bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jan 29, 2020
Very congested this morning...and while we were watching the news Sampson climbed up into my lap as usual....for his head bumps...petting and ( he still wants his foot in my mouth so there is that struggle)......and my congestion got worse and my eyes got itchy....and while I have known for at least 30 years that I am allergic to cats..........they were usually shorter haired.....and since we got him last april...this is his first full winter here...and I'm reacting.....not to mention that we are not opening windows and i'm staying in the house and not doing much going out into public....so i need to get some fresh air in here, get outside more ( not public...but in the yard/deck).....and just get used to it......lung issues have been with me since childhood.......and if it comes to breathing or Sampson...I pick Sampson....and will just have to adjust my lifestyle around that...so......there is that....I have been on the steroid route years ago...stopped that back in 2002........so I will just get on with doing what I can do to adjust....so i'm tweeking my new schedule to make it all work better ( maybe this is why I have been spending so much time sitting down...)...it was the easy way out........but no more...there are better things to do that don't include meds and sitting dowm most of the day......( I need to be like a tree and bend because if they don't bend they break)....my old mantra and the way I have lived my life...so now it's time to bend again...and so be it.
Also......I got this yesterday and thought that it was excellent info..............
Okay...what I see happening is that I will need to sit down inbetween tasks for now......soat least for today....I will do something, or eat something and post it...( taht will be my catch my breath break....and so be it.
This morning so far......Told D that Wednesdays will be our laundry day.....he is fine with that......so I'm washing up anything that is in the laundry room today...second load in the washer now.
Breakfast was 1 cup coffee with sf syrup, 1 C unicorn cereal and 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk = 130 cals and 5 points
Bath and dressed
Took trash to garage and moved can to door for D to take to road
Emptied out cabinet under kitchen sink and cleaned and sorted, moved some things to laundry room
Bill for D to take to mailbox
Ordered D some more beef jerky from amazon
Made the bed
Moved some groceries from food pantry to kit island....( working on clearing out that food storage closet in bd rm....it's going to take a long time but seeing progress.)
Emptied dish washer
Laundry still going...but on the last load
Made lunch ( our main meal)
Lunch ....I made D a meal and I had leftover chili.......we both ate too much but it should stick with us for a long time....my lunch was leftover chili, a toasted bagel, spray butter,jif crunchy and propel in my water = 948 cals
Days points so far = 33 and cals for the day = 948
Loaded dishwasher and ran
Wrapped up all laundry and put away
did some paperwork
No more eating for the day....still full from the big lunch.
bearcountrygg - Tuesday Jan 28, 2020
The wheezing and congestion continue.....after yesterdays success...I slept like a log....but today woke up wheezy and congested again...so I took it easy today...didn't count food...or take pics........ordered the stuff that helps my congestion but it won't be here until thursday.....big mistake not replacing that a few months ago when I ran out.....but luckily had some Breathe Easy tea,,,which is eucalypus and mint and that was a help......so today was just really getting some laundry done and relaxing.....no matter what...tomorrow will be on track again.......as long as i take a rest day in between...it's fine. I'm tempted to go downstairs and get some cycling in but probably shouldn't......will see.
bearcountrygg - Monday Jan 27, 2020
I got up about 5 this morning and was downstairs riding the exercycle at 6.........this was actually energizing...i spent 6 hours getting so many things done thast I have been putting off and the time flew by.
I had purchased several of the face masks that cover so many skin issues back a few months ago...but never used them...so I spent a half hour trying one of those out.......interesting....I could do that every now and then and enjoy it.
I'm realizing how many hours I have been spending doing things that were really just time fillers but not really accomplishing anything...and I can truly say that today was a lot more rewarding.
Breakfast was coffee, cherries, greek yogurt with Lite syrup
Lunch was a big salad with lettuce, grated cheese, laughing cow cheese, tuna and ranch, a premier protein drink and a toasted bagel with spray butter
Dinner was a cup of chili and a cup of tea
Total cals for the day was 1,311
I'm looking forward to spending tomorrow the same way........
bearcountrygg - Sunday Jan 26, 2020
There is apparently something going on in my subconscious mind about not taking pics....so....I've made up a written schedule for myself for tomorrow...its on the schedule and will probably be posted at the end of the day...all at once....I have been noticing that I am spending too much time online again lately in place of actually doing errands and things that need to be done. It is one of those things that I do instead of doing a task that has to be done.......so will just plan on getting online tomorrow evening and do all online things all at once. I'm lazy like that.....before the computer days...it was reading...instead of doing a task...I sat down with a book.......need to break this habit now........so.....I'm not posting food or pics today...and will start with my new schedule tomorrow and post all online in the evening all at once.
Today I get it together.
Need to get out some clothes in the next size down and try some on.......what I'm wearing now is a bit too baggy for my comfort...unfortunately they are favorites and I am kind of posessive of them...even if they frustrate me...I need to get over that and let them go...because if I keep them...I may just start putting on a few pounds so that they fit...and I DO NOT NEED THAT!
I'm filling out my planner...( kind of got a late start with that...but better now than never)...
I got a couple of plastic bins that fit the kitchen cupboard for D's snacks....and started filling them....will complete that today...he likes it and can easily find things now...no more things falling out of the cupboard and while it works great for him..it also works well for me....because once I designate his foods...I don't touch them. It will also help me see when it's time to get him more.
I've also set up a time in the morning at 6 A.M. for me to get downstairs and get my exercise in. I've never done that before but it seems like a good thing to get out of the way for the day...otherwise I will put it off and not do it...I also plan to have the appropriate clothes for that in the bathroom ready to put on when I get up.
I really should have started this months planner before this,,,but at least it's still January...so not beating myself up over it........It's been a weird month with a sick dog and a few other things so...getting on with it now.
I'll be back tonight to see what everyone else is up to.
bearcountrygg - Saturday Jan 25, 2020
Woke up a smoke detector beeping...it's needs a new battery....so switching out all of them today. Luckily we had enough batteries on hand but the pkg says best if used before 2020....LOL.....Using them anyway!
Used up the last k cup pumpkin latte this morning and it's 5 WW points!!! NO MORE OF THOSE!
Coffee was a pumpkin latte at 5 points and 100 cals
Breakfast was 2 leftover beef and bean burritos = 17 points and 530 cals
We spent the morning replacing the damaged parts of the island...and I'm glad to have that behind us and the boxes out of the house ( well..almost all of the boxes)...one big box was placed near the couch and the side of it flopped over and made a cardboard "tent" which Sampson has moved into....
And we don't have the heart to take it away from him...LOL
AND....I ate meals and forgot to take pics....got pics of the cat though!!!
bearcountrygg - Friday Jan 24, 2020
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).......
bearcountrygg - Thursday Jan 23, 2020
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!!!!
bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jan 22, 2020
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
bearcountrygg - Tuesday Jan 21, 2020
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.
bearcountrygg - Monday Jan 20, 2020
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.