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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Apr 01, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Big breakfast bc i wasn't getting satisfied at first. i skipped all artificial sweetners as well as the stevia/truvia.  and boy was i craving sweets - from my tea to my cereal...so i ended up adding some cherry flavored protein powder with natural sugars (and, yes, too much sugar i can't believe i ever bought it - didn't look closely enough bc the front said "no refined sugars" but it has tons of sugar anyway, just not refined...ok!

8am Breakfast: hot fiber cereal with almond milk 200 and some egg white 25, protein powder 100, cottage cheese 110: 435, oh, and an everything flavored wrap 80: around 520 good.

10am snack: strawberries 80 at most

12pm lunch: 2 wraps 250, with lox 150 (leftover parents dropped it off yesterday), green beans 50, lots of grilled veggies (bought it on Saturday - i spend so much money on healthy prepared foods i must cook more after this injury...just a lil more...to save some money) i know of all the supermarkets where i can get good quality deli foods - from all sorts of cooked vegetables to tasty meats, even grains - on Long Island and even here in Queens! haha anyways, the veggies - 150 at most. total: 600 - healthy.

snack: fruit & seeds 140, almonds 160: 300

1500 so far

dinner: 400

total: 1900 (bit high for no exercise...)

tomorrow i am fasting in the morning for a blood test. going for a full checkup with my dad picking me up for it.  he knows the people in the medical office i am going to as he works in the same building. they were able to get me an emergency appointment this week to get bloodwork, bone density, and a bunch of other exams bc of what has been going on with me.




Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 04/01/2013:
thanks hop! I look to you really for a source of inspiration! youre a beast when it comes to working out, so i hope one day i can equally be as beastly lol. Hows healing process going? Hope okay!!

thenewMLE on 04/01/2013:
Hope you are feeling better! Those sugar cravings are hard to overcome. I fought them with protein. But I still couldn't give up the stevia... It's amazing how much sugar is hiding in even the "healthy foods". I had an overdone sugar weekend for the first time in 15 months and I am really feeling it this morning. I need to go cold turkey again! Have a nice day and get some well deserved rest!

OhioRaven on 04/01/2013:
Have a good day, HOP !

hollybelle on 04/01/2013:
Thinking of you. Let us know what tests reveal. :o)

Tangalyn~ on 04/01/2013:
good luck with ur blood tests, hope things r good.. have a great day!

V on 04/01/2013:
Good luck with your tests tomorrow <3

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Mar 31, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

thanks for all the well wishes ladies, it means a lot.  To tell you the truth, at this beginning stage, I am praying things start to heal & fast.  I just can't even fathom feeling better & it's frustrating to not really know how my progress will go until it happens.  I hope to be able to walk to my car and go to work next week. If I can't, I obviously won't.  I'll take another week vacation if I have to, but I surely hope that my tibias start to heal so i don't have to waste all sick days plus some of my vacation days (i get just 2 weeks starting tomorrow April 1 till next year April 1!) on this injury! Not a good way to start using all my days at once!!! I was planning to use days in the summer!!! to go to the beach & relax.  I hope I get them...otherwise, I will only be taking vacation days to do priority things this year - mostly related to getting into the academy....at least these are my sick days so far & not vacation days.


legs are doing bad - will be home in a wheelchair this week!!!  stress fractures are not recovering.

8am breakfast: 200 hot cereal & almond milk, snacking on some mints before lunch 50 forgot i had a wrap, too. 80 more

12:30/1pm lunch: lots of grilled veggies (went to the store yesterday preparing to be home all day today & not realizing that all the walking did me in completely hopefully not past Friday this week!) and salad 160, chicken meatball big 150, wrap 120 430 good.


dinner: wrap 100, lox 150, pumpkin seeds 50, pepper 50 400 or so

snack at 3am: extra wrap 80

1250 or so.

will try to be eating better and more moderate this week as i will be "bedridden" - i don't see binging in my near future....i will not get fat by continuing to eat 2250 cal-2600 cal a day with no movement (as much as i'd like to be eating that much & more!) lol.  of course i'd rather go to work than lay in bed - as we know that at least sticking with a routine is better than laying down/not being able to walk all day. after this week, i plan to start up with physical therapy. just wanna get my bones healing ASAP right now, as little pressure on them as possible.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/31/2013:
Happy Easter !

