Support Groups - STOP THE INSANITY Weekly Challenge #5! Countdown to Valentine's Day!

01-30-2006, 11:45 AM
The object of this thread is to STOP THE INSANITY! of doing the same thing week in and week out to lose weight, expecting different results, and not getting them! We invite you to challenge yourself to establish a new weight loss ACTION each week and repeat it for 7 days straight. Choose whatever inspires you and will make a difference in your weight loss goal - a certain amount of water intake each day, no sweets, a certain amount or kind of exercise a day, etc.

If you don't master the action - take it on another week. Once you have mastered the action, continue that challenge but if you are not losing weight (or inches) STOP THE INSANITY! :strong: and up the anty on that goal or take on another. We will weigh in and declare our challenge(s) for the week each Monday. I will award kudos for each day you report success and at the end of the week for total pounds lost.

We will support each other by staying focussed on our successes and/or challenges of the day and week and keep our personal stories to a minimum.
Let's see how much we can lose by Valentine's Day!

All that we have is right now.
Yesterday is gone, Tomorrow is not promised, and Someday is not a day of the week!

01-30-2006, 11:52 AM
Mornin' Ladies - I believed it, then I achieved it! After upping the anty and STOPPING THE INSANITY :strong: 5 days out of last week with my eating plan I finally showed a loss - 4 lbs! :carrot: :cb: :dance:

01-30-2006, 04:49 PM

Cat, I'm so impressed! 4 pounds! Of course, I knew the extra pounds on my scale had to come from somewhere, and now I know who to blame. :D

Last week was one long series of junk food, wine, late nights and early mornings... Which, of course, got me all blue. :( My intention was to hit the insanity button today, and while I may catch a tiny corner of it, I've already had more carbs than I should have all day, and it's only 3:15. :o (But those quesadillas were so, so good. Not totally bad, just too much.)

This week's challenge (again): to be in bed lights out by midnight, and no after dinner eating.

Bonnie, has it been lonely here with so many of us awol? Sorry, my dear. When I get the blues and try to eat my way out of them, I don't much feel like posting. I'll try to do better. :hug:

This is totally OT, but I'm almost at my wits end with my Zen cat. He's been on the special diet for about a month, and I thought his fur was growing back in a bit, but then I came home from a week away and he just looks awful. The bald patches are bigger, and the skin has little bumps that look like they're going to turn into sores. Argggh! I guess the next step is kitty prozac. (My neighbour came in to feed and play with the cats 4 times a day while I was away, and spent hours with them, so it wasn't loneliness.) The unfriendly little schmuck seems to have a neurotic need to have me around; I guess it's just not the same snubbing other people... I've always had easy-going, healthy lap cats, and I just don't know what to do with neurotic, food-obsessed Zen and little Lily with her constantly dirty, irritated eyes from blocked tear ducts.. Neither of whom will sit on my lap. Ever. I haven't felt this unappreciated and frustrated since just before my ex moved on... ;)

01-30-2006, 05:41 PM
Carla - my heart goes out to you - what does the vet say about your kitty?

01-30-2006, 05:57 PM
HI Ladies !

Thanks for this challenge and for sharing your stats !!

I've lost an additional 3 lbs for a Grand Total of 19 lbs since January 1st.

I only have 2 more lbs to reach for my V-Day Goal :carrot:

I know i can do it, but I may up the anty a bit !! :D

CONGRATS to everyone ~ Keep up the great work !! :hug:

01-30-2006, 07:00 PM
:dance: :dance: :dance: WAY TO GO, MSCAT!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: Four pounds is terrific, girl! :o How wonderful .... :flow2: Keep up the good work!

I promise to weigh in tomorrow but I couldn't face the scale today. I was eating real salty homemade soup at midnight last night, so wanted to recover from that before doing an official weigh-in. Don't know if the scale will drop below the 201# but I'm pleased with how last week went, and I plan to make this week better. So tomorrow, tomorrow ....:dizzy:

Carla, hope things will calm down with your kitties. These animals sure have minds of their own, don't they? Skin problems in cats and dogs are the pits; my Cairn Terrier's main aggravation is skin allergies, and he's over 16 years old now! At this age, we have to be careful about how strong a medication is; some can kill him. He can't have the big shot that used to knock out his vicious itching cycle; we try to do it with pills and oatmeal baths but it's so much harder. My sympathies are with you and your kitties! :hug:

MommaAshley, good to see you, and congrats on your 3 lb. loss this month! :flow1:

My Challenge for the next week: No more than one day above 1500 calories, and exercise six out of seven days!!! Good luck to all of you with yours ... :grouphug:

Sushi Penguin
01-30-2006, 07:46 PM
Hello Ladies,

First of all, Mscat, wow, I'm so impressed and inspired! :D Congratulations! And thank you for being a leader in action! :cheer:

Carla, sorry to hear about the kitties and your frustration... :hug: is Zen the one dropping 'silent but deadly' ones? But don't dare blaming Mscat for your 4 pounds! ;) :lol:

Bonnie and Casper, I realize I still have your unanswered PMs in my inbox... will try to get to those in the next couple days. First I didn't have time, then I forgot... aack!

Not much news with me... I finally got the idea of typing all this up while it's quiet at work and then post on the thread during my break, which is why I can write some more. My Ashtanga Yoga course started again, which makes me very happy, but not tennis yet and it seems like it's going to be a few more weeks. I was taking lessons near my work, at a very good price, but the slots they have now don't work with my schedule, unfortunately. I will be without a job in 3 weeks, and then coming here would not make any sense anyway, it's an hour's drive one way. Haven't heard from any of the other places yet. I'm looking forward to being done working here, I'm a bit sick of call centres at the moment.

Last week wasn't too bad for me, but I had some chocolate nearly every day - wanted to indulge a bit after finishing one of my 21-day challenges. I'll get myself together again soon though! :) No loss really this week, but I know that's because of more chocolate and less exercise. Scale shows 60.5 or 61 kg, or somewhere between that, which is either 134.7777777777... lbs or 135.555555555555... lbs or somewhere in between that... don't know if it's a loss or not! :lol:
In either case, I'm changing my ticker to 135 lbs - it's at 135.5 right now, only the half does not show. Hopefully things will even out soon and I'll stop being at half pounds, that always creates problems with the ticker... 135.5 reads as 135, yet you don't want it to say 135 when you're at 135.5 and you don't want it to say 136 either... at least such is my logic. ;)

As stated on last week's thread, my challenge will remain the same for this week: no food after 7 pm (or late dinner, whichever comes first), in bed with lights off by 10:30 pm, no more than one coffee per day and 2 days with no coffee.
Unfortunately, I had food late last night and thus missed Monday. However, I still went to bed on time, which I think is a success - you know how tempting it is to pass on your other goals when you miss one!

01-30-2006, 11:11 PM
mscat - great job on moving that scale

well I'm only down 1lb this week but I bought a new pair of pants yesterday one size I'm happy.

I have a kitten thats only 6 month old and she is in heat again right now for the second sleeping right now is hard...I really need to get her fixed soon...

01-31-2006, 01:41 AM
I have to tell you - I am having a tough time hitting the STI button - I am in bed and starving - trying to resist the call of kettle corn popcorn!

MommaAshley - :wave: :welcome: Sounds like you are walking the walk and not just talking the talk! Congratulations to you and :cheers: to those last 2lbs.

Bonnie :goodluck: on your goals for the week.

Sushi :hug:I know what you mean about those darn half pounds! Don't worry - you will see those losses soon. I am looking forward to the day I can get to bed as early as you.

dgpebbles :woo: for your pound down!

Last week I changed my food plan. It was insane to continue what I was doing before which was not following a plan. It wasn't making a difference. I am following phase 3 of the rice diet, slipping to phase 4 when I feel deprived. Both phases are healthier, less calories, and more carb controlled then what I was doing before. This week I am going to stay OP again (phase 3 and 4) and I am adding exercise 3 times this week. I taught a 45 minute belly dance class tonight so I have one workout down.

If you didn't lose weight last week, take an honest look at how often you cheated on your plan (food, water, exercise, and/or sleep). If you didn't stray from your plan, then examine if you need to hit the STI button and change something (food, water, exercise, and/or sleep).

I need your updates ladies on total days goals met and pounds down to give kudos for last week.

Sushi Penguin
01-31-2006, 02:56 AM
Mscat, could you tell me a bit about the rice diet? It sounds like it involves rice, which I love... ;) Thankies :)

01-31-2006, 10:29 AM
:woo: Back to 199#, ladies!!! :woo: Last Tuesday, I was 202#, today I am back to 199! YAY!!! So relieved to see Mr. Scale heading downward! :dance: Now I MUST keep it up, and try to get myself ON A ROLL! :flow2:

dgpebbles, big congrats on getting that scale moving!!! One pound is great (when we think *only* one pound, we have to remember that if we do that every week, that's 52# in one year! :o ) Continued success to you! It feels good to buy a smaller size, doesn't it? :hug:

Sushi, don't worry about PM'ing me. The question has already been answered ... no problem! :hug:

Mscat, is your rice diet one of the versions they do at Duke University over here in Durham? Maybe all of them stem from that, huh??? :)

Mscat, an update : I wasn't really Challenging last week, but I did do six days of exercise, and was truly good food-wise for four days. I stuck to 1500 calories yesterday, and did a water workout last night so one day down for this week! :^:

Have a great Tuesday, everybody! :cheer: Let's do it!

01-31-2006, 02:36 PM
This has been a great week! I hope you all are doing well and understand if you think I am getting being tough on you. I had to get tough on myself. I had to get honest with myself about not working with a food plan. So examine your plan (food, exercise, water and/or sleep). Determine if you are following your plan (honestly). If you are not, STOP THE INSANITY, of pretending you can cheat on your plan and be successful in making a difference in your health when you are not. If you are following your plan, then determine (honestly) if you need to change to another plan (food) or up the anty on a current plan (decrease calories, increase water or exercise) etc. It is INSANE to keep doing something that doesn't work for you or that you can't work.

Sushi and Bonnie - yes - I am following the Rice Diet from Durham. There are 2 books available on Amazon - Judy Moskovitz' "Rice Diet Report" which was the original publication and the most current publication which is "The Rice Diet Solution: The World-Famous Low-Sodium, Good-Carb, Detox Diet for Quick and Lasting Weight Loss " by Kitty Rosati, Robert Rosati. The latter may be available in your library. Check out the reviews posted on Amazon and Sushi - I'll pm you more details if your interested.:)

Bonnie - we applaud you for 6 days of doing something positive toward your weight loss goals whether it was a part of challenge or not. Consider these official bonus kudos :cp: :cp: :cp: :cp: :cp: :cp: for 6 occurances of an unofficial bonus goal and :woo: :woo: :woo: for 3lbs down!

Everyone - keep pushing and take it up a notch if you are stuck! It worked for me! :carrot:

01-31-2006, 03:01 PM
Last week - NO successes to report. :o

Yesterday: ate fruit after dinner, so no success on that, BUT was in bed with lights out at midnight!! :carrot: Good for me! Baby steps...

Sushi, Zen WAS the silent-but-deadly offender. The one good thing about the strict hypo-allergenic diet is that his poops are now almost flower-like, as are his little farts!

Mscat, you're so dynamic this week, you're living in the future! (Unless I'm wrong in thinking hump day is Wednesday?) I may look at the rice diet too- I do love rice!

Bonnie, it is so good to have you back down in onederland! We all knew you would do it when ready. It takes so little to get derailed, and it's so hard to get back on track! My last little binge was triggered by a well-intentioned friend who gave me a very late Xmas gift of my favourite chocolate with whole hazelnuts - giant-size bar. I should have simply turfed it, but "didn't want to waste it", so here I am 10 days later and about 3 pounds bigger. I'll know better next time.

Pebbles, is it possible your kitten is older than you realised? A second heat at 6 months! Gruesome! I took Lily to the vet at 5 months just in case. Of course she was a shelter kitten, and here the purchase price at the shelter includes a voucher for neutering. We're pretty lucky, as the vets actually contribute their services for next to nothing. I did pay extra so she could have an IV for hydration and some other goodie that would help with a quick recovery, but that was optional. The procedure doesn't seem to have changed her in any way, still as bouncy and kittenish as ever.


Sushi Penguin
01-31-2006, 07:50 PM
Hello Ladies :)

Must. Get. Self. Together. ;)
No, seriously, must! Second day of one coffee and lights off by 10:30 pm, but also of eating late... Totally emotional it was - I was very upset because of not getting a ride to my Yoga class, and thus being late, especially because it was for a really silly reason.
So I came home and had some mint chocolate sticks and a fruit smoothie... but at least I kept it in control - only a bit of chocolate and the smoothie was a low calorie one. I'm trying to come up with a tasty and healthy mango smoothie... find the bought ones to be too sweet, too expensive and waaaaaaaay too high in calories. I tried low-calorie ice cream a few days ago, but yesterday I opted just for milk. The first one was too watery, and the one I made yesterday didn't taste too good... perhaps I should add some orange juice or something, only there was nothing of the sort at home. I don't want to put icecream in because that won't go with the no sweets challenge I'm about to start. Any ideas for a low-calorie smoothie anyone? Just without bananas and apple juice! :)

Anyhow, must stop the insanity today and stick with no food after dinner! And I'm wondering whether my bed time needs some modification... I'm sleeping about 8 hrs (8.5 from bedtime to when alarm goes off, but it always takes me a bit to fall asleep), but I'm sleepy and tired in the morning.
No idea what the deal here is... it certainly won't help if I was to go to bed later, but it's going to be pretty much impossible to make it to bed any earlier... I usually don't get home from work until nearly 7 pm because of a long commute, and that changes to 9 pm if it's Yoga or tennis day, and there is stuff that needs to be taken care off at home. I don't really see a solution here... I could get more sleep next week because I start work later, but then the following week it's back to 8 am starts, which means leaving before 7 am and still coming back around 7 pm. Fortunately this job ends around Feb 17-21st!

Alright, I'll stop rambling and get to work! :)
Scale was a bit up this morning, serves me right!

Oh Mscat, I'll look for the rice diet book at the library, but it will be a couple of weeks till I make it there, so it would be cool if you could PM me some details when you have some time :)

02-01-2006, 12:51 AM
Carla - I have been a day ahead all week!

02-01-2006, 09:43 AM
I had a STI yesterday...My friend loves to go out to eat...she always calls me to go and I always give in....Then I'm trying to find something healthy when we yesterday I told her that I just couldn't go cause I need to stay on the health eating track...I'm proud of myself cause I love going out to eat and it's hard to say no but I did it..

mscat - I may have to look for the rice diet too...I think we all love rice so why don't you tell us all alittle about it on here instead..

02-01-2006, 03:41 PM
Happy Hump Day! This is the tough part of the week because we often get week with our resolve knowing that there are still 4 days left in the week. Stay strong and revel in those STI :strong: moments - they will carry you through the rest of the week if you just choose to believe in their power.

dgpebbles - Congrats on your STI :strong: moment!

Let me check my book and I will give you all some basic info on the rice diet this evening. Have a great day!

Sushi Penguin
02-01-2006, 05:51 PM
Whohooo! I'm glad to report I stopped the insanity and met all my goals on Wednesday! :D :cheer: I did have some chocolate, but I stopped at 7 pm and didn't eat anything else.
On to Thursday! :)

02-01-2006, 11:34 PM
Yesterday, no good news on either challenge. I think it was my last hurrah before Feb 1 and before return to work agin. Tonight: no food after dinner, the jury's still out on bed before midnight.

This morning's scale was back down. At least until last night's carrot cake catches up... :o I'm determined to be permanently under 190 by March 1.

Pebbles, good for you!

Sushi, I wish I could have just a little chocolate! But I'm a real addict - it's like cigarettes, I can't have even one. (I found that out the hard way. But haven't smoked for about 14 years, and even made it through the divorce without lighting up, which certainly surprised me!)

Mscat, you're doing so well - just keep on doing what you're doing. It's so encouraging to hear from someone who's found new inspiration! Thank you so much!:hug:


02-02-2006, 07:10 AM
It's 5:28 in the a.m. and I am up! One of the benefits of the Rice Diet is you start to feel better and generate more energy. The scale is wobbling another half pound down. Really got to break the scale addiction and get back to Monday weigh-ins.

Kudos first . . .

Sushi :cheer: for meeting your goals Wednesday and :strong: for STI.

carla :hug: you will be back on track soon. :woo: for your good scale report. How's your kitty doing?

Check out the reviews on "The Rice Diet Report" by Judy Moscovitz, "Heal your Heart" and the "Rice Diet Solution" on amazon - all about the diet from Dr. Kempner at Durham. Then get one of the books! I have Judy's book - hers was the first. I will give you the basics but I would not advise doing it without the book!

Basically starts out as a detox program in the first phases. Cleanses the body of all toxins - there is no salt, sugar, spices, condiments, meat, dairy, flour, caffiene . . . Need I say more? It is tough - but guarantees immediate, healthy results. After you have survived the initial phases (and lost tons of weight) the next phases introduce other foods to your system slowly so that you learn to eat regularly, healthy and sensibly. The object is to retrain your body, mind, and metabolism so that you don't gain your weight back by binging on all the food your body has been denied which often happens following other restrictive diets. Because the first phases are full of natural foods, you can - have to eat a lot and regularly to maintain your calorie intake. Imagine, a diet that requires you eat regularly and often to stay healthy and lose weight. What a concept.

Phase I - Rice, rice by-products (puffed rice, shredded wheat), specific quantities of fruit.

Phase II - add tomatoes and tomato sauce w/green peppers and onions(home-made recipe, of course) - you can use lemon juice to sautee and as a garnish (Wow);)

Phase III - add specific quantities of vegetables. Ooooo - you can have white vinegar here too!:)

Phase IV - add specific proteins, Phase V - Starches, grains, and eggs, Phase VI - is all the information in the books about maintainence.

The goal is to stay on each phase for as long as you can stand it but no less than a week. The first time I went on this diet many years ago, I lost 30 lbs in about 6 weeks. I was healthly, felt good. I got cocky and just stopped cold turkey - not finishing the diet through the maintenance stage. The results I am experiencing now are amazing - so much so I am thinking about going back to phase 1 (I skipped 1 and 2 and went right to 3 because I didn't think I could realistically stick to it).

Let me know if you have any other questions and have a great day.

All that we have is right now. Yesterday is gone, Tomorrow is not promised, and Someday is not a day of the week!

02-02-2006, 09:49 AM
:( :devil: Did I ever blow it yesterday!!! :devil: :(

All was just great, I did my water workout (3 days of exercise in a row! YES! :D), went to the NC State - Wake Forest basketball game last night, had a hot dog which was fine, BUT THEN ... BUT THEN... :( ,,, I gave in to the buttered popcorn .... and Oh My Lord, did that lady butter it!!!! And of course, I ate it anyway, bad Bonnie!:mad: Then I knew how badly I'd blown it, but when I came home from the game ... I still felt *hollow* as though I needed something *decent.* So I had a bowl of *lean* veggie soup, a small slice of bread, a glass of wine AND a pack of TastyKake-type things from Entenmann's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :dizzy: :o :mad: :( :devil: :dizzy: :o :mad: :( :devil:

Mscat, I knew the info on the rice diet was scary! :D Living in this area, I'm pretty aware of it, and what it entails, and I will say that YOU'RE A BETTER WOMAN THAN I AM, if you can stick with it! :o Good for you!!! :hug: I know it's a great program when you can get yourself in that groove.

All of you, have a great day! Mine will entail going to the weight room/biking tonight, and a long walk today to try to walk off BUTTER!!!:mad:

Sushi Penguin
02-02-2006, 06:38 PM
Goals met on Thursday as well! :cheer:

Mscat, thank you for the info on the rice diet. Sounds good!!! I checked the local library, no books unfortunately. I'll try searching online... do you think it would work at all to do just Phase 1 for one or two weeks? I'm going for a 3 week camping trip in March, and I doubt I could stick with it then. And realistically speaking, it will be hard for me to try the diet until late April or even until I'm back in Canada - and by then I shall hopefully not need it!

02-02-2006, 07:41 PM
Yep Sushi - it is a great way to jump start a diet and get those first few inspirational pounds lost even if you don't go all the way. The one concern with not continuing is your body will revolt if you eat rice and fruit for two weeks and then - BOOM! add all kinds of other foods in while you are on vacation. This is a diet where you pay when you cheat ;)

I would suggest doing phase 2 and then 3 within the two weeks before - and then add a serving of protein (fish and chicken) a day a couple of days before you leave. You will still lose weight for your trip - just not as much as you would or as fast as you would if you start with phase 1. However, I think I remember that you are a vegetarian - if that is so then, don't worry about the fish and meat! You will be fine. PM me if you can't get a hold of the book on time.

Bonnie - you are right - it is the toughest diet I ever tried (and I have tried many) but it gave me the best pay-off for my sacrifice. And as a result of reading the book and understanding the basis of the diet - I totally gave up salting my food :carrot: I have not salted my food in over 15 years!

Have a great evening ladies!

02-02-2006, 11:42 PM
Yikes, Mscat, no salt at all? I'd rather give up sex! (Hmmm. Wait a minute. I've already kind of done that.) :lol: I've had no luck finding the book yet either - nothing in the public library. And I'm not sure I could do the rice/tomato bit anyway.

