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BearCountryGG - Tuesday Sep 05, 2017
(Losing weight)
Weight: 245.0

Breakfast = boiled egg, tea

Rough night..kept waking up all night thinking someone was calling me...then a dream where a horn was honking...not nice..then got up to find that I was dizzy....5 hours later I still am....did get the mail out to the box...and a bath taken...otherwise..I guess it will be a resting day...sinuses and ears seem plugged up...just a yucky day here. 

morning snack= granola bar 2 pack and orange juice

Lunch= 1 chicken wing and a mini pizza

dizziness is still hanging around a bit.....just spending a lazy day.

Evening...not hungry but had some baked beans and a cup of coffee...just relaxing.

Progress as of today: 10.4 lbs lost so far, only 115 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 09/05/2017:
I hate that, waking up hearing noises! I hope you feel better soon. Taking a rest from all your organizing will probably do you good.

bearcountrygg on 09/05/2017:
yup...just a quiet day here.

horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
Hello there BCGG!

Lol, I am sooo not like you with cleaning. I can clean a little and be VERY happy to do the minimum and DEFINITELY stop! Lol, I wish I were more like you and kept cleaning. This is why I have a housekeeper like every once a month…or every other. Depends how eager I am to spend $100 and how much stress I need to clean up for the housekeeper (really making sure all bills are paid / away and any personal money statements are locked up!

I’ve gone so far as to get a lock for a second closet – the one that is stocked full of toiletries. I suddenly have no toothpaste left and sorta thinking a couple were stolen (although I can be very wrong and maybe just wasn’t paying attention to how quickly I used them up!). But taking extra precautions is never a bad idea!

I like your game to eat what is already bought! I have been doing that! And I just realized all my remaining boxes of granola bars are past the date. I’m going to throw them out and re-stock with new…but, I don’t want to throw them away….i may try eating them….lol. Hey, it’s only honey and granola basically…they are like a year past the date!

WOW…you know I was once reading up on someone who had a diet that went backwards…Dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner! The author preferred filling foods in the AM! And I think his dinner was more eggs than cereal, I think.

Yum to egg rolls and pot stickers. I had Japanese dumplings this past Sunday eve which were more like potstickers. Soo good. They hit the spot. I’m glad I ordered soup to also fill my stomach. Soup’s a great filler (it was Miso) for when you wanna eat some junk / carbs it helps to have the liquid from the soup in combo with mostly starch.

Liquid, salty tasty soup, always helps to fill me if it’s PART of a meal, but not the ONLY part of a meal. As a side only!

bearcountrygg on 09/05/2017:
I heard of that person turning meals upside down too...I can totally eat anything any time of day....good thing I'm not a drinker, I would be having wine for breakfast. I totally eat past date food...no problem here.

horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
yes, cashews are seeds :)

bearcountrygg on 09/05/2017:
I thought so

horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
Eggplant is a very popular cooked veg in the asian cultures and bc there are tons of asian stores by me, it's offered a lot...it's also in the Jewish religion made often...so i can get it there in those nearby stores :) Actually, you cannot even get sauteed eggplant in chinese food? they typically add wayyyy too much sweet sauce!

bearcountrygg on 09/05/2017:
I think I only made eggplant once...I didn't detect much taste.

horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
yes, eggplant doesn't have any taste on its own - it needs a sauce or stir fry together with sauce, yes. it needs oil.

horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
do you eat Italian dishes that have eggplant? they love their eggplant too....eggplant parm, eggplant rollatini, etc! fried eggplant heros

bearcountrygg on 09/05/2017:
No....never had it otherwise. Living in the country in the Midwest is a whole other thing...LOL...our restaurants serve burgers, biscuits and gravy, pizza, submarine sandwiches, spaghetti and meat sauce...very standard ffare...in fact I have never seen an eggplant in our closest store. Kind of a funny story...when I was a kid, my parents bought a house with kitchen wallpaper that had a with background and vegetables all over it....there was an eggplant on it and I kept asking my mother what it was and she didn't even know..so...nope..not familiar...LOL

legcramps on 09/05/2017:
Be careful if you are feeling dizzy, don't do too much to exacerbate it. Good day to take it easy for both of us I think ;)

bearcountrygg on 09/05/2017:
Yup...still a bit dizzy...just sitting around..

bearcountrygg on 09/05/2017:
Yup...still a bit dizzy...just sitting around..

BearCountryGG - Monday Sep 04, 2017
(Losing weight)
Weight: 245.0

okay....apparently once I begin reorganizing...I can't stop....LOL.....Cleaning out other areas of the bed room begin today...removing excess hangars, cleaning out drawers...the process goes on...I can say one thing...now that every stitch of clothing I own big and small...is in one closet...it really does make me want to purge that stuff....and since I like to try everything on before I do that..it makes me want to eat less quantity.  And since the pantry now is overloaded I do not want to shop...and that is a good thing too...of course that means eating basically what is on hand until it's gone...so that is the plan.  Use up all of the food on hand ( buy only perishables as needed)......get the numbers of everything down in this house.  ( funny mind game I'm thinking)but if it works then work it.

Breakfast...went to fridge and looked for something that needed to be used up....found a leftover pork chop...actually it was very good and filling...with a cup of tea....who needs breakfast food?  NOT ME!

Big ole thunder storm outside...will make for a nice cozy cleaning day.  Tv signal is already out.....looks like I'm getting signs all over the place to get to work. 

Lunch = egg rolls, pot stickers, green beans, cookies

snack= chocolate

Dinner = egg rolls, pot sticker, cookies

Progress as of today: 10.4 lbs lost so far, only 115 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG - Sunday Sep 03, 2017
(Losing weight)
Weight: 245.0

Busy day again....this organizing thing is fun and addictive...I start planning my day before I get out of bed.  I am going to have to start proofreading what I write...for some reason my keys aren't all working well....probably time to replace this laptop.

Breakfast = sandwich and tea

mid morning = coffee and lacroix water

Lunch = pizza and dessert

Evening = pop tarts


Progress as of today: 10.4 lbs lost so far, only 115 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG - Saturday Sep 02, 2017
(healing the gut...)
Weight: 245.0

Woke up full of energy...laundry washing/drying, dishwasher going......still working on closets and I'm so happy with the results...I should have done this sooner...I also now realize that we do not need to buy any more pantry food or clothes for me....found things that had long been forgotten and need to be used up.  Since I am now down 10 pounds I also need to start searching for some smaller sized pants..,because in the past...for every 15 pounds I lose I need the next size down...and that will be coming soon enough....it will be a lot easier now with things all in 1 big closet.  I also realized that we have enough rice for a long...long...time.  I'm calling a halt on all food shopping for the pantry until this stuff is used up.........But I will still buy for the fridge and freezer.  I'm feeling like I'm accomplishing something...I've even been playing a cd as I work...and that in itself is motivating me to keep going.

Strange breakfast of tea, tomatoes, beans and beef.......for some reason that just sounded good.

Snack...Blood sugar dropping with all this activity...but chocolate works best for me.and it did the trick....dressed too warm today...sweating is good though..I don't do enough of that...so drinking lacroix water too.

Lunch= philly cheese steak on chiabata roll and peas and snapple

Dinner = cereal, almond milk, grapefruit juice and 2 small kids grain fruit bars

Progress as of today: 10.4 lbs lost so far, only 115 lbs to go!

jayhawkjen on 09/02/2017:
Congrats on the cleaning progress! I love that feeling of accomplishment. For me, keeping busy helps me to avoid snacking. I need to find a project like yours.

bearcountrygg on 09/02/2017:
I have actually lost some weigh doing this,,,,It is a good thin...and you are right...I'm eating less.

