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Puddles - Wednesday Oct 01, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 267.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was good food on track and water very good.  I did have an extra snack last night which was about 200 calories but nothing that would really put me over the top of my daily intake.  I try to keep my cal. for the day between 1200 and 1500 and I was within that range.  I know that if I keep it in that range I am safe and usually can manage to loose weight with that.

I am planning our Canadian Thanksgiving which is coming very soon and my family is coming over.  It is a pretty safe meal since I will be cooking a turkey and really try to keep it on the low side no big extra stuff that is too high in calorie or things that I know are my triggers.  There will definitely be one trigger and that will be the pumkin pie but I will pick that up the morning of the day of the meal.  I will not have it overnight in my house.  The kinds always like to go home with leftovers and you can be sure that the pie will be in their care package. 

I was not going to have this but it is a tradition and I don't think I should punish them because I am on a diet.  I just have to be smart about going about doing what I have to do ahead of time and not have it all in the house too long before the meal.  It is such a powerful addition this food.  I know that part of this is learning how to be around food but I think it is a little bit too early for me to test myself and maybe I dont want to chance it yet.

Well this is about it for me for today.  This as been on my mind for a little while - well at least since I put out the invitation for the meal and today was a good day to tell you guys and vent a little.  Thank you.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 77 lbs to go!

Duaa123. on 10/01/2014:
Hope you had a great day,, you can drink a lot of water before half hour from meal.. also you can drink a green tea :-)

OhioRaven on 10/01/2014:
13 days. Try not to think about it too long. Thanksgiving is what toppled me. Then Christmas, then NewYears, then the SuperBowl... It just went on and on. Just think of it as a meal and be done with it. I'm gonna try and learn from those past holidays. Rant Over. Have a good day, Puddy.

puddles on 10/01/2014:
I also do the Xmas at my place there again it is all my planning and I do not allow people to bring anything so I am in control of it. After that I will be gone all of the Winter and no more temptation from the outside force for me. Thank you Raven.

museumgirl on 10/01/2014:
Oh, have fun! With those events, I try to make it all about the people, not the food, which is REALLY difficult with thanksgiving, since it has been made so much about food! I'm having a birthday party this weekend for our granddaughter, and I get to pick the appetizers, so there will be plenty of healthy options lol. DIL is buying a cake, and I don't care for store bought cakes, so no temptation there! Have a wonderful time planning, we still have 6 weeks or so until our Thanksgiving.

puddles on 10/01/2014:
I make also about the people but my food addiction is more powerful then I would like to admit.

museumgirl on 10/01/2014:
Oh, for the pumpkin pie, my mom, who was always counting calories, used to make herself a pumpkin custard with no crust and less sugar, so she could "indulge" a little without blowing it. I may try that this year....

puddles on 10/01/2014:
I will allow myself a sliver of pie but the rest leaves with the guests after our meal. So nice to have people willing to empty your house of food and all the num nums. LOL

biscottibody59 on 10/01/2014:
Preparing will pay off I'm sure--sounds like fun!

Puddles - Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 267.0

Good morning all

Yesterday was another perfect day food and water.

But for the grace of God I am off to a good week.  I am amazed at the lack of craving for my sweets that I love so much.  It is probably because I have not had them for such a long time and I do not take anything in my coffee.

Today have to go out and they are calling for some rain later - hoping to get my stuff done before it rains.  Since I moved here and since it is a different Province still getting some problems with the different transfers.  Had I known what I know now I probably would have stayed in Ontario.  The Provincial laws are different and just taking a long time to get everything to line up.  I always lived in Ontario and my pensions are all from Ontario and the Federal Government and the Quebec Government makes it a little bit complicated for me to settle and get all my proper papers - I am finding a lot of incompetence workers that I have had to deal with.  It is as if the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing.  Well that is my PITCHING for the day.

I am happy that the food is working out and that my water is going down finally.  I do have to figure out a few more new meals to make.  I have a lot of ideas but I know that they are definitely bad ideas because they contain a lot of my triger foods.  I do not even want to try that out - I dont feel that brave yet. 

Ok that is about it for me for today - wishing you all a great day of abstinence.



Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 77 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/30/2014:
Sounds like you are on track. Good look with all the "gubment" paperwork stuff, what a hassle! Have a great day!

Duaa123. on 09/30/2014:
Good ,,keep going:-)

OhioRaven on 09/30/2014:
Get your finger off the trigger and put the gun down. I'm drinking a whole gallon of water a day now thanks to you. Wish I had more time to talk. Gotta go.

biscottibody59 on 09/30/2014:
Good job with the loss--you're really locked in!

Keep up the good work!

Puddles - Monday Sep 29, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 267.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday food was perfect and so was the water intake.

