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thinnside40 - Thursday Aug 11, 2016
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 243.0

Breakfast: 2 pieces of whole grain toast, decaf coffee

Wasn't feeling well. Woke @ 2 a.m. with stomach troubles after eating a few bites of a beef roast I'd fixed for families supper and then went straight to bed. HUGE MISTAKE with AR and hiatil hernia, even though it's pretty much under control through diet/exercise anymore.

Lunch: Smoothie (3/4 c. Greek yogurt, 1/2 c. frozen mandarin oranges, 1/2 c. fresh blueberries, 1 scoop high protein powder, 1/2 c. ultra-filtered NF milk)

Sewing patterns are on sale for 99 cents this week at Hobby Lobby, so I'm headed in early to see if I can find a few to work on when I figure out my mom's fancy sewing machine and serger. Christmas is going to be here before we know it! UGH...............

Still to come................

Supper @ work: Baked sweet potato, 1/4 c. lf cottage cheese, grilled chicken breast



Progress as of today: 23 lbs lost so far, only 88 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/12/2016:
HOLA Thin Lady!

Smoothie sounds really cool with those frozen mandarin pieces! never thought of that. like in place of ice? very cool mix.

lol so you are knitting for the holidays? for kids / babies in your family? or everyone ? i guess everyone likes a scarf!

that's a nice dinner. i like the mix of cottage cheese with sweet potato. lately i'm LOVING eating lots of squash / pumpkin veggies.

Duaa123. on 08/12/2016:
Good and healthy food today.. Keep doing

Diamond50 on 08/13/2016:
Great deal on the sewing patterns. Yes Christmas is coming. Here in our Costco they had children's snow suits and a Christmas tree on display if you can believe that in August! I took a picture to show my hubby.

Sorry about your tummy troubles.

Donkey on 08/13/2016:
I wish I could sew... Sorry to hear about the tummy problems - no bueno :-(

thinnside40 - Wednesday Aug 10, 2016
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 243.0

I'm still alive and kicking (well, not too high). Got finished with all the exgtensive dental work, still going to Planet Fitness when I'm not doing yard work or working. Speaking of which, working at Hobby Lobby part-time as of July 18th in the fabric department. On Fridays I average 18,000 steps in a 5-7 hour shift. It's freight day! Working with a very close friend makes for a good, yet sometimes bad situation. Last Friday was the bad side. I was stuck in the middle of a tiff between her and our lead person in the department. Stuck to myself and yet took the trickle down effect. Trust me, even if as the newbie I didn't do something I was accused of doing wrong, I DID IT! Finally had enough and started clarifying that lots of the "wrong" was done before I came along, it's just nobody had apparently been paying much attention. That DID NOT set well with the lead. I corrected it all and went on about my job. The atmosphere is wonderful, co-workers amazing and so thankful this opportunity came along when it did. My brother and his wife are moving to Minnesota in 11 days and our family is going to have another major adjustment with this. 2012 is still fresh on our minds and to have 2 more family members gone (not passed as the other 5 did, but probably the last time we will see them on earth) from our midst. 

Onto the downsizing goal. I changed the numbers to reflect what I've seen for the last 2 weeks. I've no put any poundage back on, just been s-l-o-w/steady. Need to amp up the protein and wean off the other stuff I've been letting creep back in that really shouldn't even be an option. Adjusting to new schedules and routines makes for old bad habits to rear their ugly head from time to time. 

I drink a Zipfizz over a 3-4 hour span a day to get some high voltage B vitamins, still drink the Mother ACV~Honey~Cinnamon~Pure Lemon Juice (not the green bottle kind- PURE!)~ 8 oz. warm water 2-3 times a day, drink 80-120 oz. of H2o, exercise (weight train a little now) and most of the time make my own meals/snacks at home to take to work with me.

Decreased a blouse and pant size since last time I posted an update.

My goal really is to be at my goal weight and/or size by the time I'm 50.  Which is also around the same time our daughter will graduate and a few months later will be our 25th wedding anniversary. 3 major happenings to still fuel the want to on this path of better health, happiness and spreading inspiration in not giving up!


Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 88 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/10/2016:
Good luck on your goal keep it up. How long are you giving yourself to attain this when is your birthday.

thinnside40 on 08/10/2016:
My 50th b.d. is 5-14-18, daughter graduates h.s. June and anniversary is November. Should be able to hit one of those I'd hope!

puddles on 08/10/2016:
Definitely give you enough time to attain your goal. Good luck.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/11/2016:
I like how you have a goal for these 3 major events. I do this too. It works well for me. It's always possible although when i was younger i didn't understand as much how to go about reaching a goal weight / size. Now, as I've had a lot of experience with weightloss / gain and eating foods to be full, I realize that reaching my goals is always possible (within reason and as long as the goal weight is reasonable!)

I wish I had a Planet Fitness closer to me & one with good parking & in a good neighborhood. Closest ones are around 1/2 hour or more with traffic - and that's over my travel budget in terms of convenience!

Glad that your job is ok & all the people you work with. This is definitely important to your daily life. I like almost everyone at my job too - boy does this help going into work!

I always make my own meals / prepare my own meals at home (almost always even if it's not cooked by me, it's bought ahead of time by me and portioned out into what i feel is healthy & i bring it into work). I don't rely on ordering last minute.

I am in control of the food i eat & it's worked.

You are taking all the RIGHT STEPS to reach your goals.

Happy to have you here again!

thinnside40 on 08/11/2016:
I'm trying to live life in the midst of behaving. Hubby and I are doing this together. He's more faithful @ PF right now than I am, but I'm adjusting to lots of changes. I do get plenty walking in at least.

Diamond50 on 08/11/2016:
Congrats on being a whole size down since your last post. That's victory! You've set some great goals for yourself. Looking forward to seeing you achieve them!

thinnside40 on 08/11/2016:
Thank you!

thinnside40 - Thursday Apr 14, 2016
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 249.0

1/3 left of a deep dental cleaning is at 3:00 this afternoon. Rather than go to town twice today, opted to not go to PF early this morning with hubby. Going to go @ 1 p.m. Plan is to go for a walk this morning after I drink my coffee and smoothie. Dinner will be another smoothie due to my on-the-go and if my mouth isn't too sore, a nice big salad for supper. Greens, ground turkey breast, tomatoes, olives, avocado, slivered almonds, beets, chickpeas and homemade ranch dressing. Feeling 248 stat is on horizon! Last time that number was seen was late 2014.

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/14/2016:
Good luck at the dentist and nice to see the numbers go down congrats.

HOLLYBELLE on 04/14/2016:
248 - YES! Go thinny!

thinnside40 on 04/14/2016:
Thanks Holly! It's been a long time coming. As long as I stick to doing the workouts and walking with the sensible eating, it'll have no choice but to come off in numbers. Inches right now are what's the deal. Building muscle is equaling out what weight would come off if not exercising. I have to keep that as my focus! Measuring this evening.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/15/2016:
I hope your mouth isn't too badly sore. :) Glad you are working out before the dentist. Actually, many years ago (prob around 4yrs ago), I got 2 wisdom teeth out & went to the gym that night right after! Doing pushups, my mouth started bleeding again. But, I did work out & took the next day off & enjoyed a walk in the park. Luckily, the dentist gave me strong pain meds & antibiotics so my mouth didn't hurt & healed nicely. i'll never forget how I worked out right after. funny.

cybermom4 on 04/15/2016:
Hope your appt went well. My two daughters are both Dental Hygienists so I get the full scoop on teeth LOL

thinnside40 - Wednesday Apr 13, 2016
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 249.0

My husband skips Planet Fitness on Wednesdays. We used to go in the evening when he got off work and Wednesday nights are bible study. Since switching to early morning workouts, he still skips Wednesday. So, here I am @ 7:30 a.m. still not gone yet. Try to go early, but sometimes just don't. Sunshine so bright through the bedroom window, birds singing and the blankets just didn't want to let me go this day.

Heading out shortly after sipping a cup of coffee while sitting on the front porch, enjoying "just being" for a bit.

UPDATE: Fixed a hearty breakfast for a change. 2 sl. uncured bacon, 2 eggs, 1/2 c. oatmeal, slice of toast, coffee....... Headed to the gym NOW!

Planned menu rest of day is high protein smoothie mid-afternoon. Pacific Creamy Low SodiumTomato soup and 1/2 grilled tuna sandwich for supper. Banana and almonds for snacks.


Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/13/2016:
Looks like such a peaceful environment I don't blame you for taking your time these moments are precious. Have a great day.

hollybelle on 04/13/2016:
Pretty porch! Happy Wednesday! Good menu.

thinnside40 - Tuesday Apr 12, 2016
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 249.0

Early Morning light snack, 1.5 hours @ Planet Fitness, 2 hours @ dentist office for a deep cleaning (2/3 done, go back Thursday afternoon), heavy lunch, nap while the numbing agent wore off in my mouth, 2.5 mile late evening walk and finished the day with a high protein smoothie. I cannot say enough how much I love my Ninja blender for these smoothies! I use it every single day.

Scales are teetering on a new lower number. Will wait a few days before weighing again. I bought a new pair of capris for Spring/Summer a month ago in a size 20 (was a 22) and they fit PERFECT. I wore them today and um, they're saggy even after washing them and drying in the dryer. It's a good/bad feeling. Hate spending money on NEW stuff and not getting money's worth out of the wear, but who am I to gripe they're getting too big? That's the whole premis of this journey. Crazy woman!   

Meg (daughter) saw me in my underwares/bra a couple days ago and yelled out to hubby "DADDY!!!!!!! Momma's getting built!". He said "I KNOW". A long ways to go still yet. But it's nice to know that they're seeing the changes that I am.  Planet Fitness has been the second best thing I've ever done in the downsizing department. WALKING is my first love as many of you know and I hope to get back up to walking 6 miles a day at some point on top of a workout regime.

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/13/2016:
Yes, dental work can def have a major influence on diet. I know from my own experience of having 2 wisdom teeth out when I was around 25 and the other two out when I think I was 30 or so. Yep, ya don't wanna be chewing veggies lol!

thinnside40 on 04/13/2016:
I found a tomato soup that I could eat every day and did for about 8 days. It's Pacific brand.Creamy Tomato and it's even lower sodium. In a box with the broths at our Kroger/Fred Meyer in the health food section.

puddles on 04/13/2016:
Congrats on the capri pants sizing down and it seems you will be sizing down one more pretty soon. Good job.

thinnside40 - Monday Apr 11, 2016
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 249.0

It's 5 a.m..... Headed to Planet Fitness for a couple hours. We didn't go yesterday and took a long walk home from church service in the evening. Different exercises made us both very sore and our bodies needed some rest.

Felt good when I put on a pair of jeans that I couldn't even fit into last Summer. Ahead of the game this year looks like.... WHOOPWHOOP! It's just SPRING. Happy Dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will catch up on ya'll when I get home later this morning. Have a great Monday!

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/11/2016:
Great news when getting into clothes we use to wear now fits. Congrats. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/11/2016:
Well done on fitting into your jeans. Very motivating to keep going.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/11/2016:
REST is VERY important especially if you work out. I feel ya! and....happy spring happy spring happy spring!!!!!!!!!

hollybelle on 04/11/2016:
Good job wearing the jeans!!!

thinnside40 - Friday Apr 08, 2016
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 249.0

Been a VERY BAD girl today. We went to Planet Fitness for a couple hours after I'd had just a few bites of cereal and before eating lunch out of cup of soup (clam chowder) n sandwich (turkey, cranberry sauce, cream cheese, almonds and alfalfa sprouts). The BAD part of the entire day is I've not eaten since 11:30 a.m. and it's going on 9:15 p.m. Got out of the car when we got home and worked outside in the yard with exception of a couple hydrating and potty breaks and didn't come in the house to stay until 8:30 p.m. Now, I'm too tired to eat anything and not really hungry. Stomach is queezy though and I know it's because I need to eat something. When it's just hubby and I when the kids aren't home for one reason or another, I don't take the time to come in and fix meals. It's a fend for self motto. MUST CHANGE THAT!

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 04/09/2016:
Sounds great that you hit the gym!!

puddles on 04/09/2016:
We all have bad habit that we are working at correcting - in time things will change. Have a great day.

hollybelle on 04/09/2016:
Sometimes I do that - wait too late to eat and then feel really bad. I will often eat a little peanut butter rather than nothing and a small glass of milk and begin again the next day. That way blood sugar doesn't drop too low and I don't wake up ready to eat the world! You'll get it done!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/10/2016:
To make sure I usually have something on hand, in my fridge I always (usually) keep a decent supply of some cooked veggies. Running a bit low now. Sometimes they are in a lot of sauce, sometimes not. But I have veggies, cooked, on hand so I can just pull them out of the fridge and put them on a plate or even eat them out of the container. If I have chicken in the fridge, i'll put that out too. Or, if really lazy, I'll have some protein Jerky (beef usually and lately bacon). For carbs, I may have popcorn after my meal or even a few chips. But I try to make sure there are vegetables always, ready to be eaten / prepared already, in my fridge.

