Good morning, Chickies!
<--it doesn't look like that here, but one can hope, right?
: I think it's great (not lazy!) that you are resting up and taking care of your health!
I also think the nutcracking idea is a great one. However, try, as hard as you can, not to munch in front of the tv. Could you take up a crafty project that keeps your hands busy like crochet, needlepoint, scrapbooking, or even something like crossword puzzles or regular puzzles? That really helps me...I sit on the couch and do my project rather than eating. Eating in front of the TV can be dangerous (as we all know), because we are less aware of how much we are eating! When I eat nuts, I count them out first and then put everything away and go sit in the other room. That helps me from eating more. You might also try pistachios...I wasn't much of a fan before this, but the combo of shells and getting 30 makes them pretty appealing!
Mama, so sorry that you're feeling that way...I know just what you mean! When I was younger I was appalled that people used to make women go sit in a hut for a week during TOM because they were unclean. Now I'm wishing the practice was still in vogue!
Can you imagine how nice it must have been to have a week off, sit around and rest and chat with other women? I bet they never told them men how much they appreciated it!
Hope you get a moment to knit. What are you currently working on?
, I'm so glad you are finding success on Phase I!
And I envy you your proximity to a Trader Joe's...I miss them!
, have fun out with your mom...it must be great to have someone else on SBD with you!
, good luck with the bulbs and lines! Ted needs to be ____ (insert violent act here)___ how annoying that he was gone for so long!
So glad everything will be tidied up and such today! You're going to have a bright and lovely house for the weekend!
, GOOD FOR YOU!!!
Thrilled that you resisted those candy bars! And love how you did it!
Things will get easier from now on...truly! It's amazing how much energy you get back when you step away from sugar!
Let us know how the veggie search goes! I posted a favorite green bean recipe in the forum (green beans with balsalmic and garlic). Very yummy!
I spilled a ton of salt on my cottage cheese this morning. Yuck!
I'm guzzling water, but I bet it'll affect my weight for a bit. Urgh! This morning I was up a pound or two...since I was really, really good yesterday, I am figuring it has to do with the workouts I did on Monday...must be building muscle. I did some squats with a dumbbell on Monday A.M., and then a ton of roundhouse kicks and sideways arabesques in Jazzercise that night. Suffice to say, my upper inside thigh muscles are screaming!!!
That's such a hard area to target, so I'm thrilled that they are getting tighter, but it's not a fun place to hurt...makes walking a bit hard!
Today I'm wearing this adorable green corduroy dress (size 18!!!) that I got at Salvation Army for $10!
I feel pretty and savvy!
I tried on the size 22 jeans that I got at the same time, and they fit, but are just a bit tight around the button and top of the zipper. I wish sizes made sense! This size 18 dress is so big on me (but it's meant to be a bit big, style wise) that I could use it for maternity, I'm fitting into a size 14 regular dress and a size 14 Lane Bryant dress, but not into a size 14 GAP skirt. I can't zip a pair of size 22 jeans I have, but can zip the pair of size 22s I just bought from Salvation Army. I also have been wearing several pairs of 18/20 W pants from Fashion Bug, and a pair of 18w pants I got from Salvation Army. What size am I??? Does anyone else have this problem?
I also checked out the measurements for bra sizes, and according to the measurements I have, I should be wearing a 46 F.
I was wearing a size 40 (sometimes 42) DDD before. How did I get significantly smaller and need a size F??? Does anyone know of a reliable way (other than trying on gobs of bras) to figure out one's bra size?
Hope everyone has a great day!