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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Feb 19, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

WI points: 22...all except for calories/binge and diet.

today was not great. i did manage to do most of the grad work I needed to get done at the library though! I even stayed much later than expected, just so I wouldn't have to come back for so many more hours because the work was not even halfway done. I will probably email the professor with the few questions I have, so that I'm extremely prepared for class! I figure if I work on it as much as I can independently, there's no reason not to go to the professor for assistance. it's better than it being too late and getting a low grade.

total calories today:1370

geevee on 02/20/2007:
Check out Jane Brody's column today in the New York Times about binge eating.


Donkey on 02/20/2007:
I noticed you've stopped weighing in. Do you think that by not weighing in, it has allowed you to live in denial about the effects of bingeing? I'm not sure I'm saying that right. I know that when I stop weighing in, it is WAY too easy to get carried away with eating too much. So that's where I'm coming from, with my question.


greeneyedlady61 on 02/20/2007:
Thanks for the encouragement you left me. I really need it. I feel like I can't accomplish something like this and that is not like me to give up easily on something. I think I let it go too far. Meaning put TOO much weight on. I hope I can do it.


monet0239 on 02/20/2007:
Hope tomorrow is better for ya hun.. hugs



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Feb 18, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

Edit 2: Kelp noodles are made of kelp (seaweed). They have a neutral, almost no taste. They are clear and crunchy. They remind me a little of bean sprouts with their consistency. But, they do not have a strong taste at all. They are good with sauce and flavoring...far better than having them plain. They can be a substitute for pasta. To the same effect, I think shirataki noodles are the best substitute for pasta I have seen so far. _____________________________________________________________________

I can't throw out tempting foods because I didn't buy them....if I lived on my own (or with someone who has similiar eating habits as myself...) there would not be such tempting foods in my house!

Edit: WI points: 24. (binged, didn't stick to diet)

So, today started off well, but I didn't stick to it. Its unfortunate that I made the decision to binge again because it's going to be difficult balancing out yesterday and today with the rest of this week! Doesn't leave much wiggle room calorie-wise!

I wasn't brought up on sweets and candy. It's just a tactic that I use when I procrastinate doing work. I look towards food, sugary food. Procrastination in life in general. ahh, well.

Oh, biscottibody, I list my menu here because I love reading other member's menus here. I figure I ought to post mine and other people will continue to post their menus too. I like to see what people are eating so that I can see if I'd want to make myself some of those foods as well. I also figure that other people just might get ideas from my menu.

The shirataki noodles need to be flavored with something. It is easy to get turned off by having too much of them. However, the package they come in is small. But, like I said, having too much will make you get sick of them fast. Maybe its because they have some fiber. Eating one package will give you 4 grams of fiber. Its not a tremendous amount, but more than white pasta. Their consistency is almost the same as noodles, but I think that the body (tastebuds) can tell and that is why I believe they shouldn't be eaten alone. I made them into a light "macaroni and cheese" dish earlier today. They go great in soups, salads, and stir-fries, says the package.

Foods for the day: apple, large peach, yogurt, kelp noodles, shirataki noodles, mozzerella cheese, tomato, seared tuna, Binge on two heavily sweetened columbo yogurts, chocolate bars, cookies, candy....light dinner later on: salad, shirataki noodles, 1 egg.

Total calories: 2310.

Something good about myself: while driving home after teaching a french horn lesson, I was really proud of myself (being the teacher) and my student. she's coming to play in the university band to check it out this Thursday night and I can't wait to see her there! I know she's going to be a MAJOR success next year when she goes there! Goodnight, wishing myself and everyone better days tomorrow.

____________________________________________________________

so, despite any effort to watch calories today...I decided mid-morning to go into a binge again...today is gonna be a 2500 calorie day. I can't go past that, or its gonna take forever to balance out yesterday (practically 4000 cal.) and today. arg. My dad was talking about my grandmother coming over for dinner possibly during the week. I'm not too excited for that after these two binges! I hope it doesn't happen.

somebody asked if this is just how my body works. well, i like the eating healthy part. I don't like the binge part where I eat so much it makes me so full that it hurts. It has to do with the euphoric feeling that all of the sugars do from the food inside in my body. I've spoken about this before. I'm addicted to food and the way I feel after I overeat. so, i guess i'm gonna have to try harder to stop binging.

girliegirl6486 on 02/18/2007:
I know exactly how you feel...I notice I feel so much better when I eat healthy and my body feels so much better too. But then sometimes I go on binges that are usually related to stress...such as this past week. I hate how you feel great while you are eating the food but after, your stomach is stuffed and you feel miserable.

