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puddles - Monday Jul 25, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a pretty good day.

It seems that I am on one more plateau as usual.  I seem to be wiggling up down up down from my stated weight.  This is such an unusual way of attaining my goal.  I have to wonder how long this plateau will be.  I just have to keep doing what I do and eventually this plateau will also break.  The last one lasted 3 or 4 months.  The good news about it is that I get to practice maintenance through those months or at least that is how it feels.   I am not really complaining because this weight feels good.

Today nothing has been predecided yet and I have let it be that way.  We are having a rainy day so not a day to be outside.  I am sure I will find things to do inside.

Wishing you all a great day.

Fran

Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 07/25/2016:
I think you are doing GREAT. We are in this healthy lifestyle til the end of the race. Take good care of yourself.


Duaa123. on 07/25/2016:
Remember urself what how far you did and how much weight u losed to help u keeping going ur journey.. Have a nice day



puddles - Sunday Jul 24, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day.

Cleaned and vacuum packed all the vegetables and I did some cooking.  It was a very productive day since it was way too hot to be outside.  Just kept myself busy.

Today is going to be the same weather wise so  I have not quite figured out what is on the agenda but I am sure that I will find something to keep myself busy. 

I do want to hunt down a few new recipes just to change up the routine. 

Apart from that it will be a routine day unless something real interested happens to change the direction of the day.

Wishing you all a great day.

Fran

Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 07/24/2016:
You are really doing great!!! Have a wonderful Sunday!


Duaa123. on 07/24/2016:
Thats good for you, keep going


Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2016:
enjoy your day....same here it's pretty hot to be outside and i stayed home purposely all weekend. :-D ...for the post part anyways!



puddles - Saturday Jul 23, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day.

Enjoyed my grandson's soccer game even if he loss... you can't win them all.

My new phone is still causing me a few adaptation problems.... lol  with time all will be good.  It is a learning curve.

Going to do my brocolli salad today.

Going to get some house stuff done.

Going to take a little bit of sun.

So basically a good day around the house. 

Wishing you all a great day.

Fran

Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 07/23/2016:
Sounds like a good plan!



puddles - Friday Jul 22, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Happy Friday to all.

I was a little off with the food yesterday since I had a BBQ for lunch with the kids - hot dogs and corn on the cob...  but all is good. 

I really knocked off last night.  That is when I realize I am not 30 anymore.... lol   I really do not know how I did it raising my son or is it worst now with kids... must be my age.  

I did get my cellphone yesterday and yes the kids actually showed me how to use it...  pretty bad when you have a 10 year old show you how something so advanced works now we are not talking about just turning a switch on.  Installing my sim card... activited my e-mail account.  He was putting apps on .... what the hell is that and why would I need that.... lol  he thought I absolutely needed all these things to be able to have a full life experience on my cellphone....lol    They had a great laugh at my limited talents to which they just take for granted that it is a must in life...  Anyway I can text now, I know how to answer my phone, I know how to send my e-mails from my phone but they forgot to show me how to access my messages that people leave me on my phone when I don't hear the phone ring because it does not ring it does a funny little noise and with the TV on I sometimes do not pay attention to this new sound.....lol  I might just have to install the song who let the dogs out... for a ring tone... lol 

That was my day.  Today I go to my grandson's soccer game tonight tournament.  I will  get more practice of one on one with cellphone with my son. 

Food for today not sure yet but since I picked up the brocolli again might make one of the salads I like. 

Wishing you all a great day.

Fran

Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 07/22/2016:
Good post today.


Donkey on 07/22/2016:
Don't feel bad -- a while back, someone asked me to post a picture and I had to tell them that I had to wait for my 4 year old to come home from pre-school to show me how to do it :-(



puddles - Thursday Jul 21, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good afternoon

Had a great time with the kids today but damn I am tired.  The energy these kids have would be enough to power New York twice over..... lol 

Just relaxing now and on top of that I was up at 6:00 am which does not help.  Ok that is about it for me for today.

I will post more tomorrow.  Have a great evening.

Fran

Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/21/2016:
lol...i like this entry...reminds me of ME!!! hehe....

NYC would be happy to not have to pay for their power :-)


OhioRaven on 07/21/2016:
Hope they helped with your Cell Phone.



puddles - Wednesday Jul 20, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a real good food day and a real relaxing day.

Tonight is soccer night and looking forward to going to see my grandson for another one of his games.  I am having a slow week.

Yesterday I decided to give up my landline for a telephone at the house.  Believe this or not I have never had a cell phone now that will be a real change for me.  My son is having a great laugh at teaching me how to use this thing.  If there is something to screw up on a phone I will find a way.  I am technically challenged at times which creates a lot of side jokes in my family.  This has been coming for a little while now because I have a phone that works through cable so when I run into problem with my cable or there is a power outage I have no phone and that for me is not comfortable therefore cell phone is the only answer.  I am in for a few frustrating stages of adapting but a few good laughs for my family... lol

Not much else going on at this time so I will wish you a great day.

Tomorrow I babysit the kids in the morning looking forward to that.  The kids can show me how to use my phone as well so I will be in good hands.... lol  Pretty scary to think that a 10 and 8 year old can teach me how to do stuff.... lol  They love it...

