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08-06-2008, 07:14 AM
Ok, it's 5 am here..where is everyone??? I'm not usually first here!

Yesterday was a brutal day of faculty meetings and my tummy was not happy with the schedule. I brought an apple for a snack and didn't get the chance to eat it. Then lunch was supposed to be an hour "on our own". So I decided not to bring anything because we would be going out to a restaurant and I could get something "good". It ended up being a half an hour for lunch, so I did the drive through at Burger King and ended up with a grilled chicken salad that mostly ended up in the garbage. yuk!!!!

Today will be a reading workshop at another school with "lunch on our own", so at least I'm bringing some good snacks in case I get stuck again. Kinda sucks.

At least I can bring a good lunch of leftovers tomorrow when I'm back at my own school.

Have a great day, everyone!

08-06-2008, 07:16 AM
Good Morning Chicks... Here's coffee for ya'll.

I'm up and ready to go back to bed! I've gotten used to sleeping in an extra hour. Alas, this morning I have yet another interview so I'm up researching the company. What you all have planned?

08-06-2008, 07:17 AM
Hi Femme... we were simuposting

08-06-2008, 07:23 AM
Good morning, Cat, and thanks for starting us up. I was in earlier but got distracted. Yesterday's lunch sounds yicky. Isn't it amazing how much we appreciate good food on this plan?

Rainy morning so the dogs are sleeping after breakfast. Hershey still is losing fur despite three weeks of thyroid treatment so we are going to the vet this a.m. for full bloodwork tests. She is such a good dog there - even holds up her paw for the syringe. She has two raw spots on her elbows that will need treatment and may end up in one of those Mother Superior collars which will not please her!

Wishing you a not too wacky Wednesday! :lol:

08-06-2008, 07:24 AM
Good morning!!!

Cat...I was thinking the same thing...."I can't be here my clock wrong?!" ha...sorry yesterday was so brutal...hopefully today will be better!! Were you able to get any sleep with the puppies!?

Loriann...good luck with the job interview!!!

Hey Ruth...we were thinking alike! haha....good luck with Hersh...good that she's such a saint at the vet's!!! Mine are getting MUCH better!! ha

As for me...had a really good day at work yesterday..nothing special..just had a really good feeling to it...hopefully that will carryover to today!! Just got finished with the elliptical and my legs are a good way!!

Have a good one girls!

08-06-2008, 07:25 AM
Hi Loriann. I guess we all are on the same posting wavelength this morning. :) All the best for your interview and be sure to pop back in to tell us how it went! :lucky:

And there's Manyleigh - making me feel guilty for not exercising. (I must get back to the gym one of these days.) Hope your yesterday good feeling lasts well into today.

Belle Mer
08-06-2008, 07:30 AM
Good Morning,

Femme Creole, don't you just hate those days that throw you off? I hope today is better for you.

Loriann, good luck with your interview

Ruth, those rainy mornings make me want to sleep in! I hope Hershey does better. I got my puppy a soft vinyl e-collar online from It's just like an e-collar, but soft, so they don't bump into things.

As for me, today is a birthday lunch for a friend, and I'll have a salad. Hopefully after that I can get some writing in. Then dinner out with friends. Going out to dinner is never easy! Tonight it's Middle Eastern food so there are some good choices.

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

08-06-2008, 07:39 AM
:coffee2: Thank goodness for coffee.

Good morning! I wish I could sleep better at night. And with Carley here, I sleep even lighter because I'm listening for her. She's a good sleeper, though, but I'm always afraid she'll wake up and be disoriented as to where she is.
Caitlyn spent most of the day with us, but took the train back home so she could get some things done at home. Rather than getting a summer job, she's been taking care of Carley and getting paid for that. So she's happy to have a few days completely by herself. :)
I hope the girls all get along better today, I felt like a referee yesterday. Carley and Maggie play together well, but don't want to include Audrey, and she feels ignored and hurt. I think maybe I'll see if I can arrange for one of her friends to come over today for a playdate, that will cheer her up.
Well, I'd better put on a pot of oatmeal for when Carley wakes up, and I want to get a pork loin started in the crockpot for supper.

Cat, I guess it will take a few days for you to get your class all organized and on a regular schedule. I know what you mean about those awful fast food salads, blech!

Loriann, good luck with the interview today!


We have a flurry of simul-posting going on this morning! :)

Good morning to you, Ruth, Bel Mer, and Mandyleigh!

08-06-2008, 08:06 AM
7 posts before 7 AM! Oh my :coffee2: It's a drippy, dark morning here so maybe it seems earlier than it is.

