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OhioRaven - Monday Oct 17, 2016
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 192.0

Good morning. Up another pound from last week. I'm feeling tired and run down lately. It might be the changing of the season. I might need to make another Florida/Georgia vacation. Have a Healthy week.

puddles on 10/17/2016:
Maybe you need to get away for a little while and add some spice to your life. Fall is always a little harder to adjust to I find as compared to when Summer rolls around. Keep at it Raven stay on your journey to healthy eating.

hollybelle on 10/17/2016:
The change of the season may be taking it's toll in the way of allergies - even if you aren't having typical allergy symptoms. I couldn't understand why I was so sluggish the first couple of weeks after I quit work. After all, I had all the time I had been dreaming of and still I didn't feel energetic. It passed, finally, but I still feel tired quite a few days. Part of it is because I have increased my activity level and part of it is pollen and mold. My allergies are worse in the Fall, usually. Hang in there. Push through as much as you can. You get quite a bit of exercise at the warehouse, right? Keep at it and I hope you can work in another vacation soon.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/17/2016:
Yeah maybe you need to get down to the warm weather for a vaca or break the monotony? Or maybe you just need some days off at home to rest? Like a staycation? It seems you are thinking about what you need to do in order to feel better based on what you wrote above you are thinking of a vacation. I have realized with my own self that when I am run down, usually some time at home is what I personally need.

Alone time at home or just on my own, I KNOW, is my personal way of recharging. Once I am recharged, I feel once again ready to get together with friends and get out more…that’s my balance. Also I know that EVERYONE has their own specific needs and way to go about recharging.

I think it comes in cycles. Don’t feel like you always need to be feeling “top of the world.” Let yourself rest if this is what is required? Let yourself go on a vaca if this is what works for you. I know you will be feeling better soon.

OhioRaven - Monday Oct 10, 2016
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning. I weigh the same as last week. Nothing new has been going on with me. I'm not exercising at all now. I've put my bike in the shed for the winter. I'll keep my diet healthy and check in. Next Monday. Have a Healthy week.

thinkpositive on 10/10/2016:
Have a good week,

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/11/2016:
Are you ok? taking a break from exercise?

puddles on 10/11/2016:
Good to hear from you. Good that you are keeping your healthy eating in check. Have a great week Raven.

grannyannie on 10/11/2016:
Hey, you didn't gain so that's a good thing.

hollybelle on 10/11/2016:
Hi OR - I guess we will both get our bikes out next year. Although I may squeeze a ride or two into the next couple of weeks or on vacation. You are maintaining - that's a good thing. Have a good week.

OhioRaven - Monday Oct 03, 2016
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning. I weigh the same as last week. Keeping my diet and water good. However; I'm not getting any exercise. Just the walks in the warehouse. Hope everyone is good. Have a Healthy Day.

hollybelle on 10/03/2016:
Everyone needs some time off - are you just too busy to exercise or is something else getting in the way? Either way - hang in there - you didn't gain - and get back to what you want to do as soon as you can.

puddles on 10/03/2016:
Good to see you post Raven. Not gaining to me is success. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 10/03/2016:
Yep, not gaining is a good thing!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/04/2016:
Walking in the warehouse is exercise and it's good...keep on keeping on. I am also working on lowering my weight and calories. Still working on it - been trying to get back since mid-September i think...little bit of a struggle here but this month i should really be able to rock it if i want to!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/07/2016:

OhioRaven on 10/10/2016:
Awwwwwwe, thank you.

OhioRaven - Monday Sep 26, 2016
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 189.0

Bad morning. 2 pounds heavier this week. That's what I get for staying away from our website for too long. Have a Healthy Day.

grannyannie on 09/26/2016:
Sorry OR. You'll get back on track.

hollybelle on 09/26/2016:
So, there you are! Hope you are feeling better and get on the right road to lose those 2 lbs! 2 lbs is not tragic - but - the buck stops here! :-)

puddles on 09/26/2016:
Better days ahead Raven. The site does keep us on track. Have a great week.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/26/2016:
But good days to come...and if you had a salty meal, it could be bloating. remember, we have the power to change everything we wish to :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/29/2016:
Hello OR! I hope you are doing good! Missing you!

Donkey on 10/01/2016:
Keep fighting the good fight - you can do it!

OhioRaven - Monday Sep 19, 2016
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 189.0

Good morning. Small victory. I lost the 2 pounds I gained from the previous week. I guess I really have to watch my portion control. Even if it's healthy food, too much is too much. I'll try to watch it in the future. My cough is from allergies. I took the six pink pills the doctor prescribed and the cough has eased up quite a bit. I'm kinda too tired for any exercise. Funny thing, my voice has developed a deep rich baritone since I've got my allergies. It should be gone soon. Have a Healthy Day.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2016:
But veggies...you can still have quite a bit of them! but you are right, it's easy to even indulge on healthy food. i do agree of course that weight can still be gained.

Congrats on the loss. I'm now working once again on losing a pound or two. I'm def on my way, doing the right things for the rest of this month and next till my trip on 10/20-10/24 with the cowboys in Texas ;)

Sorry about your cough but it's good you are doing the right thing. I can't exercise while sick, it ALWAYS makes me sicker.

Feel better soon - I'm sure the allergy season will go by quickly. We are already almost done with September.! It went so fast!

puddles on 09/19/2016:
Congrats Raven. I had no doubts that you would get back down. Make sure to take care of yourself and get rid of that cough. Have a great day.

hollybelle on 09/19/2016:
Glad you are feeling better! When I have a bad cough from allergies I usually develop a deep rich baritone, too! Ha-ha! Unfortunately I can also develop pneumonia-I'm glad you took the meds.

grannyannie on 09/19/2016:
Well done on the loss. Coughs are so annoying when they stick around. Hope it goes away soon.

