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Puddles - Monday Nov 28, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning

Great week and weekend at the cottage.  It was like being in a Winter wonderland very pretty to look at but not as much fun being in it.... lol.  The trees and all nature was covered with this heavy snow a real postcard picture.

Back home and have quite a bit to get done this week.  I am going over to my brother for dinner tonight and that will be fun like all our get toghether.

I am hoping to accomplish a lot this week because December is really coming fast and so much to do.

Wishing you all a great day and week.


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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/28/2016:
Hello there F!

I had no idea you would be at the cottage. I guess i misread! I thought for some reason that the cottage was over for the season. :-D

Wow it snowed that much? Must be a little difficult to get around that area as I'm sure they don't plow much out there wherever your cottage is right? Sorta country living no?

Have a really good time with family. Lately the time I spend with my family is also extra relaxing and nice. thankful for that! Even our Thanksgiving was much better no petty fighting! haha...

Soon you will be back in your favorite warm country. Any nice things to post, photos, please do. I said this to GrannyAnnie also because I like to live thru u guys. I'll be in NYC (Queens) thru the winter. But enjoying the quieter time.

I'll be spending winter getting stronger and in training to begin jogging by early springtime. I will value the extra alone time this winter & time to really change my life since I do now have the time. It feels amazing to have my time freed-up & now I'm able to go to the park whenever it's sunny...and seriously change my life. It feels really good...to be responsible right now for myself...and to make the changes.

sorry....always i tend to write about me ;)

puddles on 11/28/2016:
It is a cottage but more a house and probably the perfect description would be like the movie "the lake house". If I can figure out how to download my pictures from my phone I will attach one. All the luxuries of home and more. The road are accessible all year and cleaned by the lake association. It is in the bush that part is really true. Yes I am looking forward to leaving but not till after xmas so I am trying not to get too excited yet. Have a great day J.

Puddles - Monday Nov 21, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning


All is good here except the weather.


We got a snow storm yesterday and it goes on today it sure looks like Winter out there.  I am staying in today but my brother and S-I-L are coming over for dinner again always enjoy those dinner together.


It is definitely a slow time lately not much going on and it seems the weeks are really dragging til I leave for my Winter holliday.  The snow just makes me look forward even more.


Tonight is spaghetti night just a simple dinner no big  decisions to make.


Wishing you all a great day and week.



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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/21/2016:
Instead of spaghetti, would you ever serve spaghetti squash or vegetti spiraled zucchini or beats or another mix? and meat pasta over it? with bread on the side so you don't feel deprived? i would love this...along with a small amount of carbs like bread on the side. no need for total deprivation!

Yes, snow definitely slows down everything here too. People try to resume business as usual, but I love a snow day too - when we can stay home & relax a bit...! enjoy your dinner with family!

puddles on 11/21/2016:
Not too worried about that since this is not a regular habit so I just have the regular spaghetti noodles no harm once in a while and it might just get me off my plateau just stirring things up. If I where having problems with the weight being up I might switch it over to some kind of vegetable but that is not the case right now.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/21/2016:
yes, this is true, even too low cals too often can cause plateau...and sometimes extra carbs ARE THE WAY TO GO! enjoy!

hollybelle on 11/25/2016:
Snow - no - say it ain't so! I hope we have a mild winter here in KY! I love spaghetti on cold nights. I have been changing ours up by putting in a par boiled chicken breast with the sauce in the crock pot and shredding that when it is done and serving over the white pasta with the extra fiber. We eat so much gr beef because it's quick.

Donkey on 11/26/2016:
I hope the week was good to you too!

Puddles - Saturday Nov 19, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning

All is good at this end.


We are having a rainy day but tomorrow we are getting 15cm of snow **** I am not looking forward to that kind of weather and do not feel that I am mentally ready for it either.


Went out already and did some shopping so that I do not have to step outside until it settle down.


Food is good just still working on the plateau but have kind of given up thinking about it now.  It is a comfortable place to be and when it changes it will change.


My trip is looking real good with this weather coming. 


Wishing you all a great day.



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

Horn_of_plenty on 11/21/2016:
Yes! I see the snow is def starting! Over here we just have some strong winds going on straight for 2 days now. I was so tired last night though that i slept thru basically all of it :)

Where's your trip again? I forgot! I would be looking forward to the warmer weather, too. It seems that NOW is the time to leave for that warm weather. At least it stayed pretty mild until this weekend.

Yes, don't hound yourself over the plateau, it will change. All things in life change. And life isn't meant to be stagnant.

Have a great day F :-)

Puddles - Monday Nov 14, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good afternoon

All is good here.

I am having my dinner tonight with my brother and S-I-L and it should be a lot of fun.  I am still struggling with my plateau but life could be worst I am not complaining. 

Went to my grandson's hockey we won again he score two and assited 3.  He is doing real good.  I enjoy is games.  I am having a slightly more boring life since the weather has turn cooler.  I so hate the cold.... just can't wait to leave.

Will give you an update on my dinner tomorrow.

Have a great day.



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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/14/2016:
thank you so much regarding your insight to how i am feeling today. I am not sure why i am so down about the date as NO i wasn't even attracted to him ever. I went out with him only because i thought he was a nice guy, i knew he liked me too, and thought "why not!?"...i had known him from a prior gym but never ever thought of him as potential dating material. nothing was wrong with him at all.

i am a bit annoyed at my own self for now being as confident as i could have been. It's a reminder not to come across as lacking self confidence when just getting to know someone. I kinda gave him a strange impression of me because i was acting as if we were friends forever which we aren't. acquaintances at best. just facebook friends. He liked me for my posts and body but not the true me as he didn't know me and i didn't know him.

I am glad i did give it a 2nd chance and even gladder i will not be dating him again. we just weren't a match. no similarities besides the gym in likes / dislikes. he is even more a night person while i like to do things during the weekend more during the day....ok, enough about me!

Have a nice dinner with them tonight. If i'm correct, you are cooking?

yes, when i am retired, i'll move out also to a warmer climate. under 30 years from now i am thinking! haha.

nice to have a star player like your grandson! congrats to you...always makes the game more exciting & interesting when you know that star player :-D proud grandma moment!

thinkpositive on 11/17/2016:
So great that you can go to your grandson's games. I enjoy seeing my grandchildren perform as well That is what I miss when we go to FL. Hope your dinner went well.

Puddles - Thursday Nov 10, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning

Yesterday was another day on track.


I have to do my groceries today and hit about 4 different grocery stores love to take advantage of the sales.  I am having my brother and s-i-l over for dinner next Monday just a regular at home meal nothing fancy actually they asked if I would make my meatloaf so meatloaf it is.... lol 


Having company for dinner is a real bonus for me because when you live alone it is nice to sit at the table and be able to eat and have somebody to talk to.  The simple little joys.


Wishing you all a great day.



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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/10/2016:
I also go to mutliple stores for multiple items :) Only way. I try to save money on items that can be bought anywhere and go to specialty stores for hard-to-find things :)

Meatloaf sounds good. Good on top of cooked veggies! Yes, agreed, it's nice to share a meal with family and/or friends. And actually, I'll be sharing lunch with my dad tomorrow since we both have the day off for Veteran's Day. Mom is working. Should be nice to visit him back at home. I will also drop off a gift for my mom for her bday which is Monday :) Take care & enjoy your dinner.

Puddles - Wednesday Nov 09, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a great day.


I am tired today stayed up to watch the US elections.  Definitely a change in governing Washington.  I am watching our dollar to see what the effect will be since I have to get some US cash soon. 


My food is good.  My plateau is holding.... lol.  I just have to accept that my body will do what it will do when it is damn ready to do something.... lol  My job on this is to stay faithfull to my food plan and keep doing the right choices and it will all iron itself out in the wash as it usually does.  Could be worst I could be gaining and that I am very grateful that it is not my situation. 


Wishing you all a great day.



PS  My grandson's won his hockey game and the first goal was for me and he made a great one.  I seem to have become his good luck charm and now feel terrible if I start thinking of not attending one of his games because he is counting on me at least until I leave for the Winter. 

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/09/2016:
And also you DO make good food choices and you ARE proactive in your lifestyle. So that is definite reasons that lead towards you maintaining vs. gaining. Be proud of yourself for taking control of your health & lifestyle.

It is pretty darn surprising - the election results. Let us know what happens when you convert currency! I am interested!

OMG how cute is that!? You are the good luck charm! That's real sweet...congrats to your grandson! Outstanding!

puddles on 11/09/2016:
Thank J for the kind words and yes my grandson's is the cutest. He works so hard at his game but I am the one that comes home tired at time I think I work as hard as he does. I also come home with a soar throat and my voice is raw.... lol

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/10/2016:
it's so slow on here...nobody's posting :-(

Puddles - Sunday Nov 06, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good afternoon to all

I have been away for a while thought I would take a break nothing bad to report still working on my plateau to movement.  That is good news but also a little frustrating but not going to worry about it.  Staying the same is as good as loosing I would think.


