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Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Mar 23, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

so....bc it's better to have eggs/eggwhites than cereal for breakfast all the time, and i feel that with the electric stove it's taking too long just to cook an egg lol...I have simplified things even further! i ordered a ceramic pot that cooks eggs in the microwave oven! without all the mess! yup, it was on an infomercial last night & not expensive in the least. I should have ordered it with expedited delivery, but chose the 3-6 week delivery method thinking that "maybe it will come next week anyways!!!!" crossing my fingers that it will come sooner than 3 weeks from now. 

here's what i ordered: http://stonewavecooker.com/

i plan to use it frequently - to have more nutritious breakfasts, and less of the "fiber one and almond milk" that i usually have because just that cereal and low cal milk is a waste of calories everyday - it doens't provide enough vitamins/nutrition for 300-350 calories. yes, it's tasty, but it's not nutritious.  i feel that i will be able to cook all sorts of things in this new-wave cooker and i will be able to have much more nutritius meals, fast, without the mess. for instance, it'll be nice to incorporate spinach or other veggies into my breakfast/eggs in the morning.

i can't wait till it comes. i know i can cook eggs in a mug or cup, but this cooker is no mess  -  so i'm waiting & for now i'll use the stove. on weekends, i'll probably cook on the stove still & less microwave, but i am trying to save my time on weekday mornings!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I am hoping that in a couple months, my leg will feel better. and in the summer, i'll be walking at the beach again :-)  i am not used to spending the whole day at home.  but since i have no plans this weekend, i guess i'll try to rest my leg more...and just do some upper body exercises at the gym.  doctor said i should be off my leg for 6 weeks! ugh.

breakfast: 550

1350 so far :-) healthy.

1490..added a granola bar.

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

Puddles on 03/23/2013:
Take care of yourself.


hollybelle on 03/24/2013:
So sorry about your leg. Stress fractures are hard to heal......I had one in the 80s......it did heal, but I had to stay off of it...no stress on it so it would heal. The stonecooker looks like a fun tool!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Mar 22, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

was diagnosed with a stress fracture in my leg :-( soo...doctor said i shouldn't even do minimal walking! i don't think i can fully listen - i can't imagine not even walking a lil bit!!!!

TGIF, happy weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6am breakfast: fiber one & almond milk 220, banana 110, low carb higher protein/fiber white soft! tortilla 120 : 450 - FANTASTIC

i have been so tired & stressed, my face looks like a warzone. never have i had such acne, all over, in my life. i'm 30! what's going on...

went back to sleep for about 1.5 hrs after breakfast, followed by second breakfast! lol: protein bar 210 and a wrap120 , 330 (those wraps are so tasty, glad i just had one!) and some chocolate tea with truvia/coconut milk 20

800

healthy lunch & snacking: 650 (lots of veggies!)

snack: sauteed veggies:

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

hollybelle on 03/22/2013:
Sorry about your break-outs. Hormones??? Stress can sure do it. Hope you get some rest and de-stress soon!


V on 03/22/2013:
Geez sorry about the acne :( Hope you are able to decompress this weekend <3


getmebackto150 on 03/22/2013:
I agree TGIF! Not that this will make you feel better, but for the last 2 years (I'm 32 now) I've had worse acne than I had the previous 10 years... Apparantly 30 is the new 15 when it comes to hormones!!! hope it gets better!!


legcramps on 03/22/2013:
Hope you're able to get some rest soon!


Puddles on 03/22/2013:
Hope you have a stressless weekend.


hollybelle on 03/22/2013:
What stress fracture?? No! Better do what the doc says, though. It will heal faster if you listen to the doc...I know I sound like a mother! Hang in there.


