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Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Mar 26, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

well, i did do better than yesterday. today was around 2500. ate some extra desserts/candy/chocolate. but it's all worth it for the fact that i am satisfied & craving nothing before bed. in bed a bit late as i got home late, too, from family & friends which was really nice tonight. good change of pace. for the next month & a half, i'll be eating less calories & going to bed very early. exercise will be put on the backburner for these next 6 weeks.  i will get through this!



Today's goal is to do better than yesterday. :-) it can be a challenge bc tonight i have a Passover seder (holiday dinner) with my folks and last night i was just home too many hours and ate the little stuff i actually had around in my new place that was edible enough to binge on. thank god there wasn't anything else in my apt!!!!!! tonight there'll be loads of good food, but i'll try to be moderate. i've prob gained around a pound, maybe less, since dealing with this injury. I need to be careful, bc i'm a person who can easily gain 10 lbs in 6 weeks...I know from experience!

so, at 30 yrs old, I need to make better choices than i once did in my teens, at 20, 25, and even 29. There is no reason that I should blow all my hard work these past couple years on 6-8 weeks of rest.  so.....once again, i'm going to try to take advantage of getting more sleep. my goal will be to sleep 10 hours a night - going to bed around 8pm that means.  before, and for the past 2 1/2 years, i would be lucky to get 7 and many nights far less.  i know 8 hours is a good average, but maybe 10 hours will also help me along in recovery?

breakfast: almonds 160, cereal 150, almond milk 40: 350.

snack: maybe decaf coffee today instead of another bar (will save me around 150 cal) 60

snack: bar 210

lunch: tofu 80 and avocado 160 on whole wheat matzah 220? 460


snack: large apple?? or a granola bar...



Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/26/2013:
Mornin HP

Puddles on 03/26/2013:
Your motivation will help you a lot in this situation. Have a great day.

getmebackto150 on 03/26/2013:
I too have struggled in the past with eating as soon as I get home from work and not stopping until bed time... Not sure if it will help but here are a few things that have helped me lately... 1. thinking of a long "activity" where I cannot eat while doing it... I have super curly hair so somthing I do on occasion is straighten it, this takes about an hour and I definitely cannot eat while doing this 2. brushing my teeth, SOMETIMES this helps signal to me that eating time is over 3. chewing gum-it gives my mouth somthing to do 4. getting into bed SUPER early, for me at least, if I'm in bed-even if reading, playing on my phone or watching TV I am MUCH MUCH less likely to snack than if I am in the living room... I think your lots of sleep idea is a good one, I know the average is 8 hours, but I try for an average of 9 hours per night because lots of sleep feels SO SO good:) You will have a great day HOP!!

grannyannie on 03/26/2013:
Yes, it's good to realize the older we get the harder to keep weight off. So it's good to keep good habits all the time!

Umpqua on 03/26/2013:
Annie's right - the older I get the quicker the weight comes on and the harder it is to take it off. You can do this!

legcramps on 03/26/2013:
Agree with the above two comments about it getting more difficult to lose as we age. Have a nice time with family today!

V on 03/26/2013:
Girl I got ya by 10 years and although I weighed less in my teens, I am the healthiest I have ever been in my life and that surpasses the teen years and then some.. Set reasonable goals for yourself and although I am not familiar with binging and I am so sorry that is a struggle for you but please don't beat yourself up about this..Do you still see your therapist? I am sure all the excitement of being on your own,the stress fracture as well as the work stress is probably causing the binge mentality..Please don't let this slight gain get to you, you will Anyhoo I hope that a little family time will help ya, have fun with them..<3

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Mar 25, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

2900 cal...i promise not to do this for an entire 6 weeks...but it's hard not to fall into my old ways....eating since i got home from work...

breakfast: tea, water with choc stevia, fiber one 130 and almond milk 30, and almonds 160: 320. calcium supplement

snack: bar


lunch: chicken, carrots in mild spicy sauce, wrap and pretzels?? calcium supplement

snack: apple?

early dinner (bed after): chicken wrap? with avocado - maybe even a whole avocado if i want to. (not doing the matzah only for passover - only at work since i work with an Israeli boss and don't need anymore problems with his opinions)

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

V on 03/25/2013:
Just catching up with your entries, sorry about your stress fracture :( Hoping for a quick recovery for you <3

supercheese on 03/25/2013:
lmao israeli boss. Im israeli and i have some ANAL family members. Im not doing matzah either. 1 slice = 300 calories? No thank you....

Puddles on 03/25/2013:
Have a great week.

legcramps on 03/25/2013:
See, we were both silly by not getting our injuries checked out sooner. Stay off that leg.

getmebackto150 on 03/25/2013:
Hope you have a great day! I too am just catching up with you and I hope that your stress fracture heals quickly!!! Thinking of you!!

hollybelle on 03/25/2013:
Hahahaha regarding Boss! That is very diplomatic! Have a good one, HOP!

