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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jan 01, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 138.0

Friday:

breakfast: apple, green drink 170

12pm lunch: egg white flatbread dunkin donuts, greek yogurt: 420

2pm snack: more yogurt, veggies/beans w. light sauce 310

total so far: 900 bit much.

snack: cellnique 85

dinner: green beens, almonds, egg, tofu, little bit of onion/pepper stirfry. :) 320

total: 1300 alright! :) better than i had first thought.

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Thursday

 

 

 

Happy New Year!!!!! :)

Cheers to making today and everyday in 2009 as good as we can!

8:30 breakfast: apple, cellnique 170

a little tired, but off to yoga at 9:30am...it'll be a nice, small class.

lunch:apple, orange, string beans w. almonds, green pepper, cellnique 400

snack: bag popcorn, cellnique, cinn. raisin bread 650

total so far: 1220...

dinner: apple, orange, string beans w. almonds again. 250

total today: 1470! happy with this. :)

Progress as of today: -13 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

loveray on 01/01/2009:
happy new year! i am off to yoga as well...i am exhausted as i didnt get in bed til 2, but i committed to the class so i am going! love to you, have a good class


hopinforachange on 01/01/2009:
Happy New Year. May this new year bring you all that you hope for. :)


greengirl on 01/01/2009:
Happy New Year HoP. Enjoy your yoga :)


CritterMom on 01/01/2009:
Happy New Year to you! I'm back again, and ready to work on this. :)


Donkey on 01/01/2009:
Donkey was here! :-)


thinnside40 on 01/01/2009:
Yay Yay Yay......... Happy New Year H_O_P!


starfish on 01/01/2009:
You had a great day. Happy New Year!


thinnside40 on 01/01/2009:
Oh my goodness..... Your a cutie pie!..... So glad to finally get to see you...... That made my New Year's Day even better!


Justine6Robert3 on 01/01/2009:
Happy New Year to you HOP!!! You are doing fantastic! Wow, your already down 7 lbs, great job.....must be all those veggies! My 1st little goal is to get back into the 130's. I definetly don't loose weight as quickly as you, it seems to be more of a slow and steady thing for me :0)

This is the 1st time I've ever seen pics of you HOP....nice to see you! You look happy and what a beautiful smile you have! Nice yoga pose too! I've never really tried yoga but I love pilates!

Your so fantastic about commenting on everyone's diaries HOP....I need to make more time for that. I read almost everyones but I don't comment all the time....maybe it's because I'm not so good at being "brief" with my comments...tee-hee. I'm kind of liking Donkey's "Donkey was here"...at least it lets people know you read their entry :0)

All the best to you in 2009!


jolt on 01/01/2009:
Happy new year :) I am sure 2009 will be a great year for us... Love the pictures :) I also love Yoga. I don;t go to class anymore I just do it on my own at home. Actually its something I kinda fell away from so thanks for reminding me. I will start again tonight :)

Huggles N Happy Dances

Pat


loveray on 01/02/2009:
you are so cute!! love the dancers pose. xoxo


skinnyjeans on 01/02/2009:
Strike a pose! What cute pics!!!! Glad you had a great day yesterday and Happy New Year!!!


Donkey on 01/02/2009:
Beautiful pictures!!!! I think you're doing fine so far today with the calories. Don't be too hard on yourself or it will backfire! You can do this!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 31, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 138.0

happy new year! glad i didn't go to the city because it's WAY too cold outside! :)

calories...ugh! there wasn't great choices and i gave in. good thing though, i didn't have the cookies. but i did have two slices of pizza.

calories today are 2900.  oh well. another day lost but i'll balance it out tomorrow.  i guess you gotta have fun sometimes and it is a holiday. BUT, i also need to reach m goal.  I just cannot give in! I need to be 115 by April. there's no reason i can't but i cannot continue to have days like this. 

This was the last day of December.  Now it is January 1st and almost 2am.  I will make it so this year is a comeback for me.  It is starting well. I am happy. although it's late, i'm going to yoga tomorrow, 9:30am.

goodnight!

