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horn_of_plenty - Thursday Nov 09, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 110.4

edit: friday, day 34: I was feeling a little sick last night and I woke up feeling a bit under the weather. At first, I thought my throat last night was sore from talking a lot, all the food and poor digestion of it, and being up a lot.

However, I woke up with my throat feeling the same way and I might be under the weather. I'm doing pretty well though. I will go to yoga at 9:30am today as it is my day off.

I have a few engagements today like a rehearsal this afternoon and evening. I'm not going out after rehearsal tonight because I don't want to be out late and I will say I'm not feeling good. ------------------------------------------------------------------

day 35, thursday.

HAHA, it's not funny, but today was 2956 calories. (I weighed myself before breakfast, lol.) The excess calories were mostly in the form of carbs and some fat. LOTS of granola and some crackers at breakfast. Oh well, can't take it back now.

My observation went well today.

This short week was rather LONG. Monday I had a rehearsal after school and before that i went to get my nails done because I do it every week on the weekend, but didn't have time this weekend. I feel better about myself and how I look. I used to think that getting manicures was entirely too superficial for me, but I've changed. I also ran to the pharmacy on Monday. I was home around 6:30 and pretty tired.

Tuesday, my day OFF was entirely too much! I went to a full day of conferencing which was alright, nothing out of this world! Then, I had rehearsal all evening. I was home around 11pm.

Then, wednesday was quite busy. I gave a lesson to a student as soon as school ended. then, i drove to a teacher in-service course at the middle school. It ended at 5pm. then, i got a snack and drove back to my school to finish grades. then, i got home at around 8pm. I was too tired to do anything and shouldn't have even stayed up after eating. but, my sister had asked to use my computer since her's wasn't working. so, i used my energy to clean my room. haha. but, i did't even have enough energy i needed to finish preparing for today's oberservation. My brain was FRIED!!

I couldn't sleep and woke up before 5am this morning. I went down to have a substantial, filling breakfast. I ended up eating 5X more than I wanted to. I had 2066 calories just for breakfast, in less than an hour! I was videotaped while being observed teaching and I can see that my stomach was definitely bloated! haha.

this is what happens, especially when I'm not sleeping right! arg!!!

ok everyone, thanks for listening and for your comments! goodnight!

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 0.4 lbs to go!

Runner on 11/09/2006:
Even though you weighed yourself BEFORE breakfast, you're still losing weight with those high-calorie days! Amazing! Can I trade metabolisms with you? :)


borntocry on 11/10/2006:
I think your recent low-calorie days have really had an effect. You are almost at your goal! Maybe you should continue trying to incorporate a couple of 1200 calorie days into your week. Then, if you have a couple of high-calorie days, it won't matter so much. This is what I used to do last year and it worked very well for me. Then at some point I guess the high-calorie days became more and more frequent!

Thanks for the comment you left me. I shall try peas with my spaghetti squash next time. My husband was impressed, but he didn't try it! Oh well, I'll convert him to my eating ways some day!


smiley2 on 11/10/2006:
Im glad it went well with your video presentation! I also eat more when i stress before a big event, but whats nice is that the stress during the event usually burns off those extra cals! Have a nice weekend.


borntocry on 11/10/2006:
Hey, thanks for your comment. I also rarely cook with bean sprouts at home, which is a pity as they're very low-calorie, I think. You know once when I was fifteen (and just starting to take an interest in cooking) I actually tried growing them at home? I can't remember exactly how it's done, but it's pretty easy. You just get some whole mung beans and leave them in water in a dark place for three days or something. And mine actually sprouted! That was a lot of fun. Maybe I should try that again some time...


Moody on 11/10/2006:
Sorry to hear that you aren't feeling your best; be careful when doing yoga, don't over do anything.

Very glad to hear that your observation went well!!

Take care..and thanks for your comment!


WorkingIt on 11/10/2006:
Awwwww, I hope you feel better soon! Having a sore throat is awful! Poor you!! Take care of yourself and get some R&R! **HUGS**


greengirl on 11/10/2006:
If you are suffering with a sore throat you have all my sympathy. I've just got over one and it was awful. Make sure you take care of yourself and keep well wrapped up. It sounds like you did OK in your observation. Well done!!!!


WorkingIt on 11/10/2006:
Oh, about the bbq pork. I microwaved a 5oz potato and then scraped the insides out and saved the skin. Took 4 oz of shredded pork, mixed in 2tbsp bbq sauce, 1/4 cup of cheese, then added the potato and the skin, cooked it until everything was nice and hot, put it on a plate, topped it with FF sour cream..and YUMMY. I also added 1.5 cups of green beans on the side to help fill me up. Very tasty!


maria777 on 11/10/2006:
I hope you feel better! Try not to overdo! Looks like you have been VERY BUSY!!!!!



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Nov 08, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 112.4

Edit: Day 35 (thursday)...LARGE BINGE for breakfast: 2066 calories, lots of granola and stuff like that. I was nervous for my observation, which went nicely! But, I still had things I wanted to go over and stuffing my face and stomach until they are swollen with food somehow helps me do that...not really, but in my head that's how I think. Completely stupid!

Day 36...1275 calories!!! woot!

So, the veggie burger brand is called "Nature's Promise," and the flavor I bought was garlic and chedder, for 95 calories a burger. I find they taste best on rice cakes. Today I had small, satisfying portions during the school day and really didn't have enough time like I usually do to pick up a snack on the way to a meeting after school. So, I didn't have anything.

After the meeting, I picked up this awesome new drink at a 7/11 store. It was pretty small, but really good. It's by the new brand cocoavia. They also make chocolate "nutrition bars." The chocolate drink had 150 calories, 3 grams of fiber, and 6 grams of protein. Usually, I don't like to buy drinks (I prefer food), but it was late in the day and I had only 605 calories and it was around 5pm. I had it before I went back to my own school to enter the rest of the grades in. Then, I bought a small peanut protein bar for 110 calories on the way home to satsify me so I wouldn't walk in the door STARVING!

When I got home, it was 7:45. I ate a large dinner, but not for many calories. Two large tomatoes in balsamic vinegar with my new "Pizza spices." Then, a cup of egg whites with bran fiber mixed in and microwaved, it comes out like a big pancake. I put a ton of cinnamon and a little cream cheese on it. Then, I had two large plums and 6 tam tam crackers! LOL. big dinner. Actually, it comes out to about 410 calories. That's a lot of food for so little calories!

Tomorrow I get observed by the chairperson. She will also be videotaping me and commenting on it. We'll see how it goes, so far so good!

Thank you for all of your lovely comments, I will try to get to some of your journals now. It's a relaxer for me!

goodnight!

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 2.4 lbs to go!

Scruffy on 11/08/2006:
Scruffy was here


WorkingIt on 11/09/2006:
Being observed would make me a little antsy as well! Great job!


moody on 11/09/2006:
It's always nervewracking to be observed on the job; glad to hear it went well!Yay!!



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Nov 07, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 111.0

day 37.... 1510 calories. not bad! I hope my guess is not too far off! I estimated 500 for all the chicken I had at lunch with some light sauce and really small diced mango pieces, just a few.

I had breakfast and a balance bar before the conference. I had a plate of chicken at the conference for lunch seasoned with a little sauce. I am guessing it was around 500 calories. My total so far today is 1250. I have a rehearsal tonight, instead of the usual Thursday evening, so I will have to eat more or I won't get through the rehearsal. this may be mental, but that's how I feel. I had two more 100 calorie balance bars after the convention today and then I came home and had two massive tomatoes along with two cut up cucumbers all dipped in vinegar with some spices that I added to it. I was so thankful for the veggies, because I wouldn't have had any all day if it wasn't for that!

I'll update calories later. weight was down, but I bet it may be up tomorrow. It was probably also low because of my extra low calorie day yesterday. Today I had wanted that, but with the food offered, I had to make do. Wednesday I will be more careful, enjoying the other two of my 95 calorie veggie burgers.

now, i just have to go vote and go to rehearsal.

bye for now.

Progress as of today: 2.4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Moody on 11/07/2006:
I agree..Thank goodness for veggies!! I love cuc's and tomatoes also!! Sounds like a great day..hope the rehearsal goes well.


anewvue on 11/07/2006:
I love tomatoes and cucumbers....especially with vinegar...hmmm the thought makes me hungry!


mattscat3295 on 11/07/2006:
Love the veggies, I have to have them. I hope you have a wonderful evening. Take care and have a good rehearsal.


Maria7 on 11/07/2006:
OHHH...I LOVE what you wrote about the tomatoes...the 2 huge tomatoes and the cucumbers...I gotta remember and get me a SALAD tomorrow!!!!! Yummmmmm!!!!!!


smiley2 on 11/08/2006:
Wow 2 pounds gone! Congrats! Wish i had your balls to stick to my plan!


gte374f on 11/08/2006:
your menu yesterday sounds so good. Do you remember the name of the Veggie Burgers? I love them too..Congratulations on the two pounds!!


WorkingIt on 11/08/2006:
Great job! One day at a time!



horn_of_plenty - Monday Nov 06, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 113.0

edit: day 38 - 1060 calories!

so far, 900 calories. If I am really good, I can try to make it below 1100 calories for today. I did this by having a small breakfast of the smallest of apples and a HUGE amount, 4 tablespoons, of FF cream cheese on a rice cake with cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and nutmeg. I may even use more cream cheese in the future. It helps you have that "hit the spot" feeling. It's that satisfied feeling you get when you have something rich and decadent, lol. Fat free doesn't sound it, but it tastes it. Make sure you use the Philadelphia brand and not store brand. I've tried both.

I had a veggie burger that I never tried before. I think its called Nature's Promise. I was skeptical because they looked so plain. However, the box promised a good taste and it was!!! Plus, 4 grams of fiber. I'm not going downstairs to check what exactly it was, maybe i'll update about that either tonight or tomorrow. I will definitely buy them again, for 95 calories each!!!!

Tomorrow is some kind of conference, not at school. I am nervous about the food part. I have no idea what it's like. However, I'm bringing a few 100 calorie balance bars with me. I am hoping not to have a bad day tomorrow, but I can't go nutty with the food when I am around people that may impact me getting a future job!

thanks for all your comments. Today was an overall pretty good day. I am pleased with my face. It is far from perfect, but has improved GREATLY! its soo much clearer! Makes me feel good!

I hope you all have a wonderful evening! :)

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

maria777 on 11/06/2006:
In response to you comment, it is not my strength that keeps me going, but the Lord's strength in me! He gets all the credit!

You mentioned apples in your entry...I love apples. I think fruit is very low in calories and very good for you!


Scruffy on 11/06/2006:
Scruff was here


hollybelle on 11/07/2006:
Thanks for your comments. Yes, going in to the cake celebration late and leaving early definitely keeps me happier on cake day at work. I feed into all the "I shouldn't be eating this" and general talk about food and weight and stuff that it seems EVERYONE does. That is probably my biggest trigger. It's odd, too, because I love to talk about cooking, recipes and food. I just can't stand all the negative body and eating talk everyone does. Have a blessed day.


WorkingIt on 11/07/2006:
Now I need to go get some veggie burgers LOL GOOD LUCK!!



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Nov 05, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 111.4

swedish massage = regular north american massage!

OH MY>>>> edit: 3700 calories today....lots of chocolate, jelly, power bars, 2 yogurts, peanut butter on top of all the things I ate today! I don't understand. again, bad way to start a week!

Day 39...2400 calories. haha, same as geevee yesterday. I guess my sincerity of eating 1400-1500 every day for 65 days is not holding up! I am still trying. But, with such a higher cal day (far better than the 4015 day last week!!!!), I would rather aim lower than 1400-1500 for the days following. so, I will try. tuesday I have a conference and may not be able to eat with an exact plan because I cannot be concentrating on food when I'm supposed to be engaged in the activities of a conference all day. I will bring some 100 calorie balance bars with me on Tuesday.

today was the Swedish massage. I had no idea what to expect. I am usually a very easy to please person, but I was actually NOT pleased with the massage today!!!! I felt like the woman started out too gentle, probably because she knew I never had a massage before. then, when she asked how the pressure was, I said she could use more. then, haha, it was too much! so, i said, you can back off a cinch! however, she kept going back to how it was at the beginning and I had to remind her to add more pressure. this occured every time she did a different limb: arm 1, leg 1, arm 2, leg 2, etc. she did kill my head though, that was rough. but i didn't say anything becuase it was better than massaging it too gently. It's like the princess and the pea or something like that. I know that it wasn't that great and I will not be going back. It cost 45 beceause I had a 10 dollar off coupon.

although today was very high calories, I ate a lot of healthy foods, in addition to some not healthy. Healthy includes: egg/bran, tomatoes, yellow pepper, persimmon (fruit), apples, red beans, peanut butter, rice cakes, soy milk

totally unhealthy: no pudge ice cream bar, tons of sugar alcohols, diet orange soda

unhealthy/too much: cup of granola, 420 calories. 4 carob coated rice cakes, 120 calories each = 480 calories. oh, and this was all dessert to my lunch! 5 slices of cheese Lunch was 1200 calories! wow! I also have a stomach that can expand forever, and I do feel it.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 1.4 lbs to go!

geevee on 11/05/2006:
OOhhhhhh, I'm with you.4000 calories is nothing. I'm at the point where I'm wondering how in the world I was able to exist on so few calories. I lost 40 lbs. yet here I am7.5lbs. above that goal and struggling.


hollybelle on 11/05/2006:
Sorry your massage was a bust. I love to get massages and hope to get one in this week. I have pretty good luck but I have no idea what "swedish" massage is. Don't think about your intake from today too much - the sun rises on a brand new day every single day - a whole other chance to do it the way we want.....Have a great Monday.


Moody on 11/06/2006:
Sorry your massage wasn't a very pleasant experience; I've never had a Swedish one either so I don't know what makes it "swedish". I had to laugh when you said she "killed my head though". LOL

Today is a new day...good luck staying within your range!!


WorkingIt on 11/06/2006:
Geeze, that sounds like a lousy massage experience! At least you found out at a discount lol.

I don't know how you all do it with the 65 day stretches, I break up my time into 7 day periods, the longer periods caused me to lose focus. Now I just track the week. Good luck today!!!


mattscat3295 on 11/06/2006:
I'm sorry to hear the massage just wasn't what you expected. I hope the rest of the week turns out good for you. Keep hanging in there and keep trying. Have a good day.



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Nov 04, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 112.0

day 40, 1625 calories. at first, it would have been 1510, but then I got a hunger sensation. lol. so, i had a small apple and some ff cream cheese on a rice cake.

Lately, I'm obsessed with fat free cream cheese. I highly recommend it to cream cheese lovers or anyone who likes something creamy for so little calories! after smoothing it onto a rice cake, you can add cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, or any other sweet spice and it tastes even better!

eating was pretty good because I had many small meals. However, during the late morning, I got a huge hunger attack and was able to control myself because I had to teach a lesson and couldn't be late by stopping to get more food after I had a snack of a pria bar.

I went to yoga, an activity I haven't done in about a month!!!! I loved it and got there early so I could be in the front. only thing is, the heat really exhausted me and I felt really nauseus when it was over! luckily, the feeling went away pretty quickly.

I was going to do some work today but I'm leaving it for tomorrow. I'd rather go to sleep and wake up with energy. Today I woke up really early, 6am. I had gone to bed around 11. My body has a lot of trouble sleeping late, no matter when I go to bed. so, tomorrow's a new day!

the face peel did work to the degree that i did see improvement. the peel has different intensities and I was given a pretty low dosage of acid, 20%. it is offered in gradations of 10%: 10, 20, 30, etc. The dermatologist decided what I'd receive. However, now it is 3 days later and I see that maybe a higher dosage could have been used because my chin is having some trouble still. however, that's why most people say, and the derm. says, you have to get the peels more than once. so far, I'd recommend it!

goodnight all!

Progress as of today: 1.4 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

maria777 on 11/04/2006:
I've thought about trying yoga...it looks like such a nice, peaceful exercise!


golden on 11/04/2006:
Thanks for your comment, your almost there!!


smiley2 on 11/05/2006:
Im glad the peel is working for you!


mattscat3295 on 11/05/2006:
Good for the peel working. I haven't tried the yoga thing but would be interested in trying it. Have a great day.


WorkingIt on 11/05/2006:
Just catching up with your entries...YAY on getting a massage!! I am going to treat myself to a day spa head to toe makeover when I hit my goal. In fact, I am already scouting out prices now! What kind of massage are you getting? I hope you enjoy yourself! I'll be checking out those Kashi frozen meals as an alternative to making a sandwich every day for lunch, thanks for the tip! Have a good day =)


Moody on 11/05/2006:
Today is your massage day~hope you thoroughly enjoyed it!!

Glad the face peel is working too!! Have a great day!


borntocry on 11/05/2006:
I tried the peel but it didn't work for me. But I had pretty bad acne back in those days. Hope you get better results than I did.



horn_of_plenty - Friday Nov 03, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 111.2

day 41 . 1485 calories.

for some reason, when i woke up today, my weight was a couple pounds down! that's a lot, in one day. perhaps that laxative tea worked. It's called "Smooth Move." The brand is "Traditional Medicinals" and they actually sell it in most supermakets around my area. They sell is in regular and I think chocolate flavored. I used the regular, which is pretty good because it includes licorice root, which is a flavor I generally like in my teas, along with some other things.

