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BearCountryGG - Wednesday Jul 10, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

For some reason our wifi has been going off and on for the last couple of days......it's on for the moment but it doesn't last long......so just putting this out there...I have no idea what they are doing......will try to get back here off and on as things clear up.  One thing is for sure..when I don't have the internet I do get a lot more done...LOL.........

 

EDIT....just discovered our problem...it's the logging trucks tearing up and down our road......one just sped by...actually shaking the house ( unbelieveable)...and the wifi popped back on.....!!!  Our underground wires come from the other side of the road...and the trucks are shaking everything so badly around here that they are now affecting the wires..... makes me wonder about the electic wires now...they are underground too.  Right now I'm just thankful that we have an all wood house with knotty pine walls and ceilings.....if we had drywall or plaster I think there would be further issues....and since this is a government  (Michigan) forrestry clearing project.......it's not only not likely to be taken care of quickly........but they aren't going to care what damage it's doing to residents.......They are stripping the forrest here...to sell the lumber most likely to China from what we hear.......

 

This used to be a solid 100 year old forrest..........and now looks like a wasteland.  Michigan needs the money...and there are miles and miles of forrest here that looks just like this and they are hauling it away right past our house every day........so...they have finally affected everyone on our road by shaking our underground wires loose and rattling our houses all day.......so much for the peace and quiet of the country........

 

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/10/2019:
that is soooo annoying! i hope it gets fixed soon! maybe there's heavy branches again or a tree issue like the last time?


legcramps on 07/10/2019:
LOL, isn't it true about getting more done without wifi?! Four of us were 'watching' a netflix show the other night. We were all sitting on my couch, in the same room and everything - doesn't happen very often! And as we were 'watching' this show, I looked around, and we were ALL on our phones! Or iPads. Oh my goodness, it was unbelievable!


innerpeace on 07/10/2019:
That is so very sad to me. I hate depleting natural resources. I hope they are replanting everything they take. I thought they were just supposed to thin out forests and take every fourth tree instead of making them bare like that. Still sad to me. With that being said, it sucks that this affects your wifi. I hope it deosn't get to your electricity.



BearCountryGG - Tuesday Jul 09, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

Couldn't get in here on my first couple of tries this morning....and so happy to see Dd is okay now.........georgous day here....feeling much better today.....breakfast was maple oatmeal, 1 apple, peanut butter a bite of cutie ( rotten..,had to throw them all out)...and 2 cups coffee = 522 cals

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/09/2019:
breakfast = tasty!

we're having a slew of gorgeous days too!



BearCountryGG - Monday Jul 08, 2019
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Weight: 0.0

Went to bed at 10 last night...too early....slept off and on until 2.....got up at 3:30...1 cup coffee....back to bed at 4:30....slept until 7......woke up all wonky...needing sugar...so my planned breakfast was forgotten and I headed for the poptarts.....UGH...as unhealthy as they truly are.....they are one breakfast that straightens out my blood sugar...I always have a box of them in my car.......they are always in the pantry........as crazy as they are...they work every time.......I added another cup of coffee and a banana...and I'm beginning to feel human...........How can something so bad for me make me feel so much better???????...................It doesn't make any sense but I guess it doesn't have to. 

I had planned to get some things done today.....but instead i think I will just do laundry and a few odds and ends...phones been ringing and i'm fine with that.........probably will be  a low key day......and i will stay up a lot later tonight and only go to bed when i'm actually tired. 

That not so healthy breakfast was 487 calories

Well...just kind of feeling tired and crummy today....can't stay warm........itchy eyes.......so not my typical day........maybe that is why sleeping was an issue last night.....not really wanting a regular meal......just kind of snacking on things....but I am getting a lot of laundry done....and putting it away slowly.......not a lot of energy today......i think I will just go with the flow today and hope tomorrow is better.

innerpeace on 07/08/2019:
I love pop tarts too...

BearCountryGG on 07/08/2019:
They really do raise mhy blood sugars when they are low....and it's nice that I like them too....LOL


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/08/2019:
i need to change my down comforter for something lighter. i realize part of my cruddy sleeping is from waking up in a sweat!!!!!! every night!...just on the weekend it was easy to get back to sleep. also i think i need to wash my sheets as they are sandy from a beach visit lol.

i hope you feel better...sometimes sugar is what the dr ordered!!!!!

