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02-23-2010, 04:53 AM
Welcome girls and boys! It's a great day! I'm going to the bank today and food shopping for fruits. I also plan to get a radio while I'm out. I'm gonna weigh myself later on today and change my ticker (HOPEFULLY)! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

02-23-2010, 06:22 AM
Okie, weigh first thing in the morning. That's when we are at our lowest. It'll be nice to see the ticker change.

The back is easing off a bit but I sure couldn't do my full routine at the gym yesterday. :shrug: Today is an "at home" day and I may work in a wee nap since I woke way too early. Naps are difficult with two dogs who love to be on the bed with me. Jazz is a real party boy and thinks it's playtime.

We have wet and sticky snow today and probably for the rest of the week so it's a good day to stay home.

Have a good day and don't strain your brain too much with thinking!

02-23-2010, 06:45 AM
Good morning :coffee2: In a fog this morning. We are expecting part of this week's crazy snow. I'm so glad I didn't try to get to my parents this week! I'm going in for a half day more or less today then planning to WFH tomorrow. Last storm I had my tense drive home for the year and I'm not making that mistake again (Until next year when I forget!).

Okie - I think we are all as excited about your weigh in as you :)

Ruth - Glad to hear the back is letting up a little. Were you able to find a new chair? Happy napping :)

Cottage - Is Cindy still going to try the drive tomorrow?

Now I need to drink more coffee and wake up :) How is your day shaping up?

02-23-2010, 06:46 AM
Good morning! :coffee2:

Okie, I hope you see what you want on the scale today!

Ruth, enjoy your "at home" day, and nurse your back. Did you look at any new desk chairs yesterday? I hope you're feeling better soon! :hug:

It's drizzling here, but not cold enough to freeze on the roads. I'm doing some baking at Cindy's this morning, and it will be a good day for it. I think I'll light a fire in fireplace in the kitchen while I'm working to make it all nice and cozy. :) I'm not going to Vermont with them, so I'm looking forward to a nice, long weekend. :)

Here's a latte for you, Cyndi! :coffee2: Yes, Cindy and the girls are driving up tomorrow, and Richard is going to fly his plane up on Thursday, so I won't have to go along. I think we're finally going to dodge this next snow.

02-23-2010, 06:47 AM
I gotta get a new scale Ruth or else I would weigh in the morning. I can fit into a 2x comfortably! I'm wearing a size 2x in men's pants! Not too long before I get into an X. I am sooooooooo proud of myself for committing myself to a healthier lifestyle. Once I started, it wasn't too hard! Have a great day Ruth and other chickies!

02-23-2010, 06:58 AM
Good morning friends! :wave:

Okie, I'll be keeping an eye on your ticker! :)

Ruth, I'm glad you're going to take it easy today and give your back a little rest. I hope the dogs will cooperate so you can get a nice nap in!

Cyndi, how much snow is headed your way? I was shocked this morning to hear that they're predicting 8 - 12 inches for us. (Happy - but shocked. lol That's a big jump from the 4" they were predicting yesterday.)

Good morning Linda - you made Cindy's kitchen sound very cozy. As much as I enjoy my classroom I'm sitting here thinking, "Oooh, I wish I was baking in front of a fireplace this morning!". :lol: Enjoy your morning!

Rain/freezing rain predicted for us this afternoon. I've got my class so I'm hoping the higher ups will do a blanket "All after school activities canceled" announcement. It's so hard to figure out whether or not to cancel otherwise. Some use the group for recertification credits so every missed session has to be made up, but some have quite a drive home afterward and we run til 6 pm. (My real problem is that I always like EVERYONE to be happy. lol And I don't think that's going to happen this afternoon. ;))

Enjoy your day! :hug:

Oh, a new scale Okie? I hope you find one you really like!

