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horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 14, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 117.6

used a sleeping pill - because i was already tired but wanted more sleep still. i slept around 10hrs.  i didn't wake up feeling tired.

8am kombucha 60, followed by oatmeal made by blending these ingredients:

oats 80, egg whites 90, peanut butter flavored protein powder 100, water, topped with cinnamon and pb 100: 370.

10am Snack veggies 170 Snack popcorn 260 Snack veggies 50

noon Lunch: white bread 200 with cream cheese 100 and lox 50 1250.

1pm: pear, warm chocolate muffin 220. 300

3pm: popcorn light salt: 100

5pm: yogurt and rice krispie treat 200 before gym (decided to go tonight instead of tomorrow....a bit of productivity now so i can relax tomorrow...but i may actually just take a walk outside instead of the gym...)  It's so nice out & i have wasted a lot of the day...i may just walk at a nearby park...that would probably be healthiest...and pick up some things on the way home or not...

2300 today. 30 min walk and that was enough.

gym and also home with parents sunday.  sunday will be a good-busy.

Progress as of today: -2.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/14/2016:
10 hours sleep? Sounds great!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/16/2016:
it was great!

Donkey on 05/14/2016:
You're doing great! If I could sleep between 9pm and 7am for 10 hours sleep, that would be wonderful. Unfortunately, I never seem to drop off before 11p

Horn_of_plenty on 05/16/2016:
yeah, it's new for me too! During the week i'm always needed more sleep (always waking up a lil tired usually!), so this was great. Last night was windy so i was kept up, i'm sure i'll sleep more soundly tonight!

i am trying hard now again. I was slacking for awhile too, but i don't feel as well when i slack off, so i am also getting back on track.

Fitness-wise, i took 3.5 weeks off exercise and around a month or 5 weeks off of eating well. getting back on track now for summer!

horn_of_plenty - Friday May 13, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.2

2,010 per day average this week. decent....but i think i need lower to lower my weight a hair. i would prefer an 1800 cal per week average next week. will be aiming for it.

Extra kombucha, but no relief. I'll get relief on Saturday moning FOR SURE :) when i have time & i am home, relaxing. Will do laundry at my parent's house this weekend instead of at my apt because i'm sleeping over their place. Spending at least half the weekend at my parent's place.

6am-6:45am: Kombucha 120 and seltzer with stevia  -  6 cups of liquid and still couldn't poop. ah well...i'll be ok. and a little lox (counted below)

8am: lox 150, cream cheese 100, white bread 150, coffee with whole milk 50: 450

snack: bar 180

total before lunch: 550, good.

Lunch: cabbage & a microwave meal (mostly carbs) 350? gotta check...

4pm: small protein bar 150

lately lots of weird cravings for salt.

sleeping really well lately, despite eating too much. i think the extra carbs are helping me sleep & very deeply. no sleeping pills this week..

i can have a low cal day if i buy veggies after work and relax with them tonight!

1900 cals today = success!

dinner was tons of veggies, some soy chicken, extra carbs (lots of popcorn) and strawberries.


Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/13/2016:
I find porridge/oatmeal every morning with dried fruit in it and salad every night keeps things working. ;)

Glad you're getting good sleep.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/13/2016:
yes, so happy about the sleep-thing :)

horn_of_plenty - Thursday May 12, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.2

I have been sleeping better lately than i have in a really long time. It feels so good. I'm going to bed earlier and sleeping thru the night!!!  It may be because i'm having more carbs.

2,025 5-day average. ok. but for weight loss / maintenance, i'll do better with an 1800 average.

Too bloated and nothing going thru. I need to stop binging on such volume in the evenings!


5:45am-6:45am: kombucha 100

7am on way to work: banana 120

9:30am at work: banana 120, tea, and some kinda Indian fried bread from boss 200?

total so far:  around 550, fine...

