South Beach Diet - Friday Fun Talk
01-15-2010, 07:28 AM
Hey gals! I can't believe I'm posting the first one.
We're all ready to go to Washington tomorrow. I am SO PSYCHED. I love vacations! Because I have a 5 year old and live in New York City, camp planning starts now because everything fills up by the end of January. So I'm also planning our summer vacations. On the way back from Washington we're going to stop at the Jersey Shore (no, not Seaside!) and look at a house we intend to rent for a week in August with some friends. We've got our Florida trip planned for March, which just leaves a 5 day weekend in November to plan. I'm thinking Chicago or Montreal.
How is everyone this morning?
01-15-2010, 07:44 AM
Good morning and thanks for starting us up. Your vacation plans sound great. I'm looking forward to Florida mid-March too when I'll be spending quality time with my grand daughter Tayler at Disney!
I'm spending some time shredding papers this morning as I did a major purge of my files yesterday. Donna comes to clean at nine and I have the gym at 7:30 so I'd better get my butt in gear.
See y'all later.
01-15-2010, 07:57 AM
Thanks for getting us started Mmc. I, too, am on the run this AM. Wanted to say hi! We're packing the car, headed to funderland. I need to keep moving!
Have a great Friday everyone. I'm ready for some fun!
01-15-2010, 07:58 AM
Good morning chicks!
MMCK - wow! the vacations sound great!! Enjoy your weekend trip, I am truly envious!
Ruth - LOL...shredding papers at 6 am on a Friday...and I thought I was wild!
Me - OMG..I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new cabinets. Of course, the crown moulding and countertops aren't even on yet, but I gasped when I saw the cabinets up! Luckily for me, oak now is the cheapest wood...to my delight! I can't wait to post pictures when it's all done...which will be a bit if I include finishing the ceiling, walls, etc...but we're getting there!
I think I'm going to do a long outdoor run today...it's going to be 40! That's actually great running weather. I did okay with eating on plan yesterday...not perfect, but not bad either. Did it by going to the Korean restaurant in town...YUM!! I'm not sure what I ate, but it was good! (fresh bean sprouts, some kind of sliced root...dunno...)
Have a great Friday chicks!
01-15-2010, 08:33 AM
Good morning all:) I have vacation envy!
Mmc - congrats on your great PH1 loss:) Have fun on your travels.
Ruth - Glad you had a nice birthday. Is Tayler old enough for rides or more into Micky and the Princesses? I hate purging but love when it's done!
Debbie - What/where is Funderland? Enjoy.
Twynn - I can't wait to see your pictures. Isn't it amazing how warm 40 feels when it has been so cold?
Off for my weekly mother-daughter workout. Guests for dinner tonight so I need to get the meat marinating.
I had an interesting experience today and am curious what you all think. I read a blog entry (at the suggestion of the blogger after she read mine) and she had written about obese fat women vs. skinny fat women. I commented to her that I think we share many of the same emotions, struggles, and experiences regardless of how much we have to lose and that weight bias goes both ways. She may not like what I said:(
What do you think? Does size matter when we struggle with weight?
01-15-2010, 08:41 AM
Waisting time - is it a public blog, can we read it too?
I think everyone has their demons. When I first started coming to this site, I almost felt...insignificant? because I only had 20 lbs to lose. But I still hated myself in the mirror, couldn't stand trying on clothes, etc. etc. And it was still hard to change my mindset of foods that I eat on a daily basis.
I remember telling my DH...."I would have to work reallllly hard to lose the weight that I have, and it's just not that important to me". This was after going to the gym every day early, but not making the dietary changes. Little did I know, it wasn't that hard to change my diet!! (I haven't had a fast food burger in 20 months...and I don't miss it!)
So, coming from someone that only needed to lose 20 lbs...no! size doesn't matter!
01-15-2010, 08:46 AM
Good morning :coffee2: The weekend is almost here and the weather is perfect :dancer:
Mmc - Have a wonderful time away! I love the idea of vacation planning now. We area often last minute planners but I've been thinking we should do some planning. After all if I get a new job I want to be able to tell them I already have some time planned ;) The only thing definitely planned is our May week in Maine.
Ruth - Happy cleaning out :) Hope the sun is out up your way today.
Debbie - Safe drive and enjoy the water. See you on the other side.
