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bearcountrygg - Monday Nov 20, 2017
(none...just being careful)
Weight: 238.0

Supposed to get into the 40's today....snow still on the ground here........after yesterdays day of sleeping...I'm finally caught up and raring to go today.....need to take these days when I get them and accomplish things.

Hearty breakfast of egg, ham and cheese scramble and fried potatoes with mocha coffee 

Snack = low blood sugar so had a little chocolate

Lunch = homemade lasagna

We are in the midst of a power outage right now...but we have a generac so it started itself up like a charm....reported it...1,200 homes out...and they don't know why...it's a beautiful clear sunny day here.........well their power back on time went by....and now the new time is 6:30....got into the sugar and turned into a pig....so

snack = candy and cookies....guess it's stress.........oh well

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 108 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 11/20/2017:
Do you put chocolate in your coffee? if so, you can add cocoa powder for VERY LITTLE CALORIES :)

I'll try to propose to you substitutes that would be lower cal :) unless you tell me not to! It's fun for me...

Our weather has been in 50's which is wonderful. Yesterday is was VERY windy things blowing EVERYHWERE, but it wasn't a struggle bc it was around 50, not like 30 degrees.

enjoy your more productive day :)

yes, thank you for the support, i'll be taking the class as soon as it is available. and i'll be continuing my exercise because it's major enjoyment.

i've been very injured in the past due to overdoing, so, i know that when i'm involved in too much, not sleeping enough, etc., it will inhibit the exercise.

So, i'll try to make it all work...

kudos to you doing so much when your kids were young. it'd have made me sick...you are a strong woman.

bearcountrygg on 11/20/2017:
Sure...I would love to have you tell me of some substitutes....... When my kids were young I loved to have my days jam packed......and as the boys got older that is a big part of why we took foster children...we often had 3 in diapers and bottles at that time...and I LOVED IT! We had a twin stroller and I put one in a pack that I wore...and off we went. It's funny because when I was a kid playing with dolls...I always played with several baby dolls at a time...never just one...and I can say I really did not like my Barbie much at all......baby dolls were my thing...so the babies were better for me in multiples. So....A full day suited me then...now...I'm basically just worn out...LOL...could not do it now.

bearcountrygg on 11/20/2017:
Oh...and I havent tried cocoa in my coffee...I'll try that....do you add sugar too?

horn_of_plenty on 11/20/2017:
if i were to do it - i would use liquid stevia, it's calorie free. it's the extract from a plant and my preferred calorie-free sweetener. you can find it on amazon for around $12 a bottle that'll last over a month for sure. buy the alcohol free one, i can send you a link if you are interested.

i use stevia to sweeten both food and drinks. i love it. i sweeten my seltzers with it to make them taste like soda..much sweeter than a flavored seltzer, no sugar.

bearcountrygg on 11/20/2017:
I have agave nectar and truvia crystals...I'll try those....better use them up first. Thanx

horn_of_plenty on 11/20/2017:
yes, the truvia is good. no cals.

Agave has cals, but is healthy.

i currently do also use honey, because it has lots of antioxidants and has dimished my allergy symptoms in the Springtime. so even tho there's some cals in honey, it's benefits outweigh the calorie "burden."

good also using truvia.

when you are done with the truvia, i have scoured Amazon to find the best Stevia product for the lowest price i could find.

bearcountrygg on 11/20/2017:
Ok...thanks...I will keep that in mind......OH....The power just came back on...finally!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/20/2017:
i am now assuming bc you are in the woods that when there are storms, you might get a lot of outages?

In the summertime, where i lived growing up, the lightning (and thunderstorms) were a big problem causing a few outages each summer!

bearcountrygg on 11/20/2017:
This one was kind of random...but we do get a couple each year....trees falling on wires...etc..thank goodness for generators.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/20/2017:
i hadn't heard of a shrimp burger either and that's why i ordered it. a friend had a massive gift certificate for dinner and many i think just ordered small items (there were 9 of us!)...the bill was practically paid for and we only owed $6 each. some ordered a bunch of things but drinks and some appetizers were ordered ahead of time. either way, for me it was a cheap meal ($10 beer and $6 meal). she had some kinda gift certificate both to the restaurant and also a discount on broadway show tickets.