Sushi, back to Canada? Are you one of us? I had no idea!

Yesterday I succeeded in both the no food after dinner and the in bed by 12 (actually 12:12 - I got involved in a book and missed the deadline. But I'm counting it as a success anyway). Today I've been food free after dinner except for a carrot which I allow myself. And I can still have a decaf coffee if I want.

I'm contemplating signing up for a 4 week, 3 x per week early morning spinning/fitness boot camp. Waiting to see if there's a space, and wondering if I can actually work out at 5:45 am. Or if I can get up at 5, for that matter. But if it happens, I fully expect to see some shrinkage...

Sushi Penguin
02-03-2006, 06:44 AM
Just came home after a long walk with a run. And lo and behold, we saw not one, not two, but three kangaroos up close - very close! They were standing in the grass, majestically motionless and looking at us. :D Add to that quite a few horses, one of which came to the fence when it saw us, two owls sitting on telephone wire right above our heads, and the two dogs that befriended us... Makes for a lovely evening. :)
And I had no coffee today! :cheer: I did have a bit too much of chocolate, but not much longer, so that's ok. And I'm tired, so I know I'll be in bed on time, so looks like Friday is a success. :)

Oh, and Carla, I'm not quite really one of you Canucks. :p Just live there when I'm not travelling.

02-03-2006, 10:15 AM
morning everyone....I'm having a great Feb...I've stayed on track with my eating and I've uped my goal for Feb is to do 1000 minutes of exercise and so far I'm at 120 min...

02-03-2006, 11:56 PM
Instead of stopping the insanity, I've gone and embraced it: I start my very early morning boot camp on Monday. Looking forward to it, sort of.

Last night missed the midnight cut off by 6 minutes, but was still wide awake and thinking dark thoughts at 1, so read for a while and finally took some sleep aids which must have worked, because I vaguely remember waking up. Today work finished mercifully early, so I got home in plenty of time to rest a bit before spin class.

I'm getting quite peeved about my spin class. They blast the music so loud I feel like I'm being assaulted. And worrying about the potential damage to my hearing (and my career) is a real buzz kill. So if the spinning's okay at the boot camp place, I may just switch over entirely. Am I just too old to want to be blasted like that?

Today I'm good on the no food after dinner challenge, and hope to make the midnight sleep deadline. 65 minutes left to wash up and finish my book. Working again tomorrow, but I lucked into a late start, and I think it may finish early, so that's all good. I don't really mind working right now: I've been browsing kitchen reno mags, and keep spotting costly and wonderful bits and pieces. so the cheques will be welcome when they finally dribble in...

Sleep tight, my dears!

Sushi Penguin
02-05-2006, 05:33 AM
Saturday good, Sunday almost good - just need to make it to bed by 10:30 pm.
I don't expect to see any movement on the scale this week, so it's time to stop the insanity and put the chocolate away if I want to meet my mid-February goal. I'll decide upon my specific challenges tomorrow morning. :)

02-05-2006, 11:43 AM
Morning far feb has been great...I've got in 220 minutes of exercise so far and have been doing crunches everyday also...eating is great...I can't wait for weigh-in tomorrow...

How is everyone else doing? I hope with this site being down that everyone got up and moving..

02-06-2006, 02:12 AM
How is everyone doing? I have had a rough weekend - too much temptation! We had a superbowl party at work on Friday and I ordered pizza with everyone else. While I was serving up my seafood pizza I realized I could have just ordered salad like some other good little girls :tantrum: I only had one piece - still a sacrelidge when you are on the rice diet.

Saturday was an okay day and Sunday I managed to get in a 20 minute workout on the treadmill. I think my weight is holding but don't think I experienced a loss. We'll see on weigh-in day Monday a.m.

carla :carrot: you go girl with your boot camp in the a.m.

dgpebbles :carrot: for your progress toward your exercise goal.

Sushi - how awesome about the kangas! My DD sited a deer in our yard. It has been over a year since we have seen one. We live in a secluded, slightly wooded street in the inner city and the closest wooded area is a separated by the interstate and a few miles of residential areas and streets. So it is also a rare miracle to see them on our street.

Have a great evening and looking forward to our weigh-in in the a.m.

02-06-2006, 11:53 AM