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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jul 16, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

ooops forgot to start logging sunday!

600 cal for breakfast....

200 in almonds

healthy lunch at 1:30pm: half a chicken sausage 100, seaweed salad 100, chips 200, blackberries 100: 500.

going out to gardens and a concert soon in the neighborhood! then dinner out too i think! 

2200 tops.

2200 2day average

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 07/17/2017:
Chicken sausage and seaweed salad seems like a weird combo

Horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2017:
yes...it was....but it was the dark seaweed...not the sugary green type from typical restaurants...it was i think wakame salad and more on the savory side than salty...so it worked a bit better. yes, still weird....i was so eager to eat something with protein...and i had just bought the seaweed salad...haha

Horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2017:
this seaweed salad had some scallians, green pepper and also cucumber in it. like i was saying, not the sweet type. and more chewy and smaller pieces. it's black in color.


happy-1 on 07/17/2017:
Yum! I bet your body is happy!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/18/2017:
yeah it's having fun eating lately!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jul 15, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

9:45am Big breafast: wheat bran 160 made with almond milk 40, with the rest of my dried goldenberries 50, big banana 150, stevia, peanut butter also 200 and a kombucha / kevita sparkling drink: 650, good. 

snack: fruit and a wrap made out of coconut 100

1pm lunch: chicken sausage precooked that i broiled in oven 170, on wrap 70, chips 240, 480, followed later by a cookie 120. 600 total. good!

5pm: batural bar after jog 200

1550....

jogging in afternoon...did all laundry, cooked eggs, chicken sausage and turkey burgers for the week also in morning thru 2pm.

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I think i'm going to go jogging in AM late morning - and then come back here and do laundry, then go jogging, and then relax before going out again tonight with a friend to a nearby dance show at a college around 30 min away with no traffic and up to an hour away with traffic....he's driving which is cool! I used to offer until he told me he likes to be the driver only!! so i don't mind being passenger...saves me gas too!

and then laundry this afternoon along with cooking some turkey burgers and also maybe some more eggs....that's really it. lately i don't cook any veggies and i buy them all prepared. It's fine. 

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After playing with my hammy GB, i took a sleeping pill last night and i slept in nice and late today which is what i wanted and needed after skimping on it all week. 

I wont be taking any more pills this weekend as I got what i wanted - to sleep in today and do not need to do it again (i take them time to time but don't like to feel like i'm getting addicted!)

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jul 14, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

6:30am Home: kombucha 70

9am: Breakfast at work: banana 120, coffee 80, wrap 80, pb and sf jelly 200

Throughout morning: prob some candies during the morning. 50; big snack of almonds 200

800 before lunch :-D ...healthy!

lunch also bigger and indulgent - 700 cal

1:30pm Lunch at work: last of my turkey burgers 150 (glad i cooked these on Saturday!) veggies 100 tops, and some cheeze ritz crackers and i bought a big side salad of a tomato / olive / onion salad large size with dressing. big lunch.

 1500 after good eats all day at work! excellent :) it's a bit high calories already but doesn't matter as i've had good weekly average up until now so today won't undo much!

snack: apple 100

1600

Dinner will be popcorn 160,  egg/eggwhite 100, sauteed broccoli and mushrooms 250, kiwi 50, ice cream 70:  650 tops

2250, goooood!

7day average: 1910 - excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!

playing with my baby boy hamster :) he's gettng big! he's around 11 weeks now - almost 3 months.  Not sure fully of dinner...just want to get home...very tired again.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 07/15/2017:
Looks like a GREAT healthy day of eating....GOOD WORK!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/16/2017:
thank you...this week bc i was extra busy it was easier to keep cals low...that and i think being extra tired for once in my life i was less hungry = really weird.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jul 13, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha but i didn't really require it and it didn't work...i didn't eat much volume yesterday so i don't think i even needed a #2....sorry for the info! so i didn't even after a full bottle of kombucha. 60.

9am Breakfast at work: coffee 50 and banana 120, wrap 80 with pb and sf jelly 200, some candies 50. total here: 500.

no morning snacks - not in a hungry mood this week. appetite is actually sorta suppressed i don't know why.

lunch: chips 100, very few veggies bc my stomach doesn't want them (Time of Month) 50, bigger turkey burger 200 350 small lunch.

snack before gym: 120

Total today is 1600

1850 6-day average! Going to be a nice average for this week! yay! needed lower totals.

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Plan is for the gym tonight.  This week I skipped a jogging session, it's ok. I preferred my usual gym routines over an extra jog.  But the rest of the month it is my priority - jog 2x a week. I'll let it go this week due to funeral stuff - good enough excuse.

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Last night, I went early to bed it wasn't even 7pm by the time i hit the covers.  I was exhausted from a lack of sleep every night since Saturday night.  I was able to recooperate a bit by going to bed early Wednesday into Thursday and Thursday now i can go to gym...not in a jogging mood plus it's extermely humid so the gym will be better after work. I'm only jogging 1x this week instead of 2 due to planning problems and being exhausted yesterday bc of funeral engagements with family earlier this week. 

