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02-20-2006, 07:29 AM
Freaky....where are you? I figured you would of already started us up this morning?
Well ladies....I feel awful....just broken-hearted. I went to Ohio to visit my dad (6hr dr 1 way) & he didn't even spend any time with me. He was too busy with his girlfriend! That was a shock mother just passed away in June. And now dad is dating my sister in law's mom. Every time I tried to talk to him, he would open up the Bible & ignore me - talk about culture shock. I have always been daddy's little girl - center of his world & now I'm nothing. That hurt - a lot.
So I spent some extra time with grandma - she still loves me, but claims she ready to go....she's mixing pills claiming she going to kill or cure her pains - lovely. So after driving back yesterday I went to bed.....I had an awful weekend. Eating was not happening - so I'm sure I didn't gain, but I have lost my appetite.
PLease tell me you had a better weekend than me!

02-20-2006, 08:06 AM
Soon- that is aweful, that was a bad weekend but now it is over. Try to find something postive about the past with your family and then find something to focus on with your own family that will brighten your day. Watch a movie with the kids, take them to lunch. Just my advice. I am an only child but since I got married and had kids every year my dad gets worse. A little more mean and angry, he loves my family but doesn't know where he belongs in my life so he gets nasty. SO then I just focus on my family and still try to tell and show him I do love him. THat's just my advice but I do hope you feel better.
Freaky and I are off today so maybe she is sleeping in and I know she has her son this wkend so she may be spending a lot of time with him.
Well everyone is asleep so i am off to wkout. I didn't loose or gain so now have to step it up this week in order to make my goal by March 2nd. SO I will check in after my workout.

02-20-2006, 08:32 AM
Hello Ladies and quit shaking me already!!!! I'm awake, I'm awake!!!

Seriously though I slept in until 7:00 am for three days in a row and it's a beautiful thing. Royce and I have indeed been spending massive amounts of time together this weekend. So much that I think he is ready to run screaming to his father's house - lol. I am off today but...

mamahulk - I have the beeper now and have four places to go plans??? :devil: :D

Soon - I'm sorry about the thing with your Dad. Maybe it will be short lived but the point is that it hurts. I agree with Mama. You can't change or control anybody but yourself so you have to put it away and enjoy the other things and people arroud you. (It still hurts though)

Well, I had an eating fest this weekend that started with Friday's snack day at work and just kept going. I even took a day off from workouts. I had a lot of junk and crappy food. I will not be going near a scale for several days so that I don't just curl up in a ball and stay that way. Days off are not a good thing for me and my healthy eating life style. There isn't anybody but me here to hold myself accountable for all the terrible eating.

:dizzy: What is that saying....
If a chick eats pizza and chocolate and no one witnesses this...did it ever really happen???

LOL - I'll be checking in later.

02-20-2006, 08:40 AM
Good morning, Chickies~~ :coffee:

A cold, wet, soggy, nasty morning here in the south. Yuck!

((((Soon)))) I'm so sorry you had such an awful weekend. You might want to write your dad a letter and tell him how hurt you were by his coldness. After all, you drove all that way to visit him and he ignored you. There has to be some reason for it. Maybe he feels that you don't approve of him being in another relationship so soon after losing your mother? But don't keep it bottled up or you'll find yourself farther and farther apart from him.

Not much going on here, scale-wise. I've started on some probiotics and slowly, my tummy seems to be improving in its relationship with veggies/roughage. I'm looking forward to being able to eat my 4 cups worth again without hideous repercussions. And get the scale moving downward again. :) I can eat oatmeal once again, which is a good sign!

Good morning, Mamahulk and Freaky (we were posting at the same time)!

Okay, off to make coffee and breakfast.

02-20-2006, 08:50 AM
Well as much as I did not want to I worked out. I really did not want to but I did and it was a good work out. I agree freaky it is hard being home. I did not eat as well as I would of at work. Kinda gald I have to work tomorrow. Well kinda, still love being home. Call me about work, we will talk about the schedule.
Well have to get baby up, he is hacking away up there, time for more meds.
I need to get more fcoused today, anyone with me??? I've got shed some pounds!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great mroning everyone.

02-20-2006, 09:15 AM
Good Morning,

Soon, that's so sad about your Dad and Grandmother. I'll bet your Dad is feeling a little embarrassed about his relationship, and doesn't know how to handle it with you. YOu know how men are, they handle things differently than we women. I know it DOES hurt, though. :cry: I hope things will improve with both him and your Grandma. :hug:

Hi, Mamahulk and Freaky, enjoy your day off!

Mamacita, I'm glad your tummy is getting back to normal.

I thought I was having the morning off, but I just got the call to go in early. :?: And here I started a load of laundry and turned on the self-cleaning cycle on my oven, thinking I had plenty of time! Oh, well, I can turn off everything and hopefully do it when I get home. My eating was awful this weekend, it started with our belated Valentine's dinner out on Friday night, and just went downhill from there. So today it's back to healthy eating, and I already went to Curves for a heavy duty workout.

02-20-2006, 09:46 AM
Oh, Soon! How hurtful! Reading the Bible doesn't seem to be helping much! Tell him I'll have his balls for bookends! So sorry your weekend was crappy!

Mamahulk, good for you with the exercising! You are doing just fine. When is tattoo day or did I miss it?

Freaky, I've had a bit of a food fest myself. Good idea to avoid the scale. Mine is stuck, I've decided!

Cottage, too bad about work. It sounds like you had a Big Domestic planned. It'll wait.

Mamacita, that darn tummy is certainly taking its time, isn't it? Being able to eat oatmeal now is certainly a sign of improvement.

It's a gloriously sunny day today, cold but with hints of spring. The birds are having major discussions this morning - courtship?

Hershey and I slept until 6:30 this morning. She is thoroughly enjoying being my only dog - has her head on my feet right now. I am planning to take her to my painting class this afternoon. The teacher is a dog nut too and Hersh will just lie under my work table the whole time - except for tea time when she'll mooch.

I've a very busy week ahead so had better get my butt in gear and tackle this morning's schedule! Bath and hair first and then I'm into Domestic Goddess mode! :lol:

02-20-2006, 09:56 AM
I declare today.....
Canadian National Day of the Domestic Goddess..... all of our homes will be cleaned by professionals, dinner cooked by a gourmet chef, children cared for by super nanny,we all go out for a spa day and the sleep at a fancy hotel on 200 count egyptian sheets.

We Canadians really do need a holiday in February.

02-20-2006, 09:59 AM
Soon-I'm sorry about your dad too, hopefully it's just a bad phase he's in. I agree that a letter might be a good way to go.

Freaky & Mamahulk enjoy your day off, Ruth enjoy your dog and your painting class, Mamacita glad the tummy's getting better

I got to go out on a moms night out last night-nothing wild but it was fun to hang with the girls and I ate BAD. I had a big beautiful healhty dinner so that i wouldn't eat bad but I did so I'm sure I got my full calorie count in, plus some. I indulged in pepperoni bread and this pudding/fresh whipped cream, brownie, heath bar delite-yeah that's right :moo: :moo: the funny thing is that even my gorging really wasn't on par with the way I used to be able to gorge...either way off to the gym

02-20-2006, 10:00 AM
LOL Ruth I just read your post after i posted. You cannot be in domestic goddess mode because it is a national day off!!!!!!!

02-20-2006, 10:01 AM
Good morning girls, hope your day is starting out well.

Soon - My heart goes out to you. I lost my mom in June of '03 and I don't have much of a relationship with my father so since her death I've been pretty much on my own. I have an older sister but our relationship changed after Mom died, sometimes I think that Mom was the glue that held us all together. My parents divorced when I was a teenager, my father had been unfaithful for many years and he consequently married the "other woman" and he is still married to her now. He lives 10 minutes from me but I have not seen or spoken to him since Christmas Eve. My only advice is to just focus on your kids, that is what I do, I focus on my family.

Hulk - Kudos to you for working out even though you didn't want to. I struggle with that myself. I'm planning on starting to work out this week 3 times, that is my goal. I want to work myself back to 5 times a week.

To everyone else, let's have a great OP day! I'm just taking it meal by meal, today is day 5 for me and I can tell I've lost some weight. My jeans are fitting nicely again and my face isn't bloated anymore.

I'm at work right now but I'm only working until noon since the kids are home. I was hoping my mil would offer to come in this morning so I wouldn't have to but no such luck.

I'll check back later.


02-20-2006, 10:11 AM
Soon - Wow! So sorry for what happened this weekend. I had a little rejection-fest of my own last week from someone I care about, so I can definitely relate. :hug: This week will be better!!!!

Hope everyone who has the day off today enjoys it. I'm stuck here at work. :( And hope that everyone who's sick is starting to feel better. 'Tis the season.

I was going to weigh in this morning to get an official jumping off point after being off program for so long. But, I took a look at the scale and knew it couldn't be right. I broke the scale - that can't be good! lol :o Anyway, I stepped on the scale when I went to Curves this morning, and I'm right where I was when I left off last month. Knowing that I didn't put any weight back on made me feel pretty good.

Everyone have a great day!

beach bum
02-20-2006, 10:20 AM
Hi Chicks:)

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I starting a new challenge for myself, this weekdend,by writting everything down that goes in my mouth without thinking.So far so good, I'm know aware of what I'm eating. I'm also started a [Eat like a King Breakfast thing] to start the ball rolling again.

Will let you know ifit works. I down 1 lb this morning.

Hugs :) BB

02-20-2006, 10:32 AM
Morning Beach babes...sounds like a weekend of bad food choices arounds here...Well, me too. have a great day, I will check in later

02-20-2006, 10:33 AM
Hey chicks, bad eating day yesterday..very bad! To say the least I won't be going near the scale today. THis week will be better.

Soon, sorry about your weekend. Hope this week is better for you!

02-20-2006, 11:15 AM
Good Mornin' Ya'll

Soon---:hug: to you, I understand how you feel. But I agree that you have to focus on you, there is absolutely nothing you can do about your dad. He will eventually come around, and then he'll have some mending to do w/ you. And if all else fails take Ruthie up on her offer, :D

I haven't been on in a while, so sorry and hey to everybody I've missed. Been very stressful at home, w/ brother and niece and money and son w/ girlfriend issues and her parent's issues. I think my house is like a safe haven for everybody to come to me w/ their problems. I usually don't mind but my gosh, enough is enough all at once. whew off my chest, thanks!!

I was sick all weekend, actually started last wednesday. But last Sat (my weigh in day) I was down to 195, but since been sick eating chicken noodle things like that, only back up to the 198 I started w/ at first of month. But hey you gotta take care of yourself when you're sickly.

I'm feeling much better, still a bit "oooogey" but back op, I think I'm just gonna stick w/ p2. I just don't feel up to doing p1 again.:o

Well, gotta get back to work, I hope everyone has a great day and will talk to you soon.

take care;)

Stephanie Osborne
02-20-2006, 11:48 AM
Well I am BAAACCCCCKKKKK, did you guys miss me? I had a wonderful trip although man am I tired. I was shooting for like 12-13 hours a day. I brought my free weights with me to do some strength training but with how sleep deprived I was, I did not get around to it. However, I was awesome with eating. I ate extremely healthy all trip long until the last dinner. I went to one of my favorite restaurants and got my usual. The scale has rewarded me with a 3.5 lb deficit so I am psyched. Not much to do today just working from home. I am starting the self 2006 challenge today. Hope to get some kind of a decent workout in...

soon - that is awful hun, I am sorry you had to go through that. Just keep your mind on the upcoming wedding!

freaky - you were doing so well! I know what you mean about accoutability on weekends. Seems like 9 times out of 10 I blow it as well.

mamahulk - great job getting up and getting your workout in early. I always wait until way to late in the day to get it done. I should follow in your example and maybe I wouldnt miss them...

ruth - domestic goddess? I love that. Where can I get instructions on how to become one of those lol.

hollyhock - you had me going, I had my bags packed and was looking for a one way to Canada lol.

jana - I broke my scale too a while back...Sometimes I think the darn things just give up...

tammy - My moms house is the same way. She is so understanding and sometimes people take advantage. I am glad you are feeling better!

Hope you ladies are doing well and staying OP...

02-20-2006, 11:59 AM
Well, I'm finally back on track (fingers are crossed!!!!!!) :dust: :dust: It's been a bad several weeks and it's time to crawl my way back to my towel. Move over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So......Day 1 Phase 1! (If I say it out loud maybe I'll feel more committed)

Anyway, it's been fun to read and catch up on the posts! I'm feeling motivated by seeing you here trugding along day after day. I love the SBD, it's done well for me before, I just need to find my "zen" and stick with it.

soon to be... HUGS

freaky...are weekends part of the week?:D

beachbum, you motivated me to do the same....I'll write it all down too!

stephanie, sounds like you had fun

Ruth, send some of your glorious birds my way....I'm tired of winter.

cottage, Valentines ...Halloween.....president's day......I use anything for an excuse.

Well, I need to get busy, ER is starting to get busy. I'm going to keep checking in throughout the day to keep my motivation high when the going gets tough! HUGS TO ALL!!!

02-20-2006, 12:01 PM

Quick check in as I am at school and need to be grading papers!!

I made it through the day 100% OP yesterday and feel great! Meals are planned for today- although I am taking it one bite at a time to get myself back on track.

The end of the month is quickly approaching and I want to make my goal. We shall see..... I have screwed up a lot this month!

02-20-2006, 12:08 PM
Good Morning all.

Today, I move on to Phase II, gonna do this EASY, gonna start with Oats for breakfast, and an Apple with lunch this week, I am not Missing bread , so I am not even scheduling it in yet.. As long As I am not wanting it, just because I can have it now, doesnt mean I have too..... (sheewww)
I believe I am going to stick with the Plain Yogurt with the SF Poweder Jello.. Because I am very unsure about the "other" yogurt,,, not sure what or what not...... been reading the FAQ but just cant get the info I want,,,,

I hope everyone will have a good day, and stay OP,,, Take Care All

02-20-2006, 12:24 PM
Soon: I'm sorry to hear about your weekend. I hope things get better for you and your family. :hug:

02-20-2006, 12:27 PM
I don't have much to say today. Still OP & still losing. Just thought I'd say HI!

02-20-2006, 12:32 PM
Good morning ladies. I just want to post a quick hi before I head out to the grocery store. I've gotten lazy with my eating, so I've decided to go back to phase 1 for a week or two just to get myself back on track. I'll be back later.

02-20-2006, 01:11 PM
Hi everyone! It's been a few days but not a lot has really been happening with me. Same old stuff - working at grad school, trying to stay on-program and in shape, waiting on law school news. Blahhhh. And today my ticker is a lying liar. I gained 1.5 pounds this week!!! EEK! :eek: :yikes: :eek: :yikes: I did a lot of comfort eating when I found out about my miscarriage so I think it finally caught up with me. :( Oh well. Today and from now on, renewed discipline and willpower for me! :dust:

Soon ~ I am so sorry to hear about what happened with your dad. :hug: I hope your week starts to get better!

Mamahulk and Freaky ~ Lucky, lucky you to have the day off! Enjoy!

Tammy ~ I hope you feel much better soon!

Everyone else, I hope you have a grrrrrrrrrreat on-program day!

02-20-2006, 01:14 PM
Calling Weezle,, Calling Weezle,, Where ARe you, I hope you are feeling better, I look forward to reading your posts.. ... WHERE ARE YOU.......

02-20-2006, 02:09 PM
Woke up at 4AM and couldn't go back to sleep... that NEVER happens to me so it's thrown off my whole day... worked out from 630-730 though to get it over with since I knew my energy would just go down today... Left the house without my real estate key or phone so had to turn back around... got to the inspection and as I was leaving realized I locked my keys in my car... so 40 bucks later I had my keys... got to the office just now and had an email from one of my best friends saying they were using someone else for real estate... that was the kicker and I broke down and SOBBED behind closed doors... I'm gonna get done everything I need to get done here and then go home...

Any suggestions for ultimate SB comfort food? PIZZA is sounding so good, but can't go there yet

02-20-2006, 02:33 PM
I just tried the peanut butter cup recipe, oh my goodness was it good:love: ! This treat is a keeper!

Christina - I'm so sorry about your miscarriage. Go easy on yourself, I would be eating for comfort too. :hug:

Sarah - Wow, you have had a hard day. Maybe you could treat yourself to a manicure/pedicure or a nice, long, hot bath tonight. Take care. :hug:

I'm working on chore charts for my children. I'm hoping the charts will help me keep track of what their chores are and getting them to do them. With lacrosse season just around the corner, I need to find a system that works because I need some help around here and they are all old enough to help now.

I'm really struggling with lunch ideas. I feel like I'm eating the same stuff day after day. I think when I enter phase 2 I'll have more choices.


02-20-2006, 03:19 PM
I'm popping in kinda late today! I had a busy day..measured and remeasured the front yard for my flower gardens this year... I'm going to do an English Cottage garden with Calendula Cornflower Tall Blue, Baby's Breath, Dwarf Candyfuft Fairy Sweet William , Daisy, Red Mix, Evening Primrose, Poppies, some red phlox and , Black Eyed Susan.. I'm making flower boxes for the deck and will use a butterfly/hummingbird attracting flowers...Then 2 raised bed veggie garden.
I made a scratch Cherry Cake for DH who comes home today :dance: I'm soooo happy he is coming home!

Soon: :hug: :hug: is all I got to say darlin'

the rest of you chickadees a big HOW DEEEEE DOOOOOOOO!

02-20-2006, 04:03 PM
I got the Tattoo last Thursday. I love it. I will see if I can get Chris to help me with the picture tonight.
I got my nails done, a pedicure and my brows done today. At first I felt guilty about spending money but I knwo I really needed a break. Last week was aweful and I even went tanning today. I feel so much better. Well hope we all have a good OP day. Talk to you all soon.

02-20-2006, 07:57 PM
Well, my day off turned into 5.25 hours of Emergency On Call for beeper duty - WHAAA!!!!

Oh Well...that's a lot of OT and I get a day off sometime because today was an official Holiday for county employees.

I'm home now and eating a salad - grabbed a non-op roll with cheese and sausage on the road earlier out of hunger and desperation. Didn't expect to be gone so long and my hunger got the best of my will power.

At least the money will come in handy for paying for the upcoming birthday party at the bowling alley for my son...10 bucks a head and 20 kids in his class...yikes!!!


02-20-2006, 09:49 PM
Evening gals...

Day two of clean, OP eating. Of course, I do still need to make it to bed without messing up. I don't feel that "urge" that I get, so I think I will be just fine.

Special treat tonight- DH got home early. We had stopped at home before DD's dance class and in he walks. DD hasn't seen him all weekend, so she talked him into taking her. So, I got a chance to hang with the baby and do a WATP video. Yippee!! :running:

On another note- I haven't been 100% thrilled with our baby's sitter. I found a place for her to go next school year that I love. They didn't have any openings, so I was going to wait. I got an email from them today and they have an opening as of March 6. I am thrilled and so excited to get her somewhere else. It is more money (of course!), but will be well worth the peace of mind. :angel:

Our state reading test is tomorrow. In Texas, both 3rd and 5th graders have to pass the reading portion to be promoted to the next grade level. In addition, 5th graders have to pass the math test in April. It is quite a bit of pressure for both kids and teachers. We shall see.......