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BearCountryGG - Wednesday Sep 25, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Slept through the night and never even woke up once.........less napping for me...and better sleeping at night....staying up until I can't stay awake anymore....lesson learned.......

I need to make better food choices....I feel like the weight has probably stalled so it's time for a shake up.......I've been wearing this size clothing for quite a while now.....so it's time to kick things into gear again....it is so easy to get into a rut.....today....I need to get serious again.......I am noticing that while I'm making a lot better choices with the walmart pickup foods....I still turn around and make worse choices when i go into a store.........I really just need to stay out of stores...things jump into my cart when i let my guard down.  Also...shopping for food on Boxed just adds to the unproductive foods and in large quantities no less................unfortunately D's favorite chicken wings seem to not be available for pick up yet are in walmart........so obviously walmart pickup does not include all foods in the store.......I need to work out   plan to deal with this....going inside is like a mine field for me........impulse shopping is dangerous. 

Coffee so far.......and not yet hungry.

grannyannie on 09/25/2019:
Nice to get a good nights sleep, isn't it? I get up at least once a night to p. As for shopping, that's the time to be tough! If it's not in the house, you can eat/drink it.

BearCountryGG on 09/26/2019:
Very true...I will NEVER drive to get a ceaving...but if it is in the next room...game on for sure!!!

Donkey on 09/25/2019:
My singular goal today is to get to bed early. I'm envious of your sleep :-)

BearCountryGG on 09/26/2019:
I'm working on doing what it takes to sleep better...and it's paying off....

legcramps on 09/25/2019:
Well done on your sleep!

BearCountryGG on 09/26/2019:
Thanks....working on it!

BearCountryGG - Tuesday Sep 24, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Saw a lot of wild turkeys yesterday...actually 4 groups of them, and D said he saw some when he was out too.

Caught a beautiful sunrise a couple of days ago and I swear I could almost see heaven.....

and I silently said "GOOD MORNING" to Mom, Dad and my brother Terry.

I had an unconventional breakfast today....coffee with zero cal caramel, and a sandwich of lunchmeat, lettuce and cheese.

Taking a day of rest to let a sore hip settle down.....pushed it a lttle harder than I should have I guess lately.....just a bursitis flare.....so rest is the cure!!  I can do that...it's easy...LOL



legcramps on 09/24/2019:
Very cool pictures!

BearCountryGG on 09/24/2019:
Thanks...there are plenty of opportunities around here.

grannyannie on 09/24/2019:
Great shots!

BearCountryGG on 09/24/2019:
It's nice to have the phone ready when needed...LOL

grannyannie on 09/24/2019:
I always have my phone on me and it takes very good pics.

Donkey on 09/25/2019:
LOVE your pictures!

BearCountryGG - Monday Sep 23, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Ran errans all morning........skipped breakfast and can't believe what time it is already....the day just flew by.

Today so far I've had 2 salads and, 1 sandwich and a cup ofd coffee.

Rain all day but quite breezy and chilly.


grannyannie on 09/24/2019:
Hope you had a good day.

BearCountryGG on 09/24/2019:
It was a good productive one.

Donkey on 09/24/2019:
Feels good to get a lot done! Good job!

BearCountryGG on 09/24/2019:
Yes...now a day of rest!!

BearCountryGG - Sunday Sep 22, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

It's a rainy last day of summer here today.......almost 9 and I'm still not hungry...had a cup of coffee with zero cal caramel......but no hunger equals no eating...and nothing sounds good so there is that.  Just doing little odds and ends around here today....oddly...I woke up having a dream that was the actual continuation of a dream I had several months ago....the first dream a while back was about some guy ( salesman?) coming to the house to give us an estimate for an addition and he also mentioned that he did tattoos....I told him NO TATTOOS......just house addition......well...in last nights dream...he showed up with another guy to do what I thought was working on the addition...but instead he gave me  a shot in the arm????? and he showed me the tattoo I was going to get...I told them NO TATTOOS.......they sat there smiling...and surprised that I was not getting the tattoo...well...believe me when i say that I was very happy to wake up and get the heck out of that dream! 


grannyannie on 09/22/2019:
Strange! I have no tattoos and no desire for any. Wouldn't mind getting a conservatory though. :D

BearCountryGG on 09/22/2019:
I know...and I remember both dreams in detail.....so weird.....LOL....I'm wondering if this came up again because we have actually been looking at some very large acreage parcels around here....we never thought we would tackle a move again unless it was bcause we needed to be taken care of...and in that case we would move back down state again near our oldest son.....but we have been getting a bit irritated with all of the racin motorcycles and quad runners up and down our road...and the wifi has been undependable.....and well...we may very well stay here...we are also considering a place further back from the road...so that may explain the construction part ( we had a construction business and D was a carpenter but too old to deal with that anymore and 4 yrs ago when we added onto this place we had a very hard time finding anyone to do the work up here...electricians and plumbers are rare here too......so that might explain the guys arriving to do the construction and really wanting to do a tattoo...LOL...the mind..( mine at least) works in mysterious ways...LOL

Donkey on 09/22/2019:
It is rainy here today as well. Supposed to rain all day, although it is not currently raining. Everything is wet; the tree line in the backyard is saturated.

Your dream made me smile. Both are quite painful to go through!

I understand what you are saying though. Where my folks used to live, in the middle of Wisconsin, was quite secluded up until the last 5 years (?) they were there? I drove up there, and I saw they had plans for a subdivision - disgusting!

BearCountryGG on 09/22/2019:
What used to be peaceful just isn't anymore. There just seem to be more people acting like they have no respect for others around here anyway......they just come up here...throw their trash everywhere, rip up the roads and then disappear. Subdivisions were popping up all over where we used to live....so far...not here but there is several acres behind us that anything could happen with..here it is often oil wells that appear...and actually that could happen on our 4 acres because we don't have the mineral rights currently ( looks like it might be 4 more years before we can get them)...when we bought and built this place 14 or 15 years ago...it was just going to be a hunting camp...with a simple 800 square foot house on it....eventually we bought the 2 acres next door to add to it that had a small pole building on it....and that actually has an access for oil rigs...so if the current mineral rights owner wants to,....he could actually allow them to put a well here...we decided to add on to the house and the barn....and here we are 4 years later....wondwring if we dare to start the whole process over again in a new location.

grannyannie on 09/22/2019:
I have lots of weird dreams as well!!

We will not move unless we need to be taken care of in a nursing home! Our location is ideal. Peaceful, pretty, no crime, yet not that far into the city or airport (1 1/2 hrs). Behind us is Forestry Dept owned forest, in front is a sea loch.

BearCountryGG on 09/22/2019:
Sounds beautiful where you are...it also describes a lot of whahere we live.....but we are a resort town ( because of the Ausable river)...and the people come....and act like fools while they are here...and it ruins it for those of us that live here......I suspect that if we didn't have that river that for months on end has events, river rafting, canoeing etc....it would be so much more peaceful.

BearCountryGG - Saturday Sep 21, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Got up this morning ready to kick into working harder mode.  Getting up at 4 is kind of irritating but laying around in bed doesn't lead to falling back to sleep most days...so i've decided just to go with it and be more productive.  It will hit me in a couple of hours....but i've decided not to give into it today and push on........I create new habits so fast.......hopefully I can break those habits as quickly. 

Chilly here...and the trees are turning...lots of reds this year.....not anywhere near the peak of color but definately fall.  The days are a lot shorter.  I'm determined to make this next year super productive.....so I'm tweaking routines...and what I eat........I want more...more weight loss and more organization..........it seems like I have just been treading water with the weight............i need to move some clothes along to the donate bag.......so...doubling down and getting this done once and for all.  I will say I'm feeling great...so....on with this!

Sleepy already at 7.....not giving into it....started laundry.......breaking this bad habit today..waking up too early will not ever stop if i continue with the napping.......keeping busy so it will pass.

Funny food cravings here today...cinnamon raisin bread toasted, butter, peanut butter, nectarine and banana, coffee

grannyannie on 09/21/2019:
Great attitude! Have a very productive day!

BearCountryGG on 09/21/2019:
So far so good.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/21/2019:
i agree, easy to make a new poor habit, easy then breaking it! ;)

have a productive day!!!

BearCountryGG on 09/21/2019:
Fought the urge to go back to bed and it passed!!

