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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

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 22, 2008

Weight: 124.0

so, like i do when it snows and i'm stuck inside, i binged. I don't think i want to go to yoga tonight bc i want to study and just walk on the treadmill. today's not a great day lol.

I've not lost all hope though! My goal for calories today is not more than 3100. It could be much worse, trust me! Also, I'll stick to my usual goal of 1500 cal per day on the weekend.

I didn't end up volunteering bc of the snow...so I will definitely go this coming Tuesday!! :)

calories 3150.

exercise: 1hr

total ex: 19hrs, 55min

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

legcramps on 02/22/2008:
Get through it!

MsKitty on 02/22/2008:
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. Hang in there

leeumom on 02/22/2008:
How many calories are in one pound? You can do it. Do something around the house that will be a sense of accomplishment. Then you will feel good and perhaps be good to yourself and body. Remember the goal.

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Feb 21, 2008

Weight: 124.0

...i had a binge just now. 2520 calories so far, 11am. I had cookies, cinnamon bread, chocolates. my goal for the day is 3000 or so cal.!!!

**Important Yogurt Discovery...**

***I have been eating plain non-fat yogurt often, like 2-3 times a day, recently and have discovered it really helps digestion/elimination. Anyone that has ever been constipated (sorry for being so explicit) will benefit COMPLETELY from this. I usually do not have that problem but I find the power of yogurt amazing. I didn't buy any special brand, just a nonfat or lowfat PLAIN yogurt. I eat it on/with everything! It's a good spread/dip/sauce. You should definitely try it...after a day or two, you'll be amazed!***

So, everything that yogurt claims it can do is totally true! :)


Friday AM entry: I woke up this morning to beautiful snow covering everything which is still falling. I actually don't like snow, but I also couldn't believe it really hadn't snowed all year yet. I figure it's good for the environment!

I woke up hungry and had one of those new lean cuisine flatbread pizzas with a half cup of yogurt on top...and some tea. Overall, 420 calories. I just have to keep an eye on my eating throughout the morning. I would have went to volunteer, but the streets aren't even plowed. I think I will walk on the treadmill and head to the library later. When the roads are better, I plan to do a few returns to the stores.


Thursday evening entry:

I wrote a HUGE entry, then it was deleted! yuck! No way am i typing again!

anyways, the interview went well. I did many errands and studied. I don't want to go to yoga...i have a hunger feeling in me today and i'm tired. Perhaps i'll nap. Usually i don't, but it's worth a shot.

I'm so happy about my weight and the fact that it is steadily decreasing. When it was at 130 there was also some major bloat in effect too from all the bulky food. I cannot wait to be out of the 120s!!! :)

1550 cal, no exercise.

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

thinnsidenotout on 02/21/2008:
Ohhh....Take a nap for me to pleeeease.... Glad to hear the interview went well and you got things accomplished....HAVE A GREAT EVENING!

mmuraro on 02/21/2008:
Yea, nap! I don't usually do it either, but every once in a while it's nice. Glad to hear the interview went well. Haha. I love that pic.. seemed perfect for us here. xo.

leeumom on 02/21/2008:
Good luck on the out come of your interview. Keep up the good work.

MsKitty on 02/22/2008:
Congrats on the gradual weight loss.... its nice to always see the numbers coming down.

MsKitty on 02/22/2008:
thought you might like this joke I found

When Mozart passed away, he was buried in a churchyard. A couple days later, the town drunk was walking through the cemetery and heard some strange noises coming from the area where Mozart was buried. Terrified, the drunk ran and got the priest to come and listen to it. The priest bent close to the grave and heard some faint, unrecognizable music coming from the grave. Frightened, the priest ran and got the town magistrate. When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear to the grave, listened for a moment, and said, "Ah, yes, that's Mozart's Ninth Symphony, being played backwards."

He listened a while longer, and said, "There's the Eighth Symphony, And it's backwards, too. Most puzzling." So the magistrate kept listening; "There's the Seventh... the Sixth...the Fifth..." Suddenly the realization of what was happening dawned on the magistrate; he stood up and announced to the crowd that had gathered in the cemetery. "My fellow citizens, there's nothing to worry about. It's just Mozart decomposing."

leeumom on 02/22/2008:
Thanks for the reminder. Kopsman has eaten yogurt for years. Usually he will pack one with my lunch. We get the yoplat (sw) with white chocolate. It is maybe 90 calories and soo--------- good. I agree! Have been sick for a week with this darn cold and have not had any. Know what I'm having. Truely, it did help with my weight loss.

mmuraro on 02/22/2008:
Well, you already did it and it's over now. Don't try to fast for the rest of the day to compensate, just try to be mindful of what you eat, have healthy foods, but don't let yourself be hungry. doesn't matter if the calories overall will be too high. Just eat well and maybr go to Bikram yoga tonight? :)

thinnsidenotout on 02/22/2008:
I was taking Fiber Tablets to help me with "back-up" and found it worked the opposite on me.Since I have started eating yogurt/healthier foods and stopped taking the pills..MUCH BETTER!!!!!!

