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BearCountryGG - Tuesday Jul 03, 2018
(Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day)
Weight: 234.4

Going to be a warm one........I'm planning a quick grocery and drug store, post office trip this morning...and then back at home....I will decide after that........maybe just take the day off and read and get caught up on recorded tv shows.  I'm thinking of setting some weight loss and  exercise goals for myself.....it is way too easy for me to coast on those............I'm also looking at the food supplies that are here...and wanting to make use of all of those....I'm thinking of some creative ways to use all of it up......soooo many cans of plain veggies.....would make some awesome vegetable soup....but summer isn't my favorite time for soup...although it is plenty cool in here so maybe that will work anyway...we also have cases of snacky kinds of things...that aren't too high calorie.......and I'm considering just opening a box...and using it until it's gone....the boredom should keep me from over eating......I'm also seriously aware...that I need a lot of 1,200 calorie days..........the scales get stuck on the 1,500 days.....it shouldn't be that way but it is.

 

1 cup coffee = 9

1 small sausage patty = 80

1 egg fried in PAM = 75

pita =234

peanut butter = 190

candy = 192

beef, celery, red pepper, olive oil ( stir fry) - 369

beef rice a roni = 181

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1,330

 

Progress as of today: 18.4 lbs lost so far, only 89.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 07/03/2018:
I've read some interesting facts about being heavier than you'd like but being healthy...i think you fall into this category...??

I'm reading a very strange book, in support of weighing more but being in good health. ie - no diabetes, no high blood pressure, etc. It's called Fat?So!

bearcountrygg on 07/03/2018:
I wish I was more comfortable at this weight......but it is way too much......my metaqbolism is so messed up...that as a former boss told me ( he was a marathoner)…..I was doing permanent damage on that weight loss clinc (keto) 400 cal a day diet..and he was right...then add low thyroid...and it gets worse.....I won't give up....I have what drs have told me is a small frame....I really shouldn't carry this much weight....Book sounds like it's worth a read though.


horn_of_plenty on 07/03/2018:
yeah, the book is obviously opinionated - not scientific.

the author relates her views to the reader backed up with others' opinions added into her book as well as scientific research she gathered just to back up her points. it's funny at times...i think she's also been a comedian? it's worth a read to get into the mind of someone who has chosen to be fully comfortable at her weight (she does exercise and eat her vegetables she says). she is 270.


horn_of_plenty on 07/03/2018:
Author Marilyn Wann, Fat?So!

bearcountrygg on 07/03/2018:
I will look it up thanks!

bearcountrygg on 07/03/2018:
Looked her up...I can see why you may not finish her book.....I don't think I would care for it. Makes me smile when I see all of these things out there on FB...like Tattoo acceptance in the work place...LOL....like telling facebook that they don't want to be judged...yet....they don't mention their work ethics at all......I think this gal has just decided to try to convince others...to make herself feel better......today...at the store...there was a guy with tattoos all over his face....and he proceeded to turn on his music...on HIS phone...and blast it as loud as it would go...to drown out the store music...the woman that was with him looked embarrassed...just another case of trying to convince others that we should accept his ways....like it or not....I think we can all draw our own conclusions...and I think she is making excuses.....


happy-1 on 07/03/2018:
I made soup today! Mexican chicken and rice with veggies! Smells amazing.

bearcountrygg on 07/03/2018:
I think even with the heat.....it's a good source of liquids....you soup sounds fantastic......



BearCountryGG - Monday Jul 02, 2018
(Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day)
Weight: 235.8

 Looks like a nice day........woke up with an ant crawling on my hand,,,,,I HATE THAT!!!!!!  

It's apparently that time of year again....I can live with bugs....and I can dispose of them...but I don't like poisons...and I don't like them on me when I'm sleeping.

Breakfast

1 egg

1 small sausage patty

1 toasted whole grain english muffin with spray butter

coffee (2)

Spending more time sleeping lately...I've been taking benedryl for the tick bite...because there is a round rash...about the size of a golf ball...but it's not a bullseye rash...and my tick lady was not the type to cause lyme.....so I'm hoping that it's just an allergic reaction to a bug bite.........I sure seem to be attracting bugs this season...UGH...anyway...benedryl puts me to sleep...even the childrens dose ( which is what I'm taking)......wonder how many calories are in that stuff....it is sure sweet.

snacky morning

fruit grain bar and chocolate

Lunch

beef

rice

beans

dinner

leftover 3/4 cup goulash

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 90.8 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 07/02/2018:
i doubt too many calories, but if it's not sugar free, there definitely are some!

i'm gonna look it up as i've always wanted to know...

well i found thru a search that liquid Nyquil has almost 100 cals per serving!!! i could believe it...maybe it's slightly less ?

bearcountrygg on 07/02/2018:
whoa...……….


happy-1 on 07/02/2018:
Hugs... anxiety. Things like tick bites and rashes and bugs give me the worst dreams.

bearcountrygg on 07/02/2018:
I'm pretty calm about it...but D is worried.….I think it's just an insect allergy reaction...he's convinced I'm doomed...LOL...he feels guilty because he thinks he brought it in on his clothes.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/03/2018:
I am not so comfortable around bugs or insects either!

bearcountrygg on 07/03/2018:
aas long as I can see them...and get them...I'm okay/…...but this crawling on me at night is nasty...I hate ants anyway.....I guess the tick has me a bit unnerved....



BearCountryGG - Sunday Jul 01, 2018
(Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day)
Weight: 235.8

Well...not much to say....but it's hot....and it will be spent inside.  Bonus for me....when I went to the basement to look for a phone the other day.....I found the curtains that we were afraid D had accidentally thrown away...when we moved out of an apartment we had down state 6 years ago  ......I had loved those....and we thought they were gone....so today....they will get washed, and hung in the master bd rm...to replace the ones that I really dislike there.  So that is a project for today.  

