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bearcountrygg - Saturday Jul 25, 2020
(None)
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
(None)
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
(None)
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
(None)
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)



bearcountrygg - Tuesday Jul 21, 2020
(None)
Weight: 133.0

 Just hanging around the house here..........lots of phone time though so it isn't too bad.  I've been placing orders for needed things and then amazon and walmart both broke those orders down into many smaller ones....I almost dread tomorrows fed ex and ups trucks arrival...LOL......I'm suspecting that it will look like a box factory exploded.  This happens here yearly in prep for the coming winter.......I'm driving less and less and I'm fine with that.  I'm looking forward to the Imperfect foods box's first arrival on saturday.....I think it will be nice to have more fresh produce here...especially now without having to go into the store for it.

Weight keeps moving around within a 4 pound area...and since that is normal...I'm fine with that.  I'm still counting ww points and cals...and the points are very misleading.......and makes me wonder how many people have lost with WW and gotten sick from it.  It also explains why so many wwer's put it back on.....when they stop.  Metabolism is a slippery slope........but one thing many are finding now is that they are anemic..........Eating from all food groups is important....I still believe in intuitive eating and portion control.  Since theres no app or program for that...then I will track that on WW...it's handy like that.  

I think we have pretty well decided that we will just stay in this house....the idea of moving now looks like a lot of work...LOL.....We have our hands full just keeping up with this one....and moving into another one would most likely mean unknown problems with it...at least with this one we know what we have........we are getting used to the crazy road activity.......and moving further off the road would mean a lot of snow plowing in the winter for D.....and I don't think we want to deal with that.  We are looking for ways to simplify...not more work at this point.  So........I will keep looking for ways to make things easier around here and just work on keeping a happy atmosphere here.

 

 

 

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

Donkey on 07/21/2020:
I can't wait to hear what you think about the Imperfect box!

I've come to the decision that we'll stay here as long as we can. Moving seems too much of a task with all my husband's crafts stuff, past and present. Do until we're truly ready to downsize, we'll stay here.

bearcountrygg on 07/21/2020:
This place is half the size of the last one....and even though we got rid of a lot of stuff...we still have too much......I'm still working on that....now there is no place to donate to......It used to be easy for us to move.......now....not sounding like any fun.


innerpeace on 07/21/2020:
I did the imperfect produce for a couple of months. I liked it and thought it was convenient. The only reason i stopped is because I was having it delivered to work and not at the house. We didn't have it around our house area.

bearcountrygg on 07/21/2020:
I'm surprised that we can get it here......we can't get the misfits box.......so will see how this goes....but I'm really looking forward to it.


grannyannie on 07/21/2020:
I love getting packages from Amazon or elsewhere! Feels like xmas all the time and we've both been doing a lot of shopping online while stuck in the house.

We'll never move from this house. The view and our garden and the peacefulness and total lack of crime in our area keeps us here. If we live anywhere else it will be sheltered housing or a care home because we can't live on our own!

bearcountrygg on 07/21/2020:
I can see that we will do the same thing......I wouldn't want to live here alone...it's too remote for me.....If I go first...he says he will stay here......the next step for us would also be to someplace where we could be taken care of......the bad thing about this place is steps...you cannot get in or out of this hose without some steps....he did that on purpose...but I think it just makes it dangerous as we get older......I also would miss what he has done around here....we are feeling our age more and more right now....it's getting harder to do things ...so I need to make it easier right now....or I won't be able to.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/21/2020:
i hope you will share photos of what's in the imperfect box. that's great you are trying that delivery since where you live you cannot always get fresh quality foods at the supermarket!

i've decided to stay home all day also.

bearcountrygg on 07/21/2020:
Good idea......I will take pics of it...Never thought of that.


grannyannie on 07/22/2020:
I understand your feelings about moving house if your hubby died first. I feel the same. I love it here but if hubby was gone it would be too quiet for me. And I wouldn't be able to keep the garden the way he has it. If I was 80 I would move to sheltered housing (a bit like assisted living over there).

bearcountrygg on 07/22/2020:
I would have to make my way back to a larger city......where things are closer...or I could have help......I think I would be scared here alone...although it would take me awhile to make the move with selling the house and all.......but...I'm feeling my age suddenly...( D did a year ago...a friend did a few years ago )...she moved to a smaller place, got a life alert button and a cleaning lady.......I'm getting the idea now .....


