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bearcountrygg - Thursday Nov 04, 2021
(calorie deficit, WW)
Weight: 130.0

Rotating some more in the pantry today..... ....but it's also a good way to find out what we need and what we don't.........

31 degrees and the snow is gone around the house........I still need to bring the pots I planted things in this last summer in........really don't want to do that in the snow.

I'm loving the cereal for breakfast.....no real protein BUT...it is full of added nutrition and so far it's keeping me away from snacky things.........and desserts......it is working as a deterrant yet lets me give myself a little self talk....that waiting until the next morning I can have a bowl of cereal and so far that seems to be enough......it also is helping me keep my glucose levels up for the day since mornings are always my lowest time for that.  I haven't had a low blood sugar headache or did the wobbly walk down the hallway ( touching the walls)....since starting the cereal.....so  I will keep using that for awhile......

Breakfast

coffee =   0 pts and 2 cals

cereal = 12 pts and 300 cals

1 cup whole milk = 7 pts and 149

Lunch

Beef pot roast with carrots and potatoes = 6 pts and 200 cals

banana = 0 pts and 105 cals

1 mandarin orange = 0 pts and  47 cals

Dinner

yogurt = 4 pts and 90 cals

toasted cinnamon raisin bagel = 9 pts amd 250 cals

I can't believe it;s  not butter spray = 0 pts and 13 cals

Vanilla Muscle Milk = 1 pt and 160 cals

Evening

chai tea = 0 pts and 0 cals

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39 pts and 1,116 cals for the day

Progress as of today: 124.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 11/04/2021:
What kind of cereal do you like? The husband eats oatmeal with milk & real brown sugar. Had for decades. Except on weekends. Has 1 egg 2 two small microwave pancakes,

bearcountrygg on 11/04/2021:
I like pretty much all cereal...but especially the kid ones...right now I'm eating up some that are made by post I think called Happy Birthday pebbles...LOL....really sweet!!!!! Not very adult like at all!!! But they are satisfying my sweet tooth and helping me raise my glucose levels in the mornings...so....no diet food....not adult food...but they make me happy!!! To top it off...I have been having 2 cups which is 2 servings and I'm still short calories some days.....I guess it's a mind game with me....

bearcountrygg on 11/04/2021:
BUT,,,When the new WW starts on Monday...I may not be able to work them in...or in much smaller portions depending on the points...so I'm enjoying them while I can.


Jacky82020 on 11/04/2021:
I used to like sweetened cereals for a bedtime snack. Beats cookies & candy. Need to revisit. Never really ate breakfast at all, just typically not hungry mornings.

bearcountrygg on 11/04/2021:
The thing about cereal is that you get a lot and it has a lot of added nutrition....I can do without breakfast too...and did for a long time.....but my sugar level drops so I did start eating most mornings...It is a lot more nourishing that desserts...


Jacky82020 on 11/04/2021:
Yes, don’t they enrich with vitamins?

bearcountrygg on 11/04/2021:
They add a lot of them.


Jacky82020 on 11/04/2021:
Yay! I am forever forgetting to take my vitamins.

bearcountrygg on 11/04/2021:
I forget mine a lot too.....plus the milk adds calcium so while it tastes like dessert it does give a lot of nutrition.


Jacky82020 on 11/04/2021:
Always hated milk, but love cheese & sometimes Greek yogurt

bearcountrygg on 11/04/2021:
I don't drink it by the glass anymore but do use that or almond milk on cereal. I do use a lot of the Fage 0% greek plain yogurt....with sugar free syrup...


Jacky82020 on 11/04/2021:
I use the Walmart fat free Greek yogurt. Don’t see much of a difference from Fage except the price

bearcountrygg on 11/04/2021:
The only zero fat Greek plain my local store carries is the fage so I just have been sticking with that.....but I'm sure any would do.....I like to buy that in person so I can check the date.

bearcountrygg on 11/04/2021:
That reminds me...I need to get using the one I have here....( today I had a smaller container of a flavored one)....


Jacky82020 on 11/04/2021:
Yep,use it ASAP. Although I think most things are ok past the expiration date, depending

bearcountrygg on 11/04/2021:
I do eat it past the date.....but there are several cups in the large container and that is the only size my store carries....to it take a few days to get through it.


Jacky82020 on 11/04/2021:
Wonder how yogurt freezes. Never tried it

bearcountrygg on 11/05/2021:
I've never done that but they sell frozen yogurt as ice cream. It would probably be fine...it may separate though...


Jacky82020 on 11/05/2021:
I’ve had frozen yogurt, like ice cream! Shudder to think of nutritional content.

bearcountrygg on 11/05/2021:
Lots of sugar added.


Donkey on 11/05/2021:
Whoa, Muscle Milk has 1 point - I did not know that. I use the generic Walmart type, but glad to know that it doesn't cause much damage, and they usually fill me up and take the edge over any food-fit anxieties. (If you know what I mean...)

bearcountrygg on 11/05/2021:
At one time they were 3 points....but the cals aren't bad and a lot of people add them to their coffee....some a little...some the entire bottle. Sometimes the sweetness is akin to dessert!!!



bearcountrygg - Wednesday Nov 03, 2021
(calorie deficit, WW)
Weight: 130.0

Another snow day so this is how it will be for the next many montths and I'm fine with it.

Got rid of a lot of water yesterday which always surprises me...and I even had soy sauce in the prior 2 days......not sure what triggers that but it always seems nice to be rid of it....yet I woke up this morning with cramps in both legs so I guess I got rid of too much ....water weight  is so fleeting.

Getting used to not eating every time food crosses my mind.....funny....I lived through it......and I actually was a bit low on calories for the last 2 days and still didn't eat......getting used to less is okay right now I guess.  I was hungry last evening....I had the points and cals to do so....but I really did not want to turn on the computer...come on here and post it...so laziness won out....and thank you for giving me a place to turn my spontaneious eating around..........It's good to be committed to having a place or 2 on line to be accountable to for every bite I take.  Taking things seriously is sometimes a fleeting thought....so I will take advantage of it while it exists!!!!

