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bearcountrygg - Monday Aug 17, 2020
(Intermittant fasting and intuitive eating)
Weight: 130.0

Looks like a nice day but I can't get warmed up....darn low thyroid.....so winter clothes in the summer is my only answer.......so thats what it is. 

All orders from everywhere but amazon have arrived........one order apparently leaked and was sent back to them.....so they okaed the refund this morning.  One order ( dog nail clippers that were ordere on July 22nd...still haven't arrived and tracking shows they were in Detroit on August 1st...took 5 days to leave there and then disappeared into thin air...there is no record anywhere of them............the last order from the amazon pantry will arrive today.....

It feels like fall...of course I'm always cold...everyone else is in shorts and I'm wearing a sweat shirt and long pant, socks and maybe even a heating pad...LOL

scales are sticking where they need to be so no counting and I guess this is where I should be......D is working on his wt now and while the junk is still very present...he's a guy and the wt still comes off so he is happy......

The old age brain fog is with us and will only get worse...but we had a discussion the other day...I had found myself getting irritated with him.....I felt he wasn't trying or doing anything to fight it...and I was ending up being more of a caretaker ( he seemed to like that..UGH).....so I basically put my opinion on the line......I wasn't liking him being so willing to give up...and I wan't liking me so angry about it..........the talk surely helped......he realized that he can try harder...do one thing at a time and concentrate on what he is doing more...and it worked........I also stopped any criticism and basically stopped babysitting him......we had both gotten into some bad habits........and yesterday and so far today it is a lot more pleasant around here.  These difficult times do put a lot of pressure on us and I know we were not necessarily handling it in the right way.  But we are both happier now......besides.....he doesn't need a mommy and I don't need a baby!!!!   If and when the day comes when I really do need to take care of him I will...but not sooner than needed.........

This place needs a good cleaning up so that will be what i do today.  Not exciting or interesting but necessary.

 

Progress as of today: 125.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 08/17/2020:
You amaze me. I have never successfully had this conversation with anyone and come to a common understanding.

bearcountrygg on 08/17/2020:
I will admit that compromise has not always been easy with him...I have often given in and let him have his way.....but s the years went by he realized that he should not always be the "winner"...and he also knows that he will need my help eventually so I think that does have an impact....I think what pushed me to have that talk with him was my own disgust with my reactions...I wasn't liking how I was handling things myself.....and so he wanted that to stop I'm sure...LOL

bearcountrygg on 08/17/2020:
I think for him it was a win win...he knew I wouldn't be such a shrew if he compromised...I also think he didn;t realize he wasn't trying to do better...but was just gving into the dementia.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2020:
I actually had the same cold feeling this AM! it actually may have dipped just below 70F last night and when i got up this morning, all I felt was COLD! I actually brought a fleece with me to wear during my drive in my car!

well, don't feel too bad! I am always cold too. When I went into the office for the interview, it was freezing...everyone had on layers! I was remembered how when i worked in the office, i always needed my fleece LOL.

like Happy said, nice talk with your hubby. Proud of you for talking and getting it out in the open and trying to make it BETTER for the both of you.

bearcountrygg on 08/17/2020:
I'm satisfied that it worked...the last 2 days have been better. I think offices are just that way...mine alwsys chilly too.


Donkey on 08/18/2020:
I'm glad you had that talk with your husband.

bearcountrygg on 08/18/2020:
Me too...I was turning into a shrew and now he isn't acting like a needy baby,....LOL



bearcountrygg - Saturday Aug 15, 2020
(Intermittant fasting and intuitive eating)
Weight: 130.0

Just wanted to jump on here quickly to say that the poster Theodora2 is me.....I wanted to record what D is eating for awhile to look for patterns and i don't want to influence his choices at this time.....I'm the shopper so I can manage what comes into the house ....he wants to lose some weight so this will also  help me decide what to buy.  He does need to lose a few or more than a few....I intended to post privately but at first it didn't work out that way...I have it corrected now so that won't be public.  I did delete the 2 that showed up here.  No big deal...and NO HIS NAME IS NOT THEODORA...LOL....it's part of an old family name.....He doesn't want anything to do with olnline posting so it works for me at the m,oment...

