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BearCountryGG - Sunday Aug 06, 2017
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 253.2

Well...this thing is overheating again...so not sure if or when I will be back.

Progress as of today: 2.2 lbs lost so far, only 123.2 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/07/2017:
So sorry about your computer / laptop was it? Electronics can be so finicky and seem to break and we never know what is wrong! sorry to hear! I get nervous about my laptop too. it's not overheating, but i had one in the past that did. i also got a fan for under it. worked for a few more months maybe even a year. i must have had dust too.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/07/2017:
i hope you are using canned air to blow out some dust? i should do this too!

happy-1 on 08/08/2017:
Missed your posts yesterday. Come back soon!

BearCountryGG - Saturday Aug 05, 2017
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 253.2

Still within points but made the mistake of eating too early because hubby woke me up at 5......so...



guacamole tortilla chips

ciabata roll





chocolate ( low blood sugar again)

Cheezit crackers

Progress as of today: 2.2 lbs lost so far, only 123.2 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/05/2017:
If WW worked for you in the past, it'll work for you again now! :)

bearcountrygg on 08/05/2017:
I think so too...I know my habits ( good and bad) and I really just need to follow what I do know about myself.....and ww gives me guidelines.

BearCountryGG - Friday Aug 04, 2017
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 253.2

Good Morning!

Big thunderstorms here last night...knocked out the tv and everything....but it's a nice morning so I'm hoping it's a better day.

I made a decision to go back to weight watchers last night...not meetings because they are more than an hour away...but online...so I'm starting this morning.  Weight watchers is how I lost over 55 pounds several years ago...and it is even healthier now since they change the program to fit the times every couple of years or so...it is probably the healthiest program now that I have ever seen....it used to be easy to work in a good bit of junk food...it is not that way any more...you can still have it but they really zing you on the points for it now...and that is what I need right now...I truly am a junk food junky these days.

So...right now I get 32 points per day plus 42 anytime points per week

Breakfast = coffee and banana = 0

Lunch = light and fit yogurt = 2

Dinner  = hot dog on a whole wheat bun with mustard and catsup, and 1 cup of homemade coleslaw and cantalope = 19

 Evening snack and necessity to get all of my daily points in...a Kodiak Cakes double chocolate muffin was the perfect points = 11

Happy today went so easily..it works so much better for me to have a very small breakfast..or even none at all...it does make it easier for me to stay on points because I do like to eat something in the evening ,so having points left is perfect.

Progress as of today: 2.2 lbs lost so far, only 123.2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/04/2017:
We got thunder and rain also this AM! Seems we all shared it - me, you, and IP!

I know weight watchers has helped MANY. It's easy to see how the foods = points and to keep track. I prefer keeping track of calories as i have been counting them well over 10 years and more closer to 15 years of my life, almost all 365 days of the year.

well, you can eat WW junk food which tends to be in pretty small packages, as long as you only stick to one snack! haha.

coleslaw is healthy! where'd you get it homemade!? yum!

bearcountrygg on 08/04/2017:
I made the homemade coleslaw myself

Horn_of_plenty on 08/04/2017:
ahhh nice!!!!

bearcountrygg on 08/05/2017:
Neighbor brings over his garden bounty on a regular basis all summer.

Donkey on 08/05/2017:
I say use whatever tool will help you achieve your goals (as long as it's not harmful, LOL)! I look forward to reading more of your WW menus :-)

bearcountrygg on 08/05/2017:
It's worked for me in the past so I know it's worth a try.

BearCountryGG - Thursday Aug 03, 2017
(intuitive eating, and or calorie counting)
Weight: 249.8




bagel with butter and peanut butter

ice cream


Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 104.8 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG - Wednesday Aug 02, 2017
(intuitive eating, and or calorie counting)
Weight: 249.8

Welll...had a very busy few days....computer still not back to perfect but ordered a fan system for it..and hoping to get a few more months from it...also have a very old one that I may be able to reuse...not sure...anyway....back to posting

Todays foods=


boiled egg


tiny bit of chicken


green beans

ice cream




It's good to be accountable again.....

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 104.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/03/2017:
Hello BCGG!

Yes, if it’s overheating, at least put a fan below it. I did that once, also.

Eating today looks pretty good!...as long as you didn’t eat a whole pint of ice cream…maybe you did! If so, better attempts for tomorrow !

