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02-20-2007, 02:45 AM
Hello and :welcome2: to the Jaded Ladies site!

We are a group of ladies that come here for support :grouphug: and encouragement on our weight loss struggles, and we also find time for some chitchatting. :gossip: So please, won't you join us? New members are always welcome. :yes:

02-20-2007, 02:54 AM
Good Evening Ladies!! :wave:

I was going to do individuals but I think I'll wait until morning....that way I can go back and read everything and make sure I don't miss anyone.

I got my part!! :carrot: And I got my walk in. I was just all smiles while walking that I probably looked like a lunatic! :lol:

I guess it wasn't the motor after all.....see how much I was paying was the control panel up top. Power was there...but the control panel burned up....or something like that. I'm just thrilled to death about it being back in working order!!

I would like to welcome all the new girls: Donna, Laura, and Meldee :welcome3: ......happy to have you join us. You'll love this group. Very sweet, supportive and caring ladies.

Hello to all you other gals out there. Congrats to all who have lost this week!! :carrot: Good job.

I promise I'll catch up and do individuals tomorrow....for now, time to clean up after sweating......what a great feeling.....(yes, I'm a little crazy but what can I say? I love to walk! Who knew?)

Hugs to you all!!! :grouphug:

02-20-2007, 07:54 AM
Good Morning Girls!

Awwwwww sitting here on my computer by the beach with the cool breeze softly blowing my hair...........Pedro has just brought me my healthy, but tasty breakfast and my suite has already been cleaned for the day.................

Okay back to reality! lol. It is supposed to be warm all week though! That is a plus! :D DH has a meeting with the Director of our building (its good) so we shall see what happens w/ that, he told hub he had a opportunity for him and its all good. Normally if this was just a Supervisor or Operations Manager, we wouldn't be so anxious, but this is coming from the Director of our building! He basically runs everything at our location, he only reports to the VP! So yes this could be a big opportunity I'm thinking! Why else would the Director offer an opportunity??!! Okay so I don't want to get my hopes up too big, but it could be a big opportunity for my DH, so I can't help but be a little excited!

We need to clean, but I'm not really too concerned about it. The dirt isn't going to magically get up and leave anytime soon! lolllllll. I didn't do a darn thing yesterday, but you know what? It felt good! I know that is lazy, but it did feel good!

:welcome2: all the Newbies! This is a warm, supportive, yet fun place!

Well I hope you all have a Great Day!

Now back to my "Vacation Land" and its time for my massage! lollllllllll.



02-20-2007, 10:01 AM
Good morning, ladies,:wave:

Donna - some of the best things in life are free! :yes: Like you, I feel blessed to have found such a place as 3FC, and we don't even have to pay dues or anything. Indiana is having a weird winter, too. In the words of Alice, they're getting curiouser and curiouser.

Marti - woohoo :carrot: on getting the treadmill part and for it being installed already. That James is a keeper, isn't he?

Jodi - YAY for 1# down! :cp: And another big yay for Emma's clean bill of health. I just love your avatar. So cute. Which yoga dvd do you have? I'm happy that you have a good exercise buddy. We need all the buddies we can get to make it through the journey of weight loss and exercise!

Cristina - your avatar is too cute! It's supposed to be warm here today, too, but may rain. I'm hoping to spend some time outside with the DGDs if it doesn't rain. :crossed:

Vann - awww, thank you for your kind words. I needed that. :hug: In all of your travels, if you get up this way, please come for a visit. I'd love to meet all of the Jaded Ladies.

Sassy - hahahaha, you and your creative imagination! :D When you're finished with Pedro, send him to me. Since he's willing to be of service, I'd like him to mop my kitchen floor that I didn't get to yesterday. tee hee. Wow, sounds like your DH may get a good offer of something from the building director. Let us know, ok?

Well, I did just fine with the food yesterday and was Starvin' like Marvin when I got up this morning. :hungry:

I have to tell you something funny - my bread machine makes a low, growling noise when it kneads the dough, and Molly had been trying to kill it, lol. :dizzy: She can't reach it, but goes crazy trying to. Totally cracks me up!!

Well, I have to go uptown to the jewelers and pick up my bracelets, and also make a stop at Wally World. Little Miss Caylin is going with me. Then I hope to be playing outside with the DGDs today.

Ciao, bellas!

02-20-2007, 12:18 PM
Well hello everyone! I hope to be here for the long haul! I've struggled with my weight my whole life - for the past year I was hovering near 162 -- not too happy with that--(I should have been!) -- I started having eye problems in August -- pretty serious stuff -- lost the central vision in my right eye...after seeing 4 different specialists -- 3 of which predict nothing but gloom and doom for me ---I found 1 who is considered a "rogue" and "left of center" BUT he gave me my sight back ! So I will back him for now -- he is also not so gloomy and negative about my future sight. Add to that my husband had a health scare -- hospitilized for 4 days with what they thought was diverticulitis (we were worried about cancer as it is in his family--turns out 2 months later ---it is nothing (??) he had a colonoscopy and they found nothing. Add in a two week trip to Disney World and I got up to 174!! ( I am a definite stress eater! Uggghh! And the weight seems cemented on!! I think I need to cut back on my portions and my carbs.

Hope everyone is having a nice day. It is sunny and 40 degrees here in MA. After eating a bad breakfast (out to eat and I got an omelet with cheese and mushrooms, 3 pcs. of buttery toast, and hash browns -- 2 coffees with cr. and sugar!! All that after suffering through yesterday ---I ate very healthy --mostly veggies) Tuesday is the one day off we are all together as a family -- I eat worse around my husband ----why is that???? :( (he is rather on the thin side currently)----hope to do better with the rest of the day!


02-20-2007, 12:42 PM
Good Morning Ladies--

Sassy--What a wonderful fantasy!! Let me put on my bikini and I'll join ya! :D I hope your DH gets some exciting news from the director. That would just make vacation time that much better right!

Jane--DH is definately a keeper. He got home a couple hours before me, had the treadmill put together and he got the computer back together......all the parts came in yesterday for things we needed. Now he's back to work and I won't see him until tomorrow night or Thursday morning.

Meldee--Happy to see you made it to chitchat! Wow, how frustrating and frightening to have all that medical problems in your family. Glad to hear that everything is better. Our temps here in Oregon are in the 40's/50's....but w/downpours of rain!!

Jodi--Hurray on the lost pounds!! Negative talk has been a problem for me in the past.....but I'm slowly learning that I need to stop that, especially if I plan on making a difference with myself. How wonderful to have a buddy to help you out! That's fantastic!!

Vann--I've always wanted to see Nashville....I have no idea why, but I have. So while there, have lots of fun and act really touristy just for me!!

Cristina--I love the avatar cute. Now where do you find these moving avatars??? You'll have to share your secret.

Hello to Sue, Tammy, Jules, Michelle, MaryKate, Mindee, Donna, Laura, and oh boy....who have I missed???? Hello and come back in for a quick wave! :wave:

Ok...I need to eat some breakfast and clean up for work. Everyone have a great Tuesday!


02-20-2007, 12:46 PM
Forgot to add information I got last night for things to do in Oregon this summer....

Check this out, it looks like fun, should bring the little kid out in me!! :D I'm really going.......:running:

02-20-2007, 06:38 PM
Jane- The Dvd I got from the library is called "Easy Yoga" with Suzanne Deason. It has a sticker on it saying it was new in the library 6/06 so it's not very old. The back says that this last is an award-winning yoga instructor. Whatever THAT is supposed to mean- haha

02-20-2007, 06:57 PM
Hi ALL--

Just a quickie as I am trying to get ready for my work least a 17 hour day tomorrow..I keep telling my boss I am too Darn old for this stuff..after 12 hours my brain starts frying (LOL)

Jodi-Love the new kitty....she is a beauty. Sally and I are going to look at Maine Coon Kittens on Saturday..I will keep you posted.

