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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Oct 01, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

Calories per day for the past 8 days including today average at 1775/day. I am really trying to keep my weight stable into the teens and try to nudge it to stay below 120 because then my goal will have been reached and will feel better about the wedding and that I don't have to really lose weight for it. I know I probably sound very anxious.

Total empty this morning before drinking or eating, I weigh 119. So I guess I can reach my goals after all...I will be buying a scale for my apartment. Still at parent's house. Btw, any new folks, I am short not even 5'2" so a weight goal of 115 is far from being too low :) and when I reach that weight, it will have been the first time in approx 8 years. I am 33 now and last time I weighed that was early fall of 2007.

8:30am Breakfast: fiber one 120, milk 80?, Craisins 150 - 350-400.

Snack pb 100

1pm lunch: leftover Indian food chicken in a lot of sauce 450? and a roll 150, grapes 100 700

Bar before gym and some of an energy drink, it was close to 5:30 but I had not gone to the gym yet 150

Dinner: some dried fruit and protein bar 250

1600 total.

Have a darn stye in my eye so now I am suddenly busy this afternoon Bc I don't want it getting worse. I am planning to go to the walk-in clinic here and get a prescription. Other option is to go home tomorrow and use the prescription I already have at my apartment. But that means I need to wait until tomorrow which is probably not the best idea Bc the stye will get worse overnight...so now I am going to take a darn taxi and pay for an urgent care visit and a new prescription and go the the gym (everything's walking distance once I get into the retail part of town).

Everything took a bit longer than expected with the dr and Rx so I worked out a bit later and came home around 8:15. I finally walked from the gym home and called a nice friend for the walk :) a friend I usually don't call but I know she could relate to my panic attacks and we spoke about it. Was good.

Came home and on the way I bought a protein bar. So I ate it for dinner around 8:30 with a few pieces of dried fruit. Not a good meal, but good calories. Tomorrow I will not have any protein bars.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/01/2015:
Wow, you're doing great with the scale movement. Congratulations!!

ohioraven on 10/01/2015:
I've Always worried about you going too low, HP. Thanks for pointing that out.

puddles on 10/01/2015:

biscottibody59 on 10/01/2015:
Was glad to get your comment the other day--sleep is much better.

Looks like you've been making the most of your time at your parents place. Keep up the good work and congrats on the loss--woo-hoo!

Take good care of your eye--sounds like you've been through this before.

grannyannie on 10/02/2015:
Well done!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Sep 30, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 120.0

Once again left with dad when he left today in the morning at 6:30 today.  He dropped me off at my apartment before he drove to work (less than 5 min away from where I live).

Once I was home, I was more motivated than last week. I showered pretty early on & then went and did the small amount of laundry that was sitting in my apartment for two weeks (the two weeks I've been home with my folks).  I also brought any clothes I needed to wash from my parents house (I have a small collection I leave there & now i'm actually bringing a few more things back there so I don't need to always pack clothes to bring home & instead i'll always have clothes already at my house to wear lol).  Just includes an extra pair of lounge pants & maybe an extra t-shirt.

Also, I cleaned up my card drawer and stamp/letter label drawer in my desk. Good thing I did! My friend asked me if I have Christmas cards as she was looking to give them to her mom. And well, it turns out I have a TON of them from different non-profit organizations that contact me for donations. Even though I donate about 1-2 times a year, I still get tons of labels and cards from these companies.  So, I'll give my friend all my extra cards to give to her mom.  Also, I found a birthday card not used for my mom.  It's specifically a card I picked out, only for a mother. glad I found it - now I don't have to purchase one for her in November!  Sometimes I do this - I buy a card for someone in my family or a close friend and then forget I did - and buy another one. Now everything's organized :)

It didn't take long to clean out those two drawers...

After cleaning up a bit, I went thru my mail, not much. After that, I decided it was time to put extra money on my laundry card specifically because i'm off from work and right now the only way to put money on a laundry card here at my apartment complex is to go to the main office, which is only open weekdays from 8-4:30, maybe 5pm.  So, only on a day off does this work for me!  So whenever I have a chance, I stop in there.  Otherwise, I have to mail it to them - which they don't like and tell me that they aren't responsible if it gets lost coming back in the mail...lol...old school laundry cards over here. I think they are looking to get a laundry card machine so that we can start putting money on our cards 24/7, and not worry about being able to stop by the office only during business hours.

Later, my dad is driving me to my doctor's appointment which starts at 3pm for the therapist I believe and 4pm for a quick visit to the psych.  I plan to tell the psych that I still feel a little out of myself, that I haven't tried to drive in two weeks yet. I do need to start driving again soon.  I am almost ready, in my opinion.  Beginning to feel a lot better.

My boss' birthday is today. I have stayed in touch with him for these two weeks that I've been off from work (exactly two weeks today).  He invited me out for his birthday with one other male.  Boss is around 66-67 and the other guy is around 50-55 I think.  I was thinking to go, but then it doesn't make too much sense I don't think as I haven't driven lately...also, maybe not that comfortable going out with both of them.  So, i'll turn the offer down. It was a change to get out of my zone and do something new, but maybe not the best choice anyways.  Best stick to my own schedule while not at work, I think.  I live pretty close to work, half hour no traffic and like 40-45 min with some traffic. And the restaurant is same distance or so away - well - probably not more than half hour - but i'm not going.


Exercise: around 20 min walk

Breakfast: bar chocolate collagen protein, kombucha, sucking candy 320

Lunch: wrap with veggie patty (whatever was in my apartment, didn't go food shopping) 200, salmon jerky 100 300


Dinner: big salad with avocado and vinegar 200 at most, chicken soup leftovers - still back at parents house - big chicken soup noodles around 200, beans 100, chicken 200, veggies and broth 150?

Total around 1450-1500. Good.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 09/30/2015:
Great progress. I'm sure it isn't easy going through all of this. I think you are doing great!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Sep 29, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 120.0

10am Breakfast: fruit 150

12pm Lunch: small piece of banana 50, roll 150?, lots of chicken from fried rice 250?, and some fried rice 200 at most. 650 good. And butter 50

850 :)

Still home with my family for almost 2 weeks now. Trying to get motivated to go back to my apartment sometime this week. i go back to work the week after next, taking one extra week unpaid. So I go back 10/13. Next week in my opinion is perhaps to soon...

Decaf coffee and lollipop 100 at most

950...oh and forgot I had pretzels before gym 100 more

Dinner: healthy pita around 200 at most, some grilled veggies and shrimp 100, feta cheese maybe 150?, salad 50 at most...500.

1550 big success. Really trying since I am not working it's easier for me. But when I go back to work I also resolve to stay healthier as well.

I am still with my parents but did go to the gym here. Paid for the day and took a taxi for $5 there.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 09/30/2015:
I hope you are feeling well and having a good day and enjoying time with your family. Good on getting to the gym. :-D Take care.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/30/2015:
Def enjoying time with my family very much. I have never felt the feeling of just wanting to sit in the same room as my folks for long periods of time just relaxing. This is very new for me. I used to long to be by myself back at my apartment. I am very glad I have my parents to help me during this time but I hope to begin to feel better at my place too :) Thanks Maria!

thinkpositive on 09/30/2015:
Really nice job on getting to the gym. Hoping that you feel stronger every day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/30/2015:
Getting to the gym was a great step. Next step is to start driving again...when I feel comfortable. Still feeling slightly off but much better..

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Sep 28, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 120.0

I really am still weighing 121lbs this AM. Wow! Debating a slight fast today till a bit later.. I did already have fruit in order to take some medicine.

8am Breakfast: fruit 150

8:45 leftover okra and onions in a tomato based sauce from Indian food last night 250 at least...maybe even 300 but it wasn't very oily.

12pm light lunch, leftovers again from Indian restaurant, this time lamb, not a lot, in a spinach sauce. Around 450

3pm crackers 150

4:40pm banana and pb 200

Dinner prob not more than 450

1650 and went on approx 40 min walk with parents in evening before the late dinner of vegetable soup with some beans.

Still legs giving pain but it's better I am trying to get more active and who knows it seems I am less sore today in the glutes or maybe not at all. Because I took so much time off exercise, I was getting sore in glutes after walking. But that is regular soreness that doesn't concern me. My only concern is for my left ankle to improve and leg to not be right and for burning in both shins (which may be half mental ?) to go away. I did take Saturday and Sunday off from walking.

And I really did weigh 120 this AM !! Before breakfast, body totally empty. Didn't think I'd reach that this month! Wow. For sister's wedding 4/2 my ultimate goal is around 115. Not much lower or not even lower if I don't want to bc it gets unhealthy at that point. :)

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/28/2015:
I'my happy to hear you're continuing to recover with your parents. Sounds like you had a nice mellow weekend and even got a workout in (but take care with the dizziness)!

horn_of_plenty on 09/29/2015:
Dizziness from anxiety every so often while at gym - def working on this and getting over it :) thank you!!!

puddles on 09/28/2015:
Your sounding better.

horn_of_plenty on 09/29/2015:
Thanks P :)

thinkpositive on 09/29/2015:
It sounds like you are doing well. Still walking with your mother?

horn_of_plenty on 09/29/2015:
On and off... On weekend I took the two days off because Saturday I did weights and was nervous I would re-Injure myself if I didn't include some rest for recovery....still nervous about it.

On another note, I am glad my folks like to walk !!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Sep 27, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 121.0

Got good sleep last night, at least 8 hours :)

7:30-8am Breakfast: kiwi 50, lot of fiber one around 200 with milk around 100 and some dried fruit around 100 - total 450-500.

10am kiwi - 50

11:30 peanut butter 100


1pm lunch- huge salad with vinegar: lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions 120? And avocado and tofu 150, crackers 150 and leftover Bok Choy and shrimp from last night 150? 570-600..


Big dinner, Indian food, very tasty with parents....prob at least 800..

Total today prob at least 2050-2200.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 09/27/2015:
Hope you are having good days.....posts looking good!

horn_of_plenty on 09/27/2015:
Thanks Holly :) today I was home all day, resting legs seems to be a good idea right now, just relaxing :) thanks for the vote of confidence :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Sep 26, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 121.0

7:15am Breakfast fruit and a natural nut bar on way to gym 420.

10:30am Snack peanut butter 100


1pm lunch: banana 120, toast 180, avocado 160 and tofu 50 - 510 - with garlic and pepper

1030 :)

Prob 1850-1900 today, good.

Went as a guest with my dad to his gym for a weights upper body workout. He likes to go really early in the morning and actually left later to go with me. We got there at 7:30am. Hadn't done one in just shy of two weeks. Felt good getting it in - I didn't lose too much strength either. Got dizzy at times but worked thru it.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

livinglight on 09/26/2015:
Oh dear! Dizziness is no fun and makes it hard to exercise - hope you feel better soon!

horn_of_plenty on 09/27/2015:
Thanks LL :)

ohioraven on 09/27/2015:
Good to hear that Dad still Pumps Iron.

horn_of_plenty on 09/27/2015:
Oh yeah he turns 63 next month !!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Sep 25, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 121.0

Happy Friday :) feeling better day by day. Still staying at parents house. No car here, just relaxing. No weights upper body exercise since last Tuesday. Weight still down although I don't see it in my clothes - weirdly it feels clothes feel the same. Not sure if the 121 is a fluke but it's the lowest weight I've had in years now - gotta look back really to see, I should keep better records ;) probably lowest weight since before my 30th bday which was 3 years ago. However, I was in far better cardio shape then - best ever in my life before hitting an injury 6 months later after turning 30. All time high in excellence followed by an all time low with my first overuse injury.

So...I believe the last time I weighed 121 was sometime during my last year in teaching - sometime around end of the year of 2007 or early 2008. 7 years ago! So, I would say we can always lose weight if we are consistent in our goals and strategy. For me, most important in attaining a lower weight is two things: not binging and keeping slightly lower calories. Also that holiday day of fasting I am sure helped. So it is def very possible if we stay focused....

....okay just looked back a bit at my diary. It's not been 7 years...lowest weight after losing weight again was right after my 30th, that fall. I was 119. So, 121 right now is my lowest weight in 3 years :) still awesome.

I think one of my earlier goals this past early spring 2015 was to reach 120 at the end of the summer. Even though that didn't happen, I am still reaching right around there now :) I would not really want to dip too far below 115 or just be content at 115 for sisters wedding in April. I guess a few low cal days could do it along with not binging. 115 is not very far off now. Only approx 6lbs away if I continue to make good choices. More than weight, I hope to strengthen my legs by then and be healed fully from overuse injury. I am making good choices and resting most of today. If I go out, it will not be for a long walk at all :) I may even do some ab work later today - we shall see :) laundry now :)

8:30am - Breakfast was a bit high in sugar and made me tired afterwards: fruit salad made with blueberries, strawberries, grapes, and cantaloupe (parents have healthy food and don't live off bars and processed things like I do) around 200, pineapple cottage cheese around 200, peanut butter 100. Total 500. Legs burning when I rest but not as I walk around the house!? Weird. Just settling down for some seltzer and to read a book.

11am: peanut butter 100

12:30 fruit - banana and a plum 200 followed by real lunch leftover Chinese brown rice 150, little bit of sautéed eggplant 150, veggies 50, 3 large shrimp around 50 total for Chinese 400 or so.

1200 so far, excellent

Pretzels and an orange 200


Dinner salad: fried eggplant 150?, avocado 150, salad 100, tofu 50, fruit 50 a 500?

Total around 1900-2000 - and a walk for around 45 min I think. Ankle hurt but not that badly...

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/25/2015:
Congratulations on the scale movement and our continued improvement! You are making the right choices for your health, which is so important. I hope you enjoy your day of rest!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Sep 24, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Early Breakfast 6:15 150 fruit

8:45am Breakfast wrap (low carb wrap and a small veggie patty microwaved) and salmon jerky: 250 400.

Lunch: Chinese food but healthy - some pickled cucumbers with garlic flavoring amazing! 150? at most?, little bit of hot and sour soup such a disappointment that they have to make it so think and starchy? is that how they make their sauces thick? 100 at most and prob less, steamed veggies with jumbo shrimp around 150 at most, little sauce 50?, and some rice 150? - 550 or so.

4:30pm snack: Bulletproof chocolate collagen bar, hits the spot. 250, maybe a sucking candy later.

1200 :)

Total cals prob around 2000.

Today I left the house with my dad at 6:20am - he was dropping me off at my apt before he went to work less than 5min from where I live...He dropped me off around 6:50am or so in the morning.

At 9:15am my dad picked me up  once again to drive me to the therapy / psych apt. (30 minutes away) And he actually stayed there, went into the therapy apt with me (since he was there, he might as well) but didn't go into the psych apt which was short (under 15 min) anyways.  After that, we had lunch back by me around noon and he dropped me off at my apt and then he went to work, around 1pm.

It was really good of him to help me out (dad driving me to my appts), despite his really busy work schedule it's really amazing he can fit it all in.  I actually helped him last night on some things for his work - I think I worked with him around 1.5hrs.  He was very nervous about what I was helping him with - I was adjusting an excel sheet that he made.  I cross my fingers that I didn't cause him any grief & that everything I did with him was for the better...

rest of the day....being home at my apt, going home with my father tonight when he leaves work...

2pm: decided to clean up some outstanding health bills that I submit to my account for reimbursement...still not submitting them until I have more copays, but organized and wrote out the 4 I have now. glad that's organized. threw out any paperwork on my desk in my apt that I don't need...

2:30pm also called my bank because I have credit line account that I don't use but charged me $50 for an annual fee, despite not using it. so I wanted to close the account. the woman on the phone said I have till 11/11/15 to pay the $50 and i'd have better luck walking into a branch and they might waive the $50 fee when they see there's been zero activity, ever. so i'll wait on this, until i'm driving again - I will probably do it sometime in early October.

3:30pm or so  - I decided to take a very short walk to get my nails done.   No polish as my nails usually don't do well with it, just the filing, shaping, buffing, pushing cuticles back. If there's one thing I don't do very well, it's my own nails.  I just can't seem to get them to look good, not that I've tried so many times, but it's a treat & it got me out of the apartment.  The nail salaon is walking distance around 5 min away. 

I was still marginally panicky during the walk and even at the place getting my nails done but I did what the tapes say to do in order to help my body calm down & it worked quite a bit.  I then did a little extra walking, but not too much at all, because I do feel weakness in my left ankle, but not my leg really, as USUAL! ugh! anyways, it is getting better and I would say I judged the walking correctly and didn't try to push myself past what would be healthy right now.  I only walked around 1mile total today, which is good i'd say, considering I was telling myself yesterday and the day before that I wasn't going to walk at all. 1 mile is way better than nothing. and the weather was PERFECT.

5pm: gonna relax, wait for my dad to finish work & go home with him later, probably around 5:30-6. we'll see.  I will listen to the relaxation CD as given to me as an assignment from my psych. sick to say i'm going to one, but I am :) and it's ok, just looking to get better, that's all.

I would say I made pretty good use of the afternoon compared to the days that I was so panicky I couldn't even leave my parents house, so, getting better.  Still not fully myself, but, getting there.

I told the dr that I don't want to go back to work if i'm still feeling the anxiety and he fully agreed saying I will go back when i'm fully 100% and no less. My days run out 10/5/15 and I am pretty darn sure i'll be taking that full week off. I will probably go back to work after 3 weeks home. 99% sure I would not feel good about heading back to work sooner, being that I used already 1 full week of vacation recooperating.

...i'm lucky I can do this, but I am also being smart and doing exactly what I need to do to feel better. I will not push myself to go back, after just feeling 100% for a day?! no way. If I could take a month I would, but that may be pushing it, unfortunately.  Good thing about when I am is that it will be a 4-day work week as I think Columbus day is 10/12. Gotta plan it a little bit, right?

Because I haven't been shopping, spending money on almost nothing while with my parents, just very few things, I have more money in my account and it is perfect right now.  I can take the extra time off and not feel any real consequence with paying rent because I've been spending FAR less since last week. this is good.  I can get away with not working or getting paid for 4 days if I decide to go over the 12 days I have (vacation / sick total I had left) and not feel it.. 


Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/24/2015:
I hope your fast went well yesterday and that it was a nice quiet day for you. And I hope today is a good one!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/24/2015:
it was nice to be with family...and far easier to fast when around them than if I were to be in my apt alone! :) I actually watched the services on TV which also helped take my mind off the food :) Thanks Ump...things are def looking better right now. Thanks for your support this week especially.

biscottibody59 on 09/24/2015:
All credit to you for getting on top of this. I hope it's a short-lived situation. You are incredibly lucky to have such family support at this time--you express that and I know they want you well.

You seem to be doing really well!

If you've been prescribed a benzodiazepine (benzos), please know that they are for short-term use. They are incredibly addictive (some just say you only become dependent, but meds that change your brain are serious business no matter what you call it)--just read the Wikipedia page.

If you've not been prescribed them, then you're that much farther ahead. From a friend's experience with klonopin (clonazepam)--I took notice. Not an easy road for her to go. (Just my little PSA--haha!)

thinkpositive on 09/24/2015:
You are doing great. Hope you feel better every day!

hollybelle on 09/25/2015:
Good to hear you are feeling better. I am glad of it! Back in the day I had a few panic attacks and like Umpqua said about her friend - they started in the car. I didn't have to stop driving because I only had a couple of (luckily) minor episodes. I took some short term medicine and changed some things and eventually evened out. I still need to have meditation time - my prayer time now - and have to have little "talks" with myself from time to time to remind myself to keep my thoughts healthy. Hope you continue to feel better!

horn_of_plenty on 09/29/2015:
You say you took some short term medicine and changed some things - what did u change if u remember?

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Sep 23, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Fasting most of the day for the Yom Kippur day of fast here. No temple but will actually watch a live service on tv with my parents. It's of central synagogue in NYC. We watched last night as well. I had a plum this morning to take a small pill the psych gave me that I have been taking at breakfast everyday for anxiety. My dad argued that I shouldn't wait till dinner to take it - he is right lol. I was ready to take it at dinner so I could fast all day. So fasting still now, just had that plum :)

Thanks for all of your support.

Legs still bothering me - burning. I think I have shin splints but luckily pain is not too crazy and I will try not to hound on it - hopefully the pain will subside and not last.

Avg calories Saturday thru Tuesday (4 days) are 2000/day. Good.

Prob around 1000 calories today.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 09/23/2015:
My grandchildren watched that service. Such a good idea. Hoping the pain in your legs goes away. Do you ever get massages?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/24/2015:
I do get massages...all of them usually pretty good - but last one, I was already a bit anxious and wiry and for the first time I couldn't relax the whole time lol! but that's not like me & I love them, whenever I find the time to get them in. thank you for the suggestion...

and that service was good. I watched 2x yesterday, morning & evening. and the cantor (singer) was the same one, the whole day! I give her so much credit. to be such an AMAZING singer, beautiful voice, and do it without food, whole day, and without even water. she is amazing. I could picture her beautiful soprano voice on Broadway or in the opera. I haven't heard many singers as talented as her, and I have a music background. I felt her voice was as beautiful as some of Mariah Carey's songs. just outstanding!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Sep 22, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

9am: Bigger breakfast all natural,mostly carbs. Fruit 150, banana in oatmeal with fat free milk 350...and later some peanut butter 100?. Total 600. Surprisingly having small cravings today. Legs burning from last night's walk with my mom. I hope they feel better in a couple days from now.

11:30 Snacking plum 50, popcorn 360 still craving carbs more than anything else

2:30: full fat small yogurt 120

3:45 plum 70 and pretzels 100?


Even though I said I wasn't going to walk yesterday, I went with my mom when she came home from work Monday. I hope it wasn't a mistake as my lower legs are bothering me and burning on the lateral outside part on both legs. I have done very little Cardio over the past 5 months and before that not much for two whole years. So...I am not sure I needed 2 days in a row of higher intensity walking (Sunday def over 4 miles) and Monday def I would say around 4 miles. Sunday was good but Monday wasn't necessary. Gonna lay off everything today and tomorrow - being that it's the Jewish holiday my folks won't be eager to walk outside anyways, at least not during the daytime. We will all be home together again as I am still staying at my parents house.

Last night I woke up panicky but now that I know what's going on, I was able to control it somewhat and go back to sleep. Thankful for being able to sleep in these days off and fix this.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/22/2015:
That's good that you're getting a handle on what's happening. Also good idea to relax and give your legs a rest!

horn_of_plenty on 09/23/2015:
Thanks Ump, def relaxing my legs right now :) and beginning to feel far less anxious.

biscottibody59 on 09/22/2015:
Sounds like you've been through the wringer--I hope you are back to your old self (or new self, as the case may be) soon!

Hang in there!

horn_of_plenty on 09/23/2015:
Thanks B! It means a lot to still have your support :)

thinkpositive on 09/22/2015:
You sound stronger. Good that you are with your parents.

horn_of_plenty on 09/23/2015:
Yes having my parents around and having their support, as well as healthier meals, is making it much easier to get thru this.

ohioraven on 09/23/2015:
Have a good Yom Kippur .

horn_of_plenty on 09/23/2015:
Thanks OR.

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