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horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 14, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

1670 calories. one hour exercise. great day!


revolutionary road was a pretty good movie! :)

yay! workout was 4 mi walk today! and calories not more than 1500! therefore, i'm doing well. need to keep this up! weightloss here i come.

have a great day tomorrow everyone!


breakfast: 2 plain yogurts together and i mised in a little bit of pumpkin butter 40, pumpkin 20, cinnamon. total: 260. fine.

snack: largest banana ever! 150. (at least!)

total so far: 410. my goal is between 1500-1600 today. along with a nice, long walk at the park if the weather is warm enough.

woke up slightly upset about my eating and how i have to watch myself so intensely because of yesterday's binging.  so frustrating. i'm going out to dinner tonight but i KNOW i must choose healthy stuff and really watch myself all day if i want any progress during this month!

it's so important yet so difficult still.

i will probably go visit my grandmother today just to keep me out of my house and food. i'll bring some healthy stuff to have there so i don't get tempted.  I'm an adult, how can i give into temptations so easily, right!? lol.

then, off to have dinner and movie with some female friends who also don't have any dates tonight with guys!

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

WorkingMom on 02/14/2009:
Good eating and social plan! Happy V-Day!

thinnside40 on 02/14/2009:
Have a happy V-Day visit with yer g'ma..... YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

belly on 02/14/2009:
happy v-day! What on earth is pumpkin butter??? If it makes diet yogurt taste like pie then I need to know this.

loveray on 02/15/2009:
they are up on FB if you want to see!! xoxo

mama_nurse on 02/15/2009:
Have a great night;) kudos on the exercise & cals:)

Donkey on 02/15/2009:
Donkey was here -- Glad to hear it was a good day for you!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 13, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

cal before dinner: 780.

snack: yogurts 220, oatmeal 130, small apple 60...celery later 40.  total 450

dinner veggies 120, peppers 100, stirfry 175, veggie burger 120: 420

1650...package of light pastry crackers 450!  total: 2100.

i ment to have a lower cal day. but gave in...ice cream...600

total: 2700. bad.

2 day avg = 2500.

if i eat well in the next few days...not worry, not plan days that are too low in calories, all will be good. i realize this can be VERY difficult for me. i have more trouble sometimes on the weekend. and we have a 3 day weekend. but i can get through this...

i realize that i will probably NOT reach my goal for April acting like this. :(


exercise: elliptical 65 mintues! :)


Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 02/13/2009:
Keep it @ 2100 and you'll be alright..... Great time on the elliptical!

thinnside40 on 02/13/2009:
<3,000 then......... Think positive, not I probably WONT..... I WILL TRY MY DARNDEST maybe instead.... I know it is so much easier said than done my friend... I look for a day that you have all this stress/trouble behind you that will allow you to see your capabilities to their fullest... I REALLY do..... I have had my "down" time and now I have no other choice, but to start looking at things like I did in the beginning days.. I'm the same person, just "forgot" HOW GOOD it felt for a while to be on track..... I'm 40 and haven't learned yet.. There is hope always tohgouh.. I belive that too...

Maria* on 02/13/2009:
Hang in there!

YepItsMe~ on 02/13/2009:
I don't think you had such a bad day at all~AND you worked out on the elliptical for over an hour!!! That's awesome!!!

WorkingMom on 02/14/2009:
This is just one bad day, which compared to mine is not even that bad... AND you exercised!

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Feb 12, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

2250-2270 approximate today. not a great day in my book as i come home, ate, relaxed WAY too much and studdied not enough. oh well, i'm going to sleep. no need to destroy my weekend bc of it.

i've been getting more sleep this week...it feels GREAT.


breakfast: yogurt 140

no snack...felt alright.

lunch: planned. pretzel mustard/ketchup and coffee 450

large snack: ice cream pop 90, yogurt 120, oatmeal 130...small pizza, another ice cream 440 total: 780 ok.

well...chips 600...two more yogurts 260. DONE. KINDA NEEDED IT.

TOTAL: around 2230. close...not wonderful, but not absolutely terrible either. was on my feet much of the day.

today was a binge. but, a controlled one, sorta. eh. maybe not.

no gym, i need to study and i don't want to be rushing around all night.

i'm doing ok.

i have a 3 day weekend. so i might pay for a small amount of yoga classes and take one on Monday. i also am planning on a haircut on saturday. good stuff...

and i have many, many tests next week.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

WorkingMom on 02/12/2009:
Controled binge - now that's a concept I should learn! :)

selina on 02/13/2009:
Hang in there, HoP! Hugs to you!

loveray on 02/13/2009:
so glad you are sleeping...it really helps. i hope you have a restful weekend and good luck with studying for all of the tests ahead! xoxo

mcwoo40 on 02/13/2009:
Have a good weekend.Keep strong,Julie

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Feb 11, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

breakfast: ice cream bar. change of pace! 90

snack: coffee....later yogurt: 170

lunch: wheat bagel plain, tea w. milk/sweet and low: around 450

snack: protein bar 230

total so far: 940 ok.

dinner: lots veggies, some dressing, eggs, ice cream bar :) total: around 400 :)yay.

total: 1340.

very rushed day after school. i was a bit too hungry before dinner.

exercise: 55 minutes elliptical! it was VERY hard throughout. not sure what caused me so much difficulty. i had to rush over to the gym bc i had a dermatologist's appt after that. now it's about 8pm, just finished dinner!

