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thinkpositive - Wednesday Sep 16, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


I know, I've been absent !! Busy with overnight guests, meetings, and then just got out of the habit of posting. Have had some off meals but getting back on track.

Yesterday- B- scrambled egg with spinach & tomato, L- salad with mango & shrimp, D- out at a dinner meeting- chicken breast with stuffing, squash, salad & then 3/4 of dessert- cheesecake ! Snacks- apple w/ pb, glass of wine

Exercise- short walk

Today will be a better day!!

ohioraven on 09/16/2015:
Yaaa ! TP is back !

puddles on 09/16/2015:
Welcome back good to see a post from you. Have a great day.

thinkpositive - Wednesday Sep 09, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Having a few "off " meals which isn't helping with the scale going in the right direction.

Yesterday a good day & today as well so "live in the moment" so to speak & learn from the past.

Still trying to avoid sugar & flour foods , keeping carbs around 100 & calories around 1400- and to get some exercise on most days.

Today - hot here so went to the gym- 25 on treadmill & 20 on bike , 5 min rowing + a few machines

B- fruit smoothie with almond milk, L- salad with avocado, turkey & o & v. Dinner will be chicken & squash. Snacks- cherry tomatoes from my garden, blueberries

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/09/2015:
Great calories, great exercise & healthy food! good going.!

living in the moment does help! :) off meals suck but it's good to move past them as quickly as possible!

thinkpositive - Sunday Sep 06, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Sunday- Church, a little pool time, grandchildren for an overnight.

Food- around 1300 carbs under control .

Exercise- Just some pool exercise.

Still extremely tired. Comes on around noon & I have very little energy for the rest of the day. Related to lack of wheat? I am taking a vitamin & fish oil. I'm eating vegetables, healthy fats & protein

Will check in Monday.

ohioraven on 09/07/2015:
Maybe allergy.

biscottibody59 on 09/07/2015:
I hope you figure out the fatigue cause.

Enjoy your afternoon!

Umpqua on 09/08/2015:
You're doing great but I hope you can figure out the fatigue. Have a good week!

thinkpositive - Friday Sep 04, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Thursday was a good day. Calories under 1400 & carbs under 100. Evenings are still the time that I'm looking for something to eat. Saved my fruit until then which helped. Cup of tea- ginger lemon- instead of wine.

Exercise- 3 + mile walk

Today having family for dinner. Making a salmon dish that I made earlier in the summer. Just took a peach crisp out of the oven. I saved a peach for myself. The good part is that there will not be leftovers to tempt me. Will be a challenge as everyone else has wine . I just have to remember what it is that I'm working for. I try to remember this- feet, knees, hips, heart. And then try to picture myself as a smaller size.

Notice that I haven't mentioned weight & not charting my weight. It just makes me too crazy. I'll report a loss when it is noteworthy.

puddles on 09/04/2015:
It all sound good. Have a great weekend.

biscottibody59 on 09/04/2015:
You're doing great--good to remind yourself what's at stake!

Have a good weekend!

thinkpositive on 09/05/2015:
Thanks, always appreciate your comments. A good weekend to you!

thinkpositive - Thursday Sep 03, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

A good day -yesterday. Calories under 1300 and carbs under 100.

It's a bit of a challenge at night as I like to have a glass of wine & then later something to munch on but I got through it with a cup of tea & a handful of almonds.

I realize that I can't have these constant treats & off days if I want to see some real wieght loss. So, that's what I know & let's see if I can carry it out. Hard but others have done it and I have done it in the past.

Exercise yesterday- 45 min walk at a a local reservoir- saw a bear swimming across the water.

Umpqua on 09/03/2015:
The bears are really out in force those days! Well done with the tea at night, I like to do that too but only when it gets colder out. You're really getting into a good routine!

thinkpositive on 09/03/2015:

thinkpositive - Tuesday Sep 01, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Not quite back on track but not a total disaster.

Today- B - wasn't hungry so didn't eat L- had family here for lunch & ate some leftover pie ;( after a healthy bowl of gazpacho & a shrimp wrap D- Planning a salad with chicken & vegetables Calories will still be under 1400 and carbs about 125

No real exercise today

biscottibody59 on 09/01/2015:
You seem quite calmer about this thing--knowing you can get back to your plan and stuff--Excellent!

The shrimp wrap sounds good!

Umpqua on 09/02/2015:
Looks like good food choices overall. I agree, your lunch sounds delicious!

thinkpositive - Monday Aug 31, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi- Weekend was great- well great because it was a nice family get together but food wise- not so much. It's okay because I'm back on track today. Good to know that I can have a glass of wine, some snacks that i otherwise wouldn't eat & a piece of pie & then go back to what I should be eating. today- B- fruit smoothie, L- my usual big salad D- another salad with ckicken Snacks- peach, apple, p/ b, grapes & almonds

Exercise- long walk, 9 holes of golf, riding

Hope everyone is doing well

puddles on 08/31/2015:
That is true because you cannot always be on track but as long as you go back its all good. I see that as a maintenance plan that works well at least for me. Very good.

