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horn_of_plenty - Sunday Oct 21, 2007

Weight: 124.0

I know tomorrow will be a good day too. Planning is ESSENTIAL!

Great day due to good planning.

Exercise: 6.5 miles walking. 2 hours and 10 minutes. Actually, it took me much longer than that, but I always record 20 minutes for each mile I do. I even stopped for a rest along the way today during the middle of my walk because I was soooo tired. I didn't walk this morning and I can tell my body has gotten used to the nice lift a morning walk provides. I missed that feeling.

I went to see The Kingdom today. It's a great movie about our polital policies with the Saudis and it relates to 9/11. It's quite a dramatic movie, to say the least. If you don't like gore and brutality, I wouldn't see it. I liked it very much.

Total exercise in October: 26 hours, 20 min :)

calories were 1200.

I think i made up for Friday's binge. Now, my goal is to maintain this low level of calories until next Monday. I want to loose some of the weight I recently gained.

alexa on 10/21/2007:
congratulations on a great day! i think i'm going to start walking in the morning too. that sounds like a great way to start a day

fritters on 10/22/2007:

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Oct 20, 2007

Weight: 124.0

exercise: 2hr, 10 min

total: 24 hr, 10 min!

today was a great calorie and exercise day. I'm heading in the right direction. Tomorrow, I know, will be just as good! :)

calories are close to 1200. :) i'm very happy about this!

exercise: 1 mile in the morning, 5.5 mile walk near the water. so far, 6.5 miles. I might walk on the treadmill for a little while as I watch some tv.

I've also joined this dating service. lol. it's something that's pretty popular on Long Island. I've been talking to a few people online. Hey, its just good fun.

Have a goodnight everyone. I never ended up seeing a movie today. But, tomorrow, i'm going to see the new movie with Halle Berry in it! :) I love her acting.

Goodnight all! :)

I will plan for tomorrow. Whenever I have a plan, the whole day goes sooo much smoother! Also, the walk in the morning after I have breakfast is working out well!

fritters on 10/20/2007:
You are right those plans really help. Thanks for the input on my no sugar. I am pretty much an all or nothing person, so I am going to go with the nothing when it comes to sugar. Today was easy - I ate an Asian Pear and that took away the need for sweets. Also gave me a some of those carbs that we all need.

workingit2 on 10/20/2007:
How nice that you had such a great day! Enjoy your movie!

Donkey on 10/20/2007:

legcramps on 10/21/2007:
Wow, great job on the exercise today!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 19, 2007

Weight: 124.0

Saturday afternoon edit:

this day is really turning into an ugly day. it's turning ugly because everyone is fighting and the whole atmosphere in this house is just nasty. my sister is b----ing everyone around. I really DON'T understand it. She really expects us all to do things for her. I asked her to take the soap out of a tubberware container that i had bought and she just wouldn't do it. i asked again, with more authority, and she got all pissed at me. She said there were no other ones like it. I told her to buy one. she still wouldn't take the soap out. I took it out. I got SCREAMED at by my mother. arg!


Saturday AM edit:

So today is good so far. I had breakfast and it was bran and soy peanut butter protein powder mix with water. It was satisfying. then, i drank a lot of water with cherry chocolate flavored stevia in it. My stomach is pretty full - being from breakfast and from last night.

The plan is to walk on the treadmill for 1/2 hr, clean the bathroom, shower, watch a movie, exercise at the park, go to the bookstore, exercise at the gym, and watch another movie tonight. arg. I really wish I could start volunteering already. I just finished all the medical tests for it yesterday! :) I will also probably start working at the elementary after school a couple days a week. more to update later.


Friday entry: exercise was not so great today. morning was 20 min treadmill, evening was 5 min treadmill and 20 min bike.

total exercise today: 45 lousy, slow minutes.

total Oct: 22 hrs :)


I had a totally preventable binge. arg. it's ok though. If i eat well, correctly, over the weekend @ 1200 cal per day I will be happy.

Today's calories are 3800. The binge was in the evening and it was on bread and peanut butter. haha, 1/2 cup peanut butter and lots of bread and a banana. and this was after a meal....and then i had two "real" jellos, cereal, more cereal and soy milk.

hmm. i will exercise. I think it'll just be a walk on the treadmill at home so that i can wear whatever i like and not see anyone. lol.

today's weather was CRAZY. it was pouring and when school got out i had to walk students to the bus in the pouring rain. oh my. i got drenched, then i had to find my car at the train and go straight to the doctor to finish up a blood test that i didn't do in order to volunteer. it's all done now! thankfully!

now, i'm going to check the weather and see what plans I need to make in order to get a good amount of exercise in for this weekend!

goodnight all!

fritters on 10/19/2007:
The peanut butter part of your binge sounds really good!! Have a good weekend

Donkey on 10/19/2007:
Can you get peanut butter out of the house for a while, without the family falling apart about it?

monet0239 on 10/19/2007:
hey sweetie.. :).. peanut butter and bananas huh.. OK Elvis.. hehe.. the stuff is good though.. that's for sure.. Sorry about the rain.. always comes at the wrong time huh..lol.. it should rain after midnight.. till about 4:00 am..lol.. then be all sunny during sunlight..lololol.. wouldn't it be nice if it worked that way.. hehe..

I wish you the best for the weekend.. you'll do great!!,, hugs my friend..

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Oct 18, 2007

Weight: 124.0

total exercise: 21 hrs, 15 min :)

today was a little odd. I had a powerpoint meeting after work which was helpful. I also went to exercise, only to find out there was also some marching band festival going on. i stopped by to watch a little bit after exercising. then, i accidentally walked the wrong way back only to see the gate locked. i had to walk 10 minutes back the other way. There was nobody around and it was definitely a little scary, to say the least.

calories were good, because i was busy and because i made good choices. same with exercise.

calories: about 1330

exercise: 1 hr, 20 min :)

legcramps on 10/18/2007:
Hey, great work with the exercise! I am embarrased to tally my own for the month so far - and I can't see it getting much better before the month is up. Oh well, you're an awesome example of how to get that exercise in, and total inspiration! Keep it up and you'll motivate me to meet my own exercise goals!

workingit2 on 10/19/2007:
oh I don't like being scared! Good job on your exercise and on giving your body a break from the heavy calories =)

fritters on 10/19/2007:
I am always going the wrong way - glad I am not alone!!! Have a good Friday!

jon'smom on 10/19/2007:
Keep up the great work, I know you can do it!

hollybelle on 10/19/2007:
YAY!!!!! Great day - even with taking the wrong way. I did that on my bike last night - I rode to a new neighborhood and it looked liek one way was the way out (I didn't pay attention to the street signs, of course) and I rode about 15 minutes longer than I intended to! That's one way to get a better workout, I guess!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Oct 17, 2007

Weight: 124.0

I'm a bit tired...so, i'm just going to bed early, 30 min walking.

total 19 hrs, 55 min.

I actually did have a pretty busy day. first time in awhile and tomorrow will be similiar to today! :) Life needs activity sometimes.

calories could have been LOWER, but i shouldn't even worry about that because my body needs to adjust SLOWLY, as workingit would agree with, to this lower calorie diet. today is 1600. I had some extra veggie sausage and bread at dinner.

i had my first fall apple today. i hadn't been eating much fruit, or practically any fruit, for about one month. It tasted really good. I'll be definitely having one a day. I intend to begin the day with an apple before what i hope to be my usual 20 minute early morning walks. I will build up minutes from 20. For the rest of the month, my goal is 20 minutes every morning.

I would love if then November would be 25 min in the morning, December 30 min, January 35, February 40, March 45, April 50, May 55 minutes. After reaching 55 minutes, I'd stick to that as my early morning exercise.

nothing else new. Just a few teaching courses through the district! :)

I'm pretty tired.

fritters on 10/17/2007:
Fall apples are so good! You might want to add a little protien with it. I am learning that we should have protien with every meal.. Before we exercise, if we eat, it should be some protien - something about if you eat carbs - your body burns the carbs you just ate instead of burning fat.

fritters on 10/17/2007:
Thanks for the encouragement - that is exactly what i need to do - pick myself up and get going! Thanks!

workingit2 on 10/17/2007:
Oh hey great job! I agree..gotta work up (or down) to things when you are in the whirpool cycle!

birds on 10/17/2007:
do find some 3 min hills or stairs during your walk.

mylifechanges on 10/18/2007:
what a great walking plan! sounds good!! i'm sad that i'm missing the fall colors and festivities of the states. we receive fall apples here, but they just don't seem as festive. :) enjoy your busy day tomorrow!! i love the feeling of accomplishment after a busy day too!

hollybelle on 10/18/2007:
The apples here have been horrid all summer. I thought we would have good ones before now, but No. I will look into going to one of the orchards around and see if it's time or what...... Good day you had here. It is good to be busy. Just keep it all in perspective if you can. Try to dwell on positive things. Keep up the good work.

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Oct 16, 2007

Weight: 124.0

NO Exercise.

i must update one more time today. I shouldn't be acting this way, especially because this is the EASIEST of all jobs i have had in the past 4 years, including this year. I have NO reason to not be able to accomplish what i wish. But, I AM ruining it for myself.

