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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 02, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Complete & healthy breakfast: strawberries 100, whole wheat hamburger roll with one egg and large piece avocado 310, 2% greek yogurt 150: 560 excellent.  This breakfast had fruit, grain, meat, milk, and even veggie/fat. so there ya go!

food at Bris:

I have a function to go to it starts at 10a.  It's a bris for a newborn baby boy and quite an event with a large reception and lots of food just like a wedding.  I know there will be healthy food there and that's my plan, to eat healthy and tasty food.  The bris is maybe 30-45 min away.  After it, I plan to come back home, change at home, then go straight to the gym.  After, I will go to the pool.  Nobody's gonna stop me & I need to do this.  After all of this, I'll come home & have dinner & read.  I don't think I even need to go food shopping as I have a lot of food still! So, I will skip food shopping today! :-D yay.

ok, so, I did have a bit more at the bris, at we ate at 10:30 ugh too early lol!

total food before 12:45: 1100

snack at 12:45 before gym: very healthy shake! cup almond milk 30, spinach 30, banana small 120: 180, good.

total so far: 1300 or so.

snack during gym (upper body weights, abs, pushups) will be a protein shake, 200.

snack after gym will be small frozen yogurt 150 or so., swam for a half hour


dinner: sautéed broccoli rabb around 200, tofu 100, bean chips 150, strawberries 100 = 550 and so tasty!

2200 :-)


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 06/02/2013:
Have a good day, Hop.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 01, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Feeling good this AM :-)

7am Big breakfast: strawberries 50, bean chips 150, whole wheat hamburger bun 150, 1/4 avocado 80, egg 80, Greek yogurt 150: 660

10 snack: coconut water with pineapple frozen fruit bar 60, cucumber with some dressing around 50, cottage cheese 90. 200 = good!

11:30 snack: almonds 160, apricot 40 = 200, good.

1060, decent...off to swim. laying low today, trying to get my legs to heal, then literally coming back to read. will get nails done and dinner (will be curry with maybe fish and brown rice at a thai place!) with best friend later.

I do feel fat, gross, and can't wait to exercise & walk for as long as I'd like to...right now still can't walk at all for exercise as my bones are plenty unhealed....really I can't believe this mess I put myself in.

1:45pm snack after swim: 2 small apricots: 60

2:30pm biggish lunch: lots of spinach 60, cooked veggies 80, tofu 100, and 2.5 or more of bean chips (they are the healthiest chip there is! - made of black beans and oil hardly even any salt!) 380: around 620, decent, but a tad high considering I had a lot of food earlier, too..

dinner will be out, I won't overeat :-D around 2250 -  good. healthy with a bit much of brown rice, some curry with veggies and calamari, veggie soup with tofu.


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 06/01/2013:
Have a Great Day, HOP !

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday May 31, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Good Morning & Happy Friday :) After eating breakfast, I'm nauseas. 

Breakfast: strawberries 50, bean chips 150, avocado 80. around 300.

feeling much better now at home after work :-D

total cal including dinner: 1750, probably a snack after swimming later. gonna get to the pool soon for a half hour :-D

around 2000. perfecto day!

swimming was about 35 min.



Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Tangalyn~ on 05/31/2013:
hope ya feel better! xx

grannyannie on 05/31/2013:
Sorry. Hope you feel better. Take it easy.

Umpqua on 05/31/2013:
Feel better soon!

lolla on 05/31/2013:
Hope this stomach bug goes away soon, happier weekend is what I wish you!

V on 05/31/2013:
<3 <3 <3

Mskitty on 05/31/2013:
Hope tomorrow mornings better

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday May 30, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Taking one of my vacation days today to catch up on things I need to get done:

 1. Done. Research to see if there's a good housekeeping service in the area - I would use it once a month for a little extra cleaning in my apartment It would probably be around $90-$120 per month.  done - Appointment set for Saturday the 8th at 9am.  I want to obviously be here for the initial appointment. :-)

2. Done Also, I need to put more money on my laundry card & ask about getting extra apt keys made.

3. Done Get an extra apt key made now? (one of the keys is not allowed to be duplicated, but the other is...) I may have to order the front door key to the building from housing.

3. Done Pick up housing car garage paperwork

3. Done. paperwork to get health copays reimbursed & drop it off at the union hall

4.  Done I also plan for a good weights routine at the gym.  All in all, I should try to remain off my legs when I can & relax. Maybe go swimming, too.

