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BearCountryGG - Thursday Apr 26, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 243.4

Got up later today...because I stayed up later last night...possibly not a good idea because i got hungry...seriously hungry....and ended up eating later at night.... when I had planned to have 3 meals instead of 4....need to get to bed earlier to avoid that in the future...no real damage done....just the beginnings of a possible bad habit...and I do not want to be eating 4 times a day.....note to self....STOP THAT!

Meal #1

toast w/spray butter = 130

omelette with cheese and salsa = 296

coffee = 9

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435 cals

Meal #2

chicken, potatoes, corn, peppers, 2 mini doughnuts = 497

I do believe that I am getting physically stronger feeding the dogs....It's been 9 days now...and climbing up and down the outside steps...hauling a large water jug and pail of dog food...and shoveling..and just walking out there and back .is making me stronger.....the dogs are being good ( except for excited barking...which it appera I can't stop)...while they are waiting for their food to be dished out ( they don't do that with D but he has them trained not to...and they mind him better)...and I like the feeling of more strength.  I'm really tempted to start spring cleaning now....I seriously would like to go through every drawer, closet...and hiding place...LOL...and I really want to get down and scrub baseboards, corners...etc......I think it may just be a little easier now....

Meal #3

chili, mozzarella and cookies 510 cals

This last meal of the day is heavy on the protein and included dessert so that I hopefully will not have a repeat of last nights 4th meal...do not want to start that.

 

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

horn_of_plenty on 04/26/2018:
that's what i like about sleeping well and more also - i also eat less when getting good sleep :)

bearcountrygg on 04/26/2018:
I should have just gone to bed...but my stomach was growling...and blood sugar can be a problem when I'm sleeping..so I ate....I also had an early dinner which didn't help....Lesson learned...LOL


Maria7 on 04/26/2018:
We're none of us are perfect. We just have to make sure our little eating indulgences don't become habits. Not saying yours was...sounded like you were genuinely in need of some food. Hope you are having a good day and your Hubby getting better, too. Take care.

bearcountrygg on 04/26/2018:
I don't want that to become a habit.....and that could happen very easily...so I will have my 3rd meal a little later today....hopefully to counteract that...and Hubby ...while still in pain...is improving....I do notice that he is talking about other things more now...so he isn't as focused on pain as much as he was.


horn_of_plenty on 04/26/2018:
i do eat at night also when i'm hungry before bed....and i do some fast carbs usually.

bearcountrygg on 04/26/2018:
I would like to eliminate all evening eating...because I like the idea of a 12 hour fast......but a growling stomach...or low blood sugar are sometimes getting in the way of that.....I need to have my 3rd meal a little later..than I have been having it.


Donkey on 04/26/2018:
I've had those days where the hunger wakes me up. I call those hungry days. Just some days, I'm more hungry.

bearcountrygg on 04/27/2018:
Me too.....



BearCountryGG - Wednesday Apr 25, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 243.4

 Since I recently put a lot of wt back on quickly...I figured it would come back off fairly easily.....and it is...trying to remember to weigh in daily is showing daily losses...small but measurable on the scales...I'm feeling the difference....and 100% into this plan.  Not missing the snacks at all as long as I can incorporate snacks and sweets into meals as desired.  Finally learning to delay gratification when it comes to food this late in life is interesting but I wish I had been able to do it much younger...I could have avoided a lot of years with miserable dieting.

Meal #1

coffee = 9

Quaker raisin spice oatmeal pkt = 150

15 grain bread toasted = 130

spray butter = 0

peanut butter = 250

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529 calories

 

Meal #2

Chili = 125

lettuce, avocado, radishes, ff ranch = 180

fresh pineapple = 82

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387 calories

 

Meal #3

blueberry bagel = 230

spray butter = 0

cream cheese = 60

peanuts = 260

veggie straws = 130

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680 calories

total calories for day = 1,596

Ended up having a 4th meal because I stayed up so late...and it had been so many hours since the 3rd mael...that took me out of weight loss calories...and ut me into maintenance cals.....but it was needed

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

graindart on 04/25/2018:
Keep on with the daily plan. If you're like me, you'll see an occasional blip up of the weight on the scale when weighing daily, but the overall trend should still be lower by the week / month.

bearcountrygg on 04/25/2018:
So far so good.....I used to be a scale avoider...but now...even a 2/10ths of a loss makes me happy on a daily weigh in.


horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2018:
looks great so ar!

i stepped on the scale myself and was happy to see it was LOWER than the past week or two overall...means i'm headed in the correct direction.

