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BearCountryGG - Friday Aug 03, 2018
(Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day)
Weight: 219.0

I'm suspecting that my servings may be creaping up a little...no weight change I suspect...(scales still put away) ...so for today...and possibly longer...I will go into detail about what I eat today ( weighing, measuring, brands etc)...basically for my own record....since I feel like the losses have stalled again..... think it all needs tweeking.

2- k cups coffee = 9

1 asiago bakery bagel = 350 (toasted)

spray butter = 0

4 T cream cheese = 202

banana =109

small red potato =54

olive oil = 179 for 1 1/2 T

peas 1 1/2 C = 168

mini  peppers = 18

1 1/2 C zucchini = 43

fresh blueberries 1 1/2 cups = 122

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1,254

Progress as of today: 33.8 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 08/03/2018:
Love your motivation sign! Glad you are having a good day, too. :-)

BearCountryGG on 08/03/2018:
Thank you...It's going very well.


Donkey on 08/04/2018:
Looks like it was a good day. :-)

BearCountryGG on 08/04/2018:
Craving veggies...LOL


happy-1 on 08/05/2018:
Lots of veggies!



BearCountryGG - Thursday Aug 02, 2018
(Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day)
Weight: 219.0

Just a really lazy day here...up at 3 this morning and wide awake....but seriously sleepy all day.  Needing a nap I guess.

coffee

meat loaf

cookie

chocolate

chicken

peas

yellow pepper

banana

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 33.8 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 08/02/2018:
i want a few lazy days!

BearCountryGG on 08/02/2018:
When you get old....there will be a lot of them.

BearCountryGG on 08/02/2018:
When you get old....there will be a lot of them.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/02/2018:
LOL ;)



BearCountryGG - Wednesday Aug 01, 2018
(Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day)
Weight: 219.0

Well...our SATURDAY search for a plumber finally resulted in a call back...this morning WEDNESDAY...at 8:30 A.M....our number was left on several voice mails........HAHA.....I assumed that it was just another scam caller...and was quiet...until he asked if we had our kitchen sink leak fixed yet.....good thing it wasn't still pouring out water after 5 days...LOL ........

coffee 2

potato

chicken

olive oil

pizza

kind bar

diet coke 2

 

Progress as of today: 33.8 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

legcramps on 08/01/2018:
oh my, those plumbers sure took their time getting back to you!

Enjoy your day today! It's a new month!

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2018:
August is a big family celebration month...there will be cake!


Maria7 on 08/01/2018:
That is good that you and your Hubby were able to fix it yourselves and save doing that. I have noticed that you are making real good progress in your sticking to your new way of eating and congrats to you. You are an inspiration to all of us.

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2018:
Thank you!


Donkey on 08/02/2018:
A good food day for you - yay!!!

BearCountryGG on 08/02/2018:
it wasn't bad.


happy-1 on 08/02/2018:
Yeah don't hire that plumber

BearCountryGG on 08/02/2018:
he was the only one that di....LOL


horn_of_plenty on 08/02/2018:
lol, he got back to you so late!!!!!!!!!

BearCountryGG on 08/02/2018:
we would have floated away if we had waited for any of them......LOL



BearCountryGG - Tuesday Jul 31, 2018
(Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day)
Weight: 219.0

Small grocery shopping trip this morning.......it's been in the 50's around here in the early part of the day.....amazing July weather. 

2 coffee

oatmeal/berries/nuts

chicken breast

meat loaf

red pepper

potato/olive oil

diet orange coke (2)

2 mini beef sticks

yogurt

protein drink

Progress as of today: 33.8 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 07/31/2018:
50's sounds amazing!

BearCountryGG on 07/31/2018:
Really strange for July...it's usually hot all of July and August.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/31/2018:
love those cokes...could go for a beef stick and a coke :) yum!

also your oatmeal sounds so good...i may get one from starbucks tomorrow as a treat.

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2018:
I'm really liking the ones that are already in the container...and you add hot water....so much better than the packets.


Donkey on 08/01/2018:
Mornings are cool here too but they are saying we're in for another heat wave this weekend. Which means turning on the AC again... summer ain't over yet!

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2018:
cool morning again here too....but the Air still can come on when it warms up......my summer outfits contain sweat shirts...UGH!


horn_of_plenty on 08/01/2018:
the tend to be a bigger serving in the containers....more additions...but some brands like Think Thin are higher in protein...a few other good brands also that don't have sugar. other brands add a ton of sugar, too much, makes me crash after i eat them.

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2018:
I tried a new brand...and unfortunately it is 300 calories......but really big whole grains.......not sure if it's worth that amount of cals though


graindart on 08/01/2018:
Thankfully we drop into the 50's most nights around here, which makes the daily highs more bearable. High today is supposed to be 97, but after today it looks like we'll see a string of days mostly in the 80s. Love the 70s, can deal with the 80s, but pretty much stay inside when it's in the 90s and above.

