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bearcountrygg - Friday Oct 20, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 241.4

Breakfast = homemade breakfast sandwich and coffee

Having a late lunch and got too hungry = 1 quaker pb breakfast square and a mini pk swedish fish....note to self...never buy these again, addictive and lacroix water

Late lunch = leftover lasagna, fresh vegetable salad with braggs ginger dressing, a little leftover mac and cheese and a little leftover rice pilaf, blueberries and strawberries

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 111.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2017:
The homemade breakfast sandwich that you make sounds perfect and good calories. english muffins are GREAT! I love them too! And what you put on / in it is in moderation = excellent. Nice!

legcramps on 10/20/2017:
mmm, breakfast sandwiches...yum!

bearcountrygg - Thursday Oct 19, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 241.4

Up early and planning to make a lasagna for dinner since I see the whole wheat lasagana noodles have a best by date of 2 months ago....gotta get those cooked...I've been having a lot of hip pain and I'm turning into a rocking chair potato ( not a couch person)...and for many years I have crossed my left leg under my right leg when I sit down...bad habit   DO NOT DO THIS ALL OF YOU YOUNG PEOPLE!!!!   You will suffer when you get old! Old joints don't like the abuse we cause them when we were young!  Denny will be having a knee replacement in the future ( actually it was scheduled but he got shingles and they cancelled the surgery and it hasn't been rescheduled)..........that is what being a carpenter did for him..  Don't abuse your joints....or they will abuse you when you get old.  Anyway.........I'm getting  too  lazy ...so I'm pumping up with some tylenol and I'm going to aim to stay on my feet all day....there is   plenyty to do around here that I have been putting off...I swear....I can put it off yet it stays on my mind for days or weeks...and when I finally do it...it only takes 5 minutes and I wonder why I ever put it off at all.......so today should be interesting and painful.

Breakfast = coffee and homemade breakfast sandwich

Lunch = cauliflower mash, smoked sausage with peppers and onions

Dinner = will be lasagna, carrots, berries

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 111.4 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 10/19/2017:
Hope you feel better! I have back issues from jumping out of airplanes in the military. I had some brutal landings.

BearCountryGG on 10/19/2017:
Oh my......I can't even imagine.

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2017:

I cross my legs constantly. I wonder if it’s really that bad. Sometimes it feels like a good stretch I got going on when I cross my legs..i even wrap my ankle around the back of my leg like a really tight pretzel…that is a good stretch. Whenever I do it a lot, I feel good. When I don’t do it enough, I become less flexible and my ability to sit like a pretzel needs work again lol…yes, really, I do this at work!

I totally know what you mean with putting things off – I am the same way. I know the things have to be done…and I think I have to do them…and takes me sometimes a ton of time passes before it actually gets done. Except of course these NYPD applications – those were completed after my lunch & emailed back already. I’m inspired for the next step in the process….back to you now!....

What does your breakfast sandwich consist of? English muffins are good to make sandwiches on bc they are small / low calorie. Also good are wraps that are 100 cal or under – or even I guess up to 150 cal. But anything more is too much at once…

Cauliflower mash sounds AWESOME! I really need to cook MORE!

Lastly, dinner sounds wonderful. We’re all eating lasagna lately..i had some Tuesday night as a matter of fact…and also included a salad with it! Otherwise, it really isn’t that filling!

BearCountryGG on 10/19/2017:
Breakfast sandwiches are eng muffing, 1 egg and either ham or 2 slices bacon...sometimes cheese and sometimes butter. The way I messed up my hip isn'tby crossing my legs exactly...I take my left leg and almost sit on it...and my right leg goes over my left foot...basically I've turned my hip joint and left foot into a weird direction...I got away with it when I was younger...and I'm paying the price now....I can't cross my legs like you do now...I'm too fat...LOL...I could do it when I was thinner....

Donkey on 10/19/2017:
I can confirm what you say about crossing your legs. I'm 47 and it's really starting to cause me problems with my back, hip and right knee.

I was sorry to hear that WW Online didn't work out, but no sense paying for something that's not going to work, i.e. their website.

Keep logging in your meals -- I think you'll find that this may help you make better choices.

When do I have to start worrying for you again re: jury duty? Trying to schedule my worries, in advance, LOL....

