South Beach Diet - Monday Clucking - June 19

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06-19-2006, 06:20 AM
Another hot and steamy one is coming up! I turned off the AC last night - big mistake! :( I woke at four without the Lucy Alarm and cooled off in the shower. She is yipping now but it's time to crank up the day anyhow.

We are off to the vet at 9 for their last shots - this time it's anti-rabies. After that I may or may not do some gardening - it was just terrible out there yesterday afternoon! Hershey and I do a Thera-Paws visit to Maple View at 5:30 - it's the after supper stimulation programme! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

What's happening on your stretch of sand? :cofdate:

beach bum
06-19-2006, 08:58 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

We're up early as we are going to bring our car in for repairs,hopefully we'll get it back by the end if this week.

The reason we really got up was that the fire :flame: alarm went off at 5:15 A.M. No fire,and it wasn't the batteries,as we changed them a couple of weeks ago.WEIRD!! We think we have a defective alarm because the other ones weren't going off,just the one next to the bedroom.

My friends and I were talking about weird :wizard: things happening around their house, One gal told us that here micro wave went on by its self,and another friend said that her T.V. went on also.This is the second time our alarms went off.Could it be the humidity that is causing this?????????

Weighed in this morning up 2 lbs again,have to do something. Now that my stress[Leo's Cancer] is over I should be able to eat right and get this weight going down instead of up.Gained that 2-lbs back again,I seem to be rocking back & forth on these to numbers GRRRRRRRRRRR!! I think :chin: I had to much bread products again.I seem to gain when I eat them ,so I guess I'm off the bread again.

Hi:wave: Ruth-We don't have our A/C in yet,I guess that is got to be the first thing we do after we get the car into the shop as its getting pretty hot & humid :hot: here in the Cape. Hope all Ok with Lucy,as I wasn't lurking on the board these last couple of months.I really don't know what happening at all.

Have a great day Hugs :) BB

06-19-2006, 10:01 AM
I am dusting off my books and my fat arse and getting back on the beach. I will need much support to keep on track!!!!!! I REALLY want to get this under control.
HUGS and HI!!!! This is what Yesterday was like.Most days are jammed packed. Usually a bit more fun.


12 hours of cleaning yesterday and there is still much to do. Hubby actually cleaned up in the kitchen after his breaky and lunch building this morning!!!!!!!! I declare today a national holiday!!!!!!!

I will see how things go with other peoples kids.

Need to get DS ready for school. DD is still sleeping. A much needed sleep!!!
Yesterday was interesting!!!

First I programmed my new scale that Avon has. Measures body weight,body fat, hydration and bone mass. The sad reality is I have gained weight, I am mostly made of fat, I am not dehydrated and my bones are way more dense than average. I had an average day of not over eating but it was hard. Looking at cutting back carbs and adding more veg.

We all slept til 9am. A much needed rest for all. The kids have been giving DH stuff all week but also wrote little notes and put them on his pillow.
I am in the no gift for spouses camp.Probably is not what I would have done in the beginning but it is how DH is and now I like it. Keeps things simpler. Now that the kids are in school I get beautiful homemade gifts and so does DH. Every year for mothers day I buy myself a flowering shrub. Now the kids pick it out. On out 5th wedding Anniverary I had a ring made wiht the kids birthstones. Otherwise we dont do a lot. On my Bday we got out for dinner( all 4 of us). On all their bdays I cook a fav supper and choc cake.
I will probably bake DH a cake today.

This is how they beat me down............and why I sit here and drink tea and eat cookies keep getting fatter.

