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puddles - Tuesday Jun 30, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 214.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day food and water.

Today is the end of the month so I decided to have my end of month weigh-in and to my surprise I was down 1lb. 

1st June was 218  -   30th June I am 214 =  I lost 4 lbs this month.

Most of my lost was done at the beginning of the month and then I went into a plateau for the last 3 weeks.

I start a new month and my next goal is to leave the 210ish  and move to 209.  I know what I have to do just keep doing the same and not worry if I hit a plateau because that is the way my body seem to readjust itself -  my body just takes a break as if it  has a mind of its own.

Anyway glad to end the month and a high note.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 70 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/30/2015:
This is Great News, Puddy. I'm very proud and happy for you. You've really turned your life around and became the girl that was always inside of you. We all here at the DD are committed to a new and better lifestyle. Thank you for being a big part of our change, for the better. Have a Healthy Day !

puddles on 06/30/2015:
Thank you Raven but I am just doing the same thing you guys are doing trying to get through this one day at time and could not do it without all your support on this site.

Umpqua on 06/30/2015:
Awesome work, I love looking at your chart and how far you have come. Congratulations!

puddles on 06/30/2015:
Thank you but the old saying but I still have miles and miles to go til I get home. Your support is appreciated.

biscottibody59 on 06/30/2015:
One more pound bites the dust:-)

Good going!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/01/2015:
Hello Fran! Congrats on your loss...you and other members on here motivate me. As well as someone I follow online - I realize it's me - I need to make the personal choice to re-commit! Nice job to you...you are a powerful motivator and woman on this site that we appreciate being on here!

puddles - Monday Jun 29, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 215.0

Good afternoon all

Yesterday was a good day food and water.

Weigthed  myself this morning and it has not moved that is good because maintenance is also part of this journey.

Just got back from my Monday regular breakfast out with my brother and s-i-l.  We always have so much fun during those 3 hrs breakfast times. 

Rest of the day is a whatever  comes up. 

No plans.

Wishing you a great day.


Progress as of today: 69 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 06/29/2015:
You are doing good on your maintenance. good planning.

Maria7 on 06/29/2015:
Your breakfast with your Brother and SIL sounds wonderful. :-)

puddles - Sunday Jun 28, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 215.0

Good morning

Yesterday was an OK day food and water.

I could have done better but I cannot complain to much.  We are having a real cool day today and it feels like Fall.  It will be a stay in day and just relax and do whatever comes up.

Nothing on my schedule.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 69 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 06/28/2015:
Our weather is great, too. I am taling advantage and going for a walk....working in yard.

ohioraven on 06/28/2015:
It's actually cold here.

GottaDoIt on 06/28/2015:
Nice here. I think we may go for a walk.

Umpqua on 06/29/2015:
I hope you had a nice weekend, Fran!

puddles - Saturday Jun 27, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 215.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was a good day for food and water.

I am going to clean off my patio area again - so much dust on everything.  Everytime they cut our grass such a mess but it is also because I have neglected it in the pass week.

It will be just a relax day on the patio after I get that done.  I will BBQ some of the meats I got yesterday and store in my freezer so that I can just use it in portions.  Easier that way then starting the BBQ everytime I want to cook a piece of meat. 

Today will be a nice sunny day but rain is called for on Sunday  might as well take advantage of the nice day.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 69 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/27/2015:
Hey, Puddy. I'm having my Wendy's lunch and thought I'd check in with you and the group. Have a great weekend.

puddles - Friday Jun 26, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 215.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was a good day food and water.

Got all my errands done and enjoyed my meet up with a friend for coffee.  Always nice to get out of the house.

Weighed myself this morning and it is still sticking to 215 I might just be on a small plateau but will not complain I have had a great ride up to now.  This wieight feel good and that in itself is a good feeling so I stick at this for a little while it still feels good. 

Next week will go my travel agent to see if they can get me a better deal on my flight - sometimes they have some deals we do not know about and if not I will book online.  I have decided that the beginning of August will be a great time to go to Paris and that is what I plan to do.  Now that will be a challenge since I remember all the good stuff that I love about Paris and all the sidewalk cafe.  I enjoy having something to look forward to.  

