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horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Sep 24, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0

had an egg after my dinner smoothie: total cal are 1360.

if there is one thing i can be thankful for, it is for you guys right now. thanks for leaving me positive, helpful, thoughts and suggestions. they all help. and no, i will NEVER get offended. EVERYTHING is so helpful when i have days like yesterday. so thank you!

basically i'm starting fresh today and trying to work towards a healthier approach in general. again. but never giving up is the trick so i'm ready to start. I turned 26 this month and 26 will be a GOOD year. it's not too late to look the way I WANT TO. maybe it's too late by the wedding i have in 2.5 weeks but it's not too late for life. these are things i don't like to admit, at all.

I have learned a few things (life lessons) in these first 2.5 weeks of my program. Basically, it's ok to make mistakes. Just do it earlier than later!! Then at least you can learn early on. Speak up. Doesn't matter what other people think. really it doesn't. don't be ashamed to try something even if you aren't sure how. that's how i feel. of course i've learned these things before, but they have been demonstrated ten fold during these couple weeks.

breakfast: bread, 1/2 banana, pb: around 280. my stomach was sooo full from last night but i know i needed something substantial. this actually worked really well, surprisingly.

snack: apple. good choice again. wasn't even famished by lunch. 70 again, i was REALLY bloated throughout the whole day. could hardly get the apple down.

lunch: LARGE but healthy wrap. with turkey, mustard, tomato, lettuce. around 450

snack: fiber bar and kombucha drink: 230

dinner: definitely will be a drink that i'll make at home. one cup pumpkin and a serving of protein powder. cinnamon. around 200-250

1280-1300 cal. healthy and there's nothing i can do about yesterday. it's done.

exercise: not in the mood for the gym.....4 mi walk instead.

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 09/24/2008:
Good thoughts to put into action..... Try to find the positive in the situations...Lord knows the whirlwind Monday I had sure made me feeling so many unsettled emotions...BUT, I have let my determination to NOT go on prescription drugs drive me to finding out what WILL work to remedy my status...THEN if that doesn't work I will consider the doctors recommendations.... You find what is the right thing for you to work and that only comes by trial/error sometimes... We all do it!

LaFemme_Loca on 09/24/2008:
Yay for positive thoughts !!! :-) And getting back on track. :-) *hugs* Have a wonderful day !

loveray on 09/24/2008:
believe in yourself. your body is your ally not your enemy. see what happens when you develop a love for the skin youre in. good work getting back on track and letting go. love you!

selina on 09/25/2008:
I'm so happy to read this entry today! Good job, well done!

Maria7 on 09/25/2008:
4 miles walk....OUTSTANDING!!! Yayyyy! Cals look okay...try not to go too low...remember...food is fuel! Love ya!

grumpy on 09/25/2008:
I totally agree with you and I am so glad we're being helpful. I am sure you look just fine, but you will look even better and you know what you need to do. Bikram, baby! Haha. And other things, I think walks are wonderful too. xoxo

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Sep 23, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0

yes, binged. calories:

healthy breakfast: 310

snack: 210

lunch: 200

Early large dinner: tomato 30, 2 cucumbers 60, microwave meal 350...dessert of 2 lg pieces chocolate cake 1120, some chocolate pieces 100. almond milk 40...followed by a binge 5 cookies 500. 9 crackers: 210, ice cream 230, cooked fruit: 300...choc. covered pretzel 200, 4 almonds 90?, pieces chocolate 180?...ravioli: 470..gum 35...yogurt

4850 approx.

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 09/23/2008:
Go get your cholesterol checked...... Just kidding!... I am being a pain!.....

Better days ahead H_O_P!

thinnside40 on 09/23/2008:
Thanks!~ Truth is by me telling my life story here on DD and the things that have now transpired...My hope is to spare any younger person like you many of the things that I am now trying to avoid with my past unhealthy lifestyle in younger years..... It will and DOES catch up sometime... Proof is in my pudding!

To change habits is not an easy thing, but one must NEVER give up trying..One day, it will stick and you will see that YOU CAN/WILL make it..... So much wishful and genuine success is on my want list for you my dear!

Maria7 on 09/23/2008:
Okay...you are one that I really feel I can be myself with and you won't get mad at me...I believe that right now you are fine with your weight for your height. BUT!!!! If you keep on doing the binge thing that 'MIGHT' change, dear Friend! I know what it is to binge on foods, especially if one is STRESSED OUT BIG TIME...oh yes, I sure do know how it can be...but I'm here to tell you that you can be full and satisfied on a lot less calories...yes I know that you know all of this but I'm going to say it anyway....I want to share with you what works (most of the time but not always) for me...

To ward off sweets cravings, I SUBSTITUTE with low-cal healthy choices...like if I am craving chocolate candy/cake/cookies, a good way to take care of that craving is hot chocolate with marshmellows...I use the kind that has SUGAR in it and is a total of 120 calories each and I use a big mug to make it in cause that way it lasts longer....Also another thing to SUBSTITUTE for sweets cravings are fruits like grapes...some are only 50 calories per cupful but I happen (wouldn't ya know it?) to like scupanong grapes at 100 calories per cupful which is still pretty okay and filling (if you put grapes in the fridge and make them cold they are better tasting)...

If you are craving salty/crunchy...how about low-fat popcorn??? Lots of fiber there and pretty low-cal, too...

Anyway, that's my say for tonite...take care, dear Friend. Remember, you are fine where you're at now but just thought I'd say all this anyway. SMILE!!! ~Love, Maria

selina on 09/24/2008:
I totally agree with Maria ~ please listen to her, she seems to know what she is talking about. And please know that we are not doing/saying this to annoy you - I just care about you and know that it's not easy to stay on track. Make sure you eat a snack in between your brakes so you don't go to dinner famished. Yes, I know you already know all of this, but I just thought I'd repeat it, like talking to myself. Stay well my friend!

Donkey on 09/24/2008:
I echo what the others have said. Make sure your breakfast has substantial protein in it. And I would aim for 500 calories for breakfast. Maybe even 600 if you have more than 3-4 hours between breakfast and snack or lunch.


grumpy on 09/24/2008:
Sounds like you got good advice here, I also add that idea i had before, of trying to recognize ahead which days and situations make you wanna binge. Maybe you'll find the common denominators there.. love ya!

horn_of_plenty - Monday Sep 22, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0

i didn't binge but i also didn't choose the healthiest things. actually, in a way i did...but we had a party today and i wanted to "give in" to everything that tempted me. of course, i could have had one garlic knot...but they were big, doughy, and awesome. and the pizza was excellent. you only live once! :)

breakfast: healthy but not so satisfying: small banana with tbsp pb and almond milk 240.

snack: bar 210 (i like having a bar and will NOT give it up for something else it's also fast and easy during class etc)

lunch: lg piece of pizza with broccoli on it, 2 humongous doughy garlic knots. SELTZER! :) i have NO idea on calories since garlic knot and pizza slice sizes can vary and really affect calories. my guess for total of lunch: 1600?? maybe more,probably not less!

snack: green drink, 1/2 smoothie 200

dinner: apple, other 1/2 smoothie 170

approx. total: 2420. alright. was a good day despite.

exercise: 35 min elliptical, weights, abs.

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

kzirkle on 09/23/2008:
yum, I'm definitely gonna go look for a 7-eleven in my area! haha

selina on 09/23/2008:
Great exercising! How come you stopped walking? (Just curious)

loveray on 09/23/2008:
looks like you did a GREAT job with all that tempting stuff around. love to you!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Sep 21, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0

breakfast: 2 plums, almond milk: 100

snack: chocolate and nuts/chocolate/caramel, small amount 250

early lunch: green drink, soy smoothie with banana: around 350

snack: DD medium skim milk coolatta: 300 approx.

snack: sugar free slurpie (should not get these!!!), plum, kombucha.140

total: 1140 right now.

dinner: eggplant parm. with cucumber.

total cals around 1550. great!...some bakery stuff: 1850? ok.

5.5 mi walk...maybe a bike ride.

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

kzirkle on 09/21/2008:
Great job today!!! The sugar free slurpie sounds great for my diet haha! Where did you get it???? :) Have a great day tomorrow.

Maria7 on 09/22/2008:
Hoping you are having a blessed day!

cybermom4 on 09/22/2008:
yummm eggplant parm -- your doing awesome at 130!! Congratulations!

thinnside40 on 09/22/2008:
Great Day!......... More of the same for Monday....

mcwoo40 on 09/22/2008:
Just passing to say hello,Julie.

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Sep 20, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0

breakfast: smoothie and 2 cups veggie juice: hopefully not more than 350

snack: 2 tbsp pb 200

lunch: dunkin donuts coffee coolatta with cream because i didn't know that's what they put in it unless you specify until much later today. 575

snack: plum, 1/2 container kombucha: 80

dinner: blended summer squash, tofu, avocado 275...then i also HAD to include a piece of chocolate truffle followed by raisinettes. total 500

total for today: 1705. alright, i'll give myself a break. but i could have done better haha. the extra calories were in the coffee coolatta and ample snacks of peanut butter and treats after dinner. at least a did walk around 4 mi today.

oops, forgot about the other two plums i had after dinner. total today is 1785.

excited for a good day tomorrow. hope you all have a good day too.

weight doesn't come off overnight.

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Sep 19, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0

change of plans: 5500 calories. must get a hold of myself! :) (gonna be ok!)


B: 2 eggs, avocado, bread: 390

snack: bar 210

lunch: healthy salad with soy chips: 240 approx.

snack: DD smoothie and soy milk and bran crisps. and cereal: 660

dinner: cheesecake 400...plus more...700 done...yes, binged.

total: approx 3,000

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 09/19/2008:
Hope your weekend is relaxing and you can get some walking in to relieve any stresses.....

loveray on 09/19/2008:
i dont have expectations other than that you will try your best to dig deep and love yourself. there is no judgment here. love you and happy weekend!

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Sep 18, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0

breakfast: (not a great choice compared to the egg and avocado sandwich) cereal, milk, nuts: 325

snack: bar 180

lunch: 1/2 sandwich 200

big snack: starbuck's spinach and feta wrap with a dunkin donuts reduced calorie smoothie! not too bad on cals. 500 total (hopefully this is accurate!)

total so far: 1205.

dinner: haha. BIG cheesecake (600), 4 pastries (400??), peanut butter (90), chocolate (160).

total: 2355....more chocolate, big pretzel: 200...2655-2700 and hopefully not more.

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 09/18/2008:
I wanna dindin like that!..... BUT, I'll sufice with a WW Cherry Cheesecake Yogurt for Dessert tonight......Better days ahead!

kzirkle on 09/18/2008:
spinach and feta wrap, YUM!

WI3 on 09/18/2008:
You and I seem to crave those simple carbs more often than not. I have such a hard time resisting them when I am really craving them. And once I start, I can't stop either! Have a lovely, relaxing and beautiful evening!

starfish on 09/18/2008:
Just wanted to say hi and thanks for the comment. Have a great weekend!

loveray on 09/18/2008:
looks like things kinda went hawywire with dinner...but at least it wasnt a full on binge. you are getting closer to a cleaner pattern- im so proud of you!!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Sep 17, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0

snack before bed: peanut butter, only one tbsp and water. kinda a good idea, actually.

total: 1730. that is quite ok with me! :) it was pretty balanced:

breads: 5

fruit: 2

veggies: 5

dairy: 2

meat/tofu/protein: 4

healthy fat: 2

misc: 2-3


breakfast: 330 healthy

snack: bar 180

lunch: subway, veggie patty on wheat: around 390

snack: starbucks drink 270.

total so far: 1170

dinner: eggplant parm and salad, kombucha: 460

total: 1630...nothin wrong with that! :)

i will NOT have another snack before the gym or dinner. a 270-300 cal vivanno is more than enough until dinner!!!