A lot of my food I eat is takeout. I know it's more money not to cook it myself, but I am busy. And sometimes what I do is buy bagged salads at supermarket or bagged cabbage and heat those up and mix the already cooked food in with the cabbage or other supermarket veggies for a huge portion - and sauce from the food that was prepared is usually enough already.

thinnside40 on 04/12/2016:
I usually have portable stuff on hand, but been having LOTS of dental work done this last 7 weeks. Painful and been in bed lots of days after at least fitting in a workout. Hard to keep stuff that I can eat in the car. About a month left and I can start getting used to eating with some artificial teeth in upper/lower partial plates.

thinnside40 - Wednesday Apr 06, 2016
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 249.0

Joined Planet Fitness on February 6th. Hubby joined the 7th and we go together every morning. He goes for an hour before work and I stay another hour at least after he's left. I've been having major dental work done, but only missed 3 days out of the 60 so far. Pain medication and 2 rounds of super strong antibiotics have been a down side, but it is what it is. NECCESSARY! Next Monday is the next painful procedure in the process and hoping the pain is minimal the next day AND I'm not under orders like have been before of only treadmill @ 2.5 and no incline for 3 days. Enjoying weight training tremendously. The pounds are coming off in sweet time and I need to keep measurements. Down by a pant/blouse size since the last week of January. Hoping progress shows more rapid now my thyroid and Vitamin D levels are back to normal ranges after learning last December they were both too low again. I drink one or two super high protein smoothie(s) a day. Balancing with healthy meals and snacks to equal 3 meals and a lo-cal snack in between when I remember. One Matcha Greens drink every morning with 4oz. juice, 1tbs. Matcha greens powder, 1oz. Mother ACV & 1/2oz. pure lemon juice. No soda pops, minimal processed foods, limited refineds and near zero artificial sweeteners. Water, homemade herbal teas and Swiss water process decaf coffee (still keeping close check on b.p.-off meds for almost 2 years) are unlimited. Now weather is nice in evenings, to satisfy the walking urge, I and sometimes we take a 1 mile walk. Nice winding down before settling in for the night.

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/07/2016:
Wishing you a great day.

thinnside40 on 04/07/2016:
Same to you!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/07/2016:
wow....love this entry.

1. Love Planet Fitness. The best. Wish I had one by me that also has good parking. If no parking, it's no good - in queens, NY. That's why I don't go there, otherwise I would. Same with Blink. I got it by me, no good parking. (actually, blink does have good parking, but all my coworkers would go there so - NO GOOD!)

2. great on the gym & time you spend there.

3. DENTAL WORK = Def Necessity! and yes, antiobiotics and painkillers are a MUST. enough said on this one.

4. Weight training = MUST if you care how you look

5. Matcha - I need to read / do more on this myself....I hear it's the BEST

6. good on the drinks / herbals / no artificial stuff

7. enjoy your walks! wow, what an entry!

thinnside40 on 04/07/2016:
Planet Fitness is THE BEST thing I have EVER done in my life! Always feared a "gym" setting, but once I stepped in there to see what it was all about, knew it was a place we could enjoy in this journey. My goal is to be down by 100# by my 50th b.d. and Meg's High School Graduation (b.d. in May/ Graduation in June of 2018. I think 2 years is a reasonable amount of time in the effort(s) of keeping reaching a maintainable goal for maintenance. Matcha Greens I use is brand Sunny Green ~ Supplement Facts Servings (1 teaspoon) per container: 30 1 teaspoon (2.25g) contains: Calories 6 ---Calories from Fat 0 Total Carbohydrates <1g ---Sugars <1g ---Sugar Alcohols 0g Matcha Green Blend 2,050mg ---Organic Matcha powder (leaf), organic wheatgrass juice (leaf), barley grass juice powder, broken cell chlorella (whole), green tea leaf extract. Luo han Guo (Siratia grosvenorii) (fruit extract) 125mg Other Ingredients: natural flavor and maltodextrin. Vegetarian I was drinking green tea in organic gunpowder form (tender young leaves), but it kept shooting my b.p. up for a couple hours afterwards. So, the Matcha is still same I reckon just caffeine releases over several hours.

hollybelle on 04/07/2016:
Welcome back! Good to see posts from you and that you are so fired up about your gym and healthy living!!

