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Radmom413 03-01-2014 05:18 AM

SOUTH BEACH VETS - March Mayhem
 
New Month!
Spring is 20 days away.

Radmom413 03-01-2014 05:19 AM

This is the winter that will never end!
:annoyed:

Radmom413 03-03-2014 03:53 AM

So - how is everyone doing?

tinatina 03-03-2014 05:47 AM

Oh Cindy IT IS the winter that just won't stop!

School cancelled again today.

I spent most of yesterday kinda spring cleaning. I'm putting a fresh coat of paint on all the windowsills and getting the walls ready for a fresh coat and the kitchen cabinents. Same color, just want to freshen it up. I soaked by faux wood blinds in the utility sink to get the "fur" off of them. :hyst: Plus made them look like fitted blinds instead of having a bunch of the slats bunched up at the bottom.

I put up some new borrowed curtains that let tons of light into the living room. I'm ready for spring, it just hasn't shown up yet. My mom also gave me some marigold seeds that I need to plant (indoors) soon. And I got two sweet potato vines ready to get started. I spent a crap ton on flowers last year, hoping doing some planting now cuts down on that :D

Hope everyone had a great weekend! :love:

tinatina 03-03-2014 05:48 AM

Cindy - :heart::heart::heart: the new profile picture!

wiz 03-03-2014 05:49 AM

Snowing here AGAIN!

Weekend in Philly was loads of fun, but eating was terrible. :o Back on the straight and narrow today. I didn't weigh in. I couldn't face it!

Off to CA tomorrow for the rest of the week. It's supposed to be 70!!! :cool:

heahyou00 03-03-2014 08:59 AM

Hi Girls,
Back from our trip with the kiddos, we had a great time, but I was ready to come home. It hurt my back sleeping in a weird bed and that darn chlorine dried out my skin and hair so bad, they did have a full bar inside the pool area though, so that was nice lol.

The weather out where DS15 lives got really bad on Sunday, freezing rain and snow, so I was not able to take him home last night, so now he is missing school today, they dont cancel school for nothing where he lives, they figure everyone is used to it, they usually do a 2 hour delay just to make sure its light when folks have to drive in the nasty weather. Im gonna try to get him home tonight, we will see if it melts off today or not. Super frustrating!!

I have to work on my final paper for my class this week, I have to turn in a rough draft by Friday, it only needs to be 4 pages though, super easy compared to some of the others I have written :)

I bought a new book which came in the mail the other day, its called Trim Healthy Mama, have you guys heard of it? Its an eating plan, similar to SB, but its food combos that rev your metabolism. Its a super thick book so will take me awhile to read it, but it has tons of recipes and stuff. Im hoping it will help me find my motivation again.

Wiz- Have fun in Cali, wishin I was somewhere warm!

Tina- We are going to work on setting up our garden area next weekend, doubt we will plant anything yet since its still super cold here, I want to buy actual plants, not seeds, but I know that is way more spendy, we will see!

Have a great week ladies,

Kelly

Radmom413 03-03-2014 07:32 PM

Tina; I need to do that here - I want to tweak some things around here this spring. I would love to paint my cupboards, but it would be a huge undertaking.

Cali?
Wiz, I am envious!

Kelly - that book sounds interesting.
I am up and down with all my motivation.

DD24 making her way to FL - it has been a cluster you know what, since the end of last week. Just makes me stressed! ugh.

tinatina 03-04-2014 04:57 AM

Morning Beachers!

So sick of winter AND finances! :stars: Its really been messing with my mojo. I think I am going to start c210k from the beginning.

I went nuts on DH yesterday about the finances. Think we got a plan to lower some payments. We'll see how that works out.

Cindy - The tweaking stuff is fun/relaxing for me. I love doing it.

Wiz - 70 would be a HEAT wave! :stars:

Kel - Any new about your back? Planting seeds is new too me and I probs suck at it, but I'm gonna give it a whirl, lol. I'll keep you all updated on how this works out.

