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12-04-2010, 05:45 AM

Just thought I would get us started for the weekend since I probably won't be around much. I'm about to head to bed since I've got to get back up in 3 or 4 hours for the Christmas parade. Flight leaves at 1917 hrs tonight and is supposed to be on the ground in Orlando at 2037 hrs. I'm not sure what time I'll be back Sunday, but I'm expecting it to be late in the afternoon.

We'll be taking Shadow to the parade again's her 3rd year going. She's so funny...when the bands go by she sits right down and watches them until they pass by and then she's back up on her feet. Silly puppy!!!

Anywho, hope everybody has a good weekend. See ya'll Monday!!!

12-04-2010, 06:31 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Hi Natasha! It sounds like you have a great weekend ahead! Have fun and we'll see you soon.

It's shaping up to be a great weekend here in Wintery Colorado. Skiing was fun yesterday. I'm so grateful to have come far enough with my weightloss to be able to do that again. Today, I'll hit the pool for exercise again and tonight I might go contra dancing...we'll see. I'm probably headed back for a few more hours of rest but might get some SBD meal preparation in the works first.

What's everyone up to this weekend? Stop by and say Hi :cofdate:

My weekend is planned-and OP.

12-04-2010, 07:22 AM
Natasha: What parade? Will there be photos? :)

Debbie: I've always wanted to get in with a contra dancing group. I'm so uncoordinated and have no sense of rhythm though.

My weekend is shaping up to be quiet and dull, just how I like it. Today is grocery shopping and lunch with a friend (all three of us go out every Saturday for lunch, Mexican usually since we started South Beach). Sunday we're expecting inclement weather and so will hole up in the house with our heaters on.

I just bought a new scale and... it weighs me at 6 pounds MORE than our old scale. So. Do I bump my CW up by 6 pounds, bump up my SW and CW, or just quietly pretend like it doesn't do anything and not report a new weight until the new scale shows it? Inquiring minds want to know!

12-04-2010, 07:28 AM
Have a wonderful weekend, Natasha! I'm glad Shadow will enjoy the parade, LOL!

Debbie ~ you make me want to strap on a pair of skis and take to the slopes again. :) I haven't skied in years, though. When I go with Cindy's family, I'm usually a spectator from inside the lodge in front of the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate in my hand. ;) That's an excellent way to get a great workout, and I applaud you!

I'm heading up to New York City this morning to meet with two Mod friends of mine, Leenie & Jiffypop, for a day in the city. I can't wait! We're planning on checking out several Christmas markets and just having fun together. :)

I'd better go dry my hair. See you all this evening!

12-04-2010, 07:38 AM
:wave: DW and I are often to Boston to visit DD and her BF. DD and I will attend the Nutcracker this afternoon then all 4 of us will go out to dinner and spend a relaxing evening hanging out at their place. Can't wait to see her!

Natasha - Sounds like a fun weekend!

Debbie - You are so active! Glad you're having so much fun.

Annie - Enjoy the quiet

Cottage - I know you will all have a great time :) Hope you find lots of great bargains to go along with the excellent company

I probably won't be around much until tomorrow afternoon. Have a good December weekend

12-04-2010, 07:44 AM
Oh Natasha I am so not wild! Maybe this will inspire me. Have a great trip and weekend.

Debbie - What is contra dancing? Glad you enjoyed skiing and love that you can see the benefits of all your hard work.

Annie - The choice is yours. Darn scales. I can't remember who it was that recently took their scale with them to the doctor's office to check for accuracy.

Linda - Sounds like a fun day; enjoy.

Cyndi - Ah, my old stomping grounds. Have fun.

I have a quiet day today. Tomorrow my teen has a college interview. It is a safety school that has already accepted him and this is for scholarships. Then we have our annual book club Hanukkah party which will be laden with off plan foods. I admit than when something social like that is coming up I have a hard time staying on plan the days before. My biggest temptations will be the bagels (LOVE them) and the desserts.

Yesterday I hit the mall hoping to find stocking stuffers for my guys. (Yes, we celebrate both.) Not one! It is so much harder now that the boys are older. But I did get stuff for myself:)

Have a great weekend everyone. BBL

12-04-2010, 07:59 AM
I've been far not addressing any of my chores.:lol:

Linda, have a fun day in NYC with the 3FC chickies! I look forward to hearing of your adventures.

