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Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jan 08, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

Breakfast: stopped at DD for a  bagel w. egg but didn't eat it all! wow. 300


lunch: Large Hot Pretzel with ketchup/mustard, coffee. 500

snack: green/protein drink, shot wheatgrass

400...plus 130 (lots of broccoli rab with pine nuts/raisins seasoned/oil from health food store!, 2 whole cucumbers, tofu...small orange, small apple)

total: 1430.


this is short because i have used all my anger crying...but luckily i have gotten that out of my system.  perhaps i'll talk about it tomorrow.

but after posting today's calories, i had to come on here again to say that in the past week, calories were not over 1550 i believe. now that IS progress. I went from binging every other day for months straight to keeping calories in check starting with the New Year.  I am very happy.


Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

Donkey on 01/08/2009:
Donkey was here, giving you the thumb's up for a great day!!!

Hang in there!

mama_nurse on 01/08/2009:

thinnside40 on 01/08/2009:
That makes me very happy for you too!!!!! You have been working at getting things straightened out and have been successful in '09... YES!

Sorry you had a bad day.... Crying can do wonders though.... Check back on ya tomorrow... Get some sleep!

WI3 on 01/08/2009:
You are doing fantastic!!! I am going to have to pick up some pine nuts and try those in my salad.

Oh the last paragraph in my entry isn't speaking to anyone here..just in general about how sometimes some things make you want to lose weight the right way and not by starvation and pills. I don't think anyone here is doing that, just thinking about it out loud I guess lol. Glad you had a good cry...I had one the other night myself =)

Have a great evening and keep up the fantastic work!

grumpy on 01/08/2009:
I am very happy for you too about your calories. Congrats. Sorry about the crying, I guess it was that kind of night, I've been crying myself a lot too in the past hour or so. This is so hard sometimes. Hope you feel better tomorrow. xo

Jen40 on 01/08/2009:
Oh huge hugs!!! For the crying AND for getting things under control with the calories. I'm so proud of you, but more importantly, hoping you are seeing how proud you should be of yourself.

Justine6Robert3 on 01/08/2009:
Amazing job on keeping your calories in check and no binging!! Sorry you had a bad day that lead to crying. Sometimes it's a good thing to have a good cry but I hope everything is okay. Sending hugs your way hun :0)

legcramps on 01/09/2009:
Oy, I hope you're doing better than I am with the crying thing! At work yesterday, I almost had to leave my desk three times because I thought I was going to lose my capacity to keep in my emotions! I hope your days get better, you're doing a fabulous job with diet and exercise - keep with that Yoga and you're gunna be one hot, toned chica! Have a good weekend HoP.

skinnyjeans on 01/09/2009:
I hope your Friay is going well...you are doing great!

mcwoo40 on 01/09/2009:
Have a great weekend,Julie

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jan 07, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

breakfast: 170 drink, apple

snack: 80 drink

lunch: big wrap w. turkey and mustard 450

snack: 240 bar

total so far: 940. really tiring day. i NEED to get MORE sleep. i've been going to bed way too late.

dinner: at first i was just planning on a smoothie made with a banana, a pear, some protein/fiber mix, and some light soy milk. all that for just 330 cal. but, i also ate some tofu with a really healthy quart of kale made with seasoning from a health food store. probably around 200 more cal. totaling 530 approx. but it was worth it...plus 2 red peppers (bingy mood!) 80

total cal: 1550which is still good.

i did hot yoga, glad i went! i almost shot it down because i was exhausted! you see, i have to get up early, around 6am....so even going to bed at 11 is too late!

Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

crittermom on 01/07/2009:
Are you getting enough nutrients? That could be the cause of your extreme tired state, too.

skinnyjeans on 01/07/2009:
Doing excellent today...try to get some rest tonight!

Maria* on 01/07/2009:
It is so easy to stay up late...sometimes my Hubby is snoozing away and I am wide awake past midnite!!!

hopinforachange on 01/07/2009:
You are doing so good. I hope that you can get some more sleep tonight. Take care of yourself!

Panda22 on 01/07/2009:
I hear you on the getting up early thing...I get up at about 4:45 every morning just to get a work out in because by the end of work I'm too exhausted and that ends up being my excuse. In fact I think I'm about to get to bed now....8:30PM...go figure. Nice job with eating good and doing your yoga today! Goodnight =)

mama_nurse on 01/07/2009:
Hope you get a good night's sleep!!!

grumpy on 01/07/2009:
what a great day! congrats and hope you get some sleep.

loveray on 01/08/2009:
went really well- and looks like you are KILLING your plan recently. be careful not ingesting enough cals and going to all the hot classes- can deplete you majorly and not be able to sleep or study...we know what that can lead to. love you very much!

starfish on 01/08/2009:
Happy for you :-)

Justine6Robert3 on 01/08/2009:
Sounds like a great day HOP! Sounds like you definetly need more sleep. I've always had trouble sleeping and it can really effect your day from you mood and your patience and all kinds of things. I even find when I'm really tired I want to eat more!

I took your advice and I'm so excited to tell you that I ate a veggie stir fry!!! The best part is I LOVED it! It occured to me that I do like some veggies although I always figured the one's I like aren't all that great for you, that they're more empty veggies.....I don't know....maybe you can shed some light on it for me. I actually love onions, mushrooms, peppers, cucumbers and potatoes. I like raddishes and carrots but only raw, and I'll eat corn but only corn-on-the-cob (which usually involves butter which I'm completely avoiding)

Anyways, I thought since I don't mind some chinese food I picked up bean sprouts at the store and I steamed them with mushrooms, onions & red peppers. Then I added about 4 oz of boneless skinless chicken breast (cooked with no butter, just spiced) then I added it together, put a little bit of soy sauce on it and it was delicious! I know it likely seems like an odd combo but I just put in things that I liked and it was really tasty.....to me at least :0) Now I'm wondering how to put it all into fitday to work out my calories.....hmmmm....

So I don't know how great those kind of veggies are as far as nutrition and vitamins but HOP I ate veggies and liked it, woo-hoo!!! So enough about me but I just had to share this with the "Veggie Queen" herself....you :0)

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jan 06, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

tuesday...off to an ok start but could have used more sleep!

B: 170 drink, apple

S: 80 green drink

L: 250 1/2 turkey wrap

snack: coffee 50

huge ass dinner: 32 brussel sprouts with some oil stir fry along with scallion 450, tofu90, 2 peppers 60, green beans w. almonds 115 (total around 700)

total: 1250 nice. :) i may have something small though later.

snack: cellnique.

final total: awesome at 1330. wahoo!  I can make this work!

no yoga because i stayed at school late and i want to relax and also wanted to enjoy a large dinner without needing to go to bed right after. tomorrow i'll be back to my normal schedule with yoga.


Progress as of today: -10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

greengirl on 01/06/2009:
I wish I had a � for every time I said that :)

Maria* on 01/06/2009:
Lovely photos!

loveray on 01/06/2009:
dang girl!! make sure you arent starving yourself either- i know how that can be related to the binge cycle...i had brussels for dinner too! i love them. xoxo

grumpy on 01/06/2009:
Great day, congrats HoP!

grumpy on 01/06/2009:
thanks for your comment. i don't even wanna meet another guy for now. i just hope i get over him and all this soon. the lunch was really yummy and i was surprised how low the calories were when i checked online (i went to doc greens, not sure they have those there). yummy. it was a big sandwich too. :)

omahagrl on 01/06/2009:
Great menu!

WI3 on 01/06/2009:
Congratulations! Great job!

thinnside40 on 01/06/2009:

Oatmeal with nuts & fruit ~ Isn't that something.... You can't eat it, cause you would want more...But for me, it is a great day starter... Truthfully, I don't like breakfast.... Never have, but know I must make myself eat it to benefit my body the best....

Great Wednesday thoughts to you!

skinnyjeans on 01/07/2009:
Great calories! I am so happy for you...keep up the good work!

starfish on 01/07/2009:
wonderful day!!

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Jan 05, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

(this is for me: in the past 30 days, i've binged on 14 of them. some binges were not huge but others were. however, in the past 7 days, i've binged once and it was BEFORE the new year. i am doing well for myself)


i just ate dinner WAY too late, at 8pm ending at 8:45 and i was going to try to go to bed early. i made the mistake of eating in the kitchen (i usually don't haha) and i went back for 350 more calories after my dinner. it was a mini binge. the good thing is i stopped myself (due to fullness!) and didn't ruin the calorie count for good today, thank god! i put some hard work into my yoga practice.

as for my professor that just passed away, turns out the funeral was a more relaxed graveside funeral. also, the wife will NOT being having people over to sit shiva as they call it. so, i am left to send a card. i would have went to her house, and was planning on running over today after work, but now i'll be writing out a card to her and enclosing a picture of her husband with me at a music recital i played in college. i'll never forget him. :)  good man! :) thanks for your comments about this.

calories throughout day till yoga:  660 mostly really healthy.

calories for dinner: WAY too much but mostly healthy besides the 350 extra. total: 820 dinner calories which is not so good right before bed!

total calories today are ok: 1480. but i do  need to eat a little less next time and not in the kitchen - i always go back for more. it's weird, but i usually eat at a table i have in my room. don't ask!

lots of interesting things went on today and i'm happy to be back on school because life will not progress if you're only on vacation!

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

grumpy on 01/05/2009:
you loose 300-600 cal on a bikram yoga class, so don't worry about dinner and celebrate that you went to yoga and that you stopped yourself from eating any more. xo.

loveray on 01/05/2009:
yay! you are whooping bootay in 2009. your professors wife will be forever grateful to any and all comments you have regarding him. love you!

starfish on 01/05/2009:
very good :-) You can do it!

thinnside40 on 01/05/2009:
Your intentions were well at any rate and sending a card with a photo will mean a great deal to her I am sure...

AS for your day ~ YAYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats for "stopping"... :o)

skinnyjeans on 01/06/2009:
You are doing GREAT in 2009! Keep it up! :)

SkinnyFatGirl on 01/06/2009:
stay on it!

Donkey on 01/06/2009:
I think she will appreciate the photo and how he touched your life.

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jan 04, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

it's gonna be a busy night. school tomorrow after 10 lovely days off. sorry i'm not gonna comment on your diaries.

snack: dunkin donuts med iced coffee 70

lunch: popcorn, cellnique 340

snack: cellnique (yeah, i drink it too much!) 90

dinner: humongous! veggies seasoned/salted 220, more veggie stir fry w. tofu 180, more peppers 90, kombucha 60. total here: 550 good stuff, man!

total for today: 1240! yeah man, nice way to start off the week! i will do this! i will lose this weight! i will do it, yeah!

update: i will definitely go to pay shiva at my professor's wife's house sometime this week. i must observe his passing and he had a profound impact on my life so i will definitely go and pay my respects.


i got an email saying my french horn professor from 2000-2004 while in college died recently. He was teaching at the university while either in his late 70s or possibly it was his 80s.  I'm not sure. He was REMARKABLE.  one of the most honorable and respected people i've known in my life.  he was a horn player for the Chicago Symphony as well as the Radio City Music Hall in NYC.  It actually made me unable to sleep and I'm up around 5am today.  I'm unable to go to the funeral which is during the day monday and even though i feel sorta bad, i will only be sending a card.  I will definitely write a lot, not just my sincere condolences, but i cannot bring myself to go the his wife's house, especially because of my decisions to step out of the world of music.   she doesn't know me very well if she does remember me at all from the few times i was in his house for lessons when we didn't have them at school.  i regard him highly and it's a lot to think about. i'm sure the funeral will be filled.  I'm not sure how he died, but he was very active i know up till a few years ago - then i lost tough with him after graduating.  i actually feel a pang of guilt not stopping by the house which is about 30 minutes away.  i hope i don't go to hell for this.

breakfast: tea, cellnique, grapefruit.... it's not even 7am yet... 190


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

loveray on 01/04/2009:
losing anyone who was a major influence in your life is SO difficult. however, you will not go to hell (jews dont believe in hell anyway;) for not visiting him or being able to see him. i know you were a HUGE gift in this mans life, HOP. despite his prowess in the symphony and other musical areas, i guarantee that you touched his life in a real way every time you practiced with him. the most loving thing you could do is write a short note to his loved ones telling them how much he changed your life! that is the greatest reward of all. i love you, get some rest!

wiccan on 01/04/2009:
Thank you for your comment. I truly appreciate it. I kind of knew it was all that watery soup and the extra water that I've been drinking more water. I really appreciate you saying it though, Grin.

thinnside40 on 01/04/2009:
Get some rest & it is good of you to feel that you must go visit his widow.... Happy MOnday thoughts!

mama_nurse on 01/04/2009:
what's cellnique?

WI3 on 01/04/2009:
Sorry to read about the loss of a great man. Always so sad. Very good for you to go pay your respects, I am sure that given his lifelong passion, he would have loved knowing he made an impact on folks and they remember him at his passing. Take care of yourself!

grumpy on 01/04/2009:
Wouldn't it be great if people said those things about us when we pass? Sorry about your loss, but seems like he had a rich life and passed his music and character lessons on not only to you, but I am sure many others. I am glad you decided you can go. And happy to see your attitude and amazing menu today. xo.

Justine6Robert3 on 01/04/2009:
Although it would be nice if you could pay your respects you certainly won't go to hell for not going hun :0) Any gesture towards the family will be appreciated by them. When I lost my Dad to cancer it was so touching to see how many people showed up at his funeral but it was also understandable that not everybody could and they reached out to us in other ways....a card, flowers....it really will all be appreciated and bring comfort to his loved ones. I agree with lovray that sending them a card with a note telling them that he changed your life will be very much appreciated.....they will just be touched that he is going to have been remembered by so many and that he truly touched people while he was here. It's always difficult to loose somebody special to you.....sending you some virtual hugs HOP...

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jan 03, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

so i woke up without a huge appetite today. my abdomen is still doing some somersaults. not sure why. it was killing last night. i think TOM actually has a lot to do with it.  i'm sure thinn is dealing with this too!

last night yoga was killing my abdomen even more, i almost walked out. so i'm taking a break from it today. :)  I need the cardio. Been sitting on my butt on break!

breakfast 9:30am: grapefruit, cellnique. 200

lunch: salmon canned w. bbq sauce, apple 220

snack: green drink 80

dinner: large, out to eat, very good. sesame cucumber salad, vegetarian lettucewraps. couldn't be more than 1,000. dunkin donuts iced coffee later.

total around 1500 today. nicely done to me! :)

exercise: no yoga thankfully! i needed a break. instead, 45 minutes elliptical, some situps, some pushups! nice day, very nice day.

what a movie: the mysterious case of benjamin button - be ready to cry, cry, and cry some more. SO SAD. SO GOOD. this is really a great movie as all the tv advertisements say!

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

hopinforachange on 01/03/2009:
Have a good day today! Take care of yourself. It was nice seeing your pictures. You are so pretty! :]

loveray on 01/03/2009:
hi love. i think you should take the training. i am not 100% sure that i will be teaching either, but this has been such a solid addition to my sense of self and the depth of my home and studio practice. i am so proud of you and love you.

Jen40 on 01/03/2009:
Beautiful photos!!! Thanks for sharing those. I hope you're feeling better today.

skinnyjeans on 01/03/2009:
Have a great day and get some good "ab rest" :)

Donkey on 01/03/2009:
I hope you have a good day today! Darn those cramps!

poormom59 on 01/03/2009:
Thanks for your comments...and I do love your pics. I've never tried yoga. Maybe something I need to check into! What is the cellnique?

thinnside40 on 01/03/2009:

"Bottle of 96" ~ No No No... Not a bottle.... It was a box of Sudafed.... If I drank anything that came in a bottle other than Sobe, Pom or Soda Pop, I would be flat on my behind......

"Carbs" ~ My pantry has been super low on the better choices and I got to go to WalMart last night to replenish... I hadn't gone shopping for a bit, cause I can't stand the HUGE crowds... Now holidays are over, it's much better.

Have a great day!

WI3 on 01/03/2009:
Happy New Year!!

balloonlady on 01/03/2009:
I am scared to go see it now,, I hate crying at the movies,, better watch it at home...

thinnside40 on 01/03/2009:
What I have seen of the previews.... It looks like a pretty interesting movie... we (not the kids) watched Chocolat last Saturday night and I want to watch it again.... Hallmark has a good one on tonight "Nanny Express"... I LOVE Hallmark movies, even if they DO make me cry..... Sometimes it is a good release when you can't let go when something else is bothering you and it does help relieve tension..... Not during PMS though... hehehehehehe : o)

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jan 01, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 138.0


breakfast: apple, green drink 170

12pm lunch: egg white flatbread dunkin donuts, greek yogurt: 420

2pm snack: more yogurt, veggies/beans w. light sauce 310

total so far: 900 bit much.

snack: cellnique 85

dinner: green beens, almonds, egg, tofu, little bit of onion/pepper stirfry. :) 320

total: 1300 alright! :) better than i had first thought.






Happy New Year!!!!! :)

Cheers to making today and everyday in 2009 as good as we can!

8:30 breakfast: apple, cellnique 170

a little tired, but off to yoga at 9:30am...it'll be a nice, small class.

lunch:apple, orange, string beans w. almonds, green pepper, cellnique 400

snack: bag popcorn, cellnique, cinn. raisin bread 650

total so far: 1220...

dinner: apple, orange, string beans w. almonds again. 250

total today: 1470! happy with this. :)

Progress as of today: -13 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

loveray on 01/01/2009:
happy new year! i am off to yoga as well...i am exhausted as i didnt get in bed til 2, but i committed to the class so i am going! love to you, have a good class

hopinforachange on 01/01/2009:
Happy New Year. May this new year bring you all that you hope for. :)

greengirl on 01/01/2009:
Happy New Year HoP. Enjoy your yoga :)

CritterMom on 01/01/2009:
Happy New Year to you! I'm back again, and ready to work on this. :)

Donkey on 01/01/2009:
Donkey was here! :-)

thinnside40 on 01/01/2009:
Yay Yay Yay......... Happy New Year H_O_P!

starfish on 01/01/2009:
You had a great day. Happy New Year!

thinnside40 on 01/01/2009:
Oh my goodness..... Your a cutie pie!..... So glad to finally get to see you...... That made my New Year's Day even better!

Justine6Robert3 on 01/01/2009:
Happy New Year to you HOP!!! You are doing fantastic! Wow, your already down 7 lbs, great job.....must be all those veggies! My 1st little goal is to get back into the 130's. I definetly don't loose weight as quickly as you, it seems to be more of a slow and steady thing for me :0)

This is the 1st time I've ever seen pics of you HOP....nice to see you! You look happy and what a beautiful smile you have! Nice yoga pose too! I've never really tried yoga but I love pilates!

Your so fantastic about commenting on everyone's diaries HOP....I need to make more time for that. I read almost everyones but I don't comment all the time....maybe it's because I'm not so good at being "brief" with my comments...tee-hee. I'm kind of liking Donkey's "Donkey was here"...at least it lets people know you read their entry :0)

All the best to you in 2009!

jolt on 01/01/2009:
Happy new year :) I am sure 2009 will be a great year for us... Love the pictures :) I also love Yoga. I don;t go to class anymore I just do it on my own at home. Actually its something I kinda fell away from so thanks for reminding me. I will start again tonight :)

Huggles N Happy Dances


loveray on 01/02/2009:
you are so cute!! love the dancers pose. xoxo

skinnyjeans on 01/02/2009:
Strike a pose! What cute pics!!!! Glad you had a great day yesterday and Happy New Year!!!

Donkey on 01/02/2009:
Beautiful pictures!!!! I think you're doing fine so far today with the calories. Don't be too hard on yourself or it will backfire! You can do this!

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Dec 31, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 138.0

happy new year! glad i didn't go to the city because it's WAY too cold outside! :)

calories...ugh! there wasn't great choices and i gave in. good thing though, i didn't have the cookies. but i did have two slices of pizza.

calories today are 2900.  oh well. another day lost but i'll balance it out tomorrow.  i guess you gotta have fun sometimes and it is a holiday. BUT, i also need to reach m goal.  I just cannot give in! I need to be 115 by April. there's no reason i can't but i cannot continue to have days like this. 

This was the last day of December.  Now it is January 1st and almost 2am.  I will make it so this year is a comeback for me.  It is starting well. I am happy. although it's late, i'm going to yoga tomorrow, 9:30am.




calories before going out: 800...I might as well try to be good...but also we're ordering in Italian....I may have to kinda allow more than 1500...we'll see....weightloss is still more important to me than giving in.....


today has been good. i'm craving something at the moment but i just cannot let myself down - i just won't allow it!

breakfast: cellnique drink, apple. 170

big lunch: Humongous stirfry. olive oil 300, 4 servings of broccoli/caulifower 100, package of brussel sprouts 80, little bit of diced peppers/onions 10, lettuce while i cooked 10, tofu 50. total around 550.

total so far: 720....i CAN do it....i will probably have at least one cookie tonight...which i look foward to...but it's gonna be a challenge, the whole night that is. AND, i'm sleeping over....so i might actually bring one of those cellnique drinks for the morning. i've GOT to keep going with my progress.  I'd LOVE to be under 135 by Monday.  :)  or, if that's too lofty, 135 on Monday.

Progress as of today: -13 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

loveray on 12/31/2008:
happy new year- may your 2009 be filled with hope, love and peace. sorry we didnt get to play on this night, but hope to see you in person soon!! xoxo

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Dec 30, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 139.0

i'm beyond happy - i'm ecstatic at how well i did. i stuck it out and followed a plan to not overindulge in snacking. and it worked.

dinner after yoga: small apple, orange, cell-nique. 250 total.

total today: 1050! listen, it makes up for yesterday, sorta. :)  happiness. and my two day average is 2075. better, better. plan for tomorrow is 1500.

yoga was GREAT tonight.  there was a HOT teacher, so i tried extra hard. it was my best class i did since the summer!


yoga in the morning...then preparing for NYE with a small group of good friends! I hope you all enjoy your NYE too.


wow! thanks for all your great comments. It seems that you guys are all back from your holidays on DD.

So I slept late today and missed the morning yoga class. That's actually ok though for mutliple reasons. First, I value sleep on a vacation more than waking up on time for yoga.  Next, I need to buy a casual but new outfit to wear on NYE. It's nothing fancy, I'll probably wear jeans, but it was to look good. So, nothing expensive as I put the majority of my money into yoga/food, I'll go to Old Navy. And, if that doesn't work out, Kmart.  I cannot spend a lot for clothes. and i'm ok with this because clothes are clothes! it's hard for people to tell what is cheap or if you bought something in kmart rather than macy's.  I used to go to Express, Gap, and Ann Taylor Loft a lot for work. but now thankfully i can wear scrubs.

moving on.

I made sure to have liquids after yoga last night so that i wouldn't wake up extra dehydrated and famished this morning. It worked, thankfully.

9:30 Breakfast: Grapefruit, Cell-Nique drink :) 180

lunch: big healthy 400

snack 1: small coffee 30

snack 2: special k protein bar 180

it's gonna be a GREAT day after all. thank god i stuck to my plans and gut. didn't overeat again. :)  so far, around 800 cal. today will totally be 1200! making my 2 day average 2150 which is acceptable for two days. i'm waaaay proud.

and i'm going to try really hard tomorrow not to have more than 1500. I KNOW i can do it - I KNOW i will NOT give into what my friends want me to eat, either. i will make good choices!

snack 3 after yoga: Cell-nique drink...

dinner: not sure. something light.

 2.5 mi walk outside and hot yoga tonight at 6:30 pm! yay!

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

starfish on 12/30/2008:
Great start! You can do it!

loveray on 12/30/2008:
happy day!! nice work getting to yoga again. love you

legcramps on 12/30/2008:
Hey! You're lucky you get to wear scrubs. I wish I had to wear scrubs or some other kind of uniform - it would make things so much easier, because I too try not to spend a lot of money on clothes. My reason for that right now is because I keep gaining weight! Ack!

Anyways, thanks for all of your comments all the time - you are one of the only people who still comments on my entries and I really do appreciate it. Hopefully someday I will be able to journal more frequently and comment on other's journals more frequently too. Maybe I should quit my job and do nothing but journal on dietdiaries all day. I think everyone'd get pretty sick of me after a while!!!

Take care and have fun on NYE!!

omahagrl on 12/30/2008:

skinnyjeans on 12/31/2008:
You did GREAT!!!! I'm so happy for you! And I love hot workout instructors, too...makes working out more fun! :)

sweetpea1977 on 12/31/2008:

Have a wonderful NYE celebration with your friends!

greengirl on 12/31/2008:
Best wishes for the New Year HoP. Let it be a healthy one for us all :)

Jen40 on 12/31/2008:
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Have fun, be safe.

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Dec 29, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

past 30 days i've had 16 binge days. still in the red zone! yuck!

10:20pm edit.

so i went to yoga for an 8pm class and put my whole heart into it. and it was a GREAT practice. i really put everything in!

and today's calories are 3100, not 3200. lol, it matters to me to change that. I might be able to do 1200 tomorrow, but prob not. So i might just try sticking to the 1500s. we'll see.



forgive me, please! i binged! yes, even though it's vacation. hmmm, i was doing schoolwork and took a break and there were brownies, ice cream, two bagels with butter, cake involved. so, there you go. i'm actually not very mad at myself as i've been doing a good job being my own cheerleader lately.  meaning, i still have my confidence.

total calories today will be 3200.

and i may still go to yoga today a second time, although it'll be late if i go. 8pm probably. then, lots of fluids so i make it in the morning. if i don't go to yoga later, i'll go to the gym and use the elliptical this evening.

on a good note, i weighed myself this morning before breakfast/after using the bathroom  haha....and i weighed 137. down from 145 when i was really full and bloated at the beginning of this break.




It's 1pm and the day is going well, except that my mom is royally pissed at my for cooking a stirfry so there is oil splatter that i need to clean up, obviously.

breakfast: banana 110, puffed rice, milk 300

9:30am: yoga

snack: green drink after yoga.

large lunch: stir fry: oil 250??, 10 brussel sprouts 80, 20 asparagus 60, 2 yellow peppers 40, tofu 50...side of blueberries 80  Total: around 600

total so far: 900

yoga at 5pm. maybe a green drink before it or a fruit.



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

thinnside40 on 12/29/2008:
Sorry!... That stinks...... At least you are doing well and this day is looking successful for you...

: o )

hanna_llll on 12/29/2008:

thinnside40 on 12/29/2008:
Stay H_O_P..... You are who you are! : o ) You know that already!

Just came back to see how the remainder of your day has went and see not so well, but you are LOOKING TO THE + SIDE OF THE #'s.....

Maybe tomorrow will be better when hopefully it isn't started off in a tiff with yer mom...

thinnside40 on 12/29/2008:
Not sure whats up, but just a tad "odd" in today's post & comment.... Maybe some point in time a past comment was taken wrong (everything before today has been deleted !?!?!?!?!?!?), but always know that your comments and suggestions are well intended and only meant to help....

Good Night's sleep & finger cross for me Tuesday to stay 100% true to my eating healthy... I went off the wrong way after the boys went home, but know that it could of been way worse too had I not caught myself and stopped when I did....

starfish on 12/29/2008:
sounds like yoga was great. I know you will do well on calories tomorrow :-)

skinnyjeans on 12/30/2008:
Hi HOP!!! Just get back on the horse today and you will succeed! :)

jolt on 12/30/2008:
Hey you,

I know food/binging was/is a serious issue for me thats for sure. I took all of 2008 dealing with it and am proud to say I am winning. Its not always easy though is it? In reality we cannot change what we have already done, but we can change how we do things in the future.

If binge eating is something you are looking at taking control of a couple of things that worked for me were... Thinking before I ate, if I wanted I waited 10 minutes and asked myself why I wanted it, and adding extra exercise into the day. If I want a brownie and its an extra 30 minutes of walking. Sometimes when you add time to a food it loses its value for you.

Keep up the excellent work :)

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