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OhioRaven - Monday Aug 12, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0


1,1/2c soup

Peanuts, strawberrys, cabbage



Mowed the grass, tilled the garden

Water was low. Green tea and coffee.

I'm still amazed at my weight maintenance. Exactly 172Lbs. Again this morning. You guys get a lot of credit. But I helped a little along the way too. Hope you guys have a great day. I've got more gardening to do today.

Have a Healthy Day !

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

hollybelle on 08/12/2013:
We support you, but YOU get all the credit you choose what you eat and when and how you move your body! But thanks for thinking of us! :-) Get that gardening done. If your weather's dry I am envious!

OArecovery on 08/12/2013:
Well done on the maintenance- that is awesome!!

legcramps on 08/12/2013:
Do you have a large garden? I remember seeing a picture of your garden, or part of it - but I don't remember how big it is. Anyways, sounds like you put a lot of work into it, and i'm a little envious. I wish I wanted a garden! But with the way my yardwork has gone for the past couple of weeks, i'm happy enough with a few pots of pepper, peas, and tomatoes!

Umpqua on 08/12/2013:
Excellent work on the maintenance and I LOVE green tea!

V on 08/12/2013:
Great job maintaining Ohio I am proud of your stick to it attitude! Have a great evening!!

P.S. I am super excited to see ANW tonight!

OhioRaven - Sunday Aug 11, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0


1egg+1c Oats&Groats+1/4cBeans



Orange, 2Apples, 1oz peanuts, minipopcorn

4c fresh homemade soup (Regret)


H20 not quite a gallon but close


Weigh-in tomorrow and I've been eating like I'm off my chain. I feel like I need to reign this in before it becomes a habit. Hope everyone is good.

Have a Happy, Healthy Sunday !

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

hollybelle on 08/11/2013:
Your increase in activity/exercise is likely the root of your increased appetite. Burn more - need more.....I can tell the biggest difference when I ride my bike as opposed to not. Just make sure you eat good stuff and it will even out. You are hydrating well, so that's good, too!

OhioRaven - Saturday Aug 10, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0

Dear Diary, Said my morning prayers. (The Lord always gives me so much more than I ever ask for.) 1can of soup (Yuck !), 1egg, 1bread, 1/4c beans 2tomatoes SaladMinipopcornPickle YogurtWheatGermFlaxSeedsunflowerSeedWalnutsBerriesHoney Apple Got off work, time for my challenge. Comfy shoes (Check) Shorts, Tshirt, Sweaty hat, Sunglasses (Check) EarPlugs, MP3's of Cool Power Songs (Check) Stretch a few muscles, turn on Fitness GPS...Here we go... I started out with too big of a stride but tucked it back in right away. (Thanks SkinnyGirl) Lungs were good, tunes were good, pace was excellent. I didn't check my GPS progress until about 3 miles into it. That's when I saw the other bridge. At about 4 miles I started to have some doubts, but I had you guys in the back of my head cheering me on, (really). The bridge wasn't seeming to be getting any closer. I thought, "how can this thing be so close and so far away at the same time". I had to keep my eyes down and stare at my shadow as I ran so I wouldn't see the damn thing. Muscles in the front of my thighs and my butt were starting to hurt. I told myself I was going to push on through this. I listened to every note on my next song, and then passed through the shadow of the bridge. I stopped running and took a few weird walking steps. This RunDownChallenge was NOT easy, but it was worth doing. Now I think I can run in one of these mini marathons or 5k's for a good cause. (Thanks, GrannieAnnie) Finished my diet for the day at the restaurant where my daughter works. Had a salad, some watermelon, Chicken soup without noodles and at night I had CottageCheesePineapple.


Have a Healthy Weekend !

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

hollybelle on 08/10/2013:
That is so WONDERFUL! I am so happy for you! Do I understand you correctly - you ran the whole way?? Good deal-either way.

OhioRaven on 08/10/2013:
Thanks, Holly. Yep! I ran the Whole way.

OhioRaven - Friday Aug 09, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0

Good Mornin' Prayers 3c greenbeans(I'm outta soup),+1egg+1bread+1/4cBeans, Orange, Apple, Pickles SaladMinipopcornPickle YogurtWheatGermFlaxSeedsunflowerSeedWalnutsBerriesHoney SaladMinipopcornPickle Peanuts,popcorn (at the HonkyTonk) CottageCheesePineapple GallonofWater No exercise, plenty of excuses. Rain,overtime...

It looks like this Today is my DD RunDownChallenge, right after work. About 3 oclock. I'll try to jog as far as I can, for as long as I can. It will be on a bike path along the great Miami river. From one river bridge to the other is about 5 miles. I Seriously doubt I'll make it that far but I'm shooting for 1mile. Wish me luck.

Have a Healthy Day !

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

V on 08/09/2013:
Good luck with your rundownchallenge, go Ohio,go!!! Have a good day :)

skinnygrlwithin on 08/09/2013:
I think you'll do fantastic!!! Remember, whenever you start to get tired just swing your arms harder... it's amazing how much longer you can run if you just keep your arms going... and remember, go at your own pace... don't let other people's pace influence you. Do what you're comfortable with! GOOOODDD LUCK!!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/09/2013:
yum...i loved those pickled foods too....:-D there's something special about pickled foods...all that salt and vinegar is no good but i do love it too! prayers!

OhioRaven on 08/09/2013:
Thanks, Hop. And there is almost zero calories in these big giant Dills and they fill me up.

hollybelle on 08/09/2013:
Oh, great goal to run like that! It is 3:20 now so I assume you are doing this! Way to go!

OhioRaven - Thursday Aug 08, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 172.0

Prayers 1egg+1bread+1cSoup+1/4cBeans No juice (now I'm just being lazy) Apple, 1ozPeanuts, BigPickle SaladMinipopcornPickle YogurtWheatGermFlaxSeedsunflowerSeedWalnutsBerriesHoney Pickle, 3 tomatoes (ChurchSupper) = 1/2 chicken breast, 2c squash dish, 1c green beans, 1/4c SweetPotato, 1c watermelon. 1gallonWater No exercise :v(

Tried tracking my calories yesterday and I just can't do it. I tried the fitness apps and checked on the websites. It just overwhelms me. Thank you guys for suggesting some ways to do it. This place is great for that. I'm pretty sure I know what to do. Eat when I'm hungry. Seems to work for me. Tried posting a picture on here but it doesn't want to upload to the server. I'll probably put it on face book later. I AM going to take a day in the near future and at a starting point on one of my many bike paths, start jogging to see how far I can get...a mile would be great. After reading GrannieAnnie's posts about her running it's got me Gigged up. I think I'll call it the DD Run.This run WILL happen. I guess this is my mini challenge to keep things shaking on the DD website, so stay tuned. Have a Healthy Day !

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

grannyannie on 08/08/2013:
You are losing without counting calories so you must be doing something right. Just keep it up! :)

Umpqua on 08/08/2013:
I agree with Annie, if you are able to lose/maintain without counting calories then that is fantastic! For me, I know how I should be eating and how much without tracking. However, if I don't track I start adding little extras here and there and that's a big no-no for me. So the logging is more of a way to keep myself in check. Good luck with your mini challenge!

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!

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