Yup, although you might wanna make sure and wait for someone else to confirm this as I am not very confident. Better yet, why don't you e-mail the Medifast guys because they can answer you better...
Good morning Shams!.
It was a pretty quiet day around here yesterday. Is everything okay out there (here) in Shammy land?.
I was busy running kids around in the a.m. Then trying to get the quads ready to sell. Then running kids around again. I think I was in the world of: Ang; Miss Lara; and Andrea...and I didn't like it. lol.
This afternoon, I need to take Nate to get his stiches out; take Natalie to her mandatory State testing for school; and go to the grocery store. Doesn't sound like much...but I stress out pretty easily these days, so it's a lot for me..
Barb ~ I don't think you're home yet, but when you get there, I'm anxious to know how the Casino was..
Ang ~ I know how you're doing...pain in the azz..
Andrea ~ Here's to a MUCH better day today! If I didn't mention it yesterday and IF you still have time...wear your sexiest work outfit today. It will be a constant reminder of how far you've come with MF. I didn't like to 'hear' the sadness in your typing yesterday. Be happy! K? K! Thanks for checking out my web page! I appreciate it!.
Did you happen to go to the "Outlet" book? Lots of inexpensive stuff in that book. I like it! Also, let me know if you want me to try to get you samples of anything to try..
Lori ~ I hope you are doing okay..
Andi ~ Have a GREAT day...drink that water!.
Miss Lara ~ I hope you are here today. You're another one of my staples...my Medifast life just isn't complete without you..
Jo ~ I hope you are here again, too. I know time is limited..
Darlene ~ Hugs to you!.
Kori ~ You are just marvelous! What else can I say? Any pics for us of the Disney decorations? Nev's getting all kinds of gifts from the Disney store this year for Christmas..
Dawn ~ I loved seeing you yesterday. I'm sorry 'bout Sis...the good news is that they know what's wrong; think therapy can help; and surgery might make her better. Hugs!.
I hope I'm not missing anyone..
I should try to get some sleep. I am more stressed than usual right now. My DD is treating me like Shitz and it's horrible!!!.
Much love to you all...
SANDY! How in the world did I miss you??? I'm so sorry. It was such a slow day yesterday, my mind is mush this a.m. Hugs!..
It's pretty lonely being the only Shammy on the face of the Earth/Internet...
Just a quick drive-by to say good morning and Happy Hump day!!.
Sorry I can't stay to play Lauri!..
Morning Sexy, Sassy, Swaggerin' Shamrockers!!.
Good day today. My son made out ok so far in court....still not out of the woods, but better then I had anticapated. Also, he started a new job last night. It is about 25 miles from his house, so finding rides is not going to be easy for him. He can take the bus into work, but the shift ends at 11:00pm and no buses run that late. I am hoping he works with someone who lives fairly close to him./ A mom can always hope for the best..huh??.
Also today, my daughter and I will be working together on the same shift for the first time...I am excited.
I brought my youngest son a pack a cigs late yesterday afternoon after work..(enabler.
) but he seemed upbeat, happy and most importantly, sober..
So, when my kids are doing well, my heart is at peace..
OK, off to check in with my melter bunch and then off to the bank and work....TTFN..
Good morning all.. with the emphasis on the GOOD..
I re-read the supportive posts you guys sent me yesterday. went to bed last night with no additional BLT's occurring. !!! I can do this!.
Lauri... thanks for starting us off today and the awsome shoutouts. except for poor sandy who got forgotten... joking. LOL. I'm going to look at the avon again.
Maybe you can recommend a color or type. I'm open to suggestions. you do have a lot going on today. hope all goes smoothly..
Hey ang.. thanks for the good advice. I know you have been here and you are so amazing. I often look to you know this can be done!.
Hi andi... thanks too. hope you have a great day..
Lori... I will save the PM you sent me to read over and over. much love to you for the awsome support and azz kick when needed..
Kori... you sounded so happy last night, it made me smile. disney and the dentist on the same day??? talk about an oxymoron... yikes. wtg at the gym. you are a rockstar!.
