|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Mar 10 2011
Happy belated anniversary sinkpea!
Congrats on a yummy dinner hth!
Looking SASSY nancy??? That's fantastic!!!
BRAG-I got gardening done yesterday! The break in the rain was wonderful...while it lasted. I can't wait to get my vegetable garden going....
DESIRE-The hubby has been battling stomach issues for quite a few days now...just want him to be better.
GRATITUDE-That I have the most wonderful mother-in-law to spend the day with on Saturday :)
Have a Terrific Thursday! Almost another week over...
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Mar 07 2011
HI EVERYONE! My goodness I can't even tell where last week went. Seems like I was here posting on Monday...and then, well...I'm here again on Monday posting! Sounds like everyone is good.
BRAG-I managed to do grocery shopping for my husband and I for $46.00 this week - YAY! Still not sure how...but it's nice to not spend my usual $80-$100.
DESIRE-For this week to be productive and to go by quickly.
GRATITUDE-That I have the best husband and we love spending time together. We have had 4 weekends in a row with him not working and I am getting SPOILED!
Sending lots of positive energy to you all!!!!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Feb 28 2011
It's a Sunny Monday here too sinkpea!!! LOVE!
Wow nancy...sounds like you had a whirlwind weekend! Made me a little tired just reading :) Sounds like it was a great one though!
Hope you're having a Happy Monday hth!
BRAG-Actually woke up on time and was not tired this morning! Got a lot of rest this weekend - much needed!
DESIRE- For the sunshine to last...and for the weather people to be wrong about the rain returning on Wednesday.
GRATITUDE-That I have the best husband ever and we spent the entire weekend together! 4 weekends in a row that he has not been working - a girl can get used to that!
Here's to lots more sunshine for all of us! Have a great day ladies.
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Feb 25 2011
Yeah - Happy Friday to you too sinkpea! We made it through another week ladies.
sinkpea - Congrats on making it to the gym! I am looking forward to my first full week next week!
what's everyone doing this weekend?! I actually don't have anything planned right now, which is kind of nice. The hubby and I are probably staying in tonight because they are still predicting SNOW in SACRAMENTO?! I was born a NYer so the snow does not bother me, but I will not be on the road with people who have only seen over an inch of snow once in the last 30+ years!!!
BRAG-I'm better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No more flu bug.
DESIRE-Sunshine! It's been raining a lot again...it's nasty outside!
GRATITUDE-For my best friend helping me to plan my trip to visit her in Germany! September cannot come fast enough - and I plan to have this weight all gone by then! This trip is a great motivator!
Happy weekend to you all - hope it's a great one!!!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Feb 24 2011
HI LADIES! Been a few days. Unfortunately I got the flu on my four day weekend :( Had to stay home yesterday to get some much needed rest. I am very thankful I had already planned to be off because it made coming back to the office much easier.
BRAG- My week of training in San Diego is fast approaching - CANNOT WAIT!
DESIRE-To get my strength back today and tomorrow so I can hit the gym this weekend.
GRATITUDE- That I have a loving and understanding husband!
Hope that you all are having a fantastic week - missed you ladies while I was sick!
Nancy-FORWARD MOMENTUM...working on getting mine back now that I am not sick...very important!!!!!!!!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Feb 18 2011
HAPPY FRIDAY! HAPPY WEEKEND!
So glad this week is over. Just wish that the weather was nice. It's been raining the whole week! The arthritis in my ankle almost got unbearable yesterday - been having to take ibuprophen, but it only takes the edge off...need some better weather.
BRAG - 4 day weekend ahead of me...cannot wait!
DESIRE - To get myself to the gym and get registered on Monday - I need exercise! And for better weather, but I said that already!
GRATITUDE - That I have such a wonderful group of friends to spend my time off with!
Hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and that this rain does not find it's way to any of you! It's miserable...but I won't let the weather get me down!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Feb 16 2011
Good Afternoon! Getting some sunshine here after lots and lots of rain...and no walk! Luckily I was on the move quite a bit yesterday so that made up for things.
sinkpea-congrats on the logging! I do great mon-fri, but once Sat and Sun come around, I don't log...have to change that.
hth-hope your hubby heals quickly!
nancy-DITTO on the mint chocolate chip gum - it's amazing stuff. Right now I have some Stride Kinect Fruit - it's citrus flavors, and has B6 and B12...doesn't beat the mint chocolate chip though.
BRAG-We had a potluck at work today and I was SO good. Ate a huge portion of the bell pepper salad I made to fill me up with some sliced turkey. YUM! Was able to have a sliver of pie and stayed well within my calories.
DESIRE- Still hoping for no rain after work so I can get a walk in...not likely, but i've already been moving for most of the day so that's good.
GRATITUDE- That I work with a great bunch of people who kept me laughing through our entire lunch. I was burning calories as I ate - I laughed so hard!
Hope that you all have a beautiful day.
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Feb 15 2011
Had a great day yesterday until I got home and set eyes on the peanut butter balls that I made for my husband. But I ran with the pooches for a little bit and managed a 200 deficit...better than nothing!