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Mar 24, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

7am breakfast: 600 cal (high fiber hot cereal w/ almond milk, stevia & cinnamon, greek yogurt w/ flax and chia seeds, wrap with 1/2 an avocado) tea. (2 carb, one milk, one fat)

9:30am snack: 160 almonds. (one fat / 1 protein)

10:30am snack: greek yogurt 100 w. chocolate stevia and cinnamon (one milk)

1pm: huge lunch: tons of veggies, but some sauce too bc they were all cooked from the deli section of an amazing food store, and a wrap with chicken. maybe like 800, at least...

3pm  big apple 100 more.

4pm: 1/2 protein shake 110,

5pm: 1 wrap 90, one matza cracker 110: 310

2060...plus a soufflee type thing 280 more..so, total for today is: 2340. strawberries too. so more around 2400.

now i am going to bed, at 5:45pm. i am bummed about my leg and about the usual things. but mostly that i cannot even exercise like i want to. now i am going to have to start to watch calories more...as eating in these upper limits all the time is going to make me gain weight when i am going to have to be more sedentary that normal. :-(

not happy about not being able to walk. i don't really know what i'm gonna do. :-(


...driving to the foodstore, fancy one here near my new neighborhood, to get some good, cooked veggies, i am not cooking today.  and yes, i am being lazy & i don't care. i need to fix this acne problem, eat well, and get much more sleep. and if being lazy happens a bit these next few weeks, so be it. bc really, i need to start feeling better, i need for my leg to heal, and i need to get on with my good fitness goals. 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Puddles on 03/24/2013:
I looked up that little cooker that you ordered really neat. Let me know when you get it if it works. Have a great day.

OhioRaven on 03/24/2013:
Nice video on the StoneWave cookery.

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Mar 23, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

so....bc it's better to have eggs/eggwhites than cereal for breakfast all the time, and i feel that with the electric stove it's taking too long just to cook an egg lol...I have simplified things even further! i ordered a ceramic pot that cooks eggs in the microwave oven! without all the mess! yup, it was on an infomercial last night & not expensive in the least. I should have ordered it with expedited delivery, but chose the 3-6 week delivery method thinking that "maybe it will come next week anyways!!!!" crossing my fingers that it will come sooner than 3 weeks from now. 

here's what i ordered: http://stonewavecooker.com/

i plan to use it frequently - to have more nutritious breakfasts, and less of the "fiber one and almond milk" that i usually have because just that cereal and low cal milk is a waste of calories everyday - it doens't provide enough vitamins/nutrition for 300-350 calories. yes, it's tasty, but it's not nutritious.  i feel that i will be able to cook all sorts of things in this new-wave cooker and i will be able to have much more nutritius meals, fast, without the mess. for instance, it'll be nice to incorporate spinach or other veggies into my breakfast/eggs in the morning.

i can't wait till it comes. i know i can cook eggs in a mug or cup, but this cooker is no mess  -  so i'm waiting & for now i'll use the stove. on weekends, i'll probably cook on the stove still & less microwave, but i am trying to save my time on weekday mornings!


I am hoping that in a couple months, my leg will feel better. and in the summer, i'll be walking at the beach again :-)  i am not used to spending the whole day at home.  but since i have no plans this weekend, i guess i'll try to rest my leg more...and just do some upper body exercises at the gym.  doctor said i should be off my leg for 6 weeks! ugh.

breakfast: 550

1350 so far :-) healthy.

1490..added a granola bar.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Puddles on 03/23/2013:
Take care of yourself.

hollybelle on 03/24/2013:
So sorry about your leg. Stress fractures are hard to heal......I had one in the 80s......it did heal, but I had to stay off of it...no stress on it so it would heal. The stonecooker looks like a fun tool!

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 22, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

was diagnosed with a stress fracture in my leg :-( soo...doctor said i shouldn't even do minimal walking! i don't think i can fully listen - i can't imagine not even walking a lil bit!!!!

TGIF, happy weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6am breakfast: fiber one & almond milk 220, banana 110, low carb higher protein/fiber white soft! tortilla 120 : 450 - FANTASTIC

i have been so tired & stressed, my face looks like a warzone. never have i had such acne, all over, in my life. i'm 30! what's going on...

went back to sleep for about 1.5 hrs after breakfast, followed by second breakfast! lol: protein bar 210 and a wrap120 , 330 (those wraps are so tasty, glad i just had one!) and some chocolate tea with truvia/coconut milk 20


healthy lunch & snacking: 650 (lots of veggies!)

snack: sauteed veggies:

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/22/2013:
Sorry about your break-outs. Hormones??? Stress can sure do it. Hope you get some rest and de-stress soon!

V on 03/22/2013:
Geez sorry about the acne :( Hope you are able to decompress this weekend <3

getmebackto150 on 03/22/2013:
I agree TGIF! Not that this will make you feel better, but for the last 2 years (I'm 32 now) I've had worse acne than I had the previous 10 years... Apparantly 30 is the new 15 when it comes to hormones!!! hope it gets better!!

legcramps on 03/22/2013:
Hope you're able to get some rest soon!