P.S.     He doesn't know I'm keeping track of his food.......because I just want to observe right now...especially since he is wanting to lose...i want to make sure he eats enough....

Progress as of today: 125.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2020:
sweet thing for you to do for him <3 that's a wonderful wife!!!

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2020:
I can see he searches out snacks...LOL


Donkey on 08/15/2020:
LOL! Funny you disclose this, because I was just wondering how "she" was doing on her first diet day.

I think that's a really good idea to do. I'm not sure I'd be quick to start evaluating until you have several days to see if there are trends, etc.

I've been suggesting to my husband that he keep a food diary to see if we can figure out what triggers his IBD. He won't, but I did start to notice a correlation between pizza & spaghetti and bathroom issues. Not sure if it's the gluten in the pasta/crust or the sauce.

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2020:
Guys are like that...apparently they like to leave that stuff up to us...LOL...or in D's case...ME...LOL.......D did recognise that the sugar free candy is causing him some similar problems...but not a surprise because sugar alcohol does that....could your husbands problem be lactose intolerance ( cheese).......turning into food detective here...LOL

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2020:
I think it will help me figure out what to keep on hand for him...he had asked for somethings like cheetos....and I got them for him....yet I now wish I had gotten a smaller pkg....live and learn.....he does get on the scales each day and tells me what he weighs.....so he's making it easy for me...LOL...he rarely asks me to buy him anything but he does ask if we have any because he knows I will get that the next shopping trip......and sometimes he's past the craving and it just sits here unopened.


happy-1 on 08/16/2020:
You are hilarious. I am picturing you peeking around corners and counting the cookies.

bearcountrygg on 08/17/2020:
YUP...and I'm sure he noticed.....next he will probably be hiding in closets to eat....LOL



bearcountrygg - Friday Aug 14, 2020
(Intermittant fasting and intuitive eating)
Weight: 130.0

The weather here is going to get a  bit cooler next week....this week still in the 80's.......and it's too late to plant anything this summer but I did order 2 planters that are food safe for the deck for next summer and seeds.  I guess it's time for that.  That of course won't feed us....anything short of a full garden wouldn't but it's something and I'm looking forward to that.  We haven't had a full garden for many years and it was so much work, but this should be manageable.  The stuff arrived yesterday and I wish I had done that sooner. 

I did make a trip to the grocery store this week for a few perishables and was surprised to see that things were not in their usual places..........canned green beans were with the corn sign...no corn there...but the corn price was super low at 50cents.......and it was super misleading because those green beans were actually $1.99............I saw other odd things that just didn't add up like that.......... lot of things in the wrong places as if the shelf stockers just didn't care where they put things....TP mixed in with the paper towels...just weird.  People seemed to just be burned out.

I think we are ready for fall here and then snow which will start in October......I don't plan to do much driving after early October.  

I'm getting really concerned with D and his falling....3 times in the last few weeks..and I suspect it has something to do with a change in his cholesterol meds..............his forgetfulness has suddenly gotten worse too....( walks away from the sink when the water is running, thinks he's pushing the button to close his garage door and instead opens mine and comes in the house with both doors open without checking it, forgets something as soon as I tell him, and has been giving me the same blank looks that I remember his father giving)......dementia runs in his family and it has come to our house.....luckily it doesn't run in mine so hopefully I will be able to deal with this new way of life and take care of him....I'm positive that all of the turmoil in the world and this country isn't helping at all either so I'm working on playing that stuff down now to him.  I don't think I'm ready for this but I will cope.

I'm not going to try to put any kind of restrictions on him at this time...I just want him to live his life and enjoy himself.....he doesn't think the new pill is the problem so will wait and see on that.  I did see this comming before that pill...but it's worse since starting it.  It doesn't help that old age has krept up on me too of course....but no meds for me and I can still get around without falling thankfully.  Enjoy yourselves while you are young...don't put off doing things that you want to do...there does come a point where the option gets taken away sometimes. 

With that happy note.....I keep plugging long

 

Progress as of today: 125.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2020:
also with dementia - it can lead to being more unsteady. my grandmother would lose her balance and muscle memory as her dementia worsened.

maybe you can do things with DH to help slow the dementia. maybe play a game a few days a week which forces him to use his memory...

sending you a hug!

bearcountrygg on 08/14/2020:
It is part of the progression...watched the same thing in his Dad....he gets frustratred now and doesn't want to play games...so I'm not pushing...hopefully this winter when he's stuck inside......but we knew this would happen...it's so prevalrent in his family.....he reads alot and is outdoors working with the hounds a lot,(which is where he has been flaling on uneven ground)....of course the knee replacement contributes a little too.....


