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05-04-2004, 08:01 AM
Good morning Chicks~~

I'm back from my jaunt to Maryland. Actually got back very late Sunday night. Was so tired when I got up yesterday am, that I completely forgot to post. :o

Very happy to report no weight gain, despite splurging on eggplant parmesan at Olive Garden Friday night. Must have been all the walking for 8 hours at the festival.

Had a great time. Came home broke, but with most of the things I'd been hoping to find. My only regret is that the very last place I wandered into, when I was already broke, had 50/50 cashmere and silk fiber. Ahhh, what I could have done with a little of that!!! Happily, the vendor is also the publisher of a fiber related magazine and has requested me to send in an article for her consideration. If she likes it, she'll buy it! So, keep toes crossed for me, please.

Well, gotta run.

HAGD on the beach everyone


05-04-2004, 08:16 AM
Morning, Mama. Glad to hear you had such a great time in Maryland. Don't you hate it when you see something you lust after, and absolutely can't have it? The memories stay with me for years. I remember an antique chest on chest from 30 years ago. LOL

I think today will be a replay of yesterday. It's still cold, and I'm still cursing my lousy back. It's at its worst in the AM when I get up. I must think about all moves before I make them. It is so frustrating. Oh well, it's a good excuse to not do much. HA!

Everybody else have a great day...........................Jo

05-04-2004, 08:59 AM
Good morning on The Beach.

Pennywise, I turn on the heating pad sometimes in the morning and sit and drink my coffee leaning on it. It sort of warms me up to start the day.

Mamacita, cashmere and silk! Wow! Maybe she'll pay for the article in that! Eggplant parmesan can't be too bad - it IS vegetarian so at least the calories would be lower. Now I'm getting a yen for some.

Cold and dreary here this morning. Sarah may come for garden work but the veggie garden is too darn muddy. We will probably work at cutting back my fall raspberries or splitting and moving hostas. PArt of me wants to get all these jobs done but another part wants to just sit and read. The cold/flu thingie seems under control. Long naps and water seem to be the trick.

Have a super Tuesday, Beach Babes.

05-04-2004, 09:26 AM
Marmacita, I'm so glad you had a good time! There's never enough money. :lol:

Jo, take care of your back, sweetie. :grouphug: Have you got some heavy duty drugs? There are some muscle relaxants "down there" that we can't get here. Can't think of the name. Alleave? Neproxin? My DH's boss takes a trip down occasionally and brings back bottles of them for the staff. :D

Ali, you live in Ottawa?! Ruth, didja hear that? We caught another!

Emily, welcome back, and congratulations on your loss! :hat:

Crystal, what a hoot you had on the weekend! Darling, please put the gun down. :lol3:

RNmom, good for you starting weights! I'm feeling SO much stronger and more energetic since I started with my trainer. :yes:

Glad you're feeling better, Ruth! The sun is shining here... I'll send it your way. :grouphug:

DH is taking the day off. He refuses to come to the Y with me for my cardio (thinks he may see a co-worker there :lol3: ), so we may do a tai-bo workout together at home.

05-04-2004, 09:41 AM
Good Morning Everyone!

Checked in earlier, but this darned computer is still giving me woes, so I logged off. It's sunny but chilly here today. I wanted to get some much needed weeding done but it's way too muddy for that after all the rain we had the past 2 days. I think I'll put away the winter clothes and get out the summer ones instead. Maybe clean out closets while I'm at it.

Glad you enjoyed your weekend, Mama. I found that if I cheat a little just once in a while, it doesn't effect my weight. And anyway, Eggplant Parmesan isn't too lethal.

Jo, how did you hurt your back? Remember to bend your knees when lifting, and like Ruth said, use the heating pad. (But only 10 minutes at a time) I hope you start feeling better soon.

I'm glad you are finally over your cold, Ruth. How's Harry doing - still suffering from sore throat? Take good care of him, and give him some chicken broth to sip. That should be soothing for him.

I'd better get started doing something productive here, so see you all later!

05-04-2004, 09:43 AM
Good Morning Ellis, I just missed you!

Sweater Girl
05-04-2004, 09:46 AM
I did not want to get up this morning. I slept in... oopsies!

