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02-15-2008, 07:27 AM
:) Good Morning!

I have a busy day ahead, so I'm fueling up with coffee to get myself started. :coffee:
Yesterday was fun, but busy. I helped out at Maggie's party in the morning, afterwards went out with some friends for lunch and shopping for a birthday present, and back to school to help out with Audrey's party. After we got home we made some Valentine goodies to take up to their grandparent's, then I supervised their baths and got them ready to take to their grandparents, where they had a "date" for dinner and a movie. So I was home in time to watch Survivor. :) I'm going to watch the girls tomorrow, instead, and take them to a birthday party at the museum while Cindy and Richard are on the Foxhunt.
It's my turn to take the girls to school this morning, so I'd better go make my favorite salad for lunch, Apricot, Goat Cheese and Pistachio!

Have a great day, Chickies!

02-15-2008, 07:34 AM
Good Morning Cottage... Sounds like a busy day! As for me, discouraged. It seems the harder I try the more I gain! up again to 191! :(. And I have been watching what I eat! But then, my stomach is tighter and I can feel the work outs all throughout the body. Thursday's work out was so intense I had a cramp in my side, had to stop. Today they yare calling a staff meeting, to which they bring donuts. I'm so grateful donuts do not even tempt me!!!!!!

02-15-2008, 07:35 AM
I was 247 this morning. I am so happy first time below 250 in 16 years. I can actually put one of my husband's teeshirts over my hippo hips. I want to go to a normal size store and look at the clothes. I usually HATE shopping. There is a pair of LLbean flannel lined jeans that I've always wanted.

02-15-2008, 07:38 AM
Morning Cottage it sounds like you have another busy day ahead of you. Hope it's a geat one

Loriann I know exactly how you feel - someone told me to stop trying so had and to change my focus to being healthy - I think it's working for me

My valentines was great I got one of the purses I wanted and a beautful plant - dinner was great!

Tonight I have to workout on the bowflex and we go to Longhorn for dinner other than that it's work as usual

Good TGIF to those not up and at it yet

02-15-2008, 07:40 AM
Spirit I guess we were simulposting - Congrats on the weigh in! Keep up the great work

02-15-2008, 07:50 AM
Morning All...happy Friday!!

Had a great time last night at our "oyster fest". Absoulutely the most yummy I think I've ever eaten. Son did a great job opening them. Ended up not having to be worried about eating the strawberry shortcake (the cake had a lb of butter in it!) because everyone was too full to eat any. Guess I could have saved myself a lot of time and $ by not making it!

Running a tad late this morning, no time for personals, but wish everyone a great and productive day!

02-15-2008, 07:54 AM
Morning Chicks :coffee:

Cottage - You are one busy woman :) Enjoy that salad - sounds yummy!

Loriann - How do your clothes fit? Weight is such a weird thing - I've lost a bunch and had it not show at all and then I've lost 1 lb and had everyone notice. How do you feel? Watch for those NSVs too.

Spiritmagejkt - Congratulations on the loss! It's fun to have a particular something you want to get into. Getting out of plus sizes was a real celebration for me too. It's nice to be able to buy clothes anywhere (though I'm a thrift store girl - love a bargain!).

GonnaBe - Sounds like a lovely Valentines Day :)

Nothing much here, just a normal Friday. people seem to be noticing my weight loss lately so I found a couple of pictures to mark progress. The first one is Christmas 2006, the second was that party in late January. I usually hate pictures of myself, but this is kind of fun. Just another way to measure progress away from that horrible scale :)

Have a good day all!

02-15-2008, 08:10 AM
Morning chicks! Have I ever mentioned how much I love Fridays?

mmm cottage, I love that salad. Over the summer I had it for lunch every day.
LoriAnn, I wish donuts didn't tempt me, but I love them. I haven't had one since July, though.
Spirit, that is awesome news! :carrot:
Cat, did you send the cake home with DS? Glad he had a happy birthday! What a cute picture!
Cyndi, you look great! Thanks for sharing the pix.

I got my hands on a WATP DVD finally, so I'm going to try that out at lunchtime.
Tonight is my niece's birthday party - hope I can avoid the cake! She is an old lady of 22 years now. Hope you chicks have a great Friday!

