Carb Counters - Valentines Weekend Chat - Feb 14 & 15

02-14-2004, 08:19 AM
Happy Valentines Day Everyone :) :) :) :) :)

Sending you much love this weekend and always.

02-14-2004, 09:03 AM
Hey ladies
Have a good day for those of you with loves in their lives.

Well today I get to work at KFC apperently we get busy today. I laughed and said if my sweetie got me KFC for Valentines I would not be happy LOL.

Actually last night I did something at work though I had the cook make me 2 wings without breading them with his normal round. Was actually really good. I guess some flour could have got on them but the chicken was tasty and didn't have to rip off anything.

Going back into the deep freeze this weekend ( yuck) when will spring ever come.
Oh well give me more time to hide myself under sweatshirts and shock everyone come summer with the new me in t shirts LOL
Have Fun

02-14-2004, 10:28 AM
Hi Leenie:Happy Valentine's Day

jjcj: Busy @KFC for Valentine's? Wow, I would never have thought that one!!

Well, my hubby and youngest DD went into the jewelry store last night (how do I know? Cuz I was sitting in the car waiting for them!!). So they come out and she's carrying a bag and they're both all like big smiles and such. I'm thinking oh heck, there goes our extra money. Not that I don't like jewelry, don't get me wrong. I LOVE it!!! But I'm practical and would much prefer something from Wal-Mart (where 3/4 of my jewelry is from) and where you can get a decent price instead of HUMONGOUS mark-ups. Anyway, so we're driving down the road and I'm in this somewhat crabby mood anyway....and I'm talking about how I hoped he didn't spend a ton on me because I really didn't need something expensive (not to mention I'm afraid as heck w/as rough as I have been on jewelry that something expensive I'll break!!). So he gives me the bag and tells me to open it. Hm..ok. I hate surprises anyway. So I open the bag. Inside is a heart--you know, the kind CANDY is in?? JEEZ!! Told him--Well, I can't eat that. So I open the smaller box. Inside is this BEAUTIFUL sapphire ring. And of course I've got not a finger that it fits on--so off to the jewelry store to day to return it for a bigger size (putting it on my middle finger). Anyway, we get home, and he tells me to open up the candy so the girls can at least eat some. So I figure what the heck. I open it up and INSIDE is another box. Turns out he bought me sapphire earrings also. To make the rest of the story short...I'm returning the earrings and he's going to get me some from Wal-Mart. The practical side hit me and I can't keep them. He's not all upset about it (He probably figured it was going to happen) and said he'd go to Wal-Mart and pick something out. :)

Hope you all have a GREAT Valentine's Day (Did I mention hubby had to work AGAIN today? Which means no day off for him AGAIN on the weekend! GRRR).

02-14-2004, 11:53 AM
Good Morning Everyone and

:) :) :) HAPPY VALENTINES DAY :) :) :)

Tonight the family is going to a big Valentines party that one of our neighbors is throwing. I'm quite worried about it they always have such good food. They asked me to bring some jello so I thought ahead and made that low carb jello fluff stuff. I know I can't eat alot of it, I actually shouldn't eat any (still on induction) but I thought IF there was nothing else there I could actually eat, at least I could fall back on this. I also want to get a good meal in my system before we go as well. I don't know why this is bothering me so much, I guess it's just the break in routine. It's a whole day affair, which includes lunch and dinner time. Maybe I'll pack up a salad too....

Brenda - Your DH is so sweet. If mine would have bought me sapphires I think I would freak. He's from Norway so he doesn't believe in alot of "American" holidays and Valentines Day seems to be one of them. He's a great guy tho, and he treats me real well. That is more then enough to make up for not getting a little something today... but it still would be nice :lol:

Leenie - :wave: :) Have a Great Valentines :)

jjcj - Have a great day at work, and try not to work to hard ;) I too am looking forward to crawling out of my sweatshirts with a new me. I doubt I will have any drastic changes by then, but I can notice already, it's only a matter of time before others do.

02-14-2004, 01:23 PM
Good morning ladies,
I am feeling better today I think I was just stressed and tired and hda too many carbs!! (that always makes for a happy tummy! *sarcasm*)

So I came home early yesterday and then I start my part-time schedule so that will get rid of alot of stress, and i can go back to the gym!!!

So as for the party it was a bust...the party itself was very nicely done. DH and I got in a huge fight beofre the party, I got all dressed up and the a** doesn't even say i look nice or anything, I got off @ 5pm and rushed home, they weren't even ready yet and then we finally get the kids to the sitter and rush over to the party, it is 7:10.......they are picking up the food from dinner!!! There is nothing for us to eat! We both haven't eaten since lunch so now I am mad and upset, so we stayed there 15 minutes and left! I thought it was crazy to have the caterer pick up the food at 7pm when 1/2 the people didn't even get off work until 5pm!! I am sure they have to go home and get dressed, take care of kids, etc! So then we are driving along and instead of DH just saying "we are dressed lets go out since we have a babysitter" He acts like a jerk and then I say it........." IF YOU WEREN'T D*CKING AROUND AND BEING A JERK WE WOULD'VE BEEN THERE IN TIME" Well I am sure you all can guess what happened after that!! To make a long story short....I made him take me home so I could change (I am still in semi-formal gear at this time, didn't seem appropriate fighting gear) and then after the fight it was 9:30 (still NO dinner!) so we ended up eating at Mike's drive in right next door to the sitter's house!! By this time I am on a suicide mission...what do you think I ordered??? Bacon/ mushroom/ swiss burger, fries with lotsa ketchup and..........a choc. peanut butter milkshake! So now you all know why I was sick yesterday! LOL

Toady I feel better just a little carb hangover head ache. AND....there was flowers and a card waiting for me when I woke up for V-day! I guess I will cancel the divorce papers!!! ((hahahahaha just kidding!))))) God I love him but I hate him too!!! LOL

Leenie: happy v-day!!!!

JJ: ooooooh I love KFC coleslaw! I would never be able to work there I'd eat it buy the bucket full!! Have a great day at work!

Lady A : you are WAY to practical for me I woulda took them and worried later, but you go girl!! Walmart has great jewlery too!

Trazzie: have fun at the party and you will be great!! :)

Happy valentine day ladies!!!!

02-14-2004, 01:42 PM
Trazzie:Hope you enjoy the party. I'm kind of glad I don't go to stuff like that. I don't have to worry about what to eat and such. Let us know how it works out! I try not to buy cards at this time of year. That is to me going overboard on the holiday. But I like to get (and give of course) stuff just as an appreciation type thing. We get the girls gifts also. Youngest DD wants some earrings. Must take after her mom (you should have seen BOTH DD's in the jewelry store!!! I'm gonna have to make sure not to take my jewelry off or they'll swipe them. lol).

Theo'sGirl: Sorry to hear about the fight you had. At least he was smart to get the flowers and a card. Hope that makes up for some of it and you have a great day!!

Should I mention I have 2 sapphires that didn't fit any free fingers?? And a Mother's Ring that was so bent out of shape I had to be careful how I wore it or it'd cut circulation off? I managed to trade the earrings in (oh man, I've just seen THE pair of earrings I'm hoping he replaces them with @Wal-mart. lol) and ordered the adjustments to the ring he just bought me, the 2 other sapphires PLUS get my Mother's Ring re-shaped. That all will cost $60+. But he STILL plans on getting me earrings. He's a sweetheart (sometimes). lol

02-14-2004, 03:52 PM
Lady A,
Sounds like that is better, then you can wear your other ring to. I have alot of jewelry that I never wear, beacuse my fingers were too fat before, I should get it out and try it now. Well I have to go to Walmart today and pick up some things for around the house and diapers.

talk to you guys later. TO: All the sleepy heads that must still be in bed or doing fun things for V-day.....:) Happy Valentines to you when you log in!! :)

02-14-2004, 08:29 PM
Well hello everyone!

I'm about ready to call it an evening (I've been at school all day). I've been trying to mark assignments for the class that I'm TAing ... there are 70 students, and I'm honestly only half done marking. One question pretty much everyone did wrong so it makes it soooo hard to mark.

I must admit that I am not a jewellry person myself (although since I am currently significant-other-less, I do not have to worry about getting that kind of gift!). In fact, the only jewellry that I usually sport are earrings (hoops that I only ever take out if they fall out by themselves) and one ring on my pinky finger of my dominant hand (but that's my engineering Iron Ring ... you can see what it looks like here (picture's not so hot): Plus, if you're interested, read what it's about).

I hope everyone's doing something special this evening, even if it's just taking time to relax!

02-14-2004, 10:15 PM
Theo'sgirl: I love my rings. It's one reason I wanted them re-sized because I couldn't stand the thought of not being able to wear them all. Hubby had bought me my engagement ring and wedding ring set. Then a couple years ago he bought me another engagement ring. I wear it with my wedding set. lol When I get my rings back the only finger w/out rings will be my index fingers and of course my thumbs. So I'm heading towards earrings from now on ;) I've got my ears pierced 5 times on the right ear and 6 (5 plus the one on the cartilage) on the left. I've been debating getting them pierced again. rofl. Yes, I'm crazy ;)

Lekker: That is one MAJORLY cool story!!! I can see why you wear it and w/pride! :)

We went shopping today. He bought me FIVE pairs of earrings for LESS than he had paid for the one pair. ;) He just needed an experience shopper to show him how to get more bang for his buck. lol I did start hinting for a necklace for Mother's Day. lol. Yes, I'm in a definitely better mood. The "blues" must have passed. Even though the peanut butter fudge that hubby got for the youngest DD is sitting on my mind. Told him that it's TOTALLY unfair and not nice to buy stuff like that when I can't eat it (I'd rather they hid it and so I wouldn't know it was there.) I definitely need to check out the dessert section around here. Maybe I need to make something that can be frozen--that way when the craving hits or I feel like eating something I shouldn't I can pull a piece of "something" from the freezer and feel like I'm cheating. lol. Wasn't there a brownie or fudge or cookie recipe around here somewhere??
*meanders to the recipe section*.

Hope you all had a great day!!!

02-14-2004, 11:24 PM
Lady A: I have my ears pierced 4 times on each ear, so I know what you mean and YEAH you have lotsa earring to wear now!! I used to have my nose and my tongue pierced too but I took them out years ago when "normal" people started doing it!! LOL!! I amke DH hide his candy in his room (the room where I never go and it is his own little haven, he has all his "toys" in there and reads his VW magazines) So I think too it is better if I don't even know he has a stash

Lekker!! That was the coolest story about your Iron Ring! OOOOO and I love Rudyard Kipling! I read my Rikki Tikki tavi book so much when I was a kid i wore it out!! It is still one of my favorite stories.

02-15-2004, 08:51 AM
Morning all!

Well, I hit a major speedbump on my road to self control last week and it's taken until now to get back to where I was -- both weight-wise and mental-health wise. I was just so d*** mad at myself for choosing to give in to my cravings on 2 separate nights. :mad:

Then, I got even more furious because I couldn't understand why doing so made me feel like I couldn't/shouldn't post. Reading about how well some of you were doing just seemed to make me madder at myself for my lack of control. But.......all's well now. I wish I could blame it on TOM, but I went through premature menapause 3 years ago (at 39), so that's one excuse that flew right out the window. Stress? Well, that's always a good excuse, but who isn't stressed? Weakness? Ahhhh...maybe? Temporary insanity? Okeedokee...that'll do!!! Anyway...I just couldn' bear to have to update my current weight to a higher number, so I stayed low until I could come back and leave it untouched. :lol:

Valentine's Day was pretty much of a nonevent in my household. Some cards were swapped.....daughter to father, father to daughter, father to mother, mother to daughter, daughter to mother, mother to father.....etc. There were the prerequisite chocolate boxes for all but me. I was given a beautiful indoor rosebush plant with some nasty thorns that attacked me when I tried to unwrap the pot! Maybe that was payback for downing that box of Chex Mix last week?

Brenda and Ashley: Girls, you two need to shop wholesale for those earrings! I'm love the look of multiple earrings but never had the courage to endulge. I'm destined to be totally conventional.

Julie: How proud you must be to be part of your profession. Thanks for sharing the Iron Ring web site. Jewelry is always "nice," but jewelry that goes past outward appearance and truly stands for something is quite special. Wear it with pride!

Trazzie: You are an inspiration! Such careful planning! Hope you had a great time and were able to keep to the plan!

JJCJ: You are now officially on my "most admired" list. If I had to work around those biscuits at KFC........well, let's just say that particular franchise would be losing lots of money!

Leenie: Sending some love back your way! :) :) :) :) :) :)

02-15-2004, 09:01 AM
Good Sunday Morning Everyone

I am not waiting for Lent to start Induction, I am starting it today, I am so sick of being in this cheating rut... I am FINALLY READY! Today's it, I'm gonna be a size smaller by summer if it kills me HAA !!!

Thanks for all your support.

Love Leenie :D

02-15-2004, 09:33 AM
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02-15-2004, 10:32 AM
Hehehe Thanks Paula :D

02-15-2004, 11:23 AM
Good Morning Everyone,
Well the Valentines party was great and OOOOOH lots of good food. NONE of which I touched. I packed my salad in the cooler that my husband placed somewhere.. that I never did find.. ARG MEN! Ya try to ask em and they give you half answers. So I did the best I could and ate 3 hotdogs and some of SF Jello Fluff. Oh and I tasted a hot and spicy pork rind.. but it was a very very small piece. It was quite difficult everyone telling me try this.. want some of this.. oh you got to have this!! My answer was "I'm sorry I'm just not very hungry" when the truth was I was starving!! So other then the food aspect (which I knew was going to be difficult) I had a great time.

Sped - Happy to hear your back on track now, and I really find you an inspiration. It's easy to fall off but you bounced right back and that's the difficult part.

Lekker - Such a cool story about your ring, I can tell you wear it with pride.

Theo and Brenda - I also have multiple piercings in my ears, I just have an issue with buying earrings so I never wear them. What a waste huh? I love the look when I do manage to scrap together enough silver to fill them in. I wanted to get a small diamond stud in my nose but it was voted against by my family. So I wrapped that issue up to "mid life crisis" :lol: and left it alone.

Leenie - YOU GO! We're all rootin for ya! :cheer:

Now its time for me to raid the kitchen and find something to eat.. my tummy is growlin' and I need to get to the store at some point today.

02-15-2004, 11:33 AM
Thanks everyone! Getting the iron ring is really fun too - there's a serious, official ceremony (after a day long of partying, starting with a Champagne Breakfast!). When you get your ring, you get 'ringed' by another engineer who also has their ring. Only people with rings are technically allowed to be present at the ceremony. At my university we had a huge digital clock in the main engineering foyer to count down to the day that we got our rings - it's sort of the climax of our degree, really, just as much as graduation is!

Brenda: 5 pairs! Much better deal!

Theo: wow, so many piercings...I'm so very ordinary with my one in each ear. :)

Spedmom: I was feeling somewhat the same way last week, which is also why I didn't post much at all last week. It's good really that we feel guilty about posting if we go off plan, because it makes us somewhat more accountable. :)

Leenie: You can for sure do it! And it certainly can't hurt to start Lent early!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

02-15-2004, 12:43 PM
Morning ladies,

Sped: Glad you are back girl!! I sometimes faeel like I don't want to come on line here when i cheat too but, I always do and then I feel better for having said it, we can't be LC saints all the time, the real deal is that you got back on the horse....alot of people cheat and then never come back, by coming back you righted yourself. It is also wrong to think that you wil never cheat, later on it gets easier not to do it BUT reality is you are human. I myself never know why I cheat I just do for one meal and then I pay the price with being sick to my stomach, but it still happens, just more few and far between. So don't worry about it girl and we are happy to have you back!! Oh and PS I never really buy anything unless it is on Ebay!!! LOL I am sucha an Ebay shopper! :lol: :lol:

Lekker: That is so great about the ceremony, I think alot of times now days ceremony for things is overlooked when it shouldn't be, it makes it so much more specail to be honored with a ceremony. ;)

Morning Leenie :) :) :)

Traz: GREAT JOB on the party will power! You are my party will power hero!

Well Kids I am off to Costco and the gym SUCH Fun!!! I will check in later. OOOOHh not only did I get flowers and cards for V-day, DH actually gave me a massage tooo, and then I promptly fell asleep, DANG I am romantic huh?? :o :p

02-15-2004, 12:47 PM
hehehe. I told hubby IF my belly ever gets flat I want to get it pierced. Not to show off to anyone but just for me. I like belly rings--I think they're cute looking. ;) It'll go w/my ear piercings and tattoos right?

Hope everyone has a great Sunday :)

02-15-2004, 12:48 PM
OOPS I forgot to say.......(singing)


You go gril!!! :strong: :strong:

**For some reason this posted 2 times.....oh well extra cheer for Leenie!!

02-15-2004, 12:49 PM
OOPS I forgot to say.......(singing)


You go gril!!! :strong:

02-15-2004, 12:53 PM
You should do it!! I never got mine done but I always thought it was cute, I just figured the tongue, nose and ears was enough! I always thought all my piercings went with my Tattoos too! I am going to get another tattoo soon I have it in my head just need the artist to draw it for me.

02-15-2004, 01:20 PM
Heaven.....I'm in heaven (la la la la la).

I just got back from Walmart (the church of my choice on Sundays), and made some of that coleslaw that Star had posted last week (I think on the food log page). I now have a new favorite food that I can obsess on this week! :hun:

Told hubby and my daughter that anyone who touches it will suffer the wrath of a woman on the edge. :sumo:

02-15-2004, 04:19 PM
Shall we have a confession thread where we can go and post our cheats ? Shoot, I'll go first....

02-15-2004, 05:41 PM
Hey everyone!

Hugs and Kisses to Leenie on her induction day!

It sounds like everyone's having a nice weekend.

Trazzie - you know there's not a thing wrong with pork rinds, right? Most of them are zero carbs.

Spedmom - I'm so glad you like the coleslaw! :D

Brenda and TG - I'm with you in the piercing and tattooing ranks. I've got two piercings in each ear and one in my tongue. I've also got two tattoos and two more planned.

Lekker - I love the Iron Ring! That is so cool! The engineers I work with aren't nearly that fun. ;)

I'm having a fun weekend. Friday night, DH and I got to go on our first date since we got married almost 3 years ago! We went to the mall to try and find me a dress for Saturday (more on that in a bit) and then went to see '50 First Dates'. What a fun movie!!! I loved it! The only downside is that I'm a wimp when it comes to popcorn and I ate some! I tried to slow myself down and only allow one kernel in my hand at a time so it took a long time. DH ate his by the handful so he got most of it. I'm a sneaky girl :s:

Yesterday was more dress shopping and then the Sweetheart's Ball with the fam. Since I knew I couldn't eat anything at the Sweetheart's Ball, we ate at home first. Steak and lobster tails - yum! Didn't get any veggies, though. I was too full :o

I met my younger brother's newest girlfriend. She's pretty much like all the other girlfriends. Tiny with dark curly hair. Blah blah blah. DH and I stopped at the bar on the way home for 1 drink (I had scotch, zero carbs!) because he wanted to show me off. Then we went home to watch the movie we rented, but I fell asleep.

Ok, the dress shopping. Somehow, I missed the fun part of dress shopping! It used to be that I hated it because I wore a 16 and all the dresses that size looked frumpy to me. All the cute styles were smaller. Now, most size 6 dresses are too big on me and look frumpy. It's hard to find them in a 4. All the cute styles seem to be in 8 or 10. There's just no pleasing me, huh? :lol: I finally found a cute knee-length (I showed my legs!!!!) number at Ross. It's a 3 (OMG) and was only $10. No complaining there!

Here's the weird thing. I don't feel small. Not even the tiniest bit. I feel big and fat and squishy, so how can I fit into these things? I look in the mirror and I'm every bit as hideous as before. My stomach is a mess of stretch marks and the lower part is saggy. My thighs still look huge, and my arms still have the ever-annoying wobble. It's just weird to me. I guess I thought that I would feel different. Ok, I'm not whining, I'm just a little wierded out by the conflict of knowing what I can wear now and still feeling fat. Ugh :dizzy:

02-15-2004, 06:18 PM
Star: It took a while for you to develop and internalize your personal body image. It's not going to change overnight! You've done such an amazing job and you're such a source of inspiration (and good humor) to all of us. Do yourself a favor and show some of that patience and understanding to yourself! I also believe that those of us with weight issues seem to create a "link" between a particular body weight number and our mental image of what we will look like at that weight. Then, we get there and are shocked that Pamela Anderson is not staring back at us from our bathroom mirrors. Instead, we see a body that we see as still inferior. (Some of us see Roseanne Barr, but that's a topic better left to the mental health professionals!) You lost a lot of weight fairly quickly. Give yourself time to mentally grow into the new you!

02-15-2004, 06:42 PM
Thanks, Paula! Sometimes I just need a good talking to ;)

Ok, darlings, I have a new call to action for you!

In the Library section of the 3FC forum, there is a recently posted article bashing the low-carb way of life. Obviously, that makes me a bit angry. I've read the article and posted my reply to it. I'd like to encourage the rest of you to do the same. It's important to stop the misinformation!

Thanks :)

02-15-2004, 10:12 PM
Im here again!

My computer has been out of commission! ACK! I just got it back now!

I promise to post more tmo.. but I had to get on and tell you I didnt disappear.. well I did... but not on purpose!

Gotta feed the family.. but I am back!

Star.. Could you post a link to that atkins bashing??? I want to respond!! :):):)

02-15-2004, 10:25 PM
I wasn't sure where to look for that Atkins thing either.

OH!!! They had an article about low-carb eating in our paper today. Hubby's like "you may want to read this", so I did. I'm like WTF? It mainly said stuff about how the medical professions or whatever that make the guidelines are saying that eating TOO low of carbs are not good, etc, blah blah blah. I looked at him and said "tell me, what really am I not eating that I should be? Sugar? Flour? Starch?" He doesn't ever comment because he CAN'T. I've given good points in that argument alone---not to mention he likes the looks of how my body's turning out. lol ;) and I told him it's not done changing yet (I hope). lol

02-16-2004, 12:59 AM
You go girls, Paula you are totally right...what are we not eating?? Yes Sugar, flour and starch...people that write the articles are so dumb and really should research better!

OMG I have been shopping all day and boy do i sound cranky, I better do my food log and put myself to bed!!

(((hugs)) to all of you, nighty nooos!