forums directory search about DD
or Join for Free!
Recent Diary Entries
BearCountryGG 3 hrs
Horn_Of_Plenty 4 hrs
Donkey 7 hrs
happy-1 13 hrs
Jacky82020 1 days
InnerPeace 4 days
Maria7 8 days
legcramps 13 days
KathyBlue 28 days
Coffee&Calories 5/03
StarStickers 4/25
grannyannie 3/09
thinkpositive 2/28
Cassie2020 2/11
Adam 1/23
blueocean 12/20
Corazon 10/06
trishpiglet3 9/29
Duaa123. 9/28
tgshare 9/05
renorebul12 8/14
Mayelle17 8/02
sarawills 7/30
Sunny2020 5/19
vettie 4/30

Recent Forum Topics
Spam removed - 9:07P 23-Mar

Spam removed - 9:07P 23-Mar

healthy weightloss - 6:01P 11-Feb

spam in comments - 6:46A 28-Jan

low calorie snacks? - 9:31A 4-Jan

Diet Pills - 11:33P 17-Dec

view horn_of_plenty bio page
horn_of_plenty - Monday Dec 11, 2006
(still counting down 65 days...)
Weight: 109.0

Tuesday, Day 3. still 109, which I don't mind after Sunday's binge-fest!

Monday, day 4.

well, weight is a little up, but it will probably be up more tomorrow morning.

I had a really good rehearsal with the band this morning and the kids really helped me out a lot. I guess when you have such a select group, it's hard not to have things go pleasantly well!

Eating was difficult in the morning and afternoon. I feel like I was having some after-shock from yesterday and it was difficult to get back into some kind of normal mode after a binge. 16 days is, sadly, a lot of days for me to go without binging. It's a hard to break habit, probably like smoking or something. I am a food addict!

I might have had a little too much carrots and dip (babagonoush (grilled eggplant with mayo and other spices) this afternoon. I figured I would eat it until I was satisfied because I realized I was hungry and couldn't concentrate on my work or anything.

Lunch was not that great, breakfast was not that great, and dinner was terrible. The spices and seasonings I used, ranging from garlic, pizza spices, black pepper to vinegar and also bragg's (an amino acid based soy sauce) just didn't cut it. I still ate most of everything though. I destroyed the brussel sprouts I made for dinner and they tasted terrible!

Better luck tomorrow, red peppers...

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

borntocry on 12/12/2006:
Yeah, I am also a food addict. I think it's a much harder addiction to break than smoking, because we can train ourselves to think of cigarettes as taboo but we can't do that with food - we have to eat. So we have to learn how to limit ourselves. And at least tobacco comes in tidy little "serving" sizes whereas with food it's not that easy to tell how much you've had. This is why I have to count calories, even if it's just at the back of my mind, because otherwise I tend to eat far too much. This is why filling up on fruits and vegetables as you've been doing lately is such a good idea. Even fats, like peanuts, peanut butter etc. aren't that bad because they do help you feel full.

I think you're doing pretty well. Even your recent binge was so healthy compared to previous episodes where you ate entire cakes and pies in one sitting - remember that? At least on this diet when you consume a large amount of food you're actually consuming a large amount of nutrients, and not just empty calories.

mattscat3295 on 12/12/2006:
I too am a food addict and it is soooo hard at times to not binge, but you have to eat something to keep your body going and keep your energy up. Have a great day.

WorkingIt on 12/12/2006:
I give you credit for even eating the brussells LOL

Runner on 12/12/2006:
I think you're doing well, too! 16 days is a LONG time without a food binge, at least for me! And you've really stuck to this diet. Good job!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Dec 10, 2006
(still counting down 65 days...)
Weight: 108.6

Monday, day 4, 109 lbs.

Edit: Sunday ends around 3000 calories. I know I'm not supposed to be counting calories, maybe that's why I binged?

