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02-26-2007, 01:47 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,:woops: and we also find time for some chitchatting. :gossip: So please, won't you join us? New members are always welcome. :yes:

02-26-2007, 01:53 AM
Jane~ I am so sorry to hear about Sadie. Give the girls a hug for me.

02-26-2007, 02:03 AM
Just a quick hello....I watched the Oscars.
For Jodi...I have had a colonoscopy And all of the horror stories are over-rated. My Dr. gave me a sedative and I did not know anything was going on at all. Woke up later and felt fine. My daughter took me to her house until she was sure the sedative had worn off. I just wanted a nap afterwards. The prep (laxatives) were not pleasant, but still not near as bad as I feared. All in all, if I need one again I will not have any worries about it.
Please see your Dr. and find out what is wrong.

Hi to everyone else and I will check in tomorrow.

02-26-2007, 11:37 AM
I just wanted to share that at a little after midnight last night, I got a call that my cousin passed away.

You know how you think oh I just saw that person or whatever when you hear of someone you know passing? Well that was the first thing I said. I had just been at his house 6 hours before he died.

He had diabetes really bad, but about 2 1/2 yrs ago he had organ transplants and had been fairly healthy since his recovery. Probably within the last 6mth it was found that he had diabetes again (that just means that the donor would have had diabetes if she had lived), but it wasn't nearly as bad as he had once had it.

When I was there yesterday afternoon, he was eating and talking and just acting really good. It was such a shock to hear of his passing. He was only 41 yrs old.

I am also really good friends with his wife. How can I be supportive of her???

Well that is my life today. :-(

02-26-2007, 12:24 PM
I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. I think the best advise to give you about how to react around your cousins wife is to be there. Listen. You don't have to say anything. My mom told me this once. Because she told me so many people are uncomfortable about what to say to the family of someone that has died. In this case you too are family. But just be there for his wife. There will be those that won't.

For everyone here ~ I am already struggling with this. I was so sure it was going to drop quickly in the beginning and then I knew I would have weeks here and there of not losing and then large drops etc...But here it's only day 5 and the last 2 days no loss. But i'm ok....I'm just really anxious to see 'onederland'. I have been exercising on the bike these past 2 days. 20 minutes each day.


02-26-2007, 12:43 PM
Tina- thank you.

I know it is easy to get obsessed with the scales, but try not to weigh every day. If you just can't help it, pick the one day when your weight "Counts" and use the other days as a guide. The lovely thing about being a woman is that our body changes everyday... grrrr.... you might have water one day and not the next. Don't let the number on the scale bother you. Look at your non-scale victory... that is you have worked out for 20 minutes the past 2 days!! That is a change for the good!! You can do this, just stay focused.

I weighed in this morning and I am down another .4 lbs. So I weigh 198.4 this morning yeah me!

02-26-2007, 03:29 PM
I'm having a tough day already today. My daughter has a way of pushing all the wrong buttons and today it's happening. And she makes me feel like I don't do anything. This usually happens when she's in trouble and she's trying to take the focus off of herself....but it bothers me anyway. I am trying to figure out how to not obsess about eating junk. I know I'm not going to eat it but I can't get rid of these feelings. I'm going to try to get busy cleaning the house. And making a difference around here so she can't say I didn't. But i'm frustrated because I shouldn't have to prove anything to her. haha!

Well, I am dealing with the GRADES right now. The progress reports came out and i've been talking to the teachers. And this means putting restrictions on my kids until the grades improve and this is a huge stress on me. Because unevitably I get attitude and resistence. But it's my job. One that at times i'm not very good at. I want to be the mom everyone loves but this is the hard part. And my son has been recovering from a bad accident that should have killed him about a month ago. He rolled my husbands truck and totalled it. It rolled 9 times. And he was thankfully wearing his seatbelt and walked out. He also wasn't drinking. He has fallen asleep at the wheel...he had been to his girlfriends house and fell asleep and then tried to drive home after that. So, I thank God he's alive but it's put a lot of stress on me.

I'm good tho! ;)


02-26-2007, 04:18 PM
Hello ladies...

JANE...sorry to hear about poor Sadie, lots of hugs to you and the girls. :hug: :hug: :hug:

JODI...lots of hugs to you as well on the loss of your cousin. Never seems fair when we lose someone at such a young age. :hug: :hug: CONGRAT'S on the weight loss this week.