02-15-2008, 08:11 AM
Cyndi, you look fabulous! What a difference in those pictures! :bravo:

Cat, I'm glad you had such a great time last evening! Now, what are you going to do with that shortcake today? I'd just eat the strawberries with some ff Cool Whip! Who needs cake? ;)

GONNA, sounds like you made out pretty well! I'm a sucker for handbags, what kind did you get? I've had my eye on a Dooney Burke one for ages, but I just can't justify spending the money!

Spirit, Congratulations! :woohoo: You'll be wearing those flannel-lined pants in no time!

Loriann, hang in there! You'll see a change soon. It sounds like our bodies are similar. I'm not losing any weight, but my clothes are looser, and that's what really matters to me. :)

02-15-2008, 08:14 AM
Schmoodle, Good morning! Nothing exciting on Survivor last night, but I the situation between Ozzy and Amanda is making me ill. Stay away from that cake tonight, be strong!

02-15-2008, 08:14 AM
gonna< I'll keep that in mind... matter of fact, thats why I logged back in here. I took my Blood pressure, last week it was running on average 166/104... this morning it's 144/84 !!!!!! If that's not a sign of the work out... I don't know what is! I'll be checking it again at the end of the day to make sure it doesn't spike to high up again.... trying to get it normal through diet and exercise!!!!!!!

Schmoodle... if donuts DID tempt me I'd be in BIG DOG DOO DOO! They (work) had donut holes yesterday, and i KNOW they'll bring the regular donuts for the meeting today! they have them at LEAST once a week, most times more! I hate these people, they eat CRAP and are skinny... but I know that will catch up with all of them, they are in their twenties! Except for the owner, but he's also kinda chunky! lol....

02-15-2008, 08:19 AM
oh, cottage that's right! almost forgot! They never did show the part they had in the promo where he was eating her face off - that must come later. But I was glad they got their "act" together and won a challenge.

Kara, I thought my Dad's meat valentine was very sweet.:D Last time I was at their house, I was complaining how I'd paid extra for some Laura's Lean Ground Beef, and when I cooked it, so much water came out. So he went to the Pa Dutch Market and got me some Mennonite Beef to try! Sorry you are missing your sweetie. I guess I'm used to it, it hits me occasionally, but usually I'm too busy getting through the day to think much about it.

02-15-2008, 09:06 AM
11 posts already! I'll be back later to try to catch up.
Not much new here except it's still snowing and Hershey ate a whole loaf of bread last night! She's in carb coma today! At least it was 100% whole wheat! :lol:

02-15-2008, 09:51 AM
Cat what a handsome son you have. Glad everything tirned out for you

Cyndi pics are a great way t messure progress - what a big difference

Cottage I got a new guess purse. I told him I wanted a Dooney a Louey or a coach but I ended up with the Guess dh said he wouldn't begin to know what to pick me out. The Guess purse is the same as I already have just a different color - he went safe

See Loriann it is working for you. Might not show it in on the scale but it is showing other ways

Ruth your too funny

02-15-2008, 09:54 AM
good morning. well, DH is in dallas and i'm home alone with 2 young ones and the others are at school. My dad will probably be coming back down again tomorrow. I'm getting over the flu or a really bad cold and I'm still not up to doing anything. I don't feel really good. my scale didn't budge this morning---stupid thing, what is wrong with it (LOL). It has issues (LOL). But I'm fine where I am. I'm not gonna complain. I'm down 13#'s, it's better then gaining the 13. the weather is alittle yucky today. it's cloudy and supposed to rain. there is a dog (a chihuahua) that belongs to someone down the road and he keeps coming to our yard and pooping in our yard and eating our dog food (we keep our male dog in the garage since Laydee just had her puppies and she's in the house) so today I am destined to catch that stupid dog and call SPCA to come get him. We are tired of him coming and freeloading off of us. Everyone is supposed to be monitoring their pets in this neighborhood but these people don't, they just let him run free and when he's done, he goes home. I have followed him home one day to find out where he lives. And one night my husband was walking with my children and the dog was out with its owner and the owner kept telling my hubby to just kick him. Why do people do that? If they don't want the dog or don't wanna take care of it, why keep it? AAAARRRRRGGGGG.

Hope everyone else has a good day and wish me luck on trying to catch the dog.

02-15-2008, 10:08 AM
TGIF indeed!

Cottage That salad sounds wonderful, I really do need to get more creative in my eating!

Loriann your doing great, don't let the scales get you down, they are dumb!

Spirit congrats on the milestone!

Gonna oh how I do love purses!

Cat great pic!

Cyndi wow you look great! You are doing amazing!

Schmoodle just say no to cake! ;)

Ruth to funny on hershey and the bread, it's usually my cat that does that if I forget and leave it out! Sometimes I think animals are in cahoots with each other, I keep the dog treats on the top of the fridge and one day came home to find them all gone because the cat had knocked them onto the floor!

TK you go dog catcher!

Me Got home lastnight to find out DD & DH had made reservations at Outback so we had a family dinner. It was so nice! DD was proud because she had made the reservations herself on tuesday and confirmed them yesterday and managed to keep it a secret! Dinner was great and I didn't go off plan to bad. Even managed to avoid the chocolate thunder from down under!

Hoping today is a little calmer at work, something really has to give!

Have a great day ladies!

02-15-2008, 10:55 AM
Hey everyone! Quick fly-by posting again as I'm getting ready to hit the appraisals hard and heavy. Last night was a huge blow-out over FPU, but I can honestly say that I think that it's the last one. Tonight is our Valentine's dinner - he's cooking steak salad! Yum!

Hope everyone has a great day!

02-15-2008, 11:00 AM
YAY!! It's Friday.

Pacer Awww. That's sweet your daughter made reservations for a family dinner.

tk I get very frustrated with my neighbor's dogs also. I don't even have any dogs, yet I get dog poop all over my lawn.

Schmoodle Meat for Valentine's day is very funny. :D

Loriann I'm fortunate donuts don't tempt me either. My boss bought a big box of them Wednesday and was offering them to me. I'd have to be extremely hungry to eat one.

femme Glad you and your family had a good Oyster celebration.

spiritmage It's always nice not to be fatter than your husband and able to wear his clothes.

I'm busy attemting to drink the coffee one of the guys made in the office today. I'm wondering how much coffee he used. :barf:

02-15-2008, 11:05 AM
Awwww Stephanie that was to sweet

little chick
02-15-2008, 11:08 AM
Morning chicks, it has been so crazy here today is the third day that there has been no school. Can you all spell "CRAZY". today is pd for the teachers. It is snowing a little here but they are calling for freezing rain on monday. If they cancel school again I may go insane. I can only hope for the best. Can't wait til spring. Well gotta to dash and try to catch up on the laundry. And get organized for the week end. Talk to you soon. Hopefully next week will be better.

02-15-2008, 11:27 AM
Happy Friday, everyone!

I have a question about posts: twice this week, in two different threads, my post disappeared after I posted it. Both times, I was responding to someone's observation that this wasn't really a necessary thread idea and my post was along the lines of "Isn't it ok to have a new thread even though people have talked about it before?" Both times, I came back to discover that the discussion about the thread had been deleted. Can someone help me understand what I'm doing wrong? I was posting genuine questions and as far as I know, it wasn't inflammatory or mean in any way (would never do that to someone). For all I know, this post will be deleted, too, but I've never experienced this on any other forum. Does someone just get to delete posts they don't like (and if so, why? I was just asking questions) or what else might be happening...?

02-15-2008, 11:34 AM
i thought the disappearing act of posts only applied to me. It has happened to me before but always just let it go. that makes me wonder. And I've posted good posts or started new threads and they got deleted or lost or something, they were good intended and nothing harmful in its manner.

02-15-2008, 12:05 PM
good morning chicks
I've been AWOL this week, we are really struggling, and haven't been able to go grocery shopping, so we have been having to eat whatever we have, I hate when we end up broke like this and we've still got the whole month to go before DH gets paid! I've not been working much so my paychecks are very VERY small! And healthy groceries seem to be a lot more expensive.
Any CHEAP ideas to help me get back on track!
I'm quite discouraged! and arguing with my DH over money just makes me want to give up! I hate feeling helpless!!!!!!!!!

02-15-2008, 12:16 PM
Valentine's Day went well! I chose the restaurant, had a good SBD OP meal, requested a new vacuum cleaner, which I got, and my DH said he was going to get me a card---this was 8:15 pm. I said, tell me what you would have said in it and then you can save the couple of bucks. He stood in the line in front of everyone (no one noticed I'm sure) in Wal-mart and told me how much he loved me? Awwww, how sweet and corny!

After having 6 days away from my food plan I am trying to get back OP. I was really down about it yesterday when I weighed but I hadn't had a BM in three days, I was really exhausted from staying with my MOM in the critical care ICU in Minnesota and eating one meal a day! I think I will weigh myself again on Tuesday, my official day, and see how things are going with me.

Hope everyone has a great Friday. I've had two nights of sleeping 10 hours. Once my "system" gets back on track, I think I will feel more positive.

Hope your days are great, ladies!:hug:

02-15-2008, 12:41 PM
PH, I know the feeling. Usually that's when I try to focus on eggs because they go a long way... Wish I had better ideas. :hug:

TK, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one, and I wonder what it means, too?

Pam, that was a cute story about your DH!!

02-15-2008, 12:46 PM
Aw, Tina, I am sorry for your troubles. I know I've been there before. How about a big pot of bean soup? It's cheap and hearty and can feed you for days. At this time of year, frozen veggies are usually cheaper than fresh. Oatmeal in the big box is cheap. And eggs - cheese and veggie omelets for dinner? Weezles refried bean soup is good, and with a little hamburger thrown in makes good taco soup. Hope this is some help.

No girls, I've had the disappearing posts before too... Don't know what that's all about.

02-15-2008, 02:19 PM
I am struggling big time with the chocolate urges - I did so well yesturday/lastnight and now today the urge wants to hit me. A big part of me knows it's because it's TOM coming any second :dizzy: Oh what to do

02-15-2008, 02:37 PM
Have fun at the museum birthday party, Linda! Is it a party for the museum or is a child having a birthday party at a museum? I wish I knew about your bag wish when we were in Korea - I would've picked one up for you! I got two Dooney and Borke (sp?) bags for $35 and $40! They're really snazzy!

Lori, glad to hear you're feeling the workouts! I love that feeling!

:carrot: Spirit! Hope the jeans are nice and warm!

Have fun on your bowflex, Gonna! What's the purse look like?

Cat, I love the monster glove your son is wearing! Glad the oyster party went well!

Cyndi, you look terrific! Keep up the great work!

Schmoodle, enjoy the time with family at the party and good luck avoiding the cake!

Ruth, oh dear. I hope Hershey's feeling better today!

Good luck catching that dog, Tawnya! I hate when other people's dogs poop in my yard. That's so rude!

Stephanie, great job staying mostly on plan yesterday! I didn't fare so well. I did excellent at breakfast and lunch and then hit a wall when it came time to bake cookies and dip strawberries and dried apricots in chocolate. I'm back on track today, though.

Kim, enjoy your steak! Hope the blow-out blows over!

Neko, maybe he forgot the filter? Hope you get a decent cup later on!

LC, you reminded me that I have laundry in. My in-laws have their washer and dryer in the basement and I always forget I've put a load in! Thanks!

Happy Friday to you, too, Bella! I have no idea about the disappearing posts. Sorry!

Phins, good luck scrounging something together! I don't have any ideas off the top of my head, but I'll post if I think of something.

Oh, Pam. Maybe some beans will get things going for you? Dried fruit? I know it's not the most spectacular South Beach choice, but you've got to get things moving! Good luck!

I am busy focusing on getting back on track today. It's taking a lot of will power to avoid the chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge but I know if I have "just one" I really won't and it's easier to have none than deal with wanting more. My father-in-law wants to get pizza tonight so I'm going to make a huge salad to go along with it and just have one slice. Maybe I'll even share with Avery. Gotta have a plan!


02-15-2008, 02:46 PM
I am struggling big time with the chocolate urges - I did so well yesturday/lastnight and now today the urge wants to hit me. A big part of me knows it's because it's TOM coming any second :dizzy: Oh what to do

Try upping your protein today. That helped me out last month.