So here's a "You can do it!" for both you and me this week, because I didn't do well with eating last week! : )


mcwoo40 on 02/18/2007:
Hi, come on get back on track,just throw away all those goodies away so you are not tempted.I would say that i am addicted to food too,not bothered about cigarettes or booze,but like cigs and booze, food has it's risks to our health aswell, unfortunately.Forget what you have binged on and start tomorrow with a fresh outlook,maybe do some exercise to burn some of those cals off.That's what i did today,hopefully no damage done??Bye 4 now Julie


greengirl on 02/18/2007:
I think what biscotti is saying makes some sense. Its only when I feel I cant have chocolate that I get the urge to eat it.And I dont even have a sweet tooth!!! If its there on offer if I want it, I find its easier to resist!! This is definately a mental issue! Good luck with getting back on track :)


borntocry on 02/18/2007:
Hi HoP,

I felt that a binge was coming... you'd been keeping your calories so low last week. You've got to watch out for that - don't starve yourself or you'll pay the price. Our bodies come with built-in survival mechanisms and we're programmed to eat as much as possible to fend off the famine!

So, the shirataki noodles were a success. I must make a trip to the Asian grocery store to look for them. What did you have them with? Were they really filling? I mean, there must be a catch... or could I just eat tons of this stuff all day long for hardly any calories?


Donkey on 02/18/2007:
I hope that you can find a way to reconcile the bingeing. It might take some time to get to the point where you can eat sugar in moderation. I can't say that I ever got to that point (LOL), but I binge in response to stress, not deprivation per se. Keep trying!!!


borntocry on 02/18/2007:
By the way, thanks for your insight on the situation with my husband. You're completely right - we basically spend all our time together and do everything together, so he sees my brother as an interloper and resents his presence. I don't think he would ever try to forbid me from doing anything, but I feel guilty knowing that I'm ruining my husband's weekend by inviting my brother over to stay with us. And then it's so stressful for me to be around the two of them! So the next time maybe I will ask them both to make more of an effort with each other. Hopefully that will take the some of the burden off me!


GG on 02/18/2007:
HEY! I am so glad you got your noodles and your loving them! I think my new order came in the mail today but I do not have enough energy to go get them because I am suffering from food poisoning today (no not from the noodles! ha ha) I am sorry you have been out-right binging, I guess the theory is true, that we eat more over the weekends then during the week. I have no doubt in my mind that you cannot come through this! Dont worry too much about it and just look to the future!


sharklover on 02/18/2007:
Julie had a good sugestion about just throwing out those tempting foods. I also enjoy the feeling a binge gives you, I've been struggling with those urges this past week.

All I can suggest is maybe don't let yourself take a bite of that first thing, because I know for me at least, if I never start its a little bit easier than if I eat one thing and then have to try to stop myself.

You can overcome this, I know you can!

Oh, and thanks a lot for the suggestion, for a long time I have thought that getting manacures would help me, but I just never went to get one. I'll make sure to try it, once I have nails again. :-)


leeumom on 02/18/2007:
I wish you luck. I have trouble with sweets. Having ice cream sets me off and I'm on a roll at that point. It is just something that I don't give up on but now and then will go get a controlled portion. The book above really sounds good. My husband has the issue of overeating. Think I will have him check it out so we can read it. Good luck!


weightlossyoyo on 02/18/2007:
What are kelp noodles? Good luck for the rest of the week.


Justine6Robert3 on 02/19/2007:
I think Biscottibody has some good info for you. You really should check out that book. You do soooo good until those binges set in. What is good is that the rest of the time you really do eat such great healthy food and you always get back on track after the binging!

I really can't offer to much advise when it comes to the bingeing but I hope your able to find away to avoid triggering that need to eat all that sugar!

