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horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jul 11, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.2


much better day today. it seems that when i have a least some kind of schedule, things go better. when i have a totally open day...but things on my mind and work to do (but no other planned activities) a binge is more likely to occur. i'm working on that!

exercise today: 145 minutes (60 yoga, 10 bike, 30 weights, 45 cardio)

total calories: 1520.

total exercise in July: 15 hrs, 25 min.

i had a concert tonight...since it was raining it was inside in an elementary school gym! haha! usually we play in parks in the evenings!

i performed "ok." sometimes, i think if i should GO BACK to school for something else. I'm still young, so it's feasable. I don't know. My dad supports me if i do make that decision. my mom probably wouldn't...but she'd have to if he does. I'd have to work though school if i go back, obviously. i'm seriously thinking about it. I'd go back to work in a health field...maybe a nurse practicioner (kinda like a doctor.) but, it may be too much schooling...and i do need to make a decent living soon! I can't just live on nothing and go to school forever.

so, i'm really trying to think what's best for me...and what i can handle financially. it's good i still live at home...even though i'd prefer it some other way.

basically, employment and if it happens will play a major role in my decision. my parents say that if i had a job right now, i wouldn't thinking about a career change. I say that i like music, i don't love it. if i had to stop playing horn tomorrow, i would. i would always enjoy going to concerts and hearing/seeing performances.

Basically, i want to be happy for the rest of my life....and not dissatisfied with myself or my choices. as i get older, i will have less of a chance to make changes and decisions in what i do. especially my occupation.

i'm a decent musician. i must practice A LOT in order to be that way. like most musicians...but some things don't come as naturally as others.

i frequently feel that i have been unable to take part in things i enjoy because of my involvement in community performance groups and whatnot. meaning, sometimes my exercise routine gets hampered...like during the year...not now, of course.

i don't want to make a wrong decision. to tell you the truth, i have a hard time making decisions and i've been completely indecisive since, well, forever! so, maybe it's a good thing for me to change careers now. meaning, partly why i went into it is because i was just following a path that was already decided by those around me...my mom certainly influenced my decision to go the music education route. it's a good route...but maybe not the route for me. basically, my decision will be made based on how getting a job progresses in the next couple months. in many ways, i would rather just switch career choices now. but of course, money plays a role in all of this...getting a whole different degree is not exactly cheap.

what do you think?

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

harleygirl79 on 07/12/2007:
Nice to see someone else who loves the arts and school. My son is so interested in that. Keep it up!

stringbean on 07/12/2007:
RYC: All the exercise I've been doing comes from my local cable company's On Demand feature, but Leslie Sansone videos are available just about anywhere I think. I've been enjoying the On Demand feature because I can try new things without having to buy a video I may or may not like, or waste one of my Blockbuster movies (Total Access program) on a workout video.

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jul 10, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.2

total cal: 2140

exercise: 30 min cardio

total July: 13 hrs exercise

5:30pm: 1 pepper, 3 plum tomatoes: 1920 calories.

afternoon edit: 2 green peppers. current total: 1830.


ahhh: BINGE for breakfast.

breakfast = 1770 calories!

what i need to do is to keep reminding myself that my body is like a temple...not a trash yard. whenever i'm thinking down, i'll indulge, because i already think i'm garbage...but it's only making it worse. I had decided last night that i wouldn't go to yoga today...because i need to do much more work...and this is what happens!

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 07/10/2007:
hello.. :)..

gerri on 07/10/2007:
think of the pounds as butter , every pound you lose is equal to 1 pound of butter .. then imagine carrying around 10 pounds in a bag.... the power of the mind is a wonderful thing... ughhhhhh.. one day at a time g/f

hollybelle on 07/11/2007:
What's with the "think I'm garbage" stuff? God don't make no junk! *using slang here - but you get the idea - I hope*. Try to see yourself through God's eyes - you are on the right track when you talk about thinking of your body as a temple, not a junk yard! When you do that you are talkin about your physical self. Take it one more step and include your inside self - your mind and heart - not just your body! We are ALL precious in His sight! Hugs and Love, Holly

MyJuneWedding on 07/11/2007:
thank you for the comments. The picture is my oldest daughter Caroline, she was a ring bearer/junior bridesmaid in our wedding. =0)

horn_of_plenty - Monday Jul 09, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.2

Total JULY minutes: 12 hrs, 30 min!

