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horn_of_plenty - Tuesday May 20, 2008

Weight: 131.0


AM entry:

today was a good day as has been the whole week :)

After school, I plan on picking up a free pair of underwear at Victoria's Secret. I get a free one many times of year with a coupon in the mail. I also plan on buying some frames for my college/grad school diplomas and awards. I want to hang them up in my room so i can be proud of my accomplishments. It makes me feel good.

breakfast: cereal/fruit 325

snack: cc 110

lunch: yogurts: 150

snack: apple/yogurt: 200

dinner: 2 cucumbers with dressing, lean cuisine 350.

total so far: 1135. i rocked today!..plus small plum: 1175 :)

exercise: I was going to do yoga, but i think the elliptical at the gym is a better idea today. i will do yoga tomorrow :)

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

rlovell on 05/20/2008:
look at you go, miss thang! new underwear and all. you have come a long way in your minsdet in a short period of time- be VERY proud!

thinnsidenotout on 05/20/2008:
C e L e B r A t E your achievements and allow yourself to be proud!.... Wear those undies!

Good Evening!

horn_of_plenty - Monday May 19, 2008

Weight: 131.0

Good Monday! :)

Early Breakfast: cup of strawberries

Later breakfast: cereal and milk plus a bit more cereal/yogurt

Snack: p cc 110

Lunch: yogurts: 150

snack before yoga: apple 120...yogurt 70

total so far: 845

Dinner: amy's lasanga, 2 cucumbers with dressing 390 :)

total: 1235 = GREAT DAY :) plus a peach = 1275 :) so happy about today.

YOGA after school...I am going to go at 4pm if I get out of work on time. Otherwise, I'll go to a later class.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

selina on 05/19/2008:
wow! you've got a great menu and exercise plans there. hope you have a great day!

mcwoo40 on 05/19/2008:
Hiya,Have a great day,Julie

thinnsidenotout on 05/19/2008:
Have a good one Horn!

Beth201P on 05/19/2008:
You have a wonderful day and keep up the great work.

rlovell on 05/19/2008:
good for you...you are making great strides. your goal will be more than attainable at this rate! xoxo

glycrina on 05/19/2008:
YAY Yoga!! I went last night and it was delicious!! I am trying to convince myself that Yoga is better than french fries . . . I think it is!

balloonlady on 05/19/2008:
I love yoga.... have a great day!

greengirl on 05/19/2008:
Go for it HoP. You can do it girl :)

horn_of_plenty - Monday May 19, 2008

Weight: 131.0

I am very proud of myself and I KNOW I can totally pull this weight loss off. What has been helping me is taking one day at a time, getting enough sleep (although the past two days have been shakey), and remembering there is NOTHING to stress about. The moment I start to worry or get anxious, my plans get blown. So, everytime I feel uneasy, I slow down and calm my thoughts down. It's working.

Putting weightloss as a priority is really paying off. I feel good and partially due to my reintroduction to yoga. I have gone there twice in the past 3 days and my whole body is beginning to feel so much better already. I plan on going tomorrow for sure as I think my ankle is still recovering from my 6 mile walk Sunday. I want to try another six mile walk later in the week if it's nice out.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

mmuraro on 05/19/2008:
Sooo, last time I checked you were 135! This is great, I'm proud of you, congrats! I am working on my catching up too. we can totally do it. xoxo

selina on 05/20/2008:
you've done great and you should be proud of yourself~ have a great day!

Donkey on 05/20/2008:
I'm cheering you on, always! Did you finally face the scale or is this an estimate? Gotta love ya, Horn -- I'm so glad you came back to DD :-) I'll be back soon myself.

legcramps on 05/20/2008:
That's great news, HoP, i've been feeling the same way recently when I started running again. The foggy outlook on life has cleared up a bit, and it doesn't look all that bad anymore! Good luck this week, keep your strength!!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday May 18, 2008

Weight: 131.0


breakfast: 1 heaping cup of mixed berries, cereal and milk: 310

snack: sugar free sour mints: 20

late lunch: 2 4 ounce cottage cheeses (pineapple), apple, tea, 3 extremely small peaches (yes i'm now very full.) 450

feeling bingy. snacked on 2 plum tomatoes and tofu: 235, piece of gum 10

dinner: amy's tofu and rice meal with 2 cucumbers and a little dressing 350. I wanted calories lower, but it was too tasty to throw away.

total calories today: 1375. All in all a good day.

