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Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Apr 26, 2008

Weight: 135.0

Late edit: small pigout on sugar free jelly. it's ok.

total calories are just about 1800. i think i burned more than that, which is good. but, i do need to work on this more. :)

Afternoon edit: I like mmuraro's advice and i'm going to start listing my daily food intake just to hold myself accountable. I tend to eat some strange things, so bare with me! :)

Hopefully by listing foods, I will have less too high calorie days.

Breakfast: oatmeal mixed with charoset (jewish food of chopped apple and nuts) 350 cal (I can't remember if i had melon with breakfast also!!! but i'm not going to add that into the calculations. i sure hope i didn't!)

snack: apple 100

lunch: small wendy's chilli and side salad 300

snack 1: soy joy bar 130, and a not so great tasting Dasani flavored water. I'm not sure why I chose it because I have tried flavored waters by dasani and never like them. It's the one with added vitamins. (I don't think flavored waters are healthy bc of the chemicals but I drink them bc of the flavor)

snack 3: taco bell bean burrito which hit the spot with some hot sauce and diet coke. 350...and a tomato when i got home 30.

total cal so far: 1260.

another snack of another tomato and a whole wheat tortilla in the house: 200 cal.

total so far: 1460...my goal was around 1580 but now i've raised it to 1760 and I still need to get another walk in...

evening oatmeal - 200.

TOTAL CALORIES = 1670. not too bad, could be a tiny bit better :)


dinner: not too heavy but I will try to eat something appetizing and not too light either, if that makes any sense!

exercise: AM 3 miles and I would like to do some bike riding later or just another walk at the park.

I went to visit my grandma today but she sent me home after about 1.5 hours. Usually I stay for 4 hours. She has been feeling under the weather for about 2-3 weeks and it's unlike her. She's 87 and can walk 2 miles easily. I hope she is feeling better really soon! :)


AM entry:

I'm up nice and early, but not way too early today. It's almost 8am. This morning would be perfect to begin yoga but i'm still feeling bloated and that would just make doing many of the poses uncomfortable. I may go back tomorrow or just wait until the class is done. I just wouldn't be comfortable in class today.

Instead, I plan to do a nice long walk again this morning, like i did 2 days ago. Yesterday consisted on NO exercise. My mind was on studying for my class. Today I will not think about studying this morning in order to make sure I get outside and enjoy myself.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

rlovell on 04/26/2008:
thank you so much! i know it is annoying to read stuff like that and honestly it kind of made me sick writing it ;)...but it felt good to be cared for like that for at least a little while. i hope you have a lovely walk- try to unload your head outside instead of inside with the food. also, RE: whole foods- it's so true that i ALWAYS feel better when i eat whole fruits, veggies, grains and lean protein. it's a sure-fire way to feel healthy and vibrant! xoxo

thinnsidenotout on 04/26/2008:
Great idea to set aside the things which you cannot change for today...Just enjoy "as is" for the moments you are walking.... Cheap Therapy! : o )~

mmuraro on 04/26/2008:
When you mentioned yoga would be too much, i was going to suggest a walk. :) My Bikram instructor used to say your only expectation in class should be finish the class. I love that, as it made me come to class at ease and rest as i needed to.

Have a great day, girl. Im glad you're back.

Beth201P on 04/26/2008:
Have a great day. Hang in there. ((Hugs))

maria777 on 04/26/2008:
Wow that is outstanding that your Grandma can walk 2 miles at 87! Hope she feels better, too. That is wonderful that you take the time to visit her.

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Apr 25, 2008

Weight: 135.0

I can only think of one thing these days: May 11th = Final Exam for Anatomy and Physiology I!!! I wish that day would come even sooner because once it is here, I would garner up ALL of my energy and desire to raise my level of fitness and health. You might be saying to yourself, "this sounds like someone who is just procrastinating in her attempt to reach her goals now." Well, this might just be so - I'm not exactly sure myself.

I am still unsure where I'm going to school in September and if its for Radiography or Radiation Therapy. I have heard back from 2 of the 4 places I applied to (both of which I did get in.) I have also signed up for the next level of Anatomy and Physiology for this summer and I will only end up taking it if I get into the Radiation Therapy program for that specific school because all the other places would have me repeat the course with them. That would mean I would waste $700 on a summer course, money I should save unless its for the purpose of a program!

