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Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday May 29, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

breakfast: strawberries 50, whole wheat hamburger roll with 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter 350: 450 and a few sprays of oil 420 total. woke up starving and weak.

snacking: 400 (muscle milk a new flavor around 200 and a protein bar around 200)

lunch: a bit too high, but healthy 700 or so (microwaved spinach, chicken drumstick and some extra meat, small slice avocado, small bag sun chips, small pickled with some oil and nuts eggplant from boss, small banana)

snack: big apple, some sugar free bad liquids (diet juice Snapple and another drink bad girl, but would rather not break this habit!) 150 or so.

dinner: tons of spinach (60?)  and carrots with a little sautee olive oil 100 at most?, and a wonderful 2% fage greek yogurt with a lot of cinnamon and some coconut stevia. nice. 310 or so.

2010...good, especially considering the higher calories earlier in the day, will probably have a snack tonight after swim.

snack after pool: got almost shaky and dizzy after swimming and also bc I left late, around 10pm...250 cal of a protein bar.

total cal 2250, decent!

exercise: 20 min swim, followed by the last beginner swim class :-) I will take a break from classes, probably until the fall. Or, I will sign up for the next adult level, but not go to every class...and I will make sure to take WEEKEND classes, no more during the week as 9pm is too darn late!

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

grannyannie on 05/29/2013:
I'm always hungry when I wake up! Have a great day!

OhioRaven on 05/29/2013:
Hope you feel better. It's a beautiful day. Take care of yourself HP.

skinnygrlwithin on 05/29/2013:
Waking up hungry is a good sign in my opinion... your metabolism was going all night long!

legcramps on 05/29/2013:
Hope you're doing better now and not so weak.

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday May 28, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

happy Tuesday all :-D

calories have been moderate today and exercise will be 30 minutes at pool (unmotivated to do anymore...would rather read & relax tonight!)

calories so far are 2000.

approx. 2200. success. (snack after swim was almond milk, cottage cheese, and an apricot)

 I told my boss I will not be working overtime until my legs improve more bc there are things I need to do for them after work and leaving late is not leaving me enough time.

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

supercheese on 05/28/2013:
Have a relaxing day!

V on 05/28/2013:
Good to see that you got out of work at a decent hour!! Have a nice relaxing evening :)

Horn_of_plenty - Monday May 27, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 123.0

Good Morning & Happy Memorial Day :-D

the plan is definitely to be lazy...my legs need to recover, and I need to rest them much more. less driving today, just to pick up groceries for the week and to the gym...not too much more...

7am Healthy Breakfast to start the day :-D 2 cups of strawberries, maybe even a lil more, 100, rice cake with sunflower seed butter 150, oatmeal with almond milk 250: 500.

9am snack cottage cheese 4% 150 and black bean chips 200: 350

lunch: sautéed greens (from health food store), some babaganoush, wild rice!!! yes I actually ate a healthy grain! that hasn't been processed and it was so good, chicken breast, and almond milk: around 650

snack: 350 healthy, but overdone, maybe I was hungry...?

snack after gym: frozen yogurt which I was looking forward to since I knew I was going to the gym! 200

dinner: 300, I was trying for less, just a snack, but I was hungry.

so overall, 2350, not terrible.

gym: abs, pushups and upper body weights.

was gonna go to the gym now, but will go later on & maybe read now / cook now.

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

hollybelle on 05/27/2013:
Have a good one, HOP!

V on 05/27/2013:
Hey there! Just catching up with your entries, sorry your legs are still giving you grief :( Enjoy your extra day off girl <3

grannyannie on 05/27/2013:
Sounds like good plans. Have a great day!

Mskitty on 05/28/2013:
I hope this day brings fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.

legcramps on 05/28/2013:
Good job on the healthy grains, next up... quinoa??? Come on, you know you wanna.

Too bad your legs are not playing well; I hope this rest will help them out and give them a chance to heal more.

