bearcountrygg - Thursday Feb 06, 2020
Up early after a night that flew by.....slept like a log. Full of energy and ready to get some things done. Decided that since my clothes have been just getting too big...today was the day to switch them out so they are going straight from the dryer to the car to donate. Time to size down...(I've been fighting these baggy things for a little too long)......I didn't count anything yesterday and wondered if it would make a difference. I do get so tired of counting sometimes. Curiosity got the best of me and i got the scale out and decided to find out for sure ( I have been so leery of relying on the scale...and going by how clothes fit worked so well...no days of frustration because i was eating the cals/points and seeing the numbers go up)...I'm a no scale convert now!!!!!! Today brings an old wardrobe to begin wearing again.....This may not be so much fun!!! Apparently I was in the sweat pants phase the last time I wore these...LOL. BUT....I'm thankful to have clothes to wear! Reaching goal is so worth all of the previous 2/3 years angst. Now out go all of the too big clothes and I am taking a vow to never buy those sizes again.....It's been so worth it...but I never want to go through it again.
Thanks to everyone here for your encouragement...it has been a mighty big help!
One thing I will say is that food had taken a mighty big amount of time in my life......shopping, cooking shows, recipe books and just food talk.......I've cut way back on all of that...and food is finally back in it's place and has been replaced with a few other things....and I believe that is what i needed to do. Food is no longer the be all and end all of my daily life.......it is fuel now and that is where it needs to stay if I am to keep the weight off....being a foodie can cause a lot of trouble for me...LOL
bearcountrygg - Tuesday Feb 04, 2020
Up and sipping coffee........was awake a lot in the middle of the night and then got sleepy again about an hour before time to get up.......guess I need to work on the sleep training all over again. Lots of paperwork to do today so it will be a quiet one. I didn't make the bed right yesterday....and it seemed like I was aware of it all night...maybe that is the answer...sloppy bedmaking ..need to step up my game.
Coffee = 0 points and 2 cals.
Breakfast = 1/2 cup Fage 0% yogurt and 1 cup blueberries = 1 and 148 cals
Okay...well then this happened....my breakfast did not stick with me at all..only 1 point of yogurt and 0 blueberries...and 4 hours later I was ready to eat every sugar filled item in the house.........so I had a snack...called it a potential food fit , took the pic, counted it and life goes on.......surprisingly it really didn't hurt my calories or points...so okay!
The snack/food fit = 1 cherry choc built bar, 1, Choc sea salt RX bar and 1 Belvita soft strawberry bar= 17 points and 510 cals
I must say...I'm more than satisfied and I don't think it hurt anything today. Not hungry anymore.
Mid afternoon = 1 babybel lite cheese, 3 bean salad, cheesy potatoes, blueberries, 1 cup coffee and 1 cup breathe easy tea to sip all afternoon =13 points and 527n cals
points so far today = 31 and cals = 1,183
bearcountrygg - Monday Feb 03, 2020
Woke up feeling a lot better than I have been for days......and I'm thankful for that. Plenty to do to get caught up around here. Back to my ususal schedule that works to keep me on track all across the board. It feels good to be at this point again.
Dinner was roasted chicken, 1/2 potato and carrot with strawberries = 19 points and 850 cals
no lunch today total cals were 1,366
bearcountrygg - Sunday Feb 02, 2020
Well....I'm feeling better and eating carbs like I will never see them again...I can't even begin to tell you what I have eaten today...basically it's a blur. Since i haven't been eating like that while sick...maybe I'm making up for lost time....no idea....but tomorrow I get back on the routine bus.........Put a roast in the oven for later today.......and other than that I'm being a slug.
Roads were awful yesterday and since it was shopping day...D took me to all the places.....got boys birthday cards sent......( their birthdays are only 2 days apart).........My new shopping set up is shop on the first day of the month and then any online shopping on the 2nd....so far...so good. Shopping with him was a bit different...he has a tendency to just stand in the middle of the aisle with the cart......I had to keep pulling him off to the side because he seemed to never notice anyone behind him.............good thing was he chose what he wanted to eat...and it kept me from buying things I shouldn't.....bad thing was I felt like I was being watched.....!!!!! LOL.....and that may not be such a bad thing. Got some banking done but not all...because in this one horse town...the people at the desks are only in on weekdays....and only 2 actually in the bank on Saturdays......the woes of living in tiny town.