Jane- I would love to meet you too and ya never know where they will have me going next!!

Marti-So glad your part came in...Take a walk for me too as it is not something I love to do.

AND Sassy--Have a ball..that will be me in May..I won a Sales trip to Los Cabos...YEAH


Hi Christina!

Hello to everone else...sorry this is so short..won't be on tomorrow, but back with a vengence on Thursday!

02-20-2007, 10:32 PM
Hey Ladies.

Well haven't gotten much completed today either. Oh well. lol. DH's meeting went fine, they are going to meet again to get into more details of the Opportunity. Basically it could be a supervisory role, so some reorginization may be taking place soon, which does need to be done. So we'll have to wait and see because as of right now DH & I have the same boss (but we work in different depts) and when I was hired on, our manager checked with HR and they said it was okay, as long as DH was not my supervisor, so either some reorganization is going to have to take place or I will have to move to a different dept. :( But we'll just have to wait and see, no since in worrying about things that haven't yet happened!

Well Pedro is gone. :cry: I tried to talk him into staying for you fine ladies to come over for a beach party, but alas, he had other Goddesses to attend too. So its just me and the beach for now. Anybody want some fresh fruit and a large glass of water with lemon or lime?? Its still warm outside and we can bask in the moons rays. lol.

Well at least I have a vivid imagination! lol.

I hope you all had a great Day and Night!


02-21-2007, 01:15 AM
hello ladies!

welcome to all the new members. I look forward to getting to know you all.

I went and posted an updated bio in that thread. I also changed my avatar picture. Tommy took that picture of me this past Sunday when his parents were over. I never knew I looked that exhausted.

I just got Brandon back to sleep, so now it should be some time to myself.....I hope!

02-21-2007, 03:02 AM
Evening Ladies--

I got my 30min walk in. Feels good to have some exercise back in my days. Of coarse, there was no excuse for me to NOT have any activity the week the treadmill was down. I am chalking up last week as a "rest" week. (pitiful eh?)

Jodi--I have a yoga/pilates tape, DVD, and CD. And of the three....the CD worked my butt off. I'm not sure if it's because I didn't have to strain my neck to "watch" how do it, which in turn made me not do the poses correctly or what. I just know that if I do yoga/pilates I need to just LISTEN to the instructions. I like pilates a lot....just not my favorite.

Vann--I hope they don't wear you down tomorrow. 17hrs?? That's crazy talk! Are you needing some company in May for that trip to Los Cabos?? :D After working crazy hours like deserve to have a tropical vacation!

Sassy--My hubby and I met at work, he was my supervisor at the time. We didn't work there long after we got together, and when we worked at Sony....we got the same shift but different departments. It was great. Love spending time w/him and all.....but if we had to work the same place AND the same department....I may have gotten on his nerves! :lol: I do wish we still worked there.....I don't get to see him as much anymore and I miss him a lot. Hope things work out for your hubby and he gets the position and that you're able to stay where you're at....

Mindee--Having two little ones and another on the way will definately make a gal tired. But you look fine in your photo....not as tired looking as you probably felt. I should update my advatar w/a photo of me......most recent photo taken was in July! Hmmm........what's up with that?

Hello to the rest of you gals.

I need to consume more water. I probably get 30oz. at the most a day. That's not very much. May need to figure out something to keep my mind on that. Need to keep my body hydrated.

Ok...I think it's time to go to bed. I need to get up early and get some errands done before work. I'll try to stop by.

G'Night! :wave:

02-21-2007, 11:04 AM
Hello ladies,

Tammy - the last I knew about what was going on in your life, you were frozen in. Hope to see you here again soon, or I'll think you're now a popsicle.

Meldee - a big hardy :welcome2: to you! I started reading about you and your DHs health problems, but have to admit you lost me at the words DISNEY WORLD. I'm a Dis nut (notice my avatar) and have been there 8 times. My youngest DD worked there last year on the college internship, and had a blast. Anyway, I'm so glad your eyesight is better, and that your DH is better, too. Welcome to the family.

Marti - OMG!! That treehouse places totally rocks! I think that is just about the most creative place I've ever seen, and have it bookmarked to show my son. I don't know if he'd ever be able to take his family all the way to Oregon, but he'd absolutely love that place, and so would I. Well, even though your sweetie is gone, you've got your computer and treadmill, right?

Jodi - hey, thanks for the info on the yoga dvd. I'll have to check that out.

Vann - 17 hours? That'd kill me. :dizzy: Los Cabos, huh? Sounds like a great place. See you Thursday!

Sassy - what a great opportunity for your DH, even if you or he need to switch departments. Hold on, someone's at the door.... oh gee, it's Pedro... and he's holding a bottle of massage oil..... but I only wanted him to mop my floor, teehee.

Mindee - I like your photo and don't think you look tired. Thanks for doing the bio. I added you to the birthday list again, too. It's good to have you back in the fold.

Hello to Cristina, Sue, Julie, MaryKate, Michelle, and anyone else reading this. :wave:

Last night we went to a Shrove Tuesday celebration at my church. I skipped the supper, which was pancakes and sausages and ate a healthy meal at home instead. But we were there for the talent show and auction, and it was lots of fun. Mary and her family were there, and so was Terry and his crew. Neal and I both volunteered for clean up duty. I washed a bazillion dishes in the kitchen, and had fun talking with the others there.

Need to make some phone calls .... bbl if I can. :hug:

02-21-2007, 01:05 PM
Good Morning ladies

Well yest I decided that I wanted to rearrange my schedule and take today off. Last week I was able to have Tues and Wed off and we were ALL snowed in. Well guess what?? This morning there was so much freezing fog the kids were on a 2 hr delay. No prob... but then they cancelled school! I was so mad! So much for my day alone. sigh.

So anyhow, after lunch we are headed to the library. Have to take my yoga dvd back and I am going to pick up a pilates one. I have NO idea what that even is, but I am going to try it. They have another basic yoga one so I may get it too. I totally agree with it prob being better to HEAR the instructions rather than watch. Watching them isn't bad if you are doing aerobics where you are even with the tv, but my floor is WAY below my tv- lol

02-21-2007, 06:18 PM
Hi Ya Ladies!

Marti -- Yeah a lot of people think DH & I are nuts for working at the same place and all! But it works out good since we only have one "working" car right now and we sold the old car, so technically we only have one car. lol.

Jane -- Yeah I think it will be okay. If I HAVE to move to another dept or even if I have to get a job elsewhere, won't be the end of the Oh so that is where Pedro went? So how was the massage? Or did you have him mop the floor instead? lol.

Well Day #3 of our vacation and I still haven't gotten much accomplished. DH washed the dishes lastnight and even cleaned the kitchen! He also took out the trash and cleaned off the coffee table! :yikes: Guess I should get off my duff and do some cleaning myself, but just don't wanna. :cry: lol. No actually its cuz of my back aching, its not as bad today, so maybe I can get a few things done!


02-22-2007, 12:37 AM
crap! I had all my personals done and I was getting ready to send it and one slip of the backspace button and the stupid thing deletes everything!

Marti~ I will be keeping an eye out for that new picture!

Jane~ When Tommy took that picture, I only had 4 hours leading up to that picture. so, I guess I felt more exhausted then I looked. It is nice to be back in the fold of things.....I have more people to talk to!

Jodi~ we had some of that freezing fog and fogginess all day today! some day for a doctor's appointment, huh?

