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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Apr 12, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

So far, it's been a very happy Sunday!  I woke up around 8 which is great :) I def got around 9-9.5 hours sleep! And that was the case yesterday too, probably more like 10 hours yesterday. I needed it, as I didn't sleep well at all during the week. For tonight I will also be catching up on some zzz's before a busy week. Need to buy more sleeping pills as they do work & I almost like to take them on weekends bc they are helping me feel better & get extra sleep when I can. sleep is important - especially for feeling good and for physical healing...

I didn't fast completely, but definitely consumed less because I am definitely motivated to lose some weight before summer (July 1). And also, my calories have been a bit overboard since last weekend at my parent's house Saturday night for the holiday.

8am Breakfast: banana, strawberries, and hot water with lemon. 200.

10am-12pmSnack: Kombucha 50...later ginger tea with stevia. 0. oh, and a small protein bar with almond milk 160

total so far 410 - pretty good.

1:15 GREAT lunch: 1 fried egg on a low cal wrap 200 with 1/2 avocado 160, tons of sautéed veggies (cabbage, collard greens & broccoli) in just water / salt 150 or so (hopefully not more...) and chips, forget to add them in...100 more.and debating something to drink 40...600..

total so far is going to be very good 1,010....doing great & i am planning to def keep today around 1500-1600. and tomorrow i will try for lower calories as well (can't do it everyday or it backfires on me and i binge).gonna be trying to help myself eat fewer calories at least a couple days each week to try and lose some weight before summer. so far, it's working (besides last weekend). i am doing good overall this spring.

banana...then a fiber bar: 270, veggies in a little vinegrette 300? ......570...

1580...not very well planned between gym and dinner..., will have a bar later & kombucha.

snacking: kombucha 40, small bar 130...170.

total: 1750, higher than I expected but good :) I am happy.

going to try for around 1500 calories on Monday. Exercise will be a 30 min walk at lunch.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Apr 11, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Happy Saturday! Deciding to sleep in all morning on and off :) 8am: 660 cal. Healthy breakfast: banana, strawberries, oat bran made with water and coconut water, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 2% Greek yogurt.

11:30 early lunch: fried egg 100, half avocado 160, pink sea salt, wrap 60, leftover chicken and veggies in basil sauce 250, kombucha 40 total 610, good.

I've got minor errands to run, then relaxing. laundry probably tonight or this afternoon.

snacking at mall: 100 and an herbal tea from Teavana with one splenda in it (I don't like to add sugar to things...when there's an alternative...)

dinner: pint thai vegetable soup 100?, bag (5 servings) cole slaw 125, some of friend's sautéed veggies and insides of her spring rolls (lol that sounds bad!) 100 at most...and 2 small protein bars after she left 260...total: 600 at most, good.

2100. higher than expected, but in range.

exercise (wasn't planning on any, but ended up being walking at mall after a spontaneous decision for us to go!) around at least 1hr at mall...and actually, more like 2 hours at mall. nice.

I want to try & sleep in tomorrow....and to make it a LOW CAL day. I will be fasting / sleeping till noon. after that, I plan to have lunch & go to the gym for the afternoon. After that, i'll run to the supermarket & come home and do laundry. that's my plan :)

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/11/2015:
Nice to sleep in when you can - have a great Saturday.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/11/2015:
for sure, even after just one morning of getting a good amount of sleep, my body feels so much better :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Apr 10, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

my low cal day, today, ended up a high cal day but not overdone completely. I decided to snack on chips, 2.5 servings, after an already large dinner. it's ok though - bc I ate primarily very healthy today.  I think I am allergic to Truvia, as it makes me break out in whiteheads I think. bc I was thinking about what I've done differently lately, and I've had more of that (after not having it for a long time). and the last time I broke out badly, it was a time when I was using a lot of it. so, I will not purchase it again & luckily I've used it up...

