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Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Sep 25, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

Breakfast: grapes 40, oatmeal and almond milk 200, yogurt 110: 350 great.

 Lunch w. grandma...

snack: bran w. almond milk

dinner: 1/2 quesadilla at fridays, 2 salsa side dishes w. lettuce, too much diet coke!  hmmm, maybe like 900?

late snack: bran and almond milk 100

1950...overall, AWESOME! i LOVE that i didn't finish my quesadilla! :-) and it was good...well, it was a bit soggy, but still it was a quesadilla!

exercise: NONE. rest day!

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

moogy on 09/25/2010:
Yesterday was a good day HOP, I hope you have a good enjoyable healthy weekend. You are doing really well. I am proud of you.

just42day on 09/25/2010:
Within 1 lb of your goal! I'm so excited for you :)

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Sep 24, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

Wow, did another week just pass by!?

Late Breakfast: big apple 100, oatmeal and almond milk 200, yogurt and dark chocolate ovaltine 120: 420. good.

yogurt 130, bar, banana....850 total

Snack/Lunch, depending: 550, 20.

dinner: tofu 200, 150, apple 100, apple 100: 550

total: 2010

gym weights and walking.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 09/24/2010:
This week has really passsed quickly for me, too. Have a great weekend!

moogy on 09/24/2010:
Yes, life is whizzing by, another week closer to your goal, maybe this week is the week. What do you think HOP?

V on 09/24/2010:
Yes the week did seem to zip right by :) Have a good evening!!! I think this totally might be the week to meet your goal :)

tangalyn on 09/25/2010:
yep.,. time just flyin by, seems to go faster every week... hope u have a great day! :)

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Sep 23, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

breakfast: apple 100, rest of cooked cabbage and tofu 300, 2 servings pretzels 220: 620.

went to bed REALLY late, around 2:15. I was finishing reading a book,"Lucia, Lucia."  It's on the NY Times list and it was fabulous.

lunch: nectarine 100 big, cereal and milk 200, yogurt 150, more yogurt 160, popcorn too much fake butter 300, ice cream 400: 1310

tsf: 1930...blah.

snack: lots of fruit 220

total 2150.

snack: coffees 150

snack: bar, apple, diet soda: 260

total around 2560. ok. not great, not terrible by any means.

no exercise.

day off!


Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

loveray on 09/23/2010:
i have been wanting to read that book! maybe ill check it out. xoxo

hollybelle on 09/23/2010:
My friend gave me that book and I want to read it. I have too many going now - but someday.....good to know you liked it. I have recently read The Help - it was wonderful, but I'm not sure a younger person would "get" it as much as someone of my generation. My book club is reading the Steig Larsson triology: The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. So far we've only on the first one.....

moogy on 09/23/2010:
It is hard to put a rivitting book down, I have read a few of those myself, just have to get to the end. Then wish there was a series. I bet you will enjoy your sleep tonight. have a good day HOP

V on 09/23/2010:
Totally want to get that book now! thanks for the heads up :) Are you off today?

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Sep 22, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

i still consider friday, sept 3,  my last binge. so, today is the 22nd...that is 19 days of no binging, almost 3 weeks. yay.

IPOD success at the park! haha :-)

For the first time in over a year, i'm trying to charge my IPOD! (battery sometimes plays tricks on me...)yay, i can't wait to use it...especially at the park so this creepy guy doesn't bother me again! haha. usually, i walk and workout in silence...but i miss my music...and i want to download some new tunes!

Very hungry for carbs this morning. It kinda makes sense, though,because i had a lot of protein bars and artificial sugar yesterday.

Breakfast: large peach 100, oatmeal and almond milk 200, some leftover scrambled egg white 40, pretzels 110, yogurt w. ovaltine chocolate 130: 580. good. I was more hungry than usual.  oh, energy drink, too. 600

lunch: banana on wheat, greek yogurt w. some sf syrup and chocolate powder: 360 ok.

snack: yummy cooked cabbage w. mushrooms and tofu, spicy, with black pepper, salt, stirfry sauce, onion, garlic, peanut oil. 300?

snack: apple 100

dinner: protein bar 130, apple, peach (all kinda big) total 330

snack after gym: luna bar which didn't satisfy 180...so i did end up having more tofu and cabbage from what i made earlier. wow, it was a lot...and i have more for tomorrow! 320 more for a total of 500.

total: 2150...not good for weightloss, but otherwise it is a fine total. :-)

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 09/22/2010:
cabbage sounds yummmmy :)

loveray on 09/22/2010:
me too!! i ate one of those atkins protein bars yesterday, and it made my tummy yucky...cutting down on the artificial sweeteners today. xo

hollybelle on 09/22/2010:
Protein bars used to help me, but I have noticed they make me feel "weird" lately.

hollybelle on 09/22/2010:
And don't get me started on fake sugar - I can't give it up - but I'm considering working on it!

V on 09/22/2010:
Just make sure your ipod doesn't distract you to the point that your guard is down,Make sure creepy guy is in site at all times :)Have a good day!

KathyBlue on 09/22/2010:
Portuguese? LOL... Strange, Portuguese normally speak English :P. At least during my first year in Portugal I could get on well with people speaking English... then I learned Portuguese, yeah... I'm Hungarian, eheh. Don't worry, I think Portuguese guys love really white girls, if you're blond, white skin, you have the power upon him, lol! :)

Umpqua on 09/22/2010:
I hope you have a great day and enjoy your ipod!

loveray on 09/22/2010:
that cabbage stir fry sounds awesome!! yum.

V on 09/22/2010:
I wish, just a passion for fashion :) if you want to see the show, go to my fb page where you will find the link :) i hope you enjoy it as much as i did...

moogy on 09/22/2010:
Hey, the main thing is that you are feeling good. A few day of lower calories and a couple of higher and you will still be heading in the right direction. You are doing really well.

lose4sure on 09/22/2010:
I find that hungry for carb thing a challenge for me. If I can get over that hump I'll look forward to my 19 days of no binging!

moogy on 09/22/2010:
Nearly three weeks is absolutely worth celebrating, you are doing so well, I am really pleased for you and proud of you. Well done!!!

KathyBlue on 09/23/2010:
ok, brown, white skin does work also! I'm brown, white skin and already own a Portuguese guy, LOLOLOL.... :)

breakaway on 09/23/2010:
Wow great job! And glad you got your ipod to work at the park :D

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Sep 21, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

Breakfast: large peach 100, oatmeal w/ milk 200, yogurt w. ovaltine 120: 420.

Snack: banana on slice of wheat bread, milk: 260

(For lunch i've prepared a stir fry that i cooked after breakfast: bok choy, frying peppers, carrot, mushrooms, scrambled egg whites that i bought like a month ago and still haven't expired haha...shirataki tofu angel hair noodles (you can search them online, very low calorie) also...can probably get two servings at least out of this. also, stir fry sauce, a little sweet and low, seasonings...need to perfect this still...oh, a little bit of peanut oil at the beginning, too...)

My stir-fry came out pretty good and the noodles tasted GOOD. I will use them again in a stir-fry. I used to buy them and not really like them bc i couldn't think how to prepare them, but this worked.

Lunch: 600? lots of stir fry, but good and healthy.

snack: apple 100

snack: large coffee 120

snack: bar 130

snack: bar 230

snack: apple 100

total: around 2,000. good day.

exercise: 3 mi walk in AM, 35 min elliptical in PM



Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

*Hoss's_Mom* on 09/21/2010:
Hope you have a good day! I love peaches nut I think the supper markets are really soggy so I don't eat them much!!!!!

V on 09/21/2010:
I have those miracle noodles as well and they really are good! i haven't tried them in a stir fry yet but now I will, so far I have made them as a low fat mac n cheese( I haven't made that in a while) also just the noodles with ICBINB spray when I have my occasional pasta crave. Have a good day girly :)

getmebackto150 on 09/21/2010:
I LOVE those shiratake noodles!!!!! They are a GREAT low calorie pasta alternative!

moogy on 09/21/2010:
It is sounding like a great day so far HOP, I hope that the rest of it goes just as well. The stir fry sounds really good.

breakaway on 09/21/2010:
You always get some great exercise in. Good for u! Glad stir fry turned out yummy.

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Sep 20, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

Edit: My day ends at 2600 calories. Not good, not bad.  Could be SO MUCH WORSE. but still, i need to do better.  Tomorrow's a new day.


I'm not counting today as a binge, but i'm not proud of it either. Calories will be under 3,000...but they are still a bit too high.

breakfast: raspberries: 120, yogurt w. some ovaltine 120, bran and milk 180: 420.

snacks: coffee iced 80, protein bar 130, large apple 110: 320


late lunch: somewhat too much, stopped before i had an even bigger amount/binge: pretzels and tomato 170, microwave meal 360, apple 100, ICE CREAM 700 (this is really what did it!), nuts 250: 1580

tsf: 2320...ok...and i will have something light later...not great.

peach, 2400...


not sure if the stir fry will happen today....



...I plan to cook a stir fry at some point today! :-)...easy day for me...no work.

i also want to read some of this book!  ... can't just exercise all day, although that could be good, too, but not really what i find comforting!

