South Beach Diet - Beach Beauties Chat - Tuesday, April 6

04-06-2004, 08:00 AM
No weather whine this morning as it's a cold but clear sunrise out there! It seems a long time since I saw the sun.

Today was supposed to be greenhouse day but I am going to have to cancel. This pre-colonoscopy prep goes on and on so I wouldn't be much use there. I'll spare you the details! I'll just be darn glad later tomorrow morning when the darn thing is over!

So today, I'll be hanging around checking up on you chickies. Play nicely and NO sand throwing!


04-06-2004, 08:12 AM
Good morning, Chicklets--

Ruth, you're having a colostomy??? Good heavens, I must have really missed something. But you seem awfully calm about it. I'd be a basket case! (((Hugs and good thoughts))))

I weighed this morning. Scale is still stuck, so I'm thinking of going back to Phase I for a week and see how that goes.

Oh, remember me being in a snit over Airborne yesterday? That arrogant, snotty, :censored: driver had the cojones to come into my office yesterday and argue with me about whether or not there was a package out there on Friday. He all but called me a liar even after I showed him the package and his note and told him he had to have practically stepped on the package in order to put the note on my door. :mad: After he left, I called the station manager and told him the story. He apologized profusely. I accepted but was thinking that that jackass driver should have been the one apologizing.

Well, time to hit the shower and get ready for the day.


04-06-2004, 08:43 AM
Goodmornin' lil' Chickies! Hope all is well for ya today! Ruth been there done that yikes! Roto-Rooter is right! Although I think to have your clock cleaned can be a good thing if only they could find a better way! tee-hee Your in my prayers and thoughts.

You go Mamacita! I love that name I use it all the time for stuff just like this!

To all you Chickies yet to peck in have a great OP day!

04-06-2004, 08:54 AM
Ruth? You're having a colostomy?!?! I thought you were just going for a scope!?!?

little chick
04-06-2004, 09:01 AM
Morning Chickies.....Ruthie my prayers are with you. Just think it will be all over soon. My mom had that done as well. Well good luck tomorrow.
Mamacita- Got to love stupid people I hate when people will argue with you so they can come out right. How stupid can some people be?
Be right back girls got to take the phone.

04-06-2004, 09:22 AM
morning chickies.
ruth best of luck to you tomorrow!! are you having a colonoscopy or getting a colostomy(sp?) whichever my thoughts and prayers are with you!!! (((((hugs)))))

you go mamacita!!! let 'em have it!!

hope everyone has a great day on the beach!!

04-06-2004, 09:32 AM
OMG! I used the wrong word! It's a COLONOSCOPY, a scope! I'm not going to be a bag lady yet! Anyhow, it's not that bad. I'm just a whiner!

04-06-2004, 09:40 AM
Good grief! You knocked the breath out of me. :lol3:

little chick
04-06-2004, 09:56 AM
Ruthie you really just wanted to freak us all out :dizzy:

04-06-2004, 10:03 AM

04-06-2004, 10:25 AM
Hi everyone, I'm hiding out here in the office while Jake paints the ceiling. I keep getting in his way! The ceiling paint is pretty neat - it goes on PINK, and it dries to white. That way you can see if you missed anything. Clever, huh?

Ruth, if you've ever had a colonoscopy before, the hard part is the "before" prep. The procedure itself really isn't as bad as it used to be, thank goodness. And it only takes about 10-15 minutes. Admittedly, though, it's not something to look forward to. Hope it goes quickly and smoothly for you.

Today is my dad's 74th birthday, so I have to stop in later to wish him well. I think he and mom are going to the casino to celebrate.

Well it's back to painting for me. I put some chili in the crockpot for supper so we'll have an easy meal. Made Ruth's TexMex Pork Chops yesterday, and they were delicious! Jake raved about them!

Have a great OP day!

04-06-2004, 10:54 AM
Morning, Chicks!!

Oh, Ruth, I am sorry you get to feel like a guy in prison for a day... (sorry that was SO bad!)

Mamacita- I HATE it when carriers are stupid and/or lazy. I've taken to using UPS because, well, my UPS guy is pretty easy on the eyes (he's no Ellis' trainer, but he'll do!) and goes out of his way to make sure my stuff gets taken care of. DId I mention that he's HOT HOT HOT? :)

Cottage- what is this miracle paint?

