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bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jul 15, 2020
(None)
Weight: 133.0

Several days since I was serious about  things I should be.......it seems like every day....it was something new......today...D has his first by phone drs appt.....This should be interesting....I will sit nearby out of sight and try to keep my mouth shut.   If it wasn't necessary because he was diababetic...I don't think D woul do that.

To top things off....D went out to feed the dogs yesterday and he called me on the phone...come out and help him...I'm thinking dogs need shots????  No idea...nope...he had tripped over a log and fell...and couldn't get up...but...by the time I got my shoes on and walked back there...he was sitting on the offending log...and got up himself....but is in pain today..Right shoulder....doesn't want to go to the hospital to get checked...and isn't sure he will mention it during the phone call with the doctor today either.  

Sons coworker has covid......a new worry

I'm not really too hungry...just snacky......and I know where that leads...

Not too interested in following a schedule...I had hoped that attitude would change...but nope......right now...waiting for my mojo to get back.  Sleeping good though...........and drinking lots of water......low thyroid acting up and that is always a bummer........and we have a thunder storm on the way...lots of rumbling and getting dark.......and I do love the rain.....the louder the better....my asthma is always better in the rain and that has made me wheeze a lot lately......well...I sound like a real downer...LOL 

Not particularly unhappy, just blah!  

Have ordered several odd things over the last month and some of them have been lost...and resent......and late...and circling around out there in the world.........I don't think I appreciated life as it used to be enough..........

Found this and I think it explains my feelings exactly

 

Progress as of today: 122.8 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 07/15/2020:
I think we have all had periods of wondering when this will all end and getting down about it. Whenever I think about doing something, like going out to eat- outside of course- I think about all of the people in the hospital and then know that I don’t want to end up like them. I have also ordered needless stuff. Have to do something to entertain myself!

bearcountrygg on 07/15/2020:
I hear you!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/15/2020:
LOL, i saw something on fb similar ...if 2020 was a drink!...and there were some terrible tasting things mentioned!

not everyday is a good day and take your time to getting where you'd like to be. why be perfect, right! especially since you are not employed and do NOT need to be in the future, be good to yourself, not hard on yourself!

lol....i could do so many things at home if i never had to be employed again! HAHAHAHAHA

bearcountrygg on 07/15/2020:
Perfect is boring...LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 07/15/2020:
and one of them would be to continue relaxing!

bearcountrygg on 07/15/2020:
LOL...We are at the stage of life where if we sit down...we fall asleep...LOL


Donkey on 07/16/2020:
I had to literally laugh out loud when i saw that bag of chips. Yeo, that sounds about right!

Falling is a huge concern. I'm glad D is ok. Just asking gently, but is he getting to the point of needing a walking stick (cane)?

bearcountrygg on 07/16/2020:
He has had one back when he was healing from the knee replacement....but right now...probably not....he was washing the truck back by the kennels and backed up and tripped over a log........he is getting more forgetfull...( we both are)...and I can see that we are both getting what I would call kind of feeble....our balance is off...we don't always react quickly to things...short term memory problems for both of us.....old age has caught up with us....and we don't like it....he has done a lot more falling than I have though....he trips over things...I don't think he picks his feet up enough when he walks....I can tell you one thing......the body ages...the mind dims......and it's hard to watch it all happen but we can't seem to stop it...

bearcountrygg on 07/16/2020:
I should add that he was pulling the hose while backing up.....


grannyannie on 07/16/2020:
2020 is a nightmare! I know what you mean about snacking. Often nothing to do with hunger.

bearcountrygg on 07/16/2020:
Stress eating for me I think.



bearcountrygg - Monday Jul 13, 2020
(None)
Weight: 133.0

 Just sitting around waiting for the internet guy.......there is a 4 hour window for his arrival...so I'm basically doing next to nothing but just waiting.  Will be very glad when this is done.

