forums directory search about DD
or Join for Free!
Recent Diary Entries
Horn_Of_Plenty 8:36P
biscottibody59 3:43P
AIPPaleoGal 3:38P
legcramps 8:24A
Puddles 6:44A
starfish 8/17
OhioRaven 8/15
rjlc 8/14
greengirl 8/10
wayforward 7/31
KTbabyweight 7/30
sugarfiend 7/28
SkinInTheGame 7/26
sexypants 7/25
LindaInside 7/25
thenewMLE 7/24
Muffinbelly200 7/20
recoverme 7/19
wildone 7/18
bubble 7/16
glassgirl3 7/11
Maria7 7/10
Soon2BThin 6/30
gfryer 6/24
Frances 6/24

Recent Forum Topics
Too Much Exercise can Halt Weight Loss - 6:17P 7-Jul

DD Maintenance - 10:52A 24-Feb

Server Hiccup - 10:24A 31-Jan

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye - 2:17P 21-Aug

Small Bit From a Book - 2:17P 21-Aug

Hoola Hoops? - 6:30P 15-Jul

view thinkpositive bio page
thinkpositive - Sunday Jan 15, 2012
(counting calories, exercise)
Weight: 173.0



Conversation with self- Ok you've been back for 3 days time to get back on track. Self- Right , maybe tomorrow.

Now it's Monday & I'm gioing to be perfect today. No excuses. Started the day with a high fiber cereal & skim milk, banana & apple for a snack. Going to the gym & will have soup for lunch & maybe a 1/2 piece of sunflower bread. Dinner will be salmon over greens- a new recipe. No wine,, I repeat no wine today. :)

I got an IPad- finally after holding out on Apple products but my daughters convinced me that they would do face to face on the IPad. So in looking at apps I found  100's of calorie apps. Does anyone have a recommendation for an easy to use app?

My exercise has been good- lots of walking over the weekend. But not so good on the eating- ice cream, cute little desserts at a museum cafe, pasta- well you get the picture. No harm done but no progress on getting back to posted weight. Mad at myself for not putting the brakes on.

Will read & respond to entries later today.

Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/16/2012:
I'm thinking baking may not be a good idea. I could easily have eaten 6 of those cookies! Better stick with the usual night time snacks.

Sounds like a great plan for today!

V on 01/16/2012:
I am of no use when it comes to the phone apps, sorry!! I hope you get back in the groove with getting healthier, even if it is starting with small changes..You can do this!! Have a wonderful day <3

Umpqua on 01/16/2012:
We're pretty much exclusively Apple here, laptops, iphones and hubby has an iPad. Tons of great apps, have fun with it! I hope you have a great week of eating and exercise!!

moogy on 01/16/2012:
Conversation with you, remember the conversation you had with yourself and don't sabotage yourself!!! Keep a healthy snack in your bag just in case those 'cute little desserts' call your name. You know it's worse when you are hungry. You know my saying " A hungry woman can resit until she sees those 'cute little desserts". Ha Good Luck thinkpositive:)

biscottibody59 on 01/16/2012:
I've got the oldest (non-app-type) cellphone in the known universe:-)

I wish you well getting back to it all! Cheers!

To your comment, I used to think that way--I wouldn't have been caught dead doing a challenge a few years ago. Just didn't think it would work in my favor. It helps me to do something simple and doable like a realistic amount of exercise plus water intake for instance and make it short-term. Just to get a boost of confidence!

thinkpositive - Thursday Jan 12, 2012
(counting calories, exercise)
Weight: 173.0


Hi -

I had great flights, no problems or concerns besides the length of the flight and not much that can be done about that- except maybe a faster jet.Oh yes the reason I may sound pretty mellow is that I was upgraded to Business on the longest leg of the trip- it makes all of the difference.  Not going to say much about eating on the plane except that pretty much I ate what was put in front of me.

So after unpacking I got to the gym for 40 min- 25 on the elliptical & then some machine weights & stretching.

See that number that is posted- my weight that is? - I'm giving myself until the end of the month to get back there or else will repost the number. It's more of an incentive for me to get back to the number than to repost.

Right now am feeling pretty good- no feeling of jet lag but will see how I'm doing at the end of the day.

