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horn_of_plenty - Saturday Oct 31, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

happy halloween :-)

breakfast: large and filling: cereal w. milk 170, yogurt 140, coffee 50, and a butternut squash souffle 250: 610.

lunch: similiar to breakfast

snack: monster low carb drink before the gym

TSF: a fantastic 1120.

snack:

dinner: will be a lean cuisine (chicken fried rice, extra tofu added in!) and diet soda. lovely day today on all accounts.  and a yogurt and some celery...600

Total cal: 1720. wonderful day!

EXERCISE: I've been slacking bc of timing problems and fitting it all in.  not happy about this at all! and now i'm sorta unmotivated this morning to get moving...i already did weights yesterday, thankfully, so i don't have to worry about that. it's just the cardio that i will be doing today. and abs!  a mix of short bike ride, elliptical, walking, some abs, and pushups!  cardio added up to 1.25 hours.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

floican25 on 10/31/2009:
Thanks for the comments. So far this site seems great. It's good to know I'm not alone in this battle! Seems like your doing great so good for you! I hate those days when your just unmotivated specially the weather I find can really bring you down. I usually pop some upbeat music and I am good to go! I'll keep an eye on your progress...I'll let you know how the gym goes on Monday.



horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 30, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

EARLY 5am breakfast: light smoothie 160, coffee 50, and a dark chocolate Wallaby yogurt (wow! these are GREAT) 170: 380.

snack: not sure, but it will be somewhat heavier bc of a test and stuff....need something satisfying...maybe dunkin donuts grilled cheese flatbread and a tea. 400

lunch: healthier...in the mood for veggies again! barley and veggies in a light olive oil: 150 says the package, tea 30, yogurt 70.  250.

tsf: 1030...1100.

snack: very early dinner: 4:45pm: 2 whole butternut squash souffles 500, two jolly ranchers 50, jello 40, coffee 50: 640. ok

most probably a late snack tonight. probably a light milkshake. 150

total: 1890 :-) and yogurt 170: 2060. good day.

picking up parents from the airport today. they were gone 13 days total :-)

ok, off to study for a bit before heading off to school!  have a great day everyone.  so glad i didn't study at night!

EXERCISE: WHAT SHALL IT BE!!?? depends what i feel like, probably not too much cardio today. and probably weights included. i miss the gym. wasn't there since sunday. i was too tired with what i had to do all week, being on my feet most of the day for mon, tues, wed, and then studying. couldn't pull off the gym too without feeling like i would wear myself too thin and get sick from lack of sleep...weights, elliptical, walking. yay!

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 10/30/2009:
YAY, another good day!



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Oct 29, 2009
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Weight: 137.0

BUSY WEEK.  NO GYM SINCE SUNDAY. THAT'S OK.   after all, i can't exercise if i'm exhausted and getting sick is not an option right now for me! :-)

breakfast, snack, lunch: 700 cal.

late 5:45 snack: jello 120, coffee 70, smoothie 160, diet soda: 350 :-)

popcorn and ravioli 540

total 1590 :-)

good thing: 2181 calories per day over the past 7 days. :-)

HOWEVER, OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS ON HERE I BINGED NUMBEROUS TIMES.  my daily average of calories over the past month is 2617 calories per day. almost a 5 lb gain since it is at least an extra 500 cal per day on most days. what to do about that? nothing. what to do in the future? breathe and think about my actions and if i really want to reach for more food! is food what i really need at the moment or is my body yearning for something else?

umm, more calculations....and an 89 or so day average (i could have gotten a day wrong here and there haha) of 2415 calories per day. This is still about a 5 or 5.5 pound gain.

so, no matter how i look at things, i gained 5 lbs in the past few months. not bad, not good. it just is.

5 lbs in the long run is not a lot. and it is easily mended. although, i am NOT weighing myself anytime in the near future. i am no longer interested in the scale. I have my clothes and my feelings. that's all i really need right now.

:-)

no scale necessary! :-)  well, right now. scales are great for MAINTAINING, but i am not there yet!

