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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.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 22, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

Already binging. 1000 cal at 2am...feeling out of it...

breakfast & snacks: 500 (could be more, but counting it as 500)

lunch: 200.

snacking 250

dinner 600

total: 2550, excellent. exercise: 30 min swim :)

...not feeling good about myself, this weekend, and really anything.  I am exhausted and want time off from my job.  There is no amount of time in the world that could be enough I don't think.  But in all honesty, I think I need ONE MONTH! lol. that is not happening, obviously. I have no extra days in sight. I plan to save them...for when I need them, possibly till the FALL.

so, yes, even though I am struggling, I am committed to my goal.  I will lose some pounds over summer... :(  and yes, it's gonna be more hard work than I expected.  I can't wait to be able to walk again, normally, for exercise. still my legs hurt...I really did do a number on myself.  and I am angry about it!

so today, I plan for 2700 or so cal if I need to.  I can balance it tomorrow...not that I intended to eat this way, but I am not dealing with stress well, this injury adding to much of it, and feeling like I have no end in sight/no way of knowing when I will able to resume exercise.

Mskitty on 06/22/2013:
Is there any type goal you can work to within your feild (not sure what you do..) I find I can make the work pass quicker if I can top myself in someway. Or perhaps if you can get through the next couple months with flying colors be determind and brave enough to ask for a pay bump or a title premotion.

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

happy Friday. I am getting up too early lately, not sleeping well. but, life is pretty good at the moment :-D  I've already even done my laundry. now I don't have to think about it on the weekend :-D

OKAY...I am getting a lot of interest from men lately!!!! so strange!  not used to it. but it's kinda weird interest. older men usually, but hotter older men.

healthy dinner, surprisingly: big chicken drumstick, big salad with some dressing, roasted tomatoes: 400 at most.

around 1850 total cal. a big success. and, full weights routine (upper body/abs/back) go me. 2050 cal. still ok, but not great if I want weightloss. I am up late and ate roasted garlic with spinach. actually, 2200 calories.

for the weekend, I only need to swim, at least a half hour, each day...piece of cake :-D

I am trying to eat less and my clothes are tight and I feel gross. I may have to buy new pants, but if I do, it's gonna allow me to eat more, which is not good either. i'm going to fight the bulge and lower calories...I will succeed!

I do have a goal to have low calories over the next few weekends...that includes 4th of July.  4 days off could equal nice calories shed.  I want to get a move on this weightloss.  Really, I will aim for 1700-1800 cal. I wanted to write something lower, but I feel it would impede my weightloss as it would be far lower than usual and I would binge later. so, maybe 1700-1800 is fine right now..? over time I can decrease more. but decreasing calories sucks...bc than u lower your metabolism too...


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

OhioRaven on 06/21/2013:
Happy Friday, HP.

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

Breakfast: peach 80, hard boiled egg 80, bean chips 150, whole total yogurt with added flax 220: 530, good.

snack: bar

felt sick at work bc I had reg coffee thinking it was decaf...

total cal today: 1750. exercise: half hr in pool

life: currently good, too busy, and I find lately I am getting a lot of interest from men?!

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

OhioRaven on 06/20/2013:
Hi, HP. You're looking good !

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

Happy Wednesday, tonight, the goal is to make it to the pool for a quick swim after physical therapy which ends around 7.  it will be late till I get home, but I am going to try so hard to fit the exercise in...ahhh, even thinking about going to the pool is stressing me out. who am I kidding, sleep is much more important these days. therefore, no exercise tonight.

Breakfast: strawberries 100, greek full fat yogurt 200, flax 20, granola bar 130: 450, good.

snack:bar / milk 360

lunch: 450

snack: 200

dinner: tomato juice many servings 150?, chips 300: 450...

snack after gym: fruit

total cal: 1950

exercise I did...weights routine and some abs! so happy I conquered it!!



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

Umpqua on 06/19/2013:
Sometimes sleep IS more important. I hope you have a good one!

skinnygrlwithin on 06/19/2013:
I think you're making the right choice... I've been battling with sleep v. exercise the last couple days and I really think it's better to not be burnt out then to push your body to hard... you need a balance of all these things to maintain a happy healthy body.

V on 06/19/2013:
Happy Wednesday!! Hope you had a good day and plenty of sleep tonight :)

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

Happy Tuesday. So far I'm making it through this week pretty well, getting a decent amount of sleep. :-D

Breakfast: strawberries 80, 2 fiber one rolls 220, 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter 200, some smart balance spread 20, almond milk 40: 560, decent.

snack: bar, milk 360

lunch: 2 wraps with spaghetti squash, tofu 

snack before swim: almonds & banana 300

overall I ended with around 1900. very good.

my goal is to lose around 10 lbs in around 3-4 months. it's hard to think about for too long, bc it is easy to get nervous about it..since 3-4 months is a long period of time! LOL and if it takes longer, so be it, but still i'd rather not think about it :-)

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

skinnygrlwithin on 06/18/2013:
Are you still enjoying your swimming?? It really is such a great workout!

legcramps on 06/18/2013:
Have a great swim today!

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

This may be TMI, sorry, but my urine once again was majorly dark this AM.  I had a lot of carbs/sugar at dinner and I have realized for a long time, that when i do this, my whole body takes a major beating so to speak.  You can tell my organs must be working really hard to process everything. 

Breakfast (still craving carbs/still blood sugar feels off): strawberries 50, 2 fiber one rolls 220, 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter 200, almond milk 30: 500. too much.

snack: bar and milk: 360

lunch: planning on carbs. and maybe milk if i don't have all of it in the morning...planning on a bagel with cream cheese or something like that...was good.400, candies 50

dinner/snack: ugh, don't remind me...so healthy! banana and almonds 300

snack:  fruit and frozen yogurt prob around 250-300

total today:  1850 =  perfect.

exercise: i plan to do weights (upper body) at the gym. weirdly, my legs are still sore,from swimming, Saturday.

the plan is for me to get in the best shape (looking) of my life by September, my 31st bday. enough of this bullsh1t!  i did so well for my 30th...and was in good shape last September.  but i destroyed myself this fall/winter by injuring my legs. legs-wise i may not be able to do very much by then, but i need to drop a few pounds, as they have been accumulating VERY nicely over these few months that I've been eating and not exercising as much.

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

OhioRaven on 06/17/2013:
Mornin' HP. Y'know, everything you have been saying about sugar and carbs are very consistent with some of the guests doctors on the Dr Oz show. I think what your body is feeling about these cravings are Real. As far as dark urine is concerned I know that it could be not enough water and you are dehydrated or you, like me, have been eating beets. Hope you are well :v)

puddles on 06/17/2013:
I think Raven is right with the water. Have a great day.

skinnygrlwithin on 06/17/2013:
As far as carbs are concerned I also struggle with cravings, but I've found if you can give them up for about a week you really do stop craving them.

I'm not sure about the dark urine, other than the water that was suggested above. I know when I take vitamin b complex in the morning I end up with (and again sorry if this is TMI) like neon yellow urine, but I've heard this is normal.

V on 06/17/2013:
Yeah i am going to agree about the urine.Usually that is a sign you aren't getting enough water..I hope that's the case for you..Have a good evening :)

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

bigger breakfast: small package raspberries 100, 2 tablespoons almond butter 200, 2 fiber one rolls 220, bar 200, some smart balance spread 20, very small amount of fiber one and almond milk 80: 820, fine.  it's expected for my body to be in sorta a "craving mode" after what I had last night - sugar free jello and some almonds. whenever I have too much sugar free I do get a craving for more carbs, more food, more fat.

ugh god. I always do worse on holidays/days when I have get togethers....anyways, 10am snack: 500 cal. a medium banana and a lot of almond butter.

1pm large lunch: big chicken drumstick & okra in tomato sauce all from boss 350?, chips,too many servings, 450, strawberries 50, granola bar 150....my body/mind is nuts...1000 cal right here.

2320...planning on 3000 cal today...after all, going to a bbq for father's day dinner....and I may skip the pool, body is tired & I should listen...I will not buy new pants, but instead will be watching calories, closer, these next few weeks/months.  I have a very hard time with overeating sometimes, especially with this lack of exercise...


3600 calories.

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

puddles on 06/16/2013:
Have a great day.

supercheese on 06/16/2013:
im the same same way. totally understand. tracking calories hardcore from now on until i reach the goal!

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

I was thinking to go to bed around 10pm. Friend called and I didn't wanna "hang up on her" so I was very patient (she needed to talk to me about a guy...), on the phone for an HOUR AND A HALF until midnight. Then, I just woke up at 4:30am...not sleeping well.

4:30am snack: strawberries, a banana, and fiber one roll with smart balance spread: 350 or so, good.

I know that I want to do laundry...maybe I should just do it now, before someone takes the machines...

6am: roti (indian style like a wrap) bread from boss 120, bar 210 330

total so far: 680, ok.

maybe up to 2300 today.

exercise: pool for half hour

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

puddles on 06/15/2013:
Friends sometimes you just have to do what you have to do. Have a great day.

supercheese on 06/15/2013:
hey question! How many calories do you eat in a day usually? I eat somewhere around 1800-2200 depeding on working out....Im new to this whole eating more than Im used to and scared i wont lose weight :(

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

Good Morning & Happy Friday!

Breakfast: 2 tablespoons almond butter 200, fiber one 100 with almond milk 30 and a smallish banana 120, really wanting one more tablespoon almond butter...but I will refrain, actually! feels good. as I did already enjoy it before the cereal...why waste calories when I can have it again, tomorrow....making this work..450 cal total, good.

snack: Whole Milk 150, bar 210, 360

lunch: I kinda just want a turkey wrap with mustard...will see if anyone wants to order when at work today...I've had too many veggies and have had the worst gas problems since like Wednesday...where I can't move hardly at all after lunch at work, it's bad.

late snack: maybe almonds on ride home, also cucumber

dinner: LOTS of sautéed spinach, veggies 400? maybe more, but I refuse to thimk about it :-)

1800, gym...

late snack after gym: strawberries, cottage cheese...between 250-300.

total 2250 approx. good! gym was full weights upper body, abs, pushups.

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

puddles on 06/14/2013:
Have a great weekend.

skinnygrlwithin on 06/14/2013:
I understand the excess veggie problem... I used to be like that when I first started drinking my veggie juice. It eventually went away.

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