When temptation arises take a deep breath and say no thank you. If this doesn't do it go for a glass of water, find something to do, call a friend, post and if this doesn't work eat an approved food item.
You really don't need that food bite you just want it. I know you can do it.
01-26-2011, 03:50 AM
Marcie, I love how you're polite to your temptations! What a great idea!
Schmoodle, how did the tests go???
Rose, we so love being involved with AWANA! Tom and I are in our third year as the Sparks Directors and we've also worked in Cubbies. This year we have a Cubbie, a Sparkie, and a T&Ter! How did the meeting go?
I'm sitting here with a sweet baby on my lap. He is such a cutie pie! We're about to go clean the bathroom upstairs and dust and sweep and vacuum in the bedrooms. Sounds like fun, right?! The big kids are all at school. Wednesdays I have to get the girls to school early because Kadyn has swimming class from 8:30 - 11:30. Today she's going to count how many times she jumps in the water for me. We have ballet and the girls' martial arts class tonight. Connor's basketball practice AND Cub Scout meeting got cancelled, so it won't be as crazy a Wednesday as normal! Thank goodness!
Lukas is laughing now. It's so adorable! He was cracking up at Tom last night. You should have seen the faces Tom was making to get the baby to laugh! I should have taken pictures...
Luke really wants to get the cleaning done so we're going to head upstairs. Have a great day, all!
01-26-2011, 03:57 AM
Kara, you are so blessed. This made me grateful for laughter and smiles. Enjoy your day. :mouse:
Well, now I need to look up "Cubbie, a Sparkie, and a T&Ter! " and get smarter. Hey! I'm old and really don't want to learn new stuff.
Kara, I know why you are up but Marcie, you puzzle me. Aren't you two hours behind me? Do you stay up late or get up ridiculously early?
I was awake before four - must have heard you two ;) - and loafed in bed for a while trying to turn off the brain and go back to sleep. :shrug: I hear you need less sleep as you get older so that could be the problem. It's not really a problem in summer but I sure do not enjoy these dark early mornings.
Gym this morning and then I am off to tow township office to get some permits for quilt raffles. I absolutely will not sell raffle tickets even for very worthy causes but will get licences and make posters and tickets to help out. When I'm stuck with tickets, I usually buy them myself and never have won a thing!
After gym today, I will shovel the snow off the tarp that's covering my woodpile and lug in some more firewood. My Prince Charmings are slacking off on filling the box for me! I really don't need to keep that back room heated but it's nice to cuddle with the dogs out there and watch TV in the evening.
Time for a decent breakfast before I tackle my day. Have a good one.
01-26-2011, 05:43 AM
Up ridiculously early!
Puggles - Age 2 and 3 · Cubbies - Preschool · Sparks - Grade K to 2 · T&T - Grade 3 to 6. Has to do with Awana.
You have a busy day ahead of you so take a minute more to snuggle with your loves....your precious dogs.
My day yesterday went well. We play Pinochle and I won 50 cents!
I had salmon green beans some veggie rice pilaf and a salad with very little dressing and a roll. I brought home half of my dinner and I had a dessert for $1! So instead of my allowed treats I planned for a small dessert and loved every bite. I feel good that I didn't go overboard and thought before I ate.
Enjoy your day and know that you are worth saying NO. :mouse:
01-26-2011, 05:44 AM
Ruth, *that* is definitely how I feel in the morning! Great picture! AWANA is a program run by churches around the world - kind of a combination youth group/Bible study. The name is an acronym for "approved workmen are not ashamed" from 2 Timothy 2:15. The club is broken up into age groups (Puggles are the under-threes, Cubbies are three to five years old, Sparkies are Kindergarten to second grade, T&T (Truth and Training) is the group for 3rd to 6th grade, Trek is the group for 7th and 8th grade, and Journey is the group for high schoolers). The kids do some Scripture memorization, have a large group story time, and participate in games. We have 62 Kindergarten to second graders registered in our program and 13 leaders who come every week! It's a great program!
