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bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jun 27, 2018

Weight: 237.6

As our forrest thickens  out with leaves blocking all of our electronic receptions (phones, internet and TV)...we are getting very spotty receptions.......I can't believe how dense it has gotten this year.....in the last month we can't see the road, dog kennels and now the view of the barn is even getting smaller.  Our satellite dishes are very compromised........in a way we have never seen........nice for the trees.......but difficult for all communications.......and our tree guy doesn't have time to get to us quickly...apparently we aren't the only ones with this issue this summer.  

So all communications are very compromised......I will try to get into DD....but it will be catch as catch can...until the trees get trimmed or until fall when the leaves are again gone.  

Progress as of today: 15.2 lbs lost so far, only 92.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/27/2018:
def not a NYC problem! i hope it starts to get fixed for you :)


happy-1 on 06/27/2018:
Hugs. Must feel isolating.


Donkey on 06/27/2018:
No worries -- time to focus on other things non-internet. Frankly, with the state of the world today, I should take my own initiative. I've been very depressed about the rhetoric and the path to come.



bearcountrygg - Tuesday Jun 26, 2018

Weight: 237.6

37 degrees here right now...and this is caqlled summer........winter clothes again for me today .

I need to keep in mind that I need only 3 meals a day....when I start the grazing....I end up eating more than is necessary..........plus....it takes my mind off food all day.  I need to keep in mind that getting hungry between meals for me....means drinking some water or other zero calorie beverage.....it will take away the hunger just as well as food...plus stops adding calories......plus allows my body to burn the calories from meals.   Lately I have been wanting to graze......stop that!!!!!  I need to have more sructured meals.......I need 3.......400 to 500 calorie meals per day...............snacking during the day makes me want to snack in the evening too...and AI'm tired of fighting thqat off.......so...3 meals a day

Breakfast

2 cups coffee with almond milk creamer ( creamer is finally gone...)

1 bagel with butter and peanut butter  ( could have had spray butter but forgot )

banana

NO MORE EATING UNTIL LUNCH

PLUS...D weighs less than I do now!!!!!!!  Can't let that happen!!!!!  

Lunch

pork chop with onions

big garden salad with ranch

chips

kind bar

chocolate

green tea

Dinner

yogurt

DeLiege waffel

watermelon

Progress as of today: 15.2 lbs lost so far, only 92.6 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 06/26/2018:
Do you have anything that monitors your calories burned like a fitbit or garmin?

bearcountrygg on 06/26/2018:
I have a fit bit......but don't wear it...it only works with wifi and I Can't get that here...….I have gone by what fitday has calculated.....and they say I should burn more than 2,000 a day....but hashimotos slows it down...plus the weight loss clinics 400 cal a day diet years ago...so....it must be extremely low now.


horn_of_plenty on 06/26/2018:
the salad and banana and green tea and chocolate sound amazing!

bearcountrygg on 06/26/2018:
Got enough fruit and veggies in there for the day



bearcountrygg - Monday Jun 25, 2018

Weight: 237.6

I was making a nice omelette for D'd breakfast and decided at the last minute to make one for myself too......actually...quite healthy.

Breakfast

2 cups coffee with almond milk creamer

2 egg omelette with 1 light cheese stick, red and orange peppers and salsa

1 piece low cal toast...with butter 

Feels like it will be a BIG veggie day.......

Snack

got snacky this morning and ate too much sugar....was moving things  around in kitchen cabinet and saw some STUFF...I had forgotten about...and D won't eat...sO i did...NUFF SAID...movin on.................................

Lunch

big garden salad

tuna

D's leftover fries...

Bottle green tea

Dinner

chips

cereal and milk

 

 

Progress as of today: 15.2 lbs lost so far, only 92.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/25/2018:
my weekend included nice veggies...today i have peppers planned too :)

omelette - i can almost smell it thru the screen!!!!! sounds yummy with the light cheese.

i commented on yesterday too :) whenever i read you had two cups coffee i get jealous...bc i can't do it that well over here at work...it's all free but i coulnd't be doing that every morning..it's bad enough i get up to pee practically every hour haha.

bearcountrygg on 06/25/2018:
LOL......Back years ago...I couldn't drink 2 cups a day either...over time....it was fine...and now....it never keeps me awake....basically....I can sleep anytime anyway....so coffee never did keep me awake. Actually when I was younger...I was asleep before my head even touched the pillow.....so caffeine basically has no affect on me I guess.



bearcountrygg - Sunday Jun 24, 2018

Weight: 237.6

 I'm just doing so much better not dieting.......D has always known this and reminded me plenty...but somehow...I kept going back to the counting...something or other...cals, points, carbs, fats....UGH....That all just makes me think about food too much.  Funny how when I'm not counting...I just naturally eat less.  Diets do make me fat.