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 09/20/2010:
I re-started the exercising at a very intense level (1 hour in the morning, 1-2 hours afternoon), and it tastes GREAAAT. I really missed this...

loveray on 09/20/2010:
hope you had a great weekend! did you fast / celebrate with family?

V on 09/20/2010:
Have a good day HOP!!!!!!!!

breakaway on 09/20/2010:
Nice breakfast :D Have a great day today!

legcramps on 09/20/2010:
Have a nice, easy day today!

KathyBlue on 09/20/2010:
you're having an EASY day??? Wow, doesn't seem like you :)

moogy on 09/20/2010:
I hope you have a controlled healthy eating day HOP. Maybe inspiration from a book will be just as good as something comforting.

V on 09/20/2010:
Just read your update, I am sorry you are struggling today :( You are right it could have been worse so I am happy to hear you were able to catch your slip up before it became a catastrophe

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Sep 19, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

exercise: AM bike ride for like 20-30 min, afternoon elliptical for 31 minutes haha, night walk for a little over a half hour :-) yes, great exercise!

edit: 1900....late dinner: big salad and dressinig, veggie burger, pretzels, big peach: 500 or so.

total around 2400. not a binge, that's really all that matters. :-)


update on hot gym guy in the previous entry :-)

Breakfast: fresh, sorta, fig 40, large peach 90, oatmeal 150, milk 50, chocolate powder 50: 380..oops, i had a yogurt too which i didn't calculate! ... 480

snack: FRUIT 120 or so.


snack: hot coffee?

lunch: starbucks egg wrap and coffee!...since i will be teaching right next door and i have a big break at lunchtime, for TWO hours. then some reading, I think. right now I will get out and do some bike riding...  bar of some sort...maybe from starbucks! haha.

....depending how i feel, i was thinking of heading to the gym during that lunch break, possibly not going to starbucks at that time, and doing cardio....i really should!...we'll see how i feel after this morning's bike ride!



Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

breakaway on 09/19/2010:
Hope your able to make it to the gym :D Have a great Sunday!

Umpqua on 09/19/2010:
I hope you have a great day and a good ride!

V on 09/19/2010:
If you don't make it to the gym just do a few exercises at home! Have a good day!

KathyBlue on 09/19/2010:
ahh careful with Brazilians, ehehehehe :)

moogy on 09/19/2010:
I am really enjoying seeing all the planning you are putting into your food. You know what you are having, or a least planning to have and working it in to a good programe. You have come a long way in a couple of weeks HOP. I am so pleased for you and you are right you do have a great start now and can move on to losing some weight. Maybe we could swop houses and you could have my summer!!!

V on 09/19/2010:
Did someone say Starbucks???? LOL You didn't binge and your meals were healthy,we all sometimes overshoot our caloric goals but sometimes the body might need a little more fuel....Still think you should at least say hello to Brazil Boy LOL!

just42day on 09/20/2010:
Great job w/no binges! Congrats. Congrats, too, on all your great exercise! You're doing so well. :)

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Sep 18, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

It seems my weight has at least stabalized and I'm still at around 136 in the morning, empty stomach. Hopefully I can break into under 135 really soon. Progress hasn't been bad, but it's gonna take time....and I am prepared for it this time around. I know once I can get the ball rolling, the weightloss will definitely become EASIER. I am not yet in a full weightloss mode, it seems my body is hanging on, seeing if I will binge again. I haven't binged and don't plan on it.

I cannot even believe that September is almost over. Time goes by sooo quickly! Well, I do still have about a week and a half of September left. In this time, my goal is to get below 135.

too all who celebrated and fasted today, i hope you had an easy fast. i stayed home, practically in bed all day, as fasting really was difficult to do, as it is for so many people.  it felt good after all was said and done, to purge my body and start fresh on this Yom Kippur day.

dinner was spent with friends of our family: nothing too crazy. i ate really well for dinner, splurged a little on dessert. either way, i don't think i ate more than 1500-1600. all in all, a good day.

no exercise, wasn't feeling up to it today.

Update on the gym dude: i saw him Friday night. I didn't talk to him. He gave me a serious look, perhaps he thinks i'm staring at him...although i really don't. i made sure not to even workout anywhere near him.  He comes in and does his workout really intensely and quickly and runs out. I don't think he's there to meet girls, at all. I think he's hot, but this guy is off limits to me. Also, i was told he doens't speak English well? He looks like he's a white American, apparently he's brazilian? lol. who knew!

he's nice to glance at every now and again. but that's gonna be all. there'll be others. and i'll be sure to update if anything changes.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

moogy on 09/18/2010:
It was lovely to read that you enjoed your dinner with family and friends after your fast. I am so pleased that you are feeling stronger and more in control. I am sure that your weight will go down as soon as you are ready to lower your intake. You just need to do what you need to do for now. I have no doubt that you can succeed. Have a good evening, I will catch up with you tomorrow.

