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hollybelle - Sunday Sep 12, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Once again I have not posted all weekend.....I have kept in good calorie range, though.  So far not much exercise.  I am feeling a bit tired.  I did not get to ride bike Friday as it RAINED.  Rained most of the day yesterday, but I did do the ET for 40 minutes.  I have poison ivy on my face - probably from the dogs as I have been scrubbing with TECHNU whenever I MAY have been exposed and I tend to hug them with my face and arms!  Went to The Little Clinic aka doc in a box at the grocery store and got a prescription for steroids and my flu shot.  So I will heal fast!

More later. 

B:  2 biscuits and jam - tea 300

L:  10 small bean and cheese nachos,  cantelope  360

making oriental slaw and will have chicken for dinner.......

Have a lovely Sunday night all!

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

V on 09/12/2010:
What is oriental slaw??? sounds interesting, I hope that you are not too itchy :(

KathyBlue on 09/12/2010:
looks like it rains everywhere, doesn't matter which continent we're on! :(

moogy on 09/12/2010:
I am glad that you will be feeling better soon. You are doing well with your menu's. Keep up the good work.

Maria7 on 09/13/2010:
I've been debating on WHETHER to get a flu shot this year or not...I've been getting one EVERY YEAR for MANY YEARS, but this past time, I felt it may have made or contributed to making me sick. Don't know for sure, though. Maybe not...???

As for the scuppernong grapes, DARE I say I've gotten my share of them 'almost' for this year??? (Don't want to make myself mad if I re-read this later and can't get any of them and am CRAVING them! :-D) So...I got ONE MORE BATCH and they are in the fridge (love them cold the most but also love them regardless!)

You have a right to feel a little tired after all the miles you've been pedaling. Just take a day or two (or an hour) to rest! :-)

As for the poison ivy...ICK! Hope you are soon well of that!!! :-)

Maria7 on 09/14/2010:
I called the health department this morning and they are not giving shots yet (said check back end of the month). I could get one at my doctor but for some very STRANGE reason, every time I get one there, I have negative symptoms from the flu shot...???? But never from the health department. I could do and experiment and just go to the local Walgreens, I suppose...??? Still debating on 'whether' to even get one or not this year....

Hope you're having a real nice day. I enjoy reading your updates! :-) (hint-hint)

hollybelle - Friday Sep 10, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Yesterday was updated.  Calories were OK, but I totally ate sweets last night.  Made the mistake of stopping in the European Bakery for one powder puff - and wound up eating one of those and a fruit tart.  It could have been worse - then I went home and ate Trail Mix!  All in all the total cals were OK and I did walk just a little bit.  Love the treats though and now that is out of my syustem (I hope!).  I have walked last two nights with husband, but I am discovering something...he does more sociallizing with the other dog owners in the park than walking some nights!  If it doesn't rain at 4:00 today I am planning to go to new paved trail to bike with a freind.  The bikes are already loaded on the vehicle and ready to go! 

B:  Tea, sm apple = 60   

L:  Trail Mix 300 and a couple bites of stew  85 (?) = 385

Subtotal = 445 - very good so far!

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

just42day on 09/10/2010:
Have a great bike ride! RE: your husband's chattiness w/other dog owners. Maybe you can steal one of the dog's muzzles and.... just a thought :)

getmebackto150 on 09/10/2010:
sometimes you just have to get the treats/cravings out of your system... Kudos to you for doing it but still staying at a reasonable calorie level... Have a great bike ride!!!

Umpqua on 09/10/2010:
You have a European Bakery nearby? I'd be in big trouble! I hope you have a great bike ride today.

loveray on 09/10/2010:
have a fabulous weekend - you will get on track ASAP. xo

legcramps on 09/10/2010:
Your workout sounds like fun! Have a good one!

sweetpea1977 on 09/10/2010:
Mmm...fresh baked sweets...a big weakness of mine!!

Enjoy your bike ride this evening!

moogy on 09/10/2010:
No Project Runway for me, if it was it would be Project Runway Australia anyway!! I am glad I don't have a good bakery within walking distance. I hope you get to ride, enjoy your day.

balloonlady on 09/10/2010:
bakeries are such a weakness, I love it all! I am trying to eliminate all flour, I had no clue how tricky this was..... Have a great weekend...

loveray on 09/10/2010:
got your check in the mail today - thanks for sending!! xo

V on 09/10/2010:
glad to hear you are surviving the coffee detox! Have a great weekend :)

shams on 09/11/2010:
keep it going :)

Maria7 on 09/11/2010:
I see you are still getting your exercise in. WTG! Thanks for your comment to my entry! Hope you're having a nice evening. :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/11/2010:
i may look up that play, Bad Dates! sounds intriguing!!!

hollybelle - Thursday Sep 09, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Updated yesterday - ended with 1300 calories.  This seems to be about where I must stick in order to not feel deprived and if I'm lucky that satisfies me.  Exercise was great - 45 min biking and 45 min walking.  I was beat by the time I got back from walking.  Ussually that wouldn't not have been the case, but feeling tired in the first place yesterday - think it's allergies - not a cold and it will pass......

