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01-24-2011, 04:42 AM
Put into action your plan for today and know that you will be successful. :mouse:

01-24-2011, 04:56 AM
Good morning, Marcie! I have to admit that my plan for the day involves a nap. :) Tom's working 12 hour shifts this week and next (including the weekends) so I am going to make sure I have enough energy to make it through the evenings without him. Usually I'm fully spent by 5:00.

One week until we find out if we got the Hawaii assignment. I'm crossing my fingers!

The girls are still home and the baby just fell asleep so now I think we'll do the dusting and vacuuming upstairs before we go off to Kindergarten so he can sleep longer. Kadyn still has to do her violin practice anyway, which won't wake him up. They won't get as much time at school as normal, but Lukas will not be grumpy from being woken up so I think it's a good trade.

Stir fry for dinner tonight. I got some ginger to add to it. Yum!

Have a lovely day everyone!

01-24-2011, 05:07 AM
Fingers crossed, Kara and have a pleasant nap and day.

01-24-2011, 07:01 AM
Good morning from Antarctica - or at least that's how it feels here this morning. It was -21.6 when I got up. :brr:

Thanks to the weather we haven't had a full week of school since mid December. I'm hoping this will be the week. There's a storm due later this week but right now they're saying it will stay coastal. I've got my fingers crossed, I'd like to get the kids (and myself) back on a regular schedule again. I'm wondering how many will actually come to school today though. I teach in a low income area and many of my families don't have cars. I'm not sure I'd walk my 5 year old to the bus stop in weather like this.

I ate badly last night, not so much WHAT I ate as HOW MUCH of it. We went out for an early anniversary dinner. We're going away next weekend to celebrate but will barely see each other on Wednesday the real date so Ferg decided on an early celebration. :) It was nice and the food was really good. But restaurant portions are so big and I was enjoying myself and not really paying attention to how much I was eating. Ah well. I'm starting to feel like I'm going to set a record for taking the longest to loose that last 5 lbs!

Enjoy your Monday, friends. :hug: I sure hope it's warmer where you are than it is here today!

(Kara, Hawaii? :crossed:)

01-24-2011, 07:09 AM
Hi all,
Wow - Kara!! Hawaii? Sweet...I'll be sending positive vibes your way for that assignment. I've always thought Hawaii would be a wonderful place to grow up. If you got it, when would you go?

Went a little overboard last night...had wine and an additional snack I hadn't planned for, but the foods were on plan (1/2 cup roasted chick peas and some peanuts, a couple of slices of cheese) so I'm not going to worry about it. I just hope the weather warms up this week. The payoff to suffering through this nightmare winter is thinking just how good it will feel when spring comes. Only 2 more months, probably - give or take. Maybe I'll be at goal then!

Hope everyone has a great day!

01-24-2011, 07:10 AM
Windsong: Good morning! I was here an hour ago and wondered who would start today's thread. :)
Kara: Hawaii sounds lovely.
Heidi: The last five sounds like an okay place to stall, if you have to stall at all. Happy anniversary!
Mmckellen: Spring can't get here quickly enough for me either!

No exercise in the plans for me today, just work and eating well. Tomorrow I have CPE off site and the food may or may not be SB compatible. I'll take something along just in case. The plus is that it means I'll be home early enough tomorrow to RUN again. C25K week 1 will probably take me two weeks to master, but I can and will do it.

What amazing to me is that my husband, who has absolutely ZERO interest in running, has run with me every time I've gone ... because he knows I wish I had someone to run with, and since I don't he'll be that person.

I'm very blessed. :)

01-24-2011, 07:17 AM
I'm fortunate. It's a balmy 7* here. ;) I've been staying in bed later and later, as I know how chilly the house will be when I get up. You'd think we'd just get smart and turn up the heat, but we're too cheap.

Ah, Kara, Hawaii! I hope you'll get the assignment! That would have been our next assignment if Jake hadn't been medically discharged. We would have gone to Waimea.

