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Horn_of_plenty - Monday Jun 02, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 129.0

i cannot believe it is already June! where has the time went! My legs are tired but i'm heading out to go on a 6 mi walk. my body needs it. :) it really, really does. :)

breakfast: cereal/strawberries/milk: 260

snack: cc 110

lunch: yogurts, cc: 270

large snack when not really hungry after school: piece of chicken, large apple: 260

dinner: rice, beans, salad, cucumber, dressing, peach 410

total: 1310 :)

total after dinner: i am planning for around 1350 again. 1200 is too low for today i think.

i feel like i am becoming very moody lately...but actually its lasted quite awhile. since not this past weekend, but the weekend before! time to think more positively again! :) at least most of the weight i lost has not been regained with one day of bad eating.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

rlovell on 06/02/2008:
you know, just remember that feelings come and feelings go! i had a whole week of anxiety and discontent and i am back track for the moment. it is always an ebb and flow in life- the mastery is trying to stick with it whether good or bad! i hope that you have a great night and you are really so powerful. xoxo

maria777 on 06/02/2008:
Looks like you are doing real good!!! YAYYYY!!!

Good on the walking, too! Big smile!

thinnsidenotout on 06/02/2008:
Trying to "be good" through the PMS (pre) PMS (process of) AND PMS (post) ~ We sometimes just don't feel we have a chance at being unmoody do we?... Just know that each time we pass through the B.M. (bad mood) and tighten up our sinches on the reality of what food is intended for (life sustainment), each time after that will be a little bit easier to go through.... It is called a "track record" or "reputation"....Make a good reputation WITH yourself and feel good about it!

WI3 on 06/02/2008:
Congrats on all the great walks and the healthy food choices! When I get healed up, I am going to check on yoga. thanks!

selina on 06/03/2008:
I never liked the idea of alergy shots but this spring was really bad for me. The doctor says that if I take shots for 2 months - once a week - before Christmas, then I'll be in much better shape to face the tree polen (oak, ash, and half dozen other trees that grown prolific in the area) in the spring. I hope he is right. I don't like the idea of taking shots, though.

selina on 06/03/2008:
And I think alergies and weight control do not go together. I tend to eat more to ameliorate the miserable symptoms of allergies. Another reason to take care of my allergies.

have a good day!

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jun 01, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 129.0

although i spent most of the day sitting around and cleaning just a little, i did go for a wonderful 6 mi walk! :)

breakfast cereal,milk,pcc,yogurt: 430

lunch: peach, tomato, teryaki salmon: 240 and cucumber 270

snack: cereal and milk w. cinnamon: 150..and strawberries: 200

dinner: microwave amy's lasagna, yogurt, cucumber with light dressing, small peach 450

total for today: 1350 - very acceptable, especially after yesterday's free for all!

sunday entry:

arg. a little upset about yesterdays binge. i don't think yoga is a great idea today and if i do feel better i'll go to the park for a walk later in the day. I allowed myself to feel stressed out for little reason this weekend.

on Friday, the i got a very unspecific, but detailed enough review of the work I have done this year as an assistant teacher. Basically, I was rated 1 to 4 based on how I performed certain tasks. I mostly got the highest mark, 1, for everything. I got a 2 on two things, one being assisting with lesson plan preparation. The teacher I assist does most of that! duh! or i'd be a teacher. The other 2 i got was on organization. i thought i was fully organized so i'll bring that up with the teacher i assist to see what she means.

then, at the end of the review, there were a few comment sections. one of them was "improvements for next year." well, the principal/teacher that i assist wrote that I should continue to work with kids and follow my desires. lol! That stressed me out bc this whole year i have been preparing to go to radiography school in september. And that's what I am still doing! Of course i still do this job well and sometimes feel like i'm putting on an act (just like everyone does at times in life) to be the best i can be and so the kids enjoy being with me. what else is new.