anyways, the shrimp burger wasn't really a patty, well it looked like a patty though - but it was really just a bunch of shrimp like pushed into a patty and grilled. it tasted good but wasn't very unique. very healthy though!

bearcountrygg on 11/20/2017:
Interesting...I assumed it had been ground and formed into a patty...basically it would be easy to place shrimp on a bun then...it would be healthy!

bearcountrygg - Sunday Nov 19, 2017
(none...just being careful)
Weight: 238.0

 Lots of snow today...and it's piling up.....it's beautiful...makes everything so nice and clean looking......I'm having a sleepy unmotivated day.......I just want to close my eyes and sleep the day away.

Breakfast = coffee, yogurt

snack = orange juice and 2 almond btter granola bars

Lunch baked potato, baked beans and ham

snack = cake in a cup

Dinner = tea, tuna salad and 6 crackers

evening = pop corn. annies gummies

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 108 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg - Saturday Nov 18, 2017
(none...just being careful)
Weight: 238.0

  got on the scales this morning for the first time in a long time and was shocked.....Too much junk food lately for sure so I'm counting calories with fitday again...luckily I have their CD so it's easy....but man....it doesn't take me long to snap back to the old bad habits and put the pounds back on.  

It's like starting over again..


oikos yogurt 

False alarm...it was the scales...they  have been weighing Denny heavy these last few days too.....now they died....so we got the old ones out and we are right where we thought we were...I coudn't figure out how my weight went up 17 pounds and I didn't feel it and my clothes still fit......well...it didn't...what a relief...so no calorie counting as long as I'm not gaining...I will keep doing what i'm doing. Don't know rather to try another new battery or toss them....hmmmm

Lunch = whole wheat roll with beef and mayo, grapefruit juice, almond butter bar and chocolate

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 108 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/19/2017:
I'm so glad that your scale was broken! How demoralizing and shocking it must have been to see those numbers. That reminds me of many years ago, when my family had one of those old-fashioned scales. I knew it conked out when it said I lost 30+ pounds overnight, going from around 120 (I was young) to 87 -- LOL!

bearcountrygg on 11/19/2017:
!7 pounds just seemed impossible......and I'm glad he found the old one...he had been complaining for a few days about it.....it was a shock! 30 pounds overnight...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 11/19/2017:
If you want to lesson the calories on grapefruit juice, you can mix half the amount with seltzer or any of your diet drinks - i think you are the one who drinks the ... (i'm trying to remember the name of the drink)..oh ok, those "ICE" drinks. I think it's you who drinks them?

You must have been SO THANKFUL that it was the scale and not you!

Means that you are doing things right. Keep on. And if you want to make any more changes, and when you decide you want to lose more weight, simply make ONE SMALL CHANGE in your habits. Whether it's having an omelette with one less egg (i think you already only eat one egg - so that's not an option lol), or having one cookie instead of two, whatever it is - go for it, and the change will eventually help your weight loss.

That's for when and if you want to - but also, you are probably still learning to eat by intuition and without calorie counting, so if you are still learning these new things, you don't need to make any more changes yet, no matter how small :)

thanks for all the advice you've been giving me, i know i sound very lazy and i admit i have some kinda problem following thru with becoming actually good at any field i have worked in. it's because i didn't practice or put in enough effort. I'm better with active jobs, task oriented jobs...too bad i realized this really late in life, after injuries.

I'll for now have to settle with my job and hope to keep it. Signing up for the course my father wants me to take also. It's a LOT of commitments for this winter. I guess i'll learn to push thru, once again.

bearcountrygg on 11/19/2017:
You can do it! And thanks for the advice....I will try those.

bearcountrygg - Friday Nov 17, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 238.0

 Tearing into the food closet and setting up new sheving system....I think this is going to work beautifully..........finally there will be  a system and  I will be able to find things when i need them and it will also allow me to use u[p older things first.     Way too may past date cans and boxes in there...I'm not afraid to eat them...as long as they are not bulging or look different in some way......This is what we needed to prevent that from happening.

Breakfast = breakfast sandwich, coffee and grapefruit juice

Lunch= I'm planning to make a green salad, steak and pot stickers

Dinner will be yogurt and ?