Sassy~ how are you doing on that vacation of yours?

02-22-2007, 10:43 AM
Good morning ladies!

Jodi - I know this is probably unusual, but I used to just love snow days. The kids would get so excited, and the next thing you know we'd be outside making snow angels and snowmen. For some reason, we'd always get out the Monopoly game when we came in. Then they reached their teens and wanted to go back to sleep instead of play. But I surely do understand you wanting to have a day alone. I still need some of those, too, and have been known to say so, loud and clear, lol. After reading what you and Marti wrote about the yoga dvds, I think I'd better pass, lol. I can barely do an exercise dvd that I can see and hear!

Sassy - hope your back is better today. Are you and your sweetie having fun during your vacation? The weather's been nice, hasn't it? Gives a person renewed energy!

Mindee - aww, I just hate it when a long post is lost! It's happened to me, too, and if I think of it now, I'll go to edit and hit the Copy key, just to be on the safe side. So has this been an easy pregnancy so far? Gina has had a rough time, this time. She's diabetic and has had to be monitored very closely. I had no idea what a risk that is! Did I read that you're going to wait until the the baby's born to find out the gender?

I've been doing pretty good with the food this week, but for some reason I haven't gotten in nearly enough water again! What's up with that?? So I've made a note on the fridge to remind myself.

Today Makenzie and I are going to town for groceries and who knows what else, lol. She always finds something that she and her sisters "need", lol. No doubt it will be something Easter-ish since all of that stuff is out now. Ahhh, it's all good!

Have a great day, :hug:

02-22-2007, 02:38 PM
Jane- the day didn't end out too badly. I told the kids I didn't want to hear any bickering and they actually behaved- lol. We went to the library and I didn't end up with Pilates- that just looked a bit difficult once looking at the pictures and reading the back of a couple cases. BUT I got excited... I found a dvd of Yoga (by Just My Size). I was excited over the plus sized instructor!!! My daughter and I did it and it was so much better than the other video. I guess I get a bad attitude when you have a 100 lb woman doing contortionist moves- haha. But... with this one, they show you and tell you what they are doing so it is easier to follow. It also has a tips section that tells you how to do different things if you don't have the range of movement you need to do it full force. Maybe it was just a mind thing, but seeing a woman bigger than me doing the moves (and I realize she is limber because she does the stuff), it just gave me hope that I too can do the moves! I am going to look for it on Ebay so I can get a copy of my own.

02-22-2007, 07:25 PM
Hello Ladies--

Took the day off....had a dentist appointment this morning and I thought I would come to work, but it didn't work out that way. Mouth is a bit sore....

Jane--Have fun w/Makenzie today!! I wanted to say that I finally mailed your pages today......I went to the post office both Tuesday and Wednesday and there was such a long line....I wasn't able to stick around without being late for work. So I took advantage today and mailed them. Should get it at least by Monday. Let me know.

Jodi--I was in Walmart today and I ran across a section where they were selling workout DVD's.....there are so many out there! I wonder if that would be one they are selling?? How fun that your daughter did it with you. I think Jhanai did pilates w/me once. She didn't last long, told me it wasn't fun. :lol: I did see a workout dance DVD that she might like.....done with the "Cheetah girls". I couldn't do it, but she might. I don't particularly like the idea of little girls teaching me moves. :dizzy:

Mindee--It may be a long while before I get a recent photo of me. Unless I take it myself.

Sassy--I had co-workers at Sony ask me how hubby and I got along so well since we worked together. I told them that it was because I actually LIKE my husband! :lol:

Hello to all you other MIA ladies!! :wave:

Well, I think I'm going to get some rest and then take advantage of being home today to get a early walk in. I have increased my speed once again and also the incline. The incline of 5 kicks my butt....literally! I can feel it in the back of my legs and when that goes on, I start invisioning a slender backside. Keeps me moving when I do that.

I'm off to go lay down. You all have a great rest of the day and just think: Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!

Hugs to you all!! :grouphug:

02-22-2007, 09:00 PM
Hello ladies--so many posts so little time--whan I catch up on the reading I will be back to post--probably tomorrow!! Too tired tonite!!

02-22-2007, 10:15 PM
Hello! :cool: I am new here and I'm just trying to find some support to help me reach my goal. It's going to take me a long time and I've tried to get started on my own for soooooo long and I just haven't been motivated. I'm going to have to do this now tho. I'm at the highest weight ever. And I'm so uncomfortable in my skin right now. I've been depressed and I think that getting some weight off will be so good for me. (depressed over different issues, other then weight) But I have about 70 pounds to lose in total. So I will try to get to know everyone if you guys don't mind a newbie hanging out here.


02-22-2007, 11:01 PM
Hello again girls--

Jules--Get some rest....we'll chat when you have more time. :)

Tina--We absolutely don't mind at all that you're here! Glad you made it to chitchat. We'll all support you and feel free to come here anytime you need someone to "talk" to. The girls are wonderful and so caring.

Well....I haven't walked yet like I intended to....I'm thinking I need to do that soon though. Some shows are on tonight and it would be great to watch them while sitting. :lol:

I've talked about needing to get more water intake. Well I ran to Walmart earlier and bought some crystal light. That always helps. I need to quench my hydrated body with some form of liquid besides coffee!! (I should know better!)
It's a start.

Just wanted to pop in really quick and say hello. Need to get moving before I lose my momentum of walking.......

Hello to everyone out there!!

Chat w/ya later!

02-23-2007, 12:00 AM
Marti- I had to do some merchandising in Walmart today so I looked for the DVD but that wasn't one of them. I did see the Cheetah Girls one and kinda thought of getting it. They were out of the 3 in one WTP I wanted to get. Couldn't afford it today anyhow. lol

Jules-hope you are able to get some rest and come back refreshed.

Tina-WELCOME! I am glad you found us here. If you jump in and start posting, I am sure you will feel at home here in no time. These girls are great support. Looking forward to getting to know you. What day are you going to weigh in? If it is Monday, I have a group for Monday WI girls, let me know and you can join us there too.

Not much going on in my life today. Which I guess is good- no news is good news right? lol

02-23-2007, 01:06 AM
just sitting down after having the lights flickering and going off numerous times today due to high winds.

Jane~ We had intentions of not finding out the gender. But since I got everything straightened around with the insurance and the referral, I go on my mom's birthday for a level II ultrasound. I mentioned to Tommy that if they can see what the gender is and I find out, could I tell him or did he want to wait? He said "it depends on my mood. if I am in a good mood, then go ahead and tell me. if I am in a bad mood, then don't tell me." I then said "well, don't you think if you are in a bad mood, and I tell you that it would put you in a good mood?" He thought for a moment and said "yeah, you're right." This pregnancy has been easier but I can't seem to get rid of the UTI. I had one about a month ago, got the script and took it. Went back two weeks later and it still showed that there was something in there, so they sent the sample to the lab. the lab report said that there was nothing in there so they let it go. I went in this past Wednesday and it showed up again, so they wrote me a script for the same medicine as a month ago. They want to make sure that it doesn't end up as a kidney infection. While I am in the hospital they are going to tie my tubes as well. I told Tommy when he got home on Wednesday and he says "so would I have to take some time off work until you can get around or could we get someone to come and help you?" I said I didn't know. I am going to ask my sisters Katy and Wendy who recently got their tubes tied.

Marti~ I hope your mouth feels better soon.

Tina~ Welcome to the group! I hope to get to know you better!

Jules~ how are you doing girl?

02-23-2007, 11:08 AM
Good morning, ladies,

Jodi - yay for finding an exercise video you like. It would be very encouraging to see larger-sized women doing the routine. Sometimes I'm relieved when life seems sort of boring... that means no crisis is going on, lol.

