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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 15, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 128.0

Breakfast: peach, cereal, milk...and yogurts: very filling! 380 totally felt the need to stuff myself but its amazing its under 400 calories.

snack: lg apple 140

very early lunch: teryaki salmon and a red pepper: 220

indulged in a tasty big snack, more like a meal, after yoga:

peach, cereal, milk 190...still hungry...

...peanut butter and jelly sandwich with banana 450 it was good!

total so far: 1280. not bad and I can still end on a good note. I'll make sure to get some walking in! I like how my legs are getting a bit more toned and not as flabby!

dinner: red pepper, sprouts, dressing, microwave meal, 1 peach,gum 430

total: 1710 :)

perhaps i'll weigh around 127 tomorrow??

I hope that everyone who is celebrating Father's Day today has a great one! I was up early picking up bagels, lox, and whitefish spread for the other three people who will be having breakfast here (mom, dad, sister). I never eat that but whenever my sister stays over my dad picks it up. However, it's Father's Day, and I did it for him.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

mmuraro on 06/15/2008:
enjoy yoga and father's day! your breakfast sounds delicious and i am sure that having a good breakfast like that will make you less hungry than usually. Also, after hot yoga i am never too hungry, are you? xo


Moody2 on 06/15/2008:
Hey there!! You are doing great!! Read yesterdays entry and your dinner sounds heavenly!! yummmm!!

Hope you enjoyed yoga and had a good Fathers Day with your dad!!


maria777 on 06/15/2008:
I love peanut butter but have realized I HAVE to stay away from it.

That was sweet of you to get that for your Dad.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


mcwoo40 on 06/15/2008:
Hiya,after that binge last week of butter and peanut butter sandwich i've stayed clear of it.Mind you after a day i've had i could of eaten a full jar but felt guilty afterwards.Have a good time with the family,and be good,Julie


thinnsidenotout on 06/15/2008:
How wonderful of you to consider doing the shopping for your dad....Things like that I think are more important than a gift is.... I know my dad really enjoyed us just taking the Subway and spending time with him... I gave him a couple gifts too, but the time spent just sitting and relaxing was nice...

Re: Relora ~ Comes in 250mg or 300mg, depends upon the manufacturer...Now Foods is the 300mg (I take 1 cap 3 X daily) that I take..Could only find the 250mg by Life Time yesterday (I take 2 caps 2 x daily, which works fine).. Manufacturer label states " Reduces Cortisol Levels....Dietary supplement to assist in the management of stress or frustration and for self confident mood and cheerful outlook..Supports healthy body fat metabolism"... I was taking St. John's Wart & something else for a long time, due to horrible mood swings, etc...Hated taking so much of it and found an article in a Woman's World about this stuff and gave it a try to find it does work... Some would say "phsycological hoo ha", but I truly feel that it is doing what the statements claim...I sure can tell when I DON'T take it...

Will be super to celebrate with you if you are @ 127 tomorrow.....Good Luck!


Beth201P on 06/15/2008:
Have a wonderful evening. ((Hugs))


bouful16 on 06/15/2008:
Thanks, their my furbabies. Have a great week.


selina on 06/15/2008:
Sounds like you had a super father's day! Have a good day!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 14, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 128.0

I must admit I was pretty hungry during parts of the day today but I got through it. Pretty balanced eating as well. I amazed myself with calories especially for going out to eat.

Dinner: large house salad no dressing with 4 grilled scallops. also had a fantastically delightful manhattan clam chowder soup with HUGE pieces of clam. I would estimate that dinner really was around 400 calories. To me this seems reasonable for a cup of soup, 4 scallops, and TONS of veggies. It couldn't be too many more calories than that.

total calories: wow! around 1250! how cool is that!? I'm so happy that my progress in weightloss has not stopped through the weekend! I am a bit hungry right now but it's 12:42am so I will go to bed.

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Early evening edit: after a slightly but not horrible by any means bingy morning or possibly just hungry morning, i have had a good day. :) my grandmother impressed me with her walking - by walking faster than even I usually walk! She is fast! Dinner tonight, taking Dad out for early father's day!