In terms of a summer job, that is also undecided. I told my parents of the idea I might be working at a hospital close to home, cleaning and dressing patients. My mom was mortified, to say the least. She wouldn't even speak to me after that. She is rather pissed that I have a masters degree and could actually accept doing a job of that nature. I figure it was a job, and that's really all I care about. However, the money would not be very good. My dad offered to see if his company needs any help for the summer (secretarial probably). So, that was kind of him and we shall see.

With everything undecided, I'm still relieving stress with food and making wrong choices. In about 2 weeks it'll all be done which is fantastic. :) At least i'll be done for about 2 months. 2 months is a good amount of time to improve my fitness!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 04/25/2008:
Oh Horn!. You sure have had the struggles...Ever since I joined DD.... I wish some of your self-beat-up could be relieved, but that is in your hands and your choice to make...Therefore; The choices you make in eating is too... Only you can make those changes and I wish that you could realize that food is not comfort.....It is a temporary fix, that turns into horrible feelings...You know that, but to stop it you are going to have to reach deep within your being to find the strength to overcome....You have it..Believe it!

Good Weekend to You!

maria777 on 04/25/2008:
Hang in there! Sounds like a dignified job to me...just so you're happy! Btw, the deck photo is not mine...but I may post a photo of mine after I take one...Big smile to you! As for relieving stress with food, I battle that every day as do many others, I'm sure...you're not alone, Horn of Plenty!

mmuraro on 04/25/2008:
Well girl, I really dont know where you are with your health and fitness. You posted this crazy weight here.. hehe. and i dont see menus. so it's hard to say, you may be too hard on yourself and maybe that amount of self -demand can be leading you to get frustrated and sabotage yourself. I may be off too.. who knows. I just with you the best with the job thing. I see how it can be! xoxo

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Apr 24, 2008

Weight: 135.0

afternoon edit: I'm back from my walk. I was starting to think I would NOT have bad allergies this year, but in fact I have been proven wrong! Boy do my eyes itch! The walk was still worth it though.


so yesterday i accomplished some, but not enough.

this morning i'm off on a "hike." Perhaps I can just call it a long walk, along the Cross Island Parkway in NY state. It's in Queens and is well known for its beautiful 6 route which can be anywhere up to 6 miles depending on where you start. You can see the Throgs Neck Bridge and the water is right next to you. Sometimes its a bit cold since the current and breeze off the water brings the temperature down at least 10 degrees so you always have to dress warmer.

Have a good day :)

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

mmuraro on 04/24/2008:
Your walk sounds great, enjoy it!

hollybelle on 04/24/2008:
OHHHH that hike sounds great. Have a good one!

thinnsidenotout on 04/24/2008:
Enjoy it!

Beth201P on 04/24/2008:
Enjoy your hike. Have a wonderful day.

rlovell on 04/24/2008:
you know whats funny? i have been avopiding the scale. i know its bad, but i think you have motivated me to get back on on monday! im sure i am about the same, and actually my clothes are really the indicator that things are more than fine. thanks for reminding me! hope all is well xoxo

maria777 on 04/24/2008:
Wow...that sounds like a real interesting walk! Could you take some photos and share with us???

thinnsidenotout on 04/24/2008:
Glad that you were able to get in those 6 miles.... It sounds like a lot and is, but once you adapt it isn't hard to add another 1-2 miles...Gets easier as you go and can pick up momentum closer to home....I try to take different paths, but when 'Mickey" goes, I am hampered some, as her hubby won't let her go certain places I do (too far from home)...I'm not a frady kat! When she goes, we just walk the same path 3 times in a circle....

I won't attempt 10 miles for a while though... : o )~

Good Evening!

crategrl on 04/24/2008:
Welcome back and where are you vacationing.

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Apr 23, 2008

Weight: 135.0

This year has been very challenging for me dietwise and fitnesswise. I am currently on vacation. I was going to start yoga again but don't feel very comfortable right now in those tight clothes or being in a 100 degree room. So, I'm sticking to outdoors activities and the elliptical for the remainder of my week off and the weekend.

I didn't eat that well yesterday but today is a new day and I can make all the difference in my life that I want to. What happened, I think, is that I become overly anxious about this class I'm taking. Unfortunately, I do have to do work during this break and I was eating as a way to procrastinate.

Today's a really nice day and I will definitely spend some time outside.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

abdab74 on 04/23/2008:
I hear you about the procrastination by eating thing...I am known for it, especially when it comes to school assignments...enjoy your time outside today!

hollybelle on 04/23/2008:
I eat to procrastinate or delay starting a job I really don't want to do all the time! So I understand what you said! It's still there to do, though - I'll catch on to that fact someday.

Beth201P on 04/23/2008:
Good luck with your class. Have a good rest of the week.

thinnsidenotout on 04/23/2008:
Enjoy that nice weather...Our forcast for today is rain and/or snow, along with wind...HOw fun is that?.... ICKY!

Hope your day is wonderful!

shadetree on 04/23/2008:
So glad to see you back HoP! You sound like you're in a little better frame of mind after your break. I see you've put on a couple pounds!:)

It's such a good time of year to get motivated to get moving! Enjoy your break (even if you have to do classwork!)

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Apr 21, 2008

Weight: 135.0

Hi Fellow DDers! I just wanted to see if putting in such a high weight could work on here! haha.

It's been awhile and I want to thank all of your for your support although I haven't written in awhile. Whether you left a comment while I was gone or just read my entries, thank you. :) Thank you to everyone for leaving me such kind words it felt really good to read them.

Onwards...I have not lost any weight. I gained some more actually. Some things I know and realize: life always have its challenges and diet/fitness should be something as routine as brushing one's teeth (although I must admit I do forget every once in awhile!!!).

I am working on making exercise a priority. I have been working as a teaching assistant this year for reading, but I have also been applying to programs to go back to school. The applications involved entrance exams and interviews and essays. Also, I've been putting in a couple hours each week volunteering at a local hospital. Lastly, I'm just finishing up taking Anatomy and Physiology I. I sound busy but it's actually not that bad at all. My schedule still leaves me some time, but I was using most of it to sulk around and eat and be unhappy. Now that my class in winding down, I am excited to have the time back that I would have spent studying! I have no excuses and I'm glad! I enjoy exercising but it is just so difficult when I think about studying...it's like a mental drain.

I have two weeks left of class and about 2 1/2 months left of work. I am motivated to feel my best.

Thanks again for all of your support and now I will be checking up on you on my break from work this week! I will probably have more sporatic entries, not daily...we shall see!

Have a great day!

and good news, i think my ipod may have fixed itself. It has been broken for months and it randomly started working again!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

mmuraro on 04/21/2008:
Hey girl, good to see you back. I was thinking of you. I agree with you, life is always full of changes and challenges and you just have to diet through it and besides just getting use to diet through all of them, also be ready to change plans and try new things when you need to adapt. Good to hear about your news, work and all, seems like you're busy. Talk more soon. xo

thinnsidenotout on 04/21/2008:
Your too funny!.....That weight is ridiculous!...But we do feel that at times don't we?....Especially when we can't seem to get control of our eating...

Glad to see you back....Check in on ya next time!

legcramps on 04/21/2008:
HEY!!! Good to see you back here! Check in as much as you can, I miss hearing from you!

rlovell on 04/21/2008:
so good to see you back! i am planning to not eat any hametz (leavened foods) but i am not the biggest fan of matzoh. i did eat some last night at the seder and some matzoh bark...couldnt resist chocolate last night for some reason...but back on track today! hope you are well and talk soon. xo

maria777 on 04/21/2008:
Good to 'see' you back!

Beth201P on 04/21/2008:
Glad you are back. I must of came back onto DD when you where gone. I look forward to getting to know you better. Have a wonderful week. Good job on getting that exercise in.

hollybelle on 04/22/2008:
HOP! Hello! It hasn't been the same without you!! I tried to find your "last" entry to ask where you'd been, make a comment, etc., but actually couldn't find it. WorkingIt2 (who is taking a bit of a break herself) told me you were taking a break for awhile so......welcome back. I liked what you said about making food/exercise "routine" like brushing teeth. I SO know what you mean and SO agree. It's easy for some of us to become SO focused on these things as the end all and be all of our existence (I guess I might be exaggerating here a little, but maybe not much) and that's just not a good thing. I am doing "OK" keeping things in perspective for the most part - still struggling with about 7 lbs. but at least hopeful that it will eventually come off if I keep food/exercise in proper perspective! So good to hear from you. Keep in touch.

mcwoo40 on 04/22/2008:
Hiya HOP,It's great to hear from you again.I am trying to put effort in,to loose this weight for summer.I would of like to of lost another 3stones(42lbs) by July poss going to Wales depending on the ���.My dad has just being doing lots of modernisation to our house but looks nice now.Hope you will be back on a regular basis.Greengirl has been away for a while,although she left me a message last week which i was suprised to see,i hope she is'nt struggling too much,It's hard to be consistant all the time is'nt it*sigh* be good Julie

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Feb 27, 2008

Weight: 124.0

I'm taking a break from DD until I loose at least 10 lbs.

yesterday: 3400

Today: 3050

total ex: 22hrs...yeah, not so hot in February. Worst month since I started counting hours around springtime last year!!!

what have i learned this year?...this is what i need to think about!

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

mmuraro on 02/27/2008:
I dont think 22hrs is all that bad. it's only the 27th, so that means you worked out an hour a day, besides 5 days... I think you do need to control your binging. I believe its not DD that is making you binge. So you shouldn't take the break... What you should do is maybe talk to someone to help you control your binging. Maybe a nutritionist or a therapist, ever though about that?

leeumom on 02/27/2008:
The binging can be a problem. We do that at night when we get home from work. Usually around 9:30 to 10:00p.m. That is the worst time. We find now that if we have low calorie items around the calories don't mount up so bad. Your eating enough calories that you should be gaining a pound a day. Are you working out to not gain? Don't be down on yourself. Think about or look for all the good things you've accomplished. You can do it.

starlight on 02/28/2008:
Can I ask why you want to take a break from DD? We are all in the same boat so in no way judgemental about the binging. We're here for support girlie!!!

borntocry on 02/28/2008:
Hmm. Well, not that I want you to leave or anything, but I lost 4 lb over my little break from DD last year. The diaries may not be making you binge but they're not helping to stop you, either. Everyone gets used to your bad habits and soon no-one is shocked any more by what you do. And you know it, too, so you feel no shame. At least that was what happened to me last year. I realised I had to be accountable to myself. And that's when I achieved the most success. (Also I must admit the thought of coming back here and wow-ing everyone with my spectacular weight loss was a big motivating factor too.)

shadetree on 03/01/2008:
Okay, HoP, I know that sometimes we all need to take a break. I will not deny that. I think you need to listen to what a number of us have said to you over the months - you need to get to the bottom of WHY you are binging. You haven't figured it out on your own yet (or if you have you haven't shared)....You need to find a therapist that will help you work through this! I have been very concerned about you from my first day here, but I am not one that likes to continually lecture, so I said my thoughts once and let it go...You are doing a lot of harm to yourself, and you need to get to the bottom of WHY you continue in these patterns. check with school - if they don't have someone on staff to help you, they can probably refer you to someone. Please get some help.

yaz on 03/04/2008:
Binging is the enemy. Try snacking good snacks that are low in calories... that helped me from stopping the binge! Also try to get mini treats like I went out and bought hershey nuggets and allow myself to eat one a day. I did it for like 4 days straight and now I don't even think about it. But when the chocolate urge strikes back i know I can have one. Try that! Hopefully you come back soon to DD!!

greengirl on 03/15/2008:
Hope you are doing OK HoP.

mylifechanges on 03/25/2008:
i've been thinking so much about you lately! i hope you're doing okay! i haven't been on here much lately either, but i'm kind of back & forth with DD. you've always been so faithful despite the ups & downs. if you need someone to talk to, please email me!: mdierker7@yahoo.com

mcwoo40 on 03/30/2008:
Hiya don't stay away too long,Julie

mmuraro on 03/31/2008:
Hey girl, Im thinking of you here. Hope you are well and that you come back soon. We wanna hear from you. xo.

shadetree on 04/19/2008:
Thinking of you!

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Feb 26, 2008

Weight: 124.0

BINGE: 3400 cal today. more?

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 02/26/2008:
I hear 'ya...

mmuraro on 02/26/2008:
Yes, good for you to control yourself. :)

hanna_llll on 02/26/2008:
keep up the good habit

harleygirl79 on 02/26/2008:
Just right back on the train tomorrow girly!

Donkey on 02/27/2008:
Hey, me too! And about the same amount of calories too!


legcramps on 02/27/2008:
Uh-oh... :(

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Feb 25, 2008

Weight: 124.0

2260 cal. not a "banner day." It was binging for breakfast and after work that did it. I'm ok though...and I am practically excited to study - that's the rest of my night...and i'll add in a 1/2 hour treadmill walk, too.

I cannot wait to know what i'm doing in September. Thing is, I will NOT know for probably 2 more months! Therefore, I should just lay off wanting to know and worry about the present rather than the future!

Present goals: loose a little each week, stop backsliding. Plan: simple! plan my meals and stick to them...more importantly, stick to my after school schedule and don't come home to binge! :)

i'm doing good...

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

starlight on 02/25/2008:
This sounds exactly like me. I have no clue what fall will bring. I just want to be enrolled in a program already! I really want to do phlebotomy this summer so that I can work as a phlebotomist while I go through nursing school, BUT I don't have a car right now and they don't offer it at my community college. I'm going to really try to work something out to take the class at a different college. Anyway... as far binging, I'm right with you. Every day I tell myself I'm not going to do it, but every day until recently I pig out on candy bars. Ughhhh I wish my boyfriends mom didnt keep a stash in the house at all times. Maybe when we feel the compulsion to binge we can come on this site BEFORE hand and ask people for some support. I have a friend on this website, feeleebubs, I text messaged her earlier and said "tell me I'm NOT going to eat Heath candy bars today" lol. Well good luck. It sure is hard but I lost 70 pounds before, and I can do it again. (and not gain it back even if I do have a major life change again : )

thinnsidenotout on 02/25/2008:
Re: fruit salad sounding good....That is the fruits I took for church "fellowship time" when everybody else was eating cupcakes, etc.... I have found if I plan (whick you mention you need to do), I tend to stay on track, cause I don't feel left out and isolated ..... Planning is your best weapon in this battle and I sure would advise you to do it, cause I am sure it will help you so much and you would be amazed at how easy it comes to you to eat what you have set forth to only have....

HAVE A GREAT EVENING!.....you are doing good!

workingit2 on 02/25/2008:
I am right with you on the not eating everything in sight..it is difficult but we both know it is DOEABLE becasue we've both done it LOL. Have a great evening!

Donkey on 02/25/2008:
I am telling this to you because I like you. You are misspelling "lose". You type "loose" which means "not tight". "Lose" with one "o" means "opposite of gain".

Secondly, I encourage you to stop anticipating about September and focus on the here and now. Use this time before September to focus on yourself. :-) I would do the same thing, try to make plans about the future and want to know NOW what I would be doing. I finally realized that this is my attempt to be in control and sometimes that feeling of no control can lead to bingeing. That is why I mention this to you.

Sometimes you have to just sit back and let Life take its course. This has been my biggest lesson these past few months. So keep in mind that perhaps my perspective is bias, because this is what I am dealing with. It may not be what you are dealing with (or need to deal with). I just don't want to see you binge as a result of feeling frustrated with the unknown. Good luck to you always!

mmuraro on 02/25/2008:
You know what, i could never have a 'normal' day and go to Bikram. I have to prepare for it all day. Drink almost a gallon of water or I get headaches from dehydration. But most people can do with less. And also, I have to be fasten for 4 hours before class, or i feel heavy when laying on my stomach. So the days I go to Bikram my eating is perfect. I just didn't lose a lot of weight while doing it, because i would eat a lot the days I didn't go to class. I lost some still... Hope you do go tomorrow. I need to go soon. Today I went to regular yoga. It was great though. Hugs.

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Feb 24, 2008

Weight: 124.0

after a bunch of snacks and dinner, my calories are 3000...not in the mood to stick to the 1500s tonight. I guess I think my weight isn't going up be eating like this...lol...it will...

exercise: 30min so far...

sunday afternoon edit:

Turns out the tests were VERY hard and NOBODY did that well, especially on the multiple choice section. So, all my staying home this past week to study did not help me and since we are allowed one test to drop, I hope this will be the worst I do so that the rest of my grades are better! We have plenty more tests.

My grades before today's exams are a 96 and an 89. The 96 was the top grade and the 89 was second highest. Obviously, it's a hard course despite the fact that it is being given at a community college! My grades today will not be near as high. I know for a fact that nobody will probably get an A on both of today's tests.

I could have rushed to yoga after class but I came home and had some food. That's ok since I really hadn't planned on heading to yoga. I will take a walk, although its freezing, outside at the park later.


hi there. it's 5:34am on Sunday and I've been awake since...probably 4am. Yeah, I can't sleep! I have TWO tests today and its so much information and I know that I can DEFINITELY do more studying and still probably forget a few things on these tests. The information is a lot, there's a test each week. I'm happy I'm taking the class, but its just a lot of info to process for each exam. so, i'm stressed, can't sleep, can't relax, wanna eat.

I haven't done yoga since Wednesday...I think I only went TWO days this whole break because of being sick and also just not being able to schedule it in. stinky. I can't believe I go back to work tomorrow!

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

shadetree on 02/24/2008:
You said yesterday you were going to sleep for 9 hours...you jinxed yourself! Get some studying in before your tests today - or maybe go for walk to get the blood flowing THEN study! You'll do fine!

mmuraro on 02/24/2008:
two days of hot yoga is 3 hours and 700-1200 calories. that's not so bad. Good luck on your studies. Btw, i had a light beer when i was out last night so I did reach my 1200 calories goal. :)

jon'smom on 02/24/2008:
Good luck with the tests. Take care!

Moody2 on 02/24/2008:
I understand the whole test thing. It can kill sleep cant it!! Good luck, I know you'll do great!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

shadetree on 02/24/2008:
Guess no curve? People used to hate me when tests were graded on a curve, 'cause I usually ended up killing it! You get to drop one, so hopefully the rest won't be quite this bad. Get out and take that walk and things will look better. Have a good day tomorrow!

thinnsidenotout on 02/24/2008:
Hope your walk was a pleasant one!....Your doing great!!!!

workingit2 on 02/24/2008:
Thank goodness those tests are over! Have a great night =)

Donkey on 02/24/2008:
Maybe they will grade on the curve. The others are right, at least they are done and over with. You are taking some tough courses so I am very impressed!

starlight on 02/24/2008:
It's sounds like you're doing well in your A & P class. Classes at community colleges are just as difficult as classes at a 4 year university. Community college courses are not "dummed down" versions of the same courses at universities. Sorry for being slightly defensive, I'm not trying to sound bitchy. lol I am taking A & P as well this semester (nursing prereq) I read your entries when you were looking into nursing. Are you still wanting to do radiography or radiation therapy. I think that's awesome. As you know it's a difficult program to get into and you have a great advantage already having/soon to have your master's degree. It shows you are hard working. I am loving the class. I eventually want to be a nurse anesthetist. Awesome money, awesome job. But VERY difficult to get into, like med school. What book is your class using? We are using Marieb's A & P 7th edition. I personally think the material could be explained a little better. I have an awesome teacher though. Do you have any recommendations for supplement material? Sorry for the long post, its just nice to see someone in the same class as me possibly going into the health field : )

legcramps on 02/25/2008:
I hope your week gets better!

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 23, 2008

Weight: 124.0

calories: 1540. dinner was filling with a protein smoothie for dessert.

exercise: 1hr, 35min

total ex: 21hrs, 30min.

Today is a whole new day. I definitely got a TON of sleep! Lately I find myself to be able to sleep for more hours. For now on, I'm going to try to sleep 9 hrs. I looked on Sparkpeople.com and their recommendation is 8-10 hours!

Breakfast was a southwest microwavable morningstar veggie cake and a cup of yogurt and tea...all for about 290 cal.

I will study this morning, walk for 45 min, and then go to visit my grandmother. Later, it's back here to study...

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

rlovell on 02/23/2008:
Sleep lets you live the life you want and need and NOT crave the kick of food and caffeiene. Enjoy your visit with grandma- those times should be cherished. xo

MsKitty on 02/23/2008:
sounds like your in a chipper mood today. Keep on Keepen on there chichy pooh.

thinnsidenotout on 02/23/2008:
Have a great day...Your off to a good start!

jon'smom on 02/23/2008:
I have been sleeping better too! Way to go us!! Have a great day:)

mmuraro on 02/23/2008:
I want my beauty sleep! I always thought 8 was good, but i guess it varies a little from person to person. Seems like you're off to a great day! Talk later!

yaz on 02/23/2008:
sleep keeps you away from eating... i sleep to avoid eating lol. keep up the good work!

workingit2 on 02/23/2008:
YAY on all the sleep!!

Moody2 on 02/23/2008:
I LOVE SLEEP!! It makes such a difference for the type of day I will have. When I am tired I tend to binge...never a good thing!

Breakfast sounded yummy!

mcwoo40 on 02/24/2008:
Hiya,The older i've got the less sleep i need.If i do sleep in it give me a headache.Have yourself a great relaxing sunday,Julie

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