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11-09-2010, 06:40 AM
Let me go get some coffee, I've been up since 3:30, damn time change :(

11-09-2010, 06:44 AM
OK, got my java.

I snuck out of my room, careful not to wake sleeping hubby at 3:30. I thought I'd get in an extra 45 minutes or so of exercise. No dice. I checked my forums, weighed (up a pound :( ) and took to the couch and just woke up (straight through workout timer. I am going for a walk with my neighbor, but it is not hard exercise like I like. I guess I'll try to get it in later, I am still trapped at home with no car and my bike isn't in good shape.

Argh! I hope you all are having a better morning than me.

11-09-2010, 06:50 AM
Good morning, Beloved. I could have joined you then. It sure does take a while to switch body clocks one measly hour. The dogs still want their supper at 4 instead of five although I did try to start the switch last week by feeding them later.

This morning I work on filling the village planters with greenery and ribbons for the Christmas decorations as Delta cranks up for Country Christmas on the 20th. I have a truckload of pine, spruce and cedar branches, thanks to one of the deer hunters who now wants an apple pie.

This afternoon Jazz and I do a special pet therapy with some AZ patients at the nursing home. This will be observed by some beaurocrats from the Ontario government who are considering further funding for pet therapy programmes. I have spoken to Jazz about being on his best behaviour!

Time for a coffee and a poke around the Forum. See y'all later.

11-09-2010, 06:51 AM
No one's up yet?

I got rid of the cookie dough. I baked it all into cookies and gave them away :)

No more temptations, and me? I'm back on P1

11-09-2010, 06:58 AM
Good morning early risers :coffee2: My alarm is set for 5 so of course I woke up at 4:30. I sure hope there will be coffee at this meeting today!

Beloved - I am so impressed by anyone who can bake things without eating them. Even after all this time I can't have some stuff in the house. I bet you will appreciate that nap later.

Ruth - I get excited about the holidays just reading your daily posts :) Happy decorating.

Today I really am off to the north for an all day meeting. It was nice to avoid the drive yesterday. I got so much done too. It's unusual to have a whole day to clean-up data, write reports and update notes. It may not sound exciting but it's so helpful to have that information later.

Time to get moving I guess.

11-09-2010, 07:17 AM
Hey all,
I agree with Cyndi - Ruth your holiday activities put me in the mood. Just coming back from vacation to cold weather means I have to sort out our coat and hat/scarf/mitten situation. With a 6 year old, this means I will find a lot of unmatched items. Our closet is packed to the gills but I'm not sure if I can get rid of anything yet. Just easing back into work and things this week.

11-09-2010, 07:28 AM
Good morning you chirpy early birds! Jake woke me up earlier than I wanted to. He dropped his deodorant behind his dresser and made a lot of noise trying to retrieve it. :dizzy:

Beloved, smart idea baking up that dough and then giving the cookies away. Have a great Phase 1 day!

Ruth, it seems early to be filling the planters for Christmas, but I guess it's not. It just seems that the holidays are coming too fast this year! We just got over summer! Geez, in another 2 weeks or so we'll be getting out our decorations. We usually put up our tree the Friday after Thanksgiving. Tell Jazz he'd better be a good little pup for the big guns this afternoon!

Cyndi, I'm glad you had a day to catch up on paperwork yesterday, instead of driving up north in the sleet and freezing rain. I hope the road north is in better shape today!

I'm going to go have coffee with my aunt and uncle at my parent's before heading over to the farm this morning. Tomorrow, we're getting together for dinner to celebrate my parent's 60th anniversary, my mother's birthday, my SIL's birthday, my birthday, and my youngest brother's birthday, all in the month of November. Whew! :dizzy:


Good morning, Matilda! I hope you find more matches than mis-matches with the winter stuff!

11-09-2010, 07:34 AM
I'm having to gear up a bit early because of going away for six days next week. This is really a big deal in this little town with folks coming from Ottawa, Kingston and even from NY State. The country dinners every Saturday night are a huge success. I'll be on pie making and veggie prep duty when I get back but will be working at the Mill Museum every Saturday.

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11-09-2010, 08:08 AM
Good morning,

I just got back from a frosty walk in the dark. Not as much fun as my walks usually are, that's for sure - but I knew if I didn't go now I'd never get a walk in today. Besides, walking is my stress buster and I needed that, as much as the calorie burn.

Last night was difficult, so many crying teenagers (and adults too - but somehow the long lines of crying teens were the most difficult to see) but the family held up really well. Funeral is this this morning.

Grr... 3rd try at this - hopefully there aren't 3 posts in the thread now! The wireless here is funny and keeps cutting in and out and then my netbook gives me an error message and I end up starting all over. Good thing I took that stress busting walk before I posted. ;)

Have a great on plan Tuesday friends. :hug:

11-09-2010, 08:55 AM
Heidi, my thoughts are still with you :hug:

for the record, I did eat some cookies, but only 2 1/2 LOL

I don't have much P1 food in the house, I hope I can get a ride to the grocery store.


11-09-2010, 08:59 AM
Good morning chicks!

Beloved - thanks for starting us off!! I agree that walking with a friend is fun, but doesn't produce that sweat that makes me feel like I accomplished something! Cookies are VERY hard to avoid!!

Ruth - Jazz is going to be a star today, I bet!! Pet therapy can do such wonderful things.