Umpqua on 09/01/2015:
Yep, sometimes life happens and as long as we get back on track we can turn things around. Stay cool, this humidity is crazy!

livinglight on 09/01/2015:
Sounds great :) Keep it up!

thinkpositive - Saturday Aug 29, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Happy Saturday!

Friday was a decent day. Breakfast & lunch a repeat of last days. Went to a Barbeque place for dinner and had pulled pork with green beans & collards for sides. Not bad choices but next time will choose turkey. After everyone had ice cream- just a few spoonfuls from my husband's dish for me.

Exercise- Back to the gym for a abs & weights class. Followed by housework.

Some challenges this weekend- Out for lunch today, out for dinner tonight, a family cook out tomorrow. Somehow this time I'm not worried. I plan to have a small portion of blueberry pie that I'll be making later today.

Have a great weekend.

livinglight on 08/29/2015:
ENjoy all the socialising!

hollybelle on 08/29/2015:
Enjoy your weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/30/2015:
Collard Greens are one of my faves! I've actually cooked them myself time to time! Perhaps i'll do my own cooking today...I miss it now...but just very busy and i always am opting for convenience! lol.

biscottibody59 on 08/31/2015:
Hope you're having a good day!

thinkpositive - Thursday Aug 27, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Sticking with the mostly Paleo diet plan. Today I was a bit more hungry & not sure why.

B- almond milk smoothie with strawberries, L- salad with chicken & o & v ; D- chicken, squash, pappers, tomatoes Snacks- almonds, apple w/ almond butter, yogurtw/ strawberries, grapes , glass of wine

Exercise- golf

Anyone have an opinion on protein powder? I'd like to put some in my smoothie. I've used it before but bought it in a small package. Whenever i look at protein powder in the stores it seems overwhelming- large containers & different types- whey, rice. Or maybe I should just skip it.

ohioraven on 08/28/2015:
Your chicken and yogurt are high in Protien.

Umpqua on 08/28/2015:
I've tried whey, rice, soy and hemp protein powder in different flavors. I like whey best, and I always opt for chocolate. I've been using Designer Whey (I get it at Target) since it doesn't have artificial sweeteners like a lot of them do - I think it contains stevia. In the past I've used Jillian Michaels' brand for the same reason. I use it in my smoothies and I've also made protein bars with it. You're doing great!

thinkpositive on 08/28/2015:

Umpqua on 08/28/2015:
P.S. Thanks for the yellow jacket advice, I didn't realize they had another means of egress - that explains why the first spraying didn't work!

hollybelle on 08/28/2015:
Catching up with you! I don't really use protein powders often but I like whey protein and I usually just see what looks interesting and hope it's not too chalky - I buy a small pouch because I don't use often. Regarding the bears in your yard! I would freak - I love the western US states-Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, love to hike there, but I almost cannot relax for fear of bears!

hollybelle on 08/28/2015:
Catching up with you! I don't really use protein powders often but I like whey protein and I usually just see what looks interesting and hope it's not too chalky - I buy a small pouch because I don't use often. Regarding the bears in your yard! I would freak - I love the western US states-Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, love to hike there, but I almost cannot relax for fear of bears!

thinkpositive - Thursday Aug 27, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Another good day- Nice to have a string of good days.

B- egg w/ spinach; L- big salad w/ turkey & o & v; D- chicken & roasted cauliflower Snacks- almonds, peach , apple ( a delicious "summer apple" from the farmer's market, starts with the name Red, but can't remember the second part of the name )

Exercise- 45 min walk, 1 1/2 hours of gardening

Interesting that some of the Paleo diets allow dairy in moderation & some put it on the list of foods to avoid. I think I'm going to include some greek yogurt.

ohioraven on 08/27/2015:
I found Greek Yogurt is good for my skin. Lots of Great apples are coming in this time of year. My personal favorite is Winesap. Have a good day TP.

Umpqua on 08/27/2015:
You're doing great and being very consistent! I can't wait to get caught up on gardening - no recent bear sightings, but our yellow jackets have returned (after hubby sprayed the nest) and I don't want to go anywhere near them. I think the next step is to torch em!

thinkpositive on 08/27/2015:
They are vicious! I think you can spray the nest at night but have to find their second hole so they can't get out. They are persistent !

biscottibody59 on 08/27/2015:
Cool about the bear sighting! Keep up the good work!

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