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Thinkpositive - Tuesday Nov 17, 2020
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

 

Hi,

Sorry not being more consistent  with posting.

Having a good few days. I know what it takes - just have to be motivated to follow what I know to work. using an app to track my food that includes carbs. Trying to keep around 1200 calories & around 100 carbs . 

Today tried a new exercise video that was easy and kept my heart rate up as well as good stretching.  

We had a nice string of warm weather but now it feels like November. Had to happen!

I went shopping which was very strange. Not grocery shopping but actually shopping for a gift. It felt entirely safe, few people in the store. 

Husband is through with his treatments & doing well so we are hopeful. 

Hope all is well with everyone

Jacky82020 on 11/17/2020:
Those exercise videos sound terrific! We went from summer to winter in the blink of an eye, Snow!


grannyannie on 11/18/2020:
Glad to hear your husband is doing well.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/18/2020:
Hi Think! so good to hear from you!

Sounds like you are doing everything to help you reach your goals, wonderful.

We also had a string of warm weather and it was SO WONDERFUL. Felt again like september but in november! now we are back to colder weather too! it was nice while it lasted :)

Best wishes to your Husband!


Donkey on 11/19/2020:
Sounds like you've in a good place right now, eating right, exercising well, husband doing ok. I'm quite happy for you!


legcramps on 11/19/2020:
All the best to hubby! Glad to see you are doing well :)


Maria7 on 11/26/2020:
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family.



Thinkpositive - Monday Nov 02, 2020
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

 

Halloween- not going to be a problem, right? Wrong! Even though I didn't buy any candy, we had two candy deliveries - one from a neighbor & the other family. And when the candy size is called "junior" and "fun size" they can't br that bad for me , right??!  :) 

And now the weather has been COLD & today blustery so I haven't been outside for a few days. I have been good about exercise though. I have been doing exercise tapes about 5 days a week so at least I'm getting some cardio & weight exercise.

And then there is the election! It's tense out there. Stores are going to board up their stores! People are crazy!

And then there is Covid. Is it safe to get together with family members if we are all wearing masks? That is what we have been doing.  And then worry about it.

And my husband is very ill. Going in for radiation this week. 

And so if I am not always making the best decisions about food, I am not going to be too hard on myself. 

Peace. 

Jacky82020 on 11/02/2020:
This will be the very first year in eons that I will not stock up on discounted Halloween candy!


Jacky82020 on 11/02/2020:
Prayers for your husband. May he do as well as possible under the circumstances


Horn_of_plenty on 11/02/2020:
gotta say, i love the junior and fun size candy just because it IS a better option! i love it when i go on long walks or i'm doing something really active outside and need a lol sumthin!

I am really sorry that your husband is ill. i do not think i had known that before reading your entry today.

I wish the very best for your hubby, especially that he is not in pain. that can be so hard for you to have to deal with, seeing him uncomfortable. that must be the hardest thing of all. stay strong.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/02/2020:
and you just reminded me, i need to look for halloween candy discounts.


grannyannie on 11/03/2020:
Sorry about your husband. :(

Yes, election day!


Donkey on 11/03/2020:
You're doing so well with exercise!!! Way to go!!!

Doesn't it feel like all of the stress is a lot to carry? As if it weren't hard enough to deal with one issue in itself, then pile on the rest of it.

Even more reason to keep exercising if you can. It really does help manage stress. (((hugs)))


Horn_of_plenty on 11/05/2020:
donkey also lives with someone who needs her care...



Thinkpositive - Sunday Oct 25, 2020
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

 

My will power goes out the door when  I am under stress. I always think that I handle stress well but evidently that isn't the case if you look at my constant snacking. Upset with myself.

BUT it is always a new day and I can change those bad habits. Right? For me I can't have any sweet or salty treats because I never stop at one or a few. So snacks today will be a almond milk, yogurt, fruit shake, carrots & hummus, 2 rice cakes with a little cream cheese, clementine- I can choose from this list & be satisfied. 

Just went out for a brisk walk. I say brisk because the weather today  is about 20 degrees cooler than it was yesterday. 