B:  Tea - forgot to eat anything or bring anything else to work - Oh, oh might have to make pretzels and pnb my breakfast!!

L:  1 Corn on the cob, 100 ?, slaw 150 ? 4 slices Fried Green Tomatoes  150  400

D:  Powder Puff 300, Fruit Tart 300, Trail mix 300 = 900 YUP!

Total Calories - 1300, Exercise 45 minute walking

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

just42day on 09/09/2010:
Great job with your exercise! Hope your allergies lessen soon. I've heard it's a really bad time for allergies right now. Have a great day! :)

legcramps on 09/09/2010:
Great job on the exercise!

moogy on 09/09/2010:
If you can still to around that number of calories you will lose weight nice and regularly. Good job with the exercise.

V on 09/09/2010:
How is the coffee detox going? Good job on the exercise!

hollybelle - Wednesday Sep 08, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Ended yesterday (see updated posting) with 1260 calories.  Didn't exercise as was very tired.  Both husband and I feel like we may be getting colds-I am thinking allergy most likely.  Rinsing with the nettie pot thing.  That seemed to help last time!  Fingers crossed.

B:  1/2 banana so far and Tea.  50 

I am switching to tea as it is more pure than the coffee I drink with all the stuff I put in it (Truvia and FF half and half and FF Vanilla Creamer!).  I can drink tea ALMOST plain-just a little truvia or agave syrup or honey).  I have done this before and it seems to help.

More later........

S:  very Small Apple 50

L:  Sm Ceasar Salad, chicken with some kind of sauce - 1/2 slice of bread no butter - didn't eat the pasta at all.  No dessert - went to a networking event where I was served a pre-ordered lunch - could have been worse  450

S:  1/2 bag home-made trail mix - very low fat and low cal....150

700 - It's funny - no matter what I see to end up with about 700 cals at at his time of day.  That must be the amount I need to run on......

S:   the other 1/2 bag of trail mix  150

D:  1/2 C Baked Beans  200  Smoothie  250

1300 Calories  EXERCISE - Bike 45 minutes, Walking 45 minutes


Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/08/2010:
I like to drink my tea plain too, but I put stevia and creamer in my coffee. I don't think I could switch out in the morning though, I'm definitely addicted to coffee. I hope it works out for you!

tangalyn on 09/08/2010:
im gettin a cold too :( hope u n ur husband feel better soon, have a great day!!!

loveray on 09/08/2010:
i have switched to black tea for this past week for the same reasons, and it seems to be working very well! good luck and have a wonderful day! xo

V on 09/08/2010:
Like umpqua I am SO addicted to coffee and I have already given up alot of bad habits but this one is a tough one to shake! Good luck and I hope you can combat this cold before it gets out of control!

sweetpea1977 on 09/08/2010:
Sorry to hear you are getting sick. I love my neti pot. Im sure I'll be depending on it this winter when I catch a cold. Pregnant folks don't have many safe OTC meds to choose from so the neti pot will be my best friend then, lol.

Hope you get to feeling better!

loveray on 09/08/2010:
would you share your trail mix recipe when you have a free moment? its one of my favorite things, but its always so bad for you at the store...

moogy on 09/08/2010:
I am beginning to think that maybe we are passing germs to each other on this site.LOL. I hope you can fight it off, if you don't look after yourself and take it easy.

breakaway on 09/08/2010:
Hope your cold doesn't stick. My lil one is catching a cold too :( I'm assuming that was from school. Have a wonderful day

hollybelle - Tuesday Sep 07, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

"Too low they build, who build beneath the stars." - Edward Young

I'm back!  Took the whole long weekend off of counting - but I'm happy to report that except for sunday I stayed within calorie limites and exercised like crazy (which I am quite happy about).  Sunday had family cookout at cousin's house in northern KY and just didn't want to deny myself some of the delicious stuff there.  But even on Sunday I didn't go nuts on the food.  The only thing I would say I went overboard on was chocolates - I really kind of went over the edge on them - had about 5-6 pieces made up of Hersey Treasures and Dove milk choc Bliss.  That's not bad, but on top of everything else....you get the picture.  But it's over and I'm raring to go again.  Today is hot weather again and I hope to get to ride bike after dinner tonight.  I may have found a new bike riding friend and found out there is a new paved trail - 8 miles out and 8 (of course) back so total of 16 miles on the North side of town......excited about taking bike out there.  I had a flat tire this weekend and husband showed me how to fix it.  I feel so smart!

