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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 09, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 145.0

1400 calories today. 1.5 mile slow walk. need my ankle to feel better.

breakfast: 200 banana and light yogurt.

snack: bar 150

lunch: horrible. chips and decaf coffee 300

snack: sorta healthy bar 200

dinner: LOTS of veggies, 200 cal worth, and a microwave meal 400 or so. total 600

total: 1400-1450 at most. very happy with a low calorie count, but still pretty appropriate for the day i had.


Progress as of today: -20 lbs lost so far, only 25 lbs to go!

h82bfat on 06/10/2009:
Looks like you had a pretty good day. I like how you always are aware of your calorie intake. I'm not there yet! I only monitor my calories when I know it's something I should be avoiding. Thanks for the breakfast advice the other day. I used to skip breakfast. I got into the habit of having breakfast by drinking Slim Fast. I've only been eating "real" food for about a week now, so I may eventually start upping my breakfast game by incorporating more than cereal.

loveray on 06/10/2009:
have you tried a "full bar" yet? it's made with puffed cereal and they are really big and filling (hence the name.) i usually dont eat those bars, but this one was actually really tasty and satisfying. http://www.fullbar.com/ xoxo

thinnside40 on 06/10/2009:
Holding out for you to have a spectacular day..... Take care!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 08, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 145.0

exercise: 20 minute run/walk mile, 25 minutes elliptical, pushups, back work, and sit ups. the end!

total today: 2050. fine. arg. not weightloss fine, but fine in maitenance range.

not a bad day in any way....arg! calories went a bit astray....NEED to get up and go for a walk....

breakfast got me too hungry only 2 hours after eating, weird: small, protein and fiber weight watchers bagel, egg whites, 1/2 avocado, light drink: 400.

snack: bar: eaten too early....150 with fiber, healthy fat, carbs.

lunch: chips but lower fat and with olive oil lol, but chips, and coffee 250

early snack when i got home around 2:30: microwave meal, lots of veggies. 450

total so far: 1250....ICE cREAM so 600 more....1850...will probably have a protein bar or something later....

my plans for 1650 after that early snack have gone out the window...

dinner: snickers marathon protein bar 150, a light drink supplement powder in water. 2 16 ounce glasses. 50 total 200.


Progress as of today: -20 lbs lost so far, only 25 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 06/08/2009:
Your mileage all looks good...At least that causes some of the calories to be worked off....One day @ a time H_O_P.....Sometimes one minute @ a time too......Set a short-term goal again..I need to too!!!

smiley2 on 06/09/2009:
Thanks for the welcome back comment! See we are about in the same weight range. What is your length and goal weight? I am 5 foot 4 and my goal weight is around 127. Wx

loveray on 06/09/2009:
looks like you are doing really well. i am so happy!! its really hard to stay on track. i am going to hot yoga tonight for the first time in a LONG time so wish me luck!! im nervous...

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 07, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 145.0

total calories today was nothing great but nothing terrible at all. 2100 or so. too many cookies at grandma's....

BUT, 9 miles exercise throughout day. 5 mi in the morning, 1 with grandma, 3 back at a park by my town. so, that's pretty awesome. i feel a bit better about myself than i did yesterday.

next week my goal is a 10 miler day. doesn't have to be all at once....and won't be...but i want 10 miles of exercise througout ONE day. :)


breakfast: small bagel, 1/2 avocado, butter, and then vanilla yogurt. total here: 440. and i will NOT go back for anything else.

lunch: bar?

snack: bars?

snack: bar? who knows....

dinner: microwave meal, veggies, and BED. yeah, going to bed.

not happy with the past week. made the terrible mistake of eating about 9,500 calories too much. yeah, could you believe that? if i divide that # by 3500 it means I have ACTUALLY gained at least 2.7 (almost 3) pounds. that is the amount at least that i had lost before this past week started. It is true, I am back to square one. all the work i had been doing is somewhat lost, except for the fact that physically i am probably stronger than i used to be like a month ago. 

