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08-21-2008, 06:59 AM
:coffee: Coffee's on, come and grab a cup!

It's another cool morning, summer is almost over. Today I'm going with Cindy and the girls to their new school to for "meet & greet" day. The girls received their bus schedules yesterday and are so excited to be riding a schoolbus this year, and so am I. No more car lines! :D
I went a little off-plan for lunch yesterday. Maggie and I were at a friend's for lunch, and they have a Spanish cook who was making tortillas, hot off the grill with fresh tomatoes and avocados. They were just awesome, and I tried not to think about the white flour (!) and lard (!!!!! :fr:) that she was using to make them. :o So the next few days I have to really eat clean to make up for that!

It just hit me why I've been dragging all week, I've been staying up way past my bedtime watching the Olympics. :dizzy:

Lisa, I just read your post from last night, that's horrible about your car! Scary news about Tommy's dad, too. I will send up prayers for him that it turns out well. Keep faith and take a deep breath! :hug:

08-21-2008, 07:23 AM
Yay! Somebody's up!

Have fun at school day, Linda! Kadyn (and Avery) and I have been spending the mornings at her Kindergarten. They have a two week orientation before the class actually starts so the kids feel more comfortable. Next week I'll start leaving for little bits and coming back to pick her up. She's loving it so far and I cannot stop raving about the teachers and their program.

Almost time to go get Connor! I'll check in later.


08-21-2008, 07:38 AM
Morning, Kara! Or good afternoon, in your case! I'm glad you enrolled your kids in German schools, they are outstanding! So how are you liking Germany so far? I have so many fond memories, and I have to admit, I'm so envious of you right now!

Belle Mer
08-21-2008, 07:41 AM
Good Morning

Cottage, no one can pass up home made tortillas. I'm with you there!

Have a great day everyone!!

08-21-2008, 08:12 AM
Dashing through again this morning. Seems to me this was supposed to be a quiet week! :shrug:

Cottage, school bus rides add a whole new dimension to going to school for kids. The girls will love it.

Kara, German schools are excellent and their orientation sounds well planned. I used to teach public school - can you tell?

Belle, every time I see your posts I am reminded of my dear departed mother-in-law. You probably know this but belle-mere is mother-in-law in French.

Cousin Peter is still sleeping but I'm doing my usual. It's trash day so I'm due at the road in 20 minutes. The Hyper Pypers may show for a day of boating and may be here for dinner and Peter may or may not be back from Ottawa for dinner. Life is fun but a tad hectic.

Still no baking done for the Church sale on Saturday but I may get started today.

By the way, I've changed Disney's name to Daisy. It seems to suit her better as Disney seems like a male name and she's definitely a girly girly dog. She responds to it perfectly well but I'll probably call her both for a while.

I hear stirrings upstairs so will get the coffee going.

little chick
08-21-2008, 08:23 AM

Cottage- Good morning and thanks for the coffee. The weather is cool here in the mornings as well. You can feel school in the air. Enjoy you day and have fun visiting school. I bet the girls are excited.

Kara- Hello there chick, sounds like life is wonderful for you and your family.

Belle- Hope you have a great day as well.

Ruth- Good morning, hope you get your baking done and Daisy is a wonderful girly name. Enjoy your day. And you just reminded me that I have to take the compost out for pick up. Thanks

Me- Today starts day three for me, one and two were good. I am feeling better already, it is amazing that you don't even relise how badly your body wants good foods til you start eating them and leaving the bad stuff out. Today is going to be another quiet day, I like Ruth have not really got anything done on my todo list. Oh well, it will always wait for me. Well must dash and enjoy the last few minutes of quiet time. Enjoy you day chicks.

08-21-2008, 08:25 AM
Good morning chickies -

Cottage - OMG- does homemade tortillas sound awesome!!! When we lived in NC (1 1/2 years ago), we had awesome mexican food everywhere, because of the migrants workers. There's no where good up here!! I miss it!!

Kara, Belle, and everyone after - have an awesome day!

Ruth - Daisy sounds like a cute name for her!

