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OhioRaven - Friday Oct 16, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 181.0

GoodMorning. 1790 in / 2105 out. 3L h2o. 4.2 miles. I only feel my knee pain every once in a Great while. I might take smaller steps on it this winter. Have a Healthy Day.

thinkpositive on 10/16/2015:
Hope you are pain free soon.

Umpqua on 10/16/2015:
That's good news that the knee is feeling better!

grannyannie on 10/16/2015:
Hope your knee gets better!

OhioRaven - Thursday Oct 15, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 181.0

GoodMorning. 2129 in / 2168 out. 3L h2o, 4.8 miles. It's cold this morning. Not too good for warehouse walking. But on the other hand, the stairclimber is in a nice warm room. Have a Healthy Day.

grannyannie on 10/15/2015:
Have a good warm workout!

Umpqua on 10/15/2015:
Enjoy the stairclimber and take it easy on your knees!

thinkpositive on 10/16/2015:
Take it easy.

OhioRaven - Wednesday Oct 14, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 181.0

GoodMorning. 2129 in / 2525 out, 3L h2o, 8.1 miles. A lot of walking yesterday. Have a Healthy Day.

grannyannie on 10/14/2015:
Good morning, OR! Good job. :)

puddles on 10/14/2015:
Good morning Raven You had a good day of water and exercise. Keep it up. Have a great day.

Umpqua on 10/14/2015:
Nice work and that stuffing is a slippery slope. I know because I made some for my guest over the weekend and it's sitting in the fridge calling my name. I've avoided it so far and it will probably go in freezer tonight!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/14/2015:
8 miles is awesome. Several years ago, while still living on Long Island, I would actually drive into Queens and do a long walk. It would be about 8 miles. And if I did it, that was my day! It would be weekends, i'd sometimes bring some food with me...and it was so beautiful because i'd walk along a greenway alongside a parkway...but that's not the beautiful part lol - I would have the view of the city, the Throgs Neck Bridge, and a beautiful marina.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/14/2015:
Oh, and I can understand how the holiday season, particularly Thanksgiving, may make you nervous or anxious or however you want to say it..

I have definitely felt out of control in the past during these get-togethers. It seems that my family now (and maybe also in the past) always did have healthy food to chose from. I think i'm better and not binging earlier in the day before now. I am better and watching myself, so I can enjoy a holiday meal. And also I know that if I do indulge, maybe it doesn't have to be as extreme, so then I won't feel bad about it in the following days.

Remember to take it day by day. Prepare some healthy food to bring if where you are eating doesn't have it. Bring healthy veggie side dishes. Do what you need to if you need to, in order to enjoy the meal.

thinkpositive on 10/14/2015:
Wow!!8.1 miles is a lot of walking! Good job!

biscottibody59 on 10/14/2015:
I forgot to mention in other post to you, do a little wt trng with the quads, hammies and calves and you'll probably see a difference fairly quickly! Wt trng done right is very good insurance:-)

Good to see your calories are up some!

OhioRaven - Tuesday Oct 13, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 181.0

GoodMorning. First I want to apologize for not responding to your posts. Even though I'm still reading them. I understand the concept that we are all here for each other. Hence the apology. I usually have a half hour in the morning before **** starts hitting my fan. My doctor called yesterday and said my blood work was not just good, but Great. He said keep doing what your doing. So thanks to you all I'm staying right here. I know Puddy just celebrated Canadian ThanksGiving and survived it. And now she keeps rolling along in her lifestyle. But our holiday is about a month away and here is where my wheels fell off my wagon last year. And it scares me a little. Not Alot, but it scares me. It's like giving an ex alcoholic a drink. I used the stair climber yesterday and wouldn't you know it my same knee started acting up after just a 200 foot climb. So I'm off the stairs for a while longer and doing more warehouse walking. The kitten in the box is doing good. The mother is back and we're leaving it milk and cat food. I'm glad I got those things off my chest. Thanks for being there to listen to me. I gotta go. **** is starting to hit my fan. Have a Healthy Day. 1975 in / 2328 out. 2L h2o. 6.1 miles.

puddles on 10/13/2015:
Good morning Raven. This year Raven you are aware and have the experience of the previous year with Thanksgiving so you have more knowledge and you will be aware because of your fear. You will do fine this holiday. The key is get back to your routine the day after. Have a great day.;

Umpqua on 10/13/2015:
I figured you were busy and not ignoring us Ohio :) That's great news on your bloodwork and the kitty and its mama!

So, what exactly happened last year? Was there a certain trigger food at Turkey Day that set a bad pattern in motion (like potatoes or other darn carbs?) I know it's a whole lot of temptation all at once and then the rest of the holiday gatherings begin. Stay with us and you will make it through without damage!

ohioraven on 10/13/2015:
I think it was the stuffing.

biscottibody59 on 10/13/2015:
Thanks for the stepper info!

When I decided to start jogging years ago--I don't do it now but not because of knee pain--I wt trained my legs beforehand for a few weeks.

I recall you have jogged/run pretty recently and I always marveled that you could just go out there with no previous training.

Aging and muscle loss just happens, and it takes much more effort/preparedness to keep from injuring ourselves.

I think of it a bit like that old Fram filter commercial, "Pay me now, or pay me later!"

Just my unsolicited 2cents:-)

ohioraven on 10/14/2015:
Thanks, Biscuit :v)

OhioRaven - Monday Oct 12, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 181.0

GoodMorning. 1600 in / 1796 out. 2 bottles of water. 1.7 miles. I ate one hotdog and some beans at the cookout. I'm the same weight as last week. 181. I'm thinking this weight might be my new normal. Have a Healthy Day.

puddles on 10/12/2015:
Good morning Raven. If you feel comfortable at this then you are the one that knows. You can start working on the maintenance of your new normal. Have a great week Raven.

Umpqua on 10/12/2015:
Nice work, Ohio!

thinkpositive on 10/13/2015:
Agree with Puddles.

OhioRaven - Sunday Oct 11, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 181.0

GoodMorning. 1255 in / 2057 out . 2 bottles of water, 3.7 miles. Church picnic tonight. Weigh-in tomorrow. Have a Healthy Day.

grannyannie on 10/11/2015:
Well done, OR! Have a lovely Sunday.

hollybelle on 10/11/2015:
church picnic! That sounds as dangerous to waistline as family bonfire (which I went to yesterday!). Well gotta live once in awhile. Hope you had a good time!

OhioRaven - Saturday Oct 10, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 181.0

GoodMorning. 2124 calories in / 2244 out. 102 h2o, 5.6 miles. I can seem to stay under 2000 calories. It's a small challenge for me. Kitten Update: Some others opened the box and said its alive. neither me or any of my co-workers have seen the mother. All milk and cat food left there remains untouched. Have a Healthy Weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/10/2015:
Aww, I guess the cat is sick?

Sometimes a week of higher calories (but still within reason, not overdoing, can be a good change. Maybe for a week, let yourself have the higher calories and enjoy what you are eating. Give yourself a little break for a week. Then maybe it will be easier to go back to under 2,000. You are pretty active, so I don't see how it could be a problem to eat over 2,000 for a week or 5 days or something...keep up the good work.

Drinking water should also help with weight loss. When I was home at my parent's house, I actually found it easier to drink more, not sure why lol.

grannyannie on 10/10/2015:
2,000 is okay for a man I think. Nice workout.

OhioRaven - Friday Oct 09, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 181.0

GoodMorning. 2025 in/l / 2347 out. 102 h2o. 6.5 miles. My knee is okay. I'm gonna Keep it that way and stay off the stairs. Besides I'm getting a lot of walking in at work. There is a kitten in one of the many boxes in our warehouse crying incessantly for its mother. Hope she comes back soon. Have a Healthy Day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/09/2015:
awww, I hope you give the kitten some food? don't let the poor baby starve?? ...

You are doing great OR. I am glad you are taking good care of your knee. and it's great you are continuing to get physical activity in despite everything. Keep taking care of yourself.

grannyannie on 10/09/2015:
Glad your knee is okay. Good job on the exercise.

thinkpositive on 10/09/2015:
Resting your knee is a good idea!

OhioRaven - Thursday Oct 08, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 181.0

GoodAfternoon. Sorry for the late post. 2129 In / 2277 Out. 102 h2o, 5.8 miles. Stayed off the stairclimber yesterday. Probably stay off today too. My knee doesn't hurt, but... I know Something is going on down there. Smuggling PopCorn later tonight. Have a Healthy Day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/08/2015:
you are smart to take extra good care of yourself...you'll be much better off in the end!

OhioRaven - Wednesday Oct 07, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 181.0

GoodMorning. 2129 in/ 2643 out. 102 h2o. 8.1 miles, 800 foot climb. After stair climbing Yesterday my left knee hurt. I can still feel a little something going on in my knee so I'll be careful with it today. Have a Healthy Day.

Umpqua on 10/07/2015:
Take it easy on your knees, that's one of the spots where my RA acts up. Have a good one!

puddles on 10/07/2015:
Good morning Raven. Take care of your knees I know about injuring knees and it is always a long time to heal them. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 10/08/2015:
Be careful of that knee. Have you tried any knee strengthening exercises? Might help.

ohioraven on 10/08/2015:
I don't know any...yet.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/08/2015:
Please be careful with your knee...if anything and if it doesn't get better, I hope you run to the doctor! however, I do hope that if you rest if and care for it a bit, it will feel better. maybe you were doing a lot more stairclimbing than usual? Maybe ice your knee at the end of each day when you go home for like 10 min. Have a healthy day to you too!

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