TINA...sorry to hear about your son, hugs to you too. :hug: :hug:

Nothing much going on...went and did a little bit of shopping for me, well and DD. I didn't want to buy too much because I am losing but I wanted something new, something different since the weather is so nice. But I am pooped...we walked around the mall for 3 hours and I am counting that as my exercise today! Just getting some laundry done now.

Today is WW/WI day and I am happy to report a 2 pound loss! :woohoo: I was hoping for more but I will gladly take that. Last week I was down a pound so every little bit helps. I'm going to order the restaurant guide and the other booklet they sell tonight so we know exact points on some things.

And...we got an offer on our house yesterday! Really happy about that, sort of. It is a very low offer but it's a start and they are wanting to close the second week of April. Good for us if they will work with us on the price so we will see how that goes...going to counter this evening after WW.

About Josh...thank you ladies. I have been so worried about him. I deleted that part of my post because I forgot and talk too much about him, where he's at and what's going on...not supposed to do that. But, he is not in a good place and I am more worried than I have ever been before. Where he was before wasn't the best place to be but it was definitely better than where he is now...a lot closer to Baghdad and he might be there the rest of his tour.

HI MARTI, SUE, MINDEE, TAMMY, DONNAD, MICHELLE, MARY KATE & JULES...I know I am forgetting someone, sorry.

Take care ladies and I hope everyone is having a good day.

02-26-2007, 07:02 PM
Early evening ladies!!

Jane--so sorry to hear about Sadie. I can only imagine what you and the girls must be going through. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Jodi--how devasting for your family to lose your cousin at such a young age. As others have told you, just be there for your cousins wife and let her lead the conversation. As for your health issues...I agree that you really need a good physical with blood work. I just did the same thing this past Fri. I just wasn't feeling myself for the past several months, tired from heavy periods etc. needing more sleep. I've got the paperwork for every blood test imaginable. Have them test your thyroid, chemistries for blood sugar, CBC for your blood count etc. Have you tried Senekot for your constipation. It's a little less crampy than most. Also the high fiber stuff can really bloat you and add to your discomfort. Congrats on the weight loss!!

Tina--I know that you are dissapointed on the slow weight loss but are you eating enough???? Sometimes if we go too low on the calories, our bodies think that we are starving and hold on to every calorie that we consume. Just give it a little more time, the scale will start moving. Also try to eat at least every 3 hrs. to keep your blood sugar stable. Just keep up the good work with the exercise and you will screaming with excitement in your next post telling us how much weight you are losing. As for those wonderful kids and their grades...a little tough love from Mom will go a long way. Remember you are their Mom first. Don't be afraid to get a little tough at times, they will thank you for it one day. I remember a time when my son turned 18 and was determined to drive several hundred miles to visit a friend and I forbid him to do it....I was waiting for the "I'm an adult and I can do what I want" response from him and I responded with..."If you are an adult, then you would respect and understand my concern about you traveling such a distance all by yourself in an unrealiable car." After we picked his jaw up off the floor, he gladly accepted the plane ticket to visit his friend and now at 22still asks for my advice.

Cristina--Woohoo on the 2 lb weight loss and congrats on the offer on the house. I hope it works out for you. I feel like the luckiest Mom to have my son stationed only 4 hours away. While he does do some traveling (he's going to California to teach a course for 2 weeks) I can only imagine what you must be going through with Josh overseas. My heart goes out to you.

Vann--how's the butt?? Hope you are recovering.

Sue--we are looking at Silestone for countertop replacement. I had Corian in my last house and loved it. Our only problem is that my kitchen is so large with an island that it will cost around $7000. I need to start playing the lottery!!

Mindee--saw your post about getting your tubes tied after the baby's birth. Have you hear about a new procedure called Essure. It's permanent but done in the doc's office. Look up

Jules--You'll have to give me a yell when you visit Baltimore. Tell your dh that the Baltimore & Annapolis bike trail goes directly behind my house.

Hello to Marti, Michele and anyone else I forgot. I've got to get dinner in the oven. Took my mom out grocery shopping and that is an all day event!! Yesterday we had a miserable snowstorm that I was out in the middle of, on my way to a bridal shower and today, the temps are in the 40's with the snow almost totally melted. Typical Maryland weather. I think I'm down about another lb. Weighed myself a few days ago after my TOM but have been picking at the chocolate the last few days and afraid that I might have put it back on. Hope you all have a relaxing evening. Take care.