Donkey on 08/14/2020:
I was wondering what was up, as you were kind of worry this week.

Is there no consideration in going to D's doctor to reevaluate the dosage? This falling concerns me too! I've seen too many lives compromised by a fall. I doubt mean to sound preachy. I'm only concerned. Truly.

(((hugs)))

bearcountrygg on 08/14/2020:
Dr is only doing phone video visits now and wants him to stay on the new meds longer......dr says he takes them himself......I'm a bit frustrated with the whole thing as is D......but...he has agreed to stay on them for now.


Donkey on 08/15/2020:
I see... well D may just need a period of adjustment. After my boss's heart attack, the medication his doctor put him on had done side effects. We were telling him that this wasn't normal, go see your doctor, etc. He did, and no change was made. After a while, my boss adjusted or adapted and seemed less affected.

So I *do* get it.

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2020:
I'm hoping that he does adjust...i also think that less talk about the stste of the world will help too...it has everyone on edge and I know that both of us are strictly a one thing at a time people now......no more multitasking for us.....I'm trying to keep things low key around here now, in hopes that there is less on his mind to worry about.


happy-1 on 08/16/2020:
Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a lot to conquer. I'm amazed that you know so much about how to handle it, but you took care of your mom... so... trained and educated?

I think he will probably adjust. You guys work hard to mentally challenge yourselves and keep healthy and that does a lot... nurture over nature.



bearcountrygg - Friday Aug 07, 2020
(Intermittant fasting and intuitive eating)
Weight: 130.0

Having problems getting into DD last night and today....I keep getting a virus warning from my Norton. 

Testing

 

 

Let me in this time...

Ever since I did the latest update microsoft is pushing me to do extensions and junk I don't want.  I like firefox and they of course don't want me to like it...LOL.......Norton ran out finally and I uninstalled that but there are little remnants in here anyway........and they are little bullies....LOL.......

Progress as of today: 125.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/07/2020:
WELCOME! ever since Ricky played with my computer, i am getting all kinds of notifications and warnings. seems i might need a new antivirus program!


happy-1 on 08/07/2020:
Hugs. Glad you are sticking with it.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/09/2020:
you are in OH right? i'm listing the states my members are from :) to take a tally.

bearcountrygg on 08/09/2020:
Michigan


Horn_of_plenty on 08/10/2020:
ok, i fixed it because at first i listed you as OHIO!!



bearcountrygg - Thursday Aug 06, 2020
(Intermittant fasting and intuitive eating)
Weight: 130.0

I don't know why I'm surprised...but I feel great today...........I.E. ( intuitive eating) and I.F. ( intermittant fasting) yesterday  has brought me back to who I was and while testing out other things...i NEVER put these 2 together before.  This is who I was, how I ate, and had no weight problems in the past.  This is my natural instinctive way of eating that served me well for over 40 years.....it just didn't have a name before....but it was how I lived instinctively.  I feel like I just found my way back around full circle.  I'm wondering why it took me so long to get back there......but I'm so happy about it.  All of the diet struggle really was agonizing, eventually it all worked and the weight was lost but it was a struggle.......combining IE and IF for me...takes the struggle out of it......thinking that I needed to follow a "diet" plan that was made by someone else was my downfall.  This just confirms that I really do need to stop reading the books, magazines, all the "stuff" and just follow my own instincts........right now I'm kind of mad at myself for falling for the hype of it all out there...................for 30 years.  I'm not letting myself forget though that I jumped from IE and IF to stress eating back in the day......and then it all fell apart.

It is beautiful outside right now although the morning red sky can mean it won't stay beautiful.........up at 5 and housework is started....waiting for some UPS deliveries......and yesterdays realization that we will have to replace our truck is giving me/us enough to think about and do...........

coffee

water

Meal #1 was baked cod, a small piece of beef, mexican beans and rice and roasted cauliflower

Meal #2  spaghetti and meat sauce

water

Progress as of today: 125.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/06/2020:
I think your approach is working!

