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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


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....

BearCountryGG - Friday Jun 22, 2018

Weight: 238.2

39 degrees in parts of Michigan today....40 here.   Will be outside much of today...just lots of things to do out there............guessI will need my snuggies!!!!

2 coffees with almond milk creamer

diet bread toasted with almond butter

green tea and a cookie


red pepper, celery and onions


mixed nuts

flaming hot cheetos 100 cal bag


Bai........the starwberry lemon flavor is delish...( the others are just ok)

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 93.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2018:
wow...so cold!!!!!!!!!!

it's slightly cooler here, but still around 70!

i can't believe how cold it is by you!!!!!!!!!!! pass me my Winter jacket!

later i may have a coffee :)

Donkey on 06/22/2018:
Wonderful weigh-in! Whatever you're doing is working - keep it up!

bearcountrygg on 06/22/2018:
Just eating less because I'm not counting....I think about food a lot less that way

happy-1 on 06/22/2018:
Think about all the calories you will burn being cold!

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2018:
Shivvvvvvvering…..it does a body good!!! HA!!!!

BearCountryGG - Thursday Jun 21, 2018

Weight: 239.0

 Happy first day of summer.......well not in this house where the air conditioning is going full tilt at 68.......I wear winter clothes all summer in the house...and remove things to go outside.....the man sweats too easy...so that's the way it is...LOL....I get little use from summer clothes anymore.

Breezy here...the trees are swaying..........but it looks nice........

I forgot to get on the scales this morning...I should have...I feel like I lost......tomorrow.

Definately getting used to eating smaller quantities...and less in general....funny how having to weigh and measure food...makes me want more........just eating...and figureing it out and  evening it up later in the day...just seems to be the way of least resistance for me......the less I have to think about food the better.


2 cups coffee with almond milk creamer

finally got hungry about 9...so had low cal toast with almond butter

snack = pure protein bar and tea

Lunch was chicken, veggies and noodles...and an almond butter bar

Dinner = tuna salad, crakers, 100 cal pack of flaming hot cheetos...WOOOOO....

I've been having more extra spicy and hot things...and green tea,....and I do believe they are making me want food less.  One of D's sisters about 10 years ago drank 2 cans of green tea daily...and lost weight without eating in any kind of weight loss way...and she lost 20 pounds...now I'm wondering if there really is something to green tea.

Progress as of today: 13.8 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2018:

Lol…does the man still wear summer clothes in the house? Hopefully you can spend some time outside warming up! I’d be so frustrated sitting around in a cold house! I doubt I’ll need to use my AC very much this year. Def don’t even use it to sleep! I put it on for my hamster (yes, really) when I get home from work bc it’s advised the temp be up to 75…and sometimes I find it around 78 when I get home after work. Hamsters do not sweat like we do…so I don’t want it to get overheated when it’s active at night. So, yeah.

I’m reading your two cups of coffee and I soooo want another right now !...but must remain at my desk.

Enjoy your breezy day!

bearcountrygg on 06/21/2018:
He's not a shorts person....but he does wear lighter weight clothes in the summer....short sleeves....lighter weight long pants...….right now....I'm wearing a short sleeved top covered up with a heavy weight hoodie..( not wearing the hood...)….socks, long pants and I'm still cold...….the man keeps a washrag nearby to wipe the sweat off his bald head...LOL...I can't win!!!

Nice of you to air condition for the hammy....def would not want to cook her...how is she doing???? Is she getting friendlier?

horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2018:
Hammy Ted Ted is doing good. She’s def happy and chews a LOT LESS on her cage. She still didn’t develop a great pee spot and didn’t like the sand idea that I tried. Her pee gets on a wooden log set I put in there so I may throw them out and replace with something plastic & easier to clean. I also want to add a tube back into her cage, now that it’s been awhile and she’s established another area to nest I don’t think she’ll go back to sleeping/peeing/pooping in the tubes I took out !

She’s a lot calmer when I pet her. Once in awhile she’ll bristle me off and not want to be touched and she makes it VERY obvious. As long as I’m feeding her, she won’t mind being pet at all. I can pick her up for a quick moment while feeding but then she STILL jumps outta my hand. She’s still rather scared…Last week she started being able to cautiously eat a treat out of the palm of my hand, but she’s still anxious to do that and does it with caution….funny little Ted Ted. Overall, she’s a lot calmer & loves to run around in her ball when I take her out of her cage for extra exercise!

bearcountrygg on 06/21/2018:
Sounds normal……...wear her out in the ball......LOL

Donkey on 06/21/2018:
I fully endorse the 2 cups of green tea a day if you can establish that as a habit. It's supposed to be very good for your skin as well. It's rather sad that I'm not much of a tea drinker. I do like green tea!

bearcountrygg on 06/21/2018:
I do think it's helping!!!

happy-1 on 06/21/2018:
I feel you on the AC. I like fans and swamp coolers better.

bearcountrygg on 06/22/2018:
I'm always cold…..but I guess it's better than sweating...…..I would never use a fan or ac...iff it was up to me...I just never need it...

BearCountryGG - Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 239.0

HOP....these were the ones that were handy...all at 5ft4in and 104 pounds 







1965 riding on wagon.......navy dress was 1972...Christmas 1969

Progress as of today: 13.8 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
I'm the one standing on front of wagon.....

Donkey on 06/20/2018:
I absolutely love the retro fashions in these photos - oh these are precious.

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
The good old days...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
You look great in those photos...you look healthy... i really love your thick hair and shine! and your hubby looks so great too...lovely memories! thank you for sharing!

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
The Christmas pic was actually taken when I was quite anemic...and pale ...I think having 2 babies in the previous almost 3years was a big part of that.....I gained 25 pounds with each pregnancy and left the hosp again 4 days later back at 104

Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
The second photo is so adorable of you both...must be a wedding or party and i'm loving the whole gang in the tractor :)

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
The gang in the wagon are a lot of my cousins......we had a camp out at 10 acres my parents had in the country....with my Dads 6 brothers and sisters and their families....that was before D and I were married. The one in the church was one of D's sisters wedding.

happy-1 on 06/21/2018:
You're gorgeous!

BearCountryGG - Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 239.0

Busy day at home...nothing fun...all things I have been putting off...TV is all pixilated...so that will keep me from turning it on and vegging.................looks like rain.......I hope D keeps his mouth closed today.....because I really don't need any comments...about his phone, his pictures, his tree trimmer not showing up....his guy that wanted to buy his gigantic thing in the barn that cuts siding called a break./brake...?????...not calling back........and any other little  gripe.....UGH...life can get ugly sometimes.....and so can I so I hope he zips it.....or I may just have to go for a car ride to escape.  But.....in the meantime...I need to get busy with all of the little...but important...little pain in the neck chores here.

Oh...and I have been eating 1,500 cals for days now...........went back and counted it up for days past....it seems that is just what I eat................without actually counting...a couple of days it was a little under......everything I read says that is not a healthy number of cals to live on long term....(1,200)...........yet...in the past years of weight at and under 130 ( between 104 and 130)...I definately ate less than 1,200 a day...and I was anemic back then....and thin....and wearing a size 4...or xtra small or small...............those were the days...of eating to live...not living to eat.  


2 coffee with almond milk creamer

will find something more in a while

found some pasta with vinagrete that sounded good...so had that at 9

1:00...had a cup of annies mac and cheese, broccoli, cauliflower,, carrots and 3 bean salad....working on a bottle of green tea now.

Late afternoon

pure protein bar and some mixed nuts...handfull of pretzels and cookies



Progress as of today: 13.8 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
Sounds like your hubby is quite a ball of energy...good to hear he's back and at it! haha...

Yeah...food is everywhere these days....

you were a lot busier at home when you had your brood with you....kids can def take your attention away from your needs....

