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Loriann7
02-20-2008, 06:41 AM
Good Morning all you sleepy heads!

So the man that came to fix the dryer and I got talking last night about life and things... First the job change, when I mentioned it was for a flooring company he asked if we clean carpets, so I sold us a carpet cleaning. Then mentioned to have the guy doing it to measure the kitchen for laminate. Then, I went over there to see about renting the place. I am currently in a mobile home, he has a 2 bedroom house for rent. To be honest, I like the idea of a house, and that definately has more room than I'd ever need. But when I seen it I was not impressed. He's painted it, and fixing it up. But I'm NOT impressed with some of the features, nor the price. I own my mobile home. While I think utilities would be cheaper, the rent and mortgage together are cheaper than what he's asking for.

Then we got talking about Bible, Christ and salvation. That was quite interesting.

I'm down another pound this morning. This sure is a SSSLLLOOOWWW start! But I can feel the difference.

While I was waiting for Joe (the repair man) to show up I flipped on a channel and caught part of Oprah. She had a Dr. talking about obesity. the Dr. made a statement that if we lower our calorie intake by 150 a day we'd lose weight. He was pushing people to stop drinking the sodas. hhhmmmm I gave those up six years ago! And never lost anything! :(. Oh well.


cottagebythesea
02-20-2008, 07:08 AM
Good morning! Here we are mid-way through the week already! :) Not a whole lot going on, first Curves, then spending the morning doing laundry and paying bills. I think I'll make some Cola Chicken for tonight's supper, too. I love the sauce on raw shredded cabbage. :T We're expecting snow later, so I don't know if I'll be taking the girls to their dance lessons, it depends on the roads. Cindy will be home and doesn't mind driving on icy roads, so she can do it if it's not canceled.

Loriann, you had quite a chat with that repairman! It's nice that you were able to talk him into a carpet cleaning!

Loriann7
02-20-2008, 07:23 AM
Linda (I remembered! LOL) what is cola sauce? Actually he asked me if we did it, something he had already decided the house needed. Appearantly his last tenant had some critters akin to the ferret family, I know ferrets smell! I didn't notice any stench in the place, and the carpets looked ok, but hey, who am I to argue and miss the "brownie points" with the new boss? :)


cottagebythesea
02-20-2008, 07:29 AM
Loriann, here's the link to the Cola Chicken recipe. It's in the Phase 1 Entrees. The sauce comes out like a nice, rich BBQ sauce. I don't drink sodas, but I do keep a few diet colas on hand just for this recipe!

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=65515

Loriann7
02-20-2008, 08:02 AM
Thanks Linda, right now I don't see myself making it, I don't need all that sugar thats in it. Perhaps it's because I'm not too big on theBBQ flavor to begin with? *shrug* :shrug: But sodas are the worst, even diet!!!!!

CyndiM
02-20-2008, 08:05 AM
Good morning Chicks :coffee:

LoriAnn - Congrats on the lb! Slow and steady is the way to go, even though fast and furious is more immediately satisfying ;)

Cottage - Sounds like another busy day. Wish I could plan ahead as well as you do. I finally get around to planning dinner mid-afternoon so I usually stop at the grocery store on the way home. Luckily it's just down the road from my office :) Hope your roads don't get too icy there.

I've recovered from the Unfortunate Sugar Free Candy Incident. That was so not fun last night. I'm just glad I took advantage of the nice weather in the afternoon and went out for a good walk. Otherwise it would have killed my exercise for the day too. Won't ever touch that stuff again. Obviously it's not for me.

Just another day at work here. We are looking forward to the lunar eclipse tonight and hoping the sky will clear enough to get a good look.

Have a good day all!

Ruthxxx
02-20-2008, 08:12 AM
Good morning, Cottage and Loriann. There I was thinking I might be first this morning! I'm working on it. I've been wakening at six and just loafing in bed for an hour.

Thanks for the reminder re cola chicken, Cottage. I've not made that for ages and it's time to start some real cooking instead of living off my freezer stash.

