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Puddles - Tuesday Jun 04, 2013
Weight: 249.0

Good morning guys

It is good to be back.  I am back to my routine.  Yes I have been a bad girl while I was away.  Hard to eat well when other people plan the meals.  So I am home and back to doing things in a better way.  I will be weighing in next Monday. 

I went to see my brother in law while I was in Ottawa and it was certainly a hard thing to do.  It is fine going in but was really hard to leave knowing that I will never see him again.  He is definitely a great man and is doing it in a very graceful way and leaving us with lots of fun memories.  We have had soo much fun together and I mean real fun.  That is what I will remember most about him.  The joy of living.  Enough about the sad part about my trip.

My grandkids are certainly active and tire me out just watching them run back and forth - I guess once you have been out of that environment for as long as I have you wonder how you ever coped with all the noise. LOL LOL.  They certainly have their own little characters.  Some good some bad LOL .

Wishing you all a great week and I am glad to be back.


Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 59 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 06/04/2013:
Sorry to hear about your Brother-in-Law. He sounds like one of the Good Guys, and is going out with a great amount of dignity. I'm sure he is a Great example for the people that know him.

Glad you're back, Puddy. I missed you.

skinnygrlwithin on 06/04/2013:
I'm really so sorry to hear about your BIL... I think that's wonderful that you'll remember him in such a positive light... seeing people in their final days can really be difficult.

michgal on 06/04/2013:
sorry to hear about your b-i-l. i know that is extremely hard. i went through cancer/hospice with my mother last summer/fall and it about killed me.

Tangalyn~ on 06/04/2013:
im glad u got to spend a little more time with ur BIL.. things like this r so very hard. so good to see u back here tho, u have been missed!!

puddles on 06/04/2013:
Thank you.

Umpqua on 06/04/2013:
Welcome back! Very sorry to hear about your BIL, but it sounds like you're all dwelling on the positives and it certainly sounds like he's lead a full life. Hope you have a good one today!

puddles on 06/04/2013:
Yes a full life but not long he is only 67 and expecting is first grandchild at the end of June which we do not think he will make it. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

V on 06/04/2013:
Welcome back Fran we missed YOU :) So happy to hear that you spent some quality time with your grandkids and so sorry about your BIL..I am sure both of you appreciated the time spent together although bittersweet <3

puddles on 06/04/2013:
Thanks V - Happy to be back among friends.

biscottibody59 on 06/04/2013:
Hope you get back into the swing of things again!

RYC: I'm not sure how detailed/faithful my entries were to what's in the book. As soon as I can, I'll put up what's in the book. I was able to stick to it for that period of time fairly well.

It has a unique "cheat list"--don't know if I included that at some point.

puddles on 06/04/2013:
Yes just a few things of the cheat list. I think I have enough to start with the basics but would appreciate when you get the time to fill me in on whatever is missing. Thank you. It is on your first two pages of entries of DD.

Puddles - Thursday May 23, 2013
Weight: 249.0

Good morning guys

Water was real good yesterday 12 glasses and food was OK not perfect but perfect would be way to perfect. LOL

I am on my way to Ottawa today to see my son.  I just have to go.  I will also be going to see my brother in law for the last time.  It will be hard but I have to see him one more time. 

Probably will not be posting for a little while but will if I can.  I will update how my 8hr drive went.  I should have been a trucker I love driving and 8hrs is just a tease for me.  Talk to you all later and hope you all have a wonderful week.  Should be back in about two weeks.  Now that is scary two weeks away. LOL



Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 59 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 05/23/2013:
Well you will be missed while you're gone. Enjoy your time with your family! 8 hours as a tease?? I thought I was the crazy one driving back and forth to Boston twice a week (3.5 hours) for a semester ... you've got me beat! haha.

grannyannie on 05/23/2013:
Hope the trip goes fine, Fran. See ya later.

nenak on 05/23/2013:
Enjoy your time away x

Umpqua on 05/23/2013:
Safe travels to you!

OhioRaven on 05/23/2013:
Traveling Mercy for you, Puddy. Praying for you and your family. For Bless you Guys.

