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horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 30, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

edit: for those wondering about my ankle, i had broken it years back. it gets week when i overuse it. so, i ran one day (tuesday) and then walked a little too much on it wednesday. Now, its a bit week and hurting from overuse. I've learned that running/walking is best done every other day...for me right now, anyway. however the yoga helped it a lot last night!

WI points: i did yoga, but no walking. no points.

calories: 2055.

many types of foods. a bit too much splenda, diet foods. but, also a nice amount of veggies. I haven't been having a lot of my usual apples a day or any fruits because i'm allergic to them around this time of year! yup, during the spring, when i have my seasonal allergies to pollen, i am also more allergic to fuits and they leave my throat ichy and i start to cough. so, not as many fruits right now.

i'm so happy i did yoga. it really helped me relax and it was a perfect class. I ran into a few people i know there, too!

as for the peanut butter cheese crackers...they are the typical vending machine food. so, biscottibody guessed right! they are simply peanut butter on crackers that are cheese flavored! i wished there was more peanut butter on them, but they did hit the spot.

goodnight all!

borntocry on 03/31/2007:
Oh, how did you break your ankle? My husband has a similar injury - he was playing basketball at college when someone jumped up and came down on his ankle. It wasn't broken but the orthopaedic surgeon said it was the worst ankle injury he had ever seen, and it ended my husband's promising tennis career (which his coach was not too happy about!). To this day he does ankle exercises every day to keep it strong, because it has a tendency to bother him too. I don't know if anything like that would help you, but personally I have also found that running/walking every other day works better for me than every day. If I do it two days in a row, I make sure it's a very short distance and/or relaxed effort.

horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 29, 2007
(calorie counting, all foods, LOTS of veggies)
Weight: 0.0

yay, finally. bed with good calories. Total cal: 1360.

tomorrow i'm planning on up to 1700.

i'm also MAJORLY excited to do yoga in the early evening.

i'll officially be on vacation after tomorrow, so yoga...here i come!

so, I've had a pretty good day.

No exercise...my ankle has been bothering me since yesterday.

I bought some peanut butter cheese crackers...i was craving them.

I hope to keep calories around 1500 today.

Perhaps another update tonight!

borntocry on 03/29/2007:
Peanut butter cheese crackers?! I don't know what those are but they sound irresistible!

greengirl on 03/29/2007:
I have to echo BTC! Peanut butter cheese crackers??? My eldest son would love them. Peanut butter and cheese sandwiches are his favourites!!!

borntocry on 03/29/2007:
Peanut butter and cheese sandwiches? Now that's just gross...

GG on 03/29/2007:
What did you do to your ankle? I hate when I hurt my legs/ankles/knees but it hampers my walking and I LIVE TO WALK! haha! Good luck on your calories! I know I am going to be eating a ton tonight because its DADS cooking tonight! haha!

Justine6Robert3 on 03/29/2007:
Yummy, peanut butter cheese crackers!!! I've never had them but I put peanut butter on cheese nip crackers and its soooo good. My daughter loves it also. Everybody else thinks it's gross to put cheese and peanut butter together but they obviously have never tasted it, its so yummy!!

Good job on your calories today! Enjoy your vacation and your yoga classes!!

Justine6Robert3 on 03/29/2007:
Hope your ankle feels better!

hollybelle on 03/30/2007:
ARe the PB cheese crackers what we used to call Nabs? I love those - especially with a diet coke!

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

i did get in my exercise. WI Points: all.

I didn't go to a rehearsal tonight because i've simply had enough. i didn't want another late night. it wasn't a very important rehearsal...and if the conductor doesn't want me there bc of too many missed rehearsals, that's fine! yeah, i'm not worried about this one. Tomorrow i have a late night, for 4 1/2 hours, and that's simply enough for me!

I planned on eating around 1760 calories, but overate in desserts - 3 greek yogurts and an apple, to reach a total of 2070 calories today.

therefore, now I have a five day average of 1850.

If i eat around 1400 tomorrow, i can lower my total to 1775.

thanks for your concerns about my teeth! I agree that it would be VERY unfortunate to mess up my mouth at the young age of 24! I plan to get them out this summer...I'd unfortunately be paying. But, that's the time when i can most spare having the surgery.

have a goodnight!

Justine6Robert3 on 03/28/2007:
I'm glad your tooth is feeling better. The fresh air is so nice and it really cheers you up when you get a little sunshine!

Hope you get a good nights rest for your rehearsal tomorrow!

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

4 day total = 1795. i'd like a tad bit lower.

today i ate 1400 instead of 1200. I went overboard on dinner. it was good, though. just too much volume. really filling, how i like it. but i probably should have stopped before the 100 calories of sugar free jelly i had! (10 tablespoons).

