bearcountrygg - Sunday Jan 12, 2020
Well.....I guess yesterday wasn't a total loss food wise...because it reminded me how I feel when I eat too many carbs and not enough veggies.........I just feel fatter today......and I don't like that.....veggies make me feel more comfortable........besides...hopefully I got that craving over with.
Starting with coffee with sf syrup = 0 pts and 2 cals
Weather is not pleasant so will be inside......I have struggled with a small kitchen and really disliked it for the last 5 years........so yesterday we turned the table around, moved some other furniture and i ordered a kitchen island yesterday that I think will finally make me a little happier about the storage...hopefully I will quit complaining about lack of kitchen storage. I'm even boring myself...and I know D will be happy to not listen to that anymore.
Thinking about it now I suspect that was what was behind my carb fest yesterday........
Breakfast was an apple and a breakfast sandwich made with Brownberry Oven whole wheat sandwich thin, spray butter, 1 egg, 1 serving Hormel turkey pepperoni and 1 slice Kraft american cheese = 10 points and 448 cals
Breakfast turned out perfect numbers wise and was very filling, and with three proteins in the sandwich hopefully it will stick with me until lunch...I wish every days turned out like this.
Lunch was 4 thin slices of beef deli meat, 4 steak fries, corn and brussel sprouts/olive oil , an orange and a peanut butter Built bar = 13 points and 576 cals.
Evening snack...not hungry enough for a meal = V8 vegetable juice and harvest snaps green pea crisps mini pkg = 5 points and 160 cals.
1,184 cals for the day
bearcountrygg - Saturday Jan 11, 2020
Ice storm going on here...everything is a skating rink.
Wen to the freezer looking for something for my breakfast.......( feels good finally cleaning that out)....found a couple of ziplock bags with pancakes.........warmed all of them...but not everyone in the picture was edible.......tossed what wasn't......so did have 5 and tossed 2 in the trash.
5 pancakes, less than 1/4th cup Mrs Buttersworth lite, spray butter, coffee and sf coffee syrup = 14 points and 440 cals
Need to incorporate more fruit and veggies today....lately meals have been carb heavy and I'm actually getting tired of those.
First snack of the year.......and I'm happy that I was able to put it off this long....proves to me that I don't have to just eat on a whim....that it's okay to ignore the desire to snack....but this morning a snack was needed...so i went with it.
1 mini bag of pop corner kettle chips and 2 mini kind bars = 11 points and 320 cals
Lunch was a pork chop, roasted brussel sprouts including olive oil , mixed vegetables and an orange = 5 points and 310 cals
Well so much for the fruit and veg for the rest of the day...i was STARVING!!!!!! Fruit and veg was not going to satisfy that........so I ate what I was craving.....
Dinner = unicorn cereal, unsweetened almond breeze, a caramel built bar and a cup of tea = 14 points and 362 cals
Calories for the day was 1,432
bearcountrygg - Friday Jan 10, 2020
Freezing rain here for the entire weekend and a sheet of ice already...so we will be stuck at home. Plenty to do here so that isn't a bad thing............
Breakfast was coffee, sf syrup Special K Nourish cereal cup with almonds and cranberries, 2 sprouted bread toast, spray butter, apple = 11 points and 407 cals........I wish all meals would work out this well number wise.
Lunch was easy...I accidentally ruined the seal on a Microwavable mac and cheese so I went ahead and made that......so lunch was a Hamburger Helper microwave cheeseburger macaroni cup with added mixed vegetables and a Well Yes butternut squash and sweet potato sipping soup...= 14 points and 397 cals.
Dinner was leftover goulash and 2 biscuits with 1 slice of Kraft singles, some roast beef deli meat and mustard....30 points and 971 cals
Total cals for the day was 1,775....more cals than I'm comfortable with but then again i do like to keep shaking it up...........no scales, and shooting for fitting into a favorite pair of jeans.........looking forward to that day!!
bearcountrygg - Thursday Jan 09, 2020
I figure today will be a good day to get some mystery packages out of the freezer and make them part of my meals .......they need to be eaten or tossed.....so it's time for me to stop putting that off....i'm also noticing that I'm gravitating to more recently purchased things...so it's also time to get after those expired things too....they sure aren't getting any fresher...so I guess there is no better time than right now.....if nothing more it will serve the purpose of not sticking little bits of things in the freezer without at least writing what it is and putting a date on it.........making myself use up outdated stuff will make me think before storing so much......( it's always just easier to grab the new stuff).......this will be like some kind of punishment to me......but so be it. I will toss anything that is not edible of course..............
coffee and sf syrup = 0 points and 2 cal
I pulled 4 packages from the freezer randomly for the day....turns out 2 were pancakes, 1 was a few fries and one was a container with what looks like some kind of pasta tomato mixture........decided that the 2 pks of pancakes would be breakfast and will decide on the rest later.
