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Puddles - Friday Apr 26, 2013
Weight: 249.3

Good Monring

Water was low 7 glasses and my food a little bit off.

I have not been taking the time to concentrate on my water and food as much lately.  I am concentrating too much on getting my work done.  By the time it is time for me to cook I dont put as much heart into preparing my food.  It is temporary.  Not to worry.  Right now the work has to get done and the rest will fall into place. 

I got so much done yesterday it was amazing.  Although the work is done in phases it is all taking shape.  I might not be able to do it as fast but everything is good.  Today will be another day of getting things done.  My list is getting shorter. 

Today I will do better on making myself good meals and on time and make sure I will drink all my water.  It is hard to explain but I dont feel as well when I dont drink my water and have healthy food.  The grab on the run kind of food just does not do it for me anymore.  I have to feel that I have had a meal or I feel empty.  I dont want to go back to 10 meals a day.  There is a lot to be said about keeping a routine.  

We got another snow storm yesterday and it lasted for two hours solid heavy snow fall - big snowflakes.  Of course it did not stay on the ground too long but it was discouraging to see it fall.  There was a substantial accumulation on my car again.  Today is rain.  Please Summer come.

This is about all that is new in this part of the world.  Have a great day and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


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

Kati on 04/26/2013:
I don't have a problem with water intake - this, normally when I work out. I do have on Sundays though. And thirst can be so easily mistaken with hunger!!!

OhioRaven on 04/26/2013:
Way to stay, at getting your work done. Keep at it. My water was way low too. Sending warm wishes your way. Have a Great Day, Puddy.

hollybelle on 04/26/2013:
There's a lot of satisfaction on getting your work done on time! I am drinking water right now - still building up, but more than ever before already! I wanted a diet coke with my lunch - mexican food - but I resisted! I know what you mean when you said you don't feel as well when you aren't drinking water and eating healthy. It is so true! Sorry for more snow, I guess - spoke to someone yesterday at work who was in Northern Minnesota and he said Sunday they got 11 inches more of snow!

V on 04/26/2013:
Happy to hear you got alot accomplished! Have a wonderful weekend Fran :)

Puddles - Thursday Apr 25, 2013
Weight: 249.3

Good morning

Water good 8 glasses and food on track.

Yesterday was busy eventhough I said I would keep it on the slow and low labour.  My body is failing me.  I hate working the way I have to work.  I do stuff and have to take a break for 30 minutes then do more work and take another break.  I must have gone up and down on my stepladder at least 50 time yesterday - at least.  I am not good with heights so I am real careful and also real careful because that is how I injured my knee.  Got a lot done and today will get more done on the slow and low labour schedule of mine.  

I am 60 yrs old never had to go to the hospital except for the birth of my son - my health has been great - I take absolutely no medication for anything.  Last year really did me in with my knee injury.  I  know I should be greatful about being healthy for so long but but but I really have no patience with my body not  being able to do what I could do just a year or so ago.  Anyway I am just venting.  

Thank your for listening to my bitc.. bitc... bitc...ing time. Have a great day will talk to you later.


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

OhioRaven on 04/25/2013:
DANG ! PUDDY ! Tell us how you really feel :v) Have a Good Day, Honey !

skinnygrlwithin on 04/25/2013:
No need to apologize... that's what we're here for... to listen. You're definitely lucky to not have injured yourself to this point, and I know it's frustrating to be limited by your own body... but just take your time so you can come back strong.

Puddles on 04/25/2013:
Thanks. My mind is 29 yrs old but my body does not believe that LOL.

Tangalyn~ on 04/25/2013:
i know what its like to feel like ur body is failing and holding u back :( its a terrible feeling.. sounds like u still manage to be a determined and hard worker through it all tho, so thats good! dont over do it, hope u have a wonderful day!

Puddles on 04/25/2013:
I am too darn hard headed to just lie down and die. LOL I am just refusing to accept it without a fight. LOL

V on 04/25/2013:
Sorry that your body is not cooperating..Take it easy girl <3

Puddles - Wednesday Apr 24, 2013
Weight: 249.3

Good morning

Water was good yesterday but ordered in pizza was way to tired to cook anything.  No big deal.

I feel like 100 today.  I have to touch up my crown molding with the white paint and clean and put everything back together.  I woke up with lower back pain and my knee is acting up.  I will take everything slow and easy and if it takes me a week to finish this off or even two weeks so be it.  I really do not want to  hurt my knee again.  It will never be the way it was before.  I cannot push it. 

