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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Aug 07, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

I did great today, despite feeling so tired all week (working more hours & getting less sleep). should be sleeping now but I'm relaxing after a pretty impressive gym session. I did have some caffeine to get me through, but, I am happy with my workout.

I've been eating more natural things this week, especially after work I have been trying to include more normal dinner choices instead of coffee (decaf) with fruit. I did feel better doing this....just means spending the money and buying lots of extra food on the weekend. we'll see if I can keep it up :)

I have also been having the fattiest of condiments: coconut spread / butter. I love it.  it has it's health benefits and I think it keeps me fuller in the mornings. I ran out of cold cuts, and instead I had a veggie burger (Morningstar - mushroom) on a small regular white wrap with a tablespoon of the coconut spread. amazing. I feel that the coconut tastes good with everything, from chicken to meat to ...seriously anything! for breakfast, lunch or dinner I could live off that stuff. I know it's high in cholesterol but for now I'm making it a part of my diet.  it also has a ton of fiber in it, which is nice.

calories today were around 1850. very good, especially since the food choices were healthier too. exercise was great, left leg does still bother me, but, some walking at lunch and my entire upper body workout with abs and pushups. I'd say I may have (hopefully!) burned 2200 today which leaves a deficit of 350 cal. good.

so, combined with yesterdays approximate 700 loss for the week, this rounds to approx. (rounding low because who knows maybe I didn't burn as much as I'd like to think I did!) ...anyways, it rounds to approx. 1000 cals burned this week which is better than I've done in awhile and I'm extremely proud of it!  as for tomorrow, I do not think I'm going to try to keep it low. Maybe more like 2000 cal day tomorrow. either way, since May, I have lost 3 lbs calorie-wise. still though, the scale is still up there, but sometimes, I do feel I am looking better in my clothes.

either way, it's more maintenance and not weight gain and that just makes me happy!

since May, I have burned 3 lbs worth of calories plus another 100. that's 3500 x 3 + 100. lol, just an estimation, but it feels so good to know I can do this!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Aug 06, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

period week & still a uti and legs acting up, but making it through! I will get more sleep tonight & that should help everything along. it was a late night last night which caused a lot of these things to get exacerbated lol.

anyways, I ate VERY healthy today. seriously. I did have a coffee, but other than that, I am telling you, food choices were very good. especially dinner which included a medium sized piece of cooked salmon  (not lox but the real deal!) on a wrap, veggies, fruit! 600 cal of healthiness.  lunch was small, from a coworker! his wife made a cool Filipino soup of kale and chicken tamarind flavor. very, very good. but low cal, around 400 is my guess (really just chicken and kale). big piece of healthy chicken. again, the real deal and not deli meat chicken!

1700 cal.

tonight I had two small pieces of fruit maybe like 40 each? so, 1780...and my body is craving kombucha which I may have. and my stomach is feeling good, I'm relaxed now so I will feel good in the morning, lol, not bloated because of lack of time to relax and use the bathroom, lol I know, again, TMI!

around 1850 today.

if I'm lucky, it's 150 cals burned.

and for the week, let's say approximately 700 cals burned, very good!

exercise was walking at lunch and some of pt. I skipped a few exercises because I was feeling a bit exhausted and didn't wanna push myself too much right now because sometimes it's too much to do it that way.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

legcramps on 08/07/2014:
I think we do live parallel lives; I just finished my period week ;) and i've been skipping some pt exercises too LOL. I've been feeling tired for about a week now, ever since my period started.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Aug 05, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

1900 cals, healthier day, burned at least 300 more with full weights workout. Not much walking today, left leg is still a nuisance but getting better. That's it.

Burned 600 cal so far this week.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Aug 04, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

1150 cal before end of day. Dinner 400

1550.

Snack tonight will be maybe kombucha and fruit.

Exercise around 20 - 25 min at lunch and most of the pt kinda rushed. Went back to dr for the uti before pt and good I went bc he gave me a different antibiotic this time around as I still have it. Thank god I went back bc the burning while I pee was really really painful last week. That part luckily is long gone.

Around 1700 cal. Burned 300 cal today.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Aug 03, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

Big tasty breakfast: grapefruit 80, high fiber cinnamon oatmeal 160, yogurt 100, smart balance nut butter 200, and egg whites 50 high but tasty 600 cal of goodness! Gym soon I think!

prob around 2100. great

no extra cardio beyond errands, big weights, abs, back routine

today I weighed 127.2 on scale

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Aug 02, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

Happy Saturday :)

Do you ladies / men have any suggestions for me: I have a tentative urologist appt on Monday that I will have to leave work for and then come back after.  It's a bit of a nuisance to go to, so I feel that if I don't have any pain on Monday I will skip.  I scheduled the appt because I think I have a kidney stone which may have been the cause of this UTI.  What do you suggest? Cancel the appt Monday or go anyway?  I'd rather not miss work again...

Breakfast: kombucha and some nut butter 100, almond milk in oatmeal 200, egg whites & some pumpkin 120, stevia for sure like 4-5 packets it just wasn't very palatable (I had added lousy tasting packaged pumpkin) 420 awesomeness.

snacking / early lunch: 400 pretty healthy ones ( but did include a chocolate cookie dough flavor Quest bar).

820 = gonna be a great day!

Snack 300

Dinner: large with the white rice and some sauce prob around 800?So tasty!

1900 :)

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

legcramps on 08/05/2014:
i'm glad you ended up going to your appt!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Aug 01, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

Calories till end of day before dinner: 1350 at most

Exercise pt and walking legs starting to get much stronger!around 200 cal burned :) burned a nice cool 800 cal this week! Close to 1/4 lb. good!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jul 31, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

Total cal around 1800 major success. I would say I burned 400 extra today with my hardcore weights routine. Monday I am going to a urologist bc I still have a pain in my abdomen. It's very light but it's there and needs checking out I cannot have another incident like I am having in my legs :)

Thanks for comments and I plan to comment on all ur diaries soon!!

Deficit of 600 cal so far this week! Nice! Planning on skipping pt fri and maybe just relaxing instead but may change my mind :)

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

legcramps on 08/01/2014:
Great day! I think you made the right choice in going to a urologist - I hope everything turns out ok for you :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

Still suffering a little bit from the uti but basically peeing pain free. Still a minor pain in my left lower abdomen. Calories till evening: 1450 excellent again. Snack: gonna make it good so that I have a deficit of 400 cal today :) Thanks for all of your kind words :)

ended up having some snapper and carrots and other veggies instead of a protein bar. so even though I had slightly higher calories, they were far more natural. maybe around 350 (don't wanna say 400 lol)

1800, so I burned around 200 cal.  deficit of 200 cal is pretty good.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/31/2014:
Glad you are starting to feel a little better and that antibiotics are getting rid of the infection. And awesome job on the snapper and carrots vs protein bar!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.2

It's good I am seeing an urgent care dr bc things are not good down there! Bladder now feels constantly full not good, pain when I pee ugh. Tmi sorry.

Breakfast 100, 200, 100. 400

Ends up being a uti infection. Went to work at 9:45 finally instead of my normal 8am and got punished by my boss who had me stay extra late. I actually ended up working more still than my coworkers do in one day. 9:45 till 6:30 with no breaks and lunch at my desk. This is what causes me not to heal. It is much too stressful.

Despite being very uncomfortable and needing to pee more often at work, I went to the gym. Traffic so I got there around 7:30. I think I realized that if I were going to workout with a uti, might as well make it memorable. And I did. It was a strong workout I just skimped on some abs stuff bc when my legs were up above me body it bothered my bladder / uti discomfort.

I didn't tell my older male boss bc it's none of his business. He wanted to know he is nosy. In the end, I told him it's good I went to the dr bc I needed an antibiotic for an infection. And when he wanted me to elaborate I gave him an annoyed look and that was it. He asked me how I was throughout the day and I answered good bc I was so happy I went to the dr and got prescription treatment. Too bad some people think I am taking advantage. A-holes.

Calories till after work: 1400, green tea, apple 100, air head candy I needed a boost 60, around 1550.

After workout a recovery type protein bar all natural vegan. Was good. 250.

A wonderful approx 1800. Extremely proud of myself today.

This balances out Sunday.

So now any calorie deficits for the rest of the week will be counted as real weightloss. Even if it doesn't happy, I will be content.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/29/2014:
oh no! hope you're okay!


rjlc on 07/29/2014:
I hope you are feeling better!


KTbabyweight on 07/30/2014:
Oh no - sounds painful. Well done for getting to the gym despite it!



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