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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 08, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Good Morning!  Slept really well last night. Maybe 9 hours :-D Woke up feeling sore from just running errands!?, but relaxed!

7am or so Big breakfast: sautéed veggies 250?, cereal with almond milk 230 or so, natural chocolate coated vegan bar (in the place of pie or cake!) 320: 800 satisfying calories.

11am/11:30 snack before gym for upper body weights (probably pool tomorrow or just abs/legs depending how I feel): tons of canned pumpkin (around a cup) 100 with a lot of stevia in a 2% fage greek yogurt 150: total is a healthy, around 2 cups worth: 250 cal! rock on! tell me you can find a yogurt dish, 2 cups, for only 250 cal!

snack: iced decaf with extra milk 100

snack: protein shake 150

early meal: roasted veggies galore 200, 200, 100

total around 2300.

 

....now to get my booty to the GYM! then, one errand to return a moden (bought a DSL wireless router/modem and didn't realize that time warner cable only uses CABLE modems...duh!?...maybe I should do more checking next time!) I really do not want to do more than this one errand, so I won't! maybe just pick up more food for the week :) after that, I am coming home, sorting through all the health bills I can submit for reimbursement - should add up to around $150, I think! that is some good pocket change to have!

I stupidly threw out a 40% old navy discount card (only to be received through snail mail not online) and made a $150.- purchase at the store yesterday without that good discount....could have saved around $60.- NEED TO BE MORE CAREFUL with using all discounts and saving them if i'm NOT SURE I will use them! Learning from that mistake, for sure. :-/

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/08/2013:
Have a Good day, Hop.


grannyannie on 12/08/2013:
Well done! Have a great day.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Dec 06, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Saturday, 12/7/13

1am - midnight snack (not that I wanted to, but woke up with appetite) - fruit 100, pb on whole wheat roll 200 or so, almond milk 50. 350 - good and healthy.

6:30am breakfast: okra and lettuce 150?, cereals and almond milk 250 - 400. and a bar...240 650 or so.

11am early lunch: 8 triscuit crackers black pepper & olive oil style 160 with 4 egg whites 80 and one whole egg 70: 310.

total: around 2300

exercise: errands & my legs hurt the whole day while doing them. but I just couldn't sit home again!

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/07/2013:
Have a good day, Girl.


grannyannie on 12/07/2013:
Have an amazing day, HOP!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Dec 06, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

up early for work starting at 7am today.

BREAKFAST: 450 cal breakfast and actually extremely healthy. (some avocado, ww roll, little bit greek yogurt, one egg and one egg white, some fruit, some sauteed pakastani okra with herbs and some oil. tea.

snack: decaf large coffee with milk 100? bar 180?

lunch: ugh, cannot even think about it....wanting a turkey wrap....and some of the veggies i brought....600, ALL HEALTHY...BUT HAD CAFFEINE :)

5pm snack on ride home before I realized I wanted dinner lol before exercising: apple and an all natural green tea shot thing 150

5:45pm dinner right after snack: salad greens 20, roasted brussel sprouts 100, piece of banana 20, okra Pakistani style 150, small piece grilled chicken 100, ww bread roll100: 500, healthy and good.

EXERCISE: 20 min pool - good considering it's only the second time I've went since re-joining at the end of October!  It felt SOOOO good to do some cardio.  I left early bc I didn't want to overuse my legs or body.  Sometimes we need to have exercise, yes, but less is more...if you know what I mean.  Especially for me, since I have a tendency to overdo things.

Snack: bar, 200

total cal = 2200 - good!

Am thinking the pool, but after this nice meal, I will wait before doing anything. maybe i'll just stay home, we'll see. 

 

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 12/06/2013:
Your mention of okra may have inspired me to make some okra gumbo.

Saw your comment to oRaven--he's a guy:-)

RYC: Our normal high is around 60F and the low is abt 40F for this time of year--so this is a little unusual for early December. I totally hear you on the eating when confined--glad I don't have a big box of candy and a block of cheese:-)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Dec 05, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

b & snacks - 800

lunch: veggies 150, chicken 100, chips 150: 400 or so - good. and some good laughs with 2 coworkers, finally :-D

1200, excellent. planning on upper body weights at the gym.

4pm crackers: 110 or so.

preworkout: diet dr pepper, 3/4 of bottle & during start of workout (was absolutely too tired to work out) and whole pint of very roasted brussel sprouts! so good, from nearby key food! 200.

post workout: shake 200?, then gave in around 9pm and had some of the food I bought - some oil - pakastani eggplant (in some oil) and okra (seasoned sooooo good...and some oil on that as well) maybe around 250 at most for the veggies here. so, 450, (still decent considering pre-workout "dinner" was 200)

total: around 1950, ahhh, nice. this is a very good total. very happy with this. and if I stuck to this, I could lose a pound a month! LOL. for me to lose weight, it's gotta be REALLY slowly - or it backfires and I gain. so, will try to do better this month - as long as I have cooked veggies always available when I am home in my apartment, I am good. LOL. (this means me cooking or making sure I stop by the store when I don't cook - which is too often!)

