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05-06-2011, 05:55 AM
Good morning, ladies. Hope all is well w/ you guys.

Took my mom out to Logans last night for her Mother's Day dinner since I'm stuck working Sunday. We really enjoyed it. I'm glad I thought about it or we would've been stuck trying to squeeze in brunch somewhere Sunday and trying to keep it short so I could get enough sleep for work that night.

Only 8 more days 'til the Warrior Dash!!! I can't wait!!! We got our campsite booked and I've got someone at work lending me a tent. We'll be staying at Black Rock Mountain State Park. It looks beautiful and I haven't been camping in YEARS. Yay!!!

Well, I guess I should take a nap before DanceFit Class. Even though I have to work tonight, I get up and go to DanceFit just b/c I like it so much. What are your plans for today???

05-06-2011, 05:56 AM
Oh yeah, new avatar pic!!! :)


05-06-2011, 06:32 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Natasha, thanks for getting us started! I love your new pic! I'll be excited to hear about the Warrior Dash. I looked at the link when you first posted it and it looks to be a wild weekend! Glad you like Dance Fit. I tried Zumba and it was just too confusing for me. Enjoy!

Me, up and at 'em. We are finalizing our summer plans. It's looking like we'll stay on the Eastern Slope this summer. Better for Rudi and my Mom but I'll sure be sad not to have my super duper little garden. I'll do something here but it will not be anywhere as productive. My mom seems to have given us the go to work on the two little houses above ours which were my Grandmothers. They have been sitting vacant since 1973 :fr: with very little maintenance and are literally falling apart. They are small, but are filled with *junk*(remember the canning jar project). There is a community yard sale next weekend and my plan is to haul anything down that is expendable and sellable. Maybe I can buy a wood chipper with the proceeds.

Today is a luncheon with moms Social Ethics club. I'm going to Denver early to do some shopping before meeting her....but first, it's time to reorganize after the big furniture move out yesterday. Good news is that I have my office back.

Have a great day everyone. Today is planned and OP as much as possible except that I chose vegetarian lasagna to stick with my no meat principles instead of the chicken which would have been more SBD friend.

05-06-2011, 07:16 AM
Good morning and Happy Friday :coffee2: It's my weekend and it didn't come a day too soon!

Natasha - love the new avatar! I can't wait to hear about the Warrior Dash. Sounds crazy but fun

Debbie- I'm sorry you have to give up your summer garden. Bet it will feel like you've gained an extra day every week without the traveling. It sounds like you will have more than enough projects to keep very busy as usual.

Our bill passed out of the House yesterday and we are now on a much needed break. Our team had yesterday afternoon, today and Wed. - Fri. next week off. I had a training last night so worked 15 hours but now I've got a break. Next week I have a training Thursday so I'm swapping Tues. for Thurs. After that it's a week in Maine for me! It's just the stretch I need.

I'm going to stay near home this weekend. DW is having some issues with double vision and I'm going to drive her to the doctor today. Obviously it's not a good time for me to be gone all weekend.

I am looking forward to a nice stretch of house organizing and cleaning, gardening, and decluttering. today I think I'll just relax though :)

05-06-2011, 07:24 AM
Natasha - love your new avatar pic!!

Debbie - in one way, I would dread going in those houses. In another way, you might find SOME REALLY COOL STUFF!! I'm kinda excited to see if you get some neat-o finds!

Cyndi - congrats, and get some much needed rest!!

Me - another day! Hopefully it will go smoothly, then a run with the DH (I think...he's disturbed I'm faster than him, but I'm *barely* faster....). I'm looking forward to my weekend off. The weather has been beautiful here, albeit rainy 1/2 the time. Maybe I can FINALLY get my greens planted!!

Have a great day!

05-06-2011, 07:26 AM
Hi Cyndi! Wow! I'm so glad that you're finally getting some time off. Geez, sorry that Julie is having some vision problems. I hope the DR figures it out very soon. I think we will have to still drive back and forth, BTW. We'll still have some yard maintenance. I think we'll figure out how to have some pool time, too. I'm organizing here, too, this morning. It feels good.

Hi Tammy! This is the first time I remember you mentioning DH is a runner, too. TGIF! Looks like you're ready for the weekend. BTW I've been in and out of these (tiny) houses for years. They used to be stacked to the's just finding the way to get my mom to finally "let go". Unfortunately, some of the treasures were stolen in a break in several years ago.

