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puddles - Sunday Sep 21, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 270.0

Good morning all

Food was OK yesterday not perfect and water was 5 glasses.

Tomorrow is weigh-in not exactly what I am looking forward to but whatever it is I know it will not be the end of the world because there is always another day.  We all have some setbacks but it is just time for me to get back on the horse and move on. 

I don't think that it will be that major - it is the effect it has on my mind eventhough I know that it is only a bump in the road and it does not define the rest of my journey - I do have to acknowledge it and move on.  This is the the nice part of it all.  I don't have to stay on this path.  I have a choice.  Free will is our gift from God and this is what I have to work on.

Another rainy day - it is Fall.  We are having a rainy period and therefore find myself staying in more then I would like. 

That is about all for me today - will post my update after my weigh-in tomorrow. 

Wishing you all a good day.




Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 80 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/21/2014:
Good quote - bump in th road does not define the rest of the journey. I'll have to remember that one! Have a great day. raining off and on here, too, but we managed to get in a walk!

biscottibody59 on 09/21/2014:
I envy your rain--hope you have a good afternoon and keep up the good work!

Destiny65 on 09/22/2014:
So very true.

puddles - Saturday Sep 20, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 270.0

Good morning

I am late to post today.  My food was not perfect yesterday but my water was great.  Would be nice to balance those two.  I would definitely prefer food good then water great.

All is ok today is another day.  I got some frozen yogurt in the house and should know better then to do that either.  I really cannot stock up my house at all.  I certainly hope that I dont have to go back to shopping everyday for my meals.  I have to admit that system usually works very well for me but is definitely a pain in the A..... 

It is a live and learn procedure but it is a learn and relearn all the time experience that I cannot feel full after I eat if their is more then what I am suppose to eat in the house.  Having to see the bottom of whatever it is just such a disease.  I have to switch the off button myself and sometime I dont get to the switch on time.  

Well that is my stuff for today.  Apart from that things could be worst.  Hoping you have a great day.




Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 80 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 09/20/2014:
The best thing is that you're willing to learn and relearn.

This is the key. You don't let it get to you--keep doing that! Have a great afternoon!

I meant to add that when I first started on here, I felt mildly awful for seeming to start over all the time--I finally realized that it sure beats the alternative:-)

puddles on 09/20/2014:
I agree their is not alternative. Plus beating myself up is also not an alternative. If a was perfect I would not be here.

thinkpositive on 09/20/2014:
We feel your pain! Some days are like that. We just hope that we have more good days than bad days.

OhioRaven on 09/21/2014:
Great post today, Puddy.

puddles - Friday Sep 19, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 270.0

Hi guys

All is good food - water low.

Not much to report today and actually all is good.  Have a few phone calls I have to get done today. Run a few errands and get some stuff picked up.

Got to run wishing you all a good day. Will talk to you tomorrow.


Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 80 lbs to go!

Destiny65 on 09/19/2014:
Enjoy your day!

thinkpositive on 09/19/2014:
have a good say & weekend.

biscottibody59 on 09/19/2014:
Sounds great!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/20/2014:
No, no dr came right out and said to stop the artificial sugars. But I have been using them - multiple products so often and everyday - for most of my adult life - 13 years at least. It's a lot of toxins and I can only pray to god to help me help my body cleanse itself. I have had a lot of pain this week but legs are much, much better already even after a week. I was diagnosed with shin splints / stress fracture over 1.5 years ago. My pt also said I must have chronic tendinitis. And amazingly the pain has died down a ton in my legs. It is far less. And it's due to stopping the artificial sugars. I would drink diet drinks with abandon before. And now no more. It's a hard shift, but not that hard. I will probably save some $ since I will not be buying iced coffees, gym, iced green teas and all my other loves :) everybody is different in what they can handle. But it is true, artificial sugars are toxic and not good for you.

puddles - Thursday Sep 18, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 270.0

Good morning guys

Yesterday was good  - food - water low again.

I am having such a hard time deciding what to make and what to have just getting a little bit tired of what I have been having.  My imagination seems to be on empty right now.  It probably has to do with having to cook only for one.  It is a little bit boring to cook for one and even more taking the time to cook for one not very rewarding.  Having said that the rewards are the pounds coming off so that statement seems to be untrue - I think I am just frustrated today.  I have to do some groceries today and can't seem to know what to put on the list of things to buy.  I know all the regular stuff but would be nice to add some interesting stuff.

I definitely need to change something maybe invite people over for super more often so that I am not only cooking for myself.  Invite people over but tell them that we are following my plan and I do have some people that would not mind that.  It is all good food but definitely no desert.  Since I do have support from friends and family it would all be good.  Not to many people turn down a free meal and even more not having to cook for a day. 

I think I have just gotten a lightbulb moment.  I have been keeping away from the social  events and I must be feeling that I am missing out on life.

Thanks for listening.  Wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 80 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/18/2014:
That's a wonderful idea! Entertaining is a great way to try out new healthy dishes. Sounds like a lot of fun!

OhioRaven on 09/18/2014:
Go to Church, Help out at a free store or soup kitchen.

biscottibody59 on 09/18/2014:
You can do this!

So many things freeze well--just a thought!

thinkpositive on 09/18/2014:
Great idea. Fruit is always appreciated for dessert. Give me a bowl of raspberries and I'm a happy woman.

puddles - Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 270.0

Good morning

Yesterday was good foodwise - water 5 glasses better then the day before.

This week seems to be working better then last week.  Actually it would be hard to have a worst week then last week anyway lol lol. 

I enjoy Fall I know its not Fall yet but it sure feels like it.  It has been an unusual Summer and this Fall seems to be heading in the same direction.  Cloudy and rain so often just like the Summer.  I was hoping that we would have a nice sunny Fall great for walks and to be out to see the leave start to change.  The weather certainly seems to swing my moods.  I had my fireplace on this morning because there was a chill. 

Today I have a few things on my todo list.  I am up early and ready after having had a good night of sleep. 

I wish you all a good day.


Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 80 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 09/17/2014:
Have a great day. It's sunny and cold here, great for walks. Hope you get similar weather.

Destiny65 on 09/17/2014:
Awesome job on the water intake. YAY you!

biscottibody59 on 09/17/2014:
Hope you had a good day there!

puddles - Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 270.0

Hi guys

Yesterday was a so so day.  Could have been better but no big deal.  Could have been worst.  Food a little off water low but at least I had 4 cups. 

I accomplished quite a bit of stuff yesterday and there was a certain feeling of satisfaction in having done that.  Today another cloudy and possibility of rain so it will be a stay in day.  I still have some stuff that requires to be done soon.  I will tackle or start that today. 

My grandson had to do our family tree for school yesterday so he called me I was suprised that my son did not have these answers but he was very young when his father died and was slightly off on dates and years actually it was a little funny.  Hopefully my grandson has a better memory then he does.

Going to do a big pot of soup today that will be great to have just in case I get hungry - never consider that soup as excessive cheating.  Lots of vegetable and low in calories I call it my "no cheat food". 

That is about it for me today - wishing you all a great day.


Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 80 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 09/16/2014:
Hey, Puddy. I go for the soup too. Make a big pot ahead of time. MOST of the stuff comes from my garden.

museumgirl on 09/16/2014:
Soup is great food, that's a good idea. Wish I had garden fresh stuff like you, Raven! Yum!

thinkpositive on 09/16/2014:
It is a soup kind of day.

biscottibody59 on 09/16/2014:
Your soup sounds like a good plan. Enjoy your afternoon!

Destiny65 on 09/17/2014:
Soup is a great idea. I'll get some things and make some myself this week too. Soup in the Fall is especially wonderful.

puddles - Monday Sep 15, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 270.0

Hi Guys

Weigh-in was good one more pound gone.  Yesterday food was good again water was low.  I know that my water is important just can't seem to put it down as much as I use to. 

I start my week 7 and my goal for this week is to work on my water intake. 

It is amazing that I lost a pound considering the week that has just past.  It was a struggle all week but they say what does not kill you makes you stronger.  Hoping that this will be the case for me in my week 7.

I have absolutely nothing on my agenda this week.  I should say nothing that really needs to be done.  No urgencies.  I guess that is the joys of being retired.  On the other hand busy would help in keeping me off the sofa and watching TV.  I will find something to do that is productive.

I wish you all a great week.



Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 80 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 09/15/2014:
Congratulations on the pound ! Now get the Heck off the couch !

Destiny65 on 09/15/2014:
Congrats on another pound lost! good for you! I too have to improve on my water intake. I'd much rather drink diet coke. I really have to work on that. No urgencies are always a good thing!

puddles - Sunday Sep 14, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 271.0

Good morning all

Yesterday was a great day food excellent and water low.

I seem to have been able to make it through this week ending up with a clean record and back on track.  Usually this happens to me in my 3rd or 4th week of being on my plan but this time it is in my 6th week that I started to feel deprived of all the goodies.  It is definitely good to know that I was able to kick my ass back into place and put the important things in perspective which is basically my health.

Today is basically a cloudy day and not much as far as a activity day.  I have made it a point of going out almost everyday.  I find that if I do my groceries every day or every two days my accessibility to extra stuff in the house is very limited and not as tempting.  I guess that is the advantage of living alone and being retired - I don't have to stuff the cupboards with a lot and can decide every day what will be on the menu.

On the other hand though if I did live with somebody I might not be as tempted to eat as much since I do eat because I have nobody to talk to or just do things with.  I have a lot of me time and do admit that at times it is lonely.  At least this way I win all the arguments and my opinion is always the best one LOL LOL.....

Now I am getting silly so probably time for me to sign off.  I have my weigh-in tomorrow that will be interesting.  A few of us have a Monday weigh-in always a tense time.  Wishing all of you a great day and will talk to you guys tomorrow.


Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 81 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 09/15/2014:
Mornin' Puddy. I'll argue with you if you want to. Have you got a pet ? I can't remember. Good luck with the weigh-in. I'm a Monday weigher too.

puddles - Saturday Sep 13, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 271.0

Hi guys

Yesterday was a good day.

Went to grandson's hockey game they are all so adorable.  They work real hard like little ants on the ice.  You never know what will happen or at time they probably do not know what will happen either lol lol.

Well my plan for today is to just keep doing what I am suppose to do.  No big plans but a lot of good intentions.  That is about all I can wish for and that in itself would be great.

This journey that I have started has no predetermined end date so everyday is what it is.  It might be good, bad or plain days but whatever it is will be ok with me.  I dont have to be perfect I just have to stay on the journey.  I think that eventually all will work out to be what it was suppose to be. 

One thing I do know is that I dont feel as crazy as I use to. I dont spend hours thinking and having pity parties anymore.

Wishing you all a great day.


PS so nice to see a lot of people coming back to the site.


Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 81 lbs to go!

Destiny65 on 09/13/2014:
Enjoyed your post. It truly is about taking each day as it comes.

OhioRaven on 09/13/2014:
Yes, I get those same Crazy, Pity feelings too.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/14/2014:
I am thinking so much about tendonitis and pain that I read your word up there "intentions" but my mind read it as tendonitis...so I went back and re-read! anyways, thanks for the positive thoughts. In the past (I've been a member on here for like 10 years!) I was not a DDer who ever complained of pain (I was really, really young - like 22 or so!) and it's unlike me to be a complainer on pain in general. however, for the past 1.5 years I did have a major change in my body's health, and pain became something chronic in my legs. I hope to end it soon! thanks again for your kind words.

nobody is perfect...like my grandma said, the only perfect people are the ones that aren't here anymore.

puddles - Friday Sep 12, 2014
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 271.0

Good morning guys

All is good here food - water low.

No big plans for today but tomorrow going to see my grandson play hockey 7:00 am. 

They are soo cute to watch at that age.  They really dont know what they are doing but they are so proud of themselves. LOL

Nothing new to report just trying to hold on this week.  It has been a tough week.  Better days ahead.

Talk to you all later.


Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 81 lbs to go!

Destiny65 on 09/12/2014:
Enjoy the hockey game!

thinkpositive on 09/13/2014:
Right better days ahead. Holding on is sometimes okay.

biscottibody59 on 09/13/2014:
Have a good day!

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