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bearcountrygg - Friday Sep 13, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

WELL...it's friday the 13th and a full moon....so!!!!  I woke up thinking about how I am going to reorganize all of the laundry room cupboards and closets today........full of energy and ready to get at that.....some bins have been sitting in the hallway for a few days......we want our hallway back...getting tired of squeezing by those...today is the day....started out with coffee and hungry...but don't know what I want....so will wait until I do.  When I get hungry enough it will be a lot clearer to me. 

Worked on emptying 1 laundry rm cupboard and started filling it with different things.(laundry supplies, garbage bags etc) Found the long lost iron...LOL....emptied the floor area of the big laundry room closet and dusted that....poked myself in the eye with the corner of a bin...now that might leave a mark!!!  Took some tylenol and got back to work.  It's a good thing I'm cleaning these things out...I have been rebuying things that were already hidden in this closet.....we now have enough Irish Spring soap and kleenex for the next couple of years......finding things that D can take to the barn...( tools, sponges, lighters)...good!!  Finding bedding for bed sizes we don't even own anymore......boy have we been wasting space storing things we didn't need.....donation bag is filling up. 

Finally decided what I wanted for breakfast and it was a Aunt Jemima pancake cup........it was perfect...hit the spot and I'm not hungry anymore....220 cals so with todays coffee it equals 228 cals so for today.  Lots of water going down too.

Lunch was huge and over my cals...but it was solid and will all I eat for the rest of the day....possibly coffee or tea later but no more food...still full 5 hours later......lunch was cole slaw, chicken, pork, potatoes and fruit juice....to total 2,147 for the day.....but I worked hard all day so i did use a lot of calories on that...so I'm happy.......and i cleared the hallway of bins...and the laundry room closet is looking good......as I continue to go down in clothing sizes that will clear a lot of it out.  The day was VERY successful.....and if I'm not too sore tomorrow...I will continue...if needed...I will take a break tomorrow and continue later.

In the evening I did have a cup of coffee and some crackers that are yogurt and berry based......( remembered last nights acid reflux and decided since i hadn't eaten since noon...I had better have something solid to go to bed on.)

grannyannie on 09/13/2019:
Feels good to reorganize! I've got several places I need to do this. I think I'll do the kitchen cupboards next.

Noticed the moon last night when it was nearly full. Wondering if there will be lots of howling tonight since it's also the 13th?!

BearCountryGG on 09/13/2019:
This cleaning and reorganizing is energizing me...I'm loving it!

Donkey on 09/13/2019:
Thanks for the warning: it's going to be a crazy day at work!

I don't know how you even get started on these projects. I feel so overwhelmed... sad... discouraged... angry --I can't even approach my closets.

I have Closets of Denial in my house, lol.

BearCountryGG on 09/13/2019:
Well...I did put a lot of this off for a long time...then when I finally got soooo fed up with it...that was the point I needed to get to it I guess...I have had a huge mess going on in the hallway and master bd room for several days....and now I've had it with that....so it's an action day.

Donkey on 09/13/2019:
Oh I forgot to mention: good for you for waiting to eat until you knew what you wanted. Good job!!

BearCountryGG on 09/13/2019:
Waiting keeps me from eating any old thing...and then what I crave.....on top of that....I just eat less doing this...and figure it it isaving me a lot of calories....it works.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/13/2019:
and it's my boss' bday !!!! lol. my superior, superior boss, that is!

i haven't seen the aunt jemima pancake cup...but i will say i have a favorite brand of microwavable muffin...there is such a BIG variety in how the different brands stack up in taste.

BearCountryGG on 09/13/2019:
I like the muffins too....they are more filling than I thought they would be....I have the kodiak muffins and the aunt jemima pancakes.....I don't need to add anything to them...they are carbs...but our brains and guts need carbs...so I don't really worry about that. They end up being lower calorie than what I might have eaten.....I can wait for luch without snacking usually with them.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/13/2019:
the muffins that i love, i think they are called Mighty Muffins. a little less calories than the kodiak, but similar. sometimes i add EXTRA chocolate chips into them LOL. and i cook it so it stays really moist in the center, like a lava cake. i'm craving one now!