BearCountryGG - Friday Sep 01, 2017
(healing the gut...)
Weight: 245.0

well....now that know hubby is just having back spasms and side effects from his diabetes pill..maybe things can relax here a bit...............because off emergency rm visit I didn't get the closet done....but today I will be home all day waiting for the schwans fozen food delivery...so that gives me plenty of time to work on closets....this has been a major mess....size xs all the way to 2x.....I'm really not sorting at all right now..that would take too much time and decision...my main goal is to get all of the clothes in 1 walk in closet....and I'm just about an hour from finishing that....the other  walk in closet  will now be for food and other kitchen or back up paper items...and that will take the longest since I am sorting and looking for expiration dates...and separating the old from the newer....right now it's a real chore but I can see it will be nice and much handier in the end.

Breakfast was leftover casserole from yesterday ( ham, green beans, noodles, yellow pepper and cream of onion soup and white sauce) and coffee

snacky break = ice cream and mixed nuts

Dinner will be that leftover casserole again...it's a good thing we like it...LOL...

evening= chocolate and coffee

Progress as of today: 10.4 lbs lost so far, only 115 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 09/01/2017:
Hi there BCGG! I see a few days has went by since I last commented! Nice to see someone else even more active on here than I am!

I cannot wait to have a darn burger soon! And luckily it’ll work out for me bc I am going to a BBQ on Saturday and that’s right in the plan to have a burger soon! Or maybe a frank! Or maybe some of both! Hopefully they have spicy mustard also! Oh, which reminds me – I told them I’d bring veggies! LOL. Which means that I shouldn’t overeat beforehand and that I should pick up veggies sometime tomorrow since I am totally NOT doing it today….

Oh, your tea and popcorn sounds nice like a nice carb kick with a little caffeine (unless your tea is decaf!?) I do love me some butter popcorn!

What kinda spreadable cheese? Farmers Cheese? Cream cheese!? I prefer a whipped cream cheese myself!

That’s a great evening snack – similar to how I snack! I love a carb snack (slightly sugary so it gives me a nice little kick!) with sugar free drink just to fill my stomach!!!

I am so sorry to hear that Hubby was suffering. I hope that you become less stressed soon because I hope he starts to heal soon!

It’s so easy to forget about packaged food like snack bars and then I find out they’ve already expired – currently eating expired ones because they are still very soft granola bars and taste great (by Special K). Others I have thrown out bc they tasted terrible and looked like bugs were somehow in the package!? Don’t ask!

bearcountrygg on 09/01/2017:
I get burger cravings too...then that gets that out of the way for awhile. Hate to disappoint about the cheese...it was velveeta...LOL.not really a fan...but hubby likes it...I personally like REAL CHEESE too...he's into the plastic stuff for some reason...No Idea why. I eat packaged things past their dates...I was watching a dr shw a while back and they sid don't wory about dates...on frozen ( if it stays frozen_)..canned if it's not leaking or bulging but perishables are diferent...be more careful with those....but if it looks or tastes weird toss it. If it's stale toss it...if there are things walking around on it..seriously TOSS IT..and don't leave it in the trash inside....I've seen moths...and my Mom one bought a candy bar called fruit and nut bar...and the fruit and nuts had worms...we decided hat we didn't want a candy bar...LOL

Donkey on 09/02/2017:
I like your organizational plan for the closets and that you recognized that it would take too much time to categorize discards. I will keep this in my mind when I return back to decluttering.

I hope your husband feels better soon. Back problems are no fun :-(

bearcountrygg on 09/02/2017:
Organizing is coming right along...but I will be glad when it's over.....I will probably tackle a different area next...linen closet or file cabinets.....selling the big house 6 years ago did create many problems, then my parents house had to be emptied and it just added to it all....Hubby is doing better even though he refused the pain and spasm meds...I think he had himself convinced it was something worse...now that he knows it isn't he realizes he has to control his own thinking...ultrasound, x rays and blood work can be a pain at the time but as it turned out for him it was a blessing.

BearCountryGG - Thursday Aug 31, 2017
(healing the gut...)
Weight: 247.2

The closet rearranging continues, making great headway today and plan to finish...it will be  a very full day. 

Breakfast = yogurt and coffee

Snack = lacroix water, 4 crackers with 1 teaspoon spreadable cheese, rice krispie treat

Lunch = casserole ( green beans, ham, noodles and cheese with white sauce)

walked to the road to get the mail and get empty garbage can.......staying busy and hopefully burning calories galore

No dinner

evening =  2 small kids snack bars and lacroix water

Hubby spent 7 hours in emergency room to find out he had back spasms...so dinner wasn't an option...that was okay...I was too worried to care.

Progress as of today: 8.2 lbs lost so far, only 117.2 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG - Wednesday Aug 30, 2017
(healing the gut...)
Weight: 247.2

Up very early...out to grocery store for a few things...no breakfast...home to put things away and get online to order a few things.  Deliveries coming today...and swollen glands all over the place...I knew I was fighting some kind of infection and this proves it.  When I finally got around to eating it was almost lunch time.....found a couple of frozen burger patties and put them on whole wheat buns with mayo and a lacroix water and coffee will do for now.  Need to get to the basement for bins..wash them and get loading them for their new closet....this has turned out to be a big chore and I will be glad when it's over.

Dinner pork chop, green beans, rice and Snapple

Evening = tea and popcorn

Progress as of today: 8.2 lbs lost so far, only 117.2 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 08/31/2017:
Hope you don't get sick!

BearCountryGG - Tuesday Aug 29, 2017
(healing the gut...)
Weight: 247.2

Slept on the couch,,need I say more.  That closet is looming over my head....need to at least clear the bed so I can sleep like a human tonight.  Up with hubby at 5 until he left at 6:30...ate, got on the computer until I realized I was still sleepy, about 8...and woke up at 10..and promptly stuck myself in the eye with a ring...nice bloodshot eye now .  Next plan of action...take a bath and get dressed and get a late start to my day.

Breakfast was roll with shredded beef and butter, Lacroix water

 Mid morning got junky...actually it's lunch time but no lunch yet...tea, chocolate and cookies.

Closets are coming along...I will never live long enough to wear all of these clothes....funny thing yesterday...we had a good laugh...I found a tiny white bikini that I wore 45 years ago and a Busch Gardens top and short short set in size XS....that was purchased in 1971 and I still fit in it in 1981...I/m surprised these things even still exist...but they look like new....now I will never wear these again because not only will they not fit...my body is no longer fit for them no matter what I weigh...LOL  Looking back on the years from 1966 through 1984...I wore a lot of short shorts, mini skirts and bikinis....Hubby loved it...not sure how my kids felt...but those were the styles then so lots of women wore them.....also wore a lot of bell bottoms and long hippie type skirts.  Fun days and years to look back on and now that sore joints and spider veins have kicked in with a vengeance....I concentrate on covering up and staying warm...LOL  Enjoy your young years ladies...time waits for no one.

Lunch was late, hubby came home still feeling quite sick with the flu,,and didn't want to eat so I used that opportunity to clean out the fridge since I didn't have to cook so......

Lunch was = beets, green beans, zucchini, carrots and beef chop suey

Evening = grapefruit juice and cheezits, coffee

Progress as of today: 8.2 lbs lost so far, only 117.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 08/29/2017:
BREAKFAST SOUNDS AMAZING!!!!!! yum to shredded beef!

horn_of_plenty on 08/29/2017:
Where are your veggies!!!

bearcountrygg on 08/29/2017:
Yeah...I know...they will show up at lunch and dinner

bearcountrygg on 08/29/2017:
Okay...had tons of veggies.>LOL

innerpeace on 08/29/2017:
I have tons of clothes too. I keep them with the thoughts that one day, I will be able to wear them again. They are all out of style, but I still like them and know I will be so cute....if ever I get to wear them again.

bearcountrygg on 08/29/2017:
Yeah.....me too.....I can't seem to part with them so for now they stay. I have talked to people who got rid of the smaller clothes and it helped them lose...I don't know if that would work for me or not...but for now they stay.

