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bearcountrygg - Thursday Jul 02, 2020
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.



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
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


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.

bearcountrygg - Tuesday Jun 30, 2020
Weight: 135.0


With some luck the car deal will be completed and it will arrive today...fingers crossed

in the meantime...we wait.

Whatever I didn't get done yesterday becomes todays list so......


Pick up house

vaccum car DONE

Fed Ex with GM number DONE

UPS delivery

Dealership call to complete transaction DONE

Car delivery/trade DONE

Things to basement

Clean master bath

Clean guest bath

Find D's new toothbrushes

Wash all bedding...working on that now DONE and make bed DONE

Called and turned in authorization number DONE

Take car for test drive DONE

Breakfast = coffee and 2 poptarts = 382

Lunch PB and J on whole grain bread and an apple = 543

Dinner/evening = Harvest snaps green pea crisps, roasted edamame, and a dried fruit bar called THAT'S IT...that is 1 apple and 12 strawberries, and a cup of blueberry tea = 182 cals

Days cals = 1,107



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

Horn_of_plenty on 06/30/2020:
It's always excited to get a new toy...uh...car!

you must be trying to distract yourself from impatiently waiting for the car deal by doing all these other chores!

bearcountrygg on 06/30/2020:
I actually sat and stewed about it...LOL...The wifi is slow today and I was afraid they would make me do all of the paperwork online with a varification thing...and i knew it would be trouble......BUT NOPE the guy that delivered it brought the paperwork with him and it was super easy...I would surely do this again

Maria7 on 06/30/2020:
Hope you get your car today.

bearcountrygg on 06/30/2020:
We did...and we LOVE it.

grannyannie on 06/30/2020:
Busy girl! A new car is always nice.

bearcountrygg on 06/30/2020:
Yes it is.....but haven't done much else besides washing all of the bedding...

Horn_of_plenty on 06/30/2020:
congrats on getting the car! sounds like it all happened nice and swiftly!

bearcountrygg on 06/30/2020:
Easier than I expected...I was a bit worried about it with my slow internet...but didn't really need to worry I guess....

KathyBlue on 07/01/2020:
Whatever I didn't get done yesterday becomes today's list - I like this approach! :) It sounds effective! New car, exciting!

bearcountrygg on 07/01/2020:
I don't always make it through the list and sometimes I don't actually do it until I'm disgusted at seeing it day after day on the list...LOL

bearcountrygg - Monday Jun 29, 2020
Weight: 135.0


Started with coffee

A lot going on over the next couple of days...........

Up at 5:45.slept really well.....watched some news , had a cup of coffee and a full day planned so I figure I will keep track of it here today.

Last friday I ordered the authorization number from GM for the next lease car.......and  Fed Ex will deliver the number......if things go correctly today or tomorrow.......also supposedly I will get a call about available cars from our dealership........with the new rules...things are very different....trying to go with the flow.....a package we ordered through amazon was delivered to the wrong place...hours away......and stuck there...frustrating.......another seems lost in the mail......2 others...just kind of flailing around out there in the world.  Made the decision to order two of the Tommy Copper face masks...so need to do that..they are washable and should last well...will still continue to make some myself too....need to clean out the car.....mail some things.......defrost something for lunch......do some cleaning.....and get paperwork in order.......Decided to count calories today....and possibly until I lose the last few.........I just seriously want to do the daily weigh in...and know each day rather it is a diet day or a free eating day.....That works....it's a life style that a friend has always lived and it worked for her.......and she never had to fight a big weight gain......it was a daily situation....and no more.........she never had to deal with excess skin or the things that obesity caused........I should have listened to her and followed her lead 40 years ago.....but that time has passed...and now I'm doing it her way.  Better late than never......

1.  Take a bath, and get ready for the day DONE

2. Take things to the mailbox DONE

3.  make bed DONE

4.  unload dishwasher and reload then run DONE

5.  Laundry DONE

6.  pick up entire house

7.  dust

8. vaccum DONE

9.  Get everything out of car DONE

10.  vaccum car

11.  get mail DONE

12.  Did any packages arrive (Fed Ex   ) (UPS    ) (mail   ) mail DONE

13.  Did dealership call? Done but will call back this after noon Done

14.  Order Tommy Copper face masks DONE

15.  Take things to the basement

16.  Quick swipe of kitchen DONE

17.  Clean master bath

18.  Clean guest bath

19.  Finish at least 1 of the face masks (D's)

20.  Breakfast = coffee and kodiak apple cinnamon muffin = 262

21.  Lunch = 2 roasted chicken tenders, rice a roni, 1/2 cup cream of chicken soup and 1/3rd cup blueberries = 623

22.  Dinner  apple

23.  Find D's new toothbrushes...apparently I put them away too well...They are here...but hiding.

24 Find extension cord DONE

25.  Son called to check his new phone.....gave opinions on first car choice ( don't get demo...get  new one....so white car it is) DONE


cals for the day = 979


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

Donkey on 06/29/2020:
Oh my you have a very busy day!