02-23-2010, 07:08 AM
Heidi- They're saying 4-8 today and 4-8 tomorrow so could be a lot. I'm not thrilled with snow when it's this warm because it will be heavy. Guess we were due though I was hoping for an early spring ;) Saw some bulb buds yesterday, boy are they going to be surprised!
I hope they make the smart call for you this afternoon. Safe travel

Cottage - I'm sorry you won't make it to Vermont but this might have been a tough week to meet you anywhere. Enjoy those days off :) Oh, and thanks for the latte. I've really been enjoying those lately :)

I'm going to skip my morning workout and leave early to hit the grocery store. It will be crazy busy by mid-morning and I'd like to avoid that. Sadly I need coffee so I absolutely must go!

02-23-2010, 07:13 AM
Thanks Heidi! The scale I currently use has been giving me crazy readings! First, I'm 309, then a second later I'm at 300!

02-23-2010, 07:22 AM
Good Morning Everyone! I really overslept today so I'm just popping in to say Happy Tuesday!!!

02-23-2010, 07:23 AM
Morning all :),
Okie, good luck with the weigh in, that's one crazy scale. I have a WW one that is usually pretty accurate.
Ruth, glad your back is feeling a little better. Yay for mid day naps, I could sure use one of those somedays, I usually sneak them in on weekends.
Cyndi, hope you fair ok in the snow today.
Cottage, baking sounds great. What are you making?
Heidi, hope you have a good day at school. It takes a TON of snow to cancel anything in NYC. We had one day this year, that's the most we'll get. I've been there 8 years and we've had 3 days in that time period, crazy.

As for me, I had a great double workout yesterday. Gonna do cardio and then an hour long yoga class tonight that I adore and look forward to ALLLL week. I had a delicious night of sleep last night, I'm starting to think i'm not getting enough of that to help my weight loss....thoughts?

02-23-2010, 07:35 AM
Good morning chicks! THanks for the coffee....a latte will be next :D.

I gotta get the day going, so no personals for now. This cold is still all up in my head, and I was a bit wiped yesterday, so no exercise yet. I want to feel great by the weekend!!

Nothing exciting a long one. Hopefully it will be busy so that it goes by quickly. Bring lots of healthy foods (I finally discovered the fresh pea pods in the veggie worth the extra money...) for good snacks. I eat more when I'm bored!

Have a great one!

02-23-2010, 07:36 AM
Good morning! I just got back from the best yoga and pilates class! I have never done pilates before, but it was fantastic. I really enjoyed the class. We have a really busy day today so it was the perfect break in the middle! Avery finished her phonics and Kadyn has done her grammar, phonics, math, and violin already before school and she told me she wants to do more math when she gets home. Who am I to argue with that?! Connor also finished his math before school! Such a productive household today! Connor still has to do his violin practice when he gets home, and make sure he did his homework properly, and then we're off to Cub Scouts for Connor and ballet for the girls. Tom will pick up Connor from Cub Scouts and take him to martial arts and if the girls get out of ballet on time, I'll drop them off with Tom and then go to step class. I also have *my* first ballet class this evening and I'm really excited about it! I got the third floor dusted, swept, and vacuumed this morning. That's usually Monday's chore, but I was at MOPS yesterday so it didn't get done. I've got the last of three loads of laundry in the dryer and then I'll fold that before the kids get back from school. I also cleaned the downstairs bathroom, entry, and shoe room today. I won't have time to declutter anything today, but at least I got the regular chores done. We're having leftover "beef" casserole with mock cornbread for lunch, so I just have to make a salad to go with that.

And the exciting news...I definitely saw 138 on the scale this morning, which means I made my February goal!!! Two months in a row! Now, granted, my goal was only two pounds, but I did it. It took 13 days to lose that second pound, so it looks like two pounds is a good monthly goal for me.

Okie, good luck with your weigh in! I wonder if your scale just needs new batteries?

Ruth, I'm sorry your back isn't at full form yet. Sounds like you need a massage!

