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Sunday.........Soup and Salad Sunday - recipes
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06-09-2003, 10:16 AM
I took a forty five minute walk this morning. It was lovely. I loved watching all the birds circle around and I walked towards a beautiful view of the mountains I hope to one day climb. I won't say the walk was easy after many months of sitting around doing nothing, I was huffing hard up that last hill, but hey I made it. :dance: :dance: :dance: I even came back faster than I went out and that was stopping for a few breaks to catch my breath. On that last hard stretch I just kept thinking how I couldn't wait to come back here and tell all of you about it. :flow2:
So I'm not sure who said they wanted to hear the stories of how we met our dh, but I know it is because Lori has a new :love: My hubby and I met on phone personals. We chatted for seven hours that first night. I think we both knew it was meant to be. For one thing I never gave out my phone number to someone without first chatting with him, but I did give it out to my hubby. :shrug: I don't know, guess I liked his voice. :lol: Anyway, we talked until dawn then we both called in sick to work. :o The next day after grabbing a little sleep we met and we've been together ever since. I got pregnant with our daughter after only knowing him two months. :o Then we got married at five months. This October will be our 5th Anniversary. Even through all the hard times I have never regretted my choice. :no: I believe the older you get the easier it is to spot a love that lasts from lust. :flame: Just my theory.
Anyway, now as Sandy will know I haven't been to bed yet, so I better go get some sleep. Hope everyone has a great day.
06-09-2003, 10:22 AM
This is the sunset over the mountains I was walking towards this morning. My dh took this pic and it was so beautiful I just had to share it.
06-09-2003, 11:48 AM
WOW! Guilt...the great motivator! It's so good to see so many posts since my plea...
Last night dh, son and I went to the "Outback" for dinner...and I remembered that i forgot to mention LYNNE! So sorry, mate! I forgot you too, Amanda, and Deon...it certainly wasn't intentional...like I said...old age fast creeping up on me!
I have to tell you how good I was at dinner last night...grilled salmon, salad, steamed veggies...okay, and a small piece of bread. I allowed that since I hadn't eaten anything else all day except for my breakfast of cottage cheese and blueberries. And since I was so good at dinner, I went ahead and undid all that good with a bag of Reese's Pieces at the movies! :rolleyes: So let that be a lesson to all...(esp. ME) Eat ALL your meals, don't let yourself get TOO hungry...you'll start "justifying" why you can have this or that. I'm not going to beat myself up over it...anyway, a "Big and Tasty" burned off a few of those calories! :o
Speaking of the movies...did anyone see "Bruce Almighty?" I was not as impressed as my husband thought I should have been. I definitely liked "Liar Liar" more. It was cute...entertaining enough, but not great. Jennifer Aniston is adorable though.
Back to overcast, cloudy weather...at least no rain, yet. Tomorrow is supposed to actually be SUNNY! :cool: I just may get some flowers planted yet!
I'm psyching myself up to go to the gym. I'm going to go put my gym clothes on now...that should help.
See you all later...
06-09-2003, 12:25 PM
I'm at work, but had a minute to pop on in and figured I would post so I will continue to get my e mail notifications ( you all know how dependent I am on those!!)
Food is still good, we will see when tomorrow gets here! Tuesdays are my Weigh in days now, since I started over on a Tuesday.
Amanda, what a wonderful thing to have to look at on a walk, absolutely breathtaking. Hope you are gettting some sleep now.
kat: sounds like you did good at the OUTBACK. Good for you.
We are overcast today too, few showers here and there, and a breeze. But tomorrow is supposed to be really sunny and nice. I don't know what happened to spring? Don't think we had one here in Maine either this year, I hope summer starts soon.
Talk to you all later,
06-09-2003, 01:20 PM
Thank you for that beautiful picture Amanda
I also had a great walk this morning, near the river where I live. It was so nice, I wanted to keep going but things were waiting for me when I got home. I did finally do a two mile walk though, as I feel so much better today.
I hope to be able to make it to my TOPS group meeting tomorrow, I really miss the support of my friends there.
If it wasn't for you all I would have no one to motivate me. THANK YOU 300+board buddies, ;)
06-09-2003, 01:54 PM
WARNING: :love: kills your appetite! You know something's up when yours truly here has to force herself to eat even the smallest meal...:lol: !
It's beautiful today; partly sunny and 70 degrees. The cats had me up at 6:30 this morning; but it was too early for breakfast and I dozed back off after I fed them. Later in the morning I got up and while doing the laundry, I got in my walk :cp: (FINALLY!) I made a small lunch of 2 ounces of turkey breast on ONE slice of bread with 1/2 tablespoon of Miracle Whip Light and a cup of fresh strawberries...which I managed to choke down. ( I guess I am nervous about Bri coming this weekend:o )
My neighbor lady had a patio table umbrella come through her storm door last night during the bad storms that swept through the area; thank goodness she wasn't home when it happened. Maintenace came this morning and put in a new screen for her and I FINALLY got my new blinds for the front window as well! :cb:
There were also a lot of power outages and trees down in the area as well from last night; but everything is about back to normal. Outside my poor neighbor's door, there wasn't much damage to speak of in our neighborhood.
06-09-2003, 04:20 PM
Hi all! :wave:
Today is election day and I'm just glad it's going to be over with. Still not sure if I want the responsibility this position will take to be done right. Being on the Board before, I have a clear picture of what it takes and I'm pretty happy with my couch potato life right now without adding this to screw things up!!! :o
I have been reading you guys all along. I'm sorry I don't have the time to jump in and reply to everyone. Sure are quite a few that are AWOL again. Summer brings that on some, but we have to be diligent in checking in or the thread will die. And after almost 3 years, we don't want that to happen. :nono:
I'm going to run. I still need to pick up the newspapers and clean up the kitchen. We're having a few people over to watch the numbers come in. DH says he wanted people around who would console me if I lose and him if I win! I guess that tells you where he's at in all this. Oh well. What will be, will be. Everything happens for a reason. It's out of my hands. :yes:
Hope to see you all later.
"If you've got nothing to lose, you can try everything." - Yiddish proverb
06-09-2003, 05:25 PM
Hey all -
It's me...heh heh..I guess I'm back because I can't really afford weight watchers at the moment :-p.
I started on this weight watchers diet with my mom, and I've sort of hit a plateau..and even gained some weight...I know it sounds awful but I've been watching my mother lose and lose....the lucky broad gets to take medication that makes her lose her appetite.
Has anyone heard of that Leptoprin? I was considering taking some sort of pill to aid me in my slump :( ...Any suggestions or thoughts?
06-09-2003, 08:31 PM
I just thought that I would share my work out with you guys...Pull up all the throw rugs in kitchen and bathroom, shake them out.
Sweep all the dog hair and dirt tracked in by said dog out of the kitchen. Scrub the kitchen floor. Since you have the mop and broom out, sweep and mop bathroom floor while rugs are washing. Vacuum living room, bedroom, and computer room. Ignore family room...too gross, needs it's own day. THEN, get your butt outside with the Shop Vac and vacuum the patio of all the maple leaf whirly birds. Then rake. Thenhoul some stuff out of the garage. Then haul it back in. Whew! A few calories burned... AND something to show for it!
Gotta get some sleep...
06-09-2003, 09:56 PM
Good evening Chickies! Sounds like you all had a great weekend.
I finally tackled cleaning out the backyard shed - OMG what a mess. We unloaded a pick-up truck load of stuff. I left early this morning and got my grocery shopping done for the week. This was my top priority for the week. I'm just too tired after I leave work to shop and they are always restocking and cleaning the store at 3AM. Monday morning is best for me since I don't work on Sun night.
Tina - CONGRATS ON TONY'S WIN.
Sandy - good luck with your weigh-in.
Thin - good luck with the election; hope all of your hard work pays off.
I've got to get back to work; I will try to get back in here before I leave in the morning.
By the way, the lasagna was EXCELLENT.
06-09-2003, 10:12 PM
evening all Jusst popping in welcome back Mel
Wish you the best Thin.
Hi to everyone else
06-09-2003, 10:48 PM
Kat - WHEW! what a workout :strong: I broke a sweat just reading about it!!!
06-09-2003, 11:19 PM
Hi Gals -
Popping in to say Good Evening to all! Today was a little hectic - I didn't go into work - I had to go to another training class for a software program that we are starting to use. After work Jeff and I ran some errands and stopped for dinner. Then I had a workout program similar to Kats as I tried to make some sense out of the chaos of the upstairs. It started with the dogs destroying a pillow and tracking pillow 'guts' everywhere, and ended with the entire upstairs being cleaned!
I got a new cookbook today that I am excited to start using - it's called "Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen" it's by Kathleen Daelemans who has a Cooking Lite show on the Food Network. Hopefully it will have some yummy new recipes. I'll be sure to share any good ones I come across.
I wish I had time to reply to everyone right now, but I've gotta get some sleep!
Sweet Dreams to all!
06-09-2003, 11:35 PM
Just checking in for the evening.
Food today was great...even if I did have to choke it down:^:
The rest of the day was spent weeding the flower garden; my marigolds have finally bloomed! YAY! :cb: Then it was brush the cats, feed the cats, cook my dinner (fish, green beans, cottage cheese, and strawberries in skim milk for dessert), go work out for 45 minutes (up from 30:D ), shower, shave, shampoo, retouch my roots and give myself a facial.
My goodness Steph, you have had a busy one too! My walk in closet is a disaster; when I get some ambition to get it done (or there is an avalanche in there:lol: ), it needs organized seriously.
Hi Barb and everyone else! Hope you had a wonderful day!
06-10-2003, 12:55 AM
Hi everybody! :wave: Well, it's over and done. I am NOT a school board member again. Whew!!! :D It would be a looooong story to tell you all about it, but it started as a joke, it has been a fun couple of months poking sticks at the lion and now it's done and my life can return to normal! :D :) :D :) :D :) :D That's me and my happy dance. Honey is very happy too. He is not into having his life disrupted. :o
I have a ton of jobs to do tomorrow so I won't be around much. That's why I came down now to let you guys know. Now, I'm very serious here....no condolences. I really did not want the job. It just grew into a campaign and found a life of it's own. Even this afternoon I was hoping that I would not win because it is very all consuming the way I do the job. So enough said, I am happy and you can all do the happy dance with me.
I do have to run. I have an 8:30 AM GYN appointment in the morning and then about 5 grocery stores and then I get to go play in men's briefs at Target. So you guys have a great day. I'll see you all later.
P.S. I know it's not quite midnight yet, but:
Barb: :balloons: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO YOU! :hat: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO YOU! :hb: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR BARB! :gift: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO YOU! :balloons: And many more.....
I'm getting ready to leave work; finished one hour early tonight :cp:
Lori - I heard on our local news about the storms in PA; glad to hear you are ok.
KayEllen - I can totally identify with how you feel; I have felt like I was in a prison for a long time, like I was going to be stuck this way forever; my weight recently got above 350 (don't know exactly how high I did get). Then two months ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and THAT was my wake-up call. I knew at that point that I couldn't continue eating and eating and eating. I work in a pathology lab and I have seen what diabetes can do to you!! So it was either sink or swim, and I am trying to swim. Just like an alcoholic I had to hit bottom. I recently lost at least 14 lbs (my dr's scale only goes to 350 and I'm sure I've lost more); I am on medication and eat only a certain amt of carbs each day ( I won't say diet, because I will have to do this the rest of my lift). As far as surgery, I would only consider that a last resort. I work with a girl that recently had surgery and she regrets doing it now. You have to be sure you will be willing to live with eating very small amounts of food. She cannot eat sugar because it causes "dumping". Please don't give up. Just take it one day at a time and one meal at a time. If you eat too much at one meal, just start over with the next meal.
I still haven't started exercising, can somebody please kick start me?
I am trying to get back on the wagon. I did exercise last night and I am going to do WATP this morning.
Hope all of you have a great day I love all of you and think of you even when I'm not here.:grouphug: :wave:
06-10-2003, 09:42 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARB
Tueday is official weigh in day now and I am down 4.5 lbs, yahoo....think I got the kick in the butt I needed to get going again. Now I too need the kick to get the exercise thing going. Thinking maybe a real walk today? I'll let you know? LOL
Thin: Congrats on not winning the election.:bravo: , but I'm sure you ruffled the feathers than needed to be ruffled along the way.
We have a local election today for a town selectman, there are 2 people running, the first is a lady who at one time was a state representative, but she was in the process of thinking on sueing the town over some road issue so I think it's like a conflict of interest, the other man I don't know? So don't know if I will go vote? I just havn't decided.
Tina: Where are you?????
Mary: guess we have been missing each other lately? Talk to you soon.
Hugs to all,
06-10-2003, 10:51 AM
Woohoo!!! Two days in a row and I managed to get off my lazy butt and exercise. I'm even changing my schedule so I can walk in the morning. I went to bed at 10pm last night, and was up by 5am this morning. That is a real change from being up until 5am. :lol: Food has even been real decent. I won't say I ate all lettuce or even that if I was on WW I would have stayed within points, but I did manage to cut my portions down and not have seconds. For me that is progress. :dance:
So where is everyone? :drill: Get in here and post!!! I miss reading how everyone is doing. :( Well I need to go cook some breakfast to suprise my dh. Love you all. Have a great day. Barb hope you are doing something fun.
06-10-2003, 01:37 PM
It's already been a busy morning; I've done some ironing, recorded my food/activity on Fitday.com (I love that site!), checked on Brian's flight (airport security thing :p to see how long it's going to take when he gets here), and the furry children were pestering Mommy for breakfast again this morning at 6AM. Ahhh...the joy of cat ownership :lol:
So far today, my food is doing great, and since it is 75 degrees already, another walk in the great outdoors is in order
Nothing to report except I am losing 4 staff to layoffs or other departments. I have 3 weeks to learn their jobs and find someone to do them. (Like that is gonna happen....)
Food is ok, but stress is trying to win over.
Cut the grass and worked in the yard yesterday for my exercise and stress relief. Today I do aerobics and ride my bike.
06-10-2003, 01:55 PM
Oops! Forgot to congratulate Thin.....
Congratulations on not winning????
06-10-2003, 02:42 PM
Hi guys! I have been a way for a couple of threads. I have lost my groove! I do so good for a few days and then it goes all to crap. Anyway, today is a new day so I wont whine.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARB!!
I have 2 more weeks until I go to the beach. I was wanting to have lost a good bit by then but I have not. I will just have to live with it though. I do have a plan though and I will succeed one day soon!!
I am gonna go. I have so little time. My son made the AllStar team in baseball and we are having practices and tournaments all the time. I miss you guys!!
06-10-2003, 05:07 PM
Hmm, well apparently I don't know anyone here except thin and grannie :-D
That's ok...I just started posting at the weight watcher's at home thread because i just recently got all that fun stuff in the mail, and now i'm realizing i still need the support of others.
i can't believe it has taken me 23 years to realize that i cannot lose weight for anyone but myself...i know that it seems obvious, and of course i always KNEW that was the reason i needed to lose the weight, but i never had the desire. sitting here at an all time low point is making me realize that this bulk needs to come off not for anyone but myself. i dont care anymore about making men turn their heads, mostly because i have someone who loves me despite my weight, but i'm getting tired a lot, my feet hurt at the end of the day, and most of all i am sick of squeezing into seats: at the restaurant, on the airplane..etc. i want to be able to cross my legs! i also want to live, i dont want to die of heart disease or something horrible like that. so here i am AGAIN..and i know i am always leaving and coming back here, but there's no other way that i can make progress unless i keep coming back, all i know is i cannot gain any more weight. i havent gained any weight since last year which is good, but typically i have been gaining an average of 5-10 pounds a year...THROUGHOUT MY LIFE. that's disgusting and that needs to change.
So, i've decided to prioritize my goals. This week my goal is to modify how i eat..no more than 30 points a day. :)
we'll see how it goes after that....
06-10-2003, 05:37 PM
I really don't know the last time I weighed myself, maybe 3 weeks ago or so but I weighed myself today and I've lost 13lbs. since that time. :dancer: That was when I wasn't even trying that hard. Now I'm walking and trying to control my portions. Losing 13lbs though has me all psyched up. I'm ready to do this and get to my goal weight.
06-10-2003, 05:44 PM
:cb: Way to go Amanda!!!! Keep up the great work!!!!
Mel: Please don't leave, continue to post, sorry I missed you before but hi there and I will chat with you and post with you anytime. We are all here for support and love to give support. Please continue.....
06-10-2003, 07:12 PM
THANK YOU so much for all the wonderful birthday wishes. They mean so much to me! :hat:
I've had a pretty good day --- for starters, it's beautiful, sunny day! We've had so few of those that I feel like the sun peeked out for me today. ;) I had to go to work today, which was fine - I love the people I work with. One friend in particular made sure everyone knew it was my birthday so I had lots of well-wishers. Thankfully, no on brought in a cake. I really didn't want that much tempation. I had a nice lunch outside with some friends and splurged a little - a turkey rueben and fries (I didn't eat them). However, my tummy didn't feel so good afterwards. I guess it's not use to the grease that the sandwich was probably grilled in. I just got home and I am going take a walk with the dogs. Jeff had to go to NYC today and won't be home until about 8pm. We are going out for a late dinner or maybe just dessert. I told him weeks ago not to buy me a cake - I just want to go somewhere where I can have a piece of something and not a big cake around the house. I think we are going to the Olive Garden - I LOVE their Chocolate Lasagna Dessert --- chocolate layers with Buttercream frosting. :T
Someone at work today, who I don't know all that well, told me that I "look wonderful". I told her that was the BEST birthday present anyone could have given me --- and, she didn't even know it was my birthday!!! Talk about a little boost of self-confidence.
Just a few personal replies right now --- I want to get out and enjoy the sun....
Sandy --- WOOHOO!!!! Good job on the loss!! :D Would you send a little kick in the a$$ this way??? I haven't been horrible, but not a good as I can be either! I guess i just need a little push!
Thin -- Congrats on the loss of the position! :) So happy to hear that you and hubby are both pleased with the results! I hope you had fun with it all!
Lori --- Checking Brian's flights??? Is he already coming to town??? Do tell -- details please!!! Wishing you ALL THE BEST!!!! :love:
Melissa --- I haven't been around long, so I am just getting to know all these wonderful ladies! I do hope you'll visit us often - looking forward to getting to know you. :)
Amanda --- Wow - all the exercise and a great big loss for you!!! WAY TO GO!!!!! :D
Everyone else ---- Thanks again for the Birthday wishes! I'll catch up with you later or tomorrow! I'm off for my walk!!
Love you all!!!
Birthday Girl Barb
06-10-2003, 08:24 PM
Hi there - a quick post before I start work to congratulate Sandy and Amanda on their weight losses :cp: :cp: :cp:
Barb - hope you have a wonderful evening; that dessert sounds wonderful - now I know what I want for my birthday!!
I've done good today - cleaned my living room windows and blinds; had salsa chicken, broccoli and tomato sandwich for lunch; still no exercise.
To everyone else, hope your having a great evening.