The main purpose of our trip is to help our son buy his first vehicle. I think that's one of my least favorite things to do, but my husband is a great negotiator. Otherwise, our trip could have waited until a more ideal time.

bearcountrygg on 08/06/2020:
I don't enjoy switching cars myself.....and wuill be glad when that is done. I hope you have a nice trip and I'm sure you will be happy to see your son. Yes......this approach seems like old home week to me...it's just right.


legcramps on 08/06/2020:
So glad you're feeling good!!

bearcountrygg on 08/06/2020:
Me too....feeling great.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/06/2020:
the one great thing going for you now is that you are not working and hopefully your stress levels are lower than they were when caring for a big family and working. this should help you on your IE and IF journey as well, right?

bearcountrygg on 08/06/2020:
It will surely help.....I can't figure out why I didn't think of combining the 2 before....one track mind i guess...but this just feels right.



bearcountrygg - Wednesday Aug 05, 2020
(None)
Weight: 130.0

Bright sunny day....slept well......I found out I sleep even better with a fan on...something about the sound and the movement of air.

One thing I know about myself...I feel better and have more energy when i haven't eaten....when I eat...It just bogs me down and saps my energy.......thinking back...I've always been that way....all the slim years I was never a breakfast eater and in fact food was something I focused on for D and the kids...for myself....there was really a lack of interest......no weight problems then.......and in realizing that when a big stress occurred I did turn to food...Life with a foster/adopted girl that was psychotic and dangerous......that stress eating became a habit....a habit that was hard to break......in intuitive eating.....I regained the memory of how I need to listen to what my body wants.....and intermittant fasting came to mind.................basically I did that for the first 40 years of my life without having a name for it....ate when hungry and had energy.........eating saps my energy......so I'm going back to my old habits today because I need to keep the energy in my life. 

My plan is to eat at noon and 4 P.M. and have nothing but water, coffee and tea the other 20 hours........over the years with the press pushing 3 meals and 2 snacks, or 6 small meals...or 3 meals a day...or memories of my Mom pushing me to eat meals especially breakfast when I had no interest in eating at all and then years of WW rewarding eating 3 meals a day with gifts...blurred my natural instincts...that I have always known were there...I wake up full of energy...and then would eat breakfast out of habit or duty or stress or reward and get tired/lazy/lack of energy.  I had energy 30 minutes before....but it was gone after eating.....................

At this point I've been up for 5 hours and only had coffee and tea...and I feel GREAT!!!!!!

Following my instincts to a greater degree than I have in 30 years.........Intermittant Fasting it is......and it feels like old home week....I don't need to do it for weight loss anymore...now I need to do it for energy...and I feel like I can get a lot done today...I always did like the feeling of an empty stomach...food has always bogged me down......intermittant fasting along with intuitive eating is something I haven't done in 30 years...they just actually have names now...but was something that I did way back then naturally.  Feels like old home week and I like that.....

coffee

lemon ginger tea

water

Meal #1 was a small amt of chicken and vegetables, mashed potatoes and 2 small biscuits...dessert was blueberries.

Meal #2 was steak, mexican beans and rice, roasted cauliflower and coffee

This came so naturally today...I LOVE IT!!!    I can see this becomming the way I continue to eat.....just like the old days.  Didn't count calories...but I will after a few days just to make sure it's enough....techinically...I'm at an okay weight right now.......this may cause a loss and that would be fine to a point...but not too much.  According to the range for my height...I should be between 115 and 130......I do have a small bone structure...so will just have to see...but I did this more for energy than anything.

 

Progress as of today: 125.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/05/2020:
Similar to your fan, i'm sleeping well with a breeze from keeping the window an inch or two open!

yes, eating too much or getting too full slows me down as well. I have been finding that when i'm home all day, doing some work on the laptop, not stressed, I have been trying to eat less of a sandwich, saving any leftovers for later. It's been nice being home these few months and lately i just stick leftovers back in the fridge for later. i'm going to sooo miss this nice time i've had, staying home and healthy and being able to take some courses. I hope they'll actually help me ;) i'm trying to make it work!

your meals sound really, really healthy. lots of nutrients. i wish i could fast but my experienes didn't go well whenever i tried it - though - maybe now that i'm home and RELAXED i could do better. i'm afraid to try though!

