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

got out of the meeting really early...and I got to the train station just in time for a train that was about to leave in less than 5 min! amazing. So, home around 4pm..wonderful.

calories through the end of the meeting: 1400.

4pm EARLY DINNER: chips and veggies: 350 :-) and two greek yogurts. 200.

snack: 360 (protein bars - 2)

2310, good.

exercise: so far, relatively a little bit (like one mile total) walking in city, bike ride to and from train station at my house 20 min.

1.5hrs weights but I may take a nice nap first!!!!!!

and it was nice to read on the train this morning and afternoon. a really lovely day - I should definitely be able to catch up on some sleep tonight. weights tonight....need to be at work at 7am...almost forogt! punishment for being out of the office at a meeting for two days....LOL.

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

supercheese on 07/18/2012:
lol to the punishment. Looks like a good day for eating and hope you get to the weights! Have a great evening!

V on 07/18/2012:
Finally home at a decent hour, enjoy it HOP :)

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

breakfast: 350.

really interesting day today, especially after the meeting...it was in NYC, a break from my usual queens destination.  my friend met me after work and we went to dinner...had a very nice time in the city with her, even though it was a short time. i got home at 8pm and went to exercise for about an hour. now home and going to bed really soon!

food: before dinner calories were about 1400...

dinner: too much, although everything healthy, but still too much...maybe around 800 hopefully not too much more :(....

2200 today? maybe slightly over that. but worth it for eating healthy, seeing a friend, and having a good day.

exercise: hour cardio, plus some extra walking in the city :-D

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

hollybelle on 07/17/2012:
Sorry you had to work so long first day back. Hope you got some sleep. Have a good one.

V on 07/17/2012:
Hopefully you won't have to work too late this evening <3

supercheese on 07/17/2012:
have a great day!

moogy on 07/17/2012:
RYC: The heat must have arrived as we have been having warmer than usual Winter temps. Thanks HOP:)

nunnermack on 07/17/2012:
I give you credit for exercising after meeting your friend for dinner!! Me...I would have gone straight to bed. Good for you!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jul 16, 2012
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

i worked 8am-7:30pm on my first day back...sucked, considering I wanted to go to bed early bc i have to go to the city tomorrow for work and didn't want to be tired....but oh well.

After a week off (feels like a year off :-)...) back to work today. I was up on and off last night, didn't sleep well, but I do feel pretty good.

Breakfast: squash soufflee around 5am 150, then a protein bar 200, fiber one with almond milk 300: 650, good.

snack: bar, tea.

lunch: canned salmon 150, veggies 50, chips?, pita bread, soup.

snack: fruit chips.

exercise - plan for cardio only both Mon and Tues...horrible exercise, not much on bike and a little weights bc i had a lot of anger to get out using them....

total cals - good, maybe around 2200. maybe slightly less.


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

V on 07/16/2012:
Good Morning! I hope your first day back goes by with lightning speed :)

Umpqua on 07/16/2012:
Glad you had a nice week off work :)

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

very weird day. i didn't hydrate after morning bootcamp hour class and got very, very dehydrated - dizzy and sick the rest of the day....i had to pull over to the side of the road going to my grandma many times because I was so dizzy/shakey. no more coffee (it was decaf though, but way too much) after bootcamp!

otherwise, exercise/calories, good.

exercise: hour bootcamp, 2 mi walk.

also got oil change, visited grandma.

didn't feel well from around 1pm-8pm. finally feeling better, 9pm :)

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

sleepyRN on 07/15/2012:
Whoa, scary driving like that. Glad you pulled over and proceeded to make it safely

V on 07/15/2012:
Yeah girl make sure you drink H2o after bootcamp..I am sure your hr was spiked from the workout alone.. I am glad that you are feeling better <3

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

7:30am breakfast: bar,fiber one with almond milk: 400 :)

10:15am snack: couple pickles, leftover kombucha tea, peach: 100  :).... and protein bar 230 more. and one more protein bar, yup. 210 oops?