First binge in 16 days. arg!

edit: so, no yoga.

instead, I had my first binge since Thanksgiving or so. I binged on 4 bananas, like a half cup of dried fruit and mixed nuts, a half cup of salted peanuts, a piece of chillean sea bass fish, 2 apples(and 2 more later in the day), and TONS of peanut butter, like at least 10 tablespoons. as you can see, the binge was in all foods i can currently eat on this new diet.

so far, my calories, estimated, are: 2725. gosh, dumb move so close to my vacation in two weeks. I just kept going. I am anxious about learning my conducting score and going to work and class tomorrow. so, once again, i stuffed myself thinking it'll magically help me concentrate on all my work. hmmm, not so much.

i just screwed myself, that's all. I will probably have some dinner tonight, unless I feel so incredibly sick, which is never the case by then. It's only 12:30pm. Tonight i'll probably have salad, brussel sprouts, and a piece of tofu. It must be sickening to you to see that I'm still thinking about food now. Yes, my stomach is hurting a little.

I guess as long as in the next few days (but to balance out 3000 it's not exactly easy...it'll probably take till Friday morning if I include yesterday) if I maintain how I have been eating, everything will be alright. I ate all the above food in one hour. I can't take back what already happened.

I guess I didn't do good food planning today and it sent me on a binge.

I hope you all have a better food day than I did.

well, it's sunday, day 5, already!

Today I am going to Yoga even though I am nervous I might not get everything I need to do done today. But, I should be able to, since I only need to give one lesson in the afternoon!

The concert yesterday was pretty successful and the chorus and children's chorus sounded nice with our orchestra. Their conductor is a little out of it though! He needs come conducting lessons!

I went out to eat during our break between the rehearsal and concert with two other people. There was a diner across the street and I got a big plate of steamed broccoli, a garden salad, and two poached eggs. It really filled me up nicely!

Have a nice day everyone!

Progress as of today: 4.8 lbs lost so far, only 0.6 lbs to go!

WorkingIt on 12/10/2006:
Great job on teh rehearsal break food!! Congrats on the concert, sounds like everyone did very well! =) Have fun at yoga, I know how much it relaxes you!

geevee on 12/10/2006:
Your thinking on my food problem is totally correct. I just can't lay down the law and tell me son not to bring home such heavenly delights that I would never in my right mind spend the money for. I am talking REAL, gourmet items.

I daren't ask about Christmas dinner, though I hope he's able to wangle another meal. It was so nice not to have to cook and worry. Everything was already taken care of.

Being able to stick to your diet is something I used to be able to do. If not, I never would have lost 40lbs. At the moment, say, the past year, it has been one, huge struggle that gets ever more difficult.

As for that upcoming cruise - BEWARE of the forced feeding mentality shipboard. Because you are a captive for so many days and have paid X amount, the normal thinking process is to take advantage of the food you've already paid for. BAD MOVE! A friend of mie vowed never to go on another cruise because, "I can't afford to gain a pound a day that I do on a cruise."

That can be a BIG problem! You're so limited as to what you can do that"all you can eat buffets" become extremely attractive, and then you get into the mindset of waiting for the next eating opportunity.

The cruise could very well destroy all the progress you've made plus set you back even farther. Concentrate on the physical activities afforded.

tourguidebarbie on 12/11/2006:
Just remember that you're doing great and one slip up wont hurt all your progress! Keep up the good work! ~Barbie~

Moody on 12/11/2006:
What were you thinking about before your binged? I mean had you been thinking about the foods you binged on? I know that in my past binges I became obsessed with the food until I had it. Just curious if you had peanut butter on the brain before all this or not.

Monday is a new day..dust off the crumbs and move on..you can do this.

WorkingIt on 12/11/2006:
The diet that I am getting ready to go on in 2007 calls for one cheat 'day' each week. I don't think I can do that, but they actually tell you to have a day of cheating and NOT WORRY ABOUT IT. Easier said than done, isn't it? But, I find that when I have those days that I don't fret over every single calorie or every second of exercise, that it gives me the mental rest I need in order to refocus. I think I am still a fan of the one cheat meal per week or one cheat DAY per month. Hmmmm....

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Dec 09, 2006
(still counting down 65 days...)
Weight: 110.0

Edit: my errands took so long this morning that I practiced conducting for about 5 minutes, didn't practice the horn at all, and didn't do laundry. ahhh, and no walking, it's too late and i'm too tired.


