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hollybelle - Friday Aug 27, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Updated yesterday.  It was a good day.

So far today:

B:  Coffee 75 and PBJ Muffin!  200 = 275

L:  Tuna and crackers 150 MUFFIN 200 = 350 


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

moogy on 08/27/2010:
I am glad you had a good day holly. I hope you have another one today.

Maria7 on 08/27/2010:
You sure are doing fantastic! Hope you're having a wonderful day! :-)

willbe110lbs on 08/28/2010:
Well done on your intake so far. hope you have a great weekend. x

KathyBlue on 08/28/2010:
She's baaaack! :) I mean, willbe100lbs :) I'm happy. Remember, we talked about her a few weeks ago... I really missed her.

hollybelle - Thursday Aug 26, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Updated yesterday.  Was OK day - Tonight Downtown and music at outdoor festival.  Fun...

B:  Coffee, grapes 200

S:  Protein Bar 110

L:  2 Fresco Tacos 300

S:  2 PBJ Muffins!!  400

Festival - 1 Stella  - 140 

D:  Cabbage Salad, bread, butter, 1/4 Hoppin John 275

S:  ANOTHER PBJ Muffin!  200

Total Cals = 1625

I can't believe calories were at least this reasonable!  No exercise except walking around downtown and at lunch.....better than nothing!....

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

tangalyn on 08/26/2010:
have fun tonight!

Moody3 on 08/26/2010:
Tonight sounds like fun~Enjoy!

KathyBlue on 08/26/2010:
AHHH fun!!!! Have fun, then! :)

moogy on 08/26/2010:
That sounds like it will be a great event, lots of people enjoying themselves together always has a special atmosphere - enjoy.

Maria7 on 08/26/2010:
May I go with you??? I LOVE festivals!!! :-)

V on 08/26/2010:
i know you will have an awesome time

Umpqua on 08/27/2010:
Today's plan sounds great, I hope you have a wonderful time at the festival!

hollybelle - Wednesday Aug 25, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."
– Anna Quindlen


I will update yesterday in a minute.  It was an OK day.  I was tired.  I only had a short (very short) walk with co-worker at lunch yesterday and I went to bed early.  Today I am ready to go again, though.  I got up and did 30 minutes on the ET and about 10 minutes on upper body weights.


Bike tonight??  Have small group at church until about 6:45, but I can be home by 7:00 for a good ride.  My hip feels quite a bit better.  Not a real exciting entry - just the facts and oh, the quote above.  What a nice thought.  Can anyone tell me why my entry is showign with dotted line under?  How do I get it off?


B:  Coffee  75


L:  2 Tacos Fresco 300


S:  Pretzels, grapes  300


Sub total 675


S:  Smoothie, Plum, grapes, granola bar, pnb pudding 500


D:  Pork chop 350


Total Cals = 1525

Exercise = 30 minute ET

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

Umpqua on 08/25/2010:
Weird about the dotted lines, I can't help you there. Excellent quote, I hope you have a great day!

loveray on 08/25/2010:
its awesome!! i love it that we can feel each others energy even from miles away. good luck having compassion for yourself and others. xo

Maria7 on 08/25/2010:
Sounds like you got a really good workout in yesterday. Glad you are feeling better. Hoping you're having a nice day today, Hollybelle. :-D

KathyBlue on 08/25/2010:
humm, don't know about the dotted lines either... If all fails, ask ddwebmaster :)

liza36 on 08/25/2010:
I like the quote, thanks for sharing!

biscottibody59 on 08/25/2010:
The text is taking the characteristics of the text of the last line of the quotation you copied from somewhere:-)

V on 08/25/2010:
i kinda like the dots :)

moogy on 08/25/2010:
I don't know, I was looking for somewhere to sign (under the dotted lint ma'am), LOL, you got some good exercise in and I am glad your hip held out. Have a good day holly.

legcramps on 08/25/2010:
I think the dots are neat! Have a good day today!

hollybelle - Tuesday Aug 24, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Updated yesterday - was a good day.  Low cals due to two previous days of big intake.  Got a 35 minute bike ride in - weather was wonderful.  Hip began hurting and didn't want to push it - will probably just walk tonight so I don't tax hip.  If I rest it a bit it will probably bounce back!

