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bearcountrygg - Sunday Aug 11, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

Well...the last 2 days have been spent in the bathroom.........ached all over...even my eyelids!  Imodium saved the day yesterday because D had an apointment for truck repairs and he needed to be picked up and dropped off later.  Spent the day miserable, sleeping, eating only a banana and toasted english muffins and lots of liquids to combat dehydration........slept all night even with all of the naps...and woke up feeling great!!!  I have no idea how I could feel so good today after all of that...but I will take it.

coffee, cereal and almond milk for breakfast......not counting today....it seems like rather I count or not...I just rarely go over 1,500 cals.......so...just winging it now.

Started out the morning ordering D another silicone ring.....in a smaller size.....his has gotten too big ( they need to be replaced periodically anyway, they don't last forever).....but are a lot safer for him than his actual wedding ring.  Tomorrow will be our 53 rd wedding anniversary.................This morning we mulled over rather or not we want to go out for dinner tomorrow......or cook up some huge T Bone steaks, friends gave us last week.......and decided on the steaks........so.....looks like the next couple of days are covered........and i'm full of energy today so i plan to get a lot done as long as this energy holds out.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/11/2019:
Happy Anniversary that's a LOT of well spent loving years together!!!! :) i'm glad you are feeling better!

BearCountryGG on 08/11/2019:
Feeling a lot better...and the 53 years have just flown by.....


Donkey on 08/11/2019:
Happy Anniversary!!

Sorry to hear about the bathroom problems. Mine are usually the opposite. You are doing right though with bananas and bread, rest and sleep.

That's very interesting to hear about the silicone rings. I did not know that they needed replacement every so often, but thinking about it, that makes sense. We were thinking of getting one for Hubby, because his condition with swelling and inflammation (and weight gain), he can no longer wear his gold band.

BearCountryGG on 08/11/2019:
D loves the silicone bands...they are safe...and very inexpensice......I think his brand is safteez...or something like that.....they are about 20.00....well worth it. They come in lots of colors and metal tones..... Thanks for the anniversary wishes.......and I'm feeling a lot better today...thanks.


legcramps on 08/12/2019:
Congratulations on 53 years together! That's amazing :)

BearCountryGG on 08/12/2019:
Thank you!


innerpeace on 08/12/2019:
Wow 53 years!! That's amazing - congratulations. I'm glad you are feeling better. I'm going to look into the silicone rings, I'm sure this would be safer for my DH to wear to work in his factory as well. Have a great day.

BearCountryGG on 08/12/2019:
Thank you...and definately look into the rings...they are so inexpensive and so much safer.....they also are for women if that appeales to you too....I know I have gotten caught by my ring before...but not bad enough to do any damage to my finger other than a bruise.



bearcountrygg - Thursday Aug 08, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

Wifi is on...so taking advantage of that right now................After so many years of a scheduled life ( work, kids, school, packing lunches., running a business..etc).......and then so many years of retirement which was not at all scheduled....I have decided to return to scheduling my life again,,,,i don't like living on a schedule...but i got a lot done....now...not so much and I feel like a slug...so back to a completely scheduled day and will get some things done around here.

Went to bed (between 11 and 12 last night) and set the alarm for 6....worked out very well......I actually woke up at 5:30...and waited for the alarm...and found myself pulling that old trick from days gone by...as I noticed that the alarm was going to go off in a few minutes...i actually wanted to go back to sleep....boy.....that is an old memory...just cram a couple of minutes more of sleep in....LOL

Up and ready to roll....today...my plan is to eat from the fridge...there is plenty in there that needs to be used up and that is what I will do....I will be going through the food that is here that way...before buying more ( I will be getting things for D  and the cat as needed)..........

I am actually excited to have some structure again...go figure.