Breakfast

coffee 0 pts and 2 cals

cereal = 12 pts and 300 cals

1 cup whole milk = 7 pts and 149 cals

 1,200 cals a day .for the last 2 days..and need to at least reach that today...... really do that today...it was yesterdays plan and I didn't do it....one thing...when I cut out the sweets and snack foods and ate more meal type foods I find it harder to reach 1,200...of course add the snack  stuff and  I'm out of control......so today...I had a sugar  sweetened cereal that had nutrition but also satisfied any sweet tooth and upped the cals a lot that way...will see how that goes...maybe kid cereal witll satisfy me enough to let me still eat 2 meals of typical foods and get enough cals...or...it could backfire and make me want more sugar......will be testing this out....so far so good.

 

Lunch was leftovers again

green beans = 0 pts and 33 cals

Beef = 1 pt and 108 cals

Gravy = 1 pt and 46 cals

Mashed potatoes = 2 pts and 55 cals

 

HMMMMM..That does explain a few things.......................

Dinner

Pork chop 2 pts and 138 cals

1 orange mini pepper = 0 pt and 7 cals

1 blueberry bagel toasted = 7 pts and 210 cals

1 teaspoon butter = 2 pts and 34 cals

1/2  cup red potato cooked in air fryer 2 pts and 68 cals

olive oil/sesame oil for potatoes = 2 pts and 60 cals

 cup coffee = 0 pts and 2 cals

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1,212 cals for the day and 38 points

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 124.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 11/03/2021:
I’m glad this place helps you! In terms of accountability & weight loss it does nothing for me. I’m accountable to myself only. As for diet/exercise tips, I’ve heard them all before. I just like talking to you guys. We do share common goals, but our journeys differ,

bearcountrygg on 11/03/2021:
I do need accountability from outside myself....I needed the in person weigh in's...and I have found a lot of accountability here over the last 4 or 5 years....This groups has been a great help for me......I have said it before here.....I take full accountability for everything in my life except for food....food accountability seems to escape me.....after spending the first half of my life very uninterested in food other than the nutritional aspects for feeding my family was I was uninterested in eating in general.......in my 40's during a very high stress time...I started eating out of stress and that stuck,,,,now when stress isn't a issue...the eating for fun continues....and is now a habit that I'm having trouble breaking.


Donkey on 11/03/2021:
I've had that work for me before too, knowing that I'd have to confess here if I ate a certain thing. Usually pertains to nighttime eating, but I should use this tool for stress-eating at work. Hmmm....

I also do self-talk, like being my own Coach: That chocolate isn't going to solve anything. Those peanuts aren't going to get the work done faster.

bearcountrygg on 11/03/2021:
I just can't seem to talk myself out of it on my own( I tend to just say "oh well...I'll start again tomorrow"...I wish I was able to do the self talk with food....I do it easily with everything else in my life....but the thought of going through the confession here does work well for me...Thanks to DD and you guys!


Jacky82020 on 11/03/2021:
My sisters are exactly like you & love WW. As do many.

bearcountrygg on 11/03/2021:
WW meeting were good....since there are no meeting here now I find online to be less of a deterrent to me...but the new program starting next week has peeked my interest again...and along with Do I do think it will keep me from gaining again...


Jacky82020 on 11/03/2021:
Maintaining ain’t easy, that’s for sure

bearcountrygg on 11/03/2021:
It seems like it's harder than losing....


Jacky82020 on 11/03/2021:
I have to agree! Requires constant vigilance & daily weigh ins for me

bearcountrygg on 11/03/2021:
I think I have to be in the right head space.....1 step out and I can easily cause a set back...that turns into a habit....right now...I'm concentrating on alternatives to my trigger foods...today...it's cereal.....and so far so good.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/03/2021:
OMG that snowy picture is scaring the #### out of me! i am NOT ready for snow! but it is pretty in your pic! hard to see it in early, EARLY November! :)

Like you, snow would make me want to be home too.

Sometimes, when i eat / drink salty things, i am also able to pee/using bathroom more. i think it is normal there.

it's ok if you are a little low on your plan cals, as the body can do amazing things. just do not punish yourself purposely...which i do not think you are doing :)

bearcountrygg on 11/03/2021:
I do get stuck on that idea that you should never go below 1,200 cals in a day because then organs start getting compromised.....but I haven't been way too low....just low. Our snow usually starts in late October...it was a bit late this year.


Jacky82020 on 11/03/2021:
1200 a day ain’t much! Congrats

Cute meme.

bearcountrygg on 11/03/2021:
If I stay away from snack foods and desserts,,,It's actually hard for me to even reach 1,200....I have to really really work at it and eat when I don't want to.....I thought he was cute too.


innerpeace on 11/03/2021:
So true...the best meme EVER!

bearcountrygg on 11/03/2021:
Makes sense!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/03/2021:
funny meme, the truth!

bearcountrygg on 11/03/2021:
Yes it is!!!


Maria7 on 11/03/2021:
I love what you wrote about the tiny book of receipts, hahaha!!! Yes, this site helps me stay on track, too. A LOT. You are doing FANTASTIC!!!

bearcountrygg on 11/03/2021:
Thank you Maria......Having someplace to talk it out sometimes is a lot of help...


happy-1 on 11/04/2021:
I like the idea of not eating because then you have to log it.

bearcountrygg on 11/04/2021:
It works....suddenly not eating is worth it...



bearcountrygg - Tuesday Nov 02, 2021
(calorie deficit, WW)
Weight: 130.0

Slept like a log last night and woke up to this.......

 

 

Ready to start the day.......The first snow always makes me want to batten down the hatches and prep for a long winter..............................

Breakfast

coffee 0pts and 2 cals

banana = 0pts and 105 cals

Very early lunch which is more like a brunch...last nights leftovers...This will hold me until dinner this afternoon.....yesterdays cals and points were a bit low so should work on raising them  a bit today.

