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BearCountryGG - Saturday Jun 09, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 240.8

 Good scale drop today.........................and it looks like a busy weekend.  

toast with peanut butter

lara fruit/veg bar

coffee

hamburger in wheat bun

potato

broccoli

cauliflower

EDIT....well something just cropped up....as I was getting dressed this morning...D saw a tick on my shoulder...it was imbedded...and filling with blood......according to him...it must have been there for a few days....he removed it...but we can't identify it...and the health dept isn't open until Monday...................he wants me to go start the antibiotic shots...but problem is...I'm allergic to penicillen and it's related drugs...as well as the sulfa drugs......so I avoid anibiotics with a vengence...( cipro so far is the only option and it's not a major antibiotic for this type of thing)...and I need to not overuse that......so.....I've just decided to watch it for the bullseye rash...and deal with it then..................UGH!  If it isn't one thing...it's another.

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 95.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/09/2018:
WOOT!!!!!

(So close to a new set of numbers... just sayin'...)

bearcountrygg on 06/09/2018:
Happy Dance for both of us!!


Maria7 on 06/09/2018:
I am praying for you about the tick. Good plan to watch the area for now. Antibiotics can create more problems than they solve. Take care and congrats on your new lower number.

bearcountrygg on 06/09/2018:
Thank you Maria.


Donkey on 06/09/2018:
OH NO!!!! Yikes, that is serious. I've had 2 friends who have suffered the effects from tick bites. One had Lyme for sure; the other was unwell for quite some time. My son had a tick bite when he was about 5 or 6. It had become the size of a plump raisin. He wasn't sick afterwards, but sometimes I wonder if maybe he wasn't affected somehow.

PLEASE take care -- do whatever it is that you need to do to be well. (((hugs))) Please keep us updated!!!!

bearcountrygg on 06/09/2018:
We have friends with lyme too...it is awful...but most don't get it....ticks also carry rocky mountain spotted fever and meningitis...too...D put him between 2 pieces of tape...and then I read online to put them in a coered jar with a wet paper towel...so we just dropped the tape in there...good thing we did that...he got out of the tape, he's now wandering around in the jar like he lives there...HA...I finally got a pet and he bit me...LOL

bearcountrygg on 06/09/2018:
That's a lot of blood it got from your son...scary.....We had a dog downstate that I noticed several gray balloon type things on her head...D removed them....this one was sucking blood...and was swelling up.....I'm lucky he saw it...because I never felt it.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/09/2018:
i'm glad that D noticed it and like donkey says, please be on alert as Lyme Disease is quite debilitating!

i also know someone who was sick around a full year due to a bad case and her mom also had a very bad case of it.

bearcountrygg on 06/09/2018:
yup...I think there is more lyme disease out there then they are reporting...it seems we all know people with it.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/09/2018:
i'm now craving the veggies you ate today....lately i'm craving veggies again! thank gosh.

bearcountrygg on 06/09/2018:
Me too....and that's a good thing!!!


happy-1 on 06/11/2018:
Hugs on the tick bite. That's scary. I'd probably snack out of anxiety for weeks.


happy-1 on 06/11/2018:
Hugs on the tick bite. That's scary. I'd probably snack out of anxiety for weeks.



BearCountryGG - Friday Jun 08, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 243.6

Up and heading for the post office early today........ and then lots to do around here today....lots of visitors dropped in yesterday...so I'm a bit behind chores....but we had fun chatting with them.  

I had ordered something that looked interesting to me from boxed that I tried today....It's called joibol and is basically a strawberry smoothie in a bowl with almonds and quinoa....over 200 cals...and a whopping 9 ww points....and it wasn't cheap....but it's self contained....a covered bowl...that comes with a large spoon and all you do is add cold water to it......so handy....I think they would be especially good for keeping in a desk, or the car...or camping trips...and it has 11 grams protein....I tried one this morning and I loved it........took a huge chunk of my points...but I think it was worth it.  Yesterdays paralell points vs calories was interesting........I will just stick with the points...it is easier......at this time.........also going back to weekly weigh ins.....also just easier.  I think I will make monday weigh in day...it has always been easiest for me to remember.

joibol 

coffee 

potato salad ( leftover) had a lot of boiled eggs in it

nut and cranberry bar 

dark chocolate 

cheetos jalapeno 

peppers and celery

fish

pb and j

In the past I havent been much on hot sauce types of things.....as my mom got older she liked it....and now I'm finding that I like it......apparently that helps weight loss...so I'm going to be adding some of that to many things......will see how that goes....one thing I did find out recently was that I apparently can not lose weight on 1,500 calories.......over the years...so much dieting has totally (along with thyroid)...messed up my metabolism....an old boss to me I was doing that back in the 80's ( when I wasn't over weight....because I wasn't eating enough...apparently he was right.

Progress as of today: 9.2 lbs lost so far, only 98.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/08/2018:
as long as you stick with one thing...i agree sticking with points would be beneficial to you since you do like using WW and did well with it in the past despite the changes made to WW now....good job...chores can wait if visitors were fun, agreed there!

joibol sounds cool, will look that up.

bearcountrygg on 06/08/2018:
Sticking with ww…..as long as the web site is working now...it's easy.

Joi bol has a website...it's new....I got mine from boxed.... and it will be in some other stores soon......very tasty and It was definitely smoothie consistency....so handy and portable with it's spoon.....all you need is water....


happy-1 on 06/08/2018:
Interesting product!

bearcountrygg on 06/08/2018:
Yes it is.......would be good for your camping...only needs a little water.


happy-1 on 06/08/2018:
LOL... I just looked at the nutrition... NO IT WOULD NOT... 65mg of sodium, 15 grams of sugar, 5 g of saturated fat per bowl... Soy, canola oil, palm oil, syrups, wheat flour... It's fake healthy food from Kelloggs.

http://smartlabel.kelloggs.com/Product/Index/00038000190483

I'll stick with making up 60 snack bags of protein powder, oats, nuts, berries, and seeds... then adding coconut oil for the MCTs. It's only 20 minutes and like $.40 a serving. Plus I reuse the snack bags for a lower carbon footprint. Just pour one in a bowl and add water and oil. Eat in the AM. No heat needed.


happy-1 on 06/08/2018:
Actually, if I used rolled oats, it would be ready in like 20 min.


Donkey on 06/08/2018:
Good idea on the hot sauce! I was using red pepper flakes recently, until I ran out. I need to buy more. My daughter and the boyfriend bought me an interesting hot sauce from Minnesota. It's different, sweeter/citrus with a delayed burn.

I think the real key is to find the hot sauce that's right for you. But I agree -- it definitely has helped me in the past. I'm going to bring out some bottles for the dinner table -- if I can remember -- because this is a GREAT idea.

bearcountrygg on 06/08/2018:
I should get red pepper flakes too...good idea!



BearCountryGG - Thursday Jun 07, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 243.6

Internet working now so I'm taking advantage of it...but have nothing to say...LOL  I'll be back when it lets me.  Today I''m comparing calories to ww points.

 

Coffee = 0 ww points (9 fitday calories)

Quaker maple brown sugar oatmeal ( container) = 7 ww points (180 fit day calories)

multi vit, extra c, zinc,turmeric,omegas, baby aspirin(1)

banana =0 points , (109 calories)

2 boiled eggs = 0 points, (154 calories)

potato salad 1/2 cup = 6 ww points (137 calories)

1 slice meat loaf = 8 points, (306 calories)

1 Cup lettuce = 0  points (7 calories)

1/2 cup cucumber = 0 points ( 7 calories)

1T ranch dressing= 2 points (74 calories)

Deer laying outside my window this morning...enjoying the heat from the dryer vent.

 

Progress as of today: 9.2 lbs lost so far, only 98.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/07/2018:
if you find anything interesting while comparing cals to points, let us all know.

seeing your vitamins, i'm starting to think i really need to take iron. i plan to go to the dr so get a full medical checkup to see if there's anything recommended. i'll prob go to dr in later summer or early september for that.

bearcountrygg on 06/07/2018:
There is iron in red meat and beets....( iron tablets can be constipating)……..actually I don't remember seeing you ever list red meat...so maybe you avoid it...but beets are a good source of that.


