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01-27-2011, 01:50 AM
I got a call back regarding a job but because of the inclement weather, I don't know what the call was about. I will find out later today and tell all of you what the deal is. Good thoughts. Today is weigh in day at the doctor! I hope to have good news for you all!

01-27-2011, 03:22 AM
Wow! I'm actually posting in MY morning! Connor is at school, Kadyn is working on her cursive, Avery is doing her sight words, and the baby is still snoozing so I have a minute to myself. Scale was up a pound this week. I am finding it frustrating that I managed to lose twenty pounds eating cookies and cheesecake and candy over the holidays and now that I started exercising and eating right the loss has stalled. I'm not losing motivation - just kind of grumpy. I haven't been doing measurements, which would probably be a good idea, and I could also pay better attention to portion sizes, so I do have areas to tweak. It's a journey.

Good luck at the doctor, Okie! I'm sending good thoughts for your job prospect!

Schmoodle, I'm glad you got some results from the test, although I'm sorry it was not great news. Best of luck at your iodine test today! Try not to glow too brightly!

Jasmine, I also hate when my husband is gone. I have the worst time falling asleep. The last time he deployed I did the elliptical before bed every night so I'd be more tired (as if caring for the kids all day didn't wear me out...) and that helped.

Rose, I'm glad the meeting went well! Enjoy the club! One of the first things we look for when we move is an AWANA club.

Amy, I get up early to get my exercise in because I have learned that if I don't do it in the morning, it's too easy to put it off and then it doesn't get done. It stinks to wake up an extra hour and a half early, but I've come to treasure it as my special quiet alone time. It's not often quiet in my house...

Kierie, good job on the loss! Keep it up!

Tall, my scale isn't cooperating either. Grrrr. Hope your appointments went well!

Karen, glad to hear the good news from the doctor! Take it easy, though!

Lisa, glad your son is feeling better!

Natasha, I'm sorry to hear about the losses and injuries. That is scary work! Good luck with the fundraising!

01-27-2011, 05:23 AM
Good morning, ladies. :)

Okie - Sounds like it's going to be good news about the job...can't wait to hear about it!!! Good luck!!! :) And good luck w/ your weigh in as well!!!

tomandkara - Don't be too's quite possible that it's just water weight or maybe even some muscle gain. At least it's only a pound either way, right??? ;) Don't worry, it'll be back where you want it to be next week. ;) Thanks for the good luck wishes...I'm excited to get started, that's for sure!!! :)

Plans for today are gym, sleep, work, and then gym again. Throw in some pumpkin spice coffee (did I mention that I'm addicted now??? LOL) and a few meals and snacks and that's pretty much it. I'm on-call all weekend, but hopefully I'll skate by w/o getting called in b/c we have plans for a Girl's Night Out on Friday w/ my bestfriend who will be going out for the first time since having the baby. Yay!!! Wish me luck...I don't mind going in on Saturday or Sunday, but I really hope I don't get called in to work on Friday. :) Oh, I got my computer fixed, btw. Had some nasty malware on there and had to do a complete system restore. Blah!!! Hope everybody has a great day!!!

01-27-2011, 05:46 AM
Numbers can make us sad or happy so let's remember that through hard work, determination and goal setting we will succeed.


01-27-2011, 07:02 AM
Hey all,
Snow day today, but I'm hoping my sitter can still come in the afternoon so I can run out to a movie (when was the last time I did that??). Not much else to say today except good luck Okie!

01-27-2011, 07:11 AM

Yesterday was such a long, busy day that I didn't have a chance to check in or read the daily thread. I popped in a couple of times but kept getting interrupted. :shrug: I'll go catch up on yesterday's news when I finish here.

We celebrated our 31st anniversary yesterday. It sure doesn't seem like we're old enough to have been married this long. This is the first anniversary that we did not eat lobster. Even when times were tough and money was tight we splurged on lobster to celebrate. But because of Fergie's gout problems we decided to pass on the lobster this year. Fergie broiled scallops and fixed salads and we had that instead. It was really good, maybe even better than lobster. (Not really, but we're pretending. :lol:)

We missed this snow storm. We got some snow, but not enough to call it a storm. I'm so relieved, we've missed a lot of school already and traditionally March is our big month for snow days. I like the occasional day off, but I also like my summer vacation.

