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horn_of_plenty - Sunday Nov 16, 2014
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Weight: 0.0

700 cal very balanced. Def gained at least a true pound if not more since last week. Going over calories so often and binging on everything I wanted. Now clothes don't fit well. If I want, I can fast the rest of today till tomorrow morning and start to fix the weight situation instead of eating and prolonging the problem. Intermittent fasting was working well, but now I see I have to prepare myself better for when I do eat - making sure it's low calorie and not a feast, so I can actually have a calorie deficit. I still have a couple weekends until December to turn failure into froward weight loss progress. In terms of exercise, I honestly don't see myself starting up again until December.

I really don't. This isn't laziness speaking. It's listebing to my body. I don't feel like exercising in pain. Loss of muscle and the fact I could do some upper body exercises at home is not the point at all. Rest is what I have chosen and I am sticking to it. I am relieved that after this full week of work, next week will be relatively short before Thanksgiving. I can do this and the way towards my success at fasting (the goal for days I select to do it) is to not psyche myself out!!! The human body is capable of more than we sometimes mentally and psychologically give ourselves credit for. I like this ability to fast to regulate weight bc I am an all or nothing type of person. It takes out choosing what to eat. I just have to stick to the plan (lesson learned from the previous couple weekends).

So my plan is IF today till tomorrow morning.Then, another IF next Sunday (deciding if I want it to be for a full day) and then after thanksgiving I plan to do 1-2 days of it. These few days could help me loose the weight I have gained these past couple weeks. But the key is actually sticking with the IF. If I don't stick to it, I will simply be allowing my weight to continue to climb. I am an adult and pretty smart. I know my math too lol.

It's just about following a plan where some days are very low calorie or no calorie and the rest are normal. If I stick to this plan, a plan that is not unhealthy in my opinion, I can get my weight down. Getting back to the gym is something I haven't thought about - about how I will make it easier and safer on my body. And of course I haven't thought about resuming cardio as the tendinitis in my legs is not controlled yet.

had dinner and the anti inflammatory. 650 more.

around 1350...pretty good... can't play with these anti inflammatory pills. decided its way more important to follow drs orders than skip the pill....duh! :/


horn_of_plenty - Saturday Nov 15, 2014
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It's been 5 weeks no exercise. Maybe this is all a potassium / sodium / magnesium / electrolyte thing. Will speak to the dr on Wednesday. Fasting until dinner - family bday dinner for my mom. Took an extra anti inflammatory mid day yesterday bc u have to take it with food. So today I will just take the one, it's 2 a day, with dinner. Sounds dumb but right now it's also important to restabilize my weight bc my clothing is very tight at the moment and I will not be shopping for new clothes! With the IF, fasting, I am planning on going back to my other weight by doing this for two weekends. Also going to incorporate more magnesium and potassium back into my diet...

Who am I kidding...I should eat some breakfast and take an anti inflammatory.

Ok....felt pain so I had some food and took the prescription medicine. Will still eat minimally until dinner though. Almonds 100, soup 50, butter 50, egg white 100 or so. 300. I saved some soup and egg white for later. 300 cal is pretty good. Trying for minimal food tonight.

Didn't end up fasting. Afraid that I am low on potassium / magnesium and actually ate 4 more servings roasted almonds. 650 cal....something is wrong.

950 cal.

thinkpositive on 11/15/2014:
Hope you have a good day & a nice birthday dinner for your mom.

puddles on 11/15/2014:
I am glad you are going to see your Dr. on Wednesday it seems this cannot go on so long. Wishing you a good celebration with your family.

horn_of_plenty - Friday Nov 14, 2014
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2300 cal...success.

happy and feeling good and relaxed...thanks for all the kind words these past couple days :D

legs feeling some relief...but have a ways to go!

thinkpositive on 11/14/2014:
Glad to read that you are feeling better.

museumgirl on 11/15/2014:
:) Hope you continue to feel better. Stay happy!

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Nov 13, 2014
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2150 before end of workday....800 or so at dinner, hopefully not more!!! Around 3000.

Have my period and I was extremely dizzy driving to work. I think I was really low on salt esp bc of the new anti inflammatory I took around 15 min before driving. Back and thigh pain - it was an evil period. Usually I don't get cramps even - maybe the lack of exercise. Anyways, will not give up and I will keep my head up....also gained a real pound from excessive eating since Monday.

I wouldn't have over eaten today except I was feeling very dizzy and sick and I allowed myself to indulge in the heavier kinds of food for fear I would pass out at work this morning. I had a light breakfast, then chips, then pie, then chocolate, then lots of salty chips for lunch and soup, and a bigger dinner than planned bc my boss give me 2 big sandwiches and I had the bread from both (they were foot long heroes) and most of the bread i ate - the rest was veggies mostly sautéed spinach.i made tea in the morning and actually added salt to it - and stevia - and I drank it all day. I felt like I was going to have diarrhea on the way to work, but then forgot bc I didn't have a lot of time to prepare / eat once I got there, and bc of all the salt, I actually am a lil constipated and never used the bathroom today....sorry for the major TMI!!!!! But it's good I had the salt as I feel much better from all of it.

museumgirl on 11/14/2014:
I have heard you can do a few extra calories at "that time of the month" and not gain long-term.As long as it is not an on-going calorie increase. Really hope you feel better today! Hormones are evil!

OhioRaven on 11/14/2014:
Good luck with all that. HP.

Jezebel on 11/14/2014:
I hope you feel better this weekend. Love the TMI. I've caught myself doing that a couple of times this week, but chickened out and deleted the post :) glad you're here. Hang in there.

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Nov 12, 2014
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Today is a new day. Fresh start.

No doubt about it today was really rough after eating so much yesterday. It was hard escaping negative emotions at work and also the exorbitant amount of jealousy I have of other coworkers who are in great shape and do not have to deal with my pain and injury. I have no right to be jealous, but I can't get over it. I am working on being happier but it's not easy. There were a couple situations that made it worse today - reminders of my injury and my circumstances and my inability to speak up and get what I want for myself.

Around 1150, then an afternoon snack at work 150 more. Let's just say 1350. Then big dinner, mostly sauteed veggies and an egg white wrap 650 at most followed up with a dessert of peanut butter in a wrap around 300-350.

Will estimate this was a 2300 cal day. Success compared with yesterday.

No exercise, legs still have pain. Goodnight

museumgirl on 11/12/2014:
Yep. For me as well :)

puddles on 11/12/2014:
One thing we can always count on is today will be better. Have a great new start.

thinkpositive on 11/12/2014:
Glad you had a better day.

thinkpositive on 11/12/2014:
Glad you had a better day.

Jezebel on 11/12/2014:
I can relate to the head chatter. I've had a few days of festering resentment going on since Saturday. I guess, like you, I'm going to have to speak up for myself. I'm glad you're here.

museumgirl on 11/13/2014:
Fresh start, hoping today is a better day for you. I know it is so aggravating to see healthy people who do nothing to maintain their health, and actually brag about how badly they eat/drink. Then there is me...why can't I eat like that? But I can't if I want to live. I hope you feel better and continue to heal. :)

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Nov 11, 2014
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For the first time in many weeks, my legs are having less pain in the AM and last night. I guess that means to further rest them and not go back to any exercise yet and let them continue to heal this time around! I am doing IF the whole day till Wednesday morning. By doing this, I will be able to reach my goal - a 1000 calorie deficit today.

Ok changed my mind and decided not to fast at all. Had a tasty breakfast instead. Cooked wheat bran with stevia 60 and cinnamon, butternut squash souflee 120, coconut butter 200, peanut butter 200. Around 600...filled up with a veggie egg white omelette 250?, 1/2 avocado and stir fried chicken 400, more squash souflee and peanut butter 220. 1500 or so. Wow that's a ton of food for 1500 calories. This is all my breakfast.

Noon lunch: almonds lightly salted, coconut water 200, seasoned roasted broccoli and the rest of the souflee 200 400 total...and skyr yogurt pumpkin spice flavor with my own added cooked cranberries with stevia around 200 more. 1900....2100. Lots of roasted cauliflower 200 2300 Yogurt and tablespoon coconut butter 350 2650. This is bad but may have to fast Saturday just to make up for binging and that stinks. But ending the day with McDonald's was really tasty :)

Total calories 3200. Over about 1200 cal. Yesterday over about 800 cal. Really prob over even more bc I am not exercising but this is enough for estimating purposes. Yesterday and today's extra calories: 2000. Whoa a lot. If I am motivated, I can fast sat and sun in the weekend to take off the 2000...but it's too much to do it that way. I will IF Saturday. Not sure about Sunday...maybe. Otherwise, I'll undo the damage over two weeks and then try to lose actual weight around thanksgiving. This is a bit of a set back as 2000 calories is a lot to create a deficit for....my own doing, I have a tendency to hurt myself like this and in life, to make choices that are harmful and get me nowhere except for self sabotage as my best friend puts it perfectly in context for me to understand. Not sure why I can't make better choices more often but I am constantly inclined to give into negative thoughts and temptations. Will discuss my goals as Puddles was asking in a comment earlier....to be contined later when I go home, still in McDonald's. Proud of myself for only ordering fries, mcnuggets, and diet coke (first time in a long time for aspartame) and being satisfied and not going back for me. It's a success actually, despite what u may think lol.

Got home and ate fruit and avocado 200 followed by pb on a wrap 400 total. 600.

Total Tuesday calories = 3800.

Total calories over now for yesterday & today: 2600.

puddles on 11/11/2014:
You often write about reaching your goal - what is your goal and what are you dealing with. Have a great day.

museumgirl on 11/11/2014:
Glad your legs are better :)

OhioRaven on 11/11/2014:
I got me some butternut squash too. Glad to hear your legs are on the mend.

thinkpositive on 11/11/2014:
Maybe your legs are on the mend.

horn_of_plenty - Monday Nov 10, 2014
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Weight: 0.0

Calories till I got home from work were around 1350. Dinner was completely overdone and I am actually as stuffed as a person feels on thanksgiving! I don't regret it because it all tasted good.

Chips 100, sautéed veggies in sauce 750 or so - yes it was a ton of veggies and oil and sauce - cheese 250, and a dessert of cooked bran with stevia and cinnamon, squash souflee, and lots of peanut butter total dessert is 400. Shoot around 1500 cals no wonder I am stuffed.

Total cals are 2850. I wasn't keeping track at dinner and kept eating. I didn't really want such a high total.

Now I need to think about tomorrow which is a planned IF day. But, if I am going to overeat, IF will only be good for maintaining work and that is not my plan at all with IF.

Overall, tomorrow's IF will not contribute to weight loss, just maintenance bc i overate too much tonight. Lesson learned to be a little more focussed and not buy so much prepared food lol.

thinkpositive on 11/10/2014:
Tomorrow is another day!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Nov 09, 2014
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today was a slightly fancy brunch with a few girlfriends...followed by an errand with two of the girls (we all needed to go to Target so we went together after the brunch bc it was right across the street!).  then I drove home with my best friend and we got dinner together to eat at my apt before she drove home. nice.

too much food out this weekend tho...lol...or at the restaurants I mean. but it was good & fun and now this week is starting fresh :)

todays calories: Brunch: salad, grilled veggies 200 at most, egg white & veggie omelette around 300-400 I guess at most, coffee with lots of milk and lots of coffee 150?, small bites of cake / muffin 300?...that's about it...1050 at most.

dinner: veggies 200, veggie soup and shirataki noodles 150, some of my friend's spring roll 100 at most, some chicken 150-200..then I decided to have a dessert fruit and yogurt 200 at most...and then some nuts 200. 1050.

total: 2100. eh. well, not terrible, right? no exercise though. all is good, calories are fine. off to a good start for the week. no calorie deficit this weekend, but fun times with friends :)

thinkpositive on 11/09/2014:
No, not terrible. And sounds like a really nice day with friends.

biscottibody59 on 11/10/2014:
RYC: Once I get those other pesky things under control, I'm sure my vanity motivation will kick in:-)

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Nov 08, 2014
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Weight: 0.0

wish I could wash my hair but I can't...until Monday morning! ...and then I will rejoice in the wonderful feeling of once again having a Keratin hair treatment! :)

Happy Saturday...feeling excited for intermittent fasting today until dinner...going to a party tonight for a friends bday at a restaurant, sushi. I don't like sushi but the have other options as well. Sooo looking forward to seeing these friends bc I have been laying low since the beginning of October trying to stay home and rest my legs much more on weekends. Will be resting most of the day today too. So I am gonna intermittent fast till dinner tonight. Tomorrow strangely enough I have a brunch to go to that another friend planned. It's weird having a brunch the next day after going out to dinner late, but it should be fun.

On Sunday, the brunch at noon will be my first meal, no early breakfast. That is also considered intermittent fasting. I only like to do IF when home and on days off from work. A pro to IF is that you can eat slightly more calories than your body may need on normal eating days bc on IF days u try to make a huge deficit. Moreover, by continuing to eat normally on the other days, your body and metabolism stay in more of a normal, fast state - rather than what happens when day in and day out you diet at 1200 cals a day.

With the type of IF I do, I will loose between 1-4 lbs per month depending how often I am doing IF. During the month of November I will be doing it a couple extra days like Veterans Day, Thanksgiving (maybe will turn into a high cal day despite a fast which will be OK - my mom cooks really well and I will not deny myself on this holiday - but at least I will have fasted all day before the big meal!).

IF will help me lose extra calories this month. In December, I will IF either Christmas or the day after (I don't celebrate the holiday) also in November and December I am working to IF 1 day each weekend - dinner only. For the rest of November, I should be able to lose around 1.5lbs. Same for December maybe more maybe less. Probably around 2.5 lbs by end of December :)

Of all the fasting IF days I've done so far, today has been the easiest. not sure why or how....maybe knowing I'm going out to eat & that there's some healthy & filling food to enjoy there! so excited for teriyaki vegetables...can't wait to dig in...too bad it'll be around 4 hours from now.  fasting seems pretty easy when the day doesn't have too much going on.  nothing to stress about and make me hungry because of anxiety. so happy I am able to do this fasting. never thought I could. sunday will be a normal day, first meal at noon because I'm going to a brunch. honestly, my plan is to keep calories low today and enjoy tomorrow's brunch, allowing extra calories sunday...but I worked so hard on this fast, I might as well try to keep the calories low today and not overindulge tonight...otherwise, what the freak is the point of fasting!? Tuesday will be one more fast day till evening because I have off from work. still need to rest my legs, exercise is not on the agenda yet...so this works.

Dinner ended up being high calorie - around 2300-2400!!!! Dinner: big seaweed salad, miso soup so good!, a huge half of broiled eggplant with tons of oil atop it (so, so, so good!) and lately I eat a lot more fat so I would say this is probably the healthiest thing from dinner, a few samples of the sushi pieces my friends ordered, a few edamame beans, and a huge plate (I was annoyed how it came because I wanted to be able to eat a lot of vegetables) of chicken teriyaki. I specifically told the waiter to include extra vegetables instead of rice but instead she gave me tons of chicken lol. it's ok. but seriously, it was like 3-4 chicken filets on my plate and I ate most of it. why? well, it was really, really tasty white meat and so moist. It was the best chicken I have eaten in MONTHS. and it was fresh, just cooked. so, I enjoyed dinner. and before I went, I had about 1.5 tablespoons of coconut butter. too much food, but at least I had fasted, so the calories weren't huge on top of more calories I would have eaten throughout the day...

anyways, the folks I went to dinner with, most of them, do not care about calories / weight or health. that's the one thing that I do not like from them to rub off on me. they kept ordering more and more bc it was all you can eat, so I kept eating more and more of my meal and sampling their sushi.  If I had gone to eat with someone else, somewhere else, I may have made better choices. but in the end, i did nothing wrong - it was good food...and I am glad to have eaten more protein and healthy fresh food last night!  This particular group of friends - they love fatty & high carb dishes. Nothing healthy. and they love desserts even more. ice cream galore...at the end of the meal, there was tons of ice cream. that is one thing I didn't eat. why do that if I knew I had already eaten a days worth of calories? and I fasted so well the whole day!? I do not eat dessert. It doesn't ever make me feel good, I have realized.  I almost never partake in baked goods or ice cream after a meal. maybe coffee or fruit or a baked apple, but that's it :)

was at a sushi restaurant and ordered too mani items and ate too much, some food being high fat and calorie.,..but a great diversion thankfully from the normal food I eat. I had wayyyy too much chicken, but at least the teryaki white meat was flavorful and moist. I probably had almost 1000 cals in just the chicken. Portions too big. I am not that annoyed since tge food was great, but, I also wasted a fast / weight loss day. Tuesday will still remain a fast day :)

museumgirl on 11/08/2014:
Sounds like a plan, good luck!

puddles on 11/08/2014:
Sounds good different things work for different people. Have a great weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/09/2014:
thanks puddy!

museumgirl on 11/09/2014:
Sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your meal and your friends :)

biscottibody59 on 11/09/2014:
It's tough to eat normally around some people who just don't think twice. You'll bounce back okay I'm sure!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Nov 07, 2014
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1150 at most after lunch. 100 Apple on the way home.

Big dinner of eggplant rolletes by celentano foods 350, extra veggies 150 at most, lots of peanut butter mixed with warm wheat bran and stevia for dessert. So good! Dessert 500 at most.

2250 at most. Good.

Intermittent fast tomorrow. Out to dinner for friends bday :)

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