I put things away "too well" too, and then I can't find them.

I hope you have a good counting day today!

bearcountrygg on 06/29/2020:
If I was better organized this wouldn't happen...I swear I haven't seen them in months....I'm sure we ordered a package of several.....stocking up problems...LOL

legcramps on 06/29/2020:
That is a long list! Don't forget to take breaks too!

bearcountrygg on 06/29/2020:
I am...I just can't work nonstop anymore...

Horn_of_plenty on 06/29/2020:
That is a LOT of things done my gosh!

bearcountrygg on 06/30/2020:
Didn't get finished...but hopefully today

bearcountrygg - Friday Jun 26, 2020
Weight: 135.0

Beautiful 60 degree day here today........windows open and cool enough to keep the AC from turning on...perfect.

Sleeping really well and still wanting to nap during the day.....I would really like to stop that....maybe more coffee...need to do some research on that...I can break the habit for a few days...but it comes back....literally.....sitting in a chair, at the computer...it had better not be narcolepcy!!!  Maybe just staying on my feet....I never fall asleep standing up.  Probably age...old people are known for that....I'm fighting old age...no matter what I have to do...LOL

Breakfast was goulash leftovers.....I swear...I could eat anything for breakfast.......and coffee

Bird watching.....although he's licking his chops....I'm just watching.

I've decided to just take it easy today.....no plans...no housework other thn by necessity....just relaxing.

Lunch was sloppy joe, green beans, baked beans and chocolate

snack = mixed nuts and a starbucks water additive that was 70 cals...UGH....not worth that.



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

innerpeace on 06/26/2020:
Love me some cat! Work was saying we may get some Sahara desert haze this weekend, will definately have to keep the windows closed. Have too much dog hair as it is don't need a layer of desert as well. Have a great weekend. I hope you get some rest. I felt like I was falling asleep driving home yesterday. Sometimes I think I never get enough sleep, no matter how well I sleep.

bearcountrygg on 06/26/2020:
He is shedding now too...cat hair all over everything......I love cats too....but this guy carries kitty litter all over with him...I find that everywhere too...and that's seriously not sanitary......oh well...we are still alive...LOL....seems like there are a lot of sleepy people right now...I'm wondering if it's emotional exhaustion over what life is like right now.....somehow sleeping seems like more fun than the news.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/26/2020:
I was having a bad day the other day where I was sleepy more than usual! Maybe that’s just how it is sometimes !

bearcountrygg on 06/26/2020:
Seems to be everyone right now...i keep catching D asleep in his chair...TV blaring...and he sleeps right through it.

happy-1 on 06/26/2020:
Sounds like too much sugar/refined carbs at lunch makes you sleepy? The sloppy joe mix is usually high refined carbs + bread + beans + chocolate. The only non-refined fibrous carb you had was the green beans.

bearcountrygg on 06/26/2020:
That could be.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/26/2020:
Btw cute photo !!

bearcountrygg on 06/26/2020:
He makes me smile!

happy-1 on 06/26/2020:
Also... equine pine pellets for kitty litter... massive improvement. It doesn't stick to the cat or urn into cement on his toes... and he tracks it off on his litter mat.

bearcountrygg on 06/27/2020:
Thanks...I will look that up.

grannyannie on 06/27/2020:
LOL. Don't fight old age. It's all a mental thing anyway. I'm cool with being old! :)

bearcountrygg on 06/27/2020:
Wish I was..........Turning 70 did a number on me........it's a mental thing I'm sure.

Grannyannie on 06/27/2020:
I'm right behind you at 68. Hubby is 71.

bearcountrygg on 06/27/2020:
D is 71 also......the 70's hurt!! More mental than anything I think.

Donkey on 06/27/2020:
Enjoy the cooler weather! It's reasonably warm here (low 80s - for summer, not too bad) but the humidity is completely UNREASONABLE (lol), so it's very uncomfortable outside, unfortunately. I've had to give in and turn on the AC so that people and cats in my house can function.

bearcountrygg on 06/27/2020:
D starts ours in the spring and never turns it off...he's always hot...I'm always cold...LOL

Donkey on 06/27/2020:
Does your cat "chatter" at critters outside? My cats do that with squirrels and chipmunks. I imagine they're saying something like, "Come closer... no I won't eat you... I'll be your best friend..."

bearcountrygg on 06/27/2020:
I've only heard him do that once...and it is funny.......looked like he was doing jaw exercises just ramping up for the final prize...LOL

bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jun 24, 2020
Weight: 135.0

Up and cleaned out the kitty litter, bath, dressed and called the car dealership...now to wait for the call back.......looks like you pick a car online and they deliver it to you......sounds good to me.  Never picky here...never test drive.....just go to lot, pick a car usually...figure the lease payments....and if all is inline we drive it home....too easy......since we are brand faithful and even style faithful.....it works really well.  So if the salesman wants to sit on our deck and do his paperwork...wonderful...he brings the new one and takes the current one back with him......I kind of like this......they always like getting our cars back...no dents, stains, damage at all...and very low mileage...in this case 7,200 miles on our 2018. 

Continuing with online stuff for D today..........that seems to never end.....he can oly do so much on his phone and he hates to use the computer so....it's up to me......and that's okay.

Breakfast = coffee and toast with PB and jelly

Scales fine...can live with that

Today's accomplishments HAPPY style

1.  cleaned cat boxes and took to trash

2.  Bath/dressed

3.  Left message for car dealer..still hasn't called back

4.  breakfast

5.  D's computer things online ( got that done)

6.  gathered all trash and took to can...put can at front of garage for D to take to rd.

7.  Paid 2 bills and took to mailbox

8.  Note to self to tell D that the road got chlorided.....no more dust...now need to pay neighbor for that...tell D...NOPE...not chloided...just graded...hmmmm

9.  Sorted laundry and started first load

10.  Plan menu...get meat from freezer

11.  Made bed

12.  Unpacked yesterdays order and put it away

13.  snack...mixed nuts

14.  Second load laundry

15.  Lunch was goulash and a mango/avaocado smoothie

16.  Dishes

17.  sorted mail.....threw most of it away

18. Cleaned up some things on this computer






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

grannyannie on 06/24/2020:
Mmm....toast, and PB. Not having either and miss both.

bearcountrygg on 06/24/2020:
It's my kryptonite.......I stay away for awhile and always end up going back...and to top it off I'm allergic to peanuts...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 06/24/2020:
Omg your car is such a deal to get back indeed !!!! I’d take it lol!

I like the HAPPY way and can relate to listing like very thing and feeling good about it!

I’m paying a bill today too!

bearcountrygg on 06/24/2020:
They just never seem to stop do they...LOL

KathyBlue on 06/25/2020:
oh how can you eat PB if you're allergic to peanuts? Is it a mild allergy? By the way, I discovered ALMOND butter and CASHEW butter. They both are freaking amazing. Almond butter is my favorite! But I never eat PB or any nuts butter on bread nowadays. I just use a teaspoon... It's just a treat, a teaspoon of happiness. :)

bearcountrygg on 06/25/2020:
I test positive on the skin tests to it...and yet have craved PB my entire life.......luckily I don't have any throat tightening with it..although I wonder if at some point it could happen........I guess the craving is stronger than the fear...LOL

legcramps on 06/25/2020:
I wish I would have had that option with my vehicle; it sounds absolutely delightful in its' simplicity and convenience!

Also - I would not be able to restrict peanut butter either if I was allergic to it. I would have a good cry, and then go ahead and eat it and accept the fallout. Unless it was a severe allergy, then I would just cry. All the time.

bearcountrygg on 06/25/2020:
If I didn't just go ahead and eat it...it would be a craving that never ended. It's probably my most favorite food. I'm allergic to walnuts too...but I can leave them alone.

bearcountrygg - Tuesday Jun 23, 2020
Weight: 135.0

Rainy here.,..and a clittle cooler.....so far I've spent the morning making masks for us and doing some online work for D........So HAPPY to get the internet back!! 

Breakfast = coffee, yogurt and a small pumpkin scone

Lunch = brat, carrots, noodles, english muffin

Evening = nature valley fruit and nut bars, dried fruit and the leftover chicken alfredo.

We sure do have a lot of carb heavy foods around here....when I do shop now I rarely buy that stuff........with us both watching our weight and D a diabetic that is about the last thing we need.........but...we are using up what we have....and replacing mainly meat, fruit, veg , eggs and nuts.....will still be buying bread though.  Even though i have always been able to lose weight over the years eating junk foods...I can see as the years go by ( and they are going fast now)....that I need to lower the amount of them.....i grew up being told that every meal must contail a protein and a fruit/veg and side of something carb.....we lived that way for 54 years and still do....but especially for D's sake I can see the need to just stop buying a lot of that stuff.  Unfortunately there is still a lot of that here though.

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

Horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2020:
You could sell those ! People are making so much money making them but nice you don’t need to buy them!!!! If I were able to make my own, I would have too. It’s a great skill to have !!!

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
I'm making them by hand....sewing machines and I have never gotten along...LOL

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
D has a beard...so I'm making him one that doesn't have elastic on the bottom......calling it his face skirt...LOL

KathyBlue on 06/23/2020:
Hey there, send me some of the rain and cool please... It's unbearably hot here... :(

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
Downpours here....beating on the house....but I love it!

innerpeace on 06/23/2020:
DH and I got up to walk and when I went to work at 7:30 it was pouring down rain. We haven't actually purchased masks...picked up a few from work (cloth washable) I have just been washing them.

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
We have been wearing just regular dust masks......still have some left but I think we are ready for something that doesn't go around the back of our heads.....so making those with elastic around ears.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2020:
The beard skirt made me laugh ! Please send a photo maybe ?! Of the beard and mask !

bearcountrygg on 06/24/2020:
LOL...Not done with it yet....not sure he wants to have the pic out there...LOL

Donkey on 06/23/2020:
^I'm kind of curious too.

bearcountrygg on 06/24/2020:
Even I'm curious...not sure if it will be wearable.

bearcountrygg - Monday Jun 22, 2020
Weight: 135.0

Well...FINALLY....We have internet again...I've been in online withdrawl since mid day friday!!!  While the company was out front working on a neighbors internet...they CUT OUR CABLE and didn't bother to fix it!!!!  Since then no internet or house phone......BUT finally got a SMART repairman and he fixed it......and of all times for our phones here ( neighbors too)...internet to be very spotty....so......thankfully that is over...I had no idea how controlled we are by the internet....now we know.

Breakfast was coffee, yogurt and a RX bar

Snack was a mini bag of chips

Lunch was chicken alfredo and peas and carrrots, a 2 mini corn muffins

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

Horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2020:
Thank gosh he fixed it !!!! How awful ! Especially if you were working or really needed soMething ! What a pain!

Glad you are ok!

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
Yup...all is well.

Donkey on 06/23/2020:
How frustrating!!!! Glad they finally got it fixed!

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
Me too!

grannyannie on 06/23/2020:
Very frustrating to be without internet!

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
Yes it is!

bearcountrygg - Sunday Jun 21, 2020
Weight: 135.0


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

Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2020:
Hi ;) did your entry get deleted lol!

bearcountrygg on 06/22/2020:
Internet company cut or cable friday and left....so phones were all we had and they aren't working well either...i wrote 2 short posts on the phone and they wouldn't post...LOL

Donkey on 06/21/2020:
Noticed you didn't post yesterday (Saturday). Having DD problems?

bearcountrygg on 06/22/2020:
Internet problems...then DD problems on the phone...we are back in the saddle again now...LOL

bearcountrygg - Friday Jun 19, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 135.0

Slept good...nice day out....heard a fawn calling it's Mom this morning...for a long time...hope it's Mom is okay.......battling ants in the kitchen...I swear...there is NOTHING that turns me off about cooking..than having ants in the kitchen!!  They are relentless...the traps aren't working...but last night figured out that a pure white vinegar wipe down and then a spray with lysol kitchen cleaner worked in the spice/herb drawer...but now...they have moved...so apparently the whole kitchen will need to be attacked.....UGH............

Spent the rest of the morning getting locked out of an online bank account because I was too stubborn to put my reading glasses on...LOL...a couple of phone calls later.....an interesting discussion with D about how old age stinks...and we are back in the accounts............paid a bill, did some paperwork and now laundry...dryer stopped drying with heat a few days ago...but still drys...just needs 3 rounds each load...I'm interested tom see how the next electric bill looks...LOL...Not a good time to buy new...friends have had a horrible experience with that since the lockdown......2 delivery cancellations and arrival with a severly damaged refrigerator........don't really want  a repairman here right now either...so just doing what I can with what I've got.....so daily laundry....to keep the loads small.

Breakfast -= coffee....not really hungry so not eating so far.



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

KathyBlue on 06/19/2020:
Oh ants are a problem here too and I get them on the third floor apartment too! There is no limit for ants, they appear everywhere. Some traps are not working but some do, keep trying! For me the best ones were those where ants go in, take the "food" with them and it kills them off in their hill. It's some kind of toxic food for ants.

bearcountrygg on 06/19/2020:
That is the kind we have...they always worked in the past...but not this time....I'm not one to spray...so we will keep trying....these are really tiny ones this time.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/19/2020:
will you get an exterminator for the ants? that's terrible. my folks had ants growing up and they had to get these carpenter ants exterminated because there were too many.

sorry about your dryer...at least it's summer and things can dry easier for these couple months?

happy-1 on 06/20/2020:
Boric acid is cheap and has changed my life.

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
I will check up on that ...thanks

Donkey on 06/20/2020:
Ants -- get a spray bottle of some sort. I reused a spray bottle of some kind of cleaner.

Put in a good squeeze of dish detergent - not for the dishwasher, but for handwashing dishes in the sink. I used Dawn.

Fill up the bottle with water.

Spray this on any ants. Kills almost instantly, smells nice, environmentally/human/pet friendly.

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
Okay...Thank for that idea....I have some of that spray Dawn dish washing liquid...maybe that would work too.

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