Duaa123. on 09/19/2016:
Cong for lose 2 pound .. hope u improve .. take care

happy-1 on 09/19/2016:
Yay! Congrats!

hollybelle on 09/21/2016:
Hi - Hope you are continuing to feel better, OR. Hang in there, dude!

Donkey on 09/24/2016:
Love that raspy baritone voice that comes from a cold/allergies!!! When that happens, I have to remind people that "I'm a lady, not a dude."

Sadly, it all comes down to portion control, ultimately. YOU CAN DO IT!

OhioRaven - Friday Sep 16, 2016
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning. The Dr. Said take theses 6 pills and you should be better. I asked if they were antibiotics and he said yes. I said I wanted something less invasive to the flora in my gut. He said you could try to fight this on your own and it could develope into pneumonia. I took the 6 pills. I don't feel any better this morning. Worse if anything. Now I have to replace the good enzymes in my gut with plenty of yogurt, Sauerkraut and Pickles. Have a Healthy Day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/16/2016:
Don't worry about your gut too much. I've been taking antibiotics for like a year for acne...must get off it.

And yes, at least you get to have tasty yogurt / sauerkraut & pickles (i like probiotic foods too)

puddles on 09/16/2016:
Sure hope you will be feeling better soon and that you will be back to your old self again. Have a great day Raven.

hollybelle on 09/16/2016:
Hope you feel better soon OR! At least you get to eat kraut! I love it! Yogurt isn't too bad, either. I like vanilla or maple Brown Cow Cream Top brand and I put fruit in it.

grannyannie on 09/16/2016:
Awww...sorry. Take the drugs and I hope you feel better soon.

OhioRaven - Thursday Sep 15, 2016
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 191.0

 Good morning. Too busy for any exercise lately. And I'm feeling a little chest congestion with my cough. Something is definitely going around at work. Everyone there is coughing. So I got a Dr. appointment for today. I was pretty good at the Salad bar yesterday. Thanks to you guys. Have a Healthy Day.

grannyannie on 09/15/2016:
Good morning! Take it easy if you're getting sick. Too much exercise makes it harder to get better - I know, I've made the mistake of working out anyway.

puddles on 09/15/2016:
Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well and happy to hear that you did good at the salad bar yesterday. Take care and let us know what the DR. says. Have a great day Raven.

hollybelle on 09/15/2016:
Sorry you are feeling bad. Fall allergies are bad here. That may be why I am a little sluggish, myself. Hang in there. Better days ahead.

OhioRaven - Wednesday Sep 14, 2016
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 191.0

 Good morning. Good food, good water, no exercise. A little "coughy" this morning. Might be allergies or something. I will try to be a good boy at the Salad bar tonight. Have a Healthy Day.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/14/2016:
Ugh....everyone at my office is coughing. Me included. Another dry cough. I have a guy that sits opposite me...i really do think i may have gotten it from him. He was VERY sick. I don't have it like that thankfully. ...

Yes...be a good boy...luckily i'm so impressed at some restaurants with their quality of veggie offerings - even diners do a nice job lately!!!

I am in Queens, NY...so the selection i would presume is better than most cities.

grannyannie on 09/14/2016:
Good job! Hope your cough isn't the beginning of a cold. My allergies sometimes make me cough as well.

puddles on 09/14/2016:
Hope it is only allergies and nothing else more serious. Take care and behave at the salad bar tonight. Enjoy your day Raven.

OhioRaven - Tuesday Sep 13, 2016
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning. Yesterday I cut back on my scoop of peanut butter, Olive oil, and popcorn. Just trying for smaller portions. I got my 5 mile bike ride in after work and push mowed for almost hours. It was almost hard dark. Have a Healthy Day.

grannyannie on 09/13/2016:
Well done. Keep it up!

puddles on 09/13/2016:
Good morning Raven. Good job on cutting back and on your exercise. Have a great day.

hollybelle on 09/13/2016:
Good job! To fill up at end of smaller meals this time of year watermelon is good. Or any melon. I also use cucumbers and low cal Italian dressing. Its easy to make your own dressing using the dry packets of seasoning and less oil and more water/vinegar - play with the portions of the ingredients.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/13/2016:
that mix sounds tasty....yeah, its all about portions for me too, mine sometimes getting way too big...except for SF jello...sugar free stuff i don't really limit! lol

im71 on 09/13/2016:
Nice choices and good on the exercise! Great job! have a great day!

OhioRaven - Monday Sep 12, 2016
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 191.0

Bad morning. Up2 Lbs. I gotta try and turn this around. No exercise lately, but tonight definitely push mowing and cycling. And I'm gonna cut back on ? ? ? Have a Healthy Day.

puddles on 09/12/2016:
Good morning Raven. You were expecting this so now you know and you will turn it around. Easy to fall back into our old habits. It is a constant job to keep ourselves in check with food. Wishing you a healthy week Raven.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2016:
Remember Raven, this weight thing is something we both have to work on always. It's something EVERYONE works on. I even know some thin people that have to watch it...or they'll blow up too.

It's hard, but you know it's worth it. Weightloss is more based on what we ingest than exercise we do. Although both are important!

Maybe more of your veggies...remember, you can roast them too...

You are doing great. :-D Don't worry too much.

hollybelle on 09/12/2016:
Two pounds is just a flux. You can turn it around. If you can't think of what to cut back on - maybe it is your lower exercise. It's very hard to be perfect. Keep striving for consistence and moderation as much as you can! You are really doing well over all!

im71 on 09/12/2016:
Good Morning O R, Maybe the 2 lbs are fluid retention from salty foods? Drink lots of water today and that may flush any sodium out plus curb appetite. I know you'll get back down. Have a great day!

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