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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Nov 02, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

today was better than yesterday, but possibly kinda strange i admit.

yoga before breakfast. It was the FIRST time back in 3 months or so. I had to sit down multiple times due to my lack of physical strength in those muscles some of the poses require. but, that's more of the reason i WANT to go back tomorrow. i hate letting myself get out of it. so, my annual pass expires around January and my plan is to go EVERY day. which will prove difficult, but worthwhile if i make it happen. we'll see!

breakfast: 3 eggs, veggieburger, salad, little yogurt....followed by darn 1/4 cup peanut butter: 850

snack: carrots and an entire cup of hummus: 500

snack: kombucha tea 60

dinner: picked up steamed chicken and vegetables and had it over some salad.

total: around 1900-2000.

exercise: only hot yoga, no cardio.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

loveray on 11/02/2008:
yay for yoga!! looks better, but trash that PB girl!! xxoox

skinnyjeans on 11/02/2008:
Lookin good, looking good! Keep it up. You will do great getting back into yoga!

selina on 11/03/2008:
Hi Hop! Yoga sounds GREAT! Go for it!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Nov 01, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast: alright 600 not real balanced. 2 bread, 3 tbsp pb, green drink.

snack an hour later: 650: two slices bread, pb, chocolate spread (wow! was that good!), milk....chips420, chocolate sauce400, rice pudding130:

why i binged: procrastination to really start my day, boredom, lonliness?

calorie goal for today: 3000 (that i means i will try not to go over 3000 today.) it's doable haha.

snack: 2 apple 160 and piece of tofu: 90

dinner: california pizza kitchen...spring rolls, some coleslaw, and a big grilled vegetable salad. no sure at all on calories...estimate: 800-1000...cake, chocolate, bread...5000

i'll estimate todays calories: 5000 it's all good. tomorrow i'll stick to lower cal options. i plan to bring a bag of carrots and hummus with me to grandma instead of eating cakes/cookies.

exercise: long walk at the park - i'll try for 5 mi.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

WI3 on 11/01/2008:
Quesaeillas sound really good. Especially home made where I can control what goes into one! YUMMY! Take care, have a great afternoon!

Maria7 on 11/01/2008:
Some days we just eat more than on other days. Your 5 miles walk in the park (or however far) sounds real nice! Hope you've had a nice day!

loveray on 11/02/2008:
yes- lets chat more about it via facebook or email...we should plan something really fun!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 31, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

i'm excited to meet up with a friend of mine on Saturday, see a movie, have dinner. :) should be a good time! i'm still thinking about the morning and if i want to go to yoga. haha, i think i'll put it off till Sunday. :) lol.

as for tomorrow, i guess i'll go to the gym and do some errands. go to the bank. i'll think of things. maybe i'll study if i get bored?? although i told myself i wouldn't study until sunday - sunday evening. eh. if i want to do well, i should be able to study when i want. so, like i said, if i get bored???


500 breakfast pb sandwich on two slices of bread (100 cal per slice but lots of fiber) with a dab of yogurt on one side of my sandwich. also glass of milk.

30 snack tea w. milk

400 lunch soft pretzel w. ketchup/mustard (it may be odd, but it actually satisfies me well. i like not having to fill up on bulkier greens/salad. i know, kinda weird. but it feels good to get the carbs in and not be wanting them. i figure it's ok as long as i do have healthy choices during other parts of the day). tea w. milk.

100 snack apple and cup COFFEE w. milk. and two equal too much sf stuff today. (equal, gum). this apple/coffee left me ravenous and i couldn't walk more than 2.5 miles. i was sooo shakey while at blockbuster picking up a dvd. not a good feeling. haven't been that shakey in awhile, i think the two equals/caffeine did it!

220 snack/dinner...chocolate fiber shake, green drink.

reg salad mix, seaweed salad w. dressing later dinner: 350 or so.

1600 or so :)...plus BAD haha sf gum...and 2 cups soymilk. so total calories more around 1700-1800 which is FINE!

walked 2.5 miles

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 10/31/2008:
Oh no Oh no Oh no Oh no.... Not seaweed!!! Really???? Ugh...I think Grumpy likes that stuff too.. Going back to her early days at least she ate it.... It is good for you.. So kudos gal!

Did ya dress up for Halloween?

loveray on 10/31/2008:
i LOVE seeeaweeeeeed. and you too...

Maria7 on 10/31/2008:
Wow, you GO, girl! 1600 and 2.5 miles...YAYYYYY!!!!

loveray on 10/31/2008:
yea you are right on the sf stuff. i am detoxing again from all of the white sugary crap i got used to while i was unemployed...hence, trying to fill my carb cravings with sf stuff sometimes. its hard but i will quit it. more water and tea!! i think we should totally have an NYC DD holiday gathering. i need to get up there to see some friends and family anyway...maybe NYE in NYC?~

selina on 11/01/2008:
Hi HoP! Sounds like you have a great weekend coming up, enjoy seeing your friend and the movie - what are you watching?

Great calories, exercise and yummy food - keep it up! I love seaweed!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Oct 30, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast: 500 healthy.

lunch: hot pretzel, tea: 400

snack: dunkin donuts 250 i think

dinner: 450

all in all, fine. on feet most of the day. no other exercise.

calories: 1600 good.

to look at things on a positive note for the past three days, the average is a bit below 2,000 per day. not bad in the least. trying to see things on the positive. and for me, a day of 2,000 or below is well done.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 10/30/2008:
That 1600 looks extra good and with all your activity, the below 2000 looks good, too! I actually think we all know how many calories are okay for us cause most of us know when we go overboard as in it shows in how our clothes do not fit well and certainly shows on the scale...some people can eat more cause they move around more, etc. I'm happy for you, HOP!

grumpy on 10/30/2008:
Its great and 1600 is perfect and some healthy cals in there. good job girl. and i looove my song. can you play it with your horn?

selina on 10/31/2008:
Great job with your eating!!! WTW

I'm voting for change!.... I'm voting for "that one." (like you!)

selina on 10/31/2008:
I meant WTG!

loveray on 10/31/2008:
i really wish we could get together soon to cook and hang out! the pompeian brand of red wine/balsamic has a line of pomagranate vinegar and came out with acai vinegar- its really tasty. http://www.pompeian.com/vinegars_home3.html to make the slaw, i just took pre-made shredded cabbage, tossed in some chopped scallion and made a vinagrette out of that acai vin/honey mustard/salt/pepper and a splenda. its REALLY good, sweet, filling and virtually calorie-less! sometimes i use this as a base for a huge salad and put protein on top: like tuna, cottage cheese or a chopped boca patty. love to you!! xoxo

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Oct 29, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

unfreakinfortunately, i was studying, got hungry/can't go to sleep/need energy...so i ate. not too much more. but i ate more. 2500 calories. not good when i'm already too fat. only can do better...and must do better already!


breakfast: healthy stuff, i tell you:

A nine ounce glass that i bought yesterday and saved for breakfast of a green drink. I have to guess on those calories - 100. Then, oatmeal that i let soak overnight in almond milk and with some added chocolate fiber/protein hemp powder that i finally used up. It's been in my house like a half year. Total breakfast calories: 350 :)

snack: apple?? and tea.100

lunch: not sure. soft pretzel, tea. milk, mustard/ketchup 400

no snack, small binge after work: cereal w. almond milk, dried fruit, big pb sandwich w. a little yogurt, something else that i forget, the good for you salmon and veggie small dish i picked up after class, and a green drink. not great by any means. but glad i didn't keep going. (not much to keep going with!) 1400 cal or something.

2200 for the day.

exercise: short walk - lots of freakin studying to do.

as per grumpy's advice:

feelings throughout day:

i did have moments of not being sure of myself/self doubt after i didn't do as well on one test as i would have liked to. got out of class early - wasn't really hungry but snacked anyway which lead to more snacking, especially after my mom left the house. should have not done snacking or just had one snack and left the house.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

kzirkle on 10/29/2008:
Thanks for the great advice! Hope you have a great day.

grumpy on 10/29/2008:
Hey girl, seems like you have been doing okay. I still think you should get a calendar and mark every day you binged and what happened that day, what you felt and why you think you did it and the same to the days you resisted or the days you didnt feel like it. That should help you see what the pattern is, maybe. I don't know. I missed you guys, I am glad to be back! xoxo

Maria7 on 10/29/2008:
Hope you have a good day, HOP! Your fish and veggies sound real good! Smile!

thinnside40 on 10/29/2008:
2200 is better than 2300...... So on & so forth.....Good Luck in retaining your studying.

kzirkle on 10/29/2008:
Being cognizant of our actions and motives is definitely half the battle. Just knowing that you're binging leads to knowing why you bing which can lead to figuring out how not to bing. You're taking the necessary first step. Kudos to you! And stay strong on your journey :)

loveray on 10/29/2008:
im sorry that this day seems to be not as calm as you had planned- there is always tomorrow! love to you

skinnyjeans on 10/30/2008:
Good idea posting how you are feeling each day. I think you did pretty well yesterday! And don't ya hate how snacking leads to more snacking? I do that, too.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Oct 28, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast 500 pb, white bread, some yogurt, some green drink

lunch 250 smoothie

i almost forgot about the green drink i had before dinner: 120. dinner: 800 eh. tofu, salad, two pcs white bread (will prob buy healthier bread tomorrow), 4 tbsp peanut butter (spoon of a big glob of pb), glass of "honest tea" which has some sugar but only about 35 calories per glass.


no exercise - busy day.

my acne is much improved - virtually gone right now. i have been taking vitamins and drinking green drinks pretty often. but, i also know hormones may have to do with the clearing up and also the appearance again of acne. i think keeping my diet healthir with more veggies and vitamins, also healthy oils (which i do lack) should help me with my skin.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

kzirkle on 10/28/2008:
You know, my skin has been flaring up lately as well. Strange! You feel like you're eating healthier and then your skin goes nutso! Dah well...

