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horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 01, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

edit: total cal: 1075. 2 points.

so I get home to find my sister.....at 10:45pm telling me that SHE IS TAKING A SHOWER!!!! HOW FREAKIN INCONSIDERATE! SHE doesn't need to wake up tomorrow morning.....I DO!!!!!!!!!1

what on earth!!!! Now, i have to stay up waiting to use the shower?!?!? what kind of nonsense is this!!??! and, she tells me she hasn't been home awhile..only for my dad to yell back that she has!!?!?!? what a piece of ____________!

sorry, but sometimes she is the most inconsiderate person of anyone I know! completely unacceptable for her to go into the shower the minute i walk in the door when she doesn't have school or class or work tomorrow!!!! what d--- nonsense!

whatever, i am pissed!

Moving on!

WI Points for the March challenge: 2 points. yes, i did fit the exercise in!! yay!


Breakfast: emergen-c, peach, egg, yogurt 210 cal.

SNack: egg 70

Lunch: carrots, tomato, tofu 140

Snack: protein bar and tea with milk 200

Dinner: salad, dressing, kelp noodles, eggplant, 2 peppers, tofu. 290

Snack: 2 thin mint girl scout cookies at rehearsal 75

Snack: dannon light and fit. 60

Total cal: 1045 I think.

Tomorrow I'll be having dinner with a friend...and I have no control over calories except for portions, but I will indulge...unless I actually don't like the food (which rarely happens...)


Hoping for a better night tomorrow!!!

I plan on not doing anything helpful for my sister this weekend. she ALWAYS forgets what I do for her!!! She even told my dad how i left a couple plates in the sink from my dinner (although I put all the other plates everyone had used earlier in the day for breakfast in the dishwasher and put all the cans and bottles to be recycled away...and then had to RUN out of the house to rehearsal!!!!! all night!)

she reallly knows how to open her trap and get me in trouble, for the same stupidy that she commits herself to! what nonsense, seriously!?!?!?/

is she that insecure that she needs to see a 24 yr old yelled at?!?!?!

what on earth!

I am sooooooo ANGRY!

borntocry on 03/02/2007:
Man, your family always makes me so mad! Reminds me of how things used to be for me at home, too.

Maybe, just maybe, your sister didn't think about the fact that you would want to take a shower when you got home and wouldn't have much time before bed. So maybe you could try to talk to her nicely about it at first, as I think there's more chance of her responding well to that kind of approach. Like perhaps you could remind her of something similar that you do for her, and then ask if she wouldn't mind doing this for you.

I hate the way she runs tattling to your parents about every little thing you do, though, and then the fact that they always take her side is even worse! At least my parents could (sometimes) see through my brother when he did that. I wish you could talk to your sister about this behaviour too but if she's still immature enough to do it then I doubt she would listen to reason.

borntocry on 03/02/2007:
Hey, just read your comment regarding working out every day. I read about this training program called FIRST, which stresses "quality over quantity", suggesting that it is more important to get in three or four really good workouts a week rather than working out every day. Well, being a naturally lazy person, this appealed to me and I based my training regimen around it, running three days a week and doing absolutely nothing on the other days. However, since then I have read some articles about how it is better to do a little activity every day, even if it's just a really easy or light workout. So I'm thinking of trying that approach now. Like on the days I don't run, I could just try to get in a short walk or do my exercise bike on low resistance. Of course, I haven't actually put this plan into practice yet!!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Feb 28, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

Thursday morning edit: It's a little upsetting to me that I cannot exercise like I want to lately! I guess that's what I have to face until I have established myself and my career!!! I hope I'm not too tired this afternoon, or I'll have to choose to sleep instead of exercise before rehearsal!

Donkey, I refrained from ALL forms of peanuts and peanut butter this morning!


Last day WI Points: 2 points. LOL, water and that's it...it's been a long day and i'm too tired to do anything else, except write my foods:

Breakfast: emergen-c drink, apple, egg, yogurt followed by binge: 2 slices of bread with 3 tablespoons of PB on each slice. Total Calories in breakfast: 1070!