Marti - how's your mouth feeling today? Hope it isn't as sore as it was yesterday. WOOHOO about the scrapbook pages. I can barely wait to get them, and I bet Cristina feels the same way. You know, for some reason, I'm not getting enough water, either. I noticed the trend last week, so I've upped it somewhat, but still not enough.

Jules - hiya sweetcheeks! Git yer bunz in here, and tell us what's going on in your life, ok?

Tina - a big ol' :welcome2: to you! You said you have a lot to lose, and one way to not let that get you down is to focus on just one pound at a time. That's the same way you gained it. If you want to set a mini-goal, you might want to think of it in increments of 5 or 10 pounds. Losing 5 pounds sounds sooo much easier than 70, right? Regardless of your approach, we'll be here for you, ok? Welcome to the family.

Mindee - I had to have help when I had my tubes tied, with things like running the sweeper and lifting stuff. Since my next-youngest child was 6, that was no problem, but you may need help lifting the little ones you already have. Asking your sisters what they think is a good idea. Once you find out the gender, be sure and let us know, ok? We won't tell Tommy, lol. You might want to add some cranberry juice to your diet for the UTI, along with the meds. Some people swear by the juice, but I personally don't know if it works, but it couldn't hurt.

Cristina - where are you? Hope all is well.

Hello to anyone else reading this. :wave:

I have put it off as long as I can, and MUST do some cleaning today. I'm not coming back in here until the house is spic and span! Another thing that's been sapping my time is, I've been planning a cut-flower garden, and will not let myself sit back down with that stuff, either, until I'm done with the house. Not that we ever get "done", right? :dizzy:


02-23-2007, 11:08 AM
Ok...Hopefully I can get everyones names straight. I'm really excited to have some buddies to talk to.
Marti thank you for that really nice welcome! :) I know what you mean about water. Before I started 2 days ago I avoided water like the plague. But now I'm drinking so much water and diet green tea that I'm taking a bizillion trips to the bathroom. haha...I'm not exercising yet because I'm trying to get the eating thing started first. My eating habits were so bad!! I'm following a Diet Center diet because I was a counselor back in the day.

Jodi ~ look we have the exact same starting weight! Had you been at that weight for a long time? That was the highest I've ever been. I usually resided around the 180's but stress has gotten the best of me. But in the year 2000 I was 132 and I was at my best. I felt so good. So I think anywhere under 140 would be great for me.

What program are you guys following? Oh yeah ~ where is the weight in on Monday? Right now I'm weighing myself every day. But I would love to have a day to report in...hee...stay honest!

Congrats on the upcoming arrival Mindee! You have your hands full! I know I had 4 kids 5 and under at one time. ;) Been there...done that...haha....

Talk to you all later. I'm off to be a bus driver....for my kids for the next little while.


02-23-2007, 05:01 PM
Hello ladies, and a Happy Friday to you!

JANE...I'm here! :) Just been in a weird mood lately, feeling stressed about things...losing weight, Josh and this house, ugh. But I've been exercising and you would not believe the difference. I am feeling lots better. Sorry to hear that Gina is having a tough time. Hope you had a good day with Makenzie. Glad your eating is going well.

MARTI...woohoo, can't wait to get the pages. I had put my scrapbooking on hold but pulled it out again to get more done on my weight loss one and Josh's. Hope the dentist visit went well. I am soooo over due for a visit I really hate to go. know, I never wanted to know the sex of my first three but the fourth one I REALLY did want to know. I was hoping for a little girl to even things out. Hope you are feeling good today. Missed having you around here missy.

TINA...a big :welcome: to you! Glad to have ya here and looking forward to getting to know you. Also, ditto what Jane said. It is a lot easier to see that smaller goal than to look at the 'big' picture. I did that for years but no more. I don't even like the 20 pound goals but that is my WW goal so going with it. It seems like soooo much! I am following weight watchers. Just joined in January and if I didn't mess up that one week and gain 2 pounds :yikes: I would have been fine. I am still fine even though I have days where I want to scream, lol. And go eat what I want to eat. You can eat what you want on WW providing you stay within your points but some points are so high in points it's not worth it. Again, WELCOME!

SASSY...I guess I totally read your post wrong, lol. I thought it was a position within the apartment complex, huh? I don't know how I came up with that one, lol! I do hope all works out with DH, if it was meant to be, then it will happen. Hope you guys are enjoying your vacation!

JODI...that's cool that you and DD did the video. My daughter is my walking partner at times...mainly on the weekend if I go to the park. She is so skinny but is always saying I need to lose 10 pounds. I swear if she does there will be nothing left of her, she weighs a whopping 117 lbs. But I tell her she needs to walk whether she is skinny or not...just for her health. About the bigger size women doing the DVD's/videos...that's another reason I love Richard Simmons because there are all sizes, not just the skinny people you always see working out. Hope you are having a good day.

Hiya are one busy chickie! Hope you get some time to post soon, miss ya! :hug:

VANN...17 hour days, :yikes: You definitely deserve that trip to Cabo! Saw somewhere you were headed to TN...did I read that right? Sorry, I've been out of the loop a few days. Hope you had a nice trip.

Hi SUE, TAMMY, KATHY, MARY KATE, MICHELLE, MELDEE, DONNAD, and anyone else reading this. Hope I didn't forget anyone. :o

Well, yesterday was a busy day for me. Had errands to run, groceries to buy, poop to pick up, lol, and exercise to do. I went and bought groceries, came home and put them away and then went to pick up poop in the back yard I thought, it is such a nice day. Instead of exercising/walking inside why not go to the park. It was a bit windy but I did anyway. Got in a 3 mile walk and it felt good! My plan was to walk around twice and then finish up on the treadmill at home. After the second time I thought I am feeling pretty good so did another round. On the third time I thought why would I go home and finsih up a walk when I am here and can just do it and get it done with, so I did. I was a little sore later on but felt really good about doing it. And today, went to It Figures and got in a 40 minute work out and then a mile on the treadmill. It's nice today as well but the wind is 10 times worse today and I don't think I could make it once around the park fighting the would have been a good work out though, lol. Doing good with the eating and onlye messed up once, if you want to call it that. Jason brought some milk duds home and asked if I wanted any. I said just a couple, well a couple turned into two servings. I have my flex points so it wasn't a big deal but I shouldn't have had them. But I'm not beating myself up about it because from time to time I know it will happen. Just try to make sure I have extra points for it.

Anyway, guess I've gone on enough. :blah: :blah: Getting chatty at times, especially when I miss a day or two. :)

Take care ladies and I hope everyone is having a good day! And weekend...I may not be on tomorrow. We plan on doing some painting. I know why paint if we are moving...well, everyone seems to be complaining about the colors so we are going to neutralize some of the rooms, going with white, ugh. I would never have a problem with buying a house with colors I didn't like because I would fix it the way I like it anyway. Have a good one ladies and sorry for the mini-novel, lol.

02-23-2007, 05:02 PM
Tina--Welcome--you'll get the names straight pretty quick--this is a very chatty bunch!!

Jane--with all the snow/ice melting and two life is cleaning the floors!! Not much going on, had a flu bug that didn't want to go away--totaly drained me, hopefully it's gone and I am feeling better.

Mindee--good to see you back!!

Jodi--hey there!! I ordered the Zone pilates dvd--don't know if I will like it or not--it just came today. Does your local library have exercise dvds to check out, also there a a few indoor flea markets around here and I see exercise tapes from time to time for pretty cheap. There's always Ebay too.