BearCountryGG on 10/19/2017:
Yup....Schedule the next jury duty for November 8th.........I'm sorry you are running into the joint problems too..it's funny that when I was young the thought of pain because of the way I sat in a chair then would affect me years later was not even on my radar...BUT...the reality has finally hit home...Putting my eating online here does help...I often think first before eating something because I don't want to admit it here...LOL

legcramps on 10/20/2017:
Darn, got my right leg under my butt as i'm reading this and it's like you can see me through the monitor :) :) :)

BearCountryGG on 10/21/2017:
OH NO....Get that outta there!!!

bearcountrygg - Wednesday Oct 18, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 241.4

Still not getting the ww site to stop jumping around and decided to just cancel there...I've had this trouble with them before....so....I'm just going to watch what I eat for now.


Breakfast = homemade breakfast sandwich and coffee

Lunch = banana, orange juice, quaker peanut butter breakfast square, chips and a little candy

Dinner = big fresh salad with braggs ginger dressing, smoked sausage with peppers and onions and rice pilaf 

Drinking lots of water

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 111.4 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2017:
I make a LOT of homemade breakfast sandwiches! Nice to see you enjoying some food with your coffee...i think it'll make you very satisfying and your blood sugar more stable!

WOW dinner sounds amazing! it reminds me a bit of what i had for lunch because mine also included TONS of cooked red onions...but they way Spanish people cook them which is awesome - they are actually marinated with i believe some white vinegar as well as olive oil...it's like they're pickled / marinated and it tastes amazing...except for the fact that i was bloated before i ate them and now it's worse because i haven't pooped since YESTERDAY morning which is now 1.5 days!!!!!!!! i know, TMI! haha.

but the salad mixture with the meat and rice sounds amazing. i plan to do something similar tomorrow as i have lots of dominican rice to eat (there's a Dominican place by me and the food is very tasty!)

BearCountryGG on 10/19/2017:
Had a weird lunch...waiting for denny to get home that turned into a snack fest....LOL

bearcountrygg - Tuesday Oct 17, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 241.4

Busy day here today...had to go out and put gas in the car...love the new car except it always smells like gas....I do not like that!  Also ran into our grocery store in town....and finally found the rainbow carrots..... and they weren't moldy! 

Having issues with the weight watchers site......it's being finicky again......been there done that....our nearest meeting place is over an hour away and meetings are only in the evening.......here....after dark meetings an hour away on these country roads are not going to happen....this may force me to stop with the points.....just wing it again....will see....if things don't get better on their site I'm not paying them every month. 


english muffin with 1 egg, 1 slice american cheese, 1 ounce ham and butter

2 cups coffee



salisbury steak


orange juice

deliege wafel  these things are addictive...it will be a good thing when they are gone...I'm wondering if I could put the remainder in the freezer!  Probably!

4 fun size chocolate bars



1/2 of a pork chop

handful of rainbow carrots

cucumber slices

1/2 cup macaroni and cheese

big bowl raspberries and blackberries


No eating tonight...just more water....heading into that 12 to 13 hour fat burning fast

Neighbors are here cutting up dead trees for their heat this winter...so better sign off for the night.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 111.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 10/18/2017:
Hope you have a good day.

BearCountryGG on 10/18/2017:
Thank you...it was a good day!

innerpeace on 10/18/2017:
I have rainbow carrots, I better use them before they go bad!

I never tried the WW on line exclusively, just used the site when I was a member. My last job paid 50% of the cost so it was easier to pay and not go, but I still couldn't make it to the meetings, because I just couldn't make it work. I'm not very social and out going so it was tough for me.

And I understand how everyone has a self image and all but I just couldn't compare the issues I have with someone who only needs or wants to lose 10 pounds. It is so very much different. Good luck I hope you get the site to work. Do you think the site problem has anything to do with your computer acting up? have a good day!