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 108 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 11/17/2017:
It's good you have dates on them anyways, to help you eat those oldest things first.

I am sorta afraid when it comes to eating old things, sometimes i do throw out.

Your food planning looks great. Do you always drink grapefruit juice? What makes you choose grapefruit?

Yum to the pot stickers!

and dinner sounds nice, light!

i'm going with a light dinner tonight also. A protein muffin, i think. with jello. maybe ice cream too. yep.

bearcountrygg on 11/17/2017:
I just love pink grapefruit juice...I buy it by the case in 1 serving bottles....good source of vitamin c. Denny can't have it because of a trygliceride med he takes...so I need to drink the whole case myself.

bearcountrygg - Thursday Nov 16, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 238.0

 The rain finally stopped...they turned the overflow off at the dam......so maybe we can have some winter now......I'm ready.  waiting for fed Ex again today...aparently one box had it's label ripped...and they had to correct it..so second day of deliveries here......coming.in today ( hopefully) is a shelving storage unit for a closet...I'm looking forward to that.

Breakfast, 1 egg, ham, english muffin, cheese, coffee

snack = a few chewy candies aand a zero cal flavored water

Lunch = big green salad with ginger dressing, pickled beets, 1 mini pizza and a few leftover fries

 Dinner = yogurt, grapefruit juice, cookie and chocolate

Just got word that brother in law got his first chemo treatment and it went well....yesterday was a bummer for him though...his  port had been put in too deep and it went all the way through his ventricle ( heart)....they replaced it...and he was good to go today.  We just lost another brother in law to cancer last year.....this is getting to sound way to familiar.....a good frind's husband is fighting  it now too....my Dad died of it after being diagnosed only 5 weeks before.......cancer....UGH!!!

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 108 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2017:
Your rain stopped and came to NYC today. Lots of rain through the morning, stopping now.

I hope you get your correct deliveries!

Then you can do your arranging.

Breakfast sounds great!!!!!! yum!

bearcountrygg on 11/16/2017:
We have snow now...maybe you will get it tomorrow? Still waiting on fed ex

horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2017:
NO NO NO thankfully no snow yet....it's in the 50's lately over here :)

bearcountrygg on 11/16/2017:
Fed Ex came....shelving put together...now I will be able to find things in that closet....looking forward to that.

bearcountrygg - Wednesday Nov 15, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 238.0

Pouring rain all night and apparently all day...i LOVE the rain...a little thunder would make me even happier...I am such a nester!!!!  Lotsof odds and ends to do today.......and waiting for a fed ex delivery......I'm sure the deer hunters aren't happy today.....

Breakfast = egg, bacon, english muffin and coffee

a.m. snack = granola bar

Lunch = hamburger and fries

 Snack = banana and almond  butter bar ( now these could get addicting)

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 108 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 11/15/2017:
I'm glad the day is working in your favor ... too bad for the deer hunters hahaha.

Breakfast sounds great. I had a similar one: small wrap with cream cheese and salami. now just working on lessening my craving for candy this morning!...i was in a really bad habit, so i'm working to curb it...it started around my trips ... feeling i was constantly on the go i was craving carbs and sweets and sugar basically...getting back to reality now.

I hope you enjoy the day, i enjoy being home also and moving at my own pace.

bearcountrygg on 11/15/2017:
It's nice that you have some time off to recharge.......we all need a break sometime!

horn_of_plenty on 11/15/2017:
where'd you get the hamburger and fries from!? yummmm

bearcountrygg on 11/15/2017:
Made them myself.

horn_of_plenty on 11/15/2017:
WOW VERY NICE...super nice to make your food yourself. that's another thing i think i'll refocus on this year.

Really, if you want to know how i want to help myself - it's by using my time at home to learn to do more things for myself. I will learn a few easy things to make this year...like how to bake fish...and get used to making fish at home...so i can get off of making chicken and turkey burgers. !!!

i also want to make the mashed cauliflower this year. and cauliflower fried rice.

i am the biggest procrastinator....and now i finally have the time to work on cooking.

it's not a job that i should be concerned with as much as cooking and doing things at home for myself at this time :)

bearcountrygg on 11/15/2017:
I love to cook....and baking fish is simple.....and super fast...and you can buy the bags of riced cauliflower in the freezer department...super fast to make too.

bearcountrygg - Tuesday Nov 14, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 238.0

 Going to venture out into the wild today....hope the ice is off the roads.............I'm getting cabin fever a bit...not really seriously...but a bit.  