Surprisingly, after last night's episode, I was very awake at work today and I felt good! I woke up before my alarm today and took some extra time to get ready, still getting to work in a timely manner even though I left my house quite late. I really felt good today, even though I was a little tired from time to time.

I also ate well today. Breakfast was a little bigger, but totally a good portion, 295 calories. Then, a had a couple things during work and a double meat subway wrap. Now, I had a large dinner. With a ton of fiber:

Egg whites and powdered bran with 2 small cucumbers and one large tomato and balsamic vinegar as an appetizer. Two microwavable dinners of about 250 calories each.

The whole dinner comes out to 660 calories. Now, I had planned on having just one Kashi meal. However, my calories for the day were way under 1400-1500. That's the reason for my splurge of a second kashi dinner. These frozen meals are REALLY good! I haven't had these before. I love all the types of grains they include!

As I read everyone's diaries, I see many people are finding things to do to splurge on themselves (besides food). Workingit bought some lotions. well, I'm getting a massage for the first time on Sunday. I'm looking foward to it. Just because I don't know what to expect, I asked for a woman.

Progress as of today: 2.2 lbs lost so far, only 1.2 lbs to go!

maria777 on 11/03/2006:
We call those microwavable dinners 'tv dinners' here in the south. Yes, they are good and so much food for so little calories! I love the turkey and dressing ones with corn or peas, yummy!


mattscat3295 on 11/03/2006:
Sounds like today was better for you and I am glad for you. You are doing a great job with your menu and good for you for doing something for yourself. Have a nice relaxing time with your massage. Let me know how it goes, I have never had one before either. Have a nice weekend.


Moody on 11/04/2006:
You did great today!! Woohoo!!

Glad you feel better and are down on your weight..that tea must've done the trick!

I have only had one massage; just last spring, and it was heavenly! Are you going for a total body massage or just a certain part? My massage was for 30 minutes and I had her focus on my neck, shoulder and upper back area; some spots hurt because I had knots in my muscles and she knew just how to find them and work them out..and it hurt at first but then once the muscle began to relax ...ahhhhhhhh!!!

Ok, now you've made me want another one!!


geevee on 11/04/2006:
I tried the same type of tea too. Mine was a Chinese looking brand called Slimming Tea. I've only had it twice when it was needed and it really worked.



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Nov 02, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 113.0

day 42, around 1175 calories! whoa. nice. I didn't even have too hard a time controlling them like I would have thought. this is probably bc yesterday I had a lot of food in the evening, something I usually never do. I drank a tea that has a laxative effect purposely last night. This is because a few days ago I had that 4000 calorie day and I was getting nervous beceause my body had not eliminated much in 3 days! then, i had some soy and bran for breakfast. Let me tell you, my body was back to itself by 9:30am today! haha

the glycolic peel pretty much just speeds up the rate at which the skin cells at the surface of your face come off. But, you don't actually peel anything. the peel is like a liquid acid that the doctor puts on your face and then you wash it off, like soap. weird, huh?! I did look in the mirror and notice a more consistant look, less blotchy. some people get peels just for cosmetic reasons like wanting to have less redness and things like that.

I had a massive fight when I got home at 10:30pm after rehearsals. I walked into the kitchen to make a light egg dish before wanting to go to bed soon after. My sister was in there, baking a cake. she VERY RARELY does anything like that. rarely meaning 3 times a year! well, when she makes anything, the kitchen looks like a tornado. I had no problem with that, but I did comment saying it was a mess. I continued to prepare what I was making: Washed a tomato, and measured some egg whites and powdered bran. well, my sister started to get on my case becease I moved the tablecloth over a part of the table she needed to clean. the table looked clean; and that's why I moved it! I didn't do anything just to piss her off. Then, my dad hears yelling and tells me that everything was ok till I got home and it was entirely my fault! ha, well, that's not necessary! He wasn't even there in the kitchen to see what went on.

my sister consistently yells/raises her voice to get my attentino or get my to do things. well, when she does that, it makes me want to listen LESS. Now, i'm not sure who's right/wrong. But, I am pissed at my sister and seriously sick of the way she can get my parents to get pissed at me and yell at me. they need to take care of their own business,not mine or business that includes only myself and my sister.

oh, i told my sister to "shut up" a few times. why!? because i wasn't in the mood to hear yelling at 10:30 at night. It's been a long day and night. I heard yelling when I stopped to drop some things off this afternoon. we are a yelling family. that's annoying.

anyway, I ran out of the house after the yelling. and, went to the only place open, a supermarket a few towns over so that I would take a while to get back home. I purchased a few things, came back almost an hour later. didn't talk to anyone.

goodnight all.