Going out to the museum to see what is new & start getting ready for my dry run tour at the end f the month.

Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

moogy on 01/13/2012:
I have only flown business class once. The difference is incredible isn't it? I am doing the same as you, working of unposted weight:) Glad you are 'home' safe and sound:)

grannyannie on 01/13/2012:
Glad your flights were good. I've upgraded to business class 4 times now. What a huge difference!! Well done on getting to gym while you still had to be very jetlagged.

You'll get motivated again after you settle back in. I'm just very determined not to gain the weight back as it feels too good not to have excess weight.

Umpqua on 01/13/2012:
I've never had business class for a transatlantic flight, let alone flying halfway around the world. I'm sure it makes a huge difference! Great job getting in exercise, I'm sure you'll get right back on track now that you're back.

V on 01/13/2012:
Happy to hear you made it home safe :) WTG with getting back to your routine! I is amazing the things that come out of the inebriated..It is much like dealing with 5 yo that are slightly altered ;) hahaha All in a days work...Have a good one!!

liza36 on 01/13/2012:
Glad to hear the trip went well. I'm impressed you got right back in thy gym. Have a great day!

hollybelle on 01/13/2012:
Welcome home. Good idea waiting until end of month and incentive not to have to repost weight. Great!

thinkpositive - Tuesday Jan 10, 2012
(counting calories, exercise)
Weight: 173.0


Hi all,

Today is cleanup   & packing day. I have most of the day to take care of things so no pressure. Also a trip to the dentist for routine cleaning & a trip to the mall for a purchase that won't require muuch time.

Eating will be out of the refrigerator & freezer & everything there is healthy because I've been cleaning out & giving away food. May have time for a walk depending on how tired I am from cleaning.

Leaving early tomorrow so will get back in touch when I arrive.

Bye for now....

Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

V on 01/10/2012:
Safe travels back! Oh I just left a message yesterday's entry..OOps ;)

liza36 on 01/10/2012:
Have a good trip back.

hollybelle on 01/10/2012:
Happy trails to you!

supercheese on 01/10/2012:
ooo have fun at the dentist. I HATE the dentist! haha

legcramps on 01/10/2012:
Have a safe trip back :)

Umpqua on 01/10/2012:
Sounds like a good plan, happy and safe travels to you!

grannyannie on 01/10/2012:
Have a good trip back!

moogy on 01/10/2012:
Oh nice, the dentist! Just when you are in the middle of excitement, exhaustion and discombobulation:) Hang in there it will all be good in the end:)

Maria7 on 01/10/2012:
Hope you have a nice trip...sounds like you are so energized! :-)

WII on 01/12/2012:
Busy day! Have a great trip!

moogy on 01/12/2012:
Hello, just dropping by to let you know I was thinking about you:)

thinkpositive - Monday Jan 09, 2012
(counting calories, exercise)
Weight: 173.0

Update- Food for today- B- 300, L- had Thai lettuce wraps- more calories than I thought- approx 700? dinner- 400, snack- 200- around 1600-1700 for the day..



Thanks for your comments. I said good byes to the grandchildren & son inlaw although I leave on Wed morning, the goodbyes are hard & it seemed like the right thing t do even though I would like to see them again. it's not about me- it's hard on them as well. My daughter will drive me to the airport so I'll see her again. I sometimes wonder why I'm doing this- living on the other side of the world but then I remember that I'm doing it for  my husband. It is an adventure & all of that but it is hard being away for so long.  I do have things to get back for - including my husband of course- and people who I like but it's not the same as being here in my hometown with good friends. I wish I could forward to five or ten years from now & see how I look back on this move.

I do feel like I'm closer to getting my eating under control. I finished the 100 calorie packages of  reduced fat Cape Cod chips- which of course I had purchased for the grandchildren. I'm hoping today to be closer to my 1400 cal goal. I'm eating out at the Cheesecake factory for lunch & can order a lunch size salad with dressing on theside so I'm not worried about that.

Going out for a walk now & will post food later.

Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/09/2012:
Enjoy your trip to India. I'd like to visit but hubby isn't interested. :-( I know it's hard to say goodbye, especially to grandkids. Do you Skype them? The hardest part of our living in Uganda was that the internet was too slow to Skype.

moogy on 01/09/2012:
I think it is natural to want to see how things work out with the decisions we make. Hindsight would be so much more useful if it was available as foresight:) Glad to read that you are starting to feel more in control, with the rollercoaster you are on at the moment you are doing well:)

V on 01/09/2012:
Oh i didn't realize that hubby didn't come with :( I bet you miss him! I am sure that you will make the most of the last few days in the states :) <3

V on 01/10/2012:
I hear that you are going to India :) You must send me some pics!!

thinkpositive - Sunday Jan 08, 2012
(counting calories, exercise)
Weight: 173.0

Back after dinner- dinner was lasagna, salad, wine & small dish of ice cream- approx 700 calories. - so total of about 1600 for the day.

Hi all on this beautiful Sunday,

So far today:   B- same boring but it keeps me satisfied sunflower toast w/ pb & a drizzle of honey- 250 cal.           L- tomatobasil soup, potato bread w/ lf butter, 100 cal pot. chips, banana-   425-  Snack-yogurt-100 ,  piece of brownie that I found in the freezer when cleaning it out- 100 :)    

Back later after my good -bye dinner at daughter's house .


Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 01/08/2012:
LOVE your menu thus far! :-D Hope you are having a good day.

moogy on 01/08/2012:
I think that it is sometimes helpful to eat the same things. I have always kept a little book of what I have eaten and if I have had a good week and lost weight, I just do that week again!! I wish I could give you a cuddle after your dinner tonight, I am sure it will be bitter sweet, hankies out!!

grannyannie on 01/08/2012:
My menus seem to be kind of narrow, but that's okay. They are healthy. Enjoy your last night.

V on 01/08/2012:
Enjoy your last visit with the family! I am sure that you will have a wonderful time :) Oh i will be sure to let you know how the bout went for my client..She says her strategy is to KO the opponent so she won't have to go the entire 3 rounds...Very ambitious, but she is a tough cookie ;)

Umpqua on 01/09/2012:
I hope you had a good visit with your family. Not sure when you are flying out but safe travels to you if I miss you!

thinkpositive - Saturday Jan 07, 2012
(counting calories, exercise)
Weight: 173.0


Addition to Sat. post- dinner out at steak restaurant- steak + asparagus + one piece of bread + 2 glasses of wine = approx 800 calories  so total for the day = 1725

Which is more than I was planning to eat .  Will keep at it. 


To keep myself going with writing down calories I'll try to keep up here at least for the next few days.


B- sunflower toast w/ pb, coffee w/ lf milk    300

S- banana-  125

L- small portion of beef stew, apple- 400

S- 100 calorie potato chip

I'll be back after lunch......  :)

Beautiful day here- going for a walk.

Back after a great walk- 57 degrees out- lovely

Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/07/2012:
Have a good day! Are you back home yet? I was ready to leave after 2 weeks. At least I don't have to re-adjust to a job or schedule except my own. Aye, love the words here and the accents although I don't notice that much any more.

V on 01/07/2012:
Hey there :) Both of my clients are doing really well! In fact the Boxer met her weight requirement and her first bout in Fl. is next Friday..She is already mapping out her strategy to go pro and planning to take me along with her as her personal workout partner..This of course is a bit down the road but I am game! My other client that has twins is still doing a stellar ob of balancing babies, work and workouts :) I am so proud of both of them! I hope you had a wonderful day!!

V on 01/07/2012:
Oh and BTW right now we still have some tourists from the north, some of the kids are still on Xmas holiday, however the following weeks up til Valentine's Day(official start of season) it will be a ghost town here..

Maria7 on 01/07/2012:
Good idea on writing down calories...I try to do that myself, too. :-)

moogy on 01/07/2012:
Good for you thinkpositive, I am sure that writing down your food here will keep you on track:) I love reading your posts as well, I love my little group of diary readers and supporters. What a great bunch of women:)

NewBeginning on 01/08/2012:
Thanks for the welcome :) Your menu so far looks delicious! :)

thinkpositive - Thursday Jan 05, 2012
(counting calories, exercise)
Weight: 173.0


Hi all-

i think I need to get back to my routine in order to lose these added lbs! I make attempts but then fall short every day. Well my husband leaves tomorrow but then I have lunch out with a friend .