BearCountryGG on 09/13/2019:
Sound yummy!!

Maria7 on 09/13/2019:
Wow, you are doing fantastic organizing everything!

BearCountryGG on 09/13/2019:
It's looking like a new place...LOL

happy-1 on 09/13/2019:
You are an inspiration. I need this kind of dedication to the clean out. I had the pro organizer in and she is coming back... But there's a lot of pre-work to do for one of the bedrooms and I need to get cracking. We have a cleanup week here on the 21st when you can run a yard sale without getting a permit and I would like to put some stuff out for sale or just for free so I don't have to haul it to donate.

BearCountryGG on 09/13/2019:
VERY good idea......You can do it...you will be glad you did!!! Getting rid of things is so satisfying!!!

bearcountrygg - Thursday Sep 12, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Dark and rainy day here today.....been out to put things in the mailbox and get the empty garbage can from the road....loaded the washer and it's humming along.......took a bath and got dressed.

No breakfast yet...just a cup of black coffee.......Marias post and then donkeys reply reminded me of the coffee at our house about 50 years ago.....I didn't drink it...but D did......and it looked more like tea than coffee...LOL....for years we served family and friends that pale coffee...LOL.....looking back now...I do not know why we didn't know the difference...what was a wake up call was when someone said they would have another cup of our colored water......and everyone ELSE laughed...we just looked at each other....LOL......silly kids we were!  That did wake us up though...and we figured out how to make coffee that you couldn't see through, about the same way we leared how to write checks...heads together, one step at a time...until was done.  Looking back now...we truly were still babies.......back in the day when his paycheck was $72.00 a week and we were living on that and paying his way through college and raising babies ........and still making payments on our wedding rings and financing a truck for $110.00...at$10 a month....life was fun then.......

Today I had, 1 cup coffee, mini muffin pkg, beef and bean burrito, cole slaw and about an ounce of pork....so far at 908 calories.  Evening was a mini bag of skinny pop and a nature Valley fruit and nut bar for a total for day of 1,148 cals.


Donkey on 09/12/2019:
LOL we have coffee on the brain today, don't we? Our weather is similar today. I am enjoying a 2nd cup of coffee at home before I leave for work. I'm ready way ahead of schedule.

That was such a sweet story of your youth. One of my biggest regrets was not asking my grandparents about their younger adulthood. (Not comparing you to my grandparents!!) Not so much about living through WW2, but more so about their experiences afterwards, especially during the '60s when there were so many changes in our society.

Have you thought about writing down some of your experiences, for your children, in the future?

BearCountryGG on 09/12/2019:
Our kids have heard the stories....we had often sat around at the lake and told them.....My parents had some pretty interesting stories of the war ( my Dad was a ball turret gunner in WWII)they had spent their childhoods during the depression......lots of stories to be told then......in fact my youngest son repeats the stories back to us....so we know they remember what we have told them.......but my Dad wrote an unpublished book of his time in the army air corp....and we love to read and reread that.

Donkey on 09/12/2019:
Oh I posted my comment before the picture was uploaded!!!! Cool!!!!

BearCountryGG on 09/12/2019:
Boy would I love that body back again!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/12/2019:
not totally on the same page, but,DARN INFLATION right!?

i love this pic of you both, i remember you posted it last year also! :)

Lucky for me, they did touch on writing checks when i was in 6th grade or something lol.

BearCountryGG on 09/12/2019:
I'm glad to hear that they are teaching some real life skills now.

grannyannie on 09/12/2019:
I remember having a $52 car payment! I used one of those glass percolators and drank a pot of coffee a day way back in the 70's!

BearCountryGG on 09/12/2019:
We had a percolator too.....and a phone on the wall, and 4 tv channels...and 33 cent a gallon gas. Back in my childhood in the city...we had 2 mail deliveries a day..morning and afternoon.

Maria7 on 09/12/2019:

BearCountryGG on 09/12/2019:

bearcountrygg - Wednesday Sep 11, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Planning on a busy day here...very humid outside and foggy......will probably be helping D with some wiring for extra lights in the barn...he has called several electricians....and where we live.....they just don't come to this remote area much...so we are usually on our own...because all of the possibilities said it would be months before they get to us......so we will do that ourselves...mostly HIM!  I'm also working on decluttering drawers etc....paying bills, folding and putting away laundry etc..in between times D needs me in the barn.  Had a bagel with PB and a protein bar along with coffee...so that will hold me until lunch. 