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early snack: peach/seltzer 40

breakfast: fiber one, milk, watermelon, yogurts: 370

lunch: peach, salmon with bbq sauce, pepper: 190

snack: iced coffee

snack: Protein water 30

total so far: 670...too hungry before dinner reservations at 8pm so i had some fiber one/milk: 170

total so far: 840 ok

Have a good day everyone.

exercise plans: just walking with grandma. probably like 2 miles

Good morning all! I am up VERY early this morning. A few minutes before 6! So i'm laying around and relaxing. It feels good because I've had a busy week.

I will be probably going out to dinner with family today for Father's Day instead of tomorrow because my sister will be here today. She doesn't live at home so if today works better, that's what we will do! Of course, I'm anxious about going out but I figure there HAS to be at least a healthy salad on the menu!

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

jon'smom on 06/14/2008:
I'm sure there will be lots of healthy choices on the menu. You will be fine. Enjoy your walk:)


maria777 on 06/14/2008:
Go for the salad! Yayyy!!!


Beth201P on 06/14/2008:
I am sure there will be lots of healthy choices. You can do it. Enjoy your dinner with your family. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.


thinnsidenotout on 06/14/2008:
We spent the day with my dad today, cause Sunday's are just so busy for us and we like to sneak a little rest in before Monday morning... Hope you had a super time!


mmuraro on 06/14/2008:
hope you enjoyed father's day. dont hate on my menu today, it was an unusual day. hehehe. i always think of you when i am thinking of food and motivation. thanks! xoxo Ps: i saw another pound and a half go bye bye today and it was after i had breakfast, usually i weight in first thing in the morning before eating! :)


thinnsidenotout on 06/14/2008:
Ended the day with a 4 miler...Too dark to go any further by myself...Tomorrow will be a "6".... Goodnight : - )


mcwoo40 on 06/15/2008:
Hiya,I have been hungry with these tabs i have been taking more so when i have'nt been taken them and loads of exercise.I think it's mind over matter with me at the moment, that i have taken a tablet so i have to be good.Also going back to the docs for a review is stopping me raiding the fridge too.Keep it up,Julie


selina on 06/15/2008:
I'm so envious of you! I havent had clam chowder in a LONG TIME. It's one of my favorite foods. Manhatan or New England... I'm so happy for you you ar staying on track. I find that the reason I don't seem to be progressing with my weight loss is that although I am eating the right things, I am eating TOO MUCH of it. I have to pay attention to portion sizes if I want to go any further. I seem to like VOLUME. Too much of a good thing is bad for me.


mmuraro on 06/15/2008:
Hehehe... thanks baby! Congrats on your day! Good job! Sometimes I go to bed hungry too, not often, but happens, especially if i am up late, but i wonder if that's 'real' hunger or its just because i got used to eating more than my body needs. have a great sunday!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jun 13, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 128.0

I got something special in the mail today. All of the information about the Radiography program I start in September. I will be starting September 8th, the day before my 26th birthday! I am happy about this because I thought it was starting sooner. I will work up until the end of August and stop by September 1st to prepare sufficiently to begin this 2 year program. I am so excited!

hehe, today is Friday the 13th (and YES it felt like it!!!) and I have 13 more lbs to lose! that's my first weight goal. 13 is so little! still going strong to the end.

B: cereal, milk, peach 190

snack: yogurt 70

lunch: tofu, yogurts: 240

snack: 2 whole cucumbers, dressing, cereal, apple: 400 (shouldn't have had the apple because i was full but my mouth was hungry!)

total so far: 900 :)940 - peach

dinner: 390 microwavable + extra noodles big dessert of tofu/sf jelly 275 = 665

total: 1605. no exercise. movie with family.

It's been a good day. Talked to many colleagues and had an enjoyable lunch conversation. The kids are definitely going nutty though. I work with the ones with behavioral issues very often and let me tell you - they know school's just about out as much as I do!

