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Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Feb 22, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

went to sleep 2 hours ago only to toss and turn since....can't sleep!!!!!!!!!

going to weigh myself every darn day... 

breakfast: egg white 170 omelette w. spinach 10, tomato 10, scallion 10,  topped w. some gazpacho 30, alongside a yogurt 80.  total: 310 was great!

snack: LARGE protein shake using a mix of 2 protein packets and unsweetened almond milk and ice from the health food store: around 290.

extra snacks: med iced coffee 70, drink packets in glasses of water 70

lunch: beans/almonds.240

dinner: eggplant rollettes from the celentano frozen foods. w. veggie. 400, sooo hungry: salad also 50, cup milk90, plain yogurt w. cinnamon for dessert.90 total: 630

total cal: 1610!

wow. nice job to me. very happy with this number...although i must say i am even more happy with low carb eating. for some reason i was really shakey before dinner, which is weird, bc usually when eating low carb you lose a lot of that shakey/low sugar feelings.  i'm good now. so glad i'm still having dairy. will possibly continue with dairy if the weightloss is really good...if not i'll have to remove it. but, dairy satisfies me and i like having it so i'll try hard not to have to remove it until i must since i need to look leaner for the wedding coming up!

exercise: one hour again elliptical at gym. no abs, no pushups. stretching.

have a good day.

going to clean the bathroom....i've put it off for too long!

Progress as of today: -14 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

mama_nurse on 02/22/2009:
you have a good week too!!! and congrats on your cals!!! keep up the good work!

Maria* on 02/22/2009:
1610...YAYYYY!!! Hope you rest better tonite.

As for weighing every day...I think it's a good idea!

Big smile to you! :-)

thinnside40 on 02/22/2009:
Looks like a good day for sure... Congrats..... Sorry yer tossin -n- turnin in hopes of getting some zzzzzz's....

Re: How old is your g'ma ~ She turned 90 in October.... She is a couple weeks ( suppose to be ) from going back home to live independently... She is recouping from shunt surgery & a couple complications, but GOING HOME... minues her lil' companion dog who had to be put down (cancer), so I hope she does o.k. and not get too lonely... We will visit her as much as possible..... We make the rounds every weekend we can usually, as it is easier for us to be on the move than for my parent's, g'ma & aunt to come out to us.... Can't get back time in making memories and reflecting upon ones already made....

Nighty Night!

selina on 02/23/2009:
Good Job!

selina on 02/23/2009:
Yes, I've been running but I'm mostly walking... maybe 30% running and 70% fast walking. I run using my nordic poles, it's great for balance and support. I've seen many doing that and it works for me!

loveray on 02/23/2009:
love you, hope all is well!! xoxo

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 21, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

i've been craving pb since yesterday. so i had it for breakfast along with some green packet in my water.  i've been having more oil in my diet and my skin isn't perfect, but it feels better. moister.

breakfast: 550. i'm going to spend some time looking over my past diary entries now. plans for today: library, gym, movie.  i want  to walk outside but it is cold and i know i'll accomplish MORE at the gym.

lunch and snacks: protein shakes: 550 total.

early dinner/late snack: lots of salted fresh edamame, little soup, little salad, yogurt: 500....beans...

so far: 1700...will have about 2,000 today.

total 1800. not the best, but it's under 2,000.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

haha_love2laugh on 02/21/2009:
sounds like a good idea to eat more nutritious oils to help your skin!!! Kepp it up!

mama_nurse on 02/21/2009:
Have a great day!!! :) What movie are you going to?

Maria* on 02/21/2009:
Have a good workout at the gym!!! :-)

starfish on 02/21/2009:
I've been craving PB too! last night I dreamed about a PB and J sandwich! LOL!

haha_love2laugh on 02/21/2009:
Good day!!! how many cqls are you trying to eat?

Beth201p on 02/21/2009:
Sounds like you are doing great. Enjoy your workout. :)

thinnside40 on 02/21/2009:
Ugh.... I made 5 doz. PB cookies @ my parent's tonight.... I did eat "1", but had a hard time doing that.. Making them and having Crisco go into the recipe was the "hang-up".. I did taste, cause they are going to be sold for a fund-raiser.... My poor dad had let my mom try to make some and they turned out pretty sad.... I felt so sorry for them both...Pushed up my sleeves and got to work... I enjoyed doing it and my dad just gave me that "whew... THANK YOU sissy!" lok......