BearCountryGG on 10/18/2017:
I lost 55 pounds on ww once...but that was attending meetings...I had a really good leader......but now it may be my computer...but only on the ww site...things keep jumping...I'm cancelling it.

bearcountrygg - Monday Oct 16, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 241.4

Busy day...just a quick list


1 egg

1 toasted 15 grain bread with 1 T butter

1 ounce ham

2 cups coffee

Went shopping at walmart...2 hours on the road....30 minutes in the store

steak and cheese chimichangas (2)

deliege wafel




Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 111.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2017:
great list...i see more indulgent as i read thru! HAHA...i hear that bananas are good for sleeping? not sure, but i thought i heard that somewhere, i should look it up!

also...i'm impressed that you only spend 30 min in walmart...if i spent 2 hours on the road, i'd spend at least that in the store! good for you i guess on not buying more than you need / went in there to buy!

i'm going to comment on all your entries starting from last Thursday, October 12th!

bearcountrygg - Sunday Oct 15, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 241.4

 Put another temporary fix in place...now it's sitting on a computer laptop fan and it's working just fine as long as the fan is running...so I'm going with that for now....just not in the mood to go out and buy another one......really trying to use this one up first....LOL....I'm really in use up mode right now......I'm at the stage in my life where I feel like I have done and bought and experienced so many things in life and now I am ready to use things up and really get even more serious about downsizing......it's really hitting home this tme that the more stuff you have...the more stuff you have to take care of.  We have had 6 computers and 3 Iphones and I'm over it.......this one can just limp along for awhile longer because I'm over it............I'm in a tossing out, decluttering, using up mode....and today its pouring out.......so I'm spending the day cleaning and rearranging the house.  I discovered a bunch of individual different facial mask packets the other day...I'm wondering if they are still good,......so I'm trying one of those today........time to get down to business and use some things up.

42 weely points

30 daily points



16 ounces coffee = 0

1 egg = 2

12 grain toast = 3

butter 1 T = 5

ham 2 ounces = 1


sandwich thin (whole wheat) = 3

schwans philly sliced beef = 3

1T mayo = 3

Schwans mashed cauliflower = 4

schwans mixed roasted vegetables = 4

blueberries = 0

Deliege wafel

cheetos jalapeno

lacroix water


Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 111.4 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 10/16/2017:
I need to declutter too. My husband crams stuff in every nook and cranny he can fine. He will not throw anything away. This bothers me. I like clean and neat and just not getting that lately. If there's no where to put it...we don't need it, he just doesn't seem to understand this.


horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2017:
yes, it's frustrating to replace expensive electronics! i am with you...trying to also use up my car for like double it's current mileage which is around 90k...i want it to last 3 more years.

bearcountrygg - Friday Oct 13, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 241.4

Quickly dropping in to say that my computer is acting up again...getting hot and turning itself off....I recently sent the other one to a son who's computer quit so my back up comp is gone.....will get back when I figure out what we are going to do about this......but this one is a fire hazard right now. 

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 111.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/14/2017:
That's not good! You'll be missed while you figure out what's going on... Computer problems are so frustrating...

BearCountryGG on 10/15/2017:
Got another temporary fix...not in the mood for replacing it yet.

horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2017:
yeah, it sounds like it's on its death bed!

I once had a couple computers that did the same - maybe it has a virus...or it's filled of dust.??????

i have no clue - i'm def not an IT person!

bearcountrygg - Friday Oct 13, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 241.4

Leaves are falling.....seeing lots of bare tree limbs........Denny is busy burning tree stumps ...and the deer are moving around because it's bow season...it's  a busy time here...and we are bracing for the onslaught of hunters to fill the woods this afternoon.  Truck goes in for springs this afternoon and there is plenty to keep me busy.  I actually had a little snack last night and didn't feel good after....lessons here....I kieep seeing 1111 on the clock and other places...for the last year...I see that a lot...I looked it up and it means that the angels are telling me I am on the right track for success.....not sure If I'm a believer...but it's good news......not bad...so why not.  I do definately feel the need to succeed...so I'll go with that.


coffee = 0

1 egg = 2

ham = 1

15 grain toast = 3

butter = 3

 raisin peanut butter = 6

Lunch turned into another breakfast

waffels= 21

lacroix water = 0

bacon  = 5



2 mandarin oranges = 0



Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 111.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2017:
yes, if you see positive things, take them! if you see 11:11, why not believe it :)

bearcountrygg - Thursday Oct 12, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 241.4

