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

Hi all-

Again a so- so weekend. Just maintaining which isn't such a bad thing, but need to make some progress this week.

Today- B- fruit, yogurt & almond milk smoothie; L- salad w/ turkey & o & v; snacks- a few chips. 2 small macaroons, apple w/ almond butter Dinner will be at a friend's house and is some sort of pasta dish. I'll just have a small serving Hoping not to go too far over 1500 today.

Had a lovely picnic with grandchildren & walk in the woods . Enjoying a lovely , sunny day

Thinking of doing the 3 day detox diet that I tried a couple of months ago. In order to do that I need 3 days where I'm not eating out. This week may be my window of opportunity!

ohioraven on 10/13/2015:
Good luck with your window of opportunity.

Umpqua on 10/13/2015:
That sounds like a good plan for this week, keep us posted!

thinkpositive - Friday Oct 09, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


It's been a so-so week. I think there might be a name for someone who responds to a change in the weather by craving carbs and sugar. What do you think?

Anyway- ate a few too many sweets this week. I sometimes think that today I can be that person who can eat just one chocolate chip cookie. Ha- No I can tell you that I am not that person. I am the person who eats one chocolate chip cookie, then has one piece of cake . That is sad but true.

No huge damage done and today is going well.

Today- B- fruit smoothie w/ yogurt; L- salad w/ turkey & o & v; snacks- wedge of trader joe's chocolate, grapes Dinner- Planning to go to a Thai restaurant for a vegetarian meal.

Exercise- hour of gardening, short walk

ohioraven on 10/09/2015:
Confessing is good for the Soul, TP.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/09/2015:
An emotional eater? lol...lately not, but usually (maybe i'm getting over it), I responded to any change, any difficulty with food because (without even realizing it) food would sedate me...knock me out...relax me.

hollybelle on 10/11/2015:
I haven't mastered the one cookie thing either. At least not when the cookies are at MY house. If I am out or at someone else's house - I can do it!

thinkpositive - Wednesday Oct 07, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi all,

Tuesday was a good day. And one of those top ten autumn days here in New England- trees are turning, so some bright orange , red, & yellow color , beautiful sunny day. It was a day that I worked as a guide at a local museum & there were many painters set up around the grounds of the museum all painting with pastels ,the surrounding hills and colorful trees. Beautiful.

B- egg with spinach, L- salad w/turkey, D- salmon, green beans, rice Snacks- almond butter, apple, 2 crackers with some cream cheese & pepper jelly that my husband just made

Exercise- a super Zumba class

Umpqua on 10/07/2015:
I absolutely love this time of year and the weather has been perfect! Have fun at Zumba.

puddles on 10/07/2015:
Fall is one of my favorite season and I love the colour of the trees. Enjoy yourself.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/08/2015:
I agree it's a wonderful time of year. In many ways, I think fall may be my favorite season. Sounds so beautiful to see a site like that, with painters also making lasting artwork out of it. Eats sound good for yesterday too.

thinkpositive - Monday Oct 05, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Weekend had some off meals. That seems to be my pattern but it's working & then get back on track for the week. I'm a bit light on exercise so need to schedule in exercise most days this week.

So far today-

B- egg with spinach, L- yogurt Snack- spoonful of almond butter , oz of cheese; Dinner will be out at a restaurant- try to stick with a salad, or chicken or fish with vegetables.

Exercise- watchng my grand dog run around..... I know just kidding- no exercise

puddles on 10/05/2015:
Just keep working it. Weekends are hard to stay on track. Have a great week.

ohioraven on 10/05/2015:
I have a weekend pattern too.

grannyannie on 10/06/2015:
Have a lovely week.

Umpqua on 10/06/2015:
Higher calories are just a fact of life for me on weekends, so like you, I try to make up for it during the week. Have fun with grand dog ;)

thinkpositive - Friday Oct 02, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi- Yesterday was not the best- not the worst day I've ever had but a good reminder of what to stay away from- crackers, pretzels. most everything with white flour and sugar. Out at a restaurant for lunch- ordered a salad - huge with chicken salad and a whole avocado, didn't get through 1/2 the salad- hoping it stayed good for today's lunch. Didn't order or have any dessert even though most at the table had some. Okay , so far so good. But then got home & had a few pretzels & then crackers with butternut soup. At book club I happened to be sitting next to the Trader Joe thin chocolate crisp cookies. A big mistake to try one. Then on to the chocolate covered something or other... .. Ok, you get the picture.

