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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday May 03, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Happy Friday!

calories before leaving work: 1350, great.

calories on way home: light, 150 cal snack.

dinner: very healthy, lots of volume: 2 peppers 100 with dressing 50 , tomato juice around 50, mozzerella cheese on a wrap 200, strawberries 50. total: 450

total so far: 1950, great!

 around 2200 total cal today, good. half hour swimming. good! some ab work at lunch.

 

 

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

V on 05/03/2013:
Happy Friday <3


Puddles on 05/03/2013:
Good job on your food. Have a great weekend.


JBGirl on 05/03/2013:
Sounds like good eating!



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

hey all. i got ready for work in about 15 minutes today...and looked it! LOL

anyways, all is good. i am more motivated and inspired once again to get to the gym and pool.  i have been notified from a letter by the NYPD that my process is STARTING! wahoooo. this is the year, for sure. i think i may be in the January academy after all!

so...glad i stopped home for dinner before heading to the gym. hoping they haven't towed my car lol! i parked in the 15 minute spot, but for probably more like a half hour. lol. once i get home, it's hard for me to leave ;-) to get back out to exercise.

good thing is, i had something healthier than another shake for dinner: instead, cooked turkey (not deli) on a thicker slice of bread with mustard and two yellow peppers dipped in dressing. overall, a nice light meal at around 350 calories. and we all know i like to eat....so probably a shake or something after working out, maybe lowfat frozen yogurt instead.

so far, 1850 healthy calories. i've had veggies since breakfast :-) all week this week by making shakes that include greens. i feel better about this, and will continue to try to eat more vegetables (really, i am trying to make sure i have greens everyday is what i mean for now. i think it'll improve my skin and healing process)

i will end the day at 2050-2100 cal. good.

maybe another update tonight...gotta change my address with the DMV later before bed....!

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

Puddles on 05/02/2013:
Good luck in the process for the NYPD. Happy to see you are back on track. Have a nice evening.


V on 05/02/2013:
YES!!! Finally some good news :) I am sure you will be NYPD soon :)



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

I GOT A LETTER IN THE MAIL FROM THE NYPD!!! WAHOO! THEY KNOW I EXIST...ON TO THE NEXT STAGE, FILLING OUT SOME PAPERWORK & GETTING IT IN! WAHOOOOOOOOOOO! MOVING ON, STILL HAVE AT LEAST 6MOS-1YR TILL I GET IN, BUT YES, YES, YES!!!!

TOTAL CALORIES AROUND 2250. EXERCISE: SWIMMING WITH PADDLEBOARD.

Wednesdays for the next month will be packed with action after work....I have physical therapy at 6/6:30-about 7.  then, dinner of course. then, driving to the pool to swim myself for about an hour followed by swim instruction at 9pm.  I am in the beginner class, which I don't mind - i do have some swimming experience though! - so there isn't a lot of exercise going on yet which is why i exercise beforehand to get cardio in, mostly with the kickboard for my legs.

breakfast: tasty shake! fat free greek yogurt 100, avocado 80, almond milk 20, little blueberries 20?, tons of spinach 50, lots - 4 packets of powder stevia: 270 - great...definitely not acidic in my mind - the spinach and stevia is very alkalizing to the body.  i am working on decreasing artificial/acids a little bit - especially for breakfast. and TEA with some stevia. ohh, a few almond earlier. 300 total.

snack: almonds 200

snack: source of life chocolate macadamia nut protein bar, tea 200

lunch: turkey, spinach, cooked carrots, chips?, light bagel 500

1200

snack: plum: 50

snack  2 big peppers, water, fiber one bar if i want it.

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

OhioRaven on 05/01/2013:
Good post today. Positive Outlook. Go HOP !


Puddles on 05/01/2013:
You seem to have a solid plan for the next stage. Have a great day.


grannyannie on 05/01/2013:
Good plans for today! You go girl!


IndependentEm93 on 05/01/2013:
Have a great day!


V on 05/01/2013:
Hope you had a wonderful day HOP :)


Kati on 05/02/2013:
GREAT, HOP!!!! :) I'm so excited for you :D Swimming with paddleboard - for me it'll be tomorrow! :)


Tangalyn~ on 05/02/2013:
huge congrats to u :D



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

tried something different this AM for breakfast :-D green shake made with: tofu 100, almond milk 30, 1/2 scoop cherry protein powder 50, spinach 50, some stevia (the only sweetner that is not acidic) around 250 - good!  instead, when stevia is digested, it's highly alkaline...and this is what i'm looking to increase in my diet - so for now, i'm sticking with incuding it in my food.

...update at work, 11am, having a much better day. i love being physically active & swimming last night made me feel great in the AM!  I am REALLY gonna work on being proactive to lose a few pounds & eventually reach 120 lbs, which was my originally goal until i got derailed & then fully derailed by this injury. But I really have little excuses, as I live by the pool.  I do not like going everyday, but I will try for every other or at least 3days per week or so for the swimming/cardio!

healthy day for sure. lots of veggies, fruit, i just realized no meat at all today! wow a vegetarian day!...

2000 (maybe even a lil more) before the gym, good.

after weight lifting for a bit under an hour: i went next door for frozen yogurt lol. 250-300 good.

total: 2250-2300, good.

 

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

Puddles on 04/30/2013:
good luck on your new experiment. Have a great day.


grannyannie on 04/30/2013:
Have a good day.


IndependentEm93 on 04/30/2013:
Have a great day!


skinnygrlwithin on 04/30/2013:
Swimming is such a great workout!! I'm glad you're really starting to feel better about everything.


V on 04/30/2013:
So happy that you had a good day my friend <3


hollybelle on 04/30/2013:
Very pleased that you had such a good day. How are your shins?



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

pretty fed up with myself and life. lack of walking & being able to be active has me down and depressed really.  I hope to start being active maybe even MID MONTH. can't take this anymore.

starting over again. I am going to be successful this week.

Breakfast smoothie: greek yogurt 2% 150, strawberries 50, some spinach 20, some almond milk 20, 1/4 avocado 80, 2 packets stevia. later i decided i wanted to eat 200 calories of almonds as well and had them after the smoothie. 520. good.

snack: i think a fiber one bar before work starts 130

snack: tea and protein bar 210

lunch: cooked spinach 20, 1/4 avocado 80, some babaganoush (eggplant dip without mayo) 50, turkey 150, potato whole wheat bread: 500 approx, good. and chips i needed them. 140 more

early dinner: tofu 50, 1/4 avocado 80, greens 20, chips 240: good. oh and lots of homemade tomato/pepper juice from my boss. 2.5 cups. around 120

1860, babaganoush 90?, 1950...and...i wanted them, almonds 170

snack after swimming if I want to: 130

2250, good. the plan is to do what i do when i do well - not think about starving myself. yup, i tried & failed these past two weeks trying to..eat too low? so, back to normal - get through each day, eat normally. i'll be OK :-p

total: 1910, better than if I hadn't planned these meals, sorta high, but i don't feel i can lower it.

it is quite impossible for me to eat low calories after a day & night of binging.

 

 

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

OhioRaven on 04/29/2013:
Good Luck with your new life. Have a Healthy Day.


Puddles on 04/29/2013:
Things will get better hang in there.


grannyannie on 04/29/2013:
Hang in there. Have a better week than last one!


IndependentEm93 on 04/29/2013:
Have a great day!


