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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Sep 03, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.0

breakfast: 2 plums 80, fiber one and almond milk 250, bar 210: milk 80: 620

great day off.

full weights in AM. slacked with abs, will make up for it tomorrow. bike ride to and from gym. hour walking after. 3 mi jog in PM.

visited grandma for dinner.

good day to recharge. bed early.

2350 cal or so, good.


Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

V on 09/03/2012:
I hope that you are having a good day off :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Sep 02, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.0

Change of plans this AM, I will go to bootcamp class at 9am then the beach later on.  At first, plans were to go to a rather far, but really nice beach.  But since we are going locally now, I can go to bootcamp too! yay.

I'm liking my weight chart to the right...Going DOWN. Even slow is good, ladies.  122 looks nice for starting September.  I can't even imagine what I am going to feel like at 119.  This is far away from now, but it's gonna happen!  Maybe by end of September or October...

Big breakfast: lots of fiber one 200, small banana 110, almond milk 60, cinnamon, protein bar 210: 580.

edit: total calories a bit high because we had a nice family dinner, i had an extra hotdog and bun followed by some cake. was worth it for a change of pace.

total calories: 3150 today. not terrible, like i said, not all days are perfect! :-)

exercise: bootcamp for an hour, lots of walking at beach and even some at the mall!

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

V on 09/02/2012:
Good Morning :) Wow I am sure you are super stoked for a 3 day weekend and 2 consecutive short work weeks to boot? WINNING LOL Have a good workout!

inmorning on 09/02/2012:
Happy Bootcamping. Give yourself a big hug.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Sep 01, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.0

7am Breakfast: 500.

11am snack 1: 300

2pm snack 2: 200

3pm snack 3: 200


maybe like 2200 cal today, good!

exercise: bootcamp, walking at mall after dinner with my best friend :-)

I've decided to lay low on any crazy dieting, as you all know....trying to just be happy till my 30th bday on September 9th....maybe some extra attention to calories after that point, but now i'm just trying to make it to my bday in toronto!

dinner: with my friend christine, new place & there should be lots of healthy veggie choices! :-)

exercise: bootcamp in AM...and not really anything else, i may take a walk, but maybe not, kinda tired and wanting a nap. I also have some paperwork/bills to take care of at home...

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

V on 09/01/2012:
Have fun at dinner tonight!

Kati on 09/02/2012:
Toronto, amazing!!! You should share some photos with us, girlie girl! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Aug 31, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.0

update in afternoon:

wow, crazy entry about foods, this morning, huh!? wow. no sleep and crazy life can do that to a person ;) and that's ok, lately, i'm feeling GREAT.

4pm snack (got out early and i'm home for now...) fiber one and almond milk, unsweetened: 250 yum.

snacks/dinner: 500 cal.

total cal: 2200, good. fruit in middle of night, 2280, good.

exercise: over an hour cardio, lots of jogging.


Big breakfast shake: 1/2 avocado160, yogurt 100, lil bit milk 40, lil bit strawberries 40, tasty protein shake 120: 460 - great.  and lil bit of almonds. 20 or 30 more cal.

snack: tea, BAR 210


lunch: 2 plain greek yogurts 180, 1/2 avocado (on an avocado kick - but let me tell you, my skin has been clearer than usual and i think it's due to the extra fats - good thing!) 160, some toast or chips...340 before chips/toast...


Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

liza36 on 08/31/2012:
Hello, have a good weekend.

inmorning on 08/31/2012:
Truly, do have a great weekend.

V on 08/31/2012:
Wow i think this is the earliest that you have left work ever! Yippee, I hope your weekend goes just the way you want it <3 Do you have Monday off as well? That would be a bonus!!

selina on 08/31/2012:
I looooove avocados!

Bikiniwax85 on 08/31/2012:
I know how it feels! Lack of sleep and crazy life turn my attitude rotten!! I hate it. I had a nice long sleep yesterday feel great! Was not being to sensitive or anything just being the fun me that I used to be! BTW, your breakie looks yummy just what I needed! Going to copy that tomorrow. Hohoho

Kati on 09/01/2012:
wow HOP, I really like your previous entry about religions. You're so right! Respect - it should be all about respect. Unfortunately humanity's past shows us how certain beliefs destroyed others' lives. :( I choose to respect everyone, and I hope they do the same with me. My religion though... is called: healthy living & exercise. :) You should have guessed this one :P

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Aug 30, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.0

2400 total cal today, went a bit over, but at least i got a good hour's jog/walk (mostly jogging!) in.  tomorrow will be better. everyday isn't perfect....

exercise: hour cardio.

food: majority was quite healthy.


big breakfast shake, with extra glass of milk on the side: 100, avocado 1/2 160, protein powder 140, fruit 40, yogurt 80: 520 - good.

snack: ginger tea & protein bar 200.

lunch: yogurt and avocado, veggies, toast. maybe chips.

snack/dinner: ?


planning on an enjoyable jog for exercise tonight.

wow, I was just reading inmorning's entry from yesterday.  she explains a little bit about our Judaism beliefs.  If you aren't familiar with the Jewish religion, you can gain some insight from her entry.  I believe in all religions and beliefs. we should be able to coexist together. No religion is better than the next. We are all equals, as long as we believe in positive things, not hatred to others. In the past, I had to break a connection with ONE member on here, because she believed that there is only one desirable religion that everyone should follow.   Why can't we all practice what we want?  Why can't we accept each other? without trying to convert anyone, change anyone...

I had to get that out of my system.  :-)

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

inmorning on 08/30/2012:
:-) Thanks so much for understanding the meaning and not seeing the negative. My email is in my bio. If you want to send me an email, I had something else I wanted to write to you but not on a public blog thing. :-) I know this is what a weirdo would say but don't worry I am not one. :-P

V on 08/30/2012:
<3 Agreed and eloquently stated HOP..Have a good day :)

selina on 08/30/2012:
Hi HoP, I hear you! And I agree!

