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hollybelle - Tuesday Nov 16, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 161.6

Yesterday is updated.  I ate about 1045-1095 cals yesterday.  Not that hungry most of the day. 

My friend (the one that rides bikes with me sometimes) and I are going tomorrow night to check out a wellness center/gym one exit over to see if we want to join for the winter months.  They have a variety of classes and monthly rates.  I'm going to take a closer look at the times of the classes I think I'd like and go look at the facilities.  Full report tomorrow or Thursday. 


B:  Coffee -- oops forgot to eat - carried a banana to work to eat - but didn't get to it.

L:  Slaw, corn, fried green tomatos 450-475.  Have green beans and cornbread for later.......  :o)

 D:   1 C Chili, butternut squash casserole 425

S:  12 nuts - cashews, almonds, pecans  85

1060 Calories  


Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

loveray on 11/16/2010:
thanks for your sweet comment...i know i will get out of the rut soon and im glad to start taking my D - i HATE the winter and miss my sun so much! good luck with the gym scouting, hope they have yoga too! ;)

KathyBlue on 11/16/2010:
ahh lucky girl... I'm eating all the time :(

KathyBlue on 11/16/2010:
BTW :) send me your address through FB private message, pleaaaase :))) We're going to make the personal Xmas cards soon (we always do, normally with the cats, lol!) and I want to send to my special DD friends :)

just42day on 11/16/2010:
Thanks for your kind words and support. I really appreciate them. Besides struggling w/food, I struggle w/patience....

chidogs on 11/16/2010:
Your advice to our new DD member yesterday was just totally awesome. I can use a lot of it myself! Take care.

moogy on 11/16/2010:
The gym sounds quite different and really interesting, I hope that you find something that takes your fancy for these winter months.

lifestylechange on 11/16/2010:
great job on your cals :)) have a fantastic day! hugs

Maria7 on 11/16/2010:
Nice menu! Gotta try the fried green tomatoes again...the last time I fixed them, I was not 'enthused' with them and took them to church, where they got ate by people who were pretty enthused with them. :-)

Maria7 on 11/17/2010:
Good morning to you! :-D

hollybelle - Monday Nov 15, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 161.6

Well, I'm up early and on husband's laptop. Drinking a cup of coffee, ate a leftover pancake.....yesterday is updated - 1250 calories and a 4 mile walk!

B:  Coffee, pancake 150-200?

S:  Almonds, banana 160

L:  1 C chili and cornbread, fresh pineapple 360

Subtotal - 670-720 ish

D:  Butternut Squash, salmon and - wierd, but true - 3 T uncooked oatmeal with BS Splenda.  I was going to put this on top of  the squash, but found mini marshmellows instead!375

1045-1095 Cals for the day.  No real exercise, except groc shopping and up and down steps!


Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

just42day on 11/15/2010:
fabulous job w/ a 4 mile walk! You are flirting with your goal. You'll be there before you know it! Have a great day! :)

loveray on 11/15/2010:
im glad you had a nice weekend and 4 miles is awesome!

V on 11/15/2010:
Nothing will stop you Holly! It is apparent that you needed a few extra calories and is this going to hurt ya?? I think not! Have a great day :)

selina on 11/15/2010:
Congrats - You had a fabulous day, yesterday! Stay well!

Umpqua on 11/15/2010:
You are doing so well with the exercise. Hope you have a good one!

sweetpea1977 on 11/15/2010:
Good job on the calories and exercise. Keep it up Holly!!

lifestylechange on 11/15/2010:
Great job!! :) Have a great day!

legcramps on 11/15/2010:
Nice job on the walking! Have a great day today :)

V on 11/15/2010:
read your post on loveray's page,you are right on about The prophet being a go to book! :)

V on 11/15/2010:
Just read your post on Selina's page and i have to say that you are on a roll today my friend! I so agree about Gary Condit!!! It really gets under my skin when people stray from their vows and then cry foul upon getting exposed! Also as a single woman i have to say that not to sound like i am perfect but a woman who goes after a married man has no scruples or self esteem! It sickens me okay off my soap box!

moogy on 11/15/2010:
Good for you, that walk is something to be proud of.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/15/2010:
good day so far, indeed!