DH is watching a documentary, in the livingroom, on the occupation of Holland. It is blaring , volume is at 37. I listen to the TV at 12. Every time someone speaks he turns it up. DD has asked to colour. They had lost craft privileges for 2 weeks because they never put anything away. Some I give her a colouring page and crayons. DS joins her. They cut out their pictures and tape them to the wall. I ask, if they are finished to put the crayons, scissors and paper away and put scraps in the burn barrel. Neither does. They instead fight over DS resetting DDís tamagochi on her. We have a discussion around that. The TV is getting louder and louder. I ask DH to turn to TV down so we can all function or go upstairs and watch the show in the bedroom. He turns it up louder. I turn on the water and have a bath. I get out of the tub and he and the kids are having breakfast and talking of plans to go to his parents for the day. Complete news to me. He says he told me about it. He definitely has not. I take the high road and say I must of misunderstood you.
We have church at 11:30. He gets all pissy and slams things around and raises his voice to me. I go upstairs and get dressed. I come down and ask him what it is exactly that he wants to do today. He says nothing, you are going to church...............
We can skip church and go to his folks. I explained to him that I had worked 6 days straight of payroll and really wanted to do 8 loads of laundry, clean both bathrooms, clean 3 bedrooms and dust and vacuum today as well as finish putting together my Avon office. I also suggested it would be nice for him to go to his Dadís with the kids. That was just stupid, apparently.
So, I went and cleaned up the kitchen after their breakfast and sat here to vent. On Friday night he DID say to me , ďI want to go to my Dadís on Sunday and borrow his welder.Ē

Breathing......hard not to call him a big f***ing baby and walk away from it all. He is really pissed off at me. I have done nothing. I know(deep down) he is mad at himself because he does NOT communicate things clearly( has a learning disability) so is very frustrated. I am pretty good at decoding what he is really saying but missed this one by a mile. SIGH!!

Still breathing.
The craft stuff. I stood there and told each kid specifically step by step what to do to put their stuff away. Eg, see those scissors you used with the red handle, please pick them up and put them in the scissor tub..................... now put the tub back on the craft shelf.......................
Frankly it is exhausting.

My plan is too fluff and fold 2 lol and then go upstairs and tackle the bedroom for now.
Oh, I am thinking of getting ear plugs for when he is watching TV and I need to be on the main floor. Most of the time I retreat onto the computer because of the noise. Hence, nothing gets done.

DHís parents are not even home.................................... Confused.........
LOL fluffed and folded, DSís laundry scavenged from all over the house and yard..............
We have decided not to go to church and spend the day at home just the 4 of us. Hubby is watching another documentary, kids are playing in the basement. Everyone seems quite happy.

Hubby has also decided to follow the Docís advice about resting his arm injury. He IS folding a basket of tea towels. Very Happy Me!

Kids played a computer game with minimal battles between the 2 .

I went to the lovely, cool basement and brought up 3 empty buckets, a big box of metal thingys, 2 empty beer cans and empty boxes and took them out to the shed. These are all from the basement reno 2 years ago. Hubby said then that he would clean it up so I left it .
( told ya I was patient)I needed space for Avon market stuff so had to move it. I swept the floor and moved a shelf there and sorted stuff and placed it!!!! Felling good about that!!!!!

I can almost see the dining room table. Cool.

I have brochures and flyers for 2 campaigns ahead that need to be stacked somehow. The flyers slide over and are just plain messy. Brochures are in cases.
Having a tea without a cookie or little sammy.

Lunch type groceries got. Kids have been super whiney and bickering. DS is playing with his gerbil. DD is in he room for now for now, saucy little monkey.
I think i will cut a box down to slide under a shelf to hold the sale flyer for Avon. Didnít do the table yet. Kids were battling, opted for a change o scenery.

YEAH, the rain has started. Much needed. Farmers and my gardens are very happy!!!!!!!!!
It is teaming.
DOES ANY ONE USE A FEATHER DUSTER ????? I hate dusting. Wondering if it would make it easier.

My ďofficeĒ is sorted out and put away and dusted and vacuumed!!!!!!! I have papers to file tomorrow. Feeling great about this!!!!!!

DR is only a semi disaster.
I am running out of steam. I may sit and fold laundry for a bit. Hope I can get at er again after that.

I am tired out. I just put iron on patches on 2 pairs of DSís jeans that were already patched. Trying to get thru the summer. He mostly wears shorts now. He will need about 6 pairs for the fall.
Folded 2 lol AND put them away. The house isnít clean yet...............

The kids are putting away stuff from the toy/craft room so I can vacuum. Much sulking going on but they are doing it.
Havenít done either bathroom, 3 lol left to do, all the vacuuming upstairs to do.............I am pretty much done for energy.

I vacuumed. So the WHOLE mainfloor is tidy, clutter free , sorted out, tossed out and wiped down for the first time in months!!! I also showed the kids how to scrape their own plates and how to put them in the DW!!

I keep thinking about why things housework wise get so chaotic but it is really about lack of time. There are only so many hours in a day and the whole month of May was filled right up for both of us in every conceivable way and the bare minimum got done here. The kids and hubby do balk at helping but I am assuming that is pretty normal stuff. I get exhausted with the asking, encouraging, showing, disciplining etc . I was quite happy as a full time Mom and homemaker. Loved it really but the cost of living keeps going up......

I am still cleaning(9:30pm) the kitchen, sweeping the floor and doing supper dishes. The floor needs to be washed but it wont get done tonight. At least my week is starting off a whole lot less cluttered and dirty!!

Hubby just breezed in from a friends.Went up to kiss the kids. Wind has whipped up. We need more rain.
Hubby was open to talking tonight. I mentioned it would be great if ALL of us me included tried as lot harder to keep things put away. he tried to make light of it. But I told him I was very serious. It was tough keeping on the kids and dealing with their meltdowns and nonsence about helping. No wonder I give up.

Was in bed for 11, read till 11 :30.

Today my focus will start with cleaning the upstairs bathroom and then vacuuming DSís and our bedrooms. DD needs to clean hers. I have Avon orders to pack and 6 kids here all day.

06-19-2006, 10:30 AM
Having 2 eggs scrambled, with green onion, turkey breast and salt and pep and a handful of carrots!!!!

06-19-2006, 11:03 AM
Morning Everyone,
I'm a little new here, but hope to be here everyday for support.

This is the 7th day on South Beach. I lost only 3 lbs and I'm a bit dissapointed. With so much to lose I thought it would be a large weight loss....I don't know what I could do differently.

My word Hollyhock, I'm exhausted just reading your post. Hopefully your heart to heart will sink in.

Beachbum....I'd die without parents had a summer cottage in Dennisport while I was growing up....heard of it?? have been so helpful and encouraging to me, please tell me the weight WILL come off!

Hope you all have a great day...


06-19-2006, 11:17 AM
Workinit, THE WEIGHT WILL COME OFF! Sometimes the biggest loss is in the second week when your body realizes you are serious! :lol: Three pounds is good though!

Hollyhock, all I can say is Whew! and offer you all the support you need. You have my email and I promise to be gentle but firm. Tough :love:

Beach, don't be too hard on yourself - stress makes weightloss hard. We were all so glad to hear that Leo has overcome the cancer and are rooting for you to get back on track. (The problem with Lucy has been 4 am yelping since she got back from having pups. It seems to have stopped now though.)

I stopped at the Farm on the way back from the vet and got the first of the strawberries, some radishes and lovely Swiss chard - all organic! My own garden is organic by default - I just never get around to using chemicals!

It's spitting rain but I may try a little outside work to "get the house smell off me" as Dad used to say. It's still pretty darn hot though!

I hope your day is going well.

06-19-2006, 11:25 AM
Ruthxxx, thanks. I'll keep on keepin on and see what it brings. I do feel better, so that should be enough.

Hope you get alot done outside. It rained most of yesterday, so I couldn't et out there to weed and it needs it. Humid here, but not too hot yet. Day's young though.

06-19-2006, 11:45 AM
Good Morning, Everyone!

We have had an exhausting morning. My 8 1/2 month old son had surgery this morning to have tubes put in his ears. He has had recurrent ear infections for 6 months now.

He did well and is sleeping now.

I just finished up some breakfast cups that I made last night (eggs, cheese, turkey bacon and green onion)...they were yummy. I'm also drinking a very large iced coffee.

Just planning on hanging out today. I am having to take it easy on the treadmill since I am still fighting a viral infection (a month!!). I can get in about 20 minutes and then I get a bit dizzy! :faint:

Have a great day!:coffee:

06-19-2006, 12:17 PM
Hi everyone....I'm just stopping by for a brief 'hello!'

I had a cranky weekend, in general and eating-wise. I ate a lot of healthy things, but a fair amount of junk -- more than I have in the last six months. I felt like a switch had been flipped and every time I walked past the fridge, I had to make sure nothing yummy needed eating. I've been craving Cheerios lately and darn it, I ate a bowl on Saturday. I love Cheerios and wish there were an SBD-friendly cereal that looked and tasted similar.

It's so much easier to stay on track during the week, but still, I'm going to do a few days of Phase 1. Both because I want to kick the cravings and because I can't afford to buy any fruit right now.

Despite all that, I managed to post a loss this morning. Just a pound, but at least the scale's going in the right direction. I'll get back to the gym today and start feeling better.

Hope everyone's starting off their week in a slightly better place than me!

06-19-2006, 12:52 PM
Tossed a load of wash in. Then went outside with all 6 kids. Filled the wading pool and put on the slippery slide. We have 88% humidity. Gross and sweaty but fun. Then I got all 6 changed, dried off and redressed.Suits and towels hanging outside. This is why they pay me the big bucks!!!
Cheese and crackers and grapes for lunch.

Still need to vacuum, re make the bed, do paperwork and file stuff. feeling like I am running out of time and it is only 11:45. Oh, and flip and fold laundry.

I am hungry for lunch. Ruthie~ I have radishes too. Berries have been here for 2 weeks. I haven't put any down tho. just eatin them up.
Feed the troops and make a big salad for me.

06-19-2006, 01:06 PM
HOLLYHOCK, put protein in that salad!!!!!!!!

06-19-2006, 02:00 PM
Good Morning !

I had a real late start this morning. I spent most of last night at a neighbors house hanging out, being a marriage counselor and having fun. They drank and ate fajitas, but I stayed strong and had only water. YAY. And I got a great compliment from them... We were talking about tattoos, I said I was going to get one when I reached my goal weigh of near 160. I think they thought I was close to that becasue when I said I weighed 225 right now their jaws dropped and said no way, you don't look that big! It made me feel real good.

This morning I tried some of the breaksaft cheesecake I made yesterday, froma recipe for phase one I saw on here. Let me tell you I felt like I was cheating on my diet. It was my first time making cheesecake from scratch and it turned out so well, looked not so good, but tastes great.

Today I am just going to go to the dollar store and ger a drop cloth, some marble tiles, and cleaning supplies. Hopefully i can find a home depo and get some paint and new drawer knobs. I really want to redo my dresser. It is ugly! And maybe I'll go to the craft store and splurge on some paints and brushes and finally finish a pianting I started in 2000.

06-19-2006, 02:15 PM
I did Ruthie!!!

Romaine, radish, onion, carrots, turkey breat, a bit of salami, cubed up cheese and a dab of blue cheese dressing!! Followed up with a java and I am ready for the next hour of the day@!!!!!

Rinangel~ how do you make your iced coffee?????

Mud~ sounds like my kind of day!! Enjoy!!

I love Ruth oh yes I doooooooooooooooooooooooo

06-19-2006, 02:51 PM
Good afternoon!

First chance to check in today as we had Meg's 1 year check up this morning. She is healthy as can be, although our pedi wants her eyes checked by a pediatric opthamologist. They do a vision screening now and he wants them double checked. I am not too worried- the kid can spot the tiniest scrap of anything on the ground :lol: We will see though, maybe there is a problem and how amazing to get it detected early on.

Not much else on our agenda today- cleaning and getting laundry folded and put away. i have an art project for DD to do while the baby naps this morning. She actually enjoys just getting to be home and play, which is nice for me.

Eating was less than stellar this weekend. NEED TO PULL IT TOGETHER!!!!!

06-19-2006, 03:42 PM
Been checking in on and off today and love to read all your posts.

Mud...where can I find the recipe for the breakfast cheesecake?

Rinangel...where can I find the recipe for the breakfast cups you mentioned.

I have the hardest time with Phase I breakfasts.


06-19-2006, 03:43 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot to ask...where and how do I get the "weight tracker" thingy.

06-19-2006, 03:54 PM it was REALLY easy to make my iced coffee. I drove right up to the Dunkin' Donuts drivethrough and they made it for me!! When I make it at home, I've learned to just put the coffee, cream/milk and splenda right in the blender. Somehow it tastes better that way. Then I poor it over ice. Sometimes I add vanilla or chocolate extract (YUM!)

Workinit - I sort of followed the recipe from the SBD book for the spinach quiche cups. I mixed 6 eggs, chopped green onion, cooked turkey bacon (crumbled), shredded sharp cheddar and salt/pepper in a bowl. Then I divided the mixture in the muffin tin (lined with cups). I baked it at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. These are fabulous!! I just popped them in the microwave this morning, but they are good cold too!!

06-19-2006, 03:54 PM
chugging water

06-19-2006, 03:58 PM
Workinit, don't sweat breakfast! I sometimes have soup or stew or leftovers from the night before. The breakfast quiche cups are a Phase I recipe in the book. Check out the recipe section under breakfasts. ( There are lots of ideas there.

To set up your weight tracker in your signature, follow the instructions here. ( If you have problems, PM me and I'll set it up for you and show you how to change the weight as you continue to lose. Remember that you paste it in your signature and also remember to save it to update your profile.

06-19-2006, 04:00 PM
Gluggong water too. I think my brain has dried up. I just shortened a pair of BLACK pants using BROWN seam binding! Grrrr! Remind me not to take off my pants in front of anyone!

06-19-2006, 04:03 PM
now I HAVE to make iced coffee..............

06-19-2006, 04:04 PM
Ruth~I just had a vision of you swinging from a chandelier and waving your pants around....................................... brown seam binding and all.

06-19-2006, 04:07 PM
I think I got it Ruthie. Thanks a million! You're the BEST!

How does it look????


Wannabe Hotmama
06-19-2006, 04:21 PM
I'm finally well again. I had STREP throat. :p I don't know if any of you have at it before as adults, but it's the worse sickness. It started Wednesday afternoon and had me down until yesterday(Sunday) afternoon. My whole body hurt, my muscles and joints, my throat felt like I had sand paper in it....I wouldn't wish that on anyone. Needless to say I fell off the beach. First I didn't want to eat anything. Then after I got my antibiotics I had to eat to keep from getting sick. I couldn't stand anything to rub the back of my throat so I ate soup, cream of chicken and tomato, and drank gatoraide. :^: SBD isn't the way to eat when your sick that's for sure...
So I'm spreading my towell out and putting on the sunblock. I haven't noticed any cravings so maybe I wont have to do phase I again.

06-19-2006, 04:34 PM
Made the iced coffee. Used the food processor(no blender) it all exploded out the top because of the ice cubes. major disaster. But yummy. Note to self. Chop ice cubes first then add other stuff and blend.

beach bum
06-19-2006, 04:54 PM
Congratulations :cheer: Ruth for Lucy becoming a mom.,and thanks for your prayers & support you gave us during this time. We're back to our normal lives again,and we both have to go back to healthy eating.

Hugs :) BB

Changed my ticker to the Hawaiian tropical scene,as thats where we are heading for our 40th Anniversary cruise.Now that the cancer is in remission.

06-19-2006, 05:24 PM
(( BeachBum)) Glad you can make some happy plans!!!!!!!!

06-19-2006, 06:33 PM
just a quickie...but i wanted to say I love your new pic Kiko!!

06-19-2006, 09:47 PM
Thanks Bat! :)

Made a tasty dinner- I used a pork chop recipe from the SBD cookbook. They were so good! My kids loved them- I did veggies on the side and then some Stove Top for them. The stuffing was tempting, but I am working on getting myself back on track, so I didn't blow it. The pork chop recipe may already be posted, but I will if it isn't.

We are off to play out front- we aren't outside too much during the day unless we are swimming. Too dang hot until the sun goes down a bit.

Have a great night all!