Donkey on 09/11/2019:
Hot and humid here today too! Feels like July!

Sounds like you have a productive day ahead!

BearCountryGG on 09/11/2019:
Yup...going to be hot and busy!

Maria7 on 09/11/2019:
Sounds like you have a busy day ahead with helping your Hubby install extra lighting. Hope it goes well and you will save money not having to hire electricians.

BearCountryGG on 09/11/2019:
It is a money savings...I'm on a break now...LOL...go fors get breaks!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/11/2019:
good job to you and D doing the manual labor yourselves!

BearCountryGG on 09/11/2019:
He scares me.....artificical knee...and climbing one ladder to get on the work bench with a ladder on that.....UGH...I will be glad when this is done! But...I' have been the go for!

grannyannie on 09/11/2019:
Well done! My hubby does all the electrical and plumbing himself as well. Save a fortune.

BearCountryGG on 09/11/2019:
He's back at the hardware again....but we have a loud thunderstorm going on right now.....so...we wouldn't be able to work on it right now anyway...looks like we will have to finish up tomorrow.

bearcountrygg - Tuesday Sep 10, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Well it has been a very sleepy day here today...slept well last night...then a morning nap of almost 2 hours and an afternoon one as well...every so often I do this and usually sleep well that night too.......bagel, peanut butter, crackers, goulash, smoked sausage and saurkraut and coffee........just taking it easy today.........and doing very little....hopefully tomorrow will be a more productive day....guess I just needed a rest day after being so busy.  Feel great though...just allergies and sleepiness.

Donkey on 09/10/2019:
Allergies can really cause havoc in one's life. Rest up. Your body probably needs it badly.

bearcountrygg - Sunday Sep 08, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Feeling fantastic...7:45 and I'm on my 3rd load of laundry...washing all of the bedding today...bed partially put back together.  As they come out of the dryer they go back on the bed.  Hopefully the final day on my closet......I had no idea that I had so many clothes that actually fit right now.....In the past I went by sizes....and packed everything away that wasn't that size....but companies and sizes are fickle.......things fit from so many different sizes and companies...I was ignoring so many items of clothes.  The closet will definately be done today.  Donate bags filling up.  Things that are too small right now will be put into another closet out of the bedroom...I don't need their distraction anymore...plus....now...as soon as something in my closet gets too big I will move it straight to donate and when the closet is near empty it will be time to move to the smaller things...much better plan than I have had. 

Eating only when I'm hungry and what I'm craving just plain makes me happy......it takes my mind off food entirely which for me is a good thing....I should NOT be thinking about food all day!  Eating a craving makes it go away like magic!  This morning it was coffee with zero caramel and almond milk......then an hour or so later...a roll with mayo, salami and cheddar. and a glass of pineapple/coconut juice...........I feel lucky in that my body tells me what it needs..........I don't think I ever had thought about it that way until pregnancy when my cravings with the first baby were tuna, grapefruit, and a blueberry ice cream that a nearby store carried.....( I don't think I have ever seen it since).......By the second pregnancy I was much more aware of nutrition and had already been eating a good variety of foods and I don't recall any particular cravings.  Now just eating cravings in small servings is just where i am happiest and healthiest.....sleeping great, busy all day and eating only what i crave only when I'm hungry is the way I need to be living.......I really do not know why I tried so many diets over the years....i knew better, and I always ended up going back to intuitive eating and small portions.

Laundry loads 4 and 5 going now.  Wanted something salty...so had some corn chips......lunch will be late today so that will work.

My clothes closet is DONE....next....finishing up laundry....2 more loads to go...and then I can get started on the laundry room closet and cupboards.....

Donkey on 09/08/2019:
Ha ha, we are opposites today. Kind of blah today, but some of that might have to do with the gray, raining, chilly day. I actually like this weather so I'm not sure why I feel blah about it.

I'm so impressed with all your decluttering.

And I like the intuitive eating. You're right in that we have to listen to what our bodies are telling us. I don't do that nearly enough.