01-26-2011, 06:07 AM
More snow on the way for us supposedly...I just cannot wait for spring! Other than that, not much to report here. When I went out to dinner last night, the restaurant didn't have whole wheat pita, so I opted for an additional felafel ball instead. So I officially missed my carb yesterday but I'm letting it go. Other than that, I came to a decision regarding exercise - until I reach goal I am going to focus on walking 5x a week for at least an hour, doing 10 mins. pilates 3x per week and push ups 3x per week and leave it at that. A little later once I've lost more weight I am going to focus more on shaking it up a bit. There's only so much I can do at one time.
Hope everyone has a great day. Kara, when do you hear about Hawaii?
01-26-2011, 06:26 AM
Good morning everyone. My oldest is sick....so I will be home today. I think he might have the virus we thought he had avoided last week. The funny thing is that we just said well it looks like he's not going to get it! Oh well...there's always plenty I can do here today! I did go to the WW meeting last night and bought the kit so I can start counting points along with Phase 2. Really excited about it!!! I will be back later for personals better go check in on little fella...
01-26-2011, 06:29 AM
Good morning :coffee2: I definitely could have slept in this morning. Why is it my body wants to sleep in during the week when I can't but insists on waking up early on Sat. and Sun.? :shrug:
Marcie - Great portion control yesterday! How nice to have an extra quick meal leftover.
Kara - Hope you and Lucas enjoyed your cleaning :)
Ruth - you mentioned summer and now I'm daydreaming about sunny mornings and gardening. Doesn't take much this time of year.
I think sleep is underrated and I personally I would like to get more.
Mathilda- How much snow are you expecting this time? I think this one is going to miss us. I'm going to follow your lead and focus in on exercise goals. I'm still way off track with those.
I'm out of here early this morning for a meeting on the other side of the state at 10. There are times when it really is true that "you can't get there from here". On the map this place isn't that far but I have to drive over the mountains and all the routes are very roundabout. Most of my day will be tied up in this one hour meeting with 5 hours of driving. At least it's a nice day with no falling snow. I think I'll bring my binoculars, just in case.
ETA - :wave: Lisa. I hope DS gets past the worst of this quickly and doesn't share with the rest of the family
01-26-2011, 06:34 AM
Be safe, Cyndi.
Litar, healing vibes or your oldest.
M Having a plan will help you. Good 4 U.
01-26-2011, 06:38 AM
More snow, this time perhaps 8". We're supposed to have a brief reprieve this afternoon, and I may try to make it out to the farm and just stay over since the heavier snow is coming tonight. :tired:
01-26-2011, 06:42 AM
Thanks for getting us started, Marcie! Ruth will never have to start the daily ever again now that there are TWO Colorado girls who get up ridiculously early!
I thought I was sneaking out early, but the troops heard and got up with me. Everyone is back snoozing right now. I now have a monthly report for my dog rescue group so I'm getting my ducks(dogs) in a row. Now to get to the company books. I'm going to volunteer at the food pantry again then take Kirk to Denver so he can get more wood for his rolltop desk. That's my day! OP, of course!
Cyndi, looking forward to a bird report.
Ruth, careful with that firewood!
Lisa, hope your little one is feeling better soon!
Matilda, great that you have planned your exercise!
Kara, great that you're teaching Luke to clean at such an early age.
Marcie, thx for the lesson but what is AWANA??? You can tell-no kids here!
Linda, take care with the storm headed your way.
OK, must get work done if I intend to goof off like I do every day. I think this started when I worked as a waitress at a high end restaurant. My hours were 4-midnight....Judge Whopner till 2 am, slept till 9 and had a whole day to myself before heading to work. I just do it on the other end now.
Have a great OP day everyone!
01-26-2011, 07:02 AM
AWANA is a program run by churches around the world - kind of a combination youth group/Bible study. The name is an acronym for "approved workmen are not ashamed" from 2 Timothy 2:15. The club is broken up into age groups (Puggles are the under-threes, Cubbies are three to five years old, Sparkies are Kindergarten to second grade, T&T (Truth and Training) is the group for 3rd to 6th grade, Trek is the group for 7th and 8th grade, and Journey is the group for high schoolers). The kids do some Scripture memorization, have a large group story time, and participate in games. We have 62 Kindergarten to second graders registered in our program and 13 leaders who come every week! It's a great program!
