bearcountrygg - Friday Jan 17, 2020
Well there is snow everywhere...and the roads are bad...d said he may just go shopping later today and that would be fine with me. We are about halfway done putting the kitchen island together and I love it...it's exactly what we needed...no more complaints about the small kitchen.....today...i'm getting things together to put in it...when it's done. Ordered some plactic bins for D's snacks...I don't really want to be tempted by his and I have enough of my own to use up....this way I can also repack his bins with what he needs as they empty out ( I do keep up with his blood sugar levels because he is diabetic yet he needs some carbs to keep his energy up...so it's a balance...and I put his snacks in his cupboard accordingly...when his glucose is high I take some specific things out...when he is level i add some back...( keeps him happy and healthy and doesn't make him feel like he is missing out on anything).......
Breakfast = 2 slices of 35 cal potato bread, spray butter, the last of the turkey pepperoni, 1 serving of Pioneer Woman roasted vegetable egg bits, and coffee with sf syrup = 9 points and 302 calories
bearcountrygg - Thursday Jan 16, 2020
Got up after 6 this morning........no more naps for me.....night time is my maijor sleeping time now and I love it.
Im have been grousing about my little kitchen here for 5 years....the other day I went online and ordered a rolling kitchen island and it arrived yesterday...i don't believe I will ever complain about this kitchen again.....we needed this..........
I wish the roads would get cleared here......right now it's frozen lumpy slush....and we need some specific groceries........hmmmmmm
coffee with sf syrup so far.......0 points and 2 cals
Well....more snow...so definatly not going to the store....then sinfo.....son called needing some info........and I'm staying home.
Breakfast was unicorn cereal, unsweetened almond milk, and Naked coconut water = 16 points and 338 cals
Lunch was cod, mac and cheese and peas and carrots= 9 points and 353 cals
Dinner was a steamfresh superfoods medley of kale, sweet potato, garbanzo beans and rice and a Built Bar = 12 points and 430 cals
Total cals for the day = 1,121...and no plans to eat anymore tonight....
bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jan 15, 2020
Got up feeling good and full of energy. I think I have broken the nap in bed every afternoon problem, Over the last 2 weeks I've resorted to that once but not since....for days I kept falling asleep in a chair as soon as I sat down...but over the last couple of days there is none of that. I'm going to bed earlier...usually between 9 and 10 ( always read or do sudoko or similar)....and then fall asleep....usually get up a couple of times a night for bathroom breaks and fall asleep again as soon as my head hits the pillow. Got up this morning at 6...which is a bit late for me...and I love it....I am now getting 7 to 8 hours at night, in bed of solid sleep.......sleep training works for me...and it took 2 weeks. Just noticed that I haven't had a headache for at least a week......and that is amazing for me. I'm also wanting to keep busy...not wanting to sit down for more than 10 minutes or so and then I get antsy to move around. Things are getting done without the timer because I want to. I will say that I wanted a snack so bad last night...but I resisited because I didn't want to revisit that habit and I didn't want to post it here........THANKS LADIES...YOU KEPT ME FROM SNACKING!!!!!
Breakfast was 2 scrambled eggs with tomatoes and peppers, 2 slices of sprouted bread toasted with spray butter and and 1 cup coffee with sf syrup. = 8 points and 309 cals
Lunch was a bit much....leftovers that I still have problems throwing out...so I'm making room in my pooints for them.......probably a bad habit that I will never be able to break. With just the 2 of us here and him being quite picky...and me being a human garbage can...well....it just is.
Lunch was beef stroganoff with meatballs, 2 mini peppers, a large can of V-8 and a vanilla Built Bar = 881 cals and 27 points ( good thing my points rolled over to a new week today).......but...I am full and will probably stay that way for many hours.
That last meal stuck with me so not eating dinner tonight.....so my total cals for the day are 1,160
bearcountrygg - Tuesday Jan 14, 2020
D had to take his best hound dog to the vet last night....and we got bad news...x-rays show cancer of the jaw............will be dosing him with antibiotics and pain killers for the next 2 weeks and then make a decision.....sad times here.
