South Beach Diet - Monday Movin' & Shakin' on the Beach

03-22-2010, 06:55 AM
Happy Monday! :coffee2: I'm starting my week with an extra big mug of latte, and there's plenty for anyone who wants some. :)

It's still too dark to see what's happening outside, but I think it's supposed to be raining. I have a few things to do around the house, and wait for a phone call from insurance, then I want to run out to the farm to check on things and visit with Richard's parents. I haven't heard from my girls, and don't believe I will, but I hope they're enjoying their vacation in Tasmania.

Let's all get moving and shaking today and make it a good start to the week! :exercise:

03-22-2010, 07:00 AM
Good morning Linda :wave:

I'm in the same boat here. lol It's too dark to see anything and I'm also dying to know what it looks like out there. We had rain/sleet/snow off and on most of yesterday but beautiful sunshine just before the sun went down. I've already got my head in 'spring mode' so I'm not happy at the thought of more snow today, but I got my winter jacket and gloves back out for morning recess duty.

03-22-2010, 07:10 AM
Good morning :coffee2: Not sure what it's doing here either though the forecast says rain. We lucked out yesterday and had a nicer, slightly warmer day than forecast. Hope for the same today.

Cottage - Enjoy your vacation :)

Heidi - yesterday I went for a walk with a light jacket and gloves. I always end up with far too many clothes around in the spring because I never know how to dress. Happy recessing

I'm not sure what this week holds for me. So far it's very lightly scheduled but that often changes. I do have two mailings to get out so may schedule a WFH day. I never seem to get anything like that finished with all the interruptions in the office.

Time for another cup of coffee. Here's to a calm and drama free start to the work week for all of us

03-22-2010, 07:30 AM
Hi guys! It's also too dark here to see what is going on. I love the light later into the day, but the morning is depressing. When the alarm goes off, I always feel there must be some mistake.

I've slacked off on the spring challenge. When does the next one start?

03-22-2010, 07:30 AM
Morning chicks!

Cottage - hope your vacation is invigorating. I think it'd be great to have some days at home with no set working schedule. Maybe then I'd get caught up on this housework? (do you know what 1 dog and 4 cats (never mind the kids) do to a house!!)

Heidi - Have a great day!

Cyndi - I giggle, because "WFH" is not engrained in my wee brain yet. THe closest thing is "WTF", and I use the same words for W and F. LOL. I think I got it now ;).

MMCK - I hear ya on the slackin' thing. Better luck on the next one!! (Me too!)

Me - the scale was kind to me today, although didn't eat very well the last 2 days. I did have a fantastic short run yesterday, didn't go far, but went fast for me. I need to do that more often, it is empowering!!

Today is busy, busy. Work, DD's stuff, and then I'm making supper for church group tonight. I did premake what I could yesterday. Nope, the meal is close to SBD, but the desserts are not. It's a bunch of skinny college students!!

It is already raining here. That's okay, my beautiful little flowers coming up need it!!

Have a great day!

03-22-2010, 07:53 AM
Twynn, I DO know how much havoc several pets can wreak in a house. Cindy has 3 dogs, and it's a constant battle to keep up with the hair and whatever they track in. :dizzy: They're such loyal animals, though, and always so happy and eager to greet people. Have you ever heard of a pet in a bad mood? ;)

Mmc, it's nice to have you back with us in the mornings!

Cyndi, I keep my out-of-season wardrobe in the closet in one of the spare bedrooms, and this time of year I'm constantly back and forth between the two. I hope it's a calm and drama-free work week for you this week.

Heidi, I hope your weather leans more towards Spring today!

03-22-2010, 08:47 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Thanks for getting us started, Linda. I'm a happy camper here at Zion Natl Park and am definitely looking forward to some moving and shaking today. Sorry about the rain, but at least we know it always passes. Enjoy your vacation day.

Heidi, I hope it's not snow, but you sound well prepared.

Cyndi, I definitely hope your day is drama free!

Mmc, best wishes as you re-master P1.

Twynn, your supper sounds fun. I'm glad to hear you're getting out for runs! And yes, I fully understand what the critter factor does to the's always something!

We are in the perfect place! I already went for a bike ride last night. The weather is just right, the possibly for hiking is literally endless, and we have a gourmet pet room complete with a pecan tree and horses in the back. Oh, and a new grocery just opened with salad bar and all the options we need to eat at "home" and stay OP. Last night we bought a roasted chicken to enjoy with the salad and bean brownies we brought from home. After this long winter, I am absolutely ELATED to be here! I'll keep you all posted.

