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bearcountrygg - Friday Jan 24, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

Up and still wheezing and now a headache......not letting it stop me today though...sitting around yesterday was enough to last me for quite awhile.........there are plenty of things to do here.

Coffee = 0 points and 2 cals

The kitchen island is making me so happy...BUT,....it was damaged in 3 places.......We ordered it from Overstock.com and when i notified them of the damage with pics.....they have handled that very well...and the new replacement wood panels and top arrive today..( hopefully they aren't damaged...UGH).......but I'm happy with their response to the problem...love the island...I think I love this kitchen now...no more griping about that.

Breakfast was 2 egg omelette with 1 slice american cheese and lots of med salsa = 9 points and 298 cals.

Lunch was chicken bites, sweet potato waffle fries, lettuce with ranch, cherries = 15 points and 771 cals

1,069 cals so far today

Evening was a raspberry Built Bar and a mini bag of Quaker rice crisps and a cup of tea = 5 points and 192 cals for a total for the day of 1,261 calories

The back folds up to make more counter space or a snack bar for 2.......the boxes with the replacement parts arrived today ( they are in the boxes to the left).......

horn_of_plenty on 01/24/2020:
Love your meals ! Good amount of sauce and veggies over the eggs, nice filling lunch and good snack end of day ! The built bar sounds tasty, I haven’t tried that one !

Will you post a photo of new kitchen island ?

bearcountrygg on 01/24/2020:
I really don't detect much difference in any of the built bars...I do like their caramel like consistency though...Added a pic of the new island...loving it...it's solid and holds a lot. Replacement parts arrived today...and are in the boxes on the left.

happy-1 on 01/25/2020:
I like the island!!! That's smart!!!

bearcountrygg on 01/25/2020:
The picture makes it look smaller than it is....It's holding a lot and it made a huge difference.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/25/2020:
beautiful island and i also love your rug!

bearcountrygg on 01/25/2020:
Bought the rug from amazon a few years ago...along with 2 similar in red...and they are wonderful...and wear like iron.......the island looks smaller in the pic than it is...( probably because of the angle I took the pic from.

bearcountrygg - Thursday Jan 23, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

Moving slow around here today.......asthma and wheezing and just moving slowly....coffee but not hungry......days like this are just slow and sleepy...will see how it goes.  Common for this time of year so just need to rest and let it calm down......Not planning on counting points today...usually not hungry anyway.  This too shall pass...it always does....

Slept the morning away.......feeling a little more human, wheezing continues but tomorrow will get back to life as i know it regardless.  Just drinking coffee and no actual meals..just a little snacking.....and probably another nap......Sometimes this ends up in pneumonia but I guess I have never been able to prevent it in the past...so no sense wasting any more time trying this time.....will just have to wait and see.  Allergic to all penicillen and sulfa drugs so can't use those unless it becomes a lot more serious. 

Tomorrow  will be back to normal and life goes on. 

One highlight is that I did drop down a size so getting close to where I plan on maintaining.....need to get the scales out and check soon.  Need to find those goal jeans!!!! 


Donkey on 01/23/2020:
Ok, hope you feel better soon :(

bearcountrygg on 01/23/2020:
Asthma stinks but I don't know what it's like without it so....

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/23/2020:
I hope you feel better soon - it's good you don't smoke as that would make it so much worse! feel better!

bearcountrygg on 01/23/2020:
No...never smoked thankfully. Not giving into the wheeze tomorrow...LOL

bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jan 22, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

I'm happy to finally be back today.........Between power outages and grocery shopping last friday and buying pizza and other unnecessary foods...I have been off track and I'm not happy about it.  On Friday that shopping trip started a bad food habit back up ( I also bought some very good things)...I'm positive right now that pizza seems to be a red light food for me...then the next day...I was eating more pizza...and then the power started to flicker and go out...we got a notice that the power would be off for repairs to our entire town over several days this week...and apparently that gave me the idea that I should just go throw caution to the wind and have a free for all at the table.....( although that may have happened anyway because of some food that I had already purchased on friday)...so who knows.........................but from friday until yesterday....I ate what I wanted....pants are tight....I'm wheezing....and just generally uncomfortable.  I also stopped counting calories or figuring WW points......I guess I should call it a food fit....because that is what it was.........I'm over my little tantrum now...feeling crummy and ready to clean up my act...the power is back on and working perfectly......and I have a better mind set......and I'm ready to clean up my act again.....I'm also just realizing that just before all of that...I also just noticed that I had dropped a clothing size...which even after the 2 days of pizza.......clothes were still too big...and then it caught up with me.......I'm wondering also if I panicked.....about getting rid of a bunch of favorite clothes to trade them in for some old ones I don't like......( I suspect that is a thing).....but acknowleging that will help in the near future when I will be dealing with it again.......( in reality..just a few days).  BUT...now I know...In times of stress..I sabotagae myself.  One step forward, one step back.......not so unusual I guess...but the power is on and working well......there is good food and not so good food in the house and I need to deal with managing a happy medium between them........and life goes on.

So far this morning  is coffee = 0 points and 2 cals

To top all of this off the Hound with the jaw cancer has taken a sad turn and D is on his way to the vet this morning to have him put down.........It's been a rough few days for all of us.

Breakfast = 1/2 Cup fage 0% yogurt, blueberries = 1 point and 209 cals

I'm now realizing that all of this happened with the sick hound....I actually went shopping friday to get him some yogurt, hamburger and anything that would be edible for him.....the pizzas were not on the list...but they went in the cart.......the sick dog was actually the first to add to my stress levels........This all was a food fit...eating like I did....did not make the dog get healthy again, it didn't keep the power on through a storm, and it didn't help in any way ( although I am still wearing my favorite clothes for a few more days)...........I am a stress eater...I knew that.....but I hadn't resisted it...coping skills need to be worked on here.  D is going to come back home from the vet today very sad.....not a good day here...but that doesn't mean that I have to kill myself with food as the weapon.

Lunch was a lenders bagel, 2 t, butter, a jif to go, cucumber, banana and blueberries = 19 points and 774 calories

Dinner = 1 cup unicorn cereal, unsweetened almond milk, 2 cuties and a cup of tea = 6 points and 1,286 cals......still have points leftover for the day but they will roll over to weeklies.....and I already have in 1,200 cals...so just letting them rollover........

Calories for the day = 1,286


Donkey on 01/22/2020:
Thank you for sharing all of this. I so relate to the overwhelming feelings that come when caring for a sick animal. Having gone through cancer & illness with my own pets, it really stopped me in my thoughts to consider how difficult it must be to care for a loved person who is ailing. As hard as it is with an animal, I couldn't even begin to imagine how difficult others have it.

I'm so sorry that you are going through this. I'm hoping that you can find some reconciliation in knowing that you did all that you could. And that your pup had a good life. (((hugs)))

bearcountrygg on 01/22/2020:
He was a good boy, and seeing him in such pain that not only could we not give him his pills, but he could no longer eat....unfortunately the cancer was right in the jaw hinge...if it had been in another part of his jaw they might have been able to remove part. He was 7....and his mother died of cancer too...

innerpeace on 01/22/2020:
I so sorry for you dog. I cannot even imagine. At least you are able to identify that pizza is the enemy. I've heard you can eat it in moderation...but who does that?

bearcountrygg on 01/22/2020:
I don't think I can eat pizza in moderation when it comes to the kind we like...D likes a supreme and I like a chicken garlic alfredo...but he is getting away from it because it raises his glucose levels.....so I end up having another meal of mine...and then other meals of his leftovers........I need to stop bringing it home.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/22/2020:
that's my kinda meals right there!

bearcountrygg on 01/22/2020:
Mine too...when I'm counting Ww points I tend to eat very simply...I'm still preparing regular meals for D.....but I find it so much easier to figure simple things...and I'm less apt to over eat them too.

happy-1 on 01/26/2020:

bearcountrygg - Tuesday Jan 21, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

Well....I think They have the electrical situation taken care of.........and it didn't take as long as they were thinking it would.......all worked out well...I'm glad to get back to the pics tomorrow.......didn't take any the last couple of days and I kind of miss it.  It has been in the blow zero range off and on here...so glad to have things working properly again. 

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/22/2020:
that's crazy cold!

bearcountrygg on 01/22/2020:
Yes it was

bearcountrygg - Monday Jan 20, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

We have been notified that they will be working on our towns power through Thursday ......unfortunately our temps are in the single digits  ........the power has actually been flickering since saturday afternoon.....so will be spending very limited time online until then.......Hopefully will be back on friday A.M.

legcramps on 01/20/2020:
Hopefully they get it figured out soon! Stay warm! It has been cold here too...on Saturday it was -39 celsius with the windchill!

bearcountrygg on 01/21/2020:
I think they are done working on it now and all seems fine thankfully.

happy-1 on 01/20/2020:
Hugs! Power outages get scary.

bearcountrygg on 01/21/2020:
yeah...especially when it's 3 below zero!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/20/2020:
i hope it warms up for you soon....seems you and Legs are getting really cold readings by both of you.

we've been lucky this year, really nothing below 20F yet.

bearcountrygg on 01/21/2020:
Wow....I guess these cold fronts aren't making it to you. We do get lake effect snow and temps....from the great lakes.

bearcountrygg - Sunday Jan 19, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

Deep snow here...so I'm not going anywhere and it's a good thing that I don't have cabin fever....so I feel lucky about that......After a couple of days doing battle with pizza...I am craving very simple foods like fruit and veg.  It  always seems to work that way for me...it could have gone terribly wrong and started a upward slide with the scale......but it didn't.  I'm happy to know that a couple of days of some potentially dangerous eating could end like this...and it gives me hope that I can do that occassionally in the future and not ever have things really get out of hand in a big way. 

Relying on how clothes fit has been a big help over the last coule of years...........while I have occassionally looked at the scale to make sure I was heading in the right direction....the clothes don't lie and it's easy to come to conclusions with that.......My shirts are requiring sleeves to be rolled up even more than before...I like big shirts...but these are almost too big now.  Baggy pants are a big gripe of mine...never could stand baggy pants and I have several pair that have to go soon...they are just getting on my nerves.......so time to go through my clothes again........There will still be enough in my closet so not going through and trying on older clothes just yet but I can see that I will be wearing clothes soon that I haven't fit into for many years......

I just want some simple, easy meals today.....and a fritatta or omelette will be for breakfast in awhile...with lots of veggies......funny how pizza affects me now....if I see it...I want it...and then i want to get back to the healthier stuff after that......and boy does pizza make me want to drink water...just good to know I can splurge on that stuff and get back on track.

Breakfast coffee, sf syrup a 2 egg omelette with 5 mini peppers and salsa = 4 points and 162 calories

Yup...dressing was an adventure this morning.......my clothes are too big and I'm done wearing clothes that don't fit....so I guess I will spend my day digging some old ones out.  The power and wifi keep going off and on..yet technically it's a snowy but beautiful calm morning.......as I write this...the wifi just cut out again so I don't dare try to send it right now.......Our power company sent a letter that they will be working on lines monday and tuesday.......but this is sunday...weird.......so shut offs for the next couple of days........it's winter...I wonder if they consider hours without furnaces....UGH.......a year or so ago we watched a program about people in alaska who spent a large part of the year in cabins and hunted for food and were totally isolated and were dropped off by planes......sometimes I feel like we are in alaska here...LOL......overly dramatic...but yet...it can be so isolating sometimes...........but I love it most of the time.....and the rest of the time I'm a bit uncomfortable with it.......power is undependable today.....better sign off.



Donkey on 01/19/2020:
Even though you are not having good internet today, I hope you will take pictures of the rest of your meals.

It is so cold here. Nothing is working properly.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/20/2020:
nice job on your omelette, it looks super. i think i may start making omelettes, even for lunches!

bearcountrygg - Saturday Jan 18, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

Bigger snow coming and we plan to finish the kitchen Island this morning.....feeling great...slept like a log and no headaches for days......we will be at home today and staying off the roads.

Yesterdays pizza trial was a learning experience......my favorite pizza controls me...I ate half yesterday...and wanted more...deflected that with eating something else...and stayed full all night.  so it worked out......got up this morning and the other half of that pizza was controlling my mind...decided to just eat it for breakfast...so put it on a plate...nuked it for a couple of minutes and took the pic........pizza is gone now......I had taken a pic this morning and was so afraid that I would post yesterdays pic accidentally that I decided to delete yesterdays from my phone.......and then right ahead and deleted todays and I can't get it back...so I'm posting yesterdays again because they are exactly the same portions........apparently I'm in a pizza coma...........I'm kind of shocked at how certain foods can control me...and then again...I'm not.  So here is yesterdays pizza that looked exacly like this mornings pizza...LOL

pizza = 14 points and 480 cals and coffee with sf syrup = 0 points and 2 cals.

And here is a pic of my coffee cup to keep this legit!

Now I am going to go research the possibility of retrieving things from the iphone trash....UGH!  Apparently there is a way to retrieve photos deleted within the last 30 days....but that option isn't showing up on my phones list.....I will be so much more careful in the future...at least moving them to the computer first.....live and learn.


cod, corn casserole, bagel, spray butter , banana and blueberry tea = 16 points and 629 cals

1,181 cals so far

Got the kitchen island put together but 3 pieces of it are damaged.....Using it anyway for now while we wait for the replacement pieces are sent.  Spent the morning on that.

Dinner was 0% plain greek yogurt with sf syrup and a cup of coffee. = 2 points and 122 cals...

Staying up late to watch some videos and ended up eating again....

37 points and 1,105 cals of brats and pizza

Today s cals = 2,348........obviously a food fit and pizza made it possible.....I really need to keep that out of the house...although if today is anything like in the past....a huge food day like this could very well end with a loss on the scales...because I have been eating so many low cal days in a row.........

Donkey on 01/18/2020:
I think it's ok if you used an older picture to reflect what you had this morning. I mean, one half of the pizza is pretty much the same as the other half.

