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BearCountryGG - Saturday Feb 17, 2018

Weight: 224.4

Spent most of yesterday getting rid of a computer virus........It's funny how some time without a computer...( and even a phone when I forget to keep it with me momentarily)....makes me feel so helpless.......I grew up in the times of party lines......and home phones only...I remember when my Dad came home and told me that G.M.  had a computer and it took up a whole room....I remember when D. came home with a bag phone from work...that was broken...and how shocked I was with it's existance at all.... .....and now I am so dependant...on both things within arms reach at all times.  Life used to be so different......we were talking and reminiscing yesterday.....and what came out of that was that in our day...D. had matches in his pocket in grade school...because at home he was responsible for burning the trash.........high schoolers had trucks in the parking lot with a gun in a rack in the rear window for hunting....and yet...no one ever thought of using either those matches or guns to kill classmates...or anyone for that matter.....In my dads childhood back in the 30's and 40's...the style for boys in his city was a pair of boots that contained a pocket for a knife...he coveted those...but his family was too poor to get them for him...and he never stopped talking about those...D had a knife in grade school that he whittled sticks with, he had that in his pocket in grade school   and never considered stabbing someone.  

During my childhood the go to diet plate at the dimestore snack counter and any restaurant...was simple...it was a letuce leaf with cottage cheese and a canned peach......and that is what dieters ate....and in my recollection....we were never obsessed with dieting..because when we added a few pounds we went to the diet plate until we lost them......we didn't  obsess or count calories.......and today...canned peaches are definately not diet foods....yet they  worked......because we knew instinctively that when we cut quantity and choices...we lost weight......and I personally miss those days........we survived...we thrived...we were relaxed and happy....and today...it is so stressful and different.....

And disecting that diet plate is interesting...it contained cottage cheese for protein, fat and calcium, the peach swam in sugar before it hit the plate ( we had no low fat or sugar free canned fruit in those days)...and then that lowly iceberg lettuce leaf........and we quickly lost weight.  We knew to eat less and to limit our choices temporarily....not for life....just until the weight comes off...and then it was life and eating as usual....and people didn't wait until they were many pounds overweight...they started that regimine when they were up 10 pounds or less....there was no yoyoing then...and in fact the only diets commercially were pills ( which eneded up getting some people addicted to them).......the diet plate was the go too answer........but no one made money on that.....there were no commercials...or diet centers to go to....no books even....just the diet plate........so easy......so inexpensive, so simple.....and I have to wonder...I for one wonder why and how I ever got caught up in the dieting merry go round.......when I weighed 125...I went to WW for the first time...and they debated as to if I was even elegible to join because I weighed 125 at 5 foot 4....and the dieting habit was set in motion.....

I think it was good for me to have a day to reflect....I think I have made life too difficult by counting calories and feeling guity about what I ate...and what I didn't eat...and what diet book I was reading...and joining WW 30 times and succeeding only once.  Buying nutrisystem and slim fast...and joining the Weight Loss Center which allowed me 400 calories per day...and monitored me for ketosis......I know that in my life...I have been a person that basically conformed....I had my morals which I maintain, I have my lifestyle and I do what needs to be done....but when it comes to food...I rebel....my Mother used to say she didn't want anyone telling her what to eat.......she ate the diet plate.....and never counted calories....it was quick and easy and she tolerated that...but no other diet.....and she controlled her weight that way.....but...there was no money to be made that way...so it went out of favor...and dieting became a money maker........sooooo

So.........I've decided to put the fitday disc away......and I put the ww calculater away...and the diet books....and I'm going to even try to forget what I eat each day.......dieting makes me fat....rebelling against dieting makes me fat........overeating makes me fat and thinking about dieting makes me obsessed which in turn makes me rebel....knowing this...........tells me that I have to get off the diet train...it makes me fat.