I'm really grateful today. The only reason I'm able to do this is because I've stayed OP for so long, and the main reason that is happened is because I have such a great support network with you all here.

Have a great day everyone!

03-22-2010, 08:49 AM
I really hate Mondays.

I woke up to about 100 tiny ants in the BATHROOM. Ick. And my exterminator (DW who deals with all things bugs) is away until Friday.

I want to call out of work too, but won't. So I should leave now. Egads! I am full of you know what n' vinegar huh?

Cottage: Rain here too. Boo!
Heidi: Morning *crosses fingers for no snow*
Cyn: I hear you. I have to write a report and think I'd do better at home.
MMc: You should start the next one ;)
Twynn: I hate busy days. Especially Mondays! Grrrrr. :lol3:
Debbie: I saw the pics on FB. Glad you are having a great time!!! :)

03-22-2010, 09:00 AM
Good Monday morning! It is an adjustment here because when you were all experiencing the time change last weekend, we were vacationing in a time zone that made it feel like no change! Now I am up and it is dark!

Linda - I do like a latte. Catch me up... any exciting plans for your time while the girls are away?

Heidi - It always seems wrong to me to have snow this late. I can't remember the latest snow when I was growing up in MA but I know it was later than this even.

Cyndi - I hope your week stays that way. Calm and drama free is good.

Mmc - I think we go to April 4th with this one. I guess that is coming up pretty soon now.

Twynn - I had the same thought about those letters! LOL. Have a great day.

Debbie - That sounds wonderful! But I always think the same just about you being in CO. I could soooo live there someday. How long are you staying in Utah?

Jenn - Yuck! I make DH do all the bug stuff too. But I will kill them if he is not around because I always imagine them moving and then I can't find the but know they are there!

I agree with Debbie about the support here... I feel different this time around thanks to all you amazing chicks. :grouphug: I'd say more but I am sure you all know exactly what I mean.

So today I would have been back in the exercise groove with cycling and yoga but that is not going to happen. I think I will make an appointment to see an orthopedic later in the week and go if my shoulder is not better by then. If I can ever get in that soon! Can I tell you how bummed I am to be out of commission like this!!!? I hate, hate the idea of losing my exercise routine. Sigh. So back on the boring elliptical today. And maybe a walk outside if it is not too messy with melting snow.

03-22-2010, 09:57 AM
Well, I had a really bad day yesterday, and I need to confess, haha. My best friend was home and at her parents house, visiting on her spring break, so i went over and they were having a birthday party for her. OMG. I counted every calorie, but I was at 2500 for the day, and none of it was good food (Southern barbeque). I made a conscious choice, and when I weighed in today I hadn't lost an ounce. I know I'm retaining water and feeling gross from yesterday, plus my stomach hurts.

Additionally, this week I started weight training and biking, which is working muscle groups I've never worked before, and causing me to retain even more water. Plus, it's TOM! I created a calorie deficit every other day, but it's amazing how quickly my body can hold onto sodium and make me bloat.

I'm going back OP religiously this week, and I think I'm going to feel better for it. I actually felt sick yesterday after eating all of that stuff, which is a big change. I didn't do great, but at least I listened to my body a little bit.

03-22-2010, 10:38 AM
Hello again! :wave:

I'm checking in from school - and it's not raining or snowing. :) It's very dark and grim looking though so we're going outside early in case we're not able to get outside again later on today. (I've got my priorities straight! ;) lol)

Cyndi, I just saw your dinner plans in the other thread.... I really would like to come board at your house for a while. :D

Mmc, re: the spring challenge. Don't throw in the towel - you've still got 2 weeks left. How about setting the goal of a perfect score from now til April 4th? (We'll do another one after 4/4 though if enough people are interested. I know they're really helped me.)

Jenn, you CAN'T call in sick - you'd miss that awesome escalator work out!

Hello Karen & Jenny :wave:

gothik butterfly
03-22-2010, 10:43 AM
Good Monday morning!

Missed ya all over the weekend since I wasn't posting. It was a rather quiet weekend (thankfully) after the tequila binge on St. Patrick's Day. There was grilling out and much guitar hero. Much much much guitar hero. LOL

Felt really nauseated Thursday - Saturday. Don't know if it was brought on by the alcohol binge or what. I have low blood sugar a lot so SB is a good option to keep me level... but I neeeeeded the carbs over those few days. So I bought legal roasted garlic triscuits, had some brown rice stir fry.. that sort of thing. Too quickly "moved to phase 2" but I'll go back down to minimal grains again now that I feel better.

It's so nice out. I really need to get back to walkin the dog which I didn't do last week.

^^ slacker. lol

Have a beautiful day!

03-22-2010, 11:10 AM
blah. I am still at home. The ants seem to have multiplied. But leaving now. I want to call out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But won't. Escalator, here I come...

03-22-2010, 11:13 AM
Good Girl Jenn. Get going! ;)

03-22-2010, 11:16 AM
:wave: Another sunny day after yesterday's torrent! Back to the Magic Kingdom today! We are all having a great time.

03-22-2010, 11:20 AM
Hi Ruth! It's great to hear from you! Enjoy the Magic Kingdom. :)

03-22-2010, 11:32 AM
Good morning, everyone. I'm just here at work getting things started for the week. Boss-man and I leave for a leadership seminar in NM Wednesday, so I'm trying to get my desk cleared up by then so that I'll have an easy day when we get back on Friday.

Things are going pretty well weight-loss-wise. I'm down another 1.8 lbs. this week for a total of 5 lbs. lost in March so far. I'm stoked about that. DH and I had a looong talk last night and he's going to get back into the habit of "coaching" me for my workouts. Having him work out with me is a great motivator for me.

Well, off to work I go. Time to tackle another pile! :wave:

03-22-2010, 11:51 AM
Jenn, when I was pregnant we had ants and I tried every possible non-toxic method to get them out and nothing worked. I finally went out and bought a can of Raid, sprayed, and they never returned, at least not that season. We get them each year because we live on the first floor and there are plantings directly outside of our windows (sigh). You reminded me I need to stock up on the Raid!!

03-22-2010, 12:20 PM
Morning everyone!
It's so muggy outside today. :( Where'd the sun go?
Went to the gym this morning... it was good go back after a week. I'm off to lunch in a little-- my first big test being back! Gotta avoid all the sugary/bad carb-y junk. I can do it! :)

After that its back to the old grind...

03-22-2010, 02:30 PM
Hello everyone,

Back from not so sunny Florida and with a cold too boot. The conference was great though.

So this weekend was super busy so never got to pop in and say hello. My DD1 was in a soccer tournament and they finished 1st.

We leave on Friday for Florida again and I am hoping the weather will be nicer next week.

Hope everyone has been doing great!!!!

03-22-2010, 02:51 PM
It must be Spring! We're having our first thunderstorm! :D

03-22-2010, 03:46 PM
Morning Ladies

MMC- I flunked out of the spring challenge too. I was thinking why did I flunk. My problem is I think I rebelled a little. Most diets require you to "track" stuff or something. I have always failed those diets. I like SB because I don't have to track anything. Well you do but not really. So when I had to "track" my progress for the challenge my mind rebelled. I started "sabatoging" my exercise efforts. Once I decided to forgo the "postings" I started doing what my challenge was. Funny how are mind works. I think the challenge is a great idea. I just need to "get over" the tracking part.

I hope the above makes sense and noone is offended. Like I said I think the challenge is great. I just don't think it was right for me at the time!

I am doign great today. I feel like I have a ton of energy. I hope it continues through the night.

Have a great day


03-22-2010, 10:32 PM
Had a terrible off plan weekend. Well, actually it was a Thursday through Sunday eating marathon. Both my college kids were home. Much celebrating as my husband's alma mater UNI beat Kansas in the NCAA tournament Friday. Talk about David & Goliath! Went out for pizza and beer afterward. No excuse for the other days. I'm working two 12 hour shifts & two 8 hour shifts per week now. Getting home at 8pm is rough after working the 12 hour ones. Very tiring. Husband's job search is pretty slow right now. Hope things pick up as the weather warms up. Lovely weather here today, but got 6-7" snow Friday night. Winter's last hurrah I guess. Hope you all had a lovely Monday. :)

03-22-2010, 10:35 PM
Hi Anne :wave: Take care of yourself...those 12 hr shifts must be really hard. :hug: Hi to Sophie and Harley.

03-22-2010, 10:44 PM
Good evening,

Debbie - so sweet of you to say hi. I got back on Sunday night. Had a great time with my friend, did some baking for her for Easter for her family (nieces and nephews) and then the two of us went to Lake Placid,N.Y. and Burlington, Vermont to shop. I bought lots of stuff for my grandson but nothing for myself. It was nice to have a break and DH really enjoyed being home puttering in his workshop. We visited most of the places you mention about two years ago such a beautiful, almost spiritual world there.
Everyone else good night, will try to check in more often
take care