skipped my first class of bikram yoga in order to finish cleaning the bathroom...was worth it, since it REALLY needed to be cleaned! haha.

noon: bikram class, waters....coconut water...60

2:45pm late lunch: leftover soup from olive garden with leftover piece of tilapia and leftover seaweed (plain) hijiki type, kombucha 350 only!

bike to get nails done, little more biking, weights at gym for an hour.

dinner with parents and sister/her boyfriend for dinner, healthy style yay!!! fancy seafood restaurant! YUM!!!! :-)  had to cancel on grandma though.

around 2100-2200 cal, excellent day. healthy dinner.




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

V on 07/14/2012:
I just caught up on yesterday's post..3 hour Hot Yoga?? WOW super intense..Hey for some reason, I didn't think you had siblings..How many do you have(sorry for being nosey) LOL I am sure you sill have a wonderful evening <3

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

although I do not feel like i've lost weight (not in the mood for any crazy low cal diets this vacation!), I have definitely been more active this week and I have had a sore body since even Tuesday to prove it! lol...

My friend invited me up to visit her, like an hour away, so I said yes to go today...so, now, i'm  trying to get lots of yoga and some cardio in this AM/early afternoon before I leave to see her around 2 or 3pm...i feel sorta rushed, but then again, it's nice to have people to visit and things to do, no?

Breakfast: protein bar 170, vanilla almond milk w/ fiber one 230: 400 great!

snack/hydration during 3hr hot yoga: big banana, after a small coconut water: 200, many zero calorie vitamin waters

late 2pm lunch: tons of seaweed salad w/ a little dressing 200, protein bar 200, kombucha 60: 460 good. yogurt...550


1900 cal, excellent.

a little biking to and from yoga, some walking with friend. no major cardio today.



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

V on 07/13/2012:
Good Morning :)

Kati on 07/14/2012:
3 hours? wow... :D

Kati on 07/14/2012:
I just read back, you're doing GREAT, girl!!!! :) I'm so proud of you :)

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

calories before dinner: 1250, dinner around 850 at most.

total: 1900, perfect.

exercise: 30 min of cardio in AM, walking on beach leisure pace 2 hrs, more walking around around 1 hr more at least.

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

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

Hello :-)  loving all the exercise i am doing this week!!!!!

I've been eating healthfully on this staycation, but still needing to balance several recent high calorie days (2400-2600 calories per day during recent weeks).  I am happy with the exercise I've been doing and I woke up quite sore today! wow! this am, i want to read a lil bit...and i left my credit card with the biller after my appt yesterday :(...need to pick that up this AM!


8am BREAKFAST: protein bar 190, fiber one two cups 240 with almond milk 40: 470 or so. good.

10:30 am Brunch: yogurt & pumpkin 160, roasted cauliflower 200, wrap 100: 460, good.

park: around 3.5-4 mi

1:45pm Midday Meal???  wrap 100, leftover fish 150?, soup 150, rest of the cauliflower 100? 500 or so...

snack before bootcamp: banana, iced decaf: 200

snack after bootcamp: granola bar 160

late 9pm dinner after hour weights at gym (yes, in addition to the bootcamp) almond milk with bran, protein bar: 280

total: 2100 or so. good.


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

grannyannie on 07/11/2012:
Sounds like a good eating day. Enjoy!

legcramps on 07/11/2012:
So glad you've got a little time off to enjoy yourself! Can already tell that you're far more relaxed than usual ;)

Have a fun week off!

supercheese on 07/11/2012:
Have a great week offf!

getmebackto150 on 07/11/2012:
Good job staying healthy on your staycation!!! I have SUCH a hard time without the routine of working everyday... Enjoy!

V on 07/11/2012:
Girl enjoy your time off, I am sure you feel like a new woman <3

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

6:30 breakfast: protein bar, fiber one and almond milk: 400.

7:15-8:45 or so...5 mi mostly jog at the park...walking at end 1/2 mile, but tons of jogging, i surprised myself!

9:30 brunch....big meal: egg whites in a wrap, tons of sauteed cauliflower, roasted mushrooms, even some steamed broccoli, greek yogurt with nutmeg and chocolate stevia...around 700 here.

bikeride...40 min

afternoon snack:protein bar 250

hour bootcamp class.

total around 2100.


8pm...therapist tonight (i go to her bc i like someone to talk to about my career situation or lack-of...family stuff...i go to her like once a month, sometimes more....i am not ready to quit with her, because i like a soundboard, it's not expensive, i don't have a good relationship with my mom and it helps to talk to her...)

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

moogy on 07/10/2012:
Good job with the jogging:) Nice to have someone to talk to about stuff:)

V on 07/10/2012:
Looks like another good day for you :) Awesome HOP!

nunnermack on 07/10/2012:
Wowee!! Great workout day for you!!!

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

^^^^ I AM ON A NICE STAYCATION ^^^^  I like this vacation very much because I am spending it exactly how I want to: exercising a nice amount everyday, getting very important things done like booking my weekend Toronto flight tickets for my 30th bday in September...and getting an awesome deal...taking care of serious banking...dermatologist/dental appts...just doing things that need concentration and/or time committments that I don't have with my usually crazy schedule.

I am happy to have this wonderful week off.  Later in the week, thurs/fri, will be spent seriously on vacation: going to special remote beaches that require a short ferry ride to get to.  They are the cleanest, most beautiful beaches in the Long Island vicinity. Also, they are very touristy, people do vacation on them, most of the people who live on this island, FIRE ISLAND, have summer homes and live elsewhere in the winter. The affluent, sophisticated type are well accounted for on these islands...but out of towners also love to come here.  Also, dogs are allowed, if you have one, on the beach! :-)

6:45am bar, fiber one, milk: 450

9:30am snacking: coffee 60, avocado/veggies 250, sauteed veggies 100, more sauteed veggies 100, more sauteed veggies 100: oopsies with the veggies, but tasty. 610, alright.

total today: around 2050, and pretty darn healthy!!!

EXERCISE: 3 mi jog/walk in AM, bootcamp class for an hour, biking to gym (like 10-15 min each way), full weight routine at gym. GOOD exercise, as you can tell.  bootcamp class - I got a cool Amazon Local deal for two weeks, and I actually planned to attend during this staycation, it's part of my staycation fun activities!!!! :-)

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

Em17 on 07/09/2012:
Have a great week!

moogy on 07/09/2012:
Lovely post HOP:)

V on 07/10/2012:
I am so happy that you are having such a good time off :) Oh RYC I do my classes at home..I find one person to vibe off of/try to stick with and it kinda seems like I have a workout buddy(without the unneeded conversation..LOL) have fun at your bootcamp!!

thenewMLE on 07/10/2012:
Your staycation sounds wonderful!!! I have always loved to cook because in New Orleans, we live to eat! So the better you can cook, the better you can eat!!! My change over to the healthy eating has become an experiment for me too because I am determined to make healthy food taste great. Not just good, restaurant quality great. After my stevia cheesecake disappointment, I hit the web and went to In the Raw website and they have recipes for their products and would you believe that they don't have a traditional cheesecake recipe? Their recipe uses tofu instead of cream cheese. That right there should have told me that I was making a judgement error. And I bought the "Baker's Bag" of stevia because it is 1 cup to 1 cup of sugar so I thought that it would ideal for baking. But when you look at all their baking recipes hardly any of them are straight up stevia, they use 1/2 sugar and 1/2 stevia which is what I was trying to avoid. Anyway, back to your comment, cooking can be fun and if you can read, you can start with a recipe and the more you practice, the more you will learn what changes you can make to adapt things to your taste. I love to browse the internet for recipes and if the ingredients sound good, then I will try it. Enjoy your time off - the beach sounds awesome!

LeakingLife on 07/10/2012:

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