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thinnside40 - Wednesday Feb 25, 2015
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 255.0


Clouds are moving in as the forecast is rain/snow in the mountains across Washington/Oregon and rain here at home. Temps suppose to remain in the upper 50's. Hope to endure walking even if having to use an umberella.

Got up much earlier today and got the walk in a couple hours sooner as a result. Feels good! Going to fit in a living room circuit this late afternoon for sure. Been missing the dance the most, but believe the holding off has helped the body adjust to this lifestyle a bit easier than it was. B.P. is holding at a good level with the tablet stength weaning. Heart rate got up to the lower 90's by the time arriving back home today. Sure beats the stagnant upper 60's/lower 70's 24/7.... Body is able to metabolize much better.

10 oz. acv drink

2 backyard egg whites scrambled w/1 whole egg, avocado, grape tomatoes, thin slice cheese, hemp hearts.... 100% cranberry juice, d.coffee

4 mile walk (went a mile extra in case not able to go due to weather tomorrow, etc..)

2 corn/sesame cakes, SB p.b., banana, orange

40 minute living room circuit (recumbent, row, Body by Jake, weights, dance)

Plain almonds

10 oz. acv drink

Salmon, field peas n green beans

1 pc. special dark healthy fudge (recipe when I post on Thursday)

H2o= 80oz... Plenty herb tea

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 100 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/25/2015:
We are having some liquid sunshine here also. Have a great evening.

thinnside40 on 02/26/2015:
Thank you. Rain will be welcomed. Need a day or two to get in some indoor cleaning ;)

thinnside40 - Tuesday Feb 24, 2015
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 255.0


We are in our 20 something straight day of not normal weather for this part of WA. State. Days are in the upper 50's/lower 60's and now nights are getting into the mid teens. Paul's work schedule is going to be hitting O.T. real quick with the fruit orchards budding too early.

Second day been out on the front porch to eat brunch. Yesterday went from one thing to another afterwards. Still not an early riser. Night owl syndrome is beginning to subside though. Felt good to keep moving once I got going (I'm a bit of an internet junkie first thing of the day and and and... facebook, researching junque, articles, etc. ). One thing that was an uplift of spirit was unloading another tote of "treasures" as I call them from a stack since moving and last year's yard sale season. Having 3 outbuildings assembled since moving "back home" for storage/display of pieces of history from heirlooms to yard sale/estate sale/thrift store finds over the last 20+ years is a heart beat of mine. Having these get aways to plunder and tinker (just as my grandma and aunts did/do- in the blood) have been a wonderful dream come true that's about 15-20 years sooner than anticipated and very bittersweet the reason behind the ability to do it, but they are get-aways when some alone time is necessary and I don't have to leave home to have that quiet time. Light a candle and just sit... Have toyed with the idea of starting a rental business for photo shoots, parties, etc. when items I have are sought after (linens, quilts, antiques, early 20's/30's black/white photos, old leather suitcases, dolls, ironstone, primitives, old kitchenware, depression glass, etc.)... This may not seem to be related to weight loss/healthier living, but to me it is. We all have to have outlet of enjoyment besides the everyday struggles of paying attention to what we eat, how much, exercise, etc. Some day either I or my family will have a HUGE yard sale and make others happy...LOL! I do buy/sell from time to time. A couple friends of mine want me to open a "museum" and charge admission.. Goodness.  

A little bit of what I enjoy ("Cottage of A Junk Queen", "J.J's Step Back In Time Shed" and "My Trashure Shaque" @ Primitive Childhood Home):                                  


So, today's yet another late start brings hopes for taking advantage of the weather and working off some more "fluff" in the process. Gathering the same determination and desire to become a healthier, fitter woman as much as I desire to find that next "treasure".