B:  Coffee (I don't like to skip, but......) 50

L:  Roll w/butter 1/2 baked potato with sour cream and green and wax beans (this at a professional assoc luncheon and I skipped the FRIED chicken and the CHOC CAKE!!! Estimate intake of 425??

Drinking water now - husband wants to grill tonight.  Pork chops will keep it reasonable. 

S:  Home-made trail mix 200

D:  Few bites of fried potatos, few bites of pork chop 200

S:  25 M & Ms - can't believe I ate these, but.....at least I counted them and there were only 25 .  Looked up cals in 1 m & m = 3.44 cals per "m"  so that's 86 cals

S:  Really late Cereal and 1/2 banana  300

Total for the day 1260 Right in the ZONE

No exercise, though.  I was too tired.

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

V on 09/07/2010:
You will do well, you always do! Have a great evening Holly

balloonlady on 09/07/2010:
fried chicken and CAKE.... you did good!

moogy on 09/07/2010:
Well done with your weekend. I hope that you have a good week ahead.

hollybelle - Friday Sep 03, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Updated yesterday.  Cals were not enjoyable and too high.  No exercise.  Very tired first half of the day from being up half the night - husband's plane very late.  Glad took a vacation day today .  Food better today and had a long bike ride.

B:  3 little biscuits and jam, coffee 400

L:  Pretzels, pnb 320

S:  Smoothie  225

D:  1/2 piece of fish, corn  100

S:  Triscuit things  140

1185 for the day and an hour and 15 minute bike ride. 



Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

V on 09/04/2010:
I bet you were excited to see your hubby :) Have a good weekend Holly!

hollybelle - Thursday Sep 02, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Updated yesterday. 

So far today:

B:  coffee 75 (which I actually haven't drank yet), smoothie  210 - 285

S:  Cookie 100 Pretzels 75 = 175

L:  Arby's RB sandwich (actually 2 Jr.s Minus one bun - cheaper and smaller bun than a regular, Diet Coke  300

Subtotal = 760

D:  Yucky queso at Chili's with my friend - won't order that again!!!  Munched it and drank diet coke.  Too many calories - maybe 700???

S:  1/2 pbj sandwich and 1/4 C skim milk  150

Too high cals - 1640 and feel terrible after that queso  No exercise - fell asleep while waiting from husband to call from airport - he was delayed in Chicago and didn't get home until 2:30 - to bed by 3:30!  That's AM 


Husband comes home tonight from a week in Portland OR - Can'at wait to see him! 

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/02/2010:
Great quotes yesterday and excellent job with the calories. I hope you have a nice day!

loveray on 09/02/2010:
have a wonderful day!! xo

sweetpea1977 on 09/02/2010:
Man, you got me craving Arby's Holly! Im glad I read this entry after I got home! :)

Yay for hubby coming home!!

BTW, I love the quotes in yesterday's entry. Thanks for sharing!!

getmebackto150 on 09/02/2010:
Thanks for the advice re: blisters... I do wear smart wool socks when I hike... I also swear by them! Not sure if they make any short, thin ones for running? I will have to work... I also think I'm going to stop at the drug store and get some blister pads today after work!

getmebackto150 on 09/02/2010:
I meant I will have to look, not work... LOL

legcramps on 09/02/2010:

moogy on 09/02/2010:
Well I guess I don't really need to say have a good evening:)

sophietrophy on 09/02/2010:
You know, I have never had anything at Arby's. I don't really see them here in NYC. What's a RB sandwich?

V on 09/02/2010:
Hey there Holly! Enjoy your time with your hubby!!!!

hollybelle - Wednesday Sep 01, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”  Marianne Williamson

Love this quote.  It was pasted on FB by my 19 year old daughter. I can only hope that she is beginning to understand what the author is saying.  Read it.  Really think about it - meditate on it.  It's not a bible verse - but it is bible inspried.  Further, I believe it hits home - on the button - of what holds so many of us back - INCLUDING myself.  I am committing to contemplating on these words and furthering my discovery of  how I can overcome my fear of my own power/light (God in me). 

Yesterday is updated.