Family dinner tonight.  Nothing else going on.  Slightly on the boring side as far as events going on. 


Wishing you all a great day.



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

Donkey on 11/06/2016:
Hang in there! I wish I had an answer. I'm approaching a plateau myself -- and right before the Cookie season -- oh, I meant Christmas season ;-)

museumgirl on 11/06/2016:
Plateaus are soooo frustrating, hang in there!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/07/2016:
yes, i agree. if you can at least stabilize your weight, it's more than half the battle to learning how to break into a newer, lower weight!

Plateaus have helped me greatly this year in discovering what i need in order to maintain...or lose or, unfortunately how much leads to a gain!. haha. over time, it is easier to adjust to new weights and eating. easier than crash dieting is.

enjoy your family dinner & thanks for the advice...

hollybelle on 11/07/2016:
I have come to look at maintaining as a good thing! Boring is not necessarily a bad thing. Thank in there.

Puddles - Tuesday Oct 18, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good afternoon

Great day yesterday.

I made a spaghetti sauce today of course there is meat in it but a lot of vegetable since I am a vegetable person.  Will have that tonight on spaghetti squash with some shredded cheese on top.  Wonderful dinner.

Had to go to store since I was running out of a few little things.  It is a hot day and rain 74F very unusual no wonder so many people have colds around here.  My brother and S-I-L are down with it and my friend Fred is also down with it.  Told them to stay away do not want to see them til they are completely out of the wood and then a few days... lol

Wishing you all a great day.


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

Horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2016:
That dinner is definitely a jackie dinner. really nice!!! :)

Yes, we had a heat wave too! 80F!

yes, don't get sick!!

hollybelle on 10/20/2016:
What vegetables do you put in your tomato sauce? I use carrots and peppers, celery onion. Do you share your recipe?

Puddles - Monday Oct 17, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good morning

I had a great day yesterday enjoy those me days.

I have nothing going on today and the sun is out could possibly venture to do my errands.

Breakfast with brother tomorrow instead of today because he has a cold and wanted to take an extra day to feel better.

I do have to dig out my suitcase for my trip and bring things in from my storage instead of waiting till snow falls.

That is about it for me just a slow day no drama at this end of the world.

Life is good

Have a great day guys.



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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/17/2016:
I do enjoy my “me days” too. Quite necessary for probably so many people. We are having a bit of really nice weather here down in NYC. Late summer weather in 80’s for the first part of the week! wahoo!

I hope your bro feels better soon. Enjoy your breakfast with him when you do have it! When do you usually get snow? Quite soon right? By month’s end up in Canada?

puddles on 10/17/2016:
Snow varies around my area it can come in November but last year we were still playing golf in December and got snow only in the week between xmas and New Year day. Never the same but snow is late in this area.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/17/2016:
P.S. - you were so RIGHT all along...you called it on two things:

1. Don't chase that guy. This has ended & I have indeed moved on. Going on a date with someone who is genuine & I know is attracted / likes me. I think he is a nice guy and look forward to potential with him. Date will be in November the 1st weekend :-D we are both on trips till then.

2. When i would complain of my former best friend, you had mentioned things...i forget exactly...but, you were right. Something along the lines of things would change between me & her. And they did.

puddles on 10/17/2016:
I was just trying to help and tell you what I could see in these situations.

Puddles - Sunday Oct 16, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

Good afternoon

This is a good relax day.  It is a slow/cloudy/rainy day perfect for doing nothing... lol.  Got up at 10:45 so unlike me but I did go to bed at almost 2 in the morning watching a movie and that could be the reason for sleeping in. 

I gave myself a facial today and intend to soak in the tub this afternoon definitely a me me me day.

Food for the day is undetermined.  I have been on the opposite side of being real hungry lately.  I am not too sure what to make of that but it is not having any effect on that damn scale.... lol   I am on a plateau again I have to wonder how long this one will last but if I stay at this for a while not as if it is a bad place to be. 

Wishing you all a great day.


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

hollybelle on 10/17/2016:
Last weekend when we stayed out until 2:00 I slept off and on almost the whole next day! Hope you are rested and ready for the week!

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