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Puddles - Monday May 06, 2013
Weight: 248.9

Good afternoon

Water yesterday real low and food was good.

Weigh-in was good .5 of pound down.  Not much but definitely better then my past month.  I have hope that I am finally over the plateau stage that has been the problem.  It works to just keep doing what you are suppose to do and eventually you get results. 

I went over to my friends place yesterday and was certainly tempted with all sorts of stuff but just knowing that my weigh-in was this morning kept me honest and true to myself.  It has been such a struggle that cheating was just not an option.  To work hard and to throw it away for one day of indulgence does not make sense to me anymore.  I really accept the fact that the big drops in weight is not as important as having a consistent drop little by little.  I feel as good about a small weigh loss as a big one at this stage.

Thank you guys for the encouragement over the last month.


Progress as of today: 31.1 lbs lost so far, only 58.9 lbs to go!

JBGirl on 05/06/2013:
Puddles! So very proud of you. It really is liberating to say no and do the healthier thing. GOOD JOB! I tell myself that the time will come to have some indulgences, but not yet, I have a goal to meet, once there then I will get that treat, if I really even want it. Or maybe I will just want some skinny jeans and a sleeveless blouse instead?

Puddles on 05/06/2013:
Thanks for the good job. I think the skinny jeans should be the treat. I would not want to start rewarding myself with food again. Indulgences of that nature would surely send me back to where I started. It has to be a lifelong decision to eat healthier.

Tangalyn~ on 05/06/2013:
yayyyyy! so happy for u.. congrats on ur loss! have a great day!

Puddles on 05/06/2013:
Thank you Tang.

V on 05/06/2013:
AWESOME!! Congrats on your loss :) Have a wonderful evening girl!

biscottibody59 on 05/06/2013:
Good job on your loss--here's to more good ones!

OhioRaven on 05/06/2013:
Good Job on resisting temptations, Puddy ! I'm proud of you. You're making our Monday group proud too.

Puddles on 05/06/2013:
Thank you

Puddles - Sunday May 05, 2013
Weight: 249.4

Good morning

Water low again 6 glasses.  Food was OK.

Weigh-in tomorrow.  I dont feel as if I have lost any but we will see.

Lazy day today.  My energy seem to be all used up. 

Did not go out and do groceries yesterday so I have to do that today.  Running low on the good food. (veg and fruits)

I want to make a soup with all my older vegetable great way to use them up.

That is about it - not much going on here today.  I am having a nice sunny day.  It is hot again today 78 degrees..

Have a great day and a wonderful Sunday.


Progress as of today: 30.6 lbs lost so far, only 59.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/05/2013:
Have a good day, Puddy.

JBGirl on 05/05/2013:
I'm glad it is sunny where you are! In NC it is overcast and too cool for the season. I love heat! Enjoy your soup, sounds good today!

Puddles - Saturday May 04, 2013
Weight: 249.4

Good morning

Water was good yesterday 8 glasses - well at least more than the day before -  Food was good also.

Accomplish what I had to do yesterday and definitely had a well deserved long nap in the afternoon.

Today will be a slower day.  I thought today was going to be a me me day but still have a few little things to do but not much.  I do have to go out and get some groceries.  I promise myself that Sunday will be my relax day.

Apart from that not much else new.  We are having beautiful weather.

Have a great day guys.


Progress as of today: 30.6 lbs lost so far, only 59.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/04/2013:
sometimes we need days to relax! i find myself sometimes yearning for one. for me, this weekend we definitely be slower than the past one. I will do the same next week :-D

grannyannie on 05/04/2013:
Lucky you with beautiful weather! :) Enjoy your weekend, Fran.

Puddles - Friday May 03, 2013
Weight: 249.4

Good morning

Water was low 7 glasses - food was ok did not concentrate too much on scheduled meals.  Odd day.  I did not overdo but really a weird day.

I had a banana early in the day and then later I had my cereal with yogurt and then in the evening while I was to tired to cook so I had tomatoe soup with crackers for dinner.   Not conventional eating but it was OK. 

Let me tell you about my day.  The guys came in at 8:00 am to put in the window.  I had already removed all the curtains and blinds.  They were really good about covering up the floor and cleaning up after themselves.  I never thought that it would create so much fine dust with the cutting on the frame to make everything fit.   So by the time they left I had a fine dust all over.  I love open concept areas except when it comes to doing work because it all gets dirty.  I was so dead tired I when to bed early and now I am up early - I will have my coffee and start cleaning again.  Now this is the final mile - no more renovations.  The people that will buy this place will have nothing to do unless they do not like the colour of the new paint.   I hate being so picky in the details that I drive myself crazy but I cannot put up with looking at something day in  day out if it stands out as not right.  Of course it is probably just not right to my eyes only as I have been told several times.  LOL 

Well that is about it for me for today.  Will try to eat better today and drink more water.