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

YepItsMe~ on 02/11/2009:
You've been doing great these past couple of days~just be careful to not go too low on your calories for very long or your body will rebel and want to binge~at least thats how my body works! Wishing you a wonderful night...

had to smile at the ice cream bar for breakfast! lol

hopinforachange on 02/11/2009:
you can do it! good job today. :)

panda22 on 02/11/2009:
Looks like you had a great day today HOP! Hope tomorrow is just as good for you! Have a nice night!

loveray on 02/12/2009:
awesome awesome day!! so happy for you. xoxo

Jen40 on 02/12/2009:
Great calories!!! You're doing fantastic!

thinnside40 on 02/12/2009:
Another good day for you.... Yep Yep Yep!

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Feb 10, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

today was not bad at all. very very pleased.

breakfast at home: yogurt, cinnamon, and pumpkin mixed in: 150

NO SNACK. although it might have been better if i did.

Planned lunch: hot pretzel, coffee: 400

snack: oatmeal w. flax and yogurt/cinnamon/pumpkin again: was good: 280

total: 830 :)

dinner: salad, dressing, lettuce to wrap fried egg whites in yum!350, ice cream bar for dessert 100

total: one more ice cream: 1370 :) great.

will walk maybe 1/2 hour tonight. need to study and stuff. major tests tomorrow...

wednesday i'll do some harder exercise. i do have a dermatologist appt though....so we'll see what i can fit in...

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 02/10/2009:
Proud of you for NEVER giving up... I wasn't saying you couldn't do it when I gave out the 0.3/day figure... I shouldn't of done that....... You CAN do what you set your mind to & I know you want it bad enough... Again, Best of wishes are to you!

mama_nurse on 02/10/2009:
GOOD JOB!!!! You are going to reach your goal!!!!! :)

mama_nurse on 02/10/2009:
PS, thanks for your comment....I did get my car (well most of it) cleaned.....Kid's stuff all over the place in there....LOL

mama_nurse on 02/10/2009:
looks like you had an awesome day!!!! kudos to you!

loveray on 02/10/2009:
looks like a great day! i hope that all is well- xoxo

hollybelle on 02/11/2009:
YAY - I'm so happy you had a pleasing day! I've been doing good for 2.5 days now - we been on this site a long time HOP - let's get on a roll and invite WI2 to come with us! We're all due a period of time where we all do well. It's time! Oh, I think this sounds like a challenge or something. Didn't mean it that way - but maybe that's a strategy??? Good thoughts coming your way!

starfish on 02/11/2009:
lookin good!

horn_of_plenty - Monday Feb 09, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

alrighty...time for another one of my crazy  (but i am positive it can work) plans.

i have 50 days from now until April 1st.

in 50 days, i hope to lose approximately 15 pounds. I will weigh about 125. then, after this amount of time, I will probably go on a low carb diet. to hopefully weigh 120 at least by the end of April.

Like i've been saying on and off, I have a wedding to attend in mid April.  It'll be like a reunion. I will not be stick thin, but I can at least be average if I can stick to this. So, I'm trying again.

I did good today. I'm happy with EVERY decision I made. now, i must keep it up. not give up or give in when i feel i'm not progressing. because i totally can. i keep looking at old pics of myself and can't believe how great i looked.

so i'm making an effort to go back. because i want to be in a bathing suit at the beach this summer... :)


edit: late dinner: egg whites and lettuce: 200 (i almost had a microwavable pizza after! thank god i didn't! ... this is crunch time. i'm doing a countdown....will update...

total: 1750! great day for me! aside from no exercise. need to study now!


florida guy and i have been getting along well... :)

breakfast: apple 70

snack: coffee but mostly milk 100

snack: yogurt and another coffee....eesh didn't bring much to school. 170

lunch: croissant, tea w. milk: 460 or so.

snack: dunkin donuts flatbread eggwhite 300

snack: fiber and protein drink from nutrition store 270

snack which i didn't need: jello/yogurt 180

total: 1550...i might have dinner...but i just ate that last snack and its already 6:30...

i'm doing better with eating i think. it's important to me to lose some weight in the next couple months. no promises. just honest trying.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

loveray on 02/09/2009:
florida guy?? do share;) looks like you had a great day. xoxo

thinnside40 on 02/09/2009:
O.K. my dear..... your @ 137.... Your day was good and don't look back..Just full speed ahead to steer clear of the 140's....

Glad you had a good day today! Really am!!!!!!!!1

starfish on 02/09/2009:
Good luck! You can do it!

mama_nurse on 02/09/2009:

panda22 on 02/10/2009:
Have a great Tuesday and keep striving towards your goal!

omahagrl on 02/10/2009:
Great job on the food and I love your goal for the next 50 days!

legcramps on 02/10/2009:
Yeah! You can do it!

petaldew on 02/10/2009:
you can do it!

thinnside40 on 02/10/2009:
0.3 #'s per day (if I did my math right).... Best of wishes for you to succeed H_O_P!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Feb 08, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

breaskfast 1600 cal.

...going to bed early tonight...

total cal: 2400. ugh.

ok, after seeing all these older pictures of me i realize that i am at the turning point. i must go back....

i'm ready now.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/08/2009:
Horn, honey, what's bothering you (today)? I wish I could be there for you right now....

haha_love2laugh on 02/08/2009:
awh hun, what did you eat, keep us posted, at least your blogging it, need any more support comment me, okay?

mama_nurse on 02/08/2009:
HUGS!! You can do this!!! :)

legcramps on 02/09/2009:
What are you going back to / turning point... ??? I hope you're okay... ???

I read through the entry in which you had a bad texting experience with the boy you wanted to talk to. I'm sorry that I suggested you call him :( because if I would have known you would be met with that kind of response I certainly would NOT have suggested it!

Hope your days get much better soon!!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 07, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

good day all day.


Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 06, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0

total binge today. but of course, it's not too late to change my ways and reverse this cycle!

so tomorrow i have fun plans. last minute which i made tonight. going into the city for a day of sledding...although the weather says it'll be in the 40s! so i hope sledding is still possible! it should be a good time with a good friend! :)

texting/phone conversation went bad last night with the guy....he made me feel very insecure about wanting to talk to him on the phone (which we didn't end up doing) because he would rather go to sleep than talk for 5 minutes. i don't really want to go too much into detail bc its not too important ... or i don't want to make this that important in my life right now....

so i'm ignoring this guy...he did text me tonight twice...and i responded...but then i didn't respond to his other texts. and if he contacts me tomorrow i may get back to him but otherwise he can wait till sunday for my response. bc, even though it sounds that way to you guys lol, he's apparently NOT on the top of my list. or rather i don't want him to think that i think about him that much. bc it went to his head and he's not treating me the way i would even want a friend to treat me.

lol, this isn't very detailed. i think i just wrote it more for me so i can remember how i felt today.

this guy isn't a boyfriend, he's a friend i've had for like 6 years, living a distance away in another state....

ok, today was NO exercise. BINGE.

tomorrow's a new day. and i'll take it as such. exercise will simply be going to the city and walking around. that's exercise enough for me. and tomorrow night i'll be home....bc i want to be. i need to catch up on some things before next week.

goodnight all.

Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

mama_nurse on 02/06/2009:
have fun sledding!!!!!!

loveray on 02/07/2009:
hi honey- i hope you had an ok friday night- i am excited to hear how your "fun plans" went. just stopped by to remind you what a beautiful soul you are- i am fortunate to have crossed paths with you. xoxo

Maria* on 02/07/2009:
Sledding sounds like FUN!!! Hope you are having a real nice day!

YepItsMe~ on 02/07/2009:
Hope you have fun sledding!!! Sounds like a great time!

Donkey on 02/07/2009:
I hope you had a better day today (Saturday). Forget the guy, move on.

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Feb 05, 2009
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 137.0



LUNCH: 400


ROLL 280, FRIES 500, cookies 300.

CAKE 1000?

GREAT day. just kidding. but i am happy bc the week actually went pretty well. i'm taking it one day at a time. that's it.

around 4150 or so.

no exercise. did it yesterday. need to study. was gonna call this guy that i talk with on and off but now i'm just feeling full.

will go for a shower...and see what happens.


Progress as of today: -12 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 02/05/2009:
Have a good evening!

mama_nurse on 02/05/2009:
oh no! not expecting them to taste like a smoothie....lol i ordered pomegranate and citrus vanilla....haha so pretty much the two you don't drink...ahhh oh well.... :) have a wonderful night and thanks for the info....I really went between tropical fruits and pomegranate too....oh well... :) hugs

thinnside40 on 02/05/2009:
RE: Putting up with you~ This IS for you first & foremost.... Like you said.... Just always know that I'm here in the good, bad, ugly, unbareable and my ear is always open......

loveray on 02/06/2009:
did you go out with the boy?! yea, my school was amazing...i still sometimes dont believe i was lucky enough to be able to attend. it was fabulous. i hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for all of the positive comments...i am just feeling so "blah" lately. xoxo

legcramps on 02/06/2009:
I say you should still call that guy.

Have a good one!

mcwoo40 on 02/06/2009:
Have a good weekend HOP,Julie

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