6 mile walk and 25 min on elliptical.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

Beth201P on 05/18/2008:
You are doing good. YOu have a wonderful week and enjoy your evening.

thinnsidenotout on 05/18/2008:
Your makin' it!..... Knew you could!.....

Re: Custodial Job ~ I don't mind doing it too much.... I just put in a C.D. and crank it up, so I can enjoy it.... It is our church building, so it is more of a feeling of wanting to have it clean, instead of a "have to"....

Good Monday to you tomorrow!

jazzstorie on 05/18/2008:
Wow- a very tight diet you got going on here. keep it up and you'll for sure get to your goal. Lets both have a great monday tomorrow!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 17, 2008

Weight: 133.0


exercise: yoga and walking. good day! :)

Today was a good day. I did binge at dinner on over 1,000 calories including a whole sleeve of Ritz crackers. BUT, the whole day/week is NOT a wreck because of it.

Total calories for today are still a reasonable 1900, despite the dinner binge of 1050. The goal for tomorrow is 1200 calories. I will keep myself busy and hopefully I'll be able to reach my goal. I let the best get to me today, but its low enough in calories so that it still isn't affecting the next few days which is good.

Breakfast: 1 cup p. cc, strawberries

lunch: cereal, milk, cinnamon

snack: iced coffee, low cal snapple drink, 1 very small peach, small container of blackberries

snack: sugar free sour mints

dinner: smart ones lasagne, many veggies, orange, sugar free jelly, and an entire sleeve of ritz crackers oops.

I rented a movie for tonight bc i wasn't planning on going out more than one night this weekend. I actually don't mind staying in. I hope to not wake up too early tomorrow. I'm nervous about how I will feel about eating so much tonight. Usually what happens is my blood sugar is really low and I wake up ravenous.

But, I must remember, I have NO STRESS! :) So, I must continue on with this weight loss journey that I have started.

If I reach my goal of 115 by the June 27, I would get myself a gift. What gift? I have to think about this one!

Ok...I just calculated my goal and it seems it is way to lofty. I have six weeks till June 27. It would be HIGHLY improbable for me to lose 2 lbs each week unless I really amp up exercise and keep calories MAJORLY low. I think I weigh about 133 now. 133 - 12 lbs = 121 lbs by June 27. UGH. I'm still going to keep my lofty goal of 115 and I'll see what happens. I'll just work my hardest.

The moment I reach 115, I will start dress shopping for my friend's wedding. But, this can't be the gift I give myself. The only gift that sounds good to me is swimming lessons because I can swim, but terribly. That would be great exercise that wouldn't mess with my ankle which is sometimes weak. But, I am not even so excited to give myself that. Any suggestions on a gift to myself for reaching my goal?

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

Beth201P on 05/17/2008:
You seem to be doing pretty good. Have a great Sunday and you will reach those goals. (hugs)

hollybelle on 05/18/2008:
OH, I love Dunkin' Donuts Coffee! YUM. I buy the whole beans and grind and brew! lso - I had to chuckle at the Ritz Cracker munch you had - I ate 1/2 a sleeve with 1/2 a package of this garlic & herb cheese. There wasn't anything else for lunch really and that's what I wound up eating! As far as a gift? I Don't know. I always like massage.

thinnsidenotout on 05/18/2008:
I would love to be able to swim.... It has been years since I even though about getting into a pool...My Aunt has a gorgeous set-up and 4th of July all the family goes over to her house...My feet are the only thing that get wet! July 4, 2009 shall be a different story.....

Re: Thrift Stores ~ I NEVER used to shop for clothing in our Goodwill ( very dirty )..I used to just go for finding treasures to sell on Ebay, then they did a big remodel a couple summers ago... Target donates all of their unsold "clearance" items to them now, plus they have become very picky about the donations they take in... Nice shopping place now. I have bought almost all of our daughter's clothing there, plus find super nice skateboarding t-shirts for our son... He isn't a "skate-freak", just likes too look "in-style" with the other boys his age...He loves to go looking and rub it in his buddies face that he only had to give $1.99 for his shirt, when they have spent $25....

You are doing good Horn~ Keep it up!

CAMAROHC on 05/18/2008:
Gee, first time I read our diary! How well thought out you have your days! I make mental notes as to how my day will play out and have been VERY aware of what I'm eating in the last few weeks. I'm especially interested in how yuo layout your menu - easy to read and easy to follow! I think I'll duplicate some of your meals and snack ideas!!! Oh, by the way........what is CC?

selina on 05/18/2008:
swimming lessons are great! it's great exercise without straining your weak spots. and it's relaxing. go for it!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 17, 2008

Weight: 135.0


Plans for Saturday:

yoga in the AM. It'll be my FIRST day back. I'm really nervous. Then, visit grandma. Then, a Dunkin Donuts coffee mixed into my day before a walk or exercise at the gym. Lastly, I will rent a movie and enjoy it with dinner. :) to me, this will be a good day.

On Sunday, I'd like to go to yoga twice. This may not work out, since that's a lot to ask for since each class is 90 minutes. You see, my goal is for MAJOR weight loss these next 6 weeks and I will apply as much fitness as I can to my lifestyle. WIth all that sweating in the hot yoga (100 degree room) that I do, I can easily reach my goal. :)


Entry for Friday:

Breakfast: strawberries, cereal, milk: 270

snack: pineapple cc 110

lunch: cc and yogurt: 190

snack: tomato and diet mountain dew 30

snack 3: wine spritzer at happy hour 100

snack 4: 1/2 large apple: 80

total: 790. wow, very low. I must make sure this does NOT lead to a binge later on Saturday. I MUST stick to my positive plan of losing weight for the next couple months...and expecially until the end of JUNE. Don't worry, not all days will be this low at all. Usually I wouldn't even attempt to go below a healthy 1200. this day was out of the ordinary and that is ok once in a while.

i went to happy hour after work. It was a good change a pace and I'm feeling way better lately (aside from these annoying allergies but that's another subject). With no stress, my goals of weight loss can happen so easily. Whenever I get a tense feeling, I've been reminding myself of how easy I really do have it these next few months until September. It's like a long vacation, still working, doing my job by day and spending my evenings doing WHATEVER I want...AND my weekends doing WHATEVER I want. I've got it good right now. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will continue to have it good until the end of the summer. Then, when I go back to school I'll be as refreshed as ever - and I will do well.


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

selina on 05/17/2008:
sounds like you've got great plans lined up for yourself. enjoy your visit with your grandma.

thinnsidenotout on 05/17/2008:
You Will!....

jon'smom on 05/17/2008:
Keep up the positive thoughts. Take care of yourself:)

horn_of_plenty - Thursday May 15, 2008

Weight: 135.0

A few words on my emotions today:


yes. finally I do not, at all, have to worry about September or a Summer job. It is all taken care of. My ONE MAJOR goal is so simple and easy. I just have to remember that there is NO real stresses. NONE. and even if one pops up, I will NOT let it hinder my weight loss. It will happen. I will reach my goal - or as close as possible to it - by June 27 (last day of school). That goal is 115.

Today was a good day. I went to a job interview which was pretty much just going to confirm I got the job. So stress. Only stress was actually getting there and on time! I did it, amazingly. Work got out at 3:30 and then I went home (across the street) to quickly freshen up. Then, at around 4:40 I drove to Queens where the interview was held and reached my location 10 minutes before my interview at 4:15. I found my way after parking in a reserved spot. oops. But, i figured since the day was done whoever it was reserved for probably went home. Interview went well. :) I will start the Monday right after school ends, June 30th - yay!