Puddles on 03/22/2013:
Hope you have a stressless weekend.

hollybelle on 03/22/2013:
What stress fracture?? No! Better do what the doc says, though. It will heal faster if you listen to the doc...I know I sound like a mother! Hang in there.

Umpqua on 03/22/2013:
Whoa, take care of that leg so it doesn't get worse xx

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 21, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

busy day today, but i've been upping my sleep hours lately, and starting to feel a lil bit better. i don't wanna miss out on exercise today - so i might head downstairs for a lil walk before getting ready for work. my body woke me up early...knowing it doesn't wanna miss out on exercise either! later on, i have a dinner i need to go to after work ,but related to work. too much sitting! it will end on the late side, so i want to get some exercise in now, so maybe i can just go to bed after the dinner - as it is really close to home!

breakfast 1: fiber one and coconut milk 300

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 21, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

busy day today, but i've been upping my sleep hours lately, and starting to feel a lil bit better. i don't wanna miss out on exercise today - so i might head downstairs for a lil walk before getting ready for work. my body woke me up early...knowing it doesn't wanna miss out on exercise either! later on, i have a dinner i need to go to after work ,but related to work. too much sitting! it will end on the late side, so i want to get some exercise in now, so maybe i can just go to bed after the dinner - as it is really close to home!

breakfast 1: fiber one and coconut milk 300

around 2100-2200.


exercise: no gym, just some walking throughout the day...around 45 min total. NOT happy about it, but going to bed bc it's 10:20pm.

tomorrow i should get some nice walking in....bc i have the day off, a couple doctor's appts in the AM, and then couple errands, but i plan to go to the park if the weather holds for a nice walk.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Mar 20, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Woke up so hungry or maybe just with an appetite?? not sure. maybe not enough carbs last night? so confused with myself!....

2am: 2 granola bars 260

6:30am: wrap with 1/2 avocado: 290, yogurt 130, granola bar 130, coconut milk 50: 600

so far a bit high: 860...

snack: bar: 200, tea


lunch: chicken in wrap 400 or so & avocado half 150: 550


snack: banana??

dinner: lately i have been outrageously hungry, all the time. anyways, i was going to end the day with 2350, but i was hungry and didn't want to go to bed yet. so i had a small wrap 120 (bread part only!) and yogurt 130. total 250 more.

today's calories: 2600, ok.

exercise: great - full weights upper body, some abs & pushups, moderate cardio. around 40 minutes-50 minutes over the course of the day.  rest of the day was spent sitting.


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Supercheese on 03/20/2013:
usually when i wake up hungry it means im losing something!!! hope so for your sake!

hollybelle on 03/20/2013:
I woke up sick to my stomach and ate 1/2 a banana and was OK. Our systems can do strange things while we sleep!

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

tonight i am planning for mostly cardio at the gym, some leg weights. i am gonna wait till tomorrow for upper body..

Tuesday!...this week is gonna FLY!!!!!!

breakfast: lots of fiber one and coconut sugar free milk: 300, lots of tea...trying to use the bathroom before leaving for work...haha sorry!

snack: bar

snack bar and tea

lunch: spinach, chicken, avocado and pretzels and/or wrap lots and lots of pretzels, 3 servings. 

calories from morning till after lunch: too high, around 1750 (lunch was around 950)

total cal: 2350 or so. decent.  and very tired still...also having less caffeine, this could be why! lol

snack before gym: egg in wrap 200

snack after gym: protein bar and shake (yes, too much....)


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Puddles on 03/19/2013:
Have a great day.

OhioRaven on 03/19/2013:
Good Stuff.

getmebackto150 on 03/19/2013:
Hope you have a great day:)

legcramps on 03/19/2013:
Have a good one today!

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Mar 18, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

breakfast: wrap w/ some egg 200, half an avocado 150, milk 150, and then decided on a protein bar too 200 = 700...oops! haha i didn't realize it was already 500 without the bar...good stuff anyways :-)

snack: bar,tea

lunch: chicken, wrap, pretzels

snack: apple/carrot

dinner: chicken, wrap

exercise: i plan to take a walk around here after dinner it was snowing, so i stopped by the gym for 30 min cardio.

around 2100. good.

exercise: about 4mi cardio overeall the whole day. pretty good.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Puddles on 03/18/2013:
Enjoy your day.

Umpqua on 03/18/2013:
Congrats on getting used to the electric stove. I went from electric to gas and gas is so much easier. It's just tougher to gauge the temp with the electric but you'll get used to it. I hope you have a good week without too much work.

OhioRaven on 03/18/2013:
Have a heathy day, HOP.

V on 03/18/2013:
Hey I am so happy to hear that you are adjusting well in your new digs! Have you met any of your neighbors yet? RYC about the shakes, when you return your powder, I am sure they will have portable cups there for when you want to bring shakes to work with you.. Although I only drink mine for bfast and a pre bedtime meal, my blender comes with a separate single serve portable. mix and go. Hope that you have a good day :)

legcramps on 03/18/2013:
Hey! Hope things are going better for you at work. Sounds like you're adjusting to the new living space?

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