With God's help every single day, as speaking him all through the day and he knows my hearts desire to treat this ONE body he's given me to be a better utilized. Not to say ups/downs won't come, but sure does help when he gives affirmation the right direction is being taken. *hint* not "official", but I think there's another lower number on the horizon :)

10 oz. acv drink

2 backyard egg whites, chopped English walnuts, brocolli, cauliflower, 1/8 c. shredded mozzarrella, grapefruit, 100% cranberry juice, d. coffee

3 mile walk- Lord led me to my earring that fell out.It was mid-way on the opposite end of where I looked yesterday

Left-over spaghetti, avocado, banana

Baby Snickers

30 minutes living room circuit

10 oz. acv drink

Roasted carrots, brussel sprouts and artichoke hearts, tuna patty  ran out of time.... 1/2 p.b. n j sandwich


H2o= 80 oz. Plenty herb tea.



Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 100 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 02/24/2015:
Cracker Barrel Store doesn't have ANYTHING on you! :-). I love to go in one and look at all their pretty country things sometimes. It feels like 'another world' when I am in that store looking at their things. So interesting. Also, I like your big ole' timely wagon in your front yard. Nice. Your food and drink out on the porch look real good. Hope you have a good evening. I think we are 3 hours difference in time, so I'll change evening to a good afternoon. :-D

thinnside40 on 02/24/2015:
Thank you Maria. The wagon was without the bed, but Meg & I made it together last Fall. have to post a picture of it all decorated sometime :)

puddles on 02/25/2015:
You have a lot of interesting stuff. Have a great day.

thinnside40 on 02/25/2015:
Thank you.

Umpqua on 02/25/2015:
What a cool collection and fun hobby to boot! My parents are in southern OR and their weather has been warmer and drier than usual this winter. I know my Mom enjoys being able to sit out in the sun for lunch and naps :)

thinnside40 on 02/25/2015:
They say snow is coming to the mountains and I think Oregon before the weekend is over..

thinnside40 - Monday Feb 23, 2015
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 255.0

MIA ~ Wound up staying with sis-in-law at the hospital overnight on Friday and most of the day Saturday. Was suppose to be an in/out surgery, but as suspected her complicated case made it otherwise. Eating was on track..No cafeteria food and just one SF decaf latte. I've made sure to have fruit and the honey/nut/sesame bars at least in the car or purse at all times in the event of an emergency or like what happened here. Got a good healthy supper Saturday. Took a nap first though. Falling asleep the minute my head hit the pillow around 6 p.m. after a relaxing bath. 2 hours total sleep between Friday night and Saturday morning wiped me out. No exercise other than walking the hospital for those couple days.

Yesterday, tried something new. Dirt! Not really, but once I opened the jug of on the way to church to chug as breakfast due to running late.. Ben said "mom, that's going to live with you ALL DAY long you know". It had an elemental smell and taste of dirt no doubt. Then I got the "what did you expect from roots?"..Funny son! I sure was hoping that 1/2 the bottle had enough calories to consider good enough, but nope.. Only 60 calories per serving and there are 2 per bottle...Blessed as he asked to give it a try as support to me. He's so in tune with me all the time even still at 21 years of age. He'll make a great husband some day. No hurry!  Not saying I'll never drink it again, but not often for sure. Next new one will be the Green Goddess. Couldn't bring myself to buy the Daily Greens yet. Something about Kale-Ack! Got in a nice 2.75 mile walk with hubster after dinner, before evening church service.

Today, I woke feeling the best I have in a long while. The sun very bright, yet a chilly 15 degrees it was. Decided to check the ole scale... Hit the 10# gone mark.....

The cutting out 1/4 of the b.p. med is going alright as far as can tell. No adverse effects or strange feelings per say. Can feel an elevation of heart rate from time to time. Just as desired. Getting out of the upper 60'/lower 70's 24/7. Have added Cal-Mag-Zinc and hibiscus and spearmint/peppermint(has hibiscus in it) teas to the daily routine as of Saturday evening as natural healthy b.p. contributants (I make up words all the time- sorry). AND another supplement containing iodine (don't use salt- important to thyroid function, although; on thyroid medication..Will see how the blood test is in June)

Headed out for a walk, then some outdoor tidying on the porch. The need for fresh air like a desperation to keep my entire internal being from becoming stagnant since starting the walk routine 2 weeks ago already. Time flies and you know what??????? I'm still sticking with this journey, even though sometimes it seems no light at the end of the tunnel!!!!!!  WHOOHOO! Not just beginning or starting over. Patience and consistency are a perfect match in the long run.........

