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horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jul 26, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

Sunday Morning: I didn't sleep as well as I would have liked to last night. I think I am anxious about my "date" tonight to get ices with the guy I went out with 2 weeks ago. I am definitely a bit nervous and I realize I need to relax in order to have a successful day in general.

Breakfast: cereal and fruit...and yogurts, 4 granola bars...two pieces mandel bread (really like a pastry) almond milk, 1250



Saturday evening:

i am sooo eager to be under 120 if i stick to a good routine by summer's end. the sooner the better but i must have patience. i am having a string of good days and i will work hard to remain positive and proactive.

a very successful day today!

for one, i slept so late for me at least! till almost 9 which gave me around 10 hrs of sleep. and i felt really good all day because of it. i'm relaxing this weekend - relaxing tonight. :)

bike ride to and from yoga this morning. walk in afternoon with grandma. i will do weights tonight a bit while watching tv. tomorrow evening i'm going for ices with that guy i went on a date with two weeks ago! he actually called today to ask if i wanted to go out tonight or tomorrow night. i'm pretty excited that he did in fact call. i guess he really did have a good time.

food was good today!

breakfast: cereal, fruit, milk: 230

snack: some drink powder mix i forgot the name, few plums

lunch: yogurts, a good tasting package of sugar free cookies at my grandmother's, and 2 plums (HUNGRY!) i almost went to take other sugar cookies but remembered today i was trying to be primarily healthy!

snack: medium iced decaf: 60

dinner: BIG and TASTY. salad with lt dressing. then, a mix of 2 whole cucumbers, tomato, peppers, 1/2 block of tofu, 1/2 cup beans, and light dressing. then, a cup of raspberries and almond milk for dessert! i can fit a lot into my stomach and i'm very satisfied. total dinner calories: around 600.

total calories for today: 1340 :)

i will definitely do yoga tomorrow as i had planned to before i knew i had a date in the evening. also, i plan to get some walking in. however, i will not tire myself out like i did last weekend when i went out with a friend and felt sick all night because i was too hungry and tired.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

loveray on 07/26/2008:
good for you HOP! you are so brave and honest to share everything with us. i am impressed that you honor your cravings for fast food and move on. you are whooping some DD butt! xoxo

thinnside40 on 07/26/2008:
Your day looks so good...YEA!!!!!!!!!!

As for Smart Balance P.B. ~ Love it!... I think it satisfy's because it is so much thicker/stickier than other brands, plus it IS more healthy too....High in calories, but good ones for sure and I can hardly eat 2 TBS for a serving size suggestion....... We use the Smart Balance Spread and oil. If I can find it...the spray (hard to find)...They also have popcorn, but it is hard to find also... Pricey, but worth the health benefits I guess... I believe everything the selling points say....

Have a good evening!

WI3 on 07/27/2008:
Congrats on the great day yesterday! And have fun on your date =)

Moody2 on 07/27/2008:
You're doing so well!! Tonight sounds like fun~enjoy yourself!!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Jul 25, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

was it worth it? not sure. BUT, it did taste good:

late afternoon snack: small mcdonald's fries i'm saying 300 bc they always give a little extra.

dinner: taco bell grilled stuffed beef burrito i'll say 800 (the calculations that restaurants give are usually not right), large salad, 2 whole cucumbers with dressing, lg plum. :) 200 for salad/fruit.

this is what i've wanted for awhile now. and it all tasted GREAT, especially the fries and the middle of the burrito! haha.

dinner calories: 1,000 not too bad, right!? haha.

now, the daily total is alright! 1900. i do plan on some exercise pretty soon. it'll be a walk probably. i also walked 2 mi at work.

i know i was saying that i wanted to have fast food each day of the weekend, but if i do that it may not set me back but it will also not set me foward. i know i'm going out to eat monday night with friends. therefore, i plan on having a light day tomorrow and on Sunday I'm not sure if I will have another treat or not. right now, i'm thinking yes.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