my whole life i feel like i'm being pushed and pulled into careers and other things i just don't want to do. many times i don't even know what i want to do.

i woke up a little later today which is great. went shopping at the supermarket and had breakfast and now i want some fruit. so i'm having it. have a good day everyone.


saturday late entry:

not really sure why i binged except i was REALLY tired and my sister was making me more than frustrated as she came home from the city for the night. huh. it's up to me to make good choices. now i'll be behind in my weightloss. i'll make up by continuing to do well starting now.

pm edit: shooot! i binged! i'll list it: started with dinner: tofu and canned soup...then: 4 servings potato chips, pb sandwich, chocolate bar, 2 servings ice cream, chocolate candy, 4 servings ritz crackers, cream cheese, 4 milano cookies, dried fruit. if that's not a binge, i don't know what is. ugh. oh well. tomorrow i must start fresh. oh, piece of gum

total calories today: 4300.

last binge of 4500 was May 13 which was 18 days ago. eesh. I can do better than this!

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

maria777 on 06/01/2008:
I know what it is to binge...I have found in the past that I was easy to binge because of stress or hunger caused from exercising or both. Like you, once I get started, I've had the 'oh well, I've done it so I may as well eat ALL I WANT...

I hope you get to feeling better. You've done your best and it sounds like not only that but you've done a good job!

You're young, so don't feel like you 'have' to continue in a career you may not be wanting to stay with.

Hope you feel better!

thinnsidenotout on 06/01/2008:
Have a wonderful rest of your Sunday afternoon.....

Totally know what you mean by push/pull and in EVERY direction...Today is one of those days!

Beth201P on 06/01/2008:
I know what you mean. When I went to college I wanted to go into travel. My father and step mother talked me into going into Paralegal/Legal Assistant. Well I don't like that kind of work. So I am a degree I don't even use. I am not sure where I want to work. I am hoping to get my job back up at the popcorn plant, but I will just have to see. Most important thing is to follow your dreams. What you want to do, not what others think you should do. Hang in there and you will find that job that is right for you and makes you happy. Have a great evening. ((HUGS))

rlovell on 06/01/2008:
im so sorry that you had a rough time of it on saturday night. we all fall down but the most important thing is that you are picking yourself up by your bootstraps. you will do it again because youre committed to this way of life. congrats on the review from your teacher!! xoxo

thinnsidenotout on 06/01/2008:
Yep! 6 miles is a great distance and makes one feel very good to be bale to do it, getting easier each time..... Today seemed to go by so fast, but probably because I was walking off "steam"....Reilieved the H/A !!!!!! YEA!!!!!

balloonlady on 06/01/2008:
don't be too hard on yourself, emotional eating is a hard thing, you feel bad, then you eat and feel worse, really a no win, ........ You know what to do... You can do this!!!

h3llowonderful on 06/01/2008:
mmm 6 miles?! I bet that felt great to accomplish! keep it up!

glycrina on 06/02/2008:
Yeah, there must be a full moon because I got out of control with my eating this weekend too . . .

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 31, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 129.0

i struggled through yoga today and was tired the rest of the day. went for a walk with my 87 yr old grandma and couldn't believe her stamina. I felt like I was going to pass out the whole time.

so i'm taking a break for the rest of the night and I am letting my body relax. I ended up not picking up a movie at blockbuster like i had planned and there's like nothing to watch on TV!

breakfast: cereal/milk 200

snack: greens packet in my water after yoga 35

early lunch: apple and p.cc and yogurt: 320 and strawberries: 380 feeling a bit bingy. :( but i'm stopping now.

snack: yellow pepper, salt/pepper flavored soy chips: 180 two huge bottles of powerade zero

snack: 2 yellow peppers 60 and peach

total so far: 895.

perhaps i'll go out to pick up a video, but it's highly unlikely.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Beth201P on 05/31/2008:
Looking good on the menu. Good job on going to yoga. Keep up the great work.

