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02-17-2006, 05:42 AM

I won...the battle that is. The one I had with myself about getting out of bed this morning. But, I lost the battle with myself when I ate some of my son's Valentines Chocolate last night. I hate the morning workout after I cheated the day before. Makes it feel like it's standing still instead of making progress. Oh Well, today is another day. There is another snack day at work today due to someone leaving and going to another job. "In your face" temptations are always difficult. Mamahulk and I work together so perhaps we will be able to give each other support today. I can't wait to see her tattoo today!!!

Trust me ladies - for all the glory I get for my workouts I must hang my head too often in regards to food consuption. I can't even fathom forgetting to eat or not getting enough calories. Staying at 1200 calories would never work for me and eating less than that??? Forget it!!! I am trying for 1400 or less and even that is difficult for me.

Mamahulk - How did it go???

Every Chick - enjoy this Friday and TTYL!!!

02-17-2006, 07:25 AM
Freaky~ As hard as you work at, your excercising, you deserve to indulge every now and then, YOU truely are someone to look at for motivation. As for the calories,,, I am giving fitday a break for a couple of days,, I am getting OCD about not enough calories, Saturated Fat,, and all................ Just cant take it ..................... Take Care,,,,,,,

02-17-2006, 07:53 AM
I got my tattoo. Can't beleive I did it. I have never done anything crazy before and I almost whipped out. So gald I didn't. I will show you freaky!!!
Ok so now about allowing yourself a little indulgence.
I agree w Ms. Crock. Freaky- you are so disciplined and strong willed, more then you give yourself credit for. You need to lighten up on yourself a little so you can maintain this and not feel guily when you are at your goal weight and eat one peice of choclate when you are 40. You are doing great. Keep up the good work. Although as much as I am discouraged with my weight loss. we will support each other today. I am right there babe! lol
After another sleepless night and baby awake for the day, I worked out again and I so bad wanted to sleep on the couch instead. I put baby on couch and did my biggest loser dvd. I am eating great latley between 1000 and 1200 calories and not loosing very fast, ggrrr so frustrating. Well hopefully I will be able to increase my wk out this wkend and then have a bigger loss. Good Luck everyone on a big loss soon. Have to run and have a great day.

02-17-2006, 08:09 AM
HULK~ If you got a digital camera, and can take a Pic of your new tatoo, WHY DONT YOU SHOW US?? that is IF it is in a place to show LOL,, I have three, and I love mine.........................good for you Two girls on working out, I am limited on what excersises I can do, Untill the Doctors (4of them) Figure out what is wrong with my right leg and my siotic nerve (sp),,, DRIVING ME CRAZY<<<< How I long to get back to work!!

02-17-2006, 08:54 AM
Ms. I will show it this wkend. It is my husband's name on my ring finger. IT is small but a big step for me.

02-17-2006, 08:57 AM
Good morning everyone, how are you? Well, I made it through last night without getting into the cookies. I watched Survivor with the kids and then I just went to bed because the CSI was a repeat and I knew if I stayed up I would be bored and then I'd want to snack on something. So instead I headed off to bed and read my book.

I can't wait until the cookies that are ours are all gone because then I won't have to worry. The leftover boxes are the troops and can still be sold so I won't have the temptation to get into them.

Part of me thinks that I should be able to just eat one or two cookies. I mean, for God's sake, it's only food. But I've come to realize that there are certain foods that set me off so it's best that I just not even go there. Do any of you feel the same way?

I'm getting ready to head to the grocery store and stock up on some good food. I'll probably check in later.

Hulk - I'll post a picture of my tattoo if you'll post yours;) !

Freaky - I admire how you work out so religiously. I want to get back into working out, I fell away from it over the holidays and can't seem to get back.

Crock - Sorry to hear about your leg and the sciatic pain. I had that during my first pregnancy and it hurts!


