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bearcountrygg - Friday May 04, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 242.0

Taking D to another morning PT appt today...they are dragging these things that are supposed to be 45 minutes...out to an hour and a half.... but he is doing well....so it apparently is working......he has such tight muscles  (he has always been this way...not agile or bendable at all..)...and add 32 years of walking girders etc...and he is like a darn robot....and they can't see it.....they want him to bend....HE COULD'T bend when he was a teenager.....he isn't made that way.......his muscles are so dense that he never would have been able to do some of this stuff  ever in his life....I met him when he was 16...and he was that way then...I always thought it may have been because he was a catcher on the Varsity baseball team and was also played Varsity football...and he hunted and swam.and rode a bike for miles every day ( to my house)....and was very physically active...but .....over the years since retirement...he has lost the strength and muscle tone in his upper body...but his legs are still very muscular...( walking in the woods???/).....so they want him to bend like he never has in his entire life.....they are physically trying to force his heel to touch his Butt....NEVER going to happen.....anyway...enough of that.....

Meal #1 = coffee....just not hungry...and will probably get more in when we get home...because I rarely feel morning hunger until after 10 o clock.  Well...just got a wheat roll (plain) down so that's meal #1

On a happier note...friends are coming up to look at some acreage near us that is for sale...so we are planning a weekend visit with them...if they get up here....looking forward to that.

 Meal #2 = chili dog, salad, potato,,strawberries

Meal # 3 = chicken, potato, kashi bar and a 100 cal pk of cookies

Junky binge after D went to bed......not happy with myself...after D went to bed I ate 1 mini bag chips, some combos and the last cookie in the pkg....should not have let myself start that.

Progress as of today: 10.8 lbs lost so far, only 97 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/04/2018:
let them bend him...yeah...i've seen what they do at PT to patients like him...since i was in PT for several years i looked around at what they did with other patients...they are always stretching the ones that get his type of thing done!!!

i hope you see your friends :)

bearcountrygg on 05/04/2018:
He will survive......and I hope they come up north tomorrow too.


graindart on 05/04/2018:
If not feeling hungry in the morning consistently now, just skip it. No need for calorie intake when your body doesn't really care. You can adjust calorie intake on the other couple meal times to make up for it.

bearcountrygg on 05/04/2018:
I agree.....forcing myself to eat in the morning usually makes me tired and I don't like that either....I usually don't get hungry until at least 10...and sometimes later.


happy-1 on 05/04/2018:
Aw I didn't realize you guys were high school sweethearts. You guys are sooooo adorable.

bearcountrygg on 05/04/2018:
Yup...when we were in biology together ( him a senior, me a junior..)..we had to poke our fingers for a blood type test...I couldn't get up the nerve to stick myself....he saw that and took the opportunity to offer to stab me...LOL...from that moment on...actually a pretty weird beginning...how many gals meet their future husband because he offers to cut them??? LOL


Maria7 on 05/04/2018:
Hope you have a wonderful visit with your friends.

bearcountrygg on 05/04/2018:
I hope they get up here too...


Donkey on 05/04/2018:
Sounds like a lovely day - you did well. YUM chili dogs -- I can't remember the last time I had one... and I really love them.

bearcountrygg on 05/04/2018:
We don't have them often...but he has been talking about them...so since he went grocery shopping with me ( that never happens)...we got them.


graindart on 05/05/2018:
Forgot about chili dogs. Loved ordering them at Fuddruckers. Huge dogs with freshly toasted and buttered buns. Slathered with chili / shredded cheese / onions / liquid cheese / couple peppers / maybe a little sour cream or tomato. So large I could barely finish it, probably 2000+ calories by the time I was done with the toppings. It's probably been over a year since I've had one.

bearcountrygg on 05/05/2018:
I forgot about them too...until D started asking for them about a week ago.....we buy a Michigan brand called Kogels...and then whole wheat nuns and we use Hormel chili/no beans....I stuck to 1...he put 3 on a bun.....it was good for a change...but now we have the rest of the pkg to use up...so they will reappear again...LOL

bearcountrygg on 05/05/2018:
BUNS...we do not buy whole wheat NUNS in this house...LOL



bearcountrygg - Thursday May 03, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 242.0

Got up at 6...which is a little late for me.......twice yesterday I found myself falling asleep in the chair.....slept good all night too.......D wants me to take him to Walmart today....that's 2 hours on the road...I'm hoping he can handle all of the walking......Dr says as long as he isn't in a lot of pain..it's OK....although afterwards he is dealing with a lot of swelling...and calf tightness and pain...he is determined....he was supposed to wear the support hose for 30 days...and because the male nurse says he can stop wearing them....( female nurse and I disagree)...he took them off tonight...darn it....( my dad almost died with blood clots when I was 13 and he was 40.)..I will never forget it....and don't want to  ever see anyone deal with that again.....( clots went through his heart and lungs at home ( with my Dad)....and I remember the fear and his pain....when that happened.......Oh well....not my legs...and he will do this his way.  He is being a lot of help at the kennels...he shovels and keeps order...I get the food and water and feed them....nice to have the company out there.