I'd like to lose the pounds I gained by like end of June.

bearcountrygg on 04/25/2018:
You CAN do it!!!


horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2018:
stick with it, and you'll be good :)

bearcountrygg on 04/25/2018:
This one is a winning plan for me...and I LIKE IT!!! Which is probably the most important part for me.....I actually look forward to it. daily!


horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2018:
now that you have less stress about your hubby and just now busy with PT, i think it's way better for you.

bearcountrygg on 04/25/2018:
YES!


graindart on 04/25/2018:
I hear you on any progress being an emotional pickup. I stepped on the scale today and watched the digital numbers changing. Landed on 173.9 for a couple seconds and changed to 173.8 at the last second to record a loss from yesterday of 0.1 lb. Logically I know that 0.1 lb can be due to anything (including scale error), but emotionally it's a victory that pushes me on.

bearcountrygg on 04/25/2018:
YES!



BearCountryGG - Tuesday Apr 24, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 244.6

Hoping to be able to have an at home day today....but grab bar supplies may need to be picked up...will find out later  about that.  Need to do a good houscleaning today ...........stuff just seems to be laying around..out of place...we got up before 5....I may need a morning nap.

Meal #1

Big high protein meal that covered all of the food groups

2 egg cheese omelette with salsa = 303

15 grain bread toasted with spray butter = 100

sausage patty = 170

coffee = 18

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calories = 591 

 

Meal #2

lettuce, avocado, radish , olive and ff ranch salad = 163

chili = 250

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413 calories

 

Meal #3

leftover ground beef patty = 199

banana = 105

quest bar = 170

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calories - 474

 

total for day = 1,478

Progress as of today: 8.2 lbs lost so far, only 99.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 04/24/2018:
breakfast sounds really tasty and enjoy your nap if you take it!

bearcountrygg on 04/24/2018:
I did enjoy it...and I think I need an afternoon nap too...LOL


graindart on 04/24/2018:
3 meal plan of attack on track..... good job

bearcountrygg on 04/24/2018:
Thanks....it's become a habit very quickly!


Donkey on 04/24/2018:
Very nicely done today! Keep posting your menus! I never get tired of saying "good job!" :-)

bearcountrygg on 04/24/2018:
okay......Thanks!



BearCountryGG - Monday Apr 23, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 245.2

D has an early physical therapy appt this morning so I will be having a late breakfast .......3 meals a day is working perfectly for me....I can live with this.......not taking any foods out of my diet...just managing them....and preventing overreating them....I would rather have them in my life in small quantities than not at all.  I thought for a couple of days that going to bed on an empty stomach was going to be an issue...with reflux...but that seems to have settled down when I drank a large glass of water before bed.....I can already see a tempting food in the kitchen...and want it...and tell myself that I can have it with my lunch or dinner...or tomorrow....and not just lose control and stuff myself in the moment.....I am finally feeling comfortable with the idea that I can control food...instead of food controling me.........since food is the only area of my life that I have ever had this issue with...it does make me feel more in control than ever.......when it came to food in the past...delaying gratification was not in my vocabulary...now it feels good to be able to do that.

Meal #1

On the go

muffin = 190

luna bar = 200

coffee = 9

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calories = 399

 

Meal #2

hamburger/ bun/relish/aioli  = 440

rice a roni = 250

coffee = 9

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calories = 699

 

Meal #3

Not exactly a meal...but a mixture of stuff....wild day

rice cake =40

vegetable juice = 30

banana = 105

figs =137

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calories 312

total calories for day = 1,410

A couple of weeks ago prepping for post surgery...D had to go get a grab bar for his shower....he came home with one that attached with suction cups......I was VERY unhappy.....I thought that was dangerous...personally...I have never had anything in my life that had suction cups that actually worked.......welll.......this morning the grab rail failed...I heard a huge crash...ran in there to find that it had failed....he stopped himself from falling but said that he had gotten hurt...( was ok while later thankfully)...but hand rail was on the shower floor......so now...it has to be done right...( should have been done right the first time)...so we have been a bit testy with each other today....NOT our finest day!!!!!!!  So I had to go buy the right things,....but no one has the right fasteners......so....I give up for today...we are hoping our plumber calls back soon and knows what to do....or maybe he will just have to go showerless.....UGH ( D ...not the plumber...LOL)

I am happy though that while I ate kind of wonky today...I still didn't give into a binge...not even tempted....in fact I took comfort in the idea that I had a system that was in place.......and I'm within calories easily.......tomorrow...more veggies....I gave mine to him today.  The funny for the day was when he had something funny to tell me...he walked into the living room and was talking when he all of a sudden went...WAIT>>>>WHAT.....I just walked in here without the walker...then he panicked...LOL....I think things are improving.

Progress as of today: 7.6 lbs lost so far, only 100.2 lbs to go!

graindart on 04/23/2018:
Good job. There are tons of diet plans out there that all claim to work great. In reality, the only plan that will work for you is the one you stick with. If you've found something that works for you, stick with. After you've stuck with it for a certain period of time you can re-evaluate if something small needs tweaking to further continue towards your goal.

bearcountrygg on 04/23/2018:
Agree completely!


horn_of_plenty on 04/23/2018:
with a few more obligations, or a lot more right now with D, I am sure you can make it work out well for you. Keep up the good work - we are all proud of you here on DD!

bearcountrygg on 04/23/2018:
Thank you...That is sweet.


Donkey on 04/23/2018:
You did very well today. Oh how I hate those testy days, but I supposed that's part of being human... and being married ;-)

Yes, very proud of you!

bearcountrygg on 04/23/2018:
Thank you Donkey...yup...not a fun day...but it happens sometimes...it too shall pass.



BearCountryGG - Sunday Apr 22, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 245.2

 Everything still covered with snow...with mud around the fringes.......today the high is in the 60's...maybe we will just have nothing but mud by the end of the day....I never thought I would be happy with mud....silly me.  Wt is dropping but very slowly.....and that is ok.....how quickly things can go wrong as I have seen in the recent month or so........counting is necessary...no matter what the situation....and it sure isn't coming off as fast as it once did.  I definately am moving around more than before...I have a lot of new responsibilities...and to add to that....while putting D's support hose on him yesterday...I decided that maybe it would be easier while sitting on a little old stool ( kind of like a milking stool)...and promptly tipped over backwards and landed on my butt..luckily the couch was there and at least kept me upright......D and I just both froze and stared big eyed at each other.  Sore today.

Meal #1

12 grain bread toast = 100

spray butter = 0

1 egg = 128

1 banana = 105

 1 cup v8 fusion pomegranate blueberry juice = 100

coffee = 9

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442 calories

 

Meal #2

yesterdays leftovers

chicken with peppers = 150

chicken broth 1/2 cup = 7

oven fries = 90

doughnut = 270

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517 calories

 

Meal #3

pasta with tomato and meat sauce = 320

spicy vegetable juice = 30

veggie straws = 130

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480 calories

Calories for day = 1,439

only zero cal beverages for the rest of the day

Progress as of today: 7.6 lbs lost so far, only 100.2 lbs to go!

graindart on 04/22/2018:
We finally are done with snow sticking to the ground I think. I'm sure we'll have another snow storm or two, however I doubt it will stick to the ground throughout a full 24 hours. After such a long winter with so much snow, this past week in the 50s and 60s has been great.

bearcountrygg on 04/22/2018:
I'm looking forward to that here in Michigan....