Breakfast was 2 cups coffee and a toasted bagel with PB

snack was a pure protein bar and a bottle of green tea

Lunch was a beef patty on a whole wheat bun and assorted veggies and a little chocolate

Dinner = 1 small slice pizza

 

Progress as of today: 15.2 lbs lost so far, only 92.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/24/2018:
I still think it's a good idea to go back and do a calorie or point point check... Although, if you are losing, it probably doesn't matter, right?

bearcountrygg on 06/24/2018:
Some nights I do...and it's funny...how it always is within 300 cals……….although I do lose better at 1,200….but that is a bit skimpy food wise and not really a healthy thing to do too often……….but scale is dropping so I'm ok with it.


horn_of_plenty on 06/25/2018:
wow...going to town for shopping in your neck of the woods is a whole different idea than by me...funny thing is that we DO have horse drawn carriages and buggies...right here in NYC! they charge a pretty penny to tourists who want to get a ride...like $80 per hour or something crazy like that.

bearcountrygg on 06/25/2018:
When we were in Manhattan we took a carriage ride…….something D wanted to do......I wanted to look at the outside of the alwyn bldg. ( very ornate)...and as I was standing there studying it...he had already walked away and was a block away from me...( he had spotted the horses...LOL)...so I caught up with him..( never did get back to the alwyn...UGH We took the carriage ride...back then I think it was $35....short ride really...into the park a bit...and then sat there while the Puerto Rican parade walked by....


horn_of_plenty on 06/25/2018:
i also eat less when it's harder to count...like when i've been on vaca in the past, being busy and not being around a kitchen all day, i actually make better choices. not always, but many times this has been the case with me!

bearcountrygg on 06/25/2018:
I just think about food less when i'm not dieting...I swear...dieting does make me fat...and hyper interested in food.



bearcountrygg - Saturday Jun 23, 2018

Weight: 238.2

Well...it's a rainy and cold saturday here......I will be heading to the only local store.....and I hope to find some non moldy...non shriveled produce...and some green bananas would be wonderful.....I'm buying only what is absolutely needed...........

When this food here is finally gone..( and it will be quite awhile)....I will be replacing it with vastly different stuff...................... Looking forward to that day.

Not shopping online is weird.....I have done it for so long...that it had become quite a habit.

When I do add up my cals in the evenings...I am so eating 1,500 cals a day or less...........it is comfortable and natural..........I'm eating some healthy...and some not so healthy....and it never seems to matter...it always seems to come out within the 1,200 to 1,500 range........I'm sure there will be some higher calorie days in the future.....but...right now...no desire to do that.

Not hungry now.......but had a cup of black coffee to wake me up...........

Off to the store before the people start to arrive........( they are all either old or amish)....rarely see any kids around here other than amish...........and basically most people here are retired and living in what used to be their cabins or summer homes...............( like us)..................so shopping involves driving to town behind a horse drawn black buggy....or behind a slow driving golden ager that can't see over the steering wheel.......kinda like what happens inside the store too...LOL.......gotta get going.

Home again...and another cup of coffee...but with almond creamer

toasted bagel with PB

pizza

protein bar

nut bar

a few chips

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 93.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/23/2018:
What I really like about what you've written so far today (as of 9:06am Central) is that your menu has a mix of healthy and some not-so-healthy but that it all averages within a certain calorie range - BALANCED LIFESTYLE.

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2018:
Thank you...I did lose before eating everything......but..I do think it makes it more difficult.....I just know that I would never be able to give up carbs...….


graindart on 06/23/2018:
Like you, most of my regular shopping is done online now with the exception of fresh groceries. Used to go to Walmart several times per week, sometimes a couple times per day. Now Walmart usually a once per week trip for fresh groceries. Rarely use Sams Club anymore (like Costco) and am even considering whether it's worth continuing the yearly membership anymore.