02-17-2006, 09:22 AM
3darlingsmomma - I completely understand about certain foods setting you off. M&Ms are my weakness. I can't have them in the house or I'll eat them all at one sitting. Also, I have absolutely no self-control when it comes to homemade cookies. I made some of the SBD peanut butter cookies the other day and I ate 6 in one sitting. :ink: I sent the rest to work with my husband just to get them out of the house and I'm not allowing myself to make any more. And I wonder why I've lost 2lbs and I'm already stalled!

Hulk - Great job, working through the tiredness and doing your DVD. That's always been my excuse: that I'm too tired. I've found that I just need to push myself through it. And I always feel so much better and full of energy when I'm done.

Freaky - I agree with the others; you work out so hard, you deserve to treat yourself every once in a while. Don't deprive yourself. A few chocolates won't derail all of your hard work. You really are in inspiration.

Crock - I've just started entering my info into fitday, and I can see how it can be addicting. I thought I was eating like a pig, but my total calories are barely breaking 1000. I'm full, but I don't want to throw myself into starvation mode, so I guess I need to start eating more.

02-17-2006, 09:25 AM
Whew! I slept until frassing SEVEN this morning and feel like the day is getting away from me! So silly!

Lucy doesn't know this yet but tomorrow she will be packing her bags and moving out! She is going to stay at the kennel in the Falls so we can do blood tests more easily and determine when she will be bred. Yippee! PUPPIES! I just love puppies. It'll be strange without her for a week or so but Hershey and I will enjoy the one on one time.

Lots to do today including making a huge fruit salad for a meeting tomorrow morning and getting SOME painting done for my Monday class.

Hang in here, Chickies!

02-17-2006, 09:27 AM
Hi everyone! I'm sitting here enjoying a bowl of mock oatmeal and catching up on the posts.

Freaky ~ You are WAY too hard on yourself, but I tend to do the same. I've started setting aside one day a week, where I can indulge in a special treat, and that has helped me a lot. Just knowing I'll have a day to eat something I've been craving gives me something to look forward to, and the will-power to hang in there. :hug:

mamahulk ~ I'm looking forward to seeing your tatoo! Did you say you got it on your finger? Ouch, that must have hurt! :yikes:

3darlingsm ~ What will power you have, resisting all those cookies staring you in the face! :bravo: But don't say "it's only food", that's how we all got here to begin with! :dust:

MsCrockett ~ Hope your sciatica gets better soon, my mother suffers from that, and I know how painful it can be.:(

It's raining hard right now and most of the snow is gone. Crazy weather, it's almost 60* now, and is supposed to drop into the 30's later! There's no school today, so I have to leave shortly to stay with the girls while mommy & daddy go to some big function in the city. Tomorrow my DD's family is stopping by to drop off the baby so they can take Nadia, their French exchange student, to see the sights in Washington DC. So Jake and I will have fun spoiling little Carley all day!:)

02-17-2006, 09:27 AM
RISE N SHINE!!!! :sun: :flow2:yes yes yes! post pics of Tattoos!

mamahulk: What a loving tribute to you and yer hubby!

MsCrocket: I feel yer pain darlin.. I have a bum left leg, The whole upper thigh has been numb fer years and even with chiropractic care and exercise, it just doesn't get better

3D mom: You've already exhibited more restraint than I...Girlscout cookies are the best! :doh:

Mornin' the rest of you bodacious goils!! :wave:
Today promises to be another GOHJIS day here in Nerth Caroliner!!!! I'll be outside enjoying every minute! Right now, I'm enjoying a most delish cuppa cawfee and watching the birds at the feeder...


02-17-2006, 09:37 AM
Ruth, you sloth! Sleeping til 7, what's this world coming to! :D Seriously, though, I'm glad you got some decent sleep, you've been so busy. Oh, poor Lucy, she's going to miss you and Hershey!

usmchoney ~ Aren't those SB peanut butter cookies good! I quit making them and the muffins, though, because I can't stop eating them!

Schatzi ~ The day was made just for you, honey, enjoy it! :dance: :hb: :dance:

02-17-2006, 09:55 AM
Good morning chicks! I weighed myself this morning..couldn't help it..and I'm still at 210. I feel bloated and haven't drank enough this week so that's probably why. I'll make sure to drink up before my official weighin on Monday.

Someone asked me in another thread if I like zig zagging my calories. I've heard that it works to keep your metabolism from stalling so I"m trying it. I shoot for 1200-1500 per day. Another question asked was if I log my calories into an online calculator. No! I find them tedious and they take too long. I have a huge calorie count book and just use that and calories from the labels. I also double check the calorie counts in cookbooks. I've made somethngs that the calorie counts were off by as much as 250. When I cook I add up all the calories in the entire recipe and then divide by how many servings I get out of it. I used to hate counting but it's a habit now. It really helps me be more concious of what I put in my mouth. Too see it all written down keeps me from eating that little something extra at night when I want to.

I made the bean muffins last night for dinner, they were really good but not exactly good dinner food. I went to bed hungry and then ate another one first thing when I woke up. I used orange blossom water, orange zest, and a few cranberries to make sort of an orange cranberry type muffin. They are really good but next time I need to use foil cups since they stick like crazy.
I can't figure out what to have for dinner tonight. What are you gals having tonight? Hey, I think I'll start a thread! :D

Freaky: I'm with you, I could never even think about going below 1200. I'd be too hungry and then cheat. Plus it would suck to stall out my metabolism and be not eating and still not losing weight. Keep it up, your doing great and those teeny tiny numbers on the scale prove it. :)

Ms.Crockett: Some people don't even have to coutn calories. If your very strict about it and are keeping to that few calories you're right to lay off for a while. Give yourself a break and jsut eat reasonable portions of OP food. Good luck.

MamaHulk: You're brave! I would never have a man's name on my body....bad track record :lol: ! But as long as you're happy, that's great. I do think the names on the ring finger are cool...very intimate and unique. I have a wreath of roses around my belly button....luckily my stomach is the place with the least fat on me.

3darlingsmama: You're doing so good with the willpower around the kids sugar stuff. I couldn't do it. When we were kids all sugar and refined carbohydrates were off limits...period. No will power problems for my mom, lol!

usmchomey: I love those SBD pb cookies, don't worry I did the same thing and haven't made them since. Some things are just completely off limits for me, but that's OK. I'm learning to discipline myself and lately have been able to add bread and cereal in moderation back into my diet.

Ruth: PUPPIES!! I love puppies! I can't wait to be in the position to have another dog. Lucky Lucy is gonna be a Mama! :D

Cottage: I hear ya on the crazy weather. Last night we had thunderstorms here. Who has thunderstorms in January? Those are summer storms! Weird weather!

Schatzi: Hello darling! You should see your godrat, Cecil. He is getting big. He has the tenderest personality of everyone. He loves to snuggle on my neck behind my hair. As soon as he gets above 1/2 a pound I will be sending measurements. A pink ballerina boy rat! This should be interesting :lol: !

02-17-2006, 10:10 AM
Good morning ladies. :p I'm pretty new to these threads - but now read your posts first thing when I get to work. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this - but I have a question for all of you. :?:

I'm now on day 6 of Phase 1. I've been following SBD faithfully - minus the caffeine. I REFUSE to give up my Diet Coke. :devil: I feel like I'm losing - but each time I get on the scale it appears to be slowly creaping upward. So, I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. :(

Any advice for a newby?

PS - Happy Birthday Schatzi! :gift: :gift: :gift: :hat:

02-17-2006, 10:11 AM
I am here..feeling fat today..not a good outlook today!!

02-17-2006, 10:25 AM
hey chiquitas!!

Freaky-one bite of cholate isn't going to put you over the edge. and you should be happy that you never go under 1200 cals that means your body knows what it needs.

Mamahulk I can't wait to see your tatoo. Is it around the finger or down it? I've got a small yin yang on my ankle and love it.

Cheer up Kyemom, we've only got one more good day of weather before it gets cold here. 67 today 43 tomorrow????