thinkpositive on 07/22/2020:
Will be interested in the imperfect box. Understand your wanting to stay put. Moving is such a pain. We moved into a 55 & under community 2 years ago & don’t regret it but it was hard. Still have so much stuff to sort through & get rid of.

bearcountrygg on 07/22/2020:
I gravitate between wanting to keep things with memories but also know my kids are not going to have room for this stuff..........yet I'm not ready to get rid of it myself.......i cleared out my parents house alone and it took me 3 months.......many trips to donate, a salvation army truck coming to the house for furniture, a dumpster and taking a lot of it ourselves......it's a lot to deal with for sure.



bearcountrygg - Sunday Jul 19, 2020
(None)
Weight: 133.0

 Big downpour this morning that knocked out the internet...........so I had breakfast.....cereal with milk, a mini muffin and coffee......and when it came back on I started ordering some things to replenish the prepper pantry......we are really enjoying the Bear Creek soups that come in a bag...you add 8 cups water and everyone we have tried so far was so good.........and because they don't take up much room....I went online to Walmart and placed an order for quite a few more.....plus a amazon prime pantry order.  

Lunch was a bowl of chili and half of a hamburger

This afternoon 8 emergency vehicles flew by in quick succession...so we went for a ride......we have friends down that direction......they were fine but it was a vacant barn burning.......so to keep the fire from spreading to the surrounting forrest...they were there in force......used to me a mean old man there years ago...but not for the last 4 years and so it's been vacant.......no one hurt thankfully......

Just hanging around the house for the rest of the day.

 

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

Donkey on 07/20/2020:
We like the Bear Creek soups too!

bearcountrygg on 07/20/2020:
They are tasty....and store really well......I have started making soup as a meal starter around here some days and we are really enjoying it.....I think we eat less when we fill up on a cup of soup first.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/20/2020:
funny that bear country likes Bear creek soups! lol

chili and half hamburger sounds so tasty!

enjoy hanging around...i will be out at beach but wishing to just hang around!lol

bearcountrygg on 07/20/2020:

LOL...That is funny....


Maria7 on 07/20/2020:
Wow, 8 in a row...I bet you did wonder what was going on...Glad all okay. Glad you and your Hubby were safe and well. Have a happy day.

bearcountrygg on 07/20/2020:
It was something Like we had never seen before....apparently meant all that to keep the forest from catching fire.



bearcountrygg - Friday Jul 17, 2020
(None)
Weight: 133.0

 I really seriously realized this morning that I had lost all of my good habits...or at least most of them...and I need to get back to a schedule so that I do things automatically.....I had/have fallen into the trap of just being lazy and I just wasn't getting things done or feeling like I had accomplished much......so today......I put myself back on a schedule so that I stop putting things off......that trap is so easy for me to fall into......I need to get ahold of things before they become an issue again...never want to go back to that again.

So...I've set up a schedule for my day...similar to what it used to be and added a couple of things like eating 3 meals a day at the table.....when I start eating in front of the TV I kind of lose my way..........PLUS...I want to stop the snacks...other than coffee, tea, low cal  or no cal drinks between meals.......I just do better without snacking.  I am allowing myself snack foods to be eaten with the meal if I want them...with the idea that we need to use up what is here and then really limit what comes into the house in the future if it becomes an issue again.....

Also putting myself back on a set bedtime and time to get up........I want to stop the random daily naps.  

6-7 A.M.  Get up, coffee, news, check deliveries , weigh in,DONE

7-10 A.M. Breakfast at the table, clean up kitchen and dining room, bath, hair, make up, call from son B, plan lunch menu, vaccum, dust, wash kitchen floor DONE

Breakfast was 2 cups coffee, 2 cups chicken broth and a container of mixed berry yogurt at the table!!  = 164 calories and 7 points.....I am now completely going by calories but I'm still checking ww points just for the fun of it.....curious to see how they even out...from what i hear ferom other ww's.......we were basically all under 1,200 cals a day if we only went by the points.......I'm sure ww isn't happy with all of the scuttlebut about it but  that's their problem........they apparently have been quiet about the fact that calories should be counted at the same time....that would let people know that they really didn't need to pay for ww.........I am sticking with ww because it is a handy online record for me but I'm counting cals along with it....it is really eye opening.

 

All 3 deliveries arrived so That's done................................

Lunch was  turkey, cheese and mayochup on a spinach tortilla, german potato salad and a blueberry muffin

803 calories and 27 points

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total for the day so far = 967 cals and 34 points

Early evening snack = 1 apple and a mini jif to go PB  as a dip = 344 cals and 8 points

SOOO. cals for the day = 1,311 and WW were 42

No more eating for the day....just water tonight

I also began a subscription to the Imperfect foods box.......I think I will like that...we run out of fresh produce quickly and I am avoiding the stores so since it arrives weekly it should work out well.....that will start  in about 8 days...happy with todays Schwans delivery....got some salmon that D had requested...and frozen veges......so we are doing a better job of shopping...but still plenty of the wrong stuff here....

 

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

Donkey on 07/17/2020:
I would need some kind of schedule as well. I just work better that way.

bearcountrygg on 07/17/2020:
I need to get my old habits back.....it gets easier to keep up with things.....I gor really lazy.


grannyannie on 07/17/2020:
It's very easy for me to get off a schedule and get lazy, especially when we are stuck inside the house. I also need a schedule.

bearcountrygg on 07/17/2020:
I feel a lot better when I get things done....it perks up my mood a lot! Plus...everything just runs a lot smoother.


legcramps on 07/17/2020:
I think most of us work well with a schedule or set routine. I know I always fall off if I don't have at least the majority of my day figured out!

bearcountrygg on 07/17/2020:
I make so much better use of my time if i set expectations for myself.....


Horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2020:
yes, it's easy to get off and onto other habits...when my toe is better, i'm going to try to increase my cardio / walks because i am not establishing good health on my couch...

...and another poor habit of mine is taking the right care of my bathroom. when you flush the toilet, the tiles near the toilet generally over a LONG time get a little dirty and they must be cleaned so they are bright along with the grout between the tiles...must do this, maybe tonight!

bearcountrygg on 07/17/2020:
My least favorite chore...cleaning the bathroom floor....right up there with cleaning out the litter box...


Maria7 on 07/17/2020:
Schedules are good. They help us get things done.

bearcountrygg on 07/17/2020:
Yes they do.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/17/2020:
i know you talk of stopping snacks - but in the past you have said you do like them to keep your blood sugar up? or perhaps i have said that...lol.

for me, i do need some snacking or i get way too overly hungry.

it's ok to shift back and forth between habits so life isn't too boring :)

bearcountrygg on 07/17/2020:
My blood sugar has been really good lately so I haven't needed to do anything about it....It's really staying in the perfect zone for me which is in the 90's...80's or lower are not good for me...my Mom was the same....


Thinkpositive on 07/18/2020:
I’m on WW as well although I am not making any progress, it does at least keep me from gaining. I think that WW has a good plan- healthy eating and exercise- but I do think they could do more with nutrition. Good job with your schedule.

bearcountrygg on 07/18/2020:
Check your calories as well as points...there are flaws in the WW program.....although I have had great success with it over the years.....I often had put the weight back on......but make sure you are getting enough calories to be safe.



bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jul 15, 2020
(None)
Weight: 133.0

Several days since I was serious about  things I should be.......it seems like every day....it was something new......today...D has his first by phone drs appt.....This should be interesting....I will sit nearby out of sight and try to keep my mouth shut.   If it wasn't necessary because he was diababetic...I don't think D woul do that.

To top things off....D went out to feed the dogs yesterday and he called me on the phone...come out and help him...I'm thinking dogs need shots????  No idea...nope...he had tripped over a log and fell...and couldn't get up...but...by the time I got my shoes on and walked back there...he was sitting on the offending log...and got up himself....but is in pain today..Right shoulder....doesn't want to go to the hospital to get checked...and isn't sure he will mention it during the phone call with the doctor today either.  

Sons coworker has covid......a new worry

I'm not really too hungry...just snacky......and I know where that leads...

Not too interested in following a schedule...I had hoped that attitude would change...but nope......right now...waiting for my mojo to get back.  Sleeping good though...........and drinking lots of water......low thyroid acting up and that is always a bummer........and we have a thunder storm on the way...lots of rumbling and getting dark.......and I do love the rain.....the louder the better....my asthma is always better in the rain and that has made me wheeze a lot lately......well...I sound like a real downer...LOL 

Not particularly unhappy, just blah!  

Have ordered several odd things over the last month and some of them have been lost...and resent......and late...and circling around out there in the world.........I don't think I appreciated life as it used to be enough..........