So...Off we go to Walmart today.......he can pick up a couple of things he wants...and I can get some groceries.

Breakfast....just not hungry...so I had a cup of coffee and a banana = 109

We got a lot done this morning...it's 1:30 now....and we went to Walmart for groceries, Home Depot for guy stuff, the bank, the gas station...and ended up at a restaurant...delicious meal...where I promptly dumped my ice water all over...can't take me anywhere!!!!!

Lunch........reuben sandwich and fries.......covered all of the food groups...and I don't think I will be hungry again for a long...long time. 1,000 cals

Got home and had a huge amt of groceries to put away....basically all freezer and fridge...so we got a lot of healthy stuff.

So even with the restaurant meal....I'm at about 1,105 cals....stillnot hungry but will probably eat something later.....

Meal #3......grapes, veggie sticks, roll, cookies

 

 

Progress as of today: 10.8 lbs lost so far, only 97 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/03/2018:
i hear that you feel better and can do more pretty quickly after the surgery...and then i think advice is to just keep moving...i hope you get everything you need!

bearcountrygg on 05/03/2018:
Got it all...except I pkg of wall mounts had apparently been opened and some parts were missing...UGH. He did really well...no complaints.


happy-1 on 05/03/2018:
Good teamwork!

bearcountrygg on 05/03/2018:
We do that well...we work together as a team very easily....lucky in that way.



bearcountrygg - Wednesday May 02, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 242.0

More appointments today...........not hungry for breakfast yet.....will see how that goes...because we have to leave early. 

Appointments daone for the day....all went well....ended up eatingf ast food...and I'm still stuffed.

Meal #1 noon

Mcdonalds number 3 with diet coke....so I had a cheeseburger ,double patty, fries and diet coke...that is a lot of food..in fact it took me more than an hour to finally eat all of the fries...and at 2:50...I'mstill dringking the diet coke...never did have anything for breakfast...not even my coffee

We got home...and D was enjoying being out so much he wanted me to drive him a few miles down the rd to look for bear tracks...none...then we went down a narrow trail to see if the acreage his friend is interested in is still for sale...( it is)...okay...my car was not made for that......and neither am I>...LOL Stopped to talk to a neighbor...heard about his aches and pains....there truly is nothing new under the sun!

Came home and called youngest son to see how his dr visit was and it was really good too....so we are all happy around here this afternoon....next on the agenda....feed and shovel at kennels, take garbage to rd...and get mail.....then.....I can relax.

Meal #2 will probably be breakfast for dinner...having my first cup of coffee right now....that lunch laid in my stomach like a rock...need to remember that...D felt the same way.

NO meal # 3 today!!!!

Progress as of today: 10.8 lbs lost so far, only 97 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/02/2018:
maybe bring healthy snacks for when you are hungry...this i have done at times.

bearcountrygg on 05/02/2018:
I read this after I got back...it worked out ok...I never did get hungry until noon.


graindart on 05/02/2018:
I should really skip DD today. I haven't been having cravings lately, but just reading about McDonalds fries has my mouth starting to water.

bearcountrygg on 05/02/2018:
Ohhh...I'm sorry!


happy-1 on 05/02/2018:
Was the McDonald's yummy? I had In and Out the other day and it wasn't as good as I remembered.

bearcountrygg on 05/02/2018:
The burger was good...the fries...nothing special...they used to be better...but I hadn't eaten since the night before...so at least 18 hours....and cardboard would have tasted good..LOL


Donkey on 05/02/2018:
Sounds like a wonderful day. I agree about McDonald's. The product just isn't as good as it used to be.

bearcountrygg on 05/02/2018:
It's definitely lacking something....


happy-1 on 05/02/2018:
What would he have done if he found bear tracks????

bearcountrygg on 05/03/2018:
Nothing...it's quiet time here...no dogs in the woods.....it would have just made him VERY VERY HAPPY!!! It would have made him even more excited for July when he can take his dogs out again...( if he is able and I think he will be).



bearcountrygg - Tuesday May 01, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 242.0

 Appointments today...so leaving here early...and if there is time I will do some grocery shopping.  Got up to 70 here yesterday and amazingly we still have some snow on the ground...it's really dirty...but it's snow....hopefully today we can say goodbye to that.  Still really working the 3 meal a day idea.....but I'm finding it harder to get the 4 to 5 hundred cals in...in the morning......it works so well if I can....but I'm not usually that hungry in the A.M......but when I don't eatin the morning...I eat a lot more at the second meal....and I'm not real fond of that either.....even the 3 rd meal can be difficult.........getting the cals in..........sticking with the 3 meals only plan........will just have to see how the balance of cals plays out....down a pound this morning...and I can feel it.

