Good Monday Morning Everyone
Got in my walk with barely much jogging today. Even though I was out of the house a bit past 7am, it was brutal out there and I didn't have much get up and go to go much faster than I did. It took me 50:55 to do my 4.5 miles.
We had a nice day out with the kids yesterday but didn't accomplish the shopping-for-Lauren part. By the time we went to see my Granparents and Great Aunt to say good-bye to them for the summer, stop at SB office so Eli could get some stuff for the new store and drive up to Broward we only had enough time for lunch, movie and Carbolite. Michael went to see KISSING JESSICA STEIN which he liked a lot and Lauren, Eli and I went to see MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING
which we all loved. I thought it was a great movie and would love to see it again!
Okay, let me set up this little scenario for you. My Great Aunt is 95 years old and has a boyfriend that's 75 years old that I despise and can't stand. Yesterday when we go over to see everyone (they all live in a duplex my grandparents built, GP in one part/GA & BF in the other) he yells out the window (like a moron) that he won $270,000 on the Belmont Race. Of course, I thought he was joking, idiot that we know him to be, so when my GF answered his door I asked him if it was true as I do know this guy does bet on the horse races-he said it was true!
He actually won more, but after taxes he gest $270K! Some people have all the luck! Funny thing was, he couldn't go claim his winnings right away as when he gave up his car my Aunt threw away his drivers license!!! She is SOOO happy as all his money before this is going to her charity that she supports and has so for over 50 years and when he goes, so will this additional amount of funds. He bet the 70-1 long shot and the second horse to come in as it did. Eli said he told him he had bet $15,000 on the race - geez, nice to have that kind of $$$$! Something I'LL never know!!!
Well, I can happily say that TODAY HAS BEEN 1 YEAR SINCE I MET MY ORIGINAL GOAL WEIGHT!!!
I can't believe it's been a year that I not only met goal but have been able to maintain it. Actually, I'm well below it
As of today's weight of 122.5
I've only lost 6.5lbs, but along the way I've had a low of 118. I'm thrilled and delighted that I've been able to go lower than I had ever anticipated and able to stay in this 5lb cushion for myself. Of course, there's no great thrills to see big losses these days on the scale, but just knowing I'm able to be consistent on the scale is something I will learn to be thrilled and delighted with. This is the first time in my life that I've been able to keep weight off for so long!! So, here's to going on another year!
Kids end school this week. Just go word that Michael gets out every day this week early, Noon, so not giving me much time to do a lot before I have to go get him. Lauren gets out at 2:30pm today, early as well. Will be a busy week before their trip, I can see Thursday will be a day of shopping-UGH!
FRUIT, OMG, that sounds so icky to have your nose being cleaned out so soon! Well, thankfully so, I'm sure he left a little gray matter in the head, you aren't total SFB, though I will understand your CRS syndrome more so now
Glad to hear you are feeling better, I'm sure each day will show great improvements. Hope today's appt. goes a bit more smoothley. Geez, you CRS and you ARE FOS! Hope that laxative helps you out, or should I say, helps it come out. To answer your bargain question...I usually do like what I buy at bargain prices. MY BIG PROBLEM is that I end up not wearing anything I buy! I want to try to change and wear new styles but I find I am just so comfortable in what I've been wearing for years that I just buy it and don't wear it. I have things with tags on them that I bought a year or more ago that are now too big! Hey, it took me til just a few weeks ago to carry a purse! What a major thing that was for me. I have, for the lat 12 years or so I guess, used my fanny pack as a purse. I carry it on my shoulder, not wear it. I hated purses. It wasn't til recently that I had to use a purse as the fanny would of looked tacky for this lunch I went to for Michael's school. I had found a gorgrous PALOMA PICCASSO shoulder bag at a garage sale for $1 and decided to try it. It was very awkward for me, hated how it felt, but I used it and little by little I got use to it. Since that day, I haven't used my fanny pack. I've bought several purses at yard sales in the past and this is the first one I've actually used. Maybe there's hope for me and my clothes one day!!!! As for the quack, I mean Dr. you went to in the past, yes, if I'm not mistaken, medical records should be still available and I'd definitely pursue getting this looked into by an attorney and let him/her see if you have some sort of recourse-it's just not right.
TRANQUIL, glad to see you whittiling another 1/2 pound off your body. You're reaching some milestones there girl! Thrilled you enjoyed the quiche-what did SERENE think of it? Isn't it easy!!! I usually make a double batch of it as it tends to dissapear quickly in our house-it freezes wonderfully and nukes up great.
COUNTRY, 10 acres, my goodness, that's a nice chunk of land. To think, I complain about taking care of my yard, not sure how big it is, but it's feet!!!
