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horn_of_plenty - Saturday Apr 14, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

calories = 1655. i was shooting for 1700 or so. that means i did well! with a large breakfast of 700 calories, i'm happy about my intake today. Tomorrow is yoga and i really need to get some work done, too!

today has been a nice day! i went for a walk on the boardwalk for about an hour and 20 min! so, exercise = 80 min.

WorkingIt2 on 04/14/2007:
Congrats yesterday AND today! Great work!

WorkingIt2 on 04/15/2007:
You had to be feeling great about staying within your calories! YAY!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Apr 13, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

edit: saturday morning. i promise this day will NOT be a total loss. breakfast was 700 calories, all healthy foods. just big. however, i plan on a 1700 day. i can do it! easy!


today's gonna be good calorie-wise!...another update later!

exercise: 25 min.

calories: 1200! yay. I was assuming I would have around 1700 today. However, most of the day was very low in terms of stress level; and that helped keep calories low. I only worked a half day...and that gave me time to get very important things done! I went to the music store to pick up pieces for my students, registered for my LAST grad class for my degree, practiced some horn, chilled out!, took a short 10 min nap, went food shopping since i didn't want to exercise before rehearsal, and had ample time to eat! all went well!

this weekend should honestly be just as smooth. I just need to learn to breathe, take it easy! Life wasn't meant to give people ulcers!

maria777 on 04/13/2007:
Good for you!

smiley2 on 04/14/2007:
What a great frame of mind you are in! Great job, keep it up! And dont you just love those extra time in which you can get stuff done lol!

borntocry on 04/14/2007:
Hey HoP! You are doing very well, I see! Keep it up!

wantabfit on 04/14/2007:
i like your moto " just need to learn to breathe, take it easy!" i feel like i'm go go go ALL the time!

jon'smom on 04/14/2007:
Keep up the positive attitude!

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Apr 12, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

i meant for a 1200-1300 day and went slightly over. oh well, can't change it! its far better than my 3000 calorie days two weeks ago, though!

exercise: nada.

calories: 1490.

Donkey on 04/13/2007:
No exercise for me either. And I went way overboard with calories, thanks to a fight with my Husband on my Daughter's birthday. Great. Oh well, we can be couch potatoes together, eh? (Actually, I bet you were really busy...)

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Apr 11, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

1220 cal.

30 only- min exercise!

have a goodnight, better updates in a few days to come!

WorkingIt2 on 04/11/2007:
Congrats on sticking to your plan =) I know how tough it can get for you! LOL Yeah that brick wall was NOT my photographic friend LOL

Donkey on 04/11/2007:
Sounds like a great day to me!!! Keep up the good work!!! I hope all your days could go this well, food/exercise wise.

greengirl on 04/12/2007:
Good calories HoP :) Keep up the good work !!

weightlossyoyo on 04/12/2007:

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Apr 10, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

of everyone currently using DD, i think my journal has the most "up and downs" lately. whether it's my mood or calories or whatnot, every day is the complete opposite of the next!

so, no exercise...i decided on that early on this morning.

calories today: 1200.

thanks for all of your feedback, it really does help!

tomorrow is my first day back to work after vacation..i'm lucky some people went back today! i just had a college class, but gladly not work on top of that!

have a good day everyone!

Donkey on 04/10/2007:
Good for you! Sometimes when you're having days of extreme up and down, it is good to just STOP everything and focus on one thing, namely the food part. You did a good thing today.

sharklover on 04/10/2007:
Hey, at least that means that you have as many good days as you do bad days. I just had a stretch of a bunch of bad days in a row. Your ups and downs sounds really good to me right about now. :-P

Even so, I hope you start moving into more ups than downs.

wantabfit on 04/10/2007:
good job eating healhty!

