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BearCountryGG - Thursday May 24, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

 Liked the scales this morning.........another energetic day....I accomplished so much yesterday....and I plan to do the same today........looks like a nice weekend......I will be on the road heading south.....tomorow....but back on saturday evening...........D's Dr changed his appt to tomorrow...so he will stay behind to deal with that.....otherwise his wait to get back in there would be too long.  So...I will be going on my own....done it before...and it is fine with me.......It's a nice little break for me too.......I stay at a hotel  near where we grew up....and Between visiting 3 cemetaries...I will be doing a lot of shopping.....( hotel is at a outlet mall)....and they have great wifi...so I will check in there too........never enjoy the drive there and back....but done it many many times....and I usually avoid the expressway and take the back roads...takes longer...but a lot less stress for me.  Doing lots of errands all over the place today....but I'm up for it.

EDIT...morning errands done and back home before 10.........bank, gassed up car, bought flowers for the deck and driveway, bought needle nose pliers, and made a donation drop off.  Now doing laundry....put noon foods out to defrost....where did this energy come from???

 

Meal #1

coffee

Fage 0% yogurt

berries

Snack

Needed some sugar and salt so got a bit snacky

Meal #2

beef patty on a wheat bun with mustard and dill relish

carrots, celery and cucumbers

tropical fruit bowl ( from frozen) papaya,mango, pineapple and coconut

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

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BearCountryGG - Wednesday May 23, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 242.6

Up at 6....and full of energy...I have to admit...eating all of this fresh produce seems to be giving me lots of energy.......already have loaded the car for fridays overnight trip, put a pile of things by basement steps to take down, straitghtened bookcase, started gathering jusk for todays trash pickup, and now I'm going to shred papers and reorganize the file cabinets...and it's not even 9 yet. oh...and I moved some furniture around too...and need to set roomba free so he can get his work done.........today looks very promising......

Tossed one old troublesome shredder...and went to the basement and got the really good one...( happy to let that old one go finally)...filling the garbage can today.....and it feels great.  oh oh....we live near a military facility and for some reason helicopters keep flying over............hopefully just maneuvers...but this is a little more than theri usual.  

I had been forgetting to take my vitamins...for a couple of weeks...wonder if that is what got the energy moving!!!!  Just startede back on them yesterday.

Meal #1

coffee

Fage 0% yogurt

strawberries

Meal #2

chicken

polish sausage

lettuce

carrots

cucumber

multigrain english muffin toasted with spray butter

Meal # 3

ole spinach herb wrap

mustard

chicken

banana

Progress as of today: 10.2 lbs lost so far, only 97.6 lbs to go!

graindart on 05/23/2018:
Glad you're feeling productive. I'm feeling lazy today, but know I still have to get stuff done.....

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
Hope your day got better


horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2018:
Cool - you have a rhumba! Is it just for carpet or all floors? how do you like it? my floors are too easy to clean and small apartment, so a rhumba would be stupid for me...but i wanna hear how it is for you!

and you have an extra shredder laying around!? well, what a good day for you!

keep up the good work overall, i'm enjoying reading your eats today. They make me smile. so much easier to eat low cal when there's fresh veggies, i'll tell ya! i'm doing the same!

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
All floors...I love it. Just sit it down and push the button and it runs around cleaning for an hour. It cleans the hard floors just as well as the carpet. The old shredder had been giving me trouble for a couple of years...and then when my Mom passed...I had several bins of things to shred and went and bought a really nice one because it was days of shredding to do....the old one was 4 hours away.....so investing in a really nice one was worth it.


happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
Ha ha ideal life... country living and a base nearby for cool people to talk to in town.

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
LOL


happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
And glad to see you hitting the produce!

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
Lots of nice produce in the store last week...


happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
And glad to see you hitting the produce!


Donkey on 05/23/2018:
I LOVE Fage!! Just discovered this and finished my container. It's not sweet but satisfies my dessert cravings many times.

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2018:
I use the plain one.....and add fresh fruit...or apple butter to it...and I also always drain off any liquid....I didn't care for it at first...but I'm enjoying it now.


