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OhioRaven - Saturday Feb 09, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 213.0

1yolk, 2whites, soup, beans 1bread.

1/2 salad, minipopcorn, 1/2 BigPickle (OldGuy recommended I cut back)

Wendy's potato w/broccoli, sm. Chili.

Grapefruit, banana, yogurt.

(6) 17oz bottles of water.


No excersise. (maybe today)

Nothing diet related today. My pal, Kevin Miller, wanted to meet at Wendy's. He told me he is going to be building a church in Fairfield, Ohio. Him and his wife are good friends of ours and really powerful singers. I'm gonna miss them. Hope everyone stays focused on their health this weekend. Be Strong. Be Good to Yourself.

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

V on 02/09/2013:
Have a great weekend Ohio :)

supercheese on 02/09/2013:
Friends come and go in our lives, but thanks to technology it helps a bunch to stay connected (WOW, that sounded like a phone commercial lol) Have a great weekend!

Puddles on 02/09/2013:
It is sad to have friends move away. I was told once that some people come into your life for a reason/a season/forever. They all bring something special to us and I call that the gift of friendship. Have a great weekend.

OhioRaven - Friday Feb 08, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 213.0

Tomato soup, cheese sandwich,

1yolk, 2whites, beans, soup 1bread.


NO WATER (coffee & tea only) .

Lots of prayers.

No Exercise :v(

Dear Diary. Had a small (personal) setback. Outpatient surgery. Everything is fine. The hospital had a tube down my throat. Drank coffee/tea cause they are warm and helped my throat. Still scratchy today but I'm drinking some water today, just don't know how much. I'm at work now sitting at my desk feeling good. I walked ok?, this morning. I'm probably not stair climbing for a while. Just wanted you to know why my excersise is way down. Talk to you later.

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

V on 02/08/2013:
Happy to hear that you are doing well and back to work already after your surgery..Take it easy there Ohio.. Hope you have a good day :)

thenewMLE on 02/08/2013:
I hope you have a quick recovery!! don't be too hard on yourself, just take care of yourself! Once recovered you can get back into your exercise routine. Have a relaxing weekend - is that possible with no football????

legcramps on 02/08/2013:
Oh! I'm so glad you're okay and feeling good today :)

Puddles on 02/08/2013:
Take care and have a good day.

Puddles on 02/08/2013:
I hope you will enjoy it. The only thing is that all is pre-cook chicken slice it up in strips - shred or slice thin slices of cabbage pre-cook and then open can put it all in together and let simmer for about 20 minutes once it has started to bubble. Enjoy. Let me know if you liked it. Good luck

oldguy on 02/08/2013:
Take care. Too many pickles!

OhioRaven - Thursday Feb 07, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 213.0

1yolk, 2whites, beans, soup.

1/2 salad, chicken breast, BigPickle, minipopcorn.

3c green beans.

(church supper) 1chickNugget, 1meatballs, sm.salad, 2c chili, 1c green beans.



20min Treadmill

MLE gave me a good idea. I park a good ways away from my office. And walk to work. Well, I timed myself and counted steps and it was 653 steps and took 6 1/2 min. So that's another13 minutes per day walking. But Im not gonna count it. It's an every day thing. Thanks MLE.

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 02/07/2013:
Awesome job walking to work. That's smart thinking and good follow through! That reminds me that I used to walk at lunch time. I may start again. I need to "sneak" some exercise into my day. Now, why don't you want to count it? Is it because you just want that to be "normal" activity? Keep up the good work.

V on 02/07/2013:
That is a great idea from MLE :) A former diarist gave me a similar idea as far as walking to the CVS instead of driving 5 blocks(I know ridiculous that I waste gas like that) Anyhoo I have slacked off on doing this, going to have to start doing it more often.. Hope you have a good day :)

IndependentEm93 on 02/07/2013:
That is a great idea. I do that at Walmart or Meijers

oldguy on 02/07/2013:
That's what I try to do but after several knee and achilles surgeries from football, it takes me a little longer. Keep up the good work.

Puddles on 02/07/2013:
it is an easy way to get your exercise in. Most of the time the only parking spot is far away. I think God just does that to me on purpose. lol lol Talk about somebody looking after my best interest.

supercheese on 02/07/2013:
great idea from emily!! Anything counts right?

thenewMLE on 02/07/2013:
Glad I could help! When I started this last year, I used to look for "princess parking" as my daughter calls it and she would tell me that the time I took driving around for the best spot, I could have parked at the back and walked and used that as exercise PLUS time saving. Now I look forward to the brisk walks. I like productive walking - I hated walking around the block just for exercise. That felt like a hamster on a wheel. But walking with a destination and a purpose felt great. Have a great day!

grannyannie on 02/07/2013:
Good job on adding more walking to your day!

biscottibody59 on 02/07/2013:
Keep it going--great job!

