South Beach Diet - The Weekend! Dec. 30 and 31

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12-30-2006, 09:27 AM
The last two days of 2006 are here! :cheers: Six geese a-laying are to arrive but I don't hear them yet! Some folks around here keep them as a sort of alarm system!

You know, much as I love Christmas, I'll be glad to get back to "normal". My jaunt to Ottawa yesterday was the last of the away-from-home food things for a while. :) I do have a couple of non-dinner parties coming up but can handle them by just avoiding the buffet or helping to pass stuff. It's the sitting at a table with friends and chatting and nibbling that is the culprit. :(

Today will be an on track day. :carrot: I have just started a huge pot of veggie soup and will have that for lunch and, if I have company, will jazz it up with some pesto. I'm going to zip through the house with the vacuum, put away some of the big party platters, work in a visit to Harry and maybe even read more of that book for my club where I am discussion leader. I guess I need to read the darn thing!

What's your agenda for today? :cofdate:

12-30-2006, 09:39 AM
OMG CHICKS!! I am down to 150!! Four LBS this week! I have not been this low all year and I feel fantastic and I swear my tummy looks flatter. Probably just water weight but I'll take it! I love SBD!

And on to my day dum da da dum....

I am going....

WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING!! YAY!! My mother-n-law to be and I are going up to Ft. Meyers (FL) to go to this huge bridal store and try em on. I'm so excited I can't wait! Must go shower and get ready.

Have a fantastically sunny day on the beach girls!

12-30-2006, 09:41 AM
Good going, Dollink! Do you know how to change your ticker?
So nice to see you joining us on the daily chat.

12-30-2006, 09:59 AM
Good morning!

Ruth I agree- I always enjoy the holidays, but like it when life settles back to normal. My plan for the day is to continue cleaning! Today's task is our bedroom- we only have one dresser, so most of DH's clothes are piled in stacks in our closet. Should be quite the chore, but will again feel great once it is done. My mom has been a gem helping me get through everything.

Mike This way of eating really is wonderful. 4 pounds is awesome and although some of it is water weight, it is also just healthy eating!! Have fun dress shopping today! :encore:

Me- After 2 days of on plan eating, I was rewarded with 159 on the scale! Yippee! I will change my ticker tomorrow if it sticks in the morning. :goodscale

12-30-2006, 10:07 AM
Good morning. I really need to stay away from the salty stuff. Content and cals are good for me. Too much salty stuff.I am puffy.
A house full today. Another looong weekend. No plans for New Years.


12-30-2006, 11:24 AM
Ruth - Veggie soup sounds wonderful. I need to throw dinner in the crockpot and make a grocery list. Soup just fits this weather we've been having. I only have one event left this holiday and it is New Year's Eve. I'm bringing deviled eggs so I'll have something to snack on.

Mike - Wedding gown shopping is so much fun! Mine from when I married DH is way too huge now and I can actually squeeze into the one I wore when I was 19 (almost 25 years ago) but it doesn't look as good on me as it did then. Things start to sag when you have a child and lose this much weight. Have fun!

Kiko - Congrats on the loss. I'm up quite a few pounds this month. I'll just get it back off next month. We stayed in the house all day yesterday. I didn't even make it to the gym in all that rain. Brian was not thrilled when we told him we had to shut down the computers so he couldn't play his Zoo Tycoon on his PC (he still has it on his Nintendo DS but that isn't new so I guess it isn't the same). It did give him an opportunity to catch up on the reading he was supposed to be doing. He's reading a Nancy Drew book I read when I was a kid. I check - it was written in 1940! I have had to explain some things that just aren't around any more :)

Holly - Salty foods do it to me too. Try drinking lots of water.

Me - I slept in this morning and have already had breakfast. I need to start dinner and then head to the gym. Right now it is overcast and grey but I don't hear any thunder. I also have to get to the store of Brian won't have enough milk for dinner (and maybe not enough for lunch). He loves milk!

12-30-2006, 12:29 PM
Good Morning, Everyone! Can you believe 2006 is almost over?!

Ruth: I agree with you. While I LOVE the holidays, I really am ready to get back to our normal schedule. Enjoy your visit with Harry and I hope you get time to read some of your book!

Mikes: Congrats on losing 4 lbs! I bet you feel wonderful! Nothing like that for a confidence booster before trying on your dresses! I remember when I went and it was SO much fun!

Kiko: Congrats on the loss! Keep chuggin' along! You're doing awesomely! (Is that a word? :dizzy: )

Holly: I'm in the same boat you are. Too much saltiness this whole week. I really need to cut down. I hope you enjoy your low-key New Year's. I wish we were doing the same thing!

