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OhioRaven - Wednesday Jul 08, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2500)
Weight: 192.0

GoodMorning. 1937 cals, 102 h2o, 5 mile bike ride, push mowed and trimmed for about an hour. Got my flat fixed. Visited my friend in ICU. She is doing Much Better now. Went on a different part of the bike trail. Didn't like it. I found a setting on my calorie app that says I've been Averaging 2067 calories for the last 30 days. I like that. A change I've made here lately is eatinging Greek yogurt instead of a banana on my 1st break at work. I swear my skin looks better since I've made the switch. That's about it. Hope everyone is good. Have a Healthy Day.

hollybelle on 07/08/2015:
Bike Trail - did you say Bike Trail? Is it the Little Miami Trail? I have ALWAYS wanted to come and ride that thing! Good work, OR! Good observations and good day!

ohioraven on 07/08/2015:
Well, yes. You're half right. This is the trail along the GREAT Miami river. But it connects to the little Miami. I've rode along both.

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
Good job! I especially like riding on nice smooth bike trails which we are getting more of all the time. :)

museumgirl on 07/08/2015:
Glad to see you are making such great progress! Enjoy the biking.

Umpqua on 07/08/2015:
Nice work on the exercise, and Greek yogurt is full of probiotics and so good for you. Well done.

puddles on 07/08/2015:
Good afternoon Raven Great job on all calories, bike, food choices you are doing great.

thinkpositive on 07/08/2015:
Lawn mowing + bike ride- nice job.

OhioRaven - Tuesday Jul 07, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2500)
Weight: 192.0

GoodMorning. 1946 cals, 102 h2o, No exercise. Did good on the food, but when I got to the bike path I found my front tire flat. I was still a little leg sore from the 5k yesterday so I didn't want to run just then. I just went home early and got ready for the night. Today I go to see one of the Sweetest little old ladies I've ever met. She is in the hospital and not doing very well. She is all prayed up and ready if and when her time comes. Don't mean to get anyone down. She is just amazing, that's all. Have a Healthy Day.

puddles on 07/07/2015:
You did good Raven the cals are good. Very nice of you to visit the old ladies. Wishing you a great day.

grannyannie on 07/07/2015:
Annoying to get a flat isn't it? Have a lovely day.

Umpqua on 07/07/2015:
I hope you have a nice visit and you're doing really well!

biscottibody59 on 07/07/2015:
Another flat--darn! Hope you had a nice visit with your friend!

OhioRaven - Monday Jul 06, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2500)
Weight: 192.0

GoodMorning, 192 Lbs again this morning. Wo-hoo ! There were too many high calorie days and "no exercise" days this week. I'm really glad I didn't gain anything. Yesterday was 1488 cals, 54 oz of h2o, ran a 5K, biked 5 miles and push mowed. My version of a Triathlon. Swallowed 2 bugs on the bike path. High protein, Low Trans-Fat. Have a Healthy Day.

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
Well done!!

grannyannie on 07/06/2015:
I swallowed one bug on a recent bike ride and my mouth is now firmly shut when I ride!

Umpqua on 07/06/2015:
Maintenance is its very own battle, so well done! If we all went on the bug diet we would probably all be achieving our goals :)

puddles on 07/06/2015:
Good morning Raven. Enjoyed the part of the high protein bug. lol. You maintained well that is also part of the learning curve. Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/06/2015:
nice!!!!!!!!! those bugs must've done you good :) maybe they helped you get back to 192!!!!!!! nice job!

hollybelle on 07/06/2015:
Too funny! Seriously well done! Quite a triathalon, indeed! Go OR!

OhioRaven - Sunday Jul 05, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2500)
Weight: 192.0

GoodMorning, 2388 cals, 34 oz h2o, No exercise. I survived all the picnic food from yesterday except one hamburger party with mustard. I just KNOW it was carrying 1 gram of Trans-Fat. I might get some running in today. We will see. Weigh in tomorrow.I'll get to see if I can drill a new belt hole or have to wait another week. Probably another week. Hope everyone is doing good. HAVE A HEALTHY DAY.

puddles on 07/05/2015:
Good Morning Raven. Keep a positive thought and tomorrow will be good. Summer is a hard season to get through without the picnics and the BBQs and the celebrations. Have a great day today.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/05/2015:
Nice job. BBQ's and picnics can be hard if there's no healthy food to choose. It's good if there's a mix - then you can eat healthy and indulge in something else too - like you did - def nothing wrong with enjoying a hamburger! Sounds like you did great! You are doing very well and you make me eager to be successful too in my endeavors.

Actually, I made sure this weekend would turn out right, without a glitch, and it has. I planned for relaxation and weightloss. And that is what i'm doing! It's working. And I kept my resolve and determination to eat less calories, but stay above a fasting range, at least 1200 (for I am a woman and I see this is what I can manage without feeling torn about restricting myself so much). I feel good about the 1200 bc I know that it's the amount recommended to us women to lose weight. It's helping me get on track. and actually, I was eating a little bit more than 1200 these couple days, but close. and i'm proud of myself, very proud, for seeing and making the right choice this weekend. It shows that when you hold your resolve, keep that mental focus, you WILL achieve your goals.

A long time ago, around ages 20-25th bday for me, I was able to maintain my weight EXTREMELY well. it was a low weight. Always under 115 - nice and lean for sure. I think I had more resolve. And also I was challenged more in my work and had more freedom but still structure in my life. I know I can do it again.

Just like you are - sorry to rant about me.

but it's true - we get where we want to be only by allowing ourselves to get there. Only we are in the way of our own goals. It is always up to us - up to you - to make the choice to eat the right things / right amount for you to maintain whatever body you want. It's human to not always be perfect, but it's also human to make up our minds that we want the change. That we aren't going to be needlessly afraid to change. To gain weight back every time we reach a weight loss goal. so, my friend, keep inspiring us. because the truth is, it's up to us to not let life or other factors / people in life to hold us back.

If we want to be lean and look a certain way, the only thing we need is a determination and focused mindset. And to ACT on it. That's the truth. That's how people get what they want. You are doing it!!! Just remember these things, which you do, and which I am even rediscovering as I write about this and enjoy the beautiful 3-day weekend! (well, now I've made it 4 days - beach day tomorrow!)

OhioRaven - Saturday Jul 04, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2500)
Weight: 192.0

GoodMorning. 2477 cals, 102 h2o, No Exercise. I'm just glad I could stay under my 2500 calorie limit. Some days are much better than others. Going to a couple events today. I'll try to stay away from the fried Trans-Fat. Have a Healthy Day, Everyone.

puddles on 07/04/2015:
Good morning Raven. That is how it rolls some good some bad and some so so days. Its not always about the destination but our journey on this road that teaches us. Happy 4th of July and I know you will make the good choices this weekend.

ohioraven on 07/04/2015:
Thanks, Puddy. Only 1 Trans-Fat hamburger party so far. But I'm struggling.

hollybelle on 07/04/2015:
Ah, we gotta eat some good food and enjoy ourselves - a little on the holidays, but it's good to draw a line in the sand at some point. I'm gonna draw my line tomorrow! :-)

OhioRaven - Friday Jul 03, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2500)
Weight: 192.0

GoodMorning, 2275 cals, 102 oz h2o, 5 mile bike ride. I've been wanting to tell you guys that my belt has slowly been moving into new holes. I'm currently on the last hole. And that one is Getting loose. I'm going to drill a new hole in the belt after I get down to the 180's. A small goal for me. Well, that's about it. Hope everyone is doing good. Have a Healthy Day.

hollybelle on 07/03/2015:
Awesome, OR! I am kind of struggling with my clothes being too big - can pin pants over and wear blouses outside the slacks, but all slacks are too long and drag - I am hesitant to get new. I got rid of most of my old smaller clothes a while ago. I still don't fit into the smaller ones I kept (the better ones). So...it's a dilemma!

puddles on 07/03/2015:
Good Morning Raven. Nice to be able to see changes in clothes and belts. Your doing real good. Have a great day.

Umpqua on 07/03/2015:
Very nice measure of your progress, Ohio. Keep up the great work!

OhioRaven - Thursday Jul 02, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2500)
Weight: 192.0

GoodMorning. 1798 cals, 102 h2o, 5 mile bike ride. Talked the gang into Wendy's instead of the buffet. That was a victory I can live with. Have a Healthy Day.

puddles on 07/02/2015:
Good morning Raven. Great for you convincing the gang to stay away from the buffet. Wishing you a great day.

hollybelle on 07/02/2015:
Yay for Wendy's instead of Buffet! Yay for 5 mi on the bike! Wonderful!

OhioRaven - Wednesday Jul 01, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2500)
Weight: 192.0

GoodMorning. 2000 cals on the dot . 102 oz h2o, 10 mile bike ride. On the road tonight. Going to try and convince the guys to stay away from the buffet. Have a Healthy Day.

Umpqua on 07/01/2015:
You too, Raven!

puddles on 07/01/2015:
Hi Raven WOW 10 miles you trying to make up for the other day. Your doing good. Have a great day.

ohioraven on 07/02/2015:
No, really Puddy, I just had extra ME time and that is what i wanted to spend it on.

GottaDoIt on 07/01/2015:
10 miles!!

hollybelle on 07/01/2015:
Good deal on 10 miles. Your weather must be better. We have more rain now. I will get on my bike very soon!

OhioRaven - Tuesday Jun 30, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2500)
Weight: 192.0

GoodMorning. 2413 cals, (UGH !), 102 h2o, No exercise. I can't think of any DD circumstances to tell you about. Have a Healthy Day.

puddles on 06/30/2015:
Good morning Raven. Your water is so good and I sure which I could do the same. You are doing good. Wishing you a great day.

Umpqua on 06/30/2015:
Take care, Raven, I hope today is better for you.

biscottibody59 on 06/30/2015:
Congrats on your loss!

Oh no the heartbreak of no DD circumstances--haha!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/01/2015:
Don't worry OR! It's not really that high a calorie count in the scheme of things and will not affect you overall...just keep doing what you do well now!...keep being positive and try to keep being consistent. You do it well now!

OhioRaven - Monday Jun 29, 2015
(Clean eating. Calories under 2500)
Weight: 192.0

GoodMorning ! 192 Lbs today. 1479 calls, 51 h2O, 5k run. I didn't go to the picnic. My face is skinnier, my arms are skinnier, my legs are skinnier. My belly is still big. Looking forward to the week ahead. Have a Healthy Day.

puddles on 06/29/2015:
Congrats Raven Proud of you. Off to my breakfast with brother. Will post later. Wishing you a great day and a great week.

Umpqua on 06/29/2015:
Awesome work on the run and calories, Ohio!

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