Me-same ole, same ole. Off to work. I think I might have a gap in the day to go to the gym...we'll see. I'm tired of packing a lunch though, so I'm gonna grab it somewhere!!

Ethan met his only male classmate last night at the went great! The parents seem wonderful too, it put us at ease of what we'll have this next school year.

My 5 year old is looking over my shoulder, so I'm posting dancing veggies to entertain him...he loves them!! (esp the dancing brocolli....)


08-21-2008, 08:33 AM
Quickly waving heading out the door. So much chatting inside me, so little time....have a good one everybody!

08-21-2008, 08:36 AM
Good Morning!

Just wanted to stop by and say HI to everyone! I am off to another day at work.:p
I have meet the teacher tonite with my girls 5 and 6. They are very excited.

Everyone have a blessed day!

My prayers go out to Tommmy for complete healing and comfort to his family in this hard time.


08-21-2008, 08:45 AM
Good morning everyone! Happy Thursday. I've not been doing TOO terrible with my eating though I find myself straying a LOT more lately and justifying it one way or another. But, I forgive and move on and try to do better. I'm still winning the battle of the exercise so I am happy. Totally addicted to cycling!!

Kids start school on the 2nd and I am so happy, they need this =) Daughter will be a Junior this year and my son is starting middle school (6th grade) WOW I can't believe how fast it's all gone. Really...when did they get so old? (and tall!)

Well I am at work and should probably...well you know, work. Have a great day all and...

THINK POSITIVE!!! ...Positive things happen to positive thinkers!

Keep riding~

08-21-2008, 09:03 AM
Good morning, or is it?

Right now I'm SSSOOOO angry I wanted to kill the new puppy! Sometime early this morning he asked to go potty, so, around 2 am I get up to let him out. between then and 5 he decided he still had to go, and went in the crate! So I get up, drag him outside (furiously!) he went potty and came back in on his own. As I was cleaning the crate he turned around and sh*t on my rug! This, the dog I was told again last night was potty trained! Poor Jade caught tone of my voice and cowered by the front door. I had to use my best "good girl" tone with her. She knows momma's furious with pup!

Right now I'm thinking I don't want to deal with him at all and thinking of rehoming him. Let me have my coffee and calm down!

WHY DO PEOPLE get dogs and not train them? In any way shape or form? This pup is trainable, but will need a LOT of work! I think I'm more furious with the previous owners. By 7 months this dog should not only be housebroken, but know quite a bit of commands like sit, stay, come, down, heel, bybye car, walk, park, lake (My dog sure knew all that at his age). He doesn't even know sit. And I don't think he knows his name either!

08-21-2008, 09:04 AM
Goood morning all! No personals as I overslept this morning, I have a lot of little errands to accomplish by a 10am doctor's appointment. Then I pick up the kids from the bus and head to my son's first day of football practice (little kids). It will be a full, but fun, day. HAVE A GREAT DAY!

08-21-2008, 09:12 AM
Weezle, hugs! So sorry about the fil! I hope everything turns out alright. And I hope they catch the idiots that broke into the cars.

08-21-2008, 09:28 AM
Good morning all,
weezle, my best positive thoughts are with Tom's dad today. what a week you are having, poor chick!
Kara, glad school is going so well for the babies. It's so nice to have you back around the beach!

Oh, I'll have to finish personals later, got a meeting to attend in a few.

DD has plans to hang out with a friend today. Tonight is open house for DS at his middle school. He is a 6th grader this year, and we are both apprehensive about it. He's not Mr. organized!

Last night's skillet lasagna experiment turned out super yummy, so I posted the recipe. I'm really looking forward to lunch leftovers today.

Have a great day chicks, (evening for Kara, janda, and Indigal) Friday is just around the corner!

08-21-2008, 09:53 AM
Morning, all! :coffee:

Cottage, I don't blame you with the tortilla. Just enjoy the memory and move forward. :hug: Yay for the bus! :hyper: I hear you about the Olympics. I was up until nearly 1 because I just had to see the Beach Volleyball match, which was INCREDIBLE!!!!! Go USA!!!

