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OhioRaven - Tuesday May 14, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 183.0

Morning/afternoon everyone. Back from VA. Working at the church painting.



1;1/2c beans

Grapefruit, 1/2 can of nuts, 2 pickles.

2 bottles of water


Love you all...yes you too Graindart.

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only -16 lbs to go!

Puddles on 05/14/2013:
Welcome back. Glad you had a safe trip. Have a great day.

hollybelle on 05/14/2013:
Painting is good exercise. Now on the grapefruit and pickles - I would have had such heartburn! Ha-ha!

V on 05/14/2013:
Good to hear ya made it back safe..Good evening!

OhioRaven - Monday May 13, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 183.0

Good morning !

Lost 2Lbs last week. Still don't know if I've leveled off yet. I really thought I would gain some back this week.



1,1/2c beans

An apple, an Orange, some mixed nuts.

Water was low.


Have a healthy, great day !

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only -16 lbs to go!

Puddles on 05/13/2013:
Congrats - Amazing. Sure would love to loose as fast as you are. Keep up the good work.

thenewMLE on 05/13/2013:
Glad you are still on the ball!!! Keep up the good work!

SummerAndBeyond on 05/13/2013:
Your stats are amazing!! You're incredible!

grannyannie on 05/13/2013:
Well done, Ohio! Have an awesome week.

V on 05/13/2013:
Have a good one Ohio!

hollybelle on 05/13/2013:
2 more lbs gone - great!!

OhioRaven - Sunday May 12, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 185.0

Hello from Wytheville, Va. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL YOU MOTHERS ! ! !



SweetPotato, WildGarlicSoup

2pickles, bag of cheese popcorn, 1/2 bag of trail mix (raisins,peanuts,almonds,seeds) 2apples, 1banana

Water was a cup at McDs and 2 bottles.


Have a Healthy Day.

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only -14 lbs to go!

Puddles on 05/12/2013:
Thank you Raven for the wishes. Have a great day. Take care while you are away.

OhioRaven - Saturday May 11, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 185.0




2c soup, egg, slice of cheese, garlic mustard

3 bananas, 2 apples, 2 handfuls of trail mix.

I'm off work for a week. Headed for Virginia.

Everyone Have a Great Healthy Day.

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only -14 lbs to go!

Puddles on 05/11/2013:
Have a nice time in Virginia. Keep safe.

IndependentEm93 on 05/11/2013:
Have a great trip!

nunnermack on 05/11/2013:
Just catching up with you after some time. You are doing super!!! And dandelions!! It's been awhile since I've had those. Had dandelion wine once. Very bizarre. Where in VA are you heading? One of my favorite states. Love the history and the country. You enjoy your trip and drive safely!!!

OhioRaven - Friday May 10, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 185.0

Dear Diary. Yesterday I ate; 2egg+1bread+1cSoup+1/4cBeans



(churchSupper) some chicken breast, zucchiniPasta(PuddyWouldLoveThis), some VeggieTray, an Apple, and a little tangerine thing.

1c soup.

Water exactly a gallon


Mowed the lawn. In the garden, put in some garlic.

That's about it. I Love logging on here and posting every day. I don't write on everyone's home page, but I wish I had the time to. Thank you all for being there.

Have a Wonderful, Happy, and Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only -14 lbs to go!

Puddles on 05/10/2013:
You should give me your recipe for the Zucchini Pasta. Love to get new ideas. Your doing real good with your food and water.

grannyannie on 05/10/2013:
Doing well, Ohio!

skinnygrlwithin on 05/10/2013:
I agree... it's definitely one of my favorite parts of the day getting a chance to come on here.

Good for you on the garden work, that's what I have in store for next weekend... lots of transplants, lawn mowing, and flower planting!

biscottibody59 on 05/10/2013:
Have a great weekend!

IndependentEm93 on 05/10/2013:
Have a great day!

V on 05/10/2013:
Hope you had an awesome day Ohio!!

OhioRaven - Thursday May 09, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 185.0

Thank you to everyone for wishing me well on my little road trip. I didn't eat too badly. I did pack some snacks. I have to make the trip again this Saturday morning.


Banana, SunflowerSeedsCranberriesBrazilnut(put these in a bag and made my own trail mix.)

Mcsalad (used the free card)

3apples, 3bigPickles, 2grapefruit, 2minipopcorns.

1c soup

Water...What water ?!? 1glass and a 16oz bottle.


Have a Healthy Day.

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only -14 lbs to go!

Puddles on 05/09/2013:
Congrats I knew you could do it. Have a great day Raven.

grannyannie on 05/09/2013:
Doing very well. Drink more water! Have a great day, Ohio!

V on 05/09/2013:
Good to hear you had a successful trip!

OhioRaven - Wednesday May 08, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 185.0




2c soup, 1/2c DDcabbage.

2 handfuls of grapes, 2grapefruit

Water was just shy of gallon


Tried to eat a little Greek yogurt.

Going to drive to Virginia this afternoon. Hope I don't snack too much on Road Food.

Have a Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only -14 lbs to go!