Barb: Sounds like another on-the-go day for you! Good job getting to the gym!

ME: Well, my family is still here and we're having a GREAT time together. I took them out for a drive and they got to see a pretty good amount of snow! It looked awesome! Things aren't really beachy here, but I'm doing the best I can. I'm going to sit down tomorrow afternoon and plan out my meals and workouts for the next two weeks and set some goals for myself. My parents got me a GREAT mountain bike for a gift, so I'm going to slowly start working that into my routine. I got on it yesterday and had a harder time than I thought I would, but I understand that. I'm going to ride for ten minutes twice a day for the next two weeks and then keep increasing my time until I'm doing 30 minutes twice a day. Eventually, I still want to ride to and from work every day, but we'll see. I think that's probably a few months out! Either way, I'm super-excited about it!

It sounds like everyone's getting ready to head out for some shopping and such, so I'll go until tomorrow! Have a great day and fight those non-beachy temptations!


12-30-2006, 12:43 PM
Good morning! Would anyone like a couple of kids? They're driving me nuts today. I've banished them to the basement to play dress-up, but they keep reappearing. :dizzy:

I'm definitely ready to get back on schedule. Hope to get the tree and all the decorations put away sometime today. As much as I love Christmas, I want my house back!

anchor weight
12-30-2006, 01:54 PM
Hi everybody - I haven't been here in almost a year. Please ignore my signature weight I have to update it - but LOL - it is pretty close.

I've had an interesting year - I've stayed with the personal trainer so I've managed to go down in pant sizes, and body fat but haven't lost any weight. I have to get serious about my diet and pull it all together. I'm hoping you all can help support me! :)

I'm lost on any new protocol here so if someone can point me in the right direction to read any new posting rules and regs I would appreciate it. :)

anchor weight
12-30-2006, 01:58 PM
Is there a Jan exercise challenge thread?

12-30-2006, 02:17 PM
There will be a January Exercise thread. I can go ahead and create it today. It may end up down a bit on the posts though since we normally don't sticky it until we unsticky the December and we give a couple of days for people to finish updating the Dec Exercise before I post the Exercise Queen.

Welcome back, Anchor!

12-30-2006, 02:38 PM
Yes, indeed! Welcome back, Anchor. You were missed!

I'm plugging along. We got about 2" of snow - time to start using the snow boots. My clogs are a bit chilly in the heel and the crocs need to be retired for a bit. This is what our winters should be like here in The Great White North! The Girls are outside frolicking and rolling in the stuff and I feel like joining them.

We are outta here shortly to visit Harry. I want to be back well before dark because the vacuuming is still not done. I think I'm getting lazy!

anchor weight
12-30-2006, 04:00 PM
Thanks for the welcome backs!

I have a new puppy too! She is a red fox lab she's very pretty! I wanted to name her Lucy after Lucille Ball but my son won and we named her Nala after the Lion King. LOL Is there still a picture thread - I can post a pic of her.

Is there any new updates on the SBD or threads on easier to prepare menu items? Point me in the right direction! LOL I have to hit the grocery store this weekend. :)

12-30-2006, 07:08 PM
Glad to have you back Anchor (Amy). :welcome3: The new baby sounds cute. :bb:

Mike: Great job on the weight loss. :woohoo: :woohoo:

I am with you girls, it will be nice to get back to a routine without trees and lights in the middle of everything. Dogs and cats will be happy to. FMS has been kicking my bottom this week guess the stress of holidays is getting to me finally. :elf:

Here is a little :dust: for everyone. Off to work the evening shift. Will talk to everyone later. Have a wonderful evening. :snowglo: The snowglobe reminded me that I picked up two of those for our yard for $24 at the local canned food place. Going to go get another one for my niece for next year.

12-30-2006, 07:27 PM
Hi beachy gals

I am busy typing up 1 of the 2 papers that is due for school. I got a scare on friday. The prof. e-mailed to say I had to be done by the end of Dec. No way--I didn't get my books until later so I was not to finish until mid-Jan. The dean of students helped clear it up. I'm okay. I will be stuck in front of this computer for the next two weeks.

Today I got a membership to workout. My daughter too. I am glad that I had been walking 20 minutes a day and swimming at the other gym. I did not get a winded as I did last time (2 years ago)when I was a member working out there. I do say I will miss the pool but summer is not that far off. :swim: By the time my 3 mo. membership expires I will be ready for spring.

By the way congrats on the weight loss in December. My that was not easy was it? I managed to lose 1 pound even though I did not stay on the beach like I should have--Now it is time to get committed;)

Ruth By the way how do I report by big ole 1 lb. loss for the december sticy?

Two Peas

12-30-2006, 10:17 PM
Anchor!! :welcome3: back!! It is great to "see" you back. :)

Barb I LOVED Nancy Drew when I was growing up. I haven't picked one up in years, it would be interesting to read now.

TwoPeas You can actually wait until the last day of the month if you think the "flush" fairy is coming tonight. Congrats on the loss- I had such a bad December that I didn't even set a goal!

Ruth Hope that you enjoyed your visit with Harry.

Me- Another day of organizing and cleaning DONE! I need a mother of the year award too, as I am EXHAUSTED but just helped my 5 year old make a cake in her Easy Bake Oven. She decided that today was her favorite baby's birthday. We are waiting for DH to get home to celebrate. :hat: I have a SF pudding with my name on it waiting in the fridge.

Have a great night!

12-30-2006, 10:39 PM
Hey Chickies!

Wow what a long, busy day! And I have to open tomorrow. That's ok, though, because I'll have plenty of people working with me since we're supposed to be busy. We'll see what happens.

Anyone have big plans for NYEve? I think we're just going to sit at the club and watch the Bears game.

It's been SO hard to behave this weekend!!!! I just want fattening things! I'm starving, too, so that's probably a lot to do with it. A big ol' pizza sounds super good to me right now but I know that I'll be SO mad at myself if I do that. Stir fry is probably how it's going to play out. Much better for me, and I'll get tons of veggies.

Better go start my rice. Hope you girlies have a great night!


12-31-2006, 12:39 AM
We'll be ringing in the new year at 6:00 with London since there's no way the kids could stay up until midnight. I'll probably be in bed well before midnight.

I didn't make any progress getting the Christmas stuff put away like I'd planned. We had rain until about 2:30 this afternoon and I was incredibly unmotivated. But we did get to the grocery store this afternoon and I made a big pot of chili this evening. Yum!! It should get me through lunch all week.

Hope you all had a good day! Time for me to sack out for the night.

12-31-2006, 07:37 AM
It's great to see our daily/weekend chat so busy again. I love seeing some familiar folks coming back to our stretch of the Beach.

I really didn't get much done yesterday as I felt a bit draggy. Today, after Church, I'll continue my tidying. I did pay bills and do a bit of laundry. Some friends may come in after Church for a visit but there is no big NY bash on the agenda today. Dr. Bob is off to Europe and I don't feel like going to either of the other two parties that are happening. The Girls and I will cuddle beside the woodstove tonight and probably be asleep by ten!

What's happening at your place tonight? The seven geese will be a'swimmin' in your bathtub so a long leisurely soak is out! :rofl:

little chick
12-31-2006, 09:57 AM
Morning chicks, the sun is shinning and we had a sprinkle of snow last night, not even enough to make a snowball. :snow4:

Ruth- I hope you enjoy your quiet nite tonight sometimes it is nice just to be home, and think no hangover tomorrow. DH and I are going out for supper and then to a friends house.

Jetsetter- have fun with your wee ones. Happy New Year.

Kiko- I remember Nancy Drew, I wish I still had some of mine, I think my sister has some of them, I have some Little House on the Parrie ones that I used to read as a kid. Have a great News Years Eve.

anchor weight- Nice to see you back, I am just starting back myself. Love to see pics of the new baby. We were looking at puggles online today we are thinking about getting one, they are sooooooooooooooo cute.

Me- just finished tidying up the house and doing laundry, MIL is bringing home dd and her cousin. Megs has to babysit tonight and oldest is celebrating her sweet 16th tonight her bday is tomorrow. I do not know where the years have gone. So dh and I are going to go out for supper and then to a friends house so the girls can have the house to themselves for a bit. Well I have to dash dd needs the puter and I have to change the laundry over and run to town for bday cake. Take care all and have a :newyear:

12-31-2006, 01:01 PM
Happy New Year. Wishing you all a year of blessings and well being!!!!!!

12-31-2006, 02:05 PM
I was going to send the 7 geese out to the gutter to do their swimming until I looked out the window and noticed the 2" of snow on the ground. Looks like we'll be staying home today.

I was able to occupy/distract the kids long enough to get 20 minutes on the elliptical. I think my legs might fall off...been a few weeks since I was on it. Nap time now, so I get to enjoy a few minutes of quiet.

Hope you all have a good New Year's celebration.

12-31-2006, 04:39 PM
Oh dear! I just got a phone call that my neighbour across the road died. Ruby has been sick for years and finally gave up. She smoked all the time and was on oxygen!!! Her DH is sort of a nutcase - he was found guilty of setting fires in the village several years ago but not sentenced because of mental illness! He's a real "poor me" type and has called me several times today whining about how hard it was looking after Ruby - he really didn't as they had a homemaker daily. He doesn't come over because my dogs wouldn't let him in the house - they know!

Anyhow, I will be phoning around the village this afternoon to spread the word and make some plans for the post-funeral feast. No matter what went on in the past, Delta folks come together for funerals and there always has to be loads of food!

12-31-2006, 05:45 PM
Ruth - I'm sorry to hear about your neighbor. I do love hearing about life in your town. It sounds like people really care about each other. Too often in a bigger area we don't even know our neighbors and that is sad.

Kiko - Brian seems to love many of the books I did. We are still reading the Chronicles of Narnia as a bedtime series. We are almost done with The Silver Chair so we'll be on to the next soon.

I did make it to the gym yesterday for an hour on the stationary bike. I was going to do weights too but my ex came in and was working out in the weight area. I just didn't feel like having to talk to him (he's usually good at ignoring me so I shouldn't have let it bother me).

Today after church, Brian and I went and spent awhile at the animal shelter. It's been months since we've been and they have new cages in the exotic area and a new computerized checkin for volunteers. Otherwise it's the same. There is a Maine Coon in kitten room (no kittens this time of year) and we spent over a half an hour combing matts out of his hair. They thought he had been feral but I guess he was just a stray because he is the sweetest. He's got a few scars from a cat fight and tons of matts but he looks much better now. We may try to go tomorrow and help out while they are closed. It's probably going to take several more sessions to get his tail and stomach unmatted. The better he looks, the better chance he has of getting adopted!

We have a party to go to tonight at the house of one of the boys in our den. At least it is close to home and there will be kids for Brian to play with. I'm not crazy about staying up so late but I should be able to sleep in tomorrow and I do enjoy socializing with the other parents.

12-31-2006, 06:17 PM
Checking in for the day. I am supposed to work tonight but it has been so slow today that we may close for the evening. Gee, I could enjoy my family for a change on a holiday. :gift:

My oldest son and his wife are going to a party so I have their six yo and she is bringing her Christmas movies over. I haven't seen two of them so that will be fun. We have way too much food but a lot of SBD friendly foods so no excuses, except I am planning on having some chips and dip. Perhaps a small piece of dessert.

Tomorrow I am cleaning out the fridge and making a quiche for dinner then the breakfast cheesecake to have around for the week.

My nearly-feral kitty just poked her head out of the bedroom, apparently doesn't realize we are all home. Yes, she is an indoor feral kitty. Goes outside in the summer comes in at the first sign of rain in the fall. She really is a good kitty just stays away from everyone. She was so little when we got her we thought she might come around but she mostly stays hidden. If she wants loves she will jump on the bed at night and purr for me and let me pet her but that's it.

Off to work, hope everyone has a very enjoyable New Year's Eve. :ginger:

12-31-2006, 07:45 PM
Hubby's job is moving out of state, so he bought us a new house. THe closing is this Friday - he left from Florida for Indiana this morning. He has to see the title company Thursday and he plans to spend the next week getting some house stuff set up and some work stuff set up.
That leaves little ole me back here by myself on New Year's Eve. I'm listening to the neighbors set off fireworks, but I can't see any of it from here.
Since I'm self-employed, I've been spending some time catching up on client projects - working tonight and tomorrow - I might even get to finish my own books!
This will be my last New Year's in the South, so tomorrow I'm making black eyed peas with left over ham (no sugar), and I bought a can of seasoned collard greens (low enough in sugar to be legal!) So I'll have a Southern New Year's meal on the beach. Next year I'll have to learn what a traditional Midwestern New Year's meal is.

12-31-2006, 10:53 PM
Oh garybearsgirl: That stinks! I know exactly what you're going through! Last year for New Year's, I was in the hospital and DH was 10 hours away moving into our new house here. The doc wouldn't let me out and DH HAD to start his new job on the second! Here's a (((hug))) for you!

Well, I can't believe January 2007 is almost here. DH is out with some buddies right now (his drinkin' ones that I'm not too fond of) and then I'll be going to pick him up around 11 so we can ring in the new year together.

I just finished doing the post-company house-straightening and will spend the rest of the evening working on some of my goals for the new year and doing the bills and my avon order. I know that sounds like a terrible way to spend my evening, but I really do enjoy all of this stuff!

I guess I should get to work since I only have about two hours left. I'm going to sleep in a little tomorrow and then get to work putting away all the Christmas decorations. I hope to have that done relatively early so I can spend my last evening off relaxing and not rushing around to get things ready for work. Well, time to go. Happy New Year, everyone!