bearcountrygg - Wednesday Nov 27, 2019
Poured all night and flooding in areas here.......just cold and wet.
I had picked up a jello pumpkin pie dessert thing.....and D discovered today that while the box shows pumpkin pie.......they are pretty tricky...there is no pumpkin associated with this dessert at all...none in box...and none to be added by me..........pretty sneaky......I thought I was getting something quick and easy to put together.....jokes on us...that is what I get for buying something prepackaged....BUT.....we have gotten our fair share of jokes all day about it...so it at least created some laughter around here.
SEE HOW THEY DID THAT????? PUMPKIN STYLE PIE DESSERT!!!
bearcountrygg - Tuesday Nov 26, 2019
Beautiful but crisp day here........spent the morning so far placing orders for D........and started some laundry......but little else.
Breakfast was a homemade breakfast sandwich and coffee
Not sure what to make for lunch....day is getting away from me.....likely chicken and a couple of sides.
sleeping great......feeling great.......allergy eyes.....other than that...all is good.
I don't think the Ww plan is doing anything for me about taking any weight off..........maybe back to calorie counting.....I see that Ww is at 1,500 cals a day.....that has always been something that made me maintain....lifelong.......back to the old very low cal days.....metabolism can sure get messed up with extreme dieting....and now that I am close enough to maintaining....it kicks in worse than ever.....and it may just be where I stay...and that would be okay too.
The holidays are apparently when most people put on 5 to 10 pounds and that is understandable........well....i do not want to do that......
Lots of grumbling online about theWw changes as usual...people for the most part do not like changes that they do not initiate themselves. I can see myself deleting all of the Ww facebook groups I'm in now......and possibly not continuing with Ww at all....If I'm just going to count calories...I really don't need them or the $20 a month they charge.....it's quicker and easier for me to just keep a notebook and record it myself.......I also deleted the TOPS emails...they got annoying.......I guess the bottom line is that I have read so much about dieting over the years...that I've basically read it, heard it, tried it, and lived it for so long that it's just the same thing over and over again.......and all diets work if you work them.........no magic, no quick fix, no easy way around it....just live it and IT will happen...but why are the last few such hangers on????? Probably natures way of waying...."what if you don't get that buffalo???? What if the bears eat all of the berries??? You need a little meat on your bones to tide you over until the next mountain goat comes along.......Mother nature is a pain in the butt!!!!
bearcountrygg - Monday Nov 25, 2019
Looks like a rain/snow mix today........so will be staying inside most likely. My plans include a total cleaning redo of the den/TV/office room........Enough to keep me busy all day. Will try to get done early enough to head down to the exercise room.
Breakfast = coffee...so far
Had a spinach wrap with ham, cheese and dressing for breakfast...threw on some comfy clothes and ready to tear this room apart...
bearcountrygg - Sunday Nov 24, 2019
Quiet morning here...neighborhood cat just passed the window...out looking for his mousies.....you could set a clock by this little guy. He's looking chubby today...apparently he is finding plenty...good for him...I hope he keeps that up. I'm often tempted to feed him...but I really don't want him to stop the mousing.....and he won't let anyone within 30 feet of him...so there is that too....he is apparently already living his best life.
Sun is out and I'm hoping it will melt the ice on the driveway.
I'm feeling great and so much more aware of what I'm eating and buying now.......yet lettuce keeps making the news......today...romaine...and the added warning to scrub out your refigerator if you have any when you discard the lettuce......a couple of days ago.....boxed salads from aldi with meat in the pkg was causing kidney failure and 2 deaths.,...it all makes me wonder what is safe to eat.......my last trip to the grocery store included the deli gal with a full on...LOUD...dramatic sneeze and she never missed a beat dealing with the food in her hands......basically deli food is already prepared with no heating required....a lot of people just ate what she sneezed on and have no idea.....YUCK!!!!!
Makes me once again rethink food that requires cooking to at least reach a temperature of safety. We haven't been sick in so many years with the stomach flu that we can't even remember the last time.....We are not getting flu shots ...I haven't had one in 4 years and D turned his down this year......so we are being hypervigilant.
Anyway....feeling great.....eating carefully...and staying active....love the home gym we have created...nothing fancy or difficult...just things that challenge us a little and keep us moving...d has been tracking his steps and regularly walks between 5,000 and 10,000 a day......so he is mainly doing that....i like the equiptment better......so it's all working out.
bearcountrygg - Wednesday Nov 20, 2019
Got up really early this morning and decided to do the WW purple plan...loads of zero point foods that right now appeal to me....so I got started on a big pot of zero vegetable soup with black beans and garbanzo beans.........and a big pot of oatmeal with cinnamon and nutmeg that is also zero......added some zero crystal light to my water and had a cup of coffee..........This is a good way of using up some of our stored pantry foods and make some quick meals at the same time...I've never precooked oatmeal before but apparently a lot of people are doing it so i think that will be super fast and easy and only 1 pan to clean up........so.......kind of excited for the zero meals and how quick they will be to stick in the microwave and since fish, chicken, turkey, fat free greek yogurt , eggs and whole grain pastas and brown rice and fruit are also zero...I think this just may be an easy way to do this.......will see how the next few days go.....at least I'm using up some cans that have been sitting around here for awhile.
D had an early dentist appointment this morning and he left...and came right back in a few minutes......he was still wearing his slippers...LOL......this last week he left without his phone and one day another essential...so....looks like we need to start making ourselves lists....LOL...old age stinks!!!
Vegetable soup for lunch...it is really thick...more like a vegetable stew.....and will keep me full for a long time......I think I can do this.
bearcountrygg - Monday Nov 18, 2019
Woke up to the news this morning of another death in my family. My sweet Aunt Wanda passed overnight......she was in her 90's.....the one thing about being in our 70's is that our families are passing very quickly now. D and I both had many aunts and uncles (39 total) and cousins in the hundreds......and we are all old and at risk. I must say that it is sobering and a huge reminder to live the best life we can. Today I will do some thngs I have been putting off for some time. I will get a little more serious about some things that I tend to delay.......and today I will eat for health and find my enjoyment in places other than the kitchen...........
coffee and yogurt
2 dole fruit cups
bearcountrygg - Friday Nov 15, 2019
Just working the green ww program.......all is going well.......first day of deer hunting season around here and the woods are full....and when i say full...I mean full. I have some things to take to the mailbox....but I'm scared...LOL........
Just started the amazon prime deal............and I think we are over shopping...lol....just things that we have been thinking about for awhile but still...I swear it encourages us to shop more often...we used to wait until we had enough in the cart to get free shipping......now we just place orders.......I will say that I do love the 2 day shipping and the prime movies....I am loving movies this way...3 in the last 2 days. No advertisements make me just enjoy them so much more.......turn out the lights and have a seat....just like going to a theatre. I do believe that this had upped my happiness level...of course anything that allows me to sit in my lazy boy always makes me happy...but anyway.........
Lots of laundry to wash.......and D headed out in his hunting clothes as usual for the first day...I never really did worry about that for years.......now....at 71...I worry....but as he always has said.....if something does happen...at least he would die happy.......well...when he was young it didn't seem likely...now....it's scary. I had planned some heavy cleaning today...now I find myself rooted near a window...waiting for him to get home again. If it's not one thing it's another....... or as Wynona Judd used to sing....."If it's not one thing it's your Mother"..........take mother out and add husband there.
bearcountrygg - Thursday Nov 14, 2019
Liked yesterday using the green plan so will stay green for today.
bagel = 6
butter = 5
baby bel light cheese
2 nature valley sweet and salty bars, peanut = 12
chicken with black olives and red peppers = 3
hash browns = 6
banana = 0
Got hungry in the evening so had
chocolate muscle milk for 3
popcorn = 5
Total points for day = 41
total cals for day = 1,516
bearcountrygg - Wednesday Nov 13, 2019
Lots of snow and icy roads......and I'm nesting for the winter.....okay by me...I'm a homebody anyway and this time of year makes it so easy to accomplish the things than the nicer weather does.
WW rolled out it's new program for the year or so...on Monday...and everyone seems to LOVE IT!!! I've spent the last 2 days pouring over it and I think it's a winner too.
Basically we now have choices like never before..3 plans that we can use and switch up at will........and this suits me very well.....it keeps boredom from setting in which is one of my main issues.
The Green Plan = 100+ zero point foods which basically contain fruit and non starchy vegetables
The Blue Plan = 200+ zero point foods which contain fruits, vegetables including some starchy but not potatoes, chicken, turkey, fish,0% fat plain greek yogurt, beans and eggs
The Purple Plan = 300+ zero point foods which contain fruit, vegetables including potatoes, beans, eggs, 0%greek yogurt, chicken, turkey, fish, some grains like oatmeal and barley, brown rice, air popped popcorn , vegetable based and whole grain pasta, tempe and tofu.
The green plan gives me 30 daily points and 42 weeklies
The blue plan gives me 23 dailies and 42 weeklies
The purple plan gives me 16 dailies and 42 weeklies
The dailies are determined by WW and are different for everyone based on age, weight, height, activity level etc.
The beauty of the program is that you can choose every day to pick a different program for the day...they prefer that we do one for 2 weeks before switching but that is not mandatory. It does allow daily choices to be determined by what food is available that day.........or a day when you want more points to use because of a special meal or eating out. Days when I'm more snacky than meal driven would make for a good green day...a day when there is a lot of free foods available would make for a good purple day...or a day when I just want to use specific things up and are not overly hungry might be a good blue day...right now...I think the 2 extreme days will probably be the ones I use the most...so ( green or purple)............
Since I am a person that loves to switch things up all of the time ( moving furniture around, cleaning out drawers, not having specific menus etc.)...I think this will keep my interest better than any previous program.
Today I've chosen GREEN
30 dailies plus 42 weeklies
1 cup coffee = 0
Aldis, mixed berry quark = 3
Banana = 0
1/2 baked chicken breast with nutritional yeast and other seasonings = 3
bearcountrygg - Saturday Nov 09, 2019
Back at home and looking at a lot of things to get done here today. Clothes got a bit looser over the last few days and that is typical for me....I just eat more when I'm at home then when I am away.....I'm looking forward to having the new WW programs rolling out tomorrow...I will be switching I'm sure to a plan there that has less zero point foods.......or at least will give it a try. The roads were really bad yesterday and we narrowly avoided 2 accidents...one was a auto hauler fish tailing right in fromt of us.....narrowly missing a bus and since we were just slightly behind it we were able to slow a bit until we could get around it........going 75 miles an hour on the expressway and having that happen just a few feet away was sobering....glad to be home and off the roads....I'm battening down the hatches and planning on getting a lot done in the house this winter.
Started with my cup of black coffee 0 points
Little bit of a change in plans...decided to go pick up some groceries and other supplies because the roads are somewhat passable....who knows when that will happen again now...and D has been wanting nachos and I didn't have the ingredients....so theres that. Had a dougnut and a bar when i got home because I forgot to eat breakfast.
Had nachos for lunch and haven't counted the points yet..........it's going on 5 and I'm still full......still need to count points...
Took a nap and just finally loaded the dish washer.......feeling lazier than I expected today....I ended up getting more groeries than I planned......but the fridge is full now and I don't think I could get another thing in the freezer so I can forget about that for a long time.