I'm off for another assessment. Yesterday's came to an abrupt halt and I suspect today's will too. If a program is not in licensing compliance in any way we are supposed to stop the assessment and come back later and start over. I suspect that what we observed will be center wide issue and not an isolated classroom, but we will see. Need to prepare for a long morning, just in case.

Can't remember if I mentioned that my vacation was approved :jig: I just badly need two weeks off and hope it improves my energy and attitude. Next week I'll spend a few days with my parents in the land that the internet forgot. Then home for a few days and off to Maine camping. Should be a fun stretch.

Cat - Wow, what a way to start a new job. Hope it goes better today!

LoriAnn - Have a good interview! I keep meaning to ask before next week - you aren't anywhere near Route 20 are you? It's a long dull stretch and I can never find anyplace I really want to stop so just drive through.

Ruth - Poor Hershey - hope the vet gets her on the right track asap!

MandyLeigh & Belle - :wave:

Cottage - Hope all goes well today. What is it about girls that age and exclusion? I've even seen it in 4 year olds. Drives me crazy!

Have a good day everyone

08-06-2008, 08:11 AM
Cyndi, I live on route 5 & 20. So YES!!!!!! When you coming through? If I'm home (Ie.If th ey don't hire me) next week we'll have to visit!

08-06-2008, 08:31 AM
Ruth...go to the feed store and get some NU-Stock for Hershey's elbows.
The stuff is a miracle cure for any type of "skin thing". If it worked on Stitch, it will work on anyone! It smells awful, but works. They don't bite or scratch the area and the hair grows back pretty quickly. We spent over 2 thousand dollars at the vet before we discovered this stuff for 12.95!

08-06-2008, 08:38 AM
Good morning chicks! Y'all are up and at 'em awfully early!!

Cyndi - I'm jealous of the two weeks....can I go with? Camping in Maine sounds Splendid.....

Cat- don't you hate adjusting the schedule? Better luck today!

Belle - ohhh...your dinner sounds good.....

Ruth - Give that Hershey a kiss for me...I wish there were more like her!!

Mandy - hope today is as good as yesterday!

Cottage - may you not be a referee today!

Lori - good luck with the interview!

Me - Another routine shorter day of work. Then hopefully off for a jog (is it too soon two days after donating blood?! Can I make it a long distance? We shall see!!). Hubbie gets his night out tonight...hope the kids are good!!

Also....a girl at work started SB Sunday. She's been working out nearly every morning before work for months, and hasn't lost the weight. So, she saw me losing weight, and my colleague as well (he's lost 39 lbs already!!!). Her lunch yesterday: iceberg lettuce salad, with maybe one slice of ham chopped up, and a sprinkle of cheese. Snack: SF pudding. She did go and grab a boiled egg b/c she was still hungry. I keep telling her she's not eating enough, needs more beans and veggies, but....alas....she's not listening. I foresee her being one that falls off, because she's in it for fast weight loss of Phase I, rather than a lifestyle change. sigh. We'll see....

Hope you all have a great day!!

I realized yesterday was my "3 month anniversary" of starting SBD....18 lbs in 3 months....and down almost 4" in the waist!! Thanks ladies!! (we won't talk about how much smaller the boobs are, too....)

08-06-2008, 08:41 AM
Thanks, Cat. I'll check it out at our local feed store. I get liquid glucosamine there but never thought of skin stuff.

Cyndi, anytime you and Julie want to come and camp up here, we'd love to have you. It's pretty gorgeous!

That applies to every Beachie, of course.

A whole lot of simulposting going on!

TwynnB, sounds like your analysis is right. I bet she hasn't read the book. She sure isn't doing South Beach. I wish to heck they hadn't put that 8-13 pound weightloss thing on it! When people fail, they tend to diss the plan.

08-06-2008, 09:44 AM
Hope things go better today Cat. I know you'll be glad to get settled into a routine.
ruth, be careful what you offer, we may just take you up on it one day.
Twynn, good thing you are around to be a SB mentor. I too wish they wouldn't advertise the amazing Ph1 weightloss, it gives people the wrong idea. I get frustrated when people say they have tried SBD and it didn't work for them, when in reality, they didn't really do it right.
Cyndi, hope things go more smoothly today!
cottage, I learned with my girls that three girls together never works. 2 or 4 is fine, but with three there is always an odd girl out and hurt feelings!
Good luck with your eating out today Belle Mer.
Loriann, thanks for the coffee and good luck with the interview today!
mandyleigh, I love those good work days! Hopefully they balance out the bad ones...

You know, I spend an hour online playing every morning before I get to work. Between checking my personal email and facebook and the two places on 3fc that I always post, I feel a little guilty about this. :(

I spent a little me time last night, covered my gray (way overdue), and did a home mani/pedi. I feel younger and spiffy today! A little sick to my stomach too, because my brief is on Friday and it's so important that it go well. At least I will look respectable!

DD1 has a job interview today. I really hope she gets it - more hours and $$, which she can really use. More like a real job than the 25 hrs/week retail she's doing now.

Have a good day chicks!

08-06-2008, 09:57 AM
Morning gals,

wow Cat you were up early... my alarm went off at 5 i did not move for more than an hour.. ugh..

busy day at work...

doing well on the bike.
scale is creeping down...

getting VERY excited about next friday going to SHREWSBERRY MARKET and then GREEN DRAGON market..

gonna meet up with Schmoodle and Cottage...

bagel is still sick but recovering....

oh well.... love you all!

08-06-2008, 10:10 AM
Wow you all were early this morning. I've had 2 late days at work this week with closings and really hope this day goes by fast. Last nights closing was brutal and took almost 2 hours. I just wanted to jerk the papers out of the closers hands and do it myself!

Cat hoping you have a smoother day today.

Loriann Good luck with the interview!

Ruth I think I vaccumed up an entire new dog lastnight. Suddenly my two males have taking to, how shall we say nicely, take pleasure in each other. I think I am going to hang them both!

Mandy sending good work vibes your way.

Belle :dust: to you for your 2 meals out today.

Cottage wishing you a peacful day.

Cyndi Hope all goes well at work today. :carrot: for the vacation time!

Twynn sometimes just setting the example is enough to give them the extra push they need, hope your co-worker takes some hints from you for a sucessful try at SB.

Schmoodle You'll find that wii fit, check smaller wal-marts if you have any near, that is where I ended up finding mine, people tend to forget to look there.

Nessa We love you too!

Alright much like schmoodle I take time at work to ease into my day by coming here and now my time is done! Have a great day ladies!

08-06-2008, 10:12 AM
Happy Hump Day!!! I can see the weekend coming.

Started a new Billy Blanks tea bo video yesturday it's 53 minutes of butt kicking and boy did I work up a sweat and I LOVED it. I will definetly do it again

Hope you chicks have a great day

08-06-2008, 10:27 AM
I woke up at my usually time, went to the restroom and promptly went back to sleep. i cannot wait for my vacation to start. Needless to say, I'm now running a bit late and only have time for a quick check in.
Things are going well over all, gonna get some laundry done tonight and if I get off work I should...I will force myself to at least walk a mile with WATP.
Loriann - Good luck with your interview! I'm sure it will go great!

Have a good hump day, ladies!

08-06-2008, 11:47 AM
morning, girls!

sorry for the lack of personals lately....know that I read them all and wish you all happy days :)

Today, the family is headed to the beach with Grandma. DS has never been in a lake before, so he should have a good time. Afterwards, we're grilling ribs and getting some clothes washed for our little mini-vacation in a vacation (we're going up to Lake Superior and along the North Shore)

Before the beach, DH and I are going to take a walk to a nearby coffee shop and then to a used bookstore.


Fat Melanie
08-06-2008, 01:51 PM
Hi you guys,

hope everyone is doing well. I had a lot of fun at Grandma's yesterday, she kept remarking on how inquisitve my son is and how smart she thinks he is (she's biased, but, it's true! hehe)

some of you may remember my concerns about going to Grandma's house yesterday, because she likes to make subtle comments about people's weight... well yesterday she was actually complimenting me instead, told me I was looking good and then told me mom shouldn't lump me in with her because mom is bigger than me! *callous, cold snigger* (I will rejoice in this privately, I will not tell my mom this, don't wanna hurt her feelings. But I will take some pleasure in it because she likes to mention how skinny my sister is and we are the big ones. I'd probably be skinny too if I had a White Girl & pill habit and an aversion to food)

Also Grandma asked me what size pants I was wearing and when I refused to tell her out of embarrassment, she did a guestimate and the guestimate was smaller than what I'm actually wearing. Yay!

The only bad part was when she caught me at a vulnerable moment and wouldn't take no for an answer about serving us dinner, (we had come right after they had eaten which I thought would PREVENT Grandma from feeding me, because that's what she likes to do, but no, Grandma would not be deterred). We had a plate of rigatoni and italian sweet sausage and spaghetti sauce, and sigh, asiago bread. With butter. All very delicious. Which is bad for me because I'm craving that bread right now and none of that food was SBD compliant.