h3llowonderful on 05/31/2008:
Thank you for your advice and support! I realy appreciate it! Great job going to yoga! I wish i took pilates classes, but I just have a DVD that I do three times a week. You really start seeing results after about 2 weeks.

greengirl on 05/31/2008:
Well done on getting to yoga HoP. You are doing great :)

greengirl on 05/31/2008:
By the way, the Wii Fit is great fun but I wouldnt call it a serious piece of kit !! You can get a sweat on, using it, but I dont imagine its as good as a yoga class. What it does do is make you competitive with other members of your household who use it as well. Its good for a laugh :)

maria777 on 05/31/2008:
Don't give in! You are doing REAL WELL!!!! Congratulations!

maria777 on 05/31/2008:
Thank you for what you wrote to my entry...about Mom being where she needs to be with not just one person trying to handle all of her needs but people taking good care of her...and I think that is just wonderful that you and your Grandma went for a walk together! Glad she is doing well! Have a happy day!

Alexis6100 on 05/31/2008:
I love tofu! How do you like to prepare it?

jon'smom on 05/31/2008:
Don't give up! You are doing well:)

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 31, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 129.0

saturday late entry:

not really sure why i binged except i was REALLY tired and my sister was making me more than frustrated as she came home from the city for the night. huh. it's up to me to make good choices. now i'll be behind in my weightloss. i'll make up by continuing to do well starting now.

pm edit: shooot! i binged! i'll list it: started with dinner: tofu and canned soup...then: 4 servings potato chips, pb sandwich, chocolate bar, 2 servings ice cream, chocolate candy, 4 servings ritz crackers, cream cheese, 4 milano cookies, dried fruit. if that's not a binge, i don't know what is. ugh. oh well. tomorrow i must start fresh. oh, piece of gum

total calories today: 4300.

last binge of 4500 was May 13 which was 18 days ago. eesh. I can do better than this!

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 05/31/2008:
You may not be behind in this...Just don't let your sister get to you like that...Probably much easier said than done...If you know she is coming, go into another room and watch a movie, get out to walk, GO to a movie. Use that frustration energy on something better than "chewing"... You had those 18 days behind you...Just don't weigh in the morning and wait til Monday (if you weigh every day) that way you don't fret about that too.....

Good Sunday to you!

selina on 06/01/2008:
when i'm tired and want to eat, i try to take a snooze. it usually works. i don't know what to say about your sister, though. sibling rivalry is such a complicated thing and it can go on for a lifetime. good luck and try to get some rest.

Horn_of_plenty - Friday May 30, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 129.0

Saturday entry:

I want to go to yoga but it's getting late...I guess I should get a move on before I miss it!


Friday entry:

today was a long, stressful day. It began with my mom screaming at me for doing laundry in the morning before her shower. I didn't think she cared anymore because she did laundry right before she showered this past weekend. I thought she really wouldn't care because she wasn't even showering right after my laundry! whatever. stress. guess i won't do it again since it matters if i do laundry - but not when she does hers.

breakfast: peach, cereal, milk: 240

snack: cc: 110 and cough drop: 10

lunch: yogurts, cc: 270 and diet coke with my tea. it was a BAD day. I had binge symptoms. wanted to eat more after i was full. the teacher i teach with had a long meeting and I was stuck with the difficult kids - which is fine, but they were taking advantage bc she wasn't there. they like me, but they still took advantage and wouldn't be quiet and just do their work! arg!

snack: strawberries: 60

dinner: I was planning on something very large and satisfying and that's what it was! Huge salad w. dressing, brown rice with tofu w. asian dressing, large apple, small peach., piece of spearmint gum 635

total: 1325 which is ok by me. good exercise at the park bike riding for about 1 hr, 40 min. :)

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/30/2008:
There's no pleasing some people...

thinnsidenotout on 05/30/2008:
Good Day under ya now....You can keep the tofu though... Never tried it, but know some people love it..... And I will never have any of that seaweed that Manu eats either....

Have a great weekend!

rlovell on 05/30/2008:
im sorry you had a stressful day! looks like you did fine with the food though. i have been eating way to big portions these days and i am not sure how to reign it in...hmm. xoxo

WI3 on 05/30/2008:
Wow you have been busy! It is nice to see you in a more positive direction and taking good care of yourself! Congrats!

balloonlady on 05/30/2008:
Sounds like you turned the bad sistuation around...good job..

selina on 05/30/2008:
You did very well, under the cirscumstances. have a good weekend.

greengirl on 05/31/2008:
Well done on keeping your head , and seeming relatively calm about this sort of thing. Do your best, Hop (I wish my daughter would do her own laundry !!)

mmuraro on 05/31/2008:
Good job on resisting the binge symptoms. I need to be strong too now. But yesterday was better than lately. Lots of catching up to do. xo

rlovell on 05/31/2008:
good work, i love you very much and happy weekend. push yourself just a little bit and see how relieved you feel after you made it to yoga. xoxo

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday May 29, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 129.0

my stomach is beginning to feel less fatty and it makes me feel SO much better. I am starting to like very much the direction in which I'm headed! I was motivated when I weighed myself this morning - although the scale said 3 very different weights each time haha. So I listed an average.

i went on another 6 mi walk today. It was really hard for me. I should totally not do it tomorrow and go to yoga instead. I know myself, I will wear myself out before i can recover. I was proud of myself to do it again but i was in a small amount of pain in my ankle for over half the time. However, i don't want to give up and do nothing. I plan to be at the cross island 6 mi walk again Sunday or earlier.

boy is this week flying by! perhaps we should have 4 day workweeks more often!

breakfast: cereal/milk: 250

snack: cc 110

lunch: yogurts/cc: 250

snack: large apple: 130

snack: small iced decaf from DD 40

dinner: lean cuisine meal, plain yogurt, huge salad with lettuce/tomato and dressing, two small peaches. 500

total: an awesome 1280!!! :) so good!

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

rlovell on 05/29/2008:
go HOP! love you girl.

thinnsidenotout on 05/29/2008:
Have a super evening and a good supper!

Beth201P on 05/29/2008:
You go girl....Keep up the wonderful work. Have a great evening.

thinnsidenotout on 05/29/2008:
Re: Sunscreen while walking ~ I do most of the time, just need to put it in my purse so when those unexpected times of walking come along I can have it on hand (face & arms actually).....I have already had some pre-cancerous places frozen off of my arms...I am VERY fair complected, so I "color" & freckle up fast...

Have a wonderful Friday tomorrow!

Sparkle on 05/30/2008:
Diligent as ever! Keep at it! (Believe me, 30 is old enough by the way!! I couple of months ago, I scared myself to death when I had to buy anti-wrinkle cream. The cheaper alternative woulda been to kick the nicotine habit but that is another worry for another time!!)

selina on 05/30/2008:
wow! you are inspiring me with this exercising of yours. Have a great weekend!

legcramps on 05/30/2008:
Good job on the walking! Wow - 6 miles is a long way to walk - how long does it take you? I don't think i've ever walked that far before...

Have a great weekend!

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday May 28, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 129.0

exercise: at least 6 miles walking. lovely weather :)

milk, cereals, blueberries: 310

snack: cc 110

lunch yogurts + lg apple: 280 + 2 milano cookies

dinner: was big, but then again it was after a long walk of at least 6 miles with nothing to eat for at least 6 hours. brown rice, teriyaki salmon, whole cucumber with light dressing, large apple, orange, strawberries. yeah, lots of sugar but only healthy sugar. :)

total cal: 1460 :) ok considering the exercise i did :) i would presume I still have a calorie deficit today of around 700 calories if i'm lucky :)

I'm getting bored with eating cottage cheese and yogurts and sometimes fruit at work. I need a change soon!

