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02-04-2011, 01:00 AM
It's Super Bowl weekend, yippee! Thanks for all your love and support ladies!

02-04-2011, 04:02 AM
Morning, Okie! Are you going to watch the game? It doesn't come on here until midnight and that is WAY past my bedtime so I am just going to check the scores in the morning. We're not huge professional sports fans anyway and they don't show the commercials here, so it's no big loss.

I am feeling all better now! That makes me happy. And we have no after school activities today so it shouldn't be a rushed afternoon. I still need to get the girls off to Kindergarten but then the laundry and Lukas and I will be alone for the rest of the morning. :)

Have a great day, all!

02-04-2011, 04:12 AM
Happiness does not come in the form of a chocolate bar.

02-04-2011, 06:55 AM
Hi everyone,
No loss this week, and the scale was questionable anyway. I weighed myself twice and my weight stayed the same as last week both times, and then I weighed myself again and I was up 1.2 lbs! Then I weighed myself again and it was back to the same weight as last week. I guess this is a lesson not to get hung up on a pound or two. Anyway, I was pretty much on plan last week so I am not going to stress about it. This week I have two restaurant meals in my future which will mean I will probably veer slightly off point wise but I am going to stick to on plan foods and be strict about the carb portions (for instance, tomorrow night we are having chinese food and I am not going to have more than 1/2 cup brown rice). Tonight I'm going out to an italian place; I'm going to try to bring home half my meat entree (will eat all the veggies) and I will not have any bread or pasta.

Kara- down 7 lbs! Congrats!!

It won't be a really busy weekend. There's a church fair, and we are getting together with friends, but that's about it. Hope everyone has a great day!

02-04-2011, 07:00 AM
Good morning :coffee2: Happy Friday! I'm working tomorrow but I'm still glad it's Friday :)

No Super Bowl around here. Football is definitely not our thing. My only sports vice is Big East college basketball. Comes of being an SU alum, I can't help myself.

Yet another day that won't be spent the way I planned. I've been asked to go north to do a radio interview this morning. It's so not my favorite thing but everyone seems to think I would be the best choice so off I go. It will be a lot of driving for a small amount of work, but so it goes. Tomorrow I've got a meeting and training on the other side of the state then DW is doing a concert fundraiser in the evening. I suspect that Sunday will be a very lazy day around here.

Hope your Friday passes without a hitch and your weekend is here before you know it!

02-04-2011, 07:26 AM
Good morning!

Hi Okie and Kara. :)

Marcie, that's a good quote this morning. I'm still guilty of using chocolate to make myself feel better at times, even after all this time on SBD.

Matilda - my scale was dancing this morning too. It doesn't usually go back and forth so I'm hoping that means tomorrow it will dance down and stay down. ;)

Cyndi, good luck this morning. I'm sure you'll do a great job on the radio - it sounds exciting. Drive carefully!

On Wednesday I spent a long time planning this month's meals on an online menu planner. I was so excited about it, but this morning when I went to check something for my grocery list - my meals are gone! :yikes: I'm not sure what I did wrong but I'm not very happy right now. There's an option to print your calendar but of course I didn't bother. I guess I'll have to sort that out and redo it over the weekend. I really like having the whole month planned out at once and I'm much more likely to do it and stick with it when it's online and can be checked from work or my touch and edited easily and neatly.

My daughter moved to Houston to "get away from the snow and ice" but guess where it's snowing this morning? She says she's staying inside til it all melts. :D

Enjoy your Friday friends!

02-04-2011, 07:38 AM
We have more snow on the ground but it isn't as cold. We got the same amount as the other day. Glad I don't have to go anywhere but if you do, you be careful.

Going to make a fish dish for me today.

I made an Italian cream and it was excellent. Could be addictive but using the items that are good for you.

I do eat some fat free things because I like the taste better. You have to read labels a lot anymore.

I watched Dr. Phil and Alex and she is lucky to have him in her corner.

Can't believe that today is Friday already. Where is the time going?

02-04-2011, 07:41 AM
Ack! I had a nice chatty post and then I lost it!!!!!! Let me get another cup of coffee and try again. :coffee:

Heidi, my daughter uses that on-line menu planner and loves it. She was just tellling me about a scallop dish that she made that was so good. I hope it works out for you!

Cyndi, you must be an exceptional employee to be selected for the radio interview! Congratulations! I wish I could pick up the reception here so I could listen in. ;)

:wave: to everyone else!

My exciting plans for today are to clean the house, then make a run to Trader Joe's and the bank. I'm planning to make a pot of split pea soup for supper, and if I feel ambitous I may try that recipe for flax foccacia bread to go with it.
We're not big football fans, but Jake will have the game on just so he can discuss it with the guys. It's an ego thing, :lol:

02-04-2011, 07:44 AM
Matilda, it sounds like you have a fantastic plan for next week! The reality is that restaurant meals happen for all of us and kudos to you for thinking it through and coming up with solutions that will work for you! Thanks for the note about my ticker. It was hesitant to start moving but once it did it just took off!

Cyndi, good luck on your interview! I wish we were in the local area so I could tune in. I just found out that one of my schoolmates was on The Colbert Report last night (which means it will air here tonight) and I'm excited to see her on TV!

Heidi, what a funny story about your daughter! I hope she stocked her fridge. I don't know how long it takes snow to melt in Houston but I wouldn't want to be making ketchup soup for lack of anything else in the house. :)

Marcie, who is Alex? I hope your fish dish (hehe I love that that rhymes!) is yummy! We're having pumpkin black bean soup for dinner tonight. Mmmm!

Linda, have you made the flax foccacia bread before? I am curious about that recipe.

Guess this laundry isn't going to fold itself... Oh well. Back to it.

02-04-2011, 08:38 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Thanks for getting us started, Okie! I'm going to watch the puppy bowl on Animal Planet-same time as the Super Bowl and very funny!

For some reason everybody gets up with me these days. I even try sneaking out Now everyone is sleeping again and I have to get to work. Today at 9 I meet up with Mom to present her with all the records and reports from last year. I haven't finished yet so I need to crack my own whip!

Linda, I'm glad you mentioned split pea soup-I've just figured out dinner for the night.

Matilda, I think planning the exact details of a restaurant visit is so helpful. I definitely don't weigh after Chinese because their combination of salt and whatever knocks the scale up several pounds (at least) and it takes several days to come back down.

Cyndi, happy interviewing!

Marcie, we had rockfish last night. It was excellent!

Kara, I just can't stop thinking about Hawaii. My Sis lives on Kauai and Kirks is on the Big Island. I've spent lots of time on Oahu and am so excited for you!

Heidi, too bad about the meal planner. Are you going to give it another go?

:wave: :wave: to all of you yet to come! I've got to get to work!

02-04-2011, 08:49 AM
Good morning.

Okie - Sounds like you are a football fan.

Kara - The commercials are my favorite part:)

Windsong - I haven't watched Phil in ages. Is that the Alex who was pregnant as a teen on his first season?

Matilda - One of my big mindset changes that came only in the past year was that I can never control the scale, only my behaviors. Sounds logical but it took me years to figure that out. So kudos to you for staying on plan.

Cyndi - A radio interview! I'm picturing a big microphone.

Heidi - Bummer. I hate planning meals. Maybe I should try to do it for more than a few days at a time so I could do it less often.

Linda - Guys and sports. Gives them something to talk about, I guess.

Debbie - Puppy bowl? I'm not into the game but will probably watch anyways.

I admit that I am hoping we don't get invited to any Superbowl parties; unlikely this late, I guess. The food is always so tempting. I've done some work already this morning for our family charity. Our big project has been to go to online applications and that is almost up and running. Later today I'll go shopping for a Valentine's package to send to my son in college. And I think I'll try making dal again with Cyndi's recipe. Teen is back to school and had to be there at 6:30 to participate in a spirit week dance. The kids pretty much missed the whole week thanks to the weather.

Hope everyone has a great day.

02-04-2011, 08:56 AM
Good morning chicks, seems like I've got a few minutes this morning to visit. Kids are out, laundry is in, and black beans are in the crock pot. I've been hankering for a black bean soup. Last night I took DS to register for high school next year. It's so hard to believe my little round-headed boy is so grown up. The year after DD2 will go, and my babies will really be all gone. :( So, as I may have mentioned, I didn't do so well winging it this week. It's been a while since I was strict, and apparently I've lost the skill, so I'm going to do some serious menu planning for next week, right down to the snacks. So, my weekend is cleaning, shopping, cooking, a little work, the usual... My New Year's Resolution was to fit some fun in, as I've become a very dull girl, but so far I'm failing. Life balance is always a big issue for me. Since we missed our Fl trip last month, I really want to plan a weekend away somewhere. I'll look into that this weekend. One month until DH comes home!! That and spring coming hopefully early should get me out of my funk.