08-06-2008, 05:57 PM
HI ALL. OK, the interview I believe went well. He wants to interview 3 to 4 people before making a decision. But before the interview they gave me a math test. I felt like i was in third grade with addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. I asked my score she said "you are the only person to ever get 100! (WHAT? this test and only one perfect score? WOW!) thats not to be boastful, but rather unbelief... it was basic simple math! Anyway, I'm hoping to hear back from them with an offer. I really liked all the people, even the owner, the boss! And it's a management position with three employees answering to me!

So I have a friend that works across the street from this company so called him about lunch. he said it was too early (11). so I asked where to take the car in for inspection and oil change. I went and came out 5 hours later and $500 poorer. It needed two new tires, front end alignment, and brakes! OUCH!!!! I'm a bit saddened because there goes the couch I was gonna pick up! I'm still giving my couch to my friend but keeping the love seat. I have two chairs I can put out in the living room with the love seat. She needs the couch (six kids two adults and company 24/7). Her blue one is very uncomfortable! Mine is... sit in it and fall asleep comfortable! You "sink" into it! Should I ever get a different couch she'll be given the love seat as well.

Anyway, you all asked me to keep you abreast of the interview! Please pray... I really would love this position!

08-06-2008, 06:02 PM
Hi girls. It's finally over. This morning was pretty rough, and I'm 100% wiped out. Didn't sleep last night, had prayers at the funeral home early this morning, then mass, then the service at the cemetary.

After that we all ate lunch together, about 50 of us, and I came home, changed, and went to Grandma's to help go through some stuff. Looks like I'm getting her gold wiener dog pin, a dvd, her couch, and her car. Total blessings, as the couch I have is the one my grandparents bought in 1969, gave to my parents when they got a house, and my parents gave me when I moved out. Plus, my 91 Corolla is not much more than scrap metal, so getting her car is a true blessing as well.

I'm so tired I can't even think straight. I peeled the label off of my beer at lunch (it said "peel here") and I won a t-shirt. Hot diggity daffodil. Gonna go claim my prize online and try to stay awake until bed time.

Thanks again for all the prayers and happy thoughts. Love you girls.


08-06-2008, 07:02 PM
((((((weezle)))))) I know this is a difficult time for you. If you need to talk I am great listener! :)

08-06-2008, 07:32 PM
Thanks Lori, and prayers about the job prospect! I'm sure you aced the interview, and honestly, why wouldn't they hire the only person smart enough to get 100% on the math?

I once impressed the staff of a job placement company by setting the record for typing - 102 wpm with 2 errors (that I'd corrected but they counted them anyway.) Instead of wanting to place me someplace else, they started interviewing me to work for them! I ended up turning the job down because my current boss is just way too cool, but hey. I know the feeling of disbelief.

So I'm sure they'll hire you! Many prayers your way!

08-06-2008, 10:22 PM
Good evening Chicks :wave:

So my day was productive. The morning was exhausting but kind of fun and the rest of the day was in high gear vacation prep. I have one of those jobs that just piles up when I'm on vacation, so the more I can get done ahead the easier it will be when I get back. Still it will be so worth it to have two full weeks away!

Loriann - Of course I forgot how far Route 20 goes. Looks like you're about an hour+ further West than I'm going. I do know the area well though. I went to SU long, long ago. I'm stopping at 12 in the land the internet forgot. I will probably be closer around the holidays. I often pick my daughter up in either Caz or Fayetteville from her grandmother's.

Twynn - Congrats on the three month loss! Yeah, the B word is a forbidden topic around here too.

Ruth - :) It's nice to know we have a place to visit in Canada. I've certainly threatened to move there often enough in recent years ;)

Schmoodle - I'm the same way in the morning - gotta have my internet. We were so pathetic when our internet went down - couldn't figure out what to do with ourselves. The campground we're going to has wireless. It's amazing how many do now!

Nessa - Glad to hear Bagel is improving.

Pacer - Hope today was an easier, and shorter, day

Gonna - A new video to add to my list! I'm off to check Netflix after this

Heather - how many days until your vacation?

Zeffryn - Sounds like you're having a nice visit :) I looooove used bookstores. I've turned a 4 hour drive into 7 by stopping at every used bookstore along the way. I'm not quite as bad now (ran out of bookshelves!)

Melanie - Sounds like that affirmation is just what you need to get back on track. It's nice to have those little reminders along the way.

Loriann (again!) - :crossed: Thinking of you and hoping this one is the right one!

Weezle- Hope you have some well deserved down time planned. Take good care of you.

Okay, that's it Chicks. I'm off to read Beck and maybe even another book since it's actually a reasonable hour!! Have a good night