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horn_of_plenty - Monday Aug 06, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.0

total calories = 2510

total exercise minutes: 140 min (1 hr, 50 min in walking, 30 weights)

total workout for august: 9 hrs, 50 min

I binged because i was relieved that my summer performing in the orchestra was over, but also because i am not relieved that i don't have a job. it's really pathetic...the binging, that is! but, i honestly am getting over it...no matter how many times i say it, i'm getting closer.


crud...really bad binge. I don't know what got into me! I binged a total of 2250 calories in one sitting...after a breakfast of just 150 calories. Now, my total so far, 11:58am, is 2400 calories. oops!?

not good. not good. I keep telling myself i want to be thinner...more lean...but i am just wrecking my body this way (eating the way i do.)

yesterday, i only got 45 min exercise in...not 1hr, 45 min. I got really tired after my last concert.

so!? what am i to do!? i guess make tomorrow a better day.

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/06/2007:
Oh dear... What's bothering you?

Tell me, who buys the food that you binge on? This used to be a HUGE bone of contention when I lived at home. My mother would get so angry with me, because they were buying food for a family of 5 and I'd eat most of it :-(

After I moved out on my own, I had more control over what was in supply, because I learned that there are many foods that I just CANNOT have in the house. Potato chips, chocolate chips, peanut butter (sometimes), cookies (for the most part), etc.

Try to be kind to yourself for the rest of the day. Obviously something's troubling you...

jmarie60 on 08/06/2007:
I agree with Donkey. I just don't buy the foods I tend to binge on. Granted when I need to binge, carrots aren't as fun as double chocolate chunky cookies, but I am so grateful that I didn't have the cookies in the house. Then again it's easy for me since I am single nor do I have roommates.

I binge when I am an emotional wreck or bored. If it's emotional, face the problem or at least re-evaluate the situation. If it's because you're bored... clean the house...go for a walk.... call an old friend....go to the library and pick out a good book....Get on DD and write an ENTRY!

We're all here for ya!

weightlossyoyo on 08/06/2007:
You didn't do too bad, don't be so hard on yourself!

jmarie60 on 08/07/2007:
Happy one month and 2 days until your birthday!!!!!!!

hollybelle on 08/07/2007:
Hi there. I really liked what jmarie60 and Donkey said - never thought about it like that. Also agree with what WLyoyo said - you I didn't so THAT badly. It's just that feeling of being out of control, isn't it? Exercise is awesome.

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Aug 05, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.0

so, i had a carb-rich breakfast: 1360 calories. it included THREE peanut butter sandwiches with 2 tablespoons for PB on each one. i also had a banana and kombucha tea. hmmm...what else did i eat...not sure. but, i remember it added up to 1360 calories.

i then ate a lunch/snack much later. it was a protein shake that i tried to turn into ice cream...but my blender stinks...the other one that my mom doesn't want me using worked better. i'm going to return this one tomorrow...and try to get something better! and i had some veggies with that.

then, next time i ate was another binge...not on carbs...but i wanted to have my intake just below 1800...instead it's 1965 for today.

calories: 1965

exercise: 45 min. all cardio.

total august exercise: 7hrs, 30 min

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

ad_vitam on 08/05/2007:
That was some breakfast, ah?:) It makes me smile reading every time about all the food you eat - what a healthy appetite! - I know if I ate like that I'd never be able to keep the right weight. Makes me admire you more for keeping your weight so admirably low. Keep it up (I mean down:)!

fattyfatty2by4 on 08/05/2007:
Your amount of exercise is awesome! Great job! I do need to keep more fruits and veggies at hand for when I binge, it definitely wouldn't do the damage that a box of cookies would do :)

Donkey on 08/06/2007:
Ooo that peanut butter will get ya every time, don't it?

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Aug 04, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.0

total aug exercise: 6hr, 45 min

exercise: 30min...elliptical

calories: 1550 (i sure hope that the two souflee/kugel things i had had truthful nutrition facts labels..if not, my calories are much higher, lol!)


it's been a good day...except that i have not exercised yet and it's 5:25pm

...i had a slight binge before. I'm nervous because the thing that i binged on was a potato kugel...like a potato souffle...that supposedly is a "healthy delite" and contains only 70 calories per serving. however, due to how thick and dense it was, i don't know if I can believe it. I had all 4 servings. I totally hope that this company is telling the truth!

i think i'm going to try something new in terms of eating/exercise!

GG: your idea to make "ice cream" and slushees was GREAT!!!!! Thank you! I've been making ice cream out of flavored protein shakes! Spiruteen is the brand. Today, i had the peanut butter chocolate. from one packet of just under 100 calories, I was able to make at least 2 full cups of "ice cream!!!!" It's sooooo worth it!

I am definitely going to the store tomorrow morning to pick up more packets of all kinds of flavors.

i also tried an unsweetened banana...but i had to add like 3 packets of splenda (which does have a few calories in it). so, the sweetened ones are more worth it, in my opinion. they are about the same in calories.

after exercising for the next 7 days, i'm going to make myself an ice cream from these protein mixes. they are soooo good! i love 'em! such a great change of pace.

so, for the next 7 days: breakfast, lunch, dinner, plus at least 3 shakes a day! there are sooo many good flavors: smores, chocolate, vanilla, cookies and cream...the list goes on...

i totally need to exercise! i'm going to go to my college gym tonight, since the other gym i belong to is closed pretty much all weekend except for saturday morning. as an alumni, i get free use of the university gym.

foods i had today: tuna, many plums, 2 peaches, light and fit yogurts, an entire package of carrot souffle (really good!), an entire package of potato kugel, 2 protein shakes (peanut butter chocolate, banana), 1/4 lb of salsa (not spicey, like just diced tomatoes and onions with spices and a little salt)...i feel like i'm missing something...

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/04/2007:
I am going to have to try your idea (well, GG's idea?) for the "ice cream", since that really seems to be a pitfall for me. Do you buy your protein shakes stuff at the drugstore or Walmart or grocery store or what? Where would I begin to look?

Donkey on 08/05/2007:
I'm glad I'm not the only one suspicious of the calorie contents listed on packages!

GG on 08/05/2007:
Ha! I am so glad you liked my idea! It is especially GREAT in the summer months!!! I would try and look for the emergen-C in the coffee flavor though so you can reduce your calorie count even more because the coffee emergen-c has no calories. I used to eat a lot of the spiru-tein stuff too and it is REALLY REALLY good but I am not a huge fan of SOY products and the first ingredient on the label is isolated soy protein...and these shakes have a lot of sugar per serving...and I am sure you know that excess sugar consumed turns into extra pounds....there are other flavor concoctions you can mix up to make ice cream....you should check out the website: Stevia.com or Naturesflavors.com - They have great flavor concentrates!! Just be sure to read the labels before you buy!!! :) Even though I may have busted your bubble you should not feel down because those shakes are a lot healthier than TONS OF other things in this world so if you cannot find the things I am talking about you shouldnt feel guilty about eating your "ice cream". Just keep your eyes peeled at the grocery/health food stroes or on line!!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Aug 03, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.0

Saturday AM entry:

Today I almost had a binge session for breakfast...but I guess i chose to eat foods that are satisfying and filling enough that I didn't! I had a really odd breakfast: tea/water, two large plums, light yogurt, and teryaki tuna...bumblebee makes it and its coated in a really good sauce with sesame seeds. It's really good and I bought a ton of it yesterday. the tuna is only 160 calories...my whole breakfast was 320 calories.

later, i'm going to make a slushee/sorbet of a spiruteen brand protein shake with strawberries and ice in it! I cannot wait and I hope it comes out right with the blender. GG gave me this idea when she talked about making "ice cream" out of coffee emergen-c. I may try that...if i ever get around to buying that flavor online.

****************************************************** Friday Entry:

hi. today i took a break from cardio because my legs have been feeling really heavy and tired!

total Aug: 6 hrs, 15 min

today's exercise: 2 hr, 10 min (yoga, bike, weights)

calories: 1500...but it could have been much less...i splurged on dinner, 480 calories.

dinner included 3 red peppers, 3 tomatoes, 3 plums, 1 peach, teryaki salmon! it was a bit much fruit. but, better splurging on fruit than bread or cookies!

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

trennay on 08/04/2007:
Great Job! Keep up the good work! And thank you for your comments in my diary. I'm new to this and every comment - really helps. So THANK YOU for your support.

maria777 on 08/04/2007:
Congratulations on your breaky cals! Yeaaaa!!! I find that what works for me is having BULKY food that is low in cals...very filling...oh, and lowfat, too! Have a nice day!

greengirl on 08/04/2007:
Hi HoP. Sounds like you are having a great, healthy day so far. As always, I am in awe of your exercise totals. You rock with the exercise!!!! Keep up the good work and avoid the dreaded binge !!! :o)

mcwoo40 on 08/04/2007:
Hi,you certainly like your fish.I'm not a great lover of it due to the bones.I like smoked haddock but only occasionally.You are doing well with your healthy eating and exercise,you put me to shame.One day i will break these bad habits!!Bye Julie

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Aug 02, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.0

1600 calories. not bad...but i kinda wanted less considering all the fruit and vegetables i'm eating (perhaps a bit too much fruit...but i'm not limiting it because i want the carbs from the fruit)

exercise: 75 minutes walking

total exercise in August: 4 hrs, 5 min

today was great! it's the first day that i didn't have to think about preparing work or studying all summer! fantastic!

i woke up and decided not to go to yoga because i wanted to do some other things in the morning. I had breakfast, did a little laundry and left the rest for later.

walked to get a manicure and walked back. it took about 50 minutes round trip walking.

came home, had some early lunch. left to go and hand in my paper at school. sadly, the professor wasn't there! so, i left it in the office...he seems to not be in frequently and i didn't want to wait till next week! i also handed in some library book and made a few inquiries about getting an alumni card so i can continue to use the gym, library, pool, things like that...

then, i went to the park....got a salad at burger king first. i felt really tired and took a nap on a bench at the park! lol. its a nice park. then, i did some reading. i didn't care too much about exercising because i did walk in the morning.

i came home, had a snack of some yogurt and fruit (actually a lot of fruit and yogurt)

started to practice my instrument like 2 hrs later...and stopped to eat again. i had a fried tofu thing with lot of vegetables...and two more light yogurts. (yes, it was a lot of food.)

i wanted to go to yoga, but felt too tired...and i'm practicing my instrument and watching a movie, instead.

yoga tomorrow morning no matter what...especially because i'm not going to be able to go everyday on the weekend.

have a good day!

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

ad_vitam on 08/02/2007:
Looks like you had a nice day, something different from the usual routine too. I see you lost 1.8lb, congrats! Those last ones are tough. Keep up good work, you're a true inspiration for us!

maria777 on 08/02/2007:
A nap on a park bench? Wow! Must be a nice, safe park!

jmarie60 on 08/03/2007:
Thanks for the comment and the encoragement!!!!!! SOunds like you had a very productive day! I'm glad you got a break from work and studying. It's so nice to be able to relax your mind like that.

Have a GREAT weekend.

hollybelle on 08/03/2007:
Whew - you deserve a rest! Good for you getting through it all. I knew you could do it! I havae to start loggin my food and exercise again. You are so faithful ini doing that.

fullofchubs on 08/03/2007:
I agree with AD-VITAM, you really are an inspiration to all of us! And I too, want to thank you for the words of encouragment that you give!!! Sounds like you deserve a bit of a rest. Busy day!!! Take care and have a great weekend!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Aug 01, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.0

calories = 1350

exercise = 170 minutes (2 hr, 50 min)

Had a concert tonight...it was ok. nothing great, nothing terrible.

i guess i will add up exercise minutes for August, too!

foods today: egg whites, strawberries, plums, tomatoes, 4 red peppers, one white pepper (i had to try it...i've never had one before...not that good), some fried tofu, salad with spray dressing, a whole eggplant with garlic, 3 light yogurts, one pint of raspberries (it was a splurge cause they are expensive...), kelp noodles, mints...probably other things that i have forgotten...

I have a goal to get to my goal weight...slowly. I would like to be there by November.

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

weightlossyoyo on 08/01/2007:
way to go with the calories and exercise, wish my numbers looked like that!

mcwoo40 on 08/02/2007:
Hi,looks like you have had a good day,hope all is well with you,Julie

Donkey on 08/02/2007:
You've inspired me to start logging in my exercise minutes this month as well. I guess there's no August Challenge.

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jul 31, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 114.8

total july exercise = 40 hr, 40 min :)

exercise = 2 hr, 10 min i wanted more cardio, but time ran out.

calories = 1240. yep, been busy.

Progress as of today: -1.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/01/2007:
You go, girl! Wow, you had an awesome day of exercise. Amazing and inspiring!

horn_of_plenty - Monday Jul 30, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 114.8

total July exercise: 38 hrs, 30 min

exercise= 2.5 hrs


the concert i played tonight went pretty well...but i wasn't happy with how i played everything. its amazing how much time i need to put into my practicing in order to sound decent. it takes up a lot of time, especially when i have a full day of work and want to exercise also.

foods i ate today: some kind of green drink with some protein in it, an eggplant with garlic, a bag of broccoli slaw microwaved, tuna, a red pepper, strawberries, blueberries, 4 large plums, some kind of packaged fried tofu, mints

Progress as of today: -1.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

jon'smom on 07/30/2007:
Great job on the exercise. Keep up the great work!!!

ad_vitam on 07/31/2007:
Hi!I admire you playing music, especially performing in front of the audience. What instrument do you play? I played piano for a good number of years at the musical school, and performed on occasion. It was so rewarding. Funny that you thought I were a man because of my nick :))) 'ad vitam' means 'for life' in Latin. I am fond of Latin phrases, tend yo refer to the them quite often. Have a good day!

harleygirl79 on 07/31/2007:
Yumm, I love eggplant. My husband hates the smell and taste, so it is a dirty word in our house. I only get it when we are eating out somewhere. Have a great day!

Donkey on 07/31/2007:
The important thing is that the paper is finished and you can have some of your life back. 2.5 hours of exercise is awesome!

Love eggplant with garlic too!!!!

greengirl on 07/31/2007:
OMG HoP your exercise total is amazing!!!You must be as fit as a flea!!! :o)

maria777 on 07/31/2007:
I see I'm ot the only one that loves fruits!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jul 29, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 114.8

total exercise: 20 min....i waited till the end of the night, when i finally finished my paper!!! It took soooo long! I will not meet my planned 50 exercise hours. it was too much, considering the work i had to finish.

total calories: 900

hi. so, although yesterday and the day before were bad eating days, today has been a great one. I am going to try eating all veggies again (with protein before concerts)

2 pints of tomatoes, large salad and vinegar, 11 great brussel sprouts (one of my favorite vegetables when cooked till almost crispy), kelp noodles, one cup of tomato sauce.

total calories so far: 515

calorie update: 845...added some tofu and peppers.

Progress as of today: -1.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

ad_vitam on 07/29/2007:
Good start! Funny that I like brussel sprouts cooked the same way. Make sure you wash them thurouly under the upper leaves - I usually find some tiny bugs there. What are kelp noodles? Never heard of them.

Donkey on 07/29/2007:
Can't go wrong with vegetables. I would put a bit of protein with every meal. The protein will sustain you and keep you away from binges. How do you cook brussel sprouts until the are almost crispy? You mean frying them? I steam mine in the microwave -- YUM!!

MyJuneWedding on 07/30/2007:
I love brussel sprouts and now so do my hubby and ndew kids!! I bake/broil mine in a LOT of garlic and some olive oil... how do you do yours???

ad_vitam on 07/30/2007:
I boil or steam my brussel sprouts and dress them either with flax oil or light natural yogurt. Adding garlic is an idea!

ad_vitam on 07/30/2007:
Congratulations on your paper being done! What a relief. Now you've cleared out place for something new in your life.

ms317537ann on 07/30/2007:
Hi. Thanks for comment and encouragement. Congrats on finishing your paper! Brussel Sprouts seem to be the "in" veggie - showing up on commericals as well as cooking shows. Have a great week..

horn_of_plenty - Friday Jul 27, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 114.8

total saturday calories: 3970 I'm going to do everything in my power to get this paper done...so i can relax a little...take care of my body...and loose some pounds.

obviously life cannot get much worse in terms of it being summer...and the fact that i haven't seen the sun! calories for today are just wrong. They are wore than yesterday. I am trying to finish this paper...its LONG.

i skipped yoga so i can finish my paper...i should really finish it today. I'll try hard...i don't want to think about it again!

late morning edit: the vegetable fast is over. i've already eaten 1625 calories and its before noon on saturday. i couldn't do it. binged on crackers. i should have known from past experiences that it wouldn't work.


saturday morning edit: for the next week, i'm trying a daytime vegetable fast...with protein at night on days where i have a concert...possibly protein every night after the second day... This is because i've regained back the two lbs i had lost and i feel gross.


I definitely need to do my research on nursing...because more and more everyday I feel the need to get out of the field i am in. tonight i had a concert and didn't feel any gratification or happiness at any one moment during the hour and a half.I like music, i don't love it. I have passion for music, not necessarily for playing it.

calories today were horrible. i was stressed to do my paper. stressed about certain things.

calories = 3250

exercise = 1 hr, 30 min

total July minutes = 35 hrs, 40 min

Progress as of today: -1.4 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

mcwoo40 on 07/28/2007:
Hi,hope you will feel less stressed soon,there is nothing worse as it does lead to emotional eating.I know it is'nt the same as working in a hospital,but i worked in an old folks home for 14yrs as a junior carer and working my way up to a deputy care manager.You need lots of patience in the caring proffession.I left soon after my mum died as the old folks used to get me down moaning,and i felt bitter as my mum had died young and they where still alive and still moaning!!My sister is a blood nurse(now on maternity leave)and she loves it.She gets blood from patients for testing for cancer etc.Here in England they don't get paid enough so there is a shortage as they are leaving.Anyway good luck whatever you decide,catch up soon,Julie

ad_vitam on 07/28/2007:
I wish you luck with veggie fasting. Combined with occasional protein it will bring you good results. Are you planning to eat raw veggies? any dressing, seasonings to it? Salt free menu gives the best results. Good luck!

Donkey on 07/28/2007:
I can only imagine how relieved and GOOD you will feel when this paper is finished. Hang in there, and get 'er DONE. You know, I've always felt that I could do anything for a short period of time. You will get through this paper, yes, it will be hard, yes you may eat a lot, but you will get through it. And when you are done, you will feel so good that it is done.

weightlossyoyo on 07/29/2007:
Hope you get to de-stress soon! Everytime I start school and end school, things get a little stressful and my diet gets a little off. Let us know how the veggie fast works.

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