Marti--I love the crystal light peach tea.

Hi to everyone else!!

02-23-2007, 05:19 PM
Christina and Jules....thank you for the warm welcome. It's hard to get started for me. I'm trying to stay on track and I'm just starting. I AM going to go with the smaller goals. The last time I had to do this ~ I lost 60 pounds. (this time it's 70) But I would say to myself, "I can't wait to get into the 180's or whatever the next step down would be. And then I do a little celebration when I reach each level. Well, I need to get busy. I'll check back tomarrow! You all seem to be so nice and many of you have similar goals as me. Thank you!!!


02-23-2007, 06:31 PM
Cristina--you and your family will be in my prayers, must be so scary for you!! We were posting at the same tiem so I missed yours!! XOXOXOX to you!!

Tina--I would be ecstatic to get back in the 180's again, though my ultimate goal--at this point oneunderland looks beautiful!! Good idea with the smaller goals--keeps the frustration at bay!!

02-23-2007, 07:17 PM
HI guys...

Well..I make it back, but I have a new challange ahead!! My trip was awesome (and Marti)...I was tourist just for you for 15 minutes...(LOl)

Very successful trip, but as I was staying home yesteday to recoop I had a really nasty fall...doing something really stupid and as it turned out I fractured my tale bone. I spent yesteday at the hospital and although the pain is horrible, but I am happy that I didn't break my back (that is what I thought I did as I laid on the floor unable to move for 15 min)

So..again Hello to all..I am on lots of meds and still feeling pretty rough. I will try and catch up by Sunday..say a prayer...

Still need to connect as I would be eating really horrible with you!!


02-23-2007, 08:55 PM
I'm snacking on carrots and reading posts trying to stay motivated. You see it takes alot for me to stay motivated in the beginning and then after about a couple weeks try putting chocolate in front of me and i'll just laugh...hahahaha....
Vann, I am sooooo sorry to hear about your fall ~ you don't know me because i'm new but how awful. I hope you have a quick recovery. Must be painful!
Jules, who or what is oneunderland? I'm sorry....i'm blonde.

Ok...i'm sick of carrots. Going to drink another bottle of water and have my hubby bring me some meat for dinner (we own a sandwish shop) LOL!:D

02-23-2007, 11:17 PM
Evening ladies!!!!

Jane--I'm all thawed out and ready for the next ice storm on Sunday morning. Just in time for me to work a half day at the hospital and then go to a bridal shower. Should be an interesting day!

Marti--Glad to hear that you got your treadmil fixed. A few years ago, our main panel went up on our treadmill. I called the 800 # and when I was asked how long we had it, I kinda white lied and said for less than a year (really it was about 18 mo) and with no more questions asked, they sent us a new computer panel for free!!! And yes, I felt a little guilty.....for a few minutes!!

Cristina--I'm so jealous of your devotion to your exercising. I was off all day, only had a doc appt and woofed down a handfull of raisinets (and just grabbed another handfull cause I didn't know how to spell raisinets and reached into the pantry to check the spelling as I was typing this, talk about zero willpower) instead of getting on my elliptical. How's Josh!!

Vann--Sorry you busted your butt!! What a pain in the a$$. Seriously....ouch!! My daughter went skiing last week and thought she did the same. Do take care and hope you feel better.

Welcome to Tina and Mindee!! Hey ya'll to everyone else. Sorry to be MIA all week. I've been extremely busy. Working 14 hr shifts back to back only allows me time to get home, shower and get a uniform ready for the next day. I have been taking the time to pack my lunch trying to stay on track. My days off this week have been taking my mother into Baltimore City to visit her new/old boyfriend who just had triple bypass surgery. Finally got two days off and as I said, didn't do to much today but catch up on tivoed shows, sneak raisinets and get a physical for what I suspect is probably gallstones. We are going to a home and garden show tomorrow in Annapolis and looking at new kitchen countertops. I'm really confused on what to get. I don't really like granite. I had corian in my other house and like that better. Any suggestions??? I have white appliances, light wood cabinets and light hard wood floors. I have a lot of blue in my kitchen and breakfast area. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

02-23-2007, 11:34 PM
Hey all, just a quick one to see how everyone's doing. I did get most of my cleaning done, :carrot: and feel better about that.

Cristina - I see where you edited your post, but others who read it are all worried about Josh. So whatever is wrong, I hope it turns out ok! Since you edited it, I won't ask any questions. :hug:

A big shout-out and hugs to the others.

Tomorrow is going to be such a busy day for me that I doubt I'll have a chance to check in, until maybe late. So have a good day/weekend, and take care. :)

02-24-2007, 02:29 AM
Jane~ I got a response from one of my sisters. She told me that she doesn't remember the recovery that well because it was after her six week check up. But she did suggest having Tommy take a day or two off to help. I will be sure to tell you all if we find out the gender. Tommy is going with me and the boys to the ultrasound, so if we can see the gender, then he will know. I will have to try the cranberry juice for the UTI.

Tina~ Thanks for the congrats. Right now, I have good days with both boys. Some days they take turns getting on my nerves and other times, they are absolutely perfect and don't misbehave. When they decide to both act up, or when they take turns, those days seem to drag on and on and on. But I manage to make it through it all, just to turn around and do it 12 hours later. :dizzy:

Cristina~ How are you girl? Now, I seem to be the opposite. I wanted to know with Brandon and Logan. With this one, I would be fine either way. I am feeling good today. The boys keep me entertained during the day for the most part anyways. (I will have to post some new pictures of them soon for you all)

Jules~ Thanks! It is good to be back.

Vann~ My goodness! I hope you have a speedy recovery.

Tammy~ You sound like you live in Michigan....the way you are mentioning the upcoming snow storm. Tommy is suppose to pick up a buddy of his to help us move around our bedroom on Sunday. I am thinking of just having him pick up his buddy Saturday after he gets off work, just so he doesn't have to go back out in the wacky weather.

that about covers everything!

02-24-2007, 03:32 AM
Hi chickies....Hope you all have a wonderful week-end. It sounds like there is going to be some bad weather for some, and sunshine for others. We will have cool and windy in beautiful Las Vegas. :cool:
Not much new here....well, semi-new. We are going to sell our home here and do something else. Just don't know what yet. Lots of confusion and getting ready to sell. Love the weather here (except in Jan.) and will miss that, but we are burnt out on the rest. Not big city lovers at all and everywhere is crowded here.
Today I tackled Mt. Washmore and dusting. (always dusting here) We went out for dinner and that was it today. I spent some time on my landscape plan for back home.....I am not good at that, but trying. DH will probably lose patience with me...I am not sure what I want and need to go to a greenhouse. He wants to plan the whole lot...I want to plan one area at a time. I just can't seem to see the BIG picture. Ah well, it will work out.
I am so excited to see all the new members. Hello and a big WELCOME to everyone. :carrot:
Mindee- Hello...yes, do let us know when you find out the gender. I think you will find that the tube tying at the same time as delivery makes for just a little added recovery time. You are supposed to take it easy after childbirth anyway..remember? Take extra time, you might not get much sleep for awhile. LOL
Jane- Way to go on getting the house cleaned. ALthough I know it wasn't very dirty to begin with. :) Ohhh, a cut flower garden. Sounds so neat. I am trying to plan some landscaping and I have never done it before. Yikes....would never know how to plan a flower garden. (but I am going to learn)
Tammy- Hope you don't get the storm Sat. Ugh. Have fun looking at countertops. I got HiMacs in the new house. It is like Corian. I like it better than laminate, but mine won't shine up like I would like (don't tell my DH as it was costly, and he will have a heart attack if he thinks I want it changed) I love the color we picked and think if I can get the installer to tell me how to care for it I will like it better. They gave me no info. Actually have the same thing in white in the baths and love it.
Vann- Welcome back..glad you made it safely. But hey, sorry to hear about what was waiting to happen when you got home. How do they treat that? Do you just stay in bed or ?? Whatever it takes, be good and follow directions so you can be back to 100% in no time.
Tina- I always say I love carrots raw, and I do, until I eat several of the minis...then I hate them and don't want to look at one for awhile. Celery is the same for me. I actually do better with broccoli and cauliflower. Hope you found your will-power...and if you did, tell me how. I have NONE lately. By the way, welcome!
Cristina- You are doing so good on the exercise. Terrific! And I am sure you are getting the hang of WW eating. I am anxious to try Dr. Oz's plan when we get home in 3 weeks. I hope I can get motivated to exercise too. I read your post earlier today..and will say, prayers and hugs to you.
Painting, ugh, but it is exercise.
Jules- Hi stranger.....Oh, I love the peach tea also. But I buy Wal-Mart brand for less cost and it is good too. DH just said today that I drink too much of it...I said it is my replacement for Coke and lots better for me. I no longer drink 3 or 4 Cokes a day. (an I dis-like Diet sodas)
Marti- Hope your mouth is feeling better. You are still doing great on that treadmill...LET"S HEAR IT FOR MARTI! YAY!!! You go girl! Have a nice week-end.
Congrats to all the losers and even the maintainers...and especially to the exercisers. I envy you all and hope to get going again soon.
I know I didn't get everyone...and I apologize. I am thinking of you all and will talk again soon....and talk, and talk. :dizzy:

02-24-2007, 04:29 AM
Hello darlins!

Was an easy day at work. Love it when things are caught up and ya don't feel overwhelmed w/stress! Made for a good Friday.

Mouth is feeling much better, thank you all for asking. The teeth that were worked on are now very sensitive though. I'm hoping that will go away....if not, he needs to do something about it!

Jodi--Well....I went to Target before work today and bought the "Yoga, Booty, Ballet" DVD's. Looks like fun. Spendy though. I will be checking it out tomorrow when I get time. DD is playing her video game.:dizzy:

Mindee--Sounds like a good plan for Tommy to take some time off to help you out after the baby arrives. Not only will you be sore from tubes being'll have THREE little ones to care're going to want all the rest you can get. Looking forward to hearing what you're having. Any names picked out?

Jane--What a great attitude for getting the house cleaned. I think I'll use that to keep me active. "No TV until I get a walk in" or "no craftying until you try YBB" :lol: I've been doing better w/my water the last day or so. I NEED to drink more. I can see it in my skin and hair when I don't drink enough. So maybe I'll buy me a cute water bottle to just keep me chuggin. :D

Tina--My DD loves snacking on carrots. One of her favorites, which makes me pretty darn happy! :yes: Onederland, lets see. If you're 200lbs or over....your goal is to hit under....One hundred something....which is Onederland. I hope I explained that correctly. :dizzy:

Cristina--I'm hoping you'll get your pages by Monday. Please let me know if they get there. I have to put my scrapbooking aside until I get my printer back up. When hubby changed things around w/the computer he unplugged it....and when I plugged it in, nothing happens......what in the world did that man do?! Better start my "honeydo" list for when he gets home.:)

Jules--I'm a lemonade or raspberry lemonade girl. I really enjoy drinking it in the summer and adding real fruit to my glasses. I guess it makes me feel like I'm indulging if I do.

Vann--Oh goodness!! Please rest and take it easy. I fractured my tailbone years ago and I know the pain you feel. Many "get better" vibes and prayers your way!! :hug:

Tammy--Totally understand not getting on here everyday due to a busy schedule. The last thing you want to do after a long day is sit at a computer! If we had a warranty on our treadmill, maybe we could have gotten the panel for free....but since we bought it second hand.......I'm really happy that it's back in working condition.

Sue--Thanks for the cheers. It really brightens my day and keeps me motivated when you girls support me. I just love you girls!!:hug: I do have to admit though, that today I used my "walk free" day. I was wanting to wait until Sunday, but I just didn't feel up to it tonight. Good luck w/selling the house. I'm sure you'll find a buyer quickly.

Hello to all the other gals out there!! :wave:

Ok, ladies, I'm up's 12:30 and I need to get some sleep. You all have a great weekend and I'll try to pop back in if I get some time. It's Jhanai weekend, and my time is spent devoted to her.:)

Hugs to each and every one of you!!:hug: :hug: :hug:

02-24-2007, 09:31 AM
Hi everyone!

Tina--A great big welcome and thanks so much for the well wishes!! Having this site and these particular girls to reach out to a consistent basis have contributed to my loss and bring much comfort even when I don't eat well and am have problems (like now) I look forward to getting to know you better!!

Sue-The recovery period is just lifting..meds...I am actually quite amazed at how much a butt can hurt LOL Thanks for the well wishes...I know being in bed will not help my weigh loss plans and last night I sat in bed and ate a half a bag of cookies....I have a much better resolve today so we shall see. I am going to try and get out of the house today. I am hoping that getting out will help. I want to fake it til I make it better :-)

Jane- Sounds like you are a busy girl this weekend..have fun and don't over do!! look forward to chatting more later!

Marti- Having been through this you certainly know how I feel. Who would have ever thought such a little bone could create such havoc?? Thanks for the well wishes...I am so glad you are all here!!

Hello to Tammy, Jules, Christina, Mindee, Sassy, Michelle, and whoever else I may have missed...thanks you all for the well wishes and a big hug to you all. If I say stupid things you know it is just the meds :)

:hug: :hug: Chat soon...

02-24-2007, 12:00 PM
I'm jinxed. I've lost the first post....which was the longest post in post history I think. And then the second one I was just starting and I hit the wrong button....uggg

Ok....this is going to be short outta fear of getting deleted again...haha....I lost another 2 pounds this morning and I'm ecstatic!

You're right I AM getting to know your names well ~ after typing them over and over and....haha

Tammy ~ just wanted to say I'm jealous over your new countertops. I have original 50's in my kitchen. Including my oven...which is for looks anyway...I hate to cook! haha

Mindee ~ i had my tubes tied right after the birth of my 4th. I was glad to get it all over with at once. there's a little more discomfort involved but I was back in the game pretty quick.

Sue ~ does what happens in Las Vegas REALLY stay there? Ha! I love to vacation there. Haven't been in a lonnnng time. But my 19 yr old daughter was there at a trade show called the Pool show last week. She's a model and really involved in fashion etc...

Marti ~ Onederland here I come. ;) I can't wait either. Maybe i'll shave my head today to speed things up. I heard it was the new 'in" thing to do! haha! Well the carrots seemed to work for me yesterday soo...

Vann ~ glad to meet you too! happy recovery to you! if I were you I would milk it for all I could...haha! But i'm sure you are seriously in pain right now...not a good deal at all.

Jane ~ my fellow counselor. ;) I guess we are suppose to be the motivators on here. Ha! If I could just get motivated enough to clean MY needs it. psh!

Well I'm going to end this before is disappears......


02-24-2007, 02:43 PM
Tina- I will have to figure out how to send you the link to the Monday weigh in group. Beware though, for some strange reason we all seem to be on the same monthly cycle over there- lol. I think it is funny that alot of us seem to be able the same weight. I will lose and get stuck about 181-183 and stay there forever. I am bound and determined to get past that this time.

Vann- Sorry to hear about your fall and your tail bone- but I am glad you weren't even more injured than you were.

