bearcountrygg - Wednesday Nov 20, 2019
Got up really early this morning and decided to do the WW purple plan...loads of zero point foods that right now appeal to me....so I got started on a big pot of zero vegetable soup with black beans and garbanzo beans.........and a big pot of oatmeal with cinnamon and nutmeg that is also zero......added some zero crystal light to my water and had a cup of coffee..........This is a good way of using up some of our stored pantry foods and make some quick meals at the same time...I've never precooked oatmeal before but apparently a lot of people are doing it so i think that will be super fast and easy and only 1 pan to clean up........so.......kind of excited for the zero meals and how quick they will be to stick in the microwave and since fish, chicken, turkey, fat free greek yogurt , eggs and whole grain pastas and brown rice and fruit are also zero...I think this just may be an easy way to do this.......will see how the next few days go.....at least I'm using up some cans that have been sitting around here for awhile.
D had an early dentist appointment this morning and he left...and came right back in a few minutes......he was still wearing his slippers...LOL......this last week he left without his phone and one day another essential...so....looks like we need to start making ourselves lists....LOL...old age stinks!!!
Vegetable soup for lunch...it is really thick...more like a vegetable stew.....and will keep me full for a long time......I think I can do this.
bearcountrygg - Monday Nov 18, 2019
Woke up to the news this morning of another death in my family. My sweet Aunt Wanda passed overnight......she was in her 90's.....the one thing about being in our 70's is that our families are passing very quickly now. D and I both had many aunts and uncles (39 total) and cousins in the hundreds......and we are all old and at risk. I must say that it is sobering and a huge reminder to live the best life we can. Today I will do some thngs I have been putting off for some time. I will get a little more serious about some things that I tend to delay.......and today I will eat for health and find my enjoyment in places other than the kitchen...........
coffee and yogurt
2 dole fruit cups
bearcountrygg - Friday Nov 15, 2019
Just working the green ww program.......all is going well.......first day of deer hunting season around here and the woods are full....and when i say full...I mean full. I have some things to take to the mailbox....but I'm scared...LOL........
Just started the amazon prime deal............and I think we are over shopping...lol....just things that we have been thinking about for awhile but still...I swear it encourages us to shop more often...we used to wait until we had enough in the cart to get free shipping......now we just place orders.......I will say that I do love the 2 day shipping and the prime movies....I am loving movies this way...3 in the last 2 days. No advertisements make me just enjoy them so much more.......turn out the lights and have a seat....just like going to a theatre. I do believe that this had upped my happiness level...of course anything that allows me to sit in my lazy boy always makes me happy...but anyway.........
Lots of laundry to wash.......and D headed out in his hunting clothes as usual for the first day...I never really did worry about that for years.......now....at 71...I worry....but as he always has said.....if something does happen...at least he would die happy.......well...when he was young it didn't seem likely...now....it's scary. I had planned some heavy cleaning today...now I find myself rooted near a window...waiting for him to get home again. If it's not one thing it's another....... or as Wynona Judd used to sing....."If it's not one thing it's your Mother"..........take mother out and add husband there.
bearcountrygg - Thursday Nov 14, 2019
Liked yesterday using the green plan so will stay green for today.
bagel = 6
butter = 5
baby bel light cheese
2 nature valley sweet and salty bars, peanut = 12
chicken with black olives and red peppers = 3
hash browns = 6
banana = 0
Got hungry in the evening so had
chocolate muscle milk for 3
popcorn = 5
Total points for day = 41
total cals for day = 1,516
bearcountrygg - Wednesday Nov 13, 2019
Lots of snow and icy roads......and I'm nesting for the winter.....okay by me...I'm a homebody anyway and this time of year makes it so easy to accomplish the things than the nicer weather does.
WW rolled out it's new program for the year or so...on Monday...and everyone seems to LOVE IT!!! I've spent the last 2 days pouring over it and I think it's a winner too.
Basically we now have choices like never before..3 plans that we can use and switch up at will........and this suits me very well.....it keeps boredom from setting in which is one of my main issues.
The Green Plan = 100+ zero point foods which basically contain fruit and non starchy vegetables
The Blue Plan = 200+ zero point foods which contain fruits, vegetables including some starchy but not potatoes, chicken, turkey, fish,0% fat plain greek yogurt, beans and eggs
The Purple Plan = 300+ zero point foods which contain fruit, vegetables including potatoes, beans, eggs, 0%greek yogurt, chicken, turkey, fish, some grains like oatmeal and barley, brown rice, air popped popcorn , vegetable based and whole grain pasta, tempe and tofu.
The green plan gives me 30 daily points and 42 weeklies
The blue plan gives me 23 dailies and 42 weeklies
The purple plan gives me 16 dailies and 42 weeklies
The dailies are determined by WW and are different for everyone based on age, weight, height, activity level etc.
The beauty of the program is that you can choose every day to pick a different program for the day...they prefer that we do one for 2 weeks before switching but that is not mandatory. It does allow daily choices to be determined by what food is available that day.........or a day when you want more points to use because of a special meal or eating out. Days when I'm more snacky than meal driven would make for a good green day...a day when there is a lot of free foods available would make for a good purple day...or a day when I just want to use specific things up and are not overly hungry might be a good blue day...right now...I think the 2 extreme days will probably be the ones I use the most...so ( green or purple)............
Since I am a person that loves to switch things up all of the time ( moving furniture around, cleaning out drawers, not having specific menus etc.)...I think this will keep my interest better than any previous program.
Today I've chosen GREEN
30 dailies plus 42 weeklies
1 cup coffee = 0
Aldis, mixed berry quark = 3
Banana = 0
1/2 baked chicken breast with nutritional yeast and other seasonings = 3
bearcountrygg - Saturday Nov 09, 2019
Back at home and looking at a lot of things to get done here today. Clothes got a bit looser over the last few days and that is typical for me....I just eat more when I'm at home then when I am away.....I'm looking forward to having the new WW programs rolling out tomorrow...I will be switching I'm sure to a plan there that has less zero point foods.......or at least will give it a try. The roads were really bad yesterday and we narrowly avoided 2 accidents...one was a auto hauler fish tailing right in fromt of us.....narrowly missing a bus and since we were just slightly behind it we were able to slow a bit until we could get around it........going 75 miles an hour on the expressway and having that happen just a few feet away was sobering....glad to be home and off the roads....I'm battening down the hatches and planning on getting a lot done in the house this winter.
Started with my cup of black coffee 0 points
Little bit of a change in plans...decided to go pick up some groceries and other supplies because the roads are somewhat passable....who knows when that will happen again now...and D has been wanting nachos and I didn't have the ingredients....so theres that. Had a dougnut and a bar when i got home because I forgot to eat breakfast.
Had nachos for lunch and haven't counted the points yet..........it's going on 5 and I'm still full......still need to count points...
Took a nap and just finally loaded the dish washer.......feeling lazier than I expected today....I ended up getting more groeries than I planned......but the fridge is full now and I don't think I could get another thing in the freezer so I can forget about that for a long time.
bearcountrygg - Saturday Nov 02, 2019
Had a good on program day with WW......spent the morning doing errands and the snow is sticking......but roads were just wet. Just found out that D's uncle passed today so we will be out of town in this coming week.......so will be reading as I can.
bearcountrygg - Friday Nov 01, 2019
The snow fell all day yesterday...and then last night just before 11....the power went out...luckily we do have a generac...so no sufferering here...and it finally came back on this morning around 10........and the snow continued....so that right now...it is BEAUTIFUL!!
Breakfast was coffee with caramel flavoring, a chicken/apple sausage and hash browns.......looking into what impact macros have today......I've been watching a lot of you tube videos lately about keto......and I know that I could never stick to that forever.......and wondering what short term would look like though...not necessarily getting into ketosis...but just going low carb for awhile...or for a few days...or a day...LOL...or a meal...LOL...I'm a sick puppy!!!
Wow...low carb......just wow......we have very little here that is low carb....We don't have any place that accepts food witin 100 miles from us....they now all want cash or garden produce.......and anyone can go there without real need so they only want to stock what they buy........so I can't give this stuff to them...........I guess I just need to keep counting points until we use it all up......I can see the point of not stocking up so much food.....it would be just my luck that when it's finally gone...the power grid will go down and so will the stores.....guess we will just have to hunt and fish and forrage..when that happens....hmmmmm.
bearcountrygg - Thursday Oct 31, 2019
Rained over night and woke up to snow this morning.........No matter how many hair washings I did....still crisco head...so this morning I'm covered with corn starch..........this mornings bath should be interesting... just spending an hour or so to let it absorb......but so far so good.
Coffee and cereal with milk today for breakfast.
Plenty to do around here today.........so will stay busy.
Corn starch worked and I am so grateful......back to being my old me again.
Snack =- a mini bag of terra chips and a tiny beef stick ( 2 bites)
Lunch was a chicken sausage and hash browns and cheese
Just about the snowiest Halloween I have ever seen.
bearcountrygg - Wednesday Oct 30, 2019
Well...chilly here...the leaves are on the ground but it does allow us to see the road and I can keep track of D easier when he is out walking around in the back.....yesterday he tripped and fell in the woods......and wasn't hurt but he came in telling me that if he hadn't been wearing his glasses he would have been poked in the eye by a branch on the ground......yeah...for glasses....no mention of the knee replacement...so that tells me he has become aclimated to that really well now. Allergies must be high today...my eyes are really red and itchy......life goes on...still washing my hair daily and trying to get that greasy hair treament out.....slow going...but getting better.
Lots to be done today so started with coffee, cereal and milk.....and getting at it all now.
Somehow I thought retirement was going to mean leisure time...but didn't take into account that housework continues rather or not you are retired........I just keep donating...in hopes that at some point it will all get simple...so far...nope.