Donkey on 04/22/2018:
Oh I hope you are OK with falling off the stool. Paired with the hip pain & sciatica earlier this week... Please be careful!

bearcountrygg on 04/22/2018:
Just sore.......but OK


Maria7 on 04/22/2018:
Glad you were not hurt. You have a lot of extra chores to do but as you say, it requires a lot more moving, so may be a good thing (as long as you don't overdo it).

bearcountrygg on 04/22/2018:
It is a good thing...and it's getting easier each day...the dogs are being good.....D is doing his exercises with my help 3 times a day...and I'm having to carry a lot of things like glasses and cups for him...because he is still using the walker...and I'm getting the mail at the road...so I am moving more...and that's a good thing.



BearCountryGG - Saturday Apr 21, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 245.6

Brought back an old family tradition of ours back when we had a housefull of kids.......the big weekend breakfast.....the kids still talk about it...D mentions it occassionally and miracle of miracles...we were slim then regardless, and because I am once again needing to work on getting him to eat health giving foods ( we have been eating some more convenience type foods) while we get back to real life...so I made a big weekend breakfast......and it was healthy...and he ate all of his...so I'm happy and so is he....he is working hard here...and I'm picking up the slack...we both need the exercise......it is definately making me more active and that is a good thing.  

1 slice 12 grain bread toasted = 100

spray butter = 0

coffee = 18

omelette with 2 eggs, shredded chedder, red and orange peppers and salsa = 286

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breakfast calories - 404

Could be a good start to 3 meals a day averaging 400-500 each

I really liked it a couple of weeks ago when I was eating 3 meals a day at about 500 cals each...that worked really well to keep me from snacking between meals...and it also forced me to include  any snacky type things into a meal..which helps me control the quantities of those while still allowing them.  Another thing I liked with that was a  planned dessert for lunch or dinner or both.....that satisfies my desire for sweets yet helps me control quantity.  When I have dessert type foods between meals or in the evening...I would over eat them...and while I am not necessarily one for dessert after dinner.....now if I do want sweets and make it after a meal only....I won't feel deprived.  Writing things out here really has helped me clarify for myself...exactly why and how I have been reacting to things....I see patterns...I see what satisfies me......I like 3 meals a day...and no snacks...it helps me contain food quantities.

Meal #2

chicken breast and peppers cooked in olive oil= 150

lettuce, cucumbers and fat free ranch = 43

12 baked french fries = 90

ice cream sandwich = 180

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meal 2 calories = 463

 

Meal #3

Chicken alfredo = 310

banana = 105

Quest protein bar = 170

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meal # 3 = 585

Total calories for day =1,452

Done eating for the day.......may have calorie free sparkling water, coffee or tea if desired

I believe this is the eating style I have to stick with...I can do this for life...It pushes me to eat more complete meals that include protein, fruit/veg and carbs and allows for treats or sweets at the end of meals 2 and 3.  It keeps me satisfied and full......it keeps me from grazing on junk all day...but still allows for junk during a meal if I want it....I'm accepting that my eating for the day is done after the 3rd meal...but that I can have zero cal beverages in the evening if desired.  

My daily calorie goal is between 1,200 and 1,500

Progress as of today: 7.2 lbs lost so far, only 100.6 lbs to go!

graindart on 04/21/2018:
I also seem to do better when I have planned eating times. It's much easier for me to regulate my food intake. When I snack all day long I don't tend to realize how much I actually ate by the end of the day.

bearcountrygg on 04/21/2018:
With 3 meals a day...I seem to be able to tell myself that even though I may be hungry between meals...I only have to wait for an hour or so..then I can eat....snacking is a problem for me because I would graze all day and never actually sit down to a real meal.


Horn_of_plenty on 04/21/2018:
i also enjoy snack type foods after meals :)

omelette sounds wonderful!

i think that D would join you in the healthier eating as it will help him possibly lose weight and getting used to the new metal will be easier.

bearcountrygg on 04/21/2018:
Yes...he loves salads and a lot of veggies......I think he is missing some sweets...but he is diabetic...sooo....he eats those sparingly anyway.


Donkey on 04/21/2018:
I agree with your assessment: you seemed to do very well with the 500 calorie meals, 3 times a day.

