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Puddles - Saturday Nov 01, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 260.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was real good food and water.

Thought I would post early since I will have a busy day before my guess get here.  I have decided to weigh-in this month on Sundays since the last day of the month of November is on a Sunday that will allow me to have a full month of weigh-ins and will not have to weigh-in twice in one week at the end of the month. 

My weigh-in is tomorrow the day after my special supper tonight.  That should be interesting. 

I wish you all a wonderful day.


Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 60 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/01/2014:
Good Luck with weigh-in.

skinnygrlwithin on 11/01/2014:
Your weigh in will go great! Just stay focused during your dinner and try not to over indulge!

museumgirl on 11/01/2014:
Have a fun day!

thinkpositive on 11/01/2014:
Hope your dinner goes well.

biscottibody59 on 11/01/2014:
Sounda like a good plan! Have a nice dinner:-)

Puddles - Friday Oct 31, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 260.0

Good Morning Guys

Yesterday was good food and water.

This is my last weigh-in for the month of October.  On the 1st it was 267 and now on the 31st it is 260 = loss of 7 pounds.  It is more then I had expected for a loss in a month.  I would have been happy with 4 to 5 pounds but I have been given a bonus this month.  I always thought that about 4 pounds was a healthy loss for a month.  The last 3 months have gone so fast.

Today will be a getting my act together here.  They are calling for a little bit of snow overnight - yes can you believe it.  I have decided to go out today instead of tomorrow morning for the last little things I need like the deadly cake in my house and pray to God that no pieces are missing by the time I put the candles on top.  LOL LOL 

Sometimes we have to take things one day at a time and some days we have to take thing one hour at a time and that is how I will get through my next few days until my guess get here. I find it so funny that things can manipulate our minds. 

That is about all for me wishing you all a wonderful day and a even greater month of November.


Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 60 lbs to go!

liza36 on 10/31/2014:
Congrats on your loss!

biscottibody59 on 10/31/2014:
You've done the work all month--I'm not surprised!

Good going!

OhioRaven on 10/31/2014:
Good Job, Puddy. I'm gonna take your One Hour at a time approach when I feel Snacky.

museumgirl on 10/31/2014:
Wow, great progress 7 pounds is a lot! good luck with the cake, those dang cakes can say such things to get us to eat them! Thank goodness no one here has a birthday again until April!

shams on 10/31/2014:
Congratulation on the lose, Hope you have a nice day.

Puddles - Thursday Oct 30, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 260.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was a little bit challenging my food is off slightly accroding to me but probably not according to anybody else my calories where a little bit higher than I usually have but my water was even better then I usually have 10 glasses.

I wish I had a reason why I got hungry yesterday but I will not spend extra energy trying to figure that out or play any guilt game with my head.

Have quite a bit to do today - weekend is getting close and if I do not want to leave everything to the last minutes and then have panic attacks and feel totally tired by the time my guess walk in.  

So I hope you all have a wonderful day and I hope that I will be able to get my stuff done and ease my mind.



Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 60 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 10/30/2014:
Yesterday is done, I am sure you are still doing great. Some days are just extra hungry, for me at least. Have a good day and have fun.

Jezebel on 10/30/2014:
I really like your attitude. How can we feel guilty if we don't do anything wrong? I need to embrace that way of thinking more. Thank you. Wishing you a productive day.

biscottibody59 on 10/30/2014:
I hope your day goes according to plan and your preparations give you some peace of mind about the party!

Puddles - Wednesday Oct 29, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 260.0

Good morning all

Yesterday was good again Food and Water.  I am grateful.

Not much to report today.  I have some work to do in the house and some prep work for the weekend.  Will be storing stuff in the freezer as soon as I can after it has cooled down.  Remove all temptation is the name of the game. 

We have been having soo many good blogs lately on this site. The older members on the site certainly have a lot of wisdom to offer especially for some of us that have been around the block a few time.  Sometimes it is the smallest comments that give us the encouragement to go on that we need.  For this I am grateful.

Wishing you all a great day.



Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 60 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 10/29/2014:
I agree, I have had a lot of good input from several people, too. It is very encouraging. You have encouraged me to drink more water, which I am finally doing, and I think it is making a difference. Have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/29/2014:
Hi Fran! glad to see you are doing well. removing temptation helps so much. I try to keep lots of vegetables in my fridge. and when I know it's low on them, I look forward to getting back to the food store to replenish. it's one of my main ways of staying on track!

skinnygrlwithin on 10/29/2014:
Getting temptation out of the house is always a great idea! And yes... it's always good to hear different perspectives from people who have been around for awhile. We're always learning and growing!

biscottibody59 on 10/29/2014:
Have a good afternoon yourself:-)

OhioRaven on 10/29/2014:
You are a great encouragement to me, Puddy.

Puddles - Tuesday Oct 28, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 260.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was another perfect day food and water.

I am so grateful.  Life is being good to me.  Today I need to get out and start doing the shopping for my weekend birthday party for my sister-in-law.  Will need to do some cooking and baking.  Baking will be done only on Saturday morning do not trust myself with that cake in the house.  It is better to be safe then sorry.  The main meal will be lasagna - galic bread - a ceasor salad.  That is a safe meal for me.  Leftover will leave with the guests.  Definitely the cake will not remain in the house.  Eventhough I have not had sugars for a while I do not want to tempt myself. 

So that is my plan for today.  I am hoping to keep myself on track again today. 

Wishing you all a great and healthy day.


Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 60 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 10/28/2014:
Great plans, sounds like you are doing well. :)

skinnygrlwithin on 10/28/2014:
You've been doing great and it sounds like your well in control of yourself... planning and being smart not to tempt yourself. Keep it up!!

biscottibody59 on 10/28/2014:
You've got a good plan--I'm sure that will keep you on your track! You're doing well:-)

thinkpositive on 10/28/2014:
Lucky sister-in-law, sounds like a good party.

Puddles - Monday Oct 27, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 260.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was perfect food and water.

I had my wiegh-in this morning and did not believe it so I decided I would have my coffee and reweigh myself and I was not imagining it.  I am down 3 pds.  I am as suprised as anybody else.  It is a lot for one week.  I would understand it if it were the first or second week of being on my plan but in week 12 it is unusual for me.  It is what it is.  I will be reweighing myself later this week 30th October so that I can have a monthly number to compare to the other months.  It is my system and how I look at it.

I was so touched by some of the postings yesterday.  There are a lot of wonderful people on this site that are struggling with all different issues and that makes me feel like I am at the right place.  We all have friends that will listen and go along and be patient with us but some of them cannot understand our struggles because they are Normal people.  They are good friends but cannot really understand how we are wired.  We are just different and that is not a bad thing it is what makes us. 

I am grateful to be here and I wish you all a great week.



Progress as of today: 24 lbs lost so far, only 60 lbs to go!

Jezebel on 10/27/2014:
That's wonderful. I'm genuinely happy for you. I haven't told a single person I'm dieting *again*.

puddles on 10/27/2014:
I have done that also simply because I felt that if I told somebody it might just work against me and I would fail again. I am really glad you are on this site.

OhioRaven on 10/27/2014:
This is Great News, Puddy. You've earned it !

skinnygrlwithin on 10/27/2014:
I'm so excited for you and your weight loss... it's such an amazing accomplishment, and something to be proud of because of all the hard work it took to get there.

biscottibody59 on 10/27/2014:
Excellent progress--keep up the good work!

Puddles - Sunday Oct 26, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 263.0

Good Afternoon Guys

Yesterday was perfect food and water.


It is so nice to have a perfect days there was no craving and I actually did not even feel hungry at all all day.  I had my meal but it was because I knew I had to have food and I knew that I did not want my body to feel it was being starved.  It is definitely a gift to have a day like that you know the "Normal feeling".  I dont get this too often. 

Got up real early this morning and decided to go back to bed and I just got up now.  This will disrupt my night today just to be expected I guess. 

Not doing anything today major relax day.  Tomorrow is weigh-in day.  We will see what that give.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 63 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 10/26/2014:
Sounds like a winner--all around!

OhioRaven on 10/26/2014:
Normal is good ! Have a good weigh-in, Puddy.

thinkpositive on 10/26/2014:
I've had the no cravings days more often when I stay away from sugar & flour and watch my carbs. It does take some planning.

Puddles - Saturday Oct 25, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 263.0

Good morning guys

All was good yesterday food and water.

I really don't have too much going on today.  I am just going to keep on doing what I am doing.  Monday is weight in but I will also be weighing in again just before the end of the month - just for the monthly total. 

I am hoping by the time I leave for the Winter I will be close to 250 that would be really nice.  I know that is a lot to ask in 2 1/2 months.  I did say close to 250.  I am actually debating bringing my scale this Winter on hollidays.  I know that is a little bit radical but I will be away over 3 months time and not weighing myself at all is a little bit scary.  You guys have any opinion on this.

Hoping you have a great day.



Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 63 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 10/25/2014:
As I've said on other posts, I think goals are good, even if we don't reach them, we make progress. If it were me, I'd bring the scale, but that's just me. I think I would worry more if I didn't weigh for 3 months. Have a great Saturday

OhioRaven on 10/25/2014:
Yes, I would definitely take the scale.

biscottibody59 on 10/25/2014:
I'd take it too--it's not like you're going to be gone for a couple of weeks:-)

Have a great day and keep up the good work--as always!

Puddles - Friday Oct 24, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 263.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was good food and water.

It might be unusual to say this but it seem to be getting easier and maybe that is just a period of grace that I am having.  I really don't care what it is but it feel good not to have that constant worry or craving.  The biggest one was the sugars but I am finding that at this time I don't get those anymore.  I actually feel unusual when I do have some sugar like the pumkin pie I had at thanksgiving I did not want to have a second piece or even eat the entire pie.  

Today will be a normal day not much going on. Got my errands done yesterday and I am good now for another 4 days.  I am working on planning my next cheat (on a low calorie budget).  I actually enjoy figuring out how I will do it and how can I get away with it with the least calories.  This allows me to look forward to something plus challenge me to use my creativity in getting it to be as good as I can make it.  In the meantime it helps me to be abstinent of all the other craving I might be thinking about.


Hoping you have a great day.



Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 63 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 10/24/2014:
Studies have shown that sugar is more addictive than cocaine ... so yes once you finally kick that sugar habit it's amazing how much you just don't think about it or miss it! Keep it up!!

museumgirl on 10/24/2014:
I found the same with sugar - if I avoid it, it actually doesn't make me feel that good anymore when I do have it. Congrats on conquering the cravings, that's awesome! )

Puddles - Thursday Oct 23, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 263.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was good food and water on track.

Got an e-mail today and found out that one of my girlfriends is taking her retirement early.  We are getting together at the end of November to celebrate.  We are 5 regular friends that have been together for about 25 years and we are going to be 3 retired now.  It will be nice.  She also will be leave at the same time as me for Winter and will be able to visit her while I am away. 

Today I do have to go out the house getting pretty empty of food.  Tomorrow I go for coffee with my son since he is still working out of his home because of his shingles.  He is feeling better now and it has started to dry up a bit. 

Apart from that all is good and I wish you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost so far, only 63 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 10/23/2014:
Enjoy your day!

museumgirl on 10/23/2014:
Sounds like a good day, have fun shopping and with your son.

biscottibody59 on 10/23/2014:
Hope your day is going well too!

thinkpositive on 10/24/2014:
Sounds like a great day. Isn't retirement the best!!

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