Today I need to go out to pick up some other specials I have seen in my flyers and then the rest of the day will be a me day.

Wishing you all a great day.



Progress as of today: 69 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/26/2015:
All sounds good Fran. I hope you have a nice day!

ohioraven on 06/26/2015:
Good to hear you're getting out of the house. You need to stop and pick me up on your way to Paris. I got a vacation in August.

puddles on 06/26/2015:
lol Raven - I guess it take getting out of the house to its limit when you leave the country lol. I will meet you in Paris Raven. Salut mon ami.

grannyannie on 06/26/2015:
Good luck finding a deal, Fran! I enjoyed Paris but am partial to the medieval villages in France.

hollybelle on 06/26/2015:
Sounds great! Momentrily hanging on to a certain # on the scales - no big deal - it will happen.

puddles - Thursday Jun 25, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 215.0

Good morning

Yesterday was another good day food and water.

Going out for coffee with a friend at one point this morning that is why I am so early posting.

Got so much done yesterday I could not believe it.  I got a surge of energy late in the morning and it kind of ran out around 3 pm.  I had a nap and slept a little too much so I was up for a good part of the night.  I knew it when I went for my nap but I could not keep my eyes open. 

Hoping to get the patio cleaned up again today since they come and cut the grass every Thursday and they are messy when they cut our grass.

I seriously looked into the flights and the VRBO rentals in Paris and will make my decision soon.  I know I have to stick around for another two weeks or so because my grandson's birthday is at the beginning of July.  So mid July would be great but I really would not mind beginning of August that would bring me to half way to my departure for the Winter.  I tend to get restless staying home. 

Anyway that is about all that is going on for now wishing you all a great day.




Progress as of today: 69 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/25/2015:
You're doing well, Fran. I take advantage when I get that surge of energy and ambition and get a lot done. Will you be visiting Paris in the winter?

puddles on 06/25/2015:
No Annie probably this August. I spent my Winters in Myrtle Beach SC. This trip would just get me out of the house for a while and keep me busy.

Umpqua on 06/25/2015:
Wow, I'm excited you're considering a trip overseas. I've had great luck with VRBO, it's how we found our recent place in Puerto Rico. Keep us posted on your plans!

puddles on 06/25/2015:
Thank you I have been using VRBO for years and have been very satisfied.

ohioraven on 06/25/2015:
Enjoy your Coffee. What the check is a vrbo and where do I get one.

puddles on 06/25/2015:
VRBO = Vacation Rental by owner it is on line just do VRBO.com

hollybelle on 06/25/2015:
I am envious of a productive day at home!!! I have used VRBO a lot and we also have had good luck in many locations. Yay for a trip!

puddles - Wednesday Jun 24, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 215.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day food and water.

Had somewhat of a productive day yesterday but definitely could have done more.  Today is a national holiday in this Province Quebec so everything is closed.  I could just go across the bridge to Ontario and do things there if I so wish and that might just be a plan.

I have been getting my grocery list done for the end of the week and getting a little boring  I need to find some new stuff that will be more interested and appealing without touching any trigger foods.   I am starting to find that eating is more of a chore now then a pleasure which was the way I use to look at food.  

I think I might just need another little holiday away from home.  I have been back for 3 months and getting a little restless.  I should go on a road trip.  I have been getting all my travel alert e-mails with all the specials and feel real tempted to escaping for a little while.  I guess this is the joys of being retired when you can just pick up and go somewhere.  I will let you know what I am planning to do.

Well this all for today wishing you all a great day.





Progress as of today: 69 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/24/2015:
Have you checked out Cooking Light magazine? Most of their recipes are available online and you can search by ingredient and find a great selection of recipes. I've subscribed for years and it's taught me a lot about preparing tasty but healthy food. I hope you enjoy your day!

ohioraven on 06/24/2015:
Take your Brother fishing.

puddles on 06/24/2015:
Actually I was thinking of going across the pond (Paris) for two weeks. Still have to check it all out. Just wish I did not always have to travel alone.

grannyannie on 06/24/2015:
Lots of variety will keep you from getting bored of your diet. And I understand the need to travel - we do it often!

puddles on 06/24/2015:
Yes I am a bit of gypsy find it hard to stay home. Always nice to meet up with different people and different cultures. Since I am alone it puts me in contact with a variety of interesting people.

Maria7 on 06/24/2015:
Re: Road trip...hoping weather is much cooler your way than here. :-D

puddles on 06/24/2015:
Yes it is I was watching the weather in SC and glad I was not there at this time Maria

Mistyrose on 06/25/2015:
Paris would be wonderful

puddles - Tuesday Jun 23, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 215.0

Good morning

Yesterday all was good food and water on track.

Had a wonderful time at breakfast time.  It is always nice to go over the past week with my brother and I am so looking forward to him taking his retirement later this year.

The rest of the day with errands and my regular stuff but kept busy.

We are having rain today so have not figured out what I will do.  Just got up and having my coffee.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 69 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/23/2015:
It sounds like you're having a nice week so far. I understand your frustration with the plateau, but looking at your chart it doesn't look like a plateau at all :) Hang in there!

puddles on 06/23/2015:
Yes I am. Thank you. I have been quite successful at sticking to my system it just seems that the last pounds are so much harder to loose and I know that this is usually the case at the end.

ohioraven on 06/23/2015:
Your gonna have to start a Breakfast Club and invite everyone.

puddles on 06/23/2015:
Sounds like a great plan Raven.

Mistyrose on 06/24/2015:
It a good feeling when your day goes well

grannyannie on 06/24/2015:
You're doing great. :)

puddles - Monday Jun 22, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 215.0

Good morning

Yesterday was good food and water on track.

Going out for my regular Monday breakfast with family and to catch up onthe past week.

We are having a beautiful sunny morning all is good.

I seem to be stuck at the 215 island like Maria would say. lol  I look forward to paddling myself off to another island.  I know in time it will all work out just keep doing what I am doing. 

Nice to see some older members come back.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.



Progress as of today: 69 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

GottaDoIt on 06/22/2015:
Yes, don't give up. You may be right on the edge of getting past the hump.

puddles on 06/22/2015:
I am not the give up kind of person. It will work itself out.

ohioraven on 06/22/2015:
We both need to raise our activity levels. Ha-ha.

puddles on 06/22/2015:
i think I just have to wait it out Raven.

grannyannie on 06/22/2015:
We all hit plateaus and they are frustrating. Just hang in there.

puddles on 06/22/2015:
Yes. I really don't mind because all going really good I just have to do what I am doing and things will start doing down again. It is temporary and that is what I tell myself. Not going to worry about it since I am not doing anything to cause a stop of weight loss. I really thin it is my body taking a break.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/22/2015:
Sounds like a nice way to start the day with the family :)

Mistyrose on 06/22/2015:
Your right it is temporary. Sometimes our body take time to catch up to our healthy eating and show a loss. You have a positive attitude.

biscottibody59 on 06/22/2015:
Have a good week!

puddles - Sunday Jun 21, 2015
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 215.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day food and water.  I seem to be able to put down 5 glasses but that seems to be my limit.  That is good better then before if I can be consistent.

I accomplished so much yesterday got a lot of the things I had been putting off done and I will get a few more things done today also.  I felt productive.

The scale has not moved but that is ok since I have loss some this month and it all feels good.  It is a slower pace then in the beginning but maybe that is how it is suppose to be.  My body will loose at its pace as long as I do what I am suppose to do. 

Yesterday was a nice sunny day and we are back to another rainy day.

Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 69 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/21/2015:
Slow and steady is the way to go, Fran! :)

puddles on 06/21/2015:
Your definitely right Annie.

ohioraven on 06/21/2015:
You are definitely in the right frame of mind, Puddy.

puddles on 06/21/2015:
Thank You Raven

Mistyrose on 06/22/2015:
Five glasses of water is better than none. As of now I'm trying to stop only drinking Pepsi to drinking water.

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