Happy Tuesday!

heahyou00 03-04-2014 08:21 AM

Hi Girls,
Well I finally found out what is wrong with my back, my joint ligaments in my lower back are shot. They gave me this support belt thing to wear, feels very strange and I have to meet with another specialist about some injection therpay where they inject a stiffening agent into the ligament to see if it will tighten back up, kinda scary!! I dont like needles, not that anyone does, but it freaks me out lol. My next appt is on the 18th, so we shall see what he says.

Im trying a little something new with my eating, really trying to watch calories and not so much carb counting. I tried it yesterday and was down a pound this morning. Tina I know you kinda watch calories. I downloaded a calorie counter onto my phone so I can keep track.

Lets have a great week, despite all the stress we are under :)


Kelly

GoBahnsen 03-04-2014 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by heahyou00 (Post 16823410)
Hi Girls,
Well I finally found out what is wrong with my back, my joint ligaments in my lower back are shot. They gave me this support belt thing to wear, feels very strange and I have to meet with another specialist about some injection therpay where they inject a stiffening agent into the ligament to see if it will tighten back up, kinda scary!! I dont like needles, not that anyone does, but it freaks me out lol. My next appt is on the 18th, so we shall see what he says.

Im trying a little something new with my eating, really trying to watch calories and not so much carb counting. I tried it yesterday and was down a pound this morning. Tina I know you kinda watch calories. I downloaded a calorie counter onto my phone so I can keep track.

Lets have a great week, despite all the stress we are under :)


Kelly

What are you taking to feed your connective tissues? How about collagen powder and some good organic gelatin? Can't hurt. Does improve, hair, skin and nails too:newbie:

heahyou00 03-04-2014 01:57 PM

I have never taken anything like collagen powder, where do you buy it? Just like a vitamin store?

GoBahnsen 03-04-2014 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by heahyou00 (Post 16823947)
I have never taken anything like collagen powder, where do you buy it? Just like a vitamin store?

I would think...or online I guess? After about 25 years of age our bodies don't produce as much collagen. Thus the wrinkles, etc. But it's also involved in all the connective tissues.

Don't forget the gelatin. Not Jello, but real bovine gelatin. It helps to take away hunger too. Easy things to do, but we just forget or whatever.

Nice to meet you heahyou :shake:

Radmom413 03-05-2014 04:22 AM

I think we all are sick of winter.
It's messing with EVERYONE's mojo, Tina.

Well, DSIL left FL this morning and they are both sad.
They will get through this. I just wish we could ff to June!

Not much else new! Happy Hump Day!

tinatina 03-05-2014 05:37 AM

Morning Beachers!

I am ready for ANY little sign of spring. UGH We are supposed to hit 51 degrees here on Friday! :jumpjoy:

Kel - I like the calorie counting cuz I have a tendency to eat too much (no kidding, right? :hyst:) portion size is an issue and this really helps me to see what an actual portion size is and I love the app I use and don't mind counting calories, so why not? I hope you have success with it.

Cindy - :hugs:

Luisa - You back to school today? Still JUDDDing?

Wiz - I hope you are having FABULOUS weather!

Happy Hump Day Beachers!

wiz 03-05-2014 08:49 AM

Hello all!

I must say it was absolutely awesome this morning to run in shorts!! I went for 6 miles and felt like I could go forever. But this ugly little thing called work got in my way. LOL.

The bad news is that everything here is in FULL bloom and my sinuses are under attack. Wow. I was unprepared for my allergies to hit me so hard. Oh well, gotta take the good with the bad. I will say it is so pretty to see all the flowering trees.

Eating has been up and down. They left this small pack of Milano cookies in my hotel room for me as an elite member. Do you think I could possibly toss them out? Oh no, I ate them right up last night. :o

Tina, Cindy: On the calorie couting thing, my husband is a big believer in that way of eating. And I have to say his weight stays pretty consistent most of the time. He's not a "slim" guy, but he looks prettty good for 53. And he doesn't really avoid any foods except for sweets. It's that old adage...eat everything in moderation!!

Kelly, bummer about that diagnosis. I'm glad you are going to a specialist. That's the kind of thing where you definitely want more than one opinion.

OK, off to work now!! I'm in Kelly's time zone for my work day, but of course, woke up at 4:30 AM - which was 7:30 AM at home. :stars:

heahyou00 03-05-2014 10:19 AM

Hi Girls,
I really like this counting calories thing (I say that now) lol. So far I am down 3 pds. Went grocery shopping last night and bought things that I havent had in forever, stuff like steel cut oats, apples, fiber bars, pretzels & hummus, popcorn!! All low calorie stuff but still not major high in carbs. I literally counted out the pretzels for 1 serving, I can eat 18 lol.

Anyway, we will see how this pans out, I really like the app I got too, I can scan the barcode of the item I am eating and it will log it for me with the calories and what not, pretty slick! Makes it easier going to a restaurant too because most of them have calorie totals next to things now, at least most big chains do, you never knew about if there were hidden carbs in something!

I found out today my promotion at work should happen soon, 1 gal quit the company and she was senior level and she was on my team, so that opened up a senior spot and my boss told me she wants to give it to me, but I just have to wait for the offer letter from HR now, which they are slow as molasses! So I didnt get the lead on my team, but at least I am getting something out of the deal!

Well my break is over, time to get back to work, have a great Wednesday!

Here is my food plan for today just to keep me accountable:

b- steel cut oats w/apple & cinnamon inside
s- fiber one bar
l- weight watchers sante fe meal, 1 slice low carb bread w/pb
s- pretzels & hummus, pinneapple
d- pulled pork on lc bun with grilled broccoli
s- sugar free ice cream


Kelly

tinatina 03-06-2014 06:27 AM

Good Morning Beachers!

Finally getting some exercise in. I have been really slacking. Did day one week one of c210k last night. Then got up early this morning and did two 10 min weight workouts with some biking.

Kel - congrats! Hope it happens soon!

Wiz - You get another short wearing run in today?

Happy Friday Eve! :D

GoBahnsen 03-06-2014 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by heahyou00 (Post 16825115)
Hi Girls,


Kelly

But I'm a guy:dunno:

heahyou00 03-06-2014 10:22 AM

Hello Everyone,


I apolgize I didnt realize we had a male join the group :) Its been the same group of women for so long!

Anyway, weight was up 1/2 pd this morning, I prob should get out of the habit of weighing daily, but just cant help it lol.

I have an online seminar to attend tonight about the new doctoral program I am applying for, it doesnt start until next June, but I have to get all the information now and start gathering my documents, the application process is pretty major, so it will take me awhile.

My current class ends next Friday and then I get a 3 week break, Im really looking forward to that. We have a vacation planned to Canada, we leave in 30 days, cant wait!! None of us going have ever been before, Michael received his passport in the mail yesterday :) While in Canada of course we are going to an NHL hockey game, we have to see Michaels beloved LA Kings play, we are prob going to be on the only people in the Canucks stadium in Kings gear lol, hopefully we dont get beat up :)


Not much else to report, lil mans bday is next Tuesday, his dad took the lead this year and scheduled his party and paid for it all, kinda nice for a change :) his party will be the following weekend on the 15th at a huge arcade/pizza place, they have go carts and mini golf, its pretty fun. He's going to be 7, growing up so fast!

Here is todays menu:

b- steel cut oats w/cinnamon apples
s- pretzels & hummus & dark choc
l- steak tips portabello tv dinner
s- slice of lc bread w/pb
d- steak fajitas

If I am hungry tonight, prob a sf snack pack, we will see how many calories I have left for the day :)

Kelly

GoBahnsen 03-06-2014 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by heahyou00 (Post 16826593)
Hello Everyone,


I apolgize I didnt realize we had a male join the group :) Its been the same group of women for so long!


Kelly

I can make an exit:hiya:

Radmom413 03-06-2014 06:10 PM

I think he's just being smart.
;)
Sorry, but we SBVet Ladies have been together for many years, we don't get many visitors!

I have been hanging in there this week - DD's move has had me stressed out. I am off for the next four days....F, M, T, W to babysit DGS for DD as her daycare is on spring breaK.

tinatina 03-07-2014 07:08 AM

Hello Beachers!

DH kept me awake half the night because he had trouble sleeping so no AM workout. I did start C210K and will be doing d2 tonight. Running at 6 mph! :up:

Cindy - Enjoy your time with dgs.

TGIF Beachers, have a great weekend!

wiz 03-07-2014 09:53 AM

Day 3 of customer meetings. ugh. :stars: I won't get home until 2 AM at the earliest tonight. double ugh. :annoyed:

Eating has been off, it's so hard when you are eating in restaurants, etc. for every meal. But I have gotten 3 straight days of running in!

This weather is awesome, although I have spent most of it inside. But even driving to and from the office with the car windows open is like a little slice of heaven!

Hope you all have a great weekend. Off to Fairfax, VA next week, but not until Wednesday...

heahyou00 03-07-2014 04:19 PM

Hi Girls,
Im sooo ready for the weekend! Weight was down this morning to 198 despite drinking a beer when I got home last night, I was so stressed out from the crappy day that I needed to unwind!!

Eating has been good today and I plan to continue it thru the weekend. We dont have anything major planned, we were going to get our garden beds started tomorrow but now its going to rain all weekend, so I think we will save that for another time. Gonna do some serious house cleaning, laundry and watch some movies. We plan to rent Gravity for tonight. I have heard mixed reviews on it.

I hope you ladies have a great weekend, I will check back in on Monday!

Here is todays menu:

b- steel cut oats w/cinnamon apples inside
l- sante fe nachos
s- slice of lc bread w/pb on top
d- lemon herb chicken and broccoli


Kelly

Jacki 03-07-2014 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Radmom413 (Post 16819707)
New Month!
Spring is 20 days away.

Winter doldrums - buh bye!!!

Radmom413 03-08-2014 04:21 AM

:confused:
Why do these random people come in here and make comments?

Hoping we all have a good weekend! Birthday dinner for DSIL tonight, and DSIL #2 will be coming up from Milwaukee to join us and to get Artie. I am guessing I will get him again if DSIL goes to FL for his spring break.

Didn't eat much yesterday, Lol, didn't have time. Maybe I will lose a couple lbs these next few days - there is no time with DGS. He is teething and was miserable yesterday.

Let's hang in there!

Jacki 03-08-2014 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Radmom413 (Post 16828659)
:confused:
Why do these random people come in here and make comments?

My apologies. I assumed the forum was open and that was just my way of breaking the ice, so to say.

Again, I am sorry and will unsubscribe from this thread. - Jacki

wiz 03-08-2014 09:46 AM

Kelly, we saw Gravity and while we enjoyed it, I was surprised it was up for Best Picture. Sandra Bullock was great, but there are a lot of unbelievable moments in the film. So I give it a thumbs up, well worth watching - but not the best movie I saw this year. Interested to hear what you think...

FYI. We go to Key West on vacation in 4 weeks. I tried on some of my summer stuff this morning and was horrified. Way too much weight around my gut. :o Back to my boot camp mentality on Monday...:dunno:

Jacki, our group is comprised of friends that have been posting together for YEARS. So we know each other's family dynamics, work drama, etc. It's not just about the "eating" for us. So it feels odd when someone new comes along. We are a friendly crew, but this particular thread was formed to allow us to spend quality time together - not necessarily talking about our WoE.

We're dusting off our bikes and pumping up our tires! It's going up to 54 today and feels almost Spring-like!! :cool: We may do a late lunch and an adult beverage or two after some cycling around the area.

GoBahnsen 03-08-2014 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by heahyou00 (Post 16828321)
Hi Girls,
Im sooo ready for the weekend! Weight was down this morning to 198 despite drinking a beer when I got home last night, I was so stressed out from the crappy day that I needed to unwind!!

Kelly

May I know what kind of beer it was?:newbie:


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