Meal #1

coffee and a banana...then 2 biscuits....got the 400 cals in

 

Meal #2

Teriyaki chicken, egg rolls,blueberries

 

Meal #3

Beef, potato, banana, dessert

EDIT...just came in from feeding dogs to find that our little town is on lockdown......gunman barricaded in the pharmacy......glad I didn't know that before I went outside....Iwas 

Progress as of today: 10.8 lbs lost so far, only 97 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/01/2018:
ohhh, nice and warm by you...weather here this week is warming up also...supposedly tomorrow is like a record breaker...85! we usually don't get 85 till middle of june or end of june! it's exciting to have summer here for the rest of the week! Today should be up to 75!

Good luck with D's appointments...keep up the good work with your food plan!

bearcountrygg on 05/01/2018:
home in between....then back out again...nice not to wear a coat for a change


horn_of_plenty on 05/01/2018:
Seems you did something really good in February in March to get your weight low..do you remember what it was?

bearcountrygg on 05/01/2018:
I will have to back and read those......I think it was very small portions.


graindart on 05/01/2018:
We actually hit the 80's once last week. Of course today's high is back to only 57, but anything's better than snow and ice. Glad the scale worked in your favor today.

bearcountrygg on 05/01/2018:
Thanks.....it was nice to see it go in the right direction...trees are budding here


horn_of_plenty on 05/01/2018:
yeah bc whatever you were doing, maybe do something similar...bc you lost a lot of weight in January into February of this year. Maybe don't read March bc it shows you went back up lol after that....

bearcountrygg on 05/01/2018:
I looked...and I was on Weight Watchers.....That says a lot.


Donkey on 05/01/2018:
Horn has a good observation. So you gained weight on WW? Yikes... that Free Points system they have now, I've been hearing quite a few people say that they've gained weight on that.

I hope everything has resolved itself peacefully with the gunman. Just goes to show, it can happen anywhere.

Hey, meals looked good today!

bearcountrygg on 05/01/2018:
I lost when I was doing WW....when I stopped it...I eventually put it back on......the gunman finally gave up after 6 hours...peacefully...

bearcountrygg on 05/02/2018:
I also see that when WW was having internet problems....and point figuring problems...I did go to intuitive eating....that also worked well.



bearcountrygg - Monday Apr 30, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 243.0

Today is an organizing day around  here.....the rest of the week is full of pt and medical appointments... so I will be starting with the food storage area...need to move some things to the kitchen...and organize things by dates a bit better.......also a mountain of laundry....it will keep me plenty busy......

Meal #1

Not hungry...but had coffee and and 15 grain bread toasted with spray butter

Meal #2

corn, peppers, quinoa, pork, mac and cheese, dessert

Meal #3

cheese, crackers, chips...and lots of water

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 98 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2018:
have a good day, you sound productive and off to a great start!

bearcountrygg on 04/30/2018:
Days are flying by.....got some things done today......rest of the week is appointments...



bearcountrygg - Sunday Apr 29, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 243.4

Forgot to get on the scales today.......

Busy day around here...lots to do....so made a quick breakfast and getting busy.

All 3 meals between 400 and 500 calories

Meal #1

scrambled eggs with cheese and toast and coffee  

Meal#2

casserole that containes pork, pasta, peppers. Roll, dessert 

Meal #3

Cliff bar and 2 fruit rollups...not hungry...this may be it for the day

D has been going with me out to the kennels for the last 2 days...and today he also went to the barn...the dogs are quieter when he is there and that's a good thing.......he misses his old chores...and I will be VERY HAPPY to turn them back over to him in the future...he helps a little...but I still do most of the work.........he is doing better and better...and he just hates his therapist...she is rude and obnoxious...and loud and degrading...but she is getting him to accomplish things he didn't think he was ready for at this point......so she may have a point...but unfortunately she has no manners......and I think she is breaking the hippa laws but she obviouly hates men...she is nice to the women...she has issues!!!!