 

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calories before going out: 800...I might as well try to be good...but also we're ordering in Italian....I may have to kinda allow more than 1500...we'll see....weightloss is still more important to me than giving in.....

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today has been good. i'm craving something at the moment but i just cannot let myself down - i just won't allow it!

breakfast: cellnique drink, apple. 170

big lunch: Humongous stirfry. olive oil 300, 4 servings of broccoli/caulifower 100, package of brussel sprouts 80, little bit of diced peppers/onions 10, lettuce while i cooked 10, tofu 50. total around 550.

total so far: 720....i CAN do it....i will probably have at least one cookie tonight...which i look foward to...but it's gonna be a challenge, the whole night that is. AND, i'm sleeping over....so i might actually bring one of those cellnique drinks for the morning. i've GOT to keep going with my progress.  I'd LOVE to be under 135 by Monday.  :)  or, if that's too lofty, 135 on Monday.

Progress as of today: -13 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

loveray on 12/31/2008:
happy new year- may your 2009 be filled with hope, love and peace. sorry we didnt get to play on this night, but hope to see you in person soon!! xoxo



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 30, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

i'm beyond happy - i'm ecstatic at how well i did. i stuck it out and followed a plan to not overindulge in snacking. and it worked.

dinner after yoga: small apple, orange, cell-nique. 250 total.

total today: 1050! listen, it makes up for yesterday, sorta. :)  happiness. and my two day average is 2075. better, better. plan for tomorrow is 1500.

yoga was GREAT tonight.  there was a HOT teacher, so i tried extra hard. it was my best class i did since the summer!

goodnight.

yoga in the morning...then preparing for NYE with a small group of good friends! I hope you all enjoy your NYE too.

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wow! thanks for all your great comments. It seems that you guys are all back from your holidays on DD.

So I slept late today and missed the morning yoga class. That's actually ok though for mutliple reasons. First, I value sleep on a vacation more than waking up on time for yoga.  Next, I need to buy a casual but new outfit to wear on NYE. It's nothing fancy, I'll probably wear jeans, but it was to look good. So, nothing expensive as I put the majority of my money into yoga/food, I'll go to Old Navy. And, if that doesn't work out, Kmart.  I cannot spend a lot for clothes. and i'm ok with this because clothes are clothes! it's hard for people to tell what is cheap or if you bought something in kmart rather than macy's.  I used to go to Express, Gap, and Ann Taylor Loft a lot for work. but now thankfully i can wear scrubs.

moving on.

I made sure to have liquids after yoga last night so that i wouldn't wake up extra dehydrated and famished this morning. It worked, thankfully.

9:30 Breakfast: Grapefruit, Cell-Nique drink :) 180

lunch: big healthy 400

snack 1: small coffee 30

snack 2: special k protein bar 180

it's gonna be a GREAT day after all. thank god i stuck to my plans and gut. didn't overeat again. :)  so far, around 800 cal. today will totally be 1200! making my 2 day average 2150 which is acceptable for two days. i'm waaaay proud.

and i'm going to try really hard tomorrow not to have more than 1500. I KNOW i can do it - I KNOW i will NOT give into what my friends want me to eat, either. i will make good choices!

snack 3 after yoga: Cell-nique drink...

dinner: not sure. something light.

 2.5 mi walk outside and hot yoga tonight at 6:30 pm! yay!

Progress as of today: -14 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

starfish on 12/30/2008:
Great start! You can do it!


loveray on 12/30/2008:
happy day!! nice work getting to yoga again. love you


legcramps on 12/30/2008:
Hey! You're lucky you get to wear scrubs. I wish I had to wear scrubs or some other kind of uniform - it would make things so much easier, because I too try not to spend a lot of money on clothes. My reason for that right now is because I keep gaining weight! Ack!