I am going on a 1200 calorie diet. And i would really like to say i will not binge again.

today was not as good as the preceeding days...and my pants are getting really tight!!!

i need to be mature about all of this. i'm acting really immature, eating whatever i wish. this is not smart.

i've been buying stuff out of the vending machine at lunch. It's pretty much on a daily basis. it's not healthy, but i was figurring that would be a great way to end cravings. nah. it's not working. I still binged after school.

therefore, i will have to change my mindset. yet again.

no more junk good. more veggies. my skin is bad because i've been eating bad.

calories are BAD: 5,000.

Donkey on 10/16/2007:
I think when people make the transition from student to job, that gaining weight can be a fairly typical occurrence. Maybe not 5000 calories worth, but still understandable. I gained 20lb with my first full-time job and finally, I decided that I was going to put away the scale and just practice healthy habits. I did this for 6 months, and I dropped 43lb, a loss I maintained up through my courtship (dating), marriage and married life. Of course, it all went to hell in a handbasket with my pregnancy(-ies), but that's a different story.

What I"m trying to say is that rather than count calories and weighing in... maybe it would be better to focus on living and moving out on your own or going to radiology school -- things unrelated to diet and exercise -- for a while.

fritters on 10/16/2007:
Maybe you could back some fruit and vegies and leave your money home - then you can't get to those goodies in the vending machines - just a thought!

workingit2 on 10/16/2007:
I really liked Donkey's entry! Take good care of yourself!

legcramps on 10/17/2007:
Like Donkey, I also gained weight with my first full-time and responsible job, however I subsequently lost that weight by buying myself a scale and eating and exercising with much more enthusiasm than ever before. Sometimes it's difficult to say what will work for you. You need to figure that out for yourself.

I am finding out that my eating has a direct correlation with my feelings. When I eat well, I feel happier and more content with my life and myself. When you're more balanced and consistent with everything you do, life will go a lot more smoothly. Things will make sense. Willpower will be strong.

Good luck!

P.S. The wrap I had at Subway was on whole wheat...:)

horn_of_plenty - Monday Oct 15, 2007

Weight: 124.0


calories: 2065 ehh. i messed up in calculations and i meant for it to be a little lower.

exercise today: 1 hr, 45 min :) mostly walking/bike.

total oct: 19 hr, 25 min.

workingit2 on 10/15/2007:
Great that you got some fresh air today! YAY!

Donkey on 10/16/2007:
That's still a GREAT day, HoP!!!

hollybelle on 10/16/2007:
NOT a bad calorie day. Your last few days have been great.

Ah ha - I see you rode your bike. Isn't it just great weather for it? I have to say I am in love with the bike. Who would have thought it?

mylifechanges on 10/16/2007:
i think you did a great job today!! I'm hoping to buy a bike soon to use that form of exercise also! I think it's wonderful. :) Thank you so much for your encouragement on my site. You can't know how much I appreciate it. The fight IS a mental one, which is why it's so hard I think. But day by day, I feel like I'm getting stronger. I still have tons to lose, but knowing that I have support is amazing. So thanks. :)

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Oct 14, 2007

Weight: 124.0

exercise: 1.25 miles in morning. i'll also count half the time i was at the fair. 1 hr walking. total exercise: 1 hr, 25 min :)

total oct: 17 hrs, 40 min :)

today was a good day.

total cal: 1800.

Breakfast: cereal and protein powder: 320

snack: veggie burger and broccoli slaw. kombucha.

snack: protein bar from special k. good! 180 cal.

lunch: ham on whole wheat with some spray butter. green pepper.

snack at fair: 3 pickles

dinner: subway wrap and sun chips...and a chocolate ice...and some protein powder and water mixed. (too many calories here, but not really, i was too hungry too many hours went by. 500 + 120 + 100 = 720 cal.)


fritters on 10/15/2007:
Alot of the people using this site seem to be able to eat a lot of calories and still lose weight- I hope that I will be able to work up to 1800. I have never lost eating more that 1600- didn't matter how much I exercised. I am excited to try this diet of mine with this great online support!

shadetree on 10/15/2007:
Do you carry snacks with you - you mentioned the special K protein bar, south beach makes a good peanut butter one (they have a number of different flavors, the cinnamon & raisin is too sweet for me, there's a chocolate one...I haven't tried the special K ones...) so that you have something for those times when you start to get a little hungry? This might tame the hunger a bit, calm the binging a bit. Just a thought!

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Oct 13, 2007

Weight: 124.0

Sunday morning edit:

I'm doing well today. Woke up and had breafast and went back to sleep for about an hour. I woke up at 7am. I had some cereal and soy protein mix and it was all very good. 320.