I've been bringing a liter of seltzer with me to work and it helps a lot with hunger. I also had some diet coffee soda - it's made by the brand Manhattan Special. I must pick some up for my mom or i'll be dead! It's her's. and it's good. i'll have to stop though, because it has artificial sugars and they make my skin whacko.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 06/13/2008:
Diet Coffee Soda?.... I need to find some of that!.... Ben is stuck on "Monster"...The Loca Mocha is his favorite...I allow him 1 a week.... He chose today to drink it, cause he says the he has a game tonight and "needs the energy"..LOL! So what is he going to do when he needs the energy to mow the lawn tomorrow?... Beg!

Have a good evening and hope your weekend is a pleasant one...


maria777 on 06/13/2008:
I see I'm not the only one to drink drinks to fill up and stay away from calories...only mine are low-cal sweet tea and low-cal cocoa or coffee (reg kind)...


thinnsidenotout on 06/13/2008:
Congratulations on getting those papers.... Funny how things work out and make our minds at ease.....

Looked up the Manhattan Special Soda's...Doubt I will find any here...I think I have bought something similar @ a specialty type store once, but wasn't sugar free.... It was pretty good.....


selina on 06/13/2008:
I'm so happy for you about your going back to school. Enjoy!


Maura_girl on 06/14/2008:
Congratulations on starting the Radiography program!!!!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jun 12, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 128.0

An amazing 5 mi walk accomplished mostly without my ipod - it died during the walk!

late edit: Dinner: a lean cuisine (250) with a MASSIVE amount of veggies with spray dressing (190). what is massive? a whole cucumber, a cup of grape tomatoes, and a whole romaine. all of this for 440 calories. i eat a lot. I do love veggies but I don't like to eat them during the day because they don't satisfy me. they are bulky, but the don't take my appetite away. at least i definitely got my servings in!

total calories: 1280 :) wow. nice work to me.

FINALLY ONE MORE POUND DOWN. wow, it took me over two weeks for this pound to come off (but there was a binge with caused that it to take that long) IT'S DEFINITELY SLOW BUT STEADY THIS TIME AROUND. it's definitely more of a challenge than when i first started dieting at age 20, almost 6 years ago! I let the weight creep on this year and now I'm slowly letting it go.

i definitely slept until my alarm today! :)

breakfast: peach, cereal, milk: 190

snack: yogurt 70

lunch: tofu and yogurts: 240 :)

snack: lg apple, cereal, milk: 300 and a peach...little much on sugar...and some kind of really cool diet Coffee soda! and it's good, quite sweet. sugar free. my mom had bought it in like a liter container to mix with vodka. so today i give into an artificial sugar temptation. I am also drinking loads of seltzer today.

today has gone well...even better that tomorrow is friday! :) I cannot wait to find out if I have jury duty next week! i really want it.

today is an end of the year party for the teachers where i work. since i won't be there next year, i decided not to attend. it does cost $35 but i feel since i will not be there next year, there's no big reason to go.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

balloonlady on 06/12/2008:
Your doing great.. and don't knock one pound.. that is still something! and I have red that is is suppose to be easier for people with alot of extra weight... ( like me ) to lose in the bigining. so 1 pound and your weight in a week I am sure is great.... Kinda worries me for when I get smaller... it is already kinda hard to lose the 2 a week....lol

We Can Do It!!!!!


thinnsidenotout on 06/12/2008:
Re: Distortion~ I have done that most of my life and that is why today as I was typing a comment, it dawned on me that I was impeeding my own progress..by just that one thought of 7 meezly pounds being as big as the previous 30 have been.... Back on track and having many successful days in my near future are going to be key...Want to be these 7 (really 8) down by July 4th and need to work SUPER hard to make it...

Have a good walk!


thinnsidenotout on 06/12/2008:
Oops..Forgot!....C o N g R a T u L a T i O n S! A pound gone is super!


rlovell on 06/12/2008:
you are doing SOOO well. yippeee for that one pound down. xoxo


mmuraro on 06/12/2008:
Congrats on being in control, girl. Thanks for picking on me two days ago, I definitely listened and was able to do well two days in a row. :)


legcramps on 06/12/2008:
Hey, GREAT job on the loss!!

Diet coffee soda??? Wow. Isn't it amazing what people come up with these days? Coffee soda. When I sound it out in my mouth, it doesn't taste good. I like coffee; I like soda. Coffee soda? Well, this debate could go on and on, so i'll save you the whole yawn of a story and move on...