Go on about your day and be cautious of temptations..RESISTING!!!!!!

maria777 on 02/22/2008:
Congratulations on your lower number! The snow sounds beautiful! I like snow...I LOVE to see it falling...we actually DID get a light sprinkling a few weeks ago...it was lovely!!!

desichick on 02/22/2008:
Hey Thanks for your comment. I completely understand about the job shifting causing difficulties in maintaining weight loss. I've struggled with it for years and given a lot of thought to what I can do to avoid that, because well things change all the time and I don't want to be constantly falling of the wagon. I think planning ahead of a change and being aware of the fact that sometimes your routine is going to have to be modified might be helpful. Like the stress and possibly different hours that come with a new job. You could give yourself a couple of weeks to adjust and then get back to your routine, maybe modified to accommodate the new schedule. Hope that helps!

feeleebubs on 02/22/2008:
I'll have to try the yogurt thing.

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Feb 20, 2008

Weight: 124.0

Today was a very good day overall. I did get a lot accomplished although i wish i studied more at the library since an older woman decided she wanted to talk my ear off!

calories: a healthy 1525. I ate a ton of healthy food today. I tried a lean cuisine I never had before: lemon chicken with brown rice risotto! It was excellent and I was so impressed with their use of brown, not white, rice!

exercise: 2hr, 10 min. yoga and 2 mile walk (i hope its about 2 mi). My mom was actually in the library...haha, i saw her as i was leaving. she said i was nuts to walk the short mile home in the cold. However, i see other people walking and its much colder in other places. I ended up driving with her home...then walking a mere 10min on the treadmill.

total exercise: 18hrs, 55min.

tomorrow i have an interview and quite a few other errands to do. It'll be one busy day!

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

rlovell on 02/20/2008:
yay! i am so proud of you...hope that you are well this evening.

maria777 on 02/20/2008:
Wow...2 mile walk...that is real good and you other workout, too! Your cals look good at 1525, too!

mmuraro on 02/20/2008:
Good luck on the interview! And glad you had a good day! Mine was okay, food was good, but I went to the movies at 7 and couldnt have dinner till almost 10, which is baddddd..... and i didnt work out at all.. yay. hahaha. will be better tomorrow! have a good night.

thinnsidenotout on 02/20/2008:
It was about 32 degrees when I walked last night and a bit warmer tonight...I look like a stuffed bear walking down the road, I swear...Coat, hoody sweatshirt,scarf, mittens and an MP3 burried underneath..oh and water in hand...a couple weeks ago, it was about 25....32 is welcome!...GOod job..I like reading that you are doing better.....

borntocry on 02/21/2008:
I remember once I went out running and my husband said, "Even Carl Lewis wouldn't go running in weather like this!" That was one of the best compliments I ever got!

legcramps on 02/21/2008:
Glad to hear that you're feeling better after getting the flu, it sucks to be sick. You're doing so well on your eating!! What have you been doing to prevent the binges?

I'd love to try yoga in a 100 degree room - I think that would be very cool. Or, hot. I don't know, I wasn't trying to be literal. I've seen it on tv a few times, and it actually looks like a lot of fun! Congrats on your progress HoP!

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Feb 19, 2008

Weight: 125.0

Evening edit:

I observed and it went well. It was really informal, no interview or anything. At the end of the hour observation, I had to write a short essay on my experience there. Not too bad at all.

I walked to the library to study today. It's a mile each way so I figure it's a GREAT way for me to get my minimal cardio in. I also fit in yoga, finally. I'm so glad I went and I feel like I sweated profusely (I do yoga in a 100 degree room), more than normal, to let all these sick germs out of my body! LOL!

Total exercise: 2hrs, 10min.

Feb ex: 16 hrs, 45 min.

total cal: about 1650.


Morning entry:

I'm definitely feeling a little better with much less aches and pains compared to yesterday. Also, I think my fever is gone since I haven't needed to wear a bazillion layers of clothing this morning. I will probably volunteer today, but only if I am feeling 100%. I also want to go to yoga since I haven't gone in a long time.

Today, I have to go to the hospital around the block from me to observe the radiagraphy department since they have invited me to do so. I wish I were feeling 100% because this will be the first hand impression they are getting of me. I am confident that it will go well.

I was up practically all night from being nervous and also sweating badly on and off because I think I still had a fever. When I weighed myself, I was greeted with a wonderful number, 125. I hope that tomorrow the scale will NOT jump up. I am on track with my weight loss goals and I guess I will lower my goal weight to 120.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 02/19/2008:
Tada!!!!!!! Have a wonderful Day....Glad to hear you are feeling better...

Soon2BThin on 02/19/2008:
Congrats on the weight! Hope you continue to feel better. Have a great day!

hollybelle on 02/19/2008:
Have a good one. Glad you're on the mend.

leeumom on 02/19/2008:
Hope you feel better. I have had it for almost a week now. Caught it from Kopsman. The yorkies must think it is strange to hear all this hacking with the coughs. Maybe they think it is a new bark!! Get better and keep up the good work.

mmuraro on 02/19/2008:
Aw, too bad, I thought I found another member of the grumpy team. Hahaha. But you're right, we need to write more when we're not doing great than when we are! I am sorry you have the flu but glad you're feeling better. I'm glad that you lose the pounds too. It's good to see you're back on track. I love this website too! xo.

thinnsidenotout on 02/19/2008:
Goodness...I prefer the warmth anyday..yesterday was about 57 or I would not of went on that long walk... I don't like walking in all the cumbersome coat/sweater/scarf/mittens at all, but have had to a couple times this last 2 & 1/2 weeks...better than snow/rain I guess. It was down to about 12 degrees this a.m. when I got up @ 5....then now it is sunny and warming up to 50's again..ridding of the frosty grass...hoping I can get in the walk before 6 p.m. tonight...

borntocry on 02/19/2008:
Hey! Nice to see that lower number up there. It was scary to think that you might be venturing into the 130's!!

Hope you're feeling better. I think it was you who left a comment on someone else's diary (maybe Donkey's?) about everyone being sick lately. Well, it's true, about half the people where I work are sick and now my husband's really sick too. I feel like I'm wallowing in germs all day long. It's only a matter of time!

mcwoo40 on 02/19/2008:
Hiya,well done on your weightloss,Great to see you are in control of your food again.Hope you get better soon,I've caught my daughters cough and it's so annoying.I dare not have any cough medicine incase it's loaded with cals,how sad's that.have a great day,Julie

rlovell on 02/19/2008:
yay! hope you are feeling the benefits of your labor.

workingit2 on 02/19/2008:
Stopped by to show support! Stay strong!

mmuraro on 02/19/2008:
Ahh so when you say 'yoga', you mean Bikram? I am a huge fan of it and practice too, even though lately I haven't been going much, Im going to the dance classes. But I was thinking this weekend I may go back. Sooo great for you!

want2be_happy on 02/19/2008:
Hope that bug goes away soon! I have no idea what radiagraphy is but it sounds exciting^^!

mmuraro on 02/20/2008:
No kidding, I always have discovered Bikram maybe around 3 or so years ago. I had times when I was going 4 or 5 times a week and I felt just amazing, like nothing could go wrong in my life. It's just hard to do, because it does take most of your night on a weekday, so now I understand when you talk about finding time to do it. It's the best form of workout I ever tried in my life, though. I have a whole new appreciation for you now!! haha Namaste.

borntocry on 02/20/2008:
Hi HoP! Thanks for your comment. I think you were the only person who told me to run the half-marathon right from the start, when I first found out I was too late to register for it. I think I am still leaning towards doing it. I told my friend that I might be busy that day, so she should plan her trip around that! As for my brother, I am hoping that the reason he's so desperate to see me this weekend is because he has a birthday present for me - I will be pretty upset if I make the effort to go over there to see him and that's not the reason (just kidding)!

Oh and yeah, of course I know there are millions of people who say that water helps them lose weight... I'm just not convinced of the science behind it. Plus my lowest weights have always been when I was drinking hardly any water, whereas now I'm drinking tons of water and my weight is up. But I'll admit that my complexion does seem to have improved! At any rate, I'm sure water has more benefits than disadvantages, so I am just going to keep at it regardless...

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Feb 18, 2008

Weight: 130.0

1450. no exercise.