Loriann, I don't know exactly where you live but your "visit" with the repairman reminds me of life in this small town. You sure get to know a lot about folks when you chat them up.

Cindy, lunar eclipse? I hope it's nice and clear tonight. It was beautiful here last night. I must check the time it's supposed to happen around here. Isn't sugar-free candy a great "learning experience"? :lol: Been there, done that.

My sister is driving up from Ottawa today and claims she is taking me out for lunch. We'll have to see how icy the lane is. Aside from a trip to get my stitches out two weeks ago, I've not been out of the house. I guess it's time! Joan is also bringing me some "city" vegetables - I'm dying for a spinach salad.

Hershey is super sucky and cuddly this morning so I'm going to grab another coffee and do some dog therapy beside the woodstove before I shower and dress.

Happy Hump Day!

tomandkara
02-20-2008, 08:43 AM
Hellllllllo girls!

TOM GOT THE MARCH CLASS DATE! :woohoo: So that means the kids and I can stay with the family in New Jersey for the ten weeks of his class in Florida instead of being in Germany without all of our things! I am just a LITTLE excited!!! We're already planning a trip down there to visit with him somewhere in the middle of his classes and where we can take the kids and all. Evidently, he'll be at Hurlburt Field, which, I believe, is on the Gulf Coast. Anybody have any ideas???

I'm hoping now that that stress is gone I can really get back on track. Yesterday wasn't awful, but a bunch of "not awful" days is not the track I want to be on.

Lori, I love your conversation with the dryer guy! I find washer/dryer repairmen to be quite chatty!

Linda, enjoy your cola chicken! I must say I am NOT a fan of cabbage, although Nessa's sprussel brouts are now a staple in my house. (I made them last night and made Tom's dad try one because the kids had to eat them - they like them so it's not a battle - and he ended up having thirds!)

Ruth, you deserve a piddle around and smacks of freezer meals! Take your time healing up and have a nice lunch today!

Tom's dad just left so I'm going to go do my exercise. I feel weird doing it in front of people...

:carrot: :broc: :carrot: :broc:

Kara

tkglenn
02-20-2008, 08:54 AM
good morning,

nothing much going on. Didn't do too well on food again yesterday. That's ok though. Got to cleaning alittle. Had to go get all new tires on my truck yesterday. They are all going bad and the shocks in the back are worn out so DH has to get new ones on that. Everytime we start getting caught up, something else comes up and we fall behind again. We got our income returns and we were gonna go clothes shopping but my end of the money is gonna get cut short because of the truck. I'm used to it. I don't get anything anyways, it's nothing new. It's a normal for me.

Everyone else-have a wonderful day.

Loriann7
02-20-2008, 09:26 AM
Ruth, to do that you'd have to be on at 5:30 :P (I get up at 4:30 EST. )

Cyndi, I think the "sugar free candy" is the manufacturers way to keep their sales up... Personally I steer clear of them, I think it's a fraud!!!!!!!!!!!! I satisfy my chocolate craving with the No sugar added fudgsicles!

Kara, congrats on the 10 week class! :carrot: I'm excited for you!

Yes, Bloomfield, is as it's sounds... My son likes to show people where he lives by saying "let me give you the grand tour... to your right you have a corn field, to your left a corn field, to the south we have for better view a wheat field with mountains in the background, and for change of scenery in the north is a gravel pit! " (it's funny how he does it.)

cottagebythesea
02-20-2008, 09:28 AM
tk, when my kids were little, it seems there was never enough money left to get something for myself. I know how you feel. But at least you can feel good knowing you have brand new tires on your truck. I hope your day is a good one!

Kara, that's wonderful that Tom got the class dates he wanted! Everything is falling into place nicely for you, I'm so glad. :) Yummm, brussel sprouts are one of my favorite veggies, especially roasted in the oven with a little olive oil and garlic!

Ruth, it'll do you a world of good to get out for a while today. I hope your lane is passable! Enjoy your lunch date!

