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BearCountryGG - Friday Feb 02, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation)
Weight: 228.0

Just really disgusted with myself......late last night started a chip and chex mix problem...that carried over to this morning when I had chocolate aqnd muffins for breakfast...........I'm hobbling around with a hip that has plagued me for sometime......( never spend you sitting down time sitting on one hip with a leg tucked under you...you will pay in your old age)....so.....this morning...with my caffeine high...and my sugar high..and some tylenol... I'm hoping to get some things done around here...I have a mountain of CLEAN laundry waiting to be folded and put away...I have a dishwasher LOADED with CLEAN dishes that need to be put away and a load of dirty ones to start...........I have boxes of canned goods that need to be sorted and put away.....and I'm finding it a bit overwhelming.......I'm hoping the tylenol kicks in pretty soon because schwans is coming today and they have a 4 hour window...so I need to watch for him too......and rearrange the freezer.  I

I just can't figure out if I am self sabbotaging...or if I just don't want to eat what it takes to get to a healthy weight.

Still before 9 AM....thought  I wanted a morning nap...fell asleep and woke 5 minutes later to a noise that was just the furnace coming on....all that sugar and caffeine made me jumpy I guess.......so I got back up and got some of my work done...tylenol  is working thankfully......just feel all ticked off and bloated..........I've already had it with today and it's just getting strted...UGH!

Canned goods put away, dishwasher unloaded and reloaded and running....1 more load of laundry done to add to the mountain....that will have to wait for awhile.  Bed made, boxes ready to take to garage....thankful for a man with matches...LOL

Lunch was mixed fruit bowl and nuts and a handful of cereal

Dinner...not hungry...so not eating

 

 

Progress as of today: 27.4 lbs lost so far, only 83 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 02/02/2018:
It sounds like you are cold, sore and hungry and you just need comfort food when you are under physical strain. Like you need to plan healthy comfort food first and do calories later... like cut out the gluten and sugar and any sugar free substitutes and then let your palette adjust. I can't control what I eat when I drink diet coke, etc.

bearcountrygg on 02/02/2018:
Once the Tylenol kicked in I actually felt good......but you are correct...I'm eating the wrong things when I'm not feeling good.


horn_of_plenty on 02/02/2018:
it took me MANY MANY years to get back to the weight i like...i got there once when i was around 22-24...then it got away from me with a shift in careers. and only around the past two years did i get back to the exact weight...almost reached it at 29-30 but then got injured so it was a rough slope between 30yrs old until 33 yrs old...and finally success.

bearcountrygg on 02/02/2018:
The time does need to be right....when I lost 55 pounds before the only food that was a problem for me was granola bars.....now it seems that there are at least 50 things getting in the way...LOL


happy-1 on 02/02/2018:
I try to stash healthy junk food for when I don't feel good and want to just eat something to feel better. Thus I buy cauliflower pizza, nitrate free hot dogs, hot wings, turkey burger patties, edamame pasta... And then I also make the breakfast cookies, muffins, etc. to curb my bread cravings. I do have some M&Ms and individual packets of Double Stuffed Oreos in my bear barrel for camping nights but haven't hit those so far.

I still fail and eat pizza but not as much. My thing I need to not eat is chicken ramen noodles... Bad Bad Bad... but oh so good. They are such a vital thing for camping I can't not buy them and then I can't not eat them.

bearcountrygg on 02/02/2018:
When I was a kid the stores were all small...because there weren't that many things to sell.....now...the options are endless and they are all so tempting...I do have lots of healthy stuff here....but it isn't tempting me...LOL....I do feel better now..and I'm back in control.


Maria7 on 02/02/2018:
Hope you get to feeling better. We all eat things we usually have on the 'avoid' list from time to time, I know I do. Hope you have a good evening. Your progress has been FANTASTIC!!! Smile!

bearcountrygg on 02/02/2018:
Thank you Maria



BearCountryGG - Thursday Feb 01, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation)
Weight: 228.0

 Another good scale day...I feel like I have the weight on the run now...passed that dreaded plateau...and once over that hump it gets easier.  I'm going to try to stay away from the scales for awhile.....I do bettr not weighing usually...I'm working more on intuitive eating and feeding the cravings in moderation and if I do that right...the weight will go anyway.  

Breakfast

coffee

biscuit and sausage gravy ( small serving)

Snack

Muffin

Coconut chips

Lunch

 baked chicken breasts, salad and rice a roni

Dinner

will be mixed fruit salad and walnuts

Evening, chips, chex mix

Progress as of today: 27.4 lbs lost so far, only 83 lbs to go!

graindart on 02/01/2018:
Congrats on the loss. It's always a motivational boost when I drop to a new number range.

bearcountrygg on 02/01/2018:
Thank you...I have to keep mixing things up...that seems to keep me losing.


horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2018:
yep weight will go for sure....you made a little extra change and it's going again - good job!

bearcountrygg on 02/01/2018:
Thanx


innerpeace on 02/01/2018:
Great job, I'm glad you found something that works for you. I was watching a news magazine and they were discussing restrictive feeding. The lady would only eat between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. and then stop. She said that it took the body so much time to digest food and then it would work on using stored fat. She was saying she lost almost 50 pounds after she stopped eating at 2 pm.

Never mind I don't think this would work with your low sugar.

bearcountrygg on 02/01/2018:
It does actually work....some days I can get away with it.....other days I can just use hard candy or some sugar in water...I've done it....I think the hardest part is the evening....reflux can happen at night with it too....but it is an option.


Donkey on 02/01/2018:
Love today's menu! Especially dinner - sounds so light and tasty.

bearcountrygg on 02/02/2018:
That was a huge bag of frozen fruit....but it is good and we are still working on it...LOL



BearCountryGG - Wednesday Jan 31, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation)
Weight: 229.0

 Loved the scale this morning...and broke another barrier...it's been awhile since I was in the 220's.  It's coming off slowly...but I like that...I'm not giving up any food or food group...lost a lot before that way and it's still working....I know I would never be happy cutting entire food groups out of my life....eating what I'm craving and eating small portions is the way I like it.  I get grumpy when my choices are restricted....and I like to be happy....I'm too darn old to spend the last few years I have left wanting something I can't have.  

Breakfast

coffee

sausage gravy on biscuit

Snack

Banana

Lunch

Garden salad

1 cookie

Dinner

walnuts

mango, pineapple, peach, and strawberries

Progress as of today: 26.4 lbs lost so far, only 84 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 01/31/2018:
Good for you! Great job.

bearcountrygg on 01/31/2018:
THNX


horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2018:
BCGG this is great news.....it's good that you are doing it in moderation and not a rush to get there! wooohoo.... over 20lbs so far for you, that's GREAT!

yes, i wouldn't recommned cutting anything completely....it is NOT necessary except for an allergic or major health reason from dr.

i am bad with restriction too...and i tend to go overboard after trying to restrict.

keep on!

bearcountrygg on 01/31/2018:
Smaller portions are the key for me.


Donkey on 01/31/2018:
Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you!!! "Everything in moderation" truly is the best way to live, if one can do it. It takes a lot of hard work, but it seems like you're on your way to mastering it.

bearcountrygg on 02/01/2018:
It actually wasn't that hard...I decided that a taste was better than never having something again.


Donkey on 01/31/2018:
PS Commented on yesterday's entry.

bearcountrygg on 02/01/2018:
ok


horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2018:
smaller portions of carbs and meats and fats are key for me too....what i like to use for filling up is the veggies, as you know :) same thing as you that portions are what help me.

bearcountrygg on 02/01/2018:
Somewhere along my lifetime the portions became something that they never had been before...and I believe that it started with Mickey D's supersizing....I lost sight of what a serving really was.



BearCountryGG - Tuesday Jan 30, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation)
Weight: 231.2

Truck going in  for repairs today...so a couple of trips to the town to the north to cart D back and forth..............other than that....?

 

Breakfast 

coffee

plain 0% yogurt with apple butter and walnuts

Snack

banana

Lunch

chicken with peppers and onions

sweet potatoes

Evening

peanut butter and crackers

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 24.2 lbs lost so far, only 86.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 01/30/2018:
usually with me that's how it is too...eat little one day, so the next day hungrier.

good luck with truck repairs.

bearcountrygg on 01/30/2018:
Should be able to pick truck up this afternoon....lights are going crazy....kinda like life...LOL


horn_of_plenty on 01/30/2018:
chicken with peppers and onions also sounds fabulous!

bearcountrygg on 01/30/2018:
Schwans cooked chicken strips and Schwans roasted peppers and onions...way too easy...LOL


horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2018:
seriously nothing wrong with making some things easy.


Donkey on 01/31/2018:
My mom LOVES Schwann's! Schwann's was very helpful in her weight loss journey - and even more so for her maintenance journey.

When my folks moved to Vegas, she decided she wasn't going to start up Schwann's again. That didn't last very long, I tell ya... LOL!

bearcountrygg on 02/01/2018:
Schwans is AMAZING!!!! I had it years ago and stopped....but picked it up again years later too....their stuff is very well packaged...and they have a lot of heart healthy choices.....they come here again tomorrow...and I ALWAYS make sure I have room in the freezer for them!!



BearCountryGG - Monday Jan 29, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation)
Weight: 231.2

Up at 5 per usual....D heading out to the dentist very early....but it's an hours drive either way.......so I will have a little peace and quiet for awhile...LOL...my plans for the day are to basically stay on my feet...and clean and empty drawers etc...and toss some more stuff...either to the trash or to the car to drop off at a donation center.....I also need to do some reorganizing in the food pantry......and a sticky chili sauce container tipped over in the fridge and made a huge mess...that I didn't want to deal with yesterday....so I put a paper towel over it and carried on...my guess is that that paper towel is firmly bonded to the shelf today....LOL ....so...that's the deal around here......   

Coffee

raisin toast with butter

Peanut butter

cookies

sweet potatoes

banana

taco meat in small tortilla

plain 0% yogurt

mixed berries

walnuts

Progress as of today: 24.2 lbs lost so far, only 86.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 01/29/2018:
Looking at your food in the two earlier entries, i notice something that as been happening to myself.

lately, i don't eat that many veggies at home, seems the more i stray from them, the more i do NOT want them. and with chocolate, the more i make a habit of having it, the more i want it. so what i'm saying is, it's so hard to break old habits...and have more veg, more fruit (you don't really need that much fruit- just 1-2 pcs each day...) but yeah, seems my eating has changed and isn't so hot ...i'm trying to make it better...more healthy sweet potatoes / squash...and once again less sweets. keep on...

i have a dentist appt also today. i hope all goes well for your D. My dentist is actually walking distance. I will prob walk straight there from the bus, actually. Better than going home first and into my car..It's seriously 10 min walk from my apt!

good luck cleaning the sauce....i would totally have done the same lol....i'm always putting things on the backburner...but this weekend for the first time i actually did things according to a semi-plan where i told myself that by 10:30am sunday i'd start cleaning a specific task, and things went more according to plans and i got a lot done...seems i always do better with a set schedule!

enjoy your day home, pray for no cavities for both me and D.

i don't think i have a cavity...we shall see!

bearcountrygg on 01/29/2018:
It's funny...I have really had an aversion to veggies for the last couple of years.......carbs have become my go to food...and it's definitely not good.


horn_of_plenty on 01/29/2018:
Very nice mix of proteins, carbs, fats...loving the nuts and tasty meat in tortilla...very good job.

bearcountrygg on 01/29/2018:
Some days I'm hungry and some days I'm not...I had a feeling it would be a hungry days because yesterday I wasn't interested really...somehow it all evens out.


horn_of_plenty on 01/29/2018:
i love small tortillas although i admit lately i'm sick of them so will be switching to something a hair different.

love that cinnamon raisin bread lol...so tasty when it's toasted

bearcountrygg on 01/29/2018:
Raisin bread is gone now...I will miss it! LOL


Maria7 on 01/29/2018:
Hope you have a good day. That sauce has been 'waiting' on you. Smile!

bearcountrygg on 01/29/2018:
THAT was a big mess!


Donkey on 01/29/2018:
I will admit that I do not know much about being hypoglycemic, although I remember my high school friend having a problem with this. She said that protein was her go-to, e.g. an apple with peanut butter.

So I guess my question is, does your snacks have to be cookies or potato chips? Can the snacks be something with more nutritional value and protein? Not a criticism, but an honest question. Please don't hate me :-(

bearcountrygg on 01/30/2018:
LOL Could NEVER hate you! The protein doesn't work for me...only something with high sugar does it quickly...and I usually need it to work quickly...my daughter in law responds well to protein and I wish I did too...but no go for me...I also had a boss that could use protein....Their sugar seemed to drop slowly...mine takes fast nose dives....They got light headed....I get headaches and fast mood changes...it's almost like 2 different problems....it's weird.



BearCountryGG - Sunday Jan 28, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation)
Weight: 232.0

No putting it off any longer.....it's grocery shopping day for the perishables...and some of D's testing supplies and it's pure ice here until I can at least get to a blacktop road ....th warm temps yesterday put a layer of water on the ice...so this will be  a lot of fun.  The flu has shut many things down here so I'm hoping to get the stuff fast and get out.  

Coffee, egg, raisin toast

Sugar cookies

Tacos

coffee

banana

not too hungry today....

 

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 87 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 01/28/2018:
Be careful with the ice.

bearcountrygg on 01/29/2018:
It worked out ok, thank you!


Donkey on 01/28/2018:
Ugh, I hate it when I absolutely have to go out and the weather is bad. Colder temps are coming our way too this week. Brr... This morning the sun was out and it looked so inviting, until I heard how cold it was outside. By midday, the clouds had taken over but still very cold. I'll stick to the indoors, thanks.

bearcountrygg on 01/29/2018:
I'm back indoors today...good opportunity to get some things done.


happy-1 on 01/28/2018:
Trade you! Hot and dry here in LA.

bearcountrygg on 01/29/2018:
Okay...I'll trade.....



BearCountryGG - Saturday Jan 27, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation)
Weight: 232.0

I'm going to have a quieter day today.....going to spend some time watching TV...and just relaxing....yesterday wore me out.

 

coffee 

yogurt with berries and walnuts 

Potato chips

cookie

Chicken with onions and peppers

potato

cookie

Tuna salad and crackers

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 87 lbs to go!

Donkey on 01/27/2018:
Great idea - My quiet day is tomorrow :-) It's been quite a week for me, so quiet might do me well.

bearcountrygg on 01/27/2018:
The day went by quickly...it was a nice quiet one...and did some napping too.



BearCountryGG - Friday Jan 26, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation)
Weight: 232.0

 Slept in a little bit this morning because I thought D was going for blood work....but he changed his mind...and is letting it wait a bit...his sugar numbers are doing better and better.  Between the 2 of us we had 3 parents with diabetes......and he and I have basically eaten the same things...and yet he is diabetic...and I have low sugar....odd how that worked.  In the past I had to eat sugar to keep my levels up.......but yesterday carrots and berries helped me...so I ate berries this morning to try to head a drop off.....

BREAKFAST

coffee, plain yogurt, mixed berries, walnuts......

Staying home...doing laundry including curtains..UGH....some deliveries due today....and cleaning...so busy day.

SNACK Parmesan crisps 4, chocolate, Little Bites Cake

LUNCH had a late lunch of a garden salad....that junky snack filled me up

DINNER Red pepper tomato soup and cookies and tea

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 87 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 01/26/2018:
some of the diabetes i guess is genetic then. glad you do not have that problem too...it's sooooo widespread.

bearcountrygg on 01/26/2018:
Both of D's parents were diabetic and both of his sisters are to the point the one that is 66 has had amputations and is going blind...My Grandfather and Mother were diabetic....I'm just the only one with LOW blood sugar.....but I would definitely rather deal with that....then HIGH.


horn_of_plenty on 01/26/2018:
lol, if people are being in treats, i'm going to be eating them!....

bearcountrygg on 01/26/2018:
Enjoy with a limit.


horn_of_plenty on 01/26/2018:
yes agreed that low is better than high....

and yes, trying to enjoy within limits...better for me mentally than a full denial right now.


happy-1 on 01/26/2018:
Don't you wish you had a watch that read your sugar levels and told you when to eat some sugar?

bearcountrygg on 01/26/2018:
That would be nice...Today was a hypoglycemia mess...the more active I am the more it dips. Ended up having to feed it for about 6 hours....Tried to cut back on meal calories to compensate.....


happy-1 on 01/26/2018:
Sounds like you need to swap your breakfast carbs for sweet potato or beans so they break down slower. Like healthy huevos rancheros? No-lard refried beans, onions and green peppers, topped with enchilada sauce, then crack in a couple of eggs whole and stick in the oven. Heat stuff before you crack in the eggs so you don't have to overbake the eggs. Top with salsa. If yoi need fast sugar to go with it... oatmeal egg and cottage cheese in a blender with baking soda, vanilla, salt. Pour out in a pancake batter then roll in cinnamon sugar for a churro

bearcountrygg on 01/27/2018:
I was hoping that adding the berries and walnuts to the yogurt would help...and I was ok....but the more active I am the more it drops...sitting around keeps it more stable but isn't healthy....frustrating...I will keep your ideas in mind...I do have all of that stuff.



BearCountryGG - Thursday Jan 25, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation)
Weight: 232.4

Up at 5 as usual and drinking my coffee as usual....and woke up thinking of yogurt....LOL....not hungry...but thinking of yogurt..............I'll wait for hunger to kick in...I have the plain 0% on hand thankfully.

BREAKFAST

coffee  and after being up 4 and a half hours...finally ate the yogurt...this brand is a store brand and it wasn't Greek....I decided I like Greek better....but it was yogurt....the yogurt of my apparent dreams this morning...LOL

 

It's so funny....I'm thinking that beef stew again today for lunch...but I suspect it's because of the carrots...I never crave carrots!!!!!  Maybe I need vitamin A.  How did I ever get so lost that I began stuffing myself with junk and shut off my ability to realize what my body needed?

   I knew exactly what I needed 30 years ago...and shopped accordingly...and ate accordingly....and then the stress happened......( we had to make the decision to move a very dangerous adopted child from our house, which actually took over 3 years of various different types of help for her, which eventually all failed).....and all the while we were barricading ourselves in the bedroom at night so she couldn't hurt us in our sleep, and staying vigilant all day so that we knew when she was setting fires in the house etc......and I just realized that we had been continually looking for help for her but never got any kind of therapy for ourselves ( D and I)....and now looking back I can see why D got an ulcer and I gained weight...WHY WOULDN'T WE?????  This place DD...has been so cathartic for me......writing feelings and putting them down so I can reread them has opened up so many thoughts for me...and may explain many things.

LUNCH

Beef stew, hummus, mini protein crackers

SNACK

3 parmesan crisps and some pb and j bites ( whole foods)

DINNER WILL BE

baked chicken  breast, roasted carrots and onions, mixed berries

 

Progress as of today: 23 lbs lost so far, only 87.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 01/25/2018:
Lately, i've been craving yogurt, so finally buying it and enjoying it again. for many months, like a year, i was sick of it...now i'm buying it and even the flavored ones even though they are high in sugar, i find them really satisfying after dinner like a dessert.

bearcountrygg on 01/25/2018:
Good source of calcium....builds bones and teeth!!!!


horn_of_plenty on 01/25/2018:
that's true....and at both our ages, it at least maintains bones and teeth lol..the building of it has stopped - for both of us!

bearcountrygg on 01/25/2018:
Good point....in this point in my life I hope it's filling in holes in my bones...LOL


horn_of_plenty on 01/25/2018:
i am not sure it's possible!? i seriously think we get what we get during our growth phases maybe lasting till we are in our early 20's...and for some reason i was told you only lose after that or work to maintain!

bearcountrygg on 01/25/2018:
Darn it!


horn_of_plenty on 01/25/2018:
Greek yogurt is much healthier, too! Especially if you eat the 2% and add your own fruit and get the plain yogurt, not already sweetened. however, even if you do get a sweetened variety, Greek is better! good job liking Greek!

Good for you on enjoying the cooked carrots! They have all the sugar you need, but are healthy, YES. Much better choice than cakes / cookies and other processed things. Great job to you!



BearCountryGG - Wednesday Jan 24, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation)
Weight: 232.4

Intuitive eating in moderation was my life...and I feel like I just took my life back...after so long....maybe the planets just aligned for me again...I feel like I once again can control  food and just eat what my body needs.

Of course it's only been one day...but I was definately in control of eating and the feeling continues today and I love it.

1.  Wait to feel hunger

2.   When hungry think about what I WANT to eat

3.  Wait at least 20 minutes...

4.  Prepare the food craving and put a very small portion on my plate, eat slowly.  

5.  Stop eating when satisfied and no longer hungry

6.  Find something else to do

BREAKFAST

coffee 2  

1 pkt of maple instant oatmeal at around 9:30

LUNCH

Beef stew and a small apple

DINNER

chicken with peppers and onions, rice pilaf , 1 pkg of Little Bites cake

Progress as of today: 23 lbs lost so far, only 87.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 01/24/2018:
you can do it....don't think of it like it "was"....talk like it is now too....you can do this...proud of you so far. don't ever give up.

bearcountrygg on 01/24/2018:
I feel 100% in control now and I have to wonder if permanently severing the Weight Watcher tie is what finally clicked in my head.

bearcountrygg on 01/24/2018:
I had been looking at ww as something I needed to succeed..because I had lost 55 on it before....I feel free of that now.


innerpeace on 01/24/2018:
Good luck! Sounds like a great plan!

bearcountrygg on 01/24/2018:
Thanx!


Maria7 on 01/24/2018:
Good plan. Makes sense. :-)

bearcountrygg on 01/24/2018:
Suddenly it's easy and I'm not exactly sure why....


horn_of_plenty on 01/24/2018:
Oh and beef stew sounds so tasty ! I still need to learn to cook chicken soup !

bearcountrygg on 01/24/2018:
Love those 1 dish meals!


Donkey on 01/24/2018:
Well done! Once again, I have trouble with step 4, but I did think of you at dinner time, maybe because I made an eclectic variety of foods for dinner, in an "intuitive" approach.

Tomorrow night, I will try to think of you again, and think along the lines of "eat slower". I can do this - with you!


happy-1 on 01/25/2018:
That's a lot of self control and limited calories!

bearcountrygg on 01/25/2018:
I don't know who kidnapped the real Me and replaced her with someone else....but I LIKE IT!!!! Separating from WW permanently was a GREAT THING!



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