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Puddles - Saturday Jan 31, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 238.0

Good morning DD pals

Yesterday was excellent day for food and water.

Today was my weigh-in for the end of the month of January.  Jan. 1st I was 247 today Jan. 31st I am 238 I lost 9 pds.  A wonderful month but cannot expect this every month.  This month has been a readjustment month from home to here on hollidays.  There has been more temptations and I have given in to some things and tried other things and it was not always a great decision. 

I tried to figure out yesterday why they kept showing 243 on my chart for Jan but I have dicovered that they count the months a little bit differently then I do.  I started Aug. 12th and the way it is posted they do from the 12th to the 12th of the months total.  I could never figure that out because it was not accurate but it is according to their monthly registry.

February starts tomorrow my goal for that month end was suppose to be 235 but I will alter that slightly I would like to be close to 230 by the end of February.  I know it is a reach but we will see I would not be disappointed if I dont make it because I am doing good.  I will take whatever comes my way.  

Another beautiful day.  Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 38 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 01/31/2015:
Wow, 9 pounds, amazing!!you're doing great. have a good weekend.

puddles on 01/31/2015:
Thank you M. amazing does not cover it - miracle considering the month I have had with the different foods trials and failures. lol

biscottibody59 on 01/31/2015:
Excellent progress and your outlook is pretty good too:-) Keep up the good work!

thinnside40 on 01/31/2015:
9 pounds is wonderful!

Puddles - Friday Jan 30, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 240.0

Good morning DD pals

Yesterdays was a perfect day food and water - so happy to be back on track. 

It is always good to discover all over again that I will never be a normal eater on certain stuff.  I went back to my plan and I feel so much better.

I do not think that I will hit 239 for my end of month but we will see I still have til weigh-in tomorrow morning.  Whatever the scale says is still going to be good because I have had a wonderful month of Januray. 

Unreal to see that January is almost finished already.  Time is going by so fast. 

Hoping you have a great day.


Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 40 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 01/30/2015:
Happy Day!

SkinInTheGame on 01/30/2015:
Congrats Fran! Way to go!

puddles on 01/30/2015:

Umpqua on 01/30/2015:
You have had a fantastic January and should be very proud!

puddles on 01/30/2015:
thank you

liza36 on 01/30/2015:
How great to feel so good about the month. Can't believe the first month of 2015 is about gone!

Puddles - Thursday Jan 29, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 240.0

Good morning DD pals

Yesterday again not all that good for the food but water is good.

Today is another day just got to keep thinking that things will settle down and get back to normal unless something else is going on which I am not aware of yet.  Will not worry that will just make it worst I will carry on my day and do the best I can.  I seem to be hungry in the early morning which is unusual for me.  I am a late morning eater.  I find that it set me off when I eat real early.  It is what it is and I will weather it through.

Not much going on today but it is a beautiful sunny day and I will take advantage of that.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 40 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 01/29/2015:
Hope your day is going good.

Puddles - Wednesday Jan 28, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 240.0

Good morning DD pals

Yesterday was not good for food but water was excellent.  I wish those where reverse.  I guess you have to get some of those days.

When I did my groceries the other day I got some cheese slices and I should have known better.  I have no problem with shredded cheese in the house but anything that is in solid or sliced is still a trigger.  I thought since I was not having problems with the bread lately that maybe it would have been the same with the cheese but I found out it is not.  No more cheese in solid pieces in my house.  I guess it could have been worst.

Apart from that today is another day with a very good learned lesson.  Trial and error is the only way we can learn. 

Not much for today a regular day I have no danger food in the house so I should have a good day. 

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 40 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/28/2015:
This is definitely a learning process so now you know what to avoid with the cheese. I hope you have a good one!

thinnside40 on 01/28/2015:
Trial and error is bittersweet indeed.. Have a great day!

nenak on 01/28/2015:
Peaks and troughs lol

Puddles - Tuesday Jan 27, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 240.0

Good morning DD pals

Yesterday was a good day food but water was lower 7 glasses which is still good enough.