Progress as of today: 30.6 lbs lost so far, only 59.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/03/2013:
Morning, Puddy. Have a relaxing day for yourself. Take care.

Puddles on 05/03/2013:
Tomorrow Raven would not be able to relax in a house so messy. I will take a me me me me day soon.

grannyannie on 05/03/2013:
Glad you are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! I know about new windows and the dust - we had 19 installed 3 years ago!

Have a good day, Fran!

OhioRaven on 05/03/2013:
Ok, Puddy. I'll try to do better on my water cause you told me to. This "Foraging" thing is something that is keeping me interested in what I eat and to keep losing weight and to eat, well, healthier. Give me a French word to look up.

Puddles on 05/03/2013:
Cornemuse - tell me what it is.

biscottibody59 on 05/03/2013:
Sounds like a really great day!

OhioRaven on 05/03/2013:
I think It's a bagpipe.

Puddles on 05/03/2013:
Your right. You get an A for that.

V on 05/03/2013:
Thank goodness your renovations are done! After clean up you can kick back and relax :) Have a good weekend!

Puddles - Thursday May 02, 2013
Weight: 249.4

Good morning guys

Water low again 7glasses and food good.

This will be a fast post today. I found out yesterday around 4pm that they are coming today to put in my new livingroom picture window.  I am looking forward to seeing that all done.  Another thing done on the house after today.

Will post later after all is done or if not tomorrow will catch you up on the news.


Progress as of today: 30.6 lbs lost so far, only 59.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/02/2013:
Great ! You'll have a nice big view of the world. Now go out and enjoy it. Have a great day, Puddy.

Tangalyn~ on 05/02/2013:
Enjoy ur new window :D that is exciting!

biscottibody59 on 05/02/2013:
So are you having a new hole for a window cut out or just replacing one?

Have a great afternoon!

Puddles on 05/02/2013:
Just replacing one.

V on 05/02/2013:
Have a good one :)

Puddles - Wednesday May 01, 2013
Weight: 249.4

Good morning

Water low again about 7 or 8 glasses.  Food was good yesterday.

I certainly did not loose much in  April - totally flat month.  No ups no downs.  Just one of those months.  I hope that the month of May will be more productive.  I am not going to stress about it because it is just one month out of the rest of my life.  I think that eventually if I keep doing what I am doing it will just start going down again.   It is definitely a healthier way of living.  I am not looking at this as if it is a race - if I do it becomes a diet and not a life choice.

I made my favorite dish yesterday and now I have food for the next two days.  I enjoy my cabbage dish.

We have sunshine - yesterday was suppose to be rain - well we did get a little bit of rain but it turned sunny in the PM.  Today the sun is shining and it will be in the 60s today.   I think that Spring/Summer might just be getting here finally.

Hope you all have a great day and a wonderful month of May.


Progress as of today: 30.6 lbs lost so far, only 59.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/01/2013:
Mornin, Puddy. I didn't get any DDcabbage yesterday, but I have some frozen and in the fridge. I hear you loud and clear on this lifestyle thing. I think I'm finally embracing it, now that I have gardening and foraging. I'm putting dandelion flowers and wild onions in my soup every week now. On a sadder note, I just found out my LOL has a brother in Chicago who just died of brain cancer. I thought of your Brother in Law and prayed again for the Holy Spirit to be with Him, you and your family. I hope everything is good with you. Take care Puddy.

Puddles on 05/01/2013:
Thank you Raven I have been trying to get my brain around the accepting of the fact that it will soon be reality and that one more of our little family will no longer be with us in life but always in our memories.

grannyannie on 05/01/2013:
No, you're right, it's not a race. It doesn't happen overnight. And weight that comes off slowly is more likely to stay off. Have a fabulous day, Fran!

IndependentEm93 on 05/01/2013:
Have a great day!

getmebackto150 on 05/01/2013:
I hope you have a good day!!

V on 05/01/2013:
So happy to hear that you are getting some warmer sunny weather! Have a good evening :)

Puddles - Tuesday Apr 30, 2013
Weight: 249.4

Good morning

Water low again 7 glasses.  Food was real good yesterday.

Rain rain rainy day.  It is foggy I can't even see the trees in the front of my livingroom window.

I woke up hungry this morning so I started with a banana with my coffee.  It did the trick.  Usually not that hungry early in the morning.  I did go to bed early last night so that could have something to do with it.  Anyway hoping for another good day and also hoping my water will be back up at least 8 glasses.

Not much planned for today a few little things around the house and that is it.

Making my Puddy dish today.

Hope you all have a great day.


Progress as of today: 30.6 lbs lost so far, only 59.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/30/2013:
I Love my Puddy Dish. I really look forward to it.

grannyannie on 04/30/2013:
I find bananas the most filling fruit. You're still good on water. Ok, what is a Puddy dish?

Puddles on 04/30/2013:
- canned tomatoes(diced/stewed/whole) which ever you want. - precooked meat of your choice. -onion -peppers/red/green/yellow/orange whichever one you want -cauliflower -shredded cabbage -whatever other veg you want to put in there. - cover let it simmer until cabbage steamed and veg are all cooked You can add whatever seasoning you want

Puddles on 04/30/2013:
I have also done instead of meat beans/lentils.

IndependentEm93 on 04/30/2013:
Have a great day!

grannyannie on 04/30/2013:
Sounds good, Fran.

hollybelle on 04/30/2013:
I love banana for a snack. Very filling and usually satisfies me. Hope you had a good day! Have heard they are a perfect food, but I don't know what that is based on exactly!

Puddles - Monday Apr 29, 2013
Weight: 249.4

Good morning all

Water 8 glasses - food was good.

Weigh-in - up .1 go figure considering the work I did last week.   It probably has a lot to do with not having a real routine.  Food and water - low water some days and food a little bit off.  It is also not good when you forget to eat and then have a late meal because you have been working all day and then go to bed. 

My goal for this week is to stick to my routine - food and water and see what next weigh-in does.  April has been a really unusual month wieght wise. 

In May I plan a little trip to Ottawa to see my son - that could be tricky but I think I have learned a few things in the past few months that will get me through that time.

Home you all have a great week and a wonderful day.


Progress as of today: 30.6 lbs lost so far, only 59.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/29/2013:
.1 is not much at all. Basically you just stayed the same. I take all my scale readings with a grain of salt - fluid is tricky.

Enjoy the trip to see your son. I'm visiting my family in Michigan in June/July. Miss my granddaughters although we Skype often, not the same though.

Have a good week.

IndependentEm93 on 04/29/2013:
Have a great day!

graindart on 04/29/2013:
I've always associated out of town trips with food. While I tend to go overboard with eating on trips, it's actually the before and after that really hurts me. My vacation eating usually starts a couple days before the actual trip and usually lasts for several days after returning.

OhioRaven on 04/29/2013:
Sorry to hear about your Brother-in-law. I'm sure the family is really hurting and I'm praying for them now. Traveling mercy for you on the trip. Enjoy the time you have with everyone. Take good care, God bless you, Puddy.

V on 04/29/2013:
Yeah even if you are busy, make sure that you get some nourishment in during the day, it will def throw off your metabolism..I am sure you that little gain will be history.. Have a good week Fran :)

thinkpositive on 04/29/2013:
I agree about sticking to a routine. I do much better during the week when I'm preparing my own meals.

Puddles - Sunday Apr 28, 2013
Weight: 249.3

Good Morning all

Water was good yesterday 9 glasses and food a little bit off.

Tomorrow is weigh-in day.  I dont feel as if I lost anything eventhough I have been working hard in the house on all my odd jobs. 

We are having a wonderful sunny day probably up to 70 today.  I should not get too excited - rain for the next 4 days but mild.  Summer must be around the corner. 

Yesterday I had a real relax day - pampered myself.

Today do grocery  for next week.

So that is about all that is going on today for me.  Hope you all have a great day.


Progress as of today: 30.7 lbs lost so far, only 59.3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/28/2013:
Jealous of your temp! Have a great week. Hope the scale shows a loss.

biscottibody59 on 04/28/2013:
Sounds like a good day for recharging! Keep up the good work!

Puddles - Saturday Apr 27, 2013
Weight: 249.3

Good morning

Water was low again 7 maybe 8 glasses not to sure.  Food was good.

Well got so much done yesterday.  I just kept a normal pace do stuff/take a break.  I only have 3 more things to do on my list (small stuff).  It sure does feel good.  It is a good thing something feels good because my body is telling me 'GIRL ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL YOURSELF'  LOL LOL  I do have aches and pains today but I am taking a day off - will soak in the tub and pamper myself for today.  Actually I think I will take the weekend off.  It is weird to say that when you dont work anymore because everyday is a weekend.  LOL

We are having a beautiful sunny but cool day today.  Tomorrow rain.  It is nice to see the sun.  

Well I will talk to you guys tomorrow.  Hoping you all have a wonderful day.


Progress as of today: 30.7 lbs lost so far, only 59.3 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 04/27/2013:
Sounds good--keep up the good work!

grannyannie on 04/27/2013:
Nice to get your to-do list down, isn't it? I know what you mean about every day being a weekend. I've been retired a few years. :)

OhioRaven on 04/27/2013:
Enjoy you Pamper ! Glad to see you got a lot done. Hope warmer weather finds you.

Tangalyn~ on 04/27/2013:
enjoy ur day :)

thinkpositive on 04/28/2013:
Hope you had a good pamper day.

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