Good Monday Morning Everyone!!!
Just got in from doing my 4.5 miles, hot as heck out there already. I managed to get it in in 47:30-trying to keep it under 50 minutes during these hot months. I was running by a Dairy Queen cup that had the remains of some ice cream in it (some people commit such mortal sins as throwing away ice cream????) and it was filled with dead ants. I thought, what a way to go! Then I had a second thought, that that's how I would feel when I would eat the tons of chocolate I would every day (pre SB of course). I would be in a euphoric state, probably like those ants where, at first hit of that ice cream, but after coming down from that "sugar high" I would feel crappy-well, at least I didn't die, like the ants, but when I was nearing to 300lbs years ago, I sure was headed that way!!!! Anyhow, an analogy.
We had some computer trouble yesterday. We didn't know it at the time, but the keyboard died and we couldn't get on the computer, then when I turned it off to re-boot it I was getting some message I never so before-which of course, made me panic, thinking I could love EVERYTHING I have saved. Anyhow, we finally figured it was the keyboard around Midnight-woke up this morning and thankfully, Michael has one in his room he uses for his laptop. Plugged it in and sighed a deep sigh of relief it worked!
Different than the one I had, so if you see lots of typos, it's the keyboard, not me
Eli & I went with Lauren up to Broward yesterday for lunch at Ole Ole and then over to the mall, actually, just 2 stores, one being the JCPenney Outlet. Got two pair of pants, a pair of jeans for $4.04 and a pair of olive green pants (sorta like green jeans) for $2.94, I believe. Both were size 14 in the kids dept
Lauren wanted to know why I was buying them as she knows more than likely I won't ever wear them. She's right, my kids know me all too well. I may return them, but they were such a great deal, I couldn't pass them up at the time. If I keep them, more than likely, I won't wear them. I wish I could get over this weird idiosyncrasy!!!!
The scale is up for me again today, but I'm not worried TOM is due today, so I know the reason I've gained. At least part of the reason-too many SB LEGAL FOODS this weekend may have helped inch the scale up a bit as well. Def. back to normal and will be on my best behavior now.
I got a slew of books at the library the other day. Not sure when I will have the chance to read them all. Has anyone read any of these:
by Gene Wright.
An Expose of America's Silent and Best-Hidden Killer
EAT, DRINK AND BE HEALTHY
by Walter C. Willett, M.D.
The Harvade Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating
EATING THIN FOR LIFE
by Anne M. Fletcher, M.S., R.D.
Food Secrets & Recipes from People Who Have Lost Weight & Kept It Off
WOMEN, WEIGHT, & HORMONES
by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
Are Your Hormones Making You Fat? A Weight Loss Plan For Women Over 35
Got a few more, but these are ones I hadn't remembered ever taking out of the library. I try to read as much as I can to learn more in hopes that I can be more knowledgable about the whole weight loss issues. I am balancing reading EATING THIN FOR LIFE & SWEET SUICIDE right now.
I posted this last week, but just in case you didn't see it, if you have the boards listed as one of your favorite sites, you need to make sure that you use the web link instead of the IP link (which is what I was doing). SUZANNE said we need to do the web link as the IP is going to change, but the web link never does. So, if I've just confused you, not to worry, I don't know what a IP is either, but below is the link you want to chose & use:
THANKS FOR ALL THE GOOD WISHES AND CONGRATULATIONS FOR LAUREN'S ACCEPTANCE!!!
She is still beaming with happiness and can't wait to tell everyone at school. As of now, she only knows one other kid that got in from her school and he had the good luck of having his Mother working at the school, so he knew he would get in (though I don't think it's fair). With only 25 slots available for the Drama Program and 8 public schools that have priority, that's less than 4 kids from 8 different schools-doesn't even take into consideration those kids appying from private schools. The head of that magnet program mentioned there were about 125-135 kids who apply to this one part of the VPA (Visual & Preforming Arts) magnet. So, as you can see, it's hard to get in and we are thrilled she made it with the odds stacked against all the kids.
Oh, I also forgot to mention some other good news!!
Eli applied for a new store that's opening and he got the store! He loves the store where he is, has wonderful partners (they don't call them workers or employees, but partners), but always likes a challenge, which this store will be. It's in an old gas station so it's a free standing building and it will have a drive-thru. WOW, I just realized something, if I can't p/u the kids, they can walk to his store!!!! Or he can pick Lauren up and take her to STARBUCKS to do her homework until he can leave to come home. It's literally right down the street, about 1 mile from the school-COOL!!!!
LAST WEEKS POLL
I rarely discuss past weeks polls, though I think we should, I just tend to put it off until I forget about it. BUT, for those 2 that are using Crystal Light as your main source of fluid intake, if you are having any trouble with your weight loss, not to mention memory, you may want to cut it out. I use to drink a LOT of Crystal Light and cut drinking that, along with diet soda's almost 2 years ago due to the aspertame.
I'd like to implement this when I return from my NC trip next month, but wanted to tell you all that if I sticky the important threads like RECOMMENDED READING, FOOD INFO. BOARD, etc. that there will be about 6-8 boards always at the top, not moving and the weekly board will be lower, but still on the same page. Is this okay for everyone???
WE HAVE A BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK TO CELEBRATE!!!! THUNDER'S BIRTHDAY IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20TH!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONYA!!!
MEL, 40 degrees-would you please bring some of that cool air with you when you come?? Just how hot is it, you ask-HOT! Too hot for this time of year. Bring the shorts, the bikini, all your Floridian wear!! Lauren has some friends who have tried out for other magnet programs within the same school, so I hope she'll have a few old friends there. I'm not worried if not, she makes friends very easily. I will e-mail you later-trying to work on writing and returning e-mails-they've piled up beyond belief!!!
TONI, that brisket sounds delish. I love brisket, but usually mine either come out hard as a rock, or falling apart from keeping it in the pressure cooker too long. My Mom makes a wonderful brisket in beer gravy that's delicious. My gosh, you really are far from a large city. I'm surprised you even have a HFS that close to you. You should ask her to see if her supplier can get it for her, she may have not heard about agave but maybe her distributor has and may carry it or can special order it. Is the bread you found EZEKIEL?
KIMMY, I'm 90 on the apple pear. I found another site that seems to be easier to understand:
BOB, your Sweetie is still sick and hacking-he hopefully will go to the Dr. tomorrow on his day off-we'll see, you know how MEN are! Went to the big Publix on the highway yesterday and was surprised to find they have the Snyder Oat Bran Pretzels we have come to love-only they were out of stock, so will pop in there later this week to see if they got them in-I was happy!!! I love them!!! Next time you come my way, remember, those sf baked beans, I really would love to get some if they prove to be SB LEGAL.
ROSE, isn't that a wonderful feeling to have people acknowledge your accomplishments! In this book I'm reading, EATING THIN FOR LIFE, they talk about this and how it deminishes after time, it says, in part:
NEVER FORGET WHY YOU LOST THE WEIGHT
While you're actively losing weight, it's exciting to see the numbers on the scale drop and to witness other people's reactions as you dwindle away. But with time, the thinner you is no long the "new" you, the compliments taper off and some people in your life don't even know you were once heavy.
When I asked the masters, (she calls people who've kept weight off for a long period of time this), 'How do you stay motivated?" I got similar responses over and over. The masters recall the pain of being heavy and never forget why they lost the weight. Comments about their former lives as heavy people were among the most common responses.
Never forgetting why you lost the weight is not the same as dwelling on past failures. It is recalling the pain of being heavy in an effort to keep yourself from going back to your old food and exercise habits. I strongly suspect that one reason the masters feel compelled to recall the past is so that they don't become complacent. Kay admits, "I'm beating this thing, but I know that if I let my guard down, it could reverse itself."
Thanks for reminding me about the WOW PB. I forgot, which doesn't surprise me in the least. Anyhow, I went to the cupboard right now and found it's not the WOW, but BETTER 'N PEANUT BUTTER. I don't know when I bought this, but it came from Trader Joes and must be really old! I couldn't see myself buying this while on SB due to the ingredients in it. It has malt syrup oat syrup vegetable glycerin, dehydrated cane juice, & tapioca among other ingredients. If one wanted to use this, 1/2 of a serving would be 1TBL and it would be legal under SB RULES. The actual serving size is 2tbl, 100 calories 2.4 grams of fat (which is good compared to PB), 13 carbs (higher than pb) 4 grams of protein and 5 grams of sugar, so only eating 1 tlb would give 2.5 grams. Anyhow, I did taste a tiny bit, not bad. What I may do since I don't want to throw it away, and gosh knows, my kids wouldn't touch this with a ten-foot pole is take a 1/2 tablespoon and mix it will a 1/2 tablespoon of real PB until I use it up-thank goodness it's a small jar. Anyhow, next time I go to the HFS I will look at the WOW pb-I've seen it before.
FRUIT, glad to hear you are back on track, though sorry to hear you probably had ring-around-the-tushie!!! LOL!!!
MONET, a entire box of Triscuits, not opened? I can't imagine consuming that many-aren't they so dry that after a while you'd get sick of them? I rarely buy them and when I do, I buy the WHOLE FOODS BRAND and then use them for nachos. Hmmm, a possible lunch idea today! Just glad to know the scale is down for you and they didn't bother you immediately-not much probably would, and as long as you've nipped it in the bud, I doubt you'll see much if any reaction to them on the scale. Yes, the school that Lauren is going to is just a magnet school. There are a few other schools in the district that have magnet programs within their ciriculum, as well as other magnet only schools, but this one is the closest to us and had what she wanted. I think there's 6 magnet programs in this school. Michael is in the same school in the IB PROGRAM. It's a beatiful school, only 4 years old, huge campus, and the kids are for the most part all bright and talented, so a better selection than the public school that she would of had to attend if she didn't get in. One thing that's also great about Michael's magnet program, when he gets his IB Diploma he's guaranteed a 4 year scholarship in one of the 5 state universities should he want to attend any of them. I have a pre-paid college program for him that I would happily turn over to Lauren if need be should he use that option or get scholarships out of state. I hope Laura can find a good school so she too can follow her love for Drama-maybe one day they'll both act together
Thanks for sharing your Motivational Monday thought!!!
BETH, sorry to hear you're still having eye problems. Would they rather you come to work with pinkeye and give it to everyone so no one will be able to go to work? Geez, if it's something contagious, you'd think they'd be happy you didn't come to work!!!!
ZANNE, deli rye triscuits?? If so, never heard of any flavored triscuits. You and I BOTH need to work on the water-I too have been very lax.
GRACIOUS, please let us know how DH is doing today and what the Urologist said. I'm sure that there has to be some type of nutritional info on the box from the Lindt bars. Hoping someone will call back soon from there-if not, do remind me towards the end of the week and I'll make another call.
VES, WTG on the walking! I can see where you and SOL will leave me in the dust one day soon. Beer, hmmmm
I'd try to steer clear of the beer and if you MUST have some, make it one glass and sip it. Gosh, I don't know how people like that stuff-ick! When's the new kiln arriving???
Okay, I've definitely gotten back on track, at least with my posts, now it's time to tackle the e-mails-NOT! Not in the mood right now, going to scout the fridge for something to eat for brunch. Only had some raspberries thus far, so time to see what's to eat.
I'll check in with you all later. Have a wonderful week!!!
SB since 3/22/00
Reached goal 6/10/01