Hi sandy, when you get here. any golf today?.
Hey barb... are you coming back today?.
Lara... are you out there, chica?.
Hi darlene... hope all is good for you today!..
Have a great day jo... love hearing the peace in your "voice"... much love to ya...
AFM: ive got a quiet morning at work, then court in the afternoon. gotta testify and that always makes me nervous. oldest ds soccer dinner is tonight. a big banquet, lots of people we dont know, buffet dinner that cost me $90 for all of us. at least I have seen the menu and I know I can have prime rib (which I really dont like) greeen beans, and salad. oh well... what can ya do...
Ok... I just realized I posted 2 blogs on the same day... must be feeling like my chatty self today...
I worked on my closet for 3 hours yesterday and am about 1/2 done. So I am off to finish before friend gets here to take a bunch of stuff. Be back later..
Oh, it was a horrible OP day for me yesterday. I did a 3 and 1. Just too busy and time slipped away from me. I did ok with water and exercise but not the 5's. I will do it today. I promise...
Hey sandy... hope today is better for all of us!..
Quick check in. Work will be crazy as usual. Especially since I was out yesterday..
Will check in from work..
Mucho love chicas!..
Hi from work!.
Olivia had to go to the ER b/c she injured her wrist/hand...goes back for follow up on Friday. Mad busy here. Will check back later..
But we shammies all need to get it together. It is alltogether way to quiet..
Will check back in soon as I get a quick minute..
Give my best to Olivia! Poor kid...Poor you!.
As for the board...makes me sad and I'm already feeling in not such a good space today..
I love you all though..
Hey ang... bummer about olivia. that stinks. hope work is going as good as possible..
Hi kori... glad you had fun yesterday but stinks for today..
Work is going ok for me. going to be headed out soon.....
Hey lauri... dont be sad. we are here and thats what counts. even a few shammies around are better than none!..
We love you too lauri....even when you are blue. if I was good like sandy I would have made it into a poem... aint gonna happy, slore. just not how I roll! LOL..
Just realized the time, so I gotta go now. love to all till later tonight.... keep chattin any shammies that come along.. stay OP, hommies!..
OK, I have two shelves left to do on my closet. Big job. I have a fur coat that I gave away today - a little sad but it did not like right on me anymore..
Lauri- hope quad sells quick. Hope no issues with Nate's stitches. Scary DDD - dear dtr. driving. I remember those days..
Angela - will you have pics of Tim Taylor decorations?.
Jo - good job on exercising. Hope you have fun working with daughter..
Andrea - I hope there is a happy ending to BF situation. Someone said light at the end. I hate conflict also. I know you will learn from the Chinese - sometimes it is a good long term step..
Angela - hope butt is getting better. Please take care of you with all that is on your plate. YAY for no BLTs..
Darlene - YAY for good OP days. Sorry for the stress you have with the serious Timmy stuff. I love your sparkling water suggestion and have been using it and it works great..
Barb - hope time at casino's resulted in a win..
Kori - glad Disney was awesome and YAY for rockin the gym..
Andi - sounds like a great bike ride. How many miles? Not that I am thinking about our challenge. LOL..
Where is Lori?.
I am going to go for a walk and chat with with MOM then back to finish closet project. We are in town on Friday and I will bring a bunch to stuff to a resale place and we have a charity truck in the neighborhood on Saturday so it will all be out of here then. I never anticipated it being so emotional to empty out one's closet. But it is all but done. BBL..
Sand ~ AWESOME accomplishment today. On several levels:.
1) You have a nice clean closet that will make you smile.
, everytime you enter it;.
2) Your friend must be giddy about her new.
3) The reason you had to clean out said closet is that you lost 49.6 FREAKIN POUNDS!!!.
4) Others will thoroughly enjoy the clothes you donated...you may have even provided someone with just the right clothing to pick themselves off and start her life anew..
It's all great stuff Sweetie!..
OMG! I couldn't figure out why Pink had Goofy's voice in her video...I'm such a loser...Nevan has Goofy's Silly Slide on Playhouse Disney playing in the background. LOL..
Just got home from my trip with my sister. I didn't do too badly at the casino but it was pretty rough on my sister. We did alot of shopping too and Sandy, I think I must have walked over 5 miles yesterday alonelol. Have a little unpacking, etc. to do so I'll catch up with you guys later...
I am such a dork, I forgot the camera this time. Oh well, guess it means I need to go again when the Christmas decorations are up still so we can take pics...
Hey Dawn!! Good to see you here yesterday and today! Have a wonderful hump day!..
Jo - I am so glad some good news is coming your way. You are a wonderful mother, person, and friend...
Good luck in court. That would make me so nervous also..
Sounds like a very expensive banquet to me. I like the pot lucks much better myself, cuz it is cheaper..
You are going to rock this thing! Less than 20 pounds left and you are in the home stretch. No BLT's!!!..
Great job cleaning out your closet!.
Got to stay on top of the meals Sandy! Maybe, go back to posting your times? That seemed to help...
Wow, you guys are alltogether falling apart there in PA, you and your boo-tay, Olivia and her wrist/hand. Hope you guys feel better..
It has been very quiet. I wasn't here last year at Thanksgiving time but I am surprised how quiet it really is. Hope everyone is doing well...cuz I know I want to power through the last 23 pounds and be done and into T&M as soon as my body allows me...
Work is almost over for me! YAY! At least...the kids are leaving early which means I can catch up a bit. But...I think I am going to slip out early, go home, do some laundry, take a nap, and bake some things to make up for what my family ate this week so I can pass out all the invitations...
Hope you feel better Lauri! We know you love us, and we love you too. Wait for it...I think I need a purple dinosaur costume cuz I am about to burst into song here! OK...the urge is gone now...
I think emptying out the closet is a huge emotional thing. I laugh, I am excited, I cry, all at the same time sometimes. It is exciting to give away things that don't fit. It makes me laugh trying on clothes that fall off. But then I cry thinking of all the good times I had in the clothes I have and cry because they don't fit anymore and it makes me sad. Then I cry because they don't fit anymore and it makes me happy.
But it is very liberating for me..
Enjoy your walk and chat with Mom, Sandy...
OMG Ang!!! I freakin' love this song!!!! PINK is awesome!..
Glad you did ok at the casino! Sorry the casino gods weren't so nice to your sister. YAY! For shopping and logging in some miles Barb!..
Soup recipe that I got from the lady I played golf with yesterday:.
Prep: 20 minutes.
Cook: 50 minutes.
Makes: 28 cups.
1 lb. carrots, sliced.
3 med. onions (1 1/2 lbs.), chopped (4 c.).
4 lg. stalks celery, sliced.
2 lg. cloves garlic, crushed with press.
2 cans (28 oz. each) whole tomatoes in juice.
1/2 sm. head green cabbage (1 lb.) thinly sliced (6 c.).
3/4 lb. green beans, trimmed and each cut into thirds.
1 can (48 to 49 oz.) chicken broth.
6 c. water.
Salt and pepper.
3 med. zucchini (1 1/4 lbs.), sliced into half-moons.
2 bags (6 oz. each) baby spinach leaves.
Coat 12-quart stockpot (or 2 large saucepans) with nonstick cooking spray. Over medium-high heat, add carrots, onions, celery, and garlic; cook 8 minutes or until vegetables soften, stirring occasionally..
Add tomatoes with their liquid, breaking up tomatoes with side of spoon. Add cabbage, green beans, broth, water, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper; heat to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally..
Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to high; stir in zucchini and spinach and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until all vegetables are tender..
Each cup: About 45 calories, 2 g protein, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g total fat (0 g saturated), 4 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 410 mg sodium...
OK, I am done filling up the boards with my shout outs. I am so glad the kids are leaving early today! YAY! For flex schedule Wednesdays! Kids are gone in 30 minutes..
I am going to try and scoot out of here early..
Laundry needs to get done before I go to TX..
Just remembered I agreed to bake homemade bread for my neices..
Need to finish up some other baking for Staff breakfast on Friday..
Need a nap in a bad way..
Will try and check back in later...
Lauri - Could you PM me the AVON link, please?..
Kori - thanks for the comments..
Lauri - you are always so supportive..
Barb - glad casino was kind to you and congrats on the walking. I will record for sure..
We are half way through week 3. We can do this. If you mess up like I did yesterday, let's get on the horse and ride. (more miles on a horse)..
Hey kori... you are seriously amazing girl! all that to get done, rockin this program and being a great teacher too! thanks for the props and support for me..
Hi sandy... I agree that closet purging can be emotional. it's emotional in a good, well needed way. loved the reasons that lauri wrote to get rid of stuff. wise words to live by..
Lauri... love ya, girlfriend! you make me.
Hi barb... forgot to say congrats about your wins. did you buy some nice clothes? see ya later..
Kori... court went ok. quick and easy. leaving work soon too. no nap for me just homework, then soccer dinner. yes, id prefer potluck too.
Im going to eat some Medifast food before I go..
Much love shammies!..
Only time for a quick hi, but I hope to check back in later..We have some good friends in town. We have been doing some catching up, shopping and a great long walk this morning. I am having the friends over for dinner so I am off to store and cleaning a bit. Hope you are all wonderful, and I hope to read through the days posts later...tater...
I've been creeping until today. You guys seem fun. Can I join the group? Can you handle my sass?..
Andrea - I loved Lauri's comments on closet as well..
Darlene - hope you have a nice evening..
Chkchk, of course you're welcome here. I see that was your first post. Wait till you read more about our gabbing on a busy day. We often have well over 100 posts. If you don't mind, tell us your name (maybe sign it on your page) and a little about what brought you here. Our capt.
I'm Barb (the old lady of the group) but very young at heart. Look forward to hearing more from you. Andrea and Kori, have a fun night. Actually, hope everyone does. Think I'll go catch up on some stuff I missed after cleaning up in kitchen..
It bothers me too that it's so quiet...now more than ever is when support is really needed. So many fall off the wagon during the holidays as the excuses are just so handy this time of the year..
That being said...since it seems that 164-166 is where my body likes to live, I'm going to start transition shortly. I am taking way to many blts and I don't want to start any type of justification...
Lauri - please pm me too the avon link. Thanks!.
WELCOME CHKCHK - and yes I say bring it! We love the sass. It's been quiet around here lately but hopefully we'll pick it up soon!..
Debbie Downer here...sorry..
I ran out of my Trazodone the other day (for sleep)...but forgot it's also for depression. That would explain why I'm feeling like I'm about to have a breakdown. I'll be going to the store soon to pick it up..
Most of you, if not all, will totally understand this, as most of us have "special needs" people in our lives. So, I took Nate to get his stiches out. On the way, Nevan fell asleep in the car. I dropped Nate off at the front of the building and told him Nev was asleep and that I couldn't go in with him. I have NEVER done this before. So, I park and let Nev sleep for 45 minutes or so.
I called the Dr's office, but since it was noon, they had their answering service on. I kept falling asleep, too. Anyway, Nev wakes up, we decide to go in and there is poor Nate sitting in the waiting room, playing his DS. I said, "are you done?". He said "no, I've been waiting for you".
OMG! I have been in tears all day...so I'll stop for now. Staying OP though..
Love you guys!..
Lauri - sorry about the Doc appointment. Glad it worked out OK...
7 - not that I kept track for the challenge..
Ang - I hadn't seen - and it ROCKED! thanks for sharing!..
Yup - yup... I'm a medical professional and I can tell you are feeling ill..... but it maight take a while to really hit you.....
Save a horse - ride a cowboy..
Evening lovelies - seems like I've been talking to myself while I got caught up. and the sad part is - I think I answered... oh-oh.
Anyhow - great day and day off tomorrow but I picked up a few hours at job #2 - I want hubbie to buy a new(er) truck before winter really hits and every little bit helps! then WA Driver's license and WA emissions and WA plates. and donating blood at 1p. lots to do - gotta get my water in and exercise... HHHMMMM maybe a morning 'Ra run..... HMMMMMM.
And - ANG - can you please post the non-MF (but Medifast friendly) pie recipe? sorry if I missed it - maybe PM me??..
Didn't fit in the nap but on my third load of laundry, invites are printed and I am about to make some banana nut bread and some pumpkin cranberry nut muffins for Friday staff breakfast...
Of course! Welcome!.
I am Kori, 31 years old special Ed teacher from southern California. Started Medifast about a year ago and have lost 127 pounds so far. No kids, bf lives in Texas. Crazy busy family but keeping my focus until I am ready to transition!..
Sounds good to me. I am going to try to and get down to 145 because that is the middle of normal for my height but I have a sneaking suspicion that my body is going to level out at about 150-160. We shall see. I am going to keep hitting the gym like crazy both for the exercise and cuz I am really starting to like it. Hoping that will kick the scale into gear thru the holidays..
The quietness of the boards really worries me. I was talking to a trainer at the gym and he said that October and November are their slowest months. I guess it is the same here. Still makes me nervous that come Jan first, we are going to have a lot of people coming back who have fallen off the wagon and are feeling bad Bout the choices they made...
Lol! Yes it is better but I am sure it will creep back after Thanksgiving. I want to visit Disneyland at least a couple more times while it is still decorated for Christmas. Plus, if I end up moving to Texas with bf at the end of the year, I lose my sick days and I have like 30. So would rather use them up then lose them...
Sounds like a busy day. It's ok that you answered yourself. Sometimes talking to myself is the only intelligent conversation I have during the day at work.
Definitely go on a 'Ra run. The doggie will love it and you will be glad you did...
Need to go fold laundry and change the other load..
Need to eat some dinner.
Then get to the gym..
YAY for the 'Ra run fun... will do and report back in teh morning... late morning ya know but still. will do!.
Night Kori ROCKSTAR!..
Andi - love the cowboy suggestion. I think I have that song somewhere..
Kori - you remind me of my Mom. She loves to bake. We do not eat bake goods so I am out of practice..
Missed book club today. It was the first book since I joined the club that I could not get through. December's book is Still Alice. I have not read it yet but heard it is a quick read but sober. I will miss the December book club also as that is the day my niece and grandniece arrive from Africa for a surprise visit for my Mom..
Had a long walk today and Lauri suggested that I walk and talk to my Mom at the same time. It is working great. Smart time management..
Tomorrow is my Thursday golf group. We are going to split up. Several of us have decided that we have had enough of the beitch I was talking about awhile back. It is going to be ugly. I am glad we are doing it however. Andrea - you know that conflict stuff..
I am so glad I am done with my closet for now.I was surprised at how some of the larger size stuff still looks ok and others look like I am wearing bags. I think I have plenty of stuff to get me through the next few months and we will see what size I am then. It is an interesting journey..
Oh, doing OK with my 5's today. Only one more to go and it is not quite 8 here...
Night all. Hope tomorrow is a great OP day for everyone. Three days left for week 3. I have lost one star this week. Tomorrow I am going to walk on the golf course and drink a ton of water...
Laundry almost finished..
Bedroom picked up..
Think I will hit the gym before I bake...
Sandy - I just finished "Alice I have been" is Still Alice anything like that?..
I think I am putting todays posts to bed....sweet sleep shammies..
Hugs to all...esp Lauri, special mom to special boys.
Ps dinner for my friends was the bomb..tri tip, brocolli, sweet corn from farmers market, then...for the rest..rosemary & garlic mashed potatoes, crusty bread and apple crumb with van ice cream. spent toooooo much money on food, but these are special friends =).
Night and hugs..
Night Darlene and Andi!.
Made it to the gym..
Will have to bake at school tomorrow. Thank god I have an oven in the back of my classroom...
Andi - No it is a different Alice. I have not read it yet. But I will let you know what I think when done...