I've been MIA the past couple weeks. Looks like while I've been packing on the pounds, you've been successfully shedding them. Good job!

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2018:
Thank you!



BearCountryGG - Monday Jul 30, 2018
(Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day)
Weight: 219.0

Well...after saying that the tick bite was doing so well........it apparently heard me...and decided to prove that it wasn't......HUGE flare up...but no bullseye rash....it was fading so nicely and then I put some steroid cream/gel on it...and this happened...it appears to be an allergic reaction now to the steroid.............I'm just going to ignore it now...and hope that it fades again......it's  now been 7 weeks...and I'm getting a little tired of this...

last week it was doing so well ( week 6)

But today it's a mess at week 7

The culprit

 Meatloaf

potato

wax beans

kind bar

diet coke

2 coffee

cereal and milk

Progress as of today: 33.8 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 07/30/2018:
yucky...i hope there are no complications with your tick bite. i guess the cream aggravated that area of your skin.

BearCountryGG on 07/30/2018:
I'm hoping an allergy......it was doing well last week.


happy-1 on 07/30/2018:
Ow!!!! I'd be worried too!

BearCountryGG on 07/30/2018:
luckily it is only mildly itchy...

BearCountryGG on 07/30/2018:
A little bigger than a quarter.



BearCountryGG - Sunday Jul 29, 2018
(Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day)
Weight: 219.0

It appears that we fixed the drain problem ourselves....dishwasher running right now......YES...I hate washing dishes...I can wash laundry all day and totally enjoy it....but dishes...UGH.

1 cup black coffee

1 cup decaf coffee

cereal and milk 

This morning I went grocerry shopping in our food storage closet....and then made a huge meatloaf and stuck it in the oven...and D walked in with bags of fresh veggies from the neighbors garden............Loved that...we were going to be eating canned veggies...LOL

meatloaf

red potatoes

yellow wax beans

almond butter bar

swedish fish gummies...THESE THINGS ARE GOING INTO THE BACK OF THE CLOSET TODAY...I have become an addict!!!!!!!!

dried apple

diet vernors

biscuit

 

 

Progress as of today: 33.8 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/29/2018:
Ooo, what a nice surprise - fresh vegetables! And garden fresh too!

I'm glad you got the plumbing problem fixed. Funny how there are just some chores that we love and others that... well, aren't favored as much (LOL)...

BearCountryGG on 07/29/2018:
I never know what is going to be in these garden bags....today...red potatoes, wax beans and zucchini.....like Christmas!!!!


Donkey on 07/29/2018:
Oh I have a weakness for gummies... I feel your pain.

BearCountryGG on 07/30/2018:
yeah......


horn_of_plenty on 07/30/2018:
laundry is more a chore on my end...wish dishes being only mine and i constantly use the same ones :) whatever's in the drying rack is basically the only dish i use each week haha

BearCountryGG on 07/30/2018:
LOL.....


happy-1 on 07/31/2018:
I've started hiding extra cups, plates, and bowls so that if people want to take a dish they have to wash a dish



BearCountryGG - Saturday Jul 28, 2018
(Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day)
Weight: 219.0

D woke me up at 4:00 this morning with the news that we had a leak under the kitchen sink....what a mess....water everywhere........taking a break from cleaning up the mess.......and will get back after it in a few......breakfast was toast and coffee.....D will call the plumber at 8...and see what can be done.......todays plans will revolve around that.

after the toast and coffee there was

tea

granola bar

chili

gummy candies 

cereal and milk

Our regular plumber called back....and can't  work right now

others either have retired, aren't answering their phone, their voice mailbox is full or can't get here for days....so D just went to the hardware...looks like we will have to fix this ourselves...does not sound like any fun.

I think we fixed it enough to use it now...still need a plumber though.....

Progress as of today: 33.8 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 07/28/2018:
Nooo.... I hope it is solvable with plumbers tape

BearCountryGG on 07/28/2018:
nope...too much water for that.


Donkey on 07/28/2018:
Not good - oh how I hate plumbing problems... I hope it is easily reconcilable.

BearCountryGG on 07/28/2018:
Him working on that new knee will be the biggest challenge...and I can be the go-fer.


happy-1 on 07/31/2018:
I love that he decided to fix it himself!



BearCountryGG - Friday Jul 27, 2018
(Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day)
Weight: 219.0

I put the scales away again.......that just works the best for me...because if I were to go up...even 2/10's of a pound...it seems to set off a problem....so they are out of sight again...and I will work from this new number.

Still having fun going through old clothes.......the donation pile continues to grow...and will be dropped off tomorrow probably.

I don't think I have seen our refrigerator this bare in the last 3 years...and actually that is a good thing...we are working on using the food storage things up and as long as I don't bring a lot of food in...we will be able to keep up this pace....although eggs, milk and fresh profduce are still coming in as needed.