D has decided to get serious about his health now........Dr wasn't happy with bloodwork and neither was dr........and...he is scheduled for a video appt with him this week...D not happy about that either........D wants fish 2 times a wk....okay...he has refused that up until now...but suddenly he wants wild caught alaskan salmon...well...all righty then...he never would eat it before....he did his own research online.......he knows i took myself off all prescribed meds 19 years ago......while he was adding more to his list.................now...he plans to refuse some of his....we will see how this goes........dr just added a statin to his...but he won't take it.........and plans to quit the dr if he doesn't see it D's way....now this may get interesting.  I will be sitting there with him at his request during the video call wednesday..............UGH!!!!!!

I'm still avoiding the scale and not counting......I need to get today over with........I need to make some strict rules for myself for tomorrow and beyond....................

Had to restart schwans food delivery...can't get his salmon anywhere around here......he also wants the WW program set up again....along with calorie counting...I KNOW who is going to be dealing with these.........he is not very comfortable with the internet....just enough to be dangerous though.......................maybe his sudden interest in health will encourage both of us to do better....hopefully.

OMG>>>>>OMG>>>>>>OMG~!!!!!!!!   Is this what high speed internet is???????

Is this what everyone else's internet has been????????

This morning we were 1%....Now 13%................................It's a whole new world!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 122.8 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/13/2020:
Good for D!!! And maybe it will help you too. It's hard to stick to a plan when one's spouse is not on board.

If I were D, I would do everything I could to NOT take a statin drug.

My husband wants to start eating more fish too. Summer is good for that.

Hope the internet guy shows up soon! How exciting!

bearcountrygg on 07/13/2020:
The internet guy showed up...and thankfully it was the smart one....they have some others...buuuut...no thanks. LOL I do think that now with D on board....it will be better for both of us.....I think he is getting tired of all of the side effects...and rightfully so...


grannyannie on 07/13/2020:
Isn't wild caught salmon the price of gold?! I love salmon and once in a while I do scrambled eggs with smoked salmon (when the good stuff is on sale). My husband won't eat fish - not because he doesn't like it - but because everywhere is overfished. My favourites are salmon or a chippy for haddock and chips. Mmmm.... not good for a diet.

bearcountrygg on 07/13/2020:
It is expensive.....but wild caught Alaskan is what he said so.......we will see.....I think it will all work out because now he won't be asking for some other junk that he used to ask for.....It will probably even out ok......That man eats out of habit....the same breakfast 7 days a week...specific bread...etc....he is such a creature of habit when it comes to food...others in his family are the same way...they were raised like that.....me on the other hand.......totally different.


grannyannie on 07/13/2020:
Good for your hubby for wanting to get healthier!

bearcountrygg on 07/13/2020:
I'm glad to see that he is now ready to work harder at it......it will be better for both of us.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/13/2020:
internet and speed is GREAT! mine is just great, almost never any issues at all!

good luck to D, i hope he will start being more like you and watching what he's eating.

bearcountrygg on 07/13/2020:
I think so.......reading the side effects woke him up!!


legcramps on 07/14/2020:
Lol, so glad you have a nice speedy internet service now!

My BF went and had some blood tests done recently because he hadn't been feeling great after a long weekend of sunny days, and his results weren't great. Now he's worried, when i've been telling him for the last three years that he'll need to start eating better at some point! Oh well, at least NOW they are starting to do something to change!

bearcountrygg on 07/14/2020:
YES AND YES....too bad they didn't believe us...LOL



bearcountrygg - Sunday Jul 12, 2020
(None)
Weight: 133.0

 Nice quiet sunday around here.......yesterday was super noisey............Used to be a wildlife, hunting/fishing area...but we've turned into a racetrack for motorcycles, quad runners, side by sides, dune buggies, and mudders.........boy how things change.......one kind of scared me yesterday...while I was here alone...some guy wearing all black, on a black motorcycle kept driving past the house...slooooow...looking down the driveway...turning around and driving past over and over again...until he turned into the driveway and just sat there looking at the house.....all of the doors were locked...but of course that only keeps honest people out...any house with a window or door means entry to someone who has other ideas....I called D...he was half an hour away...but headed home..the guy turned around and left....never saw the guy again......which is probably a good thing................I have no idea who he was but he did scare me a bit......so many places up here are cabins or summer homes and they get broken into.......we live here year around now as well as our immediate neighbors.....but downstaters like to break into places up here and spend a few days and leave them in shambles and don't even bother to close doors.....can be a bit scarey sometimes..........................but all is well today....so I'm trying to forget that......I will admit I spent the rest of the day eating...snacking.......nibbling.....just plain stress eating.........bad old habits from my fat days..........but at least now I can see them for what they are.......acknowleging that is the way to stop......still snacky today......but a lot less......I'm allowing it...because apparently that is how I cope...this too shall pass.......and it will stop............I'm not trying to force myself into a mold that I don't fit...just doing what I need to do to calm down a bit...and move on.......

On a happier note....HIGH SPEED WIFI gets installed tomorrow.......

 

Progress as of today: 122.8 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/12/2020:
Oh my! First of all, I cannot *stand* the noise of motorbikes, cycles, ATV's, etc. That ranks right up there with construction noise - just GRATES on my nerves like nails on a chalkboard. I get very crabby with constant noise like that around. I'd rather listen to traffic.

Second of all, that is really creepy about the guy in black. I don't blame you one bit for feeling a bit wigged out by that. Maybe he was casing the houses to see if any of them were empty. IDK... that's just very, very creepy.

I totally would have been stress eating.

bearcountrygg on 07/12/2020:
Quieter on Sundays when most of them head home......it's a pain for sure.


Donkey on 07/12/2020:
That's SO COOL about your internet!!!!! I hope it all works out!!!!

bearcountrygg on 07/12/2020:
Me too...Thanks!


grannyannie on 07/12/2020:
Yes high speed wifi!

bearcountrygg on 07/12/2020:
YES!! FINALLY!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/12/2020:
i'm glad the guy in the motorbike left and didn't cause any harm to you or D or your home! that is scary indeed when you are out in the middle of nowhere!

also, i find motorcycles and loud vehicles extremely annoying too and it would drive me insane if i heard them all day as i'm not used to hearing them ALL DAY. i guess i could possibly maybe get used to the sound, but it would take me a VERY LONG TIME! sorry you gotta deal with the noise!

and high speed wifi is the best. even ricky got it this month, after not having it ever !

bearcountrygg on 07/12/2020:
They rev them up in front of the houses....apparently looking for attention...or just plain stupid...LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 07/12/2020:
i'd def agree with the latter: STUPID!

bearcountrygg on 07/13/2020:
LOL



bearcountrygg - Thursday Jul 09, 2020
(None)
Weight: 133.0

 I did an experiment yesterday where i ate 2,200 cals..( mainly the mixed nuts were what made it so high).....It had been a VERY long time since I had eaten that many cals.........in one day ( memories of my gaining years come to mind here)....so for a long time now.....i haven't been anywhere near that............but........I decided to test something out.........since the quantity of food was not enormous...but the cals were.........I wasn't stuffed....I did have reflux out of the blue in the evening...water and tums took care of that.....but i felt fine......this morning the scales are DOWN.....and It kind of surprises me.....( of course they may go back up because any food can make weight fluctuate for 4 days I'm told)...so will have to wait for that....but...i've been a intuitive eater for a long time.......my  body...( when I listen to it)...easily leads me to what I need...always has...and hopefully always will.  The 2 sides of me...( human garbage can that thinks she needs to use up what is at hand...and the intuitive side that says...just listen to your cravings and you will be fine) do continuous battle....being a child of depression era parents  has a huge impact on not wasting food...they didn't.....it was how I was raised.......and my easily read intuition that never seems to stear me wrong.......I'm working so hard on making the 2 work together..............it's a compromise of both basically.  