10 oz. acv drink

Banana, French Toast ( 1 sl. Ezekiel raisin cinnamon bread dipped in 2 beaten egg whites w/ chopped English walnuts and cooked w/ coconut oil spray), d.coffee

2 Corn-sesame cakes w/ 1 TBS. SB p.b.

3.75 mile walk. Went 1/2 mile more than would of because I lost one of my sterling silver earrings . Didn't find it in the back-tracking. Was going to take them out before, but forgot. Discovered it missing when I was at a point of a little anxiety about the weaning off the b.p. meds apparently on the subconcious. God's way of letting me know I was o.k. by pushing me to go that extra distance. Have faith I'll find it or another pair I like better some day. Just thankful for the peace and calm that came from that little extra distance with some inclines.

Apple, plain almonds

10 oz. acv drink

Baked sweet potato, broccoli, 1/2 c. fettucine noodles w/ spaghetti sauce.

Greek yogurt

H2o= 80 oz. + unlimited herbal tea

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 100 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/24/2015:
Congratulations on your loss, great progress!!

Maria7 on 02/24/2015:
10 pounds down! Big CONGRATULATIONS to you! Loving your happy dance cat animation gif! So cute. Sometimes I go in the grocery store and I may pick up something, like a sack of potatoes that weighs 5 lbs or so and think to myself...this much is GONE! :-D

thinnside40 - Thursday Feb 19, 2015
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 256.0


                                                                                                                        Thankful I began 45 days ago. 

Cut the b.p. med by 1/4 tablet last night. Will reduce by the 1/4 every 2 weeks until off for good. Keeping track of b.p. faithfully. Have a great feeling about this change. Patience is key more now than ever....

Need to get some shopping done today and some tidying around the house. Tomorrow may be a day gone as sis-in-law will be having surgery. Suppose to cause a lot of pain afterwards. Her kidney function is now to the point of needing dialysis, but her veins & arteries have had so mnay years of pain meds, etc. they aren't sufficient for the i.v. catheter for the kidney treatment. They are going to be grafting a cow artery into her arm. It'll be about 8" long. The same vascular surgeon that dad had for his aortic anreuysm will be performing this delicate task. GREAT doctor!!

Scale is holding at the 256. Thankful for the consistnecy once a pound is gone. Working towards that goal as have been no matter until all this figuring out gets figured out....

10 oz. acv drink

Steel cut oats, raisins, English walnuts, hemp hearts, honey, milk, d.coffee...ls V-8

Orange, plain almonds

More later..................................



Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 101 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/19/2015:
Hope you SIL does well! Have a great evening.

thinnside40 on 02/20/2015:
Thank you.

nenak on 02/19/2015:
Hope the treatment is successful x and your plan looks fab!!!!

thinnside40 on 02/20/2015:
Thank you.

Umpqua on 02/20/2015:
I hope all goes well with your SIL. You're doing great!

thinnside40 on 02/20/2015:
Thank you.

Maria7 on 02/22/2015:
Hope you and your family are doing well.

thinnside40 - Wednesday Feb 18, 2015
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 256.0


Via: http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2015/02/drugs-block-weight-loss/

Common cause for failed weight loss are prescription drugs and a few over-the-counter drugs. Among the common drugs that will block your ability to lose weight, even allowing weight gain, are:

  • Beta blockers—metoprolol, atenolol, carvedilol, and propranolol
  • Antidepressants—amitryptiline (Elavil), nortryptyline (Pamelor), doxepin, paroxetine (Paxil), and trazodone, and others
  • Steroids such as prednisone
  • Antihistamines—diphenhydramine (Benadryl), fexofenadine (Allegra), cetirizine (Zyrtec), cyproheptadine (Periactin) and others
  • Lyrica for fibromyalgia and pain
  • Valproic acid (Depakote) for seizures
  • Actos and Avandia for pre-diabetes and diabetes
  • Insulin—Injectable insulin can be responsible not just for failed weight loss, but astounding quantities of weight gain.

Drugs as common as antihistamines for allergies, or beta blockers for high blood pressure, will therefore completely booby-trap any effort at weight loss. The problem is not the diet; the problem is that you are exposed to a drug that blocks the physiologic capacity to lose weight. The solution is therefore not reducing calories, or more exercise, or going back to grains, but to get rid of the drug.

