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09-16-2004, 07:45 AM
Good morning, Chicks~~:coffee:

Hope all you gulf coast chicks have your waders on and your oars handy. :eek:

Not a whole lot going on here. Just waiting for the remnants to Ivan to come whipping around to slap us in the face.

Got to go get my shower out of the way...but I'll try to pop back in before I trot off to work.

If I miss any of you, have a wonderful day on the Beach! :)


09-16-2004, 08:46 AM
This is possibly the tackiest thing I've every done (maybe), but I'm cutting and pasting my post from last night. Humble apologies, but it probably took me at least 15 minutes to read and write, and maybe no one read it. :lol3:

Jennie, I LOVE the crib set you've chosen! It's so pretty! :yes:

Mamacita, Happy Birthday to your baby! I wonder when they stop being "babies"? My eight year old still looks like a baby to me (sort of), and I'm affronted when people tell me he's growing.

Ruth, a Newfie! I may come out and join you some Sunday!! Hugs for you and Harry and the girls. :grouphug: I know you're missing sweet Lucy.

Jodi, you don't have to apologise for whinging... we all do it at some time! I'm so glad you're doing well, girl!! :hat:

Lauren, enjoy your holidays, hon! Happy Happy Rosh Hashana and Yom Kipper!

Weezle, we know more about your bowels than anything else about you. :lol:

Skherb, congratulations on getting a walk in!! :hat: I hope the rain has stopped.

Barb, I hope you got out there and exercised today! :drill:

Bamiegirl, I LOVE sausage rolls! Mom makes the most fantastic pastry...
She and Dad have been travelling every winter for the past 12 years or so, and last year was the first year in AGES that they were home for my birthday. Mom made me a big plate of them. I did share some. A few.

Peggy, I'm with you, girl. I am SO with you. Yesterday I made (early in the day) crepes for dinner. I ended up eating all eleven of them (with cream cheese and smoked oyster filling), and having to make something else for dinner. :rolleyes:
Do you think we can possibly pull ourselves together for today?

Kvixen, I'm glad you're back on track! Keep it up!! :hat:

Jess, I love Bridget Jones, too! I can't even imagine what's going to happen in the new movie!

Laurie, don't get discouraged... ... you're building muscle!! It's heavy stuff, darlin'! :grouphug:

RNMom, you're a sweetheart. And you haven't even got your bracelet yet! (what happened to those things, anyhow!)
Wow, you're in a canning frenzy! I used to love doing that! I did a ton of it for several years, but then became incredibly lazy. I was just having some Pear-Lemon Marmalade this afternoon (no, it's not OP), and thinking it would be nice to make some. It's a small jar, and it cost 12 bucks! It might really impress people at Christmas time. I'm determined to make my gifts this year...

Oh, LaurieX, I am so very sorry... :( What a load of burdens you're bearing right now. You're very wise to get some help.
Why don't you just do Phase II for now? Even Phase III would be healthy, and it would be easier for you at this time.
My DH and I will be saying lots of prayers for you and your family... love and hugs... :grouphug:

Little Chick, as usual you sound beautiful and completely organized. I want to be YOU!! :D

Sarah, I'm so glad the singing went well! I'll bet they loved you!

Kim... pre-teen underwear. shudder. You WILL get over it. My daughter now looks through my underwear drawer when she's short. :lol:

Hi, Yaya! Glad you're doing well!!

Essie, congratulations on the weight loss!

Jen, your company sounds cool! I hope it's a great success!

Me? I made the mistake of joining the South Beach Online site the other day. Realized it was a waste of time, and I've just cancelled it. I can't believe how little you get there! Everything you need is RIGHT HERE! (and it's free!) Anyhow, I thought it might give me a boost, but it didn't.

Otherwise, I am doing very well. My Mother is driving me RIGHT UP THE WALL, but I'm starting to get a grip on myself.
Ruth, if you "take her out", remember... I can't afford to pay you. (well, if it's clean and doesn't point to me in any way, I could slip you a twenty)
I was thinking how nice it would have been if I could have watched the hockey game last night with Dad.

Right now I am doing something TOTALLY weird and unlike me. I'm filling out contest entries online. Between yesterday and today, I've filled out about 100. I figure I'm good to win at least an even dozen. If I win something I don't like (a spa for two in the mountains?), I'll toss it, and you can all scramble.

Sending lots of prayers to those in the way of danger. Stay safe... :grouphug:

09-16-2004, 08:59 AM
Good morning, Ellis~~

You're right, I didn't get in to read your post from last night. So, I'm glad you posted it this morning. I don't think our children ever stop being our "babies". My 24 yo DD who just flew back in the nest, will call me on her way home from work to ask "what's for dinner, mom?" and when she gets home she feels a need to tell me all about her day. Makes me feel wanted, but... :rolleyes:

Well, I need to get out there and brave the wind and rain...if you look on the weather map, you'll see that Atlanta is getting the outer wind and rain bands right now. Such fun. :( Hopefully the lights won't go out in GA tonight and if they do, Hopefully GA Power will get them back on again with a quickness. I have freezer full of meat, fish and chicken that I can't possibly eat all at once! :eek:



09-16-2004, 09:18 AM
Good Morning all!!

Do you all get that feeling even when you went to bed early that you still are soo tired the next day you can barely get out of bed. That is me to a TT. Lastnight was a very crazynight. The storm the night before caused a lightning bolt to hit a friend of mines house. They all got out ok,even her pets but it looks like the house is a total loss. Her poor littl girls just do not know which end is up. So I was working with a group of friends and neigbors lastnight to put together groups in different areas to help. Everyone has been so nice and seem to be very generous. Which is refreshing to see. But i cannot get that image out of my head. So lastnight I stress ate. I did have everything that was part of the plan just WAY too much of it and in that small a period. Oh well back to it today. I am going to go for a little walk after I take DD1 to school. Even if it is just around the block a few times. Then its off to clean my bathroom and vaccume the girls rooms and put their clothes away. Then maybe i can rest up a little while DD2 is sleeping.

Ellis- Don't let her drive you up the wall!! Go for a walk if you can and get a little distance. I know how that ccan be. Goodluck!

Mama- Please!! Be careful out there!! That storm looks so terrible.

Everyoneelse in the eye of the storm please be careful. And my thought and pryers are with you all.:grouphug:

Will check in later this am Have to go to School now.

09-16-2004, 09:30 AM
morning chickies!!

ellis you crack me up, i totally understand though why waste such a wonderful post!! and seriously i was a total WHINER no winner the last few months and i thank you all for putting up with me!!! i'm sure it won't be the last time i whine but i'm gonna give you all a little reprieve. the crepes sound heavenly and so totally what i would do (eat them all up) come on pick yourself up and start fresh today!!!

mama how nice your dd is so close with you, i bet it makes you feel good. batton down your hatches today and good luck!!

me?? well i woke up with a terrible sore throat (was i just telling you all earlier this week i was the ONLY one in my house that wasn't sick?) and little ds is here at work with me for the day.(he has a cold). hopefully the day will fly by!!! (wishful thinking). the good new is i got on the scale today and i am down again this week. my wonderful scale that i thought until recently was broken finally started moving again this morning i was at 234!!!! this is a new low for me. i am going to resist changing my sig until my official weigh in on saturday i'm gonna measure then also and update the phatty thread. i am very excited about a new number FINALLY!!!

well enough about me how are all of you doing??

09-16-2004, 09:35 AM
Hmmm...yes, I did read it and sure don't blame you for just pasting it, Ellis! Not tacky! I admire your ability to comment to everyone's post. I just don't have time to do it myself, I'm afraid, although I do read absolutely everything!

Mamacita, batten down the hatches! It looks like a doozy!

Skherb, I hope you manage to stay awake today and get a good sleep tonight.

Jodi, whining is OK. When we've had enough, we'll either tell you or ignore you. Congrats on the new scale number!

Hersh did one gentle woof at five this morning so we didn't get going until 6. I just didn't feel like checking in until now. I seem to spend too darn much time on the PC and am trying to cut back my addiction. I think I need to do the timer trick - 15 minutes on, do a task for 15, etc.

Well, our interview with our prospective rector went well. She is 53, married with a retired husband, three grown kids living near Toronto and a true Newfoundlander to the core. She claims she has saltwater in her veins and is not sure how she will like living "away". We liked her and are now waiting to see if she likes us. Then we negotiate salary. The Rectory is a gorgeous brick house built around 1900 but she is not sure she wants to live there. Bats, damp basement, not much property PLUS it is in an absolute mess. I cannot believe that Mike and Pixie left it like that! At any rate, she (Karen) can chose to live elsewhere. We shall see. I will be damned glad to get this settled as I've done this process six times in the past 20 years.

Today is my afternoon "off" and I have a huge shopping list! Jane comes 11 to 4 and then I have rehearsal at 7. This will be the first real rehearsal and should be very interesting. I still can't remember the real name of the guy who plays Barney! How the heck will I remember lines!

Southern Chickies, be as safe as possible during the storm and check in as soon as you can. We worry. :grouphug:

09-16-2004, 10:07 AM
Boy is it muggy here today! My glasses even fogged up when I came out of Curves. I'm sitting here now with a tall glass of iced coffee and all the windows open, even though it looks like rain.
I hope all you Southern gals are staying safe and not being hit too hard with all these storms. I can imagine how scary it must be.
I have a very easy day planned for today. I'll be home most of this morning, so I want to finish reading my book, then this afternoon I'll be babysitting til sometime this evening. Jake will be happy - I'm defrosting a steak for his supper, and I"m letting him have some macaroni & cheese, which he loves. This will be only the 2nd time he's had it since we've been on SBD. I'm baking some chicken breasts now, so I'll have one in my salad for lunch, and eat the other with some veggies tonight when I get home. Has anyone tried the new CarbBenefit ice cream by Edy's? Oh boy, is it ever GOOD! I'm being extrememely good about only having 1/2 cup, which is outstanding for me. I just adore ice cream!

Jennie: I'm so happy about you and your baby! I love the name Kylie, and the decorating theme you selected is just adorable. My new granddaughter is due to arrive about 2 weeks after yours, and I need to start making plans for a baby shower. It's been 14 years between pregnancy's for my DD, so I think she deserves another baby shower. She needs everything!

jodi: You're doing great staying OP! You are really motivated this time, good for you!

Ellis: How are you? Are you taking good care of yourself? It's good to see you keeping your sense of humor!

Good morning Mama and skherb and all you others to come, and have a great day!

09-16-2004, 10:22 AM
Hi, chicks! :grouphug:

I'm going to post now and try to keep it short as I have a huge pile of work. I just heard from DH that his last grandfather passed on. His paternal grandfather passed away from cancer earlier this year, and his maternal grandfather, who has had pulminary fibrosis for a year and a half, finally succumbed to the illness last night. We'll probably be traveling out there soon for the funeral, and if I know DH, he'll want to leave tomorrow, so...I better get cracking at work and try to get as much done as possible before we leave. If you can say a prayer for DH and his family, that would be much appreciated. His grandpa lived only a couple blocks away from most of his kids, and they were all very close, so this will be incredibly hard, though they knew it was coming. :cry: I'm going to miss him, but I hurt even more for DH and his family.

Mama, you stay safe and get those waders on! :grouphug: Sending vibes for your freezer!

Ellis, thanks for the encouragement, and I don't think posting your replies here is tacky, just helpful, so we don't have to go back and forth. :yes: (plus, you know I love you! :grouphug: ) Oooh, good luck with the contest entries! My maternal grandmother made a side business of entering tons of contests. She won many times! You never know! I would take a visit to a spa in Antartica! anything to get me away from work... I take it Mom didn't behave well yesterday? Rrrr! Sic her, Ruth! :devil:

SKHerb, so sorry about your friends. So glad they are okay...and from one who survived the disaster of a house and contents (earthquake) does get better. New memories are made and kept, and you treasure the little things that survive. :grouphug: to you and them.

Jodi, whining is fine...but it is lovely to hear you so upbeat and positive! :grouphug: CONGRATULATIONS on the further loss and all new-low...I bet you'll blaze past it in no time! ONEderland, here you come!!! :D :hat:

Ruth, the newfie sounds great...I love newfies! :love: Sad about the rectory, though! I take it Lucy went into labor? Yippee for her and we have puppies yet? (I obviously need to read the back threads). Enjoy your afternoon off and I know those lines will pop out just when you need them!

Scale's not moving much, but I'm still riding high on wearing brand new 18/20 pants and twin set yesterday, and size 20W (I say the W is for wide, my friend Caty says it's for Women's...) pants (from Salvation army!) today. I went shopping a couple weeks ago and found a ton on sale at Fashion Bug (thanks, Sarah!) and no tax on them...then found that the Salvation Army has started a small Plus size section. Lots of pants! :dance:

Honestly, chicks, this WOE makes me feel so very good! :D Just had to share.

Have a great day, gals...and please stay safe! :grouphug:

09-16-2004, 10:24 AM
Cottage, we posted at the same time! Your day sounds lovely! :cloud9: Enjoy it! BTW, congrats on your great success and loss...I noticed it in another thread recently. Good for you!!! :D

09-16-2004, 10:37 AM
Quick update: Lucy is not even near to going into labour as she's due on the 24th or 25th. Morna and I decided to move her to Morna's house so she could get used to living there, know where "her" room is, socialize with the other five dogs and just generally relax and fit in before the event. Hersh is due October 9th or so but won't need to go there as early as she is very familiar with Morna's house and dogs and could give whelping lessons! She's a pro at this puppy business.

09-16-2004, 10:45 AM
Good Morning, gals! Yes, Ellis, I did manage to get to the gym yesterday. I did 35 minutes on the elliptical first and then did the bike and weights. It felt so good afterwards. I get moody when I go too long without exercising. It's bad enough Brian was moody last night. He was just dragging on getting his homework done and then was upset that he didn't have time to play with his friend. This morning he was in a wonderful mood. He was making up words for cub scout songs with the tune of a Christmas carol. I have to teach our den three songs and then we sing one in from of the pack for a couple of electives. This will be a fun one!

Beachgal - I wished you lived closer. I have some size 18 and 20 pants that are too big for me. Sorry to hear about DH's grandfather. My last grandparent died when I was about 15 so I find it hard to remember that not everybody has kids as old as my family did (grandma was 77 when I was born).

Skherb - I know what you mean about the lightening. My friend's that live in The Colony have had three neighbors who have had their houses struck by lightening in the last year. Some of these storms are scary.

Now that Ivan spared Tampa, I have to worry about my aunt in Mobile. She is about 87 years old and in poor health. I hope she comes through this okay. Everyone in the path of the storm has my prayers.

09-16-2004, 10:46 AM
Morning everybody!

I'm up early even though it's my day off! Watched a movie last night (The Ladykillers with Tom Hanks....wasn't too impressed) and crashed afterwards. Now, I'm up at the crack of dawn with no place to go!

Lost 6oz between yesterday and today. Whoopideedoo. Terry brought home a DQ Blizzard and I darn near stole the "Family Jewels" over it. I was soooo mad. I want ice cream. :( I had a fudgesicle, but it just wasn't the same.

Was very tempted to have a flatout bread last night, but I didn't....I'm sticking to my Ph1 in order to lose some weight and so I don't need a flatout bread (even though one of those calzones sounds REALLLLLLY good.)

Pray for me today. I'm home alone with off plan food in the house. I need strength.

Have a good day everyone!

little chick
09-16-2004, 11:10 AM
Morning chicks.... not much going on in my world today have 3 wee ones again this morning. One is going home after lunch. So it is quiet again today. I do have my housework complete and need to get supper thought about as dh and I are going to the Thunderbirds concert in Fredericton tonight and my sweet mother is coming to stay with the kids. I have been so off program that it is not funny. You chicks are going to kick me out of here soon if I don't smarten up. I am thinking about going back to TOPS just so that I can have a weigh in once a week maybe that would help. But is that cheating on you guys and am I allowed to still post here.( I would still be following the beach).

Weezle- stay strong girl. Don't you just hate it when men do stupid things like that.

Mornign Barb- hope you Aunt will be ok. I will keep her my thoughts and prayers. These hurricanes are just terrible. Good job on the exercising. Have fun singing at cubs.

Ruth- good luck at rehearsals tonight. I can't say as I blame the Minister for not wanting to live in a house with BATS.... (they scare me to death.) Have a great day.

Beach- A big hug for your dh and his family.... I was so terribly sad when I lost my grandparents. Take care of your dh is this sad time. Congrats on the smaller size.

Cottage- Send some of that heat down this way.The sun is struggling to come out here but it is very chilly. So much for an Indian summer. You must be excited to have a new grand baby coming soon, have fun planning the shower. I like the low carb icecream it is very good. I don't buy it much as everyone in the house seems to like it as well and I can't seem to stay at only 1/2 cup. But good for you.

Just jodi- You go girl. Congrats for staying OP. Keep up the good work.

skherb- so sorry to hear about your friends home. Thank goodness they are all right. And good for you getting back on track today. Keep up the good work.

Mama- I hope you don't lose power. Take care in the stormy weather. I understand what you mean about your kids talking your ear off, but be thankful I have friends that have children that won't tell them anything. It is nice that your daughter and you are close.

Ellis- I read your post last night and it is just as good rereading it this morning. :lol: I love the fact that you think that I am so organized but if you could see me now sitting here in my jammies and playing on the puter neglecting everything. I don't even know what I am wearing tonight :dizzy: Have a great day.

A big HELLO to the rest of you chicks yet to come.

09-16-2004, 11:18 AM
Weezle - You can stay away from the off plan foods. You know you can. And if you feel like you are weakening, go out and take a walk. Get out of the house and away from the foods.

Little Chick - We wouldn't kick you out. Everyone is welcome no matter how well they are doing. I don't see why you couldn't combine TOPS with eating beach food.

09-16-2004, 11:22 AM
Morning everyone!! Seems as though there is rain everywhere today, but I thank my lucky stars and hurricanes are not something we see in Michigan.

Mama - hope the storms are small and you don't lose power, we could all come to visit and eat your food though? :idea:

Ellis - I will arm wrestle anyone for a spa weekend. So enter away!!

skherb - my heart breaks for your friend, I can't imagine losing everything in an instant like that...thank goodness the family and pets were all safe

jodi - :bravo: on the scale!! keep up the good work!!

ruth - enjoy your busy day, goodness you have energy my dear!!

cottage - I must get out of P1 but I think that ice cream might need to enter my house.

Laurie - I am so sorry to hear about your family's loss. Its never easy, even when expected. :hug:

Barb - Send some of your exercise high my way, maybe that will get my butt moving. Good for you!!

weezle - Sending you all the strength vibes I can muster. Mondays and Tuesdays are actually my worst days cause I am home all day with the kids. It took everything in my power not to eat the cheesy broccoli pasta I made for the kids on Monday. Everything in my power. Just get online and post when you want to cheat, we'll stop you.

littlechick - TOPS? What is that? My motto is whatever works for you!!

Only on d3 of P1 and the scale this am (yes, I know I am weighing in too much) read that I had already gone back down to where I started the month. I suspected I was retaining a lot of water as I knew I had not eaten THAT poorly. So 12 more days to go.

Off to a meeting, I got nothing done at work yesterday. Better go redeem myself.

09-16-2004, 11:56 AM
Morning Ladies. Finally a morning with little stress! :)

Weezle - I know just how you feel. Bry and I work together as well as live, sleep, eat, and just about everything else except go to the bathroom together! ;) Anyway, he gets frustrated when he wants to go to places like Long John Silvers and Old Country Buffet and I want to go to Subway and Applebees! Yesterday I gave in and went "wherever he wanted". He choose Old Country and was bad. I ate a salad, a cup of soup, and some broiled fish. He had everything else there as it was all "deep fried in a 5 gallon bucket of lard, coated in sugar, and then rolled in some more oil just for flavor" (his words, not mine). I did well, but it took strength. It's tough eating OP with a man who should be a fatty, but never gains a pound. I feel ya girl, have strength. :dizzy:

Little Chick- Do what it takes for you to get OP. As you're a veteran (at least since I've been here), you're always welcome. I doubt anyone will say any different.

Beachgal - Laurie I'm so sorry about DH's Grandfather! :( I'll pray for both of you, but especially you to have the strength to help him through this time. Good luck chica. BTW, so glad you found good stuff at the Bug! :) Oh and if you and DH ever get down to Corning/Painted Post area, check out Peaches'n'Cream. They've got a No Sugar Added/Fat Free Soft Frozen Yogurt in Pumpkin spice. It's AWESOME! :D

To the rest of you gals I missed, good morning! I don't have Ellis's talent of writing to all, but I do have Ruth's of reading all!

Me -

Well, we're having quite the episode here at Grizzly Mountain. First a little background: back in February Bry left for the Army and we needed to hire to replace him(impossible ;) ). A guy walked in and told my father straight up that he had been in prison for DWI. LONG STORY, but the guy was harmless as far as we could see and turned out to be a great and valuable employee. As a family run business we treat most of our employees as family. He broke his leg in an accident and had surgery. While out of work he took off with his girlfriend to Florida. Apparently the cops were looking to talk with him about some children he had and did not tell us about.

Lovely, really. :devil:

Anyway, yesterday my dad calls here (we have 2 locations, parents run one, Bry and I the other) and we have a conference. Apparently, the girl I hired in June has a criminal record as well for forgery. She was in prison for 8 months. WHAT A MESS! :dizzy: She didn't tell us about this, but we're not firing her. We'll take necessary precautions and keep an eye out, but again, she's a valuable and very good employee.

GRRR! So anyway, you might as well call Grizzly Mountain the big house of ex-cons!

What a life I lead, eh? :dizzy: :lol:

Have fun on the Beach girls! :D

09-16-2004, 12:00 PM
Morning Chicks,

Got the kids off to school and had a nice, chatty coffee with other 5th grade moms. We have a standing date at Starbucks on Thursday right after we get the kids to school. Got a couple minutes before my day takes off again so thought I'd check in.

By the time I've caught up on all the posts, I'm always out of time to answer everyone :lol:

Thinking of chicks dealing with Ivan (and recovering from Frances/Charlie). Stay dry and safe.

Had an OP day yesterday and with any luck should today too. I need to start planning my meals in advance so that mealtime/hunger don't sneak up on me. Now that fall is here, I need to take care of my yard and get it ready for fall, etc. I have terrible allergies in the spring and summer is just too hot :)

Gotta go pay bills and all that fun stuff - save me a chair on the beach!

sweet tooth
09-16-2004, 01:05 PM
Good morning.. Hope everyone is doing well this morning and staying OP. I started back on phase 1 yesterday to take of some of the extra pounds that I have gained this week and so far. I have lost 1 pound. Hoping to lose the second pound by tomorrow or Sat., then move forward with the rest of my weight loss.

Mama - Take care during the storm. Hoping everyone is safe. Now that your have had your shower, did you read LC's message on the right way to shower? How did it go? :lol:

ellis - Can sooooo empathize with the mother...mine is often a real pain. But, she is 84 this year and too old to say anything to. We just smile and tolerate her shenanigans. What else can you do?

skherb - Sorry to hear about your friend's house. But the main thing is that everyone is safe. Things can be replaced, however, it is still hard to lose the memories. Is there a Salvation Army, or similar agency in your area? Her, when things like that happen, they are more than willing wo open up their thrift stores to supply clothing, basic furniture to help families out. Check the agencies and see if something can be done at that level.

Jodi - Just what you need at this time of year - a sore throat. Hope you get over quickly and don't spend the weekend in bed.

Ruth - After reading your post, I think it's nap time. ;) You are one busy , busy lady. Have a great day.

cottage - You are doing so well staying OP. How is the weigh loss going?

Laurie - So good to hear that you clothing size it dropping. WTG, girl. I, too shop at the Salvation Army. I went to get my nails done last night and everyone was 'gaga' over the outfit that I wore. Yup, it was a Salvation Army special and I paid almost nothing for it. I love those second hand stores. They save me soooo much money in clothing.

Barb - Great work on the exercise. I still try to get mine in everyday, but I don't much enjoy it. I do power walking and use the Kathy Smith workouts for that, so at least it is structured. I converted my CDs to mp3 files last night and loaded them on my mp3 player. I got a RCA Lyra with 128 K (??) internal memory. I am using it for my walk today, so will have a better idea whether I like it or not.

Weezle - You can do this phase 1. Go to the fridge right now and put the SBD treats and snacks at the front. Then, when you want a snack grab something from the good areas of the fridge. You can get through determined.

smilin' - Don't worry about using the scale too often. I think that how often you weigh yourself is something personal and can either motivate weight loss, or hinder it. You need to decide what is best for you and follow that plan. For me, I weigh every time I pass the scale. I find that, when I do that, I am more disciplined with my eating program (a reminder), and can react quickly to the WOE if something goes wrong. This week would have been truly a failure if I had not been weighing myself...I gained 2 pounds in the first few days after my official weigh-in. Yet, if I had waited until Friday to check the weight situation, I could have been in worse shape than I am. Since I discovered early that I was gaining, I have adjusted my WOE and will lose those extra pounds before my next weigh-in. Sooo my advice is to find out what is best for you and follow that program.

Me - I didn't do very much last night - had a nail appointment, so spent my time being pampered. I really love that. Then I went home and converted all my workout CDs to mp3 files and loaded them on my new mp3 player. I was finally finished that about 11:00 and fell into bed. The poor puppy kept checking to see when it would be time to go to bed...she sat watching for the longest timewith her head drooping. Poor little spoiled brat - just can't get enough attention. She's just not happy until everything is in its place at night.

Gotta go's now coffee time and can't miss that. :lol:

Take care and be safe.

09-16-2004, 03:01 PM
Ellis, thank you for your kind words regarding my dad on another post. We were very frightened but everything is going really well right now. I am sorry for your loss, :grouphug: I had access to a computer when at the hospital and checked in a couple of times so I read your post about your dad passing. Now to deal with your mom. :yikes: I know my mom knows exactly how and where to push my buttons, don't they all.

Prayers to all the people who live in the way of Ivan. :grouphug:

I too would love to respond to everyone but if I don't take notes I don't remember who said what. :stars: Maybe that will get better with getting to know everyone. I remember that Ruth has puppies :) on the way and that Weezle has problems with her ...well you know. :^:

A little about me, I own and operate a small Italian restaurant, :eating2: :jeno: rescue cats (currently have 10) and have a dh of 37 years, 2 sons, 5 grandkids, used to be a legal assistant until we opened the restaurant. My dh is retired and we hope to do some traveling once we sell the restaurant although traveling always depends on the cat population here. I just restarted Phase I this morning after stress eating for the past week. I am still at a 21.5 lb loss :bravo: so didn't do too bad but want to feel better and that takes eating properly. Still need to lose around 100 lbs. :eek:

Off to restock the cupboards and fridge so I have plenty of good foods here. :cp:

Little Chick, I would think TOPS and SBD would be fine together since TOPS doesn't actually recommend a program for losing just offers the support we all need. :cp: I even thought about rejoining here to weigh in once a week and be accountable to someone face to face. Although from what I have seen there are plenty of people who hold us accountable here and willing to yell FRANKENFOOD when we stray. :lol:

Whoever it was that posted about your friends losing their home, they are in my prayers to. Okay, off to work. :wave:

09-16-2004, 03:52 PM
I just have a minute before I finish Scan Disking my freakin' hard drive. It's been on all morning, and it's only half-way done. :rolleyes: Gee... I wonder how long the darned defragmenting will take.
Quicky... Laurie... sending lots of prayers and hugs to you and your DH. I'm so sorry about DH's grandfather. :(

And I just want to say, that if you "look carefully", you'll notice that I only write in the Daily a couple of times a week. :lol3: I WANT to write to everyone, but on the days I don't have time, I just disappear. :D

Gotta run and pick up my baby... back later... love you, girls! :love:

09-16-2004, 04:22 PM
Morning ladies-

Things have been, um, going here :) (read all about it linked below)

Will check back later but wanted to say hello and give hugs to all!


09-16-2004, 06:08 PM
Hey all, Just a quick pop in. We have been on weather watch all day. They called off school here as well. Another great OP day though! Hope all is well with everyone! I'm praying we don't lose any of our about 30 trees at our new house! Check y'all chicks tomorrow!

09-16-2004, 07:30 PM
I need you girls to come to my house and hold me down. I didn't go WAY off plan...just off Ph1 plan. I had my flatout. :( I made a pizza out of it . I just am down to the scraps (grocery shopping Sunday) and don't have a whole lot to eat. Wanted to save salad for tonight.

I still want ice cream.

Now....let me rationalize for you and see if it makes any sense....Carb Karma from Ben n Jerry's....has more calories than the 75 sweet calories for the day.....what if you eat your serving with the extra 85 sweet calories....while you're on the stationary bike? So the entire time you're eating it, you're burning them off, so it's really like you didn't put any extra calories in your body at all, right? :D ?

Sigh. I know. No ice cream. :nono: I was just reaching.