I'm not crying over this, i do feel that i could have made the right choices. i do feel i do have control - that it is my own doing and i can stop the binging if i want to. i hope. i have an appointment to meet with a psychologist, actually, on July 20th.  I have NO TESTS this summer and my plan is to not binge all summer. and, i might as well start my plan early - we don't have many tests left this year so not too much stress....

i would like to stop binging cold turkey. it's hard, bc we do NEED food to survive. so i can't just say "no food." i can plan out my meals and stick with them though. that is what i did when i was successful YEARS ago. everything was planned and i lost weight. i think i'm kidding myself right now. i need to reconfigure a plan, and stick with it. i have not lost anything and just gained misery this year.

so, why don't i just plan 1200 calorie days and stick to them? that is probably too low, actually. So, alright, 1500 calorie days. stick to them, and lose the weight. It should be easy, right? lol .

so, 440 calories for breakfast this morning.

snack: bar - 160 cal and water.

snack: fruit and another bar, water: 270

total so far: 870

snack: yes, a bar: up to 200

dinner: microwave meal and veggies, up to 500. the end.

calories are not over 1500.

that is how easy it can be to lose weight when you plan meals. now, i just have to stick with this. i haven't been able to stick with not binging. that is what gets me.

if i stick to 1500 calories each day this week, i'll lose 1 pound. i exercise a lot and i do believe i burn around 2,000 calories each day. so, 500 cal burned per day times 7 days a week is 3500 cal, one pound.

so, if i do this for 3 weeks, 3 pounds lost, at least.

if i want to speed up the process, i'll have to eat less. but, i don't think going much under 1500 will help, and i actually think that'll cause a binge. yeah, so i'm starting with 1500 per day.

if i didn't binge all year, i'd be looking great right now. i'm too old for this nonsense. and i'm too sick of saying this.  my next birthday, 27th, will be this september. i want to be looking and feeling better by then.

being fat

I have let myself continue with fat world for 2 whole years.  I cannot let this continue anymore. soon enough, i will have totally forgot what it means to be thin. yes, i'm already forgetting.  when i look in the mirror many times, i don't even realize i am fat (and by fat i mean i could be considered overweight on a doctor's chart). 

today my stomach is royally screwed up. it's very full of food and it feels gross. this is the first day this week i felt this bad. like when i press my stomach, i can feel my intestines just all blocked up with food. its really gross actually!

ok, i'm obsessing. my plan is to pick up the newspapers. then, get out for a long walk. i'll pick up the papers by bike....

then it's off to see my grandmother.

perhaps when i get home i'll go for a short bike ride as well.

blah. it's time to be as active as i can. and not worry about studying for these last few tests.

those are my thoughts this morning.

Progress as of today: -20 lbs lost so far, only 25 lbs to go!

readysetgo on 06/07/2009:
can you ID what makes you binge? some people it's boredom, sometimes it's emotional eating...if you can figure out what starts it you can maybe avoid it. Good keeping a positive mentality

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 06, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

light night wendy's fries and nuggets.

i did walk 6 miles somehow.

i binged on tues, thurs, fri, and saturday. VERY high calorie amounts. need to get back my sanity and control. this is NOT good at all! will go for a walk in a little bit, it's around 4:45pm. didn't do much today.

breakfast: light drink and watermelon: 100

snack: bagel w. spray oil, cottage cheese 1/2 cup: 300

lunch: started off ok: small bagel w. avocado and one slice cheese, yogurt: 450...then pretzels: 150, then 5 ice cream sandwiches, you read that right!, 700 for those...jolly rancher:100

total so far: 1800...ok....BINGE: i had at least 5,000 cal today....need to get control back....


exercise: first i plan on reading, not exercising. then, i will go out, for a walk, i will probably just go to the park, not sure. not really feeling like much....

