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horn_of_plenty - Saturday Oct 28, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 111.4

day 47, saturday, 1500 calories.

Let me tell you, I almost got off track today! I'm very glad I didn't though! I had a good breakfast, a little big. Then, I had something a little more than I would have wanted to after a morning workout. These added to around 800. then, for a snack, i had a little more than 300 calories which really didn't leave much and I almost threw the towel in. However, I occupied myself after getting my hair cut.

The hair cut: I kept telling the stylist to keep cutting/styling it so it has more and more body! so, she ended up listening to me, obviously! so, at first, I wasn't ready when I saw it all done and didn't expect so much volume! I thought it made me look 20 years older, which is not necessary! haha. But, then the hair sank back down as I went outside into the wind and I do like my haircut very much. I hope the stylist thinks she did a good job too. She is extremely nice and really tries to work with you - never making you leave until you are happy!

I went to the park and ran a couple miles in the wind. I am glad I was able to be active after 3 days not. My body feels all "mushy" to me. lol, i know 3 days is not the end of the world. then, i parked far from the store and got a little more walking in. Today was a "me" day for most of it. it felt awesome.

I still have yet to try the bean and egg combo, workingit.

goodnight all :)

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

smiley2 on 10/29/2006:
Good for you on having a "ME" day, you deserve it!


hollybelle on 10/29/2006:
Great going. I love when my hair comes out good. I havae to color mine today :( something I hate doing, but like when it's done! Have a Blessed Day. Hope you have good weather - it's lovely here. Don't know how many of those we'll have left.



horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 27, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 111.8

Edit: no exercise on wed or thurs. Friday: a lousy 13 minutes or so on the treadmill! how much does that stink!? I would have done more but i went to happy hour after work and then had about an hour and a half until I had to be at rehearsal tonight. I had something to eat and relaxed. I could have stayed on the treadmill a couple minutes longer, but didn't want to risk being late for rehearsal, and I would have been. I want to exerise tomorrow. Maybe yoga tomorrow. It's gonna be a rainy day. I will definitely to yoga either sat or sunday. I'm looking foward to these next two days. I'll be getting a haircut tomorrow as well! yay!

Day 48...1500 by the end of the day.

Today was quite busy! Work in the morning, a meeting in the afternoon, and went out for happy hour with two of my friends who work in the district, but not my actual school. It was fun meeting up with one good friend of many years and another new friend. Eating was borderline...I almost messed today up with a little larger breakfast. the day is not done, as I have a rehearsal tonight and then we're going out after that.

Foods that I like and are low cal: fat free cream cheese, rice cakes, plain yogurt, especially greek yogurts, veggie burgers, especially morningstar! tomatoes! apples, microwaved asparagus with garlic powder, pepper, and salt

one more update later tonight!

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 1.8 lbs to go!

WorkingIt on 10/28/2006:
Morningstar veggie burgers are very good!! YAY on getting a haircut! Have a good day =)

Oh and adding the beans to the egg whites..hmmm, interesting concept..let me know how you liked it!



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Oct 26, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 111.8

day 49...1500 calories

I got through the day successfully, meeting and rehearsal. the meeting after school actually ended about 15 minutes early so I drove straight towards the location of the rehearsal and was even able to have a satisfying dinner of a subway wrap and chips before it. that really helped me get through the rehearsal, along with two really cool fiber filled 100 calorie granola bars I found in the university cafeteria.

Tomorrow I teach in the morning and have a meeting in the afternoon. Then, I am going to some kind of staff gathering during happy hour. I'm not a drinker, but i'm going to be social with the staff.....although I'm not even staying past December 23rd! That's what I get since its only a leave position.

Tomorrow should be interesting though...

oh, and a rehearsal tomorrow night, 8-10pm. That's why i don't want to go to this happy hour thing! I haven't exercised wed or thursday and I just want to do stuff for me!!!! I'm sorry, but that's how I feel! In a way, if I am unable to get a full-time leave position/job during the sping semester i will be okay with that. I am way to busy now with college classes, district teacher courses, rehearsals, and teaching. I wouldn't mind concentrating on myself for a few months until summer and then finshing grad school by the end of july and then settling down!

goodnight!

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 1.8 lbs to go!

rjf on 10/26/2006:
It is good to be social with the staff. I have taught at some schools where the staff NEVER got together at all. I know your life seems hectic right now.....just keep your chin up!! *smiles*


WorkingIt on 10/27/2006:
WOW Great job keeping within your calories!! I remember reading your entries when you were wishing you were busy LOL now, here you are! You are doing so great! I do hope you get some 'me' time very soon, I also think it is very important!


smiley2 on 10/27/2006:
Follow your heart and fulfill your own needs. YOU have to be your first priority, so dont feel guilty when taking some time out for yourself! If you can afford to do it why not! I have taken a year off work for myself to study and do the things i like. Good luck!



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Oct 25, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 112.0

Update: no exercise today, not enough time without staying up too late. sadly, no exercise tomorrow either! :( Friday I will, for awhile!!!!

Day big 50!...1490 calories.

I haven't been sleeping for as many hours as I should be and today I came home after stopping at Subway and getting a wrap and chips in addition to a diet orange drink and a whole bottle of water and fell asleep for about an hour! I woke up to my sister speaking rather loudly, as normal. It was good that I got up though! I just ate dinner and its around 7pm. Perfect for getting my work done!

If I finish what I need to, I'll go for a SHORT walk. As long as I move my body, even for 20 minutes, it is something. Maybe i'll try for half an hour, since I just realized that tomorrow I have a meeting after school and then I go right to rehearsal! I'll be home after 10pm, and by then it is bedtime!

Today I did spend more time getting ready in the morning, like I said I would. However, my sister commented saying she couldn't believe what i was wearing as i was about to step out the door! She said my shirt and cardigan were the color of "doodie." hmmm. not good. However, I took that comment with a grain of salt! She is a fashion/business major in college and is always making remarks on what we wear. I figured my outfit couldn't be that bad! haha. As for my face, it isn't getting better. I hope that my appointment for that peel, now on Wednesday next week, does something! Yeah, I'm concerned somewhat about my appearance!

Friday I was gonna work out right after school. But, now I'll be stopping by the bar...I DON'T DRINK... just because that is what the teacher's union does once a month and as a new teacher, i should go. However, I have not spoken to anyone who is going! plus, i have a rehearsal...for two hours...fri night as well! I want to be able to move around fri afternoon! gosh, can't i ever do what i want!? i asked one younger teacher to go, and she said she can't!

today the eating was quite good! good foods: apple, fat free cream cheese, rice cakes, peanut butter, yogurts, veggie burgers, tomatoes, celery, asparagus, wrap from subway and chips, and even one pepperidge farm large chocolate pecan cookie! Somehow, all of that, equals only 1430 cal! Not bad!

goodnight all, and thanks for all of the wonderful comments!

Progress as of today: 0.8 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

borntocry on 10/26/2006:
I also find it amazing that when I try to eat mostly healthy stuff, I can get in quite a lot without going over my calorie limit. However, add in some fries and ice-cream, or a meal out at a restaurant, and pretty soon I'm over 2500 and don't even feel like I've eaten that much.

Keep up the good work!


smiley2 on 10/26/2006:
If you feel good in what you wear....well its all that matters :)


mattscat3295 on 10/26/2006:
I am sure you looked wonderful. I agree with smiley2 all the way. I hope you have a good day and I hope your appointment for the peel goes well. Take care.


WorkingIt on 10/26/2006:
lol @ doodie. Great job on the calories! YAY!!! Nothing wrong with caring about the way you look! I think it is great and I Hope it works out for you as well! Have a great day!


monet0239 on 10/26/2006:
hey sweetie.. thanks for the comment hun :).. have a good one :)



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Oct 24, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 111.6

day 51, 1470 calories.

Today I feel much more accomplished than yesterday, when I didn't work out at all and still got to bed rather late! Everything went well at the elementary school and the jazz band kids are really trying hard! I'm VERY impressed with the sounds 5th graders can make on their instruments when they apply themselves.

I went to school with my hair a bit messy today. I didn't straighten/blow dry like I normally do because of lack of planning in the morning. So, I plan to really make my appearance more teacher-like tomorrow. I will look nice; and I have extra time because it is not a band early morning day, which are monday, tuesday, and thursdays.

thanks for all your comments. haha, I love all the cottage cheese responses. They all sound great, evening the ketchup/cheese combo! I'm not sure if I personally would like the dressing one. hmmmm...but thank you!

Have a good evening!

Progress as of today: 1.2 lbs lost so far, only 1.6 lbs to go!

WorkingIt on 10/24/2006:
Glad to read that you had a good day! YAY!


Moody on 10/25/2006:
Feeling accomplished is great! I had to LOL at your hair comment and going to school tomorrow looking more "teacher like" ..cute!


maria777 on 10/25/2006:
Good to hear they are doing so well! Sounds like they have a real good teacher, too! Have a nice day!


mattscat3295 on 10/25/2006:
It seems like you are doing really well. Those kids are so lucky to have such a wonderful teacher like you. I love you comments on your hair, I would love to learn how to flatiron mine. I hope you have a great day.



horn_of_plenty - Monday Oct 23, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 113.2

update: 1500, no exercise, had to save my energy and time for other things! There will be pleasant exercise tomorrow, though!

Day 52, monday.

good afternoon/evening...

I was eating lots of different sugar-free products: mainly yogurt (light and fit), soda, ice cream, and nutrition bars. Then, I was doing without them for about one month. Now, I've been having them again. Sadly, I didn't throw them out, Maria! I felt I was gonna regret it and end up buying them again anyway. I also eat plain yogurt and cottage cheese. Geevee and Biscottibody, the other day I decided to have the plain cottage cheese with nothing added in, usually I add in a stoneyfield yogurt or soy yogurt. However, for some reason, I was able to handle it and actually enjoyed the plain taste of cottage cheese. I used to think it wasn't sweet enough and the curds would get to me. Cottgae cheese and fruit is good. However, for some reason, saturday I had a complete binge after I had an apple and cottage cheese. I have no idea why.

so far, so good. Last night I was so tired I practically passed out before reaching my bed! I'm glad a got a pretty good night's sleep last night! I feel like I was able to accomplish a lot because of it today at work. I even stayed after to finish up a few more things!

After reading some journals here, I'm gonna do some work/practice conducting. Only after i do what I need to will I walk on the treadmill. I might go outside, but it's pretty cold and I don't want to get sick because I'm already feeling tired. It'll be for a half hour. Soon after, it'll be time for bed.

My laptop is making some really nasty sounds. It hasn't been very good for awhile and I've only had it for 2 years! Some kind of buzzing sound, like a bug is caught inside it! I hope not!

Progress as of today: -0.4 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 10/23/2006:
I love cottage cheese..:).. this may may you sick.. but some tiems I put catsup or french dressing in it.. havent had it like that for a while now..lol.. but its good.. sometimes I add splenda to it.. and sometimes I just add salt and pepper.. depends on my moods..lol..

Hope the pc is ok.. and thanks for you wonderful comments :).. hugs


Moody on 10/23/2006:
Cottage cheese and fruit...yummy! Do you like veggies and cottage cheese too? Cucumbers and tomatoes are great mixed in.

Hope your computer doesn't give you too much trouble!


katelouise on 10/24/2006:
Thanks for your nice comment :)


geevee on 10/24/2006:
I, too, love cukes and tomatoes, ketchup, and also green peppers, hot sauce and every kind of fruit w/cottage cheese. I never buy the flavored yogurts, not because I don't like them, but to save on calories.



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Oct 22, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 112.2

Update:

Total calories: 1500!!!!! thankfully! I am very happy about that!

there was no food anywhere to be had at the rehearsal and concert. so, i decided to eat something light and fulfilling for dinner to actually stay within the calorie range! it may not be 1200, like I wanted, but it is between 1400-1500. That's all I'm asking of myself.

biscottibody, thanks for all the info on the vitamin B...I love all the info I can get, no matter how descriptive! haha ________________________________________________________________________

day 53, sunday...not as planned.

I had a good breakfast of 300 calories. then, I binged on 960 more about 3 hours later. I think i'm gonna throw out all of the sugar-free/aspartame products because they are so unhealthy and I believe they make me binge more.

so far today (11 am)I have had 1260 calories.

Now i'm off to a rehearsal/concert...

Progress as of today: 0.6 lbs lost so far, only 2.2 lbs to go!

Moody on 10/22/2006:
What kind of sugar free/aspartame things are you eating? Is it mostly breakfast foods? I totally believe there are things that trigger binges.

Hope that your rehearsal/concert went well!!


WorkingIt on 10/22/2006:
I have read that they do trigger the hunger in some folks! Let us know how it works out for you!


maria777 on 10/22/2006:
I quit with that stuff a l-o-n-gggg time ago! I think they increase appetite, too!


weightlossyoyo on 10/22/2006:
Way to go on your 1500 kcals today!


Runner on 10/22/2006:
You're doing so well! My hat's off to you! :)


WorkingIt on 10/23/2006:
Hooray!


geevee on 10/23/2006:
A friend of mine swears that the diet sodas cause her to gain weight. She does much better with regular soda.

I have so little sweetner that I usually use regular sugar. One or two tsp. don't have that many calories.


maria777 on 10/23/2006:
Good for you on throwing out that stuff!!!



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Oct 21, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 112.2

day 54 - saturday, 2600 calories.

i am planning on 1200 tomorrow. I haven't done that in awhile. The middle of the day is when I have a rehearsal/concert. Therefore, 1200 should be doable, as long as I don't eat too much right when I get up. I'm thinking of having one of those Amy's veggie burgers with squash.

Goodnight everyone! Better tomorrow!

to clarify, Friday was 1460 calories.

Progress as of today: 0.6 lbs lost so far, only 2.2 lbs to go!

stringbean on 10/21/2006:
good luck with your 1200 plan!

The free pumpkin farm is a privately owned farm that some guy started like 60 years ago. he just grows pumpkins then gives them out. Sadly, he died a couple years ago, and this year is the first in 3 that it's been up again. They even put a statue of him up at a park in Colorado Springs! They called him "the pumpkin man". It was really nice, and my kids loved picking their own pumpkin!


maria777 on 10/21/2006:
Good plan!

As for me, Hubby and I usually eat out at the Golden Corral Restaurant after church on Sundays....so I'm really looking forward to that! Well....I've been real good for days, so it's time to have a 'more' day...not overeat, though!

I hope you have a good evening! Big Smile!


geevee on 10/21/2006:
If you combine FF yogurt w/any kind of fresh fruit, you can avoid those nasty artificial sugars. The natural sweetness of fruit with yogurt, cottage cheese or sour cream is perfect. No additional sugar is needed. To me it's like a rich dessert. Try it and let me know.



horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 20, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 111.8

update 3: if I eat 2600 calories today and 1200 tomorrow, the average will be 1900 for two days. Not terrible. I'm a little upset I haven't kept my promise of 65 days, 1400-1500 everyday. However, my challenge isn't over. After today and tomorrow, I have 51 (52 including Thanksgiving) days left.

udate 2: it's 9am Saturday morning: already had two bagels along with other things, Calories: 1800 calories...I'm thinking I might as well eat 3000 calories today! NOT a great food day! oops!

update:Saturday morning: very bingy...500 calories for breakfast before 6am...8:30: 410 more calories, 9:00 410 more calories...total: 1320 so far. Not a 1500 calorie day on Saturday :( it's okay. I'll get back to it tomorrow! actually, to be safe, I'm allotting 2500 calories today. I'm splurging.

DAY 55!!! whew!!!! yay, it's the weekend!

I'm back from giving a horn lesson and a rehearsal! Glad to be home. Today I splurged on breakfast, I'm pretty sure it was due to lack of sleep and my body really wanting energy. It turned out being a little under 600 calories. Surprisingly, my day was actually below 1500 today!!!

1460 calories today! No exercise. :( I'm not doing now, when it's after 11 at night!

Next weekend all these long rehearsals will pretty much be over. Maybe i'll get in more "me" time. I'm gonna wait to do yoga till next weekend i think. If i do it this weekend, it's gonna take away too much time from my day. Also, the studio is adding more classes starting next weekend. I'll wait till then.

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 1.8 lbs to go!

maria777 on 10/20/2006:
I used to teach piano.

Good for you staying within your calories budget. You did real well!


geevee on 10/21/2006:
Your calorie budget sounds very much like mine, but you seem to be able to handle them better than I do. If I ate bagels so early in the day, my entire day would be ruined. It's as if the eating is non-stop once I start, so for me, the later the better. Have you tried those square Thomas' bagels? I really like them toasted, but they're so high in calories!


Moody on 10/21/2006:
You're probably right about being so hungry having something to do with the lack of sleep. And you are getting up SO early that it would seem easy to pack in alot of calories by noon; figuring that you've already been up for 7 and half hours at that point! You did great considering how long and busy your day was! Good for you! Thanks for all the great info yesterday btw!!


WorkingIt on 10/21/2006:
Being really sleepy makes my body crave more energy from food since I starved it of rest. I believe you are correct! You are still doing good!



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Oct 19, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 112.4

day 56...1500 calories...

thanks, btc, for your advice on a skin care product...i think i may try it!

I was hoping for something closer to 1400, but i'm not pressing my luck. I had to be up and running for more hours due to the Thursday night band rehearsals, so I made sure I could get through them! The sell some snacks that I love at a campus eatery near rehearsal and during the break I always like to go and see what they have.

I bought some pita chips that surprisingly have 3 grams of fiber per serving even along with a little protein. I bought two bags, but ended up only eating one. Tomorrow morning, I'm having the other in cereal with soy milk and bran cereal. haha, it sounds gross, but i've tried it and like it! I can make any grain/bread product can be made into cereal!

I am very excited for the weekend. My day on Saturday is pretty free and I hope it is beautiful outside. If not, I will have to make other plans. I want to go to the park, and, fix my bike!!!!! Yeah, i still have to do that!

I can't believe how fast this school year is moving along!!! In only a couple of months, it'll be December break! wow! time moves so fast!

i'm tired, but will probably comment on a few diaries, since I don't think i can fall asleep just yet!

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.4 lbs to go!

smiley2 on 10/20/2006:
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Take some time out and do something special for yourself..you deserve it after all your hard work!


sam1109 on 10/20/2006:
You have been doing great sticking to your cal range! I agree about the fat free creamcheese, I stick with philadelphia!


greengirl on 10/20/2006:
Try and relax, you have been so busy!!! I also checked out the skincare product as my daughter could do with it (age 15 and upset by acne). I hope it is available here in the UK. Hope you manage to get your bike fixed. Good luck with that!!


moody on 10/20/2006:
Enjoy your weekend and I hope you get your bike fixed! You need and deserve some R&R after you incredibly hectic schedule! Great job keeping in your calorie range btw! Good for you!


WorkingIt on 10/20/2006:
Pita chips are great stuff! Hopefully you will have a beautiful weekend!


maria777 on 10/20/2006:
Good for you on saving one of the pitas for breakfast today! Good planning!



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