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Old 01-11-2009, 11:12 AM   #106  
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Morning everyone, it's another quiet day at my house as DH has guard weekend. I didn't quite make 1900 cals yesterday - more like 1650 but I did go over the 1500. But today I'll be back to the 1500 cals. The doggies and I took a 2 mile walk yesterday and we'll do it again this morning before the temp goes above freezing. The dirt roads are soft and I don't have to spend the day cleaning if I take them while the roads are frozen.

I worked on my quilt a while yesterday and chatted with my parents. Two weeks ago I learned they'd be vacationing in Florida while DH and I are at Daytona, so we're going to meet down there for a day. They were going to stay at our hotel and the place was going to charge $280/night. We're paying $70/night. But since it's Daytona and the week of the Daytona 500, they can do that. We made our reservations last May. Anyway, I searched orbitz and got them a $99 room. They were quite pleased.

Did any of you watch Oprah last week - her week long special of getting healthy in 2009. I DVR'ed them and watched the Monday and Tuesday shows and they were very good. I even discussed them with DH. The one question "What are you hungry for?" was thought provoking and I still haven't figured it out. Food isn't the right answer - basically what is missing/wrong with your life that you're trying to fix with food. It's a very interesting food. Also, Oprah said that when she was at her lowest she'd thought she'd "won" and was done. Dr. Oz and Bob Greene said that is the reason so many people regain their weight - it's never done. I finally had figured that out this past fall and gave my DH permission to harp on me if I ever stop logging. They also mentioned a WW credo of "Write before you bite". I thought that was cool - but as I log into my mobile phone, I came up with "Log before you hog..."

Penny, I hope the weigh-in goes perfectly. Mr. Scale is very evil and seems stuck. I was thinking perhaps new batteries would get it to leave that number. Or a shotgun... I love Mr. Moon, my favorite is when he's right on the horizon (rising or setting) and he's big and orange. It's so awesome.

Kathy, you all made national news with your snow. When the report came up I thought of you. Enjoy the shoveling. I always feel so virtuous after moving loads of snow. The exercise is quite good and productive.

Auntie, I will be cheering for your Eagles today. If they win, know that the Vikings (that your team just beat) creamed the Cardinals in December. Enjoy your football game.


Well, I've rambled enough. Chat with you later.
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:13 AM   #107  
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Morning everyone, it's another quiet day at my house as DH has guard weekend. I didn't quite make 1900 cals yesterday - more like 1650 but I did go over the 1500. But today I'll be back to the 1500 cals. The doggies and I took a 2 mile walk yesterday and we'll do it again this morning before the temp goes above freezing. The dirt roads are soft and I don't have to spend the day cleaning if I take them while the roads are frozen.

I worked on my quilt a while yesterday and chatted with my parents. Two weeks ago I learned they'd be vacationing in Florida while DH and I are at Daytona, so we're going to meet down there for a day. They were going to stay at our hotel and the place was going to charge $280/night. We're paying $70/night. But since it's Daytona and the week of the Daytona 500, they can do that. We made our reservations last May. Anyway, I searched orbitz and got them a $99 room. They were quite pleased.

Did any of you watch Oprah last week - her week long special of getting healthy in 2009. I DVR'ed them and watched the Monday and Tuesday shows and they were very good. I even discussed them with DH. The one question "What are you hungry for?" was thought provoking and I still haven't figured it out. Food isn't the right answer - basically what is missing/wrong with your life that you're trying to fix with food. It's a very interesting food. Also, Oprah said that when she was at her lowest she'd thought she'd "won" and was done. Dr. Oz and Bob Greene said that is the reason so many people regain their weight - it's never done. I finally had figured that out this past fall and gave my DH permission to harp on me if I ever stop logging. They also mentioned a WW credo of "Write before you bite". I thought that was cool - but as I log into my mobile phone, I came up with "Log before you hog..."

Penny, I hope the weigh-in goes perfectly. Mr. Scale is very evil and seems stuck. I was thinking perhaps new batteries would get it to leave that number. Or a shotgun... I love Mr. Moon, my favorite is when he's right on the horizon (rising or setting) and he's big and orange. It's so awesome.

Kathy, you all made national news with your snow. When the report came up I thought of you. Enjoy the shoveling. I always feel so virtuous after moving loads of snow. The exercise is quite good and productive.

Auntie, I will be cheering for your Eagles today. If they win, know that the Vikings (that your team just beat) creamed the Cardinals in December. Enjoy your football game.


Well, I've rambled enough. Chat with you later.
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:14 AM   #108  
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Morning everyone, it's another quiet day at my house as DH has guard weekend. I didn't quite make 1900 cals yesterday - more like 1650 but I did go over the 1500. But today I'll be back to the 1500 cals. The doggies and I took a 2 mile walk yesterday and we'll do it again this morning before the temp goes above freezing. The dirt roads are soft and I don't have to spend the day cleaning if I take them while the roads are frozen.

I worked on my quilt a while yesterday and chatted with my parents. Two weeks ago I learned they'd be vacationing in Florida while DH and I are at Daytona, so we're going to meet down there for a day. They were going to stay at our hotel and the place was going to charge $280/night. We're paying $70/night. But since it's Daytona and the week of the Daytona 500, they can do that. We made our reservations last May. Anyway, I searched orbitz and got them a $99 room. They were quite pleased.

Did any of you watch Oprah last week - her week long special of getting healthy in 2009. I DVR'ed them and watched the Monday and Tuesday shows and they were very good. I even discussed them with DH. The one question "What are you hungry for?" was thought provoking and I still haven't figured it out. Food isn't the right answer - basically what is missing/wrong with your life that you're trying to fix with food. It's a very interesting food. Also, Oprah said that when she was at her lowest she'd thought she'd "won" and was done. Dr. Oz and Bob Greene said that is the reason so many people regain their weight - it's never done. I finally had figured that out this past fall and gave my DH permission to harp on me if I ever stop logging. They also mentioned a WW credo of "Write before you bite". I thought that was cool - but as I log into my mobile phone, I came up with "Log before you hog..."

Penny, I hope the weigh-in goes perfectly. Mr. Scale is very evil and seems stuck. I was thinking perhaps new batteries would get it to leave that number. Or a shotgun... I love Mr. Moon, my favorite is when he's right on the horizon (rising or setting) and he's big and orange. It's so awesome.

Kathy, you all made national news with your snow. When the report came up I thought of you. Enjoy the shoveling. I always feel so virtuous after moving loads of snow. The exercise is quite good and productive.

Auntie, I will be cheering for your Eagles today. If they win, know that the Vikings (that your team just beat) creamed the Cardinals in December. Enjoy your football game.


Well, I've rambled enough. Chat with you later.
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Marie - I'll have to keep Orbitz in mind next time we book a room. That was a great deal. I don't usually watch Oprah but I think it's a very common problem that we think it's over once we've lost the weight. That's when we let our guard down and want to get back to "normal" eating - which is what got us into trouble in the first place. I like your "log before you hog" slogan . How about "don't cheat when you eat"?

Good news is I've lost 3 lbs. since last Sunday! LOGGING WORKS!

Have a great Sunday everyone.

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Congrats Auntie, your football season continues to Arizona. Way to go Eagles! You and your DH must be having a good time today!

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Yeah for the Eagles! That was an exciting game. Now I'm watching the Steelers to see if they will win.

Marie - I don't to often have to shovel snow because my husband and the 3 boys do it. I have shovled once this year, but don't do it if I don't have to. We didn't get as much snow here as they said we were going to get, but that doesn't make me mad. It is pretty though.

Not much going on here today. I continue to have the pain in my knee. I go to the doctor on Thursday for my thyroid checkup so I'm going to ask them to look at it. I'm going to try and get on the treadmill tormorrow morning, but I will take it easy.

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Hello all!

I hope you're all doing well. How's winter treating you chickies? Is anybody skiing/snowboarding? I wonder if that'd be a good workout. I'm guessing it would - seeing as you have to use your leg muscles for both. I'm thinking of going to Perisher Blue in the snowy mountains (about 6 hours south-west of sydney, one of the few places in the state where it snows) for july or early september this year.
I like going fast on things like my bike or rollercoasters (sometimes - only small ones, really) so I like the thought of the thrill of going fast on something like a snowboard and knowing if it gets too fast and I crash or something, it'll be on snow.... unless it's packed tightly and it's more like falling on ice. In that case, ouch.

Marie - the weekends are made for staying home! Especially after a week of workin' hard. It's nice to chill out and know that the only thing you have to do is hang around at home - even if there's stuff to do around the house. I watched Oprah last week. Somebody made a thread about the five questions Oprah asked - like "What are you really hungry for?". Interesting stuff. Like you, I don't really know the answer to that either. I agree, that type of question can really make you think.

Kathy - is it hard work to shovel snow? Seems like it would be. What a cool way to get a workout in! It's good that you've got the guys who can take care of it. Eight inches sounds like a whole whopping lot. Do you really get snowed in to your house - and do your cars get completely covered and everything? The thought of that seems so exiting to me for some reason . Kinda like if one day one was to wake up and find that the streets had completely flooded in water (not in the bad natural disaster kind of way, if that makes sense) and you could swim to work. Underwater wonderland! (Ok..unrealistic and insane, I know...) I hope all goes well with your knee and your thyroid checkup.