01-24-2011, 07:29 AM
Morning everyone! I weighed in on Saturday and was down a little bit more. Today was my official weigh in day, though! I started my TOM and knew I would be I decided to go with the Sat. weight for my weigh-in b/c I know today's isn't accurate! And sometimes that number really effects my willpower and progress so I refuse to let that happen today!
Kara- exciting. Hope it all works out how you want.
Mmckellen-I know what you mean about Spring. I'm so over winter!
Annieoh- What a great hubby to run with you!
Heidi- I can't wait to get to that last 5lbs!!! That is such an accomplishment!
Cottage- It is so hard to get up on cold mornings!!
Marcie- Hope you have a wonderful day!

01-24-2011, 07:40 AM
Good morning. I think Heidi and I win the coldest morning competition. It's -27 F here. I "forgot" to turn down the heat last night so the house was nice and warm this morning.

Cottage, 7F is a heat wave!

Kara, my fingers are crossed for the Hawaii assignment. My sister is visiting there right now.

Annie, feel free to start the daily thread any time. It's great that your DH is going to tun with you.

Matilda, it's good that your detours were not far off plan. We do have to live our lives.

Litar, good decision to go with your Saturday weight. I know how the metal monster can affect my thinking too although I no longer have to deal with TOM.

I'm off to the gym shortly, providing my car will start. It's been very reliable but it is seven years old. After gym I'll do a minor grocery shop and then snuggle into my warm house until it's time for my afternoon conference with my doctor.

Stay safe and warm and think soup!

01-24-2011, 07:47 AM
Good morning :coffee2: We don't have our own outside thermometer. Weather Channel says -16 and really I don't need to know if it's a couple of degrees off :brr: Lots of ours schools are on 2 hour delays to give it time to warm up a little, especially towns with a lot of walkers. Me, I'll be out at the regular time but will give my car lots of warm up time before I get in it.

Kara - :crossed: Today Hawaii sounds like heaven

Heidi - The last three storms were supposed to be coastal storms until the night before. Let's hope they are right this time.
Where are you going for your anniversary?

Mathilda - DW now knows that when I cheer after dinner that means I'm within my points for the day and I've exercised so I get to have wine.
I'm counting down to spring with you.

Annie - How sweet of your husband.

Cottage - stay warm. I am in love with my snuggy knock off. It looks silly but it's so warm

Lisa - good luck with the weigh-in

So today is the day (finally) to talk with my 2 supervisor types. I decided to send them an email ahead of time with my issues laid out. Working for organizers there is a real hazard of being organized every time you have a conversation with them. I really want to make sure I am clear about my limits here. I don't want to come out of the meeting feeling like I've been led down a path I didn't intend to be on and just quit in a few weeks. In an ideal world we will all handle this well, make a good transition plan and I will or won't still be working for them in a couple of months. At this point I just need to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Have a good day and stay warm! Personally I'm bringing an extra set of gloves to my car, just in case I need them.

ETA - good morning Ruth. I'm happy to let you and Heidi battle for that title! It's definitely a soup day

01-24-2011, 08:28 AM
Heidi, that is ridiculously cold! I hope it warms up for you soon!

Matilda, we are leaving Germany this spring. Our original plan was to stay here the last two years of Tom's enlistment (he can retire in 2013) but he made his next rank last year and they don't have a job in all of Europe for him now. :( If we don't get the slot in Hawaii, we're headed to either Texas, Maryland, Florida, Colorado, or Idaho. I know...that narrows it down, right?!

Annie, have a great run with your husband! Tom and I tried running together once and it did not work out at all. He's quite a bit taller than me and I just couldn't keep up. Pretty comical!

Linda, we do the same thing with our heat! Such penny-pinchers!

Lisa, I'm sure you have all our blessings to use Saturday's weight! I am a firm believer in the fact than you cannot get a false low reading on the scale!

Ruth, hope the doctor's appointment goes well for you! Where is your sister visiting?

Cyndi, I'll be thinking of you this afternoon. Hope all goes well!

01-24-2011, 08:53 AM
Marcie - Good morning.

Kara - Hawaii!! Watching the new TV show makes me sooo want to go back.

Heidi - Brr! I ate badly too - not what, but how much. My excuse: I ate anything other than the last of the Girl Scout cookies! Happy anniversary.

Matilda - Oh, great thinking - warm weather and goal weight, hand in hand.

Annie - So sweet of your husband.

Linda - My husband is cheap too. But now that I get up earlier and earlier he has kindly adjusted the heat. Of course, it is never warm enough and I wear layers and sometimes use a space heater during the day. Sigh.

Litar - Good for you:)

Ruth - Keep warm!

Cyndi - I hope things go well today.

Getting my hair cut and colored today. That's about as exciting as it gets around here right now. Teen should have a full week of school, finally. I slept so much better last night that either my husband didn't snore or I just didn't hear him:)

Have a great day everyone.

01-24-2011, 09:10 AM
Good morning chickens! I am sitting here feeling guilty that I didn't make the kids bundle up more before they left. Luckily, they push it to the last minute so I'm sure they weren't waiting too long for the bus.
I'll be really glad when this super restrictive diet is over (3 more days), it'll be like vacation to be back on the beach and have options. I made a pot of stuffed cabbage soup without the rice, so that should get me through today and tomorrow anyway.
Today is WFH, so I'll enjoy it, since the rest of the week is doctor's appts. and meetings. Come on Friday!

Debbie, I hope you're not too bruised and sore today!
Kara, I'll keep my fingers crossed for your Hawaii assignment. Although it would be nice if you wound up in MD...
Cyndi, hope all goes well with your meeting today and you come out with the result you want.
It is awfully cold here too, Heidi and Ruth, but you both made me feel warmer with your negative degrees! I will gladly watch you win that prize.
annie, so nice of your hubby to run with you. I wonder if I could get mine to do the same?
cottage, I guess I am cheap too. I turn the downstairs heat to 65 at night and run down in the morning to turn it up before the kids come down.
Mmc, my mind has been on spring too lately.
LadyWindsong, thanks for the inspirations!
litar, I understand your scale issues. I have to go on scale vacations so it doesn't control my mood too much.

Hope I haven't missed anyone! Have a great start to the week, chicks. I'd better get myself ready for my telecon. Even over the phone I can't do meetings in my PJs!

ETA: Hi Karen! I was glad to read you are feeling better.

01-24-2011, 09:28 AM
Hey Chickies!
LadyW Great quote thanks for the inspiration!!
Kara Ohh Hawaii! you're in my prayers lady! I hope you get your nap
Heidi Stay warm and So glad you got some bonus anniversary time!
Annie that's awesome!
Cottage you should be out by the Pool! ;) its-6 in NJ
Ruth Hope you and the doggage are snug as bugs stay warm!
Cyn I'll be thinking of you good luck in the meeting!
MMcK Don't feel bad I had mini marshmallows last night! Not OP but delicious in my FF cocoa (which has less sugar that the swiss miss NSA Cocoa?)
schmoo I'm coming to your house for soo
:wave: Litar:
I'm about to hit the shower and be late for work but it's cold and I'm ok with that on this frigid monday. It's going to be a long crazy week but only I can determine if it's a good week or a bad week. I''m shooting for good!

01-24-2011, 09:34 AM
Good morning!!!

I will be thankful for our warm weather today. I think we are supposed to be in the 40s which sounds like a heat wave compared to what some of you have mentioned. The nice thing with CO is the sun is almost always shining.

Back to work I go. This week will be long. We have parent-teacher conferences on Tuesday and Thursday which means I am at school till 7:00. I definately am going to have to think thru food, since I will need two meals.

Have a great one!!

01-24-2011, 10:43 AM
Good Morning all :).

I have a confession to make. I'm off phase 1 after just one week :o. I couldn't eat like that for another week, and after sitting in front of the computer for 2 hours Friday trying to come up with a meal plan I decided to go straight to phase 2. It's easier for me to eat with a few grains and fruit sprinkled in, now I remember why I failed on SB the first time I tried it.

I've just got back from the gym, and upped my cardio by 15 minutes to total 45 minutes today then did my strength training. Deadlifted 65lbs which was challenging so I'm very pleased!

Today is one of my long days at school, classes start at 12.15 and end at 4.40. I'm taking string cheese to snack on.

Tanner'smom - it's warmer here today too which I'm happy for although they are predicting more bloody snow later this week ggrr!
Kierie - that's a great attitude
Schmoodle - hang in there with the diet, it's a shame I couldn't ;)
Waistingtime - I am getting a haircut Saturday and am excited about it, just a trim but still, it's wild right now!
Kara - fingers crossed for Hawaii!
CyndiM - good luck with the meeting
Ruth - good lord that is cold!
litar - good for you recognising that TOM works with the scale to do wicked things!
cottage - balmy! :D
Annie - it's great that your DH runs with you, I try get mine to the gym with me but he flat out refuses
Mmckellen - occasional slip ups are fine, you are doing great!
Heidi - Ruth got you beat with the temps!
Lady Windsong - that is a great message, thank you!

01-24-2011, 11:40 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

A late check in for me! I slept until 5 and everyone decided to get up with me. I pondered, and decided it was a great morning to enlist some help while we sipped coffee and woke up. Kirk folded laundry and fed the pups while I did food prep, which I find so helpful in staying OP. I made another soup, prepped salad for 3-4 days and made a tabbouleh with fresh mint, lemon juice, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions. It looks like we're set. I was going to go scan pics this morning but it's snowing pretty hard, so I think I'll get some indoor exercise and start on the company books. My mom wants them to the accountant by mid-Feb.

Marci(LadyWindsong), thanks for getting us started this morning. Your message helped me plan and I am in line for a successful OP day.

Ouch for cold! Ruth, Heidi, Cyndi, Kierie, Schmoodle and Linda-STAY WARM!

Annie, great that your DH is running with you! I wouldn't be in a rush to find anyone else as long as he's game.

Matilda(Mmckellen), I'm thinking warm weather, too!

Lisa(litar), yay! for a loss this week!

Karen, glad you're sleeping better! Did the GS cookies go away??

tanner'smom, hope your long days go by fast! Ps-we're havin' a heat wave here, too, despite snow-overcast right now, but that will change!

Kara, yay! for thoughts of Hawaii-I have lots of family there.

LAK1974, it sounds like you made a good decision moving into P2 instead of taking a nose dive on P1. Watch for cravings and keep us posted.

Ok, off to the salt mines! Have a great day, everyone!

01-24-2011, 12:24 PM

Another busy Monday! Hope everyone is well! Was none too pleased after the outcome of yesterday's Bears/Packers game, but.... what can you do? Was kind of sad that our 3rd string QB was better than our starter..... but I just watch the games.

Have tons of leftover meatless chili to eat up so that'll probably be my lunch every day this week. Where's my Beano??? :lol: Have a ton of healthy food to eat up at home - went a little crazy at the store over the weekend but it's ok. At least it was mostly healthy stuff.

Anyhoozle, gonna get back to work. Hope everyone is feelin fiiiiiine! Have a good one!


01-24-2011, 12:25 PM
Good morning Debbie and friends! I'm almost done with my minimum amount of applications to complete for this week. I set a goal of at least three and I've completed two. I have high hopes for the Teaching Assistant position that I just applied for. I have a bit of a cold (sigh) so I hope they call me next week so I can recover this week. Have a lovely day ladies and gents (?).

01-24-2011, 01:00 PM
Morning friends. Just a quick cup of coffee to :wave: to you all as I head out the door to walk in this beautiful sunny weather. Will stop back later. Hope you are all having a great on plan day.

01-24-2011, 01:04 PM
AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! One of my office mates just made microwave popcorn. That smell is intoxicating! :devil:

I have to get past this feeling of entitlement. My desire is that everytime I abstain from eating something I previously would have enjoyed that I be rewarded with impressive, immediate results. Alas, it does not happen that way. :tantrum: My history is that I lose focus as I grow impatient. I MUST keep on keeping on!

01-24-2011, 01:15 PM
Frenchie - First of all, relaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaax. :D It'll be ok! Secondly, microwave popcorn is no fun for sniffing when you're trying to behave, I know! You can get past it though!

Are you on Ph1 or Ph2 now? My go-to Ph2 snack that makes me feel like I'm being indulgent is Triscuit Nachos. I take 6 Triscuits and lay them upside-down on a plate. Then I take my LF Colby/Jack cheese stick and break it into 6 hunks, putting one on each Triscuit. Nuke in the microwave for 20 seconds, let cool 1 minute, and VIOLA. Nachos!

01-24-2011, 02:47 PM

The crud hit me last night at 11:30 and pretty much spent the night in the restroom back and forth.

I am weak today, just had some chicken soup to see if I can keep it down about to head back to bed.

Hope to be back to normal tomorrow. Take care and stay warm.

01-24-2011, 03:01 PM
happy monday peeps.

icky and gray and..did i mention icky? weather. it's been a while since i've health issues forced me out of my job& so it's all writing applications&trying not to fall back into depression. boy, do i sound maudlin.*sheesh*
hot water bottle and hot cocoa for me&whomever needs consoling =)

01-24-2011, 04:14 PM
I have to get past this feeling of entitlement. My desire is that everytime I abstain from eating something I previously would have enjoyed that I be rewarded with impressive, immediate results.

Oh my...I couldn't have said it better!!! It doesn't help of course that when we give into temptation there are immediate NEGATIVE results :dizzy:

I feel better after reading - I almost didn't check in because last night was so badly OP, but it sounds like I'm not alone. My in-laws sprung Chinese take-out on us. I had very small portion of 2 meat/veggie dishes with no rice, but it was still bad. Then I noticed that my can of Sierra Mist was REGULAR!! 140 calories of sugar - I nearly cried.
By the time I got home I was ravenous from the sugar in the soda and the sauce, and ate WAY too much - though it was OP.

It appears that all the protein I ate when I got home worked, because I'm feeling good today and have not been hungry.


01-24-2011, 04:33 PM
Hey all, just checking in. Doing good on my Phase 1.5 transition. I had a slice of multigrain bread (a very small slice) with peanut butter for lunch. Yummm. I'm thinking if I can get to a grain and a fruit with each meal, I'll be pretty content. :) We'll see though- I'm closely watching how my body reacts. :)

But so far, so good! The scale's moving in the right direction!

01-24-2011, 04:35 PM
I almost didn't check in because last night was so badly OP
I can't stress how important I feel it is to check in, ESPECIALLY when an evening has gone badly. The daily thread isn't about perfect dieting, it's about daily checking in....Sorry all that happened, but glad to hear you're bouncing back. In my thinking, things feel better when we do share them with others!

Pearlrose, sorry you are so sick! Get well soon!

Janet(jandaman), great to see you again but sorry you''ve been dealing with health issues.

TallandThin, I added mushrooms to my salad today. Yum!

:wave: Weezle, frenchgirl and Okie(BellaLucia)

I'm WFH today-better keep going here!

01-24-2011, 05:02 PM
Sounds like cold temps everywhere. I'm with Kara.....NAP!

01-24-2011, 05:08 PM
Wish I could just crawl in and nap but I absolutely must get the woodstove cranked up. That back room is way too cold even for the furries and I want to watch TV out there tonight.

The darn car did NOT start this morning so I skipped gym but did do a half hour on the treadmill. It started OK for my afternoon appointment and I now have the block heater plugged in to keep it warm overnight. Many years ago, I used to take out the battery and bring it indoors when it was this cold! My kids called me Wonder Woman!

01-24-2011, 06:11 PM
My kids called me Wonder Woman!
'Scuse me, but aren't you just that???

01-24-2011, 06:39 PM
Debbie - Still a few of my son's cookies left. My husband ate a whole box by himself yesterday! I haven't been craving them today:) How are you today?

Lisa - Beans don't get me. Maybe because I eat so many! But look out broccoli!

Okie - My husband used to always say that when you are looking for a job you should put in as many hours as if you were working. Of course I can't remember the last time he was looking.

Frenchgirl - I'm impatient too:(

Rose - Hope you feel better soon.

jandaman - :hug: