Good day all! I'm feeling all sorts of emotions with the past rearing its ugly head, so I've been away licking my wounds. I feel better about the future and I'm just gonna go for what I want, come **** or high water. I'm tired of playing nice! I want to achieve all God wants me to achieve before my time is up! Sorry for being so maudlin, lol.
12-18-2010, 02:46 AM
12-18-2010, 04:06 AM
12-18-2010, 04:17 AM
Morning, ladies. This title is just right for me b/c I'm about to modify a Paula Deen recipe for chewy cake to make it SB friendly. :)
Hope you ladies are having a good day so far. I just got home about an hour and a half ago from a girl's movie night at the bestie's house. We watched Nights in Rodanthe (again) and cried a lot (again). It was fun, though.
Off to bake my chewy cake!!!
12-18-2010, 05:53 AM
Good morning and welcome back, OKie. I realized you'd not been here for a week and wondered if you were OK.
Natasha, good luck with the cake. Modifying a Paula Deen recipe would be quite a challenge. (Actually cake in the house would be a big challenge!)
Had a slight misunderstanding about my sister's visit yesterday. She didn't arrive until late afternoon. I was assuming she would be here on her way to Kingston but was confused. Anyhow I pretty much had to stick around home waiting for her and did not get any shopping done. I did track down a Pet Vet game for my grand daughter and my friend Heather is picking it up for me this morning when she's in town. I also got a comprehensive menu and grocery list done so will be ready to roll first thing Monday morning.
Today's Village project is "Build a Food Mountain" which will pretty much fill up my afternoon. I'm hoping I can get out of working the Museum/Mill tonight. Spending four hours outside in the grocery store parking lot will be enough although it will be great to get more food and money for our Food Bank.
I have no idea why I'm up so darned early and may follow the dogs' example and hop back into bed for a bit and read. There's a busy week ahead so I need to pace myself.
Pop in for a chat and a coffee. :cofdate:
12-18-2010, 07:01 AM
Your ears must have been burning, Okie, because not a half an hour before you posted it had really sunk in with me that you had been away for far too long! You were going to get a message from me today.lol I can't say how glad I am to see you back!. We just have to keep forging ahead, girl, or our old habits will surely overtake us. I am sorry you have been feeling bad. Here is the saying I have on my vision board;
"We cannot go back and create a new beginning, but we can start today and make a new ending."~M. Robinson
It hit home with me because I have alot of regrets about the past.
Cheer up, and lets get to beachin'!
Ruth, at least you got some other things done while waiting for your sister!
Transporter, :wave: Thanks for all the encouragement this morning!
Natasha, let us know how the cake turns out! I'm with Ruth...wouldn't know where to start.
Me, had a very long day yesterday...one of the dogs we brought in needed some medical attention. I had pooled and was headed back after buying a totally slick 2 drawer dishwasher at Habitat for Hum. thrift store for $35. :carrot: ($1100. new) Kirk dropped me off at McD for a pickup and drive to the vet, then to a foster home, etc...We did travel but didn't get in until late AND I had to go to Moms to retreive her things for the boxes I'm mailing today. I have my 2 off plan goodies to make this AM and hopefully life will calm down after I get everything mailed....Well, that's my intention, anyway!
Have a great day everyone, I'll be in and out.
12-18-2010, 08:12 AM
Good morning !!!! I have been MIA, but I am still here, not doing well, but my mind is still optimistic!
Baking days coming up Sunday and next week! I am making cheesecakes as gifts, and one sugar free one for MIL.
This is a drive by posting xoxo
12-18-2010, 08:21 AM
Okie, count me as one of the ones who's been wondering where you disappeared to. I'm happy to see you back, and with a positive attitude about your future. Hang in there, God won't let you down.
A Paula Deen makeover? I'll have to check that one out, Natasha!
Morning, Ruth and Debbie!
Transporter, nice to meet you!
