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

930 cal throughout school...

snack: fiber one bar yum!, drink 165

large, good dinner: spinach w. lite dressing 30, microwave meal w. kelp 370, BANANA (was big and worth it!!!) 150. total: 550 or so. (probably more).

total today: 1645. NICE!!!! i'm VERY happy with this number!

exercise: abs, pushups, 60 minutes on elliptical at the gym.

i am VERY satisfied with my day today. i ALMOST stayed home bc of rain and didn't exercise bc of just not wanting to go/laziness. however, i'm sticking to this plan of exercise EVERY day. and it's working. meaning, i feel better about my fitness. i wake up too early already so i'd never exercise in the morning right now. so i just have to remember that it's a priority right after school - i go out either straight from school to walk at the park in my scrubs or change at home for the gym and soon biking! :)

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

nimony on 04/01/2009:
Very well done. You have every reason to be proud of yourself! You are making important lifestyle changes and it is serving you very well. Keep up the excellent work!

Umpqua on 04/01/2009:
You are doing great, and I am envious of your exercise. I hope to have some time and energy to do real exercise again soon. And great job with your food and calories. We all have our ups and downs with eating (for me it is so hard to stop unhealthy habits once I fall off the wagon) but you recognize your problem areas and move forward toward a healthy lifestyle. Good for you and keep it up!

thinnside40 on 04/01/2009:
Happy Thursday thoughts sent your way!

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

today has been a pretty good day. i thank everyone and everything for that! :)

breakfast: 250 or so.

snack: 150

lunch: 450

snack: 150

large dinner: apple 80, very large red pepper 70?, cabbage and dressing 125, eggplant rolletes 350, CHIPS 280 (but then i stopped, just had a can of diet pepsi.) total dinner: 905

total: around 1900. eh.

exercise: 3.5 miles. :)

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

WI_HashiHypo on 03/31/2009:
Have a great night!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Mar 28, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

will not be a low cal day...dinner is out and i've already eaten far too much.

breakfast: cereal w. milk, 3 yogurts

noon: almonds, beans, olive oil

snack at 2pm: soybeans 300, sandwich 350, pretzels 250

total so far: 1900.


out to dinner tonight: 


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

loveray on 03/29/2009:
i hope your weekend has gotten a little better my love. xoxo

nenak on 03/29/2009:
tomorrows another day! have a good dinner!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Mar 27, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

today was another not so good day. at least 5,000. included was a mcdonald's agnus burger, fries, burger king 3 pies, taco bell, etc, subway spicey italian sandwich, including other things. i know i kinda need help with this but like i've said before, i'm not ready to go out and get it.

i actually did a short exercise at the park. 1.5 miles.

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

Maria7 on 03/27/2009:
Soooo...you're actually drowning your sorrows in food....I've done it many times in the past. Thing is, it has the OPPOSITE effect of helping you feel better, HOP. Yeah, while you're eating it, and maybe for a while after, you're ANESTHETIZED...but then you have to DEAL WITH IT... deal with whatever you're upset about that you didn't deal with constructively...AND then you have to ADDITIONALLY DEAL with the weight gain, too...and not feeling too goog about giving in AGAIN.

Donkey on 03/27/2009:
Why are you not ready to get help for this? What is holding you back? (((hugs)))

WI_HashiHypo on 03/28/2009:
Hey HOP. Hope you are having a good day today. I found out I am hypothyroid with Hashimoto's disease. My energy levels being very poor and stress very high helped contribute to my overeating. And then not eating right helped hurt me further. I am hopefully on the road back and I know it will be long but I know that I have the answers I needed, but was afraid to get, in order to get back on track. I must say it is far better than not knowing. I hope you get your answers soon. I think you will be amazed at how much strength you will have when you have the answers so you can make a plan. Hang in there!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Mar 26, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

the stress of a test....and the stress of just no sleep and being exhausted caused me to binge. wasn't worth it. it wasn't even a good feeling last night. i hardly studdied for today and completely did NOT need the binge. it doesn't even matter that i didn't study much last night.  it only matters that i binged and shouldn't have. i'll be OK.

4500 cals

breakfast: cereals and milk 300...

snacks: almonds 320

lunch: soy chips, diet soda, green beans/almonds: 410

snack at home: large bowl of cereals (mixed them) w. milk: 260, 240, 50.....

total so far: 1580...

