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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!



BearCountryGG - Saturday Aug 26, 2017
(healing the gut...)
Weight: 247.2

In such a blah mood today......I hate that 3 months of jury duty hanging over my head!  Don't want to wish my life away but I want it to be the middle of November so bad to have that behind me.  I'm definitely in a rut...I need a new attitude...( isn't that a song...LOL).............

Breakfast = 2 toasted English muffins with butter, pb and jam....drinking lots of water....I have really learned a lot about coffee and me....I had coffee yesterday morning as a test and it messed my stomach up all day. of course I was having a bad day anyway but it really messed with me......I have learned that I can have coffee in the evening...with no trouble...weird....maybe because I had been starting the coffee on an empty stomach in the morning..........live and learn.

Lunch= low blood sugar...so ate 4 bites of cookie and had some tea...and that straightened it out....then after awhile had tuna salad on 6 crackers and some pringles

Dinner = chop suey and melon and more tea

Evening = 1 cup coffee, chocolate and cheezits...blood sugar is really being a problem lately

 

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

Donkey on 08/26/2017:
If you read my response to your comment on my diary, you will know how much I hate having things loom over my head.

It weighs on the shoulders and spirit quite heavily, my friend...

(((hugs)))

bearcountrygg on 08/26/2017:
Thanx...I needed that hug!



BearCountryGG - Friday Aug 25, 2017
(healing the gut...)
Weight: 247.2

Day started out really crappy here...woke up to find that my phone wouldn't work....so I tried to do a hard shut off and it tried to shut off for hours...so finally it ran out of battery and I'm recharging it now to see if that helps....if not...then  have to go buy a new one tomorrow...UGH....that set the tone for the day and I went on a junk binge.  My husband had been trying to call and had left me messages and he came flying in the house thinking I was dead or something ( ever since my Mom died in her sleep 2 years ago he has been keeping a close eye on me....I hope he gets  over that pretty soon.).....but it all seemed to lead to junk eating...I was almost convinced not to post today but decided differently I need to be accountable so.....

Breakfast = coffee, banana, Kodiak high protein pumpkin muffin

Lunch = 1 biscuit with butter and ham, 2 mini size 1 serving gummies, 1 pumpkin nutrigrain bar, rice krispie treats, coffee

Dinner will be = corn on the cob, cucumber slices, pepper strips, tomatoes and bacon (this bacon is very unusual, it's end pieces and huge pieces that cooks up more like regular pork than actual bacon as I know it so we eat it as a meat at dinner sometimes.

Evening = tuna salad with 6 crackers, chips, cookies

Have that food fit out of the way...tomorrow iws another day...on a happier note...after hours of running the phone battery down and then recharging it from zero..it's workin again

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

Donkey on 08/26/2017:
"Food fit" -- I like that term! Been there, done that. Sometimes I'm successful in cutting off the fit before too much damage is done, but sometimes I'm not. Oh well, today is a new day...

Glad your phone is working again :-)

bearcountrygg on 08/26/2017:
I recently figured out that when I am heading into a binge or food fit.I really need to test my blood sugar because it's always low when I do that...yesterday I forgot about it...but remembered today...and stopped the binge before it happened with just 4 bites of cookie. Appaently it's my bodys way of telling me to eat some sugar...and I have to say that binges always involve sugar and salt.



BearCountryGG - Thursday Aug 24, 2017
(healing the gut...)
Weight: 247.2

I've decided to set up a life planner...I feel like I need to be more productive and orqanized....but then I think...shouldn't I have done this a long time ago, probably yes but better late than never.  When I worked I was super organized...when I was home I have always just winged it and I constantly find myself thinking...I'll just do it tomorrow and it seems like it doesn't get done then either.....and after a trip to sort laundry this morning I found myself eye to eye with the biggest dust bunny I have ever seen in my life and he wasn't even cute...he was flat out UGLY.  So I'm going to watch a couple of planner videos on youtube and get something set up....I have made a couple of false starts in the past..but found on the day I was going to start doing things on some kind of schedule and actually be accountable..I didn't want to get out of bed...it seemed like too much pressure...I have apparently turned into a wimp....I let myself off with doing nothing...AGAIN.  Well not anymore,  I've been sitting around looking around and feeling kind of down because of the disorganization here...I really don't like that feeling...I want to get organized and stay organized...I know WHAT to do...it's just the doing it that escapes me......( insert evil laugh here).