I'm singing the praises of Breathe Easy tea by Traditional Medicinals....The stuff is magic and a bonus is that it is delicious!!! Nuff said!
Our mail and deliveries are totally messed up......we are getting the neighbors and they are getting ours.....our mail lady apparently has trouble reading...and it's frustrating. The man next door and D,,,have the same first name.....and their last name starts with C like ours.....and both last names contain double letters.....and to make it even more interesting...while our addresses both contain 4 numbers.....20X0........that number where the x is...is the only difference.......and the delivery people ( mail and UPS and Fed Ex)...apparently just scan it quickly and make the wrong choices about half the time......and so....we are trading deliveries like we are hired to do it....luckily they are a nice couple.....LOL....and to make matters worse...the people to the north of us who's name has ZERO to do with ours........has packages coming to our house...for no reason at all........and their names and address is different.......so a good time is being had by all....and I'm now a delivery person without pay!!!
So........tomorrow I will be back to my previous schedule....I'm feeling pretty good and need to get back to counting and pics so that i don't begin to gain......actually accepting the current wt as something I can live with although dropping a little more would be appreciated......it may never happen. But need to keep on it anyway.......and maybe I need to keep bringing D to the grocery with me just to keep me in line. If March and April 1st is icy...then that may just happen again.
bearcountrygg - Thursday Jan 30, 2020
Decided to stop the pics because i was boring myself..I can only imagine how you guys must have felt..........eating yogurt, cereal with almond milk, chili and anything highly spiced to cut the congestion....pretty much the same thing over and over again....did end up snacking last night a little....some off the puffy pea kind of things like cheetos but made out of peas and green instead...and 2 mini kind bars and gummies.......just didn't want to go to bed on an empty stomach..It had been 7 hours since eating...so it was light........happy with weight right now ...so may just decide I'm where I should be,,,,,may tweek it a little....but I'm okay right here. Still avoiding scales though...and going by how clothes fit......when I get feeling better I will dig out the rest of the clothes and start some try ons and move these baggy ones out for good......but need to wait this out......energy comes and goes.....lungs just need a break and yay..my congestion thinner comes today....I need that. This too shall pass......story of my life.
bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jan 29, 2020
Very congested this morning...and while we were watching the news Sampson climbed up into my lap as usual....for his head bumps...petting and ( he still wants his foot in my mouth so there is that struggle)......and my congestion got worse and my eyes got itchy....and while I have known for at least 30 years that I am allergic to cats..........they were usually shorter haired.....and since we got him last april...this is his first full winter here...and I'm reacting.....not to mention that we are not opening windows and i'm staying in the house and not doing much going out into public....so i need to get some fresh air in here, get outside more ( not public...but in the yard/deck).....and just get used to it......lung issues have been with me since childhood.......and if it comes to breathing or Sampson...I pick Sampson....and will just have to adjust my lifestyle around that...so......there is that....I have been on the steroid route years ago...stopped that back in 2002........so I will just get on with doing what I can do to adjust....so i'm tweeking my new schedule to make it all work better ( maybe this is why I have been spending so much time sitting down...)...it was the easy way out........but no more...there are better things to do that don't include meds and sitting dowm most of the day......( I need to be like a tree and bend because if they don't bend they break)....my old mantra and the way I have lived my life...so now it's time to bend again...and so be it.
Also......I got this yesterday and thought that it was excellent info..............
Okay...what I see happening is that I will need to sit down inbetween tasks for now......soat least for today....I will do something, or eat something and post it...( taht will be my catch my breath break....and so be it.
This morning so far......Told D that Wednesdays will be our laundry day.....he is fine with that......so I'm washing up anything that is in the laundry room today...second load in the washer now.
Breakfast was 1 cup coffee with sf syrup, 1 C unicorn cereal and 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk = 130 cals and 5 points
Bath and dressed
Took trash to garage and moved can to door for D to take to road
Emptied out cabinet under kitchen sink and cleaned and sorted, moved some things to laundry room
Bill for D to take to mailbox
Ordered D some more beef jerky from amazon
Made the bed
Moved some groceries from food pantry to kit island....( working on clearing out that food storage closet in bd rm....it's going to take a long time but seeing progress.)