Cyndi, we're hoping the sky is clear enough to catch the eclipse, too. We always try to watch that, and meteor showers, too. Sorry you had such a bad experience with the sugar-free candy, I also learned the hard way that I can't tolerate that stuff!

I had a nice workout at Curves this morning, and we solved all the problems of the world while we were at it. ;) The day started out clear and sunny, but it's clouding up fast. They are downplaying this snow, though, so we shall see.

tkglenn
02-20-2008, 09:31 AM
No snow here. it's supposed to be in the low 70s today. Yuck!!!

phxsunflower
02-20-2008, 09:58 AM
Good morning all,

It is Wednesday and I am on!?!

You all seem to be having a good start of the day. To all the Northern ladies stay warm. To all of us Southern gals enjoy the cool/warm we know what is coming!

Can Cola Chicken be put into the crockpot? Looking for something to fix and forget until eating time.

Better go and keep the kids moving toward the door so we get out on time.

Have a great day and a safe one.

Pacergal29
02-20-2008, 10:02 AM
We got snow lastnight which seem to put DH and DS in slow motion this morning, I hate when other people make me late when I am up at 5:30 to make sure they have full access to everything!

Loriann ah small town living! My husband works at the local hardware store and all the regualrs know where we live so after hours we always get phone calls or knocks on our door looking for someone to let them in or the time the store got broke into and the cops came to our house first (at 3:30 am)!

Cottage If you get our snow it shouldn't be to bad, we only got about an inch and it was the nice fluffy kind!

Cyndi I haven't ever tried SF candy and think I will steer away based on everyones experience!

Ruth hope you are able to get out today and as my mother used to say "blow the stink off" LOL that sounds terrible but I couldn't help but say it.

Kara glad to hear your plans are coming together!

TK yes the kids always seem to come first, maybe you could do something cheap and fun like get a manicure or pedicure just to get some time alone and feel all girly or maybe just buy a good book and enjoy a bubble bath!

Me eating was awful lastnight but unavoidable, I cooked for DH & DS and planned to make me some chicken sasuage I had and when I got it out realized it was expired, of course I had nothing else I could throw together as my cupboards are pretty bare (with all the home improvements projects over the weekend I didn't make it to the store) I ate stuff lastnight I haven't had since starting SB last May!

Today is a new day chicks, onward and upward (or down depending on how yyou want to look at it!)

beachgal
02-20-2008, 10:05 AM
Mornin' everyone! :wave:

Loriann, that was Dr. Oz. He does the "You..." books (You, The Owner's Manual, You, On a Diet, etc...) with Dr. Rozen. He has a lot of great ideas! I think the soda thing only works for people who drink sugar (not diet) sodas every day and drink a lot of them. If you were drinking 8oz of soda every day, quitting it wouldn't necessarily help you lose weight. But the trend is much more like getting a Super Big-Gulp (almost as much as a 2 liter bottle) every couple hours. That's a lot of calories! :faint: Glad you got the dryer fixed! It's not fun to try to hang out clothes when you know they'll only freeze on the line! :br:

Sounds like a good day, Cottage! Either you get your coffee and magazine, or you get to stay home...either way it's a win/win for you! ;) Hope you enjoy it!

:lol: Oh, Cyndi, I shouldn't laugh...I know that dealing with the aftereffects of SF stuff isn't fun at all! :hug: I've been there, though, and I love your title of "Unfortunate SF Candy Incident"--sounds like the Lemony Snicket books! ;) I'm glad you're doing better. The thing about the after effects is that it either keeps you totally away from the candy or keeps you from eating too much. Either way, it's a good thing.

Dog Therapy! :lol3: That's a good one, Ruth! I think Hersh could easily charge for her therapy. What a sweetie she is! :love: I hope you have a blast with your sister! I know what you mean about getting out--this time two years ago, I was at home with my bum leg, going out only for church events at night, once a week. Have fun! :hug:

YAY, Kara and Tom!!!!!!!!!!! :yay: :woohoo: :yay: That's wonderful!!!! I'm so glad for you all. The trip to FL sounds wonderful! It's an amazing place, from what little I've seen of it. Ooh, I need to go check out the Sprussel Brouts! I've been trying to get myself to like Brussel Sprouts for just about forever and the only time I have was at a little restaurant in Ireland. I made some the other night, though, that DH and I both loved!!! I was so thrilled! :dancer: They're soooo good for you. Glad DH's dad liked them!