This afternoon is our cookie exchange, and I'm looking forward to it. It's really an excuse for the women in our family, plus a few friends, to get together and soak in the hot tub and gab all afternoon, with the bonus of taking home a nice selection of cookies for the guys. ;) Most of the food there will be healthy, OP stuff, but there's bound to be a decadent dessert, too, knowing Gina. I'm vowing here and now to stick to the 2-bite rule. ;)
12-18-2010, 08:26 AM
:wave: Okie & Beloved - been wondering where you two were. It's good to see you both.
I'm done with the work part of the week and DW and I are off to Bosque to visit the birds today. She got a head start yesterday and has some gorgeous pics already. I am so looking forward to getting down there.
I'm sort of officially starting two weeks off but I do have one meeting Tuesday morning and a conference call Wed. morning :shrug: Almost all vacation. Now I can panic about the holidays ;)
Have a good weekend before everyone!
12-18-2010, 09:29 AM
Good morning ladies! Christmas starts today at our house. We'll be spending the afternoon into evening at my husband's family gathering then our house guests will come home with us and stay for several days. Last minute cleaning this morning. Have a great weekend everyone.
12-18-2010, 09:48 AM
Debbie, I look at you as an older sister who's got my back! I hate disappointing people, a curse and a gift, yeah you know how that is, but I'm here on this journey with you all for good or bad. I gotta go eat now, will be back. I'm eating my second meal of the day which was meat with stew, same as first. Today is my first day on plan. Phase I reloaded, lock and load! I love you Ruthie!
12-18-2010, 11:01 AM
Okie - nice to see you back. You are a fighter so things will be fine.
Transporter - hi, and willpower back to you.
Natasha - a Paula cake being SB friendly is a first.
Debbie - I love your quote. Hope more things get crossed off your list. Those squares turned out great.
Ruth - you are one kind lady, working for the Food Bank in this weather.
BK - we will be watching you during the baking session, so just imagine us over your shoulder.
Cottage - would love to see you in the hot tub with family and friends, that must be so much fun and all those yummy cookies for the guys, of course.
Cyndi - hope you see lots of lovely birds today.
Karen - have a good time celebrating today.
me - rushing off this morning to one of the stores that is offering a meat grinder attachment to my KitchenAid at half price. I love mincing my own meat and that manual one is getting a little hard on our muscles. Having a nice supper with family tonight.
12-18-2010, 02:02 PM
Thanks lady loves! I've been doing good with eating and drinking.
12-18-2010, 07:13 PM
I'm glad you are starting back up and doing well, Okie. Welcome back!
Sophie, LOL, I will imagine my 3FC friends watching me in the kitchen as I bake lest I try to lick any bowls haha
Karen, have a great Christmas!!
Cottage, I love cookie exchanges, but they are bad for the waiistline if not done correctly. I always say I am going to get and give away, usually it partially works. I like the 2 bite rule. Good luck!
Cyndi, it sounds like you are having fun, keep it up and enjoy your holiday!
Debbie, I hope you get through this flurry o busy and get everything mailed so you cn enjoy the holidays.
Me? I am on my way to a party, I have a friend coming over to sit with my DD and I am not planning on eating.
I am a bit upset because another HPT was negative :( I plan on not eating my sorrows away :( Wish me luck!
hope for recovery
12-18-2010, 07:25 PM
Thank you so much for the support and for yesterday's suggestions. It is true that when i eat some carbs, I just want more and more and not eating them removes the craving and i just don't want to eat them at all. I did a small revision on fat as I was not eating any at all really and so I did today and I feel fuller and happier. I didn't overdo it. It is just cold and snowy outside and I need that bit of energy. Or I might be wrong I don't know.
Something happened last night - I thought I could have "some" sweet stuff after dinner and I couldn't. As soon as I have some of it, it overtakes my everything and I lose it all. So this morning I threw away sugar, chocolate powder, coconut butter. I do have a small pack of nuts but that seems ok.
So today I started again fresh and I have had:
B-eggs, yogurt with curry powder and half a pepper.
L - (it lasted throughout the whole afternoon - cabbage soup with chicken (spiced up with red pepper, garlic, chilli pepper), few hazel nuts
D - went out to a restaurant and was still on plan!!! - chicken leg, ratatouille, haloumi cheese
S - some bacon with rosemary and salad
and I cannot tell you how good it feels to be on plan! I did not order a desert and I did not try from my friends! I am clean, I am happy, I am living a solution! I did it just for today and tomorrow again!
p.s I think I have lost weight, I feel firmer and some tummy fat seems to be gone! I will know for sure by end of next week!
12-18-2010, 09:07 PM
Meal plan for tommorrow will be same as today's.
12-18-2010, 11:48 PM
I was having a bit of what I thought was olive tapanade, and then it tasted like mushrooms, I has some, it was good... only to find out that is was clams ( I am allergic to scallops and mussels and stay away from clams) I get intense digestive disturbances. Well, I took 2 benedryl and left the party so I would be home by the time the benedryl hit.
So far so good. It looks like I am in the clear.
I managed to get out of the party eating nary a sweet.
TOM is late by a few days, and even though I just took a test, In am tempted to take another. I have been trying for almost 3 years with only 2 BFPs, and 2 early m/c ... I guess I need to lose the weight anyways.
12-19-2010, 06:30 AM
I got the majority of my boxes in the mail yesterday, only two easy ones left. I went to Denver with mom and stocked up on healthy stuff at Whole Foods. I don't want to have to go back until after Christmas. I also bought a food scale and am going to try and keep track of portions for awhile. We had sad news yesterday; a good friend in Alaska was killed by a drunk driver. I woke up this morning just flat out exhausted. I'm going back to bed and will take care of myself today.
BelovedK, I hope you are feeling ok after eating food you're allergic to.
Take care everyone!
12-19-2010, 07:24 AM
Take care indeed! Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this time of year is full of pitfalls. In my case, chocolate covered macaroons are dangerous!
We collected lots of food and cash yesterday afternoon - this village has a "good thing going" as the TV guy said when he interviewed me. One guy, famous as a Scrooge, went into the grocery store to shop and wheeled out a cart full of 30 jars of peanut butter.
I managed to avoid working the Museum/Mill last night and even got a chance to see the light displays in the park. It was just magical with big puffs of marshmallow snow falling. I really enjoyed an evening at home last night, watching Nights in Rodanthe with the woodstove blazing.
Today's list is pared down to a manageable size. Taco Bake is first on the list to make and freeze and I still have a couple of cards and letters to get off. The Christmas juggernaut is rolling but I'm still steering it. I really do take on too much stuff this time of year but ...
Time for coffee and a healthy breakfast before I dress for Church and tackle the day.
12-19-2010, 08:35 AM
This time next week, it will be 'the day after.' Just saying.
Ruth, you would have really enjoyed Gina's chocolate covered macaroons at our cookie exchange yesterday. I brought home a dozen, but Jake ate one and I have 11 left. Want some? ;)
Debbie, that's such sad news about your friend. I'm so sorry. You rest and take care of jyourself and your needs today. You spend so much time seeing to others' needs. :hug:
Beloved, I hope you're not suffering any ill effects from the clams.
Our get together yesterday was a lot of fun, and we said we're going to have to make it an annual event. I never did get a chance to get in the hot tub, as we were too busy talking and laughing. My Peanut Butter Bliss cookies won a prize for being the most delicious cookies, and my Spicy Lemon Crescents won for being the prettiest. :)
We're staying in today, except for a morning visit with Mom & Dad, and I'm going to take them a platter of cookies. If I can get them away from Jake. ;) I have laundry to get done for the week, and will help Jake finish wrapping the last of the presents to put under the tree. Only a three day work week for me, and then it's Christmas!
12-19-2010, 08:54 AM
Away a few days, and I'm chiming in too late to manage personal responses. Ah, well! I did keep up with the comings and goings while on my "wake up too late to both exercise and post" break.
And today I'm off and running to make yet more Christmas ornaments (don't know why really - no tree here, and too late to send to anyone else to enjoy, but I do like making them).
May the rest of the weekend be filled with delicious and satisfying on-plan eating, and a bit of dancing, and moving, and more!
12-19-2010, 09:03 AM
Lexiss - so sorry for you, that is such a tragedy.
Ruth - Sounds like you need to make an emergency trip to cottage's house??!
Beloved - that would be wonderful if you were pregnant!! I know when I'm not eating and exercising (esp. the exercising), my TOM is MESSED up. SO much better if I treat myself the right way. Hoping that SBD helps you!!
Me - made the kids some banana chocolate chip bread last night, was brave and only tried a corner (honest!). Not tempted by it yet (yet), probably because I haven't had grains in almost two weeks. We'll see what happens tomorrow!
DS woke up crying twice last night with a sore ear/fever. I'll give him til this afternoon to see if it resolves (as a virus), then probably take him in :(. Poor guy, he was supposed to go to a bday pool party today!
Hope you guys have a wonderful day!
12-19-2010, 10:13 AM
Oh Debbie, I'm so sorry :(
Twynn, I hope your DS feels better
cottage, Yay for your cookies winning the contest!! Today is our baking day, my DD wants to make peanut butter balls, I hope we make them yummy!
Ruth, I hope you can be productive!!!
I sufferd no ill effects, just a bit of panic. Mussels are really the problem for me though, I just usually avoid clams too.
I wake up this morning to still no TOM, but negative HPT. I am on cycle day 34 and am usually clockwork 29. Oh well, if it was positive, I would have a + test by now, I am not sure why I am late.
Wish me luck, it is baking day, and then a photo shoot with a friend/photographer of me and my DD. I'll post one if they turn out well.
I am working on figuring out my trigger foods as I don't think trying a bit here and there leaves me in a good state. I might need to cut out completely some foods. Scared to do it but I keep on telling myself it is only food so what if I don't have chocolate, buiscuits, crisps, etc... I am actually willing to have a clean, on plan xmas and new year. I like this new vibe of being loving and caring for myself and doing what is good for me. I am happier and I feel better when I am on plan instead of off plan, so why go off plan?
This is what I had today:
B - cabbage soup leftover
L - cauliflower omlette with cheese and a salad and a pear as a dessert
D - cauliflower omlette with a salad and naughty roasted soy nuts.
I anticipate a meal before bed as I am eating mainly veggies and i don't want to eat in the middle of the night like i did last night. I am far from perfection but I am making a progress and i am positive about tomorrow, i have cooked on-plan food for tom and i should be able to do one more day.
I can't but we can! Thank you for being there
12-19-2010, 04:53 PM
Hang in there you can do it !!! :-)
12-19-2010, 06:11 PM
After not sleeping for nearly two days, I really rested. I feel better now that I slept.
hope for recovery
12-19-2010, 06:15 PM
FoodObsessed, great stuff! Sleep is a very important one for me because when I don't sleep properly I just feel tired and all I wanna do is eat and eat. I have recently made some progress not to do that and just wait until I am hungry or no longer tired!
12-19-2010, 07:47 PM
Here is a pic from our photo shoot of DD and I
Sorry so large :o Photo by Heather Addley
12-19-2010, 08:28 PM
Not much internet access at the B&B.
Debbie :hug: Thinking of you
Beloved - what a beautiful picture!
I'll catch-up on Tuesday. :crossed: hope there's good flying weather in Chicago tomorrow.
12-19-2010, 10:32 PM
BelovedK, you gave your daughter good genes. I just had a bath and I feel refreshed. I've got a busy day tomorrow so I'll catch you guys later.