B:  Coffee, Grapes 175

I am hungry this morning so will probably have nice lunch and a snack.

Co-worker is going to start walking 15-20 minutes with me at lunch.  I'm glad - I think exercising will lift her spirits.  She's 62 years old and works hard!

L:  Pretzels, apple, 4" tuna from Subway, chips  = 555

Subtotal 730

D:  Grapes, a few marinated cucumbers, one small pot w butter, one BBQ pork chop, two slices of toast with buttter and honey  555 (Ha - same as lunch!)

S:  Kashi Bar w/pnb  180

1465 Cals (funny it felt like so much more calories than that)

exercise= one short walk 10-15 minutes max

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

ikiv on 08/24/2010:
Thanks for the welcome!

V on 08/24/2010:
Take it easy on your hip Holly! Have a great day :)

tangalyn on 08/24/2010:
good job with the bike ride, go easy on the hip.. have a great day!

sweetpea1977 on 08/24/2010:
Thats awesome about your co-worker going on walks during your lunch hour. :)

Hope your hip recovers soon!

liza36 on 08/24/2010:
That's so nice to have a walking buddy at lunch time. Have a great day!

moogy on 08/24/2010:
I am glad you had a good day and that you have someone to walk with, that's nice. Have another great day.

hollybelle - Monday Aug 23, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Updated yesterday's entry for my exercise - check it out!  6 mile walk in 96 minutes!

Today B:  Coffee - not hungry today - probably because of all the Puppy Chow I ate yesterday, extra calories - that's oK  I'll be hungry later and I will eat.

L:  Tuna, crackers, squash casserole  350

D:  Couple of bites of chicken and cornbread, grapes 150

S:  Grapes 200 Triscuit Things 120 = 320

Total 895 (I think I probably ate something else, but can't remember it wasn't much - this is low because I took in a lot of calories the last two days and I really wasn't that hungry all day)

Exercise = Bike Ride 35 minutes - hip began to hurt a little - probably from all the walking yesterday - but it was a decent workout - weather was wonderful  

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

loveray on 08/23/2010:
hope you had a great weekend!! xo

legcramps on 08/23/2010:
The puppy chow comment made me backtrack through your entries. Have you already discussed what this is, because i'm very curious...

liza36 on 08/23/2010:
I'm really impressed with your 6 miles! Way to go!

legcramps on 08/23/2010:
Oh yeah, I totally understand the "puppy chow" fiasco now. I'd love that stuff too. That's why i'll never make it. Maybe I can coerce a friend to, though. :-0 !!!

sweetpea1977 on 08/23/2010:
Oh my, puppy chow! Yum! How in the world did you keep yourself from eating more? That stuff is addicting!!

Good job with the walk. 6 miles in 1.5 hours is awesome! Thats a great pace which burned a lot of calories!!

moogy on 08/23/2010:
OK, I was going to ask yesterday but didn't, what is puppy chow - I know it's not dog food. Great time on the walk girl.

Maria7 on 08/23/2010:
6 miles...wow...that is a LOTTTTT of walking! :-)

Maria7 on 08/23/2010:
And you did that in 96 minutes...wow... :-)

thinnside40 on 08/23/2010:
Whoot Whoot!!!!!!!!!!

hollybelle - Sunday Aug 22, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Well, I didn't even update yesterday.  Although I got in a lot of exercise I ate alot.  Nothing like cake, pies, cookies or desserts, etc. but was just hungry all day and didn't ever get over it or keep count.  I'd estimate 2200 calories.  But that's the first time in weeks (4-6??) I've gone much over 1500-1600, so I think it's OK.  Today is another day and I started with a pancake w syrup and a cup of coffee.  I have health stuff planned for the rest of the day, though.  And when it cools off later I'll ride again today!  Have a good one everyone.

B:  Pancake, syrup and coffee 300

L:  Tuna, tomato  150

S:  100 cal popcorn duh  100  

S:  Daughter made puppy chow - I ate 1/2 C  300??

D:  One FRIED chicken thigh from KFC, squash casserole, a few cucumbers with vingear and sugar and onions.....

Going to let supper settle and then ride bike or ET........Have done laundry all day and still bored!!!


UPDATE:   6 Miles - count 'em ladies - SIX  Miles Walk!!  96 minutes!!  I was "getting it"!

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

Maria7 on 08/22/2010:
I actually think it's a good thing to eat more sometimes. And you were certainly very deserving of it...look how good you've been for weeks! :-)

As for pancakes with syrup...LOVE THAT! :-)

Umpqua on 08/22/2010:
I had a "hungry day" today, so I know what you mean! I didn't eat anything bad, but I've been eating and didn't bother to keep count. I hope you have a nice evening!

moogy on 08/22/2010:
I hope you got through the boredom unscathed and that you have a good day tomorrow.

Sofia on 08/22/2010:
I hate it when you're hungry or craving something unhealthy, it sucks! Hope tomorrow goes well.

V on 08/22/2010:
Hey Holly! I am not sure if you checked Tange's fb page or not but she did post about 4 hrs after her goodbye post, she did say she was taking a "break" and where she was going probably does not have internet access, Man all of her fb friends were up in arms as well

hollybelle - Saturday Aug 21, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Yesterday is updated.  Good exercise yesterday and so far today, too.  I did 20 minutes on ET already and going on a bike ride in a minute.

B  Coffee 75,  Large spoonful of  hash browns  150 = 225

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

cleaneating on 08/21/2010:
Enjoy your bike ride :)

Maria7 on 08/21/2010:
Bike ride sounds like fun. Hope you've been having a real nice day! :-)

moogy on 08/21/2010:
Sounds like you have got your day of to a good start. I hope you enjoyed your bike ride.

hollybelle - Friday Aug 20, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Updated yesterday - I managed to pull out 1715 calories for the day but no exercise.  I did get up and do 30 minutes on ET this a.m., though and plan to do 20-45 more minimum tonight.  I try not to pay too much attention to numbers but I noted I burned more than 200 calories this morning during the ET.  That's some good incentive there, girls!

I am having dinner with a friend and want to enjoy all - she and I have discussed splitting something as we heard the portions at the restaurant are big. The restaurant is an old train depot out in the country.


B:  Biscuit 100, Coffee 75 = 175 

L:  Pretzels 120, Arby's Jr. RB Sandwich, Diet Coke 250 = 370

S:  Protein Bar   110

D:  Nachos 200, cheese and crackers 175, smoothie 225 = 600

S:  4  triscuit things 160

Friend cancelled dinner :o(    but this way I will get to exercise early and maybe not be so tempted by menu food.  

Total Cals - 1415 Exercise 30 minutes on ET + 2 mile walk


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

skinnygrlwithin on 08/20/2010:
Enjoy your dinner!! And way to go on the exercise!!!

Maria7 on 08/20/2010:
Sounds like fun! Hope you have a wonderful time! :-)

V on 08/20/2010:
Hey Holly!!!!! I hope you have fun out with your friend! It is so great to be in a cooler climate...I wish I could send some your way :)

legcramps on 08/20/2010:
Have a great day today!

Maria7 on 08/20/2010:
My Friend cancelled lunch yesterday...but I called another one.

selina on 08/20/2010:
I'm moving to Washington DC area, more precisely Northern VA - Of course you may ask!

Have a great weekend.

hollybelle - Thursday Aug 19, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Updated yesterday 1518 Cals and 3 mile walk

Today so far: 

B:  Oatmeal with a little FF vanilla Coffee Creamer, raisins and pecans 140, coffee 75 = 215

I made the carrot cake last night for co-worker's birthday (it was my turn to make a birthday cake) with cream cheese icing.  I did barely taste the batter and the icing as I made them (and I didn't count the calories in yesterday's totals - it was very very tiny - really) just to make sure they seemed mostly "right" as I haven't made a carrot cake in decades!  I plan to serve it and have a 3-5 bite-sized piece.  SIGH!  I can do it!  Carrot cake is not even my favorite.  I am still trying to save up calories for a mini blizzard at Dairy Queen before August is over!

