South Beach Diet - Sloppy and Showery Saturday and Sunday




Ruthxxx
08-29-2009, 07:24 AM
Dark, wet and cold here this morning. I guess it's slopover from Danny. :( I'm still in my robe and the dogs are curled up and snoring, They know how to enjoy life!

There's "stuff" to do today including a library trip and a run over to the Farm with some things for sister Joan. Later this afternoon, there is a BBQ planned. I hope it doesn't get rained out. Actually, knowing Rob and John, they will probably have a tent if necessary.

I pulled a lot of beets :) from my raised bed yesterday afternoon so may make pickled beets today. I also have yet more peaches that are just about ready to be used. I just might make some freezer jam if I can find a recipe with Splenda. Yes, it's the time of year when I feel like stocking up the cellar for a long hard winter. It's my pioneer blood. ;)

What's on your agenda today - besides coffee and chat, of course? :cofdate:


cottagebythesea
08-29-2009, 07:34 AM
It's not the best looking morning here. Dark, muggy and overcast, and Jake woke up in a bad mood. Maybe a good breakfast will improve it. ;)
If it dries up a little, we plan to work on building some raised beds for our garden next year. Since we planted a lot of viney-type things this year, they are taking over the entire garden. I'm going to have to move some of my chard plants before they get swallowed up by the pumpkins!

Ruth, I hope the sun comes out in time for the end-of-summer BBQ bash. What are you making for it? BTW, Jake said he'd love some pickled beets. :D

Lexxiss
08-29-2009, 07:47 AM
Good Morning Everyone:sunny:

Hi there Ruth. My pups have been out, but have retreated for an early morning nap, as well. Reading your post I am reminded of the weekend of your fair. I really hope your BBQ doesn't get rained out.

Mornin', Cottage. A nice breakfast always helps in our neck of the woods. How many pumpkins do you have? Ours didn't do that well this year. New raised beds sounds like a perfect project. We're going to try a new plan next year and do a community garden plot. We just don't have any space here and while the west side does well, our test garden didn't do well to the east. Its mostly lawn and we ended up with bunches of slugs.

It's a bit nicer here, however, this is our coolest time of day, right before sunrise. Its very calm and peaceful when I first go out, then we get a good wind off the flat tops to the North as it warms faster down here by the river.
I'm going to pick up a case of peaches after our dog walk this morn and can them today. My family (all 3) are flying in Monday for a week, so I made a reservation this morning for them to spend 2 nights here. That means cleaning the house today so we can leave in the morning and things will be spic and span when we all come back on Thursday. Kirk went back to bed so I guess I'll work on getting the kitchen prepped for the project. It should be a really nice morning for a walk.

Have a great day everyone. I'll check back later.


Ruthxxx
08-29-2009, 07:47 AM
I'm making a broccoli and cauliflower salad - really simple! I will add shredded carrot and some sunflower seed - may some raisins. I'll play it by ear. The dressing is mayo thinned with milk with some garlic powder added.

Chelby29
08-29-2009, 07:52 AM
I'm with Jake. I love pickled beets! I've also roasted them. Yum! Ruth, I think you gave me the roasted beet recipe. Also, my MIL made sugar free jam with figs and SF strawberry Jell-O. Wonder if you can make peach jam like that?

Rikki, I was in my spice cabinet last night. The chili powder is a GREAT color!

Tonight a bunch of girls is going to see Sing-Along "Grease". I've been in love with John Travolta since I was in the 3rd grade and he was Vinny Barbarino on "Welcome Back Cotter". Remember that show? He was HOT before HOT was the word! Tonight, GREASE is the word! :lol: I am so excited!

I'm watching Jeff and Auston dance around the living room to the Al Green album. Better go dance. :)

femmecreole
08-29-2009, 08:06 AM
Morning all. I'm dragging this morning. Long hard week at school. My class is great, but the one that comes to my class from across the hall for reading/spelling/phonics for 2 hours every day is a horror. There are about 4 boys and one girl who constantly talk, yell, disrupt, make goofy noises, throw things, clown around, ignore me and completely disrupt the class. No amount of praise (for the little time they DO behave), fussing etc would get them to be quiet and listen to me. I think they were under the impression I was not their "real" teacher. When kids misbehave in my room, they must fill out a behavior form in which they have to tell what they did wrong, how it affects themselves and others and what they should have done instead, they must sign it, I make a copy of it and they must return it signed by their parents or whoever they live with. None of these kids would return thier forms. Some tried to "bargain" with me and they'd behave for rewards.

I am definately not a teacher who "bribes" children into learning with treats, rewards etc.(although I do give them extra P.E. time for good behavior which they love. I tell them that if I don't have to stop class to correct anyone, then we have extra minutes left in the afternoon for fun outside.). I don't believe children should be bribed into doing what they are there to do...learn. A good education IS the reward, along with self satisfaction and pride in a job well done. I think bribing kids leads to spoiled kids who expect something extra for just doing what they are supposed to do in the first place...which leads to spoiled adults who are lazy and expect "rewards" and extras for doing their jobs. I tell my kids that if you get all your work done, then you have more time to play outside and it's the same when you grow up. You work hard during the week and if you get it all done, then you have more free time on the weekend. Work hard, play hard. I know a lot of teachers who bribe kids with candy etc and it makes me sick. Some kids walk in the first day of school wanting to know what kind of "rewards" I give out...they EXPECT it. Disgusting.

My classes are not "boring" so children should not be misbehaving due to boredom. I make powerpoints of all my lessons, have lots of fun activities to go along with them (like spelling in shaving cream) and am very "animated" while teaching. We laugh and have a lot of fun in class. I research every week to find fun computer games to go along with what we are doing in grammar etc. They also have centers which have materials that go along with oral lessons. I spend probably 2 hours researching for every 2 hours of teaching.



Think I solved the problem yesterday. I put all the "problem" children in one section of the classroom, up close to my computer. A few minutes into class that little group of 5 began chatting and ignoring me, I called them out on it. One child (ringleader type) said "you're lying", I wasn't talking!!"
That's when it got good. I stopped the class, walked over to the computer and said "ok, you may be right, let's check". Then I played back a tape of the first 15 minutes of class. (I had put on the web cam before class focused on that group that won't behave). The tape played from my computer onto the huge smartboard. And there they were on a huge screen misbehaving. You could have heard a pin drop when they realized that they had been "on camera" misbehaving. Then I said, "no, it seems I was right, you were talking and ignoring me when I told you to stop talking...here it is right here!" The kid looked like a deflated balloon. I said "first you were talking and the camera got you talking, then it got you calling your teacher a lyer. Your parents and the principal should be very interested to see this...And I also have a tape from yesterday when you were throwing paper and misbeving while I was reviewing for our test". (bluffing, I didn't have one!)
The other kids in the class started clapping.



They had no idea where the camera was and were looking all over the room.
Of course I erased it soon as the class left. But I think my little problem with those 5 kids is history. They were VERY attentive the rest of the class. 3 of them failed last year, so they HAVE to learn the material this year.

Ended up having a great rest of the day at school, my own class got extra PE and we played baseball and I had fun out with friends last night listening to a jazz band. Something tells me next week ought to be pretty good with a LOT of learning going on!

CyndiM
08-29-2009, 08:11 AM
Good morning :coffee2: I'll be putting a second pot on soon as my first cup met with a very unfortunate accident. It's very wet, cool and gray here too, tropical storm leftovers I think.

Ruth - My Mom makes a marinated veggie salad with broccoli, cauliflower, grape tomatoes, cukes, & sweet onions with her own vinaigrette dressing. I always go through a couple of batches when I'm there :)
I'm in the same stocking up mode right now too. Ran 9 trays of zuke and 1 of eggplant yesterday and want to get a full batch of greens then another of squash & eggplant before bed.

Cottage - I've seen people trellis those viney plants to open up space. I have a hard time imagining pumpkins on a trellis though!

Debbie - We had lots of slugs this year but it was exceptionally wet in the East. The jam sounds yummy :)

Chelby - Wow, high school flashbacks! Have a great time tonight :)

Cat - wow, great idea! I bet next week will be much better.

Nothing too exciting today - dehydrator, bread baking, maybe I'll buy a flat of blueberries and get those in the freezer, house cleaning. If we are good and get chores done today we are going to rent kayaks and play tomorrow :) We do well with bribes.

Yesterday I started mowing the lawn. We haven't been out since before the heat wave and it was ridiculous. It's going to require two passes just to be a lawn again.

With all that grass I started my new lasagna bed for next spring. I'm going to use it for tomatoes to prevent any spread of this year's fungus diseases. That crazy bed was amazing this year. The plants are so big and loaded with fruit that they started breaking over the top of the cages, and I have the large cages! Unlike pretty much everyone around me I have a big crop of plum tomatoes from just 4 plants. Lasagna beds are definitely the way to go with heavy feeders like tomatoes. I think I will top all my beds in that style this fall, might save on all those bags of compost in the spring.

Hope your day is pleasant no matter the weather.

femmecreole
08-29-2009, 09:23 AM
Cyndi, I wanna see pics of that lasagna bed when it gets going!
I have an area in my backyard that was at one time the end of the long driveway that lead to the end of my property. (we put a fence and stone "planter" across it years ago to make a courtyard area) It has tons of shell under gravel and is now a shady area from the bamboo next door..no way to dig into it. So last year I started just adding stuff to it like peat and grass clippings trying to build it up lasagna style. Think maybe by the spring I can make a nice shade garden out of it with hostas, impatients and other shade stuff.

Xan
08-29-2009, 10:10 AM
This is "dawn" for me, and all of you have beaten me here! I've had computer/internet connection problems for the past two weeks. They were finally solved midweek, and it took me the rest of the week to dig out and catch up with emails. (I had a spotty connection, in and out. And I couldn't receive phonecalls for TWO WEEKS -- I switched back to our local phone company.)

I'm preparing for school, so all week, and part of next, I'm doing syllabi and handouts. Nothing exciting. I love reading about your canning and freezing, but I can't imagine doing it! :) It's gray ands rainy here, too, but we're so happy it's not the usual 100 hot, sticky degrees we don't care.

Cat, I love your story. You may have changed those children's lives with your webcam experiment!

DaisyDuck
08-29-2009, 10:11 AM
Good morning! Overcast up here in Michigan, but I like cooler weather as long as it doesn't go all the way into cold. I'm ready for fall to start, it's my favorite season. My 14-month old son is a bit off today (moody) and he got sick after dinner last night (bye-bye dinner!) so I'm keeping an eye on him. And my husband had to take his mom to the emergency room last night because her sore throat shifted into a severe ear infection.

Due to start Phase II on Monday, the same day school starts. It seems like it's not that different from Phase I, aside from the slow additions of grains and fruit (and wine maybe). Is it more restrictive than Phase I in any way?

Hope you all are having a good weekend!

Femmecreole, I love your camera trick! Think it would work on undergraduates?

Deana

Lexxiss
08-29-2009, 02:12 PM
Hi Everyone:sunny:

I have zucchini lasagna in the oven and peaches on the counter so I thought I'd check in.

Cat, very interesting story. I do hope next week goes better. The neighbor kids came over for 1/2 hour yesterday and I was exhausted. Don't know how you do it.

Chelby, have fun tonight!

Cyndi, your day sounds like mine. What brand dehydrator do you have? We're going to buy a second one.

Xan, glad to hear your computer is back up. I've missed you around here.

Deanna, I hope your son gets to feeling better. Fall is my second favorite season. Spring is my fav! Enjoy your weekend.

Pearlrose
08-29-2009, 02:45 PM
Hello everyone,

I was going to get on early and got busy starting to clean and organize the house. I think I have all of DD2's toys upstairs in her room now. The downstairs looks wonderful and clean. Now I have to tackle her room and organize and get rid of broken or junk toys and get a bag together to donate good used toys. I am having her help me get rid of her "baby" toys.

Ruth- hope your BBQ didn't get rained out.

Cottage- Hope that breakfast changed the attitude.

Cyndi- you will have to post pics of your lasagne bed



Debbie- Did you get your nice walk in?

Chelby- Did you get your dance on with Auston and Jeff?

Cat- Wonderful story- It will be interesting to see how they behave next week.

Cyndi- you will have to post pics of your lasagne bed

Xan- glad you got your internet back up its hard to get caught up if you don't keep up with your emails.

Deana- Hope your DS and MIL are both feeling better.

As for the rest of my day I am waiting for DD1 to come home from church and then I am taking her and a friend shopping for a Homecoming dress. We are hitting the clearance racks at Macy's they normally have the prom dresses at 75% off now - hope my streak of finding a dress for around $30 bucks continues :)

cottagebythesea
08-29-2009, 02:48 PM
Cat, I love your "trick" to get those students to behave! That's a great idea, and Xan is right, you probably changed the coarse of their lives. :)

Debbie, we have two pumpkin plants we planted just to see what they would do, and so far we have 5 pumpkins. One is pretty big already. We had a raised area of yard between the drainpipe and fence that we would toss leaves, grass clippings and other yard debris in, and as an afterthought this year decided to try to grow cantalope, watermelon, pumpkin and cucumbers in there, as there was plenty of room for them to spread out. We put in zucchini, peppers, and a Fall crop of Swiss chard, too, along with 2 hanging tomato plants. Now we have "Garden Fever" big time, and are starting up two raised bed gardens for an even bigger garden next year.

We just finished building one raised bed and I got all my chard moved out of the pumpkin vine's way, but it's too humid to do anything else. The air is so thick that I could serve up slices of it! I'd take a dip in the pool, but the sky is looking pretty forboding right now. It feels pretty good just sitting under the ceiling fan out here on the sunporch with a tall glass of iced tea right now. :)

CyndiM
08-29-2009, 03:09 PM
Sit down moment :)

Xan - Our phone is through our internet and sometimes it drives me crazy.

Deana - Phase II includes all the foods from Phase 1 and the added fruits and whole grains. There are a few helpful threads for making the switch:
What's Your P2 Combo? (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/sbd-frequently-asked-questions/83406-whats-your-p2-combo.html)
Emergency Handbook for Phase 2 (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/sbd-frequently-asked-questions/59321-emergency-handbook-phase-2-a.html)
and the Phase 1.5 to Phase 2 ongoing thread.

Debbie - I have a Nasco Harvestmaster with 10 trays. If I'd realized how much I would like this I would have bought the Excalibur but I was hesitant about the money. I have lots of kitchen gadgets that collect dust so I was being cautious for once. I saw boxes of utility peaches today and am seriously tempted to try that recipe.

Pearl - Good luck bargain hunting :)

Cottage - I think we have your rain. Every year I insist I have enough garden space and every year I expand a little ;)

The original lasagna bed pictures: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/attachments/south-beach-diet/32547d1243251342-monday-cluckings-lasagna_garden.jpg

I will have to get out there and take a picture of the crazy tomatoes :) It's still raining so not today. The crockpot is on and it's time to get the bread going. Good thing I like fall; weather!

SunshineCA
08-29-2009, 04:11 PM
Happy Saturday all! :)

It's extremely hot here today but that's the price we pay for beautiful weather I guess. :) The air quality sucks rocks because of the fires we're surrounded by.

Not too much going on today. As usual, I'll do some things around the house. Chores? Does it ever end?

The little one is hanging out with his Dad for the weekend. My daughter is hanging out with friends later. The oldest is still in New York. Hmmm....sounds like I'll have a nice, quiet evening to myself. Maybe I'll check out a movie at the local theater or enjoy a relaxing evening at home with a movie and some Cabernet Sauvignon. Hmmm....:chin:

Barb0522
08-29-2009, 04:33 PM
Ran some errands and got my hair cut. Nothing much else going on except on hold with AT&T to disconnect dialup we got many years ago and I no longer use. Not sure what I'm going to do with the rest of the day.

sophie
08-29-2009, 06:28 PM
Hi Chickies

Checking in from beautiful sunny Alberta. Daughter and SIL are back from Vegas. My daughter works for Flight Centre and had a promotional trip to Vegas. We have been babysitting our 2 year old grandson and although we are tired it has been a wonderful time. Just love him to pieces. Went to Banff with him and the drive thru the Rockies was beautiful. The trip here thru Canada wasn't that great because the weather was dreadful.
We are babysitting again next week since she has to go to Seattle and then it will be a slow drive home. Wish I could say that every day was on plan but not so although I have been having alot of salads.
take care
Sophie
will check in again when I am home

SunshineCA
08-30-2009, 12:13 AM
Home with Cabernet won. ;)

cottagebythesea
08-30-2009, 07:19 AM
Good Sunday morning! It's looking pretty darned gloomy, but at least last night's rain is out of here. I'm glad I got my chard plants moved yesterday, as the rain will help get them settled in their new home. :)

There's nothing on my schedule today except for catching up with the laundry and maybe baking a chocolate zucchini cake for my friend who is recuperating from her 15th shoulder surgery in a year, poor dear. And the kids will most likely be over later this afternoon, expecting to be fed. I'm not sure what to make for dinner, as it's too hot to turn on the oven and may be too rainy to cook out on the grill. Maybe something in the crockpot?

Ruthxxx
08-30-2009, 07:28 AM
Happy last Sunday of the summer that wasn't! The party last night went on despite the rain and it actually cleared up and was glorious. Lots of fun and way too much food and wine.

Today will be more of the same at my sister's luncheon at the farm. Rain is in the forecast starting at noon so it'll be indoors - not a problem as Joan has a large farmhouse with a family room and screened porch addition. I have to devil three dozen eggs so had better get cracking if they are to be "set" for noon. I put cream cheese in them and they need to chill a bit.

Hope your last Sunday of August is fun and peaceful.

femmecreole
08-30-2009, 08:05 AM
Good Morning!
Gloomy and rainy here too as it was yesterday afternoon.
Spent all day long yesterday working on powerpoint reading lessons for this week and grading papers. Still have to enter all the grades online this morning. Got a little housework done, but never made it to the grocery store yesterday so have to get that chore done today. We did go out to eat breakfast yesterday morning and while out went to the dollar store and I was able to get 10 Thesaurus and found a bunch of sentence strips and wiped them out of those (usually about 7 bucks a pack at teacher supply place)

Got myself one of those cute netbooks this week, so I can sit on my bed to make powerpoints etc, and then just bring the little netbook back and forth to school. I love that thing. Just not sure of how much "time" I have in the internet package yet. Don't want to go over the bytes! But it's great when my husband wants to play on this computer and I have work to do.

CyndiM
08-30-2009, 08:27 AM
Good morning :coffee2: I'm just sitting down with breakfast after taking care of last night's batch of dried zucchini.

Cottage - 15 shoulder surgeries sounds pretty awful. Hope this one does the trick for her.

Ruth - Sounds like lots of fun up in the Delta :)

Cat - I wondered who those netbooks work for. Makes perfect sense. I hope you will get some down time today.

Sunshine - Sounds like a lovely evening :)

Sophie - :wave: it's nice to see you

Barb - I have one of those dial-up accounts too. Time to give up my old email address.

There will be more dehydrating and freezing today, but some fun too. We worked extra hard yesterday so we could get some time to play today. We are going to a nearby park to rent kayaks. DP hasn't tried it yet so should be interesting :) Now if the sun would just peek out a little it would be perfect.

femmecreole
08-30-2009, 09:00 AM
Cyndi, thanks for that link to garden shot. We have the same raised beds. Love them! Did you plant right away or give it time to "blend" first?

CyndiM
08-30-2009, 09:25 AM
I planted in that one immediately. We had a big pile of leaf mulch from last fall, so largely composted already, and used that as the base. I'm building a large bed this fall for next year's tomatoes. Now I just have to come up with a better way to stake the beasts :)

Pearlrose
08-30-2009, 10:06 AM
Good morning everyone,

It looks to be a beautiful morning here, the sun is already out. On agenda for today is church and then need to finish up some chores here will try to get outside this afternoon and enjoy the nice weather.

We had success finding the perfect dress for DD1- it ended up costing $50 original it was $125, but she loved it so much, I said okay.

Have a great day everyone.

Lexxiss
08-30-2009, 10:52 AM
Hope your last Sunday of August is fun and peaceful.

Thanks, Ruth. I had a moment of truth reading your post. August is really over. We do have one more summer weekend with Labor Day coming. The pool goes back to winter hours a week from Tuesday. Deviled eggs sounds so good. I may pull out my little DE pan and make some. Enjoy your family time.

Cottage, is there a SB sort of friendly recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Cake? If not, I may make the carrot cake and use zucchs instead. I picked a zeppelin yesterday and gave it to the neighbors. I'm like you with garden fever, it's going to be a long winter for me.

Pearlrose, your DD's dress sounds perfect. Nice it was on sale. Enjoy your putzing around day.

SunshineCa, hope you enjoyed your peaceful night at home. Doesn't it feel wonderful to be home and healthy, rather than on another "bingefest". :lol:

Cyndi, we bought a new dehydrator. It's a Nesco Snackmaster "Encore". This was the one I could buy in town and we have 10 trays. We'll try it on peaches later today. Thanks for the info.

Cat, I just love the dollar store. Enjoy your Sunday. I really like hearing about your classes and students.

Me, time to pack up the computer and some misc stuff and head over the passes. Family comes in tomorrow. We'll be back here Thurs, and I don't feel like cleaning so we'll catch that before everyone else arrives. I do have to do something with the kitchen-peach mess everywhere. The jars do look beautiful, and I'm excited to taste the product and give a report on canning with Agave.

Have a great day everyone!

femmecreole
08-30-2009, 11:31 AM
Cyndi, have you seen those neat spiral stakes at gardener's supply (http://www.gardeners.com/Rainbow-Spiral-Supports/VegetableGardening_Supports,36-377,default,cp.html)? I was thinking about ordering some for next year. (they are on sale now) I got some of the ladder ones this year, but the spirals look cool. I am going to try to buy 1 big pot every month and put them around my fence for veggies next summer.

Barb0522
08-30-2009, 11:43 AM
I had plans to exercise last night but I got paged while picking up stuff for dinner in the grocery store and spent 1 1/2 hours working. I ended up just fixing dinner, eating and then going to bed soon. Not much planned for today but I WILL make it to the gym.

SunshineCA
08-30-2009, 12:00 PM
Sunshine - Sounds like a lovely evening :)

It was! ;)

posted by Lexxiss
SunshineCa, hope you enjoyed your peaceful night at home. Doesn't it feel wonderful to be home and healthy, rather than on another "bingefest".

Yeah, peaceful until the teenagers came home. :lol: Overall, I had a wonderful, stayed-on-plan night. ;) No "binge-fest" in sight. :)

Lexxiss
08-30-2009, 12:24 PM
Hi Barb. Have fun at the gym.

Sophie, you probably won't read this but it was nice to see you. I've started my fall knitting.

Sunshine, happy Sunday.

Chelby29
08-30-2009, 12:32 PM
It's raining like crazy here, but at least the lightning has stopped. It was almost scary this morning. We lost power 3 times. Jeff was supposed to grill ribs and butts outside today, but that plan is fallen through. I got a lovely ham to cook. Do you think I could cook it in the crock pot? It just needs to heat up.

We had so much fun at Sing-Along Grease last night. I sang way too loud! :D I am still in love with John Travolta. WOW, that man is good looking!

Cat, I love your video story! So far, Auston is still horrified when others get in trouble. Hopefully that will keep him out of trouble for a while. :)

Ruth, Tell me about your eggs. I love cream cheese.

Chelby29
08-30-2009, 12:33 PM
Debbie, Just want you to know that I'm watching your ticker. Sure is looking good! :)

cottagebythesea
08-30-2009, 01:19 PM
Chelby, your ham will do just fine in the crockpot, but you may want to add a little water in the pot, too.

Debbie, my recipe for the Chocolate Zucchini Cake is pure food porn, but since I'm giving it away, I'm not concerned. ;) The cake is absolutely delicious, though.

The cake is in the oven now, and smells wonderful. It's funny, but I get just as much enjoyment and satifaction just smelling the cake, as actually eating it. :dizzy: The sun decided to spend the day with us, and it's just gorgeous here. The GC may get to play in the pool, afterall. :) Laundry is almost done, and I'm about to pour another cup of coffee and read the Sunday papers before the kids show up.

DaisyDuck
08-30-2009, 01:48 PM
Cyndi, thanks for the links! I start Phase II tomorrow, along with the first day of school.

Both my son and my mil seem like they're doing somewhat better, especially the little one. More energy today anyway and less needy.

Following the SB dining guide I tried my first Jimmy John's unwich yesterday and really liked it. There's one next to campus and I anticipate having lunch there regularly now.

Hope the end of the weekend is going well for everyone!

Deana

TwynnB
08-30-2009, 05:33 PM
Hello y'all!

Had a lovely vacation. Really enjoyed ourselves at the cabin in NY. I was WAY bad, but part of it knowing I'd start phase I (to 1.25 or so) on Monday, just to get cravings/snackings under control. It's a lot nicer with a 4 and 6 year old not to sit there and stare at them eating bad food every day! I went grocery shopping today, and have the meals planned out :D. That is the biggest key!!

Daisy - the 'unwich'? I haven't been around for a week...I LOVE Jimmy Johns!! Hmmm....I'm going to have to check that out!

I hope to be popping in more often, helps to keep on track!

Hopefully, I'll be posting pics soon!!

SunshineCA
08-30-2009, 06:26 PM
Sunshine, happy Sunday.

Happy Sunday to you too Debbie! :hug:

Barb0522
08-30-2009, 06:54 PM
I went to the gym that is a little farther but has built in fans on the bikes. I got an hour in as well as some weights and it felt good. I even got a call from the library that the newest JD Robb book I had on hold came in. Yeah! Love those books. I'm done with meal planning and just back from the grocery store and I'll pick up Brian in an hour. I'm waiting on dinner until I find out if his Dad fed him or not.

DaisyDuck
08-30-2009, 09:42 PM
TwynnB - they make you a sandwich but wrap it in lettuce and then wrap that in their paper wrapper so you can unwrap it as you eat. No bread, pretty cool, although you have to see all their different breads when you go into the store!

Chelby29
08-30-2009, 09:57 PM
Just so you know... Ham in a crockpot is perfect!