Breakfast was interesting...I had a thing that is a microwave egg cooker that Weight Watchers had sent me.......so I tried it out this morning.....LOL....had planned to have 2 eggs...sprayed it..dropped raw eggs in....and walked away for a minute...big mistake...the next thing I heard was an explosion...LOL.....big microwave mess....cleaned that out...salvaged 1 egg and it was good...need to work on that technique another time.....tossed the egg that was hovering in the corner of the micro....that little egg blew the cover off the egg thingy....lesson learned.....todays food courtesy of fridge leftovers...( except the coffee and banana).

coffee = 8 cals and 0 points

lemon juice in water = 8 cals and 0 points

1 egg = 72 cals and 0 points

mini yellow potatoes roasted in olive oil = 175 cals and 5 points

banana = 105 cals and 0 points

 

On the agenda..already got the microwave mess cleaned up....starting with paperwork, mailing things and balancing some bank books.....Money management has always been our 1st concern...as far as home management goes.....and i gravitated right to that again.....( right after the microwave mess).......funny how the old habits fell right back into place........lately things had a tendency to sit on the desk and get ignored for days.........today...it was number one on my to do list...just like the old days.......it feels good to get back in the swing of things..........I can't stress enough the importance of money management on your future.....enjoy today...but save/earn/plan for tomorrow.......I can say that one of my kids got it...and is a super money manager...the other one....not so much......raised in the same household with the same standards.....and so so different..... on to the paperwork.

Paperwork is done...and now working on laundry...also got the garbage can from the road....going to sit down a bit with the lemon water and relax a little.........

Lunch was

2 apples = 188 cals and 0 points

1/2 cup mac and cheese = 110 cals and 4 points

1 cup canned mixed vegetables = 80 cals and 0 points

1 light mozzarella stick = 50 cals and 1 point

 

 

Horn_of_plenty on 08/08/2019:
perhaps as part of your schedule, you can schedule in time to relax! you are definitely allowed to relax, Bear!

makes sense you want some structure after a break from it for a few days. for me, structure feels good and i feel accomplished. but i also do love a LOT of relaxing... hahahaha (i'm laughing at myself!)

BearCountryGG on 08/08/2019:
I did sit around and watch youtube this morning while i sipped my coffee.....that hour flew by....ready to get moving now......but I will take breaks...but it's funny...when i'm in this mode....I just power through and get a lot done...


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/08/2019:
maybe that's what works for you...then again, everyone has their own method! :)

BearCountryGG on 08/08/2019:
True.....Worked really well for us though.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/08/2019:
breakfast loooks awesome, those potatoes are fabulous looking!

BearCountryGG on 08/08/2019:
They are so simple...I have no idea why I haven't been roasting them all along....one thing I did find out though..is that I read that potatoes should be peeled if a person has a kidney stone issue...so I will have to alter the way i do those for D.....spinach, beets, sweet potatoes are all stone makers......it's going to change our eating now.


legcramps on 08/08/2019:
I agree with you about working on a schedule...I always seem to get much more done when i've got a schedule to work from. On the balance side, I also like to sit around and do absolutely nothing sometimes too ;)

BearCountryGG on 08/08/2019:
Me too......but now I'm making myself earn it first...LOL I need one of those chore sheets like I had for kids....LOL


Maria7 on 08/09/2019:
I find that sometimes, schedules are good and other days, not so much. For me, anyway. Wishing you a happy day!

BearCountryGG on 08/09/2019:
I agree completely Maria



bearcountrygg - Wednesday Aug 07, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

Just still having a lazy , sleepy, sugary day..........it started out bad....woke up at 2:00 AM and finally got up at 4:00....but went back to bed at 6:00 and got up at 9:00  AM....I am so messed up with the sleeping situation....I have plans for tomorrow.......and i will not vary from them....sleep, activity and food are going to get whipped into shape.......I'm staying up later tonight...no cat in the bed....I need to overhaul the whole sleep situation and the food will be back on track again tomorrow.........I've had my food fit and I need to have better bedtimes.....tonight...I stay up Until at least 11...........i am determined to fix this now. 

Horn_of_plenty on 08/07/2019:
i guess it can be hard when you are retired i am sure it's easier to get off the routine! i know you'll be back to your more regimented self soon and back to your love of cleaning :) not sure it's a love, but, that's what i wrote!

i saw you and donkey writing about sugar. i also have times when i feel i have had too many carbs / sugar and it just sits bad with me too.

BearCountryGG on 08/07/2019:
Once my leisure time started so did the lazies...I used to be so scheduled......out of necessity....but when the work stopped and D closed the business......I had all of the time in the world to do nothing at all......and I lost my mojo!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/07/2019:
meaning, when i really go over, it does affect my skin and energy levels in that there's too much of the highs and lows and i get more and more hungry. in moderation though, sugar is cool. lol

BearCountryGG on 08/07/2019:
Food never affects my skin.....lotions and creams do...but never food.......now my blood sugar is another story....I think thatat when my glucose numbers drop I crave sugar.....and then it gets out of hand.



bearcountrygg - Tuesday Aug 06, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

wifi continues to go off and on......and there is no way to fix it until the logging is done...which they tell me will be about 2 years.......we don't have wifi choices here....so we live with it.........so I haven't been posting much.....anywhere.........I'm heading into a sugar binge...and I have to admit...I don't really care right now.......those toaster strudels have taken over my life and put me back on a nasty old path...that is way too familiar yet so tempting.............................I had been buying them for D....and because in my head...they were his...I avoided them....NOW...he is avoiding them...and I am eating them........what madness??????    I'm noticing my clothes getting tighter.....been here before....yet...I don't seem to care enough to stop....................It strikes me so funny ( weird funny not haha funny)...that I can buckle down and be so serious about food and lose...and be content...and then I can turn right around and be such a binge eater that i don't care...with the attitude that "I will just lose it again"...I've done that before....it's pure unadulterated hell.

I should add here that when I say binge...I don't mean HUGE quanatities of food all at once....because I actually can't hold huge quantities at once.....I apparently don't have a big quantity sized capacity....what I do mean is grazing...on all of the wrong things.....all day.........hiding wrappers....being bloated and uncomfortable, wondering why I keep doing that when i feel so crummy afterwards....yet...doing it all over again........I get so tired of counting.....I have this penchant for making food disappear.......my thin days were a lot easier....we didn't have that much in the house at any one time.....this prepping has changed all of that......it is what seriously rural people do......people here in the wilderness do not ever let their food supplies get low......

I had to make a grocery store run for D and the cat this morning.....and I am glad to say I bought ONLY what they needed.......came home and made my own breakfast....and we won't even talk about that now...........but at some point....all of the tempting things will be gone......and then i can do what I did in my thin days...basically.....have healthy stuff only in the house........and then and probably only then will I be able to live like the thin person I say I want to be.  Food addiction takes a lot of different forms.......

Today I am thankful for stretchy clothes....enough said.  It is apparent to me that I am heading into total disaster........and I care and I don't care..........I probably shouldn't talk about this here...I really do not want to cause any issues for others.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/06/2019:
totally been there done that also on knowing better. but now, for me, it's too much success to throw away and hard work to go back to where i was when i was in full binge mode. plus, at those points in my life when i was in that mode fully, i wasn't exercising. so, the binges really were a way to relax i think. an unhealthy way for me to relax. that's why i believe i did them - a seratonin boost. and that makes sense since i do now take a low dose of a seratonin uptake drug. very low dose, quite common rx.

i would say that the bingeing is actually a process of self-harm and punishment. that's what it felt like when i was doing it.

but also, if when you are restrictive, it's too low, it will backfire and you'll feel deprived enough to want to go the opposite way which is bingeing. your body may be telling you to eat a little more on your healthy eating days.

perhaps when you do errands, have snacks in your bag / purse so that you can eat something on the road so you aren't ravenous when you come home. at least drink seltzer or water if you can.

well, whatever you do, please don't give up! :) there's no point in throwing away all of your own knowledge and hard work. so, like they say - the difference between the pros and the amateurs is that the pros just rebound quicker haha. what i mean is, so, you are off the saddle...let's see how fast you can get back on!

BearCountryGG on 08/06/2019:
I do think that I was denying myself too much of my faves.......and I need to work some of those in more often. I think for me...the crummy food grazing is kind of like...whooHoo....kicking up my heels.....but then it becomes too much of a habit that I can't stop...I am out of seltzer...I do think that was a big help. Thanks for your understanding and suggestions......I've reread them twice now...and will reread again.......tomorrow is another day!


Donkey on 08/07/2019:
Isn't all the sugar causing your hypoglycemia to be all over the place?

Well, I've been where you're at. Hiding wrappers, eating too much bad stuff so that it's gone.

Stuff like toaster strudel is like the perfect storm. Carbs, sugar, icing, warm, yum.

BearCountryGG on 08/07/2019:
I've had some low blood sugar days...I swear...that is when I start craving it.......I actually had a lower sugar day today...and my blood sugar dropped even lower.....I actually think the hypoglycemia sends me to eat more....it's an ongoing problem



bearcountrygg - Sunday Aug 04, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

Well...yesterday was nuts.....I won't go into it...but believe me......the neighborhood had a few good laughs...scares and out and out craziness........it would take me days to explain.......but...no pics yesterday...and taking the day off from counting anything..just eating what I want.  Have been getting some  cleaning done.....and I found something that kind of makes me happy..............if you didn't know I love planning meals, making the list...shopping ( online or in person).....don't  like hauling it in and putting it away though...LOL.........but.....while I am working on using up what is already here...I'm missing my shopping trips...I found GROCERY HAULS on YOU TUBE......what fun.....I can watch a couple of those and actually get past the desire to  shop...LOL

So.....today is a major master bd rm cleaning........and a little time doing some paperwork..........and maybe another grocery haul fix...LOL...it is beautiful out there....maybe dinner out on the deck today.  D kept smelling chocolate cake yesterday...nope...none here ( maybe a boxed mix though)...maybe it was a subtle hint from a diabetic?  Not taking that bait right now.........he doesn't need the sugar and neither do I.....if he wants cake bad enough he can go to the store and buy one.........me...I'm not shopping right now.

 

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/05/2019:
i found something on amazon, a keto brownie mix!

i have ordered it for my next delivery at the end of this month with my subscriptions:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NVXQ2KT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

BearCountryGG on 08/05/2019:
I will check those out...thanks for the heads up!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/06/2019:
very welcome, i can't wait to make them, after i get them end of this month.



bearcountrygg - Friday Aug 02, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

Oh my gosh....my husband has a problem...he gets hooked  on a specific food...and then suddenly stops eating it........I'm kind of dreading the freezer clean out for that reason....hmmmmm...maybe it's me that has the problem...I SHOULD NOT stock up on his favorites like that.....yup...it's me.....lesson learned!

Day 2 of using up up what we have around here.........the good the bad , the ugly and the mystery packages.

I keep reminding myself that there are no banned foods on WW so I can do this........

He had a toaster strudel addiction going on there for a while back in the spring......and I found the stash......had 2 for breakfast...then counted them......OH MY GOSH!!!

Anyway......walking through this one meal at a time...I can do this......they are tasty...but high cal and points...wish i had eaten only one....but that's done.....

2 cups black coffee = 0 points and 8 cals

2 apple toaster strudels 15 points and 720 cals

2/3 cup plain non fat yogurt ( I got the wrong one...thought it was greek) = 3 points and 90 cals

That turned into a high points meal...........but....serves me right.........I'm committed to using stuff up......but this was a wake up call.

Loggers all over and the wifi is sketchy.....off and on all the time...

aside from coffee, toaster strudels, yogurt, i also had chicken, rye bread, butter, peanut biutter, 2 mini bags of cookies and tea....crackers

One thing I've noticed is that yesterday was full of fruit and veg and protein...today...carbs......need to get a hold on that.

 

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/02/2019:
but like you said, you can just have one, save the other for later or for the next day! :)

that's exactly what i do about most high cal food - i try to shrink the portion, when possible, sometimes i do indulge too! :)

good addition of yogurt with it!

and coffee !

coffee at work helps me to feel full after my breakfasts since i do not eat oatmeal for breakfast at work because it messes with my digestion / bathroom issues at work.

BearCountryGG on 08/02/2019:
Yup...should have just stuck to one....I should have looked up the stats first.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/02/2019:
you know for next time :) i am very sure you have more haha ;)

BearCountryGG on 08/02/2019:
There are more in the freezer...LOL


Maria7 on 08/02/2019:
Glad you are having a good day...Nice food photos, too!

BearCountryGG on 08/02/2019:
Hopefully tomorrow works better


Donkey on 08/03/2019:
The same thing happened with my kids. They would love something, and then stop. Left with many unfinished boxes of Pop Tarts, Kraft Mac n Cheese, chicken nuggets, etc.

