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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Feb 06, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

total binge today. but of course, it's not too late to change my ways and reverse this cycle!

so tomorrow i have fun plans. last minute which i made tonight. going into the city for a day of sledding...although the weather says it'll be in the 40s! so i hope sledding is still possible! it should be a good time with a good friend! :)

texting/phone conversation went bad last night with the guy....he made me feel very insecure about wanting to talk to him on the phone (which we didn't end up doing) because he would rather go to sleep than talk for 5 minutes. i don't really want to go too much into detail bc its not too important ... or i don't want to make this that important in my life right now....

so i'm ignoring this guy...he did text me tonight twice...and i responded...but then i didn't respond to his other texts. and if he contacts me tomorrow i may get back to him but otherwise he can wait till sunday for my response. bc, even though it sounds that way to you guys lol, he's apparently NOT on the top of my list. or rather i don't want him to think that i think about him that much. bc it went to his head and he's not treating me the way i would even want a friend to treat me.

lol, this isn't very detailed. i think i just wrote it more for me so i can remember how i felt today.

this guy isn't a boyfriend, he's a friend i've had for like 6 years, living a distance away in another state....

ok, today was NO exercise. BINGE.

tomorrow's a new day. and i'll take it as such. exercise will simply be going to the city and walking around. that's exercise enough for me. and tomorrow night i'll be home....bc i want to be. i need to catch up on some things before next week.

goodnight all.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

mama_nurse on 02/06/2009:
have fun sledding!!!!!!

loveray on 02/07/2009:
hi honey- i hope you had an ok friday night- i am excited to hear how your "fun plans" went. just stopped by to remind you what a beautiful soul you are- i am fortunate to have crossed paths with you. xoxo

Maria* on 02/07/2009:
Sledding sounds like FUN!!! Hope you are having a real nice day!

YepItsMe~ on 02/07/2009:
Hope you have fun sledding!!! Sounds like a great time!

Donkey on 02/07/2009:
I hope you had a better day today (Saturday). Forget the guy, move on.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Feb 05, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0



LUNCH: 400


ROLL 280, FRIES 500, cookies 300.

CAKE 1000?

GREAT day. just kidding. but i am happy bc the week actually went pretty well. i'm taking it one day at a time. that's it.

around 4150 or so.

no exercise. did it yesterday. need to study. was gonna call this guy that i talk with on and off but now i'm just feeling full.

will go for a shower...and see what happens.


Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 02/05/2009:
Have a good evening!

mama_nurse on 02/05/2009:
oh no! not expecting them to taste like a smoothie....lol i ordered pomegranate and citrus vanilla....haha so pretty much the two you don't drink...ahhh oh well.... :) have a wonderful night and thanks for the info....I really went between tropical fruits and pomegranate too....oh well... :) hugs

thinnside40 on 02/05/2009:
RE: Putting up with you~ This IS for you first & foremost.... Like you said.... Just always know that I'm here in the good, bad, ugly, unbareable and my ear is always open......

loveray on 02/06/2009:
did you go out with the boy?! yea, my school was amazing...i still sometimes dont believe i was lucky enough to be able to attend. it was fabulous. i hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for all of the positive comments...i am just feeling so "blah" lately. xoxo

legcramps on 02/06/2009:
I say you should still call that guy.

Have a good one!

mcwoo40 on 02/06/2009:
Have a good weekend HOP,Julie

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Feb 04, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

breakfast: protein bar (bad choice, left me without energy) 200

snacks: drinks: 170

lunch: subway: 500

snacks: protein bar 240, ice cream 600, jello 60, celery 40

total so far: 1810

after gym food: egg whites prepared like an omelette, veggies. 300 or so.

total: around 2150. good day.

i kinda planned to have all the ice cream and other stuff too. not counting it as a binge.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/04/2009:
What's with the ice cream, Horn? Who do you think you are -- Donkey?

mama_nurse on 02/04/2009:
Yummmm, ice cream! Which cell-nique flavors are your favorite??? I'm going to busy some but wondering what you like best.....let me know if you get a chance, thanks! have a good day!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Feb 03, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

breakfast: apple 80

snacks: 230

lunch: lg coffee, pretzel: 450

SNACKING: edamame 300, ice cream 600, popcorn 250, soup 300, celery 40, strawberries 50.

total: 2300.  maybe 30 minute stroll on treadmill.

running low on sleep.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

WI3 on 02/03/2009:
awww GET SOME REST!!! hope you are doing ok =)

Genesis on 02/03/2009:
HOpe you get caught up on sleep and that things are going okay for you!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Feb 02, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

breakfast drink 90

snack: apple, drink: 160

lunch: subway: 350

snacks: edamame, light ice cream: 500

more ice cream 200

dinner: will be veggies and light egg omelette and more veggies probably.

total: 1700.

exercise: none. tired out...needed to study. well, did a little. but i don't want to go to bed too late tonight bc i want to have a good week ahead.

ahhh. and the crazy phone call i had tonight with someone asking me to play in their group - a band - might just make me REALLY ill. you don't even want to know...as i was writing this, she called. and now i'm kinda annoyed. ugh.

changing careers is the hardest thing on earth. especially when nothing has gone right.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

Genesis on 02/02/2009:
Great job on the menu today, very yummy!! Good luck with studying!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Feb 01, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

breakfast: protein drink 90

snack: package edamame, drink: 400

lunch: bagel, egg, cheese, coffee 560

snacks: 170

dinner: pizza, salad, 2 skinny cow ice creams 700

total: 1930. ok. lol. better.

i have GOT to change my ways. on an interesting note, already 1/12 of the year has passed! that's a lot. so i have 11 months left of this year. boy time flies. for february, my goal is not to binge (by binge i really mean eat over 2,000 cal) any day. also, i'm going to make a big goal for myself for this month.

my february goals: 

 eat 1500 cal per day or less. every day for one month.  exercise daily - even if it's only 20 minutes. no days off.  get more sleep - be in bed by 9:30 or 10. try it and see how it goes.  stress less about school, procrastinate less! :)

exercise: one hour elliptical at gym.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

grumpy on 02/01/2009:
Sounds like a good challenge! Try that! xo

mama_nurse on 02/01/2009:
Good goals, best of luck:) Happy Sunday*

starfish on 02/01/2009:
Happy Feb 1st HOP :-) And good luck on your goals!

Maria* on 02/01/2009:
FANTASTIC GOALS!!! Big smile to you!

loveray on 02/01/2009:
i love the goals you have here- i can feel the vibe on DD that february is going to be a VERY transformative month. xoxo

thinnside40 on 02/01/2009:
Much better numbers!!!!!! Here is to a successful & pleasurable month..... it is only 28 days long....

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jan 31, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

horrible day full of binging on everything good and lack of exercise.

all is good. at least i accomplished some important things at home. but, if i wanted to, i didn't have to do much of any work today. my new years plans went straight out the window started last week and i realize i need to redirect my desires if i want to be successful.

exercise tomorrow morning. perhaps even 1.5 hours straight on the elliptical. it'll be at least one hour for sure.

donkey was right when she told me to be careful. i should have taken her advice. ha.



Saturday entry:

breakfast: grapefruit, pizza, bag of quaker mini chocolate rice cakes. total: 1,000 was tasty. feeling good right now. not wanting to binge on anything else.

BINGING all day.

went to bed late last night around 2pm. was filling out scholarship applications. hopefully i really will get at least one this year. i could use the extra cash. 

no yoga as it would be painful. maybe a walk in the park. i actually just want to study...easy stuff though. yeah.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

starfish on 01/31/2009:
Have a great Saturday HOP!

WI3 on 01/31/2009:
PLAN YOUR MEALS!!! Even if you have to take some time on the weekend to make yourself a weekly meal plan, and then stay up an extra 20 minutes each night putting it together for the next day. Leaving it to happenstance is a downfall MOST of us have around here, and it can be very emotional to be unprepared in the face of stress..and then we gorge ourselves because we feel we have failed! It is normal, human behavior! Planning meals helps us get it into our head that this is what we are going to eat for the day, and then we tend not to wander around so much in our head trying to figure something out as we go. I would bet money that if you organized your meals and made yourself a weekly plan, you would find the weight melting off and you would feel awesome because YOU are in control. At least, that's what works for me.

Take care and have a great day! I truly hope you get the scholarships!

Donkey on 01/31/2009:
Be careful...

mama_nurse on 01/31/2009:
Thanks, I had a good day and hope you did too (even though you had a down fall, doesn't make you a failure....you are worth this and can do it!!) we all fall down at times, it's getting back up and pushing forward that matters most! hugs to you**

selina on 02/01/2009:
Hey HoP, yesterday I felt I was going to eat ALL AFTERNOON, if I had stayed home. So, I forced myself to go out for my walk delivering the invites - it worked for me, it broke the chain of eating non stop. I didn't even changed myself into my exercise clothes because I felt I wouldn't go if I had to get changed. So, I just went as I was dressed already - my dressy slacks and pretty blouse, my nice winter coat and a pair of very comfortable pair of dress shoes which turned out to be good for walking. I felt it doesn't matter how you are dressed, what matters is that you just go out for some activity to brake the chain of eating... sorry, TMI from my part... I just wanted to say that perhaps just getting out of the house, where the food is plenty, is helpful to avoid binges. And the exercise you get from walking is just a bonus. I wish you a very good Sunday, hugs!

Genesis on 02/01/2009:
Sorry to hear about today!!<HUG> I agree with W13, meal planning is a must (advice i need to follow). Good luck wiht your scholarships and studying!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jan 31, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

well, since i binged like a crazy person all week, i have now binged a total of 9 times this month. that really brings up the percentag of binge days.  I've binged a total of about 1/3 or 33% of the month. eww. one our of every 3 days was a binge which is pretty bad.

the only goal i have for myself is the same goal i always have: love the gym more than food. don't go back for more after a snack. i am not worried. i'll succeed. although time is falling short. and i'm getting fat.