V on 04/29/2013:
I am so sorry that you are missing your routine and I understand how this is super frustrating for you :( I am so happy that you can get a good workout in with swimming :) I hope that you heal soon <3



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

WHY AM I BEING SUCH A SCREW-UP!? LADIES WHAT IS MY DEAL. I DON'T KNOW MYSELF.  EVERY WEEKEND I SCREW MYSELF FURTHER, EVEN DURING THE WEEK. I CANNOT HELP BUT BINGE WHEN I AM HOME. I CAN'T EXERCISE LIKE I WANT TO. EVEN WALKING IS NOT POSSIBLE RIGHT NOW. YESTERDAY I DID DANCE AT A PARTY A LITTLE BIT, BUT REALLY I NEED TO LET MY LEGS HEAL. I AM UPSET.

I AM GAINING WEIGHT DO TO MY OWN POOR CHOICES. I DON'T WANNA DO THIS ANYMORE, BUT I AM HAVING MAJOR TROUBLES TURNING THIS ALL AROUND. I AM REALLY NERVOUS & DON'T WANT TO MAKE THESE POOR CHOICES, HAVE A BAD SUMMER, AND HATE HOW I LOOK. 

WHAT THE HE!! AM I DOING TO MYSELF, WHY CAN'T I STOP. I AM OUT OF CONTROL.

...i should really not be lazy & wash my bedding today...but also i just wanna fully relax, need to go to the supermarket, maybe not cook at all this week, and go to the pool, and of course physical therapy later in the AM. too many plans for a day off lol.

hey all. really out of it this am...considering i went to bed around 4am!

6:30am breakfast: fiber one and almond milk: 300, 3 tablespoons or so of the smart balance spread 300, piece of bread 80, more almond milk 40: 720

9:30 snack few strawberries 20, more almond milk 40::60

snack: 200

around 1000 so far, good.

late, big lunch: ummm, maybe as much as 1,100 or more - small binge.

2100, not good, it's only around 3pm!

ANOTHER DAY DOWN THE DRAIN. JUST EXHAUSTED. NOT IN THE MOOD FOR THE POOL. DON'T WANNA EXERCISE, WOULD WALK IF MY LEGS WERE BETTER. ATE A LOT.

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


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

guessing around 2300, could have been more, but i made good choices.

exercise: 1/2 hour at pool (too much traffic getting there so my time was shortened) and some walking/dancing in city!!! - i shouldn't have been walking but the darn limo only took us there and we weren't ready to leave the bellydancing restaurant when it came to pick us up, bc we hadn't seen the bellydancer yet! so we had to take the train home to Long Island to get our cars & then drive home after that!

good morning :-D

7am? breakfast: strawberries, 50, bread with smart balance peanut butter 200, lots of flax milk: around 100 (onlt 25 cal per cup!) 350, perfect! and at least 4 more tablespoons on the butter...400 more, fine. 750.

planning to sleep as much as possible this AM, go to the pool, get ready for the city for a friend's bday, but first going to long island to meet my best friend for nails and early meal....dinner is at 8-9pm approximatley, so we r gonna pick up something fast from the mall before heading out to the party in the city by limo!!! yay. the bday party limo leaves from the bday girl's apt at 7 & we are going to a bellydancing restuarant in the city!

10:45am snack: fruit & veggies around 100 at least, amy's California veggie burger 150 on whole wheat potato bread 80: gonna avg this meal at 350, good.

noon snack: ugh...get me outta this house...100 for cottage cheese with cinnamon and chocolate stevia.

1200 so far.  (if i am hungry after swimming, i'll have a chocolate protein bar - 200 cal) then, i will wait till i get food with christine for my next meal - which will be only TONS of veggies probably from chinese food court or something....then dinner tonight. ugh...

exercise: around 30 min in pool, maybe 45 if i can manage it, which i think yes, bc i have my paddleboard! :-P Now i can do extra LEG STREGTHENING in the pool, rather than just all arms!!! YAY this is why i love Amazon, you can order anything - the world is at your fingertips!

off to the pool...soon....

then, getting ready for the city/long island...leaving here at 3pm to get there...which means i should start getting ready early, if i wanna look...nice...so i should really fully shower right after the pool, let my hair dry a bit, get ready gradually & not rushed!

 

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

V on 04/27/2013:
Good Morning :)


Puddles on 04/27/2013:
Sure sounds like an interesting day for you. Have a good one.


grannyannie on 04/27/2013:
Have a lovely day!



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

early breakfast, knowing i don't have to be at work all day today - going in really late :-D

breakfast: lots of strawberries, around 120 cal, 2 tablespoons pb 200, on bread 200: 520, good!

snack: maybe warm flax milk??? and bar... later on 130 more after that

snack: bar ??

800..

lunch: tofu, greens, chips?

early dinner: tofu, greens, apple and pita bread 450

total so far is 2050, decent....

snack: drink 200

got really hungry at 1am and had strawberries and a slice of bead.  i know it was even a bit more, so putting today's calories at 2350.

exercise: full upper body weights.

need to buy more tofu (so much less calories than even chicken!)

exercise plan: WEIGHTS swimming...let me save the weights for Saturday or Sunday when I can get a good workout in! might as well not skip weights tonight, bc i realize the next time i'd do them anyways is by waiting till Sunday, which isn't so good. instead, i'll do weights today, then Monday.  On the weekend i'll swim....

 

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

Puddles on 04/26/2013:
Your doing good. Have a great weekend.


OhioRaven on 04/26/2013:
Have a good day, Hop.



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

around 1750 cal today.

exercise: 30 minutes swimming.

today's a new day thank god.  i am letting my weight spiral out of control & I am scared.  I am used to eating more....and it's hard for my to cut calories in order to lose the pounds I am gaining through binging without exercise.  i wish i could exercise like i did before :-( but i can't. so i should watch what i'm eating before it's too late....which it sorta already is!  if i gain even another 1/2 pound, which i guess i did with last night's binge on peanut butter & bread, i will have to buy no clothes and that is out of the question.  i need to work on slimming down, a challenge i really don't want to have right now!

breakfast: 2 pcs potato whole wheat bread 160 with peanut butter 200 and flax milk 75: around 450, good

snacking:  bar, tea around 200.

lunch: extra greens, tofu, lots of black pepper!, 2 pieces of bread: 350

snack: bar? cheese if i need it. 60

snack: same as lunch. tofu, greens, bread: 350

late snack: ugh, don't wanna even think about this...big apple, bar 250

1660, fine...i can't see myself eating any less....i need snacks what can i do about it. these meals and snacks are pretty darn light.  i know i cannot do what i did long ago - 1200-1400 cal days i don't think i can manage to eat that light...  :-(

ok....knowing i am better than i think i am....if i eat around 1700 each day, let's say it's an average of 300 cal loss per day.  300x7 =2100 cal loss per week. 2100x4 = 8400 avg cal loss per month. 8400 = 2.4 lb loss per month. May & June weightloss eating this way = 5 lb loss.  BUT, this means I need to keep this up for approximately 2 months. If i do this, I'll be back to my weight, no problems.  If i continue binging, my weight will increase. So what's a girl to do?  I must start eating better!!!!! How will I do it?  Gonna work harder, that's all, and not binge. It's not helping anyone!

 

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

Puddles on 04/25/2013:
What can I say - you have said it all - just follow your own instructions. Have a great day.


hollybelle on 04/25/2013:
Try to think of new ways to burn calories if you can and naybe try to fill up on less calorie dense foods until you can workout again. It is difficult - I know, believe me, but it is not too late - it's never too late. Hang in there and try to stay peaceful as you can! Your plan sounds good - you can do it!


skinnygrlwithin on 04/25/2013:
I second what hollybelle said... try and find ways to do some different exercise, drink TONS of water...and do your best to only eat when hungry, actually hungry, and until satisfied. It will be ok...don't be so hard on yourself.


V on 04/25/2013:
Best of luck to you today..



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

2800. 3500 cal, no exercise. i was feeling so emotionally drained, tired, exhausted. ugh, i hate when i get like that.

woke up thursday morning sweating from all the excess bread & peanut butter i had all night...

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


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