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Puddles - Thursday Jul 09, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 213.0

Good afternoon

Yesterday was excellent food and water.

Just dropped in inbetween my busy day.  I back out in about one hour.  I will catch up with all of you tomorrow.

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the day.


Progress as of today: 71 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 07/09/2015:
Have a great evening!

puddles on 07/10/2015:
Thank you.

ohioraven on 07/09/2015:
Puddy's busy!

puddles on 07/10/2015:
I am maybe a little too much.

hollybelle on 07/09/2015:
Congratulations on a good day! Success is sweet!

puddles on 07/10/2015:
Thank you.

Maria7 on 07/10/2015:
You sound very busy. Hope you have a good day. Congrats on your progress! :-)

puddles on 07/10/2015:
It was wonderful and thank you for the good wishes.

Puddles - Wednesday Jul 08, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 213.0

Hi guys

Yesterday was good food and water.

I have to stop this social life I am worn out.  Still another busy day and it is so hot outside.

I am planning an early bed time tonight.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 71 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 07/08/2015:
Heh, I hope you get some R&R soon, Fran.

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
Stay cool but don't stop partying. ;)

ohioraven on 07/08/2015:
Get some sleep !

thinkpositive on 07/08/2015:
Nice to have an active social life!

museumgirl on 07/09/2015:
You party animal! lol. Glad you have a social life, though, even if it is exhausting :)

Puddles - Tuesday Jul 07, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 213.0

Hi Guys

Good day yesterday food but water a little low.

I have a pleasant day planned and look forward to going out again tonight.  Never been so busy. 

Summer is the time to take advantage.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 71 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/07/2015:
Keep it up! Have a great day!

ohioraven on 07/07/2015:
You have a Great Day too, Puddy.

Umpqua on 07/07/2015:
Very nice, enjoy all your social engagements!

biscottibody59 on 07/08/2015:
Congrats on another pound down:-)

hollybelle on 07/08/2015:
It's all good!

Puddles - Monday Jul 06, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 213.0

Hi guys

Yesterday real good day food and water.

I am down 1 more lb.

I guess with the BBQ the day before made me so full that Sunday I had to eat something just because it was necessity and not because I was hungry I could have fasted all day.

Went out for breakfast with brother and S-I-L again regular Mondays and I am going out for dinner tonight with one of my girlfriends but it is my favorite restaurant where I always have the chicken all will be good.  NO PROBLEMS THERE.

Wishing you all a great day.  Mine is busy.





Progress as of today: 71 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Well done!

puddles on 07/06/2015:
Thank you

ohioraven on 07/06/2015:
Congratulations, Again, Puddy. Keep going and you're going to disappear.

puddles on 07/06/2015:
Its going to take a lot for me to disappear Raven lol

Umpqua on 07/06/2015:
Congrats on another pound down!

puddles on 07/06/2015:
thank you.

hollybelle on 07/06/2015:
Another pound bites the dust! Good for you. I know what you mean about not being hungry after a food-fest. I did that on Sunday after eating a lot on Saturday.....

Puddles - Sunday Jul 05, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 214.0

Good morning

Yesterday was so so food and water.

It was a great party - just can't believe he is 9 already I always. I see him like when he was just a few minutes old the first time I layed eyes on him just freshly born.  Time is flying by.  

The food was the regular - Hamburger and fixings but instead of having a regular cake they decided to have a cheese cake so I had a sliver (very reasonable) even if I say so myself.  I have no regrets and I do not feel it will have much of an effect on the weight.

Today meeting somebody for coffee later on.


Wishing you all a great day.



Progress as of today: 70 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/05/2015:
Good Morning Fran! Yes, time surely does always fly by in life. I'd say especially the older we get, the faster it seems to fly. Especially at my current stage in life, the weeks past without even a single blink! With going to work each week, typical weeks that are similar to each other keep passing, it's sometimes a whole new season by the time I've noticed the time moving...

I'm glad the party was great.

I hope you have a good coffee date. I promised an acquaintance of mine coffee - I know her from the gym - she's around my mom's age, but an awfully nice woman who sent me to the best doctor when I was just overcoming my shin splints. He showed the most passion in helping me...and most sympathy towards me - and that caring attitude is, in my mind, part of what helped me get thru the end of the shin splints. I owe her thanks. But our schedules keep conflicting. I'm not worried though, we'll eventually meet up!

ohioraven on 07/05/2015:
Great attitude, Puddy. I actually got a plate of hamburger fixins'. Onions and pickles and just ate them.

hollybelle on 07/05/2015:
Good deal! No regrets and a sliver of Cheesecake is certainly reasonable!

Umpqua on 07/06/2015:
Great job keeping things in check and the sliver of cheesecake sounds perfect. I know what you mean about the time flying by since my older son will turn 9 in December and I can't figure out how that happened so quickly!

Puddles - Saturday Jul 04, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 214.0

Good morning

Yesterday was good food and water.

Today is my party.  It is only around dinner time and feel good about what is being served.  Call my son yesterday and found out what will be available and there will be no problems I just have to bring what I am drinking and that is easy. 

The weather is perfect for an outside BBQ also will be nice to see all the family again.

Apart from that I will just get ready in at a pleasant pace and relax.

Wishing you all a great day,


Progress as of today: 70 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/04/2015:
have a great BBQ and relaxation time!!! today I relaxed as well. glad I have an awesome best friend who came to visit me and hang out with. laid back & easy!

hollybelle on 07/04/2015:
Sounds good. Hope you had fun!

Puddles - Friday Jul 03, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 214.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day food and water.

Not much going on today but tomorrow is the party for grandson.  I will relax today.  Take some sun and vegetate.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 70 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 07/03/2015:
I hope you have a nice, relaxing day!

biscottibody59 on 07/03/2015:
Good to go into the party with a strategy--keep up the good work!

(Forgot Canada Day--there used to be quite a few Canadians here in the earlier days of my posting here.)

ohioraven on 07/03/2015:
Vegitate !

Puddles - Thursday Jul 02, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 214.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day food and water.

We had a rainy Canada Day but it did not stop the festivities all around the City. 

Today I have to go out I saw some of the sales and quite a few good specials that I will pick up on.

Saturday is my grandson's birthday party and that will be easy enough because it is a BBQ so one hamburge and salad will hold off on he cake.  I always find the birthday cake way to sweet with the icing way too greasy.  I have no problem staying away from those cakes. 

Somebody asked about the recipe for the lasagna I made it is on the internet under Slow cooker lasagna recipe. It is very simple recipe

Fresh pasta the large sheets cut them to the shape of your slow cooker.

-  Lots of sauce at the bottom

-  1 sheet of pasta

-   1 row of zucchini thick slices

-  Mushrooms and peppers

-  Motz cheese

-  Sauce and repeat

til you are satisfied with the tickness of the lasagna. 

So basically you are only using about 3 sheets noddles.

Leave the cheese on the top off til you are almost ready to serve so add at last minute.

Start on High to bring to a bubbling stage and lower to Med and leave it there for about 3 hrs depending on the slow cooker you can tell by checking it if it is ready.  Add cheese cover and when cheese is melted it is ready to serve.

Hope this will help the person that was interested in the recipe you can basically add or take away from this as you wish.  Whatever picks your fancy.

Hoping you all have a great day.




Progress as of today: 70 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 07/02/2015:
Yup ! Who needs a Nasty, Greasy, Yucky cake ?

Umpqua on 07/02/2015:
Good plan for the birthday party and that recipe sounds wonderful and easy - I may have to try it here for my folks! I'm a sucker for birthday cake but only if it's well made with buttercream frosting. Those sickly sweet icings are too cloying for me as well. Of course my kids have been choosing ice cream cake the past couple of years and I'm also a sucker for that :P I hope you have a nice day!

hollybelle on 07/02/2015:
I don't like birthday cake either! Too rich and gooey...so good you don't be tempted....thanks for the info on the slow cooker lasagna. It sounds good. I may have to give that a whirl!

Puddles - Wednesday Jul 01, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 214.0

Good afternoon and a Happy Canada Day to all Canadians on the DD site.


Yesterday was a great day food and water.

Had my brother and SIL over it was just a spontanious invite and we really enjoyed ourselves.  I was trying out a new recipe and told them that if it did not turn out we would just order in but it all turned out good.  They enjoy experiental cooking they are always good for either being the discovery of a new dish or on the other side of the coin a good laugh and something they can bring up at anytime later in my life. lol lol

Just relax day since everything is closed today and a lot of celebrations going on all over the place.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 70 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

GottaDoIt on 07/01/2015:
What recipe did you cook?

puddles on 07/01/2015:
I made a Lasagna in my Slow cooker and it was good some noodles but use Zucchini for most layers instead of all noodles. I also incorporated a lot of other veg mushrooms/red/green/orange peppers. Turned out as good as regular lasagna but much tastier a much lower in cal. and carbs.

Umpqua on 07/01/2015:
I'm glad the new recipe turned out well, yes, please share the details!

horn_of_plenty on 07/01/2015:
Happy Canada day! I have a friend in CA and I wished him a happy day too! He's a good friend and and I have even visited him 2x! Canada is awesome....Toronto is so clean and niagarA falls was quite an adventure!

hollybelle on 07/01/2015:
Oh, that recipe sounds right up my alley! I'd love to know details, too. Especially with zucchini season upon us! I am curious - did the zucchini not make it watery? Maybe the water from zucchini cooked into the noodles? I'd love to see the recipe!

puddles on 07/02/2015:
Take a look at my post on the 2nd of July for recipe. No the zucchini does not make it watery at all.

ohioraven on 07/02/2015:
Morning, Puddy. Sorry I missed your post yesterday. It's always crazy busy here at work on the 1st of the month. You should experiment with Sauer Kraut next. HappyCanadaDay !

Puddles - Tuesday Jun 30, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 214.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day food and water.

Today is the end of the month so I decided to have my end of month weigh-in and to my surprise I was down 1lb. 

1st June was 218  -   30th June I am 214 =  I lost 4 lbs this month.

Most of my lost was done at the beginning of the month and then I went into a plateau for the last 3 weeks.

I start a new month and my next goal is to leave the 210ish  and move to 209.  I know what I have to do just keep doing the same and not worry if I hit a plateau because that is the way my body seem to readjust itself -  my body just takes a break as if it  has a mind of its own.

Anyway glad to end the month and a high note.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 70 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/30/2015:
This is Great News, Puddy. I'm very proud and happy for you. You've really turned your life around and became the girl that was always inside of you. We all here at the DD are committed to a new and better lifestyle. Thank you for being a big part of our change, for the better. Have a Healthy Day !

puddles on 06/30/2015:
Thank you Raven but I am just doing the same thing you guys are doing trying to get through this one day at time and could not do it without all your support on this site.

Umpqua on 06/30/2015:
Awesome work, I love looking at your chart and how far you have come. Congratulations!

puddles on 06/30/2015:
Thank you but the old saying but I still have miles and miles to go til I get home. Your support is appreciated.

biscottibody59 on 06/30/2015:
One more pound bites the dust:-)

Good going!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/01/2015:
Hello Fran! Congrats on your loss...you and other members on here motivate me. As well as someone I follow online - I realize it's me - I need to make the personal choice to re-commit! Nice job to you...you are a powerful motivator and woman on this site that we appreciate being on here!

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