happy-1 on 08/29/2017:
I struggle with what to get rid of when I go through clothes. Anything like a tshirt, flannel, or other soft fabric goes in a bag asa candidate for turning into family cloth for the earthquake barrel. Then I save anything that currently fits that would make good work clothes for cleaning/clearing rubble for the post-earthquake bin... but then smaller size clothes that could be emergency pajamas/work clothes for other people in an emergency... that's a bit harder. I generally think I have no space for that and then I think how handy it would be to have those organized in the garage in plastic tubs along with bags of the free toiletries you get at a hotel and wonder if I'm turning into a hoarder.

bearcountrygg on 08/29/2017:
I would say that I'm a hoarder in certain areas..clothes and food come to mind first for me. I use those little toiletries from hotels..LOL

horn_of_plenty on 08/30/2017:
LOL ... i'm glad you ate "tons and tons and tons" of veggies <3 haha

bearcountrygg on 08/30/2017:
I knew you would appreciate that!

BearCountryGG - Monday Aug 28, 2017
(healing the gut...)
Weight: 247.2

Back to reorganizing the closets today..I really do not want to spend another night on the couch....Both of us are sick...hubby with a 102 temp and just feeling unwell.....and me with a sinus infection....but the closet must get done...or at least the bed has to be cleared...so I have a day ahead of me.

Breakfast = yogurt and tea

A.M. Snack = lemon LaCroix water, 1 mini pk cheese and crackers, cookies

Lunch = shredded beef on a ciabata roll, beets

dinner= protein bar and cereal with almond milk and another LaCroix water

Evening = coffee, pop tarts


Progress as of today: 8.2 lbs lost so far, only 117.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 08/28/2017:
Half a year ago, i was loving those LaCroix waters ! so goood! now i buy more the larger multi serving big bottles to keep in fridge instead of cans....saves a little money.

feel better to you and hubby....and i hope your closet work will be finished soon!

bearcountrygg on 08/28/2017:
Thanx...we both feel kinda punky....I did continue to work on the closets and ot a lot done..bu not all...another night on the couch...UGH

Donkey on 08/28/2017:
Hope you and the Mr. feel better soon! Oh how I hate those sinus infections!

bearcountrygg on 08/29/2017:
Me too...........but the work need to be done.

BearCountryGG - Sunday Aug 27, 2017
(healing the gut...)
Weight: 247.2

Up bright and early and switching a couple of walk in closets around today....I have always kept my too small clothes separate from the ones I could wear....but today I find that it's time to go through the smaller ones and pull some out to put in the wearing rotation.  Some of mine are getting too big and need to be taken to the donation center....and I want to make the other closet into a prepper pantry......we store about a years worth of food at a time and it is all over the house...I want to get it all into one place...this morning my husband asked for a new container of coffee and I couldn't find one.....that spurred me on.....beside...I'm not even sure of what we have and what we need to get now...and I suspect we have a boatload of beans and tomato soup...LOL....will also move plenty into the kitchen cabinet because they need replenishing too.......this will make things work a lot smoother around here.  Plus...I'm finding this I forgot about...so...this will be a productive day.

Breakfast=  Lime laCroix water

Mid Morning= toasted English muffins with toppings

Lunch = beef merlot and vegetables...plus some squash, carrot, pepper blend of veggies...and chocolate

 Dinner= ham sandwich, and ccokies and coffee

Progress as of today: 8.2 lbs lost so far, only 117.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/27/2017:
Sounds like you need an inventory list! I can so relate: how many times have I come back from the grocery, only to find that I already have multiples of what I just bought.

I think we're set on maple syrup for the next 20 years... just sayin'...

bearcountrygg on 08/27/2017:
LOL....I agree...I did find cases of corn, carrots and beans...and I have been buying those singly lately....that's the end of that. And the old too small clothes..what was I thinking?????? I HAVE to lose so I can wear those again!..there are lots of good jeans and things in there I had forgotten about. And also some things I would never think of wearing again unless desperate...The bed is piled high tonight.looksw like I'm sleeping on the couch...LOL I even found my old scrubs from when I was working in a drs office...those have to be 15 years old. and in every color of the rainbow....UGH!

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