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Puddles - Wednesday Oct 08, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 266.0

Good morning all

Yesterday was a good day again food and water.

I most have slept too much yesterday because last night I woke up around 4:00 am and could not fall asleep again.  I really do not think that that 11 hours the night before did me any good.  I will probably now need a nap this afternoon then my sleeping habits will be off for a few days. 

Today I have to go out and get some stuff again the cupboards are getting pretty empty.  I need to refill them with none interesting food that will not trigger me.  That really sound bad but by that I mean healthy food and not junk or numnums.  So groceries for the weekend for the dinner plans which will be all gone by the time the guest are gone.  Then my regular vegetable, protein, wraps, pasta, stuff for my soup and basic staples.  I will be ok for another 3 or 4 days maybe more since the weekend has its special menu.

Ok that is about all for me for today and I wish you all a great day.



Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 76 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 10/08/2014:
Have a great day!

OhioRaven on 10/08/2014:
Sounds like a good plan. Hey, aren't you retired ? You can sleep whenever you want to.

puddles on 10/08/2014:
Yes retired 17 yrs this December but still enjoy a good night of sleep. Retired people to have afternoon nappies. LOL LOL

biscottibody59 on 10/08/2014:
Another good one! Hope the sleep sorts itself out and you can continue on!

Puddles - Tuesday Oct 07, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 266.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was very good food and water 7 glasses.

I just got up slept for 11 hrs I must have been tired.  I am surprised I have not done that in quite a while.  Its 11:00 am and just starting my day with my coffee. 

I did some shopping yesterday on net and then called because I need to replace my tires on my car not because they are used but more because they are 6 years old and seem to start having some visible cracking.  My car only has 35,000 km but not driving much is as bad as - the tires have to be replaced because they dont move as much they dry up.  So I have made calls and have found a place I am happy with. 

Well that is about all that is going on here today - wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 76 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 10/07/2014:
Sounds like you needed the rest! good luck with the tires.

OhioRaven on 10/07/2014:
11 hours ? Puddy, that's a short coma. Ha-ha ! Talk to you tomorrow.

Puddles - Monday Oct 06, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 266.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was good thank God for that.  Food was perfect and water was 7 glasses/acceptable.

I did manage to loose one pound and that in itself is a miracle. I start week 10 today and I am hoping to do well again.  I do have company coming for dinner on Saturday for Thanksgiving but I do not see it being a problem since I am planning the menu.  I told them that it is what I can eat and that more emphasis should be put on the getting together more than the meal.  LOL

I know that it is a big goal but I would love to be 260 by the end of the month of October.  I would definitely not be disappointed if I was just close to 260.  I will take whatever it is because it will be an improvement from where I have come from.

I wish you all a good week.


Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 76 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 10/06/2014:
Mornin' Puddy. I'm thinking we need to exercise to get our bodies rev'd up to burn more calories. Our food is good but I'm really not doing much else. I need to get out more.

puddles on 10/06/2014:
I agree with that. I am somewhat of a hermit type. That is why I am looking forward to my Winter months away. There is a gym, pool, sauna, whirlpool at my resort. I do intent to take my morning beach walk and take advantage of all the amenities. For now I do what I can at home with my laptop exercises that I have downloaded and follow but I dont take it too seriously.

museumgirl on 10/06/2014:
hey, a pound lost is great! congrats! Great strategy for the holidays, I know you'll have fun with family. Have a wonderful week.

shams on 10/06/2014:
Water is so important in a regime. Good going.

biscottibody59 on 10/06/2014:
Congrats--you've got the program down. Keep it going!

Puddles - Sunday Oct 05, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 267.0

Good morning guys

Glad to be back on track.

Thank you for yesterday and the support you all gave me.  This is the best place to be and I know that you guys have my back when I get off my plan. 

Today hoping to keep things going on the right track.  One thing I have notice is that the derailment (sp ?) does not last as long as it use to.  I might get one day or one meal now where before I would take off for 3 to 5 days and then not get back on because I felt so guilty and I did not want to tell people about it - did not want to look like a failure.  I have since grown up and owned up to the good and the bad when it happens and that makes it easier. 

I wish you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 77 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 10/05/2014:
Hi, Puddy. It's good to hear you're back on track. keep up the great lifestyle and I'll see you at weigh-in tomorrow.l

shams on 10/05/2014:
take care

Puddles - Saturday Oct 04, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 267.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was not all that good food - water was good.

I got some crackers to put into my soup and I should have known that is another of my triggers.  A box is just too much but you can't just buy a few of those.  I cannot bring anything in volume into my house.  I am such an addict.  Needless to say I when cracker crazy last night. 

Today will have to be a really good day if I want to salvage my week.  I am only two days away from my weigh-in.  I refuse to accept that the enemy will win this war against food.  I might have had a set back but I have not lost the war. ......  Time to reload and go forward.  The duration of my crazies are very short now and that is a major accomplishment.  They do not last for days anymore it is one small binge and I seem to come to my senses faster then I use to.  So much for that now.  It is done and I am moving on. Another experience and another lesson learned.

