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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Aug 24, 2009
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Weight: 132.0

i didn't get in any walking yesterday, partly the rain to blame but 90% blame on myself...for spending my day 100% in a lousy way.   :(   i should NEVER have cancelled beach plans...everyone was talking about how the waves were huge to watch, quite a sight after the storms.

i've said this 2 weekends in a row...i think i need more faith in myself and my ability to do more with my time, and realize i do NOT need so much time to "rest up" or "prepare" for the week ahead when it's still the weekend! the end!!!!

i am not attracted to the guy i went out with this weekend, but i am very optimistic about dating other guys in the near future....i just need to date MORE.

so yesterday sucked. this morning i took a short 15 min walk before breakfast. felt really good!

breakfast: 100 fruit.

snack: 100 fruit, drinks

lunch: 500. really healthy veggies/salad/egg. coffee. i was freezing (partially due to not eating much this morning)

snack: strawberries 120

total before dinner: 820...

i will MOST definitely be having oatmeal/egg mixture later. probably with chocolate in it too....

dinner change of plans: large tofu lite 200, celery 20 :) 220 total :)

total 1050 wahoo. approx.

exercise: so far, 35 min walking today....i will aim for 3-5 miles at the park, whatever i can handle today.

total calories: 1220.

average calories: 2233 over 25 days

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

mama_nurse on 08/24/2009:

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Aug 23, 2009
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Weight: 132.0

2900 calories.  i can't even say i regret it. good food. lots of salty, greasy potato chips, pound cake cake, milano cookies, blueberry yogurt, klondike dark chocolate ice cream, the works....3150, final count afer more klondike ice cream...120 more in rod pretzels: 3270... + 325 biscotti and 5 sunket gels: 200 = 3770.and cherries, 150 more.

***do NOT stay home to try to do work on weekends...***

24 day average: 2281 cal per day blah.


3950 calories today. whatev. 2 days should fix it.

i'll be going out for an hour or so late night walk tonight.  hopefully, as usual, i will sweat a lot, to rid my body of at least some of the toxic things i ate today.

i am an idiot with this eating. i don't even feel stressed, at least all my laundry was done yesterday, pants ironed yesterday...


Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/23/2009:
Is that for today or yesterday?

I have to say... if you can still get into size 4/6 and you're around 130-ish, I don't think you have much to be concerned about. I mean, try to make healthy choices, sure, but your metabolism is working wonderfully.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Aug 22, 2009
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Weight: 132.0

this morning i weighed 132 on both of our old scales. i haven't been using my digital one.  132 is nice.  and i can't weight to be OUT of the 130s. :)

beach tomorrow.

23day average calories: 2208.  getting really nice...

around 2,000 cal today. i'd be pretty taken back if it actually added up to more than that. :)

hola, que tal?!

it is going ok. busy day today. went shopping for a couple quick things at old navy today, as i can't wear the same shirt as last time on my date and i haven't been buying any clothes except when i need them this year. so i have some nice stuff. old navy is actually good, there are many things you'd never tell on a person wearing them that they were bought there. good sales today. bought about 6 things, 70 something dollars.

breakfast: oatmeal/egg whites/butter/chocolate chips mixed all up, chips added after i microwaved, they melt fast, coffee, diet drinks: 350. yum.

snack: plums: 100, diet drinks. yeah, i know, bad bad bad on the drinks. but i'm in the habit and it's helping me lose weight.

lunch: popcorn, LOTS of diet drinks.

snack: lots of healthy things throughout day and at grandmas. only fruit there. :)

total before dinner: 1150. :)  and a yogurt...so 1230

dinner: out on a date....and movie.  . 800 at most i think. no dressing, but lots of crunchy things in my salad like crispy noodles and things. asian chicken salad.

nervous as hell.

exercise: not as much as i want, about an 45 min bike and elliptical, little abs.

the end.

have a wonderful weekend. i am happy. i almost fit VERY snuggly into old navy size 4 jeans, which equals a snugg 6 in the rest of the world.  but it felt nice to buy something in a size 4. i may not wear them tonight....they give a little muffin top...but my shirt will be really loose. but whatever i wear, i promise i'll look presentable.

my eating has been better these past couple days...and i actually FEEL better. i've been sleeping better. things have been in general, better! usually after i write things like this, things go astray. so i am going to really try to not let it happen. like i said, i'll bring loads of diet soda today when i visit my grandma, and popcorn to have with it.