I saw some "greenie" packets @ the health food store yesterday and thought about you.. LAmost bought one, but just couldn't do it... I have horrible gag refux issues.... PICKY! Maybe someday I will.....

Night Night..... Glad to see a good day again for you!

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 20, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

not sure on cals. probably around 2200. mostly low carb. i will stick with dairy till the end of the month. then, March is only lean meats/proteins and veggies. no more dairy. i will see how that goes. i have been feeling better with the low carb diet. i feel less bloated.

no exercies. going to bed really early. feeling tired of this week. didn't do awesome on all my tests this week. need to do better next week.

foods today:

breakfast: 2 eggs, 3 eggwhite omelette. little bran sprinkled on top. glass milk.

extra snack: decaf coffee

snack: plain greek yogurt (my new snack in the mornings at school)

lunch: green beans and almonds w. some olive oil added and a decaf coffee

early large snack mixed with dinner: huge protein/fiber shake, grilled veggies, grilled squash, pint of seaweed salad w. carrots, and a package of green beans/almonds. yeah, it's hard to imagine i could fit this into my stomach. almost binged on pb instead of the green beans/almonds. thank god i didn't.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

haha_love2laugh on 02/20/2009:
keep going and I'm SURE you will do better next week, please let me know how the no dairy thing goes, and are you going to take a calcium supplement to replace them?

loveray on 02/20/2009:
eliminating dairy is always the trick for me- i dont crave sugar or as many fats during that time. however, it's so hard for me to get off eating yogurt, especially. cheese and milk i can do without, but the yogurt...i guess the culture helps to digest better- maybe i should make this a goal too for march so i am ready for the big mexico trip! i am definitely not in bikini shape...xoox

haha_love2laugh on 02/20/2009:
yeah, i know but i have an adult that is trying to lose weight but she can't seem to find nything that will help. I need extra calcium right now so i wouldnt even CONSIDER THAT, but thanks for the advice.

thinnside40 on 02/20/2009:
I'm not a real big milk drinker.... In cereal, coffee & sometimes chai tea...Skim all the way.... Then, the eggs I've been eating are BIG brown ones from right out my kitchen door... Getting 5-6 eggs a day still from my hens....

Your plans are comong to fruition and I KNOW that has top make you feel better in itself.... Proud of you!

selina on 02/21/2009:
Hey HoP! I was wondering why you are quitting dairy in March... personaly, i don't drink milk except with coffee because I seem to be allergic to it. It bothers my asthma whenever I drink a glass of milk. I do eat a lot of foods high in calcium, and that seems to work since my blood test didn't show any defficiency of calcium. But, if you can drink milk, why stop?

Keep up with your good work, HoP, and hang in there!

hollybelle on 02/21/2009:
Hey there. Not bad - get some rest and hit those books! You can do it! Why no diary next week? Take calcium if you do that! (Yes, mother) sorry to nag....but we don't want to be little bent over ladies when we get older, now do we! LOL!

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Feb 19, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

breakfast: omelette w. cheese, glass milk: 500

snack: yogurt: 100

lunch: subway salad: around 200

large, satisfying snack: HUGE tasty protein/fiber shake: around 400

total so far: 1200 good.

later: i plan on eggplant rollettes (microwavable by celentano foods i believe if you want to look it up) low carb, but high fat. tasty! and lettuce. around 450 at most.

total: 1650. good, fine!

exercise- one hour elliptical no matter what!

also: need to study but will go to bed no matter what at a good hour. no need to lose sleep over the tests tomorrow, that's for sure.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

haha_love2laugh on 02/19/2009:
good day, food wise and all, doesnt it feel good sometimes to have a large filling snack??

thinnside40 on 02/19/2009:
I am so glad to hear you more relaxed about testing....

Have a pleasurable evening!

Maria* on 02/19/2009:
Looks like you did real well with your cals and exercise again today! :-)

starfish on 02/19/2009:
great day HOP!

Donkey on 02/20/2009:
I LOVE eggplant!

Donkey on 02/20/2009:
Have you considered weight training, instead of so much time doing cardio? I think it would serve you better.

loveray on 02/20/2009:
looks like a great day, honey! protein always does the magic trick for me. i wish you a happy, healthy weekend. xoxo

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Feb 18, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

day 1...sorta low carb but there were some sugars for sure.

breakfast: piece salmon from leftovers, milk: 500

snack: yogurt w. sweetner 140

lunch: beans upon beans, olive oil, almonds, coffee: 340

early large dinner and dessert: 350 microwave meal, 4 red peppers 120, cucumber w. dressing 50, two yogurts w. pb and jelly in them 400. total here: 920 too  much obviously.

total: 1900 not bad though. but no gym. i'm still exhausted.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

loveray on 02/18/2009:
looks like a great day! it usually works for me to have a high protein breakfast. xoxo

haha_love2laugh on 02/18/2009:
not bad, but i like the big early dinner idea, helps your body digest before resting.

hopinforachange on 02/18/2009:
good job today!

Maria* on 02/18/2009:
Beans are ALWAYS good! I love them! Especially lima beans!

Your 1900 looks real good...get some rest. Sometimes that is better for one than gym.

thinnside40 on 02/18/2009:
Lookin mighty good & TASTY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm back at my old ways of "staples" EVERY DAY in hope of making a difference again.. Gotta do something that works......

Have a great evening!

mama_nurse on 02/18/2009:
Have a great day!!!

legcramps on 02/19/2009:
Hey, gotta love beans!

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Feb 17, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

before 4pm: 640.

after: 320 beans/almonds, 110 cucumber and dressing, 110 3 peppers, 350pizza, 240yogurt., pb and j and milk 630  done.  1760 total.

total: 2400....cake. 800..100

total: 3300. ugh.

i'm tired and just down on everything.

i feel like i'm hopeless right now.

what should i do?

should i just go low carb? and stick to it? can i stick to anything?

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

haha_love2laugh on 02/17/2009:
you are doing a low cal thing, which DOES trip people up frequently(although i do it and haven't seemed to have any problems YET [knock on wood!!!]) and i think that mayube you should try just plain old healthy eating, counting the servings of each food group you get, go back to basics.

WI3 on 02/18/2009:
You know what I am wondering, I am wondering if your thyroid is underactive. After going through all this stuff with my thyroid lately, I wonder. Here is a website that talks about the symptoms and stuff: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

I know that the 'bingy' feelings I was having, were very real and way out of my control. But the Thyroid and adrenals play a HUGE role in our health. Take care sweetie

mcwoo40 on 02/18/2009:
What i think i will do when i feel in a bingy mood, to grab the dog lead and go for a walk.Can't you do something simular,do some housework your mum will be impressed.Stay strong,Julie

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Feb 16, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

this is an extra entry for today. i'm going to calculate my calorie total average per day since January 1st, the new year.

let's see if my weight should have maintained, wen't up, or down: 

45 days, avg calories per day:  2360. not good by ANY means. how come last month i thought i could to this. but i've just been gaining weight continuously still?? so much trouble.

i can't even make it better fast and simply.  i must forget this. stay determined. change my ways. i couldn't concentrate at all today. was thinking about food since i got up! ugh.


Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Feb 16, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

total cal not good: 3310. great job, jk. i let food consume me today.  no exercise besides some shopping with dad.

breakfast: large:  2 greek  yogurts miked together with fiber i added in: 240, 2 ice cream pops 180 total: 420.

snack: tofu corndog, yogurt: 240 :) good.

out to lunch: around 400

snack: 2 yogurts 260, bran crackers.100..maybe ice cream 270...chips 450..pizza 350, apple 70. is ok.  1500 right here...pb and jelly: 650, milk 100 total: 2250

 because i'm able to just hang around this morning, i'm going to spend some time on here commenting!  i miss commenting on EVERYONE'S entries but i just cannot do it each day of the week. so whenever i do get a chance, it's something i like to do!  happy belated valentine's day to all of you! (since i think i forgot to write happy v-day yesterday...)

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

Maria* on 02/16/2009:
Hope you're having a nice day today! I think that is so SWEET that you take the time to spend time with your Grandma! I had a wonderful Grandma, too and I remember wonderful times we had together!!!

mama_nurse on 02/16/2009:
Happy monday!!!

superstarr on 02/16/2009:
Yes cramps suck!! I never had any till after I had my daughters. I also use a copper IUD for birth control and that makes them worse also. It seems mine come every other month.

Tofu corndog....interesting.

thinnside40 on 02/16/2009:
GOod Day!

loveray on 02/16/2009:
thanks for your sweet comments. i really hope you had a fabulous weekend and have a great week. looks like the eating is going SO well. xoxo

haha_love2laugh on 02/16/2009:
Thanks for the input, i am trying to eat between 1600 and 2000 cals a day, but yesterday i wasnt very hungry. I had kind of this flu bug that was really bad. but thanks for the info!!!

