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Puddles - Tuesday Sep 06, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good afternoon.

Yesterday the food was great and I only had one light beer during the entire BBQ.  Very good.

Food was delicious.  The variety was wonderful Korean dishes, Thai dishes, Prime Rib (did not have any Beef I can take or leave it), Italian dishes, Lobster, Shrimps, rice, potatoes, corn on the cob and ceaser salad.  I had mostly protein... Thai curry chicken, Korean eggplant something, Shrimps, Lobster and some ceaser salad.  It was all great but a lot of spicy food real spicy.... lol 

Decided to get back on the scale this morning and it is the same so no damage done. 

We are having another wonderful weather day - September is turning out really nice.

Wishing you all a great week.


Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 09/07/2016:
I'm really glad to hear there is no damage done to your weigh-in. You've worked really hard to get where you are now. I know you make good choices. Have a Great day, Puddy.

hollybelle on 09/07/2016:
Wow! What a BBQ spread! Good job on moderation! I have always wanted to try Kareoki (or however you spell it!), but never have. What song did you sing????

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/07/2016:
Food sounds to DIE for!

Puddles - Monday Sep 05, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day.

I had a great time at the party we were about 20 people and my grand daughter got a kareoki (spelling?) machine as a gift well let me tell you it was the centre piece of entertainment for the day.  We all took turns good or bad voices we all did it.  

Food was good spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread but I did not have any cake.   The icing was blue and other colours and my son thought it was very funny to put some on my nose all the time so I got home and my nose was blue with the dye they use in the icing I am hoping it will all be off by the time I go to my BBQ today.  Kids they never grow up does not matter what age they are.... lol  

That is it for me for today will make good choices again today I have to because it has been a 4 days of eating out.

Wishing you all a great week.



PS - I reluctantly decided to weight myself this morning before going to my BBQ especially since I had been out Fri, Sat, Sun and going out again today.  To my surprise I had not gained wow that really felt great to see that.  Now I will definitely behave myself today.  I had to share. I am still on my plateau that has not changed but in time my body will decide to shed a few more pounds it has a mind of its own.... lol   

Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 09/05/2016:
Well done, Fran. Glad you have fun at the party and congrats on resisting cake. Have a lovely week.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/06/2016:
Karaoke is so fun....there are places (bars) to go out and do it with friends...i have NEVER done it yet actually!

that's so nice that your body is working around the indulgence. Sometimes the weight comes on LATER, a week later. just keep living your healthy lifestyle.

I indulged too - and yes...i know i have to hold back the reigns despite my clothes still fitting nicely.

Puddles - Sunday Sep 04, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day again no complaints.

The shopping went well she definitely knows what she like and does not like.  It was an expensive day between my sister in law and myself we got her $210.00 of clothes we had decided that we where each going to put in $100 but it came out to an extra $5 each what the hell. 

We went for lunch at Eastside Marios and I had the Chicken on a bun.  It was really good.  Since I never keep bread in the house and only have it when I go out this was my chance to sneak in bread it was good.  That was my main meal for the day and in the evening I had a bowl of soup because I just felt a little bit hungry.  All is good.

Today is the birthday party and it is not a BBQ.  The kids get to decide what the food is on their birthday party and my grand daughter pick spaghetti so that is what the meal will be for today.  That is OK with me it works out good.

Wishing you all a great day.



PS - My Flight ticket is bought to Puerto Vallarta for this Winter.  Dec 28 to April 5  here I come.  Hola.... lol  

Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Duaa123. on 09/04/2016:
It sound for me to be good calorie .. and great to eat light soup at night ..have a good day

grannyannie on 09/04/2016:
Good choices! Puerto Vallara for the winter sounds good! I'll be doing my usual escape this winter as well and already have the tickets!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/04/2016:
That's so cool fran that you have your ticket and everything! please take pics when you go...i cannot wait to live your vaca through you. When i go to texas in october, i'll also post some photos later on :-)

have a nice day & enjoy the bday celebrations. I'm off to a bbq party here for Labor Day Weekend.

puddles on 09/04/2016:
Thank you and you too.

Puddles - Saturday Sep 03, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day for food and water.

Lunch yesterday was good I had a dish of red curry in coconut milk with chicken and peppers.  It was served with some plain white rice and since it was on the side I was able to leave almost all of it except for two scoops of it.  It was really good and filling.  I was surprised because the portion was really not big but really filling.  In the evening at home I decided to make myself a salad because I was feeling just a little hungry.  Overall the food was quite under control.