Breakfast = coffee, egg, toast, bacon

Lunch = hamburger and fries and a pure organic bar

snack = chocolate

Dinner = banana, chicken and nudles alfredo, coffee ( decaf)

Went shopping and the car didn't seem to lock..it even beeped at me.....went  into store...and came out and put things in back of car....opened drivers door and realized why it wouldn't lock before...I had never turned it  off!!!!   OMG........This car doesn't start with a key...and you push a button to turn it off....apparently it was unlocked and running for the whole time I was in the store...it is so quiet...and the steering wheel is so thick that it blocks my view of the start/stop button.  I'm considering myself very lucky to still have a car this afternoon!   Then I get home and the garage door opener won't open the door more than a foot......3rd try was a charm........I'm thinking I either need to get out more...or maybe they should just lock me up.....

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 108 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 11/14/2017:
I'm really glad you are heading out....good to take a break from being indoors :) I even try to take my hamster out of it's cage most days...bc they can actually get sick by never giving them a change of scenery :) enjoy your change of scenery...let us know what you ended up doing today.

bearcountrygg on 11/14/2017:
Basically I ended up losing it! Dang new car ideas!

innerpeace on 11/14/2017:
OMG you are lucky indeed! I hate those push button starts. I rented a car in OK with one and I misplaced the FOB you needed to have to even get it to start. I looked for that thing for two days. Finally when i was packing to leave, I found it in a pair of shoes I wore to the wedding I went to. I was feeling very lucky that day, or else I couldn't have returned that stupid rental car!

I am waiting for it to snow, we might get a measurable amount over the weekend.

bearcountrygg on 11/14/2017:
Hate that button on/off thing...and there is NO GAS CAP.......love the car but the new things are evil

bearcountrygg - Monday Nov 13, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 238.0

Denny called me into the dining room this morning to look outside and see 2 does having their breakfast.  I love seeing them....at our last house on Christmas day there were 11 deer grazing on the lawn...just a perfect picture for the whole family to see.   Deer bow season is on now and firearm season starts wednesday..........hopefully we still have them visiting after season is over.  Denny is headed to the car dealership for truck service, I was going to the grocery store for perishables but the roads are icy...so that will have to wait for another day.  We have enough food here for at least a year but perishables need to keep being replenished.  I unearthed a lot of neat stuff in the basement yesterday......need to make room for it up here.........I've committed myself to spend less sitting down time and more on my feet time......will see how that goes.  I need to get some things done once and for all...I have a tendency to put things off...can't keep doing that.

Breakfast = cheese omelette, toast, ham, coffee

Snack = chocolate

Lunch = chicken, beets and  fettuchini alfredo

Snack = veggie straws

Dinner = chicken salad, 6 crackers, raisins, peanut butter

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 108 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 11/13/2017:
sounds like really beautiful scenery around you, what a scenic way to start your day :)

bearcountrygg on 11/13/2017:
This is a beautiful place.....loads of pines and no lawn to mow...the only thing we hear is the neighbors dogs and the racetrack we call our road.....over the last month all of the people from downstate are here for their country fix...and they drive like idiots..no stop signs for miles and no stop lights make so many that come here to hunt think they can drive 100 miles an hour....I will be very glad when deer season ends.

happy-1 on 11/13/2017:
This sounds like a post from Your LL Bean Boyfriend... http://yourllbeanboyfriend.tumblr.com/

bearcountrygg on 11/14/2017:
Went there...looked at that....LOL...Yeah...Like that. Except that we are now old.....so now it goes more like......they wandered into the woods...tripping over twigs and branches and luckily not breaking bones...but getting up again was tough....they tried to help each other up...but to no avail...when a porcupine made his entrance... suddenly they both amazingly appeared on their feet...and tripping and fast walking to the safety of the front porch...wow...getting the mail can be dangerous he said!