Tangalyn~ on 05/23/2013:
have a safe trip.. ill be thinkin about ya.. we'll all miss seein u if u r unable to post.. take care of urself xx

legcramps on 05/23/2013:
Enjoy and have a safe trip!

hollybelle on 05/23/2013:
Will miss you - but will be thinking of you - sad visit - but you are right, if you can go, you do need to go. Glad you like driving - I am not OK with road car trips anymore that are more than 4-5 hours! I am too impatient! <3

V on 05/23/2013:
Safe travels to you Fran, let us know when you make it there <3

OhioRaven on 05/23/2013:
God bless you guys.

Puddles - Wednesday May 22, 2013
Weight: 249.0

Good morning

water very good 10 glasses but with a little MIO.  I mixed two gallon with 1/4 portion of MIO.  Just gives it a slight lemon taste.  Food good not perfect high in protein.  Just was hungry for more protein yesterday.

All is good rain again today.  Errands to run and get a hair cut - really need one.  I have to pick up my application to renew my passport since I will be away Dec to end of March in USA next year.  It expired in March so easier to reapply with short form since it just expired.   I know I might have to make a change address to it in the future but dont feel I should put it off to the last minute.  Another reason also is the rates are going up in July.  I also have to do my ironing today - yesterday was the rest of the laundry day  so I must finish the job of ironing today. 

Well that is about it for today.  Have a great day.


Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 59 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/22/2013:
Send some of that rain this way. My garden needs it :v)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/22/2013:
Have a good day, good luck on your chores!

Umpqua on 05/22/2013:
We're renewing our passports too in the hopes of traveling to Canada this summer - have everything filled out but need to get our pictures taken. Have a good one!

skinnygrlwithin on 05/22/2013:
I was just talking about renewing my passport the other day... I have a little bit longer, but I think I need to do some more traveling before that day comes! Have a good day.

Puddles on 05/22/2013:
If I could I would live out of a suitcase and live all over the place jumping from one place to another. My son is not impressed when I take off for a long period of time and he does not know where to contact me LOL LOL. He has a gypsy for a mother. I have always been like that - it started the minutes I started working and could afford to take wonderful holidays. Have a great day.

nenak on 05/22/2013:
Sound busy! Enjoy

legcramps on 05/22/2013:
Have a good day today!

Puddles - Tuesday May 21, 2013
Weight: 249.0

Good morning

Water was good 8 glasses.  Food good but not perfect.  Looking forward to being able to write Food perfect. 

I have tried the MIO water add-in.  I dont remember what people on this site had said about it - if it was good or if it was not good.  Does it make your water count for less since you are adding something to it.  I would use it start me off in the morning.

Today is a rainy day which makes it a great day to do laundry and house work.  That is about all for me for today. Have a great day.


Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 59 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/21/2013:
I have learned that in life it's hard to be perfect....just try to be 90% your best & you will succeed. Just saying I do better when I do not try to be perfect :-) Thank you for the well wishes...

getmebackto150 on 05/21/2013:
I've wondered about that mio... I think of it the same way as crystal lite, not quite as good for you as water, but if it makes you drink more, its worth it... Is it any good??

Puddles on 05/21/2013:
I have the lemonade one and it absolutely wonderful. The instructions way l tsp but I find it too strong that way I use less then required and it is real nice and lemony.

skinnygrlwithin on 05/21/2013:
Ive never tried it but I'm with getmeback, if it gets you drinking more water I say go with it.

grannyannie on 05/21/2013:
I've read that fluid is fluid whether it's in tea, juice, etc.

Have a great day.

Umpqua on 05/21/2013:
I think taking in water in any form is a good thing!

OhioRaven on 05/21/2013:
I asked some health-nut somewhere about the water thing and they said "thou shalt not mix".

Puddles on 05/21/2013:
Does that mean I have to go to confession or is that the 11th commandment. LOL

nenak on 05/21/2013:
Fluids r fluids as long as there's no sugar added

Puddles on 05/21/2013:
It says no sugar but I seem to detect a sweetness too it.

