South Beach Diet - Whistle while you.....Beach DAILY 8/20

08-20-2003, 07:41 AM
Here it is Wednesday already and the month is almost over !

I heard Whimsey and Franny whistling as they exercised! It was such a lovely toon. GoFishin was whistling Three Little Fishies as she walked.

I thihk today I shall whistle Oh What a Beautiful Morning. I am thankful that I am here posting to all of you and I am silently whistling You've Got a Friend, DH is still sleeping!

Know that whever you go today that the people here care about you and what you think.

Be upbeat today and Whistle while you.......and you will feel better.

Cards today and I can't wait for the non SBD in my group to taste the Pistachio Chicken Salad that I am making from the book. I KNOW they will enjoy the SF, FF Jell-O/cool whip dessert. It is SO light and fluffy.

Have yourselves a grand day.

Lady :flame:

08-20-2003, 08:25 AM
Good Morning!

Marcie, ok if I hum...I can't whistle. hehehe

It's a beautiful am so lets see a song in your heart and a spring in your step. Im still hanging in there, a coworker of mine is gonna try the SBD. Im so excited for him he has quite alot to lose and is a Atkins convert.

Have a sparkling day! :dance:

08-20-2003, 08:35 AM
I usually do whistle while I work but it drives the Doggage nuts.

This will be a quickie as the beans, tomatoes and cukes are hollering at me "Get out here and pick us!". Dills, bean salad and a start on salsa are on the list for today. I am so glad SBD allows those good carb kidney and chick peas. It sure makes a difference to any carb cravings and helps with "other" things too.

This afternoon, gorgeous Hershey and semi-gorgeous Mum start her new job as a Thera-Paws pooch. The press are going to be there so I am a tad nervous - not about her, about me! She could go there on her own if she'd just learn to drive. I'm sure glad we both got haircuts yesterday.

Gotta get cracking as it's going to be a scorcher. I hope I can resist turning on the AC today.

08-20-2003, 08:47 AM
Hmmmm...what tune am I humming today? (yes, hum, for alas, like sflake, I can't whistle my way out of a paper bag!) Probably something from the "I Am Sam" soundtrack..."Two of Us," perhaps? Always makes me smile....:)

Sflake...I can relate to your excitement over a coworker trying dear MIL is also just finishing week one of phase 1 and is really liking it so far! Now if I can just get her to try the WATP tapes! He he...:s:

Ruth, enjoy your garden! I really wish I had more time for such lovely pursuits. I have promised myself that next year I will at least grow some herbs. Best doggy wishes to Hershey and her new job! I know you both will shine! :sunny:

Another day OP! Yippee for me! Adding up all the NSV's and dancing a jig :jig: Gonna have to get some new uniform pants soon...what a shame, huh? :smug:

Gotta run and get DS to daycare so I can hit the hay. Take care and whistle (or hum!) your cares away today!

08-20-2003, 08:59 AM
Good Morning Beach Beauties! :)

I'm with sflake, I'll need to hum since I can't whistle.....on second thought, you probably don't want to hear me hum! :lol: Guess I'll just hum quietly to myself. (I thought I was the only person who couldn't whistle!)

Marcie have fun with your card group. It sounds like you made a great lunch for them (and "legal" for you)! Enjoy your day!!

Ruth, is Thera-Paws a therapy dog group? Good luck to you and Hershey! One of my dogs (Riley) is a therapy dog also, we do visits to nursing homes in town. He's such a little ham, he just eats up all the attention, and I love to see the reactions of the nursing home residents when they see us coming. A funny therapy dog story.....One member of our group is a large orange brindle greyhound. On one visit, a sweet little elderly lady saw the greyhound coming into her room, and screamed "get that tiger out of here"!! Nothing could convince her that the "tiger" was actually a sweet gentle dog! :lol:

franny, you can't whistle either? Wow, I see I'm in good company! OK, I'm going to sound stupid, but what is NSV? Don't you love it that your pants are getting baggy? I wore a pair on Monday that I think I will need to retire soon! I love it!!

Nothing exciting on my agenda today.....just work. It's been so hot and humid here this past week that I have not been outside walking, so I'm waiting patiently (or non-patiently) for the weather to cool down a bit.

Have a great day at the beach!!!

08-20-2003, 09:34 AM
Morning everyone!!!

Another day of OP yesterday!! That makes 2 in a row!!
I feel great...:)

Also took puppy for a 2 mile walk last night and again at 5:30 this morning!!

I think I'm back on track and lovin it:smug: :smug:

Sounds like everyone is doing well...:) :)

I'll have to think about what I'll be whistling today .....:D

Catcha all later..