TKGlenn, I'm sorry you had a bad food day. But it sounds like you have the right attitude...just pick up and start again. :) Success is just getting up once oftener than you fall down...and we all fall down, sometimes. :hug: I'm sorry you won't have extra money to spend on you. Could you find something inexpensive that delights you? When I was losing and changing clothes sizes fairly often, I didn't feel like spending tons on new clothes every month or so, so I went shopping at consignment stores (i.e. used clothing, but nicer in quality than, say, Salvation Army). It's such fun!!! You can find the most unique things and if you go on days when they have sales, you can get such spectacular deals!!! I bought 8 things for less than $40 once, and one of them was an Italian cashmere sweater! :cloud9: Maybe you could do some clothes shopping that way? Even if you just treat yourself to a really great read at the library or a wonderful bubble bath at home, please do make time for yourself. You deserve it, especially if you've gotten used to making do without!!! :hug:

Wow, I hope they're right, TK...it's incredibly cold here...but maybe you guys are getting some kind of warming effect from the lake? :?: It was sooo clear here last night and I hope it's the same way tonight, but we'll see. The moon was SO bright that it would make a dramatic difference during an eclipse.

Me:
Had an amazing workout yesterday--went to my first yoga/pilates class in what seems like forever. Best of all, one of my favorite people (and my RCIA sponsor) was the teacher! It was hard, but I was so excited to know that my body could do it! :goodvibes: We'll see how hard/easy it is for me to do the elliptical tonight, though... ;)

Should be a somewhat quiet day here, as the students are on break. However, I have a ton of phone calls to make and I don't really want to make any of them. I've been a volunteer for two years with a group that helps adults learn to read. I've gone through three tutees; my last one stopped coming last November. My director wants me to start again ASAP as she has 10 people wanting tutors. However, I did that when I wasn't working and am now working three days a week. It's been so hard to fit it all in and something has to give. I would never have left my student, but now that it's a natural break, I have to tell her that I'm going to have to stop tutoring for a while. I know it's going to be a hard conversation. :( But, once it's done, I can stop worrying about it! :crossed:

My nutritionist said my body comp looks good. I don't know if that means that I lost or not. Wish I didn't care as much about that, but I do. I really want to move my ticker, but without a weigh-in with a number, I'm not sure what to do with it! I'd do exercise minutes, but they are the same every week, so that's not very exciting. :p Oh well...I'm glad it's not getting worse.

We have the first of our Adult Faith Formation series for Lent tonight. It's on different ways to pray and I'm looking forward to it! It's usually a great chance to catch up with lots of friends--it's a regional thing, so friends who go to other churches are often there. I just have to avoid the "refreshments" table and all will be well. DH is usually sweet enough :love: to bring me a cup of coffee so I have something to do with my hands but don't have to go near the area and be tempted.Hope everyone has a great day!

GONNABE165
02-20-2008, 10:06 AM
Stay warm in that snow Cottage

Ruth I hope you enjoy your visit with your sister

Thats great news Kara

a positive attitude will get you far Stephanie

Hi & good morning to everyone else.

As for me today I will work and then this evening we have to make a trip to home depot as the contractors finished the back two bedrooms so I can get to painting and redoing other than that same as usual.

cottagebythesea
02-20-2008, 10:11 AM
Good morning, phxsunflower! It must still be pretty early for you. You can make the cola chicken in the crockpot, but the sauce won't be as thick. But you could take the chicken out when it's done, then boil the sauce until it's reduced.

Wow! Look at all these new posts while I was replying! :D

:wave: everybody!

beachgal
02-20-2008, 10:15 AM
Hey, Phx! Simulposting! I think you can put the Wendy's Chili in the crockpot as long as you brown the meat first. :?: What do you think, Cottage and/or Barb?

Stephanie, I'm sorry about all the stuff last night! I know how frustrating that is! :hug: But live and learn, eh? It's good to keep some backup stuff in the freezer/cupboard. I love Morningstar's Tomato and Basil Pizza Burgers. They are delish!!! I usually have WW rolls in the freezer, too, so it's easy to put together a meal with the burger and some frozen veggies. Hope you can find something to have on hand so you don't have to deal with that again. :hug: For now, move on and, if you have to, do P1 for a couple days to get rid of cravings.

By the way, I hope this is more helpful than harmful, but for those of you with problems with the sugar alcohols in SF candy, you might want to try Chocolite (http://www25.netrition.com/chocolite_bars_page.html)candy. It tastes amazing, is only 30 cals a piece, and is made mostly of erythritol, which is a naturally occuring sugar substitute that doesn't give you gastric distress. It comes in packs of two (so it's only 60 cals for the whole pack). I've only had the Chocolate Crispy Caramel, but found that the caramel was so chewy that it took me a long time just to finish one. It was really satisfying and I found that I didn't feel the desire to overeat them like I would with the regular sugar free candy. :shrug: Just a thought.

For your chocolate craving, don't forget your 1oz a week of dark chocolate. Having that every Saturday makes me feel so much better--I get my chocolate fix and I really enjoy it rather than gobbling down something. For a really special treat, try dipping fruit in the chocolate, melted. Berries are really good. :T

beachgal
02-20-2008, 10:16 AM
Yikes, it's hopping in here, today! :lol:

Gonna, good luck with the painting! What colors will you use?

Schmoodle
02-20-2008, 10:21 AM
Just a quick howdy, as i have to hit the road for an 11AM meeting in Quantico. Then home to pack up me and the kids and I leave at 4:30AM tomorrow to catch my flight to NM. We are expecting some snow, so I hope that doesn't complicate matters.

Just wanted to say Kara, I had a meeting at Eglin AFB last year - I googled Hurlburt Field and it's right near there. It's a resort area, I'm told it's called the Redneck Riviera lol. The beach was pretty! Anyway, I have a business trip down there again in April, so if we're in the neighborhood at the same time, we'll have to try and meet up. Glad it all worked out for you!

Kim_Star060404
02-20-2008, 10:47 AM
8 days 1 hour 34 minutes 27 seconds...and counting.

Loriann: How interesting that you had such conversations with the repair-man! We looked into buying a mobile home, but the interest, insurance, utilities and etc., etc. were absolutely ridiculous. I think that if the rent on a house is topping that, and you're not happy with it's condition, you should definitely stay where you are. Just my two cents. :shrug:

Cottage: I have not yet tried the Cola Chicken. I desperately want to, but DH has shirked at the idea. (He hate any kind of soda, so that may be why.) I will have to make it for myself when he's out of town and see how it is first. Hope the roads stay clear -- unless you want the evening off!

Cyndi: We avoid the sugar-free chocolate in our house like the plague!! That stuff does awful things to the digestive system! If I want to indulge in chocolate, I get some super-dark organic chocolate and eat a serving and then freeze the rest. I hope you get a clear sky for your lunar eclipse viewing.

Ruth: I hope you and your sister are able to venture out, but be careful - slippery sidewalks and your knee could be a bad combination for a while. Give Hershey a pat for me!

Kara: YAY!!! :carrot: I'm so happy for all of you! Sounds like all of those prayers worked. What a blessing. I don't know much about the Gulf Coast side of FL. I know how you feel about exercising in front of people - I can't do it either.

TK: Sorry to hear about the truck. Enjoy the shiny new tires, though!

Phx: :wave: Have a nice day!!

Pacer: I have been in the same situation so many times. Luckily, I've learned from all of that, finally, and started keeping canned salmon on hand at all times. It works wonders and keeps me from getting too far off track!

Laurie: Your phone conversation will be a hard one to have, but you're right, you need the break and once it's done, it's done. :hug: No more worrying. I hope you get a weigh-in soon!

:wave:, Gonna!

Schmoodle: I hope your packing and what-not goes well. Be careful in that snow tomorrow!

Me: Today is my "breathing" day at work. I had inspections in another town yesterday and Monday and myself and a coworker leave tomorrow for inspections in the rural parts of the county. We have to stay in a hotel because so many of the properties are two+ hours from our office on dirt roads. Sigh. The other bad thing is that eating will be totally off-plan tomorrow through Sunday. I'm hoping to use next Monday through Wednesday to get off the water-weight I'll gain this weekend. Don't want to leave for vacation all bloaty!

Well, don't know how long this has taken, but I need to get the maps and etc. in order. Hope all you chicks have a great weekend. I may be back to "see" you today, but if not, I'll "see" ya Monday!!

8 days 1 hour 11 minutes 5 seconds...and still counting!

GONNABE165
02-20-2008, 10:59 AM
Hi Laurie I am painting our bedroom a light gold color and the sapte room will be a sage green

Kim Where are you going on vacation? Good luck with your eating this weekend

Be careful Schmoodle in all your travels

tomandkara
02-20-2008, 11:12 AM
Laurie, enjoy your small group tonight! And good luck with your tutoring "break-up".

Phoenix, why do the kids need so much encouragement? I'm waiting for mine to figure out that it doesn't matter if they want to do something or not, they sometimes just have to. I think it might be a constant battle.

Tawnya, way to pick yourself up and keep going! I have recommited to staying on a good track and today is the first day. I want a purple-jumping-up-and-down smiley!

Stephanie, hope you get to the grocery soon! I always find it a bit of a challenge when the cupboards go bare. I'm hitting Trader Joe's tonight while the kids are at AWANA and I CANNOT WAIT! It'll be my first trip out there since we got back to the States!

Linda, that's exactly how I made the brussel sprouts last night! :T

Gonna, have fun picking out paint! The kids and I were just talking last night about what color they want their rooms to be in Germany!

Schmoo, how much fun would that be?! Although, I still haven't met up with Linda yet and I do believe we are just about minutes from each other...

Kim, good luck with your visits and hotel stay! Eat as well as you can!

Kara

tkglenn
02-20-2008, 11:47 AM
ok, I did it. I talked to my DH PTSD counselor about his problem. I told him that he's getting worse, that he's in a negative state of mind and nothing but negativity comes out of his mouth, I told him that he looks for any little thing to get upset about. So he said that he's gonna talk to my husband about the problem and that there is couples counseling that we both can go to that might help us. I really want to go to it. I think it'll help.

Kim_Star060404
02-20-2008, 12:19 PM
Gonna: We're going to this tiny, secluded cabin in Ruidoso, NM. We cannot wait!!

Kara: Thanks, I will do my best. I think there are a total of three restaurants there and no grocery stores. There is a Mexican restaurant, a pizza place and a deli. Not much SB food there!

Tk: I'm glad the counselor thinks that he/she can help. Hopefully the couples' counseling will put things into perspective for your DH. :hug:

tkglenn
02-20-2008, 12:22 PM
i think it would help the both of us, not just him.

Kim_Star060404
02-20-2008, 01:35 PM
Well, of course you too, tk. :D Regardless, I just hope it helps both of you! :grouphug:

tomandkara
02-20-2008, 02:39 PM
Tawnya, I'm so glad you talked to the counselor! I wonder if they have sessions for support people like you, if your husband won't go to the couples' thing with you.

Kim and Schmoodle, I've been meaning to ask you what Walk Away the Pounds you like best. I have a DVD that has three on it - one mile Get Up and Go, two mile something-or-other, and three mile Super Fat Burn. I'd like to get my hands on one that is about an hour long as my longest is 47 minutes long.

Kara

Kim_Star060404
02-20-2008, 03:11 PM
Kara: My favorite is the 4-mile Express Super Challenge. It's 55 minutes long. I'd love to find a 5-miler, but haven't yet.

tomandkara
02-20-2008, 04:15 PM
Thanks, Kim!

