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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jul 16, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Need today to be LOW CALORIE. and it will be.

Stomach's been bloated this week so it's almost impossible not to want to eat less volume. laying off veggies at lunch...

Breakfast and snacks only at 450

Lunch: pretzels probably and avocado/egg/wrap: 550 or so.

Surprising I did bring veggies and got in the mood for them so did have some with my lunch :)

1150 thru end of workday = Good...including some pretzels that i'll have before gym along with some fruit.

will add to about 1350 before gym :) that's good!

And actually a small protein bar also 150 so 1500

after gym, just a bar or something.

Bar - they are so darn conveient. High protein 200.

Around 1700-1750 :)

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

puddles on 07/16/2015:
Determination is good. Have a good one.


grannyannie on 07/16/2015:
Good luck! Have a great day.


thinkpositive on 07/16/2015:
Good job sticking to your plan.


hollybelle on 07/17/2015:
Successful day!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jul 15, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Calories before lunch: 600.... Lunch: cheez-it's 220, chicken 300?, soup 100?, other veggies 100? 720 1320....

snack before PT: some fruit - 200.

1520

7:45pm bigger dinner: 850 - whole chicken breast with skin, around 400 some veggies 100-150, lots of chips - 2.5 servings  320 (usually I just have a snack,nice to have "real food" more than just at lunch today...needing it lately)

around 2350 - higher than expected but the chicken was so good!!! as were the chips.

exercise: minimal, but good PT.

ankle is def on the mend :) starting to get stronger! still pain, but it's fading!

going to bed early.

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

Umpqua on 07/15/2015:
Mmmm, cheez-its, love em :) Your foods have been looking good over the past few days and I'm glad to hear your ankle is feeling better!


ohioraven on 07/15/2015:
Go easy on that ankle.


hollybelle on 07/16/2015:
Yay! for ankle healing!


hollybelle on 07/16/2015:
Yay! for ankle healing!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jul 14, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

6am: Early stuff: kombucha (which is too sugary and I think i'm breaking out more bc of it...so tomorrow, none, just hot water I think) (carbs)

8am: Breakfast: full fat greek yogurt 200, with a high fat natural protein bar (made with collagen / stevia - called chocolate Bulletproof Protein Bar) bc I didn't want eggs again. with a tablespoon sugar free jelly. also in the morning, tea. 500 so far (good fats / protein, low carbs)

10:30am Morning Snack: natural KIND bar (mostly nuts, low sugar, 5g) 200 (good fat / protein / carb mix)

12:45pm Lunch: Kale salad with a little extra olive oil, some chicken with skin, 2 large apricots (good protein, some fat, some carbs)

2:30pm Snack in afternoon: small coffee (lol)

4:30pm Snack before gym was 2 large apricots and a cliff bar 350 High carbs, some protein, low fat

6:30pm 2.5 servings (big bottle) of coconut water during workout - best choice.

8pm after gym: high protein bar - Quest chocolate brownie (had enough sugar today, even around workout, so only protein - and it is a small calorie amount which i'm happy with)

total is perfect for today: 2050.

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

ohioraven on 07/14/2015:
Good going, HP.


puddles on 07/14/2015:
Have a great day.


hollybelle on 07/14/2015:
Shaping up to be a good one!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/14/2015:
A GREAT one!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jul 13, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Hungry day at work to start....but ate enough to finally feel better. and brought coconut water for the extra potassium (this time of month)....good idea, i'm already feeling much better. and upper thigh pain diminished (typical TOM lady issues!)

Before Lunch: 700...def bingy-hungry at 11:30, but I've def had enough calories.

Lunch: avocado 100, veggies 100, extra salt, coconut water 150, chicken with some skin 250? 1300, good.

small coffee with little milk 30

for some reason, got a terrible stomachache after having a vitamin water zero, 2 medium apricots and a KIND bar before PT...I think because of...well, sorry, TOM. It's really been this way awhile now - veggies and fruits are not my friend for a few days each month. it's just too much. anyways, made it thru. calories were only 300 before PT.

1630...decided on a more decent dinner, around 7:45pm back at home:

fried egg 100, wrap 100, avocado 100, chips 200.

2130, good. needed the fat, protein and normal carbs really bad. I feel much better now.

exercise: 15 min bike, and stretching.  ankle is beginning to feel better.

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

grannyannie on 07/13/2015:
Glad you're feeling better. Have a good day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/13/2015:
overall, i'm getting thru this week well. :)


biscottibody59 on 07/13/2015:
Enjoy your week!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/13/2015:
Thanks BB!


puddles on 07/13/2015:
Good news with the pain. Have a great week.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/13/2015:
yes, i'm dealing with it well by having extra potassium / salt and doing the right thing this time around.


hollybelle on 07/13/2015:
Good day - glad you feel better!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/13/2015:
If I focused a little more on eating right, I think i'd always feel a bit better :) I should do this...little by little :)


thinkpositive on 07/14/2015:
Glad your ankle is feeling better. Interesting about the fruits & vegetables - good to know so you can work around them.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/14/2015:
yeah :) but I sure love them...just sometimes, i eat too much!


