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Puddles - Sunday Sep 06, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 206.0

Good afternoon

Been away again.  Food and water have been pretty good not complaining.  Will be glad when Summer is over and I can settle into a easier routine from being on the go all the time.

Today is my granddaughter's birthday party so I am out again for the party.  Should be ok not going to worry about it will pick healthy anyway.  I enjoy now actually craving healthy instead of the fatty because I get so many side effects of the fat calories it just sits in my stomach and I don't feel right for extended period of time so not worth it. 

That is it for today hoping for a quiet week and will try to make it happen as far as I know I hve nothing on the books for this week.

Wishing you all a great day.

Fran

Progress as of today: 78 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 09/06/2015:
Have a Good Day Puddy.



Puddles - Friday Sep 04, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 206.0

Good morning guys

The past few days have definitely not been perfect because cottage and booze go together lol lol.

So I am back home and back on track.  I have a lot to do around the house and get everything put away.  I have to stay put for a few days lol... I have been on the go a lot with the holidays and then going away again.  OK back to work on my goal.   I will not weight myself for a week not that I feel as if I gained but just in case.  I will give it time to readjust.

Wishing you all a great day.

Fran

Progress as of today: 78 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 09/04/2015:
Good idea about holding off on weighing yourself.

puddles on 09/04/2015:
I could not resist the scale and there is only half a lb difference so not to worry.


biscottibody59 on 09/04/2015:
Sounds like a song--"Cottage and booze, cottage and booze, tra-lala-lala-lala-lalaaa!"

Good weighing plan too!

Have a good weekend!



Puddles - Tuesday Sep 01, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 206.0

Good morning

Hi guys all is good food and water.

I am off to breakfast with brother and s-i-l and then from there I am going to the cottage for the rest of the week.  The weather is going to be high for the rest of the week and the cottage sounds perfect.  You would think I would want to be home especially since I just got home but a week at the lake sound perfect lol...... 

Hope you all have a wonderful week will check in upon my return.  I am not bringing my laptop and turning the world off for the peaceful sounds of nature.

Fran 

Progress as of today: 78 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 09/01/2015:
Have fun in the nature.


Umpqua on 09/01/2015:
Our weather here is super warm and humid too. Have fun!


livinglight on 09/01/2015:
Sounds lovely - enjoy!


thinkpositive on 09/01/2015:
Ah- sounds totally relaxing!


biscottibody59 on 09/01/2015:
Puddles on the go--keep up the good work!



Puddles - Monday Aug 31, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 206.0

Good morning guys

I am back on my routine still struggling with the time but all else is good food and water.  I weighed myself this morning because it is the last day of the month and I always keep a log of the full month loss.  The posted weight is right I am 206.  I started August at 210 and now 206 -  4lbs this month. 

September starts tomorrow and that is my last month on my one year challenge.  I wanted to be at 200 by the end of September but 6 lbs is a lot to loose.  I will have to accept close enough as good and considering how close it will be I consider it a success.

Today is very hot here and the entire week will be very hot.  Tomorrow out for breakfast and then meeting a friend in the pm.  Will be going to my S-I-L another one from my husband's side of the family -  a few days at the cottage will be nice with the weather being what it will be. 

Wishing you all a great day.

Fran

 

Progress as of today: 78 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/31/2015:
Wow ! Fantastic ! You are a Healthy Girl. Close enough ? I'd say you're a success. It's good to have you back giving us inspiration. Congratulations on the loss.

puddles on 08/31/2015:
Thank you but you are also an inspiration for me. Your persistence and I am so envious of your water intake.


Umpqua on 08/31/2015:
You have done amazingly well and you should be very very proud!

puddles on 08/31/2015:
Thank you but could not have done it without all of your supports on this site.


livinglight on 08/31/2015:
I agree with the comments above - Congrats! Pat yourself on the back :)


biscottibody59 on 08/31/2015:
Good going!


thinkpositive on 09/01/2015:
Yes, an inspiration! And through your vacation- that shows your dedication.



Puddles - Sunday Aug 30, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 206.0

Good morning

I am back and having a hard time adjusting my inner clock -  Yesterday was a day where instead of having 24 hrs had 30 hrs.  Today I need to adjust my eating times also.  It is worst going backward in time then going forward in time.  lol.....  Anyway I am back, I am safe and I had a wonderful time and now onto the next amazing stage of my life.

Next week is my granddaughter's 7th birtthday so a party.  Tomorrow out for breakfast with my brother and S-I-L and we have a lot of catching up to do. 

I feel a little swollen from the plane ride so will wait to get on my scale.  I feel good about it anyway so nothing to worry about sure would love to see the same number as on the Paris scale but we will see.  I will tell you guys later this week.

Wishing you all a great day.

Fran

Progress as of today: 78 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/30/2015:
Welcome Back, Puddy !


Umpqua on 08/30/2015:
Good to see you back and take it easy as you adjust to the time change - it took me several days to get on track!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/30/2015:
yes....! it's fun going forwards! and being able to eat the same but in less hours! jajajaja! hahaha!



Puddles - Friday Aug 28, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 206.0

Good afternoon

All is good here.

Tomorrow I go home so I will not be posting for a few days til I get back into my own time zone.  I am taking advantage of today.  Trying to soak it all in.

Wishing you all a great day.

Fran

Progress as of today: 78 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 08/28/2015:
Enjoy your last day!


ohioraven on 08/28/2015:
Bon Voyage.


Umpqua on 08/28/2015:
I hope you're enjoying your day and have a safe trip home!


livinglight on 08/28/2015:
Have a safe trip!


hollybelle on 08/28/2015:
Caught up on your previous day's posts - sounds like a wonderful trip and I say congrats on your loss - the walking consistently sure does help! Wonderful! Safe travels home!



Puddles - Wednesday Aug 26, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 206.0

Good morning

I got on the scale this morning because my pants are getting loose and I am down another 2 lbs.  It just seems to be falling off with all these walks.  I am walking almost from morning till evening and it is paying off.  I decided when I got here that I would do that simply because I wanted to explore the little streets and the different neighbourhoods.  

So I am back for lunch and a small nap before I head out again. 

Tomorrow is my clothes shopping day.  I will get some accessories and a few other things but since my size is changing no big clothes items.  I also have to bring back some small things for the kids. 

Well off to lunch and a snooze before my next adventure.

Wishing you all a great day.

Fran

Progress as of today: 78 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

livinglight on 08/26/2015:
Woohoo! Well done :)


ohioraven on 08/26/2015:
Dang ! I knew I should have gone to Paris. It's Great to hear about your adventures. Keep it up.


Umpqua on 08/26/2015:
Fantastic! That's one of the things I miss most about living in a city. I used to be able to eat a lot more because of all the walking. Enjoy it :)


thinkpositive on 08/26/2015:
That is fantastic to be losing weight on vacation. When we were in Paris we walked 5-7 miles every day! Such a good way to live.


biscottibody59 on 08/27/2015:
Weight loss continuing on your vacation is a cool thing! Congrats!



Puddles - Tuesday Aug 25, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 208.0

Good afternoon guys

I had a nice time at the gardens it really felt unusual to be at the site of those paintings.  To step back and be in the very spot of such great works is mind blowing.  It was a very peaceful day and that is exactly what I was expecting.

I got on the scale this morning and it is down 1 lb.  This holiday is proving to be a great exercise routine with all the walking and the getting around the city.  I am enjoy it.  I have been experimenting with trying new street to get back home but I got lost yesterday and it ended up being a longer walk then expected.  You can just get lost in these wonderful small streets. 

Today is a relax day trying a new cafe for dinner tonight. 

Wishing you all a great day.

Fran

Progress as of today: 76 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/25/2015:
I've really enjoyed catching up with your last few entries. You're doing amazingly well and it's nice to read about your adventures and also about the eating culture there. I think you're right in that they don't eat fast food and I think it's also that they eat small portions of real whole foods, not processed boxed stuff. That was the case in Italy, pasta and bread in small amounts (and of course lots of wine) but also lots of vegetables and small amounts of lean protein. You're so lucky you have another week there!


ohioraven on 08/25/2015:
Glad to hear Paris is doing you good. How hard would it be for you to just move there and stay. Just wondering.

puddles on 08/25/2015:
Would not be not hard but would have to get a permission from the Embassy and it would have to specify the duration of the stay. The disadvantage of permanently moving there is the kids and all of my Canadian benefits that I would loose out on and for that reason would not be to my advantage. For now I will enjoy the fact that I can travel to this place and take in all of what it has to offer.


livinglight on 08/25/2015:
Sounds so amazing! And so awesome that it's been healthy for you too. Really great :)


thinkpositive on 08/25/2015:
Love your posts. The museum where I guide had 2 of Monet's haystack paintings so I'm frequently thinking about his house in Giverny. Beautiful spot. Love the dining room of his house. Loved the restaurant L'Epigramme , may be in your neighborhood. Wonderful food at reasonable prices.

puddles on 08/25/2015:
L'Epigramme is in the 6th Arrondissemnt near St.Germain Bd.. I am in the 18th Arrondissement on the other side of La Siene but at about the same level. Thank you for telling me about that restaurant could be a nice going away dinner for me.


biscottibody59 on 08/25/2015:
Glad you're posting your trip fun. Sometimes getting lost is all right--good going on the walks!



Puddles - Sunday Aug 23, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 209.0

Good afternoon all

Yesterday was a real nice day.

Enjoying the atmosphere around here.  Just a week left but I am really starting to just fit into a routine.  I have been watching what these people eat since I have been eating out a lot have learned a lot.  The scale does not seem to be showing any damage I still weigh the same - so if I look at that and compare it to all the liberties I have been taking you have to wonder if their is not some logic to their madness with eating.  It is true that I have been doing a lot of walking but in the pass few days the exercise has not been high on the agenda with the travelling back from Brussels and taking a day off. 

This morning I went back to church at Notre Dame thought I would take advantage of that.  So wonderful and just something special about it all.  That was a nice walk not long but their is a flight of stairs that is enough to kill you.  They have steps here  between the levels from one street to the other and I almost felt like Stallon on the top step once I managed to get up there.  lol lol .....  Back for an afternoon little nap and will be heading out again.  

I might not be on tomorrow since I am planning my day at the Monet gardens now that will be quite a bit of walking but there are benches all over to take a rest and then you continue -  it is a at your own pace kind of place.  They bring you there and then you know what the departure time is so all you have to make sure is be back at the bus in time. 

Hoping you are all having a great day.

 

Fran

Progress as of today: 75 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

livinglight on 08/23/2015:
Enjoy the trip tomorrow - I am sure it will be beautiful!


biscottibody59 on 08/23/2015:
Yo' Puddles--haha!

Ah, your trip just sounds so rich and fun--keep going!


ohioraven on 08/24/2015:
Feeling Strong Now !



Puddles - Saturday Aug 22, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 209.0

Good afternoon

All is good at this end - food is going good but my water seems to be replaced by wine lately .  lol lol  Wonder why might just be the surroundings.

Had a nice visit with friends stayed a little longer then expected but good company and great surrounding make for a good mix and God knows next time we will physically get together again face to face.  

I have to admit I am a little bit tired from my little trip within my trip but all is good I am having a great time and a change is as good as anything else.  I would love to live here feel like home - well would love to live here for an extended period of time maybe a year or so would be nice to experience this lifestyle.  

I have been doing good with the food it seems they eat much healthier then we do in North America.  It is a well balance diet of protein, veg but they always have that damn baguette of bread and the wine but I really have not felt that stuffed like I do at home.  I have been getting quite a bit of walking exercise also that could be the reason.

Well that is about all for me for now.  Relax day for my first day back in Paris - tomorrow to be determined.

Wishing you all a great day.

Fran  

Progress as of today: 75 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 08/22/2015:
You know what they say, when in Rome drink what the Romans drink. Or in your case French wine. Have a Good Day Puddy.


livinglight on 08/22/2015:
Sounds like you are having a really wonderful time! And, well done on the food front - enjoy it!


grannyannie on 08/22/2015:
Glad you are enjoying yourself! It's a mystery how the French drinks lots of wine, have lots of pastries, use lots of butter and cream, but they aren't obese! I think the secret is small portions and they eat slowly.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2015:
Hi Puddles! Glad to hear you are enjoying your time away and at a pace that is comfortable for you. I know what you mean by killing yourself siteseeing - my parents always were that way on family vacations - they were always non-stop! And even myself - I've learned I need a rest sometimes. No need to always push, push, push and then when you come home you feel so darn exhausted. I would say the best vacation is one that enlivens & rejuvenates you a bit! good going!

and I agree, it's a mystery how the French eat great food and stay lean. Maybe it's because Americans sit too much also!?

puddles on 08/22/2015:
I actually think they are not into fast foods as much as north americans.


thinkpositive on 08/23/2015:
All sounds wonderful. French people don't snack like we do. I noticed in markets that the snack aisle is small- some chips & nuts but not like ours. Smaller portions also. And yes, the walking makes up for the calories in the baguettes ! Thanks for sharing your trip with us!



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