Puddles on 05/08/2013:
Have a good trip. Driving through the beautiful Virginia mountains. Beautiful area. Be safe.

grannyannie on 05/08/2013:
Enjoy your trip!

mylilsista on 05/08/2013:
Have a safe trip and an awesome time! I'll keep an eye on things here in Ohio while you're away :)

skinnygrlwithin on 05/08/2013:
Have a safe trip... and enjoy yourself!

hollybelle on 05/08/2013:
I combat road food by taking my own, stopping at groceries or just getting a big diet soft drink - a treat in itself since I hardly drink them anymore.....good luck on your trip. I saw your commnet to graindart about others thinking you look "sick" now...don't worry about it. It takes awhile for others to adjust to a new you! In a way you know that they are really noticing and that you have made big changes!

biscottibody59 on 05/08/2013:
Tried to eat greek yogurt?

I tried it and it's not my thing, just like every other yogurt--can take it or leave it, so I leave it:-)

V on 05/08/2013:
Have a safe trip Ohio!

OhioRaven - Tuesday May 07, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 185.0




1/2c groats, SweetPotato


Water = 1 gallon

Prayers = before each meal

Have a Healthy Day

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only -14 lbs to go!

Puddles on 05/07/2013:
Have a great day Raven

getmebackto150 on 05/07/2013:
Have a great day!!!

Tangalyn~ on 05/07/2013:
hope today is a good one for ya!

IndependentEm93 on 05/07/2013:
Have a great day!

V on 05/07/2013:
Hope ya had a good day Ohio

OhioRaven - Monday May 06, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 185.0

(singing) GET-UP, GET-UP, HEYYYYY---- GOOD MORNING! IT'S A BRAND-NEW DAY ! Get those almond and protein smoothies going. Get those Zumba classes zoomin'. I can feel the hope rising in all of us here at the Double D ! ! !



1c DDcabbage, 1c soup, (small) SweetPotato


Water, uh oh, Low. ( I'll try harder today)

Prayers (Oh, Yeah)

No ex/ no excuse

Down to 185 this mornin', but that's not why I'm singing. Just happy I guess. My co-workers want to have me drug tested cause I'm happy on a Monday morning. Ha-ha !

Come On, Monday Group. Put up some good numbers for the DD world to see.

Maybe It's the Wild Dandelion/Ginseng/Nettle/Ginger tea ? ? ?

Have a Happy, Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only -14 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/06/2013:
Well well....you're positive this morning. But yea, I'd have you tested for being happy on a Monday morning as well. I'm okay to be happy on a Monday though as I'm retired. :) Have an awesome day.

Tangalyn~ on 05/06/2013:
great job raven!! :D

getmebackto150 on 05/06/2013:
Love the positive attitude:) Have a great day!!

biscottibody59 on 05/06/2013:
Great job! Hope your day continues to go so awesomely well!

BTW, if you want your little progress line to not be in the negative (-14 is what it shows), you can just make your goal weight whatever your current weight is. Or leave it as is:-) Didn't know if you knew that.

graindart on 05/06/2013:
How tall are you and what type of build? (small, average, large/husky/big boned) The reason I ask is my goal weight is 179 and you're approaching it. (I'm 5'10" and average to large build.)

Puddles on 05/06/2013:
Raven your results are amazing. Big shout out to you "CONGRATS". Keep doing the right stuff it works for you. I enjoy happy Monday people. Have a great day.

JBGirl on 05/06/2013:
Happy Monday to you too! Keep riding that good feeling and being good to you and your new body.

V on 05/06/2013:
Happy Monday to ya Ohio!

OhioRaven - Sunday May 05, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 188.0


McSalad, popcorn, pickle

2c DDcabbage, 1c soup,



Water about 3/4 gallon

Worked an extra shift.

Foraging found Ginseng and Nettles. Cooked, ate the nettles. They were good, reminded me of spinach. Gathered some dandelions for this weeks soup.

Weigh-in tomorrow.

Have a Healthy Day. ,

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only -11 lbs to go!

Puddles on 05/05/2013:
Yes Raven weigh-in tomorrow. I am sure you will do well. I am still hoping to get off this plateau that I have been experiencing. It is what it is. Could be worst. Could be gaining. Have a great day Raven. Good luck tomorrow.

JBGirl on 05/05/2013:
Sounds like a yum-o day. Do you exercise too, other than foraging?

mylilsista on 05/05/2013:
Your forging sounds fun! Good luck on your weigh-in. I have a feeling good numbers are coming your way :)

biscottibody59 on 05/05/2013:
Looks good--you're a regular Euell Gibbons:-) Other than the old grapenuts commercial he was famous for--I saw a great documentary about him--he was quite something when it came to foraging and teaching others about it. Apparently his mother was his first "foraging" teacher.

Have a great afternoon!

From the Euell Gibbons wikipedia article: "Often mistaken for a survivalist, Gibbons was simply an advocate of nutritious but neglected plants. He typically prepared these not in the wild, but in the kitchen with abundant use of spices, butter and garnishes. Several of his books discuss what he called "wild parties": dinner parties where guests were served dishes prepared from plants gathered in the wild. His favorite recommendations included lamb's quarters, rose hips, young dandelion shoots, stinging nettle and cattails. He often pointed out that gardeners threw away the more tasty and healthy crop when they pulled such weeds as purslane and amaranth out from among their spinach plants."

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