V on 05/21/2013:
Not sure about MIO but I can tell you that some of the zero cal water "enhancers" has hidden sugars in them..With that being said maybe you could google to see exactly what's in it. Hope you had a good day Fran :)

Puddles - Monday May 20, 2013
Weight: 249.0

Good morning

water was good and food was good.

Unfortunately I am up .2 of a pound.  Wow what a struggle for the past two months.  It seems no results.  I will keep doing what I am doing and see what happens.  I am definitely eating better than I was before I started and I believe that at one point it will turn in the right direction.  It cannot do anything but be good for me because I am off the bad eating foods.

Apart from all that stuff nothing else is majorly going on around this place.  Rainy days ahead - next 4 days.  Will find stuff to occupy myself.

Have a great day and wishing everyone a wonderful week.



Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 59 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 05/20/2013:
You have changed your eating habits and learned about healthy foods, so that's half the battle! I'm sure your overall health has improved as a result. Have a good one!

OhioRaven on 05/20/2013:
Positive post this morning. We are both "Doing Good" have a good day, Puddy.

grannyannie on 05/20/2013:
You'll get that. Just hang in there. Fractions of a pound don't mean much - fluid most likely. Have a great day.

ohioraven on 05/20/2013:
Watch out for those storms heading your way !

skinnygrlwithin on 05/20/2013:
Honestly it's one step at a time, and one of that hardest things I've learned is that true weight loss is a VERY slow process. Hang in there and keep doing what you're doing... you'll see a loss soon!

biscottibody59 on 05/20/2013:
Hope you figure it out:-)

V on 05/20/2013:
Hope you don't get too bored with 4 days of rain expected :( Wishing that summer comes and sticks around for you soon..Have a great evening Fran!

Puddles - Sunday May 19, 2013
Weight: 248.8

Good morning

water was excellent yesterday.  Food ok not perfect.

The weather has been so perfect for the past little while just makes you want to be out all the time.  Today I have another outing planned.  No big deal just get out of the house for a while take in some fresh air and watch summer come in with all the blooms and the smells.  The lilacs are starting to flower - looks so nice and smell is wonderful.

I will be doing some cooking also today.  Time to restock the freezer with precooked stuff. 

Thank you  for your kind thoughts yesterday.  I am sure you parents all understand how it is to be away from your kids for long periods of time.  I wish I would have had time to have two but it was not in the cards for me and also having been left to raise him on my own after my husband passed away also contributes to him being my whole world. LOL LOL  It might sound funny to some people but he was my main concern for so long that now their is a void.  Anyway before I start rambling on again time for me to change the subject.

I will have a great day today and will enjoy my cooking and errands.  Wishing you all a great Sunday.


Progress as of today: 31.2 lbs lost so far, only 58.8 lbs to go!

nenak on 05/19/2013:
Have a great Sunday x

biscottibody59 on 05/19/2013:
Sounds nice!

grannyannie on 05/19/2013:
Love lilacs but we don't get them here. I know what you mean about missing your son. Mine are across the ocean from me, and my granddaughters. Get to see them once a year for a month though...coming up in 3 weeks. :)

OhioRaven on 05/19/2013:
Hope you are good. Get out and enjoy the weather.

Puddles - Saturday May 18, 2013
Weight: 248.8

Good afternoon all

Water real  good - food not perfect but OK.

We are having another beautiful day.  I have to get out again today.  Not sure what I will do but just so nice and warm. 

I am going through real lonesome time and really missing my son.  Just can't wait to see him.  I might just have to make a trip to see him.  Easier for me then him with the two kids.  Plus I do not have the space here for putting up 4 extra people to sleep unless I stack them LOL LOL.  I am so ready to move mentally just wish the place would sell - well it has only been on the market for 5 days.  I have always been ready to go - once I make a decision I am usually ready in 30 minutes.  Making the decision has always been a long process for me but once that is over get out of the way I am coming.  Ok so much for venting my thoughts about missing sonny boy.

I also think that my eating has been the result of all these thoughts.  Not overdoing it but just not in the right place at times mentally.  Also all the work is done and now I am just ready for more work but nothing else to do - replace that with a little bit of extra food.  I have to keep myself busy.  I am not good at waiting.

Ok enough about me.  Hope you all have a wonderful day.


