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horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Oct 12, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

snacks: 2 large apples, 1/2 large peach: 330.

breakfast: one bran cracker 10, SOUFFLE: oatmeal w. milk 200, eggwhites 60, peanut butter 100, yogurt 80, cinnamon: around 450.

snacks: yogurt and pineapple cottage cheese 210, bar later 130: 340

lunch: pizza atop some bran 400, milk 80: 480

tsf: 1600...definitely a bit high since it's only noon now...grrr....but i will be having a busy night and will not be binging.... i'll have a snack before i start teaching...maybe one during...gym later, then snack before bed.

binge: also 1600 calories in the binge.

snack before gym: 130 in a bar.

snack after gym: a bar, but also 1/2 a yellow pepper, some of an apple: around 200.

total: around 3550.

exercise: 1.5 hours of weights, 30 minutes cardio.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 10/12/2010:
has 1 gr in 100 ml... not much. :) My colleague gave me a powder which is protein, and I have to drink it right after the exercise...


just42day on 10/12/2010:
What a great b'fast! Thanks, too, for the kind words. :)

hollybelle on 10/12/2010:
I go a massage therapy school for massages. They have a booming business and are very reputable. They have graduates who have been there a number of years and students who need their hours of practice. Master Graduates are $60/hr and Graduates are $45/hr. Students are only $35/hr and are very good usually because they aren't worn out! I used to go somewhere else and had a man that I really liked, but when I moved my office that place became inconvenient. The massage school has mostly females and the one I really like is usually booked weeks in advance. She is very strong. The one I had last night was very good. I have tension in lots of trigger points and massage helps those points relax. I always say I'm going to get one per month - but I never do. I still have $60 on a gift certificate...and my birthday is coming up!

loveray on 10/12/2010:
yum!! i would like to have a souffle like that. the peanut butter and apples is the perfect meal, as according to my holistic guru. of course, he wants me to eat all natural PB, not the good sugary kind;) i am quitting coffee for now, or limiting strictly my amounts. its mostly just to help my hormones get back into whack, get sleep patterns under control and also limit the artificial sweeteners and creamers i have been using. i have some truvia and whole milk for my tea in case i get the craving for coffee. for now, black tea and yerba mate have been doing the job at keeping my caffeine and sugar cravings at bay:) it's really hard committing to eating this way, but i feel like my insides are so much better for the effort! love to you.

legcramps on 10/12/2010:
Good luck today :-)

V on 10/12/2010:
To answer your question after talking with sweetpea and umpqua i have decided to lose a few more maybe another 10 or so...With my trip to Chicago for xmas i want to be able to enjoy sampling all the foods without going overboard and without the stress of guilt...When i reach my goal i plan to continue on with cooking for the week and allowing myself maybe 1 cheat day...When i mean cheat it is definitely not going to be fast foods, I mean going out to a nice restaurant and enjoying small portions of things i won't normally eat and allowing a glass of wine or two( i truly miss vino it's been almost 6 months since i had it :( ) Good luck with keeping those calories down later! Have a good day :)

V on 10/12/2010:
i just read your post on Loveray's page and i too suffer from staining of the lower front teeth as well...you can as weird as it sounds sip from a straw...I also made a little investment in those whitening strips and it really works, there are also toothpastes that are made for avid coffee drinkers..

Umpqua on 10/12/2010:
Thanks for your kind words and for pointing out how much I've lost. I hadn't really thought about my progress since March - it gave me a big boost! :) I posted the eggplant/polenta recipe in the Recipes forum. It's just kind of a rough guide since I sort of make it up as I go along. I hope you have a great day!

liza36 on 10/12/2010:
The souffle sounds interesting. I'm not sure I would have thought to put those ingredients together. How did it taste? Have a great day.

moogy on 10/12/2010:
I hope that you finished your day feeling in control HOP and I hope tomorrow is a good ay for you as well.

moogy on 10/12/2010:
I wish I could claim credit for the monthly challenge idea. Liza36 started it off two months ago with her 30 days of exercise, I just thought it would be something I could focus on becuase I had been bingeing a bit and needed to pull in my reins. It worked out really well, I feel as if I am in control of the food instead of the other way round now. I am stepping it up for next month as I am keeping a trigger food in the house just to prove to myself that I am in control. We'll see how I go!! Thank you for your support, I appreciate it very much.:)

nita51 on 10/13/2010:
Turnips are awesome, You can buy them at Walmart or most supermarkets. You can mix turnips with mustard greens. YUMMY! Get you some turkey bacon- boil bacon until very tender. Then put greens in same boiling water. Not much water, because you want them to kind of steam cook. ( I buy the already cleaned and cut greens in a bag at Walmart. ) You can also buy frozen turnips in the frozen veggie dept. in most stores. Cook greens with seasoning salt or Mrs Dash. I spray canola oil in my greens, as they are cooking. Its like Pam oil spray. When greens turn dark, they should be about done. That's it! Enjoy & Take Care!

horn_of_plenty - Monday Oct 11, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

1600 calories today and one  hour of cardio exercise.

good day because i spent it with my friend, out of the house, watched a movie...went to the BEACH! in october! yes, it was nice out. and there were a few other people there.

was a great day...but i realize i can't live like this forever!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

V on 10/11/2010:
great job today :) You can do this my friend!!

moogy on 10/11/2010:
I think that you should plan on having regular days like this one. They are good for you. I love walking on the beach in the winter, not so much in summer. It was a good day - well done!

loveray on 10/11/2010:
sounds like an awesome day!! why cant you live like that forever? you can do anything you want to do! xo

breakaway on 10/11/2010:
An hour of cardio :D Terrific! Keep up the good work :D

KathyBlue on 10/12/2010:
wow, you continue being my idol :))) I really hate gym!!! I went there yesterday and I had to fill out a paper and give a rate in a 1 to 5 scale about my "will to workout in the gym"... I gave a 3 but that's a lie, lol. I'm not NEUTRAL, I'm NEGATIVE, should have given 2. Still feeling bad about that, lol...

just42day on 10/12/2010:
Sounds like a fabulous day! Glad you could enjoy it! :)

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Oct 10, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 140.0

wow..i've been skipping a lot of days recently on here!...

breakfast: huge and good...since it was late and i added in some fiber. huge bagel and lox with some whitefish spread, 2 bran crackers also. milk. coffee earlier in the morning. a bit of pie. ...

snack: bar.

lunch: english muffin with eggwhite and bran cracker.

snack at gym: gum and powerade 30

dinner: meat lasagne 300, bran crackers with it, huge apple, milk, soda, lots of broccoli too, cooked from LAST MONDAY, still good.

total today is under 2000. good day. good breakfast and dinner...satisfying.

exercise: only weights, for 1.5 hours. no cardio.

and yes, too much bran lately...it makes things a lot more filling, which is why i "add" it to my foods. for instance, the other day, i had pizza, but cut it up and put it on top of the my scandinavian bran crackers. you get full and it really works. yes, a full pizza slice, cut up, and eaten atop bran crackers. the bran crackers are big, 12 calories only per slice. works great.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/10/2010:
I am glad that you had a good day HOP:)

KathyBlue on 10/11/2010:
ahhh, you eat meat! I was so sure you were vegetarian!

loveray on 10/11/2010:
sending lots of love! hope you had a fantastic weekend.

V on 10/11/2010:
Have a great day :)

horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 08, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0


dinner: pizza 350, bran and milk 200, salad 50: 600.

total: lets just say 1900.

exercise: some in am, some in pm, some even later.

how i'm feeling: that life is passing me by.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/08/2010:
I admire you for always being honest about your binges. Looks like you're on track for a good day today. Hope you have a great weekend!

moogy on 10/08/2010:
Sorry HOP, back on the wagon today? I hope so. Have a good weekend!!:)

moogy on 10/08/2010:
I am sorry that you feel as if life is passing you by. I have often felt that way myself and it is usually because I am not engaging in life. There are a whole lot of different activities, people and general life out there. It is really a matter of pushing forward and taking our life in our own hands. It is sometime not easy but well worth the effort. I hope that you find a way out of your funk:)

V on 10/08/2010:
:( I am sorry you feel that way...Life hands you challenges and sometimes when you don't know where to start, what to do....The only thing that you can do is think and plan out what it is you want out of life....Not in a million years would I have thought that what I am doing right now makes me happy but it does...Be brave and go out there and get whatever it is that is gonna make you happy...I hope you have a good evening

hollybelle on 10/09/2010:
Here's to better days, HOP! Good comments above, I'll just ditto them! P.S. I have been having a big identy crisis snce my d is all "grown up" and mostly on her own. I have all this time and didn't know what to do with it - except NAP! LOL. Seriously, all the things I thought I'd like to do didn't seem all that important anymore. But Slowly, slowly I have been trying some new/old things again. Yoga, biking, reading, praying (yes, that too). It's working.....I am starting to feel like "somebody" again only trouble is I have a problem finding anyone MY AGE to do some of it with me! Ha! - ya gotta love how life is.......strange and beautiful!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Oct 06, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

breakfast: apple 100, soy milk and oatmeal 200, yogurt w. sf syrup, nutmeg, cinnamon 120: 420 :-)

snack: coffee,bar 180

lunch/snacking: BINGED. yep. i went walking with a friend, was totally exhausted, came home, and overate on everything. lots and lots of calories.

probably around 4000-5000 cals.


Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

legcramps on 10/06/2010:
Have a good day!

moogy on 10/06/2010:
I am hoping that you have a really good day HOP and stay in control. :)

lifestylechange on 10/06/2010:
tomorrow is a new day!! :)

chidogs on 10/06/2010:
Just do a face-palm and erase it from your memory and start over. Good luck.

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Oct 05, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

today ends at 2430 calories. not great, but it was OK. and satisfied with the calorie total.


breakfast: apple 100, oatmeal and soy milk 200, yogurt w. sf syrup and ovaltine 140, peanut butter 100: 540. yum.

lunch: fish 200, stir fry 350, bran/soy milk 200: 750 yum?

tsf: around 1300, very good.

snacks - 2 coffees 100, bar 230 total 330

dinner: tofu 200, taco bell chicken chalupa 380, bran 70: 650...was hungry and indulged in what i wanted.

total: 2280 GREAT, for staying under 2300. haha.

snack: apple and red pepper. 130

exercise: 3 mi walk, 30 min elliptical.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

V on 10/05/2010:
Good morning :) I hope you have a wonderful day :)

legcramps on 10/05/2010:
Have a good one today!

tangalyn on 10/05/2010:
yes that is darn good, i have never been able to do a pull up :( hope u have a great day!!

Umpqua on 10/05/2010:
Great goal, pullups are darn hard. I know this from trying the monkey bars at the playground with my boys - oh man! Hope you have a great one!

hollybelle on 10/05/2010:
Real push ups are tough. I don't think my body moves that way - I do them from the (sissy) knees! Good luck on the pull ups - you can do it. I like this goal!

moogy on 10/05/2010:
I am really impressed, that's some good upper body strength you have got going there. Well done. have a great day HOP

V on 10/05/2010:
Great job girly!!!!! You will get there!!! Keep at it my friend :)

V on 10/05/2010:
Man I totally forgot about the book you told me about! Dang it! That will be my next purchase :( I know that I would love it if it is all about fashion :) Thanks!!!!!

just42day on 10/05/2010:
Great exercise! congrats ;)

horn_of_plenty - Monday Oct 04, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

darn...i cooked 3 stir fries and wrote about them, then it got deleted in this entry...

1. shirataki noodles and veggie stiry fry: 3 portions total at 170 calories each, for my info. ingredients: snow pea/broccoli/slaw bagged veggie mix, noodles, scallion, safflower oil, thai seasoning packet containing 180 cal mostly of sugar, but i had it in my house for over a year and wanted to use it!!! and it'll taste great in the stir fry!

2. broccoli and safflower oil, scallions, salt, garlic.

3. spinach and shirataki noodles stir fry, safflower oil, and the other packet of thai seasoning mix, 4 portions 150 calories each (just for me to know)

Breakfast: apple 80, yogurt w. pumpkin pie spice and sf syrup 120, oatmeal w. soy milk 200: 400 total. not really satisfying even though it was a lot of food.

 lunch: some of a monster drink while cooking, then an english muffin w. a bran cracker, heated up, and chicken breast deli meat 250, oh and some veggies that i'd cooked, still 250.

snack: slice of pie, coffee: 300

snack: serving of stir fry 170, small piece of fish 180, apple 80, coffee 50: 480, was so hungry!

snack: cereal 200 (bran and soy milk)

dinner: 270

around 1900 calories. very successful.

exercise: 55 min elliptical, over an hour of weights. abs, back.


Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/04/2010:
I hope that you have another successful day HOP. I am sending lots of love and strength to keep you tough.:)

KathyBlue on 10/04/2010:
hey, you're doing GREAT!!!! :D

just42day on 10/04/2010:
Yummy menu items! :)

just42day on 10/04/2010:
Yummy menu items! :)

lifestylechange on 10/04/2010:
your stirfry recipes sound delicious. i love stirfry! yum! have a great day;)

moogy on 10/04/2010:
Now it's morning and I read that you had a good day, well done HOP. good for you.

chidogs on 10/04/2010:
The stirfries sound great, and so does your menu. Have a great day.

breakaway on 10/04/2010:
Wonderful low calorie stir fry! Ours was higher in calories...I need to see if I can lower that a bit I think. Thanks for sharing the info :D Have great day, your doing great.

justine on 10/04/2010:
look at that work out, and a fantastic diet! you're sure to win :)

V on 10/04/2010:
Hey girl those dishes all sound amazing! I see you are getting in touch with your inner chef :) Good job today!!! Hey how close are you to Chinatown? I bet you can find all sorts of spices and seasonings that are healthy and low sodium...Sounds like you had a great day :)

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Oct 03, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

another good day. 1700-1800 calories. light exercise - bike ride in the AM. busy day so that's really all i did...and wanted to do! :-)

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

V on 10/03/2010:
Sounds like you are back on track!!! Stay strong my friend :)

moogy on 10/03/2010:
So glad to read that you another good day. Keep going HOP, you can do it!!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Oct 02, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

Today was a wonderful day. I thank god. goodnight.

around 2200.

TONS of exercise.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/02/2010:
I hope that you got a good night's sleep and that you awake refreshed and ready for a new day. I am really wishing a good healthy eating day for you HOP.:)

V on 10/02/2010:
I am so glad you had a wonderful day :)

just42day on 10/03/2010:
Glad your day was a good one! I hope today's much more of the same! :)

horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 01, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

total ended up being around 5500 today.

breakfast; 600

lunch: 550

snack: 100

horrible binge: sandwich 400, vegetables stir fry 100, 2 more big pitas 520 just for that, tons of ice cream 1050 or so, plus more ice cream 300, apple 100, peanut butter 500, jelly 100?, some bran 50, am i forgetting anything!? around 3200 or so.

i just don't know. i guess i'm not really giving myself a fair shot in life or reality or really anything.

so, i have had two binges  this week...and it should take at least a week or so to even out all these extra calories. of course, the endless sugar and fat are already wreaking havic on my insides, too bad i don't even care.


Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/01/2010:
I am sorry you have had such a bad day HOP, I wish we could figure out why you need to binge. In the meantime, I am sending love and hopes that tomorrow will be a better day.:)

breakaway on 10/02/2010:
So sorry you had another bad day :( Sometimes we just aren't ready to diet and try making ourslelves and it jsut doens't work (been there several times). Hang in there! If you want this bad enough it will happen for you. Stay strong :D

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