thinnside40 - Thursday Apr 30, 2015
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 252.0

I am alive.. I am well.... Same number.... Got a treadmill @ a yard sale last Friday and love it. Been working in the yard a lot. Bought a new lawnmower today and got one side mowed this evening. We have a big John Deere rider, but no bags (I'm picky about stray grass after mowing) and actually like using a walk behind better when it's me doing it. I'll get more consistent posting when I'm done doing the last couple big jobs before the weather gets too hot. Will be away from home Monday and Tuesday to stay with sis-in-law while brother is out of town and take her to her dialysis appointments. The weather is suppose to be like it has been in th uppr 70's and it's near killing me I'll not be home. But, thankful at the same time able to help out in a time of need.


Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 97 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/01/2015:
Good to hear from you. Thank God for people like you for helping hands. Have a great day.

liza36 on 05/01/2015:
Good to hear from you and to know you are doing well.

Umpqua on 05/01/2015:
It sounds like you've been busy but doing well. That's great that your sister can rely on you to help out, I hope all goes well with her appointments!

Maria7 on 05/07/2015:
Hoping you and your family are doing well. :-)

thinnside40 - Wednesday Apr 22, 2015
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 252.0

Yesterday truned out much better than the previous 4 days. Eating was back on track. Tried quinoa for the first time last night and we all loved it. Paul and Ben thought it was coucous. Meg already knew it wasn't. She was with  me when I bought it and made sure I was pronouncing it correctly ( I wasn't at first).  Will be looking for a good source to buy it from, cause that stuff isn't cheap.

Got in a 30 minute row~recumbent~gazelle~dance~Body by Jake circuit. The weather has warmed up, so had the guys take the equipment out to the covered patio (3/4 of the outside is either covered porch or patio). I hung curtains on the glass door and the windows where we enclosed the end a couple years ago to keep from neighbors and passing cars from being able to see me. Wished it was still open so we can look out to the garden. But the neighbors to the North are partiers soon as the weather is warmed up enough you can't see your breath near every weekend with very loud music we can hear with windows/doors closed, obnoxious when drunk (beer pong til 4 a.m.) and usually end with a brawl of sorts. We're so used to being 17 miles out in the country with only one neighbor that it's been a great adjustment to have an acre still, but lots of neighbors closeby & a 4 lane rd, instead of a narrow gravel potholed lane with little traffic. Had touble getting in the groove for the circuit cause it's been a while. The walking was only purposeful exercise activity I'd been doing lately. Felt like starting all over again. ACK! Although; been getting lots of work done around outside and those activities include some muscle work

Will get breakfast eaten before 9 a.m. today (just now 7:49)

10 oz. acv drink

Steel cut oats w/ banana, walnuts, hemp hearts, splash of milk

To be continued as day goes along..............................




Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 97 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 04/22/2015:
Quinoa is good stuff but it can definitely be pricey. That's too bad about the obnoxious neighbors, I don't suppose talking to them would get them to quiet it down? Hope you have a good one!

thinnside40 on 04/22/2015:
When my mom was in her last days. I'd had enough one night and just called the police. There had been a fight and a guy knocked out. They took him to the car and just dropped him off at the fire station down the road and came back home. I know because we listen to a police/fire scanner and the timing just right. They kept partying until the police showed up. Turned the lights off and hid. Police left (unfounded). I called dispatch and told them THEY ARE HIDING!!!! He came back with his bright flashlight and found them hunkered on the patio. They are loud day & night no matter what they do. ALL the people around can hear them. Even across the street a couple houses down. Talked w/the elderly lady and she asked how we could stand it right off our bedroom window. MELATONIN! A talk would make it worse :(

OhioRaven on 04/22/2015:
Keep up the good work.

Duaa123. on 04/22/2015:
Have a great day

InnerPeace on 04/22/2015:
I love quinoa too. It was very surprising. Rowdy neighbors mess with sleep, I would hate that too! Good luck with your exercise.

Umpqua on 04/22/2015:
Geez, they sound like a lovely crew :P I wonder if the neighbors all got together and made some sort of formal complaint to the city/town if that have an effect? Maybe the town could fine them for violating a noise ordinance or something like that. Then again, they're probably the type of people you don't getting angry with you. Melatonin and ear plugs work wonders :)

biscottibody59 on 04/28/2015:
I hope you're having a good week!

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