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Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jul 05, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.2

thanks to those who left me positive, assuring comments.

Calories: 1500 :)

exercise: 120 min (60 yoga, 50 elliptical, 10 bike)

goodnight all.

I will comment on diaries tomorrow/Friday.

total minutes for July: 6 hrs, 45 min.

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

GG on 07/05/2007:
Hey, How was your 4th? Anything good & fun?! And as for living "flabby & outta shape" you are totally going in the right direction towards "lean & mean" because you seem to working out a lot, eating healthfully & being a phsyco about food like me! hahahaha!!! Just Kidding!! Good LUck with things!!! You weigh 113 am I right?! THAT IS NOT OVER WEIGHT AT ALL! I think i recall you saying your 5'2"...your perfect!!! How is your class going by the way and any new food finds?!

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jul 04, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.2

yesterday was a TERRIBLE binge.

today was a 990 binge on breakfast.

doing work. i know its the 4th of July. NO plans. DO NOT want plans...too much work to do. even if i do chill here in between doing work, that's fine. i just cannot be out, when i have work on my mind.

exercise is none so far, i'll update that tomorrow if i do. i decided not to go to yoga, because i didn't want to be a in VERY crowded room. I know how people get and many classes were cancelled due to the holiday! so, i wasn't going to go, after binging last night, looking and feeling crappy with many extra people around.

calories are 1530. pretty amazing. if i don't stay somewhat low the rest of these next couple weeks, i'll regret it standing in front of everyone conducting them. i didn't really loose any weight like i wanted to. stress got to me. i let it...even though it didn't have to be this way at all.

when this class is over, i'll have a term paper to write for another class. if i have any interviews in the next two weeks, i'm not taking them. i have work for this class to do...and i seriously cannot have ANY other distractions besides the yoga...which keeps me sane, as well as any other working out, practicing horn, and performing/rehearsing i do. enough is enough.

anyway, what i meant to say in the last paragraph, is that when this class is over, i am making and keeping a committment with myself. This commitment is about fitness. I am sick of being a flabby, out of shape woman, who is only going to be 25. This is seriously PATHETIC. I don't want to live this way the rest of my life. I want to be "LEAN and MEAN." Just kidding, but i do want to be strong. I'm not just saying this cause i'm stressed. I really mean it. I MUST step it up a notch, and when the times comes, I WILL!

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/05/2007:
It never fails for me - it seems the days I say I am going to really eat low amount of calories I really don't. I think I do better if I just say - I am going to be reasonable. Then, again, sometimes nothing works......it's "just one of those days". Seriously now - if you are 5'2" and 113 pounds - you couldn't be flabby and out of shape - ESPECIALLY with the amount of exercise you do! Sometimes I am too hard on myself because I fear if I am not I won't do what I need to do (I will suddenly get lazy or something), but I have found that a better motivation for me is trying to take care of myself. It is alot less stressful, anyway. You always pull it out of any fire you get in. Just try to make sure you aren't setting the fire!

greengirl on 07/05/2007:
I agree with Hollybelle. Sometimes you seem really hard on yourself. You need to give yourself more credit for all the hard work you put in to your life. Chin up, HoP :o)

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jul 03, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.2

Wednesday morning edit:

edit: I'm FREAKING out about this class i'm studying for. so, in an attempt to procrastinate, i decided to have a snack yesterday...and, instead, ate over 2,000 calories in the early afternoon.

today: I thought i would "restrict" calories a lot, but instead found myself eating 990 calories for breakfast. at least i'm full now!.



Binge. 3150 calories today. I just cannot learn!

exercise: 70 (yoga 60, bike 10) no other cardio.

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/03/2007:
What HAPPENED??? :-( I'm so sorry; hugs to you...

maria777 on 07/03/2007:
We all have days like that...like we just....HUNGRY!!! Looks like you did get some exercise in, though! BIG SMILE!!!

weightlossyoyo on 07/03/2007:
Don't worry! There is always tomorrow!

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Jul 02, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.2

edit: my goal for Tuesday is yoga and 40 minutes of cardio.

total July exercise: 3hrs, 35 min

today's exercise: 145 min (yoga 60, weights 30, bike 10, treadmill 45)

calories: 1390 :)

yoga has been soooo difficult lately! LOL, i still love it, though. It seems my muscles have a hard time doing it EVERYDAY! but, as long as I pay for a monthly unlimited, i plan on dragging myself there, no matter what, everyday!

yesterday, at the fair, there were huge giraffs, llamas (which i thought are only found in the middle east but aparently i'm wrong!) they originated in the plains of North America, monkeys, sheep, one elephant, and a camel!!! how odd! I couldn't believe there was a camel, giraffs, and llamas there! but, the humps were strange on the camel, they were moving around a lot! haha.

have a good evening.

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

greengirl on 07/03/2007:
10 out of 10 for the exercise again HoP. I always thought Llamas came from South America, or am I thinking of alpacas??

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jul 01, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 112.4

hi, good evening!

total calories: 1150

total exercise: 70. not good because really no cardio. 60 yoga and 10 for biking there and back.

i did meet up with a friend tonight and we stopped by a fair...went on the ferris wheel! it was a good change of pace, i'll tell you that!

everyone have a good day tomorrow! :)

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

harleygirl79 on 07/02/2007:
Hope you enjoyed yourself at the Fair. I love Fairs, just hate the food choices they have. I love them, but I hate them, if you know what I mean. Have a great day!

greengirl on 07/02/2007:
HoP you kicked everyone's butt in the June exercise challenge!!! Way to go girl :o) I really enjoyed this challenge and I'm definately going to count the July total the same way. Glad to see you had a good time at the fair :o)

yamahaflutist on 07/02/2007:
Thanks for the comment! :-) I see you are a band instructor! I have a degree in music. I mainly play flute, but other instruments as well. Don't ask me how I ended up working in the health care industry - I'm not sure myself!

hollybelle on 07/03/2007:
I was SO glad to see you went to the FAIR! Good job - having fun! Do something fun again soon! I plan to follow my own advice on that, too! Congratulations on June challenge time! WOO HOO! Your salmon dinner from yesterday sounded great! Also - I think it's a good idea going on the liquid (sort of) diet for a day or two to get rid of "bloat". It works sometimes to give the system a brief rest. Hope it helped. Good reminder for me to do that sometimes!

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jun 30, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 112.4

total exercise for June: 36 hrs, 45 min.

I guess this is my final total for June! Definitely WAY better than any other month this year. I may have even tripled my exercise minutes this month from what my usualper month minutes are...which i don't know, i never calculated!! Last month I calculated that I had 18 hrs and 10 min! So, this doubles last month's total! yay!

Total exercise today: 130 min (60 yoga, 10 bike, 60 treadmill.)

Total Calories: 1660. pretty good. healthy salmon dinner. whole fillet, corn on the cob, salad, one slice of grilled squash.

edit: I'm going to try to eat low cal the next few days...focussing once again on what i did yesterday. I want my overall intake over the past 100 days to only be a little over 1800. I would rather the intake be under 1800, but it's not really possible. It'll take a few more days. but, i think if i eat only 1,000 calories for the next week straight I will end up binging at the end. I don't know. That's what I figure from past experience.


arg! My plans for the 3 day diet I had have been interrupted. Tonight I will be eating dinner with my family as my grandmother is coming over and I cannot decline. So, foods were good today...but i did splurge a little on lunch and a snack later. So, it's 3:23 and calories are up to 1,010 or so. We're eating salmon I think...which is very healthy, but has a lot of calories. oh well. at least calories for the whole day are not out of this world high!

I'll update tonight.

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

maria777 on 06/30/2007:
Yes, salmon is very good! Hope you have a nice visit with you family! Give Grandmother a hug for me!

halley on 06/30/2007:
Salmon is good for you - enjoy it and just watch your portions.

GG on 06/30/2007:
U and I must be just about the same person! We both have "weird" eating habits - or what other people consider them to be but we dont care! And we shouldnt because we KNOW we eat healthy! Watching everyone eat junk food just makes me think how much more healthy I am than them!! I cannot believe you dont have a boyfriend or husband, I could have sworn by the way you talk you did, but oh well: typing can be deceiving! So you live at home with your family? Luckily I dont have to hide anything when it comes to food at my house because my mom and sister eat the exact same way as me! (A bit less though, haha) and my dad jsut makes fun of me but atleast I can take a joke. So any new food finds? DO you sweeten your coffee (if you drink coffee) with Stevia? That stuff is awesome! And they have tincatures that are many different flavors which are great too! Nice job during June!! Lets see if you can make JULY an even better month! haha!! OOOO SALMON for dinner huh? How was it and how was it cooked? Thats my dinner tomorrow: cant wait...haha, is that strange that I am looking forward to dinner tomorrow night? LOL

weightlossyoyo on 07/01/2007:
You are doing great! Way to go on the exercise!!

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Jun 29, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 112.4

total June hours: 34 hours and 35 min

total workout time today: 145 minutes (60 yoga, 45 cardio, 10 bike, 30 weights)

total calories: 1,035 (consisting of different kinds of tofu, juice, kombucha tea sweetened with juice, diet snapple, yogurts, latte)

I am going to eat this diet for 3-7 days, depending. I will most probably switch it up a bit, especially in the drinks department.

I am trying to clean out my digestive system from bulky foods...i've abused it recently.

I really hope to keep this up...obviously not a long term diet. I wouldn't want to live on only this stuff forever, now!

goodnight all!

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/29/2007:
Just an FYI -- my friend went on a supervised cleanse (liquids and fasting), and hers lasted for 3 days. That is to say, it is planned for 3 days and that's what she did. So maybe see how it goes for 3 days and re-evaluate. She went on her cleanse for the same reason you did, abused her system, felt like she needed a break and wanted a fresh start. She did have to be careful about her exercising though because she would get lightheaded if it was near the time to drink. Just something to keep in mind... :-)


yamahaflutist on 06/30/2007:
Thank you for the encouragement and the advise! I think I have been so focused on trying to eat fruit that I've neglected to eat enough veggies! I really love salad, and raw vegetables, but I just can't seem to find a fat-free dressing I like. Any suggestions?

greengirl on 06/30/2007:
HoP I have to give you credit for trying everything. I will be very interested in the results of this one, I might even try it for say 3 days, if it works. Keep us informed as to interesting side effects and results!!!