Suzanne 3FC
08-20-2003, 09:59 AM
Grrrrrr... I'm not a morning person. The only whistling I want to hear is a lullaby to put me back to sleep :)

But I'll soon hear the roar of small engines. My son is coming over and we are going to mow and edge and trim and wash and paint! (hehe, he thinks he's just coming for lunch and a quick pass with the lawn mower :p )

We're going to have grilled portabello sandwiches! I've been craving them, but haven't had any luck finding decent buns. Jennifer said stone ground wheat is lowest on the glycemic index, but I couldn't find any buns that didn't include a mixture of white flour. SO... I made my own! I bought a bag of stone ground wheat flour and yeast, found a recipe, and made a batch of very delicious buns. I enjoy making bread anyway, and it beats the fluff on the shelves.

I want to know what NSV is, too !

08-20-2003, 10:11 AM
NSV is a non scale victory... like needing a smaller size jeans, or a compliment from someone. Maybe a whistle from a construction worker. Anything that reflects weight loss that is not a number on the scale.

08-20-2003, 10:14 AM
Anyone hear from Ellis?? I was just wondering how her Dad made out with the surgery.

08-20-2003, 10:15 AM
It's me again. I'm at work, but popped in quick because I wanted to share something with you......for me, this is quite a big change/accomplishment!

I've never been a breakfast eater. When I started SBD it was all I could do to choke down anything, even something small like V-8 juice and a couple bites of cottage cheese. When I mentioned that on this board, I got the advice to keep trying to eat breakfast in the morning, that it is a very important meal, especially for people trying to lose weight. So, every day I've been faithfully eating breakfast, even if only a couple bites of something.

Wellllll.....I didn't have time to eat anything this morning before work, I was in a hurry and didn't have any hard-boiled eggs prepared or any cottage cheese in the refrigerator. So I went without. Now I'm at work, and I'm absolutely starving!! Luckily for me we have a cafeteria where I can get scrambled eggs, which I have sitting in front of me on my desk as I type this.

So I guess the moral of my story is, even for you non-breakfast eaters, keep eating something each morning, and it won't be long and you will have been converted to a breakfast eater! :) I'm a changed woman!!!

Better get back to work. Have a great day everyone.

08-20-2003, 10:15 AM
Good morning Beach Beauties....this morning I woke up and felt like throwing in the towell...I think I need therapy!! I can't stay OP for very long. Then I come here and I get inspired again....can some of you come and live with me? :chin:

08-20-2003, 10:16 AM
sflake, you and I must have been posting at the same time.

Thanks for the information on NSV! I love that term!

Ellis' dad's surgery went well. Ellis lost her computer after the blackout, so is off line for a bit, but will be back when she gets a new computer.

08-20-2003, 10:48 AM
Thanks for the info 2dog I was worried. The same exact thing has happened to me with breakfast. I guess you can teach an old dog a new trick. hehehe

08-20-2003, 11:47 AM
Please don't throw in the towel....PLEASE!!!
It's gonna click, I know it is...
that's why I keep trying...I'm not gonna give up..
There is no reason in the world why we can't be's all up to us.

Whenever I think of having something illegal...I just think of being thin....I know it's gonna be a tough road, but we can do this!!!!

I"ve thought of counseling myself...cuz something keeps getting in my way, but I'm still plugging along... it for yourself....take each minute at a time....

I'm here if you need me...:) sorry I can't move in with you..


08-20-2003, 12:15 PM
Whimsey and DiDi (and anyone else who may be struggling to stay on track)..... I want to tell you what I'm doing to try to keep myself on the right path.

I bought myself an Italian Charm Bracelet. That was my gift to myself for starting this new WOE. For each 10 pound loss, I will add one charm to the bracelet. Right now I have one charm. When I'm at goal I will have 7 or 8 charms (depending on what I set my final goal as).

I wear this bracelet every work, at home, where ever I am. When I get the urge to stray, I look at that bracelet and it reminds me of what I'm doing, and how far I've come. And if that isn't enough to keep me on track...since the bracelet is "stretchy", I can snap my wrist with it (and it hurts!:lol: ) as a more physical reminder (or you could do the same thing with a rubber band).

Then, after all of that, if I still want to eat something that I probably shouldn't, I make the conscious decision to eat it, and then will take the time to savor every bite. I don't feel guilty about my potentially non-healthy choice, knowing that I made the choice fully aware of what I was doing rather than doing it without thinking about what I was doing.

Hang in there ladies, we're all in this together, and if you need advice or support, let us know and we'll do everything we can to help you. And also remember, not one of us is perfect, and we will all stray once in a while, the important thing is to get right back on that wagon and don't let a slip or two make you give up or quit.


08-20-2003, 12:57 PM
Sorry but I'm w/ suzanne, the only humm that is coming out of my mouth this morning is GRRRRRRR...I am sooooo NOT a morning person.... maybe if I turn on some music it will help.....after my coffee maybe!!! lol

Okay guys... MOTIVATION... I love the charm bracelet idea!! I just got one myself and I NEVER thought of using it for my good dieting deeds!!!! lol I even saw the cutest charm...had a scale on it with two feet prints...I now wish I had gotten it!!!

Personally I need a new motivation...I used to use my personal site...and I recommend that to EVERYONE...but for me, I am thinking something new and exciting. One thing that is a "motivating" standard is to find pictures of a "look" that you strive for. I am not talking MODELS and so forth...might just be the front page of a CATALOG to a store that you havnt been able to shop at cuz they dont go past size 12!!! Or it maybe a picture of a swimming pool, or the BEACH, or an outfit you would like to wear....I believe the important thing is to put it somewhere, where you will see it EVERYMORNING...for this group I recommend the 'puter itself!!! Maybe use it as your screensaver or something...Just a suggestion!

Anyhow... I am past day TWO...I cannot believe it!! After day ONE I had my doubts. Now I know that you just have to be very determined with your food and really take the time to eat something yummy!! I am going to make the sugar free jello today!! I haven't had that yet!!

Well, take care everyone..Its day two with a household of kiddos for me today...looking forward to it. Yah right!!

~Kimberly :flow1:

08-20-2003, 01:01 PM
Thanks you guys....I really need and appreciate your support!! DI...can I come to Boston and move in with you??? :p......I think everyone needs a pet looney.....don't you???:dizzy:

08-20-2003, 04:36 PM
I'm so happy every one's doing well! I messed up last night, went to get my D.soda for the day, and grabed a regular one by misstake. It's so HOT in the plant I opened it and drank half before I realized!!!! Such as life, today is another day!
Have a Good Night! Lenee...:dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:

08-20-2003, 05:28 PM
Good Afternoon all! "Whistle while you work, dum, dum, dum, dum dum,dum" can you hear me?? OP today and soooo happy! Glad to see mostly everyone having a good day. This is a quick note- have to get the kids off tho football and cheerleading practice- one thing- all this running around has kept me from thinking about the carbs! Also up for a new job! Interview is next Tues! Sooooo excited! Wish me luck!
Wigglin and jigglin,

08-20-2003, 09:39 PM
Good evening all, Wish I could post with you in the AM but I am out the door at 6:15. Can't whistle a note but I am singing as I type. We bought the Chicago DVD today and we are watching it now. Frannie thanks for yesterdays advice. I will start small. We are getting my daughter ready to go back to college. It's quite a process and the living room is filling up quickly. I think we need to rent a truck. The house will be very quiet when she is gone. Take care all........Julie

08-20-2003, 09:45 PM
Okay...what's this?? I go back to school for 5 days (can't even imagine getting to the computer until today) and you guys go acronym-crazy on me. What the heck is OP? What is NSV? I'm lost!

Whimsey...I only read your first post, but I hope you posted again and said that you had regained all of your strength and are stickin' to this thing like glue.

Everyone else...hope you've had a wonderful week at the beach. I wish I was at the REAL beach.

I haven't lost any more, but that's okay. I think I'm taking too big of portions of nuts. And peanut butter. I'm on week 2 of phase 2. I've only added in yogurt. I just don't really have a craving for anything else yet. Oh, and popcorn for the past two days. But that's it. I need to drink LOTS more water because since school started back, Diet Pepsi Vanilla has become my best friend and that's BAD!!!!

I hope to see y'all again back here soon, but I can't guarantee. This start-of-the-year has me running like crazy.


08-20-2003, 09:55 PM
Hey Erika! OP means on program, and I'm not sure what NSV is. Can anyone else help out???

08-20-2003, 11:10 PM
Whimsey: When I first started Phase one I thought I was never going to make it, but decided that I could do anything for 2 weeks, and many mornings choked down some sort of egg combination. But here I am just finishing week 2 of phase two.

Tonight was my first slip. I am a popcorn freak and haven't had any popcorn for over a month and a half. So tonight I just got out my little microwave popper and dry popped what would be about 3 cups, sprayed with buttery spray and a little Molly McButter and just savored every bite. Now that I have had my fix, I can go for a
while again.

Does anyone exercise at a Curves? I have been going for about 4 months now and really love it and my clothes are fitting better. So along with losing weight I am losing inches, thanks to the Curves exercise plan. I'd highly reccommend it to anyone.

I'm not a morning person either, but I could stay up late most nights. My Dh and I ore opposites. He goes to bed early and gets up with the birds. :D: I am better than I used to be, and can get up with the birsd too if I really have to, but that is not my choice.But I'm lucky I can sing and whistle and have done it all day
'I whistle a Happy tune"

Am I closing the Beach? Ann