Instead of fries and cheese its, try for some heavy things during the day, but not all heavy things. I like that I read green beans on your entry – good job!!!

I like to mix light foods with heavy foods…like with the braunswager (if you mean a sausage!?) you prob mean a beer…but my example is to mix sausage with cabbage. Heavy and light, but filling.

Enjoy your day!

bearcountrygg on 08/04/2017:
Branswager was deli meat...no beer for me. Just a little ice cream, fries but no cheese..I did have cheezits crackers later.

happy-1 on 08/03/2017:
Good job! Accountable how?

bearcountrygg on 08/04/2017:
I started Weight watchers again...they work for me...so since I lost 55 pounds with them in the past, I;m doing that again.

BearCountryGG - Saturday Jul 29, 2017
(intuitive eating, and or calorie counting)
Weight: 249.8

Computer seems to be working just fine now...I'm happy, I sure didn't want to replace it right now.  Planning on a busy day just doing lots of housework today.  I set up  my old FitDay disc this morning and even with all of the scratches...it still works...actually I LOVE it...it keeps track of carbs, nutrients as well as weight and exercise....that was the best $35 I have ever spent I think......so no more winging it for me...today I start counting....My plan is to keep my calories around 1500.

Breakfast = coffee and apple oatmeal

Lunch = oui French yogurt

Dinner will be sloppy joes, fried potatoes and garden salad

Had a low blood sugar episode so quickly ate some chocolate and it straightened itself out quickly

Cheezits in the evening because there would have been too many hours without eating

ended the day with a little over 1,800 cals

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 104.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/29/2017:
I feel your pain. Every time I start up my laptop, I'm praying that this won't be the time it decides to die, LOL.

I can't wait to hear how the FitDay works for you. The right tool can make all of the difference in the world. So glad the disc still works!

BearCountryGG on 07/29/2017:
I actually really enjoy watching it figure out my carbs and nutrients every day...it does make me see where I am lacking in vitamins

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/02/2017:
Hi BCGG! I love that you end in GG even though it means Great Grandma, it was supposed to be my hamster’s name if it were a female it was to be Gym Girlie and to be called the nickname GG….I love being able to call SOMEBODY a GG! Even if you are NOT a female hamster! Hahaha

Yep good thing you didn’t have to replace a computer as with all the antivirus and other software they can cost at least approx. 1K!

I agree a fitbit or any real, complete and HONEST tracking method is the best method. That’s why I track calories – otherwise, I’d totally keep eating to the point of no return everyday. I love to eat. But by counting calories, I only try to eat within limits so that I can stay pretty lean but enjoy eating as much as I can without getting heavy ! LOL.

I love your pairing of caffeine and carbs. My favorite way to have caffeine is like that – with sugar or carbs. I used to pair my granola bar or cookie before the gym with caffeine too…but now I stick to sf drinks without caffeine in the afternoon before gym bc it was affecting my sleep too much by drinking caffeine in the afternoons after work….ah well!

I’d love that dinner….nice to have a bit of sloppy joe and fried potato on the fork with a tomato or piece of lettuce! That’s a GOOOOOO DMIXXXX!

I tend to get low blood sugar too…I can tell and also eating some carbs always helps me too.

Excellent calories if they were 1800 you don’t gain weight! And depending on your weight, it might even mean weight loss.

BearCountryGG - Friday Jul 28, 2017
(intuitive eating, and or calorie counting)
Weight: 249.8

Okay...so far so good....no flames yet...I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this thing is working again.

What I ate today.......

chicken with mushrooms, zucchini, celery, onions and olive oil

high protein bar


ice cream

1/2 small bagel with margarine


Ran errands this morning...took a long nap...did a little reading....cleaned fresh veggies and pkged for fridge and freezer, laundry and running the dishwasher now....now for some TV time 

I'm thinking about starting to count calories tomorrow...I have an old fitday cd that amazingly still works and is super easy to use..so I will use that to keep track...but will still post here. 

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 104.8 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG - Wednesday Jul 26, 2017
(intuitive eating, and or calorie counting)
Weight: 249.8

Well....My computer has been overheating lately and today it started shutting itself off after 5 minutes online...so I guess I had better find someone to repair it.....since at this point I'm afraid it may become a fire hazard...so will be gone until it's fixed.

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 104.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/26/2017:
Oh no...hopefully it can be fixed and you do NOT need a new one! Computers / laptops / electronics are all so expensive!!!

BearCountryGG on 07/28/2017:
Apparently just dust in there...all fixed now.

jabockov on 07/26/2017:
My computer used to do the same thing. Try taking the cover off and blowing out the dust using the canned stuff for computers. Don't use a regular vacuum to suck it out because if you touch any of the components it may short them out. Unplug everything! I marked the plugs and where they go with a number system so I could easily get everything plugged back in where they came out. You should be able to easily see a couple of screws that hold the outer skin on the computer. It's usually a side panel. Remove the screws then slide the panel sideways. This should give you clear access to the inside. If you have a laptop, you may have to ask around how to do those. Good luck!

BearCountryGG on 07/28/2017:
Just dust I there...it's working again...it is a laptop.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/28/2017:

nobody's been on to journal except for myself and happy....all week this site has been a ghost town!

the last entry of anyone was Donkey all the way on 7/23!

BearCountryGG on 07/28/2017:
I missed you guys.......but it's working again...

BearCountryGG on 07/28/2017:
I missed you guys.......but it's working again...

BearCountryGG - Wednesday Jul 26, 2017
(intuitive eating, and or calorie counting)
Weight: 249.8

House cleaning day around here, trying the new French yogurt OUI...it comes in the cutest little glass jar. Then the rest of the day will be leftovers...they are piling up in the fridge.

Breakfast-coffee and OUI yogurt....IT IS DELICIOUS...light and delicate, today I'm having the vanilla...I love the glass it comes in.  At 170 calories it's higher than what I usually have but soooo worth it.

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 104.8 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2017:
BCGG I'm missing reading some of your comments back to me when you reply to my comments...to make sure we don't miss your comments, try to write your comments by pressing on the button that says "reply to horn of plenty" or "reply to "...." " whoever you are replying to....i hate missing whatever it was you wanted me to read :)

I've never tried this type of yogurt..is it a thick one like Greek? anything greek i try...or Icelandic Skyr....ever try this one? it's GREAT. lately i do not eat yogurt anymore....i like it though...but never seem to fit it into my day and i was buying and throwing away ....so now i try not to buy often haha....

i also buy a few clothes and tags never come off either, it's pretty funny. not too often anymore, but it used to happen more frequently when i shopped more and had extra money to do so. lol.

Yes, i'm sure it's not Greek...def doesn't sound Greek when you say light and delicate! haha.

have nice morning!

Most of the time, you know how YOU say it was worth it? lately, for me most of the time, i find it's not worth it because the food doesn't last in my mouth long...and then the wonderful feeling is good as fast as i thought to eat it...i wonder now how much is worth it and how much is NOT! !?!? i had two chocolate covered strawberries last friday at work bc there was a little party....and they tasted good...for a second! and then the wonderful tastes were gone :-/ so i thought to myself....were both of them worth it!?

BearCountryGG - Tuesday Jul 25, 2017
(intuitive eating, and or calorie counting)
Weight: 249.8

Going to hit the road and get some errands done today, looks like a beautiful day out.  Amazon pkg coming today but deliveries are always in the afternoon here so leaving here early'.

Breakfast = coffee

Lunch= ham sandwich and ice cream

Dinner will be a small portion of shepherds pie and a garden salad

Snacks - potato salad and ice cream

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 104.8 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 07/25/2017:
Hugs! Sounds like a recipe for a happy day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/25/2017:
the pie mixed iwth salad sounds good...if i had it, i'd probably sorta eat the two together, like some pie on my fork and then a bit of salad also....my way of filling up!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/25/2017:
yeah, i do keep some skinny clothes but some just goes outta style or the quality falls apart lol, on mine....i tend to not wear them even though i save them...i'm weird. but most are now at my parent's house and not even at my apt.

BearCountryGG on 07/25/2017:
The salads were huge...we were both so filled up with those ( I didn't even put dressing on mine)...they we ate very little of the shepherds pie....

BearCountryGG on 07/25/2017:
Yup....a lot of mine will be way out of style, but a lot are pretty basic and will see me through to the end...some even still have the tags on them.

BearCountryGG on 07/25/2017:
Happy...It was a good day!

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