Cyndi, enjoy the snow and be careful!

Linda, what a wonderful idea to have a fireplace in the kitchen! I think I might need to see pictures of Cindy's house! We want to eventually build a house and we've been collecting ideas from all the different places we've lived.

Heidi, I hope everything works out with the extracurriculars. Be safe driving!

Lisa, happy Tuesday to you, too!

Lauren, if lack of sleep can impede weight loss, that might be my problem, too. Enjoy your classes tonight!

Tammy, hope you feel better fast!

02-23-2010, 07:36 AM
:) Thanks Lauren.
I live in rural Maine and the sports teams in this part of the state travel an hour+ to get to most of their meets/games. After school activities are canceled if there's any question about buses being safe on the roads.

My daughter grew up here with lots of snow days every winter, and went to college on Long Island (Webb Institute). Every now and then she'd be tired or stressed and mention needing a "good old snow day". :lol: She never got one though.

:wave: Twynne!

:carrot: Hooray Kara! February isn't even over yet!

02-23-2010, 07:59 AM
Good morning.

Okie - Why do you weigh yourself later in the day? Is it after you finally go to bed? Just saw the answer.

Ruth - My dog made it hard for me to nap too:)

Cyndi - Glad you won't be driving.

Cottage -Oh that does sound cozy, fire and oven going.

Heidi - I am sure you have talked about it before, but what is the class?

Litar - Good morning.

Lauren - Your workouts sound great. DH and I started yoga in January and I look forward to those final 10 minutes of relaxation:)

Twynn- I hope you feel better soon. My Costco carries fresh sugar snow peas that are good to snack on.

Kara - Busy! I like pilates and started up again last month. (Mine is not the same day as yoga). I used to love step class! I thought it was a great cardio workout and I had to concentrate on the routine so it kept my mind busy too. I had to give it up 7 years ago since all the high impact stuff did a number on my feet. Ballet too - that will go great with your pilates. Woo hoo on meeting your goal:carrot:

Today we need to get cracking on relocating our office for the basement work on Thursday. Ugh

02-23-2010, 09:15 AM
Good morning, my post yesterday was lost.

Okie - Got my fingers crossed for you.

Ruth - Hope your back heals quickly.

Cyndi - I think your plan is for the best.

Cottage -Have a good day today.

Heidi - Hopefully they will cancel due to the freezing rain.

Litar - Good morning.

Lauren - Doesn't your body feel good after exercising mine is all relaxed afterwards.

Twynn- I hope you feel better soon.

Kara - I love pilates. Have fun at Ballet class tonight.

Karen- Hope you get everything relocated quickly.

As for me today is day 6 of Phase 1 and my eating is so in control again, I feel so much better. I am going to do the full two weeks though just to make sure all the cravings are gone.

Have a great day everyone.

02-23-2010, 10:05 AM
Good morning, everyone! I'm down in the southern part of my county, right on the Mexican border, doing some inspections. The weather is being crazy right now. I'm 100% sure it was in the high 70's yesterday and this morning it's cold and snowing. :lol: DH said that back home (about an hour north) it's really coming down!!

The food here is atrocious. Our usual dining place that serves somewhat healthy fare (some salads and baked chicken) is closed, so we went to the only place open and it was just burgers, enchiladas, chicken fried steak and the like. I really hate this place sometimes. :(

Well, I'm off to shower. We have an appointment to meet a rancher about 45 minutes away. I'm fully expecting him to call and tell us the roads are too bad to make it out there, but until then, we've got to act as though the appointment still stands. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! Stay warm!!

02-23-2010, 10:25 AM
Morning chicks!