Everyone else- Have a great OP day! I'm going strong already and to boot, I have on pointy shoes. You know, the kind from India/Pakistan with the curly toes? Making me EVER so happy to freak out the stoggy (made up word) lawyers and accountants upstairs. teehee!!

04-06-2004, 12:39 PM
hello everyone. Seems like forever since I've been on here!

The miracle paint is Glidden. They have demos at all of the home depots (embarrassingly I've been to like lately).

totally off program. The good news is that I've only gained 3 pounds in two months, and still down 21, so I'm not complaining at all considering I've just been terrible.

kitchen is getting close to finished, I'll post photos so I can explain my MIA-ness.

On a side note. Does this mean that I can lose a whole bunch more like 15 pounds when I got back on phase 1???

It must be the construction fumes getting to me, right?

Ruth - I was screaming when I saw that. I was like, Oh my what have I missed.

Littlechick - great new icon, good job !!!

Nascar Girl
04-06-2004, 01:09 PM
Good morning chicks! I'm off today; the window company had to send out a guy to replace our weatherstripping. The factory screwed it up. So the warranty is having to kick in. I must say the M&W windows people are great!

Well so far so good; I'm doing Phase 1.5 DH is home this week so decided to keep a few carbs in my plan. I weighed and I've lost that 2.5 pounds already! Although TOM is on the way.

Mamacita: you go girl!

Ruth: hope all goes well with your test.

I've pulled out my firm CD's and plan on starting these; I figure if I can just do some that's better than none. I've gotta get this belly off before the wedding! I did order the bunand thigh roller, I know I'm a sucker; but it actually looked like something that might work for me. I'll let you know when it comes.

Well better go see what DH is upto; we are planning on working in the yard planting a small garden and some azaleas today while I'm home once the window guy leaves. I'll try to check in later.

04-06-2004, 01:40 PM
Alrighty, morning #2, I'm a little tired and have a bit of a headache, normal? Cravings last night made me just go up stairs and go to bed. It sounds like all of you have little tips and trades that work for you! How many of you exercised while on phase 1? And did you cook foods other than what was posted in the book, I was wandering around the site last night and some of the recipes sounded great! Well, I cheated yesterday on accident I bought no sugar added pops instead of sugar free, figured that one out after eating one and reading past posts. But other than that I made it through the day, so today I will buy sf pops and start again, kinda!

04-06-2004, 02:03 PM
Hello all! Checking in to see all the little chickadees!

Ruth - you had colonoscopy right. It was like the kids game "operator" but in our case one person spelled it a little differently and then the next, and the next, until you were getting a bag tomorrow!

Sunseeker - I just finished my first week on Sunday and, while I definitely had cravings, there are enough sugar-free products out there to help you through. My personal favorite is the Carb-Smart fudgesicles by Klondike icecream. They taste like chocolate mousse on a stick - very creamy. Mmmmm! I gave myself one of them after dinner on days I know I had a really good workout. You've got to find your own rewards.

Take care everyone and I hope you all have a great day!

04-06-2004, 04:33 PM
Ruth: 'This too shall pass' couldn't resist, as I know where you are spending most of your time today. Just think of all the weight you are losing. We have to find something funny to make the unpleasantness a bit less. Prayers go your way, and may tomorrow be just a snap.

Hi all you chicks. Keep on the plan. Lizziepie

04-06-2004, 04:38 PM
Hello chicks! So, as motivated as I was, I still slipped this weekend. :( I was extremely disappointed in myself but I know I can learn from my mistakes. The funny thing is, looking back on all of it, I didn't really enjoy the stuff that I cheated on. It really wasn't that great. And I have also started noticing that if I do have "bad carbs" I have almost like a carb hangover the next day. My stomach just feels really blech. I guess that is more motivation!

I am getting some much needed cleaning done on the spare room today. It has turned into more of a storage room. I am also trying to deal with a somewhat dilemma. I graduated last a year and a half ago with a degree in elementary education although I had switched from wildlife biology...a decision I still regret to this day. Well, after happening to run into my old advisor this weekend (it was almost like fate!) I am kind of considering going back to school.

