Carb Counters - Thursday Chat - January 6th

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01-06-2005, 09:11 AM
Good Morning,

Icy and raining here but duty calls :D

How is everyone this cold icky day ?

Hugs !!

01-06-2005, 10:12 AM
Leenie: Sounds like you get the same type of weather we do. Today we got snow. 2 hour delay--woohoo!! But that means I only get to work 2 1/2 hours. lol

Well, still managing to stay OP. Chocolate cravings hit so had about 2 bites of a LC chocolate bar (DH ate the rest so I wouldn't be tempted. lol). The scale finally moved down another I'm looking forward to WI on Saturday. lol. I'm not feeling so bloated. Still hungry though :( Been keeping up w/the exercising and hoping the cramps from TOM don't get worse than they are or I won't be moving to do anything :(
Hope you all are having a great day!!

01-06-2005, 10:48 AM
I'm such a slug......eating has been horrible. I am still battling this stupid cold and TOM hit like a brick so I am eating to feel better :( Why, why, why?
I decided I want to fit back into my jeans comfortably......but can't seem to get the gumption up to do it!!!!!!!!!

I need to make a decision on what I am going to do and then just DO IT! I don't care what plan I follow at this point...just lose the weight!

ok, enough wining..........

Leenie: Snowy, freezing rain later......grumpy ....and you?

Brenda: Congrats on the scale going down. I wish I could say the same...but I am hanging my head in shame.

Be back later.

01-06-2005, 11:03 AM
Happy Thursday!

Leenie - It's cold and rainy here. I even had some frozen rain on my car this morning. But I'm comfortably at work with my yummy cup of almond fudge coffee and since I got here at 6:00, I can leave by 2:00. Yippee!!! :coffee:

Brenda - You're doing so good on your workouts! Any you know, they say that both exercise and orgasms help to eleviate cramps. ;) ;)

Jane - You poor muffin! I sure hope you get feeling better soon!

Question of the day: why does being good make me want to be bad to a degree? Is it the Libra in me? Yesterday I went and kicked a little tail on the eliptical but then decided that I really wanted a drink so I went to the bar and had a few drinks and a few cigarettes :smoking: Needless to say, I slept good! :D

01-06-2005, 11:04 AM
Stars back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol3:

01-06-2005, 11:18 AM
Good morning ladies!

B- you are doing so good w/ your workouts, try to keep it up, work through the pain lady!! :)

SP- you just have and angel/devil complex!! ahahahahahahaha :)

Jane- Hope you feel better soon!

I am feeling so good on induction I just love the Atkins honeymoon period. Trying to prepare for the DS's b-day party this weekend, it is hectic! PLus have 2 of our dogs going to the vet, 1 for dental and the new puppy getting her cherry eyes fixed.

Busy Busy Busy!

Talk to you later,

01-06-2005, 11:20 AM
Theo'sgirl: What is a cherry eye?

01-06-2005, 11:21 AM
Cherry eyes? What's that? And TG - how much do vets charge for dental. (2 chihuahuas, remember?) They desperately need their teeth cleaned.

Sugar Cube
01-06-2005, 11:59 AM
RACHEL - Read the same article in the Boston Globe, it does give me some hope, I was on Atkins solidly from April 2003 to the summer of 2004 and was doing pretty good. I do think I can stay on it as a long term thing. It is the easiest so far for me to do.

TG - Water is still gone so it counts as much as anything else. Great start.

STAR - Another one on the Zicam, DH swears by it. Glad the power was not out too long. Maybe you could get one of those finger toothbrushes like we got for our puppup, DH does that once in a while and it actually has made a difference.

Knock wood the house has been really healthy the last couple of months. DH had pneumonia a while back which totally pissed me off, he didn't listen to me and got sicker and sicker. I am not a natural doctoring type so when someone is sick, I have very little sympathy.

BRENDA - Hoping it isn't the flu for any of you. Got to hit that water, those rings are a sure sign. What a nice husband to eat the chocolate temptation.