Saturday, Day 6!

Today I have a few errands and laundry to do in the morning. I need to go to the bank and I'm on a search for the cooked fish store nearby. After that, I'll practice the horn and some conducting and then go to my rehearsal and concert. I plan on taking a half hour walk tonight when I get home.

Have a good day everyone!

Progress as of today: 3.4 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

WorkingIt on 12/09/2006:
Have a great day!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Dec 08, 2006
(still counting down 65 days...)
Weight: 109.6

Progress as of today: 3.8 lbs lost so far, only 1.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Dec 07, 2006
(still counting down 65 days...)
Weight: 110.0

Friday, day 7. 109.4 So yesterday I was talking to this nutritionist at the gym telling her food and diet is my other passion (outside of teaching music/playing music). I was telling her how if I had to do life all over again, I might enter into a diet/food/nutrition/health carreer. I told her this in this midst of our conversation over the danger of eating too many nightshade and cruciferous vegetables at a time. (something I had been doing by having a whole eggplant each day!) I'll write more about this when she looks up some more info for me in her health books next week. We were both interested!

I have a performance tonight right in my neighborhood and then a rehearsal and performance all wrapped into one for tomorrow. the bad thing about that is that the rehearsal is 2:30-5 and then we have the concert at 7. Sunday will be a lesson and a day for me to catch up on some conducting. It's a long haul until the cruise! It will be my reward, I guess!

Have a nice day!

Thursday, day 8!

I thought today was gonna be a short day. It pretty much was...then, I was on my 12th minute on the treadmill and my mom ask's me to follow her to the train at that exact moment so that she could drop a car off for my sister to come home and then I could drive my mom back home. Just lovely. So, once again, it's almost 9pm and I thought I was going to bed at 9:30. That's not happening, and it's good I looked at my score a little during school because I'm not doing that much work now. (I woke up before 6am).

Hang in there, everyone!

Progress as of today: 3.4 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

maria777 on 12/07/2006:
Well, at least you got some exercise in! Big Smile!

sweetpea1977 on 12/08/2006:
Im with you. I'd love to start a brand new career in something health related. I find that Im a lot more passionate about my health than my current line of work, so it would be great to get paid doing something that truly makes me happy.

Good luck at your performance tonight!

Moody on 12/08/2006:
What kind of dangers could there be from eating too much of those veggie types you listed? I am really interested to find out!

You have a busy weekend planned again..do you EVER get a full day just for YOU??

maria777 on 12/08/2006:
Good for you on the exercise!!!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Dec 06, 2006
(still counting down 65 days...)
Weight: 108.6

Thursday, day 8...NOT cool: 110 lbs.

Wednesday, day 9!

LOL! Fish is so good, but so bad! Hollybelle, nice idea to grill outside. I asked my folks if that would be okay, one said yes, one said no. So, the answer is a somewhat no, but maybe I will be able to grill outside in the future, like in the New Year!

Tomorrow I will be "observed" by the Asst. Principal. I hope she remembers to come! lol. Teaching went well today, I switched another good clarinet player to the massive bass clarinet! nice! Now, when the teacher gets back, she'll be impressed! Her band will be so nice and balanced.

I feel like I accomplished most of the things I set out to do today, and that feels good. I walked on the treadmill for almost an hour and did some weights. I haven't done that in awhile!

It turns out I may have to miss my last day of school in order to go on the cruise with my family! The cruise company changed the flights; and if that is really the case, it really won't be a huge deal for me to take the day before Christmas break off. But, I'll have to let the principal know right away! That would have been my last day of school, too!

Thank you all for your comments :) Goodnight!

Progress as of today: 4.8 lbs lost so far, only 0.6 lbs to go!

Scruffy on 12/06/2006:
Scruff was here :) loved his last cruise

WorkingIt on 12/06/2006:
How fun to go on a cruise! That will be a nice, relaxing break! YAY on being able to do your exercise!

maria777 on 12/06/2006:
Hope you have a wonderful cruise vacation! Big Smile!

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Dec 05, 2006
(still counting down 65 days...)
Weight: 109.8

day 9 wednesday: 108.6 (only after having dinner really early yesterday and not eating to breakfast....)

Day 10, Tuesday.

Thank you Maria, Geevee, and WorkingIt for your comments. Geevee, you really put me in my place, thank you! I needed your perspective on that issue.

Today was busy in school and I stayed after to practice so that I would sound better this evening at rehearsal, which is what happened!

Tomorrow I plan on getting at school around 8 instead of 7:30 because I don't have an early class and I'd rather spend that extra time sleeping or getting ready here. It would have been better if i was in bed an hour ago! But the rehearsals go on!

Tomorrow is a break in the schedule. Perhaps a little more exercise than the minimum I've been doing everyday. I haven't looked much at the conducting scores which I need to know pretty well by MONDAY. My weekend is busy as well, so I really don't know how I'm gonna do it. Friday night I have a concert/rehearsal and saturday I have a concert.

ohhh, you know what? my mom refuses to allow me to cook fish again in the house because she despises the smell! now I'm going to have to buy cooked fish! not cool. but I do understand that it does smell!

Goodnight everyone!

Progress as of today: 3.6 lbs lost so far, only 1.8 lbs to go!

borntocry on 12/06/2006:
Oh, I feel for you! My husband also always complains about the smell of cooking. At first it was just Indian food, which I can understand, but now it's anything with tomatoes, and that rules out all kinds of things. One thing I've tried doing is cooking more in the microwave, as that seems to smell less. You could try that - I've seen recipes for fish in the microwave, and microwave cooking is supposed to be healthier and more energy-efficient. Also there are some fish that don't smell as much as others. Or you could become a sushi chef and eat your fish raw, hehe...

hollybelle on 12/06/2006:
Hi there. I cook my fish on our outdoor grill because it has a burner on the side. Do you have one of those? I never thought of it until my Dad mentioned he did that because my Mom didn't like him to "smell up the house". Just a thought.....Holly

WorkingIt on 12/06/2006:
LOL people aren't allowed to warm their fish in the microwave here at the office because it smells. And if they bring in take out containers of fish, they aren't allowed to throw the containers or leftovers in the indoor garbage, they have to take it to the outside LOL.

horn_of_plenty - Monday Dec 04, 2006
(still counting down 65 days...)
Weight: 108.8

Tuesday, day 10. uhhh, my weight is up 109.8 I wonder why, that seems odd!

Monday: day 11

In fact, I wasn't observed today like I was supposed to be. I woke up extremely early just to plan for being observed and to type up my lesson plan really nicely too! I did it this morning because I was practically falling alseep just standing up at the end of last night. It was a busy weekend and I was drained!

The assistant principal ran into all sorts of problems in the school today from busses being late to other kinds of issues. I went up to her and now she'll be coming Thursday. I now I have to re-type a new lesson. It can't be the same one because it is almost the band concert and I need to cover as many things as I can!

My meeting with Judy was totally DELAYED today as well! I got there at 4 and she told me how someone without an appointment was there to see her with a terrible illness and asked if I could wait. I asked how long and she told me a half hour. So, I left and came back 35 minutes later to find out she was still meeting with the woman! She met with that person all the way until after 5pm.

I ended up asking if it is a regular occurance to wait over an hour to talk to her and she said no, it doesn't usually happen. LOL. All of my scheduling always gets messed up! This is frustrating because I planned to be able to do things and also relax a little tonight. Now, it's almost 8pm and I haven't exercised, showered, or done any work at all for my class. I wanted to be in bed by 9/9:30. It'll happen, but other things will be slighted.

I have a really thin sister who looses weight more easily than she gains it. She just doesn't have that same need to gorge on food like I do. It frustruates me very, very much. She's like a half inch shorter than me and even smaller boned than I am. I know this is silly and juvenile but I feel like I am being compared to her.

Tomorrow is the second to last jazz band rehearsal and it is very important that we get everything done we need to! I know the students will do great and I will mention that to them at the beginning of class.

I have one more late rehearsal tomorrow night and then a break for a few days (which I should probably use to practice my conducting for my class and NOT use doing yoga and fun things like that.) so yeah, i'll use the time wisely since I want a good grade and I want to prove I can do it!