I've been tired the past 3 days so I'm going out anyway for a long walk. yoga tomorrow.

my weight loss has NOT been as fast as I would have liked. This is probably due to the fact that I binged so often up until I decided to take this seriously so I am still undoing a lot of that recent binging. I am not at all below 130, today I weighed 131 which was slighty disappointing. I am in NO way giving up though. :)

sheesh. I'm thirsty. Not even bingy. Tired. But, I do need to get myself out of the house and start walking. yup. I will probably pick up a diet drink of some kind to keep myself satisfied while I walk.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

rlovell on 05/28/2008:
hope you are well...xoxo and thank you so much for all of your comments you are really doing well

Beth201P on 05/28/2008:
Have a wonderful day.

thinnsidenotout on 05/28/2008:
Looks good so far!...

Check in on ya a bit later... : - )

thinnsidenotout on 05/28/2008:
How about some veggies like carrots, cucumber, cauliflower with a little ranch dressing..Peanut Butter with celery....Almonds, Cashews, Soy Nuts, etc...?

rlovell on 05/28/2008:
i felt INSANELY bingey last night when i came home from yoga. so, i gave in and had some fiber one and pumpkin- not the best of things (carbs) to eat before bed, but certainly not the worst. i find that i am so much less hungry when i dont have all the artificial crap- sweeteners-and just stick with good protein and LOTS of veggies. it works. oh, and water. i love yogurt and cc too, but sometimes its easy to binge on too and NOTHING is ok to binge on- its the act that is destructive no matter what the food. love you

balloonlady on 05/28/2008:
have you tried maybe tuna or hummus on multi seed flat breads, it would be a change and it is pretty yummy...

madreof6 on 05/28/2008:
Great job on the walking. have a good one

madreof6 on 05/28/2008:
Great job on the walking. have a good one

Sparkle on 05/28/2008:
You reminded me to add fruit and yogurt to my grocery shopping list! Im sure the weight loss will follow soon with your meticulous selection of foods!

thinnsidenotout on 05/28/2008:
I TOTALLY get the not wanting to eat nuts, etc right now... I have to measure out the serving and have somebody hide the can/jar so I can't have any more as soon as I am done with what was measured..... I love nuts....

6 Miles is a wonderful walk.... Did so myself today and it felt good!

Have a good Thursday!

selina on 05/29/2008:
great food choices! and 6 miles? WOW!

Beth201P on 05/29/2008:
You are doing great. Keep up the wonderful work. Keep up the good job on getting out there and walking.

legcramps on 05/29/2008:
Great job on the walking! 6 miles! Whoo-hoo! You rock :) And it looked like a great menu today as well. Congrats on a wonderful day; many more to come!

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday May 27, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0

25 minute bike, 18 minute treadmill.

I am procrastinating on exercise today. Didn't want to do it at all! and, despite my desire not to have a lot of artifical sweetner, i did anyway today. I am happy to keep calories low. that's what matters most right now.

felt bingy this morning at breakfast: cereal,milk,blueberries and about ten tablespoons of sugar free jelly: 350. glad i didn't make other worse choices! :)

snack: apple which left me a bit too hungry before lunch at 2pm

lunch: 4 ounce pineapple cottage cheese, 4 ounce light activia strawberry yogurt, all mixed with 6 ounces plain yogurt. 260

snack: iced coffee, 1 quart powerade zero, diet peach snapple (anything to fill my stomach up completely)...diet pink lemonade snapple...

dinner: amy's lasagna meal, plain yogurt, cucumber. 420

total: a hot 1240. good, although i drank LOTS of garbage. fine with that. there's just so much i can give.

actually, 1300 - added fruits/veggies to meal!

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

harleygirl79 on 05/27/2008:
10 tbsp? WOW talk about alot of jelly. LOL Enjoy the rest of your day

thinnsidenotout on 05/27/2008:
I could eat jelly right out of the jar too and plenty of it.... I can think of A LOT of worse things to choose.... Regroup & hang in there the rest of the day!