5 pancakes, spray butter and 1/4 cup Mrs buttersworth lite syrup = 15 points and 460 calories
I feel like posting pictures of everything I eat is becoming a real habit ( hope I don't forget and eat before the pic though...but,,,so far, so good).
I also feel that since using up past dated packaged and canned foods and bits of leftovers from the freezer are also part of my resolutiuons for the year ( I have already worked in some potato sticks and the puppy chow cereal from yesterday) and still the containers aren't empty...i have a place I'm keeping those and they will keep showing up in my meals until they are gone. Hopefully since WW allows all foods.....I can get this part of my resolutions done too. The bad part...so far this stuff has been high in carbs....will see how that goes and adjust as needed. At least I feel good about 4 packages out of the freezer...and D seemed especially happy!!
Funny enough that the mystery meal was goulash...I had just made goulash last night.,..but this wasn't it...LOL......obviously used at least 3 different pastas so must have been using up odds and ends...but it was tasy and glad to have that gone now.
goulash = 14 points and 501 cals and an orange = 0 points and 62 cals.
Dinner was weird......because the fries came out of the freezer this morning I had to work them in........Made the biscuits for D and baked all of them because they have been in the freezer long enough..spray butter.....ate up the oikos triple vanilla yogurt and added nutmeg, apple to round things out a bit.....weird dinner but I'm full = 337 calories and 17 points
Total cals for the day was 1,632
bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jan 08, 2020
Another day of quiet and I'm enjoying it.........One of D's hunting buddies is up here and they went out to let the hounds loose....they love that and i am happy that D isn't in the woods alone.......ice and snow give me more concerns and they are there together so it's safer...plus...they are guys...they love getting stuck in the snow and this way...they are they to pull eachother out od snow banks..........and of course there is their continuing debate over Ford Versus Chevy...LOL
Kind of reminds me of the time there was a construction crew working in front of our house and it was their lunch time apparently...and I happenend to look at our back yard...and there was one of their crew sitting in my boys sandbox playing with the tonka trucks.....( luckily my kids were in school).....but that grown man was having the time of his life digging holes and pushing sand around.....LOL....when his break was over...he walked to the road...got into his REAL backhoe and got back to real work.......Made my day!
Anyway............I'm full of energy...feeling great...except for allergies but that I am used to.......so another cleaning and sorting day....getting a lot done and there is so much more to do....how could we have ever ended up with so much stuff?????
Breakfast, coffee, sf mocha syrup, 1 serving of Oikos triple zero vanilla yogurt, 1 serving of cracklin oat bran cereal and an orange = 11 points and 404 calories....which i figure is just about perfect for me...If I can have 3 meals a day averaging 10 to 15 points and 400 to 450 calories each..then it would work out really well..........I could easily handle that unless I feel like I'm not losing.
Boy...that breakfast sure looks like dog food...LOL
Lunch was a big bowl of lettuce with turkey pepperoni and dressing = 10 points and 334 calories
I'm happy to say that every single thing that I have photographed and put here over the last 8 days was the only things I have eaten during that time. Most days it was easy...a couple of meals almost didn't get pics taken because i remembered at the last minute to do that...on a couple occassions i really really wanted to snack....but I didn't because I did not want to break the camera out and post it............and a huge wake up call came this morning when i took the trash to the garage....there were so many less food packages in it....although over the coming days i will be getting into the freezers and pulling out some mystery packages which i will not be able to identify until they are defrosted........but it needs to be done........( I need to at least label them in the future.) I also will be getting into the expired foods....and may just reach into a container and grab something........randomly and it will be a part of meals until it's gone. Apparently I am a big kid because I enjoy making a game out of things just to get them done.......love my timers and a chore to get done before it dings....will do darn near any chore for a sticker...boy did my parents miss the boat when theyn didn't give me a chore chart and the ability to earn stickers....I had to offer to do chores...and chose cleaning a bathroom (WHY) and drying dishes.........and that lasted for years. Anyway........I'm happy that doing this is working well because now i don't want to do anything to break the habit and that's a good thing,
Just realized that I didn't get sundays apple and peanut butter pic posted...so here that is...after I said I had posted every one I decided I had better check myself....and noticed it was missing...luckily it was still in the camera...so this is from sunday evening
Dinner was goulash = 9 points and 334 calories
calories for the day were 1,132....and no more eating for me tonight.
