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bearcountrygg - Tuesday May 29, 2018
(Weight Watchers Online)
Weight: 245.8

OKAY...I really...really...enjoyed the 4 day holiday...food wise...not wisely eating....but that I enjoyed what I ate.  Apparently that is not a good thing...........I got on the scales today and was pretty unhappy with the outcome .....It's now time for me to get serious....stop playing around...and get this job done and be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve this.  I don't care if I have to white knuckle this...or if I need to make myself suffer a little more....but I'm wasting time...and need to kick things into gear.  I'm ready now......and the heat of summer is pointing out to me that I have to get this thing under control.  

From this moment on....until I reach goal.....I fully intend to suffer, deny myself, starve, and do whatever it takes to weigh 145 pounds or less.  

I know I have a low...slow...metabolism......so that just means I need to eat accordingly...it's not an excuse to gripe....it's a reason to take vitamins...and then eat whatever it takes to lose........

It won't be fun...and it won't  be easy.....but starting today...I'm TOTALLY COMMITTED ....now...lets just get this job done LINDA!!!!! ( great now I'm talking to myself......that's okay too...whatever it takes)

Multi vitamin, extra c. zinc, turmeric, omegas, baby aspirin

Went down the basement and found 2 hummingbird feeders...wonderful way to use up the cane sugar...win...win!

I've also decided to step up my game by weighing in daily...I usually don't do that...but it does put pressure on me to work harder and figure out what is most effective.

Another change is...that while I have used Weight Waters many times in the past...once...very successfully with a 55 pound loss....and many...many times...I have joined and quit...and more recently...I found their website to be an issue...and over charging my Credit card....and they now have a very loosey goosey program with many no point foods...and a lot of people are struggling with it...I do hear that their online site is working better now...finally.....and there is an impact on me when it comes to paying for something...it can work in my favor as far as pushing me to get things done so I can stop paying them.  I have checked out nutrisystem and their food has more fiber than my system can deal with all day every day...( and I still have some of that stuff left to use up slowly)....there is a program here that uses shakes and soups...but I know I don't want to go that route...and its a 2 hr drive.....there is also a TOPS here......but I just don't want to get involved with that....apparently there are some very sketchy participants there...and they drive new members out very quickly.....so I don't want to deal with that.....so...I'm giving Weight watchers another go......$$$$$$ going out is going to help me stay focused.....and it will also force me to weigh and measure....I will just have to keep an eye on the credit card.......good reason to just do it and get it over with....The house is well stocked with WW friendly things...so it's a go!

Signed up for online Weight watchers...my weeks will start on Tuesday....with 23 daily points and 42 weekly points,,,I did it before and I can do it again!!!!!

Meal #1

2 cups black coffee = 0 points

1/2 cup Fage 0% yogurt = 0 points

END OF BREAKFAST and staying out of the kitchen!

Meal #2 Using up leftovers...

4 ounces pork = 4

1 cup peas =0

1 2/3 cup Annies leftover  shells and cheese = 23

leftover fries  = 5

Meal #3

28 cherries = 0

1 1/2 cups blueberries = 0

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Glad the leftovers are gone........choices will get better now.

Used up todays points and 9 of my weeklies.No more food for the day!!!!

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 100.8 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 05/29/2018:
The pain and agony of suffering...

I have a growth on my pituitary gland and PCOS which causes me slower weight loss or 'it will be harder for me to lose weight' is what I was told. I like to eat and I don't like pain...I have to come to terms with one or the other. Oh and being lazy doesn't help either. Anyway, I wish you the best of luck and all the motivation you need to accomplish your goal.

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
I had PCOS too...until a hysterectomy.….now it's low thyroid...it's always something....thank you for the encouragement..I think it's time for me to just bite the bullet and get this done.


horn_of_plenty on 05/29/2018:
i hope more birds come once you have the feeders set up...cute!