Anyways, thanks for all of your comments all the time - you are one of the only people who still comments on my entries and I really do appreciate it. Hopefully someday I will be able to journal more frequently and comment on other's journals more frequently too. Maybe I should quit my job and do nothing but journal on dietdiaries all day. I think everyone'd get pretty sick of me after a while!!!

Take care and have fun on NYE!!


omahagrl on 12/30/2008:
WOOOO HOOO


skinnyjeans on 12/31/2008:
You did GREAT!!!! I'm so happy for you! And I love hot workout instructors, too...makes working out more fun! :)


sweetpea1977 on 12/31/2008:
YAY!

Have a wonderful NYE celebration with your friends!


greengirl on 12/31/2008:
Best wishes for the New Year HoP. Let it be a healthy one for us all :)


Jen40 on 12/31/2008:
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Have fun, be safe.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Dec 29, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

past 30 days i've had 16 binge days. still in the red zone! yuck!

10:20pm edit.

so i went to yoga for an 8pm class and put my whole heart into it. and it was a GREAT practice. i really put everything in!

and today's calories are 3100, not 3200. lol, it matters to me to change that. I might be able to do 1200 tomorrow, but prob not. So i might just try sticking to the 1500s. we'll see.

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forgive me, please! i binged! yes, even though it's vacation. hmmm, i was doing schoolwork and took a break and there were brownies, ice cream, two bagels with butter, cake involved. so, there you go. i'm actually not very mad at myself as i've been doing a good job being my own cheerleader lately.  meaning, i still have my confidence.

total calories today will be 3200.

and i may still go to yoga today a second time, although it'll be late if i go. 8pm probably. then, lots of fluids so i make it in the morning. if i don't go to yoga later, i'll go to the gym and use the elliptical this evening.

on a good note, i weighed myself this morning before breakfast/after using the bathroom  haha....and i weighed 137. down from 145 when i was really full and bloated at the beginning of this break.

 

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It's 1pm and the day is going well, except that my mom is royally pissed at my for cooking a stirfry so there is oil splatter that i need to clean up, obviously.

breakfast: banana 110, puffed rice, milk 300

9:30am: yoga

snack: green drink after yoga.

large lunch: stir fry: oil 250??, 10 brussel sprouts 80, 20 asparagus 60, 2 yellow peppers 40, tofu 50...side of blueberries 80  Total: around 600

total so far: 900

yoga at 5pm. maybe a green drink before it or a fruit.

dinner: 

 

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

thinnside40 on 12/29/2008:
Sorry!... That stinks...... At least you are doing well and this day is looking successful for you...

: o )


hanna_llll on 12/29/2008:
PLEASE DELETE AND CHANGE YOUR ID


thinnside40 on 12/29/2008:
Stay H_O_P..... You are who you are! : o ) You know that already!

Just came back to see how the remainder of your day has went and see not so well, but you are LOOKING TO THE + SIDE OF THE #'s.....

Maybe tomorrow will be better when hopefully it isn't started off in a tiff with yer mom...


thinnside40 on 12/29/2008:
Not sure whats up, but just a tad "odd" in today's post & comment.... Maybe some point in time a past comment was taken wrong (everything before today has been deleted !?!?!?!?!?!?), but always know that your comments and suggestions are well intended and only meant to help....

Good Night's sleep & finger cross for me Tuesday to stay 100% true to my eating healthy... I went off the wrong way after the boys went home, but know that it could of been way worse too had I not caught myself and stopped when I did....


starfish on 12/29/2008:
sounds like yoga was great. I know you will do well on calories tomorrow :-)


skinnyjeans on 12/30/2008:
Hi HOP!!! Just get back on the horse today and you will succeed! :)


jolt on 12/30/2008:
Hey you,

I know food/binging was/is a serious issue for me thats for sure. I took all of 2008 dealing with it and am proud to say I am winning. Its not always easy though is it? In reality we cannot change what we have already done, but we can change how we do things in the future.

