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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


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


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!!!

BearCountryGG - Wednesday May 30, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 245.2

Up and full of energy...feeling really good....and ready for another day.......down  .6 ( point 6)....this morning from yesterday. Looking forward to todays plan........and plan to not use any weekly points today...( there are plenty of zero point foods so it shouldn't be too difficult)....I'm not really used to getting on the scales daily....but I plan to do this...it can backfire...but I get that...and it hopefully will help keep me motivated.  Looking back on history here.....I've technically lost very little...and I can see where I've wasted a year.....just flailing around.......if I had been serious...I could actually be at my goal right now...i do not want another year to pass with that kind of outcome. This is a great place...with lots of support and motivation and I need to make use of that.  

Put out the 2 hummingbird feeders yesterday and 1 little guy/gal has taken it over.....I went out to bring them in for the night ( bears)...and then D told me it was back and looking for the feeders...so as I took them back out  last evening...that little tiny thing buzzed around my head....( it sounded like a loud fan)....and it was happy that it got a brief evening snack...LOL....so they came in for the night...and when we got up at 5:30 this morning..it was out there waiting again...D thinks it's staking its territory.....we sure are enjoying this little character. Guess it doesn't take much to entertain old people...LOL

Total weight loss while on DD = 7.6 pounds ( now that is just sad)...READY TO CHANGE THAT!!!!!

Weight Watcher weekly points available until next tuesday = 33

Daily points available = 23

Meal #1

2 cups black coffee = 0

2/3 cup Fage 0% plain yogurt = 0

1 cup blueberries ( from frozen) = 0

Meal #2

lettuce with 10 croutons and 1T ranch = 4

baked chicken breast 5 ounces = 0

english muffin toasted with spray butter = 4

fresh cherries = 0


used 8 daily points so far ..........15 dailies left for day

Meal #3

Light mozzarella cheese stick = 1

Eat Smart veggiecrisps  1 mini bag = 3

Wild garden snack box garlic hummus and pita chips = 7

4 dates = 0

kims  cinnamon wheat/rice cake = 1


3  daily points left...and they will roll over to weeklies tomorrow


Progress as of today: 7.6 lbs lost so far, only 100.2 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 05/30/2018:
This post makes you sound like a Disney princess, lol!

bearcountrygg on 05/30/2018:
The tiny bird buzzing around my head part...LOL?

horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2018:
hey almost 8lbs while on DD is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bearcountrygg on 05/31/2018:
Need to do better though!!

BearCountryGG - Tuesday May 29, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 245.8

OKAY...I really...really...enjoyed the 4 day holiday...food wise...not wisely eating....but that I enjoyed what I ate.  Apparently that is not a good thing...........I got on the scales today and was pretty unhappy with the outcome .....It's now time for me to get serious....stop playing around...and get this job done and be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve this.  I don't care if I have to white knuckle this...or if I need to make myself suffer a little more....but I'm wasting time...and need to kick things into gear.  I'm ready now......and the heat of summer is pointing out to me that I have to get this thing under control.  

From this moment on....until I reach goal.....I fully intend to suffer, deny myself, starve, and do whatever it takes to weigh 145 pounds or less.  

I know I have a low...slow...metabolism......so that just means I need to eat accordingly...it's not an excuse to gripe....it's a reason to take vitamins...and then eat whatever it takes to lose........

It won't be fun...and it won't  be easy.....but starting today...I'm TOTALLY COMMITTED ....now...lets just get this job done LINDA!!!!! ( great now I'm talking to myself......that's okay too...whatever it takes)

Multi vitamin, extra c. zinc, turmeric, omegas, baby aspirin

Went down the basement and found 2 hummingbird feeders...wonderful way to use up the cane sugar...win...win!

I've also decided to step up my game by weighing in daily...I usually don't do that...but it does put pressure on me to work harder and figure out what is most effective.

