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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.

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 12, 2011
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 133.0

133 pounds ladies!

.....and I am writing from my new Toshiba laptap!  I bought it today!           :-)

I can't rush this weightloss things, even though i REALLY want to! hmmm, maybe i can be 129 in 3 weeks? 2 weeks would be better, but, yeah.

I really want the pounds to melt off....we'll see if they do.

and if you are interested in my calories that i'ce been eating, they been on the higher side, BUT NO BINGES.

calories are usually 1800-2300 per day for the past 2-3 weeks.

i do weights usually 3 days a week. cardio usually 5-6 days per week. no cardio on thursdays.


my weight chart is funny, it shows the same exact weight every month except this one. haha. there was definitely fluctuations, but i guess i didn't record them. interesting.

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

lifestylechange on 02/12/2011:
Yay, and welcome back!!

V on 02/12/2011:
Welcome back!! conrats on your new low weight!!! Wonderful job :)

moogy on 02/12/2011:
OH! Excellent, well done HOP. Congratulations on the loss and on your new lap top. Two thumbs up!!!!

getmebackto150 on 02/12/2011:
Wonderful!!!! Great job and welcome back!!!

KathyBlue on 02/13/2011:
lol great news :D

hollybelle on 02/14/2011:
Congratulations on the new job and the new laptop. You'll have to let me know how you like it. I'm in the market and looked at the Toshibas, but wondered if I should hold out for a Dell. My d has a MAC and she and her bf would have nothing else, but they are too $$ for me. We only paid for 1/2 of hers and she had to come up with the diff. I have used it and I don't like it, either. So, I'll keep shopping. Did you buy yours at a big chain? I am hoping to pay less than $600. I think I find something adequate for that price. Looking forward to hearing about your job and your cals and your exercise.

hollybelle on 02/14/2011:
P.S. How could I forget to say - Congratulations on no binges! That's TRULY awesome!

hollybelle on 02/14/2011:
P.S. How could I forget to say - Congratulations on no binges! That's TRULY awesome!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 05, 2011
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 134.0

Hello to the sweetest internet group of ladies I know!!! :-)

Hi!  so i have a new job...and i'm purchasing a NEW laptop TODAY. I will be a little more frequent on here and definitely commenting on your journals after I make my purchase!

And with a job comes a busier schedule and a perfect opportunity for weightloss.

I am happy to report I am below 135 pounds now! yay. I am 134 and still going DOWN, down, down.

It's time for a little body self-intervention and reinvention, ladies. I am quite happy right now.

It's good to have money in the bank...the job, i still am getting used to and for now i will tell you it's an office job, not teaching or the health field like I have degrees and certificates in. but, it's good to be working, busy, and getting paid pretty well for an office job. so, let me tell you, I am VERY thankful.

I will still teach music on Sundays, but unfortunately i must drop my Thursdays/Fridays...and i already DID drop Tuesdays, because it is a crazy commute and I really rush way to much to even get from work to lessons. So, bc it isn't convenient, I will have to drop the students.

No human being can do everything. My commute is around one hour there, one hour back. From where I live on Long Island to a city in Queens, NY.  and, for the other teaching music job, it would be at least an hour and 15 minutes to go teach, and then 25 minutes or so home...too much gas and time driving...leaving me no time for myself at all.

So, I leave my house at 6:30 or so for work at 8. Then, after work, I drive straight to the gym and it seems i get home around 8...but i'm trying to get home earlier everyday.

134 lbs!  :-)

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 02/05/2011:
congrats on the new job and the low weight!!! Can't wait to hear from you more often... Have a good one!

lifestylechange on 02/05/2011:
congrats are in order....times two!! ;) (or three if you count the new laptop too)

tangalyn on 02/05/2011:
congrats on job and weight loss, glad ull have a new computer soon

loveray on 02/05/2011:
wow crazy exciting news!! im so happy you are happy:) hope you have a fabulous weekend. xo

V on 02/05/2011:
Busy busy girl you are! Congrats on the new laptop! I sure miss ya! Have a good one my sweets!

moogy on 02/05/2011:
What a wonderful post to open up. I have a big smile on my face. I am so happy for you that you have a job, getting a new lap top, a job, yay!!! excellent news. I am so proud of you I wish I could give you a big hug. Well done for hanging in there and getting through. Love you HOP:)

KathyBlue on 02/06/2011:
I'm so happy for you!!! YAYYY for the new job, great challenge!!! I like you not giving up gym, don't! :) Love yaaa HOP!!! xoxo

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Feb 01, 2011
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

first off, i'll be getting a new computer in a week or two, which will be great since i will not need to go to the library or university. partially the reason for getting one is that i do have a full time job now, an office job, and the hours are long. so it would be great to have a computer at home.


i'm back at 135 lbs.



and that's really all i am writing.


i am also up to doing 35 pushups per set....but my other sets are usually of lesser amounts.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 02/01/2011:
Congrats on the full time job! Can't wait till you get a new computer so we can keep in touch w/ you more regularly!!! Have a good one!

V on 02/01/2011:
Hey girl! Yes it is high time you got a computer and you should be able to find some pretty sweet deals right now :) We all missed you! Hey congrats on the full time gig :)

moogy on 02/01/2011:
Good to see a post from you HOP. Well done on the new job and the exercise. I look forward to seeing future posts.:)

shadetree on 02/02/2011:
Congrats on the job HOP!

loveray on 02/02/2011:
missed you!! xoxo

KathyBlue on 02/02/2011:
WOW, congrats on the job!!!! :D Can't wait to read details! :D

hollybelle on 02/02/2011:
Congrats on your job and getting a computer! Can't wait to see more posts from you.

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