Keep up that walking and the pounds will continue to melt away! Yes, two weeks at a time, maybe, but at least this way it's more likely to stay off! Have an awesome day today!


maria777 on 06/12/2008:
Congratulations to you!!! YAYYYYY!!! Good work! Keep up the good work! And real good on that 5 miles! 1280 cals looks FANTASTIC! So happy for you!


thinnsidenotout on 06/12/2008:
Yowza!...... So did ya think about anything on that walk or just let yer mind wander and enjoy the sounds/sights?


selina on 06/13/2008:
wow! good job on the walking, eating and being in control! Congrats! EGGS - I love them! i boiled a whole pack (10 eggs) and need to use them throughout the next few days. I know, it's a lot of colesterol, but considering I don't eat too many other foods with high colesterol, I think it's ok.


crategrl on 06/13/2008:
Congrats on the great menu and the weight loss! I love walking with my ipod as I swear I can walk further and not even realize it.


noelgiger on 06/13/2008:
Thanks for the congrats on my new baby. We are very excited. This is #4, the best pregnancy and the worst delivery so far - LOL. Congrats on your pound, every one counts!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 11, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 129.0

I was really tired today bc I woke up over an hour early. Otherwise, it was a good day. Expecially in the morning. Everyone came to work in a fantastic mood because we knew it would be a little cooler out. AND, tomorrow it will be comfortable in the building for sure :)

I haven't exercised. I came home exhausted. I am probably, honestly, not eating enough during the day up till when I get home. It's not like I'm not eating. Oh well. It's also just the actual times I can eat at work and they don't work optimally for me. They work well enough. 2.5 more weeks! yay! :)

arg! still 129. but holding strong and I know I AM making progress even though the scale hasn't changed! I think I may be a little bloated also from the amount of food/sodium in my dinner which was totally worth it. I woke up slightly early, not sure why. I am a bit frustrated that the weight isn't coming off sooner!

early breafast: peach, watermelon: 100

breakfast: cereal/milk 175 :) good choice! (almost had PB on bread)

snack: yogurt 70

lunch: yogurts, tofu: 220

snack: many cherry tomatoes and a whole cucumber with dressing 150, cereal and milk 250 (total 400 whoops...i didn't realize until after how many cherry tomatoes and the calories they equalled!)

total so far: 965 pretty good.

dinner: microwave lean cuisine flatbread yum and bag of red cabbage with little dressing 440

total: 1405. and i ended up going on a 5 mi walk! yay to a good end to the day!

I am excited for it to be Wednesday already. I am hoping to get Jury Duty next week so I can miss a few days of school. I will be taking a day off next week possibly if I don't get Jury Duty.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

rlovell on 06/11/2008:
sounds like a good plan! i want some watermelon...i may have to stop on the way to work!! i woke up SUPER early this morning- having trouble sleeping in the new house even though i am SOOO tired. sucks. i have been snacking too much as a result...boo.


WI3 on 06/11/2008:
I started eating peanut butter as a treat but I eat it one tablespoon at a time, and eat it from the tablespoon measuring spoon and stop myself at 2 tablespoons. I find that if I eat it on bread that for some reason it doesn't satisfy the craving. It must be that my mouth wants ALL the taste and not to ruin it with bread lol. Have a great day!


maria777 on 06/11/2008:
Are you reading the sodium content on your labeled foods? Cause if I eat a high sodium food, then the next day the scale usually does NOT move for real! BUT....you have the consolation of knowing it probably would have moved and that your body is simply retaining fluid (and thus temporary weight) from the sodium.


thinnsidenotout on 06/11/2008:
Have a good Mid-Week day.....Those prepared foods can have oddles of sodium in them that is very true.... Just keep being consistent and not binging and you'll be <129 soon.....


legcramps on 06/11/2008:
I buy that instant rice by the... well, I don't know, I just lost the rest of that sentence. By the chockful? That doesn't sound right. By the truckful? Oh well, I buy a lot of that instant rice!!! It's great at lunchtime too because I don't have a lot of time to prepare something, so I throw one of those containers into the microwave and... instant meal! It's great. Have a great day today!


mmuraro on 06/11/2008:
Thanks! You're awesome! I am really glad you're back! The Whole Foods carry the sushi with brown rice and i love it. My favorite ever! But the one i had today didnt have a lot of rice in it. I hate the ones with way more rice than fish and veggies... I always take away some of the rice. Thanks again for being so supportive and yeah, price of blueberries suck! :)


selina on 06/11/2008:
You are like my daughter - counting the days until summer vacation! Good food choices! I love cherry tomatoes. I have two cherry tomato plants in my terrace. No tomatoes yet, just lots of flowers. Still haven't tried the tofu with yogurt...


