South Beach Diet - Tumultuous Tuesday on the Beach Daily Chat

10-12-2010, 03:28 AM
Can you tell I have to work Monday and Tuesday??? LOL Technically, in my little world, it's still Monday b/c I haven't been to bed and woken back up yet...but I know the rest of you weirdos that keep normal hours think it's Tuesday, so here's the Tuesday chat thread. LOL

Not a whole lot planned for today, really. I'm gonna hit the gym after work and then go home and grab some ZZZZZZs and then get up and do it all again. Might throw something in the crock pot when I get home, though, just so I'll have dinner to bring tomorrow.

So what are your plans for this Tuesday??? Anything exciting??? Hope all you Canadians had a Happy Thanksgiving. :)

10-12-2010, 05:58 AM
Well! Who are you calling a weirdo? :rofl: Thanks for starting us up and sweet dreams.

10-12-2010, 06:16 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Hi Natasha! Thanks for starting us this morning! Have a great workout then happy snoozing!

Hi Ruth! I am a wierdo! lol Been up since the wee hours trying to finish the now infamous cookbook...even Bing has gone back to bed. I'm waiting for my brother to wake up in Florida so we can get this thing finished.

I'm headed to the pool, have a noon meeting, and will fit some grocery shopping in today....and hopefully return to a regular schedule.

Have a great day everyone!

10-12-2010, 06:30 AM
Yes, Debbie, we are weirdos. I seem to be still jet-lagged and was wide awake at 4 am. Lots to do today though so it's just as well.

I have a friend coming this morning to write thank you notes for the Mill donations over the weekend. I think we have about 300 to do so that should fill up the morning. She is very old-fashioned but I hope I can persuade her to print them off on the computer.

This afternoon Disney and I are supposed to do pet therapy at the nursing home but I may bail if my cold is still at the sneezing and sniffling state. Too bad Disney doesn't drive as she's smart enough to do it by herself. Signing in might be a problem though. ;)

I soaked chickpeas overnight and hope to get a soup made this morning - garlic, rosemary, chicken stock are all that needs to be added. Of course it won't taste as yummy as the one I made in Italy! I've also got leeks and greens to get off the counter and into the freezer. I've got the annual fall urge to "put food by" in case there's a famine this winter. :rofl: It must be my pioneer heritage. There's a half bushel of apples nagging me too.

By the way, I gained only a single pound in Italia and it's gone now, taking another one with it!

Enjoy the day. It's blue and gold October around here.

10-12-2010, 06:55 AM
Hi all :wave:

Awesome to only gain a lb. in Italy Ruthxxx, I think I would have a hard time with the wine and crusty bread ;-/


I made a huge mistake and forgot to bring SBD friendly food to a party I did last night (I am a Tarot reader and it was a Halloween party, it was fun)

They had sweet treats and cheese and crackers, but by the time I was out there, the cheese was gone. I got a killer headache, and it didn't go away until I ate at around midnight when I got home. I will NEVER make that mistake again. The headache could also be sugar withdrawal. I am on phase 1.

Today I work in my day job as a hair stylist (I have been for many years and love it) I have a short day and plan to come home and work on cleaning and organizing the house.

I hope everyone has a nice day!!!!

10-12-2010, 07:07 AM
:wave: BelovedK I found my blood sugar stabilized the further I got along, but at first those swings are painful.

Ruth, great job on the scale! My image of your driving pup was funny!

I'm going to close my eyes for a bit while I wait for my bro.

10-12-2010, 07:18 AM
Good morning friends! :wave:

I've got early - early duty at school this week. LOL (As opposed to the early one I had a few weeks ago.) I got lucky though - it's a 4 day week. :D At any rate, I'm rushing this morning.

Ruth, great job keeping your weight steady on vacation! I am impressed! :)

Beloved, I've made that mistake before, too - sorry about your headache. I keep pistachios or almonds in my purse now. Sometimes that means I eat an extra serving of nuts, but it's always a better choice than what I might eat if I didn't have the nuts with me.

Natasha, I made the southwestern crockpot potroast from Kayln's Kitchen over the weekend and boy was it good! I love coming home to a hot meal.

Debbie, enjoy your time at the pool. I wish I was going with you!

10-12-2010, 07:35 AM
Wow, 6 posts before 6:30! Lots of early risers out there today.

I'm just getting coffee though I've been up for awhile. We found a home for the kitty. Our neighbor is going to take him so we will be traveling together. I hope he travels well!

I'm looking forward to being back on high speed and catching up with everyone.

10-12-2010, 07:49 AM
Morning! It's raining and it's hard to get going this morning. :coffee:

Natasha, how do you like working nights? Do you find it hard to sleep during the day at all? I tried that years ago, but always felt disoriented. I love crockpot meals, have you decided on what you're going to make?

Ruth, that's impressive that you only gained a pound and have lost it already! Good for you! I hope your friend agrees to use the printer to print out those thank-you's, or you may end up with writer's cramp. Take care of that cold, and I hope it doesn't get worse. Give Disney and Jazz a cuddle from me, OK?

Debbie, I know you'll be glad to get that cookbook finished and return to a normal schedule. Enjoy your swim and have a great day!

Beloved, I'm glad you didn't cave in to the sweets at that party last night, but I'm sorry you got a headache from not eating. I hope you're feeling better now. It sounds like you have a nice day ahead of you and hope you get all your cleaning and organizing done.

Heidi, I hope your early duty at school this week goes easy!

It's just a routine Tuesday here, with nothing special on tap. I need to think about what to fix for my lunch, though, as I'm out of salad makings and don't feel like going to the store. I think I have some soup stashed in the freezer that I'll take with me, along with a piece of cheese and an apple.
Right now, though, I'm ready to tuck into a bowl of oatmeal and dried blueberries. :)

Hi, Cyndi! I'm so glad you found a good home for the kitten! Enjoy your coffee!

Have a terrific Tuesday and hope it's not too Tumultous at all!

10-12-2010, 09:16 AM
Lexxiss - What kind of cookbook are you writing? Just this past summer I started downsizing my cookbook collection to reclaim some cupboard space. :) They are just too addictive!

I'm still sleepy. At least the kids waited until 6:30 to wake up today. Not much going on here today, outside of the regular laundry and such. Coffee and oatmeal sound like a good way to start my day.

10-12-2010, 09:36 AM
Good morning. It is raining and hard to get going here too! I actually woke to my alarm which never happens. Heading to the gym for strength class, then errands. Back on PH1 while my husband is out of town. Nothing else going on.

Have a great day all!

10-12-2010, 01:03 PM
Hello Ladies! I survived OP yesterday! WHEW! It only took like 3 weeks to get an OP day! blech. I am planning to do it all over again today!! I am not sure why its been back to OP of completely OffPlan, I thought I undid that habit at least a year ago! oh well, so I am OP OP OP today!

Desperately need to get to the grocery today and do a load or two of laundry, got the bedding done, now on to the clothes! Think I will make a trip to TJ's :) that will make my day! I also want to pick up some nori, I had some homemade sushi(avocado and carrot only) at moms yesterday and Yummo! Mixed up a bit of wasabi paste and some braggs with ginger, mmmm... I was in heaven! SO, I am going to try it myself today if I get the chance. Other than that not much on the agenda, I still need to seal the driveway but rain is in the forecast so I don't think that is a very good idea today. (, who me, procrastinate much?, never)

I'll try to get back later with personals, but for now I better get to my errands, the area of town that Tj's is in gets craZy around lunch!

10-12-2010, 02:41 PM
Back from water aerobics, cookbook done and I'm enjoying my super duper SBD salad before going to our therapy dog meeting.

Heidi, I wish you were going to the pool with me, too. lol

Cyndi, soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo glad the kitty found a home!

Linda, ouch for rain. If it makes you feel better, it's snowing at my Eastern home. Fortunately, I'm hanging out West right now. I hope your Tuesday IS routine!

SusanMay, it's a family cookbook that we're doing for Christmas gifts. The company,http//, is excellent! I'm glad I don't have to downsize my collection...I have a very big bookcase.

Karen, yay:cp: for Phase 1 while DH is gone. He might be driving by my place soon.

Rikki, I need a sushi lesson. Can you come over??

Ok, off to the next act!

10-12-2010, 03:14 PM

Natasha- I used to work nights a few years ago, very hard to do, atleast it was for me :)

Ruth- Congrats on the weight control on vacation very impressive. Had to laugh at the mental image of Disney driving and signing in by herself.

Had a good op day yesterday and so far today good as well.

Have a great day everyone.

10-12-2010, 03:57 PM
Morning everyone.

Well Today is not going well so far! Thanks to 4 accidents on the freeway this morning, traffic was at a crawl and my 40 minute communte took an hour and a half. Then I got crap at work for something. Just not going smoothly today at all.

OH and I forgot a spoon today, and brought soup to work.

I'm back to eating right after my Canadian Thanksgiving off-program day(s). Lots of veggies and water! I weighed in almost 3lbs heavier after that weekend, but I don't think its "real" weight gain (I didn't eat excessively, just not OP things all the time) so I'm hoping to be back to where I was, by the end of the week.

10-12-2010, 07:39 PM
So I have no future as a vet tech. He is a she and she is about 2 years old! Newest theory is that she had a litter and was dumped after the kittens were weaned. In any case she is settled into her new home, seems quite accepting of the enthusiastic dog and is healthy though very thin and dehydrated. She should be okay. Now to catch-up on the work I was going to do when the cat entered my life :)

10-12-2010, 08:14 PM
Hi all :) it's been quite the day!

Heidi58, I hope your day was nice, I am an early riser by nature, but usually like to relax with my coffee a bit and niot jump to it right away. I hope it went well :)

Cottagebythesea, it's so smart to plan ahead! I am getting it that you have to with this plan (see later in this post ;) )

Waistingtime, I love working out in the morning, I hope you feel rejuvenated by yours :)

rdw1, sushiiiiii, yummmm. I was craving it today, but I just started a 2 week phase 1. One of the first things I am going to figure out is how I can do sushi!