Slow start to the day even with the gym and all. So skipped the sausage with breakfast and made a quick omlet, I am glad I grabbed a couple of my low carb bars, hate to depend on them but they are better than the muffins in the kitchen.

Has anyone else tried the low carb Progresso soups??? I have been getting them for quick meals, the net carbs are 6 or so, then last night I bought a can of Progresso cream of mushroom soup for DH, it looks great and is only 7 net carbs. I can handle that as a treat once I get off Induction. I can see that along with some steak for a quick dinner some night.

I decided to give up the decaf coffee except on the weekends, that is helping to keep up with the water. As well as going to the gym.

I am feeling smaller but still determined to stay off of the scale until 2/1/05.

01-06-2005, 12:11 PM
Leenie: Cold? Freezing rain? What's that? It's supposed to be in the 70s here today. :cool:

Brenda: Exercise really does seem to help me with cramps. Try to keep it up -- you're doing fabulously!

Jane: I hope you get things figured out, and you get to feeling better soon. You can do it!

Star: That is my question of the day, too. After my workout, I proceeded to go to a friend's house for drinks and staying up all hours of the night. Why?

TG: The Atkins honeymoon period is fabulous, isn't it? I'm anxiously awaiting the answer to the "cherry eyes" question, too!

Well, I am so excited! Last night, I went with a friend to her gym (I got a free two-week trial.), and I absolutely loved it. I am seriously thinking of joining. I just keep telling myself that it's a great investment, and for the value I would be getting out it, it's really very affordable (A frugal person has to tell themselves these things over and over.) I always thought I could get it done myself with walking, some Pilates, sports, etc., and I'm sure I could, but there are tons of advantages to the gym that I'd love to have.

Hope you all have a great day!

Take care,

01-06-2005, 12:14 PM
Liza: Sounds like you are doing great. That takes a lot of willpower to not weigh-in until February! I haven't tried any of the LC soups. I just might have to, though. :)

01-06-2005, 03:17 PM
Oh's changing to freezing rain :faint:

Fun ride home tonight!

01-06-2005, 04:05 PM
Jane: Be careful driving!! I don't mind snow..I HATE freezing rain! You must be getting hit with the weather we had also. Either that or your stuff is coming our way? Either way...Ewww!!

Star: Leave it to you to bring up the orgasms (sorry. not happening while TOM is around!! that you mention it...what IS that word again??) And why question why you're bad when you do is so good :lol:

TG: I'm guessing at the "cherry eyes" thing and after Stars orgasm comment it's not looking good :lol: I wish we could afford to get the dog in for her teeth. They look so gross and her breath just REEKS lately!

Liza: I've not tried the soup. Sounds great though. Thanks for the recommendation. It'll come in handy during the winter :) WOW!! How can you stand not weighing in?? I weigh myself every morning. I don't make official WI's until Saturday, but I like to see how the scale is doing. Especially when I'm completely OP. :lol: )

Jina: glad you enjoyed the gym. I must be more frugal (or in my case stingy?) than you cuz I can't justify a gym membership. Hm....could it also be because we HAVE no gym here? lol. Enjoy!!

Well, did 2 miles of WATP and then checked out my pilates/yoga tape. Oh man, didn't finish that one either. Heck, didn't finish the 20 minute warmup!! My gut muscles are sore now. But maybe that'll shape them up. Then All I'll need to worry about is my inner thigh (I'm quite happy with the rest of me. Well, won't mention the droopy boobs. But hey, can't have everything right? :lol: )

Sugar Cube
01-06-2005, 04:15 PM
JANE - Be careful on the roads, so glad I took the subway, I can get home real easy and real safely.

The LC soups aren't too bad if you stick to the one serving, they average 6 NC per serving. Combined with something else, they are good.

01-06-2005, 05:01 PM
Be careful, Jane!

Brenda: You are cracking me up with your orgasm and cherry eye talk! :lol3:

01-06-2005, 05:20 PM
All this talk of orgasm and suddenly I want a cigarette! :smoking:

Sugar Cube: You in Boston? I meant to ask you that after I saw you read an article in the Globe. I am in the burbs....all back road to and from work. They can be tricky.

