bearcountrygg - Sunday Jan 05, 2020
Well....it's a freezing rain today...so the master bed room clean up will get done unless someone breaks a leg or catches fire or something........no excuses today.
Found out that a childhood friend passed away with lung cancer yesterday........life is fragile.... when she had reported that she hoped to leave the hospital the weekend before Christmas and it didn't happen...I suspected that it was quite bad. One of my most cherished memories of her was her saying that she and another friend had gone to a restaurant and they met 2 guys there.......they both thought the same guy was pretty interesing and cute........so they drew straws to see who was going to show the most interest in him.....SHE said she LOST....and had to talk to the guy neither was interested in...LOL...well....she and the losing guy found out they were well matched and were married for 50 happy years and had a daughter. I would say fate stepped in with that short straw..........
coffee with sf syrup = 0 points and 2 cals, 2 slices of sprouted bread toasted = 4 points and 120 cals, spray butter = 0 points and 0 cals, 1 serving of 6 Pioneer Woman egg bites = 6 points and 170 cals. orange = 0 points and 62 cals
these just came to my FB feed and I thought they were very important to remember right now.
Church services at the amish neighbors this morning...at least 30 horse and buggies just went by......freezing rain must make that a bit difficult......they do have small heaters in the enclosed buggies but the horses will have to stand outside in it. They continue to stream by as i write..........a huge turn out today.
Lunch was a sandwich thin at 4 points and 150 cals, ground beef at 13 points and 418 calories, mustard at 0 points and 9 cals, lettuce with 1 radish and ranch = 5 points and 146 cals, and a can of LaCroix at 0 points and 0 cals
Dinner was an apple 0 points and 94 cals and jif peanut butter at 8 points and 250 cals
Total cals for the day = 1,421
bearcountrygg - Saturday Jan 04, 2020
Up and ready to get on with the day at 4:30......kept falling asleep in front of the computer last night...so decided to just go to bed.....did a couple crossword/word search things and a little reading and fell asleep at 10....I figure I am probably getting close to close to 7 hours a day total...but i would really like it to be in a 7 hour chunk of time without falling asleep when I don't want to.
Breakfast was a bit bigger than necessary but low points......I think it would be nice to have 3...400 -500 calorie meals per day...that would really simplify things.....I haven't had anything other than 2 or 3 meals a day for the last 3 days...no snacking at all...and taking pics really is the reason...I just don't want to put all those snacking pics out there and if that is what it takes...then I'm okay with that...it will help a lot with creating that new habit. There is a lot of repitition in my meals and I feel kind of funny posting pics of the same foods over and over again but that is the way it is....some things just need to be used up...and the bottom line is that I will be repeating foods until they are used up.......posting pics is a way to keep me inline and it's quite a powerful motive for me....I can see that to have less repitition I need to buy smaller quantities of things...then of course there is the stored food.....fun!!!
Breakfast = coffee and sf hazelnut syrup = 0 points and 2 cals, grapes =0 points and 94 cals, banana = 0 points and 121 cals, 1 cup oikos triple vanilla yogurt = 3 points and 138 cals
Today I dump the litter boxes ( I'm sure that will make Sampson happy)...and a through cleaning and reorganizing master bedroom. Dishwasher is already running.
Lunch was in a huge what I consider a serving bowl...definately bigger than it looks in the picture.......3 cups lettuce = 0 points and 24 cals, 2 radishes = 0 points and 1 calorie, 3 cherry tomatoes = 0 points and 5 calories, 8 ounces salmon with everything but the bagel seasoning = 11 points and 461 calories and ranch dressing = 3 points and 90 calories....
Got the litter boxes done, some laundry and dishes but D's phione is still not right so we worked on that again for far too long and he finally took it back to verizon and it's working again but for how long....probably won't get to the bedroomtoday...putting that off untiol tomorrow.
Dinner - 1 beef patty= 8 points and 251 calories, mustard = 0 points and 9 calories, brownberry multigrain sandwich thin = 4 pts and 150 cals, orange 0 points and 87 cals, and a can of st croix 0 points and 0 cals
total cals for the day was 1,438...with 1 ww point leftover. Done eating for the night...haven't had much problem with wanting to snack at all....the food has been filling and I drink a lot of water between meals......no problems so far.
bearcountrygg - Friday Jan 03, 2020
Well...it seems like getting up at 4:30 A.M. is just going to be the way it is.....laying around awake in bed usually isn't productive.......I'm thinking that it is apparently my natural wake up time.....( back to the old days).....I've noticed that i'm falling asleep in a chair for a few minutes in the evening....but haven't actually taken an actual planned nap these 2 days and I'm sleeping better at night.........Wouldn't break my heart if I stopped the quick chair naps too........I'm going to test out noticing what tiem that happens and make sure I'm not sitting down then...and then having an earlier bedtime....I really want my 7 to 8 hours at night...in bed.........I see a new habit being created. Also going to bed earlier is helping with evening snacking..........This could work for the greater good.