Kara, the Germans invented Kindergarten (hence the reason why the name is in German even here), so I'm not surprised they do it so well! :D I'm so glad things are going well, hon. :hug: Do the visits make Avery want to go to school like her big sister?

:wave: Belle, Cat, Autumn, and Theresa!

Ruth, I love Daisy! Very girly! She needs a daisy-patterned collar to go with the name! Or maybe a daisy for behind her ear? ;) What's with all the boating? Is there a lake near you? I didn't know that about Belle Mere--sad that, in French, your MIL is more "beautiful" than your real one, eh?

Good for you, LC! :hug: That's the truth--your body does really want good food, but it's easy to ignore, sadly. Here's some :dust: for Day 3, which is always the hardest for me.

:lol: about the dancing veggies, Twynn! One of our members puts a row of them to celebrate things and says, "The produce dances for you!"

Jennifer, I'm loving bike riding, too, but I'm not proficient enough to consider myself a cyclist yet. ;) What kind of rides do you do? If you find yourself eating off plan, maybe a little P1 is in order to get rid of cravings? When I'm craving, I'm a's only when I get rid of the cravings that I have any chance at all. :hug:

Yikes, Loriann...that's tough. I know sometimes when you rescue, dogs come from places where they don't get what they need. I bet he'll settle down when he gets used to living with you and I'm sure Jade will be a good influence with all the training you've given her. It sounds like the pup was afraid of getting in trouble, so he came inside quickly, but then he had to poop and didn't know where to go or what might make you mad. Give it time and patience. He's still just a little puppy and it's a brand new place with new rules. :hug:

Schmoodle, I'm sure DS will do well in 6th. :hug: Your recipe sounds yummy! Thanks for posting it!

Not too much to report. Theology on Tap was fun last night, and I had even more fun when I got home and DH and I watched the Olympics. I'll be sad for them to be over, but I sure need some sleep! :tired: Off to the gym tonight after work and, hopefully, back later on for yoga. I have to do laundry tonight; I have nothing to wear! Tomorrow DH is playing hooky from work and we're going to the State Fair, which actually opened today. It's SO much fun! When I was a kid, the state fair was over 8 hours north of us, so we never went. I love ours here in NY, which is just about 2 hours away. My favorite part is the photo exhibit...but my second favorite is the dairy section, where you can get a cup of fresh milk (white or chocolate) for 25cents! They also have a sculpture made out of butter. :lol3: DH says there are pig races tomorrow, which could be fun. Last time we went early we ended up watching a rooster calling contest, which was a hoot! I don't usually have too much problem with the food--most is off plan, so I just ignore it. I just stay focused on the exhibits and that helps a lot.

Hope everyone has a great day!

08-21-2008, 09:55 AM
Beach, if that had been his "first" accident I'd not of gotten so upset, it wasn't. Whats more, the day I picked him up he had gone in his crate at his previous owners. But when I seen the crate I thought that was why, the crate is way too big. I've been using Jade's crate. I'm gonna start feeding him in the crate, that might work, if it doesn't then I'll have no choice but to rehome him.

08-21-2008, 09:58 AM
Linda, we are really having a terrific time here. It's taking us a lot longer to settle in than we had anticipated so we haven't gotten to do much traveling yet. We went to Trier on my birthday and really loved it. We had also planned to go down to Garmisch this past weekend to camp and go to Neuschwanstein Castle but the forecast was for rain, rain, rain, so we decided to postpone the trip for a more camping-friendly weekend. We've been able to make our way around town pretty well, so we're getting the lay of our land. There's still so much to do with the house, though, that I don't want to do any big trips yet. Maybe in the spring.

Morning, Belle!

Ruth, the schools here are very good! Connor's books are terrific and his teacher seems to do a really great job with the kids. I was nervous about the Montessouri-type format of the Kindergarten but the teachers are very engaged with the kids and they have so many interesting activities set out for them. It passed my Mommy Test. (And I used to teach public school, too!)