BearCountryGG on 08/05/2019:
Yeah....now I have to clean up the dregs of the pkgs...LOL



bearcountrygg - Thursday Aug 01, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

WiFi is on this morning........and I'm committed to using it when and where possible...our new norm...and just rolling with it.....funny how things can seem normal after coping with them for awhile......that's life. 

Recently I committed myself to using up everything in the house......foods, tolietries, cleaning supplies......etc........and I'm finding myself having to get creative...and I'm enjoying it........I'm still making nice meals where possible for D...no need to make him miserable....and because I just seem to be afflicted with this need to use things up.......then that is what I just need to do.  Why fight it?  It's a money saver, a great use of resources and I enjoy it....so I'm no longer going to beat myself up over it....I will just fly with it and have a good old time. My parents grew up in the depression and since I spent my childhood always making use of everything available...it's just in my DNA I guess......so........today...and for as long as I can get online...or until I burn out on photos.....I plan to snap pics of what i'm eating for the day....some meals will look normal ( for me)....some will contain mystery meats...LOL....some will just be flat out ugly and weird.........but I will be counting WW points and or calories...or a combo of the two......I'm committed to using up and clearing out....and attempting to teach myself mainly that overcooking quantities is not always a good thing.....and it sure makes a lot of tiny packages of mystery food in the freezer......and because D has a penchant for leaving tiny bits in packages...there is that........I will work it out...whatever.......it is actually fun for me to get this done....most likely it will be a comedy of errors......and weird meals......and life goes on..........with vitamins and supplements added to pick up the slack........I'm looking forward to empty freezers, and cabinets and pantry closet.........onward and downward.

Breakfast consisted of 2 things that need to just go........the apple was getting shrively...and if I don't start using them then i will have to toss them.....don't need to carelessly waste money and resources that way.....and a Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich...that I bought accidentally.....( should have gotten the lower cal turkey one...but NOPE...not me...grabbed the worst possible choice in the freezer case)...sigh......so now...even though they are twice the WW points...I will just have to bite the bullet and eat them.

2  cups black coffee = 0 points and 8 cals

1 large glass of Twinings berry iced tea = 0 cals and 0 points

Jimmy Dean cheddar biscuit, sausage, egg, cheese breakfast sandwich at a whopping 14 points and 390 cals

1 shriveled apple = 0 points and 94 cals

Lunch was a tiny amt of penne pasta with a tiny amt of ground beef and tomatoes...i mixed in a whole jar of roasted red peppers so the points were 7 and the cals were 322

homemade coleslaw was 3 points and 97 cals

apple = 0 points and 94 cals

pear = 0 points and 96 cals

----------------------------------------------------

so far I've used 24 points and 1,101 cals

Dinner was.............

a cup of chicken broth 0 points and 10 cals

light mozzarella stick = 1 point and 50 cals

fiber ole tortilla wrap = 1 point and 50 cals

deli sliced chicken breast = 0 points and 60 cals

brown mustard = 0 points and 15 cals

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Done eating for the day...still drinking that tea from this morning....points for the day = 27........calories = 1,286

 

 

 

Horn_of_plenty on 08/01/2019:
just like you, i've been eager to use things up too. Sometimes i also take a count or record of what i have so i can plan to stop deliveries or orders. I am starting to have a lot of food building up in my freezer (veggies) so i may skip a delivery of veggies so i don't have to cook them on a busier upcoming weekend and just eat what's in my freezer that week! :)it would def save some cash...

i hope you'll share some photos with us! I'll try not to make fun of anything weird ;)

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2019:
The thrifty part of me says "save it"...the other part of me says...okay...now that you bothered to save it...now you have to use it...LOL...it is a money saver...but it is so much more fun to just go buy something else.....I'm committed....stuff just has to be used up.....I also am going to just stop the shopping until it's gone.....and fresh produce b=can be the worst....it's so prone to spoilage.....a nice veggie soup can make good use of thise things....I need to keep reminding myself of that! And by the way...ot's okay to laugh...I will be lauging right along with you...I truly can make fun of myself better than anyone...LOL


Donkey on 08/01/2019:
I've discovered that squirrels and rabbits love fruit that nobody here will eat -- especially grapes and ales like you described (although I will eat wrinkled fruit, too).

I bet breakfast holds you for a while.

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2019:
We do toss out old fruit in the spring when bear are in hibernation....right now...they would be knocking on the windows asking for more...LOL I hope breakfast holds me...I really ate early....

