Good Monday Morning Everyone
First, here's hoping this week is a lot better for us all around, in every aspect. With all that's been happening, we can really all use some better news this week in one way or another.
Today was the first time I got out to walk early since the time change. I got my 4.5 miles in, though I'm not sure of the time, somehow screwed up my timer, but I'm pretty sure it was better than yesterday. It was nice to get out earlier and not have the sun pounding on me so early.
Eli called last night to tell me he made it to Colorado okay. He sounded soooo tired, poor guy. I'm dying to hear what took place at their dinner last night. He didn't think it was going to be a big deal as he was told he was just being recognized for his Mgr. of the Quarter that happened months ago-not a big deal anymore, the excitement of that wore off long ago, but I'm hoping there was something more to it and he got some surprise award-hoping he'll call today and let me know. He'll be home late Thursday night.
My eating was almost perfect yesterday. Only thing I'd like to do better on is veggies, I rarely eat any. BUT, I stayed within all my ranges and was quite happy, and even better, felt great.
TOM is definitely here today, just a day early, really. I can feel the heaviness in my stomach, but happily, I'm at 122 today. I didn't see the gain I usually see right before TOM is due. When I think about it, it sorta pisses me off that I haven't been OP as far as my amounts of food goes and I stayed within my cushion and I think, "if only I had watched myself better, I'd probably be down on the scale!" Oh, that hindsight can be a killer if you think about it!
Daddy update, he's fine, though still in the hospital. He's once again, like last year, getting ansey and not liking being there and feels whatever they are doing can be done as an outpatient. It seems though, that he will be going with Mom to LV on Wednesday, as it's possible that he may get out today or tomorrow, though nothing is 100% confirmed yet. Dr. seems to think it will be okay for him to go if he's careful.
FRUIT, hope you are feeling better today, Mrs. Snotty Bubblebiscuit! LOL!! Sorry I couldn't chat on the computer yesterday-just HAD to get out the door, or so I thought. When I got there to p/u Michael he wasn't ready to come home, had forgotten (so conveinently and as only Michael can), to call me to tell me he wanted to stay, even after I told him the night before to call me if he wanted to-sorta pissed me off to drive all the way there for nothing!
I guess you hadn't seen my post about my barfiness earlier last week. I find I have two types of barfy to me. One is when I overeat due to my stomach stapling 18 years ago and the other is usually hormonal, during TOM or mid-cycle. Recently, I thought I may be getting sick when I over eat too many SB LEGAL GOODIES as I think, from what I posted yesterday, that my body is no longer able to handle any sugars in large amounts and that may be why I am getting sick and feeling icky. Hair, believe it or not, after having it cut and multi-colored, I've just been using some of the BIO SILK products and blowdrying it straight THEN using a ceramic hair iron (not those metal types). My hair does frizz a little, but not too too bad, but the ceramic hair iron makes a big difference. I had bought one for Lauren and ended up getting another one for myself after using hers-found it for a great deal on the web if you have any interest
RED1, glad to see you back! Glad to hear you had a nice visit with the kids and they are settling in to their new surroundings. Don't feel alone about the heat, seems down here summer never left from last year!
BOB, I thought about you this weekend. I was at a garage sale and bought a really old BEAN SCRAPER AND SLICER-haven't a clue how it works, will have to show it to you on your next visit. Thanks for posting that info on the scale-of course, I know you had it directed at me, it had Debbie written all over it!!
Your really should copy if onto the RECOMMENDED READING BOARD to archive, it's that good. Of course, I think you should go out for this challenge at work. I know you could win it if you really put your mind into it, and I think it would be just the boost you need to get back on track 100%-but, having to weigh in publically, I think that would be the one thing stopping you-or am I wrong???? Hey, so when will I be invited up for dinner?????? We could always go to that place you and Monet mentioned!!!
TREE, hmm, not sure what happened to your bio, but at least you have it back on there!
SEF, I feel the same way about the board, more than a diet board, I actually haven't thought of it as such for a long time even though it is, but we, as a group are so different than all these other boards out there in the way we truly care for each other-no one ever said you have to have physical contact to have a great friend, and the people on this board make that very evident
JRED, thanks for the good wishes for Dad, I'm sure he'll be fine. I loved your way of thinking about this WOE, and it will surely help you reach your goal. When I went to the hosp. to visit my Dad the other day he asked me if I wanted something, and I told him it wasn't on plan to eat that. He says he thought I was finished with my diet and I had to explain to him that this is a WOE that I plan on following the rest of my life and there is no "END" per se. I think the mentality of people and diets needs to change, so many people think once you lose the weight that's it and those people are the ones who will gain the weight back if they ever do lose the weight with that kind of thinking.
BETH, just waiting to hear about the interview and how you think it went!!!! I hope your Dad gets a good talking to by the Dr and that wake up call as well. It's sad to think that we have to have something healthwise happen before we realize we are killing ourselves in the interm. Why does it take things like this to make us wake up? Some people, unfortunately, never get the jest of it! I hope he does. Sorry to hear your day didn't go as planned-you're owed big time at this point!!!! How'd the hair come out????
SHEANN, I couldn't agree with you more on how we are like a big group of friends on this board and that we just don't view ourselves a diet board. With having met 16 members past and present, I know just how special these woman on here can be. You know you can count on us all for any support you may need!!!! We are definitely here for you, and for each other
TONI, slob clothes? I have a ton of those, though I never thought about naming them as such-will have to adopt that name!!!! Now that I think about it, that's a great name to put on a kids clothing label!!!
Thanks for mentioning the taxes, I've been meaning to call the CPA I use to see if he did my usual extension. I never get money or pay and take forver to do them, even though I have to say, this year, I have had everything ready for a long time-I'm such a procrastinator!!!
GRACIOUS, hope you find your journal-I'm having a hissy fit because I can't find my calculator that I use when journaling, so I can sympathize!!!! Sorry to hear you're still not feeling much better. Lauren was sick for a whole month and is just now clearing up. I hope you can find yourself back to following more SB than Atkins-what is going through your mind that's making you think the old way?
Well, in the interm of writing this post I went to the bank, post office and Citibank to pay my MC bill than took my car to the mechanic who will, for the 3rd time, try to fix the window that won't go down in my van. My sister came to pick me up and drop me off at home, so will have to use Eli's car until mine is ready-though I don't know just how I'll be getting my car back as of yet.
Eli just called from Colorado. Nothing big last night, unfortunately. Just a nice dinner since they didn't have a leadership conference since he made Mgr. of the Qtr.-poop! Anyhow, he said it's nice there, cool, in the 40's, but very dry. He's had a terrible headache since yesterday that he can't shake, even with 222's-poor fella! He'll probably call tonight-AT&T gave them all 30min. phone cards-nice!!
Well, I'm outta here for now. Thank goodness I'm all caught up! I have falling so far behind.
Will check in later!
Have a wonderful week!
Sb since 3/22/00
Reached goal 6/10/01