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Horn_of_plenty - Monday Aug 25, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

binge followed by more bingeing: bread with pb and cream cheese and caramel topping. 600!!

total cal: 3600.


wanted to binge a bit after dinner and gave in. following my 450 cal dessert, i had 1/2 cup raisinettes (360) and two granola bars (280)

total cal: 2960. i'll round that to 3,000.

sheesh. everything tastes so good.


lots of eating today. in a good way buy i do actually feel a little bloated. all good.

2 mi during work...and i would like to go on another short walk. like a half hour. i have to call this guy back from online dating who left me a message last night...i'm really not in the mood to talk to any guy right now but i have to. :( i'll tell him i have to go but didn't want to not call back.

so far, calories are 1870 but my mind is wandering and wants dessert. lol. dinner was a satisfying 570 calories. so we'll see.

gave in to dessert. rich ice cream with some jelly on top.

total cal might be as high as 2320. ok.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

grumpy on 08/25/2008:
I know.. it's hard to stop at times. I have had ice cream in my fridge for a few weeks and not opened it. that's a first for me and i am so proud. but if i stay another few weeks without getting laid, the ice cream gets it. HAHAHAHAHAHA xoxo

loveray on 08/25/2008:
sorry you are feeling the urge today. i hope that you wake refreshed with a new mindset to go into tomorrow. are you stressed about this online dating stuff? i know i could be...

selina on 08/26/2008:
HI HOP! I hope you'll get back on track today! Your food does sound good, though....

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Aug 24, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

1850 calories today. right now, i cannot be so concerned with calorie restriction and diet as much as just eating within my calories. I will be starting a whole new education program in two weeks which is not much time. It is NOT time for a crazy diet plan. Exercise, that's fine. But, it's NOT the time to try to lose as much as I can or something before the program starts. It's only important for me to be myself and work to achieve my goals as much as I can without going overboard.

This was actually a good weekend because I didn't binge eat. More or less, I had a decent amount of calories both days as well as Friday. I am proud of myself for making good decisions on these days.

Still, I get too hungry in the mornings/afternoon and I'm going to have to think about the foods I will be eating and when during this program. I need to have ENERGY. I need to do my best. This is a big chance for me and for the rest of my life! I am excited and anxious for it to begin! :)

Exercise: 40 min bike, hot yoga :), 30 min stroll, 20 min elliptical, some weights and abs. yes, a complete physical day. wouldn't change a thing.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

teriyaki on 08/24/2008:
Good for you for making such good choices this weekend. Congrats on all the exercise...

selina on 08/25/2008:
This is, likewise, a wonderful entry! I see you are really focused in your new carreer. Stay well and healthy!

Donkey on 08/25/2008:
Sounds like a wonderful weekend! this is a good calorie level for you.

Suggestions for keeping hunger away: Protein! And fiber! And did I mention Protein? :-)

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Aug 23, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

sun entry: breakfast 300 cal mostly carbs.

snack: one black apricot (saw them for the 1st time in a fruit/veg store, they look like slightly fuzzy dark purple plums and taste good!) and one plum. and 2 tbsp pb on a cracker: 295

snack: veggie/fruit powder in water: 35

BIG, tasty lunch: jeno's microwave pizza which i used like a flatbread inside of which i put lettuce and some deli turkey. 570 and some mints. 590

snack: lots of pineapple cc and bran crackers: 300...total 1520. I'm thinking around 1900-2000 calories today.

did a bike ride and yoga so far. i'd like to do some elliptical/weights later. but first, i must buy white pants!!! yuck! and lots of them, like at least 5 pairs for school...


sat entry:

ate a little unhealthy today. was at grandma's and had 7 cookies (four big three small.) so, that added about 530 extra cal. they are good though...and free. so, maybe if i just have a little less it'll be ok.

ordered food with my sister for dinner. then, had two plums and some mints after.

i'm hoping calories are around 2200 for today...and not more. right now, i'm making the most of exercise because i realize i shouldn't be eating 1200 cal (not that i ever do) or anything very low since i usually do get in some exercise each day. all in all, 2200 cal would be ok with me for today.

that's about it for now! tomorrow, i have plans to do yoga/bike ride in the morning. then, unfortunately, i need to go shopping to find white pants for the program i'm entering. i want to buy them tomorrow.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 08/23/2008:
Have a good night's sleep and refreshed tomorrow!

grumpy on 08/23/2008:
bikram will make you burn at least 400 cals anyways! xo

hollybelle on 08/24/2008:
Well, I say if you can't indulge a little at Grandma's where can you, anyway? I'd give almost ANYTHING to have one of my G'ma's cookies at her kitchen table with her on a Sat or Sun afternoon - she made the best chocolate chip ones.

RE: Dating (again) - You are so smart to have standards (that may sound corny and old-fashioned, square but I mean it). There are always men who are self-made "clods", but I think women have "sold out" to lower standards and that's why men are of a lesser quality. Women need to give men the chance to rise to bar and prove themselves. Everyone benefits - the men have higher self-esteem because they know they have someone of quality and vice-versa - Gee I sound really un-cool, but I really believe this - even if I didn't say it very well.

loveray on 08/24/2008:
thanks, HOP!! i know you have had your fair share of work/dating drama, so you can relate. i am so fortunate that i have had a job for a long time and due to my circumstances i was able to just walk away when things were not going the way i planned. i guess i just forgot about the whole not working thing, as weird as that may sound. i hope you had a great weekend and i am looking forward to a positive week on here! i need a whole one. xoxo

WI3 on 08/24/2008:
I'm gonna have to check out those plums...I love plums! Have a great day!

MCWOO:) on 08/24/2008:
Hiya HOP,Hope you are havin' a great sunday,take care Julie

thinnside40 on 08/24/2008:
Good Day so far..... Have a great evening!

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Aug 22, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

thanks everyone for the thoughtful dating advice on my last entry!

things are much better than yesterday. was a bit tired during the morning but it wore off. now, time for a late session at the gym. looking foward to it, actually.

calories so far: 1470. but i may have another meal or so. or at least another snack. we'll see. not many veggies...but tons of tomatoes. 5 plum tomatoes to be exact.

alright, going out to the gym.

total calories approx. 1800. good day for me.

2 mi during work walk, elliptical 20 min, 10 min walk, weights/little bit of abs.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

loveray on 08/22/2008:
weird, i just left you a comment...i think it got lost in cyberspace. if it shows up it was something like this: i met a boy on match.com who is so cute!!! i havent met him in person, but i am scared. sorry you had a crappy date! where did you meet him? jdate? try the alba shakes. sooo good, chocolaty and only 70 cals http://www.albadrinks.com/products/index.php

thinnside40 on 08/22/2008:
Tomatoes are one of my very favorites, alongside cucumbers...I sometimes just eat those 2 for lunch when both are in high production in the garden.... A HUGE BOWL FULL!!!!!!

Have a good evening!

Maria7 on 08/22/2008:
Yayyyy on the 2 miles walk and other exercise, too!

Beth201P on 08/22/2008:
I agree with thinnside40 Yum Yum.....Have a great weekend.

Jen40 on 08/24/2008:
I love tomatoes. I have some green ones I want to fry up. Have a peaceful Sunday.

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Aug 21, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

around 1850 today.

i went on a crappy date. i met him in the city at 10:30pm. basically, the gist of the date, is that he wanted to know if i would sleep with him early on in the relationship. well, i would never. that's me. can't change that so much. so, the date ended pretty soon after. i was home by 1am...left the city at 12. what crap.

i should not have gotten my nails done...that was a waste of money...although they do look good.

what have i learned??? weeknight dates suck. those guys are players. lol, a generalization but it makes sense.

exercise: 2 mi during work and some walking in city...but not much.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

Agent_Guber on 08/21/2008:
sorry about your crappy date :(

selina on 08/22/2008:
Yayy to pretty nails and 2-mile walk! Sorry for the crappy date...

lafemme_loca on 08/22/2008:
So true about the players... *sigh* I am sorry for your date but glad you can enjoy your nails and that you got home early enough to sleep well ;-) Enjoy your day !

anewhb on 08/22/2008:
Some men! They just don't know what they are missing out on by being that way! His loss. Nice nails are their own kind of pleasure. At least you didn't spend a perfectly good weekend evening on the date! Have a good weekend.

grumpy on 08/22/2008:
ew... i wouldnt have a problem sleeping with a guy i liked somewhat 'early' in the relationship if it felt right, but just the fact that's all he wanted to ask, sounds pretty bad. glad you're smart and know how to take care of yourself. that's not the same guy, right? xoxo

WI3 on 08/22/2008:
ACK what a loser that guy was! Yet, somewhere there will be a woman dumb enough to give him what he wants lol. Glad you got out of that date quickly..who wants to waste time with a slime! AND, having your nails done is a bonus!

balloonlady on 08/22/2008:
what has happened to dating! I was talking to my mother in law who has had the good fortune to marry her first love in 1960 and are still very happy.... I informed her men today typically expect something by the 3 or 4 date.. .she was SHOCKED!! It really is a sad standard and I have fallen victim to it as well... Next month Dustin and I will have been married 2 years..... So glad I am not dating.... But the downside... my nails arent done!.... lol...hang in there!

thinnside40 on 08/22/2008:
For crying out loud...Creep!..... I am so proud of you for standing up and saying "no"...Not as easy as it sounds these days, especially when that is the "norm" for most......

Have a good Friday!

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Aug 20, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

i'm slowly but surely getting more sleep and feeling better at work :)

less bingey but definitely still hungry in the morning before lunch.

tried the new DD egg white flatbread - it's GREAT! :)

good eating so far. i'll probably aim for around 1750-1800 today. :)

exercise: 2 mi during work. probably will walk later or bike or go to the gym. it'll probably be the gym bc i want to use weights more! :) and abs.

calories: 1850.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

loveray on 08/20/2008:
yea, i usually end up having a snack after that...but its just habit now. i added some soy-pepperoni with that which has a lot of protien actually- so i feel pretty full. the banana and soymilk made me full today too. i am feeling much less hungry than this weekend when i was in binge-mode the whole time! yikes. hope you are well..your day sounds great! xo

thinnside40 on 08/20/2008:
Looks like a great day!..... Do it again tomorrow!

Jen40 on 08/20/2008:
good workout!

selina on 08/21/2008:
Great day, sounds like! Good food and great exercise, congrats! Also, Yayyy! on the getting more sleep and feeling better at work!

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Aug 19, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

on a ten point scale, today would be a stress level 6 i guess. not too bad.

calories: too high. VERY hungry, bingey...and everything else. but, in general, i don't think i had too many carbs today.

calories: around 1850.

exercise: 2 mi during work, 2.5 approx. after work.


i fixed a problem i had with the bank today and that makes me very happy. i also know that my new insurance for the coming school year has begun. all good things.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

WI3 on 08/19/2008:
Yeah, dating can be a nightmare...I sure do understand that one! LOL my entry today was really tongue in cheek because I know he is just going through a thing. It felt good to write about it in a grandiose form..makes me feel better LOL. I'm not really all that upset...just gotta make some adjustments to give the man what he wants. Oh heck, that is obsesive LOL!

loveray on 08/19/2008:
hi HOP! i missed you while i was away. i hope you are able to breathe deeply and find some peace soon. i know how you feel though- this even happened to me while i was in colorado- i almost ate my friends entire house on sunday! i had enough peanut butter to feed an army. xoxox

loveray on 08/19/2008:
yep- the synergy one! i had the trilogy one (ginger, berry and citrus) so yummy...but now my tummy kinda hurts :(

Maria7 on 08/19/2008:
1850 is good. Thanks for the compliment on my new name. I like it better, too. Good on the 2 miles exercise, too! Yayyyyy!!!

grumpy on 08/19/2008:
1850 is not bad. sorry you have been stressed. xo

thinnside40 on 08/19/2008:
God things Good things...Whoohoo!!!!!!!!!

selina on 08/20/2008:
Great walking! I hope your stress level will not go higher than that! Have a great day!

Jen40 on 08/20/2008:
good workout! Hopefully the stress level today will be lower. Have a great day. :O)

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Aug 18, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

i do not believe the calorie counts on the new Dunkin Donuts flatbread sandwiches. there's NO WAY that the cheddar turkey bacon flatbread has only 360 calories. sorry. it's HUGE, too.

total calories: 1450 approx. good!

exercise: 1 mi during work instead of 2! :( bike ride. some tennis if my partner....

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 08/18/2008:
I don't think that all the calories counts on different food items are always completely accurate, either. 1450 is fantastic! I'm still Maria. Hope you are doing well.

thinnside40 on 08/18/2008:
I have often wondered about calorie counts....I mean when you really think about it, how IS it all calculated?

Have a good evening!

loveray on 08/18/2008:
missed you!! more on the date soon, ok?

Jen40 on 08/19/2008:
I was wondering that myself, and I agree it seems way off. I'm seeing new commercials for egg white ones and wonder if that's really what it seems. Have a great day! Your calories were great.

WI3 on 08/19/2008:
Ohh another date! How exciting! Play it cool and collected and DON'T call or text him after the date to find out what's up. Let him do all the worrying and chasing. You have yourself to think about! =)

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Aug 17, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

evening edit: tomorrow will be better. plus, i have a new date on Friday night. and yes, i'd rather not be dating per se, but rather in a relationship. but i guess i have to do the work first??? i have never went out with this guy before and i hope it works out this time...



pretty good breakfast, 360

snack: fruit: 60

LUNCH: 1/2 bagel with salmon salad spread, microwave pizza, bbq chicken, small salad, cream cheese on rye bread, 2 servings chips, banana, pineapple cottage cheese, lots of raisinettes, four granola bars.

total for today so far: 3350 approx. ouch. perhaps i should stop! stopping.

exercise: short bike ride, yoga, and i will definitely walk but not yet...

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

Agent_Guber on 08/17/2008:
Your lunch sounds SO SO good!!!

thinnside40 on 08/17/2008:
Hard to STOP sometimes...I know.....Get yer exercise!

maria777 on 08/17/2008:
Good on the exercise. I love raisins!

Jen40 on 08/17/2008:
I was just telling Thinnside40 that I can feel I am about to freak out soon and lose my mind, consuming everything I can. I can just tell it's coming if I dont get a grip. Good for you on the exercise, that IS really good.

selina on 08/18/2008:
HI HOP! Your lunch made me really hungry!!!!

YAYYY on the new date! I love it - enjoy! Being in a relashionship is great but dating is wonderful!

selina on 08/18/2008:
Me in the kitchen - I LOVE cooking!

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Aug 16, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

sunday AM entry: big filling breakfast. 2 cups fiber one, 2 cups almond milk, plum: around 360 calories.


sat evening entry:

better eating in the second half the day aka dinner. very healthy although huge portions at a family bbq. many veggies. so, i can realistically say i probably didn't eat over 2200 today. exercise includes minimal weights (but that's a start!), short bike ride, yoga, 20 min elliptical and 1.5 mi walk. interesting mix, huh!? goodnight. better days to come.

going to drive my uncle to the airport in the morning. then YOGA. i'm actually going to go straight there i think from the airport. it'll be perfect timing!


afternoon entry:

ehhh, i'm writing as i eat a tad too much sugar.

breakfast: cereal/fruit/milk: 210

snack: plum/few cherries: 60

very sugary lunch: bran cereal,2 cups almond milk, 1/4 cup sf jelly, nasty soft tofu, cinnamon, FOUR granola bars boy are they GOOD, 1/2 cup dark chocolate raisinetts: 950 yuckie calories.

total: around 1220 now. and big bbq for dinner tonight. i'll aim for 2200 calories today.

bike to and from yoga and 6 mi walk...considering i had enough sugar to feed a starving country. i may try to just have protein/veggies at dinner bc i do feel bad for my body right now!

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

WI3 on 08/16/2008:
Hope you had a great ending to the day!

thinnside40 on 08/16/2008:
Yes, evening was better than the day beginning.... Good Job!

selina on 08/17/2008:
Busy day! Stay well!

grumpy on 08/17/2008:
that's a lot of working out., i love it!

WI3 on 08/17/2008:
Wow that IS quite the filling breakfast! Good for you! And way to go on dinner last night. Have a wonderful day!

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