Beth201P on 06/12/2008:
Have a wonderful rest of the week. Keep up the great work.


mcwoo40 on 06/12/2008:
Hiya,I would love to do jury service,my sister and dad have done it.When i was at college 22yrs ago OMG that long we went to a court in Liverpool and i was facinated by it all but not the criminal!!!Don't worry about he slow weightloss,you seem to be in control of the bingeing which is an achievment in it'self,take care Julie



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 10, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 129.0

tofu dipped in light activia yogurt was something i tried today and liked. I'm going to keep this up for a few days as I have a lot of tofu in the house that I need to use as well as too many light activia yogurts. I bought everything when they were on sale! I do want to get in more veggies but right now I'm liking how the weightloss is going and just want to eat what I have in the house. I'll start rethinking lunch when I begin my new job at the end of the month, well, maybe I'll begin to think about other food options...

exercise was at a park very close to me. I biked for 6 mi and walked 2 mi. exercise lasted 1.5 hours :)

BREAKFAST: peach, cereal, milk: 190 cal!!! now that's pretty amazing!

SNACK: yogurt 70 :)

LUNCH: tofu/yogurts: 280 :)

SNACK: peach, cereal, milk again: 235

DINNER plan: cup brown rice, teryaki salmon, salad with dressing, lg apple. total 550 :)

total calories today: 1325 which is fine by me!

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

legcramps on 06/10/2008:
Great job on the exercise yesterday! I hear you about the dairy thing and eating late in the day. My boyfriend, for the second consecutive day, went out and bought himself some ice cream. Both nights it was around 9pm when he decided he wanted it. It's so tempting!! And so evil! Especially at 9pm!!

Have a great day today!


uncgrad2001 on 06/10/2008:
Thanks! I used to work in foster care, and I think that I ate HORRIBLY during that time. I would eat in the car, and go through drive thrus like crazy! Of course I'm not making the salary I would like (it's coming!), so I'm always struggling with what to get in the supermarket, cause I don't want to go over my budget. But I'm constantly trying new things and getting ideas from everybody else! Did you ever figure out what exercise you're gonna do? I'm going to a strength training class at my gym...I'm definitely gonna be sore!

And how do you eat your tofu?? That's been something I've wanted to try too!


mmuraro on 06/10/2008:
You are right. I usually start with cereal and milk or oatmeal and berries, but today I saw the berries I had were going bad and i run out of milk... As for lunch, i am sure it wasn't 1000, but I overestimate when I go to restaurants and dont know the exact count. Was probably 800 or so. But I need to be better in general, argh!


rlovell on 06/10/2008:
i am weather-watching for exercise too!! i hope i will be able to get my walk in, but might have to go to gym :( your meal plan looks great and good for you for knowing what works for you. it is my goal to always try to move my body in the winter time too! take care.


thinnsidenotout on 06/10/2008:
Us weather-watchers...It is windy as I'll get out and miserably cold...Hitting the Gazelle as soon as the neighbor boy goes home today....Not sure I can go 6 miles on it, but will give it a try....

Did ya get ya some of those lean pockets?...I could not resist getting the box of 12 I got @ Costco for $8.99.. They know what they are doing by giving out those samples... Probably will last a couple months, as I am not one to eat them very much, just nice for a flavor change..

