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bearcountrygg - Monday Sep 30, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Started this morning with a cup of coffee....and putting off breakfast as long as I can.

I spent yesterday planning a diet routine  that I believe will work for me.  I took a bit here and there from several diet plans and left out the parts that often throw me off track. 

I know that the earlier I start eating each day...the hungrier I am all day and the more calories I take in, so to combat that I will eat breakfast later and only when I am very hungry.

I plan to photograph all foods I eat and the time of day I eat them.  Coffee, tea and any zero cal beverages probably will not be photographed unless they are used as part of a meal.  I will post pics here.

I know that I like to use up whatever is in the fridge or last bits of food in packages in cupboards, so instead of worrying about what is appropriate to eat at certain times or what makes a nice picture....I will just use this desire to use things up , photograph it and post it .  Many meals will be odd and funny looking....so be it.

There is no bad food....any and all food, healthy or not can be eaten.

WW points and or calories will be used  as a way to control intake.  I usually eat between 1,200 and 1,500 on my own anyway....but I want to make sure I'm sticking to the lower end for weight loss.  It appears that 1,500 calories actually cause a gain or at least maintenance.  I want to make sure to get in at least 1,200 a day though. 

There may be liquid fast days, intermittant fasting days, Intuitive eating days, as well as one meal a day type days.....but mainly it will be just random foods/meals using what is on hand.  The days foods may not be well balanced as far as nutrition goes so the aim will be to balance things out nutrition wise over several days...which just seems to happen with me anyway since cravings happen regularly for me with intuitive eating.  I will also be taking vitamins daily.

I will be exercising randomly....when I set a schedule I fight it...so I will just exercise when the mood strikes me...

I will be drinking a lot of water and zero calories beverages.

I will be reading daily from numerous books that will give me new ideas and motivation.  Louise Hays book titled Heal Your Body will live on my desk permanently.  It is a perfect reference book for me.  It really hs nothing to do with weight loss but eveything to do with how we think and what affect it has on our health problems...and gives affirmations to repeat to ourselves to combat the affect.

I have rejoined WW because it has worked very well for me in the past...I have had times where I swore I would never join again....and times where it has had a huge influence on my weight losses......this time I am in the right frame of mind to use it to the max.....I need to be able to accept the fact that it is a lifestyle...not just a means to lose and then leave what I learned behind.

Today I start reading Mindful Eating by Jan Chozen Bays, MD

1st meal of day 11.50 A.M.

salami , cheese, horsersdish sauce on a whole wheat roll and 2 cuties = 680 cals and 23 Ww points

2nd meal of the day 4:30 P.M.

Quaker Instant pumpkin spice oatmeal, a banana , strawberries and spindrift

424 calories and 7 WW points


Total cals for the day = 1,104 and Total WW points for the day = 30


I wouldn't mind getting my cals up a little but this may be the last of my eating today....If I eat more I will post it then...most likely though i will just drink no cal beverages tonight.





grannyannie on 09/30/2019:
Whatever works for you is the best plan! Good for you experimenting and motivating yourself.

Have you tried doing small meals through the day? I wake up hungry so have my porridge/berries by 7am, and it fuels me for they gym or muscle workout. But then I have a coffee/cappuccino along with my healthy cranberry bar mid morning. My problem time is watching tv at night.

BearCountryGG on 09/30/2019:
I have tried small meals...and it just always leads to me grazing and wanting to eat non stop.....I really do better with putting off breakfast...so today is going really well so far....I'm not a big exerciser...but I do like to stay busy arounbd the house...and coffee seems to fuel that...LOL...night time can be a problem for me too...especially if I stay up later...and I NEVER get out of bed at night to eat...so i will probably just go to bed earlier and read...

legcramps on 09/30/2019:
Have an awesome day!

BearCountryGG on 09/30/2019:
Thank you...so far so good.

innerpeace on 09/30/2019:
Everything starts with a plan. I do love pictures.

BearCountryGG on 09/30/2019:
The motivation is there this time......so that's good.

