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04-03-2008, 07:05 AM
Brrrrrr! We're getting a reminder that winter is still lingering this morning. Not quite cold enough for the rain to turn to ice, though. :)
After Curves I'm going to go get Maggie and bring her here for part of the day. She's still doing very well, and she's ready to get out and about for a little bit.
How's everyone doing today?

04-03-2008, 07:23 AM
Cottage, sorry you have rain. It'll be a day to cozy in with wee Maggie. :hug: We are coldish but going up to 45F today so more of the white stuff will melt. Right now I have a skating rink in my side yard and the sump pump chugging away in the basement.

Off to town today to get my new tires and take my poor overworked sewing machine for a spa day. It must have a million miles on its odometer as I've had it since 1983. I do have my smaller machine for quilting classes but really prefer the old one. I need to go to the bank too - I've been carrying around a largish cheque for three months. (Our Delta bank closed last May and there's no ATM that takes deposits around here.) My heavy winter coat is going to the cleaners too. I'm ready for Spring!

No snowdrops yet but I did spot some green between the snowbank and the house foundation.

Here's a good morning from Hershey.

Have a "thrilling" Thursday.

04-03-2008, 07:34 AM
it's cold here but no rain thankfully and my tree has white buds already...

more when i get to work

04-03-2008, 08:20 AM
Signs of spring in Nova Scotia too. Seen a few flowers peeking through on sunny banks. Well that was kind of a long stretch. They also tried to call me in this morning but I didn't answer the phone. I needed some sleep. Doing good though still avoiding the large quantities of pizza and Tim's that are flying in front of me every day. I"m going to look around today and see if there is anything more on metabolism and jumping shifts, and maybe some suggestions. I find that salads make me rather nausiated late at night. I've been going with a small meal every 6 hours or so. I'm still loosing but I want to make sure it stays that way.

04-03-2008, 08:28 AM
good morning chicas1

weather here: sunshine, overcast, rain, sunshine etc. flowers are all up and blooming, tho:D dishwasher just went bust so i have a nice stack of dishes to clean before work and we've just been informed that our lease will be terminated early because the owner's brother wants to move in. sheesh! what a start to the day! luckily two of our buddies are lawyers so we're gonna cream the landlord*evil laugh*

cottage i am glad to hear maggie is up and at em, hope the two of you have a fun day!
et al. good luck on running pre-spring errands and keeping on track sbd-wise:carrot:


04-03-2008, 08:36 AM
Goooooood morning! It was a chilly run today, and I'm still a bit on the cold side, even sitting inside at the computer! Best get a cup of tea to warm up the insides and maybe follow that up with some oatmeal. :T

Jan, sorry to hear about the lease mess. We're so tired of living by someone else's rules - hence, the questions about buying!

Jen, way to go not answering the phone! Hope you got some good rest!

Ruth, good luck with all your errands. Hi to Hershey!

Linda, have fun with Maggie today!

Not much on the plate for us on this sunny Thursday. We're going to take a walk to the mailbox as Connor wrote Tom a letter and Kadyn colored him a picture, so we'll be getting those out sometime today. I have to figure out what to get my grandfather for his birthday next Wednesday. I'm leaning toward movie passes, as he mentioned Marley and Me is being made into a movie, and I know he loved the book. We'll see.

Happy day!


04-03-2008, 08:45 AM
I thought it was raining when I got up, the weatherman said it was raining, but the sun is shining brightly and the sky is a cloudless blue. :) I think the rain is due later, though.

04-03-2008, 08:45 AM
Instead of stickying the Exercise Queen post, could someone sticky the April Exercise challenge post, please?

Robert just dropped Brian at gymnastics last night so I didn't get to give him his mail (which had a few important things) or ask him if he would drop him at the church for his campout next weekend. I guess I'll have to send him an email.

I've got to run to get to the workshop. I'll try to post tonight.

04-03-2008, 08:49 AM
Oooops! :o Sorry about that, Barb! I'll take care of it. :high: for you, giving Robert a taste of his own medicine! :D

04-03-2008, 09:01 AM
Morning all...need to rush a bit this morning.

Since we are having weather talk, it's hot, humid and foggy here this the 70's right now. Rained last night. yucky.

I'm having an interesting breakfast of tuna salad (tuna, eggs, mayo, toasted almonds, parsley and tarragon) with raw spinich rolled up in a flatout. yum.

wishing you all a wonderful day...

04-03-2008, 09:50 AM
Morning chicks! We are a day closer to the weekend :) The weather here is suppose to be in the 80's with a chance of thunder storms this afternoon.

