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puddles - Wednesday Mar 27, 2013
Weight: 249.8

Good morning

All is good water only 8 glasses and food is good also.  Will try to up my water today.  Yesterday was a little bit of an off day because of all the work.

Well it is all done and really fantastic - not quite sure what I will do with the spare cupboards but it sure finishes the look of it all.

I am planning absolutely nothing for today just playing with my kitchen - moving things here and there and cleaning a few shelves that I move from one cupboard to another.  No major decisions have to be taken today.  I am putting my brain on a shelf and give it a break.  My body is a little in need of a break also.  I am really suprised that my knee is not acting up more than it is I guess it is definitely getting better especially after the up and down on the step ladder yesterday I am impressed but I will certainly not take advantage of it.  I remember the pain and the uselessness I felt when I could not do anything. 

Well that is about all I have to say for today.  I hope you all have a wonderful wednesday.



Progress as of today: 30.2 lbs lost so far, only 59.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/27/2013:
Glad your knee is getting better and the kitchen is done!

Have an incredible day, Fran!

Umpqua on 03/27/2013:
Good news on your new. I hope you have a relaxing day playing with your new cupboards!

OhioRaven on 03/27/2013:
I'd like to put my brain on a shelf too. :v)

Puddles on 03/27/2013:
Raven I wanted to give you an update on my brother-in-law. He has now finished his chemo and the tumors in his lungs are totally gone. Miracle but we still have the brain tumors but they are smaller and seem to be maintaining themselves at that size. He does not return to his dr. for two months and they will reassess the situation at that time. It still does not mean he is cured it just mean the has bought himself a few extra months. Thank you for your prayers I am sure they have helped.

Tangalyn~ on 03/27/2013:
how exciting that ur kitchen is done :) have a great day!!

skinnygrlwithin on 03/27/2013:
That's awesome that it's finally all done! I love the accomplished feeling when you complete something. It definitely sounds like you need and deserve a break!

V on 03/27/2013:
Congrats on completing the job!! I hope the rest of your day went well Fran :)

V on 03/27/2013:
Just read your comment to cheese about the noodles so her ya go.


Puddles on 03/27/2013:
ya I did look it up on the net and just wish I could get some to try it out. I would have to order on amazon site. Sure sounds interesting I love the 0 carbs.

OhioRaven on 03/27/2013:
Praise God.

hollybelle on 03/28/2013:
Sounds like a good break for you. New cabinets! Lots of unused space. Wonderful!

puddles - Tuesday Mar 26, 2013
Weight: 249.8

Good morning all

All is good water and food in check. 

No time to talk today - it is cupboard day.  The guy will be over soon and I have to go.  I will add later to my posting.

Have a great day.


* It looks really good.  Almost feel like keeping the place for another year or so.  LOL LOL  No it is time for me to get closer to the kids.  It was a job but actually they all went up really easily - as long as we could find a 2x4 to hit all was good.  It is 4:00 pm and I am just starting to drink my water and I have not had time to eat anything yet.  Food was not on my mind.  I now have to decided what I could possibly make that will not take too long.  I will be in bed real early tonight and I am sure it will not be hard to fall asleep. LOL  I will talk to you guys tomorrow - have a good evening.



Progress as of today: 30.2 lbs lost so far, only 59.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/26/2013:
Have a good day, Puddy. Enjoy your new cabinets.

getmebackto150 on 03/26/2013:
Have a good day and good luck with the cupboards!

Umpqua on 03/26/2013:
I hope we can see before and after pictures, I love house remodeling projects! Have a good one!

grannyannie on 03/26/2013:
Hope the cupboards are finished soon! Have an awesome day!

legcramps on 03/26/2013:
Have a great day today!

V on 03/26/2013:
OOh please do share your remodeling pics! Hope your day was a good one Fran :)

biscottibody59 on 03/27/2013:
Good going on the loss--and getting into the '40s'--keep up the good work!

puddles - Monday Mar 25, 2013
Weight: 249.8

Good morning all

Same old thing water good and food on tract.

Weigh-in  249.8 - finally broke into the 240s.  I know it is only .2 of a lb but I will take anything I can get.  This month has been hard.  I made it through.  Will have my end of month weigh-in and that is just for my records so that I can measure a month to month progress.  So my official weigh-in for next week will be on Sunday instead of on Monday.  Just for this time.

Worked so hard yesterday cleaning that fine dust.  I am really feeling it in my knee.  Today is another busy day because the cupboards are going up tomorrow.  I have to empty out the kitchen stuff and pull out the stove.  I also have to do a little bit of cleaning in there.  Putting the cupboards will not be as messy as the bathroom work was.  Anyway so much for housework.

I really want to do better in the next month and I will - I certainly hope that I am not at a plateau and I know how difficult those can be to get away from.  Will change my eating a little bit this week.  I start my Week 11 and it is a maintenance week. 

Hope you all have a great day.




Progress as of today: 30.2 lbs lost so far, only 59.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/25/2013:
Each goal met is great. Doesn't happen overnight. You're doing great, keep it up!

My hubby totally gutted our kitchen 3 years ago and put it an all new one. We had a mess for 5 long weeks, but was worth it!

Puddles on 03/25/2013:
Actually the main cupboard where up just missing a few of the special ones that I was able to put off for a year and now is the time to finish it up. Thank you for the encouragement.

legcramps on 03/25/2013:
Good job on the loss and getting under 250!

Puddles on 03/25/2013:
Thank you.

graindart on 03/25/2013:
Congratulations on another drop. Dropping into the 240's should be a motivation, now to look towards the 230's.

Puddles on 03/25/2013:
It is slowing down but I will keep on pushing til I get there. Thank you

OhioRaven on 03/25/2013:
Girl, you're looking good !

Puddles on 03/25/2013:
Thank you Raven.

Umpqua on 03/25/2013:
Congrats on the loss - any loss is worth celebrating! And that's wonderful you are getting new cupboards. I would love new ones but it's not going to be in the budget for a very long time.

skinnygrlwithin on 03/25/2013:
Any loss is worth celebration! Definitely don't diminish this accomplishment. Just keep setting mini goals for yourself, for me I've been doing 2lb mini goals a week... it's just something to feel good about to push you on to the next achievement.

Puddles on 03/25/2013:
Thank you and keep on working on your goals.

Tangalyn~ on 03/25/2013:
congrats on getting into the 240s! hope u have a great day!!

Puddles on 03/25/2013:
Thank you

hollybelle on 03/25/2013:
Hey, when "the same old thing" is success - that's great! I didn't realize, but it sounds like you are doing a major renovation on you place. Is that all from the leak? Yikes!

Puddles on 03/25/2013:
No the bathroom was the leak from the condo upstairs and the kitchen was planned because I am putting my condo up for sale in about two months. Just thought I might has well had the remaining 3 cupboards that I wanted to add before I put it up for sale. You know that bathrooms and kitchen sell the house. I will get my money out of it. Housing here has gone up substantially. Moving closer to the kids. I am now 8 hrs away from them so getting closer is a good thing since I am getting older and the kids are growing up too fast.

getmebackto150 on 03/25/2013:
Have a great day:)

V on 03/25/2013:
Yayy congrats on your loss!! Just keep on doing what you do and don't worry about plateau, think positive my friend :)

puddles - Sunday Mar 24, 2013
Weight: 250.0

Good Sunday Morning

All is good water on track and food on track.

I will be soo happy once all my cleaning is done from these repairs.  I cannot believe how much dust travels.  My legs are just driving me crazy (in pain).  It must be done.  I have till next Tuesday to get it done because the guy comes back and we start working on the kitchen cabinets.  Another mess for another week. LOL  

Enough complaining - thank you for letting me vent. 

I am quite happy with my food.  It might just have something to do with the work I am doing.  Working more eating less LOL LOL .  Keeping busy always seems to help in that respect.  

Tomorrow is weigh-in day -  I am hoping that I will touch the 240ish something.   That would be really nice but if not that is ok also.  I have 1/3 of the way done not the time to get discouraged.  Things are working out all right. 

I hope you are all having a great day.  See you at weigh-in tomorrow morning.



Progress as of today: 30 lbs lost so far, only 60 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/24/2013:
I made soup with the cabbage this morning. Your cabbage recipe below inspired me to get going on it.

Puddles on 03/24/2013:
Glad to hear about that. Always nice to eat new things or get back to something we like.

OhioRaven on 03/24/2013:
Hi, Puddy. I think you'll do good tomorrow. You have a really good attitude. I'm having your DD cabbage tonight.

Puddles on 03/24/2013:
Thank you.

biscottibody59 on 03/24/2013:
Hope you have a good afternoon!

puddles - Saturday Mar 23, 2013
Weight: 250.0

Good morning all

All is good water 9 glasses and food on track.

I made up a new recipe yesterday.  Of course it has cabbage because I just love cabbage.

2 cups of cooked rice (cooked rice with curry powder - 1tsp and  1 echalotte-onions) (340 cal - 0 fats - 72 carbs)

3 cups of shredded cabbage pre-steamed nice and tender (120 cal - 0 fats - 12 carbs)

2 chicken breast no skin all lean  broiled ( 220 cal - 4 fats - 0 carbs) Sliced it for my stir fry

Put all ingredients into a pan with 1/4 cup of broth and let simmer for a little while with lid - really just to warm it all up.

This is good for two meal - 680 cal divided by two 340 per meal and only 2 fats and 42 crbs per meal.  Really filling and it leave a lot of cal left for other meals in the day. 

Anyway thought I would share for those who love curry and cabbage.

Having a good day.  I have to finish clean the mess today of the repair - slowly getting it back together.  Spring cleaning.  Having another bright sunny day and it will be 2 today which is about  low 30s.  Great improvement.

I hope you all have a great day.





Progress as of today: 30 lbs lost so far, only 60 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/23/2013:
Well done! Have an amazing weekend.

OhioRaven on 03/23/2013:
Puddy, I just love the way you cook :v)

Tangalyn~ on 03/23/2013:
good job yesterday, hope today is another good one for ya

hollybelle on 03/23/2013:
The receipe sounds good. I do love cabbage, too. I have been getting a coarse slaw mix to make salad, but I have been thinking about cooking it with some spices and things and eating it warm, that way. Lots of ideas now.

puddles - Friday Mar 22, 2013
Weight: 250.0

Good morning all

I am finally up.  It is 11:00 am here.  I slept in.  Amazing.

My water is really on track 12 glasses and food is also on track.  Sound like a promising week.

Did too much yesterday.  I hate it when I keep everything to be done and then I decide today is the day - then there is no stopping me.  The result of a day like that is usually two days down after lol lol. 

Just starting on my coffee late in the day.  Breakfast will be at about 2:PM  so I guess will skip Lunch and go directly to dinner after that early evening.  Well what can I say day started off weird will end up weird. LOL  

We are having a nice sunny day and I think it is a little bit milder because the people I see out there don't seem to be all bundled up in their parkas and look quite happy to take their time.    I do need to go out and do some errands but I will put it off to tomorrow I have enough stuff to get me through to tomorrow.

I hope you  all have a great day.


Progress as of today: 30 lbs lost so far, only 60 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/22/2013:
Have a good day, Puddy.

grannyannie on 03/22/2013:
Good job! A mild day sounds nice. We've suddenly got winter again.

hollybelle on 03/22/2013:
Must have needed the rest....have a good one.

Umpqua on 03/22/2013:
I'm glad the weather has warmed up a bit - I'm waiting for that to happen here! Have a great weekend!

biscottibody59 on 03/22/2013:
You're doing so well--keep going and congrats on your loss earlier--woo-hoo!

Thank you for the BD greetings!

puddles - Thursday Mar 21, 2013
Weight: 250.0

Hi guys

Just checking in all is good water and food. 

I had a busy day with the repairs in the condo.

Hopefully will post longer message tomorrow.

Have a great evening.



Progress as of today: 30 lbs lost so far, only 60 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/22/2013:
It's good to hear from you :v)

hollybelle on 03/22/2013:
Keep having those good days!

V on 03/22/2013:
Have a great weekend Fran :)

legcramps on 03/22/2013:
Have a nice Friday!

puddles - Wednesday Mar 20, 2013
Weight: 250.0

Good morning all

I had 14 glasses of water yesterday.  I must have eaten something that was extremely salty but this is very unusual for me to want to drink so much - especially if I have not been golfing and looking forward to the 19th hole.  LOL.  My food is good and am on track.

It is nice to see we are getting some new members.  All I have to say about that is the more we are the more advice and ideas we get.   Before blogging I read all the entries and fround Raven's welcome to "soitgoes" soo right on mark.  It is exactly how I felt after I joined this group.  

I can't believe we are still getting snow today.  Man I have just about had it.  Tomorrow I have to get out to go to the grocery store.  I have been managing but today is the last day of surviving with what I have in the house. 

I have had the sniffles for the past few days and have not really felt like overeating.  The guys that was fixing my bathroom hurt his back with the darn snow cleaning at his house and as called off the repair for this week.  My house will be a mess for another week. 

On the positive side of all my stories - I am happy to be here with all of you.  Like Joyce Meyers says I am not where I want to be  but thank God I am not where I was a few months ago and for that I am grateful today.

I wish you all a great day.



Progress as of today: 30 lbs lost so far, only 60 lbs to go!

Supercheese on 03/20/2013:
wow 14 glasses is impressive. way to go!! Yes, im extremely grateful for all the advice and you are making great progress! keep up the good work :)

Puddles on 03/20/2013:
On the negative side of 14 glasses of water are all the trips to the washroom. LOL

Umpqua on 03/20/2013:
That's a lot of water, great work. I hope your weather warms up soon!

getmebackto150 on 03/20/2013:
14 glasses of water... That is impressive:) We are still getting snow too... BOOOOO!!!! Come on spring!!

getmebackto150 on 03/20/2013:
14 glasses of water... That is impressive:) We are still getting snow too... BOOOOO!!!! Come on spring!!

hollybelle on 03/20/2013:
You are doing so well! Love the attitude that is coming thru on this post. I love to listen and read Joyce Meyer. She is so easy to listen to and gets the message out in such a way as you know it's the truth - undiluted!

hollybelle on 03/20/2013:
Oh, and I was lamenting our cold weather, but when I read your post I was able to say "At least we don't still have snow", but this KY and we could by afternoon or tomorrow! LOL

OhioRaven on 03/20/2013:
Good hydration will make you "feel" full too.

Puddles on 03/20/2013:
Definitely hydrated. At one point my stomach sounded like a barrel of water. LOL It must have been the cold cuts that were so salty. I usually do not use salt except what is already in the food. Today will be not as much water I am sure.

grannyannie on 03/20/2013:
I found that making myself drink extra water makes me crave water a lot. So I don't even go anywhere without a bottle of water. Have an amazing day and hope your snow disappears soon.

Tangalyn~ on 03/20/2013:
AWESOME job on the water yesterday! hope today is a great one! :)

legcramps on 03/20/2013:
Love your entry today; hope that your house gets back in order soon :)

V on 03/20/2013:
Hey great job on the water intake Fran :) Hope your sniffles go away <3

puddles - Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
Weight: 250.0

Yesterday was a good day.  All is good.

I got up early because I wanted to watch the inauguration mass of Pope Francis.  He is such a simple man. 

Today we are getting 20cm of snow which is about 8 inches.  When is it going to stop.  Maybe this will be our last storm.  I certainly hope so.  We have mountains of snow in our parking lot from the clean of the lot.

Needless to say it will be another stay in day.  I do have to go out and get some food soon because I am getting low on everything.  We all know when things get low and the options are narrowed we start thinking what can I invent  and sometimes - well at least for me - that is not always healthy stuff all the time.

Well that is about all that is new in this part of the world.  I wish you all a good day.


Progress as of today: 30 lbs lost so far, only 60 lbs to go!

Tangalyn~ on 03/19/2013:
we r getting more snow here too, im sooo sick of it. try to have a good day!

hollybelle on 03/19/2013:
Yes, keeping healthy foods and planning meals is important to most of us. I must do it or I will "invent" stuff to eat that isn't all that healthy, too!

OhioRaven on 03/19/2013:
Really good recipes here on the DD.

OhioRaven on 03/19/2013:
GOOD choice for Pope.

getmebackto150 on 03/19/2013:
We too are getting lots of snow today... Its supposed to be SPRING this week... I agree, it needs to end! Have a great day:)

Umpqua on 03/19/2013:
Yep, snowing here too and I'm sick of it! I'm ready to garden, haha. Have a good one!

legcramps on 03/19/2013:
I agree - enough with the snow!

I also agree with OhioRaven; great choice for Pope. I like the lifestyle he's been leading up to this point and I really like the name that was chosen for him. It will be interesting to see what direction he takes the Vatican in the future.

puddles - Monday Mar 18, 2013
Weight: 250.0

Good morning

A wonderful day down 1.8 lbs.  Water good  and food on track.

My hope was to have lost something after the week that started off so bad.  I am quite proud about getting back on track.  This is not easy. 

My next challenge is to hit the 240s.  It is nice when we leave a number behind. 

Thank you for all your help.  I am starting week 10 of my journey and would not want to take this journey with anybody else then you guys.  You are all wonderful.

Have a good day - I will LOL


Progress as of today: 30 lbs lost so far, only 60 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/18/2013:
Hey ! We're doing it Franny ! I told you Monday people Rock ! You are awesome ! And I'm very PROUD of you for staying with this. Talk to you soon.

Puddles on 03/18/2013:
Monday people do Rock. LOL

hollybelle on 03/18/2013:
Good, you can do it! This group is here for you, but YOU are doing it! Keep positive as you can and march on to 240!

Umpqua on 03/18/2013:
Awesome work, Fran! You are doing amazingly well, keep it up!

Tangalyn~ on 03/18/2013:
yay! congrats on another good loss.. u r such an inspiration :D have a great day!!

getmebackto150 on 03/18/2013:
Congrats on the loss! I agree, its always so much sweeter to get to a new decade:) Have a great day!!

V on 03/18/2013:
Wow congrats on your loss Fran!! Keep up the wonderful job :)

legcramps on 03/18/2013:
Awesome! Great job on the loss :)

niftyjack on 03/19/2013:
Congrats on the loss! You'll hit the 40's in no time.

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