Oh - and I 100% about a dessert. Otherwise it doesn't feel complete - ? Or not quite satisfied? And this way, you know that your next treat is just a few hours away...

bearcountrygg on 04/21/2018:
Exactly!!!! Right On!!!!


happy-1 on 04/21/2018:
Mmmm big weekend breakfast.

bearcountrygg on 04/21/2018:
Sticks to the ribs...LOL



BearCountryGG - Friday Apr 20, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 245.6

Up at 5....and had breakfast

coffee = 9

toast with spray butter= 120

1 egg = 95

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I feel like I'm losing weight...( at least part of the weight I recently put back on).....I had moved the scales out of the master bath to make room for D's walker.....so this morning I grabbed them and was going to weigh in...and now apparently the battery is dead...so I have no idea what I weigh right now.....will have to look around and see if we have any replacement batteries that size here.

My usual hip pain has now gotten sciatica as a new partner.......thank goodness for arthritis strength tylenol.

Got out to the kennels yesterday and found the same 2 male dogs in the same pen again...this time I see how they are doing that........moved him to a kennel further down the line...so that will not be possible anymore.  Getting the hang of this...I'm exhausted....but the days fly by...and I'm not sitting around as much...or even thinking about food at all.....and that's a good thing.  

D's therapist is a tough lady....she made him squeal yesterday...and also gave me a list of exercises to MAKE him do.....(I have another new job)........

doughnut = 270

red pepper = 10

chicken pot pie = 860

crackers with cream cheese = 400

potato chips = 300

spicy vegetable juice =30

 

calories = 2,103

Progress as of today: 7.2 lbs lost so far, only 100.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 04/20/2018:
with a lot of new responsibilities and chores, i am sure you will have lots more to think about for awhile than food...i'm also working on a shift of focus, realizing that i do have quite the food obsession and do think a TON about it especially when bored or emotional..it's a habit...and i'm working to try to eat smaller portions at times and not stuff myself is my challenge to undertake a little better..

yes, i think the therapy will hurt more at first...i think that if he doesn't move it enough at the beginning, things can go wrong fast...i believe the beginning of therapy may be the hardest but extremely important.

bearcountrygg on 04/20/2018:
Yup...painful...she keeps calling him FRESH MEAT....LOL...no kidding....he just met his match,....a woman that calls the shots...That's new to him...LOL....don't get me wrong...he was a commercial carpenter for 32 years in Detroit....he had muscles on his muscles...and he wore his body out...he walked girders several stories up...and shored up 40 foot deep pits.....and was a superintendant and ran multimillion jobs like hospitals and schools and auto plants...he was tough......but age creeps in rather we like it or not...and basically makes lambs out of us. I think he was afraid of damaging the implant...but she convinced him that he has to work through the pain...or scar tissue takes over and he will have no knee motion at all.

bearcountrygg on 04/20/2018:
I know a focus on food too much is a downfall for me.......right now....he isn't expecting our old usual meals.....and has wanted soup, was happy yesterday with subway....etc. Today it may be pot pies...but I do have a lot of salad ingredients...so I may make salads to go with them....we have been eating a lot of pineapple because fresh pineapple helps healing and is also good for digestion....so...up until now...cooking hasn't come up much...but....I think of eating very little when I'm busy...and that's a good thing.


horn_of_plenty on 04/20/2018:
the implants are i believe much stronger than the bone! hard to damage! :) she knows ;)

bearcountrygg on 04/20/2018:
yes.... agreed


Donkey on 04/20/2018:
Taking care of a post-surgical spouse IS a full-time job! I don't know how I would have done it if it weren't for my kids, who were older but still at home to manage. I would have had to have taken time off from work. It's amazing the things that we do everyday that we take for granted that suddenly can't be done any more!