Donkey on 09/30/2019:
LOVE the food photos! It's ironic that you posted the book about Mindful Eating because the New Yoga Studio is offering a class on this in November, and I'm signing up! ($5 for a discussion led by a psychologist.)

BearCountryGG on 09/30/2019:
Your class should be very interesting...I'm enjoying the book so far. I went to post today and my wifi was down....I just about flipped out...that would have been very bad timing......did a test...and they said to unplug the modem...and it still didn't work...then all of a sudden...it came back..apparently it was a Frontier communications problem.....that would not have been a good thing...today of all days...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 09/30/2019:
loving the food photos!!!! i love looking at food! :)

also, i am reading about your delaying breakfast. i do this also. on weekends, i'm happy to eat when i get up, because it's usually later in the day than weekdays. but when i eat breakfast during the week, it's already when i get to work - i eat it at work - because if i ate it at 6am and not 8:30am at work, i'd also have a problem of being continuously hungry...and just eating too many calories. good idea to delay breakfast a little bit. staying busy on my commute is what helps me delay it.

louise hay book i like the title and i like what it's about so i'm going to request it at my library :)

BearCountryGG on 09/30/2019:
I love looking at food too...shoot...I love everything about food...LOL..I just eat less in a day when I eat breakfast later....You will really enjoy the book....It isn't one that you sit doen and read a story in...it is more of a reference book that explains what causes what when it comes to our thinking...I'm wearing mine out...it's falling apart...i Love it!

bearcountrygg - Sunday Sep 29, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

This morning I had last nights dinner and day befores dinner leftovers...and it reminded me how much I love dinner for breakfast...LOL...people talk about breakfast for dinner...but rarely the other way around.  So todays breakfast was BBQ pulled pork, scalloped potatoes, rice a roni and corn..and coffee..I'm full and happy and didn't count anything.....tomorrow I plan to clean our the fridge....I know there are things hiding in there that need to go...so that is on the list for monday....other things going on today.

I cleared off my kitchen counters...clutter had taken over...small appliances were taking up space and gathering dust and worse..........this kitchen is small...and I have spent the last 4 yearss bemoaning that fact......I came from a place where the kitchen was enourmous and I loved it......here...I have been super guilty of whining...and complaining about this one.....and because of the lack of storage space.....just used the counter..to store things...which ultimately took up my working space......it played a mind game with me that just made me hate it more...........finally....I've cleared the counters of most of the clutter...and I'm am beginnng to enjoy this kitchen.......of course it is still small....but it is a lot more fun to work in now.............If I could just get out of my own way.....I swear......things could work better for me...........

I was never a rebel...I loved rules...they were my guidelines...and somewhere along the way I became a rebel.......I didn't want to follow rules ( of couse I follow LAWS..that is different) but I didn't want anyone or any diet program to tell me what to do..........those were optional.....I was a free spirit....i follow my own drummer......but what if I throw convention out the window...?  What if I create my own plan...what if I build a program for myself that incorporates parts of other progrms, contains quirky things about myself that make it easier for me to follow......what if I make a diet program from all the components and take what I know what works for me...and discard what doesn't......?  I've done this before but always fell back into feeling like I was messing with a national program (WW and FitDay)...and then rebelled against them and quit....( yet I had lost a lot of weight on them when I was following them)...classic case of cutting off my nose to spite my face!!!!  UGH 

I had kind of pushed all of my diet materials and books aside...but I think I will take today...to make up a custom weight loss program for myself with the materials I have here........my weight loss lately has stalled...and I want to kick start it again......I can see that some intense work needs to be done...so i will cherry pick a new multi faceted program for myself......today.....and get started on it tomorrow morning..........it will be different...it will suit my needs and will be personalized to keep my interest.......if it works....then all the better...if not...it can be changed a bit.  So...devoting all day today to making up my new personalized program......need to dig out the books, videos, CD's and anything else I can find......


While digging out diet related books...I ran across my old copy of Louise L. Hay's book titled HEAL YOUR BODY....the book itself is amazing...basically has nothing or little to do with weight...but has everything to do with how we think and how our thoughts make us sick......I have always found it to be spot on for our family.....I see myself totally in every ailment i have ever had and my thought process that very well could have caused the ailment.....my book has been read so many times it's falling apart.....i will again leave it out......it names an illness, condition or ailment...gives the thought process that created the ailment...and then gives a sentence or two of an affirmation to change the way we think........life changing.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/29/2019:
even if you follow a diet a little bit as a guideline, it's you who chooses what you will actually have. you're at home and nobody is watching you (haha, except us on here!) and you are fully in charge of you.

have dinner for breakfast isn't heard of as much, but awhile back i was reading online about people that prefer it that way instead of cereal or other carb loaded items - that they preferred more meat and stick to you meals in the morning.

BearCountryGG on 09/29/2019:
I love leftovers.....probably because they are usually dinner foods...plus it calms my desire to use things up...qwirky me...LOL

grannyannie on 09/29/2019:
Hope you come out with your weight loss system that you can follow. Your own rules.

I know a few people who like dinner for breakfast, but I'm not one of them. Thais eat what I what call dinner food for breakfast. I do like breakfast for dinner, but not the other way.

BearCountryGG on 09/29/2019:
My husband would only eat dinner for breakfast if he was physically forced too...he can't phathom the idea ...LOL He is stuck on fried eggs sausage and toast.....everyday! I love the change.....

Donkey on 09/29/2019:
I'm not a big eater in the morning, most of the time. and neither is my daughter - so we're not a good family for brunches. Many times when I go out for brunch, I'll order off the lunch menu. So I guess that's kind of like dinner for breakfast, if it's my first meal?

There have been times when I've craved vegetables for breakfast, so I go with it. Why not? :-)

I want to cheer you on for designing your own plan. Maybe this will give me motivation to do the same for myself.

BearCountryGG on 09/29/2019:
I'm excited to start tomorrow...no rules...except the ones that really click with me...my problem has always been...if I join a program and I make a mistake or mess up a day...I quit.....probably the same reason that I go through so many notebooks...If I make a writing mistake...I rip the whole page out and start over again......and here at DD....I make typing mistakes all of the time and if I don't notice it....usually...I post and can't delete......that for me is part of the "therapy" of DD...I'm forced to deal with the mistake...DD is good for me...technically I'm sure I have OCD...and I LOVE that everyone seems to be able to tolerate my mistakes...LOL

bearcountrygg - Saturday Sep 28, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Dark and dreary ouside today.....D running hardware store and auto parts store errands......and I'm doing paperwork.......and laundry.

WE have decided to make more of an effort to budget better and cut expenses........and use what we have instead of being lazy and just ordering or picking up more instead of using what is already here....today he repairs the trucks tail light instead of taking it to the mechanic......and that's a good thing.....it will also make me a lot more aware of what i bring into the house....and it will cut the junk food for sure....we still have a lot of it here to use up...but that is already said and done.....when it's gone...we will not replace much of it or at least make better choices.  Making up a budget is always fun for me...i love the challenge....but we have not been budgeting these last 4 years........not good.

Breakfast for me was a slice of leftover pizza and coffee

snack = 2 cookies and a can of spindrift.

The main meal was a bunch of leftovers......pork, rice a roni, corn, scalloped potatoes, roll and blueberries....working on using things up so I can really clean out the fridge in a couple of days.

Donkey on 09/28/2019:
Very good goals. As you know, I cannot even get through my pantry. Well, I started last weekend, and found out that a lot of the stuff we have in there is expired. I don't know how to dispose of it properly. I don't think cans belong in a landfill.... but do I open everything up so that it can decompose and recycle the containers (cans, boxes, etc.)?

So I am the example of what not to do. I applaud you both for taking this on. It's a great goal to have.

BearCountryGG on 09/28/2019:
Canned goods are actually fine past the date on the can...if they are bulging or smell bad then toss them....you can put full cans in the garbage if you want to...we don't have any way to recycle around here so everything goes to the curb.