....eggplant rollettes 350, salad w. dressing 50, strawberries small amount 40....chips (many types): 150, 280, 180, yogurt: 140, entire pound of strawberries: 400?     , choc. covered raisins: 1400. total: 4500

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

Umpqua on 03/26/2009:
Wonderful job with your calories, and your menu is so healthy! I hope you have a great weekend :)

nimony on 03/26/2009:
I echo Umpqua's comments about the healthy menu, excep maybe the choc. covered raisins! :) Berries are so good for you and have so few calories. I LOVE the strawberries this time of year because it's a sure sign of spring.

nenak on 03/27/2009:
you have low cals with the yummy snacks well done

starfish on 03/27/2009:
I'm wondering if it would help if you would plan to put more protein in your diet? I am assuming you are vegeterian? but can you do more dairy and beans and things like that?

loveray on 03/27/2009:
try to have a great weekend full of relaxation and love. xoxo

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Mar 25, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

was up alll night last night. so today was rough. but i got through it well in the end. i went to the park. my ankle hurt but i still walked 3 miles. i had to stay on the grass and not the concrete so that there was some more cushioning in my step!

calories during the day:

260 breakfast

370 snacks

750 lunch: subway sandwich and chips. i needed this to keep me sane!

snack: horrible choice: sugar free energy drink. made me sick during my walk to the point of being really shakey because i didn't have food first. will NOT do this again! 25

dinner: lots veggies/dressing 175 and microwavable eggplant rollettes 350 total: 525 good!

total: around 1930. good.

3 mi walk.

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

thinnside40 on 03/25/2009:
Ewwwwwwwy ~ I cannot drink those S.F. energy drinks either... Jittery,naseuated,listless,etc...

Looks like all is going well today with the # counts....Great Job!

Re: Fiber One bars ~ The berry/nut are really good, but my fav is the mocha... I'm not a mocha drinker, but those are GOOD!

Have a good evening.... I've got to get back to routine in EVERYTHING that deals with my goal reaching... Almost done with the "spring clean" and then I think I'll be better settled to "getter done" once and for all time....

nimony on 03/25/2009:
Great job on counting all the calories, even the Subway sandwich and chips. Nothing wrong with that for a choice once in awhile, esp. when you compensate with lower calorie foods during the day, which you did. And you got 3 miles of walking in. Great job!

nenak on 03/26/2009:
good day after a not so good night. keep up the good work!

legcramps on 03/26/2009:
Yeah, I can't handle energy drinks either. To be honest, I probably shouldn't even be drinking coffee - I get seriously jittery on caffiene! Have a good one today.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Mar 24, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

wed 2:34am edit: can't sleep! ahhhh. guy troubles, again. haha. i need to totally distance myself from this guy. reason being, he cannot open up. at all. he can't even say: "we're just friends." i would totally prefer that over him not really saying anything. ugh! so frustrating.

i am enjoying going straight from school in my scrubs to walk at the park. i don't have to stop at home and that makes it 100% easier not to give up on exercise even for a day. it works like a charm. i stop somewhere for a snack, eat it on the way to the park, and go walking. so far so good. i don't even miss the gym right now. i still belong to one but i always prefer the outdoors. soon i'll start biking. although, when allergy season starts, i may have to revamp my plans...

love to you all.



breakfast: 260 green beans, almonds, oil. love this breakfast. it's not balanced, but it is filling and the oil has made my skin 100% better.

snack: 320 almonds, followed by two NASTY sugar free butter cookies 30

lunch: 260 green beans, almonds, diet mountain dew

snack: 310 nasty protein bar w.out fiber by accident, sugar free energy drink.

dinner: 300 whole avocado, cabbage mix 90, cherry tomatoes 20, tofu 180, dressing 50. total: 650.

total today: 1830. hmm. ok. 1am snack of bran and milk (was hungry and couldn't sleep) so 1950 or so. still fine.

exercise: 4.5 miles.

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

Maria7 on 03/24/2009:
Looks like you did real well! YAYYYY!!! Cals AND exercise!!!

selina on 03/25/2009:
Hi HoP! I love your new walking plan, keep it up! My allergies already started but I am not going to allow it to stop me from my walks!!! Come to think of it, those horrible allergy shots in the fall that made me incredibly itchy for several days seem not to have worked at all! Have a good day!

loveray on 03/25/2009:
this was a great day!! good fats, fiber and nature!! love to you.

Maria7 on 03/25/2009:
Hope you're having a nice day today!!!

legcramps on 03/25/2009:
I can't wait until spring to go for walks too! Too bad I always have to drive to work though because I have to be home at lunchtime to let my dogs out. But still, it should be easy enough to drop my car off at home and set out for a walk! It's snowing today though, so it's gonna be a while for me!

