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05-04-2011, 07:22 AM
It's Hump Day and we're plugging along sloshing through the rain and mud around here.

Drove to a meeting down muddy country roads last night and was darn glad I wasn't driving and that Paul has an SUV. We were actually having the wheels spin on some of the hills. The parts where the road goes along the edge of a cliff were particularly scary. :yikes: Luckily it was dark for the drive home!

Today I am off to the gym and then will have some down time before I go to town to do a follow-up evaluation on Jake and his handler. I need to measure Jake for his official scarf. He's huge dog and will need a custom-made one. Too funny!

I'll be scurrying home fast for an early supper as there is a Horticultural Society meeting at 7. (That is such a snobby name - let's call it the Garden Club!) I made my infamous rum cake yesterday and will take it - I will not slice it at home as the crumbs would be too tempting.

So how does your Hump Day look? Slippery slopes or smooth sailing? (Now that's a mixed metaphor!) :cofdate:

05-04-2011, 07:30 AM
Good morning Ruth! The rain has been outrageous here as well, it will be interesting to see how high Spring Creek is this morning. So far, no more water in the basement though!

Off to work, and then maybe a run. It's spirit night at Chick-Fil-A for our children's school, so that's going to be fun! I've learned to get the small chicken strips alone, and a small cole slaw. Not perfect, but not horrid, and still yummy!!

Have a DRY day!

05-04-2011, 07:44 AM
Rain, rain, rain.

Ruth, I'm sure glad you didn't have to drive last night, as that sounds pretty scary! I hope the ride to your Garden Club meeting is in town so you won't have to deal with a similar situation tonight. Now tell me, how can you resist picking off a few crumbs from that luscious rum cake? ;)

Twynn, have a good day!

Off to Susie's this morning, and chasing after the workcrew with a broom and dustcloth this afternoon.
I hope your day is more exciting than that!

05-04-2011, 07:50 AM
More rain, more long work days, there's a light at the end of the tunnel and it's less than 48 hours away! Here's to an easy transition to the slide into the weekend.

05-04-2011, 08:23 AM
Well it sounds like we're all having the same kind of morning - one that involves rain...I much prefer walking outside than at the gym, so I certainly can not wait until we get some sunny days! Work and some spring cleaning here today (usually my apartment doesn't get too messy, but I've been cooking so much now with the new lifestyle that my kitchen has really taken a beating!). Also a lot of errands, and a weigh-in at Weight Watchers (I stick to South Beach, but go to WW meetings for accountability and extra support). Hope everyone has a lovely (and not TOO rainy) day!

05-04-2011, 09:08 AM
Rain? Is it raining? Oh heck yeah it is. Generally I do not mind, but we are gearing up for the City Championships for the high school Ultimate team next week, and practices keep getting cancelled. BLARGH!

I have the day off tomorrow, and am looking forward to CLEANING my house when no one is in it. One would think perhaps having other people around would help, but NO WAY - the 8 year old does actually try to help, the 11 year old rolls her eyes, and the DH wears his muddy cleats in the house. HMMMM.

Be well!

05-04-2011, 09:32 AM
Good morning!

Teen is out the door for AP exam number three today: calculus. One more tomorrow and the last one next week. I've spent the morning so far working on a letter that parents write for teens to be given to them on the bus they ride to graduation. So hard to find the perfect things to say. It's due Friday so I have a bit of time to play with it.

Might get on the bike again today; yesterday DH was not feeling great so took a long nap in the afternoon and that pretty much shot our biking momentum. Tonight he and I are seeing the play "Rock of Ages" since my mom, who I usually go to that stuff with, is still on a cruise.

Hope everyone has a great day.

05-04-2011, 09:38 AM
Good morning,

We don't have rain here for a change, hopefully things will dry out. DD1 had her Senior night at soccer and lets just say my shoes were a muddy mess when we were done.

Plugging along and trying to get a million things done. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

05-04-2011, 09:41 AM
Oh enjoy Rock of Ages Karen, I've seen that show on Broadway and thoroughly enjoyed myself. You'll have to let us know what you thought of it!

05-04-2011, 09:45 AM
Yep, rain. Postponed the morning walk until lunchtime, hopefully it will dry out by then, if not, I've got a poncho.
Someone hit a hydrant on Main yesterday and we were without water until a little while ago. It's back on now, but we have to boil it until further notice. At least we were able to shower!

05-04-2011, 09:54 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

It IS sunny here ...I think we had this rain system late last week. I slept in and now need to go up and get DH squared away on a new machine he got for his birthday. He's a music lover and he will be able to record his old albums and cassettes onto CDS.

Have a great day everyone...I've got an OP day planned.

05-04-2011, 10:45 AM
Good morning, ladies. Just popping in to say hello real quick before I head to bed for the night (uhhhh, day???). Just got home from the gym w/ the bestie...hitting it again tonight w/ my OTHER bestie so I can try to whip her into shape for the Warrior Dash. Only 10 more days!!! WOOT WOOT!!!

