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BearCountryGG - Monday Nov 06, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 238.0

First day of my liquid fast jury duty prep..................


La Croix water

orange juice

grapefruit juice

Hot chocolate

K cup apple drink

chicken broth


Water if needed for the rest of the day

Actually the liquid days aren' t that hard because I drink quite a bit.......main problem is that I spend the day in the bathroom...that is a lot of liquid.....and since i'm used to eating I'm afraid I might forget and eat...LOL

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 108 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/06/2017:
Nice lady! keep up the great work :)

Thank you for the support and advice you give me here and other places on web. It means more than you could ever know xo

bearcountrygg on 11/06/2017:
You are too sweet!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/06/2017:
lol, check all your entries i'm catching up :)

bearcountrygg on 11/06/2017:

horn_of_plenty on 11/06/2017:
lol, i actually had a couple dreams relating to my application process last night lol. i'll take a few breaths and relax :)

bearcountrygg on 11/06/2017:
Yup....work on relaxing...dreams are about problems our subconscious is trying to figure out.

Maria7 on 11/06/2017:
Hang in there....

BearCountryGG on 11/06/2017:
Will do!

Donkey on 11/06/2017:
Got my fingers and toes crossed for you tonight!

horn_of_plenty on 11/07/2017:
My fingers are crossed also :)

BearCountryGG - Sunday Nov 05, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 238.0

Last day of solid foods for a few days....because the last jury duty comes up this week....so I'm concentrating on eating a lot of healthy stuff today......I'm of course hoping that this one gets cancelled too....so far...these last 3 months have been something that I have dreaded and have been lucky enough to have most of the days cancelled....so I'm going to have a good healthy food days and then the next 2 days will be liquids....until that 5 o clock phone to the courts on tuesday.

Breakfast = coffee, 2 scrambled eggs with cheese, 1 1/2 slices bacon, toast with peanut butter 

Lunch= hamburger, mac and cheese and baked beans and chocolate

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 108 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/05/2017:
Thank goodness this is the last one. I hope you have a good day! Breakfast sounds delicious!

bearcountrygg on 11/05/2017:
Hopefully it's cancelled, keeping my fingers crossed.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/06/2017:
sending you good luck for Tuesday's phone call :)

bearcountrygg on 11/06/2017:
YES...Thank You!

BearCountryGG - Saturday Nov 04, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 239.0

Raining here.....................just hanging around.  Beautiful moon last night...we must really be getting old...we really really like the moon.........LOL

Breakfast = egg,, 1 slice bacon, toast with peanut butter and coffee

Snack= lecroix water, 1 minibag crackers and pb, halloween candy ( it will be a good thing whan that's gone)

Lunch = chicken with kale, edamame, carrots  and red peppers and 2 mini muffins w/butter

Evening = apple juice, Pure Organic Bar, Veggie straws

Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 109 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/06/2017:
So what is so good about the salt lamps? What's a reason to get one? i would have to make it one of the lamps i use all the time...i now use oils in a diffuser, always forgetting to clean it and then i don't use it for weeks, but when it's on, i love it...tonight i'll both clean and use it! the oils were expensive, i should use them! i got oils for relaxing and to decrease inflammation :)

i love those lecroix....haven't had them in a long time, buying other bottled brands. lately i just buy big liter and 2 liter bottles. :) and add my steiva.

your lunch is really healthy! nice job!!!!!!

i love the veggie straws too bc one serving is a ton of them!!!!!

lately i'm sick of the straws and eating corn chips instead, but the serving is less corn chips :(...but boy are they tasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i eat a TON of chips instead of other grains. it's how i like to do things!

bearcountrygg on 11/06/2017:
The salt lamps aren't for lighting a room...you couldn't read by them...they put out a glow more like a bigger night light...they put ions into the air,.....and help with lung issues......I swear by mine now...I have 3 plugged in through out the house 24 hours a day. I didn't realize how much they helped my lungs intil mine was inplugged for a week....I got congested and my lymph glands swelled up......feeling much better now.

BearCountryGG - Friday Nov 03, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 239.0

Feeling crummy today....no plans to do anything at all...will just go with whatever I feel like doing when the mood hits.

Breakfast = scrambled egg with cheese, 1 slice bacon, toast, coffee 

Lunch = peanut butter on crackers, pure organic bar and chocolate

Dinner = 1 serving pizza and chocolate

More info today about brother in laws cancer and it's dismal but they will start chemo next week...he is only 64...just got their 3rd grandchild in september and they were so excited ( the other 2 live in colorado)....they are of course very upset right now...so today was spent on the phone...........

Right now I am going to sing the praises of salt lamps.....about a year ago I heard they were good for health...and I ordered 3........and turned them on periodically.....BUT...about 4 or 5 months ago I plugged one in and left it on 24 hours a day......and my wheezing and chest congestion went away completely....and I have been so healtthy ( no bad colds or pneumonia)...then last weekend when we went out of town I unplugged it......and I just realized today that the way I feel right now was the way I was before the salt lamp...so I pluggeed it back in and also plugged the other 2 in....they will be on around the clock forever now....I can see that they were working wonders with my lungs............never expected that!


Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 109 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/03/2017:
Feel better, also commented on yesterday....

excellent breakfast :) very balanced. :) take care for now!!

BearCountryGG on 11/03/2017:
not a hungry day...but did get into the candy.

innerpeace on 11/03/2017:
I hope you feel better. I cannot wait to be in that position to just do whatever I want.

BearCountryGG on 11/03/2017:
It is nice after years of working to be free....your day will come.

Maria7 on 11/03/2017:
Hope you feel better. Glad the salt lamp is helping. A warm-mist vaporizer at nite is good, too.

BearCountryGG on 11/04/2017:
I have one of those...need to get that plugged in too...good Idea...Thank you.

Donkey on 11/04/2017:
Thank you for talking about salt lamps. I think I have only seen these in catalogs. This is good to know, for my future reference. I will seriously consider getting one of these.

BearCountryGG on 11/04/2017:
Do get one...they are inexpensive and I'm quite surprised how well it took care of my wheeze and congestion.

BearCountryGG - Thursday Nov 02, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 239.0

Cleaning and sorting bedroom drawers and den paperwork today....Denny will be rebuilding and repairing dog kennels...so the day will fly by I'm sure....need to dig out some earrings today...haven't worn them in years...and I'm wondering if my piercings  have closed.

Breakfast = cheese omelet with salsa, whole grain toast, 1 strip bacon, coffee 

A.M. snack = 1 mini bag chips and 4 pieces halloween candy

Glands on the left side of my body are swelling up quickly.....must have picked up a germ when we were out of town Saturday....or shopping this week....downing vitamin c and lookin for the zinc....really do not want to get sick right now.

Lunch = 1 small avocado, fresh tomato, radishes and 2 small beef and bean burritos with marinara

Felt too crummy to clean out drawers....did do a lot of laundry and ran the roomba...other than that I sat around and felt crummy and read.

evening = dried apple chips, dried coconut chips and a mini bag of veggie strraws...and maybe a hot beverage from the Keurig later


Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 109 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/02/2017:
Hope you have a good day!

BearCountryGG on 11/02/2017:
so far, so good...a little snacky still but weight is still going in the right direction so I'm ok with that.

innerpeace on 11/02/2017:
Eww hope you aren't getting sick.

BearCountryGG on 11/02/2017:
Starting to feel crummy, head cold or sinus infection probably...chills off and on....yuck!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/03/2017:
Your meals sound very balanced especially breakfast and lunch but all around it's great portions. even some candy is OK. good job.

feel better. ...where does he clean out dog kennels? is this a part time job?

BearCountryGG on 11/03/2017:
We hav3e the kennels...he had to rebuild some of them...we have 5 bear hunting dogs.

BearCountryGG - Wednesday Nov 01, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 239.0

 The day is flying by.......odd little things around here are keeping me busy...

Breakfast = homemade breakfast sandwich and coffee

Snack.....got a little crazy and snacked too much so I will put off eating lunch until later to help make up for it........snack was 2 mini packs cookies, 1 pure organic bar and a glutino strawberry thing

Late lunch = 1 meat ball, fresh tomatoes, some whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce and some chicken stuffing ....trying to clean out the fridge.....didn't want to add anymore leftovers to it....LOL

Neighbor here cutting wood to heat his house this winter......brought things in from the deck before they freeze.......still some flower pots to get....looks like I let this go too late this year.

evening snack = walnuts and ice cream...seriously need to work on eating better tomorrow



Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 109 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 11/01/2017:
what's the glutino thing? another bar? or a jell?

make sure to eat protein to keep you full...sounds like you did at breakfast!

i'm glad you are busy and not bored!

BearCountryGG on 11/01/2017:
I can't remember the name of the glutino thing because I threw the box away because it ripped....but it is kind of like a smaller pop tart type of thing without the glutin...it's good...and seems less sweet...but when these are gone I probably won't buy it again.

BearCountryGG - Tuesday Oct 31, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 240.0

Up early as usual.......The house needs a good cleaning today......I ordered a roomba robot vaccuum and it came the other day...I LOVE IT!!!!  I had been wanting a pet....BUT...I think the roomba will make a great pet....LOL...... ...it's perfect.....it doesn't make a mess...( it cleans messes up)...I don't have to feed it....it goes back to it's charging dock all by it's self.  I tell it what to do...and it does it!   It behaves a lot better than my husband!!!!!  So I'm hoping I'm over the pet thing...for years we had cats, dogs, hampsters, guinnea pigs,a rabbit, a ground hog, birds and fish...a robot that cleans sounds like a dream come true now!  Now they just need to make a bathroom cleaning robot and a dishwasher that empties and refills itself and I will be all set. 

Breakfast = oatmeal and whole grain toast with butter and coffee

This right now...Happy Halloween?

Lunch = cheese burger on a sandwich thin, organic blueberry bar and a handful of mini crackers with peanut butter

Dinner = baked chicken wings with nutritional yeast, knorrs butter noodles, fresh tomatoes



Progress as of today: 15.4 lbs lost so far, only 110 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 10/31/2017:
Roomba...sounds fantastic!! I love the snow and due to recent events I wish it would rain and hail where I am.

Lunch sounds great. Have a good day.

BearCountryGG on 10/31/2017:
Roomba is amazing...where has that been all of my life? For your sake I hope you get all kinds of crazy weather too....you could always turn your lights out and sit in the dark!

Donkey on 10/31/2017:
I heard on the news that even Obama couldn't get out of jury duty... Thought of you immediately.

BearCountryGG on 10/31/2017:

horn_of_plenty on 11/01/2017:
Oh….you had all the pets I have ever wanted! Wow! I was debating a guinea pig later…but no…and now that I’m applying for NYPD I am noticing how my time is very limited. Getting a dog could NEVER work right now. Anyways, I do love my hamster. I hold him usually in the morning and night when he is sleeping. It’s very relaxing to massage the hamster in my hand while I drink my morning drink or after I eat dinner. It’s soothing and I time to let my mind relax. Sometimes I also search / read / do things on the web with the hamster in one hand. And I also watch the news. It’s just a good time for me – to rest…but also have something alive in my hand. Did you ever feel this way too?

Your robot vacuum sounds cool – I am glad it works so well for you! What a great buy! I don’t think I am daring enough to want one! Also, I do not need it – too small an apartment to spend such money. Not enough carpets either do need more than my own strength to vacuum!

Thanks for your kind words yesterday. I’m starting to get nervous about what to write here. My worst fear right now is anything going wrong with any part of the process or after I would hopefully get in. It would be so so so upsetting. I may not write to much more about it other than a few words here and there. I am nervous for it to go well, as you can imagine.

Happy Halloween, dinner sounds perfecto! As does your breakfast! And lunch. Good eating today…I like seeing your fresh veggies and all food groups. Nicely done lady!

BearCountryGG on 11/01/2017:
I loved napping with the cats....they were super snuggly. Share only what you want to...we all wish you well and want you to be comfortable.

BearCountryGG - Monday Oct 30, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 240.0

Shopping day...and possibility of snow....so I'm getting an early start with a gigantic breakfast......should keep me full most of the day if history repeats itself.

Breakfast = 2 egg omelet with ham, peppers, cheese and salsa and a piece of whole grain toast with butter and jam and coffee......covered all of the food groups with this one. 

Lunchr = beef, whole grain bread, mayo, tomato, ice cream, a few peanuts

Dinner = whole wheat spaghetti, tomato sauce and meatballs

Bad news today though....brother in law has lymphoma ( cancer of the lymph glands)...that's 3 family members diagnosed and or surgery for cancer in the last 2 weeks and then a funeral......all cancer.

It rained here today...and about 4 o clock the most gigantic snowflakes came down for about 2 minutes and they were the size of tennis balls...then it went back to rain....weird


Progress as of today: 15.4 lbs lost so far, only 110 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 10/30/2017:
I hope you found what you wanted to shopping!?

where'd you go!? what'd you get!?

Breakfast sounds amazing, even if i'm eating to being really full i run into hunger / low blood sugar later...sucks!

your food sounds all GREAT!