I find I can't just have 1 chocolate either and once I taste one I want to pig out! I also find week-ends more tough than during the week!

You are strong and you can do this! You are so wonderful and supportive to all of us here, you always have such nice and positive comments for everyone!! All the best, I hope today is better for you!


monet0239 on 02/19/2007:
HEY DARLIN.. YOU DIDNT MAKE ME WANT PASTA.. HEHE.. I MAKE THIS DISH ALOT OF MY FAMILY.. I CALL IT STEAK AND SHAKE NIGHT..LOL.. WITH OUT GOING OUT.. MUCH CHEAPER..LOL.. BUT SINCE I HAD ALREADY CHEATED THAT DAY.. I HAD SOME.. I KNOW.. BAD BAD.., BUT TODAY IS A NEW DAY..:).. GONNA GO LOOK UP THESE OTHER NOODLES OF YOURS NOW.. HAVE A GREAT DAY HUN..:)..


borntocry on 02/19/2007:
Oh, HoP... I feel for you. I know how hard it is to have to live with all those tempting foods. I think I have come to a good compromise with my husband - I still buy goodies for him but I try to avoid anything which I absolutely can't resist. So for instance I'll buy ice-cream, but not my favourite flavours. But when I visit my parents - disaster! My mother has the same tastes as me and she eats very little... so there are always tons of my favourite foods lying around!

Thanks for your comment. I, too, did not want to wait until I turn thirty to get fit. That was actually one of the things which inspired me to start trying to get into shape a couple of years ago. My husband was about to turn thirty and reminiscing about his glory days as a star athlete back when he was in his prime at age eighteen. Well, I realised that if things continued the way they were going, I would grow old with nothing in life to look back on with pride. I would never know what I could have done in my youth! Well, I didn't want to let that happen!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Feb 17, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

WI Points: 14. (binged, went above diet plans, no nice comments about myself...)

MAJOR BINGE TODAY, 3930 calories. pretty accurate on that.

I ate well all day, but breakfast was a small binge actually, at 650 calories. I'll list everything I had today:

soy milk, fiber one 2 cups, 1 yogurt with 2 tbs PB, huge peach, egg, tofu, mushrooms, kelp noodles, salad spritzer dressing spray, seared tuna, red pepper, apple, 2 peaches, egg, 2 plum tomatoes....

Binge: 4 100 cal cookies, 2 huge chocolate bars, chocolate truffles with filling, 3 double chocolate milanos, 1 large 140 calorie cookie, 2 cups life cereal and soy milk, potato chips, tortilla chips, and chedder popcorn. (I had all of this at once!). oops.

i guess next time I feel this way I can always go to mcdonalds, sit there and have ONE apple pie or something. gosh.

see you all soon.

update on my second taste test of the shirataki noodles!!!!!!!!!!................

THEY ARE GOOD! yep, I followed directions on how to prepare them to the t! so, you must drain and dry them VERY well! I dried them with a hair/blow dryer! LOL. then, you MUST boil them for 3 minutes. Then, dry them again...I did it with a blow dryer, again! They have no taste and look/feel almost EXACTLY like noodles! I HIGHLY recommend them!!!! :) I am VERY happy!

per package, tofu shirataki noodles are 40 calories.

Justine6Robert3 on 02/17/2007:
Shirataki noodles, I think I'll see if I can find those and give them a try! That's great that the tofu is so low in calories, I would love it if I could manage to eat some more variety of "healthy" food.

Its very frustrating for me because I feel so limited in my choices because I am sooooo picky. I'm trying to be more adventurous and try out new things but so far I haven't had much luck stumbling onto things that I can see myself eating regularly!! I am forever envious of how much veggie's you manage to fit into your daily diet! I realize that you enjoy them but still, you have great healthy veggies all the time!!