V on 09/18/2010:
You should feel proud that you are doing so well, the pounds will drop soon, patience ;) have a good day HOP

breakaway on 09/19/2010:
And we all know, when you least expect it, what you are looking for always shows up ;) Hope you hit 135 very soon :D Have a great day today!

breakaway on 09/19/2010:
And we all know, when you least expect it, what you are looking for always shows up ;) Hope you hit 135 very soon :D Have a great day today!

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Sep 17, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

2350, total cal. not really low, not really high. i am doing good. no real weightloss, and lately my weight has been a little over 136. but that is just due to normal fluctuations :-)

breakfast: one fresh fig! 40, apple 90, oatmeal with milk and chocolate powder 250, pineapple cottage cheese 140: 520.

early lunch: eggwhite on biscuit, bran, coffee: 430

snack: rice cakes, sorta like them anyways, and a peach: 200

early dinner?: yogurts w. a little granola and ovaltine 300, tofu sandwich 200

tsf: 1650, ok.

snack: tofu sandwich...not very hungry...but tired....but really felt i needed energy for the gym...who knows. 200, feeling i did have the calories to blow on a snack anyway.

dinner protein BARS: 500...a bit much, almost leading to a binge, but being that it's a fasting holiday, i just couldn't do it anymore...i will NOT binge again, i can do this! :-) and i am doing this.


Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

liza36 on 09/17/2010:
Figs are delicious! I should eat them more.

legcramps on 09/17/2010:

KathyBlue on 09/17/2010:
ok, figs are cool but how're things w the gym dude?!

loveray on 09/17/2010:
congrats on the no binging!!! i hope you have a wonderful weekend and an easy fast if you are fasting. xo

breakaway on 09/17/2010:
Great looking menu :D Have a great day today!

moogy on 09/17/2010:
I know that you struggle with not getting out of control. I just wanted you to know how proud I have been of you over these past two weeks. I know that is hasn't been easy, but it is totally worth the effort because of the feeling that you have when you feel good about yourself. Well done. I hope you finish out your day really well and have a good weekend.:)

V on 09/17/2010:
Bravo HOP!!!!!! Take a bow :) Wonderful job your mini goal is around the corner!!!! :)

breakaway on 09/18/2010:
Mini goal...coming up! Great job and have a wonderful day today :D

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Sep 16, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 136.0

Thanks for all of your "GUY advice" you are awesome, ladies!

Had a great day yesterday in upstate NY...not that far upstate, but enough.  Dutchess County.  I went to visit a friend of 10 years who i originally met in an orchestra i played in.

anyways, lots of biking and walking :-) on wednesday.

today, lots of driving home! I also drove her into NYC on my way home, which added probably 45 mintues onto my drive. Thankfully, I wasn't late for work at 4:30pm.

eating yesterday was probably around 2200.

eating today is around 1600. I've been snacking this evening, and it's almost midnight and i'm hungry. but i've given up and i'm just gonna go to bed. because i just had food...and really don't need anymore.

I have not binged in a long time now...let's calculate...but i have now been tempted to binge MANY times and it's getting a bit harder...i CAN do this!..

last binge was still Friday, Sept 3.  So I'm doing good. It's been 13 days, almost 2 weeks. :-)

calories are not always very low, but not binging is much more important to me right now. and i'm doing good and I am feeling better.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

V on 09/16/2010:
I am happy that you are really thinking out your actions in determining the difference between hunger and binging :) You are doing a great job :) BRAVO!!!!! SO PROUD OF YOU :)

moogy on 09/16/2010:
Yes, you can overcome bad habits. You have done really well and it was an unusual circumstance today. I have often seen scenery of upstate NY and it looks so green and inviting. I was just picturing you biking and walking on pathways through lovely scenery. Don't tell me if I am not right, I like the picture I have of you!!!:) I agree with you that you have been doing really well for a couple of weeks now. I am really pleased for you and proud of your determination. I am so glad that you are feeling better.

panda22 on 09/17/2010:
I'm so proud of you for going 2 weeks without binging! It's so hard to break patterns and develop healthy ones, and you've reached a major milestone! Keep it up and keep fighting...you can do it! I also love your attitude about the calories and not setting a limit and just focusing on not binging. I know that will get you far!

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