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

aside from having a good weekend & eating more in moderation, my legs are not feeling good at all. I am nervous as heck that they start heeling faster. it's been around 2 months now with no real recovery, but definitely not getting worse. now I am starting to panic a little bit & realize I might really need to revamp my diet and full lifestyle if I do indeed want to see change so that I may be in the NYPD one day. will I prevent my dream from coming true by sticking to a poor diet which will prevent a good recovery? Am I that stupid?  Apparently, yes.

I may have to really revamp my ways...for me this is not easy, I feel my schedule is too packed during the week for me to do anything moderately but apparently, I may have to make a change(s). I don't want to as I am happy now, but I guess my body isn't.

ugh, it would be a big change...basically to not eat any artificial things...especially and including stevia. not sure I want to start now, but maybe I have to very soon.

is it my diet which caused my stress fractures? did I really do this to my own body?


having nice weekend, just laying low and taking my time on my errands :-D

7am breakfast: strawberries 50, oatmeal, almond milk, and cinnamon 250, almonds 170: 470, good & healthy.

 9am snack: black bean chips 200 and small cottage cheese 100: 300, very good.

healthy lunch: lots of store-bought but VERY healthy cooked veggies, some chicken, in a low cal wrap. around 550

snack: strawberries: 50

1400, excellent...actually, closer to 1450

snack later will probably be frozen yogurt, followed by a healthy dinner.

exercise was 30 minutes at the pool

almost at the point where I try to give up on all artificial foods....I should have a long time ago...but it's hard....but I do realize I need to get my legs better...

snacking/turned to dinner: frozen yogurt (with stevia)...see, so easy to choose it...150, tons of grilled veggies 150, more roasted veggies 200, chips 150: 650-700

total: 2150, good.

been doing lots of reading, hoping to finish my book either tonight or tomorrow. I started it yesterday! :-D it's SO NICE to have time off, extra day this weekend, and NO PLANS. I needed this. lol, i'd take a whole week of this if I could! hahahaha



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

OhioRaven on 05/26/2013:
Good day, HP.

grannyannie on 05/26/2013:
Very healthy plans. Have a good one.

supercheese on 05/26/2013:
Have a good one!

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

good morning & happy 3-day weekend, taking some time to do laundry while the machines are all free!

healthy breakfast: strawberries 50, high fiber hot cereal with almond milk and half an avocado 350 = 400

went home to do an errand for my folks, then more runs for me...good afternoon overall.  now thinking/trying to take a nap/read before going swimming this afternoon :-D

tonight my friend and I are skipping out on the game that she won tickets to because of the bad weather (hopefully it'll be cancelled anyways!! and we can go on the raindate!) and we are meeting at my place to go to dinner. good weekend overall! she decided she didn't wanna drive in the poor weather...doesn't bother me as i'd rather relax too.

calories so far are pretty good, 1450, but I don't wanna eat too much more bc I want to enjoy dinner out!

snack: plum 50

snack: black bean chips 200

lol, lots of snacking bc I am home, tomorrow I may go to the bookstore, no big plans for the weekend...which I am basically happy about. 300 (could be more, but counting it as 300) lots of roasted mushrooms (like 2 cups!) and spaghetti squash with peas (2 cups here also) (picked up some prepared foods today....may go back for more tomorrow!)

2000 so far, pretty decent, planning for around 300 cal later and that's it.

2200 total cal. success.

exercise: 35-40 minutes in pool

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

hollybelle on 05/25/2013:
YES - 3 Day Weekend!!!

grannyannie on 05/25/2013:
Good start to the day and the long weekend!

Supercheese on 05/25/2013:
have a good one HOP!

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

not getting by well at all.. we have had 2 days of new software training at my work, but I don't have the electrical background, so I am not going to be able to use the software as well as others. another reason why I want out of this job so bad....time is NOT on my side.

breakfast through ride home from work: 1400

at home: tons of veggie, but in oil/roasted: 500 or so...fine


snack: 2 smallish plums...overdid the eating after work (got out early for the holiday) stressing far too much, but on the weekend I plan to relax, fully!

1980..energy drink 20


plum 50, cottage cheese 4% with cinnamon 150: 200

2200............need to go to sleep!


