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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 24, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

breakfast: 400.

weird hunger/cravings in the evening even though i went to the gym.

indulging a little tonight....

2500. no regrets..

exercise: 45 min cardio. 3 sets of pushups.

 

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

liza36 on 10/24/2011:
I see that you're down today - getting some extra sleep must have helped, and you have a good plan. Have a wonderful day.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 23, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 128.0

grrr, weight was around 130 today. so annoying - but it means that in order to lose weight i will have to watch myself a little more, indulge a little less still. but really, i also think sleep has a lot to do with this equation - and i am gonna get a lot of it tonight - i will be in bed probably before 8pm...yeah, i'm that exhausted still from last week.

9am breakfast: fruit 100, fiber 1 and milk 300, pretzels 220. 620.

11am bar with fiber, healthy  180.

12pm lunch fruit 100, chinese noodles and tofu, small piece of italian bread: 300 more, 400 cal., yogurt 120

3pm fruit 100

4:00pm: really, really cool drink 110.

5pm bar: 130

8pm dinner: chips 150, lots of stir fry veggies 150?, 2 yogurts 200, fruit 60: 560 :-)

total today: 2220 - good amount. happy!

exercise: 25 min cardio, hour of weights.

 

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

nomoreforme on 10/24/2011:
have a great week!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 22, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 128.0

up early? gonna read.

breakfast: tons of fiber one with some milk, fruit: 400.

pretzel snack: 110

510

early lunch: some of a gross souflee 100, turkey and mustard on crackers 140. and yogurt

830.

some chinese, veggies: 350, fruit 100. 450 total

total so far: 1280.

snack:

out to dinner in nyc for bday and bar after: 

probably around 2500 total cal today = good for restaurant and coming home at 3am.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 21, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 128.0

ahhh, darn! no change in weight. that's alright though!

woke up in the middle of the night a few times to pee and didn't really get to sleep as early as i should have even though i said i would because i wanted to read my book. man, the hours really do go by fast after work.

definitely exhausted and could sleep for hours more...but off to work we go!

breakfast: plum 50, oatmeal w. milk, yogurt: 350.

snacking: few peppermint sucking candies, few almonds.

lunch: chips 100, small egg white sandwich 250, fiber bar 150: 500.

early dinner: same sandwich as my lunch sandwich, 2 sorta big plums 100, big apple 150, red pepper 50: 550

after the gym: chips around 200, some of the leftover chinese i found at home - some nicely cooked shrimp and a little, very little bit of noodles 200 or so?, butternut squash soufflee the whole thing 300.700.

2250 or so calories today bc i splurged after the gym. fine with me.

 

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Oct 20, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 128.0

woke up in middle of the night and had a banana - was hungry! so more like 1900. good.

around 1760. perfect.

no cardio :-( (oh well, can't do it all if i work 2 hrs overtime).

1.5 hours weights.

i am promising myself i will eat nothing else - just had a sorta large protein bar after exercise, which is already accounted for in my calories - i am excited to weigh myself tomorrow - i should be around 128....maybe less in the AM! gonna go to bed EARLY now!!

Looking at my weight chart, i'm reminded that i'm doing well!  I need to keep up the good work, that's all! I am happy with this progress, even if slow. Slow is always better, so i've learned in my journey of life.

I want that weight chart to keep going down each month - and I know it's possible.  I'd like to first and foremost weight in the low/mid 120's which is so possible for someone of my height. Healthy weight for me is actually in the teens. like 115. but that is one heck of a lofty goal right now and i'm not even interested of thinking about it.

Right now, getting to around 124 will be a major success in itself!

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

KayBee on 10/21/2011:
You're doing great, HOP! :) Get your beauty sleeps, they are important!!! xoxo have a great weekend



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Oct 19, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 128.0

400 cal breakfast. 2 icelandic yogurts, wheat cereal w. milk. yup - all that!

only 50 calorie snack. - candies.

late lunch 500 cal. egg white sandwich, chips, fiber bar. many carbs, yes. but not too much.

dinner: 1/2 turkey sandwich, a lot of meat in the sandwich, chips 100 cal, tomato/fruit 100? :400.

big snack after gym bc i wanted it: 2 yogurts, huge yellow pepper, huge apple, small plum: 400 total.

total: 1750-1800. good. i don't like to stay too low bc it backfires anyway, so this total is probably perfect even if it sounds high, i don't believe it really is.

and lots of gum, finished the pack finally, so still i think around 1800. good.

splurge on carrot chips! 260 more, but yum.

2050 today. still good!

exercise: hour of cardio.

gonna get up at a more normal hour tomorrow, around 5:45 lol, instead of 4:45! anyways, and make sure i have a nice breakfast like i've been doing!

 

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

KayBee on 10/20/2011:
an HOUR of cardio ... brutal. I wouldn't be able to make it, it's too boring! :) Was it the stair machine, your new love? :D


glycrina on 10/20/2011:
Have a nice sleep in day. LOL! Although anytime before 7am is way tooooo early for me!


~WI~ on 10/20/2011:
Keep up the good work!


shams on 10/20/2011:
good menu and good exe. have a nice day



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Oct 18, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 128.0

breakfast: oatmeal 200 made with milk, yogurts (2) siggi's icelandic (thicker than greek!) yogurts 200, 400 total. lots of volume and very filling.

calories including dinner: 1450

after gym: 4 small plums 150 probably not any more, yogurt 100, yellow pepper 80? huge, and too much gum 70? total: 400 or so.

total: 1850. good.

worked 7am till 5:45pm. left house around 6am, came home a little bit after 9pm. exercise: weights, one hour. pushups.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/18/2011:
I've seen those Icelandic yogurts, I'll have to try one. You're doing great!


grannyannie on 10/18/2011:
You're doing great. Great workout yesterday. Have a great day.


hollybelle on 10/18/2011:
Wonderful "string" of days here, HOP!