B:  Apple, 1/2 cookie, coffee  240

S:  Pretzels and PNB 220

L:  Beef stew  250

SubTotal Cals = 710

Make 'em wonder what you've got
Make 'em wish that they were not
On the outside looking bored
Let it shine before all men
Let'em see good works, and then
Let 'em glorify the Lord


Did OK at the potluck at church.  Could have been worse - I had one choc chip cookie and a bit of alot of things - I esitmate really close to 575 cals for the meal then had a granola bar for 90 cals later at home - not sure why I ate that, but...... so total of 665 for the night.  No exercise - was so tired.  I did walk about 1/2 mile at lunch with friend.  She is not an exerciser at all and the walks are for her more than me, so......

About 1375 cals and only the very short walk.

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

loveray on 09/01/2010:
this one is one of my favorites that i have used in my yoga classes. thank you so much for re-posting, it is a gift to read and re-read. many blessings to you.

KathyBlue on 09/01/2010:
great quote, and i can imagine how cool it is for yoga classes. Shine - the password! :)

liza36 on 09/01/2010:
Wonderful quote. Shine on!

liza36 on 09/01/2010:
I loved the "no thank you" suggestion. That one is the hardest of all for me, but would certainly reduce stress and obligations!

CoverGirl on 09/01/2010:
No you didnt read it wrong...altho, I ended up eating 870cals....I just think, and yes I know that its not enough, but I think that its too much

moogy on 09/01/2010:
I hope you have a wonderful healthy thoughtful day holly.

V on 09/01/2010:
:) Love the quote Holly!

hollybelle - Tuesday Aug 31, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Yesterday was updated.  Thanks everyone for your comments - I haven't been able to comment as much lately on others diaries as things have picked up at work.  So it's not because I haven't been reading your diaries - please know I am reading and if there is anythiny thing of vlaue I feel I can add, I certainly will make time to do so!  I'll try to comment more, too. 

B:  Coffee, apple 140 

L:  1/2 Monte Cristo Sandwich 500

S:  Pretzels 25, Protein Bar 140  = 165 

S:  1/2 cookie 100

D:  Bowl of cereal w 1/2 banana 300

1205 Calories No exercise - took a break

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

V on 08/31/2010:
Love ya Holly :) i understand how hard it is to post every day but we know you are thinking of us!!!!

moogy on 08/31/2010:
I hope you have a good day holly and that you get everything done you need to, including healthy eating and exercise.:)

Breakaway on 08/31/2010:
Have a wonderful day! Commenting can be time consuming so it's not always possible to comment on all the new entries. Very understandable :D BTW what exactly IS a Monte Cristo Sandwich?

tangalyn on 09/01/2010:
hope u have a great day.. i havent been commentings much either :( if ive missed anything from u plz know i do care and im sorry!!! *hugsss*

just42day on 09/01/2010:
Ah, I love Monte Cristo sandwiches. Haven't had one in years. Hope your day is a good one! :)

hollybelle - Monday Aug 30, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Hi guys!  I didn't get on all weekend - was so busy and it takes me too long to log on at home.  Will just recap by saying I did OK this weekend.  Lots of walking and a good long  bike ride.  Eating was OK - endulged just a little.  Plan to make eating really healthy this week as have big cookout/get together on Sunday on the River with fireworks, etc for the long Holiday Weekend.  

B:  Coffee 75 apple 65  = 140 

L:  Salad 400

S:  Protein bar 110

D:  5 triscuit things, a little bit of beef stew 400?

Pretty low cal day - 1050

One hour walk with dogs and neighbor

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 08/30/2010:
ahhh take me with you, I'd love to ride the bike again ...!

KathyBlue on 08/30/2010:
thing is, when I moved from Hungary to Portugal, I knew that some things would change.. never thought it would be different with sports though. Happens that I live in a bad neighborhood and I cannot ride the bike there. I would need to take a train to somewhere far away, with the bike which I don't have, because we live on the 3rd floor without an elevator and there's no garage or anything similar. We don't have a car either so we cannot just pack up the bikes and get ourselves a calm zone to ride. Too bad. I used to live in a good city in Hungary, where most of the ppl rode bikes instead of cars. Like in England or Netherlands. Or the US!

Here in Lisbon (city of seven hills) drivers are crazy, traffic is chaotic and there are no cycle paths to which I got so used to in Hungary... Adopt. :(

just42day on 08/30/2010:
Sounds like you had a grand weekend. Good for you - we all need those! Thanks for your kind words. Yes, I'll take each and every .5 lbs loss I can get my hands on. :)

moogy on 08/30/2010:
Well it was good that you stayed more or less on track and got lots of good exercise in - I am sure that will have made up for any little treats. Yes, it will have to be a really good week with that great celebration on Sunday, you won't want to think about a diet for that. If you a particularly good all week I am sure you will have space for a party!!! Have a good day.

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