Progress as of today: 31.2 lbs lost so far, only 58.8 lbs to go!

nenak on 05/18/2013:
Hi puddles I'm sure you'll be full of busy soon x get out while the sun shines x

OhioRaven on 05/18/2013:
Hi, Puddy. Sorry I haven't spike with you sooner. Hope you are good. See ya !

Puddles - Friday May 17, 2013
Weight: 248.8

Good morning

Water low and food good - not perfect.

I will just keep holding on and doing my best every day. 

I did not get out yesterday - Purolator came in at 4:30 pm just too late to go run my errands.  Today is an out day.  Will run errands and might just take a ride out to another little town around my place and do some shopping.  It will get me out of the house.  I am definitely looking forward to going to see my son soon.  I have been putting it off because my brother-in-law is not well and did not want to do two trips to the Ottawa area back to back, but I am missing my son.  I have not seen him since last June and that is a long time.  Will be nice when I live close to their place.  Just venting the Mom thing with their kids.

We are having a beautiful sunny day again.  Hope you have a great day.



Progress as of today: 31.2 lbs lost so far, only 58.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/17/2013:
Yes, by all means, get out of the house. Have a great day, Puddy. You, BIL and family are in my prayers.

Puddles on 05/17/2013:
Thank you Raven.

Tangalyn~ on 05/17/2013:
i hope u do get out a lil today.. its good for the soul.. enjoy urself!

grannyannie on 05/17/2013:
Yes, do your best. You can't do more than that. You'll get there! Have a great weekend, Fran.

legcramps on 05/17/2013:
Hope you have a great day "out of the house" :)

biscottibody59 on 05/17/2013:
Hope you have a great weekend!

V on 05/17/2013:
Have a great day as well Fran :)

Puddles - Thursday May 16, 2013
Weight: 248.8

Good morning

Water really good 12 glasses and food was good not perfect.

Having another sunny day.  I can take this weather anytime.

I really have nothing going on today.

If anything happens today I will post.

Have a great day.



Progress as of today: 31.2 lbs lost so far, only 58.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/16/2013:
Get out and make something happen, Puddy. See ya.

Puddles on 05/16/2013:
Waiting for Purelator package probably go out after if it come early enough. Have a great day Raven. I am determined today to have a excellent food day.

Tangalyn~ on 05/16/2013:
good job yesterday!!

V on 05/16/2013:
Have a wonderful day Fran :)

Puddles - Wednesday May 15, 2013
Weight: 248.8

Good morning all

My water on track 8 glasses but my food was off again yesterday.  I am not saying that it was crazy off track but just not up to my liking.  I have a hard time between thinking my food is good and on track and I am off track.  I dont have large off track moments but why even go off track?  Before I use to go off track and have big binges and now it is just small extra things that I have but the feeling is the same because it just is not on my food shcedule for the day.  I think it just pisses me off more than anything. 

I have a few errands to do today nothing substantial but we are having a beautiful sunny day and warm.  That is a nice change from the past few days.

Thank you for being there so that I can vent about the stuff going on.  Have a great day.



Progress as of today: 31.2 lbs lost so far, only 58.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/15/2013:
Sounds frustrating. Hope you find your track. Saw a good Dr. Oz show on cravings. Look it up if you got time. See ya.

lolla on 05/15/2013:
It is a bummer to have these moments when you just don't understand why you do things. I had one last night, there I was eating a bag of popcorn and i wasn't even hungry but there is something so soothing in eating that really puzzles me, I feel like I am addicted some times. hope you have a better day today!

SummerAndBeyond on 05/15/2013:
Hope you've had a good day and your cravings aren't getting you down too much! :)

Puddles on 05/15/2013:
Its not cravings it is just not sticking to my plan just adding just a little bit more here and here on the meals.

V on 05/15/2013:
Have a great day!

thenewmle on 05/15/2013:
If it helps, I write my plan the night before and base it on foods I have either cooked or packaged for the next day. It's crazy, but I won't eat it if its not planned out. I started that when I got here and it really made me feel accountable for my menu. It's like my script for the day for success. See ya tomorrow!

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