4 ounces steak = 3 pts and 216 cals

tomatoes = 0 pts and 10 cals

pasta vegetable salad = 13 pts and 407 cals

Dinner

Beef = 1 pt pt and 108 cals

gravy = 1 pt and 108 cals

mashed potatoes = 4pts and 110 cals

1 orange mini pepper = 0 pts and 7 cals

1 cup fresh green beans = 0 pts and 44 cals

Evening snack to raise cals 0 pts and 105 cals

 

Points so far = 22 and cals so far = 1,135

D had to go out and took this one from the road......comming down pretty good for a first snow of the season.

 

Progress as of today: 124.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 11/02/2021:
No snow here yet, but getting cooler. Soon!

bearcountrygg on 11/02/2021:
Just you wait!!!


innerpeace on 11/02/2021:
Wow...flurries in our forecast!

bearcountrygg on 11/02/2021:
They are on their way!


Donkey on 11/02/2021:
WHAT???? SNOW????

I have to admit that it's so pretty. I know it gets old real fast. I'm bringing out my full length winter puffy coat next week.

Why consider the new WW your "winter project"?

bearcountrygg on 11/02/2021:
YUP...SNOW! coat weather for sure......It is a good time to use WW as a winter project...I always do better no matter what I do in the winter...probably because I'm inside more......up for it right now!1


Jacky82020 on 11/02/2021:
We’ve had white Halloweens here!

bearcountrygg on 11/02/2021:
So have we....actually it's a little late here.


Jacky82020 on 11/02/2021:
And we had a white Easter! No white Christmas that I recall. LOL

bearcountrygg on 11/02/2021:
You never know around here either.....


PlayingQuietly on 11/02/2021:
yippeee !!!!!!!! snow !!!!!!!!!!!

bearcountrygg on 11/02/2021:
The ice can stay away though...LOL


Maria7 on 11/02/2021:
WOW!!! SNOW!!! We are around 70 degrees here this afternoon and sunny. Your snow is BEAUTIFUL!!!

bearcountrygg on 11/02/2021:
It is 38 here right now..( 3:45)....it is pretty when it is fresh...old snow though...Not so pretty...LOL I was talking to a friend this morning who is in Florida ( came from Michigan)....she said it was in the 80's there....


happy-1 on 11/02/2021:
It's sunny and warm here... wanna trade?

bearcountrygg on 11/03/2021:
I kind of enjoy both!!!



bearcountrygg - Monday Nov 01, 2021
(calorie deficit, WW)
Weight: 130.0

Rained all night and it's 34 degrees out........woke up ready to recommit to Weight Watchers (WW).......A week from today they roll out the new program and I suspect it will be tougher than the current one....so I think I would like a week on the old program to prep me for the newer tougher one.  Just seems like the thing to do.. 

I told D this morning that I was going to walk the walk again with WW....and as always he was supportive....and he knows that it indirectly helps him eat better too so it is a win win for both of us.  As always I will be using the same foods that  we already have on hand........will be weighing and measuring them and setting aside  guessing portions which always gets out of hand for me.

I'm positive it will be slow which is better anyway and will have to become a lifestyle change because I seriously do not want to have to do it all over again.......Shopping is tougher, going out in public is tougher  and giving up on the desire to eat what I want when I want will be tougher but it's worth it.....and mainteneance is always hard so I don't really ever see an end in sight....D has always told me to stop quitting WW...he was right......it works to make/keep us both healthier...and it is what I always fall back on when I start overeating so it is my go to and it works if you work the program....it is slow...but that is the best way to lose anyway......so....If I am supposed to lose it...it will happen...if not...it will make maintenence easier.

I guess the reason I feel so strongly about doing this right now...( besides the new program)...is that I have been back to my old habit of literally considering just putting it back on  or at least some of it) for the fun of eating.......I had a taste of ice cream...I had a few candy bars......I had a few doughnuts....and I liked it..........and while I didn't really see much difference on the scales......I enjoyed it too much and for a minute there I was ready to throw caution to the wind AGAIN!!!  I knew that the day i bought 2 containers of ice ream PLUS toppings...that I was heading back to trouble.....passed the dougnuts and tossed them in the cart....3 containers of doughnut holes no less because after all it was buy 2 get the third free!!!!!  Trouble has been brewing....and in no time I can see that getting really out of hand.......The holiday candy has been tempting us....He has taken a really strong like to some trail mix that really does not resemble trail mix at all.......and really does contain 2 forms of chocolate.......not the best for a diabetic....we have the wrong things here and will eat them......but they will be portioned out appropriately........not scarfed down secretly or making excuses...........for why ..................So......going to get tough with the program and work it and walk it like our lives depend on it because basically they do.

 

Breakfast

coffee = 2 cals and 0 pts

Banana = 105 cals and 0 pts

Lunch

1/2 cup La Choy chow mein noodles = 130 cals and 4 pts

1 1/3 Cups La Choy chicken chow mein = 133 cals and 3 pts

1 T soy sauce = 8 cals and 0 pts

Dinner

beef steak 4 ounce = 216 cals and 3 pts

tomatoes = 5 cals and 0 pts

1 mini red pepper = 7 cals and 0 pts

pasta vegetable salad  1 cup = 407 cals and 13 pts

banana = 105 cals and 0 pts

tea = 3 cals and 0 pts

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

I have 7 ww pts left for the day and don't really need them...I think 4 of them will move to tomorrow and 3 will be lost

1,122 cals and 23 ww pts

 

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 124.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/01/2021:
"Trail mix that does not resemble trail mix" - it burns me when companies put these types of labels on foods to make them seem healthier when in reality they are just as bad as straight up candy.

I can distinctly remember how it felt regaining back the weight last time -- not this past 10 pounds but when I went back up to 186.5. I started making typos at work because my fingers were getting fatter! I could feel my butt cheeks getting bigger, filling out, and chaffing against each other. I remember the ache in my knees from carrying the extra weight --- Believe me, you don't want that.