Have a safe drive, Cyndi. Will the interview be online perhaps?
cottage, thanks for reminding me that I want to try that bread too. Maybe with my bean soup...
Kara, no super bowl for us either. We get it, we just don't care
Heidi and Matilda, impressive planning skills, girls!
I'd better wrap this up - Good morning Okie, Debbie, Lady Good morning to all who arrive later. So exciting to have our Kiko back!
I've got a meeting that will run right up to 5PM, so you will hear me woo-hooing at 5:01.
Hi Karen!

02-04-2011, 09:10 AM
:wave: and happy TGIF. I have a very sore back so am about to go back to bed with Aleve and Heating Pad, my two new boyfriends!

02-04-2011, 09:35 AM
Good morning!!!

Sounds like everyone has lovely Friday's planned!! I am off to work. This has definately been a short work week, thanks to the snow days. Tonight we will drive over to Whole Foods to pick up some groceries. We go every few weeks and make a night of it by eating there. They have some great yummy food.


02-04-2011, 10:09 AM
Good morning,

Well, my DD's have another snow day, 4 in a row don't know what they are going to do to make up- take away spring break or go more into the summer- DD1 doesn't care they already set up graduation date so they will not change it.

Had a quiet evening at home with the girls and watched a movie. Tonight more of the same. Tomorrow have Awana training in the morning and then planning on trying to do some fun stuff with the girls, DS has to work.

Kiko- Glad to have you back
Kara- Way to go on the 7 lbs
Okie- Enjoy the superbowl, not sure if I will watch or not
Ruth- Hope your back gets to feeling better.
Cyndi- That is great that everyone thinks your the best for the radio interview

:wave: to everyone else, have a great day.

02-04-2011, 10:28 AM
We will be watching the Superbowl at our house even though I'm the only football fanatic, and despite the fact that I happen to loathe both teams playing. I DO love that I'm going to make Sweet & Sour Meat(less) Balls, Bean Dip, and.... I don't know what else, but I love Superbowl Sunday!!! Hooray commercials!

What's everyone's favorite Superbowl commercial?? Mine was the year of the "wardrobe malfunction" during halftime: A man is sitting on the side of a bridge with a bungee cord tied to his feet. He dives headfirst off the bridge.... and you watch the cord fly over the edge with him (not attached to the bridge.) Fade to black, with white letters that say "got Jesus?"


02-04-2011, 11:03 AM
good morning,

Hey all you superbowl fans, enjoy your weekend. Not a big deal here.

Okie - nice to hear from you.
Kara - your little Lukas is so beautiful
Cyndi - how nice they choose you for the interview, lots of driving this weekend for you, hope weather cooperates
Debbie - its will be nice when you finish those books but then you always have a project going.
Karen - a valentine's package for your son, I use to send packages to my kids all the time. College went by to quickly.
Schmoodles - how are you feeling. My mil was so tired after her thyroid radiation. Yes, they do grow up quickly. Like they say small kids small problems, big kids big problems.
Ruth - relax and the back will get better
Tanner - whole foods is so lovely but it is so expensive here.
Pearlrose - enjoy your weekend
weezle - I can just imagine you having a good time watching the bowl
Heidi - I will have to look into on line meal planning, sounds just up my alley

me - some shopping today and tomorrow we are going on a nature hike, trying to talk DH in renting some snowshoes to see if we would enjoy that.
take care

me -

02-04-2011, 11:20 AM
Debbie, I laughed when I read you're going to "present" the paperwork to your mom. In my head you have it all wrapped up with one of those car-sized bows and you have on a magician's cape and hat! If you're ever talking to your sister or sister-in-law, please ask them for any tips they have. We have been to Kauai and loved it there better than Oahu and Maui but we've never been to Hawaii. That is one of the trips we definitely want to take!

Karen, is Cyndi's recipe posted on this board? I love dal!

Schmoodle, have fun with the menu planning! That always makes it so much easier for me to stay on plan. Glad your husband will be home soon!