Umpqua on 03/22/2013:
Whoa, take care of that leg so it doesn't get worse xx



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Mar 21, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

busy day today, but i've been upping my sleep hours lately, and starting to feel a lil bit better. i don't wanna miss out on exercise today - so i might head downstairs for a lil walk before getting ready for work. my body woke me up early...knowing it doesn't wanna miss out on exercise either! later on, i have a dinner i need to go to after work ,but related to work. too much sitting! it will end on the late side, so i want to get some exercise in now, so maybe i can just go to bed after the dinner - as it is really close to home!

breakfast 1: fiber one and coconut milk 300

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Mar 21, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

busy day today, but i've been upping my sleep hours lately, and starting to feel a lil bit better. i don't wanna miss out on exercise today - so i might head downstairs for a lil walk before getting ready for work. my body woke me up early...knowing it doesn't wanna miss out on exercise either! later on, i have a dinner i need to go to after work ,but related to work. too much sitting! it will end on the late side, so i want to get some exercise in now, so maybe i can just go to bed after the dinner - as it is really close to home!

breakfast 1: fiber one and coconut milk 300

around 2100-2200.

goodnight!

exercise: no gym, just some walking throughout the day...around 45 min total. NOT happy about it, but going to bed bc it's 10:20pm.

tomorrow i should get some nice walking in....bc i have the day off, a couple doctor's appts in the AM, and then couple errands, but i plan to go to the park if the weather holds for a nice walk.

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Mar 20, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Woke up so hungry or maybe just with an appetite?? not sure. maybe not enough carbs last night? so confused with myself!....

2am: 2 granola bars 260

6:30am: wrap with 1/2 avocado: 290, yogurt 130, granola bar 130, coconut milk 50: 600

so far a bit high: 860...

snack: bar: 200, tea

1060.

lunch: chicken in wrap 400 or so & avocado half 150: 550

1610...

snack: banana??

dinner: lately i have been outrageously hungry, all the time. anyways, i was going to end the day with 2350, but i was hungry and didn't want to go to bed yet. so i had a small wrap 120 (bread part only!) and yogurt 130. total 250 more.

today's calories: 2600, ok.

exercise: great - full weights upper body, some abs & pushups, moderate cardio. around 40 minutes-50 minutes over the course of the day.  rest of the day was spent sitting.

 

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

Supercheese on 03/20/2013:
usually when i wake up hungry it means im losing something!!! hope so for your sake!


hollybelle on 03/20/2013:
I woke up sick to my stomach and ate 1/2 a banana and was OK. Our systems can do strange things while we sleep!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

tonight i am planning for mostly cardio at the gym, some leg weights. i am gonna wait till tomorrow for upper body..

Tuesday!...this week is gonna FLY!!!!!!

breakfast: lots of fiber one and coconut sugar free milk: 300, lots of tea...trying to use the bathroom before leaving for work...haha sorry!

snack: bar

snack bar and tea

lunch: spinach, chicken, avocado and pretzels and/or wrap lots and lots of pretzels, 3 servings. 

calories from morning till after lunch: too high, around 1750 (lunch was around 950)

total cal: 2350 or so. decent.  and very tired still...also having less caffeine, this could be why! lol

snack before gym: egg in wrap 200

snack after gym: protein bar and shake (yes, too much....)

 

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

Puddles on 03/19/2013:
Have a great day.


OhioRaven on 03/19/2013:
Good Stuff.


getmebackto150 on 03/19/2013:
Hope you have a great day:)


legcramps on 03/19/2013:
Have a good one today!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Mar 18, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

breakfast: wrap w/ some egg 200, half an avocado 150, milk 150, and then decided on a protein bar too 200 = 700...oops! haha i didn't realize it was already 500 without the bar...good stuff anyways :-)

snack: bar,tea

lunch: chicken, wrap, pretzels

snack: apple/carrot

dinner: chicken, wrap

exercise: i plan to take a walk around here after dinner it was snowing, so i stopped by the gym for 30 min cardio.

around 2100. good.

exercise: about 4mi cardio overeall the whole day. pretty good.

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

Puddles on 03/18/2013:
Enjoy your day.


Umpqua on 03/18/2013:
Congrats on getting used to the electric stove. I went from electric to gas and gas is so much easier. It's just tougher to gauge the temp with the electric but you'll get used to it. I hope you have a good week without too much work.


OhioRaven on 03/18/2013:
Have a heathy day, HOP.