2217 calorie total for the Previous, not including today, 22 day average.



Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 08/22/2009:
Make this time different & don't borrow trouble by thinking that things will probably go astray........POSITIVE thoughts......:-)

mcwoo40 on 08/22/2009:
Have a healthy day Jules

loveray on 08/22/2009:
sounds wonderful!! i cant wait to hear how the date went!! xoxo

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Aug 21, 2009
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Weight: 133.0

1st breakfast, hour early getting up to study: large plum 60 or so, large coffee, yogurt: 200

later breakfast: oatmeal w. egg mix and butter, tea w. milk 250

lunch: salad w. roasted green beans and other beans 350 and chips too.

snack: oatmeal 80 mixed in with egg whites 90, nutmeg, chocolate chips! 140 yes yes yes!. total: 310 yeah baby. haha. and diet soda.....and 2 plums 100.

dinner:approx 410 cal: lots of warm tofu, rice cakes, and two small apricots :)

exercise: 45 min elliptical, some abs/back. :)

 2217, 22 day average of calories per day. this is pretty good. lowest it's been for awhile :)

tests were easy, thankfully, bc i did not study much. thankfully, i didn't loose too much sleep which is much more important than really anything right now.  it's too easy to become depressed after a lack of sleep.

i'm doing ok.

going to talk to the guy later to make plans for tomorrow night. he called last night but i didn't answer, i was studying....lol. not in the mood to discuss a date.  so i'll talk to him after school today. :)  i texted him to let him know i'd call back later.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 08/21/2009:
Re: Oatmeal Pancakes ~ I found a Quaker Oat Pancake Mix @ Big Lots when we went shopping with my parents a few weeks back...The sodium is a bit higher than I like, but it's o.k. occasionally when the pancake urge comes over me when fixing the kids their stack of regulars ( I have been sneaking a bit of the oatmeal mix in~ shhhh!)....

Have a good Friday!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Aug 20, 2009
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Weight: 133.0

i was in the mood for a different breakfast. so that's what i had.

breakfast: combo of oatmeal 80, butter 70, 1/2 cup eggwhites 60, water, on two rice cakes 80, diet ginger ale, coffee 40. total: 330.

snack: vit water 30

lunch: chick peas, cooked green beans w. light butter or something, salad 350

snack: popcorn 250

dinner:lots of tofu heated up 200, on 5 rice cakes 200, and an extra large  plum 70

total: 1400. fine. no exercise. studying and bed.

 21 day avg is 2245 per day.  ok.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

mama_nurse on 08/20/2009:
have a great day!!!!

grumpy on 08/20/2009:
dont worry girl, ill totally come around! i have started last night by choosing a super healthy and yummy shrimp, mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber and avocado salad for dinner! you will see, ill go back to good Me! xoxo

thinnside40 on 08/20/2009:
Good Day...Well done!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Aug 19, 2009
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Weight: 133.0

breakfast: diet soda, large coffee with light soy milk, ices chocolate flavor: 160

snack: almonds/raisins: 250

lunch: salad w. beans and couscous around 280

snack: cheerios milk and cereal bar. great change of pace! hopefully no sugar crash later. 160

dinner plan: tons of tofu and microwae veggies. something like that. high protein is my plan. low carb.

actual dinner: microwave rollettes 350, small spinach salad 50, peppers 90, fruit 60. good dinner. 550

total: 1400 healthy calories. was a good day, even if it wasn't 1200. happy.

exercise:  3 miles, it started to get late.

therapy was good and i'm feeling ok. she didn't really solve much but is nice, easy to talk to, and i like it so far.

20 day average cal per day: 2288.   better for sure.


Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 08/19/2009:
I haven't had a diet soda for breakfast for a very long time....

Hope your session goes well & you can feel positive when you walk out the door....