Great job on keeping your calories low lately and resisting the urge to binge!! Your doing fantastic!


monet0239 on 02/17/2007:
Hmm are these shirataki noodles low carb? or am I dreaming something to good to be true..lol.. sorry for the bing.. but that is a good idea to go to Mc Donalds.. you may not want to keep spending money if you want more..lol..

hugs sweetie..


new_school on 02/17/2007:
Well, that sounds like a yummy thing...although hair dryer to food is something new....


sharklover on 02/17/2007:
Well, I hope you enjoyed your binge today. it made my mouth water just reading about it. :-)

Thanks for the info on the noodles. They sound really interesting. I'll have to try them, although I'm not so sure about having to blow dry them. :-P


Justine6Robert3 on 02/17/2007:
Okay, when I commented you hadn't had the binge yet!! I have been struggling a little the last couple of days also. I seem to have a hard time on the week-ends. Not to mention there is chocolate around that I can see from Valentine's day that everyone bought for the kids!!

Sounds like you had some tasty foods there during that binge, 2 chocolate bars, trouffles, cookies...... your making me hungry!! I honestly don't know where you put it all!

Tomorrow is another day you get to start all over again. You did have some great healthy stuff in there. Take Care!


hollybelle on 02/18/2007:
Hummmmm.....hair dryer as kitchen tool - interesting! You know, I find that if I start off the day with a big breakfast I eat "big" all day. I don't know why. Also - you eat SO well all the time - do you think you your "normal" pattern might be that you save up your sweet tooth days for one big blow out day? You STILL had wonderful nutrition along with your sweet treats. And just why didn't you say something nice about yourself? Hummmmmmm?????


Moody on 02/18/2007:
I had to wipe the drool off my keyboard when I read about your binge! LOL

Seriously, you do eat so well 99% of the time..maybe this is just how your body works.. Did you feel sick afterwards? I don't know where you put it!!

I am craving peaches now after reading your entry..where are you finding fresh peaches this time of year!!


WorkingIt2 on 02/18/2007:
Looks like you had an attack of the chocolates. I know how that is! I ate all my chocolates yesterday, it didn't leave much room for REAL food but at least it is all gone now =) I also had low points yesterday (((((((((((((Horn))))))))) it is always good to know that even though you binge, you always get back on track!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Feb 16, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

WI Points: not all, because once again, I'm choosing not to exercise. I'm pretty full from an amazing lo-cal dinner for all of the food that was involved. I'd rather hop into bed soon, than the treadmill

ahh, back to WI points: 34 points!

Breakfast was larger than normal, but I'm not calling it a binge. I didn't get a lot of sleep last night and it was difficult for me to get out the door this morning.

Foods: 2 cups fiber one cereal, 1 cup soy milk, 1 egg, 2 eggwhites, another egg, 1/4 package tofu, another 1/4 package tofu, carrots, tomato, balance bar, 1/4 tofu, 2 red peppers, sea tangle, peach, i guess around a pound of cauliflower, salad and spray dressing, sea tangle again and dressing sprayed on it, portabella mushrooms, seared tuna.

Total calories: 1325 appoximately.

so, the Sea Tangle is the kelp noodle that GG mentioned in her diary. I am so glad she did, I LOVE IT! It has no taste, but is not the same consistency as the actual noodle. It is actually crunchy. However, you can make it with anything and it takes on the flavors of whatever you make it with. It does need some flavoring as it is very boring by itself. BTC, I know you like sweet/carby things. I assume you would like it anyway. I can see you making it into some kind of dessert, perhaps.

To let all of you know, the sea tangle needs to be refrigorated. I don't think I realized that! Thankfully, I didn't go too overboard ordering it! However, about 1/8 of the fridge in my basement now has bags of kelp noodles in it!

The website for the kelp noodles/ Sea Tangle Company is:

http://kelpnoodles.com/index.html

The company is in California. It shows on the website where they ship to and how much. Shipping is definitely a little pricey, that's why I orderred a bit more...so that I don't have to buy them again so soon. I had a hunch I'd like them. I think people who like trying new things will. however, if you're wanting a mock-noodle, this is not it. However, its soooo close! No taste! Meaning, no bad taste and you can seriously make it into whatever you want! Great in soups, I presume!

I have yet to retry the shirataki noodles. Those are made of a root/tofu. However, mostly a root vegetable. I bought one bag in the supermarket and should not have ordered them online because now I have to pay for shipping. However, their online price was cheaper for the actual product than in the store. I'm nervous and hope that I"m not disappointed. If I hate it, I'm going to try to return them to my supermarket, lol. Otherwise, I'm not paying to ship them back; and will have to toss them out. I hope I like them!!!