Today is my shopping day with my grand daughter and daughter in law and my sister in law.  We will be going for lunch after the shopping but there again I expect to be good in my choices.  There will be quite a bit of walking today with the shopping because my grand daughter loves to hit all the store.  She is 8 but even at that age she loves to shop.... lol 

That is about all for today. 

Wishing you all a great day.



Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 09/03/2016:
Yummy. I love red, green, or yellow curries. Good job on keeping meals under control when you eat out.

puddles on 09/03/2016:
I love curry would love to find the recipe for the coconut milk and the red curry and mint leaves. Do you or your husband have any idea how to do this?

OhioRaven on 09/03/2016:
Good control on the rice. You're doing really good.

puddles on 09/03/2016:
Thank Raven.

Puddles - Friday Sep 02, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday food and water was perfect.

So cold over night I had the chills when I woke up this morning.  It feels like a Fall morning but will turn out to be a sunny and warm day humidity is down.  Perfect day.

Today I go out for lunch we are going for Thai food.  This will be good but will keep it simple and not overdo because I have a busy weekend with my grand daughter's birthday party on Sunday and Monday I am going to a BBQ.  It is a end of the week of eating out a lot.  I will make the right choices and in the end will feel better for having done that.

Wishing you all a great weekend.


Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 09/02/2016:
Good luck with the right food choices.

grannyannie on 09/02/2016:
Well done, Fran! Love Thai food!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/02/2016:
It's getting chilly by me too in the mornings. Not as much as by you though! I remember going to camp upstate NY...and yes...very cold already this time of year in the mornings.

Enjoy the Thai. I love Thai. You can order plenty of veggies usually and the sauces aren't sugary or heavy. Thai is generally way healthier.

You can bring veggies of your own to the BBQ you know...or even bring some veggies marinated for them to BBQ....i am going to a BBQ on Sunday and YES...gonna bring ample veggies. Picking them up on Saturday and will bring LOTS. and cutting them up and all myself - no prepackaged platters haha.

Duaa123. on 09/02/2016:
Thai food will be intersting .. have a good time

Puddles - Thursday Sep 01, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday good food and water a little low.

Today is grocery day and I still have to do the vacuuming in the house and all will be done. 

Tomorrow I am going out for lunch with my travel partner will have to be careful on my selection but know where we are going because I picked it.... lol always my easy way of keeping myself on track and it does not make any difference for that person since they do not have to be careful.

Had a hard time falling asleep last night but that happens once in a while nothing that I have to worry about because tonight I will probably sleep like a baby because last night was not restful.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/01/2016:
I have similar sleep patterns to you. I do enjoy those nights that i do sleep like a baby :)

many days without sleeping pills and life is slow these days...and work too slow...but it's having a positive effect on my sleep lately.

tell us more about your travel partner. describe him!

puddles on 09/01/2016:
He is old like me and he is retired.... lol

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/01/2016:

grannyannie on 09/01/2016:
Yes, do tell! LOL. Have a great day.

puddles on 09/01/2016:
I will post some pictures this Winter how about that. Now do not expect a chipandale well the older version of that.... lol

Duaa123. on 09/01/2016:
I like to reading books before sleeping becuase it make me fall in deep sleeping . Have a good times

Puddles - Wednesday Aug 31, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

All is good for my food and water intake.

Today will be a busy house day have to get my ass in motion and get some stuff done been putting it off now for about a week. 

My life is certainly picking up again it seems that it goes in stages slow then spins out of control then slows down again.  I will be busy this weekend Friday lunch out with my new friend, Saturday shopping with grand daughter for her birthday, Sunday her birthday party and Monday going to a cookout in a neighbouring town with my friend.  Will need to rest after those 4 busy day so that means I better my **** done today and over with. 

Wishing you all a great day.  Food for today unknow up to now will decide later.  I do have an idea of what it will be but not going to ponder it until I get hungry.


Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Diamond50 on 08/31/2016:
Sounds like some busy days ahead but days that are funfilled. I'm sure you will do fine food wise. You always seem to have a good handle on this. Oh yes .... Enjoy your lunch with your new friend.

Enjoy your day Fran.

puddles on 08/31/2016:
Thank you I will enjoy.. life is short.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/31/2016:
You remind me slightly of me...with life busy...and then wanting some days off...

good for you. I want a life like yours when i'm retired!

You are a cool gal.

puddles on 08/31/2016:
You make me laugh J. Cool gal. I think this all comes from my life experiences and not taking myself and what others do too seriously. It is also because I do not surround myself with negative vibes whether that be people or things. If you do a clean up around your life things are far easier to enjoy.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/31/2016:
I agree 100% about cleanup...especially from pure negative or things that purely do not HELP us in any way except for delaying more important decisions and thinking. Agreed Fran.

but one thing, i feel sometimes a little clutter is ok...like my best friend...i love her even with all her faults. i do enjoy her patience and everything despite how i used to complain. i need her in my life...so that kinda clutter...it stays for sure! :) good clutter....

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/31/2016:
you are a free spirit...a gal...i used it knowing you would laugh!

Duaa123. on 08/31/2016:
It sounds it will be busy but intersting days.. have a good day

Puddles - Tuesday Aug 30, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a great day for food and water.

Totally enjoyed my breakfast out with my brother and sister in law.  We went to a little restaurant on the side of a lake which is right down town but you would think that we are out in the wilderness.  Had breakfast on the terrace outside and talked and laughed all through breakfast.  It amazes me how much things we can dig up from our childhood that we had forgotten until the other one brings it up.   

Today I need to do some stuff inside because I have been slightly lazy in the past week or so. 

Food for the rest of the day is unknown right now since my belly is full and do not wish to think of food planning right now. 


Wishing you all a great afternoon.


Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/30/2016:
yeah, sometimes it's too much thinking about food all the time...once in a blue moon i also require a rest from it all...

glad you had an excellent breakfast with family. i love those :)

Duaa123. on 08/30/2016:
Ohhh it sounds really great times with ur sister and brother .chilhood memories is a nice memories to remmbered.

Puddles - Monday Aug 29, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a real good day for food and water.

Well my afternoon meeting for drinks with the travel partner went real well so it looks like I will be going to Puerto Vallarta for the Winter.  We are going to hang out together for the next months before we leave.  He leave one month before me and that is ok.  He goes for 5 months but I will be away for 3 months and a bit. 

This week is a busy week breakfast with brother and s-i-l on Tuesday.  Sept 2nd  Friday is my daughter in law's birthrday. Saturday I go shopping with grand daughter for her birthday gift and Sunday is her birthday party.  Hard to believe that she is already 8.  A lot of eating out this week so I will have to really manage the days in between these events.

Have to go out and get some vegetables again today.

Wishing you all a great day.



Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/29/2016:
Good morning, Puddy. So tell me, where did you meet Mr. Wonderful ? I wouldn't want some Gold Digger that found you on the Internet taking advantage of you.

puddles on 08/29/2016:
Don't worry Raven I have enough street smarts to handle this. Actually he is far better off then I am. It is only a travel partner for now. Who knows... life has to be enjoyed and if you risk nothing you get nothing in life.

Diamond50 on 08/29/2016:
Sounds like a busy week Fran. I know you'll still stay focused on healthy eating.

Glad your meeting went well and looking forward to hearing the updates! Happy Monday!

puddles on 08/29/2016:
You too have a great day and will keep you in the loop.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/29/2016:
Very cool that you'll have a companion and all is good with you both & that it should be the basis for a nice winter vacation! excellent news...that's SO COOL that you are enjoying your life like that - as you mentioned in your comment to OR! I am in TOTAL support!

Puddles - Sunday Aug 28, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day on the food side of my life.

Today I am meeting somebody for drinks in the afternoon to see if we would be compatible travel partners for this Winter.  Should be an interesting meeting.  I have been putting the word out that I would prefer to travel with somebody because it just makes it more fun and also somebody to do things with.  I spend enough time alone at home when I am back that Winter would be nice to share with somebody else.  While I am away I have no family there not like at home so it is really me, myself and I for 3 months.  I do skype the kids and last year they were down for a holiday but it still makes it a long stretch of aloneness.... don't think that is a word.  Well we will see how this meeting turns out.

My destination is Myrtle but his destination is Puerto Vallarta so we will see if and which of the two destination will win.

That is about all that is going on today.  Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/28/2016:
Go back to France and find a boyfriend there.

puddles on 08/28/2016:
I do enjoy European people but would like one closer to home base.

OhioRaven on 08/28/2016:
Or a Nudist Colony in Florida.

puddles on 08/28/2016:
I don't have to go that far there is a nudist colony close to my back yard here. But only in Summer time. Have decided to go to Puerto Vallarta for the Winter. We will be seeing each other for the next 3 months and work it out.

Diamond50 on 08/28/2016:
It all sounds exciting Fran travelling with a new companion. Keep us updated along the way!

puddles on 08/28/2016:
I will. Still 4 months away from departure end of Dec... I enjoy excitement in my life keeps me young and foolish.... lol

grannyannie on 08/29/2016:
Ohio, you are sooo helpful! I hope you find someone you'd enjoy being with for that long.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/29/2016:
Aloneness - Lonliness...

I can totally understand your desire for a travel partner. I know friends who have done the same as you actually. I wish you luck and keep us updated on the process of finding someone?

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