BRAG - My 3 person staff is all out today and I managed to get through the morning and get all the work done all by myself...not bad!
DESIRE - For no rain this afternoon so the hubby and I can get out and walk with the pooches for awhile.
GRATITUDE - Today I am very happy to be in a great place at work and know that in no time I will be moving up the ranks!
Hope that you all have a beautiful, sun shiny day! Looks like the sun is coming out from behind the clouds right now!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Feb 14 2011
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY LADIES!
Wanted to check in quickly before I leave the office for the day...another meeting across town.
BRAG - Lost 2 pounds. My first week back was a total success! Here's to many more weeks like the last one.
DESIRE - For things to continue to go as well as they have been, both personally and professionally. I feel like I am in such a good place!
GRATITUDE - For my loving husband who surprised me with a card, flowers, and a dark chocolate orange candy bar yesterday. And that I was able to make him the best sushi dinner ever and his favorite peanut butter balls! Just grateful to have a loving made to celebrate valentine's day with.
Hope that you all have a wonderful day!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Feb 11 2011
hth - here's to all of us making it through another week!
nancy- thanks for reminding me - it's how I feel NOT what the scale says...
sinkpea - have fun shopping!
BRAG-Leaving work at 1 today!!! Quiet afternoon alone at home with the pooches - LOVE!
DESIRE- for a great weekend that doesn't go by too quickly. Looking forward to my first ever facial tomorrow with my girlfriend and a romantic sushi dinner with the husband on Sunday for an early Valentine's Day.
GRATITUDE- Always grateful for family and friends!
Have a fantastic weekend ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Feb 10 2011
Hi Ladies! Sorry I missed you yesterday. I left the office at 11 for a meeting and after that I just don't know where the day went! Well...part of it was a mini shopping trip, I remember that part quite clearly!!!
Had something different happen to me yesterday - I didn't eat enough calories. I thought that the dinner that I made we going to be a little high in calories, so I "saved up" during the day, to find out that I miscalculated my day by about 300 calories! I only ate about 1,000 calories yesterday - I don't think that was good! Not going to do that again.
sinkpea- Congrats on the foodlog! I have been trying to keep track as well - man it can be tough sometimes. Kudos to you for getting it done!
hth- Glad that you are resting again! Sleep is so important...something we all probably need more of.
nancy- Cheers to our prince charmings! All of us. We are VERY lucky - but so are our men...RIGHT?! :-)
BRAG-I get to spend 2 weeks in southern California next month! 1 to visit my uncles in LA and another for training in San Diego. Never been to San Diego - hoping for some free time!
DESIRE- Trying not to obsess, just hoping that I will see results this week.
GRATITUDE- Today I am just grateful to be feeling a little more energized and not as "weighed down". Drinking water and adding in more veggies sure makes a BIG difference!
I hope that you ladies have a wonderful day! I am sending the Sacramento sunshine to all of you :)
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Feb 08 2011
Thanks everyone! It's great to be back, glad I have you and hope to be there for all of you! I know that we can achieve our goals, as long as we put our minds to it. Sometimes though, we all need reminders!
BRAG - I got to eat lunch with my boss today, California State Controller John Chiang! Really exciting.
DESIRE - For the scale to move...just a little...by the weekend.
GRATITUDE - That I have a husband who loves me no matter what I weigh, but understands that I need to feel good about myself and my weight.
Here's to all of us! Thanks for being there for me!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Feb 08 2011
Just wanted to check in and say hi to my favorite group on CC. It has been a long long time...making a fresh start, setting new goals, and hoping that this year is they year I can get to when I feel good about myself and just MAINTAIN my weight instead of DIETING all the time...I know I can do it, I just have to push...
BRAG - 600 calorie deficit for my first day back, so wonderful!
DESIRE - Walking. Have to do it more!
GRATITUDE - That I had CC to come back to to get myself back in check and on my way to losing my last 30 lbs.
Hope that everyone is doing great!!!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Apr 26 2010
Almost forgot . . . why the heck do they have advertisements for Pizza and Breadsticks on here??? TORTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Apr 26 2010
sinkpea - I couldn't agree with you more, where the heck did the weekend go? I feel like as soon as I go out of "work mode" I had to get right back into it again! Now if only the work week would go by that quickly - it might not be so bad!!!
BRAG - Did my 5 mile workout on Saturday, felt great. Also took my dog for a little run and my mother in law's puppy for a run, both yesterday. Even got my butt in the garden for awhile last night! I can't remember the last time that I exercised on Saturday AND Sunday . . . wow!
DESIRE - To get better about planning out dinners during the week. I work so hard to plan food to bring to work during the day that I totally space about dinner. So, when I get home nothing is ready and we end up having whatever is easiest to make. This is definitely going to be my focus for the next couple of weeks.
GRATITUDE - That my brother in law had a wonderful 30th. He said he couldn't have asked for more! My husband and I did a good job and it feels so good to put a smile on someone's face!
Well here's to a very speedy work week and lots of positive thoughts and good energy every day!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Apr 21 2010
Hi Everybody. Gosh I haven't been on here in awhile. I have been getting ready for and starting my new job - it's great! I had time to read all of your posts and it looks like you all are doing wonderfully! It's very inspirational to read how well you are doing.
BRAG - my new office has the best view of Sacramento EVER!
DESIRE - For a wonderful birthday celebration for my brother-in-law - he's turning 30!
GRATITUDE - That I have been blessed with this promotion!
Hope that you all have a wonderful day!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Apr 05 2010
Glad to read that you all had a great weekend! I got a 4 mile workout in on Saturday, lots of work in the yard, and had a yummy dinner with my husband's family for Easter. My calorie count was really good for the day . . . until my Aunt brought out the HOMEADE LEMON CHEESECAKE. I had a small piece but my husband ended up eating half - I didn't want to go over board.
Thanks everyone for your kind words. You're such a great bunch of ladies! I am very lucky to have this place to come to.
BRAG - Got to shop for some new clothes to go with the new job :) It's nice that I have actually started to have FUN shopping for clothes . . . I have a SHAPE that's starting to develop that's not just ROUND! I have the right curves starting to show through!
DESIRE - For this day to fly by. 4:00 can not come soon enough!
GRATITUDE - That we got a break in the monsoon from last night and the sun is shining this morning . . . more rain on the way, but the break for sunshine has done wonders to perk me up!
Hope that you all have had a great start to your week. YEAH for SPRING! Keeping good thoughts for all of you.
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Apr 01 2010
Hi Everyone! I am back after a long whirlwind of a weekend. I went from extreme excitement over the long weekend, to total sadness over the loss of my grandpa, to getting a call that I got a new job (promotion). It has been exhausting. It's going to take some time to come to terms with the passing of my grandfather, but he was suffering so terribly and it wasn't completely shocking that he had finally gone. I'm just finding peace in knowing that he is not in pain or suffering anymore, he's with my grandma and great grandma again, and that I have so many wonderful memories of him.
A lot has been happening around here . . . wedding dresses (GORGEOUS!), girls weekend (SOUNDED SO FUN!) and some healthy competition (see brag #2 Nancy :) ).
BRAG - NEW JOB!!!!!!!!!! I got a Manager position in a different division of the Controller's Office. I am so psyched - this is such a big jump for me!
BRAG 2 - Got back to eating well and have been logging my food!!!! I love the new analysis - it really helps. Now I can make sure that my calories are good and I am getting the proper nutrition. Need to work on Potassium...
DESIRE - To have an extremely uneventful rest of the month . . . no more rollercoaster ride!
GRATITUDE - That I have some wonderful family members and friends to lean on the past week or so.
I can't wait for Easter Sunday! We always have great family gatherings, but I look forward to this meal most because it is so HEALTHFUL! This time of year makes it so much easier to eat well with all the great fruits and veggies around. I'm in charge of making the asparagus and green salad . . . IT WILL BE SO YUMMY!
Hope that you all have a great day. Good thoughts for ALL OF YOU!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Mar 26 2010
HI HI HI EVERYONE!!! HAPPY FRIDAY TO YOU ALL!!!
Wow, I just caught up on the posts for the last couple of days . . . you guys are all amazing!!! I am so thankful that we can all come here, share our stories, learn from one another, and support one another. This is such a great bunch!!!
BRAG - 5 day weekend is HERE!!! Walking and yardwork tomorrow, a day with the hubby on Sunday, hanging with my mother-in-law Mon-Tues, and having a SHOPPING DAY on Wednesday. This is going to be GREAT!
DESIRE - That I here about the job I recently interviewed for . . . I had my second interview over a week ago, and I know that they called all of my references . . . my fingers and toes have been crossed for days!!!
GRATITUDE - I guess I already had a gratitude at the top of this post :) BUT I am also extremely grateful that I will FINALLY be able to start the gym AGAIN next month. I had a small injury that set me back, but now I am just RARING TO GO!!! I've been walk/jogging 4 miles a day for at least 4 days a week - but I need something more. YEAH!!!
I really hope that all of you have a wonderful weekend. I will keep good thoughts for each and every one of you and I will be looking forward to catching up with everyone on Thursday!!!
|The Lounge||The BDG Game||Mar 23 2010
Two days in a row?! I am definitely getting back into it!!!
BRAG - Today is officially 1 year since my major ankle surgery/rebuild and I am feeling great!!! My doctor said that after 1 year I am totally in the clear!!! What a relief that I don't have to worry about it anymore.
DESIRE - To try and wean myself off of wine ... not totally, but just cut back. It's just so darn good.
GRATITUDE - That I have a wonderful mother-in-law who is SO thoughtful. She called me yesterday that she found this really rare kind of petunia and there were only a few left so she got me one for my garden. She's always thinking of me, i'm so glad she is my mother-in-law. What a blessing!
I am sending good thoughts and positive vibes to each and every one of you!!! I am really enjoying getting to read all of your posts. Have a terrific Tuesday everybody!!!