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jun 28, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 112.4

i'm going on a diet of my own concoction the next few days. It'll be liquid based. I'll let you know how it goes. I need something different to get me unbloated and out of this sorta slump. also, i don't have too many obligation right now, so it's a good time to do it.

total cal: 2700

total june exercise: 32 hrs, 10 min.

total exercise: ......60 yoga. not so good. on my butt all day. but, i did accomplish some work.

...well, i guess it had to come sooner or later.

i splurged on lunch. this time, feeling more in control, bit still opting to overindulge. better luck tomorrow, i suppose.

breakfast calories: 325. Lunch calories: an overwhelming 2241...accomplished through lots of cookies, chips, and peanut butter.

total calories: 2566.

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 2.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/28/2007:
Isn't it amazing how many calories are packed into cookies and chips? Far to easy to go off the deep end. Just my 9 Oreos the other day was 450 cals a hit. Oof!

Now having sympathized with your plight, please... do NOT use your lunch as an excuse to continue bingeing the rest of the day. So you had a big lunch. OK fine. It's done. Move forward. Drink water, green tea. Stay active, busy. Have a light supper. It can still be a good day, HoP!!!

greengirl on 06/28/2007:
WOW HoP, your exercise totals in yesterdays update are AWESOME. You must be burning up lots of cals!!

mcwoo40 on 06/29/2007:
Hi,don't feel sorry for my hubby he is probably glad he is downstairs as he was getting shouted at and prodded in the night with a threat of being knifed at one time, that is how bad it got.He had his nose broken when he was younger so i think that is where the problem stems from.I've put up with it for 14yrs so enough is enough!!It was either this solution or the divorce courts seriously.Don't worry i won't kill him HA!HA!Take care,Julie

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jun 27, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 112.4

...thanks for the caring comments yesterday. :)

exercise was fabuloso today! (June total = 31 hrs, 10 min) too awesome! I will never be able to fit this kind of exercise in during the year. oh, but that would be nice, wouldn't it!?

total exercise: 160 minutes! yes! (yoga 60, elliptical 60, bike 10, weights 30)

total calories: a cool 1500 on the dot! yay! very happy. i even had a 600 calorie dinner...since i didn't have a snack this afternoon. dinner was complete with a lovely banana filled dessert.

time to practice studying my score and practice my instrument.

it seems i leave these things till the end...which is really a poor plan. well, not really. if i don't get out of the house first thing in the morning, i find myself being unproductive for the rest of the day! so, i guess i'm better off waiting to study till later. at least i got a good deal of exercise in!

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 2.4 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jun 26, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 112.4

total calories: 1800 i ate all afternoon long. at least it was healthy.

total exercise: 70 min (60 yoga, 10 bike) (June total = 28 hrs, 30 min)

Today's journal entry is to vent.

I lost out on a job I thought i had for sure. I am sad because when i asked the director for feedback on my interviews and demo lesson, she said that my lesson was awesome and i was awesome with the kids. she said that others on the last interview committee (the third round of interviewing) thought i would work better with students who are wealthy and can afford private lessons! wow. that is not at all what i would expect ANYONE to say about me. first of all, i worked with similiar students this year to the job i was applying for, and it was wonderful. they weren't rich and still many took private lessons. also, private lessons do not have to be expensive. you can get the from a high school musician who wants to do it for credits or for school. i'm really upset. i thought i wouldn't have to interview for the rest of the summer! wrong.

oh, and don't get me wrong, i didn't talk about private lessons for a long time or any large portion of the interview. it is a teacher's job to mention an opportunity to take private lessons to their students. so i said that. i'm angry.

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 2.4 lbs to go!

halley on 06/26/2007:
That's bad news, but it's good that you aren't turning frustration into eating.

Donkey on 06/26/2007:
You know, people will pull any reason out of a hat (or other place) to justify their selections. That may or may not have been their reasoning for not selecting you. Sounds to me like someone was splitting hairs.

So it's ok to be angry, and I think you have every right to be angry. And disappointed and frustrated. But keep in mind that even though this is the feedback that you got, it may or may not be entirely true and doesn't really reflect on your abilities or your performance at the interview.

bathsuitbeautif on 06/26/2007:
I agree with Donkey. You can't be sure you are getting truthful feedback. Saying you would do better with richer kids could be the same thing as saying you are overqualified or they think you will move on too quickly. It's difficult to read between the lines and probably not worth dwelling on to long.

greengirl on 06/27/2007:
I'm sorry to hear your disappointing news HoP, but you will have to keep up applying for jobs til you get one. Dont let it put you off. Somewhere there will be a job with your name on it. I wish you all the luck in the world in your efforts to find a good one. Keep your chin up !!

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