Okie, I've got my fingers crossed for you. :wave: to everyone else!

I'm off to get caught up on yesterday's thread now.

Enjoy your Thursday friends!

01-27-2011, 07:14 AM
Zucchini Hashbrowns

1.5 pounds or 4 cups of coarsely shredded zucchini
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs or equivalent egg substitute
6 tbsp Parmesan cheese
cooking spray


* Combine zucchini with salt in a medium bowl; let stand for 15 minutes. Squeeze to press out moisture.
* Stir in eggs and cheese.
* Fry in skillet over medium high heat until golden brown on both sides. I use cooking spray but the original recipe calls for butter.

The first time I made these was a side dish but from then on it was a great alternative to eggs for PH1 breakfast. I have refrigerated them for several days and microwaved them as needed. They are not as good as right out of the pan but still tasty. You could add garlic, onion, or pepper to taste.

BTW - I don't usually like cooked zucchini at all, unless it is in quick bread, but I can happily eat it this way.

Oooo, going to try these this morning, TY for sharing. :mouse:

:balloons: Congrat's on the 31st and making it even MORE special this year.

01-27-2011, 07:31 AM
Morning everyone! Today is a full day workshop/training for me! A little bit of a break from the regular school day....b/c I don't have to be there until 8:30, also we get to go out for lunch. Don't worry though, there's a new place we tried recently and I can get a great protein packed salad with light dressing on the side! So sad that eating out lunch seems to be such a treat....but hey that's how it goes for us teachers!!!

Kara- Glad you got to catch a minute for yourself this morning....those little ones really keep you busy. Don't worry too much about the scale, it will move! I know how that number can effect me, though!

Oakie- Good luck at the dr. and weighing in!

Heidi- Happy Anniversary 31 years that is awesome!

MmcKellan- Love some snow days but hate making them up....the movies sounds like a fun afternoon, though. Maybe if the sitter can't come you could choose a movie that would work for everyone???

Marcie- Have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for sharing the recipe from Karen. That sounds so yummy and I have several zucchini in the fridge right now!

01-27-2011, 07:36 AM
Wow, Natasha, two trips to the gym?! You're on fire!

Matilda, what are you going to see at the movies?

Happy belated anniversary, Heidi!

Lisa, enjoy your inservice day!

01-27-2011, 07:39 AM
Just a moment to check in before I'm off to the grindstone (I love it, so it's really more of a funstone).

On plan all week, my arms hurt like heck from the 100 pushups program (, and I look forward to RUNNING again this weekend.

Have a great day, y'all!

01-27-2011, 07:41 AM
Natasha...mmmmm pumpkin spice! I really need your gym motivation!

Annie- Have a good day and thanks again for sharing that push up site. I started and I know what you mean my arms are so so sore!

01-27-2011, 08:04 AM
Morning, everyone!

We had quite a snowstorm overnight, and there's 16" blanket of snow to dig out from this morning. I know how I'll get my exercise today! I'll probably wait until noon before I try to get to the farm, if I go at all. Those back roads are always the last to get plowed and treated.

Have a great OP day, and stay safe!

01-27-2011, 08:08 AM
Good morning :coffee2: Just another day on the road in Vermont :)

Cottage - wow, that's a whole lot of snow. Be extra safe out there (I know you will be it's the Mom thing ;))

I'm off to scan recipes because I can't come up with an interesting dinner idea and I'm bored! I made last night's dinner in the pressure cooker and it was good. I'm excited to have a new way to prep stews.

Have a great Thursday friends.

01-27-2011, 08:13 AM
Good morning, EveryChick. With all the early postings, you look like nightingales instead of Chicks. :lol:

The plough just went by to clear our road but we sure don't have a huge fall of snow. That's a good thing because I did not get my shoveling done yesterday as planned. This morning is busy with a trip to the pharmacy, coffee with the Diner group and then some time with the curators at the Mill Office. We are working on grant applications - not my favourite thing. :( We'll do lunch together and then I'll be home to shovel. I need staff!

Whoops! It's trash morning so I need to get "it" together right now. My DH always said "When you get your **** together, be sure you can lift it!"

Stay, safe, warm and OP.

01-27-2011, 09:26 AM
Good morning!!

Another long day, more parent teacher conferences tonight. They atleast are supposed to be serving salad for dinner, I hope it is SB friendly. If not I am prepared.