02-26-2007, 08:50 PM
:hug: Hi Ladies!!

Jules--I love Maine Coons. My daughter has decided to get one also. We hope to get litter mates that way we can watch them grow together:-)

Tina- I love your resolve to celebrate the mini goals and I think we should all adopt Jodi's statement as our mission statement "Focus on the NON scale Victories" Love that!! AND I can totally relate to the kid challenges. My DS says he hates school and doing homework is like pulling teeth--Good Luck!!

Christina-Thanks for asking about my back end :-) Each day gets a bit better. I am still moving slow, but definitley feel improvement--AND WOW--
Congrats on the offer..I hope it gets a bit better--I think I countered like 3 times on my last house. Good Luck!

Tammy-Thanks - I am doing better...not eating great, but feeling better anyway. I am hoping once I am feeling more normal I won't turn to comfort food so much.

Sassy-Thanks for the O tip..I love her magazine anyway. I will definitley pick it up!!

Jane- I can't imagine loosing 3 dogs ...I am sad for you and and your family. I will say a prayer for all of you-including sorry!

AND Jodi--I just lost a close friend at is just way too young. So sorry for your loss- You will be in my prayers!

My day has been pretty uneventful..A little sore..a lttle tired...kinda glad the day is almost over...touch base with you guys tomorrow.!!

02-26-2007, 10:26 PM
Quickie tonite...exhausted after spending almost six hours in the ER with hubby--tried to drill his hand--there is a hole clear through but he missed bone & tendon so he's lucky but sore.

02-26-2007, 10:39 PM
Thank you all SO MUCH for the kind words about Sadie. :hug: It means a lot to be able to share with you guys.

Sassy - I've got my copy of Oprah, although I don't buy it every month. Some months I'm just not interested in the topic. How's your vacation going?

Mindee - Mmmmm, turkey. I froze some the last time a cooked a turkey, and need to have that soon. Thanks for the reminder.

Vann - glad your backend is better. :)

Marti - I got your scrapbook pages today. Wow, they're great! I love the colors you used! I loved it all!

Jodi - I'm so sorry about your cousin. Forty-one is way to young to die! About the wife, I'd have to agree with what the others have said. Plus, as time goes on and she comes up to a special date, you might want to send card to let her know you remember - like their anniversary, for example. Just a thought.

Tina - I, too, think you shouldn't weigh so often. Or at least don't count it except once a week, on the same day. Then you'll have some consistancy. You'll be in Onederland soon. Your DD will get out of that phase in a few years, so don't lose heart. And thank God you son walked away from that accident! Yowza!

Cristina - yay to you for your loss!! You're doing great. And another big YAY for getting an offer on your house. You're getting pretty close to getting the house you want! Oic about Josh. Just so you'll know, he's been in my daily prayers ever since he joined up. :hug: You and the other JLs are, too.

Tammy - good to see you! Yay to you for the loss, too, on the scale. Ah, I wish I could go shopping with my mom. I'd like to have one more good snow here before spring. We had only one really good one so far, but I have to say I had a blast in it with the DGDs, lol.

Hello to Mary Kate, Sue, Jules and anyone else I forgot.

I've been busy today. I made a checkerboard 3-layer cake that's pink and white checked, and will frost it tomorrow night with pink frosting. It's for the church dinner Wednesday. It wasn't an easy thing to do, but I've made this once before and it's oh-so-cute!! Also had some errands to run. Tomorrow I have to make 3 batches of coney sauce for the same church dinner, and some Cinnabon-type rolls. I can't have that stuff around the house, so it's nice to make it for the church people.

