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OhioRaven - Wednesday Aug 07, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0

Prayers 1egg+1bread+1cSoup+1/4cBeans Orange, Apple (no juice, running late) SaladMinipopcornPickle YogurtWheatGermFlaxSeedsunflowerSeedWalnutsBerriesHoney 3c greenbeans, 2 tomatoes CottageCheesePineapple Over 1GallonWater Over 15mile bike ride

Yesterday was way too busy to try and find a calorie counter for my soup. I'll keep trying till I get it and let you all know. Church supper tonight. I'll try to be good. (Halo) I found a good "Before" picture of me that I'll try to post some other day. It is really disgusting. Hope everyone is good.

Have a Great, Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -27 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/07/2013:
Good job on the long bike ride. Have an awesome day, Ohio!

Umpqua on 08/07/2013:
You are killing it with the bike rides, great work!

OhioRaven on 08/07/2013:
Thanks, Ump. At first I was just going to ride to and from work. Now I'm paying bills after work too. Gotta say, " I hate the city traffic and the smell of the first sewer. But I am big time careful and street smart. Take care.

skinnygrlwithin on 08/07/2013:
With regards to the before picture... I used to have a goal picture (me in college) that I kept posted on the fridge... perhaps you could use your before picture in the same fashion to always keep you motivated.

OhioRaven on 08/07/2013:
I'm pretty sure my before picture will keep me disgusted. Yep ! I get your point.

V on 08/07/2013:
Hope you had a good day Ohio :)

OhioRaven - Tuesday Aug 06, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0

Prayers 1egg+1bread+1cSoup+1/2cBeans Beetlejuice,Orange, 2chicken tenders SaladMinipopcornPickle YogurtWheatGermFlaxSeedsunflowerSeedWalnutsBerriesHoney 1oz almonds, SweetPotato, 1c soup, 1c beans Pickle, apple, popcorn CottageCheesePineapple GallonofWater 15 mile Bike Ride

Mornin' everybody. It was a hungry day for me yesterday. Does anyone know a good website or calculator to use when I want to figure out how many calories in something, like my soup. Lots of ingredients but I'm kinda lost on adding 5 tomatoes in a pot and consuming it over 7 days. How many calories per 1cup of this soup...see what I mean ? Hope everyone is good.

Have a Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -27 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/06/2013:
I use MyFitnessPal and have for years, I love it. You can plug in your recipe and the number of servings you get from it and it will calculate calories, etc. Lots of common recipes are already in their database too.

legcramps on 08/06/2013:
I use myfitnesspal as well, and I find it really handy. You have to make sure the foods you enter have their calorie counts and nutritional info entered correctly, but it's a super useful tool and free to use once you sign up!

hollybelle on 08/06/2013:
You could also check out a recipe site like allrecipes.com, look for a similar recipe and seeing what the calories are in that. The Nutritional values are posted on the recipes there most of the time. When I don't KNOW the exact cals I usually will look up similar items on MFP or calorieking.com and take a poll of similar items and guesstimate it. I'd say I am usually not that far off.

biscottibody59 on 08/06/2013:
I used to have a recipe calculator program--I'll look it up and see if it's still available to download, it was very usable at the time--several years ago.

If you know the ingredients, you can input the recipe in recipezaar.com (food.com) (free/must be a member) and it will come up with a nutritional info label with everything.

Let us know what you finally use.

Have a good p.m.:-)

V on 08/06/2013:
Hey Ohio!! Looks like you already have great suggestions so I am sure you will be fine..RYC Pizza really has a bad rap and if you make it at home with fresh produce and the leanest meats you would be fine,and yes as long as you make them in single serving portions(one tortilla) all is well..

