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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jul 02, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

today I worked 7:30am-5:30pm. sounds like enough to me :-)

total cal =2200

exercise: upper body, back, abs, pushups.

goodnight...need to conserve my energy bc I want to have a nice day tomorrow, too, after work. aiming to get to the pool, after physical therapy. I may get out of work early, if so, I will go to physical therapy early, then have dinner, then head to the pool...probably :-)

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jul 01, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

really tired, wanting to skip the pool and just go to sleep...I may.

meals/snacks till I got home at 6: 1600

horrible dinner: kale chips 150, tons of fiber one (3 servings at least 360?) and almond milk 60: 600 or so.


just plain tired. my fault, for going to bed at midnight.

also I need to pick up a prescription and will run out if I don't do it tonight :-(



Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/02/2013:
Yikes, doesn't sound like you're having much fun at work... hope that you're able to get some rest!

hollybelle on 07/02/2013:
At least you get the 5th off, too. We have to take a vacation day here if we want it off. Hope you have fun despire your misgivings! :-)

supercheese on 07/02/2013:
have a good one HOP! Remember to take it easy!

V on 07/02/2013:
Sorry your boss is an idiot!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 30, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

Happy Sunday.

Really wanting to cancel dinner plans with the guy.  It's gonna be too late I think...once he can get here....done being a baby about it :-)

Breakfast: big bowl fiber one and almond milk, 1/2 cup milk: 350 total.

snack: better protein shake made with strawberries... around 250...

gym for weights in the AM. did good but rushed on abs bc I needed to get to physical therapy.

2pm, late and VERY healthy lunch: fruit 100, cooked chicken wings and breast 350 at most, sandwich bun 150: 600. very good.

1200 cal of perfection. doing so good, delighted to meet up with "my guy" tonight.  He's the one I have been seeing - just a friend though - for several years on and off again.  Nothing serious, but we always have an enjoyable time when we get together.  Thankful to have found him.  What I mean is, thankful to find an easygoing, nice guy, that I can count on to have a nice time with always.

snack before getting together with him: yogurt/fruit? bar and iced coffee (not drinking diet drinks, but still drinking coffee) 250

dinner: Italian: but I didn't have a lot. some penne alla vodka and some sautéed spinach. not much . 400? and some wine, like one glass. so maybe 450 cal. really.

1900 total.

tonight we will either eat there or bring back Italian food, watch probably half a movie, and so on.

"date" was fun, as usual.


Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

V on 07/01/2013:
Happy to hear you had a fun date :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 29, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

Ate less yesterday, so woke up with an appetite at 4am. I had a big bowl of fiber one and almond milk, I haven't had it in awhile and it was satisfying. 300 calories

8:30am breakfast: decided it must be healthy and satisfying. strawberries 50, 2% millk 130, flax crackers 80, egg/eggwhites 120, with grilled veggies and a little spinach 50: 430, very good.

10am big snack - bit large but included healthier things...bar...followed by a smallish banana, little bit of cashew butter, almond milk: 420 or so.

late VERY healthy lunch: spinach 20, tofu 100, cooked veggies 100, quinoa around 150:  around 350 :-)

total so far: 1500...good, going out to dinner, so need to save some calories :-)

dinner: will be Thai food, the new restaurant that my friend and I have been going to near me that we love :-) was good. mostly healthy, but a bit much salt.

total cal: 2150-2200...binge...too much cashew butter. at least 550 cal more. total: 2750, fine. what can I do!?

Plans: read & enjoy the morning here at home... go to the pool around 12:00-12:30 and when I am finished, get ticket at 1:30 for signups for adult swim class.  come home have lunch & wait for Christine to come over and then go back to the pool for signups...at 3:30. maybe after we can do some things at my apartment..

at 9am I went for a quick bone density test around the corner from where I live. results were poor...I actually do have weak bones as shown on the chart that was printed out. of course I have to wait for a doctor to read it, but it shows that I have bones outside of the healthiest zone.

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jun 28, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

Happy Friday.

Breakfast 1: Milk & some blueberries 150

Breakfast 2: Dunkin Donuts sandwich 400 english muffin, egg, bacon, i added avocado, iced coffee 50

snack: bar 200

lunch: potatoes, chicken, avocado: 500 at most.


total cal before pool: 1550

total cal after: around 200

total: 1750, better than expected....and pretty much the lowest I like to eat these days,,,anything too much lower and I am most guaranteed a binge the next day. :-D


Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/28/2013:
have a great day.

legcramps on 06/28/2013:
iced coffee... jealous.

V on 06/28/2013:
Hey girl!! Hope that you are excited for the weekend... So RYC well we all have our down times and throughout the years of knowing you I think you are doing well with your leg issues. Seriously you have all my info so if you ever need to vent then I am your girl!! Although we have never met in person sometimes it is nice to have extra support <3

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jun 27, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

What the F is wrong with me???

I bought 2 new pairs of pants online, but really, I knew all new pants.  I am not a size 4 anymore, for sure...probably a 6...on my way to an 8 if I don't cut this out.  For 4 months I have limited my cardio and skimped on exercise. I still cannot do cardio.  There is little time left for me to be patient an wait.  I am feeling just terrible lately.  Need for my legs to be fully better so that I can walk....for like an hour....and relax. 

I woke up sweating this AM. soaked.  It does have to do with eating all that cashew butter before bed.  I don't feel good at anything right now.

Breakfast: 2 tablespoons cashew butter 200, strawberries 100. 300.

snack: banana small, decaf coffee, 200

snack: bar 200

lunch: chips 150 and chinese soup veggies & tofu 200 at most....350 at most.?


snack: milk & banana?? 250...and maybe a shake? ugh. I don't know.....I do know I should do weights at the gym today...so I can do them on the weekend too...

2050 Total...and all upper body, pushups, back, abs.


skinnygrlwithin on 06/27/2013:
I know it's really tough not being able to workout and still try to maintain or lose weight. Don't try and stress about it... just try and adjust accordingly. And I feel like you've been swimming a lot right? that's a great workout! I'm sure you'll see the results from that soon.

Umpqua on 06/27/2013:
Yep, the swimming is excellent exercise. I hope you get to feeling better overall soon!

legcramps on 06/27/2013:
Sounds like a rough patch. Hope you get through it soon!

grumpy on 06/27/2013:
Hang in there, lady. Things wil get better.

puddles on 06/27/2013:
Have a great evening.

hollybelle on 06/27/2013:
Stick to your guns on the weights and swimming. it's going to be awhile, but it IS temporary. You are staying mindful and you'll get through it. I am sending "healing thoughts" (Prayers your way)...HOP shins = Healed! You really have been patient! Hang there awhile longer.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 26, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

was almost late to work so left dunkin donuts and ate whatever i had on hand...

700 cal throughout morning...

lunch roast beef wrap.

no doubt, feeling like absolute death today, i am SO TIRED.

got out of physical therapy at 7pm, decided to come home, skip the pool. in desperate need of sleep...again. seems I cannot make it through each week anymore without skipping days :-( if I didn't have physical therapy today....and yesterday I didn't have a late meeting, it would have been easier for me to just get to the pool.  I just know that if I push myself tonight, tomorrow I will feel horrible, overeat, etc. so resting tonight. tomorrow I should feel good.

NO EXERCISE stinks though! tomorrow...full weights routine.

1550 calories before dinner, mostly healthy.

dinner: extremely healthy. store bought, prepared Mexican style quinoa!!! so good, with tofu and some roasted veggies. maybe around 500. so healthy, so good. I guess for now on I will be going to the store and buying prepared grains, it will be easier for me to be healthier right now. and they last all week...

total cal: around 2050, good. and goodnight. 500 calorie binge on cashew butter. I just want to give up so badly. at least 2550. (also had blueberries)

NO exercise...:-( my pants are tight as anything. maybe I should just buy the same pants online, one size bigger!?....and not have to go to the store..

V on 06/26/2013:
:( I hope you get some rest this evening <3

OhioRaven on 06/26/2013:
Hope you feel better, HP.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 25, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

good morning.

opted out of dunkin donuts to have breakfast at home: fruit 100, 2% cottage cheese 100, avocado 80, tofu 50, bean chips 150, 2% milk 100: 580, good.

snack: bar 220

800, good.

2000 woke up hungry and unable to sleep at midnight. bean chips for some fat/carbs/protein and 150 calories. total 2150 cal. pool 30 minutes.

work, followed by a meeting which ended close to 7pm. home, finally, at 9pm.  I am glad I got it all done, but I know this week is going to be draining. tomorrow I have physical therapy after work, I will try for the pool after in attempts to continue to be active all days of the work week. depression and feelings of negativity set in when I miss a workout during the week, since I know otherwise I have been completely inactive. and exercise always brightens my mood, so after I go I always feel better.

today was a "slow swim" type of day, but even so, I felt great after.

goodnight ladies.

hollybelle on 06/26/2013:
Great work, HOP.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 24, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

Good Morning.  Yesterday afternoon, I think I may have fallen asleep for between 1-2 hours! so, I have been up since around 4am today...now it's 5am....gonna try to go back to sleep.

It's been a good day, overall.

Total cal before gym: 1700, excellent.

gym for full upper body, back, abs...just need to use the bathroom first, sorry, TMI.

1900 total cal. excellent workout. GREAT day.

I have been bad. sending messages back and forth with a male coworker, for fun, during work. lol. there's more to it, but i'll leave it be.

V on 06/24/2013:
Good Morning :) Hope you got in a little extra sleep before work today.. Have a good day HOP!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 23, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

good morning :-D happy sunday. 

my friend offered for me to go to the beach with her, but I turned her down so that I could go food shopping, do a little laundry, cook a little...physical therapy...and maybe buy new pants (mine are embarrassingly too small at the moment)...I opt on weekends for the ability to have one day of rest, relaxation, to do what I need to, for me, no schedule except my own...

7am breakfast: strawberries 50, white bean chips 150, some almonds and sunflower seed butter 140, oatmeal with almond milk 230: 570, good. (fruit, all good carbs - the bean chips have like 6g fiber!, good fats, good protein

9am/11am snacks: 310

1pm Lunch: chicken drumstick...150?, potatoes 200?, tomato juice 100?, black bean chips 150: 600 healthy ones :-D

total so far, and happy about the healthy day I am having.

3:30pm light snack: ices made with coconut water 60

5pm snack before swim: cottage cheese with some stevia coconut flavor and cinnamon, strawberries: 150

total so far: 1700 :-)

dinner: healthy, but too much volume. TONS of veggies, that I bought, cooked in a bit too much oil probably, some tofu. probably at least 500. was planning on 300, but still not bad.

2200 total.

30 minutes pool.

combined total yesterday & today = 2375.

planning on trying to eat in the 1800's this week :-D


Mskitty on 06/23/2013:
Good menu so far.

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