 

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 04, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Breakfast 2% yogurt 150, bread 150, egg 70, butternut squash soufflé 60: around 450 :)

lately blood sugar is all over the place, feeling hungry all morning more than usual, and I've gained some weight. gonna have to work harder, like i said, this month, to lose 5 lbs till February...hopefully can lose 10 lbs overall, but that is like a year-long goal.  would love to weigh even 120 again. i would say i am 127-128 now.

feeling really bad, really tired, really really tired. not sure my legs will ever get better. they hurt, i'm exhausted.

around 2250...and satisfied.

dessert after dinner with a small whole wheat roll with pb & jelly and banana. good way to end the night!

physical therapist said time to take some time off again & let's see if the legs fully heal.

shower & early to bed.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/04/2013:
You seem to have the drive to take you anywhere you want to go. Good Luck.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 03, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

800 CAL THRU MORNING, GOOD.

Lunch: 600 or so.

4pm: Wasabi soy beans 100

dinner: light & healthy, mostly no sauce 50?, shrimp 100?, veggies 150?, apple 100. 400 = GREAT!

snacks: light protein shake 200, bar 200. 400, decent.

total: 2300, a bit over, but it's what i really wanted :)

 

exercise: will be very light, abs and 4 leg exercies.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 01, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Happy Sunday!

7am Breakfast: some fruit, one cup special k protein cereal, one cup kasha protein cereal, almond milk 400 cal. ohh, and peanut butter on a roll 200

10am snack: peach greek yogurt with some flax seeds added in 150

10am 750, decent.

1:30pm big lunch: sautéed eggplant 250, sautéed cabbage 200 (and lettuce), fruit 100, a healthier-dessert like- low protein-higher fat and carb organic "Chocolate Crave Raw Revolution" bar. 250: 800 good ones. :) happy.

1550, good.

 probably around 2250. decent. just abs and legs at gym, nothing major.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

HealthyHannah on 12/01/2013:
Sounds yummy! Hope you've had a good day


liza36 on 12/02/2013:
Nice job on getting in tons of fruits and veggies!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Nov 30, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Happy Saturday!

Big, tasty breakfast: some butternut squash cubes with too much agave syrup (store bought) and cranberries and oven baked acorn squash 100 or so total, mix of 3 cereals (fiber one, special K protein, kasha protein) and almond milk 350, whipped (new in stores for a few months) peanut butter on an English muffin 200. 650 total - good (later breakfast around 7:30/8am)

10am: snack: bar 150

12pm healthiest lunch: all kinds of cooked veggies and leftover grilled fish!! wow nice. 500 at most.

1300 - great!!! :) I've already gotten in all my veggie servings and it's only noon. I will be having dinner with my best friend tonight...and will be sure to order more veggies :)

the plan is upper body weights at the gym in a little bit, followed by a protein shake :).  then, if I want fruit or another snack...and dinner with Christine.

no extra walking today - was on my feet more often yesterday and i'm not in the mood to overdo it & destroy the progress I am making in healing these shin splints.  believe me, I would like to be walking outside with headphones, listening to the radio instead of sitting here like a lump. at least i'm catching up on bills & getting used to my new phone!

around 2000 cal! :) around 2100 cal (100 cal snack around 1am)

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Nov 29, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Breakfast: leftover canned pumpkin/stevia and some sautéed veggies 100?, special k 160, fiber one 120, almond milk 30, peanut butter on small roll 250: 660. ok.

snack: bar and almond milk. 200

total: around 2000-2200. good!

exercise: 40 min abs, 20 min upper legs, some walking doing daily activities & a bit of standing at the phone store. legs were doing surprisingly better, but still hurt a lil bit.

I ate *tons* of veggies today.  Seems I really like to do this lately - binge on veggies & not gain wait but still get that feeling that I almost like after a binge when all I want to do is relax....I know this sounds weird, but for some reason, this is what I've liked & wanted lately.

 

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Nov 28, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

took the morning to relax! :) then dad texted to call mom who said I need to get to her earlier than expected, so I need to get to the gym now....just ate a large volume, but low cal, lunch.

7am breakfast: around 400 (piece of butternut squash soufflé 50, tons of cooked cranberries 100?, yogurt 100, pumpkin 60, bran 90)

11am lunch: over the top amount of teriyaki leftover veggies 150?, roll 120 with spread 30, almond milk 30, 1 egg and 1 egg white 100: 450, good.

total so far: 850, good!!!!

then, the plan is to go the the gym from about 12-1. buy a shake at the gym and also have an apple with me if I need it......come home & shower...maybe just shower at gym? and go home for Thanksgiving...

around 2200 I think...you know how it goes with holiday dinners :)

exercise: full weights.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/28/2013:
Happy Thanksgiving, Hop.



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