OhioRaven - Wednesday Feb 06, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 213.0

1yolk, 2whites, beans, 1bread.

1/2salad, minipopcorn, BigPickle.

1c GreenBeans, 2c Sauerkraut.

Grapefruit, 6strawberrys, yogurt.



No excersise :v(

Hoping you all have a good day .

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

V on 02/06/2013:
Have a good day as well Ohio!

thenewMLE on 02/06/2013:
Have a great day! So that extra egg yolk that you gave up, does the dog get it every day? Love your wife's comment about being able to reach around you. My hubby and I lost together 65 pounds and we can hug REAL good now!! On a no exercise day, try to park far away from work and power walk in, or run the steps instead of an elevator. I know you walk in the warehouse, but I kept the parking and walking in my routine and it just seems to fire up a little extra cardio!

legcramps on 02/06/2013:
Have a good day today :)

oldguy on 02/06/2013:
What a diet, you must love your sauerkraut. Keep up the good work.

getmebackto150 on 02/06/2013:
Have a great day!!

Puddles on 02/06/2013:
Yes sauerkraut and the big pickle. Interesting. Have a good day.

thenewMLE on 02/06/2013:
RYc, you are right - I guess that bug counted toward my protein last night!

IndependentEm93 on 02/06/2013:
Have a great day!

Puddles on 02/06/2013:
Actually I don't have to worry about the grandkids. They live 8hrs away from me. I am moving back this Summer for that reason. They are too far away boy (Mathias is 6) Girl (Danika is 4) need to get to know them better but they know me as the TV grandma because we Skype a lot. They think I am a Star because I am on TV. LOL I don't keep any of the NO NO food in the house anymore. Thank you for your comments.

supercheese on 02/06/2013:
have a good one :)

OhioRaven - Tuesday Feb 05, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 213.0

1yolk, 2whites, beans, soup.

1/2salad, minipopcorn.

3c GreenBeans, 3c Sauerkraut.

2grapefruit, 2bigpickles, 7strawberrys, yogurt.



21min StairClimber (1000feet) 10min treadmill.

Happy Birthday, SkinnyGirlWithin :v)

Extra water went down good. I ran out of the variety packs of herbal tea and switched over to just green tea. It's Good ! Better for me than decaf coffee/tea I think.

Y'all have a good day.

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/05/2013:
wow pickles/strawberries/yogurt - sounds like my pregnant days. You brought back some great memories. Glad to hear your water is going down good. Green tea actually helps your weight loss. Have a good day.

IndependentEm93 on 02/05/2013:
Have a great day!

legcramps on 02/05/2013:
I'm a fan of green tea as well, though I don't drink it often enough in place of coffee ;)

Great job with your exercise! Keep it up and have a great day!

V on 02/05/2013:
Green tea is really good for you.. RYC I concur, sleep is vital for recovery :) Hope you had a good day!

supercheese on 02/05/2013:
hope you had a good one raven!

OhioRaven - Monday Feb 04, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 213.0

Yeah ! RAVENS WIN !!! Yeah ! I Lost 3Lbs !!!

1yolk, 2whites, 1bread, 1/4c beans.

1Liver, 2very sm. potatoes, 1c kraut.

1ChiliDogW/Cheese, 2Wings, Sm. handful chips, 2DeviledEggs.

Grapefruit, Apple.

Water (NewBiggerAssJug)


20min Elliptical, 20min Treadmill, 22min StairClimber (1000ft)

Thank all of you for putting up with me and the Ravens, but the season is over and time to start a new one.

Just like when we decide to turn our lives around. Out with the old, in with the new.

Hope you All have a good day :v)

Progress as of today: 19 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/04/2013:
Congratulation on your loss or 3 pds and congratulation on your win with the Ravens. I also was taking for the Ravens. Great game. I sure hope I am as lucky as you today with my weigh-in. Have a good day.

supercheese on 02/04/2013:
congrats on the loss!!! My hubby put money on the ravens but was rooting for the 49ers. I was rooting for the ravens. We won! heck of a game though huh?

V on 02/04/2013:
Congrats to your Ravens!!! And a BIG congrats on your loss as well keep up the amazing job and LOL at your newbiggerassjug hahahahaha, you are too funny :) Have a good day

Tangalyn~ on 02/04/2013:
once again great job with ur weight loss :D have a great day!!!!!

legcramps on 02/04/2013:
Awesome job on the new weight!

Yay Ravens!

Have fun with your new biggerassjug of water ;)

thenewMLE on 02/04/2013:
A loss and a win~~ that's special! I have to make you laugh - I love football and I am usually very good with my geography, but I guess I can chalk this up to stress or maybe just old age but when we were discussing the game I said something about Ohio and how I wanted the Ravens to win and hubby said why are you talking about Ohio? I said because I want the Ravens to win. He said they are from Baltimore, and I said I know, Baltimore, Ohio! He cracked up and said you mean Baltimore Maryland. I paused, died laughing and said, oh, yeah, you are right for once!! I guess your profile name just sounded so perfect that I lost my sense of true geographical knowledge!! hahaha! I thought you would enjoy that! Have a great day and keep up the good work!

lolla on 02/04/2013:
WOW! What a game! I have to tell you I am no big fan but when the 49ers came back I got very hopeful. The ravens were better, steady and never gave up... Just like you! Good job with the 3 pounds down. What a great Sunday! yey! Congrats!!

INDEPENDENTEM93 on 02/04/2013:
Congrats on your loss!!

biscottibody59 on 02/04/2013:
Good job--keep going there!

niftyjack on 02/05/2013:
Awesome work on the 3 pounds lost!

OhioRaven - Sunday Feb 03, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 216.0

1yolk, 2whites, beans, 1bread, soup.

McSalad, BigPickle, minipopcorn.

1/4c turkey chili (at the sample desk at GFS), 2c Sauerkraut, 2c soup.

Apple, Another BigPickle.



10min. Elliptical. 10min. Treadmill. 10min. StairClimber (The Great Pyramid)

Gave The dog a few beans at breakfast, to go with her disappearing egg yolk. Taking green beans with turkey sausage to the party tonight. Go, Ravens. One good thing that happened today. Wifey put her arms around me and said, "Wow! I can touch my hands together !" :v)

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

graindart on 02/03/2013:
That's weird, your wife's arms are getting longer? ;)

Tangalyn~ on 02/03/2013:
lol thats funny about ur wife and ur heartrate :).. wonderful what she said about u being smaller.. have fun at ur party!!

supercheese on 02/03/2013:
aw thats great news! Have fun watch the ravens win!

Puddles on 02/03/2013:
No wonder she send you down stair to do your exercises - 20 minutes. lol

niftyjack on 02/04/2013:
Your wife's comment made me laugh. Have fun celebrating the win. :D

OhioRaven - Saturday Feb 02, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 216.0

Happy GroundHogs Day !

2whites, 1yolk, beans, soup, 1bread.

1/2salad, 1/2Bigpickle, minipopcorn.

2c Sauerkraut, 2c Soup.

3Grapefruit, Orange, Yogurt.



NO EXERCISE :V( (Took a nap instead)

Yesterday was very busy. The 1st of the month always is. Everyone has a new budget and orders were flying off the printer. Donated blood right after work, came home hungrier than normal. Grabbed a second cup of soup and went to bed. Getting Green beans and cocktail wieners today for SuperBowl party at Church.

Gotta go. You guys take care.

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

mylilsista on 02/02/2013:
Sounds like you had a busy day and your body needed rest! Not sure what part of Ohio you live in (I live in Dayton) but, last night's weather report claimed we're in for 2 to 4 more inches of snow (yikes)! Hope you have a great day! :)

Tangalyn~ on 02/02/2013:
ohhh napping instead of exercise? story of my life!! haha.. hope u have a great day!

mylilsista on 02/02/2013:
Oh...then, howdy neighbor! :P

grammy67 on 02/02/2013:
Have a good weekend Raven and thanx for the soup recipe. I don't eat turkey but the rest sounds yummy. We got a ton of snow today so I am glad I have a potfull. Yum!

Puddles on 02/02/2013:
Thank you for the advice I have noted that down and will try herbal tea and grapefruit. Evening are hard to me - nice to know others have same problem. Thank you for the support. Have a great day.

supercheese on 02/02/2013:
have a good one raven!! go ravens tomorrow!!!

lolla on 02/02/2013:
Great job donating blood, that is awesome. have a great time tomorrow, sorry I am kind of cheering for the 49ers cos I love that tatto guy but I will be very happy for you if the Ravens win, I don't care that much. I am from Brazil and soccer is my sport.

biscottibody59 on 02/02/2013:
Good going donating blood--I'll be doing so in abt 3 weeks.

Hope you enjoy cheering on your team! (Not a football fan here but I do follow it to a certain extent--go figure, but that's good because I'd just be a frustrated Cowboys fan, or if Jerry Jones doesn't fire himself as GM, I'd be an aspiring ex-fan--haha!)