Today is turning into a 100% better day than yesterday. Even saying this helps!

exercise was great: 150 minutes (60 yoga, 10 bike, 30 weights, 50 elliptical) :) yay.

calories: to be updated.

I definitely have a lot of work to do before the night is done...so i'm off to comment and do some work!

Yoga was great...although my body was starting to be ultra sensitive and i was thinking it was because of "TOM" as lately I have been feeling this way. Probably a little under a week. My TOM is slightly irregular but getting better. so, anyway, i bike home...and when i enter the door practically, TOM finally arrives.

sorry if that was all too much info, but i was very happy about how that worked out....otherwise i might have been VERY embarrassed in yoga - i was wearing loose shorts! I'm glad nothing happened! LOL

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

harleygirl79 on 07/10/2007:
LOL Your too funny. Glad it was a better day!

horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jul 08, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.2

total july exercise: 10 hrs.

total cal: 1540

total exercise: bike ride, 45. pathetic, to say the least. not even an ounce of walking. no yoga.

i've been overeating lately, even though i am staying at 1500 per day. 800/900 calorie lunches. Today, i had 140 cal for breakfast, a snack of 360, snack of 10 cal, snack 140,lunch 585, snack 60, . This only leaves me 215 for dinner. arg.

i tried on clothes today...it seems that i've gone up "1/2" a size. I'm now inbetween sizes, nothing looked that good...I'm going to have to deal with it. i have class in a week. its my goal to try to keep up with the exercise...move around always, quit acting so lazy at home.

i know i'm focussing a lot on phyiscal fitness...i'm obsessing thinking about it because i'm nervous about my class....alright...back to work...

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

changeofheart on 07/08/2007:
Your doing great! Keep up the good work.

monet0239 on 07/08/2007:
hello.. try not to obsess hun.. you will be fine :)

harleygirl79 on 07/09/2007:
Like monet said, don't sweat the small stuff. You'll get there.

horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jul 07, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.2

evening edit:

No cardio today. :( I wasted some time in the afternoon and now i'm just doing my work tonight! Next summer....no classes...haha, unless i choose to take something on my own....but it'll be less stress no matter what! Nothing compares to the class i'm taking now! Once its done and my term paper for another class is done...it's on to a better committment to exercise!!! :)

Exercise today: 70 min (10 bike, 60 yoga)


Total July exercise: 9 hrs, 25 min


Good afternoon!

I went to yoga this morning and did really well! Because the weather was nice, I biked there since it's pretty close.

I had a good breakfast and had a small coconut drink during practice. When i came home, I had a large lunch, 820 calories. I didn't think i was going to eat that much...and, once again, it was a "controlled binge." I stopped so that I had at least 300 calories to spare for the rest of the day (dinner). I ate lunch around 12:30. so, my calories are now 1160. This leaves me about 340 till the end of the evening so that the grand total is 1500.

more updating to come.

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

gerri on 07/07/2007:
i wish i had you energy for excerise ... you rock. im lucky if i get 8 mins a month. keep up the good work

gerri on 07/07/2007:
p.s thanks for the comments it sure helps ...

weightlossyoyo on 07/08/2007:
Your doing great!

horn_of_plenty - Friday Jul 06, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.2

Saturday Morning Edit:

I will have a GOOD DAY today :)


total July exercise: 8hrs 15min

total exercise today 90 (30 weights, 30 treadmill, 15 bike, 15 elliptical)

total calories: 1500. :)



edit: should i just cancel my interview???? then, i'd be wrecking my chances. supposedly the job doesn't call for much piano playing. but, i really don't want any more stress right now. i'm probably being LAZY...but, honestly, i can't handle anything else. maybe other people can, but i CAN'T. I'm cancelling the interview.


Remember how i said I wouldn't take any job interviews until the class is over!? Well, I did! and I need to practice piano for it! I haven't played piano in SOOOOOOO long. If i cannot get good enough by Monday, when the interview is, I will not go...I'll simply call in the morning to cancel. This really SUX, to put it lightly. I cannot have all these distractions....and I'm not going to be successful with anything if i keep having to do interviews and stuff. I'm so angry.