Jane- Hope you are able to find some resting, down time in your busy-nes

Tammy- nice to see you posting- HI, I hope you have a great weekend.

Marti- I have never heard of that dvd. It sounds scary to ME! lol You will have to tell us all about it.


Ok as for ME....
I made a decision yesterday to stop going to meetings. For the main reason it is just too expensive, and I have decided that I want to continue taking courses in writing (completed my only course in 1994 and then I had 2 little ones and just couldn't do it anymore) anyhow, in order to afford to take the course I am going to have to give up WW meetings ONLY! I talked to my exercise buddy and also my hubby about this before cancelling.

Do I like going and getting information? Yes I do.

Can I do it alone? No I can't.

But do I have a great support system here in this group and with my exercise buddy? YES I DO!!!

This support system is something I have NEVER had before in losing weight! By not going to meetings I don't feel like I am losing anything really because I get the meeting once a week- in this group I get it everyday, several times a day! So I don't feel like I am going at it alone.

And look at me! I have surpassed my exercise goal for this week! I am so proud of myself. I have never done the exercise before. I think that I need to focus more on non-scale victories than the scales so I can feel successful even when not losing, ya know. I am going to gradually up my goal so I don't over extend myself. So what if it is slow going... I have realized that the time is going to pass whether I do anything for myself or not. I am trying to get out of the I want it and I want it NOW mind-set. I keep telling myself- "Slow and sure wins the race".

And I also broke down and made an appt with the doctor. I have been having severe constipation for 7-8 mths now. I had eased some of the pain by taking a herbal colon pill every 3 or 4 days, but I am coming to realize that I can't "go" without the pills and going every 3-4 days can't be healthy. Plus since the first part of Dec I have just felt like something is not right with me. I am tired all the time, I just don't feel "well". I tend to put things off and bury my head in the sand, but in a moment of pain and weakness my husband got me to promise to call the dr. I did call and they were closed, awe the man knows me too well. I told him I tried but they are closed and he said you WILL call tomorrow. Hmmm how did he know that I felt I had fullfilled my promise and had no intentions of calling back?
I guess it just comes from having parents who always told me I didn't feel the way I felt, that I was faking my sickness. Who sent me to school with chicken pox because I wasn't sick (and the bumps were hidden by my clothes and noone knew I had them). I have this voice in the back of my head that my stomach doesn't REALLY hurt. That its all in my imagination that I am exhausted all the time and that I am not going to the bathroom. I don't think anyone will take me seriously, so I just endure.
Just like yesterday I told my hubby that I feel like my coloring is bad and that under my eyes are puffy and he tells me no it's not. I go to the mirror and wonder how he doesn't see it, and then tell myself that is my imagination too.

Oh my I can't believe I just wrote a book here. I guess I just needed to talk about it to someone. Thanks for letting me vent and "listening". Anyhow my appt is Wed morning. I am going to ask for a full blood workup- I want to know what is going on with me.

02-24-2007, 03:04 PM
Jodi ~ I left you out! Dang!

I think you should go to the doctor ~ maybe once you get that problem solved you'll be down another 3 pounds or so! ;) haha! I myself have a phobia of Dr's because I don't want to get on the scale. I don't want anyone that can actually see me know my weight. That's why this online thing is so handy. ;) haha! I keep telling myself as soon as I weigh 132 I'll get everything checked out.

I'm bad I know it. and I'll be there for Mondays weigh in....

Ok...since I am on I thought I'd pass by some of my morning thoughts...

The Benefits of weighing over 200 pounds....
1. You save on water because it doesn't take as much to fill up the tub!
2. You lose weight every time you shave your legs!
3. You never get mistaken for Jennifer Anniston so the paparrazzi leave you alone.
4. You can eat alot and not get fatter.
The Benefits of being thin ~
1. It doesn't take you 5 minutes to pull you jeans up.
2. You can walk the dog without the dog walking you.
3. You have tons of more energy.
4. You can look at yourself in the mirror without throwing up.
5. You get to wear shirts without sleeves!
6. You can borrow your daughters clothes....maybe haha
7. (insert anything you might want to add if you like) haha!


02-25-2007, 01:52 AM
Evening Ladies :wave:

Using hubby's laptop since DD is hanging out on our homecomputer.

Vann--Don't you can never say stupid things in here.....meds or not. I do hope you're feeling better. Nothing to really help heal that area except rest. Hugs to you. :hug: Is your family pampering you I hope??

Tina--Liked the list of pros and cons you made. I may actually start making a list for myself of the pros and cons that I've personally experienced being heavier and losing weight. Thanks for the great idea!

Jodi--First thing I want to say is.....your posts can be as long as you want it to be.....if you need a "listening ear" we are here for you. :hug: As for the WW meetings, you need to do what is best for you. And maybe later in the future you decide you need to go back, you know you'll always be welcomed. Until then.....we'll be here for you as much as we can! I do hope you see a doctor soon to see what's going on....sounds like that can be down right miserable.

Hello to all my other JL friends. :wave:

Ok.....I tried the "yoga,booty,ballet" DVD and let me tell kicked my butt!! In such a good way. I totally felt it in my thighs and butt. I was sweating and laughing, wondering how I must look. I was only able to do 20mins of it though!! (There are several different workouts from 35mins to 56mins) Walking is one thing...this is something different and I have to say, I like it. I have plans to do that three times a week and continue walking everyday.

I do need to revamp my eating. I'm either not eating enough or I'm skipping meals. And that is such a big NO-NO! So, I went grocery shopping and planned my weekly meals. If I want to succeed and continue on succeeding, I need to plan better and really pay attention. It's a struggle for me I do have to admit. But.....I'm still learning and still figuring out what works and what doesn't work.

Wonder if it'll ever get simple?? :shrug:

Anyway...that's my update for the day. I better get to moving on the treadmill......hope my legs like me tomorrow....their not used to all this crazy workouts, been too long! :lol:

Have a good evening and I'll check in tomorrow!

02-25-2007, 02:57 AM
thanks ladies for the input on the tube tying issue. I got a response back from both of my sisters. they both waited until their six week check up to get it done. my oldest sister couldn't remember her recovery that well, but my sister who is a little older then Tommy said she was back to herself, granted moving very slowly, after a couple days. but she was back to normal self after maybe a week. (she also only has two kids)

I am going to ask more about it at my next appointment which is on the 7th. so I will definitely get more details about it then. I will be sure to let you all know if we find out the gender. (if I don't make it on to post the gender, I will update my signature with it)

As far as names go......well, we have some options, but we just haven't agreed on a name for either gender yet.

02-25-2007, 09:51 AM
Hello to everyone!!!

Well...I am going to try and go without any neds today. It is not too bad this morning. The problem is that I am the "ONE" that does it all..cook..clean...wash clothes..I know you all know what I am talking about. I am making my DS go to the grocery store to help with the heavy stuff:-)
THANK YOU ALL for all the well wishes!

As I got out yesterday I went to look at kittens and put a deposit on another Maine Coon. I am definitley attributing this to the medication. I think I have lost my mind, but my DS and I are very excited. We don't know yet which kitten it will be, but we do know by summer we will have a new addition.

I lost .4 lbs. I am thrilled as I thought I had gained. I feel fatter...but who knows...I am going to keep plugging along...

Tammy-I Can't wait to see your kitchen when it is done. I have white appliances and light cabinets and I chose charcoal counters. I love the way it came together. I have light green and royal blue accents and I think it is nice. Keep us posted!

Tina- I so hate it when you loose a post. I can tell you are gonna bring a lot of fun to our group !! Look forward to hearing more from you!