02-15-2008, 04:39 PM
Pam- I'm sorry to hear about your mom being ill. My mom passed away at only 63 years of age. It is still difficult. You will never regret any time you spend with her. As far as constipation, you can purchase a stool softener--colace (generic name docusate sodium) over the counter at most any pharmacy or wally world/Kmart type store. It is not a laxative, it just draws more fluid into the colon to make things not bind up so much. One of the fiber supplements might give you relief as well.

PHins--don't give up, Schmoodle's ideas are great for inexpensive meals. Soup can be made with so many things from the freezer & pantry.

02-15-2008, 04:55 PM
The Girl Scout cookies that I ordered BEFORE I started this diet and had long ago forgotten about were just delivered AAAARRRGGHHHHHH!!!

Damn them to ****! I have cursed at them, pointed at them, made dirty faces at them, even scribbled all over the box with a sharpie, but they still won't go away. Stupid cookies.

$14.00 for 4 boxes and they are going in the garbage. I cannot have them in the house.

02-15-2008, 05:17 PM
How about giving them to a neighbor? (wishing I was your Just kidding. Ours haven't arrived yet, they will go straight into the freezer downstairs, out of sight, out of mind I hope. If that becomes too tempting, I'll take them to work or send them with hubby to work.

02-15-2008, 05:35 PM
We, very luckily, somehow missed Girl Scout cookies. Every time we were out, we didn't have cash, and no one came to our house.



02-15-2008, 07:16 PM
I didn't really throw them away. I gave one to a neighboring office in my building, and the other 3 my DH will take to work (after probably sneaking several for himself and our son.)

If I was further along in this diet, I'd sneak a couple myself, but not this early. *sigh* Stupid cookies.

02-15-2008, 08:03 PM
Girl scout cookies!!!!! Yeah, I bought three boxes before I started my diet and they came in. Luckily they came while my dad was here so I made him take a box back with him to Utah. That night that we got them, he ate the WHOLE thing. That left me with one box. I gave them to my son to take to school for his snack (he's in pre-k). I did good. I only ate 3 and still managed to lose a pound. I think it's catching up to me now because I didn't lose a pound last night and I heard it takes up to 3 days for the weight to show up. I got them Tuesday night and ate them that night. But they are out of the house now so I dont' have to worry about eating them. DH is in Dallas and miss him terribly. I have a cake to do for tomorrow. I have no idea what to do as the decoration. And usually my hubby is here to take care of the kids while I work on it but now I've got to do it all on my own. My best friend dropped off "The Bee Movie" and the kids are watching it so I can get some things done. The cakes in the oven baking now I've got to work on the fondant and whipped frosting (the hardest to deal with when decorating). It's alittle extra money in my pocket though. It's so hard to stay away from. My favorite is white cake and that's what this order is for. AAAAHHHHHH. Evil cake.

02-15-2008, 11:32 PM
Tawnya, did they request anything special or just set you loose?


02-15-2008, 11:54 PM
theyy told me that this guy (who the cake is for) works with nuts and bolts, screws, hexnuts, etc.. No tools, just the screws and they want the whipped frosting which is the hardest to be working with when decorating a cake like that. AAARRRRGGGHHH. I made my fondant but it's not sturdy enough. It's too soft so I think I need to work with gumpaste but I don't have any and don't have to time to go buy the stuff to make it. HHHHMMMMMM..........

02-16-2008, 12:47 AM
Tawnya, have you ever made the fondant with marshmallows? I don't know if you have any of those around, but it's quick and relatively painless and much easier to smooth than the regular kind.


P.S. Post a picture of your cake when you're done!

02-16-2008, 07:20 AM
The Girl Scout cookies that I ordered BEFORE I started this diet and had long ago forgotten about were just delivered AAAARRRGGHHHHHH!!!

Damn them to ****! I have cursed at them, pointed at them, made dirty faces at them, even scribbled all over the box with a sharpie, but they still won't go away. Stupid cookies.

$14.00 for 4 boxes and they are going in the garbage. I cannot have them in the house.

LOL, your funny! donate to church!!!!!!