Goodnight and thank you for all of your comments :)

Progress as of today: 4.6 lbs lost so far, only 0.8 lbs to go!

maria777 on 12/04/2006:
Wow...sounds like you are very, very busy!

Hope you had a good day today!

geevee on 12/04/2006:
Oh, geez. You have too much going!Comparing yourself to your sister is the VERY last thing in the world that should enter your mind. Stop it!

Let me tell you something that your own mother could. YOU are NOT your sister!!!Whatever size she is, is the way she is. PERIOD! YOU are YOU! Get it? NEVER, EVER compare yourself to your siblings.

I had five children, and they have run true to form. Billy, the Brute, is still the heavy weight of the family. Sweetheart John is still and always has been the slimmest. And so on. There are body types and weights that do hold true throughout life. All we can do is to modify ever so slightly what we have been given. That's it! Stop worrying!

WorkingIt on 12/05/2006:
I second Geevee! =) I think you are a really awesome person!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Dec 03, 2006
(still counting down 65 days...)
Weight: 108.6

day 10 - Monday 108.8....I knew 108 wasn't accurate the other day! haha

day 11 - Sunday

Today I woke up and did a few errands in the early morning. I ended up not getting everything done that I had wanted to! I rushed to a rehearsal at 2pm and played well, considering the amount of time I had spent playing all week (which was a ton of time!).

I taught a lesson after which went really well and I am glad that my student enjoyed the concert i played in saturday night!

I have to plan a lesson for tomorrow, because I will be observed by the assisstant principal.

I ate a little too much for dinner, making scallops and fish for one meal along with a head of butter lettuce, 1/2 a grilled eggplant, some mushrooms, brussel sprouts, oil and vinegar. I also ate a nectarine and a small orange. I guess I was a bit anxious about doing this lesson plan.

Tomorrow is my consultation with the "nutrition guru" Judy at the health food store, I wonder what she'll have to say!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekends!


Progress as of today: 4.8 lbs lost so far, only 0.6 lbs to go!

WorkingIt on 12/03/2006:
For a meal of eating a little too much..at least it looks very healthy! You seem to eat some very healthy things, that is great!

GG on 12/03/2006:
Aw! I am so jeaous of your dinner! it sounds amazing! I cannot wait to get home so I can cook my food! I love scallops! What was the other type of fish you had? Have fun tomorrow with your nutrition guru! ha ha! I love going to health food stores too: I know that sounds weird but I love to see all the different products! ha ha!

geevee on 12/04/2006:
Everything you're eating is GREAT! No wonder you were able to lose some weight!

Moody on 12/04/2006:
Another observation!! Sheesh!!

Sounds like you are doing great with your new diet!!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Dec 02, 2006
(still counting down 65 days...)
Weight: 108.0

Sunday, day 11. 108.6

For now, I'm going to work at staying at goal weight. I really hope it's not muscle loss or water loss! I don't feel thinner by 3/4 pounds though. I don't look it either and my pants that I would like to wear are still too tight. Maybe that's because when I bought them I was thinner than 108.

I don't plan on shrinking away totally unhealthfully any time soon though because I'm not like that. I still have some extra padding around my waist and hips and would love to loose it.

I haven't been exercising as much because of my schedule. I will definitely exercise today for a half hour, just walking.


sat day 12

I had a great concert tonight. Overall, it was one of the best we have ever played and the audience was so packed that we actually waited before playing the 3rd piece so that people standing in the back could find seats for the remainder of it! The concert was very long! It began a little after 8 and went on until after 10!

We went to Applebee's after the concert. I orderred a salad with shrimp skewers. It was very good! The shrimp was grilled and there were even snow peas in the romaine salad with some carrot, onion, and a little shredded green and red cabbage. I was impressed!

Tomorrow I have a rehearsal and lesson. I'll be trying to get things done between those two things!

goodnight all!

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 12/03/2006:
Yea! You are at goal! Good for you. Glad concert went well and dinner sounded deliciouso!

[ Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 Next Page ]