I would say 104 may have been too thin at your height and actually a tad underweight according to BMI...even when i lost weight fast in one year at college, lost like 25lbs, my period stopped for a LONG time (a year till i went on birth control) when i was weighing in the low 100's...around 104...too low for me and i'm 5'1" and half an inch or so!

1200 is really low, if you're counting accurately, and it really is 1200, that is pretty low. I just googled for my own info how many calories that bedridden seniors need, and, depending on their health and if they are fighting any conditions, it's from around 1000-1400 (1400 if they have any bed sores from not moving and that their immune systems have to work on healing..) And the 1000 cals was based on maintaining the weight of a 115lb elderly immobile lady..sorry if too much info, i was interested also in knowing this...

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
I was too thin....that is for sure...but 130 is perfect for me...and I spent a lot of years there.

horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
1500 cals is still nice and low...shouldn't cause weight gain i don't think at all...and should help you lose still as long as it's really 1500. I can't even do 1500 these days as it's too low and i'll overeat the next few days...in the past, i've tried 1200 and 1500 for periods of time...now that i eat better / used to higher cals again / have much more muscle in my upper arms, i'll even lose with 1800 cal days.

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
I seem to maintain at 1,500....very slow metabolism is the problem I guess...….1,200 is hard to maintain

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
but I just don't seem to lose at 1,500...….

horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
and i weigh around 115! so you should be def ok at 1500 :)

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
I would stay where I am at 1,500.....that's what makes it so difficult to lose now.

happy-1 on 06/20/2018:
Glad to hear he feels good enough to be a pain in the ass!

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
Oh...he has that one down!!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
do you have pictures from when you were that thin!?

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
yes.....I will look for a couple

Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
if i'm being too nosy, and that's offensive, i apologize.

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
not offensive at all.....

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
Pictures are up in another post above.

BearCountryGG - Tuesday Jun 19, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 239.0

62 degrees out...makes a perfect day for running errands...new phones are in......so picking those up early before it gets hot...aand the mosquitos get super active....really bad mosquitos this year. 

Good scale reading this morning.....

Checking in a bit later.

Over 2 hours at the phone store...and now we are spending a lot of time getting used to the new ones....we both got i phones...it's my second...but I had a frustrating kyosera for the last 2 years...and I'm happy to be back with apple.........

D play acts like he can't figure his out...and wants me to do everything with his.....my first call was a scammer....FIGURES!!!!!!   LOL

Looks like D lost a bunch of his pictures in the turnover again...you know...the ones where a black blob is in a tree...it's a bear.......not unlike all other bears...but he HAD a million pics like that...and he loved everyone of them.  UGH

After several days of intense electronic problems...and then today...more...and then...more at home...second born son calls and he is on a tear...foreign scammers calling him...asking for his wife...while she is at work...and neighbors dogs comming over an barking at his dog...and on and on....and I need a padded room now...because I need something to bang my head against....UGH

And while I'm running a  program to attempt to get his black bear blobs in trees back...D keeps calling me to see something on TV....and I think I could hurt him with a smile on my face....Just kidding.....or maybe not!!!

The highlight of my day was lunch in a diner....and I happily dined on coleslaw, fries and a burger.......no breakfast....still full so....looks like a 1 meal a day...day.

I may just have to go in a room...and shut the door...because I NEED some alone time....you could call it a time out!!!!!!


Progress as of today: 13.8 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/19/2018:
I have to get a new phone soon, mine is starting to crash...it will freeze once in awhile on me...

Congrats on another great scale reading :) Check back in later :)

I hate how expensive the phones are...pretty penny to buy a new one...i was thinking not to get an iphone again.

bearcountrygg on 06/19/2018:
We got the I phone se's this time...I think I will like mine...D is neve happy with his phones so...I don't ever hold out much hope for him being happy with his.....$360 each

Donkey on 06/19/2018:
Oh Oh Oh!!! New numbers!!!! Look at you!!!!

So glad you're back :-)

bearcountrygg on 06/19/2018:
I'm glad to be back too...…!!!

Donkey on 06/19/2018:
Sounds like it was a crazy day - that can be very exhausting. I hope tomorrow is quieter and much less stressful!

Hey, at least you were full, so no stress-eating there, right?

bearcountrygg on 06/19/2018:

Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
soooo not ready to spend $360 :(

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
:(……...I well remember the days of free TV...( we only had 4 stations)...and one was Canadian....and we had a party line for the phone that we shared with 3 to 5 other houses...but you know....we were happy....and living was cheap...BOY...have things changed!!!!

BearCountryGG - Monday Jun 18, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 240.8

 Getting back into posting.....but I've done better the last few days not counting anything at all...and eating everything..not giving it any thought....just not obsessing....guess diets do make me fat...and obsessed with food.....I KNEW THAT.......but always got on the diet train anyway.....D said that when I'm ready to lose weight I will...and he is right.

Scale dropped well today

Using what is on hand

Not banning any particular foods

Just not worrying about it.

Shopping ban in place...time to get creative......and use it all up

I posted last night about the last few days and the tick...and cleaning up our electronic footprint, thankful that is settled...and is now just a waiting game.



2 cups coffee 1 with almond milk creamer

1 roll

sausage gravy


hot dog and a wheat bun, saurkraut, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and pasta, and brownie


None...just a bottle of green tea...not hungry

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

horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2018:
Coffee – decaf and so many flavors…do you have a Keurig? Also, did you know they sell half decaf and half regular mixes? I think that’s great for lowering caffeine intake to a more bearable amount and being able to therefore take a larger serving of coffee ! Instead of ordering half&half creamer, they ordered the half decaf and half regular coffee here at work haha…there’s another flavor I like called Lake & Lodge…it has such a deep and bold taste to it. These are all Keurig Kcups.

Also, found a new water that Costco sells. There was a case of it sitting in my parent’s house. The brand is called Spindrift and sold in those aluminum soda cans. It’s very low calorie with hardly any juice added. From 0-20 or 30 cals per can. And tastes remarkable. Best taste yet and doesn’t need any sweetener. Carbonated waters, natural flavors with very natural, authentic, delicious flavors. If you go to Costco, look out for these. They are great for satisfying a sweet craving or even would be good for making mixed drinks lol.

That’s why I don’t follow diets either. The only way I’ve ever maintained my weight is by being able to consume volume by increasing my veggie intake. And you know i also have found lower cal foods and snacks which satisfy for less. But I do what works for me, rather than follow a diet marketed to thousands. Lucky for me, I’ve found what works decently well. It’s not perfect, but like I said, it works for me.. You are finding what works for you.

I do know a LOT of women who use WW. It’s astounding! Seems to work for many women, to follow something. Reason I don’t follow it is simple, I learned the calories of most everything ! so I have my counting done, and don’t need a second system. Just like you say – it’s easier to do one or the other, no need for both unless it was to compare to see if WW was useful or not when they changed their system – seems their new system is healthier but def doesn’t really take into account the fact that it’s users will eat more calories…!

Nice hearing the scale drop again. I do not ban any particular food either.

bearcountrygg on 06/18/2018:
We have a Keurig....2 cups of coffee don't bother me at all...I've seen that water...but haven't tried it yet...good to know its tasty. WW is fine.....but right now everyone either loves or hates it...no middle of the roaders it seems. If there were classes within a half hour of me I would go to them...but...the only one like that is after dark...so not doing that...it would be fine...but it's too desolate here to be driving alone like that.

horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2018:
the keurig is so wonderful right!? i love it YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

i can understand, you prob don't want to drive into a deer, i would be nervous also.

bearcountrygg on 06/18/2018:
I also don't want a flat tire in a place where it is miles and miles of only trees.....scary

bearcountrygg on 06/18/2018:
I once had a deer run into the side of my car in the ark...years ago...and I was alone...downstate...but still in an area of only trees.....not fun...and that was coming back from an evening meeting too...

bearcountrygg on 06/18/2018:
dark not ark….LOL

horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2018:
also, i'm cleaning my own tub at home to go back to using epsom salts and baths with that for my body. or at least soaking my feet/ankles in epsom salt bath.

bearcountrygg on 06/18/2018:
I LOVE Epsom salt baths......I do that frequently.

happy-1 on 06/19/2018:
Dawn dish detergent, baking soda and vinegar to stress-free clean a tub.

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
I need to remember that!!!

BearCountryGG - Sunday Jun 17, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 242.0

Well....I've spent the last 4 days clearing this computer out....changing all of our passwords....closing down amazon, walmart, boxed and weight watchers sites.....attempting to remove all signs of credit card use everywhere.....it turns  out I learned a few things.....amazon......as much as we will miss it...is a very dangerous place to be...and NEVER order magazine subscriptions from them.....both amazon and walmart sites were taken over by hackers who boldly took over my email...and changed them to new ones...I have no idea why at walmart....but amazons was apparently taken to put glowing remarks on some peoples sites in my name.....they are selling shoddy merchandise and had a lot of poor ratings and reviews....now it looks like I just love their junk!!!!!....Walmart was helpful and closed the account...amazon on the other hand was not......they acknowlege they have plenty of hacking going on but they do leave you to twist in the wind.....luckily...no one got to our credit cards...but as of now...they have been reported as lost and we are getting new cards and numbers,....I had been remiss in the past and had used the same passwords over and over....never again...they are all changed...and they are going to be very hard to decipher. .  I will keep facebook and I will still post here.....but basically....that is about the limit...other than email.  The company that took over my email in march appear to be involved in "shipping from country to country"....but thaat seems to have stopped...I'm keeping a close eye on that and it seems okay now...with a new password...........still being careful with that one.

So now that I once again do not have weight watchers....( they were taking their payments through a credit card...)and it has been cancelled.......so back to calorie counting.....and I'm fine with that.

The tick was sent to be tested.....and it was determined that it was a american dog tick...was an adult female and still had my blood in her...and was alive when she arrived....but they no longer test them for disease....so i will still have to wait 21 more days to see if I get sick.....but so far...so good....the red area is now gone and I only have a scab where she removed skin....so I'm content with that.

I have not been counting calories.......but the scale dropped...probably because I just wasn't as interested in food.....we are determined to use up everything here that is on hand...more than ever before...we really are turned off with making our electronic footprint any bigger now.....so a lot less shopping......and always in person......but we do feel a lot more secure now...and the computer is running better than it has in a long time.

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

horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2018:
Honestly, I don’t think you did wrong by using all those other sites. I just think you had a big wash of bad luck come thru. I’m just glad they didn’t use your cards. I’ve had my cards used a bunch of times and had to replace them. Probably around 5 times in the past few years. It’s just the luck of the draw sometimes with the bad luck you got. You are one of many it happens to – so don’t let it scare you to use the internet in general, you know?

Also, you could always call WW if you want to still use them…also did you cancel your WW account or just the card? I’m sure the account you use has days left and when you get your new card they’d take it? Or is the reason that you don’t like WW new points system?

So they used to test ticks for the lyme disease and not anymore? That’s odd. Maybe it’s because they didn’t always pass the disease to people and it got people anxious and nervous for many times no good reason would be my guess…??

It’s good to hear that your computer is running better & the weather is perfect for you to shop locally …def no snow for a few months ;) keep on with your healthy choices.

bearcountrygg on 06/18/2018:
Luckily we have so much stuff around here...we really need to stop shopping...LOLI did cancel the ww..there wasn't many days left....and I'm so familiar with the program now..I really don't need it....They used to test ticks....but didn't say why they stopped....but...I'm feeling good...so I think I got lucky...and the type of tick that bit me...usually doesn't carry lyme...but does carry rocky mountain spotted fever and tularemia....which aren't as dangerous.

horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2018:
i'm glad you are OK!

bearcountrygg on 06/18/2018:
Yup...just a scab....when D pulled her out...she had a big old patch of skin with her…...LOL

BearCountryGG - Thursday Jun 14, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 243.6

 Looks like a nice day........lots of activity around here today......people expected.....and some hired help to deal with dead trees and such.  

Major Amazon problems...someone is making glowing comments on their own stuff...under my name...and yesterday changed my old email address ( on amazon) to one in Russia....and amazon is a hard place to get ahold of...they send me emails...and then I can't respond to them...so I guess we will be just shutting down all amazon shopping as soon as we can...( we have been using another email address)....and I checked my old email address spam forder...and someone in spain is sending a bunch od shifty stuff to lots of people under my name........I changed my phone number....then my email...and it continues.  I've been called GREGG.., Max, fellipe, maia, maria...and on and on.I have been informed that I need to take order of my new cadillac.  I didn't buy one.....what a bunch of garbage...at least they have never touched our credit cards......frustrating.............once I change everything again...I may just have to take a computer break.........closing credit cards will be next. We are really going to miss amazon...but...that's the way it is........shopping online is needed here...but we may just have to trade that in for the long shopping drives.......UGH   

I'm kind of getting computer shy now.........I should probably just put this laptop away for awhile after closing everything....will see


coffee = 0

banana =0


D and I have decided to just lay low with the computer for awhile..........we need to get some business done here that just needs to be rectified before this hacking problem gets worse...................in fact we may just lose the internet temporarily because we are cancelling out credit cards and that comes out directly....LOL......whatever happens...happens....life goes on....there was life before the computer...I REMEMBER IT...and it was just fine!!!!!   So I' will be signing off for  awhile..........I will really miss you guys!!!!!!!   And I fully intend to return.


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

horn_of_plenty on 06/14/2018:
I need to still do more research on both salt lamps and the daylight alarm clock type lamps...in the winter it would be so helpful to wakeup with a "daylight lamp" rather than have only an alarm clock go off in the dark! I feel it would help me a ton in how i feel when waking up in the morning...

Why oh why does everyone get your info!? just awhile ago you had issues with your phone numbers? Or just the calls? so crazy and now amazon! too much ! I hope things get fixed up and that it isn't ongoing forever...

don't you get computer shy with us on DD now!!!!!!!!!! you'll be too missed, BCGG :-))))

bearcountrygg on 06/14/2018:
This is ongoing from March...we switched the phone number and now get calls from the new phone numbers previous creditors...( we can't win...we don't have any creditors)...this appears to all have started when I took the 30 day free trial at amazon Prime...HUGE mistake...….thankfully no one is using our credit cards...but over the next few days....I will have new cards/numbers. Amazon is impossible to deal with......so goodbye to them. I will miss amazon...but it isn't worth it.....it isn't really everyone...just amazon...and fraud through that acct....now scammers are posting glowing reviews and pretending to be me. It's people out of the US.... We actually have to be careful what we post here too...anyone on the internet can read EVERYTHING WE WRITE HERE...and they don't even need to sign in.

horn_of_plenty on 06/14/2018:
yeah in the past i changed my name here bc i was nervous people finding me...but now...i just enjoy this site too much to leave and take the risks as i feel the site is pretty dull looking and most people don't find it as interesting as we do.

bearcountrygg on 06/14/2018:
It's just hard to know who might be lurking.....

innerpeace on 06/14/2018:
I noticed a big decline in Amazon stuff when I ordered things from Christmas. I was not pleased with anything I purchased, it all seemed to be knock off stuff.

I hope you get it all figured out, I know back in 2003-2004 I had to deal with identity theft and it is not an easy fix, it took almost two full years to get everyone off my credit report that I didn't put there. Cell phones, department stores and utilities were all opened with my SSn and name. It was a huge hassle, not to mention all the checks that were stolen and written around town. No more checks for me...ever!

bearcountrygg on 06/14/2018:
It has been a long haul......actually we had a bit of a problem starting in January...and it snowballed in March...that Prime free trial...really caused a problem....It's especially frustrating when you don't know who is exactly doing it...these people are in Russia, Poland And Spain....so....ugh

happy-1 on 06/14/2018:
Thats a good point. Might print out old logs and then delete this account and start fresh.

bearcountrygg on 06/18/2018:
I kept this account.....I don't think there is an issue here.

happy-1 on 06/14/2018:
Hugs! Don't be gone long. I need your positivity!

bearcountrygg on 06/18/2018:

Maria7 on 06/15/2018:
Well, we are all surely going to miss you a lot while you are away. Hope you get all straightened out. I know you will. Hope you are back REAL SOON and hope you are doing okay since the tick bite.

bearcountrygg on 06/18/2018:
Still a few weeks to see if the bite caused a real problem...….I'm back

Donkey on 06/15/2018:
My husband, who knows more about computers than I do, says that you've been hacked by Russian malware. Yes, it was most likely the Amazon free offer -- well known and notorious for carrying Russian malware. Good luck... I do not envy you on this.

bearcountrygg on 06/18/2018:
Free trial...and amazon magazine subscriptions...are pure evil....sad to not use amazon again.....but it isn't worth it.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/17/2018:
What's up with this Russian shiznat!? ugh!...in response to Donkey :(

BearCountryGG - Wednesday Jun 13, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 243.6

Looks like it will be a beautiful day here today.........we got some shopping done for D...he needed new hiking boots......he is walking daily now...but the mosquitos  have been eating him up...even with his Deep Woods Off..............need to find something that works better.  I plan to start walking with him soon....I have good shoes for that....I need to wait for the allergies to settle down...and then I will walk too.  In the meantime...we are both making good use of the exercise bike.  It's no fun walkin with Wheezy Me!!!   LOL

23 daily ww points

42 weekly ww points

Multi vit, extra c, zinc,turmeric, omegas, 2 baby aspirin


omelette made with 2 eggs , broccoli, cauliflower and salsa = 0

Aunt Millies light potato bread toasted (1 slice) = 1

I Can't believe it's not butter spray = 0

2 cups  coffee = 0


1 pt

Well...what started out being a prretty day ended up being a rainy windy day....so we went into our little town...and got the car washed...and went to the verizon store and ordered 2 new phones...and then we went to the restaurant...and I put all thoughts of ww out of my mind......and used up all of my points on a reuben and fries.......not a problem really.......had the points....and this will stick with me for hours.  


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

Donkey on 06/13/2018:
I eat Aunt Millie's light breads too! I love the sourdough and Italian. The next loaf we have is just white. I don't care for the whole wheat, but fortunately, there are other choices. YUM!

LOL - Wheezy Me :-)

bearcountrygg on 06/13/2018:
I think this is just white bread...but 3 points less that our usual 15 grain bread,,,which I'm sure is healthier...but high point...actually...I prefer...a hearty chewy bread...and basically can eat any bread...shoot..I can eat any CARB...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 06/13/2018:
do you take over the counter allergy medicine??? or was it you who said you don't want to take any more pills?

bearcountrygg on 06/13/2018:
Nope...don't take anything...don't like meds...I was on inhalers for years....and weaned myself off them...I learned that the asthma can be controlled with coffee...almost 100% of the time...I have emergency meds here...just in case the coffee doesn't work..and haven't had to use that in over a year. Actually the salt lamps work well....but we only have 2 plugged in right now..actually...I need to get the other two going. Thanks for the reminder...LOL

happy-1 on 06/13/2018:
Oh I haven't had a rueben in forever... Now I'm hungry.

bearcountrygg on 06/13/2018:
I've had 2 lately...….I think they have taken over from hamburgers....at least there was a lot of sauerkraut in it.

Donkey on 06/13/2018:
LOVE Reubens -- and you're right, they stick with you for the rest of the day. Well done!

bearcountrygg on 06/13/2018:
I can't let them become a habit though...LOL...back to the grind tomorrow...

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