Coffee with sf hazelnut syrup to start = 0 points and 2 cals, 6 Pioneer Woman chorizo egg bites = 6 points and 170 cals, 2 slices Alpine Valley sprout bread = 4 points and 120 cals, spray butter = 0 points and 0 cals, 1 med banana = 0points and 105 cals, grapes = 0 points and 101 cals
This morning started a lot better than yesterday....heading for the city to run some errands and then back home to do a through pick up and cleaning of m points and 288 cals, aster bd room.
Lots of errands done and made really good time so was home right after noon....
Lunch was 5 ounces of salmon with everything but the bagel seasoning = 7 points and 293 cals, 5 McCains smiles potatoes = 10 points and 338 cals, 1/2 cup coleslaw = 3 points and 130 cals, LaCroix water = 0 points and 0 cals
1,259 cals for the day so far
Dinner on a little plate...not really hungry but also don't want to get snacky later so I had 1 chicken tender = 1 point and 92 calories and 1 cup of green beans 0 points and 44 cals.
Total calories for the day was 1,395......I actually have ww points left but they can roll over to the next few days.......I'vwe had enough calories today.
bearcountrygg - Thursday Jan 02, 2020
D's phone messed up last night and stopped showing names whien it rang.......spent a LOOOONG time fixing that and finally had to just reset the whole thing.....got up this morning to his frustration once again over other things that happened to it by resetting it.....and while I am almost always a VERY patient person....it's not even 6 A.M. yet and he has already gotten after my last nerve.......what do you do with a man that has all the answers but doesn't know the questions.............????????
After hours last night and an hour this morning...i spewed some not so nice things and carefully laid his phone down and left the room.........he can fix it himself..............UGH.........I do believe I had a resolution to be KIND.....but I am assuming there is a limit to that...RIGHT!!!!
I might add...that the contact problem was solved...now it's the Weather Channel that he pays for......and while I was typing this he's been in here grumbling some more...i kicked him out of the den...LOL...my KIND is all used up for the day...I've run out of kind.
Thankfully he's off to verizon.....
Coffee with SF hazelnut syrup = 0 points and 0 cals, med banana 0 points and 105 cals, 12 green grapes 0 points and 40 cals, 3/4th cup oikos triple zero vanilla yogurt 2 points and 110 cals
Lunch = Mini naan dippers (10) = 9 points and 300 cals, 1 mini cup jif peanut butter = 8 points and 250 cals, 4 mini tomatoes = 0 points and 12 calories, and 2 frigo mozarella sticks = 5 points and 160 calories
calories for the day so far = 979....yesterday cals were in the 900's so i need to get those a bit higher today....not healthy at that number...occassionally it'ss fine but not day after day......
Dinner = 2 tiny baby back ribs with just 2 ounces of meat on them = 5 points and 124 calories and some fettucini noodles = 11 points and 364 calories
Total of cals for the day is 1,467........happy with this since yesterdays was really too low.
20 minutes on the bike.
bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jan 01, 2020
I'm up and walking the walk........and ready to begin the day......starting with coffee....but not hungry so coffee it is. I will have to make an unexpected trip to the grocery store for D this morning but that is okay. So ...on the plan and all is well.
Took a quick bath and sat down with some paperwork until daylight and then headed to the store.......that should hold us for awhile...I hope so...the roads were not good...so fridge is stocked with perishables and I finally got a chance to eat.....i was kind of regretting not eating before hand this morning but it worked out okay.
11:00 Pioneer Woman chorizo egg bites 6 (tiny) = 4 pts and 170 cals, 2 slices Alpine Valley organic honey sprout bread = 4 pts and 120 cals, I can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray = 0 points and 0 cals, Banana = 0 points and 121 cals, coffee 0 pts and 2 cals
3:15 Well yes soup, roasted red pepper and tomato = 5 points and 140 calories, 1 cup homemade cole slaw = 7 points and 257 calories, 5 cherry tomatoes = 0 points and 15 calories, 26 large green grapes = 0 points and 88 calories
Rode bike for 20 minutes
bearcountrygg - Tuesday Dec 31, 2019
Quiet day around here today.........D is expecting a friend to arrive later but they will be mainly outside working with their dogs...so I'm having a nice quiet day.
I will be staying up to watch the New Years Eve festivities in New York......and the before the confetti even stops flying I will be in bed...D never stays up for that but I have always enjoyed watching the New year come in...that and the presidential elections every 4 years...I enjoy staying up to watch the numbers roll in and see who wins. Other than that...i'm usually ready for bed by 10.
My New Years resolutions
1. Get to between 115 and 130 pounds
2. Post a picture of everything I eat on DD in 2020
3. Count calories as well as WW points daily
4. Stop shopping and use up whatever we have around here......shopping for perishables are okay
5. Write in my gratitude journal daily
6. Be kind
7. Exercise daily and report to WW and DD
8. Meet my goals for the house organization and daily cleaning schedule
bearcountrygg - Monday Dec 30, 2019
We are having the funniest weather here...it rained all day yesterday...totally POURED rain all night and into this morning...and suddenly it all turned to snow and we are on our way to getting snowed in......The winds were so strong yesterday that it actually blew a closed garage door open...........blustery/soaking wet and then lots of the cold white stuff piling up.
A squirrel on the bird feeder...but squirrels have to eat too.
Have I mentioned that I love the sound of 2020???????
2020 is perfect vision..........it's the beginning of a new decade.......it's the beginning of a new year...a fresh start........and I fully intend to make it work for me.....I'm looking forward to posting my plans for 2020 tomorrow.......and when that clock strikes midnight.....it will signal so many new and exciting things to be accomplished.........and I fully intend to stay accountable daily, weekly, and monthly here.
bearcountrygg - Sunday Dec 29, 2019
Not a quiet weekend around here...lots of police presence and then ambulance activity.........and we have no idea what was happening. Just like being back in the city again. Roads are iced and rutted but when you get to the blacktop they are fine...........I'm staying home today anyway.......will have to make a trip out eventually in the next few days for perishables...but that can wait. New years eve always finds me waiting up to watch the ball drop in Times Square but D will have already been in bed for 2 or 3 hours by that time...LOL......
I'm so looking forward to making some serious changes........I've been setting things up and listing and planning and I'm excited to get started.
I plan to photograph every meal next year and I can guarantee that it won't be pretty....LOL.....freezers need to be emptied of leftovers....pantry needs to be emptied of expired things......and I am determined to reach a wt of somewhere between 115 and 130................until then....I will ignore the scales and judge by what size clothing I'm wearing......besides clearing out the freezers and pantry I fully expect to clear out a huge amount of clothes that don't fit once and for all..................I want these spaces back and 2020 will be the year that happens. I also plan to use all kinds of things up before replacing them....it will be a year of saving money by not shopping also.........buying things when we are not in need of them at that time will stop in 2020.
The fact is that the more stuff we have, the more stuff we have to take care of....and I'm getting tired of stuff......so I will enjoy using things up.....looks like a new sport for me.
I thrived on living on a schedule for years because of family, work and school........but got lax about it with retirement....to the point where I have been fighting any kind of plans or scheduled days........but with that.....I got lazy and things piled up and then took a lot of work to get causght up again...so i'm also going to be scheduling my days so that things don't get behind because i'm not enjoying that feeling.
I'm going to finally get all of the boxes and bins in the basement opened ( found some that were hiding the other day...I have no idea what is in them ( my parents or our things that moved with us)....but it will get done as long as I write it in the planner....for me....the difference in having a planner and not having one is important......because i DO NOT LIKE IGNORING MY PLANNER.....what it says goes...funny how I don't like to mark them up in a non productive way...I want those pages to be followed to a T. Sometimes I will have to go to plan B....but....I want that to be as seldom as possible....and if I'm rewarding myself with stickers...all the better...LOL.........Kind of funny how I will work my butt off for a sticker that is awarded to MYSELF FROM ME!!!!! Crazy but it works...and if it works then that is what I will do!!
bearcountrygg - Saturday Dec 28, 2019
The day started out well....realized last night that the sugar i have been inhaling the last few days was catching up with me...felt rather crummy and definately seemed to tie it to sugar.
I started setting up my new year planner this morning and tweeking my resolutions. Also set up a regular notebook for WW points, calories and food lists ffor each day.
I'm looking forward to getting started on that.
I will be concentrating on using up past dated foods here...they need to get used or tossed and I've decided to use them when possible. Dates don't scare me on canned and packaged foods. I want this stuff gone and won't be replacing that kind of thing...instead we have invested a little in things that are prepackaged for 25 years....( not a lot...just enough for a few days).......in case we get snowed in or something. ) Of course we always have food around anyway sowe will be fine with just that......I still believe in prepping...but will be doing it differently...no more stocking things with current dates.
I believe that 2020 has a really nice ring to it. I think it will be very productive and a really good time to tweek my organization and health things.
bearcountrygg - Friday Dec 27, 2019
Well this week is flying by..........
Keeping busy and trying to stay warm.
Big laundry day here so stuck at home. I can not believe how 2 people can make so much laundry....my parents wore clothes for more than 1 day...as well as towels stayed on the towel rack for days........we have gotten quite carefree when it comes to tossing things in the baskets..........and it looks like 10 people live here.........I'm wondering what other people do......how many days do they wear clothes before washing them?