BETH, I like the renewed attitude! I think that you have realized the great potential you hold for yourself with being OP 100%. I think we can all make it to goal, but how you get there is up to you and with that, knowing how you were losing being 100% OP before and how it is for you now with letting things slide a bit, you have decided to take the bull back by the horns and feel the same way you did at the beginning of your SB journey. Good for you!!
NANCE, that's a mighty big amount of cherries! My goodness, you did do a lot of picking.
TONI, good going on the TM! Yum, taco salad, I love it! I have a recipe posted on the board that my Mom makes that I converted to be SB LEGAL-maybe I'll make it this week as I really do love it! You'll LOVE OUTBACK! Hopefully, the one you go to has sweet potatoes as not all of them do. Their salmon is wonderful as well.
ROSE, good job on the walking. Being it's so beautiful up there I envy you having the opportunity to walk in such gorgeous surroundings, and I commend you as well. I think it's great that you assessed what changes you've had recently with what and how much you were eating, made some changes and now can see the results of making some easy changes. This is one of the reasons I find journaling helps. When you are clueless to what you are eating it can either get out of hand, or it isn't nearly enough. Congrats for taking a minute to take a look and realize what was taking place!
SERENE, it's so nice to read how you feel about TRANQUIL. It's a blessing to have such a good friend in each other. I'm sure we'll be meeting in the near future, one way or another!! Door is always open for the two of you to come for a visit down here.
ROSALIE, glad I didn't have to send out the Mounties to come and find you. I'm sure if I can stay off the scale for more than a day, you can do a week. I think that if you are basically staying OP then weighing in once a week shouldn't be a problem, BUT, if you know you've over indulged too many days, stepping on the scale more often to keep better track of how your body reacts may be better so you can nip any gains in the bud before they get out of hand. I find that when I have been on past diets that when I had a bad day, it would turn into a bad few days, then a week, etc. and I would totally avoid the scale because I KNEW that it was going up. I would say to myself that I'd get back on track tomorrow, tomorrow came and went and I'd say the same thing, still avoiding the scale because I didn't want to see the truth and I also figured I'd get back on track and get whatever I had gained off of me within days and wouldn't be so unhappy when I got on the scale-it never happend and usually when I got back on the scale it was major fright for me to see the weight I gained, and gained so fast. So, with that, there's good and bad about the scale, if there's a happy medium for you, I hope you find it-and let me know so I can look for that happy medium as well! I bought some PUFFED KASHI the other day as well, haven't tried it yet. Thought it would be good to make some bars with some agave and peanuts-what do you think?
BOB, hopey ou are feeling better today-good talking to you yesterday!! So, you liked THE OTHERS???
JRED, glad to see you back on the board! Of course you can't get discouraged as you know as well as any of us that you just need to find a little of that renewed SB oomph!!!
MONET, glad to hear the wedding was a success. I'm sure everyone had a wonderful time and loved all the food you prepared. I can't wait to see pictures!
GUMBO, agave it's the easiest stuff to find. I get mine at the HFS in my area. The latest problem I've found it the availability and now the price increase. I do know of a guy who had some in bulk if you'd like to have his address to see if he still has some if you can't find it locally. Best is to find it locally as shipping can be a killer. The only brand you'll be able to find will be labeled SWEET CACTUS FARMS. Do you have a WHOLE FOODS in your area?
SOL, so glad to see you are alive and still kicking-I had wondered!
Good luck with the houses, I hope you get one of them. I'm sure if it's meant to be it will. I personally would like the bigger of the two and fix it up as you like it. So Rome wasn't built in a day, so this would be a labor of love in fixing up. Can't wait to see the new addition's picture! I think you are doing far better than I am on your walking-you go girl. I'm sure you'll be passing me by come marathon day!!!
GRACIOUS, would your parents like to adopt ME? Oh heck, can't complain, I've got generous parents as well and if I needed their help they wouldn't bat an eyelasth in helping me. Good luck with the dinner tonight!
JACKK, good job on saying no to the cake and fried corn! Okay, fried corn? I've never heard of that-could you give me an idea of what it is, on the cob, off the cob, just plain corn fried in oil??? The article you read does hold some merit. If you were VERY ACTIVE that would be true, but being moderately active would be 12 calories per pound, which is what most people are and what I usually use to let someone know what they should be consuming. The more athletic you are, the more calories you need because you burn more. Yes, Lauren could wear the same dress, but I really think it looks more like a bridesmaid/prom dress. I gues she'll have to if we don't find something like a black simple dress for her before she goes.
Well, it's after 10am here. I hear thunder, at least if it rains I like it to be later in the day so it doesn't interfere with my morning exercise. I'm going to make a shake and then get ready to run some errands before having to go start getting the kids. Out of Asian Pears, so that's another stop at the grocery store!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!
SB since 3/22/00
Reached goal 6/10/01