2 WI points! yay!

i'm sooo happy i got to go outside today. I jogged for about 20-25 minutes and walked for the other 5-10 minutes!

hotmomma on 03/27/2007:
Don't you love the sweet spring air? There is just something about it that makes you happy. great job on your eating efforts, wish I could get myself to eat a bit less but I am not quite there yet.good job:)

borntocry on 03/28/2007:
Hi! Thanks for looking at the shirataki noodles for me! I've read a lot of reviews online so I know about the smell. Hope it doesn't put me off too much (but it takes a lot to put me off food, haha). It's funny how some reviewers seem to love them and others hate them. I am really curious now - I can't wait to see what I think of them!

You're doing great with the exercise, by the way! That's a nice long jog/walk you got in there!

And thanks for your input on my weight/exercise situation. I've tried doing sit-ups off and on but am not doing them at the moment. But my abs/stomach area is not the problem - it's my hips! I am getting sick of dieting, but as you mentioned I have to keep it up for a few more days because there's going to be some serious over-indulgence with my family around next month!

hollybelle on 03/28/2007:
Glad to hear tooth is better. Keep an eye on it. I think everyone sufficiently "fussed" about it to you, but what all said is true. Don't mess around with infection - especially in tooth......Good day - yay for outside activity!

greengirl on 03/28/2007:
Isnt it great to get out in the fresh air!!! Ten tablespoons of jelly!!! YUMMY!!!

GG on 03/28/2007:
Hey, so you say those YAM NOODLES fill you up? Do they make you bloated? I asked my mom about them and well she said they would probably make me really bloated to the point of being uncomfortable. Is this true for you?

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

WI points: zero. big fat zero.

the pain from my wisdom teeth is gone...but i've read up and all readings reccommend removal...so i will plan their removal. not yet though. I would if I didn't have upcoming performances!

foods today are a lot volume-wise. but, calorie-wise they're great. I thought i would reach around 1320, but then i ended up choosing a different lean cuisine for dinner. calories reach 1200!

Breakfast: egg, extra large peach.

snack: egg

Lunch: carrots, tomato, tofu.

snack 1: yogurt and balance bar

snack 2: four large plums

snack 3: two servings potato chips (300 cal)

all the snacks were straight in a row, close to one another, within a 1 hour time frame.

dinner: shirataki noodles and fettuccini lean cuisine.

goodnight all.

i took a nap this afternoon because i was so tired. I'm still catching up on sleep! next week i have off from school...so I WILL rest up then!

borntocry on 03/27/2007:
Glad the pain is gone. I guess it might come and go, so hopefully you will be able to tell what's normal and what's not!

I didn't find the shirataki noodles at Asian supermarket last weekend. It seems there is a place where I can order them online, but they come in a packet with Japanese writing on it so I won't be sure about the calories. What do you think I should do? Would you take a look at the picture for me and tell me if it looks like the right thing? Here's the link:


It's labelled on the website as "SHIRATAKI Taro Vermicelli". That sounds right, doesn't it?!

greengirl on 03/27/2007:
I quite fancy the shirataki noodles too, but can only find them online. Can they really have no calories in them?? How can that be?? Sounds too good to be true. Just because your teeth have stopped hurting for now doesnt mean you should forget about them. You should get them sorted out as soon as you can to save yourself future pain :)

WorkingIt2 on 03/27/2007:
I am happy that your teeth stopped hurting!! I was reading something today that got me thinkinking about you and how you calorie cycle..this was pretty interesting!


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

WI points: 2

edit: thanks to hollybelle and donkey for advise...it seems my teeth/jaw are feeling a little better. so, i'm not going to act until it gets worse again. This is a really bad time for me to do anything with my mouth because I have upcoming performances! however, if the pain gets worse, I will just have to step out of those obligations.

food today didn't end near as bad as it could have! total: 1640.

goodnight all! hoping for a good week!


yesterday I ended at 3080 calories. I didn't think i was mentally even able to have a binge, but i did!

so far, today has not been good. Breakfast: 2 pieces tofu, one egg, one apple, 3 Powerbars! total: 970 cal.

hollybelle on 03/25/2007:
How is your tooth? You cannot lt that go. Don't mean to "butt in", but infection can go to blood sream and be very dire. Now, that said - it is normal for gum to swell before a tooth erupts. Do you think tooth is erupting or is actually infected. You cannot delay treatment if it is infected. Oral Surgeons have payment plans - they will work with you. Do not use no insurance as excuse to delay treatment. It can have consequences you cannot imagine. Again, sorry to butt into your business, but this could be serious. Get medical advice - at least.

Donkey on 03/25/2007:
I agree with hollybelle not to let the infection go on until summer. See if maybe an antibiotic would clear up the problem temporarily (and more cheaply). ??Maybe??

