Good Sunday Morning Everyone
Starting this post as I sit here cooling down. I know it won't be finished before I have to leave for the day with ELI, but at least I can start and then continue on later.
Just got in from my walk, did my 4.5 miles in 50:45, no great times these days, the heat is just too unbearable to try and kill myself to go faster. I didn't get in much walking this week due to the weather we've been having, lots of rain and thunderstorms does NOT make for good walking.
Lauren had a wonderful time at her dance. I have to find someone that has a scanner to share a picture with you. When I get film developed I usually have them put on line, but her Dad got them done and didn't do it.
Yesterday was garage sale day and there were very few of them out there. What I got was mostly for my Mom, little perfume bottles that she collects, among a few other odds and ends. I didn't buy all that much for myself, just an ENZO purse for $2 and a LAWN MOWER that the guy wanted $40 for $15. I figured it was about time Michael started to earn a bit of money if he wants to do the lawn, or ELI would do it for free -though I'm sure he'll get something in return
My eating has been great and I've been really happy with being back OP. Last night we were invited out to dinner and I was going to get the steak (which I shoud of), but instead got eggplant parm. There was so much cheese smothered on there by the time I scraped it and the very thin breading off there was only 3 very thin slice of eggplant under it all-wasn't impressed-though ELI had the steak and I had a bite of that and it was good. This Tuesday I have a dinner to go to with the board from the school and I'm hoping that won't be a problem, as it wasn't last year. Come dessert time I just picked one and had them box it up without bringing it to the table and brought it home.
And that's been about it, I think! Life's a bore for me, really, nothing exciting to share.
Okay, now time for me to try and reply to all these wonderful posts!!!
TRANQUIL, have to be careful with the triscuits. I lent out my SB BOOK, but I thought that 3-4 was a serving, as TONI mentioned as well, though I'm not sure what a serving size is on the box. If what you posted the other day was a typical menu, I'm wondering if you are eating enough. It amazes me how people can suffer through a heart attack and continue doing exactly the same thing they've done that caused this to happen-and they say smoking isn't addictive?!? How's DS doing at Grandma's-how are you doing without him? Glad to hear you had a nice visit with MELF and family-I'm sure someone took some pictures, right?
TONI, not sure if there's a TRADER JOES in Springfield, you can check their website to see http://www.traderjoes.com
Even if you are able to find one within a few hours drive from where you are, it's worth it!
DARAMUS, I figured by now you got your answer on your weight and body fat. I'm sure you're just building up all that wonderful muscle that weighs more than the fat you are losing-keep up the great work!
BETH, before you know it, 50 feet will turn in to 100 feet. I wouldn't of believed it if I didn't do it myself! You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish. Nice tatoo! CONGRATS to DS and his team!!!
JENN, big tatoo you have! WOW. If I ever thought about getting one it sure would have to be small, with all the wrinkles on this old body of mine, it would probably look like a prune, no matter what I had done.
JACKK, no date for Lauren, wouldn't allow it even if she wanted, too young-no, she just went with her friends and had a great time. Are you flying in to Ft. Lauderdale when you come for your cruise? Do you know what you time frame is from the time you arrive here until you leave? I'd love to be able to meet you somehow when the time comes-let me know!!! Kudos to you for getting out of bed on Friday and getting in your walk when you could of slept in-doesn't that make you feel great! Thanks for sharing the your account of the dinner and the dress-congrats for all you've accomlished!!! You are braver than I, my dear, I wouldn't even think of wearing a bathing suit in my house, not even a birthday suit-not sure which is worse!
I think if you haven't yo-yoed up and down with your weight as I have for my entire life that it's possible to tone up arms-mine are beyond toning and the only thing that would ever help my wings is surgery
SEF, glad to hear you had a wonderful time with MELF and that she FINALLY got some pictures of our infamous Shirley!! Can't wait to see that mug of yours. I'm so happy you finally had a chance to meet up with her. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful details of your visit. Sounds like you put out quite a spread for everyone. I hope you'll continue to have the chance to meet others in the near future. The WW Muffins I get are from WHOLE FOODS, their own brand-they are simply wonderful! I do have recipes for WW muffins, may be one already posted on one of the old recipe boards if I'm not mistaken. Me do a cheesecake pose-LOL!!!!
NEVER!!!!!!!! When is DS's surgery? I had the something similar above my left ear, did it outpatient-thankfully, they didn't have to shave but a small patch of hair. Hope all goes well with him-let us know.
BOB, glad to hear you're feeling better. To answer your e-mail, I put the recipe boards up at the stop as sticky threads. With so many boards, they tend to get lost on later pages and I thought having them at the top would be more beneficial-any thoughts? I told Michael about BB, he's happy they brought back THE MOLE, I'll probably watch the Hamptons, see how the other half lives. I want Amazing Race back, love that show!!!
MEL, wasting away I see, boy, size 4-CONGRATS! You are definitely smaller than I. Tell me, when you cut out the starchy carbs for yourself, do you notice any difference on your weight loss, or is it just how the way you feel. Today is my 5th day of no starchy carbs and honestly, I can't even say why I've done this other than to see if the scale will go down any better. Won't continue doing it for long though, but will limit it to 1-2 a day-it had gotten out of hand for a while.
NANCE, I'm with you on not having a tatoo but yet sporting some major veins and stretch marks, along with surgical scars!
I loved your antidote to CHRIS for those donuts and other gross foods-I'll have to remember those next time I want to have something off plan! I'm all for the move to Ferndale-when will my room be ready??? As long as it's near a TJ's, I allow this move.