keep up the good work, Bear. i think you are close to your goal weight? i like how you try different things and don't always stick to the same boring plan.

bearcountrygg on 08/06/2020:
I love to move furniture around too....LOL



bearcountrygg - Tuesday Aug 04, 2020
(None)
Weight: 130.0

Getting this sleeping thing down.........7 to 8 hours is a lot for me...I've for years been a 5 to 6 hour sleeper at night..( with a small nap.)...I have been wanting to stop the daytime naps and this just might do it.....sound sleep......weird dream of finding someones old high school yearbook in a bookstore and wanting to return it to them....LOL.....no idea who it belonged to though.

D fell again yesterday...( it's always odd situations...never when he is just plain walking)......I'm trying to convince him to stop trying to multitask....at this stage in our lives...multitasking just doesn't work...one thing at a time now......we are past the time to do 5 things at once.  1 thing at a time now in order to do it well.  Old age stinks.  The thing that jumps out at me is that...I and he...still have all of the old responsibilities ( except kids)....but our abilities are lessening........is this the stage when people move into apartments......the only way I would ever be able  to get him into an apartment again would be if his mind is completely clouded by dementia........that isn't here yet...although it's beginning.  I have to work hard at paperwork now....I need silence...I need all of the necessary things in front of me...I have to ck and recheck that I've signed things and  entered things correctly in the proper ledgers............I almost went to the bank the other day with a deposit slip that really was for a different bank...caught it at the last minute........old age stinks.  I had to do my Moms paperwork...( but then again she had never done it in her life)...I have always done it...and I'm making mistakes but so far catching them myself.

I have a friend who got a housekeer and and a emergency alert button to wear at 70........I'm 70...and I'm getting why she felt that way now.......

Suddenly.....I do have the urge to simplify..........I also need to stop trying to multitask.....I need to make things easy fro myself.  Clutter needs to go....but where?

 

 

Progress as of today: 125.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/04/2020:
like you, i have become a really, REALLY strong sleeper. this has happened due to low stress and being home much, much more since i am not currently employed. i don't mind this extra sleep at all, i value it. I know it will not last forever (g-d willing i go back to work).

i keep forgetting, are you and D the same age? Either way, you both are still relatively young and i am crossing my fingers that you guys stay healthy for a long time to come! I agree about the multitasking. it's easy to have an accident or make a mess: ricky always makes a mess with his coffee when he's driving bc he rushes to do so many things at once! ha!

i'm totally there with you. the time i broke my toe, around a month ago and now so much healed!, i was working too fast without focusing (and not wearing shoes) and that's what did it - too many fast movements without being careful enough (i step inside the cage to get a guinea pig out - and i did it too fast and lost my balance).

bearcountrygg on 08/04/2020:
D is 13 months older than me...and he will be 72 this month...I will be 71 next month.


Maria7 on 08/04/2020:
Wow, I signed in just to comment on your post today after I read what you'd written about thinking of moving into an apartment to make it easier on aging. Hubby and I have been discussing the same thing...i.e. selling out and relocating to a less-responsibilities-apartment...but we agree we are not 'there' yet...What would we do with our cats and chickens? Would we miss going for daily walks around the yards, which are private with their pretty gardens and enjoyable to look at? Cause, with the pandemic, we surely would not want to go outside an apartment and even to sit out on an attached balcony would not guarantee privacy from nearby neighbors...Funny how we all (most of us, that is) make decisions based on where we currently are in life at our current ages, overlooking the fact that as we age, we might need less responsibilities...like not having to upkeep lawns and maintain homes when they need things like new hot water heaters installed or new roofs... Some people do manage to make it work, though...living in their homes all their lives...they manage with the good Lord's help...Also, a lot of people have their homes paid off by the time they reach retirement age, and either don't want to or cannot afford to be renting an apartment after retirement. I know there is a big loss of privacy, living in an apartment cause there are constant ongoing landlord inspections as well as rent raises, and a renter has little say-so on some things. There is also the noise from other apartment renters to consider. It works out real well for some, but not so well for others. A big decision, either way. But, thank the Lord for the roof over our heads, especially these days, wherever we live, a true blessing.

bearcountrygg on 08/05/2020:
I hear you Maria.....we aren't ready either......we have dogs that are outside hounds...they like their lives out in their kennels...D works with them daily....and they love that. He is an outdoors guy...we have had apartments...we ghave had 4 apartments over the years but they were all either transitioning from 1 house to another...or while taking care of my parents and we always had an up north house at the same time too....apartment living is noisy.....the last one where we were in a middle floor...we got noise from top, bottom and side......and the child upstairs unhooked the water from their toilet at 1A.M. and it flooded our apartment and the one below us too...not to mention their own.....( I got up to use the bathroom and stepped into 4 inches of water.....and that was just 6 years ago ( we had this place up here too...but I had to stay downstate to care for my Mom.)......after owning houses...renting seems so temporary....we aren't ready for that again....but at the same time...we struggle now with the upkeep...we will hang in here for awhile longer....but it's getting harder and harder...and we aren't ready to pull the plug yet.


happy-1 on 08/04/2020:
Lol... don’t rent an apartment in a slum... you’ll have 3x the work of your own house.

bearcountrygg on 08/05/2020:
No...we don't rent in slums.......we have either been in a complex ( 3 times) or a apartment in a private house.....but when we did have an apartment...it was always taken care of by the the landlord or the company running it. We will stay where we are until we can't take care of it anymore....but having this place paid for makes the burden in that way a lot less than renting.



bearcountrygg - Monday Aug 03, 2020
(None)
Weight: 130.0

Slept really well last night and got up wide awake........

Raining cats and dogs here...and I love it.

Started out by dumping both litter boxes...alwasys a dreaded job but it's done........

unloaded dish washer and reloaded and ran....found a baby spider in a drawer and that's it....drawer emptied and in the DW

Son B called and had a nice chat

took a bathand got dressed

loaded the washer....for the one daily load

checked on things to arrive...none today...so no need to keep clear of the driveway around back...( all delivery trucks circle around there because it's safer than backing out here ( hill).).......and I like to remind D to watch out on the back driveway...he is out there so much of the day....this sends them out our other driveway that is safer.

I found something in my photos on the computer today that I don't like at all..........there were random pictures of my youtube subscriptions in a folder in my photos........they were all just normal pics but the fact that they ended up in my photos is disturbing........I have been using microsoft edge lately...and alot of their blue E's are showing up in my file explorer............so today...after deleting all of the pics...I will also delete all of the blue e's...and go back to using firefox....I loved firefox....no shenanigans there......this is something that just cropped up over the last couple of days....and there is no reason for it that I can see...and I have no reason to want photos from their sites.....I watch them on youtube and other than that...no need.  Obviously things are changing and it is making using a computer more and more dangerous.

breakfast = coffee and beef and cheese on a whole grain roll

Lunch = baked cod, mashed potatoes, rice a roni, blueberries

 

Progress as of today: 125.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/03/2020:
i'd rather clean my guinea pig cage than wash my own shower! hahaha dreaded cleaning chores indeed...possibly you'd rather empty the litter boxes than clean your bathroom too!?

yeah, it's interesting how these internet programs get your data!

bearcountrygg on 08/03/2020:
I don't like cleaning the bathroom either...LOL



bearcountrygg - Sunday Aug 02, 2020
(None)
Weight: 130.0

Slept like a log last night and totally feel rested from 10:30 to 6.  Up and ready to get moving...1 load laundry done and other odds and ends. 

Breakfast was coffee, toast with peanut butter and honey and then yogurt.

Really do need to see if there are any more smaller clothes in the bins/cabinet.....that I would wear......could use some things that are a bit smaller....( I cannot stand baggy pants)....baggy tops...love them...but pants I can't deal with.   I wish there was a place open now around here to donate the things I will never wear again.  Did find some old work out clothes the other day made by GAIAM........NOPE...will never wear them again...LOL.......those days are over.......there are some things that I just draw the line at now...........I did find a bin the other day with short shorts and bell bottoms...LOL.......some things just need to either get burned or go in the garbage can.  I even had a pair of wide bells...in canary yellow no less...what was I thinking?  But then I look back at old photos and I dressed my poor boys in striped pants and turtle necks...............oldest son went off to kindergarden on the first day of school wearing white pants with the words Winnie the pooh all over them in navy blue.  Those were the days.......makes me want to get out the old photos again.......back when we thought we were cool........yet....so not cool.  I have a bad scar on the back of my thigh that happened when I was 1........so it's been there as long as I can remember...kind of like something that others may work to hide...but because it has been there basically my whole life...I never think about it...yet to my surprise...others do notice it and ask what happened.......I recall wearing short skirts/dresses with nylons back in the day..apparently so short that others would occassionally mention that I had a run in my nylons....NOPE...it was the scar.....now I look back and think....I cannot believe that I wore skirts so short that the scar showed...........

