Boy, I feel like I've really abandoned the board this weekend, with going away for the day and then being gone all afternoon today, I just didn't have the time I wanted to devote to answering anyone-UNTIL NOW!!!! I can't believe I started this hours ago, and now, it's MONDAY!!!
Sharon just left to return home (this should be interesting considering she's been gone all weekend and her husband had not a clue where she was). Eli is STILL at work and one kid is in bed, Michael is still up, so I have some time to get my post done before I turn into a rotten pumpkin!
Before I go one, TODAY IS MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY!
and here is my contribution:
"Invest Yourself In Excellence"
What can you do better today than you did yesterday? Whatever you focus on improving, will improve. When you focus on building something, it will increase.
What can you do, what can you learn, who can you talk to, what can you create, what problem can you solve, what new perspective can you gain today? Every moment is an opportunity to move forward.
If you are not constantly growing, you're losing ground. Momentum only has two directions -- forward or backward. Standing still is not an option. Learn, grow and create. You're getting better and better every day. Your power and effectiveness are growing as you make the commitment to use each day to the fullest.
You have the very best of everything, within yourself. Give it a chance to get out and grow. Make your light shine brightly.
Invest yourself in excellence. A life fully lived is a life full of giving, of creative effort, of making a difference.
-- Ralph Marston
QUILTER, I hope you got to the beach today (that was your plan, wasn't it??). Hope the weather has continued to be good for you and you are enjoying the time you have left before you return to the cold Cin City weather. Again, I thank you for taking time to come meet us-it's nice to see pictures of people on the board, but even nicer to get to meet in person!!! I hope we all have more experiences like we had this weekend among board members!!!
CYNSEA, glad to see you are back with us. I hope all goes well with your Dr. appt. on Tuesday-let us know the latest news!!!!
FILLISE, sounds like you had a great workout on Friday, but now are paying a small price-yep, it sounds like you over did it a bit! I wish I could motivate myself to like going to a gym, but it would be a waste of money for me to join, feel too intimidated-I envy you and the others who go!!!
You had me laughing about the chocolate and the secretary, I can just imagine. My stash of SB legal chocolate is growing!!! I have some new "stuff" coming in from England this week, and hoping my parents trip to Holland on April 7th will have them bringing me home some more SB legal stash (sounds like I'm talking about drugs!). If you have access to WW pita bread, I make great mini-pizzas with it, so don't feel you can't have pizza, it may just be a little different from the norm. Though, if you like to cook (I don't), you CAN make your own pizzas!!
VIV, I hope you are over your pizza cravings now. Remember, you CAN make your own, or at least a pita pizza, which I have about every day. Thanks for posting that pizza info. When we had the pizzeria, we used to get that mag. Our pizza had SGWW flour in the dough, but it wasn't 100% WW crust. It was really great pizza. I haven't had any in over a year, can you believe that!?! I had recently heard about WHITE WW FLOUR and am now in the search for it, so thanks for reminding me about looking for it via this article. I love Survivor too, though I didn't care too much for Jeff. It's Jerri I hope they give the ax to next. Remember, it's Wed. night this week (though I don't know why they changed it).
BECCA, WELCOME TO OUR BOARD!
and congrats on the pending birth. Seems quite a few gals on this board are pregnant-you all must be drinking the same water!!
The advice given so far about getting the SHOPPERS GUIDE is a good one, but as far as name brand foods, we are trying to get a list together of foods to post on the board, it's taking some time, as it's a group project from everyone on the board. If you e-mail me with your e-mail address I can send you some ideas for BREAKFAST that I have that came from everyone. It's not hard to find menu ideas at all, and things don't have to get monotonous when following this WOE. As for gaining weight/not gaining weight, I would say, that would probably be depending on how much you have to lose in the first place. You can easily stay on this WOE during your pregnancy unless your Dr. says otherwise. Being that this is not a restricting diet, and no food groups are abandoned, I can't see why you can't follow this through your pregnancy and thereafter. Just find out from your doctor how many calories you should be taking in while pregnant and you can figure it out from there-would be happy to help you if you aren't sure. Don't hesitate to ask us anything, we are all more than happy to help!!!
GATOR, we had a great time, KIM and NARDA got to see the pictures I took at our meeting in February, so Kim now knows what you and Barb look like. Nope BIGO wasn't the only to buy chocolate, we ALL did! I'm actually the one who zeroed in on the bars first
MELF, I too would like to know where JOY is-she MUST be lurking. I sent her an e-mail, no response yet
Congrats on being down another pound!!!!
I mentioned the idea to SUZANNE, lets see what she thinks about doing a 3FC's get together. Hey, if that doesn't materialize, we should try to do a SB get together!!
OVERCOME, glad you finally found the agave nectar. I pay $2.69 a bottle, so what you paid isn't unreasonable. Still waiting to hear how your cookies came out. So you bought the same brand chocolate?? What did/do you think of it??? Sounds like you had a great weekend! Glad to hear that bit of info from the FIB helped out about the Chinese noodles!!!
ANNETTE, I had the problem as well with posting info onto the board the first day it was back up, but Ashley told me a trick that helped. CTRL C for coping, and CTRL V for pasting. Give it a try and see if it works. I'm not having trouble anymore, but will remember this if I do. I didn't quite understand the question about the long thread, but I haven't had any trouble.:confused:
BEACH, boy were you missed! Glad to hear your are maintaining your weight. I hope to follow in your foot steps soon!!! Any tips you'd like to share??? I'm STILL waiting to see an updated picture-remember, you promised!!!! I did e-mail GLORY back, but haven't heard anything since. I'll try to contact her again and see what's going on. We don't have a mini board on this new format, stinks! It does take some getting use to!
IAMAP, sorry you couldn't join us, we had a great time! Definitely more fun than working, with overtime! Sorry to hear about your Mom, I hope she breaks out of the hospital ASAP. Please keep us updated.
STAR, sounds like LA families are a lot like Jewish families-everything is centered around FOOD! Every picture that's taken of me seems to be with food in front of me. Glad to hear you prevailed during this event and was able to stay OP. You SHOULD be extremely proud of yourself-I sure am!!! I know how hard it is to stay OP when foods you absolutely LOVE are around, but you do so knowing that they will be there in the future to one day enjoy them, but right now, your focus is on losing weight and feeling better-congrats again!
BIGO, THANKS AGAIN for driving down to Naples not only to meet up with KIM, but with us as well. I had a great time with you as well
I'm so glad you had ANN along with you, she's a real dear, and I'm happy she was there to keep you company while you were on the road. I don't have cable, so you'll have to let me know how the Discovery thing on obesity was. So, when are we meeting up next???
CHERI, glad to hear you are feeling better, whatever strain of flu is going aroung this year, it sure is nasty!! That's interesting about the soy, thanks for posting that info. Will check out your chili recipe, sounds wonderful and lentils are the best for you! Please let us know how things with your daughter and the tests went, hoping that all is well and they give you good news.
Well gals, it's time for me to go to bed, wayyyyy after my bedtime. I'll check in later in the morning, after kids get off to school and when I get back from my walk.
Have a wonderful week!!!!