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01-22-2005, 07:05 AM
Weekends are usually slower around here but the way things are going in here, I'm not so sure!

Welcome nicweb and any other new folks. Please post any questions and join us in the Daily.

Yesterday was perishing cold here! I had planned to stay indoors all day but we ran out of toilet paper and Scotch so I had to go out. Hershey is very sore and spent the whole day dozing. She decided that peeing on the deck was warranted because she had trouble going down the steps. She gave me a rather guilty look when she did it. Poor baby!

I have to scurry around a bit this morning. I brought the coffee mugs home from Church last week and forgot to wash them. I discovered the bag on the washer yesterday and they need to go back to the Church this morning. I think I am losing my mind.

Time for coffee and Doggage Duties. Back later.
:coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

01-22-2005, 09:18 AM
Well, it's later and you are all still asleep! After 40 posts yesterday, I expected 5 or 6 by now! :lol: Are you chickies all talked out? I think I'll just go around checking towels and umbrellas and see if somebody has shacked up with the cabana boys!

I'm going to do my treadmill and knee exercises now that I've done my "must" chores for the morning. All that's left is to bring in wood and I may wait until Rob comes over to start that task. ;)

Wakey! Wakey!

a broad abroad
01-22-2005, 09:22 AM
Good day ladies,

I guess I have phase 1 on the brain because in my dream last night someone gave me a large order of salty french fries and I had already eaten a couple handfuls before I remembered I was doing Ph. 1 - yikes! (not that fries are allowed in any phase! :p ) In reality, so far so good,day 4. Right now I'm having a caramel flavored tea to curb a sweet craving.

Just wanted to pop in and say Hi, and check for reports of what was ordered at the Japanese restaurant last night and/or how it went on the date with the sweet YOUNG thang ;) . Have a great weekend eveyone.

01-22-2005, 09:24 AM
I think I am losing my mind.

Too late!!
Awwww... poor Hershey. :( She must be so fed up. :grouphug:
Gee, Ruth, it's warmed right up. It's -34C (-30F) out there today! :rolleyes:

Nikki, welcome to the Beach! You're going to love it here... great support... great gals. :yes:

Cottage, thanks for the congrats! :)
12"!?!?! Oh, you poor darling... :( I hope you're stocked up on OP food! And toilet paper. (skip the scotch)

Kissy, we started our kitchen ... ummm... I think in October. Christmas sort of caused us to stop and start a bit, and we're (I'm) hoping to finish it within the next 3 weeks. (read: 3 months)
Good luck with yours!!

Bamie, how's the weather? I hope you're alright, hon.
Kitchen status? Let's see... most of the cabinets are in. We're currently drywalling the wall behind the fridge/stove, and then we can put up the rest of the cabinets.
The potlights are in.
I removed the wainscotting from the breakfast area (where the computer goes), only to discover that the wall looks like HECK! We're going to have to drywall over it. :rolleyes: More work. No matter.
I've picked up the paint... as soon as DH finishes fiddling around with the walls/ceiling (he's a bit of perfectionist), I'll start painting!

Stephiepoo, what are chicometrics? :?:

Anchor... we want to hear all about The Date!! :D

Hunnybee, my kids listen to books on cd in bed all the time... they LOVE them! :yes:
Congratulations on the better-fitting suit, girl!! :hat:

Barb, Laurie is right... you SHOULD send your success story in! Your story is just as special as anyone else's. :yes:
I know it's wonderful when someone drops 15 or 20 pounds, but when I see those success stories in WW magazines, I think, "Oh, if ONLY that's all I had to lose!" As much as I admire them for doing it, I'm afraid I have little sympathy with some of the stories. (sorry, I've probably just offended someone here... humble apologies)

RNMom, which movie did you see? Report, please! :D

Amber, how's your little one? Teething is such a bad time for them. :( (not to mention the parents!)

Artemis, your DH sounds like mine. ;) A NICE man. :lol: I hope he enjoyed his "boys night".

Laurie, dear, I believe you have some Pilates to do today? ;) And NO cheesecake. :nono: You're far too nice to be ruining your health with mere cheesecake. :yes:

Hi Sil, Bonnie, Chipper, geekchick, A Broad, Mamacita and everyone else... :wave:

We're picking up drywall this morning. Then DH is taking the kids to a movie this afternoon, so I'll have TIME ALONE!! :)
Last night I sorted over 50 pairs of socks that had been lying on our dressing room floor for months. Sort of takes the thrill out of the hunt, but it's easier walking in there now.

01-22-2005, 09:25 AM
A broad, Ruth would call the french fry thing, "a brain fart". :lol:

01-22-2005, 09:35 AM
Moring Ladies;

Abroad-- I had a dream a few nights ago that I had taken a bite out of a dinner roll and then threw a fit about it. I guess this shows it's always on our minds.
Going to be a slow weekend. No one wants to get out of their nice warm beds this morning.
SIL & DD are coming over at 10 to help DS with his car, and get the other one ready to go to the junk yard.
I am getting a facial this afternoon. It was part of a gift cert. DH got me for Christmas. The girl was gone when I had the other things done. It will be nice.
Today is my official weigh in, but the darn scale didn't move. Still the same 262.5 as last week. I must be doing something, will have to check back and see. Still have another few weeks before measerments are taken at the gym. They do that once a month.
Not much else new here today.
I too want to know what happened with that sweet young thing last night. Must have had a good time:).
Time to get in gear and will cruise by later.

01-22-2005, 09:49 AM
morning to you all,
time to get myself back into life, not yet, ha ha
I am going to town to visit a new baby today, my neace had a baby boy this morning at 5ish. Her second.
I have been busy buying a house(my moms, she died in Oct.) trying to sell mine,(someone looking today) Buying land, and trying to help our boys some.
I really am missing DH, the old DH, not the sick one, bless his sole.
So much for that. My life has changed,I cannot explain. Some for the good and a lot for the bad. Everytime I think something negative, I make myself think of something positive.
I went out yesterday and started the snowblower, that was my first, The boys have been doing this but they didn't show up this time so I did it myself. I had to get my wood in. Well I have to go back and read some of the posts so I know what is goig on.
I hope to post daily,
Love you all,

01-22-2005, 09:52 AM
Oh, Tazcat, it's so good to hear from you, sweetie. :grouphug: I've been thinking about you. You're so wise to look for the positive instead of dwelling on the negative. :yes:
I hope you post daily, too... good luck with the wood and snowblower!!

01-22-2005, 09:56 AM
Oh, Tazcat, I am so glad you are back. A new baby in your life will be a bright spot.
Too bad about all the damned snow in the Maritimes! I am impressed that you know how to run a snowblower. It's beyond me but I can lug wood.

01-22-2005, 10:50 AM
A lil drive by for me this morning. I am fixin to get ready to go out. We have gotten no snow so far and I think now they have pushed it back to Sun. and I will be back home by then. Oh well! I was hoping!
I sure hope lil Miss Amy don't keep us hangin all day waitin to hear about her HOT date! Have a great day Chickies!

01-22-2005, 11:06 AM
Good morning!

I had a headache all day yesterday (I am not even in phase 1 yet!) and laid down for an hour after doing the chores (feeding and watering the sheep), and then after dinner went to bed at 8:30 and slept till 8:30 this morning. My sweet DH is doing the grocery shopping without me. I gave him a list of things to get me for next week.

Still have the headache and a little all-over achiness. I don't want a cold. :(

Going to do some laundry and try to get some more rest the rest of the day.

Oh we have already gotten 4-5" of snow on top of the 1-2" we already had, and the sky still looks snowy! The sheep look like snowballs walking around in the pasture. :lol:

01-22-2005, 11:11 AM
Tazcat, it's really nice to hear from you. I was wondering how you were doing. You sweet girl, you're really making an effort to see the bright side of things. I pray that life gets better for you.

It started snowing about 1/2 hour ago, and now they're predicting a blizzard with up to 18" or more! We've stocked up on groceries and have full tanks of gas (as if we're going to venture out!), so we can just kick back and enjoy it. I think I'll put on a pot of chili for supper, and maybe bake some ww bread to go with it. Right now I'm going to fix a mug of tea and curl up with my book.

01-22-2005, 11:33 AM
I love reading your chats but it is weird to actually join in...However, I got a little worried about Tazcat. The "mostly for the bad" got to me.

I have recently come out of a prolonged time of feeling that life had taken a hard and negative turn. Most of the time I did exactly the same thing; whenever my mind went to the negative, I would pull it to the positive. It was actually rather difficult sometimes.

Then, out of desperation, I purchased a meditation tape. It just had beta waves or some such thing in the music, and had been "proven" to help people with depression. While I listened to the tape, I would create happy scenes in my head...just things that could still bring me joy; like being a success in my business and having a husband that actually loved me. So for 30 minutes a day I was in a very happy place. I did this for at least six weeks.

Something very strange started happening 4 weeks ago. My wildest dreams for my career are taking place; there are actually two companies competing for my time! My husband started cuddling with me more, calling to "hear my voice" during the day, and actually copliments me on my appearance sometimes!

It was the death of both my parents that was step one in my slipping into depression. They obviously aren't coming back, but I can see a good life without them now.

Maybe it really was the tape that help me...I just wanted to share that in case it could help...

I wish you all well!

01-22-2005, 11:38 AM
Thanks, Bonnie. Tazcat had gone through an extremely rough year. She will be fine though because she's a strong lady!
Please do feel free to join in the daily chat and don't feel strange. We are all just a tad nutsy from drinking too much seawater on The Beach! :lol:

01-22-2005, 12:07 PM
Good Morning all,

I am going shopping today for my PHASE I foods. It is a long list! I hope all is well.

I better scoot. My puppy took off on me this morning and I have to go find him. I know he is just visiting his friend but it is frustrating when he does that!

Have a good day all. I will check in a little later.

01-22-2005, 01:22 PM
Bonnie, how wonderful that the tape has helped you! :grouphug:
Like Ruth said, don't feel a stranger around us! We're all friends here... the more, the merrier!

01-22-2005, 04:05 PM
Good Saturday Morning Ladies!

Got up before the sun even peeked out this morning. Baby decided he wanted breakfast then refused to eat it!! Stubborn kid. HAHA

Ellis~thanks for asking about baby. He's in a MUCH better mood today! Thank goodness!! Teeth still not through but at least he's cheerful.

To all those who recieved TONS & TONS of snow..I feel for you, but, thank goodness we didnt get any!! It's just freezing cold here.

Well, I couldn't resist it any longer, I had to step on the scale this morning.. It showed I was down another 3#, but, do I believe it?? I'll wait til Monday to be sure. I also measured last night, 4inches gone from my abdomen and 1.5 inches gone from my thighs. Wish I had more gone from my thighs but I will take what I can get for now.

Not alot going on here today, goofing around the house. I should go upstairs and walk on the treadmill but, later. Catching up on some net stuff for now. Wanted to stop in & say HELLO!

Have a great weekend everyone!! OP Vibes!!

01-22-2005, 04:08 PM
Hello Ladies!

It's a cold and dreary Sat. here in Virginia.....well it's raining...freezing rain I think so there is ice everywhere......I hate ice....ugh not fun at all it's relaly slick out....I guess I could clean my room but that's never fun...but I really need to....we will lil brother is out playing in this wintery's napping and mom is at work...I had the weekend off...thank goodness....I'm still half frozen...I might make myself a cup of hot tea...sounds like a good idea.....Ellis I'm like you...I love to hear about everyone's success stories....they're always a motivation...just recently I read about some ladies in People Magazine who had lost a great amount of showed their before and after pictures and they just looked wonderful! I think everyone here should submit their success would help inspire others....Everyone is doing such an amazing and incredible job....It's something we should all be very proud of! I was at a car dealership the other day waiting for my car to come out and I was talking to this car dealer who was telling me he was on atkins and thinking about switching over to South Beach and I told him that I was on that and said that I had lost nearly 80lbs since May....and he couldn't believe it and said that I looked great....I told him I was still on it and wasn't at my goal...yet..and he told me that I couldn't be too far off....anyways I hope everyone is keeping warm....I think it's time for me to fix that cup of hot tea!

01-22-2005, 05:23 PM
I have been busy buying a house(my moms, she died in Oct.)

My mum died in October, too. It seems like 2004 was an awful year for a lot of people. I know that, for me, it was one thing after another until it pretty much culminated in my mum's death. I'm sorry to hear you've been having such a bad time.

01-22-2005, 06:11 PM
I was driving by to see if Anchor had dropped in yet! I hope she is not still out on her HOT date with that young thang! hahahahahahahahaha
It's snowing here now! But it is not supposed to stick!

01-22-2005, 06:12 PM
Yeah, I'm starting to wonder if she's still in bed, Bamie!

01-22-2005, 06:17 PM
Just popping in to say hi. Finally had some phase 2 phood today! Heaven, trying not to go overboard, but it was wonderful. Did a bit of shopping today and think I'll go to a movie tonight.............didn't go last night, sat down on the couch and was asleep. Ended up working an extra shift so I was beat.

8 pounds lost on my phase 1 3peat. Not disappointed....well....actually I would loved to have been to goal............I'm the kind of person who stands in front of the microwave and says hurry...........bad mentality.

It's great to read everyone's post. It's good to see how you cope with disappointment and stress. We all learn from that. Thanks for helping me all the time.

01-22-2005, 06:37 PM
Brr! Baby it's COLD outside! I just tramped to the mailbox and wished I was wearing skis or snowshoes because it has drifted to a foot and a half in some places. The poor dog (Juliet) was having trouble walking in it and she is a lab/dalmatian mix, so she's not small.

Not much else going on here -- I got some laundry done today and made some progress on some socks I am knitting for DH. He got back from grocery shopping and brought me the following things to help me on my first week of SBD:

Mustard Greens
Brussels Sprouts
Laughing Cow cheese
Lowfat Colby cheese
Coffee!!! It is called Southern Pecan and it has real pecan pieces in it!
Canned tuna

We do most of our shopping at a big farmer's market, and the meat vendor was not there so he was not able to get me any lunch meat, so on Monday I will get some lean ham, turkey, and roast beef. Of course we have plenty of eggs and milk from our own farm. So I think I am all set!

01-22-2005, 06:45 PM
It is a cold, blizzardy, windy, frassing miserable day out there! I know because I had to haul in wood and then chase Miss Lucy who decided a romp in the forest would be a good idea! Some tea thawed me out a bit but I still have cold hands.
If you are in this blizzard, chickies, stay warm and treat yourself to a nice hand cream massage or something more exciting. ;)

01-22-2005, 07:44 PM
All of this talk of snow and we are just melting with the heat here! I have never actually seen snow.....

