South Beach Diet - NY's Eve Chat - Friday, December 31

12-31-2004, 09:25 AM
Happy Seventh Day of Christmas! The seven swans a swimmin' would be sloshing instead here today. We have rain and warm temps - going to 51F today. I may have to break out my sandals!

We had a lovely anniversary meal last night - I do love rack of lamb although it's not OP, of course. Tomorrow reality hits and I drag out the scale to weigh in for the new year. I'm really hoping not to have to change my ticker to a higher weight.

Today will be an odds and ends day with some laundry, one bill to pay and a big decision to be made over whether or not I go to friend Bob's party tonight. Harry wants me to go but I'm not sure I do! A quiet night at home with a book and a movie is more appealing. I guess I'm getting old.

I see there's a NY's Resolution thread. I guess I should think on that and make some realistic resolutions.

So what's happening at your place to ring in 2005? Got a minute to chat?

12-31-2004, 09:59 AM
Hi Ruthie,
It's been a few months since I have visited the site and even longer since I have posted. The process of looking and buying a house was more overwhelming than I had expected, and well staying OP, wasn't really easy. We were either packing up the apt or painting and cleaning the new house to get ready for moving day. We were eating out most nights and unfortunately I gave into temptation and ate things that were really yummy to me. I guess I felt I needed the "comfort food" and I got to tell you...It did feel good. And of course the holidays didn't help either. We've been travelling since the 22nd and am looking forward to getting home and back to a more normal routine.

Anyway, Tim and I are going back OP after the New Year to lose the few pounds I have gained since October and to get down to my goal weight. It's a great time to start and excited to get to posting again. We now live on a lake with a walking path around it, tennis courts and a swimming pool, so I have no excuse to not exercise since it's pretty much at my doorstep.

We're ringing in the New Year with a few close friends. We fly in at 2:30, have to grocery shop and clean our house for guests coming at 7ish. Thank goodness they are good friends and know that 1. We just moved and 2. We've been away so I know expections won't be too high.

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Years Eve. Looking forward to getting caught up with many of you on your progress OP.


12-31-2004, 10:03 AM
Nice to see you back, Sheila, and Happy New Year to you and yours too.

12-31-2004, 10:05 AM
Thanks's nice to be back!

anchor weight
12-31-2004, 10:39 AM
Good Morning!

Hi everyone! Hope everyone's day is going well. I'm feeling good today. TOM finally started and I always feel better once that happens. Now if I could only weigh in good tomorrow that would be great. I'm looking forward to tonight. I feel I have things well planned and I plan to stay pretty much OP.

Artemis - Happy New Year already!

Bami - Slow down girl. Now I know why your knee hurts you never stop running! :lol: It's making my knee hurt.

Ruth - Happy anniversary! Rack of Lamb yummy! Go to the party! I tried to stay home too but finally submitted to peer pressure to go out.

Shequila - Hi :wave:

To all the chicks to come - Have a safe and happy holiday!

12-31-2004, 11:01 AM
Good morning, Chickies!~~ :coffee:

Hi Shequila, welcome back. :wave:

Ruth, hard to believe you've gone from snowed in to 51 degrees! Sheesh! :eek:

Not much here...going to be in the 60's. I'm making a concerted effort to be as lazy as possible today. :D

But, I must get my shower or there will be no hot water you chicks have a great day on the Beach!


12-31-2004, 11:52 AM
Hey, everyone! :wave:

Ruth, it's 6 degrees C out! :dance: And there's water dripping down one wall in the attic craft room. :rolleyes: No matter. Life is good.
I'm glad you had a good anniversary!
The book and a movie sound good to me, too. I was "old" at 20. :lol:

Sheila, welcome back! :wave: I know what you mean about moving... when we bought this house, DH and I each gained 10 pounds through eating out/getting take-outs.

Amy, enjoy your TOM. :lol3: I should be getting mine any day now, damnit.
Have fun tonight! :hat:

Mamacita, enjoy your "lazy day"!

One of DS's little friends keeps calling (DS is still sleeping), and I've finally tucked the damned phone under the cushions in the living room so I don't have to hear the ringing. Little bugger... leave one message, and wait for a response!!

I know I'm boring you, but those mice are STILL mucking about in here!! I wish you could hear the noise they're making... I'm going to pick up some new and improved poison today!!

Going to get more coffee...

12-31-2004, 01:11 PM
Hi everyone, seize the day! Or more like Carpe annu....seize the year!

Looking forward to having a nice quiet night at home. I see too much in the ER to go out celebrating tonight. There have been some horrific accidents and heartbreak this past week and I'm glad to have a few days off.

I took the rest of the holiday treats to the ER to get them out of my kitchen. ER nurses will eat anything!

I'm excited about a New Year, I'm glad the stress of Christmas is over and I'm ready to put myself back on the top of the totum pole. This was not a fun Christmas because of all the obligations and needing to be 5 different people. Somehow I will make next Christmas different.

Ruth, have fun with your laundry. Have a great celebration tonight and congrats on the anniversary!

Shequila, welcome back. Glad you got moved and are settled. Maybe I'll come to your house to exercise, it sounds lovely.

Anchor weight, it's so great that you have the evening food planned. You are sure motivating to me.

Mama, try really hard to do nothing. I know it will be difficult for you, but I think you would enjoy it!

Ellis, have a great New year with your mouseguests!

Well, we're finally getting snow here. Now I feel like Christmas. Hope we get a ton. DH is out splitting wood for the fireplace, I love cozy!

