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bearcountrygg - Monday Aug 03, 2020
Weight: 130.0

Slept really well last night and got up wide awake........

Raining cats and dogs here...and I love it.

Started out by dumping both litter boxes...alwasys a dreaded job but it's done........

unloaded dish washer and reloaded and ran....found a baby spider in a drawer and that's it....drawer emptied and in the DW

Son B called and had a nice chat

took a bathand got dressed

loaded the washer....for the one daily load

checked on things to arrive...none today...so no need to keep clear of the driveway around back...( all delivery trucks circle around there because it's safer than backing out here ( hill).).......and I like to remind D to watch out on the back driveway...he is out there so much of the day....this sends them out our other driveway that is safer.

I found something in my photos on the computer today that I don't like at all..........there were random pictures of my youtube subscriptions in a folder in my photos........they were all just normal pics but the fact that they ended up in my photos is disturbing........I have been using microsoft edge lately...and alot of their blue E's are showing up in my file explorer............so today...after deleting all of the pics...I will also delete all of the blue e's...and go back to using firefox....I loved firefox....no shenanigans there......this is something that just cropped up over the last couple of days....and there is no reason for it that I can see...and I have no reason to want photos from their sites.....I watch them on youtube and other than that...no need.  Obviously things are changing and it is making using a computer more and more dangerous.

breakfast = coffee and beef and cheese on a whole grain roll

Lunch = baked cod, mashed potatoes, rice a roni, blueberries


Progress as of today: 125.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/03/2020:
i'd rather clean my guinea pig cage than wash my own shower! hahaha dreaded cleaning chores indeed...possibly you'd rather empty the litter boxes than clean your bathroom too!?

yeah, it's interesting how these internet programs get your data!

bearcountrygg on 08/03/2020:
I don't like cleaning the bathroom either...LOL

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bearcountrygg - Sunday Aug 02, 2020
Weight: 130.0

Slept like a log last night and totally feel rested from 10:30 to 6.  Up and ready to get moving...1 load laundry done and other odds and ends. 

Breakfast was coffee, toast with peanut butter and honey and then yogurt.

Really do need to see if there are any more smaller clothes in the bins/cabinet.....that I would wear......could use some things that are a bit smaller....( I cannot stand baggy pants)....baggy tops...love them...but pants I can't deal with.   I wish there was a place open now around here to donate the things I will never wear again.  Did find some old work out clothes the other day made by GAIAM........NOPE...will never wear them again...LOL.......those days are over.......there are some things that I just draw the line at now...........I did find a bin the other day with short shorts and bell bottoms...LOL.......some things just need to either get burned or go in the garbage can.  I even had a pair of wide bells...in canary yellow no less...what was I thinking?  But then I look back at old photos and I dressed my poor boys in striped pants and turtle necks...............oldest son went off to kindergarden on the first day of school wearing white pants with the words Winnie the pooh all over them in navy blue.  Those were the days.......makes me want to get out the old photos again.......back when we thought we were cool........yet....so not cool.  I have a bad scar on the back of my thigh that happened when I was 1........so it's been there as long as I can remember...kind of like something that others may work to hide...but because it has been there basically my whole life...I never think about it...yet to my surprise...others do notice it and ask what happened.......I recall wearing short skirts/dresses with nylons back in the day..apparently so short that others would occassionally mention that I had a run in my nylons....NOPE...it was the scar.....now I look back and think....I cannot believe that I wore skirts so short that the scar showed...........

Some of these things should never be worn....then and now...LOL

Maybe for halloween costumes. 

morning snack was a quest bar and diet vernors

Lunch was baked cod, rice, tomatoes and peppers, toasted english muffin and mixed berries

 Dinner was a philly cheese steak sandwich and a mini pk of a quaker granola bite thing

Progress as of today: 125.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/02/2020:
it's great that you were never embarrassed of the scar and that you wore what you liked! i wore bell bottoms as well, in the 90's.

your breakfast sounds good...yogurt as well as toast with pb and honey. i'm enjoying honey as of late.

bearcountrygg on 08/02/2020:
I've been craving honey for a couple of weeks now......otherwise...I can go years without it. Actually the only times I ever think about the scar is when someone else mentions it...or...back in the day when we had leather car seats and no air conditioners....and i would get in the car and the scar would stick to the car seat and literally double over on its self...that was a weird feeling.......otherwise I guess it is kind of like a birthmark...always been there so it's just part of me.