BearCountryGG on 09/08/2019:
When my house is organized it takes a load off my shoulders.....it is just so relaxing to me.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2019:
always great to get the sheets right back on the bed and smelling great :)

am very happy that you are feeling better. i crave salt often also and enjoy the chips lol. but this week i have leftover basmati rice and i'll be trying to have more starches other than chips on and off at work...yesterday i was really hungry, worked out a lot, so ordered something with more carbs...with rice...as to not feel deprived..

sounds like you are getting a lot done.

BearCountryGG on 09/08/2019:
I need to take advantage of these higher energy days...never know when they will disappear...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2019:
intuitive eating is def the best yeah ;)

BearCountryGG on 09/08/2019:
I love it...no more wanting something I think I shouldn't have...LOL

Maria7 on 09/09/2019:
Congratulations on finishing your closet. It must be wonderful to have the extra needed space available and the clothes you donated will not be missed. I am still working on ours.

bearcountrygg - Saturday Sep 07, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Today is all about continuing with the closet organization and purge.  I'm loving the way it's turning out.  I had 2 of those little cheap 3 drawer plastic chests in the back of the closet...and 1 of them was totally empty??????..........I will put that to use now....stacked one on top of the other so that will be handy.   One had hats, gloves and scarves in it....but how did I ever forget the other one? 

Lots of odd laundry today...cats things, bedding  , bathroom rugs...and any leftover laundry from yesterday.....luckily I'm full of energy...but things were left undone during those few days of vertigo.....so now they are getting finished.

I don't seem to be getting downstairs to exercise but staying busy all day is making up for it I guess.

Still just eating only when hungry and eating the cravings.......if I let it...my body will tell me what it needs and is paying me back with loads of energy...I'm waiting for it to tell me wrong...LOL...so far...it's worked really well...not sure about weight...but definately in energy.

I've been craving pizza and  fruit juice......so that was breakfast.....no idea why...but just trusting the cravings...also 1 cup of coffee with zero cal caramel sauce and almond milk.

Back to work.......closet is looking great.

 Bagel and PB

Dinner will be goulash

Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2019:
hahaha, my friend R said he got me stackable plastic drawer sets for my bday so i can get more organized...he hates how much stuff is lying around my apt!

how was your coffee with the caramel sauce?

later i am looking forward to sugar free whipped cream and possibly a microwavable cake :)

goulash yum!

bearcountrygg - Friday Sep 06, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Had some problems posting a few days ago....wrote out a daily post and lost it...somewhere in a orange cloud of gobbeldy gook...later did a test...and that posted......but had already lost the other post so didn't try again.  Apparently the site was down for awhile.

D's last test went very well...final answer was a kidney stone...( exactly what I had told him from day one...)....next time just ask Dr Linda...or maybe not...LOL

..Spent 3 days with vertigo.....so much like low blood sugar...yet my glucose tested fine......I think I caused it myself with some shoulder/neck exercises........that's gone finally....I hate it when my balance is off.

Made the trip to Walmart yesterday to pick up some perishables.........we are set now for a long time.

Thunderstorm going on here right now and it is staying dark so much earlier in the morning and arrives earlier in the evening.  Fall is upon us......and I LOVE IT!!!

Bought 12 items of clothes on clearance online...and a few items were on the big side....so I shrunk them...LOL....they were so inexpensive that I was not going to send them back....and they are just some things to freshen up my everyday wardrobe....and they will be fine....I no longer know what size I wear...LOL........dieting does that I guess.  Hot water and hot dryer can work wonders...I have always been known for my laundry shrinking skills.....ask D or my kids...LOL

I haven't counted cals or points for days...and that continues....I actulaly think about food so much less when I don't record it......will see how that goes....i'm also paying zero attention to what I eat...I'm eating cravings only...and only when hungry.....and it's going well it seems....intuitive eating has always been  something that works for me...no stress.....just good vitamins, and supplements to fill in gaps. 

Well...enought on that...I'm full of energy today so will find something around here to clean...because I'm not going out in this thunder storm.