Good for you for posting! Food speaks to me too sometimes. I should think of a diversion tool to use to break up the "calling".

bearcountrygg on 01/18/2020:
I've been in my phone trying to retrieve the deleted pic...but I guess because I don't use the cloud ( I usually just transfer from my phone to computer if I want to keep a pic)...it's gone....This will have to do....I was so busy trying to make sure I didn't repost yesterdays pic that I messed the whole thing up....This one will have to do...just different plates...LOL....I want to keep the pic thing going because it is really working for me...but all along I have been afraid I would forget the pic and eat...but never considered deleting accidentally...frustrating...I need to get over the need to post this perfectly....and today was the wakeup for me.....I need to just do the posting as best I can and forget the mess ups....onward and downward...LOL........That pizza is gone now...but I need to also break up the connection and find a different way to deal with it....I guess I'm not there yet.....I really could have put it in the freezer....I guess I'm not one to throw food away...maybe I need to work on doing that.....Thanx for understanding.

Donkey on 01/18/2020:
Lovely pictures! You managed quite well today - and I like how you started out with a larger meal and ended with a lighter meal. Most of my days (especially workdays) are the opposite!

bearcountrygg on 01/18/2020:
It got worse later though......stayed up late and ate again...apparent food fit.

Donkey on 01/19/2020:
I wouldn't be so hard on yourself for the extra meal. Dinner was kind of light. I still think it was a very good day for you.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/20/2020:
sometimes i just give into temptation too ;)

bearcountrygg - Friday Jan 17, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

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

Well...I ended up braving the snow ans went grocery shopping so D didn't have to...and rds were nasty but it worked out okay.   Loaded up on things for the freezer that will last us quite awhile...........so I missed lunch....and when we finally did get around to eating it was 2 1/2 hours later than usual...and I was starving......so I had 1/2 of a thin chicken alfredo pizza...and I was still hungry,,,and I considered stopping the food pics because this was just plain embarassing....I wanted more of that pizza...but decided on something else to fill me up...which was 2 of the once frozen ham and cheese sandwiches...and then I see D with a candy bar...and I had to have one of those too......well.......that was a lot of food and I'm positive that I will pay for it later...but I'm not hungry anymore...so there is that........and here are the pics.......1/2 of a thin crust chicken alfredo pizza, 2 Launch Box ham and cheese sandwiches and a candy bar = 30 points and 920 cals.

Sorry the pic is sideways and my finger is on the lens.....LOL

I seriously considered stopping the pics....but decided that would be self defeating...so here ya go.

It actually all worked out just fine...and am no where near hungry and will end the days eating with that double lunch/dinner with 1, 222 cals and it's the perfect number for me.


innerpeace on 01/17/2020:
Eww snow! We are supposed to get some in NE Ohio too. I keep saying I hope it gets here soon or else we will have snow in May...it has happened before. With me being from Oklahoma I am used to it being 70-80 degrees starting in May, not waiting for snow to melt. Your breakfast looks great. I remember eggs. Have a great weekend.

bearcountrygg on 01/17/2020:
We are enough farther north that we do get lake effect snow too and that makes it worse....but it's winter....and we probably have at least 8 more weeks of it at least...and maybe 12......looking forward to spring.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/17/2020:
your breakfast is my type of satisfying :)

sorry you getting the snow, must look beautiful!

bearcountrygg on 01/17/2020:
Boy...the only veggies I had today were in those little egg bites...need to fix that tomorrow. The snow is pretty......but on the roads....yuck.

Donkey on 01/17/2020:
I'm glad you didn't stop the pictures. Accountability is key. (I could have used some of that tonight...) We're here to support you!

I'm sure we all understand what happened at lunch. It ended well, don't you think? I do!

bearcountrygg on 01/17/2020:
It did end well at 1,222 cals...right where I need to be.....

bearcountrygg - Thursday Jan 16, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

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....


innerpeace on 01/16/2020:
Ugh, we are due for some colder more wet weather coming up. We bought Unicorn cereal for the girl, I think there is some still in the cabinet. Your lunch looks good - I think Cod is the only fish I don't like.

bearcountrygg on 01/16/2020:
Unicorn cereal is surprisingly good and only 110 cals a serving....we are really getting the snow...at least 4 inches in the last 2 hours...the cod was very mild...and quite tasteless really....I had put everything but the bagel seasoning on it for flavor.....

bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jan 15, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

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

innerpeace on 01/15/2020:
I need sleep training. I will try to get to bed earlier myself because 4 1/2 - 5 hours ain't cutting it for me today.

bearcountrygg on 01/15/2020:
I made it one of my resolutions and I'm sticking to it....and over time...that became the new habit...I feel like now I could probably nap here or there as long as I don't do it daily.........BUT....I don't want to mess it up either.....breaking a habit can be so hard.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/15/2020:
Your meals are looking great everyday! scrambled eggs looks wonderful and reminds me of my Sunday morning with my folks :)

bearcountrygg on 01/15/2020:
Your scrambled eggs reminded me to have them...LOL

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