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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Apr 14, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

7am breakfast: almost 2 cups of fiber one & almond milk, chocolate brownie Quest protein bar, and the entire lb carton of strawberries (only 150 calories for a pound of strawberries, yay....) (at least it was only $1 on sale yesterday!): only 550, good!

11am snack & lunch: protein bar south beach 130 and a fresca...trying to get in the mood to go swimming before lunch for a half hour...not working....tofu 100, sauteed veggies 250, wrap 80, banana 130: around 700, good.

total so far: good - 1250...ok...and some cooked chicken!! bad...1350 hopefully not more!

will swim at pool, even for 20 min i can do it!.....so damn tired, just wanna do NOTHING at all!!!!!!!!!!!!

snack: more strawberries (i bought 2...) 100

1450 or so...

dinner with guy friend: ravioli in pink sauce, bread (stomach couldn't even take another vegetable...)

around 2300-2500, fine.

movie with guy friend at my place......!


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

hollybelle on 04/15/2013:
Hope you had a good weekend. You are doing such a good job with alternative exercise while your stress fracture recovers.....YAY!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Apr 13, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Happy Weekend!!

exercise: upper body weights routine, abs, and pushups!   :-D  So happy to continue with some of my routine....and nice to NOT go to the pool (I don't love it but I am content that I will use swimming as primary form of cardio for the rest of my life because of the multitude of benefits it provides.)..maybe I will like it more more after some swimming lessons in which start in May!)

7-9am Breakfast & snacks:500

11:30am fiber one w/ protein bar and coffee with milk 200

snack: another one of those bars, couple grape tootsie rolls at gym: 200

3pm late good lunch: tofu and sauteed veggies, salad too, and some of a wrap: 450 or so....and so healthy! thank g-d...i must eat better (at least try for 2 meals a day of "health".  really, i only condsider my lunch the healthy meal of the day in general at work.  breakfast usually is not fully balanced and dinner is many times non existant and only exists in terms of bars/shakes/etc.  i know it's bad, convenience is something i always reach to despite the lack of health and natural nutrtition that bars and shakes will NEVER provide (unless it's a veggie shake made with the magic bullet!)

1350-1400, good.

dinner with best friend: will be primarily healthy, wherever we go!

total calories: maybe as high as 2500. big ass dinner with a lot of oil involved in the veggies that were sauteed.  otherwise, i had grilled chicken and some italian bread. lots of oil... i am hoping that calories are more around 2200, of course!!

maybe bed early. tomorrow is nice...need to finish food shopping - but maybe i'll do that tonight....and i will go to the pool tomorrow.  Then, gonna go out with a guy i know - for dinner around my new area....and come back here. we'll see what happens after that, we have dated before and have a...sexual...history.  we get along real well, i like a lot about him, not sure if we could be a pair marriage-wise, but it's nice to go out with him on occasion & always have a nice time. 

I am thinking we will even go to the liquor store to pick up something for after dinner, come back here & watch a DVD....forgive me, ladies, but this is what I like....I am not extravagant or fancy...and i would rather cut to the chase....and like I said, we've dated before.  it's just not steady, partly bc of me, i have cancelled a multitude of times or rather just told him i wasn't available. he has a MUCH EASIER schedule than me, no overtime, works close to home, off some weekdays.  so, in the past, i didn't make the effort to fit my schedule flexibly with his....maybe things can change for a lil bit...




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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Apr 12, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

around 2200-2300.

exercise: some legs weight exercises (working only upper legs, as my tibias are far from healed); 30 minutes lap swimming/water treading.


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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Apr 11, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Good Morning :-D

Breakfast: high fiber cereal with some chia seeds and almond milk, strawberries also! 250, yogurt 100. 350 total

snack: BAR, but natural, some sugar kind...i think...

snack: bar, tea

lunch: sardines? on wrap with some sauteed carrots  and jalepenos?

snack: almonds, apple, pepper?


exercise: going to the pool, for the second time, just to start getting used to it, do some breaststroke and water treading., goal is at least 30 min.

around 2100-2200

exercise: half hour at pool.

yes, some bars (2 of the granola type, 1 higher protein)

still lots of salt in my diet, but i did get in veggies & fruit.

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

OhioRaven on 04/11/2013:
Have a good swim.

Puddles on 04/11/2013:
Have a great day at the pool enjoy your swim.

grannyannie on 04/11/2013:
Good plans today! Have a great one.

hollybelle on 04/11/2013:
Happy swimming!

V on 04/11/2013:
So happy to hear that you are getting some swimming in, i know you must miss the gym but what a great way to make it work my friend <3

IndependentEm93 on 04/11/2013:
Wish I could go swimming<3

lolla on 04/12/2013:
I used to do water aerobics and I loved it, the water is so embracing and welcoming, I really miss those days!!!

lolla on 04/12/2013:
I used to do water aerobics and I loved it, the water is so embracing and welcoming, I really miss those days!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Apr 10, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

breakfast: 400 high fiber hot cereal, almond milk, almonds, strawberries

snack: almonds170

snack: bar 210

780..around 800

lunch: sardines, some sauteed carrots, wraps

snack: maybe a bar

snack: apple, red pepper

dinner: eggs?

2200 or so. no exercise. electric stimulation to my leg muscles at physical therapy. too much volume in my dinner, but mostly healthy veggies, protein, carbs, fruit. goodnight.


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

Puddles on 04/10/2013:
Have a great day.

OhioRaven on 04/10/2013:
Mornin' HOP.

legcramps on 04/10/2013:
Glad you're feeling better; sounds like you had a busy evening yesterday!

IndependentEm93 on 04/10/2013:
Have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Apr 09, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

today was better. at lunch, i did some abs. after work, i forced myself to the gym for weights. after weights, i drove to join a nearby pool for 6 months. i did it all, got home around 8pm & feel so much better having not come home to eat and sit around!!!

1400 cal till end of work.

snacking in car: apple and veggies: around 150

snack after gym: protein shake 200

extra snack: bar 210

total: around 1950 or so. good.

exercise: abs and upper body weights. no cardio, but some walking (maybe 20 min overall today??)

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

IndependentEm93 on 04/09/2013:
Have a great day! =)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Apr 08, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

lots of cravings, lots of negative feelings, binge on lots of cooked veggies from the supermarket, one protein bar, one yogurt (TONS of vegetables!)

anyways, around 2300 cal.

VERY, VERY tired today.  my eyes were tearing & i could hardly keep them opened. maybe the allergy medicine i took had a bad effect...it lasted the full day.

no exercise.

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

Puddles on 04/08/2013:
thank God tomorrow is another day. Hope it will be better for you.

supercheese on 04/09/2013:
Awww feel better!!

legcramps on 04/09/2013:
ruh roh! feel better soon :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Apr 07, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Happy Sunday :-) 

Legs hurt a lil bit bc i was walking quite a bit yesterday. I may drive home to my parents house early this AM to pick up some things from my house including: bathing suits, long mirror, DVD player, extra small garbage can.  I should go today, so that I can go to the pool during the week and not wear workout clothing!  i wore bike shorts and a workout tank top last night for my 10 minute swim test last night, was funny.  i didn't have much time, and didn't wanna waste 1.5 hours driving back and forth to my house yesterday.

breakfast: fiber one and almond milk 230, protein bar 190: 420 good! tea. and a wrap 80 , also salted smoked almonds 170 670 total

snack: bar? yogurt?

dinner: lots of veggies, steamed leftover chicken from chinese, some sauce, wrap, water with grape flavored stevia.  400-450

maybe like 2300-2350 cal. a bit high, i know :-( but it was all healthy and now i'm fully satisfied.

exercise: 40 min of trying to swim in pool, can't wait to get lessons on the the freestyle!!! for now, i did the breaststroke, and I will continue this way...i will be getting lessons in May. group lessons, 2x a week! yay.  very cheap, too, i just have to MAKE SURE i get into the class, as it is VERY, VERY competitive being that I live in the 5 buroughs of NYC and this is a public pool (anyone and everyone can sign up for the class....and the ONLY except around 16 people for the weekday classes!!) 16 people out of all of NYC...that's not much! and this is for a beginner swim class! :-)  you need to be first on line to get in!

since i am feeling my body's limits, tomorrow will be just abs. the following day upper body weights, wednesday will be physical therapy and maybe abs, thursday pool, friday weights?, saturday pool, sunday physical therapy & pool....i think this is the schedule (if you read it closely, not much cardio at all on most days - i don't have cardio at all at work, i'm on my ass....)


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

OhioRaven on 04/07/2013:
Yep ! It's finally nice and warm here in Southern Ohio. I see you had a nice workout yesterday. Have a good weekend.

grannyannie on 04/07/2013:
Yea, bathing suit is a good idea! :) Have a great Sunday!

Puddles on 04/07/2013:
Swimming will be good. Have a great day.

hollybelle on 04/08/2013:
Well, bathing suits used to kind of look like bike shorts - in the 1800's! LOL! I hope it didn't slow you down in the water, though! Have a good week.

legcramps on 04/08/2013:
Love the plan for the week, and that you're giving yourself some time to get back at it!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Apr 06, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Good Morning, Happy Saturday.

9am massage! and then my friend is coming over to chill here around 3 (still cannot be walking around a great deal) and we will get dinner later on.  she said she'd help me with the laundry....bc she likes doing laundry!!! what a good friend! :-D  (believe me, that's not why she's my best friend, this girl is exceptional in every way!)

I was up early & even cooked some veggies (bok choy and celery with garlic in a szechuan sauce with some hoison sauce added) lol, sounds like i'm a chef, but not at all!

breakfast: over a period of a couple hours actually, while cooking! strawberries 100, some of the stir fry bc i couldn't resist the good food! 50, protein bar bc i was eating so much volume and sometimes when i wanna prevent a binge i'll have a small, but satisfying, protein bar 210, and high fiber warm cereal with almond milk (i was actually full but decided to finish it) 200: 560, great.

snack: maybe a bad decaf coffee...it's Saturday! yay! and some small bar? lol, it's Saturday...haha 60

planning on a healthy lunch, maybe home, not sure. 500

snack: maybe, maybe just early dinner? veggies and cottage cheese 200

dinner: healthy steamed chinese, tons of veggies, some chicken, some white rice, little sauce. around 600-650 great.

1900 or so :-) and strawberries. so 1950-2000. nicely done.

exercise: upper body weights at gym

i miss walking in the morning, this injury in my legs sucks!!!! feeling lazy & yes, i've gained around 2 lbs i think :-(

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

hollybelle on 04/06/2013:
Glad to see you are trying to stay off the legs all you can. Take advantage of the weekend and rest them. That is a GOOD friend you have to help you with your laundry. I'm sure you are just as good a friend in return because I know you are "execptional", too!

Tangalyn~ on 04/06/2013:
enjoy the day with ur friend :)

grannyannie on 04/06/2013:
Nice friend! A massage sounds like bliss. Hope your legs heal soon.

V on 04/06/2013:
What an awesome friend you have :) I hope your day off was amazing <3

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Apr 05, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Happy Friday.  I may skip all aspects of the gym today...even at lunch, not that i want to...

Breakfast: fiber one and almond milk 220 or so, and some pine nuts 120: 320, great.

snack: roasted salted almonds (damn ithought they were unsalted!) 170

snack: bar / tea 210

lunch: chicken and mozzerella on two small rolls so good! 600 at most.

snack on way home: large orange pepper, large gala apple 200

big tasty healthy dinner: some sauteed leftover broccoli raab 50?, lots of veggie soup 200, lots of baby spinach added in to the soup 50, tofu in the soup 100, fresh strawberries 100: 500

2000, may have something else, but so healthy today!

 and greek yogurt with cinnamon and stevia. 100 more.

2100, good. no exercise.


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

V on 04/05/2013:
Happy Friday :)

Puddles on 04/05/2013:
Have a great weekend take care.

getmebackto150 on 04/05/2013:
Hope you have a great day!!

grannyannie on 04/05/2013:
Have a great weekend. Take it easy.

legcramps on 04/05/2013:
Have a good weekend :) get some more rest!

Tangalyn~ on 04/05/2013:
very healthy day indeed..have a happy weekend :)

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