Penny - Great job on the loss! Ankle injuries suck big time Best wishes for your DS's recovery. Having time out from a sport you love is no fun at all. A few years ago I cracked my nose playing soccer and I had to take six weeks off. I tells ya, I played competitive Taekwondo for 6 years and the worst injury I go was a bad ankle sprain and leg bruising. In my FIRST YEAR of (supposedly) 'non contact' soccer I broke my nose. Thank god your son didn't break his ankle. I hope he can get back on the court soon and the pain isn't too bad.

Auntie, I hope you had a great weekend. Congrats on already shedding 3lbs! The holiday season is tough. Yesterday I caved into a burger. Man it was worth it. I'd never tried Oporto's chicken, cheese and mayo burger. Good god, a coronary nightmare. How's working going these days? Is it still really busy or have things settled down now that the new-year groove is more stable (if that makes sense)

I'm taking a day off from cycling today. My glutes are super tired and it's too sunny outside right now anyway. Might head to the gym later for some strength training.

I'm reading Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder right now - anybody else read it? It's brilliantly written (even if it's a translation) and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I got it from a fellow freecycler. Speaking of translated books - have any of you read The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon? It's brilliant - I highly recommend it.
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I hope you all don't mind me posting here...but I DO need to be held accountable for my actions and posting will keep me from snacking...
This will be exactly my second post since joining last august and I am actually quite proud of myself currently.
I reached a very small goal recently and I just canNOT stop patting myself on the back
I would like to join you guys daily, if you don't mind...
excuse my extreme politeness, but I really hate to intrude...
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Fly, Eagles, Fly...
Woo hoo! What a game! We are pretty happy with our football status today! Now the weather is another story... We only got about an inch or two of snow, and now everything is covered with a sheet of ice. It's absolutely horrible and unbelievable how many people do not bother clearing their sidewalks around here. My poor puppy can't even get a full walk around the block. She knows she doesn't want to try walking on the ice, so we only get so far and have to turn around and come back. She's so restless in the house, but there's not much we can do until either we get a warm up, or the idiots obey the law.

So, I ate a little too much today - had pizza for the game, but I got a good amount of steps in for the icy conditions. Tomorrow I'm using up the last of the Thanksgiving turkey to make a big pot of soup for the week. Hoping to get rid of some more fudge pounds!

Kathy, I guess you got a bit more snow than we did. Wouldn't it be nice to get a big paycheck for a job that you never have to get right, like a meteorologist? Hee hee. I was really hoping for more snow. But at least I've got my Eagles win. It would be awesome to have an Eagles/Steelers Super Bowl! Ah, but I'm really glad we've made it this far, no matter what happens next. I hope your knee improves soon!

Penny, a big to you for 3 lbs gone! Keep on logging!

Marie, I don't know how you do it, keeping your calories so low. Only 150 extra for your "big" day! I wonder if a little regulated extra won't give your metabolism a little kick start. I've always done the once a week splurge meal thing, just so that I wouldn't feel deprived, but I've read a few times that there are benefits to having higher and lower calorie days, to keep your body from getting too used to a pattern. But hey, whatever works for you! Thanks for the extra Eagles rooting! It worked! And oh, I wish I'd have paid attention and watched Oprah. I used to watch regularly, but I got away from it over the past year, or so, and only tune in when it seems like something I'm into. Well, I should have watched this week, but I only caught some of the show that Suze Orman was on, and not even all of that. Maybe I'll have to see what she has on her website.

Mariana, I've already mentioned above, but winter is NOT treating us well at the moment! But if we do ever get the "big snow" that covers the cars, I will be sure to post a picture for you! I've never been skiing or snowboarding, just sledding as a child, but I don't think I'd like whizzing down a hill out of control. I guess if you know what you're doing, you wouldn't be out of control, though, huh? Eh, not for me! But there's not enough money in the world to make me go on a rollercoaster, either. I'm pretty much of a scaredy-cat. Work is terrible. It's very slow now, and I'm just doing inventory. But I keep reminding myself that at least I have a job, for now, anyway. How's your work going?

Time to do some scrapbooking. Have a great Monday, all!

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Just testing... I wrote a long post a while ago, and it supposedly went through, but I'm not seeing it. Also got a notification that someone new posted here, but I'm not seeing that either. Is it just me?
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Ugh! I guess the other post is lost in space!
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How strange, now the posts are there. Am I losing my mind?