I have been experiencing hair loss (lots of hair in th brush every day). The link above has more of the article and it mentions hair loss.... And something just not been/felt right since beginning this journey. God answered my prayers I've been praying for a while now about it.... Today having it on the subconcious and talking w/God while walking the 3.25 mile path of asking for reasons in his timing...... Got home, grabbed a snack and opened the laptop to check some things and all of a sudden the above was in my news feed... I have faith that he led me to it and that means taking the proper steps will make this journey a success. If he allowed it for me to see and have it "click", I have no other choice but to believe it's meant to be and that he will take care of me going through this delicate change.... It's going to take patience in weaning off. Probably 4-6 weeks. Exercise will have to be kept in moderation to protect my heart because for little over a year now, it's been regulated. Makes sense why I don't feel an up in rate when doing the dance, etc. Was prescribed the metoprolol for elevated b.p., but now reading more up on it, it shoudn't of been the first drug of choice (ER doc gave it to me for the rapid effect, doc just went w/it the next week). My heart rate wasn't an issue (they thought I was having angina). I was scared at the time it was prescribed and surely out of chaarachter for me, but I didn't research it before getting into a therapy of it. Anyway, that's all behind and now I have more hope than have been having. For many reasons this just hasn't felt any successful despite the 9 pounds down. Something has just been "off"... Hoping this is part of the answer and have to give it a try. Doc will be advised of the plan and pretty sure 95% she will back me up.   



Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 101 lbs to go!

nenak on 02/19/2015:
Good luck x

thinnside40 on 02/19/2015:
Thank you!

Umpqua on 02/19/2015:
Good luck in making the transition, perhaps there's something else the doctor can prescribe or something else you can take as part of your diet.

thinnside40 on 02/19/2015:
Thank you! Going to decrease by 1/4 tablet every 2 weeks. Keeping vigilant on checking the b.p. and go from there. If I keep moderate exercise every day and with the healthier eating, I believe I won't need any medication other than the thyroid one.

grannyannie on 02/19/2015:
Good luck! I take a prescription antihistamine.

thinnside40 on 02/19/2015:
Thank you.

Maria7 on 02/19/2015:
Many years ago I was on a medication that caused my appetite to increase (side effect) and I gained a lot of weight while taking it.

thinnside40 on 02/19/2015:
The eating isn't an issue. Don't want to eat a whole lot. It's the lack of elevated heart rate during exercise/walking preventing it's great benefits for better health and pounds going away. Makes sense now too how 20 extra pounds came on over this last year when I hadn't been eating any more/differently. And the hair loss... Ugh!

thinnside40 - Wednesday Feb 18, 2015
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 256.0


                                                  EXACTLY how I feel about the usage of that word!

When people use the word "fat". It's their perception of how they feel about theirself or flat out what they say/think about another person. Dis-heartening when seeing people who are at or below my goal weight number using that word to describe themself. Mind you lots of aspects come into play I know for a BMI, healthy range, etc. I know. Seeing it both in bio/journaling here on DD and then on facebook all the time. It's done without really thinking. Even when people have seen full size pictures of online "friends" or friends of friends and post "fat" jokes, etc., then mutual friends "supporting" you hit that "like" button on crap like this  from a woman who is all of 120 pounds (she's mentioned her weight before)and her caption is "I think I overdid the doughnuts". When your working your butt off to downsize and people know it, yet poke fun and joke amongst "I support you 100%".. Mixed message. Here's a fave (sarcasm) "Don't worry, fat people are hard to kidnap" or a "friend" who is "supporting" my journey posts this .  The blessing/curse of internet! And I have already weeded out a lot of people due to their crassness. If most of us were "in person" I believe we would talk/act/behave way different even about ourself. Maybe, maybe not... Mixed feelings on trying to find a support system and then those being where it may be couterprodutive as people comment/cheer you on knowing how they feel about themself at weights 100+ pounds less than self or "joking"... Not speaking of all and not trying to be a pain or pot stirring by any means. Just some thoughts that have been mingling around in my head for a while now. The way we speak of ourself amongst others or in a public forum may be causing more harm than good from the mixed message it gives. Not excluding myself by any means. Need to work on a lot of things. Not a pity party, just trying to figure out the best thing/people/system to help support this journey without having the subconcious weight to get there when so much in black/white evident of how people really feel..

