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Puddles - Sunday Sep 28, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 269.0

Good morning all

Great day today and yesterday was a good day.  Food and water.

Tomorrow is weigh-in day and it is the last weigh-in for the month of September.  It will be ineresting to see what my total for the month will be. 

I look at this on a weekly and finally on a monthly basis.  I know that a slow lost is better than a fast one so I am hoping that even a small lost every month is better then a small gain in the month.  The progression of small losses will accumulate and get me to my goal.  It might take a while to get there but this is not a race to the end just the process of getting to where I want to be.

So that being said I wish everybody a great day and will post my wiegh-in tomorrow.

 

Fran

Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/28/2014:
Good attitude! Slow and steady wins the race, right? Good luck on the weigh in tomorrow, and have a wonderful Sunday!


biscottibody59 on 09/28/2014:
Hope you're having a good day!



Puddles - Saturday Sep 27, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 269.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was another good day food and water 7 glasses.

I really have nothing going on today.  It is the weekend so I am just going to take it easy.  I am hoping for another great day with my eating habits.  It seems to be on track but do not want to take anything for granted.  My mind could have a funny way of playing games sometimes.

I wish you all a great weekend.

Fran 

Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/27/2014:
Enjoy a relaxing Saturday!


biscottibody59 on 09/27/2014:
Sounds like a good plan!



Puddles - Friday Sep 26, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 269.0

Good morning guys

All is good food on track and water 7 glasses not as good as the other day.

Yesterday was uneventful now that is not a bad thing in my case because it means no struggles or problems to solve.  I am feeling really good about my eating habits this week.  I seem to feel a sense of sanity in my eating.  I will take that if only for one day.  The alternative is just so crazy that any moment of feeling good makes it all worth while. 

My day is filled with small jobs around the house and just being a little bit lazy today.  I just want to stay in this calm state for a little while longer.

Wishing you all a great day.

Fran

 

 

Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 09/26/2014:
Yes, I agree. Sanity with our new lifestyle is always welcome. The hardest thing I found about this weight-loss thing was right between the ears. I said this last year when I was losing...thank you for reminding me. Have a good day, Puddy.


biscottibody59 on 09/26/2014:
And you can stay in that state--you're worth it and you're kicking butt girlie!

Have a good day!

puddles on 09/26/2014:
Thank you appreciate the encouragement.



Puddles - Thursday Sep 25, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 269.0

Good morning Guys

All is good food perfect and water really good 10 glasses now that in itself is a miracle.

I had unusual eating habits yesterday but the food was ok calories on track and fats low just not the regular 3 meals and a few snacks - it was a snack day - it was the food I was schedule to eat but I munched all day every few hours -  it all comes out to the same thing just was an unusual way of eating. I am grateful that by the end of the day I had not had more then I expected or was suppose to have.  I really do not why I was like that but I will chock it up to unusual.

Apart from that not much else new here.  Have to go out today and pick up some stuff and get some house work done.  I might live alone but I create more dust then a family of ten.  I just dont understanding why the house gets dirty all on its own.  The worst thing is that I can't blame anybody else for causing it.  LOL LOL

Hope you all have a great day.

Fran  

Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/25/2014:
Being alone must make it difficult to plan meals, etc., but you seem to be doing ok keeping on track. I always blamed a messy house on my son, and when he moved out, it actually did stay cleaner. Now his poor wife has to deal with him, lol. Have a great day!


OhioRaven on 09/25/2014:
You are doing Great, Puddy !


Destiny65 on 09/25/2014:
Great job on eating and drinking according to plan!


biscottibody59 on 09/25/2014:
Sounds like it worked for you--good going on the water!


thinkpositive on 09/26/2014:
Sounds like a good day.



Puddles - Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 269.0

Good morning all

Yesterday another perfect day Food and Water.  This really feels great.

Their is nothing better then being abstinent from all the junk stuff.  It really works wonders on your mind and soul.  It is one day at a time and at times one meal at a time. 

I did not go out yesterday to do groceries but today have to go out because the options are eat or don't eat if I don't go out  and we all know that not eating is impossible.

I had set a goal for myself at the beginning of September of being in the mid 260s by the end of the month looking forward to seeing the results of another month.  I have to admit that my challenging week did scare me that I would fall back into my bad habits.  Fortunately I had all of you guys to encourage me that I would get back on track and to just hold on.  I am so grateful to have all of you on my side when I have a hard time trusting myself.

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

Fran

Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/24/2014:
You have great resolve! I think the support on here is the best, it has made such a difference in my determination and attitude. Keep up the good work!


biscottibody59 on 09/24/2014:
Great mindset--don't let anything stand in your way! You can do this!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/24/2014:
hey...I used to be at a point where whenever I was a lower weight on the scale, I'd binge...knowing that I "could" because I had already lost. it was the worst mindset...I wouldn't binge becausae I wanted to....but it was like the minute I saw the #, my body on autopilot was reaching for food. try to not be discourage, as well, by the # of the scale. if you do things right, it'll go down for you!



Puddles - Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 269.0

Good morning guys

I had another perfect day yesterday food and water.

I am back on track I felt as if I had lost weight this morning so I was tempted to step on the scale but resisted because I do not want to become a slave to the scale.  The ups and downs of the scale do more harm then good mentally.

We got a little bit of sun yesterday at the end of the day but we are back to cloudy again.  I do have to go out today and get some stuff for the house - that is always a challenge for me - do not want to bring home anything that will set me off.  I have to keep myself on the straight and narrow.  I should know now that some things are just not possible but I always hope I will become NORMAL whatever that means.  That normal is different for everyone.

Will only do groceries for the next 3 days and that will be good no extra stuff.  It is the only way I know how to keep myself on track.  You got to do what you got to do.  The basic list fruit, veg, protein for 3 days. 

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

Fran

Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 09/23/2014:
Great job resisting that scale, what a menace!


glassgirl3 on 09/23/2014:
I agree with you about the Normal thing. I love the idea of only buying 3 days worth of food, can really see how it would help with the eating plan. But my normal has to have a pantry full of food or panic sets in! We all have Our own normals to deal with. Have a good day.

puddles on 09/23/2014:
I have panic attacks if the cupboard is full of food. LOL


biscottibody59 on 09/23/2014:
Yes--do what works! Sounds like a good day yesterday--woo-hoo!


Destiny65 on 09/23/2014:
Good for you for having such a great day! Awesome!


thinkpositive on 09/23/2014:
Yes, I agree about the scale. One day down, net day up for no reason but we can't let it get to us.Have to look at the big picture.



Puddles - Monday Sep 22, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 269.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday food and water was perfect.  I knew I had to go back to doing the right stuff and everything yesterday just fell into place.  The result was one pound down and it is definitely a miracle directly from God after the week I had.  It is nice to touch the 260s nice to get into a new number. 

Today I start week 8.  I would have thought that I would have dropped more but I guess that the older you get the harder it is and the slower it is.  I am not as flexible as I use to be and not as active as I use to be.  I seem to get some aches and pains much fast if I overdo it.  I also do not want to reinjure my knee and I certainly do not want to cause myself a break anywhere.  I have been fortunate to not be on any medication of anykind at my age 61 and definitely want to keep it that way.  I know that once I get my weight down I will be able to do more and feel more confident about doing more also.  

Well here I go one more week.  Wishing you all a wonderful day.

Fran  

Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 09/22/2014:
Congrats for eating well on the weekend. I find I have so much more temptation. Good luck during your week 8.


Destiny65 on 09/22/2014:
Good job! Week 8 is also a milestone that has certainly taken commitment. Give yourself a pat on the back!


biscottibody59 on 09/22/2014:
Very good progress--here's to the next milestone!



Puddles - Sunday Sep 21, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 270.0

Good morning all

Food was OK yesterday not perfect and water was 5 glasses.

Tomorrow is weigh-in not exactly what I am looking forward to but whatever it is I know it will not be the end of the world because there is always another day.  We all have some setbacks but it is just time for me to get back on the horse and move on. 

I don't think that it will be that major - it is the effect it has on my mind eventhough I know that it is only a bump in the road and it does not define the rest of my journey - I do have to acknowledge it and move on.  This is the the nice part of it all.  I don't have to stay on this path.  I have a choice.  Free will is our gift from God and this is what I have to work on.

Another rainy day - it is Fall.  We are having a rainy period and therefore find myself staying in more then I would like. 

That is about all for me today - will post my update after my weigh-in tomorrow. 

Wishing you all a good day.

Fran

 

 

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 80 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/21/2014:
Good quote - bump in th road does not define the rest of the journey. I'll have to remember that one! Have a great day. raining off and on here, too, but we managed to get in a walk!


biscottibody59 on 09/21/2014:
I envy your rain--hope you have a good afternoon and keep up the good work!


Destiny65 on 09/22/2014:
So very true.



Puddles - Saturday Sep 20, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 270.0

Good morning

I am late to post today.  My food was not perfect yesterday but my water was great.  Would be nice to balance those two.  I would definitely prefer food good then water great.

All is ok today is another day.  I got some frozen yogurt in the house and should know better then to do that either.  I really cannot stock up my house at all.  I certainly hope that I dont have to go back to shopping everyday for my meals.  I have to admit that system usually works very well for me but is definitely a pain in the A..... 

It is a live and learn procedure but it is a learn and relearn all the time experience that I cannot feel full after I eat if their is more then what I am suppose to eat in the house.  Having to see the bottom of whatever it is just such a disease.  I have to switch the off button myself and sometime I dont get to the switch on time.  

Well that is my stuff for today.  Apart from that things could be worst.  Hoping you have a great day.

Fran

 

 

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 80 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 09/20/2014:
The best thing is that you're willing to learn and relearn.

This is the key. You don't let it get to you--keep doing that! Have a great afternoon!

I meant to add that when I first started on here, I felt mildly awful for seeming to start over all the time--I finally realized that it sure beats the alternative:-)

puddles on 09/20/2014:
I agree their is not alternative. Plus beating myself up is also not an alternative. If a was perfect I would not be here.


thinkpositive on 09/20/2014:
We feel your pain! Some days are like that. We just hope that we have more good days than bad days.


OhioRaven on 09/21/2014:
Great post today, Puddy.



Puddles - Friday Sep 19, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 270.0

Hi guys

All is good food - water low.

Not much to report today and actually all is good.  Have a few phone calls I have to get done today. Run a few errands and get some stuff picked up.

Got to run wishing you all a good day. Will talk to you tomorrow.

Fran

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 80 lbs to go!

Destiny65 on 09/19/2014:
Enjoy your day!


thinkpositive on 09/19/2014:
have a good say & weekend.


biscottibody59 on 09/19/2014:
Sounds great!


Horn_of_plenty on 09/20/2014:
No, no dr came right out and said to stop the artificial sugars. But I have been using them - multiple products so often and everyday - for most of my adult life - 13 years at least. It's a lot of toxins and I can only pray to god to help me help my body cleanse itself. I have had a lot of pain this week but legs are much, much better already even after a week. I was diagnosed with shin splints / stress fracture over 1.5 years ago. My pt also said I must have chronic tendinitis. And amazingly the pain has died down a ton in my legs. It is far less. And it's due to stopping the artificial sugars. I would drink diet drinks with abandon before. And now no more. It's a hard shift, but not that hard. I will probably save some $ since I will not be buying iced coffees, gym, iced green teas and all my other loves :) everybody is different in what they can handle. But it is true, artificial sugars are toxic and not good for you.



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