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thinkpositive - Saturday Aug 15, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Dinner party went well. I did indulge a bit- some nuts, a few cheeses & crackers, a portion of the blueberry dessert & ice cream & a glass of wine. There you go.

Today has been fine. Now considering the Paleo diet. Any thoughts? . I read Dr Oz's rendition of the plan & I think it will work for me. I will miss bread though.. And then always new ingredients to buy which I can't - or rather don't want to- do today. Basically, protein & vegetables with some fruit. I can handle that.

Tired from all of the preparations for the party. Being a slug today. Reading & maybe some pool time & a picnic & concert tonight.

Maria7 on 08/15/2015:
I do Paleo off and on and it helps. I think it is one of the best ones. :-)

grannyannie on 08/15/2015:
I don't trust anything Dr Oz endorses. Personally, I'm suspicious of any of these special diets. I just eat healthy.

thinkpositive on 08/15/2015:
I liked the three day detox and it beats going the Nutrisystem route.

grannyannie on 08/15/2015:
The only time I did any diet other than calories and healthy eating was about 6 months on Weight Watchers.

biscottibody59 on 08/15/2015:
I know very little about the paleo diet, but I did hear an interview with the guy that kind of set it in motion. I think it's a fad and anyone who has any kind of inflammatory issues; high cholesterol, high hsCRP, T2 diabetes or autoimmune disease will probably not see it healing them in the long run. Perhaps numbers look goo in the short-term.

The best diet for inflammation is a healing diet free of added salt, oil and sugar (SOS)--eating as close to unprocessed as possible. It's also the one with the biggest learning curve and challenge to the brain/tastebuds. But once you lose the taste for SOS, you're home free:-) It will never be adopted on any grand scale.

Good luck with the new thing--I think it's good to try new things and shake things up!

thinkpositive on 08/15/2015:
Thanks. Right , something new & something I can handle. Also have been extremely tired in the afternoon. Like to see if this improves my energy.

ohioraven on 08/15/2015:
My buddies say I eat like a Cave Man sometimes.

thinkpositive on 08/15/2015:
Ha ! Then you qualify as Paleo.

thinkpositive - Friday Aug 14, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Doing well this last week. Staying away from bad snacks, no wine, limiting my portions. Staying within 1400 calories.

Today will be more challenging as I'm having a dinner party. The good part is that I can limit my portions & make a non alcoholic drink. I will want to try my blueberry dessert with lemon flavored ice cream though.... Just a small portion. Main meal is cold salmon with a tarragon sauce .

Will try to get a walk in at some point today.

Have a great day!

grannyannie on 08/14/2015:
Well done! Dinner parties are a big challenge!

Umpqua on 08/14/2015:
Your dinner party sounds lovely, enjoy!

Maria7 on 08/15/2015:
Hope you are having a wonderful day. :-)

thinkpositive - Thursday Aug 13, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Another perfect day!

Food is a bit scattered- B- healthnut bread w almond butter, L- a protein bar while I was shopping, got home & had a few slices of turkey pepperoni, then a 1/2 ham sandwich. D- planning on lamb chop and corn. Have to eat the corn from my garden! Snacks- apple, hummus with vegetables, peach

Exercise today- 9 holes of golf , walking with a cart., maybe a little water exercise in the pool

thinkpositive - Wednesday Aug 12, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Having a good day. Sunny & dry with a nice breeze. perfect summer day.

Glad to see that the scale didn't go up after the 3 day detox. Hoping to maintain that loss but we'll see. Today- B- toast w/ almond butter, L- almond milk w/ fruit + some turkey Snacks- plum, more almond milk, tomato Dinner- plan to have chicken , squash, corn & potato

Exercise- 3 mile walk

ohioraven on 08/12/2015:
Nice !

puddles on 08/12/2015:
We all love those Summer days. Congrats on the scale not going up. Have a great evening.

biscottibody59 on 08/12/2015:
Looks like a filling and tasty dinner:-)

hollybelle on 08/13/2015:
Good news on your recent loss. I love your dinner plan meal! keep up the good work!

Umpqua on 08/13/2015:
Wonderful food choices and good going on the walk!

thinkpositive - Tuesday Aug 11, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Good morning,

Why did I make an 8 am dentist appt. ? Too early to sit & to have hands in my mouth & tools poking & prodding & grinding away. Did I leave out the water & suction? Anyway, I survived.

It is so nice to see the scale move down by 5 lbs in 3 days. I realze that it's not a true loss but just feels good to see the scale move. So now that the 3 day detoz is over, now what? I need to come up with a plan to build on this & not watch the scale move back up by 5 lbs. I was toying with the idea of going the Nutrisystem route. I did it about 20 yrs ago & was successful but hated the sight of the food at the end. I don't think I'll do it because of the processed food. That's not the direction I'm going in so it doesn't make any sense. I just need to break a few bad habits. the after 4 o'clock snacking is #1. Having a glass or two wine every night- a waste of calories. and then more snacks after dinner- #3. If I can work on those 3 areas I'll save about 300-400 calories of calories with no nutritional benefit.

Things to ponder today... Raining here- lovely- we need it.

puddles on 08/11/2015:
I am sure you will find the balance in a healthy eating plan. A life change. Have a great day and congrats on the detox.

grannyannie on 08/11/2015:
Agree it's nice to see the scale move even though you know some is fluid. I did a processed food diet about 20 years ago. Lost the weight but it really was not healthy food.

ohioraven on 08/11/2015:
How about some sort of exercise in your future plan ?

thinkpositive on 08/11/2015:
Good point.

biscottibody59 on 08/11/2015:
Plan looks like a winner!