Snack: egg

Lunch: tofu, tomato, carrots

Snack: balance bar regular kind, tea with milk

Dinner: seaweed salad, kelp salad, salad, sugar free balsamic vinagrette, tofu.

Snack before bed: Tomato

Total calories: amazingly, 1690. But it shouldn't be amazing, I did it with my own doing! goodnight! It's lack of sleep that's hurting me now...making me more prone to binging!

WorkingIt2 on 03/01/2007:
Happy March 1st!


Donkey on 03/01/2007:
You are so right about the lack of sleep leading to bingeing. Been there, done that. I hope you can get some sleep. Stay away from the peanut butter this morning!

Justine6Robert3 on 03/01/2007:
Your right, lack of sleep does make you eat more, you need to get some sleep! It is hard to get your exercises in regularly with such a busy schedule, you'll figure out how to work it in there over time!!

Good job resisting the peanut butter, I also love it!! One of my nicknames as a kid was "Peanut" because I basicly ate little else as a picky child!!

Donkey on 03/01/2007:
Re: Update: Good for you for resisting peanut butter. I find that when I start becoming "indulgent" (to put it mildly) with peanut butter, that I have to eliminate it totally from my menus for a week or so, until I feel stronger to resist large quantities. I feel your pain. Believe me, I've gone through half a jar easily before, myself. Not a good feeling esteem-wise, but d*** that stuff sure is yummy.

greengirl on 03/01/2007:
I just recently read a newspaper article about some research proving that lack of sleep can lead to weight gain. You are doing right to concentrate on getting some sleep. Take care of yourself :)

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Feb 27, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

Wednesday Morning: another binge like last night....lots of peanut butter and bread to accompany my apple, yogurt, and egg...

more to come later...


hello. WI points: 14. No points for binge/sticking to diet. nothing extra positive about myself..no reason, just don't want to.

This binge almost got much worse...I'm so glad its not much over 2000. I just lost all appetite to have any more food!

Today was pretty interesting, diet-wise. I decided to have a binge tonight on some chocolate and candy...very close to bedtime. so, now i'm way full and not in the mood to go to bed. But, before the binge, i stuffed my face with 3 kelp noodle packages (the equivalent of like 10 cups of vegetables, combined with a bag of frozen veggies with some seasoning, and a peach...).


Breakfast: 2 cups bran, soymilk, egg yogurt, peach. acutally, it may have been too much bran for me today, as I was needing the bathroom all day!!

Snack: egg, peach

Lunch: carrot, tomato, tofu

Early Dinner/Snack: I'm forgetting...but it added up to 340. There was salad, frozen vegetables (with seasoning and salt), and tofu...cottage cheese with some splenda chocolate flavor.

Snack after class: 100 calorie balance bar, 2 peaches...

Late Dinner that lead into a binge: 3 bags of kelp, another entire microwable vegetable bag with light flavor and seasoning, peach...3 jell rings, 1 mini baby ruth, 1 mini kitkat, 1 mini butterfinger, 3 mini crunch bars. I think/hope thats it!

Total calories: 2010, amazingly not more!!! yay for that.

I'm not even worried, except for what my body might be going through on the inside. Considering the lo-cal days before today, this day has already been "balanced out." I am nervous about the dinner I'll be having on Friday with a friend of mine. We are practicing french horn and she's making dinner. it was a nice gesture. She is much older than me and a very kind person. I work near her house. so, i left it up to her to make what she wants...she knows i'd rather have stir-fried veggies than pasta. hopefully all will go well on Friday!