Have a wonderful Day 3, LC!

Twynn, my kids love the dancing veggies, too! Glad the park meet-up went well.

Cat, hope you have a great day! I don't think I ever told you, but Tom and I had a really nice time at the Degas House. It was such a neat bed and breakfast! Thanks for the recommendation!

Theresa, hope the meet and greet goes well!

Jennifer, you'll have to cycle a lap or two for me, OK? Somewhere in the move ONE of my bicycle pedals got lost. Arg. I'm sure it's here somewhere, but all we have left to go through are the garage boxes, which doesn't sound like a fun job (hence the procrastination...).

Loriann, here's hoping the poo training goes well. It's frustrating when they don't act as you expected them to act!

Autumn, have a great busy day!

Schmoodle, I wonder if the middle school teachers will have any ideas for organization. It has to be something that other kids struggle with!

Hi Laurie! You're right on - Avery is aching to go to school, too. She'll be able to start in May when she turns three. They take them as soon as they're in their birthday months. I'm actually glad Kadyn is starting by herself, though, because it'll force her to make new friends and learn some German instead of just playing with her sister, which I'm positive is what would happen if they went together. Have fun at yoga tonight! Tom and I are doing yoga this evening as well!!!

I'm supposed to be dusting, sweeping, and mopping. Can you tell how much I want to do all that? Think of the calories burned...


08-21-2008, 10:01 AM
Thanks for the prayers and happy thoughts, everyone. Also, my dad has had swelling in his legs for several weeks now. They took him off his Norvasc thinking that it was just a side-effect, but unfortunately the swelling hasn't gone down, and his new meds don't control his blood pressure, but conk him out. No news yet on Tommy's dad. Hopefully I'll have something to report later on today. At least the jugular is a vein and not an artery, but it is still dangerous.

The car thing.... makes me angry. Went through all my papers in my glove box and just trashed my car. They got loose change out of mine, not much fortunately, and out of the other cars stole things like change, cigarette butts, and the maintenance man had a case of light bulbs with receipt that he was going to return for the apartments, and the :censored: got that too.

It's just been a one-thing-after-the-other kind of 6 months. Tom's grandfather passed away earlier in the year, his grandmother has 1-3 months left, my grandma died, all the stress from working retail and having to pull double-shifts, close by myself, etc, the spots, my blood pressure being out of whack, my knee is all messed up, and now all these things.

I'm pulling my hair out here. I need a break. I get a vacation from work starting a week from tomorrow, but I need a break from all the stressful things. I'm just tired of being worried, and expecting every phone call to be a bad one.

Thanks again for the prayers. I need to get ready for work. Hope everyone has a good day.


08-21-2008, 10:03 AM
((lisa)) whats your number, I'll call a happy call! ;)

08-21-2008, 10:04 AM
Good Morning. Hope all is well in everyones little corner of the world.

Lisa :hug: and prayers for you and Tommy and his dad, hope all goes well today at the doctors.

2 more loans to close before months end to meet my bonus, I have one right there ready to go and think I am going to have to force the 10th one through but I have 6 working days left to make it happen.

Ever have one of those moments where you just want to go off on your partner for what you know it the dumbest thing but it just annoys the heck out of you? DH's response to everything is "whatever" and usually in a not so nice tone. You would think by 39 his vocabulary and communication skills would be better! I want to put him on a reward program for every clean day he can go without saying whatever but I am afraid he would never speak again! :dizzy: Perhaps that wouldn't be a bad thing! :D

Oh enough of my venting, have a great day all, I will check back later.

08-21-2008, 10:05 AM
Prayers for you, Lisa! Our car got broken into a couple weeks ago. They didn't take anything but I felt so violated. It's funny because we had some German techno CDs that they left (which I can't stand but Tom likes) and I've been kidding him about how even the car thieves don't like his music!

Stephanie, hope you can train that man to make a more intelligent response. Good luck with the loans!


08-21-2008, 10:13 AM
saying hi

no personals today...

letting you know that i'm going on phase 1 WITH calorie counting on September 1

08-21-2008, 10:14 AM
Hugs, Lisa. It does seem like everything happens at one time.

Loriann, We adopted our pup at 4 months and it took him FOREVER to be housetrained--but he had not been in a house yet. He had mange and had been in a garage and in the pound so he had no clue. I thought I would murder him though before he got trained. But it IS weird that the new pup would go in the crate. Even Chester never did that, I thought they wouldn't if they felt like it was their home. I'm sorry for the stress. :( It is hard. You want a sweet cocker spaniel who is just exceptionally needy? LOL. I am still not sure if I can handle him and the baby, even though I love him.

Kara, I'm glad you're enjoying Germany! Sounds great!

Laurie, I have always lived in state capitols and never thought about people coming that far for the fair!! LOL. They used to have potbelly pig races at the VA State Fair and I loved them.

Ruth, Can't you take a picture of that man while he's asleep if he's the lovely specimen you claim? LOL.

And everyone else...good morning!

I gotta go find some breakfast and then get to work. Have so much to little time until the babe is here!!

08-21-2008, 10:17 AM
UM, Jessie, NO... cockers, While cute as can be are dirty little buggers! I'll pass, but thanks!

08-21-2008, 10:17 AM
Morning girls. About ready to hop in the shower and get ready to go to the MN state fair! We haven't been able to go in years, but it is starting a bit earlier this year. DS should really enjoy all the livestock.

08-21-2008, 10:28 AM
Jessie, I literally laughed out loud when you suggested Ruth take a picture of Cousin Peter (did I get his name right???). Can you imagine? "Morning! Just popping in to snap a photograph for my friends who live in the computer." :rofl:

Have fun at the fair, Zeffryn!

Nessa, good luck with your calorie counting. I have better luck assigning a particular calorie count limit to each meal, instead of trying to keep a running tally. Hope you have great success!


08-21-2008, 10:35 AM
Kara, the picture would OBVIOUSLY not be for me....cough cough...but for the single ladies on the board...

08-21-2008, 10:36 AM
Jessie, I asked yesterday if the visitor was single! :)

08-21-2008, 11:32 AM
MORNING!!! Today will be another quickie and then I'll be off to North Carolina Bright and early tomorrow morning. I was no a good girl last night, went with a friend to a Savor & Stroll at my friends neighborhood....ate bad things. TOM came yesterday AND I made orange cranberry scones AND chocolate chip cookies with the girls that I watched yesterday. Today I'm really going to try to do some damage control. I also ended up picking up a babysitting job today for a friend whose babysitter canceled at the last moment. It'll only be for the morning, but gives me no leisure time today. OH well!!!
Lisa, you're in my prayers. Hang in there!
Have a Great Thursday!!!!~

Belle Mer
08-21-2008, 12:38 PM
Belle, every time I see your posts I am reminded of my dear departed mother-in-law. You probably know this but belle-mere is mother-in-law in French.

I'm not a belle-mere, but I like La belle mer. (The beautiful sea.) My French is terrible, so out of practice. :o

Fat Melanie
08-21-2008, 01:56 PM
Personals in order that they appeared:

Cottagebythesea, the tortilla may have been bad, but think of the delicious nutrition in the tomatoes and avocados... yum! Don't worry, you'll get back on track.

TomandKara, are you an american (or canadian, or other) ex-patriate? I keep reading bits and pieces of a move to Germany rather than you being a native German. That must be awesome. Do you speak the language?

Hi Belle Mer.

Ruthxx, I second the other chicks.... what does this guy look like? :D

Little Chick, have fun.

TwynnB, I live in NC and we have a local mexican restaurant, they're pretty good but I'm not sure how 'authentico'. (I may have just made that word up, not sure.) But we have immigrant mexican neighbors and my BF befriended them and they gave us some genuine, home-made mexican food wrapped in like corn husks or something like that, with beef and some sort of corn paste. It was pretty good. Definitely authentic, they said whenever we want some recipes to just ask. I wonder if they have any sbd friendly recipes?