GG on 04/10/2007:
well since you did not work out today you will tomorrow since you said your days are the opposite every day!! :) Why are you not in a good mood? Stressed? What college classes are you taking too? THanks for the support too you have been amazing at leaving me comments!! Oh and I just got a new shipment of Kelp Noodles today and I had a tomato-artichoke-olive-summer squash MIX with them and WOW: AMAZING!! With a little basil, salt and peper: superb! ( the chef's downstairs in the cafeteria LOVE ME -- except for the one rude one I was complaining about the other day!)

janu999 on 04/10/2007:
way to go on your calories! : ) o and my green drink tastes like dirt.But it has all the vitamins im missing from not eating meat.Keep up the good work!

borntocry on 04/11/2007:
No way, dude, I have more ups and downs than you. Okay, at least as many! I honestly think that in my life every good day is followed by a terrible one, and vice versa. I seriously wonder if I'm manic depressive or something! But maybe we should look at it as sharklover suggested and just be happy we have as many good days as bad!

horn_of_plenty - Monday Apr 09, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

i feel incredibly sick right now. nauseous as anything. i ate a ton of candy/powerbars early on in the day. then, had a filling lunch. total calories = 2030. i'm shacky because i had an energy drink and i'm not about to have a lot of food. I'm having kim chi which is made from cabbage and other veggies and spices on top of low cal noodles. my mom and sister are complaining to my dad that the house smells because of the noodles/kim chi and i'm feeling ill and shakey. i don't think i will manage yoga in the morning if i continue to feel this sick. and, its time for a serious diet makeover as i have gained a little weight and i'm starting to get frustrated and upset! BTC, lets do it! oh, its not like i don't plan on eating on the lean cuisines i bought...i'm just planning on being healthier...until i feel better about myself. lol, i said this yesterday, too. blah!

no exercise today. 120 minutes for sunday.

edit: its 2pm and i've already eaten 1940 calories...I still have dinner to go!....today, monday, is far under par. calories are up the wazoo! I'm going to need 13 1200 calorie days in all now...so far, i've only done three 1200 cal days. tomorrow will be another.

update for Sunday: 1200 calories (might have been 1210, but we'll say 1200!) 120 minutes of exercise! 60 min walk and 60 minutes yoga!

Justine6Robert3 on 04/09/2007:
Awesome job on the exercise HOP!!!!!

mcwoo40 on 04/09/2007:
Hi, you have burnt some of those excess cals off through exercising so don't worry too much,have a salad or a bowful of fruit for your dinner something light??Tomorrow is another dieting day!!bye 4 now,Julie

greengirl on 04/09/2007:
Congratulations on the exercise, and the cals arent that bad. You will catch up ok!!!

Donkey on 04/09/2007:
Oh I hope you feel better. I cannot tell you how many times I have eaten to feeling sick, and I TELL myself, "I cannot continue to abuse my body like this again." I definitely recommend eating more moderately, balanced. Powerbars and candy sound akin to the time I ate a whole box of prunes (not something I recommend) or a whole bag of cashews (again, not recommended).

If nothing else, do this (eating balanced) so that your stomach/system gets a break. You can do it!!

janu999 on 04/09/2007:
Thanks for the comment and dont be so hard on yourself.I think forging yourself for tiny regressions helps.Everything takes time, and practice.Take care : )

girliegirl6486 on 04/09/2007:
I HATE that sick/shaky feeling...I hope you feel better soon!!!

borntocry on 04/10/2007:
Okay, HoP, let's do it!! I calculated that I needed 9 1200-calorie days after my trip to London, and so far I haven't even had one! But it was a long weekend, and those are always hard on me. I've got to make this week really count because next week I am back in London. So let's do this together! HEALTHY food - in MODERATION! Put those Powerbars away and save them for an emergency. That's what I did with my stash!

WorkingIt2 on 04/10/2007:
I hope you are feeling better today!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Apr 07, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

i meant to get some walking in...maybe i will and there will be an update. right now: yoga: 60 min

I resolve to clean up my act and treat my body better. As I stood doing yoga today, staring at my body in the mirror, it upset me to see a larger than normal body looking back at me. not larger by much, no more than five pounds (if that). However, the difference is noticable, jeans are getting tighter. and, why!? I know a whole lot about food, nutrition, calories. definitely more than the average American. so, what am i to do? I'm almost 25...in September. so, why ruin in for myself, when i could look so great and have the time of my life in my mid-twenties!? why!?

I resolve that now is the time...and want to look awesome. I'll have to work harder...and whenever i do make progress, i resolve to admit i deserve it, and not do what i usually do, which is binge and take a few steps in the backwards direction. this week has been difficult, on vacation and with my holiday at the beginning. but, any time is better than never to fix my body and look great!

and, for those wondering, calories totalled approximately 2800 today.

well, vacation and counting calories don't go hand in hand!

breakfast = 1766 calories alone! ahhh!

today will be a high calorie day. i'll be adding another 1200 calorie day to my 1200 calorie days which will now need to add up to 12 days of 1200 in order to reach just below 1800 calories per day as an average.


not bad...i just have to continue on with 1200 calorie days. I have 10 more of them to go! and, they will not be all in a row, that is way to difficult for me!

WorkingIt2 on 04/07/2007:
Now that I eat an average of 1600 calories a day, I don't know if I could have a several day binge and go back to 1200 to balance! Not because of the food, but because of the exercise and my body knowing it might need a little more than 1200 calories. Oh and about the ankle weights, NO won't be using those =) Going to try and save up for the weight vest! Have a great evening and I hope you get to take a nice relaxing walk!

borntocry on 04/08/2007:
Hey HoP! You're right - vacation and counting calories certainly don't go hand in hand, haha! But I have also resolved to "clean up my act" lately. Actually, you were one of the people who inspired me to do this (along with GG and Sandra aka Soul). I've been evaluating my diet and just how much processed crap it contains. As you said, we know so much about health and nutrition - time to put all that knowledge to good use!

greengirl on 04/08/2007:
HOP I too have given in to the not counting cals over the hols mentality but its back to business with a vengeance for me first thing on Tuesday morning, and i mean to be extra good to make up for it. I am determined that in a week I will have a weightloss to record!!!!

smiley2 on 04/09/2007:
I ask myself that question each day - im turning 28 in a few months and i feel that this is the best time of our lives to look our greatest, why is it so difficult then?! Well i guess in a way, we cant have everything our way, with age, comes wisdom, self restraint, self acceptance and a decrease in appetite - roll on 40's lol! No seriously, all we can do is try our best and know in the end that its good enough. Good luck and Happy Hols! Wx

horn_of_plenty - Friday Apr 06, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

exercise: yoga, 60 minutes

today was a great day overall. i bought a pair of new running sneakers. i don't love the style, i like it. what i do love is how they feel, that's what's most important! they're mizuno sneakers, a good brand of running shoe. i also bought a nice pair of spandex shorts for yoga. they're actually VERY stylish...and a bit colorful too!

yoga was awesome, as usual!

food remained at 1200! yay! i definitely have more 1200 days to go! I was supposed to eat 1200 tomorrow, but i think i may rethink that! Perhaps it would be best for me to only do 1200 every other day. however, it's going to take forever to undo all my calories from last week. i've noticed my legs and stomach are a bit bigger...after all, it's two whole pounds i've added (the amount in extra calories i've consumed...not just food bulk in my body!) over less than a week!

Justine6Robert3 on 04/06/2007:
I love working out in yoga pants, they are so comfortable!! Its fun when they have some colour too! I like the ones that are black with hot pink or blue (for example) at the top and they kind of fold over and they sit a little lower.

hollybelle on 04/07/2007:
Happy Easter. good calories good exercise.