Justine6Robert3 on 03/25/2007:
I agree with hollybelle, you really shouldn't let that go for any length of time. It really could lead to much worse problems if it is an infection or an abscess. You should really have it checked out.

Soon2BThin on 03/25/2007:
Didn't you hear about that young boy, whose parents didn't take him to the dentist and he DIED from the infection??! So I agree with the others about this. Sorry to butt in, lol. Hope it gets better and you have a good week!

borntocry on 03/26/2007:
At least look up your symptoms on the Internet to see if what you're experiencing is "normal" pain from impacted wisdom teeth or something more serious, like an infection. If it is infected then I think you do need to see a doctor right away. You can ask for antibiotics, you know - they can't force you to have your teeth out. If it's not infected than you can easily wait a few months. But it would be better to know.

WorkingIt2 on 03/26/2007:
Glad to read that you are feeling a little better. And that is a very good idea to step out of those obligations if need be! Better to step out of those obligations to take care of your health than to step into something bad! I hope you are just going through the normal stuff of teeth trying to come out vs. an infection. Take care of yourself and have a wonderful day!

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

edit; no wi points

Edit for Saturday: at first I thought I could honestly add in a little ice cream...i was full anyway...just wanted to relax and lay back with it for a change of pace. a little ice cream turned from one cup to two cups. then, it lead into a complete binge. chocolate bars, 2 power bars, an apple, 2 chocolate covered matzo crackers, two servings of potato chips. I'm glad it didn't go as high as 4000-5000. If I include yesterday's 1460, it won't take me that long to get back on track. i'm not very worried.

i am wondering if my throat is sore do to sickness from not enough sleep all week or if its from an infection with my wisdom teeth/jaw. All I know is that i am going to take the "suffering" route. I can't get them out right now. I have no insurance. I have to perform on the French horn. It's NOT a good time. you know, i was saying this last year, too!

I will do it this summer...although I don't have insurance...if they continue to bother me. Otherwise, I will wait all the way till next year, when I hopefully DO have insurance. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that one!

oops, miscount. 3080

2 WI points. 3,000 calories

It's saturday now. 6:25pm. I'm beat! ....enjoying some black raspberry Turkey Hill ice cream


this entry is really for friday: WI points: none. no time.

food intake: 1460. I ate about 5 hundred calories right before bed...and when i woke up today, my throat was sore! arg!

see ya all later...i'm going to a certification class for an event near me all day from 9-4! actually its not VERY close, its around 45 minutes away!

WorkingIt2 on 03/24/2007:
Have fun at your event! I hope you feel better =)

borntocry on 03/24/2007:
Hmm... hope your throat's feeling better...

WorkingIt2 on 03/24/2007:
Ice cream sounds great right now lol. I hope you are feeling better and that you get a good night's rest!

sharklover on 03/24/2007:
mmm, turkey hill has the best ice cream!

smiley2 on 03/25/2007:
Wisdom teeth that gets infected can pose a real danger to health. Maybe you should just get them checked out for some peace of mind. Wx

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

Evening update: such a good jog outside...and such a great dinner after! I had a tremendous amount of noodles (no calorie from miraclenoodle.com) mixed in with a new double the vegetables lean cuisine of chicken primavera in a VERY tasty sauce! i also had a plum, and a banana with the no cal chocolate and caramel dipping sauces! so, so good!

Total cals: 1150!

I have finally evened out the close to 5,000 calorie binge I had last Saturday! ahhh. I now am at about 1762 per day. hopefully, that kind of number wouldn't still equal weight gain! however, my stomach has recently not felt bloated, but rather felt like I have excess fat on it. so, i'll have to eat better..not food choices, but caloric choices throughout each day! now, i will watch myself! it should be easy with my recent noodles purchase! these noodles - NO CALORIE - are very good. they are clear and and take up the flavorings of any dish and sauces!!! I love mixing them in with microwavable foods...like mac and cheese and lean cuisines with tasty sauces and noodles already in them so that I can have an extra abundance of noodles! It's great! (They are pricey!) Shipping takes about a week!

that's all I have to say!


WI points: 2...

more updates tonight, but for now:

food calories are VERY good so far! (as well as my food choices!)

breakfast: 2 large plums, egg, tofu.

snack: none.

Lunch: egg, tofu, tomato, carrots

Snack: kelp noodles with garlic and salt, salad, 4 rice cakes topped with greek yogurt and sugar free/calorie free caramel and chocolate sauces, plum.

Dinner: to be determined...looks like low cal noodles with a lean cuisine...probably a pizza or other noodles microwavable meal and a plum or two.

goodnight for now...today is my day off from obligations...i've been making phone calls and cleaning up...its 6:35 and i'm heading outside for a walk...