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

Donkey on 04/29/2018:
It's kind of nice to be so busy that you forget to weigh in. At least I like it when that happens. Hope your busy day is productive and happy :-)

bearcountrygg on 04/29/2018:
I had put the scales away because I was afraid D would trip over them...so I forget now..LOL


horn_of_plenty on 04/29/2018:
Those cliff bars pack a big punch and high in calories but def great before or after my exercise ! Have you tried the apricot flavor - it's so sweet and soft and tasty ! I had a couple fresh ones this weekend !

bearcountrygg on 04/29/2018:
No...Haven't seen the apricot ones here. Sounds good though.


horn_of_plenty on 04/29/2018:
Sorry the therapist sucks !

Yes there's a big personality factor when doing a job that requires socialization and patient care - I am sorry D got hooked up with a bad one - if it's an office of multiple therapists he can try to switch.

I remember going to PT and it can really hurt after an operation like what D had so perhaps she is good for him....I am not there so obv I am not sure either way :). But he should learn what he has to and make sure to practice those exercises even after PT is done :)

bearcountrygg on 04/29/2018:
As rude and obnoxious as she is...she is pushing him to move more...and that's positive...but as a person...she is just vile.....oh well...I do think he is doing well...but he is getting a real resentment towards her...she yells across the whole building at the men and she is embarrassing all of them....oh well....it isn't forever...this too shall pass....I just hope he doesn't quit her before the time is up.


graindart on 04/29/2018:
It may be what the therapist has found what she believes works best for men in general. I know personally that I'd prefer a drill instructor type just telling me exactly what I have to do so that I can get done with it and move on with my life. With something like that, I have no desire to chit-chat or make friends.

Either that, or maybe she does just hate men.....

bearcountrygg on 04/29/2018:
I've wondered the same thing...but she made a big scene the last time because he walked in there with his walker...and she never told him not too.....she never gives him any clue on anything and them berates him for it.....so I took it to the car....but he didn't bring a cane...so they had one there to use..but the hospital told him to use the walker for 3 weeks...and she took it way at 10 days...I think she enjoys bossing the guys around and making fun of them....I will say...so far it's made him mad but it's also made him work...LOL



bearcountrygg - Saturday Apr 28, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 243.4

Yesterday flew by and I stayed very busy.....I love those kinds of days.  Although I guess I wouldn't like them if they went on too long.  D is transitioning to the cane...and using the walker only very little......It's been a rough week and a half...but it's getting better.  Only spots of snow here now...and he is talking about wanting to get outside........me too.  Giving some thought to todays meals........

Meal #1

coffee

raisin date oatmeal

luna bar

dried apples

figs

----------------------------------------492 calories

 

Meal #2

Beer brat, quinoa and 7 other grains side dish. corn, peppers, dessert = 515

EDIT

D came out to the dog kennels with me today..and he only used the cane...and he did not even have to sit down on the chair I brought out for him....it was a much quieter feeding with him there....they behave better for him......and then while I went to the rd to get the mail...he walked around in the sun in front of the garage....I'm so happy that he is bouncing back so quickly...his PT is really tough on him...and very rude and odnoxious...but she does push him to get results....he loved being outside.  

 

 

Meal #3

Teriyaki chicken, vegetable juice, cheese crackers, cookies = 489

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

Donkey on 04/28/2018:
Breakfast sounds delicious!

Very good to see D's progress. We now have 2 walkers (one for the upstairs, one for the main level) and a raised toilet seat in storage. The walkers we got for free and I paid good money for the toilet seat. Am I silly for holding on to these, in anticipation of needing them in the future?

bearcountrygg on 04/28/2018:
NO ...keep them!!!!! We had the walker and the crutches from my parents...( I did have to order the front wheels and the tennis balls for the back).....the crutches are still being used to go up the stairs.....he already had a couple of canes here...and we have 2 bathrooms...1 with a naturally high toilet.....BUT...do not get rid of any of it...he is still using the walker to get in and out of the shower with..but who likes to buy any of that stuff???? And I get it...who wants to have it around when we don't need it? Personally...that stuff is a drag...but when you need it...YOU NEED IT!!! Keep it!!


Donkey on 04/28/2018:
Lunch sounds delicious too!

bearcountrygg on 04/28/2018:
Just as I was finished fixing it his sister called...so it sat there for an hour....thought we were never going to be able to eat...LOL


horn_of_plenty on 04/29/2018:
Sorry to bombard your last entry lol and I appreciate how you answered :) nothing should be the end of the world !!!! Feeling a bit better from Friday :-)

bearcountrygg on 04/29/2018:
That''s good


horn_of_plenty on 04/29/2018:
D sounds like he's improving steadily - I am so happy about that :-) bless you and him !!!! Cheers to progress as D feeling much better!

Lately I'm busier like you which does feel good every now and then keeps you up and active experiencing more ...

bearcountrygg on 04/29/2018:
Yes...he's doing well...thanks.



bearcountrygg - Friday Apr 27, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 243.4

Very busy day around here today.....first taking D to physical therapy...then dropping him off at home and I will be going shopping....then home for dog chores and household chores....and then it will be time for bed....LOL...I'm tired just thinking about it.........

Continuing on with the 3 meal a day, no snack plan....it's working like a charm and I feel like I'm finally in control....I just remembered how my days used to go....always planning to START tomorrow so that day was a free for all......I'm happy that it seems like it is finally behind me.  

I'm even getting the feeling for guessing a meals calories....and when I do figure them...they are usually very close...I like that too........My hope for this is to just be able to do this in a natural way where I don't even feel like I'm dieting.....I have come to learn that I am happy and full with 1,500 cals a day...and the weight will go....slowly...but it will go.  

Doing all of D's chores has toughened me up.......it has forced me to move more...and do things that I hadn't been doing.  The ice around the walking areas here has gone...and I feel a lot better about walking around here now.

Time for me to begin the downsizing and spring cleaning........my personal truth is while I have a lot of clothes in all kinds of sizes......I will be 69 this year...and I do not think that many of them will even be appropriate for me to ever wear now.........and many are seriously out of style...they need to go......and I want the room in my closet....there is much to do...and this is the time to do it.........need to get started on that.

Age is just a number it's true....but age also very cruelly points out that less is more...and who wants to live amongst a ton of stuff?  I've realized...that i don't....time to get serious with the downsizing.

Breakfast was a quick bagel and coffee

 

Lunch was a big sandwich that covered all of the food groups

 

 

 

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

horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2018:
i also find a good overnight fast is a wonderful thing..i usually get almost that on weekends here and there which makes me feel good! like you, i enjoy giving my body a period of fast without eating for a lengthy period of time.

also, like you, i do not go to bed hungry :) bc i will not sleep well if i do!

bearcountrygg on 04/27/2018:
I get reflux and that is no fun!


horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2018:
being busier has helped me lose in the past and lately, similar to you, my activity level of things i'm doing lately will increase over the next 1.5 months. I hope for it to help me lose...i hope the same for you.

I just wanna lose at most up to 5 lbs. No more at all.

bearcountrygg on 04/27/2018:
You can do it!!!!


horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2018:
so, i'm lonely here at work, nobody around and 5:20. If i leave, nowhere to go till 7pm - i don't need 1.5hrs to get there...i'll probably go and buy a drink at a bar and drink it there...i wish i had more available friends right now...

and not ones that are so stuck in their ways that i regret hanging out with them....

i like the friends that i see as a group but it seems the individual friends i make - that prefer just hanging out one on one - it always ends badly, unfortunately...not sure what i want in life right now, but i'm not settled yet.

bearcountrygg on 04/27/2018:
:(


horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2018:
****, the comment above, i meant to put it on my entry. but yeah, that is how i'm feeling now. always best to go out with someone rather than alone, but i seem not to have a choice lately as some of the things i want to do, i can't get anyone to join me :(

bearcountrygg on 04/27/2018:
Maybe you will meet some new friends.


happy-1 on 04/27/2018:
Think of it as editing... you only want things around you that make you feel great. I am sticking any piece of clothing that doesn't feel great in a bag and seeing what I end up with. I might save some of it in each size specifically for emergencies, like if someone needs to crash and doesn't have clothes or work clothes when there's an earthquake and we can't do laundry... but that's it.

bearcountrygg on 04/27/2018:
I'm purging clothes here too.....I guess you can purge people too....


Donkey on 04/27/2018:
My church (before I had this disagreement with them about a certain presidential candidate) is having a clothing drive this weekend. I had my son do a purge before he left. I had half a bag -- so now I'm up to 2 bags. I asked daughter to do hers, but she hasn't. I could probably purge more, in fact.

bearcountrygg on 04/28/2018:
A certain presidential candidate made me purge some distant family members from facebook myself....LOL...I take mine to a couple of places that sell stuff here in this small town....one church..one just a store....but not on consignment....I just donate....when I decide to get rid of something...it's GONE....LOL


happy-1 on 04/27/2018:
I wasn't going to purge people but maybe... like purge my Facebook

bearcountrygg on 04/28/2018:
I did that...caused some uproar from FAMILY...LOL.....personally ...I have some distant relatives that were a real drag......I'm happier without them in my facebook life.....now I only want people on there that I can be happy around.



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

--------------------------------------------------------------

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!



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