Another change is...that while I have used Weight Waters many times in the past...once...very successfully with a 55 pound loss....and many...many times...I have joined and quit...and more recently...I found their website to be an issue...and over charging my Credit card....and they now have a very loosey goosey program with many no point foods...and a lot of people are struggling with it...I do hear that their online site is working better now...finally.....and there is an impact on me when it comes to paying for something...it can work in my favor as far as pushing me to get things done so I can stop paying them.  I have checked out nutrisystem and their food has more fiber than my system can deal with all day every day...( and I still have some of that stuff left to use up slowly)....there is a program here that uses shakes and soups...but I know I don't want to go that route...and its a 2 hr drive.....there is also a TOPS here......but I just don't want to get involved with that....apparently there are some very sketchy participants there...and they drive new members out very quickly.....so I don't want to deal with that.....so...I'm giving Weight watchers another go......$$$$$$ going out is going to help me stay focused.....and it will also force me to weigh and measure....I will just have to keep an eye on the credit card.......good reason to just do it and get it over with....The house is well stocked with WW friendly things...so it's a go!

Signed up for online Weight watchers...my weeks will start on Tuesday....with 23 daily points and 42 weekly points,,,I did it before and I can do it again!!!!!

Meal #1

2 cups black coffee = 0 points

1/2 cup Fage 0% yogurt = 0 points

END OF BREAKFAST and staying out of the kitchen!

Meal #2 Using up leftovers...

4 ounces pork = 4

1 cup peas =0

1 2/3 cup Annies leftover  shells and cheese = 23

leftover fries  = 5

Meal #3

28 cherries = 0

1 1/2 cups blueberries = 0


Glad the leftovers are gone........choices will get better now.

Used up todays points and 9 of my weeklies.No more food for the day!!!!

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 100.8 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 05/29/2018:
The pain and agony of suffering...

I have a growth on my pituitary gland and PCOS which causes me slower weight loss or 'it will be harder for me to lose weight' is what I was told. I like to eat and I don't like pain...I have to come to terms with one or the other. Oh and being lazy doesn't help either. Anyway, I wish you the best of luck and all the motivation you need to accomplish your goal.

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
I had PCOS too...until a hysterectomy.….now it's low thyroid...it's always something....thank you for the encouragement..I think it's time for me to just bite the bullet and get this done.

horn_of_plenty on 05/29/2018:
i hope more birds come once you have the feeders set up...cute!

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
Me too.

happy-1 on 05/29/2018:
What anout Noom? It's supposed to be better than WW.

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
Never heard of them...……..

happy-1 on 05/29/2018:
I might do Noom with you.

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
I already paid for WW....LOL

happy-1 on 05/29/2018:
Oh good! Have fun!!

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:

BearCountryGG - Monday May 28, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

Doesn't look like I'm going to be abe to paint deck furniture today either....rain on it's way today........but I saw my first hummingbird here today at the kitchen window.........D had put his red travel mug on the window sill and the hummingbird apparently thought it was a flower ....so cute.

Meal #1


15 grain bread toasted with spray butter

2 egg

meal #2

pork chop

mushroom rissoto

carrots, celery, cucumbers



Meal #3

cheese and crackers

2 vegetable/fruit lara bars


Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/28/2018:
I saw on the map this morning that northern Wisconsin is getting quite a bit of rain this morning and looked to be heading your way. I don't know if that keeps things cooler or just ramps up the humidity for you (all). My mom would have hummingbirds at her house in Wisconsin. They had flowering vines growing in the trellis that grew on the top of their deck (for shade) and the h-birds just loved it.

I'm debating what to have for breakfast. Yours sounds really yummy...

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
That tiny bird actually took my breath away....it was so cute.

graindart on 05/28/2018:
Remember seeing hummingbirds in northern Canada when we'd go up for the Summers (30 years ago). They were awesome to watch. Did see one a couple years ago on a vacation, but don't see them up were I live now.

