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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jun 27, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

What the F is wrong with me???

I bought 2 new pairs of pants online, but really, I knew all new pants.  I am not a size 4 anymore, for sure...probably a 6...on my way to an 8 if I don't cut this out.  For 4 months I have limited my cardio and skimped on exercise. I still cannot do cardio.  There is little time left for me to be patient an wait.  I am feeling just terrible lately.  Need for my legs to be fully better so that I can walk....for like an hour....and relax. 

I woke up sweating this AM. soaked.  It does have to do with eating all that cashew butter before bed.  I don't feel good at anything right now.

Breakfast: 2 tablespoons cashew butter 200, strawberries 100. 300.

snack: banana small, decaf coffee, 200

snack: bar 200

lunch: chips 150 and chinese soup veggies & tofu 200 at most....350 at most.?


snack: milk & banana?? 250...and maybe a shake? ugh. I don't know.....I do know I should do weights at the gym today...so I can do them on the weekend too...

2050 Total...and all upper body, pushups, back, abs.


skinnygrlwithin on 06/27/2013:
I know it's really tough not being able to workout and still try to maintain or lose weight. Don't try and stress about it... just try and adjust accordingly. And I feel like you've been swimming a lot right? that's a great workout! I'm sure you'll see the results from that soon.

Umpqua on 06/27/2013:
Yep, the swimming is excellent exercise. I hope you get to feeling better overall soon!

legcramps on 06/27/2013:
Sounds like a rough patch. Hope you get through it soon!

grumpy on 06/27/2013:
Hang in there, lady. Things wil get better.

puddles on 06/27/2013:
Have a great evening.

hollybelle on 06/27/2013:
Stick to your guns on the weights and swimming. it's going to be awhile, but it IS temporary. You are staying mindful and you'll get through it. I am sending "healing thoughts" (Prayers your way)...HOP shins = Healed! You really have been patient! Hang there awhile longer.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 26, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 0.0

was almost late to work so left dunkin donuts and ate whatever i had on hand...

700 cal throughout morning...

lunch roast beef wrap.

no doubt, feeling like absolute death today, i am SO TIRED.

got out of physical therapy at 7pm, decided to come home, skip the pool. in desperate need of sleep...again. seems I cannot make it through each week anymore without skipping days :-( if I didn't have physical therapy today....and yesterday I didn't have a late meeting, it would have been easier for me to just get to the pool.  I just know that if I push myself tonight, tomorrow I will feel horrible, overeat, etc. so resting tonight. tomorrow I should feel good.

NO EXERCISE stinks though! tomorrow...full weights routine.

1550 calories before dinner, mostly healthy.

dinner: extremely healthy. store bought, prepared Mexican style quinoa!!! so good, with tofu and some roasted veggies. maybe around 500. so healthy, so good. I guess for now on I will be going to the store and buying prepared grains, it will be easier for me to be healthier right now. and they last all week...

total cal: around 2050, good. and goodnight. 500 calorie binge on cashew butter. I just want to give up so badly. at least 2550. (also had blueberries)

NO exercise...:-( my pants are tight as anything. maybe I should just buy the same pants online, one size bigger!?....and not have to go to the store..

V on 06/26/2013:
:( I hope you get some rest this evening <3

OhioRaven on 06/26/2013:
Hope you feel better, HP.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 25, 2013
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Weight: 0.0

good morning.

opted out of dunkin donuts to have breakfast at home: fruit 100, 2% cottage cheese 100, avocado 80, tofu 50, bean chips 150, 2% milk 100: 580, good.

snack: bar 220

800, good.

2000 woke up hungry and unable to sleep at midnight. bean chips for some fat/carbs/protein and 150 calories. total 2150 cal. pool 30 minutes.

work, followed by a meeting which ended close to 7pm. home, finally, at 9pm.  I am glad I got it all done, but I know this week is going to be draining. tomorrow I have physical therapy after work, I will try for the pool after in attempts to continue to be active all days of the work week. depression and feelings of negativity set in when I miss a workout during the week, since I know otherwise I have been completely inactive. and exercise always brightens my mood, so after I go I always feel better.

today was a "slow swim" type of day, but even so, I felt great after.

goodnight ladies.

hollybelle on 06/26/2013:
Great work, HOP.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 24, 2013
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Weight: 0.0

Good Morning.  Yesterday afternoon, I think I may have fallen asleep for between 1-2 hours! so, I have been up since around 4am today...now it's 5am....gonna try to go back to sleep.

It's been a good day, overall.

Total cal before gym: 1700, excellent.

gym for full upper body, back, abs...just need to use the bathroom first, sorry, TMI.

1900 total cal. excellent workout. GREAT day.

I have been bad. sending messages back and forth with a male coworker, for fun, during work. lol. there's more to it, but i'll leave it be.

V on 06/24/2013:
Good Morning :) Hope you got in a little extra sleep before work today.. Have a good day HOP!!

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!

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