Maria7 on 08/02/2020:
Yes, I do recall the bell bottoms' days. I even sewed extra material into my bell bottoms pants to make them even wider. I wore mine while roller-skating at the skating rinks, which was 'my thing' when I was a teenager. Also, I remember ironing clothes...does anyone actually ever do that anymore? Those were the days of listening to the Mamas and the Papas sing Monday, Monday and I made my dresses to wear to school because back then, girls were forced to wear dresses or skirts as no pants wearing at school was allowed...yes, it was public school, not private. The world as we knew it was much different back then from what it is nowadays.

bearcountrygg on 08/02/2020:
I spent my time roller skating too.....my favorite thing to do back then...and continued skating with my kids for years too. I do remember ironing...I ironed everything...hours of it...we have an iron...but I haven't used it in years. Don't miss that at all. Loved the mamas and the papas....and we too had to wear dresses to school. I also wore dress shoes even in the winter...nothing like bare legs and little leather dress flats walking to the bus stop....but we were tough I guess...because we never thought a thing about it.....that was all we knew. Today that would be child abuse. I think it made us a strong generation though.

thinkpositive on 08/03/2020:
I even ironed my hair! Fun thinking about styles in the 60’s & 70’s . Clothes that look so silly now but were very cool at the time.

bearcountrygg on 08/03/2020:
Very true...we were stylin then!!!

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bearcountrygg - Saturday Aug 01, 2020
Weight: 130.0

Nice quiet day around here......so far I've stayed busy.......seems work is never done.  Weather is very comfy and just right.  Sleeping all night the last 2 nights...not even bathroom breaks so loving that. 

Breakfast was toast with peanut buter and honey along with coffee

Lunch was a philly cheese steak sandwich, peppers, tomatoes and rice

Dinner was yogurt, mixed berries and diet vernors

Evening Quest bar and quaker 100 cal pks (2)


D is watching his old westerns.....so I think I will sit down and watch a movie in the den.  Watched some youtube......now heading over to watch that movie.

Progress as of today: 125.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/01/2020:
Never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep :-)

Your menus sound quite delicious!

Ah nothing like the comfort of watching old favorite TV shows. Westerns aren't my thing (Bonanza, Big Valley, Have Gun Will Travel, Lone Ranger, etc.), so I too would probably watch something else in the den. :-)

bearcountrygg on 08/01/2020:
I'm surprised not to be waking up...I agree....it is nice to wake up well rested.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/02/2020:
lol in terms of work never being done - my laundry finally piled up! time to go do it! :)

bearcountrygg on 08/03/2020:
That is one thing that never ends...usually by the time I'm taking the last load from the dryer...there is more in the hamper.

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bearcountrygg - Friday Jul 31, 2020
Weight: 130.0

 Up at 4:30.........and wide awake.....washer going, still dark out and coolish and in the mood for getting some things done today.

Schwans delivery today between 10 and 1 so I need to be at home because it's all freezer stuff.  

I'm feeling like we are in a postion to now deal with whatever life throws at us....of course I could be wrong.....but I feel like I've covered most of the bases anyway.  Prepping makes me feel secure and D is happy that I have taken that over...he has taken care of his part of this too so life goes on with preps at the ready.  

UPS brought a finger pulse oximeter yesterday that I didn't know I ever wanted.....being asthmatic has always made me wonder about my lungs...D has issues with that too.....so now we know where we stand with that and we are happy to know we are both still in the normal range for oxygen.....low normal...but normal...( or at least as normal as 2 old screwballs can be...LOL)

 Breakfast was unusual for most but quite typical for me.....leftover chili with 2 hot dogs cut up in it...coffee and diet vernors

snack was another diet vrnors and some sour gummies

Lunch was baked chicken wings, mashed potatoes and berries

busy phone today......

evening =  cookie, cranberry baar, animal crackers......drinking lots of water today.


Progress as of today: 125.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/31/2020:
Husband ordered the finger oximeter a couple of months ago. He used it all the time just to show off his oxygen is 99% and his resting pulse only about 55-57.

bearcountrygg on 07/31/2020:
WOW...he should show that off...great numbers....I used to work in a medical office and I had no idea I could just buy one...and for only$29....well worth it...especially these days.

Donkey on 07/31/2020:
How does a pulse reader monitor oxygen intake? Hmm, interesting! Thus does sound like a very helpful gadget to have, though, and you can both use it.

Enjoy your delivery! My mom always loved it when the Schwann's guy dropped by. She still gets her deliveries in Nevada (versus Wisconsin). :-)

bearcountrygg on 07/31/2020:
You just clip it on any finger and stay still for a few seconds..it basically shines a light through the finger for the reading..well worth it at $29. Schwans has the wild caught alaskan salmon that D loves....otherwise it's an hour drive one way and hit and miss rather they have it.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/31/2020:
i have that pulse oximeter too but never used it!

it's small right? goes on your finger?

bearcountrygg on 07/31/2020:
tiny...yup..on a finger.....it's fast easy and interesting...and it encourages me to get up and move around more to keep that blood oxygenated. Ours is also a pulse monitor so checking pulse while exercising is interesting too.

legcramps on 07/31/2020:
Well that's an early wake up time! I'm sure you'll have a productive day because of it :)

bearcountrygg on 07/31/2020:
I don't think we ever got past the old working days early rising.....after 32 years of that...it created quite the habit.

grannyannie on 07/31/2020:
Yea, hubby is very, very healthy and he'll be 72 soon. He's very fit and active, eats healthy. His only vice is beer.

bearcountrygg on 07/31/2020:
D will be 72 in August, he's active outdoors...daily...he had a knee replacement a couple of years ago and is doing well with that. His Dad had dementia so he is super aware of any changes of that kind.....I think monitoring oxygen levels will encourage him to move around even more than he already does...need to keep that blood moving. Diabetes is his family issue right now for all of them....and In his career of building hospitals, schools and auto plants...he ran into a lot of asbestos....and damaged his lungs.....when you are young you think you are invincible....but....in the end...things show up. I had a heart attack during a very minor surgery when I was 29 so there is heart damage...that along with my asthma and thyroid problem......the oximeter will be a huge help....I can't figure out whey I never thought to order one before....sure can't hurt.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/31/2020:
you remind me i have one and can use it...time to time to help myself. or to see changes. i should have used it while home!

bearcountrygg on 07/31/2020:
Could be interesting...let us know if it makes any difference in how you exercise.

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bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jul 29, 2020
Weight: 133.0

 Woke up well rested......and full of energy.  


Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich

2 cans diet vernors ( will take me all day to drink these)

1 ounce brie

banana bread

chili dog

green bean and potato casserole

1 chicken wing



100 cal pk popcorn



Headed out to the banks...proud of myself...stayed in the car and didn't go in any stores...


Progress as of today: 122.8 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/29/2020:
I remember Vernors. My granny always had them in her house along with Strohs beer!

bearcountrygg on 07/29/2020:
The cure all for everything!!! LOL

Donkey on 07/30/2020:
My boss likes those Jimmy Dean sandwiches. We always have a big box of them in the freezer at work. Those, and sausages wrapped in pancake batter on a stick (yuck).

Looks like a good eating day overall!

bearcountrygg on 07/30/2020:
Never tried the pancake sausage thing...but I do love those sandwiches.

legcramps on 07/30/2020:
Yum, banana bread. You're making me hungry!

bearcountrygg on 07/30/2020:
Hit the spot

Horn_of_plenty on 07/30/2020:
very nice on the banana bread! my sister has been baking them for her baby!

nice job not shopping in the stores today :)

stay well, stay happy, stay productive.

bearcountrygg on 07/30/2020:
Will do!

happy-1 on 07/31/2020:
Yum!!! Sausage, potatoes and green beans, right? My mom used to make that.

bearcountrygg on 07/31/2020:

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bearcountrygg - Monday Jul 27, 2020
Weight: 133.0

 Woke up with a lot of energy today...yesterday was a very sleepy day.....including 2 naps.....but I think I got that out of my system.

Slept well last night...Went to bed during a loud and heavy thunder storm...they clean the air and make my breathing so much better....so it is a nice morning here.

Didn't count cals yesterday but will today

coffee                       0 points                2 cals

skinny syrup             0 points                 0 cals

1/3 rd of a damaged plum  0 pts          10 cals

3 peaches ( from damaged 6) 0 pts     175 cals

3 baked chicken wings =         17 pts      648 cals

green bean casserole with potatoes added = 13 pts    and 417 cals

1 can diet vernors   0 pts                      0 cals

 2nd can of vernors  0 points and 0 cals




Tracking pkgs so UPS and FED EX due today........things are tricking in from some orders made days ago.....so many orders were broken down into many smaller ones

There is plenty to keep me busy here today so that is what I will get done...staying at home.

I think I mentioned on saturday that we won't be getting anymore of the Imperfect food boxes.....for several reasons......meat wasn't kept cold ( ice packs completely defrosted and dripping wet all over things)...........all fresh produce soaking wet,  so much of the produce was so badly damaged/bruised or rotten that it had to be thrown away, blood pooling in one package of meat that means it wasn't cool enough...others slightly cool to the touch........PLUS....while I am all for recycling...I found out that this company ( during times on NOT covid)....wants their boxes and wet bag ice packs back...so that they can be reused.......that means TO ME...that I could get my food delivered in a box with leaking ice packs that has been sitting in someone elses garage etc...with mice or worse climbing all over it ...none of the produce is protected from the box...it's all laying in there randomly.......with remnants of lettuce etc stuck to the box.........like I said...I'm fine with recycling...but when my food is touching something that unsanitary I would rather take my chances with the store...........( I've had gardens before...I know those foods are also in contact with wildlife)....but looking at the filthy and soaking wet boxes that arrived on saturday.............for me...that is going too far...and there was no cost savings....so we are done with that.

For $71 we got 4 small pkgs of room temp meat...a lot of totally bruised fruit, potatoes that were rotten and mushy, 3 tiny pks of cheese that were as much as $7.00 each, a damp pkg of dark chocolate, ......the cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce, radishes, 2 peppers and 3 of the apples were okay as were 2 baby avocados......I'm salvaging what I can and will use it over the next few days....but not worth the money...I will be better off shopping for produce at the store.

 So far spent the day doing paperwork and paying bills and doing laundry...dryer decided to stop with the haot air again....not a good time for this.   Made bed, cleared off the dining room table and put some more canne goods into storage for winter.

2 pks arrived...waiting for the next one...


Progress as of today: 122.8 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/27/2020:
We had heavy storms overnight too. Much needed rain! The temperatures will still be warm this week but if it's less humid, we can open the windows again. Ahhh....

I completely see why you not want to do Imperfect again.

What inspired you to count calories today?

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2020:
Counting today because I have been eating a lot of toasted bagels with peanut butter, butter and honey......need to curtail that a bit...will still being eating that but need a reminder of the impact of it.

grannyannie on 07/27/2020:
A high energy day is always good. Shopping sounds very disappointing!

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2020:
I enjoy these kinds of days...yesterday I slept a lot.......that grocery delivery won't work for us.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2020:
i had a very sleepy day here...but thankfully nothing a little coffee didn't help to cure a little bit!

i guess imperfect was much too imperfect!

bearcountrygg on 07/28/2020:
Way too imperfect......unfortunately.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2020:
even though the fruit was damaged, so sorry!, it's nice to see it on your food list for today!

bearcountrygg on 07/28/2020:
There is some that is usable......and I so wished that it had worked out......I'm better off just oing to the store and getting what they have that day.......rotting and bruising that ruins 3/4ths of an item doesn't work at all for us. I really don't blame the company for that...more than likely it is because fed ex had too far to carry it here......I suspect that if we were not so remote....the ice pack would have lasted better too.

legcramps on 07/28/2020:
Oh, that stinks about the imperfect food order :( but I would take remote living over food delivery anyways :)

bearcountrygg on 07/28/2020:
Life here is so different from the city...I miss the city!!! :(

Horn_of_plenty on 07/28/2020:
yes agree with you about your rural situation as a counterpoint to the ease of food delivery...no good. oh well :(

bearcountrygg on 07/28/2020:
Does affect any options......I've lived in both kinds of places.....they both have their pros and cons.