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

loveray on 09/17/2008:
good work, HOP!! xoxo

grumpy on 09/17/2008:
sounds like you had two great days in a row! awesome! yea, you are right and i am right (in my opinion hahahahaha). i was all bummed thinking i was even lower a week ago and why did i mess up right before my trip, but now i started thinking differently and i really am much happier with myself lately and that wont change because i am a few pounds heavier than i wish i was today. xoxox

kzirkle on 09/17/2008:
Eggplant parm sounds awesome!!! :) Keep having a great day!

thinnside40 on 09/17/2008:
You will be seeing my WW Yogurt back when the fresh prunes aren't available anymore... I don't eat it cause I like it so much, but my system sure has been much more cooperative since impleminting the yogurt/honey....... I have nuts from time to time...Mostly Roasted Lightly Salted Almonds and needed some crunch today........

Your day looks fabulous!

anewhb on 09/18/2008:
Good balance on the menus.......have another good one yourself! Good job!

omahagrl on 09/18/2008:
great menu!!! have a wonderful day

Donkey on 09/18/2008:
I'm so proud of you for going back to school. I'm sorry I haven't been on much lately. It's been difficult for me lately...

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Sep 16, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0

i want to see the breakdown of foods i ate today...so let me see:

grains: 6


fruit: 1

meat: 3

dairy/other protein: 2

healthy fat: 1

misc: 2

not bad.

added a couple pickles after gym. i know, weird. 1185 or so. i will get enough SLEEP... so that i can repeat this great day tomorrow...and get a bit more studying in too... :)

breakfast: healthy. avocado and egg on bread, almond milk: 300

snack: bar: 180

lunch: 1/2 sandwich: 200 :)

snack: fruit: 40

dinner: also pretty healthy - DD egg white flatbread, salad, 1/2 cup pumpkin to which i dipped the flatbread into, cup kombucha. 450

total: 1170 nice. hope to keep this up tomorrow.

was at school late...now i should hop on over to the gym to make it a great day!

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

grumpy on 09/16/2008:
Whoa, look at you!! If you have any temptations tonight, think of me please. and don't for me, just today :) xoxox

anewhb on 09/17/2008:
Good day!

loveray on 09/17/2008:
look at you go!! VERY good. you are spacing out the fats and the carbs and this is what will keep you on track. xoxo

Moody2 on 09/17/2008:
Fantastic day!!! Great food choices and you hit the gym!! WTG!

Mattsgirl16 on 09/17/2008:
Keep up the good work!

horn_of_plenty - Monday Sep 15, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 130.0

yes, i am lazy. so, i will bike to the gym and do weights and elliptical and not just take a lazy walk like i usually would. unless i want to get even fatter. i'm putting my weight back up to 130 which is definitely around where it is after this weekend. i don't need to weigh myself in order to KNOW i have gained at least 2 lbs.

calories today could have been nice and low around 1100. but, i decided to ... you guessed it...binge. not near as bad as yesterday.

breakfast: 40 fruit

snack: 210 bar

lunch: small sandwich: 200

snack: bar/healthy drink/shot wheatgrass 240

binge right after snack: 2 bran crackers, THREE slices CHEESECAKE( one plain, one with nuts/caramel, and one chocolate piece), and 2 servings fritos.

all the cheesecake is also leftover from this past week. total 2250.

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

grumpy on 09/15/2008:
Oh nooo.. yesterday i didnt finish the day at 1200s... hahaha. I ate a bunch after, veggies chips, chocolate ice cream, bread and cheese. Didnt even bother updating the count... ufff.... today should be okay. seems like today was under control though, no? xo

thinnside40 on 09/15/2008:
"Do you grow your own prunes?" ~ I do have a prune tree and had a few on it this year, but the ones I am eating are from a lady who I go to church with...She called me last week and asked if I liked them.....YES!!!!!! Their 2 trees were loaded.... I got a grocery basket and bag full... I am going to dehydrate most when they are fully ripened.....

As for never saying you aren't going to do something in particular again.... You need to!... It is the positive thoughts you tell yourself one of these days you are going to believe...Repetition sometimes is a good thing, especially when you are trying to better your habits.... Believe what you say when you say it, don't just wish it! We ALL have our demons of some sort or another and must deal with it and sometimes on a daily basis.......

Best to you H_O_P!

WI3 on 09/16/2008:
After having had a few days of big calories, I know how you feel. Take care and have a better day!

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