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bearcountrygg - Friday Apr 06, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 236.2

 OMG........All of this eating out is doing a number on me....the scales are flat out scaring me...and I already donated the clothes that should fit at this weight.  I would be remiss if I let this go any longer.....as much as I hate counting....apparently it will be a necessity.....

Yesterdays class was great and enlightening...and he is ready and counting the days and looking forward to it.  That is what I needed to hear...so I can relax a bit now ( he had been saying he might cancel it....NO!!!!!)......so it's a go now...( as long as our  family dr. oks it).......people keep calling with more appointments..........neither one of us has ever had this kind of pre surgery stuff.......flat out weird.....but...I guess this is how it is now. This is just life now for the next 3 or 4 months ....so no more waiting...or I will be over my original starting weight in no time.

It's funny how I haven't been eating quantities....but eating out is NOT a good thing for me...some days it was basically just one meal out and a snack and coffee....yet......the scales climbed.......and some days were fast food but little else for the rest of the day...and the scales climbed...........what do they put in that stuff????????

So...because I do not ever want to see anything over 236.2 on the scales again....and because I know since it is new weight ( again)...I can get rid of it fairly quickly......I'm counting again....1,500 cals a day or less...that is easily doable for me with at home eating and counting.

No more gripeing or complaining from me...I tried it...and it didn't work...it doesn't matter where I am or what stress is in my life...I will apparently have to count forever.

So.......I am forever walking the fine line between happiness and health....and eating 1,500 cals a day or less...there are no bad foods...but food eaten in moderation.


coffee (2 cups) 9

Special K nourish with cranberries and almond hot cereal 190


Quest protein bar, strawberry cheese cake flavor = 170


small boneless pork chop = 113

Knorr asian sides chicken fried rice , 1 cup = 290

1/2 cup canned beets = 35

Polar water, frost grapefruit = 0


Bumble Bee chicken salad   snack  on the run ( chicken salad and crackers) = 220

Sensible Foods sweet corn dried snacks pouch = 40

Sensible Foods roasted Edamame crunch dried pouch = 80


3 birthday oreos = 225


                                                 1,372 calories


Progress as of today: 16.6 lbs lost so far, only 91.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 04/06/2018:
yes, in order to lose weight you have to actively do something. i'm in the same boat as you - making some changes. they are minor, but will work over time.

bearcountrygg on 04/06/2018:
Minor is better because it is manageable.

Donkey on 04/06/2018:
I agree -- I have to be pro-active to lose weight. I will never be able to relax for more than a meal. And I will never have the thin legs I want, because of the way my muscles and joints (knees) are shaped.

If you've been eating out a bit, the weight is probably salt -- it is AMAZING how much salt is in restaurant food. Even steamed vegetables have something in them, because they sure don't taste like that when I cook 'em at home!

I'm glad that the classes have helped you and D have peace of mind. When my husband and daughter took the class, there was only 1 or 2 knee patients. The rest were hips, but hubby was the only one having a double-hip replacement. The others must have had GOOD insurance... :-/

bearcountrygg on 04/06/2018:
I can honestly say Donkey...that I have the utmost admiration for your husband.....After what we heard yesterday about the hip replacement...( and his being double)...is that that is a tough one!!!! Much worse than the knee. I'm happy for mr. Donkey that his danger zone is behind him!!!! He must have gone through something akin to pure and plain misery! The class was good in easing our worries...of course it won't be a walk in the park...but it did teach us that we DO NOT want hip replacement....so we will take better care of our hips from now on.

horn_of_plenty on 04/06/2018:
yes, major changes i have not been successful with...ever. just minor ones that i keep adjusting after i get to them :)

bearcountrygg on 04/06/2018:
It's easy to change plans and let ourselves off easier.

Maria7 on 04/06/2018:
It is so easy to pile back on pounds we struggled to lose when we are undergoing stress and you certainly are going through alot of that these days but things will settle down eventually and you will have time to concentrate on you and your weight loss journey again. With all the traveling you are doing (and necessary eating out) maybe try to stay same for now if that works for you. Hard to lose weight when you need the energy from eating at least maintain calories to get very important things done in caregiving others. Take care of yourself.

bearcountrygg on 04/06/2018:
Difficult time...but I guess I need to learn to roll with the punches...and not use them to slack off....

graindart on 04/06/2018:
For me, eating out packs on the pounds quickly. It was probably the biggest reason for my weighing as much as I did (up to 283 lbs). We used to eat out 6 or more times per week. For the past year, my wife and I only go out 1 time per week for "date night" and what I order still has to fit into my daily calorie budget.