WI3 on 10/28/2008:
Congrats on the skin getting better..I know how it feels to have the skin freak out as mine did it (and still does from time to time) since the surgeries. Very frustrating. That green tea is fantastic stuff, I love it!

thinnside40 on 10/28/2008:
Good day looks like.... Have a nice evening!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 27, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

exercise: bike ride.

today was better. not perfect, but better than yesterday.

breakfast: 1/2 cup wheatgrass (yes, very strong...) 2pcs white bread, peanut butter, little yogurt also: 450

no snack.

lunch: somebody's birthday. large slice pizza. but that's it. didn't reach stupidly for another slice! i knew better. moderation today. 1,000

snack: oatmeal w. almond milk and some extra chocolate flavored powdered fiber. 210

dinner: lots of heated up tofu, salad w. lettuce/tomato and vinegar, oregano, piece of white bread (eh, it's a good change of pace...), green drink from yesterday that i saved for today. 500 approx.

total: 2160. argh. not great but what can i do. at least it was all in moderation.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

skinnyjeans on 10/27/2008:
I think you did great today! Not reaching for another pizza slice is HARD!! Good job. :)

thinnside40 on 10/27/2008:
Good Day.... Improvement is something we ALL need to strive for anytime...

selina on 10/28/2008:
I see you did so much better today! Great job, Hop, I know you can!

Maria7 on 10/28/2008:
Hey HOP!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 26, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

to recap, today was not so hot. tomorrow will be MUCH better - i can feel it!

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

selina on 10/27/2008:
yes, tomorrow will be better! I can feel it, too!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 26, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast: 350

snack: 250

more not so healthy snacking: 500 in a grain mix, 550 in a sandwich, 160 yogurt, pretzels 360

total so far: 2170

it's not even lunchtime.

much chocolate. i will have to revise my studying routine. food seems to always interfere. 600

total so far: 2770...dried fruit, potato

3500...3900...4300...4400-4500 is the final tally.

i didn't learn anything new from my binging. i already knew not to go back for more...and to stay busy. neither of which i did.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

MattsGirl16 on 10/26/2008:
Thanks for the nice comment you left on my diary! Have a great weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 25, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

Sunday entry:

breakfast: 2 pcs white toast w. 1/2 small avocado spread on them and two egg whites: 350. very tasty. snack: greek yogurt w. some bran cereal, one banana: 250

lunch: bran cereal, milk 190. tea

snack: GREEN DRINK. 150?

dinner: salad and minestrone or vegetable soup. 300

yoga would be good but i don't know if i'm ready yet. i may attempt a long walk - 5 mi today. later. studying now a bit.


Saturday night:

so i did snack on cookies and cake at grandma's. but the day wasn't a wash, in my mind anyway, because i reverted to healthier low cal eating by evening.

snacks while at grandma's: 1100 calories of sugary, wasted cals. alright tasting, not even that great. it was rainy and we were stuck inside all day. tis ok!

dinner: small portion grilled vegetables w. olive oil and a really good green drink. around 250

snack: bran cereal and greek yogurt 100

total: not so hot: 3350. but, at least tomorrow i shouldn't wake up too bloated as i didn't have so much salt. glad i didn't stop by mcdonald's!


woke up early, had breakfast, watched tv/went online.

will make some flashcards, then the gym. Not into yoga just yet. As I lose a little weight it'll make me want to do yoga again. I'm not in the mood to wear spandex and do difficult stretches just yet.

breakfast: nice, tasty, wholesome: one piece white bread (ran out of wheat) and one piece - the end piece of a whole wheat bread, peanut butter, homemade (mom made this) mixed berry sauce, milk, tea. 650.

snack: a bit much, definitely. 1/2 cup ice cream. peanut butter and mixed berry sauce sandwich on white bread no fiber. 600

snack before finally getting my ass to the gym after taking about 2 weeks off: egg/egg whites: 100


Lunch: dunkin donuts low carb cheese bagel and med. iced coffee about 450.

exercise: gym: pushups, abs, elliptical trainer 50 min. i will begin free weights again this week.

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

selina on 10/25/2008:
have a great weekend hop. go for a long walk if you feel tempted to binge... hugs to you.

WI3 on 10/25/2008:
i am already at 795 calories for the day..today was just a 'large breakfast' day for me. I promise you that I will not go over my 1750 calories today..and I will get at least an hour of exercise...dedicating this day to you!

kzirkle on 10/25/2008:
Thanks, hope you have a great weekend! :)

skinnyjeans on 10/25/2008:
Cals lookin' good today! You're doing great. :)

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