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02-03-2011, 06:18 AM
Today, remember that friends can help us to be better motivated, stick to our WOE and be there for us through thick and thin.

02-03-2011, 06:35 AM
Good morning

I see where Travis from the doctors has written a new book called the Flat Belly Prescription!

It is -14 out right now. Yesterday I did go to the store and it was -7! Dumb, well NO as we are do for More and more bitter cold and I needed to get a RX picked up. There were a lot of people out and about and Charley, Lou and I went at 7 in the morning.

I made a broccoli cheese and bean soup yesterday and it was/is delicious.

Stay warm, enjoy the warm weather, exercise, stay on plan and know that you are all awesome~ :mouse:

02-03-2011, 06:58 AM
Good morning!

The big storm is behind us here, and life goes on. We didn't get any icing and not as much snow as first predicted either, so I'm happy about that. The schools around us all seem to have delays this morning, but not us. I guess we're the 'tough guys'. :lol: Fergie and I got things cleaned up pretty well last night and we only got a few more inches over night so I won't have any trouble getting out of the driveway

I got a lot accomplished yesterday, and went to bed early. Now this morning I keep thinking it's Monday instead of Thursday. :shrug: It doesn't take much to throw me! lol

Enjoy your THURSDAY, ladies! :hug:

02-03-2011, 07:04 AM
Hi everyone,
The weather is such a topic of conversation this winter. It was almost upt o 40 yesterday for us and some of the snow melted, which I am so grateful for, but what melted seemed to be the pretty white snow and now all we see is the black (yes - really) snow left over from a month ago! Honestly, it's enough. Cold today but thankfully no more real snow for the next couple of days.

What is getting tiring to me personally is how dark it is in the morning still. I believe I do suffer from a bit of SAD and I need to get my travel light out and bring it to work and start using it again. It's nice to still see some light at 5pm when I leave work though.

Hope everyone has a great day.

02-03-2011, 07:27 AM
Good morning.

enjoy the warm weather ???? Is that a typo, Marcie? We are COLD here!

Heidi, too bad you didn't get another snow day. Everyone here enjoyed a snow day yesterday. It wouldn't have been as much fun if the power had gone out.

Aw, Matilda, get out your SAD light. They do help. We don't get even a glimmer of first light until 7 but the days are getting longer by about 2 minutes every day.

Our snow stopped overnight but I need to get ploughed out again if I am to go anywhere this morning. My neighbour shoveled my side steps and walk for me last night but the 100' lane needs a man with a truck and plough! I need to do a bank run, drop off some papers and go to a meeting in town for 10:30 so ... If I'm stuck inside, I'll just cancel everything and have another home day which will please the dogs a lot. I may wade through the snow in the yard (20") and make them potty paths. They sure can't cope with this stuff.

Whatever your day brings, remember it's a gift. That's why it's called the present!

02-03-2011, 07:38 AM
Good morning! I am having an amazing day because I got a call from Tom this morning that we're moving to HAWAII in May! We had really hoped this assignment would pan out and we're both super excited. Now I don't have to worry about getting selected for the Idaho job. LOL

I was sick yesterday but I'm feeling so much better today. I thought it might be mastitis because it felt like the flu and I was sore in my milk-maker but either my body kicked it on its own accord or it was something else. I'm glad to be out of the achy-feverish-chills phase and onto trying to get used to eating again.

Marcie, your temperatures are so super cold! Colorado was one of our options and we had it at the top of our list, but now I'm a little glad we didn't get it.

Heidi, I've been all confused about the days of the week this week, too. All day Tuesday it felt like Wednesday. Odd.

Matilda, it doesn't get light until 8:00 at the earliest here. In December/January, it's often 8:45 before the sky starts lightening. Don't move to Germany!

Ruth, I'm sure your dogs would love if you stay home with them again! Be safe driving if you do go out and enjoy your day by the wood stove if you stay in!

I'm supposed to be cleaning but I got side-tracked...

02-03-2011, 07:40 AM
That's great, Kara! I feel warmer already just thinking of Hawaii. :)

02-03-2011, 07:40 AM
You should come visit next winter!

02-03-2011, 07:48 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Everyone got up with me this AM so I had to go right into my functional mode. Pups have been out (it's only 0 here) and DH is back in bed. I have lots to do this morning and need to keep going. What I find when I procrastinate is that my morning exercise suffers. I have a batch of yogurt just about to finish up on my radiator and I'm going to get bills paid. I'll walk at least a mile in my living room before heading to the food bank at 930.