We are having a cooler day but nice and sunny should get out today and get some fresh air.  Actually just getting out is great I certainly do not miss being a hermit like when I am up North for Winter time.  I don't have to worry about slipping on the ice.  

I don't know what to have for food today going to have to ponder new ideas - I seem to be drawing a blank on what I feel like eating lately like in the pass two day.  It is better then always thinking about food because I want to eat everything that is in the house I guess.  

Yesterday somebody mentioned onion sandwiches and I remembered I loved those so I had one last night it was good.  My breath this morning is terrible but who cares I enjoyed the onions. lol   Maybe I have just made up my mind as to what to have for lunch.  Soup and sandwich or sandwich and salad sounds good to me.

Well that is about all that is going on here and I wish you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 40 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 01/27/2015:
Enjoy your sunshine!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/27/2015:
Sounds like everything is going well for you! And yes, it's good to get out and not always be a hermit! But, sometimes being is hermit is just what you need. I was one today :)

thinnside40 on 01/27/2015:
You can eat my portion of raw onion... LOL.. I like them off the BBQ grill and crispy, that's it! Hope your day has been a good one.

museumgirl on 01/27/2015:
hope you had a good day

Puddles - Monday Jan 26, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 240.0

Good afternoon DD pals

Yesterday was good food and especially water 12 glasses - I thought I was going to float away.  I must have had something that really salt because I could not get rid of the thirst. 

Another week starts and the end of the month approaches I am looking forward to seeing what I can accomplish this week.  I really do want to knock off that last pound to 239.  That does not mean that I will change any of my routine because the routine works so don't mess with it RIGHT. 

We are getting a mixture of sun and clouds today but I will certainly not complain considering the weather in the upper states.  It is cooler here but not suppose to last for very long.  I will not be taking my walk today not nice enough so I am substituting it for apt. cleaning.  Eventhough I am only renting this place I still cannot live in dirt.  I know that clean is not considered exercise but that is as good as it will get for today's exercise. 

I got all my errands done yesterday and I will be doing some cooking later this week for the purpose of freezing and having things done ahead of time.  I find that if I have frozen meals and I take one out I cannot go back and just have another one right away because I have it all frozen.  That does not mean that in the past I have not eaten frozen food I have - how sick was that. lol lol 

It is nice to read all the posts on this site and I find it keeps me motivated and I thank you all for that.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 40 lbs to go!

nenak on 01/26/2015:
Have a great day x

museumgirl on 01/26/2015:
Yes, if the plan is working, stick with the plan. have a great day, hope you get more sunshine :)

thinnside40 on 01/26/2015:
I count housework as exercise. Put some music to it :)

Puddles - Sunday Jan 25, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 240.0

Good afternoon guys

Yesterday was real good food and water.

I weighed myself this morning and I am down 1 more pound.  I was hoping to be at 239 by the end of the month and I can see how that might just be a possibility.

I finally got hungry around 6pm yesterday after having had such a unusual night of no sleep. I did get to bed at a reasonable time last night and slept all night.  Thank God for that.  I hate it when my routine is off.

I went to do some grocery shopping again and loaded up the fridge with more protein again.  Thank God I love my chicken and lean cuts of meat because this could be the end of me.  It seems to be working for me right now and that is all that counts.  If at one point it does not work for me anymore and my body starts craving other stuff I will just switch over.  I find it so amazing that my body actually tells me now what it wants and needs.  I do attribute it to having no sugar at all except what is already in the ingredient and having to white stuff.  That comment not actually totally true I do have some pasta and rice but so much less then before - I don't seem to crave it anymore.  Another thing I find amazing is a long time ago I could not bring bread in the house I would eat it all up in two days and now I buy a bread and it last over a week now that is a major accomplishment.  

Well that is about all for me for today - nice sunny warm day here today and I am going to take advantage of it now that all my errands are done.

Wishing you all a great day.



Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 40 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 01/25/2015:
Congrats on the loss!! You really are doing great, I think you could make your month-end goal...we still have almost a week :)

puddles on 01/25/2015:
Thank you. We will see.

thinnside40 on 01/25/2015:

Umpqua on 01/26/2015:
You are doing so great, congratulations!

Puddles - Saturday Jan 24, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 241.0

Good afternoon all

Yesterday was a good day food and water.

My only problem with yesterday was that I could not get to sleep last night and ended up going to bed this morning at 8am.  I really don't know what tonight will be like.  I have certainly screwed up my sleeping schedule.  I don't know why that happens.  I really don't think I did anything different to cause it.

It is what it is not going to worry about it.  I am not very hungry today since I think I am too tired to eat.  We will see maybe the hunger will kick in later on.  Not going to worry about that either everything has a way of working out. 

Tomorrow I would love to go shopping I need to get a pair of golf shorts you know what I mean shorts just above the knee everything I have is either still too small or too loose and since I have to swing at the ball would not want to bust my pants or have them fall down.  That will be my task for tomorrow.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 41 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 01/24/2015:
yes I can see having shorts that fit is imperative! Good luck, I hope you get some sleep

thinnside40 on 01/24/2015:
Always fun having to buy smaller clothing.. Congrats.

Puddles - Friday Jan 23, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 241.0

Good morning DD pals

Yesterday was good food and water.

I got on the scale this morning to see if the 241 was still there and yes just like the day before the 240 flickered and the scale settled on 241 so I guess it is a solid 241.  I might just make it to 239 by the end of January. 

I have been telling you guys how I am craving meat and yesterday was no different.  My protein portions are very high but it must be something going on with my body craving it.  It does not seem to be affecting the weight loss but also the rest of my food is not over the not with carbs or fat or sugar or sodium and that is probably why the scale is not reacting.

Today is a rainy day and it will be a stay in day.  That is Ok because we have been having some nice weather in the first part of the week.  So relax day it will be.

Wishing you all a great day.


PS I forgot to add it was my son's birthday yesterday - I can't believe he is 35 already.  Time goes by so fast.

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 41 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 01/23/2015:
Gotta listen to what your body tells you. Maybe your'e making muscle with all that protein? At any rate, you're doing great, have a good day.

thinnside40 on 01/23/2015:
You've done great til now.. Keep doing what you know works and it'll show... Great job!

biscottibody59 on 01/24/2015:
Saw your comment about me on museumgirl's diary--thank you so much for mentioning me! Nice to be noticed every so often:-)

Don't know when I'll post regularly--I just don't want to start up and do it halfway is all.

Your progress is remarkable--keep up the good work! Nice that you can get out to walk every so often!

Puddles - Thursday Jan 22, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 241.0

Good morning DD pals

Yesterday was real good food and water.

I could not resist the scale this morning and the feeling was right I am down one more pound but the 240 was also flickering but it settled on the 241.  I guess it is just a matter of a little more time and I will be in the 230.  I am so amazed at how well it is going and how blessed I am to have the conviction of carrying through with it. 

Today is my grocery day got to get a few little things but I am low on protein in the house - I have to pick up some meat.  I am still having my meat cravings and that ok I just have to be picky as to what kind of protein I pick. I still can't do the cheese and I have basically given up on that.  It is just too much mental work to keep myself away from it when it is in the house.  

Another nice day but will get rain latter in the day that is why I am going out earlier then I usually do. 

Wishing you all a great day.



Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 41 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 01/22/2015:
Isn't conviction a great thing? I'm feeling conviction to keep going and being disciplined right now too and its great! Have a great day:)

Maria7 on 01/22/2015:
Cheese is a weakness of mine as well. Hope you have a blessed day.

thinnside40 on 01/22/2015:
Good start to the day.. Congrats

Umpqua on 01/22/2015:
You seem to be pretty in tune with when a loss is coming, great work!

museumgirl on 01/22/2015:
Have a great day, I hope the sun shines for you tomorrow :)

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