Donkey on 06/07/2018:
ROFL! Well, your menus are always exciting to me :-) I'm glad you're able to log on a least a little! Darn those trees (LOL)...

bearcountrygg on 06/07/2018:
So far so good today...I do notice the reception problem being worse on windy days...we rely on a couple of dish satellites in the yard.....but the trees get in the way...we have trees right up to the house...and no lawn at all......it's our fault...LOL

bearcountrygg on 06/07/2018:
So far so good today...I do notice the reception problem being worse on windy days...we rely on a couple of dish satellites in the yard.....but the trees get in the way...we have trees right up to the house...and no lawn at all......it's our fault...LOL


innerpeace on 06/07/2018:
I would love to have nature so close. The closest I have is field mice and a nasty city skunk that sprays my dog at least once a summer. Enjoy your cozy, reserve in the woods!

My coworker showed me a picture of a fawn that was caught in a fence that he untangled and set free. Have a good day!

bearcountrygg on 06/07/2018:
We had our years in the city...a northern Detroit suburb......this was the retirement dream.


horn_of_plenty on 06/07/2018:
yes, i don't eat red meat often. beautiful deer.

bearcountrygg on 06/07/2018:
the window screen doesn't help...LOL She looked right at us....she liked the dryer vent...LOL



BearCountryGG - Wednesday Jun 06, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 243.6

Well...the foliage on the trees is blocking our TV, Phone and internet receptions......Problems of living in the forrest....I start typing and then lose it and have to start over when the reception comes back......this year the leaves are thicker than I have ever seen them.......our sons are complaining that they call us and we don't call back...( because the call never went through) ...it scares them....and we feel bad about that.....but don't know they called......so now we are checking in with them when we get a signal...................but I start typing here...and get bounced offf and lose it all......so not sure how often I will be able to be online....for some time....will get in here when I can.

scale good today

2 eggs = 0

toast = 4

spray butter = 0

coffee = 0

banana = 0

beef

potato

mixed fresh vegetables

cookies

Edit...lights on the reciever started flashing so I got in here quickly...LOL

Progress as of today: 9.2 lbs lost so far, only 98.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/07/2018:
EXCELLENT food choices...loving your menu, good mix. i love a cookie with a coffee.

that's nuts with the trees blocking the wire connections...does the town offer to do anything to fix it? cut down specific tree or is it just all of them! how nuts!

bearcountrygg on 06/07/2018:
They are ours…..it's a forrest….the town doesn't offer anything in the boonies...life in the forrest.



BearCountryGG - Tuesday Jun 05, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 243.6

Up and happy that the scales dropped a bit....continuing to weigh in daily...it helps keep me aware....I was so hungry last evening...but resisted and lived through it.......and got the payoff at the scales this morning. and it was worth it.  As numbing as it is to see an unhappy reading of the scales.....I will continue with it for now at least....otherwise...I get sloppy and figure I will start again the next day and too many days like that become years...I've been there...so....onward and downward.  Went out and got groceries, and D has a dermatologist appt this afternoon....I see a nap in my future.  

Coffee = 0

banana = 0

dried fruit and nut bar = 7

Pizza = 21

banana = 0

Chicken = 0

beets = 0

taco rice = 9

Progress as of today: 9.2 lbs lost so far, only 98.6 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 06/05/2018:
Hope you are doing well today. ongrats on your progress. Altho I have not posted in a while, I still come here to DD and read entries almost daily of what is posted. I've been reading some of your older entries today and I had commented to you and you back to me on one you had written in March of this year: At that time you had lost 34 pounds in about 2.5 months. I write this to encourage you that you did it then and you can do it again. I think you got stressed out at that time and it sidelined your progress (as I have encountered myself, also) but I was thinking that maybe if you repeated what you ate, that you wrote down in your posts, during that time period, maybe that would help you now since you saw such progress during that period of time. Anyway, this is what I had written to one of your posts and your reply back to me:

Maria7 on 03/20/2018: Bless your heart. No wonder you are not in 'diet mode' and had a 'food fit'! :-) You have a lot on your plate (no pun intended). Same here, Friend. I've been out of 'diet mode' myself, this winter. Oh, well. 'This, too, shall pass', regarding all the stress. You are still doing great, holding off over 34 pounds you have lost, no easy feat. I basically don't care, either, at times and just eat whatever I want. Hope you have a good day. :-)

bearcountrygg on 03/20/2018: Thanks Maria....you are right...there is a lot on my plate...LOL

bearcountrygg on 06/05/2018:
Good Idea Maria...I will go back and look those over.....Thanks for the reminder.


Donkey on 06/05/2018:
Maria has very good insight on this! :-)

bearcountrygg on 06/06/2018:
Yes she does.…..I will go back and read those if I can....our internet is acting up so I will when i can.


Donkey on 06/05/2018:
PS What kind of pizza? Living vicariously through you ;-)

bearcountrygg on 06/06/2018:
Digiorno….supreme...1/3rd of pie


horn_of_plenty on 06/06/2018:
the scale will def shift in your favor after a week or two of persistence! way to go so far. loving the healthy food you list. yesterday i ate roasted cauliflower "rice" (you know, riced cauliflower). i didn't use ANY oil to roast but flavored it with salt, pepper, and garlic and ate it with something similar to creamed spinach but an indian version. so good and filling to have the roasted (till some is crispy) califlower topped with a creamy spinach...all veg. i did have some grains after though...since i am not a low carb type person and enjoy grains...lol....veggies help. i was surprised the cauliflower tasted good to roast even without oil, just a little on the baking tin foil so it didn't stick so badly.

bearcountrygg on 06/06/2018:
Sounds good!


horn_of_plenty on 06/06/2018:
you are on a steady roll, someone in my office is also on weight watchers i don't know if she's liking the flex points like all the zero points...she knows also it's about calories!

bearcountrygg on 06/06/2018:
Yup...with this one we are more on our own than ever.



BearCountryGG - Monday Jun 04, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 244.0

 The scales surprised me today...back at saturdays 244.....but need to see a drop better than that...but after yesterdays weird eating....I need to get back to  more normal foods and less snacky stuff.....any way....I was holding water...and oddly even after salty stuff yesteray....that went away.  Still within the weeks ww points so all is well.

Breakfast

coffee = 0

1 egg = 0

15 grain bread toasted = 4

1/2 t. buter and spray butter = 1

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

Breakfast = 5

 

Lunch

chicken breast = 0

beets = 0

lettuce, croutons, ranch = 9

taco rice = 8

1 stick light mozzarella cheese = 1

watermelon = 0

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

lunch = 9

Dinner

2 scrambled eggs = 0

3 cups watermelon = 0

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

 

used all 23 points and done for the day other than zero al drinks

 

Progress as of today: 8.8 lbs lost so far, only 99 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/04/2018:
keep up the great work, BCGG! you are on a roll...keep on and don't give up or give in please!!! :)

i love a piece of bread with butter too. and good job adding protein to the meal and coffee makes it filling :)

bearcountrygg on 06/04/2018:
Starting the morning with what I consider snacky stuff just keeps me wanting that all day......yesterdays quest bar for breakfast was not a good thing for me.....Thanks for the encouragement HOP...I appreciate it!


horn_of_plenty on 06/04/2018:
i'm always here to encourage, never to criticize or offend or anything else lady BCGG!

bearcountrygg on 06/04/2018:
I know...I LOVE your posts!!!! :)


Donkey on 06/04/2018:
Beets are zero points?? Wow, that's great! I have a whole can of them for my "just in case" stash at work. I am surprised because, as a vegetable (or whatever), they are supposed to be higher in sugar. Still, every once in a while, I get a real taste for them... and they turn my tongue bright red - WIN-WIN!

Keep up the good work. The points will pay off for you. Persistence!

bearcountrygg on 06/04/2018:
Beets I believe contain iron too....and now they are selling powdered beets on TV...and apparently it gives energy. The plain ones are 0....pickled are more. I once had a drs wife ( neighbor) ask me why I was feeding the baby beets....she thought they were just sugar and never fed them to her kids....wonder how she feels now...and now she's a dr too...lol



BearCountryGG - Sunday Jun 03, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 244.6

This weighing in every day is tough......up point 6 today ....but as much of  a bummer as it is...it helps me see what I'm doing wrong.  The ww freestyle is a tough one...the freedom is hard to figure..........since there are no points for so many things...you really don't know how many points/calories you are eating....I'm thinking today that I may try using the fit day program ( on a CD)...to count calories in paralell so I know where I stand.  In fact I think I will go back and count yesterdays calories...to see what I did.