Anyway.....I think the high cal day was successful....not doing that again anytime soon really........It might get to be too much of a habit again and I'm not going there........but........I think my body needed that.............

Todays plans/goals

1.  vaccum all

2.  dishes DONE

3.  make bed DONE

4.  Laundry and PUT IT AWAY...bad habits starting need to stop that. DONE

5.  go get the mail...and deal with it DONE

6.  Get paperwork done

7. Check on all orders...nothing coming today DONE

8.  D takes truck in for repairs.....I follow...bring him home and take him back there later to get it. DONE

9.  Yesterdays grocery pick up has dried all night on the dining room table...put it all away today

10.  Wash out at least 1 kitchen cabinet DONE

Breakfast = 385 calories  (Vans Berry Bliss organic cereal and fairlife 2% milk, coffee and banana)

 

EDIT...Kind of an odd morning......the dryer just started working again....heat and all....no more running things through 3 cycles with just regular air....

AND......we have an appointment to upgrade our internet to high speed monday...looking forward to that...but now..I open a internet bill..( and we have had a lot of wifi problems in the last 2 or 3 weeks...)...it's up $13........okay........and also in the envelope with the higher bill is a notice that they have filed for bankruptcy.......mondays appt is still on......though........wonder how this is going to play out...we don't have choices around here.................hmmmm.

Lunch didn't get a pic...we were on the road a lot today.......but it was chicken, potato, gravy, broccoli,cauliflower and carrots, and clio bars....

Progress as of today: 122.8 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/09/2020:
Sounds like you have a good attitude toward food. Nuts and seeds are so high in calories but they are so healthy with good fat. Occasional high calorie days with healthy extra calories is a good idea.

bearcountrygg on 07/09/2020:
I slept really well...and woke up refreshed...I wonder if the cals, or mixed nuts has anything to do with that......


grannyannie on 07/09/2020:
You got a lot done!

bearcountrygg on 07/09/2020:
Working on it...and hoping to add more.


legcramps on 07/09/2020:
I'm sure it varies a little from person to person regarding what their calorie intake might look like. And, for some, it is also difficult mentally and emotionally to eat higher calories as it might put them in a tailspin or trigger unhealthy eating. We all have our demons to slay!

But certainly there is merit in eating higher amounts of calories, when it's healthy and nutritious food you're taking in. I used to follow a group that called themselves "Eat More to Weigh Less", and their theories were quite practical.

bearcountrygg on 07/09/2020:
It did seem to work yesterday.....I've been thinking that eating low too much could be an issue.......


Donkey on 07/09/2020:
My boss was just talking to me about that internet service provider going bankrupt. I hope it works out for you.

I think you're on to something about mixing up a high calorie day with lower days. Keeps the metabolism guessing.

bearcountrygg on 07/10/2020:
I have usually seen good losses after shaking things up......I used to have big pancake breakfasts and suddenly lose.....it's always worked for me.....I'm thinking just plain dieting is a scam...at least for me.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/10/2020:
we had the same breakfast! !!

i don't like the sound of your internet bill! but then again, filing for bankrupcy can just be a means to get to something they want in the end...

bearcountrygg on 07/10/2020:
They are the only game in town so I guess we play along for awhile......doesn't sound good though.



bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jul 08, 2020
(None)
Weight: 135.0

 Going to be a really hot one here today...thank goodness for AC......but I will be gone for a few hours so there's that......Heading out to pick up the Walmart grocery Pick up........It's a large one so hopefully it will take care of the month along with what else we have on hand.  I'm not looking forward to disinfecting all of it...and carrying it into the house but it needs to be done........mostly frozen and canned and avoiding any snacks so mainly fruit. veg and meat along with household cleaners etc.  1 hour drive there and another hour back....so it will cut into my day.   Accepting that I still should count calories.....rather I like to or not......i know that when not counting i usually end up around 1,200 when i go back and look....but sometimes it's been around 800....so I need to watch out for that........od course back in the day  I was closer to 2,000.....but hopefully that stays in the past......for me.