Bikiniwax85 on 08/31/2012:
Ah you are very positive love that :)BTW can I get the link for the entry that you are reading? Seems interesting to me

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Aug 29, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.0

satisfying breakfast shake: 1/2 avocado 160, yogurt 80, milk 100, protein shake 150, 1/2 small banana 60: 550, actually - good. i needed something a bit more today.

snack: protein bar: 200, tea.


2200 or so.

a very tired, long day.

happy it's over!

weights at gym. some walking.

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/29/2012:
Good meals today! Have a great day.

supercheese on 08/29/2012:
your post the other day made me feel a little bit better. I've been slowly...SO SLOWLY losing weight and maintaining at the same time that it frustrates me that it doesnt happen faster, but its better to lose weight slow then fast and gain back. Theres no time goal for weightloss... thanks for the realization :)

legcramps on 08/29/2012:
Your breakfast shake sounds good! My Glutamine smoothies include: spinach (lots and lots of it, like two big handfuls), one banana, yogurt (plain non-fat), either orange juice or almond milk, frozen berries (another big handful), and some Glutamine protein powder. It's HUGE. Usually ends up being over two glasses of the stuff, so I drink one after my workout, and take the second one to work with me.

V on 08/29/2012:
I hope you had a fabulous day!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Aug 28, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.0

rough long day, but feeling accomplished. exercise: around 50 min mostly jogging outside.

left house around 6:15am.

worked 7-5pm not even a half hour lunch.

meeting from 6-7.

dinner in car.

exercise from 7:45 till 8:30.

snack after exercising: fruit and yogurt

home to relax a lil before bed :-)

woke up at 2am hungry, had 2 greek yogurts (both with some extra sugar ok) 230.

total today: 2130, good.

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

inmorning on 08/29/2012:
You seem to have good discipline. I am a bit envious but am working to achieve. So thanks for the encouragement and the nice words on my last blog, give yourself a hug.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Aug 27, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.0

long workday worked 8 till quarter to 7. tomorrow i start at 7am.

got to the gym at 8pm. left around 8:45pm.

would have liked to be in bed by 9pm to get sleep, but that is impossible right after the gym. plus, i'm enjoying this diet orange soda...

calories today were very, very good. i was eating small meals all day and planned everything very well, that's how i was able to do it!

total cal around 1750. cannot ask for anything better.

gym: 45 min treadmill. mostly walking.

...so excited to start at such a low weight in September. this is awesome. I cannot even wait to get into the 'teens! (Probably around mid September).  It's been such a LONG time...summer 2007 was the last time!  5 years ago...and never again! It was so much harder this time to lose the weight, it's taken a year to lose 10 lbs!...this is my second time at weightloss. the first time, i lost all 30 lbs in one year!  (and i kept the weight off for a long time - from the age of 20-25.) then, i got very depressed and also i was back in school, studying, eating to procrastinate studying, etc. wrong choices and change of lifestyle is what caused the weight gain the second time.

I have learned a LOT in these five years till now. Mostly, all foods are ok...if you like something, you shouldn't deny yourself. and that when you have a bad eating day, it's not a problem - it's a lifestyle change, not a quick fix...etc. this journey - the weightloss journey - was actually fun this time around. i don't even wanna lose weight fast! I like the progress and i'm enjoying the pace I'm losing it at. Nice and slow, steady, and I'll be able to maintain it if I can lose it slow enough for my body to adjust - get used to what it needs! this is GREAT.

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

V on 08/28/2012:
That is awesome that you are in a good place HOP! Keep up the great job girl :)

legcramps on 08/28/2012:
Great job girl! Nice attitude.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Aug 26, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.0

Yesterday was a really, really nice day.  I even came home around 8pm to find my mom, dad, and sister having dinner so i ate with a lil bit and we all chilled for a little while. we don't do this often, so it was really nice.  I'm thankful for my family and my best friend...as well as my friends. :-)

Breakfast: fiber one (2 cups) and almond milk, protein bar. 500.



weird, hungry day...especially at dinner, i was ravenous.

2600 cal, 1000 cal for dinner that's why the higher number.

exercise: bootcamp in AM, followed by walking at the beach for like 2 hours this afternoon. I probably burned off all the calories i ate.

all is good!


Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Aug 25, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 122.0

If you need support or want to read a little about my struggles with binging, see previous entry.

Breakfast: fiber one and almond milk 300, bar 230. total 530, good.

Today I have a bootcamp program, specially planned, near the beach at the Hamptons (big area, but it's known as a popular vacation spot and living area for famous stars and celebrities) on Long Island if you've heard of that area (but 2 hours away not at a close beach) and I am both anticipating with excitement and nervous.  I get nervous before new activities with people that I don't know well.  It should be fun, I am just bringing a fruit to have before, some fruit for after. There should be a bbq, and I recently (past year or two) like to have food provided, like a "normal person" and not have to worry about packing my own...whats the fun in that!? :-)

Snack before bootcamp: peach 70


good bootcamp workout, some walking (leisurely) in the afternoon, an overall fantastically fun, exciting day!!! so glad i went!

overall cal, even better than i could guess on a day where it is unplanned and i was anxious, it all worked out very nicely - 2000 cal. this is proof that an active, invigorating lifestyle is something totally meant for me!

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

V on 08/25/2012:
Oh I hear all about the "White" parties in the Hamptons :) That is awesome that you are getting a beach bootcamp today. I am sure it will be a blast..Oh RYC I add healthy starches to the mix from time to time ;) have a great weekend!

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