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

Umpqua on 05/24/2013:
I hope you can get some R&R in this weekend HOP!

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

plan for tonight is to leave work around 4:30 and go home for early dinner followed by swim. go to bed early. similar for Friday, but probably weights.

this week is really messed up.  I skipped exercise Monday night due to exhaustion and last night bc I went to physical therapy and then was too tired to leave my apt again to go swim. so no exercise, twice in a week. I hardly EVER do something like that.

breakfast: 2 weight watchers wraps 160, with sunflower seed butter 200, a banana 120, and almond milk 50: 530, good.

snack: bar, coffee?

LEGS have gotten a bit worse, i don't know why, they were starting to recover...

anyways, food is pretty good today so far...

1350 cal since lunch....

snack on the way home: probably an apple...

dinner at deli before driving home: 550

1900...forcing myself to the pool........... :-(

after the pool I felt better, stopped by a supermarket with a lot of ready-made and cooked veggies.

around 2250 total cal, fine.

exercise: 35 minutes in pool :-D

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

skinnygrlwithin on 05/23/2013:
You're overtired and definitely in need of rest, don't beat yourself up for not making it to the gym as much as you wanted to. Sometimes rest is just as important as the workout.

Puddles on 05/23/2013:
Just don't give up we all have messed up weeks. Wishing you a great day.

grannyannie on 05/23/2013:
Yea, overtired makes it hard to workout. I've sometimes forced myself anyway, sometimes finish, sometimes not. Hang in there!

nenak on 05/23/2013:
Your hanging on despite the week throwing everything it has at you x

legcramps on 05/23/2013:
Get some rest tonight. EARLY BEDTIME. Repeat that three times. Then write it on a sticky note with black marker and post it on your t.v. and bathroom mirror. And then tell a co-worker that "you really need to get to bed early tonight". If you don't get some rest, your workouts will suffer and you won't get the best out of 'em. Why do them if you can't get your best from them?

legcramps on 05/23/2013:
P.S. Sometimes meditation puts me to sleep, because self-reflection is boring. No i'm just kidding, but it might help relax you enough to fall asleep faster.

legcramps on 05/23/2013:
P.S.S. and then, there's always wine...

V on 05/23/2013:
LOL @ legcramps, ditto what she said especially about the wine ;) hahahaha

I seriously hope that jerk of a boss of yours will let you leave work early so you can get a swim in and in bed early..

Have a wonderful evening HOP <3

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

too hungry: 2 fiber one rolls, 220, almond milk a ton 120, sunflower seed butter 100, chips 300, sesame oil 100: 840

snack: protein bar, some coffee 310 approx.

1150 cal so far, before lunch. maybe skipping swim tonight and just going on my own...it's too late at night for the class (9pm is toooo late!) I will just go the last day, next week Wednesday at 9pm and maybe take a vacation day on Thursday.

really, i just need to catch up on sleep...and that 9pm class sucks. i feel bad paying and missing so many, more than half but oh well. (I will practice / swim on my own, EARLIER in the evening in efforts to continue my exercise but not skimp out on necessary sleep as I'm already shot this week)

lunch: "healthy" wrap 600 fried egg whites, turkey, wheat wrap, some tomato. diet snapple, yeah, bad girl having a diet drink. was good.

1750 = good so far and i can end the day well by having moderate snacks/dinner

car ride home: most of a big apple, small plum tomato, small Kirby cucumber: 100 or so


light dinner: tons of spinach, heated in microwave with dressing 120, cheese in a wrap 140, some strawberries 50: 300 or so, good.

2150...thinking about skipping out on exercise...probably not the best decision...but tired!

skipped all exercise. and had two granola bars that I was craving since the morning.

2450, decent.


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

Puddles on 05/22/2013:
have a great day.

Umpqua on 05/22/2013:
I hope you have an excellent day!

nenak on 05/22/2013:
You need to catch up with your rest then you might get back to the class it is quite late

legcramps on 05/22/2013:
Sounds like you had an interesting weekend ;) Have a good one today.