I think a tough therapist can be a good thing, because the healing comes from the WORK. And when in pain, I think too many people start with, "I can't." The nurses were upset after my husband's surgery because he took a little longer to get to his room after the surgery and it was almost 4 hours since being closed up and he hadn't gotten out of bed to walk yet!

bearcountrygg on 04/20/2018:
Agreed....he needs things done for him now that he can't possibly do himself....putting on socks, tying shoes, carrying glasses and cups of liquids, he is trying more new things today...he is definitely back to his old self personality wise though...but he is doing a lot of his exercises on his own....but today I have hauled a desk chair up from the basement and cleaned it up so he can do some of the exercises, brought bird seed up for the wild critters...( will feed them later, )...washed the chair....need to hem pajama pants...took him coffee 3 times...and breakfast....dug around the basement for some gloves because he's getting sore hands from the walker...( he used to have calloused hands...but no more)...found the tape measuer and measured out his 20 feet of the walking test....and it's not even 10 o clock yet....big day ahead......

bearcountrygg on 04/20/2018:
They do start the walking fast.....from what I understand the scar tissue starts growing immediately and that needs to be counteracted...


happy-1 on 04/21/2018:
Lol... and is he letting you make him do them? Are you doing them too? Bound to be toning!



BearCountryGG - Thursday Apr 19, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 245.6

Things just got very busy here...LOL...........He needs help doing everything.....I'm used to dressing babies...but a 200 pound guy is something else...and this one has an opinion!!!!  LOL

Got him dressed and made his breakfast...headed to the drug store and the grocery store.....phone ringing in my pocket continually...( son and sister in law)....found time for a quick cup of coffee...but no breakfast.....we have to leave in a few minutes for his physical therapy and then get home, make lunch and feed the dogs....had a bit of a dog catastrophy yesterday......these are some big strong dogs here ( they chase bear).....and when I got out there yesterday...2 males were in the same dog run...not good...they each have their own....so I had to get one out and move him to another run...and he got away...yanked me around for awhile...but didn't knock me down...luckily...WE DO NOT NEED THAT RIGHT NOW!!!!!.....so got him in another pen and got the chores and feeding done......this all happened on snow.....thank goodness for the TRAX that D put on my shoes.....but they all are confused I can imagine...and wondering where he is...and why I'm there...LOL....but they were all nice and friendly....just BIG rough tough dogs....luckily I'm the treat lady and they like me.....today....more of the same...but less the escape...hopefully

Brother in law just went into have his first stem cell transpant a few minutes ago.......what a day......I'm sure D's sister is beside herself with her husband...and her brother...she worries about everyone.

SO

Breakfast = coffee..not time for anything else

off to therapy now, will have lunch when we get home

That therapy was brutal...had him yelling....and the therapist loved it...I think she's a sadist...LOL

Stopped at subway to pick up a quick lunch

2:00 ....12 inch subway sandwwich....that covered all of the food groups..I'mfull now...and it's all I've had all day other than a cup of coffee

6:00 a bowl of fresh pineapple and a cup of decaf

Calories for day = 1,131

 

Progress as of today: 7.2 lbs lost so far, only 100.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 04/19/2018:
i'd be scared for my life with a dog yanking me like that...in general i can be fearful of animals...you are one strong lady!!!!

good job on everything...as D feels better he'll once again be able to fend for himself i am sure even in a few months all will be back to routine and even better than how it was before the surgery.

bearcountrygg on 04/19/2018:
I know they wouldn't attack me...they like me....and they are not viscious...but they are super strong...and just take off on a run..and I can't hold onto the leash with all that power they have. I love animals...and I never fear any of them really...but I know they can pull me off my feet very easily..and I don't bounce well anymore..LOL...and he is looking forward to the day he can back to the things he loves to do.


Maria7 on 04/19/2018:
Wow, you sure have had a very busy day today. Good thing that therapist lady is not a man or she might have gotten 'punched', ha. Have you thought of maybe adding a wheel chair ramp to your home, not that you necessarily need it now, though? Last year, my Hubby and Brother built a ramp onto our back deck for our Mother to have access to get into our home and she spent Christmas day with us and ate with us. Anyway, glad you had a good day today and thank you for what you wrote about me the other day. That was sweet. Hope you guys have a good nite. :-)

bearcountrygg on 04/20/2018:
We have talked about a ramp...and we know how we would set it up when the time comes.....he did have a better time with the steps yesterday when he remembered there were crutches in the basement...so I went and got those...and he had an easier time with those on the steps. So between the walker, cane and crutches he is making it work. And this should be temporary....but I can definitely see the value of a ramp.



BearCountryGG - Wednesday Apr 18, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 245.6

We got home this afternoon....and while he is in a great deal of pain.....he is happy to be back here.  Thank you for all of  the thoughts and prayers.......it all went well and according to plan....BUT we are now wondering why we built this house with steps....that was a struggle just getting him in here...and he will be going to physical therapy tomorrow...so that will be another adventure.

Today

Got to the cafeteria at about 9...and had a egg salad sandwich..that hit the spot

When we got home I found a baked chicken breast in the fridge....and that's been it so far....

coffee 

Bowl of pineapple

Progress as of today: 7.2 lbs lost so far, only 100.6 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 04/18/2018:
Happy for both of you that you are back home recouperating. Get plenty of rest. Glad that everything went well. Thank the Lord. :-)

bearcountrygg on 04/18/2018:
Thank you.....Maria.

bearcountrygg on 04/18/2018:
Thank you.....Maria.


Horn_of_plenty on 04/18/2018:
so glad you are back home!!!! you did great to support your Hubby, BCGG!!!! good job to you both!

bearcountrygg on 04/18/2018:
Thank you HOP


Donkey on 04/18/2018:
Glad you are home!!! That's funny what you said about the stairs, because we're went through that too. If it helps, now we don't give it a second thought.

The first day of therapy is the hardest, and he will get through it. With every day comes more healing.

PS maybe hospital cafeteria eating is the first plan to follow, lol.

bearcountrygg on 04/19/2018:
That hospital food was a very good mixture of healthy and things people like but a healthy version...salad bar, yogurt and sandwiches with a protein and veggies. (they did have small amts of candy muffins and cookies...)....but the main thing was a salad bar...so props to them for that...there must have been 50 choices on there including meats. I'm sure his first out of hosp therapy today will be rough....right now he is keeping me hopping...I think he will be a full time job...LOL


happy-1 on 04/19/2018:
Hugs! Glad he is ok!

bearcountrygg on 04/19/2018:
Thank you Hap


graindart on 04/19/2018:
Initially having the stairs will probably be a pain, but may end up being a benefit in the end. As long as he doesn't overdo it, being forced to move up/down them will probably be beneficial in the long run. I know my father-in-law has been steadily going downhill with his mobility and most of it is due to not using his muscles enough. The house is all on one level and he just transitions from bed to his chair in front of the tv in the morning. Then back from the chair to bed at night, with a couple bathroom breaks throughout the day.

bearcountrygg on 04/19/2018:
D wanted the steps because he always said if we stop climbing we will lose the ability....my parents house didn't have 1 step in it...not even from the garage...and they both had trouble at our house...just getting inside.....I agree...right now...it's really a problem...but I think shortly it will be less of a problem.....



BearCountryGG - Tuesday Apr 17, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 245.6

Surgery went well. Spending the night at the hospital with him. Good calorie day. Salad. Turkey wrap, coffee and waffle

Progress as of today: 7.2 lbs lost so far, only 100.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/17/2018:
SO GLAD IT'S OVER!!! I'm glad that you are staying overnight. I thought of you & D all day. We're expecting a messy snow tomorrow -- I heard that and hoped that your weather today (this morning) wasn't too bad... (((hugs)))

bearcountrygg on 04/18/2018:
So are we........thank you for thinking of us


graindart on 04/17/2018:
Good job on keeping the calories under control. With the stress and atypical schedule the surgery causes, I'd be tempted to just go crazy with my food.

bearcountrygg on 04/18/2018:
Funny....I didn't think much about food.


Maria7 on 04/17/2018:
Prayed for you and your Hubby this morning (and last nite) and thanking the Lord that all is going well. Hopefully you two will soon be back home and comfy and recovering (both of you because you have gone through this with him). Have a good nite and a safe trip back home and try not to worry about anything.

bearcountrygg on 04/18/2018:
We are home...thanks for the prayers.


horn_of_plenty on 04/18/2018:
Congrats on the successful surgery! G-d bless!

bearcountrygg on 04/18/2018:
Thank you HOP



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