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OhioRaven - Monday Aug 17, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning. 979 cals, some water (2bottles), 5 mile bike ride AND push mowing. Weight is up 1 pound. I'm hoping this will take care of itself with the increase of my regular exercise. It was good to back to the bike path. Hope everyone is doing good. Have a Healthy Day.

grannyannie on 08/17/2015:
Could be fluid gain. Sounds like you are doing great.

thinkpositive on 08/17/2015:
I'm thinking it will come off by the end of the week.

OhioRaven - Sunday Aug 16, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning. 1698 cals,no water, some push mowing. I finally got a good calorie burn from push mowing yesterday. It's good to see new people signing on to the DD. Weigh-in tomorrow. Have a Healthy Day.

grannyannie on 08/16/2015:
Push mowing sounds like a great workout to me! Have a great day.

thinkpositive on 08/16/2015:
Good on the calorie count. Always easier to stay on track in our own environment.

puddles on 08/17/2015:
Good luck with the weigh-in today Raven and have a great week.

OhioRaven - Saturday Aug 15, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning. 2064 cals, no water no exercise. Hey it's good to be back home again. A little too much PopCorn on the road. Going to cut grass today at the church and at home. I'm itching to get back on the bike path too. Weigh-in on Monday. Have a Healthy Day.

grannyannie on 08/15/2015:
Welcome back home.

ohioraven on 08/15/2015:
Thanks, Annie.

thinkpositive on 08/15/2015:
It's always nice to be home. hard to exercise on the road.

ohioraven on 08/15/2015:
Yep, my FitBit said I ate more calories than I had burned all week. I'm afraid the scale might go up this Monday. But we'll see.

biscottibody59 on 08/15/2015:
I've been through a few popcorn phases. Just driving burns a lot of calories, so you may have a surprising:-) weigh-in!


ohioraven on 08/15/2015:
Hope your right biscuit. Cutting lots of grass today and hoping to run tomorrow.

OhioRaven - Friday Aug 14, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning.1983 cals, no water no exercise. On the Road Again. Headed back to Germantown Ohio. I've made many new friends, Dodged a bunch of PotLuck meals, and collected lots of Smiles. Hope everyone is doing good. Have a Healthy Day.

grannyannie on 08/14/2015:
You did great avoiding all the tempting meals! Have a good trip back.

thinkpositive on 08/14/2015:
Good job of avoiding the potlucks. Hope your trip back is a pleasant one.

Umpqua on 08/14/2015:
I'm happy to hear you had a nice trip!

OhioRaven - Thursday Aug 13, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning. 1974 cals, no water, no exercise. According to my FitBit. I'm eating more calories than I'm burning. I'm going to try a little more walking today. I've seen a couple of bike trails down here. (DANG) If only I would have known ahead of time. I played in a Smokey little bar in Lake City Forida last night. (Country music) Tonight will be my last night down here. South Jacksonville tonight then headed home in the morning. I got the boots yesterday from Mr. BigWheel. I put some insoles in them and wore them the rest of the day. But after visiting his store it seems more of a Stephen King place. Pop Merrill and the Emporium Galorium in "The Sun Dog" or Mr. Gaunt in "Needful Things". Hope everyone is having a Healthy Day.

puddles on 08/13/2015:
Good morning Raven. Your holiday is almost over did you take only one week. Anyway enjoy your last days. Have a great day. You have been doing real good.

Umpqua on 08/13/2015:
That store sounds pretty cool. Safe return travels to you!

ohioraven on 08/13/2015:
Thanks guys. I DO like an adventure.

hollybelle on 08/13/2015:
Oh, Needful Things! Love that book! Glad you got the boots. Enjoy!

OhioRaven - Wednesday Aug 12, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning. 1823 cals, no water, no exercise. Second night in Jacksonville. Travelled some to Live Oak Florida. Visited the Osceola Forest, some civil war battlefield memorial(I forget the name) , and passed by lots of prisons and work farms. When I got to Live Oak I had my usual Wendy's and while I was there I found a small thrift shop called Big Wheels. I found a great pair of slightly used Tony Lama boots that fit me Perfectly. The store owner, I call him Mr. BigWheel, didn't know how to haggle. He said he wanted $50. I said 40, he said 50. I said, I'll go as high as 45. "$50" he replied. I told him I'll keep him in mind and left the store. There is nothing on my schedule for today. I'm contacting some nursing homes in the area to see if the activities director could use me. Hope everyone is doing good. Gonna get up out of here and head back to Live Oak. I'm taking Mr. BigWheel $50. Have a Healthy Day.

puddles on 08/12/2015:
Good morning Raven. Maybe Mr. BigWheel will now say $60 when he sees you coming back in. lol Looks like you are enjoying your holiday. You seem to be coping real well with the food. Have a great day. Keep safe.

grannyannie on 08/12/2015:
Sounds like a good trip. I'm pretty good at haggling.

Umpqua on 08/12/2015:
Glad to hear you're having some fun and LOL at Mr. BigWheel, I wish I could be so firm about that stuff!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/12/2015:
HI OH RAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I had to read back to understand your entries. I have been busy lately and not even delving into much more than tracking calories & exercise in my entries these days! I was like "did he quit his job!?"