BearCountryGG on 07/08/2019:
Sugar did help as usual.......yup...sandy sheets...NOPE...LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 07/09/2019:
Last night i only used a sheet, which wasn't warm enough LOL...so tonight i have put a thin blanket on my bed as well...to test out today,Tuesday. should be perfect :) for the rest of the summer!



BearCountryGG - Sunday Jul 07, 2019
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Weight: 0.0

GOOD MORNING!!!!!

Okay...I'm awake now......just going to spend the day relaxing.....eating hot dogs...and just basically kicking back.............Tomorrow.......the serious work starts anew!!! 

I'm looking forward to some hard work....but first...today happens!!!

 

Horn_of_plenty on 07/07/2019:
OMG adorable photo of your cat!!!! soooo cute! but i must say, there's a mischievous look in "her?" eyes!

BearCountryGG on 07/07/2019:
Oh yeah!!! That look means...get up....pet me.....open the door to the garage so I can try to sneak out there...if you don't hurry up and meet my standards I will go find some woodwork to scratch up...that will get you up!!! He is a little bit ornery right now...I think the AC gave him a little cold....extra wet nose and runny eye......poor little guy just wants what he wants...LOL


Donkey on 07/07/2019:
He's so handsome!

BearCountryGG on 07/07/2019:
We are really enjoying him!!!



BearCountryGG - Saturday Jul 06, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

It's beautiful outside.....I'm looking forward to getting out there in awhile.    Breakfast on the deck sounds good today. 

Thinking of switching the exercise room around today to make it a  little more efficient.  I've been thinking about putting some hooks on the wall for exercise bands and just organizing better.  The other day I put a couple of timers in there and I loved that......I had been using my phone....but these 2 timers actually tick and it seems to keep me moving.......I also learned along the way that watching  you tube videos also makes the time go faster........anything that helps and keeps the movement going is energizing, makes the time go faster and keeps my momentum up, is well worth it.

As usual...there is a  lot to do....never any need to just sit and vege around here.......I like to keep up with things so that they don't pile up.....I've tried it both ways...and keeping up with everything is the best for me.  It never takes very long to get out of control.....life is just like weight.......slack and lose control, deal with things immediatly and all stays well. 

Still figuring that I won't count today or tomorrow...and then counting on Monday will be fine........I would say i'm sticking right where I was a few days ago...or even losing a bit......I'm looking forward to the day when I just don't even need to give any of this a thought again...getting close right now.....but a few pounds to go....I do know that I just seem to stay between 1,200 and 1,500 cals naturally without thinking about it...and that has served me well. 

Time for us to get on with our day here......

I keep thinking about Happy and the earthquakes around her.....Hoping that she and her family are ok.....I'm looking forward to her next post..........

 

Donkey on 07/06/2019:
I am usually watching or reading or doing something else (i.e. games on my phone, texting) while I ride my bike in the morning. Walking outdoors has enough distraction for me to enjoy, but usually anything indoors has to have something to go along with it.

BearCountryGG on 07/06/2019:
It sure does make the time go faster.....and that works better for me too.


Donkey on 07/06/2019:
I'm kind of liking your "relaxed" approach to eating lately. :) Not that I don't enjoy reading about your escapades with WW or looking at your food photos - I love those too. But this is kinda nice in its own way as well. Very Zen...

BearCountryGG on 07/06/2019:
It definately is a lot more relaxed........but I still need to work on things a while longer........I am just kind of a zen type person anyway....In my younger days...i did meditate, do yoga, I was a huge self help book reader....LOL...still have some of them and still read them....I'm very laid back.......when things happen I tend to not get riled...and instead get quiet and contemplative......definately not a type A personality. I like calm and collected....and come by that naturally....but Probably on monday...i will start getting more serious again....( I do burn out on that fast though...)...LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 07/06/2019:
Breakfast outside is so nice! I could totally do this on my terrace, but i fear the pigeons...only if i had someone with me would i use the terrace..but really, i should fix this situation. you have just stirred some thoughts in my mind!

loving your ideas for the exercise room, especially hooks on the wall to get things off the floor! great idea to just hang those bands. that's actually what they did at a PT place i went to - maybe that's where you got the idea from all of D's PT sessions!?

it's always nice to organize. Like you, it does make me satisfied and happy!

BearCountryGG on 07/06/2019:
Are you afraid of heights? I am...they do make me nervous.....but pigeons...yeah....don't wanting them ruining your breakfast....yuck!! I have a family member on the 5th florr of hr building...and she never goes on her balcony either....



BearCountryGG - Friday Jul 05, 2019
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Weight: 0.0

It's just beautiful outside.......lots to keep us busy today.  Planning on grilling steaks and visiting with friends and family.   Eggs and toasted english muffins for breakfast around here.......no eggs for me though........looking forward to a nice day.

legcramps on 07/05/2019:
Enjoy!

BearCountryGG on 07/05/2019:
Thak you...looks like a nice day!....Hope you are having a great day too Legs!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/05/2019:
Sounds like you got plans with nice people and anticipating a great time :)

BearCountryGG on 07/05/2019:
Nice day planned.....



BearCountryGG - Thursday Jul 04, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

It's a hot one here today....but beautiful..........I did have to go to town this morning and pick up a few things from the store.......because we are a resort town in the summer ( many come from downstate to the Ausable river....and rent canoes and drift to the next town...to be bussed back just to do it again......)....the store was full of drunk people yelling....demanding things...blocking aisles in groups.....and buying out the stores stash of ice, beer, and water shoes......not even waiting for things to be put on shelves and loudly wondering when they could get on the river............drove home to be greeted near our house by a jeep with no top...and loud people hanging out yelling and whooping and hollering....we will be so glad when they all go back to where they came from........people just come up here to cut loose and do the things that they can't get away with at home....or do they act that way at home too???????

Whatever........3 more days of these imbeciles......and then our lives will be nice again.  There is never anything cute about a drunk, drugged up idiot, or a bunch of them.

 

legcramps on 07/05/2019:
You're so right, and more often than not, they are people who would behave exactly the same way at home too. Just disrespectful!

BearCountryGG on 07/05/2019:
Sadly they probably do............


Horn_of_plenty on 07/05/2019:
i agree with you !!!! i am sure they cannot act as badly back at home as they do by you! are most of them younger? like in the low 20's to 30's crowd?

BearCountryGG on 07/05/2019:
Yes...basiclly all of them...I would say 20 to 40. But most of them in their 30's.



BearCountryGG - Wednesday Jul 03, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

Beautiful day....tire rotation on the schedule....and super early call from one son...very chatty.........and feeling really good.  Not too motivsted to count anything right now.........with the holiday...and then the coming weekend being busy...I'm inclined to just wing it for a few days......son said he had started eating candy lately...and not feeling great...so he went back to his fresh fruit....( he always loved that)...and he said he is feeling a lot better.....he is on some powerful antibiotics for a bad ear infection ( since birth his ears have been an issue)...and he says he feels a lot better again..............anyway.....I'm just planning on winging it for a few days....enjoy the holiday and weekend....and I will be ready to get back in line next monday............

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/03/2019:
i'm glad your son is beginning to feel better again!

these past two evenings i had somewhat "high calorie" like as much as a meal but the dinner was more like dessert. two nights of mug cakes made in a mug in the microwave with a side of fruit / whipped cream. there's some protein, but, it's not like eating meat or a more savory dinner so twice i have woken up in the middle of the night and not been as satisfied by my dinner choices - so, like your son, we feel like how we eat FOR SURE.

I'm looking very much forward to the Holiday time too. A good time to feel good and rest up and enjoy the excitment around us! are there a lot of fireworks by you? i'm lucky to live in a tall apt where most other buildings around are lower, so i have a far view and can see deep into NYC where there's really wonderful displays. I think one is the Macy's Fireworks :)

BearCountryGG on 07/03/2019:
That sounds AMAZING....no fireworks that we can see because of tall trees right close by.......we just hear neighbor shooting guns...LOL


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/03/2019:
i was thinking this about the fireworks near you since it's so wooded! they do them EVERYWHERE by me!


legcramps on 07/03/2019:
Sounds like you're getting set up for a fantastic July 4th and weekend! Enjoy!

BearCountryGG on 07/03/2019:
We have a few plans......should be a nice few days! Thank you!


Donkey on 07/04/2019:
Motivation is everything, isn't it? Why can't we get it in a bottle or a pill? Not a drug - I mean, the ACTUAL motivation, LOL...



BearCountryGG - Tuesday Jul 02, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

Downpour last night...drizzling today......but I LOVE the rain...so it's okay!  Headed out this morning to the property owned by a friend...to see if there was any downed trees blocking them from pulling their travel trailer in this next weekend......pretty good there...just a limb down on a small cabin they have...but no damage......it's a very tight two track...with no place to turn around.....so we check it for them before they leave downstate....I knew that little trip would turn into more......LOL....we then went for a "ride"......past a house we almost bought a few years ago....past a pasture with 1 cow...and about a hundred wild turkeys.........past a favorite part of the woods...that is now being logged off......we knew they weren't far from us....the logging trucks have been tearing up and down our road for quite some time now......and we can hear them.....it's state owned land....with trees that are 100 years old on it.....hundreds of acres...have now been cleared....so sad

The forrest used to be here....................!

Got back home in time to put chicken breast, lentil pasta, veggies and bone broth in the crockpot for lunch.............

Lunch turned out delicious....one thing about the lentil pasta though...it kind of just falls apart...instead of keeping it's shape......but was really good....so easy.

legcramps on 07/02/2019:
:( very sad to see part of a forest gone, especially a favorite part for you.

BearCountryGG on 07/02/2019:
It is.....the forrest is disappearing.....and will take many years to regenerate.....just sad.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/02/2019:
hopefully with the removal of these trees, they will do something environmentally friendly somewhere else - like plant trees somewhere else.

what will they do with all that land once the trees are down? are they planning to build homes?

BearCountryGG on 07/02/2019:
Nope...it is state owned...they will sell the logs...and just leave the land alone...and hope it grows more trees so they can cut them again in 100 years.....the state just wants the revenue....they won't build anything there....it affects wildlife....and they will use the money....but they never tell us what for....probably raises for the senators or something....


Donkey on 07/03/2019:
So sad...

BearCountryGG on 07/03/2019:
It is...it's about the money.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/03/2019:
i hope they'd at least replant afterwards :(

BearCountryGG on 07/03/2019:
Once in a while they will plant something...one time they planted Russian Olive bushes...and they took over...unfortunately D is allergic to Russin olive....as are a lot of people......The government is really messing up here....they see $$$$$.....the people see devistation.....and now alot of allergy problems ( unfortuinately the allergies affect breathing)



BearCountryGG - Sunday Jun 30, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

Nice day here today.....so I'm heading outside right now to do some painting.........not my favorite thing......I don't like to get dirty...LOL....but it has to be done.  Just not in the counting mood yesterday....really...not in the mood for anything yesterday...and had a breakfast burrito today with a cup of coffee.........low cal burrito at 130............need to get the painting done because I have chicken to go in the oven at 10.....................allergies really bothering my eyes....just really want to go back to bed!!!!  Right Now!!!................but NOPE...getting dressed and heading out to paint rather i like it or not...I'm letting myself get away with too much lately.......laziness is taking over...need to get a handle on this.....seriously...I'm getting dressed and heading to the basement for the paint...and I'm going outside.....and PAINT!!!  Right Now!!!!

 

...Painting is done......watched D work in the barn for awhile ( He loves that)....came back in and found the dust masks for him...took those to the barn....got the chicken in the oven and lit a candle...candle went crazy and set off the smoke detectors...What fun!!!!  Sampson  is mad...tearing around the house......working up his anger about both of us going outside and not taking him.......time to relax for a bit.   snacking......

Donkey on 06/30/2019:
Ha ha, I enjoyed reading your "self-talk" about the painting. That sounded SO familiar - I do the same thing when it's something that I really don't want to do, but it needs to get done. Ha ha ha!

See - now it's done and I bet you feel pretty good about that :-)

I say ride out the unmotivated feelings -- it'll come back soon!

BearCountryGG on 06/30/2019:
It did work!!!! And I'm so glad to have all of that behind me...and it only took an hour and a half...all that procrastinating....sheesh!!!


Maria7 on 07/01/2019:
Always makes one feel good to get something done that needs doing...then on to the next project, ha!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/01/2019:
LOVING YOUR FOOD PHOTOS below!!! just love! they give ideas.



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