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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 :)

Puddles - Wednesday Jan 21, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 242.0

Good Morning DD Pals

Yesterday was real good food and water.

I would have loved to weight myself this morning because I have that feeling of having loss but I will resist and wait till I get closer to my weigh-in day.  January has been a good month up to now.  Actually every month has had some movement in the right direction.  I have been fortunate in finding a routine that is comfortable to satisfy my needs.  I have not been this lucky all the time but this time I have and I am greateful for that period of grace. 

I have nothing on my agenda except to go for my walk again today since it is a bright sunny and warm day.  I enjoy getting a little bit of the rays it help clear up the fog in my head.  I do not like long period of clouds and rain even if I keep myself busy I tend not to want to go outside.

Well today will be another one of those day that will be uneventful as far as food but interesting choices.  Wishing you all a great day.



Progress as of today: 42 lbs lost so far, only 42 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/21/2015:
Your chart has a nice downward slope over the past 6 months, you're definitely doing something right!

thinnside40 on 01/21/2015:
Excited for your weigh-in for you.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/21/2015:
Happy for you that January has been a good month so far for you! It's almost over too, so that makes a good month overall :)

Thanks for your continued kind words on my entries too. I am ready to face life right now. Up to all of it's challenges. I didn't think it was possible until Sunday evening. but now my mind is very focused and I know how to approach it. Every so often, I feel something, and I remind myself, that no, i'm not injured anymore.

I am going to get there and can't wait to share it with all of you someday!

Puddles - Tuesday Jan 20, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 242.0

Good morning DD pals

Yesterday was good food and water.

I really do not have much to say apart from everything is going very good and I am really enjoying being on this journey.  It really does not matter if I am perfect everyday but close enough will do for me. 

That is about it for me for today wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 42 lbs lost so far, only 42 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/20/2015:
I see from your last entry that you are upping your protein and that's a good choice. It's so important for building muscle and keeping us feeling satisfied. Good decision!

thinnside40 on 01/20/2015:
It's good to hear your enjoying it... Always helps to be successful :)

Maria7 on 01/20/2015:
Enjoyed reading your post, especially the part about we are not perfect but we do our best.

thinkpositive on 01/21/2015:
"enjoying being on this journey" - love that!

Puddles - Monday Jan 19, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 242.0

Good morning DD pals

Yesterday was good food and water.

I have increased my protein level in my daily intake and I do feel better.  I think that my portions of protein was to low and that made me crave it.  Protein is not my highest calori intake if I pick lean meat.  I try not to do the cheese since I have not control on the cheese bar in the fridge.  Cheese is one of my trigger foods.  Meat is a far better substitute for me.

I am going to go for my walk on the beach today the weather is promissing a beautiful week.  I have made my walks short because it does seem to put a lot of stress on my knee that I enjured a few years ago but I am extremely careful which take away a little bit on the pleasure of the walks but my knee will get stronger if I keep doing it.

I don't know what will be the food on my agenda today yet but will figure that out later.  It is usually what I feel like eating.  That is how I have worked my plan through this journey.  

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 42 lbs lost so far, only 42 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 01/19/2015:
Oh a walk on the beach sounds heavenly! Have a great day.

thinnside40 on 01/19/2015:
It's nice and sunny here today. Planning on taking a walk. No beach, but sidewalks beats the used to be gravel road before when I did.

getmebackto150 on 01/20/2015:
I too have been focusing on increasing my protein levels and finding I'm doing MUCH better... More satiety, less urge to overeat, etc... Have a great day!

Puddles - Sunday Jan 18, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 242.0

Good afternoon my DD pals.

Yesterday was a great day food and water.

I know that tomorrow is suppose to be my weigh-in but I could not resist the scale this morning.  I am down 1 more pound and that officially puts me half way to my goals. 

I did my cooking and had a wonderful dinner.  I so enjoy cooking and that is one thing I have missed with being only one. 

Today I have to go out because the weather is so nice that it would be a sin to stay in.

I wish you all a great day. .


Progress as of today: 42 lbs lost so far, only 42 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 01/18/2015:
congrats on being halfway!

thinnside40 on 01/18/2015:
WhoopWhoop! Great job......

Umpqua on 01/19/2015:
Yay for a loss! I hope you have a good one!

Puddles - Saturday Jan 17, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 243.0

Good morning DD pals

Yesterday was a very good day food and water.

I got all my errands done yesterday and that sure felt good.  The weather was nice which made it even better.  Today again the sun is shine and I am planning to take a little bit of sun later today. 

I got all my ingredients to do my meatloaf and so when I come back up from taken some sun I will cook and prepare my stuff for supper. 

I did get some berries could not resist them they looked so fresh.  I enjoy berries in the evening for a snack I really dont worry about the calories when it come to those.  I figure the move from potatoe chips to berries is a big improvement. 

My weigh-in is on Monday but I do not feel as if I have lost anything this week which would be ok considering the progress I have done since the beginning of the month.  The body does need its time to adjust and that is just how it seems to work for me.  I have all the time in the world to get this off well lets just say that I am hoping by September I will be close to my goal.  I am really serious about giving myself all the time that I need and it is not as if I can go back to the type of eating I use to do that would be insanity. 

That is about all for me for today a little sun, a little cooking and just take the day as it comes for the rest of it.  Wishing you all a great day.


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

museumgirl on 01/17/2015:
Sunshine makes everything seem better :) I don't worry about calories in berries, either, they are usually quite low. And way better for us than chips!

thinnside40 on 01/17/2015:
Soak up that Vitamin D! Doing great.....