Coffee so far, = 0 points and 2 cals
Continuing with housework today....mnoving furniture around makes me feel like I am in control when I'm really not........it's a calming thing for me....I see lots of cleaning and moving and reorganizing in my day today..........continuing with using up what is here......at least now when we open the freezer...things don't fall out on the floor...and that's a good thing. Finding forgotten things in there and that's a good thing too......
Had a BIG breakfast but oh well......it is what it is...counted it and moving on....
Breakfast = 2 slices sprouted bread toasted, spray butter, peanut butter, 2 cuties a cup of cracklin oat bran ( finished off that box) and unsweetened almond milk = 759 calories and 26 points.....apparently I threw a food fit...but still in points and cals....
I can see the stress eating in that....had more than a serving of high point cereal to empty box......1 cup of almond milk was too much for that...poured it in anyway.....old habits die hard. Recognizing it is something though.
Lunch was the last whole wheat hot dog bun with a starkist tuna salad pouch, potato chips and freeze dried corn packet = 15 points and 517 cals
Dinner...wasn't hungry but needed to get some veggies in and the tomatoes are getting kind of old so had a few of those, 2 mini peppers, and orange and 2 small meatballs = 4 points and 237 cals
Total for the day is 1,513
No more eating for the day...just water.
bearcountrygg - Monday Jan 13, 2020
Not sure what we are doing today.......
Breakfast for me was 2 slices of Alpine valley honey sprout bread, spray butter, 1 serving Hormel turkey pepperoni and 1 wedge Laughing cow lite swiss = 7 points and 227 cals.
Super busy morning...phone rang continually....but happy to talk to both sons so that was fine.......getting a bunch of bedding and laundry done....things piling up to take to the homeless shelter ( they like donated bedding).......so feeling like I'm accomplishing things between calls.........fast lunch....would not buy the frozen sandwiches again but had to try them...still more in the freezer though. Ice cream had frost on top so time to use it up.......
Lunch 2 frozen ready made tiny ham and cheese sandwiches and a carton of breyers = 20 points and 570 cals............
Denny ate early because a dog had to go to the vet....so I ate later and apparently I ate on a kids plate.......LOL....That sure has been around for a long time but it was handy.
Got a lot of odds and ends done today...bed stripped and everything got washed including all pillows including decorative ones, bedspread and blanket and sheets...plus 99% of the regular laundry...slast dryer load just stopped........it was a productive day.
Dinner was 3 potions of baked chicken wings ( 1 1/2).....corn and steak fries = 14 points and 489 cals
Cals for the day = 1,286....and very happy with that.
bearcountrygg - Sunday Jan 12, 2020
Well.....I guess yesterday wasn't a total loss food wise...because it reminded me how I feel when I eat too many carbs and not enough veggies.........I just feel fatter today......and I don't like that.....veggies make me feel more comfortable........besides...hopefully I got that craving over with.
Starting with coffee with sf syrup = 0 pts and 2 cals
Weather is not pleasant so will be inside......I have struggled with a small kitchen and really disliked it for the last 5 years........so yesterday we turned the table around, moved some other furniture and i ordered a kitchen island yesterday that I think will finally make me a little happier about the storage...hopefully I will quit complaining about lack of kitchen storage. I'm even boring myself...and I know D will be happy to not listen to that anymore.
Thinking about it now I suspect that was what was behind my carb fest yesterday........
Breakfast was an apple and a breakfast sandwich made with Brownberry Oven whole wheat sandwich thin, spray butter, 1 egg, 1 serving Hormel turkey pepperoni and 1 slice Kraft american cheese = 10 points and 448 cals
Breakfast turned out perfect numbers wise and was very filling, and with three proteins in the sandwich hopefully it will stick with me until lunch...I wish every days turned out like this.
Lunch was 4 thin slices of beef deli meat, 4 steak fries, corn and brussel sprouts/olive oil , an orange and a peanut butter Built bar = 13 points and 576 cals.
Evening snack...not hungry enough for a meal = V8 vegetable juice and harvest snaps green pea crisps mini pkg = 5 points and 160 cals.
1,184 cals for the day
bearcountrygg - Saturday Jan 11, 2020
Ice storm going on here...everything is a skating rink.
Wen to the freezer looking for something for my breakfast.......( feels good finally cleaning that out)....found a couple of ziplock bags with pancakes.........warmed all of them...but not everyone in the picture was edible.......tossed what wasn't......so did have 5 and tossed 2 in the trash.
5 pancakes, less than 1/4th cup Mrs Buttersworth lite, spray butter, coffee and sf coffee syrup = 14 points and 440 cals
Need to incorporate more fruit and veggies today....lately meals have been carb heavy and I'm actually getting tired of those.
First snack of the year.......and I'm happy that I was able to put it off this long....proves to me that I don't have to just eat on a whim....that it's okay to ignore the desire to snack....but this morning a snack was needed...so i went with it.
1 mini bag of pop corner kettle chips and 2 mini kind bars = 11 points and 320 cals
Lunch was a pork chop, roasted brussel sprouts including olive oil , mixed vegetables and an orange = 5 points and 310 cals
Well so much for the fruit and veg for the rest of the day...i was STARVING!!!!!! Fruit and veg was not going to satisfy that........so I ate what I was craving.....
Dinner = unicorn cereal, unsweetened almond breeze, a caramel built bar and a cup of tea = 14 points and 362 cals
Calories for the day was 1,432
bearcountrygg - Friday Jan 10, 2020
Freezing rain here for the entire weekend and a sheet of ice already...so we will be stuck at home. Plenty to do here so that isn't a bad thing............
Breakfast was coffee, sf syrup Special K Nourish cereal cup with almonds and cranberries, 2 sprouted bread toast, spray butter, apple = 11 points and 407 cals........I wish all meals would work out this well number wise.
Lunch was easy...I accidentally ruined the seal on a Microwavable mac and cheese so I went ahead and made that......so lunch was a Hamburger Helper microwave cheeseburger macaroni cup with added mixed vegetables and a Well Yes butternut squash and sweet potato sipping soup...= 14 points and 397 cals.
Dinner was leftover goulash and 2 biscuits with 1 slice of Kraft singles, some roast beef deli meat and mustard....30 points and 971 cals
Total cals for the day was 1,775....more cals than I'm comfortable with but then again i do like to keep shaking it up...........no scales, and shooting for fitting into a favorite pair of jeans.........looking forward to that day!!
bearcountrygg - Thursday Jan 09, 2020
I figure today will be a good day to get some mystery packages out of the freezer and make them part of my meals .......they need to be eaten or tossed.....so it's time for me to stop putting that off....i'm also noticing that I'm gravitating to more recently purchased things...so it's also time to get after those expired things too....they sure aren't getting any fresher...so I guess there is no better time than right now.....if nothing more it will serve the purpose of not sticking little bits of things in the freezer without at least writing what it is and putting a date on it.........making myself use up outdated stuff will make me think before storing so much......( it's always just easier to grab the new stuff).......this will be like some kind of punishment to me......but so be it. I will toss anything that is not edible of course..............
coffee and sf syrup = 0 points and 2 cal
I pulled 4 packages from the freezer randomly for the day....turns out 2 were pancakes, 1 was a few fries and one was a container with what looks like some kind of pasta tomato mixture........decided that the 2 pks of pancakes would be breakfast and will decide on the rest later.
5 pancakes, spray butter and 1/4 cup Mrs buttersworth lite syrup = 15 points and 460 calories
I feel like posting pictures of everything I eat is becoming a real habit ( hope I don't forget and eat before the pic though...but,,,so far, so good).
I also feel that since using up past dated packaged and canned foods and bits of leftovers from the freezer are also part of my resolutiuons for the year ( I have already worked in some potato sticks and the puppy chow cereal from yesterday) and still the containers aren't empty...i have a place I'm keeping those and they will keep showing up in my meals until they are gone. Hopefully since WW allows all foods.....I can get this part of my resolutions done too. The bad part...so far this stuff has been high in carbs....will see how that goes and adjust as needed. At least I feel good about 4 packages out of the freezer...and D seemed especially happy!!
Funny enough that the mystery meal was goulash...I had just made goulash last night.,..but this wasn't it...LOL......obviously used at least 3 different pastas so must have been using up odds and ends...but it was tasy and glad to have that gone now.
goulash = 14 points and 501 cals and an orange = 0 points and 62 cals.
Dinner was weird......because the fries came out of the freezer this morning I had to work them in........Made the biscuits for D and baked all of them because they have been in the freezer long enough..spray butter.....ate up the oikos triple vanilla yogurt and added nutmeg, apple to round things out a bit.....weird dinner but I'm full = 337 calories and 17 points
Total cals for the day was 1,632
bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jan 08, 2020
Another day of quiet and I'm enjoying it.........One of D's hunting buddies is up here and they went out to let the hounds loose....they love that and i am happy that D isn't in the woods alone.......ice and snow give me more concerns and they are there together so it's safer...plus...they are guys...they love getting stuck in the snow and this way...they are they to pull eachother out od snow banks..........and of course there is their continuing debate over Ford Versus Chevy...LOL
Kind of reminds me of the time there was a construction crew working in front of our house and it was their lunch time apparently...and I happenend to look at our back yard...and there was one of their crew sitting in my boys sandbox playing with the tonka trucks.....( luckily my kids were in school).....but that grown man was having the time of his life digging holes and pushing sand around.....LOL....when his break was over...he walked to the road...got into his REAL backhoe and got back to real work.......Made my day!
Anyway............I'm full of energy...feeling great...except for allergies but that I am used to.......so another cleaning and sorting day....getting a lot done and there is so much more to do....how could we have ever ended up with so much stuff?????
Breakfast, coffee, sf mocha syrup, 1 serving of Oikos triple zero vanilla yogurt, 1 serving of cracklin oat bran cereal and an orange = 11 points and 404 calories....which i figure is just about perfect for me...If I can have 3 meals a day averaging 10 to 15 points and 400 to 450 calories each..then it would work out really well..........I could easily handle that unless I feel like I'm not losing.
Boy...that breakfast sure looks like dog food...LOL
Lunch was a big bowl of lettuce with turkey pepperoni and dressing = 10 points and 334 calories
I'm happy to say that every single thing that I have photographed and put here over the last 8 days was the only things I have eaten during that time. Most days it was easy...a couple of meals almost didn't get pics taken because i remembered at the last minute to do that...on a couple occassions i really really wanted to snack....but I didn't because I did not want to break the camera out and post it............and a huge wake up call came this morning when i took the trash to the garage....there were so many less food packages in it....although over the coming days i will be getting into the freezers and pulling out some mystery packages which i will not be able to identify until they are defrosted........but it needs to be done........( I need to at least label them in the future.) I also will be getting into the expired foods....and may just reach into a container and grab something........randomly and it will be a part of meals until it's gone. Apparently I am a big kid because I enjoy making a game out of things just to get them done.......love my timers and a chore to get done before it dings....will do darn near any chore for a sticker...boy did my parents miss the boat when theyn didn't give me a chore chart and the ability to earn stickers....I had to offer to do chores...and chose cleaning a bathroom (WHY) and drying dishes.........and that lasted for years. Anyway........I'm happy that doing this is working well because now i don't want to do anything to break the habit and that's a good thing,
Just realized that I didn't get sundays apple and peanut butter pic posted...so here that is...after I said I had posted every one I decided I had better check myself....and noticed it was missing...luckily it was still in the camera...so this is from sunday evening
Dinner was goulash = 9 points and 334 calories
calories for the day were 1,132....and no more eating for me tonight.