OhioRaven - Friday Feb 01, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 216.0

Beans, 2eggs, 1bread, 1c soup.

1/2 salad, 1/2 BigPickle, minipopcorn.

Wendy's=sm. Chili, potato w/2xbroccoli, lo-CalRanch, 4Crackers.

2grapefruit, Apple, yogurt, banana.



24min. Stair climber (1,050ft) Made to the top of the Eifle tower. Phew, I was really pushing myself. I wanted that tower :v)

So, SuperChick (Cheese) gave me a good idea. Only 1 egg yolk and 2 egg whites every morning. Tried it this morning and it was okay, but I usually have a little egg yolk left on my plate anyway. Well, I usually give this to my little dog "Pokey". When I finished this morning I put my plate on the floor and she got very little egg yolk and some bean juice. She looked at me like she got ripped off. " Is this all there is?" I said yep, Little Poker, you're on a diet too :v)

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/01/2013:
Such a cute story. Ours pets are our kids we can read their minds. LOL Have a good day. You gave me my first chuckle.

Umpqua on 02/01/2013:
Heh, my cats are the same way when I have tuna. They want their 10%! You are so consistent with your food, you're doing great!

V on 02/01/2013:
Hahahaha I guess Pokey it will take time for Pokey to adjust to her healthier lifestyle :) Have a good day!

Tangalyn~ on 02/01/2013:
awww lol my pokey acts the same way when he gets less of something than he is used to... hope u have a great day!

supercheese on 02/01/2013:
lol egg whites are awesome. I add them to a lot of things just to add calories or if I need protein. They go a long way! Glad you enjoyed the idea!

oldguy on 02/01/2013:
What's with the pickle?

nunnermack on 02/01/2013:
Ahhh...Pokey!! I love the name. He's probably worried he's going to be climbing the Eiffel Tower next too.

OhioRaven - Thursday Jan 31, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 216.0

2eggs, 1bread, 1c soup, 1/4c beans.

1/2 salad, minipopcorn, 1/2 BigPickle.

1c soup, Wendy's potato with broccoli and light dressing.

2grapefruit, Orange, banana, yogurt.


Prayers (even for our Wendy meal)

20min Warehouse Walk.

Had a great night last night. Lots of energy :v)

I was in a couple of early 80s bands in Omaha Neb. one was (Ozone), the other was (Iron Head). Lead guitar and lead vocals (they didn't care how I sounded back then) ha-ha.

Now I play Blue Grass on Saturday mornings (General Lee)

Tuesday practice (Ridge Runners) Oldies, Rock, Pop, Country, TV theme songs, you name it. I sing the low bassy stuff and harmony. We are pretty much a "Show" band. We play out once a month.

Thursday practice (Vineyard Worship Team) Christian Rock.

Saturday Night Worship Team, I play either Guitar, Bass, Drums. Depending on who shows up and who doesn't .

Sunday Worship team, rotate guitar with some fine musicians every 3rd week.

Not trying to to brag. I'm not that great, I'm not that bad, I'm just a guy praising God, having fun, giving lessons, staying busy, rooting for the Ravens, getting on in years, trying to take care of my health...

This is just a little more of who I am. Hope everyone has a Great Day.

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

V on 01/31/2013:
Didn't realize we had a multi talented rocker among us :) Glad you had a great night, I am sure it was fun :) Have a good day Raven!

Puddles on 01/31/2013:
Your an old rocker. Great memories to hold on to. As I grow older I treasure a lot of the stuff from my youth. Definitely something that brings a smile to my face and others that make me wonder "what the hell was I thinking of" lol lol. Have a good day.

Umpqua on 01/31/2013:
What a great variety of music you get to play! And I think it's wonderful that you've kept up with it, I know so many musicians who stop playing when they get married and have kids. I think it's so important to keep doing the things that fulfill us and make us complete :) Have a good one!

Tangalyn~ on 01/31/2013:
impressive music background! hope today is a good one for ya and tonight is full of energy again :)

supercheese on 01/31/2013:
glad you had a great night!! Music always makes things better, doesnt it?

nunnermack on 01/31/2013:
You know, my friend and I do karaoke and we LITERALLY made the next door neighbor's dog howl!! LOL. (We're on youtube and I COULD tell you the name of our duo but it's WAY TOO embarrassing!!)

Anyway, didn't have a chance to welcome you and wish you luck!!

cybermom4 on 02/01/2013:
Thank you for your encouragement - YOu are doing great too - you must have amazing talent!

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