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I didn't even play with my hamster last night.....needed sleep and no more time but sleeping time after I ate!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 07/13/2017:
Does your hamster drive a Kia Soul?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/14/2017:
wow kia soul is cheap....i should get one for myself - forget about my GB Boy hammy!


bearcountrygg on 07/14/2017:
The hamster that we used to have liked to bite....you are lucky to have a nice one.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/14/2017:
yes, my hamster is the tamest type - a Syrian "Teddy Bear" long haired hamster. He does not hardly bite at all...once or twice at the beginning he took a light nibble but that has stopped. He doesn't seem to want to mess with me :-) Very well behaved and easy to pick him up.


happy-1 on 07/17/2017:
I say Kia soul because they have the most amazing car ads with hamsters. I fell victim to the ads and bought one. Should have bought a matrix



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jul 12, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

6:30am Home: kombucha 40

9:30am Breakfast: banana 120, coffee 80, wrap 100 with pb and sfjelly 200: 500

11:30pm snack of almonds 150

healthy lunch: approx 500

early dinner and taking sleeping pill as early as i safely can with leaving work at 5pm...

not playing with the hamster...feeding it as soon as i walk in the door...

and sleeping until tomorrow morning. hopefully my ankle feels good enough for jogging tomorrow and if not i'll go to gym i think instead.

1650 grand total cal today....no snack in afternoon, early dinner,

1900 5-day average.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jul 11, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 60

Office: decaf coffee with milk (skin not great of course bc lack of sleep, some stress, period coming ugh hormones) and banana 170

Breakfast: wrap with pb and sf jelly 300.

total so far: 530

lunch: either at work or on my way (prob in car) wrap 100, avocado 150, 1 egg 80) 320 and some chips 120

970....

 seltzer with stevia on drive home...

Tuesday was around 2000 cal total and a pretty tiring day!....just remember the total now and it's Thursday haha.

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Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 07/11/2017:
Hey there...I signed in after reading your July 6th post...Sorry about your Grandma. My Grandma passed at 96 also. Thank you for sharing with all of us about your Grandma's passing. Sometimes prolonging the inevitable may not be the best, most humane answer as your post showed. I loved your message that you read at her funeral. It was so loving and such a wonderful message of how you felt about her growing up and even to now, too and it shows the effect she had on your life as well as others. I know she was a very wonderful person. My GM was, also. Glad you are taking good care of you, HOP. Sometimes we think we have to take care of everybody else except ourselves and put ourselves last if at all, ha. Have a good evening. :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/12/2017:
Thanks so much for your kind words and message, Maria. It means a lot!

And yes, now is not a good time for me for putting myself last as it’s coming close to the time that I need to have my own personal training and health as good as it can be before I go and change jobs for the definitely last time in my life. I have no more time to waste for work (I used to waste all my personal time by working overtime and then skimp on sleep to go and exercise which isn’t a good lifestyle to have in the long run and is detrimental and caused multiple injuries as well as emotional breakdowns) – so I know my limits slightly better and know I cannot keep skimping on my training for jogging and passion also of weightlifting when I already do them each only 2x per week for each activity and it’s really already minimal…..so I’m content with the decisions that I made.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jul 10, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

I got home Monday night at 11pm....so late!!!! (the shiva / visiting hours end at 9pm so i had NO IDEA people would stay so late last night and i of course stayed as it's my own dad's mother who passed away duh!) and I went to bed like midnight or so and woke before 6am to get ready for work.  

I hope to catch up on sleep tonight & will probably leave my parents earlier  than i did last night. It's too much right now with work everyday - very tiring to have to wake up early and go to bed late every night including Sunday night....Tuesday i'll go EARLY from work straight to my parents by around 2pm i'll get there...stay till around 8pm i think or maybe even earlier like 7:30 because it's way too tiring to keep going to bed so late it's exhasting with work!)

and then it becomes very hard to exercise after work when tired....and gets you run down. i do not need to get sick or very run down right now.

I am in the height of my training for jogging. No more time to waste.

Summer is the last stretch....where i am learning to jog completely by end of summer (without needing to constantly walk inbetween the jog).

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3:45 am hungry so had banana 120

6:30am kombucha 80

8:30am coffee 50, banana 120 170

Work Breakfast: wrap with pb and sf jelly 300, 

Light lunch: half avocado on wrap with egg.... 150, 100, 100: 350
 

bar before gym 140

dinner at home and cookie at parents: up to 900.

total calories  for Monday is approx 2050.

3 day average: 1950, excellent.

Having a tired day, now 12:40pm at work, will prob have energy drink before gym today....probably. bc i am tired and i'll drink it on way home / gym to change into gym clothes (should have brought them to work in my car but i forgot!).

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I am leaving work early to exercise at gym (bc i am not going to go to work and only see my parents tonight at the shiva...i WILL TAKE CARE OF MY OWN PERSONAL BUSINESS and that means taking care of myself and not skipping out on my workouts that i already have decreased to only two gym sessions a week instead of my 3 because it was too stressful and not enjoyable for me now that i've added in 2x per week running).

With the academy so close and my goal to be jogging steadily by end of summer, i have lots of work to do. 