Cyndi - Hope there's LOTS of coffee at your meeting!

MMCK - thanks for the reminder...I still need to check the boot situation for the children. The DS informed me today the zipper broke on his did!! I'm so mad, it's still even a bit big on him!!

Cottage - enjoy the birthday celebration! WOW! THat's a lot!

Heidi - THe walk is a great way to start the day at such a stressful time. Prayers for you and your family at the funeral today.

The time change made it easier to get up and on the treadmill, so I did. Then my iPod battery died!! UGH!! But, I actually made a 30 minute jog anyway, so I'm thrilled with that.

I am proud to say that even though yesterday was stressful (I put down a 5 mo old kitten I adored), I didn't eat bad food!! Little steps, little steps.

Have a great day!

11-09-2010, 09:48 AM
Good morning ladies. Another bike ride planned. DH wants to squeeze it in early before he heads to his mom's for the day. We haven't ridden in the morning in a while and I am feeling very rushed. Have to go get my beans in the crockpot. This afternoon I am thinking a nice nap is in order while I have the house to myself; slept horribly last night. Then I have another online training conference call for the software I am learning.

Have a great day everyone... gotta run...

11-09-2010, 10:43 AM
Lost my post, don't have time to rewrite

Have a great day...

11-09-2010, 10:50 AM
Good morning!

11-09-2010, 11:16 AM
:wave: Run-by fruiting today!! Lots of stuff stacked up on my desk, so I'd better get a move on.

Have a wonderful day!

11-09-2010, 11:54 AM
Morning everyone :wave:.

No time to visit this morning as I'm headed out the door. Will check in later this afternoon.

Hope you all have a great day on the beach!

11-09-2010, 12:00 PM
Good Morning:sunny:

Wow! BelovedK, that was some early morning! It's been hours...I hope it is improving. Apparently I missed why you do not have Sparkles right now.

Ruth, funny how the dogs want their supper at 4! Bing just wants it all the time. How interesting about your pet therapy this afternoon. I find the AZ patients are the most joyful about the pet visits. I'm certain Jazz will be just perfect.

Cyndi, glad to hear you got lots done yesterday. Happy travels, I know you're long gone. :wave:

Matilda(MMc), have you had any improvement on the job scene?

Linda, lol on the deodrant. Yesterday, Kirk informed me at 2:14am that the radio didn't work. I got up, adjusted channels and couldn't get back to sleep. I think it doesn't seem like holiday time since the weather has been so mild. Where is the big party tomorrow?

Heidi, I'm glad you got a moment to take care of yourself, even if it was a frosty walk in the dark. Are you home or did you have to travel? :hug:

Twynn,:hug: your way, too. Vets are the best, although sometimes I wonder how you get through it. Great job not eating bad food related to a sad moment.

Karen, happy biking! You are such a dedicated bean maker, I am going to look up the recipe. .. There it is, and I've already measured the beans an put them in water for soaking.

Pearlrose, always good to see you here. Glad to hear P1 is going well for you!

KimStar, as hard as you work you deserve a short week. Good job, employing No Choice on the exercise AND getting right back on track after the peanut butter cups.

Since I didn't get back here yesterday:
Jinny(JinksE), :welcome2: to our daily thread as you restart SBD. This is a great forum...lots of wonderful people working to apply healthy eathing into daily life.

Okie(FoodObsessed), Hope you have a great day today!

Rae(bcgal00), I hope your walk was nice yesterday. Great job on P1! The good thing about participating here is that you will have support as you transition.

TallandThin, I guess I hadn't absorbed that your DH snacks all the time. Mine,'s very hard sometimes. I'm walking today as soon as I finish here...reminded by you...Thx!

Me,as noted, I have started the process for crockpot beans and am going to do my walk as soon as I log off. Mom originally thought she had an eye appt today, but it's tomorrow so I have a "free"(haha) day. I'm sitting at the computer in front of our big bay window and it's starting to snow. A definate reason to stay inside today.

Take care everyone! Have a great OP day!

11-09-2010, 12:17 PM
Debbie, Sparkles broke an axle (?) DH is having it fixed and I should get her back today :D I have my sweet mom bringing me lacey swiss and smoked turkey for roll ups for lunch (yum) and I will walk to the corner store later maybe for a treat (a bad for me diet coke :o ) I hate that I like diet coke, it is awful for me, but it is a treat for me so I am getting one. One day I will give them up, not yet though.

Everyone seems busy today, posting and running, I hope you can come back later to let us know how your day went!!

Debbie, crock pot beans and being inside and cozy sounds good, have a nice day :)

11-09-2010, 12:23 PM
Good morning! I am on Day 13 of P1. About 6 lbs down and feeling great.

11-10-2010, 12:36 AM
Just popping in to say hello to everyone. Last night was a super busy night at work right from the get-go...started the night off w/ 2 deaths in a row and finished it off w/ a 3rd one, unfortunately. The time change really messed w/ my head and made me SO sleepy that I actually fell asleep at work. It's even worse than it sounds b/c falling asleep at work is one of my big pet peeves here. UGH!!! Much better tonight, though, on both counts. ;)

Heidi, I hope you and your family are holding up okay. I know it's hard and I honestly have no words that can make it better...but I am praying for you and your loved ones.

Goodnight everybody. I'll be back tomorrow w/ a better post. ;)