Breakfast = 107 cals ( coffee and banana)

Lunch was a chili cheese dog on wheat bun, ranch rice and mixed veggies and a clio yogurt bar = 674 cals

Dinner/evening = 1,575 1 cup mixed nuts, yogurt, black grapes and crystal light

 

Todays goals

1.  Pick up groceries, disinfect and bring in house DONE

2.  Make bed DONE

3.  Put previous days laundry away DONE

4.  Wash dishes DONE

5.  Clear off dining room table DONE

6.  Go get mail/sort/put away DONE

7.  Trash day ( gather and get can to front of garage for D) DONE

I intentionally ate high calories today...1 cup of mixed nuts was 1,360 calories....and I decided to just do that and have a high calorie day....I have been eating so low for so long...I figured maybe it would be a good idea...for one day......didn't get all fancy...actually ate the mixed nuts with the high calories right out of the measuring cup  LOL...yup...I'm fancy like that!!!

 TOTAL cals for the day was a whopping 2,256....something I haven't done for a very long time........and I'm looking forward to finding out what difference it made.

 

Progress as of today: 120.8 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 07/08/2020:
I still haven't tried grocery pick up, I need to. I have a lot of clutter I need to pick up/put away before we leave on Saturday.

bearcountrygg on 07/08/2020:
You should try it...they are so nice and friendly and they just seem to do a really good job. Right now I can choose my pick up times easier so that is nice.....but I';ve been really happy with it.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2020:
hi bear! i recently bought a couple bananas too, basically for digestion and nutrition for potassium! whenever i feel like i need a boost, i buy bananas!

bearcountrygg on 07/08/2020:
I love them...used to be allergic to them... but not any more....thankfully....They settle down a sweet tooth sometimes...I like that.


grannyannie on 07/08/2020:
I hate having to bring groceries inside and then use wipes on them. Such a chore. I'm especially thorough on anything plastic.

I do click and collect and I only have a couple of complaints. They hired a bunch of kids to do this job a couple months ago, so 17 and 18 year olds don't pay much attention to sell by dates or how pack berries properly. But overall it's been good.

bearcountrygg on 07/08/2020:
I was told only one thing was not available and 1 thing was substituted...but when i got home...I see there were several sustitutions...that he didn't tell me about but i would have accepted them if I knew anyway.....so that was the first mistake I've run into...still worth it though.


legcramps on 07/08/2020:
Enjoy getting through that list today!

bearcountrygg on 07/08/2020:
Nap first...LOL


horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2020:
Man that frank looks good as does the rice !!!!I’ve been eating leftover hot dogs, turkey slices and hamburgers since Friday !

bearcountrygg on 07/08/2020:
We like hot dogs...no matter what they make them out of...LOL



bearcountrygg - Tuesday Jul 07, 2020
(None)
Weight: 135.0

 Finally it will be getting really hot here....sleeping really well......and feeling like I'm cutting my serving sizes about as low as I can go and still be healthy..........While there are plenty of things here that fit into the snack/poor choice areas...they aren't the ones that call me...so i can avoid or at least limit them.  Tomorrow I do a Walmart grocery pick up and I'm happy with the choices I made....NO JUNK...and not even tempted to order any........for now this is important for me...i could live on junk alone...and have at times in the past.......but right now...I'm leaning towards fresh produce...and that happens after having little of it..........So today.....there is plenty to keep me busy all day...tomorrow..only plans are driving 1 hour to pick up groceries and 1 hour back........the rest of tomorrow is free...so time to get more serious....where i used to think that I would eventually get to a point where I wouldn't have to count...I see now that really will never be an option....I have been anemic...back in my 104 to 130 pound days...apparently it will always need to be watched....bummer....but fact.

Progress as of today: 120.8 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/07/2020:
I too will never be at the point where I cannot be aware of what I'm eating.

Having the junk out of the house is definitely one way to avoid pitfalls. I fell into one myself last night. Oh well... we do better today.

bearcountrygg on 07/07/2020:
Yes....I guess the difference will be that we accept limiting those things....once we make that a habit...it should get easier.


Donkey on 07/07/2020:
BTW that was waaaaay freaky about Barrett Porter. Yikes!

bearcountrygg on 07/07/2020:
Barret Pastor has been a leader for the WW community for some time....I think what happened to her has shaken a lot of people up and has pointed out that any diet plan regardless of which one...still has to meet our bodies basic needs....and that can be easy to forget when we are just watching the scale.....it was eye opening for sure. They thought she was possibly bleeding internally but some simple tests aren't showing that...and so far she has refused more invasive ones....and is just hoping for better news over the next few weeks.


grannyannie on 07/07/2020:
Good for you not ordering junk.

bearcountrygg on 07/07/2020:
just avoided those areas online.....That is a lot easier than avoiding them in the store...LOL


Maria7 on 07/07/2020:
I was actually hospitalized one time after ignorantly being on a 400 cals a day crash diet that I put myself on. I lost weight but also lowered my metabolism and it got to where I could not walk without help while I was on the diet right before I was hospitalized. I learned my lesson the hard way and no, it was not worth it.

bearcountrygg on 07/07/2020:
You are correct...it certainly is not worth it.


legcramps on 07/07/2020:
It's a fine line, isn't it? Trying to restrict has never been something healthy for me, even though I tried numerous times and just kept making the same mistakes. Even though now I might have more pounds on me, i'm mentally and emotionally a lot healthier than I was when I was restricting and taking on the "less is more" mentality. Less is not always more!

bearcountrygg on 07/07/2020:
Agreed....we do have to be careful and take into account how we feel....that's the most important...


Horn_of_plenty on 07/07/2020:
lately, my eating is seriously all over the place in terms of food choices. being home so much, i am seriously having a hard time lately with eating lots of meat!

i think that we will go up and down and around in our eating and it's normal. i would be so bored if i always ate and did exactly the same things....oh i am soooo craving indian food! may pick it up soon to have at home...just gotta find a place that's open!

bearcountrygg on 07/07/2020:
I was always putting emphasis on protein when we were younger...I wanted all of the kids to get plenty and D was expecting it...but I have always noticed that I ate a very small portion....and as I get older...I'm seeing that again.....I think if I was cooking for 1 I would probably have a lot less meat around.....but i tend to eat a lot of peanut butter so that would count towards proteins.....BUT.....my lower protein years did create anemia...not a serious amount...but it should have been a red flag for me...a DIL was 100 pounds and anemic.....very picky eater and super tiny servings....and limited her selections drastically......I can say we were both pale too during those times.....look for pale lips, skin, tiredness...pale fingernails.......



bearcountrygg - Monday Jul 06, 2020
(None)
Weight: 135.0

 Internet doing better this morning........it has been days since we have had good connections.........thunder storms and fireworks all around...and a weird puffy bright yellow  thing growning on the rocks......weird.  

I need to get back on track.........maybe pics and counting...once a foodie always a foodie.........not sure if today is the day though......I'm thinking wednesday when I can put more time into it.  I do have a pick up order set for Wednesday morning....will see......but really not motivated enough today to get serious.  

I went back and looked at my more recent calories...and wasa little scared.

The reason why??????

A quite well known Weght Watcher online.......(youtube and facebook)....has recently had some unusual and serious health issues.....she was near her goal.......and lately had been feeling dizzy and was chewing ice continuously, sniffing  permanent markers and was itching her legs but there was no rash..........she went and had blood work done and it showed that she is so anemic that she was only one number away from needing a blood transfusion.......they are doing an ablation to stop her TOM.......and she is now taking iron and eating more protein......the reason they feel is that her average calories per day figured out to be about 800 cals a day.......when 1,200 per day should be the average.........weight loss had become such a goal that she was destroying her body.............................and I can see that it wouldn't be a hard thing to do.  I've had my 800 cal days and even 400 calorie days years ago..................She has been on weight watchers for 2 years...and stayed witin her daily points......unfortunately staying within her daily points didn't give her the 1,200 cals........proving that calorie counting is really the bottom line...it needs to be done on any diet........

