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OhioRaven - Wednesday Jul 03, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 178.0





1cSoup, 1cBeans

CottageCheese, pineapple

1/2 oz peanuts

Water gallon plus


Sang very well last night. Skipped the Beetjuice, sipped on straight lemon juice and sucked a couple anti acid tablets.

Have a Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 54 lbs lost so far, only -21 lbs to go!

supercheese on 07/03/2013:
Glad you had a good night! Let me know if there are any videos on youtube!

OhioRaven on 07/03/2013:
Not yet, Cheese, but I'm betting there will be after this weekend.

puddles on 07/03/2013:
Glad to see you have found the problem with your voice. You seem to be enjoying yourself. Have a great day.

Umpqua on 07/03/2013:
I keep reading that as Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Heh, have a good one.

Transformation on 07/03/2013:
I read it as Bettlejuice at first too Umpqua! Too funny! Glad your voice is better OhioRaven!

biscottibody59 on 07/03/2013:
Congrats on the scale moving down--woo-hoo!

V on 07/03/2013:
Hahaha beetlejuice :) Good news about getting your voice back! Have a good evening Ohio.

OhioRaven - Tuesday Jul 02, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 178.0


Beet Juice, Orange



1c beans, 1,1/2c kraut

Extra Orange, extra pickle, extra apple.

CottageCheese, pineapple

Water was a gallon plus


Rained after work. No bike ride. But I did manage to get my heart rate up for twenty minutes. Dress rehearsal tonight. We'll see how the pipes are. Watched the American Ninja last night and I'm sure I could see V, SuperCheese and some of you other hard bodies out there on the obstacle course. I would have to be the Granpa Ninja.

Y'all have a Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 54 lbs lost so far, only -21 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 07/02/2013:
Foods look stellar, I hope you have a fantastic day!

legcramps on 07/02/2013:
I've never heard of this American Ninja - what's it about?

hollybelle on 07/02/2013:
Nothing wrong with Grandpa Ninja! Have a good one!

supercheese on 07/02/2013:
Hey Mr. Raven! :) Wasnt american ninja awesome! HAHAHA NO...i dont think ill be up there one day. But, thanks for the thought! lol

V on 07/02/2013:
Hello Ohio!! Thanks or the shout out :) ANW is my fave show on the telly and one day perhaps I will try out! Have a great evening :)

OhioRaven - Monday Jul 01, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 178.0


McSalad, popcorn


BeetRoot juice, some chicken breast

Cottage cheese, pineapple

Coffee/Green Tea/water


Down another pound.

Mowed grass. It seems my vocal paralysis is actually caused by drinking my beet juice. "DANG" This weekend went just fine. But last night I couldn't hold my pitch. So I will be cutting it down and skipping on vocal days. Putting the bike in the back of the truck. It should rain most of the day. But I'll get a ride in on the bike path after work if I can.

Have a Happy, Healthy, July !

Progress as of today: 54 lbs lost so far, only -21 lbs to go!

V on 07/01/2013:
Sorry to hear about your vocal paralysis. I am sure your voice will be back to normal after a few days rest..Congrats on your loss Ohio, have a good one!

Umpqua on 07/01/2013:
That's too bad about your beet juice, can you do an alternate juice on singing days? Congrats on the loss!

OhioRaven - Sunday Jun 30, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 179.0



2c beans, 2c kraut, garden cuke.

CottageCheese, pineapple

Apple, peach, 2oz nuts,

Water was low

Weigh-in tomorrow.

I really don't have much to say today. No exercise,Nothing interesting to say or share with the group. Prayers :v)

Have a Happy, Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 53 lbs lost so far, only -20 lbs to go!

OhioRaven - Saturday Jun 29, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 179.0


An Orange (ran out of beets)



Frisch's salad and veg soup

Popcorn, CottageCheese, pineapple

2apples 2oranges, 3bags of minipopcorn, soybeans

Water 1/2 gallon


I stayed late, late at work gathering parts to fix our blast furnace. Had to wait on a truck that was very late. So I sat there and snacked. 1 bag, 2 bags, 3 bags of popcorn. 2 apples, 4 handfuls of soy nuts, a cucumber. Then when it was time to go home, Wifey's wanted to meet me at Frisches restaurant. I had a salad and a cup of soup on top of that. Thank goodness I can start all over again on a new healthy day.

Have a Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 53 lbs lost so far, only -20 lbs to go!

Tangalyn~ on 06/29/2013:
hope today is a great one for ya!

Umpqua on 06/29/2013:
You may have done some extra snacking, but it was all healthy stuff. Hope you enjoy your Saturday!

OhioRaven - Friday Jun 28, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 179.0


BeetRootJuice, Apple, Orange



1c soup,SweetPotato,GreenbeansFromTheGarden*Chech*


Water was a gallon

Prayers (food just seems to taste better :v)

Biked into work. 10 miles.

