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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 23, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

i am completing my journey towards weightloss as we speak. no more "tomorrow i'll begin" or "tomorrow i'll make up for today." each day is a continuation of this journey and i WILL be successful in my weightloss each and every day.  i have no tests, i'll i have to do is watch tv and study on commercials all summer. i can totally do this. no stress here. and once this summer passes i'll be ready to continue my progress throughout the year.  this summer is what i need to "change my life." i need to get healthier, leaner, stronger.

need to sleep better tonight!

breakfast: 2 yogurts 160, banana 100: 250

snack: egg, avocado, bread: 250

lunch: chips, coffee 260

snack: full bar, drinks: 200

total so far: 960 great.

dinner: microwave amy's meal 260, tofu 100, japanese cucumber 50, tomato 20, lettuce 20, dressing 40, yogurt after for dessert 80. total: 560 ehh. higher than i wanted, but still decent.

total today: 1520. higher than planned but totally acceptable, obviously. i still burned at least 1750 or higher today.

exercise: NONE. exhausted. bed early tonight....showering now. 5:30pm.

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 06/23/2009:
Aha.... Seeing your egg & avocado make me think I need to fit in my 1/2 avocado today... It was a beautiful avocado I sliced open yesterday......

Doing good in continuation of your goals.... Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

greengirl on 06/23/2009:
Hey HoP, its wonderful to see you so confident and positive in your attitude.... go for it :)

loveray on 06/24/2009:
you did SOOO great, and exercise! go you. love love

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 22, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

hey all!

hey thinn! thanks so much for your comment on yesterday's entry. I do plan on total success this time around. there is simply no other choice! :)  I am not perfect but i am happy with the direction i'm headed!

breakfast: 250: 2 light yogurts, one cup blueberries.

snack: i made it at home and brought it to school. one slice crappy wheat bread (has like no fiber yuck!), 1/4 large avocado, 1/4 cup eggwhite, black pepper flakes. 230. (not bad for something so balanced and healthy, despite a lack of fiber.)

lunch: eh. diet coke and subway veggie sub. around 250. eh. lacks protein. not great, not terrible.

snack: full bar 170. many drinks. 30. total: 200

total before dinner 930 fantastico.  goal for today: 1350. go me!

dinner plan: microwavable, veggies.

exercise: after i relax a little. was on my feet about 1/2 the day....

doing ok. :)

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

loveray on 06/22/2009:
love you!

grumpy on 06/22/2009:
Hey girl, thanks for your support today. Mom is here and it does help. The foods are fine so far, I am eating many more veggies and salads and fruits (all fresh) than before and I dint get hungry. Plus everyday they include a treat on the menu, today was a cheesecake. very tasty and only 150 cal, low fat, etc. I feel bloated though, hopefully it will get better when TOM is here soon. I'm glad to see you doing so well. Feel proud and remember how good it feels to do the right thing for you! xoxo

nenak on 06/23/2009:
youve broke throught the 140 barrier........next stop 130's. go go go

Donkey on 06/23/2009:
You now weigh less than Donkey.

loveray on 06/23/2009:
cant wait to read more on the hemp shakes. you are really listening to what your body needs and i am so happy for you. xoxo

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 21, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

about 830 totally healthy, veggies and all!, calories before dinner.

family went out for an ITALIAN dinner but i actually ordered some great foods....lots of grilled veggies, and my dish was shrimp and beans!! how cool. in a light sauce. i did eat a LOT though...it was sorta worth it. and i stuck with coffee for dessert, didn't start in with the baked goods, thank gosh!

so, if i have to stretch it, i think i may have eaten up to 2200s today. not bad like 4,000....i am very happy with this amount. healthy foods all day. happy.

weightloss is coming, slowly. but, there is really no rush...i will just be happy if by the end of the summer there is a difference. that is all i am wishing for. and i'm really, really trying. i may not be perfect with limiting the foods i eat, but i am still progressing with the weightloss efforts.