I'm going to do a little digging ....and making a better record/plan foer myself.....I've had my days of dizziness.....and itching.....I will be keeping a bettter record......I think that wednedsday will be a good place to start...rather for losing the last ffew..or just maintaining health.

Progress as of today: 120.8 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 07/06/2020:
oh I know that too well about how that WW person feels... I was also doing the same. I got so obsessed with numbers and losing, losing, losing, that my health deteriorated severely. I haven't had my menstrual cycle for 6 months. And I refused the idea that I was mentally sick... 1200 is also very low, depending on her habits and exercise.. That sniffing permanent markers is weird though! I heard people eating chalk and hair and stuff but never heard about the permanent markers...

bearcountrygg on 07/06/2020:
That is the issue with diets....we become so fixated on the scale...and think about food probably more than is healthy. Totally agree about the 1,200...that is the bare minimum for anyone....a safer number according to her dr is 1,400 -1,500 cals a day......( my problem is that I gain at 1,500....but that's another story.....I'm 5'2" and small boned.......so maybe that is why.......but Ww is not necessarily something to trust without also counting cals.......when I heard she was sniffing markers...I also thought of pika...whick is eating odd things....but apparently sniffing the strong permanent markers is also a anemia symptom...and can also cause dizziness.....If you are interested in seeing her you tube videos...her name is Barrett Pastor........


grannyannie on 07/06/2020:
Did their test her for celiacs? My husband had routine bloodwork a few years ago and he was extremely anemic (but felt fine) and they said he had celiacs and probably had it most of his life. He had sensitive skin as well. He's fine since he stoppd eating gluten.

bearcountrygg on 07/06/2020:
She hasn't mentioned that...I wonder about that myself because of my hashimotos......DIL has followed a gluten free diet for years...she has dermatomyositis ( a form of MD)...and she won't take any chances with gluten.


grannyannie on 07/06/2020:
And 800 calories is far too low for anyone.

bearcountrygg on 07/06/2020:
yes it is...I agree.....that is why we should actually be counting calories...even if on a specific diet plan.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/06/2020:
thanks for sharing, seems that this well known WW person was a very rigid as well in what she ate....it's not easy to eat so low! wash she very thin?

bearcountrygg on 07/06/2020:
She still has a very few to go...she continues to diet but I see she is adding a lot more protein now...she used to eat a lot of cucumbers I know...but now she adds cottage cheese.....she really scared herself...if you want to see her on youtube...she is Barrett Pastor....this all just went down in the last 3 weeks or so....and she will be having an ablation soon....she is probably in her late 40's...that can be a tough time for women with menopause starting.....that probably didn't help. She has a couple of ww facebook groups too....she does a lot of cooking videos....but was not eating a lot of protein...and rarely beef.....beef is good for iron....



bearcountrygg - Saturday Jul 04, 2020
(None)
Weight: 135.0

 It looks like posting or getting online at all will need to be done early morning or later at night....so excited for high speed internet on the 13th.....haven't had that in a long time....( the country life is looking up a bit)..........Lots of fireworks lately...as long as they don't set the forrest on fire then it's actually nice to hear.....BUT...it is dry here soooooo.......Our flag is always out weather permitting and today I wear my US flag shirt......no fireworks for me.....I used to hold my breath until all of the kids fireworks were used up many years ago....they loved them and we didn't want to deny them that fun....and they always made it through that with all of their fingers......this year...something a little different...hand sanitizer and fireworks don't mix....who would have ever thought that it would be an issue...but  then who could have ever imagined life right now anyway?

Today I plan to just eat what ever I want....with no set goals for the day other than to just relax and have a nice day.  