I really like how you say that you on WW will also benefit D. Definitely a good reason to do this - especially for caring people like yourself. If you can't do it for yourself, do it for the both of you.

bearcountrygg on 11/01/2021:
The only thing in that trail mix that resembles trail mix is a few peanuts.....I told him the other day that I wasn't going to buy him anymore of the artificially sweetened bars because I'm hearing so many bad things about them and the brain....(dementia/alzheimers runs in his family)....so he said.."then stop buying candy and doughnuts"...so I told him thank you...I needed to hear that....(I think he is a bit sorry he said that)....but...it's a good thing really.....( We still have some things here so...)...but we are going to work on this together this time so that is a postitive thing.......I know what you mean about how bad you felt at the higher weight...it's miserable and I really don't want to do that again.....nipping this in the bud again!!


Jacky82020 on 11/01/2021:
Glad you’re doing WW! If it’s a buck a day & helps, you really should. My sisters loved it. They go back & forth were never continuous members. I used to buy their frozen meals. Occurs to me now I haven’t seen WW food at Walmart. Not a problem, I really like Heathy Choice.

Love donuts, but pretty much gave them up recently. We used to get one donut each with the Tim Hortons breakfast biscuit, my all time favorite, & usually 2 for $5. Now we just get the biscuits with eggs, cheese & bacon. Enough calories!

bearcountrygg on 11/01/2021:
I have joined and quit WW more times than I can count...but I always go back...and D wants me to just never cancel again...he is probably right....They are my go to....I used to had a FitDay CD which I loved but I cracked it somehow and have never been able to find another...a lot of people loved theirs and are looking for them again...if I had that I would not rejoin WW most likely....That was super handy...not sure what happened to that company. I do wish they would come back though...loved their macro daily graphs.


Jacky82020 on 11/01/2021:
No idea what FitDay CD is! I’ll look for it for you.

bearcountrygg on 11/01/2021:
There are others looking for it too....it was great!!


Jacky82020 on 11/01/2021:
It’s unavailable at both Amazon & EBay.

bearcountrygg on 11/01/2021:
Yup...I keep an eye out both places there too.....I wish I had taken better care of mine...it was well used.....I still remember putting it in the trash.....sad day...


Jacky82020 on 11/01/2021:
Lol. I sometimes throw away stuff & later regret it.

bearcountrygg on 11/01/2021:
That one was a biggie for me....There was a crack across 1 side and I still wish I had tried a little harder to put it back together so I could use it.....whaaa


Jacky82020 on 11/01/2021:
Speaking of smoke detectors, yesterday evening a friend in Buffalo, NY said the unit across from her townhouse had several fire trucks & cop cars there. Today she sent a link to the local TV news that reported an older woman died in a house fire there. No details. This woman lived next door to her sister & both kept their places very well maintained.

bearcountrygg on 11/01/2021:
Oh...That is so sad.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/01/2021:
hahaha, so true, that adulting meme! hahahaha love it!

next, i hope you will share anything you find interesting with us about the new WW.

i have certain go-to's also when i begin to start to overindulge often. when i have a busy schedule, to a degree, i tend to do better bc i get distracted and that's why i've done quite well this year...lots of "good stress" and change has kept me in maintenance / loss mode with no time to really indulge / or if i indulge it would be too hard to take it off.

another thing that's nice about a loss is that you'll find it even easier to walk / move when you have less pressure on your lower body / feet. that is def what i found, when i lost a bit from the 130's to 120's, etc. it's also a free feeling of being content with your body and knowing that when i put things on, they fit how i'd want them to....back to you now!

habits are hard to break. there's always a chance of relapse. look at the alcoholics and drug attics. and food can be that way. especially with carbs because of the body's release of certain chemicals when we eat them (although they are important in moderation).

so, anyone that struggles with food or has ever had a struggle with food can def relate to you and what you are talking about in the end of your entry.

the thing is, we have to remain conscious of our choices and never forget that we need to be intentional in our food choices - we cannot be like children - like your meme sorta - and do whatever we want without consequences even if binging at the moment makes us forget and relax....it is not good after. :-D

bearcountrygg on 11/02/2021:
I will be happy to share what the new changes are....I plan to jump in with both feet....I know a lot of WW's don't like the changes when they happen but I love change so it always inspires me......


Horn_of_plenty on 11/01/2021:
one more thing - D is a great hubby to always be supportive and caring in that manner. you've got yourself a good man! (i wish...!)

bearcountrygg on 11/02/2021:
Yes I do...and I hope the same thing for you when you HOP!


PlayingQuietly on 11/02/2021:
i like the way you put thought into the journey ~ knowing what will make sticking to the plan difficult and knowing what will make it easier and then getting used to choosing what will make the journey easier ... a little more often over time

bearcountrygg on 11/02/2021:
I guess it is because I have been at it for so many years....I just over the years have discovered my quirks and although I don't always do what I probably should....I realize it as I'm doing it...LOL



bearcountrygg - Sunday Oct 31, 2021
(calorie deficit, WW)
Weight: 130.0

 Last night the strangest things happened....first of all we were still up at 11 P.M. which in it's self was very rare....then all of the smoke detectors started going off....but no smoke.........so I plugged in  a new carbon monoxide detector and no problem there.....so out comes a ladder again.....and D is changing batteries in every smoke detector in the house ( 6 of them) and finally finished around midnight.....no idea what happened.....that was a first...in the past...a low battery in one would just make a little beeping sound ....not full out....fire warning....from all detectors in the house on both floors....luckily I had new batteries and that got done.......got online and ordered more for the future.......he goes on you tube looking for reasons why..and..I was googling it at midnight........Guess there is a first for everything but this was weird..........Thankful now there was no smoke or fire...thankful that I had batteries here to replace the last ones with......Thankful I had a new carbon monoxide detector here still in the package to test those levels with........I just woke up thankful this morning....and amazingly it would have happened when we were both  asleep if it had been any other night this year.......wakeing up to that would have been a lot scarier.

Happy spooky halloween!!!!