I hope you all have a great day.  Take care.


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

OhioRaven on 04/24/2013:
You'll be back in the swing in no time. Take it easy today. You'll do good.

V on 04/24/2013:
Hope your knee feels better!!

getmebackto150 on 04/24/2013:
Sometimes a treat like pizza gets it out of your system so you are ultra focused the next day! Hope your knee feels better soon!!

IndependentEm93 on 04/24/2013:
Have a great day!

biscottibody59 on 04/24/2013:
I must say you're really getting after it with your house--good going!

Take care of the knee too!

grannyannie on 04/24/2013:
Have a great day and take of that knee, Fran.

Puddles - Tuesday Apr 23, 2013
Weight: 249.3

Good morning

Water low yesterday 7 glasses but food was excellent.

Today is a busy day.  Expecting the painter will be here in about one hour.  My place looks like such a mess again.  I put it together and take it down and then start all over again when something else has to be done.  Nice this is the last thing that has to be done.  Finally........ thank God.

This is about all I have for today.  Will catch up with you later or if too busy tomorrow.  I wish you all a great day.  Probably will not get to all your posts today.  Will do that tomorrow or in the next few days. 


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

OhioRaven on 04/23/2013:
Have a Good Day, Puddy !

grannyannie on 04/23/2013:
Will be great when you get everything done in the house! Have a great day, Fran.

IndependentEm93 on 04/23/2013:
Have a great day!

supercheese on 04/23/2013:
what color? wheres the paint going? Have a good one!

Puddles on 04/23/2013:
the wall are a dark taupy grey and the crown molding is white and the ceiling is a lighter grey - real nice effect on the rooms LR DR Kitchen walls and ceilings. It really looks nice with my cherry wood floors.

getmebackto150 on 04/23/2013:
Just keep remembering how great it will look when its all done!!

OhioRaven on 04/23/2013:
Good night, Puddy.

hollybelle on 04/23/2013:
Painting is such (almost) instant gratification. Makes everything fresh and nice again. Your color scheme sounds beautiful. Hope you had a good day - I did well on my water today.

Puddles - Monday Apr 22, 2013
Weight: 249.3

Good morning all

My water was real good and actually lost track of how many I had but way over 8 glasses.  My food is on track and seems to be easy right now.  With all that said my scale refuses to move.  I have decided to just keep on doing what I am doing since I am not overdoing in any way.  I will stare the scale down until it decided to start going down again.  THE STARE  lol lol.

The 240s are giving me a hard time but I will not let them win - eventually if I keep doing the right thing it can do nothing else then go down.  Determination.   I know I am not doing anything wrong so it is just a phase where my body is taking a break and I can respect that.  

So today is another busy day - did not get as much as I wanted to get done yesterday and thats ok.  It all has to be done for tomorrow because the painter is in tomorrow.  I always work better with a deadline.  Starting week 15.

I 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 04/22/2013:
LOL. You just stare down that scale and make it do what it should! Think I'll try that.

V on 04/22/2013:
Good Morning :) A great day to you as well!

hollybelle on 04/22/2013:
Give that scales 'the look' and keep on going! You are RIGHT, science will win out and you will have a loss if you do not lose heart and keep doing what you are doing! Go, Puddles! It is funny - I haven't been thinking about food/exercise, if I lose or gain for a couple - 3 days or so and this morning I put on my same old pants (which had been a bit tight in the waist and through the hips and they are very comfortably loose. Even when I got to work and sat down. Same thing with a fitted shirt-blouse that I am wearing today - sometime I swear if I just relax a bit and do the right things, but don't think about it so much my body decides to relase some pounds when I am not looking - LOL! Hang in there! You are doing great! 31 lbs in 14 weeks - WOW!

Supercheese on 04/22/2013:
hahaha hope it moves!! darn plateau, know it allll too well....Im sure just changing something small will make it move. good luck!

getmebackto150 on 04/22/2013:
Plateaus can be so frustrating, but you have the right attitude... I try to tell myself a plateau is just my body getting ready for a big loss!!! Have a good day:)

Tangalyn~ on 04/22/2013:
such a great attitude, even thru the tough times.. u r such an inspiration! have a wonderful day!!

OhioRaven on 04/22/2013:
I have to (((echo)))...(((echo)))...(((echo))) everyone else on here. Don't be hard on yourself, keep doing your thing, sounds.like this just happens, GREAT ATTITUDE, and one of my own "At least you didn't gain anything ! " :v) Have a Great Day, Puddy.

Puddles - Sunday Apr 21, 2013
Weight: 249.3

Good morning

water back up to 10 glasses - food on track but had more protein then I had planned for on my plan. 

I had a toss and turn night.  Tried 3 times to go to bed and had no success.  I finally decided to stay off the last time at 6:00 a.m.  I will plan a nap later on.  Just one of those nights.  I have no big plans for today. 

We have sunshine today - still cool/cold but no snow or rain for a few days. 

This week will be busy.  Tomorrow I have to take down all my stuff on the walls and put all my furniture in the middle in the living room because the painter is coming in to do my ceilings in living/dining room and kitchen.   I will only have to replace the ceiling fan and finally put it back together and another job will be finished and getting closer to the "for sale sign".   The people buying the place will have nothing to do - unless they do not like the colour then that will be their problem not mine.  I have picked a modern but neutral colour. 

That is about all for me for today on my posting.  I hope you all have a great Sunday.



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

grannyannie on 04/21/2013:
Hope you get some rest. You've got a lot to do getting your house ready to sell. Good luck, Fran.

OhioRaven on 04/21/2013:
Mornin' Puddy. You beat my post by 2 minutes. Sorry you can't sleep. I'm gonna try some exercise today. Along with gardening. Hope I don't put a gain on out weigh-in tomorrow because I have done NOTHING for exercise all week. TTYL8R.

Puddles on 04/21/2013:
Good luck tomorrow. Don't put all that pressure on yourself you have not been well for a week.

Tangalyn~ on 04/21/2013:
hope u can get some good rest soon..

Puddles - Saturday Apr 20, 2013
Weight: 249.3

Good morning all

My water is good 8 glasses hoping to bring it up and my food is right on track.

Woke up to a snow storm and they are cleaning out our parking lot of snow.  I will be staying in today.  I refuse to clean that car off one more time.

Apart from that everything is good.  Dont have much to say today but if I get something else later I will post.

Have a great day.


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

V on 04/20/2013:
Sorry that you guys got more snow :( Hope this doesn't deter you from any plans you may have for the weekend..Have a great day as well Fran :)

Puddles on 04/20/2013:
With this snow I have no plans that are going to take me out into all that white s h i t. LOL Have a great weekend.

grannyannie on 04/20/2013:
When will the snow stop over there?! We still have it on top of the mountains here. Have a good day.

Puddles on 04/20/2013:
Actually it has been a very unusual Winter. I am just about one hour north of the Michigan border so you would know what northern Michigan is like. Just one of those years. Global warming is a farce.

OhioRaven on 04/20/2013:
Hi, Puddy. Same as last night. Woke up at 3:30, hack, hack, hack. Took more syrup, nightmares till I got up around 6.

I gotta tell ya. I thought our weather in Ohio really sucked till I met you :v) your diet, water and attitude are looking good. Youre gonna have to pick me up.Hope I don't mess up our Monday weigh-in. Have a good day, Puddy.

Puddles on 04/20/2013:
How can you mess up with your track record. It is something to look up to. Just concentrate on taking care of that cough/hack. Wishing you a great night of sleep and keeping you in my prayers.

MzLovely on 04/20/2013:
Wow, snow...and here I am dreading the 90+ degree weather coming up this next week

Puddles on 04/20/2013:
i would gladly trade with you just for one weekend. It would work miracles for my mood. LOL

Puddles - Friday Apr 19, 2013
Weight: 249.3

Good morning all

Yesterday was a very good day 8 glasses of water a little low and my food was right on.

I am having a wonderful week - feeling real good and now if only the weather could co-operate that  would just make it absolutely perfect.  Expecting snow/rain mixture today. 

My food is basically about the same - cereal/fruit/yogurt - main dish for L/D will be lots of veg and one protein and probably in some kind of tomatoe sauce.  I enjoy keeping it simple.  Boring cooking for one.

Hope you all have a great day.





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

OhioRaven on 04/19/2013:
All week I feel like crap morning/evening, but it seems like 10am till 6pm I'm in really good shape. If I went to the Dr, they would think I'm faking it. Your post looks real good this morning Puddy...Take care.

Puddles on 04/19/2013:
Thank you Raven. I really have been feeling as if I am totally back on track. Hoping for a great Monday morning weigh-in. Now that would be the ultimate feel good. I do feel I have been on some kind of a plateau and fell I might just have broken through this week.

getmebackto150 on 04/19/2013:
SO happy to hear you are having a great week!!! Hope today is great too:)

OhioRaven on 04/19/2013:
At the Dr's office. Will know something soon, and let you know.

Puddles on 04/19/2013:
Thank you. good luck

OhioRaven on 04/19/2013:
I got 5 prescriptions . Cough syrup, Zpak, an inhaler, Singulair, and something called Medrol. Hope to get back to "Normal" again soon. Thanks for your concern, Puddy.

Puddles on 04/19/2013:
Obviously they did not think you were faking it. 5 medications sound like serious lung congestion. You take care a hoping you get a good night of sleep that is worth a lot when you are not well. Take care Raven. Talk to you tomorrow.

Tangalyn~ on 04/19/2013:
glad ur week has been good.. hope it continues :)

Puddles - Thursday Apr 18, 2013
Weight: 249.3

Good morning

Water good only 8 glasses and food on track.

Up early again - went to bed early enough but could not get a full night of sleep - will probably have to go for a nap later this morning.  I really hate having to get my night of sleep in two phases.  If I could just put up with a little bit of toss and turn maybe I would fall back asleep but it so frustrates me to have to do that  and it just makes it worst.

Yesterday was a real good day.  Did my walking exercise but got only 12 minutes not so good but much better than nothing and also did my arm exercise and still can't bet to 5 minutes on the 7 minutes vedio.  I have a hard time doing 4 minutes.  It will all work out eventually.  Just keep on doing it.

So we are expecting another storm could either be rain or snow.  It would be a stay in day but I have to go pick up my income tax form from the accountants office and have them send it off.  Of course still owe some this year.  I really dont understand this - when I was working I never paid any now that I am retired I pay every year.  I really think that when you retire you should be exempt of having to owe taxes at the end of each year because your salary is less.  I dont mind paying my part but honestly - dont have enough deductions I guess.  I am too healthy - no medication to declare.  I take no medication at all so that really is good and bad.  Good health wise but bad income tax wise. 

Anyway I have done my b**ching for the day.  Hope you all have great day and I will post later if anything else major happens. 


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

OhioRaven on 04/18/2013:
Ha-ha...ahhhh, Taxes...

getmebackto150 on 04/18/2013:
Yay for a good day yesterday!!!! Have a great day:)

OhioRaven on 04/18/2013:
I woke at 2am. Took more cough syrup. Coughed for 1/2 hour. Finnaly drifted back off. Thanks for your concern.

Umpqua on 04/18/2013:
Looks like you are slowly building up the exercises, great work!

V on 04/18/2013:
Awesome progress with your workouts!! Hope that you have a good day Fran :)

Puddles - Wednesday Apr 17, 2013
Weight: 249.3

Good morning

Water on track only 8 glasses and food on track.

Yesterday was a little bit unusual - I was tired in the afternoon so I decided to have a nap and when I got up I was just so sick to my stomach.  I was not able to keep food down - now that is really rare for me. LOL   I had a good night of sleep and this morning seems to be Ok.  I have to admit my stomach is not to solid it seems it could go either way. Good or Bad.  Coffee seems to be staying down so that is good.

We are having a mild not hot sunny day.  Maybe today is the day that Spring kicks in. LOL  I have no plans for today will just play it by ear and see how I feel and how it goes.

My food ressembles a lot like yesterday as far as for my daily menu.

Hope you all have a great day.


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

getmebackto150 on 04/17/2013:
Hope your stomach gets better as the day goes on! I had a bout of Nausea/vomiting last week and its NO fun!!!

OhioRaven on 04/17/2013:
Thanks, Puddy. I'm gonna get some Claritan D when I get off overtime today.AND some heavy Duty cough syrup. Praying for your tummy :v)

Tangalyn~ on 04/17/2013:
hope ur stomach is feeling better.. have a great day!!

V on 04/17/2013:
I hope you feel better Fran <3 RYC yeah it is unseasonably warm here and if it is any indication of what summer will be like, I am sure I will be taking a FEW vacations to the north!! LOL Have a goo one :)

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