My guess is that we have food here for easily a year...and likely longer.....and I do not think I will ever let it get to anywhere near that quantity again in my life....besides...now that D is diabetic and I'm working on weight loss...we have too much of the things that we really don't need to have a round....many well past their dates but still safe.... ...it appears that I have a cast iron stomach...basically nothing gives me a stomachache.

chai latte coffee

1 cup black coffee

muffin ( I think that is the last one...and that's a good thing.)

RX bar...very good...and very messy

1 chicken wing

2 biscuits with butter

sweet and sour red cabbage

kind bar

diet vernors

jelly beans

Progress as of today: 33.8 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!


BearCountryGG - Thursday Jul 26, 2018
(Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day)
Weight: 219.0

Still digging out smaller sized clothing.........and donating others.... scales very good this morning.....finally into the teens...it's been quite awhile since I have seen that number....not counting anything...just following my cravings and eating small amounts.  The tick bite is still golf ball sized and flat...but totally healed...and actually looks like a burn...it is definately not the bulls eye rash but it still does itch mildly...I feel great....so nothing was done about it...there are apparently many false readings on blood tests so I was advised to wait and see if I got sick...which I didn't....so apparently what I have been left with is an allergic reaction to the bug bite itself.....since it's been a month and a half.....I will just forget about it now....because I feel great!!!

Rainy here today...so no outside work for me...I will find enough inside to keep busy with...

chai latte coffee

1 cup black coffee

chicken salad

broccoli

cauliflower

dressing

diet vernors

muffin

jelly candy

Progress as of today: 33.8 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2018:
wow your progress is so good! just look, you are basically the lowest you have been possibly all year. good going, i'm really proud of you!

i'm glad the tick thing seems to be over...chai latte sounds so good!

BearCountryGG on 07/26/2018:
weight is in a place that hasn't been seen by me in a long time.....feels good to see it going.


Donkey on 07/26/2018:
I hate logging in on my phone, but I just had to congratulate you on your new set of numbers!!!!

BearCountryGG on 07/26/2018:
Thank you!


horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2018:
congrats we are so proud of you! you have found what is working for you!!!!!!

BearCountryGG on 07/26/2018:
Thank you!


horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2018:
maybe only 10 seconds or less micro...even 5 sec at a time to see how they are....i found this idea online from someone else that used the micro on brownie flavor ones.

BearCountryGG on 07/26/2018:
do you leave it in the wrapper or take it out


horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2018:
out of wrapper on plate...i think in wrapper can cause big problems.

BearCountryGG on 07/26/2018:
ok thanks


horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2018:
wrapper might have some aluminum, i don't put wrapper in micro.

BearCountryGG on 07/26/2018:
good point...it is silver inside



BearCountryGG - Wednesday Jul 25, 2018
(Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day)
Weight: 220.8

 With D back to his daily ( most days) bear tracking....I have the house to myself for several hours........( he makes his own breakfast)...so my responsibilities are a little less.   He's happy and more active and he likes that.  He's a LEO...and he likes that kind of interacting....I'm more of a phone friend...I can talk on the phone all day with friends...but need very little if any actual face to face time with friends.....but I'm a VIRGO.....so that suits me just fine....I swear...I could live in a cave and be happy....except that all of that rock on top of me would probably make me nervous.  So he is out with his bear tracking friends...all in their own trucks...talking on their CB'S and listening to their dogs track...glad he's having fun...and I'm home in my happy solitude.  

coffee

cereal and a milk alternative

chili

gummy candy

quest bar

muffin

almonds

Progress as of today: 32 lbs lost so far, only 75.8 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2018:
I'm a virgo too!!! and same way as you completely! i don't need so much face to face time, need my alone time very much! what a coincidence between me and you!

i hope you enjoy your day...have you ever microwaved slightly the quest bars? especially the chocolate. tastes like a brownie! very little time tho needed in microwave or it starts to get stuck / melt on the plate.

BearCountryGG on 07/26/2018:
I'm happy to be a virgo....and it does suit me fine.....being happy to be alone isn't a bad thing.....I know so many people that can NOT be alone......I will have to try microwaving those...never have..thanks for the idea.


legcramps on 07/26/2018:
I like to have my alone time too. I really dislike talking on the phone; I try to limit phone conversations to only a few minutes at a time, and I multi-task almost the whole time i'm on the phone, which means i'm not really focusing on the conversation at all. I'm much better face to face, but i've found i'm an energy-giver, and people suck the literal life out of me sometimes and I need time to recharge and be on my own.

BearCountryGG on 07/26/2018:
My youngest son paces when he is on the phone.....it makes him feel like he isn't accomplishing anything.....I hear you about people sucking the life out of you.....I feel the same way....



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