L:  Carrots, grens, cornbread dressing!!, slaw  500

S:  Cake - TINY piece "to be social and to check out the taste" ( Ah, hem) - approximately 5 bites  350  :o(

Tonight I have book club, but plan to choose wisely and not go over my calories by much! 

subtotal 1065 - but I think I can keep it reasonable.....Will ride bike tonight, too.

Tomorrow night I am getting together with one of my oldest friends I haven't  seen in a couple of years she lives about an hour away and we are meeting for dinner in the middle at a restaurant I have wanted to eat at for a long long time!  I better ride a long time tonight and save calories tomorrow!!  Oh well, it's a challenge and there will be times like this!


Ate shrimp skewers at Applebees' - was on their "healthy" menu.  It was good.  I ate about 8 of the 15 shrimp and about 1/3 of the rice.  Instead of steamed vegetables that came with it I substituted a small salad w dressing on the side and only used 1/2 or less of it.  All was pretty darn tasty - the entire shrimp entree w the steamed vegetables was supposed to be 550 cals  so 1/2 would be 275 Plus 200 hundred for the small salad and dressing (I'm guessing) - so round up to 500 and that's pretty good.   500

Then I had a SMALL smoothie with husband at home 150

Total 1715 - pretty good.  I fell asleep on couch so no exercise.

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

Maria7 on 08/19/2010:
Conquer a cake! What a challenge! And homemade carrot cake at that! YUM!!! I'd conquer it after I had a little of it! :-D

You sure are doing real good with your exercise!

Hope you have a wonderful day! :-)

skinnygrlwithin on 08/19/2010:
You can do it... just as you're eating it remember that losing weight is more important to you than a couple bites of carrot cake right??? I HAVE FAITH

thinnside40 on 08/19/2010:
Those mini-blizzards look so adorable on the commercial....... Tried a weight watchers latte bar last night...Ney, it wasn't what I expected, but @ $4 for 6, I'll eat them to satisfy the sweet crave occasionally I guess.....

Yay for the 3 miler!!!!!!!!!!!!

cleaneating on 08/19/2010:
Nice job on your walk. I tend to think carrot can be healthy,maybe I am kidding myself but it does have vegetables in it :) Whats Dairy Queen? ...its okay I will google and see.

moogy on 08/19/2010:
Well done with the cake. You stayed in control and that is wonderful. I hope that you have a wonderful day today and manage to eat a healthy meal at the restaurant. Remember it's about your friend not the food - if that helps!!!LOL

Maria7 on 08/19/2010:
Your book club sounds like fun. Do y'all have snacks or have a supper at it? Do y'all discuss the book you are reading? (Never been a member of one, but sounds interesting.)

hollybelle - Wednesday Aug 18, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Updated yesterday - 1480 calories and 3 miles walk!  YAY!

So far today:

B:  Coffee, Cinn Sugar Tortilla 175

S:  Kashi Bar 140

L:  Stopped by a potential client's office around lunch time and caught them in - they invited me to lunch with them.  They were cooking out hamburgers and hot dogs.  I ate a hot dog with bun and took the Diet Coke, Fritos and Nutter Butter cookies with me.  I do not plan to eat the other stuff - wouldn't ordinarily eat a hot dog, but wanted to build rapport with them and it WAS delicious!  300

S:  1/2 snack bag of fritos 70 and ONE (1) Nutter Butter Cookie!!  Oh well, I LIMITED my intake of these items so I am proud of that!  132 Totall

D:  4 Triscuit Things 160  Smoothie  225

S:  Cheese and crackers 250

Total Cals 1514    Exerciose 3 mile walk


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

Maria7 on 08/18/2010:
Just pass those Fritos and Nutter Butter cookies over here to me...Sounds good. :-D You did extra good with the hotdog. Also that 3 miles walk yesterday, WOW! (And the cals!)

sweetpea1977 on 08/18/2010:
Oh my, nutter butters. I love those. I'll split them with Maria. :)

moogy on 08/18/2010:
Eating whilst networking does not count toward any total calorie count!!!! LOL It was too good an opportunity to pass. Have a good day.

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