Have a great day everyone! Stay warm!

02-03-2011, 08:02 AM
Good morning everyone!!! Sounds like everyone got hit pretty hard with the white stuff....none here! Thanking the Lord for that! We would have another Sat. school day! My boys have had another sick week...this time it's flu like stuff??? We all had the flu shot so the Dr. didn't test but it has done a real number on my oldest with his asthma! I don't function real well on little to no sleep and he has kept me up with hourly breathing treatments. He sounds so bad and it breaks my heart! The only relief he has is when he takes the steroid (Predisone??sp) pills. I broke down and gave him his dose for today at about 5 am this morning. I have learned from this that being tired and stressed does not help me stay on plan...last night I had a snack/junk food supper! But I am starting back over on Phase 1 for a few days...I refuse to let that set me back! Sorry I rambled...

Kara- So happy everything worked out and you are getting to make the move you want! Wow cool.
Mmckellan- I know what you mean about the light...I am so ready for Spring!!!
Hello- Ruth, Debbie, Heidi and Marcie....Have a good THURSDAY!!!!

02-03-2011, 08:03 AM
Hawaii!!!! Kara, how would like a permanent house guest? :D Congratulations on getting the assignment that you both wanted!

I'm back home again after spending the first part of the week at the farm. The storms didn't end up being quite as bad as first predicted, but I'm glad I didn't have to worry trying to drive out there. The girls didn't want me to leave yesterday, but Jake was starting to get lonely. :)

It's looking like we're getting back to normal today with no dire weather warnings, and there's not a cloud in the sky for a welcome change.

02-03-2011, 08:24 AM
Good morning :coffee2: It's a quiet morning with lots of spinning in my brain. Not sure if I'm on the road, WFH, or off to the doctor with DW. I'll be back later to check-in. Hope your travels are safe and warm today.

02-03-2011, 08:37 AM
Good morning!

Windsong - Wonder what he'll have to say and if it's anything new.

Heidi - LOL - I am confused about the day too. Drive carefully.

Matilda - I just heard last night that we gain over an hour of daylight this month:)

Ruth - I love that the neighbors here help shovel each other out. Warms my heart.

Kara - Woo hoo! Which island?

Debbie - Busy morning for you. It is easier for me to get my exercise in when I do it at home; when I have to be at the gym at a certain time I sometimes just can't get out the door.

Lisa - I hope everyone is better soon. My oldest had asthma but not that severe. He actually outgrew it. DH has it but was never diagnosed as a kid, only when our son was.

Linda - Glad it was not bad there; on the national map it looked like you might be south of the ice. My son did have freezing rain on campus.

Cyndi - Hope the brain spin is from good stuff.

The schools are closed again here since it is in the negative temps. This was spirit week for my teen so they are missing all that fun stuff. Saturday is their dance and it is supposed to be above freezing during the day so it could be quite a mess. He told me we need more food in the house so I guess I'll be braving the temps to hit the store today.

Have a great day everyone. Keep warm!

02-03-2011, 09:21 AM
Good morning, chicks. So busy this week, I haven't had time to check in - just a fly by for now, and catch up later. I'm staggering my way back into Ph1, but found I hadn't planned things as well as I thought. I think I'll throw some black beans in the crock pot for soup. Anyway, those buried in snow and deep-freeze, stay warm, those with ice, be careful, congratulations to Kara, and I think a chick-meet in Hawaii next year is an excellent idea!

02-03-2011, 09:30 AM
Good morning!!

No more snow "cold" days for us. It's off to work this morning, but I feel very rested from my 2 days off. The kids will probably be wired so, its probably good I am feeling so calm. Yesterday was nice. We did end up going out with my mom and met up with my aunt. My son was so excited, because he got a Mad Hatter stuffie from the Disney store. I am excited because I got pomegranet seeds YUM!!!!

Tonight I am trying a new recipe for vegetarian/vegan tortialla soup. I hope it is yummy.

Kara-I believe I am just a tad jealous :)

Have a great day!!!!

02-03-2011, 10:08 AM
Kara amazing!!!!!!!!!!

02-03-2011, 10:12 AM
Kara, how delightful.

Ruth Warm weather wishes because not all of us chicks are having snow!
Potty paths, yep Charley has them and sometimes we have sheets down on top of the cleared paths so his feet won't freeze to the grass/snow.

-18 right now and so glad I don't have to go anywhere.

Making Lou a kielbasa soup for him.