Twynn- Now I'm thinking about Korean food :drool: Enjoy that run
Waisting - Heavy topic so early in the morning. I'd be interested to see your thoughts on the subject. I think there are more factors than how much weight we want to lose. I've found that lifelong weight issues vs. more situational gain (pregnancy lbs, for example) create very different experiences and different needs when planning. Seems everyone can relate to "having a few lbs to lose" but lots of people want to pass judgment on the obese. :shrug: However my super thin daughter is often the victim of unfortunate comments and judgment too - is she anorexic, unhealthy, etc. Kid eats more than I do and is super healthy, she just has great metabolism and loves to work out.
Gotta run because I'm behind schedule today. Hope you get a chance to enjoy some of the lovely weather!
01-15-2010, 08:56 AM
Today is day 6 of phase 1. I have lost 5 pounds as of this morning. YEAH!!!
No time for personals this morning. Still super tired, and so glad it is the weekend.
I am spending my weekend catching up on homework. I am not sure why I thought going back to school to finally finish my degree was a good idea with being a mom of two, wife, full time employee. I am working on my business degree. I am taking Macroeconomics and Business Calculus this term.
01-15-2010, 09:07 AM
Tammie - Congrats on your weight loss! I don't think I could go back to school at my age because my memory is so bad I'd never pass a test!
Cyndi - I agree that weight prejudice goes both ways. Funny, isn't it.
Twynn - if you are interested you can find it at the link below. I don't think size matters either, but I am like you and more of a "skinny" fat girl:) But what I read on this forum and on blogs reinforces to me that there are very universal shared experiences regardless of how much we need to lose.
Good morning ladies- not a ton going on here- just called my boss in effort to get off work today, I think it will work btw! lol. I totally blew my no alcohol thing last night. I drank a whole bottle of wine-for dinner! I just felt so stressed, I have an appt with the dr monday but if they tell me I can take off work then I will see if I can squeeze in somewhere today... other than that my plans are to organize! organize! declutter! get some of this stress out of my life! its really weighing on me... I think maybe hormones may be playing a part in my mood as well!!!
01-15-2010, 09:18 AM
Here I am slinking in here with my coffee after indulging in a luxurious sleep-in. :coffee: I love Fridays!
I'll be back shortly, I just got a phone call to deal with!
01-15-2010, 10:00 AM
Ruth- Happy Belated Birthday.
We had a conflicker virus outbreak at work so extremely busy at work that past few days so no time for personals.
I just got a moment to breathe this morning so wanted to say Hi.
01-15-2010, 10:24 AM
This morning started out with a mini-crisis with Maggie that had to be taken care of, but all is happily resolved now, so I can get on with my weekend.
Except for a couple loads of laundry and a quick swiffering through the house, I plan to settle in and finish reading my book. Although I may take a walk over to the drugstore if the promised sun comes out later.
01-15-2010, 10:49 AM
MMc - have a good time, if you decide to go to Montreal a side trip to Quebec City would be great, you can walk on the oldest street in North America and have no fear everyone speaks English. Montreal is fun too but its hometown to me.
Ruth - enjoy your gym
Debbie - have a safe trip and enjoy funderland after your very busy week.
Twynn - glad you like your new cabinets. Its nice to see things come together.
Waisting time - I have to think about your subject.
Cyndi - Enjoy your perfect weekend weather.
Tammies - you are one busy lady. Going back to school with two kids must be a challenge.
rdw - hope you get destressed this weekend
Cottage - enjoy your book. I meant to ask you when you soak your oatmeal in almond milk over night do you cook it too.
Pearlrose - hi
me - Went to the walking clinic twice this week but I don't think I will join, they do speed walking and its just not me. Christmas is gone from this house and I have to do some serious cleaning after slacking off for a while.
Nothing else on the agenda.
01-15-2010, 10:55 AM
Good morning Sophie! To answer your question, after soaking my oatmeal overnight, I like to pop it in the microwave for about 2 minutes, just to warm it up. In the warmer months though, I eat it cold right from the fridge. It's my favorite way to make oatmeal these days. :)
01-15-2010, 10:59 AM
Rikki, I have BEEN THERE. Does drinking wine make you crave? I'm worried about that when I reintroduce it (Saturday night whoo hooo).
01-15-2010, 10:59 AM
Good morning, everyone! Things are a bit crazy here. After that sleepless night I got behind on absolutely EVERYTHING and since that we have a 3-day weekend, I'm scrambling to catch up. I have a huge stack on my desk to finish this morning and I've got to get the house cleaned because we're having people over for football on Sunday. At least I'll be able to rest up on Monday!
I hope everything is well!
01-15-2010, 11:42 AM
Good Morning:sunny: from the :sunny: Western Slope of :sunny: Colorado!