Hmmm just waiting for my husband to make me a coff..oops here it is..ahhhh. Having a pretty ordinary weekend here. Just cleaning yesterday and now we might drive to the bay and go for a walk this afternoon. They have some great parks and it is always cooler.

Made some curry last night and some dhal... added heaps of vegies which was very yummo. I should post the recipe later... nice and easy one to make.

My weight seems to be a bit static lately. I am eating well and on plan, so hopefully the big exercise today will start some more loss. I am still playing around with what to add it and it is getting a little frustrating - but I do feel better. So even if I am not losing weight I have more energy and am doing more exercise!

Wonder how the date went???

Have a wonderful day!

01-22-2005, 09:22 PM
Well looks like I'm not waiting till Monday to start SBD, I'm starting it tomorrow! :cb:

01-22-2005, 10:17 PM
Oh, happy day, Geekchic. :lol3:
Good luck, girl! :lucky:

01-22-2005, 11:25 PM
All right!
Can I go to bed now. Please!

01-22-2005, 11:26 PM
Hey, guys! Just a quick checkin before bed. The Pinewood Derby races were today. What a long day. My son came in second in his den of 10 boys and third in the entire pack of around 80 kids. He was so happy! I spent hours working at the Derby. Mostly distributing ribbons and setting up the cars for each race. And then a TON of cleanup. It is amazing how much of a mess the graphite can make. I brought hot dogs for their food sale but packed my own lunch and snacks since I didn't even want to look too close at their snacks and food. I had several people ask what I had been doing to lose weight since they hadn't seen me in awhile so I got to tell them what SBD is like.

Tomorrow I WILL make it to the gym but I definitely got lots of bending and moving in today (and a little more tiling).

01-23-2005, 12:09 AM
All right!
Can I go to bed now. Please!
Ummm... okay, Ruth. Sure. Whatever you say. You go and put your head down, darling. :yes:

01-23-2005, 12:12 AM
sheesh! :lol3:

Artemis, it's late, but tomorrow we'll try to figure out how to send you down some snow. :yes: I'd hate for you to be deprived when there's so very much of it to go around.

01-23-2005, 12:20 AM
Mmkay, I turned on hybrid mode and now it bugs me that when I click "Reply" at the bottom I am replying to the post before mine instead of the whole thread. Stop obsessing, Misty! (yes that is my name)

I went to the FAQ and went to the very oldest post and started reading. I am up to March 2004 now and my eyeballs are tired so I am going to bed soon. I love you gals so much already! :D

01-23-2005, 01:44 AM
I don't know why you think you should sleep, every 10 minutes or so with Ellis yelling "ALRIGHT" :yikes: I don't know how she does the large letter thingy, but it woke me out of a dead sleep............................................. ... :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Of course, Ellis, you know I'm just kidding, I luv ya more than a hog loves slop! :coach: :coach: Now get some sleep!

01-23-2005, 07:07 AM
Good morning, Chicks~~ :coffee:

It's FREEZING here!! I know I have absolutely NOTHING to complain about compared to you folks up north, but my thin southern blood and joints are not appreciating the "feels like" 3* wind chill we're having at the moment. Sil, how're you holding up? (Sil's my neighbor up the road)

Welcome to all you new Chicks! Grab a Beach blanket, claim a spot on the sand and join in the festivities, gals. :cool:

Had a totally delicious dinner yesterday. Chicken breast cooked in the oven with SF marinara sauce, sauted spinach and some pinto beans. YUMMY. :T

Today is handspinners guild meeting. Penny will be there with her Krispy Kremes :devil: I will try to avoid her and her temptations at all costs...

Friday had a great brainstorming session with Miss Mary, which is why I need to close this and get my fanny in gear and actually WRITE something. This is my last chance til who knows when.

So, everyone have a great day on the beach. Stay close to the bonfire and keep warm!


01-23-2005, 08:38 AM
Thanks... the thought of snow makes me sigh with happiness.. so do your best to get it here ;)

It was so hot that we couldn't get our daughter down for a sleep today... awful. But our time down at the waterfront was just lovely. We had a great play on the waterpark and then had a nice walk in the breeze.. unfortunately I had an icecream :nono: Just couldn't help myself I am afraid.

I think it was Ruth that posted the link. Well I downloaded it today and will start to seriously track my exercise and food... need to figure out what is going on. Perhaps my portions are too big.. good food, but too much of it? The program looks great so thanks for the link!

Take Care everyone!

Good night.

01-23-2005, 09:08 AM
Of course, Ellis, you know I'm just kidding, I luv ya more than a hog loves slop!
Oh, how very sweet. :o That's the nicest thing anyone's said to me all year. :lol3: Gee, that's a lot of love! Sort of makes me hungry for breakfast...
Congratulations on the 8 pounds, girlie!! That's fantastic!! :hat:

Okay, so let me tell you the weather for today. Because as a Canadian, it's really all I care about. (apart from same-sex marriage and French language rights)
Let's see... ooooh la la! It's -33C today! (-28F) Up an entire degree from yesterday!
Yesterday we only got 2.8mm (0.1 inches) of snow. Thank God for THAT, anyhow!
What more information do you need to know that you DON'T want to move to Ottawa. :yes:

Mamacita and Sil... 3F, eh? Gee, I really feel for you. :rofl: It's all relative... stay warm, girls!

Artemis... "It was so hot that we couldn't get our daughter down for a sleep..." That's dreadful. Poor little love. :( I'm sorry you're suffering down there. Sounds like one of our summers. We don't have air-conditioning, and on the really hot days we move from our attic bedrooms down to the basement. :yes: I hope it cools down for you soon!

Misty, you're doing what we wish everyone would do... reading the FAQ! Wow, I'm so impressed, girl!!

Barb, your son did so well! Congratulations to him!! :hat:
How's the tiling going?

Gish, how are you doing, hon? It's so hard losing a parent, isn't it? :grouphug:

Jess, that's wonderful about the compliment from the saleman! I'll bet that just made your day!! Have you posted any pics of yourself in our photo gallery? You can always "cut your head off" if you want to remain anonymous. :yes: (we'll use Photo Shop, and add Pamela Anderson's head to your body)

Well, DH is taking the kids to church this morning, and I'm damned if I'm going outside! Maybe some laundry (how the heck does it build up so quickly!?). Maybe I'll plan dinners for the week. I haven't done that in years. :D

01-23-2005, 09:15 AM
Well, Ellis, you could always just sit and read New Yorker instead of all that work! :lol3:

There is no way I'm going to Church this morning. We got a real dump of snow and there is a two foot wall of snow at the road. My Focus can't crash through that and I doubt that Bruce The Plough Guy will be here much before noon. I'd walk but the darn knee is too sore. (I had a minor slip when bringing in wood yesterday. :( )

RNMOM, I do like the way you express your affection for Ellis!

Whoops! Harry needs me. Back in a bit.

01-23-2005, 09:30 AM
Well, Ellis, you could always just sit and read New Yorker instead of all that work! :lol3:
Oh, I dunno, Ruth. Maybe I should try reading People for a change. :rofl:

Geez, so YOU got the snow, eh? What a crock!
Take care of that knee, sweetie. :grouphug:

01-23-2005, 09:46 AM
Good morning! First day OTB and I lost 3 pounds overnight so I could start with an encouraging weight! Yeehaw!

DH is off flying this morning as every Sunday morning (he is a private pilot and we own a small plane -- no it doesn't mean I am rich :P ) and I'm just taking my time. Have not had my coffee yet because you know it weighs something. :P I am just about to have coffee and a big omelet, and tell my mind to STFU about wanting toast with the omelet. I can do this, girlies!

Probably when DH gets back we will ski around the property for an hour or so, then relax the rest of the day.

Mamacita, WHERE do I know you from? Livejournal? The Spinning group on Yahoo? It is killin' me! Anyway we really hafta talk spinning sometime. Our monthly guild meeting was cancelled (weather) but I have a 5th Sunday spin-in on the 29th. Also btw I grew up in Canton and my first boyfriend (summer camp) lived in Stone Mountain. Memories....

Oh and Ellis, my DH is Canadian! He's from Edmonton where I think it gets even colder than that. :/ I told him nope, sorry, you don't get to move back there EVER!

a broad abroad
01-23-2005, 10:09 AM
CONGRATULATIONS to Bunnababy for being this week's winner of her choice of book from 3FC.

01-23-2005, 10:17 AM
Good Morning,

I would just like to know what is going on with the weather. I live in Alaska, we are supposed to be the land of snow and ice. I am here for all that snow.. and cold.

DH and I both woke up at 2AM burning up and hearing the pitter patter of RAIN :devil:
It is January and we had to open the window. It is a sad thing

This is our home and we love it but RAIN :mad: I told DH I was finding the place that gets the most snow, and we are moving! He groaned...

Congrats to all the happy news

01-23-2005, 10:26 AM
Bunna, how cool! :smoking: Which book are you choosing?

01-23-2005, 10:37 AM
Bonnie, give me your address and I'll send you some once we get ploughed out!

Where the heck is the Anchor Weight report! I think she said something about having to work this weekend.

Congratulations to Bunnababy!

I just figured out what STFU means in geekchic's post! :rofl:

Play nicely. I'll be back later.

01-23-2005, 10:46 AM
Sorry Ruth, I did not know if it would get censored. I have a potty mouth :o

01-23-2005, 10:49 AM
The F part would have been ****ed out. I use frass instead. It means caterpillar poop and is a very handy F word! :lol:

01-23-2005, 10:58 AM
Geekchic, yes, you probably know me from the Yahoo spinning group. PM me and we can talk spinning!


01-23-2005, 10:58 AM
Caterpillar poop?! I am so confused. :?:

01-23-2005, 11:04 AM
Ruth You never cease to crack me up! :lol:

Barb You continue to kick butt on the weight loss!! You are seriously a role model. I think I a will hire you to get my butt into gear after the baby is born.

Ellis I have been complaining becuase it has been "cold" here in the Dallas area- yesterday it didn't much above 50. Down right balmy for you, eh??

Anchor Congrats on One-derland! Nothing like seeing a payoff for all of that hard work. Hope your date was fun. :cheer:

Me- Hanging in there- had a pretty long week, even though it was just four days. Everytime I think I am caught up at school, it just seems to get overwhelming again. Plus, I have definitely put some pounds on over the last few weeks, so my body is adjusting to the extra weight and making me tired! Next week I will be halfway there and we will be finding out if the baby is a boy or girl. I cannot wait to find out!

Church this morning, then home to hang out for the remainder of the day. There should be some good football on today, so I am going to get laundry done and make a yummy dinner of Cincinnati Chili. If you have never had Skyline chili- this recipe is delish. Definitely SBD legal as long as you serve it over WW spaghetti. It is an old Weight Watchers recipe, so let me make it and see if it turns out before I post it.

Love to all- I miss you all!!!!

01-23-2005, 11:08 AM
From Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:
Main Entry: frass
Pronunciation: 'fras
Function: noun
Etymology: German, insect damage, literally, eating away, from Old High German vrAz food, from frezzan to devour -- more at FRET
: debris or excrement produced by insects

01-23-2005, 11:08 AM
Can someone / anyone generalize for a 5'5" woman and tell me what size a person wears at




01-23-2005, 11:11 AM
OK you know what Ruth? It DOES work for me when I am in a thread but just not for the forum itself. I think I just had a misunderstanding of how it is supposed to work. I would really like to see more than 20 posts in the forum. It would help with for instance the FAQ which I am reading from the beginning. Maybe it is not possible. I'm sorry I was not more clear.

01-23-2005, 11:14 AM
Whoops! I'll cancel the request to Suzanne. I understand what you mean now. The number of threads in a forum is fixed, I believe.

01-23-2005, 11:15 AM
Hi Girls.

I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Lisa. I am trying to find something to get me motivated to do something with my body here. It is almost Feb and I am stalling out.

Any good diet ideas? I have a membership to a gym and keep telling myself I am going to start up with that again, but just cant get motivated.


Lost in motivation,


01-23-2005, 11:18 AM
Welcome, Lisa! :wave:
Are you considering doing the South Beach diet? It's a good, healthy plan, and there's lots of great support here. :yes:

01-23-2005, 11:22 AM
I really dont know. I would like to find one that I feel I can truly stick with.

I am a typist and sit on my hiney a lot. HAHAHAH

So excess baggage has accumulated. I just want one that I can live with that is not so binding and works!!!

01-23-2005, 11:26 AM
Welcome to 3FC, Lisa. Check out the diets at the following link:
Good luck but rely on planning and skill!

01-23-2005, 11:27 AM
Good morning t you all,
Boy are we getting dumped on....two phone calls this morning telling me no if I would try to get out of the driveway, all I see when I look out is white.
Ruth, tell Hershey having a hysterectomy was the best operation I ever had. She will soon feel much better, I am one happy puppy because of mine.
I went out and bought SBD soft cover book yesterday (and the desk calender it was 75% off) I am going to read it today to see wher I start.
Well all for now,
French Proverb

01-23-2005, 12:03 PM
Bonnie, send the rain down this way, please. :lol:
I don't have a clue as to sizes... I just hold stuff up against my body. Can anyone help Bonnie? :?:

Tazcat, you're getting a real dump out there, aren't you!
Hey, great bargain on the calendar!

My DH bought some low-carb bread, and it's full of air and holes! It barely held my peanut butter!

01-23-2005, 12:13 PM
I haven't a clue on sizes. I think it depends on your body proportions and the manufacturer. And the more expensive the dress, the looser the fit.
Height also enters into it. A 5' and 120 pound person would take a larger size than a 6' 120 pound person.

01-23-2005, 12:31 PM
Ruth - You drive a Focus? Me too! I've got a Focus station wagon. I wanted to get a Toyota Prius hybrid when my car got totalled but the waiting list was 6 months long. My old car was a Focus sedan so I just got another.

Ellis - Tiling is coming along really well. I have done ALL of the living room that is possible without moving the entertainment center and most of the entryway. I AM going to have to shop for a nice non-slippery rug for the entryway. That granite-like tile is quite slippery.

Kiko - You will have to let us know if it is going to be a boy or a girl. Curious minds want to know. :) Don't worry about gaining weight. Just eat healthy and you and the baby will do fine.

MouseMom - Welcome! I love going to the gym but I do have to talk myself into going sometimes. I always love it once I'm there though. Try an exercise class if you need a change of pace.

Bonnie - I can't really help with the size since I'm only 5' 3" but I do know that my sizes are different at 148 now that I am toned (I am a size 10) where I think I was a size 12 before when I was this weight. I really think it is just going to vary quite a bit.

Me - Time to go plan meals. And go help my son find stuff to make a Native American musical instrument for a Cub Scout elective. He didn't want to do a drum since that is too common so we've been researching on the internet.

01-23-2005, 12:53 PM
Thank you Barb0522 for the your specifics it did help a lot. I know that there is a 2" difference and toning but it still gets me to a ballpark size.

I want to be a size 10 so that all the clothes I have saved for ten years will fit... silly to save them but they are very expensive suits that my deceased Mom had purchased for me.

Based on your info and my body type, I am putting my goal at 140#'s.

Thanks Again.

01-23-2005, 01:05 PM
Well it is nearing lunchtime and I am just now getting hungry again after my ginormous breakfast.

I got some more laundry done (we sure do have a lot for only two people :yikes: ) and I cleaned the bathroom. I don't know if any of you do FlyLady ( , but it has been a great help to me in staying organized with my home. Anyway I did what she calls a "27 fling boogie" in the drawers at the bathroom sink. Threw 27 things away! It made a huge difference.

Hmm. I was going to make a salad with leftover turkey frozen from Christmas for lunch, but I don't think any of our dressings are SBD. Let me go check....

OK I need your opinion. I am pretty sure this one is probably a no-no but here goes:

Ingredients: Water, cider vinegar, soy sauce, canola oil, honey, ginger puree, ginger powder, organic prepared mustard, organic mustard seed, salt, spices, xanthan gum.

Calories: 20/tbsp
Carbs: 2/tbsp
Sugars: 1.5/tbsp

If I just had one tbsp and it counted toward my 75 calories of non-nutritive stuff, would that be OP? :?:

01-23-2005, 01:18 PM
Afternoon all;
Boy, I am I a late arrival today. I slept until 9:45, and that is just because the phone rang. I haven't slept that late in years. It felt good :). Not much new here today. Waiting for a guy to call about refinancing the house to get improvement loan. I have bunches in equity in our house. So, if we get it we are having the back deck turned into a sunroom, new siding, new windows and a 2nd bath added, front porch added. Keeping fingers cross. We have a VA loan, and we have been told we couldn't get equity loan with that. Well, head guy at the bank says we can now. So, cross your finger. We need new siding bad. Cold and winding here also. My mom lives in MA and she is getting loads of snow. She has to go shovel out her door every 1 1/2 hours, otherwise she gets snowed in her house.
Hope everyone has a good day, stay warm by the bonfire, I am off to do nothing.

01-23-2005, 01:25 PM
Hello Ladies!!
Oh Ellis you crack me up yet again "You can always "cut your head off" if you want to remain anonymous. (we'll use Photo Shop, and add Pamela Anderson's head to your body)" lol Wouldn't that be something....I'll have to look around for some pictures! Well there is ice everywhere today plus some gusty winds...that's not good...I'm off today...and well I really don't wanna go out but we'll see what's going on....Girls I need some motivation with the dieting....I keep falling off the wagon...I'll lose and then I'll be bad and gain some back...sigh...I dunno why I do that...I need to be motivated or!! Everyone here is doing such a great job! Everyone stay warm today!!

01-23-2005, 02:43 PM
A drive by for me. It took so long catchin up on the readin I'm now out of time. Everyone is up and chattin this morning I see. Well I am off to get my stuff packed and ready to get on the road home.
Where is Amy??????????? I know she had a busy w-end. Or has she not been home yet!???????? teehee
I'll check on y'all chicks later! Have a great day all.

01-23-2005, 02:56 PM
Gish, how are you doing, hon? It's so hard losing a parent, isn't it? :grouphug:

It's been hard. I'm still sad, but I've been feeling some anger lately, too, because I just keep thinking it didn't have to happen. She was only 53, and if she'd quit smoking it probably wouldn't have happened. At first, I wanted to give up on everything, including my diet. But then I realized that I want to have kids someday, and I won't cut my life short by living an unhealthy lifestyle. I'm not really angry with my mum, just that she's gone.

little chick
01-23-2005, 02:58 PM
Hey chicks.... I have to get here more often. :D I have been busy lately and I can't even say why. I have been busy with dance stuff and kid stuff. Yesterday I taught in the morning then dh and I went back to town to get some grocries then we bought a new fish and then some puppy stuff. We finally decided on a name for the new little guy. "Howie" which we won't be getting today because it is storming like crazy. dh has shovelled twice already and could probably go out again. Well I must run and try to catch up on all the posts. I will be back.

01-23-2005, 04:35 PM
Just taking a break from shoveling out! We ended up with between 10-12", it's hard to measure because it's blowing around so much. So everyone around here is snowed in right now, and on top of that, a water main broke on our street Friday and the township hasn't been out yet so there's a frozen lake under all the snow that keeps getting bigger and bigger! I just can't believe the city haasn't sent someone out and is letting all that water just run and run!!!! What a waste, and we wonder why our water bill is so high? Anyway, the snow does look pretty, and it's warm and cozy here inside. I've watched 2 of my tearjerker DVD's, finished my book, and organized 2 weeks worth of meals for Phase 1, (YES AGAIN!) I absolutely MUST get back on track.

littlechick, I'm so glad you deicided to name your new little puppie "Howie" instead of Jake! We know so many people that have named their dogs "Jake" lately, that my DH, Jake, is starting to get a complex. I think it's cute.

Chipper, yes, you can get a refinancing loan with a VA mortgage, we did. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Barb, tell Brian Congratulations for coming in second, that's really good!

Misty, although your salad dressing has less than 2 grams of sugar per TB., I wouldn't use it on Phase 1 because of the honey.

"Hi" to all you other Beach Chicks out there, hope you're all having a fun day. I'm going to go and watch the Eagles game, see ya later!

01-23-2005, 07:40 PM
Well I am home now and will go to the store tonight or in the morning to get phase 1 foods because I am starting in the morning again! It will probably be tomorrow for store run my knee is hurtin pretty bad from the drive & my sister lives upstairs. I had a good visit just not long enough as usual. Well I guess we are gonna watch the game. Pullin for the Steeler's DH is from Pittsburgh area. Have a good evening all.
Anchor we are still waitin to hear from you! lol

01-23-2005, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the opinion on the salad dressing. I did go ahead and use it because it was the best that we had (I only used 1 tbsp in a huge salad), but I will be looking for a better variety tomorrow and saving the rest of this one for phase 2. It is really really good dressing -- Annie's Ginger Vinaigrette. I really love the flavor of ginger.

We are having duck, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts for dinner (I am having the sprouts, DH is having pumpkin). I think I have done pretty well today. I am looking forward to a vanilla ricotta creme for dessert.

anchor weight
01-23-2005, 08:48 PM
Evening All!

Sorry it took me so long to post. Dating and working at the nursing home and a snow storm almost killed me. :lol:

Hot date - He is such a cutie pie! A little shorter than I remembered but that is ok cause I'm short 5'4" He trimmed his beard down to a goatee cause I said he was kind of GQ looking. We had a drink at his house and went to Carraba's Italian. We had a great time. He's trying really hard not to like me too much (probably because I'm an old lady :lol: ) but I think he does. We had a great long dinner. Shrimp scampi, Some chicken parmasean thing. The only bad thing I did was have a couple of bites of his tiaramisu. We went out dancing until 1 am. Remember - I have work the next day. While dancing together I forgot that men can actually have bodies like that! :devil: But he is in such great shape it makes me really REALLY self conscious of my weight - but I tried to forget about it. This is something I guess we all have to work through when we are overweight. It doesn't seem to bother him so why does it bother me so? I walked outside and we were getting pounded by a blizzard. Which is probably a good thing because otherwise it would have been later! It took me forever to get home. I crawled into bed at 2:30 and had to get up for work at 6:30! :lol: I'm too old for this. I just try to think of all the calories I was burning! :lol: We did a little smoochie at the end of the date. He's a good kisser. :devil:

I had to drive to work in a blizzard on Saturday! Worked with my nursing home people all day and then had to drive home in the same blizzard Saturday night. DM had dinner ready so I ate and when I went to post last night DM computer was not working properly :( (she had more crap on that thing so everytime she loads something new it goes down) so I crawled into bed and finally got some rest. Got up this am and went back to work at the nursing home and now just got home. Whew! I'm pooped!

Even though I had a good time we are at such different stages in our lives that I don't know how to take this other than one date at a time. He's very considerate, gives lots of personal attention, actually seems to be listening when I'm talking. :lol: Its amazing that someone that young can have such good people skills. He knew that I had to work all weekend so I haven't heard from him yet but I've decided just to let him call me if he wants to see me again. Plus I let him borrow one of my CD's :devil: so I have a feeling I will see him again.

Sorry I left you all hanging! Hope everyone is doing well! I haven't even had a chance to read the postings from this weekend. I have to get DS in the shower. Hopefully I can get caught up with everyone at work tomorrow.

01-23-2005, 08:54 PM
Hey... great to hear that the date went well!!!! :D :D :D

01-23-2005, 09:11 PM
Anchor that's wonderful that you had a great time on your date! Sorry about the blizzard....I too am like you...I too am really self conscious of my weight it's hard to try to forget about it. You're right it is something we all have to work through when we are overweight. I wonder if it'll ever go away?..hmm...Well I"m glad you got home safe and sound...

01-24-2005, 12:53 AM
Well I'm glad to see lil Miss all nighter finally checked in! teehee! Yea just take it one date at a time and have a good time! WooHoo! I'm so happy for ya! Glad you are safe in all that snow!

a broad abroad
01-24-2005, 03:48 AM
geekchic, I hate to be the one to tell you, but duck isn't recommended for phase 1 - it has too much fat!!