Friday entry:

yes i did awesome during the day.

yes i binged horribly in the evening. and weird thing is i don't even care right now. only thing i am thinking about is having a good day tomorrow.

so stressed out. but really no reason to be. this week and last week included LOTS of tests.  next week should be ok.

i didn't calculate calories but it has to be around 4500 at least.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jan 29, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

breakfast: yogurt w. pumpkin and pupmkin butter (very sugary but its in my house and i love it), cinnamon, 2 rice cakes: 250

lunch: pretzel, coffee 400

i did great but did end of in a sorta binge today. i will add up what happened after work...cellnique 90, flatbread 300, popcorn 250, yogurt w. p putter and pumpkin 170, 3 servings chips 450, microwave veggies 125, cucumber 60, 2 pieces buttered toast w. some cheese 400, whole bag of these chocolate/caramel coated mini rice cakes (7 servings) 420...cereal w. milk 240: total:

3100 approximate. great job. not really actually. i have a big test tomorrow which may be part of my reason for binging. of course not a good reason....

tons of dried fruit. more bread w. butter.

4500 total.

haha. at this rate i can gain 20 lbs come April!

just kidding. i'm on top of things...totally. rough week this week. no reason to binge though. tomorrow we have a bagel breakfast.

i am happy though at how i exercised most days this week. at least i stayed on top of that.

summer will be awesome but i need to be in shape BEFORE it, way before it, to enjoy it. it's not too late in the least.

i have been having progress, then backsliding.  this whole year i've noticed that i do well, then go back, do well, go back. kinda depending on the type of week it is at school. if we have WAY many tests, i can almost predict diet failure. i know it doesn't have to be that way.

today i woke up an hour early and got to school over an hour early so i could easily find a spot and study. maybe this is what did it. i really don't know.

i don't even feel stressed right now. but that's because i'm on another carb overload. hmmm. i guess i'll have a good workout tomorrow thanks to all the carbs. i doubt i'll exercise tonight.

goodnight all.

i probably weigh 140. without bloating. very high for someone slightly under 5'2".


Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

loveray on 01/29/2009:
good luck for the remainder of the week! love you

selina on 01/29/2009:
Have a good day, HoP!

skinnyfatgirl on 01/29/2009:
what do you mean you eat pupmkin?

how.. I have never tried this

thinnside40 on 01/29/2009:
Things look like they are going pretty good... I haven't been so good about commenting this week myself.. So much going on, but to at least come and post/read/comment when possible is a hilight of my day, regardless of what I'm going through at the moment....

Have a good Thursday!

starfish on 01/29/2009:
Happy Thursday!

mama_nurse on 01/29/2009:
Have a great day :)

Maria* on 01/29/2009:
Yes, we BOTH know what to do.....but 'knowing' and 'doing' are sometimes 2 dif things, huh???? We know we need to EAT LESS and EXERCISE more!!! Smile!!! Have a good nite!

mama_nurse on 01/29/2009:
School can be SOOOO stressful; especially when you are in the medical/healthcare field! Hope you have a better day tomorrow :) hugs

Genesis on 01/29/2009:
I take classes at night so I feel your pain. I took A & P last semester and gained 10 pounds. Don't get stressed about it. You've stayed on topof your exercising and you haven't been eating a lot of junk food, just a lot of healthy food. That's good!! I wish I could tell you how to prevent yourself from binging when school stresses come up, but I haven't quite figured that one out myself. I try to be as prepared as possible so that I don't get blindsided with stuff. But sometimes just the shear volume of work is overwhelming and there's nothing that can be done about that. Take time out for yourself, even if you don't think you can't afford it, it will save you in the long run with less binging episodes, I guarantee it. Hope you have a good weekend to make up for the bad week!!!! Hang in there!!

mcwoo40 on 01/30/2009:
I hope you are doing well with those cals today,stay strong,Julie

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jan 28, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

breakfast: apple, tea. i forgot if i really had an apple or not! it might have just been tea.

snacks: 2 cellniques, large coffee: 220

lunch: hot pretzel, mustard/ketchup, small coffee: around 450

late snack: multigrain soy chips 150

late dinner: beans w. almonds 160, salad and light dressing 100, yogurt w. pumpkin butter and cinnamon 150.  410.

total: 1310...i may have something else...

either way. pretty good day. elliptical for 45 minutes.

goodnight. sorry for lack of comments. i'll catch up on friday.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

mama_nurse on 01/28/2009:
sounds like you had a good day ~ have a good night!

Maria* on 01/28/2009:
Wow...you sure did do REAL FANTASTIC today! Yayyyy! I've got to get back on the wagon...had a binge yesterday :-(

WI3 on 01/28/2009:
Happy for you! Have a great Thursday!

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