The weigh-in was a success two more pounds.  Week 8 was good even with my terrible week 7.  I started the month of September at 272  so I lost 5 pounds this month.  I think that is a normal weight loss about one pound a week.  I know that this will probably not be the norm for all the months to come but I will take what I can while I can.

Today I start week 9 and another month.  I am as determined as I was in the beginning.  Actually I really dont see it as if I have a choice anymore because I have to loose the excess weight.  I want to have a healthier lifestyle. I have been lucky with my health - medication wise  I take none - the only obstacle is the excess weight and that I can do something about it.

I am so lucky to have all you guys to help me through this and to know that I have your support in my hard times.  I am grateful for all your help.

Have a great day.


Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 77 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/29/2014:
Great progress, congrats! You are fortunate you haven't gone down the meds road yet, it only seems to add to the problems. You are wise to try and improve your health now rather than later. I wish I can lost the weight years ago, and kept it off, too! I feel like you do...there is really no other option. you can do this, and you are an encouragement to me, as well. :) have a good day!

puddles on 09/29/2014:
I am 61 and I know at one point the meds will come but for now all is good. I only put the weight on after I injured my knee 4 years ago. I was flat on my azz for 9 months so it was sleep/eat/watch tv for about 8 months. Thank you for the encouragement.

OhioRaven on 09/29/2014:
Congratulations, Puddy. I AM sooooo proud of you. You keep me going. When times get tough I think of you guys. Keep up the great outlook.

puddles on 09/29/2014:
Thank you and it is the same for me. I was so happy to see you come back to the DD. I needed to have you guys here. You are part of my success.

Maria7 on 09/29/2014:
Congrats on doing so well. Keep up the good work. :-)

Puddles - Sunday Sep 28, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 269.0

Good morning all

Great day today and yesterday was a good day.  Food and water.

Tomorrow is weigh-in day and it is the last weigh-in for the month of September.  It will be ineresting to see what my total for the month will be. 

I look at this on a weekly and finally on a monthly basis.  I know that a slow lost is better than a fast one so I am hoping that even a small lost every month is better then a small gain in the month.  The progression of small losses will accumulate and get me to my goal.  It might take a while to get there but this is not a race to the end just the process of getting to where I want to be.

So that being said I wish everybody a great day and will post my wiegh-in tomorrow.



Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/28/2014:
Good attitude! Slow and steady wins the race, right? Good luck on the weigh in tomorrow, and have a wonderful Sunday!

biscottibody59 on 09/28/2014:
Hope you're having a good day!

Puddles - Saturday Sep 27, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 269.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was another good day food and water 7 glasses.

I really have nothing going on today.  It is the weekend so I am just going to take it easy.  I am hoping for another great day with my eating habits.  It seems to be on track but do not want to take anything for granted.  My mind could have a funny way of playing games sometimes.

I wish you all a great weekend.


Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/27/2014:
Enjoy a relaxing Saturday!

biscottibody59 on 09/27/2014:
Sounds like a good plan!

Puddles - Friday Sep 26, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 269.0

Good morning guys

All is good food on track and water 7 glasses not as good as the other day.

Yesterday was uneventful now that is not a bad thing in my case because it means no struggles or problems to solve.  I am feeling really good about my eating habits this week.  I seem to feel a sense of sanity in my eating.  I will take that if only for one day.  The alternative is just so crazy that any moment of feeling good makes it all worth while. 

My day is filled with small jobs around the house and just being a little bit lazy today.  I just want to stay in this calm state for a little while longer.

Wishing you all a great day.




Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 09/26/2014:
Yes, I agree. Sanity with our new lifestyle is always welcome. The hardest thing I found about this weight-loss thing was right between the ears. I said this last year when I was losing...thank you for reminding me. Have a good day, Puddy.

biscottibody59 on 09/26/2014:
And you can stay in that state--you're worth it and you're kicking butt girlie!

Have a good day!

puddles on 09/26/2014:
Thank you appreciate the encouragement.

Puddles - Thursday Sep 25, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 269.0

Good morning Guys

All is good food perfect and water really good 10 glasses now that in itself is a miracle.

I had unusual eating habits yesterday but the food was ok calories on track and fats low just not the regular 3 meals and a few snacks - it was a snack day - it was the food I was schedule to eat but I munched all day every few hours -  it all comes out to the same thing just was an unusual way of eating. I am grateful that by the end of the day I had not had more then I expected or was suppose to have.  I really do not why I was like that but I will chock it up to unusual.

Apart from that not much else new here.  Have to go out today and pick up some stuff and get some house work done.  I might live alone but I create more dust then a family of ten.  I just dont understanding why the house gets dirty all on its own.  The worst thing is that I can't blame anybody else for causing it.  LOL LOL

Hope you all have a great day.


Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/25/2014:
Being alone must make it difficult to plan meals, etc., but you seem to be doing ok keeping on track. I always blamed a messy house on my son, and when he moved out, it actually did stay cleaner. Now his poor wife has to deal with him, lol. Have a great day!

OhioRaven on 09/25/2014:
You are doing Great, Puddy !

Destiny65 on 09/25/2014:
Great job on eating and drinking according to plan!

biscottibody59 on 09/25/2014:
Sounds like it worked for you--good going on the water!

thinkpositive on 09/26/2014:
Sounds like a good day.

Puddles - Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 269.0

Good morning all

Yesterday another perfect day Food and Water.  This really feels great.

Their is nothing better then being abstinent from all the junk stuff.  It really works wonders on your mind and soul.  It is one day at a time and at times one meal at a time. 

I did not go out yesterday to do groceries but today have to go out because the options are eat or don't eat if I don't go out  and we all know that not eating is impossible.

I had set a goal for myself at the beginning of September of being in the mid 260s by the end of the month looking forward to seeing the results of another month.  I have to admit that my challenging week did scare me that I would fall back into my bad habits.  Fortunately I had all of you guys to encourage me that I would get back on track and to just hold on.  I am so grateful to have all of you on my side when I have a hard time trusting myself.

That is about all for me for today.  Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/24/2014:
You have great resolve! I think the support on here is the best, it has made such a difference in my determination and attitude. Keep up the good work!

biscottibody59 on 09/24/2014:
Great mindset--don't let anything stand in your way! You can do this!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/24/2014:
hey...I used to be at a point where whenever I was a lower weight on the scale, I'd binge...knowing that I "could" because I had already lost. it was the worst mindset...I wouldn't binge becausae I wanted to....but it was like the minute I saw the #, my body on autopilot was reaching for food. try to not be discourage, as well, by the # of the scale. if you do things right, it'll go down for you!

Puddles - Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 269.0

Good morning guys

I had another perfect day yesterday food and water.

I am back on track I felt as if I had lost weight this morning so I was tempted to step on the scale but resisted because I do not want to become a slave to the scale.  The ups and downs of the scale do more harm then good mentally.

We got a little bit of sun yesterday at the end of the day but we are back to cloudy again.  I do have to go out today and get some stuff for the house - that is always a challenge for me - do not want to bring home anything that will set me off.  I have to keep myself on the straight and narrow.  I should know now that some things are just not possible but I always hope I will become NORMAL whatever that means.  That normal is different for everyone.

Will only do groceries for the next 3 days and that will be good no extra stuff.  It is the only way I know how to keep myself on track.  You got to do what you got to do.  The basic list fruit, veg, protein for 3 days. 

Well that is about all for me for today.  Wishing you all have a great day.


Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 09/23/2014:
Great job resisting that scale, what a menace!

glassgirl3 on 09/23/2014:
I agree with you about the Normal thing. I love the idea of only buying 3 days worth of food, can really see how it would help with the eating plan. But my normal has to have a pantry full of food or panic sets in! We all have Our own normals to deal with. Have a good day.

puddles on 09/23/2014:
I have panic attacks if the cupboard is full of food. LOL

biscottibody59 on 09/23/2014:
Yes--do what works! Sounds like a good day yesterday--woo-hoo!

Destiny65 on 09/23/2014:
Good for you for having such a great day! Awesome!

thinkpositive on 09/23/2014:
Yes, I agree about the scale. One day down, net day up for no reason but we can't let it get to us.Have to look at the big picture.

Puddles - Monday Sep 22, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 269.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday food and water was perfect.  I knew I had to go back to doing the right stuff and everything yesterday just fell into place.  The result was one pound down and it is definitely a miracle directly from God after the week I had.  It is nice to touch the 260s nice to get into a new number. 

Today I start week 8.  I would have thought that I would have dropped more but I guess that the older you get the harder it is and the slower it is.  I am not as flexible as I use to be and not as active as I use to be.  I seem to get some aches and pains much fast if I overdo it.  I also do not want to reinjure my knee and I certainly do not want to cause myself a break anywhere.  I have been fortunate to not be on any medication of anykind at my age 61 and definitely want to keep it that way.  I know that once I get my weight down I will be able to do more and feel more confident about doing more also.  

Well here I go one more week.  Wishing you all a wonderful day.


Progress as of today: 15 lbs lost so far, only 79 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 09/22/2014:
Congrats for eating well on the weekend. I find I have so much more temptation. Good luck during your week 8.

Destiny65 on 09/22/2014:
Good job! Week 8 is also a milestone that has certainly taken commitment. Give yourself a pat on the back!

biscottibody59 on 09/22/2014:
Very good progress--here's to the next milestone!

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