South Beach Diet - SBD chat for Wednesday, March 9

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03-09-2011, 06:54 AM
Hi everyone, I'll just get this started this am and then check back in later. I've got to get my son up early today so we can go to church before school. "Enjoyed" Fat Tuesday more than I planned on! Here's to an on plan day...

03-09-2011, 07:16 AM
Good morning from my chilly neck of the woods! It's -4 this morning, but it's not snowing and the sun is out, so I'll take it. :)

I love how light it is in the morning now. I know that will change this weekend when we turn the clocks but it's a nice sign that spring really is on the way. And I won't mind changing the clocks - I'm looking forward to the extra light in the evening for walking. (I don't walk after dark in winter because there are no sidewalks and snowbanks keep me from getting out of the way of traffic.)

I guess the 3 lbs I lost when I stopped using artificial sweeteners are really gone to stay. ??? I'm not sure what the deal is, but that's the only change I've made. I kept waiting for the scale to go back up but it's been 6 days. I'm thinking maybe there was sodium hidden in some of the things, but I haven't really investigated labels. I'm still trying not to think about the old favorites I'm skipping. ;) LOL

Enjoy your Wednesday friends! :hug:

03-09-2011, 07:20 AM
Good morning! I'd like to get to church today too, but I am not feeling my catholic church of late so I'm in search of another! Had a great OP day yesterday. Planned my lunch out before I went so I wasn't left wondering which was best. Ended up at Panera bread and had the chicken cobb bacon, no tomatoes (don't like them) and greek dressing because it's the one with no sugar. Calories were a bit high for lunch but I fit it in fine. Yay for me. Didn't get my 2nd workout in because I ran out of time but that's just extra if I do it! All in all I'm feeling great! I'm on day8 (one lunch wasn't oP but got right back with it :) ) to get the kids up. More later!

03-09-2011, 07:20 AM
Good morning, and thanks for getting us started again, Matilda. I'm hoping you have a good OP day today.

I'm waiting for the coffee to finish. :coffee:

03-09-2011, 07:21 AM
Heidi, that's great about those 3 lbs...hope they're gone for good!!!!!

03-09-2011, 07:30 AM
Busy in here this morning. I saw that Matilda had started us up and meant to post but got distracted by dogs, coffee and email.

Served at the pancake supper last night and think I absorbed some food from the smell. I will spare you the menu but I was absolutely disgusted by the carbs and fat - even felt a bit nauseated. I guess SBD is working because I used to adore pancakes, syrup and sausages with a side of baked beans! Sorry! That was food porn.

I was supposed to go to Ottawa today for lunch with my sister but she bailed. It's probably just as well as we are supposed to get another dump of snow and I have pretty much had it with struggling to survive winter. Today will be a "me" day with quilting, dog cuddling and some reading time by the woodstove. Now that I've decided to replace it with propane, I'm feeling regret - which quickly disappears when I think of struggling with firewood, kindling and ashes!

It's Hump Day and the time changes this weekend. Can Spring be far behind?

03-09-2011, 07:37 AM
Good morning :coffee2: It's a mostly WFH day with a little running around and a mandatory haircut in there somewhere. My schedule is so crazy I can only manage a walk in hair cut :crossed: hope that works out, it's a little scary.

Thanks to Karen for getting the Challenge up and running again! I actually managed to stick to my goals yesterday in spite of the crazy day. I'm so excited that I got through a day like that without going wildly off plan.

It was a beautiful day to be on the road yesterday. The mountains and higher areas still had a coating of ice over the trees and bushes and the sun was shining. I tried for pics but it's impossible to really capture that sort of thing. It was just so beautiful it took my breath away. Doesn't make me like ice storms any more but it was amazing.

Happy Hump Day everyone

03-09-2011, 07:50 AM
:coffee: Now, that's more like it! :)

Heidi, I'm so glad that those 3 lbs are official! That's terrific! I still haven't cut artificial sweeteners completely out, but I've cut down drastically and am working to the point of totally cutting them out. Thank you for giving me the determination! Enjoy your walk today!

:wave: to everyone else! Even with the coffee, my brain just doesn't want to cooperate this morning, so sorry about no personals.