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2018:
We found that the savings wasn't worth the membership...at times we had Sams...or Costco....now...there are none within 2 hours from us.....


Donkey on 06/24/2018:
Left Sam's club several years ago for the same reasons: the savings just weren't there.

bearcountrygg on 06/24/2018:
I wasn't making up that 40 dollar charge....



bearcountrygg - Friday Jun 22, 2018

Weight: 238.2

39 degrees in parts of Michigan today....40 here.   Will be outside much of today...just lots of things to do out there............guessI will need my snuggies!!!!

2 coffees with almond milk creamer

diet bread toasted with almond butter

green tea and a cookie

chicken

red pepper, celery and onions

pasta

mixed nuts

flaming hot cheetos 100 cal bag

cookie

Bai........the starwberry lemon flavor is delish...( the others are just ok)

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 93.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2018:
wow...so cold!!!!!!!!!!

it's slightly cooler here, but still around 70!

i can't believe how cold it is by you!!!!!!!!!!! pass me my Winter jacket!

later i may have a coffee :)


Donkey on 06/22/2018:
Wonderful weigh-in! Whatever you're doing is working - keep it up!

bearcountrygg on 06/22/2018:
Just eating less because I'm not counting....I think about food a lot less that way


happy-1 on 06/22/2018:
Think about all the calories you will burn being cold!

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2018:
Shivvvvvvvering…..it does a body good!!! HA!!!!



bearcountrygg - Thursday Jun 21, 2018

Weight: 239.0

 Happy first day of summer.......well not in this house where the air conditioning is going full tilt at 68.......I wear winter clothes all summer in the house...and remove things to go outside.....the man sweats too easy...so that's the way it is...LOL....I get little use from summer clothes anymore.

Breezy here...the trees are swaying..........but it looks nice........

I forgot to get on the scales this morning...I should have...I feel like I lost......tomorrow.

Definately getting used to eating smaller quantities...and less in general....funny how having to weigh and measure food...makes me want more........just eating...and figureing it out and  evening it up later in the day...just seems to be the way of least resistance for me......the less I have to think about food the better.

Breakfast

2 cups coffee with almond milk creamer

finally got hungry about 9...so had low cal toast with almond butter

snack = pure protein bar and tea

Lunch was chicken, veggies and noodles...and an almond butter bar

Dinner = tuna salad, crakers, 100 cal pack of flaming hot cheetos...WOOOOO....

I've been having more extra spicy and hot things...and green tea,....and I do believe they are making me want food less.  One of D's sisters about 10 years ago drank 2 cans of green tea daily...and lost weight without eating in any kind of weight loss way...and she lost 20 pounds...now I'm wondering if there really is something to green tea.

Progress as of today: 13.8 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2018:
Hi BCGG!

Lol…does the man still wear summer clothes in the house? Hopefully you can spend some time outside warming up! I’d be so frustrated sitting around in a cold house! I doubt I’ll need to use my AC very much this year. Def don’t even use it to sleep! I put it on for my hamster (yes, really) when I get home from work bc it’s advised the temp be up to 75…and sometimes I find it around 78 when I get home after work. Hamsters do not sweat like we do…so I don’t want it to get overheated when it’s active at night. So, yeah.

I’m reading your two cups of coffee and I soooo want another right now !...but must remain at my desk.

Enjoy your breezy day!

bearcountrygg on 06/21/2018:
He's not a shorts person....but he does wear lighter weight clothes in the summer....short sleeves....lighter weight long pants...….right now....I'm wearing a short sleeved top covered up with a heavy weight hoodie..( not wearing the hood...)….socks, long pants and I'm still cold...….the man keeps a washrag nearby to wipe the sweat off his bald head...LOL...I can't win!!!

Nice of you to air condition for the hammy....def would not want to cook her...how is she doing???? Is she getting friendlier?


horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2018:
Hammy Ted Ted is doing good. She’s def happy and chews a LOT LESS on her cage. She still didn’t develop a great pee spot and didn’t like the sand idea that I tried. Her pee gets on a wooden log set I put in there so I may throw them out and replace with something plastic & easier to clean. I also want to add a tube back into her cage, now that it’s been awhile and she’s established another area to nest I don’t think she’ll go back to sleeping/peeing/pooping in the tubes I took out !