Being on the road always brings additional challenges. That's when I used to stuff my face the most. It was mostly to pass the boring drive time and I also told myself it was to help keep myself awake. I now usually pack a small cooler with several different zero calorie drinks and maybe a sack lunch. It keeps me on track and also keeps me away from the restaurants. An added bonus is that I drink enough on the trip that I'm kept wide awake doing the "pee pee dance" between stops.

bearcountrygg on 04/06/2018:
I guess it's necessary to find our own new ways.....

happy-1 on 04/06/2018:
Prepared foods pack it on...

bearcountrygg on 04/07/2018:
Yup....but we are working our way through the food storage stuff...so I'm using it for now until it's gone...when we replace it...I will do it differently.

bearcountrygg - Thursday Apr 05, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 232.0

Well...here we are......spring.....and the town we are heading to today has a temperature of -1.

We will be heading out of town for D's pre op class...which basically takes a chunk out of the middle of the day...while the drs office cancelled yesterdays apt...and set it up for next week....the class coordinator called to see if we would be there today....and she was surprised to hear that we would,...my guess is that many won't show...fine with us.....the quicker we can get that done the better.  

We hear that the main roads are fine...but the back roads and parking lots are a mass of ice chunks....we will see.

Not used to getting up so early...and dealing with wet hair...LOL...it's been quite a few years since I had to leave the house by 6:30......the fact that I have hair that is 2 feel long doesn't help...LOL


I'm not happy with the scales this afternoon...and I think we are a lot more at ease after the class...so I'm going to count cals again starting tomorrow.....winging it...is turning out to be unreliable.....If I don't start  counting again I will apparently put it all back on and I do NOT want to go there!  

So.........back to calorie counting tomorrow.


Progress as of today: 20.8 lbs lost so far, only 87 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 04/05/2018:
Let us know how it goes :) good luck to you and hubby. here it was also pretty cold, 34 degrees and very windy when i left for work. -1 sounds downright brutal.

bearcountrygg on 04/05/2018:
It was bitter walking in there....class was interesting and educational....there were 2 there for knees and 2 for hips...I swear...the knee surgery sounds less daunting...the hip surgery sounds worse...I think D came out of there relieved his was a knee...

horn_of_plenty on 04/05/2018:
good...and it seems the class was pretty individualized with lots of personal attention since only 2 attendees for each :)

bearcountrygg on 04/05/2018:
Yeah...they were great..there were 4 speakers and they were all very nice and invited questions...he is a lot more relaxed about it now...and so am I.

bearcountrygg - Wednesday Apr 04, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 230.0

 D's surgery clearance family dr visit today....and the tv is telling everyone to stay home...schools closed....and multiple accidents.....but it has to be done.  Class is tomorrow.....at least the hosp is only 25 miles away....so we will just get an early start... EDIT>>>>>.Dr just called and cancelled todays appt....and rescheduled for next week...but tomorrows class is still on.

8 inches added to what we got yesterday...but I will say one thing...the snow is beautiful....and the wildlife is having a great time in it...

Wt up a bit...and I'm looking forward to getting back on track in a couple of weeks.  Not eating badly...just not formally counting....and I think counting is really needed to keep me from evening snacking on the wrong things....not concerned at all...life happens.

Physical therapist called and set up his first appointment...things aremoving along!


Progress as of today: 22.8 lbs lost so far, only 85 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2018:
wow! talk about a lot of snow - good luck with your trip with D to the Hospital, drive carefully and slow!

bearcountrygg on 04/04/2018:
Yup...will do.

Donkey on 04/04/2018:
I guess I won't complain (too much) about the light snow we got overnight, although we're expected to get more tomorrow (Thursday)...

You gotta make the appointment, so just drive slow, I guess...

I'm surprised you weighed in, but I understand. You're doing fine for what you're undertaking right now.

bearcountrygg on 04/04/2018:
I did get the scales out because my pants were tighter this morning....and I was definitely up....and wasn't surprised. We have had to eat out more lately...and that will continue for the next 2 weeks. If it hadn't been for the tight pants I probably wouldn't have. The snow keeps coming.....and it had been looking up there for a couple of days.

graindart on 04/04/2018:
We got a decent amount of snow recently also, but now it's only hanging around for a few days at a time instead of the months at a time this winter brought.

bearcountrygg on 04/04/2018:
I'm hoping ours disappears quickly.

bearcountrygg - Tuesday Apr 03, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 227.4

Will winter ever end???????

We got dumped on last night and the snow blower had to be put back on  the tractor ,we thought we were done with that for the season.  

Still riding the bike...and loving it.

Debating rather to get the scale back out again...but decided not today.

Walking the fine line between happiness and health....I'm thinking I may be putting some back on.....but will deal with it all after things calm down a bit.  ( by calm down I mean hosp stuff)...they won't totally calm down for many weeks after with chauffering him to physical therapy and taking on all of the kennel duties.  I just want the hosp stuff to be  over with....the rest of it will be ok.    I'm not sure why the general anesthesia bothers me so much for him this time...he has always come out of it quickly before.  Maybe because I didn't wake up for many hours the last time...and freaked everyone out.  They told me about it later...but I was not aware while it was happening.

Just want that part to be over...after that..it's gravy...or maybe I shouldn;t say gravy here...LOL


Progress as of today: 25.4 lbs lost so far, only 82.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 04/03/2018:
So glad you love the bike - is it quiet? easy to watch tv while you ride?? my dad listens to the tv using noise cancellation headphones when he's on his loud treadmill..but perhaps your bike isn't very noisy!

keep on doing the good things, my fingers are crossed for your Hubby! <3

bearcountrygg on 04/03/2018:
It's the quietest one we have ever had...but not silent.......I don't watch tv...I just ride....and think. LOL

horn_of_plenty on 04/03/2018:
i am surprised you do not get bored!!! also people have looked at magazines...but hey, it's like your meditation!

bearcountrygg on 04/03/2018:
I will probably start reading....but so far...Ijust think...lol...and that can be dangerous!!! LOL

bearcountrygg - Monday Apr 02, 2018
(Walking the fine line between happiness and health)
Weight: 227.4

Winter is back with a vengance...I was so looking forward to walking...and sitting on the deck and  drinking a cup of coffee...but it is not to be I guess.... 

There is plenty to do around here to keep busy.....

I keep pumping the man full of fresh pineapple....it's anti inflamation and healing properties are doing us both good...and so far not hurting his diabetes.

LOVING the exercycle....

Dr Oz says zucchini  is good for cataracts.....not sure if it treats them or prevents them...need to look that up....but we had zucchini yesterday......

The coffee creamer is gone...and I NEED to NEVER buy that again...way too tempting and unnecessary...I like black coffee anyway...but that was too much like candy!

Today will be about the mundane.....bills, mending, dusting...setting the roomba loose to do it's thing...I LOVE ROOMBA!!!!!

Looked up the zucchini and cataract connection...it may help existing ones or prevent them...at any rate....fresh greens and carrots help and we all need lots of vitamin c everyday..........looks like a summer full of sauteed zucchini with peppers, onions and sometimes tomatoes.  D has a the beginnings of a cataract...so we need to get on that.

Progress as of today: 25.4 lbs lost so far, only 82.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 04/02/2018:
yup - we got a bit of snow today!

for some reason, i don't love summer squash and zucchini but still eat them here and there....makes sense they are healthy ...they are natural and veggies!

you can drink low cal options..instead of the creamer. almond milk. 30 cal per cup.

bearcountrygg on 04/02/2018:
I'm afraid the low cal options will just lead me into the abyss again...I actually like black coffee...there is always almond milk here...but...it doesn't call me when it comes to coffee...

horn_of_plenty on 04/02/2018:
yes, i get you 100%!

graindart on 04/02/2018:
Have never been a big fan of zucchini / squash before. But since I've changed up my diet the past few months to include a lot more vegetables, I've actually grown to like them quite well. I prefer them grilled / seared / fried. Not a fan of any vegetable that has been steamed.

bearcountrygg on 04/02/2018:
They can get mushy...this time I peeled them first...and I think that's why....I never think of grilling them, that's where the George Foreman grill could be used.

graindart on 04/02/2018:
I don't like them mushy at all. A quick sear at higher heat helps give the cut sides a nice brown color and texture difference, while leaving some of the middle still firm. I slice them a little thicker at times also, which keeps the insides from getting mushy. I usually run the peeler down them 4 or 5 times so that the outside has alternating peel / no peel. It just gives it another texture difference between sections when cooked.

bearcountrygg on 04/03/2018:
Good ideas...I will try those...Thanks!

