South Beach Diet - South Beach Daily Chat Friday January 7th

01-07-2011, 03:06 AM
I'll be going back to school next month!

01-07-2011, 06:21 AM
Good morning. Okie, you sound excited. What are you going to study?

Up waaaaay too early again. I wake for a potty trip and then the brain turns on and I can't get back to sleep. Grrr! Of course Jazz hears me and does his puppy barking and I just have to go to him. Mothering instincts stay with you forever, I think.

Donna came yesterday and we thoroughly de-Christmassed the house and then she cleaned. It feels good although seems really bare. I guess it's time to buy an amaryllis or paperwhites to brighten things up.

Gym again this morning and then Paul is coming to install a railing on my basement stairs. They are old and open stairs, a bit of a challenge to navigate when you are carrying something down. After he's gone I'll go back to struggling through end of year accounting corrections for the Mill books. It's slow going but gratifying to find and correct an error - especially when it's not MY error but one made by the previous treasurer AKA the Princess of Perfection!

Grrr! Just checked the calendar and I have a funeral and burial this afternoon. Nothing like standing in a graveyard in a snowstorm! Never mind, at least I'll be standing!

Happy Friday! Come and chat a bit.

01-07-2011, 06:59 AM
Good morning Chicks!

Okie, I'm interested in hearing what you'll be studying, too. :)
Ruth, I've never been to a funeral in a snowstorm but it sounds awful. (Around here they don't bury til spring.) I'm sorry.
Linda, I've got my tree lights on now. I'm embarrassed to say I'm still enjoying it, but I guess I'm going to have to take it down soon
Windsong, I hope your dentist appointment yesterday went better than mine. The tooth I broke and had repaired in September needs a root canal. I knew it was still very sensitive but I was hoping for the best. X rays showed that it's a dying tooth though, so..... It's not so much the procedure itself that's bothering me, although I'm not looking forward to it - it's the bill! Yikes! :faint:

I'm very glad that it's Friday! I'm heading to Massachusetts after school for a quick visit with my Mom so I'm not sure if I'll have time to post over the weekend. I always make time to read posts though!

Have a great Friday, friends! :hug:

01-07-2011, 07:06 AM
Heidi, I hear you on the bill. I had a filling but now my cheek is swollen and fills like it does with a sinus infection. Will call later. Also, I will have to have a crown in the same tooth when it breaks! Not fun for either of us. In some pain so will try and chat later.

Hi to you all and have a great OP SB day :mouse:

01-07-2011, 07:47 AM
Good Friday morning everyone! Sorry I did not have time to stop by yesterday but I did read! I think I am going to have to make an appointment for the chiropractor this afternoon....I am having some trouble with my upper back/neck.
Heidi and Windsong...Thought of you yesterday, my dentist called to schedule an appointment that I missed while we were in Fl. in November! Disney was way more fun than a dentist appointment!!!
Ruth- I know what you mean about the house feeling bare once the decorations are down...always makes me a little blue but at least your house is clean! I can't say that but I wish I seems it never stays clean now that everyone is back on our busy schedule!
Oakie- Going back to school sounds interesting...tell us more about what you are taking!

01-07-2011, 07:58 AM
Good morning, Chicklets!

Okie ~ Have you changed your mind about moving to California? You do sound excited about going back to school, and I'm eager to hear all about it, too.

Ruth ~ We think so much alike! I bought a pot of paperwhites with the same thought of brightening up the house after the holidays. They're on the kitchen windowsill next to my miniature pointsettias, which are still flourishing. That's a shame that you have to spend a snowy afternoon at a funeral, but you're a loyal friend to attend it in this weather.

Heidi ~ I hope to undress my tree today, then Jake will dismantle and put it away tomorrow. At least it's much simpler this year than the previous years when we used to put up 3 trees. ;) Take care driving to MA this weekend, as I know a snowstorm is heading your way.

Windsong ~ I have an awful phobia about the dentist. I think I'd rather go through childbirth than go to the dentist! Something about having fingers poking around in my mouth just gives me the willies. :fr:

Well, Jake just came back home and said the roads are really getting bad on this snowy morning. I'm so thankful that I have today off so I can enjoy it, rather than worry about having to drive on back country roads.
I've already cleaned the bathroom and will get to the rest of the house after I've had my coffee. Of course, with Jake home now, it makes it harder as he gets in my way. Maybe I'll make him take down the tree. ;)

01-07-2011, 08:07 AM
:coffee2: Good morning friends. It looks like I will be WFH this afternoon with the storm coming in. I'm going to run out to my early meetings including my lunch meeting, then home. I'm looking forward to some quiet time cooking and updating data. I'll be back!