05-06-2011, 07:30 AM
Natasha - I hadn't heard of the Warrior Dash before, so I just googled it and looked at their promotional video, looks like it'll be a fun weekend! You know it's bound to be intense if the tagline is "Craziest frickin' day of your life", lol

Debbie - Sorry about your garden, but happy for you that you get your office back!

Cyndi - Congrats on the bill passing, and enjoy the time off!

Tammy - Have a great run, and enjoy getting the greens planted!

As for me...started phase 1.5 really was the best apple of my life, lol. Meeting with one of my upcoming professors (I go back to school for my Masters in the fall) about a research assistant position he's offered me, and later doing dinner and a movie with friends.

Also, I mentioned yesterday I was thinking about signing up for a 5K happening this Sunday...well I bit the bullet and signed up! Now I just have to pray that the rain will stay away Sunday morning!

05-06-2011, 07:31 AM
Good morning!

Natasha, great new photo!

Debbie, I'm glad you've been able to finalize your plans, and I know you'll find ways to make the best of your 'different' summer. *hug*

Congratulations, Cyndi! :D I'm so glad all the long hours and hard work paid off!

Good morning Tammy! I think you ought to have t-shirts made for you and your DH - "Fast" and "Faster" :rofl:

I am so glad that it's finally the last day of a really, really long work week! :lol: It's the last day of kindergarten screening today, too. I always look forward to meeting the new students and their families, but it's way more stressful than the normal school week. And there is junk food EVERYWHERE.

I've decided that I'm going to go back to 145 - 150 as my maintenance weight. I was much happier maintaining in that ball park. I had to pay attention but didn't feel like I was always dieting. Part of me feels guilty about throwing in the towel but 135 - 140 has been stressful and much more work than I ever expected. I'm 53 and my weight has hovered between 180 and 200 for most of the past 2 decades so I am content to live with a thicker waist and arms for the more rewarding and relaxing routine that worked so well before. (And best of all, after all these weeks/months of struggling and feeling badly about being a bit above my planned weight - now I'm below it again. :lol:)

OK, I feel much, much better now that I've made that decision! One less thing to stress over. I wonder if there are other things on the list I can solve so easily....

Enjoy your Friday friends! :hug:

Good morning ILR PinkGirl, congrats on signing up for the 5k! I smiled when I read about your apple, it's amazing how great fruit tastes when you haven't had any for a while, eh?

05-06-2011, 07:32 AM
Natasha I love your new pic! You look beautiful.
Twynn: quinoa pancake recipe is basically one egg mixed with 1/2 cup quinoa and then fried like a pancake in 1 teasp. olive oil (heat the pan before you put in the olive oil so it becomes nonstick). I like to top it with avocado. It's delish and so healthy. I've been meaning to get back to you with the recipe.
Debbie: I'm always confused about where you are going. Do you have two houses? And what are these little houses? I would love to go in and renovate a little house. I'm sure I get that compulsion from my parents who renovated several houses as I was growing up.

As for me, I finished a huge project that I wanted to get done before I left on vacation and did a major clean up in my office. I have a couple of little projects I need to take care of and then, no matter what my boss throws at me, I'll feel I took care of all my s**t before I went away. Can't wait for my trip...we leave next Saturday.

I haven't lost any weight despite being very careful this week, but at least the scale hasn't gone over 160 (last month or so I've been up and down over that barrier as the week has progressed) so at least I'm slowly moving away from that "milestone." This month will probably be a loss because of our vacation but I'm hoping to make my goal by the end of the summer when we go to the beach for a week.

Hope everyone has a great day!!

05-06-2011, 07:45 AM
Natasha, great picture! I need to look up the Warrior Dash. I haven't camped for years but really loved it.

Debbie, I don't know how you manage living in two places. Fixing up two more houses sounds like quite the job. I hope your sales goes well and you can get a wood chipper. Any chance I could borrow it?

Cyndi, so glad that bill passed and you can relax a bit. I hope Julie's problem is nothing serious - you both need a break. I am still wishing I could be in Maine with you next week.

Twynn, do you thumb your nose at your DH when you run past him? I hope you have a good weekend. My greens are still in the packet on the dry sink.

Today should be better than yesterday now that the Disney trauma is over. Her teeth are sparkling now but she doesn't seem to appreciate it. Today I will be in and out all day doing things for the big plant sale tomorrow. Yesterday we had a lot of plants come in but there will be many more today. I can't believe how many people don't know what it is they dug up! So far I've been able to identify most - it's tricky when things are not in flower.

Time for a decent breakfast and then I'm off to the gym before the day starts getting ahead of me. TGIF, Beachers!

05-06-2011, 07:47 AM
Good Friday Morning, Ashley, Heidi and Matilda. I hope your Friday is a good one too and that we can segue into a relaxing weekend.

05-06-2011, 08:20 AM
I sleep in on my day off, and now there are way too many posts for me to do personals. That's what I get for being such a slug. ;)

I'm working my way through a pot of coffee and waiting to see what today has in store for me. All good stuff, though.

05-06-2011, 08:29 AM
LOL - I will SO NOT let my DH see this thread!!

05-06-2011, 08:31 AM
Good morning Tammy! I think you ought to have t-shirts made for you and your DH - "Fast" and "Faster" :rofl:

Heidi, I'm glad you are making peace with your maintenance weight. I, personally, think it's a great choice. BTW-I didn't realize we're the same age. Have a great day and I know you'll do well negotiating around the junk food.

Ashley, yay! for signing up for the 5k. I wish I could join you.

Ruth, you can borrow my chipper(if I get it) any time and I'll even send Kirk to run it for you! I'll just take a few plants from your sale in trade.:lol:

Matilda, glad you got your office all organized! You know, I went through all my photos this winter because your project finished really motivated me to get started. Ok, here's the scoop: I'm from Colorado, met DH in Alaska where I lived for 23 yrs, we sold our businesses in 2003 to be nearer to mom who is to her little town, 20 m. W. of Denver and took over my family home(an old Victorian from 1887.) She lives a block away in the home of my stepfather(deceased). Walk up a huge set of stairs from my hse to the higher street to my grandmothers 2 tiny houses (16x20x2) which have a cool cave(root cellar) in the side of the mountain. Sounds great, but it's a really boring place(we have no friends in 8 yrs), yet my mom is settled in. Now go East 130 miles on I-70, to a hip place which is our fav...40 m. from Aspen and home of the giant outdoor hotsprings, fruit country, our home church, all our great friends and our fantastic garden. Continental Divide inbetween, thus all the wacky driving, and the named Eastern Slope and Western Slope. Our hearts are West our responsibilities are East. We'll spend this summer East.

Linda, :cp: for sleeping in! In our sticky you'll find that personals are not required. :lol: Have a great Friday!

Dawn is breaking...time to wake up DH and Rudi.

05-06-2011, 08:53 AM
Good morning! TGIF?

TallandThin - Glad to hear about your bloodwork.

Rose - Similar prep going on here for my son's grad party. I am dreading all the baking I need to do. I hate planning and throwing parties!

Cyndi - Yay! Hope DW is okay.

Natasha - I'd say that sounds fun but I hate camping! And I love the new pic.

Debbie - Sounds like you will be busy this summer. I appreciated the description.

ILRPink - Isn't it amazing how much better healthy foods taste when we don't eat crap?!

Heidi - Sounds so smart. Just last night I was lamenting how tired I am of always "being on a diet" or watching what I eat. Maybe our bodies know best.

Matilda - Vacations. Love them. But, oh, the food. It's hard.

So the insurance adjustor had to come twice to squeeze things in with no rain and totaled our roof. The bad news is that we have a hefty deductible and just got a whole new roof 5 years ago and it is a huge headache. Sigh. I am thinking we should wait until the end of the bad weather season. Ah, Kansas.

DH is off to work in his mom's yard today which means I have the house to myself. I am planning a bit of OP cooking to stock my freezer again. And a nap, maybe. Hopefully I can find motivation to exercise without him.

But now I need to hit the grocery story early.

05-06-2011, 09:20 AM
Hi Karen! Ouch on your roof! It just seems there's never a good time for those projects. It sounds like a nice day you have planned. Hey, I could do some baking here and send it to you. I love the baking part but hate having it around. Enjoy your day.

05-06-2011, 10:57 AM
Good morning all,

Got a meeting in 7 minutes so this will be a flyby. Sugar has slowly creeped into my diet again, so I think I am going to do a Phase 1 starting on Monday to kick it again atleast for a few days. Other than that my eating has been great and op but it only takes a piece here and there and then it's mainstream in my eating.

Karen- good luck with your planning for graduation as well. Sorry to hear about your roof. I am always dreading all of these storms we get because we also have a huge deductible to deal with. I think I would rather the whole house went then just minor damage ;)

Okay went on to long, have a great day everyone.

05-06-2011, 01:01 PM
Good Morning,

I have been a member of 3fc for a while, but recently started SB. I am enjoying it, and it seems to be working. I have a question though. Last night I made the taco dish that was under the phase 1 recipies on this forum. It was AWESOME! However, I have my friend over who is also doing SB (though she is taking this week off...silly) and she said, "Um, not to burst your bubble but refried beans are not on phase 1". I got a can that was just beans and seasoning. No fat or sugar etc. Was she right? Also, this morning when I got on the scale it showed I had gained a pound and I know to expect fluctuations but could it be due to the taco dish? I hope everyone has a great day, and thanks for the support!

05-06-2011, 01:35 PM
refried beans are perfectly ok on phase 1 and are a favroite of a lot of our members. there is usually quite a bit of sodium in them, though, so don't be surprised if you fluctuate a bit after eating canned ones.

they are quite easy to make at home - just boil dried pinto beans (black beans are good too) or use a can of pinto beans (rinse thoroughly to wash off the excess sodium), season with cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder and then puree (either with a blender or immersion blender).

05-06-2011, 02:11 PM
I've never hopped in on these before... but hello everyone!

I freakin' love refried beans. I'll eat them for breakfast sometimes if im in a hurry.... with a fried egg, of course. so it's "breakfast-y".

05-06-2011, 03:29 PM
Hi BeTrueToYou and oddree!

I make Cyndi's crockpot refried beans ( every week and eat them for breakfast every day. Great combination of protein, carbs, and fiber. I used to make them with pinto beans but finally got tired of those and have been using black beans lately.

Today I made the taco bake for lunch and for that used canned refried beans, the fat free version.

05-06-2011, 10:22 PM
Afternoon, ladies. Not a bad Friday night at work so far...hopefully it will stay that way. We shall see. Awww, thanks for all the "love the new pic" comments. I don't know about you ladies, but it's such a different feeling these days not DREADING having to look at pictures that were taken of you. I don't know how to describe's weird.

Lexxiss - DanceFit (pretty much the same as Zumba) can definitely be confusing the first few times. But once you get the moves down and get a little more comfortable, it's great. I definitely leave there feeling like I've gotten a good workout. ;) Wow, it sounds like you have A LOT of work ahead of you. Good luck!!! And I totally remember the canning project, LOL

Cyndi - Congratulations on getting your bill passed...that's awesome news!!! Enjoy your week in Maine...I would love to visit there in the fall sometime. Oh no...hope the wifey can get her double vision problems solved.

Twynn - Too funny about your hubby being disturbed that you run faster...I love it!!! Good luck getting you greens planted!!! ;)

ILRPinkGirl - I had never heard of it until this year, but I am SUPER excited!!! I'm actually doing it w/ my bestfriend, her wife, my cousin, a friend of mine that's a detective, and her girlfriend (although the girlfriend is just along as a cheerleader). We're doing the 6:30 PM wave on Saturday...thank God it's this time off year and won't be dark yet!!! I'm giggling at your apple...too cute. Funny how little things like that can feel like such a treat, ain't it??? I still get shocked at myself everytime I walk down the ice cream aisle at the grocery store and don't just dive in to the freezer, LOL Good luck w/ your 5K!!!

Heidi - Bwahahahaahaha, I love the t-shirt idea for Tammy!!! I don't blame you at all for changing your maintenance weight. I'm w/ you...I'd much rather be 5 - 10 pounds heavier and less stressed. ;)

Mmckellen - Your "beautiful" comment seriously made me "awww" out loud. Thank you. :) I've been MIA a lot lately...where are you going next Saturday??? I hope it's a pleasure trip and not a business one!!! ;)

Ruth - I can't remember the last time I went camping, but I'm thinking I was in elementary school, LOL We'll be staying in a state park at Black Rock Mountain. I'm so excited!!! I invited my mom to come w/ me but she was not keen on the Warrior Dash since it includes swimming through mud, jumping over flames, and climbing cargo nets, LOL

WaistingTime - Sounds like you've got a lot of work to do. Eek!!!

BeTrueToYou - You can feel free to go back and tell your friend that she is wrong. ;) Refried beans are most certainly fine on Phase I. Zeffryn is right about the sodium...don't be surprised to see a little bit of fluctuation w/ the beans due to the amount of sodium they have. ;)

zeffryn - Thanks for the recipe...I have never thought to do it at home myself. Sounds silly now that I think about it...I mean, why pay for canned crap when I could make it at home and know EXACTLY what's in it. It's the same rationalization I use for not getting Starbucks anymore, LOL

oddreee - Welcome to the daily thread!!! :)

Back to the grind for me. Goodnight, ladies.