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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Aug 20, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.5

Good Morning :-)

Breakfast smoothie about 2 or 3 cups worth total: one small banana 100, one yogurt 80, vanilla chai vega protein powder 140, lil bit of milk 30, ice: 350. awesome.

snack: decaf coffee, bar?


lunch: 1/2 avocado, tofu, toast. maybe boss' food?!  ....avovado was a great idea because i am feeling better already with the addition of extra fat into my diet, i need it!

dinner: maybe same as lunch...similar, yup. 400.

snack: fruit, bar,around 250-300.

total: around 1800, good.

exercise: full jogging, around 45min-hour.


Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

V on 08/20/2012:
LOL I love how you get lunch on the cheap by eating some of your boss', that is the least he can do for making you work such long hours..Does he bring food from home or order out? Either way, that is pretty cool that he shares :) have a good day HOP

liza36 on 08/20/2012:
Sounds like you had a nice weekend. Your 5 mile jog is awesome! Have a great Monday.

V on 08/20/2012:
LOL sneaky indeed, Hopefully you can make more shakes for bfast! BTW I would NEVER tell, it's our little secret ;) hahaha

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Aug 19, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.5

Today's a new day!

Breafast: fruit 60, fiber one and milk 250, protein bar 200: 510. good.

snack - must be substantial before hour paddleboarding...definitely coconut water 35, protein drink and huge protein brownie bar...needed something filling and satisfying before standup paddleboarding. 600.

wonderful day of exercise and outdoor activities: 9am hour bootcamp, 12pm hour and a lil extra of standup paddleboarding, bike ride in the early evening before dinner for about 30-40 min. perfect. definitely going to bed early tonight!

foodwise, calorie-wise, a thousands times better today

afternoon snack: healthy non-protein bar, coffee. 290.

big dinner: salad 80, eggplant dish 450, tofu 200, plum 50: around 800.

total today: 2200, good.

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

V on 08/19/2012:
Stand up Paddle board is a great core workout! Congrats on signing up for the Turkey Trot..I am sure you will be more than ready my friend :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Aug 18, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.5

so excited for tomorrow early morning and afternoon...boot camp followed by an hour of stand up paddleboarding! well, there is a two hour break inbetween the two activities - enough time to eat a substantial snack and drive from one location to the next.  lol, i love trying new activities that keep you in shape!

slow, relaxing weekend. not too many plans besides the main ones: bootcamp in AM today, visit grandma later for dinner. tomorrow bootcamp followed in the afternoon by a stand-up paddleboarding lesson for an hour (got a deal - love internet deals!), and some walking later on. nothing else major or late at night besides a little laundry and food shopping, stopping by Victoria's Secret to pick up a free pair of underwear yay! I don't wanna burn myself out this weekend, so i'd rather it be kinda easy.

4am: up and cannot sleep. snacking and on computer, my brain wants to be active since, once again, i've been doing nothing all week except work and gym...

4am breakfast: 2 fiber one bars: 250. (one a peanut butter flavor, one a chocolate mocha flavor...both alright, but will not buy these flavors again)., leftover hard boiled egg, fiber one cereal and milk: total 500.

8am breakfast #2: egg whites with a lil butter 150, toast (3 slices) with some tomato based spread 250, sugary strawberry banana 2% Chobani yogurt 160. this all hit the spot! :-) total cal: 560. good.  (i haven't been eating enough fats lately so that's why the butter, 2% yogurt - i did the same thing for my coffees the past few days - whole milk. yeah, i know it's not the best types of fats, but it's also better than everything being fat free!)

11am snack after bootcamp: 60 calorie coconut water

12pm lunch: huge salad, vegetable soup, around 450

bootcamp at 10am was fabulous and I feel like i sweated out every bad food/drink i ingested and every bad thought in my head this am!

later evening exercise after dinner: 5 mi jog. so proud of myself. i had no idea i was in shape to run 5 mi. the bootcamp has helped my progress, even though we don't run near that amount, not even one mile usually! or maybe around 1 mi in bootcamp. so, i am excited...for Thanksgiving, I'm signing up for the neighborhood Turkey Trot. and if it includes a 10k, i'm in. if only a 5k, i'm in for that too. yes! i did stop to use the bathroom, but mostly a continuous 5 mi jog. last jog i did last week was only 3 mi, what a difference. wow this is simply amazing. never have i been able to run so smoothly.

snack: cantelope 100 and a protein shake (healthier kind) vanilla chai flabor 150 cal. 250 here...**** small binging today. 400 in protein bars.


early dinner: big. at 1200.

snack: 100

overall, i had 3700 cal. ok with it. weightloss and weight maintenance is the overall picture, the big picture. today was a loss of a day, but not a journey.


Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

V on 08/18/2012:
Sorry that you were not able to sleep in, that really sucks :( It happens to me almost every Sunday but I try to get a good nap in at some point of the day..Have a great bootcamp workout!

grannyannie on 08/18/2012:
Hope you get some good sleep tonight. Have a great weekend.

I've been in some FB discussions/arguments about Kindle vs real books. Real books will never disappear, but Kindles are fantastic for travelling! I also love mine because my eyes don't get tired when I read on a Kindle, and they do with paper books. I've got tons of real books at home, and those with photos must be a paper book. Since we travel a lot, a Kindle is a blessing.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Aug 17, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.5

breakfast: a lil earlier than usual, a protein drink, two fiber one bars: 380, good.

snack: coffee (decaf) , bar? this works for me...650

lunch: tofu, sun chipschips, maybe boss' food(sauteed veggies), some sauce....500

dinner: watermelon, drinks, pita, leftover tofu/boss' food 400 at most.  1550...

snacking: ehh, two protein bars, milk 450. eh, is ok.

2000 cal = fine. what am i complaining about!?  :-)

BED..., early night.

oh, and worked approximately 11 hours today. 8-7.

exercise: simple tonight = walking, i think 3.5 mi, maybe 4, i lost track!

I am VERY close to weighing 120, so very close. It may take 2 weeks, it may take 2 months, I am gonna get there...I am starting to feel that feeling I get when I am reaching my weightloss goal, the anticipatory feeling. I am trying to relax with it, and let my weightloss happen slowly, so that it can stay off forever this time. slow weightloss is definitely helping the weightloss stick around. from firsthand experience, i can tell you, it is easier to keep the weightloss happening with patience, persistance, and a slower process, as long as you can take note of the progress that has happened over time, don't forget how far you've come. for me, i've already lost 13 pounds from last summer. awesome.  finally, i see it in a couple pairs of my jeans, they don't look as nice when they are baggy in the legs (they used to be skin tight!)...i may throw them out! :-)

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

liza36 on 08/17/2012:
Happy Friday!

hollybelle on 08/17/2012:
TGIF! HAve a good one, HOP!

supercheese on 08/17/2012:
Have a good one!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Aug 16, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

I weigh 123 :-)  But i've been feeling terrible this week as well...

Thanks for all the complimens yesterday, I need to do some commenting on your diaries, always slacking!!!

Breakfast: granola bars and protein shake: 340.

I don't feel good and would rather take today OFF.... :-(

snack: dacaf coffee? bar. 310

lunch: toast, tofu, chips 450

snack/dinner: cookie 100, other cookies 50, strawberries 100: 250

snacks: 2 protein shakes 250 total

total: 1600 = winner.

exercise: slow walking, entire upper body weights routine.

may do weights tonight, maybe not (upper body).  I have been feeling incredibly week and tired this week :-(  Last night I got a full night's sleep but I feel like I need more than I even got.  I am exhausted again...  I need to sleep well most nights a week, not one night a week. Doing hardcore exercise, you need recovery time...

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

liza36 on 08/16/2012:
Hope you can get some good rest. Sleep is so important, as you know. Have a great day.

supercheese on 08/16/2012:

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Aug 15, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.5

I am not feeling good. not enough sleep lately is catching up again :-(

cadio: 45 min, some leg weights for 10 min.

calories: 1850. PERFECT.

Hey all.

Breakfast: shake made with Vanilla Chai protein powder and strawberries 250, protein bar 200: 450 total

snack: bar, water: 200

lunch: tofu, tomato salsa, maybe toast, and pita bread....



exercise: cardio, maybe some leg weight exercies too.

have a good day!

Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

V on 08/15/2012:
Have a good day HOP :)

hollybelle on 08/15/2012:

supercheese on 08/15/2012:
Have a great day!!

Umpqua on 08/15/2012:
Congrats on your recent loss, you are such a testament to the fact that hard work and slow, steady progress pays off in the long run!

liza36 on 08/15/2012:
Have a good workout and enjoy your day.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Aug 14, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.5

total cal before end of work, around 6: 1150

snack: chips, tomato juice 200

snack: protein drink 100

snack: protein bar and plums: 300

total: 1750, great, especially balancing yesterday's slight binge.

exercise: bad day at gym. feeling more tired than usual. :-(  but, i accomplished my upper body weights routine and a leisurely walk outside after.


Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Aug 13, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.5

2350 cal and too many hours at work.


2500 cal, a nice jog anyway. thank god this day is over.

Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Aug 12, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.5

late-ish breakfast: 7:30: plum 80, big soufflee 4 servings lol 280, fiber one and almond milk (yes, all of this for breakfast...) 300: 660, good.

9am bootcamp...


 overall an awesome day.

total cal around 2400, could be worse, i'm ok with this amount. dinner was a bit bigger than i wanted, but good, mostly healthy.

rest of day consisted mostly of walking on the beach, like 2 hours worth!

successful weekend.

Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 08/13/2012:
congrats on the loss!!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Aug 11, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.5

Weight Update: interestingly, after so many high calorie days for even two weeks straight!!!, i weighed a low of 123.5 today! First time in 5 years!  So the proof is in the pudding, literally, eat well, don't binge, and exercise, and you will lose weight!  I would like to reach 120 by September, but even if it's really slow weightloss and takes longer, I will be very happy.  I am finally successful, again, after FIVE LONG YEARS.

Early Breakfast: 6am, even a lil before that time, dad was up and woke me of course lol. pineapple greek yogurt, protein bar: 400.

Morning before bootcamp: some organizing, a little cleaning, little laundry :)...and reading too.

9am: fiber one and almond milk, protein drink 350 great.

hour bootcamp followed by some clothes & food shopping...tonight i have dinner with my best friend and then out to another friend's 30th bday...good weekend...

11:45am snack & early lunch after bootcamp: coconut water 60, HUGE salad with lots of good, healthy ingredients 250, and soup 150: 460 pretty darn perfect in my book!

snack: starbucks drink which gave me gas of course my fault...200 cal.

so far, 1400 cal! :-)

okay, dinner was a bit much, but all healthy. total calories today around 2400. good.

Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

V on 08/11/2012:
WOW! Congrats on your new low <3 Awesome job :)

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