Also a rule of thumb that I have used before and after weight loss thanks to Chalene Johnson is "Treat your kitchen like a restaurant, once dinner is served, the kitchen is closed" Makes sense when you put it like that right?? Have a good evening :)

OhioRaven - Monday Aug 05, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0

Prayers 1egg+1bread+1cSoup+1/4cBeans Strawberries,almonds,apple McSalad Water,coffee Talked myself into mowing the lawn. Had a Great weekend. Now I am exhausted. The shows were great. The weather was great. The pay was not so great, but it was fun. Woke up to a scale that read 172. I'm kinda stunned by this, I thought I would be creeping back up by now. I'm just gonna keep living this lifestyle and take what the good Lord gives me. Sorry I haven't read/responded to posts. But I'll do that now. Happy CivicDay to all the Canadians ! Take Care. Have a Healthy Monday.

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -27 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/05/2013:
Excellent job on maintenance and I'm glad your shows went well!

grannyannie on 08/05/2013:
Well done! Glad the shows were good. Enjoy your day!

hollybelle on 08/05/2013:
Wonderful news about the weigh in. I think you may be "adjusting" to your new weight and it doesn't seem as thin as it used to, Funny isn't it - but your attitude is great - keep on living healthy and take what the Lord gives us! Yeah!

V on 08/05/2013:
Sounds like you had a good weekend :) Keep up the fantastic job Ohio! Hope you had a good day.

OhioRaven - Sunday Aug 04, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0

Prayers 1egg+1bread+1cSoup+1/4cBeans (no juice) Orange SaladMinipopcornPickle YogurtWheatGermFlaxSeedsunflowerSeedWalnutsBerriesHoney 1c BeanStew, ChickBreast, Apple Pickle, tomatoes CottageCheesePineapple GallonofWater Have a Healthy Sunday !

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -27 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/04/2013:
Have a great Sunday!

OhioRaven - Saturday Aug 03, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0

Prayers 1egg+1bread+1cSoup+1/4cBeans 2tomatoes, BigPickle SaladMinipopcornPickle YogurtWheatGermFlaxSeedsunflowerSeedWalnutsBerriesHoney Apple,Orange,BigPickle 1,1/2c soup, 1c BeanStew GallonOfWater CottageCheesePineapple 11mileBikeRide 3 big shows this weekend, Outdoors,weather is perfect. My throat hasn't seen a beet in a couple days and rehearsals have been spot on. One of my co-workers thinks she recently got food poisoning (e-coli) from eating a salad at LongHorn Steakhouse. Out of the 5 in their party, 3 had salads and only those 3 got sick. Let's all Have a Healthy Weekend !

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -27 lbs to go!

V on 08/03/2013:
Good luck with your shows this weekend Ohio! Earlier this week I heard about an outbreak of e-coli from bagged salads too..I hope your coworker feels better.. Have a great weekend!

hollybelle on 08/03/2013:
Yikes on e-coli!! Hope she's feeling better. Good news on the voice vs beets - who woulda known!! Interesting. Have great shows and keep on keeping on for the health of it!

grannyannie on 08/03/2013:
Good job on the bike ride. E-coli is a dangerous one to get! My husband has convinced me that salad bars are definitely a no go as cold food is bad for breeding bacteria. Hot food okay, but not cold. Every time I got sick in Uganda it was when I had given in and had a salad.

michgal on 08/03/2013:
there is a salad non e-coli breakout:


OhioRaven on 08/03/2013:
Thanks, Mich !

biscottibody59 on 08/03/2013:
Sounds like a full weekend!

OhioRaven - Friday Aug 02, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0



BeetrootJuice Orange, apple

Chicken tender




1oz peanuts, bag of popcorn (It was the only thing worth eating at the Honky Tonk)

2tomatoes, CottageCheesePineapple


No exercise :v(

Ya'll Have a Happy, Healthy Friday !

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -27 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/02/2013:
Have a joyful Friday, Ohio!

legcramps on 08/02/2013:
Have a great weekend, OR.

Umpqua on 08/02/2013:
Enjoy your weekend!

V on 08/02/2013:
So to answer your question I buy fresh produce for my shakes and freeze them so I cut my bananas in half before I store them..Have a great weekend Ohio :)

V on 08/02/2013:
P.S. I do this to substitute the frozen fruit for ice cubes so my bfast won't be watered down if that makes any sense..

OhioRaven on 08/02/2013:
I really thought you couldn't/shouldn't freeze bananas or they would go bad somehow. Thanks for the tip.

OhioRaven - Thursday Aug 01, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0



(no juice, Dang ! ) orange, apple

1chicken tender



2chicken Tenders

SaladMinipopcornPickle, 1c beans



No exercise :v(

Have a Healthy Day, Everyone !

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -27 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/01/2013:
Very healthy menu, Ohio! Enjoy your day.

hollybelle on 08/01/2013:
Happy August 1!

Umpqua on 08/01/2013:
If you're ever feeling adventurous, check out the Quorn "chick'n nuggets." Look and taste like chicken tenders for way less calories and fat. My boys like em better than regular chicken tenders!

V on 08/01/2013:
Hello Ohio! Hope your day was a good one as well..

OhioRaven - Wednesday Jul 31, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0



(No Beetlejuice yesterday), Orange, apple



2c Bean stew, apple


Only a 6 mile ride after work yesterday, but I'll take what I can get. Sorry I might not have seen or responded to everyone's post yesterday. Busy day for the end of the month.

Have a Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -27 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/31/2013:
Good morning, Ohio! 6 mile ride is good. Have a great day.

Umpqua on 07/31/2013:
Great work on getting a ride in during a busy time!

legcramps on 07/31/2013:
A bike ride during a busy work week is definitely a milestone OR!!! Way to go!

OhioRaven - Tuesday Jul 30, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0






Apple, 1c soup,

3c Bean Stew

CottageCheesePineapple Gallon of Water

7mile bike ride yesterday. Couldn't ride into work so I hit some of the path afterwards.

Ya'll Have A Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -27 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/30/2013:
Good for your bike ride. I rested!! Have a good one!

grannyannie on 07/30/2013:
Good job on the ride! Have a good day, Ohio.

skinnygrlwithin on 07/30/2013:
What a great bike ride!! I really wish I had some of that enthusiasm because I really could ride to work.

Umpqua on 07/30/2013:
Yeah on the bike ride!!

biscottibody59 on 07/30/2013:
Hope your day is going your way!

V on 07/30/2013:
You are doing a wonderful job plugging away at the miles bike riding! RYC I am so disappointed that Brent Steffinson didn't make it to Vegas this year :( ..He is my fave Ninja Warrior, just hoping Flip makes it..There is alot of newbies that are doing a stellar job but I can't help but to root on the guys whom I followed for years..

Have a great evening Ohio :)

horn_of_plenty on 07/30/2013:
GREAT foods. in some ways, I think I may start to incorporate more sugary things into my diet, maybe some agave...today I could have used it, I needed sugar so badly!

OhioRaven - Monday Jul 29, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0




Chicken breast, soup, strawberrys


Water was Low again :v(

Mowed the Lawn, tilled the garden. Planted more zucchini, cucumbers, beans and beets. Turnips later this week.

Happy Monday. Let's make it a Healthy one.

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -27 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/29/2013:
Yes, a healthy Monday! Good exercise yesterday - good vegetables, too. I love beets and turnips. Root vegetables - good for the Fall!!!

skinnygrlwithin on 07/29/2013:
It sounds like your garden is really coming along!!! Ours is getting there... our tomatoes have been green for quite some time now, and our first attempt at beets was unfortunately a failure.

biscottibody59 on 07/29/2013:
It's okay to announce YOUR ONE-POUND LOSS!!!

OhioRaven on 07/29/2013:
Oh, Hey, Biscuit. Thanks for noticing. Ha-ha. I can't sneak one by you.

Umpqua on 07/29/2013:
Your garden sounds incredible, I'm hoping next year will be the one when I can have a real veggie garden. Enjoy!

V on 07/29/2013:
Congrats on your loss Ohio! Sounds like your garden is thriving :) have a good evening..

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