Anyway, I am having a problem with water retention. I am feeling really bloated. Could by pre-TOM since my cycle is all messed up right now, but I also realized that I am probably having more salt than usual. I should try some substitutes. I have been completely OP though (I have had problems since Sat with the Water Retention)..

Ellis: yup, I live breathe and sleep in Ottawa. I live in Nepean right now and will be moving to Stittsville in a couple of Months (okay it's all Ottawa;)). I work in the East-end, makes for a long commute, but I am learning to snuggle up with a book on the bus. I am also in a typical Ottawa couple... a gov worker with a high tech guy.

Mamacita: that seemed like a good choice! Good luck with the article.

Ruth/Pennywise: howdy!

Anyhoo cheers!


05-04-2004, 09:47 AM
Good morning, Cottage! :wave: I did the clothes switch on the weekend. I'm making a big clothes closet in the basement for all of our coats. Why we each have about 15 assorted coats is beyond me. :rolleyes:

05-04-2004, 09:49 AM
Ali, Stittsville is very nice. :yes: (geez, they have buses out there now?!) You'll have to do dim sum with us some time this summer!

Sweater Girl
05-04-2004, 10:18 AM
Ellis: yup, I love Stittsville, we're moving into an 18 year old raised bungalow and I cannot wait! Yup they have buses, though my pass will be 95$ a month as opposed to 61.75$... I'll eventually start driving to work, but I am saving right now. Always wanted to try Dim Sum.



05-04-2004, 01:27 PM
It's a beautiful day and I've just gotten back from my little jog. I did weights again last night. I'm hoping to really get things moving again. My weight loss has really hit a stall. Phase 1-ing again. Felt a bit yucky yesterday, I'm sure that's why.

Anyhoo, Mamacita, eggplant parmesan sounds like the lesser of most evils. The fibre stuff though, now that sounds like work. I'm not savvy enough to appreciate cashmere and silk. You're my hero. Sounds like you had fun.

Pennywise-sorry about the cold weather. You'd think that once May hits it should be beautiful all the time. I think that anyway. Woke up to snow last Wednesday and just about went back to bed. Try alternating heat and ice to your back. 15 minutes of each every four hours or so. Hope you get feeling better.

Ruth triple X- I say forget the garden and weeding and just read a book. There's nothing better than a good book!

Cottagebythesea-Why would you want to clean out closets? (I'm feeling lazy today)

Ellis- Can you ever have enough coats? Oh, and going to do Tai-Bo???? Ouch, you go girl!

Sweater girl-don't you just love TOM? It's way irritating and it does weird things to the scales.

Anyway I hope you all have a great day.

05-04-2004, 01:53 PM
Speaking of TOM, that feminist/sex shop I was in yesterday had these cute t-shirts. On the front of them was printed, "Red Zone". :lol3: :rofl:

You won't want to hear this, but I'm eating a plate of tiny new potatoes that I picked up in the Market yesterday. With real butter. The butter is running down my chin. Either that or I'm drooling.

05-04-2004, 06:58 PM
you are evil :lol: :lol: :lol: I hope the butter dripped on your freshly laundered shirt.............. :p
(did it taste to die for?)

05-04-2004, 06:58 PM
Hey! Now that's evil...eating potatoes in front of us Phase 1ers...hmph! ;)

05-04-2004, 08:09 PM
(did it taste to die for?)
Oooooooh, baby! DID IT!! :lol:

Laurie, let this be a lesson to you. I am one of the original South Beachers, and I've been off-plan for MONTHS! Don't let this happen to you!! :D

little chick
05-04-2004, 09:03 PM
Hi chickies how is everyone tonight. I did not get in here eariler today just to much to do. I had one OP meal today and the rest was a right off. But DH and I did go for a 1 1/2 hour walk through the woods tonight. We seen a bunny and a hawk.I love wildlife. We are going to try to get in some exercise together 3 or 4 times a week. I think we are going to go for our first bike ride thursday night. It has been raining here all day again today and it is making me shack wacky. Well chickies I am off to the tub to soak my sorry butt, I can feel that walk already. Hope you all have a great night.