 

Progress as of today: 124.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/31/2021:
LOL. Cute cartoon!

Over the years we too have had detectors go off for no discernible reason. Read a bug/dust trapped in the right place can set them off. Always scary!

bearcountrygg on 10/31/2021:
D did mention that we should be vacuuming them...and I never have.....I wonder if 1 dusty one could set off all of them at the same time.....


Jacky82020 on 10/31/2021:
It would on ours because they’re all connected. If one goes off in the basement, they all go off. So first thing we do is race to the basement, because nothing going on upstairs. Nothing there either.

bearcountrygg on 10/31/2021:
Okay.....Ours are also wired together........after looking around on the first floor for something that might have set it off...I did go to the basement to check for smoke/fire...all was fine ...then he changed all of the batteries on the first floor...but 2 were flashing red lights......and that finally did stop when he went to basement and changed the battery there...maybe then...then the basement one triggered it.....I will tell D about that...Thanks for helping me wrap my head around it....I guess that never happened before because all we have ever had to do was change a battry here and there because it was lightly beeping...


Jacky82020 on 10/31/2021:
Glad to help. Reminds me, going ask Matt about the batteries

bearcountrygg on 10/31/2021:
:) THANKS AGAIN!!!


Donkey on 10/31/2021:
Ours starts to beep when the battery needs replacing.

Then, one time, they all went off, and we couldn't get it to stop. Ended up that the smoke detectors were too old, and we had to get them all replaced. You probably bought yourself another year with replacing the batteries.

Why do these things always happen in the middle of the night? Why can't this happen at 2pm when everyone's awake? THAT is the real mystery.

bearcountrygg on 10/31/2021:
Agreed.....the little beeps are familiar......this was crazy!!! I think you are right...we decided that some of these were put in 17 years ago...and the others 6 years ago........right now so far so good...I hope it buys us some more time.....


Horn_of_plenty on 10/31/2021:
funny meme joke.

next, sorry about those smoke detectors, a good thing you were still up though! rather than it happening mid-dream.

they now sell smoke detectors that i think have a battery built in that lasts longer than the typical...like a 10 yr span or something?

bearcountrygg on 10/31/2021:
That would be nice.



bearcountrygg - Saturday Oct 30, 2021
(calorie deficit, WW)
Weight: 130.0

Bought a anew ladder yesterday from Home Depot...went to use it  today and someone has damaged it in a critical spot...so back to the store with that for an exchange..... ............Time to clean the eave troughs...even though we have gutter guards...pine needles still get stuck......thinking of ripping the gutter guards off and having no eave troughs at all.....will see.  

Not counting what I eat and feeling fine with it.....I will still try out the new WW plan when they roll it out in a few days though..........it sounds interesting and will be totally individual for each person.......depending on how you answer their questionaire..........so I'm curious about what they have to say about that.

I'm in that spot again where I just seem to stay at 130.......did that for years......and it is behaving exactly the same again....one of those plateaus that are hard to break......( not totally sure if I want to break it)....will see but won't be overly serious about it......right now if I go up or down 2 or 3....I always end right back at 130 so....it's a plateau....and quite comfy really........I once ( for many years weighed 104)....and when I look at those pics from that time I was way too thin........something about the pics at 130 from later years were just healtheir looking.......haven't taken any pics in years now.......but loose skin is changing that whole entire scene....LOL......I suspect that will just be something to live with this time.......and that is okay!

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Progress as of today: 124.8 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/30/2021:
My Husband went to Loews the other day and had to sift through several mailbox posts before he found one that wasn't cracked. Must inspect everything, it seems.

I vote to stay at 130, especially if you are comfortable at that weight. That's just my 2 cents. Or how about this: What's wrong with staying at 130 until after the holidays or Spring? And then re-evaluate?

Keep in mind that my "vote" and comments come from me, and I'm in a different spot that you may be right now. That is to say, I fully acknowledge that my vote is being influenced by my circumstances.

Still -- maintenance is NOT an easy journey. We always hear about the Cinderella weight-loss stages, but not too many maintenance victories.

bearcountrygg on 10/30/2021:
I agree completely......I'm a couple of inches shorter now.....but it feels right and I wouldn't mind staying here...seems like an okay place to be. I had ordered that ladder on line and it was a curbside pick up...so it wasn't evident...until he set it up today but ladders are dangerous enough just being ladders....and then to discover a crack in a bad place just wasn't going to work.......You do have to watch them.....we have found that often their plywood and other lumber can have a lot of warps in them too.....I'm not too happy about him climbing ladders these days but I guess I have to let him decide about that...I'm not climbing them anymore myself....LOL...I was clenaing my Moms eave troughs out when I was 65.....so it's been awhile!!!


Donkey on 10/30/2021:
I was doing laundry when it occurred to me that I missed this in your diary: I'm so sorry for the hassle of having to return the ladder. I know you're in a remote area, so what a pain to have to take it back. Disappointing!

bearcountrygg on 10/30/2021:
True...but I guess we are the ones that planned to live here...LOL...it comes with the territory.


Brett on 10/30/2021:
I’m glad you noticed the ladder was damaged and didn’t hurt yourself.

bearcountrygg on 10/30/2021:
Can't take chances with ladders for sure....Hubby was the one using it and found the damage......all is well...the pine needles are out of the eave troughs and we are done until next fall....Thank you.


horn_of_plenty on 10/30/2021:
What I like about you trying the new WW plan is that I’m positive you will notice similarities and relationships betweeen it and all the other plans / preferences you have learned to date. You will def see connections in why WW may have changed the plan and its suggestions - I think with your knowledge this time around, you will “see thru” their plan and have some insight in why WW rates certain foods certain ways, etc

bearcountrygg on 10/30/2021:
I'm sure it will all be fine...I'm looking forward to seeing what they think I should be eating......might be eye opening...I'm such a carb aholic.....