Femmecreole, hi.

Hi Hilotstoolooze.

Iianae, great job on winning the battle of exercise.

Loriann, I feel your pain. I've got my orphaned kittens, and then two slightly older kittens who are the leftovers from my female living cat's litter. And all of the cats wreck havoc all through the night! I wake everymorning to trash dragged out of the wastebaskets, stuff knocked off the coffee table, oh, and they're little beggars, I don't know how and why this came about, but I can't sit down and eat ANYTHING without all of them scrambling to get by me. It's been driving me INSANE. Thankfully I'm only keeping one of the orphaned ones and then a fat fluffy gray one from the other litter. Good luck with the puppy!

AutumnRose, have a great day!

Schmoodle, that recipe sounds delicious.

Beachgal, sounds like you had a great time! I wish our state fair wasn't so far away. It'd be so fun!

Weezle, hope everything turns out okay (I am not sure what happened yet but it doesn't sound so good!)

Pacergal, I know the feeling. My BF is incredibly smart, but at times he can be INCREDIBLY stupid and I just don't understand why... and it makes me wanna punch him! heh.

Lady Nessa, you will do an amazing job. You know the sbd like the back of your hand.

JessieW, hi.

Zeffryn, I'm envious. Have fun!

Hcmacneil, have a great time in NC! From what BF was telling me last night, now the weathermen are saying that Fay might miss us now, but I'm not sure if he meant NC in its entirety, or just our area. I'll find out.

Me, last night we went to the store and I found a good deal on salmon, 3.99 for a bag of fresh frozen fillets. So tonight or tomorrow I'm gonna attempt to make salmon. I'm not a big fish person and have never cooked it before. There is a recipe on the back of the bag for "salmon with butter lime sauce" so I thought I would make that, only using smart balance and perhaps lemon instead, but then BF said limes are on sale at piggly wiggly, 7 for $1, so, I'm gonna do that.

We watched one of the Grindhouse movies, the one made by Robert Rodriguez called Planet Terror with Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan (she plays a stripper whose leg gets amputated and her bf sticks a machine gun in it!) It was absolutely wacky and a twisted take on old zombie movies, where the script reflected and was aware of how the whole theme was corny, so there were little jokes in most of the dialogue. It kinda poked fun at itself if that makes sense. Anyway, that movie was sick!! That was the goriest, most disgusting movie I have ever seen.

Luckily I am not one who is faint of heart, and I thought it was AWESOME! Bad-@ss! It's definitely NOT for everyone and NOT for kids. And one of the main characters in the movie, called El Wray, played by Freddy Rodriguez ... oh my god. He's on Ugly Betty, and he's cute on Ugly Betty I guess, but in a goody goody sort of way so I never really noticed. Well in Planet Terror, he was BAD-@SS and SEXY AS ****. I of course kept that a secret from my BF but sigh, I have a celebrity crush now. With like, the goatee and like, just ... everything. *sigh* I hope my next issue of Latina magazine will do a story on him, and have a centerfold depicting him the way he was in Planet Terror, SANS the blood, of course.

Tonight we watch the other Grindhouse movie, "Bulletproof" I believe it's called, with Rosario Dawson.

08-21-2008, 05:17 PM
Boy my morning started out with the old adrenaline pumping. About 1:30 I got up and trip down the hall for my typical, I drank to much water yesterday stroll and came back and crawled into bed. About 3:10 our phone rings … heart pounding DH answers it but not before it rolls over to voice mail. (But now I’m questioning that). The reason it took so long to wake us up was we didn’t recognize the ring tone. We have a dance tune on the house phone and DH’s cell phone is on vibrate and what was ringing was more of a beep. I couldn’t figure out how the ring tone got changed.