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
I had seen a couple downstate...but this was my first one here...guess it s time to get a feeder out for them.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
awww so sweet, i love nature and seeing it and being in it oudoors in the open too! :)

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
They are so tiny...thy look like a large bug.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
today i had pre-cut up celery laying in my fridge from last week's prep i did...so nice to have veggies handy...makes me want to eat them. reading how you had veggies made me think how i did, also. def helps fill the stomach for less calories.

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
Ours had been cut up for 5 days...and were definitely not as fresh as they could be.....UGH

BearCountryGG - Sunday May 27, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

Thunder storms around here....I LOVE a good thunder storm!!!!   

Woke up at 5 and was waiting for D to wake up...and I apparently fell back to sleep and had the weirdest dream about an apartment we used to have .......apparently we put too much heavy furniture in one room and the wall fell down......yup...could  look rght out and see the traffic go by......where did this come from....I was also spoon feeding my daughter in law ....??????   

Anyway................so nice to sleep in my own bed...although I always sleep well in hotels too.....theres

 no place like home!!!!


2 coffee

1 slice 15 grain bread with spray butter

2 eggs


pork chop

peas, carrots

mac and cheese


mango, pineapple, papaya and fresh coconut



BBQ beef in fillo



Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

Innerpeace on 05/27/2018:
I hope that isn't coming my way. I am so sick of the rain, my backyard is turning into a jungle.

bearcountrygg on 05/27/2018:
It could pour everyday for me...I just love a thunder storm.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/27/2018:
lol, we have the storms today!!

michigan sounds lovely in the summer...with the lakes and pool you had as a kid. You said you have no desire to swim now...i don't swim much in the ocean, just go to the beach more for sun and walking on the sand! The one lady i usually go with doesn't like the water and i prefer to go with a friend...so i'll really only go in the water if i'm with someone besides my usual company...which isn't so often! :) yeah, a lot of people just go to the beach to lay there and get sun...walk on the sand...

bearcountrygg on 05/27/2018:
Lots of lakes here......but no swimming for am anymore....Maybe it's more like NO bathing suits for me anymore...LOL

Donkey on 05/27/2018:
They are saying for Chicago, at least, Lake Michigan water is still too cold for diving right in. OK for wading. I'm sure that will change soon, as we have a chain of 5-6 days of SWELTERING heat and humidity.

That's an odd dream. Sometimes my dreams leave me a bit unsettled. What does this mean? What am I trying to work out subconsciously? etc. At least it means you got to sleep :-)

bearcountrygg on 05/27/2018:
Yup...one of those vivid dreams that I can easily remember...I once wrote a song in a vivid dream...still remember that one well too...as well as the song,,,,LOL

happy-1 on 05/27/2018:
I would love a thunderstorm right now!!!

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
More coming here...I have a deck table and chairs to spray paint...and it won't stop raining long enough to do that.....oh well...good thing I love a rainy day!

graindart on 05/28/2018:
Went to bed last night after midnight (wife already asleep). Then woke up a few hours later around 4:30am and couldn't get back to sleep. Laid there for awhile checking the internet on the phone hoping the wife would wake up. Finally just got up for the day around 5:30am. While I'm wide awake now, probably going to feel like crashing around lunch time.

Don't know why the terrible sleep last night, because I normally sleep great at home. Hotels are completely different. I'll average about 4 or 5 hours of toss/turn/sleep at a hotel, versus a solid 7-8 nightly at home. Hoping the cruise is different.

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
The bed at home is always nice to get back too....

BearCountryGG - Saturday May 26, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

Up at my usual time.......started with a black coffee...and will see what they offer at "free breakast"...then heading out north and east...for D's family cemetary stop...then on home...there is no place like home...seriously.  Oldest son called last night and we had a very long nice talk ..............loved that....those sons are all guys...totally....but I love  conversations with them both...I'm one lucky Mom.  

On the way home i ate a bagel...( from hotel)...and finished yesterdays diet coke that spent the night in the car...LOL

Got home at a great time.....noon......and D had some things defrosted...so we are working on those...high carb unfortunately

bbq pork in fillo

about 6 fries


sweet rolls 2 

mango, papaya, pineapple and coconut

definately not a diet food day

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/26/2018:
Home sweet home! How nice that you got a long chat with your son. I'm guilty of not communicating with my mom more often. I feel like I'm intruding on her, which I'm sure is not the case, but that's what stops me from calling her.

I wanted to comment on yesterday's entry (but didn't have time) regarding your experience at the cemetery and the unsafe neighborhood it has become. Wow, that was really scary. It's sad to see communities go down hill. My husband's house where he grew up is like that now.

bearcountrygg on 05/26/2018:
It's sad when cities go that way...of course it is a suburb of Detroit...and that has fallen into terrible decay....but when it's your hometown.....it is terribly sad.....the sons call actually started with a text from me to him asking how his back was ( been having trouble with that)...and in our texting...I told him where I was and the gun shots...and he was worried about where I was staying …..a few miles from the bad area.....in one of my texts...he told me to order a pizza in the evening and have it delivered to the hotel...LOL....I didn't....but he called in the evening to see if I was ok...and if I ordered the pizza he suggested...LOL....and we ended up talking for hours...it was so nice...and he said he hadn't had such a good conversation with anyone in at least 5 years....he also said that his dad and I were his best friends...it was so sweet......and it did both of us good......I say call your mom.....I think she will love it.

BearCountryGG - Friday May 25, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

 Heading out this morning for a overnight...................taking some food with me so I will play it by ear......I've already decided to just go with the flow........I want it to be a relaxing trip...it's a yearly cemetary decorating thing that I have done all of my life....we now decorate  graves of 12 family members........D is heading to his orthopedic surgeon for hopefully his last trip.  Sometimes he goes with me...and sometimes not...I will be going it alone this year....and I don't mind at all.  It's a nice little shopping trip for me too...because I stay at an outlet mall....Love Holiday Inn Express................so.....wlil check back in later.  

EDIT.......Made it down state.....drive was very nice......went to 1st cemetary...and placed my parents and my maternal grandparents flowers...and then headed to Pontiac to put flowers on my brothers and paternal grandparents....it's a very dangerous area....and I may never go back there again...the cemetary it's self is beautiful....but my brothers grave is a long walk back to the back edge...which is bordered by duplexes about 50 feet away...and as I was walking back there...I heard 3 or 4 gunshots...and a lady yell...I'm never coming back to your house again!!!!  This is inner city urban....decay at it's worst....and it may just not be worth going here anymore for the sake of safety.  This is where my parents grew up...and i lived there for my first 10 years,...and when we got married we lived there for a couple of years...but we moved because of the dangers...that is where they first made Pontiacs...my dad worked there his whole career.  My mom passed 3 years ago...so about 4 years ago...I drove her by the house she grew up in...and as we were going down the street...1 man walked out into the street towards us...one sat on the curb...and the 3rd sat on a porch watching....when i realized that they thought we were there to buy drugs...I told my mom that we could never go down that street again...now I'm thinking the cemetary may be off the list too now...sad to see the place we oncce loved go downhill so badly.

After the drive....and then 2 cemetaries...I came to the hotel but my room wasn't ready yet...so I went to get a hamburger, fries and diet coke.......Steak and Shake gives you the calories...so 720 cals for that...drinking water now....I brought snacks so I decided to just stay in the room...I'm exhausted...this mall is gigantic...and I'm not up to it...so relaxing here...good thing  I didn't have to buy anything...LOL

I actually left this morning...but never did get hungry......it's funnyt to me how...I apparently only eat...because of cravings...or the availabilty of food,,,,I brought bananas, the little tuna cracker snack kits...and a pkged waffle..( ready to eat)...and crackers...and was never tempted.  Oh well.....I was like that as a kid too...never had time to eat...unless someone made me sit there...and even then...I still didin't eat always.....guess my hunger radar is broken...LOL

Tomorrow..on to D's family cemetary....which is about an hour and a half from here...but is heading in the homeward direction kind of....so more driving  tomorrow...totally safe area  and not much walking......I think I will sleep  good tonght...not givng in to a nap.