01-07-2011, 08:40 AM
Good morning all! Thank goodness it is Friday!
Busy day today--enjoying my coffee before I head off to work. My student's had a great week, which is nice because you never know how the first week after break is going to be.
I have my first big challenge tonight of staying on plan. We are going to my best friend's house this evening to watch a football game. I can avoid the alcohol no problem, but avoiding the snacking is going to be tough. I am planning to bring my own on plan snacks, but I know it will still take quite a bit of will power!

Have a great day ladies :)

01-07-2011, 08:55 AM
Good morning! TGIF?

Okie - :carrot:

Ruth - I do that same potty/brain thing all the darn time!

Heidi - Double ouch! Have a nice visit. Hope you don't get caught in a snow storm!

Windsong :wave:

Litar - Hope you get some relief.

Linda - Enjoy your day. It took me a long time of my husband being home 24/7/365 to get over him being in my way. Sigh.

Cyndi - I have been seeing them talk about that storm on the national weather all week!

Sarah - Sounds like you have a great plan. :dust:

I've got my weekly workout with mom and trainer today. Last one until after I've recovered from surgery. I will be careful lifting today. Gotta run some errands and do some meal planning.

Have a great day everyone. BBL

01-07-2011, 09:40 AM
Happy Friday!!

Today at school we have a cool assembly. Our librarain lost her daughter suddenly last year. Her daughter was a knitter. When our librarain was trying to decide what to do with all of her daughters yarn she ran into a lady. This lady decided she would knit every kid in our school a hat in memory of our librarian's daughter. So today we are having an assembly where the kids are getting their hats. All of the local news will be there. Ijust hope not to cry.

My other challenge will be after school when the teachers get together for what we call our FAC(Friday Afternoon Club).

Have a good day!!!

01-07-2011, 10:39 AM
GOOD MORNING! :brr: Stupid snow. Made me skip breakfast because I didn't have time - hazardous roads and such. Blargh. Have almost finished my V8 but my tummy still is going raaaaaar. May have to split up my snacks today.

How's everyone else doing this lovely Friday? T to the G to the I to the F!!! My brother, Ryan, and his wife are coming into town tonight unexpectedly (and demand our presence at my parents' even for an hour.....) We're hoping for an "announcement" of some sort. Trying not to get my hopes up though!

Gonna hit the grocery store after that tonight, then tomorrow morning we have Anna's first volleyball game (I need school colors, beads, pom-poms, pennants, foam fingers.....) and then a pretty relaxing weekend, thankfully!

Better get some work done, I GUESS. ;) Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL day! :D


01-07-2011, 10:44 AM
Good Morning and Good Friday!

tanner'smom - FAC??? My girlfriend from CA calls it the same thing....we Wisconsinites could do with more of those. I actually turned down the invite today though so that I could attempt to stay on plan (ours usually involve a lot of champange :o

sarahsk - I'll be thinking of you!!! I haven't faced my first evening out while on plan and I'm dreading it. I think your plan is awesome though - I'm sure you will do GREAT!

I'm already having a bad day :(
Just feeling really un-motivated - scale was up a pound last night (I weigh in after work); I realize I should only weigh in once a week, but that just doesn't work for me.
I'm trying to remember that it could be the sodium or, more likely, not getting enough veggies (ahem...fiber)
Makes me afraid that the weight won't come off :cry:

But I'm GOING to do this -- all of you give me faith that it will actually work!

Getting taken out to lunch today, which is also scary. But I checked out the menu and have picked out a salad which looks friendly:
Insalata Pollo: Roasted chicken with walnuts and asparagus in a balsamic Dijon dressing.
and I'll get the dressing on the side.

Sorry for the long post - just bummed out and can't talk to DH about it. Whenever I talk about being unhappy on a diet he tells me that I shouldn't be on one anyway. But I'm up 25 pounds in 2 years and I just can't do that anymore!

01-07-2011, 11:20 AM
Hi everyone,
Tried to post this morning, but my computer had logged me out and I couldn't remember my password! I've reset it now, but forgot what I was going to post about.

I'll need some willpower this weekend to resist the WINE. We have a busy weekend planned; all good stuff, including the party on Sunday - I think I've come up with a strategy for it. I'll have a good lunch, and then at the party I will ONLY allow myself crudite and some dip for them. If I start counting out nuts, it's all going to go out the window. I think tonight won't be so difficult, but tomorrow night it will be hard to resist alcohol. If I can make it through this weekend around the wine and food, next week will be easy (during the week is usually not a problem for me) and then I'll have more motivation for the following weekend, which will be my last on the restrictive Phase 1. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

01-07-2011, 11:49 AM
Hi everyone,

Getting ready to go to DeKalb Farmer's market and stock up on veggies! I have a question on South Beach. I know no fruit the first two weeks, but when can I add a little lemon juice or lime juice? We use them both so much that I am having a hard time adapting without them!


