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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Mar 05, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

Let me just tell you...this morning was an absolute disaster between my sister and I. I made the mistake of talking to her blatantly rudely. I told her to clean up her things in the kitchen before my mom returns from israel bc i wouldn't be cleaning her stuff. I said it in a mean tone and my sister got VERY PISSED to say the least.

I read your comments, and you are all making very good points. I should listen, I should just grow up. Point is, my sister doesn't realize what she is/isn't doing and i'm not communicating how I feel to her well at all. It's making a complete mess of things. We were shouting at each other and she told me that she wanted to "kick me in my face" as I left the house. She said, "As far as i'm concerned, we are over, i want nothing to do with you." she also said she didn't care about me or the situation. funny thing is, she cared enough to tell my dad all about it last night...and he came in my room and woke me up in the middle of the night because she was upset about my "away message" on aim. It didn't mention her directly, but she knew what it was about. so, of course, she went to my dad. He felt bad about yelling at her earlier for using the hot water, so to be fair, he came in my room and woke me up around 1am!!! so, i got not sleep. terrible night. I was crying when I got to my classroom. no sleep and all this stress is the last thing i need.

I just need to not be affected personally anymore, since she is not aware that it affects me in the first place (or she probably wouldn't do it?!)

any other ideas on this matter? sorry for the neg. journal entry. ___________________________________________________________

well, my sister used up all the hot water just before i got home to take a shower! it's time my mom got back from israel (she's been there one week) because i think that even she would make sure my sister didn't use up all the hot water so i have to take a cold shower! earlier this week, my sister took a shower when i needed to and i had to wait up. now, i have to wait up again. EVERY SINGLE night this week is LATE for me! what is late??? i get home for the night around 10-10:30 EVERY NIGHT, including FRIDAY! good luck to me.

WI Points: none. major binge today. 2500 cal.

breakfast: 280 cal.

snack: 70cal

lunch: 160 cal.

snack: 90 cal.

Binge/rest of evening: 1/2 lb squash, dressing, tomato, microwave 100 cal vegetables, salad, 2 red peppers, yogurt, 2 plums, powerbar, second powerbar, baby crunch bar, 5 mini baby ruths, 2 almond joy minis, 2 tablespoons pb, 3 pims (type of cookie).

total: 2500 calories on the dot. not so hot. i'm totally going crazy with the job interview coming up among other things like a rehearsal tonight.

goodnight all!

Donkey on 03/05/2007:
Your lunch and snack calories are too low. So low calories and with stressful events coming up (rehersal, interview) leads to a binge.

I recall that you said that you tend to binge before rehearsals, which is not a good habit. Why do you suppose that happens?

But with something as important as a job interview coming up... I'm not trying to make excuses for you, but I would do whatever it took for me to get through to the interview and THEN focus on diet/exercise.


Donkey on 03/05/2007:
Let me rephrase that. I would do whatever it took - as long as it was LEGAL - for me to get through the interview. And THEN focus on the diet/exercise, etc.

Do be kind and forgiving to yourself in this stressful time. You do what you have to do; you do what you can.


WorkingIt2 on 03/05/2007:
Sorry to read that your sister did it to you again. What a drag! Your binges seem to be more like a natural calorie cycle as you get back on track and even the calories out with the exercise and everything. It doesn't seem that it causes you weight gain? I wish you BUNCHES of luck that everything will go as you want it to go!!


WorkingIt2 on 03/05/2007:
**hug** thank you for explaining about the binges. I get nervous before I have big presentations and I will admit that I would love to eat my way through the tension...I cope by perhaps staying in my calories but eating food that isn't exactly healthy. Which really isn't any better LOL.


smiley2 on 03/06/2007:
Thanks for the comment you left me. Seems like you have a few problems of your own at the moment. Maybe you should have a chat with your sister so that she can perhaps take a shower earlier in the evening before you get home...otherwise just race her to the shower heheh, im sure you will win ;)Communication is always key, even at times when it seems difficult. Good luck with the job interview.


borntocry on 03/06/2007:
I really think you need to talk to your sister about this. She has to be made to realise that she is living with other people. I know things aren't great between the two of you but give her a chance to make amends for her ways. If you discuss this with her politely and she doesn't listen, then you will have a good excuse to refuse to do anything for her in the future. Whereas if you act hostile towards her without talking to her about it first she will only go and complain to your parents and make you out to be the one at fault.