Thanks for the safe travel wishes. We had an uneventful trip. I've got just a few minutes before I head out to :swim: and bounce around in the water. It's cold, but dry.
It's been quite chatty this morning. I'd love to sit down later and say hi to everyone. I'll drop back by as soon as I get home. I have a clean house, a new hat pattern that Sophie sent me (thanks!) and lots of coffee and yarn! Now that's sounding like Friday Fun.
Have a great day everyone! Thanks for always being here for me.
01-15-2010, 01:35 PM
Good Morning/Afternoon! :wave:
Busy morning this morning, so I haven't had time to check in til now - my lunch break. We're heading to Massachusetts for the long weekend, my DH and the dog are going to pick me up at school and we'll head south from here so I had lots of last minute packing and organizing to do before school.
I'm looking forward to the weekend, I'm taking our snowshoes along and my mom has a set that we got her for Christmas several years ago so I'm hoping to get out with her a few times and maybe with my sister, too. :) I've got a big project planned for her laundry room and I'm hoping to get that done over the weekend too. Whatever we end up doing though, it's always nice to have a change in routine. :D
I read the posts but no time for personals as the kids are lined up on the playground already. I'm taking my laptop along so I expect to be around over the weekend, but probably not tonight....
Those of you traveling - be safe and have fun!
Those of you relaxing at home this weekend - enjoy!
01-15-2010, 04:52 PM
really stressed out. not a good day. I leave for NY tonight. ARRRGH~!
Happy Friday. will write more tomorrow when I am chained indoors after meeting my new niece because I have THAT much homework!
01-15-2010, 05:10 PM
Heidi and Jenn, have a safe trip and have a good time. I'll bet you're excited to see your new niece, Jenn!
Debbie, I'm glad you made it safely to the other side of the mountain and funderland!
My excitement for the day was to take my car for a spa day. It was so covered with roadsalt and grime that I couldn't tell what color it was anymore. Now it's all clean and shiny again. At least until it snows, LOL!
Jake just walked in the door and his eyes lit up when he smelled the aroma of the apple pie I have baking. I played with the ingredients to make it SBD friendly, and I hope it tastes as good as it smells. I made an oatmeal crust for it and am looking forward to having a piece for my treat tonight.
01-15-2010, 06:48 PM
Jenn I am there with you. I am locking myself away this weekend to finish homework.
01-15-2010, 08:05 PM
I think it's officially "the weekend"!
Mmc, Jenn, Heidi and Cyndi-safe travels if I don't catch you in the morning.
Ruth, you may have all your spring cleaning done before spring!
Tammie, :goodluck: with all the homework and plugging ahead w/P1. You are determined going to school. I have 15 cr. left for a degree and decided at my age I probably wouldn't do it. I loved math, but had a really tough time with calculus.
Cottage, I hope you got lots of reading in and that your SBD apple pie tastes as good as it smelled.
Kim, I hope you can catch a nap somewhere in your scrambling.
Sophie, :wave: I picked the yarn for your hat pattern. Hope you got all "cleaned up" :lol:
Waisting, interesting subject....all I can say right now is I wish I had done something when it was only 20 pounds. It actually seems easier now-when I tried losing 10 or 20 it seemed impossible. FYI-I was raised in Colo, but spent 23 yrs in Alaska...back here to be near my Mom...we have 2 homes-Western Slope I call funderland all my friends and fun things here. On the Eastern slope we're higher in altitude, more remote and no friends-but Mom is there.
Rikki, I hope you're feeling better. Funny the wine feels better the night before. Stress stinks!
Twynn, you should post your park for everyone again. When you say you're running outside, I always imagine you're there. Yay for cabinets you love love love!
See ya'll tomorrow!
01-15-2010, 08:13 PM
Cottage thanks for the info on how you make your oatmeal. I will soak it tonight.
Debbie - Glad that you understood my instructions, have fun.
me - movie night and a glass of wine.
01-15-2010, 08:19 PM
Hmm, I think I'm going to try some oatmeal in Greek yogurt and applesauce overnight. I've done it with muesli but that has wheat flakes in. I need a quick but filling breakfast in the morning. Thanks Cottage :)
01-15-2010, 10:31 PM
I'm going to try that oatmeal, too!
Hi Friends! Seems like since my long Christmas vacation/holidays/weather days, I've been having a VERY hard time getting out of bed in the mornings. Excuses!!! I hear you! :D
Hope you all are having a nice Friday night.