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BearCountryGG - Wednesday Oct 11, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 241.4

Happy day for me.....todays trial was cancelled...only one more to go in November so I get a reprieve for awhile.......I'm hoping that I never get scheduled for jury duty again....I can only hope.  I'm still at 242 pounds this morning...so I'm thinking since I have seen this number for too long and too many times...that it is a plateau or set point for me...so I know what I need to do...I Have to do something different to get past it....today is the day.  Actually realized that I weighed in this morning in pajamas.....undressed I was 241.4.......that's a new number....that I haven't seen for at least a year........I'm feeling better about that now.

Back to Weight Watchers

Weekly points available =  42

Daily Points available = 30


2 scrambled eggs = 4

7 ounces ham = 4

16 ounces coffee = 0


Schwans supreme individual pizza = 16

radishes =0

celery sticks = 0

6 points left for dinner


3 ounces ham =2

1 cup schwans 5 grain and veggie pilaf = 4

2 mini mandarin oranges= 0


 30 daily points used...no weekly anytime points used

No more eating for the day....working on that overnight fat burning fast now!

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 111.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/11/2017:
Oh YEAH!!!! WOOT! So happy for you! I like your plan of attack and I look forward to reading your menus :-) Donkey is cheering you on!

BearCountryGG on 10/11/2017:
Thank you.....!!!

horn_of_plenty on 10/11/2017:
wow cheeers to the GREAT CANCELLATIONS (instead of Great Expectations!) hahaha.....

good, i like resuming of the points....

to break plateau you said it right...you have to make a change, no matter how small, you have to change something about your diet.

BearCountryGG on 10/11/2017:
Thank You.....Skipping all snacks today and eating small.

innerpeace on 10/11/2017:
Glad to hear the dreaded jury duty was canceled. I hope you break your plateau. Good luck.

BearCountryGG on 10/11/2017:
Thank you.....Doing well so far.

legcramps on 10/11/2017:
Way to go!

BearCountryGG on 10/11/2017:
Thank you!

BearCountryGG - Tuesday Oct 10, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 242.0

Second verse, same as the first.....Hope it's cancelled.

Progress as of today: 13.4 lbs lost so far, only 112 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2017:
oh...and it's ok you had to explain liquid diet to sister...at least she understands! many people have special requirements like you...it's good you can adjust and learn to work with it :)

fingers crossed!

was your snapple / tea yesterday a regular snapple or diet?

and is your almond milk the 30 cal per cup type? just curious!

have a good day, BCGG!!!!!

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2017:
Snapple was a k cup...and I think it was regular...and the almond milk is the low cal unflavored one...Judye was very understanding...I knew she would be...she is so anxious to show off that new granddaughter....and we want to see her too....but we will do that next month now..and that's ok.

innerpeace on 10/10/2017:
Good luck; I hope it's cancelled too so you can eat again.

BearCountryGG on 10/11/2017:
It was!

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2017:
Thank you......I'm thinking about what I will eat tonight.LOL..I hope it's cancelled too>>LOL......oh well...it won't kill me to fast for another day if necessary...my husband had a thought...what if I have to go tomorrow and the trial takes several days>>>>UGH

Donkey on 10/10/2017:
I've been hoping all day you'd post that it's been canceled. Good luck!

bearcountrygg on 10/11/2017:
I'm sorry...I didn't get on the computer last night....It was cancelled!!!!! Yippee!

BearCountryGG - Monday Oct 09, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 242.0

Its a liquid day today and tomorrow...

so this 2 day menu will include



almond milk

orange juice

grapefruit juice

Snapple / tea

Apple berry juice boxes

chicken broth

v 8 vegetable juice

la Croix water

No counting points until at least wednesday or Thursday

Just getting some odds and ends done around here I think.

Progress as of today: 13.4 lbs lost so far, only 112 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 10/09/2017:
Hope your liquid day helps with your jury duty. Good luck.

bearcountrygg on 10/09/2017:
Thank you!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2017:
agreed, no need to count points if you are in the midst of other challenges...and you know the points will not be reached anyways ;) ...good luck with the future jury duty dates :) hoping you get it your way!

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2017:
Will know tonight

BearCountryGG - Sunday Oct 08, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 242.0

Beautiful fall day here........spent most of it on the phone....sister in law wanted us to come to their house for dinner tomorrow...and had to explain the liquid diet...LOL.....they have a new 2 week old granddaughter......we decided I wouldn't be mush fun...LOL....we will get together next month instead.  Found out other sister in law has breast cancer...just heard that cousin has it too a few days ago...is it just me or does it seem like more and more women are being diagnosed with that...maybe its just my age group.....old age stinks.

breakfast was homemade breakfast sandwich

Lunch was hot dog, sauerkraut, carrots and rice

snack was waffle and chocolate

Quaker breakfast bar and a pkg of swedish fish

Progress as of today: 13.4 lbs lost so far, only 112 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 10/09/2017:
I think it's more as well. They say 1 in 8 women will get it now. That's why I didn't want to miss my mammogram appointment, though no close relative of mine has had breast cancer, one never knows.

bearcountrygg on 10/09/2017:
Wonder if it's something we eat.

BearCountryGG - Saturday Oct 07, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 242.0

Rained all night and it looks like a weekend thing...so planning to get some things done inside this weekend and watch some tv too.  Since I only have 2 days of solid food then 2 days of liquids...I'm working on a variety..........my calf is still sore from the muscle cramps night before last...and I know that after 2 liquid days I was actually dehydrated.  I know how that works....apparently I was holding water before...then all the liquid went in and my system started letting go of what it was holding on to...and just didn't stop...that has happened before.............my system doesn't always do what is expected....the one and only time I took a water pill ( aqua ban over the counter)...I had a reverse reaction....................so....for the next 2 days I will eat a big variety of foods.........and liquids....to prep for Monday.................3 court days down, 2 to go....I seriously want this to be over

homemade breakfast sandwich  made with English muffin, 1 egg, ham, butter and 2 cups coffee

Blood sugar drop...so ate some sweet stuff to raise it...good now

pickled assorted veggies, green beans hamburger on whole wheat bun, chips


Progress as of today: 13.4 lbs lost so far, only 112 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/07/2017:
I'm sorry that this jury duty stuff is causing you so much inconvenience. I will continue to hope that you'll get through the next 2 calls without obligation. I know it's a civic duty, but what a personal pain for you.

Probably a good idea to put the WW points on hold for now. I still enjoy reading your menus!

bearcountrygg on 10/07/2017:
Thanx....I'm one of 29...it just doesn't seem right to tie people up for 3 months....in one way I'm one of the lucky ones though...the courthouse is only 15 minutes from me...others are having to come from other areas of the county...that are much further away and some are staying in motels overnight the night before...that can be quite an expense for those people who only get $18 for showing up...anyway...this coming Wednesday and then the last one is nov 8th.....so there will be a break. And I'm not worrying about ww now...ater wed will be soon enough to get going on that again.

BearCountryGG - Friday Oct 06, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 242.0

I'm a free bird once again...todays trial was cancelled....next up.....next Wednesday.  Up part of the night with leg cramps (calf)...funny how HOP and I were just talking about those...after 2 days on only liquids I'm sure I was dehydrated...odd I know...but I swear I got rid of more than I put in...and after a full glass of water at midnight..I finally got the cramps to ease up....and since I have to go back to the all liquid regimine on Monday to prepare for Wednesdays trial...I've made a decision to not count points until after Wednesday....just because these 2 trials are so close together.  I'm missing too much nutrition with the liquids and it's just so foreign to my body....aside from the muscle cramps I'm also having a flare up of reflux.


Until next Monday I can eat....And started this morning with a leftover I've been craving...Pizza


Breakfast  = pizza and coffee

am snack =quaker peanut butter breakfast bar and chocolate

Lunch = beef and veggie shepherds pie and a big bunch of pickled mixed veggies


Progress as of today: 13.4 lbs lost so far, only 112 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 10/06/2017:
if the liquids were coffee, that has caffeine and dehydrates.

also, maybe the foods you eat ease out the cramps bc of whatever nutrition they provide, so it's probably a mix of the liquids with lack of the food nutrition :)I hope it doesn't happen again!

bearcountrygg on 10/06/2017:
Me too.....I'm just not going to count ww points until after the next trial....I was obviously getting low on something...so ww will be there next week...

BearCountryGG - Thursday Oct 05, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 242.0

Been awake since 3 this morning but I did sleep well otherwise...............another liquid day and I'm feeling great actually....full of energy with all this liquid I'm spending record amounts of time in the bathroom....LOL...the scales dropped  again...but when I can eat again that affect may change.  Those days awhile back with the chocolate and excess carbs  shot those numbers up a few days ago...so I'm finally making headway on losing that. Anyway...it looks like a beautiful day here today and I plan to get outside for awhile.

black coffee

coffee with creamer

grapefruit juice

orange juice


I can't wait until 5 o clock to make the call to see if the trial is proceeding....only 1 hour and 9 minutes to go!!!!!   

I got lucky again....tomorrows trial is cancelled...3 down, 2 to go!

That allowed me actually eat my first solid food in 2 days.

Progress as of today: 13.4 lbs lost so far, only 112 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2017:
i have been having thigh cramps like i usually do before period, but this one is def the longest amount of days - probably due to also all the walking i did in Colombia? anyways, last night i had to take something bc my right thigh was hurting and it woke me up. ugh! so i feel you with the lack of sleep lol. but thankfully i did go to sleep after.

sleep and lack of it certainly gets to me. especially being athletic, there's no way to train hard without allowing the body to heal inbetween those trainings -- have actually learned this from my prior injury and training experience! so i know this...for a fact. and even if not an athlete - sleep is indefinitely important..

enjoy your day....forget about the lack of sleep & make up for it another nite like tonight!

bearcountrygg on 10/05/2017:
That is one thing about exercise...when you stop the muscle misses it. Denny had a very muscular body as long as he was working ( construction)...but once he retired and didn't work those muscles they basically turned to flab...and now at 69 it's flab and extra skin. I never did have thigh craps during TOM.mine were abdominal...I do now get thigh cramps when I'm dehydrated though...I almost called an ambulance for my 89 year old Mother when she had thigh cramps.she cried for 30 minutes...and then they moved to her abdomen...It really scared both of us.I finally got her to drink some Gatorade and got her off the couch and into bed and she was fine...but it sure scared us. My oldest son used to cramp up while playing football....running and dehydration were his problem and he still does that today too......they are miserable...and sometimes the minute you can finally relax...they hit you again...I feel your pain! OH...and maybe you should put that banan with your purse so it gets to go to work too....and.the potassium in bananas is also good for cramps.

horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2017:
thanks ... most people i speak to do not understand what i mean when i say i get thigh cramps. i do not get abdomen cramps. just sometimes lower back in pack of my pelvis bone and mostly the right thigh. only my right side usually. it might be the salt, you are right. either way, it's very persistent this time around. and quite annoying. but i know what to do - if it wakes me up at night, i simply take something and i am able to go back to sleep shortly after which is very helpful.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2017:
yayyyyy, it's cancelled!

bearcountrygg on 10/06/2017:
How did I get so lucky?

BearCountryGG - Wednesday Oct 04, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 243.6

Well...Big ole thunder storm here today....power outage all around...but not here yet...just the rain.

My jury duty IBS regimine starts today...picked up the container of yogurt...and decided I didn't want it ...so I've planned my liquid day.........and having my first cup f decaf k cup pumpkin spice coffee.........actually tastes like pumpkin spice hot water...but it will do

So Today I will consume my points in beverages in random order


decaf pumpkin spice coffee

grapefruit juice

orange juice

V8 juice

Lacroix water

k cup apple drink

hot chocolate

Hoping....Hoping...Hoping to hear tomorrow night that Friday is cancelled

 Got my points used up today.





Progress as of today: 11.8 lbs lost so far, only 113.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/04/2017:
Good luck... One of my co-workers struggles with IBS. And my husband's has flare ups from time to time as well. He cannot work when it's like that. So sorry.

bearcountrygg on 10/04/2017:
Yup...it sure does mess with my life at times...and definitely makes doing things on the spur of the moment all but impossible. Thank you!

horn_of_plenty on 10/04/2017:
sorry to hear about the hashimotos...that is terrible that you cannot overeat the cruciferous stuff...i have to google what hashimostos is after i finish writing to you...

about poking yourself in the eye - when i was on my trip, i somehow woke up with a cut on my forehead - no clue how. but it was dried crusted blood and i accidentally picked it and made it bleed again lol when i the morning i figured the cut was something else dried on my forehead....anywho...

i hope friday is canceled too...but why does the coffee taste like water? it's not strong enough? make use more than one somehow? ..it is decaf so maybe you can use two? or just less water for each one? half the water?

bearcountrygg on 10/04/2017:
The decaf was funny..for some reason the first few sips were really weak...and the coffee flavor was at the bottom of the cup later...weird....so the next time I will stir it....I've never had that happen before....must have scratched yourself during the night eh? When I have long nails I poke myself in the eye at night on occasion....so I cut them recently and that had helped......I'm weird...I sleep with my hands under my face...even when I try not to do that...I still wake up like that. I;v woke up with my ring stuck so deep in my cheek that it was painful when I moved my hand...once a coworker thought someone punched me in the eye because my cheekbone was so swollen from waking up with that stuck in my face. If I could get my rings off I would not wear them to bed...but I can't. Hashimotos thyroiditis is the most common form of low thyroid....used to take the meds...but weaned myself off them and I;m winging it...LOL

BearCountryGG - Tuesday Oct 03, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 243.6

Woke up sleepy today...and apparently I poked myself in the eye last night and that is staying sore..and that's not helping the fact that I want to go back to bed.  Didn't want to make breakfast but hubby was hungry and would have made it himself If I had asked...but....I did it and ate...and now I need to figure out what I am doing today...or maybe I will decide to just wing it and have a lazy day.


toasted light whole grain English muffin 2

butter = 5

2 bacon =3

2 boiled eggs =4

1 black coffee =0

1 coffee with creamer 2

Will make lunch later for Denny but I will probably be eating leftovers that are easy to count


banana 0

brussell sprouts 4

boiled  egg 2

half of a serving of lasagna 5

skinny cow frozen chocolate truffle bar 5


lacroix water 0

waffle 11


twix and reeses 20

takis mini bag kind of corn chip 5

Got into my weekly points...a few left

Tomorrow starts my jury duty prep of basically 2 liquid days to prep...will probably start with yogurt for breakfast tomorrow and then liquids...until I know rather or not Fridays trial is happening or cancelled....will find out Thursday night.  I actually wanted to get the calories in tonight to prepare for this....chocolate seemed perfect...LOL..had a lot of veggies earlier...thank goodness those brussel sprouts are gone now...I had my fill of those and more.....

Progress as of today: 11.8 lbs lost so far, only 113.6 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 10/03/2017:
I would love, love, love to stay in bed. I over slept today and did not get up until about 6:10. With the traffic being bad, I was almost late for work but had about 7 minutes to spare.

bearcountrygg on 10/03/2017:
At least you made it to work on time....good job! I bit the bullet and stayed up....and now I'm wide awake...I think I do sleep better at night if I don't nap. Your day will come....when you can retire...your days will change.

BearCountryGG - Monday Oct 02, 2017
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 244.2

Up and getting busy around here............some deliveries coming this week and then no more shopping except for absolute necessities as we need them...........We are now stocked with all of the necessities for winter as far as we can tell.  I'm looking forward to the decaf pods tomorrow...never tried those before.  I'm looking forward to emptying the freezer...there are things in there I have totally lost track of.....I love stocking up for winter and then clearing it all out again......Many years ago I shopped by the week but that was when we were near to shopping...it worked at the time...but now with age and remote living...I'm enjoying this...... had my days of pushing a cart with babies...sometimes as many as 3...and pulling a cart for food.....and then getting it all in the car......UGH........it was okay then...now it just seems like a lot of work.  It's time for us to kick back and nest for a few months and I have a stash of books to get through this winter and many bins from moving and my parents house to unpack...I'm ready.  Also have Jury duty coming up 2 times over the next few days...UGH

30 daily points

42 weekly points left too


coffee 0

2 boiled eggs 4

3 strips bacon 5


Brussel sprouts = 4

banana =0

Weight Watchers hummus and protein cracker snack kit = 3

1 sm apple muffin = 8

1 t. gravy ( just a taste)  0


dannon light and fit coconut yogurt = 2

beef broth 0

banana =0

Lacroix water 0

Nutrigrain blueberry bar - 5

Progress as of today: 11.2 lbs lost so far, only 114.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 10/02/2017:
very proud of you....i wish i could send you can indoor garden as i see how remote living can be really difficult getting veggies....you can of course by frozen which is good. ...i know it's hard..

i love seeing protein and veg....very healthy past couple days!!!!!!

pickles are good too...they last a long time, but high salt.

another year, you can do your own pickling....add less salt maybe?

have a great day! love hearing from you! i commented on all three of your entries.

bearcountrygg on 10/02/2017:
Good ideas, we do have canned and frozen veggies.....I ate a boat load of Brussels sprouts today...they really filled me up.

horn_of_plenty on 10/03/2017:
Brussel sprouts are indeed very filling ... on the Cruciferous veggies are: cabbage, broccoli (don't love this one), brussel sprouts, cauliflower... :)

bearcountrygg on 10/03/2017:
I'm supposed to go easy on the cruciferous veggies because of Hashimotos...but made the mistake of cooking the whole bag and apparently Denny doesn't like them....UGH....So I'm finishing them off today...but I would say that they are having a not great affect on my thyroid.....old age sucks...BUT...I was about 38 to 40 when the autoimmune aspect entered my life so.....I deal with is usually by eating less cruciferous veggies....I probably won't buy these from schwans again. And I will be glad when they are gone today.

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