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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.

OhioRaven - Friday Aug 07, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning. 2001 cals, 102 h2o, No exercise. I went over by one stinkin' calorie. I'll have to cut out one of my sugar free jello's. That 5 points. I'll enter tomorrow s post from some diner, somewhere. I'm smuggling in a small can of beans to eat with some eggs in the morning. I'll keep you all informed on how I am doing. I'll post all my adventures for the next few days. Have a Healthy Day.

puddles on 08/07/2015:
Enjoy your trip Raven. Have a great day.

thinkpositive on 08/07/2015:
Look forward to your report from the road.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/07/2015:
lol I def wouldn't worry about the 1 calorie...lol, all your worrying has probably burned that calorie off! hehehe...

beans are good. so healthy. I should eat them more but always stayed away bc I felt like they were high calories but really not. good fiber. just not a lot of protein.

OhioRaven - Thursday Aug 06, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning. 1958 cals, 102 h2o, 5 mile bike ride. As far as my trip to the South is concerned, I'm leaving Saturday morning. I've packed miniature cans of beans to eat with my eggs in the morning. I've also packed bags of 100 calorie popcorn. Other than that I'll be looking for salads anywhere I can find them, and Wendy's. Have a Healthy Day.

puddles on 08/06/2015:
Good morning Raven. You seem to be putting good efforts in planning this out and in the long run that will help a lot. The right mindset right off the start puts you on the good path to keeping your routine as clean as you can. Good thinking. Have a great day Raven. Enjoy your trip.

grannyannie on 08/06/2015:
Good planning. Have a great trip!

thinkpositive on 08/06/2015:
Have a great trip.

OhioRaven - Wednesday Aug 05, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning. 1991 cals, 102 h2o, Some push mowing. My FitBit said I hit all my marks. 12000 steps, over 5 miles, over 2000 cals burned, over an hour of Activity. Nothing much else to report. I can see my feet in the shower now. Have a Healthy Day Everyone.

grannyannie on 08/05/2015:
Well done! Seeing your feet is a good thing. :D

puddles on 08/05/2015:
Good morning Raven. Congrats on all your achievements and especially on being able to see your feet in the shower. lol How little things make us happy. Have a great day and keep it up Raven you doing real good. Enjoy your holiday coming up.

biscottibody59 on 08/05/2015:
Yes--weight loss isn't always what makes the boat float:-) Good for you!

hollybelle on 08/05/2015:
Woo-hoo! Great job OR!

OhioRaven - Tuesday Aug 04, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning DD Buddies. Yesterday's totals were; 1996 cals, 102 h2o, No exercise. I left my FitBit at home and found myself walking in the warehouse just for the heck of it. I was hungry MOST all the day. Snacking on Pickles and sauerkraut. It's good to see some new faces here. I like reading the posts. It keeps me motivated throughout the day. Hope everyone has a good day. Have a Healthy Day.

grannyannie on 08/04/2015:
You're doing great. I have some very hungry days as well.

puddles on 08/04/2015:
Good morning Raven. You being hungry could be because of your low calorie day on Sunday. You will be better day. Your choices to fill yourself up was a good choice at least you did not go for the bad stuff. Have a great day Raven. I am picking up my tickets for my trip today. Looking forward to getting away.

thinkpositive on 08/04/2015:
Good for you to eat picl;es & saurerkrout when you were hungry.

OhioRaven - Monday Aug 03, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2000)
Weight: 186.0

GoodMorning. 186 Lbs this morning. 969 cals, low on water.2 bottles, lots of coffee and tea though. 11 mile bike ride and push mowing. I was going to run some, but that would be Over-doing it. Down another pound with vacation staring at me this weekend. I'll be playing in Southern Georgia and Northern Florida for a few days or more. I'll try to stay away from the buffets. Hope everyone is good. Have a Healthy Day.

puddles on 08/03/2015:
Congrat Raven. Your doing good. Hope you have a good holiday - I am picking up my tickets this weeks also for my holiday. Yes eating on holiday can be a problem but I know you will do the best you can with that challenge. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 08/03/2015:
Congrats. You're doing great! Have a lovely holiday!

biscottibody59 on 08/03/2015:

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