Toodles for now. :hug:

02-26-2007, 10:41 PM
Jules - so sorry to read about your DHs hand! Thank goodness he didn't hit the bone! Get some rest, sweetie, and check back when you can. :hug:

Christina R
02-26-2007, 10:49 PM
Hi Everyone

I am new to this sort of thing (bloging) but I need to do something --I am at my heaviest weight ever and I feel like I am all alone at this. I use to be a very outgoing person but since I have put the weight on over the past 5 yrs, I just don't go out anymore. But work has given me new and hopefully stronger motivation --I have been asked to be apart of the TALS (Trans Atlantice Landing Site) Admin Team which means that I have to pass a physical to obtain my cert so I can travel outside the country incase we ever have to land there. So far I am trying to watch what I eat --been bringing more fruits and veggies into the house and Saturday I walked 3 miles. Once the shin splints kicked in, I went out and bought MUCH better shoes to walk in <smile> Now, I am trying to get myself to work out during lunch (I get 30 mins and the gym is on the 1st floor of my building, so I think I can do this) I just need to get this awful week behind me (stress, stress, and even more stress)

Thanks for listening

02-27-2007, 01:29 AM
hello ladies....nothing new on this end.

Jules~ Sounds like my hubby......but he put a pair of pliers through the fatty tissue part of his hand. Thankfully it wen clearly through without breaking any bones. I hope his hand heals quickly!

Christina R~ Welcome to the group! You will love it here.

Jodi~ I am so sorry to hear about your cousin's passing. you and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

Cristina~ I will send some prayers out that Josh and the rest of the troops come home safe and sound.

Jane~ Your welcome for the reminder. Tommy wanted Bob Evans, and since I never know what to get from there that seems to be about the only thing I like.

Tammy~ I have heard about essure before. I will have to mention it when I go to my doctor's appointment next Wednesday. If I can get that done and the insurance covers it, then it will be another option to think about. I will also check out the website that you left.

02-27-2007, 11:53 AM
Good Morning Ladies :wave:

Computer was tied up all night so I wasn't able to visit. Let's see if I can catch up a little.

Sue--After my grandma had passed away, most of my family went in for a colonoscopy, they all pretty much said the same thing. Which put my mind at ease for when ever I have one done.

Jodi--Awww...I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin! Many hugs to you! :hug: The girls all said it...just be there for here when she needs someone to talk to. Congrats on your weight loss!

Tina--The scale has never been a friend of I hate to get on it at all. But decided to WI once a week. Do you journal your food intake? I journal both my food and how much I exercise. And when I have a gain....I can look back and see if I didn't do so well and maybe I need to focus more on what goes in my mouth or if I didn't exercise enough, I can add a little more time to my workouts. Hang in'll start coming off.

Cristina--Fantastic on your weight loss!! And congrats on getting an offer for your house! Prayers for you and for Josh that he's not there long. I know the stress that must be for you. :hug: I see Jane got her pages....did you?

Tammy--Great job for your weightloss too! Your weather sounds a lot like Oregon. We had the snow, ice and all that awful stuff....then the temps went up and now we have rain. Rain, Rain, Rain! you didn't mention the rain in your area, I will gladly share some of it! :lol:

Vann--I'm going to have to look up and see what a Maine coon looks like. I'm not very good w/cat breeds. We have a cat here, but she's an outdoor kitty. Our two little pupplets are pampered indoors. Two chihuahua's. I'm ready for another one!

Jules--OMgoodness!! Your poor husband. Did he do this at work? Thank goodness he didn't hit any major parts. Hugs to him!! :hug:

Jane--I'm glad to hear that you got your pages. Wow....checkered cake. That sounds incredibly complicated. This coming from a gal who doesn't like to bake. The other mentioned a dessert to me that I wanted to try, could you refresh my memory?? Vanilla pudding is as far as I could remember!

Mindee--I haven't had my tubes tied....but I would think that right after having the baby would be the best time to have it done rather than waiting 6mos..... But don't quote me on that....just a gal at work had hers done right after and she told me how thankful that she did. I suppose everyone is different though.

ChristianR--Hello and Welcome!! :welcome2: Your job sound to hear more about it. Sounds like your on your way to good start. Just keep it up and I'm sure you'll see results. Happy to have you and looking forward to getting to know you.

Hello to anyone I have missed. :wave:

WI was yesterday. I had a stall week. That's a good thing. Better than gaining. I'm hoping it's not a plateau. I hate plateau's....means I have to revamp my ways. :lol: But if it is, I'm ready to work on it.
Been drinking much more water too. I've been drinking 4 20oz glasses or bottles a day. So 80oz of water a day is a vast improvement to my "maybe 30oz" and I emphasize "MAYBE" :)

Ok's early enough for me to get some exercise in this I going to try some more YBB.

Have a good day!