BearCountryGG on 10/30/2017:
Just got the perishables.....had 3 solid meals with no desire to snack today...even though I made up several bags of things for Denny to take to 1 son today.....he was taking him our past snow tires so I loaded him down with groceries out of our pantry too....and I never had any desire to snack...so 3 solid meals do take away my snacking....no low sugar problems today thankfully...

Horn_of_plenty on 10/30/2017:
Whole wheat spaghetti with all its fiber must be nice and filling! sounds good. I keep wanting to make all the grains i bought...i'll have to do this ! boxes of nice grains sit in my cupboard waiting to be cooked! and instead i'm always buying prepared food! LOL

that's great you ate some healthy things! it's good to bring snacks in case!

have a good eve!

BearCountryGG - Sunday Oct 29, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 240.0

Back at home again and ready to settle in again............it's feeling like winter...some areas in Michigan have already had snow..........feels like it's time......tomorrow will be grocery shopping day....I'm not getting the flu shot anymore if I can help it since my Mom died just a few hours after getting hers...I didn't get the shots for years...then while working in a drs office they were manditory....then after that...I stopped again until I spent 7 years caring for my Mom and her dr insisted she get them so I got them for 7 years with her until her death, and none since.......so basically I just try to cut my exposure....anyway...I get pneumonia more often then colds or flu.

Breakfast = coffee, banana, whole grain toast w/butter, 1 egg, 2ounces ham

snack= hummus chips ( 1 mini bag)

Lunch = whole wheat spaghetti with sauce and meatballs, and ice cream cone

Dinner = chicken salad, 6 crackers, hot cheetos mini bag, nutrigrain lemon cake square, and a glutino thing


Progress as of today: 15.4 lbs lost so far, only 110 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 10/30/2017:
Hello there BCGG :--)

Sorry I am not as active responding on the weekend – I admit that this site is much easier for me to be active on during the weekdays when I’m sitting practically handcuffed to my desk from 8am-5pm hahaa, just kidding, but I admit it’s easier for me to comment during the workdays. …so please don’t take offense to my lack of commenting on the weekend.

If you research the flu vaccine, you’ll find all types of literature saying that it’s not even proving that getting the flu vaccine is advantageous because many times it’s not even the right strain that they give you – bc the flu virus is ever changing, it’s hard to predict (I think) which exact vaccine they even need to issue to patients! So I do not blame you for skipping it.

With the flu, it seems also that if you keep yourself healthy and rest and do things right, that I would believe that’s good enough to safeguard yourself from getting the flu. I rarely get sick when I’m taking care of myself. Mostly this means getting enough sleep! – for me.

horn_of_plenty on 10/30/2017:
Oh, it's not that cold here...we actually had more like one more tropical type storm here in NYC. Very rainy and windy yesterday into today!

Our snow typically comes at the end of December. Wishing you warmth!

BearCountryGG - Wednesday Oct 25, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 240.0

What a day....bad news all around...we are in a bit of a funk.....heading down to the old home town for the relatives funeral.....northern Detroit suburb...and a stop along the way at oldest sons house too.  Funeral is Saturday....but in other family news a sister in laws surgery found cancer and also in lymph nodes...as if that wasn't enough brother in law has a tumor behind his nose and will have a biopsy and potential surgery early next week....and cousins breast cancer surgery is also coming up....the family news is totally unreal and hard to wrap our heads around...all within 4 years of our age with the exception of the aunt.   Life can be awfully fragile.

Breakfast = english muffin breakfast sandwich and coffee

a m snack mini bag chips and a quaker breakfast PB square

Lunch = grapes and red beans with rice

afternoon snack = 100 calorie pk

Probably won't be posting until we get home after saturday....most likely be posting again sunday


Progress as of today: 15.4 lbs lost so far, only 110 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/25/2017:
(((hugs))) I'm so sorry. Wow, that is a lot of sadness. I hope that the surgeries are successful. Please let us know, if you feel like talking about it.

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2017:

I am so sorry to hear the health news going around in your family. It’s just crazy how widespread cancer is and how many unfortunate lives it reaches. Terrible. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the surgery success and healing for those in your family.

Your food is good, BCGG.

Wishing you safe travels. Stay happy and positive.

horn_of_plenty on 10/27/2017:
Wishing you well as you travel to your family at this time <3

legcramps on 10/27/2017:
Awe, so much bad news. I'm sorry.

innerpeace on 10/27/2017:
Sorry to hear about your family news. Safe travels!

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