I couldn't get on the site for awhile this morning...Kinda scared me...I don't want to lose you guys!!  I get the best support and help here.  Anyway...it's a beautiful fall day here and I'm ready to get busy........yesterday with 3 meals and no snacks was just what I needed....back in the day (years)....when the only food thoughts were about feeding my family healthy .......and eating when we were all sitting down at the table together came back to me.......no wonder I put on so much weight...I discovered snack foods, I started eating junk in place of meals...I ate all day...I fell for the "eat 6 small meals a day" mentality....that may work for others...but it doesn't work for me.........as I've said before...i like the hungry feeling.......and when I snacked all day I never actually felt hungry and I never stopped eating.  Yesterday and probably the 2 liquid days prior....brought back the old inclinations again......I NEED 3  MEALS A DAY AND NO SNACKING........I NEED TO BE FOOD FREE FOR AT LEAST  12  HOURS.  I need to feel hunger and eat after feeling that...and stuffing myself isn't the plan either....I really don't like the stuffed feeling anymore. 

Weekly anytime points = 42

Daily points = 30



16 ounces coffee = 0

1 egg = 2

3 slices bacon = 5

1 slice 15 grain bread toasted = 3

1 t. butter = 2


Shredded beef = 3

whole wheat sandwich thin = 3

1 T mayo =3

 Schwans Roasted broccoli, greeen beans, potatoes, onion and red peppers = 6

Blueberries = 0


2 mandarin oranges (tiny)

2 cups 5 grain rice and veggie pilaf = 8

Lacroix water = 0

used all of my daily points and 5 of my anytime points

Good day....did have a little snack in evening...now for my 12 hour fat burning fast.


Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 111.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/14/2017:
I agree with the 12-hour fast overnight. I think that's what makes my morning cardio so effective this time around losing weight.

horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2017:
I know exactly what you mean....i do like, just like you & donkey, the feeling of being able to fast 12 hours but i can only do it when like i'm on vacation - not when i'm working and go to bed late and still have to get up early. when i'm well rested and not tired, i'm better and being able to wait a longer time till breakfast bc i've slept in a little...

also, i know what you mean by hating the stuffed feeling - i still enjoy it bc i usually make myself that way with veggies and know that it will not cause weight gain....usually. i still have to watch myself bc like anyone i love the taste of carbs (breads and stuff) so i still rely on veggies for the full feeling and eat less of them...duh...you know i love my veggies!

horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2017:
oh, i love this site too for the support and love to be on fb with you guys too...if i don't comment on your page it's bc i didn't see your fb post...bc i have so many things on my page, i sometimes do not see friend's posts...! anyways, back to reality here lol no more vacation!

bearcountrygg - Wednesday Oct 11, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 241.4

Happy day for me.....todays trial was cancelled...only one more to go in November so I get a reprieve for awhile.......I'm hoping that I never get scheduled for jury duty again....I can only hope.  I'm still at 242 pounds this morning...so I'm thinking since I have seen this number for too long and too many times...that it is a plateau or set point for me...so I know what I need to do...I Have to do something different to get past it....today is the day.  Actually realized that I weighed in this morning in pajamas.....undressed I was 241.4.......that's a new number....that I haven't seen for at least a year........I'm feeling better about that now.

Back to Weight Watchers

Weekly points available =  42

Daily Points available = 30


2 scrambled eggs = 4

7 ounces ham = 4

16 ounces coffee = 0


Schwans supreme individual pizza = 16

radishes =0

celery sticks = 0

6 points left for dinner


3 ounces ham =2

1 cup schwans 5 grain and veggie pilaf = 4

2 mini mandarin oranges= 0


 30 daily points used...no weekly anytime points used

No more eating for the day....working on that overnight fat burning fast now!

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 111.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/11/2017:
Oh YEAH!!!! WOOT! So happy for you! I like your plan of attack and I look forward to reading your menus :-) Donkey is cheering you on!

BearCountryGG on 10/11/2017:
Thank you.....!!!

horn_of_plenty on 10/11/2017:
wow cheeers to the GREAT CANCELLATIONS (instead of Great Expectations!) hahaha.....

good, i like resuming of the points....

to break plateau you said it right...you have to make a change, no matter how small, you have to change something about your diet.

BearCountryGG on 10/11/2017:
Thank You.....Skipping all snacks today and eating small.

innerpeace on 10/11/2017:
Glad to hear the dreaded jury duty was canceled. I hope you break your plateau. Good luck.

BearCountryGG on 10/11/2017:
Thank you.....Doing well so far.

legcramps on 10/11/2017:
Way to go!

BearCountryGG on 10/11/2017:
Thank you!

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