Hope the scales are down for you and you didn' go all out over the weekend eating off plan-can't be good on the weekdays only to screw it up royally during the weekend-sorta counter productive, don't you think? Great going on the cholesterol numbers!
GRACIOUS, how did all the tests come back? Hope all the numbers are good. Sounds like the graduation ceremony went wonderful for DS! I bet he was adorable!! Did the mascara run? As for the weight, remember, it's just a number and if you feel good at your present weight, then fine. If you lose anything more, than that's great, but if not, you are liking how you feel now. I would say to give yourself a cushion and not go over that set number, and if you do, get staunch and right back OP to get rid of those excess pounds.
MONET, glad to hear you'll be properly clothed for the wedding-suit and all the accesories sound just perfect and I'm sure you'll look smashing in your new duds. Glad to hear you got DD her shoes so easily. It's the little joys like this that make life wonderful!!!
FRUIT, me seal the grout, no way, too much grout. If I thought my arse hurt before, this would surely put me in a butt cast. I made my small family room into my kitchen as well, and my tile runs into my dining room too-so there's LOTS of it. No, this is a job for SUPER FRUIT, not Deb! Good luck with the surgery tomorrow. Please let us know how things went ASAP!!
MAMA, things will definitely get easier as time marches on. Not only do I think it's wonderful that you are taking hold of your weight situation, but to be trying all these wonderful and delicious new foods is opening a whole new tasting experience for you as well. I do want you to make SURE you are eating enough. If you don't, not only will you stop losing, but your metabolism is going to slow down considerably. Don't think less is better, not when it comes to caloric intake. This may be why you are so tired, something that can easily be remedied. I suggest posting a day of everything you've eaten so we can help assess how this is going for you.
ZANNE, glad to see you back in the swing of things. I too feel much better when I get my usual exercise in. Thanks for the explanation of foot and mouth, sure sounds icky. Glad to hear he's doing better. How does one get that?
COUNTRY, it is true, those who eat breakfast tend to do better not only in weight loss, but how they feel the rest of the day. Remember, breakfast, the word, comes from breaking the fast from the night time. You can definitely become a breakfast person, it's a change for the better. LOL! I haven't a clue about what type of bow I TRIED shooting. I wasn't very good trust me. Aussie pups? How many? What are you going to do with them, sell? How's the blind one doing?
TREE, CONGRATS on dropping those 3 pounds! Sounds like some good choices for protein you now have. Dairy doesn't bother me at all and I've been reading so many reports on how dairy seems to HELP weight loss. I do drink Lactaid Extra Calcium though, not because I'm lactorse intolerant, but ELI is and it's easier to buy just 2 milks instead of 3 (kids have their own that I use as well), but I like the extra calcium and it's lower in calories than the store brand extra calcium-also helps that I have a ton of coupons too
ROSE, which Mexican rest. did you go to in Hendersonville? I wonder if it's the one by the FOOD LION, my Mom said she heard it was good there-let me know where and what your take of it was. Which HFS did you hit up there? Hope you are feeling much better.
CHRIS, I'm sure you'll be pulling those boxes of smaller clothes out before you know it. I too am not a big bread/carb lover, but put something like a sweet cookie in front of me, a piece of cake, then the combo of carbs and sweet makes me crazy! One piece is NOT going to kill you, nor will too. It's the problem when it gets out of hand!!
GUMBO, WELCOME TO THE BOARD!!
Glad you've decided to join us
I'm sure you'll drop those pounds and we're all here to help and support you. There's quite a few teachers on this board as well, so you are in good company in more ways than one. Where exactly are you from??? With the name GUMBO, I'm guessing one of two places.
JBUG, I take it that almost all of us on this board has been on a diet before, probably more than one and here we find ourselves once again having to lose weight. I think we need to find out WHY we keep self-sabotaging ourselves. There's underlying problems I believe. Mine was trying to please others, and being an emotional eater, for the most part. Also, I found that when I stuck with SB that the emotional eating portion stopped, it's like the sugar had something to do with it, hard to explain. Is it that you see the difference, but need it validated? Not a psychologist at all, just throwing in my 2 cents.
LOWCO, Congrats on your loss, 10lbs is wonderful.
Well, here it is MONDAY
and I'm now caught up with individual posts-took me long enough, eh?
This morning SOMEONE was tossing and turning in the bed and woke me up around 5am-figured since I was up and that I had to take Michael and then Lauren to school that I'd get in my walk/jog in, so at 5:30am ( or as NANCE says, dark o'thirty), I was out the door and did my exercise in 46:10-not bad when the sun ain't shinning!!
Yesterday ELI and I went for lunch and then to see ABOUT A BOY
which I liked very much. Afterwards we hit the Carbolite place, had them put 3 flavors in the cup-vanilla, blueberry and NY cheesecake-yummy!
My computer is making the worst grinding noise and I'm in fear that I'll soon be screaming the blues-not sure what the heck to do, don't have the $$$ for a new computer and surely don't know a dang thing about what to buy if I did-but it may come down to the point that I have absolutely no alternative if this one is dying a slow death and I come home to find it a goner.
Well, I'm headed into the kitchen to get something to eat for breakfast. Good news is I've about already had 1.5 liters of water this morning-go Debbie, go!!!
I'll check back later with everyone!
Have a wonderful week!
SB since 3/22/00
Reached goal 6/10/01