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Puddles - Wednesday Dec 28, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning

Up real early started to toss and turn and just decided I might as well get up.

Nothing really planned for today hoping to turn it into just a relax day and do whatever I feel like.

Food for the day will probably be my regular mixture of protein veg and maybe some startch today.  I feel like having some carbs so that is the item that is to be determined at this point.

I am definitely planning a pm nap that will be a must today.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Duaa123. on 12/28/2016:
Have a good time in ur relax day

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/28/2016:
Yes, I'm also doing more planning on my starches. Instead of always chips with lunch, I am including something less processed - potatoes. I am enjoying being healthier this way. Not a lot of potato - but enough to settle in my stomach with the more watery veggies i choose and helps cut down on bloating (like the bananas do...)

Good plan for the nap if you are up early...nice living. You deserve it after all the hard work you did for you sweet family.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/28/2016:
I wrote a lot regarding P in my entry today as work is obviously slow this week...thankfully, so i took some time to organize my thoughts. so hard not texting him first today lol...but i need to have a little self control and faith that he's gonna do what's right and show me he cares...and text me today. if not, i'll be leaving him a (not angry) voicemail tonight about why i expected him to text me ... lol... it's ok...

puddles on 12/28/2016:
I have no more to add about P and I will drop the subject some things have to be experienced. Good Luck.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/28/2016:
thank you Puddy for your original comments, i appreciate it.

grannyannie on 12/28/2016:
Sounds like you are doing well as usual. Have a great day.

Puddles - Tuesday Dec 27, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good evening

Another perfect day.  I did have a hard time sleeping last night but that is probably because I slept in so much yesterday.

Went to an exhibition hockey game of my grandson today and we won.  We were 11 people just from our little family side cheering him on.

Just having a relax evening now.  The holidays are touch starting to feel the melt down of all the energy I put into getting ready and now there is nothing to do.  I must have been on a high for the past two weeks or at least that is what it felt like.

All the food is good it seems that the scale has not been impacted by the extra indulgence and that is good. 

The next thing on my agenda is the New Years day brunch at the Casino with brother and sister in law and her sister.  My S-i-l on my husbands side will be there with her boyfriend but they are not seated with us.  It will be fun at least no cooking.

Talk soon.


Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Puddles - Monday Dec 26, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good evening guys

Yesterday was as perfect as it could have been.

We had so much fun and so many laughs and so much food and so much wine.... lol  The kids loved their gifts.  I had told you that we were redoing my granddaughter's room into a Paris theme since she is crazy about Paris well she was so surprised that she had tear of happiness in her eyes.  That was definitely a success.

Today was clean up day for grandma.... dry peas under the table.... paw prints all over my glass tables in the living room.....  dry potatoe probably from fingers under the ledge of the dining room table.... well you know the rest of the story and now things are back to normal.... lol 


Enjoy your evening.


Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/26/2016:
Sounds like a perfect day, Fran! Happy for you!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/27/2016:
Hi Puddy :-)

Thank you for continuing to leave me messages over this holiday weekend. Sometimes, especially it seems lately when i'm home relaxing, I need to be in the right mindset to leave you guys comments...and i wasn't lol! now i am...! lol, i guess commenting at work is more of a thrill for me? who knows! it wasn't always this way...especially in my early years as a teacher and stuff, i'd be up late after a band practice while getting my masters at college, and i distinctly remember commenting and journaling late on Thursday nights :-) at home!


Sounds like all your kiddies (kids and grandkids) were really counting on you! LOL, to even call and ask if you wrapped the gifts! They ask about the turkey! LOL...these guys love all you do for them for sure!

I am SO GLAD to hear that you had such a wonderful celebration with your family! Sounds like you gotta lot of cleaning! Even the dog or was it cat? made a mess! haha...but all in good fun!

So glad you had your moments to shine and deliver such a festive and wonderful time for all of your family! How exciting...you are a cool grandma!

puddles on 12/27/2016:
The paw prints I mean my little kids no animals. I always call them my little critters.

Puddles - Sunday Dec 25, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning and Happy Holiday

Just taking a break everything is on schedule.... lol.  The house is starting to smell very festive.  Love the smell of all this cooking it brings me back to my childhood when my mom use to do all her cooking and house started to fill up with relatives.  I miss those days and the funny thing is that now it is my house that smells and that fills up with all my family.  The circle of life.  My son texted me and said MOM I CAN SMELL THE TURKEY COOKING HOPE IT IS A BIG ONE THIS YEAR BECAUSE I AM HUNGRY.... LOL  I texted back that I was not cooking a turkey this year.... he said WHAT I replied don't worry it is in the oven.  

Wishing you all a great day with all your families.

Take care.



Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Puddles - Saturday Dec 24, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning

Well it is almost here tomorrow is the big day for the man in the red suit... lol 

Got all my stuff done yesterday and now today I will continue to knock some stuff off my list.  I guess it is all in the organization and keeping my schedule.

The kids will be over late afternoon along with brother and S-I-L.

Grandson called to ask if my gifts where wrapped I thought that was so cute as if grandma would be late at wrapping.... lol  I told him not to worry that I would have everything done.... lol 


Wishing you all a great Christmas Eve and probably will not be posting tomorrow busy day so I will take time in this post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas or whatever other good wishes go along with your celebrations at this time of the year.  All the best and enjoy your families.



Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/24/2016:
Happy christmas, Fran. Enjoy the family!

puddles on 12/24/2016:
I definitely will.

Donkey on 12/24/2016:
Merry Christmas!!! Isn't it a good feeling to get things done?

puddles on 12/24/2016:
It is. Have a Merry Christmas.

Puddles - Friday Dec 23, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning

Two dodos left and I am on track on everything.  Did confirm with my son their arrival time yesterday so that my bird is not in oven too long because of a delay.  I hate a dry turkey.  Of course arrival time and dinner is different times because the kids are not going to wait to open their gifts...lol that would be torture for them.... lol


Have to go out again today forgot the cramberies do not know how I missed that on my list.


My friend with the cottage/lake house came over yesterday and he brought me 24 beautiful roses.  He will be going away to his family for the hollidays and his grandkids... exactly where he should be at this time of the year.  We are planning to do some snowshoeing and Xcountry skiing when he gets back probably I will spend some at the cottage again.... God life is hard.... lol 


I must get out and do my errands take care and have a great day.



Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/23/2016:
YES...i would want to open gifts right away for sure also!!!!!

I hate dry turkey too...and it's so easy to get that way! i hope it comes out great.

love cranberries. they are healthy. i make them with my stevia, so it adds no sugar and is pretty low calorie!

your friend's gift was very endearing :) how thoughtful, sincere and sweet! good plans for when he gets back! xoxo.

grannyannie on 12/23/2016:
2 dozen roses!? Wow! What a sweetheart!

I hate dry turkey as well. I used to pour gravy all over the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes. Mmm...

puddles on 12/24/2016:
Yes he is sweetheart. Yes the xmas food is yuuuummmmmmyyyyy.....

Puddles - Thursday Dec 22, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning guys


Wow Christmas is really close now I have my turkey thawing in the fridge and I am on top of everything else.  Staying on schedule.  I am finding it easy to not go off track lately probably because I have so much other stuff to think about.  Busy mind and Busy hands is definitely the cure for overeating.... lol 


I am looking forward to our special get together we often are together for dinners but this one is always more special since the mentalities of everybody are in a festive mode. 


Hope that all is good with everyone and its all seems good with the posts so wishing you a great day.



Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/22/2016:
Good job staying on track. Enjoy your turkey!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/23/2016:
you are SO PREPARED...already thawing your bird! :)

yes, i always do BEST when i'm ultimately busy, but, then it backfires on me if it's also stressful-busy bc i do binge after that...but as I have gotten older, i manage these things better.

Wishing you the best with all your family and friends and festivities. It's a beautiful time of year.

Puddles - Monday Dec 19, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good Morning

We are on the home stretch for Christmas.  My kids are so excited.  Need to do last minute things this week. 


The week will be very strict on food because I know that I will indulge at my xmas dinner and that is ok.  Strict week and one good meal like all the others.


Wishing you guys a great week.



Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2016:
Your "kids" or your grandkids are excited?

Good idea to be strict now so you can indulge later. Give & take. It's a bit of what i did before my own get-togethers with family this year as well as before my Texas trip this past October...i tried. :)

Get your veggies in, should help :)

puddles on 12/19/2016:
I think both kids and grandkids. Yes there will be lots of veggies this week. Stir fry but some protein probably chicken. No startch and low carb for sure.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2016:
...and i know you are already GREAT with veggies :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2016:
I love how you eat...and how you cook. your soups sound amazing especially cooked cabbage is so tasty. you've done so well for yourself eating this way. be proud of your changes.

I'm glad your whole family is excited!

museumgirl on 12/19/2016:
I'm excited about Christmas, too, and we're probably even going to have snow here. Enjoy the week and your family!

grannyannie on 12/20/2016:
You are allowed to indulge on xmas! Enjoy it!

Puddles - Saturday Dec 17, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good afternoon

All is good here just a regular day except for the snow storm right now.  We are having weather warning of snow storm.  Winter is such a ****... lol

I have been out cleaning my car and trying to keep it up so that it does not completely disappear under a snow bank of snow.  It is pretty but would definitely do without it if I could.

Food is ok my water is suffering lately.  Things could be worst rather be the water then the food. 

I will be staying in for the next few days that is what Winter does to me gets me to become a bit of a hermit. 

That is about it for me wishing you all a great day and weekend.



Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/17/2016:
We had a tiny snow last night into today. Just 2-3 inches though and it's going to warm up so much tomorrow & rain that i think all snow will be gone by Monday.

I stayed in almost all day...then got motivated to go walking outside ! As the snow was cleared from the sidewalks.

grannyannie on 12/18/2016:
Well done on the food. Hope you don't get too much snow. Have a great weekend, Fran.

Puddles - Friday Dec 16, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning

I am back from the cottage and now really have to concentrate on the upcoming week... got to get all my s....t ready for my company at Xmas.

I went out last night with my girlfriends the 5 of us had a great time and so much laughter we had tears running down our face.  Crazy time but so good.

Today the main thing is making my spaghetti sauce since I have all my ingredients to make it.  I am trying to stock up my freezer then when I go back to the cottage I have very little cooking to do and we can concentrate on just enjoying being there and not spending lots of time in the kitchen but maintaining a healthy eating habit. 

Nice to see some of our old members come back and start posting again. 

Wishing you all a great day.

PS we are getting another big snow storm again tomorrow.


Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/17/2016:
Sounds like a great time with friends!

You are great at planning ahead, Fran! Hope the snowstorm doesn't get you stuck in!

Donkey on 12/17/2016:
That's a wonderful idea to cook ahead of time so that you can focus on visiting rather than preparing meals from scratch.

The time out with the girlfriends sounds like fun :-)

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