Breakfast = ham and cheese sandwich on 15 grain bread, coffee

Snack= orange juice

Lunch=small amt of baked chicken, green beans and 2 biscuits with butter

evening = coffee and yogurt and pb and j sandwich

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

innerpeace on 08/24/2017:
That sound exactly like me and dieting! OMG just do it already I keep telling myself. I am wishing you good luck with your organization.

We have an island in the middle of our kitchen. My dear husband tries to clean it off often. But you know somethings just don't have a place to go, so they sit there. It is all my stuff and I just don't know what to do with it.

For instance I was unpacking boxes and found some lifetime warranty documents for windows and siding and garage door for the house I sold in OK. I keep telling myself these might be useful for the new owner and want to mail them the documents, but I haven't yet...because I don't know why. Now I will do it! Thank you!

bearcountrygg on 08/24/2017:
That kind of stuff piles up here too...and our kitchen table seems to be the place. I have a basement full of many bins from my parents house...they have been sitting there for 2 1/2 years now...I need to get busy with those too.


happy-1 on 08/24/2017:
Post the videos you find useful. I need the same thing.

bearcountrygg on 08/24/2017:
DoItOnADime do it on a dime has a lot of great ideas....KneadyHomesteader also ...I'm going to look for more....it does appeal to the writer in me.....my Mom always said if it was made of paper...or fabric it was an obsession for me...she was right. I love making the folder...it will be the following of it that I will find harder...LOL...I did get a little timer and I set it for 15 minutes,,,and get buy to see how much I can get done in that time..and it's pretty impressive...will keep that idea for sure.


happy-1 on 08/24/2017:
Oh yeah. Setting a timer helps. I have a hard time setting up an efficient, orderly space, but if someone sets it up for me and I put labels for where everything goes I can keep it that way without problems. I struggle with my parents place because they just have piles and piles of stuff. There's no rhyme or reason to why things are where they are. I ended up creating a pile out of my stuff on top of their stuff... so I had to pull my stuff off and put it in pop up hampers and then sort through their stuff, organize it, then sort through my stuff. I think the pop up hampers really helped because it was defined scope... i only have to get through what's in the hamper and then I am done for the day. I only have 3 5 gallon buckets left to organize and put away. I'll probably use the hampers for camping trash barrels when I am done.



BearCountryGG - Wednesday Aug 23, 2017
(healing the gut...)
Weight: 247.2

Home waiting for deliveries today..and a lot of housecleaning.  Having a hungry day...UGH

Breakfast = coffee, egg salad sandwich, red pepper strips

Lunch really wasn't a lunch...just eating = mixed nuts, chips and ice cream....waiting for the man to get home...not hungry now!

Dinner will be ham, fresh tomatoes and red peppers and white rice...sipping on another cup of coffee now

 Evening snack = granola, almond milk ad banana

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/23/2017:
Do you have any seltzer you can drink? herbal teas?

Also, you can pig out on veggies if you have any cooked ones that you like...maybe make some sugar free pudding or jello?

A smoothie with greens?

Those are my suggestions for your Hungry Day!

any good deliveries to look forward to?

bearcountrygg on 08/23/2017:
Read your post too late...UGH...all good ideas...deliveries are the standard...protein shakes for the man...TP...jerky for the man...not fun stuff.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/23/2017:
that's not too fun, no...jerky is a good snack with seltzer (sweetened extra with stevia) or with veg ...jerky and veg!

bearcountrygg on 08/23/2017:
Ugh...I can't stand jerky...it's for hubby.....to me its raw meat...don't touch it.


happy-1 on 08/24/2017:
Yeah, I have to agree with HoP... You need some greens in there. Start growing some sweet potato vine in planters and snip them off.

bearcountrygg on 08/24/2017:
I didn't know you could eat sweet potato vines! Really???? What do they taste like?