Most likely it would be another 3 years...although I am only 23 (24 in July) so it's not really bad. I am just not sure what to do. DH is super supportive...I am just scared that it will be too tough or too long. I don't know. I just picture myself being able to use both my education degree and my biology degree to maybe do things with children and fuse both of my passions. Am I crazy? Sorry to ramble...I am still in the thinking phase but want to get it all sorted out.

I hope that everyone has a great day!

...and Ruth, I am glad you are only having a colonoSCOPY!

04-06-2004, 05:35 PM
Shannon- I think that you should go back to school if it will make you happy. In the grand scheme of things, 3 years is nothing, and by the time you have all that school completed, you'll get paid more! :lol: Please see my signature for further encouragement!!

04-06-2004, 05:59 PM
Hello SBers!!!!!

Sorry it's so late for me checking in but I had to go to the Dr this morning and just got back. My allergies and sinuses are misbehaving as they do every spring. But I've been shot x 2

I haven't felt like eating much lately while being sick but hopefully that will go away. I haven't been off plan yet but not eating as many veggies as I need to be. I've been eating more cottage cheese, etc. That's not too bad although I do need the veggies to fill me up but right now it's not a problem.

Imarah~ Glad to see you!

Sunseeker~ Sorry to hear you are having cravings. I guess I haven't because I make sure I fill up on lots of veggies which are almost calorie free or very low. They have a dual role - low calories, little to no fat and they have fiber which makes you feel fuller. Hang in there, it is hard with reading all those labels. I've learned not to go by what the front of the box says but look at those ingredients too. ;)

Nascargirl~ Hope by now you are out gardening. My love. We already have our garden planted and working in the flower beds when it hasn't been too wet. I think I may try your Phase 1 1/2 next week to incorporate a little fruit in and maybe one carb a day. I have done well, but really miss the fruits especially.

pebbles~I'd say if you have been off plan and have only gained 3 lbs that you are not as far off base as you think. And I think you may do really well getting back on Phase ! and starting over. Let us know.

CrystalCaity~ Glad to hear from you. Hope everything is well.

CottagebyThesea~ Wow, that ceiling paint sounds GREAT!!! We will have to try that sometime. Hope your Dad has a GREAT 74th!!! Enjoy!!

justjodi~ Glad you got us on the road to straightening out what Ruth was REALLY having done. :lol:

Mamacita~ Hopefully that mean old iron demon will move down the next time he sees you coming or maybe you ought to have it out with him. :yes: If you don't see results soon, Phase I might just be what the Dr ordered.

Bamiegurl~ Glad to see you here!

Ellis~ Have you got your breath back yet from all the excitment this morning with what Ruth is to have??? :lol: Shows you just what changing a few letters can do to a person.

Little chick~ Glad to meet you and look forward to getting to know you better.

Ruth~ Poor Ruth~ You poor thing, have YOU RECOVERED from the news of your NEW PROCEDURE??? I think if that had been the case you would have had a "L_I_T_T_L_E" anxiety. :lol3: Hope you feeling as well as can be expected at this point in time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you my new friend.

So glad to be here and making new friends and losing this old "man". Hope EVERYONE has a GOOD day!!!!

04-06-2004, 06:10 PM
Oops, I missed a few post while I was posting.

Shannon~ Some advise from someone who has always wanted to go back to school. Do it. If there's a way and it won't make it too hard on you. Do it. I have always regretted not finishing and getting my degree. I thought waiting a few years would make it easier but then it never happened.

Lizziepie~ Good to hear from you today. Thanks for the laugh. :lol3:

Well, gotta run!

04-06-2004, 08:04 PM
Sherry, you are amazing, girl! :grouphug: You win the award for "Most Nurturing" today. :queen:

04-06-2004, 08:45 PM
And the fanciest smilies!

04-06-2004, 10:42 PM
I just wanted to get a quick note in before it got too late, and I'd be posting on Wednesday. It's been a helluva day, but it's over.

Ruth, aren't you glad today is almost over too? Hang in there; you know it's the right thing to do. And think how much better you'll feel when you know everything's OK.
Good Luck.

Everybody else, have a good night. Jo

04-07-2004, 12:57 AM
Hope all goes well with your test tomorrow, Ruth! I messed up today, but tomorrow I'll get back on plan. :cool:

Goodnight all... :coffee: