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Chelby29
07-01-2009, 08:18 AM
If I'm starting this thread, Ruth and Cottage have had too much wine last night. :D

We're leaving for Louisiana tomorrow! Hooray! Gotta get through today. Hope everyone has a good one!


CyndiM
07-01-2009, 08:22 AM
I suspect you're right Chelby :) I hope today whizzes by and it's time to leave before you know it :)

Just another boring day at the office for me today. Can't do this every week that's for sure.

Tonight we are off to a benefit for DP's employer. It's a 90 minute preview of Ken Burns' new series on National Parks with questions to Ken after. Should be fun and interesting.

How is your Wednesday shaping up?

Lexxiss
07-01-2009, 08:28 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

I've been waiting to hear from Ruth and Cottage. Yes, they must be having too much fun.

Cyndi, enjoy your preview tonight. It sounds really interesting. I picked up a copy of "The End of Overeating" at our library. Just got to peruse, but I'm definitely looking for a small local spot for breakfast. I think I may be "over" the chain thing. No Village Inn today!

Have a safe and fun trip, Chelby. I'm off on an adventure, too. We are leaving in minutes to drive to my Grandmothers homestead in Wyoming. It's about 200 miles and there's nothing to do there except to make sure you have bug spray so you can get out and take a snapshot. We'll be back this evening. I have the cooler packed with a SB picnic.

Have a great day everyone!


Chelby29
07-01-2009, 08:33 AM
Cyndi -- Did some research on the Internet. It absolutely was a young Great Horned Owl in my back yard. I can't wait to see it again!

Lexxiss -- Have a great road trip! We've been to Jackson Hole,WY. We went in January. I've never been so cold in my entire life! -14!!! During the day!!! This Southern Girl can't handle it! But, there were no bugs. :)

Off to shower!

Loriann7
07-01-2009, 08:51 AM
Lexus, have fun at the homestead!

I had 3 of my nephews over the other day, took them to Grime's glenn... they got to climb a water falls (up about 30 feet of the 60 ft wall)... (didn't let them go all the way) but they had a BLAST! I'll be picking two of them up with their sister to go to Clark's Gully as soon as Naomi is feeling better. Poor thing, her birthday yesterday and she was throwing up! Her 13th birthday at that!

Still holding at the same weight and can't seem to move the needle. pretty much since I've started been at the 180 marker and it's becoming quite bothersome! And yes, I've tried doing just the p1 several times.. the one time I got down to 170 I gained it back :(.

Anyway, got to take ds to work and get groceries... catch you all soon.

femmecreole
07-01-2009, 08:56 AM
Chelby and Lex...both of you have fun on your trips and be careful out there!!!
Cyndi, that preview sounds so interesting. I just love the way Ken Burns "tells a story". Speaking of stories, I was watching an episode of "history detectives" online yesterday where they found a child's "poem book" in Chicago that belonged to a child in New Orleans. My GGGrandfather was most like the child's teacher. Leads me on another path for research if I can get an appointment to peruse the archives.

Nothing on my plate today except taking son (Beau) to get his tooth replaced. Trying to get everything watered in the gardens this morning before it gets too hot. I ordered a bunch of Caldrea cleaning products, so will put off any cleaning till they come in. I love their laundry detergent (I just use it on my clothes, the guys don't care what their clothes smell like!) so I figured I'd treat myself to some cleaning products too. Beau informed me yesterday he will leave in about 3 weeks for a 5 week long "visit" to the seminary, then come home for a couple of weeks and will join the order in September. Hard to believe my son will be a priest...even harder to believe he is giving up the most precious girl ever to do it. I told him I expect him to be pope before I die.

Pearlrose
07-01-2009, 09:09 AM
Good morning everyone,

Chelby and Debbie have fun on your trips.

Cyndi your plans sound interesting, have fun.

Loriann- I feel your pain my scale is stuck as well but holding on there.

Cat- Have fun doing research on your grandfather. As long as your son is doing it for the right reasons then it is the right choice for him.

Today I am hoping work will be slower today and less stressful, I did yoga last night and that worked wonders felt so relaxed afterwards. Hoping to have another relaxing evening at home and catching up on my sleep. Restorative powers of rest hehe.

Have a great day everyone

Ruthxxx
07-01-2009, 09:29 AM
Well!!!!!!!! Cottage and I have been sitting here since 4 am waiting for somebody to step up and start the frassing daily. Good work, C***A** Chelby! (Inside joke. y'all.)

Yesterday we made eight pie crusts, drank wine with my sister, had lunch out (with wine), had some bubbly on the porch and had dinner with wine followed by more wine. I think we are off plan! No fear of going into starvation mode though.

Not sure what will happen today but we are going to visit Claire and there may be wine involved. :shrug: Cottage thinks all Canadians are winos. She is now an honorary Canuk! And today is CANADA DAY so it's very appropriate!

Have a Happy Hump Day!

phxsunflower
07-01-2009, 09:35 AM
good morning ladies been awhile since I checked in. It seems to have been forever not just 2 weeks. Busy busy with the kids this summer. They all have their own sports to get to and swim team and none drive yet! Taxi at the ready! I am doing good on the eating side and exercise seems to be okay also but the needle on the scale seems to be stuck. I started training for the 3 day walk so I thought the scale might like the extra movement but it has not gotten the idea. oh well.. I can tell the difference in my legs.

Will try to check in sooner next time off to get the kids up for swim. Hope everyones day is special in some way.

me4life
07-01-2009, 10:01 AM
well i have the week off work and it has rained every single day that i've been off...it did stop last night long enough for me to go for a walk. now its back to raining and i need to take the dog out in this stuff.

Kiko
07-01-2009, 10:17 AM
Morning girls!

Ruth and Cottage What a fun visit!! :) Glad to hear that you are having such a great time.

Chelby Have a blast on your trip!

Cat Wow- that is really interesting about Beau becoming a priest. When did he make that decision?

Lexiss Enjoy your day trip- that sounds fun. :)

Cyndi Hope you are having a great Wednesday!

Pearl Hope that today is less stressful for you. Sending you good vibes...

Little DD is still asleep, just sipping my coffee, waiting for the neighbor boy I am babysitting this summer to show up. Didn't hear one word from my 7 yer old who is in Ohio with her cousins this week. My SIL did post some pictures on Facebook, so at least I got to see her. :)

Day 3 of Phase 1- going well. :) I do have bunco this evening which always involves good food and lots of wine. I am going to eat ahead of time and just enjoy the company!

Chelby29
07-01-2009, 10:41 AM
Ruth, What does Canada Day celebrate? How do you celebrate?

femmecreole
07-01-2009, 11:06 AM
Kiko...he's been thinking about being a priest since he was a really little guy. I thought that plan was out of the window when he met "the perfect girl", but I guess you have to do what you have to do. He is joining an order that has a strict "vow of poverty" and will be ministering to the poor/homeless/addict population in NYC. He'll also get his masters in theology up there. Maybe one day he'll return home. I would love to see him work in New Orleans since so much help is needed there. He loved his visit last week in NYC and especially enjoyed working in a soup kitchen. This from a kid who wouldn't know how to clean a kitchen if he got paid for it! He has always been a kind hearted caring kid and straight A student...graduated magna cum laude from college. He really has a lot to give and I'm proud of him, but will miss him so much.

cottagebythesea
07-01-2009, 11:31 AM
Hey, everybody! I've been here, joining Ruth on the comments, but letting her do the posting. (It is her computer, after all, LOL!) I am so glad I decided to drive up here on my vacation, and have been having the most wonderful time. These Canadians sure know how to enjoy their wine!!! I've never been much of a dog person, but I fell instantly in love with Disney and Jazz. They are just adorable, and I believe they like me, too. Jazz, especially, loves to climb onto my lap for a nice cuddle. :)

I believe someone had asked if this is the first time I've met Ruth IRL, and no, we have met and vacationed together before, but this is the first time I've been to her home.

Chelby, Canada Day is just like our celebration of Independence Day. There are a lot of flags flying and BBQ's planned for the holiday, just like we Americans.

We've been puttering around, just chatting and drinking coffee so far today, but we'll be going out shortly. Ruth needs to pick up milk, and there's a famous cheese dairy we're going to so I can buy some cheese to take home. Oh, and they have the most amazing oat cakes here. I must take some of those home with me, too. :)

sophie
07-01-2009, 11:37 AM
Hi Chickies,
Sorry no time for personals, getting ready for company this afternoon but just had to say - Cottage, isn't Canadian wine great, eh.
take care
Sophie

beachgal
07-01-2009, 11:42 AM
Ruth and Cottage, enjoy Canada Day and all the wine! :cheers: Good heavens, Ruth, if Cottage got to meet Ilene, just think what her opinion of Canucks would be!

Cyndi, that sounds like an exceptionally fun evening! I haven't gotten to see any of Ken Burns's documentaries, but have heard wonderful things about them. We've had one of them (Quakers, maybe?) at the top of our queue for more than 2 years now...it's always on a very long wait. :shrug: Enjoy!

Cat, that episode of history detectives sounds phenomenal! Love that you know so much about your history. Enjoy the search! Bless you for being so supportive of your son. I absolutely hate the fact that our faith forces those entering religious life to give up the possibility of a relationship and family. I know so many men who decided against the priesthood because they also felt called to have a family. :( I hope the Pope and his guys figure out a way to deal with the shortage that includes the ability to marry. :crossed:

Me:
I managed to start the day off yesterday by slipping down the three steps to our deck. It was really wet and rainy and I was wearing plastic sandals--bad combo. Anyways, I ended up doing some weird version of the splits, cutting and scraping up one leg and giving the other a massive "goose egg"...I ended up going to the ER, where they put glue on the big cut and told me to rest up and use lots of ice and ibuprofen. I'm stiff, but not in too much pain. I avoided my strength training workout yesterday (though I really hated to do it) so I could elevate and ice. I'm really hoping to get through an elliptical workout today, but wondering if that'll make the swelling worse. I could kick myself for forgetting to ask the doctor if it'd be okay to work out...

Anyways, that occupied much of the day. Not much going on today--I have my mood and food group tonight and need to start packing for our trip.

SunshineCA
07-01-2009, 11:45 AM
Good morning and happy July! :)

Looks like I'm going to re-start Phase 1 again!!!! :dizzy: My scale has shown nothing but increase this week. I need to go to the supermarket to re-stock on all the Phase 1 stuff.

I'll also have to step-up the exercise and put away the vino for a few weeks. Swap vino for more H2O.

May you all have a wonderful day! :)

cottagebythesea
07-01-2009, 11:59 AM
Yikes, Laurie! That must have been scary and thank goodness you weren't seriously hurt! Feel better soon, Sweetie. :hug:

Chelby29
07-01-2009, 12:16 PM
Laurie, What I would tell a Jazzercize student is to wait till the wound is better healed. Your blood is going to be pumping during any aerobic work. It would stink to break the glue and bleed out. That's just my opinion.... :) I hope you feel better soon!

beachgal
07-01-2009, 12:37 PM
I get what you're saying, Chelby. Good point. Wish I could take one of your Jazzercise classes--I know you must make them even more fun than usual! :hug:

Thanks, Cottage! :hug:

Sunshine, I know a couple of us have found that vino really does make a difference in the scale. :goodluck:

Barb0522
07-01-2009, 01:28 PM
Laurie - Take care and let yourself heal. I know it is tempting to do too much too fast.

Ruth and Cottage - Have fun. A couple of my teammates are in Canada so I knew about the holiday today.

It was cooler than usual last night so I went up to Ford and testdrove the Fusion Hybrid. It is a really neat car and gets 41mpg in the city. They didn't want to let me leave without buying one but I insisted I needed to do my budget first. Looks like I can swing the payments easily but I might wait until I get reimbursed from scouts so I can put more down.

weezle
07-01-2009, 02:21 PM
I know a couple of us have found that vino really does make a difference in the scale. :goodluck:

Not fully all here today, I was just skimming and of course my eyes came across that, and my brain went "OOH OOH! Vino can help you lose weight? I'm IN!!!" Then I scrolled up, saw the context, and damn. Sigh.

So I was going to be getting up earlier and earlier, but then last night for some reason I stayed up even LATER, so I slept later today. Crap. I'm skipping caffeine today so I can go to bed earlier tonight, which is why I'm in a fog. I just get sucked in to the Law & Orders that they have on at night, and before I know it, 3-4 hours have gone by.

Not much going on during the day today. I have a bridal show to do tonight, and one tomorrow, but otherwise I'm just relaxing this week. Hope everyone is having a blessed Canada Day!

Lisa

KO
07-01-2009, 02:59 PM
:wave: I'm here and reading but still super swamped will try to get on tonight for an actual post. I ordered Metabolsim Miracle and a new WATP and some stuff from Sephora so it will be Kierie Christmas (Kiermas?) next week Can't do Ph 1 till I finish bonding with fiber 1!
Gotta Run My not so much lunch is done!
Kierie

beachgal
07-01-2009, 03:09 PM
:lol3: Lisa, you are too funny! Wish it did help us lose weight...I'm sure we'd all make that sacrifice... ;)

Chelby29
07-01-2009, 03:13 PM
Can't do Ph 1 till I finish bonding with fiber 1!
Gotta Run

:D That struck me as FUNNY!!! :D

weezle
07-01-2009, 03:46 PM
Tom and I just finished our lovely Berry Smoothies, and he was like "..... you know, if you added wine instead of water, it would be like slushy sangria."

Ohhhhhhh. Mmmmmm......

KO
07-01-2009, 05:53 PM
Chelb ;) in my house we call it poop cereal

weezle
07-01-2009, 06:39 PM
Mmmm..... poop cereal..... but how do we market it?

KO
07-01-2009, 09:23 PM
lisa We could call it Celebration Special! Tho I recommend it with Coffee and 2 cayenne pills Not sure how the flavor profile would be described!

Work is kicking my arse mentally and physically and it's killing my resolve against crap.
I'm hoping being away for our anniversary this weekend will recharge my batteries!
I'm like 50% Kierie these days and I just realized today my now former boss has been sabotaging me ! Work wise for YEARS
So I need to find my control both mentally and gastronomically I do however want to punch her :) maybe I'll just break out the Laxative chocolates and give her a big pretty box!

I am reading about you all Just need to slide some 3fc time into my day again!

OMG Poop Cereal The Brand we could all take pics with Sombreros and our tag line could read
"Who needs Montezuma?"

Chelby29
07-01-2009, 10:03 PM
There was a Saturday Night Live skit about high-fiber cereal. The cereal was called "Colon Blow". It was a funny skit.

SunshineCA
07-01-2009, 10:14 PM
Sunshine, I know a couple of us have found that vino really does make a difference in the scale. :goodluck:

That's good to know that I'm not alone. I'm going to have to drink it in moderation when I get back to Phase 2. Maybe save it 'til the weekends. ;)

SunshineCA
07-01-2009, 10:16 PM
Not fully all here today, I was just skimming and of course my eyes came across that, and my brain went "OOH OOH! Vino can help you lose weight? I'm IN!!!" Then I scrolled up, saw the context, and damn. Sigh.

So I was going to be getting up earlier and earlier, but then last night for some reason I stayed up even LATER, so I slept later today. Crap. I'm skipping caffeine today so I can go to bed earlier tonight, which is why I'm in a fog. I just get sucked in to the Law & Orders that they have on at night, and before I know it, 3-4 hours have gone by.

Not much going on during the day today. I have a bridal show to do tonight, and one tomorrow, but otherwise I'm just relaxing this week. Hope everyone is having a blessed Canada Day!

Lisa

I'm a Law & Order and obviously a vino junkie too! :lol:

Chelby29
07-01-2009, 10:38 PM
Everything is packed and I'm ready to go! We'll be back Sunday night -- and on Phase 1 Monday. Hope you all have a wonderful, safe 4th of July!