horn_of_plenty on 10/30/2021:
I am familiar with short people weighing 130, it’s a decent weight and not at all considered bad for your health. In order to go lower, you are right to see about WW for another insight and direction. Just making a minor change may help you go below 130. Something you do will have to change to make it so…

bearcountrygg on 10/30/2021:
Yes....change is the only way...sure can't keep doing what I'm doing and expect change....it doesn't work that way.



bearcountrygg - Thursday Oct 28, 2021
(calorie deficit, WW)
Weight: 0.0

 Up at 4:30.......I was able to find out a lot about the new WW changes last night....apparently the new roll out will be in the next couple of weeks and I'm intrigued.  Everyone will be on their own diet set up for them only....The same food can/will be different point values for each person.....The whole thing will be totally individualized for each person in a way it has never been before depending on how you answer their questionaire.....interesting and totally different than anything they have ever done before.........My contract is over on Christmas but this may entice me to continue on with it......it will fit each person in a way that WW never has before and I think it will give me some insight into what would be easiest for me as far as becoming more of a lifestyle and less of a diet.......which is something that has always been a roadblock for me.......anyway......will see how that goes next week....and in the meantime......the old WW way and calorie counting until it all begins......It's funny but eventhough over the years.....WW has always  been considered a lifestyle......I mentally fought that......I did not want to spend the rest of my life on a diet......because it was never more than a diet for me....accepting a lifestyle now does sound better because it will be individualized........will see how that goes.

 

Jacky82020 on 10/28/2021:
Sounds good to me! How much does it cost?

bearcountrygg on 10/28/2021:
The program I'm obligated to right now ( until Christmas is just under 29$ a month....but when that runs out I will drop down to online only I think which is just under 20$ a month.......Of course they may change the prices..you never know...they do have special deals on a regular basis....but at less than a dollar a day......you can track your points, see the calories for each food, record weight and see the graph...read or participate in online blogs, recipes and can get help is needed.......it's not a bad deal if you follow it...I have lost a lot of weight over the years on Weight Watchers....( always did best with in person classes)...but that's not an option for me now because the closest is several hours away.....and while I now have the zoom meeting option...I really don't care for them...there was something about that weekly in person weigh in that motivated me......They do change their program at least every 2 years and make small changes sometimes yearly.....I find it interesting that they will be fitting it to each person individually according to answers to the questions.


Jacky82020 on 10/28/2021:
A dollar a day sounds like a bargain if it works for you. I’d imagine WW is changing because they’re not making less money. Too much competition.

I replied to Brett’s post & it came up ~6 times. Nothing long, but I was afraid if I deleted one they’d all go & I didn’t feel like rewriting.

bearcountrygg on 10/28/2021:
I rarely can delete any of them when that happens to me these days....just let it go.


Jacky82020 on 10/28/2021:
Making less, that is

bearcountrygg on 10/28/2021:
They do usually make big changes in the fall of the odd numbered years......it does upset a lot of people...I usually enjoyed it...LOL


Donkey on 10/28/2021:
Jacky makes a good point about a $1 a day (or less, actually) isn't bad if the program works for you. I think it'd be worth sticking around to try your individualized plan.

Oh I understand how the real-life experience would be better than online. Very similar to my yoga experiences: Real life is better than Zoom is better than YouTube videos. It's all in the human connection, I think. At least for me it's that way.

bearcountrygg on 10/28/2021:
That in person weigh in was like a magnet to me.........I wanted that number to drop every week...and those 5 pound star stickes..in my weigh folder...I wanted it full of them....it was very motivating to me....


PlayingQuietly on 10/28/2021:
back in 1988 I got my WW Gold Key and was invited to become a leader... I kept the weight off for five years, then stupidly during the breakup of my marriage I started smoking cigarettes again and gained it all back. So far my last cig was in 2006 (Yippee! and no vaping ~ I never vaped) and that's when I put even more weight on... Lost all the weight by 2013 then slowly regained some. Anyway WW was a great organization back then, I assume it's only grown better since.

bearcountrygg on 10/28/2021:
They are a good organization....they keep adjusting.....The reason for about every leader I ever had to be a leader was so that it would force them to keep it off.......I keep returning...my husband wants me to kist keep the online thing going because I have quit and restarted so many times......gaining it back I guess is a problem for all "diets"...it's that lifestyle change that is tougher than losing I think.


Jacky82020 on 10/28/2021:
I’ve always heard nicotine is an appetite suppressant, but never smoked

bearcountrygg on 10/28/2021:
I'm not a smoker either but sister in law smoked until she the wedding to brother in law and then she promised him she would quit....and she did.....and now weighs over 300 pounds...she told me she smoked to keep weight off...but BIL didn't mind her weight gain.....so they are content but down many cans of pop per day and really are not healthy....


Horn_of_plenty on 10/28/2021:
also, you've learned a LOT thru your own journey. so you can also use what you've learned to help you....you have a lot of the tools in the back of your head.

bearcountrygg on 10/28/2021:
Experience is the best teacher.


horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2021:
SURE IS.


horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2021:
i do agree, $1/day is not a lot.

bearcountrygg on 10/30/2021:
Not bad at all.



bearcountrygg - Wednesday Oct 27, 2021
(Eating in moderation)
Weight: 0.0

Testing 

Donkey on 10/27/2021:
Test came through A-OK!

bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
I see that.......when I tried to post my entry for the day I got the yellow screen...sometimes I can salvage it...this time it was gone....


Jacky82020 on 10/27/2021:
Yay!

bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
I lost my post this morning....will try again tomorrow.


Jacky82020 on 10/27/2021:
Hate when that happens! (Bawling emoji here)

bearcountrygg on 10/28/2021:
yeah...waaaa


Horn_of_plenty on 10/27/2021:
Testing, Testing, 1,2,3..

bearcountrygg on 10/28/2021:
:)


Horn_of_plenty on 10/27/2021:
i didn't know there were peach pop tarts!

also, overall nice eats yesterday. nice to see you had tasty blueberries.

bearcountrygg on 10/28/2021:
They are new....good but surely not the pop tarts from the past...somewhere along the line they lost something.