My thoughts prayers are with you to have CONTROL....

Beth201P on 05/27/2008:
I don't think you did to badly on your choices. There are a lot of worse things you could have eaten. Have a great day.

hollybelle on 05/27/2008:
Catchinig up with you-thanks for the comments you've been making on mine! I appreciate it! FYI - Ground Zero was so moving for me. I remember having drinks at the top of the WTC on previous trips to NY and there is just something so humbling about those lovely buildings being absent from the NY skyline after that. Unbelievable. I really found myself at a loss for words - which as you know is really something for me! Regarding walk with Mom - gee my Mom doesn't even exercise - now I might be kind of glad....ha! Just kidding - there's just no changing other people, HOP....sigh!

legcramps on 05/27/2008:
Hey, that's not a terrible binge if you ask me! In fact, I don't really think it's a binge at all. Those relaxing thoughts must've prevailed! Progress! Whoot!! :)

mmuraro on 05/27/2008:
you are right. time to stop giving myself a break. i have to get used to the fact my routine will always be interrupted with trips, flus, etc and i need to be able to adapt! i am ready to weight myself tomorrow and post a big number on here. ouch.

supportneeded on 05/27/2008:
thank you for commenting on my diary page! I read your diary-you are an inspiration-

Soon2BThin on 05/27/2008:
Hey, thanks for the welcome back. It's good to be back here. I find that apples make me more hungry too so I only eat them with a meal. And I never thought of eating sugar-free jelly by itself, no bread. May try that one, it's only 10 calories a teaspoon, I think. But only as a last resort. Just bought blueberries today and found that tomorrow, they have them for 99 cents a small container, I paid $2.00 today. Guess I'll have to go get more later this week. Have a great Wednesday!

selina on 05/28/2008:
wow! great food!

Sparkle on 05/28/2008:
Im contemplating binging on pizza so yogurt seems like a much better binge!!! and like legcramps says, i dont really think its a binge at all!! Keep up the energy!!

Horn_of_plenty - Monday May 26, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0


I need to take out my aggrivation so i'll do it here. Just came back from an attempt to go for a walk with my family. My mom is ordering me around like a dog and shaking her finger at me. So, I decided to walk home. Apparently she really does favor my sister and would only walk next to her, never me. However, I work in a school in the town i live in and i refuse to walk around with a mother that treats me as if i were not even human. now i have to sit around in my house because i have the only key we took with us and i have to wait for my family to return (mom, dad, sister).

i actually don't mind sitting at home because i am a bit tired and will perhaps go out later if i really want to exercise.

Breakfast: strawberries, puffed corn cereal mixed with fiber one, milk: 250.

lunch: yogurts/cottage cheese, and this healthy lemonade flavored drink mix: 280

snack: felt a little bingy but wanted to eat healthy and not undo any of my hard work in the past two weeks. one large apple, two large cucumbers with a little dressing: 230.

dinner sorta odd from an ethnic greek restaurant but I didn't really choose the most ethnic foods! yankee bean soup, salad, 2 bites of other people's fish, 1/2 cup approx. of tasty cauliflower 450 at most?

late snack: yogurt 70

total: I'll say 1200. at least that worked. massive headache and really tired today, all day.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

rlovell on 05/26/2008:
hi HOP! yikes, i am really sorry to hear about the issues with your mom. mother/daughter relationships can be a bit tricky sometimes especially when you feel like you are not allowed to be yourself with her. i am glad you decided to walk home and use a good outlet to channel your anger. have you spoken to your mother about how you feel alienated? xoxo

selina on 05/26/2008:
Thanks for the good tips on my menu you've left a couple of times. i appreciate it. in fact i tried to add some more protein into my diet and it seems to be working, i hope. good luck with your mom/daughter/sister relationship issues. it's unusual not to have any problems with one's mom or siblings, especially one's sister, in my opinion. it's not natural, it goes against our instincts. it does take a lot of effort to fight these instincts. i often remind my daughter when she has issues with her friends that we have no control over anybody, except ourselves. i think you did very well - you can't control your mom or sister's actions, but you can control yourself and you can choose when and with whom you exercise. i hope you'll feel better.

thinnsidenotout on 05/26/2008:
Sorry!..... I AM proud that you did not let the "tiff" determine your eating to be back to old habits my friend! You are learning and putting it into action very well....

: - )

Horn_of_plenty - Monday May 26, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0

Breakfast: strawberries, puffed corn cereal mixed with fiber one, milk: 250.

lunch: yogurts/cottage cheese, and this healthy lemonade flavored drink mix: 280

total so far: 530. that's good! but i'm not excited for dinner later.



12:00pm edit: I was exhausted during yoga and did horrible this morning. Perhaps I didn't get enough sleep. Whatever it was, I will have to keep going so I can improve - and not go less. I was going every other day but I did go yesterday and today. This could be why it was difficult. Whatever the reason, it means I need to do it more.


I woke up a little exhausted but I don't want to waste this morning at not go to yoga. I will probably be with family all day and to tell you the truth, I've been with family a lot everyday since Wednesday and I'm really not looking foward to it. A walk on the beach should be good, but then my mom is cooking dinner. She cooks on the healthy side, but I enjoy preparing my own meals and lately I've been eating a lot of foods which I haven't prepared (except for yesterday) and its frustrating. I have some issues with preparing my own foods and not eating things cooked/prepared by others unless there is a NUTRITION FACTS LABEL on it! :) That's me. I'm a bit obsessive compulsive. I've counted calories since I was around 20 years old and now I'm almost 26 and believe me, I'm not stopping any time soon - especially now.

When my mom cooks, I don't usually prepare anything special for myself and I try to make do with watch she is serving. Sometimes, also because the food is different from what I make, I eat more. So, I'll really have to watch calories today in order to enjoy dinner tonight.

exercise: must go to yoga. perhaps a walk on the beach.

oh gosh, I have SO much laundry to do. I would have done it sooner but my uncle was staying over and I didn't want to have that on my mind to do too. Also, haha, my mom gets pissed if she finds my wet clothes in the washing machine and sometimes i like to go out after i put the clothes in and put them in the dryer when i get back. I decided to save that for today. lol. I am rambling.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

maria777 on 05/26/2008:
I surely DO know what you mean! When my Mom was still living at her apartment, she'd cooked rice pudding and things like that and she used more fats in hers than I do but hers was the BEST and somehow I'd over eat cause it was SOOO good and I usually do the same thing when we eat with friends as well!!!

glycrina on 05/26/2008:
I am with you about preparing your own food. My mother-in-law doesn't understand that iceburg lettuce with two slices of tomato and lots of ranch dressing doesn't really count as a healthy meal. HAHA. You are doing well.

Sparkle on 05/26/2008:
Hi!! Thanks for all the messages you have left at my diary! Its nice to know you are out there. As for prepping your own meal... I need to start doing that!! Too much take-out/delivery/eating-out is definitely showing on my waistline! Enjoy Yoga if you go! I need to be doing more of that too!

thinnsidenotout on 05/26/2008:
The foods eaten at my parent's house are ones that I fix for ALL of us when I am there or I take my own...Same with potlucks, etc..

RE: Pancakes ~ I had a tiny bit of Lite Syrup & P.B....Too tired to mess with fixing cut-up fruit @ 9 p.m....

Your walking & yoga sound just like what you need to achieve your goal alongside your better eating habits.... Keep up the wonderful work... YOu are goin to be so happy with yourself when you reach that goal!

Beth201P on 05/26/2008:
I know what you mean. I love pancakes....I just know I can't have a lot of them. You have a great day.

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