Puddles - Friday Jan 16, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 243.0

Good morning DD pals

Yesterday as ok on both food and water.  I seem to be experimenting with new food and that always makes me nervous.  I did get all my water in.

We have a sunny day finally.  It is cool but the sun is what I wanted to see.  I should go out today and do some errands my cupboards are getting slightly bare.  I am having a lot of cravings for protein (meat).  I am going to give in to that craving and am going to roast a chicken.  I also intend to make a meatloaf.  I will then portion things out and freeze. 

I also need to get some fresh veg. and I will take a look at the berries again if they are on sale it would be nice.  They are not all that expensive right now because they are in season in Florida. 

Well that is about all for me for today wishing you all a great day.


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

Umpqua on 01/16/2015:
I love making roasts on cold winter days, they're so comforting. I hope you have a good one!

thinkpositive on 01/16/2015:
All sound good. Good comfort food!

Puddles - Thursday Jan 15, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 243.0

Good morning guys

All is good food and water.

I really have nothing going on - cloudy but sun is trying to break through.  I think I am sufferring from lack of sunshine.  I am just going to relax and read a book today and watch some tv and do some of those so called selfish things. Me Me Me. 

Will check in later is anything majorly interesting develops.  Wishing you all a great day.



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

Umpqua on 01/15/2015:
It's sunny here today and it's so nice. Have you tried Vitamin D? I keep it on my desk and try to remember to take it every day, it definitely helps. I hope you have a good one.

thinnside40 on 01/15/2015:
Made sure to stay on top of taking my Vitamin D this Winter. Been better than was last year. Not sure if it's because of that or just because my stress level reasons have subsided (grief has a life all it's own sometimes it seems). Hope your day is great!

thinkpositive on 01/15/2015:
Enjoy your Me day.

Puddles - Wednesday Jan 14, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 243.0

Hi DD Pals

Yesterday was a good day but unusual eating still good just not on a schedule and water was good. 

Yesterday got an e-mail from my DIL that they had to reapply for a new birth certificate for my son for his passport because his old one was too damaged.  I stayed on line as she filled it and answered questions of 35 years in the past.  Dr.s Name our old address I really had to dig into my memory bank.  I certainly hope they get all their passport in time to come and see me.  I did tell them that they should have started this earlier but kids does not matter what age they tend to put things off.  LOL  The grandkids will be disappointed if they dont now because they have been counting down. 

That is all the excitment in my life right now.  Planning a quiet day no big events. Wishing you all the best.



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

thinnside40 on 01/14/2015:
Have a nice day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/14/2015:
that would be a wonderful visit for you :)

yes, my legs are getting better each day & I am very thankful. Still not enough for increased cardio type exercises, but enough to be very happy!

On the weekend, I should be able to go to the pool for some walking :) I think I am just about ready for it!

thinkpositive on 01/14/2015:
Hope the passport issue gets sorted out quickly.

Puddles - Tuesday Jan 13, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 243.0

Good morning DD pals

Yesterday food and water was on track.

I really do not have much to report all seems to be going well.  The routine still feels good and I am not feeling as if I am missing out on anything.  I have not had a craving this week for something special like the past two weeks but the week is young.  The only thing I have noticed is that my cravings have been dealt with and they have not created extra cravings which would have been the case in the pass.  The only thing I can attribute this to is the fact that I am not having any sugar - sugar being the worst to activate extra cravings - powerful stuff and definitely better to be left alone.

I did measure myself yesterday and I have 10" less on hips and 10" less on waist and 6" less on bust.   I believe that is the reason why I have to wear a belt to keep my capri pants up right now.  My skin on my inner thighs is real ugly and I think that is from the loss this time.  In 1999 when I loss a lot of weight like 143 pounds (which I maintained till 2012 until my knee injury when I packed on 80 some pounds) my skin went back to normal well lets put it this way not perfect but not like this time.  The second stretch of the skin has really done me in mostly the inner thigh.  I guess I will have to get some spanks to hold myself together but the bathing suit thing is not a pretty site.  I am a little bit ashamed of it and there is no way to hide it when I go to the pool or hot tub.  Well I have to ask myself do I prefer to be fat or ugly thighs.  Simple answer.

No big plans for today cloudy and a little dull.  Going out would do me some good but I really do not need anything.  I will see as the day progresses.

Wishing you all a great day.




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

thinnside40 on 01/13/2015:
Have a good day!

museumgirl on 01/13/2015:
I hear you on the saggy skin. My whole body is looking like a deflated balloon lol! But I prefer saggy to fat any day, and I still have hopes it will tighten up over time. At least I am in a place where I can avoid wearing a swimsuit for a while yet. :)

Umpqua on 01/13/2015:
Wow, that is a major loss in inches, congratulations!!

skinnygrlwithin on 01/13/2015:
Sugar is such a dangerous thing... I do my best to avoid it at all costs!

What an amazing job on inches... you really need to be so proud of yourself. As for your skin, is it stretch marks or loose skin? I've definitely heard of some home remedies for both... who knows if they completely work but if you're self conscious about it it might be worth a try?

puddles on 01/13/2015:
It is loose skin what they call apron overlap. There is no solution to it unless I get surgery and I think I will just go to spanks LOL.

thinkpositive on 01/13/2015:
Very impressive on the loss in inches. And so good on maintaining the routine & loss of cravings.

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