The GYM for me with weightlifting is fun. But i don't want to lose all my strength. I try to make the only 2x per week sessions - and that is why i'm telling my boss i have to leave early at 2pm (instead of 5pm) bc of family shiva (how we observe it at home at specified hours) but keeping to myself that i'll be exercising FIRST and then coming home to shower and drive ot my parents.

I am an adult and boss of my life.  I will do what i need to do so that i don't "F" up my life anymore than it already is in terms of my salary / current employment and line of work :-)

I am usually an honest person - and that is why i do not regret this choice in the least and feel my grandma would even support it. I even told my dad my plan that i'm leaving early, DOING WHAT I HAVE TO DO (that's what i said to my dad) and then later driving to him tonight.

I'm happy.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 07/10/2017:
Take care of yourself HOP! I'm glad you are taking off early for your personal time. You deserve it.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/11/2017:
yes...i don't regret it in the least bc if i didn't go to the gym either Monday or Tuesday there's a huge chance i'd have to skip one of the two sessions....and there's just no more time in my life to put my important activities to me on hold. Especially now.

thank you for the support. Today i'll leave early, but to go home to my parents like i could have yesterday (but felt it was more important to go to gym because my dad knows he has my support and i was with my grandma so often while she was alive - my dad understands completely!!) i am lucky.


happy-1 on 07/10/2017:
Sounds good. And good for you for taking care of yourself.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/11/2017:
yeah...there's just no more time for not taking care of myself....nobody's gonna do it but me....



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jul 09, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

200, 230, 120 550

Up to 800 for lunch 1350....

Fruit 100

Dinner 350

1800...

Truffles 200

1900 2-day average

We had a beautiful service for my grandma who passed as everyone spoke so well about her - me, my sister, my dad and my uncle :-)

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/09/2017:
Hang in there, Horn!

horn_of_plenty on 07/09/2017:
Xoxo J


happy-1 on 07/10/2017:
Hugs.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/11/2017:
xoxoxo Happy lady!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jul 08, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

9:30am-10am tasty breakfast: banana 120, wheat bran 160, almond milk 40, stevia and cinnamon, dried goldenberries 100, peanut butter 160. 600 or so. very good...some reading now. and maybe some kombucha!

12:30pm light snack: very natural "Gary Null CoCo Magic Bar" these are so expensive but i bought 4 of them ($5 each!!!) after work last night at the organic food store because I love them instead of candy - high quality protein and fat. 250 cal. 

Late 2:30 pm lunch of eggs and rice crackers 300 1150.

Dinner: 3 small apricots 100, stewed eggplant around 200?, turkey burger 150, chips 180 or so. total 650 tops.

1800 today, excellent. bed early - have to wake up early for funeral for my grandmother. she lived until 96. First 89-90 years were very good, but she struggled badly at the end.

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Today I'm home. Tomorrow is grandma's funeral and then back home with my folks in the afternoon & evening.

Plans for today are things that i need to do to have a more efficient week to come:

cooking turkey burgers (finished up around 11am)

laundry - doing this now (between 12:30pm-1:30pm)

ended up falling asleep deeply from around 3:30-4:30 or so.

JOGGING practice (went around 5:30pm)

returning  DVD / picking up library book requests (before I go jogging today in later afternoon) - and maybe picking up a movie for tonight to watch at home from library also forgot tthis / ran out of time

cleaning hamster cage (tonight) 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/09/2017:
Well done!

Thank you for your helpful feedback on my diary. I'll be taking at least one break during the drives down and back this week. To ensure this, I will not hold back on my water drinking - something I tend to do on long trips.

Plus, my husband, understanding my stress, has arranged for us to take another route that will avoid some of the really scary highway driving. Bless him <3

horn_of_plenty on 07/10/2017:
Excellent planning yes ! And also try to prevent yourself from feeling highway driving is so scary as you can do anything ! Remember this :) I once also had much anxiety with driving. Remember that you can come above this and yes take the breaks on your drive. I have a story to share another time of someone I learned about who let her anxiety keep her home for good = no good.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jul 07, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 60

Work: small banana 120, coffee 50, wrap 100, pb and sf jelly 200: 470

Snack: NONE

Lunch: Matzah 100, eggplant roasted 100, pumpkin w. oil mash 150, turkey burger 150 and apricot 50

Snack: cookie 120

Dinner: prob not more than 600

1820

7day average: 1880, perfect !

 

There was a flood in my dad's house and the darn wet/dry vaccuum was in my apartment so i have to drive to my apt after work to get the vaccuum and bring it to my parents.

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No exercise today.

Going to bed early for SURE.

Hamster is getting more comfortable and was playing with me yesterday. It has SO MUCH ENERGY this little teddy-bear type Hamster. I def love my GB (Gym Boy! is his name!)

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 07/07/2017:
That is my greatest fear...having my basement flood. I hope nothing was ruined at your dad's house.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/07/2017:
seems smaller scale very small scale...he mopped it up...and said i can bring the vacuum another time which is good, i'll go home and relax tonight. been a busy week!

(Funeral is Sunday and i'm taking tomorrow to do whatever i have to do before Sunday begins bc i'll be with family all day Sunday).



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