That said.....I really enjoy this group........and I'm not going anywhere...I love to read your stories...and see what you are eating and I enjoy commenting on your lives......I'll be here,...in a different capacity though...I will try to not talk about what I eat...or even what I weigh.............I have to take the power away from food.....

Bless anyone who has the fortitude to read this until the end......You are a wonderful group of friends!!!!!!!

Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 79.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/17/2018:
I'm glad that you are not leaving! I appreciate your feedback, and I like to hear about your days and weather and thoughts and such.

Your new approach is very interesting. I totally get what you mean about dieting making you fat. That's one reason why I wanted to get away from the protein powder shakes I was having for breakfast. Real food is best. Have some back-ups for those "off the deep end" days - e.g. 100 calorie popcorn packs... Maybe the deep end isn't an issue for you. Just saying, for an example.

I think it's important to remember that these things, like WW, a FitBit, etc. -- they are all tools to accomplish a goal. Once the "tools" start becoming "rules", then it's time to put them away.

bearcountrygg on 02/17/2018:
It is funny how I can toe the line on everything else in life...but not food....I become such a rebel...maybe it's just the one thing that I allow myself to mess up...not sure...but it is a game I need to stop playing. I do have the 100 cal packs...and I will remember to use them.

happy-1 on 02/20/2018:
Lol, read Donkey's comment and panicked for a sec that you are bailing on DD! Glad to hear you are not.

"So.........I've decided to put the fitday disc away......and I put the ww calculater away...and the diet books....and I'm going to even try to forget what I eat each day.......dieting makes me fat....rebelling against dieting makes me fat........overeating makes me fat and thinking about dieting makes me obsessed which in turn makes me rebel....knowing this...........tells me that I have to get off the diet train...it makes me fat."

That's pretty much how I felt a couple of years ago when I started working on my weight... I just decided not to do anything temporary than I couldn't easily do any day and every day. I tried explaining that to the lady I saw the movie with yesterday... she's going to the "Camp Transformation Center" where they want you to lose 20lbs in 6 weeks so you get your $500 back. I didn't want to go there because I didn't want to do anything temporary I couldn't keep doing every day.

BearCountryGG - Thursday Feb 15, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation, calorie counting)
Weight: 224.4

Woke up feeling a lot better today.....Had a amazon prime pantry order arrive yesterday with a open bottle of lysol kitchen cleaner on top...leaking over everything......I will say....with their online chat...it was all resolved...and they are giving me a refund....( why in the world would the person that packed that box LAY a bottle of lysol on it's side on top of a box full of food and toiletries with a loose top ??)    Wake up call for me.....never place an order with food and cleaners together again!!!

After a carb heavy day yesterday I still wanted a  cheese bagel this morning...so I did have it...with scrambled egg and coffee........and butter.......and then an hour later..I realized.....it really wasn't the bagel I wanted...it was the cheese and the butter .....I need calcium.....so I will be digging deeper with the cravings to figure out WHY I am craving certain things......it may just be a salt craving or fat or spicy......taking foods at face value may be too simplified..........


cheese bagel with butter, scrambled egg, coffee

Late Lunch = a lasagna in the oven...will be ready about 3:30

The late lunch lasgana was filling...I'm still full...so no more eating most likely....did need a little sugar this afternoon to bring the glucose up

Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 79.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 02/15/2018:
sorry to hear about the delivery blunder. glad you are getting a refund! will they resend your order?

bearcountrygg on 02/15/2018:
No...they gave me a choice...resend order or refund plus a credit of $5.99 on next order. I decided on the refund and credit figuring that the next order would probably be packed the same way....( leaking bottle on top). No more mixin my orders of food, and cleaning supplies.

BearCountryGG - Wednesday Feb 14, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation, calorie counting)
Weight: 224.4

Up before 5 today...and I feel a nap comming on......... coffee is working a little....but...........still not ready to be up.

Did get out and do some errands....came home...and took a nap....still foggy...maybe that is just how it's going to be today.