Umpqua on 08/12/2015:
Yes, the rain was so nice. I agree with you about not doing processed food, I feel much better when I eat real, whole foods. Good point about getting some exercise in and maybe even subbing out healthier snacks at night or having them on hand if you do get hungry?

thinkpositive - Sunday Aug 09, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Second day of detox. I'm not doing it for the detox but to lose a couple of lbs because I need to see the scale move and to break some bad habits. Mainly snacking after dinner which didn't used to be a problem but somehow has become one.

No problem with the veg/fruit smoothies. They are filling and taste good. Calories are about 1100 .

Hope everyone is doing well.

ohioraven on 08/09/2015:
Hi, TP. My night time snack is cottage cheese with fruit. Sometimes a LOT of it. Have a good day.

puddles on 08/09/2015:
I have never had any of these things called smoothies. Might just have to try that out at one point. Yes breaking a habit can be hard once we start. You seem to be doing good keep at it.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/09/2015:
good cals, I am sure you'll see the scale move!

biscottibody59 on 08/09/2015:
Sounds like a great plan!

Mistyrose on 08/10/2015:
A detox can help with the scale and help break the night time eating pattern.

Umpqua on 08/11/2015:
The detox sounds interesting, keep us posted on how things are going!

thinkpositive - Saturday Aug 08, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Starting a 3 day detox diet. Didn't decide until after breakfast but so far so good. Basically fruit & vegetable smoothies with some almond butter or coconut oil in each one.

I needed to do something to see some results . I did this 3 day program a while back & I lost a few lbs & felt pretty good.

Exercise today was gardening.

ohioraven on 08/09/2015:
Keep up the exercise. In my experience slow and steady diet changes worked the best for me. Have a good day, TO.

thinkpositive - Friday Aug 07, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi- Another beautiful day. Sunny with low humidity.

Started the day with a blood draw- thankfully they open at 7 & the hospital is so close that the total time from leaving to getting home for my cup of coffee was less than an hour.

Breakfast- Cheerios w/ skim milk & blueberries, Lunch- tuna w/ mustard, corn on the cob from my garden w/ some butter, more blueberries Dinner will be leftover salmon & more corn. Oh I'm sure I'll have some snacks- just need to limit the amount. Still aiming at 1400 calories. Exercise- Zumba class- about 45 min & some gardening.

Hope you are having a great day.

ohioraven on 08/07/2015:
Sounds good, TP.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/07/2015:
1400 cals is awesome! even 1700 for me is considered a beautiful day lol. nice to hear of the beautiful weather, too...it's been lovely here as well! def a happy summer :)

thinkpositive - Thursday Aug 06, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


So this was my day yesterday. Golf in the morning with a friend. Lots of catching up in between golf swings. Followed by an iced coffee at Starbuck's. Home , shower , lunch & off to spend some time with my friend in hospice, stayed an hour and a 1/4 , left her knowing my husband was going to stay with her soon after I left. A priest came by to pray with her as I left her & she died just before my husband was there as the priest was about to leave. As emotional as it was I knew that I was scheduled to have dinner & shop with my 10 yr old grand daughter. I gave her a choice for dinner & she choose Olive Garden- not my favorite but I had soup & salad , not bad but then my grand daughter insisted on a dessert. Well I helped her eat it. ugh... not happy. Off to shop but the goal was for her to buy Converse sneakers & she wasn't happy about the fit, off to find another store to see if they had another type of Converse. They did, but still not happy with the fit. So no sneakers and she had no interest in any other type of shoe. A very unhappy 10 year old who had been so psyched about buying these shoes. Went home & had 2 glasses of wine & some pretzels.

The reason for going through all of this is to show how weak I am & how worthless it is to even think I'm going to lose weight. Yes, an unusual day to have been with someone just before death & then unhappy to not have had a good ending for my grand daughter, but still no reason to abandon my goal .

Today is a new day, right??

grannyannie on 08/06/2015:
So sorry about the loss of your friend. To be expected that you'll have some wine and dessert. I'll be taking my son's family to Olive Garden when I get to Michigan. Their online menu does have some low cal choices which I hope I will choose!

You'll get back on track.

thinkpositive on 08/06/2015:

puddles on 08/06/2015:
Sorry about your friend. Yes today is a new day and a great day to get back on track. Have a good one.

thinkpositive on 08/06/2015:
Thank you.

thinkpositive - Wednesday Aug 05, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Awake early, which isn't a good start to the day, but nothing new for me. Yesterday - did get some exercise in, and although not what I had planned it was about 20 min of good aerobic exercise. Food- Didn't meet my goal of just fruits & vegetables for snacks but close to it. Spent 3 hours sitting with a church member in hospice and at the end of her life . I thought I was doing okay with it & I was , but hard not to let it affect me for the day.

So goals for today-

exercise- I'm playing golf but I think iw will involve an electric cart so can't count that as exercise. It will be hot today so that might rule out a walk.

Food- Working for 1400 calories and to limit snacks to 2 fruits & vegetables. No wine today.

Hope you all have a good day.

grannyannie on 08/05/2015:
Good job on the exercise. Have a great day today. :)

puddles on 08/05/2015:
There is still some exercise in just playing golf even with a cart so don't eliminate it completely. Have a great day and keep doing the best you can it will all work out in the end.

ohioraven on 08/05/2015:
Park at the women's tees and hit from the men's tees. That should do it.

Summer1142 on 08/05/2015:
Agreed - golf is still decent exercise, even with a cart. Hope your afternoon went well!

hollybelle on 08/05/2015:
Your golf with a cart isn't exactly sitting still - stand and walk all you can and have fun!

biscottibody59 on 08/05/2015:
I'm sure that church friend or their family appreciated you being there. Not easy.

Have a good evening!

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