so calories are 2500. goal is to sleep in, a lot, and do an intermittent fast using only broth and water tomorrow up until a late lunch or early dinner I am hoping, actually. my friend is coming over for dinner, probably thai food, so I can order lots of vegetables and eat them with brown rice and some protein, probably leftover chicken I already have at home so I don't have to waste it.

exercise today was good. schools in Queens, NY,  have been out this week so most days traffic was REALLY light and my commute was practically cut in half! yes! 45 minutes cut to 30 or almost a little less. so, not half, but close to it :) so I tried to park farther since there were more spots around the school which had no classes this week. but yesterday, I was really running very late, so I used the work lot. However, today, I parked the farthest I've ever parked in a long time and the walk to work was around 10 minutes. so...20 minutes round trip. also 30 minute walk at lunch. so, close to an hour total. good :)

lately, I feel stronger. I feel my body starting to burn more calories bc I am walking more.

legs are still weak many times. I've been eating a lot more potassium. lots of bananas which seem to make me feel better. I also eat more carbs (rice especially with my meals since I get a lot of it when I order thai food which I order a lot lol!). and I am also eating much more fat, which seems to be very satisfying.

hoping for early to bed tonight & hoping to sleep around the 10 hour mark. I could use it, as I skimped on sleep as usual many days this week, it's really out of my control.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Apr 09, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

around 2150. mostly balanced. more carbs before & after gym. healthy fats. caffeine. 2 diet sodas (no caffeine, just to energize me before gym bc I got out of work at 6, not 5....and needed the boost.)

I still want to balance out the 3,000 or whatever it was calorie day on last weekend.

30 min walk & a hardcore weights, back & abs routine at the gym.

Life is been very busy, despite it being holiday time. It has definitely been far from holiday time for me at work.

And so, once again, I am faced with my desire to take the time & freedom I do have, and use it specifically to get in really good shape compared to where I am at now.  Specifically it's my goal to look good on the beach the summer - I still have a bit of time.

I should be able to lose 5 lbs or so by Memorial Day weekend.  All I need to do is very, very simple - deduct just a few calories on whatever weeks I choose.

I may try the intermittent fasting approach again. But only a 16 hour fast perhaps...that means skipping breakfast, but not making up for those calories later. Even when my days are 1500 calories, I tend to lose weight. So, it's up to me....and, well, I have already decided that I'm going to make it happen :)

I wanna weigh like 120. I don't see a need to really be below that #. or upper teens, but that is it.

I am short, so it's fine. I am 5'1".

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/10/2015:
I think you can get to 120 you have been good and your motivation is good have a great evening

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/10/2015:
thank you Puddles, thanks for cheering me on too :) I think I can get there, too, actually.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/10/2015:
thank you Puddles, thanks for cheering me on too :) I think I can get there, too, actually.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Apr 09, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

around 2150. mostly balanced. more carbs before & after gym. healthy fats. caffeine. 2 diet sodas (no caffeine, just to energize me before gym bc I got out of work at 6, not 5....and needed the boost.)

I still want to balance out the 3,000 or whatever it was calorie day on last weekend.

30 min walk & a hardcore weights, back & abs routine at the gym.

Life is been very busy, despite it being holiday time. It has definitely been far from holiday time for me at work.

And so, once again, I am faced with my desire to take the time & freedom I do have, and use it specifically to get in really good shape compared to where I am at now.  Specifically it's my goal to look good on the beach the summer - I still have a bit of time.

I should be able to lose 5 lbs or so by Memorial Day weekend.  All I need to do is very, very simple - deduct just a few calories on whatever weeks I choose.

I may try the intermittent fasting approach again. But only a 16 hour fast perhaps...that means skipping breakfast, but not making up for those calories later. Even when my days are 1500 calories, I tend to lose weight. So, it's up to me....and, well, I have already decided that I'm going to make it happen :)

I wanna weigh like 120. I don't see a need to really be below that #. or upper teens, but that is it.

I am short, so it's fine. I am 5'1".

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Apr 08, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

2250 a bit high but def ok, around hr walking total for today.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Apr 07, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

around 2100 cals. walking to and from car to work, around 15-20 minutes overall. GREAT weights workout at the gym tonight.

got there early, left work early, feels GREAT.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/07/2015:
Have a great evening.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Apr 06, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

1550 before dinner.

dinner: vegetables in garlic sauce around 200, more veggies around 100, 1/2 chicken breast with skin (small) around 250?, chips around 200, and some fruit chews 40: 800 ouch, I messed up calculating, thought it was less oh well...some days getting off track is ok by me. and today is one of those days.

total 2350, a bit high, but, I need a break....I also went over on Saturday big time. will probably make up for it this coming weekend or later this week. sometimes you just need to give your body a break from the rules...

today I walked around 30-40 minutes at lunch and also walked again after work almost one hour.

so, probably 1.5 miles at lunch and another 2.5 miles after work. nice! also, I parked around 5 minutes at least away from work, so anther .5 miles round trip walk...therefore, at least 4.5 miles which is fabulous. and my legs have been feeling better.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 04/07/2015:
Hope your day has been good...



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Apr 05, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

4am: sleeping pill, chips 270, granola bar 190: 460, soup 20 calories more.

480.

wheat bran and almond milk 180

660...

coconut water and vegan high protein bar 320

1000, fine.

snacking during & after gym: 2 small bananas, some chips 350.

around 1350 so far, good :)

dinner: some chips 120, rice 100 or so, vegetables in a basil sauce 150?, white meat chicken w/ skin around 250?.  around 620.

total: around 2000. good. i wanted around 1700, but wasn't feeling great about my food choices and decided to have a more balanced dinner.

probably gonna take a walk soon, pick up a flat brush at the dollar store, and do an at-home keratin-type treatment at home

Overall 2100 cals.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/05/2015:
Hope you get some rest today.


Umpqua on 04/06/2015:
I hope you have a good week!


grannyannie on 04/06/2015:
Have a great week.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Apr 04, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Last night at the mall around 7pm, I realized I'd forgotten my Victoria's secret purchase (got a bra for $12.50 instead of normal $32.50 and a free pair of underwear usually $10 - so I saved around $30 on my purchase...and I forgot it at a cash register upstairs. so, while going down the escalator I realized I didn't have it - and ran up the escalator only to get almost to the top and totally fall on the hard metal face down....it hurt and my knee is a bit sore, black and blue, and slightly swollen. I hope it all goes away on it's own. will not do any cardio this weekend. :( if I didn't injure my knee, i'd have definitely down some cardio SUNDAY. but, oh well, gotta help it get better. I do plan on upper body weights though, if i'm feeling alright.

Woke up at 7 and had chips and water 200 and went back to bed.

Woke up at 10 and also had some non GMO chips and water and gonna try going back to bed again. Hurt my knee last night so no exercise today. I fell hard on the metal landing of an escalator at the mall.

11am: lunch - chicken 200? and avocado 160, on wrap 60. total here: 420...and something sweet...greek yogurt w. peanut butter, stevia, little bit of pumpkin: around 250.

total cal: 1070, good :)

snack / lunch: grapefruit large 120, more of those chips which I really like! 60, protein bar (natural, vegan & higher fat/protein better type) 260 total here: 440, bit high overall today, since I have a FAMILY PASSOVER SEDER tonight.

going thru some tough, busy times right now. very stressed out that I haven't taken a real vacation in a very long time. oh well.

1510 calories so far, I guess I will try to stop at 2500 today...have the family dinner tonight, so it is what it is! and green tea.

It's been a rough ride & that's what I said it would be. I came to the conclusion a week ago that this is my life - and if I want to improve my health & lose weight & get in shape, family & friends will sometimes be on the backburner. I need to refocus again, regroup, and make it work for me. So, I'll be ok. 

probably somewhere between 2500-3000 cal. fine.

 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/04/2015:
Take care of yourself and have a great day.



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