Jodi-Thanks for sharing!! You really should go to the doctor. I know from lots of experience that the stomach (intestinal) thing is so tough to diagnose, but once they figure it out and put you on treatment plan it can change your life for the better dramatically!! Good Luck. AND I love it when you said
" I need to focus on the Non-scale victories"" How true..we all have them and need to recognize them and applaud our victories!! Congratulations to you!! :carrot: :carrot:

Mindee-- I can't wait to hear if it's a boy or girl and to hear names.. DS and I have been thinking about kitty names and we don't know if we are getting a male or female yet..we are thinking exotic names (LOL) keep us posted!!

Hello and happy weekend to Marti, Jane, Christina, Sue, Sassy, and to anyone else I missed--

Couldn't do this on my own either!!!


02-25-2007, 11:30 AM
Vann--your kitchen sounds pretty too. I have to admit that I have a hubby that helps out--the only thing he won't do is the dishes. Before the kids moved out it was so nice to come home to a clean house!! MY mil had Maine Coons--they are beautiful cats.

Mindee--my niece is due April 17, my friend May 15 (she's calling me to go in with her), and my co worker is due in May too. There are actually like five more coworkers either pregnant or going to be grandparents.

Marti--I saw the Yoga Booty Ballet and it looks fun--wondered if I could do it. I am going to try my Zone Pilates I just got in the mail. With the snow/sleet/ice storm here until tomorrow morning I don't think I am making it to the gym. I will have to try the Crystal Light raspberry lemonade--I drink the lemonade in the summer.

Tina--your little lists are so cute--though even after I lose the weight my 65 pound dog will still be walking me. Marti explained the oneunderland well--for me it will be 199--when I don't weigh 200 anything anymore!

Jodi--good luck with your doctor's appt, my hubby is the one who doesn't go. When he says he does I know it's bad. I have been having the every two week tom's again--doesn't help with the weightloss and I am beginning to think the anxiety meds help my nerves but hurt the weightloss too.
One thing I heard somewhere was that it you use herbal cleanses or laxatives too much that it does mess up your bm's because your body gets used to the pills telling it to go. Don't know how factual that statement is, but I am sure your doctor can help. Have you tried adding fiber?
I agree with Marti--if you have something you need to post about then do it and don't worry about the length--we all have had our long posts. It does help to get supportive answers.

Sue--I have to watch the cokes (I don't like the diet kind either)!! Theres a garden show at the local community college in March--I am going to go to get a few things, they also have seminars, I am trying to find a listing of what and when to plan when I want to be there.

Jane--hope your having a great weekend!!

Tammy--my ds wants to start hitting the hiking trails and museums once spring hits--we all have cabin fever. We used to do a trip every year on his bday. He says he wants to go to Baltimore this year and see Edgar Allen Poes house. He's actually been wanting to go for awhile.

Cristina--hey chicky--thinking of you!!

Sassy--hope you are having fun on your vacation...miss you!!

Hi to anyone else I have missed!! Have to go shovel some and i'm joining Sue in the trip to MT WASHMORE!!

Have a great day!

02-25-2007, 12:05 PM
Hey Ladies! Here is what is going on in my head this morning ~

Well, I just thought my scale would continue down smoothly well for at least 10 pounds but this soon in the game ~ I was up .5 pound. (that's a half not five...haha) But I'm ok with it. I do need to stop obsessing over the scale because I realized I couldn't wait to get on the scale this morning and then I felt a bit sad when it didn't go down. But then I read the post about celebrating other non weight goals and I did exercise yesterday. Something I hadn't planned on doing for a while. I have a Nordic Track Bike that my Hubby got for me at Christmas so I could exercise without stressing on my bad foot. So I did it for 10 minutes and then he needed my help with replacing a faucet in our kitchen...and then I did another 10 minutes. So, my legs felt sore too...I guess that is why I thought for SURE i'd be down today. But I should be happy that i'm just eating right and exercising. This is day 5 for me. I'm feeling a little bit stronger EVERY day. I just hope you guys hold me accountable until the very end. Since gaining this weight, I have lost weight many times but never was able to reach anywhere close to my goal weight.

Well, thank you for letting me vent. :) I so badly want to be healthy and reach my goals because I've been having this feeling of failure in all other areas of my life. I'm hoping to be successful at this. And hopefully I won't beat myself up so bad about the other areas of my life. I tend to take the blame for anything that goes wrong in the house (the kids /the finances /and the keeping up of the house..) because that's MY JOB. So when one of my teens does something wrong it's because I wasnt' hard enough on them growing up ... you see the stress has gotten the BEST of me.

Ok..from now on I will try not to be so dramatic and I will be more fun...I promise. ;):carrot:

Have a wonderful Sunday today. I will see you Jodi at the weigh in tomarrow. And I will at least be able to report some loss for sure. Yeah!!!!


02-25-2007, 02:27 PM
Just a quick pop in this morning! Just wanted to catch up a little before I get too far behind. I will check back in later on tonight when I have more time to spare.

Have a great Sunday and chat w/you all later!

02-25-2007, 06:24 PM
Hello ladies...

Sorry for the short ladies have been busy! Too many posts to catch up on but...

VANN...sorry to hear about your booty. Hope you are feeling better.

Hi to everyone else :wave:

Hope everyone is having a good day, see ya tomorrow.

02-25-2007, 08:35 PM
When I first started having trouble I tried taking Fiber Choice and let me tell you that is when I started getting bound up. I haven't taken them for awhile. I haven't specifically added fiber, but I can say that since being on WW I pay more attention to things with fiber just because of course they end up being lower in points. But to sit and count fiber, no I haven't done that.

I haven't taken the herbal laxatives on a regular basis, just when I know that if I go one more day it will begin to hurt. Because of my work schedule and the fact I don't like to go away from home if I can help it, I will only take them when I know I am going to be home the next day. I didn't want it to sound like I am hooked on them or anything.

Ok, so I don't go to the doctor... but if I ask the doctor to have blood tests run, will they generally do it? I am so afraid that they are going to want to do a colonoscopy. I know that this will probably be the only way to tell what is really wrong, but are they really BAD? Has anyone had one?

Thanks for the words of encouragment

02-25-2007, 09:09 PM
I really should start a new thread but will leave that to Marti when she checks in later tonight. I just don't feel like being on the computer but wanted to post this: the DGDs little dog Sadie got hit and killed this morning. :( :( :( That makes 3 dogs in 2 years - Jazzy, Chloe and now Sadie. The DGDs are crying buckets of tears, which breaks my heart....

I'll check in tomorrow.

02-25-2007, 09:49 PM
Just stopping in...........for a quick Hello :wave: and also to share:

I saw a while back on the forum about being featured in Oprah Magazine, my DH as sweet as he is, remembered me mentioning it and when he went to the grocery tonight, he picked it up for me. I read it, is in there! :woohoo:

So go out and buy your Oprah Magazine today, if you haven't already or aren't a subscriber..............I believe its on page 183.

Just wanted to share!!!!!!! :D

Congrats Suzanne, Jennifer and Amy!!!!!

BIG :hug: to all!!!!

Jane: So sorry to hear about Sadie...........:hug:

02-25-2007, 11:50 PM
awwwee Jane that is so sad about the dgd's dog. Just breaks my heart to hear about it.

02-26-2007, 12:00 AM
just a quick post before this topic gets shut down.....

I will go get my copy of O magazine. I have been trying to stay awake long enough to get things done on here, but I guess that would have to do with the turkey I had for dinner.

02-26-2007, 01:44 AM
Oh Jane...So sorry about Sadie!! Please give each of those little girls a hug from me!! Sending one to you too!!:hug:

I'm going to go ahead and close this one and start a new one.....