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thinkpositive - Wednesday Aug 26, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi-

Up early, story of my life. Ok when I was working but not necessary since I retired seven years ago.

I do enjoy watching the sun rise & hearing the birds sing- right now hear a mourning dove and a light breeze as I sit on my porch. Speaking of nature- yesterday had a mother bear & her 2 cubs in my yard. The mother bear climbed a tree & out on a limb to get a hummingbird feeder down for a tasty treat. We see bears on our property almost every year. We're not putting the hummingbird feeder back up so they will probably bypass our property now.

Yesterday- not sure if it's a good thing or not- but for the second day wasn't hungry for breakfast so skipped it. L- salad with grilled chicken, balsamic dressing, D- beef tenderloin, vegetables on the grill, summer squash, Snacks- almonds, apple, almond butter, wedge of chocolate, grapes No wine!

Exercise- gardening, short walk

Saw the scale move down a bit.

Still doing some reading on the Paleo diet. There are various versions of it . The last book calls for 33 % protein; 25 % carbs; 42 % fat . Of that there are guidelines about lean protein and certain fats to avoid. My diet doesn't follow those proportions. The reason this appeals to me is that it does seem healthy- I'm eating fruits & vegetables & lean protein & avoiding sugar & flour - both of which are trigger foods for me. I'm not hungry, no cravings & I'm eating foods that I enjoy. So sticking with it for now.

puddles on 08/26/2015:
The amounts sound good. That is about what I do. It is true that no sugars and white stuff eliminates craving and hunger. Wishing you a great day.

thinkpositive on 08/26/2015:
Thank you!


livinglight on 08/26/2015:
Sounds like a really wonderful start to the day - can't believe you had a bear in your garden! We don't even have bears where I'm from! Sounds like delicious food as well, enjoy the day!

thinkpositive on 08/26/2015:
Where are you from?


ohioraven on 08/26/2015:
Just wondering...isn't that Bear part of the Paleo diet.

thinkpositive on 08/26/2015:
You are funny! I have no craving for bear meat!


Umpqua on 08/26/2015:
Those like like much more reasonable ratios than the very low carb diets (I have at times done 30/5/65 - yikes!) I hope the family of bears decides to move on, as cute as they may be ;)

thinkpositive on 08/26/2015:
Right , they may like the northwest part of the state !



thinkpositive - Tuesday Aug 25, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi-

Yesterday was a weird eating day, but ended up okay. About 1400 calories . Didn't have wine but had a beer after golf. Tasted very good . Today will eat healthy, cut back on almonds & skip the wine.

Busy with grandchildren yesterday & will be today. Hoping it doesn't rain & I can talk them into going mini golfing. :) School starts for them tomorrow.

Maybe I'm missing something but this Paleo diet just looks like low carb, no bread, rice, pasta, sugar. Keep carbs low, but not super low, eat protein & healthy fats. Nothing new here , just given a new name by folks that don't appear to have medical degrees. I'll keep reading to see if there is something new .

Have a great day!

puddles on 08/25/2015:
You had a busy day with the kids. The starch foods are the worst for carbs. Have a great day. f


Umpqua on 08/25/2015:
That was my impression of the Paleo diet too, I'm pretty familiar with Atkins and it sounds similar but without the extreme low carb "induction" phase. You'll find out what you need to tweak to get the scale moving and you're doing great overall!


livinglight on 08/25/2015:
Yup, that's what I thought too! But i, personally, can't really tell the difference between Banting, paleo, Atkins - they all sound like they're on the same track haha


biscottibody59 on 08/25/2015:
I thought it meant you had to kill your own meat--haha!

If it works for you--stick with it!



thinkpositive - Monday Aug 24, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi,

I've found the perfect diet for maintenance. But no weight loss in the last 4-5 days. I guess I have to make adjustments & I guess the biggest adjustment is to drop the evening wine. Funny because I was just reading someone's blog about denial . For me it is denial that I can have a glass of wine & still lose weight. Wish it were the case, but I believe it's not the case for me. Will follow the modified paleo plan, try to keep carbs under or just around 100 & see how the week goes.

Today- skipping breakfast because I'm not hungry- may have something later. Lunch- planning a big salad, Dinner- Still in planning stage

Exercise- some gardening, 9 holes of golf, walking this time, not riding.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/24/2015:
instead of wine, you can have seltzer or something...

thinkpositive on 08/24/2015:
Right, I need to find a substitute that I will enjoy,


ohioraven on 08/25/2015:
Sounds Good, TP.



thinkpositive - Sunday Aug 23, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Good Morning,

Yesterday was busy & a mostly good eating day..

B- egg w/ spinach, L- green salad w/ avocado & o &v . D- at a restaurant- salad w apple, walnuts, dried cranberries, 0 & v with 1 1/2 large meatballs, glass of wine Snacks- almonds, peach .Around 1300 calories. When I said mostly good eating I was just referring to the meatball assuming there was some bread in the filling. It tasted good, mainly because I've been eating chicken & fish for the last week.

Exercise- 45 min walk , 9 holes of golf, riding Also it was a museum guiding day so on my feet walking around the museum for 3 hours- that must count for something!