Donkey on 09/21/2019:
I'm rather envious that you can wake up naturally at 4am. I always seem to have such difficulty getting my body out of bed, even if I'm awake. I often lie there for extended periods of time, in half-sleep, trying to evaluate whether I should get up or not.

My husband, as he's retired now, gets up early, but usually takes a nap around 1pm. Could this work for you?

The leaves have *just* started to turn colors here. Many of the trees are still green. This in spite of the "summer" weather we've had here for the past 2 weeks.

BearCountryGG on 09/21/2019:
Retirement does make it easy to nap when ever.....but I was always an early riser....probably because we always had to get up at 4:30 when we worked.....I had hoped with retirement that would stop....but nope...we are still early risers.

BearCountryGG - Friday Sep 20, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Beautiful day here..........had coffee for breakfast and chicken and cheese on pita, and mac and cheese and cake for lunch........later will probably be chili....I'm really liking the seltzer waters and i think spindrift is my favorite so far...it has 17 calories......which is negligable...so drinking one of those.  Been on the phone for the last 2 days...and haven't gotten much done around here......did go online and order the 23andme heritage/health kits today.....something we have been talking about for years....D's sister and her husband did them and were really happy with the results........so i'm hoping D will actually do his....but if not...oldest son said he would...so I ordered 2. 

Right up until midnight I was 69........and I held onto that ....fell asleep and woke up at 1:05 A.M. and had to accept the truth......I want to make this a year of accomplishments.......and make something positive out of it.  Son T and I talked for hours this morning on the phone....he thinks it's a milestone....( NOT SO SURE THAT IS THE KIND OF MILESTONE I WANT>>>LOL)....But we had a lot of laughs....and truly...today feels no different than yesterday......

grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
I've done the DNA tests and so have my aunt, sister and one brother. Interesting!

I use decade birthdays as motivation for getting fit and a healthy weight. Just after my 40th I did it, did it before 50 and 60, all with good results. I'll use 70 for extra motivation - 2 years and 5 months away.

70 is still young!

BearCountryGG on 09/20/2019:
I have to admit...i feel the same as yesterday...I'm ready to work harder !!!!

BearCountryGG - Thursday Sep 19, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Up early....and not at all hungry...will start with coffee and wait........today is my first walmart grocery pick up.......funny how this makes me a bit nervous......D added some things to the shopping list last night...40 pound bag of birdseed...a cooler...lol...Hope there is room in my Equinox for all this...LOL.....apparently they will send me an email...and Then I respond with their app when I'm heading in their direction.........?????  Are they tracking me at that time...what do people without I phones do?  Can they do grocery pick up?  Questions...questions...already started a load of laundry at 5:30 A.M.........Apparently I'm not the only one with grocery pick up anxiety...LOL...there are a number of you tube videos about it...LOL....And a whole lot of you tube videos about how they love it......so....today is my maiden voyage...LOL...I think this is a great way to avoid impulse buys...and makes it a lot easier to know what I'm spending because it keeps a running total....plus...flu season has started...and I will never get another flu shot unless someone hog ties me and forces it on me...my Mom died a few hours after getting hers....so this will keep me away from some extra germs....this winter....and weirdly...I got a notice last night that Michiganders should stay inside to avoid some mosquito illness that is killing people,,,,good luck with that one...

Back from the walmark pickup....and it went well........super nice people...very quick and efficient...will definately be making this a part of my regular shopping.....

Ended up eating 2 pop tarts in the car at 11......and will have chicken for lunch along with mixed berries.

grannyannie on 09/19/2019:
Mosquito illness in Michigan? I'll have to check that out - my family is all there. Hope it's not Dengue Fever.

It's pretty much impossible to manage without a mobile phone over here and I'm sure it is the same in the US now.

BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
Agree with the phone...I feel naked without mine. And yes to EEE...people are dying in michigan of it..3 now as of yesterday...

grannyannie on 09/19/2019:
Yikes! Just checked on the mosquito disease and it's EEE which is much worse than Dengue Fever.

BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
Yup.....but they are never going to get people to stay inside....people have to work etc......I'm sure it will get worse!

grannyannie on 09/19/2019:
I know Deet is not good for you, but it's better than getting a disease from mozzies. We use it in Thailand - no malaria where we stay, but there is dengue fever there.

BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
We have deet.....boy...the insectisides scare me too...my Dad died of multiple myeloma which they think was caused by insecticides or herbicides....but do not want to get sick for sure.

legcramps on 09/19/2019:
Oh boy, that mosquito disease does not sound good at all! Please stay safe!

BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
I see it's showing up in Rhode island and massachussetts too.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2019:
glad to hear you have been so productive today!

Donkey on 09/20/2019:
I completely agree with you on the fly shot. I truly feel that it has to be a personal decision. I don't get them, but my mom and my husband do.

I'm pleased that your Walmart experience was positive. I will have to tell me daughter. Oh, I guess I'll have to try it out eventually, too. I'm going to try to find some of the YouTube videos you mentioned, lol. #WeekendGoals (lol)

BearCountryGG on 09/20/2019:
I kind of miss the walking around exercise....but wow was it fast and easy and the people were so nice and efficient. It makes it so much easier to avoid impulse purchases...and would really help stay in budget.....i ordered simple things this first time...but the next time...it will be a full shopping trip...and will include meat the net time and some frozen things....

grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
I always get a flu injection every year. It's free at the doctors office when you are 65+. I used to pay a small fee before then.

BearCountryGG on 09/20/2019:
I got them when i worked in a drs office...then stopped them...and started again for 7 years because I had to take my Mom and I didn't want toget sick and pass it to her..( although i did get pneumonia once for 5 weeks)...but I wore a mask around her and left as quickly as i could....but I don't think I have ever gotten the actual flu...pneumonia is my issue more often and the pneumonia shot isn't for the kind I get. But after her death...i won't get it anymore...they do charge here although this year i'm seeing free shot signs...one in our town...but no..not for me.

innerpeace on 09/20/2019:
I haven't gotten a flu shot in five years. The last time i couldn't raise my arm over my head for five months afterwards. I think I was shot in a nerve or something. After getting the shot I had a big knot rise up (size of a ping pong ball), I would rub it and massage it thinking it was the actual serum or something. After it went down I couldn't raise my arm or sleep on it, it was so very sore. After that, I haven't had another...I haven't had the flu either...well yet.

BearCountryGG on 09/20/2019:
I don't blame you...sounds like a reaction for sure....my Mom died about 19 hours later......so I won't chance it anymore.

BearCountryGG - Wednesday Sep 18, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Just doing a whole house sweep of neatening today...and cleaning the litter boxes...maybe a bathroom swipe......bath and hair washing........loading the garbage can and putting that by the door...........kind of low key...........breakfast was coffee and toast..................jut enough to keep me busy around here.  Need to figure dinner out for D.....I think I want some leftovers.  I used to order from shutterrfly for printed photos...and it has been a long time....and it's been kind of hanging over my head...because there were so many to order in there...so finially bit the bullet last night and ordered 1 of  almost every pic.........boy has that place changed...they used to be so resonably priced......each pic was only between 9 cents and 16 cents each....but the shipping was rediculous...like $40....so once they arrive...I am shutting that account down.....and be happy to do it.

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
Busy girl! I've used Shutterfly before but used somewhere else last time. Can't remember who. $40 for shipping is outrageous.

BearCountryGG on 09/18/2019:
They pull you in now with the low per pic price and gouge you on shipping...there is NO WAY in the world that those 2 packs of photos cost $40.00 to ship....Done with them...they are pout of touch now!!

BearCountryGG on 09/18/2019:
LOL...not POUT of touch...OUT of touch...although pout may be more accurate...LOL

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
wow that's high for shipping. maybe some of that they use for profit, and it's $40 so it seems low but then all of a sudden, the $40 at the end. hmmm. at least you got what you wanted out of it and can take a break after this.

BearCountryGG on 09/18/2019:
I can finally shut that sight down...although I see that I can't just close it...I will have to go and delete everything individually....that's for another day...after the pics arrive.