Some of these things should never be worn....then and now...LOL

Maybe for halloween costumes. 

morning snack was a quest bar and diet vernors

Lunch was baked cod, rice, tomatoes and peppers, toasted english muffin and mixed berries

 Dinner was a philly cheese steak sandwich and a mini pk of a quaker granola bite thing

Progress as of today: 125.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/02/2020:
it's great that you were never embarrassed of the scar and that you wore what you liked! i wore bell bottoms as well, in the 90's.

your breakfast sounds good...yogurt as well as toast with pb and honey. i'm enjoying honey as of late.

bearcountrygg on 08/02/2020:
I've been craving honey for a couple of weeks now......otherwise...I can go years without it. Actually the only times I ever think about the scar is when someone else mentions it...or...back in the day when we had leather car seats and no air conditioners....and i would get in the car and the scar would stick to the car seat and literally double over on its self...that was a weird feeling.......otherwise I guess it is kind of like a birthmark...always been there so it's just part of me.


Maria7 on 08/02/2020:
Yes, I do recall the bell bottoms' days. I even sewed extra material into my bell bottoms pants to make them even wider. I wore mine while roller-skating at the skating rinks, which was 'my thing' when I was a teenager. Also, I remember ironing clothes...does anyone actually ever do that anymore? Those were the days of listening to the Mamas and the Papas sing Monday, Monday and I made my dresses to wear to school because back then, girls were forced to wear dresses or skirts as no pants wearing at school was allowed...yes, it was public school, not private. The world as we knew it was much different back then from what it is nowadays.

bearcountrygg on 08/02/2020:
I spent my time roller skating too.....my favorite thing to do back then...and continued skating with my kids for years too. I do remember ironing...I ironed everything...hours of it...we have an iron...but I haven't used it in years. Don't miss that at all. Loved the mamas and the papas....and we too had to wear dresses to school. I also wore dress shoes even in the winter...nothing like bare legs and little leather dress flats walking to the bus stop....but we were tough I guess...because we never thought a thing about it.....that was all we knew. Today that would be child abuse. I think it made us a strong generation though.


thinkpositive on 08/03/2020:
I even ironed my hair! Fun thinking about styles in the 60’s & 70’s . Clothes that look so silly now but were very cool at the time.

bearcountrygg on 08/03/2020:
Very true...we were stylin then!!!



bearcountrygg - Saturday Aug 01, 2020
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Weight: 130.0

Nice quiet day around here......so far I've stayed busy.......seems work is never done.  Weather is very comfy and just right.  Sleeping all night the last 2 nights...not even bathroom breaks so loving that. 

Breakfast was toast with peanut buter and honey along with coffee

Lunch was a philly cheese steak sandwich, peppers, tomatoes and rice

Dinner was yogurt, mixed berries and diet vernors

Evening Quest bar and quaker 100 cal pks (2)

 

D is watching his old westerns.....so I think I will sit down and watch a movie in the den.  Watched some youtube......now heading over to watch that movie.

Progress as of today: 125.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/01/2020:
Never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep :-)

Your menus sound quite delicious!

Ah nothing like the comfort of watching old favorite TV shows. Westerns aren't my thing (Bonanza, Big Valley, Have Gun Will Travel, Lone Ranger, etc.), so I too would probably watch something else in the den. :-)

bearcountrygg on 08/01/2020:
I'm surprised not to be waking up...I agree....it is nice to wake up well rested.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/02/2020:
lol in terms of work never being done - my laundry finally piled up! time to go do it! :)

bearcountrygg on 08/03/2020:
That is one thing that never ends...usually by the time I'm taking the last load from the dryer...there is more in the hamper.



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