Good Evening to you!


maria777 on 06/10/2008:
That's a REAL GOOD PLAN!!! Hope you have a wonderful evening, Horn! Big smile to ya!


balloonlady on 06/10/2008:
yummy.. will have to try that... have you tried the tofu pockets... so good...


madreof6 on 06/10/2008:
Good job on your calories today, wish I could say I did that good. I know it's one step at a time. Have a good one


selina on 06/11/2008:
Great exercising and menu! never tried tofu with yogurt. will give it a try. thanks for the comments on my diary - I do have to cook for my family (hubby and daughter), and I sort of HAVE to cook healthy to set a good example to my daughter. taking advantage of sales is great! even though I am always trying to buy things on sale I end up with a $150 bill each time I go to the grocery store (and I go grocery shopping twice a week!!). I guess it's just the high cost of living in Switzerland.


selina on 06/11/2008:
Have a great day and enjoy that warm weather!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 09, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 129.0

exercise: FIVE miles! wonderful!

variety didn't exist today with my food choices. At least a got a good amount of fruit in and 2 yellow peppers! haha.

B: apple, cereal, milk: 250 :)

lunch: yogurts, cc: 260

snack: cereal, milk, cc: 280

snack: 2 yellow peppers, lg apple: 190.

dinner: cereal/milk: 250

total: 1230 = AWESOME

i decided to try to find insurance today for students and it didn't work very well...so now it's 5:30 and i've snacked a little more than i could have so i'm going for a walk then picking up something microwavable for dinner. i'm not in the mood for tofu/brown rice tonight even though i like it very much. i need to get up the motivation and perhaps even go on my favorite 5 mi walk (not in the mood for 6 mi).

also, i am in the mood for something a little rich for dinner. not in the mood for lower calories. maybe going on the walk will make me feel better! I know it is better to come home and get out of the house ASAP or I start the binge process really easily but it was 4pm and I wanted to make calls about insurance before it was too late!

no other interesting news to report today!

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

rlovell on 06/09/2008:
looks like a good day. take care of yourself and have a great evening. xoxo


thinnsidenotout on 06/09/2008:
I have found that I like the Chicken Artichoke Spinach Lean Pockets...Not too bad in cals/fat/sodium...It is rich in flavor...Nice with a little Tossed Green Salad...

Hope you can get out and about...I give bets that if you go "5", you will talk yourself into "6" when you get to the "5".... Check in on ya a bit later... I went my 6 this morning, but still may go another 2 when Ben has his 1 hour warm-up before the game.....

Hang in there....the day is almost over my friend...You WILL MAKE IT!!!!!!


maria777 on 06/09/2008:
Horn, where are you at tonite??? Oh, you are probably walking...yayyyy!


Beth201P on 06/09/2008:
I hope you enjoyed your walk. Good luck on finding some insurance. Have a great nite.


WI3 on 06/09/2008:
I don't think I know anyone who eats yellow peppers for lunch! That is really cool! I hope you had a great day and were able to get your water in and everything =) Have a fantastic evening!


Agent_Guber on 06/09/2008:
WOW!! 5 Miles is AWESOME!!! WTG!!!


thinnsidenotout on 06/09/2008:
5 miles is SUPER!... I am sure you could run circles around me easily anyday...If you don't feel like going more, then don't!.. It is best to do what you feel is best, cause to overdo it can mean burn-out quickly...

Terrific Tuesday to you tomorrow!


mcwoo40 on 06/10/2008:
Hey your doing great HOP.I am ready to get my ass into gear again with the watchful eye of the doc.Keep on goin it will be worth it,Julie


mcwoo40 on 06/10/2008:
Good effort HOP.I'm trying again with some tablets in tow and with the watchful eye of the doc.Keep it up as it will be worth it,Julie



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 08, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 129.0

total: 1470. i laugh since i was trying to go for a day in the 1200s or at most 1300s. Will try again tomorrow. The good thing is that I took a walk and did hot yoga.

I am still around 129 because of the binging last week. It took longer than expected to get back! But i'm here. By the end of this week, I'd love to see something around 127-128. I guess high expectations never work out so i should settle for something logical.

today is a good day. and I am looking foward to yoga. I want to bike there but I think it will leave me too hot and sweaty. so, i'll bike LATER at the park. i may bring a lawn chair there and do some reading too.

8:45am Breakfast: peach, fiber one, puffed rice, milk: 230 :)

snack: none.

12:45pm lunch: ultima 10 calorie drink mix after yoga, yogurts, cc :)270 I was actually full after the cottage cheese but decided to eat the yogurts anyway.

2pm snack: veggies and teryaki salmon, peach...280 calories too much. I left the house too late and ate all of this just about one hour after I had lunch!

6pm snack: soy chips 140

7:30 dinner: brown rice, tofu, veggies, dressing, salad, 6 ounces raspberries, peach (obviously a little overboard!) 540

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

mmuraro on 06/08/2008:
That's really nice of him! So what are your school plans now? xo


selina on 06/08/2008:
Hi! I see that you also like dinner leftovers for breakfast! I think your goal is very achievable, so go for it! We'll be here cheering for you. Enjoy your day!


maria777 on 06/08/2008:
Looks like a good menu. Hope you have a wonderful day!


thinnsidenotout on 06/08/2008:
I WILL get in that 6 mile walk...SUppose to head out @ 4 with my friend... I might nap a bit before that..Ate too much dinner and now I am paying!


shadetree on 06/08/2008:
I think your break did you a bit of good! You're doing great HoP! Remember, slow and steady wins the race!


thinnsidenotout on 06/08/2008:
A walk AND hot yoga? I only walked....I don't do yoga....I have thought about just dancing in my living room...I love music and love to move to the beat when I am cleaning house.....

Your doing very good!


mmuraro on 06/08/2008:
As for your calories, you know, just embrace these 1470, sounds great to me! Today I was shooting for 1500 and ended up around 1875. I was going to whine about it to myself, but then i thought it is sunday, i went out and had a great time and a beer and ice cream and i checked my calorie calculator and i am still in weight loss zone, so it's pretty okay.

Girl, is there something you cant do? That's a good plan you have. Politics.. yikes! I agree with you there. Sounds like a good investment and a good career plan. You should not stop playing music though. I love horns! Xo.


balloonlady on 06/08/2008:
wow... sounds like a great day.. I love yoga!


maria777 on 06/09/2008:
Hope you are having a good day!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 07, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 129.0

The day was not totally destroyed. i went on a 1.5 hour stroll. ate a quart of pickles (way too much sodium).

Total calories: 2250

Big breakfast. I felt very hungry as well as bingy upon waking up probably due to the large dinner I had.

7am B: peach, 2 cups fiber one, milk, cinnamon, cc: 440.

10am S: too many carbs: 2 peaches, 2 light activia yoguts: 220

11:15am L: tuna, bbq sauce, lettuce, tomatoes 175 apple 130, 11 chocolate milanos 1020 total, not in the mood to eat light today...3 servings chips 500 and i really want a burrito.

2180...

definitely need to rent a movie or two to keep my mind off food later.

goals for the rest of the day: eating: minimal. i will take today off from most exercise unless i feel inclined for a short walk. perhaps return the clothes that don't fit my grandma.

goals for tomorrow: 1200 cal. be successful. don't give in at the drop of a hat. lose the weight and don't stay stagnant. yoga in am. walk in pm.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

rlovell on 06/07/2008:
morning! see my comment below, too. fortunately, i have a couple guy friends with trucks, some great girls who offered to help me pack and i have movers coming tomorrow morning to move the "big stuff"...i will post some pix of the new place when i have a chance. xoxo


jon'smom on 06/07/2008:
Hang in there. The day has just begun and you can do this. Take care! Great food choices, by the way.


selina on 06/07/2008:
your chocolate milanos are like my dates.... let's enjoy them but not all the time, though.


Soon2BThin on 06/07/2008:
Well, you're not alone. I did my 3 mile walk and then rewarded myself with breakfast from the drive-thru at McD's. Yum! But I will try to eat right the rest of the day. I think you deserve a day off anyway! Have a good one!


maria777 on 06/07/2008:
I admire you SO MUCH for buying clothes for your Grandma. I loved my Grandma VERY MUCH but you know what? I don't remember EVER buying her anything. She was always there for me and was such a wonderful person. You are a FANTASTIC Grandaughter!!!

You know what, Horn? I don't think the hours of walking yesterday helped the scale any this morning...it was still at 152. So...I'm still 'sailing' to Island 151...oh well. That's the way it goes sometimes, huh?

Hope you have a real good evening! Big smile to ya!


legcramps on 06/07/2008:
Hey HoP,

I read yesterday's entry and I can SO relate to things in the workplace getting you down. My workplace gets so tense sometimes and I have to remember that it doesn't involve me and I need to do what's best for me - in which I end up ignoring their behaviours and continuing on with my day as cheerfully as possible. Sometimes it doesn't work as well as it is written though, and that's frustrating. I hope things get better for you!!!


thinnsidenotout on 06/07/2008:
Have a great weekend!


madreof6 on 06/07/2008:
smiles have a great weekend


shadetree on 06/08/2008:
Glad you got out and walked yesterday! A quart of pickles, huh? Don't be surprised if all that sodium has you retaining a bit...Drink that water to flush it out! Hope you have a great sunday!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jun 06, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 129.0

Breakfast: strawberries, cereal, milk: 230.

snack: fruit salad in faculty room 100

snack: cc 120

lunch: yogurts, cc: 270

snack: cereal/milk. 230

snack: peach 40

dinner: I will NOT call dinner a binge. instead, i will say I splurged on dinner. Soup, salad, dressing, 2 cups strawberries: 400, followed by: 2 tbls pb, 2 servings of ritz crackers (an extra 350 cal) total 750.

total 1740. I will say that I do not mind this calorie count for today mainly due to the awesome exercise i did.

i know i walked more than five miles. I am not sure exactly what my mileage is, but i'm hoping it's between 6.5 and 7. :) probably closer 6.5...I hope it's this much!!!

so, I probably burned at least 2200 cals today. hopefully.

My goal is to have calorie counts in the 1500s during the weekend - and not more.

in terms of yoga, my plan is to go on Sunday morning and probably not tomorrow morning especially bc its 10pm now and i just finished dinner. i'm full.

if there is a happy hour, i don't plan on attending after work. mainly, i will not be seeing ANY of my coworkers next year and I would rather exercise than have to sit around while people drink.

i spoke to a friend last night and she helped me realize how important it is NOT to let the actions of others in the workplace affect me so much. It'll only make it harder for me and who wants that!? so i have next week, then i might have jury duty the week after, and then it's the last week of school! 3 more weeks!

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

maria777 on 06/06/2008:
Good on the exercising! YAYYY!!! Hope you have a good day, Horn of Plenty!


rlovell on 06/06/2008:
happy friday!!! yay.


Beth201P on 06/06/2008:
Enjoy your exercise. Have a wonderful weekend. ((hugs))


selina on 06/06/2008:
You must looking forwrd to the vacation. i hope you are planning something fun! my daughter has vacation in 3 weeks as well. she is going to take sailing lessons.


thinnsidenotout on 06/06/2008:
Have a wonderful Weekend... Doing Good!


mmuraro on 06/06/2008:
arent you a fan of cereal and milk just like me? hahaha. i would have it in every meal if i could. xoxo.


maria777 on 06/06/2008:
You're right (what you said to my entry)! We both walked for miles and so our 'little' 1700 calories was probably more like 1000 or less, after subtracting the calories we used, hehehe! Glad you pointed that out, hehehe! Have a FANTASTIC nite!


WI3 on 06/06/2008:
It seems like just yesterday you were starting school! YAY for summer vacation! Have a great evening!


rlovell on 06/07/2008:
most of my salads during the week are, unfortunately, from restaurants. luckily i work for a company in which i can pretty much control the menus and they can be fairly healthy if i want them to be. i am always able to find grilled protein and steamed or salad veggies on most menus. portion control is hard for me too- i like volume eating since i am a binge-er by nature...when i make my own salads i really try to just cut everything methodically and slowly-enjoying the art of it. try not to pop things in my mouth while standing because that is a huge trigger for me. sometimes if i am making a meal at home, i try to eat an apple, yogurt, or a handful of nuts first if i am preparing something that will take a long time. salads are a sure bet though and that is the ONLY way during the week that i would get some semblance of all of my veggies. hope you have a great weekend!! xoxo ps- what are your salad tips? any other toppings you add?



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