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thinkpositive - Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

An Ok day but not totally in control. No real harm done but a few too many snacks. Breakfast- smoothie, lunch- turkey, cheese, tomato, dinner, corn chicken, squash snacks - almonds, apple, pear, carrots, peanut butter, beer.

Exercise- Zumba, gardening

Leaving for a 2 week trip to South Africa in 2 days. Excited!

museumgirl on 09/23/2014:
Well, they all sound like healthy snacks. Have a great trip!

puddles on 09/23/2014:
Have a great time in South Africa.

Destiny65 on 09/24/2014:
South Africa trip? Sounds exciting! Have a great time!

biscottibody59 on 09/24/2014:
Safe travels--sounds like a great trip!

ps come back here and post when you get back--okay?

thinkpositive on 09/26/2014:
Yes, I will be back! Thanks!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/24/2014:
nice to read all those fruits and veggies!

thinkpositive - Monday Sep 22, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

Down one lb this morning. So about 5 lbs in 3 weeks which makes me happy. Today- Breakfast smoothie, lunch- turkey, tomato, avocado & cheese, snack- almonds & a small piece of chocolate. dinner- steak, winter squash, wine Exercise- 1 hr of weights & abs class.

Hope everyone is off to a good start!

museumgirl on 09/22/2014:
yaay! 5 pounds - great progress :)

biscottibody59 on 09/23/2014:
Very nice loss--and for three weeks that's really a nice number!

Destiny65 on 09/23/2014:
Great loss!

thinkpositive - Saturday Sep 20, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

Happy Saturday.

Breakfast- almond milk/fruit smoothie, Lunch- turkey, tomato, avocado. cheese Snacks- almonds, peanuts, ginger, chocolate, Dinner- going out for dinner, a casual place-I'll have a salad

Exercise- a 45 min walk including a long steep hill

Nice weather.

biscottibody59 on 09/21/2014:
Sounds like a good walk--hope you're having a good day!

thinkpositive - Friday Sep 19, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

Some days the scale is my friend. Down a pound which makes it all worthwhile. It's not hard following this lo carb plan. Mainly because it's not extremely low. And I am back to my nightly glass of wine. B.- almond milk smoothie, lunch- turkey, some cheese, sliced tomatoes, snacks- almonds, a small piece of chocolate. dinner - brussel sprouts with chicken and rice. And then there will be a glass of wine

One thing I have been doing is having a glass of water with juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime each morning. Who knows if it is doing anything but I'll continue doing it.

My next goal is to lose 3 lbs .

Have a good weekend!

puddles on 09/19/2014:
Sound all good keep up the good work.

biscottibody59 on 09/19/2014:
Congrats--enjoy your evening!

museumgirl on 09/19/2014:
Sounds like a great meal plan. I heartily approve of the wine :) Wish I could indulge more often!

thinkpositive - Thursday Sep 18, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

Seem to be stuck at the same weight. Still keeping my carbs around 100 and I'm not a candidate for really low carbs- it makes me weak and grumpy.

Today- Breakfast smoothie w/ almond milk, peach, and peanut butter. Lunch- leftover swordfish & broccoli, snacks so far- almonds, crystallized ginger, chocolate ( this is the area where I should cut down & be better amount amounts) dinner will be chicken w/ tomatoes & rice.

Exercise- golf

biscottibody59 on 09/18/2014:
The original diet I went on here on DDs was somewhat low-carb and rigid, but I lost about 20 pounds on it. I couldn't tell you how many carb grams it had. I modified it over time, but the idea was good. I think about trying it again from time to time, but I question my motivation to commit.

If you can gradually transition to the level of carbs (from the lower end) that allow you to exercise like you're accustomed to, sleep well, lose steadily and moderate your moods then you're doing great!

thinkpositive on 09/19/2014:
For me it's also a way of keeping my cravings under control. Maybe I'm eating too many almonds but it's better than eating all the junk food.

thinkpositive - Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

I've been continuing to watch my carbs but not folowing the Dr Oz 2 week diet. Still eating/drinking the smoothie with almond milk & frozen fruit for breakfast & avoiding bread for lunch & then trying to avoid heavy carbs and sugar. I can't say that I was totally successful over the weekend but haven't gained any weight.

Today- breakfast smoothie, lunch- salad w/ avocado, ham, turkey & o& V dressing

Exercise - hope to get out for a walk!

biscottibody59 on 09/16/2014:
Have a good afternoon!

OhioRaven on 09/16/2014:
Keep at it, TP.

puddles on 09/16/2014:
Keep it up. Have a great day.

Destiny65 on 09/17/2014:
Success is defined by different things some times. Success is that you are still trying... So often we look at what we think is a mishap and not the big picture. You are still moving forward ... That's success!

thinkpositive - Saturday Sep 13, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0


Had a great day yesterday & then had a glass of wine & a high calorie/carb dessert. That was stupid! No harm done but no weight loss. Pretty much staying the same this week. Have lost 3 1/2 lbs in the last 2 weeks so happy with that . Funny how quickly the carbs add up. Just with my breakfast smoothie it's 41 carbs which includes 1 c of unsweetened fruit & a /2 banana. I guess I could cut back a bit on the fruit. Going to try to stay under 100 carbs but challenging if I start the day with 41. Busy this week so it's been hard to get a lot of exercise in but did walk 1/2 hr yesterday & a little longer today. Have a great weekend.

biscottibody59 on 09/13/2014:
You're doing great--have a good day!

puddles on 09/13/2014:
Yes it is hard to stay under 100 carbs. I also look at my carb intake and my fat intake. I dont worry too much about calories but automatically if the carbs and fats are low the calories are not high. Have a great day.

Destiny65 on 09/13/2014:
Keep up the good work!

OhioRaven on 09/13/2014:
To me, Carbs are Addictive. One sandwich and I start falling off the wagon. a bowl of spaghetti would probably do me in. Have a great day TP.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/14/2014:
I am not sure what any detox should feel like except that sometimes there can be withdrawal symptoms when your body is so used to getting something that you've been giving it for so long. The body is just not used to being without it. Anyways, I am praying that's what it is - because I long to be pain free again. I am so young - only just turned 32! - and shouldn't have leg pain everyday. it doesn't make any sense.

Just like Ohio wrote above, I am also a carb addict. They easily affect me, my mood, and my cravings. If I have too many carbs, I will struggle to keep from binging. My secret is to always have healthy food around & little very dangerous carbs so that I cannot make those bad choices when at home :) usually I just have fruit and some small popsicles that can help me when craving sugars.

thinkpositive - Thursday Sep 11, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

It's Thursday already - the week is flying by. I find myself making a few modifications to the diet which I will stop calling a diet as it's just a low carb way of eating. Breakfast- fruit smoothis, lunch- salad with avocado, turkey , oil & vinegar, dinner- a small portion of spaghetti, sauce & 2 matballs , salad w/ o&v snacks- a fruit juice spritzer, almonds, peach

Interesting about following this plan - I have had alcohol only 1 day out of 9 days. I have had 1-2 glasses of wine everyday in the past. That in itself should make a difference.

I have to start being more diligent about measuring & counting carbs

Exercise- golf & gardening

museumgirl on 09/11/2014:
I think cutting the alcohol really helps - I too was a 1-2 (or more) glasses a night, every night. Now I can't have any wine (boo hoo) and have a cocktail (bourbon and water) once a week or less. I think it's making a difference. I do miss my wine.

thinkpositive - Tuesday Sep 09, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

Still trying to follow my low carb diet plan. There have been meals where I just do the best I can. Lunches yesterday & today were abit off plan. Yesterday lunch was 2 tea sandwiches and fruit and then I was just famished & ate way too many almonds. Today I was running late & had a banana and about a T of peanut butter. Other than that having my almond milk & fruit smoothie.for breakfast & today bonelss pork chop on the grill with broccoli & rice. Tomorrow out for lunch so will have a salad with oil & vinegar. Exercise yesterday- nothing , today- Zumba

Hope your week is going well!

OhioRaven on 09/10/2014:
Have a good ZUMBA .

legcramps on 09/10/2014:
Hope you had fun at Zumba!

thinkpositive on 09/10/2014:
I call it Zumba gold! I try to preserve my knees! I love it & the teacher has a dance background so she''s very artistic to watch.

thinkpositive - Monday Sep 08, 2014
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

Yesterday was a good day. Breakfast- almond milk w/ fruit smoothie, lunch- turkey & some tuna, tomato , dinner- salmon, rice & zucchini, snacks- carrots & hummus, yogurt, almonds

Exercise- none , took it easy after a busy weekend

weight down 3 lbs from last Monday. Happy about that & gives me confidence that I'm on the right track,

Have a great Monday!

puddles on 09/08/2014:
Congrats on your weight loss. Wishing you a great week.

Maria7 on 09/08/2014:
Wow...down 3 from last Monday...CONGRATS! That is a lot. Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for your comment to me. :-)

OhioRaven on 09/08/2014:
Good job, TP.

biscottibody59 on 09/09/2014:
Excellent--keep up the good work!

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