GG on 03/22/2007:
Oh, a walk sounds nice, considering the sun stays up a lot longer now! I think I am going to do that too! Your day of eating sounds good, even if it is your day off from obligations! Try and stick with it, DO NOT SUBMIT YOURSELF to the peer pressure trans-fats and junk food may be screaming: its not worth it!!! suck on an ice cube if you have to: hahaha!

sharklover on 03/22/2007:
those are great foods! good job!

borntocry on 03/23/2007:
Wow - I wish I could get those noodles here!! I think the one place which might have them is the Asian supermarket here... I will have to check it out this weekend.

Thanks so much for the comment you left me! I was really happy that you noticed that I gave myself the "green light" for one of my high-calorie days this week - I don't think anyone else did. I've decided to aim for 2100 calorie days on my trips to visit my family next month. Even if it is a little high, it shouldn't set me back too much, and it will be too tough for me to stay any lower than that with all the restaurant meals and my mother's famous desserts! This way at least I have something attainable to strive for on such occasions, rather than just writing off the entire trip and using it as an excuse to pig out like there's no tomorrow!

And I agree, a few extra minutes spent on our appearance can make us feel so much better about ourselves. And in my case I think that this boost in my confidence helps me make better decisions throughout the day as well.

Well, I'm glad your jogging has been going so well! If you're interested in races, perhaps you could start with a "fun run". Those tend to be untimed races, so they are not very competitive, and you see all kinds of people, including little kids and people who are just getting into running for the first time. I think it's a great atmosphere! Of all the races I've done, I think the one I liked most was the "breakfast run" before the marathon last year. It was advertised as a warm-up jog through the city for the marathon runners and their friends and families, as well as "all lovers of running" (hence my decision to participate!). There were people running with cameras and stopping to snap pictures of all the sights! And afterwards we all got a huge breakfast - that was the best part! (No, actually the best part was lying in bed the next morning watching the marathon on TV!!)

WorkingIt2 on 03/23/2007:
YAY I know you have to be feeling better now that you worked through your high calorie day! Congrats!! And THANK YOU for the advice on eating higher calories to get off the plateau...it worked! =)

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

rehearsal was fun last night. it turns out i will definitely have to have my wisdom teeth out, because now I have a swollen gum around one of my lower back teeth! So, i will hopefully be making an appointment today!

edit: 1665....i ended up having two sugary power bars after dinner. perhaps for fear of not having enough energy to get through rehearsal? I was definitely full when I had them.

my average calories are still too high since my major binge a week and a half ago!

WI Points: 2!

calories: 1205.

i may update again tonight...hopefully...or I may just pass out into bed!

WorkingIt2 on 03/21/2007:
Great job on the exercise! YAY!

borntocry on 03/22/2007:
I don't know... I think you are doing quite well! Keep the calories on the low side and you'll make up for the binge with time, rather than trying to make up for it quickly and just setting yourself up for another one!

Donkey on 03/22/2007:
I agree with BTC, that binge happened 1.5 weeks ago, it is HISTORY. Keeping your calories too low NOW will only set you up for bingeing again.

Have you tried brushing your teeth before you binge? I got a tip from someone that if you rinse your mouth out with Crest Pro-Health mouthwash, that it changes the taste in food in your mouth for like the next hour or so, so that food doesn't taste good. I think a diversion like teeth burshing or mouth rinsing, followed by drinking a glass of water might be enough to stop a binge. sometimes I feel like I'm "automatic" when I start a binge, if that makes sense. Well, it's worth a try. In fact, my husband said he'd pick up a big bottle of the Pro Health today.

I loved having my wisdom teeth removed. They put you out and then they give you some really good drugs afterwards. Of course, eventually the prescription runs out, ha ha.

WorkingIt2 on 03/22/2007:
Just don't suck on straws or anything after you have your teeth pulled! So sorry to read that your teeth need to be pulled...I had mine pulled and it was ok until I sucked on a straw and got a dry socket lol. I hope you get that infection cleared up SOON...and your mouth may have been infected longer than you know which might also be why your body wants you to eat so much...give it energy to keep fighting that infection. Never know! I hope everything feels better soon =)

hollybelle on 03/22/2007:
Oh HOP! I feel bad putting all that stuff about my daughter's wisdom tooth experience on my posts. Try not to worry too much as we have know more people who didn't have problems with it than those who did! Good luck. P.S. I liked Donkey's idea about the tooth brushing when you feel a binge coming on. Why didn't I think of that? I'll be having a good thought for you and your teeth!

greengirl on 03/22/2007:
I hope your dental problems are soo sorted out. Your average calories look really good for someone who is maintaining. Well done :)

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

2 WI Points. 1,000 calories.


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