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thinkpositive - Saturday Jul 09, 2016
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Have had 3 perfect days- around 1200 calories, 100 or so carbs, healthy eating , no wine & a decent amount of exercise. Of course weight loss is water weight I guess but anyway it makes me happy that I can follow a healthy plan & see some progress.

Have been doing some gardening. Yesterday dug up a small tree stump that turned out to be a bit harder than I had planned . Did some pruning, planted some beans & weeded the vegetable garden. Always something to do around my yard. This weekend- plant a shrub that I just purchased, do more pruning.

Hoping to keep to my plan & see more progress. Have a great weekend.

puddles on 07/09/2016:
Congrats on your 3 perfect days. Enjoy your garden work.

OhioRaven on 07/10/2016:
Yep ! Following a Healthy plan/lifestyle does make us feel better inside and out. I'm really glad to hear that you didn't give up on the tree stump. You sound as stubborn as me.

thinkpositive - Thursday Jul 07, 2016
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Just checking in to say hi . Didn't make a lot of progress with WW but have to say that they have a good plan. When I think back to the old days of WW- such a difference but then we know so much more now about weight loss and healthy eating as well as how to motivate people. I did the online version with coaching and found the coaches to be very good as far as their approach.

Now I am on my own version of healthy eating with the goal of losing 10 lbs. My version is to stay with around 1200 calories & watch carbs. Not going overboard with exercise , just trying to do some form of exercise each day.

Hope everyone is doing well. I'll check in with an update on my progress.

OhioRaven on 07/08/2016:
Good to hear from you again, TP. I remember WW and the point system. Its a useful tool.

thinkpositive - Thursday Mar 31, 2016
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

It's Thursday ! Not sure where the week went. Anyway, I think I am on track again. Quite frankly it was getting a bit scary that I couldn't string a few good days together except when I was on the detox diet. It really is quite simple to follow a healthy diet But it does mean avoiding sweets and snacks. Trying hard to stay with 1400 calories and keep up on exercise.

Hope all is well with everyone.

hollybelle on 03/31/2016:
I find it difficult to be moderate on sweets - the only answer is stay completely away from them. I am working on good choices one meal one snack at a time.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/01/2016:
You know, sometimes when we place to many restrictions / rules, the diet becomes so much harder and backfires. It always happens to me. That's why I didn't change my diet around for this wedding. I couldn't bear the thought of not feeling good because of limiting things too much when the wedding is over & no time to recover. I was beginning to think i'd be bingeing and everything, so, I just stuck to my normal, with some extra salty foods & seltzer thrown into the mix.

1400 cals is good for weightloss. I can go usually as high as 1700 to almost 1800 & lose. 1800 usually though seems more my maintenance amount.

thinkpositive - Tuesday Mar 29, 2016
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Good morning-

I did end up eating too much candy on Easter & then yesterday as well. Ok- well, that's over so on to Tuesday. Need to get back to counting carbs. That does seem to be an important component to my weight loss. Today will go back to my Lose It app to track calories & try to stay around 1400.

Just finished an hour of Zumba . Always enjoy the class and the hour goes by so fast.

Meals planned for the day- B- eng muffin w/ almond butter, L- turkey wrap , Apple, D- fish , broccoli , small potatoe, snacks- almond milk, strawberry smoothie,

Starting to get excited about golf season & gardening. I've ordered some used, but in good condition clubs which I should get tomorrow. Planning some gardening projects . Activities to keep me busy for Spring & Summer. Today is chilly & windy so a good day for planning.

Hope everyone is off to a good week.

grannyannie on 03/29/2016:
Good job on the Zumba. Menu sounds good.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/29/2016:
how excited regarding nice gardening projects & golf for the nicer weather. If you stay around 1400, you'll lose. I think most women, staying even at 1500/day lose. I certainly do! So no worries there. Sometimes you need a higher cal day(s) and then it can be a good break & almost forces you back on track faster. you can do it, don't worry about what happened on the weekend, I know you are going to forge ahead & make progress! Food sounds good & satisfying, especially the fish!

hollybelle on 03/30/2016:
Zumba is so much fun - I wish I knees thought so!! Keep us posted on the gardening projects. I love to hear about that. Good exercise, too.

thinkpositive - Friday Mar 25, 2016
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Finished the 3 day detox with a 4 lb loss which was good . I know that it won't hold , as much was water weight but it was a good way to kick off healthier eating- fewer & better snacking, & watching portions. If I do both of those I will be successful. Think positive, right?

Easter is two days away & Easter means chocolate & jelly beans. Jelly beans I have to stay away from! I will have some chocolate though

Easter dinner will be at my house so I have planned an menu that I can handle including strawberry shortcake. I can live without whipped cream so will have a small portion.

Today exercise was house cleaning. Hoping for a walk tomorrow.