Have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Mar 23, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

breakfast: healthy 260

snack 1: almonds 160

snack two: dannon yogurt 140, tea w. milk 40 or so.

lunch: green beans.almonds, oil 260

snack: taco bell bean burrito, monster low carb energy drink: approx. 420 :) was good.

dinner: avocado 300, 2 peppers 60, cole slaw mix 25, tomato 20, dressing 25, tofu 90. followed by a bit much on the grapes. but healthy!....250. total: 770.

total: 2050. a bit high. but not too high. :) what can i do? it's better than a binge. right now i'm just trying to be healthy. i know i'll be upset come the wedding in a month...with how i feel, but i'd rather just have a sorta healthy day than trying to eat too little and then binging. my focus now is to always have exercise in my day!

by the end of the summer, my goal is to be able to walk AT LEAST 12 MILES AT A TIME!



exercise: 3 mi at the park was nice!

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

Donkey on 03/23/2009:
((hugs)) I can so relate. I'm eating a lot more too, to avoid bingeing. It dawned on me today just how much I'm eating, yet I seem to be hungry most of the time. When I feel "munchie" I reach for carrots. So it's not like I'm reaching for chocolate bars. But sheesh, that's a lot of food. It bothers me. I don't know if it bothers you, but maybe we shouldn't think about it too much.

I think exercise goals are the way to go anyway. I think you're doing great. I know the stress is a lot to carry around with you. Please know that I really look forward to your diary entries. :-)

Maria7 on 03/24/2009:
Hope you're having a nice day!

legcramps on 03/24/2009:
Great job! I think this entry is very positive and healthy and it's nice to see that you're focusing more on exercise than dieting. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Mar 22, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

3.5 mile walk. was nice.

adding more healthy fats/oils to my diet has definitely improved my skin. if any of you have acne problems, try it. olive oil on your salads, almonds. it will help. and i've been drinking more water as well. those two things really do help.

breakfast: bran/milk: 110

snack: pretzels (yeah, weird) was before my walk and it did give me energy. 220

snack: protein bar 230 (i've been starting to eat too much processed foods again)

large snacks over a period of time: almonds 160, grilled veggies w. olive oil (an entire quart size of them):

hahaha, had 6 large cookies and ice cream with grandma. but the day doesn't end terribly bad.  i'll have about 2250-2300. tomorrow will be a little lower if these go as planned and i also intend on some healthy exercise tomorrow and the rest of the week for that matter! :)

dinner:egg white/spinach omelette. cucumber w. dressing? around 200 or so.

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

loveray on 03/22/2009:
i hope you had a great weekend. looking forward to chatting with you soon!! love love

starfish on 03/22/2009:
looks like you are having a great day :-) I totally agree with you about the healthy oils and water.

Umpqua on 03/22/2009:
I know it is so hard to avoid those processed foods. Looks like you're doing a great job. And healthy fats with plenty of natural oils really is the way to go. Took me a long time to figure that out, but in my opinion if you go for smaller portions of the good fats it will fill you up and keep you much more satisfied than a lot of the "diet" foods that aren't at all substantial.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Mar 21, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

i'll be kind to myself and guestimate that my calories are 2200. if they are over, it was ALL healthy stuff at dinner. even though it was a lot of food (buffet, tons of seaweed salads and other awesome japanese foods). had a good time with friends.

breakfast : 450 (tofu, beans, almonds, olive oil) too big a portion...could have had half.

snack: 50  drink supplement stuff

late morning snack: 320 (more beans, almonds, oil) again, too many portions....and i had some extra almonds 160.

granola bars: 180 during my 6 MILE WALK! first time this spring! :) It was soooo wonderful. along the water.

protein bar: 230

total so far: 1390.

dinner: out for dinner but I should be able to control calories to 2200 without a problem...i will choose healthy items at a sushi buffet place. lots of fish and veggie salads, etc! :) should be fun. NO DESSERT except coffee.


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

Donkey on 03/21/2009:
OK, I'm just throwing this out there, but I would think that working 2 days a week for school would actually be helpful because it would add some structure and organization to your summer weeks. Yes? No? I'm just saying, because I always do better when I have at least a little structure to my time. It's when I'm open and empty and bored or restless that I start having problems.

Plus I'm confused. You say you'd be working clinicals but you would have class and tests. Yet later on you say that you're going to be worrying about having tests. So??? Which one is it?

I notice that whenever you have some conflict, whether you allow yourself a day off to study or they change the schedule on you or what, that seems to lead to a huge binge. Do you notice this too?

I see 2 ways to handle this: Accept it for now, as a way to cope with stress, knowing that things will be different once school is over. OR decide to deal with it now and get some help, because the longer it goes on, the harder it will be to tackle later on. Especially if you keep using food as a way to cope with conflict, anger, and other unpleasant emotions.

Maria7 on 03/21/2009:
Is there a dietician at your school that you could seek counsel with about the binges? Just a suggestion cause one time a dietician was helpful in counseling me.

Maria7 on 03/21/2009:
ps...6 mile walk...WOW!!! FANTASTIC!!!!!

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