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bearcountrygg - Saturday Jul 25, 2020
Weight: 133.0

 Beautiful day today....slept well......and eating carbs......just not interested in counting and I think it's a coping mechanism.  Not going to fight it...just going with it.  Things to do around here and I seem to have no interest in counting as long as I'm so busy.  maybe one thing at a time....not sure.  The mood, the tension of life right now is taking away my motivation.  

The Imperfect food box is due  to arrive today and I will believe it when I see it....I can';t imagine why they would deliver here and not in other more populated areas.  Like I said...I will believe it when I see it.  Hopefully it's a go on that....I need that in my life.

The intuitive eating continues......but I'm doubting right now if I'm eating out of physical need...I'm suspecting emotional need......I usually can tell the difference.....it's usually obvious......I am craving chicken salad and will have that for lunch..........maybe the bagels are needed...since carbs are happiness and energy......or are they just what I lean to when stress arrives.  I can say that chicken salad is a strong craving......maybe that's all my body needs....protein/fat/celery/bagel/PB/honey...........maybe it's genuine need there.....no idea really....just going with it.

Breakfast = bagel, butter, PB, honey and coffee.

Lunch was a chicken salad on a spinach wrap and veg beef soup with blueberries for dessert

Snacks were a clio yogurt bar and cereal and milk

The imperfect foods boxes arrived bt Fed Ex............I'm not exactly sure what to think......both ice packs were totally defrosted.......and there was 4 packages of meat in there...that were slightly cool......there was also very small pkgs of 3 cheeses that I have never tried.....but I don't mind them not staying cool.......the veggies were all wet from the defrosted freezer bags........so i cleaned things and refrigerated them...all meat went into the freezer.....didn't get pics..thought about it too late.   there were 2 of the tiniest avocados I have ever seen.....and some tiny apples...and several necrtarines that were so bafdly bruised all of the way around them that I'm not sure they will be salvageable.....will see this evening.........The breads look fine.......oddly enough there were tiny potatoes wrapped up in a plastic bag there were drenched...not sure how that happened......I can see that I will need to order things with tougher skins in the future...the cucumbers and zucchini were looking good......It was kind of weird to see a couple types of lettuce just laying around in a box with assorted produce all over it.....I will try it again next week......and not order meat, or cheese or produce that can be easily bruised.......the clam shell of tomatoes, mini bag of radishes, plums, green onions and 2 peppers were fine.......hopefully the meat didn't spoil...I wouldn't mind ordering meat in the winter....but not in the summer.....and the tiny cheeses were amazingly small for the prices.........probably won't get cheeses anymore either......but the breads...2 loaves, a pkg of bages and a pkg of naan and hot dog buns look fine.....there was also a very small pkg  of dark chocolate...expensive by my standards..that is also not worth the cost.....I figure that this order was a learning excperience.....I see now what to stick with in the future...and in the meantine we will enjoy what we can of this box.

 Tries the chocolate and the brie...and fontina cheeses........on second thought...we decided to cancel........we have concerns with the wet ice packs and the meat not being kept cold.  Had to throw out some rotton potatoes....and will probably lose peaches and some nectarines and an apple....so probably not worth it.


Progress as of today: 122.8 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/25/2020:
Oh I hope your Imperfect box does arrive today!!!

Perhaps, if you feel that you are eating out of an emotional need, try to drink water/tea before actually taking a bite. See if that helps take the edge off of the sensation.

This adjustment to the "new normal" tends to flare up with me too. I feel like it's always there, this slight edgy anxiety, but then every once in a while, I really feel it.

bearcountrygg on 07/25/2020:
It did and was defrosted.....not so good for the 4 pkgs of meat.........we will find out....but there was a lot of good stuff in there...and lessons learned about what not to order the next time. I'm usually a homebody anyway but I guess I miss just going to get out oif the house when I want to....LOL

grannyannie on 07/26/2020:
I'd be nervous about defrosted meat as well.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2020:
so sorry that your experience with the imperfect foods was not satisfactory. i can understand why you'd want to cancel it :(

i've been eating lots more carbs too, during the whole summer.

Donkey on 07/26/2020:
That's very interesting about the Imperfect shipment. I guess you'd say it was ... imperfect.