Now neither one of us can sleep so at 3:30 I sit up in bed and decide to walk down the hall again and see if that won’t help me relax. I opened the bedroom door and the family room light was on, as was the kitchen, living room and hall way along with the doggie gate wide open (the pugs aren’t allowed in the living room). I turned to DH and confirmed that he had turned out the lights last night (last one to bed) but I knew he had but started doubting myself thinking maybe I dreamt I got up in the middle of the night. Now my heart IS in my throat, I grabbed my robe and started down the hall. All I could think was my daughter had come to the house and something was gravely wrong. I stepped to the end of the hall and my Step Son, an over the road trucker is standing there as the dogs are all sounding off calling “it’s just me”. He said he tried tapping on our window but he didn’t realize we had moved into a smaller bedroom so I could convert the larger room into a workout room. (I needed the higher ceilings to accommodate my squat rack). So he just used his key to let himself in. I think (I will confirm when I get home) that the phone ringing was probably his cell phone and not ours at all. I went back and looked at our phone after I had some caffeine and there was no incoming phone call at 3:10 am. That would explain why I didn’t recognize the ring tone. I was tickled to death to have him stop in. I’m not surprised that he still had a key to the house but he hasn’t lived with us for quiet some time and this is the first time he’s made it to Tucson since he started driving again.

Does getting your heart rate up like that count for anything?

Kids, I was just complaining yesterday that life was getting way to boring around our house. The silver lining is we get to have company for the weekend; he doesn’t have to head back out until Sunday. It’s always fun to have a little company.

08-21-2008, 06:11 PM
WOW, Evangeline, what a story! Glad you get to spend some time with your step-son! Have a great weekend!

Melanie, my husband is in the Air Force and we're stationed in Germany now. We spent last year in Korea with him, with a couple months here and there in the States. It's a long story, probably chronicled through the dailies over the past year if you ever get bored. :lol: We are learning the language - started while we were in Korea but learned more in our first week here than we had the entire year we were studying before we arrived!


08-21-2008, 06:25 PM
Hello Chicks! I'm hooome :)

I've been doing a little reading but not much posting. Most of the time I didn't get on the laptop until after dark and I don't touch type so no posting for me.

Nessa - I love SBD and the healthy eating I've practiced faithfully all these months. I really feel like the concepts that I knew have become part of my daily habits now and I can stick to them. For me quantity and knowing when to stop have always been a problem, so I did and do count calories. While I'm at it I also watch fat (under 30%) and fiber (I like that high but I don't have any digestive issues to contend with). I don't find it gets in the way of my eating at all. It does make me aware of the consequences of that extra burger or serving of hummus though. I had to measure faithfully in the beginning because being an American pretty much means I don't know what a serving looks like. My brain super sizes everything :?: Well, except veggies cooked without fat, those I eat with abandon. I've gotten so used to it now that I hardly notice doing it, it's just part of my daily routine. Anyway, from the FWIW department :) Hope the change gets things moving for you again. Me, I'm back to Beck tomorrow. It wasn't too clever to think I could start it four days before vacation!

Weezle - thinking of you and the family.

Kara - Have I mentioned how great it is to see you around here again?!

Heather - Have a great vacation!

Beachgal - You must be pretty close to my old stomping grounds. We were about an hour away from the fair growing up. Come to think of it I've lived in a few parts of central/upstate (which word you use seems to depend on where you're from!). I enjoyed the Fair when I lived in Syracuse. I never go to those things anymore, can't imagine they would compare though.

Schmoodle _ I can't wait to try that recipe. It looks yummy

Jennifer - :wave: from another cycling addict! I just got my new bike in May and am totally hooked.

:wave: everyone. Got lots of unpacking to do so can't do lots of personals tonight.

I do want to share my huge NSV with you though, especially since the topic of cycling has come up. I biked 43 miles in the 4 days we were in Maine! I am so excited! That's been one of my fitness goals - to increase my capacity for cycling. Today was just a little ride though, all the cycling stressed muscles and joints let me know that 10 miles today was out of the question. I'm still pretty darned happy with my success!

Okay, back to the less fun part of camping trips - the unpacking and clean up!

08-21-2008, 09:35 PM
Kara, the picture would OBVIOUSLY not be for me....cough cough...but for the single ladies on the board...

Hey, I'm not DEAD... ;)