South Beach Diet - South Beach Weekend Chat Sat. 6-9-12

06-09-2012, 06:39 AM
good morning! I should start the chat so you know I am still around. Beautiful morning out there, 50 and clear. I'd be on the deck but there is still drippiness from last night's inside but with the front door open to hear the birds :) GMCR's Lake and Lodge is in my coffee 'bowl' (it's large)

I did a check-in last night on the Friday thread to catch up on all I"ve missed.

I'm not sailing along as I was a couple months ago 'in the zone' so to speak, but that's what it's all about isn't it! Keeping committed in the long run. At work yesterday I made handmade hamburger buns for the guests and staff. I made myself stop at eating half the bun (shouldn't have had any) and a co-worker commented, 'you don't even eat your own hamburger bun?' and I said, 'that's because I dont' trust myself not to have a cookie in a while' . I shouldn't be making allowances for treats but I'm thinking it's better than eating the whole bun plus a cookie?? (but then my DH brought home cookies at night and I blew it all!)

But each day is a new beginning :D Hope everyone has a great day!!

06-09-2012, 06:53 AM
Good morning Holly and sleepy Beachers :coffee2: I have to open the store today so heading out soon.

Holly - I'm sure it's really tough sticking to plan and doing all that baking. Hopefully as the season progresses it will get easier.
No hail here yesterday, even the rain wasn't too bad.

Hoping the rain holds off this afternoon and I can get out on my bike. I got two walks in yesterday to make up for all the days stuck inside :carrot:

06-09-2012, 07:37 AM
Good morning. Holly I cannot imagine how difficult it is to work around food and not eat all of it!!!! Being able to limit yourself is huge. Hey it makes you feel better I had cherry pie Thursday. No craving, but was offered and since it came from a farm stand in New Paltz I caved. Rather than let it derail my entire day I made certain to eat really well the rest of the day.

Cydi I too hope to ride outside, but the weather does not cooperate on my days off lately.

I played hookie from work today. More like a mental health day. My friend comes home from Maine today. I'll be going up later. Tomorrow my brother is having a BBQ to celebrate his nuptials. After 20 plus years he and Mary finally tied the knot. Her son is home from CA so the timing was perfect.

Good morning to the sleepy, busy chicks out there too

06-09-2012, 07:56 AM
:coffee: Good morning, Chicklets! I enjoyed my first coffee outside on the patio where I watched the dawn break on what's shaping up to be a glorious weekend.

Holly, it must be quite challenging to stay OP in the midst of all the baked goodies at work, but keep imagining how that baked good is going to look on your hips. (Remember that TV commercial?) That's what helps keep me on the straight and narrow most of the time.

Cyndi, enjoy your day and I hope you can sneak in a nice ride after work!

jekel, looks like you have some good reasons to play hookie today. Have a good time!

We're off to the Amish market and in search of 3 more specially made tomato cages this morning. While I was waiting for Jake to get a part at Home Depot yesterday, I wandered around in the nursery department and ended up with 3 heirloom tomatoes. One is called Mr. Stripey, and I can't remember the names of the others, but one is black and one is purple. They should make for some pretty salads this summer. :)
It's supposed to get pretty warm this afternoon and I plan on some pool time!

06-09-2012, 08:13 AM
Mornin' chicks!

Holly - pastries are my weakness, and my brain can always come up with an excuse of why to eat one. I would say you might get sick of it after a few months, but I'm not sure I would!

Cyndi - are you enjoying your job? Hope you get out for a ride today!

Cottage - Mmmmmm! I almost bought a purple tomato plant, and then didn't. You'll have to keep me posted if it's as good as the reds!

Unfortunately, I got the confirmation that my pup has cancer (lymphosarcoma is a no-brainer in the vet world). Now for the emotional roller coaster of chemo, which we'll probably do (60 day avg w/o chemo, avg 1 year with chemo). She's only 3, so I have to at least try.

Otherwise, it's a busy weekend for us. I work this am (I hope it's not as insane as the rest of the week...), then a good friend's daughter's grad party this afternoon. The evening is free though!! I'm not sure how long I'll be at the party, it'll be a bunch of happy 17 year olds.

WOW! Did I make that coffee strong today!!

06-09-2012, 08:20 AM
Good morning. My son's shipment is due to arrive at 10. We'll help him get everything up to his apartment then hit the road. He's ready to have the place to himself and to deflate the air mattress he's been using. His girlfriend is coming up for the day or overnight so he'll have help to put things where he wants them. We'll drive until we are tired, stop at some cheap hotel, then get home probably tomorrow afternoon. I am so looking forward to my own bed and pillow and getting back to routine.

Ohio Dreamer
06-09-2012, 08:33 AM
I am so sorry to hear about your dog. I would be lost without my peke Foo. :hug:

I am thinking of moving on to phase 2. I don't think phase 1 is doing anything for me. I haven't eaten anything with wheat since I was put on a gluten free diet in January. I rarely ever eat sugar. Maybe once a month? I have been dieting for about a year and a half on other diets and I have lost 40 pounds. The only thing I really gave up to do phase 1 was fruit and an occasional potato or rice. I am interested in South Beach because it is so similar to how I was already eating. I ate an apple Thursday and some fresh berries yesterday. It doesn't seem to have hurt me any. I think I will just move on to phase 2 and enjoy a little fruit each day .:coffee: I am working on that first cup of coffee.

See you chicks on the Beach!:beach:

06-09-2012, 08:43 AM
Jekel - how did I miss you in my first post? (because my brain is scattered this week!) So sorry to hear about your family troubles, I hope you get some much needed mental rest. Sounds like you're doing the best that you can, and hopefully the time off will help both of you out.

Karen - safe traveling!

Ohio Dreamer - sounds like South beach would fit in with your lifestyle well! I love it here, it has really changed the way that I eat. There's lots of good tips in here, and the daily visit keeps our mind on track. Good luck!

06-09-2012, 08:43 AM
hi everyone, now back from my holiday in somerset. did plenty of gardening while down there, i do miss my garden when i come back here and really envy everyone with their big gardens, we are in a small first floor apartment here in reigate. back op today although doing dukan today as i am waiting for my groceries with all the lovely salads to be delivered tomorrow. just chilling out this weekend after the journey back last night. hope everyone has a good weekend

06-09-2012, 09:30 AM

A safe, but very long trip yesterday. Details later-right now work.

Twynn, :hug:

06-09-2012, 12:56 PM
WELL! We had a humdinger of a storm late yesterday afternoon and did not get power back until this morning. No Net connection until just now. It didn't bring rain to Delta, just all around us but there sure was a wind! Friend Ernie dropped around and we shared some ribs and salad - I heated the ready-cooked BBQ ribs on the grill outside and we sat on the front porch and watched the jet black clouds roll through.

Nothing on the agenda today except tidying up after the storm - trees down and lots of branches to pick up. I am going to my sister Joan's farm for dinner at six as my cousin and her DH are visiting. Should be fun. I'm taking two untouched loaves of Delta Mill bread - rosemary and olive! We are planning a BBQ in case the power goes out again. (Life is an adventure when you live in the country!)

06-09-2012, 02:27 PM
Good afternoon everyone!

Twynn, I'm so very sorry to hear about Reesie's diagnosis. I grew up with dogs (Dobermans), two of whom died of cancer (and both seemed quite happy until the last day), and I remember how we felt when we learned they were ill. The nice thing is, she doesn't know. She just knows you love her and will take care of her.

After a week of wonderfully, unseasonably cool weather, DC Summer is knocking on the door here. Today will be in the 90s with low humidity, but that's just a one-day reprieve, we're told. I hope everyone has a good day, humid or not!

Ohio Dreamer
06-09-2012, 09:25 PM
Ruth I am glad you are safe and I know what you mean about the adventure of living in the country! We have a gas grill with the burner on the side so I can cook when the power goes out and it does frequently and sometimes stays out for days! We also keep candles and oil lamps for light.

06-09-2012, 11:56 PM
Morning all!

I am spending my time at the pool this weekend so not in front of a computer all that much. I realized I had too much grain (3 servings) and too much fruit (3 servings) yesterday - that's why I like to write it out! Need to take off the pounds I gained on that road trip and in the weeks before!

I hope all is well with you ladies. I miss being here - come July, post work crazy, I will get here more :)

06-10-2012, 03:49 AM
sunday and up early had my first cup of tea and porridge for breakfast later, shopping not due until 11 , seems like everyone is having storms lately we had bad storms thur and fri lots of trees down , supposed to be heavy rain today but looks quite fine outside fingers crossed it stays that way. good day on plan today ham and light mozzarella for lunch with salad and t bone steak for dinner

06-10-2012, 06:45 AM
Good morning :coffee2: I don't need to be up this early, just am. It's a 4:30 wake-up week :shrug: The orioles are very active this morning so I'm enjoying watching them. I like mornings, just not this early. I'm off to work in a couple of hours. It's a longer day then I'm off for three days so I can head to NY. I'm going to surprise my Mom with a visit for her birthday.

Thanks for the birthday wishes yesterday. To be honest, I'm just glad the day is over.

Looks like another rain free day :flow1: I will have to get out for a walk or ride after work.

06-10-2012, 07:18 AM
Good morning! This earlybird stuff is getting old! Why the heck can't I sleep in past 5 like some people can?

Cyndi, I do understand about getting through yesterday. "Firsts" are always hard. :hug:

Church this morning and then I may be able to do a bit of gardening before the noon-hour chicken BBQ at the Fairgrounds IF we don't get the predicted rain. Those plants I bought Thursday are still sitting on my potting table. If it rains, I'll just bite the bullet and do the darned annual financial report for the Mill AGM on Tuesday. It'll be good not to have the usual photo finish!

Delightful dinner at the Farm last night with my sister, her DH and cousin Cathie with her guy. I do love my family and need to spend more time with them. Sister Joan is always on the go though - she's off to Brazil next week, Newfoundland in July and then ??? I have great trouble keeping track.

Time to give my cuddly dog family some couch time before I get organized for Church. Need to get some more Paul Newman - the Italian Roast just isn't the same.

Have a good "day of rest" even if you don't!

06-10-2012, 07:29 AM
:coffee: Mmmmmm! Me and Wolfgang are enjoying our early mornings, but I'm still keeping Paul around, too. ;)

It's warm and muggy here already and supposed to climb into the 90s by noon. Summer's here! I'll get all my chores and gardening done this morning and spend some time with Mom so I can free up the afternoon for pool time.

I tweaked a wonderful new rhubarb recipe yesterday to make it SBD friendly with rhubarb picked fresh from my garden, and it turned out amazing. I'll have to post the recipe for you. :)

06-10-2012, 09:58 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

A full day yesterday and I'm already up and at 'em. Kirk is still in alot of pain so the majority of my time is spent keeping him company. He's sleeping right now so I've been getting some chores done...watering outside and even digging a few weeds. My body says it's smoothie time. Yum. I'm glad I have that great habit anchoring my food plan. I never need to make a decision about food in the morning I just do it. I'm off to get a few more things done. I wish I could declutter my office. It seems to be the ending point for everything. Oh, well.

Have a great Sunday everyone!

06-10-2012, 01:02 PM
Good morning everyone! My Sunday is off to a fabulous start. I surprised the heck out of myself when I didn't have to twist my own arm to try a new exercise DVD this morning so I'm pretty thrilled with myself today, lol. While I waited for my face to return to a reasonably human colour afterwards (I get SO red in the face when I do cardio!) I brushed the cats and then vacummed...productive day so far! Now I'm off to the showers and then plan to inhale a giant salad :D Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!

06-10-2012, 05:05 PM
Gotta love internet in the car!

My son's shipment yesterday arrived after 3pm; it was a long day of sitting and waiting and wondering. We helped him situate the big furniture and hang pictures and hit the road after 5pm, leaving him with his girlfriend who'd driven up from Philly that day.

I unexpectedly started crying when I hugged him goodbye; I guess it finally hit me that he's now officially relocated halfway across the country.

06-11-2012, 03:51 AM
karen it is hard when your kids relocate, but if they are anything like mine they keep coming back, my eldest has just moved back into my house for the forth time. I keep telling him he is 38 and should be standing on his own 2 feet but he takes no notice LOL