Ruth, I hope your back feels better. We were at a Thanksgiving get-together this year and there was a guy there with a daughter named Valeria. It rhymed with Malaria. Both Tom and I thought it was an odd choice for a name.

Tannersmom, I love Whole Foods but it's so expensive there!

Rose, what movie will you watch tonight? I just took the kids to see "Megamind" a couple weeks ago and it was so cute! Yes, we get movies late.

Lisa, do you make your own meatballs? I so love the frozen ones you can get but we can't get them here. I've never tried to make my own before.

Sophie, thanks for the compliment! I think he's pretty adorable, too.

I still haven't gotten around to folding the laundry. The kids were driving me up a wall so I came in my room to hide and realized the basket is still sitting on my bed. Maybe I should get to that... Can you tell I'm not so motivated today?

02-04-2011, 11:26 AM
Karen, is Cyndi's recipe posted on this board? I love dal!

What a Dal ( I have only tried making dal once. My son came home at winter break and requested it (shocker) and had a recipe that his friends use. We decided they must add something - it was pretty bland. Cyndi's recipe has a lot more in it.

02-04-2011, 11:32 AM
Kara - I buy them pre-made. I have made fake meatloaf in the past, but for meatballs, I just buy a package of them for $3 at Walmart. Laaaaazy!

Going to sautee some onion and garlic in a little EVOO, and toss in some SF grape jelly and chili sauce, then cook the fake meatballs in the sauce. Mmmm.

02-04-2011, 12:51 PM
Hey all! I wanted to thank everyone for their support and opinions on my carb loading question- I'm feeling very confident right now that I'm gonna survive my half! I run like a turtle.

Anyways, we'll be watching the superbowl and trying not to fall asleep after our half marathon. I don't particularly care who wins this time.

02-04-2011, 01:13 PM
Morning gals!

This is our 4th day at home due to snow/ice- this is unheard of in Dallas!! We have only been out once since Monday evening, but it has been pretty nice. The girls are having a ball- we are typically so busy that we don't get a whole lot of time at home. :shocksn:

I need to go to do some menu planning for next week. I have had to wing it with what I have here at home these last few days, so it has been VERY basic. That is okay with me though! :) :D

We are going to my cousin's for the Super Bowl. Everyone is supposed to bring appetizers. I am thinking a veggie tray with hummus, not sure what else. Not a whole lot of legal snacking on Phase 1- need to check out the recipe thread for ideas. Any thoughts?? There won't be much there I can eat, so will need to eat a late lunch before we go.

02-04-2011, 01:23 PM
Here are some links for you Kiko! Oops - PH2 Sorry!!!

02-04-2011, 03:40 PM
Perfect- thanks girlie!! I have lots of time to plan today. :) :chef: (after I clean the baseboards in my bedroom!!)

02-04-2011, 03:41 PM
Hey Kara, I will watch the game live! It's gonna be fun! Glad u're doing better!

02-04-2011, 03:47 PM
Thanks, Karen!

Lisa, you'll have to post the meatloaf recipe. That sounds like fun!

Tom just ate an entire sleeve of Thin Mints. I hate him.

02-04-2011, 05:28 PM
Here you go, Kara! MMMMMMM MMM!

02-04-2011, 05:49 PM
Kara, you make me laugh. i gave the stink eye to DH when he walked in with a box of GS cookies and proceeded to eat the entire box through the evening. He was all, "what? want an orange?"....not if it isn't covered in chocolate and coconut. :devil:

02-04-2011, 06:30 PM
Ahhhh, the beauty of the Girl Scout cookie! I am the, oh so cool, cookie mom, for my youngest daughter's troop. Not only did my husband buy 10 boxes from each of my girls, I will have almost 50 extra boxes once the girls pick up their orders. I should be solidly planted in Phase 2 by then and will be praying for some serious :dust:


02-04-2011, 07:14 PM
Jake bought 7 boxes from Amber, and he gets out a box every night to have with his coffee. It doesn't bother me until he gets to the Peanut Butter Patties, then I have to get out of the room. He makes it worse by constantly asking if I'm sure I don't want one. :mad:

Weezle, thanks for that meatloaf recipe. I had it before but must have misplaced it. You're going to have to try it, Kara, it's really good!