OhioRaven on 03/31/2013:
Praying for your legs.

grannyannie on 03/31/2013:
Oh no! Sorry. Hope you heal quickly.

Puddles on 03/31/2013:
Will keep you in my prayers. Have a great day and relax.

Tangalyn~ on 03/31/2013:
sorry about ur poor legs :( i hope u make a fast recovery!

hollybelle on 03/31/2013:
How long do they think you will have to not walk at all? Miss work? Sorry, HOP. Do what the doc says and let us know what's up. Are you in pain

hollybelle on 03/31/2013:
Have they talked to you about what shoes to wear for less impact or anything? Especially when you start back to work.

mylilsista on 04/01/2013:
I sure hope your recovery is swift (hugs)!

V on 04/01/2013:
I am so sorry about your legs :( A speedy recovery to you <3 Sorry that you have to use your vacation days but you really need them now..

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Mar 29, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Friday Night: midnight snack: salted pumpkin seeds 120, fiber one and almond milk 160: 280, good.

SAturday: 2250 or so. good.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Mar 29, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

...definitely cheesed out from the past few days of mozzerella!! haha

breakfast: fiber one with 1/4 cup pine nuts and almond milk 360 or so. and tea with stevia and 1% cottage cheese with chocolate stevia and cinnamon 110 more

470, good.

snack: bar? 130 granola type

snack: 210, tea

lunch: same as past few days - good change, low cal.  1/2 avocado 160, tofu 100, and matza a different boss bought food for everyone 600

total before drive home: 1650

drive home: tomato small 30, big apple 130, pepper 30 = 200 or so.

home: veggie mix 30?, salad 70 at most, tofu and soup 200, 2 wraps 200 = 500

total today: 2350. not terrible, but NO exercise....having trouble cutting back, but i know i have to...




Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/29/2013:
I haven't tried almond milk. Almost bought some when I went to the health food store Weds. Have a great weekend.

Puddles on 03/29/2013:
I wish I could keep cheese in the house but it is a trigger food for me. Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Mar 28, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

breakfast: 2 wraps, one plain 140, slice mozzerrella cheese 60, yogurt w. a few pine nuts 140: 340 or so, good.

snack: nuts 200

snack: bar, tea 200

lunch: avocado & tofu on matza

snack: apple..maybe a tomato too. 200


dinner: wraps w cheese and maybe some spinach or soup. 260 for the 2 wraps with 2 slices mozzerella cheese, big salad 80, another type salad 40 around 500 and yogurt 100 600 total:

2150.......... :-) i forgot ihad some of my boss' food, so many around 2200-2250. good.


exercise: probably still taking off from it. none

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/28/2013:
Mornin' HP.

Puddles on 03/28/2013:
Have a great day.

supercheese on 03/28/2013:
have a good one!!

V on 03/28/2013:
Hope you had a good day :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Mar 27, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

breakfast: fiber one 140, almonds 160, almond milk 30: 330


snack:tea & bar

lunch: tofu and avocado on whole wheat matza

yes, a great time with family last night.

today's calories end at no exercise and 2200, better, better than the past two days!

2250....strawberries at 1am :-)

so we are getting there....i am gonna get used to eating lower calories...it shouldn't be so tough, actually, if i start going to bed early!


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Puddles on 03/27/2013:
Have a good day Horn

OhioRaven on 03/27/2013:
Have a good day, Plenty.

V on 03/27/2013:
Hey girl! Hope that you had a great time with your family <3

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Mar 26, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

well, i did do better than yesterday. today was around 2500. ate some extra desserts/candy/chocolate. but it's all worth it for the fact that i am satisfied & craving nothing before bed. in bed a bit late as i got home late, too, from family & friends which was really nice tonight. good change of pace. for the next month & a half, i'll be eating less calories & going to bed very early. exercise will be put on the backburner for these next 6 weeks.  i will get through this!



Today's goal is to do better than yesterday. :-) it can be a challenge bc tonight i have a Passover seder (holiday dinner) with my folks and last night i was just home too many hours and ate the little stuff i actually had around in my new place that was edible enough to binge on. thank god there wasn't anything else in my apt!!!!!! tonight there'll be loads of good food, but i'll try to be moderate. i've prob gained around a pound, maybe less, since dealing with this injury. I need to be careful, bc i'm a person who can easily gain 10 lbs in 6 weeks...I know from experience!

so, at 30 yrs old, I need to make better choices than i once did in my teens, at 20, 25, and even 29. There is no reason that I should blow all my hard work these past couple years on 6-8 weeks of rest.  so.....once again, i'm going to try to take advantage of getting more sleep. my goal will be to sleep 10 hours a night - going to bed around 8pm that means.  before, and for the past 2 1/2 years, i would be lucky to get 7 and many nights far less.  i know 8 hours is a good average, but maybe 10 hours will also help me along in recovery?

breakfast: almonds 160, cereal 150, almond milk 40: 350.

snack: maybe decaf coffee today instead of another bar (will save me around 150 cal) 60

snack: bar 210

lunch: tofu 80 and avocado 160 on whole wheat matzah 220? 460


snack: large apple?? or a granola bar...



Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/26/2013:
Mornin HP

Puddles on 03/26/2013:
Your motivation will help you a lot in this situation. Have a great day.

getmebackto150 on 03/26/2013:
I too have struggled in the past with eating as soon as I get home from work and not stopping until bed time... Not sure if it will help but here are a few things that have helped me lately... 1. thinking of a long "activity" where I cannot eat while doing it... I have super curly hair so somthing I do on occasion is straighten it, this takes about an hour and I definitely cannot eat while doing this 2. brushing my teeth, SOMETIMES this helps signal to me that eating time is over 3. chewing gum-it gives my mouth somthing to do 4. getting into bed SUPER early, for me at least, if I'm in bed-even if reading, playing on my phone or watching TV I am MUCH MUCH less likely to snack than if I am in the living room... I think your lots of sleep idea is a good one, I know the average is 8 hours, but I try for an average of 9 hours per night because lots of sleep feels SO SO good:) You will have a great day HOP!!

grannyannie on 03/26/2013:
Yes, it's good to realize the older we get the harder to keep weight off. So it's good to keep good habits all the time!

Umpqua on 03/26/2013:
Annie's right - the older I get the quicker the weight comes on and the harder it is to take it off. You can do this!

legcramps on 03/26/2013:
Agree with the above two comments about it getting more difficult to lose as we age. Have a nice time with family today!

V on 03/26/2013:
Girl I got ya by 10 years and although I weighed less in my teens, I am the healthiest I have ever been in my life and that surpasses the teen years and then some.. Set reasonable goals for yourself and although I am not familiar with binging and I am so sorry that is a struggle for you but please don't beat yourself up about this..Do you still see your therapist? I am sure all the excitement of being on your own,the stress fracture as well as the work stress is probably causing the binge mentality..Please don't let this slight gain get to you, you will Anyhoo I hope that a little family time will help ya, have fun with them..<3

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Mar 25, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

2900 cal...i promise not to do this for an entire 6 weeks...but it's hard not to fall into my old ways....eating since i got home from work...

breakfast: tea, water with choc stevia, fiber one 130 and almond milk 30, and almonds 160: 320. calcium supplement

snack: bar


lunch: chicken, carrots in mild spicy sauce, wrap and pretzels?? calcium supplement

snack: apple?

early dinner (bed after): chicken wrap? with avocado - maybe even a whole avocado if i want to. (not doing the matzah only for passover - only at work since i work with an Israeli boss and don't need anymore problems with his opinions)

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

V on 03/25/2013:
Just catching up with your entries, sorry about your stress fracture :( Hoping for a quick recovery for you <3

supercheese on 03/25/2013:
lmao israeli boss. Im israeli and i have some ANAL family members. Im not doing matzah either. 1 slice = 300 calories? No thank you....