Other than not following my plan things have been going well. I've seen many friends  here  & spent lots of time with my family.

It is cold though & that has been hard to adapt to. I guess my body had adapted to the warmth & humidity of SE Asia. I haven't stopped shivering since I got here!

Will try to be more consistent in posting and reading DD.

Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

liza36 on 01/05/2012:
It's so nice to spend time with friends and family. I also find that interruption in a routine can hinder weight loss, but that's life I guess. We just have to be prepared for that kind of thing. You'll get your groove back.

V on 01/05/2012:
I bet you can't wait to get back to tropical weather :) I fared pretty well with my trip to Chicago during Xmas..I was bumming because i didn't have any snow to shovel :( Have a good evening :)

Maria7 on 01/05/2012:
It is sort of warm here in SC. We've had a very mild winter so far here.

grannyannie on 01/05/2012:
How long until you go back? I enjoyed seeing my family as well. Good to be home though.

Umpqua on 01/06/2012:
It's been freezing here lately, and it had been pretty mild before that. If it's going to be this cold I wish it would at least snow ;)

I hope you enjoy the rest of your time back here!

moogy on 01/06/2012:
I am sorry that you are struggling at the moment and feeling the cold. Yes, come here each day and let us know how you are going:)Have you started writing down your calories? If you could just get a couple of good days under your belt I am sure you would be off and going:)

thinkpositive - Sunday Jan 01, 2012
(counting calories, exercise)
Weight: 173.0


Happy New Year!!


Going out for brunch today with family and friends. It is one event after another & the scale is reflecting it! Oh well- will try to eat healthy today. I can say that I will write down my calories again starting today. That much I can do.


Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

V on 01/01/2012:
Happy New Year!!!

Maria7 on 01/01/2012:
Happy new year! :-)

moogy on 01/05/2012:
Thanks for stopping by my diary:) I think that writing down what you eat will help you keep things under control. Nothing like seeing it in writing to put the brakes on! Good luck thinkpositive:)

thinkpositive - Wednesday Dec 28, 2011
(counting calories, exercise)
Weight: 173.0


Hi all-

Not so good yesterday.   :(  Doing much better today and hoping to get back to a healthier pattern of eating.

 Yesterday had a good workout on the treadmill & remembered why I changed to the elliptical- the treadmill is way too hard on my knees & shins. Today just some outside yard work for about 2 hours.

Good to be here in the US and to see friends & family. Tonight will go to a movie with a friend & then for a bite to eat.Going to avoid the movie snack food & bring a fresca along to the movie.


Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 12/28/2011:
Good plan for tonight, I hope you enjoy!

V on 12/29/2011:
Hello there!! i am back home an back at it :) So what movie did you see??

Maria7 on 12/30/2011:
Good plan on the outside work! :-D

thinkpositive - Monday Dec 26, 2011
(counting calories, exercise)
Weight: 173.0

Hi all

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was super. We had my daughter here with husband and 2 grandchildren. So very busy and chaotic but fun. For Christmas day my other daugter came with her family & mother inlaw so we had 11 for dinner. The grandchildren played and ran around the house- in & out -hide& seek is a favorite.

Today was clean up, packing up for my daughter & family. Sad because I'm not sure if i'll see them again on this trip which means a long time- June probably- before I see them again.

I can't say I was proud of my eating unless you call eating everything in sight a positive thing. :) ( What had I said about discipline? Yeah- somehow that didn's stick inmy mind!)

Again- that was yesterday & tomorrow is another day. I'll clean out all food that might be bad to have in the house.

I did go for an hour walk today which was just great- blue sky, cool but not cold.

Going to watch a movie on tv with my husband & will read some posts tomorrow.


Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

xoxomadison on 12/27/2011:
Congrats on your 18 lb weight loss so far!

V on 12/27/2011:
Hey!!! Sounds like you had a really good holiday as well! So how much longer do you have in the states?

Umpqua on 12/27/2011:
I'm glad you're enjoying your time here, and the weather has been nice, until this afternoon! I think it may have foiled my skiing plans, but I know a lot of people prefer the rain to snow :)

~WI~ on 12/28/2011:
Looks like you had a very full packed holiday! Awesome!

[ 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 Next Page ]