South Beach Diet - It's the Weekend! January 18th & 19th

01-18-2014, 08:05 AM
Good morning! Woke to whining and whimpering at my bedroom door - Jazz wanted to snuggle. I must have not closed the kitchen door and he got a bad case of separation anxiety. Coffee is good this morning though.

Did not get much done yesterday but did do the Bank stuff and get a few groceries in the morning. Tackled the desk for a while in the afternoon and then sat and sipped tea and read. That felt really decadent and is something I seldom do in the daytime.

Must make a flying trip to the hardware store in the city for a few niggles like new smoke detectors, sink plug and thingie for the folding door in the kitchen. Anybody want to lend me their DH or SO for a day? I have lots of odds and sods to keep him busy.

Whatever you do today, enjoy. :cheer: It's the WEEKEND!

01-18-2014, 08:31 AM
It's too bad I can't talk Jake into going up there, Ruth, maybe you can entice him? I'm not having any luck. ;) Handyman stuff is right up his alley, he loves to tinker around and fix things.

We don't have any plans for the day so far. Monica and Carley may come out this afternoon, and I'll go and check on Dad at some point, but other than that, the day is up for grabs. I did some make ahead meals yesterday and made Kalyn's Sausage and Kale Mock Lasagna (using veggie Italian sausage) that I'm looking forward to for tonight's supper.

I was expecting snow today but there's no sign of it so far and it looks like the sun is trying to make an appearance. :)

01-18-2014, 09:02 AM
Good morning ladies and happy long weekend!:carrot: Sitting here with my coffee enjoying the sunrise colors. I hate how late the sun comes up right now but DH pointed out that the days are getting longer are by February you can really notice it. I really must move somewhere warmer when I retire!

Nothing much on the agenda today. I need to do laundry and grocery shop, as always, but other than that I may get to finish the book I started last weekend.

Coffee anyone?:coffee:

01-18-2014, 09:03 AM
Good morning, Ruth, Linda, Beth, and all who follow.

I'm not scheduled to work this weekend for the first time in a while. DH and I will watch a nephew's basketball game this morning. (We saw his brother's game last weekend.) I'm hoping that by tomorrow the hiking trail will be open since warm temps are predicted and we haven't hiked sine Puerto Rico. So it will be back on the treadmill for a stroll this morning.

Committing on here to not eat Kind bars worked for me so I'm going to do that again. No Kind bars this weekend. Oh, and none of the gluten-free muffins DH got at Costco either!

Have a great weekend.

01-18-2014, 10:25 AM
Good morning!

On the fly.... Up to project. I've spent my morn stripping paint off hinges

Maybe I'll get back later

01-18-2014, 12:39 PM
Good morning,

Sitting here letting my hair color work it's magic before rinsing so thought I would stop in for a minute.

Yesterday got grocery shopping done and most of the laundry done so today will be minor cleaning and DD's and I will go shopping for fun today. I would like to get something to change up my lineup for clothes but at the same time I don't want to get in the size I am now so we shall see.

Ruth even though I have a DH it is I who does all of the niggles and to do's around here. I am better at it then he is :)

Cottage and Beth enjoy your day's

Karen hope you get your hike in soon

Debbie I will be glad for you when your projects are done but then I am sure you will line up another one you are one busy lady

The weather is supposed to get up to a rainy 43 degrees I will take it :)

01-18-2014, 02:20 PM
Well, the morning escaped me! We are having a huge dump of snow and I kept waiting for it to stop and it didn't. Just got out of my jammies and dressed now. :nono: The snow is still coming down and I am in for the day. Did get the mill finance stuff done and posted plus cooked some chicken livers for the 4-legged critters. I could start to enjoy this goofing off!

Right now I.m sipping some peach and ginger tea. Yummy!

01-18-2014, 02:31 PM
Afternoon chicks. We got a surprise dumping of snow yet we are supposed to reach a high if 49 today. Hmmmmmm

Spending my work day cleaning and organizing the Supervisor's office. Totally not in my job description. Since I seem to get stuck inside a lot I figured I better get this place in order. Typical men cannot throw anything away. I am the junior sergeant which stinks at today lol

At least I am off tomorrow :)

01-18-2014, 02:39 PM
Good afternoon chicks! I'm sitting in the waiting room of hospital, ds couldnt handle being in the room. I do wish some people would turn down their rap music though...
papa is having surgery monday, he broke his vertebra and couldnt take the pain anymore. I'm mostly moral support for dh, and to make hot healthy meals for the family, something I'm good at :).
How do people always post with their phones!?

01-18-2014, 04:57 PM
hello there i am back(if anyone remembers me) trying to get the motivation to restart the diet. i have a hard time at work due to lack of time( at home to cook and at work to stop and eat right) to eat like i should. cause i dont have time i grab some bread and eat it like in 2 second and go back to work. help. hihi good luck to all that are doing the diet. trying to start.

01-18-2014, 07:45 PM
:wave: Better late than never. I'd like to say I've been very busy and got lots done and that's why I didn't get here, but mostly we slept. First we slept in. Then we ran errands, then we napped. All in all it's been a perfect snowy day off :)

01-19-2014, 09:02 AM
Happy Sunday! After goofing off a lot yesterday, I need to put it in fifth gear today. We're still getting snow and the darned polar vortex is coming back. I forsee another jammie day this week. ;)

Laundry, a trip to the hardware store in the city and doing a Mill financial report should fill the day. :crossed: that trusty Fanny Focus can handle the snow when backing out of the barn. I already have corned beef in the crockpot for dinner tonight. That'll be a nice smell to come home to after being in town!

By the way, Beth posted a beef stew recipe which looks great. I may make that later in the week. There's something about stew that is very comforting on a cold day.

Enjoy your Sunday whatever you do.

01-19-2014, 09:18 AM
Good morning on this lazy Sunday morning. Monica and Carley decided to spent the night and we're all slowing waking up after a late night of chatting into the wee hours and just enough Baileys to make things mellow. ;) We're sitting around the kitchen table now enjoying freshly made Vermont maple oat scones and coffee and talking about going up to the Vanity Fair Outlets in Reading today for some shopping.

Carley showed Amber and me how to make those famous rainbow band bracelets in some fancy elaborate designs, and now several are adorning my wrists. :)

Tammy, I hope your FIL is doing much better after his surgery and that you're all able to enjoy your vacation while you are there!

01-19-2014, 09:31 AM
Good morning everyone. Lazy morning right now as I sip coffee but at least I have laundry in. DH wants to watch the football this afternoon so I think it will be my cooking day. I plan to make some more PB muffins, cheesecakes, P1 brownies and roast a turkey breast for dinner and the week's lunches. That should keep me busy!
We are supposed to get a cold spell again this week so I will plan a few hardy meals as well. There is light snow today but only an inch or so.

Have a great day chicks!

01-19-2014, 09:42 AM
Good morning and welcome back Irinaelenva!!! I do not have time either on my work days to cook. I cook for the week on a day off. I can usually find time at work to reheat the food although sometimes I have to eat things cold. To met beats eating poorly.

Tammy if you have the internet with your smart phone you can post. Hope your FIL gets some relief. I cannot believe they let people play music in the hospital. Ours are usually very quiet.

Linda have fun with the girls shopping

Ruth I love Jammie days. I look forward to putting on my big fluffy robe everyday after work.

Today I am staying put. I am planning on straightening my hair today. It is so much easier when it is "processed" I never wear my hear down curly because it is so thick, coarse and frizzy!! I get the curl from my father and the texture from my mom. So happy DS has his father's hair lol. Wish me luck doing this at home. The frugal shopper in me just doesn't want to pay the salon price.

Cyndi I thought of you yesterday. I ordered almond flour, coconut oil, PB2 and psyillium husk from Amazon. Way cheaper than in the stores here.

Hope everyone has a great day :)

01-19-2014, 09:44 AM
Hi Beth you snuck in while I was posting. Is the PB muffin recipe in the recipe section?

01-19-2014, 11:06 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

These past days have been so busy and I haven't found the proper alignment of all the "stars" to post anything besides the quick hellos from myIPhone. . This is the busiest time at the ski resorts and when all of Denver is pouring in and out of the mountains the cell towers just can't accomodate lil' ol me wanting to get online before I leave or after I get home. Oh, Well...and apologies to all.

This morning I rose early and intended to sit downstairs w/my laptop. When I came back in from taking the pup out my DH was sitting in the living room w/coffee awaiting my return. As busy as our days are right now (and as well as we're getting along) I know that spending time with him is imperative… I plan for later.

When I got to my cybernotebook just now I reread what I had written on the BeckThread months ago and it was nice to reflect on the time in between and how I have done just what I said I was going to do. It reminds me why I did not gain weight during these past 5 months.

Written in August....
"When I commit 100% then the small amount of imperfection which slips in from time to time isn't a diet breaker. When I say this week doesn't matter because next week will be (calmer, less stressed, less busy, more focused....) then the backslide begins.
I am giving my 100% not to backslide.
I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE NOW that I function much better when my food is clean.
So, this next week, even though I'll be working like crazy I'm going to formulate a food plan for the entire time they are here and prep/cook/freeze/etc so I can stay within my food parameters, have food for us all and probably take meals to my mom. All the rest will fall where it is going to fall."

Anyway, I wanted to wish you all a happy Sunday! I may get back here later "if" internet cooperates. When I came down from the project at 7am the interstate was literally filled with cars headed towards the mountains.

My task at the project today is to apply 3 coats of waterbased finish in a bedroom, which is finished otherwise. I originally considered taking this entire day off but my brain came up with an acceptable solution. It takes an hour to apply a coat w/4 hours inbetween. By day's end I will have one room finished AND I will have enjoyed free time at home, too. We are now into our 2 week window....our dreadline is Jan.31 AND my siblings arrive a week from Monday...our time together since the passing of my BIL before Christmas. Every moment matters right now.

01-19-2014, 11:26 AM
Three day weekend! Woo hoo!

Yesterday I did NOTHING and felt absolutely awesome about it. Today I'm doing a bit of cleaning then the family and I are going to a "Goonies Quote-Along" at the Alamo Drafthouse. Gonna be a blast. I've been on-plan for the past three weeks, so I might splurge today with a beer. Woo hoo!

Tomorrow I plan to slowly start Phase II.

01-19-2014, 11:55 AM
Jennifer, here's the muffin recipe.

Currently, they are one of DH's favorites. After 3 years of eating Dr A's quiches or Kayln's egg muffins it is nice to switch it up a little!:lol:

My bananas need another day to ripen so instead I used a piece of last year's venison I found hidden in the freezer to make veggie soup. I might have to do the muffins tomorrow but I do have the day off from work.

01-19-2014, 12:46 PM
We love these muffins too! I am waiting for my bananas to get a little riper.

We got more snow than expected so our plans changed for the day. We are just now able to get Tim's truck out of the driveway so making a plan for the rest of the day. Snow walk and lunch out, visit the butterfly conservatory, another lazy day at home, so many choices.

01-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Debbie you are such an inspiration to me. Not just for SB, but for how you live your life.

Beth thank you for the link I may experiment with them tonight :)

01-19-2014, 02:44 PM
Good afternoon
After a nice family supper yesterday taking it easy. Going to dd either Wed or thurs. Got to love me those grandsons
Have a good rest of the day. I'm watching downton abbey tonight
Take care
Still no sun

01-19-2014, 04:06 PM
:wave: Long time no see, ladies! I strayed, re-gained, lost a little, gained it back and a couple friends, lost a few, and here I am. I know I feel better, and look better and lose weight, when I'm not eating many carbs. Yet I keep eating carbs. :lol:

Lets try this again!

01-19-2014, 11:20 PM
Just popping in to say hello. Today is my last day on Phase I and I'm down a total of 8.5 pounds during it. Not too shabby! Still wicked excited to be able to eat an apple tomorrow, LOL

Got my Mass license and tags this past week. About time, I know, LOL Got my state inspection done, too. Everything is falling in to place. :)

Hope all you gorgeous ladies are doing well!