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
Me too.


happy-1 on 05/29/2018:
What anout Noom? It's supposed to be better than WW.

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
Never heard of them...……..


happy-1 on 05/29/2018:
I might do Noom with you.

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
I already paid for WW....LOL


happy-1 on 05/29/2018:
Oh good! Have fun!!

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
:)



bearcountrygg - Monday May 28, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

Doesn't look like I'm going to be abe to paint deck furniture today either....rain on it's way today........but I saw my first hummingbird here today at the kitchen window.........D had put his red travel mug on the window sill and the hummingbird apparently thought it was a flower ....so cute.

Meal #1

coffee

15 grain bread toasted with spray butter

2 egg

meal #2

pork chop

mushroom rissoto

carrots, celery, cucumbers

roll

candy

Meal #3

cheese and crackers

2 vegetable/fruit lara bars

 

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/28/2018:
I saw on the map this morning that northern Wisconsin is getting quite a bit of rain this morning and looked to be heading your way. I don't know if that keeps things cooler or just ramps up the humidity for you (all). My mom would have hummingbirds at her house in Wisconsin. They had flowering vines growing in the trellis that grew on the top of their deck (for shade) and the h-birds just loved it.

I'm debating what to have for breakfast. Yours sounds really yummy...

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
That tiny bird actually took my breath away....it was so cute.


graindart on 05/28/2018:
Remember seeing hummingbirds in northern Canada when we'd go up for the Summers (30 years ago). They were awesome to watch. Did see one a couple years ago on a vacation, but don't see them up were I live now.

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
I had seen a couple downstate...but this was my first one here...guess it s time to get a feeder out for them.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
awww so sweet, i love nature and seeing it and being in it oudoors in the open too! :)

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
They are so tiny...thy look like a large bug.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
today i had pre-cut up celery laying in my fridge from last week's prep i did...so nice to have veggies handy...makes me want to eat them. reading how you had veggies made me think how i did, also. def helps fill the stomach for less calories.

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
Ours had been cut up for 5 days...and were definitely not as fresh as they could be.....UGH



bearcountrygg - Sunday May 27, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

Thunder storms around here....I LOVE a good thunder storm!!!!   

Woke up at 5 and was waiting for D to wake up...and I apparently fell back to sleep and had the weirdest dream about an apartment we used to have .......apparently we put too much heavy furniture in one room and the wall fell down......yup...could  look rght out and see the traffic go by......where did this come from....I was also spoon feeding my daughter in law ....??????   

Anyway................so nice to sleep in my own bed...although I always sleep well in hotels too.....theres

 no place like home!!!!

Breakfast

2 coffee

1 slice 15 grain bread with spray butter

2 eggs

Lunch

pork chop

peas, carrots

mac and cheese

roll

mango, pineapple, papaya and fresh coconut

Evening

coffee

BBQ beef in fillo

roll

 

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

Innerpeace on 05/27/2018:
I hope that isn't coming my way. I am so sick of the rain, my backyard is turning into a jungle.

bearcountrygg on 05/27/2018:
It could pour everyday for me...I just love a thunder storm.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/27/2018:
lol, we have the storms today!!

michigan sounds lovely in the summer...with the lakes and pool you had as a kid. You said you have no desire to swim now...i don't swim much in the ocean, just go to the beach more for sun and walking on the sand! The one lady i usually go with doesn't like the water and i prefer to go with a friend...so i'll really only go in the water if i'm with someone besides my usual company...which isn't so often! :) yeah, a lot of people just go to the beach to lay there and get sun...walk on the sand...

bearcountrygg on 05/27/2018:
Lots of lakes here......but no swimming for am anymore....Maybe it's more like NO bathing suits for me anymore...LOL


Donkey on 05/27/2018:
They are saying for Chicago, at least, Lake Michigan water is still too cold for diving right in. OK for wading. I'm sure that will change soon, as we have a chain of 5-6 days of SWELTERING heat and humidity.