Cottage glad to hear Maggies is doing so well

Today for me consist of work, a trip to the clubhouse to workout on the stair climber and then after work dh & I are making a run to Costco and then it's workout video time.

Hope all you chickies have a great day!

04-03-2008, 10:03 AM
Hi, everyone!

Us too, Cottage. Brrr! :brr: I bet Maggie LOVES going to your house, Cottage! Will she get to reign in state on the Birthday Couch? :queen:

Awwww.. :o Thanks for the morning greeting, Hersh! What a darling! Glad to hear you're abandoning your winter coat, Ruth...I've been wearing my spring one (which I actually managed to remember to clean during winter this year!!!) for a couple days and I'm have been wondering if I should still be in my winter one! If you can manage in Delta, I can certainly manage here. :beach: I hear you on checks. I hate going inside the bank. I used to have an account that was only free of fees (this was the old days) as long as I only went inside two times each month. Everything else had to be through the ATM, so I'm an only ATM literate. I have no clue what to do inside a bank, so I avoid going in! :lol: Drive safely!

Oooh, Nessa, white buds sounds awesome! :love:

Spirit, congrats on avoiding the pizza and Tim's!!! :yay: I have to say, Tim's is SUCH a temptation for me that I rant and rave my way into Canada--they even have a couple Tim's on OUR side of the border here in NY!!! :yikes: They're invading--next thing I know I'll be forcefed timbits!!! :lol: No, seriously, I find them next to impossible to avoid, so I have HUGE respect for you! I'm not sure, but I think that you might find it easier to eat things with slightly more carbs in the evening to combat the issue of less light=sleepy. Maybe a medium banana and natural peanut butter? Or something with beans and tomatoes? What about chili? Let us know if you find out more about shift working and eating. If you do, maybe you can start a thread in the FAQ about it? I think that might be really helpful--who knows how many lurkers deal with this issue!

Yikes, Janda! I hope your lawyer friends are really good at their work! :s: I'm with you on broken appliances. Our microwave (which is one of those "over-the-range" types that makes it also our range hood/light) broke about 2 months ago, a week after our toaster oven broke. We've been cooking like Amish people (minus the log fire) for months now--everything on the stove top or in the oven. The new micro comes tomorrow morning! I'm going to be SOOOOO excited to microwave something! My favorite WW burrito takes 2 minutes in the micro and 50 minutes in the oven!!! :faint: Hope your dishwasher is fixed SOON!

Kara, I just love that you're walking to the mailbox--how Normal Rockwellian! :love: I'm sure Tom will LOVE getting the kids' efforts. Enjoy the oatmeal and tea...sounds perfect! BTW, as for your grandfather--I found some adorable books at Barnes & Noble the other day for grandmothers and grandfathers that are meant for filling in. They have tons of questions and spaces for the grandparents to answer, along with places for pictures and more. I thought it was the neatest thing--unfortunately my grandparents have all passed away. :(

Barb, I'm glad you're responding in kind to Robert. Silly man! :p

Cat, if you ever need a second career, I think any of us would be glad to hire you as our personal chef! :chef: YUM!

Off to the gym after work tonight. I'm doing cardio for a half hour, then going home to walk the dog, have snack, and maybe start dinner. After that, I'm heading back to the gym with DH for yoga. Then I'll definintely need a BIG shower! :lol: I was totally exhausted yesterday after my cardio workout and had trouble making it up and down the stairs to the basement last night for the laundry. I was just SO tired! I'm not sure if it's just too much exercise or if it's the combo of doing P1 while upping my exercise. Probably should have waited until next week, but I wanted to take advantage of the free time and inclination while it was here. ;)

Gotta run...student's here!

04-03-2008, 10:31 AM
I did have the oatmeal, but it didn't totally warm me up. I threw in a bag of frozen raspberries after the oats were cooked and it was quite yummy. Connor gobbled his up!

I peeked at the scale this morning and I'm up 2.5 pounds since Monday. But I was clothed. And I had already drunk my water. Still... I think my body's broken. I've been doing very well eating on plan. Oh well, at least I'm not alone in the scale woes!

Laurie, I know you usually pay close attention to your protein intake, but make sure you get a good protein snack/meal after you exercise so you can help those muscles heal. Have fun at yoga tonight! And enjoy your microwave. I actually do most of my cooking in the oven. Even though it takes longer, I think it tastes better. Could be just a mental thing, though!

Gonna, sounds like a busy day for you! What videos do you and your husband do together?

Cat, can't say I'm a fan of tuna, but I sure am glad you're enjoying your breakfast!