Fran

Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/20/2016:
When you have the phone, you will be VERY happy you switched over. Cell phones are very convenient and helpful especially when you are out and about. It will also be good for when you are at your cottage. you can even log onto DD from a cell phone, which i admit to doing time to time because it's sometimes convenient for me during the day logging in food! congrats on your new tool!


OhioRaven on 07/20/2016:
The Stone-age meets the Space-age.

puddles on 07/20/2016:
Yes Raven Stone age is comfortable hard to change at my age. Willing to try.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/20/2016:
you'll see it's not that bad....if my mom likes it and can do it ... so can you!!



puddles - Tuesday Jul 19, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day.

Today I do not have much on my plate to do.  I am just going to relax and contemplate any job in the house that should be done.

Wishing you all a great day.

Fran

Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/19/2016:
Hi franny...thanks for your feedback.

I realize that all my friends have their own lives and brains and that they aren't gonna act or do exactly how i want them to like they are muppets. I think sometimes i expect my "best friend" who i seem to complain about a bit too much on here about...i expect her to do / act however i want her to. And that's sorta wrong on my own part.

so...i just realize based on feedback and all that i should take care of myself and just do what i want to for myself. and hang out with who i want to, etc. ? haha...too much on your entry i know.

anyways, i like your plans for the day. And really, i would do the same if i were home today.

and i will do some of the same on saturday and sunday interspersed with some errands and a workout and nice massage and facial! lol. and maybe my relaxing romance novel read tonight!


OhioRaven on 07/20/2016:
Enjoy your book, Puddy.



puddles - Monday Jul 18, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good afternoon

Made myself a great dinner last night my regular put everything in and pan and see how it turns out and it was wonderful.  I was hungry for cabbage so I browned some ground beef and onions and celery then I put some stewed tomatoes added tons of cabbage and then covered with tomatoe juice let it simmer for a long time then added one cup of rice.  It made enough for 3 days and it turned out absolutely yummy.  No cooking tonight.

Went out for breakfast this morning with brother regular outing.

Everything else is the same old same old around here.  Wishing you all a great day.

Fran

Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/18/2016:
YES! your dinner sounds wonderful! SO GOOD as a matter of fact.!!!

tonight i'll be having some sauteed bean sprouts with dinner...highly suggest them to you for adding as a veggie option!

what do you get when you go to breakfast? same thing always?

puddles on 07/18/2016:
A regular breakfast two eggs, bacon homefries and toast and coffee.


horn_of_plenty on 07/18/2016:
Sounds satisfying :)



puddles - Sunday Jul 17, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day.

I went over to my son for a little while we definitely had a few good laughs.

Finally make my Alfredo last night it was really good not too sure what tonight will be I will figure it out later.

Another great day weather is wonderful.

Babysitting the kids on Thrusday morning so I will get them to help me with my running around for my groceries they love to split the list and make it a game to see who gets all the items the fastest to the cart.  So I divide the list in three and they head out in the store to find what I need.  It keeps them busy and they love the competition between each other.  Of course we will probably drop by the dairy queen later one their favorite place.

That is about all that is new around this place wishing you all a great day.

Fran

Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2016:
yes, good idea if the kids like grocery shopping...which...when i was a kid...i would have liked as well!


thinkpositive on 07/18/2016:
Cute idea and helpful to you at the same time.



puddles - Saturday Jul 16, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day.

I did not make my Alfredo yesterday so today it is on the menu for sure. 

Need to go over to my son's place today for him to do some stuff to my computer since that is what he does and I do not trust myself just in case I f it up.... lol  I am usually good at doing that with my computer.  He gets a great laugh at my computer talents which are close to nil... lol 

Only one coffee this morning need to pick some up for tomorrow - need my jo in the morning. 

I am really back on track with my food and water... always a little bit of a struggle after having socialized for a few days and stepping off a little.  I don't find it too hard to get back on and that is because I just do not want to go backward on this journey. 

I have been thinking about my goal lately and have basically decided to keep going after I attain it and not just go on maintenance.  Maintenance is the wonderful stage and is the part I enjoy because it does allow me some slacking but still maintaining some common sense in all of it.  I was thinking of not setting big goals after but maybe something like between 10 to 15 pounds a year I think that it set an easy pace and just see if it happens.  10 pounds is a less then 1 pound a month and I know I have an unusual plateau system that happens to me.  No loss for 2 or 3 months then I drop 3 or 4 pounds.  Anyway that has been my train of thought lately.  We will see.  First I will get to 180 and then make my final decision.  

Wishing you all a great day.

FRan

Progress as of today: 91 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/16/2016:
Have a great weekend!

puddles on 07/16/2016:
Thanks Annie


Horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2016:
good thinking weight-wise. me too. i also enjoy maintenance because it does allow a little more freedom than weightloss, for sure. But i would say maintenance is def harder than loss for one reason - it's so easy to fall off the wagon or get unmotivated!

anyways, i'm STILL getting used to eating for a lower weight. Lately i eat more & come to realize i must eat less to keep the lower #. I would also like to be a few lbs lower, but i would say i am overall happy with my weight...so like you, i keep debating what to do!


OhioRaven on 07/17/2016:
This all sounds so very rational and logical. Maybe you're the smart one in your family.



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