Wake up: stawberries: 70

breakfast: cereal/milk: 260

snack: p. cottage cheese 110

lunch: CC and yogurt: 190

snack: it's free Dunkin Donuts small iced coffee give away day! :) 40

snack 2: lg apple and diet coke: 130

Dinner: a large 600, but good, calories. adds up to a total of 1400 cal for the day. A bit high, since I want to lose a TON of weight...but that's over. I want to go to yoga but i'd rather be on the elliptical tomorrow. I'm so NOT looking foward to heading back with so much weight on me. :( But, i'll end soon enough. I'd rather exercise any way i can...and i'm not concerned that i'm not going to yoga. The only thing that is of concern is my waste of money on a yearly pass. Nothing i can do now. maybe they'll be kind and give me a few months when they see i haven't used it for so long, but i'm not even gonna ask.

I'm happy that I am succeeding. I may start yoga either tomorrow evening or Saturday morning :) Sunday latest.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 05/15/2008:

Check in on ya tomorrow!

Good Evening!

maria777 on 05/15/2008:
Congratulations to you!

Menu's looking good!

Alexis6100 on 05/15/2008:
Congrats on the job!

mmuraro on 05/15/2008:
1400 is not bad. Congrats on being in control. and thanks for the sweet wishes. I know he likes me at some level (you wouldnt spend 4 or 5 days every week with someone you dont like) but he has his hang ups and i am not sure what they are. they may be my weight, he's pretty good looking and has always had skinny gfs.. i could say he's a jerk and shallow, but you know, i dont like short guys.. so we do have our preferences when it comes to dating... just wish me luck. everyone tells me to get over, withdraw, give up... but what if i did that with my diet? no, i wont give up on him yet. xo

shadetree on 05/16/2008:
You're doing great HoP! Have a wonderful Friday!

hollybelle on 05/16/2008:
Man, you did good on the fee Dunkin' Donuts Day! We just got oone of those here and I'm so glad it's downtown and I NEVER go near there!

hollybelle on 05/16/2008:
Well, heck P.S. Congrats on the job - what are you going to be doing? I'm a little behind on your situation, but didn't see it in the last 4-5 posts!

rlovell on 05/16/2008:
so proud of you hop: congrats! xoxoxo

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday May 14, 2008

Weight: 135.0

today was WAY better than yesterday.

early morning: strawberries: 70

Breakfast: cereal and milk: 260

snack: pineapple cottage cheese: 110

lunch: yogurt and cottage cheese: 200

snack: only a coffee and it was great. 60

dinner: salad, pepper with dressing. microwave pizza. yogurt. 600 calories and sooooo worth it. I like having a larger evening meal (even though studies recommend not too).

total: 1300 awesome calories. The looming interview tomorrow probably helped in keeping calories low. I also had a few errands to keep me occupied today. This is how I want EVERYDAY to be. small meals all day followed by a nice satisfying dinner.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 05/14/2008:
Aha!... Did it.... As said yesterday..Thoughts are with you tomorrow!

Good Evening! ~ Thanks for the B.D> wish!

maria777 on 05/14/2008:
Now I REALLY LIKE your plan! I think calories are calories and it doesn't matter what time you eat them, don't you? 1300 calories sounds FANTASTIC!!! I think its interesting that you wrote concerning your snack...'only a coffee and it was great'...we really learn to 'appreciate' our calories when we slow down enought to 'SAVOR' their tastes, don't we? And I see you did the same thing with your microwave pizza supper...you took the time to really enjoy it and that was real good...keep up the good work!

mmuraro on 05/14/2008:
great job today! and thanks for the compliment.. that hot stud gives me a lot of headaches... sigh. xo

selina on 05/15/2008:
good job! enjoy your dinners. they look wondrful

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday May 13, 2008

Weight: 135.0

all was good until i found out that i have an interview for my summer job this thursday. boy do i have to get over eating for stress. and rlovell had the best advice...she comes home and meditates instead of hitting the fridge. so many good ideas. I will try again NOT to eat an afternoon snack anymore. Perhaps i will stop at Dunkin Donuts everyday for a coffee? do you think that could help me? remember, i eat lunch at 2. then, i could exercise after having the decaf coffee and then have dinner around 6:30. i'm going to try not snacking again. I know its more in my head than anything else.