i am thankful for the health god has granted me and in my ability to be able to exercise and have the time to get healthy. there is nothing preventing me and i have already STARTED and am ready to continue this challenging journey into weightloss all summer (and for the rest of my life...).  when i do lose the weight, this SECOND time around, it will be for good. I will NEVER let this happen again.  I don't think, after i get through all of this, I will EVER let myself reach over 120 again....i can't wait for the day i reach that weight. it will be a marvelous day. especially if it is in August and not later. but what will be will be....

exercise today: 25 min bike ride, 15 min elliptical, back, abs, pushups, walk with grandma (we got SOAKED as i did not bring an umbrella - now i will ALWAYS have one when we go walking...).

goodnight. take care for now.

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

grumpy on 06/21/2009:
i think you are one of the people here who makes the healthiest choices of all. both workout and food-wise. Your only challenge (and a big one) is the binges. Maybe you wanna incorporate some of those foods you binge on into your menu? That may not solve it, but could help. Just an idea. I haven't seen you binge in a while though and I see the weight coming off which is great. I love your attitude about it on today's entry too. Thanks for inspiring me and being so honest and sane!

tata on 06/22/2009:
I sometimes think that I should look at this process the way my husband looked at his process of not drinking, one day at a time. He wouldn't say that he would never drink again, but he would say that he wasn't drinking today. He's been sober for almost 12 years, he did it one day at a time. He is drinking something constantly, but it isn't alcohol. So...today we are making healthy choices for what we eat and how we get our bodies moving. One day at a time! Good for you!

thinnside40 on 06/22/2009:
Oh goodness...... I am so excited to see you back in the 130's...You have had a long haul of trying & now your making it...... Yippeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 20, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

once again, i'll be nice to myself...and guess that the calories for today were 2250 or so. i had tortilla chips that probably amounted to 2 servings, singapore shrimp rolls (not fried), lettuce wraps for dinner. ate all of everything pretty much. so dinner was probably 1200 or so cals...(hopefully not more!!)

total today: 2250. whatev. it's the weekend, you know!? better than staying home and binging on 4000.....

only exercise: 45 min elliptical, abs, back, pushups...i wonder if all that helped me burn  2,000 calfor the whole day today....prob not. but at least i got off my ass!

 gooood morning all.  just doing some laundry and putting some away before heading out to the park in a bit. i'll take a long walk....then who knows. the gym. lol. today is going to be a big exercise day no matter what. then headed out to dinner and a movie with some friends. going to see The Hangover. yay.

I've been learnig that by eating meals with a bit more carbs, i can get satisfiend faster - as long as the carbs are the healthy fibrous ones. for instance breakfast:

Breakfast: 1/2 lg banana 60?, cup fiber one 120, 1/2 cup milk 40, light n fit yogurt 80. total: 300 and i was full,satisfied. lately, i've NOT been having enough fiber, i used to never have this problem, and i can feel it when going to the bathroom. lol, i know, TMI. but fiber is important, it shouldn't be a struggle to go #2. so i must increase fiber somewhat.  maybe i will have to generally stop eating chips and coffee as my lunch during work! lol.  fell back to sleep after breakfast today...sheesh. it was a busy week and i was TIRED!

snack:   peach, light n fit watermelon yogurt. 150 or so.

lunch: healthy, avocado, egg white sandwich w. a red pepper and a plum tomato. 280 or so.

total so far: 730 :)

snack: 90 cal special k bar, sodas 10

total so far: 830 very nice. now, out 2 dinner. i have enough calories left over to have a nice dinner...i'll try not to go too overboard. but if i wanted, i could easily eat 1,000 calories for dinner and not have to worry. so there!   =-)

dinner: out to dinner. maybe a salad at the california pizza kitchen. i'm excited to go out for dinner and eat something tasty.

exercise: lots....?

have a great day everyone.