Brett on 10/27/2021:
I saw the yellow screen here a few times myself. The certificate expiration message is gone, so that’s good

bearcountrygg on 10/28/2021:
Yes.....ongoing issue.



bearcountrygg - Wednesday Oct 27, 2021
(Eating in moderation)
Weight: 0.0

Trying this again...lost my post and don't plan to rewrite it.........heading out for a walmart pick up so that will take all morning.......wifi wires still all over rhe place ( hanging from the trees and laying on the ground) even though they have been working on the roads for the last 2 days......will see how this goes. 

so far today

1 cup coffee

1 pkg of 2 peach pop tarts......while driving

2 beef/cheese/bacon patties

light mayo

2 small tortillas ( shaped like an 8)...these made a good substitute for a bun and would buy again

chicken/veg fried rice

blueberries

mango/pineapple water enhancer powder

 

Donkey on 10/27/2021:
Oh I hate it when that happens! I hope you are OK and that you have a good day!

bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
Everything is fine......finishing the winter stock up before the snow starts flying......Thanks...I plan for it to be a good one.


Jacky82020 on 10/27/2021:
Know what you mean. I’ve lost posts too. Are you using your laptop or the phone?

Have fun at Walmart. I began my Friday pickup order today. They said my 40 sack of wild bird seed was out of stock this time. Weird how last week they had someone deliver it to the house. I’ll go inside & hopefully they’ll have it.

bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
I'm on the lap top...their app has been so messed up...when I got there today I got a message that part of my order was ready for pick up and the other part??????...would have to be picked up inside......I asked her what it was and she said it's all a mess today and ignore it...she brought it all out to the car.....really...If I wanted to go inside then I would have done my own shopping...LOL...Your seed issue was funny.....I only had one sub today and everything else was there so that was good.


innerpeace on 10/27/2021:
I've written long heart felt posts and they disappeared so it was obviously not meant to be read. Have a great day.

bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
I guess so,,,,That is how I felt about it to.......must not have been worthy...LOL.....So far so good today.


Jacky82020 on 10/27/2021:
LOL, Bear! Was just telling Matt I find it really strange when the Walmart order gets messed up due to technical difficulties. They are the world’s biggest retailer, bigger than Amazon even. I just live with it. Have exchanged emails & phone calls to no avail.

I always enter the store for bananas, few other vegetables like cabbage & to check out the clearance aisle & yellow tags on baked goods etc. The 50% off Keto Fat Bombs are great. Off keto now, but same as eating candy.

bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
I think it may be as much as 2 years since I went in that store......but I have done a lot of grocery pick ups......I do love that........There is another store about 45 minutes away that does grocey pick up...They charge $4.99 each...or I think you can also pay by the year....but haven't t tried them yet...but really both are farther than I want to drive in the winter because both involve many many miles of nothing but forest and no cell phone towers....so in the winter usually made do with the local store.....I have heard a lot about fat bombs but never tried them.


Jacky82020 on 10/27/2021:
The Fat Bombs taste exactly like candy bars. They had white chocolate with mint milk chocolate & Pumpkin Spice with white chocolate. Sounded unappealing, but very good, can hardly taste or even see the pumpkin, only the chocolate. I kept blowing my first keto attempt because of keto bomb binges, mostly on coconut bars.

I’d hate driving too under those road conditions. Are the roads salted?

bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
Sometimes.......they are plowed and salted.....there are many deep ravines along the roads...deer....it just isn't worth it to travel those for me in the winter.... The fat bombs sound good.....have you checked built bars? You can only buy them online and they are a lot like 3 musketeers bars...lots of flavors although I and a lot of other people don't detect much difference in the flavors...but they are all delish.


PlayingQuietly on 10/27/2021:
well, I'm on my egg cheese sandwich kick then I'm moving on to fried rice (baked rice actually then adding microwave veggies & soy sauce) I'll bake up 2-day supply of rice at a time

bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
The egg sandwiches sound so good to me......The chicken fried rice I had today was something I picked up at Walmart for a quick lunch....it was good and leftovers for tomorrow....I've made my own on the past and always enjoy it...and it handles some add ons for change well too.



bearcountrygg - Sunday Oct 24, 2021
(Eating in moderation)
Weight: 0.0

32 degrees here this motning....and that is freezing.......so really feeling like like winter is on the way ,funny how quickly it can switch from hot to cold.  Sleeping really well and time to step up the activity indoors.  Now the basement gym area gets more important and needs to be reorganized again...possibly today..........The WIFI wires are still all over the ground and hanging from trees....I see they are working today and  so will take advantage of that.........a bad tempered neighbor cut them but not surprising coming from him....ours is still working...others not....The news and coffee with D.........and ready to get on with the day......I will probably head for the basement after breakfast.

Testing something today.....eating heaviest meal in the morning and then much lighter during the day....I've done that before and had varying results......but it does give me more energy in the A.M>...but of course gets tougher later in the day......today I plan on chicken broth, sf jello and fresh produce for meals later.....it isn't something I would do every day but I like to try new things and since I plan to be busy today I want to see how it affects my energy.

coffee = 2

6 tempura chicken nuggets = 666

20 tater tots = 324

Chicken broth = 23

Banana = 105

sf jello = 10

Dinner will likely be the same ....worked out fine but I did get hungry about 11.....and time flew by until  noon so it was easy enough.....I think as long as there is protein  in the breakfast it would continue to work well......since I'm planning for the dinner to be the same as lunch or very similar the cals will be between 1,200 and 1,300 which is my usual on a good day......I'm not sure if it is something that I would want to do day in and day out though...it's fine occassionally...I really do prefer 3 meals a day with each being around 400 cals each and a max of 500 for any one or all.......400 cal meals are so simple to plan that it takes all of the stress/work out of it all and barely takes any recording.  

Bath done hair washed ,,,,,and heading for the basement......it's a thorn in my side.....I like to clean and declutter and rearrange things when I have space.......the basement is a total mess and I have no room to move there.......BUT.....nothing changes until I change my mind and make it happen.....going now to make it happen!!!!