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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 06, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

friday was a binge. i think i ended at around 4200 cal for the day.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jun 04, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

binged.  4,000 CALORIES. hmmm, my progress has been officially halted. major test tomorrow. this is why. i didn't plan this, and i had trouble defeating the binge. in the end, it defeated me.

oh my! WAY FULL. not the healthiest, too big breakfast: 2 pcs bread with spray: 290 or so, 2 pcs cheese 200, yogurt 60.  550 or so....feel like i'm gonna puke....stomach is hurting....

snack: kashi bar probably...gonna be a long day with the portable machines and patients. glad it's the last day for many months... :)  on to other areas of the hospital next week.

snack: can't even think about it...wow. what a stomachache! 150

lunch: 450.


snacks: 250


dinner: 650...

2050....k, i don't need dessert. just gum. lol. bed early....

binge: ice cream 420, cereal and milk 560 total here: 980....plus nuts, chocolate, jelly, yogurt...500 more...and then pretzels: 450 more...so 950 more....

total: 3030.

 bed early. short walk later if the weather is nice at the park. otherwise, i'll drag my butt to the gym for 30 min elliptical....yuck. maybe not. depends how i feel this afternoon....

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

panda22 on 06/04/2009:
Thanks for the comment =) Hope your tummy feels better and you have a good day!

panda22 on 06/04/2009:
Sorry to hear about the binge HOP...tomorrow is a new day and you can pick yourself up and make it a great successful one! Hope you are feeling better tomorrow!

40andfabulous on 06/05/2009:
New day new you- put tomorrow behind you and make today and awesome one!! That being said, the occasional binge isn't so bad- it will keep your body guessing so it doesn't plateau out from a lower calorie diet all the time. The key is to get back on track today!! You can do it!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 03, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

today was not a wash. yes, high in calories. NO, NOT incessantly high. for that i thank all the powers around me! lol. i spent most of the hours i should have been in school either in bed, watching tv, or eating my too large lunch. and this is what i needed. AND, i was able to get my front car brakes replaced without an appointment! wahoo. very good and honest place, $180 dollars later! haha. gotta do it, can't be driving around squeaking up a storm!

so, total calories today are about 2260. could be a hell of a lot worse. glad it's not. should take me about 1 week to lose the pound i gained from yesterday's 5,000 calorie day. it is what it is!!!

have a good evening everyone. busy night. and i did go to the gym, 35 strenuous minutes on the treadmill and abs, back, pushups. was worthwhile and felt good to sweat out some of the crap in my body right now!  take care everyone!



went to school really early to study, then took a test, and was home by 9:30am...took a nap.

breakfast/early snacks: 250 healthy cal.  (in school)

snacks: 2 tomatoes 80  (before my nap.)

total here: 330

after nap: BIG early lunch: ok. lean cuisine 200, chips w. guacamole around 750, ice cream 560 total here: 1510. not unexpected the day after a binge...

total so far today: 1840...



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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 02, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

i did end up binging: 2 small bananas, butter on bagel, ice cream sandwich  still counting cals. not angry.  500.

more ice cream 300, CAKE 700 at least... total here 1,000

total today: 4,000. yeah.  GRAND TOTAL 5,000 calories today....blah. can't be upset. i was totally exhausted today....of course i probably should have just slept!  (3,000 calories too many.)


long day....grateful it is over. nothing bad at all, just lots of physical stuff at school. lots of moving patients and machines. all of which i'm happy to perform just a bit tired. no exercise needed today. i do need to study though....

breakfast: 370 or so.  watermelon, cheese on toasted bagel and a light yogurt. ran out of my fave stuff - egg whites/egg substitute...

snack: 140 bar and water. kashi bar.

lunch: around 550-600  chicken cold cut sandwich on a whole wheat roll with some kind of regular kettle cooked potato chips (180 for the chips)  chips were well worth it. and i'm happy about ALL indulgences today!

snack: arg...i decided it wouldn't be a low cal day...first a fiber one bar 170 and a low cal powerade drink, then soft serve ice cream/small cone...here around 650 total?

up to here: around 1750...

more snack: weight watchers small bagel (these are terrific!) they have fiber and protein. 150...

so, 1900....i WILL NOT DARE go over 2300 today. NO I WILL NOT. oh, i'm tempted 100%. but i won't do it! :)

dinner: kashi meal and a tomato 500?

2400 before binge...

i am proud to say it will NOT happen no matter what! :) yay. i know better.

oh, and 2200s are a bit high probably even with the physical activity, but overall it is a good number for me. anyone should be content with a number like that, just not EVERYDAY.

and tomorrow will be a lot more sitting and i'll try to watch calories carefully. but on days like this, i could care less about a high calorie day. 2500 would be dumb but 2200s is just fine. you try moving around Intensive Care Patients and Xray machines all day. LOL :) good day overall.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 01, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

today was pretty good. i let myself get toooooo hungry bc i had a crappy lunch of 100 cal wheat thins, coffee, and a kashi (has some protein like 6-7 grams bar).  ehhh. not good, i was sooooo shakey by 3. and i had lunch at noon. ugh. shouldn't be that way!

breakfast: different: fruit and a yellow pepper: 150 or so.

snack: bagel w. egg: 250

lunch: horrible! lol. 300

snack 1: bar, pepper, tomato: weird, i know. 270 or so.

snack 2: ugh...a different kind of kashi bar. 150 hmmm, i had 3 bars today! weird.

dinner: another yellow pepper, cucumber with light dressing 100. another weight watchers fiber bagel w. light spray toasted 170 or so and then with cheese 100 and egg 80 total here: 450 or so.....

total today: 1570 (but i really did want lower. however, this is totally fine!!!!) and i know i burned more than that amount today. so all is good in the world. if only everyday i could be successful....

EXERCISE: was tired. one mile at the park...then 20 minutes on elliptical at the gym and some pushups/abs, back work.

all in all a nice day. i am still recovering from last weekends HUGE milers of 9 and 9.5 miles per day. this past weekend i get in an 8.5 mile day. so all in all, i guess i'm improving more than i give myself credit for. i couldn't run today. i tried and gave up at the park. i NEEDED some other kind of cardio. was almost gonna ride my bike but decided on the gym elliptical.........

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

thinnside40 on 06/01/2009:
Have a wonderful evening...Lookin' good!!!!!!!!!!

nenak on 06/02/2009:
you are in the zone!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday May 31, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

Today I finally stepped on the scale: 140. nothing to be proud of, but i have lost a few since being 145. I need to be out of the 130s....hmmm, too far fetched? i don't think so...

early breakfast: honeydew melon 80 or so.

later breakfast: NOT SURE...might be another grilled cheese and egg like yesterday...not the healthiest, but it tasted so good...i might be a healthier bread to make it on and lower the calories...arg. and i'm picking up some avocado from the supermarket....i love that stuff!

lunch: fiber one bar, drinks: 150

snack: cookies. 270

snack before dinner: special bar called "full bar" search online if you're interested. it actually does work. (as would eating anything 30 min before a meal, lol) 200 or so

calories before dinner: around 1,000.

darn bbq dinner that i don't want to eat:  i would like to watch myself and NOT go overboard. would have liked to only eat 500 more...but there will be some grilled veggies in olive oil and the protein is meat. so, i will most probably have more around 800 or so cal...whatever, at least it's healthy food. i'll try harder this week. and 1800 is not crazy like 3100 or something horrible. even 2000 wouldn't suck that bad....so i'm enjoying dinner. whatever that means.

exercise: not really much. short walk with grandma. my left foot hurts bad.

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

Soon2BThin on 05/31/2009:
Hey, 140 would be heaven to me, haha! But we're all different. I never thought I would get over 170 again but here I am. Just keep on working on it, it will happen. Thanks for all your comments!

vivpet on 05/31/2009:
Thanks for stopping by.

This is a great sandwich to put that avocado in, I love avocados too....

2 slices of wheat bread toasted 2 or 3 Tomate Slices 3 or 4 Cucumber slices Avocado Letuces or alfalfa Mayonaise and/or mustard

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