02-27-2007, 01:01 PM
My thoughts for today...;)

I have dealing with this should I weigh or should I go thing....and I know why I have this desire to weigh daily and tell me if you all think this makes sense. I was a counselor for a program that isn't around much anymore but it still exist. It was The Diet Center. My mother had lost beautifully. I remember being at college and coming home and I couldn't believe how much she shrunk. She's only 5'2" and she was so excited about the program that she bought the business. She had a beautiful center. When I was home I would help her by being one of the counselors. And whenever I needed to lose a few pounds I would go on progam. One of the main features of the program was daily weigh ins. I noticed that the people that weighed in daily did so much better than those that only weighed weekly. The reason behind this is if you knew you had to get on a scale the next would be sure to stay on program and not fudge. And then also we would go over everything we did the day before and analyze why we lost or gained. It was so supportive. So my mom sold the center and I know I tried to go there one other time after she sold it but it wasn't the same. Now the closest center is over an hour away. So .. basically I am doing the program now online but they have changed the program so much that i'm following the old program. This is day 6 and I am down 3.5 pounds. But I'm going to officially weigh in on Mondays here but I think I'm going to continue to check it daily only tho because I understand the reasons we go up and down. I've had a history of having huge drops here and there with small ups and down in between.

Sorry this was so wordy....but I felt I needed to explain my reasoning...for some reason. haha

I've been following the posts and trying to get to know everyone. I'm really happy to be here. There is so much information on this site. I'm glad to have found it.

Today.....i'm going to keep on keeping on....


02-27-2007, 02:30 PM
Hello ladies...

And...from one CristinaR to another...:welcome: CHRISTINAR! Glad to have you here. The ladies here are wonderful and I hope you love it here as much as I do!

JANE...the cake sounds fabulous! I bet it is really pretty too! For some reason since I started WW I have been craving a white cake with the cool whip type frosting. Can't explain it but have wanted some since.

JULES...oh my goodness! I hope DH is feeling fine today. That had to hurt bad, and I bet it is still hurting, poor guy. Hugs to him. :hug: :hug: It made me think of when Josh nailed his hand with the nail gun...goofy kid just pulled it out and went on with work. I took him to the emergency room when he came home because he wasn't wanting to go. :crazy:

Okay, sorry for cutting this short. I am getting ready to head out to the park for my walk. It is such a beautiful day today and I want to enjoy it before it gets cold again. :sunny: Will be back later to post more. :wave:

02-27-2007, 04:49 PM
I think mostly you just gotta do what works for you. You have a proven method for you. I just hate to see the ups and down get your down or discouraged. Hopefully they won't.

Have a good day!

Hi to everyone else!

02-27-2007, 05:19 PM
Okay, I am back...

JANE...meant to ask, what is coney sauce? Are you guys having a special dinner at church? Well, it all sounds yummy.

TINA...I totally understand where you are coming from with weighing in every day. Funny thing is I have always heard the opposite, that weighing in every day only discouraged you rather than encouraged you. But every one is different and I know there are quite a few people who WI every day. I put my scales away because I tend to get on them if they are out. I only weigh once a week and sometimes that is enough to drive me mad, lol.

MARTI...I did receive your pages yesterday and I too like them. They are GREAT! I like the colors and the journaling. I feel like a goofball not journaling, just never thought about it, lol. :crazy: :thanks:

TAMMY...yes, you are a very lucky mother to have your son stationed so close. I was hoping Josh would be stationed at least in this state where he was originally...they changed it three times. Heck anywhere but Hawaii would have been fine. But he will be in the dessert for a few more months. Then to HI for a few and off to Afghanistan. WTG on the loss! :carrot:

VANN...glad the booty is better! :hug: Hope you are having a good day today.

MINDEE... both my sisters and a SIL had their tubes's been so long though I can't remember if they needed help after or not. But they all had it done right after delivery...figured they were there might as well do it and get it over with. Hope you are having a good day. May will be here before you know it!

SASSY...I used to get the Oprah magazine in the mail but tired of her for some reason. I hadn't bought the magazine in ages but I did go and buy this issue so thanks for the heads up! You know...since you are home on vacation, I was expecting you to post more missy. But I know you have better things to do...I'm sure Pedro is waiting in the wings for you. ;) How are you doing anyway?

SUE...we were just watching What You Get For The Money on HGTV last night-love that station. They said Vegas is one of the fastest growing places. They were also showing Des Moines and for some reason I thought it was a smaller place than what it is.Anyway, every time I see something about Vegas, I think of you guys and my Aunt. So where will you guys go for the winter when you sell your V-pad?

Okay ladies...I was thinking and since there is a Tina and a Christina I will go back to Cristi to avoid any confusion.

The walk was nice and even though it is kind of warm out, I was cold so only did 2 miles. Wasn't really in the mood after getting the phone call on my way there. Our realtor called about the offer and the people didn't counter because they said the company the guy works for is supposed to pay $10,000 in moving expenses for them (they are in Missouri) and for some reason they are fighting them for it so decided to wait and get that taken care of first. What? Okay, this didn't just come up overnight. We are thinking they didn't counter because they wanted us to give them the closing date (March 13), a years warranty and the low, low price they offered. Their realtor told ours that they said they could go and have a house built for the price they offered. I told her if they can then I don't know why they are messing with us, they should go and do it. But we were giving them the closing date and the warranty but not the price they offered. But we were willing to work with it too. So...kind of put me in a bad mood. I felt like they just wasted our time. I woke up at 2:00 a.m. and couldn't go back to sleep thinking about that and wondering how we could possibly move in 2 weeks...don't have to think about it now. Anyway...there is a buyer for every house so hopefully they find us and soon, lol!

Hi to everyone else :wave:

V has been wanting to go to Red Lobster for dinner and so we are going for an early dinner when he gets home. And then headed to SAMS to get some water and a few other things. Did I mention he has lost 21 pounds so far? He is doing GREAT and I am so proud of him. Why is it though that men lose so much faster than women? I better get going ladies.

Take care and have a GREAT day! :hug:

02-27-2007, 10:37 PM
Hola Chicas! ;)

Well Vacation is almost over........*sigh* I have tonight and tomorrow night, and then Thursday night its BACK TO WORK. :cry:

I know, I know, I haven't been posting much........What can I say? Pedro has been here giving me pedicures, massages, even cleaning my apt!

Nah really...........I woke up and my DH was cleaning! Not unusual, but I mean seriously cleaning! He even cleaned out the fridge!!!!!!! :yikes:

All I had to do was put clothes away, dust and do the bathroom. We ordered in, but I couldn't eat much at all. I think I am getting the flu bug that is going around. Great, just freaking great I get it right before going back to work! :rolleyes: Aw well, maybe it will assist in some much needed WL.

Have a Great Day! :D


02-28-2007, 02:19 AM
Marti~ I know what you are talking about. With Essure, you need to use other forms of birth control (i.e. condoms) for the first three months while the inserts do what they are suppose to do. I wrote Tommy an email last night after I went to the site, and his first question was "so there is still a chance that you could get pregnant in those first three months?" I said "well, yeah if we don't use a condom." So, I think that just re-iterates the decision of getting my tubes tied while I am already in there being a better option. So, I think we are going to steady the course and go with the tubal ligation. Your friend made a great choice, and I think it just helped me make up my mind for sure.

Tina~ That makes total sense to me. I have been there, done that and I think it drove me insane by doing the daily weigh ins.

Cristi~ I thought you didn't want to be called that anymore? Or did you change your mind? (brain fart.....can't remember) Anyways, like I mentioned to Marti, I think that just re-iterated the fact that since I am already there, I might as well just go through it. Tommy has mentioned to me that if he can't get the time off, then me and the kids could go to my mom's for a week if my sister Robyn can't come down to help. I am hoping that he can get the time off because I don't want to go to my mom's house. (I love her to death, but I couldn't wait to move out of there when we lived there) Ok....never mind you answered me on the name change. I know what you mean about men losing weight faster then women. Tommy can stop eating salt and drinking pop and boom he is down some weight. Congrats to V on the weight loss!

Sassy~ It is good to hear from you. I hope you feel better soon!

02-28-2007, 01:24 PM
Good Morning Ladies!

I was up early so I got a few things done. I did my YBB video. I've viewed all three and now I can say that I like the ballet part of the video's. Can really feel it!

Tina--No explaination needed. You need to do what best for you. And if that works and helps encourage you, then by all means...go for it. I've never tried weighing everyday. Maybe I'll try it for a week sometime and see the flucuation. Too bad that the place isn't the same going to it anymore. I hate it when you're comfortable somewhere and then things change, its never the same.

Cristina--Glad to hear that you received your pages. Both you and Jane are going to have to forgive me for the crooked placements! Some of the photos aren't quite straight and neither is the journalling....I think I was concentrating more on getting them done and mailed!

Sassy--I thought I read somewhere about you wanting to do something for 6mos......or was that someone else?? Anyway, we'll be here for you for support how ever you decide do your weighloss. :grouphug:

Mindee--Hopefully Tommy will get time off to help you. Most companies are very understanding when it comes to maternity leave. I was surprised when I heard that men can have maternity leave too.....does he have that option?

Good morning to the rest of you gals!

I better get moving....I need to get to work and I need to drop some bills off at the post office.

Have a great day.

02-28-2007, 02:11 PM
Hello girls!

Everything is working out with my support of my cousin's wife. I talked to her for 3 hrs the other night. I didn't know what I could do for her, but wanted to do something. So she asked me if my son could read a poem at the graveside and then said she needed a poem. So I was able to search thru the internet so she didn't have to and I found a poem that she really liked. It felt good to do that!
Then she was trying to make a cd to play at the funeral home and my cousin always did all the burning of cds and my husband knew how to do that so we went and my hubby took care of the cd for her.
The funeral is tomorrow afternoon.

Ok, so I went to the dr today. She let me know that it had been 3 yrs since I had been there before and 2 yrs before that. She was a little bit perturbed with me I think cause I had a list of things I had been saving up. Esp when I told her I had been having problems for about 6 months.
She wasn't too concerned about intestinal stuff, a colonoscopy wasn't even mentioned. She is leaning towards thyroid problems and depression. I told her that my life was good, I hadn't had any major upsets or whatever. She told me I need to think about things before my next appt (next Fri- when we will go over my results) that it doesn't have to be anything major that it's all chemicals in the brain. I told her that 6 or 7 yrs ago my gyn diagnosed me with depresssion and I took meds for awhile and then my life situation changed and I had been off meds for about 5 yrs. She told me that it is possible to not need the meds all the time, because it's about chemicals. This makes no sense to me. I used to work in mental health services and it takes weeks for meds to kick in, unless they have new meds out that you can take and they work when you need them, I don't know.

Anyhow, the great thing is that I got weighed and even with shoes I weighed 196! So I weighed on my scales and I really do weigh 196!!! whooo hooo. So I know that I already had my weigh in this week, but I changed my ticker, just cause! lol

Ok, I am back in the game this week. I haven't been checking in like I was and so I am going to be checking in like I should again. Going to go and get my cat from the vets, she had her spaying and declaw yesterday.

Have a good day!

02-28-2007, 03:04 PM
Hi ladies,

Welcome Cristina R!! And a big Woohoo for getting chosen to be part of the TALS program.

Mindee - it's really hard to find something healthy at a Bob Evans restaurant, imho, unless you stick with plain chicken and green beans. How're you feeling?

Marti - I'll post a photo of the cake, if I can remember to take one, ok? Are you talking about the recipe I told you about on the phone? If so, it was banana pudding. Use s/f, f/f banana (or vanilla) pudding and slice up a banana in it, top it with crushed Nilla wafers, or crushed graham crackers. MMMM!!!

Tina - just keep coming here, and you'll get to know us all, even though it may take awhile. :yes:

Cristi - coney sauce is a meat sauce to spread over a hot dog. In other parts of the US, people call it Coney Island sauce. It's really good! As I told Marti, I'll take a pic of the cake and post it, if I remember to, ok? What the heck were those crazy bidders thinking?? They should've thought about all that before they ever made the bid.

Jodi - I'm thinking it wouldn't hurt to get a 2nd opinion about the depression meds. I don't know much about them, but still. YAY for the loss!

Sassy - hope you aren't getting the flu.

Neal and I went out to a karaoke bar with my sister and bil last night. We had a blast. Neal sang, and even though I had a few beers, I still didn't sing since I can't carry a tune in a bucket. We danced several slow dances, though, and it had been awhile since we did that.

I still have to get some things done for the dinner at church. The "Body Mind and Soul" group is responsible for the dinner tonight, so that's why I'm in on it.