01-06-2005, 05:34 PM
Liza: Soup still sounds good on this chilly day!

Jina: I didn't start that talk!!! I just put it together :lol3:

Jane: I drive on what people call the "river road" it winds around a river. Luckily they put guardrails up. A woman died one year from slippery roads :( Went into the river and nobody could help her. Since then, guard rails were up and the firemen are now trained for cold water (underwater?) rescue. I salute those guys!!! And smoke one for me while you're at it :lol:

Even with a space heater this dang room is freezing. My tootsies are like popsicles!! Wish my DD would leave my slippers alone!! GRR. Steak, mushrooms and a salad for supper. Then it's off to get my ball drilled....bowling ball that is :lol3:

01-06-2005, 06:08 PM
Goodness gracious! I leave you guys for onnnnnnnne morning and I come back to talk of cherrys, orgasms, cigs and balls! :lol: :o

No time for personals :( Wednesdays and Thursdays are hard for me cause my nurse is here with me. :o Just wanted to stop by and say hi! Everyone be careful, we have sucky weather here too! Freezing and raining all week. :dizzy: Stay safe driving home.

Oh, and I *think* cherry eyes are when the pups are born and they have red irisis (like when a dog goes blind) instead of colored like blue or brown. I could be wrong though :p

See ya all soon!

01-06-2005, 08:15 PM
GOOD GOD! I'm logging on after a hard day's work and find I've missed being part of one of the more interesting daily chats I've had the pleasure to read. Let me see, cherry eyes, late night drinking, orgasms as a cure for someone writing all this stuff down for a possible book deal?? Cinny, we missed something good here!

I know nothing more about doggies than any of you all, so I'm looking forward to TG's answer on the cherry eyes. I always thought it was that condition where the eyelid kind of rolls back, gets fat and weird. Okay.....not a good explanation. Where are you TG?????

Weather here is in the low 60's. Kind of cold, but at least the rain has stopped! Yes, it does rain in the middle of the desert. And sometimes, like this week, it pours like crazy.

Induction is going great! Hope everyone has a pleasant evening. Star....drink some for me!

Mrs H
01-06-2005, 08:24 PM
Gosh ladies. The one day I don't get online all day and see what I miss? DANG IT! :lol: Don't have time for personals, as I feel like crap right now. Went to the dr today and she says I have a good chance of going into labor with-in the next 72 hours. So if I go missing for a while, you will all know where I am! Having some contractions today. They are getting stronger, but just not close together! Hopefully that will change soon! If I have not went into labor by my appt next Thursday, they will make an appointment for me to be induced! So looks like I will be having this baby with-in the next 10 days anyways! Well, off to relax some and watch some TV. Chat with you all tomorrow!


01-06-2005, 10:27 PM
LMAO - balls, cherries, orgasms....then as I'm skimming along I saw Brenda's post about freezing and I had to look twice to make sure she'd said Tootsies! :lol3:

Thanks to Paula and Jane, I'm now going out for a drink and a cigarette :smoking:

01-07-2005, 12:41 AM
Cherry eye is a problem with some dogs where the ligament that holds the tear gland under the 3 rd eyelid becomes weak allowing the gland to poke up into the corner of the eye and it looks kinda like a little cherry, so tomorrow the surgeon will push the gland back in and put in a suture to hold it in place. It is a common genetic problem with some breeds dog, Lhasa Aspos are one of them and that is what she is.

Dentals usually 100.00-200.00 a piece depending on if they need all the bells and whistles or not.

01-07-2005, 12:43 AM
Good LUck Lisa!!! You are in my thoughts, just remember to BREATH and focus on something nice, OH and ask for drugs!! ahahahahahaha :)

01-07-2005, 12:51 AM
Here is a picture of Little Cherry girl and you can see her cherry eye pretty good in the pic. it is the little red ball in the corner of her eye. 3B%3DXROQDF%3E232374477%3A664ot1lsi

01-07-2005, 01:23 PM
Aww darn, I can't see it! See, I'm glad I said I might be wrong though :lol: