work on this! Everyone else was good company. We stayed for an hour and then I took a walk at the park with a coworker of mine. That was far more enjoyable! :)

I am angry at myself for the feelings of insecurity I had at this party. I should NOT care and I should have talked to more people and been more social than just standing near the same few people the whole time. Well, at least I'll remember this for next time - whenever that is! :)

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Turns out I wasn't even selected for questioning at Jury Duty. I will even go to school - after a take a short nap - so I can attend the bbq afterwards. blah blah blah. I got back home around 1pm. usually i have lunch at work at 2. so i'll head back to school at 2:35 for literally the last hour so i can head over to the bbq with my coworkers.

Friday AM entry: you may laugh, but i went to bed really late, like around 2am because I ate dinner late but moreso because I had a lot of ramped up energy about Jury Duty this morning. I also wanted to make sure I emailed everyone I needed to at work about my absence. I actually did some work at home last night so that my supervisor would still have work done by me despite not being present in the elementary school today. fabulous.

no sleep for me = sugar cravings, overeating, bad choices. I will not give in to my usual tendency and work hard to continue in my low calorie eating path.

Progress as of today: 8.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 06/20/2008:
Have a good weekend!


maria777 on 06/20/2008:
YAyyyy on the 1360! Very good!!! Looks like you had a good day, too! Thanks for what you wrote to my entry, hehehe!!! And you can't go wrong with a large salad! YAYYYY!!!


Maura_girl on 06/20/2008:
I get that way around people in general especially with crowds. For me its a social phobia. Plus my own insecurities. It helps knowing that everyone has them but still I am uncomfortable in those kinds of situations. You are doing really great, I'm glad to hear you are fighting the cravings, that's the hardest part. You'll get there!! Have a great weekend adn enjoy!


Maura_girl on 06/20/2008:
I'm still learning how to insert things, but as soon as i get it figured out I will post pictures!!


thinnsidenotout on 06/20/2008:
Mine was a "happy" of 143... I haven't weighed that since I was 13 years old... I will stick with "155" for now and the BMI "happy" was 24.9.... "155" will put me @ a 25.0 BMI.....


selina on 06/21/2008:
HI! great calorie intake, yesterday, and yummy salad in the evening! I think you should not beat yourself up for being uneasy at the party and hanging out with the same crowd, etc. iIt does take a lot of practice to actually feel at ease in those places. It's a normal feeling and you have plenty of company. In fact, there are loads of books written about it as well - just to show you how unconfortable it is to a LOT of people. Well, to tell you the truth I ended up reading a couple of them because although I have to go to quite a few parties, I still felt very uneasy, inadequate and found it hard to have fun. Most times, you just have to do it because it's part of your job. I found that the main reason I feel unconfortable is because I'm too self conscious - wether or not I am saying the right things to the right people, what people are thinking of me, etc. I keep reminding myself: I do my best and what others think of me is none of my business. I'm happy to say I'm much better now and can actually have loads of fun at these gatherings. Good luck!


WI3 on 06/21/2008:
Good news!


maria777 on 06/21/2008:
Congratulations to you! YAYYYY!!! Happy Dance! Happy Dance! Hope you have a wonderful Saturday!


mmuraro on 06/21/2008:
Awesome, i'll take dehydration! hahahahahahaha


Beth201P on 06/21/2008:
Way to go....Drink your water...Have a wonderful evening.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jun 19, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 126.6

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Late Thursday entry:

A satisfying, good day in my book :)

I have jury duty tomorrow. I have all my health forms completed for the program I enter in September. Many of my textbooks for my program are arriving from Amazon.com. The post office didn't make me wait in line to return the extra book (free shipping to return yay!)I orderred by mistake. I recieved a check from the government, tax return that i can put into the bank! all good things. work was good, enjoyed a dunkin donuts excursion for lunch with coworkers. got in a 5 mile walk at one of my favorite places. all lovely things :)

breakfast: blueberries, cereal, milk 220

snack: yogurt 80

lunch but not really: LARGE iced coffe, small reg decaf coffee: 120

snack: apple 90

snack: natural fruit/nut powerbar and a light n fit yogurt 280

dinner: a microwavable meal that weighed MUCH more than the package said. sometimes i weigh prepared foods when I KNOW just by picking them up that they are much heavier than average. I got it from Celantano foods which makes wonderful things but I know from past experience that the calories they report on their packages are NOT CORRECT. I've actually seen them change calories on the back of their products. ok, moving on...

microwave eggplant rolettes should have been 350 but came out to be 460 based on their real weight, 2 red peppers, one HUGE cucumber. total 570

total for the day: 1350 awesome, i'm satisfied with that total.

enjoy your evenings. jury duty tomorrow..i'm actually excited and happy to have a break in my monotonous work week. Only downside is I will most likely miss a bbq/happy hour the custodian is having at his home after work for the whole staff. it's not a big problem and i'm not complaining, just mentioning!

:)

Progress as of today: 8.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

mmuraro on 06/19/2008:
Good job, girl! I am jealous. Have been on the heavy side. haha. xoxo


Jen40 on 06/19/2008:
I had no idea that the calories marked on packages could be off! Now I am going to really think about that when I go to eat something and try to see whether or not it's correct. I thought there were legalities and they had to tell the truth! Who knew??? I guess I am just too trusting because they're the ones making the stuff, gee whiz! lol I hope jury duty breezes by quick!


selina on 06/20/2008:
Sounds like you had a VERY GOOD day! Wonderful! I love eggplants and it doesn't matter how it's cooked - maybe one of my favorite vegies. Jury duty should be a very big change in your routine. I hope it's not too depressing of a case. i can't imagine myself having to sit for a murder case or something dreadful like that. Good luck, and try to get the best of it.


selina on 06/20/2008:
By the way, congrats on the 5 mile yesterday! I measured my walk (by car and pushed the km button) and my normal 1 n 1/2 hour walk/jog is about 8K, which i gogled and it's 4.97 miles, which is almost the same as 5miles. Sometimes it takes longer to cover that area when I stop to talk to strangers and their dogs.


WI3 on 06/20/2008:
Have fun at jury duty! If you pass out like I did, make sure the cute cop catches you LOL.


maria777 on 06/20/2008:
1350....YAYYYY!!!! FANTASTIC!!! As for the luncheon with your coworkers at Dunkin Donuts (WHAT A TEMPTATION), looks like you did did well there! Hope you have a nice day today and don't feel bad about missing out on the BBQ...it may have just been MORE TEMPTATION...example, I didn't go to friends' home last nite that they'd invited me and Hubby, simply because I knew it wouldn't be easy to resist their chocolate chip cookies!!!


rlovell on 06/20/2008:
good luck with jury duty!! nice to chat last night. xoxo


jmarie60 on 06/20/2008:
Best of luck staying on your low calorie eating path!


legcramps on 06/20/2008:
Enjoy jury duty! Don't give in to cravings! (Maybe now you should leave the same comment in my journal, because I had a late night too and I tend to overeat when tired)... Have an awesome weekend! :):):)


Beth201P on 06/20/2008:
I never get picked for jury duty. Oh well. Have a wonderful weekend. :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 18, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 126.6

exercise: elliptical 25 min.

Breakfast: cup blueberries, cereal, milk: 230.

snack: peach 40

snack: yogurt 80

lunch: lg apple 140, 2 yogurts 150: 290

snack: crystal light, cereal and milk, 2 red peppers 340...peach very hungry/bingy

1020...plans for dinner include something with tomato sauce!

dinner: haha no tomato sauce...and more dairy ugh! cheese. it was good but i eat WAY too much dairy. a tamale microwave meal, large salad with dressing, whole cucumber, peach. 430. alright.

total: 1450. not a lot by any means, maybe my body needed it.

Good morning DDers. Once again, no jury duty today so i'll be going to work. The weather has been nice the past couple days and I look foward to taking another walk today in the late afternoon.

I have been sticking to my healthy diet, lifestyle change, whatever you want to call it, well these past weeks. There is NO need for me to binge and even though I thought I couldn't walk the 5 miles yesterday I accomplished it. It's about mind over matter for many of us; and I know it's like that for myself. If we stick to our goals frequently and long enough, we will accomplish them as fast as we want them to as long as they are reasonably set.

Progress as of today: 8.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 06/18/2008:
Hey - thanks for the comments - We feel so lucky to have no more damage than we do. We feel so sorry for the folks who are flooded, wiped out by tornados, fires, etc. Regarding carpet - I don't like it much either - especially since we have two big black dogs and all their hair shedding drives me nuts, but, to put hardwood would be more than we want to go into debt for. We have to pay for the replacement of the flooring in all except our bathroom and bedroom. We are planning to continue to shop for a better price to try and get the hardwood, but I have a feeling it's going to be carpeting. We are going with a darker color this time and the berber kind so it will be more durable and we have decided that the doggies just have to stay on the first floor - where we do have wood.

On the food front - you are really doing well. So glad to see you more pleased with yourself. Keep up that good work and attitude. I have been trying really hard to eat as well as I can. Not doing so bad. I've been up some (7-8 pounds), but at the same weight for some time now. Will check back with you soon> I appreciate your support.


rlovell on 06/18/2008:
you can do anything you set your mind to, HOP. looks like you are really having a period of self-discovery and i am so happy to hear that your binge tendencies have gone away. i hope i can attain that same sense of peace soon. xoxo


crategrl on 06/18/2008:
Awesome job with the lifestyle and the walking 5 miles. Keep on truckin!!


thinnsidenotout on 06/18/2008:
You are right!.... Happy to see you on the path to making yourself believe in yourself!

Wonderful Wednesday to you!


maria777 on 06/18/2008:
Congratulations to you on your new number! YAYYYYYY!!! Happy Dance! Happy Dance again! Big smile to you! Your menu looks terrific, too.

I see that you told that old 'Bingey Feeling' to go away or either you ignored it! Good for you! 'KEEP AWAY YOU OLD BINGEY FEELING!!! YOU ARE NOT WELCOME!'


mcwoo40 on 06/18/2008:
Well done HOP, I'm very pleased for you,keep going Julie


legcramps on 06/18/2008:
You're so right - we can do almost anything we set our minds to, we just need to be determined and see it through to the end. I'm glad you're doing so well! :):) Good for you, keep going and you WILL reach your goals!!


jmarie60 on 06/18/2008:
You have such a great attitude and outlook! That's so refreshing and inspiring!


selina on 06/18/2008:
Love your positive side! Have a great day!


WI3 on 06/18/2008:
Great Job HOP!


Maura_girl on 06/18/2008:
Good job today!!! Your positive attitude and determination is such an encouragement!! Because of you, I had a healthy dinner last night instead of binging on pizza and other junk food like I really wanted to. Thanks!!


thinnsidenotout on 06/18/2008:
Thinkin about a tamale myself...Havent decided yet...Kinda late..Just getting home from baseball..They won 8-2...Now a 5-1 record....Ben was closing pitcher.. Bases loaded twice and pulled it out without any walks..He does that to make the coach pace the dugout! Loves self-pressure nail biting action...

RE: Catering ~ Uh Nope ! Just am church hostess and the church is swinging for the burgers/hot dogs/condiments/drinks and it is "my baby" to get things bought/ready....So much on my mind I can hardly think straight...Baseball, picnic, laundry, custodial job, walking, etc... I shall persevere and be bored one of these days.... I hope!

The Artichoke/Spinach Lean Pocket is the only Lean pocket I have ever eaten and I like it..The sodium is only in the 200's and the calories aren't all that bad either...

Attitude is great! Keep it up!


mmuraro on 06/18/2008:
Hahaha, your menu is funny, but you kept on track. xo


selina on 06/19/2008:
Wow! you do like those peaches! I like them too, I like painting them as well. Will post a painting of peaches one of these days.

I assume you have an elliptical exercising machine. I love that, I remember when I was trying to loose weight for my 40th b-day (that's another story) I could stay on that for 1 and half hours! I love walking, too, but in the past few weeks I had to go for walks wearing my raincoat! And I was considering getting one of those machines. I see we have a long strech of sunshine in the forecast, so never mind that....


greengirl on 06/19/2008:
Hey HoP, its great to see you doing so well again. I love the positive attitude !! Keep it up, sweetie :)



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