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

good morning. pants are now very tight. will have to make adjustments or I will be facing worse consequences next week. 

Good, satisfying breakfast (the only way to break binging cycle in my opinion): 2 small eggs 120, 2 slices thick fiber one white bread 200, 1/2 avocado 160, 2 strawberries 20: 500, perfect.

snack: one of my bars, tea. 200 or so.

lunch: chicken, spinach, other half avocado, 2 slices of the same bread as in the AM: 600 or so, good.

snack: big apple, maybe also some almonds: 300

dinner/snack: maybe one more bar of the more natural, healthier kind. 210 or so.

If i do the light bar for dinner: calories will be 1800 which is more what I need to be having.  As you can see, breakfast & lunch are pretty balanced and healthy. I did take a multivitamin, extra vitamin D as well, & need to buy the tums for increase my calcim intake as well (this is all on doctor's recommendation)

good day, goodnight to all of you.

I will be emphasizing calorie count, and not just counting as I go through the day, I will have to plan better now - as to be more in control of the calories I am ingesting.  My goal is to eat around 1800-1900 daily (maybe less if I can manage without binging) over the course of 1-2 months.  I do have a goal to lose a few pounds (I will be able to tell by how my jeans/pants fit) by summer (July). 

My goal is to not continue any further weightgain, I've reached my upper limits as my clothing is a bit too tight now & hasn't been like this for a long time (around 1 yr I was able to totally maintain the weight I was at before this injury)  The year before consisted of a healthy 10 lb loss.  I had found my weight EASY to maintain & I was regularly eating aroune 2200 or even slightly higher calories per day!  so, maybe eating 1800 will be fine, even 1900. lol. I have bad luck with binging & don't want what happened this weekend to happen again in the next couple months.

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

Puddles on 04/22/2013:
I know the feeling and you sound really determined to keep this in check. Have a great day.


V on 04/22/2013:
I am sure you will meet all your goals you have set..Have a good day <3


Supercheese on 04/22/2013:
my clothing is tight too :( Its really sad! say no to binging!


hollybelle on 04/22/2013:
How're your legs feeling?



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

...handling the stresses of life poorly by binging. today it was only the only "fattening" foods i had in my apartment...lots of sesame oil on lots of bread/pitas & salted pumpkin seeds. after having breakfast already.  maybe it's a good thing i don't keep any sweets or unhealthy snacks in this apartment! still, i've overeaten a ton this AM.

upper body weights, no swimming (again!)

calories: probably around 3500.

 

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

Puddles on 04/21/2013:
Shake yourself off and restart your day. Have a good one.



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

Happy Weekend....I woke up with a bunch of whiteheads on my face...ugh! what is going on!

breakfast: almonds 150, fiber one and flax milk!!! wow so good!, chocolate bar 500

early snack: big apple, some almonds, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds: 350

850 - good - mostly healthy.

snacking: 650...

1400...

dinner: binged a bit, overall around 2500-3000.

not great.

no exercise, pool was closed & weights i need to wait for tomorrow...

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


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

Good Morning & Happy Friday!

Breakfast: huge glass of a green drink my boss had given me to take home 150 at most, icelandic thick style yogurt 100, 2 small eggs 120 on 2 light wheat bread slices 120: 500 or so, very good & healthy!

snack: coffee....and bar. 300 at most, good!

800..

lunch: hot spinach and chicken with jalepenos, on a pita, maybe chips.

snack: apple & cinnamon almonds

dinner:

exercise: half hour swimming most of those 30 minutes (and not relaxing at the side of the pool haha!)

around 2250-2300. i am fully exhausted. if i make it till next April on TWO weeks vacation, so be it.  Maybe I can get out of this job early and into the Academy by January....fingers crossed that this process can move just a bit more swiftly...i cannot take this anymore!

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

getmebackto150 on 04/19/2013:
Happy Friday to you! Have a great day:)



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

Morning :-D

Boss is away for 3 days = I will leave at 5pm for 3 days & no later.

Breakfast: 2 cups green drink 150 total??, 2 slices small wheat bread with 2 small eggs 250, 1/2 avocado 160, greek yogurt with chocolate stevia 100: 660, good.

snack: coffee / bar 300 at most.

950.

lunch: spinach, chicken, pita bread and maybe chips if still hungry.

full upper body weights & a little leg exercies.

around 2100-2200 cal.

goodnight.

 

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

Puddles on 04/18/2013:
Enjoy your next 3 days and have a great day.


V on 04/18/2013:
OOh I am sure you are thrilled to have 3 days of normal work hours..Have a good one HOP :)



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

hey all. happy wednesday. I went to physical therapy (just electric stimulation to the muscle, not actual exercise) and then had a healthy dinner at my apt. i started to drive to the gym but made a wrong turn and got lost. it was close to 8:30, which it is now & I decided it would be best to go to bed early & get some much needed rest. tomorrow is a new day & I will swim.

calories around 2100. no exercise except for some situps/abs

i definitely got some fruits and veggies in.  good fats including avocado, olive oil, and even almonds. good carbs.  good proteins including eggs, egg whites, chicken.  only one protein bar. one cup coffee.  even a plain greek yogurt.

wow. a good day. no exercise though :-(

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


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

I felt so much better this morning compared to yesterday.  Even more, I felt great after the weight routine I did at the gym yesterday.  Today's plan is to NOT be lazy, do some leg work (just upper as I cannot do much else) at lunch & swim in the evening, stopping by my apartment first to see if the goggles arrived...I ordered them with quick shipping as it's impossible to swim laps for long periods of time without them.  My first two pairs were dollar store goggles and broke after 1 or 2 uses!

breakfast: almonds 150, hot fiber cereal with almond milk 200, strawberries 50: 400, good.

snack: bar??

snack: bar??

800...

lunch: satisfying: bread, chicken, maybe even a slice of mozzerella cheese...some leftover sauteed spinach?

well, i am still concerned with my legs, they aren't feeling too well yet at all.  even a little walking tends to bother them after 10-15 min.

workout: 30 minutes in pool. can't wait till i can swim the freestyle stroke well!  mostly breastroke.

calories: too much sugar, around 2250-2300.

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

hollybelle on 04/16/2013:
Glad you are feeling better - good idea getting some good googles. Happy swimming and have a good weight workout - careful with those legs! :o)


pinkpoppy on 04/16/2013:
Glad feeling better! Have a great Day!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Apr 15, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

woke up feeling very drunk, even though i didn't even have a sip of alcohol....off to work :-/  (I KNOW WHY - I WAS SOMEHOW VERY DEHYDRATED...I HAD FOOD BUT NOT MUCH WATER LAST NIGHT, NOW THAT I REMEMBER...BC I WAS FEELING SO BLOATED AT DINNER...)

breakfast: oatmeal with almond milk, 2 servings almonds: 500

snack: bar, coffee with lots of regular milk

lunch: chicken & sauteed broccoli raab, leftover matza and small bag regular Lay's chips.

snack: roasted almonds 150

snack: apple and an orange pepper 180

light dinner: protein shake from gym 200

2 slices of wheat bread.

total: around 2000 = PERFECT. THERE IS NOT SUCH A THING AS DRASTIC DIETING OR REDUCING CALORIES, IT WILL NEVER WORK FOR ME.  SO I AM JUST TRYING TO MAKE IT, BY EATING AS MUCH AS I CAN WITHOUT GAINING MORE WEIGHT. IT'S WORKING, A LIL, I GAINED WEIGHT ALREADY BC I WAS EATING IN FULL EXCESS, SO NOW I'M TRYING TO BE A LITTLE MORE MODERATE, BUT NOT SO MUCH THAT I FEEL DEPRIVED. I WILL FAIL IF I DO THAT!

bed!

oh, i plan to do upper body weights today at the gym....anything to get out of swimming!!!....and tomorrow i'm getting out of swimming too..well...maybe...i may decide on doing only leg weights after work, and a very litttle bit, just some thigh work, maybe...

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

OhioRaven on 04/15/2013:
Take care of yourself HP.


Puddles on 04/15/2013:
Have a great day


legcramps on 04/15/2013:
Have a good day!


V on 04/15/2013:
Hope you are feeling better now <3



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!


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