V on 03/18/2013:
Hey I am so happy to hear that you are adjusting well in your new digs! Have you met any of your neighbors yet? RYC about the shakes, when you return your powder, I am sure they will have portable cups there for when you want to bring shakes to work with you.. Although I only drink mine for bfast and a pre bedtime meal, my blender comes with a separate single serve portable. mix and go. Hope that you have a good day :)


legcramps on 03/18/2013:
Hey! Hope things are going better for you at work. Sounds like you're adjusting to the new living space?



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Mar 17, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

8am breakfast: around 500. fiber one and coconut milk, protein bar.

hour walk around new neighborhood in AM.

full upper body weights, some abs, pushups at the gym for about 1.5hrs in late afternoon before dinner.

10:30/11am big snack: finally! a shake! experimenting & realized some of my protein powder spoiled - will try to return for a new one since the container says it should still be good for 6 more months :-)  so...another protein powder 140, coconut milk 50, some carrots bc i wanted to see if the blender was going to handle them - yes - it did! 30, i was so hungry i added a 2% chobani yogurt 130, smallish banana 120...and gave into a sugary granola bar 120: around 600.

my plan is to chill out a bit, maybe cook the veggies that need to be cooked for the week, go to the gym for weights, and my best friend will be coming over later for an early dinner...i cancelled dinner with my friend bc i had told her that i may have needed more time to get everything done today - which i did. i was experimenting with some cooking - which took longer than usual, but i needed to start getting used to cooking on this electric stove. :-) better results today, no smoke or burning :-)

1:30pm lunch: cooked veggies 50, wrap with egg (small!) 160, big apple 120 = approx 350 (also lots of tea...etc)

3:30 snack: another egg wrap 160, veggies 40: 200 :-)

snack: 200 protein shake while working out.

dinner: some nasty thai microwave meal 280, extra tofu i added 130, most of a wrap 80, yogurt 130: 620 fine.

total: 2470, fine.

 

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

hollybelle on 03/17/2013:
Yay for walk around the NEW neighborhood. How was it? Sounds like a pleasant day planned.


Puddles on 03/17/2013:
Have a great day.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Mar 16, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

The last time i was on here was Wednesday - meaning I have not had enough time to get everything done or any time to myself. I will update about this.  You ladies will be shocked about what's been going on - and it's quite unsettling - everything has to do with work.

breakfast: lots of fiber one 250 and almond milk 50. and a bar 200. 500.

snack 1: bar 120 (fiber plus)

light lunch: 2 small wraps high fiber with grilled leftover veggies :-) around 280

total so far: 900 good.

snack:

 on wed i worked 8am-9pm no breaks (shortened lunch - no gym)

on thurs i worked 8am-9pm no breaks (shortened lunch - no gym)

on friday night i worked 8am-7pm lunch break was fully taken and spent at the gym no extra lunch time given back to my company.

unacceptable.

i believe thursday's calories were around 2200? i forget.

and friday was lower, 1850-1900.

NO EXERCISE AT ALL on Thurs/Fri bc i worked very late and was VERY tired. this will NOT ever happen again while I am working at this company.  work will  never get in the way of exercise, EVER AGAIN. I have learned a major lesson, and I will remember it well.

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

Puddles on 03/16/2013:
wow what a week. Was it mandatory for you to put in all those hours. Hope you get some rest this weekend.



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

breakfast: lots of fiber one and almond milk 250, glass of milk 150, some strawberries 50: 450, good!

snack: bar

snack: bar

lunch: chicken??on pita??

around 2200-2300.

i worked OVER 13 hours. how? from lil before 8am to 9:15pm. then, walked slow on treadmill till 10pm at gym next door. home at aroudn 10:45pm.

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

Puddles on 03/13/2013:
Have a great day.


supercheese on 03/13/2013:
Have a good day!!!!


V on 03/13/2013:
What no shakes yet? I thought for sure i would see some now that you can make them anytime ya want :) How is the apt shaping up, everything unpacked?


hollybelle on 03/15/2013:
Congratulations on your new apt! Exciting times. Hope you have the hang of the non-non stick pans by now.



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