01-26-2011, 07:44 AM
Thx, Marcie! Obviously, I missed that!
01-26-2011, 08:12 AM
Matilda, we should hear by Monday but the office that does assignments is in Texas, which is seven hours behind us, so I'm thinking we won't hear until Tuesday. That doesn't keep me from checking e-mail seventy thousand times a day, though! :)
Lisa, I'm sorry your little guy is sick. :( Hope he feels better soon!
Cyndi, our first weekend in California we decided to drive to the coast and our neighbor told us to go south toward San Francisco and then back up the coast. That sounded ridiculous to us because it was SO much farther on the map. HowEVer, after spending over five hours driving over the mountains directly east we decided to try the "long" way home and it only took an hour and forty-five minutes. Lesson learned!
Linda, be safe!
Debbie, sounds like you have an action-packed day! Enjoy your time with Kirk!
It's homework time here. I wonder when the nine year old will realize that the faster he gets started the faster he will be done... Right now he is sitting and staring at his paper as if it's going to complete itself.
01-26-2011, 08:31 AM
Good morning, ladies. We've got snow starting here. School was canceled, not much falling yet, but I guess the heavy stuff comes later. I have a meeting in DC at 4PM, so I'm going to get on the horn and see if we can make it a telecon, or I'm afraid it'll take me all night to get home.
The test went fine yesterday, it was just a scan to see how overactive my thyroid is, to compute the dose for the radioactive iodine treatment tomorrow. The doctor said he has never seen an uptake of more than 90%, and my was 99. He called the lab to be sure they hadn't messed up the calculation. It's not the first record I've broken, seems like when my body decides to go wonky, we go all out! Anyway, I have a doctor's note saying no cooking for 4 days after the treatment! Well worth it...
Kara, I wish I was holding a snuggly baby right now - someone else's though, not my own. :D
Ruth, where did you get that picture of me? I guess I'd better go get dressed now.
Lisa, I hope DS gets better quickly and doesn't share.
Have a safe drive, Cyndi.
Enjoy the snow with the girls, Linda!
Debbie, Marcie, MMc, you chicks have a great day!
01-26-2011, 08:37 AM
Yesterday was so crazy I didn't even check in here. I see caffeine in my future today, due to the fact I did not sleep well. Sometimes my hubby has to stay at work over the night and that usually means a restless night for me. My imagination is to active. It used to be worse, but I stopped watching all crime drama and that has helped.
Sounds like today holds many adventures for everyone. Have fun!!!
01-26-2011, 08:56 AM
Kara- the meeting went really well, we are starting up next Tuesday evening and since we are starting so late will run through the summer. I used to be a leader for cubbies, sparks and t & t when my two oldest were little and helped with cubbies when DD2 was smaller but we left that church and our new one didn't have it til now. So I am excited for Mackenzie to get back into it she will be a T & T. I volunteered to be a part time leader this time instead of full time but I have a feeling I will end up full time before this year is over. :)
Schmoodle- wow that is high, hope the treatment goes well for you.
Okay back to work I go :)
Have a great day everyone
01-26-2011, 09:24 AM
Good Morning Fabulous Chickies!
"Marcie, I love how you're polite to your temptations! What a great idea!" - :lol: I'm all for this...maybe that's why mine have been so terrible lately, I've been yelling at them instead of politely declining! ;)
Mathilda - I am in awe. I still have to work out the exercise component of this - every night on the way home from work I really really pump myself up, but by the time I pick up my kids and get home I'm exhausted! I can't wait for a little extra daylight to help keep my energy levels up.
CindyM - You've probably already answered this a million times, but what do you do for a living that you drive so much!?
Schmoodle - Good luck! NOT having to cook sounds Fabulous! :love:
tanner'smom - Boy do I understand that! I HATE HATE HATE it when DH is out of town. Of course, I always shoot myself in the foot by watching stupid horror movies a few days before. I've learned that I can't even read the news for about a week prior to him being gone or I won't sleep at all.
Happy Wednesday to everyone who I missed!
01-26-2011, 09:42 AM
I'm working from Home and since I had a day off yesterday I'm swamped!