Okie - Let us know what the scale says! :lucky:
Ruth - Feel better soon!
Cyndi - Snow stinks...stay safe and warm and fed :shocksn:
Cottage - I am jealous of your fireplace!
Heidi - Stay safe either way they decide. Freezing rain also stinks!
Litar - :wave:
MaryJ - glad you enjoyed your workout!
Twynn- :getwell:
Kara - I've never done pilates but glad you had such a rockin' time!
Karen- I do *not* envy you. hope it all goes smoothly :crossed:
Pearl - Yay for a clean Ph1!
Kim - I hope you can make something work food-wise for you!

As for me, I am at work, eating my yogurt, drinking my V8 and taking it one day at a time. The big NY trip is on Friday as well. I need to figure out where to park the car in the city for not $40/day :lol3:

Happy Tuesday (darn, thought it was Wed!)

02-23-2010, 10:50 AM
Good morning everyone! Look, I came back!!!! So I picked a great day to start Ph1. Apparently we have like 5 people out at work today and I'm late shift, so I'll be playing catch-up ALL day! But, I'm still going to be good. I have Cajun Lentils and Broccoli Cheese Soup made already in the fridge, and there'll be a grocery trip made today for legal fake meats to eat at Chris' house, since I'll likely be there tomorrow through Sunday.

Not looking forward to work now.... but I still have about 25 minutes to relax and sip my green tea. I'll try to post later but I may not have any time at all. Hope everyone has a fabulous OP day!!!!


02-23-2010, 10:58 AM
Good thing I decided to stay home today. The plough just went by and I have a 2 foot bank at the end of the lane. Let's hope Richard has me on his lane clearing list - he has not had to plough much since Christmas.

02-23-2010, 11:39 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Stopped for a quick :wave:. My computer is acting up and I wanted to say hi before running an extensive virus/spyware program. I read everyones posts.....

Ruth, glad your back is doing better-mine is trying to go out along with the computer, so I'm going to be very careful today

Okie, my old home scale didn't seem to be very accurate when I was on the upper end of 200. It meant that I weighed myself later in the day at the gym. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you today.

Hopefully back later with a better running operation. I think the 16 hrs I spent yesterday with the rescue group must have smoked it!

02-23-2010, 01:34 PM
Good Morning Ladies

Glad you are stuck at home instead of being stuck away from home, Ruth. Hope you get dug out soon.

Oh, Lexxiss, computer problems can be sooooo frustrating.... sounds like you've got a handle on it though.

Our out of town company arrived yesterday and nothing has passed my lips that shouldn't have... :D They walked in with bags of junk food... chips, cookies, pretzels, poptarts... everything a growing body needs, right? :dz: We told them we had no problem with them eating that stuff in front of us, but asked them to store it in their room when they aren't eating it... I really don't want it sitting out on the counter or to see it in my pantry when I get in there to get a healthy snack. Why make it any harder than it has to be?

I had a great NSV yesterday... I put on my jeans for the first time last night and they fit me so much better than they did two weeks ago. They pulled right on... no tugging or wiggling... and they buttoned right up. I was a very happy girl...

Have a great day on the beach everyone!

02-23-2010, 07:35 PM
I've had a long draining day. Spent it keeping my mom company in a hospital waiting room. Her husband has some weird sudden onset dementia and won't have anything to do with her so she could not go in his room. More tests run tomorrow so I am sure I will sit with her again. I know it helped her to have me there.

DH was nice enough to bring me clothes (I went from the gym unexpectedly) and healthy snacks:) But he did not make much headway on emptying the office without me. Sigh.

02-23-2010, 07:42 PM
It is pouring rain outside today. I got up and did my weight routine and had my eggs. Had some banking and shopping to do and treated myself to the salad bar (fish, beans, eggs and mushrooms in manageable quantitie). Watched a movie this afternoon and then decided to take a little nap.

I am on the 12th day of Phase I and I am thinking of instant oatmeal, but I will be good and stick to the plan. I really want to be healthy.

Sharon (

02-23-2010, 07:50 PM
I am working late and not liking it one bit! That's ok though. Just thought I'd say HI again.


Everyone have a fabulous evening! :D