Good to read your latest posts.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/26/2016:
As you mention the 3-day detox, I want to mention I bought something called a "3-day Refresh" from an online company called "Beachbody." I'm so happy about it. I plan to use it actually in a couple weeks or so - after the wedding I have and after my trip to Atlantic City ;) Sometime then. Or maybe even later, haven't decided. But,i do think a nice change for a few days with a cleansing program is a good idea & good break from typical eating if not anything else! Going forward, I plan to encorporate refreshes like the one I bought every so often. I like the change from what I normally do. :) so, I think what you did is great.

Enjoy Easter, after all it's only 1x per year! But yeah, nothing great on jelly beans. Someone at work gave me a Jelly Bean gift actually for Easter even though I don't celebrate, I took the gift of course! It's on my desk at work, I left it there bc it's a cute decoration :) I may eat the jelly beans little by little I am thinking, as a nice sugar source before gym workouts. But yeah, not gonna eat them all at once. They are just a sugar rush to cause extra hunger later....but good with some caffeine before an intense workout LOL. I don't like throwing things out (but who knows, maybe I will throw them out! - it's quite possible, actually!)...

Strawberry shortcake! We just had that for a coworker's bday !

thinkpositive - Thursday Mar 24, 2016
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


The end of day 3 on the detox diet. Basically vegetable and fruit smoothies. I know it's 1/2 water weight but it was a 3 lb loss as of this morning. I've tried this before & it's a good jumpstart to healthier eating.

1/2 hour on the treadmill this morning.

The challenge will be tomorrow.

hollybelle on 03/24/2016:
I like good jumpstarts! Good deal.

thinkpositive - Wednesday Mar 23, 2016
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi all-

Ok,I'm home & have to get serious. Too many meals out, etc to make it work when I was away.

So, to get things started on the 3 day detox from Dr Oz. On the second day. it's doable, not starving but missing chewable food!

Exercise- Went to Zumba yesterday, no real exercise today. Will report back.

Hope all is well with all DD friends!

hollybelle on 03/23/2016:
All is well. You can do what you need to do!

OhioRaven on 03/24/2016:
Good to see you again, TP.

thinkpositive on 03/24/2016:
Thanks Ohio!

thinkpositive - Thursday Feb 25, 2016
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Progress is slow but every day is a new opportunity. Have had a eating out event every day this week. Today a potluck. I'll make a healthy dish so I'll have at least one dish that I can eat. And then stay away from the dessert table!

Exercise is good- the last 3 days hour exercise class, Qi Kong, and a 2 mile walk. Today a weights & aerobic exercise class.

Windy & heavy rain here yesterday with a tornado warning. Ended with a double rainbow!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/25/2016:
hopefully there'll be LOTS of healthy options at the potluck! keep us updated on what you bring!

OhioRaven on 02/25/2016:
Think Green Beans !

puddles on 02/25/2016:
Have a great day.

hollybelle on 02/26/2016:
Potlucks are so Challenging! Hope you had a great day. Rainbow - double wonderful.

thinkpositive - Thursday Feb 18, 2016
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Good Morning,

Haven't been here & really have not been tracking my food. And guess what, the scale shows it. So back to business.

Still here at my winter home for another few weeks. I have been getting good exercise so I just need to continue what I've been doing . A good solid hour combo aerobic & weights class twice a week & walking for 2 miles three times a week.

Food plan- Breakfast is either a fruit/yogurt/almond milk smoothie or spinach, egg with some shredded cheese. Lunch usuallly a 100 cal wrap with turkey, lettuce & small amount of mayo & avocado if I have it. Then dinner- Here is where I have to be careful . Will try to limit dinner to 400 claories Snacks- Second problematic area!! Need to limit snacks to fruit & vegetables. Wine- seriously trying to limit- have had none in last 3 days.

Goal is to lose 5 lbs in next 4 weeks . I can do that.

Duaa123. on 02/18/2016:
Yes you can .. you know , for me when I started doing my plan to lose the weight.. I was sometimes eating wrong ... but then I become on the my plan ... just keep going

puddles on 02/18/2016:
Of course you can do it. Nice to hear from you. Welcome back. Have a great evening.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/19/2016:
All your choices are good ones. Sounds like you know the approach to take to reach your goals. Good job getting back on the saddle!

thinkpositive - Sunday Jan 31, 2016
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


No excuses- just haven't been in the mood to watch my food intake. That simple. Thinking that February is a good month to get serious. When I think about it I'm great with breakfast & lunch. If I could just lock myself out of the kitchen from 4- 10!!!

Still at my winter home. It's been soggy here- my town hit a record 9+ inches of rain for January which is usuallly the dry season! Still nice though & able to get out to walk most days. there is a a great exercise class I can go to twice a week, great area for walking, & I have been golfing a couple of times, so no complaints.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/31/2016:
If you are having a problem during those hours, perhaps take a walk when you come home from work if you work.

Next, plan to have healthier food options (MAYBE TONS OF VEGGIES) around for those late hours when you are having a problem. Then, you can eat - as much as you like - but not have to worry about calories if you are binging on VEGETABLES. just a suggestion. it's what I do.

grannyannie on 02/01/2016:
No excuses for me either. We can both get back on track!

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