Also got some grief from coworkers for taking a day. Stress is getting old!
on the good side I'm down 1/2 a pound since thursday onward and downward!
ok back to the salt mines Hope to bBL
Btw Kara the group names for AWANA so cute!
01-26-2011, 10:48 AM
Morning :wave: to all your early east coast folks. Just checking in while downing my cup of coffee. Need to get it in gear as I have a dental appointment for cleaning then then to run to the doctor's for lab work. Probably won't be able to check back in until this evening. Hope everyone is strong today and staying on plan. I'm doing good, eating on plan and getting my exercise in. Scale isn't cooperating right now but I'm determined to earn that fourth carrot so I'm hanging in there and not caving. Make yourself your number one priority today!
01-26-2011, 11:15 AM
:wave: TallandThin, moving down 9 pounds in January-sounds like the scale is cooperating, to me! Good luck at your appts!
01-26-2011, 11:38 AM
Windsong - Nice that you enjoyed your treat in moderation.
Kara - Would you send Luke over to entertain and clean my bathrooms when you're done, please.
Ruth - I hate selling raffle tickets.
Matilda - Me too! Bring on the warm weather.
Lisa - I'll be interested to see how you like it. I went a couple of weeks ago but just can't get into the whole point thing again. Especially calculating for recipes.
Cyndi - My body never lets me sleep in:(
Linda - Guess that means my son is probably slogging through snow on campus.
Debbie - Busy!
Schmoodle - Hope you get your meeting changed.
Tanner's mom - Oh I can't read scary books when my husband is gone!
Rose and Amy - :wave:
Kierie - Onward and downward - love it!
TallandThin - It was a big paradigm shift for me in the past year to focus on what I could control, like my eating and exercise, and not what I can't, like the darn scale.
I saw the doctor today for my post-op follow-up. Everything looks good. BUT - no core work, lower body work, heavy lifting for almost 4 more weeks if I want to be safe. I can start trying the treadmill or elliptical probably next week and will try some light upper body work 4 weeks post-up. It will be a slow climb back:( Oh yeah - I asked how I got this and he says I was born with it and it just did not close up and the muscles weaken over time.
01-26-2011, 01:22 PM
It's nice being home and getting to check back in with everyone! Thankfully DS is much better....I think he was sickest last night and it seems to be very short lived! I'm with you Schmoodle....so hoping he doesn't share! Thanks to everyone for you well wishes for him!
Kara- Reading your post today makes me miss those baby days! Enjoy every precious moment!
Karen- I know what you mean about calculating the points...being home all day has made it easier but it has been time consuming. I am surprised at how it adds up. Looks like my SB eating will work well with 29 points. It will keep me in check with cheese, nuts and other higher fat foods.
Matilda- you have a great plan for exercise...this is where I always fall short and struggle!
Happy Wednesday to everyone else!!!!!!!!!!!
01-26-2011, 01:51 PM
Hello everyone! It's cold and snowy in MD. Weigh in is tomorrow and I've got two sets of papers for the doctor to sign. Hope he's able to do it.
01-26-2011, 10:19 PM
Good afternoon, ladies...hope you're all doing well. I'm at work...those 2 days off just FLEW by. :( Been a bad week already...http://www.13wmaz.com/news/mostpopular/story.aspx?storyid=111264&provider=top Last night there was a news story on about how 11 officers had been shot in the past 24 hours...ELEVEN!!! There have been 14 police officers killed already this year. It's insane!!! Now there are people saying it's "war on the" police (they said "pigs" of course) b/c of this shooting. Needless to say, everyone is on high alert around here.
On a more positive note, we are beginning our fundraising for Autism Research and have come up w/ some really good ideas. I'm excited!!! This year I was made co-captain of our team (this is my 4th year doing this) so me and my roommate are in charge of a lot of the fundraising efforts. Unfortunately we found out yesterday that apparently none of the big-wigs when it comes to local fundraising WORK on Tuesdays. Odd, huh??? LOL Oh well...we'll try again on Friday. :) Did I mention I'm excited??? We've upped our goal every year and always meet/exceed it. Last year we raised over 2K for Autism Research...hopefully this year it'll be double that!!!