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08-12-2008, 06:52 AM
:cofdate: Good morning! Brrrrr! Where did summer go, it's 58* here!!!!!! I can't really say I'm minding it too much, though. ;)

Not a whole lot to report from here. Yesterday was a slow day, although we never did make it to the library. We've been trying to teach Audrey how to ride her bike without training wheels, so maybe we'll go to the park where there's a nice riding trail for her to practice, then hit the library after.

Loriann, I'm sorry that job didn't work out, but the whole thing sounded suspicious. There's something better waiting for you out there, and you'll be glad you waited for it. :hug:

Weezle, how are you this morning? Did you manage to fight off the munchies last night?

Ruth, I'm sending good vibes Hershey's way!

08-12-2008, 07:39 AM
Thanks for the good vibes, Cottage. Hersh is still pretty cheery although she did wonder at me this morning as I followed her around with an old tinfoil plate to get a pee sample. Last night I made her a bit of a coat which she seemed to appreciate. It's chilly when you have 1/3 " of fur after being so cozy in a fur coat!

I have to take the sample to the vet this morning and will probably carry on to town - just another 15 minutes. I have a book to pick up, some spices to buy and just may pick up more el-cheapo blueberries at 3 pints for $5. They are from BC, not NJ - the season is finally moving north and it's time to fill the freezer stash. Some sliced peaches are going into the dehydrator too.

May your Tuesday be peaceful and productive without any hassles!

08-12-2008, 07:47 AM
Good Morning Cottage and ruth. And all that come hereafter!

Ah the days of training on bikes. My son wouldn't even try when I tried helping him. One day he just sat on the bike (I had taken the training wheels off) and walked the biked (butt on seat, feet on either side)... down the street, and asked "what would happen if I peddled" and off he went! KIDS! He's been here all weekend, and told me yesterday he's coming back today! WAIT! I thought you moved out!? Alas I'm grateful for the company!

Poor Hershy I know I prefer to go potty in private!

OK, the scale scaring me! Yesterday morning was down to 186. Throughout the day, last night went down to 184. This morning..... I swear, read 176! I did change sig to 178. If it goes up today, I'll change it back! But down to 176, i haven't seen those numbers in DECADES! I've hit 178 and it bounces like a ball hitting a floor, back up into the 180 were my body has gotten comfortable!

08-12-2008, 08:28 AM
Good morning chicks!

Ruth - you'll have to let me know what they find with Hershey...good luck!

LoriAnn - WoooOOOoooo!!!!! Sorry (but not) about the job. It did sound a bit weird...glad you got out before you got in.

Cottage- I LOVE mornings like this!! Ahhhhh.....fall is coming!! (but I'm really quite nervous how my work-outs will go when it gets cooler!!)

Me - Normal day for me. Making "squash sausage casserole" from my neighbors...I'll have to let you know if it's good (they does have a touch of flour, but very small amount....can you use whole wheat flour as a thickener the same way?).

I have a renter for my home!! OH MY GOSH!! Our house has been on the market 25 mos, empty for 17 mos. Goodness gracious. They're going to rent til next summer, and possibly buy. Keep your fingers crossed!

Have a great day!

08-12-2008, 08:33 AM
Good morning all! Looks like a rainy day in the making for here, which I always like. I have a few appointments and lots of down time in the afternoon. I plan on working on getting some picture albumns in order. My daughter had a great first day at school yesterday and she didn't even need me to go to the bus stop today with her. She was content with just daddy which was good, but a moment in realizing she is growing up. :*)

Belle Mer
08-12-2008, 08:59 AM
Good Morning! Seems like it will rain today here in the south, which is okay with me. I'm heading over to Whole Foods this morning to pick up a few things. I don't know if you've heard, but they've recalled some ground beef. I didn't buy the recalled beef, but I do have some ground bison in the freezer and I'll check with them about it.

After that, I plan to dig into my book, and also do a manuscript critique for a 15 year old girl who has already written a book!

Well, I've been in "bad carb ****" over the past week. Too many dinners out, and more often than not, I ate the (white) bread. On Friday, I was "talked into" eating dessert to celebrate a friend's birthday, and yesterday, hubby thought he was being nice by taking me to my favorite French Restaurant for lunch. I'm ashamed to say that I simply checked my willpower at the door and indulged in foods that are not SBD friendly.

Of course I feel horrible physically, and I'm a bit "beaten down" mentally.

But today is a new day!

Cottage, have fun with your bicycle training. Sounds like fun!

Ruth, I hope Hershey does well. I'm a real dog person and I'm sure you love Hershey just like I love my fur baby.

Loriann, wonderful news about the scale!!

AutumnRose, have fun doing your picture albums!

Everyone else, have a great day!!

08-12-2008, 09:01 AM
AutumnRose, I'm happy for you that your DD is enjoying school, but it is an eye-opening experience when you realize that they are ready for a bit of independence on their own. I can remember spending the first days of school in tears when mine were little. Now I'm having trouble thinking about my granddaughter and my niece going off to college in a few weeks! :cry:

Twynne, Congratulations on finally getting a renter for your house! I know that's a huge relief for you! And, yes, you can use ww flour in the same way you used white flour. But another suggestion would be to use arrowroot as a thickener. It's SBD friendly in all phases, too.

Ruth, I'm jealous of your blueberries! The best price I can find for them right now is $3 a pint. :(

Loriann, Congratulations on getting into the 70s!!!!!!

Bel Mer, I hope you wiped your slate clean and are off to a good start today!

08-12-2008, 09:15 AM
OK, I'm over in the PCOS forum of 3fatchicks... and reading about my symptoms I'm getting excited. Everytime I start p2 I GAIN... I talked with Cyndi about how she lost so quickly, and she mentioned she stayed 1.5 (this was about a week ago)... so I had decided I was going to do the same, 1.5 phase, using whole wheat flour based items at an extreme minimum...

Well, reading about PCOS and it's insulin problems... I'm getting psyched! I've mentioned a few times here that knowledge is power, as we all know when chosing our foods! But understanding that I have PCOS, knowing what it is, and how those nasty carbs are making it IMPOSSIBLE to lose weight, I'm excited to see the connection and why for me my new plan will work!!!!!!!

Thanks Cottage!!!

YEAH TWYNN!!!! That has to be such a relief to know you have a renter for about a year!!! And perhaps even a buyer!

Yes, autumn, don't blink, before you know it she'll be moving out, going to college or getting married!

08-12-2008, 09:41 AM
Cottage, well I had a few more cheese cubes, 4 almonds, and a mug of veggie broth, and that finally did it for me. I don't know what the heck my deal was. Not immediately hungry this morning.... gonna go fix some breakfast and see how I do today. Thanks for the help and support!

Little Guy isn't up yet. ????? He seemed really tired last night, kinda cranky and usually he's a very happy child. Must've had a long day at school yesterday. I have to work today, inventory tomorrow, Regional Softball Picnic Thursday, work Friday, and then I'm done for the week.

Oop.... may be time for a "celebration." WAHOO! Gotta go! Have a good day girlies!


08-12-2008, 09:49 AM
so nice and cool with the AC off!

at work
not feeling 100% head is achy..

08-12-2008, 09:50 AM
Hiya Chicks! Hope this morning is finding you all well.

Went to the movie lastnight and it was a good movie glad I went to see it.

Cottage I sure wish you could send some of that weather down here it is just sooo humid/hot

Ruth hope you and Hershey have a great Tuesday as well

Loriann good luck with that scale may the lower # be the #

Twynn thats great news about the house

Autumn glad all is well with your daughter and school

That is correct Belle today is a new day so start fresh and move on

Hi lisa hope all is well

This evening I am going to buy a softball glove as dh has asked me to play on his Sunday team since one of his girls is headed back to college so I figured sure just one more way to get in some exercise.