Flip side of this coin for me and try to keep it as my fuel in this not only physical struggle, but a lot mental to overcome in my past going all the way back to childhood issues.... End of day truth be told no matter what weight, if your out moving and striving to be healthier. That is what matters, not what others think of you. YOU know what your doing, all they can do is "see" you in the current status. Not even a scratch on the surface of all that goes on 24/7. They WILL see some day by keeping at it!!!!  If they can't support 100% by both word and action? Remembering sometimes support means truth in love.... " GOING OUT!".


: approve of and help

: to approve of an idea, organization or person and help them be successful

: to endure bravely or quietly

: to promote the interests or cause of

 : to uphold or defend as valid or right



Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 101 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/18/2015:
Agree people are very insensitive and some use the word fat to define a person's worth, or their own.

Umpqua on 02/18/2015:
Some people think it's OK to drop the regular social filters online and can be extremely insensitive. I really struggle sometimes thinking what the online world will be like by the time my boys are in college. I do think this site tends to be overwhelmingly supportive and nonjudgmental though, which is why I keep coming back here.

nenak on 02/18/2015:
I agree social media has a lot to answer for!!!

biscottibody59 on 02/18/2015:
No one would ever behave so badly in person the way they do online or even texting. Well, most people:-)

Have a great evening!

ps the old "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" is a pretty dead saying these days. We can't always adhere to it as humans, but it's still a nice rule of thumb.

thinnside40 - Tuesday Feb 17, 2015
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 256.0

Experiment mode has begun. Conversation while walking yesterday brought some inquiry to my mind. The gal who was with me was talking about her last 10 years of studying and reading up on nutrition, organics, fats, calories, etc. Decided to look up for a person of my weight (FORBID anybody outside of DD know that fact- for the love!), height and activity level recommendations. Suggests 1,884 calories for 2 pounds per week loss or 2,334 for 1 pound. Don't think I've been eating enough. I HATE THAT! It's such a psychological hit. Trying to downsize, yet eat more... I know the method to the madness though and it makes sense. The body wants to hang on when it's being worked like I'm working it. My body is so used to thriving on high fat, sugar, soda pop, carbs. All without much activity beyond everyday living neccessity...The WHOLE enchilada! LOL. Taking all that away at once in the beginning was a system shock and adding exercise every day.... Now comes the fine balancing to keep going with each change. Measuring will take place before any exercise or walking today. I do know my sweater on Sunday didn't get hung up on my patootie like it was before and pants are fitting more nice where the lower love handles aren't as dominant making the t-shirts/tops look nicer without feeling the need to cover up with a sweater or vest, so I know there are changes no doubt. Long ways to go, but going to take every downsize factor with a huge smile... Just need to gauge them in more than the scale number.

10 oz. acv drink = 70 cal.

Ezekiel muffin (160), 1 backyard egg (70), turkey bacon (35) 2 TBS. hemp hearts (113), rr grapefruit (53), ls V-8 (50), d.coffee (0) (545/1339)

Carrot-Orange smoothie, Greek yogurt (200/1139)


                                                                                               HAVE A GOOD DAY

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 101 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/17/2015:
It does get to be a balancing act after a while but you are doing good. Have a great day.

thinnside40 on 02/17/2015:
Thank you. The benefits of weighing what I do I guess. Patience isn't a strong attribute of mine, as with most people I'm sure.

grannyannie on 02/17/2015:
True. Eating too little defeats the purpose. Good luck!

thinnside40 on 02/17/2015:
Thank you!

biscottibody59 on 02/17/2015:
I hear you on walking with others. Unless it's just a leisurely stroll with someone.

You're doing great!

Funny how there's always one more thing to learn. I really like the shapeup.org explanation of not eating enough. You may still have to tweak it for your particular body, but I think in general eating too little at the beginning of a change is something I think we all experience.

thinnside40 on 02/17/2015:
Thank you. Have read a bit off the website now. Will read more later this evening.