Today- No plans except for church, delivering flowers to homebound folks, dinner at my daughter's MIght be a rest day. Will try to stick to my sort of paleo diet plan. Ordered a book on the Paleo plan & should arrive today. Interested in reading more about it.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

ohioraven on 08/23/2015:
Have a great day FlowerGirl.


puddles on 08/23/2015:
Hope you will share your findings in your new book with us. Have a great day.



thinkpositive - Friday Aug 21, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Just a quick update for the day.

Food- about 1200 calories, carbs a bit higher than usual. Menu pretty much the same as the last few days.

Exercise- Didn't get to it today. Have to get a walk in tomorrow.

Have a great weekend.

biscottibody59 on 08/21/2015:
Looks like your plan is going well--good going:-)


puddles on 08/22/2015:
1200 calories is good. Have a great weekend.


livinglight on 08/22/2015:
Enjoy the weekend! :)



thinkpositive - Thursday Aug 20, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Had to give up my golf game today for a meeting that was scheduled. So went to the gym in the afternoon. Second day in a row for the gym. I remembered how boring the treadmill is. somehow the bike I can take for 20 min . Anyway 25 min on the treadmill, 20 on the bike & then a few minutes rowing & then some repetiions on a few machines.

B- fruit smoothie w almond milk, L- big salad w/ turkey D- plan to have salmon & a couple of vegetables Snacks- melon, almonds, celery w/ hummus, probably will have a glass of wine

Today my husband had a friend for lunch & as I went by the open bag of chips my hand wanted to grab a few chips but I resisted! Also stayed clear of the bakery cookies & put them in the freezer.

In the last 2 weeks- I lost a few lbs on the 3 day detox & now have lost 2 following my interpretation of the peleo diet. I have no compaints . Well , just one- I'm waking up too early- between 4 & 5 o'clock & then just exhausted by now- late afternoon. Not sure what the answer is for that but am willing to sacrifice lack of sleep for some weight loss.

Umpqua on 08/20/2015:
Beautiful menu for today and good going on the workout!


livinglight on 08/20/2015:
Sounds like a winning day!


grannyannie on 08/20/2015:
Good workout! Well done on resisting the chips!



thinkpositive - Wednesday Aug 19, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi-

A good day.

B- smoothie w/almond milk, blueberries & banana, L- large salad w/ turkey & o & v, D- shrimp, peppers, tomato, broccoli, sprayed w olive oil & cooked on the grill Snacks, hummus, veg, a few spoonfuls of ice cream - under 1200 calories

Exercise- went to the gym - 20 min treadmill 20 bike -got my heart rate up, felt good

Scale dropped a bit which makes me happy. Glad that I'm able to keep on track.

Umpqua on 08/20/2015:
Your foods look fantastic, well done all around!



thinkpositive - Tuesday Aug 18, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi all,

Another warm day. Spent the morning & early afternoon with grandchildren at a pond. They pretty much do their thing & I swim & read. Very pleasant.

Today- B. smoothie made with almond mik, fruit & flaxseed, L- large salad with turkey , avocado, o & v, Dinner to be determined - maybe leftover chicken with vegetables Snacks, yogurt, almonds , grapes

grannyannie on 08/18/2015:
Sounds like a lovely day! Good menu!


puddles on 08/19/2015:
Nice to be with the kids.



thinkpositive - Monday Aug 17, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Another decent day. Down a half pound. B- out with friends scramled eggs w/ bacon & fruit, L- salad w/ chicken & olive oil & vin, grapes, F=Dinner- chicken sweet potato, tomato glass of red wine, snack- almonds

Exercise- swimming & golf ( riding)

Nice day but warm

Again - no problem following this plan. Satisfied with the food & not hungry.

ohioraven on 08/18/2015:
Sounds good, TP.


grannyannie on 08/18/2015:
Well done!


Umpqua on 08/18/2015:
I'm glad things are going well with the Paleo diet. I think sometimes we need to switch things up to jumpstart our metabolisms. I've gone low carb (and extreme low carb) many times and it does get the scale moving for sure. I think if nothing else, it has made me more mindful of the types of carbs and how many I'm eating on the regular, which it sounds like the Paleo will do as well. I hope you are staying cool with our hot temps!



thinkpositive - Sunday Aug 16, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi-

Successful day of eating Paleo. A little concerned about carbohydrates being too low. I'd like to have the number around 100 but today closer to 60.

B- spinach, 1/4 avocado, a few grapes 2 scrambed eggs, L- 3 oz turkey with spinach, lettuce kohlrabi D- 1/2 chicken breast, salad, grapes Snacks- almonds, glass of wine

Exercise- 4 mile walk, a little swimming

So the outcome from my 3 day detox last week where I lost 5 lbs in 3 days . I knew it wasn't a true loss so not at all surprised to gain 2 lbs back. But I'll take the 3 lbs . Now hope to build on that with this low carbohydrate diet. I don't think it's unhealthy & I plan to tweak it a bit. The Dr Oz version suggests adding some grains & greek yogurt which I plan to do once I get to the store tomorrow. Meanwhile I feel satisfied & no cravings.

hollybelle on 08/17/2015:
Satisfied with no cravings sounds good! Great walk and swimming must have felt good after that!


puddles on 08/17/2015:
Yes those carbs are hard to control. Good luck with your new plan to try Paleo. Have a great day.


grannyannie on 08/17/2015:
Good luck with your new plan. Curious to see how you like it.



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