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thinkpositive - Monday Jul 13, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

HI -

Happy Monday! Another lovely summer day. Weekend was fine- didn't log my food but tried to balance food & drinks. Exercise seems to be gardening- about an hour each day.

Today- Breakfast was out with friends- 2 scr eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, 1 piece of rye toast w/ butter, Lunch- yogurt Dinner- planned - leftover pork , gr beans

Exercise- just some housework & gardening

Hope everyone had a good weekend & ready for the week ahead.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/13/2015:
that's good exercise and eating, it's been great weather this summer! not too hot or anything! :)

grannyannie on 07/13/2015:
Good plans! Have a lovely day.

puddles on 07/13/2015:
Sounds like fun. Enjoy.

hollybelle on 07/13/2015:
Good job! I love working in the yard and it is wonderful exercise......

GottaDoIt on 07/14/2015:
Have a wonderful day.

thinkpositive - Thursday Jul 09, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


It's good to be back. I'm logging my calories on my Lose It app & that works pretty well for me. I'm aiming at around 1400 -1500 caloires perday. I know I should also watch my carbs but for now just calories & heaalthy eating. Yesterday was around 1500 caloires & did pretty well with the exception of the Peppermint Patty that my husband brought home . Couldn't resist. Didn't get in any real exercise yesterday but did some gardening & cleaning. Today- Kashi cereal w/ 2% milk. turkey wrap sandwich, chobani yogurt. Dinner will be a shrimp dish Exercise today- 9 holes of golf.

A nice summer day here with rain predicted late today which is okay as I need to do some reading & get some ironing done. ( I hate ironing!)

Have a great day!

ohioraven on 07/09/2015:
Sounds good, TP.

biscottibody59 on 07/09/2015:
Keep up the good work!

hollybelle on 07/09/2015:
Hi and welcome back!

Umpqua on 07/12/2015:
I hope you're having a nice weekend!

thinkpositive - Wednesday Jul 08, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi - after a very long break,

I've been just trying to maintain without really counting calories and for the most part it has been okay. Now ready to resume and try to lose some weight.

It's been a good summer. Busy with gardening, some travel, getting together with family and friends.

As yesterday I had some extra caloires, today needs to be a lighter meal day. Planning a salad with turkey for lunch , dinner with some vegetables and chicken. Snacks- apple and peach

Exercise today will be weather related- hoping for a dry afternoon & a walk.

Looking forward to reconnecting with DD friends.

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
Welcome back! Good plans for today.

GottaDoIt on 07/08/2015:
Welcome back!!

Umpqua on 07/08/2015:
Welcome back and I hope the weather cooperates!

puddles on 07/08/2015:
Welcome back.

museumgirl on 07/09/2015:
Welcome back, I'm back after a long hiatus, too. Resuming the journey...

thinkpositive - Friday Apr 03, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


I feel like I've said this many times here on DD, but I am on a good track & now down 3 lbs & continuing 30 min of aerobics for 6 out of the last 7 days. I tried reducing my carbs a bit & doing more aerobics on a more consistent basis. Going to watch my Easter meals. Since I'm cooking that should be manageable. So down 3 with 7 to go on this goal.

Happy Passover , Happy Easter & Happy Spring

puddles on 04/03/2015:
Congrats on the loss.

museumgirl on 04/03/2015:
Congrats on the loss! have a good day.

grannyannie on 04/03/2015:
Well done!

thinnside40 on 04/07/2015:
Great job!

biscottibody59 on 04/07/2015:
Excellent progress--keep up the good work!

thinkpositive - Tuesday Mar 31, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


So now finishing the 2nd week of my weight management program and have come to the conclusion that this is a great maintenance program. So 2 days ago tweaked the program so I won't have as many carbs. What works for me is between 100-150 carbs each day which isn't real low but on the Plate plan I was eating closer to 200 carbs. Too many for me. I'll be weighing in soon & find out if I lost this week. I'm going to stay with it just because it makes me accountable for a weigh in and we do discuss other things like portion control and healthy eating. I have had a great week for exercise- only took one day off, Other wise 1/2 hr- 1 hour each day. Still looking to make some inroads on this 10 lb goal.

puddles on 03/31/2015:
I do the same I keep my carbs around 100. I rather do that then cut them out of my plan. Looking forward to see how it worked out for you weight wise. I am sure it will have made a good difference. Have a great evening.

thinnside40 on 03/31/2015:
Sounds good.. Congrats on staying on track with plan(s).

Umpqua on 04/01/2015:
I think that's a good range, that's what I aim for on most days although I do go closer to 200 sometimes. Good for you for tweaking things to meet your own needs and sticking with the program!

thinkpositive - Friday Mar 27, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


I'm in the second week of my 6 week diet program. Lost one pound the first week. Somewhat disappointed but then had to remember that I did have a few "off" meals and maybe hadn't exercised as much as I could have. This isn't a fast weight loss plan anyway so 1 1/2 lb is about all to expect. Funny story- In this weight management program there are somewhere around 15 women. During the weekly session we get weighed in. So as we're standing in line I hear the coordinator , nutritionist, counseling women after they got weighed in & it sounds like no one had lost weight. Now my turn comes & I was upset to find that I had gained a pound. Well as it turned out the scale was not properly calibrated & when we weighed in on the onther scale I had lost a pound. So this week is going well- so far. What is going well is - 1. I have not been snacking other than the snacks that I'm allowed on the plan. 2. no wine this week & I don't feel deprived 3. feeling in control of my eating 4. getting used to eating a bit less 5. getting in a half hour of exercise every day.