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2019:
My comment above should have said in the WINTER we throw out old fruits...mostly apples.....


Maria7 on 08/01/2019:
I love you photos. Thanks for sharing them with us. Your breakfast looks very good. Mine was 3 cups of decaf lite coffees and a chicken salad sandwich.

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2019:
Your breakfast sounds better!!!!

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2019:
Your breakfast sounds better!!!!


legcramps on 08/01/2019:
Yes! The little bits in the freezer! I have so many little packages in there and I have no idea what's in them anymore. Chances are they are a little freezer-burned too.

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2019:
Yup...I hear ya! I will have to evaluate mine as I go along......but if they are edible...I will use them...I see a lot of mystery meals in my immediate future...LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 08/01/2019:
i also wanted to mention you got me craving a breakfast biscuit.

i'd like to make my own, lower sugar version to bring to work :)

gonna find a recipe amongst a few other dessert items i will be making at some point!

BearCountryGG on 08/02/2019:
These were really high cal/pts...will be glad when they are gone...homemade would be better.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/01/2019:
all your meals look FANTASTIC ! every single bite!!!!!!!!!

BearCountryGG on 08/02/2019:
Thanks...had a good day!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/01/2019:
one last thing - cup of chicken broth - what a GREAT idea.

in the wintertime, i'm going to start doing that i think with lunches at work!!!!

BearCountryGG on 08/02/2019:
Was a different way to use up a carton...still a little left for today!



bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jul 31, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

Caught the wifi on so I thought I would take advantage of it...........georgous day here....all is well....D was diagnosed with  a kidney stone...I told him he should just let me diagnose him in the future...LOL...all those doctors for basically nothing...1 more test yet for him...but not until september. 

I need to get out and sprinkle some perennial seeds around today....I love it when random flowers pop up in these woods.........such a sight....and oddly they do change from year to year...I don't know how that happens but it does. 

Really working on using up what we have on hand here........but it's getting there....then will decide rather to restock for a yr or just shop possibly monthly...with a few random produce purchases as needed....but for now.....what is here needs to get used.....

Feeling great.......getting lots done.......still finding things to donate...I LOVE THAT!!! 

 

legcramps on 07/31/2019:
Good idea to use up what you have before deciding what to get; I should do that too. I have some food items that have been pushed to the back of my pantry!

BearCountryGG on 07/31/2019:
Me too........it's easy to forgrt stuff when it's buried in a cupboard......I've had to get creative...LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 08/01/2019:
Sounds like some lovely days for you.

I'm glad it wasn't only a stone for D. I hear they are horrible. My dad had one a year or two ago which landed him in the hospital with horrible pain too.

Regardnig produce, i've been eating a lot more fruit since it's in season and a good price and just tastes great. i've been eating at least 2 serving a day, sometimes more. It's enjoyable for me to eat fruit in the evening at home and relax with it. not rush eating it and just enjoy it all...

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2019:
They will be doing a bladder scope in September...and then hopefully that will be negative.....we think it all happened because he was drinking apple cider vinegar and it broke up stones......they told him to drink lemon juice instead.....



bearcountrygg - Thursday Jul 25, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

Okay...funny story time.....yesterday...the porch stalker guy prompted D to go to the drug store and pick up SD cards for the trail cams...and a pepper spray.......a neighbor lady waited on him in the store....he mentioned that we had a scary guy.....D thought he recognised the cashier as a neighbor from about a mile down the rd.......in their chatting...she mentioned that she also keeps pepper spray for all of the girls in her family and herself............this morning...she mention our porch guy to her husband.....and he said it was him...both days....LOL......her husband has been very sick and while I hadn't actually seen him for a couple of years.......he has deteriorated a lot and looks very different.....so....emergency averted...and what a relief........anyway...she stopped in here this morning to let us know it was her husband...   I do believe that what happens is what is supposed to happen for some reason....what made D go to that store for sd cards and pepper spray......at just the time that she was working...( we didn't know she worked there)...and what made him recognise her when they had never actually met but he had seen heer in their yard. 

This all makes me realize that things are probably set up in a way that we get our answers...maybe not the way we expected to get them....but that we are led to those answers..........and it is reassuring to me.......I needed to be a bit more cautious.......I should have been carrying pepper spray anyway ( like back in the 80's).......I met the neighbor lady..........her husband  came back today and D and him had a good laugh...they are very nice people...he is very sick and looks totally different now........and I can breathe again..........LOL

I decided to count Ww points today.........started with coffee and 0% yogurt at no points at all..........drinking lots of water......

Horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2019:
what a coincidence lol...glad it's figured out and everyone is safe!

BearCountryGG on 07/26/2019:
Such a relief!


Donkey on 07/26/2019:
That is a funny ending to a scary story! I'm glad it turned out to be ok and bit something more sinister.

I'd continue with taking those safety precautions, though. Unfortunately, can't be too careful these days.

How did WW points go?

BearCountryGG on 07/26/2019:
Points went great....wifi is quite an issue but living with it....it just seems like I'm in the range when I actively count them and not...so was well.........I am going to be more careful now...it did wake me up to seeing how easy bad stuff can happen.


Maria7 on 07/31/2019:
Hoping you are having a good day!



bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jul 24, 2019
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After a day of rain and lots of thunder ( and other things).....today is bright and sunny....and loving that.  I solved the issue about personal protection (without a gun for me)...Apparently D had kept the voice mail to him when i was so scared of that guy here the other day...stomping around the porch and looking in the windows)....and apparently he listened to it several times....while he was outside.......the terror in my voice was so obvious....and he came inside and told me that I needed to order some pepper spray....for each entry door, the car and my purse....he was visably upset about how it upset me.....he does worry when I'm here alone sometimes.......placed that order this morning.......i will say back in the day when I sold real estate....I always had a bottle of pepper spray on my keychain...but that is long gone.......almost needed to use that a couple of times......but that's another story ...LOL...wasn't funny then though. 

I ordered some meal prep containers that should arrive tomorrow...to help control serving sizes........I have such a need to use things up....and that can so easily lead to eating more of something than i really need, should eat or even want........instead of just going with the flow on using things up....I'm looking for ways to control the problem...because that use up mentality is so deeply ingrained in me....just stopping it cold turkey is not effective.......all of the other little annoying things that it seems I can not just STOP on my own are becoming a different type of challenge for me.......just stopping something without putting something else in it's place is just never going to work.....so finding replacements has turned ito a fun challenge...and it's working...........and i think the prep containers will make it even more fun and easy..........I'm also going to get some of the very small snack bags/containers for serving sized portions of little things like nuts....or even candy..........i will add the points and calories to those too.........also considering a rewards chart....used to work for kids...LOL

 

EDIT...same guy standing on my front porch again.....skinny...truck running....this time he barely knocked...looked out another window...and he was actually leaning against the front porch railing watching TV throiugh the window...D got home about 10 minutes later...luckily I got a pic of the truck this time....D is out driving around looking for him......this guy barely weighs 100 pounds....I'm still shaking.....we figure he must be looking for D....but he doesn't recognise the truck..........I'm still locked in here......

D couldn't find him....so went to the store and bought the little card for a trail cam and a pepper spray....and I got my dads old billy club out.......( he used  to be in the mounted division of the sheriffs posse).......................UUUUGGGHHHH!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/24/2019:
ok, great idea for the pepper spray :)

I also have major portion control issues. that's the reason i rely so heavily on at least having one large meal each day that has veggies. helps me at work get back to work and not snack all afternoon. my large veggie meal cuts my cravings a bit.

Wow...i am sorry that guy came back. he does sound like a thief?

BearCountryGG on 07/24/2019:
I don't know.....D has now put up 2 trail cams....one on front porch...and one on the driveway......2 only possibilities have been cleared....D doesn't recognise truck.....or description of the guy.......unfortunately the pics of the guy did not turn out...but the truck did.....just scary.


Donkey on 07/24/2019:
The containers are a really good idea! Also, if you can do it, I think the online grocery shopping with Walmart will help you a lot.

That is so scary about your porch visitors. Pepper spray at each door, and more, is a very good idea!

BearCountryGG on 07/25/2019:
I think it will all be a new and different thing that will peak my interst a little more...sure can't hurt......porch guy was a neighbor....a very sickly neigbor that has really changed....and we are so relieved to have an answer.



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