Puddles on 03/25/2013:
Have a great week.

legcramps on 03/25/2013:
See, we were both silly by not getting our injuries checked out sooner. Stay off that leg.

getmebackto150 on 03/25/2013:
Hope you have a great day! I too am just catching up with you and I hope that your stress fracture heals quickly!!! Thinking of you!!

hollybelle on 03/25/2013:
Hahahaha regarding Boss! That is very diplomatic! Have a good one, HOP!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Mar 24, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

7am breakfast: 600 cal (high fiber hot cereal w/ almond milk, stevia & cinnamon, greek yogurt w/ flax and chia seeds, wrap with 1/2 an avocado) tea. (2 carb, one milk, one fat)

9:30am snack: 160 almonds. (one fat / 1 protein)

10:30am snack: greek yogurt 100 w. chocolate stevia and cinnamon (one milk)

1pm: huge lunch: tons of veggies, but some sauce too bc they were all cooked from the deli section of an amazing food store, and a wrap with chicken. maybe like 800, at least...

3pm  big apple 100 more.

4pm: 1/2 protein shake 110,

5pm: 1 wrap 90, one matza cracker 110: 310

2060...plus a soufflee type thing 280 more..so, total for today is: 2340. strawberries too. so more around 2400.

now i am going to bed, at 5:45pm. i am bummed about my leg and about the usual things. but mostly that i cannot even exercise like i want to. now i am going to have to start to watch calories more...as eating in these upper limits all the time is going to make me gain weight when i am going to have to be more sedentary that normal. :-(

not happy about not being able to walk. i don't really know what i'm gonna do. :-(


...driving to the foodstore, fancy one here near my new neighborhood, to get some good, cooked veggies, i am not cooking today.  and yes, i am being lazy & i don't care. i need to fix this acne problem, eat well, and get much more sleep. and if being lazy happens a bit these next few weeks, so be it. bc really, i need to start feeling better, i need for my leg to heal, and i need to get on with my good fitness goals. 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Puddles on 03/24/2013:
I looked up that little cooker that you ordered really neat. Let me know when you get it if it works. Have a great day.

OhioRaven on 03/24/2013:
Nice video on the StoneWave cookery.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Mar 23, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

so....bc it's better to have eggs/eggwhites than cereal for breakfast all the time, and i feel that with the electric stove it's taking too long just to cook an egg lol...I have simplified things even further! i ordered a ceramic pot that cooks eggs in the microwave oven! without all the mess! yup, it was on an infomercial last night & not expensive in the least. I should have ordered it with expedited delivery, but chose the 3-6 week delivery method thinking that "maybe it will come next week anyways!!!!" crossing my fingers that it will come sooner than 3 weeks from now. 

here's what i ordered: http://stonewavecooker.com/

i plan to use it frequently - to have more nutritious breakfasts, and less of the "fiber one and almond milk" that i usually have because just that cereal and low cal milk is a waste of calories everyday - it doens't provide enough vitamins/nutrition for 300-350 calories. yes, it's tasty, but it's not nutritious.  i feel that i will be able to cook all sorts of things in this new-wave cooker and i will be able to have much more nutritius meals, fast, without the mess. for instance, it'll be nice to incorporate spinach or other veggies into my breakfast/eggs in the morning.

i can't wait till it comes. i know i can cook eggs in a mug or cup, but this cooker is no mess  -  so i'm waiting & for now i'll use the stove. on weekends, i'll probably cook on the stove still & less microwave, but i am trying to save my time on weekday mornings!


I am hoping that in a couple months, my leg will feel better. and in the summer, i'll be walking at the beach again :-)  i am not used to spending the whole day at home.  but since i have no plans this weekend, i guess i'll try to rest my leg more...and just do some upper body exercises at the gym.  doctor said i should be off my leg for 6 weeks! ugh.

breakfast: 550

1350 so far :-) healthy.

1490..added a granola bar.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Puddles on 03/23/2013:
Take care of yourself.

hollybelle on 03/24/2013:
So sorry about your leg. Stress fractures are hard to heal......I had one in the 80s......it did heal, but I had to stay off of it...no stress on it so it would heal. The stonecooker looks like a fun tool!

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