2 cups black coffee

strawberry joybol = 230 cals

 goulash 9(ground beef, tomatoes, peppers, pasta)

4 dates

1 cup black coffee

2 fruit and grain bars

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 90.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/01/2018:
Not much to say? Hey look at that nice weigh-in!

I have not tried the Joybol... and I have to confess that I probably won't. For breakfast, I try to stay away from pre-packaged stuff, pre-prepared stuff. But I went onto the website and the chocolate hazelnut looked & sounded good. I'd probably opt to make something myself though.

bearcountrygg on 07/01/2018:
It does sound good...I agree…...

bearcountrygg on 07/01/2018:
We had many years back in the 70's and 80's...where I didn't buy prepackaged foods...I did bake and use sugar......but I wanted to feed the kids healthier foods...….one now is into organics only and his wife is gluten free.....the other one....has had to learn to cook after a divorce....and he's become quite the cook...but does use some prepackaged foods......but D and I have gone to whatever makes us happy....LOL...D's happy is oreos….LOL...and my happy is anything thqat is new on the market...LOL


happy-1 on 07/01/2018:
Mmmm double stuffed oreos. I don't think I have had those in a year.

bearcountrygg on 07/02/2018:
I usually don't eat them...and it takes him quite a few days to get through the pkg……...


horn_of_plenty on 07/02/2018:
so by me it was 100 degrees yesterday, but at the beach 85. was nice to be out in the sun and didn't really feel too hot. i'm glad i brought enough liquids...felt better than usual after a beach day!

your goulash sounds great!



BearCountryGG - Saturday Jun 30, 2018
(Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day)
Weight: 235.8

 Up and awake and it's so hot out there and so cold in here...the windows are fogged up on the outside.  

All communication avenues are as good as they can possibly get without trees getting cut down......(that guy still hasn't shown up)...but we did everything we can do....so this is it.  

So far...so good

As is true for me....about 95% of the time.......I woke up happy and ready to get some things done.  

There has been some rumbling in the attic over the last few nights...and it's just a tiny attic...that we can't get into.....and the vent looks fine......so maybe it's just something on the roof or eave troughs.....but...we will see......supposedly...a animal removal guy is coming today........I'm hoping he finds nothing...that would be the best outcome...but if a bat or something has been able to get up in  there...he should figure that out......no critters inside the house...and we aim to keep it that way.

Tick bite continues to be a question mark......no bulls eye rash....but though the scab is finally gone...there is a red itchy area....that is bigger than a quarter...and as time goes  by,....it itches more and more....and is perfectly round.  The lyme disese threat should be over as far as I know in 8 days...I'm waiting it out....and trying not to scratch it.

Anyway...plenty of things to do here....and waiting for the animal guy....so looks like a full day.

1,200 to 1,500 cals a day

 

coffee

Joy Bol strawberry, almond, quinoa...really liking these at 260 cals

Toasted bagel with butter and peanut butter

Baked fish

potato with queso sauce ( hot)

apple

almond butter bar

starbucks refresher ( coconut water and juice and caffeine) 90 cals

BAI ANTIOXIDANT ( strawbery lemon...my favorite) beverage 15 cals

5 sm crackers

veggie straws

98 degrees here....the flowers were melting......

AND critter control guy...DID NOT show up....I can not believe the level of work ethic in this place....and he didn't even have the decency to call and cancel!!!!!  What the heck  is this country coming to where people decide to make appointments and obligations...and just not carry them through.   

EDIT....Critter guy showed up at 7...only 9 hours late......UGH...it's bats in the attic...coming in the ridge vents on the roof.

Older son who is an assistant manager at a well know country wide department store is having the same problems......they show up late...and can't figure out why supervision is upset with that...their opinion is that HEY...I'm here NOW!!!!     So now the tree cutter, the critter guy and the guy that is supposed to put the antenna on the roof...have all just decided...apparently...to just not work...and just not cancel.........I'm seriously beginning to dislike people.

I bought a corded phone 2 days ago...in preperation for us getting the landline hooked back up again......and it was all great in the package...but NOPE...dead as a door nail.  Luckily we had an old phone packed away in the basement...I dug it out and the phone guy hooked that up....( amazing...it still worked...including it's weird battery)...after years of being packed in a bin

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Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 90.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/30/2018:
I'm glad you're checking in!

That tick bite sounds... well, I'm glad you're keeping an eye on it. How about applying witch hazel or rubbing alcohol to it? Those 2 things help me when I have an itchy that I shouldn't scratch.

Please check in when you can!

bearcountrygg on 06/30/2018:
I had been doing that early on....actually using alcohol pads...….today I used triple antibiotic salve.....I don't know what to do actually....the type of tick it was rarely causes lyme...I'm hoping it's just my body's reaction....8 more days or so...then the threat will be over.


Donkey on 06/30/2018:
The chocolate hazelnut Joybols have 270 calories ;-)

bearcountrygg on 06/30/2018:
Have you tried them? I only had access to the strawberry ones on boxed...back awhile ago......haven't seen the chocolate ones.



BearCountryGG - Friday Jun 29, 2018

Weight: 237.6

I thnk we may be back among the living and communicating again........tree cutting guy STILL has not shown up....so we went ahead...and put a landline phone back in again.......and we got a signal booster fo the cell phones....and we changed internet providers...and now have WIFI......no more typing with the ethernet cord across my hand...YIPEE!!!! 

Just busy now testing things out and so far...so good.......things are downloading........I had spotty internet over the last few...and that was majorly frustrating....so now...the trees can do what they want and so can we.  Just busy playing on here tonight.......should be back tomorrow to post food lists again.

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

happy-1 on 07/02/2018:
Hugs



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....



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