Hope you are having a nice Sunday.

jacky82020 on 10/25/2020:
Same here! Stress eating is so difficult to avoid. I no longer purchase certain foods. I can resist everything except temptation.

thinkpositive on 11/02/2020:
Ha! Good description!


grannyannie on 10/25/2020:
Same as me - stress eating. And if there is anything sweet or salty around the house to snack on I'm in big trouble.


Donkey on 10/25/2020:
That's a really good idea to have a list to draw from for stress eating.

I struggle with this too, so I want to give you a BIG hug. It's SO hard. And the struggle is REAL. I struggle with it mostly at work, but I also deal with it at home too.

thinkpositive on 11/02/2020:
Thank you!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2020:
Don't be too upset with yourself. I have been there hundreds of times along with you. Been there, done that. It's the hardest cycle to change.

i also used to not be able to stop at 1...and also couldn't have any snacks that caused indulgence. I have gotten much better with this over the past few years and am able to indulge as long as I can have a drink or something to fill me along with the snack .


legcramps on 10/26/2020:
Those are great snacks to choose from!


Maria7 on 10/26/2020:
Stress is a trigger to eat for me, too.


Maria7 on 11/02/2020:
Hope you are doing well and having a good day.


Jacky82020 on 11/02/2020:
I borrowed that line from Oscar Wilde!



Thinkpositive - Friday Oct 16, 2020
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

 

Hi-

Sort of a lousy week. Just out of sorts. Medical stuff with husband and just grouchy . Which doesn't add up to a healthy week either. Although today wasn't awful.

today I had a bone density scan & then my mammogram. t the bone density scan the technician asked me to get on the scale. I said I wouldn't be getting on the scale today. This is the second time at a medical exam that I refused to weigh in. It made me feel good .  :)  

The mammogram- I arrived early for a 10:00 appointment. I sat for one hour and twenty minutes with nothing to read, & I had left my phone at home. I watched the same short video for about 100 times about the mammogram technology. I lodged a complaint with the front desk about lack of communication and the wait time.

Like I said - grouchy

And it's raining today. All day. We do need the rain though.

And it's 5:00 pm & I have no plans for dinner. Maybe something delivered. 

The sun will come out tomorrow.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2020:
sorry about your wait-time. It can be very frustrating how medical offices double and triple book patients!


Donkey on 10/17/2020:
Bad weeks - I've had them too, although I call mine crabby, not grouchy (lol).

Hopefully next week will be better.


legcramps on 10/21/2020:
Wait times are horrible in Canada too. I know that doesn't make you feel any better though; sorry you are having a lousy week.



Thinkpositive - Sunday Oct 11, 2020
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi-

Couldn't sleep- woke up at 4. Ugh....

Saturday- Exercised to a Silver Sneakers Zoom video. Thought I'd give it a try & was happy I did. About 40 minutes of cardio & weights. Cleaned out that closet that I've been looking at all summer. No big deal- turned out to take about a half hour. Went out for a lovely ride with husband & sat on a park bench with him overlooking a lake. Beautiful warm sunny day. Went out for dinner- outside with a friend- had 2 drinks, halibut for dinner. Brought dinner home for husband who is a good sport about me getting out occasionally.

No real plans for today except some family visits. Maybe another ride with husband.  

grannyannie on 10/11/2020:
Sounds like a lovely day!

I'm going to look at some more online videos for ideas of workouts when I'm fully healed. Anxious for using dumbbells!


bearcountrygg on 10/11/2020:
Isn't it funny how much time we waste putting off chores...avoiding them etc...when it comes right down to it.....it wasn't difficult to do? I rent so much space in my head to putting things off for another day when just getting it over with would be so much easier.....


Donkey on 10/11/2020:
It's good to get out. And your outing with the husband sounds lovely. Also, I'm glad he's OK with you going out on your own, from time to time.

Glad you found a good exercise video!


Maria7 on 10/11/2020:
Wow, you got your closet cleaned out very quickly. Congrats on getting that done. I've got 2 to do.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/11/2020:
zoom silver sneakers sounds good....and dinner sounds GREAT!

i'm glad you can go out a bit without hubby being a poor sport about it!!


happy-1 on 10/15/2020:
I like the virtual online fitness classes too



Thinkpositive - Saturday Oct 10, 2020
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi-

A so-so week. I didn't meet my goals but at least I was more aware of foods that are my downfall. Others have suggested that I eliminate trigger foods from my house but that isn't possible as I am responsible for my husband's food ( his is disabled, not well) and he has to build up his calories which includes ice cream and other snacks. A friend brought over a home baked blueberry pie and you can imagine that I sampled that when I served a piece for my husband. ( it was so good..)