Really, I know there's not much you can do in this situation but you have my sympathy!


greengirl on 03/06/2007:
I have a lot of sympathy for you. It must be very frustrating for you, especially the hot water situation. I had to share a bedroom with my older sisters until I was 14 and we were always arguing about similar stuff. Try to keep cool until your mother returns. Good luck with the upcoming interview:0)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Mar 04, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

WI Points: all!

I made sure there was exercise...sadly I cut it short, only a half hour!!! I have been missing out on Yoga this past couple of weekends and its driving me nuts...I'm also frustrated because I'm not even exercising all that much. The reason: my schedule is not allowing me the time. plus, i don't want to run around any more than I currently am...I believe in time to breathe and, with that, like time to sit here and go online and type to you all! I know my schedule will loosen up maybe next month or so!

Friday evening I got home around 9:30pm and walked for a half hour. Saturday morning I rehearsed, came home for 10 minutes and taught two lessons. Next thing I knew, it was 5pm. I had something to eat...and went to the university to the library, which I didn't realize was closing at 9pm and not 11 or 12! so, I went to the gym before I got home around 10pm! Then, today, I went back to the library and was there till 1pm! I missed the yoga class. I came home around 2pm and then went out to teach a lesson at 4pm. On the way home, I stopped at the University to use the gym! That's my weekend! Nothing socially exciting...and if i did go out, I'd be even more exhausted than I am now!

Foods were very healthy today...I've been eating to the point of major fullness...but I guess its better than binging on the wrong things!? ehhh, there are other things I could be more worried about....although, is there such thing as your stomach exploding from too much food, lol!?

Breakfast: It was large. 2 cups all bran/fiber one mixture. one cup soy milk. yogurt. kombucha drink. 490 cal.

Snack: tea with milk. 40

Lunch: kelp noodles, salad, spray dressing, red pepper, yogurt, shirataki noodles with cinnamon, tomato. 245 cal.

Snack, pretty close to lunchtime, 3 caramel clusters (candy): 230 cal.

Snack before exercise: 1 plum, 1 enviga drink 30 cal.

Dinner: 2 plums, tofu, kelp noodles, tomato, mushrooms, mixed vegetables for stir fry, tomato.

Total cal: 1460. could've been lower, but I went all out on dinner and breakfast. still, nice calories and I am happy!

goodnight everyone, thanks for your comments!!!

I'm trying to comment in my spare time on all of your entries!

Justine6Robert3 on 03/04/2007:
Great job on your calories!! I don't think your breakfast was to big besides your crazy busy so your body just needs that little bit of extra fuel in the morning. They say its the most important meal, right! At least if your meals are big in the beginning of the day you know your going to burn it off through out the day!

I hope you have a nice sleep so you can get back at that hectic schedule of yours tomorrow:)


girliegirl6486 on 03/04/2007:
Nice job on the calories! I think it's time I start keeping track of those again...letting myself slide too much lately.


smiley2 on 03/05/2007:
Good job on sticking to those foods and not opting for fast food options, just cause youre busy!


sweetpea1977 on 03/05/2007:
Your calories and food choices rock. I think you made a good choice for breakfast as it probably did wonders for your metabolism as well as keep you full for a long time.

As for lack of free time for exercise, you can do several 5-10 minute mini sessions throughout the day. Or you can do things like take the stairs instead of elevators, park further away from buildings, and any other simple thing you can do to squeeze more exercise into your hectic day. All those little things add up!


Moody on 03/05/2007:
I can relate all too well with the schedule getting in the way of working out!! But you have done great!! Good for you for hitting the gym so late in the day! I would've slacked off and gone home and vegged!

I am curious...all the healthy foods you eat..is that expensive to keep up?


