BearCountryGG - Friday Jun 12, 2020
Feeling like winter here today....In the 40's.
Slept like a log last night and woke up about an hour and a half later than I usually get up.......For me.....no daytime napping, Having an evening meal or snack, stay up until I'm sleepy before going to bed, and then reading or doing a crossword puzzle in bed until I literally fall asleep while holding the book ( note to self...only read paperbacks in bed, also...climbing into a neatly made bed just helps me sleep better and washing bedding weekly helps keep my allergies in check at night...also...while I can't sleep if I'm cold....I don't sleep well if I'm too hot...so a fan helps too..........
Errands are piling up here...and now we have a hornets nest on the house that needs to be sprayed.......so thinking about possibly heading out to get a few things done........If I can.............D wants to go for a ride...so will see about that.
Scales are good this morning so not counting cals today.........just maintaining is where I will be until I need to make any corrections.........an old friend said something 40 years ago that made all kinds of sense....she said get on the scale daily...if you are under your target weight on on it...eat what you want that day...if you are over...then diet for that day.......weight will never get out of hand and you will never diet for more than one day.....it worked for her...and If I had paid attention to that advise...I never would have gained all of that weight to begin with. NOW....I can take her advice.....apparentlly i'm a slow learner.......but happy to be able to do that now.
Breakfast so far = coffee, breakfast sandwich
Spent all morning running errands......and got home right at lunch time
Since it was a on weight day...i enjoyed pizza and dessert
Over the last hour there has been a lot of police cars sirens and lights flashing flying by......we went for that ride D wanted to go for so that was as good of a reason as any....police all over here...just around the corner........wondering what is going on back there now.
Dinner cold pizza
BearCountryGG - Thursday Jun 11, 2020
Spent a couple of days just getting a lot of things done...tying up loose ends and no counting calories......sometimes counting has a counter productive effect on me...so the best thing to do is to stop counting...get it all out of my system and start again later.........
Realizing that next month it will be time to turn my leased car in again...hard to believe that 3 years have passed...great car...in fact all of the equinox's have been great...and hoping that when next month comes along I can get another one that I love as much...............time to start the online search for that............but...as usual...we will head for our favorite dealer and pick one off the lot and leave in the next one. My current car has less than 8,000 miles on it ....not a scratch, or dent or any damage what so ever...someone will get a great low mileage car with this one.
Stormed all day yesterday so it was a great day for getting things done.....just a little more this morning and I'm finished. During days like that ( tornado watch and downpour)...i like to get dishes and laundry done in case the power goes out...I don't like to use too much electricity when the generac is on......and electricity is out.
Breakfasts have been getting later and later....which seems to end in eating later at night......I do sleep better then though.
Breakfast = coffee, bagel ( last one) and spray butter
Lunch steak, green beans, brown rice and scones
BearCountryGG - Monday Jun 08, 2020
Stayed up late last night to watch the recorded my 90 day fiance tell all.........One of my favorite programs. Once in a while they work out but boy....some people are sure trusting.
Slept well and got up late this morning.
Continuing cleaning out a closet today and hopefully finish it.....sure made a mess doing that yesterday.
Lunch = steak and cheese on a bagel, tiny amts of lasagna and barley lentils, and whole bag of lentil snaps...OMG...1,112 cals
Dinner = crystal light and yogurt = 150
And then.........had a bagel, butter, almond butter, cream cheese, 3 sesame candies, and an RX bar.....................UGH
BearCountryGG - Sunday Jun 07, 2020
Slept really well last night and got a good 7 hours........no naps yesterday...and no falling asleep in the evening in a chair......breaking my nap habit hasn't been easy.....and will probably be an ongoing battle...but the full nights sleep does so much more for me...more REM sleep is just more important for me......
Woke up full of energy again..........and ready to get the things on yesterdays To Do list finished....sitting here in my office with the window open and notice 3 amish horse and buggies going down the road.......followed by a big truck with a huge travel trailer........horses can only trot just so fast....and they are moving up the middle of the road...holding the truck and trailer behind them.........My mind wonders what the truck driver is thinking right about now......is it...COOL...look at the amish families going to church....look at the buggy and all the little kids with their faces up against the glass watching us.......or is he thinking #*&^%$#$#$..I could have been to town by now...LOL....little does he know that on Sunday mornings the roads around here are literally full of horse and buggies all going to church ( which moves around week by week from one different home to another.)
Anyway...it's cool out...green, and the birds are singing and time for me to get moving.
Breakfast = coffee, leftover black beans and corn from yesterday = 127 cals
Lunch = green beans, lasagna, iced tea and goodness knows bar = 610
Late afternoon/evening = cliff bar and almond butter bar = 420 cals
Total cals for the day = 1,159
BearCountryGG - Saturday Jun 06, 2020
Up and motivated to get doing something productive.
Lunch = sloppy joe, barley and green lentils, black beans, corn and a fruit cup -= 737 cals
Evening = dries apples, breakfast bar, minin pkg annies cookies = 420
cals for the day 1,500
Need to get the things done that I didn't complete yesterday
Take everything by stairs down to basement = some done
do all llaundry and put it away = DONE
plan the days menu DONE
make bed DONE
Get everything out that needs to be mended /buttons etc and get it done
Clean the stove and kitchen DONE
Check orders DONE
go get the mail DONE
Quick swipe around clean bathrooms to keep them that way
Clean up some older bins/bleach DONE
BearCountryGG - Friday Jun 05, 2020
coffee, coconut yogurt, fruit cup = 142 cals
Lunch = Sloppy joe with cheese, carrots corn and crystal light = 803 cals
Evening snack = pomegranate tea, pop corn, mini kind bar, fruit nut bar, mini bag annies cookies = 540
Calories today = 1485
Goal 1,200 to 1,300 cals a day
Reading .......The Prophet by Kahlill Gibran....for the umpteenth time
Todays to do's
Mail bill DONE
File paperwork DONE
Make bed DONE
Plan menu and get food from freezer DONE
Check on orders DONE
Wash all bathroom and pet rugs DONE
Clean kitchen DONE
Clean Bathrooms DONE
Take all things to basement that are at stairs
Get mail DONE
Ended up on the phone with family 2X today.....so will get to the other stuff this afternoon
BearCountryGG - Thursday Jun 04, 2020
Slept really well last night....and plan to have an active day.......no naps...no matter how much I want one...it would be out of habit only and none really needed today...on another note......I got my coffee and turned on the den room light to watch the news and a gigantic spider ran sideways across the wall......we never were able to find him......the subconscious is amazing...the clothes I picked today were pants with snug cuffs at the bottom, socks, a thick shirt....LOL...self preservation....I hope he shows himself soon....the vaccum and a kleenex are ready and waiting for him.
Working on master bedroom and bath today......and whatever else I have time to get to.
My goal daily is to stay busy......no napping, save my reading and TV for the evening......I have so many delay tactics that I really want to stop doing. Routines/structure has often fallen by the wayside.....and that doesn't serve me well.........I need to rebuild productive routines or I snap right back to lazy behaviour and sloppy eating.
I watched some MY 600 POUND LIFE last night and it was a strong reminder of how excuses were made for unproductive behaviour....the Dr...repeatedly called her on them....( she insistred that she was eating 1,200 cals a day, she refused to walk except when the PT was there, she used oxygen even when the DR said she didn't need it, she insisted she was having a heart attack and was very dramatic in his office when she felt trapped...he sent her to the hospital and she was fine. Her friend lived with her to be her caretaker, BUT...the thing that jumped out at me the most was that all of her clothing looked like it was made from fabric made for babies and young children....in my opinion she was a 650 pound baby, dressed like it, threw tantrums like it, demanded that everything be done for her like it, laid there helpless like a baby while everyone else did all of the work.)..........Babies are cute......650 pound women wearing baby clothes are not cute at all.
It pointed out to me in a different way how my subconscious mind pushes me to take the easy way out.......
Breakfast - black coffee, oatmeal and premier protein shake = 322 cals
Lunch = large hamburger = 673 cals
Dinner = yogurt and a fruit cup = 140
days total = 1,135 cals
Just talked to sister in law who said her doctor was in the hospital with covid.....so her appointment will be cancelled......and she is in a Detroit suburb where we all grew up, lived and worked....I've only been out of there for 5 years...so high rates there.
According to this I still have a little work to do.
BearCountryGG - Wednesday Jun 03, 2020
Another beautiful day here..........walked a bill to the mailbox and the temp is a perfect 70 degrees.
Spent some time online placing some orders for D.......I swear...that man is shopping more than I am now.
4 phone calls by son B this morning before 7:30....LOL....of course we answer any time day or night and now they literally call any time day or night.......LOL....son T called D during that time too....LOL....shones going crazy today....but one has to go to work and the other will be out cutting wood and getting their garden ready......soit's the best time for them I guess.
Laundry started.........garbage ready to take to the road.......need to get on with everything else.
Breakfast, coffee, toasted bagel with butter and cream cheese....and crystal light lemon.
D went to store to get hangers to put up fans in the dogs kennels......they will appreciate that come july.
D got a very large picture hung over the bed that has been waiting for quite awhile.
BearCountryGG - Tuesday Jun 02, 2020
Had to go pick up some perishables yesterday.........all emplyees and me in masks....the store was empty because it was 7:45.....but they were putting groceries out....still aisles with mostly bare shelves. Limits on meat packages at 4 total.....so had to get some from frozen food area again....no TP...only tiny packages of kleenex.....no shower cleaner or antibacterial cleqaning wipes. saw only 2 other shoppers. Didn't buy a lot......
It is a beautiful day....bright and green....after an all night rain......and my summer quandry continues...ac inside...so need to drress warm ( hypothyroid)...warm outside...so need to dress in cooler clothes.....and so it goes.
D was taking dogs to vet yesterday for their shots....but decided last minute to just go to the farm store and buy them and give them himself....so we got all dogs done in a few minutes and a lot less cost......he wasn't happy about sitting in the waiting room and I don't blame him.
A house nearby that we had once been interested in,(back in 2013) we hear is going up for sale again.......more remote and off the road and the idea of moving is a bit overwhelming now...when we were younger...it was easy...now....really daunting. We will have to wait and see how we feel when they actually put it on the market. There would be no racing up and down the road by quad runners and motorcycles....no dust rolling over the house...and a lot more peace and quiet....not to mention no stairs or steps, flatter land, and a much nicer kitchen......will have to wait and see when the time comes....but...I'm not sure we are up to it.
Food is already wonky today...so not even counting it or giving it any thought at all today. allergies are wild...bloodshot itchy eyes are todays allergy gift.
Found this yesterday and thought it was interesting.
BearCountryGG - Saturday May 30, 2020
A little bit of news went a long way this morning......turned that off and doing some things that are more productive.
Coffee with sf skinny syrup and water with crystal light so far along with a multiple vitamin, extra c, extra D, extra omega, zinc, elderberry, turmeric and a baby aspirin.....
Not hungry so not eating yet......lately that has been an issue...old habits creep back in so easily........fighting that off again.......there is no way that I allow old bad habits to sabotage what I have done...............They say only 5% of people who lose weight can keep it off indefinately......with that in mind........I can't let my guard down.....so I wait...for hunger and won't eat just because it's breakfast time.
coffee = 4
skinny syrup = 0
crystal light drink mix = 10
instant cream of wheat = 260
2 sizzle steaks =365
1/2 cup fried mashed potattoes/butter = 155
red/yellow peppers = 25
chicken tenders sauteed with a few pepper strips in olive oil = 225