You should let the company know that their cold packs failed. First, it will help them correct this. Second, you might get a discount or coupon to try again -- and you might want to do that just to get the better products (e.g. bread) that worked out well for you.

Also, I can see that if I were to try this type of service, that I should not do so in the summer. It just doesn't work. But otherwise, I still might try something like this in the future.

bearcountrygg - Friday Jul 24, 2020
Weight: 133.0

Well...we both got the 23 and me testing completed...so I take those to the post office today....and stop at the bank...and then back home........lots of boxes came in over the last 2 days...and they are begging to be unpacked......we are now set...no more room...and we now need to work off this stuff....( plus the impossible foods and schwans deliveries......I'm ready to stay home again.......I've had enough these last 2 days to hold me for awhile.......neighbors came over yesterday afternoon.....kids called.........that's enough for me.

I need to settle in again....and count...pants a bit snug today........but I haven't been overeating....no scale...didn't think about it today until now.......

There is a lot of shelf filling to do today.....

And this weekend i need to get back at organizing the basement...there are still bins I haven't looked in for 5 1/2 years......I'm noticing that some of the photo albums are falling apart...( the ones that has the "magnetic" pages...more like sticky pages that aren't sticky anymore....need to empty those.....but not today.

Waiting for hair to dry...then heading out.

Breakfast = Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich and coffee

Ran the bank and post office errands

2nd breakfast of toasted bagel w/pb and honey....not a good habit to start...need to go back to telling myself no.

Phone busy all at once.......why does that happen.

Some of my scenery on the trip

Amish sheep farm...almost got a pic of an amish farmer herding his cows...but I wasn't fast enough with the camera....had to settle for sheep...at least they were still.

Dinner was chicken, rice and mixed veggies with cake in a cup for dessert.




Progress as of today: 122.8 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/24/2020:
I did the 23 and Me years ago and then the Ancestry one. Interesting though not at specific as you'd like.

bearcountrygg on 07/24/2020:
D's sister had hers done and we figure his will be basically identical....her husband's said he had a relative...he went to the site and it was one of his brothers...LOL...he was hoping for someone more distant. Mine will have some facts hopefully solving a family mystery....and the countries involved in mine will answer that once and for all....I wish my Dad was alive so that I could share the results with him.....

Horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2020:
speaking of hair drying, i love when my hair is wet from being just washed (in the summertime!)

i do love that photo! there's so many sheep just beautiful looking and grazing away! they are beautiful!

bearcountrygg on 07/24/2020:
I always let my hair n air dry......It really doesn't take that long.

grannyannie on 07/24/2020:
Love the sheep pic - lots of them around me.

bearcountrygg on 07/24/2020:
They are so peaceful looking.....this pic was only about 1/8th of the total group....this is really a huge sheep farm. Looks like they sheared them recently.

grannyannie on 07/24/2020:
I head out with my camera during lambing time. I'm a sucker for baby lambs.

bearcountrygg on 07/24/2020:
They are adorable.

bearcountrygg - Thursday Jul 23, 2020
Weight: 133.0

 Yesterdays walmart pick up lacked the few things that we had to have...and didn't substitute anything for them.......otherwise.....I brought stuff home from there....but.....I had to go out today to get the things they didn't have.......prices are upabout 1/3rd........on many things but not all......got to the post office, dollar general and grocery store...plus filled up the gas tank......will have to go back out eventually to the Post office again and the bank..........23 and me.......took hours yesterday for mine...and I even stopped answering question ( for research only).......towards the end.....I was getting survey fatigue.......today i will get D's registered.....( he doesn't want to answer a lot of questions so it will be shorter..................).......so...it's raining....and there were many amish buggies out today with ladies only...they must have had a gathering of some sort......all getting  wet in the rain.........so back inside and settling down.  Need to print out a Tigers baseball schedule...do some paperwork, on the second load of laundry and then I'm done for the day.  

Breakfast was a Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich and coffee

Progress as of today: 122.8 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/24/2020:
Very pretty picture!

Looks like you had a busy day out and about. It's good to get out, I suppose, even with COVID concerns. (And I hear you on those!)

bearcountrygg on 07/24/2020:
It's good to be out but it's good to be back home again...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2020:
lol about you probably being from another planet ! hahahaha!!!!

nice job finishing your questionaire...i can imagine it being a long task!

that's buggy is just adorable :) love seeing people get around still this old-school way! are they allowed to drive??

bearcountrygg on 07/24/2020:
They aren't allowed to drive cars....but they circumvent the rules by getting small construction vehicles like skid steers...and they drive those around like they are cars...we do have a bunch of amish rebels here.....they break the regular rules to suit themselves......and they have no problem using phones or electricity if it belongs to someone that isn't amish or paying for rides...if it suits them....it was cute one day...an elderly amish lady ahead of me at the store walked away without the greeting card she just paid for.I called her back to get it...and she thanked me and turned around and handed me her 50cent off gas receipt and said we were even...because we helped each other....it was cute......of course her horse and buggy doesn't use gas...

bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jul 22, 2020
Weight: 133.0

 Well..........more deliveries today and a 2 hour plus round trip to walmart pickup............tomorrow errands in town ( BUT NO SHOPPING)......I'm ready to figure that we now have a good amount of supplies for the winter.......with imperfect foods delivery, schwans delivery .....we should be good for a long long time.........

...we are getting notices of area stores and infection warnings......so  I just want to stay at home.  

Todays trip will cut the day in half so I probably won't get much else done.....tomorrow...wrapping things up with the bank and post office.

We have had these 2 boxes of 23 and me genetic testing here for months and haven't done them because of the situation....but I think we will get those done today so I can take them to the post office tomorrow.........

Intuitive eating continues without problem....and I'm actually working on not judging it......and when i do look back at my day...over about 3 days......it all evens out nutrient wise......so I'm sticking with that....cals a generally between 1,200 and 1,300....most days.....figured usually at the end of the day.......less stress on me and just going back to my past roots...when there was no weight issue.....................I can definately remember the beginning of my weight problems......it was a stresful time......and it was also the beginning of McDonalds supersizing meals....when they made them so tempting in order to get your moneys worth...that I believe most people went for their value............and I know I totally lost track of what a serving was ( as compared to before)......restaurants started upping the quanities...stores got larger to accomodate the huge munbers of NEW foods...( convenience and boxed).......and I know I lost track of what was an appropriate amount of food and whart wasn't.

I asked D the other day what cookies he remembers from his childhood...and he only remembered ones that his mom baked...he had NO MEMORY of store bought cookies......I also remember  mainly cookies that the family baked also...but i remember animal crackers and the windmill cookies that we bought...( both still available)........but I don't remember any others...what changes have come to pass......and not necessarily in a good way........but JUST DIFFERENT!  

Son B has already called 2 times this moring.......bemoaning the fact that they don't know rather my daughter in law will have a job ( she works for the school system).............rather they should put $2,500 into her current car...or buy a new one........if she isn't going to be working...then repairs make more sense......if she will be working than a new car and payments make sense............I told him to just try to take everything day by day.....he is sounding overwhelmed.............but my gut feeling is to just keep putting one foot in front of the other...I don't think there is any way to have even the slightest way to know what is around the next corner anymore...what we thought we knew...we didn't know.  

I for one am just trying to do the best I can each day and keep an open mind....because I know one thing for sure.....i really seriously know nothing.  


Progress as of today: 122.8 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2020:
I want to hear all about how satisfied you are with the imperfect foods.

and i also want to hear about the genetic testing info that you get back! let's see where you are REALLY from! haha

when i was in college, all my foods were "supersized." there was even this awesome salad bar where we could pick and choose everything we wanted in our salads, but even those were too big to eat in one serving (even though i did). college def was not the best of experiences - i'm talking only in terms of learning to eat right, that didn't happen there! but i guess we have to learn from our mistakes and from our experiences.

yes, the convenience food world def evolved over the past 50 years!

i wish the best for your daugher in law :)

bearcountrygg on 07/22/2020:
I'm looking forwardt to the imperfect box........boy...the questions on the 23 and me site went on forever......so I only got mine done....( apparently I didn't need to answer so many of them....It literally took hours)...D said to just answer the minimal ones for him....so I will do that tomorrow....I'd like to know where I'm really from too...LOL ( probably another planet)

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