BearCountryGG - Tuesday Sep 17, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Quiet around here today...and feeling sleepy.....allergies are kicking up...but i'm used to that.....placed my first online order today for Walmart pick up...to be done on Thursday.....they recently started that....but the nearest store is 45 minutes away through some desolate forrest with nothing else for miles......so it may not be a winter option.......but i wanted to give it a try in the nice weather.  Other than being sleepy today...i'm feeling so good...no headaches or joint pain...intuitive eating has totally controlled my blood sugar....I do find that most of my cravings are for protein or grains.......but then all of a sudden I want fruits and veggies.....funny how that works.......but it has taken away any general pain that i have been having...no tylenol for days...when I had almost gotten into a daily dose.......the key aside from waiting until I definately KNOW what I want...then portion control HAS TO step in......and it works like a charm......I will admit...I'm eating some crazy things at crazy times....but apparently there is a reason for it.

grannyannie on 09/17/2019:
Glad you're feeling well. I know about allergies! Mine aren't seasonal - they are all the time.

BearCountryGG on 09/17/2019:
I have both...took the allergy shots for a long time until they started causing asthma attacks...since then...i just live with them....funny how they become such an accepted part of life though.

happy-1 on 09/17/2019:
I LOVE in store pickup at Sams Club. They also have it at Target. I'd commit a homicide without it.

BearCountryGG on 09/17/2019:
I think I'm going to use it a lot...especially for the heavy things like pails of kitty litter.....

happy-1 on 09/17/2019:
Sams club has home delivery for heavy stuff like kitty litter, bottled water, detergent, etc.

BearCountryGG on 09/17/2019:
Thats nice and handy...we don't have sams club or costco nearby...closet costco is 3 hrs away...but I used to love to shop there when we lived nearer the city.

Donkey on 09/18/2019:
I have yet to try some of these new services that Walmart has. I guess I'm old fashioned when it comes to shopping (among other things). I'm glad you tried it!

Portion control is everything, isn't it? *sigh*

BearCountryGG on 09/18/2019:
I was so excited for the nearest store to get grocery pick up...but then it kind of scared me....I order on the computer but I had to down;load their app to my phone and then I had to add my regular eamil to the phone and apparently they email me at my time and i respond to their app about when I will arrie....LOL.....I usually don't use my phone for much...i am such a baby about that...but I need to step out of my comfort zone and just do that...LOL

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
yep, always going back to portioning. sizes.

good job feeling better lately.

BearCountryGG - Monday Sep 16, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Looks like it will be a beautiful day here today....temps are perfect........and I'm still full of energy.......Since I began the great closet cleanouts...there are little explosions of things here and there all around the house.......today...those things will be finding new homes...some in other rooms...some go to the car to be donated the next time I go to town....hopefully today it will all come together and be done once and for all........

Will need to go get groceries sometime this week...but putting it off as long as possible.......unnecessary shopping is a bad habit....that has plagued me for several years..........getting a handle on that these days, and the bank account thanks me for that.....because everytime I go to the store...i buy things that are not needed........that fill up the house...and then I end up moving them out of the house.......I don't want to do that anymore....

Sipping my coffee....and waiting for a craving to show up......in the meantime.....I am loaded with energy......eating my cravings seems to lead me to what my body needs....not what my eyes want.  I'm having little to no pain these last few days and I'm amazed.  Advertising has such a huge impact on what we eat.....and I swear it has taken over our own natural instincts............

grannyannie on 09/16/2019:
I find that when I start doing deep cleaning and reorganising that I get inspired to keep going. I plan on starting soon including shampooing carpets.

I know what you mean about advertising tempting us to eat what we shouldn't.

bearcountrygg on 09/17/2019:
Once I really get into something it does keep me motivated to continue.....wish everything went this way,....LOL

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/16/2019:
YES, easy to buy unnecessary items at the store...

you sound very good lately! whatever you are doing, keep doing it!

bearcountrygg on 09/17/2019:
Feeling great and being productive...just feeling good does help with all kinds of motivation.

Maria7 on 09/16/2019:
Good to eat what one is hungry for instead of what we are 'told' we should eat daily, isn't it? We are never full if we continue to have cravings going on. Sounds like you are doing real well. Yes, staying out of the grocery stores as much as possible is a good idea, provided a person has a stash to last them a while of food and looks like now gas may be about to go up in price, too.

bearcountrygg on 09/17/2019:
It just works well.....in the past...I would sometimes eat what I thought I should and then ended up eating my cravings too.....LOL

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