We are having a big scare here at work. I work at AK steel and Our Blast Furnace failed and has shut down. I work as a stores clerk. A job I love. I have 18 years of service at the company. The talk is it could take between a month and 4 months to make the repairs. There was immediate layoffs and people being shuffled around to other parts of the plant and made to work swing shifts. I pray for those who are, and I pray that I am not one of them. I've read lately about how routines help others maintain their healthy lifestyles. Well, I am certainly one of those. I don't do well on the night shifts. Hopefully maintenance can fix this in a hurry and everything can get back to normal. My spirit is always high, so I'm not going to let this worry me. I'll just make the best of what comes my way.

Have a Healthy Friday !

Progress as of today: 53 lbs lost so far, only -20 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/28/2013:
Bad news for people being sent away especially with so many people being unemployed right now in the states. A lot of people do not have 1 - 4 months of special funds for these kind of unexpected time off. Hope all will turn out good for you. Take care Raven.

Umpqua on 06/28/2013:
I hope they can take care of the issue quickly and it won't affect you or too many of your co-workers. Good attitude though, Ohio!

legcramps on 06/28/2013:
Oh no! I hope they can make the repairs soon so that people can get back to their jobs and routines! I hear you about being thrown off routine and how much harder it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You did great today, biking 10 miles! Awesome!

V on 06/28/2013:
Praying for you and your co workers during this ordeal..Keep your head up friend!! Hope you have a fun filled weekend Ohio :)

OhioRaven - Thursday Jun 27, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 179.0


An Orange



1c Beans, chicken tender

CottageCheese, pineapple

2Apples, extra pickle

Water was over 1 gallon


Storm knocked out power and tried to knock me off my routine. No bike ride today. Worked overtime.

Have a Healthy, Great, Awesome Day !

Progress as of today: 53 lbs lost so far, only -20 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 06/27/2013:
That sucks that you lost power, I hate when unforeseen circumstances affect your workouts schedule!

Umpqua on 06/27/2013:
I hope you keep power today, have a good one!

legcramps on 06/27/2013:
Hey OR! We've had some power outages around here too, and they're pretty frustrating! Glad it didn't totally knock you off your routine though! Have a healthy, great, awesome day yourself :)

puddles on 06/27/2013:
I guess it was your turn to get the storm. Still very muggy here. Thank God for AC. You will get back to your bike ride soon. Have a great evening Raven.

hollybelle on 06/27/2013:
Storms were bad here yesterday, too. Staying in some kind of routine is key for me. This year I have had trouble even getting in a routine, much less staying in one! But it will happen. I am chipping away at it.

OhioRaven - Wednesday Jun 26, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 179.0





1c soup, 1c beans

CottageCheese, pineapple

Water was way over a gallon


Rode around 14 miles. Overtime today so I might not get a ride in.

Have a Healthy One Everybody !

Progress as of today: 53 lbs lost so far, only -20 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/26/2013:
You have really turned it around. 14 miles of biking - real good. Have a great day Raven and I am so proud of your progress keep it up.

Umpqua on 06/26/2013:
Good work on the riding!

skinnygrlwithin on 06/26/2013:
You do such a consistently amazing job!! Keep it up...and go you on the 14 mile bike ride... I forgot what a great workout it was.

michgal on 06/26/2013:
14 miles of biking!! wow!! :)

V on 06/26/2013:
Awesome job with your bike ride!! Have a good evening Ohio!

OhioRaven - Tuesday Jun 25, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 179.0


Orange, tomato

Salad, minipopcorn, pickle

Beans, a little soup, SweetPotato

CottageCheese, pineapple

Apple, pickle, soy beans

Water was a gallon plus


Mowed the lawn.

Y'all Have a Healthy Day Today !

Progress as of today: 53 lbs lost so far, only -20 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/25/2013:
RYC, I'm glad you have found the culprit. I wonder what's causing it? Hopefully there are some diet adjustments you can make to get rid of it. Have a good one!

puddles on 06/25/2013:
Your doing real good Raven - 179 you must feel good. You are going above and beyond your expectations. Have a great week.

hollybelle on 06/26/2013:
Read yesterday's post. Glad mentioned oottage Cheese. I thought of a sald I make in the summer when the tomatos get good around here with cottage cheese, onions, real bacon bits (only 1- 2 T) and supposed to have chopped green peppers, but I can't eat them, so.....

OhioRaven - Monday Jun 24, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 179.0


an Orange

1c soup, 1c Lentil stew

CottageCheese, pineapple

1pickle, Apple,

Water and coffee


No need to change my numbers today. My weight is 179Lbs. Right on the nose again this week.

I don't think Beetroot juice has anything to do with my phlemmy throat. But I DO think dairy is responsible. SO, a little less cream in my coffee, less cheese in the salad, and the cottage cheese portions are going to be smaller.

Have a Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 53 lbs lost so far, only -20 lbs to go!

Tangalyn~ on 06/24/2013:
hope the voice betters! have a great day!!

V on 06/24/2013:
Good Morning! Hope your throat issues are resolved with your adjustments to the dairy products..Have a healthy day as well Ohio!

Umpqua on 06/24/2013:
I hope cutting back on the dairy helps you. Maybe the acidity of the pineapple is bothering you too? I hope you get it resolved!

sailingeagle on 06/24/2013:
Hey, Raven! Hope you're feeling better soon! Have a terrific week! :0)

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