08-12-2008, 10:02 AM
Good morning Chickies

Hope everyone is enjoying their morning, it felt like fall last night and this morning, but I know summer heat is not done yet.

Stayed up too late last night watching the Olympics.

Have a great day

08-12-2008, 10:10 AM
Morning ladies! This weather is great and hopefully will motivate my butt back in gear. The last couple of weeks have just been horrible! DD starts back to school tomorrow and DS goes back to campus Thursday so maybe I can get myself back on "MY" schedule and "MY" eating plan! My body just feels awful!

Hope everyone has a great day, I will check back later!

08-12-2008, 10:26 AM
I'm dragging my beachtowel back to a far corner! I've been in carboland since Friday when I felt over celebratory in the weezle sense and didn't eat anything except for 4 wasa crackers all day till I got home and Gastronomic hades broke loose!
So DumpTruck thy name was Kierie but now I'm back in control!
Cottage Have fun at the park and library
Ruth Let us know what happens with Hershey!
Lori congrats on the 70s!!
Twin Congrats on the Rentners$$$
Autumn! First day of school AWWW!
Weez you're snacks sound pretty OP :)
Hi Nessa Feel Better!
Gonna that sounds like a lot of fun!

I brought my beck notebook to work today and going to do some supplementary work *cough* make a new card for why I want to lose weight and set some goals again!

08-12-2008, 11:01 AM
Good morning chicks, last night was not good for sleeping around here so I slept in a bit this morning. Now I'm rushing to get caught up on chores and get to work. Have to stop in and say hello though!
I got a nice email from DH yesterday, he sounds well, and says Bob Ballard (the guy that found the Titanic wreck) will be on the ship filming something for the Discovery Channel. I'll let you know if he (DH) manages to get on TV. He wanted to know how SB is coming along and if he can expect any more changes when he gets home. For some reason that kinda makes me want to smack him, no pressure you know. Well I will never get my 21YO body back and he just needs to realize that.
So we will try to get out and do something fun with all the kids later. The cousins are here until tomorrow I think.

Hi Kierie, you will get back on track I'm sure. Hope the Beck is helpful to you!
Congrats on breaking through your weight barrier LoriAnn, I am trying very hard to catch up to you!
Autumn, glad DD is adjusting well.
Steph, I don't want the summer to end, but I admit I am really looking forward to getting everybody back to school, and DD1 starting her full-time job, which means I'll get my house back during the day and can get back into my routine.
Nessa, hope the head feels better soon. Three days until Friday!
Pearl, I did the same but not intentionally. I finally turned on the TV while I was not sleeping and watched the rowing. Even that didn't put me to sleep...
Gonnabe, what movie was that - Traveling pants?
Weezle, glad you got through your tough evening intact.
Belle, the nice thing is you get as many start-oversies as you need!
Congrats on the renters Twynn, and be sure to share the recipe. sounds yummy!
Cottage, great day to be outdoors. Enjoy!
Ruth, how on earth do you convince a dog to pee in a pan?

08-12-2008, 11:23 AM
Pearl - I stayed up until the end to see the men's gymnastic team win the bronze. Brian couldn't keep his eyes open so I convinced him to crash earlier. We even caught a bit of the whitewater this morning while eating breakfast.

He did well with his physical. He's moved from 5% to 15% on height which is good and from 85% to 70% on height. The nurse practitioner feels that as long as he doesn't add much weight, he will grow into his weight as he hits his growth spurt. He had to get two shots but was able to avoid the second chickenpox one as he had chickenpox a couple of years ago (while vaccinated). I've got to take him back on Thursday morning for a fasting cholesterol test. Last year his triglycerides were a bit high. I know he eats healthy at home but the lunches as day care may not be that healthy.

I took my car in for an oil change and checkup today. It went faster and cheaper than expected so I'm happy.

Brian loved the spinach and black bean pasta last night. And with all the veggies in it, it could not be healthier. I added extra veggies and reduce the whole wheat rotini and upped the spice. Yum!

08-12-2008, 11:46 AM
Good morning Ladies! Happy Tuesday!
Cottage - Good luck making it to the park, and even more good luck teaching the little one to ride!!!

Ruth - Sending up a prayer for Hershey. I really hope all is well. Enjoy your time in town today.

Loriann - Great news on those numbers....sounds like the swoosh fairy came your way. Here's to getting it to stick!

Twynnb - Happy news about renters. I hope they work out. What a weight off of your shoulders.

Autumnrose - So glad it went well with your dd yesterday. Here's to a great first year of school!

Belle Mer - Get back on track....lots of veggies, lots of water. Have fun digging back into your book!

Weezle - Getting your life back under control is so necessary right now. I hope you continue to find ways to get back into your routine.

Gonnabe - Have fun with the whole softball thing. Great exercise, and you get to do it with your dh.....sounds like lots of fun. I just hope that he's not too competative.

Nessa - Good morning....hope you're feeling better by now!

Pearlrose - Wasn't Michael Phelps first race excellent! I'm really hoping he's able to pull off 8 golds. That would be amazing!

Stephanie - Ah, the comfort of a routine. Being on vacation for three weeks, not being in a regular routine is one of my worst fears. Good luck getting back into the swing of things.

KO - Good job noticing that things were a little out of control. I hope you find what you need to get back on the wagon.

Schmoodle - That would be so cool if your dh were to be on the Discovery Channel. And regarding the comment dh made, I'm sure he's going to be just so happy to see you, that whatever you do on the program will show.

Barb - Glad to hear things went well with Brian. I hope the fasting test will show good work as well.

Me - So last night dh and I finally bought tickets for our vacation. We're headed out to North Carolina next Friday and will be there for 4 days. We're staying in Raleigh. We don't have friends or family out there, it's simply a vacation to check out the south, since neither of us have been. I'm really looking forward to it, but there is some trepidation. I know the beach will be the last thing on my mind, but I will want to attempt to not go hog wild. Regardless, I know a 2 week Phase 1 stretch will be in my future.
Had a nice time yesterday with the family, didn't find anything at the antique stores, but I didn't mind, it was good just hanging out. Today I'm meeting an old friend from college for lunch. We haven't really talked in years, so it'll be nice to catch up. And then more Olympic action to watch tonight.
Have a good one, ladies!

08-12-2008, 12:04 PM
69 degrees here... i was so chilly last night i had a cup of hot tea!

hi all,

i'm not really losing weight. i think i am eating too many overall calories, not carbs. so, tracking through fit day, getting in all the veggies, and working out consistently is on the agenda this week.

i'm actually not too bummed out about not losing on the scale; my clothes feel better, and I do too. so i just need a little tweaking, i think.

Fat Melanie
08-12-2008, 12:29 PM
Dcapulet you may just be retaining water or have gained muscle mass (gaining muscle mass is always a good thing.)

Hi everyone, back OP with Phase 1 again, looking forward to dinner which will be the Taco Bake, everyone raves about it and I haven't tried it yet. And I like tacos, so, it ought to be good. I plan on topping it with 2% milk cheddar and a bit of reduced fat sour cream and probably some chopped lettuce and tomato. I can't wait.

I'm stressing so much this week. On Friday BF's mother entered in a motion to intervene (between BF and his ex-wife) to gain full custody of their daughter. She got a Legalaid attorney who filed the papers. The Court date will be in superior court september 15th (we didn't understand why at first, but then figured it out: the original judge who gave HBIC [head b*tch in charge] temporary custody has become a superior court judge now, so she wants to make sure she takes it in front of the judge who agrees with her.) In her facts and findings on the filed papers, she states a bunch of BS, such as she's had the daughter for over 3 years and neither parent attempted to take it back to court, they were fine with how things are, and it's in the daughter's best interest to stay where she is well adjusted. (SHE is the one who kept it from going back to court, telling BF's lawyer to not take it back to court for all this time so she's a liar). She also claims that neither parent can financially provide for the daughter (LIES, then why is the other children well taken care of?) And then, she says they don't come to visit her, only sporadically when it's convenient for them... OMG!!! She has been steadily denying them visits especially since the beginning of this year when BF's and my son was born.