So...nice job eating your salads and enjoying your vacation time. All your entries below look good with all that physical activity like "PUSH MOWING!!" haha you won't see me doing that anytime soon! good for you, that's great exercise. I love pickles too. They are good if you've been sweating a lot...got some sodium to them. and sauerkraut is good for the digestive system...I think it has probiotics!? I know it's fermented...

hollybelle on 08/13/2015:
It sounds like you are working quite a bit on vacation, OR! I love Thrift Shops - my girlfriends and I drove an hour and a half to go to some great ones in Louisville about a month ago. I always haggle a little, if I can. Did you get the boots from Mr BW? Husband's cousin is musician - jazz and big band mainly - he plays jax with some folks in Cincinnati on a pretty regular basis. He goes to FL and plays with some folks to have a "paid" vacation, too. Makes me wish my piano lessons had been more successful!

hollybelle on 08/13/2015:
OOPsI meant SAX not JAX!

OhioRaven - Tuesday Aug 11, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning. 1863 cals, no water no exercise. I don't know what is going on with this Florida heat. It's not even really that hot...94 I think they said today. It's my first night in Jacksonville. I pulled into a local McDonald's to get my 2 salads. There is a Sheriff standing in the parking lot looking in the direction of what appears to be a hobo camp. There was a nest of them (hobos, homeless, misguided wandering young people, etc.), sitting on a mattress, next to a train yard. I didn't see anything going on until one hobo took off his backpack and slammed it into the dusty ground. And that was it. I went inside, ordered my salads and noticed a small group of unkept looking teens huddled in a booth loudly talking something about He said/She said. I took a seat by the window facing the hobo camp. By this time the sheriff was sitting in his car. while I was eating I thought the teens inside might be from the railroad hobo camp. No. When they left they went in an opposite direction to the back of a truck stop. Where some others were waiting for them. It seems there may have been a small hobo turf war skirmish or something. One group was the Railroad Tribe, and the other group was the TruckStop Tribe. In my view, the Truck Stop group clearly seized the day. They split a small soda pop six ways, and had air conditioning for an hour, while the Railroad gang slammed their own backpack into the dust of a hot Jacksonville train yard. The music was good last night. I'm back in Jacksonville again tonight. Maybe a different McDonald's. Have a Healthy Day.

Umpqua on 08/11/2015:
It's nice to read about your travels! It sounds like you're doing well keeping eating in check while on the road, well done. I hope you're having fun!

thinkpositive on 08/11/2015:
Love your description!! Hobos- didn't know they still exist! A new breed of young wanderers ( most likely & unfortunately drugs are part of the scene.) The sheriffs are probably telling them to move on to another city. Enjoy the road trip. Keep the stories coming.

puddles on 08/11/2015:
Good afternoon Raven. Definitely an educational road trip. Your doing real good with your food. Enjoy your day and your adventures. lol

grannyannie on 08/11/2015:
Yes, I'd try a different McD's! I lived in Jax as a kid way back in the early 60's.

ohioraven on 08/11/2015:
You probably wouldn't recognize it today, Annie.

biscottibody59 on 08/11/2015:
Be careful out there!:-)

OhioRaven - Monday Aug 10, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning, 1930 cals, no h2o, No exercise. Ocala, Florida. In a crowded Wendy's restaurant, an employee and a customer were about to come to blows about service or some crap. It didn't happen but lots of shouting and finger pointing. The police were called. A real tense moment. The customers...Everyone... stopped what they were doing and watched. The management didn't do much to diffuse the situation. In my opinion, we as customers sometimes expect too much from some young kids, or even mentally challenged adults who barely make $8 an hour IF that. I'm sorry but if I was that Wendy's worker I would have mopped the floor with that customer and been on CNN news. The music was good. I'm making lots of new friends and contacts. Have a Healthy Day.

puddles on 08/10/2015:
Good Morning Raven. Well an exciting morning for you. You are so close my favorite home town St. Petes. Owned there for almost 20 yrs and it really felt like home. Glad you are doing good. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 08/10/2015:
Exciting day! Good calories and glad you are enjoying meeting new people.

mistyrose on 08/10/2015:
Hopefully no one was physically hurt but words can hurt too.

OhioRaven - Sunday Aug 09, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning. 1811 cals, no water, no exercise. Valdosta, Georgia was Great. Friendly people. I was on stage with some very talented people. One Gal was a singer-song writer for Rhonda Vincent. I later found out she grew up in my area and knows some of the same people and bands that i know. (Small world ) I stayed under 2000 calories for the day by being true to Wendy's and my 100 calorie bags of popcorn. As I write this I'm having scrambled eggs and a very small can of beans I smuggled into McDonald's. Hope everyone is good. Have a Healthy Day.

thinkpositive on 08/09/2015:
Wow! Quite an experience. You are super committed to staying on track ! Very impressed. BTW what are you doing on stage?

ohioraven on 08/09/2015:
BlueGrass and Country.

grannyannie on 08/09/2015:
Well done! You're doing great. Sounds like a lot of fun!

puddles on 08/09/2015:
Real good Raven. You are staying on track the best you can. Glad to hear you are enjoying yourself. Nice to be away from the normal routine of life. Have a great day and keep it up.

biscottibody59 on 08/09/2015:
Sounds good!

Mistyrose on 08/10/2015:
Good going staying on track.

OhioRaven - Saturday Aug 08, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning. 2102 cals, low water, 5 mile bike ride. I'm near Kennesaw, Georgia at McDonald's eating 2 salads with chicken breasts, and I smuggled in a bag of PopCorn. Hope everyone is good. Have a Healthy Day.

puddles on 08/08/2015:
Good Choice Raven. Your going to get real good a smuggling stuff into restaurants after this trip. Have a great day.

thinkpositive on 08/08/2015:
Hey as long as you are a customer, no one should complain. Happy travels.

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