I overslept by one hour today! It's good I live so close to work because i didn't end up being late for anything that people would notice. :) I am usually pretty good with timing and puntuality haha.

I still had time for breakfast: 240

snack cottage cheese: 110

lunch: cottage cheese and apple: 240

snack: tomatoes and amy's kitchen meal: 300

so far: 890...but i'm wanting something else...binged...4500 total today

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

maria777 on 05/13/2008:
Well, you've still got 'room' in calories for 'something else' as long as that something else is a 'smart choice'...

maria777 on 05/13/2008:
How about salad and tuna wrap? And if not full, another apple.

rlovell on 05/13/2008:
i think snacks are great! i find that when i eat the same kinds of things at the same times i do fine- its all about the routine for me. you will get what works for you and DONT keep anything tempting in the house. xoxo

thinnsidenotout on 05/13/2008:
I eat Breakfast @ 7:30-8:00...Snack @ 10:30...Dinner @ 1:30-2:00...Snack @ 4:30...Supper between 6:00 - 7:00 (depends on when hubby gets home)... I try to keep this routine daily, even on the weekends.... Trying to not allow for "triggers" and take time to eat during those scheduled times, while doing NOTHING else, but sitting & eating...When I eat on the go, I don't feel that I have eaten properly and ALWAYS want more.

I will be thinking about you in your interview and hope that all goes smoothly..

rlovell on 05/14/2008:

legcramps on 05/14/2008:
Come on HoP, day by day, step by step.

mcwoo40 on 05/14/2008:
Hiya,Hope your havin' a good day,Julie

horn_of_plenty - Monday May 12, 2008

Weight: 135.0

today was hard in the morning after eating so much sugar last night. i felt it.

moving on! No stress is the name of the game. Although my face is definitely not looking its best due to lack of sleep all week and my "monthly guest," I'm quite happy that I don't have any more studying to do. I'm just thrilled. I was planning on yoga but now, because of what time of the month it is, I'd prefer NOT to do yoga today. Instead, I'm definitely going to the gym. Then, definitely to the supermarket bc i have no food. I especially need some milk.

Breakfast: milk and cereal: 250

snack: cottage cheese pineapple: 110

lunch: pineapple cc and BIG apple: 250

snack: cereal, fruit, milk, also a salad later on...400

dinner: an amy's meal and 2 whole zucchini 380

total: 1390 sheesh, i was hoping more in the 1200s. That might actually be too low but i'm going to continue to aim low.

exercise: just 30 min elliptical. i need to work on my sleeping i was sooo tired today after work.

I want to get OUT of the habit of having a snack after work the moment i get in the door.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

rlovell on 05/12/2008:
you sound so much like me!! as soon as i come home i freak out- or was conditioned to eating something the moment i got in. you have to make yourself have a routine of something different. mine is putting my bags down, laying flat on the floor and meditating for at least 5 mins. whatever works! you will find the food becomes secondary to solving stress xoxo

greengirl on 05/12/2008:
Good luck HoP. You know you can do anything if you set your mind to it !! We are in this together :)

maria777 on 05/12/2008:
Sounds like a good plan cause snacks DEFINITELY DO add up!

thinnsidenotout on 05/12/2008:
Have fun at the grocery store!..... I used to love going, but since prices are getting so high...I despise it!...Especially for a family of 4....AHHHHHHH!!!!!

Planning is going to be your friend!

selina on 05/13/2008:
sounds like you've got real good plans

legcramps on 05/13/2008:
Sorry you're having a bit of a rough time right now. Get some rest!

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