Found this and I think it explains my feelings exactly

 

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

thinkpositive on 07/15/2020:
I think we have all had periods of wondering when this will all end and getting down about it. Whenever I think about doing something, like going out to eat- outside of course- I think about all of the people in the hospital and then know that I don’t want to end up like them. I have also ordered needless stuff. Have to do something to entertain myself!

bearcountrygg on 07/15/2020:
I hear you!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/15/2020:
LOL, i saw something on fb similar ...if 2020 was a drink!...and there were some terrible tasting things mentioned!

not everyday is a good day and take your time to getting where you'd like to be. why be perfect, right! especially since you are not employed and do NOT need to be in the future, be good to yourself, not hard on yourself!

lol....i could do so many things at home if i never had to be employed again! HAHAHAHAHA

bearcountrygg on 07/15/2020:
Perfect is boring...LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 07/15/2020:
and one of them would be to continue relaxing!

bearcountrygg on 07/15/2020:
LOL...We are at the stage of life where if we sit down...we fall asleep...LOL


Donkey on 07/16/2020:
I had to literally laugh out loud when i saw that bag of chips. Yeo, that sounds about right!

Falling is a huge concern. I'm glad D is ok. Just asking gently, but is he getting to the point of needing a walking stick (cane)?

bearcountrygg on 07/16/2020:
He has had one back when he was healing from the knee replacement....but right now...probably not....he was washing the truck back by the kennels and backed up and tripped over a log........he is getting more forgetfull...( we both are)...and I can see that we are both getting what I would call kind of feeble....our balance is off...we don't always react quickly to things...short term memory problems for both of us.....old age has caught up with us....and we don't like it....he has done a lot more falling than I have though....he trips over things...I don't think he picks his feet up enough when he walks....I can tell you one thing......the body ages...the mind dims......and it's hard to watch it all happen but we can't seem to stop it...

bearcountrygg on 07/16/2020:
I should add that he was pulling the hose while backing up.....


grannyannie on 07/16/2020:
2020 is a nightmare! I know what you mean about snacking. Often nothing to do with hunger.

bearcountrygg on 07/16/2020:
Stress eating for me I think.



bearcountrygg - Monday Jul 13, 2020
(None)
Weight: 133.0

 Just sitting around waiting for the internet guy.......there is a 4 hour window for his arrival...so I'm basically doing next to nothing but just waiting.  Will be very glad when this is done.

D has decided to get serious about his health now........Dr wasn't happy with bloodwork and neither was dr........and...he is scheduled for a video appt with him this week...D not happy about that either........D wants fish 2 times a wk....okay...he has refused that up until now...but suddenly he wants wild caught alaskan salmon...well...all righty then...he never would eat it before....he did his own research online.......he knows i took myself off all prescribed meds 19 years ago......while he was adding more to his list.................now...he plans to refuse some of his....we will see how this goes........dr just added a statin to his...but he won't take it.........and plans to quit the dr if he doesn't see it D's way....now this may get interesting.  I will be sitting there with him at his request during the video call wednesday..............UGH!!!!!!

I'm still avoiding the scale and not counting......I need to get today over with........I need to make some strict rules for myself for tomorrow and beyond....................

Had to restart schwans food delivery...can't get his salmon anywhere around here......he also wants the WW program set up again....along with calorie counting...I KNOW who is going to be dealing with these.........he is not very comfortable with the internet....just enough to be dangerous though.......................maybe his sudden interest in health will encourage both of us to do better....hopefully.

OMG>>>>>OMG>>>>>>OMG~!!!!!!!!   Is this what high speed internet is???????

Is this what everyone else's internet has been????????

This morning we were 1%....Now 13%................................It's a whole new world!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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

Donkey on 07/13/2020:
Good for D!!! And maybe it will help you too. It's hard to stick to a plan when one's spouse is not on board.

If I were D, I would do everything I could to NOT take a statin drug.

My husband wants to start eating more fish too. Summer is good for that.

Hope the internet guy shows up soon! How exciting!

bearcountrygg on 07/13/2020:
The internet guy showed up...and thankfully it was the smart one....they have some others...buuuut...no thanks. LOL I do think that now with D on board....it will be better for both of us.....I think he is getting tired of all of the side effects...and rightfully so...


grannyannie on 07/13/2020:
Isn't wild caught salmon the price of gold?! I love salmon and once in a while I do scrambled eggs with smoked salmon (when the good stuff is on sale). My husband won't eat fish - not because he doesn't like it - but because everywhere is overfished. My favourites are salmon or a chippy for haddock and chips. Mmmm.... not good for a diet.

bearcountrygg on 07/13/2020:
It is expensive.....but wild caught Alaskan is what he said so.......we will see.....I think it will all work out because now he won't be asking for some other junk that he used to ask for.....It will probably even out ok......That man eats out of habit....the same breakfast 7 days a week...specific bread...etc....he is such a creature of habit when it comes to food...others in his family are the same way...they were raised like that.....me on the other hand.......totally different.


grannyannie on 07/13/2020:
Good for your hubby for wanting to get healthier!

bearcountrygg on 07/13/2020:
I'm glad to see that he is now ready to work harder at it......it will be better for both of us.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/13/2020:
internet and speed is GREAT! mine is just great, almost never any issues at all!

good luck to D, i hope he will start being more like you and watching what he's eating.

bearcountrygg on 07/13/2020:
I think so.......reading the side effects woke him up!!


legcramps on 07/14/2020:
Lol, so glad you have a nice speedy internet service now!

My BF went and had some blood tests done recently because he hadn't been feeling great after a long weekend of sunny days, and his results weren't great. Now he's worried, when i've been telling him for the last three years that he'll need to start eating better at some point! Oh well, at least NOW they are starting to do something to change!

bearcountrygg on 07/14/2020:
YES AND YES....too bad they didn't believe us...LOL



bearcountrygg - Sunday Jul 12, 2020
(None)
Weight: 133.0

 Nice quiet sunday around here.......yesterday was super noisey............Used to be a wildlife, hunting/fishing area...but we've turned into a racetrack for motorcycles, quad runners, side by sides, dune buggies, and mudders.........boy how things change.......one kind of scared me yesterday...while I was here alone...some guy wearing all black, on a black motorcycle kept driving past the house...slooooow...looking down the driveway...turning around and driving past over and over again...until he turned into the driveway and just sat there looking at the house.....all of the doors were locked...but of course that only keeps honest people out...any house with a window or door means entry to someone who has other ideas....I called D...he was half an hour away...but headed home..the guy turned around and left....never saw the guy again......which is probably a good thing................I have no idea who he was but he did scare me a bit......so many places up here are cabins or summer homes and they get broken into.......we live here year around now as well as our immediate neighbors.....but downstaters like to break into places up here and spend a few days and leave them in shambles and don't even bother to close doors.....can be a bit scarey sometimes..........................but all is well today....so I'm trying to forget that......I will admit I spent the rest of the day eating...snacking.......nibbling.....just plain stress eating.........bad old habits from my fat days..........but at least now I can see them for what they are.......acknowleging that is the way to stop......still snacky today......but a lot less......I'm allowing it...because apparently that is how I cope...this too shall pass.......and it will stop............I'm not trying to force myself into a mold that I don't fit...just doing what I need to do to calm down a bit...and move on.......

On a happier note....HIGH SPEED WIFI gets installed tomorrow.......

 

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

Donkey on 07/12/2020:
Oh my! First of all, I cannot *stand* the noise of motorbikes, cycles, ATV's, etc. That ranks right up there with construction noise - just GRATES on my nerves like nails on a chalkboard. I get very crabby with constant noise like that around. I'd rather listen to traffic.

Second of all, that is really creepy about the guy in black. I don't blame you one bit for feeling a bit wigged out by that. Maybe he was casing the houses to see if any of them were empty. IDK... that's just very, very creepy.

I totally would have been stress eating.

bearcountrygg on 07/12/2020:
Quieter on Sundays when most of them head home......it's a pain for sure.


Donkey on 07/12/2020:
That's SO COOL about your internet!!!!! I hope it all works out!!!!

bearcountrygg on 07/12/2020:
Me too...Thanks!


grannyannie on 07/12/2020:
Yes high speed wifi!

bearcountrygg on 07/12/2020:
YES!! FINALLY!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/12/2020:
i'm glad the guy in the motorbike left and didn't cause any harm to you or D or your home! that is scary indeed when you are out in the middle of nowhere!

also, i find motorcycles and loud vehicles extremely annoying too and it would drive me insane if i heard them all day as i'm not used to hearing them ALL DAY. i guess i could possibly maybe get used to the sound, but it would take me a VERY LONG TIME! sorry you gotta deal with the noise!

and high speed wifi is the best. even ricky got it this month, after not having it ever !

bearcountrygg on 07/12/2020:
They rev them up in front of the houses....apparently looking for attention...or just plain stupid...LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 07/12/2020:
i'd def agree with the latter: STUPID!

bearcountrygg on 07/13/2020:
LOL



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