Cyndi, have fun with the family and I look forward to your restaurant report.

Annie, quiet and dull is sometimes a good My take on the ticker/scale question is to do what feels right for you. I think we each need to have our own personal relationship with our ticker. The worst thing it can do is make you feel bad. I guess what I would do would be increase my starting weight and current weight which would keep pounds lost the same. It seems less confusing when current weight matches one's scale.

Karen, I'm not wild, either. lol Enjoy your quiet day. Contra dancing reminds me of elementary school when we did the Virginia Reel. You seem to start with your own partner, switch off through the entire dance and end up with your own partner. There is live music and the music is pretty improvised and somewhat repetitous. Kinda' country jammin'. In my town they do a community contra dance once a month in the elem. school gym. Anyone and everyone shows up. The cool thing is that being we live so close to Aspen, we are graced with a very famous fiddle player who is just doing his thing "incognito". Makes for fun and good exercise.

Ok, chores must be somewhere on my list!

12-04-2010, 08:23 AM
Good morning! :wave:

Have a safe and wonderful trip Natasha!

Debbie, I love contra dancing! Around here it's very big, mostly in the (Canadian) French communities. I'm not a dancer but I love contra dances because the caller tells you exactly what to do and when to do it and there are really only a few different steps anyway. Of course I struggle a little when they start calling in French. :lol: I hope you'll get there tonight!

Annie, I eat a lot more Mexican food since I've been on SBD, too. Not many Mexican restaurants in rural Maine though - I wish there were!

Linda and Cyndi - exciting plans today for both of you. :) No need to tell you to have fun, I know you will.

Karen, enjoy your day. :hug:

I'm heading back to Maine at noon time today. I need to get home in time to shovel snow, Fergie's still pretty uncomfortable and I don't want him limping around with a snow shovel. How's that for motivation to get home? LOL

Enjoy your Saturday friends!

12-04-2010, 09:21 AM
Wild Women? I knew there was a reason I woke at 7:30! I actually slept until 7:35 without a potty-break or a wake and worry break. A good sleep sure puts a different perspective on the day.

Natasha, one of my dogs liked parades too. Libby would sit and watch as well. Enjoy your Orlando weekend. You deserve a break.

Lexxis, putzing is such a good word. I guess procrastinating means just nt doing something while putzing means to start but not finish? I putz a lot but not today. Enjoy the skiing - I'm a tad envious.

Annie, isn't that annoying! I would just reset my CW and carry on. Remember that you actually really weigh the same but the other scale may have been lying. You really have lost weight no matter what a piece of metal says.

Linda and Cyndi, I am envious and wish I could take off for Boston or NYC right now. Cyndi, I love the Nutcracker. It makes me feel like a little girl again. Linda, you know how much I'd love to be with three of my favourite people. Enjoy the Mini-MOD-Meetl

Waisting Time, Hanukkah comes but once a year - too bad it's more than a single day and stretches out the temptations. I love bagels too, especially with lox and cream cheese. My book club party is next Sunday.

Safe drive home, Heidi. Shoveling snow is such good exercise - that's what they say anyhow. I'm glad you had this time with your mother.

Donna comes to clean this morning and Paul is supposed to drop in to put new casters on my diningroom table. That should help me "fill in my time" :lol:. Tonight I have the dubious pleasure of being at the Mill and Museum from 5 until maybe 9 for the Christmas Celebration visitors. I should be nice and warm though as I've perfected layer dressing after yesterday's stint with the Grade three classes. There were four classes (72 kids) and they were just delightful! They were fascinated by the Mill and Museum and asked intelligent questions. The corn sheller was a great hit and they all wanted to take home the cob as well as the corn they'd shelled.

Time for breakfast and a quick change into work clothes before I tackle my day. Enjoy your Saturday no matter what you do.

12-04-2010, 09:58 AM
Quick drive by post.

I am feeling so much better! I think it was that cough syrup that allowed me to sleep last night. I am going to see my DD cheer for the first time today, and then she is having a friend spend the night, I need to get my house together and begin planning meals so I can get back OP. I am feeling like I have gained a bit back.


Back with personals later.

12-04-2010, 03:01 PM
Well, on the theory that I've been 6 pounds heavier all along, I've reset my start weight and my current weight, and will forge ahead with my new (and theoretically more accurate) scale.

My next Dr's appt is planned for January and I'll see about taking my scale in and weighing on both to see if there's a difference there.

Just back from lunch (shrimp and salad) and grocery shopping; now to lay around lazily for the rest of the day... Muahahahaha!

12-04-2010, 03:08 PM
Morning everyone :wave: Just stopping by to say hi and let you know that I'm doing just fine. Already finished my walk so the rest of the day is mine, yes all mine! Will check back in later this afternoon/evening. Hope everyone is having a great "on plan" day.

12-04-2010, 04:59 PM
I'm glad you enjoyed skiing Debbie! I'm hoping to get to the bank sometime next week!

12-04-2010, 05:46 PM
Natasha, I will pray for safe and happy travels for you. Have fun!

Beloved, I am so glad you feel better! :hug:

This weekend for me is going to be nice. Relaxing with my boy and my husband (when he gets home from work), playing pogo, doing dishes mainly...Ahhhh:coolsnow:

Hope you ladies are having fun and doing well on the diet. Many blessings to you all! :grouphug:


12-04-2010, 08:22 PM

Dinner: Shrimp and tortilla strip soup. Oh, so yummy. Spicy, and warm, and filling. The bowls are my grandmother's wedding china, they don't even hold a cup, but I love them because they force me to think about it before having a second cup of soup (and a third and a ... oh, my!).

12-04-2010, 08:23 PM
A run of the mill day here...I could just as easily stay home tonight but my GF came over and needs some exercise, too, so we've made a plan with the approval of my DH who will meet up with us later at the pool for a moonlight soak.

Heidi, Congrats on making your 60 pound loss! That is just fantastic!

Ruth, wow! 72 kids! I guess you are at the mill having fun by now. I think I make my own definitions of words sometimes, but to me putzing around is a little bit more of a casual slacking off...maybe getting a little done here and there, where procrastinating is more of an active avoidance.

BelovedK, :cp: for feeling better!

TallandThin, :wave: Hope you've had a nice day to yourself! I suppose hubby is watching football.

Okie, :wave:

Leslie(mom4yehoshua), your weekend sounds nice and family oriented...except for the

12-05-2010, 07:20 AM
** Sigh ** So much for sleeping later. I guess yesterday's 7:30 was a fluke. :shrug:

Long and cold night at The Mill and Museum last night and I sure was glad to get home to cuddle with warm and furry dogs at 9:45, my usual bedtime countdown. Although I'm going tonight, I'll be home at a reasonable hour so can get back on schedule.

Busy day ahead with Church, making a taco bake for a luncheon tomorrow, an afternoon with Joanne as she works on closure with a drop-in afternoon and then going to Heather's place for dinner. I also have bills to pay and final employment papers to do for the Mill curators. They will be working only one day a week in January so ... time to stop procrastinating/putzing and push through.

Have a good Sunday.

12-05-2010, 08:04 AM
Good morning, Ruth, and those to come. :coffee:

Ruth, I'm glad Delta's Country Christmas is off to a good start. I'm sure you appreciate your warm, cozy home after all those hours at the Mill, though. Have fun and a nice dinner with Heather and her family this evening.

Debbie, did you get your moonlight swim in, last night? That sounds wonderful, almost like being in a hot tub under the stars.

We had such a good time in NYC yesterday, even though it was bitterly cold and extremely crowded. I didn't get much shopping done, but it was fun to browse at the Christmas Village.
Today's agenda is full of activities. Breakfast at the diner first with Jake, then we're going to attempt some Christmas shopping. I want to finish putting out my collection of Santas this afternoon, and the kids will most likely be here for supper. I want to try to squeeze a visit to my parents in there somewhere, too.

12-05-2010, 08:57 AM
Good morning :wave:
Beloved, I'm so glad to read that you slept well last night!
Debbie, I'm with Linda... I want to know details about your late night swim! It sounds like lots of fun.
Ruth, your post has my mouth watering for taco bake. I might just have to stop at the grocery store on my way home from church to pick up some ground beef...

What a day I had yesterday.
I got up early to head back to Maine but when I phoned home Fergie suggested I wait til noon to leave because it was still snowing. So, I finally got my Christmas shopping finished. :D When I left the shopping center and got on the highway again my 'check gauges' light came on. I was surprised, we just had the car in for routine maintenance when we got back from PA. To make a long story short I ended up calling a tow truck, but it would be 2 hours or so before the guy could get there but he'd call when he was on his way so I wouldn't have to wait with the car. Thankfully my sister Connie offered to come get me so I had tea with her while we waited. When we were on our way back to my car, Connie drove over some sort of debris in the road and got a flat tire. :yikes: What were the chances of that? What a day.

Poor Fergie drove down from Maine to get me and then turned around and we drove home. I don't know when I'll get the Durango back or exactly how we're going to work that out... it seems pretty silly to take a day off work to go get my vehicle but it will take 2 of us. I suppose they'll let me pay over the phone with my Visa and maybe one of my sisters will pick it up for me so Ferg and I can get the car after work one evening. *sigh* But on the bright side, I had a really great visit with Connie and she's the sister I don't get to spend a lot of time with.

I've got lots to do today. Too much going on at church and at school this time of year, plus I want to get those gifts I bought yesterday wrapped and tagged. My hula hoops are in the back of my car :( so I guess I'll hit the treadmill or wii fit today, or maybe both. But in the meantime I need my breakfast. Enjoy your Sunday friends! :hug:

12-05-2010, 09:51 AM
Good morning!

Debbie - I remember having to square dance in gym. I actually liked it but it was very uncool to say that. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Beloved - Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Heidi - Yikes! Glad that you made it home safely, even if it was car-less.

12-05-2010, 10:15 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Ouch, Heidi! Easy trips sure get complicated when you have to start shuffling vehicles. Glad you got to spend some time with your sis.

Linda, now I know where I can offload a Santa if I ever need to! NYC sounded fun.

Ruth, enjoy your tub and maybe hot tea would be a good beverage. :lol:

Karen, :wave:

The Contra dance was a bit of a bust. I was very nervous heading out on my own-still carrying around a bit of the fat girl syndrome. I felt comfortable once I got there. The caller was not as good, and when we left at 9pm it was still not kicking. I am glad I went.

Moonlight swim was much nicer! Actually, we just soaked in the hot pool which is 104 degrees. The stars were out and the nearby lights of Hotel Colorado were visible. No locals but us, so we just visited and stayed until closing at 10pm. The big pool (2 blocks long) only had 25-30 people and it was too steamy to see the lap lanes or diving board, but someone is usually there.

I may actually head to the pool before church....then a concert at 1:30 which will finish up the day.

Have a good one!

12-05-2010, 04:45 PM
Afternoon my friends. Morning just slipped away from me.

Nat, Hope you and Shadow enjoyed theChristmas parade . I'm love dogs and would sure like to see a picture of him/her. By now you are probably well on your way back home.

Lex, Contra dancing, pool, skiing, what wonderful ways to get your exercise in. Sure beats walking!

Annie, how nice to have friends sharing your SB life style. Sure would make it a lot easier when going out to eat. Would that soup be phase one without the tortilla?

Linda, I've never been to NY but glad you three had a great time especially this time of year with all the decorations.

Cyndi, how was the Nutcracker?

WT, I agree about it being harder to buy for older boys and more expensive. We have three GS's so I know what I'm talking about :).

Heidi, Sorry about all your problems getting home but just have to ask, did you get that snow shoveled?

Well, time to get back to work. Doing laundry today to get it out of the way so I can have next week for shopping. Got a few gifts wrapped but more to do. Have my meals planned for a couple of days so that takes pressure off. Will be working on a couple of gifts and just relaxing this afternoon.


12-05-2010, 06:29 PM
:lol: Not last night, but the walks are clear now TallandThin.

12-05-2010, 08:30 PM
Tall and Thin: The soup is absolutely phase 1 without the tortilla strips. And the tortilla strips are a whole wheat, net 4 carb, 60 cal wonder.

Dinner tonight: Five bean chili, with cheddar cheese and cheddar cheese "crackers".

12-06-2010, 12:54 AM
Hey Annie, I can't seem to find the recipe for the five bean chili. Can you either post it or a link to it? Thanks. I'm a bit worried about that much cheese at one meal but could forgo the crisps just to be save.