If binge eating is something you are looking at taking control of a couple of things that worked for me were... Thinking before I ate, if I wanted I waited 10 minutes and asked myself why I wanted it, and adding extra exercise into the day. If I want a brownie and its an extra 30 minutes of walking. Sometimes when you add time to a food it loses its value for you.

Keep up the excellent work :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 28, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 145.0

today was a wonderful day, lots of progress made :)

breakfast: green/protein drink, orange. 170

snack: drink 80

lunch: large but so good. package of green beans (6 servings i think) sauteed in olive oil with a bit of scallion, 2 green peppers, tofu....apple for dessert. 600

dinner with grandma at her place good stuff: flounder (which i usually HATE but it was cooked and seasoned way different than i usually have it so it was great), veggies, salad, soup, fruit. only around 450. small portions! they don't want the old folks getting fat! :)

snacK on the way home i got antsy: medium dunkin donuts iced coffee w. equal, skim milk. i'm trying NOT to have too much artificial sugar because i tend to get dry skin/breakouts. yup! so i won't do that again for the next 2 days. not sure about how NYE will be though...since i'll be around lots of people most of the day i cannot limit too much.

later snack: peanut butter, 2 tablespoons 200

total today is about 1560. i'm pleased. tomorrow will be a little harder and so will tuesday as i have less plans. haha.

today i went to yoga in the AM. and a nice walk with grandma. :)

 

Progress as of today: -20 lbs lost so far, only 30 lbs to go!

hanna_llll on 12/28/2008:
plz


Jen40 on 12/29/2008:
Great day!


hopinforachange on 12/29/2008:
You are doing good! Keep it up.


loveray on 12/29/2008:
looks like you have had a great week! i miss you and hope you are well today. xoxo


skinnyjeans on 12/29/2008:
EXCELLENT!!! You are doing GREAT!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Dec 27, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 145.0

breakfast: apple and green drink: 220

9:30 yoga :)

snack: green drink 90

small lunch: lara bar 180

dinner: with family, grandma's over...a salad 40, green beans 40, brisket (beef with a wonderful sauce my mom made) 500?

glad i didn't have the brownies.

snack after dinner: bran crackers w. banana and yogurt, an orange. 280

total: 1360 good. :)

30 min walk on treadmill tonight

have a good day everyone. i know i have! :)

 

Progress as of today: -20 lbs lost so far, only 30 lbs to go!

hanna_llll on 12/28/2008:
although i glanced your post once or two, but please now from this post iam sure you don't know how to write good or make a regime. shwoooooooooooo


teriyaki on 12/28/2008:
What green drink do you take?


skinnyjeans on 12/28/2008:
Hi chica!!! Cals are looking fabulous! You are doing great!


balloonlady on 12/28/2008:
wow... the ability to pass on brownies... you are a soldier!!!


hanna_llll on 12/31/2008:
i drank and ate some of your choices. i thought you a person i know, iam sorry. thanks for being supportive and a friend, and i hope we all improve our habits



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Dec 26, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 145.0

today was my first day back to yoga in perhaps half a month.  it went terribly to say the least, but when that happens it pushes me to improve and want to go more. so no worries, and i'll be going back tonight. i went to yoga 2x today.

breakfast: 250 - apple, peanut butter

9:30am yoga :)

lunch: green drink earlier...then stir fry using olive oil - lots of green beans, tofu, scallion, and 2 peppers. 600

snack: bean dip/bran crackers, orange: 320

5pm: yoga

Dinner: nutrition drink, apple: 300 great day!

1470!  i do so much better under NO stress! i love vacation!

yoga at 5pm :) i did MUCH better in the evening class! yay for getting back into it. tomorrow i'll probably go only in the morning because i believe my grandmother is coming over for dinner.  and sunday i'll probably only go 1x because i may be visiting my grandmother - actually that would be a good day. so i'll probably visit her.

 

 

Progress as of today: -20 lbs lost so far, only 30 lbs to go!

hopinforachange on 12/27/2008:
Good job for the day yesterday. One day at a time. You can do this. :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Dec 25, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 145.0

late edit: around 2100 today.

just found out i'm going to a wedding come mid April. It would be a MAJOR reunion with many many people from childhood. if this is not a motivator, nothing is. four months....main goal is to look HOT on that night. with a lovely dress. the end.  (or i can even use a dress i bought for a christmas party not too long ago and just take it in if need be - spend less $ which is good, too!

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Merry Christmas to those who are celebrating today!

breakfast big sandwich on a long roll 450 with pb200, greek yogurt50, banana100...green drink100  total: 900 followed by granola w. milk 550

total: 1450

holy ----! i just stepped on the scale...11:45am. and it says i weight a whopping 145 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! holy mother! omg! The most i ever weighed in my life was 135...and the scale said 145 this morning. oh wow.

that did motivate me....and take away my appetite just now. sheesh!

so now i've looked at my monthly averages in terms of weight on here. i was doing pretty well it seems, in July and August. if only I had kept that up! Right now, 123 would be amazing. 

could you believe i have gained that much weight since the summer? 20 lbs!?

i don't even see it. i'm blind to this weight. my eyes are not noticing it as much as it is truly there.

and yes, i'm still on that journey to stop binging. i figure that this morning wasn't a binge per se.  My goal is to NOT ever eat over 2,000 during my break. which i'm still doing well on despite a huge breakfast.

more of my thinking out loud:

turn my food obsession into an obsession on my body through yoga.  6 months till summer. one pound a week approx, 24 weeks = around 25 lbs. So I know i'm bloated now (hopefully!). so starting this morning, i've been on a journey to lose around 25 lbs by the end of june. i've got to remember it's not that far away! 145-25 = 120.  and then by summer, 115.  and i guess, if i'm SMART, i'll try to maintain the 115 for awhile.  because going any lower might just put me in some sort of upward spiral again.

so, now to reiterate, my calories will be 1400-1500 on most days with yoga most days as well. If i get myself to go - to stick with it - I'll reach my goal. basically that means no more stress eating because of a test or exam or whatever you want to call it. I must stop now. This is a great time to stop, as I'm on my break. There's no yoga today so I will begin tomorrow - and I will go 2X per day as much as I can except for like new years.

i need to follow through, to acknowledge that I can and will succeed. but i need to try, not just say i will - but actually do it.

Progress as of today: -20 lbs lost so far, only 30 lbs to go!

teriyaki on 12/25/2008:
What a wakeup call! Hears to looking hot in April :)

You can do it


Jen40 on 12/26/2008:
Well, youve certainly got great motivation! I had not thought about summer coming up, but it really is!!! I want to get the rest of this junk outa my trunk and I do have the time to do it starting right now. Let's both just DO IT.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 24, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0

merry christmas eve and thank you to everyone that celebrates Christmas because that gives me some days off!!!! :) haha

loads of calories today too. around 4000.

exercise: not sure.

now i'm on break. started it out with a binge which is the usual of how i react when i'm exhausted and sleep deprived. and alone.

i will make sure that these next 10 days do NOT include a binge. that is my first goal for my days off. I will NOT be drinking on New Year's Eve because i seriously need to watch what i'm consuming each and every day.  I will try the lower carb approach. not necessarily too low carb, but enough.  i'll stay away from grains and milk/yogurt products this week. these shouldn't be too hard for me since i'll be off from work. now i just have to stick to it.

once returning to work, i'm going to try to stick with this plan. and if i do, i can be a lot healthier come spring time. but that means i have to start now...and not continue to binge.

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

teriyaki on 12/24/2008:
Hope your next ten day go well. It helps to have a specific goal like that.


thinnside40 on 12/24/2008:
Thank You for the wishes......

Keep the positive thoughts up for this time of break & take care!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 23, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0

binged after work.

total cal: 4000-5000 calories today.

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

selina on 12/24/2008:
Don't give up, HoP! Warm hugs and positive thoughts to you!


starfish on 12/24/2008:
It's ok sweetie. Back on track. Be gentle with yourself.



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