I kind of wish that I had sorted through these things of my parents and grandparents before now......what treasures.....Thinking of posting pictures....but times have changed and some of these things I know were loved and I as well love them but these days...some may not be recieved well.....Some are at least 100 years old or older....

 

Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
Wow! Your neighbor’s a jerk! He can cut his own lines but should be arrested for vandalizing anyone else’s.

32! Cold! It’s 46 here, maybe the coldest date of the season.

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
I suspect he cut the wire going to his neighbors house because it was crossing his property...he was a jerk long before that....he has a reputation of being violent.


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
Scary! At least my neighbors are all nice. Lived next to idiots in San Diego though.

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
We have a lot of nice ones.....There are 3 houses with people here that leave a lot to be desired.....I avoid them......There seems to be a bad apple is most bunches....luckily we can keep our distance for the most part.


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
Yep, some fools in every neighborhood. We don’t mingle much with the neighbors, good or bad. I did send a snotty email to the newish one next door. She is some kind of a Born Again evangelical & kept putting religious Bible Thumping pamphlets in my mailbox. They were linked to some out of state megachurch & always ended in a plea for funds. As an atheist, I found her to be out of line. I don’t proselytize to anyone & she best leave me alone.

Her husband is really nice. He sent an email requesting to trim some trees along our mutual property line. Matt met him to see exactly what he meant & all was good.

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
The age old property line issue....our neighbor has a tree that is dead and is leaning towards our garage....if and when it falls it will not only wreck the garage but 2 vehicles..........will see how that goes when it happens...LOL


PlayingQuietly on 10/24/2021:
brrrr cold

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
Yes it is...good day to clean the basement!!


Donkey on 10/24/2021:
I guess I'd better comment now on your entry, should your angry neighbor get mad again and cut the wires for your internet too. Wow, talk about anger issues. I'm hoping he's single, because he sounds like a real joy to live with (NOT).

I'd be interested to hear how your eating test goes today. :-)

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
I am hearing that his wife finally divorced him....and they are around our age...I'm glad that she is finally free of his anger...He really hates everyone and everything and lets everyone know.......He is far enough away that I don't think he can affect or wires.....he did affect the ones near him......There are a lot fo wifi wires in the trees and laying on the ground right now because the company can't find anyone that is will to work.....they are seriously short handed. They need someone that can run a trencher....and no one is available.....hopefully they find someone soon because once the snow starts ( anytime now here)....there will be more issues.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/24/2021:
OMG! 32F is COLD! that will not happen for awhile yet down here.

I just love how you are always cleaning up, organizing the house. it sure does feel great when things are clean.

i see you are testing with heaviest meal at start. i cannot do that as it sets me up to keep wanting more and more food during the day...but i know what you mean..and if it's more including some fat/protein/carbs all in moderation, it prob does work to make you more satisfied. i have yet to be able to get that down pat!

....and then you said it yourself...as long as there's protein in the breakfast. i can't agree more. lately mine are mostly carbs, doesn't last me long, but keeps me semi-happy at work! LOL.

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
I can't say that the big meal in the morning is my favorite....eating what I want when I want would be my favorite...LOL....but that isn't productive at all...LOL.....I think I may just prefer 3 meals a day no snacks and all with the same number of cals....snacking just seems to set me off.....and then it turns into a habit.....I do think each meal for me does need a protein...otherwise I get hungry too quickly again....Carbs are happy foods for sure....That is why I could never do keto or carnivore.....I need carbs...


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
Yeah, ye olde property lines. We paid $600 to have ONE of our four surveyed. It’s shocking what those guys want. We have a neighbor close to only one side. When we moved in there was a 90 yr old woman next door. Her husband, a local PCP, had just died. She was always riding her Deere & gardening. Once she brought in a crew of tree guys. They were getting too close to what I thought was our property line, so I went out & talked to her.

She said: Go get your survey, but don’t expect me to pay any of it. LOL. I never did. So she called off the crew & later respected the property line. We put short poles with orange flags along it. She was not going to get my pines!

She went away one day, I think to a out of state relative due to health issues. Then the Born Agains bought the house. He politely asked permission to take down branches he was legally entitled to remove. They did cross the property line. We have his trees extending on to ours & I like them.

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
We have had similar issues here.......the owner on one side had their greenhouses 15feet onto our property.....we did have it surveyed and proved it......D actually told them that he would give them a couple of months to move them.....but if they didn't he would push them with our tractor right up to their deck...LOL...They moved them!!! Since then there have been 2 more different owners......and once again......these newest ones think they own many feet onto ours.....they point to a board nailed on a tree......NOPE...there are survey stakes.....and the tree with the board is actually our tree...so whomever nailed the board there was yet again wrong.....Sometimes I just want to fence the entire place in...but fencing 4 acres is quite a job......and not one we are really wanting to do.


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
That would be a formidable task! We fenced in about 1/3 an acre out back for the dogs. I’d never let them run free. It’s a terrific fence my husband and the handyman from our other house built after getting bids of ~$15,000. They did it for about half that. The back is a heavy open metal grid, so we can see into the woods. 6 ft tall on the other sides, solid wood.

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
It would just be too much...our dogs are hounds and in a kennel with houses in the building.....so they don't run around here either....A good fence makes good neighbors but we have never had a fenced in yard......but in the past the property lines were clear....here in the woods it is harder to define them.....survey stakes at the corners but other than that....we wing it...LOL


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
We have always had fenced in yards. I like fences. Never the whole property, just a backyard. Our backyard at the old Victorian had a cool tombstone. From the original property owner, of the land, not the house. He died in 1820. They dug him up and planted him in the local cemetery around the time a rich judge bought the land & built the house. 1870.


Maria7 on 10/26/2021:
Wow, 32 degrees sounds like winter time. Hope you are doing well and having a good day.

bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
Felt like winter here for the last few days......stocking the house with what we need for the winter....and doing great!



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