Hope you all have a great day.



Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 77 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 10/04/2014:
Well, crackers aren't the worst splurge you can have had. You have definitely not lost the "war" ....not unless you give up! Have a great day!

OhioRaven on 10/04/2014:
Get back on the horse, Puddy. You've been tellin' me and helping me back in my saddle And I really thank you for that. Now it's time for me to give you a boost up and coach you. Now get those pasty white crackers out of the cabinet and walk them to the nearest park and feed some ducks, or birds, or whatever...and report back about those crackers.

puddles on 10/04/2014:
Actually the crackers went to the garbage bin last evening once I was disgusted enough about what I had done. Things could have been worst but I think I am more angry at myself for doing it then the actual harm that they will cause to my weigh-in tomorrow. If I had eaten the entire box that would have been different but it is the uncontrollable aspect of it all that really pisses me off. I am sure you understand that. Thank you Raven for being there for me.

biscottibody59 on 10/04/2014:
You're locked in--good going!

Puddles - Friday Oct 03, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 267.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was good for food and water extremely good.

I went to the salon yesterday and I am now sassy blond I told the hairdresser to stop just before she got to the gougar blond. LOL LOL  It took for ever from 12:30 to 4:10 pm.  When I got home I was so hungry and my hour for eating is usually around 6:30 but had to have an early meal.  Of course it did result in a snack in the evening which I do not like to do because sometimes it leads me into eating a second snack.  I was lucky I had my snack and it did the trick and was able to remain abstinent for the rest of the evening.

Today is basically an easy day just my regular routine.  We are having a cloudy day but rain is on its way for the next few day.

My eating today will be back to my routine since I know I will be home and can stick to my time schedule.  It does not take much to get me off track.  At one point I will be able to trust myself a little bit more but for today this is what I have to do to keep myself in line.  

OK guys wishing you all a wonderful day.



Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 77 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 10/03/2014:
All Right!

Enjoy your weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/04/2014:
yeah, it's unbelievable how long a hair cut or processing can take!!! it is really baffling! the worst is when you have a process and it leaves your hair looking bad for the next 3 days and you can't even wash it! that's what happens sometimes when I get a keratin treatment and that's also the reason I haven't gotten one lately...I don't want to have 3 days of horrible hair that I have to make sure it doesn't get wet and therefore cannot do a good weights workout at the gym! LOL

have a great day!

Puddles - Thursday Oct 02, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 267.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was perfect food and water.  I am having a strong week motivation wise and thank God for that definitely a period of grace.

Today I get my hair done.  I have been waiting to get this done for a while -  wash the grey away back to my blond highlights.  There is just something about being blond that has always made me feel better.  Crazy I know.  I am not a vain person I just like to look and feel good whether  it be insight most importantly but outside also.  It definitely pick me up.  I am doing this at this time first of all to keep myself at the level of motivation that I am now.  Just adding a little something more. 

I got up today with a feeling again of having loss weight.  I love waking up to that feeling.  This feeling always happens on days that I am not weighing in.  I think that if I peek at the scale on the off days then I will curse my weigh-in.  Call it being superstition.

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


Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 77 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 10/02/2014:
Is it true Blondes have more fun ?

puddles on 10/02/2014:
Definitely and I mean it too. It brings out my true character. LOL

biscottibody59 on 10/02/2014:
You're firing on all cylinders--keep up the good work!

puddles on 10/02/2014:
Thank you.

Puddles - Wednesday Oct 01, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 267.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was good food on track and water very good.  I did have an extra snack last night which was about 200 calories but nothing that would really put me over the top of my daily intake.  I try to keep my cal. for the day between 1200 and 1500 and I was within that range.  I know that if I keep it in that range I am safe and usually can manage to loose weight with that.

I am planning our Canadian Thanksgiving which is coming very soon and my family is coming over.  It is a pretty safe meal since I will be cooking a turkey and really try to keep it on the low side no big extra stuff that is too high in calorie or things that I know are my triggers.  There will definitely be one trigger and that will be the pumkin pie but I will pick that up the morning of the day of the meal.  I will not have it overnight in my house.  The kinds always like to go home with leftovers and you can be sure that the pie will be in their care package. 

I was not going to have this but it is a tradition and I don't think I should punish them because I am on a diet.  I just have to be smart about going about doing what I have to do ahead of time and not have it all in the house too long before the meal.  It is such a powerful addition this food.  I know that part of this is learning how to be around food but I think it is a little bit too early for me to test myself and maybe I dont want to chance it yet.

Well this is about it for me for today.  This as been on my mind for a little while - well at least since I put out the invitation for the meal and today was a good day to tell you guys and vent a little.  Thank you.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 77 lbs to go!

Duaa123. on 10/01/2014:
Hope you had a great day,, you can drink a lot of water before half hour from meal.. also you can drink a green tea :-)

OhioRaven on 10/01/2014:
13 days. Try not to think about it too long. Thanksgiving is what toppled me. Then Christmas, then NewYears, then the SuperBowl... It just went on and on. Just think of it as a meal and be done with it. I'm gonna try and learn from those past holidays. Rant Over. Have a good day, Puddy.

puddles on 10/01/2014:
I also do the Xmas at my place there again it is all my planning and I do not allow people to bring anything so I am in control of it. After that I will be gone all of the Winter and no more temptation from the outside force for me. Thank you Raven.

museumgirl on 10/01/2014:
Oh, have fun! With those events, I try to make it all about the people, not the food, which is REALLY difficult with thanksgiving, since it has been made so much about food! I'm having a birthday party this weekend for our granddaughter, and I get to pick the appetizers, so there will be plenty of healthy options lol. DIL is buying a cake, and I don't care for store bought cakes, so no temptation there! Have a wonderful time planning, we still have 6 weeks or so until our Thanksgiving.

puddles on 10/01/2014:
I make also about the people but my food addiction is more powerful then I would like to admit.

museumgirl on 10/01/2014:
Oh, for the pumpkin pie, my mom, who was always counting calories, used to make herself a pumpkin custard with no crust and less sugar, so she could "indulge" a little without blowing it. I may try that this year....

puddles on 10/01/2014:
I will allow myself a sliver of pie but the rest leaves with the guests after our meal. So nice to have people willing to empty your house of food and all the num nums. LOL

biscottibody59 on 10/01/2014:
Preparing will pay off I'm sure--sounds like fun!

Puddles - Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 267.0

Good morning all

Yesterday was another perfect day food and water.

But for the grace of God I am off to a good week.  I am amazed at the lack of craving for my sweets that I love so much.  It is probably because I have not had them for such a long time and I do not take anything in my coffee.

Today have to go out and they are calling for some rain later - hoping to get my stuff done before it rains.  Since I moved here and since it is a different Province still getting some problems with the different transfers.  Had I known what I know now I probably would have stayed in Ontario.  The Provincial laws are different and just taking a long time to get everything to line up.  I always lived in Ontario and my pensions are all from Ontario and the Federal Government and the Quebec Government makes it a little bit complicated for me to settle and get all my proper papers - I am finding a lot of incompetence workers that I have had to deal with.  It is as if the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing.  Well that is my PITCHING for the day.

I am happy that the food is working out and that my water is going down finally.  I do have to figure out a few more new meals to make.  I have a lot of ideas but I know that they are definitely bad ideas because they contain a lot of my triger foods.  I do not even want to try that out - I dont feel that brave yet. 

Ok that is about it for me for today - wishing you all a great day of abstinence.



Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 77 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/30/2014:
Sounds like you are on track. Good look with all the "gubment" paperwork stuff, what a hassle! Have a great day!

Duaa123. on 09/30/2014:
Good ,,keep going:-)

OhioRaven on 09/30/2014:
Get your finger off the trigger and put the gun down. I'm drinking a whole gallon of water a day now thanks to you. Wish I had more time to talk. Gotta go.

biscottibody59 on 09/30/2014:
Good job with the loss--you're really locked in!

Keep up the good work!

Puddles - Monday Sep 29, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 267.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday food was perfect and so was the water intake.

The weigh-in was a success two more pounds.  Week 8 was good even with my terrible week 7.  I started the month of September at 272  so I lost 5 pounds this month.  I think that is a normal weight loss about one pound a week.  I know that this will probably not be the norm for all the months to come but I will take what I can while I can.

Today I start week 9 and another month.  I am as determined as I was in the beginning.  Actually I really dont see it as if I have a choice anymore because I have to loose the excess weight.  I want to have a healthier lifestyle. I have been lucky with my health - medication wise  I take none - the only obstacle is the excess weight and that I can do something about it.

I am so lucky to have all you guys to help me through this and to know that I have your support in my hard times.  I am grateful for all your help.

Have a great day.


Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 77 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/29/2014:
Great progress, congrats! You are fortunate you haven't gone down the meds road yet, it only seems to add to the problems. You are wise to try and improve your health now rather than later. I wish I can lost the weight years ago, and kept it off, too! I feel like you do...there is really no other option. you can do this, and you are an encouragement to me, as well. :) have a good day!

puddles on 09/29/2014:
I am 61 and I know at one point the meds will come but for now all is good. I only put the weight on after I injured my knee 4 years ago. I was flat on my azz for 9 months so it was sleep/eat/watch tv for about 8 months. Thank you for the encouragement.

OhioRaven on 09/29/2014:
Congratulations, Puddy. I AM sooooo proud of you. You keep me going. When times get tough I think of you guys. Keep up the great outlook.

puddles on 09/29/2014:
Thank you and it is the same for me. I was so happy to see you come back to the DD. I needed to have you guys here. You are part of my success.

Maria7 on 09/29/2014:
Congrats on doing so well. Keep up the good work. :-)

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