YepItsMe~ on 02/16/2009:
I think it's cool that you and dad went shopping together..get anything fun for you????

Have a great night!

panda22 on 02/16/2009:
Hey HOP! Sorry you had a bingey day, but hope you had fun shopping with your dad! Wishing you a nice evening and a good day tomorrow! You can do it! I can really relate to all your posts as I've struggled with binge eating since I was in middle school...Compulsive overeating is a horrible disease. Keep fighting! You are stronger than the food!

I just read that you saw Revolutionary Road...man I've wanted to see that since it came out! Hang in there girly, have a good night!

haha_love2laugh on 02/16/2009:
Hang in there, i hate those kind of days and i used to have them frequently, now im pushing myself hard not to but i might still slip up, but i really hope you don't again, what i do when I'm in that binge-y mood, i think of how good i will feel to be able to wear a bikini one day!!! haha!

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 14, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

1670 calories. one hour exercise. great day!


revolutionary road was a pretty good movie! :)

yay! workout was 4 mi walk today! and calories not more than 1500! therefore, i'm doing well. need to keep this up! weightloss here i come.

have a great day tomorrow everyone!


breakfast: 2 plain yogurts together and i mised in a little bit of pumpkin butter 40, pumpkin 20, cinnamon. total: 260. fine.

snack: largest banana ever! 150. (at least!)

total so far: 410. my goal is between 1500-1600 today. along with a nice, long walk at the park if the weather is warm enough.

woke up slightly upset about my eating and how i have to watch myself so intensely because of yesterday's binging.  so frustrating. i'm going out to dinner tonight but i KNOW i must choose healthy stuff and really watch myself all day if i want any progress during this month!

it's so important yet so difficult still.

i will probably go visit my grandmother today just to keep me out of my house and food. i'll bring some healthy stuff to have there so i don't get tempted.  I'm an adult, how can i give into temptations so easily, right!? lol.

then, off to have dinner and movie with some female friends who also don't have any dates tonight with guys!

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

WorkingMom on 02/14/2009:
Good eating and social plan! Happy V-Day!

thinnside40 on 02/14/2009:
Have a happy V-Day visit with yer g'ma..... YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

belly on 02/14/2009:
happy v-day! What on earth is pumpkin butter??? If it makes diet yogurt taste like pie then I need to know this.

loveray on 02/15/2009:
they are up on FB if you want to see!! xoxo

mama_nurse on 02/15/2009:
Have a great night;) kudos on the exercise & cals:)

Donkey on 02/15/2009:
Donkey was here -- Glad to hear it was a good day for you!

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 13, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

cal before dinner: 780.

snack: yogurts 220, oatmeal 130, small apple 60...celery later 40.  total 450

dinner veggies 120, peppers 100, stirfry 175, veggie burger 120: 420

1650...package of light pastry crackers 450!  total: 2100.

i ment to have a lower cal day. but gave in...ice cream...600

total: 2700. bad.

2 day avg = 2500.

if i eat well in the next few days...not worry, not plan days that are too low in calories, all will be good. i realize this can be VERY difficult for me. i have more trouble sometimes on the weekend. and we have a 3 day weekend. but i can get through this...

i realize that i will probably NOT reach my goal for April acting like this. :(


exercise: elliptical 65 mintues! :)


Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 02/13/2009:
Keep it @ 2100 and you'll be alright..... Great time on the elliptical!

thinnside40 on 02/13/2009:
<3,000 then......... Think positive, not I probably WONT..... I WILL TRY MY DARNDEST maybe instead.... I know it is so much easier said than done my friend... I look for a day that you have all this stress/trouble behind you that will allow you to see your capabilities to their fullest... I REALLY do..... I have had my "down" time and now I have no other choice, but to start looking at things like I did in the beginning days.. I'm the same person, just "forgot" HOW GOOD it felt for a while to be on track..... I'm 40 and haven't learned yet.. There is hope always tohgouh.. I belive that too...

Maria* on 02/13/2009:
Hang in there!

YepItsMe~ on 02/13/2009:
I don't think you had such a bad day at all~AND you worked out on the elliptical for over an hour!!! That's awesome!!!

WorkingMom on 02/14/2009:
This is just one bad day, which compared to mine is not even that bad... AND you exercised!

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