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puddles - Sunday Aug 28, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day on the food side of my life.

Today I am meeting somebody for drinks in the afternoon to see if we would be compatible travel partners for this Winter.  Should be an interesting meeting.  I have been putting the word out that I would prefer to travel with somebody because it just makes it more fun and also somebody to do things with.  I spend enough time alone at home when I am back that Winter would be nice to share with somebody else.  While I am away I have no family there not like at home so it is really me, myself and I for 3 months.  I do skype the kids and last year they were down for a holiday but it still makes it a long stretch of aloneness.... don't think that is a word.  Well we will see how this meeting turns out.

My destination is Myrtle but his destination is Puerto Vallarta so we will see if and which of the two destination will win.

That is about all that is going on today.  Wishing you all a great day.


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

OhioRaven on 08/28/2016:
Go back to France and find a boyfriend there.

puddles on 08/28/2016:
I do enjoy European people but would like one closer to home base.

OhioRaven on 08/28/2016:
Or a Nudist Colony in Florida.

puddles on 08/28/2016:
I don't have to go that far there is a nudist colony close to my back yard here. But only in Summer time. Have decided to go to Puerto Vallarta for the Winter. We will be seeing each other for the next 3 months and work it out.

Diamond50 on 08/28/2016:
It all sounds exciting Fran travelling with a new companion. Keep us updated along the way!

puddles on 08/28/2016:
I will. Still 4 months away from departure end of Dec... I enjoy excitement in my life keeps me young and foolish.... lol

grannyannie on 08/29/2016:
Ohio, you are sooo helpful! I hope you find someone you'd enjoy being with for that long.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/29/2016:
Aloneness - Lonliness...

I can totally understand your desire for a travel partner. I know friends who have done the same as you actually. I wish you luck and keep us updated on the process of finding someone?

puddles - Saturday Aug 27, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day got a little carried away on salads yesterday of all things but salad is a good thing to get carried away for I guess. 

Today I have to go get more salad since I polished off a full head of lettuce yesterday.  Weird how that was yesterday.  Not sure what will be the craving today hopefully it will be on another safe food if it does happen. 

Another hot and sticky day.  Should get some laundry done today plus I have to pick up and clear out a few things around my place was a little lazy yesterday after I got back from my coffee date yesterday.

Wishing you all a great da.


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

Diamond50 on 08/27/2016:
Craving salad is definitely a good thing Fran. Of all the cravings one could have that's got to be the safest. I think this time of year all the produce seems to taste better so we best eat as much of it now as we can. Have a good day.

OhioRaven on 08/28/2016:
Sounds alot like my Feeding Frenzy at the Salad bar the other day.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/28/2016:
It's ok to indulge in veggies or anything low cal is my own personal motto. I've learned that i can indulge when i indulge smartly. :-)

only bad thing - more food shopping haha like you say.

puddles - Friday Aug 26, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a very good day for my food and water.

We are back to our hot and sticky weather and it will last for at least another week. 

I am going to meet a friend for coffee this afternoon always nice to hook up with friends in the afternoon especially on a Friday before they head out for the weekend.

Nothing planned for the weekend I know the kids are on holidays but I am sure that they have their plans made.  This was the last week that the kids are out of school it is re-entry next week for another year.  

Wishing you all a great day and a wonderful weekend.


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

Diamond50 on 08/26/2016:
Good job with staying on track yesterday Fran. Enjoy your coffee date today. Happy Friday!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/26/2016:
Weather here has lacked all humidity and been beautiful and gorgeous all week. A few thunderstorms - but typical of August in NYC :)

Yes, this week ahead is the last week of summer for kids here too. Not looking forward to the TRAFFIC. It'll add on approx 20 min to my commute in the AM! but...it is what it is & i'll take it in stride.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/26/2016:
Just wanted to say a big thank you again.

puddles on 08/26/2016:
Your welcome J that is why we are here.

puddles - Thursday Aug 25, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Just attached new picture with new hair colour. 

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day and yes I got my hair done yesterday.  Nice to wash all that grey away.  Blond again.... lol

Will post a picture once I figure out how to download from my cell phone a picture.  I am terrible with technology.

Today is a rainy day will be enjoying today and getting some stuff done in house plus have to go out and take my garbage out and get some creamer for my coffee for tomorrow morning.  I also need a few little things.  That will get me out of the house. 

Nice to see a few of our older members coming back.

Wishing you all a great day.


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

Diamond50 on 08/25/2016:
Looking forward to seeing your picture Fran. It's nice to put a face to a name. Enjoy your day.

puddles on 08/25/2016:
Thanks. I have just attached a photo.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/25/2016:
oh nice Blonde!? i gotta see this....i think it's easier to do from cell phone than computer...i think on here..

i can help you later if you ask for it :)

When i have to start dying my hair, i'll be trying blonde also for the 1st time. I bet you look fabulous!

Have a nice day & i hope the rain is mild :)

puddles on 08/25/2016:
Sorry to hear you are having some upsets... I have just attached a picture yes I figured it out J. Miracles still happen for this non-techy person. Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/25/2016:
You DO look great as a blond...i think the blonder, the better for you...I will be doing blonde down the road too.

thanks puddy for your understanding. I have a tendency (even on these anti-anxiety pills for a year alomst...) tendency to get really down and depressed and low energy. it happens in cycles and i think with the seasons?

OhioRaven on 08/25/2016:
Lookin' Good, Puddy. I'm keeping your picture. I want a skinny, pretty girl smiling at me every morning.

puddles on 08/25/2016:
Thank you. You are funny skinny... lol but I will take it.

Diamond50 on 08/25/2016:
Beautiful Fran! Nice to meet you!

puddles - Wednesday Aug 24, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a perfect food and water day.

Going to be another hot day but this will be the last one for this week.  I am looking forward to seeing the leave change colour it is so beautiful with all the mountains around. 

I do have to go out today and will probably pop in to the kids place since they are on holidays but they are staying home and not going away.  I want to go see about getting my hair done - feel like changing the colour and getting the grey out of it. 

This will be another leftover day for food.  I have put a lot of it in the freezer but left some out for a few days.   I always make too much and that is ok because then I don't have to cook for a few days.  It make the decision of what shall I eat easier.

Hoping you guys are doing well and wishing you a great and healthy day.


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

Diamond50 on 08/24/2016:
Congrats on the perfect food and water day Fran. That's awesome. I too enjoy having left overs.

puddles on 08/24/2016:
Thank you.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/25/2016:
If you dye your hair, you will look younger! for sure! I would love to see the before & after of you - photos!

i will dye my hair when it starts going gray...it's helped up so nice for me. I'm already going to be 34. and still i do not dye it.

it's nice to not have to cook everyday.

puddles - Tuesday Aug 23, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day with all my family around.  It turned out to be a pleasant day. 

Today is clean up day because I did not feel like doing it once everybody had left.  So basically a relax day and putting everything away.

Food was good and was basically on track but did not have all that much of a big appetite. 

Not much else here so I will wish you all a great day.


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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/23/2016:
I am glad yesterday was indeed a "happy ending"...wishing you a nice day. I'm planning for some relaxation tomorrow actually....

4th day off this summer for me will be tomorrow :)

ummm...i commented yesterday also.

Sending you a big hug F!

puddles on 08/23/2016:
thank you I attached a comment on my previous post if you want to read it.

OhioRaven on 08/23/2016:
Have a nice Relaxing day. It's nice and cool here in Southern Ohio. This must be how Canada feels.

puddles on 08/23/2016:
It is a very hot day in the 90s but tonight will be mid 50s good sleeping.

Duaa123. on 08/23/2016:
Happy to hear that u had intrested day with ur family .. of course big apetite come form bad feeling or sadness ..I used ti have problem with that but I see myself fine when I pray to god and be happy with my relatives and family . Have a good days

Diamond50 on 08/23/2016:
I'm glad to hear your dinner went well with your family. A relaxing day today is a good thing. Enjoy your "cool" sleep tonight.

puddles - Monday Aug 22, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a good day. 

Getting ready to have my family over for dinner.  I am glad to have my family around today because it is a sad memory wise day.  31 years ago my husband died today and I always try to have my family around on this day it makes it easier to deal with. 

I have been cooking all morning and it seems everything that can go wrong is going wrong.... lol  pot spilled over mess.  My salad went bad so need to go out and get more.  I have to wonder what else will happen as the day unfolds.

Anyway that is what is going on around here.  Wishing you all a great day.



PS =  As I said something else happened boiling my egg noodle and it all spilt over the stove top.

The only thing for tonight that went well was the baking of the cake.  

Now cooling off the stove top so I can clean it and will return my dish to simmer for another few hours.  Can't leave the stove top the way it is it will drive me crazy just thought I would update my day.  

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

OhioRaven on 08/22/2016:
Sorry to hear about your Rough day, Puddy. Try not to control everything and take things in stride. I'll bet your husband was one of the Good Guys. Take Care.

puddles on 08/22/2016:
Thanks Raven he definitely was and yes we are planning on having a good get together.

Duaa123. on 08/22/2016:
It is good idea to be with ur family and have fun with them in this day..enjoy ur times and be strong

Diamond50 on 08/22/2016:
I am so sorry for your loss Fran. Loss of a loved one has got to be the most difficult thing to ever experience. Surround yourself with those that you love today as you all remember your husband. I believe that love's last gifts are precious memories and they can never be taken away. Take care of you today.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/23/2016:
I am so sorry - i do not remember you ever mentioning your loss before. I had no idea. If you want to talk about what happened to get it out, I would like to listen here.

So sorry, maybe the worst is over now...I hope everyone enjoys your cake Puddy Franny.

puddles on 08/23/2016:
Thank you but it is just when the date rolls around every year I tend to have the flashbacks and it is as if it was yesterday and I think that is normal when you loose the love of your life and the father of your child. We did well we mentioned it and talked a bit about it - had a few good laugh at things my husband had done because he was quite the clown. My son is a mini me of my husband so much that I have to do double takes sometimes yes he is him in all his glory. Glad he left me a carbon copy of himself that I can enjoy. Thank you again for your kind words.

puddles - Sunday Aug 21, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a great day.

So we won 2 out of the 3 games which landed us in second place quite happy for the results and so was my grandson.  We were 12 there to support him and cheer him on.  I did not have not dogs and hamburgers but I knew that I was not going to do that.  I brought along fruit and cheese and crackers instead of going for the mystery meat hot dogs and burgers plus buns.  I was happy with myself.

Today need to do some stuff around the house since I am having company for dinner tomorrow night.  It is the easier way having people over then going out.  It is all in having control over what is menu.

We are expecting some rain today that is good but nice weather tomorrow.

 Wishing you all a great day.


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

grannyannie on 08/21/2016:
Well done!! Good plan being the hostess as you are in charge of what's for dinner.

Diamond50 on 08/21/2016:
Congrats on 2nd place. It sounds like a great day enjoyed by all! You also did super with the restraint in the hotdogs and hamburgers. That can be really challenging and you stayed on track. Kudos to you! I agree about having people over being easier than going out. It's a win win when you can enjoy company but also get to be in control of the menu. It's one more strategy to stay on track that's effective. Enjoy your dinner!

OhioRaven on 08/21/2016:
You and the team did real good, Puddy.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2016:
yep...that's my way also for weight loss and maintenance - control over what i eat / don't eat - aka what's on the menu :)

congrats to your grandson! sounds like he's on a good team.

puddles - Saturday Aug 20, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good morning

Yesterday was a great day.  Had a lot to accomplish and got it done.

Today I will be away for a good part of the day hope I can stay away from the goodies sold at the soccer field.  I am a sucker for hot dogs and hamburgers but will do my best and we will see tomorrow whether I will be successful or not.  I am going with great intentions to behave.

Up early so that I can have my relax morning with coffee and not having to rush around which is the thing I hate doing. 

Wishing you all a great day.

Wishing us luck for our tournament. 


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

OhioRaven on 08/20/2016:
Hope you have a nice, quiet morning. Be a Good Girl at the soccer field.

puddles on 08/20/2016:
Being a good girl is never fun Raven.

Duaa123. on 08/20/2016:
I wish u luck un ur next game..and i hope u could stay away from hot dog and hamburger

Diamond50 on 08/20/2016:
Ditto Puddles!

puddles - Friday Aug 19, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

Good Morning

Yesterday was a good day got all my stuff done errands well grocery day.  The evening really cooled down so I decided to make my soup that way I would not be warming up the apartment with the stove being on.  It took 3 hrs for all the vegetable to cook and of course I had to taste it and it is definitely a success.  I had forgotten how much I enjoyed soup especially that one that is soo low on calories and carbs.  Definitely a go to food in the times of hunger.

Today is going to be a restful day just getting all ready for my long day at the parc tomorrow.  Hope the weather will hold up because they are calling for possibility of showers.  They still play even if it rain the only thing that stops the game is lighting.

Really nice to read all the posts.  Fall is coming and so are all of the old members that seem to have been away for Summer.  It is a time for holidays during Summer.

Wishing you all a great day.


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

OhioRaven on 08/19/2016:
Yes, I remember your soup. Having a Healthy Go-To food is always a good idea. It helped me become the man I am today.

Diamond50 on 08/19/2016:
Do you have a special soup recipe that you have shared before Fran? If so I'd be very interested. Hoping the weather holds out for you this weekend. Enjoy!

puddles on 08/19/2016:
Yes here it is 5 carrots chopped 3 onions chopped 2 cans 16oz whole tomatoes with liquid 1 envelope of dry onion soup 1 can green beans including water 2 quarts tomatoe juice 2 green bell peppers chopped 10 stocks celery chopped 1 can 14 oz beef broth 1 large cabbage chopped Put all ingredients in large and I mean large pot. Add water to make sure vegetables are all covered simmer til everything is tender. You can add additional water to make it to your liking depending how thick you enjoy your soup.

You can eat as much as you want and as often as you want extremely low cal and carbs.


Diamond50 on 08/19/2016:
Thanks Fran. Next grocery trip I'll give it a whirl. It's sounds good!

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