I like how i feel on higher carbs, but the problem is they aren't satisfying at all...but...only reason for so many bananas is bc i am bloated and they decrease bloating / gas.  Reason i'm bloated is overeating...but i am going to do the right thing tonight of course and this weekend! i will be home & doing my laundry at my parent's house.

1620 before gym lil extra carbs and caffeine

2000 after a protein cookie but then i bought lox and i was craving salt (really not the cookie) anyways, i ate 1/4 of lox when i got home. yes, the whole thing. and a spoonful of cream cheese. so 200 more.

Around 2200 today. decent. was craving salt.

anyways, tomorrow i'll def be back on track. gonna have more salty lox for breakfast...

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/12/2016:
I hope you get some relief today. Take care J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/12/2016:
i will be making better choices now. the consequences don't seem to be worth it. I'm learning my lesson. being bloated is no funny and i would prefer not to be, so i think i shall begin to eat a better calorie-level for my activity again.

I don't want to regain 10lbs back so i'll work on it - and on weekends, i'll try for the lower calorie totals...by eating later in morning / liquids...maybe back to some salty broths so that i'm not just washing out my sodium by drinking water!?

happy-1 on 05/12/2016:
Sounds like you need GasX!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/12/2016:
lol, oh yeah!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday May 11, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.2

1990-5day avg

Wonderful Wednesday:

Planning to walk a little bit after work hopefully - feeling good and i know it's important to walk even a little bit like 10-20 minutes today after work before dinner. - healthier than coming home straight to eat.

6am-6:30am 100 – around 4 cups kombucha (but a lil less sugar type)

8am: Extremely filling! Banana 120 and one of those chocolate microwave muffins 230: 350

11am: higher fat nut and lower sugar / protein bar 200

1pm Lunch: butter popcorn 200, bok choy and extra eggplant / bok choy instead of the popcorn & soy chicken 500 total i think

Snack on way home: small peach 50

Dinner: i'm thinking veggies, popcorn & a yogurt. had chips also and a second yogurt. so dinner ended up being around 850, ahhh, worth it?

total today: around 2050, fine. I may go out for an evening walk. I had maintenance in my apt for around 45 minutes when I got home, so, the walk got canceled bc when he left, it was already 6pm and I was hungry to eat...!

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/11/2016:
Your day sounds good. Yes it is easy to grab something as soon as you get home but holding off for dinner is a far better plan. Have a great day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/11/2016:
yes, better to have a plan before dinner...plans keep me on par. when i have no plans is when i get off track.

grannyannie on 05/11/2016:
Sounds good! Your weight stays very steady.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/11/2016:
i try. it's up a bit now, but looking to keep it in the teens.

i keep it steady by knowing the calories that i eat...counting calories and eating lots of vegetables is my way :) and limiting / stopping the binging or eating more vegetables when i feel binge-type emotions coming on.

cybermom4 on 05/12/2016:
Hey Coach, I see you posted the time of the meal. I just did that. I'm thinking the more I 'think about the time" I eat I might be better able to tell the weigh mgmt person an honest picture of how I am eating. If only I can remember to keep the DD habit!! You are so faithful to DD and to your Diet! Your do great Coach!! I'm excited tonight to come home and eat a bag of cauliflower. Steamed!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/12/2016:
steamed?! any flavoring!? at least some sea salt and pepper????....

thank you so much for reading my entries and leaving motivational comments. That's why I enjoy this particular site.

Yes, posting the times is something i like doing. It also helps me planning-wise and to see if i'm eating more for hunger / nutrition or more because of boredom. Many times during the weekends, there's a lot more times that i'm including...lol....and it's not due to hunger!

Yeah, i love DD. It's great to have a community like ours. Close-knit and all....talk more soon MOM.

Another way to cook the cauliflower is to roast it...

or blend it with a few ingredients, turn it into mashed potatoes.

Or a stir fry to make like rice - this is what i want to do with it...or roasting.