WorkingIt2 on 03/05/2007:
February challenge totals are posted! Congratulations!!

http://www.dietdiaries.com/forums/forums.cfm?fuseaction=readmessage&messageID=3059&category=Inspiration%20%2D%20Motivation&categoryID=3


greengirl on 03/05/2007:
Where does all the time go to!! sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day. Your food choices were all great. What impresses me the most is how you always make enough time to give support to your fellow DDers. You are a great inspiration :0)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Mar 03, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

2 fantastic WI points! It was close, I almost didn't stop at the gym.

Thankfully, my busy day added to less calorie consumption besides the tremendous breakfast which i detailed in my entry below this one.

Calories:

Breakfast: 1190

Snack/Lunch: tofu, 2 plum tomatoes 130

Dinner: 3 packages of kelp noodles (i was trying to just stuff myself so I wouldn't try to binge...it worked), bag of salad, no-cal balsamic dressing, lo cal spray dressing, oregano, bbq shredded chicken 180

Snack: yogurt 80

Snack after exercising: light yogurt 60

total: 1640 cal!

not bad, not bad.

Justine6Robert3 on 03/04/2007:
Thats an excellent total considering your breakfast was so large!! At least most of your food was healthy:)


WorkingIt2 on 03/04/2007:
Great job!! My biggish breakfast was this morning...sometimes I love the weekend because of that reason LOL


borntocry on 03/04/2007:
Good job warding off that binge!


aaronwilliam00 on 03/04/2007:
I have spoken with a dietician and with my body and my metabolic output, this is what he chose for me. A high protein diet along with eating every 3 hours keeps your metabolism up to speed. Its all under control. Thank you


aaronwilliam00 on 03/04/2007:
Hey, no problems, I know you were only trying to help. :) I have started to BBQ veggies in a little bit of olive oil, that is a pretty tasty treat. The salads arent too bad, i just have to add a little bit of variety to my veggies. Its definately a tough diet....its laid out in my second comment. Lots of cardio and weight lifting. The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism due to ATP (energy) processing. ATP is what makes the world go round. Same thing with the mitochondria of a cell (the powerplant). The more muscle, the more cells, the more mitochondria, the more ATP produced thus more energy and a higher metabolic output. I guess Anatomy and Human physiology really paid off. :) Keep working hard, you are doing a great job!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Mar 02, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

update saturday morning:

I had a large breakfast this morning. Well, it was sort of a binge. I took generous portions of everything I wanted and then finally stopped.

Breakfast: tofu, egg, yogurt, apple: 300 Binge following my breakfast: 1 cup cottage cheese (160), 2 servings tortilla chips (280), 1 serving potato chips (150), 1 half avacado (150), and then I went back for the other half the avacado (150). this avacado has probably been sitting in the refrigerator for one whole month!

Total Breakfast calories: 1190

I will allow a maximum of 2000 calories today...in my head, i was almost going to allow 2500. however, I think that the balance of 810 calories left should get me through the day (especially because I will not be home all day!) ...if I need to, I'll go up to 2100 or 2200... ____________________________________________________________

haha, 1 piece of chocolate, 2000 calories total for today. I am okay with that.

edit: I also had a tomato and pepper. total calories - 1960 _________________________________________________________

Hi. I've recovered since yesterday's negative entry!

WI Points: 2

Today I had a really enjoyable time playing duets and having dinner with a fellow horn player! It was a good time and good food. She knows how much I enjoy vegetables and the dinner was awesome. A veggie stir-fry with some awesome japanese noodles (even though I don't eat noodles myself...i wouldn't ever refuse them when I am company...and they were good!)...then, i ate some hefty desserts. One had a few wafer layers with vanilla pudding and banana in between. Then, 7 entenmann's (sp?) cookies, and then a small frozen pudding/jello dessert as well. The desserts definitely upped the day's total, but I did plan for it. so, all is well!

Foods:

Breakfast: Peach, emergen-c, tofu, egg, yogurt....followed by some coffee at work with milk. 305

Snack: egg 75...later a piece of cantelope 20

Lunch: carrots, tofu, tomato 140

Snack: yogurt (light), tea and milk 90

Dinner: piece of sushi with just rice/water chestnut 20, japanese noodles, veggies and chicken stir-fry. 450 Dessert: large wafers with pudding and banana filling 400; 7 entenman's cookies 320 , frozen pudding/jello dessert 80.

comes out to about 1910. I doubt it was anything more!

Goodnight, time to comment on some journals!!!!!

Thanks for bearing with me this week!

Justine6Robert3 on 03/02/2007:
Sounds like you had a much better day today than yesturday:) I'm glad you had a nice relaxing time at dinner! My sister sometimes makes me crazy also but it's not so bad because we don't live together anymore!!

My daughter's school was only closed yesturday and it was open today. She takes the bus and all of the buses were cancelled today including some of the public transit. We had a nasty storm! It started with snow and then turned into freezing rain. Her school actually isn't quick to close it was just brutal weather and for the safety of our kids they don't run buses when the roads are that bad. This is the first time we have had the bus cancelled 2 days in a row, its not common. There was all sorts of businesses, restaurants etc that closed down last night and I've never seen that happen, especially restaurants!! I hope that's the last blast of winter we will get!

Have a great week-end!


Runner on 03/02/2007:
yum! Sounded like a great dinner!

Are you still weighing yourself?


WorkingIt2 on 03/03/2007:
I am so happy that you mentioned upping the calories on my journal! Since then, I've read many articles about how people who have lost a significant amount of weight, who also workout, should start increasing the calories a little more to help the body release fat. I must say that the calorie cycling is interesting and kind of gives me something to look forward to LOL.

Anyway...your sister sounds like mine. My sister and I had a fight a couple months ago, I'm sure you remember. Anyway, I thought we were all done being upset with each other...she tells my 14 y/o daughter that she is still mad at me! And then swears my daughter to secrecy??? "Don't tell your mom..." OMG I was LIVID. She blames everyone and everything else for all her troubles in life and whines about everything. She is always looking to pick a fight, always on the muscle, tense, unhappy and 100% miserable. She is only friends with people who are more miserable than herself so that she can feel vindicated in her own unwarranted misery. It made me feel awful that she said she was still mad at me...until I faced the reality of the fact that my sister is probably:

A. Has a mental illness (which I have strongly suspected for years)

B. Is jealous of me

or all of the above. My daughter was sharing casual conversation with me about what they had talked about..all the stories my sister told from our childhood, and NOTHING my sister said was negative about herself. It was ALWAYS someone elses' fault that she is fat, shy, lazy, scared, whatever. And then I started looking at her email that I've saved over the years...everything "Then my husband FORCED me to go to the ice cream store, I swear HE is making me fat" (caps added for emphasis) and various other things. I'm not sure about your sisters deal, but I do know how frustrating, madding and heartbreaking it is to be the other sister. My parents spend (and spent while we were growing up) 90% of their time focused on her because she is such a baby and has to have all the attention...even at 37 years old.

I finally just had to say to myself in my head that my sister has been a miserable person her entire life, selfish, jealous, trite, and petty..and it isn't going to change anytime soon. I am thankful I don't have to live with her and I am not sure how I would handle it if I did. I do know she got her better than everyone attitude as well as her negativity from our grandmother. There is simply nothing I can do. I told my daughter that if her aunt is still mad at me, that is her problem and she shouldn't worry about it. You don't know how badly I want to drive to my sisters house and tell her to stop playing gossip games with my daughter...but my daughter loves her aunt and my sister would cut contact with her and that would hurt far more than it hurts to know that my sister is being a nasty b*t*h.

The one positive thing, it has made me appreciate the struggles I have gone through to get where I am in life today, and to know that I didn't end up being miserable and wretched. I only hope my sister will find help for her mental illness and I still hold out hope that perhaps she and I will eventually have a normal sisterhood. Anything is possible, right? =)

Saturday, March 3, 2007 The courage to be you You are unique, with your own special beauty and value to give to life. What a terrible shame it would be if you were to let that beauty be hidden behind your fears. When you worry that you're not good enough, you allow others to control you, and their domination will soon make you miserable. Or when you fool yourself into thinking you're superior to everyone else, you deny yourself the exquisite joy of offering your own special gifts to life.

