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thinkpositive - Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

Hi Day 2 of trying to eat low carb. Breakfast 2 scramb eggs, Lunch greens with chicken & lowfat balsamic dressing, treat of skinny peppermint latte , handfull of nuts, 1 clementine,. Dinner- chicken with vegetables , glass of wine

Exercie- shoveling snow

Wt loss- 1/2 lb. It's a start!

grannyannie on 12/19/2013:
Doing well! Keep it up.

thinkpositive - Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

HI ALL- I Know- I've been absent for a very long time!! I see some of my DD friends on Facebook from time to time so haven't felt completely out of touch.

I'm back because this is one place that kept me real and where I did have some success. Since I left I haven't been as good about watching my diet and the last few months have not been good. Not quite back to where I started but heading in that direction so trying to catch myself before I give up completely.

My exercise is decent given that there is snow on the ground so no outdoor walking recently. But have been going to the gym 2-3 times a week for classes and then another day with treadmill time.

So today trying to stay with a low carb day. Breakfast- 2 eggs & coffee, lunch salad with chicken & lo fat balsamic dressing. Dinner will be tilapia & spinach. I'll have an apple with some peanut butter mid afternoon.

Looking forward to catching up with old DD friends and meeting new ones here.

grannyannie on 12/17/2013:
Welcome back! Missed you on DD.

thinkpositive on 12/17/2013:
Thanks Annie! Good to be here.

biscottibody59 on 12/17/2013:
Good to see an update!

thinkpositive on 12/17/2013:
Thank you!

thinkpositive - Wednesday May 08, 2013
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0


A good day yesterday despite arriving at my gym to find that they changed the time of my zumba class! Oh well. used some equipment . lots of yard work also

Food- vtamuffin, orange, salad, pistachios , chicken rice,beets,  frozen fruit bar, glass of wine

Today- vitamuffin, salad, fruit bar, dinner out tonight.

No exercise today- still tired from yesterday1

grannyannie on 05/08/2013:
You're doing great! Have a great day.

Puddles on 05/08/2013:
Keep up the good work. Have a great day.

V on 05/08/2013:
Sorry you missed your Zumba class but way to make it work anyways!! Have a wonderful evening <3

selina on 05/09/2013:
Awww, I hope you got the new schedule and posted it on the fridge so you'll never get disappointed again. Have a great day!

thinkpositive - Monday May 06, 2013
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0


Hi all-

A busy week so out of touch. Back here today.

So far a healthy day- vitamuffin for breakfast, apple w/ pb for snack, salad w/ turkey, tom. & avocado for lunch & for dinner- fresh trout , green beans. sweet potato, glass of wh. wine,  pistachios for snack

Had a not great start to the day- at the gym ,had a fast heart beat- something that has happened before & goes away on its own. But I thought it smart to stop exercising. It hasn't happened in awhile - usually I blame it on high humidity combined with exercise but that wasn't the case this time. Anyway, i'm not concerned but it did cut my exercise short.

Having our house painted so have to put up with the pressure washing, scraping etc but it needs to get done.

Enjoying this wonderful weather in the northeast- beautiful spring flowers & low humidity- lovely.



V on 05/07/2013:
Just stopping by to say hello and I miss you <3

thinkpositive - Monday Apr 29, 2013
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0


I ate the cake.   Sad... no willpower....

Exercise today--    one hour class of weights and abs  and then 3 hours of heavy duty yardwork- I'm basically dead tired

Food- breakfast- 100 cal. muffin, orange, lunch- turkey sandwich on thin bread  dinner- whatever I can prepare that doesn't take too much energy- maybe chicken on greens. I use any excuse to try fig balsamic vinegar that I opened recently.

And then later this evening- going over to my daughter's house for birthday cake. Well at least the rest of the cake will stay at her house.


V on 04/29/2013:
Well the good news is you had a great workout as well as ridding yourself of the cake! Have a great evening :)

IndependentEm93 on 04/29/2013:
Great workout!!

biscottibody59 on 04/30/2013:
Oh well (the cake). You certainly did your share of activity--woo-hoo!

grannyannie on 04/30/2013:
Good exercise! If you had no willpower you would have eaten 1/2 the entire cake! :)

hollybelle on 04/30/2013:
I would have eaten the cake, too. I can't keep stuff like that, either. I have to give it away or else! Hey - if it's there is is supposed to get eaten, right? Leave that cake a daughter's tonight, though! LOL wink!

thinkpositive - Sunday Apr 28, 2013
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0

Hi all-

 The last two days have been ok with a few exceptions. I'm off my ususal exercise routine & need to get back to it. Friday was golf which consisted of half walking/ half using a cart. Saturday no exercise at all. So today will at least get out for a walk.

I haven't been writing down my calories- which I have to start doing again- but have been trying to keep calories at 1400. I probably went a bit over yesterday as I had a second piece of yummy lemon cake . :(   We had friends over for dinner & I gave myself a sliver of the cake but it was so good that I found myself having a second piece.Now the rest of the cake has to get thrown out or I will eat it. I am a person who can't have certain  foods in the house.

And heart healthy- not so much for last night's dinner but otherwise eating more fruits and vegetables.

Today - Cereal for breakfast, salad with turkey for lunch & still need to plan for dinner


Puddles on 04/28/2013:
I totally understand about getting rid of the cake. There are things that I cannot keep in the house also. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/28/2013:
I've thrown out some yummy desserts I've made for guests as well. No choice. I just have to keep that stuff out of the house as much as I can.