Today- no breakfast, not hungry so far just an apple with almond butter, L- plan on having the leftover salad Dinner- better come up with a plan soon.

Exercise- 1/2 hr on the treadmill Not my favorite but it's raining so no walk & I missed all of the classes I would be interested in at the gym.

grannyannie on 10/02/2015:
Sounds exactly like what I do! Try to be good then give in and snack. And one cookie is never enough!

hollybelle on 10/03/2015:
I can't eat just one of Anything apparently! Today is another day!

Umpqua on 10/05/2015:
Trader Joe cookies are evil haha. You've been doing great overall so don't sweat it!

horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2015:
Hello you sound to be making good food choices! When everyone orders dessert, you can always order fruit and/or tea / coffee if you need something to occupy your mouth & hands! I always do...!

thinkpositive - Thursday Oct 01, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Good to know that I'm holding on to the ten lb loss.

Yesterday's food- B- my usual egg with spinach, L- salad with brussel sprouts & shavings of cheese D- fish soup Snacks- one small shortbread cookie, yogurt, apple w/ almond butter Fish soup was very good with tomato base & white fish & shrimp & nice spices. Husband made it so extra good! Somewhere around 1300 calories. Lunch was at a restaurant so a bit hard to figure calories.

No exercise

puddles on 10/01/2015:
Your food sound good. Your call are right on. Have a great day.

Umpqua on 10/01/2015:
Yummy food choices and congratulations on your 10-lb loss!!

ohioraven on 10/01/2015:
Sounds Great !

biscottibody59 on 10/01/2015:
Congrats on the 10#--excellent! Just gotta be vigilant while moving onto the next milestone--you can do it!

thinkpositive - Wednesday Sep 30, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Yes, finally got to my 10 lb loss !!! Happy about that but also need to hold onto it and to start working on the next 10 lbs.

Not proud of the fact that I did have a carrot cake cupcake yesterday. Was going to have a taste but that was not going to happen when I tasted it . So I poured myself some coffee, sat down and enjoyed every bite of it.

Tried to make up for it by going for an hour walk.

Yesterday about 1500 calories, carbs up over what I like .

Torrential rain here right now. We need the rain .

Maria7 on 09/30/2015:
Congratulations to you on your 10! What is good is that you only gave in to '1' cupcake and that you made sure you ENJOYED it with a nice cup of coffee! And you walked for an hour which probably more than made up for it. It's really not just the goal but enjoying the JOURNEY, too! :-D Have a good day.

thinkpositive on 09/30/2015:
Thanks Maria. a good way to look at it!

puddles on 09/30/2015:
Don't beat yourself up over a cupcake. You have done good. Have a great day.

thinkpositive on 09/30/2015:
Thanks. I'm glad that I was able to eat just one- it was good but seemed super sweet after avoiding sugary foods for a while.

ohioraven on 09/30/2015:

thinkpositive on 09/30/2015:
Thank you !!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/30/2015:
It is ok to enjoy less healthy foods...everything in moderation is the best way. I used to eat less carbs, now I eat more - I still struggle sometimes feeling like I could have had more carbs, actually - I am very used to eating on the lower side and having lower energy in my opinion because maybe not enough carbs...anyways, don't place to much emphasis on carbs. Really weightloss is more calories and a balance. I am sure you u know this well - take in less calories than you burn and you have weight loss. More calories than you burn results in gain. and same calories as you burn would result in maintenance...

But seriously that's a great goal. You should be very proud. Most weight I've lost in the past 3 years or maybe even much more than that is 5 lbs! So you did good. My ultimate goal this year is really just 5 lbs more or so...I like small goals, as they are easier to achieve than a big one. Keep doing your thing, you have a good approach. and please, never give up. It's ok to eat things that aren't great choices, just be mindful and choose something better at the next meal. Try to balance out your choices. You don't need to be perfect, nobody on this earth is.