That's an odd dream. Sometimes my dreams leave me a bit unsettled. What does this mean? What am I trying to work out subconsciously? etc. At least it means you got to sleep :-)

bearcountrygg on 05/27/2018:
Yup...one of those vivid dreams that I can easily remember...I once wrote a song in a vivid dream...still remember that one well too...as well as the song,,,,LOL


happy-1 on 05/27/2018:
I would love a thunderstorm right now!!!

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
More coming here...I have a deck table and chairs to spray paint...and it won't stop raining long enough to do that.....oh well...good thing I love a rainy day!


graindart on 05/28/2018:
Went to bed last night after midnight (wife already asleep). Then woke up a few hours later around 4:30am and couldn't get back to sleep. Laid there for awhile checking the internet on the phone hoping the wife would wake up. Finally just got up for the day around 5:30am. While I'm wide awake now, probably going to feel like crashing around lunch time.

Don't know why the terrible sleep last night, because I normally sleep great at home. Hotels are completely different. I'll average about 4 or 5 hours of toss/turn/sleep at a hotel, versus a solid 7-8 nightly at home. Hoping the cruise is different.

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
The bed at home is always nice to get back too....



bearcountrygg - Saturday May 26, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

Up at my usual time.......started with a black coffee...and will see what they offer at "free breakast"...then heading out north and east...for D's family cemetary stop...then on home...there is no place like home...seriously.  Oldest son called last night and we had a very long nice talk ..............loved that....those sons are all guys...totally....but I love  conversations with them both...I'm one lucky Mom.  

On the way home i ate a bagel...( from hotel)...and finished yesterdays diet coke that spent the night in the car...LOL

Got home at a great time.....noon......and D had some things defrosted...so we are working on those...high carb unfortunately

bbq pork in fillo

about 6 fries

pie

sweet rolls 2 

mango, papaya, pineapple and coconut

definately not a diet food day

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/26/2018:
Home sweet home! How nice that you got a long chat with your son. I'm guilty of not communicating with my mom more often. I feel like I'm intruding on her, which I'm sure is not the case, but that's what stops me from calling her.

I wanted to comment on yesterday's entry (but didn't have time) regarding your experience at the cemetery and the unsafe neighborhood it has become. Wow, that was really scary. It's sad to see communities go down hill. My husband's house where he grew up is like that now.

bearcountrygg on 05/26/2018:
It's sad when cities go that way...of course it is a suburb of Detroit...and that has fallen into terrible decay....but when it's your hometown.....it is terribly sad.....the sons call actually started with a text from me to him asking how his back was ( been having trouble with that)...and in our texting...I told him where I was and the gun shots...and he was worried about where I was staying …..a few miles from the bad area.....in one of my texts...he told me to order a pizza in the evening and have it delivered to the hotel...LOL....I didn't....but he called in the evening to see if I was ok...and if I ordered the pizza he suggested...LOL....and we ended up talking for hours...it was so nice...and he said he hadn't had such a good conversation with anyone in at least 5 years....he also said that his dad and I were his best friends...it was so sweet......and it did both of us good......I say call your mom.....I think she will love it.



bearcountrygg - Friday May 25, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

 Heading out this morning for a overnight...................taking some food with me so I will play it by ear......I've already decided to just go with the flow........I want it to be a relaxing trip...it's a yearly cemetary decorating thing that I have done all of my life....we now decorate  graves of 12 family members........D is heading to his orthopedic surgeon for hopefully his last trip.  Sometimes he goes with me...and sometimes not...I will be going it alone this year....and I don't mind at all.  It's a nice little shopping trip for me too...because I stay at an outlet mall....Love Holiday Inn Express................so.....wlil check back in later.  

