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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.


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


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


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.


 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.


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.

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

breakfast: fiber one and almond milk, few strawberries, glass of milk 2%: 400 good.

snack: bar



must lay OFF veggies, so gassy, even before breakfast!

around 1950 and moderate cardio. good upper body weights.

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

V on 03/12/2013:
RYC I go to the laundry mat.It def takes some getting used to..All of the other apts had on site laundry..I rent a house and could purchase a washer/dryer but it is cheaper to go to the mat..$1.50 per washer, not bad..They also offer laundry service(12 cents per pound) but I would feel a little strange letting someone else wash my underwear..LOL Hope you have a good day!

supercheese on 03/12/2013:
OH i know the gassy part very well....it SUCKS. Really, carrots are like my biggest enemy...

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

1450 so far, good stuff!

around 2000 cal. perfect.

exercise: over an hour walk. maybe around 4mi...and total for today was probably around 4-5 miles. :-)

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

V on 03/11/2013:
Hey there hope that you had a good day back at work :)

supercheese on 03/11/2013:
Hope you had a good one!!

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

around 2200, weights, some cardio.


Thanks for the tips ladies with the pots/cooking  I will certainly use all advice you give!....and i will not even attempt the oven for some time...need to get used to the electric for sure.  i am used to a gas stove.

time for weights at the gym...cardio maybe later or after lunch?.. my best friend in the world! is coming around 2pm, which is more important right now than cardio! pretty much, anyways!...she is gonna come help me with some things and to see the apartment.  good friend, huh!?  she can't wait to see the place, see me...i am lucky to have her to rely on, trust, and count on.  :-)


Happy Sunday :-)

Anyone have any luck using pans that aren't non-stick!?  i was given those, but, man, horrible first attempt at making eggs! i used a ton of oil, everything still stuck, and now i have a very smoky apt! hahaha....yes, i did open the windows!

all moved in, still needing some minor adjustments, but happy to be here & not that stressed. :-)

7am? breakfast: the portion of eggs that weren't stuck to the pan: 120, wrap 100, lots of milk 250, spinach 30: 500 good.

11am: granola bar and decided to have something more filling, tofu in a high fiber wrap 300 at most.

800, great....



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

Umpqua on 03/10/2013:
I use stainless steel and anodized aluminum (my favorite) and don't have any problems when I'm using oil. The nonstick sprays are good to have on hand and maybe turn the heat down? You probably just need to get used to cooking on a new stove. Congrats on your new apartment, enjoy!

V on 03/10/2013:
Pam is usually good for the non stick pans..Make sure you heat the pan for a few minutes(no higher than medium heat) before you put the eggs in..Hope this helps..Hey congrats on your new place!! Enjoy your independence :)

lolla on 03/11/2013:
Electric stoves are very bad, i will never get used to them. It seems like things overcook in the middle and on the side they are raw. i hate it. For eggs i think you will need a nonstick because they are hard to cook in regular pans. The nonstick take much longer because they cannot be used with high heat. I already burn like 3 or 4 since I have no patience to stand there in front of the stove. Good Luck on this new phase of your life !!!

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