So hoping my success will carry me through to another successful day.

Umpqua on 03/27/2015:
Those are all wonderful improvements and a success! I've been losing really slowly this go around too and as long as I'm moving in the right direction and not feeling deprived, I'm happy. Keep up the good work!

grannyannie on 03/27/2015:
Well done! Have an amazing weekend.

thinnside40 on 03/27/2015:
Great job!

biscottibody59 on 03/29/2015:
It all sounds good--keep up the good work!

thinkpositive - Sunday Mar 22, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi all,

Doing well on my 6 week diet plan. It's only been four days but it's been manageable and I've been able to stay away from snack foods. EXCEPT for sleep! Anyone know why I wake so early.? I know it has something to do with what I'm eating . Is it the number of calories? This plan calls for about 1400 calories which isn't super low. It's not low carb but is lower in fat. Any thoughts?

I'm willing to sacrifice some sleep for weight loss but not for a long period of time.

So I'm eating 3 meals of about 300 calories with 2 snacks of around 200 calories. My big sacrifice is staying away from wine which I'm not happy about but I'm sure even a small glass will slow down weight loss.

Trying to exercise every day for at least 30 minutes.

Will give a weight update when I weigh in on Tuesday.

puddles on 03/22/2015:
I can't help you with the sleep thing I am an early riser whatever time I go to bed. I am sure you will figure it out. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/22/2015:
No idea about the sleep but I know it's important for weight loss. Good luck.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/22/2015:
I have experienced poor sleep when eating what i guess is too low calories for me. If i did a few days of 1200, no doubt i'd have screwy sleep. even calories at 1400 does it to me - but it also depends when i eat & what i eat. If i have only liquids for dinner, i will surely be up and hungry...One glass of wine will not hamper your weight loss very much.

biscottibody59 on 03/22/2015:
Glad you found a program you can live with--sounds like good support as well!

I can go on and on about sleep--haha! If you've been used to drinking alcohol right before bed it may be that you're going through a period of withdrawal/adjustment and it's just a matter of time for your system to acclimate to the change.

I'm a 100% happy camper with my CPAP therapy since being diagnosed with sleep apnea about 5 years ago. I get GREAT restorative sleep about 99.999% of the time:-)

I hope you figure it out--it's miserable to have sleep issues of any kind!

Umpqua on 03/23/2015:
I've had disrupted sleep patterns when going extremely low carb and during my vegan experiment. So I'm guessing it has something to do with your body adjusting to this new way of eating. It could have something to do with the wine too, but I bet your body will adjust pretty soon. Keep up the good work!

Maria7 on 03/24/2015:
Sounds like you have a good program going, especially the 30 mins walking each day as well as 1400 cals/day. :-)

thinkpositive - Wednesday Mar 18, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Finding that I have not been having success on my own, decided to enroll in a 6 week weight managment program offered at a local hospital. Attended my first session yesterday & will attend once a week for 6 weeks. Based on nutritional standards & not so much counting calories but based on a small dinner plate being filled 1/2 vegetables, 1/4 of the plate ,or 3 oz of protein & small portion of carbs + fruit & nonfat milk. I'm "thinking positive" about this program & need the accountability of weighin in once a week. It's all women , around a dozen of us , some with more to lose than me but many about the same size. I happen to know the woman, a nutritionist, who runs the program & respect her. She has a nice manner & is supportive. I'll be letting you know how this works for me. The difference for me is eating more protein for breakfast & eating more vegetables & less protein for dinner. And of course only nutritious snacks. That will be my challenge. Oh, & I don't remember wine being mentioned!

Will find time later to respond to posts. Wish me luck on this program!

puddles on 03/18/2015:
Good luck with your new program. Have a great day.

Umpqua on 03/18/2015:
Sounds interesting, and I'm sure it will be nice to have a real-life support group. Best of luck with it!

BellaK on 03/18/2015:
Some people thrive in group settings - I hope it works great for you!

thinnside40 on 03/18/2015:
Best wishes~

grannyannie on 03/18/2015:
Hope the programme proves helpful!

SkinInTheGame on 03/18/2015:
So excited for you! You will have to let is know how it goes!! Best of luck!

Maria7 on 03/19/2015:
Sounds real good! :-)

thinkpositive - Saturday Mar 14, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Yesterday was a good day- pretty much taking it easy after Thursday oral surgery.

B- oatmeal , Lunch- tomato soup, bread w/ p.b. Dinner- broccoli/cheddar soup, snacks- apple sauce, 2 squares of chocolate, yogurt, orange

Exercise- housework

biscottibody59 on 03/14/2015:
I hope your dental recovery continues to go well--enjoy the rest of your day!

thinkpositive - Thursday Mar 12, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Busy this week so just catching up. Today on a "soft" diet as I had a tooth pulled. i was a mess thinking about it so glad it's over with & going to follow post-op instructions so that I won't have any problems. Ice, pain medications, salt water rinses, antibiotics

Today - toast before dental procedure , butternut squash soup, applesauce, ice cream, yogurt

Exercise - spotty this week- treadmill on Tues, & a 50 min walk on Wed, resting today.

I was hoping that his would be a great week for weight loss but it's not looking that way- but the week isn't over yet!

puddles on 03/13/2015:
I hate the dentist appointments. Have a great day.

Umpqua on 03/13/2015:
Sorry to hear about your tooth, definitely take it easy and follow instructions to avoid any complications. I hope you start to feel better over the weekend!

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