EDIT......because of the weather...I headed back to my clothes closet......still removing things that don't fit....no need to have those in there.......and I'm finding things that fit but I didn't know it....this wearing clothes in rotation sure clears up in my mind...why..I had favorites and wore them over and over again......and why I avoided wearing others all together........If I avoid wearing something...it is because I do not feel good wearing it....it sure does make cleaning out a closet easier.  I'm moving things that are still too small to the laundry room closet.....I'm donating or tossing things I really do not like or are too big.....I have shoes I have never worn......just taking up space......donations again.  Forcing myself to wear EVERYTHING in rotation before I can go back to the favorites again just clears it all up.  Basically I am keeping everything that is too small...but I will do the rotation with those when i can fit into them too.  I'm a little shocked at somethings I'm finding in this closet...I don't even remeber when i bought them....but a few years ago...when i was keeping clothes in several locations while I was taking care of my parents.....I had things in our house, where we live now, an apartment near my parents, at my parents, in our travel trailer and in my car......my life was so spread out for 7 years....that i was buying things because I needed them in whatever location I was at....well...now they are just all here...and it's a bit overwhelming......but i've been here for almost 5 years now...and it's time to deal with it all....in fact I should have done it before now.....my past attempt was to just move all of it to my walk in closet......now......I'm dealing with it in a more positive way.  Back to work...break time is ovbusiness over!

Late morning EDIT....apparently our entire county is on lockdown.....all schools, hospitals ........bomb tthreats......businesses are closing...police and bomb sniffing dogs all over...........now how can everyone of these locations be threatened???????   Glad I got my errands done yesterday...back to cleaning my closet........some people have way too much time on their hands and way too many evil thoughts...sheesh!!!


Donkey on 09/07/2019:
Yes, something was up with the DD site earlier this week. I dropped in, and all that showed up was an orange screen with a bunch of coding. A couple of hours later, DD was back.

Lockdown??? WHAT???? What happened? Are you OK?

Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2019:
yes i got the orange error message too earlier this week and had the same problem.

sorry about the vertigo. my dad had that once...it was terrible for him! hey laid in bed all day.where you able to get up and do anything?

i also shrunk a new pair of jeans today. they were a little loose, so i decided to dry them in the dryer instead of hang dry them like i do with my smaller jeans.

bearcountrygg - Monday Sep 02, 2019

Weight: 0.0


Donkey on 09/02/2019:
Your test worked! Hope you are having a good day today!

BearCountryGG on 09/02/2019:
Wouldn't let me post earlier......day is going well.

BearCountryGG on 09/02/2019:
Oh boy....wrote out a post for today....but then all I got was a yellow/orange page that wouldn't let me post it......

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/03/2019:

legcramps on 09/03/2019:
That happened to me on Friday too!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2019:
this also happened to me on Friday.

happy-1 on 09/05/2019:
Hugs! Miss your posts!

bearcountrygg - Sunday Sep 01, 2019

Weight: 0.0

It is bright and beautiful here today.....but very busy around us......since this is a vacation spot for so many downstaters......labor day weekend is a time to stay home for people that live here..........D did have to go out yesterday and came upon a horrible ATV accident........the person laid there lifeless.....people just get crazy when they come up here.......and people die every year here because of that.........They think because they are in the forrest that stop signs don't count...and they end up is the most horrible accidents..... 

I have firmly come to the realization that I really should not be trying to accomplish dieting or heavy duty cleaning anymore, it is stressful and because I am a stress eater is is actually affecting me in a negative way........yestrerday i didn't count or write anything at all and I ate less......so that is the way it will be from now on.  I took a break yesterday from cleaning closets so now I have a mess that does have to be cleaned up....but the wort of it is done........having things in their permanent places will be all worth it in the end.,..and it's allowing me to get rid of plenty. 

I guess what I am trying to say is that I'm accepting the fact that I just cannot do what i used to do anymore....age has caught up with me, I've seen it happen to my family members and friends, D started making things easier for himself a couple of years ago.....and now I get it.......I will be 70 in 3 weeks......and there is no denying the fact that I cannot do what i used to do......so...no more dieting or scchedules for me.......I will wing it day to day....I won't count or record anything......i will just do what I do and work on making better choices.......Luckily I take ZERO medications...I weaned myself off everyone I was on (2 asthma inhalers, a thyroid med, blood pressure med and cholesteral med)....back at least 17 years ago because the side affects were worse than the actual issue.  Since I was in a position to see drug reps talking up their new drugs to doctors on a daily basis and rewarding the doctors with vacations etc by the number of prescriptions they wrote for them...I decided that I would be better off taking nothing and dealing with my health issues on my own....and my asthma is no better or worse now...but I have saved myself from 17 years of steroids by dropping the inhalers. 