For those of you who got snow last night, be safe.

Happy Anniversary Heidi!!!

Have a great day!!

01-27-2011, 10:06 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Me, slept in after a very long day in Denver. The sunrise is nice, though, and I think I'll head out with the pups. Today, work on the books, exercise, food bank, lunch, Law and that order. I'm committing here to finish the dumb canning jars (remember) from this fall. They are in the basement and I'm tired of looking at them. My food day is planned which helps me so much. Take care everyone!

Okie, thanks for getting us started this morning and I hope you have some great news for us today.

Kara, I'm really glad you're back with us every day! You're right, it is a journey. BTW-Natasha is hot on the gym!

Natasha, I see you are back to your successful routine. You're probably sleeping by now!

Marcie(LadyWindsong), thanks for the reminder about hard work, determination and goal setting. BTW-how is Lou doing? Thx for posting the recipe-I hadn't seen that. Let us know what you think.

Matilda(Mmckellen), I hope you get to the movies!

Heidi, glad the storm missed you and that you and Fergie had a great anniversary dinner.

Lisa(litar), eating out is unusual for us, too, but I'm to the point I like home food better.

Annie, reading your post-my arms hurt! Great that you are sticking with it!

Linda(cottagebythesea), wow! 16"! I know what you're doing right now.

Cyndi, hmm...wonder what you'll come up with for dinner?? Safe driving!

Ruth, :wave: Take care on yet another busy day!

tanner's mom, I hope your long day turns out ok! I picked up a Front Range Edibles mag yesterday at Whole Foods. It says Ft Collins has a good food coop. Have you ever been there?

Karen, and others :wave: Have a great day!

01-27-2011, 10:26 AM
Good Morning!!

Just a drive by this morning...hopefully will get online later -

We're supposed to get snow today as well, but nowhere NEAR 16"!

01-27-2011, 10:42 AM
Quick flyby for me :wave: to all.

Okie- good luck with the weigh in and the job

01-27-2011, 11:01 AM
Good morning!

I've been up for hours but just now popping in. Sure wish I could sleep late. Today is "new tivo set up day" here which will take lots of patience, not my strong suit. If this latest one fails on us I am ready to throw in the towel. Think I'll head out to do some errands to since DH will have the car tomorrow. My son's latest school broadcast airs today and I am looking forward to watching online later. And that's about it for me.

Off to quiet my growling stomach now.

Have a great day everyone.

01-27-2011, 12:13 PM
:wave: Flyby working from home but up to my ears!

01-27-2011, 01:24 PM
G'morning everyone! I baked cupcakes for the office last night- and I withstood them! And although I know that they're tasty- home taste testers approve, I don't want one this morning! Small victory.

I'm also learning to take my coffee without sweetener. Another small victory. I feel so virtuous.

01-27-2011, 02:18 PM
School was closed today so I didn't hear about the job. Weigh in at the doctor is in four hours!

01-27-2011, 02:48 PM
Morning my friends :wave:. Well, ring the bells, blow the whistles and shout from the rooftops :cp:! I finally earned my fourth carrot :bravo: The scale fought me for over two weeks but I hung in there and patience paid off :dance:. Lab work came back just fine yesterday but can't say the same for the dental appointment. Dentist said I've got some bone loss but doesn't know why as there is no apparent problem with the tooth so I'm on antibiotic for a week and then a recheck. Always something at my age!

Just got home from my morning walk and it is so pretty outside. Around 65 and sunny. Saw a pair of mallards on our pond, sure they are building a nest. The Canadian Honkers are loud this morning too with lots of splashing going on. I'm sure this is just a break in Winter but I'll take it.

Plans for today include washing the car or doing some prunning. Perfect day for it.

Hope you all have a great healthy day!

01-27-2011, 03:43 PM

Finally lost the apparent water weight that hopped on-board last Friday. Back to where I was a week ago, but that's ok. Still made goal for the month - hoping to squeak out 1 more pound by Tuesday morning. :D

Busybusybusybusy. Just wanted to stop in and say HIIIIIIII! Hope everyone is having a fabulous OP day!


01-27-2011, 08:14 PM
Congratulations, TallandThin! All your hard work finally paid off! :bravo:

01-27-2011, 08:31 PM
I lost .4lbs. I have a cold so maybe that's why the loss is so low. Back to the drawing board.