WorkingIt2 on 02/27/2007:
Congrats on not going WAY over on your calories!! The nice thing is..when you have your binges, you always stay in your calorie limits for the week...so I wonder if your body is just naturally made to have more some days and less on others?

borntocry on 02/28/2007:
So do you think it was a good idea to stuff yourself with vegetables when you felt a binge coming on? Maybe I will try that next time. I have often considered it but generally convinced myself that it wouldn't work (probably just subconsciously wanted to save all available space for cereal or candy or whatever else it was that I wanted instead!).

greengirl on 02/28/2007:
You have been doing pretty well with the calories!! Well done. How nice that someone wants to make dinner for you. I hope you have a lovely time :0)

Donkey on 02/28/2007:
Peanut butter and bread is a HUGE weakness for me. I found a solution to it. I bought a jar of peanut butter at Meijer that does not taste as sweet as the other brand (Holsom) I was using. Even though both were all natural, with the only ingredient being peanuts. The Holsom peanut butter I could eat like ice cream. The Krema brand is more bland, more like a condiment.

Perhaps search for a peanut butter that is low in sugar.

monet0239 on 02/28/2007:
just wanted to say.. helloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :)

Sacrifice2Day on 02/28/2007:
Well I did gain some weight from that binge, 161 to 164 but im at 162.5 now so im guessing tomorrow morning ill be about 161 again. Oh and just a friendly hello from another brass player, im a trumpeter out of AZ, take care!

weightlossyoyo on 02/28/2007:
I LOVE PB, but since the recall I haven't eaten any!

horn_of_plenty - Monday Feb 26, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

WI Points: umm...34 (no exercise, sadly!)

Total Calories: an amazing 1175.

Good things: I accomplished most of what I set out to do. I chose to be alert and ready in rehearsal tonight and not to appear all disheveled by exercising and then going to rehearsal...although i'd much rather have exercised!


Breakfast was large, but I think my body someone was not using it as a binge: 3 peaches, yogurt, 1 cup bran, 1/2 cup soy, 1 egg, 1 tbsp PB

Snack: egg

Lunch: large seedless cucumber, tomato, tofu

Snack: large tea with milk,sugar free syrup, splenda, balance bar

Dinner: 2 kelp salads with seasoning, salad with light spray, 1 red pepper, one tomato, 1/2 cup bbq chicken salad.

Snack after rehearsal: chocolate mint.

Total cal: supposedly 1175.

Donkey on 02/27/2007:
Way to GO!!! Great day (except for the exercise, but if you stayed active, then that's good too)!!!

Justine6Robert3 on 02/27/2007:
Great job HOP!! Thank-you for all the ideas and veggie info! I figured you would be the best person to ask since you just love those veggies!! I'll have to suck it up and give some of them a try, I still think my body is looking for more fibre.

They say breakfast is your most important meal and it was certainly healthy! consider it brain food for the day and maybe the reason you kept it together and were so alert for your rehearsal! All in all another good day for you, way to go!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Feb 25, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

update, i also had two mint chocolates making my total today 1430. still very good.

WI Points: ALL :)

Today turned into a great food day! My plans were all fajumbled though! I had planned to go to a University band concert nearby, not my University though. However, I never made it there because I was working really slowly at home and didn't feel like being in a major rush on the last day of my vacation before school begins tomorrow!

I went food shopping in the morning, bought a book I need for my class in the late afternoon and went to exercise at my University in the evening. That's the extent to my day. Food was great, aside from the ample diet sodas and diet snapple (some blueberry, new flavor).


Breakfast: Shirataki noodles with cinnamon (I like it this way a lot!), 2 cups all bran, one cup soymilk, one egg, cottage cheese with chocolate stevia. 440 cal. (Large breakfast, but very satisfying and helped with eating throughout the day!)

Snack (at 10:30 which turned into more like a lunch!): 2 peaches, Pria Bar, cucumber with some salad spritzer, 2 packages of kelp! This was a filling snack. oh 1/4 cup shredded chicken, 1 yogurt with chocolate stevia. 430 calories

Snack: 100 cal bar.

Dinner: really good microwavable cauliflower lightly seasoned (and salted...i know, too much salt...), iceberg lettuce bag of salad with some spray dressing, 1/4 tofu, apple.

Total calories: 1365.

Justine6Robert3 on 02/26/2007:
Great job on your food and exercise again HOP!!

Yes, the mushrooms I had at the restaurant on Friday were soooo tasty!! I also love mushrooms wich is a little odd being that I'm a rather picky eater! I know so many people who don't like mushrooms, they don't know what their missing, they are so yummy!

I wanted to ask you since you are a huge veggie fan, how strong is the taste of fresh spinach on its own? I am so picky with food but I'm trying to get more vegetables in my diet because that seems to be what I am lacking most! I have bought a spinach tortilla bread that I really enjoy but I'd like to also eat more veggies that are fresh so they are providing me with more vitamins and fibre. Is there any veggies that you can recommend for me to try that aren't super strong in taste?

Have a great day:)

WorkingIt2 on 02/26/2007:
Yummy food day, as always! I am so happy you and I will be in another challenge! YAY! Ohhhhh, speaking of mint...I found that having a cup of hot peppermint/spearamint tea while sucking on a hershey's kiss is almost like eating a minty chocolate bar LOL. Have a great day and a wonderful week back at work!

greengirl on 02/26/2007:

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Feb 24, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

EDIT: No CARDIO. ugh, its too late. WI Points: 22

_________________________________________ Good Evening.

WI points: 22. No points for diet or no binging.

Well, I certainly will not give myself all the points today... Although total calories were 1550, I did have what could be called "binge eating behavior." Breakfast was binge-like. Dinner was way too much food for the average person. I would say that because the only reason I stopped eating was because I was in MAJOR pain from fullness from my dinner.


Breakfast: apple, egg, 2 cups all bran with one cup soymilk, yogurt. 570 calories.

Snack: pria bar and tea with milk and splenda...and countless diet drinks. 160 calories

Lunch/Dinner (at the same time, 6pm): Three packages of the kelp noodles (this alone is a lot of volume to put in one stomach!!!), an entire package of shredded red cabbage (microwaved and i mixed it with the kelp - very good, seasoned with salt, garlic, spices), 4 red peppers heated up, some low cal spray dressing, 1/2 cup shredded bbq chicken, 1/2 cup cottage cheese flavored with stevia choc. flavor, yogurt with choc. stevia flavoring, six chocolate jells (candy). calories: 820

WorkingIt2 on 02/25/2007:
Holy moley lots of cabbage! Sometimes I have those days where one meal will be really heavy, heavier than normal...kind of odd but ok lol Glad to read that your bad days balanced out finally! YAY!

weightlossyoyo on 02/25/2007:
Well hey it was all pretty much heathly!

Donkey on 02/25/2007:
I agree, i think your lunch/dinner was pretty healthy. I know for myself, I would be more disappointed in myself for having more than one dessert than for the level of calories taken in. I think it was a good day. You know, when lunch is skipped and there aren't many snacks, that usually sets me up for a big evening meal too. And those diet drinks (soda pops?) can set you up for overeating too, with the artificial sweeteners (Splenda, Nutrasweet).

horn_of_plenty - Friday Feb 23, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

Update: WI points: ALL!!!! go me, but let's not get too excited!

I had like 3 cups of coffee tonight at the diner. Lots of milk in the last one. So, 150 calories at most.

Total calories: 1,000.

Remember those two really bad days I had? well, they're finally balanced out. It took me 8 days in calories to resemble what is a normal daily intake for someone like me. Not easy.



Good Early Evening!

I will make one later update tonight...

But, since I'm here...

Today I was busier than I expected to be! It was good though, as I spent my time doing things that need to be done before the weekend is over! I went back to the University library yet again to do research, which is still not really "complete." I'm still unsure of the answers! I taught a good french horn lesson, which felt good. I also looked at my schedule for the upcoming weeks...lots of late night rehearsals!!! Yuck, the kind that make me tired the next day!!!!! ugh ugh. I can't turn down these offers...i will not get paid, so not monetary offers. Just, offers that might give me good job connections, etc.


Breakfast: apple, shirataki noodles, yogurt, egg. 270.

Snack: Balance Bar and some flavored water thing: 110

Late Lunch/early dinner: 2 kelp noodle packages with garlic, salt, oregano; some spray salad dressing, bag of iceberg salad, potato/spinach pancakes with a cup of cottage cheese with some chocolate flavored splenda. This was a good meal! 455 cal.

calories so far: 835

Now, I just have to record what I will be eating after rehearsal tonight when we go out to the diner, as usual. I don't want to get a lot of food. Calories are looking good right now. I think I'll probably get decaf coffee or something. If I'm hungry, ummm, soup? we'll see.

Have a good evening!

sharklover on 02/23/2007:
Kudos for getting ahead of the game for this weekend! Maybe by you getting a lot done today your weekend will be extra enjoyable. And double kudos to sticking with that research. Personally, that's one of my least favorite things to do.

greengirl on 02/24/2007:
Sounds like you are having a good day. Well done on the research and the networking to improve the chances of getting a job. Keep up the good work :0)

mylifechanges on 02/24/2007:
wow- great job balancing out those bad days...i'm still trying to figure out how to do all of that! You should be so proud of yourself! With the points, and your calories, and all of your diligence! Keep up the great work!

monet0239 on 02/24/2007:
I had a very busy day today at work.. so I know how ya feel..lol... great job hun,, hugs

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Feb 22, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

WI points: 34...no cardio today, so no exercise points. I did do yoga...it went extremely well!

I had rehearsal tonight and my horn student was there! She came to listen to us play and she loved it!!! She really wants to come to the University next year! The band teacher spoke to her and she was so excited about everything.

We went out after, but i didn't want to use ANY calories...I had one of those early afternoon days again where I pretty much don't eat for the rest of the night. It's been like that for me for 3-4 days so far. I just ordered tea...and lots of splenda. i know, so healthy, lol! (just kidding, i know its not!)

Foods today: emergen'c juice, 2 cups fiber one, one cup soymilk, yogurt, kombucha drink, 2 packages of kelp noodles with a little salt, garlic and oregano (it tastes really good this way), 2 microwaved red peppers, salad, leftover shirataki with stewed tomatoes...I haven't decided really what I think of the Shirataki - it's not bad, just has a slight blandness which makes me want to think of tasty ways to have it...i'm still getting used to it i suppose... bbq shredded chicken and yogurt on a hamburger bun (very good!)...then, another whole bun with two tablespoons PB (right after the first one..i was full, but wanted it/ate it. Later on, I had a 100 calorie bar around 5pm...that's all i ate for the rest of the night, now its 2am. I don't even want to sleep, even though i'm tired.

Total calories = 1400.


weightlossyoyo on 02/23/2007:
I don't think that I could stop eating that early in the day. My stomach would not let me go to sleep. Anyways, you are doing freat with the food, very healthy.

Justine6Robert3 on 02/23/2007:
Sounds like you did well with your food choices and keeping your calories low! I also have trouble sleeping alot of the time. Its very frustrating to feel tired yet be unable to sleep! I hope you got a little bit of rest! Great that you made it to your yoga class again!

borntocry on 02/23/2007:
Hi HoP,

Those hamburger bun sandwiches sound delicious! Gosh... I must get some of those...

Thanks for your comment. My cousin is my height - 5'2". She is a lot thinner than me. I used to accuse her of being anorexic but I have to admit that she isn't, because she does eat all sorts of things that an anorexic person would never touch - just very tiny quantities of them. Maybe she has a really low appetite because she doesn't get any exercise? I don't know...

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Feb 21, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

WI Points: all!!!! yeah yeah! I just need to continue on this path and all will be good! I'be been working out at the university gym and everyone being there working out too is soooo motivating! I love it!

To the Donkey: I presume my body has adapted to my high fiber intake. And, when I sometimes take in all that bran at a time, it works itself through my body calmly/sometimes right away. But, its over and done before I know it (like within the hour or so). The fiber does not get in the way of any daily activities. LOL

I planned on yoga today, but it didn't work out. But the gym, of course, still happened. How could it not, I'm on vacation for President's week!

So, I am almost always more hungry the first half the day. Does anyone else get like that? It might be in my head, though. you see, once I've eaten the first half the day, how and what I eat the rest of the day usually depends on the first half. anyways, today I ate a lot up until 3pm, but hardly anything the rest of the night. odd, but interesting. I think the fact that my calories (overall) are still too high for the week is looming over my head.

ahhh, and I woke up majorly early today. I just couldn't sleep (sometimes that occurs when i'm eating poorly...arg!)

Breakfast: kombucha drink...look it up its VERY cool. but, if your not one for unique tastes, stay away. its highly potent! egg, apple, 2 cups of all bran "extra fiber" (haha donkey!) and 1 cup light soymilk.

Snack at 10:30ish: yogurt, kelp noodles microwaved with some seasoning on top, shirataki which with some canned "stewed" tomatoes and garlic (came out tasting bad and i didn't even finish...i need to think of better ways to make the shirataki...its not going as well as i hoped...lol), egg, one small biscotti.

Snack at 11am!:Hamburger roll with 1 slice mozzerella cheese, 1/4 cup ricotta cheese, and 1/4 cup shredded chicken bbq style. this snack was good. tad salty for me, but good.

Snack at 3pm: 2 cups all bran, soymilk.

Snack at 7pm: 100 cal balance bar.

Tons of diet sodas all evening..and some tea. not so healthy, but it worked for me.

Total calories: 1440. I didn't think it could happen and i was actually hoping for no more than 1800...after all the food i had eaten the first half the day!

oh, someone (leeumom) asked about the salt in the noodles and the sardines yesterday. the shirataki noodles have almost no salt and the sardines were "no salt added." therefore, no salt involved!

borntocry on 02/22/2007:
Hmm, so the shirataki is not quite the wonder food it seemed. I thought you said it had no taste? Or is that the problem - too bland?

I also seem to be immune to bran, and other high-fibre foods. I eat beans and bran every day but they have no effect on me! I did read somewhere that many vegetarians can digest beans more easily than other people because they have them more often.

geevee on 02/22/2007:
I keep forgetting to ask my son Billy about Kombucha. He's really into health foods and nutrition and must know about it. What kind of a taste does it have, or can you compare it to anything else?

I know the Asai (frozen fruit pulp) we use in our smoothees is an acquired taste. It tastes medicinal and is powerful. We might have loads of flavorful fruit mixed with ityet the asai overpowers it and is just slightly affected by the other fruit. It has a muted purplish color - very unappealing - but we love it. The kids don't like it which is fine. All the more for us!

hollybelle on 02/22/2007:
RE: Working out in gym-I am a better "group" exerciser than solitary. I think it comes from teaching aerobics all those years. I have adjusted to solitary exercise, though. Glad you are enjoying your gym experience.

WorkingIt2 on 02/22/2007:
So happy to read on your great days! WTG! I am usually hungry later in the day, but sometimes on the weekends I get the urge to eat a big breakfast. And then I suffer in the evening LOL

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Feb 20, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

Edit on Wednesday Morning: there is practically no way today could ever be as lo-cal as yesterday. For breakfast I had a bigger than normal, but satisfying, breakfast of 460 calories. It included a drink called kombucha, apple, egg, and two cups of bran with soy milk. I don't know if I'd call it a binge. I'm not. My plans got a little messed up today, and i'll have to re-work my day so that i'm not home eating! LOL.


WI points: all!

today ended up being a really packed, good day. I did yoga for the first time in one month! it felt great to do it again!

I also went to the doctor and called the dentist to make an appt as well because I had this weird thing going on in the back of my mouth...and the dentist said i could come at 7pm! so, i also went to the dentist who said i should get my wisdom tooth out because there is no room for it and that's why my gums are all weird around it...as it can't fully come up and its impacted. i knew all of this, but didn't take it seriously. so, now i'll have to remove it...but i can't now..lol, because i need to play the french horn...and surgery will make it so i can't...i'll have to wait till spring or so. my gums don't bother me, i just thought it looked strange in the back of my mouth.

i'm happy i stuck to low calories today and stuck to my "schedule." It was kind of a schedule, anyway.

Foods: emergen'c drink, apple, egg; coconut drink; a big lunch of shirataki noodles, cheese, salad, sardines, kelp noodles, one small biscotti, yogurt (calories were low for lunch actually); kombucha drink, protein bar, dannon light yogurt.

Total calories: 895. yeah, i know.

goodnight all!

I'm not weighing in because i can tell i'm about the same weight as my clothes fit the same; and the scale was stressing me. I've decided just to weigh in at the beginning of the month or so.

weightlossyoyo on 02/21/2007:
What is emergen'c drink? I think I am going to try skirataki noodles tonight for the first time, I have a pkage waiting for me, are they any good? WOW your calories were LOW!!! Watch out for that.

Donkey on 02/21/2007:
I don't think I'd call your Wed. morning breakfast a binge. Bigger than normal, ok maybe. I think it's a good way to start off the day. Don't throw away the rest of the day just because you think breakfast was too big.

hollybelle on 02/21/2007:
Thanks for comments on mine. Didn't mean to stir anxiety regarding wisdom teeth. Most people do just fine-pain for a day or two, discomfort that receeds each day thereafter. Dry sockets are created when a clot either fails to form for some reason or is dislodged by mouth function such as sucking through a straw, spitting (or playing french horn -yikes!), etc. or is disolved (for example by warm beverage, etc.) Most people do just fine. Rachel didn't think the surgery itself was bad at all. They put her to sleep - all in all it took about 20 minutes under the anesthesia. Impacted ones are harder, but with all the good medicine there is out there today no need to anyone to suffer needlessly. I hope that helps some! You are doing great, as usual, on the nutrition! Thanks for posting your menus. I like to read others. Mine are BORING!

leeumom on 02/21/2007:
I did not have much pain at all. Its really not that big of a deal. They give you pain medicine for after. The yogurt sounds good. Think I'll have it for lunch. I wonder about the noodles and sardines as far as sodium. Do the noodles have alot of sodium? I know after I have something high in sodium, I retain it.

leeumom on 02/21/2007:
Oh, I forgot. Thanks for the comment on mine. We do like to walk and be physical, but------ don't much. We were on vacation during that picture. Had a great time thou!

borntocry on 02/21/2007:
You probably shouldn't follow such a low-calorie day with another one just like it anyway. I used to try to do that but I was just setting myself up for failure! Now I tell myself it's okay to go a little over if I was a little under the day before (and you were WAY under!).

Thanks for your comment on my diary. I am going to take your advice and try to have a really great day before the possible bombshell tomorrow, haha! I like that mentality. And don't worry, I'll save the binge for tomorrow, if the appointment goes badly! (Not that I'm planning anything like that, of course!)

Thanks also for your comments on my running story - that was really sweet of you! I also initially worried that I wouldn't have time for such a commitment, that the weather would never be good enough, etc. But then I realised that I just needed to learn how to be a little more flexible. It doesn't matter if I skip a workout because I don't have the time or because something more important comes up. It should be something we do for ourselves, to unwind and have fun. And if we can't occasionally find the time to do a little something for ourselves, we need to re-think our schedules!

greengirl on 02/21/2007:
Doesnt sound like a binge - just a substantial breakfast to set you up for the day, all good stuff!! Sorry to hear about the gums, but if they arent actually bothering you it wont be so bad to have to wait. Have a good day :)

candance on 02/21/2007:
Thank you for your great and comapssionate comments you made to me in response to some of my blogs. I think you have a very good head on your shoulders!

Donkey on 02/21/2007:
I'm sorry to be brutally frank here, but I don't know how you can eat 2 bowls of bran and not end up in the bathroom later on or the next day for a half an hour. I think your breakfast was just fine.

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