Well ladies! Have a Happy New Year! Thanks for all the great support and encouragement this year. Wear your seatbelts........I could be your nurse! :yikes:

12-31-2004, 03:44 PM
Just a really quick hello. Will read the other posts when I get home tonight. Busy day with work and then the 4 yo granddaughter will be spending the night. Everyone have a very Happy New Year! celebration. I woke up with a cold, fun fun fun.

12-31-2004, 05:02 PM
Hi, guys! Busy day. I went in my son's room and filled three large boxes for a garage sale. He and my husband are pack rats and hate to get rid of happy meal toys. Luckily he rarely gets kids meals any more since we seldom eat fast food.

I did go shopping yesterday. I did not replace my size 16's with size 12's after all. I bought 10's!!!!! Also bought a pair of size 10 Lee jeans that are a little snug but fit and look good. Now I wear the same size as my younger sister who has always been skinny.

We had a chance to spend the evening at a party but it would have meant driving after midnight and the traffic here can be very dangerous. Besides I am just not a night person. We are having two couples over for dinner tomorrow. I'm making veggie/ground beef lasagna as well as 5 Spice Chicken. I made that for dinner last night and even my husband who hates chicken loved it! It's from the cookbook and was really good.

12-31-2004, 05:27 PM
Have a safe and happy evening everyone. Crablegs at home this evening. We rented a few movies, and some gamecube games for the kids. I plan to relax and to count myself lucky! Come tomorrow, when everyone is thinking about their resolutions to lose weight, we will be rejoicing because we have a leg up on them and are doing so well already! :D We really need to be proud, and pat ourselves on the back!


12-31-2004, 05:55 PM
Signing off for today and wishing everyone a safe and fun evening.

I have decided to go to Bob's party just for the beforehand socializing and not to stay for dinner which he never gets on the table until 10:30 or so! It's sort of tacky, I guess, but I really don't want Harry on his own for very long tonight and my back up folk are all partying. So I'll go around 8:30 or 9, drink a glass or two of champagne, slurp an oyster or six and then come home to my book.

Ellis tells me 2005 is the year we are going to lose weight. What a concept! I think I weigh about what I weighed last NY's Eve.

:love: :grouphug: :love:

12-31-2004, 05:59 PM
It's scary to pick up the phone and hear Ruth singing The Twelve Honkin' Days of Christmas. Sort of puts you in a spin. :lol3:

Everyone have a safe, enjoyable evening! :hat:

BTW, Ruth, I just brought my hammock in from outside. I figured it was the perfect time with this weather. No doubt we'll be plunged back into winter tomorrow.

12-31-2004, 06:05 PM
Geez! My cushions are still on the deck chairs. I'd better get them in too!

12-31-2004, 06:27 PM
I know, I know... I left all my pots out, too. :( I tried turning them on their sides today, but they're frozen to the ground. I suppose they'll all be cracked next spring.
This winter came too soon! (not that I'm EVER ready)

12-31-2004, 07:29 PM
Happy New Year's Eve all!

Ruth I have been wavering all day on my plans for this evening as well. We are heading to a friend's house, but I plan to be home no later than 10:00 to avoid the people on the road. DH is working until 11:00, so it is just DD and myself.

I will join all of you "losers" in June!

12-31-2004, 07:30 PM
Happy New Year's all! Have a safe and enjoyable evening. And yes, I agree, 2005 does sound like THE year to shed unwanted weight. :)

little chick
12-31-2004, 08:10 PM
Hi ya chicks just poping in before friends pick us up to go to a small party. I am sitting here in my jeans and a bra and one roller in my bangs sipping wine. I am a pretty site.
:lol: Well darling have a wonderful night and may all of our new years desires to be skinny chicks be the one new years resolution we all keep.

12-31-2004, 08:27 PM
Happy New Year's Eve everybody! I posted earlier today to a different post, thinking it was today's chat, but I guess I goofed! I always loved the Christmas holidays, but I'm glad that they're over this year. Too much to do, and not enough time. Jake and I are staying home tonight, we don't like to be out on New Year's Eve. We usually go out for an early dinner, but Jake's had a cold and sorethroat so he wouldn't enjoy it anyway. I'm going to pamper myself with an aroma therapy bubblebath, then cozy up with a good book. I started putting decorations away today and cleaning a little, and tomorrow we're taking down the trees and getting the house back to "normal" again. On Sunday I'm going to visit my DD and her family, and start spoiling my new granddaugher. I haven't seen her for a whole week!

Ruth, a belated Happy Anniversary!

AnchorWeight, I would love to have the recipe for your Quiche Cups w/Sausage, and thank you!

Everyone have fun tonight, and BE SAFE!

a broad abroad
12-31-2004, 08:32 PM
Happy New Year everyone, and Here's to a slim 2005 :D

12-31-2004, 10:41 PM
Well we finally made it home. I am sad to say that Alabama lost their game today! It was not pretty! But I am wearing my colors anyway! teehee We always stay home NYE. I don't want to be on the roads with all the crazy's! I am turning in early tonight. I left here in my p.j.'s this morning and when I got to my sisters she just could not believe I wore them all the way to her house! Hello it's 2 hours and about 15 mins. not stops what's the big deal. Oh what if something happens I said well I have a bra and pannies on and a top and bottom so what's the big deal! haha I was cozy for the trip! DH stopped to eat at my favorite Mexican rest. while we were there! (How Sweet!) Not to mention shocking! I guess he figured after I scored him and DD free tickets to a bowl game that Alabama was playin in he owed me atleast that much! hahahaha NOT! ok I'm tired and probably not making sence. I have to pick DS up tomorrow. UGH! I'm tired and I just want to stay home for one whole day! (Winer Winer!) I hope you all have a Wonderfully Blessed New Year!