Hope you ladies are doing well. I'll try to pop back in for personals later on tonight.

05-04-2011, 03:02 PM
I'm gonna start posting in this bad boy!
Good day ladies- I'm finally over the switch to P2 plateau and finally saw a 2 lb. weightloss this morning. It makes it so easy when you understand the body and that THINGS TAKE TIME.
Everyone have a great day! Spring is finally here, thank god.

05-04-2011, 06:22 PM
Hi Ladies! Im new to South Beach and the board, and didn't know where to introduce myself. My name is Shelby and I am on Phase 1 Day 2.

Everyone's ticker speaks volumes and I hope to share in your success!

By the way, the sun finally broke through today so if your east of TN hold on it's comin!!:D

05-04-2011, 07:06 PM
Hi Shelby and :welcome2:

If you'd like you can post a separate intro thread or just jump on in with us. That's what I did! BTW-there are lots of times during the late afternoon that this thread gets pretty slow.

Best wishes, Shelby!

05-04-2011, 07:31 PM
:welcome2: Shelby! You can jump in any place, but if you open a new thread and introduce yourself, more people will notice and welcome you to the boards. Anyway, I look forward to getting to know you and hearing all about your weightloss journey.

Debbie, a belated Happy Birthday to Kirk! I hope he's having fun with his new music gadget!

Cool and rainy here all day. Days like this make me want to eat all day, and I was wanting comfort food for supper. But I just roasted up a big pan of Popcorn Cauliflower with chickpeas and sauteed a bunch of broccoli rabe, and it really hit the spot. Yum, yum!

05-04-2011, 10:15 PM
Welcome to the Forum, all! This is a great place for ideas, support, encouragement, and friendship. It is always easier to go into this with others at your side!

I was almost at 162 this morning, so here is hoping that it will be official for the weekend. I am trying for goal weight by the end of the school year (June 20). The last 10 pounds always seem to take longer - but if I keep dropping a pound a week, I will get there.

Be well!

05-04-2011, 11:36 PM
Good afternoon, ladies. :) I forgot to let you guys know that I won the photo contest I solicited your votes for. :) Thanks for your help!!! It's been a busy time in my new position...and not in a good way, unfortunately. I can't really go into it, but let's just say I've already had to put on my hard-@$$ persona. *sigh* I spent last weekend wondering if I made the right decision by accepting the promotion and wondering what the repercussions would be if I backed out. But for now I've decided to stick it out and see what happens. we shall see.

Ruth - Yikes, that sounds like a super scary ride!!!

Twynn - Ooooh, I would have a tough time w/ Chick-fil-a. I worked there when I was in college and it has ALWAYS been one of my favorites. By the way, they serve their grilled chicken sandwiches on whole wheat buns. ;)

Cottage - Sometimes a less exciting day can be a good thing. ;)

Cyndi - YUCK!!! If it makes you feel better, tonight and tomorrow are my "weekend" and then I'm stuck working Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. :(

ILRPinkGirl - I'm w/ you on preferring to walk outside instead of on a treadmill. Not that treadmills aren't great, but I love the scenery and the fresh air of a REAL walk. ;) Sending you good vibes for your weigh in!!! ;)

ultimatebea - LOL...good luck getting your house cleaned and keeping it that way. With the muddy cleats it won't last long. You may have to learn him...frying pan to the back of the head might help, LOL!!!

WaistingTime - Awww, that's a really neat idea about the letter for the kids to read on the bus to graduation. What a nice memento!!! I'm sure that you will say what you want just fine. Real heartfelt words don't have to be perfect. ;) Enjoy your play!!!

Pearlrose - No rain here, either. ;)

Schmoodle - Glad you've got your water back...nothing like losing it for a little while to make you realize how much it's taken for granted. Believe me, I know!!! LOL

Lexxiss - Oooh, what a fun gadget!!! I've heard about those machines but never checked into them. There's just something about sliding that vinyl out of the album sleeve and placing the needle on it. Kids these days have NO idea!!!

YeahYeah - Welcome to the daily thread!!! :) And congratulations on you 2 pound loss!!!

Shellbelle - Welcome to the forum!!! If you stick to the plan and follow it, you WILL see results. You'll be joining our success stories in no time. ;)

As for me...finally broke through my plateau a little bit today and was down 2.5 pounds on the scale!!! I would LOVE to lose 5 more this month and keep it off so I can be at the official 100 pound milestone!!! I've got to pick a before picture to frame and take to my photo shoot (it's scheduled for June 1st). It's going to be my "half way there" pictures. ;)

Okay, it's 2230 hrs and I have yet to have any coffee (I've only been up since 1700, but still) I'm off to get me some coffee!!! Goodnight, ladies.