Morning litar and all the rest of you lovely beachers.

02-03-2011, 10:41 AM
good morning,

Kara - congratulations, I know you will love it and I know the kids will be in seven heaven.

Debbie - thanks for the wishes yesterday.

Litar - sorry to hear about your son. Hope he is better today.

Ruth - is sure is mon pays, c'est l'hiver

Everyone else stay warm and op
take care

02-03-2011, 11:09 AM
Good morning,

I am jealous Kara, how exciting, my BFF was stationed there in the early 90's so we went and stayed with her for a week, it's just beautiful there you will enjoy it.

I am back at work, 2 DD's have another snow day. DS just has one class but I am sending him in since the major roads are all clear.

Just waiting to hear when the claim adjuster is coming to look at truck so we can get it fixed. DH is mad that neighbors insurance is not covering but what can you do?

Have a great day and stay warm everyone.

02-03-2011, 11:49 AM
Morning! Quick fly-by. Made it in to work no problem. Chris went out to start my car this morning and the door handle completely pulled out, like.... unglued. It's not broken - you can open it from the inside. So I have to dump it off at the auto place tomorrow to see how much it'll cost and if it's covered by warranty or not. Whee. Hoping it's just an easy fix.... glue it back in and POOFKA. $5. :lol: Right?

Anyhoozle we still have people that can't make it in due to the snow so we're really busy. I hope everybody is safe and keeping warm! Have a great day! :D


02-03-2011, 12:13 PM
Morning gals!!

Schmoodle I hear you on crawling back to Phase 1. I am doing a Phase 1/WW combo. BUT, I decided that yesterday would be a good day to start, and since we have been iced in for a couple of days I don't have a lot of food to start with. Oh well, it needs to happen!

Kara Did you have another kiddo??

I am going to go read up on what all of you have been up to. :) Life here is good!! Just ready to get this eating and exercising back under control. Been away from SB for so long, I have some serious studying to do.


02-03-2011, 12:43 PM

02-03-2011, 12:46 PM
Yay it's Thursday! Thursday is yoga day for me so I always look forward to it.
It's chilly in the office today but not as cold as most of you must have it. Yay for sunshine in California.

Things are going well, I'm still on plan and still seeing the scale move down... I think that mixing calorie counting or WW with SB is a good plan.

I'm wondering a little about the 4 hour body- a friend of mine is trying it but I just don't think it's that sustainable a plan. Some things are similar to SB, but there's a cheat day where you're supposed to binge and I just don't know if I could handle that. It'd be too tempting to keep binging.

02-03-2011, 02:00 PM
What up, Weezle??:hug:

02-03-2011, 02:04 PM
Morning, ladies. No time for personals right now...just popping in real quick. I've got porkchops defrosting in the sink right now. Tonight's dinner plans are some sesame pork chops (I found the recipe on but I'm eliminating the honey in the recipe b/c, well, I hate honey and I'm not going to spend the $4 for a small bottle of Agave), crack slaw (never made it before...oooh!!!) and sugar snap peas. YUM!!!

Tonight is Jersey Shore and the roomie will be heading to our friend, Varonika's, house to enjoy the show. I know, it's a train wreck...I just can't look away!!!

A good friend of mine wants me to do a bike race w/ him on the 26th. I looked at it the other day and the shortest ride is 15 miles. EEK!!! He keeps trying to talk me into it, though, and I don't get to spend much time w/ him anymore since his girlfriend decided she was jealous of our relationship a while I'm really considering doing it in hopes that at least this will get his girlfriend to be more accepting. I guess we'll see.

Anywho, hope everyone is having a good day.

02-03-2011, 02:30 PM
Kiko: Yo. :D What's shakin' girlfriend???

02-03-2011, 04:46 PM
Kiko, I did! Lukas was born the 13th of November. He's such a sweetheart!

02-03-2011, 05:13 PM
Hey Kiko!!!!!! It's so great to "see" you here! How is everything? :hug:

02-03-2011, 08:31 PM
Welcome back, Kiko! It's great to see you again!

02-03-2011, 09:18 PM
Hey girls!

Thanks for the sweet welcome back. Life here is good- I have much to be grateful for, just need to get my health under control.

Kara He is SO sweet!!!!

Forgot how hard the first few days of Phase 1 are...... UGH!!!

02-03-2011, 09:22 PM
Kiko - No worries, just think back to how good you felt after you got through the first few days! So happy to have you back :D

02-03-2011, 10:38 PM
Just wanted to say hi everyone!