Donkey on 08/19/2009:
Hang in there. I hope your therapy session will be helpful.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Aug 18, 2009
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Weight: 133.0

EDIT: It's an interesting game I play with myself.  Not sure why i continue to eat like an elephant.  but i do.  kinda a waste, when i try so hard physically to look a certain way.  Yeah, it's starting to get REALLY old. I know i've said that before.

What I mean is that it's just old, looking large and flabby, almost 27 years old.  What is the justification? I will certainly not attract the type of guy I want to be with acting so foolishly, so why not change??  And that is my goal.  As thinn wrote, I must go back to thinking one day at a time.  Because this month has been rather a waste in terms of weightloss and progress. 

exercise: SIX miles at the park, mostly walking, but fast.  I never sweat that bad since my trip to the middle east, Israel, not too long ago! wow, i did sweat tonight.

goodnight all.  tomorrow's a new one.

got a test tomorrow. haha, it won't be 9pm before i start studying....not good, not good.




i'm having huge ups and downs lately, especially in my eating.  i cannot bear to leave any comments right now.

2335, 19 day average.  (well, now i'm almost at a full two pound gain...since my uppermost to maintain is more like 2,000 per day...)

goal for 21 day average: 2250 = the next two days at 1400-1500 calories.  1.5 pound gain...if i eat well two weeks straight, i can lose the 1.5 lbs.  it's just a matter of doing this.

VERY possible. tomorrow should be pretty simple as well as thursday. and friday i should be ok too, despite 3 tests. everything else should be SIMPLE.  lol, i think i'm forcing myself to believe this. tomorrow i have the therapist, thankfully!

it's almost 10:30am. I'm almost done with my project for school.  I took today off, LOL, the last day of all my sick days for the first school year.  I had until Sept 1st to use them, and boy did I plan well! They lasted me until today. :)  I woke up very groggy and knew today would be a great day to take off, after yesterday's theme park adventure!

It's also turned out to be a Beautiful Day! I may just stop by the beach later.  Or the park since I do need to study. But let me tell you, this is a nice day.  It was raining early in the morning when my alarm went off, but now it's really nice out.

Breakfast: loads of diet soda before breakfast. then, piece tofu 50, large bowl of fiber one and soymilk: 310, large coffee 40. total: 400.

early snack: 2 yogurts, more diet soda: 250

total so far: 650.  happy...

11am-12pm: salad w. nuts 200, popcorn 240, sandwich w. cheese/turkey 480, 90 cal bar, fiber one bar 150, mtazah 30, pretzels 110, horrible microwave meal 300, cereal w. soy milk 700.  total here: 2300.

2950. sorbet 350, chocolate chips 440, bread 110, butter 70, cream cheese 100.  i combined all those ingredients (except the sorbet, of course) to melt into something darn tasty.

total: 4020.

snack: ?

exericse?  feet are sore...walked barefoot on concrete all day yesterday at the waterpark. we shall see. 

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

loveray on 08/18/2009:
get outside and enjoy that gorgeous weather!! thinking of you. love you xoxo

hollybelle on 08/18/2009:
Sore feet! I've had that after the waterpark. We used to take my daughter when she was young - we had so much fun! We should go again. If it's beautiful - get out there and get going!

thinnside40 on 08/18/2009:
I had to buy new walking shoes for hubby , cause he was wearing his work boots & I can feel your pain with the hurting footses....I have had the ache, but as soon as I put on the right shoe..Whala! relief..... Barefoot everywhere possible is my choice, but have learned over the years that I can't do that anymore.....

Have a great day off!

thinnside40 on 08/18/2009:
My dear...Take one day @ a time... Remember that...YOUR WORTH taking care of YOU!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Aug 17, 2009
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Weight: 133.0

great day today at splish splash water park with 2 other girls.  :) 

i ate really healthy, too.  amazingly i was able to make good choices throughout the day.

breakfast: lots of a diet drink, eww, i know.  then, cereal and milk 180, later a yogurt and tofu 160.  around 350 total with those diet drinks.

lunch: grilled chicken salad, diet coke: 300 at most.

dinner: humungous.  but, all veggies. a salad w. grilled chicken 400 at most, then broccoli in olive oil and garlic: hmm, 300? and then mixed veggies in butter but i was hungry and enjoyed it even though i don't love veggies in oil - 300?  total dinner: 1,000 or so.

total today: probably 1650 at most. good day, tons exercise around the park. happy.


Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Aug 16, 2009
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Weight: 133.0

calories have been high the past few days, but at least they are NOT in the 3,000, 4,000 or 5,000 range. and, besides yesterday when i spent my day at home trying to get a project done, I've been very physically active. Friday I got in 5 miles before going out. and  this morning i walked 4.5 miles, had a relaxed afternoon, but did get in 2.5-3 more miles in the evening. so today i got in at least 7 miles, which is great. :)

eating went awry today. i had 1,000 cal just in cookies alone when i visited my grandma. but then somehow got back on track a bit.

total calories consumed before 3pm: 2,000

total calories today: 2250.

average 17 days calories per day: lol, 2274. one calorie per day less than yesterday. that's pretty funny. all this means is that i really do need to work on lowering my calories in the days ahead.

tomorrow i'm going to splish splash, a water park. yup, taking the day off from school. and i'm so excited. of course, i'm a bit nervous about the foods there, and i will NOT be bringing stuff with me. I don't want to even think about preparing food for tomorrow. and i'm still trying to finish that project tonight for school. it would be horrible to have to come home tomorrow night and work on this project after a day at the water park.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

selina on 08/17/2009:
Enjoy the splish splashing

glycrina on 08/17/2009:
be sure to drink lots of water!! ;)

cupcakeLuv on 08/17/2009:
have fun at the water park!!

thinnside40 on 08/17/2009:
Important thing is when we start to get off track, we need to fix it right then & not "tomorrow" Stop the damage in it's tracks!

Have a great Monday!

Donkey on 08/17/2009:
Thinking of you on a Monday evening! :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Aug 15, 2009
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Weight: 133.0


2275, 16 day average. 1.25 lb gain.



new day, new entry.

breakfast: 10 cal vit water and other stuff, coffee, ices: 200

snack: large bowl fiber one, soy milk, few grapes, lots of some "diet squirt" lol, never heard of that soda before. it's like a citrus flavored soda.  330.

large lunch, very large: 1:30-2:30pm: smart ones lasagne w. extra broccoli i cooked 400, salad 70, strawberries 50, another smartones meal 300. 2 pieces of matzah onion flavor 200: total: 1020.

total so far: 1550...2 more matzah, 200, 2 cookies 200, 2 apricots 70, 2 yogurts 220 total to add: 690 = 2240. blah.


i am hungry today. and i will have something else before starting this home project. my goal for today will be 2,000 cal. i will get exercise in, so that's fine. probably staying in, renting a movie tonight. easy day, quiet day, i have some work for school i want to do.


Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/15/2009:
I notice that you tend to have problems when you put off doing something in real life because you have something to do that is school related. I hope that is not happening today with the block party versus school work.

Do you see a connection too or am I making too much out of it? (could be, who knows)

Donkey on 08/15/2009:
Read your update.

EXCUSE ME, but what the H does ART have to do with X-Ray Technology??? Stupid projects -- WTF. Seriously, I'd do a half-ass job and leave it at that. Just get the basics. Tell the instructor it's "abstract minimalist". Sometimes you just gotta spit out a project and move on. Honestly, if it's not going to affect YOUR JOB after you get out of school, who cares?

Now if you were blowing off an exam in anatomy/physiology, then I'd be concerned.

PS I used to do my mom's artsy projects when she was in college going for her nursing degree. So I know where you're coming from. WTH does art have to do with nursing???

thinnside40 on 08/15/2009:
RE: " i think you got sick of always eating the same foods? "

Not really... I enjoyed the foods I ate and still do sometimes..It got to a point of those foods not working anymore and me having to make sure that the Cholesterol was good in whatever I ate after learning my levels were too high in areas and too low in others...... The main trouble I have got hung up with is called "life" and how I can't change things that are happening...I CAN change the way I react though and that is to not EAT when there isn't a true need...... The anxiety attacks didn't help me out in how I felt overall eaither...Haven't had one in a month & that has helped my mindset..Of course yesterday, the day I decide to start back faithfully with DD, TOM had to come...FIGURES! Still got in the walk & another tonight...Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

catepillar on 08/16/2009:
I hope you have a better day today.

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