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Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Oct 27, 2007

Weight: 124.0

Sunday morning edit: today began alright...but proceeded to get a bit shakey. I had 685 calories for breakfast: 2 different flavored protein powders with 2 kinds of bran cereal followed by 7 quaker butter popcorn rice cakes. Could have been worse. I plan on a lot of exercise. I may have to shift to a more realistic goal if 1500 doesn't lend itself properly later in the day. If that's the case, I wouldn't want calories over 1800. The plan is to go to the greenway later in the day...and perhaps walk in 2x. ummm, That would be some major mileage! Actually, it would be about 10 to 10.5 miles!!!! I'm not sure of the exact mileage but that is a good approximation.

I hope everyone enjoys their day. Of course, I'm off to another movie as well. I will also pick up some more sport bras. I'm not buying them on a whim either. I have a few, but was also exercising in regular bras and they have irritated my skin. So, now it's sport bras only while exercising. At first, I didn't think walking could do this to a person.

On another front, I have purchased, with my invisible stack of cash, a new piece of exercise equipment from an infomercial. For those of you that aren't aware, I do this from time to time. Usually about 1X or 2X a year. I have bought in the past: Red (I love it, great ab workout), ab lounge (its alright, but can produce some back pain and i prefer Red which I bought after the ab lounge), and most recently a leg workout machine for a hefty $150 with one year warranty.

This piece of equipment is called Leg Magic. It works your inner and outer thigh areas. It appeals to me because you do it for short bursts, not one long period. Also, its easy to move around and you can slide it under your bed. My legs need some more muscle mass as I am NOT a runner and I still need some work with my walking endurace. I believe its going to be an awesome purchase. I've been very happy with Red, too. If i never bought red, I'd probably use the ab lounge more often. I kinda like watching informercials for exercise equipment...and deciding if anything appeals to me. :) I can't wait till it comes between 2-6 weeks. I'll keep you updated on my satisfaction. :)


Saturday evening update:

32 hrs, 40 min exercise so far!!!

so today the calories and exercise were both fantastic! :) I feel good!

exercise: 25 min walk in the am, 1hr elliptical in the afternoon, 15 min walk/jog, 20 min bike, 25 min walk in the evening. 2 hr, 25 min total exercise!

calories: 1490. I didn't think i could do it and I thought i was seriously gonna go over in calories today! wow. good stuff.

I should proceed with caution...and remind myself that tomorrow is gonna be a good, positive day just like today.

I saw "Bella" today. Great movie. It's kinda girlie though. I don't know if guys will like it as much. It's a family/love story.

I catched up on the phone with a couple friends today also.

Goodnight all!

rae_regenbogen on 10/27/2007:
Oh my God! That's a lot of exercise. I'm tired just reading about it. :)

mcwoo40 on 10/28/2007:
Hi,glad you had a good day yesterday make today another one hey!!Have you had your date yet,gosh i would be a bag of nerves.Glad them days are over,but you never know do you??Have fun anyway, and keep us updated,Julie

weightlossyoyo on 10/28/2007:
WOW! You got a lot of exercise in!

yaz on 10/28/2007:
Congrats on the exercise! I wish I could get that much in!

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 26, 2007

Weight: 124.0

Saturday AM: Lots of bran and rice cakes with 2 scoops of two different protein powders: strawberry and cookies and cream. total calories: 475.

Have a good day, all! I'm looking to have a good day myself! :) The goal calorwise I was thinking of yesterday for today was 1200. I don't think this is doable, honestly. I'm going to make today's goal a comfortable 1500.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 30hrs, 15 min

1670 cal for Friday. Only 20 min exercise, but good on sleep!!!!

so maybe my calories aren't 1200...or 1400....or even 1500 lately. That's really ok by me. as long as i'm keeping up with exercise. Lately, I feel like a big sausage. My clothes are definitely tight! haha, my jeans were killing today! I like what Donkey suggested, saying that her tight clothes were a motivating factor! I agree! :O

The date will probably be just for coffee. Sometime next week. I'll update for sure on it. I don't have really bad skin, but i just wish it was a little clearer! arg! I'm debating going to the dermatologist. I prob will not. It's not worth the copays.

Last night, i stopped by Targert and dropped 40 dollars on just a package of flavored waters and one nightshirt(i don't own any and i wanted something long and flannel to wear over my pants in bed), a thermal shirt that can be worn out because it has a cute pattern on it, and a pair of fleece pants. It wasn't really a shopping spree, i bought what i believe I need and also things i've been thinking about for the past month. 40 dollars is about half of what I make in one day! That's sick! ugh.

Had a substantial breakfast, 440 cal.

snacks and food during work added to a total of 520 cal.

after work was not the healthiest, but satisfying: two plain english muffins and a package of rice cakes. yep. 615 calories.

20 minute walk in morning. going to exercise in a little bit.

fritters on 10/26/2007:
Your jammies sound comffy!

Soon2BThin on 10/27/2007:
Thanks for your comment! Yep, $40 won't get you far these days. I filled my gas tank yesterday and wondered why we're so accepting of these terrible prices. $57!! to fill up. In Maui all the prices are even higher but it's a nice place to visit. We paid $3.53 a gallon there. Well, hang in there and have a great weekend!

yaz on 10/27/2007:
Soon2BThin is right, $40 just wont get you much these days. Sounds like you are making good decisions on the calorie count. Even if you do 1500 today and shoot for 1200 tomorrow, its still good! best of luck!

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Oct 25, 2007

Weight: 124.0

breakfast was bigger than planned but still managable. 410 cal.

snacks and lunch throughout the day added up to 590 at work.

Snack after work was bigger than planned: 500 cal.

so far, 1500 cal. I wanted less today. I will eat something again before bed or i'll end up waking up hungry.

total calories: 1700 including the 4 mcdonalds chicken nuggets. perfect ending.

as far as exercise goes, I did 25 minutes in the AM. I will also exercise...now! i ended up exercising at home, 20 min.

total exercise: 45 min

total October exercise: 29 hrs, 55 min

I will finally be going out on a date next week! yup, it will be low key, but finally, a date! haha. probably just meeting for coffee. We've only emailed and spoken on the phone. I REFUSE to buy any new clothes. I know I can't loose much weight by then - maybe a pound. However, this is an incentive to get my act together.

Also, my skin is the worst it has been in a few years. I think its due to my erratic eating. I do know what to do, but it's like I'm afraid to do it. I really shouldn't be. It's not like anything I ever did turned into some death-like experience!

workingit2 on 10/25/2007:
I notice that my skin becomes really bad when I don't drink enough water or if i eat too much garbage food. Amazing how the body has ways of telling us to stop. Weight gain is just one of those ways.

fritters on 10/25/2007:
A date - what is a date?? I haven't ben on a date for 30 some years!!! I hope you have a really good time.

Donkey on 10/25/2007:
I think a date is something like a fig.

Your thing about refusing to buy new clothes -- that's what motivated me to lose weight. Totally worked for me.

workingit2 on 10/26/2007:
Hey great job on the calories! Hopefully you, me, biscotti, holly and mcwoo can all struggle through this together!

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Oct 24, 2007

Weight: 124.0

I know I'm a broken record. Does anyone have any other new suggestions to help? I weigh the most I've weighed since 2003.

yesterday was brutally bad. today was bad.

calories for breakfast: 710 despite yesterday's binge.

calories until 4:30 pm: 1720

i will allot about 300 more for the rest of the night.

exercise so far is 20 minutes in the morning.

2000 total calories

70 min walking.

total exercise: 29 hours, 10 min

tomorrow will be a GREAT day. I will plan for it tonight. I have to stick to a plan!!!!!!! gosh, if there's no plan, there's no luck with me!

the plan will include exercise in the AM, exercise in the evening after eating dinner, and 1300 calories because it will be easy to do since i have a long meeting after work.

250 cal. breakfast

580 calories during the day at work.

470 calorie dinner. right now, i'm in the mood for lean pockets and a mix of veggies and perhaps kelp noodles for dinner. that's the plan. :)

fritters on 10/24/2007:
I hope today (thursday) is better for you - good luck!!

Donkey on 10/24/2007:
OK, what's bothering you?

maria777 on 10/24/2007:
What helps me is eating brunch instead of breaky AND lunch sometimes. Also...DISTRACTIONS from stress, which can cause you to be easy to reach for comfort to foods. Hope this helps and I don't think you are overweight at all. As a matter of fact, given the charts, I think our bmi's are about the same...as I'm 5'8" and weigh 154.

hollybelle on 10/25/2007:
You can break this cycle.

fritters on 10/25/2007:
124 is a good weight for 5'2". Maybe you should just concentrate on being healthy and happy. Maintain weight and get in some good cardio everyday. Lighten up on your self!!

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Oct 23, 2007

Weight: 124.0

cruddy day today. gosh, when is this rocky path going to end. I've been so tired out lately. can't sleep for the life of me.

5,000 calories and no exercise yet. it's only 6:12pm though...

exercise is 1 hr. walk/bike

total exercise 28 hours

Donkey on 10/23/2007:
Forget the exercise. I don't think it does you much good except to perpetuate a cycle of bingeing. Although I do give you credit that you've been doing much better lately. I can understand how sleep deprivation would lead to a binge.

Dang... Maybe you will sleep well tonight.

fritters on 10/23/2007:
maybe a long, hot soak in the tub and a good book? Hope you get some good sleep.

workingit2 on 10/24/2007:
I hope today is a better day for you

shadetree on 10/24/2007:
Ever try melatonin? My husband used to take it when he was an over-the-road truck driver to help him sleep during the day...Just a thought!

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Oct 22, 2007

Weight: 124.0

In my book, I'm saying this was a good day. Slightly over, but that's ok. Everyday is NOT perfect. calories are 2120. Tomorrow I'll be watching calories again, but I will make sure that everything I eat I truly enjoy. Today was another story, and I almost threw up making dinner. I had bought some package of oysters and they smelled so foul! I quickly threw them out, almost puking in the process!!! I ended with an apple, which i sometimes get an itchy throat from. So, i went on to have pretzels; and they're what put me 100 calories over what I would have had. But, i enjoyed those pretzels!

exercise was also a bit weak today. then again, i'm soo tired!! I did go to bed at midnight and wake up at 4am! I did a 25min walk in the am and a 15 min slow bike in the pm. total exercise is 40 min.

total exercise for oct is: 27 hours :)


6:35 evening edit: I am proud to say the day has gone pretty well! :) Currently, I have 210 calories left until I reach 2000. I am really, really proud of myself for not caving in and buying junk food a lunch, especially because of lack of sleep and for what that does to my judgement! :) yay for me! :) so far, i've had 25 minutes exercise in the AM. Now, i'm off to some bike and treadmill here at home for the PM! :)

Morning entry: hi everyone. i knew today would be a "good day" but then I couldn't sleep. I woke up at 4 and finally gave into eating something a little before 5am. I ate a lot. However, with snacks and meals, I can make my total intake aroud 2000 without any real deprivation from eating at all today. So, I'm still looking ahead to a good day although I have some lack of sleep to battle with! :)

Donkey on 10/22/2007:
Keeping my fingers crossed! You can do this!

fritters on 10/23/2007:
It is something about the crunch and salt - pretzels hit the spot. I will sometimes eat them with fat free cream cheese - adds a little protien to the carbs but very few calories.

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Oct 21, 2007

Weight: 124.0

I know tomorrow will be a good day too. Planning is ESSENTIAL!

Great day due to good planning.

Exercise: 6.5 miles walking. 2 hours and 10 minutes. Actually, it took me much longer than that, but I always record 20 minutes for each mile I do. I even stopped for a rest along the way today during the middle of my walk because I was soooo tired. I didn't walk this morning and I can tell my body has gotten used to the nice lift a morning walk provides. I missed that feeling.

I went to see The Kingdom today. It's a great movie about our polital policies with the Saudis and it relates to 9/11. It's quite a dramatic movie, to say the least. If you don't like gore and brutality, I wouldn't see it. I liked it very much.

Total exercise in October: 26 hours, 20 min :)

calories were 1200.

I think i made up for Friday's binge. Now, my goal is to maintain this low level of calories until next Monday. I want to loose some of the weight I recently gained.

alexa on 10/21/2007:
congratulations on a great day! i think i'm going to start walking in the morning too. that sounds like a great way to start a day

fritters on 10/22/2007:

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Oct 20, 2007

Weight: 124.0

exercise: 2hr, 10 min

total: 24 hr, 10 min!

today was a great calorie and exercise day. I'm heading in the right direction. Tomorrow, I know, will be just as good! :)

calories are close to 1200. :) i'm very happy about this!

exercise: 1 mile in the morning, 5.5 mile walk near the water. so far, 6.5 miles. I might walk on the treadmill for a little while as I watch some tv.

I've also joined this dating service. lol. it's something that's pretty popular on Long Island. I've been talking to a few people online. Hey, its just good fun.

Have a goodnight everyone. I never ended up seeing a movie today. But, tomorrow, i'm going to see the new movie with Halle Berry in it! :) I love her acting.

Goodnight all! :)

I will plan for tomorrow. Whenever I have a plan, the whole day goes sooo much smoother! Also, the walk in the morning after I have breakfast is working out well!

fritters on 10/20/2007:
You are right those plans really help. Thanks for the input on my no sugar. I am pretty much an all or nothing person, so I am going to go with the nothing when it comes to sugar. Today was easy - I ate an Asian Pear and that took away the need for sweets. Also gave me a some of those carbs that we all need.

workingit2 on 10/20/2007:
How nice that you had such a great day! Enjoy your movie!

Donkey on 10/20/2007:

legcramps on 10/21/2007:
Wow, great job on the exercise today!

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 19, 2007

Weight: 124.0

Saturday afternoon edit:

this day is really turning into an ugly day. it's turning ugly because everyone is fighting and the whole atmosphere in this house is just nasty. my sister is b----ing everyone around. I really DON'T understand it. She really expects us all to do things for her. I asked her to take the soap out of a tubberware container that i had bought and she just wouldn't do it. i asked again, with more authority, and she got all pissed at me. She said there were no other ones like it. I told her to buy one. she still wouldn't take the soap out. I took it out. I got SCREAMED at by my mother. arg!


Saturday AM edit:

So today is good so far. I had breakfast and it was bran and soy peanut butter protein powder mix with water. It was satisfying. then, i drank a lot of water with cherry chocolate flavored stevia in it. My stomach is pretty full - being from breakfast and from last night.

The plan is to walk on the treadmill for 1/2 hr, clean the bathroom, shower, watch a movie, exercise at the park, go to the bookstore, exercise at the gym, and watch another movie tonight. arg. I really wish I could start volunteering already. I just finished all the medical tests for it yesterday! :) I will also probably start working at the elementary after school a couple days a week. more to update later.


Friday entry: exercise was not so great today. morning was 20 min treadmill, evening was 5 min treadmill and 20 min bike.

total exercise today: 45 lousy, slow minutes.

total Oct: 22 hrs :)


I had a totally preventable binge. arg. it's ok though. If i eat well, correctly, over the weekend @ 1200 cal per day I will be happy.

Today's calories are 3800. The binge was in the evening and it was on bread and peanut butter. haha, 1/2 cup peanut butter and lots of bread and a banana. and this was after a meal....and then i had two "real" jellos, cereal, more cereal and soy milk.

hmm. i will exercise. I think it'll just be a walk on the treadmill at home so that i can wear whatever i like and not see anyone. lol.

today's weather was CRAZY. it was pouring and when school got out i had to walk students to the bus in the pouring rain. oh my. i got drenched, then i had to find my car at the train and go straight to the doctor to finish up a blood test that i didn't do in order to volunteer. it's all done now! thankfully!

now, i'm going to check the weather and see what plans I need to make in order to get a good amount of exercise in for this weekend!

goodnight all!

fritters on 10/19/2007:
The peanut butter part of your binge sounds really good!! Have a good weekend

Donkey on 10/19/2007:
Can you get peanut butter out of the house for a while, without the family falling apart about it?

monet0239 on 10/19/2007:
hey sweetie.. :).. peanut butter and bananas huh.. OK Elvis.. hehe.. the stuff is good though.. that's for sure.. Sorry about the rain.. always comes at the wrong time huh..lol.. it should rain after midnight.. till about 4:00 am..lol.. then be all sunny during sunlight..lololol.. wouldn't it be nice if it worked that way.. hehe..

I wish you the best for the weekend.. you'll do great!!,, hugs my friend..

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Oct 18, 2007

Weight: 124.0

total exercise: 21 hrs, 15 min :)

today was a little odd. I had a powerpoint meeting after work which was helpful. I also went to exercise, only to find out there was also some marching band festival going on. i stopped by to watch a little bit after exercising. then, i accidentally walked the wrong way back only to see the gate locked. i had to walk 10 minutes back the other way. There was nobody around and it was definitely a little scary, to say the least.

calories were good, because i was busy and because i made good choices. same with exercise.

calories: about 1330

exercise: 1 hr, 20 min :)

legcramps on 10/18/2007:
Hey, great work with the exercise! I am embarrased to tally my own for the month so far - and I can't see it getting much better before the month is up. Oh well, you're an awesome example of how to get that exercise in, and total inspiration! Keep it up and you'll motivate me to meet my own exercise goals!

workingit2 on 10/19/2007:
oh I don't like being scared! Good job on your exercise and on giving your body a break from the heavy calories =)

fritters on 10/19/2007:
I am always going the wrong way - glad I am not alone!!! Have a good Friday!

jon'smom on 10/19/2007:
Keep up the great work, I know you can do it!

hollybelle on 10/19/2007:
YAY!!!!! Great day - even with taking the wrong way. I did that on my bike last night - I rode to a new neighborhood and it looked liek one way was the way out (I didn't pay attention to the street signs, of course) and I rode about 15 minutes longer than I intended to! That's one way to get a better workout, I guess!

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