EDIT.......Made it down state.....drive was very nice......went to 1st cemetary...and placed my parents and my maternal grandparents flowers...and then headed to Pontiac to put flowers on my brothers and paternal grandparents....it's a very dangerous area....and I may never go back there again...the cemetary it's self is beautiful....but my brothers grave is a long walk back to the back edge...which is bordered by duplexes about 50 feet away...and as I was walking back there...I heard 3 or 4 gunshots...and a lady yell...I'm never coming back to your house again!!!!  This is inner city urban....decay at it's worst....and it may just not be worth going here anymore for the sake of safety.  This is where my parents grew up...and i lived there for my first 10 years,...and when we got married we lived there for a couple of years...but we moved because of the dangers...that is where they first made Pontiacs...my dad worked there his whole career.  My mom passed 3 years ago...so about 4 years ago...I drove her by the house she grew up in...and as we were going down the street...1 man walked out into the street towards us...one sat on the curb...and the 3rd sat on a porch watching....when i realized that they thought we were there to buy drugs...I told my mom that we could never go down that street again...now I'm thinking the cemetary may be off the list too now...sad to see the place we oncce loved go downhill so badly.

After the drive....and then 2 cemetaries...I came to the hotel but my room wasn't ready yet...so I went to get a hamburger, fries and diet coke.......Steak and Shake gives you the calories...so 720 cals for that...drinking water now....I brought snacks so I decided to just stay in the room...I'm exhausted...this mall is gigantic...and I'm not up to it...so relaxing here...good thing  I didn't have to buy anything...LOL

I actually left this morning...but never did get hungry......it's funnyt to me how...I apparently only eat...because of cravings...or the availabilty of food,,,,I brought bananas, the little tuna cracker snack kits...and a pkged waffle..( ready to eat)...and crackers...and was never tempted.  Oh well.....I was like that as a kid too...never had time to eat...unless someone made me sit there...and even then...I still didin't eat always.....guess my hunger radar is broken...LOL

Tomorrow..on to D's family cemetary....which is about an hour and a half from here...but is heading in the homeward direction kind of....so more driving  tomorrow...totally safe area  and not much walking......I think I will sleep  good tonght...not givng in to a nap.

Ended up eating the pkgd waffle I brought...not because I was hungry but because I thought I should.....so the day was 720 plus 249 plus coffee with 2 sugars and 1 creamer.

 

 

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2018:
Good luck to D! and i hope he'll continue his stretching and exercises for many months and years to come :)

Enjoy your outing and shopping and everything else good in which it is!

bearcountrygg on 05/25/2018:
He says he has to go back to doc 1 more time...UGH.....no shopping worn out...just vegging in the hotel....LOL I'm so used to shopping online now...the mall looked like too much work...this thing is gigantic...it's GREAT LAKES CROSSING OUTLET MALL...in Auburn HILLS, MI...it's on the net.


graindart on 05/25/2018:
Hotel stays have derailed my weightloss progress several times over the past few months. I'm drawn to the carb-heavy breakfasts each morning. Not that any of the food is "good", but I still desire to stuff my face with all of the stuff just sitting there for "free".

bearcountrygg on 05/25/2018:
yup....free after we pay....LOL...they do have nice breakfasts here...they offer a lot of things...but I'm not one to want to fill up on a trip...so I usually just get a banana and a oatmeal cup...when D comes...I get him cinnamon rolls..and then he wants mcdonalds breakfast sandwiches..so we stop there on our way out....he eats the cinnamon rolls a couple of hours later. But if I was a big breakfast eater....I would load up too...LOL...I don't blame you...that is apparently one thing with a cruise too...apparently a load of food is offered.



bearcountrygg - Thursday May 24, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 241.2

 Liked the scales this morning.........another energetic day....I accomplished so much yesterday....and I plan to do the same today........looks like a nice weekend......I will be on the road heading south.....tomorow....but back on saturday evening...........D's Dr changed his appt to tomorrow...so he will stay behind to deal with that.....otherwise his wait to get back in there would be too long.  So...I will be going on my own....done it before...and it is fine with me.......It's a nice little break for me too.......I stay at a hotel  near where we grew up....and Between visiting 3 cemetaries...I will be doing a lot of shopping.....( hotel is at a outlet mall)....and they have great wifi...so I will check in there too........never enjoy the drive there and back....but done it many many times....and I usually avoid the expressway and take the back roads...takes longer...but a lot less stress for me.  Doing lots of errands all over the place today....but I'm up for it.

EDIT...morning errands done and back home before 10.........bank, gassed up car, bought flowers for the deck and driveway, bought needle nose pliers, and made a donation drop off.  Now doing laundry....put noon foods out to defrost....where did this energy come from???

 

Meal #1

coffee

Fage 0% yogurt

berries

Snack

Needed some sugar and salt so got a bit snacky

Meal #2

beef patty on a wheat bun with mustard and dill relish

carrots, celery and cucumbers

tropical fruit bowl ( from frozen) papaya,mango, pineapple and coconut

Cogffee in the evening...counting that salty, sweet, snack as a meal....not hungry soit works just fine.

EDIT...accomplished a lot today...........got everything done that I wanted to do before taking off tomorrow....looking forward to some quiet alone time...and shopping is a plus.....really don't need anything...maybe I will just be window shopping....great outlet mall...plus surrounding stores like target...etc......when D goes we go to nice restaurants...but since I'm going alone this time...it will be most likely fast food...and I've packed some food to take if I would rather do that.....

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2018:
lately i have more energy too...i love that feeling :) good job and you must feel happy. i enjoy being out and about in good weather and crossing things off my list too! :)

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2018:
Lost control a bit this morning...with the salt and sugary stuff....but I'm not eating any more today...so it will basically just be like a meal....I hate when I fall prey to the cravings...but I will say that it cured them.


Donkey on 05/24/2018:
What was the snacky snack?

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2018:
Cheetos, veggie crisps and 4 small pieces of chocolate.



bearcountrygg - Wednesday May 23, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 242.6

Up at 6....and full of energy...I have to admit...eating all of this fresh produce seems to be giving me lots of energy.......already have loaded the car for fridays overnight trip, put a pile of things by basement steps to take down, straitghtened bookcase, started gathering jusk for todays trash pickup, and now I'm going to shred papers and reorganize the file cabinets...and it's not even 9 yet. oh...and I moved some furniture around too...and need to set roomba free so he can get his work done.........today looks very promising......

Tossed one old troublesome shredder...and went to the basement and got the really good one...( happy to let that old one go finally)...filling the garbage can today.....and it feels great.  oh oh....we live near a military facility and for some reason helicopters keep flying over............hopefully just maneuvers...but this is a little more than theri usual.  

I had been forgetting to take my vitamins...for a couple of weeks...wonder if that is what got the energy moving!!!!  Just startede back on them yesterday.

Meal #1

coffee

Fage 0% yogurt

strawberries

Meal #2

chicken

polish sausage

lettuce

carrots

cucumber

multigrain english muffin toasted with spray butter

Meal # 3

ole spinach herb wrap

mustard

chicken

banana

Progress as of today: 10.2 lbs lost so far, only 97.6 lbs to go!

graindart on 05/23/2018:
Glad you're feeling productive. I'm feeling lazy today, but know I still have to get stuff done.....

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
Hope your day got better


horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2018:
Cool - you have a rhumba! Is it just for carpet or all floors? how do you like it? my floors are too easy to clean and small apartment, so a rhumba would be stupid for me...but i wanna hear how it is for you!

and you have an extra shredder laying around!? well, what a good day for you!

keep up the good work overall, i'm enjoying reading your eats today. They make me smile. so much easier to eat low cal when there's fresh veggies, i'll tell ya! i'm doing the same!

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
All floors...I love it. Just sit it down and push the button and it runs around cleaning for an hour. It cleans the hard floors just as well as the carpet. The old shredder had been giving me trouble for a couple of years...and then when my Mom passed...I had several bins of things to shred and went and bought a really nice one because it was days of shredding to do....the old one was 4 hours away.....so investing in a really nice one was worth it.


happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
Ha ha ideal life... country living and a base nearby for cool people to talk to in town.

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
LOL


happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
And glad to see you hitting the produce!

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
Lots of nice produce in the store last week...


happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
And glad to see you hitting the produce!


Donkey on 05/23/2018:
I LOVE Fage!! Just discovered this and finished my container. It's not sweet but satisfies my dessert cravings many times.

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2018:
I use the plain one.....and add fresh fruit...or apple butter to it...and I also always drain off any liquid....I didn't care for it at first...but I'm enjoying it now.



bearcountrygg - Tuesday May 22, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 242.6

It's a rainy day here today.........the email problems continue.....I seriously do not like to be locked out of my main email acct....another phone call to ATT is needed I guess.........spammers are blowing up my new phone number now...my blocked list is almost as long as my contact list......frustrating.....but not worth getting too aggrivated over.  

Spending the day with housework/laundry/trip to the bank and gassing up the car.

1,200 - 1,500 calories

Meal #1

coffee

cereal ( combo of Kix and Cracklin oat bran)

unsweetened almond milk

blueberries

Meal #2

polish sausage with peppers and onions ( oilive oil)

multi grain toasted english muffin with spray butter

strawberries

banana

Meal #3

protein drink

100 cal pk veggie crisps

Progress as of today: 10.2 lbs lost so far, only 97.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2018:
REALLY AGAIN BEING HACKED!? ENOUGH!!!!!!!!

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2018:
I know.....and I even got a new phone number...and I'm getting the last people that had its calls now too...on top of it all. I'm getting a minimum 4 calls a day for them and spam


horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2018:
THAT'S CRAZY...time to time i get calls but nothing recently crossing my fingers!

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2018:
You are lucky....one son is getting as many calls per day as I am.....aggravating.


horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2018:
healthy mix - you can eat a lot when it's more veggies and fruit! and unsweetened almond milk :)

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2018:
I'm watching the food a little better....not craving the desserts right now...LOL


Donkey on 05/22/2018:
I have to admit: your lunch sounds delicious!!!

How frustrating about the spam calls. I keep getting robo calls that my car warranty has expired. *sigh*

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
We do too...and they mail stuff constantly...it used to freak my Mom out when she got them...she really thought they were Important....just as a test...D once called and asked whet it would cost....on a 4 year old truck...it was $4,000....LOL


graindart on 05/23/2018:
Good job on tracking your food intake. That's all I did for 8 months straight to drop a lot of fat / weight.

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
It does keep me from eating the wrong things sometimes....lately...no desire for dessert...probably the fruit is making up for that.

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2018:
It does keep me from eating the wrong things sometimes....lately...no desire for dessert...probably the fruit is making up for that.


happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
That's a much healthier food diary today!


happy-1 on 05/23/2018:
Have you registered your number on the do not call list?



bearcountrygg - Monday May 21, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 242.6

 Nice little drop on the scales this morning......and feeling like the motivation is once again kicking in....hopefully this will be D's last PT day.....it's evaluation time and he is doing really well.  The beginning of a very busy week is at hand.....and I'm full of energy thankfully.  Need to make up for wasted time yoyoing......so....I'm feeling like getting serious is somehow easier right now...maybe it's the weather...maybe it's the idea that I will be able to move around better outside...if I do this in some sort of organized way....but I'm always thankful for this sort of energy.....Between 1,200 and 1,500 calories a day.

Getting lots done at home right now...where did this energy come from?????  I have no clue...but I will take it...and use it while it lasts......went shopping in the prepper closet for this weeks groceries...LOL......I'm kind of enjoying this!!!  Why am I craving beans...( kidney, garbanzo etc)...straight from the can????  I suppose I should drain and heat them up...but seriously........BEANS????

EDIT....He graduated ffrom PT...YIPPEE....and to celebrate we went to the Mickey D's drive through  ( he was wearing his plaid lounge pants so we couldn't go in a restaurant...LOL...then I took him for a long ride through his forrest.........so....no lunch but had McDonalds for dinner

MEAL #1

1 egg

banana

coffee

MEAL # 2

Cheese burger

fries

diet coke

 

Progress as of today: 10.2 lbs lost so far, only 97.6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2018:
congrats on your drop on the scale! wonderful! Mine has dropped .4 lol for the past few times i've weighed...and i am looking to continue to bring that number down !!! :)

The warmer weather helps me also..the ease of just going right outside and the happy feelings associated with warmth :) very helpful over here too!

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2018:
Perks me up.....loving the weather right now.

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2018:
I'm just happy to not be sliding down the driveway...LOL


Donkey on 05/21/2018:
It's always nice to see the numbers dip downwards :-)

Wow, PT is coming to an end already? That went by really quickly! (although it may not have seemed it to you and or D)

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2018:
It's been 5 weeks........hoping that they dismiss him today...it's his progress report for medicare...and he will have completed 10 visits....he's doing great...and will see his surgeon for hopefully...the last visit on Wednesday.......Still some swelling...and at home exercises will continue....but we will be so happy to not have to spend 3 hours a week there. Keeping fingers crossed!!!


horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2018:
a friend of mine had double knee replacements (she's 70) and she was in a inpatient rehab center for a MONTH! but that's NY and she has great insurance and wasn't retired at the time...probably best if you can replace them on your insurance before retiring is my guess.

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2018:
He was given the option of inpatient...but he wanted to be at home...and I was here to take care of him...so we went with that...but it was something he could have done.


horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2018:
I'm glad he had the option also :)

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2018:
That's all behind him now except for the drs visit...so it's just a matter of continuing the healing over the next 6 months or so.....we are breathing easier today.



bearcountrygg - Sunday May 20, 2018
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 243.4

I'm Up....................and the lip rash is finally gone...no swelling...no dermatitis...and it was simple...........it was lip gloss. The benedryl helped...but not completely....when I  caught myself putting the lip gloss on again....it hit me... Glad that's over. It is definately wedding season...we have a family wedding coming up too.

Shooting for 1,200 to 1,500 cals per day

Meal #1 =coffee, 0% fat plain yogurt, banana 

meal  #2 = 2 mozzarella string cheese light sticks, spinach and herb tortilla, lettuce,peppers, celery, pasta salad made with light mayo, blueberries

Meal # 3 = vegetable pasta salad, 2 cuties

Having a really good day.......getting lots of things done...it's a really busy week coming up and lots to do to get ready.

Progress as of today: 9.4 lbs lost so far, only 98.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/20/2018:
I'm so glad that you found the cause of your rash. Of course that makes perfect sense! That must be such a relief to you :-)

bearcountrygg on 05/20/2018:
I don't know why I didn't think of it before...and was an old old container...apparently that is what caused it in the past too...that hit the trash !!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2018:
Isn't that interesting!? that's amazing you figured it out and the problem will be solved and you know the reason for the problem! lol....

bearcountrygg on 05/20/2018:
The benedryl took the swelling down yesterday...and a little of the rash went away...so I knew it was an allergic reaction...it wasn't until I caught myself putting on that OLD OLD lip gloss instead of chapstick ...that I figured it out...so much for trying to use up old stuff....back to the trusty chapstick for me


happy-1 on 05/20/2018:
OR... tell all the kids at the wedding you have a flesh-eating bug and then give them a BIG KISS ON THE CHEEK.

Definitely the more fun option.

bearcountrygg on 05/20/2018:
The relatives would never speak to me again...LOL


happy-1 on 05/20/2018:
I think we found the perfect solution for Donkey!

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2018:
LOL



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