03-09-2011, 08:24 AM
Morning! Quick check-in for me. Things are crazy busy here and I pop in when I can. We watched some friends' kids last night and they're still hanging out. Connor just got home from school so now it's homework time and then a Girl Scout ice cream party and then ballet and then the girls' martial arts class. Luckily, Boy Scouts is cancelled so that makes things a tad easier. OK, off to be homework police.

03-09-2011, 08:45 AM
Good morning. (I actually typoed "food" morning. Freudian slip!)

Heidi - How fast did those pounds come off? I'm very frustrated with my little experiment and overeating to compensate. OP but still. I'd be motivated if I lost some weight doing it:)

Ruth - I love pancakes. Can't remember the last time I ate them. Not with beans though!

Cyndi - You are welcome. Thanks for joining me; strength in numbers :grouphug: I am meeting my goal but think I need to set another one. Funny how I can do one thing at a time and the other stuff goes by the wayside.

Today is my teen's last day of school before break. (Tomorrow and Friday are staff development and next week is the actual time off for everyone.) I keep thinking it's Friday!

Have a great day everyone.

03-09-2011, 09:10 AM
Good Morning ALL!

Why do ugly rainy days make it harder for me to stay motivated? I need to feel the sun! Tomorrow will be sunny and so will I.

Ruth- don't know how you got through the pancakes. It would have been too hard for me at this point! Good for you!

Have a lovely day!

03-09-2011, 09:33 AM
Good morning!

It is supposed to be in the 50's today which sounds lovely. Today at school is busy mainly because I am getting observed twice. The research project I am involved in will be there during 3rd grade reading and then my principal will be there during 2nd grade math. Did I mention then again on Friday the people from Scholastic will be observing?

Someone yesterday had asked about my uncle. There is really no change. He is still "asleep". They stopped the coma meds last Friday morning and most people would wake up in a day or two. He is taking much longer since his liver is not working. Hopefully, by this weekend he will wake up. They still do not know why his liver is this way.

Have a great day!!


03-09-2011, 10:21 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

I slept 12 hours last night. I know I needed it. Now it's slow getting online. I need to check the roads as we'll try to travel over the divide today.

Have a great day everyone!

03-09-2011, 10:55 AM
I apologize in advance for my mood for the next 45 days or so. I had my last morsel of dark chocolate last night (and it was delicious.) Don't get me wrong, dark chocolate is not a daily treat for me by any means, but it's P-Week. TOM starts tomorrow. PERFECT timing! :lol: Sigh.

Meetings and fundraising to do at work today, plus all the regular stuff too. I hope everyone is having a great, OP day! :D


03-09-2011, 11:25 AM
Morning Matilda, thanks for taking the time to get us started. :wave:

Heidi, interesting that you lost the 3 lbs just when you stopped using the artificial sweeteners? Wonder if there is any connection? Anyone else willing to take the plung and give them up to test the theory? As much as you said you used them, I'm amazed that you could quit cold turkey. Good for you :cheer:.

Kmac, good for you for making such great choices.

Ruth, yea for your "me" day. I hear you about the wood stove. We have both central heat and a wood stove in our family room. Although carrying in the wood and carrying out the ashes can be a drag at times, omg I love the feeling of warmth that the wood stove gives out. Central heat just can't compare. Oh yes, thanks for posting the picture, your little chickens are adorable.

Cyndi, good for you for sticking to your goals yesterday. I agree, I really think the challenge makes us more accountable.

Kara, you go girl! Busy, busy.

Karen, great minds think alike. I'm toying with adding another goal too. Will see.

Jasmine, Getting observed you will do just fine. Will think good thoughts for your uncle that things will soon improve andhe will wake up.

Debbie, have a safe trip over the mountain today.

As for me, I plan on doing a bit of volunteer work today with a local non-profit who assists families escaping domestic violence. I'll be working in the warehouse sorting and organizing donated baby clothes. Not a very exciting job but very necessary and I do so enjoy seeing how cute some of the clothes are.

Other than that, will try today to get all my meals and snacks in today and hope you all do the same.

Oh, one more thing..........I'm so close to meeting my next mini goal, can almost taste it! Soon!!!