Donkey on 04/02/2018:
I use a spiralizer that I bought for $3 to make zucchini "noodles" to go with marinara or meat sauce. Hubby likes the zucchini noodles with pesto sauce!

So glad to hear you like your bike! I really try hard to do mine every day, even if I'm feeling off or sleepy. My day really goes much better when I start it off that way.

bearcountrygg on 04/03/2018:
When you spirilize veggies...do you cook them briefly? I've been tempted to get one...but never knew if they stayed raw or not.

bearcountrygg - Sunday Apr 01, 2018

Weight: 227.4

Happy Easter   

Sunny and snowy here today...and very cold.  

Making a nice easter dinner and watching movies is our plan.

No counting calories...but I am so indoctrinated now that I find myself adding them up in my head anyway....

No idea what I weigh...because I put the scales away.....but determined to just relax and keep things easy around here.  

I'm actually looking forward to getting back to it....but resisting anyway.

Brother in law goes in for stem cell removal tomorrow and they need 200,000,000 stem cells......they take blood out of one arm,run it through a machine and put it back in the other arm...they will do that daily until they get enough...and today they can't even see their new grandaughter because she just had some baby shots.  When they get the stem cells...they give him chemo to within an inch of his life and then they reintroduce the stem cells...and hopefully save him.

D has more dr visits and tests...and the class this week.


Progress as of today: 25.4 lbs lost so far, only 82.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/01/2018:
Happy Easter! Quite cold here as well, but no snow -- apparently that's coming later this week. Enjoy your lovely day!

bearcountrygg on 04/01/2018:
It was a nice day....it was just us...but the phone rang all day..

horn_of_plenty on 04/01/2018:
Happy Easter to you and hubby ! Wishing you a wonderful day and will catch up more soon :-)

bearcountrygg on 04/01/2018:
Sounds like you had a nice holiday too HOP

Donkey on 04/01/2018:
I was just reading about the stem cell cancer therapy in the Reader's Digest from last month. It sounds grueling -- in fact, one test patient said that it was difficult, but he got through it and "I'm still here". I think I'd fight like hell, too.

I continue to hold you and your family in prayer this difficult week.

bearcountrygg on 04/01/2018:
Thank you...things should look up once we get through April...I really don't like wishing a whole month to go away...but...this time...it's the reality of it.

bearcountrygg - Sunday Apr 01, 2018

Weight: 0.0

Well...it's snowing again...but on the plus side....our ice is gone...high winds predicted for this afternoon .

Funny morning here.......I forgot to eat breakfast...and didn't realize it until I got the hunger nausea that sometimes happens when I skip meals,  

I had made breakfast for D........at 5:30 A.M.

The nausea hit me at around 9:30

So I ate a pre pkg rice krispie treat...and that didn't help...so then I ate a cliff nut butter bar.and a banana..and I'm good to go.

It made me think.....#1. I FORGOT TO EAT!!!!!!  #2...what if I only ate when my stomach forced me to eat????

Something for me to ponder today!

This is exactly why I stayed thin for 30-40 years!

Had a great day


Donkey on 03/31/2018:
Another thing to think about: If you continue to go with this pattern, what are the BEST foods you can eat to raise & sustain your blood sugar levels... Obviously the Rice Krispie treat doesn't work. My point is to spend your calories on the *effective* foods, rather than just eating to try to bring up your sugar.

bearcountrygg on 03/31/2018:
I guess at that moment it was to stop the nausea...the rice krispies treatwas the first thing I saw in the cupboard..... The weird thing was that I forgot to eat..until my stomach reminded me with discomfort. Actually my glucose readings have been very good for me...thatcarb/fat/protein idea has been keeping things much more stable....the rice krispies treat was a fluke...I didn't even know we had them...lol Had a good noon meal...so feeling quite good actually...I guess life is basically trial and error for me...LOL

Maria7 on 03/31/2018:
I also can remember a time when I was very slim and I only ate when I was hungry and didn't eat a lot, either. Those were our much slimmer days, weren't they? But I don't miss those days. I am happy for today.

bearcountrygg on 03/31/2018:
Times were very different back then...much simpler.

bearcountrygg - Friday Mar 30, 2018

Weight: 0.0

 Well...it's house cleaning day again....didn't I just do that?  