Today apparently is all about the carbs....

Coffee, 2 cheese bagels,butter, and Darn those little debbie cakes!

Just spilled a full glass of water all over everything.

Took sone Tylenol...I need a change in attitude or something.

Skipped lunch not hungry...and planning to just have pot pies for dinner and some fruit....just having a sleepy blah kind of day....I don't have those very often....and i don't like them....but they do go away thankfully...usually pretty quickly.  

Starting to feel more like myself.....pot pies in the oven...fruit defrosted.......still sleepy but in a better mood at least.     no more junk food today....that didn't help.

Ended up eating half of a small pot pie and a dish of pineapple.....just realized I never had my second cup of coffee today.....having that this afternoon.




Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 79.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 02/14/2018:
ummm, care to send me a nap ;)

just kidding! take care and enjoy your day, BCGG! Happy Velentines!

bearcountrygg on 02/14/2018:
Can't send you a nap but I can take another one for you...LOL Happy Valentines day!

Maria7 on 02/14/2018:
Enjoy your day and congratulations on the progress you have made. :-)

bearcountrygg on 02/14/2018:
Than you!

horn_of_plenty on 02/14/2018:
lol you are so funny!

happy-1 on 02/15/2018:
Don't you wish there were "change in attitude pills"? Like you take them and you instantly have a better one?

BearCountryGG - Tuesday Feb 13, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation, calorie counting)
Weight: 224.4

Up early as usual...feeling really good......got a lot of stuff done yesterday and hope to get the same done again today.........Denny had a hunting dog take off yesterday and then couldn't find her.......will be out looking again today....hoping that Nellie will be found ok.  

Breakfast = egg, sausage, toast, coffee, lime in water 

Lunch = mixed nuts, ice cream

Definately craving protein again....and while ice cream is an occasional thing for me....I'm thinking it was about the calcium, still going with the cravings, and I have to say, I'm not overeating and I'm stopping when I'm satisified with the food....the lime cravings are really making me wonder...possibly vitamin c.

Dinner = fish, beets, crackers, banana

D found Nellie thankfully...she was walking down the road about 6 miles away...heading in the wrong direction

Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 79.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 02/13/2018:
i hope you find the doggie....!

enjoyed an egg and cheese on a really light wrap for breakfast this morning too...toasted up nice in toaster oven = highly recommend this!

bearcountrygg on 02/13/2018:
Sounds delish! No Nellie yet...(sad)

happy-1 on 02/13/2018:
Maybe Nellie will return with steaks, lol. My dog got out the other day and knocked on the front door when I had her dinner ready. Psychic connection. I didn't even know she was gone. Feisty for 18!!!

bearcountrygg on 02/13/2018:
An 18 year old dog is almost unheard of....I'm telling you if putting a steak out for Nellie would work I'd put several of them out...She is wearing a tracking collar and she is deep in the woods...or at least her tracking collar is...she is a bear hound and it's so deep in the woods and the snow is so deep...D doesn't think he can walk in himself. She was tracking a bobcat when she got lost.......we are just hoping she didn't get caught in a trap.

bearcountrygg on 02/13/2018:
OHHH...you meant maybe she would bring us bear steaks...LOL

bearcountrygg on 02/13/2018:
or bob cat steaks....?

horn_of_plenty on 02/13/2018:
yeah, i'm going with my cravings too!

bearcountrygg on 02/13/2018:
I actually think about food a lot less if I just go with the cravings...it always ends up evening out over several days...and I feel good...and I sleep good....and once I eat my craving...I usually forget it....if I don't forget it...I have it until I do. If I crave something I don't have in the house....so far...I have not made a special trip to the store for it.....but I do write it on the shopping list...sometimes by shopping day I don't care about it any more...and sometimes I have found a substitute here that satisfies it.

happy-1 on 02/13/2018:
Oh man... that's a hard spot for your dog to be in... Any neighbor teens that might go for $50?

bearcountrygg on 02/13/2018:
He just found her...she was walking down the road....

happy-1 on 02/13/2018:
OMG!!!! Good doggie. I'd be out of my mind searching for her. Did she lose her collar?

bearcountrygg on 02/13/2018:
Nope...had it on....she was happy to see him...LOL......

happy-1 on 02/13/2018:
Yeah... Master, a hot meal, a fire, and your bed. I just looked up "bear hound" that's a short coat to be out in the snow!

bearcountrygg on 02/14/2018:
yes it is...all night....hope she learned not to do that again.

happy-1 on 02/13/2018:
"bearcountrygg on 02/13/2018: OHHH...you meant maybe she would bring us bear steaks...LOL bearcountrygg on 02/13/2018: or bob cat steaks....?"

Yes, exactly... Hey mom n dad... where were you? I brought dinner!

bearcountrygg on 02/14/2018:

BearCountryGG - Monday Feb 12, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation, calorie counting)
Weight: 224.4

 Woke up feeling great.......lots of energy and planning on getting a bunch of things done today.  

Decided to not stay with the Amazon prime as our trial time is ending.......wifi here is sketchy and I would have to purchase a kindle or Fire to read the books.....probably not worth the hassle....Daughter in law loves it on her kindle...but son still reads books anyway...and I guess he is taking after us...we all like holding those books and turning the pages ourselves....we are abunch of book lovers here.


coffee, 2 slices raisin bread toasted with spray butter, 1 sausage and 1 fried egg, lime juice in water


peanut candy, cookies


chicken with peppers and onions, quinoa and brown rice, 1/2 bagel with butter, brownie


will be yogurt and strawberries 


Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 79.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 02/12/2018:
no - the kombucha doesn't taste vinegary. the process of fermentation that the kombucha undergoes leaves it with a little sweetness - it does have sugar and just like all the flavored yogurts on the market, kombucha is sold in MANY MANY flavors and i usually opt for flavored. much less sugar than in the yogurts tho!

so it's an addictive taste that i like, sweetness and the brand i drink now (bc it's so much cheaper than the rest so i'd be stupid to buy the other brands!) also has caffeine - so i realize that when i get to work, i shouldn't also have caffeine if i just had it also at home in morning an hour earlier!

anyways, no, if you buy a nice flavor, it's more of a beer taste than vinegary. it is an acquired taste...but carbonated and nice and settling and like coffee, it's quite "relaxing and fun" for me to drink in the morning relaxing before work or at home on weekend. it's not enjoyable to gulp it down - you being retired, it might be nice to drink in the mornings or afternoons - like i said, it helps you poop. if you don't need much help, you don't prob need more than a cup which is the serving size...

bearcountrygg on 02/12/2018:
I'm so curious and I have never found it here....but I definitely DO OT need the laxative effect....LOL

horn_of_plenty on 02/12/2018:
Amazon prime is worth it really if it's the only place you are buying from online - which is usually what i'm doing...but you have your other regular shipments too...

..however, i must say that prime also has a nice food shipping service called prime pantry and i can never use it bc i don't order enough food - but the food on prime pantry is so cheap, you should look into this...

bearcountrygg on 02/12/2018:
I did use the prime pantry during our free trial...and I do LOVE IT!!!! And If I could just get prime pantry for $6 a month I would keep that,,,,but the $100 a year for all of the things that we will never use kinda bugs me...D says if I enjoy it then keep it....but we don't use the music, movies or books so it seems like a waste....We have always done a lot of shopping on Amazon....but we always end up with free shipping anyway because we make sure the total order is over their free shipping number ( I usually fill it in with K cups of coffee)...I will miss the prime pantry though.....LOL...but we are well stocked here with paper and food and household items now...I made sure of that...I swear...we probably have enough TP and Kleenex and household cleaners for the next year...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 02/12/2018:
100 a year is not too much more than $6 a month! it's just $8.33 a month! then again, i think prime is now around 120 a year? so thats $10 a month.