bearcountrygg - Tuesday Jan 07, 2020
D is at the dentist so I'm making use of my alone time to do some cleaning and reorganizing........while it's quiet. Hopefully get to some paperwork later as well as some laundry and strip the bed.
Breakfast was a multigrain sandwich thin with 1 sausage patty, 1 egg and 1 kraft single cheese slice, 1 1/2 apples and a cup of coffee with sf syrup = 14 points and 595 calories
Long phone call with oldest son this morning so late start on bedroom cleaning........threw togerther a quick lunch so I can get cleaning.
2 salami sticks , 1 serving of potato sticks and an orange = 11 points and 387 calories
Dinner was 2 beef and bean chimichangas with salsa = 21 points and 658 cals
Calories for the day was 1,636....
bearcountrygg - Monday Jan 06, 2020
Getting a super early start on the bedroom cleaning that has been put off the last few days....hopefully starting early will get it done before something else gets in the way...............................because it's become a obstacle course in there.
Starting with coffee = 0 points and 2 cals and torani sf hazelnut syrup = 0 cals 0 points
Should be quiet around here all day so hopefully productive.
Making good headway with the cleaning...but had to take a break for a quick breakfast.
9 naan dippers = 8 points and 270 cals, jif to go = 8 points and 250 cal
Just threw together a quick lunch and want to get back to cleaning.....sandwich that contains sprouted bread, chicken breast and Dukes mayo = 17 points and 913 calories......that was a bit of a shocker, and 6 tiny tomatoes - 0 points and 18 cals and a La Croix = 0 points and 0 cals.
Not really hungry for dinner so I had a small serving of vanilla yogurt with some nutmeg sprinkled on top......1 point and 41 calories
Calories for the day was 1,464
No more eating tonight...so far...I've becom accustomed to 3 meals a day without snacks....I wanted to snak last night but resisted.....and was fine.
bearcountrygg - Sunday Jan 05, 2020
Well....it's a freezing rain today...so the master bed room clean up will get done unless someone breaks a leg or catches fire or something........no excuses today.
Found out that a childhood friend passed away with lung cancer yesterday........life is fragile.... when she had reported that she hoped to leave the hospital the weekend before Christmas and it didn't happen...I suspected that it was quite bad. One of my most cherished memories of her was her saying that she and another friend had gone to a restaurant and they met 2 guys there.......they both thought the same guy was pretty interesing and cute........so they drew straws to see who was going to show the most interest in him.....SHE said she LOST....and had to talk to the guy neither was interested in...LOL...well....she and the losing guy found out they were well matched and were married for 50 happy years and had a daughter. I would say fate stepped in with that short straw..........
coffee with sf syrup = 0 points and 2 cals, 2 slices of sprouted bread toasted = 4 points and 120 cals, spray butter = 0 points and 0 cals, 1 serving of 6 Pioneer Woman egg bites = 6 points and 170 cals. orange = 0 points and 62 cals
these just came to my FB feed and I thought they were very important to remember right now.
Church services at the amish neighbors this morning...at least 30 horse and buggies just went by......freezing rain must make that a bit difficult......they do have small heaters in the enclosed buggies but the horses will have to stand outside in it. They continue to stream by as i write..........a huge turn out today.
Lunch was a sandwich thin at 4 points and 150 cals, ground beef at 13 points and 418 calories, mustard at 0 points and 9 cals, lettuce with 1 radish and ranch = 5 points and 146 cals, and a can of LaCroix at 0 points and 0 cals
Dinner was an apple 0 points and 94 cals and jif peanut butter at 8 points and 250 cals
Total cals for the day = 1,421
bearcountrygg - Saturday Jan 04, 2020
Up and ready to get on with the day at 4:30......kept falling asleep in front of the computer last night...so decided to just go to bed.....did a couple crossword/word search things and a little reading and fell asleep at 10....I figure I am probably getting close to close to 7 hours a day total...but i would really like it to be in a 7 hour chunk of time without falling asleep when I don't want to.