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

grumpy on 06/20/2009:
Yay, sounds like an awesome healthy day for you, and being able to save so many cals for dinner is great! enjoy the movie too! xo.

grumpy on 06/21/2009:
it's really not that bad, especially, besides the chips the quality of the foods were good. i love those rolls! yum! im sure you can find the calories for those meals online, no? i like your attitude though. much much better to maybe have a few hundred more than you planned and get out, have fun, do something!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jun 19, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

i think i'm finally below 140: 139. feels good. and it's just gonna get lower. i can't handle the weight anymore, it takes too much of my energy away...

you know what's cool, i'm 1/20th closer to my goal. 19/20ths doesn't sound like much....so, it's TOTALLY achievable.  i'm sooooo not worried right now. how could i NOT accomplish this by summer's end!? i can do this. it is easy. i can do it. i will not be defeated ever again. ever!

1560 cal.good!

today i've been feeling down. perhaps i should do as rlovell does...and just think positive. just right positive things here and not always be so negative.

i did made a few mistakes today during clinical and i just feel i've been embarassing myself too much with one of the administrators...and i'm just trying to do my best...i don't want this attempt at a new career to be worse than when i worked as a teacher...so i'm frustrated with myself right now. and i'm trying to see what i can do/how i can act to make my situation better rather than worse.

breakfast: 2 yogurts, sliced peach: 240

snack: bar: 140

lunch: coffee, sandwich i made at home and brought with me: 1/4 avocado, one slice bread, 1/4 cup egg white. this is a filling and totally healthy sandwich. although the bread doesn't have the best amount of fiber (i didn't buy it..., usually we have a better bread in my house!) 280

snack : bowl of fiber one, half cup milk. and 4 light n fit yogurts, LOL...big, i know. 500

total so far: 1160. sticking to the 1500s....was on my feet most of the day....gym later this afternoon/evening...nap and resting right now...

dinner: definitely a bunch of veggies and something microwavable. 400

tomorrow i'll be meeting up with friends, looking foward to that. need my mind off of school, i'm TOTALLY burned out right now. my trip to israel in approx. 2 weeks should be good for me.

take care and thanks for all your comments even though i've been slacking...it's somtimes hard during the week....i'm gonna comment now...

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

loveray on 06/19/2009:
you dont have to stay positive, but just be with your feelings. if you feel down, its ok- just know that the feelings will pass and try not to give them too much power. i love you very much- get some rest and some calm.

midwest50 on 06/19/2009:
Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. I look forward to my own gold bar moving towards my goal!

grumpy on 06/19/2009:
Hey girl, we all have those days, maybe be a little easier on yourself and expect that you won't always be perfect. No one is. I understand the work issue, though. That is something you can work on, analyze those mistakes and learn more about them. Nice to see that even if you felt bad you have a good healthy day! xo

grumpy on 06/19/2009:
Hey girl, we all have those days, maybe be a little easier on yourself and expect that you won't always be perfect. No one is. I understand the work issue, though. That is something you can work on, analyze those mistakes and learn more about them. Nice to see that even if you felt bad you have a good healthy day! xo

h82bfat on 06/20/2009:
You sound a lot like me. I feel that I need to "be the best" & I beat myself up when I'm not. Maybe that's why I've "created" this body suit to hide under - that way people can readily judge me on my size & my weeknesses will become less noticable.........

As I tell my daughter, NO ONE is perfect - Some one may be better at hopscotch, but you may be better at hula hoops. Just do your best. Take back control of our lifestyle (which you are doing - exceedingly well) and everything else will fall into place. Success in one area inevitably translates into success in others......it's all just a state of mind. Feel good about yourself and goodness will follow. You're already starting to feel it - Embrace it!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jun 18, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

breakfast: 250  fruit, 2 light yogurts (starting to get sick of them, finally!)

snack: 150 kashi bar

lunch: 250 avocado/egg white on one slice toast, coffee

snack: 320 fiber one and milk, 2 light yogurts

total so far: 970....will make this a low cal day...

dinner: microwavable...around 350.  and lots of fresh veggies.