Have a good day!

biscottibody59 on 04/28/2013:
I hear you on the cake--unless you can freeze it and stay away from it easier that way! Keep on moving forward--you're doing great!

Enjoy your afternoon!

thinkpositive - Thursday Apr 25, 2013
(counting calories, exercise, eat heart healthy)
Weight: 0.0


Hi -

Ok, back - day #2. How many days does it say it takes  to get yourself on a routine?  30?

Anyway- yesterday was a good day- maybe a little low on fiber- have to concentrate on more fruits- like apples & oranges. I could easily eat both each day which would help.

Today- cereal  w/ almond milk & blueberries, lunch green salad w/ tom & chicken & vin & olive oil.Dinner is not yet planned- maybe a fish of some type w / veg.

No exercise yet today- try to get out for a walk or a bit of yard work.

Saw a small drop  on the scale- always a nice sight.

Thanks all for the support!!


Puddles on 04/25/2013:
Keep up the good job. Have a great day.

OhioRaven on 04/25/2013:
Hey, TP. Glad you're Here. Be good to yourself.

V on 04/25/2013:
That is so awesome that you have already seen a drop on the scale..Keep up the great job <3

biscottibody59 on 04/26/2013:
Good going--keep stringing these together and you'll be on your way!

thinkpositive - Wednesday Apr 24, 2013
(counting calories, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Hi D D Friends,

I'm going to make a real effort to get back on DD - aiming at every other day, but at least 3 times a week.

Now I'm concentrating on trying to lower my cholesterol without taking statins. Every medication I take gives me muscle pain & that just doesn't work for me. So I've done some research and know that # 1 I have to lose some weight. Also need to exercise regularly, eat more fiber, more vergetables, fruits, less red meat, little dairy. I've started on some of those but need to concentrate and be consistent. Not so easy but not impossible.

So today- cereal w/ Almond milk for breakfast, large salad with chicken, greens, apple, olive oil & balsamic vin. for lunch. Good start.  Dinner is a new recipe for Sante Fe chicken w/ salsa & rice

Exercise has been yard work- is there no end to what needs to be done outside? It is a nice day so I'm enjoying my clean and sunny screened porch . It is finally Spring!

And is it too much to ask to lose 1 lb a week?  Of course I'm now losing the weight that I put on in the last 6 months.... :(  But better than adding to that weight, right?  

I'll report back on those goals.

I will return- promise!.

skinnygrlwithin on 04/24/2013:
This is the first step, making a commitment to yourself. You can do this!!

grannyannie on 04/24/2013:
Nice to see you back! You've made a good start!

OhioRaven on 04/24/2013:
Cross your heart...CROSS IT ! ! !

Puddles on 04/24/2013:
Good to see you back. Good luck.

V on 04/24/2013:
Welcome back!! I missed ya <3

biscottibody59 on 04/24/2013:
Good to see an update from you! Not sure if you drink coffee, but if you happen to drink it unfiltered (french press for example) it can contribute to higher cholesterol. Of course I think everyone is different, but I wish you well getting your cholesterol down without medication.

RYC: I am much better off physically without coffee starting with perimenopause in about '09. Before that it was my good old friend:-) I went quite a few weeks without it last fall and it's been hard to get rid of again. I drink so little of the regular now, but that little bit is enough to keep me on the hook, in a manner of speaking:-)

thinkpositive - Monday Mar 25, 2013
(counting calories, exercise)
Weight: 0.0



So basically I'm not back to where I was when I first started , but did put back about ten pounds which just kills me when I think of how hard it was to lose those pounds. And by the way why is it so much harder to lose than it is to gain. :) Not fair...

Okay so pretty good day- Vita mufin for breakfast, soup for lunch , salmon, green beans & sweet potato, glass of wine for dinner. Snacks- a few bites of brownie that I baked  for a neighbor, a handful of walnuts. A 40 min walk.

Tomorrow- Zumba!!

OhioRaven on 03/25/2013:
Good attitude. Think...Positive.

grannyannie on 03/26/2013:
I know exactly how you feel. I put on 15 pounds between xmas and the end of Feb during all our travels, having a guest, etc. But we can both get it back off. I was kicking myself as well, but it's pointless. Just do it. :)

Umpqua on 03/26/2013:
Your foods look great - you'll get right back on track.

legcramps on 03/26/2013:
Yay Zumba! Have fun!

V on 03/26/2013:
Hey there!! A big welcome back to YOU!! I wish much success for you and I hope that you and the family are doing well <3

thinkpositive - Sunday Mar 24, 2013
(counting calories, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Hello all-

I haven't been posting & sorry about being absent . I just decided that I couldn't participate if I couldn't stick to my plan.

So here I am - to give it another try! Thnk positive, right?!

Back later

biscottibody59 on 03/24/2013:
Didn't realize you had not posted for so long--yeah, get back to it. I wish you well!

ps no one's ever going to fault you for not being perfect (or even close to it)--post when you can:-)

Puddles on 03/24/2013:
Welcome back. Have a great day.

Umpqua on 03/25/2013:
It's great to see a post from you, welcome back!

grannyannie on 03/25/2013:
Good to see you here again! :)

legcramps on 03/25/2013:
welcome back!

hollybelle on 03/25/2013:
Welcome back!

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