She’s a lot calmer when I pet her. Once in awhile she’ll bristle me off and not want to be touched and she makes it VERY obvious. As long as I’m feeding her, she won’t mind being pet at all. I can pick her up for a quick moment while feeding but then she STILL jumps outta my hand. She’s still rather scared…Last week she started being able to cautiously eat a treat out of the palm of my hand, but she’s still anxious to do that and does it with caution….funny little Ted Ted. Overall, she’s a lot calmer & loves to run around in her ball when I take her out of her cage for extra exercise!

bearcountrygg on 06/21/2018:
Sounds normal……...wear her out in the ball......LOL


Donkey on 06/21/2018:
I fully endorse the 2 cups of green tea a day if you can establish that as a habit. It's supposed to be very good for your skin as well. It's rather sad that I'm not much of a tea drinker. I do like green tea!

bearcountrygg on 06/21/2018:
I do think it's helping!!!


happy-1 on 06/21/2018:
I feel you on the AC. I like fans and swamp coolers better.

bearcountrygg on 06/22/2018:
I'm always cold…..but I guess it's better than sweating...…..I would never use a fan or ac...iff it was up to me...I just never need it...



bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 239.0

HOP....these were the ones that were handy...all at 5ft4in and 104 pounds 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965 riding on wagon.......navy dress was 1972...Christmas 1969

Progress as of today: 13.8 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
I'm the one standing on front of wagon.....


Donkey on 06/20/2018:
I absolutely love the retro fashions in these photos - oh these are precious.

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
The good old days...LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
You look great in those photos...you look healthy... i really love your thick hair and shine! and your hubby looks so great too...lovely memories! thank you for sharing!

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
The Christmas pic was actually taken when I was quite anemic...and pale ...I think having 2 babies in the previous almost 3years was a big part of that.....I gained 25 pounds with each pregnancy and left the hosp again 4 days later back at 104


Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
The second photo is so adorable of you both...must be a wedding or party and i'm loving the whole gang in the tractor :)

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
The gang in the wagon are a lot of my cousins......we had a camp out at 10 acres my parents had in the country....with my Dads 6 brothers and sisters and their families....that was before D and I were married. The one in the church was one of D's sisters wedding.


happy-1 on 06/21/2018:
You're gorgeous!



bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 239.0

Busy day at home...nothing fun...all things I have been putting off...TV is all pixilated...so that will keep me from turning it on and vegging.................looks like rain.......I hope D keeps his mouth closed today.....because I really don't need any comments...about his phone, his pictures, his tree trimmer not showing up....his guy that wanted to buy his gigantic thing in the barn that cuts siding called a break./brake...?????...not calling back........and any other little  gripe.....UGH...life can get ugly sometimes.....and so can I so I hope he zips it.....or I may just have to go for a car ride to escape.  But.....in the meantime...I need to get busy with all of the little...but important...little pain in the neck chores here.

Oh...and I have been eating 1,500 cals for days now...........went back and counted it up for days past....it seems that is just what I eat................without actually counting...a couple of days it was a little under......everything I read says that is not a healthy number of cals to live on long term....(1,200)...........yet...in the past years of weight at and under 130 ( between 104 and 130)...I definately ate less than 1,200 a day...and I was anemic back then....and thin....and wearing a size 4...or xtra small or small...............those were the days...of eating to live...not living to eat.  

Breakfast

2 coffee with almond milk creamer

will find something more in a while

found some pasta with vinagrete that sounded good...so had that at 9

1:00...had a cup of annies mac and cheese, broccoli, cauliflower,, carrots and 3 bean salad....working on a bottle of green tea now.

Late afternoon

pure protein bar and some mixed nuts...handfull of pretzels and cookies

 

 

Progress as of today: 13.8 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
Sounds like your hubby is quite a ball of energy...good to hear he's back and at it! haha...

Yeah...food is everywhere these days....

you were a lot busier at home when you had your brood with you....kids can def take your attention away from your needs....

I would say 104 may have been too thin at your height and actually a tad underweight according to BMI...even when i lost weight fast in one year at college, lost like 25lbs, my period stopped for a LONG time (a year till i went on birth control) when i was weighing in the low 100's...around 104...too low for me and i'm 5'1" and half an inch or so!