I'm ready to take what comes, I'm eating consciously and doing things when it feels right to do them....less stress is just healthier for me.......


Donkey on 09/01/2019:
I've been meaning to mention this for a few days: when you brought up the topic of out-of-towners coming in for the holiday weekend, it reminded me of my folks' home in the woods in Wisconsin. They had property on a lake, and when I would take the kids up there to visit, we would watch all the party-goers on the lake, and then in their backyards, whooping it up. My mom would get annoyed, but she realized that this was just part of living in the country. Funny how city folks going up there thought it was something special, when my mom and step-father lived it ever day.

My mom recently told me that she has hired a monthly cleaning service to do deep cleanings, for the same reason you mentioned. I think she felt kind of guilty about it, perhaps because it's only her and no pets. But I'm glad she did it. We had the house deep-cleaned and then switched to a monthly maintenance. With my husband's mobility issues, he ... well, frankly, he spills and drops things, but cannot bend down to clean or pick up. So there's that. My daughter is not the neatest person either, nor was my son when he was home. I cannot keep up with my own mess, plus theirs plus 2 cats. I do daily cleaning up but it's so worth it to my own happiness to know that a crew comes to our house to actually make sure things get cleaned. I say it's worth it.

I'm sorry that your goals/ambitions/tasks kind of backfired on you. As far as "dieting" goes, I would encourage you to just stay focused on the day you're living: try to make the better nutritional choice, do some activity to keep yourself active (stretching, short walks, etc.) that you enjoy. I'm learning more and more that as we age, especially as women, it can take some trial and error to find what works.

Donkey on 09/01/2019:
I too do not like to take medications. On the other hand, my husband takes so many medications! One thing I learned from his doctor's appointment this week, is that they are working for him. We talked about reducing one of his meds, and the rheumatologist said that she doesn't like to reduce meds going into the winter, because winter is hard for arthritis anyway, I guess -- although hot and humid weather isn't great for arthritis either, my husband will tell you!

I also thought of you this morning, I was reading on a weight training group for women, someone posted how she's doing all the right things and was recently diagnosed with having oesteoporosis. So see, we can still do all that we can do and still be dealt a hard hand.

BearCountryGG on 09/01/2019:
I agree with you 100% Donkey!!!

A point does come whenyou just can't fight it anymore and you have to just do the best you can.....I realized that Ive reached that point....it will just be 1 day at a time now...do what I can....but I definately do not want to regain anything that I already lost.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/01/2019:
sorry to hear the D even was witness to someone who probably lost their life!

i hope you yourself and D are otherwise enjoying the holiday. it's a wonderful thing you do not have to take medicine if your body doesn't need it. you also save money that way! :) and intuitive eating is the best way.

BearCountryGG on 09/01/2019:
Yes...it was the first thing he told me when he got home...made him so sad. It's funny how I eat less when I don't record it....probably because I'm not thinking about food as much....it will all work out.

Maria7 on 09/01/2019:
Like you, I saw the same thing with the drug reps and the freebies for doctors' rewards for prescribing patients their latest drugs they were pushing (I mean showing the doctors what they had and hoping the doctors would prescribe that for their patients)...Sure enough, as a secretary, part of my work was files, and I would see the results of the drug reps' hard work showing up in the files with patients being prescribed the new concoctions (I mean drugs) by the doctors. I think it is wonderful that you do not take any prescribed medications...what a huge blessing. So far, neither do I nor my Hubby, either, thank the Lord. So many side effects, like you say. Yes, concerning the heavy work, like you say, we have to realize our limitations once we start getting older and not overdo it. Hope you have a happy day, BC.

