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thinkpositive - Tuesday Feb 03, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Ok, now settled & will be here for the month so need to get serious about watching what I eat.

My plan is to use Lose It to log food. and try to stay around 1400 calories. I'm pretty good about exercise but since I'm not near my gym & usual classes will walk, swim & bike and do my floor exercises.

Food planned for today- B- bagel L- salad with turkey, cheese , tomato D- going out for Thai food Snacks- yogurt, apple , Bagel isn't the best choice but no bread for lunch.

Yikes- I don't have a scale here so that is a challenge in itself. No feedback . I think there might be a gym here where I'm staying so will check that out - it should have a scale.

It's a lovely day here. Hope everyone has a great day.

museumgirl on 02/03/2015:
Sounds like you are ready! I know some people really like avoiding the scale, while i am an addict....hope you find what makes you feel comfortable. Glad you are settled, have a good day :)

Umpqua on 02/03/2015:
You're missing all our great weather here! ;) I'm so happy for you that you can escape it, I'm sure you're having a lovely time. RE the scale, your clothes are a good general guide so you be able to tell if you need to scale back. Enjoy your thai food, nom nom.

thinkpositive on 02/04/2015:
Good point. that will have to be my guide!

thinnside40 on 02/03/2015:
Glad you made it safe and are getting settled with an agenda... Best wishes!

BellaK on 02/03/2015:
I wish I were in FL (instead I'm surrounded by snow and coldness!). Enjoy it!

grannyannie on 02/04/2015:
Enjoy the warmth! You're doing well with your meals.

thinkpositive - Friday Jan 30, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi- On the road for the last few days heading to FL. Now visiting with friends in SC,

Exercise has been spotty as I've spent many hours in the car. Today a long walk on the beach.

Food- Well- The good news is that I haven't had as many snacks ! And trying to eat healthy meals. Will try to post more when I get settled.

puddles on 01/31/2015:
A little breezy for a walk on the beach the weather has been slightly on the chilly side right now in SC but you are lucky and moving on to Fl. I love SC for my Winters. Wishing you a great weekend.

thinnside40 on 01/31/2015:
Travel safe!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/01/2015:
a long walk on the beach is wonderful exercise! have a wonderful day with your friends!

thinkpositive - Monday Jan 26, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


I'm just kind of plodding along- a couple of good days & then falling back to eating too many snacks. Now probably stuck in the house as I wait for the blizzard to hit. Low snow predictions - 12 in. - high 41 in. Most predictions are 2-3 feet. I've changed my outlook to enjoying winter to considering it a major inconvenience. I'm scheduled to leave for the warmer weather on Wed & we'll have to see what happens. As soon as roads are clear.

Today- B- skipped it today L- small pita w/ bacon, mayo snacks- almonds, raisins , banana pb, wine Dinner- chili

Exercise- gym class- i hr abs & weights, also- hauling wood up to the porch

Hope all in the path of this major storm stay safe!

thinnside40 on 01/26/2015:
Keep warm and safe!

museumgirl on 01/26/2015:
Hope the snow is reasonable. Stay safe!

museumgirl on 01/26/2015:
Hope the snow is reasonable. Stay safe!

Umpqua on 01/27/2015:
So far this storm has been a dud here, enough to be pretty but not do much damage. I know other areas have gotten slammed though. I hope your travel plans go smoothly!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/27/2015:
Just like Umpqua said, luckily we didn't get hit as hard as expected...around 8-10 inches over here. Have a great day!

thinkpositive - Tuesday Jan 20, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Had a real work out at Zumba today. Went to a different class & this instructor is much more intense than others I have been to. Less concerned with complicated dance steps and more about intensity & keeping moving. I was sort of looking at the clock thinking I might leave after 30 min but then decided I could stick it out. I did see that others had left & decided that I was the oldest person still left in the class.

Food has been up & down for the last few days. Hoping that Zumba helped out with my lunch today. Ot maybe I was so hungry because of Zumba.

B- sunflower toast with smart balalnce, L- peanut butter sandwich Snacks- a few almonds, pear, carrots - ice cream (wasn't part of the plan!) Dinner- tilapia, broccoli, baked potato - ( ended up dumping the tilapia- didn't tast right & had a small chicken salad sandwich)

museumgirl on 01/21/2015:
Good for you for sticking with a tough workout!

Maria7 on 01/21/2015:
Hahaha! Sometimes, you know, AGE has nothing to do with anything! :-D

Umpqua on 01/21/2015:
Woo hoo, you're kicking booty!

thinnside40 on 01/21/2015:
Sunflower toast sounds yummy. Hope your Wednesday was a good day too.

thinkpositive - Friday Jan 16, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Well , I went skiing. It was a big deal because I was afraid skiing would be one more thing that I would no longer do. I only went for a few hours & that was enough to satisfy me. It was a glorious sunny day. For me it felt like a spa day! Totally relaxing & fun.

Food - not the best.... B- multgrain bread w/ butter & honey, L- clam chowder w / a few crackers D- 2/3 of a small plain pizza snacks- popcorn, beer, apple

Seems a bit lacking in the vegetable area.... Better tomorrow

nenak on 01/16/2015:
I love skiing glad you enjoyed your day x

thinnside40 on 01/16/2015:
Glad you got to enjoy yourself while burning calories.

thinkpositive - Thursday Jan 15, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi- A good day- no meetings, no appointments, no museum guiding. Got to the gym & went to a different class & decided that I like this class more than others so will make an effoert to take this class again. This teacher keeps a good pace, challenges & doesn't wear out my knees !! Also it is sunny today- makes such a difference to my mood. Thinking about going skiing- not today but maybe soon. Haven't been in so long but still have equipment . Afraid that if I don't ski at least once a year that I'll stop altogether & I don't like that idea.

Food- B- scrambled egg, 1/2 eng muff, L- salad with turkey & cheese, strawberries, D- planning- beef chili, snacks- strawberries, yogurt, square of chocolate

Good postings here on DD. Great support & encouragement! Good to be here.

Umpqua on 01/15/2015:
Good work! We don't ski as often since the boys came along but we try to go at least once a year. We're supposed to go to Otis on Monday which I've never been to, but it's cheap and good for the beginners. Are you a docent now? I had a friend who did it at the British Art Museum in New Haven and loved it.

thinkpositive on 01/15/2015:
I think I'll go to Southington tomorrow- an easy mountain, but that's ok. Yes a docent at Hill Stead.

Umpqua on 01/15/2015:
I just remembered you used to do it when you lived overseas - that seems like a long time ago!

thinkpositive on 01/15/2015:
Like a lifetime ago!

puddles on 01/15/2015:
You certainly sound positive keep up the good work. Wishing you a great day.

museumgirl on 01/15/2015:
I haven't been skiing in years, sounds fun. The exercise class sounds like a winner, too :)

thinnside40 on 01/15/2015:
Never been skiing. I bet it's a workout of it's own...

thinkpositive - Wednesday Jan 14, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Today- B- oatmeal, L- salad with turkey and avocado w o & v D- kashi dinner snacks- 4 cheese & crackers, pear glass of wine, 12 small pretzels

Exercise- only 15 min of floor exercises

So not a bad day . Will have more exercise tomorrow.

thinnside40 on 01/14/2015:
I want some oatmeal....LOL Hard to do when it's only on the grocery list. Hate to go out amongst so many people with sickness/flu... Only 15 minutes of exercise? BETTER THAN NOTHING! Good job.

thinkpositive - Tuesday Jan 13, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0



B- oatmeal, L- mushroom soup, wheat bread, small piece of apple pie, D- butternut squash soup, eng muff snacks- carrots w/ hummus, a few nuts

Exercise 1/2 hr treadmill

Apple Pie !! Good grief what was I thinking. I am weak. So I figured that the 1/2 hr on the treadmill may have equaled out the pie

Is it possible to eat too much soup- may have had too much squash soup....

The positive side- no wine tonight.

puddles on 01/13/2015:
The soup question I don't think so unless they are cream soups - bouillon soups are usually low. Good Grief the pie lol lol. We all have these moments of temporary insanity lol. Have a great evening

thinkpositive on 01/13/2015:
Thanks, puddles. Have to keep my sense of humor.

thinnside40 on 01/13/2015:
You were thinking "apple pie".... hehehehehe. It's lifestyle change, not a regime of never having the hings you like ever again. Just moderation is a key.

thinkpositive on 01/14/2015:
Ha, good one. Guess I was. Have to change my thinking!

Umpqua on 01/14/2015:
I so hear you, I was "thinking" cheesecake this past weekend and suddenly it appeared before me. You're doing well overall so don't sweat it!

thinkpositive - Monday Jan 12, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Not the best weekend but could have been worse. Always hard when I have meals out.

Today- B- wheat toast, L- wrap with light mayo, turkey and avocado, Snacks- almonds, pear, piece of cheese. yogurt, D- chicken curry, rice peas

Exercise- 15 min floor exercises, 1/2 hr on the treadmill

Good start to the week!

Hope everyone has a good week.

puddles on 01/12/2015:
A new week a new beginning. Have a great one.

museumgirl on 01/12/2015:
well it is a journey, full of twists and turns...as long as you are on the path, you are doing well. :)

thinnside40 on 01/12/2015:
Good start to the week indeed.

Umpqua on 01/13/2015:
Excellent food and exercise plan to start the week off right!

thinkpositive - Saturday Jan 10, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


It is hard to stick with my plan while eating out. Yesterday I planned to eat an appetizer portion at dnner but somehow when the server mentioned the steak with mushrooms & mashed potatoes that sounded so much better. And then I decided a glass of red wine would taste good with it. I gave my husband 1/2 of the steak so that helped keep the portion reasonable. Today I was out for lunch & was able to keep with a salad & just a few bites of my husband's grilled cheese and lobster sandwich, which I must say was delicious.

Today- B- oatmeal, L- salad with chicken, olives, cheese, tomatoes & some croutons & some bites of sandwich, , D.- plan to have tomato basil soup Snack- handful of almonds , glass of wine

Exercise- 20 min walk

puddles on 01/10/2015:
You really did not do to badly it could have been worst. Hard to resist a good glass of wine when you are out. Have a great evening.

museumgirl on 01/10/2015:
At least you enjoyed yourself, and you didn't do bad at all :)

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