It really sucks because they have really NO way of proving those things are lies, except for witnesses, which is merely hearsay. I have heard and seen these things and I know they are lies, but the judge will think I'm just defending my man. And they have absolutely no attorney, ex-wife's lawyer is dropping out because he says there's no way he can defend against her allegations and the judges are angry with him for not giving her notice of hearing the first time around, and he says they will surely lose their daughter for good. The other lawyers around here said they won't touch it because they don't want to end their winning streaks, except for one man who is a friend of the psychologist who will be accompanying us to court, except the man wants a huge straight up fee before he will even touch the case, so bf has no idea how he and his ex wife, mere laypersons, can defend this or even the proper procedure for calling witnesses to the stand and questioning them. God.

Oh, it gets richer, that evil [insert word here] put in the papers that she doesn't want them to have visits unless the court deems it absolutely necessary and if they do deem it absolutely necessary, then she wants it to be supervised. HOW RICH. She wants to cut this child off from her parents and siblings and will likely manage to do it. All in the name of 100% control.

Has anyone ever had to defend themselves pro se before? Any idea on how to do it in such a case? Sorry for rambling on, I'm just so stressed about this. They are going to lose their child thanks to an evil HBIC who deliberately did all of these things so that she could later on claim that stuff as reasons why she should keep the daughter. And my son won't be able to grow up with his sister because she is jealous of anybody who might have a relationship with her granddaughter. She wants her all to herself. I just don't see why so often bad people often win in the end!!

The only thing I have control over right now is what I consume, what I put into my body, and it will only be good, healthy, SBD compliant food.

08-12-2008, 01:03 PM
Oh Melanie! We will be praying for you and bf!

Fat Melanie
08-12-2008, 01:11 PM
KO, thank you so much, I appreciate your kind words. :)

08-12-2008, 01:26 PM
Ouch Melanie...I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. You have control over 1 more thing...positive thinking. We can not change the things we can't control, we can only control our attitudes and how we handle the situation. Try to stay positive.( I know easier said than done) I'm a firm believer in the law of attraction. Sending positive vibes your way! I really hope everything works out for the best!

08-12-2008, 01:33 PM
melanie - you're right, but i figure at some point, the scale will have to go down a little.

also, i really hope that everything works out well for your family. these things can be really hard on everyone... you're in my thoughts.

Fat Melanie
08-12-2008, 01:45 PM
Thanks you guys, I need all the positive vibes I can get! :)

little chick
08-12-2008, 03:40 PM
just a quick hello again today.... things have been crazy... I will be back to the beach full time in the next few days.... I am feeling so sugar overloaded.... and I miss you guys.

08-12-2008, 03:53 PM
So, things have been hectic, been depressed and haven't been eating much (cause mother didn't buy what i need) and the fact that my uneven boobs are absolutely driving me nuts that i'd like to just cut them off myself.. i dunno why i have such a problem with it, but i like things on me to be even, otherwise it drives me nuts and i get unhappy. i really can't wait til i lose some more least maybe they will shrink and even out.

08-12-2008, 03:57 PM
Hi Jelly bean, I was thinking earlier "where is she", now I know. When I get depressed I go for a nice fast paced walk. Exercise helps get over that depression!

08-12-2008, 05:41 PM
Finished ph.1, I thought would have lost more..than 4.5lbs.... but I'll take it. I have not had any bread/pasta/potato/rice for 2wks. or didn't go into a fast food joint,or have any sweets. So I kinna thought the number would be more of a wow..but I'll take it. Not only thaaaaaaat,but I walk almost every day (at least 5days per wk.)...but I've decided 'it is what it is',just feel like whining abit I guess.
I do feel the need to record this somewhere,and so I've come back for that. I'm going to do a phase 1.5...for the next week. Pretty much the same as Ph1 but IF peaches come in,and are sweet..I'll go for it,..or if I want to put some oatmeal mixed in with my ground turkey,then I will..other than that I don't plan on much change,and will see how it goes. Since I can now watch DH eat bread & butter at dinner & not fold,..for this I'm proud. Amazing all the other things a person learns. :dancer: I will keep on keeping on..;)choices~

08-12-2008, 05:54 PM
Choices! Congrats on the loss AND THE NSV! Being able to watch someone eat the breads and not cave is HUGE! There is a blog in the forums, though you probably found them! I need to create one myself!

08-12-2008, 06:30 PM
Hi Jelly bean, I was thinking earlier "where is she", now I know. When I get depressed I go for a nice fast paced walk. Exercise helps get over that depression!

Ya I know, when I get depressed it's like I disappear and don't talk to anyone, haven't eaten since yesterday afternoon and I so wanna eat some regular spaghetti but now fear I will gain weight or end up having 2 full plates of it.. ehh.

I got a job interview on Thursday which I really hope I get the job because frankly I'm sick of having people spend money on crap I need.. and maybe with a job and actual FREEDOM everything else will fall into place.

Fat Melanie
08-12-2008, 07:36 PM
Jellybean; congratulations on the job interview, I hope you get it and get some freedom. :D

08-12-2008, 07:47 PM
Choices, not everybody gets that big Ph1 weight loss, I am one of the ones that never has either. 4.5 lbs. may not be what you'd hoped for, but it's good progress and more importantly those demons that make you want to eat the bread and butter with DH are totally in your control now! You should be proud of a clean Ph1, it's not an easy thing. It's a good idea to ease slowly into Ph2, you are doing great!

08-12-2008, 08:24 PM
Choices, not everybody gets that big Ph1 weight loss, I am one of the ones that never has either. 4.5 lbs. may not be what you'd hoped for, but it's good progress and more importantly those demons that make you want to eat the bread and butter with DH are totally in your control now! You should be proud of a clean Ph1, it's not an easy thing. It's a good idea to ease slowly into Ph2, you are doing great!

Yeah, that!:dust:

08-12-2008, 08:35 PM
Ohhh man. Major ketosis going on here today. Is there any way around it on Ph1? Something I could be eating that won't make me so goofy? I'm dizzy and have a funny taste in my mouth today. Blech.

OK, I have an NSV that is huge for me today and you all are going to think I'm ridiculous but I damn near cried. I am wearing size 2 jeans. OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS. I walk in the store and still walk to the size 16's. I never in my life have been a 2. In high school I was a 4-6. Unfortunately after I got back from college I went hog-wild from 2001-2004 (and off and on since....) and was a 16 at my heaviest. I don't know what to do with myself. I never in my life thought I would see a 2. There isn't a smilie guy that can express the joy I have.

For those who haven't known me for the last 4 years, I attached a pic of me before I started the beach. So that's all I have. I have to eat. Have a good night!

08-12-2008, 08:37 PM
All I can say is your "ONE HOT MAMA!"

08-12-2008, 08:56 PM
:lol3: awww. Thanks Lori. :rolleyes: I used to be el-blimpo, so I appreciate it! Apparently 160 looks really good on some people, but it doesn't on me. I don't hold excess weight well at all and look a lot bigger than I really am. People who haven't seen me in a long time swear I must've lost 150 lbs.

It's been a long 4 years though and I still struggle to get down to goal because I'm a self-sabotager/emotional eater. If only I could stick to it ALL THE TIME..... then I'd be ok. It's doable though! Thank God for everything I learned on the Beach, and all the wonderful chickies who have helped whoop my behind when I've needed it and welcomed me when I've come slinking back with my tail between my legs!!!

I love you girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

08-13-2008, 12:09 AM
Lisa - You look fantastic! I would have never had guessed that would have been you. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!