Starting with coffee and creamer...but not hungry yet

Holiday weekend and I'm just deciding to enjoy myself.

The tension around here is getting thick.....D's pre surgery family dr clearance visit, a conference call with the hosp, and the class starts first thing next week and I'm thinking that dieting or even counting is probably not in my own best interest.  This is the exact time when he got shingles before his last scheduled knee replacement 2 years ago...that never happened...........and I do NOT want that to happen again.  He has had 3 minor surgeries in the past but never anything like this and I can see the tension starting again in him.....so I am going to have to put on a happy face and a really good calming act.

Dieting  and counting calories are getting pushed aside right now...and when things calm down I will start counting again............I don't need the extra stress.  

I've also decided to put my scales away today.....I even removed the numbers starting today on here.....I just don't need to be thinking about that......I will deal with whatever happens when this is all over...I'm not sure if this is the right way to handle this...but it is one way..that I'm going to do it.  I will still keep posting...but without numbers.

I will get back to dieting when this is all behind us.



horn_of_plenty on 03/30/2018:
You certainly stick to a good housecleaning schedule :)

Shingles can be due to stress, right?

Just support him and try to do things that make you both feel less stressed. :) Maybe watch a few movies.

bearcountrygg on 03/30/2018:
Yes...the shingles were caused by stress.....he doesn't need to do that again. The house.....well...it doesn't clean itself...LOL...I can't believe how only 2 of us can mess it up so bad..... I'm just kicking back and trying to keep things on an even keel....and hopefully it's over before we know it...LOL What isn't helping is a family member recently ended up back in the hospital with a knee infection..after the same surgery..plus his dr would rather keep giving him steroid injections in the knee instead of the surgery...and after 3 years of that it's time to fix it.

happy-1 on 03/30/2018:
From HoPs post... Any kind of coffee creamer slows down weightloss? Even half n half or coconut milk?

bearcountrygg on 03/30/2018:
I don't know about those...but the ones made just for coffee additives...always stop mine....and I have heard others say it too at Ww meetings. I have a bottle right now that I have been using...and the scales are not good....I'm thinking it's deja vue again.

Donkey on 03/30/2018:
I did not know this about coffee creamers --- wow! Maybe that's what is stopping me. I should try switching to half and half for 2 weeks and see what happens.

bearcountrygg on 03/30/2018:
Or even milk that wouldn't hurt anything....the creamers are so delicious...but usually for me they just aren't worth the stalling in weight loss.

bearcountrygg on 03/30/2018:
Or even milk that wouldn't hurt anything....the creamers are so delicious...but usually for me they just aren't worth the stalling in weight loss.

bearcountrygg on 03/30/2018:
Or even milk that wouldn't hurt anything....the creamers are so delicious...but usually for me they just aren't worth the stalling in weight loss.

Donkey on 03/30/2018:
I completely agree with you that right now, you need to focus on you and D getting through the surgery.

bearcountrygg on 03/30/2018:
yes.......there will be time later to get back into it.

bearcountrygg - Thursday Mar 29, 2018
(CEO of my life and calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

Weird vivid dreaming all night.........kind of unsettling.......kind of a twist on the past.....with a lot of other stuff thrown in like birds...LOL

The ice is just about gone...and it's looking a little more like spring...doesn't exactly feel like it...but it's looking like it. 


bagel, butter and sausage, cheese......needing to work a little better on stabilizing glucose...feeling great but I was getting away from the protein/fat/carb breakfasts...which really is key for me...and a good way to start my day and keep hunger away at the same time.

Having our main meal this evening.....so...I ate ice cream at noon....well...thankfully it's gone now.!!!!


Tonights dinner will be chicken, green/garden salad and potatoes.cookies


horn_of_plenty on 03/29/2018:
same here...looks like spring but doesn't feel like it! perhaps your nerves about upcoming surgery are affecting your sleep.

bearcountrygg on 03/29/2018:
I think you are right, I will be glad when it's done and he is back to normal.

Maria7 on 03/29/2018:
Hope you are having a good evening. :-)

bearcountrygg on 03/30/2018:
It was quiet.

bearcountrygg - Wednesday Mar 28, 2018
(CEO of my life and calorie counting)
Weight: 227.4

Once again in need of some perishables...but putting off until tomorrow....the last tiem I caved for a couple of things I shouldn't have...so I'm aiming on doing better tomorrow...when I will have no choice but to shop.

Still staying below 1,500 cals....

Plenty to do around here today....so I will stay busy...it's funny how calorie or point counting used to work so well for me...but it's not as cut and dried as it used to be....the scales can still move in the wrong direction so easily.  





ice cream ( I will be glad when this is gone...D doesn't like it)


lettuce, peppers and olive salad with poppy seed dressing

 german potato salad

Proud of myself...I went to the store and only bought things that won't tempt me...the pineapple seems to be a good addition for joint health....and Im also really liking Tiger Balm ointment....super expensive...but works like a miracle.....I was shocked at how cute and tiny the jar was for the price....but it is amazing........when it is gone ( soon)...I will make myself use up all of the other ointments and sprays  and patches around here first though before I buy another tiger balm...there has to be some accountability because of the cost....and I need to get rid of other stuff.  

I'm feeling the need to use things on hand up again...I need to get control of STUFF...things seem to creep into this house at an alarming rate...and it has to stop.  

I once read the book titled...DOES THIS CLUTTER MAKE MY BUTT LOOK FAT?  

It was a good book and made lots of sense, and to cut the clutter...I quickly got rid of the book....LOL...Maybe I should have kept that one!!!!!



Progress as of today: 28 lbs lost so far, only 82.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2018:
every time we diet, i believe it gets harder and harder. my first time losing weight was very simple, i was very strict. second time losing weight took MUCH longer. instead of one year, it took a SERIES of years to lose the same amount of weight. But the second time i lost it, it's been far easier to keep it off, bc the dieting took place over several years and i learned more about how to maintain my weight the second time.

bearcountrygg on 03/28/2018:
It definitely gets harder for me

graindart on 03/28/2018:
Calorie counting is a double-edged sword for me. It draws a line in the sand that I know I need to keep from crossing, which is good for me most of the time. On the other hand, if I slip a toe across the line I feel like I've failed completely and that usually triggers a huge slide for the rest of that day. I know I shouldn't react that way, but moderation isn't my strong suit.

bearcountrygg on 03/28/2018:
I guess if we were addicted to carrots... we wouldn't have a weight problem to begin with...but I'm wondering why it is so difficult for all of us.....and I'm wondering if I want to spend my life dwelling on it. I knew someone who paid Weight Watchers $500 a year...and never lost...but she knew if she didn't she would gain more and be bed ridden....and she was ridiculed for being at meetings...sad.

horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2018:
i'm the darn same way as GRAINY but getting better bc i hate how it feels when my clothes can't be worn bc they are too small! this is saving me !

bearcountrygg on 03/28/2018:
Back when I lost it the first time...I did not have so much food in the house...and the options at the store were less too...I LOVE to try new things...UGH

horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2018:
me too....it's the selection...has def improved even in the last 10 years. it's crazy the food options nowadays! and compared to 50 years ago....OMG..big difference i KNOW in supermarkets and what was around then compared to now. and def not as much shipping of goods...or freedom to order anything anywhere! yeah. this day in age, options are endless.

bearcountrygg on 03/28/2018:
sometimes lots of choices are disastrous...I know they can be for me.

Maria7 on 03/28/2018:
Good on going to the store and buying food that doesn't tempt you. I did the same today (altho it was a close call that I almost gave in and got a tub of ice cream, but didn't)...

bearcountrygg on 03/28/2018:
Good for you!!!!! There is a carton of ice cream here...and I'm apparently the only one that will eat it...which I didn't think of when I bought it a couple of weeks ago......luckily it's almost gone...and it will not be replaced.

Donkey on 03/28/2018:
I think the grocery store is where most diets are won and lost. I know that if I don't have it in the house, it's not a problem.

I've come a long way though. It used to be that I could NOT have certain things in the house, like chips, ice cream... Now, if I have them in the house, they only call my name SOME of the time. And MOST of the time I can resist... and if I find that I'm breaking down, then I'll try to make an arrangement so that I don't go off the deep end.

bearcountrygg on 03/28/2018:
I do keep things here for D...and he shouldn't even have them himself....but he asks for me to get them...and I do......we will have to begin some sort of negotiation about that soon.

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