My exercise is fine- or so I thought until I read an article that said that although 10.000 steps aren't necessary, 7,500 steps are. I often go over 5000 but rarely hit 7, 500. Not a bad number to aim for though. Yesterday was an over 10000 day but that involved a walk and then later golf. My feet hurt at the end of the day but I tell myself that they wouldn't hurt if I wasn't carrying this extra weight.  

My new breakfast is one egg plus 2-3 pieces of bacon. I know that bacon isn't a great food in general but I have to say that my breakfast keeps me satisfied through the morning.

It's the weekend & no particular plans. Maybe a visit from granddaughters. Probably a drive to view the fall foliage. 

Hope your weekend is superb!

Jacky82020 on 10/10/2020:
I think the more steps one can do the better, but every bit helps. I used to get up to 8000 at my big weekly Walmart excursion, but I’m ordering online now and picking up. This is the only way I can get 5% off on the Walmart Capitol One card. For the first years, you could buy inside. Don’t understand why they’re pushing pickup, but it worked out well in that a few items I could never find in the store were available for pickup.

thinkpositive on 10/11/2020:
5 % is worth the trip for pick up. I’m still an in store shopper but should be doing pickup.


grannyannie on 10/10/2020:
That's a dilemma when your husband needs to calories and you have to try to resist.

That would be nice to have your granddaughters visit. I have two across the ocean from me.

thinkpositive on 10/11/2020:
I need to work on just serving him his treats & not taking a mini portion!


Donkey on 10/10/2020:
I call it "progress" and that's a win in my opinion :-)

I think the more you can be active, the better. Rather than focusing on a specific number, perhaps think of it in goal tiers (levels)? For example, aim for 7,500 steps, but if you reach that goal, don't necessarily stop moving.

Actually, I find the opposite happens with me. Does this ever happen to you: You're almost at a new level so you walk a few more steps to reach that number? For example, if I'm at 8,900 steps, and I see that, I'll actually get up and walk a little bit just so that I can see 9,000 on my Fitbit.

You're doing great!

thinkpositive on 10/11/2020:
Next week’s goal is to increase steps , a little at a time

thinkpositive on 10/11/2020:
Next week’s goal is to increase steps , a little at a time


Donkey on 10/10/2020:
Also, I can empathize with having to struggle with delicious foods around. It's really hard. Dedication, focus, commitment to goals, discipline, self-denial -- easier said than done.


bearcountrygg on 10/10/2020:
We have a similar problem...D is diabetic and I'm low blood sugar and the only thing that raises my numbers is sugar......so the things I have here for mine tempt D....and keeping them out of the house causes mine to dip too low......We help settle it a bit by having our own snack cupboards....( I stay out of his....but he tends to snack out of mine.).....but if your husband needs that stuff than it's necessary....


Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2020:
i also do not eliminate foods...i feel restricted when i do!

i rarely walk over 3 miles per day....almost never the recommened 5mi....do what you can to start!



Thinkpositive - Wednesday Oct 07, 2020
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

 

Hi-

Well let's just say I came close to my goals but didn't achieve 100 %. But I'm  okay with that. Yesterday- no chocolate, 2 oz of wine, a small amount of ice cream. Did an exercise video- 42 minutes included weights. Might start on that closet today.  

If I can have some small treats and don't feel like I'm depriving myself and can lose some weight, I will be happy. 

Today- add some fruit for snacks, go for a walk, at least start cleaning the closet !!, find a new credit card company ( yesterday found some fraudulent charges on our main credit card), do some reading on meditation. Keep logging on My Fitness Pal. Watch carbs and calories.

 

Hava a great day.

bearcountrygg on 10/07/2020:
Good plans...and I totally agree...need to have some treats......no need to be miserable!


innerpeace on 10/07/2020:
If only...my attitude is one treat deserves another - so I have to NOT eat them. Good luck.


Maria7 on 10/07/2020:
I need to clear out my closet, too.


grannyannie on 10/07/2020:
I didn't know about your husband. Big hugs to you. xx

thinkpositive on 10/10/2020:
Thanks , a difficult time and then today got the news that he has a malignancy in his lung. Ugh... Should find out more next week. No wonder I need a glass of wine or two!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/07/2020:
sometimes, it boils down to doing our best to stay in a positive direction, even if some goals take longer than expected :)

i used to have that attitude of InnerP that one treat deserves another...but i have since cut back tons from that approach (a different mindset)....but i sense that i have been backsliding...time to focus on health over here and more nutrition.


Donkey on 10/08/2020:
I feel the same way about having a small treat. It's a good practice in moderation as long as we stop with just a little, or just one. That's where I sometimes run into trouble, lol.


Maria7 on 10/09/2020:
Hope you are having a good day.



Thinkpositive - Tuesday Oct 06, 2020
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

 

Hi again,

Yesterday's plan was partially achieved . Didn't clean the closet, but that gets moved to a weekly goal. Did manage to go without wine, & ice cream . Forgot about the no chocolate goal so have to work on that today. The walk was 9 holes of golf. 

Today- Following the same plan but might do an exercise video instead of a walk.  Working to limit sugar. 

Have a great day. And also thanks for the encouragement and replies!

bearcountrygg on 10/06/2020:
Sounds like good ideas!


Jacky82020 on 10/06/2020:
Exercise videos are a great alternative to daily walking. Especially when the weather gets lousy.


grannyannie on 10/06/2020:
Well done. Only way for me to behave is not to have the tempting stuff in the house. I'm too weak!


Donkey on 10/06/2020:
This sounds like a great day to me! Even with the chocolate. Keep up the good work!


Maria7 on 10/06/2020:
I haven't had ice cream for a few days. Sort of almost missing it.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/06/2020:
nice job sticking to many of your goals!!



Thinkpositive - Monday Oct 05, 2020
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

 

Hi-

I always start off the week with a plan. I don't always follow it however .  I need to follow my thinkpositive  sign in !! 

Today's plan for today. No chocolate, wine or ice cream. Continue to organize - today will be one closet. Do a relaxing activity. Go for a walk and strength activity. Stay under 1300 calories. 

Will check in with my progress. 

Have a spectacular day!

 

grannyannie on 10/05/2020:
Welcome back!


bearcountrygg on 10/05/2020:
Good plan!!!


Coffee&Calories on 10/05/2020:
Sounds like a great plan!


Donkey on 10/05/2020:
I've been struggling with a plan for myself this week. Perhaps just a daily plan would work better for both of us this week. :-)


Maria7 on 10/05/2020:
Good plan for today.


legcramps on 10/05/2020:
Plans are great! Just remember there is no rule that they have to be followed to perfection - 100% effort in adapting to interruptions/challenges, rather than following a plan to the T.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2020:
you have good goals....your entry reminds me of BCBG who also comes up with daily goals.



Thinkpositive - Tuesday Sep 08, 2020
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

 

Hi all-

Starting the week with lower carbs & calories. Ok ,it's only day 2 but going well. Let's see if I can make it a whole week.

Of course I love carbs so it's a challenge. Trying to keep around 100 carbs which is doable.

Breakfast - 2 eggs with a sprinkling of cheese, Snack of a low carb protein shake,  Lunch- turkey & pickled beets

Snacks- a few walnuts, 2 oatmeal bites, rice cake, apple & tsp of peanut butter. Dinner will be ground turkey with Cole slaw with soy sauce ( haven't made it yet but sounds tasty.

 

Jacky82020 on 09/08/2020:
Don’t know about the beets, but the rest of your menu sounds great!


bearcountrygg on 09/08/2020:
It all sounds good to me...even the beets!


Donkey on 09/09/2020:
Keep at it! Good job!

I love carbs too, especially as we head into the cooler weather. *sigh*


Horn_of_plenty on 09/09/2020:
everything here sounds so tasty! it's only day 2 which is great!...you have many days of success ahead of you!


legcramps on 09/09/2020:
Have a great week!


Maria7 on 09/15/2020:
Hope you are having a good day.



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