Donkey on 11/13/2017:
Your comment yesterday - which relates to today's post - about decluttering in stages was very eye-opening for me. I have a lot of Norman Rockwell & Marshall Fields memorabilia that my mom collected (Lord only knows why) that I have not been able to sell or throw away. Nobody wants it but I don't have it in me to just pitch it. It may be that we end up moving it with us to go through at a later date.

bearcountrygg on 11/14/2017:
Yes.....later does change the perspective on things....could you sell them? Norman Rockwell was so pertinent to my childhood...it was the good in people and sending the right messages of how to behave at that time. I'm sure that Rockwell is like committing some horrible evil now days.....expecting people to act in some set right or wrong way. Well...everything old will be new again...maybe they will come back into fashion sometime.....they really are sweet, descriptive pictures.

happy-1 on 11/14/2017:
Bear - LOL on your story rewrite. Maybe it is more like "Denny went out and gathered beeswax and local herbs and brought them to me in a bouquet. He brushed my hair and whispered, 'Later I'll make it into a liniment oil I know will knock your socks off.'"

bearcountrygg on 11/14/2017:

bearcountrygg - Sunday Nov 12, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 238.0

 Up early and trying to figure out which one of the coffee makers is leaking water all over the countertop....Oh my life is so exciting!  

Breakfast = yogurt and coffee

Heading for the basement to go through bins from my parents house that were moved here over 2 years ago.  At the time it took me 3 months to settle their business, pass some things on to other family members , donate so much to salvation army that they sent a huge truck to pick it up....many trips made by me to St Vincet dePauls , goodwill and salvation army drop offs and a moving company to haul what I decided to keep here.  Now...after almost 3 years I think I'm ready to weed things out again.  It's been a task that I have been putting off.  I remember a friend who had 50 bins in her garage from her Mother...and then Vickie herself died without ever sorting through them herself and it was left to her Husband and daughters.  I don't want to do that to my family........I remember that  3 months it took me to empty my parents house so it could be sold...that is not the legacy that I want to leave my kids......just a month before my Mom passed away she told me she was leaving me a mess.....  their house was always beautiful and neat...but they knew how to stash stuff in attics, under furniture and and in hiding spots that almost defy gravity.......I found some beautiful  treasures...I also found things that were not worth storing.  My Dad had written instructions on what to do upon their deaths, where to find the wills and who to call to settle their affairs...that notebook was so valuable to me at the time......and as I settled things...I created my own notebook with info on every call and correspondence......I told my sister in law about these notebooks and she did the same when her husband died.  Sometimes things like that mean more to family than some trinket.  I need to create a book for my husband and kids....my husband does not even know how to deal with our monthly bills...and what our passwords are.  I have a lot to do.

AM snack = chocolate

Lunch = green salad with coutons and ginger dressing, 1 baked chicken leg and some chicken stuffing

Evening = grilled cheese

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 108 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/12/2017:
I am having a similar day, trying to figure out which kitty is not using the litter boxes.

bearcountrygg on 11/12/2017:
UGH......I have been there....what I found was that one of ours did not like the new litter...and when one had to be declawed because she was ruining a wall...I put shredded paper in her litterbox while she was healing...and she refused to use that. Possibly a different type of litter will help.

bearcountrygg - Saturday Nov 11, 2017
(Learning self control with food)
Weight: 238.0

 Trying this again today........I am so not in the mood to replace this laptop.....


homemeade breakfast sandwich and coffee

am snack = botltle of sparkling ice, 1 pure organic bar and , cake in a cup ( these are excellent but high in calories....but it does keep me from making a whole cake so I go with it.

Lunch was a bunch of leftovers that either needed to be eaten or thrown out...actually I did both....warmed it all, ate part and tossed the rest.  = 1 ounce ham, half cup chili, rice pilaf and noodles with picante sauce

 Evening = yogurt, chips, chocolate

I definately need to concentrate on fruit and veggies tomorrow

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 108 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/11/2017:
I was very reluctant to replace my laptop... then I had no choice. Now I'm glad I did. Didn't appreciate the expense, but I guess it's one of those necessary evils. Hang in there!

bearcountrygg on 11/11/2017:
we have 2 really iffy ones right now...plus Iphones....I'm babying this one along...but it does seem we need to replace them every 3 or 4 years...and the phones about every 2 yrs.....

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