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

shadetree on 02/18/2008:
Good calories so far...Hope you have a good evening and a good day tomorrow!

mmuraro on 02/18/2008:
Not bad at all. Kinda makes me laugh when you have this one-line entries. Does this mean you're busy or do you also get grumpy? I get grumpy sometimes and it makes me laugh, i think it's such a funny and endearing feeling. :)

workingit2 on 02/18/2008:
I hope you feel much better tomorrow when you wake up =)

thinnsidenotout on 02/18/2008:
You are feeling better hopefully and not real sick.... Check in on ya tomorrow!

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Feb 17, 2008

Weight: 130.0

Monday entry: EVERYONE in my house is sick, including myself. Luckily, it's nothing too bad. Kinda flu-like symptoms. Some chills, aches, pains. My sister also might be sick, she's living in New York City though. So, it's myself, mom, and dad. We are all off for President's Day.

I've been eating tasty foods and trying to watch calories. Even though i'm sick, I still like to eat! :)

I'm not sure about yoga...I want to go but not if i'm feeling very sick.


Sunday evening entry:

I'm taking a good guess and saying that my calories for today are 2100. I did a TON of walking around NYC. I am going to list 3hrs for exercise...I walked way more than that, but this is generous enough!! :)

I met a friend of mine for a mini-reunion at Penn Station which is where the Long Island Railroad comes into NYC. We went for lunch at a VERY inexpensive chinese place, my entire lunch costed just $3. Crazy! I got a huge plate of vegetable dumplings and a pint of beef wonton soup. Of course I ate it all, but that was all the eating I did with her. I like having a change of pace and eating things I usually wouldn't!

Afterwards, we took a subway to the building we used to rehearse in with an orchestra. We had an exciting time exploring that area and walked around Central Park for awhile. After that, we took a tram (overhead trolly like a ski lift that fits like 40 people standing up) to an island off of Manhatten called Roosevelt Island. It was FREEZING since the island is surrounded by water. The island is so small and there was really nothing on it to do. Roosevelt Island has apartment buildings, a few schools, a supermarket and just about nothing else. People are not generally attracted to move to this island, but it is cheaper for those who cannot afford Manhatten prices, even though it's close to Manhattan. We were glad to have seen it, since I've seen Roosevelt Island at a distance so many times, but I will probably never go back. The tram was free for me because I had bought an unlimited subway card which can also be used for the tram, which i thought was VERY neat! After, we went to a few discount stores, haha my friend loves discounts. It was a GREAT day.

I got home around 7:45 and made dinner.

exercise: 3hrs

total ex: 14hrs, 35 min. I'm happy to see this number improving! :)

calories: 2100

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

mmuraro on 02/17/2008:
Ahhh, awesome. 2100 with 3+ hours walking is really good. I love NYC, and how cool are you that you were part of an orchestra before? what do you play?

mmuraro on 02/17/2008:
OMG, Carnegie Hall? I am totally impressed!!! Have a good night!

thinnsidenotout on 02/17/2008:
How fun!......The scenery on my page today is not of my immediate area, but such scenery is within 20-25 miles....Forrest/Evergreen everywhere....We traveled the North Cascades Highway for a week a few years back with my parents and it was all within 150 miles of us.... We live at the foothills of bigger an' better to the West of us...HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

MsKitty on 02/18/2008:
It sounds really interesting there. I have always wanted to take my sister soon to be inlaw to NYC she has ranted and raved for so long about wanting to. Wow I want to go somewhere thats only 3$ a plate...sheeeeshhhh wait... I would probably totally ruin my diet. lol Very tempting

harleygirl79 on 02/18/2008:
I give ya credit, I could never live in that city. I can't stand the crowds. Cleveland is busy, but I stay away from downtown as much as possible. Give me my land in Missouri, 10 miles from town and 81 acres from anyone else. Great job on the walking. Have a great day.

workingit2 on 02/18/2008:
There was a movie that featured Roosevelt Island, came out last year..was a scary movie but I really can't remember the name. Now that is going to drive me crazy all day lol. How nice that you had a great day! Have another today =)

workingit2 on 02/18/2008:
Dark Water, that's the one! Wow 2005 eh? Time flies LOL Hope you are feeling better SOON. When I have the flu, I like to eat chocolate LOL

Donkey on 02/18/2008:
Wow, how did your sister manage to move out of the house finally???

mmuraro on 02/18/2008:
hope you feel better I was like that a week ago. yuck. about yoga, if you don't have a fever, you can go, if you do, you should stay in and rest. I usually don't have energy to workout when I am sick, but some people feel better when they do, so I would say, listen to your body. And drink plenty of water! Get well soon!

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