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06-09-2008, 07:10 AM
"Monday, Monday, so good to me" Now I have an ear worm for the day.

I'm dragging a bit this morning. I think I'm overtired after a hectic weekend. This week is another over-booked one but I am going to shift around some appointments to make it more manageable. I have to keep reminding myself that I'm retired.

It really poured again last night and is still raining lightly so there will be no gardening today. My begonia planter on the back deck is full of water. I guess the drainhole was never opened when Donny filled it with earth for me. I'll have to take it apart and do it over, a muddy job! However, it looks like today will be an indoor day so I'll settle in for sewing and dog adoration.

Disney went to Church yesterday, behaved beautifully and charmed everyone. She's still a keeper. The dog testing went well yesterday - there were only four to test. We had pre-screened so it went well and all passed. Now I have 16 monitored visits to do over the next six weeks!

Hmmm....another coffee needed and then I may just curl up with a book for a bit.

I wish you a peaceful Monday whatever you do.

06-09-2008, 07:29 AM
:coffee: Monday already. I had a pretty full weekend, too, with a houseful both days. That's one of the disadvantages of having a pool, but it was fun to watch the grandkids having a blast, and the water felt so good in this brutal heat.

Audrey has an interview at the new school she's starting in Sept., so both girls are skipping school today, and after Audrey gets back we're going to spend the day here at my house enjoying the pool. Tomorrow's the last day of school, and they both have class parties all day. Then the long summer begins, which means my days will be much longer, too. Oh, well.

I'm skipping Curves this morning, my tummy is a little "off" after eating some major food porn yesterday. That's the price we pay, I was up most of the night with indigestion. Ugh.

Stay cool today! You're all invited over, but bring your own towels! ;)

06-09-2008, 07:58 AM

ruth-hope u have a relaxing day..will send some rays ur way

cottage- oooooo, pool envy!!!!will stop by after i've stocked my pantry w/p1 friendlies

me-life has been craazee these past weeks but summer break is just around the corner- so my teaching duties will come to an end then and my studies will take a break after i take my finals in july. hurrah! wishing everyone a happy monday and plenty of sunshine

06-09-2008, 08:10 AM
Good Morning ladies!!

Ruth....enjoy the rain...we can't beg for a drop down here!! Send half of yours our way and I'll send you half of the sunshine here! porn....that makes me laugh everytime i read it! I'll bring a towel and a few extras!! haha

janda....sounds like summer break can't come quick enough for you!!

The weekend always zooms by so quickly and seems to be so weekend I'm going on protest and having one whole day to myself!! Although with it being father's day, that may be difficult...we'll see. I've been reading about the salmonella outbreaks in certain states caused by tomatos (it was only one certain variety, but can't remember which). I'm still waiting to see if Alaska is added to that list because I do believe that's what got me...everything says it lasts btw 5-7 days and that's about right for what I had.

Anyhoo...Today is my first day back on Phase 1....I've been prety well sticking to PH2 since I got home and got sick...except for this weekend....major food porn (as cottage put it) so now I"m back in PH1 for the whole 2 weeks and onward from there....I'm so excited about it as well!! I was actually able to put on a shirt that I bought about a month ago, and it was actually baggy....WOOHOO!!!

Happy Monday everybody!

06-09-2008, 08:13 AM
Happy Monday ladies. We awoke at 6AM to a test of the emergency notification system here in town. Not a fun way to start the week. I plan to call and complain as soon as I've had my coffee and feel like I can be civil. It was a fun weekend and I'm sorry it's over. Today they are predicting over 100 degrees, so I am predicting we'll hit the pool as soon as the kids get home from school. Hope you all stay comfortable and cool!

06-09-2008, 08:35 AM
Good morning ladies! Well, we had pretty strong storms last night and even lost power for about 3 hours! I am off today -- yay! So, I plan to take the girls for their portraits! Honestly, I am kind of dreading it as it is a big job, but my mom said she'd come to help, so that's good. And I know I'll be so happy once they are done -- I have matching dresses from Gymboree!

Otherwise, just having turkey chili for dinner that I made yesterday -- I hope its good.

Hope everyone has a great day!

06-09-2008, 08:53 AM

I'm running late this morning. I just did not want to get up. I had my official weigh in on Sunday morning. I'm down 6 pounds. Yay!! I had wished for more, but considering my slip ups, I will take it and run. I am wearing a shirt that was stressing the buttons in March, so I'm content.

I have also been reminding myself, that I haven't been craving the "real" cokes and junk as much and the drive thrus miss me. So, I think I accomplished something.

Gotta get to work!

06-09-2008, 09:45 AM
Another quick fly by for me. What a weekend! Saturday we had major flooding in our part of Indiana. We were in indianapolis at the time and all major routes home were closed. Broke down and stopped to check in at a hotel only to have a group of guys walk in behind us that had just come in from our neck of the woods. They informed us of the only route open home, so we ventured out and made it home just before dark.

As luck would have it we sit high enough that we are ok. Can't say that for many others though including some that I work with. Expecting more storms today which isn't going to help.

Time to fly, I am sure I am going to hear from many past and current customers today with flooding issues.

Have a great day chicks!

06-09-2008, 10:00 AM
bri is home with a gall bladder attack

i'm home getting the house locks rekeyed after the van and key theft on saturday...

here's a shot of me on saturday:

the event went well till we got home and found out someone girl child knows took brian's keys off the rack and took the van.

we got the van back yesterday morning but we need to have all the locks rekeyed as the keys are still missing...

i'm having the house redone this morning. ugh.

yesterday's party was AWESOME. it was from 1-5 at SEVEN PM I threw the kids out.... promised them we would do it again in August...

food was spot on saturday NO CHEATS
yesterday was shaky but the scale was kind this morning 217!

off I go

oh here's a parting shot of the birthday girl:

not a great shot but her face is priceless:

06-09-2008, 10:03 AM
Morning chicks. I'm still a bit uder the weather after a weekend of bed & couch duty.

Hope you chicks have a great day!

06-09-2008, 10:06 AM
Nessa, you look gorgeous and DD is so cute! Love your dress.
What a pain about the locks...

Stephanie, glad you are high and relatively dry!

06-09-2008, 10:22 AM
Morning Ladies....Happy Monday!

Quick post today as I have a lot of duties to get to before I head to work this morning. Had a FANTASTIC weekend with my family at the Balloon and Wine Festival out here. Camping was great, the festival was lots of fun, and there was way too much food porn!!! Consequently I gained....but that was expected. I had planned to be on Phase one this week knowing we would be gone for the weekend. So back to meats and veggies....shouldn't be too bad, I just need to get to the store to be totally prepared. Glad to hear that everyone is safe and well. Have a fantastic day!

little chick
06-09-2008, 10:47 AM
Morning chicks. A quickie this morning. I am super cranky. I have quit smoking and today is day one. I have been taking Zyban for two weeks, and have cut down alot. But I refuse to gain any weight. So I am chugging water like crazy But I am so cranky it is not funny. Which is odd cause the last two weeks I have hardly wanted to smoke. Oh well gotta to dash and go doing something to take my mind off it. Check in later.

06-09-2008, 10:51 AM
Morning chicks. A quickie this morning. I am super cranky. I have quit smoking and today is day one. I have been taking Zyban for two weeks, and have cut down alot. But I refuse to gain any weight. So I am chugging water like crazy But I am so cranky it is not funny. Which is odd cause the last two weeks I have hardly wanted to smoke. Oh well gotta to dash and go doing something to take my mind off it. Check in later.

good luck with the quitting smoking. My DH quit a few months back!

06-09-2008, 11:07 AM
Good morning Chickies, super busy morning but just wanted to say Hi! Yesterday stayed on Phase 1 with no slips and I am feeling good today.

Have a great day

little chick
06-09-2008, 11:39 AM
Thanks Nessa, I usually don't say anything about being a smoker but I figured I need to be accountable for my quitting and my eating.

06-09-2008, 11:52 AM
Goooooooood mornig chicks. already have my workout for today 6 am to 7 .30 am . feeling beter

06-09-2008, 12:12 PM
Nessa, you look great!

So after a month of maintaining at 220, the scale is moving like a maniac. Gotta keep up the good work and be stricter with the diet. The past few weeks have been really tough, with meetings and flights everywhere. I've basically been off plan for 2 weeks, but making better choices where possible.

Hence why I didn't see the scale move for a month.

I had a weird shopping moment yesterday: The size 14 pants fit well, and the size 16 pants were too tight. Ah well.

06-09-2008, 12:16 PM
Morning chicks!

Chilling on the couch amongst a bunch of new birthday presents. I cannot believe my little one is 3 today! The party was a hit yesterday, although everyone around here is a bit sunburnt. The party felt choatic, but the kids had a blast. I will post a few pics when I get a chance.

I am starting Phase 1 today, although we are pretty broke until Friday. It won't be the most well rounded Phase 1 ever, but I plan to make it work. :)

LC Good luck with quitting smoking. My DH smokes sporadically- I wish he would just quit!!

I am considering this my first day of summer vacay- we have done nothing but run around like crazy since last Friday. Next week is VBS at church, which will be a bit hectic, so I am going to enjoy this low key week. I am going to see if 25 bucks in my gas tank can last me until Friday.

Okay, back to getting this house under control!

06-09-2008, 02:00 PM
Hello everyone. I haven't been on 3fc since 5-22 as we were moving to our new house. I thought I'd come back to hours of catching up on posts, but I was quite surprised to see only 1 page of posts unread. I guess the system crash wiped out a bunch of posts.
We managed to do fair at staying on phase 2 during the chaos of packing & moving. I am still unpacking boxes, hanging more drapes, re-arranging cupboards & putting together shelves etc.
I'm off to continue reading posts.
Have a beachy day everyone...easy to do here with our 90-100 degree temps with loads of humidity.
Stay cool,

06-09-2008, 04:47 PM
Hey gals,
I've been on phase 1 for a little over a week and am down 5 pounds. Last night and all day today I've been craving cake like crazy. Other than this cravings have been pretty tame lately...I think it's because I'm due for my period and am a little hormonal.

I've been out searching for a job (college student) and am doing my best to act confident and put myself out there. I really hate going into places and doing this, but hopefully it will be over soon. I've also been battleing a crazy heat wave in an apt with no AC. Trying to stay positive and not give in to cravings. Hopefully finding a job in an AC environment will solve my problem.

06-09-2008, 06:32 PM
LC, huge hugs and prayers your way! Quitting is SO HARD, but just spend all the extra time you have focused on your eating habits. I actually lost 20 lbs when I quit smoking (with the help of my SBD/WW Combo,) but I made sure to get the right foods, right amount of veggies, right amount of water, etc. My body also transformed, which sounds funny but it's true. I look a lot better at 125 as a non-smoker than I did as a smoker. My gut isn't as big. Why? I have no idea.

My Tommy is on day 7 smoke-free and is still a little cranky, even on the patch. He has good days and bad days, as did I when I quit. Sorry you're so cranky. :( After about Day 3 or 4, you'll start to feel better. Reward yourself for not smoking! (Just don't do it with food.) We're going to buy a big-screen TV in a few months with all the extra money we'll have from not buying smokes.

And things smell and taste so good! And eventually smoke will stink to you. I remember when I first quit, when I smelled smoke I was like SNIIIIFFFFFFFF ahhhhhhhhhh, but now I can smell a smoker a mile away and it's not as pleasant as I remember it smelling.

BIG HUGS! And keep sticking with it! I cried non-stop for the whole first week I quit, but it was worth it. Just remember it does get better, you'll be so much healthier, and have more money! :D

06-09-2008, 07:40 PM
Wow it is afternoon already. Just jumping on to check in and say hi. The kids are busy at the pool and then we come home and they eat and I do some house chores then we go back for some free swim. I wore out the youngest as she is napping in the living room with 5 other kids running around and the tv on. I hope everyone is careful with whatever weather they are having..Stay cool, stay dry, and here in the southwest I am glad it is finally warming up even though it is suppose to be 107* tomorrow it is June and it is just getting here. Last week we had 2 days just in the 90's (made the pool realllllly and the kids are wimps). Smoodle thanks for the info on the dvd. I think I will get one of the newer ones and maybe a 5 mile one and work up to it. well gotta go the kids are needing to get home and then dinner to be made and an other early bed so I can get up and walk in the a.m. before swim team.

Everyone have a nice evening and a safe one,