Goodnight all!

WorkingIt2 on 02/16/2007:
That is so great that you like those noodles...I'll have to check out the health food places around here and see what they have. Great job on the calories! You've had a full week and we are all ready for bed LOL.

I hope you like the shirataki noodles!


borntocry on 02/17/2007:
I had also read that those kelp noodles are kind of crunchy, but I'm having a hard time imagining that. Is it like spaghetti squash?


leeumom on 02/17/2007:
Wow, I just got started on this site. I have never heard of the noodles. Looks like I have some research to do. Keep up the good work.


hollybelle on 02/17/2007:
Hey there! Once again I am totally impressed by your food choices. Thanks for your comments on my diary, but I think you have me confused with someone else regarding the comments about daughter needing good nutrition (fried and burgers all the time). My daughter is recovering from eating disorder. She is vegetarian although she recently experimented with eating chicken again, but has since decided not to.


Moody on 02/17/2007:
I love how you are always trying new things!! I am pretty boring when it comes to foods! I'm glad that you enjoy the noodles so much since you had to order more than you really wanted to!! Yay!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Feb 15, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

Did everything except exercise. I wasn't gonna do it before work. I wasn't gonna do it before bed. No sir! So, WI Points: 34. everything else was good.

Today I taught a really good lesson after school and the band rehearsal that I did in the morning went really well, too! On my way home from my late rehearsal, I stopped to get some snacks. I was almost tempted to get more...but I came home a made a much smarter decision, to take a STEAMING HOT SHOWER. well, by the time I got out, my craving for anything and everything settled, and now I'm typing this.

Foods: egg, apple, egg, 1/4 tofu, 1/4 tofu again, carrots, tomato, apple, tofu, huge bag of the frozen veggies (microwaved), egg, (i know, too many eggs today - although the reports show that up to 15 eggs per week is alright), 2 bags of dried apples, 100 cal balance bar, yogurt.

Total cals: 1190. This was close, in almost turned into more on my ride home from rehearsal around 10:45pm.

Good luck to me tomorrow...Gonna be a little out of it/tired.

borntocry on 02/16/2007:
I often take a nice, long, steaming hot shower when I get home from work to keep me from hitting the snacks straight away. It seems to do the trick!


greengirl on 02/16/2007:
Sounds like another good day for you. Well done :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Feb 14, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

WI points: ALL!

crazy day with all the sleet and ice!!! I'm surprised school wasn't cancelled...but, they didn't know it would be so bad for driving...I wonder what will happen tomorrow!

Today was a good day, but morning wasn't bingy...just a little more food than normal and I ended up leaving the house with a terrible stomachache due to the fiber in a bowl of bran, an apple, and an egg.

School was good today. Laid back. It was also the elementary school's birthday...so kids were having a fun day as well! I was supposed to teach a lesson after school, but the mom cancelled it saying I should get home. I'm glad she did that, because it did take about 1 hour instead of 25 min, to get back home.

I got a lot of things done today and I'm proud of myself for keeping up with everything. During the break next week, I will catch up on a few things that I'm not necessarily getting done while school is in session because I want more time to think about them. I'd rather not have the pressure of the school day or anything else on my mind while I write a timpani part for one of the pieces we'll be playing....I realize this makes no sense to most of you on DD.

Anyway, food was good. It was stressful at dinner as I ate with my family...but my food. We all sat at the same table and my sister was acting very b----y. She asked my dad where her valentine was...like she automatically deserves candy no matter how rude she is. whatever.

Foods: bran cereal and soy milk, apple, egg, egg, tomato, carrots, tofu, tea with milk, 100 cal balance bar, strained yogurt, seaweed salad, tomato, seaweed salad again!, lb of microwaved sliced peppers with dressing, 1/4 block of tofu, grapefruit.

I tried to keep calories to 1200, averaging at about 1205!!! It took 2 tomatoes as well as two packages of seaweed salad to keep calories low, lol!

I serisouly can't wait till the two new foods I ordered come....I plan on trying the shirataki tofu noodles again and I'm trying the sea triangle company seaweed noodles!!! I can't wait! LOL, i don't know how many people could say the same!

Goodnight!

mylifechanges on 02/14/2007:
i feel like i tell you this every day, but I am so incredibly amazed at your food choices! Have you always eaten this way or did you gradually begin eating healthy. How do you do it, really!?


WorkingIt2 on 02/14/2007:
Congrats on a good day!! LOL your food choices are so healthy and so very, very interesting. The excitement over the seaweed noodles is too cool! Happy Valentine's Day!


Justine6Robert3 on 02/14/2007:
You actually get excited about seaweed noodles, yes I think you are right not to many people would get excited about it! Good for you, you keep eating that seaweed!! Are the noodles green?!

Great job on your food again today and nice low calories also!


borntocry on 02/15/2007:
Hi HoP,

Thanks for your advice on drinking lots of tea, water, etc when I feel a binge coming on. You're right, it does fill me up... I must remember to do this!!

I am also impatient to for those noodles to get there, so you can tell us what they're like!!


mcwoo40 on 02/15/2007:
Hi, those noodles sound intriguing,i hope they don't dissapoint you after you waiting for them.Here in England, if you order seaweed in a chinese restaurant i believe it is only deep fried cabbage what a con!!Keep focused,Julie


Leeumom on 02/15/2007:
You are simply wonderful! I read your bio. It is so good to see you put your height in there. I wish they would request that in the bio. Other wise I would wonder why so low! You are an inspiration! Mylifechanges (mama)!


greengirl on 02/15/2007:
Well done on the calories and well done on the challenge points. you are doing so well :)


hollybelle on 02/15/2007:
Well done on the foods. I too continue to be amazed - maybe if I print your posts - go to the store and eat just like you ------ well, maybe someday! Good job at not freaking out with the sister's attitude. Whew - family! Gotta love 'em!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Feb 13, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

WI Points: ALL!

Another great day on the diet front. Sadly, i wasn't able to do everything I planned to after work. I did practice a little today, but not as much as I should. However, I decided a little relaxation and an earlier bedtime are WELL WORTH IT!

I had my grad class today and I also found that the majority of the assignment that I did was done correctly. Therefore, all that sitting in the library I did was also WELL WORTH IT. Yoga has been on hold since I started this new job, January 22nd. However, next week I have off already for a school vacation, so i'll most probably go to yoga as often as I possibly can!

I've noticed that if I can buy extra large amounts of healthy foods, I don't run out at all by the weekend and I tend to eat much healthier because I have such a wide varied selection that doesn't dwindle down by the end of the week. It also prevents me from having to go food shopping twice or more in one week.

Foods Today: Peach, egg, egg, egg white, emergen'c fizz, 1/2 cup shredded bbq chicken, tomato, carrots, large tea and milk, 100 cal balance bar, light yogurt, FAGE yogurt, Large tea and milk again, seaweed salad, tofu, large salad with fat free balsamic.

Total calories: 1075....but for some reason, I feel like I'm missing something...

WorkingIt2 on 02/13/2007:
So nice that you took some time off and had a great class! I agree, if I don't run out of healthy foods by the weekend, I do better as well!


mylifechanges on 02/13/2007:
I'm still so amazed by your healthy food choices!! :) Good job on the points- I know you'll be at the top of the challenge again this month!


Justine6Robert3 on 02/13/2007:
Thanks for the comment. Great Job on your calories today! I'm sure you'll get back on track with your Yoga classes once you have adjusted to being back to work. Its hard to find the time and energy after a long day at work but you'll get back to it!

I still don't know how you eat seawee salad and tofu! Great healthy food choices today!!


borntocry on 02/14/2007:
You have been doing so well lately! Just make sure you don't let yourself get too hungry!


moody on 02/14/2007:
Yep, having healthy foods available makes all the difference in your choices!! So good for you for planning ahead!!

I haven't had Yoga for over a week because it keeps getting cancelled due to the weather! If it's cancelled tomorrow that makes a full 2 weeks!

I hope that you do something YOU enjoy next week on your much deserved break!


Jmarie60 on 02/14/2007:
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!


greengirl on 02/14/2007:
When you are good, you are very, very good!!! Happy Valentine's Day :)


FortySomething on 02/14/2007:
Hi..thanks for leaving a comment on my entry....I am really excited not only about blogging, but reading everyone else's helps a lot too. We are not alone. Happy Valentine's Day!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Feb 12, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

WI points: all!!!

Geevee, I have heard of the two products you mentioned, but have not tried either one! Maybe next time...but, isn't the spirulina one a little high in calories? I'm not sure. the taste of the kombucha is a little "vinegary." I've tried two types, the cranberry one had much less of a vinegar taste and I liked it far better!

Food was good today.

Foods: egg, large peach, egg, tomato, carrots, bbq shredded chicken, large tea with milk, 100 cal balance bar, strained yogurt, seaweed salad, package of microwavable vegetables, lox, grapefruit. and another peach.

Total cal: 1180. Goodnight!

I had a good day, I was productive.

Moody on 02/12/2007:
Great points!!! You're doing awesome!!

I had no idea what some of your foods were that you mentioned, but your peach sounds heavenly!!

Glad you had such a great day!! Keep it up!


sharklover on 02/12/2007:
Great food, great points, great day! Great job!!


girliegirl6486 on 02/12/2007:
Great job with the calories, food today was a good variety too!


smiley2 on 02/13/2007:
Just checking in to say helooooo :)


borntocry on 02/13/2007:
Wow, good job with the calories! That must have been tough for you!

So you've tried the shirataki noodles (I was kind of thinking I should have left that comment to you instead of GG, but I see you read it anyway!)? It's somewhat of a relief to know that they might not be all that great because otherwise I'd have to kick myself for practically giving up pasta when there's a 0-calorie alternative out there! Also, I don't know if they're available here. There's an Asian store where I could look. So let me know if you try them again!


Umpqua on 02/13/2007:
What healthy food choices, and they sound yummy! Great job! Thanks for your comment to me and don't worry, I don't make a habit of skipping meals. And when I do I make up the calories. No one around here ever goes hungry ;)


WorkingIt2 on 02/13/2007:
OH GREAT JOB on the calories!!! GOOD Going! YAY!


lafemme_loca on 02/13/2007:
You are doing great as always ! :-) Thanks for your comments on my post. I went back and counted up the protein and was happily surprised to find it actually was 74g for the day... :-) Enjoy your night !!


sasyredneckgirl on 02/13/2007:
MMM have to agree with moody that peach sounds YUMMY!!! looks like you had a great Day :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Feb 11, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

WI Points: 24. although calories were low today I was eating when i was full, so no points for binge/diet.

I tried this really cool drink a week ago made from fermented kombucha (some kind of tea leaf, I believe). It has an aquired taste for about 60-70 calories a bottle. However, it's difficult to drink this stuff fast because it has a powerful taste and its slightly carbonated. It's satisfying! And, for a large bottle, 60-70 calories is not bad! It has a ton of health benifits. I threw away the bottle, so next time I get it, probably this coming weekend, I will write more information on it. I looked online, but there are a few websites but all of them advertise a slightly different product than the one I bought. more about that another time.

my stomach is streched to its limit, ugh. I actually only exercised 20 minutes yesterday...and i'm only gonna do a half hour today. I'll make up for yesterday mostly in my calories these coming days.

i orderred the noodles, GG! As soon as I read about them in your entry, I searched them out! So, I can't wait to try them in about a week!

Goodnight, all!

WorkingIt2 on 02/11/2007:
That drink sounds very interesting! Would love to hear more about it =)


geevee on 02/11/2007:
The acquired taste of kombucha is probably similar to the asai that we're hooked on. Asai has a definite medicinal, unpleasant taste yet it gets rave reviews and is hailed as the new wonder fruit. Ask that gal at your health food store about it the next time you go. It's not cheap by any means. At Wild Oats a 12oz bottle of it goes for $2.95. One pound of frozen pulp for $5.00. I'll ask Billy about kombucha.

Have you tried spirlina? that's supposed to be so nutritious. The negative for me is the awful color or charcoal gray that it gives to Billy's delicious smoothees. It's like you look at this ugly concoction and lose all desire because it's so unappealing. At least all the other fruit pulp we use masks the awful smell of asai. The sherbet-type ice made from it though is good.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Feb 10, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

WI Points: 22. too high calories, binge dinner by finishing everything, only 20 min exercise.

Total calories: 5600!

Eating was fantastic, all day.

However, tonight was one killer of a "cheat meal." Maybe some of you remember I wrote earlier this week that i'd be going out to dinner on Saturday night. Well, that was last night. We went to Houlihan's. I'm sure some of you are familiar with that place. I ordered a grilled vegetable with cheese and pesto practically fried panini sandwich that came with fries. I had the entire thing. Also, I had a piece of the "pizza" looking appetizer called "crisp lavosh pizzette." I also had some of the cabbage salad with whatever dressing was on it that came with the seared tuna in fried wanton wrappers. For dessert, I had HALF or more of the apple cobbler/pie with whipped cream and vanilla ice cream. then, I had 1/2 of my friend's peanut butter cheesecake dessert as well:

Calories for Houlihans: appetizers: 600; Large fries: 1,000; HUGE grilled pannini sandwich: 1500; very large apple cobbler, whipped cream and ice cream: 1,000; peanut butter cheesecake: 600. Total: 4710

Calories for early part of the day: apple, egg, emergen-c, egg, coffee, light yogurt, salad with arugala mix, tomato, summer squash, green peppers, mushrooms, another egg (not much to choose from, I was at the University), a new kind of very low sugar, all natural and raw drink, 1 cup of bran, 1/2 cup soymilk, one greek yogurt with some chocolate stevia flavoring.

Total calories for early part of the day: 890. I was happy with that because NO binges were involved. I didn't think I'd be having dessert at Houlihan's, though.

I don't regret last night, but my stomach is still in pain today. LOL. It was a lot of food. the apple cobbler looked like more than 1/4 of what could have been an entire pie/recipe.

candance on 02/11/2007:
Just put it behind you and start all over today. Today is the first day of the rest of your life!


borntocry on 02/11/2007:
Oh my goodness, is that really how many calories there are in those dishes? I would never have estimated them that high!


geevee on 02/11/2007:
What a good reminder that I CANNOT trust myself to go to Houlihan's.


mcwoo40 on 02/11/2007:
Tomorrow is always another day to start your diet as long as you enjoyed what you over indulged i would'nt worry,Julie


greengirl on 02/11/2007:
Thats one big meal!!!! How did you fit it in?? Seriously tho'. Whats done is done. Just have to start again :)


GG on 02/11/2007:
You totally do not have to appologize for all the notes I love them! ha ha! And I am soooo glad I made your day with the noodles! As a matter of fact, I just had some! They have the funniest texture and you would never have thought but they are crunchy! But they are awsome and mold to ANY FLAVOR you put on them! I just put tomato paste & basil on them and microwaved them for a bit and let me say: PASTA! It was awsome and a really good snack because I am no longer hungry! And hopefully I wont be until dinner! However, shipping takes a week, so I would get on that soon! I think I am going to order some more very soon! --Woah, I just read your entry and MAN, going out to dinner wrecks havoc on one's diet!!! But oh well, you knew it was going to be a cheat meal!! I mean if it were a straight out binge then it would have not been too fun! --What was your new kind of low sugar? The sweetener I use is Stevia, I am sure you have heard of it right? It is a bit expensive but you can get it at whole foods & wild oats and it has zero calories so it is worth it's expense! ha ha! --All I can say about your big eating day, I hope you worked out a bit? ha ha!


GG on 02/11/2007:
ha, i just read that you do know what stevia is: never mind! ha ha ha!


GG on 02/11/2007:
Ok now I am bombarding you with messages: I am on the website of the restaurant you went to last night and...well you could have made slightly better choices but I guess if the food is good and you knew you wanted to cheat: GO FOR IT! ha ha! Just next time stick to the fish selections or fajitas!! :)


mylifechanges on 02/11/2007:
just remember that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it. You had a bad day- we all do. Your strength is found in rising to meet the challenge again tomorrow! You can do it!



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