Emptied dish washer
Laundry still going...but on the last load
Made lunch ( our main meal)
Lunch ....I made D a meal and I had leftover chili.......we both ate too much but it should stick with us for a long time....my lunch was leftover chili, a toasted bagel, spray butter,jif crunchy and propel in my water = 948 cals
Days points so far = 33 and cals for the day = 948
Loaded dishwasher and ran
Wrapped up all laundry and put away
did some paperwork
No more eating for the day....still full from the big lunch.
bearcountrygg - Tuesday Jan 28, 2020
The wheezing and congestion continue.....after yesterdays success...I slept like a log....but today woke up wheezy and congested again...so I took it easy today...didn't count food...or take pics........ordered the stuff that helps my congestion but it won't be here until thursday.....big mistake not replacing that a few months ago when I ran out.....but luckily had some Breathe Easy tea,,,which is eucalypus and mint and that was a help......so today was just really getting some laundry done and relaxing.....no matter what...tomorrow will be on track again.......as long as i take a rest day in between...it's fine. I'm tempted to go downstairs and get some cycling in but probably shouldn't......will see.
bearcountrygg - Monday Jan 27, 2020
I got up about 5 this morning and was downstairs riding the exercycle at 6.........this was actually energizing...i spent 6 hours getting so many things done thast I have been putting off and the time flew by.
I had purchased several of the face masks that cover so many skin issues back a few months ago...but never used them...so I spent a half hour trying one of those out.......interesting....I could do that every now and then and enjoy it.
I'm realizing how many hours I have been spending doing things that were really just time fillers but not really accomplishing anything...and I can truly say that today was a lot more rewarding.
Breakfast was coffee, cherries, greek yogurt with Lite syrup
Lunch was a big salad with lettuce, grated cheese, laughing cow cheese, tuna and ranch, a premier protein drink and a toasted bagel with spray butter
Dinner was a cup of chili and a cup of tea
Total cals for the day was 1,311
I'm looking forward to spending tomorrow the same way........
bearcountrygg - Sunday Jan 26, 2020
There is apparently something going on in my subconscious mind about not taking pics....so....I've made up a written schedule for myself for tomorrow...its on the schedule and will probably be posted at the end of the day...all at once....I have been noticing that I am spending too much time online again lately in place of actually doing errands and things that need to be done. It is one of those things that I do instead of doing a task that has to be done.......so will just plan on getting online tomorrow evening and do all online things all at once. I'm lazy like that.....before the computer days...it was reading...instead of doing a task...I sat down with a book.......need to break this habit now........so.....I'm not posting food or pics today...and will start with my new schedule tomorrow and post all online in the evening all at once.
Today I get it together.
Need to get out some clothes in the next size down and try some on.......what I'm wearing now is a bit too baggy for my comfort...unfortunately they are favorites and I am kind of posessive of them...even if they frustrate me...I need to get over that and let them go...because if I keep them...I may just start putting on a few pounds so that they fit...and I DO NOT NEED THAT!
I'm filling out my planner...( kind of got a late start with that...but better now than never)...
I got a couple of plastic bins that fit the kitchen cupboard for D's snacks....and started filling them....will complete that today...he likes it and can easily find things now...no more things falling out of the cupboard and while it works great for him..it also works well for me....because once I designate his foods...I don't touch them. It will also help me see when it's time to get him more.
I've also set up a time in the morning at 6 A.M. for me to get downstairs and get my exercise in. I've never done that before but it seems like a good thing to get out of the way for the day...otherwise I will put it off and not do it...I also plan to have the appropriate clothes for that in the bathroom ready to put on when I get up.
I really should have started this months planner before this,,,but at least it's still January...so not beating myself up over it........It's been a weird month with a sick dog and a few other things so...getting on with it now.
I'll be back tonight to see what everyone else is up to.
bearcountrygg - Saturday Jan 25, 2020
Woke up a smoke detector beeping...it's needs a new battery....so switching out all of them today. Luckily we had enough batteries on hand but the pkg says best if used before 2020....LOL.....Using them anyway!
Used up the last k cup pumpkin latte this morning and it's 5 WW points!!! NO MORE OF THOSE!
Coffee was a pumpkin latte at 5 points and 100 cals
Breakfast was 2 leftover beef and bean burritos = 17 points and 530 cals
We spent the morning replacing the damaged parts of the island...and I'm glad to have that behind us and the boxes out of the house ( well..almost all of the boxes)...one big box was placed near the couch and the side of it flopped over and made a cardboard "tent" which Sampson has moved into....
And we don't have the heart to take it away from him...LOL
AND....I ate meals and forgot to take pics....got pics of the cat though!!!