BearCountryGG on 09/01/2019:
I didn't know you were a medical secretary too Maria. Working in a medical office is eye opening. I heard all of the offers to the Drs........box seats at a Tigers game, ski trips for the doctors entire family....just as long as they prescribe enough of that new drug...one doctor never had to buy formula for his baby...it was automatically delivered to his home..just as long as he kept telling parents to use emfamil formula.....there were also gift boxes of smaples ( enfamil, a bib, a rattle, etc)...that were supposed to be handed out to new parents....they all went home with him too. Drug reps brought lunches for 40 regularly...at about $400 a day.........those pharmaceutical companies paid big money...but the made big money in our office. It is all a different thing when you see it all in action.

happy-1 on 09/01/2019:
Sorry D had to find the ATV accident victim. That's a hard day. Luckily he has you to come home to and get a hug.

Good job on weaning yourself off medications! That takes a lot of will power to change habits!

BearCountryGG on 09/02/2019:
No side affects is really nice.

bearcountrygg - Friday Aug 30, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

Looks like it will be  a nice day...a little cool and fall like.  Even with the cookie incident yesterday...cals still ended up at about 1,700...so not the 1,200 i aim for...but okay...still under what I actually burned.

Today....still working on my closet and laundry room closet......made a huge mess...so I need to wrap these up before I head back to the basement.  I actually have more clothes that fit than I thought I did.......that will make me happier.

Trying to decide rather I want to run out and do errands today with the holiday travelers here...but that will only get worse.....and D has  quite  a rough drs test on tuesday........Talked myself into going......LOL.....big trucks are rolling by pretty heavily already today..........hope I still have wifi when today is through.....it will be a long 3 days if not.

Breakfast was 2 cups coffee, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, dole red grapefruit cup and a mini box of apple jacks...= 200 cals

Throwing some clothes on and heading to town before the campers get there...LOL

Lunch was chicken, macaroni and cheese...and chocolate left over from Easter......

I've come to a realization today......D, and several friends along with both of my parents all said that at a certain age...they just wore out...and after getting such heavy work done around here lately...I have realied that I've reached that point...i've had a backache for a couple of days.....all I want to do is sleep today....and I hurt all over.  Just before turning 70...a friend said...that she just could not clean her house anymore....( it was only her and a dog there)...she stopped traveling by plane because her suitcases were too much to handle...and she said for her 70th birthday she was giving herself a once a week cleaning service and one of those life alert buttons to wear around her neck.  Recently we lost a 67 year old sister in law to breast cancer, and 2 others...all younger than us...I came today to realize that I need to stop stressing about things...weight...reorganizing the house etc.......cleaning, diets, schedules, and anything else that "just has to get done".  1 son will be losing his job in December because the business is closing.........I think I just need to settle down for awhile and stop pushing myself to do anything..........maybe just living will be better for me......because i just got up from my second nap of the day and all I can think of is taking another nap.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/30/2019:
i had a problem writing a comment earlier....i think DD was down.

where are you getting all the small single servings of cereal?

nice job getting out early.

BearCountryGG on 08/30/2019:
They sell 8 packs of them at a larger grocery store.....we have Family Fare, or Walmart or Meijers.

Maria7 on 08/30/2019:
I know you've heard 'don't sweat the small stuff'...and that is what your post today reminded me of. How much emphasis we all place on daily things that are not going exactly as we would like them to...when we should simply slow down and be thankful to the Lord for His blessings on us for real. Every day is a gift from Him to us.

BearCountryGG on 08/30/2019:
Yes....with 3 deaths affecting our family in the last month or so...and with all of them youger than us.....we are reassessing what we have been expecting from ourselves...at our house...we need to step back a little.

Donkey on 08/31/2019:
Nothing wrong with resting. Downsizing, decluttering -- ambitious, but exhausting (both mentally and physically).

My boss has recently said that by 3pm he is exhausted. Male Co-Worker and I both encouraged him to get his medication levels checked, since they may need to be adjusted. However, I think some of it is just not having the stamina, and that's fine for where he's at.

BearCountryGG on 09/01/2019:
I'm not on any meds at all....for me...it's age related I'm sure...the stmaina just isn't there anymore.

happy-1 on 09/02/2019:
I think you do a good job of keeping yourself going... Maybe you need a body battery!!!

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