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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday May 18, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

Fun Friday night....

I met up with someone from high school...was supposed to be fore coffee tonight, but we went to a bar instead :-)  better on a Friday night! I live in a town that is always hopping on weekends...even weeknights actually!  so, it was really fun. he's a really nice guy.  nothing crazy just the bar catching up and then walking around a little bit. nice guy...we'll see what happens. maybe some excitement this spring/summer dating him.

calories were so-so. 2250-2300 or so.

exercise: ****ty, walked 2.5 miles before meeting up with him, then walked around with him a little. 3 miles?

bad mood at work still.  i have got to forget about everything and just be happy...gonna work on this. bad mood has to stop.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Kati on 05/19/2012:
yeeeeeeeeeeeee :) Excitement is good! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday May 17, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

breakfast: 400.

snack: decaf coffee, bar


1850 cal.

ELEVEN F'IN HOURS at work sucks...i was exhausted and didn't plan on that nonsense. fckin annying, man. 8am to 7pm...left the house at 7am and got to the gym around 8pm pretty much straight from work, dinner in car.

gym cardio part cut short due to exhaustion, fatigue and needing to get home to bed.

weights for about an hour.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Kati on 05/17/2012:
come and move to Portugal :)

Kati on 05/17/2012:

hollybelle on 05/18/2012:
Hope you get a break this weekend!

legcramps on 05/18/2012:
Hope today is better!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday May 15, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

thank you for the kind words...really...i think i will ask my boss to leave again at 4:30pm today (that really is my set hour, although i almost always stay till 5:30 or later and start sometimes at 7 instead of 8 lol) so, today, 8-4:30 as I am still a bit beat...i think i will take 8-4:30 today....

breakfast: eggs 150, ricotta 50, pita 200: 400 yum.

snack: coffee, bar

lunch: tofu, some beans, english muffin, okra in a rich tomato sauce..

dinner: fruit (melon) like at least 2 servings 150 and an english muffin and a granola bar....before gym.

snack:protein bar

so i wanted to tell my boss today "i'm leaving at 4:30" but i decided i'd stay till 5:30 so i can ask another day....but f u c kkk he had me stay till 6:15pm. now that sucks. I'm home close to 9pm after a short gym session, dinner in my car while driving of course as usual, and one hour to possibly fall asleep tonight. no time to read, relax. this bites my behind. it really does though. i don't know how long i can hold this up for.

lunches are usually too big, as i'm starving at work even with a snack, lots of stress, my face is not clear like it was in high school, i actually have acne almost all the time now. because of stress and total lack of sleep the majority of the days of the week. i can't help it. everyone needs some time to relax at home.

I am 29. no life. no boyfriend. i don't have a good job to support myself for the long term but i will be moving out despite. even if i end up losing my savings, because one day i will have it all....

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Kati on 05/15/2012:
you should get some extra sleep in... sometimes I sleep almost all Sunday. That's a very good and instant fix, a real beauty treatment. :)

supercheese on 05/15/2012:
Have a good day!!!

grannyannie on 05/15/2012:
Hope you feel better soon and get some good sleep. Yes, work your normal hours!

hollybelle on 05/15/2012:
Dang HOP! Back in the day (before I was ever on DD) for years I worked 60-even 70 hour weeks and eventually I was miserable! I wouldn't do that now - unless dire circumstances dictated (i.e. I HAD to). I made "a nice salary" but it didn't pay enough for the physical and mental stress it put on me. Are the long hours cyclical or constant? Do you get paid the overtime? Is there possibility of promotion for all the hours or what incentive is there (other than keeping your job, I guess)...was it understood that you would work long hours when you took the job? Is it due to change (are they about to hire more employees to help with work load???) Can you use this job to network to get a job with better hours? I don't mean to play 20 questions, but am trying to understand . I hope you can manage to work less hours and have more time for yourself.

supercheese on 05/16/2012:
one of my best friends is 28 and is moving out too. I think she's just had enough of her parents lol. What kind of job do you do??

liza36 on 05/17/2012:
I'm sorry about the job. That's stressful. I hope things change soon for you.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday May 14, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

f u c k e dd Up.  that's how i feel.

breakfast: split pea soup, eggs, english muffin: 500.

snack: bar 250

lunch: tofu/split pea soup, chips?

snack: fruit.

dinner: maybe more split pea...have a lot in the house. fruit and a pita, coffee before gym, in car, on the way home from work.

i'm not a happy camper. i've got to get out of this horrible rut. i'm constantly tired and depressed. not  feeling well at all.  plus, i've gained about 4-5 lbs.