Oh, and FULL waxing??? Wow, I thought I was pretty tough just getting my legs done... LOL.

nenak on 05/22/2013:
If you sign up you kinda know It's always available when you can manage it so I'd probably do the same x

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

around 2000 calories. not good, GREAT.

exercise: maybe even close to 1.5 hours of weights, upper body, pushups, abs, and legs (legs to me right now is just inner/outer thighs) as my legs are still not good at all. did it all & I feel so much better tonight, like it's the first time I actually feel awake during this entire day! feels good when the blood is flowing faster through your body's veins, you know!?

dinner was light, with a big apple on the car ride home as well. then, after my workout, I went next door for healthier frozen yogurt...better alternative to ice cream and good after a hardcore weights workout! :-D

goodnight. in bed a tad late bc I had to wait till after I got home to do laundry...is ok! goodnight ladies!



Lunch was good: change of pace: wheat wrap with fried egg whites & turkey & spicy mustard. around 550

Feeling a little better, itching to leave at 5...maybe I will strike the nerve to say I need to.

calories up until after lunch: 1250 = GREAT...


10am at work:

Ladies, I feel so tired I do not know what to do.  I have a headache, slightly dizzy, my stomach bothers me.   It's not upset, just feels like someone is constantly punching me.  I am not sure I can get through this workday, let alone week.  I already skipped out on exericse last night...now praying i get my wind back in me so that I can go tonight...

10am snack: decaf coffee with a lot of milk (or may have been cream) 100, bar 200= 300


earlier entries:

7am Breakfast: 2 fiber one rolls 220, almond milk 60 or so, sunflower seed butter 100= 400 or so.

3am and i'm awake. I will try to go back to sleep, for sure. even though Sunday night was fun, there's no way that I can get together with him again late before work...my whole week got screwed up.  it's ok though, bc I knew this might happen. I even skipped all exercise after work yesterday bc I was so tired. luckily, I made good choices, didn't overeat, and went to bed shortly after dinner...like around 7:30pm...

(I did go back to sleep again after I woke up at 3am...seems I really needed to try to catch up a bit on sleep last night. I probably slept overall 8-9 hours.  I wish I could just work my set hours today & come home, have dinner, swim, and go to bed....30 minutes overtime is really frustrating...)

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

grannyannie on 05/21/2013:
Hope the week improves. At least you got a lot of good sleep!

Puddles on 05/21/2013:
Take care of yourself. Hope your week gets better and have a good day.

getmebackto150 on 05/21/2013:
I hope you feel better soon!! Yuck, its no fun feeling off:(

skinnygrlwithin on 05/21/2013:
The lack of sleep definitely sounds like it's catching up with you... get some rest and go easy on yourself.

nenak on 05/21/2013:
Hope you feel better soon

Umpqua on 05/21/2013:
I hope you get back on track with your sleep. RE microwaving the muffins, have you checked out Chocolate Covered Katie's site? Lots of great healthy recipes and she has tons of microwave options.


V on 05/21/2013:
Well it can't hurt to ask to leave early, it's worth a shot right? I hope you have a restful FULL night's sleep <3

thenewmle on 05/21/2013:
Hope you get a good nights sleep! Take care of yourself!

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

last night was great with the guy.  we are friends...with benefits...but I feel he is VERY good to me & a nice guy...

I was VERY tired at work for obvious reasons, we fell asleep probably for 2 hours, but he left at 1am late!

I don't regret it. but my boss could tell I was beat! lol haha.  definitely cannot do this again in the near future. I can't believe how much was taken out of me from just staying up late!!! gosh...

not much of an appetite actually...whatever we did last night completely suppressed it

calories so far: 1750 or so, good. I may skip the pool...I am only going if I can get some sleep between now & then (will try to get at least an hour or two now..if I can't I may skip...)

I skipped exercise on Monday (actually slept through my phone alarm to get up around 8pm)....and Tuesday shall be swimming I think...weights planned for Thursday only...

around 1950, woke up and ate 200 calories (2) fiber one hamburger buns at close to 10pm.

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

V on 05/20/2013:
I just posted on your previous entry..Glad to hear ya had a good evening :)

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