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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 22, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

grand total is about 2220. good.  gym was 35 min difficult cardio and weights.

tasty, filling sandwich, two clementines:

70, 160 for bread, 200 pb, 150 butter: 580 good....round up to 600

snack: bar 150

lunch: dunkin donuts flatbread... 500?

snack: bar 150

1400...some sf jello and a NAP.60

oatmeal, chocolate 360

tsf: 1820...

 

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

Donkey on 12/22/2009:
Today is a better day.


legcramps on 12/23/2009:
Have a good day :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Dec 21, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

4am: clementine, tea jello:

1040 until afternoon...

popcorn 250, microwave meal 250, veggies 150, darn tasty cornbread not sure, maybe 700, butter 70, bread 80, chocolate 600. eww? cottage cheese 150. chips...250...and some hefty cereal w. milk 700.

total: 4500-5000 who knows.

no exercise.

need to get sleep. didn't need to eat. dumb.

 

 

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

panda22 on 12/21/2009:
Hey HOP, I had one of those days a few days ago and just snacked and snacked so I can relate. Tomorrow is a new day! Hope you are doing ok!


nita51 on 12/22/2009:
2MMRW'S A NEW DAY. YOU'LL DO JUST FINE. Some days we have a little more stress in our lives than other days. your weight could be alot worse, but I admire you for taking care of it NOW, b4 it gets out of control- I wish I had done that years ago. you are a wise one. take care.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 20, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

edit: 2200 with late night snacking bc i was up studying. good.

gym: one hour on elliptical. high intensity. great.

cereal and milk, jello: 350.

snack: yogurt w. homemade cranberry preserves that i made and jello: 170

lunch: popcorn 250, eggplant rollettes350...lots of fiber!!! :-) total: 600 good.

tsf: 1120 great...

snack: low carb monster drink 20.

1150 or so...

dinner:yogurt and microwave meal? something MUCH more tasty...fries 350, dunkin donuts flatbread 300, and tofu 200. total here: 850. good after such a workout i had!

total cal: a totally good 2000. fabulous. :-)

 

present goals: an average of a lb per week loss would be good. i'm going to make a bigger effort to keep calories in the 1500-2000 range. and continue with the weights and gym. i have recently noticed that the muscles in my arms are becoming slightly more visible and the fat slightly less! :-) happy the work is going to pay off...

my "staycation" plans:

wed: possible late night yoga

thurs: gym as usual w. weights.

fri: probably sleeping late. probably going out? not sure.

sat: visit grandma, yoga in morning?

sun: teach, weights, cardio.

mon: yoga! and cardio

tues: gym and weights

wed: yoga and cardio

thurs: gym and weights

fri: yoga and cardio

sat: gym and weights

sun: cardio only :-)

that is my "ideal" schedule. i may not be able to fit in everything (especially the yoga) on all those days. but this is my goal!  :-)

i also plan on getting together with all the people i haven't seen. and going on a date with my guy who is coming home for the holidays...and hoping that all will go well, as per usual...and that we don't drift apart....

have a good day all!

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

TheBestRevenge on 12/20/2009:
Thanks for the comment. One pound at a time seems so slow. Keep going!


geevee on 12/20/2009:
Yoga is even better than weights to firm up the flab and at the same time, so enjoyable.

I'll take realism over dreams anyday. One pound a week is a worthy goal, though much more difficult to attain than it seems. I've been able to shed half pound a week over the past 6.5 months. With Thanksgiving and two visits with my son in Orlando where I backtracked, and lost valuable time getting back on track, at least I've continued to lose though not at the rate I'd like.

Don't be discouraged by lapses. We all get them. Just write it off and get back on your program.


MoodyMe on 12/20/2009:
Doesn't it feel great when you can start to see your persistence paying off? I am working with weights too and am looking forward to the day I can start to see more definition too!! Keep it up!

Great Staycation plan btw!


loveray on 12/20/2009:
sounds like an awesome plan!! i love all of the yoga additions:) xoxo



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Dec 19, 2009
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Weight: 135.0

breakfast: 350 fiber one and milk, big bowl.

snack: 150 fiber one bar

snack: 300 fries

late lunch: 320 in 2 whole wheat wraps, micowave meal and yogurt 400, cookies 520: 1240.

total so far: 2040....i plan to eat around 2500 today. it's ok to go a little over...

dinner: early dinner. 660

total: 2700. good.

fruit: 2850

and sandwich: 500

3350...and probably chocolate. i'm totally fine with this total.

gym: 25 min cardio, and weights, abs, pushups.

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Dec 18, 2009
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Weight: 135.0

1060 healthy...

early dinner: chalupa 450, popcorn 240

1750...good.

late snack after gym:

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Dec 17, 2009
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Weight: 135.0

1100 sorta healthy cal during day and afternoon.

evening: fries 300, chicken taco: , baja chalupa, tofu....1200 here. ok!  :-)

2300. TOTALLY GOOD!

EXERCISE: 5 MIN BIKEWARMUP AND WEIGHTS, BACK, ABS.

GOODNIGHT!

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 16, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

900 before snack....snack around 200....

party with drinks/food tonight all is good.

no exercise.

maybe dancing at party...depends how lively it gets...

and calories will not be more than 2250.

nice day.

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

MoodyMe on 12/16/2009:
Looks like you are having a great day! Have fun at the party~dancing is such a fun way to burn calories!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 15, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

good day with walking during the day, enough not to include it in my exercise plan, except for the 5 minute cardio warmup of course!

weights at gym, back, abs, pushups. probably adds up easily to at least an hour!

good day at school.

good day with eating.  had to have MORE carbs early on bc i had so many carbs last night. the day after a binge, my body is VERY low on sugar and demands it. luckily everything went well. i made the right decisions, that's why everything went smoothly.

total cal before jello: 1400

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Dec 14, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

i think my body was still recovering today from yesterday's sick spell at the gym!

so when i drove to the gym, i didn't even get out of my car and decided to come home. (the gym is really close to school, so it wasn't really out of my way!)

anyways, BEFORE driving home i bought mcdonalds. and ate 4 chicken nuggets while driving. got home, at a fries and  then, not what i ordered, a bacon/fried chicken sandwich. i ordered a grilled chicken sandwich. it was very good, the fried chicken and bacon. and i got full way before finishing - but you guessed it right - i finished everything. which is still FINE...

but then, i binged on EVERYTHING. starting with ice cream, moving on to cookies, chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter, and a whole bag of popcorn, TONS of dried fruit, and salted cashews, etc.

not proud.

the weekend was probably too much for me, especially what happened last night at the gym, like i said.

i was at a new area today, the mammography suite.  perhaps the change in schedule got to me? i was also on my feet a great deal today. a good thing, but my body was very tired from yesterday.

tomorrow i will probably NOT go to the gym and wednesday it would be a short trip there - i should go!

and you know, i'll make it there tomorrow, too. I'll do weights...even though it will be late bc i have to stay at school till 5.  i can't skip out on weights again...bc the next time i go will be friday.

so, to recap, today was an absolute binge....kinda expected after the way things have been going - too busy. and this morning i got full but kept eating...i haven't been listening to my body at all.

tuesday: only weights at the gym. just a cardio warmup.

wednesday: 30 min cardio at the gym only.

thurs: depending if i have tests friday, cardio or cardio and weights.

fri: cardio or cardio and weights.

we shall see...

goodnight. i hope you all had better mondays than me.

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

loveray on 12/15/2009:
sending love and peace to you


Donkey on 12/15/2009:
I did have a good Monday, but as you know, I've had some really really bad days recently. I can't imagine the stress you are under.


legcramps on 12/15/2009:
Some days are better than others! Keep at it.


see_maw on 12/16/2009:
I often have days like this...hang in there!!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 13, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

wow. busy and fun weekend.

today i had too much caffeine before and during working out. i almost fainted at the gym. i was so sick i couldn't drive home and went straight to the nearest fast food (dunkin donuts) to eat and drink something right away.

i will be staying away from caffeine before the gym for at least a week. and i will probably not have ANY MORE energy drinks. i was so sick. lightheaded, it was NOT good.

I sat on the floor in the locker room, unable to even sit up at all. I was praying someone would come in bc i wanted to ask them to go to the front to get me a soda (without caffeine) to balance my energy levels - i was probably REALLY LOW on sugar.

ok. besides that, i taught many lessons today. and i did a great job. it was a successful, productive day. and i enjoyed teaching! :-)

i am proud to have my music education degrees (bachelors and masters) and I am VERY proud to be able to use them to teach kids private lessons.  I think i taught around 7 or so lessons today....i have to look at my notes to check.  I had a new student today.

even though i'm changing my carreer, it doesn't mean i have to quit music altogether. and i am so glad i am finally able to teach again, on the side, part time on the weekend.

goodnight all. it's a busy time of year.

sorry for lack of comments.

love to all...:-)

rachel, if you're reading, it's bc of you that i wrote "love to all."  thanks for showing me that even internet friends care about one another. 

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

loveray on 12/13/2009:
what an inspirational entry!! i really have come to love all of you- especially you, HOP. we have so much in common. never give up on your musical talent! happy hannukah and love.


selina on 12/14/2009:
I enjoyed reading your entry! How can you possibly quit something like music - so glad you are teaching and enjoying it! Stay well and happy holidays!


panda22 on 12/14/2009:
Glad you are feeling better, that must have been scary at the gym! Caffeine is truly a dangerous thing because it messes with your system and energy drinks, well you never know what's in them! My husband is addicted to them and it's crazy because he'll be so hopped up on energy and then just CRASH hard! Glad you recognize that they are not a good thing! You can get more energy out of foods that naturally carry it before and after your workouts! Anyway, I am glad you are doing well and doing what you love with teaching the music lessons. That is awesome! Have a great day!!


legcramps on 12/14/2009:
I've done that before too, showing up at the gym vibrating from caffeine. And I agree - it's not a wonderful feeling at all. At all. Glad that you were able to struggle through it and come out on top. Those energy drinks are scary, too. I've only tried them once, while I was at work. I drank half a can (and at that time, the cans were not even close to as large as they are now) and I couldn't even control my thoughts. It was a horrible feeling, and I never want to feel that way again!

I'm glad you are still able to teach music and keep your foot in that 'industry' so to speak. What do you teach?



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