Barbara, I hope you and Robert can get the shuttling of Brian worked out for both of you! You'd think he'd take advantage of any time he could spend with his son...

Connor needs the computer for his French, so that's all for now.


04-03-2008, 10:45 AM
Kara you are not alone with your scale situations as I am right there with ya. DH & I do different kinds we have 3 biggest loser videos. Billy Blanks tae bo video, yoga and stability ball video so we just rotate them around so we don;t get bored.

04-03-2008, 10:48 AM
May I have a drumroll, please????

I stepped on the scale today and have LOST ANOTHER POUND!!! I'm down to 142.5. I am so psyched!!!

I found some crackers that I can eat with my guacamole snack - they're called Mary's Gone Crackers... Organic, wheat-free, gluten-free and no oats (I can't have them.) They're rice, flax seeds, sesame seeds, etc. More like crisps than rice.

13 crackers are 120 cals (I don't eat all that many)
with 3.5 g fat (poly/mono)
3 g fiber
3 g carbs.
All the grains are whole grains, too.

yummy, though strong. They didn't make me feel yucky, so I am happy.

04-03-2008, 11:04 AM
Good morning, everyone! I finally have time to post personals! Yay! :carrot:

Cottage: I'm glad to read that Maggie is doing so well. Hope the two of you have fun today! Stay warm.

Ruth: Give Hershey a good morning pat for me. Hope you enjoy your time in town - errands aren't exactly the best, are they? But I'm sure you'll enjoy having your sewing machine back and all tuned up!

:wave:, Nessa! Have a good day!

Spirit: I admire your determination to continue eating well in spite of your schedule. Keep it up! You're doing great!

jandaman: Good grief! That's terrible! Hope you find a new place quickly and that you and your lawyer friends get him good! :devil:

Kara: Hope you're warmed up by now! I worked out in the backyard last night and went through the same thing when I got in - it was pretty chilly out. It's amazing how cold you can end up after a workout! :shrug: Hope you and the kiddos have a great day!

Barb: Have a good (not too busy ;)) day!

:wave:, Cat! Have a great day!

Gonna: Enjoy all your workouts today - and hope you have a fun trip to Costco!

Laurie: I'm sure your body will be balanced and back to normal next week! Hope you enjoy your day.

Fluffy: Congrats on your loss!!

Me: Today should be fairly uneventful. Work, workout, dinner (leftover Taco Bake) and then some furniture rearranging since our mattress will be here on Saturday. I'm pretty sore from last night's workout, so I think that I will just walk a few miles tonight.

Hope everyone to come has a great day!


04-03-2008, 11:14 AM
Good morning Chickies,

Sounds like everyone is doing pretty well. We have lots of rain here and the ground can not handle anymore it just sits on top and puddles, what you going to do....

We went to Florida for kid's spring break last week to Cocoa Beach and had a wonderful time.. hard to get back and into the groove.

I have started losing some of the weight I put on while on vacation so that is a good thing- I am detoxing once again, really should have been better while on vacation.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday

04-03-2008, 11:17 AM
Krystal congratulations on your weight loss - every pound counts

Kim glad you finall y got a chance to chat with us a bit more today - hope works slacks up a bit for ya.

Pearl cocoa beach is not to far from me you could have stoped by and said hi - glad yall had a great trip.

04-03-2008, 11:26 AM
:lol: Kara, I was laughing when you said your oatmeal didn't warm you up after you threw frozen raspberries in it! I know what you meant, but it did sound funny the first time I read it! Thanks for the reminder about protein--it's a good one! I was thinking of having bell peppers and hummus for snack, but I should probably throw in a piece of LF cheese for extra protein, eh? :idea: The scale is a very frustrating thing! I love what Mandalinn82 (a mod) has in her sig: "Remember - we use the number on the scale to measure our progress not because it is the most accurate, but because it is the most convenient." Isn't that so important to remember? I love getting weighed at my nutrition clinic because they can tell me exactly what I've gained (e.g. muscle) or lost (e.g. water) and that can really make a difference. You may have gained some water, Kara. I've read on here that as your fat cells lose their fat content, they want to stay big, so they suck up water--eventually they give up and let the water go. :shrug: Don't let it stop you--but you might want to consider some changes in your routine--like doing interval running, eating different foods or the same foods but at different times, etc. That kind of thing usually helps me break out of a plateau and see change again. :D

Congrats, Krystal! :yay: :woohoo: :yay: :cheers: :high: :hat: Don't forget to change your ticker!

Fluffy, those crackers are really good! I'm so glad you have found something that doesn't make you sick. They have a lot of protein, too, if I remember right!

04-03-2008, 11:47 AM
Yay, Krystal! At least *someone's* scale is behaving!

Kim, work must be cutting you some slack (or you're just ignoring it!). Either way, have a cheerful day!

Pearl, glad you checked in. Sounds like the vacation in Florida was nice! Did the kids have fun?

Laurie, I am feeling terribly bloated today. This month's cycle has hit with a vengence. Hopefully once the week is over I'll be peeing all this extra water out! I will have to start a new type of bathroom celebration!


04-03-2008, 12:25 PM
Fluffy, I got some of those Mary's Gone Crackers last time I was at a Whole Foods (unfortunatly I have to go to N.O. or Baton Rouge to find them) I love those crackers!
Last week I found some rather strange but yummy crackers at our local organic store..they were made out of flax and sesame seeds called "Matter of Flax". They were very good too...kind of strange because when you chew, the flax oil kind of comes out of them...very thin and yummy crackers...

break coming in the class now!

04-03-2008, 12:55 PM
Gonnabe165 -didn't think to ask if anyone was near Cocoa Beach, but I have a sister and relatives who live in West Palm Beach and they came up to visit for a few days- had lots of fun

Kara, the kids had a wonderful time, they want to go back next year.

04-03-2008, 01:05 PM
Spirit-When I worked night shifts I would get nauseated about 90% of the nights, starting about 3AM. I tried to take simple foods to work. Nothing too hard to digest. Drinking hot tea can be helpful. Celestial seasonings had one called Grandma's tummy mint. It is chamomile & peppermint. I think eating small amounts is helpful as well. Hope you can find something that works for your body. It is a difficult shift.

04-03-2008, 01:49 PM
I think I am blowing up like a balloon! Stop the bloat!!!


little chick
04-03-2008, 02:00 PM
Hello chicks. The sun is shinning here but boys is it windy and cold. I will be so glad when the warm weather gets here.Hope everyone is having a great day.

04-03-2008, 03:22 PM
Kara - this may be TMI :o, but didn't you say Aunt Flow showed up this week - maybe that accounts for the increase on the scale? She's here right now and I won't go NEAR a scale!!!

04-03-2008, 03:41 PM
Pearl glad to hear yall got to see family - thats awesome

Kara & Kim aunt flow visited me and made the scale stay the same so I am hoping on my Friday weigh in everything will be back to normal - good luck to tou gals

04-03-2008, 03:42 PM
I know, Kim. I've just been eating smack on plan and expected to see a difference despite it being the wrong time of month, having 24 ounces of water in my belly, not having nursed the baby yet, AND being fully clothed. I guess it would take a lot of "being good" to account for all of those factors!


04-03-2008, 04:13 PM
I guess it would take a lot of "being good" to account for all of those factors!

:lol: No doubt, Kara!

TOM can really put extra pounds on. I've never felt bloated before, but I always gain 3-5 pounds during TOM, then drop it right after. :shrug: Hope yours comes right off--but I wouldn't want to be your bathroom when it starts--you might have to claim it as your own for a while! :lol:

04-03-2008, 04:40 PM
Kara, Maybe we can compete to see who is in the potty more. ;)

I had to share the very exciting news that WE ARE GETTING A TJ'S IN NASHVILLE!!! Of course, it is coming about November and we will have to move in August...but hey, it will still be exciting. I can't wait!!

04-03-2008, 05:43 PM
Hi Ladies:
I'm on day 1 Ph 1 Today (I was yesterday too but my gfs bought me chocolate saucy cake) I feel back in control!!!!
I'm really bad at communicating when the chips are down. However the chips are back on the table (and not in my mouth!)
I'm going to make a brand new ticker to reflect the current #s that's going to hurt a bit but I think it will be a good reminder.

04-03-2008, 06:00 PM
Hey Kierie! Glad to have you back!

Jessie, don't you feel like Baby is dancing on your bladder? I remember coming out of the bathroom, just to turn right around and go back in sometimes!


04-03-2008, 10:04 PM
It is so strange being in this workshop all day and trying to keep up with work emails before and after work. We have a command center that I planned to work on Monday and Tuesday but now they want me to work Sunday too since the lady who was supposed to work had her father die last night and has to fly to the UK. I don't mind doing it but I really need to take Brian to Sunday school and pick him up as well as drop him off with his dad during that time. I did tell my team lead so I'll see what he says.

I got home in time to mow the grass quickly before the rain got here. I feel good about that.