OpenMyWings on 11/15/2010:
Thank you so much for your advice. I do find that you are right, just getting there is something I know will take time. I'm a perfectionist at heart, which is really bad for me when I can't be "perfect". I'm hoping that being able to "talk" about my journey will give me encouragement and motivation to continue on the path to a more healthy lifestyle.

hollybelle - Sunday Nov 14, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 161.6

Well, there won't be any weight loss for this week. I ate big all day yesterday.  Big breakfast this morning.  I am not sure how many cals, but I'd say about 1900-2100 yesterday and about 700 so far today.  My husband had his "boy" cousins over and they went to a concert.  I got roped into cooking dinner & breakfast  for them.  I really was hungry.  I am not hungry now, however!  I am also NOT upset that I have eaten so much the last two days.  This is part of life and I chose to eat "well" and I didn't eat junk, and it was not mindless.  I am very satisfied and can now cut back on calories and not feel deprived in any way.  I am "kind of " upset that I didn't exercise.  I just had too much to do - laundry, vaccumming, bathrooms, grocery, cooking......I am walking with  friend today - later.  It got cold here again last night and I always get hungry when it turns cold!  I will also try to do at least 30-40 minutes on ET to sort of off set the extra calories.  Later DD pals! 

L:  Chili about 1/2 C - 150?  Not very hungry so far after such a big breakfast.  Goal is to stay in touch with hunger only.

D:  Collard Greens with cornbread YUM, smoothie  400

1250 calories and a 4 mile walk! See back to the plan!

Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

hopingforhealth on 11/14/2010:
I always want to nosh when it gets cold too! Enjoy your walk later.

just42day on 11/14/2010:
Sounds like you'll get plenty of exercise in with all your housecleaning activities! :)

loveray on 11/14/2010:
enjoy the time with your guests...it was sweet of you to cook for everyone!! xo

chidogs on 11/14/2010:
I consider all of those things, vacumming, etc, to be exercise. You kept moving and were burning up cals the whole time. It sounds like you had fun and also had the right attitude. That is the healthy way to do it!

lifestylechange on 11/14/2010:
have a great day;)

Maria7 on 11/14/2010:
I believe we all have 'those days' when we feel we need/want to eat a little more...and in moderation, that's good! :-D

Maria7 on 11/14/2010:
PS...and you did real well (meant to add that)!

moogy on 11/14/2010:
I am sure that a couple of higher days won't do to much damage and that you will soon make up for the extras. And even if you don't we are living life here not living in a bubble.

V on 11/14/2010:
Sometimes we all eat a little more and I don't think your intake was bad at 2000...I have been super hungry all week!!

V on 11/14/2010:
LOl yes tears of joy are great but such a public display of emotions!!!

Maria7 on 11/14/2010:
Chili sounds good!

starfish on 11/14/2010:

hollybelle - Saturday Nov 13, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 161.6

Yesterday is updated.  About 1600-1800 cals for the day.  I am taste testing chili I made for lunch for my breakfast, so that's interesting!  Also having trouble typing on laptop since I had new nails put on yesterday when I took the break from work.  I used to wear acrylic nails all the time for about 14 years but took them off about 6 years ago. Then  I was able to grow my own nails and have been doing that for a long time, but lately my own nails just won't grow so I had some solar nails put on.  When my natural nails grow out underneath these I'll take them off and have them put gel polish on.  That stuff goes over your own nails and they won't break.  So much for nail news!

Going for a bike ride later!    

Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 11/13/2010:
enjoy ur bike ride n have a great day!! :)

chidogs on 11/13/2010:
I haven't had long nails for so long I've forgotten the challenges of them. That gel thing on your real nails sounds really cool! Anyway, have a great day and an enjoyable bike ride.

sweetpea1977 on 11/13/2010:
YAY! A bike ride!!! So excited for you!! :)

I am no good with long nails, though they do make awesome backscratchers, lol.

Enjoy your weekend!

nita51 on 11/13/2010:
So glad to hear from you. I am a nail lady too. I've been wearing sculptures for about 20 years or so. I wear them very long. I can do EVERY thing with them, and NOTHING without them. Ha! Ha! Never heard of solar nails,,, got to check into that. Bet your chili was great, save me a bowl ( LOL ) xoxo

moogy on 11/13/2010:
I can just picture you getting those suckers stuck on the key above the one you want. You did really well. Have a good day.

Umpqua on 11/13/2010:
The new nails sound interesting! I can't keep me nails too long these days, but used to wear them longer when I had a desk job. I hope you have a great evening!

Maria7 on 11/13/2010:
Wow...learn something new every day...re: gel on fingernails to stop them from breaking...and I never heard of solar nails...what is that?

V on 11/13/2010:
Update about Jim the drunk on Friday's post

hollybelle - Friday Nov 12, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 161.6

1260 calories and a token walk - 15 minutes

Today so far:

B:  oatmeal  200, tea 0  

L:  Big Splurge Had an Arby's Junion RB Sandwich and 3 Onion Rings  600

I'll be careful for thb rest of the day.  Also - exercise tonight.  I'm leaving work early to take a BREAK!

Well so much for watching it the reswt of the day on Friday.  I decided to splurge.  Husband and I went to Mexican resturant and split Fajitas.  I only had one, but I had chips and salsa.  About 15 chips.  That actually wasn't so much alories, but then we drove thru Dairy Queen bc I have been wanting a blizzard.  Had a Mini Buster Bar Blizzard.  All together this splurge meal was probably around  800 cals so wound up with about 1600 calories for the day. 

Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

V on 11/12/2010:
We are going to be welcoming the 150's for you in a few days!!! WOOOHOOO!!

Maria7 on 11/12/2010:
Lookin' good! 150's right around the corner for sure! Have a wonderful day and thanks for your wonderful comment to me. :-D

legcramps on 11/12/2010:
Good job!

lifestylechange on 11/12/2010:
have a great day!!!!! ;) you are doing awesome!

just42day on 11/12/2010:
I've ordered a very basic dishwasher by Amana. Got it at Home Depot (Veterans Day sale) Was $299 - got it for $199. Once adapters, etc were added, total was under $260. Can't believe some dishwashers were over $800! It's just my dishes (and occasional guests)and considering I'm still unemployed, I went cheap. Can actually pay for it w/change I've saved. Hope I don't regret getting a very basic one...

moogy on 11/12/2010:
Well done on your big splurge, that could have gotten out of control easy. You did well.

hopingforhealth on 11/12/2010:
Enjoy the workout and break tonight! Looks like you kept your big splurge portions in control, so I think it was great :)

chidogs on 11/12/2010:
If you don't need all the bells and whistles why pay for them. Ours is a basic no frills and has worked fine for over 20 years. Wishing you long years of clean dishes! :)

Maria7 on 11/12/2010:
Have I missed something about a dishwasher in this entry?

hollybelle - Thursday Nov 11, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 161.6

1222 calories for yesterday.  No real exercise.  I will get out of this mode soon.  I want to exercise.  If I could do it in the middle of the day.......hmmmm may have to work on that.

Today so far:

B:  Banana, Strawberry, Spinach Smoothie  250

S:  10 almonds 60

L:  Vegetable Soup with 1/2 turkey sandwich 325I am pretty hungry today.  My days of really low cals may be catching up with me.  I will be sure to eat enough today and make sure it's healthy food.

Subtotal = 635

S:  6 almonds  42

D:  Junky stuff my husband loves - hey - it's Thursday night-didn't want to go out or cook so.....1 frozen fish filet, 125, 16 crisy potato crowns  250,

S:  Smoothie  250

1260 - it seems this is where I end up most days lately - 1250-1350 range - that's a good thing.  Exercise short walk 15 minutes 

Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

loveray on 11/11/2010:
green smoothie!! woooo - mix it up today with a little higher cals. xo

sweetpea1977 on 11/11/2010:
Can you go on a walk or climb stairs during your work lunch? Doing that for a few days may motivate you to do your exercise at home. :)

What a great deal you got at Dillard's!

just42day on 11/11/2010:
Your food for today looks wonderful! You're doing great. I'm sure you'll see more lbs disappear sooner than you think. Thanks sooo much for your kind words today. :)

V on 11/11/2010:
LOL @ your response on my post!!!! Sickening isn't it??

chidogs on 11/11/2010:
Your Thanksgiving plan sounds excellent. I will try that. Leftover Turkey is ok, as that is very low cal. And I don't make too much of the other stuff since we are so few. So that could work. thanks for the suggestion!

hollybelle - Wednesday Nov 10, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 161.6

Yesterday is updated 1269 cals and 35 minutes walk/run!   YAY! 

Feeling so slim, but reality check yesterday monring when I tried on a couple of pairs of my SMALLEST pants (size 8 and 10 that run smaller)  Still way too tight!  Couldn't even get them zipped or buttoned at the top.  Those are the last two pairs that I absolutely cannot wear at all.  So once I get in those - I'll have a celebration!  One pair lacked a whole 3 inches or so before I can button the waist and the other probably an inch and a half......I am not upset or unhappy about it.  I can get in the majority of my clothes, and that was not the case 6 months ago!  Now I know about how far I am from my goal - about 10-12 pounds more should do it!

Maria - dear - where are you?  Taking a few days off?  Miss you!

B:  2 pieces of toast and tea 170

L:  Vegetable Plate - corn, kale, slaw 1/2 cornbread stick = 350 (?) and I'm VERY FULL  - Green beans came home with me - didn't eat them. 

S:  6 almonds and one square dk choc  77

S:  Cookie (yikes)  150

D:  Green beans with 1 and 1/2 sticks of cornbread Left over from lunch and a PBJ with the new low cal hi fiber bread I found a Meijers.450

S:  1/4 C skim milk 25

1222 Calories

Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

just42day on 11/10/2010:
Great job yesterday's exercise and calories! I'm sure you'll be getting into those smaller pants very soon! :)

loveray on 11/10/2010:
wooo awesome - you are on your way...im so happy for you! xo

tangalyn on 11/10/2010:
great job yesterday, hope u have a good one today too :)

biscottibody59 on 11/10/2010:
Good job on the wt loss--keep up the good work!

V on 11/10/2010:
Your calculations are correct! Those 10 will do it and i know you will get there :) You have to feel pretty great about this( as you should)Awesome job Holly!

selina on 11/10/2010:
That's wonderful! Those jeans will fit you perfectly sooner than you think at this rate!

sweetpea1977 on 11/10/2010:
two pairs of skinny pants left is awesome!! If you continue to have days like yesterday, you should see those last few pounds drop off soon. :)

Maria7 on 11/10/2010:
Thank you for thinking about me and checking on me. It means a lot to know I have friends who care when I am not on here. Congrats to you on getting into most of your clothes (you don't lack much and you'll be there of wearing them ALLLLLL) :-) I temporarily 'fell off the wagon'. But I'm back now! Love ya, Maria :-)

skinnygrlwithin on 11/10/2010:
I think you are doing amazing...and you know something everything is a journey...so you are right now to get upset about these last couple jeans... you will get there in time because you are doing amazing!

moogy on 11/10/2010:
Well that was a bit dissapointing however it won't be too long before you fit into those pants. You have long quite a bit over half the extra weight now, goal weight here you come.!!

lifestylechange on 11/10/2010:
WAY TO GO on your cals/exercise yesterday!! That's awesome. ;) Also, you are sooooo close to fitting into those last 2 pairs of pants...good for you!! It'll happen before you know it. Keep up the GREAT work!

hollybelle - Tuesday Nov 09, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 161.6

Updated yesterday.  1045 cals - no exercise.  I made excuses - I will exercise tonight - REGARDLESS!! 

B:  Grits w butter, Tea 230

S:  6 almonds 42

L:  Professional Assoc Lunch - I did good - 1/2 chicken breast 60, green beans 40, roll with butter 150 (theirs are so good) didn't eat salad, rice or dessert!! = 250

S:  6 almonds 42

Subtotal = 564 - very good

S:  3 cookies  225

D:  Soup and cornbread stick  300

S:  2 pieces of toast with butter and jam 180

Total cals 1269 Exercise = 35 minutes walk/run!!  Left husband in the dust!


Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

V on 11/09/2010:
That's the spirit Hollybelle!!!! you can do it ;) have a good one!!!

loveray on 11/09/2010:
WOOOO awesome. hows yoga going? xo

just42day on 11/09/2010:
You're doing great! You did particularly well with your lunch as I'm sure there were many temptations. Good for you! :)

sweetpea1977 on 11/09/2010:
Wow, awesome job at lunch. Glad you were able to enjoy a good tasting roll (Im a sucker for breads!) and stay within a good calorie range!

loveray on 11/09/2010:
i think it's still awesome you are stretching yourself - getting to a class and having DVDs is great too - on yoga journal.com they offer free videos of how to do some poses and then little flash cards of the names of poses, etc. if you would like, i would be happy to email you as well with some other options...happy for you! :)

moogy on 11/09/2010:
Have a wonderful day hollybelle, looks like you are on a roll now.

lifestylechange on 11/09/2010:
Thanks girly!!! :) You're doing awesome as well!!

hollybelle - Monday Nov 08, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 161.6

So sorry to be absent from DD!  I miss you all very much and think of you all all the time!!

I have been working many hours and not able to post much for the last few days.  I probably won't be able to post much this week, either, BUT.....I hope everyone will notice the new weight I posted today.  I weighed Friday morning and there it was.  I am now have much incentive to keep going and GET OUT of the 160's!!  I hope by the end of this week or middle of next!

I promise I'll post when I can and check up on you guys as soon as I can!  Love to you all and God bless - Holly 


B:  1/2 bagel with whipped honey cream cheese, tea 200

L:  Slaw, fried Green Tomatos, corn, sweet potatos  - no sugar  - 550

S:  Swiss Cheese and crackers 100

D:  3 inch peice of Turkey Sausage and Cabbage YUM - 150

S:  1 square of dark chocolate 45

1,045  calories - no exercise - should have eaten more! 

Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 11/08/2010:
congrats on your loss :)

sweetpea1977 on 11/08/2010:
Yay!! Sounds like the extra work hours are burning some extra calories for ya. :) Thanks for the update!

legcramps on 11/08/2010:
Yay! Good job! Have a great week :)

balloonlady on 11/08/2010:

loveray on 11/08/2010:
woot woot, look at you go! congrats lady...enjoy your week and dont work too hard!

V on 11/08/2010:
Next stop 150!!! great job holly :)

moogy on 11/08/2010:
We will miss your posts. Keep up the good work and we will catch you later.

moogy on 11/08/2010:
We will miss your posts. Keep up the good work and we will catch you later.

hollybelle - Thursday Nov 04, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 163.4

Updated yesterday's entry - 1405 cals no exercise.

B:  2 pieces of double fiber toast and grape jelly, coffee 275

S:  Pretzels and Chocolate Square  192

L:  Fazoli's Kid's Lasagne  260 1/2 breadstick 75 335

Subtotal 802 - I'll need to be careful with cals the rest of the day.  Feeling VERY nauseous  after coffee and choc square this morning - probably not going to eat anything more 'til dinner anyway..... 

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 13.4 lbs to go!

V on 11/04/2010:
Yes i am a bartender just one of many occupations that i have, but this is the only thing i actually enjoy doing...I work outside and the elements dictate if i work or not..It is risky but i have a "rainy day fund" set up so i don't have to worry if we are closed...It hasn't rained in a few months so if i miss today, not a problem ;) As far as books i love just about everything,thrillers especially, let me know what your next book club selection is :) i plan to get the trilogy though thanks for your suggestions...also i have a few books myself if you are interested,I can send them to you

Maria7 on 11/04/2010:
1400 is real good for yesterday. Btw, I bought some double fiber bread while at the grocery store yesterday and made pb s/w w it last nite...yum! :-D

chidogs on 11/04/2010:
Sorry you don't feel well. Hope that clears up soon for you, it is not fun feeling like that. Take care.

loveray on 11/04/2010:
eek too much coffee always makes me feel queasy...hope you feel better soon!

moogy on 11/04/2010:
Thank you for your comment I appreciate you taking the time to make an entry. I hope that you have a good day today, your food is looking a little unusual, is there anything special/different going on. It is just that I love to see vegies in peoples menu's. Anyway I am sure that you know what you are doing.

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