Ended up eating the pkgd waffle I brought...not because I was hungry but because I thought I should.....so the day was 720 plus 249 plus coffee with 2 sugars and 1 creamer.



Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2018:
Good luck to D! and i hope he'll continue his stretching and exercises for many months and years to come :)

Enjoy your outing and shopping and everything else good in which it is!

bearcountrygg on 05/25/2018:
He says he has to go back to doc 1 more time...UGH.....no shopping worn out...just vegging in the hotel....LOL I'm so used to shopping online now...the mall looked like too much work...this thing is gigantic...it's GREAT LAKES CROSSING OUTLET MALL...in Auburn HILLS, MI...it's on the net.

graindart on 05/25/2018:
Hotel stays have derailed my weightloss progress several times over the past few months. I'm drawn to the carb-heavy breakfasts each morning. Not that any of the food is "good", but I still desire to stuff my face with all of the stuff just sitting there for "free".

bearcountrygg on 05/25/2018:
yup....free after we pay....LOL...they do have nice breakfasts here...they offer a lot of things...but I'm not one to want to fill up on a trip...so I usually just get a banana and a oatmeal cup...when D comes...I get him cinnamon rolls..and then he wants mcdonalds breakfast sandwiches..so we stop there on our way out....he eats the cinnamon rolls a couple of hours later. But if I was a big breakfast eater....I would load up too...LOL...I don't blame you...that is apparently one thing with a cruise too...apparently a load of food is offered.

BearCountryGG - Thursday May 24, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

 Liked the scales this morning.........another energetic day....I accomplished so much yesterday....and I plan to do the same today........looks like a nice weekend......I will be on the road heading south.....tomorow....but back on saturday evening...........D's Dr changed his appt to tomorrow...so he will stay behind to deal with that.....otherwise his wait to get back in there would be too long.  So...I will be going on my own....done it before...and it is fine with me.......It's a nice little break for me too.......I stay at a hotel  near where we grew up....and Between visiting 3 cemetaries...I will be doing a lot of shopping.....( hotel is at a outlet mall)....and they have great wifi...so I will check in there too........never enjoy the drive there and back....but done it many many times....and I usually avoid the expressway and take the back roads...takes longer...but a lot less stress for me.  Doing lots of errands all over the place today....but I'm up for it.

EDIT...morning errands done and back home before 10.........bank, gassed up car, bought flowers for the deck and driveway, bought needle nose pliers, and made a donation drop off.  Now doing laundry....put noon foods out to defrost....where did this energy come from???


Meal #1


Fage 0% yogurt



Needed some sugar and salt so got a bit snacky

Meal #2

beef patty on a wheat bun with mustard and dill relish

carrots, celery and cucumbers

tropical fruit bowl ( from frozen) papaya,mango, pineapple and coconut

Cogffee in the evening...counting that salty, sweet, snack as a meal....not hungry soit works just fine.

EDIT...accomplished a lot today...........got everything done that I wanted to do before taking off tomorrow....looking forward to some quiet alone time...and shopping is a plus.....really don't need anything...maybe I will just be window shopping....great outlet mall...plus surrounding stores like target...etc......when D goes we go to nice restaurants...but since I'm going alone this time...it will be most likely fast food...and I've packed some food to take if I would rather do that.....

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2018:
lately i have more energy too...i love that feeling :) good job and you must feel happy. i enjoy being out and about in good weather and crossing things off my list too! :)

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2018:
Lost control a bit this morning...with the salt and sugary stuff....but I'm not eating any more today...so it will basically just be like a meal....I hate when I fall prey to the cravings...but I will say that it cured them.

Donkey on 05/24/2018:
What was the snacky snack?

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2018:
Cheetos, veggie crisps and 4 small pieces of chocolate.

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