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03-16-2010, 04:37 AM
morning all, i'm heading out to work in a few minutes...once i have my coffee. we are supposed to have some very important marines visiting (whatever that means) so i'm sure we will be cleaning up at work til then.

anyways, my bf is off making my lunch while i chat away on here :o

day one went great for me. still not sure how long i will stay on phase one since i eat mostly sbd anyways...but my snacks had gotten way out of control any ideas? hmmm

03-16-2010, 07:00 AM
Good morning, Me4, and thanks for starting us up. Good BF for making your lunch! Does he have a much older brother? ;)

I almost hate to be going to Florida tomorrow as our weather is so nice - 61F is predicted for today and tomorrow. If I get a chance today, I may don my mucker boots and plant those peas in the raised bed.

As usual, I have tons of things to do before I leave for Ottawa mid-afternoon. My plane leaves tomorrow mid-morning but I'm going to town tonight to have dinner with the family and then sleeping at the airport hotel. I'm a bit of a worrier and don't want to chance having to drive to town tomorrow in fog.

Paul worked on sanding the guestroom floor all day yesterday and it looks really good. He'll be back today to do the next step and will also put together my diningroom table. :cb: I will work in the usual last minute stuff - like shortening pants and delling with plants - and take off with the doggage as early as I can. Dropping them off at the kennel means a 15 minute delay while Keith stands outside, smokes a cigarette and "visits".

OK! Breakfast and then get with it. I've already got a load of laundry in the dryer.

03-16-2010, 07:21 AM
:coffee: I heard Jake leave at 4:45, rolled over, and fell promptly back to sleep until 5:30. Ugh, must be the time change. Now I'm running behind.

Me4, thanks for getting us started. We'll have to teach you to put the coffeepot on. ;) Where did you find that BF that will pack your lunch for you? He sounds like a keeper to me!

Ruth, oh no! Not fog, again! You're wise to get to Ottawa before it sets in and makes your drive hairy. I hope there's plenty of warm sunshine in Florida for you to enjoy!

Just a normal Tuesday happening for me. Cindy and I are just about finished putting the last minute touches on packing for their trip, and the girls are getting very excited about it. I think all the rain is finally out of here and we can finally start drying out. :)

03-16-2010, 07:29 AM
Good morning ladies! :wave:

me4, when you say your snacks were out of control do you mean you snacked too often or that they weren't SBD friendly? I love my snacks and they really help me stay full and happy all day long. Yogurt is my standard mid morning snack. I keep a 2 lb container of Light and Fit vanilla on hand and sometimes add berries to it, other times use it as a dip for apples or pears and mostly just eat it as is. My afternoon snacks are usually veggies. I love red pepper strips (or any veggie) with hummus, and cucumbers, carrots or celery with laughing cow cheese wedges. When I have time to cut and cook them butternut squash fries or roasted cauliflower feel like a treat after school! I eat nuts or cheese sticks and v8 for in the car snacks and for something to nibble on when I'm at a meeting with nonSBD refreshments.

Ruth I'd lost track and didn't realize you were leaving for FL tomorrow! :carrot: I hope you're able to get everything done quickly and easily today. I hope the weather is perfect in Orlando but I've got a feeling you'll have a great time with your granddaughter no matter what the weather's like. :) Be safe and have fun - I'll be praying for a safe trip.

I keep reminding myself how much I enjoyed the extra daylight at the end of the day yesterday... cause I sure don't like how dark it is now! :lol: It still feels too early to be getting ready to leave the house. Oh well, each day is getting a little bit longer. I had an extremely small class yesterday, I'm wondering who will show up today. It was kind of fun to have such a small group, we were able to get so much more done and games and things felt different with a half sized group playing. I didn't introduce any new material though, and I put off some assessments that I need to get done so I'm hoping most if not all the kiddos will be back this morning.

Enjoy your Tuesday friends! :hug:

Hi Linda :wave: I just "saw" you when I previewed my post.

03-16-2010, 08:14 AM
Happy Tuesday!

In the process of pulling myself back up. sigh....

Me4, Hi! I can't imagine what I'd find if DH packed my lunch. :D

Ruth, 61! It's only in the mid 50s here. We are WAY below seasonal norms. Have fun visiting The Mouse!

Cottage, Will you do something fun while your girls are on vacation?

Heidi, I'm adding some of your snack ideas to my grocery list.

Me: After the great Virus of 2010, I went back to comfort food. Also, I'm having terrible heartburn issues that the doctor thinks are gallbladder related, but the ultrasound only showed 'dense shadowing'. They want to do another test. I just want better heartburn meds and no more tests. I'm having another talk with the doc today. Anyone want to hear more complaining? :lol:

On a happy note, Auston is invited to a Young Author's Conference this weekend. He wrote and illustrated a book called "Fishing with my Dad". It turned out so cute! My grandmother, who was a writer and a poet, would be so proud of him. :)

03-16-2010, 08:27 AM
It's 6:30 and there are 4 posts. This time change must have kicked everyone's booty! :lol: It's good being a morning person! ;)

03-16-2010, 08:38 AM
Good morning :coffee2: from the land of dial-up where my parents are yelling out the window at the squirrels :dizzy: I slept in again this morning. I need the sleep but Thursday is going to be challenging.

me - It's great to see you back!

Ruth - Spring is the one time of year I don't want to be anywhere else :) Good luck with the peas. I didn't get to mine because of the rain but hope to do it Saturday.

Cottage - What's on your agenda for your time off? Looks like some great weather.
From yesterday's thread - how do you make sure there isn't chicken stock in food you eat out? I got a lot more assertive about ingredients when I realized how often people use that in recipes.

Heidi- Is there a flu going around or is it spring fever?

Chelby - Glad you are feeling better. Good luck with the gall bladder thing. A friend of mine had a heck of a time getting a proper diagnosis for that.

Yesterday was mellow - one thrift store stop and lots of dog walks and relaxing. I made a special dinner (thanks Anne!) to celebrate their anniversary in Feb. Today we have more stops to make. Mom doesn't shop for herself unless I'm around so she saves up places she wants to go. I guess we are going out to breakfast too. Same diner we went to when we were kids :)

Have a good Tuesday.

03-16-2010, 08:57 AM
Morning Everyone!!

Uggghh I did not want to get out of bed. I have to be up by 630 to get kids up and moving. I like to get up about 530 to have me time. Didn't happen today!! LOL My metime was snuggled in my bed still sleeping!!

It is chilly here this morning. Suppose to be in the 60's I am so ready for the 70's!! LOL

Take care


03-16-2010, 08:58 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Thanks for getting us started, Me4. Sounds like an interesting day at work. Sometimes, I snack too much. For me, it's the "mental" part of my continuing issues with food, and doesn't come from physical cravings. While going back to P1 for an amount of time may reign me in for a bit, I have to go back to my issue of not being able to control my eating in a way which allows me to maintain a healthy weight. Best wishes today!

Ruth, be safe and have fun!

Heidi, thanks for taking the time to post your healthy snack ideas.

Cottage, glad the rain has stopped. How are those pansies?

Chelby, that's great about Auston. Sorry your heartburn continues. :hug:

Cyndi, sounds like you're having a nice visit with your folks.

Tammie :wave:

Me, no skiing today...lots of business and a monthly meeting here. We are getting stuff done because we may have to take a quick trip over the hill because a renter is moving out. I won't know that till later. My agave delivery is this morning-I think I'm getting 4's organic and super cheap....pool then major running around.

Have a great day everyone!

03-16-2010, 09:07 AM
Tammie - must be our name...I didn't want to get up either!!

me4life - thanks for getting us started! It's good to see you back here with us. I hear ya on the snack thing, that's why I'm doing phase I (yet again!) too.

Ruth - travel safe!! How long are you going to be there? I think I missed out on details when I was on vacation.

Cottage - who's more excited? you or the girls? !?!? :D

Heidi - The time thing has been a bit rough. But, the evenings sure are nice, with it being light at 7 pm!!

Chelby - hope you feel better soon. Keep us posted!

Cyndi - I am jealous of your time off. WIth a 5 and 6 year old (never mind my DH that can't sit still), we always had to be doing something, and child appreciated, the entire time. When do I get a vacation?

Me - phase I and the church thing went really well. I made some crack slaw (it's amazing how quick it is to make it!) and brought it with. The one person asked me why I was doing it, which is funny because she did SBD herself a while ago. THe whole day went well...not one little itty bitty cheat :D. Today should be fine too. I think I just occasionally need this test in my will power, and get my snacking back on track. That's hard with young children that can eat anything.

Have a great day!

03-16-2010, 09:18 AM
Morning ladies!

Look, I made it on here before there was a second page! A miracle! Haha.
Off to the dentist today. Went to the periodontist yesterday and he didn't like how my gums are still inflamed so he called up my dentist. And tomorrow I'm seeing the orthodontist. Not exactly what I want to be doing on my spring break... but oh well.

Must be off-- my cat has decided he wants to be mischievous today and is sitting on my desk, staring at me as he slowly pushes things off of it. -sigh- I'll check back in later!

03-16-2010, 09:25 AM
good morning ladies....
i just started atkins yesterday, but was thinking of changing over to SB. i did SB years ago. anyway just printed new revised food list for PH1. why is some portions in green? are these added foods from the original food list?
thanks for your help.

03-16-2010, 09:58 AM
Quick hi. Conference call in one minute. Oye vey!

03-16-2010, 10:08 AM
I miss having more time to catch up here! Day two on the slopes coming up. My calves are sore, and my toes. Hmmm. Managing to stay OP despite eating out 2 meals a day and everyone around me choosing tempting foods. I did have one dinner that was too heavy... but not off plan. I forgot how big restaurant servings are!

Ruth - Have a great time in Florida!

03-16-2010, 10:18 AM
Ruth: it is 48 right now here in Florida and going up to all of 67 this afternoon. Same forcast next 3 days. Am about 50 miles North of Orlando....sorry feeling guilty about our weather. Karen3

03-16-2010, 10:44 AM
Ah good, more people have rolled out of bed and posted now.... :) good morning ladies....
i just started atkins yesterday, but was thinking of changing over to SB. i did SB years ago. anyway just printed new revised food list for PH1. why is some portions in green? are these added foods from the original food list?
thanks for your help.

Nice to meet you Chipper! :welcome2:
I checked the list and I'm not sure why those things are in green either.... I know the dairy section reflects a few changes, maybe that's why it's in green? Or maybe a leprechaun got loose in there, tomorrow is St Patrick's Day. ;)

3 of my absent students came back to school today but there are lots coughs and sniffles and grumpy kids.... we're heading outside in a few minutes and hopefully that will cheer everyone up. :)

03-16-2010, 11:01 AM
Good morning everyone! I think the time change and the way it is so dark when I wake up is making it harder to get out of bed! Thanks to me4, for waking up and starting us off...sounds like you have a good guy there making your lunch!:yes:

I had a good day yesterday, ate OP and did a quick turbo jam 20 minute workout. It felt good! Have a good day ladies! :coffee:

03-16-2010, 11:27 AM
Hi: I'm having a tough time with the changeover in time. Just wanted to sleep until 10:00! But I got up and had my jolt of coffee and I'm ready to go.
I'm excited today because I will be getting my library fine expunged. Seems I ran up a fine of $70.00. I have been making payments and today they said enough and I can have my card back. Sooooooooo I want to get some dvds and watch some movies later.

Otherwise just some minor food shopping. My roommate isn't feeling too well so this will give her quiet time without me.

Have a wonderful day everyone. I love reading your posts.



03-16-2010, 01:33 PM
Hi ladies,

Hope you are all doing very well! Just wanted to check in and say hello. I am so close to 10% that I can taste it, which makes resisting the brownies on the break room table a whole lot easier. 26 pounds tastes better than 260 calories...that's what I keep telling myself.

03-16-2010, 01:54 PM
Hi all - sounds like most of you have really a busy day ahead. I'm not feeling real motivated today - guess I'm having freshman slump. I haven't been sleeping well and having low blood sugars in the middle of the night doesn't help. We're (my cde and I) are doing a planned gradual decrease in my insulin, but so far we haven't gotten it right. She suggested a higher carb snack (like fruit or bread) at bedtime, but I'm really am afraid it might hamper wt loss efforts. I guess I just need someone who's been doing this longer than I to say it wouldn't stop it any progress I'm making.

Hope you all have a great day, and enjoy what you have planned. I'm going out today too.

03-16-2010, 02:45 PM
Hi Everyone!!

Sounds like the time change has messed with a lot of us:) It hasn't made me so much want to sleep in but for some reason has me getting up early & then sleeping restless at night which is just plain weird. It is really getting pleasntly warm here so I think I will walk around our small duck pond/lake in town before heading to do some minor grocery shopping.

Me4...Thanks for the start-up and nice to meet you.

Ruth....Have fun in FL.

Cottage: Enjoy your girl's vacation.

Heidi: TY for all the snack ideas. I for one tend to rely on cheese too much, I think I must've been a mouse in a previous life:o

Chelby: Hope they get a handle on your heartburn soon.

Chipper: Nice to meet you. I used to do Atkins too. I think SB is definitely healthier & more balanced.

Karen: Glad you're enjoying your ski vacation.

Cyndi: Sounds like you're having fun w the folks.

Kate: Bummer about the dentist...I hate going to the dentist too so I feel you're pain.

JennyPlain: WTG on the brownie. Its a lot easier to resist when you know a victory is close at hand, isn't it.

Have a great day everyone!!


gothik butterfly
03-16-2010, 04:36 PM
hi everyone.

rough few days for me... and slept til 1 p.m. today?!

feeling a bit better though.

I hope everyone is having as beautiful weather as I am. It is GORGEOUS.

Now to get up the energy to do something in it. lol

03-16-2010, 05:02 PM
Gloomy weather day here today. Overcast and cool, but tomorrow looks warmer. Lots of concerns about flooding here in Iowa, although it doesn't directly affect me. DH & son are going to the St. Patrick's Day parade here tomorrow & starting the day off with green eggs, ham & corned beef hash. Got my hair done today & feel like a new woman. Eating is OP. My oldest daughter is driving down from Minneapolis Thursday, so I'm excited for that. Hope everyone has a great day!

03-16-2010, 05:54 PM
Whew. Busy day here. I am almost an hour past my bedtime, so no personals today. Just wanted to check in to keep myself accountable. Today I made six mini loaves and one large loaf of Irish Soda Bread and a double recipe of some candies. I didn't taste a single bite of any of it and I am SUPER proud of myself! I got my workout in the morning and did yoga as well, and then ballet class this evening. We've been running all day. Tomorrow is no calmer. Hopefully it'll make the last few days before Tom gets home go by fast!

03-16-2010, 06:07 PM
Hey Kara,
I started using your point system today, with a few alterations. Thank you for sharing the idea! :thanks:

03-16-2010, 07:38 PM
Cottage - What's on your agenda for your time off? Looks like some great weather.
From yesterday's thread - how do you make sure there isn't chicken stock in food you eat out? I got a lot more assertive about ingredients when I realized how often people use that in recipes.

Cyndi, when I'm eating out, or even at someone's else's home, if I'm not sure whether or not the food's been made with meat stock, I won't eat it. You are so right, that people put chicken stock in so many things. If I'm in doubt, I either ask or avoid it.
As for my time off, I'd like to start working in my veggie garden if it dries out enough. I want to start my spring housecleaning, too, and get all the windows, blinds, and curtains washed. I'm weird, but I actually enjoy doing windows, LOL!

Hi, Chipper! Nice to see you back here. I'll have to go check out the revised food lists to see what you're talking about, but I think the green are probably the new foods added. I'll let you know. ;)

OK, I just had a look and I think the foods in green are a more thorough listing of exactly what you're allowed to have. At least that's my take on it.
Maybe Ruth will see this and explain it.