5. Done and happening soon! clean apt a little bit.  Guy friend is coming over to go or order in dinner tonight - low key, I do have work tomorrow

6:30am Breakfast: bean chips, 2 servings 300, whole wheat hamburger bun 150, 1 egg & 1/2 cup egg whites with some flax seed oil spray 150, a plum tomato 30 and spinach 30. almond milk 80: 750 or so, good. ooooh, and I originally had 2 apricots....around 800. A bit high, but healthy & I feel good to start the day.

9:30am snack: 2% greek yogurt with cinnamon and coconut stevia 150

11am snack: nuts and fruit: 150 or so.

snacks in afternoon: 1pm-3pm protein shake 200, 3pm frozen yogurt 200: 

1500...good and perfect amount before dinner :-D

dinner: healthy...was at a thai restaurant by me.  my stomach was bothering me, so even though I ordered a healthy curry dish with veggies and fish (damn they fried it!) I mostly had the brown rice and dipped it in the curry sauce.  lately, then I get together with him, my stomach does flips and therefore I end up just eating carbs to settle it!

around 2000-2100. good.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/30/2013:
Hope you can get all that done. Have a good day.

V on 05/30/2013:
Yayy for taking an extra day off and you got so much accomplished so bravo!! Have fun this evening :)

nenak on 05/31/2013:
Great day

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday May 29, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

breakfast: strawberries 50, whole wheat hamburger roll with 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter 350: 450 and a few sprays of oil 420 total. woke up starving and weak.

snacking: 400 (muscle milk a new flavor around 200 and a protein bar around 200)

lunch: a bit too high, but healthy 700 or so (microwaved spinach, chicken drumstick and some extra meat, small slice avocado, small bag sun chips, small pickled with some oil and nuts eggplant from boss, small banana)

snack: big apple, some sugar free bad liquids (diet juice Snapple and another drink bad girl, but would rather not break this habit!) 150 or so.

dinner: tons of spinach (60?)  and carrots with a little sautee olive oil 100 at most?, and a wonderful 2% fage greek yogurt with a lot of cinnamon and some coconut stevia. nice. 310 or so.

2010...good, especially considering the higher calories earlier in the day, will probably have a snack tonight after swim.

snack after pool: got almost shaky and dizzy after swimming and also bc I left late, around 10pm...250 cal of a protein bar.

total cal 2250, decent!

exercise: 20 min swim, followed by the last beginner swim class :-) I will take a break from classes, probably until the fall. Or, I will sign up for the next adult level, but not go to every class...and I will make sure to take WEEKEND classes, no more during the week as 9pm is too darn late!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/29/2013:
I'm always hungry when I wake up! Have a great day!

OhioRaven on 05/29/2013:
Hope you feel better. It's a beautiful day. Take care of yourself HP.

skinnygrlwithin on 05/29/2013:
Waking up hungry is a good sign in my opinion... your metabolism was going all night long!

legcramps on 05/29/2013:
Hope you're doing better now and not so weak.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday May 28, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

happy Tuesday all :-D

calories have been moderate today and exercise will be 30 minutes at pool (unmotivated to do anymore...would rather read & relax tonight!)

calories so far are 2000.

approx. 2200. success. (snack after swim was almond milk, cottage cheese, and an apricot)

 I told my boss I will not be working overtime until my legs improve more bc there are things I need to do for them after work and leaving late is not leaving me enough time.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 05/28/2013:
Have a relaxing day!

V on 05/28/2013:
Good to see that you got out of work at a decent hour!! Have a nice relaxing evening :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday May 27, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Good Morning & Happy Memorial Day :-D

the plan is definitely to be lazy...my legs need to recover, and I need to rest them much more. less driving today, just to pick up groceries for the week and to the gym...not too much more...

7am Healthy Breakfast to start the day :-D 2 cups of strawberries, maybe even a lil more, 100, rice cake with sunflower seed butter 150, oatmeal with almond milk 250: 500.

9am snack cottage cheese 4% 150 and black bean chips 200: 350

lunch: sautéed greens (from health food store), some babaganoush, wild rice!!! yes I actually ate a healthy grain! that hasn't been processed and it was so good, chicken breast, and almond milk: around 650

snack: 350 healthy, but overdone, maybe I was hungry...?

snack after gym: frozen yogurt which I was looking forward to since I knew I was going to the gym! 200

dinner: 300, I was trying for less, just a snack, but I was hungry.

so overall, 2350, not terrible.

gym: abs, pushups and upper body weights.

was gonna go to the gym now, but will go later on & maybe read now / cook now.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 05/27/2013:
Have a good one, HOP!

V on 05/27/2013:
Hey there! Just catching up with your entries, sorry your legs are still giving you grief :( Enjoy your extra day off girl <3

grannyannie on 05/27/2013:
Sounds like good plans. Have a great day!

Mskitty on 05/28/2013:
I hope this day brings fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.

legcramps on 05/28/2013:
Good job on the healthy grains, next up... quinoa??? Come on, you know you wanna.

Too bad your legs are not playing well; I hope this rest will help them out and give them a chance to heal more.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday May 26, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

aside from having a good weekend & eating more in moderation, my legs are not feeling good at all. I am nervous as heck that they start heeling faster. it's been around 2 months now with no real recovery, but definitely not getting worse. now I am starting to panic a little bit & realize I might really need to revamp my diet and full lifestyle if I do indeed want to see change so that I may be in the NYPD one day. will I prevent my dream from coming true by sticking to a poor diet which will prevent a good recovery? Am I that stupid?  Apparently, yes.

I may have to really revamp my ways...for me this is not easy, I feel my schedule is too packed during the week for me to do anything moderately but apparently, I may have to make a change(s). I don't want to as I am happy now, but I guess my body isn't.

ugh, it would be a big change...basically to not eat any artificial things...especially and including stevia. not sure I want to start now, but maybe I have to very soon.

is it my diet which caused my stress fractures? did I really do this to my own body?


having nice weekend, just laying low and taking my time on my errands :-D

7am breakfast: strawberries 50, oatmeal, almond milk, and cinnamon 250, almonds 170: 470, good & healthy.

 9am snack: black bean chips 200 and small cottage cheese 100: 300, very good.

healthy lunch: lots of store-bought but VERY healthy cooked veggies, some chicken, in a low cal wrap. around 550

snack: strawberries: 50

1400, excellent...actually, closer to 1450

snack later will probably be frozen yogurt, followed by a healthy dinner.

exercise was 30 minutes at the pool

almost at the point where I try to give up on all artificial foods....I should have a long time ago...but it's hard....but I do realize I need to get my legs better...

snacking/turned to dinner: frozen yogurt (with stevia)...see, so easy to choose it...150, tons of grilled veggies 150, more roasted veggies 200, chips 150: 650-700

total: 2150, good.

been doing lots of reading, hoping to finish my book either tonight or tomorrow. I started it yesterday! :-D it's SO NICE to have time off, extra day this weekend, and NO PLANS. I needed this. lol, i'd take a whole week of this if I could! hahahaha



Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/26/2013:
Good day, HP.

grannyannie on 05/26/2013:
Very healthy plans. Have a good one.

supercheese on 05/26/2013:
Have a good one!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday May 25, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

good morning & happy 3-day weekend, taking some time to do laundry while the machines are all free!

healthy breakfast: strawberries 50, high fiber hot cereal with almond milk and half an avocado 350 = 400

went home to do an errand for my folks, then more runs for me...good afternoon overall.  now thinking/trying to take a nap/read before going swimming this afternoon :-D

tonight my friend and I are skipping out on the game that she won tickets to because of the bad weather (hopefully it'll be cancelled anyways!! and we can go on the raindate!) and we are meeting at my place to go to dinner. good weekend overall! she decided she didn't wanna drive in the poor weather...doesn't bother me as i'd rather relax too.

calories so far are pretty good, 1450, but I don't wanna eat too much more bc I want to enjoy dinner out!

snack: plum 50

snack: black bean chips 200

lol, lots of snacking bc I am home, tomorrow I may go to the bookstore, no big plans for the weekend...which I am basically happy about. 300 (could be more, but counting it as 300) lots of roasted mushrooms (like 2 cups!) and spaghetti squash with peas (2 cups here also) (picked up some prepared foods today....may go back for more tomorrow!)

2000 so far, pretty decent, planning for around 300 cal later and that's it.

2200 total cal. success.

exercise: 35-40 minutes in pool

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 05/25/2013:
YES - 3 Day Weekend!!!

grannyannie on 05/25/2013:
Good start to the day and the long weekend!

Supercheese on 05/25/2013:
have a good one HOP!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday May 24, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

not getting by well at all.. we have had 2 days of new software training at my work, but I don't have the electrical background, so I am not going to be able to use the software as well as others. another reason why I want out of this job so bad....time is NOT on my side.

breakfast through ride home from work: 1400

at home: tons of veggie, but in oil/roasted: 500 or so...fine


snack: 2 smallish plums...overdid the eating after work (got out early for the holiday) stressing far too much, but on the weekend I plan to relax, fully!

1980..energy drink 20


plum 50, cottage cheese 4% with cinnamon 150: 200

2200............need to go to sleep!


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 05/24/2013:
I hope you can get some R&R in this weekend HOP!

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