TOTAL 1350 or so. :) GREAT day. 35 min elliptical and abs/back/pushups. :)

exercise: SO EXHAUSTED FROM GOING TO BED LATE last night and for the past coulple nights. almost feeling sick....took a nap, may go to the gym soon....and supermarket...i need some veggies.

Progress as of today: -15 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

MoodyMe on 06/18/2009:
woweeeee!! Fantastic day!!! WTG!

h82bfat on 06/19/2009:
Great food intake & exercise! Keep the momentum going!

nenak on 06/19/2009:
good for you well done

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 17, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

probably 2250 cal for the day. dinner was not light.  had soup, salad w. dressing, fried fish (didn't realize it until if was in front of me that it was fried!), large baked potato, cooked seasoned veggies, cookie, coffee. so, at least 1,000.

exercise: short 1.5 miles. fell asleep during the afternoon before my haircut and the dinner i attended.

glad i don't have anymore tests this week! :)

wahoo. relax.


1250 cal up till dinner....

out to dinner, no idea of the menu and it's not online. but, i can kinda eat up to 2000-2200 if i want...so i'm not gonna stress.

got home early, may take a nap...

Progress as of today: -15 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

greengirl on 06/17/2009:
Hello HoP, just called by to say Hi and keep up the good work. Go for it, girl :)

nenak on 06/17/2009:
enjoy your dinner!

mcwoo40 on 06/18/2009:
Just passing to say hello,keep going,Jules.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 16, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

good day today. my last binge was june 6th.  that was 10 days ago. by binge, i mean totally excessive calories beyond 2200-2300. and i've been doing good. i'm proud of myself and i want to beat this bulge!

i feel strong and in control right now.  I NEED to do this for myself. I really do. it's not even a choice.  The motivation is here, the desire and urge to be successful and reach my goals.  If I can reach 120 by mid August I'll be satisfied. Or by summer's end. TWENTY pounds is my goal. 20. 20. 20.

20. It's June 16. In two months, it will be August 16. 2 months = 8 weeks. 8 weeks = 16 pounds. I can weigh 125. I can weigh 120 by August's end. :(  It seems so long from now...why does it feel unattainable...I can do this.

Too much thinking, I can feel it already. I'm not overwhelmed but this is an important goal. I will NOT succumb to binging and weight this summer. I will NOT maintain my current 140 pound weight. I will NOT. I am done. SO DONE.

What I'm ready for is that other look - the one of muscle and definition. of tone. of using weights again next school year - or starting this summer. whatever! i just want exercise and weightloss. I need exercise and weightloss. i need this.

breakfast: 400...large avocado/egg sandwich and yogurt.

snack: horrible snack bar. nutrigrain. choices were really limited. 130

lunch:chips, coffee 250

large snack: huge bowl fiber one w. 1/2 cup milk, 3 light yogurts: 520

dinner: 400 or microwave meal, veggies, salad...

TOTAL: 1700 great day. bike ride, elliptical for 15 min, pushups, back, abs. 35 min of cardio and probably 15 min of the other. good stuff. very happy with this day. can't wait for my last test tomorrow to be OVER!  I am gonna lose as much weight as i can without messing up before july 6th....and then the real challenge will begin....i am gonna do this by my 27th birthday. i don't have a particular weight goal but just to lose. i can do it.....i cannot fail again. i will make it happen. ..... .....

Progress as of today: -15 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

loveray on 06/16/2009:
you are making me want some fiber one!! xo

thinnside40 on 06/16/2009:
Looks like you have a pretty good "good day" streak going on ........ PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

selina on 06/17/2009:
Hey HOP! I like what I see here in your diary - keep it up!

nenak on 06/17/2009:
your in the zone!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 15, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

exercise: elliptical 45, abs, pushups, back. awesome, great! lol. time to study, blah! but, it'll be for the last test of this school year!!!! wahoooooooo.  feeling good as of late. ate well this weekend, up to 2200 cals per day which is FAR better than other high amounts i should not even write!

breakfast: sandwich: egg white, avocado, bread: 320

snack: kashi bar 130

lunch: chips, coffee: 250

large snack, was really hungry: healthy choice organic meal, lots of celery, yogurt: 500

dinner: lean cuisine, package said 260...whole package cooked mushrooms to eat with the meal 90, large tomato 50. total: 400. fine!

total today 1600 GREAT! :)


Progress as of today: -15 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

loveray on 06/16/2009:
awesome day, friend! xoxo

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 14, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

i have 3 tests this week. and believe me, i'm NOT going to stress. they will be factored in with the rest of my grades. who cares if they are not the absolute best i can do. they will be what i can do without it messing with my exercise schedule. that is what is important for the rest of the month. sorry to dissapoint anyone. i'm certainly not dissapointing myself.

when i turn 27, on september 9th, 2009, it will be a good day. i vow to not let this weight rule my life forever. i have only THREE years left in my 20s and i VOW that they will be mine. rightfully mine to flaunt myself and have fun, to go to the bar, to wear nice fitting clothes. no more of my nonsense. i really hope to make a GREAT improvement over the summer. and it is up to me to make the changes and finally reach my goal.

by changes, i mean keeping calories in check. no, i don't mean really low or never having large portions, but just in check. even today i consider in check. 2200 is not 5000.  so, that's what i mean. the other change is just keeping up with exercise. i want exercise to be a BIG part of my life.  i know what i WANT to look like. i am not there at all. i want nice toned, legs, not the flab i currently have. i know this will take time, but i wonder, how long? and how much exercise and determination will it really take? i guess i have to work at it until i see the results i want.  :)

breakfast: too carby i think: 2 cups fiber one, skim milk: 320

snack: 2 light n fit yogurts 160

snack: bar 170

lunch:dunkin donuts flatbread 300

snack too early and gave into temptations: 2 peppers, some lettuce, (80), and eight cookies at grandma's....900 approx here...

snack: diet coke.

dinner: bar, drink: 230...

total so far: 2080....was still hungry...had soup. total 2200 today.

exercise: was good. 3 mi in the morning, 15 min bike ride picking up the newspaper, walk with grandma (light and short), and 3 miles in the evening. anyday with at least 6 miles i consider a good one.  some abs, but not much. haha.

off to a good start. i may have a tomato or something (but that's not so satisfying...) i may go up to 2200....even though i didn't want to.

Progress as of today: -15 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

grumpy on 06/14/2009:
thanks, girl. i agree on what you said. i also need to look into the $$$ i would spend and see if i can do something. I know that none of these procedures are substitutes to diet and exercise and also they are just to better something, but not to cure anything. i was thinking of the cellulites one because thats something i have a lot of and it wont go away when i lose more weight, and it doesnt. but i guess i have to go for a consultation and talk to some doctors. the elderberry is the concentrate of that cleanse i do and really good for you. so its not really a heavy juice, just an extract you mix on water, i ended up changing the menu a little, will update now. xoxo

CritterMom on 06/15/2009:
Now, if you could eat what you posted, but leave out the breads and cookies, and add more in the way of protein, you would have it right. IF you want those toned muscular legs, you've got to eat protein to support healthy muscle tone, as well as exercise.

loveray on 06/15/2009:
sounds like you did really well today!! i love the ZOIC shake- its really filling with 21 grams of protein and only 110 cals- its a good thing to keep around the office for me. also, i love it because it's non-dairy and has many less additives than most of the pre-made drinks. give it a shot. love you!

nenak on 06/15/2009:
dunkin donuts flat bread i want some..............what is it? sounds yum!

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