Wi3 on 07/25/2008:
Sometimes I really really do crave fast food. The convenience of it, the way it smells and tastes. Especially those McDonald's fries! They are tasty. On purpose, devil fries LOL

Have a great evening!

thinnside40 on 07/25/2008:
Your just fine!...... My favorite Taco Bell (haven't eaten there in over a year) burrito is the "Burrito Supreme" minus onion & red sauce....YUMMY!!!!....I used to like their Tater Crisps too....I ate some fast food yesterday and it didn't put this day off, so I am thankful I didn't just say "heck with it" and keep going...Usually I would of in the past, but this time around is so different and I don't have the "guilt" factors, cause determination is this IS the rest of my life, not just til I get goal and I need to enjoy some "junk" occasionally.....

Great Weekend to you!

loveray on 07/25/2008:
not bad for some fast food eating! and so glad you enjoyed it fully without a binge! you are doing really well this week. xo

Donkey on 07/25/2008:
See, for me, this crap fast food isn't even an option. It doesn't exist for me. I can't imagine putting that garbage in my body. I'd rather save my cash, too. Why would I pay some corporation to make my body fat(ter)?

grumpy on 07/25/2008:
you gotta do what you feel like you want, you planned it and it was under control. 1900 is not the end of the world. you're fine. now i lost control a little tonight, and thats why i am going out now and i will try to dance my butt off, at least for some compensation. xoxo

selina on 07/25/2008:
I haven't had fast food in a long time, at least 5 years. I find the smell of the greasy food appealing, any longer. Having said that, I loved Big Mac's and fries when I was your age! Enjoy it!

maria777 on 07/26/2008:
Looks like you had a real good day yesterday! Hope you likewise are having a wonderful day today!!!

jon'smom on 07/26/2008:
Enjoy the food and the weekend. You are doing great!!

Beth201P on 07/26/2008:
Hey sometimes you just need to have that fast food. Have a great weekend. ((Hugs)) I love Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cones. :)

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jul 24, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

i cannot say i am the healthiest person bc i am NOT. but, i like my plan and the food i eat and i plan to primarily stick with it to a degree.

breakfast at work: yogurts

snacks in morning: 2 decaf coffees, special k bar, plum

lunch: cereal/milk

snack in pm: zone bar

snack later: diet drink...then later a small joy bar!! good good good!

dinner: LARGE but healthy so i'm ok with overeating on that. It had: lettuce with dressing, and then a mixture of two cucumbers, tomato, red beans, and sardines, dressing: 400. for desert, a plum and almond milk (another 80 cal). good dinner. i wouldn't change a thing.

total cal for today: about 1530-1550. yay to that! better than having taco bell or mcdonalds and having higher calories.

although my weight is completely weird mainly due to binging episodes through this month, i can tell my body is definitely more fit than before. my capri pants are fitting better and so are all my clothes. :)

i am also so glad to have cleaned out my closets and drawers because i found some clothes that i bought last year/2 years ago that work well for work! so now i really DON'T need to go shopping and i won't because i'd rather spend my money in other ways.

exercise: 2 mi during work (thank god for no rain during lunch) and then a WONDERFUL bike ride. i haven't exercised in 3 days (mon, tues, wed) after work and i was seriously pumped up with endorphins after that bike ride.

have a good day everyone.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

grumpy on 07/24/2008:
Sounds like a good day all around. And it's okay that you had cereal for lunch because you had a great healthy dinner. Good deal with the bike ride too. I had ice cream for dinner, but it wasn't big. The cereal and milk i had as a snack and that were enough for me. I came home from dance class at 9 and i am not hungry at all. Good calories too. I didn't get all the cardio I wanted (I took a stretch class instead of cardio belly dance) but we did a lot of abs work so was good for me. I think it's okay to add something 'unhealthy' to your diet every now and then, because you lead a more 'normal' life that way and don't feel like you're missing out on anything. that helps us to keep going. xoxo.

bankingplanes on 07/24/2008:
Thanks for the words of kindness, its strange how just a few "you go girls" can keep a persons head held high. As for biking, I LOVE to bike! I was going for 5 miles rides for a long time but as I had said stopped for some reason. Maybe I will go tomorrow after work. We have amazing trails where I live. Keep up the good work!

maria777 on 07/24/2008:
Glad you've had a good day and hope you are having a good evening. Good on the 2 miles walk!

selina on 07/24/2008:
I'm thrilled to see you are doing so well! I love it when clothes fit nicely, and of course, who wouldn't! Have a great day today, and stay well!

lafemme_loca on 07/25/2008:
Mmmmm... fruit ! =) and veggies !! I am glad it is working for you and that you are fitting into you clothing better. I pray that you have an awesome day.

WI3 on 07/25/2008:
How cool that everything is fitting better! Good for you! YAY! And that has to feel so freeing to have cleaned out that closet, congratulations! Have a great day =)

legcramps on 07/25/2008:
I like your plan, too, and I think you're doing a great job following it. Nothing wrong with that!! :) Have an awesome weekend!

mcwoo40 on 07/25/2008:
Hiya HOP,just passing through to say 'hello',have a good weekend Julie

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jul 23, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

weight today:

thursday am edit:

Update: i have three HUGE black garbage bags full of clothes. I have a feeling that if i really wanted to, I could fill a fourth garbage bag. However, I am done for now. enough cleaning. I have room in my closet and that's the important thing. Room. I still might clean out more of my drawers but I already feel a lot better!

weight update, I weighed yesterday and was a horrible 125 still! But then again, my eating hasn't helped that! I woke up early today and wanting something bad to eat like mcdonalds...but there's really no health value. hmmm, we'll see.



was good today but i did feel bouts of sadness? there was much traffic on the way home, it took 1.5 hours. ew. i wanted to ride my bike but the weather is NOT agreeable. people at work are great, most of them. but the people i eat with are much to be desired. it's just a strange group of people who don't have much in common. oh well. it's only 2 months and then i'm done!

breakfast at work: yogurts, 150

snack: coffee, bar: 230

snack: coffee 30

lunch: cereal/milk: 220

snack: bar 180

snack: peach 60

total before dinner: 870

dinner: BIG salad lettuce, tomato, and spray dressing: 100; and then a mix of cucumber, tofu, red kidney beans with the same asian dressing: 325. dessert: plum and almond milk, 100. total: 525.

once again, i seriously debated going for taco bell for dinner, especially bc i was getting home later than expected and i was passing it as i drove! even the light changed to red up ahead and traffic slowed so much i could have easily turned right into the parking lot for taco bell. i am actually very happy i didn't because i got in a TON of veggies and i feel healthy! but, in the back of my head, i have a small urge and craving for a huge taco bell stuffed burrito!

total calories today: about 1400. good day.

exercise: 2 mi during work. i wanted to bike ride but once again they weather will not cooperate! :( i could go on the treadmill or drive the 10-15 min to the gym, but i am too lazy for that one! I want to read and get a good night's sleep.

one thing i will do in a little bit: clean out more of my clothes. i want to get rid of all the clothes i don't wear. It'll add up to AT LEAST 10 shopping bag's worth of clothes. and i'm talking those big department store shopping bags with the plastic handles. the ones you get only when you are buying a load of clothes at once!

they say that your mind is as organized as your closet. my closet was getting to the point of being unable to close! i need to fix that! :)

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

TOmama on 07/23/2008:
Good for you for not giving in!! Just take it one day at a time.

The closet, it hurts to get rid of clothes, especially the skinny ones! I have two pair of beautiful white pants, size 11, I got them on sale for 10 each (bought two pair) last year and only wore them once. Now I'm too big but they aren't going anywhere. I am determined to wear them by September!

grumpy on 07/23/2008:
great day for you today! as for me, i guess i cant be satisfied with a drink for dinner either, because i went to starbucks and had a frapuccino and a piece of cake, total 460 (ouch), but still ended my day at 1520 which is good. xo

maria777 on 07/23/2008:
Sounds like you are getting your closet in order for sure!!! Good on the 1400 cals and 2 miles...yayyyy!!!

thinnside40 on 07/23/2008:
My closet is almost empty....I need to go clothes shopping...... Best of luck on getting things in order...

selina on 07/24/2008:
Hi! Good job cleaning up the closet! I have to do that everytime just before we move(about once in 4 years) because we must pay for excess bagagge. Cleaning out closets is not fun but the results can be very satisfying!

My daughter likes to read the DD entries with me sometimes, when she is hanging out in my office. Today, I read out your comment to her and she said that she does like the exercise and spending time with me. Gotta love mama girls! Mommy girls, that is. Have a good day!

abdab74 on 07/24/2008:
I love that organized feeling after a good closet clean out. Good job on avoiding taco bell and the like!

omahagrl on 07/24/2008:
I love the closet and mind reference and mine is so cluttered. In fact last night as I was putting away laundry I just stood back and reminded myself that I have to get it cleaned out. I will add it to my list tonight to at least make a start. Have a good day.

rae_regenbogen on 07/24/2008:
I'm sorry, but I had to "laugh" at the "horrible 125!" It's interesting what is horrible to one and a dream to another. Just so you know, I'm not joking about your pain. I'm sure it's just as difficult for you to see a higher number on the scale as it is for me (probably even harder since you are so close to your goal). When you put the work in, you want to see some kind of result, and not that one! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that it's only a water related fluctuation!

I'm proud of you for not caving into the Taco Bell craving. I would have taken the red light as a sign from "God" that I really deserved a taco. Humm...perhaps that is why you weigh in the 120's and I'm closer to the 220's! Epiphany!

hollybelle on 07/24/2008:
Oh I love to clean out closets and drawers. Give me the illusion I have control of things! it really does help simplify life to be able to find things, to organize easier, and to have room!

maria777 on 07/24/2008:
Sounds like you have gotten a lot accomplished! YAYYY!!!

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jul 22, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

breakfast at work: yogurts 150

snack: zone bar 200, coffee 30

lunch: cereal and lots of milk

snack: somebody put kashi tlc bars in the cafeteria for us to take so i had one. VERY good. a tad low in protein but it was tasty and free. 120

snack: peach on ride home from work

snack: salad and large tomato 100

total before dinner: 940

dinner: veggies, beans, tofu, spray dressing, plum: 395 :) sum gum later on..

total: around 1360 which is superb.

exercise: 2 mi at work.

i have been a bit busier than i would have thought and it's a little difficult to get everything in including commenting on diaries and even writing in my own about more than just food. it's ok though, for now.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 07/22/2008:
Have a great evening....I am hit/miss right now with phone troubles and being dropped every 5-10 minutes.... Can't get DSL, so pooehy!!!!

Have a great evening!

maria777 on 07/22/2008:
Wonderful menu!!! Have a good evening!

loveray on 07/22/2008:
2 days of greatness! good work. xoxo

maria777 on 07/22/2008:
My curiosity is up now...different in what ways?

Princessa24 on 07/22/2008:
Hey there! I'm 5'2 too :)

grumpy on 07/22/2008:
Good for you, what an awesome day.. now mine.. not so much. Uff... tomorrow, my dear, tomorrow.

thinnside40 on 07/22/2008:
No not upgrading the internet (can't ~ we live too far out in the country still).I was talking about upgrading my cell...The one I got yesterday is like the ones they give you when you get the "free" phone with a 2 year contract...I had to pay $39.99 for it, plus shipping (total of $60)..I don't have insurance! AHHH!!! I like the looks and the size of it so may keep it instead of upgrading like I wanted to when I am eligable in September...Don't NEED a camera I guess....

legcramps on 07/23/2008:
You know what else about being busy is good????

You're not left on the couch wondering what to do and deciding that you'll just have one sandwich while you think about what you're going to do, then realizing that you inhaled said sandwich before you even finished making it.

Sometimes, being busy is really, really good. Often, going to sleep early helps too. There was sarcasm there, did you catch that?!!

Have a great day today!

Umpqua on 07/23/2008:
I understand about being busy! Good job with your foods and getting calories in early in the day!!

horn_of_plenty - Monday Jul 21, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

calories: 1350 :) good.

i've been having fiber one for lunch. i think everyone at work thinks i'm nuts. but that's ok! it fills me up and gives me energy. (although i do get hungry not too long after but then i have a zone or protein bar).

exercise: 2 mi during work, walk tonight. it's so late i can hardly fit everything in along with reading/relaxation. ugh!

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 07/21/2008:
Are you eating Fiber one ceral for lunch or the bars or yogurt?

grumpy on 07/21/2008:
sounds like a good day. i would totally go for fiber 1 for lunch, haha, but i always need a 'meal' at lunch, so i don't eat my whole house for dinner. :)

lafemme_loca on 07/21/2008:
I had the same questions as above ... :-) What fiber one are you eating ? And is it just plain ? I hear you on trying to fit everything in. I am actually going to try to get to bed in a few minutes. So, I hope you have a great day ! And good job for taking a walk during work and after work ! Take care !

hollybelle on 07/22/2008:
I love the Fiber One bars - yummy! I also have found the Special K Protein bars - the ones with 110 cals to be a nice treat in the afternoons.....I like getting the protein in. They have a meal replacement bar, too, but the ones I mean are the snack bars.

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jul 20, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

the unfortunate: my calories for the past two days and the way i have dealt with my emotions (eating).

the positive: keeping up with exercise and using most of my time wisely.

i actually made it to yoga today. :) 8am-9:30am. also a 20 minute bike ride and a 6 mi walk. :)

then i got ready for the bridal shower which was pretty good actually. the mother was very creative and it was a good time considering i really didn't know many people there.

i ate pretty well up to and even during the shower but i gave in when i got home. i'll be back on track tomorrow.

breakfast: coconut water (right before yoga) 60

later breakfast: 1/2 pear, fiber one, milk 250

shower: salad with dressing, steamed broccoli, eggplant parmisean 900?? and coffee...930

after shower/dinner: 2 plums 80, the rest of the seared tuna from yesterday 450?, 1/4 of a pound cake 450, yogurt 70, milk 60, 3 granola bars 420, and chocolate candies with marzipan and coconut in them 350.

3200 would be an approximate for today. :(

it's due to what workingit said, my social anxieties causing me to eat before, during, and after them.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

selina on 07/20/2008:
Hi HOP! Sounds like you had a great party, yay! i love that eggplant dish and the seared tuna, leftover or not!

maria777 on 07/20/2008:
Hang in there, Friend.

thinnside40 on 07/20/2008:
Oh poop!..... Sorry...... I am the opposite and am not hungry when it comes to social events or stress..... So that tells you that my struggle with food is pretty much ALL the time, especially when things are going smoothly...I love to eat at night!

peaceelovee on 07/20/2008:
Its okay. I ate really really bad yesterday and that just made me want to eat even better today. I know you can do it. I'm glad the shower was nice...ive never been to one!

grumpy on 07/20/2008:
hey dear, i was thinking to myself, why would she have social anxieties, being that she's such a smart and talented girl (dont think i forget about the carnegie hall!) and she's so close to her goal weight. when i am bummed about going somewhere it's usually because of my weight, and i am not anymore, even though i am still far from my ideal weight. anyway, i know this is not racional, i am not either when it comes to my anxieties, but i agree with what WI3 said, you're handling it well. I thought to myself the other day how brave and honest you are posting all your cals even on your worst days. I learn a lot from you. xoxo

selina on 07/21/2008:
Hey HOP, I guess my early comment was BEFORE you added an update... I know what you mean, I see myself doing the same - doing very well at the party and seeing a total meltdown when I get home and relax. It's almost always like that. But, once you know your tendencies, it's easier to manage. Next time, I have to remind myself to go for a walk just after I come back home and relax, before I attack the fridge or the cupboard. I still like your eggplant and tuna... Hang in there.

WI3 on 07/21/2008:
There is help for social anxiety. You don't have to struggle with the things you've been struggling with. Counseling, anxiety medications, joining a speaking group like Toastmasters can also help with social anxiety. You may have a negative opinion of yourself and be fearful that you won't measure up to the people in the room...so rather than face their rejection, you reject yourself first by sabatoging your own plans, goals and dreams of your personal self. If you can be upset with you, you can focus that frustration instead of the fear and frustration of social situations...not to mention you can hurt yourself because of those negative feelings about yourself, before anyone else can hurt you with theirs.

I think often it is easy for us to write off our out of control days, as 'emotional' eating..which, is true in a sense...but if there is an underlying real issue (like a social fear) that is systematic and constant, it may mean that we need just a little more help than someone else who may have an off day every few weeks.

I hope I am not being inappropriate and I am really not trying to suggest anything..I guess I'm just saying that if you feel it is more than an emotional thing, I'm in your corner. Of course, I am in your corner anyway =)

Sorry if I went too far.

Have a fantastic day!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jul 19, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

you were all so kind to leave me motivational/supportive comments despite my erratic eating today! :)

3000 cal before dinner.

dinner: seaweed salad with dressing, seared tuna with dressing (yuck - dressing!) i didn't eat too much. i'm guessing i had 600 tops.

3600 cals today.

exercise: 4 mi walk, 30 minute bike ride. :)

bed. tomorrow i have a bridal shower. i plan on commenting tomorrow evening on your entries. :)

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

selina on 07/20/2008:
Hi HOP! I'd love to have your dinner! My favorite! Have a good shower today!

WI3 on 07/20/2008:
You have a very hectic weekend and I've noticed that you eat more when you are feeling the impending extra pressure/stress/social interaction. But once you are in it and you realize it isn't as bad as you thought it was going to be...you seem to relax and then eat your goal calories. It is almost like you think other people are going to expect too much from you, or that you won't meet their standards or something. I'm not trying to be a pop psychiatrist....it is just something I noticed over time. Food is your pre and during comfort and your post-social reward. I still think you are doing very well and that you will get where you want to be, and that you take a different route but you are never starving yourself which is good. And you aren't purging after your binges, which is very good. Hang tough HOP!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Jul 18, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

sat, 10am:

very full: no yoga. just had 1525 more junk food calories. chocolate and all.

total so far today: 2965.


saturday am entry: woke up VERY early probably because i need some adreneline to make it through the weekend!

BIG breakfast: big bowl of cereal and milk (350), two light activia yogurts (140), 3 tablespoons pb (300), 2 bananas (230), 3 servings tortilla chips (420)

total breakfast: 1440 sheesh! I need to SLOW DOWN...BREATHE. I will go to yoga still, I think around 9:30.


Friday entry:

today was good. i was FAR LESS hungry all day, especially in the morning. i didn't go for my usual mile walk at lunch because the heat was 100 degrees and i didn't need to come back soaking wet from sweat!

exercise: 1 mile during work, bike ride for 50 minutes.

food: throughout day 1,000.

dinner: cheesecake factory: salad, quesadilla, summer rolls, coffee: should not be more than 1200.

total for today: probably not over 2200.


i'll be going out to dinner again tomorrow night and sunday i have a bridal shower. i hope to enjoy food and at the same time stay within a moderate range for my weight.

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 07/18/2008:
Super Day AND that was with eating out?....Even better!... You can do it again!

grumpy on 07/18/2008:
Yea, I am counting on my tomorrow also.. haha. I need to make better choices. I think i lost a little of my motivation for being stuck for so long. uff. xoxo

grumpy on 07/19/2008:
Yoga will do you good. Drink plenty of water. xoxo

grumpy on 07/19/2008:
Girl, go out for a walk, call your friends and do something, just don't stay home doing nothing if you're having a hard time today. xo

wi3 on 07/19/2008:
Keep the faith! Don't get down on yourself..you know it is always harder to come back from it when you get really negative about yourself. You do so much exercise and might need these extra calories sometimes, you know? Looking at your calories, you seem to go for three or four days in the low/medium calories, and then cycle up for a couple of days. Maybe it might work for you if you allowed yourself a higher calorie day every three or four days. Not encouraging your binge disposition in any way, just sometimes when we allow ourselves and entire day to eat whatever we want..it releases some pressure, gives us something to look foroward to, and can actually help prevent the binge because we know what we are going into from the start and sometimes that gives us more control. But whatever you do, I wish you nothing but the very best. As far as the guy...guys are weird creatures. But the nice thing is, when THEY come back to YOU...it gives YOU the power hehehe

thinnside40 on 07/19/2008:
H_O_P......You best figure something out before the day is over, cause you still have a lot of time to go.....Keep eating like that and you will be sick!


Moody2 on 07/19/2008:
I echo what WI3 said....I allowed myself a "cheat" day yesterday and didnt eat as much as I thought I would, but still allowed myself to eat some of the "goodies" I hadn't had all week...Now today I feel totally in control and ready to get back on program....Because I know that next Friday I can have another "cheat" day and indulge myself...Not to the point of binging (which i have done before) but just enjoying the freedom to eat what I don't on program. Did that make ANY sense? sigh~~

The day is early...Do you have anything you can do that would keep you busy if it's too hot to get outside? I enjoy painting and drawing and time literally flies as I lose myself in that..and food/eating is the last thing on my mind...Hmmm, thinking I need to pick up a pencil or brush..heh

Wishing you the best of days~hang in there hon~

Beth201P on 07/19/2008:
I'm still learning that yoga stuff. lol Have a great weekend. :)

cybermom4 on 07/19/2008:
I'm rootin for you - Tomorrow is always a new day!

maria777 on 07/19/2008:
Re: Saturday's entry....I know you'll get back on track...don't feel bad...you were just hungry, that's all. Take care.

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jul 17, 2008
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 122.5

how are you all? i'm pretty good. the guy still hasn't emailed back. interesting, i'd say! i've pretty much already made plans ALL weekend. so it might have to wait till either sunday or next week to get together with him again (if he still wants to, of course!)

2 mi walk during work, walk/jog tonight.

breakfast: not too hungry, peanuts, peach: 170

snack: fiber bar

snack: peanut butter sandwich, protein shake: 440 i'm never buying those protein shakes again they're terrible!

snack: coffee

lunch: yogurts and peach

dinner: salad, more veggies, 1/2 block of tofu and 2 veggie burgers. followed by extra large cup of almond milk 640

total cal: 1460

Progress as of today: 2.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 07/17/2008:
Calories for today are terrific!.......Have a good evening!

grumpy on 07/17/2008:
see? thats what i should do more often. not wait on those 'dudes', just make my plans and if they wanted to see me they'd have to wait. i think i am too available for J... argh. speaking of which, im going out with him again. hahahaha xo

grumpy on 07/17/2008:
actually i don't know, but i won't think much about that again. we're not 'together', i am taking it one day at a time, we're ridiculously happy together, he is too. but he has some reservations, could be my weight, or his own demons, so i am aware that i may cry and get sad again. but this feels too good not to try and make it work as much as i can and the broken heart at times may be worth it. also, i am getting a little tired of his comes and goes, so who knows, maybe i'll get over? i just made the conscious decision of trying again as long as i still have energy and will. i know there's risks, but no pain no gain I guess. Thanks for your support, girl. xoxo

WI3 on 07/17/2008:
Guys are weird that way. I remember after Brian and I had our first date, he didn't call me for a week and we WORKED in the same building and saw each other almost every day LOL. You have the right idea, keep moving on with your plans and let him take his time. Keep up the great work!

maria777 on 07/17/2008:
Good on the cals!

peaceelovee on 07/17/2008:
Sounds like you had a good healthy dayyyy

maria777 on 07/18/2008:
Hope you're having a good day!

lafemme_loca on 07/18/2008:
Good food... good day... :-) what type of protein shake ? Good for you about making plans and not waiting around !! :-)

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