1200 is really low, if you're counting accurately, and it really is 1200, that is pretty low. I just googled for my own info how many calories that bedridden seniors need, and, depending on their health and if they are fighting any conditions, it's from around 1000-1400 (1400 if they have any bed sores from not moving and that their immune systems have to work on healing..) And the 1000 cals was based on maintaining the weight of a 115lb elderly immobile lady..sorry if too much info, i was interested also in knowing this...

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
I was too thin....that is for sure...but 130 is perfect for me...and I spent a lot of years there.


horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
1500 cals is still nice and low...shouldn't cause weight gain i don't think at all...and should help you lose still as long as it's really 1500. I can't even do 1500 these days as it's too low and i'll overeat the next few days...in the past, i've tried 1200 and 1500 for periods of time...now that i eat better / used to higher cals again / have much more muscle in my upper arms, i'll even lose with 1800 cal days.

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
I seem to maintain at 1,500....very slow metabolism is the problem I guess...….1,200 is hard to maintain

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
but I just don't seem to lose at 1,500...….


horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
and i weigh around 115! so you should be def ok at 1500 :)

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
I would stay where I am at 1,500.....that's what makes it so difficult to lose now.


happy-1 on 06/20/2018:
Glad to hear he feels good enough to be a pain in the ass!

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
Oh...he has that one down!!!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
do you have pictures from when you were that thin!?

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
yes.....I will look for a couple


Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
if i'm being too nosy, and that's offensive, i apologize.

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
not offensive at all.....

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
Pictures are up in another post above.



bearcountrygg - Tuesday Jun 19, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 239.0

62 degrees out...makes a perfect day for running errands...new phones are in......so picking those up early before it gets hot...aand the mosquitos get super active....really bad mosquitos this year. 

Good scale reading this morning.....

Checking in a bit later.

Over 2 hours at the phone store...and now we are spending a lot of time getting used to the new ones....we both got i phones...it's my second...but I had a frustrating kyosera for the last 2 years...and I'm happy to be back with apple.........

D play acts like he can't figure his out...and wants me to do everything with his.....my first call was a scammer....FIGURES!!!!!!   LOL

Looks like D lost a bunch of his pictures in the turnover again...you know...the ones where a black blob is in a tree...it's a bear.......not unlike all other bears...but he HAD a million pics like that...and he loved everyone of them.  UGH

After several days of intense electronic problems...and then today...more...and then...more at home...second born son calls and he is on a tear...foreign scammers calling him...asking for his wife...while she is at work...and neighbors dogs comming over an barking at his dog...and on and on....and I need a padded room now...because I need something to bang my head against....UGH

And while I'm running a  program to attempt to get his black bear blobs in trees back...D keeps calling me to see something on TV....and I think I could hurt him with a smile on my face....Just kidding.....or maybe not!!!

The highlight of my day was lunch in a diner....and I happily dined on coleslaw, fries and a burger.......no breakfast....still full so....looks like a 1 meal a day...day.

I may just have to go in a room...and shut the door...because I NEED some alone time....you could call it a time out!!!!!!

 

Progress as of today: 13.8 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/19/2018:
I have to get a new phone soon, mine is starting to crash...it will freeze once in awhile on me...

Congrats on another great scale reading :) Check back in later :)

I hate how expensive the phones are...pretty penny to buy a new one...i was thinking not to get an iphone again.

bearcountrygg on 06/19/2018:
We got the I phone se's this time...I think I will like mine...D is neve happy with his phones so...I don't ever hold out much hope for him being happy with his.....$360 each


Donkey on 06/19/2018:
Oh Oh Oh!!! New numbers!!!! Look at you!!!!

So glad you're back :-)

bearcountrygg on 06/19/2018:
I'm glad to be back too...…!!!


Donkey on 06/19/2018:
Sounds like it was a crazy day - that can be very exhausting. I hope tomorrow is quieter and much less stressful!

Hey, at least you were full, so no stress-eating there, right?

bearcountrygg on 06/19/2018:
true


Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
soooo not ready to spend $360 :(

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
:(……...I well remember the days of free TV...( we only had 4 stations)...and one was Canadian....and we had a party line for the phone that we shared with 3 to 5 other houses...but you know....we were happy....and living was cheap...BOY...have things changed!!!!



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