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Apr 05, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

Good Evening, Evening Update!

exercise: total of 105 minutes

aerobic: 45min, yoga: 60 minutes...(yoga is really 90 min- but you know what, I'm going to count yoga as 60 for now on because there is "resting" involved in the class that really shouldn't count as exercise.)

so, yoga was more than fantastic! LOL, I love it! I also did some aerobic exercise in the form of some jogging and some elliptical. My ankle hurt a little, but i did it despite that. i figured I had waited 48 hours and enough was enough. The elliptical was better than the running for my ankle, but still not a great feeling on it.

today's food and caloric intake sucked this morning but got better as the day went on...total calories: 2010. i wonder if i really burned that much! maybe! probably not! it would be awesome if that were the case!

goodnight all!


arg! so i meant to have 11 days of 1200 cal in a row. well, today i consumed 1320 calories for breakfast! 4 powerbars and a few yogurts and tofu with sugar free jelly and caramel.

so, tomorrow i'll go back to the 1200 calorie days.

today i have a rehearsal in the morning, a doctor appointment in the afternoon...and then i'll go to yoga in the evening!

have a good day!

jon'smom on 04/05/2007:
i hope eveything goes well at the doctor's appointment. Have a nice day!

WorkingIt2 on 04/05/2007:
Doing great with your exercise! YAY! good luck at the doctor and enjoy your yoga tonight!

amanda8419 on 04/05/2007:
the heaviest I have ever been was 110. I am 5'2 and so with me being 192 it looks enormous. my moms whole family is large and all have heart problems back problems leg problems all from weight. i have constant back pain and sometimes chest pain because its so much extra weight on what used to be such a small frame. they took blood too to make sure its not a thyroid problem or diabetes. hopefully this works or i guess i will have to start saving for a lap band or something more drastic. i wanted to go through a dr though because im not comfortable with over the counter meds at all so i wasnt just going to buy some trim spa or something you know?

smiley2 on 04/06/2007:
4 Powerbars for breakfast! Mmmmmmh ;) Maybe you should try and have some sort of cereal or eggs and toast, something that would fill you up more, without having to eat so much. I love yoga, but here is not classes nearby for that. Sounds like you are doing great with the exercise, good luck with the calorie counting...dont restrict yourself too much, go down lower gradually.

WorkingIt2 on 04/06/2007:
Congratulations on the exercise!! And 1320 calories is not bad at all! Especially with the exercise. Have a great day!

Donkey on 04/06/2007:
I admire you for doing yoga. It is such a beneficial exercise. I need to start doing some of that. My library has several good DVDs for yoga. I need to have Husband show me how to manage the machine so I can do yoga.

monet0239 on 04/06/2007:

Justine6Robert3 on 04/06/2007:
I'm so glad to see your enjoying your yoga classes again!! Your doing great with your exercise! Ha,ha, I like the nick name, funny because I was thinking of calling you the "Veggie Queen"!!!

Hope your ankle feels better soon! Happy Easter!!

greengirl on 04/06/2007:
You are doing so well with your exercise. I can really tell you enjoy the yoga. Keep up the good work :0)

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Apr 04, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

so today i did yoga...90 minutes. no walking.

i ate a mix of some really crappy foods/drinks and also some really healthy things. healthy things include an ounce of wheatgrass juice, lettuce, tomatoes, whole orange pepper, kelp noodles, yogurts. and some other things.

unhealthy: diet energy drinks, yogurts with artificial sugars, no cal jelly, caramel.

finally, a 1200 day! one down, 10 more to go! goodnight all!

Justine6Robert3 on 04/04/2007:
Great job on your exercise and healthy food!! Wheatgrass juice?!!!! You have the most interesting food choices! I've never heard of wheatgrass juice, is it any good? Last week I was also guilty of drinking a couple of "diet" energy drinks, ha,ha!!! I know they're so NOT good for me, but I really needed the energy, I felt so tired last week. I couldn't sit down for more than a couple of minutes without feeling sleepy, I hate feeling like that I really love to feel awake and energetic!!

I have been thinking of you and making a point of adding veggies to my day. I'm sure I'm still not eating enough but I figure I'll start little and hopefully I will eventually get used to eating more of them!!! I actually think of you when I eat them since your always encouraging us all to eat more veggies!!! I really wish I enjoyed them the way you do!

Justine6Robert3 on 04/04/2007:
Well done on your calories also!!

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