yeah i heard that sometimes prime doesn't even work out for your benefit and it's almost like you are paying to be part of a "club" prime with no real benefits other than to say you are part of the club...i just like it bc i tend to order less than the free shipping amount and when i choose prime, i know i'm getting the item usually in 2 days and free shipping..

bearcountrygg on 02/12/2018:
I was surprised to find that the prime pantry was $6 a month on top of the yearly price...I did hear that they raised it this year for those that pay monthly. We will revisit the idea in a few months when we are in need of a few things again...Amazon is working it's way to becoming a monopoly...and that scares us....the in home listening devices like Alexa...and the UPS device that lets them into your house for deliveries...sounds pretty intrusive.....We love Amazon...and have used them for years...many times a year..and never more than since we moved here...funny thing I noticed is that the prime pantry does not arrive in 2 days...it seems to take a week...but Boxed does arrive in 2 days....but...boxed has limited items...and everything is in HUGE packages...nice thing about amazon is the regular sized things. Amazon canned items are never dented either...and when ordering canned from Boxed, Jet and Walmart...there are dents in them usually ( shipping I think)...amazon packages things very well.

horn_of_plenty on 02/12/2018:
yeah, i know they are definitely becoming a monopoly i remember they were wanting to also sell rx drugs - attempting to try to get into that market i think they were denied rights by gov't...

bearcountrygg on 02/12/2018:
They now own Whole Foods, Have you seen the video about the lady asking alexa if she was the cia....? It wouldn't answer...and it turned off.

happy-1 on 02/12/2018:
I could swear there was offline synch for kindle

bearcountrygg on 02/12/2018:
I did download a kindle app...but it didn't work....I may just not be be tech savy enough for that...LOL

BearCountryGG - Saturday Feb 10, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation, calorie counting)
Weight: 224.4

 Yesterday was youngest sons birthday, today is  mother in laws birthday, tomorrow is oldest sons birthday.

At the time of the boys births you can imagine that I  got plenty of teasing for missing the mother in laws birthday like that, I don't think she ever forgave me..LOL

Mother in law has passed on and sons live a distance away so we send cards now....but we both had a chuckle last night when we talked about exactly 49 years ago on that date we had a new baby.  It just never matters how old your babies are...they will always be your babies.  Had a nice visit with him on the phone...tomorrow it will be with the other guy...I have to say..I am blessed.  

Typing all of that yesterday was a bit trying....things kept moving around funny....so I was relieved when that was done last night...not doing that again.

After having high carb craving days and yesterday was really mostly about fruit and some veg...now today is all about protein.........really didn't get enough calories yesterday and today may be the same...I'm going with it anyway and enjoying the ride.  

The process

1.  Wait for hunger

2.  what am I craving?  if I don't know...then I wait...until I know

3.  Eat a small amt of craving...and then decide if I'm satisfied...or eat a little more if I'm not

4.  Stop when satisfied, don't worry about balancing food intake with food groups

5.  Over a few days it always seems to balance out

6.  The benefits seem to be less stress, no day after day of craving something and eating other things that dont get rid of the craving

7 the negatives seem to be that I do need to have an array of things available and I am cooking some small amts of food for me and something different for D, but he's ok with it so that makes it easier and it does allow him to choose more often what he wants too so that can also be a plus.

Protein cravings so far today have been, egg, sausage, chicken and peanuts and of course my coffee

About 2:30...fruit started sounding good...so I added lime juice to my water....and will have some other fruit in awhile.


Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 79.4 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG - Friday Feb 09, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation, calorie counting)
Weight: 224.4

My fitday and DD are apparently just not compatable so I am going to do something today a little differently.

Since for myself...intuitive eating is the key, and eating cravings in small quantities keeps me happy and losing weight, and because I like to follow the nutrition of each food and because I can't just copy and paste from fitday to DD...I'm going to type it in today ( rather I continue other days depends on how time consuming it is).

