bearcountrygg - Sunday Jan 19, 2020
Deep snow here...so I'm not going anywhere and it's a good thing that I don't have cabin fever....so I feel lucky about that......After a couple of days doing battle with pizza...I am craving very simple foods like fruit and veg. It always seems to work that way for me...it could have gone terribly wrong and started a upward slide with the scale......but it didn't. I'm happy to know that a couple of days of some potentially dangerous eating could end like this...and it gives me hope that I can do that occassionally in the future and not ever have things really get out of hand in a big way.
Relying on how clothes fit has been a big help over the last coule of years...........while I have occassionally looked at the scale to make sure I was heading in the right direction....the clothes don't lie and it's easy to come to conclusions with that.......My shirts are requiring sleeves to be rolled up even more than before...I like big shirts...but these are almost too big now. Baggy pants are a big gripe of mine...never could stand baggy pants and I have several pair that have to go soon...they are just getting on my nerves.......so time to go through my clothes again........There will still be enough in my closet so not going through and trying on older clothes just yet but I can see that I will be wearing clothes soon that I haven't fit into for many years......
I just want some simple, easy meals today.....and a fritatta or omelette will be for breakfast in awhile...with lots of veggies......funny how pizza affects me now....if I see it...I want it...and then i want to get back to the healthier stuff after that......and boy does pizza make me want to drink water...just good to know I can splurge on that stuff and get back on track.
Breakfast coffee, sf syrup a 2 egg omelette with 5 mini peppers and salsa = 4 points and 162 calories
Yup...dressing was an adventure this morning.......my clothes are too big and I'm done wearing clothes that don't fit....so I guess I will spend my day digging some old ones out. The power and wifi keep going off and on..yet technically it's a snowy but beautiful calm morning.......as I write this...the wifi just cut out again so I don't dare try to send it right now.......Our power company sent a letter that they will be working on lines monday and tuesday.......but this is sunday...weird.......so shut offs for the next couple of days........it's winter...I wonder if they consider hours without furnaces....UGH.......a year or so ago we watched a program about people in alaska who spent a large part of the year in cabins and hunted for food and were totally isolated and were dropped off by planes......sometimes I feel like we are in alaska here...LOL......overly dramatic...but yet...it can be so isolating sometimes...........but I love it most of the time.....and the rest of the time I'm a bit uncomfortable with it.......power is undependable today.....better sign off.
bearcountrygg - Saturday Jan 18, 2020
Bigger snow coming and we plan to finish the kitchen Island this morning.....feeling great...slept like a log and no headaches for days......we will be at home today and staying off the roads.
Yesterdays pizza trial was a learning experience......my favorite pizza controls me...I ate half yesterday...and wanted more...deflected that with eating something else...and stayed full all night. so it worked out......got up this morning and the other half of that pizza was controlling my mind...decided to just eat it for breakfast...so put it on a plate...nuked it for a couple of minutes and took the pic........pizza is gone now......I had taken a pic this morning and was so afraid that I would post yesterdays pic accidentally that I decided to delete yesterdays from my phone.......and then right ahead and deleted todays and I can't get it back...so I'm posting yesterdays again because they are exactly the same portions........apparently I'm in a pizza coma...........I'm kind of shocked at how certain foods can control me...and then again...I'm not. So here is yesterdays pizza that looked exacly like this mornings pizza...LOL
pizza = 14 points and 480 cals and coffee with sf syrup = 0 points and 2 cals.
And here is a pic of my coffee cup to keep this legit!
Now I am going to go research the possibility of retrieving things from the iphone trash....UGH! Apparently there is a way to retrieve photos deleted within the last 30 days....but that option isn't showing up on my phones list.....I will be so much more careful in the future...at least moving them to the computer first.....live and learn.
cod, corn casserole, bagel, spray butter , banana and blueberry tea = 16 points and 629 cals
1,181 cals so far
Got the kitchen island put together but 3 pieces of it are damaged.....Using it anyway for now while we wait for the replacement pieces are sent. Spent the morning on that.
Dinner was 0% plain greek yogurt with sf syrup and a cup of coffee. = 2 points and 122 cals...
Staying up late to watch some videos and ended up eating again....
37 points and 1,105 cals of brats and pizza
Today s cals = 2,348........obviously a food fit and pizza made it possible.....I really need to keep that out of the house...although if today is anything like in the past....a huge food day like this could very well end with a loss on the scales...because I have been eating so many low cal days in a row.........
bearcountrygg - Friday Jan 17, 2020
Well there is snow everywhere...and the roads are bad...d said he may just go shopping later today and that would be fine with me. We are about halfway done putting the kitchen island together and I love it...it's exactly what we needed...no more complaints about the small kitchen.....today...i'm getting things together to put in it...when it's done. Ordered some plactic bins for D's snacks...I don't really want to be tempted by his and I have enough of my own to use up....this way I can also repack his bins with what he needs as they empty out ( I do keep up with his blood sugar levels because he is diabetic yet he needs some carbs to keep his energy up...so it's a balance...and I put his snacks in his cupboard accordingly...when his glucose is high I take some specific things out...when he is level i add some back...( keeps him happy and healthy and doesn't make him feel like he is missing out on anything).......
Breakfast = 2 slices of 35 cal potato bread, spray butter, the last of the turkey pepperoni, 1 serving of Pioneer Woman roasted vegetable egg bits, and coffee with sf syrup = 9 points and 302 calories
Well...I ended up braving the snow ans went grocery shopping so D didn't have to...and rds were nasty but it worked out okay. Loaded up on things for the freezer that will last us quite awhile...........so I missed lunch....and when we finally did get around to eating it was 2 1/2 hours later than usual...and I was starving......so I had 1/2 of a thin chicken alfredo pizza...and I was still hungry,,,and I considered stopping the food pics because this was just plain embarassing....I wanted more of that pizza...but decided on something else to fill me up...which was 2 of the once frozen ham and cheese sandwiches...and then I see D with a candy bar...and I had to have one of those too......well.......that was a lot of food and I'm positive that I will pay for it later...but I'm not hungry anymore...so there is that........and here are the pics.......1/2 of a thin crust chicken alfredo pizza, 2 Launch Box ham and cheese sandwiches and a candy bar = 30 points and 920 cals.
Sorry the pic is sideways and my finger is on the lens.....LOL
I seriously considered stopping the pics....but decided that would be self defeating...so here ya go.
It actually all worked out just fine...and am no where near hungry and will end the days eating with that double lunch/dinner with 1, 222 cals and it's the perfect number for me.
bearcountrygg - Thursday Jan 16, 2020
Got up after 6 this morning........no more naps for me.....night time is my maijor sleeping time now and I love it.
Im have been grousing about my little kitchen here for 5 years....the other day I went online and ordered a rolling kitchen island and it arrived yesterday...i don't believe I will ever complain about this kitchen again.....we needed this..........
I wish the roads would get cleared here......right now it's frozen lumpy slush....and we need some specific groceries........hmmmmmm
coffee with sf syrup so far.......0 points and 2 cals
Well....more snow...so definatly not going to the store....then sinfo.....son called needing some info........and I'm staying home.
Breakfast was unicorn cereal, unsweetened almond milk, and Naked coconut water = 16 points and 338 cals
Lunch was cod, mac and cheese and peas and carrots= 9 points and 353 cals
Dinner was a steamfresh superfoods medley of kale, sweet potato, garbanzo beans and rice and a Built Bar = 12 points and 430 cals
Total cals for the day = 1,121...and no plans to eat anymore tonight....
bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jan 15, 2020
Got up feeling good and full of energy. I think I have broken the nap in bed every afternoon problem, Over the last 2 weeks I've resorted to that once but not since....for days I kept falling asleep in a chair as soon as I sat down...but over the last couple of days there is none of that. I'm going to bed earlier...usually between 9 and 10 ( always read or do sudoko or similar)....and then fall asleep....usually get up a couple of times a night for bathroom breaks and fall asleep again as soon as my head hits the pillow. Got up this morning at 6...which is a bit late for me...and I love it....I am now getting 7 to 8 hours at night, in bed of solid sleep.......sleep training works for me...and it took 2 weeks. Just noticed that I haven't had a headache for at least a week......and that is amazing for me. I'm also wanting to keep busy...not wanting to sit down for more than 10 minutes or so and then I get antsy to move around. Things are getting done without the timer because I want to. I will say that I wanted a snack so bad last night...but I resisited because I didn't want to revisit that habit and I didn't want to post it here........THANKS LADIES...YOU KEPT ME FROM SNACKING!!!!!
Breakfast was 2 scrambled eggs with tomatoes and peppers, 2 slices of sprouted bread toasted with spray butter and and 1 cup coffee with sf syrup. = 8 points and 309 cals
Lunch was a bit much....leftovers that I still have problems throwing out...so I'm making room in my pooints for them.......probably a bad habit that I will never be able to break. With just the 2 of us here and him being quite picky...and me being a human garbage can...well....it just is.
Lunch was beef stroganoff with meatballs, 2 mini peppers, a large can of V-8 and a vanilla Built Bar = 881 cals and 27 points ( good thing my points rolled over to a new week today).......but...I am full and will probably stay that way for many hours.
That last meal stuck with me so not eating dinner tonight.....so my total cals for the day are 1,160
bearcountrygg - Tuesday Jan 14, 2020
D had to take his best hound dog to the vet last night....and we got bad news...x-rays show cancer of the jaw............will be dosing him with antibiotics and pain killers for the next 2 weeks and then make a decision.....sad times here.
Coffee so far, = 0 points and 2 cals
Continuing with housework today....mnoving furniture around makes me feel like I am in control when I'm really not........it's a calming thing for me....I see lots of cleaning and moving and reorganizing in my day today..........continuing with using up what is here......at least now when we open the freezer...things don't fall out on the floor...and that's a good thing. Finding forgotten things in there and that's a good thing too......
Had a BIG breakfast but oh well......it is what it is...counted it and moving on....
Breakfast = 2 slices sprouted bread toasted, spray butter, peanut butter, 2 cuties a cup of cracklin oat bran ( finished off that box) and unsweetened almond milk = 759 calories and 26 points.....apparently I threw a food fit...but still in points and cals....
I can see the stress eating in that....had more than a serving of high point cereal to empty box......1 cup of almond milk was too much for that...poured it in anyway.....old habits die hard. Recognizing it is something though.
Lunch was the last whole wheat hot dog bun with a starkist tuna salad pouch, potato chips and freeze dried corn packet = 15 points and 517 cals
Dinner...wasn't hungry but needed to get some veggies in and the tomatoes are getting kind of old so had a few of those, 2 mini peppers, and orange and 2 small meatballs = 4 points and 237 cals
Total for the day is 1,513
No more eating for the day...just water.
bearcountrygg - Monday Jan 13, 2020
Not sure what we are doing today.......
Breakfast for me was 2 slices of Alpine valley honey sprout bread, spray butter, 1 serving Hormel turkey pepperoni and 1 wedge Laughing cow lite swiss = 7 points and 227 cals.
Super busy morning...phone rang continually....but happy to talk to both sons so that was fine.......getting a bunch of bedding and laundry done....things piling up to take to the homeless shelter ( they like donated bedding).......so feeling like I'm accomplishing things between calls.........fast lunch....would not buy the frozen sandwiches again but had to try them...still more in the freezer though. Ice cream had frost on top so time to use it up.......
Lunch 2 frozen ready made tiny ham and cheese sandwiches and a carton of breyers = 20 points and 570 cals............
Denny ate early because a dog had to go to the vet....so I ate later and apparently I ate on a kids plate.......LOL....That sure has been around for a long time but it was handy.
Got a lot of odds and ends done today...bed stripped and everything got washed including all pillows including decorative ones, bedspread and blanket and sheets...plus 99% of the regular laundry...slast dryer load just stopped........it was a productive day.
Dinner was 3 potions of baked chicken wings ( 1 1/2).....corn and steak fries = 14 points and 489 cals
Cals for the day = 1,286....and very happy with that.
bearcountrygg - Sunday Jan 12, 2020
Well.....I guess yesterday wasn't a total loss food wise...because it reminded me how I feel when I eat too many carbs and not enough veggies.........I just feel fatter today......and I don't like that.....veggies make me feel more comfortable........besides...hopefully I got that craving over with.
Starting with coffee with sf syrup = 0 pts and 2 cals
Weather is not pleasant so will be inside......I have struggled with a small kitchen and really disliked it for the last 5 years........so yesterday we turned the table around, moved some other furniture and i ordered a kitchen island yesterday that I think will finally make me a little happier about the storage...hopefully I will quit complaining about lack of kitchen storage. I'm even boring myself...and I know D will be happy to not listen to that anymore.
Thinking about it now I suspect that was what was behind my carb fest yesterday........
Breakfast was an apple and a breakfast sandwich made with Brownberry Oven whole wheat sandwich thin, spray butter, 1 egg, 1 serving Hormel turkey pepperoni and 1 slice Kraft american cheese = 10 points and 448 cals
Breakfast turned out perfect numbers wise and was very filling, and with three proteins in the sandwich hopefully it will stick with me until lunch...I wish every days turned out like this.
Lunch was 4 thin slices of beef deli meat, 4 steak fries, corn and brussel sprouts/olive oil , an orange and a peanut butter Built bar = 13 points and 576 cals.
Evening snack...not hungry enough for a meal = V8 vegetable juice and harvest snaps green pea crisps mini pkg = 5 points and 160 cals.
1,184 cals for the day
bearcountrygg - Saturday Jan 11, 2020
Ice storm going on here...everything is a skating rink.
Wen to the freezer looking for something for my breakfast.......( feels good finally cleaning that out)....found a couple of ziplock bags with pancakes.........warmed all of them...but not everyone in the picture was edible.......tossed what wasn't......so did have 5 and tossed 2 in the trash.
5 pancakes, less than 1/4th cup Mrs Buttersworth lite, spray butter, coffee and sf coffee syrup = 14 points and 440 cals
Need to incorporate more fruit and veggies today....lately meals have been carb heavy and I'm actually getting tired of those.
First snack of the year.......and I'm happy that I was able to put it off this long....proves to me that I don't have to just eat on a whim....that it's okay to ignore the desire to snack....but this morning a snack was needed...so i went with it.
1 mini bag of pop corner kettle chips and 2 mini kind bars = 11 points and 320 cals
Lunch was a pork chop, roasted brussel sprouts including olive oil , mixed vegetables and an orange = 5 points and 310 cals
Well so much for the fruit and veg for the rest of the day...i was STARVING!!!!!! Fruit and veg was not going to satisfy that........so I ate what I was craving.....
Dinner = unicorn cereal, unsweetened almond breeze, a caramel built bar and a cup of tea = 14 points and 362 cals
Calories for the day was 1,432
bearcountrygg - Friday Jan 10, 2020
Freezing rain here for the entire weekend and a sheet of ice already...so we will be stuck at home. Plenty to do here so that isn't a bad thing............
Breakfast was coffee, sf syrup Special K Nourish cereal cup with almonds and cranberries, 2 sprouted bread toast, spray butter, apple = 11 points and 407 cals........I wish all meals would work out this well number wise.
Lunch was easy...I accidentally ruined the seal on a Microwavable mac and cheese so I went ahead and made that......so lunch was a Hamburger Helper microwave cheeseburger macaroni cup with added mixed vegetables and a Well Yes butternut squash and sweet potato sipping soup...= 14 points and 397 cals.
Dinner was leftover goulash and 2 biscuits with 1 slice of Kraft singles, some roast beef deli meat and mustard....30 points and 971 cals
Total cals for the day was 1,775....more cals than I'm comfortable with but then again i do like to keep shaking it up...........no scales, and shooting for fitting into a favorite pair of jeans.........looking forward to that day!!