It takes courage and faith, effort and initiative to be who you are. And it is so very much worth the effort.

Though no one else can do it for you, you have what it takes to be magnificently successful at being you. From the deepest secrets of your soul to the face you put forward to the world, every bit of you is meant to be the authentic and original person you are.

Listen to that quiet, persistent voice inside that you know is always right. This is your opportunity to fulfill and express the real and lasting joy of being you.

Let the beautiful person inside of you come more fully to life as each moment passes. Let yourself, and the world around you, know the joy and fulfillment that is meant just for you to express.

-- Ralph Marston


borntocry on 03/03/2007:
Gosh, those desserts sound incredible! You know, it's funny, even though I live in a country which is known for its desserts, I still prefer the American desserts with pudding, jello, banana, wafers, etc. The only problem is that it's hard to know when to stop!

Glad you had such a nice time with your fellow musician. You guys should do this more often! Although I guess it might be hard for you to invite her over to your place with your family around. You probably don't want her to witness WWIII breaking out!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Mar 01, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

edit: total cal: 1075. 2 points.

so I get home to find my sister.....at 10:45pm telling me that SHE IS TAKING A SHOWER!!!! HOW FREAKIN INCONSIDERATE! SHE doesn't need to wake up tomorrow morning.....I DO!!!!!!!!!1

what on earth!!!! Now, i have to stay up waiting to use the shower?!?!? what kind of nonsense is this!!??! and, she tells me she hasn't been home awhile..only for my dad to yell back that she has!!?!?!? what a piece of ____________!

sorry, but sometimes she is the most inconsiderate person of anyone I know! completely unacceptable for her to go into the shower the minute i walk in the door when she doesn't have school or class or work tomorrow!!!! what d--- nonsense!

whatever, i am pissed!

Moving on!

WI Points for the March challenge: 2 points. yes, i did fit the exercise in!! yay!

Foods:

Breakfast: emergen-c, peach, egg, yogurt 210 cal.

SNack: egg 70

Lunch: carrots, tomato, tofu 140

Snack: protein bar and tea with milk 200

Dinner: salad, dressing, kelp noodles, eggplant, 2 peppers, tofu. 290

Snack: 2 thin mint girl scout cookies at rehearsal 75

Snack: dannon light and fit. 60

Total cal: 1045 I think.

Tomorrow I'll be having dinner with a friend...and I have no control over calories except for portions, but I will indulge...unless I actually don't like the food (which rarely happens...)

Goodnight!

Hoping for a better night tomorrow!!!

I plan on not doing anything helpful for my sister this weekend. she ALWAYS forgets what I do for her!!! She even told my dad how i left a couple plates in the sink from my dinner (although I put all the other plates everyone had used earlier in the day for breakfast in the dishwasher and put all the cans and bottles to be recycled away...and then had to RUN out of the house to rehearsal!!!!! all night!)

she reallly knows how to open her trap and get me in trouble, for the same stupidy that she commits herself to! what nonsense, seriously!?!?!?/

is she that insecure that she needs to see a 24 yr old yelled at?!?!?!

what on earth!

I am sooooooo ANGRY!

borntocry on 03/02/2007:
Man, your family always makes me so mad! Reminds me of how things used to be for me at home, too.

Maybe, just maybe, your sister didn't think about the fact that you would want to take a shower when you got home and wouldn't have much time before bed. So maybe you could try to talk to her nicely about it at first, as I think there's more chance of her responding well to that kind of approach. Like perhaps you could remind her of something similar that you do for her, and then ask if she wouldn't mind doing this for you.

I hate the way she runs tattling to your parents about every little thing you do, though, and then the fact that they always take her side is even worse! At least my parents could (sometimes) see through my brother when he did that. I wish you could talk to your sister about this behaviour too but if she's still immature enough to do it then I doubt she would listen to reason.


borntocry on 03/02/2007:
Hey, just read your comment regarding working out every day. I read about this training program called FIRST, which stresses "quality over quantity", suggesting that it is more important to get in three or four really good workouts a week rather than working out every day. Well, being a naturally lazy person, this appealed to me and I based my training regimen around it, running three days a week and doing absolutely nothing on the other days. However, since then I have read some articles about how it is better to do a little activity every day, even if it's just a really easy or light workout. So I'm thinking of trying that approach now. Like on the days I don't run, I could just try to get in a short walk or do my exercise bike on low resistance. Of course, I haven't actually put this plan into practice yet!!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Feb 28, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

Thursday morning edit: It's a little upsetting to me that I cannot exercise like I want to lately! I guess that's what I have to face until I have established myself and my career!!! I hope I'm not too tired this afternoon, or I'll have to choose to sleep instead of exercise before rehearsal!

Donkey, I refrained from ALL forms of peanuts and peanut butter this morning!

______________________________________________________

Last day WI Points: 2 points. LOL, water and that's it...it's been a long day and i'm too tired to do anything else, except write my foods:

Breakfast: emergen-c drink, apple, egg, yogurt followed by binge: 2 slices of bread with 3 tablespoons of PB on each slice. Total Calories in breakfast: 1070!

Snack: egg

Lunch: tofu, tomato, carrots

Snack: balance bar regular kind, tea with milk

Dinner: seaweed salad, kelp salad, salad, sugar free balsamic vinagrette, tofu.

Snack before bed: Tomato

Total calories: amazingly, 1690. But it shouldn't be amazing, I did it with my own doing! goodnight! It's lack of sleep that's hurting me now...making me more prone to binging!

WorkingIt2 on 03/01/2007:
Happy March 1st!

http://positivepause.com/


Donkey on 03/01/2007:
You are so right about the lack of sleep leading to bingeing. Been there, done that. I hope you can get some sleep. Stay away from the peanut butter this morning!


Justine6Robert3 on 03/01/2007:
Your right, lack of sleep does make you eat more, you need to get some sleep! It is hard to get your exercises in regularly with such a busy schedule, you'll figure out how to work it in there over time!!

Good job resisting the peanut butter, I also love it!! One of my nicknames as a kid was "Peanut" because I basicly ate little else as a picky child!!


Donkey on 03/01/2007:
Re: Update: Good for you for resisting peanut butter. I find that when I start becoming "indulgent" (to put it mildly) with peanut butter, that I have to eliminate it totally from my menus for a week or so, until I feel stronger to resist large quantities. I feel your pain. Believe me, I've gone through half a jar easily before, myself. Not a good feeling esteem-wise, but d*** that stuff sure is yummy.


greengirl on 03/01/2007:
I just recently read a newspaper article about some research proving that lack of sleep can lead to weight gain. You are doing right to concentrate on getting some sleep. Take care of yourself :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Feb 27, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

Wednesday Morning: another binge like last night....lots of peanut butter and bread to accompany my apple, yogurt, and egg...

more to come later...

______________________________________________________________

hello. WI points: 14. No points for binge/sticking to diet. nothing extra positive about myself..no reason, just don't want to.

This binge almost got much worse...I'm so glad its not much over 2000. I just lost all appetite to have any more food!

Today was pretty interesting, diet-wise. I decided to have a binge tonight on some chocolate and candy...very close to bedtime. so, now i'm way full and not in the mood to go to bed. But, before the binge, i stuffed my face with 3 kelp noodle packages (the equivalent of like 10 cups of vegetables, combined with a bag of frozen veggies with some seasoning, and a peach...).

Foods:

Breakfast: 2 cups bran, soymilk, egg yogurt, peach. acutally, it may have been too much bran for me today, as I was needing the bathroom all day!!

Snack: egg, peach

Lunch: carrot, tomato, tofu

Early Dinner/Snack: I'm forgetting...but it added up to 340. There was salad, frozen vegetables (with seasoning and salt), and tofu...cottage cheese with some splenda chocolate flavor.

Snack after class: 100 calorie balance bar, 2 peaches...

Late Dinner that lead into a binge: 3 bags of kelp, another entire microwable vegetable bag with light flavor and seasoning, peach...3 jell rings, 1 mini baby ruth, 1 mini kitkat, 1 mini butterfinger, 3 mini crunch bars. I think/hope thats it!

Total calories: 2010, amazingly not more!!! yay for that.

I'm not even worried, except for what my body might be going through on the inside. Considering the lo-cal days before today, this day has already been "balanced out." I am nervous about the dinner I'll be having on Friday with a friend of mine. We are practicing french horn and she's making dinner. it was a nice gesture. She is much older than me and a very kind person. I work near her house. so, i left it up to her to make what she wants...she knows i'd rather have stir-fried veggies than pasta. hopefully all will go well on Friday!

WorkingIt2 on 02/27/2007:
Congrats on not going WAY over on your calories!! The nice thing is..when you have your binges, you always stay in your calorie limits for the week...so I wonder if your body is just naturally made to have more some days and less on others?


borntocry on 02/28/2007:
So do you think it was a good idea to stuff yourself with vegetables when you felt a binge coming on? Maybe I will try that next time. I have often considered it but generally convinced myself that it wouldn't work (probably just subconsciously wanted to save all available space for cereal or candy or whatever else it was that I wanted instead!).


greengirl on 02/28/2007:
You have been doing pretty well with the calories!! Well done. How nice that someone wants to make dinner for you. I hope you have a lovely time :0)


Donkey on 02/28/2007:
Peanut butter and bread is a HUGE weakness for me. I found a solution to it. I bought a jar of peanut butter at Meijer that does not taste as sweet as the other brand (Holsom) I was using. Even though both were all natural, with the only ingredient being peanuts. The Holsom peanut butter I could eat like ice cream. The Krema brand is more bland, more like a condiment.

Perhaps search for a peanut butter that is low in sugar.


monet0239 on 02/28/2007:
just wanted to say.. helloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :)


Sacrifice2Day on 02/28/2007:
Well I did gain some weight from that binge, 161 to 164 but im at 162.5 now so im guessing tomorrow morning ill be about 161 again. Oh and just a friendly hello from another brass player, im a trumpeter out of AZ, take care!


weightlossyoyo on 02/28/2007:
I LOVE PB, but since the recall I haven't eaten any!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Feb 26, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

WI Points: umm...34 (no exercise, sadly!)

Total Calories: an amazing 1175.

Good things: I accomplished most of what I set out to do. I chose to be alert and ready in rehearsal tonight and not to appear all disheveled by exercising and then going to rehearsal...although i'd much rather have exercised!

Foods

Breakfast was large, but I think my body someone was not using it as a binge: 3 peaches, yogurt, 1 cup bran, 1/2 cup soy, 1 egg, 1 tbsp PB

Snack: egg

Lunch: large seedless cucumber, tomato, tofu

Snack: large tea with milk,sugar free syrup, splenda, balance bar

Dinner: 2 kelp salads with seasoning, salad with light spray, 1 red pepper, one tomato, 1/2 cup bbq chicken salad.

Snack after rehearsal: chocolate mint.

Total cal: supposedly 1175.

Donkey on 02/27/2007:
Way to GO!!! Great day (except for the exercise, but if you stayed active, then that's good too)!!!


Justine6Robert3 on 02/27/2007:
Great job HOP!! Thank-you for all the ideas and veggie info! I figured you would be the best person to ask since you just love those veggies!! I'll have to suck it up and give some of them a try, I still think my body is looking for more fibre.

They say breakfast is your most important meal and it was certainly healthy! consider it brain food for the day and maybe the reason you kept it together and were so alert for your rehearsal! All in all another good day for you, way to go!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Feb 25, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

update, i also had two mint chocolates making my total today 1430. still very good.

WI Points: ALL :)

Today turned into a great food day! My plans were all fajumbled though! I had planned to go to a University band concert nearby, not my University though. However, I never made it there because I was working really slowly at home and didn't feel like being in a major rush on the last day of my vacation before school begins tomorrow!

