South Beach Diet - Sunday & Monday Beach Chat - Sept. 5 & 6

09-05-2004, 08:07 AM
Good morning, chickies. This is the last long weekend of summer and I hope you are sucking the juice out of it. A sunny day is unfolding here.

The Girls were up at 5 and are snoring away again now. Lucy is getting portly and loves having her tummy rubbed. Do dogs get stretch marks? She has less than three weeks before puppy day and seems to be a bit uncomfortable. She did not want her breakfast this morning - maybe because it was store-bought! Food snob! :lol:

I am not stepping onto that scale until Tuesday morning! Dim sum yesterday was delicious! It was so nice to see Mauvais and Ellis IRL. (Yes, I gave Ellis extra hugs from you chickies.) I managed to walk to the restaurant and back and was quite proud of myself. Harry and the Girls survived my day away very well but were happy to see me back home.

We have a combined parish service at ten this morning to welcome our new interim ministers. Ed and Gloria have filled in for holidays and such in the past and we are really pleased they will be back for a bit. There is a welcome back pot luck after the service but I am skipping it. There will be the usual high carb stuff and sickly sweet desserts. I just don't want to eat that kind of stuff anymore and there will probably not be any other options. At the last potluck, I just ate my own bean salad and had to put up with lots of comments. I'll mingle and socialize a bit after the service and then slip out when the chow line forms. I have an eggplant casserole ready for lunch at home.

This afternoon I'll probably do my pre-Gail stint, make some dog food and just hang out. I'm way behind on my chaise loafing and will catch up if it stays sunny.

What's on your plan for today and tomorrow? Have a coffee and chat a while.

09-05-2004, 08:22 AM
I knew this would happen. I just posted this in the Saturday thread, Ruth. :lol:

Hmmm. My microwave just broke down. I suppose that means getting a stainless steel model to match my fridge. Which means it's time for a new stove (got to be stainless steel, too), which means it's time to remodel the entire kitchen. Damn. I was planning on holding off until the spring. Just as well, I suppose. People who haven't been to my house for a year are coming in, looking at the unpainted wall with the holes in it and saying, "Weren't you supposed to renovate this last year?!" :D

Ellis-my DS sleeps all day also, he's 15. I think he only wakes up because his bladder is about to explode.
:lol3: Love it. It's so true. :lol:
Congratulations on the smaller size of clothing! :hat:

Jodi, Dad is amazing. Thank you. :)
Hey, beer today, OP tomorrow, right? :yes: I'm glad you had fun at the derby!

Little Chick, I hope you get that job! :crossed:

Karen, I hope you're enjoying the weekend off with your DH. :) How's the exercise going? ;)

Ruth and Mauvais and I had a hoot yesterday. Mauvais introduced us to bubble tea, something I've been meaning to try for some time now. Ruth and I both instinctively had the urge to stick a couple of the purple tapioca balls up our noses. (we didn't) We DID try sucking them into our straws and shooting them, with disastrous results. :rofl:
What a mess!

09-05-2004, 09:35 AM
You guys make me laugh. :rofl:

Hope everybody is having a great end-of-summer weekend. We've been taking care of niggling chores, fixing a toilet, putting up fixtures etc. but today we're heading into Toronto to Chinatown and Kensington Market.

My dd has been anticipating this trip all summer as she is decorating her room in an oriental theme. I suspect we'll be loaded down with bamboo screens, paper lanterns and figurines by the time we get back. Hope to also have some good food for lunch - figured sticking to Chinese food with veggies would be best. Vietnamese is another option, but all those noodles :rolleyes:

Well, the dog is whining to get out so I'll sign off. Wishing everybody a fun, OP day.

09-05-2004, 09:43 AM
Geez, Heidi! Did you have to mention Chinese! Now I'm craving dim sum and bubble tea again!
I love Kensington market! Enjoy!

09-05-2004, 11:03 AM
Morning, gals!

So far my sister in Florida is fine. Frances has been downgraded to a category 1 hurricane so I don't expect any problems for Tampa but I'll check back later.

My other sister is on South Beach! I talked to her 3 weeks ago (last hurricane) and she decided to start SBD after hearing how well it has done for me. She is almost done with Phase 1 and has lost 11 pounds. She doesn't have much she needs to lose but is having surgery on Tuesday and wanted to be eating healthier since she knew she wouldn't be very active for awhile.

I'm not sure what I'll be doing today but I know I need to plan meals and go to the grocery store. We're going to a cookout at friends tomorrow and I want to bring a 3 or 4 bean salad to go along with the grilled chicken they are making.

09-05-2004, 11:08 AM
Good Morning!!

DD got up with our daughter this morning, so I lounged in tbed for another hour and a half. I am not sure if I actually fell asleep, but it felt good. :)

Ellis I did a run/walk combo yesterday and am super sore. Guess that means I am more out of shape than I realized! I am planning a similar routine today, or maybe an exercise video.

I didn't eat one thing yesterday that wasn't OP. :) I did have an extra glass of wine last night, but at least wine is approved. :lol:

Laundry is on the agenda for the day as well as cleaning. We are having my parents and another couple over for a cookout later. Should be fun.

Have a super day all!

09-05-2004, 11:15 AM
Gooooooooood morning everyone!

So I bought my new scale last night (I like it way better than my old one) but it still doesn't weigh me at 133 like the doctor's office did. I may just have to only weigh myself at the Y (they have the same kind of scale) and then compare it to the scale at home. This one's nice, though. Calculates your body fat % and BMI and everything. Digital, too, so I don't have to say "Honey? Can you come in here and tell me if I'm 138 or 139?" I'm also too young for my eyes to be going out on me.

Decided not to take ANY bp medicine today to let my body fix itself, then start on the lower dosage tomorrow. Still fuzzy when I stand up, so I'm glad I made that decision. I don't FEEL funny, though, just see fuzzies when I stand up.

I get to go BRA SHOPPING today!!! Yayyyy!!!! Kohl's has a Labor Day Sale, so I'm going hog wild! Hopefully all the big ones aren't picked over. Knowing my luck, the only sizes they'll have left will be 38B and 34C or something.

I also said screw Ph1 last night, as I was STARVING when I got home from the store, and had a Flatout calzone. I could see how the pizzas wouldn't be so good, but the calzone was AWESOME. Really filling, too.

Well, I need some breakfast before my stomach eats itself. Everyone have a good day!


09-05-2004, 11:42 AM
Had a great OP Saturday. Actually haven't done too bad all week. I did some serious exercising as well. I "ran" the stadium stairs, I felt like Rocky in the movie. Well, I couldn't walk for a thighs were furious with me.

Worked late last night. I might have been getting triple time, but I earned every stinking dime. I won't go into gory details, but there are days I'm not sure how I'll be normal again.

Ruth, we'll have to have a cyber doggie shower when the canine has her litter. I'll bring the goodies and decorate! :D I don't know about the stretch marks, but she may need to do more situps to get that bikini figure back. :D

Weezle, get feeling better. I'd use your new scale and have that be the correct weight. Sounds like a nice one.

Kiko, enjoy the cookout, laundry and "sleep in". I love the weekends for that.

Barb, glad your Florida family is ok. Watched some of that stuff on CNN last night, yeek. Give me inland mountains anyday. What's your recipe for 3 bean salad?

Heidi, have a blast in Chinatown. Sounds like so much fun! Fixing toilets sounds like fun too. We went to Lowes and Home Depot yesterday to price shelves for our garage. Couldn't decide if we wanted to do it or not. Later decided we did, so dh went back to both places and they were gone at home depot and only two left at lowes. They had tons earlier in the day. This must be the fix it-clean it weekend.

Ellis, you definitely need the stainless steel microwave and other appliances. As far as renovating, you also need to hire everything done and move into a posh hotel while it's being done. Don't ya think? I hate remodeling. I like it when it's done though.

09-05-2004, 12:29 PM
Good morning all...

This looks like the place to hop on in, so that's what I'm going to do!

I do need to post a public apology to my dear husband, who after reading my intro yesterday took great offense that I accused him of giving me "stink eye" over my food choices. He went out and bought a SB friendly dinner of shrimp kabobs and asparagus. What a guy!

Glad to see everyone is having a good day!

Ruth, what kind of dog do you have? I'm a sucker for puppies despite the appearance of the fat cat on my avatar!

Will check in later...


09-05-2004, 12:54 PM
Jennie, my two Girls are Portuguese Water Dogs like the ones in my avatar. Hershey has the red collar and Lucy wears the blue. The same goes for their leashes and towels. Too silly!
Here's a picture of one - a male but same idea.

09-05-2004, 12:54 PM
Plans for the day....

Well this morning has consisted of cuddling with my "snugglebug" (nickname since birth) aka DS. Cable is doing a movie marathon which started last night. So I've had that running.

Got the house up to speed at least on the main and lower level. I still need to do the upper level. Progress, not perfection. I just feel so much better with everything being clean.

Today is the BBQ at my aunts house. Should be fun. So this a.m. I am making the dessert I am taking, and I am hoping to can at least one more batch of rhubarb.

Not much else is going on. Just came by to chat while I muster up some energy to get going for the day.

:) :)

09-05-2004, 01:38 PM
RNMom - I posted the 4 bean one in the recipe section as a reply to the one that was already there. I think I'll try the one I have although it is very similar to the other one.

09-05-2004, 11:37 PM
Hi chickies. I am back (for the millionth time) and raring to go.

Now, while my food choices have been limited this week -- in that I still have no cash to go grocery shopping and I've eaten anything I can get for free (including chips, my weakness) -- I am ready to eat better and get to the gym, since I haven't in SOOOO long.

I also got my eBay auctions up there (located here ( if you are interested) so in a few days I should get some income before payday in the 17th. I never knew how much I could miss fresh veggies!

Tomorrow -- eggs and frozen veggies for breakfast, then the gym, and free laundry at my friend's house, before cleaning my own. We had a great time at my friend's house by the Potomac and I spent yesterday on their boat tubing (can we say sore?). I got in earlier today, but slept as opposed to going to the gym. I am sick of being a lazy @ss so tomorrow I am getting back in gear!

Happy Labor Day to all my fellow Americans! And happy Monday to all the rest :)

09-06-2004, 08:00 AM
Good Monday Morning and Happy Labour Day to everyone on both sides of the border. Canada and the USA both celebrate Labour Day. Does anyone else?

As usual, the Preggie Girls woke me before five this morning, they go out for a pee, eat their breakfast and then curl up on the couch and go back to sleep. By then I'm coffeed and starting to crank up my day.

Can I confess something? I skipped Church and the potluck yesterday and went shopping - for clothes! There's a very upscale shop in a neaby village that I've been dying to check out so I went for it! I think shopping was better for my soul than Church would have been. After buying a blouse, jacket and pants and a corduroy "Big Shirt", I was able to resist the urge to go to the Cafe for coffee and a cinnamon bun. Nothing like clothes for inspiration.

Gail comes this morning and I will do some sewing (mending!) while she is here. This afternoon I am going to an art show and recital in the next village. I also need to tromp through a graveyard there to do a bit more research for next Sunday's Mill presentation. This is #3 of the series of four and is the last one I'm working on - I think!

What's on your plate for today?

09-06-2004, 09:17 AM
I went shopping yesterday for clothes too. I got another pair of size 14 pants at Kohl's and started trying on bras. I'm now a 38C!! Just last March I was wearing a 42DDD. What a difference! I'm glad I didn't buy too many 40D's when I went shopping a month or so ago because they are too big.

I had great plans for a walk this morning but it is pouring rain. The gym isn't opening until 8 today so I'll have to go later. We are visiting friends for lunch today. I'm bringing my 4 bean salad, fat free hot dogs, and whole wheat hot dog buns. She decided not to grill chicken when she saw the price.

We might even get some swimming if the weather clears up.

09-06-2004, 09:20 AM
Well Hurricane Frances refuses to leave us alone and I'm trying to keep the nerve thing under control. I stayed OP yesterday and so far today, but the winds are much worse for us today than yesterday and the rain is coming in sideways. It's high tide now so the flooding is starting to get bad. So, I'm at the computer pretending it's almost gone. My weigh-in is tomorrow and I want every ounce I've worked so hard to get.


09-06-2004, 09:24 AM
Oh, Chris, please stay safe. Those storms have been so devastating for you folks. Please keep checking in so we know you are safe.

09-06-2004, 10:39 AM
Good morning, Chickies~~ :coffee:

Just sitting here, chatting with my online buddies. Didn't sleep wonderfully well. Was up by 5:30 and went downstairs to check on the status of Frances. We're starting to get wind and tomorrow and Wednesday expecting as much as 6" of rain and strong winds from the feeder bands.

Hopefully it won't knock power out. Getting ready for work in pitch black darkness is a drag! :lol:

Dietwise, I'm at the point where I'm ready to talk to the doctor about serious measures. Despite being OP more days in August than off, I did not lose a single ounce. My knees are starting to hurt, my back hurts and this makes exercise very uncomfortable. :(

Don't know what those serious measures will be, but I do not want to end up weighing 250 pounds and wind up needing a gastric bypass!

So, looks like more bloodwork in my future. :(

Ruth, you crack me up...playing hooky from church to go shopping! :rofl:

RN, hope your legs forgive you soon. I made that mistake last year...hiked DOWN to a waterfall, completely forgetting that I had to hike back UP to the car! :eek:

Jenni... :lol: on the Stink Eye...glad he forgave you.

Well, gotta fly here...will try to pop back in later.


a broad abroad
09-06-2004, 11:08 AM
Someone finally noticed!!
I started my new WOE/WOL in May and have been eating healthy and exercising ever since. Last week I finally reached the first 10% milestone - 17 pounds lost. None of the people I see every day or frequently have said anything (including DH _ haha) so I didn't think it was very noticable, even tho I am down a size or two (depending on the brand.)

Anyway, over the weekend DH and I went out of town and visited with some good friends that we haven't seen since June. Both of the wives asked, separately, if I had lost weight, so I guess it's noticable after all.

Also, I had the opportunity to get two new T-shirts, one free and the other a bargain, so I chose MEDIUM in size. Its been a long time since I purposely got a M. t-shirt and it felt GREAT.

Oh yeah, one more thing. While we were at their house I used their bathroom scale (couldn't resist) and it showed 5 pounds less than my home one. :smug: With all the people here talking about new scales I'm almost inclined to get a new one!!

09-06-2004, 11:28 AM
Yay for all you littler people!!!

I am going to get my laundry together, and head out to the gym, then my friend's place. I don't want to take too much as she only has one washer and dryer, and I don't want to be there forever - sounds exciting, no???


09-06-2004, 11:34 AM
Good Morning!

We slept in today- until 9:00. :coffee: DD never sleeps that late, but we went to a Dance Festival last night and didn't get home until after midnight.

Ruth Good for you for taking your own food to lunch today. Sounds like your shopping was exciting!

Laundry is STILL on my agenda for the day. I have two overflowing baskets of clean stuff, it needs folded and put away. This evening over to a friend's for dinner- her DD and mine go to the same preschool and it is her birthday today. I missed the rain this morning, but it looks wet and gloomy outside. A perfect day to be a lazy bum! :lol:

09-06-2004, 12:32 PM
I'm avoiding going out to the garage to clean it with my dh. It is Labor day but that doesn't mean "I" need to be laboring does it? :?:

I have a 3 page paper due for my class tomorrow. What am I doing going to school at my age for? :?: :?: :?: I'm actually paying tuition for this kind of stress. Anyway....

Glad it's Monday and glad everyone is home today. It's kind of fun having a day to relax and have no obligations.

Hope you all have a great day.

Ruth, has the canine had an ultrasound??????????? :lol: Skipping church sounds like it was a religious experience for you. Way to go!

Mama, hope you feel better. When was the last time you had a checkup. Seems that the scales should be moving.

Kiko and Jenne, have fun doing laundry. (yuk, I'd rather have a root canal)

Hey abroad, congrats on someone noticing! That gives you motivation doesn't it?

Chris, don't get wet! Are they telling you that you may have to evacuate? Thinking of you!

Barb, congrats on the new flatter you!

Well, off to get this paper written. Have a great OP day!

09-06-2004, 12:47 PM
Hope everyone's Labor Day is fabulous! It's cloudy here, but that's alright. I have NOTHING to do but go to Zales today and show Terry a ring I want for Christmas, and make him try on (gasp) wedding bands. Terry LOATHES any type of jewelry. Won't even wear the watch I got him 2 years ago for Christmas. I asked him if he's actually going to WEAR his wedding band, and he said "I have to, don't I?" I guess he thinks it's The Law once you're married that you have to wear it, so I won't mention to him that some men just decide they aren't going to wear theirs.

I helped my friend Molly with her guitar (well, not hers but her friend Jay's brother's guitar) last night. She wants to learn how to play, and so Jay "tuned" the guitar for her, but she was complaining that it didn't sound right. I re-tuned it for her and showed her how to play a little. My fingers are KILLING me. I haven't even picked up my guitar in over a year, so my babybutt-soft fingertips weren't ready to press down the strings.

That's all I know. Hope everyone has a great day!

09-06-2004, 08:08 PM
For the second time I will try to respond, I was in the middle of saying I think the worst is over, when the power went off. The storm is out of here now, only the mess to clean up tomorrow. We did not have to evacuate, we're not in the flood zone. But many homes are flooded in our area. My neigborhood was spared, just messy.And I can burn some calories cleaning it up... Get it nice and pretty for Ivan (groan) next weekend.

09-06-2004, 09:30 PM
Hey all,

Well I was going to post that I was officially engaged, but then DBF decided to do the right thing and go ask my parents. He's old school. So, it's still not official. The man took it back! It was just last nights pipe dream while we were both drunk from the bbq (I waited till we got home to have a drink). We are still planning on getting married October 2005 though. At least now I have a really good reason to stay OP! I refuse to go down the aisle looking portly. Last night seemed to give me a reality check.

I was fine at the BBQ yesterday, my aunts actually brought all OP foods. Except for the dessert and that my friends is where I got into trouble. So today I have not put one thing in my mouth that is off plan.

Today has been spent getting ready for school tommorow, canning and cleaning house.
I'm tired, but I have also not had the opportunity to dwell on food, which is good.

Chris: I am so glad that the storm passed you by. Stay safe!

RNMom: I would not volunteer to clean out the garage either! dbf chose to this weekend, I just stayed out of his way with the exception of bringing him food and drink.

Ruth: What a great motivator! I get to go shopping soon, I need new winter clothes. It gets super cold on those buses!

Mama: I hope you feel better soon and can figure out what the problem is, how frustrating!

Well, I just got off the phone with work, more route problems and I found out that I did not get the special needs kindergarten route I had hoped for. Oh well. :( I'm still hoping I get a regular kindergarten route though . Or at least substitute for the sickies! :lol: I also lost 2 of my students off of my route to another driver. Then they tried to fix it by giving me a part time shuttle before my afternoon route to offset my lack of time. I'm sure everything will get straightened out and be fine time wise, but I am finding all of this out the night before school starts:?: I can understand to a point, but it just is frustrating!

Well, the kiddos are starting to grumble about not being fed. LOL. DD told me her tummy is "angry" cause she has not fed it yet. LOL. So I must get going!


09-06-2004, 10:06 PM
Wouldn't you know it? The gym was CLOSED!!!!