Chubbybunny, I HATE traffic jams :( Nothing like em to put me in a stinky mood. otoh, great that you are back OP. I am going off plan for Thanksgiving, but won't go crazy. I hope to be able to go back OP easily.

afm, I had a stressful day. DS stayed home sick (he is 15) I worked until 11, had him at the DR by 11:15 because he was telling me that his friend had mono and they had sipped from the same cup. Turns out that he just has a virus (thankfully) so I had my opportunity to sit in traffic as there was an accident blocking lanes. I was ok though until I had to spend the afternoon running around because DS left his packpack in a friend's trunk :-/ Then had to run around with my DD to gather things for a school project, and I haven't had enough sleep lately.

I also planned to make P1 moussaka for dinner, but ended up not hasving time (and I was looking forward to it) I feel pouty and whiny ;)

I just wanna say, it is definitely a change for me to have to make everything from scratch. I love to cook, and am a good cook, but I am not used to cooking every single meal. I am guilty of convenience foods before SBD.

10-12-2010, 08:23 PM
Pearlrose, great for OP days! Thx for stopping by!

chubbybunny, I hope your day improved! Glad to hear you're back OP after your holiday!

Cyndi, funny! It sounds like her luck has gotten better!

BelovedK, sorry you are feeling whiney...hope it improves...sound like a crazy day! Sometimes when I am spending alot of time with preparation and cooking I like to remember that is what my grandmother did. She spent alot of time preparing healthy meals with love. That is what I am trying to do, too. There weren't convenience foods back then. We are spoiled-yet most are not healthy.

Mine, too...went to my meeting and decided I'd better get my rescue group paperwork caught up. It took all afternoon-130/500. It's done! I would really like to start putting my dieting first again. OP today, so that's great!

10-12-2010, 08:30 PM
Sometimes when I am spending alot of time with preparation and cooking I like to remember that is what my grandmother did. She spent alot of time preparing healthy meals with love. That is what I am trying to do, too. There weren't convenience foods back then. We are spoiled-yet most are not healthy.

That is a good thing to thin k of when I am stressed. It just takes organization.

10-12-2010, 09:43 PM
Hi again, ladies!!! At work again, eyes glued to the TV w/ the rest of my co-workers watching the Chilean miners rescue. This is SO exciting...I hope it all goes smoothly!!! The phones are ringing here and there, but it's a pretty peaceful night at 911 so far. (*knock on wood*)

Ruth - I promise, "weirdo" is said w/ love. ;) Seriously, I don't know how you ladies do it. I had to rotate from nights to days for about a year as a supervisor and, b/c of our work schedule, I had to get up at 0330 hrs to be at work on time. IT SUCKED!!! I have never been a morning person, though. Just 1 pound gained while in Italy??? That's awesome!!! Hope you get over your cold and jetlag soon...that's icky!!! :(

BelovedK - Good for you, though, for not giving in and eating the junk. ;) And you learned a valuable lesson that, I'm willing to bet, you won't have to learn a 2nd time. ;)

Heidi - Ooh, that roast sounds yummy!!! I might have to try that one day. :)

Cyndi - Awwww, so glad you found a home for the kitty. I'm a total dog person and will NEVER own a cat (sorry, cat-lovers)...but I love animals and want them all to have nice happy loving homes. :)

Cottage - I loooooooooooooooove working nights!!! I have been on nights for the 10 years I've been at 911 (unfortunately I had to rotate to days for 90 days at a time for about a year and I hated it) and my Captain asks me probably 4 times a year if I still like nights and, when I say yes, he says "well, we'll do our best to keep you there." LOL Lucky for me just about everybody else wants dayshift, so I don't have to fight for nights. ;) I can sleep through a war, so it's not that hard for me to sleep during the day. As for the meal, I used the broccoli cheese soup that I made last week (I didn't like it even after doctoring it up A LOT) and threw it in the crockpot w/ a cup of brown rice, some frozen green beans, some diced carrots, some onions, and 3 chicken breasts. I wasn't sure how it'd come out but it's actually VERY yummy.

Pearlrose - I would imagine nights are very difficult if you're not a nightowl like me...or even if you have children. I'm single w/ no kids and have always been a nightowl, so it's easy for me. My mom, on the other hand, would be a different story. I guess it comes down to personal preference. I like nights not only b/c I like the schedule but also b/c we get more interesting calls at night. Sure, dayshift gets the bank robberies but they also get stuck w/ funeral escorts and school crossings....we get the home invasions, silly drunken fights, shootings, and stuff like that.

Chubbybunny - I hope your day improved since your post...that sounds like a crappy start to the day. :(

Oooh...rescue pod is going into the ground. And the excitement begins!!!

10-12-2010, 10:50 PM
Good evening ladies. Just watching tv here!

10-13-2010, 01:00 AM
Thanks everyone - my day did improve. I made some fun plans for tomorrow, booked a hair appointment, and thought about my upcoming vacation. I even spent a few minutes reading the thread about people who have met their ultimate goals, so I cheered myself up. Unlike in "the old days" it didn't require cake ;)

BelovedK - you must be sooo glad to not have mono in the house!