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/24/2017:
actually, i do love Happy's idea...why don't you just grow some of your own greens and/or veggies...!? at least some herbs in your kitchen! that'd be tasty! :)


happy-1 on 08/24/2017:
They are like baby kale leaves. Soft and easy to chew



BearCountryGG - Tuesday Aug 22, 2017
(healing the gut...)
Weight: 247.2

Dark and rainy here today...and very sleepy...every once in a while I want to sleep all day...but usually sleep all night too so I guess I need it....husbands home today...no bear hunting today...( he doesn't actually hunt them...he trains dogs with them...the bear run...the dogs run...they all seem to enjoy it....bear goes up a tree and watches crazy dogs at the bottom...fun was had by all apparently...Me..I don't have that kind of energy...I just enjoy the quiet day at home.

Breakfast = 2 eng muffins with butter and peanut butter and coffee

Lunch = ham and cheese sandwich, cornbread stuffing and ice cream

Weird lunch I know......made hubby a steak for his meal and along with a veg...I made him a box of stuffing......now...I know you cannot get any easier than boiling water...adding stuffing mix and butter and waiting 7 minutes.............for the first time in my life I messed it up...because my regular measuring cup was dirty...I used  a different one...and put in TWICE the water it called for.....UGH....old age aint pretty...enjoy your youth while you can!!!

So anyway...I had to try his cornmeal mush!  Luckily he is doing stupid things too...and we laugh at it.

Just not hungry today...not a veg or fruit crossed my lips and I don't care...I'm not going to eat just to eat.....the last 2 days I ate tons of greens in my smoothies so maybe that is why.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2017:
I'd enjoy a quiet day at home too!



BearCountryGG - Monday Aug 21, 2017
(healing the gut...)
Weight: 247.2

Quiet day here today....It's my husbands birthday and there will be cake...LOL and an eclipse...LOL

Breakfast =boiled egg, banana and another green drink like yesterday made from greens, grapes and almond milk. coffee

Lunch = small amt steak, rice with gravy, tomatoes and birthday cake with ice cream

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/21/2017:
I also commented on your prior entry...took me awhile to post what i wrote earlier bc something was wrong with my connection to DD before lunch today!....

anyways, we saw the eclipse up to 70% of the sun was covered here around nyc. i think other parts of the country saw it get much darker.

happy bday to your hubby! what kinda almond milk do you use? 30 cal type?

bearcountrygg on 08/21/2017:
I use the silk, unsweetened , it's 25 calories. We saw the eclipse about 75 percent, watched it through my husbands welding helmet. Really interesting. Otherwise, we watched it on TV


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2017:
That's the types I also buy...unsweetened! Sometimes i sweeten with stevia.



BearCountryGG - Sunday Aug 20, 2017
(healing the gut...)
Weight: 247.4

Weight stayed the same today and I was kinda glad about it...when I lose too fast I get light headed and that's not good....spending the day at home doing laundry and general housework today...Hubby is out running his bear dogs...and the weather is lovely....just inhaling the peace and quiet and surfing the net right now

Breakfast = green smoothie drink ( greens, grapes and almond milk)

Lunch= 4 crackers with cheese, 1 little applesauce cup and 1 serving pocky ( hope that was the last box)

Dinner = pasty with gravy and coffee

Evening = quest protein bar

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 117.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/20/2017:
Sounds like a good start to a nice day!

bearcountrygg on 08/20/2017:
It's been a nice day so far donkey...hope you are having a good one too. I have noticed that if I eat breakfast, I want to snack all day...UGH!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/21/2017:
I wanna see a photo of your doggies! Our weather is beautiful too. Just perfect weather temps this week! Sunny and nice. Summer is still here.

Your smoothie drink sounds delicious and low calorie. Is the almond milk a low sugar / no sugar added type? How many calories are in a cup of your almond milk? And do you add ice to the smoothie ? I am interested bc I have a blender, Ninja I think?, that’s good and I never use it….Similar to my nice veggie slicer (mandolin it’s called) that I also do NOT use! I just forget about it / don’t set aside time to cook roasted veggie chips…I find if I do not PLAN to make something or PLAN to stay home …it’s not happening!

Lol, I know those pocky things…they are an Asian dessert cookie pirouette type of rolled thing! Lol.

I used to eat those Quest bars too often so I lost my taste for them….like at my worst, up to 3 a day!

ENJOY YOUR DAY!



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