Maybe rejoice in the fact you've achieved a ten pound goal and live a little in the moment with that...then, when you feel ready, continue on in your successful journey!

thinkpositive on 09/30/2015:
Thanks for your thoughtful reply!

thinkpositive - Tuesday Sep 29, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Good morning

Yesterday a mostly healthy day.

B- fruit smoothie, L- salad w/ turkey & o & V, D- swordfish, broccoli, snacks- almonds, biscotti, almond butter

Exercise- hr walk at a good pace, some gardening

Definitely have to cur back on my nuts ! Although I did just buy some almond butter & had to do some sampling of that.... I won't buy more almonds this week.

Having a meeting here this morning & have various baked goodies in the house. I'll send some home with folks or toss them out after the meeting. I was going to bake but decided that was too dangerous. I would be too tempted to eat a piece of cake that I baked.

puddles on 09/29/2015:
Yes getting it out of the house will be good. Wishing you a great day.

ohioraven on 09/29/2015:
I have a small can of almonds in my locker. I nosh on one or two if I'm feeling peckish. Yes, a lot of nuts could be a bad thing but a couple of them are just fine.

thinkpositive on 09/30/2015:
Good for you if you can hold to a few! I need to find some crunchy snacks.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/30/2015:
Other crunchy snacks that may work, not sure, are: baby carrots?, celery...although not sure you want the veggies. I don't partially enjoy snacking on them. Also, perhaps some kinds of puffed snacks that are lower in calories. I've found veggie chips, although not that nutritious, at the supermarket and I can eat around 40 chips for 130 calories, according to the label...if you are just looking for low cal foods, well, the chips isle in fancy food stores sometimes has some chips that are low cal and you can eat a lot of them. And they may have fiber as well....not the best snack. Oh, also, fruit?

I am just giving examples of low cal foods, not necessarily what you are looking for...just my take on it for now :)

thinkpositive - Sunday Sep 27, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Didn't realize that I haven't posted for 4 days! No particular reason.

Still working on the last 1/2 lb to my first ten lb goal. Yesterday felt like having a margarita so why just have one , right- so I made it 2. Overall though I have cut down on my wine & rarely have other alcoholic drinks.

Today- B- egg, spinach,; L- salad with turkey, o & v ; dinner- at Chilli's grilled chicken salad , cup of chilli Snacks- apple, almonds, wedge of chocolate

Maybe I was hungry or just hit Chilli's on the right day but I have to say that the Grilled Chicken Salad was delicious. Fresh ingredients, tasty & 430 calories

Exercise- golf - riding in a cart so not exactly alot of exercise. I did par one hole though so feeling decent about my game today!

Umpqua on 09/28/2015:
It sounds like you're being sensible overall and great news on your golf game!

horn_of_plenty on 09/28/2015:
You are doing great. Cutting down on alcohol and sugary drinks will end up making you feel better and weight loss will def be faster. Congrats on being so close to your goal. 10lbs is amazing ! That is my goal for this year also.

Even just being outside in the sun playing golf is better than being home on the couch all day, lol, like I did yesterday!....but sometimes it's what we need :)

thinkpositive - Wednesday Sep 23, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Good mornign & happy Fall!

Oh how I hate to see summer go but I do enjoy somewhat cooler weather .


B- egg& spinach, L- salad w/ turkey & o & v; D- salmon, geen beans Snacks- almonds, apple & pb, yogurt somewhat lower calories & carbs

Exercise- Zumba

Umpqua on 09/23/2015:
I'm really enjoying these cooler temps and the foliage is just starting to turn here. Your foods look fantastic!

puddles on 09/23/2015:
I also enjoy the Fall weather. Good job on food and exercise.

horn_of_plenty on 09/23/2015:
Thanks so much for your support :) yes the fall temps are just wonderful here too :) I feel like I can do so much more outside during fall - but now just resting my legs for a few days.

biscottibody59 on 09/24/2015:
Still in the throes of heat for the foreseeable future here--cooler mornings, but that's little consolation:-)

Hope you're enjoying your day!

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