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BearCountryGG - Tuesday May 22, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 242.6

It's a rainy day here today.........the email problems continue.....I seriously do not like to be locked out of my main email acct....another phone call to ATT is needed I guess.........spammers are blowing up my new phone number now...my blocked list is almost as long as my contact list......frustrating.....but not worth getting too aggrivated over.  

Spending the day with housework/laundry/trip to the bank and gassing up the car.

1,200 - 1,500 calories

Meal #1

coffee

cereal ( combo of Kix and Cracklin oat bran)

unsweetened almond milk

blueberries

Meal #2

polish sausage with peppers and onions ( oilive oil)

multi grain toasted english muffin with spray butter

strawberries

banana

Meal #3

protein drink

100 cal pk veggie crisps

Progress as of today: 10.2 lbs lost so far, only 97.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2018:
REALLY AGAIN BEING HACKED!? ENOUGH!!!!!!!!

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2018:
I know.....and I even got a new phone number...and I'm getting the last people that had its calls now too...on top of it all. I'm getting a minimum 4 calls a day for them and spam


horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2018:
THAT'S CRAZY...time to time i get calls but nothing recently crossing my fingers!

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2018:
You are lucky....one son is getting as many calls per day as I am.....aggravating.


horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2018:
healthy mix - you can eat a lot when it's more veggies and fruit! and unsweetened almond milk :)

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2018:
I'm watching the food a little better....not craving the desserts right now...LOL


Donkey on 05/22/2018:
I have to admit: your lunch sounds delicious!!!

How frustrating about the spam calls. I keep getting robo calls that my car warranty has expired. *sigh*

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
We do too...and they mail stuff constantly...it used to freak my Mom out when she got them...she really thought they were Important....just as a test...D once called and asked whet it would cost....on a 4 year old truck...it was $4,000....LOL


graindart on 05/23/2018:
Good job on tracking your food intake. That's all I did for 8 months straight to drop a lot of fat / weight.

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
It does keep me from eating the wrong things sometimes....lately...no desire for dessert...probably the fruit is making up for that.

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
It does keep me from eating the wrong things sometimes....lately...no desire for dessert...probably the fruit is making up for that.


happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
That's a much healthier food diary today!


happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
Have you registered your number on the do not call list?


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BearCountryGG - Monday May 21, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 242.6

 Nice little drop on the scales this morning......and feeling like the motivation is once again kicking in....hopefully this will be D's last PT day.....it's evaluation time and he is doing really well.  The beginning of a very busy week is at hand.....and I'm full of energy thankfully.  Need to make up for wasted time yoyoing......so....I'm feeling like getting serious is somehow easier right now...maybe it's the weather...maybe it's the idea that I will be able to move around better outside...if I do this in some sort of organized way....but I'm always thankful for this sort of energy.....Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day.

Getting lots done at home right now...where did this energy come from?????  I have no clue...but I will take it...and use it while it lasts......went shopping in the prepper closet for this weeks groceries...LOL......I'm kind of enjoying this!!!  Why am I craving beans...( kidney, garbanzo etc)...straight from the can????  I suppose I should drain and heat them up...but seriously........BEANS????

EDIT....He graduated ffrom PT...YIPPEE....and to celebrate we went to the Mickey D's drive through  ( he was wearing his plaid lounge pants so we couldn't go in a restaurant...LOL...then I took him for a long ride through his forrest.........so....no lunch but had McDonalds for dinner

MEAL #1

1 egg

banana

coffee

MEAL # 2

Cheese burger

fries

diet coke

 

Progress as of today: 10.2 lbs lost so far, only 97.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2018:
congrats on your drop on the scale! wonderful! Mine has dropped .4 lol for the past few times i've weighed...and i am looking to continue to bring that number down !!! :)

The warmer weather helps me also..the ease of just going right outside and the happy feelings associated with warmth :) very helpful over here too!

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2018:
Perks me up.....loving the weather right now.

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2018:
I'm just happy to not be sliding down the driveway...LOL


Donkey on 05/21/2018:
It's always nice to see the numbers dip downwards :-)

Wow, PT is coming to an end already? That went by really quickly! (although it may not have seemed it to you and or D)

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2018:
It's been 5 weeks........hoping that they dismiss him today...it's his progress report for medicare...and he will have completed 10 visits....he's doing great...and will see his surgeon for hopefully...the last visit on Wednesday.......Still some swelling...and at home exercises will continue....but we will be so happy to not have to spend 3 hours a week there. Keeping fingers crossed!!!


horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2018:
a friend of mine had double knee replacements (she's 70) and she was in a inpatient rehab center for a MONTH! but that's NY and she has great insurance and wasn't retired at the time...probably best if you can replace them on your insurance before retiring is my guess.

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2018:
He was given the option of inpatient...but he wanted to be at home...and I was here to take care of him...so we went with that...but it was something he could have done.


horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2018:
I'm glad he had the option also :)

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2018:
That's all behind him now except for the drs visit...so it's just a matter of continuing the healing over the next 6 months or so.....we are breathing easier today.


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BearCountryGG - Sunday May 20, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 243.4

I'm Up....................and the lip rash is finally gone...no swelling...no dermatitis...and it was simple...........it was lip gloss. The benedryl helped...but not completely....when I  caught myself putting the lip gloss on again....it hit me... Glad that's over. It is definately wedding season...we have a family wedding coming up too.

Shooting for 1,200 to 1,500 cals per day

Meal #1 =coffee, 0% fat plain yogurt, banana 

meal  #2 = 2 mozzarella string cheese light sticks, spinach and herb tortilla, lettuce,peppers, celery, pasta salad made with light mayo, blueberries

Meal # 3 = vegetable pasta salad, 2 cuties

Having a really good day.......getting lots of things done...it's a really busy week coming up and lots to do to get ready.

Progress as of today: 9.4 lbs lost so far, only 98.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/20/2018:
I'm so glad that you found the cause of your rash. Of course that makes perfect sense! That must be such a relief to you :-)

bearcountrygg on 05/20/2018:
I don't know why I didn't think of it before...and was an old old container...apparently that is what caused it in the past too...that hit the trash !!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2018:
Isn't that interesting!? that's amazing you figured it out and the problem will be solved and you know the reason for the problem! lol....

bearcountrygg on 05/20/2018:
The benedryl took the swelling down yesterday...and a little of the rash went away...so I knew it was an allergic reaction...it wasn't until I caught myself putting on that OLD OLD lip gloss instead of chapstick ...that I figured it out...so much for trying to use up old stuff....back to the trusty chapstick for me


happy-1 on 05/20/2018:
OR... tell all the kids at the wedding you have a flesh-eating bug and then give them a BIG KISS ON THE CHEEK.

Definitely the more fun option.

bearcountrygg on 05/20/2018:
The relatives would never speak to me again...LOL


happy-1 on 05/20/2018:
I think we found the perfect solution for Donkey!

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2018:
LOL


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BearCountryGG - Saturday May 19, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

Watched the royal wedding.......and took a bath......and need to eat something I guess.....coffee so far....scales not moving at all.......there is a absolute need to shake things up.. It's raining.......Haven't eaten any more cuties or cantelope...and upper lip rash is getting irritating.............I seriously dislike dermatitis....................so I guess that brings it back to outside allergies because I can't think of anything else it could be that I have eaten that is seasonal or different......Finally ate toast and peanut butter...and  if I take benedryl...I will be out for the day....probably should because I keep accidentally biting my bottom lip and that is getting in the way too now...................I DO NOT understand why anyone would purposely have lip injections to get the trout pout.....!!!!!!!  This is one way to cut the calories!  Good night!!

The benedryl helped a little.....and I slept for a long time

Meal #2 = sweet potato 1/2 cup, peas, 1/2 cup, meatloaf, blueberries

 

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

graindart on 05/19/2018:
Bet my mom watched the royal wedding. I remember her and my sisters watching the Princess Diana wedding back in the day.

bearcountrygg on 05/19/2018:
I watched Charles and Diana's too.... this was quite different from the usual royal weddings....and it was very nice.


Maria7 on 05/19/2018:
I watched the royal Harry and Meghan wedding live on tv also...began very, very early this morning watching it, since we are 5 hours behind them. Wasn't it sweet?

bearcountrygg on 05/19/2018:
Yes it was sweet......They look so happy...and Harry was so nervous.....I absolutely loved the choir singing Stand By Me...that was out of this world!!!!!...I could watch it over and over again.


Maria7 on 05/19/2018:
It was a very beautiful wedding.

bearcountrygg on 05/19/2018:
yes it was.


Donkey on 05/19/2018:
I got up at 3:30am to watch and I sure am glad that I did, although I'm very tired right now. I was too young to wake up early for Charles & Diana. For the life of me, I can't remember what was going on that I missed Wills & Kate.

bearcountrygg on 05/19/2018:
This wedding really broke with tradition...but it was so contemporary and fitting for todays couples. I can't remember William and Kates either.


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BearCountryGG - Friday May 18, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

Lots of dog barking overnight...neighbors on both sides...and ours a little.....but we had the window open all night...and that makes for better sleep around here...but probably not good for allergies....didn't eat any cuties or cantelope yesterday and top lip 's rash is worse than ever and is now swelling a bit...not dangerously...but puffy............life goes on.  Another day on the road a lot...errands need to be done...and that's that.

Scale is not moving...but I did snack a bit last night on salty stuff.

Meal #1 coffee  then came home and had toast and cookies...

Meaal #2 meatloaf, sweet potato, peas

Meal #3 banana, pkg cheese and crackers, fiber one bar, nuts, dark chocolate

I'm not going to start it yet because we will be away from home for a couple of days next week....but..............................I was thinking of something today that I did many years ago that worked so well for me...and I'm thinking of trying it again for a week...possibly in june.

1.  Determine how many calories I want to eat in a day and multiply it by 7 = weekly cals

2.  Then...eat what I want daily counting cals but there will be no limit per day...until the last 2 days ( have to leave some for those 2 days)

3.  the last 2 days can be rough and for me usually consisted of low cal veggies like tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers etc...and zero cal drinks....but if enough are left by choice...then use them all.

4.  The beauty of this is that every day is different and it allows all foods....some higher cal days and some lower cal days keep metabolism up.

5. Some weeks I used all of the cals and had 2 miserable days....but it worked and I knew it would be over soon.

6. I actually lost weight well doing this...and I only felt like I was on a diet for 2 days a week....there was no rebelling for 5 days...there was no wanting to give up for 5 days...and the weight loss was so good it all felt worth it............

7.  Some days I want to eat a lot...and other days I'm not very hungry and this adjusts really well to that

8.  Weigh in on morning of day 1...and don't weigh in until day one of next week...no checking just for fun in between.......that can throw the whole thing off.

9.  The biggest drawback other than 2 possibly rough days at the ened...is that you still have to count calories.

I think this would be a really good way for me to start at the end of may or beginning of June...........it was like playing a game that is always changing...and that suits me really well....

 

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/18/2018:
your weekly cal plan is similar to mine in that i do know my weekly cals each week...have a good day doing errands BCGG and perhaps you can buy a cream to put on your rash?

bearcountrygg on 05/18/2018:
Nothing that could go on lips.....I will see tomorrow...If I don't have to go anywhere tomorrow..I may just take some benedryl...can't drive with that...it totally knocks me out cold...and then I sleep a long time. The rash is spreading up to my nose like in the past.....it's weird.


graindart on 05/18/2018:
The wife's been leaving the windows open at night lately, up until today's high of 49 degrees.

Whatever plan you can stick with is the plan that will end up providing the results.

bearcountrygg on 05/18/2018:
Totally agree...and it was nice to have that window open...fresh air is wonderful.


Donkey on 05/18/2018:
I like this plan - I think it's worth trying (again) for a period of time, at least.

bearcountrygg on 05/19/2018:
Looking forward to it.


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BearCountryGG - Thursday May 17, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

Beautiful day here today...our allergies are in full swing though....and the seasonal rash I get on my lips and under my nose is  a thing again......comes from breathing  in something I am allergic too....kind of like a dermatitis rash......must be the trees/buds/grasses...etc......feels like sandpaper....and thankfully does not itch...I will be happy to have that go away......but it's an annual thing.  Also lots of runny noses and coughing.

D has a PT appt this morning bright and early.............he drove the truck for the first time yesterday.....getting in...great...getting out...a problem...UGH....I think we both enjoyed our break from each other...LOL....I will have to continue driving him to PT though..........hopefully...with some luck...there is only one more PT visit after today...we are ready for this to end.  Still lots of swelling and heat on knee...and even though they glued it shut ( 8-9 inch incision)...they stitched inside...and stitches from inside are working their way out...and that is weird....

EDIT...looked up the lip rash/bumps/dermatitis...and realized that although I always tied it to spring.....becasue that is when it always started...according to what I'm reading...it is more than likely food related...and since I do start buying cuties and cantelope in the spring....it actually may be one or both of those......will have to see how that plays out.

ALSO....my hair is longer than it ever has been in my life...and it's getting thinner and thinner.......so since it is now about 2 feet long....I guess I am going to have to cut it shorter....age/dieting/easier tangling....and if I don't do something pretty soon I won't have much left.....it had always been so thick...but now I'm seeing way too much scalp......and we are finding long hair everywhere around here...need to do a little research on that now too....I know when I crash dieted many years ago...I would have some hair loss behind both ears...this time...it's falling out all over..especially on top....if it isn't one thing...then it's another.

Anyway...after that long winded medical update...LOL

Not hungry for breakfast...so just having a cup of coffee = 5

Meal #1 subway sandwich =857

coffee with creamer..that I miss poured...so high creamer cals = 105

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calories = 967

Cereal and almond milk = 220

1 pkg cheese crackers, 1 bar, a little dark chocolate

My calories are working out quite good...I may stop counting them again, it is a bit of a hassle.....I'm staying around the 1,200 to 1500 mark....but what is a pain is that the scales aren't moving at all...and at this calories rate...it should....I probably lowered my metabolism so bad between past crash dieting and low thyroid...that I would have to be on a starvation diet over a long time to lose well again.....this yoyo dieting I have done for so long is so damaging......BUT.....I will keep on...keeping on......and eating in a way that should help.

 

 

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/17/2018:
thanks to sooo much rain, no allergies today as it's been raining full swing for over 24 hours now and will continue all week! i'm glad to skip a pill.

i'm guessing it's been dry by you since you say allergies are bad now.

WOW..PT is over already for him! boy does try move fast! the stictches will fall out? or they just turn outwards?

i had a friend that got a rash from limes / lemons on her upper lip.but it may have also been bc she was eating them in the sun causing a sunburn in that spot above her lip..

you have thick hair compared to most women i think according to your photo!

whenever i omit fats, my hair gets rough.

bearcountrygg on 05/17/2018:
No rain for a few days here...so it is beautifully dry and green. Allergies not great.....I'm thinking the lip rash is the cuties...or maybe citrus in general...I had a touch of it back a couple of weeks ago too.....I don't know what that is. There were no stiches on the skin...they were all internal...and they had 1 end of thread coming out each end of the incision...and those were cut off awhile ago...but now internal stitches are starting to poke out in spots...it's weird...I'm thinking his body is rejecting them....he cuts them when they appear....that may be why it is still very warm and swollen...but he doesn't have a fever so it's probably ok. 1 more PT and should be done...YAY!!!! I used to have thick hair...now...not so much...and what I think is adding to it is the fact that it is so long...it gets tangled easier...I'm still eatig butter and olive oil...but in the past...dieting did make 2 small patches fall out but they didn't show.....now..there is way too much scalp showing on top....I'm sure age is playing a part in it too...( Maybe my head is getting bigger,,,LOL)


happy-1 on 05/17/2018:
Hey - Question... I need to do a quick product feature writeup for a case study for my interview. What's something on Fitday that frustrates you or you wish was done differently? Do you pay for fitday or use their free app?

bearcountrygg on 05/17/2018:
Actually neither...I bought a CD from them many years ago...and I just install and reinstall whenever I want to use it...so mine is very outdated......I paid $35 for it back then...so I don't know what their new programs are about really....but that old CD is great....nothing actually bothers me.

bearcountrygg on 05/17/2018:
Now the Weight Watcher program online...that is a pain in the butt....but that probably isn't what you need.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/17/2018:
sometimes it takes longer than we want for the weight to come off...it takes a few more days of doing the good things :)

bearcountrygg on 05/17/2018:
I'm finding myself figuring in my head because I have a pretty good idea of the cals......seems like I'm sticking mostly around 1,500......I may have to concentrate on 200 or 300 lower....will see.


Donkey on 05/17/2018:
For thinning hair, I take gummy vitamin supplements labeled "Hair & Skin". that seems to have helped somewhat.

bearcountrygg on 05/18/2018:
Ok...thanks...I will check those out!!!


happy-1 on 05/17/2018:
Oh you are probably on their "PC app". Basically I need to do a case study on a feature I added to a software product n the past and how it turned out but I didn't save anything from ld companies so I'll just do a writeup on a feature to one of their apps.

bearcountrygg on 05/18/2018:
Not an app...it's an actual OLD CD from 2000....it's cracked...and scratched...but still works.


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BearCountryGG - Wednesday May 16, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

Will be on the road much of today...to start....we bought 2 pkgs of wall fastenenrs a few days ago....get home...and 1pkg had been apparently previously bought by someone else who had taken some parts out...and broken another......and then returned them.......we needed all of it....so today...back to Home Depot....that's over 2 hours on the rd...then a quick trip into Walmart for milk, eggs and bananas.

Out of curiosity...I will start counting calories today....need to see if I'm on track calorie wise.  

Will use Fitday and report here..........Intuitive eating is comfortable for me.......one days lack of a food group does turn into another days completely covering it....so I'm depending on my cravings to lead me down the right path......but because fitday also gives nutritional value totals..... I can adjust it to cover anywhere from 1 day...to 2 years...( no need for the 2 year total...)....but I'm now curious...and interested in finding out if I'm eating too little or too many calories.

So...Hitting the road early.......and not hungry...just thirsty.

6:30 A.M.

Tea = 2

Back home again at 10:30 and hungry

365 yogurt/strawberry oatmeal = 250

1 cutie = 31

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meal # 1 = 283 calories

 

Meal #2

12:45 P.M.

wheat bun = 150

beef patty = 270

mustard = 3

relish = 14

potato chips = 150

celery = 6

cantaloupe 1 cup = 55

coffee = 5

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meal # 2 calories = 653

Days total so far = 936 calories

 

Meal #3 

5:30 P.M.

3 ounces pork = 213 cals

2 light string cheese sticks = 100

Kodiak blueberry muffin = 260

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Meal #3 calories = 573

Total calories for day = 1,509

 

LAUREL OR YANNY   I VOTE YANNY

 

 

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/16/2018:
when on the road, you may want to prepare snacks and things to bring with you if you are hungry...if you can prevent being too hungry once being home...

for me, if i'm on the road and come home too hungry, i overeat once i'm home. not sure you want to snack, though!

bearcountrygg on 05/16/2018:
I just wasn't hungry...and ate breakfast when I got back here....and then had lunch just a couple of hours later so it worked out ok.....heading back out again here and a few...and I I'm full......I usually keep some bars in the car....but didn't need them today. But is a good idea to have something there just in case.


horn_of_plenty on 05/16/2018:
yes, i also enjoy lighter dirnks also on the road...although i had wayyyy too many diet drinks and now my skin on my face is partially spitting out the chemicals lol in the form of pimples...but they are almost gone :)

bearcountrygg on 05/16/2018:
Drinks with the artificial sweeteners make my joints hurt....so I'm really enjoying the seltzer waters....although they do add a LOT of bubbles to the belly....LOL I still love my coffee and tap water....tea just seemed like something different today...and I enjoyed it. Nothing seems to give me pimples...but I do have an olive tone to my skin....and I suspect that is why...I never did sunburn either...just got pink on day one and the next morning I was just darker....now D and the boys...they have more skin problems..I do get hives.and boy do they itch for a few hours...and then they go away....but I've never figured out what causes them for sure.


Donkey on 05/16/2018:
Well done today! I like the idea of a "self-check" with calorie counting, just to make sure you're still on track. Thin people don't eat when they're not hungry, so I think it's a good thing that you didn't eat until later.

YANNY. No question.

bearcountrygg on 05/16/2018:
D heard Lauren......LOL

bearcountrygg on 05/16/2018:
That should have said D heard Laurel


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BearCountryGG - Tuesday May 15, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 241.2

 Crazy week here..jam packed front to back........rained all night so it's the day to burn boxes..so D will try out his first driving skills today......the tractor is probably a good placce to start that...at least he won't be on the roads...LOL...and since I'm done ordering stuff for a long time....the box problem should be done.  I'm really enjoying the intuitive eating.......and I will probably be tweeking it in the next few days and start keeping track of calories...just to make sure I'm eating an appropriate amount......too little...or too much causes equal problems......the scales have been the exact same for 2 days....so I will give it a few more...and start tweeking it here and there...but keeping the same principles.  Laundry day will keep me busy...and putting off the errand day...until tomorrow....too much to do around here today.  

Since I am sitting at PT waiting for D for at least 3 hours a week.....I have plenty of time to read and play solitaire...etc...LOL....yesterday a lovely lady...who told me she was 82...decided to tell me her life story....she hasn't eaten anything other than ensure for months...she is losing weight quickly...and they are starting tests for cancer next week.....she is such a sweetheart and really needed to chat...I'm glad I was there and gave her someone to talk to ( basically I didn't say much other than to nod).....but I will say...she was dressed beautifully, she  stood in front of me chatting for over an hour......she teared up when she told me about her ex husband dying 3 years ago..( they had divorced but stayed friends)...she told me about making peace with a mouthy daughter inlaw on mothers day because her pastor told her too......and that someone had stolen her debit card and credit card.I suspect her daughter in law...but would never tell her that...so she had to cancel them that morning......Such a sweet, lonely lady....she may very well have cancer, she doesn't want to eat, she is very thin and living on ensure.......and there I sat....wanting to eat everything....and weighing twice what I should ,she was there for some relaxation massage......I can't get her out of my thoughts today.

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2018:
I meant this type of salad:

https://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/seaweed-salad

bearcountrygg on 05/15/2018:
I have never seen fresh seaweed here at all...even in the bigger cities like Detroit or Flint....in fact the dry shelf stable ones are even hard to find....But it does look like lettuce....NYC is very different to shop in than the Midwest. I loved shopping in Manhattan when we were there...but we did have to go to several stores to get what we needed.....here...we just don't have little stores...basically we have big supermarkets or big box stores...where you get everything you need...even butcher shops are disappearing now.....we have zero ethnic stores within a 2 hour radius.


horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2018:
sorry to hear about that lady...she has lots that she has lost especially concerning her husband.

i wouldn't even compare yourself to her as you have very diff situations and she could have been your mother. it sounds like you said - she is very lonely with nobody to help her or sit with her anymore.

bearcountrygg on 05/15/2018:
She is lonely...I'm glad that she had the time to connect like that. I hope she isn't really sick..


horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2018:
i think it is bought dried - can be found on amazon or other sites, and you can actually make it yourself using all the ingredients and you probably soak the dried seaweed in water to start.

i used to soak it and eat it, plain....wow...the things i used to do! i'd eat it without flavoring, yuck now.!

bearcountrygg on 05/15/2018:
Oh...OK...I will check amazon out. Thanks!!!!


Donkey on 05/15/2018:
Wow, I can see why that lady and her story would haunt you today. "Haunt" might be too harsh, so I hope you can understand what I'm trying to say. I hope she's not sick. Sick is hard enough without being lonely too :-(

bearcountrygg on 05/15/2018:
I know...I'm sad for her.


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