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09-08-2008, 09:34 AM
morning all..just a quick hi. I'm still on my 4 day weekend. Got to sleep in some and today, we're going to look at motorcycles and gear. Check back later...hope everyone has a great day.

09-08-2008, 09:37 AM
Oh... GG... have fun motorcycle shopping!! LOL You wouldn't get me on one of those things in a million years!! :)

Hope everyone enjoys their monday! Off to work for me but had a great weekend. I hate monday... :(

Check in later!

09-08-2008, 09:38 AM
Hey everyone!!

Haven't been on in a few days, just really busy. Been taking Cady to the park everyday after school while the sprinkler pole is still on. Anyway, hope everyone is well. have to go back and check the posts.

GG, hope you guys have a fun time today. Sounds great. Enjoy your last day.

Okay, gotta go get me cleaning done & shower before 11, then off to pick up DD.

have a wonderful day!!!


09-08-2008, 09:39 AM
Hey Valerie!!

SBD Sass
09-08-2008, 09:39 AM
OK so I cheated on my diet really bad for the first time in 8 weeks yesterday and I gained back 1.7 lbs.

I ate Chinese food. I had fried rice (I'm guessing about 4 cups) and a cup and a half of chicken and brocolli.

I also had a Berry Smoothie from Costco and I drank the whole thing. I had one before a few weeks ago but that was a treat and I stuck to my diet and didn't gain.

I didn't have breakfast, lunch or one of my snacks. I just had dinner and no snack after that. I ate 15 grapes and five triscuits with smart balance low fat cream cheese on them as one of my snacks with the smoothie.

I was doing a lot of running around that I wasn't able to eat as I wanted.

Anyway, sorry I let it all out here.

Good morning everyone!!!!

09-08-2008, 09:43 AM
sass- don't kick yourself...one bad day happens. Just get back on the horse. you may suprise yourself...alot of that may be water retention. If you had chinese...usually chinese has a large amount of salt which will cause water retention. Just get back into today and drink plenty of water. On day does not kill you...its a multiple days. So don't let it ruin you...just keep going!

09-08-2008, 09:55 AM
I'm new to the daily posts but hoping to join in regularly, so Good Monday to everyone!!!

Sass - Letting it all out here will help you get back on track, I find to tell some is like confessing, clearing the mind and setting me back on the straight and narrow. One day shouldn't hurt especially since you did well most of the day.


09-08-2008, 10:09 AM
Welcome o2bthintoo... good advice to sass... :)

Sass... one meal didn't make you overweight and one meal won't do it this time. You need to stay away from the scale for a week and get back on track. You could have eaten less and still been ok for that meal. 1/2 cup rice... pick out about 3 oz of chicken and 2 cups of brocolli (to fill you up). Same meal... just different proportions.

There is no reason you can't eat what you want. Just watch portion sizes.

Last monday, we all went out clothes shopping for the kids for school. The kids wanted to eat at this mexican restaurant and all I saw in front of my eyes was ooey gooey cheesey cheat food... but we went anyway. I thought Oh what the heck, I'll find something. So they bring out the tortilla chips and salsa... I had one chip because I just wanted to taste it. I ordered the Beef burrito and ate 3/4 of it... almost all of my beans and almost all of my rice (approx. a 1/2 cup of each), no dessert.

As soon as I got home, I jumped on the restaurant website and went into the nutrition info. That burrito was 930 calories!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGH!!!!!!! I went into a panic!!! Pair that up with the beans and rice and I was over 1400 calories for one meal!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I went on sparkpeople.com and I entered all the food according to the nutrition facts on the website (thank goodness I only ate 3/4 of the burrito)... and I still came in under my maximum Sparkpeople recommended daily calories by like over 150 calories!!

Best part... when I stepped on the scale this past saturday, I had lost 2.4 pounds that week!! Awesome!! So the moral of the story I guess is... when you go into panic mode, don't be all or nothing. Just pick yourself up and dust yourself off and keep going. Since we ate there for lunch I was able to make small adjustments throughout the rest of the day. I just had a small cucumber salad for dinner and a small diet WW ice cream for dessert. And I was happy!!

You can do this!!!!! :)

SBD Sass
09-08-2008, 10:40 AM
Thanks for the encouragement. 4 cups of rice is ridiculous. After I ate it I really didn't want it...weird, but true.

I'm home with my baby today. She turned 10 mos. yesterday. She is ALL over the place!!!! Help me!!!!

My oldest is 13 so this baby thingy is all new ALL over again. Maybe she will keep me on my toes and help me work off that 1lb. today.

09-08-2008, 10:56 AM
Well Gooooooooooood Morning Ladies!!! :flow2: :flow2:
Hoping to start off the week at the gym on a good step. Just need to finish guzzling my morning coffee intake first ;) I want to try and mix up my gym routine a bit, as I have been doing the same or pretty much the same thing for a while now. I will see what that lands me to doing today... :ebike: :lifter: Seeing as today is arms (my least fave :p ).

GG--- Good luck motorcycle shopping. Please do share what you end up buying.