Donkey on 09/29/2019:
^^ OK, well, most of my canned goods were for crockpot dishes, so maybe some good can come of them anyway. I'll pitch the expired cat food though.

bearcountrygg - Friday Sep 27, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Well...interesting start to the morning...Sampson tipped one of his litter boxes over......and it's a large box.......muscleman tactics.......and now I have to go clean that up! 

It seems like I'm staying in this size clothing too long without any change....so today I will check myself with cals and points.............measuring cups and food scales.......it's too easy for portions to creep up......I did go on a few sites last night that assesses how many calories are needed for wt loss...and all said 1,200........and one said 900.....now that scares me...under 1,200 was always alert time.....I've always heard that heart muscle is compromised below 1,200...so I'm not interested in doing that for more than 1 day.....there is just such a fine line between healthy and destructive here....so today I count. 

Coffee with zero caramel = 1 cal and 0 ww points

Friendly Farms yogurt = 140 cals and 5 ww points

pulled pork on a roll, corn, spanish rice, cookies

donuts ( 3 tiny)

calories are in line with the 1,200.........I guess as Maria says...we are wondering if the sweets we eat are stalling our losses even though we eat low cal.  i know i could never eat low carb or keto because those lower blood sugar and my sugar tends to be so low already.......when I don't eat sugar I drop on a daily basis and need sugar to being it up.....I've tried to raise it by eating protein but that doesn't work when i do that.....I'm not going to drop my cals any lower....and I'm wondering if this is just where my body wants to be..........

Donkey on 09/27/2019:
Our new kitty - when we first got her - tipped over her litter box 2-3 times a week. While not fun to clean up, I've had worse messes to deal with. Most of it is just sweeping and/or vacuuming. She's gotten better with her litter box habits, but some days, she's a regular poop machine!

Ah the ol' portion control monster creeps up again. It's probably a good idea to count or measure for a day or 2, every so often. I am asking Santa for a food scale this year, just to keep myself in check.

I don't know that I'd go under 1200-1300... EVER.

BearCountryGG on 09/27/2019:
Agreed...and I put my response to you accidentally under your diary...>LOL This is the first time for the spilled box for me...with any cat.....and he is scattering litter all over the floor though from his feet I guess........weeping isn't working well though...need to switch to the shop vac I guess.

grannyannie on 09/27/2019:
I don't trust my judgement so always weigh and measure everything. Got a nice little gram scale that sits on the counter, so no excuses.

I read your other reply about a hysterectomy. I had one way back when I was 41. I don't remember not being hungry but I was very uncomfortable and the medication made me sick.

BearCountryGG on 09/27/2019:
It was uncomfortable for sure...I stayed numb for weeks and I suspect that it is why I wasn't feeling hungar...i was 48. I wasn't on any medication after the surgery other than estrogen patches which I was allergic to so we stopped those a few months later....But I did have a nasty draining incision infection that took a few weeks to heal....she removed my staples from the incision on the 4th day and it popped open on the way home from the hospital and was quite the mess...

Maria7 on 09/27/2019:
No, I don't think that dropping calories below 1200 is very wise, at least not on a daily basis...might get away with it here and there but not on a regular basis...We don't want to get weak from too few calories...We don't want to jeopardize our health...Which a long time ago...years ago...when I first began losing weight and had no idea how unwise it was for me to do only 300 to 400 calories low-carb a day, I ended up in the hospital, couldn't hardly even walk I was so weak...Silly me for real! Learned my lesson, too. So, I remember my doctor at that time advising me to never go under 1200 calories a day. But, there have been a few days I may have gone a little lower than that over the years, but not many of them. More important is staying well and healthy even if it means not being the exact weight and size we want to be. I truly do believe that is we persist in eating healthy (mostly) and eat smart in keeping a tally on the amount of calories we consume each day that eventually we can all reach our goals. Persistence is key. Starvation is not. Starvation just sets us up for setbacks and disappointments. It sets us up for big cravings that are extremely hard to resist and it causes the hard work we have accomplished to become undone and then we have to work even harder to get back to where we were initially.

BearCountryGG on 09/27/2019:
Well said Maria...I agree totally...I also once went to a place called THE WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC....and they put me on a 400 cal a day diet...and in fact...I was only 130 pounds...my boss told me I was destroying my metabolism and I think he was right.

Donkey on 09/28/2019:
^^ So many good things in what Maria wrote above. I was blown away by "... even if it means not being the exact weight and size we want to be." BOOM!

That and "persistence is key". Spot on. She's so wise.

BearCountryGG on 09/28/2019:
Yes....she is exactly right.....what we want and what we get are all too often different....

bearcountrygg - Thursday Sep 26, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Been out running so many errands lately preparing for winter...and I look forward to staying home today........I have no idea why the dining room table becomes the place where everything seems to land....but it does...It's happened in every house/apt we have ever lived in...maybe because it is a large flat surface just asking for clutter........but today......everything will be put where it belongs and the table will be cleared...I think I will just continue with that and give the kitchen and dining room a good cleaning and reorganizing.....this place is only a fraction of the size of our last house and I admit that I have never fully embraced it's "compact" size......also...adjusting to cooking in smaller quantities....something i never fully got a grasp on.......cooking for 8 was a joy for me......3 times a day.....even though there has only been 2 of us for a very long time....I still tend to cook in quantity...as well as shop in quantity....apparently I don't adjust very well....habits are so hard for me to break........

For the last few days I have been craving spicy sandwiches...( salami and hoseradish sauce)......and that is what I had for breakfast today plus 2 tiny cookies and coffee with zero caramel.....that should hold me for many hours.,..it always does....I ill admit...it opens my sinuses...maybe that is why I've been craving it....horseradish sauce is amazing.


Donkey on 09/26/2019:
Reduction in food prep is exactly what I've been trying to get my husband to do. He's getting better at it, but it really is an adjustment.

I love horseradish!!

BearCountryGG on 09/26/2019:
Horseradish...over the counter sinus meds...LOL

innerpeace on 09/26/2019:
Summer is hanging on here, I want it to leave so the snow and cold can come and get started so it can leave again. I just feel when the snow starts later, it never freaking ends and we have snow at the beginning of May like last year. I will never get used to this north thing. We have a breakfast bar that collects all the mail and crap we bring in, it gets a good cleaning at least once a week. I can't stand clutter.

BearCountryGG on 09/26/2019:
the midwest seems to be half nice and half ice......it's cooler here right now...in the 60's.....but we are a lot further north.....although the rain reminds me of spring.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/26/2019:
cooking is quantity and shopping in quantity is nice for the leftovers ;) but i get you!

on a similar note to shopping in quantity and i used to do it much more - when i like something - clothes / shoes - i tend to buy more than one of it for fear i'll never find it again LOL - at times it's proven to be wasteful shopping to always buy more than one (similar shirts, jeans, cardigans, etc)...i have always done this.

BearCountryGG on 09/26/2019:
Oh I definately do that with clothes...I have multiples in tops that I like...but in different colors...pants that i like....i have no problem buying them in black in multiples.

bearcountrygg - Wednesday Sep 25, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Slept through the night and never even woke up once.........less napping for me...and better sleeping at night....staying up until I can't stay awake anymore....lesson learned.......

I need to make better food choices....I feel like the weight has probably stalled so it's time for a shake up.......I've been wearing this size clothing for quite a while now.....so it's time to kick things into gear again....it is so easy to get into a rut.....today....I need to get serious again.......I am noticing that while I'm making a lot better choices with the walmart pickup foods....I still turn around and make worse choices when i go into a store.........I really just need to stay out of stores...things jump into my cart when i let my guard down.  Also...shopping for food on Boxed just adds to the unproductive foods and in large quantities no less................unfortunately D's favorite chicken wings seem to not be available for pick up yet are in walmart........so obviously walmart pickup does not include all foods in the store.......I need to work out   plan to deal with this....going inside is like a mine field for me........impulse shopping is dangerous. 

Coffee so far.......and not yet hungry.

grannyannie on 09/25/2019:
Nice to get a good nights sleep, isn't it? I get up at least once a night to p. As for shopping, that's the time to be tough! If it's not in the house, you can eat/drink it.

BearCountryGG on 09/26/2019:
Very true...I will NEVER drive to get a ceaving...but if it is in the next room...game on for sure!!!

Donkey on 09/25/2019:
My singular goal today is to get to bed early. I'm envious of your sleep :-)

BearCountryGG on 09/26/2019:
I'm working on doing what it takes to sleep better...and it's paying off....

legcramps on 09/25/2019:
Well done on your sleep!

BearCountryGG on 09/26/2019:
Thanks....working on it!

bearcountrygg - Tuesday Sep 24, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Saw a lot of wild turkeys yesterday...actually 4 groups of them, and D said he saw some when he was out too.

Caught a beautiful sunrise a couple of days ago and I swear I could almost see heaven.....

and I silently said "GOOD MORNING" to Mom, Dad and my brother Terry.

I had an unconventional breakfast today....coffee with zero cal caramel, and a sandwich of lunchmeat, lettuce and cheese.

Taking a day of rest to let a sore hip settle down.....pushed it a lttle harder than I should have I guess lately.....just a bursitis flare.....so rest is the cure!!  I can do that...it's easy...LOL



legcramps on 09/24/2019:
Very cool pictures!

BearCountryGG on 09/24/2019:
Thanks...there are plenty of opportunities around here.

grannyannie on 09/24/2019:
Great shots!

BearCountryGG on 09/24/2019:
It's nice to have the phone ready when needed...LOL

grannyannie on 09/24/2019:
I always have my phone on me and it takes very good pics.

Donkey on 09/25/2019:
LOVE your pictures!

bearcountrygg - Monday Sep 23, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Ran errans all morning........skipped breakfast and can't believe what time it is already....the day just flew by.

Today so far I've had 2 salads and, 1 sandwich and a cup ofd coffee.

Rain all day but quite breezy and chilly.


grannyannie on 09/24/2019:
Hope you had a good day.

BearCountryGG on 09/24/2019:
It was a good productive one.

Donkey on 09/24/2019:
Feels good to get a lot done! Good job!

BearCountryGG on 09/24/2019:
Yes...now a day of rest!!

bearcountrygg - Sunday Sep 22, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

It's a rainy last day of summer here today.......almost 9 and I'm still not hungry...had a cup of coffee with zero cal caramel......but no hunger equals no eating...and nothing sounds good so there is that.  Just doing little odds and ends around here today....oddly...I woke up having a dream that was the actual continuation of a dream I had several months ago....the first dream a while back was about some guy ( salesman?) coming to the house to give us an estimate for an addition and he also mentioned that he did tattoos....I told him NO TATTOOS......just house addition......well...in last nights dream...he showed up with another guy to do what I thought was working on the addition...but instead he gave me  a shot in the arm????? and he showed me the tattoo I was going to get...I told them NO TATTOOS.......they sat there smiling...and surprised that I was not getting the tattoo...well...believe me when i say that I was very happy to wake up and get the heck out of that dream! 


grannyannie on 09/22/2019:
Strange! I have no tattoos and no desire for any. Wouldn't mind getting a conservatory though. :D

BearCountryGG on 09/22/2019:
I know...and I remember both dreams in detail.....so weird.....LOL....I'm wondering if this came up again because we have actually been looking at some very large acreage parcels around here....we never thought we would tackle a move again unless it was bcause we needed to be taken care of...and in that case we would move back down state again near our oldest son.....but we have been getting a bit irritated with all of the racin motorcycles and quad runners up and down our road...and the wifi has been undependable.....and well...we may very well stay here...we are also considering a place further back from the road...so that may explain the construction part ( we had a construction business and D was a carpenter but too old to deal with that anymore and 4 yrs ago when we added onto this place we had a very hard time finding anyone to do the work up here...electricians and plumbers are rare here too......so that might explain the guys arriving to do the construction and really wanting to do a tattoo...LOL...the mind..( mine at least) works in mysterious ways...LOL

Donkey on 09/22/2019:
It is rainy here today as well. Supposed to rain all day, although it is not currently raining. Everything is wet; the tree line in the backyard is saturated.

Your dream made me smile. Both are quite painful to go through!

I understand what you are saying though. Where my folks used to live, in the middle of Wisconsin, was quite secluded up until the last 5 years (?) they were there? I drove up there, and I saw they had plans for a subdivision - disgusting!

BearCountryGG on 09/22/2019:
What used to be peaceful just isn't anymore. There just seem to be more people acting like they have no respect for others around here anyway......they just come up here...throw their trash everywhere, rip up the roads and then disappear. Subdivisions were popping up all over where we used to live....so far...not here but there is several acres behind us that anything could happen with..here it is often oil wells that appear...and actually that could happen on our 4 acres because we don't have the mineral rights currently ( looks like it might be 4 more years before we can get them)...when we bought and built this place 14 or 15 years ago...it was just going to be a hunting camp...with a simple 800 square foot house on it....eventually we bought the 2 acres next door to add to it that had a small pole building on it....and that actually has an access for oil rigs...so if the current mineral rights owner wants to,....he could actually allow them to put a well here...we decided to add on to the house and the barn....and here we are 4 years later....wondwring if we dare to start the whole process over again in a new location.

grannyannie on 09/22/2019:
I have lots of weird dreams as well!!

We will not move unless we need to be taken care of in a nursing home! Our location is ideal. Peaceful, pretty, no crime, yet not that far into the city or airport (1 1/2 hrs). Behind us is Forestry Dept owned forest, in front is a sea loch.

BearCountryGG on 09/22/2019:
Sounds beautiful where you are...it also describes a lot of whahere we live.....but we are a resort town ( because of the Ausable river)...and the people come....and act like fools while they are here...and it ruins it for those of us that live here......I suspect that if we didn't have that river that for months on end has events, river rafting, canoeing etc....it would be so much more peaceful.

bearcountrygg - Saturday Sep 21, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Got up this morning ready to kick into working harder mode.  Getting up at 4 is kind of irritating but laying around in bed doesn't lead to falling back to sleep most days...so i've decided just to go with it and be more productive.  It will hit me in a couple of hours....but i've decided not to give into it today and push on........I create new habits so fast.......hopefully I can break those habits as quickly. 

Chilly here...and the trees are turning...lots of reds this year.....not anywhere near the peak of color but definately fall.  The days are a lot shorter.  I'm determined to make this next year super productive.....so I'm tweaking routines...and what I eat........I want more...more weight loss and more organization..........it seems like I have just been treading water with the weight............i need to move some clothes along to the donate bag.......so...doubling down and getting this done once and for all.  I will say I'm feeling great...so....on with this!

Sleepy already at 7.....not giving into it....started laundry.......breaking this bad habit today..waking up too early will not ever stop if i continue with the napping.......keeping busy so it will pass.

Funny food cravings here today...cinnamon raisin bread toasted, butter, peanut butter, nectarine and banana, coffee

grannyannie on 09/21/2019:
Great attitude! Have a very productive day!

BearCountryGG on 09/21/2019:
So far so good.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/21/2019:
i agree, easy to make a new poor habit, easy then breaking it! ;)

have a productive day!!!

BearCountryGG on 09/21/2019:
Fought the urge to go back to bed and it passed!!

Donkey on 09/21/2019:
I'm rather envious that you can wake up naturally at 4am. I always seem to have such difficulty getting my body out of bed, even if I'm awake. I often lie there for extended periods of time, in half-sleep, trying to evaluate whether I should get up or not.

My husband, as he's retired now, gets up early, but usually takes a nap around 1pm. Could this work for you?

The leaves have *just* started to turn colors here. Many of the trees are still green. This in spite of the "summer" weather we've had here for the past 2 weeks.

BearCountryGG on 09/21/2019:
Retirement does make it easy to nap when ever.....but I was always an early riser....probably because we always had to get up at 4:30 when we worked.....I had hoped with retirement that would stop....but nope...we are still early risers.

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