I binged after breakfast...one of those slower, more controlled, like "why am i doing this?" binges. Breakfast was good, bran, yogurt, and sugar free jelly. then, i had the new ice cream single servings...but actually two servings per container, ice cream put out by blue bunny. I SHOULDN'T HAVE bought them. i thought i'd be able to control having only one at a time...and i thought that they at first only have one serving because that's what they're called so for the first time in a long time i didn't read the nutritional info as carefully...and then i realized at home that they were double servings. so, after breakfast, i had 700 more calories, because i had two cantainers of ice cream at two servings in each one. (4 servings ice cream.)

breakfast calories: 920 Lunch/Snack: 240

total so far: 1160

today may or may not be a 1500 day.

i am really getting angry, upset, and sick of life at the moment! who wouldn't!?

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/06/2007:
Does this have anything to do with setting a fire (refer to my comments on your July 4th post)?

jon'smom on 07/06/2007:
Hang in there! I will be thinking of you on Monday. Good luck with the interview.

maria777 on 07/06/2007:
I know what you mean about "I shouldn't have bought them"...sounds like me with the sweets!

GG on 07/07/2007:
Way to start off with some postive thinking!! I wish I could start off my days like that but whenever I try I always jinx it! haha! Woah, compared to you I feel like I am doing absolutely nothing this summer! I was going to take an online class but, that sort of fell through when the class I wanted to take had a prerequisite...so ya, I am now just interning at a printing company and a "production company"...both lame & tedious jobs but in the end I think it will look good on my resume! haha!!! What is this interview: I feel like I have skipped a journal entry of yours: I am sorry if I sound flakey or something but remind me!! And dont worry about lying to your mother, we all do it: including me, especially when it comes to work, because my mother is so narrowed minded about work that I just have to say anything to her to please her! ---PS: dont ever call yourself LAZY because you seem to have A LOT going on in your life: if anyone needs to call themselves lazy it is ME FOR SURE! When I am not working I seriously do nothing!! haha, I am pathetic: all I do is work out and then go to work: atleast you have hobbies such as music and stuff: I am musically challenged! haha! Ugh, stupid nutrional facts: always looking for ways to decieve people: and it seems like BLUE BUNNY got you!! haha, oh well...atleast you know now and you also know that you cannot control yourself when they are in the house. Doesn't Ben & Jerry's have single serving cups of their ice creams: I think I have seen them and they are so cute: maybe invest in some of those? You know what, you seem to "eat a lot of calories" without knowing it until after the fact, yet your weight does not go up! YOU"RE VERY LUCKY!!!! --------Answers to your questions------ My dad def. DOESNT eat the way my mother sister and I eat: he eats ANYTHING! Although he isknown to liking "skinny people" but he trys to make my mother, sister & I eat all his fatty foods: he is sucha hypocrite! I think this is why my mom feels pressure to be soooo skinny: because my dad like SKINNY: its sad and kinda gross but true...oh well...they have been married for so long that I dont think anything will change now! My dad is offically retired as of DEC 06' so he is also OFFICALLY bored and thats why he goes hiking every day -with my mom's influence of course- My sister and I are fine: we had a talk yesterday about food and she confessed to me the foods she has been sneaking and I told her straight out what things to avoid. It is so funny that she is not very educated in the nutrition field while my mother and I are...haha, I guess she just cannot be bothered. BUt I told her that I would go shopping with her one day and she can ask me questions about the foods and stuff: as much as this might sound weird: I actually really like doing that: do I see nutritionist in my future? haha. **I feel like we are pen-pals too! I think it is fun! I never came to this website very often until you and others starting posting more comments on my diary! Since we are "penpals" what state do you live in?

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jul 05, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.2

thanks to those who left me positive, assuring comments.

Calories: 1500 :)

exercise: 120 min (60 yoga, 50 elliptical, 10 bike)

goodnight all.

I will comment on diaries tomorrow/Friday.

total minutes for July: 6 hrs, 45 min.

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

GG on 07/05/2007:
Hey, How was your 4th? Anything good & fun?! And as for living "flabby & outta shape" you are totally going in the right direction towards "lean & mean" because you seem to working out a lot, eating healthfully & being a phsyco about food like me! hahahaha!!! Just Kidding!! Good LUck with things!!! You weigh 113 am I right?! THAT IS NOT OVER WEIGHT AT ALL! I think i recall you saying your 5'2"...your perfect!!! How is your class going by the way and any new food finds?!

horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jul 04, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.2

yesterday was a TERRIBLE binge.

today was a 990 binge on breakfast.

doing work. i know its the 4th of July. NO plans. DO NOT want plans...too much work to do. even if i do chill here in between doing work, that's fine. i just cannot be out, when i have work on my mind.

exercise is none so far, i'll update that tomorrow if i do. i decided not to go to yoga, because i didn't want to be a in VERY crowded room. I know how people get and many classes were cancelled due to the holiday! so, i wasn't going to go, after binging last night, looking and feeling crappy with many extra people around.

calories are 1530. pretty amazing. if i don't stay somewhat low the rest of these next couple weeks, i'll regret it standing in front of everyone conducting them. i didn't really loose any weight like i wanted to. stress got to me. i let it...even though it didn't have to be this way at all.

when this class is over, i'll have a term paper to write for another class. if i have any interviews in the next two weeks, i'm not taking them. i have work for this class to do...and i seriously cannot have ANY other distractions besides the yoga...which keeps me sane, as well as any other working out, practicing horn, and performing/rehearsing i do. enough is enough.

anyway, what i meant to say in the last paragraph, is that when this class is over, i am making and keeping a committment with myself. This commitment is about fitness. I am sick of being a flabby, out of shape woman, who is only going to be 25. This is seriously PATHETIC. I don't want to live this way the rest of my life. I want to be "LEAN and MEAN." Just kidding, but i do want to be strong. I'm not just saying this cause i'm stressed. I really mean it. I MUST step it up a notch, and when the times comes, I WILL!

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/05/2007:
It never fails for me - it seems the days I say I am going to really eat low amount of calories I really don't. I think I do better if I just say - I am going to be reasonable. Then, again, sometimes nothing works......it's "just one of those days". Seriously now - if you are 5'2" and 113 pounds - you couldn't be flabby and out of shape - ESPECIALLY with the amount of exercise you do! Sometimes I am too hard on myself because I fear if I am not I won't do what I need to do (I will suddenly get lazy or something), but I have found that a better motivation for me is trying to take care of myself. It is alot less stressful, anyway. You always pull it out of any fire you get in. Just try to make sure you aren't setting the fire!

greengirl on 07/05/2007:
I agree with Hollybelle. Sometimes you seem really hard on yourself. You need to give yourself more credit for all the hard work you put in to your life. Chin up, HoP :o)

horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jul 03, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.2

Wednesday morning edit:

edit: I'm FREAKING out about this class i'm studying for. so, in an attempt to procrastinate, i decided to have a snack yesterday...and, instead, ate over 2,000 calories in the early afternoon.

today: I thought i would "restrict" calories a lot, but instead found myself eating 990 calories for breakfast. at least i'm full now!.



Binge. 3150 calories today. I just cannot learn!

exercise: 70 (yoga 60, bike 10) no other cardio.

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/03/2007:
What HAPPENED??? :-( I'm so sorry; hugs to you...

maria777 on 07/03/2007:
We all have days like that...like we just....HUNGRY!!! Looks like you did get some exercise in, though! BIG SMILE!!!

weightlossyoyo on 07/03/2007:
Don't worry! There is always tomorrow!

horn_of_plenty - Monday Jul 02, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 113.2

edit: my goal for Tuesday is yoga and 40 minutes of cardio.

total July exercise: 3hrs, 35 min

today's exercise: 145 min (yoga 60, weights 30, bike 10, treadmill 45)

calories: 1390 :)

yoga has been soooo difficult lately! LOL, i still love it, though. It seems my muscles have a hard time doing it EVERYDAY! but, as long as I pay for a monthly unlimited, i plan on dragging myself there, no matter what, everyday!

yesterday, at the fair, there were huge giraffs, llamas (which i thought are only found in the middle east but aparently i'm wrong!) they originated in the plains of North America, monkeys, sheep, one elephant, and a camel!!! how odd! I couldn't believe there was a camel, giraffs, and llamas there! but, the humps were strange on the camel, they were moving around a lot! haha.

have a good evening.

Progress as of today: 0.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

greengirl on 07/03/2007:
10 out of 10 for the exercise again HoP. I always thought Llamas came from South America, or am I thinking of alpacas??

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