Using 2 programs together is not an unusual thing for a lot of people on WW right now....I know a few that are doing keto and ww at the same time now.

It's all a learning experience.

EDIT...................................................................

Went and figured yesterdays points against the fitday program...and it shows that I ate 1,615 calories...not terrible at all when you consider that my body burns over 2,000 a day...soi will just do ww today...(no fitday)...and see how tomorrows weigh in is.

 

2 cups black coffee = 0

strawberry quest bar = 3

premier vanilla protein drink = 2

stretch island fruit leather = 2

watermelon = 0

chicken,vegetable rice dish = 7

dried sweet corn = 2

Deep River jalapeno chips =8

bag animal crackers =6

brownie = 14

2 cuties = 0

pretzels and cheese = 12

veggie straws = 4

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

0 dailies left

31  weekies left

Doing things differently today and starting with points foods......

Today was a lot junkier than spending most of the day on zero point foods.......but it's the junk that uses the points up....the healthy stuff is basically zero and doesn't get the points used as I'm supposed to.....and once I started eating the junk I wanted more and more........it's a vicious cycle.  But all in all...I'm sure I took in less calories today than yesterday.

Trying to wait a few more days before going grocery shopping...we need to use up more stuff around here before adding to it.

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 8.2 lbs lost so far, only 99.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/03/2018:
A couple of observations and then some encouragement:

A couple of months ago, the title company brought in a bunch of goodies, including 3 big bowls of fresh fruit, watermelon being one of them. I completely indulged in the fresh fruit, "gained" a pound or 2, and my skin broke out. Next week, all was reconciled, including my skin.

The sausage and Slim Jim are high in sodium... but still worth every bite in my book. Better to have those than, say, chips.

So my point is: don't get discouraged!!! Especially since you checked your calories with FitDay. This is a blip. Your food choices were spot on.

bearcountrygg on 06/03/2018:
I agree...and I thought about what you asked the other day about having to eat the zero foods....so today...I'm eating points first an will use the zero things later.....I think it will even out too....I do hold onto water pretty bad in my legs and fingers...I'm not worried...I'mactually finding it kind of fun to see how things go on a day to day basis.....I realized...that I have to make a game out of it...or I lose interest....I agree with every thing you said completely!!!! You are right on the mark!


innerpeace on 06/03/2018:
My body is rediculous with the weighing everyday and the swelling of the feet. I could gain 2 pounds over night. Don't get discouraged.

bearcountrygg on 06/03/2018:
I m not....I swell too...but we need salt...so...UGH


Donkey on 06/03/2018:
That's an interesting idea, to eat your points first and then focus on zero point foods as the day progresses. I'd be interested to hear your evaluation on that approach.

bearcountrygg on 06/03/2018:
Not good...all I did all day was crave junk food...and I caved way too much....need to go back to the zero stuff...but need to add more veggies and less fruit


Horn_of_plenty on 06/03/2018:
i used to live on those quest bars, especially the chocolate one that i'd microwave i think 10 seconds and eat like a brownie. they are def great with a coffee like i think you did! they have the fiber so with liquid alongside them, they are satisfying. you make me want to buy them again!

good food choices and variety and i do think it's smart to use both programs, and not give up on yourself or the programs as you are doing great!

bearcountrygg on 06/04/2018:
They are too good maybe......for me


Horn_of_plenty on 06/03/2018:
and like donkey said, litttle losses add up...it doesn't have to be all downhill losses all the time, but you'll lose, maintain, lose, maintain...over time!

bearcountrygg on 06/04/2018:
the dangers of daily weigh ins...LOL


happy-1 on 06/03/2018:
You are doing great! don't get discouraged.

bearcountrygg on 06/04/2018:
back on track hopefully today



BearCountryGG - Saturday Jun 02, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 244.0

 Weigh in 244....up point 2......so will adjust today...( I've been waiting for that to show me my limits....)  I'm enjoying WW this time...like the time way back when...that I lost well with it......and I guess for me...that checks all of the boxes.  Just dieting apparently is not very interesting to me...I need that game type interest to stay motivated.  I'm also concerned with losing all that I need to lose before they change the program again...which they do every year or 2...if this one keeps me interested...I don't want it to change....also so far this time...I'm not pushing to use my weeklies.....in the past I did that....now I'm finding myself wanting to have 4 points from dailies rolled over to weeklies.  I do also notice that I'm eating a lot of fruit...because we have a lot here...I'm going to keep using that...and work on buying less the next time.  

Weeklies = 44

Dailies = 23

 

2 black coffee = 0

1 egg = 0

1 banana =0

ole extreme spinach wrap =1

starkist light tuna pouch = 0

pickle = 0

mustard = 0

2 cups blueberries = 0

2 mini slim jims beef sticks = 3

1 mini lara bar apple =4

quest bar strawberry = 3

3 cups watermelon = 0

4 ounces polish sausage = 12

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

used all of the dailies, none of the weeklies

Progress as of today: 8.8 lbs lost so far, only 99 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/02/2018:
One thing I forgot to comment on from earlier this week: What a BRILLIANT idea to label points on foods ahead of time! I'm not sure this would have occurred to me to do this, lol. I can see this pre-planning as being very helpful on difficult days -- or any day, actually!

bearcountrygg on 06/02/2018:
I especially like it when in the evening...I may not be too interested in eating...but I have to use up some points....and I can find things that add up exactly. It's been great.



BearCountryGG - Friday Jun 01, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 243.8

 Daily weight in...again very happy...another drop on the scale.....so far this is very rewarding...and it's working and a cinch to stick with...I guess the planets finally aligned and I'm working the program.....sounds like a miracle.

This newest WW program has really divided the troops....some are gaining...some are losing...loads of freedom...but you have to put the brakes on yourself.......

Earlier this year I didn't work the program...as I had so often done in the past...I toyed with the program and messed it up......this time...I'm walking the walk and so far have been super happy...I know it's very early.......but I'm loving it....and as long as they don't mess with my credit card....we will be just fine...LOL ( don't even want to think about that...it was a nightmare the last time).

Now after writing the points on a lot of the food......it's so easy to pick out what will fit the points needs quickly........I

I'm loving that.

So far....I have been having a zero or low point breakfast, noon meal is what I consider my main meal...but with the chicken, fish, egg, fruit, veggie being zero....its super easy to have a healthy filling meal using practically no points.....then I have a lot of points left for the last meal...which I have been using up the higher point things that are here...or that I have been craving.....so it's actually fun. It's turned into a weight loss game...and that is absolutely perfect for me. Oh and I am not eating between meals...and that's helping keep me from just grazing all day...but I do drink propel water, perrier water and other zero point drinks...plus plain water.

Weekly points left =40

daily points = 23

Vitamin, extra c, zinc, turmeric, omegas, 2 baby aspirin

Meal # 1

Fage 0% yogurt = 0

blueberries = 0

coffee ( black) = 0

Meal #2

Ole extreme wellness spinach herb wrap ( 2 of them) = 2

baked chicken breast = 0

pickle = 0

mustard = 0

cherries = 0

Premier protein shake vanilla = 2

Meal #3

peas and carrots = 0

fettuccini alfredo = 11

quest bar = 4

banana = 0

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

still 4 dailies left...but they will move those to weeklies tomorrow

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 98.8 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/01/2018:
I like the sound of the meal plan and variety of ways to use the points. :) just like i do with calories, well, similar!

bearcountrygg on 06/01/2018:
Yup...…I've figured out that I need to play kind of a game with it. I'm liking the idea of leaving a lot of points for the last meal of the day....then I give myself free rein to use them any way I want...and I figure after a day of zero points mostly...I've had a lot of healthy things...so I give myself permission to basically eat what I want....and it seems to be working...….you are eating a really good array of things.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/01/2018:
what i do sounds similar to your approach now, for sure :) because sometimes i'm eating more for the health end and others it's for the taste / pleasure aspect.


Donkey on 06/01/2018:
Could you (not You, but anyone) not have days that are filled completely with zero point days?

I do see how one could not lose weight or gain, even, on the new system. I like the new system for maintaining... We should probably all have zero point days, right? I have 2 WW booklets that I haven't let go yet, from the old system: one is a food point bible and the other one is a food point bible for restaurants. Even though I don't do WW, I think the old system works well for weight-loss.

As long as they don't mess with the payments, I hope you continue to have success with this program. It really is helpful for structure, yet easier than calorie-counting -- which has its pitfalls too. YOU ARE DOING IT!!!

bearcountrygg on 06/01/2018:
We can have days with no zero points...but the way they have it set up now.....the things that have points are HIGH....so they are pushing fresh produce, chicken breast, fish and 0% yogurt and eggs ( all basically free) not potatoes though...….so you wouldn't get much to eat if you only ate point foods. They are going for the healthy stuff now instead of people searching out junk food that had low points. I do have to eat at least between 19 and 23 points a day

bearcountrygg on 06/01/2018:
The old system worked for everyone...the new system is a problem for a lot....


happy-1 on 06/01/2018:
Congrats!!!!!! Yay weight loss!

bearcountrygg on 06/02/2018:
monitoring daily is scary...lol



BearCountryGG - Thursday May 31, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 244.6

 Daily weigh in...another small drop....I don't mind weighing everyday as long as the scales show it...will be playing this by ear.

Poured rain all night...so I slept well....woke up today feeling great again...bu did forget the vitamins yesterday.

Stayed up late to write points on food packages....this will make it a lot easier....I had a lot more nutrisystem food here than I thought...need to get on that.

36 weeklies

23 dailies

 

Meal #1

2 cups black coffee = 0

 

1/2 cup fage 0% yogurt = 0

1/2 cup blueberries = 0

vitamin c, muli vit, zinc, omegas, 2 baby aspirin, turmeric

 

Meal #2

2 ole extreme spinach herb tortillas = 2

baked chicken breast = 0

mustard = 0

pickles = 0

cherries = 0

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only used 2 points so far today.....have to get in at  least 17 tonight...they will move 4 to weeklies tonight but i have to use 17

Meal #3

2 mozzarella sticks = 2

1 kodiak protein blueberry muffin = 9

edamame = 2

jalapeno chips = 4

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19 points used

Progress as of today: 8.2 lbs lost so far, only 99.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2018:
excellent food choices..

writing food points is a good idea...better to plan before than after you eat it and then look it up...whenever i don't really calculate in advance, my calories are always higher than i had expected haha...

bearcountrygg on 05/31/2018:
I definitely prefer to figure meal by meal as I eat...because when I preplan...I seem to rarely stick to it...right now...I'm liking a no point or low point breakfast...then having my main amt of calories at noon.....then bringing up the last meal using the points that need to be used...generally my last "meal"...is more like a mixture of "stuff"...spent a lot of time last night and this morning writing points on containers...that is going to make it a lot easier.


horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2018:
same here, i do meal by meal as i don't usually stick to choices by dinner either :) same as you with my last meal...it's based on how i did throughout the day.


horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2018:
and not sure you saw my other comment, but 8 lbs is really excellent! you should be so happy, nothing to laugh at!

bearcountrygg on 05/31/2018:
Yah...but that's over the last 10 months...….should be better...I'm on point now....so I'm hoping that gets a lot better.


horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2018:
that's almost a lb a month...keep on!

you have learned a lot, if you look back on your progress of what worked and what didn't....learn from the past 10 months to keep on! Imagine losing 10 more lbs in the next 10 months...that would be 15-20lb loss! Now, that's talking! Look at it as just the beginning.

It took me one year to lose the "last 10" and now i'm eager to stay a tad slimmer than i am now....but right now just maintaining as i am still learning how to achieve more (probably just the addition of cardio)...it takes a long time to actually change some things and to learn what works. you must struggle/fail in order to succeed at most anything right!?

bearcountrygg on 05/31/2018:
A lot has been learned in those 10 months.....if I apply myself better than I have been...it should be a better year.


Donkey on 05/31/2018:
The little losses will add up quickly if you keep at it. You can do it!

bearcountrygg on 06/01/2018:
Thank you for mentioning WW awhile back...you made me want to give it another go...and the time is right this time...THANK YOU!!!



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