Pearshape-bean muffins?? yikes do't hink I want dh near those....BOOM

Puppies!!! yeah Ruth, I hope you'll give us pics once the big day arrives.

I'm off to my son's school. He's getting an award today! he's in kindergarten but received very the highest marks on his report card, didn't miss any days and is a good citiczen. What a proud mommy. The best part is that he doesn't know so he'll will be bowled over. Then we get to stay for lunch. I'm sure I'll stay OP b/c it's cafeteria food.....gross!

02-17-2006, 10:46 AM
Morning all.....not much to report. My weight is up...220. Grr I'm going to have to pay Pearsy if I don't get a hoppin! The really good news......I"M OFF FROM WORK - 3 wonderful days off....can you hear the angels singing? I'm going to pack, get an oil change, buy a couple of new cds & then I'll hit the road....I'll be home in time to fix dad dinner. I can't wait to see my cuite pie niece!
Have a great op day!

02-17-2006, 10:58 AM
CBK have you been going to the bathroom? Sorry to be blunt but once u go you will see a lossx

02-17-2006, 11:26 AM
Good morning!!

First of all - I so admire y'all that say hello to everyone individually. I get up every morning swearing I'm going to do that - but I never seem to have the time to sit down and do it. Right now - my 3 year old is standing on top of the arm of the couch - screaming at me "catch me catch me!" - because he is about to jump on top of me. Good grief - so I am typing fast so that I can find him something to do to keep the little turkey busy!!

OK - so my good news is - I'm down a pound and a half today!!!! Yippeeee!!!! I am extremely happy with this diet - it's really working great for me - and I am doing good in this cross of Phase 1 and Phase 2 and I'm not being obsessive about my eating too much and I'm still losing. I even added in a cereal in the morning and it's still going good - and I know the cereal isn't perfect - it's Whole Grain Banana Nut Crunch - but it so jump starts my day. I tested it out this week to see if I could still lose and eat that and sure enough - it's working! So, I could not be happier.

I will try to post more later. My 3 year old just jumped on top of me and said "thanks for saving me mommy" - lol - so I'm going to go kiss on him. :)


02-17-2006, 11:27 AM
I just lost a long (and witty !!! :LOL:) post when the power went off for the third time this morning. I suspect the howling wind we are having is going to cause problems today. I'm off to the store to get milk and some big bottles of water as I don't trust the ones in the cellar. I'll dump them out and fill again but need a supply of drinking water.
I did shovel the slush off the deck and porches - just in time too as the temperature is dropping fast.
So...if I'm not around, you'll know we lost power.

02-17-2006, 11:46 AM
I haven't dropped by the daily thread for a few days -- busy, busy. But it's Friday, I'm taking things easy. My weight (sneaking cheat mid-week peeks) has been all over the board this week. I've come, however, to pay no attention to anything but the Monday morning number. We'll see then how this week went -- with all my added fruit and grains. Also, I'm aiming to kick up the calories to at least 1200. Or stop counting, because it only frustrates me.

Someone broke into my car yesterday while it was parked at the train station. This sucks, even though there wasn't nothing of value in my car -- lots of stuff, but no valuables. Stupid loser thieves tore through all my stuff and went away empty-handed. I have to question their intelligence further, because I had a DVD/VCR player in my trunk. It doesn't work, but they wouldn't have know that. So, blah, now I have to get it replaced.:mad:

I would also just like to point out that it does not seem fair that the banner ad on this page is for Chex Turtle and Peanut Butter Snack Mix. I love snack mix.

02-17-2006, 12:52 PM
ckb - Why don't you post some menus of what you have been eating and drinking and we'll analyze them. If you are constipated which is common to phase 1, sugarfree Metamucil can help as can drinking your water and increasing your fiber (eating beans etc).

Me - We went to the Boot Scoot at Brian's school last night. He got up and did a complicated dance with the other third graders. They were so good! Then I got out there with him and did the chicken dance, YMCA and lots of other dances. What fun! And exercise!

The weather is so weird. Yesterday was 85 and the high today is about 38! We're going to be below freezing for the next 3 or 4 days and might get some ice. Yuck!

02-17-2006, 01:01 PM
I'm back from the grocery store, my pantry and shelves are stocked now with all the right kind of foods. I've got a couple of recipes off this site I want to try, I hope to do that this weekend.

I'll try and figure out how to upload a picture of my tattoo. I've tried once but it said the picture was too big or something, not sure how to fix that.

Well, I'm going to go get a few things done around here, namely laundry. My youngest daughter, Abby, has dance class tonight so I may not be on until later on tonight.

Have a great OP day!


beach bum
02-17-2006, 02:43 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Got very windy & cold this morning ,so I spent most of the morning making
:stir: VEGGIE SOUP :stir: to heat up my inners.

:cheer: Big Congrats :cheer:to all the losers & shrinkers,and I Hope you all have a wonderful relaxing weekend.

Hugs :) BB

02-17-2006, 02:43 PM
No time to reply to everyone today, chickies! I nearly walked out on this place today. I'm in a position where I'm lowest on the ladder, so when a parent comes in and rips me to shreds, I have to sit and take it. I'm not a "sit and take it" kind of person. I don't know if my personality shines through my posts, but I'm not a doormat, nor will I ever be. Working in a Christian school and getting snapped on for no reason makes me want to do/say some VERY un-Christian-like things.

I bit my lip though and watched this crazy :censored: storm out of my office, and THEN because of my STUPID PERIOD, I went into my boss' office and burst into tears. That's the LAST thing I wanted to do. I'm not normally very sensitive, but I was so frustrated. At my last job, I would have taken my high heel off and hurled it at someone who spoke to me like this :censored: did. Here, I have to just sit and take it.

I applied for yet another job today. That's 5 more I've applied for this week. Something HAS to come along. Right?

So I had to serve lunch by myself today and am putting off cleaning it all up. I'm also in charge of the food for the teacher in-service so Lord knows when I'll get to eat. Gotta run because school's almost out (early dismissal today) and I am DEFINITELY READY FOR THE WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!

Love you girls.


02-17-2006, 02:49 PM
Lisa ~ Hang in there, I would rather someone slap me than bit** at me for hours, even minutes,, I am hearring you on your reaction,, you poor thing,, I hope another job comes your way,, If your stomach does flips as you pull into the parking lot ,,,YOU NEED TO LEAVE>>.. that is for sure... VERY good luck,, chin up.. the good lord is mysterious, Hard to tell what he has in store for you , and why you are putting up with this kind of environment... Take care

02-17-2006, 03:00 PM
Lisa! you must Must Must (no not increase your bust! altho if you want some of mine we can talk)
Pamper yourself
I have a badddd temper that I control But when it comes to being consistently witched at
forget the High Heel I'd take my big irish head and headbutt the woman or in reality give her a Thanks bye
Thanks, BYE its my standard dismissive done with you Statement
I will say I'm from Jersey and I keep a case of Whooparse under my desk if need be We'll straighten out the OCD parents!

02-17-2006, 03:15 PM
Ko~ Amen , Sister!

02-17-2006, 03:34 PM
Thank you guys for being willing to help me. :crossed: Here is what I've been eating on a typical day::burger: just kidding!

Breakfast - :rollpin:
2 eggs scrambled (I use Pam instead of oil)
1/2 red/green/yellow pepper with a little bit of ranch dip
Diet Coke

Morning Snack -
15 nuts (almonds)

Lunch -:stir:
Soup or Stew (recipes below)
diet coke or water

Afternoon snack -
4 slices of low fat cheese
more veggies (broccoli, green peppers or celery) and dip

Dinner - :stir:
Soup or Stew (recipes below)

Desert -
1 sugar free jello cup

Soup - (makes 5 servings)
2 cans green beans
1 can chicken broth
1 little can lima beans
1 can black beans
fresh spinach
(I add either chunked chicken or lean hamburger right before eating depending on what I cooked for DH.)

Mexican Chicken Chili - (makes 3 servings)
chunked chicken breast
1 can black beans
1/2 red/yellow/green pepper
1 jalepeno
topped w/ light shred cheese

Black Bean Chili - (makes 3 servings)
1 can black beans
1 lb 97 lean hamburger
1/2 pepper
1/2 onion
topped w/ light shred cheese
1 jalepeno
chili power

Thanks again for all of your help!

02-17-2006, 03:34 PM
Morning ladies! (haha as I typed that I realized that it's not morning anymore) Where did the day go? I laughed as I read Ruth that you "slept in" till 7 this morning.... Because getting up at 7 is EARLY For me! I'm self employed so I guess that's one of the perks (and minuses are paying my own taxes and no guarunteed income)... Although it's been a great week because I had a closing yesterday, closing today and wrote up 2 contracts! YAAAY! This week I love real estate...

ALSO, back below 160 again after my weekend of indulgence... I can still say that it was definitely worth it... did an hour of eliptical this morning... man exercise is addictive isn't it? I SWEAR!

CKB, I can't give up my diet cokes either!

Lisa, count your blessings! My reaction EVERY time is to burst into tears, that's how I deal with anger... so you can imagine how embaressed I am when a client frustrates me or a fellow agent or my BF or anyone... I just hate that I can't control the waterworks... I would much rather get angry and deal with it than cry!

Hope everyone has a FABULOUS weekend... feeling hyper here in Texas today... OH AND IT'S FREAKING COLD! It's been 60s and 70s all winter and today it's in the 40s... can't wait for summer! ESPECIALLY since I won't be embaressed in my bikini!

02-17-2006, 03:50 PM
Thanks for your support, girlies. Man I am just HOT today. Period + ***** woman = Pissed off Lisa.

Kier, I'm Irish too, and I'm Irish with high blood pressure and PMS. I just keep envisioning what it would be like to break her nose with my fist. Is that unhealthy?

I just ate 2 points worth of chocolate instead of my 2 point yogurt. D'oh. Same calories, just different nutrients. Chocolate does have happy stuff in it though. Mood-boosters. Something to do with seratonin, I believe. Hopefully it makes me a little.... more pleasant.

Two hours and ten minutes until time to teach piano, and then I'm finally free for the weekend!!!!

02-17-2006, 04:17 PM
ckb - Your menu looks good to me for phase 1. Lots of veggies, not too many nuts, not too much fat, nice amount of beans. Some dairy would be good to add but I don't think that is keeping you from losing. Are you drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day? I sometimes drink Diet Coke too and I've noticed that I seem to gain a bit unless I made sure to get enough water the same day. If you were eating pretty healthy before South Beach then often your phase 1 loss won't be as high as others. I only lost 4 pounds after 2 weeks of phase 2 but I lost gradually over time. Maybe someone else like Laurie or Ruth will have something to add. You just may need to be patient.

02-17-2006, 04:31 PM
Thank you guys for your help! :thanks:

I guess I just need two things..

1. Patience :kickcan:
2. More Water :cheers:

Water might be easier for me! :rofl: It's hard to keep in mind that it took me 6 yrs to gain this wait - so I'm sure not going to lose it in 6 days! I will just stick with it.

Thanks again everyone. I'm not sure I could do this without you! :goodscale

02-17-2006, 09:00 PM
I will show it to all of you once I empty the memory on the camara. It is my husbands name aroung my ring finger. I love it and am so proud of myself for taking this step with the love of my life. I will show it soon.

02-17-2006, 09:56 PM
Evening chicks....

I am so glad that it is Friday!!!!!

I have to confess that since my weigh in on Tuesday morning that I have been eating like total CRAP!!!!!! It is TOM, but no excuse to eat the way that I have been eating. I feel so disgusting. I am looking forward to getting myself back on track this weekend.

Off to snuggle DD and watch the Olympics. I feel better confessing my awful eating.