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Scruffy on 11/02/2006:
Scruff was here :)


borntocry on 11/03/2006:
Oh, poor girl! I feel for you. I come from a yelling family too, and it was my brother who was always getting me in trouble. He is two years younger than me and when we were little my parents were always yelling at me and blaming me for everything because I was older and ought to know better, set him a good example, etc. And then when we were teenagers he would deliberately try to get me in trouble by ratting to my parents about what my friends and I were up to.

Sounds like you are also not your parents' favourite. But if it's any consolation to you, my brother eventually saw the error of his ways. Now he regrets his excessive closeness to our parents as they are constantly trying to interfere in his life and give him advice about his girlfriend, job, etc. But it's too late, he confided in them too much and now he can't get rid of them! So there is a lot of friction between them and as a result, I have now taken his place as the favoured child! My parents can't get enough of me. My, how the tables have turned!

So don't fret, you won't have your family on your case forever. They'll learn to appreciate you more in time!


greengirl on 11/03/2006:
Ah the joys of family life!!!! I am the youngest of five siblings and in my vast experience of yelling sisters , the one who is really to blame rarely actually gets the blame. You probably did the right thing by getting away from it!!!


mattscat3295 on 11/03/2006:
I must admit we are a yelling family and just reading what you wrote makes me want to sit down and shut my mouth. I am so sorry for your bad evening. I hope today is better. I have to admit sometimes my girls fight so bad and want me to take sides that it alone makes me want to scream at the top of my lungs and sometimes I do but I honestly I try to not take sides. I understand how hard it is to not be the favorite child, I am not a favorite unless my sister doesn't talk to my mother. It is really frustrating to know that everything in the world is your fault just because of who you are. I hope you have a better day today. Take care****HUGS****


WorkingIt on 11/03/2006:
Great job on keeping your calories in check! Glad your body is back to normal lol. That is a very uncomfortable feeling! Your sister sounds like mine, I'd have yelled at her too LOL Have a better day today! **HUGS**


Moody on 11/03/2006:
I know exactly what you mean by when someone yells at you it makes you want to listen less. I completely tune them out when someone yells at me; I simply won't take it. I'm glad that you got out for awhile and let things calm down.

Great job on keeping your calories where you wanted them to be!!


hollybelle on 11/03/2006:
My family yelled alot, too. Especially the women. I would just retreat into my room. I'm 52 years old now and sometimes I find that I yell even though I hate that. I try to keep it at a minimum. My parents don't yell at me anymore (ha-ha) but they bicker between themselves and tht STILL makes me uncomfortable. Good work on getting out of the house. Some day you will have peace and quiet and can live with people who get along (if you are lucky and work at it, too). Good job on your healthy eating.


gte374f on 11/03/2006:
I remember all too well the friction between my family. Even when my sister and I get together now for more then 5 days, we get into at least one argument..and we come from a yelling family too. Hang in there. Get job at getting out of the situation..sometimes it is better to just walk away..Good jobn on keeping the calories in check. what was the name of the tea?



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Nov 01, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 113.4

day 43...2250 calories. hmmm, not good!?

I was aiming for 1500, but I had 400 calories worth of chocolate early on in the day. Chocolate has hardly any protein, fiber, or "staying power" and body body acted as if I didn't have any chocolate at all. meaning, I was pretty hungry in the afternoon, as usual. I had a few extra hours after I got home because the dermatologist peel thing didn't take long at all. I thought i'd be seen late and get out late when I took less than a half hour in all there. sadly, i came home and binged a little.

Let me think how many calories I consumed for dinner...1000. lovely. Half, actually 500 calories, was in these crackers that I like. The other half was in two soups, 2 very small apples, and a tomato dipped into balsamic vinegar.

Lately, it seems I really can't balance this eating thing out. My weight was the same as yesterday. I have been drinking a lot of diet sodas still, and I guess they are still hurting rather than helping. I am afraid it may not be best to try to make tomorrow a 1200 calorie day due to my late evening rehearsal. Maybe if I try 1400, which may still be difficult, I'll do better. Hmmm, then I can do 1400 tomorrow and 1500 friday. Friday stinks because a few friends asked me to go with them to happy hour again. that stresses me like you wouldn't believe because I don't drink and I don't like to eat the food because the calories vary so much. I will probably make sure i have a snack before I go and order diet coke.

I am just a diet mess lately.

The glycolic peel is interesting. all that happens is the dermatologist makes sure you skin is washed well and cleaned and then puts a chemical on your skin which sits there for 3 mintues. then, you wash it away and apply moiturizer. then, you can't use acne products for 3 days or so after. that's what the procedure didn't take a long time today! my skin does feel good! They say you should do this procedure several times. Since it doesn't take that long and is not so costly beceause insurance does cover it, I'm gonna try it out for awhile.

goodnight for now.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 3.4 lbs to go!

WorkingIt on 11/01/2006:
I'm glad you enjoyed your peel! I hope it gives you the results you are looking for!


borntocry on 11/02/2006:
Hmm... looks like you're having trouble keeping the calories down. One thing you could try, although it's a little dangerous, is eating less for breakfast and/or lunch. This works for me because eating early in the day tends to have little effect on how hungry I feel later on, which is what you noticed with the chocolate. So I've found that by skipping breakfast and eating a light lunch, I leave myself more calories for evening snacks and dinner, which is where I have the most trouble cutting down.

Of course, this is a dangerous method because if you let yourself get too hungry, you'll be at greater risk of a binge. So if you do try it, be sure to have a small snack if you get really hungry during the day, and fill up on fruit or vegetables at night.


Moody on 11/02/2006:
You mean chocolate isn't the breakfast of champions? heh..dang it! If only....

So, how long does it take for you to see the effect of the peel? And do you Have to do it several times for it to be effective?? Did it burn at all?


maria777 on 11/02/2006:
Ohhhh, the chocolate sounds soooo good! Looks like you're really doing quite well with your cals! WTG! BIG SMILE!



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Oct 31, 2006
(My 65 day plan!!! 1400-1500 cals a day! Yeah!)
Weight: 113.4

day 44...1200 calories again.

Today was a good day food-wise. It was a busy day; and that probably helped. I did a good job planning most of my day in advance. I did some walking for a half hour and some weights.

My weight is up another pound, and I feel like all that food I had eaten has not been eliminated from my body since SUNDAY! Not most of it, at least. I know, that's a lot of info! Someone, I think BTC, told me that her weight also is up for the next few days. Hopefully it'll improve tomorrow!

Tomorrow I'm off to the Dermatologist after school. I'm real excited because I've never had a glycolic peel; and, more importantly, I'd like it to eventually work! If not, it was still worth a try, since insurance covers the big majority of it!

A few groups asked if I could play French horn with them in the months of November and December for rehearsals. I know I am busy...I thought about saying no, for quite a few mintues. However, I said yes to them all! I said yes because by playing in a number of things, your lip muscles get stronger and you sound like a better player. Since I haven't been practicing that much on my own, playing in all these different things helps. Also, playing helps with people connections, politics, and teaching jobs. Those are my reasons. I personally couldn't turn anything down. also, after this devastatingly terrible eating I did on Sunday, I feel that busier might be better right now. I had a whole day to myself last Sunday; and I used it terribly.

hmmmm, time is ticking. I thought i'd be in bed at least 20 minutes ago. I was cleaning up and putting my things in order. I hate looking at a mess after awhile.

goodnight all! I hope you all had a good halloween. I did, as a cowgirl. the kids liked it, especially the little candies i gave out after their music lessons!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 3.4 lbs to go!

Moody on 10/31/2006:
Great job with your calories!!

Taking on More responsibilities!! I understand your reasoning for it but I worry about you!!! I don't know how you do it!


smiley2 on 11/01/2006:
Sounds like you had fun! Good luck with the peel, let us know how it went!


geevee on 11/01/2006:
You've heard it said that when something needs to be done, go to the busiest person in town. That's you! You've come up with a good way to get in the practicing you've been unable to do.

Speaking of messes, you'd groan if you could see what I'm living amidst! Ugh!



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