I am happy with this.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!


horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Oct 28, 2009
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Weight: 137.0

breakfast, very early: one jolly rancher 25, coffee 50, smoothie 150: 225

snack: dunkin donuts flatbread and tea: 340

other snacks: diet drinks: 40

lunch: sandwich, light yogurt, tea. 300

TSF: 905..

snack:  cereal?  i'm thinking more like ices and coffee?  OR, a smoothie with milk....and tea w. milk! :-) i've been buying soooo much milk lately!! :-)  and those smoothies are SO GOOD. 200 cal.

TSF: 1105

dinner: something microwavable and romaine with dressing to compliment it.

total calories today: 1500 or so. a good day.

BED.  hopefully at least weights at the gym. tough week but i can get through this with less damage from here on out! yesterday has passed! :-)

i must be in this to win this.  too much backsliding. i will not be at my goal by the wedding. but, i must BELIEVE that this doesn't mean i should stop trying. I MUST NOT stop trying. right now, i am backsliding...but, at this moment, i'm not. i feel good i know i can handle what comes my way. things have been looking up lately, especially at school.  i must remember this when i get in a bingy  mood. there is no reason to not RISE to the pressure.  when pressure comes, i will NOT fall....i am trying to work harder.  :-)

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 10/28/2009:
Had to laugh at the Jolly Rancher for breakfast! I have been hooked on Tootsie Pop DROPS which I just discovered for my sugar fixes.



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Oct 27, 2009
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Weight: 137.0

final calorie total: 3850. not proud. parents coming home from a 10 day vacation tomorrow and i have a huge exam. that's the reasons for the binge. along with exhaustion from yesterday and today.

POOPED.  been in the busiest part of the hospital these past couple weeks. and the next couple will be busy also. i will probably skip the gym today, just like yesterday bc when i get home i am....POOPED.

breakfast: cereal 160, yogurt 160, coffee 80: 400.

snack: yogurt 160

lunch: yogurt 80, sandwich w. avocado and tofu: 300, tea w. milk 30: 420

TSF: 980.

snack:

dinner: 3 light egg rolls, tofu, cucumber, light sauce: 400, rolls w. butter: 470, ice cream 200: TSF: 1070

tsf: 2050....i'm having a smoothie and will THEN call it a night. sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do! delicious dinner. a bit large but i feel like a reward through food. it's still low in calories. should i trust the calories the egg rolls say on the box!? good deal!

total calories: 2200 yes. yes. yes. more bread...2300...550 more, so 2850. 820 MORE: 3670.

exercise: no way.

BED.

what a week it has been! but wait, today's only tuesday. after wednesday is over, the week will get a bit more relaxed, thankfully!!!

 

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 10/27/2009:
Good days.....YAY!


loveray on 10/27/2009:
great day lady, xoxo



horn_of_plenty - Monday Oct 26, 2009
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Weight: 137.0

today was busy at school. on my feet most of the day. not sure if i'll go to the gym at all...my legs and feet hurt!

breakfast: cereal and milk, coffee, diet soda 400

snack: didn't. i wanted to. but it didn't work out.

lunch: 420

large snack around 4:30 - DD grilled cheese flatbread and coffee 420, smoothie 160 total: 580...AND two rolls 340 more

TSF: 1,740. pretty good for all that food!

yogurt and candy: 180, tofu and egg rolls that are supposedly healthy but i really can't see the low calories they say they are! 260 total here: 440

total: 2180.

 

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!


horn_of_plenty - Sunday Oct 25, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

i've been having good days. thanks to all my friends and family. that is why! :-)

breakfast: large bowl cereal, coffee, diet orange soda. 400

lunch: large tea 40, tofu 100, avocado 80, popcorn 240: 460. yogurt 190: 650

tsf: 1050

snack: grilled cheese flatbread and coffee 430. yogurt. 170 so 600.

tsf: 1650.  looking good.

dinner a bit large. but good compared to a binge for sure. so i will enjoy it.  low fat egg rolls 240, tomato 80, tofu 100: 420.  ice cream for dessert 200. total: 620

total today: 2270. good!

exercise: 30 min elliptical, weights.

 

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

loveray on 10/26/2009:
so glad to hear things are going well!! xoxo



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Oct 24, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

woke up at noon. was talking to the guy from around 3-4:30 in the morning. this is what we've been doing for the past couple weeks. and thank gosh i was able to sleep thorugh the night. i'm so glad. bc i really needed sleep. but, now my exercise may not get done.

lunch at noon: cereal, coffee: 400.

snack: yogurt 160 chocolate whips

snack: same as breakfast 400

TSF: 960.

dinner: salad w. many veggies, just vinegar, grilled shrimp, some croutons. about 500 would be my guess. no more.

total today: 1450...i'm hungry...gonna have a yogurt before bed! 170 more.

total today: 1620 or so. nice. :-)

exercise: 30 min elliptical, 20 min slow treadmill in the evening. overall good enough. weights tomorrow at the gym... :-) was a nice weekend.

out for dinner and bowling with a friend. it was league night, so we just came back to my house and chilled out for a bit. :-) bowling alley didn't have any lanes. but that's ok!

 

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!


horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 23, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

breakfast: 4 pcs light toast 160, with chocolate whips yogurt on top 160, coffee. total: 380

snack: yogurt? tea with milk? 200.

lunch: pb on light bread 280, yogurt 100: 380, tea. w milk 20 400 total  and seasoned/lightly buttered great tasting veggies, tomato basil soup from cafeteria. good actually.

TSF: 980.

snack: pb on bread (early snack) 280

later snack almost 5pm: 2 heavy duty tasty yogurts! 340.

TSF: 1600 ok

dinner:  650. healthy.

Total: 2250. good.

relax. movie. open on my mail.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/24/2009:
Dropping by to say I'm thinking of you. I've been reading your blog, but don't have much to offer. Hang in there!



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Oct 22, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

afternoon edit: it's been a good day. i did well at the hospital.  did well in front of whom it mattered. also, i arrived a few minutes late, but i got in a 10 minute walk to and from my car, as i missed a shuttle bus from my car lol.  i may start parking in this area so get in walks when it is nice out. overall, that's an extra mile on my day.

AND, i was on my feet most of today. another plus, plus!!! i am feeling better. although my weight is up, i've been good about sticking with exercise AND weights and this has helped, tremendously, to counteract side effects of a fast weight gain.

i've also been stretching more often in the morning and night (just a couple fast stretches), to keep my flexibility in my legs which tends to go with weight gain on my thighs. so i'm really trying to keep some of  my form, strength, and flexibility as i lose weight again, but also as i am at a high weight again. weight, weight, weight! lol. long paragraph about weight!

mr. florida, mr. florida. you are in my thoughts and we will probably talk tonight on the phone...short, since i have to study...gar! i have TWO tests tomorrow....

i am feeling good about many things in my life right now. and my weight hasn't gotten me down.  i am working through everything.

exercise: 1 mile walking, 15minbike ride, 10minelliptical, abs

__________________________________________

i'm still working at making good no pudge brownies.  i wonder if it's in the cards. so far, NO SUCCESS at all...and yesterday's dinner was a pumpkin brownie yogurt fudge. i didn't even have the last bite. it wasn't good enough to share with all of you!

breakfast: 400, cereal and coffee.

snack: yogurt. 160

lunch: healthy roll w. tofu and avocado...and yogurt and tea. 330

snack: white toast (with fiber) 120, and a whips chocolate yogurt spread on them160. total: 280 :).

dinner: around 550-600

total: 1750. good.

exercise: last night i did weights and did them well! and abs. tonight will be cardio....and i can't wait.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 10/22/2009:
WEll, HOP, funny you should be mentioning "worked over" recipes on your post. My daughter and I have been trying some "Hungry Girl" recipes from hungrygirl.com. There are some good ones. Also there are some techniques you can learn from some of the recipes that you can transfer over to some of your regular recipes. We liked Carrot Cake Muffins and loved the Mac and cheese makeover. The M & C has califlower in if which sounded wierd, but actually is great. I do add a bit of salt & black pepper and some ground red pepper to if and top with just a smidge 1/4 cup?) of Kraft FF cheese and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes to make it seem a bit more traditional. If you try it -hope you like.....



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