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thinkpositive - Wednesday Mar 04, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


I'm back home & back to routine. So, no excuses, right? Seriously, March has got to be a month of being more diligent about watching my portions, eating healthy , avoiding snacks ( This is me giving myself a pep talk.) This morning I had a Dr appt & of course one of the first things they want to do is get a weight. I said, not today. The nurse said, ok, works for me. I like this time of the patient being more in control.

Speaking of weighing in though- I didn't have a scale available to me for the last 5 weeks. So I did gain a few pounds & hope to get those off this week.

Yesterday- Wh toast w/ smart balance. , ginger carrot soup, chicken stir fry w/ rice yogurt, gl of wine, 2 oranges, mini snickers. serving of almonds

Hope all is well with everyone!

Umpqua on 03/04/2015:
Welcome back (although I'm sure you're wishing you were back in FL :) At least we're supposed to have a thaw next week, I'm so looking forward to that. Good plan for March moving forward!

thinnside40 on 03/04/2015:
Best wishes for moving forward!

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
Hope you can get back on track. I'm having trouble getting seriously on track and staying there! We'll both do it with the holiday weight we both gained!

thinkpositive - Tuesday Feb 17, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Been busy with guests and not in any usual routine. Things going well- Good amount of walking. Walking at least 30 min each day- more often 45 min.. I do appreciate being here in Fl & able to exercise outside. Though I am missing my weights & abs class & zumba. Food choices fine in the morning through about 4 pm.

Not going so well- Snacking starting around 4 until dinner. I just can' t have any nuts, crackers, or I keep going back for more. Same for a glass of wine- often turns into a glass & a half. All of these things are preventing me from losing.

As I said in an earlier post, I don't have a scale here . As I was walking into a Publix market one day I saw a woman getting on a scale. One of those large scales & I thought - That is the last thing I would ever do! I hate being weighed in the Dr office so the idea of weighing myself in a grocery store for all of the world to see would be a nightmare!

Have not been logging my calories on Lose it for the last few days so will get back to doing that this week.

grannyannie on 02/17/2015:
Looks like you are enjoying your trip. It's VERY challenging to stay on plan when traveling.

Umpqua on 02/17/2015:
You picked a great time to get away with all the snow and frigid temps we've been dealing with. Good for you for staying on top of the exercise while away. I wouldn't get on one of those public scales either!

puddles on 02/17/2015:
I remember the scale at the Publix stores I also could not bring myself to doing that in front of all the people. Enjoy your holidays and have a great day.

Maria7 on 02/17/2015:
I know what you mean about the nuts, etc...I've had to recently give up my beloved sunflower seeds, too.

thinnside40 on 02/17/2015:
Enjoy that weather and the visits :)

biscottibody59 on 02/17/2015:
Nuts I can manage--crackers not so much. I can't stand ritz crackers, but if the leftovers are sitting around (I use them in an apple strudel recipe), I'll inhale them. Go figure!

Hang in there!

thinkpositive - Wednesday Feb 11, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi- Having a great day. A good vigorous walk, Qi Gong with friends, lunch at a good restaurant, reading & a little paddle around the pool, now sitting on the lanai wondering what my husband is preparing for dinner. Life is good!

Food- B- banana & peanut butter, L- portobella sandwich w/ small salad, S- goldfish crackers D- ? somethign with chicken & spinach & a glass of wine.

I will be happy if I can return home at the same weight as when I left. As I said in an earlier post , there is no scale here in my condo & I haven't gone out of my way to find one - so need to pay attention to what I'm eating. I can't afford to gain any weight. I should be on the losing side but I'm not going to beat myself up about that during this month.

I am keeping track of calories on Lose It which also helps. Thanks for all of your encouraging comments.

museumgirl on 02/11/2015:
Whoo, sounds like a fun day! Enjoy yourself and your friends, sounds like a fantastic place to be.

thinnside40 on 02/11/2015:
Enjoy your time away. Your being mindful of what your goal is, so I'm sure you'll do o.k. :)

Maria7 on 02/12/2015:
Glad you are having a happy vacation! You have an excellent attitude with regards to weight during your vacation, as in...enjoy yourself! :-)

Umpqua on 02/12/2015:
I had to Google Qi Gong, sounds interesting! you're doing great, keep it up.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/14/2015:
sounds like a wonderful day with good eats!

thinkpositive - Tuesday Feb 10, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Up& down this week.Today a better day with about 1400 calories . Everday seems to be a challenge for me. We've had company & out for meals. Today we ate at home so easier to control portions & plan ahead.

puddles on 02/10/2015:
It is harder with a lot of activities. Have a good evening.

thinnside40 on 02/10/2015:
Hi back! Glad you had a better day.

grannyannie on 02/11/2015:
It is so hard to behave when eating out! Good job on 1400!

museumgirl on 02/11/2015:
I think you're doing great. As long as we keep trying, we have never failed!

Umpqua on 02/11/2015:
I think you're doing great considering you're on holiday, especially with posting here!

thinkpositive - Friday Feb 06, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Enjoying my time here in Fl. Have done a lot of walking. 2 1/2 miles again today.

Food- I've been logging on Lose It- has just been okay - around 1500-1600 today .

Today- healthy breakfast & lunch , dinner could have been better - had coconut shrimp & then had 2 cookies for dessert.

Tomorrow- better choices!

Hope everyone has a good weekend !

thinnside40 on 02/07/2015:
Have a great weekend!

grannyannie on 02/07/2015:
It's tough to behave on a holiday, isn't it? Enjoy your sunshine!

thinkpositive on 02/07/2015:
UNFORTUNATELY!! But then it seems that I have many holidays!

SkinInTheGame on 02/07/2015:
Good job on the walking! Enjoy that beautiful state - FL!!!

Umpqua on 02/09/2015:
Walking is a huge help to me when I travel and I think your calories are great for a vacation!

thinkpositive - Wednesday Feb 04, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi- Yesterday around14-1500 calories . with 30 min walk & 15 min swim.

Today- 2 1/2 mi walk & around 1400 calories. Not proud of eating some french fres!! Otherwise healthy foods.

grannyannie on 02/05/2015:
We've all got to have occasional french fries! It's one of my weaknesses.

Umpqua on 02/05/2015:
Vacation temptations....We're going to Puerto Rico in April (I just might be counting down the days with all this snow) and I know there will be some delicious challenges there. It's all part of the fun of getting away and I think treats are fine as long as we moderate, moderate.

thinnside40 on 02/05/2015:
I gave into some too.... I'll live :)

biscottibody59 on 02/06/2015:
Enjoy your vacation! It's not easy to make all the best choices when you can choose things that perhaps aren't available at home! Not saying to go off the deep end or anything, but still--enjoy your eats!

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.

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