KayBee on 10/19/2011:
how's music going?



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 17, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 128.0

I worked from 7am-6:45pm. Long A$$ day!

breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner....you know, was obviously good because of so many hours not being allowed to really overeat lol. calories: 1500...and i'm gonna have a snack of fruit bc i want to right now....so 1600 or so. good.

i ate breakfast at home, snack at work in AM, lunch at work, dinner in car on the way to the gym to save time.

gym: 20 min elliptical, 20 min stairmaster, 3 or 4 sets of pushups, i forget.

goodnight!

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 17, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 128.0

I worked from 7am-6:45pm. Long A$$ day!

breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner....you know, was obviously good because of so many hours not being allowed to really overeat lol. calories: 1500...and i'm gonna have a snack of fruit bc i want to right now....so 1600 or so. good.

i ate breakfast at home, snack at work in AM, lunch at work, dinner in car on the way to the gym to save time.

gym: 20 min elliptical, 20 min stairmaster, 3 or 4 sets of pushups, i forget.

goodnight!

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 16, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 128.0

2150 calories today, good.

exercise: a bunch of walking, some running!, and weights for an hour. nice day.

weightloss inner thoughts and commentary:

 I am going to NEED to make some changes in my current lifestyle in order to meet my next goal of getting into the mid 120's.  I am definitely happy with my gradual progress so far and I am excited to continue.  This month - October through November Thanksgiving time -  is a good time for weightloss. Not too many holidays or tempting things.  I already eat what I want, chips often, but luckily no other crazy temptations. On weekends, I will not try to rush and do everything. I will rather try to relax.

( In terms of working, I will still work a lot (of course), but try harder to exercise my lower body. I am nervous that so much sitting is going to further DESTROY my lower body (I don't have a strong lower body and I sit for, recently anyways, 11 hour workdays at the computer. too much.)

CHANGES:

1- Try much harder not too binge by breathing, trying to relax, trying to slow those thoughts in my mind when I think that the only thing I need and want to satisfy me is food. I can function without these binges.

2- I may start to do weights almost everyday by adding in 2-3 days of leg weight machine workouts at the gym.  by everday, I mean lower body weights on the days where I currently wouldn't go to the gym. I will start off with just a few exercies, but I need to do it. I think it will make my hips more toned and less flabby. So, I'll do a little cardio at the gym and also add in at first maybe 4-6 different leg weight exercise machines on days when I used to only do cardio.  On the other days, I'll continue with a little cardio and my upper body/arm routines. Basically, on my cardio days I will add in a little weights for the lower body. I have to, only way.  Upper body/arms I do 2-3 days of weights also. So now I'd be going to the gym 5 days a week for weights. not happy about this, but with so much sitting at work, I may have to.

 3- Keep in mind that in order to lose weight, my calorie averages for each day should be around 1700, not 2000.  After binges, my weekly averages turn into 2,000 per day instead of a more healthy 1700-1900 for weightloss.  I do not need to have really low averages, like 1400-1500 everyday because it is too little for me and I do not like the feeling - at least right now - of eating so few calories when i don't have to, yet!

4- This is just commentary and inner dialogue.  Things can change with my outlook.  I do not want to do lower body weights because really I don't have the patience or time so much! But, if I do want to look better, I may have to.

 

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snack: fruit 120. before short bike ride to pick up the newspaper.

breakfast: fiber one with milk: 300 good ones! love a big bowl of fiber one.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

KayBee on 10/16/2011:
that new love of yours, the Stair Machine, will be perfect for training your lower body! Don't get obsessed with exercising vs. calories,be aware that it makes part of the binge eating disorder and you have to avoid developing that at all cost. Try to LOVE your workouts, don't do it because of weight/calories.


KayBee on 10/16/2011:
I'm with you, Girl!!!!!!


hollybelle on 10/17/2011:
I especially like the part about trying to relax and breathe in order not to overeat. I know I am eating too much lately because of higher anxiety. Need to stay conscience of that and avoid the pitfall. I can usually combat it with keeping healthy choices around, but I havaen't been doing so well on that....so two pronged approach this week.


KayBee on 10/17/2011:
HOP, this is from the book of Self-Help Binge and Bulimia Nervosa: "How do you think and feel about your body? You might be aware that your perception of your body varies somewhat, even over the course of a day. You might start off the day feeling thin and in shape, and then in response to overeating, eating anything at all, seeing numbers on the scale that you think are higher than they should be, or finding that your clothes are tighter, you might begin to feel "fat" or less positive about your body. Negative feelings about your body also might come about in response to other stressors, such as disagreements with people, job frustrations, or daily hassles of one type or another. Alternatively, after a long session at the gym, you might feel differently about your body; you may view yourself as relatively strong, thinner, on the road to fitness, and in control of your food intake and your body. Concerns about your body shape usually lead to some form of checking, such as often looking in mirrors, windows, or other reflective surfaces; pinching various areas of your body, such as the upper arms, forearms, or thighs; and trying on various items of clothing to see how they fit. If you are actively and regularly engaging in any of these behaviors, it is quite likely you have never given much thought to how such checking affects your thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors. Well, now is the time! As you do so, you will probably begin to notice that this type of checking has a negative effect on your state of mind. You will likely notice some negative effects on your self-perceptions, mood, and actions (including decisions you might make to eat to excess, to purge, or to over-exercise)."


legcramps on 10/17/2011:
Have a good day today!


Supercheese on 10/17/2011:
i like your goals!! i need to think about those too!



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