Breakfast was a bit bigger than necessary but low points......I think it would be nice to have 3...400 -500 calorie meals per day...that would really simplify things.....I haven't had anything other than 2 or 3 meals a day for the last 3 days...no snacking at all...and taking pics really is the reason...I just don't want to put all those snacking pics out there and if that is what it takes...then I'm okay with that...it will help a lot with creating that new habit. There is a lot of repitition in my meals and I feel kind of funny posting pics of the same foods over and over again but that is the way it is....some things just need to be used up...and the bottom line is that I will be repeating foods until they are used up.......posting pics is a way to keep me inline and it's quite a powerful motive for me....I can see that to have less repitition I need to buy smaller quantities of things...then of course there is the stored food.....fun!!!
Breakfast = coffee and sf hazelnut syrup = 0 points and 2 cals, grapes =0 points and 94 cals, banana = 0 points and 121 cals, 1 cup oikos triple vanilla yogurt = 3 points and 138 cals
Today I dump the litter boxes ( I'm sure that will make Sampson happy)...and a through cleaning and reorganizing master bedroom. Dishwasher is already running.
Lunch was in a huge what I consider a serving bowl...definately bigger than it looks in the picture.......3 cups lettuce = 0 points and 24 cals, 2 radishes = 0 points and 1 calorie, 3 cherry tomatoes = 0 points and 5 calories, 8 ounces salmon with everything but the bagel seasoning = 11 points and 461 calories and ranch dressing = 3 points and 90 calories....
Got the litter boxes done, some laundry and dishes but D's phione is still not right so we worked on that again for far too long and he finally took it back to verizon and it's working again but for how long....probably won't get to the bedroomtoday...putting that off untiol tomorrow.
Dinner - 1 beef patty= 8 points and 251 calories, mustard = 0 points and 9 calories, brownberry multigrain sandwich thin = 4 pts and 150 cals, orange 0 points and 87 cals, and a can of st croix 0 points and 0 cals
total cals for the day was 1,438...with 1 ww point leftover. Done eating for the night...haven't had much problem with wanting to snack at all....the food has been filling and I drink a lot of water between meals......no problems so far.
bearcountrygg - Friday Jan 03, 2020
Well...it seems like getting up at 4:30 A.M. is just going to be the way it is.....laying around awake in bed usually isn't productive.......I'm thinking that it is apparently my natural wake up time.....( back to the old days).....I've noticed that i'm falling asleep in a chair for a few minutes in the evening....but haven't actually taken an actual planned nap these 2 days and I'm sleeping better at night.........Wouldn't break my heart if I stopped the quick chair naps too........I'm going to test out noticing what tiem that happens and make sure I'm not sitting down then...and then having an earlier bedtime....I really want my 7 to 8 hours at night...in bed.........I see a new habit being created. Also going to bed earlier is helping with evening snacking..........This could work for the greater good.
Coffee with sf hazelnut syrup to start = 0 points and 2 cals, 6 Pioneer Woman chorizo egg bites = 6 points and 170 cals, 2 slices Alpine Valley sprout bread = 4 points and 120 cals, spray butter = 0 points and 0 cals, 1 med banana = 0points and 105 cals, grapes = 0 points and 101 cals
This morning started a lot better than yesterday....heading for the city to run some errands and then back home to do a through pick up and cleaning of m points and 288 cals, aster bd room.
Lots of errands done and made really good time so was home right after noon....
Lunch was 5 ounces of salmon with everything but the bagel seasoning = 7 points and 293 cals, 5 McCains smiles potatoes = 10 points and 338 cals, 1/2 cup coleslaw = 3 points and 130 cals, LaCroix water = 0 points and 0 cals
1,259 cals for the day so far
Dinner on a little plate...not really hungry but also don't want to get snacky later so I had 1 chicken tender = 1 point and 92 calories and 1 cup of green beans 0 points and 44 cals.
Total calories for the day was 1,395......I actually have ww points left but they can roll over to the next few days.......I'vwe had enough calories today.