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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Mar 05, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

(3000)...so happy this total is going down! (i am generous, and let myself believe that i burn 2250 cal a day. so since i ate 2000 today, that's about a 250 cal savings. yay.

2000 cal, good.

exercise: little bit of weights for fun!, pushups for fun, stairmaster for 1/2 hr, treadmill for 1/2 hour, good.

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breakfast: nice flatbread 200?, yogurt 100, eggs 200: 500 yum!

snack: hmmm bar? 150...

lunch: healthy chicken, veggies, maybe chips too: 550 or so. maybe tomato juice 50.

snack: fruit/veggies?...maybe dinner instead

snack: ?

busy day. meeeting in a different town after work. work starts at 7. meeting starts at 5:30pm hopefully just an hour. then going to the gym i think, just for cardio.

have a great day!

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

supercheese on 03/05/2012:
Have a great day too!!


Kati on 03/06/2012:
Why don't you get yourself checked over a bioimpedance test? It's quick, 5-min and you'll know how much you burn per day without doing anything extra. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioimpedance



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Mar 04, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

(3250) calories to burn...

2350 cal today. not terrible.

exercise: 3 mi only...and weights, good job on that though...

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4am: 250 cal, good. fruit, protein bar.

7am breakfast: banana 100, nuts 200, bar 200: 500.

10am snack pita bread 300

11am snack: ices, pickles 150

12:30pm lunch: microwave eggplant rollettes (a favorite comfort food for me) and corn rice cakes. yum.: 550

1750.

today's plan:  i finished a book from the library i was reading...time to pick up a new one... :-) nothing else as far as plans - but buy an already cooked chicken for lunch this week, walk at the park, pick my parents up at the airport, lift weights, and go to sleep. it's going to be a very long month, working 6 days a week for 4 weeks straight & long hours. 

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

V on 03/04/2012:
Sorry that you didn't get to enjoy the house to yourself like you wanted to :( Hopefully you will hear from NYPD soon so you can leave that job!!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Mar 03, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

(3150) calories to burn...getting lower even on the weekend, very proud of myself.

 good morning.

breakfast: banana 130, cereal w. sunflower milk 200. bar. 170: 500. pita. 650 total.

ready to break through the weightloss plateau i've been riding. lower 120's here i come!....by April, I will weigh 119. that's it!

1600 before late snack at 10pm.

late snack/dinner: fruit 80, chips 180, nuts 200, yogurt 100: 560. decent.

total, good!, 2160 = nicely done.

exercise: 4 miles.

can i have calorie savings? not sure, but let's say, based on a 2250 cal diet, I saved 100 cal today. good job on not binging :-)

 

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

hollybelle on 03/03/2012:
:o)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Mar 02, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

124.5 on the scale this AM. that's nice.  back to original low weight about a month ago...time to forge ahead. i'd like to weight around 120 (maybe 119 but i know that's being really pushy) by vaca time, April 8. 5 weeks to go....but i really consider it one month because by April I am going to be thinking about vacation, not weightloss, like, i'll be content with whatever i am, because 1 week doesn't equal major weightloss, but 1 month can turn successful, sure.

breakfast: warm fiber cereal with sunflower milk 200, chocolate fiber bar 200: yum 200.

snack: protein bar, small. 150

lunch: microwave meal 400, fruit 100, tomato juice: 550

 calories before gym: 1500...

calories before dinner: 1650.

calories from dinner at bar: chicken salad: 250?

calories from beer: 400

total:around 2200-2300 = success.

exercise: 45 min cardio, stairs and treadmill slow.

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

cybermom4 on 03/02/2012:
Wow - you have really made wonderful progress since I have last been on ? years ago! Congratulations to you and many best wishes.


Kati on 03/02/2012:
April, that's vacation time for me, too. 26 Apr - 6 May. Not much, but I'm visiting family in Hungary, yayyy :) Glad the week is finishing :)


legcramps on 03/02/2012:
Have a great day today!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Mar 01, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

(3250)....doing better :-)

what a day, it was alright. but i've been moody bc i haven't been sleeping enough...

anyways...

 

breakfast: (plus earlier calories) oatmeal, yogurt, protein/fiber bar: 550.

calories before working out: 1550

calories after working out: 500.

total: 2050 = good day, especially bc of waking up in the middle of the night.

calorie savings: a nice 200 cal saved = better than eating too much! yup.

exercise; mostly jogging, some walking, 4 miles. pushups, bicep curls.

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1am: Can't sleep at all, hungry. big banana and tea. 150. I chose a banana because it is good for my "loose" digestive problems. it binds everything together which is what i need at work...

seriously up all night, now it's 3:30am. cannot sleep at ALL! not a good week for me. my parents are away and i was supposed to catch up on sleep. instead, i have an a$$ of a boss who is making me work extra because they are away. not happy at all. my skin was beginning to clear up...hopefully it will still, despite a major lack of sleep.

my weight: with wet hair, 126 lbs. as you can see, i have maintained my weight these past few months at about a calorie average of 2200-2250 per day. that's very high, thankfully, that i can eat so much and not gain. however, it is hard wark - finding the time for weights and cardio. so, now, it's some "crunch time." i've got a vacation yay yay planned in April. March is not gonna be easy...as i'll pretty much be working straight 6 days per week...but i want to lose about 5 lbs by vacation. i'd like to weigh 120, maybe in the teens, but that is pushing it! :-) i am going to try as hard as i possibly can.....but not too hard, because then it backfires. even weighting in the lower 120's will be fine...why push it!? :-) trying not to worry & be happy...

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Feb 29, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

breakfast: (plus earlier calories) oatmeal, yogurt, protein/fiber bar: 550.

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1am: Can't sleep at all, hungry. big banana and tea. 150.  I chose a banana because it is good for my "loose" digestive problems. it binds everything together which is what i need at work...

 seriously up all night, now it's 3:30am. cannot sleep at ALL! not a good week for me.  my parents are away and i was supposed to catch up on sleep. instead, i have an a$$ of a boss who is making me work extra because they are away. not happy at all. my skin was beginning to clear up...hopefully it will still, despite a major lack of sleep.

my weight: with wet hair, 126 lbs. as you can see, i have maintained my weight these past few months at about a calorie average of 2200-2250 per day. that's very high, thankfully, that i can eat so much and not gain.  however, it is hard wark - finding the time for weights and cardio. so, now, it's some "crunch time." i've got a vacation yay yay planned in April. March is not gonna be easy...as i'll pretty much be working straight 6 days per week...but i want to lose about 5 lbs by vacation. i'd like to weigh 120, maybe in the teens, but that is pushing it! :-)  i am going to try as hard as i possibly can.....but not too hard, because then it backfires. even weighting in the lower 120's will be fine...why push it!? :-)  trying not to worry & be happy...

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

Umpqua on 03/01/2012:
It sounds like you need to set some boundaries with your boss or he will continue to take advantage of you. No job is worth sacrificing your health and well being. I got mono while working too much in high school and then pneumonia at my first job after college (crazy hours there). You have to say no and set limits, too many bosses will keep pushing you without any regard for you.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Feb 29, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

(3450)....yay, just under a pound of calories to get rid of....doing better :-)

it's been a rough week. highlight: tonight, on the phone, i planned a visit to one of my guy friends in Toronto. I'll be seeing him our July 4th weekend! can't wait!  :-) 

calories: 1750 cal.

savings: 500 cal :-)

exercise: hour of nice cardio, with some pushups, bicep curls added into the mix for motivation.

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basically, my boss knows my parents are away bc i'm really stupid and told my coworkers they were away. you know what that means!? my boss is taking advantage of their being away, by making me work MORE. YEAH. i had that goal, you know, to get sleep this week, to exercise, to get to bed early. well, it's difficult when i need to be AT WORK at 7...leave the house around 6:15am. sucks. NEVER again. I should have known to keep my private info PRIVATE.

it all started off SUNDAY AFTERNOON, my boss texted me to come an hour early, at 7am, on MONDAY morning.  life really sucks right now. i'm lucky i got some sleep.

and yesterday i was supposed to be at work at 7am, but slept through my alarm and got to work at the normal time, 8. worked till 5:30pm. apparently it wasn't enough....................!

breakfast: eggs 200, wheat pita 200, yogurt 100: 550.

snack: bar w. protein.

lunch: microwave meal, bread.

snack:

dinner:

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

Kati on 02/29/2012:
pff, you must not talk about your life at work. They take advantage of everything... It's very dangerous. For example my colleague was sent to a remote office because she started seeing an other colleague and they suddenly started to do less extra hours, as they were leaving together, and the boss said he has been losing two good workers (he failed to see that the contract talks about 8 hours a day, and they were doing this part of course), and separated them like this... Then they broke up but my colleague is still in exile. Doesn't make sense, we're all here, the whole team, and she, some miles away stuck in a windowless office with strangers.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Feb 28, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

(3950)

slept through my alarm...actually forgot to set it. thank god. i was supposed to be out work really early, but glad i slept in. thank god. :-) really just going on time, not an hour late.

breakfast: bar 200, protein shake 100. 300.

snack: banana 100

lunch: 650

dinner: 550

snack: 300....a bit much, oh well!

1900, alright. wish it were a 'lil less though!

calories saved: 300 or so (i'm being generous with myself!)

exercise: 3 mi walk.

 

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

supercheese on 02/28/2012:
dont u just hate that. Its a big fear of mine to forget to set the alarm! glad u made it on time!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Feb 27, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

(4250) calories need to be reduced bc of weekend small binge.

HIGH, PLEASE NOT TOO HIGH!, fiber breakfast: bran cereal w. sunflower milk, high fiber chocolate protein bar, diet cranberry juice: 400 :-)

Snack: protein bar? maybe a banana instead.

lunch: 2 eggs, pita, soup: 450.

total by end of work: 1150

snack: strawberries, yellow pepper, cherry tomatoes...1350....

dinner: pita bread, protein bar. 400.

1750, perfect calories.

exercise: 50 min. good enough right now. just wanna read a book and go to bed. tough with a sucky schedule. wow.

trying to go to bed early. last night was OK. in bed around 10:30, but up at 4:45am.

very tired day and my boss asked me to come tomrorrow at 7am as well....NOT HAPPY about that!

 

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

V on 02/27/2012:
Man sorry that you are having such a tough go at the job :( I guess saying no is not an option?? Get some well deserved R n R


TinaAnn on 02/27/2012:
I hate those early mornings. I work mostly mornings which start at 6 am. I like the shifts that start at 9 am.


Kati on 02/28/2012:
I just understood that banana is a trigger food for me. Who would have guessed!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Feb 26, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

breakfast: fruit, yogurt, protein bar: 400.

calories before dinner: 1400 :-)

big dinner, spread out a little though, soy chips 140, two pita breads 300, korean kimchi from the supermarket 50?, fried tofu 260, yellow pepper 30. around 800.

total: 2200 or so. good.

exercise: 4 mi run/walk....and a sucky, sucky weight routine. maybe 30-45 min or so.

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

V on 02/26/2012:
Enjoy your day off!



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