Kara

Barb0522
02-20-2008, 07:07 PM
It's been a crazy, busy day. I still haven't gotten the work stuff done I needed to do and I still have scouting stuff I wanted to do. And I will be on a work conference call at 9PM if the user in China is available. I hope he is because I can't easily meet tomorrow night. I guess I could at 10 but I would rather not do it after lots of other stuff.

I should have been out of work by now and I'm still here. Brian is with his Dad at gymnastics and I'll pick him up at 7 which gives me time to get him home and fed before I meet with the user and support groups. I need to try to get him ready for bed too since I might get stuck on the call until his bedtime.

I just found out today that I'm going to be attending a 7AM conference call starting next week for 3 weeks which means I will probably have to work from home. I hate that since I snack more when I am home. I need to make sure I have lots of healthy snacks. This has not been a good month weight-wise and my ticker is lying.

Schmoodle
02-20-2008, 07:32 PM
Hi chicks, I've been running around like a maniac all day. It has been snowing here, and my dad didn't want to risk not being able to get down his driveway (he's way up the side of a mountain), so he came to get the kids as soon as they got home from school. I was out all day and had planned to get them packed up this evening, so I had to rush helping them get all their stuff together, but now it's quiet here, and I've got the rest of the evening to get myself ready, which is nice. I have to get out of here at 4:30 tomorrow AM to catch a 7AM flight. Not sure how I let that happen!?
I popped out with some weird rash while in the car today. I kept noticing my bra was rubbing a sore spot, and when I got to work, somebody took a look at me and asked "what happened to you?" I've got it all over my chest and up my neck. I've been using a new lotion, and I hope that's all it is. AND that it's gone tomorrow, because I don't want to be traveling all day uncomfortable. Oh, I also had on a new sweater - cotton:dunno:
I've got a delicious clean-out-the-refrigerator salad ready for dinner. Fortunately all the odds and ends go together pretty well - chicken salad, avocado, baby spinach, steamed green beans, and black olives. I'm looking forward to it!
You all have been extra chatty today, so I am not going to try and do personals.
I'll try to pop in from the hotel, but I don't think I'm going to take my laptop, so don't know if I'll be able to. Hope you chicks have a great few days!

Kara, I'll have to get back to you on that question. I've got one DVD with 5 workouts on it, but the kids have lost my remote control, so I can only start the first workout, and that's the only one I've done so far - the 18 minute one mile for sissies. It'll be a while yet before I'm doing 60 minutes of anything.

cottagebythesea
02-20-2008, 07:42 PM
Schmoodle, your salad sounds pretty good! Do be careful out on the roads at that time of morning. It started snowing here around 3, and an hour later the roads were starting to get really slippery. Take it slow and easy, and have a safe trip. I hope you can check in, we'll miss you! :hug:

Another "hello" to everyone, this board has been busy today!

Kim_Star060404
02-20-2008, 08:12 PM
Kara: Also, I got the Walk-Slim Fast Start DVDs and I like to do the 4 Fast Miles one, which is 50 minutes long, followed by the Power Mile, which is 15 minutes long and includes light weights. (I use 3 lb dumbells in each hand).

GONNABE165
02-20-2008, 10:05 PM
Schmodle have a safe trip - we miss you already

I feel great tonight I guess it's the fact I've been running around like a chicken with it's head cut offf - one of the contractors is done with his work so it's clean up & redo time.

Have a great night chicks!

tomandkara
02-20-2008, 10:54 PM
Oh, Trader Joe's. So much fun! They had a pile - you know, the end of aisle piles - of blue agave nectar so I picked one up. Should be nice to try on some oatmeal or something. Speaking of oatmeal, I cooked some steel cut oats in the crockpot overnight and they were soooo good this morning! I ended up coming home from the store with a new tin of steel cut oats because I know we're going to go through the one I have now in a flash with this quick and easy prep! Just over $100 for seven bags of groceries, most of it organic stuff!!!

Kara