01-07-2011, 11:55 AM
Hi everyone,

Getting ready to go to DeKalb Farmer's market and stock up on veggies! I have a question on South Beach. I know no fruit the first two weeks, but when can I add a little lemon juice or lime juice? We use them both so much that I am having a hard time adapting without them!


I really don't think a small amount of lemon or lime juice will affect you on Phase 1, and will actually enhance your food. I say Go With It!

01-07-2011, 12:10 PM
Amy - Don't fret sister. I tend to weigh myself daily, as well, mostly because I'm certified OCD, but I find that it DOES help me figure out where I've gone wrong before I go wrong for 5 days in a row and majorly gain. Not getting 4.5 cups veggies, 1/2 cup beans, 8-10 cups of water, and eating foods that are high in sodium can all contribute to a slight gain. (Plus the ahem.... plumbing being backed up..... ask the girls about Bathroom Celebrations! :lol3: )

Trust me, I know how it is not being able to talk to the man about it. Chris is 126 lbs soaking wet and can't gain weight to save his life. He eats whatever he wants and has no issues. He truly doesn't understand having to eat a certain way to be healthy because he's one of those miracles that not only doesn't gain weight, but his BP and cholesterol are fine, no blood sugar issues, nothing, even though all he eats is crap. MUST. BE. NICE. :frypan:

You CAN do this. I know because if I can do it, anybody can. Believe it or not, pre-Christopher, I was 2 lbs under my goal-weight. Other girls on here have lost INCREDIBLE amounts and kept it off! You can do it. And we're here to help you when you need it, even if you just need to talk.



01-07-2011, 12:15 PM
Good Morning:sunny:

A late check in here….I stayed up last night and Kirk got up with me this morning which means no computer time. We looked at our schedule and have decided to head to our Western Slope home on Sunday afternoon. That means I'd better get my list in order.

Okie, thanks for getting us started. Great news that you've gotten enrolled in school.

Heidi, safe travels this evening!

Cyndi, :wave: see you later as you WFH!

tanner'smom, what a touching memorial. I'm a charity knitter and it's ok to cry. :willpower: for FAC. Make a plan and stick to it.

Karen, have a great workout!

sarahsk, your plan sounds great for football night. I always take my own stuff to events and it works great as long as I resolve to keep my hands and brain away from the off plan food.

Linda(cottagebythesea), having Jake take down the tree sounds like a great idea!

Lisa(litar) , hope the chiro fixes your neck/back. I went last week and feel lots better.

LadyWindsong, I hope you feel better later!

Ruth, I'm looking forward to my reports this year. Last year it was piecing together someone else's work and it was frustrating. Yay! for standing!

Lisa(Weezle), I'm doing fine on this lovely Friday. Thanks for asking. Oh, a family mystery…..Take care on those roads!

AmyKitKat, good for you recognizing that you have good support when you need to talk about your weight. Me, too. As to the scale, some folks weigh daily, others once a week. If you weigh daily, just remember that day to day you will see fluxuations due to water, sodium, what time you ate, etc, etc, etc….the list goes on. It's only a number in time. Congratulate yourself for making a commitment. ...and if you gained 25 pounds in 2 years it won't come off overnight. It's a process which requires staying OP and keeping your chin up.

Matilda(Mmckellen), ok, just do it this weekend. Remind yourself of your commitment and stick to it. There are always more weekends.

buskyandme, :wave: I see Linda answered your question.

01-07-2011, 12:34 PM
Went and called the dentist and they took me in at 7:30.

They took an exray and he came in and gave me an inside out exam. I told him where it hurt and said that is one of the spots right where I got a shot and he said that I am having an anesthetic reaction to the 2 shots. Didn't see any infection but it HURTS! Sinus area is swollen and red, too! OUCH!
Gave me 2 prescriptions. Call if it gets worse and call Monday.
I feel relieved, but I am still hurting.

Making me a trout!

More in the morning when I am feeling up to par.

Chin up ladies, you can do this.
Good vibes to you all to get through the day. :mouse:

01-07-2011, 12:42 PM

Yeah, the sodium will do it to you. I prefer to weigh in first thing in the morning, but hopefully after a bathroom celebration, if you know what I mean... :)

Drink more water today. It's what I plan on doing!

Oh, so a friend of mine's birthday is coming up, and she wants me to make some of my famous baked goods for her party... I don't mind doing that, but right now, I'm on P1 and thinking about recipes is like looking at food porn... I'm just not sure that this is a good idea. Maybe I'll just buy something from a nice bakery for her rather than having the temptation to lick the spoon in my kitchen (and snarf all of failed cupcakes). It'll also prevent me from fantasizing about cupcakes.

01-07-2011, 12:48 PM
Thank you so much for the support has helped me get back into more of a "fighting" state of mind rather than the pity-party I had going on this morning.
This WILL take time - the sooner I truly accept that, the better.
Thank you for all the suggestions!

Weezle; I LOVE your description of Chris :D
My DH, Jared, I think, just wants someone to be a party to his terrible eating (though he weighs A LOT more than 126 lbs!) I try and be grateful for having someone who likes me the way I am, but it sometimes gets in the way of being the best person I can be! :p

01-07-2011, 04:10 PM
Hello, just getting around to posting.

Busy weekend, I have to come in to work on Sunday for a couple of hours but it shouldn't be too bad.

I have a nsv- today at work was jeans day so I got to put on my jeans that a week ago were a heck of a lot tighter, no yanking required to pull them up and no sucking in to button them up. I so hope the scale is as nice on Sunday morning. I can use it mentally :)

For those visiting the dentist- my dd2 has lost both of her front teeth but her mouth is a bit small so they are going to have to remove two more front teeth in order for her grownup teeth to come down straight. She is going to look completely toothless :)

Have a great weekend everyone.

01-07-2011, 05:25 PM
I'm staying in MD and I will be getting my 90hr certificate to become a Lead Teacher in a daycare by May 2011!

01-07-2011, 07:26 PM
Another day staying on South Beach... YEA ME!

My SO is such the gourmet cook; I think this diet is going to hurt him more than me. I have told him to eat whatever he wants, it doesn't bother me. But for him, not having someone to cook for is pure torture. The question about the lemon juice was because he wants to make one of my favorite dishes, chicken piccata. Already he is going on that a tablespoon of flour won't hurt... and he WON'T thicken the sauce with butter until he has plated mine. HELP! Tomorrow he is baking french baguettes. What's a girl to do?

I have given him the list and said that if he can make it fit in the plan I will eat it. I saw him with charts earlier... this could be interesting!

01-07-2011, 09:16 PM
Hey everyone! I had the day off today, but went in for an hour to see a friend who came to visit. She moved a couple months ago, so she came to work to see everyone. After that I worked out. Now I'm just hanging out at home. I hate to say it, but I'm so craving a beer! :)

01-07-2011, 09:45 PM
Instead of the SB flu, I've contracted a real flu. That's what happens when patients sneeze in your mouth! A word from your friendly neighbourhood med student: Cover your coughs & sneezes! :frypan:

Today marks the end of week 1 of phase 1! :carrot:

This forum, its recipes, and most of all it's members are the reason I've made it this far! Looking forward to sticking to the plan with all you wonderful ladies!


01-08-2011, 12:16 AM
Good evening friends :wave:. Gosh, I'm really late in posting today but at least I'm here now.

Okie, Did you change your mind about moving out here to California? I was looking forward to having another beacher on the west coast.

Sara, hope you were able to stay strong tonight.

WT, retired husbands do tend to get in the way sometimes, don't they :) Luckily mine does some volunteer work at the sheriff's department so that helps get him out and about.

Tanner'smom, What a special thing to do. Hope the kids are old enough to appreciate the significance of what is happening.

All the talk about dentist appts made me call to re-schedule an appt for cleaning that I cancelled in November but the office was closed so will have to call again on Monday. I don't like going either but don't like the problems that arise if I don't go.

Another bright sunny day for us out here in California ... or at least our area. Just down the road a bit I believe they are again fogged in. Thank goodness we live in a location that is normally above the fog and below the snow. Yea for foothills!

Got all of our Christmas decorations packed and hauled out to the storage shed for another year. What a good feeling. I did, however, keep some wrapping paper in the house because I did pick up a few after Christmas sale items that I need to wrap and stash for next year. I always feel so good when I find them just before Christmas and it gives me a head start on shopping during that time.

Had a scare with our dog Wednesday that thank goodness wasn't too serious or at least we hope so. He apparently hurt his back or neck and would cry out in pain. So now he is on pain and anti-inflamatory meds and complete rest. This afternoon, he is definitely showing signs of improvement. :)

Well better late than never. It is so good reading all of your posts from earlier in the day. Look forward to "seeing" you tomorrow.