Tomorrow.....back to counting and goals....Happy 4th of July to my American friends and havea wonderful day to everyone!!!

Progress as of today: 120.8 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/04/2020:
Have a happy 4th!

bearcountrygg on 07/04/2020:
Thank you Annie!


Donkey on 07/04/2020:
My cats always freak out with fireworks. It was awful when we had our next door neighbor who would put on a show for the families in the cul-de-sac. Cool for the neighbors, but I was never invited and the cats hated it. Thank goodness they moved away.

So please keep your kitty inside and make sure he has a safe place to hide.

I rather liked that you had no goals or counting for today. :-)

bearcountrygg on 07/04/2020:
Sampson doesn't seem to care and the dogs aren't even bothered by it this year.....they are used to hearing gun shots around here during hunting season....but my sons beauriful black lab...( named Hammer)...ran off on the 4th one year while he and DIL were in the hot tub and they never saw him again....we were all so sad.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/04/2020:
Happy 4th Bear!

a friend of mine, best friend, is also getting INTERNET, FINALLY! he didn't have it for awhile and they are installing it in all the buildings with an option to all tenants to connect...

just relax and enjoy the day in your festive t shirt!

bearcountrygg on 07/04/2020:
High speed....I HAVE MISSED THAT TO MUCH.....and right now it is really bad...but that is typical when they make changes...but it's frustrating...



bearcountrygg - Thursday Jul 02, 2020
(None)
Weight: 135.0

Internet is so sketchy now........not my first time posting today.....the rest failed.........high speed comming on the 13th....so hopefully it will improve things along.

coffee

pizza

halo top

still haven't figured calories,,

Getting some things done today but afraid to write too much and then not be able to post.......

 

Progress as of today: 120.8 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/02/2020:
yum, halo top!

i have not bought ice cream in awhile! for some reason i'm not loving dairy lately as much as i used to!!! just a personal strange type of thing!

talk soon. <3


Donkey on 07/03/2020:
I think I'd rather have real ice cream than Halo Top --- this was my conclusion while I was on keto. This is not a criticism of your choice, however. They have some very yummy flavors!


Maria7 on 07/03/2020:
We had pizza yesterday, too....Red Baron 4 cheese....was good.



bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jul 01, 2020
(None)
Weight: 135.0

Slept really well...and weather is beautiful........D headed out early for blood work...at the hosp there was a 2 hour wait standing outside........so they gave him the option to go to his doctors office and there was a 30 minute wait there......he asked how many covid patients in the hospital ...they said 2 to 4........BUT...some businesses in our town have been reported as places where there are multiple infections lately but they won't tell us which ones......seems like we should be able to know that.......so I stay home until I can't wait anymore.

2 cups coffee, Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich, chili and scallped potatoes with cheese = 1,763 cals today

Basically ended up spending the day trying to keep the old computer running ........it didn't cooperate...so I got the new one i bought last Christmas time...and now It and I are getting to know each other......that was a full day job

PLUS

1 package arrived...things sure are taking a long time to get here

got some more laundry plus washed up all of cats things

vaccumed the den

mail out/mail in

made bed

garbage to garage

dishes washed

 

Progress as of today: 120.8 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/01/2020:
Stay safe!

bearcountrygg on 07/01/2020:
I'm staying home and it's become a way of life now...I put off shopping until I can't wait anymore


Maria7 on 07/01/2020:
Not an easy choice for your Hubby. I know he was happy to get it over with and get back home. Hope it all turned out well for him. Yes, that is a big job, setting up a new computer but very rewarding!

bearcountrygg on 07/01/2020:
He was super hungry when he got home...LOL...He's used to eating at 5:30....but today it was 10:00...and yes it is nice to have the set up done...


horn_of_plenty on 07/01/2020:
Yes sorry it got complicated for hubby ! I am staying home much more, like you, these days.

bearcountrygg on 07/01/2020:
It does get easier for sure.



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