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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Oct 30, 2007

Weight: 124.0

exercise was interesting. I did 20 min walking in the morning, as per usual. Then, I walked to my car after school which took 25 min. Then, I finally dropped my medical forms off at the hospital so that i can FINALLY start volunteering. WOW! The process took TWO MONTHS! I'm soooo glad that's over. If all works out, i'll start volunteering THIS weekend. I'm thinking like 2 hours per day, max. Also, i'll do it only once a week, probably Sunday mornings. Then, I left my car for my sister at the train and walked home - another 25 min! yes!

exercise: 1hr, 5 min.

total exercise: 36 hrs, 25 min :)

calories were 1855.

If i stuck to my gut and didn't have two random tortillas in the house, calories would have been 1525. but, with my great exercise (I was soooo happy I wouldn't have to "exercise" when i got home) the calories are fine.

tonight i think i'll be making plans with the guy i was talking about last week. bit nervous. i will update of course!

tomorrow is Halloween and I'm NOT going to be here. I'm getting a ride to my car so i don't have to walk through lots of trick or treaters...then, i'll drive home, change, have a snack and go to the gym. I have a fun plan for the gym - 15 minutes on each machine!!! That'll keep me busy. The machines include: elliptical, rower, bike, treadmill(but i'll just walk a few laps around the gym), stairmaster. That adds up to an hour and 15 min! yep. plus, i'll have 20 min in the morning. tomorrow should be about 1hr and 35 min exercise.

rae_regenbogen on 10/30/2007:
That's a great Halloween plan! What a way to aviod the sweets! :)


fritters on 10/31/2007:
Volunteering at a hospital is a great thing to do. Is this just because or for a requirement? Just wondering! Your exercise plan sounds good - but me - I love giving candy out to all the trick or treaters - wouldn't miss it!!


hollybelle on 10/31/2007:
Let's hope they aren't handing out treats at the GYM! Surely not! Hae a good exercise time - 15 minutes on each machine - I like that!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 29, 2007

Weight: 124.0

I've looked at my exercise totals for last June and September that just passed. Now, as I compare them to October, I have realized that I have exercised just about the same amount of time each month, without even planning that. I think that if i want to get into better shape, I'm going to somehow need to increase my monthly total. So, the goal right now will be to always have an increased total, even if my one minute. This should be generally easy as I have continued to walk in the mornings. Next month will be a 25 minute walk, instead of 20min.

exercising outside without a jacket has me feeling under the weather today! I must go to bed early or I KNOW I will be SICK! and that would not be good at all as I cannot under any circumstances take off from work. So, sleep it is tonight. I'll have to remind everyone in my house that i need some sleep, or they'll be sure to wake me up with their antics, haha.

calories are good...it was difficult a little bit after dinner, but I got through it. 1570. I was going for 1550 but i had a very little sip of a drink.

exercise: 15 min in morning, 25 min in evening. My legs were actually sore today as well! Nice. 40 min total :)

total ex. 35 hrs, 20 min.

workingit2 on 10/29/2007:
Congrats on getting a string of good days going. Bravo! Cuddle up in your blankets, keep your throat covered and warm, take some medicine and sleeeeeep as long as you can. The only thing that saved me was staying home under the covers and letting my body rest. I hope you feel better in the morning!


fritters on 10/30/2007:
Congratulations on having a good day. I hope you are feeling ok.


hollybelle on 10/30/2007:
An extra 5 minutes per session will really add up. Good plan. Hope you feel better soon.


MsKitty on 10/30/2007:
you know what I notice about you... as I read your entries. Your so strong willed... I think you can do anything you put your mind to. keep it up and keep going!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 28, 2007

Weight: 124.0

1910 calories (could have been slightly less, but i didn't intuitively eat my dinner and stop when full, so it was a bit bigger than it could have been.)

exercise = 2hrs.

34 hrs, 40 min exercise!

I went to see the movie "Into the Wild." BAD movie and long movie!!! I almost walked out. It's kinda slow at times at there's not enough action for my liking. However, it's based on a true story, which is kinda cool.

I wanted to walk a 1/2 marathon today. It isn't a planned half marathon in the area. I was going to do my usual weekend walk, but do it 2X in a row. However, i forgot my jacket and the wind was dreadful by the water. So, I did the usual 5.5 miles. My hands were numb the whole time!!! I was sooooo glad to put the heat on in my car afterwards!!!

No date yet. Should be either this week or weekend. I think it'll probably end up being on the weekend because he's usually pretty busy during the week. We shall see. Exciting.

A friend of mine asked if i wouldn't to drive to visit her next weekend as well. I'm just apprehensive because of the gas I will use and have to pay for as well as not being able to exercise as much that day. wow. that's a bit selfish of me. However, that's me. eeesh. I am also nervous about the eating part of getting together with her because she's the type of person that will base all of her actions and decisions off of me. I hate when I have a major influence on anyone's eating or personal decisions because i feel that we should all be able to make our own decisions. LOL. ok, usually i wouldn't write all of that, but that is seriously how I feel. I do like hanging out with her though. I'd rather not have the date and driving to see her in one weekend though.

alright, goodnight all! :)

Donkey on 10/28/2007:
I bet the book is better than the movie.

That's really interesting about doing your own half marathon. I don't know if I could do 13 miles. Hmm...

Well, it sounds like it was a pretty good day for you! :-)


hollybelle on 10/29/2007:
Looks like a few pretty good days??? Hang in there - great exercise - as usual!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 27, 2007

Weight: 124.0

Sunday morning edit: today began alright...but proceeded to get a bit shakey. I had 685 calories for breakfast: 2 different flavored protein powders with 2 kinds of bran cereal followed by 7 quaker butter popcorn rice cakes. Could have been worse. I plan on a lot of exercise. I may have to shift to a more realistic goal if 1500 doesn't lend itself properly later in the day. If that's the case, I wouldn't want calories over 1800. The plan is to go to the greenway later in the day...and perhaps walk in 2x. ummm, That would be some major mileage! Actually, it would be about 10 to 10.5 miles!!!! I'm not sure of the exact mileage but that is a good approximation.

I hope everyone enjoys their day. Of course, I'm off to another movie as well. I will also pick up some more sport bras. I'm not buying them on a whim either. I have a few, but was also exercising in regular bras and they have irritated my skin. So, now it's sport bras only while exercising. At first, I didn't think walking could do this to a person.

On another front, I have purchased, with my invisible stack of cash, a new piece of exercise equipment from an infomercial. For those of you that aren't aware, I do this from time to time. Usually about 1X or 2X a year. I have bought in the past: Red (I love it, great ab workout), ab lounge (its alright, but can produce some back pain and i prefer Red which I bought after the ab lounge), and most recently a leg workout machine for a hefty $150 with one year warranty.

This piece of equipment is called Leg Magic. It works your inner and outer thigh areas. It appeals to me because you do it for short bursts, not one long period. Also, its easy to move around and you can slide it under your bed. My legs need some more muscle mass as I am NOT a runner and I still need some work with my walking endurace. I believe its going to be an awesome purchase. I've been very happy with Red, too. If i never bought red, I'd probably use the ab lounge more often. I kinda like watching informercials for exercise equipment...and deciding if anything appeals to me. :) I can't wait till it comes between 2-6 weeks. I'll keep you updated on my satisfaction. :)

https://www.buylegmagic.com/?cid=291489

Saturday evening update:

32 hrs, 40 min exercise so far!!!

so today the calories and exercise were both fantastic! :) I feel good!

exercise: 25 min walk in the am, 1hr elliptical in the afternoon, 15 min walk/jog, 20 min bike, 25 min walk in the evening. 2 hr, 25 min total exercise!

calories: 1490. I didn't think i could do it and I thought i was seriously gonna go over in calories today! wow. good stuff.

I should proceed with caution...and remind myself that tomorrow is gonna be a good, positive day just like today.

I saw "Bella" today. Great movie. It's kinda girlie though. I don't know if guys will like it as much. It's a family/love story.

I catched up on the phone with a couple friends today also.

Goodnight all!

rae_regenbogen on 10/27/2007:
Oh my God! That's a lot of exercise. I'm tired just reading about it. :)


mcwoo40 on 10/28/2007:
Hi,glad you had a good day yesterday make today another one hey!!Have you had your date yet,gosh i would be a bag of nerves.Glad them days are over,but you never know do you??Have fun anyway, and keep us updated,Julie


weightlossyoyo on 10/28/2007:
WOW! You got a lot of exercise in!


yaz on 10/28/2007:
Congrats on the exercise! I wish I could get that much in!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 26, 2007

Weight: 124.0

Saturday AM: Lots of bran and rice cakes with 2 scoops of two different protein powders: strawberry and cookies and cream. total calories: 475.

Have a good day, all! I'm looking to have a good day myself! :) The goal calorwise I was thinking of yesterday for today was 1200. I don't think this is doable, honestly. I'm going to make today's goal a comfortable 1500.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 30hrs, 15 min

1670 cal for Friday. Only 20 min exercise, but good on sleep!!!!

so maybe my calories aren't 1200...or 1400....or even 1500 lately. That's really ok by me. as long as i'm keeping up with exercise. Lately, I feel like a big sausage. My clothes are definitely tight! haha, my jeans were killing today! I like what Donkey suggested, saying that her tight clothes were a motivating factor! I agree! :O

The date will probably be just for coffee. Sometime next week. I'll update for sure on it. I don't have really bad skin, but i just wish it was a little clearer! arg! I'm debating going to the dermatologist. I prob will not. It's not worth the copays.

Last night, i stopped by Targert and dropped 40 dollars on just a package of flavored waters and one nightshirt(i don't own any and i wanted something long and flannel to wear over my pants in bed), a thermal shirt that can be worn out because it has a cute pattern on it, and a pair of fleece pants. It wasn't really a shopping spree, i bought what i believe I need and also things i've been thinking about for the past month. 40 dollars is about half of what I make in one day! That's sick! ugh.

Had a substantial breakfast, 440 cal.

snacks and food during work added to a total of 520 cal.

after work was not the healthiest, but satisfying: two plain english muffins and a package of rice cakes. yep. 615 calories.

20 minute walk in morning. going to exercise in a little bit.

fritters on 10/26/2007:
Your jammies sound comffy!


Soon2BThin on 10/27/2007:
Thanks for your comment! Yep, $40 won't get you far these days. I filled my gas tank yesterday and wondered why we're so accepting of these terrible prices. $57!! to fill up. In Maui all the prices are even higher but it's a nice place to visit. We paid $3.53 a gallon there. Well, hang in there and have a great weekend!


yaz on 10/27/2007:
Soon2BThin is right, $40 just wont get you much these days. Sounds like you are making good decisions on the calorie count. Even if you do 1500 today and shoot for 1200 tomorrow, its still good! best of luck!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Oct 25, 2007

Weight: 124.0

breakfast was bigger than planned but still managable. 410 cal.

snacks and lunch throughout the day added up to 590 at work.

Snack after work was bigger than planned: 500 cal.

so far, 1500 cal. I wanted less today. I will eat something again before bed or i'll end up waking up hungry.

total calories: 1700 including the 4 mcdonalds chicken nuggets. perfect ending.

as far as exercise goes, I did 25 minutes in the AM. I will also exercise...now! i ended up exercising at home, 20 min.

total exercise: 45 min

total October exercise: 29 hrs, 55 min

I will finally be going out on a date next week! yup, it will be low key, but finally, a date! haha. probably just meeting for coffee. We've only emailed and spoken on the phone. I REFUSE to buy any new clothes. I know I can't loose much weight by then - maybe a pound. However, this is an incentive to get my act together.

Also, my skin is the worst it has been in a few years. I think its due to my erratic eating. I do know what to do, but it's like I'm afraid to do it. I really shouldn't be. It's not like anything I ever did turned into some death-like experience!

workingit2 on 10/25/2007:
I notice that my skin becomes really bad when I don't drink enough water or if i eat too much garbage food. Amazing how the body has ways of telling us to stop. Weight gain is just one of those ways.


fritters on 10/25/2007:
A date - what is a date?? I haven't ben on a date for 30 some years!!! I hope you have a really good time.


Donkey on 10/25/2007:
I think a date is something like a fig.

Your thing about refusing to buy new clothes -- that's what motivated me to lose weight. Totally worked for me.


workingit2 on 10/26/2007:
Hey great job on the calories! Hopefully you, me, biscotti, holly and mcwoo can all struggle through this together!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Oct 24, 2007

Weight: 124.0

I know I'm a broken record. Does anyone have any other new suggestions to help? I weigh the most I've weighed since 2003.

yesterday was brutally bad. today was bad.

calories for breakfast: 710 despite yesterday's binge.

calories until 4:30 pm: 1720

i will allot about 300 more for the rest of the night.

exercise so far is 20 minutes in the morning.

2000 total calories

70 min walking.

total exercise: 29 hours, 10 min

tomorrow will be a GREAT day. I will plan for it tonight. I have to stick to a plan!!!!!!! gosh, if there's no plan, there's no luck with me!

the plan will include exercise in the AM, exercise in the evening after eating dinner, and 1300 calories because it will be easy to do since i have a long meeting after work.

250 cal. breakfast

580 calories during the day at work.

470 calorie dinner. right now, i'm in the mood for lean pockets and a mix of veggies and perhaps kelp noodles for dinner. that's the plan. :)

fritters on 10/24/2007:
I hope today (thursday) is better for you - good luck!!


Donkey on 10/24/2007:
OK, what's bothering you?


maria777 on 10/24/2007:
What helps me is eating brunch instead of breaky AND lunch sometimes. Also...DISTRACTIONS from stress, which can cause you to be easy to reach for comfort to foods. Hope this helps and I don't think you are overweight at all. As a matter of fact, given the charts, I think our bmi's are about the same...as I'm 5'8" and weigh 154.


hollybelle on 10/25/2007:
You can break this cycle.


fritters on 10/25/2007:
124 is a good weight for 5'2". Maybe you should just concentrate on being healthy and happy. Maintain weight and get in some good cardio everyday. Lighten up on your self!!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Oct 23, 2007

Weight: 124.0

cruddy day today. gosh, when is this rocky path going to end. I've been so tired out lately. can't sleep for the life of me.

5,000 calories and no exercise yet. it's only 6:12pm though...

exercise is 1 hr. walk/bike

total exercise 28 hours

Donkey on 10/23/2007:
Forget the exercise. I don't think it does you much good except to perpetuate a cycle of bingeing. Although I do give you credit that you've been doing much better lately. I can understand how sleep deprivation would lead to a binge.

Dang... Maybe you will sleep well tonight.


fritters on 10/23/2007:
maybe a long, hot soak in the tub and a good book? Hope you get some good sleep.


workingit2 on 10/24/2007:
I hope today is a better day for you


shadetree on 10/24/2007:
Ever try melatonin? My husband used to take it when he was an over-the-road truck driver to help him sleep during the day...Just a thought!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 22, 2007

Weight: 124.0

In my book, I'm saying this was a good day. Slightly over, but that's ok. Everyday is NOT perfect. calories are 2120. Tomorrow I'll be watching calories again, but I will make sure that everything I eat I truly enjoy. Today was another story, and I almost threw up making dinner. I had bought some package of oysters and they smelled so foul! I quickly threw them out, almost puking in the process!!! I ended with an apple, which i sometimes get an itchy throat from. So, i went on to have pretzels; and they're what put me 100 calories over what I would have had. But, i enjoyed those pretzels!

exercise was also a bit weak today. then again, i'm soo tired!! I did go to bed at midnight and wake up at 4am! I did a 25min walk in the am and a 15 min slow bike in the pm. total exercise is 40 min.

total exercise for oct is: 27 hours :)

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6:35 evening edit: I am proud to say the day has gone pretty well! :) Currently, I have 210 calories left until I reach 2000. I am really, really proud of myself for not caving in and buying junk food a lunch, especially because of lack of sleep and for what that does to my judgement! :) yay for me! :) so far, i've had 25 minutes exercise in the AM. Now, i'm off to some bike and treadmill here at home for the PM! :)

Morning entry: hi everyone. i knew today would be a "good day" but then I couldn't sleep. I woke up at 4 and finally gave into eating something a little before 5am. I ate a lot. However, with snacks and meals, I can make my total intake aroud 2000 without any real deprivation from eating at all today. So, I'm still looking ahead to a good day although I have some lack of sleep to battle with! :)

Donkey on 10/22/2007:
Keeping my fingers crossed! You can do this!


fritters on 10/23/2007:
It is something about the crunch and salt - pretzels hit the spot. I will sometimes eat them with fat free cream cheese - adds a little protien to the carbs but very few calories.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 21, 2007

Weight: 124.0

I know tomorrow will be a good day too. Planning is ESSENTIAL!

Great day due to good planning.

Exercise: 6.5 miles walking. 2 hours and 10 minutes. Actually, it took me much longer than that, but I always record 20 minutes for each mile I do. I even stopped for a rest along the way today during the middle of my walk because I was soooo tired. I didn't walk this morning and I can tell my body has gotten used to the nice lift a morning walk provides. I missed that feeling.

I went to see The Kingdom today. It's a great movie about our polital policies with the Saudis and it relates to 9/11. It's quite a dramatic movie, to say the least. If you don't like gore and brutality, I wouldn't see it. I liked it very much.

Total exercise in October: 26 hours, 20 min :)

calories were 1200.

I think i made up for Friday's binge. Now, my goal is to maintain this low level of calories until next Monday. I want to loose some of the weight I recently gained.

alexa on 10/21/2007:
congratulations on a great day! i think i'm going to start walking in the morning too. that sounds like a great way to start a day


fritters on 10/22/2007:
yOU ARE DOING GREAT WITH YOUR EXERCISE - CONGRATULATIONS!!!



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