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday May 10, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.2

It will be 2,000 1975 cal 4-day average. good.

Stuffed from last night. Very bloated and uncomfortable. Having my own troubles with food right now. Looking to move past it. too much volume again. You'd think I'd learned from last week? but this week it's due to mostly too many vegetables last night. I am such a nut!

Def gym tonight. Wearing a loose shirt today for sure.

anyways, 2 bottles kombucha didn't do the trick yet....150, later a coffee 50

Late breakfast, high in carbs 11am: banana, granola bar with some fiber and protein. 320

Lunch: white bread 120, lox 150, cream cheese 80, 350 and maybe chips 130 - around 480.

snack: peach, and granola bar. and caffeine. 200. 

Late snack after gym: Def a chocolate chip protein cookie 360 was great!

1560, would be good for today to stick to plans and more carbs = will be feeling good / higher energy i think.

learning, yes i am, that stuffing myself at night is not the answer...binge eating happened last night. binge was mostly on vegetables, topped off with popcorn and a bar and later a yogurt raising the calories from decent to 2250. (extras increased calories by over 500...whatever...moving foward as we all have to - see? ...it's not only you that struggles, we all do).

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/10/2016:
This really does not sound like you - overdoing it. Wishing you a great day and hope that things fall back into place J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/10/2016:
Not as motivated lately and just sabotaging myself not for any good reason except hurting myself bc it seems i have nothing better to do?

emotional stuff going on and just wanting to "food medicate"..

...was stressed yesterday and ate after work directly upon getting home - not the smartest.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/10/2016:
I have a hard time sometimes staying on track. I tend to hurt myself for no good reason like doing this. I think I tend to have a hard time with my own emotions and instead of feeling things, i eat....? this is my "other side" of me..the side that i will control better and have learned to monitor and control better as i age..

horn_of_plenty - Monday May 09, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.2

1,000 cal after lunch. good & healthy day overall...looking foward to a dinner with vegetables too. healthy & home.

On way home: juicy pear

1100 before dinner.

2250 tops today...high but tasty. just enjoying life I guess...!?

dinner was a massive amount of veggies, some soy chicken, popcorn & leftover small bites of bacon jerky. not fully satisfied, but extremely full. around 800 cals at least...and had a nice chocolate bar for dessert...yeah...indulged tonight again.

exercise: 10 min walk at lunch

but i'd say dinner was a hair too big at 1050. oh well. better tomorrow.

late snack: full fat plain greek yogurt 100 sweetened with stevia. omg yum!

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 05/09/2016:
Yum... bacon jerky.

horn_of_plenty - Sunday May 08, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.2

Happy Mother's Day to all our DD Mothers!....Especially "Mom" Cybermom!  Because it's like she's the DD Cyber Mom for us!

8am Breakfast hits the spot: large perfectly ripe banana 150 with S'Mores muffin mix 210, a small plum 40, and kombucha 60: 460 or so.

10am another full meal: at first only chips 240, but then decided to eat what I have been craving lately and often: 2 pieces white toast 120 with whipped cream cheese 100 and lox 60. total here (and yes, I loved it) 520 or so, good.

today is not a low cal day - I am going to still eat in moderation, but it seems i'm craving more protein and still more carbs lately...? (but I had a lot of brown rice last night and carbs before bed so I think that's why i'm having cravings amplified this AM)? good. filling, yes.

1pm fruit: 170 (plum, pineapple chunks)

3:30-4:30pm: pear and strawberries 150, rice krispie treat 100, iced coffee 50 (before gym) and a high protein strawberry yogurt 100. 400. going to the gym shortly although i'd rather skip it for today as we walked a lot in the city yesterday & I don't even want to be on my feet at all today (but hey!, results do not come from sitting home all day on the couch eating....lol....) so off to the gym (but not for cardio of course, for weights - although I'll try to keep it a rather concise and brief workout / depending also on how I feel once I am there.)

Already looking forward to a dinner that includes tons of cooked bean sprouts!

Dinner: at most around 550. cooked veggies, serving veggie chips,  some bacon jerky (don't really have any meat in my apt, didn't want to buy any, so had what I already have at home...)

total today: 2100 & satisfying. had a nice workout at the gym, too.

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/08/2016:
Thank you J. S'Mores muffin nice. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 05/08/2016:
Have a happy Sunday!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 07, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 114.9

Happy Saturday :)

8am-9am: medium plum, seltzer, around 4 ounces probiotic drink, and probiotic chocolate muffin (amazing!) You add water to the package and mix and microwave a really tasty, warm, soft, gooey and chocolatey muffin. it's great. 280 cal for morning.

9:30am protein snack: lox: (still have some left for later, but gonna count it as 140 now). 1/4lb. (been craving GOOD lox for months so I finally picked some up last night at the bagel shop on my way home. yup, this bagel shop has awesome hours indeed!)...anyways, I see myself going thru a lox (smoked salmon) kick for the next few weeks. love the taste, texture & all that awesome protein!

750 before dinner Dinner not more than 1000. Snack: small spoon of gelato Total: 1800 most and some walking around the city. We saw The Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway which was great but I forgot how sad this show is!! Dinner was Chinese and good Chinese !

home late at 11pm - hungry. so had butter popcorn 200.

2000 :)

Progress as of today: 0.1 lbs lost so far, only 2.9 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/07/2016:
Yummy muffin! Lox is smoked salmon? Never knew that. I love smoked salmon.

horn_of_plenty on 05/07/2016:
Yes although the man at the bagel store had me second guessing myself....more about this later !!!

puddles on 05/07/2016:
All looks good J. Wishing you a great weekend and Salmon is great I love it.

horn_of_plenty on 05/07/2016:
It was a nice day :)

horn_of_plenty - Friday May 06, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 114.9

1870cal per day this week average. Good. This is approx. how i'd like to go for the next month. Maybe a hair lower average calories, but around here.

Weighted 117 this AM, good.

Happy Friday.

Feeling pretty good. Things are def moving thru today…almost too much now? whatevers. All is good.

Morning: Strong Kombucha 80 and everything went thru nicely ;)

Late Breakfast at work around 9am: coffee 50 and banana 120

Noon early lunch: white bread around 150, with whipped peanut butter around 150 and whipped cream cheese 100 and fruit 50.  Total here 450 (tasty – sandwich was supposed to be for a morning snack and fruit on way home…decided on an easy lunch at my desk at work – and I’ll bring the rest of my food home for tonight / weekend).

700 after lunch = the best and tastiest part!  Need less veggies right now… 

Snacking on way home: chips 150, then nuts 200.

biggish dinner; roasted brussel sprouts 100?, but then a huge thing of Chinese shrimp and scallops in a white sauce (always too much sauce they give) with veggies up to 500 cal here, then popcorn and chips 200. total here at most: 800, good!

1850 at most & I walked for around 45 minutes. success. I was home early.

now gonna read.

Progress as of today: 0.1 lbs lost so far, only 2.9 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/07/2016:
Sounds like you are doing well. Enjoy your weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/07/2016:
yes I am! I woke up at midnight a little panicky and realized I didn't want to visit my grandmother after the city today. I feel a little regretful that i'm telling my dad no for sunday, but, I think I have my best interests in mind which is to rest up a little today and sunday instead of running around like i'm on speed all weekend...

i'm learning to say NO. It's helping me live a more relaxed life at times instead of doing too much...thank you.

horn_of_plenty - Thursday May 05, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 114.9

1875 6-day average, good. Actually a bit surprised that after doing the math that my calorie average is this good. I see that maintaining a lower weight is def within my reach.

I think i'll buy bananas after work...

SO bloated ugh...too much probiotic stuff last night...I didn't realize it would have this effect...wishing to take today off.

Morning: up late (melatonin was good, I got great sleep)...4 cups kombucha 130 (but didn't help fully with digestion as i haven't been able to use the bathroom which sucks when you eat as many veggies as i do in a day....and then the extra probiotics. ouch. stomach is extremely full and bloated.

9am: coffee 50

Snack: will be white bread 120 (2 slices) with whipped cream cheese 100 and whipped peanut butter 150 (made it at home, i have experience feeling this way & knew i needed settling-type foods). 370 good..

Lunch: will include potato chips (they also had around 20% daily value of potassium which I am usually low in...) that my boss gave me...should help me feel better, actually, and some veggies and maybe a yogurt. that's my plan. will also be good calories. 300 chips, 50 veggies, and yogurt 100: 450, approx, lunch.

Before gym: small plum 50 and granola bar 100 along with energy drink: 200 most, And a banana 120

After gym: needs carbs i know and some protein - TBD, but i want it lighter - i think some kind of bar that i have at home or that i'll buy like a cliff bar? 250 cal or a protein cookie for 350. total will be around 1600 cals i estimate today. after gym was another very fresh and tasty banana (picked them up at supermarket near work really quick! glad I bought 4 and not only a couple!) and some protein bites. overall around 300-330 cal.

total today: 1600, great! best of the week & also a great range for me. I am feeling better eating more carbs. I think I will try for more. but also keep my veggies up.


I am feeling that i need to try harder to stay lean and try to be leaner & not do what i usually do - gain weight...i am doing better than usual after a big event, but i need to now stay determined & not lose my momentum! i have learned so much thru my life!

 It was totally my doing...i ate 2 servings of something with added probiotics and it totally bloated me to the point of things moving thru me slower and the kombucha i drank in the morning still didn't help move things out......so i hate this & haven't experienced it in a LONG time, going to work this AM very full without you-know-what-ing in the morning...sucks to sit like this.

I will keep my jacket on as i look pregnant...ugh...a combo of huge amount of veggies with huge amount of extra probiotic muffins = no good lol.

...the life of a woman who still struggles a little bit in the food category. BUT, i will not be eating more than 1 muffin again! lesson learned. i didn't know it would affect me like this..sorry.

Progress as of today: 0.1 lbs lost so far, only 2.9 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/05/2016:
Hate that bloated feeling. I get it often.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/05/2016:
lesson learned....not to eat 2 of the muffin again...it had probiotics in it, no good.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/05/2016:
i didn't think it would actually slow down my digestion to the point of being bloated and not being able to use the bathroom this AM. sorry TMI. worst feeling. i hope i can fix myself at work, although, usually i cannot...i hope i don't need to wait until morning before it fixes.

also with the gym tonight, it will be a nuissance to exercise with a bloated feeling!

innerpeace on 05/05/2016:
I think I would have called in. I have issues using the bathroom (BM) in public, but at work is the worst. Good luck i hope you feel better and things move along.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/05/2016:
i wish to have called in, but not in this job. i cannot afford any more days off unfortunately this year.

and this is my fault, i can do better :)

but yeah, i'd rather do as your comment suggests! :) but i am pushing myself to stay more positive & go to the gym tonight & have a nice time.

puddles on 05/05/2016:
I hope you get some relief J. It is very uncomfortable when that happens.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/05/2016:
i hope to be back to normal tomorrow morning hopefully. didn't happen today.

happy-1 on 05/06/2016:
Just do your thing at work. Everybody poops. Just tuck some matches in your purse to clear the air.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/06/2016:
it wasn't that I didn't want to poop - I did...but the problem was that my digestive system wasn't letting me get it out....everything was backed up and slow! the worst! .....there's one lady that always sprays. it does smell good after lol.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/06/2016:
so much better this morning thank gosh!!!!

happy-1 on 05/06/2016:
LOL. Poor baby. I know the feeling.

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