3 smallish protein bars after gym, but then luckily i stopped: 550.

total: 2300. ok. did full weights and good cardio.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 05/14/2012:
Hey - HOP - hope you feel better soon. Do you think it is kind of a "letdown" after vacation. I have a better time when I am working toward something - even if it's a project on the weekend. If I just set little goals (unrelated to my weight goals - but sometimes they are fitness related)it helps me. Like this weekend I wanted to ride a certain # of miles on the bike on Friday after work because we were gone most of the rest of the time this weekend. I knew I had to eat well all week to make that goal on Friday afternoon bc I am usually very tired on Fridays. Also I had a goal of keeping the laundry 100% caught up before the weekend and getting the flowers planted in my backyard this weekend. Those things aren't eciting but help me stay focused. Hang in there -

V on 05/14/2012:
:( Please take care HOP <3

liza36 on 05/14/2012:
I agree with Hollybelle. Hope you can get out of your rut soon and feel better!

hollybelle on 05/15/2012:
Hey - are you feeling any better? Full weights and good cardio - 2300 - sounds good!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday May 13, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

breakfast: oatmeal with almond milk 190, egg whites 60, yogurt 200, fruit 50, bran 60: 560

snack: huge orange: 140



overate for dinner, mother's day after a Broadway show in NYC.  lots of pasta and dessert. back on track tomorrow.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 05/14/2012:
have a good day!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday May 12, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

breakfast: 750, good.



big dinner in mall: 650? maybe? 2250...

dunkin donuts and protein bars: 400

2650, not great, again. but not so bad.

exercise: at least 4-5 miles, and an hour pilates class!

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Bikiniwax85 on 05/12/2012:
I can never do Pilates. Lol.. I find it too hard for me. Need to set my mind and try it out again soon! have a lovely Sunday!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday May 11, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

breakfast: chicken breast (oven cooked type...not deli!)  on two pieces rye some bran and milk: 600.

snack: bar: 250

lunch: more chicken, greens, spinach, pita

2200-2300. too much caffeine, definitely, but everything else pretty healthy.

30 min cardio, not really what i wanted but had no energy for more, at least an hour strong weights.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday May 10, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

researching how to quit my job and continue living....there's no other job that will even replace the salary of this ****ty one. i think i'm stuck.

breakfast: peanut butter on toast and bran: 400, milk 250: 650.

snack: bar 250 and coffee? 50.

lunch: kill me. just kidding, but i've had COMPLETELY ENOUGH with this job and the way my career/life has went these past several years.

around 2200 cal or so.

really tired at work, feeling really, really, bad all day.

got to the park, had a snack in the middle of my four mile slow jog and in the end did well. 4 mi jog is good, especially after no exercise yesterday...i think that's why my muscles let me jog pretty much the whole thing today. i would have done weights, but i realized i'd be too exhausted for cardio after and cardio was more important to me today to get done.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

V on 05/10/2012:
Man I am so sorry that the work situation sucks :( I am hoping you can find a way to make your workday a little less stressful(if that is possible?) <3

liza36 on 05/10/2012:
So sorry your work is causing so much grief. Hopefully you can find a better situation if possible. In the meantime, hang in there!

nunnermack on 05/10/2012:
I know how you feel about your job. I feel the same way about mine. I feel like my mind is going to mush and I need something new but...not much out there and I've been with my company for almost 28 years!! Good for you, though, in getting out there and jogging!! Sometimes that helps to get things in perspective. GOOD LUCK!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday May 09, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

feeling quite exhausted. new boss is coming for a meeting and i don't even have the energy to fully look my best. get me out of this job.


huge binge. 4000 cal today?. no exercise.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

V on 05/09/2012:
:( I hope you hear from NYPD soon :)

Kati on 05/09/2012:
uhh, 30 min stairmaster, that must have been quite a shock. New boss? Always stressful. I remember our new one, when he arrived, he interviewed everyone. Bahh!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday May 08, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

2400 cal, not great but not bad.

weights for one hour.

cardio for 30 min. eh.


Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

nunnermack on 05/08/2012:
An hour and a half of working out? You probably burned off a good portion of your calories so actually, you are doing super!!

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