Sass--- Don't be to hard on yourself about the one bad day. Chinese food is hard to be healthy--- well when it comes to the fried rice and chicken and broc anyways. Those are my faves too :broc:. I just make sure I have other healthy choices during the day and if not, try and not beat myself up. Start off the next day FRESH... and of course chasing kiddos is always a good thing to add as a great exercise too. I have 2 who keep me on my toes. Oh Boy Do They :faint:

Well off to get my last few drops of coffee... Check in later all.

09-08-2008, 11:03 AM
'ello Chickies!

GG ~ enjoy your last day off. You had to be in serious need of some down time. Sounds like you had great fun! I know that motorcycles save gas $$$ but they're so dangerous. Be safe!!

Valerie ~ I *so* admire how you're approaching this whole "lifestyle change" vs. diet. You are doing great and should feel so PROUD of yourself!

Pam-a-rama ~ How was your weekend? Did Caption join you again this weekend;-). Is Cadence still loving school? I had to show my sister your popcorn cupcakes (she decorates cakes) and she was impressed!

Sass ~ welcome!!! You ate all that rice and really didn't want it? Yep, I can relate to that. I've done the same thing ... more than once! Hang in there. I agree with GG about the sodium content in Chinese food. Double up on your water and you'll be fine.

oh2bthin ~ welcome to you too!!! This is a great site and we love new people.

I started moving more and being more conscious about what has been going into my mouth. This is Day #4 and I already can tell a difference in my energy level. I got up at 5:00 a.m. to exercise (uggghh). My goal is to get back into the habit of morning exercise this month. This week will be tough food wise as I have several social situations. I will simply take it one meal at a time... Hope that everyone has a great week ~ Joan

09-08-2008, 01:16 PM
I haven't gotten back onto the wagon, yet. I didn't really gain any weight while I was off it, and I kind of deserved to, so I guess I have been feeling invincible. I mean, I'm close to goal, and I feel great, and people tell me I've lost enough weight. MIL is quitting WW, and switching to TOPS, but I still like WW. I'm going to do my measurements, and my body fat% and start jogging again. I think I've been tired because I haven't been running.
As to the nay-sayers? I think I'll tell them I'm not trying to lose any more weight, just jogging to keep fit.

Sass - I can't be trusted around Chinese food. Don't be too hard on yourself.

IrishJoan - Good luck at the socials, and good job on the exercise!!

Hanna - Thanks for the advice, but as it turns out, the CD is a DVD of pics set to music, and not downloadable after all. As soon as I get pics, I'll share!!!

Poppy - I think people should win points for effort. You did try to eat healthily, so I'm proud of you!

Pmasci - Sprinkler pole? Lucky!!

09-08-2008, 01:35 PM
Hi All! :wave:

I'm soo far off the wagon, I don't even see it's dust anymore! :lol3: Anyway, scale is still down at 250.2, but I need to start logging again (it's been about a week) and paying attention! :kickbutt:

09-08-2008, 02:11 PM
afternoon all. Welll we found a bike this am. We got a 2006 Honda rebel with only 800 miles. I'll post pics later. Its a beautiful pearly white. Very pretty. Now we need to get the gear before riding it. but we have the bike..that's all that matters

Joan- you are right...riding can be very dangerous...but trust me...one of the things this class taught me is to be careful and how to look out. I have no intentions of riding with out a full helmet..none of those stupid half helmets the harley guys like (or are forced to wear in helmet must states), i like my face and dental work. In addition, im looking into jackets with armor and of course chaps. And i won't ride in the rain if i can help it. But i'm looking forward to it.

This afternoon we're going to look for gear, but i think i might have to make a trip up to chatanooga (about 2 hrs away)...there's a HUGE motorcycle shop up there with the south's largest gear selection.

09-08-2008, 02:23 PM
GG ~ send pictures of the new "baby" LOL. I'm not the least bit worried about you. You're a smart responsible girl! It's the other nuts zipping around that are dangerous.

Lauren ~ Dust yourself off and get back up on the horse (or motorcycle;-). Do you notice a difference in your appetite with your new medication? I was talking to another mom at school the other day and she was telling me that she lost weight immediately after starting on an ADHD med. Unfortunately, it didn't stay off though:(.

I love this quote: "Motivation gets us started but habits keep us going."

09-08-2008, 02:51 PM
pics of the new "girl"

09-08-2008, 03:09 PM
grrrr... I had just typed responding individually and I lost the page!!!

Good morning all!

oh2bthintoo welcome!

GG congratulations on the bike, I love looking at bikes but you will never ever catch me on one! I am terrified of them!

Lauren you are doing good, don't be to hard on yourself, the scale my not be going down but it is not going up either!

Kori sorry about the pics, did anyone take regular pics?

Joan you are always so good about getting going! I hear you on the big difference food makes and how it makes you feel, sugar makes me very tire.

Sass I agree with everyone else, don't be hard on yourself, you will burn it off, we all do that at some point! you are not alone and it is not like you can't fix it!

Val congratulations on the loss! great job!!!

Pam good to see you! busy lady!

Well I am not doing well at all, my body is all in pain, I can't even get out of bed and feel rested, it sucks! I have a lot to do around here today, I have to read a lot of paper work for DS we are applying for SSI for him and oh my G-d I can't believe all the stuff I need to get to them. all thought I understand why! so I got to just get it done.
I need to organize the office and the play room, my friend was here on Saturday and we were looking at my stash of yarn, I was going to give her some and oh my.... we were laughing at the amount of yarn I have, I have a small shop in here! :yikes:
I have to cook dinner for a family in the neighborhood that is having some health issues, I have not cooked for anyone in a while, I like helping people with a meal,I don't know them, I think they are new neighbors around the corner but I offered to cook one night for them, so I guess this afternoon m friend is coming over to either pick up the food or I will go with her and meet them, I don't know which. It is pretty hot so I am making a large salad with pecans, pears and avocado, I already defrosted the chicken and I am just going to grill it, I may even just bbq it outside, that sounds mmm... so of I do bbq then I can just roast some veggies with it, oh that would be yummy! I am going to do the same thing for my family sounds too good!!!

Alright see you guys later.


09-08-2008, 03:11 PM
gg that is a nice bike, I am sure you know all about the safty, being that you are horse rider, it is kind of the same, well with a twist it has a motor! enjoy it and be very careful!


09-08-2008, 03:18 PM
I have a question to ask you guys...
I keep getting an email from reunion.com they are telling me someone is looking for me, when I go on their site the want me to pay to find out who is looking for me... has anyone used this reunion site before?
why would I pay for someone to find me! I am not looking for them who ever them are!


lois lane
09-08-2008, 04:22 PM
Afternoon everyone!

Hanna, that is so funny, there are 3 people looking for me on reunion.com. LOL. They make it very tempting and I did find an old friend through classmates. Of course I've lost her again cause she's just one of those kind of gals. Take it easy, I think some of your neighbors should be making YOU dinner! You're way to sweet.

I had a Dentist appt this am, I was there for 2 hours and they didn't even have time to clean my teeth, so I have to go back for that. I think they just way over book themselves, which stinks for the patrons. Of course it ensures they still make $ if some don't show up.

Spencer goes to afterschool when I'm at work and he asked to go today. I am more than happy to let him. They help him with homework. I feel way to tired to help him with that.

Kudos to all doing good with their diet and exercise, please send some motivation my way. I might go to the gym before I pick him up, I am really enjoying the treadmill. I think it is much easier on me than the track I was walking on before.

Hey to everyone, hope everyone's having a great day!


09-08-2008, 05:47 PM
I wouldn't pay for the reunion.com... there is NO ONE I want to see from high school!! LOL

Well, my girlfriend is OK because she and I have know each other since 1st grade... and we graduated together... but that's it! I don't wanna see nobody else!! LOL

09-08-2008, 06:48 PM
hannah i bet its just a gimmick. Try setting up a facebook accout. I found a lot of old highschool friends that way...and its free. But my guess is if someone is looking for you...you shouldn't have to be the one to pay...sounds cheesy to me

09-08-2008, 08:20 PM
Hello all!!!
Yep..things did settle down with SD and DH. The state is actually paying a "caregiver" to help me out 6 hours a day with her.She was only on the "List for services" for 12 years. Much nicer to have someone bring her to school and pick her up and be with her while I can grocery shop, health club etc. A big help this week with the schools still closed due to hurricane damage. It is a mess cuz the health club is closed too!:dizzy::dizzy:

Karen--yes..K started school!! Kindergarden and now this week a loose tooth..OMG she is growing up!!!:dizzy::dizzy:Way too fast for me!!!

GG-Be careful on that bike!!!
Helloo to everyone!!!
Still praying for Ike to head elsewhere...unfortunately, someone will get it and I think it is TExas this time...We are still trying to get someone to cut this half tree down and remove the other half from the roof!!!
Take care

09-08-2008, 08:21 PM
Hanna, don't bother!

09-08-2008, 10:47 PM
HI every one!
Thank you all for your response about Reunion.com I do think it cheezy!
I am not giving into it.
MY friend came over and picked up the food, I couldn't go along, I had to stay here and wait for DS to come home from school. That was just fine though!
We ate the same food here for dinner and it was very good!

RR good to hear you are getting services, that is wonderful!

Alicia :wave:

GG how is the bike, did you ride it today?

See you all later or tomorrow!


09-08-2008, 11:07 PM
GG ---- Great Bike! Enjoy it!!

So I revamped my gym routine a bit. I am breaking it up a tad and concentrating more on areas I neglected and lessening the ones I focused on for a while. We'll see what happens... Hopefully it'll all be good.

As for the Reunion.com site, I wouldn't pay to see who was looking for me. Um No Way. Uh Uh. I don't need to be reconnected with anyone from highschool or any one from then. Sounds like a scam to me. Just like the You are our 1,000 Visitor and you won a laptop... just....

Well I'll end here. Hope everyone has a good evening.