Scales showed another loss today....usually I would rather wait for my clothes to fit loser to get on the scales....but curiosity got the best of me this morning because of yesterdays carbs.  I was actually surprised to show a loss...I figured I would stay the same...or gain.....got lucky I guess.

Food                 Quanity         Calories       Carbs      Protein (Grams)  Fat Grams


coffee             16 oz                    9                2                0                           0                                                  

biscuit            1/2 med                93              12                2                          4                                     

Sausage gravy  .60 cup            235              10                10                       17

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Breakfast total 337 calories

Why I ate what I did........coffee as usual wakes me up and the caffeine gives me energy....lately my first cup is regular coffee and the second cup is decaf...happy with this combo.

1/2 of a biscuit and sausage gravy.....The biscuit and flour in gravy is just my need for carbs is my guess...the sausage gravy provided  protein, calcium and a healthy fat from the olive oil ( the sausge was drained but had very little fat)...my hair and nails are growing super fast and are very healthy so I'm staying with the healthy fat....all in all a filling small breakfast serving.

Food                         Quantity            Calories        Carbs          ProteinG          FatG


Red peppers             1/2 C                    25               6                      1                    0

Lettuce                      1C                        7                 25                     1                   0

strawberries               1C                      46                11                     1                    1

Blackberries              1/4C                    19                 5                      0                    0

Banana                       1                        109               28                    1                    1

Apple                          1                         81                21                     0                    0

doughnut                  1                          221              25                      4                   12


                   401 calories for lunch   total for day so far = 844

After breakfast started craving fruit and vegetables.......the doughnut thankfully was the last one.....and it was calling me....I needed the calories anyway so that happened.        


1 chicken wing         1                      81               0                         7                     5

yogurt                       1                      90               15                       4                      2


1,015 calories for day




Progress as of today: 31 lbs lost so far, only 79.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/10/2018:
Have I ever told you the story of when I became so frustrated with myself for my love of doughnuts that I decided I would have a day where I ate nothing but doughnuts. Certainly a prime example of "too much of a good thing". A very donkey thing to do, but ah, such is youth...

bearcountrygg on 02/10/2018:
Actually that makes a lot of sence to me.......that sounds like a good way to finally think of them in a yucky way.......I kinda did that with chocolate...but it didn't work...LOL

happy-1 on 02/13/2018:
switch to dark chocolate for the health benefits then. or cacao nibs.

BearCountryGG - Thursday Feb 08, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation, calorie counting)
Weight: 226.8

Up and feeling good...yesterday was a bunch of errands......today is basically cleaning house......very cold and snowy here......and quiet and peaceful......the sqirrels are reminding us to fill the bird feeders....what a hoot...we have some giant woodpeckers that are over a foot tall...and they clean house on the feeders and suet cakes daily...who needs house pets???  The wildlife is eating us out of house and home. 

Big carb day yesterday...but I felt good...and will probably have a high carb day today...the scale was good this morning so I don't think it will hurt anything...from the past I know that I will then crave fruit and veggies for a few days...it all balances out...and I know from the past I can lose ,eating carbs...as long as I keep the calories in check....

I wish I could post a pic of the fitday food and nutrient list daily...but for some reason I can't post it...it says my security is preventing it.....so I changed my security settings and it still wouldn't ....the neat thing about it is that you can look at your nutrients, calories, carbs etc...by the day, week, or month and more...it does let me see that it all evens out in the end.

All in all...i am in a good mood, so I want to keep that going.


pizza ( 2 squares) with lots of veggies on it

1 doughnut




red and yellow peppers, raw


brownie bites

Ended up having to have a very late lunch and snacked on chips and brownie bites....need to keep that in better control in the future

Todays calories are just under what fitday says I burn in a day..  There is a lesson here for me.



Progress as of today: 28.6 lbs lost so far, only 81.8 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 02/08/2018:
I think carbs are fine :)

I used to get SO DEPRESSED eating low carb - like no grains at lunch, only veggies and protein. then i'd drink a caffeine energy drink or coffee to feel energetic after a no carb lunch - my skin was HORRIBLE and i slept so poorly.

carbs have been good for me - just try to moderate them so my blood sugar isn't constantly spiking and falling.

bearcountrygg on 02/08/2018:
The 2 main reactions that are negative to a low carb diet are bad mood and constipation...I know several people and it was always their complaint.....carbs make me happy....I just feel better in general...and I have a lot more energy....that said....if someone can stick to a low carb diet for life I do have respect for their ability to do that...but it's not for me. I've had a lot of carbs in the last 24 hours...and I'm finding myself thinking about lettuce, green peppers and fruit now...so that will probably be what I have for the rest of the day.....Iswear...my body does let me know what it needs....the scales dropped even with the carbs...so I'm going with that.

horn_of_plenty on 02/08/2018:
the pizza in nyc is rather huge slices, not the size of your hand, more like 12" long so it's hard to me to calculate. ...it's just so not worth it to me....and i've lost my taste for eating tons of cheese...(since i used to also not want to calculate the cheese lol since it adds up in calories so quickly...)

alright enough of my nonsense for today talking about fooooooood!

bearcountrygg on 02/08/2018:
LOL...I know the NYC pizza...and it's amazing! I used to actually order it from a place in NYC called NYC FLYING PIZZA....Sitting in Michigan eating NY pizza...amazing!

Donkey on 02/08/2018:
Are you speaking in my direction when you refer to low carb eating?

I can always tell when I do not have enough carbs with a meal, because I leave feeling dissatisfied, almost still hungry, even though I've had enough to eat. I think it must be a drop in sugar levels.

So I usually try to make my choice a healthy one, whether it be a sweet potato, a regular potato, corn, Fiber One bars, oatmeal, etc. Just my thing.

bearcountrygg on 02/09/2018:
Not speaking to anyone specifically when talking low carb...I also belong to 2 other groups and they have a lot of low carb eaters there too...and some keto, and paleo. For myself...but maybe not others, food is one of the joys of life and because I do better following cravings ( because I'm convinced my body tells me what it needs nutrition wise)...trying to follow someone elses diet plan ends up making me feel miserable and diets have been something in the past that made me gain instead of lose, depending on the diet, while keeping me craving something that wasn't allowed on the diet. That is why I had previously lost on WW...because everything was allowed. After losing...I stopped listening to my cravings...and started eating 1 or 2 meals at work per day that were provided by drug reps. Doing that 5 or 6 days a week got me away from my natural instincts ( stress eating is what originally made me gain years before)..all in all I do best with intuitive eating...and even unhealthy things have apparently a weight loss affect with me....possibly because I eat them in small quantities...I ususally have high carb total days...and then have some very low carb days...I just do better with that.

BearCountryGG - Wednesday Feb 07, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation, calorie counting)
Weight: 228.0

Up early and had a eventful one so far...the toaster oven went up in smoke....YEAH>>>...I've been wanting to get rid of that thing for 3 years......luckily there were no flames and it's didn't ruin the countertop.  And the trash goes out today.....glad to see that thing go. 


coffee= 9

WW Smart Ones frozen breakfast Ham and Cheese Scramble = 180


2 doughnuts =442


bagel = 157

butter = 102

peanut butter = 190


pizza = 760


1,840 calories

Not a good food day but I'm full and just will drink wate for the rest of the day I think.

I'm still well under the calories I burn per day...so I'm fine with it..

I had planned berries with dinner...but we were full.


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

horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2018:
a new toaster on the way???

bearcountrygg on 02/07/2018:
I missed spelled it....it was a toaster oven...and NOPE....going to get my old toaster back out of storage...I have really missed it...LOL....The toaster oven was something that D had bought for the hunting camp...and he LOVED it....so I was kind of stuck...BUT...he agreed...time to trash it...HEHEHE.

horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2018:
it's good you already have an extra one in storage! lol never thought of that kinda solution!

bearcountrygg on 02/07/2018:
I have lots of stuff in bins...we had 2 houses and a travel trailer plus so much stuff from my parents house and their cabin and motor home..truck loads were donated, dumpsters were filled...and we still have a ton...my kids took what they wanted and we still have way too much...LOL...there are probably 2 or 3 toasters in the bins..LOL

BearCountryGG - Tuesday Feb 06, 2018
(Intuitive eating in moderation, calorie counting)
Weight: 228.0


Up and prepping for the day.....dug out the box of Nutrisystem foods that I had ordered over a year ago....looking at the exp dates on them made me decide to use them again but not on their schedule.  That stuff has WAAAAy too much fiber for me...LOL.........I was happy to give it a try at the time ( some is available in stores and the rest was purchased straight from the company).....but after giving it a go for 2 days......the fiber meant that I was basically going to live my life in the bathroom...and that didn;t seem like much fun...and I'm sure no one would want to be around me......so I stashed it in the back of the closet.....and found it yesterday.

That said..........there is plenty of prepackaged food around here........nutrisystem, a years worth of prepping foods, basically all individually pkgd, schwans delivery stuff.....and lots of odds and ends......have to stay away from cruciferous and soy because of health issues....and since I have all of this onhand and because I'm just tired of pushing all this stuff around.....and it's time to use it up and half the work is already done for me.......I'm going to use it...and keep track of calories and nutrients on Fitday and I will see tonight if I can copy and paste todays efforts here...if not...I will just post it all.  Since I have determined that I can't go low carb, I can't fill up with broccoli and cauliflower, can't do WW online or in person....can't stay away away from sugars and carbs....in the words of Donkey...I JUST GOTTA BE ME.......so here goes.....I will be eating unhealthy things...I will be eating prepackaged things...I will be eating things that will look and will probably be pretty disjointed....but I'm just doing what suits me and my life....I guess I can't conform to todays professed eating styles....I've lived this long with my eating quirks......it hasn't killed me yet...so here goes.....The just being me diet.....LOL

Copy and paste won't work apparently because of my security settings...so typing it in.

According to fitday I burn 2,317 calories per day

Today I ate

coffee = 9

strawberry yogurt = 180

fruit from frozen =77

hash browns = 140

olive oil = 119

nutrisystem pizza  = 250

herbal tea =2

mashed potatoes = 150

schwans beef tips and gravy =288

green beans = 83

apple = 81


calories = 1,381

carbs = 141 and carbs minus fiber =126


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

Maria7 on 02/06/2018:
Your prep foods may be good way past their best-by dates (even years). Yes, I agree, we all need to do what is right for us. Hope you have a good day.

bearcountrygg on 02/06/2018:
They are fine I'm sure....I'm not afraid of past dated packaged food at all....some are already well past their dates.....I give them all the smell and sight test first...I'm looking forward to using this stuff up.

horn_of_plenty on 02/06/2018:
be you!

nobody can be happy on veggies alone.

the more i eat a little of everything, the easier it's been to maintain my weight - which is why i think having bites of pizza and cake is better than deciding on a "none at all" approach here at work.

my metabolism is high enough that treats in moderation are ok. so is yours....

it's just the portion sizes that we have to watch.

bearcountrygg on 02/06/2018:
Totally agree to everything you just said. I could never cut whole food groups from my life to lose or maintain weight....for me...happiness is more important than weight. GO US!!!

happy-1 on 02/06/2018:
You do you. The exp date is the best by date, not a toss date

bearcountrygg on 02/06/2018:
I agree.......still usable...as long as it's not moldy or leaking or smells funny!

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