03-09-2011, 01:41 PM
Heidi - How fast did those pounds come off? I'm very frustrated with my little experiment and overeating to compensate. OP but still. I'd be motivated if I lost some weight doing it:)
2 pounds the first 3 days and another pound 2 days later.
I felt really lousy though, and wasn't especially interested in eating. I ate small meals but didn't bother with snacks, mostly just drank a lot of hot tea. That's why I didn't consider it 'real loss' until now. I've been feeling good and eating well for several days now and the scale didn't go back up.

Heidi, interesting that you lost the 3 lbs just when you stopped using the artificial sweeteners? Wonder if there is any connection? Anyone else willing to take the plung and give them up to test the theory? As much as you said you used them, I'm amazed that you could quit cold turkey. Good for you :cheer:. I have been thinking about this for a long time and had already cut way back on the diet soda and weaned myself off Splenda in my hot tea.

I didn't realize how much I was actually using until I decided to cut it all out of my diet. It was in my SF fudgicles, pudding and jello of course, but also my yogurt, my favorite marinade, my hot cocoa mix, the chewing gum and hard candies I keep around for 'emergencies', the syrups I used to make my 'milky beverages' every evening, and even my salad dressing. I'm having to rethink a lot more meals and snacks than I expected to. It's worth it though. I will probably still use artificial sweeteners occasionally once the challenge is up, but I don't plan to ever let them become such a big part of my diet again.

03-09-2011, 01:47 PM
I am here just too busy to really post anything. DD2 finally broke last night.

Have a good day everyone

03-09-2011, 01:52 PM
Yesterday I got a save the date note for a wedding. It's at the end of July. I'm taking it as a sign that I really need to do something. I'd like to wear a dress to the wedding, but I'm not going to do that at 250+.

I need to get up and moving. DS2's home visiter should be here in an hour. I need to school DS1. Most of all, I need to get up and eat and plan my meals.

03-09-2011, 02:36 PM
Hi all!

Had a stupidly busy day today, with school and then uni. On top of that I've nearly lost my voice from telling the children to be quiet. Unfortunately it is not my class so haven't had time to introduce the non-verbal classroom skills I need to save my voice! Grr.

Meal wise I've had a good day, on track and no artificial sweeteners (except stevia but I don't count that). My jeans feel much looser, although the scale says i've put on weight! Ignore!

Starleigh - good luck for the wedding slim down :-)

Heidi - You've provided me with the motivation I need to cut the sweeteners out for good!

Matilda - After reading kefir so many times on your meal lists, I bought some today. I'll have it tomorrow for breakie :-)

candle lady
03-09-2011, 02:46 PM
hello all!

Like most of you I have a very busy day/week ahead! I hate feeling so overwhelmed that I just want to scream! I am trying to drop the Psychology stats class that I am in, but haven't heard back from my counselor, so I am getting nervous that I won't be able to drop it...yikes! With school, kids, home, PTA, and a full time job I think it would be best for me to take it after the kids are out for summer break....we shall see.

I wanted to say WAY TO GO to those of you cutting out artificial sweetners. I, however am not to that point yet.....need coffee and can't handle it without some sweetness! Planing on staying on plan today...I have yet to cheat once in the 2.5 weeks I have been on SBD so I should be okAY...except I forgot to lay something out for dinner...uh oh! LOL

Have a great hump day everyone! :carrot:

03-09-2011, 06:10 PM
Darn mindless eating. Did it again. This time I ate a handfull of candy while doing school with DS. I'm going to continue on with my day like it didn't happen and try to be more mindful. I'll still count this as my start date as long as I don't slip up again.

03-09-2011, 10:33 PM
BAD day for my diet. Did fast food for dinner... Naughty naughty naughty. At least I scrapped the bun and mayo??? Still... I am about to go pay penance to the treadmill (and bike and weight machines). I will at least burn off the calories I ate at dinner... Hopefully a little extra. I feel gross and READY to get back OP!!! I'm having cravings as well... Looks like I did it this time. More detox to come!!! x(

03-09-2011, 11:46 PM
Good afternoon, ladies. It was a quiet night at work until about 2 1/2 hours ago when we had a fatality accident. :( So if you're having a bad day, just think about the parents of this accident victim who are being told tonight that they no longer have a son or daughter to hug and kiss...if that don't snap you out of it, nothing will!!!

Heidi - Ugh...I keep forgetting about losing an hour this weekend. I always get screwed...I'm always working when we GAIN an hour and off when we LOSE one, LOL Oh well. Congratulations on the 3 pound loss...that's awesome!!! I know that I use way too much Splenda...maybe I should cut down. What are you using instead???

kmac - Good luck finding a new church!!!

Ruth - I have never heard of pancakes and sausage w/ baked beans. Is that a regional thing or just a Ruth thing??? LOL The Cherry Blossom Festival will be starting here in a few weeks and they have their annual Pink Pancake Breakfast that the fire department puts on. $5 for all you can eat pink pancakes and sausage. All the proceeds go to Cancer research. My roommate has never been here for Cherry Blossom before, so I promised I would take her. I'm going to try to be conservative, though...and I will at least take some sugar free syrup w/ me. Hope you had a good "me" day!!! ;)

Cyndi - I'm getting my hair "did" tomorrow. I've got a specific hairdresser that I've gone to for over 20 years, though...and there's no hope of getting a walk-in appointment w/ her, LOL I don't know what I'd do if I had your schedule where I couldn't go to her. :(

Cottage - Hope your brain is functioning better now, LOL

Kara - Eek, sounds like you've got a crazy schedule, too!!!

WaistingTime - :wave:

Sharona - I don't know about staying motivated, but I know these rainy days like this make me just want to sleep all day. My alarm went off at 1400 hrs and it was so dark and rainy that I just shut it off and slept until 1600 hrs instead.

tanner'smom - I'm behind on everybody's posts, so I'm not sure about all that's going on w/ your uncle, but I hope that he wakes up soon.

Lexxiss - Glad you got some good sleep. Stay safe out there traveling!!!

weezle - Oooh, giving up dark chocolate for Lent, huh??? That's brave!!! LOL Good can do it!!!

TallandThin - I am totally w/ you on the fireplace vs. central heat issue. I hate hate HATE that my current house has gas heat...ugh, it dries my sinuses out SO bad!!! Thank you for your volunteer work. :) And congratulations on reaching your mini-goal soon...yay!!!

Pearlrose - DD2 broke??? I must be really out of the loop...what does that mean???

starleigh - Good luck slimming down for the wedding. I don't know what your current weight is or how far you have to go, but if you put your mind to it I'm sure you can make a lot of progress by then. ;) Maybe you should get some sugar free candy for the house. That way if you DO slip up w/ the "mindless eating" and grab a handful, at least it's something that's approved. ;) Crystal Light has some really good hard candies.

Claire - I giggled at your "Ignore!" Too funny. ;)

candle lady - I am the same as you as far as coffee goes. I love it, but I have to have lots of Splenda and creamer in it, LOL

Manda - Just get back on that horse again and forget about the fast food debacle. ;) I went way off plan at Christmas time and felt SO disgusting and horrible by the time the season was over that I SWORE that I wouldn't do it again this guys remind me of that next Christmas, LOL

As for me...well, got signed up for the Warrior Dash last night. Thank God I checked b/c there were only 10 spots left for Saturday and our group got 5 of those. I was AMAZED that I was actually able to get in touch w/ everybody in time to get the spots...when my cousin texted me and told me it rejected her I thought they had run out of spots...then I saw the rest of her text said "they said I was too old...JK, I'm in!!!" LOL Went to DanceFit last night and they finally gave us some GaGa to dance to...woot woot!!! And then I topped the night off w/ a new episode of Glee. Good night!!! Today has just been work...but when I get off I'll be doing Week 3 Day 2 of C25K (which, by the way, has not been as bad as I thought it was going to be). Tomorrow someone from the opposite rotation is working for me, so I'll be off all day...yay!!! And the position just posted today, but I'm still debating on whether or not I'm going to apply for a Sergeant's position at work. Hmmmm, we'll see.

Okay, gotta run. Hope you ladies had a good day.

03-09-2011, 11:55 PM
Hi family, how are you? It's been too long. Love you all!

03-10-2011, 12:03 AM
Okie(Bella Lucia), great to hear from you!

Natasha, you are the queen of personals! lol

I'm enjoying a quiet night. Kirk went to bed right after we got home from church. I've got to update on the Spring Challenge...I think I'll cruise through the cupboards and see what I can come up with for a menu for tomorrow and enjoy a nice cold diet coke on the couch.

See ya'll tomorrow!