I went food shopping in the morning, bought a book I need for my class in the late afternoon and went to exercise at my University in the evening. That's the extent to my day. Food was great, aside from the ample diet sodas and diet snapple (some blueberry, new flavor).

Food:

Breakfast: Shirataki noodles with cinnamon (I like it this way a lot!), 2 cups all bran, one cup soymilk, one egg, cottage cheese with chocolate stevia. 440 cal. (Large breakfast, but very satisfying and helped with eating throughout the day!)

Snack (at 10:30 which turned into more like a lunch!): 2 peaches, Pria Bar, cucumber with some salad spritzer, 2 packages of kelp! This was a filling snack. oh 1/4 cup shredded chicken, 1 yogurt with chocolate stevia. 430 calories

Snack: 100 cal bar.

Dinner: really good microwavable cauliflower lightly seasoned (and salted...i know, too much salt...), iceberg lettuce bag of salad with some spray dressing, 1/4 tofu, apple.

Total calories: 1365.

Justine6Robert3 on 02/26/2007:
Great job on your food and exercise again HOP!!

Yes, the mushrooms I had at the restaurant on Friday were soooo tasty!! I also love mushrooms wich is a little odd being that I'm a rather picky eater! I know so many people who don't like mushrooms, they don't know what their missing, they are so yummy!

I wanted to ask you since you are a huge veggie fan, how strong is the taste of fresh spinach on its own? I am so picky with food but I'm trying to get more vegetables in my diet because that seems to be what I am lacking most! I have bought a spinach tortilla bread that I really enjoy but I'd like to also eat more veggies that are fresh so they are providing me with more vitamins and fibre. Is there any veggies that you can recommend for me to try that aren't super strong in taste?

Have a great day:)


WorkingIt2 on 02/26/2007:
Yummy food day, as always! I am so happy you and I will be in another challenge! YAY! Ohhhhh, speaking of mint...I found that having a cup of hot peppermint/spearamint tea while sucking on a hershey's kiss is almost like eating a minty chocolate bar LOL. Have a great day and a wonderful week back at work!


greengirl on 02/26/2007:
Fajumbled?????



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Feb 24, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

EDIT: No CARDIO. ugh, its too late. WI Points: 22

_________________________________________ Good Evening.

WI points: 22. No points for diet or no binging.

Well, I certainly will not give myself all the points today... Although total calories were 1550, I did have what could be called "binge eating behavior." Breakfast was binge-like. Dinner was way too much food for the average person. I would say that because the only reason I stopped eating was because I was in MAJOR pain from fullness from my dinner.

Foods:

Breakfast: apple, egg, 2 cups all bran with one cup soymilk, yogurt. 570 calories.

Snack: pria bar and tea with milk and splenda...and countless diet drinks. 160 calories

Lunch/Dinner (at the same time, 6pm): Three packages of the kelp noodles (this alone is a lot of volume to put in one stomach!!!), an entire package of shredded red cabbage (microwaved and i mixed it with the kelp - very good, seasoned with salt, garlic, spices), 4 red peppers heated up, some low cal spray dressing, 1/2 cup shredded bbq chicken, 1/2 cup cottage cheese flavored with stevia choc. flavor, yogurt with choc. stevia flavoring, six chocolate jells (candy). calories: 820

WorkingIt2 on 02/25/2007:
Holy moley lots of cabbage! Sometimes I have those days where one meal will be really heavy, heavier than normal...kind of odd but ok lol Glad to read that your bad days balanced out finally! YAY!


weightlossyoyo on 02/25/2007:
Well hey it was all pretty much heathly!


Donkey on 02/25/2007:
I agree, i think your lunch/dinner was pretty healthy. I know for myself, I would be more disappointed in myself for having more than one dessert than for the level of calories taken in. I think it was a good day. You know, when lunch is skipped and there aren't many snacks, that usually sets me up for a big evening meal too. And those diet drinks (soda pops?) can set you up for overeating too, with the artificial sweeteners (Splenda, Nutrasweet).



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