Umpqua on 02/18/2015:
Eating more makes sense, often this whole thing is just a numbers game. I know some people are able to just "cut back" and not count calories or log foods and can lose, but that doesn't work for me. When I stop paying attention to the numbers the weight creeps back on for me. So higher calories may be just what your metabolism needs now to burn more and faster!

thinnside40 on 02/18/2015:
Making some adjustments against the natural thought process is hard, but doable. :)

thinnside40 - Monday Feb 16, 2015
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 256.0


Happy Presidents Day Monday! Down by another pound finally.

Sun is shining, but the air has a mighty crisp nip to it. Temps are suppose to be in the upper 50's all week. Nights in the 20's. Remain to take advantage mid day. Keeping walking! Will have a partner today. A friend in our church family has been wanting to go, but she home schools her 5 kids. They took today off, so Meg will have a friend to walk with as well. 1 girl amongst 4 boys, I'd want to get out of the house when I could too .

Challenging myself to do more inside the house this week. Spring is coming. Outdoor activities will soon take over the time. Best get done some things so don't feel frustrated in not being able to keep up with both inside and out. Time sure goes fast doesn't it?!?!?!

10 oz. acv drink

Ezekiel English muffin, 1 backyard egg, ls V-8

2 corn thins, SB p.b.

2 mile walk (was almost a jog because the gal who joined me is a super fast walker- not to mention a good 90 pounds less than myself)

Plain almonds, pinto chips

2 mile walk (alone @ own pace which is pretty much 16-18 minutes per mile.... needed to get in the mental alone time without really thinking about anything)

10 oz. acv drink

Left-over Sunday soup, baked chicken breast, sweet potato fries

35 minutes living room circuit (recumbent, weights, dance, row, Body by Jake, repeat)

Peach dessert (something I made up w/nsa peaches, ground Cheerios Protein cereal & egg white)

H2o= plenty....

Hurting tonight. Not the good hurt kind either. There's a difference between feeling it and hurting... The walk with friend was more intense than I like. Want the walks to be cardio, saving the intense for  muscle toning with the living room circuit. Trying to be nice when it comes to including others in the routine backfires when it comes to exercise for me. People hear your doing what they want to and figure to buddy up would be a good thing. Not griping about the friendship and company, just hard as I'm a loner when it comes to certain things. Will need to go at own pace until building up to keep from the ankles and side leg from burning beginning to end.

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 101 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/16/2015:
The weather is the same here and being inside feel better then going out. Have a great day.

thinnside40 on 02/17/2015:
Thank you!

thinkpositive on 02/17/2015:
Maybe your friend wouldn't mind slowing down a bit?

thinnside40 on 02/17/2015:
She walks fast all the time. My mom did too. On a mission it looks like. If I need to slow down, I just will have to.

Umpqua on 02/17/2015:
Definitely don't push yourself with the exercise, you have to be able to do it at your own pace. Hopefully your friend will slow down or understand if you need to do it on your own. I hope today is a good one!

thinnside40 on 02/17/2015:
I know it won't be an every day thing for us to go together. She home schools and is in a strict routine most of the time. Asked her to call me in the morning of the days she is able to go or wants to. Allow some time to walk a bit on my own at the pace used to if I get out the door in time. When alone, I leave on foot right from home on the sidewalk. With others, it's at the 1/4 mile per lap track down the road. Told hubby it's hard, cause having a partner is nice, but without trying to sound selfish or self- centered, this is "my journey" and can't allow ANYBODY to hi-jack it per say. If that makes sense. I get in a "zone" of sorts when I walk/work-out. Hard to do that when not alone... She is a beautiful woman in every sense. Not overweight, just wants to be more fit.

Maria7 on 02/17/2015:
Congratulations on your lower number! So HAPPY for you!

thinnside40 on 02/17/2015:
Thank you Maria!

thinnside40 - Sunday Feb 15, 2015
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 257.0



                                                           Pictures Meg took on a couple of our walks this week along the Greenway paths.

Sunday has been pretty much as usual. Church service, dinner when we get home, resting a bit. Yet, 2nd Sunday now a walk has been included before heading back to evening service. Started dinner before leaving this morning and it was a hit to be sure and repeat. Fixed mine a bit differently leaving out the potatoes and elbow macaroni, but same premis of stew/soup.

10 oz. acv drink

Multi-Grain Cheerios w/Cheerios Protein, decaf coffee

1/2 p.b. n honey sadwich, Soup/Stew (stew meat, tomatoes, onion, sweet peppers, wor. sauce, carrots, celery seeds, garlic, smoke paprika, veggie bow tie pasta)

Small dark chocolate bar (170 cal.)

3.5 mile walk

Banana, ls V-8

10 oz. acv drink

Something light, not sure yet....

H20 = 80oz.

Since started walking a week ago (taking with thinking of some give/take with accuracy of app, just an idea between all walk/exercise, not including everyday living ativities):

Steps: 65,000

Per day average:9,286

Miles = 30

Per day average: 4.25

Calories burned:4,061

Per day average: 580

Exceeded everyday goal of 5,000 steps


Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 102 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/16/2015:
Well done! Lovely photos.

thinnside40 on 02/16/2015:
Thank you!

nenak on 02/16/2015:
Lovely pictures x have a good day x

thinnside40 on 02/16/2015:
Thank you!

thinkpositive on 02/17/2015:
Beautiful photos! Great job on your walking!

thinnside40 - Saturday Feb 14, 2015
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 257.0

Friday & Saturday both good days.  Friday was the day of spending the time with Meg and finishing off with a 4 mile walk before coming home. GOt our fingernails done and found out it was probably the last time where I've gone for almost 6 years. The oldest brother is very sick, needs to move for his care and the rest of the family are going with him. Actually cried a bit when we left, as they became our friends.

Banana, ls. V-8

Sesame honey nut bar, carrot/orange juice

 4 mile walk

 10 oz. acv drink

Pizza (Ezekiel tortilla, tomato, fresh mozarrella, water canned artichoke hearts, black olive,pineapple, 2 sl. Canadian bacon)

Popcorn w/ 1 c. Cheerios Protein cereal

 H2o= 64 oz.

Saturday, we opted out of going to the memorial sevice. We didn't know the family and a couple other reasons. One being we are ones who always say "yes" and we (or I) have finally gotten back into the "it's o.k. to spend time on self to better health and overall well-being" without feeling guilty. Paul agreed. In short, it felt better to spend available time together while we are alive rather than spend time trying to make everyone else satisfied and end of day have no "us time" left. He went with sis & I. Decided to walk a different part of the Greenway path than yesterday or last Sunday. We had to drive 6 miles. Not a habit to drive where to walk, just was a beautiful day and this part of the path is new. It's paved the old railroad track line. Also goes behind where my grandparents used to live. The house sold just a few months ago. Seemed so odd to not be able to pop in to use the restroom maybe or just walk the property. Stopped 1/2 way mark for the coffee shop. I waited to get my sf iced tea until we were done... As we neared getting home, I walked the last mile. Reward was going for a girls early evening of pedicures and eyebrow waxing. WhooHoo!!!!!!!! The guys got their time then to watch the races on t.v. Perfect day for spreading some Valentine love around the family.

Sure hope your V-Day was pleasant.

12 oz. acv drink (changed- 2 TBS. unfiltered acv, 1 oz. aloe vera juice, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 TBS.lemon juice, 1 TBS. honey & hot water)

2 sl. Ezekiel toast, 2 backyard eggs, 1 sl. uncured turkey bacon, grapefruit, decaf coffee

4 mile walk 

Banana, iced tea

1 mile walk

2 corn cakes (like rice cakes, but a lot thinner), SB peanut butter

35 minute living room circuit (row, recumbent, weights, dance, Body by Jake)

10 oz. acv drink

Sandwich (2 sl. nutty bread w/ Greek yogurt cream cheese~whole cranberry sauce~chopped walnut spread, 3 sl. uncured turkey breast,avocado)

1/2 c. r.f. monster cookie ice cream

H2o = 80 oz.



Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 102 lbs to go!

nenak on 02/15/2015:
Sounds like a lovely valentines day z

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