I had a snack of a veggie burger and broccoli slaw with dressing. 185.

I had another snack of Kombucha. I cleaned my room and did laundry.

Now, i'm going out for a walk at the park. Then, lunch. Then, to an Oyster Festival, haha!, with some friends. I live on the east coast - and there's always great things to do this time of year. :)


Saturday PM entry:

today was an overall good day.

Breakfast = bran cereals and water/protein powder peanut butter flavor mix. 315 cal.

snack: coffee 40

lunch: subway wrap (some kind of white wrap) with roast beef and harvest cheddar sun chips 520

snack: kombucha, veggie burger and broccoli slaw with spray dressing 205

dinner: subway again, different place. They had DIFFERENT wraps here. I liked it better because the wrap was whole wheat and larger than the white wrap i had for lunch. I had salsa flavor sun ships. 500

snack: diet coke. i might have something else later. It's only 8:39 and i'm getting all snacky already. Dinner was at 7:30 so i really shouldn't be hungry. and tomatoes (40)

1620 calories.

I did 5.5 miles at the park. This park is awesome because one way is half that mileage. So, going back and forth only once gets a whole lot of miles down!

time: 110 minutes (1 hr, 50 min.)

total oct exercise: 16 hrs, 15 min :)

workingit2 on 10/14/2007:
Congratulations on the good days. I want to go see Elibabeth as well. If I do really good this week I may reward myself with a trip to the movies this weekend. Thank you for all your support, we are both doing as much as we can each day to HANG ON to the roller coaster ride lol. Take care ((((((HOP))))))) *friendship hug*

horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 12, 2007

Weight: 124.0

Saturday afternoon edit: I'm having a good day. I had a cereal breakfast with protein powder. Lots of bran to get things moving. I went to see the movie Elizabeth: The Golden Age. It was pretty good. some gorey parts, nothing too bad. I had a decaf coffee during the movie.

I had lunch at 1:30 and was sooooo shakey before eating. It was sick! I bought sun chips and a roast beef wrap. I had to drink a whole 20 ounce or whatever it was of water, taking my time, before leaving Subway. I came home and took a nap!! Did some laundry, ironing. I drank a little Kombucha and now I'm off to the park. Btw, i felt better after lunch. I had breakfast around 9:15 and it was awhile since breakfast before lunch, which contributed to the shakeyness.

865 calories + kombucha = 925 calories :)



45 min exercise.

total = 14 hrs, 25 min :)

calories: 2330 (added a green pepper before bed)

lol. i just have to laugh. binged on 5 packets cinnamon oatmeal. right out of the packages with a spoon. no liquid

total cal today: 2300.

calories so far are 1660. didn't stick to any kind of low sugar plan. breakfast = pretzels 220 bc i was running late and the selection at school that i had to choose from was HORRIBLE!

snack = veggie burger and tomatoes = good snack. = 130

lunch = ham, alfalfa sprouts and tomatoes = 200

snack after school/binge = alfalfa sprouts (whole container), carrots, 4 veggie burgers, 2 yogurts with fruit flavor and lots of sugar in them along with 2 scoops of protein. 1110

want to know some gross information? I have been eating so much that my body can hardly hold it in anymore. I have trouble walking around and feel like I constantly need to use the bathroom. LOL, sadly, you can't do that while teaching at school. I actually had to wear something protective so that I had no major accidents until being able to get to the bathroom. That's disgraceful!!!

I'm working on it...LOL.

I'm working on it...

It's soooo hard to stop binging. This can be a great weekend.

It really can. I need a plan. That's what i'll do now :)

Donkey on 10/12/2007:
Yes, you need to keep working at it. It's a process, and I truly believe that each person needs to find the process that works for them. For example, cold turkey won't work for everyone. You also have to want to stop the destructive habit. Do you think this is the case with you, or do you think that maybe somewhere deep down inside, you're enjoying the "kid in the candy store / eat all you can eat" feeling?

2300 calories isn't that bad. I've done 2400 and called it a good day before. I think it's the WAY you're eating most of your calories all at once that I worry about. And if you're at the point where it's interfering with your daily life, e.g. protective undergarments, well... that's probably a red flag, don't you think?

jon'smom on 10/13/2007:
I'm sorry to hear about the binging. I appreciate your honesty about everything you are going through. Admitting to everyone that you are binging shows you want to change this habit and I think you can! Just keep working on it.

legcramps on 10/13/2007:
What is kombucha?

Are you able to snack throughout the day? I know it might be hard to get into the routine at first, but it might help with the shakiness you're feeling and maybe even the bingeing too. Give it a try?

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