GottaDoIt on 07/14/2015:
Glad you're feeling better.



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

7:30am Breakfast before gym: oatbran made with coconut water 150, Fage full fat yogurt with stevia and some sf raspberry jelly 200: 350 total.

gym - protein shake 350

brunch: beef jerky 150, fruit 50, popcorn 50, chips

150

 

1100

Nice beach day with best friend

Plum 1150

Chipotle salad, low fat, no guac, just chicken and veggies :) not more than 500!

1650, absolutely fabulous! Proud of myself! And no extra snacking before bed :)

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

puddles on 07/12/2015:
Have a great day.


grannyannie on 07/12/2015:
Enjoy your Sunday.


ohioraven on 07/12/2015:
I'm beginning to like yogurt. But should I eat Greek or the probiotic soft stuff ?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/13/2015:
Most yogurt is probiotic! It will usually say it somewhere on the label. Greek yogurt is usually probiotic too! It's in general how yogurt is made :)

Definitely opt for greek yogurt. Don't opt for the ones that are flavored. You can flavor them yourself with fruit (strawberries) or other things. The additionally jelly etc that they put in is all sugar...

The most filling ones for me are Fage, the 2% or even full fat. 2% is best if you are watching calories. the non fat varieties of greek sometimes don't keep me satisfied long... You can add lots of healthy things to your yogurt. If you get non-fat, you can add some nuts and fruit...

Definitely greek is healthier than the regular yogurts. It has more protein, less sugar.


Umpqua on 07/12/2015:
I hope you're having a nice weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/13/2015:
for sure :)



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

9:45am: nuts and soup 150, 2 small plums 50, strawberries 50, cup fiber one cereal 120 and cup 30 cal almond milk: 400....and kombucha 70.

470...prob laundry soon...

I could maintain my weight so easily if not for my binges like yesterday! I don't really regret it, but it doesn't help me move forward.  moving past it though, bc now it's all I can do. 

12pm: cooked steamed veggies 130

600, good! :)

1pm Lunch: microwavable eggplant rollettes, tofu, shirataki noodles. may eat half now, some later. 200 total. (200 leftover), chips 100, one of those bars I ordered 230 (overall good calories for lunch @530cal)

1150 or so.. 

3pm strawberries 50

1200...

4:40: greek yogurt and chocolate chip cliff bar 400

1600...

goal today is 1750.

that with yesterday = 2250/day. or if I do still go above calories, i'll try to use tomorrow to balance it as well. because I am not in a mood to limit so much today....

weights tonight, just wishing my ankle and calf pain would stop. I feel it everyday, most of the day.

Under 2200, fine.

No exercise.

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

ohioraven on 07/11/2015:
Morning, HP.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/11/2015:
GM,OR :)


grannyannie on 07/11/2015:
Have a lovely day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/11/2015:
U2!


puddles on 07/11/2015:
I think that applies to all of us. Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/11/2015:
so frustrating...and more frustrating I cannot walk on my ankle for exercise...and it's not even my ankle that's giving me so much grief, it's the fact that I feel tightness, a knot, in my tendon going all the way up my shin. so upsetting!


hollybelle on 07/12/2015:
I had several hungry days this week. Just moving past it - or trying to. Sorry about your ankle / leg pain. :-(



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

Calories up to lunch nice and low around 550

Calories at lunch: little white rice 100, tofu 50, beans 100, veggies 300? 550-600. 1150... Will keep calories low at 1750 today I think !

snacking: couple plums, couple crackers 200

1350

Dinner: cooked cabbage 100?,cauliflower, 50? vegetarian chicken 300?...450,yogurt coconut skyr 170...

2000...

...and yes one of my favorite chocolate protein bars natural made from collagen that I love and just came in the mail. two of them = 500. healthy fats and protein.

yes, def worth the extra calories.

2500. little exercise (meaning hardly any).good...yeah, one more bar at 8:15pm: coconut cashew by raw revolution. 250.

total is 2750, fine by me!

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

grannyannie on 07/10/2015:
Good plans. Have a great weekend.


ohioraven on 07/10/2015:
Nice...and Low...

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/10/2015:
lol guess not!



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

Overall a good day. I wasn't fueled right for my gym workout and found it difficult to finish or last thru it.  I had noticeable fatigue. It can also be due to a big lack of sleep thru the workweek, each night.  I am also PMS-ing lol which never used to be an issue, but seems to get worse with age.

No more complaints. I had lots of strawberries (equivalent of a quart) before working out and also a chocolate. it only adds up to a little under 250....but still not right...in terms of fuel.

calories before dinner after gym: 1450

dinner: quart of vegetable soup....will look this up, not really sure...tofu 100, rice 200 at most.

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

hollybelle on 07/09/2015:
At least you WENT to the gym, which is more than I did! PMS can be big issue....not for me any longer - LOL, but I wish I had sought medical help before I did when I was younger!


Maria7 on 07/10/2015:
Good on going to the gym. Hoping you feel better soon. Take good care of yourself. :-)



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

I have officially lent my Sarno book to my physical therapist.  We get along so well. I know that I wrote here he has a girlfriend. But honestly, in my heart, I doubt he does. He never admitted to it.  And he's typically an honest man.  I've known him well over one year, closer to one and a half years.  We only chat in public, but when we do, it definitely crosses most lines and it's crazy he allows the things I say...and what he says...to be spoken as the physical therapy place that HE OWNS. by crossing the line, I just mean we sometimes are borderline flirting...or talking about adult topics. Not in a bad way, just the fact that we discuss them.

haha. he's fun and really enjoys using adult humor...with all patients! And they are almost always mostly adults. Once in awhile there's a college kid or high school kid. But most are adults.

So, right, I don't think he has a girlfriend. Maybe some sorta fling awhile back, I don't know. He doesn't always go out with his staff...and it could have been awhile ago that they all went to the bar and my PT invited another woman.  Either way, I honestly don't think he'd go along with texting me if he did actually have a girlfriend. It was more exciting than normal since we hadn't texted all week. It was actually more fun and more laughs than normal.  It's good, either way, that I've stopped texting him because we will NOT get together until I'm feeling better (my ankle).  I like him still.  He admitted to me, again, under his breath today, that he doesn't find himself attractive at all.  He's hard on himself...way too hard.  He's definitely above average, way above average in looks. Or maybe I just like him too much.

Calories till end of workday: 1250

Bigger snack before PT: apple 100, plum 50, protein bar 200: 350.

Bigger dinner after PT: at least 500-550

total today: 2100-2150. fine.

I did actually do the bike for around 14 minutes at PT. and some other exercises, still not much, mostly just stretching.

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

grannyannie on 07/09/2015:
Good luck with your PT guy! So funny that I've heard from several women who are attracted to their PT's.


OhioRaven on 07/09/2015:
Good Luck with your ankle, HP.


biscottibody59 on 07/09/2015:
RYC: On 41 or 31 min (as opposed to 40 or 42 or 30 or 32) I guess it satisfies my brain. Weird, but 41 feels like victory and 39 or 40 feels a little less than victory--haha!

(I had answered this the other night, but apparently didn't hit "Submit.")


biscottibody59 on 07/09/2015:
Good for passing on the Sarno info--maybe he will double as a matchmaker for you two--haha!



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

Someone had some difficulty uploading her photo! on my computer it is rightside up!!!!!! but I know what to do, save it off by 90 degrees...let me try to fix this...! ...actually, i'm good for now, next picture I do will hopefully be right!

Morning All! up at 3:45am and up since then! lol...

Like I said yesterday, the decision to take Monday off was one of my best decisions ever this summer! I am so glad I was able to get to the beach with my best friend! and a 4-day workweek!? awesome!

750 cals before lunch....

After lunch around 1100. Snacking before gym 250-300 After gym 250-300 and maybe some chips 1700-1750....actually full serving chips...so around 18--, good!.... full weights and very very hardcore...will post a photo of gym outfit as only sports bras are allowed at my gym!...............

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

grannyannie on 07/07/2015:
Sounds fun!

horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2015:
For sure...I guess I am out of my funk finally!


ohioraven on 07/07/2015:
Have a Great Day.

horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2015:
I did!


Umpqua on 07/07/2015:
Glad to hear you had fun yesterday and have a short work week to look forward to. I'm taking Friday and days off next week too to travel, can't wait!

horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2015:
Enjoy your coming travels !!!


biscottibody59 on 07/07/2015:
Good to know your weekend went your way--enjoy the rest of your week!

You're going to have to explain "only sportsbras allowed." Is it opposed to no bra or a non-sportsbra? What???

horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2015:
Haha I always say things in the most awkward ways!!! What I meant was, if women prefer to wear only a sports bra I stead of a full workout top, the owner allows it! I use a towel to separate the machine touching my skin when I have to....

And yes, the weekend and my week is definitely going my way :)

I am lending that Sarno book to now a second person! Even though I am frustrated by him, my PT said he wanted to borrow it :)


hollybelle on 07/08/2015:
I was wondering about the sports bra thing so glad you cleared that up Hahahahaha! Seriously - good job!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/08/2015:
lol


ohioraven on 07/08/2015:
Wait, I missed something. Are you jogging topless ?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/08/2015:
lol...at my gym, women seriously go just like that. the picture is not sorta sized right...anyways, yes to weightlifting, no to jogging :)


museumgirl on 07/08/2015:
A day at the beach sounds wonderful!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/08/2015:
it was perfect and no sunburn is the best!



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