bearcountrygg - Thursday Jan 02, 2020
D's phone messed up last night and stopped showing names whien it rang.......spent a LOOOONG time fixing that and finally had to just reset the whole thing.....got up this morning to his frustration once again over other things that happened to it by resetting it.....and while I am almost always a VERY patient person....it's not even 6 A.M. yet and he has already gotten after my last nerve.......what do you do with a man that has all the answers but doesn't know the questions.............????????
After hours last night and an hour this morning...i spewed some not so nice things and carefully laid his phone down and left the room.........he can fix it himself..............UGH.........I do believe I had a resolution to be KIND.....but I am assuming there is a limit to that...RIGHT!!!!
I might add...that the contact problem was solved...now it's the Weather Channel that he pays for......and while I was typing this he's been in here grumbling some more...i kicked him out of the den...LOL...my KIND is all used up for the day...I've run out of kind.
Thankfully he's off to verizon.....
Coffee with SF hazelnut syrup = 0 points and 0 cals, med banana 0 points and 105 cals, 12 green grapes 0 points and 40 cals, 3/4th cup oikos triple zero vanilla yogurt 2 points and 110 cals
Lunch = Mini naan dippers (10) = 9 points and 300 cals, 1 mini cup jif peanut butter = 8 points and 250 cals, 4 mini tomatoes = 0 points and 12 calories, and 2 frigo mozarella sticks = 5 points and 160 calories
calories for the day so far = 979....yesterday cals were in the 900's so i need to get those a bit higher today....not healthy at that number...occassionally it'ss fine but not day after day......
Dinner = 2 tiny baby back ribs with just 2 ounces of meat on them = 5 points and 124 calories and some fettucini noodles = 11 points and 364 calories
Total of cals for the day is 1,467........happy with this since yesterdays was really too low.
20 minutes on the bike.
bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jan 01, 2020
I'm up and walking the walk........and ready to begin the day......starting with coffee....but not hungry so coffee it is. I will have to make an unexpected trip to the grocery store for D this morning but that is okay. So ...on the plan and all is well.
Took a quick bath and sat down with some paperwork until daylight and then headed to the store.......that should hold us for awhile...I hope so...the roads were not good...so fridge is stocked with perishables and I finally got a chance to eat.....i was kind of regretting not eating before hand this morning but it worked out okay.
11:00 Pioneer Woman chorizo egg bites 6 (tiny) = 4 pts and 170 cals, 2 slices Alpine Valley organic honey sprout bread = 4 pts and 120 cals, I can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray = 0 points and 0 cals, Banana = 0 points and 121 cals, coffee 0 pts and 2 cals
3:15 Well yes soup, roasted red pepper and tomato = 5 points and 140 calories, 1 cup homemade cole slaw = 7 points and 257 calories, 5 cherry tomatoes = 0 points and 15 calories, 26 large green grapes = 0 points and 88 calories
Rode bike for 20 minutes
bearcountrygg - Tuesday Dec 31, 2019
Quiet day around here today.........D is expecting a friend to arrive later but they will be mainly outside working with their dogs...so I'm having a nice quiet day.
I will be staying up to watch the New Years Eve festivities in New York......and the before the confetti even stops flying I will be in bed...D never stays up for that but I have always enjoyed watching the New year come in...that and the presidential elections every 4 years...I enjoy staying up to watch the numbers roll in and see who wins. Other than that...i'm usually ready for bed by 10.
My New Years resolutions
1. Get to between 115 and 130 pounds
2. Post a picture of everything I eat on DD in 2020
3. Count calories as well as WW points daily
4. Stop shopping and use up whatever we have around here......shopping for perishables are okay
5. Write in my gratitude journal daily
6. Be kind
7. Exercise daily and report to WW and DD
8. Meet my goals for the house organization and daily cleaning schedule
bearcountrygg - Monday Dec 30, 2019
We are having the funniest weather here...it rained all day yesterday...totally POURED rain all night and into this morning...and suddenly it all turned to snow and we are on our way to getting snowed in......The winds were so strong yesterday that it actually blew a closed garage door open...........blustery/soaking wet and then lots of the cold white stuff piling up.
A squirrel on the bird feeder...but squirrels have to eat too.
Have I mentioned that I love the sound of 2020???????
2020 is perfect vision..........it's the beginning of a new decade.......it's the beginning of a new year...a fresh start........and I fully intend to make it work for me.....I'm looking forward to posting my plans for 2020 tomorrow.......and when that clock strikes midnight.....it will signal so many new and exciting things to be accomplished.........and I fully intend to stay accountable daily, weekly, and monthly here.
bearcountrygg - Sunday Dec 29, 2019
Not a quiet weekend around here...lots of police presence and then ambulance activity.........and we have no idea what was happening. Just like being back in the city again. Roads are iced and rutted but when you get to the blacktop they are fine...........I'm staying home today anyway.......will have to make a trip out eventually in the next few days for perishables...but that can wait. New years eve always finds me waiting up to watch the ball drop in Times Square but D will have already been in bed for 2 or 3 hours by that time...LOL......
I'm so looking forward to making some serious changes........I've been setting things up and listing and planning and I'm excited to get started.
I plan to photograph every meal next year and I can guarantee that it won't be pretty....LOL.....freezers need to be emptied of leftovers....pantry needs to be emptied of expired things......and I am determined to reach a wt of somewhere between 115 and 130................until then....I will ignore the scales and judge by what size clothing I'm wearing......besides clearing out the freezers and pantry I fully expect to clear out a huge amount of clothes that don't fit once and for all..................I want these spaces back and 2020 will be the year that happens. I also plan to use all kinds of things up before replacing them....it will be a year of saving money by not shopping also.........buying things when we are not in need of them at that time will stop in 2020.
The fact is that the more stuff we have, the more stuff we have to take care of....and I'm getting tired of stuff......so I will enjoy using things up.....looks like a new sport for me.
I thrived on living on a schedule for years because of family, work and school........but got lax about it with retirement....to the point where I have been fighting any kind of plans or scheduled days........but with that.....I got lazy and things piled up and then took a lot of work to get causght up again...so i'm also going to be scheduling my days so that things don't get behind because i'm not enjoying that feeling.
I'm going to finally get all of the boxes and bins in the basement opened ( found some that were hiding the other day...I have no idea what is in them ( my parents or our things that moved with us)....but it will get done as long as I write it in the planner....for me....the difference in having a planner and not having one is important......because i DO NOT LIKE IGNORING MY PLANNER.....what it says goes...funny how I don't like to mark them up in a non productive way...I want those pages to be followed to a T. Sometimes I will have to go to plan B....but....I want that to be as seldom as possible....and if I'm rewarding myself with stickers...all the better...LOL.........Kind of funny how I will work my butt off for a sticker that is awarded to MYSELF FROM ME!!!!! Crazy but it works...and if it works then that is what I will do!!
bearcountrygg - Saturday Dec 28, 2019
The day started out well....realized last night that the sugar i have been inhaling the last few days was catching up with me...felt rather crummy and definately seemed to tie it to sugar.
I started setting up my new year planner this morning and tweeking my resolutions. Also set up a regular notebook for WW points, calories and food lists ffor each day.
I'm looking forward to getting started on that.
I will be concentrating on using up past dated foods here...they need to get used or tossed and I've decided to use them when possible. Dates don't scare me on canned and packaged foods. I want this stuff gone and won't be replacing that kind of thing...instead we have invested a little in things that are prepackaged for 25 years....( not a lot...just enough for a few days).......in case we get snowed in or something. ) Of course we always have food around anyway sowe will be fine with just that......I still believe in prepping...but will be doing it differently...no more stocking things with current dates.
I believe that 2020 has a really nice ring to it. I think it will be very productive and a really good time to tweek my organization and health things.
bearcountrygg - Friday Dec 27, 2019
Well this week is flying by..........
Keeping busy and trying to stay warm.
Big laundry day here so stuck at home. I can not believe how 2 people can make so much laundry....my parents wore clothes for more than 1 day...as well as towels stayed on the towel rack for days........we have gotten quite carefree when it comes to tossing things in the baskets..........and it looks like 10 people live here.........I'm wondering what other people do......how many days do they wear clothes before washing them?
bearcountrygg - Wednesday Dec 25, 2019
Merry Christmas!!!! It will be a quiet one for us.....talking to kids on the phone....gifts were mailed a few days ago and we are just enjoying the quiet day. With family hours away we don't get togerher for holidays anymore and instead visit throughout the year and ship gifts. The spirit of the day is with us andi we do a lot of talking on the phone.
D and I will have roast beef with roasted veggies and godiva lava cake.............
I'm excited for new years day actually...lots of new habits to make.........I've been doing some things to make more new habits easier.......and i haven't really used a planner since the early 80's when I was using a planner to set up my days hour to hour out of necessity.I was selling real estate at that time and had to keep track of clients and appointments.... Oddly enough I still have those 2 planners and they are quality...both leather...one beautiful red leather one but they aren't as large as i would like now...I could probably buy new pages for them ( they are notebook style)...and were handy at that time size wise.........but now i just need a desk size and don't plan on carrying it around....I love the new one I got from Michaels...spiral bound and large.
I'm committed to making 2020 the year of creating new habits.......
I'm committing to getting rid of these last few pounds......
I'm committed to recreating new routines that work and free up more time for things I enjoy......
bearcountrygg - Tuesday Dec 24, 2019
Up and ready to get started again today.........balance is off yet blood sugars are good....ears are both plugged so that is the cause......press on anyway....things to do and no reason to use this as an excuse to get lazy.
Coffee so far and not hungry. Working hard to break some very old bad habits......technically...habits are not really that hard to break....I just have to replace them with something else....something like actually DOING the thing I'm avoiding!!!!
bearcountrygg - Monday Dec 23, 2019
Sleep was spotty last night....got up at 5 and went back to bed an hour later.......sleepy again so an afternoon nap will happen too...otherwise...feeling great.....getting things done and staying busy....still coming up with ideas for 2020.....will probably be adding a gratitude journal and self care times.......I'm thinking that pics will probably happen on the daily rather I get tired of doing them or not....so quitting won't be an option. I also need to use up what we have around here and make it work.........probably won't be pretty pics...LOL....but I guess that isn't a prerequisite. I will definately be counting calories as well as points...and will keep a running notebook of those. I will also plan on a spending moratorium.......will buy food for D as well as perishables for both of us.....I plan to not buy any new clothes for myself....No need to buy something that I don't plan on wearing very long......I will use what is already on hand. Will still buy for D as he needs. I feel ready right now And I'm looking forward to January 1st.