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horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 26, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

saturday morning. spending it kinda lazy. online surfing the web. i want to go out and exercise, but i'm not moitvated to. later, i believe i'll be walking around the mall with a friend of mine - that can count as exercise as long as we walk for awhile. i'm not motivated today as much to get outside....i have an hour to be ready to visit my grandma....maybe just a quick walk on the treamill for 20 minutes this morning, yeah.

132...my goal is that 2 weeks from now i'll dip under 130 :-)

how it's gonna feel: bliss to be under 130 lbs. i cannot wait. it's been 2.5 years and i'm SO READY!

i have a lot going on right now. monday and tuesday i'm taking off from work for training for an Xray job i may get for saturdays. my life is contstantly changing day to day but i luckily have the energy to keep up right now, thank god.

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

KathyBlue on 02/26/2011:
Ahhh life is constantly changing, that can be a good thing. At least you don't get bored nor sick of it all. Changing makes a significant part of our lives and I think it's very important for someone to be able to change at some rate. I believe it's something we need to learn to deal with, and sooner the better! :)

legcramps on 02/26/2011:
Yay! Have a great day today, and good luck in getting the x-ray position!!!

chidogs on 02/26/2011:
Good luck on that goal! Yeah, unfortunately most exercises bore me stupid. But I try anyway. :) Take care.

moogy on 02/26/2011:
Keep your eye on the prize HOP and you will reach it. I hope you had a lovely visit with your grandma:)

horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 25, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

still 132.

exercise today: 30 min cardio, 1.5 hours of weights, back, abs, pushups.

busy day. rough day overall. but i'm happy it's over and i'm about to read a little and then get to bed. almost 1am already!

if i wan't to be 129 in a couple weekends from now, i might not be able to eat 2250 like i did today...and the rest of this week....or maybe i can?!

goodnight everyone. just a few more pounds!

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

moogy on 02/25/2011:
Now, I am pretty sure you know that if you eat that many calories you will not be able to hit your goal. Hang tough girlie!! Keep your eye on the prize:)

V on 02/25/2011:
Have a good evening :)

legcramps on 02/26/2011:
You know what? You work on upping that metabolism of yours by doing all that cardio and all those weights, and I wouldn't worry too much about eating 2000 calories each day. Just make sure those calories are healthy! I still can't believe you can lift for 1.5 hours and not get totally bored...

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Feb 24, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

i stepped on the scale, no weight change since i was eating maintanance level calories, and high calories, lately. it's ok, no gain either.

but i weighed around 133 this morning.  i am not upset at all, considering it is actually a decently low weight compared to the past two years. i am very happy and will work hard to reach 129 by March 12. I'm proud of myself and i am accomplishing my goal.

so very tired, procrastinated a little, must finish some work at home for tomorrow...

overall, it's been a good (short) week...

sending you all joy and happiness and thanks!

today's calories are approx. 1900-1950.

yesterday's 2450 + today's 1950 = average 2 day total of 2200. fine and dandy!

but must not eat such large breakfasts! well, i'll try, anyways. and MUST GET MORE SLEEP, still!


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

moogy on 02/24/2011:
Whew! Good going HOP, that was a good weigh in for you. I am glad that you are proud of yourself and hope that you can work toward acheiving your goal.:)

nemogirl on 02/24/2011:
Your body must be a machine to burn through those calories and be in the 130s. That's so awesome. I'd like to work up to that one day. But, for me first, the big hurdle is just making it to 145.

Umpqua on 02/25/2011:
You are doing great! How did your hair come out? I'm sure it looks wonderful. Have a good one!

legcramps on 02/25/2011:
Good for you! Push on!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Feb 23, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0


need a better calculation: dinner was around 700...after finally thinking about it. calories before dinner: 1750

total: 2450...ok, well, that is 2400-2500, haha....ok.


calories today are around 2400-2500. big dinner did me in.  but i stopped.

who knows, i'm not angry or anything at all. hopefully the weightloss will continue. :-)

exercise: 3 miles outside walking.

was exhausted today, lack of sleep. so i'm going to bed early!

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

moogy on 02/23/2011:
I am glad you stopped yourself. That is progress HOP, other times you would have just given up and had a binge. Good for you!! Good walking will bring that count down.

loveray on 02/23/2011:
hope you are doing well - sounds like it!! xo

Umpqua on 02/23/2011:
Some days are just hungry days. You didn't do anything excessive, so you should be fine. Night night!

V on 02/23/2011:
Nite girl! Just continue to rock it out!

waydesmommy on 02/24/2011:
Sometimes those extra calories can be better than you think...but it's great that you realized how much you took in and stopped. The weight loss WILL continue! Moogy's right the walking will burn all those cals right off. Have a great day!

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Feb 22, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

today i ate around 2050 calories...

way too much coffee, but decaf!  :-)

exercise: 1.5 hours weights, 35 min cardio

I have a massage appt set up for March 12th i think...plenty of time, i may be under 129 by then - i hope!

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

moogy on 02/22/2011:
OK, then it is time to focus and plan so that you can get that massage. You can do it if you really want it. I am sending good vibes and hoping that you keep your calories at your loss level. :)

loveray on 02/23/2011:
yay for a massage!!! congrats on your progress. whatever youre doing seems to be working! xo

legcramps on 02/23/2011:
Decaf is better than none at all if you ask me...

Way to go on the exercise! How the heck did you not end up bored while doing all those weights???

starfish on 02/23/2011:
you will do it :-)

horn_of_plenty - Monday Feb 21, 2011
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 132.0

hello, good morning!

I did splurge a little bit on Saturday when visiting my grandma because i was overtired and hungry. I ate a bit much and I slightly regret it, but i'm also really glad i didn't overeat the rest of the day and simly ended it with a pretty healthy dinner containing ALL food groups.

I would like to weigh 129 not this weekend to come, but the next. In fact, i'm making a potential appointment for a massage that i can cancel if i'm not 129 when the appointment approaches. :-)

today i will finally get my hair washed, cut, and blown. I'm nervous that the brazilian straightening process that is supposed to last for 6 months is not gonna come out so well. oh well. it was a VERY shady business that i had to deal with this time around. I will probably not be going back to this place and go back to my usual salon next time.  i tried a new place because i had a 50% discount.

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

V on 02/21/2011:
You are so close!!! Great job HOP!!! Have a great day, good luck with your hair :)

tangalyn on 02/21/2011:
u can do it!!!! have a great day!!!

Umpqua on 02/21/2011:
I'm sure you can meet your goal and get that wonderful massage. I hope your hair works out - my friend just had hers done with some sort of keratin treatment but I don't think it lasts as long as yours will. Have a good one!

moogy on 02/21/2011:
You are going to be so relived to get all that stuff out of your hair. I don't think it was worth the discount!! Have a great week HOP!!

loveray on 02/22/2011:
hey lady! i am still following the nutritionists guidelines - and incorporating more carbs and calories into my diet. i think it is working and at least my energy seems to be a lot more smooth and im generally happier. i think what threw me over the edge was drinking and eating sugar on vacation. i had a nasty week of cravings after doing that, but thankfully the whole grains, proteins and fats have saved me. i am sure ill lose the couple pounds i gained in mexico in no time. hope you are doing well!! xo

selina on 02/22/2011:
That Brazilian hair place does sound shady, but I hope you get the results you want. I know that having ones' hair straighted is pricy, so I hope all will turn out just the way you want... Stay well!

legcramps on 02/22/2011:
My grandma is a food-pusher. When you walk through the door, no matter if you're built like a brick you-know-what house, she'll say "oh my, you're looking a little gaunt" and continue with "here, I made some cinammin buns, try one" or "but there's only two cookies left on the table - someone has to eat them!".

Anyways. That was probably more grandma than you needed.

129, here you come!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 19, 2011
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 132.0

My hair is driving me nuts. I still haven't washed it - I'm saving it for the salon when I go back Monday morning to have it washed/cut/blown for free like they said i am entitled to. I'll let them deal with washing my greasy hair!  I could have washed it last night, but i figured i'd wait an extra day and let the salon deal with my hair. after all, they made it that way! hahaha....

I cannot weight for my massage!!!!!!! It's so hard to wait, but I know i have to.  I think that in a couple weekends from now, so not that following but the one after, I'll be getting that massage. I have a few saved up, because I am charged once a month on my card even if i don't use them, so i might use two that i've been previously charged for at once. TWO HOUR massage that means.....that would be a nice gift. because, honestly, getting back to 129 is an accomplishment...i haven't been there in 2.5 years!


Midway to my 1st goal and full body massage when i reach it!  Just three more pounds to lose, hopefully by two weeks or less...I do now weigh 132...however, i didn't lose the whole pound, I don't think, this week. Just a little less than a pound. I am VERY happy with the weightloss, especially bc i am eating usually 1800-2300 calories per day and still losing!!!! that's right!   So, I'm going to still TRY to be happy with the weightloss and try NOT to speed things along.  So far, it's working with no backfiring binges which is very, very good.

I was overtired today when I went to visit my grandma and I did splurge. If I had to guess, today I ate maybe 2700-2800 calories. not too bad and i'm not upset, but i do want continued weightloss so I do plan on being activiely engaged in further choices when visiting her and I will try to make a more concentrated effort to get more sleep, since sleep is what derailed me today and caused more decision making.

i hope you are all well. I have been very much on the run lately.

i don't wanna think too far in advance, like how much weight i'd like to be in the longrun. I am just very excited to see 129 in the near future on the scale.  The last time I weighed in the 120's was in the summer and part of the fall of '08.  That's about 2.5 years ago and I am eager to return!  I may even start a new diary on here with a new name when I reach the 120s...maybe under a name called HOP :-)



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

moogy on 02/19/2011:
I am glad that you are going slowly and trying to figure out what is best for you. Thank you for your comments, I read your concern inbetween the lines. I am doing Atkins low carb, so it is quite extreme only 30g a day, but I will only be doing it for 2 weeks so no need to worry. I will go back on my 'normal' diet after that. I have been sitting on a plateau (sounds like it has a good view doesn't it?) for three weeks and need to 'jump start' my body. This low carb always works for me so I am hoping that it shifts a few pounds this time as well. I hope that you have a good week. Be kind to yourself.:)

KathyBlue on 02/20/2011:
love the massage treat :), you're handling this so well :D

nemogirl on 02/20/2011:
I think sleep is a big part of weight loss, too. Way to go!

Umpqua on 02/20/2011:
You are doing great, and I think a slow and steady loss, with keeping your calories in that 2000 range could really work for you. I've been fluctuating between 128-130 for weeks now, but can't break below 128. While it's nice to be in the 120s, I'm also a little frustrated which is why I'm going to try going low carb for a week or so. That always seems to help me break through my plateaus, although I won't do it for long at all. I've gotten used to eating lots of whole grains and I'd much rather count calories than carbs, it's way more sustainable for me. Oh and yeah, I don't like to deprive myself of any specific types of foods, I like food too much to do that to myself ;P Have a good one!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 18, 2011
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 133.0

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/18/2011:
Not sure of my weight. lately, i've been feeling FAT. not sure why. my calories are not low, but no binges. usually i'm eating between 1800-2300 calories per day. this week i exercised less because i was running around. no exercise on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday. Tonight i just did weights, no cardio. i am slacking on cardio and i cannot get up earlier than 5:15AM. lol. i am going to work on getting MORE sleep, since i am absolutely EXHAUSTED tonight. doing weights at the gym got me in a better mood for sure. especially my 5 sets of pushups, 3 sets included 30, 1 set of 25, 1 set of 20.

teaching music lessons on Thursdays means no exercise that night at all - not enough hours in the day without cutting into sleep time, and friday night seems to have my exercise time cut in half too. after March, i'm going to be able to work my schedule better. saturdays and sundays are also difficult to exercise a ton - i teach many lessons on Sundays and saturday is the day i meet up with friends and go visit my grandma.

moogy on 02/18/2011:
You are not a very big lady and your calories at the moment might just be right for you to maintain. Or maybe it is the type of food you are eating. I suspect that it is either the wrong foods or to many calories because your exercise is great. I hope that you have a lovely day with you friends and visitng your grandma!! Enjoy yourself.

V on 02/19/2011:
Hey girlie! Have a wonderful day :)

Umpqua on 02/19/2011:
Hey, congrats on your new job!

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Feb 17, 2011
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 133.0

to save time in the morning and struggles, i like to get my hair brazilian straightened. I did it last night at a new place and when i left, I had VERY greasy looking hair. and i can't even wash it for three days. never has this happened before when i've gotten my hair straightened and he DID NOT warn me of how greasy it would look. So annoying, especially since i have a new job and for the rest of this week and next week they are having me fill in for a receptionist at the front desk!!!! so now, everyone will be greeted by "Ms. Greasehead!" haha, could be worse.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

V on 02/17/2011:
I guess wearing a stylish hat for 3 days is not an option :( Well at least it will be flawless in 3 days ;) LOl have a good one. maybe no one will notice

loveray on 02/17/2011:
haha - im so happy to hear about your new job, though!! enjoy. xo

nemogirl on 02/17/2011:
biscotti - you crack me up. I have really greasy hair anyway, without straightening. They make cute silk or fabric headbands that they sell at Walgreens or the like, maybe that could cover your hairline. Another trick? dust a light powder on the hairline ( at least this works with actual oily hair) - I think they make special powder for this.

moogy on 02/17/2011:
oh no! They may think it is a new style! I like the attitude though, no matter how bad things are they can always be worse!! :)

horn_of_plenty - Monday Feb 14, 2011
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 133.0

around 2200 cal. 30 min cardio. hour of weights.

very busy today. worked overtime and went to the gym and got home at 9pm!

tomorrow i have a job interview, before work, for a job i don't want but i do have to go to the interview for reasons i'll talk about later.


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

moogy on 02/14/2011:
Good luck with your interview tomorrow, I hope that it goes well for you. I am a little intrigued about why you don't want to go. I will await further information.:)

selina on 02/15/2011:
1 hour of weights is awesome! Good luck with the interview.

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