Anyway, welcome and good luck, Mysty!
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Mysty - Welcome to our thread! I'm glad you're on track and have reached an interim goal. I'm just getting back on the wagon after losing 40 lbs. then regaining 20! It's the snacking that does me in too. That's why I've started logging ALL my foods again - that's how I lost the weight in the first place. Good luck, and we're looking forward to hearing from you again.

Auntie G - I'm glad your team won again - you must be very excited. It would be great for you if they made it to the Superbowl . I hope your weather calms down soon. I'm so glad it's warmed up a bit here. We may even get a few dry days soon!

Mariana - I haven't read the books you mentioned but I'll look for them at the library. At the moment I'm reading the latest in the Odd Thomas series - "Odd Hours" by Dean Koontz. These are spooky thrillers featuring a young guy who sees ghosts. A bit gory but amusing at the same time - very different. I read about 2 books per week and have also recently enjoyed reading Diane Mott Davidson's chef-detective series, including "Tough Cookie". Well, I guess that's my book report! At least when I'm reading I'm not stuffing my face .

I hope everyone is off to a good start this week.

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Uuuugggghhhh!!! It's Monday again.

Mysty, welcome to the thread. We're very happy to have you join us!!! Congrats on your mini-goal. Give yourself many pats on the back.

Penny, I've looked at the chef book series. Was it just ok or really good? And did you read the whole series from book 1 to the end.

BTW, I just downloaded the Janet Evanovich in between the numbers Plum Crazy (not sure of the title) and it's so far better than the book from last June (number 14). I love laughing while listening to a book. I guess Penny has a point with saying you can't be eating if you're reading and holding a book. I can, however, eat while listening to a book. Yesterday I was listening to a book (A Good Woman by Danielle Steel - the story was great even though Steel's character/heroine is always perfect and that makes me want to gag). Anyway, I was listening to the book, had the TV on with the Pennsylvania football games on, and was sewing on my quilt. ADHD strikes again. 3 things at once. I just can't sit and read a book. I'd fall over of boredom.

Auntie, you're not losing your mind. When I did my post yesterday morning, it went into la-la land then showed up a few hours later. I'd copy and pasted it into Word so I would ahve reposted it. As I hit post the first time, it said that the forum was down for maintenance. BTW, my DH doesn't get that it's good to shovel our walk when there's only an inch so it doesn't turn into ice (we're rural so it only affects us). He's lived in Oregon too long - Oregon DOT believes in not plowing the road and letting nature take its course.

Mazza, you've got to try skiing or snowboarding. I've been skiing since I wa 5 years old and it's the best workout. Expect a lot of tiredness in the legs. Cruising fast might not be in the cards if you never did it before as there is a learning curve. And the snow might be soft, but it's usually packed (hard sometimes icy) and there are trees. Lots of trees. They hurt according to my son. But if you haven't done snow before, it is a magical sight - even though it can be dangerous.

Kathy, my knee is screwed up and the treadmill works for me (although it probably depends on the knee injury itself). Because it has hand rails, it keeps me steady and balanced and when it give out I just take all my weight off it. When I first got back on after the injury, I lowered the incline to nearly flat and the speed to a crawl. Good luck with it.

Mr Scale is as ornery as usual. What a nasty plateau but I'm trying not to let it bother me. I was ni the cal range yesterday, and took the doggies out on their normal 1.5 mile walk. Then DH and looked up the moonrise time for yesterday. We used my headlamp to go up the top of the hill and watch the moonrise. It was big, orange and full. So the doggies got a second 1.5 mile walk. And Mr. Scale still won't budge. Perhaps some day it will go lower (maybe after I'm dead) . But at least I'm healthy and that is my goal.

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Yup, it's Monday, alright. I shouldn't whine since I generally don't work Mondays, but I still have that sinking "work" feeling on Mondays. Ah well, I'm behaving today and the sun is shining, so maybe the sidewalks will improve for walking.

Penny, yes we are in football heaven right now. I just hope it lasts a bit longer! So, you're getting warmer temps out there? We are in the 30s today and tomorrow, but by the end of the week we're supposed to have highs in the teens! Brrrrrrr... Happy reading, and keep on logging!

Marie, oh I'm glad it wasn't just me with the odd posting behavior! I was pretty discombobulated, thinking I must have done something wrong. So, it's all good. And I won't hold it against your DH that he doesn't shovel small amounts of snow. We've just got a bunch of idiots around here. I mean, they only have maybe 15-20 feet of sidewalk to take care of, but they just ignore it, or even worse, they do a 2 foot wide path to get to their car, and don't touch the rest. Grrrrrrr... Well, congrats on getting so much walking in! I still haven't been able to see this giant moon because it's been too cloudy. I hope it's not too late, since it's clear out today.

Time to make soup. Have a great day, everyone!
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