Love ya! :hug:

02-28-2007, 04:20 PM
Hello ladies...

Okay, so I am really not crazy, really! :lol: Really don't want to go by Cristi so changed my siggy again, lol. :crazy:

MARTI...I think your pages are fine and I like the journaling. No forgiving necessary silly. :)

JANE...I thought that coney sauce was basically chili without the beans. Sounds yummy and I would love to see the cake! Glad you guys had a blast at karoke. I wouldn't get up and sing either even though I love singing...I know I can't carry a tune and wouldn't want to make a fool of myself, lol. But I love watching others sing.

JODI...I agree, I would get a second opinion on the meds. I don't know anything about them either. :woohoo: to the 196 WI! That's sweet your cousins wife wants your son to read a poem. are correct! I don't like using Cristi...see above, lol. So how are you feeling? Do you have morning sickenss or anything? Of course you are probably beyond that part, the first trimester being the worst. How do the boys feel about having a new baby brother or sister coming? Bet they are excited., that vacation sure went by fast. Seems like you just got off a couple of days ago.

Hi to everyone else :wave: the wrodl turns, lol. The people came back with a counter offer yesterday while me and V were headed to dinner. We countered and heard from them this morning and settled, too funny. Guess they really wanted the house after all. Funny thing is yesterday when our realtor gave me the bad news she didn't say anything but when she called with the counter, she said she even thought they were giving us a line of BS, lol. But was glad to know that it wasn't after all. So, it's not official until the paper is signed on what we agreed on but it's pretty much a done deal. :cp: :carrot: I'm glad though that they changed the closing date to the 21st of March instead of the 13th. Gives us a little more time, but not much. Anyway...

Went and bought groceries today after I went to It Figures since it is supposed to rain tomorrow. And, DD and I are headed to the show. Also, got in my mile walk so feeling pretty good today!

Hope all is well with you and yours in your little corner of the world! Take care ladies and have a wonderful day!:hug:

02-28-2007, 06:32 PM
Hi ladies....Hope everyone is having a good day. It is chilly, windy and even rainy here. But in ten minutes it might be sunny and warm. Rain clouds don't stay around too long here.

Cristina- YAY....YAY...on the house deal. So can you actually get the other house and get moved in time? I hope so. You are doing so well with your you still like WW? Men, don't know how they can lose so quickly...just another way to annoy us I think. LOL

Jane- Maybe Coney Sauce is a mid-west term. I swear we have some odd names for things...ha. When I went to CA the first time and said I wanted pop they asked if I meant "a soda." I have since learned to ask for Coke or Pepsi wherever I go.

Marti- I saw the YBB at Wal-Mart today. I think I am way too old for that. :) Keep up the good work.

Jodi- Glad you went to the Dr. What all did they test for? I have never had any dealings with depression meds but sounds like you know about them from your previous job. Just hope you get feeling better.

Mindee- Ditto what Marti said about Tommy getting leave. I don't blame you for wanting to be at home and not at Mom's after the birth. Maybe Mom could take the two smaller boys for a day or two and let you settle in with the new baby, with Tommy's help.

Sassy- Okay, if you are going back to work let's share that cabana boy. We can all use a break and an, ah, er, massage. Hope you are nice and relaxed.

CristinaR- Welcome, hope to get to know you better......jump right in here.

Tina- I still have to look back at all the newbie's names, so don't feel bad. Just keep posting and you will figure us out sooner or later. We welcome hearing from you.

Went to breakfast and to Wally World today. Now I am doing MORE laundry. Have the realtor coming Fri. to take pics. So I am washing rugs, throws, etc. We are listing through the summer. Don't know how that will pan out, but we will try. Going home the have to get the ball rolling.

Hi to everyone else...and talk soon.

02-28-2007, 09:04 PM
Sue they are testing my iron levels, B-12 levels, tsh (for the thyroid), and 2 different full blood panels. They took a LOT of blood.
I was on Wellbutrin back in like 02. Had a lot of things going on in my life. My husband has said I didn't act like myself for a couple of mths. I can never pinpoint what is "wrong". I just knew I wasn't in the black hole I had been back then, so depression never crossed my mind because I attributed it to being so tired. But... I have really thought about some of the things I have been feeling and thinking over the past couple of mths and I do have some of the thought patterns as in the past. I don't know. I am not jumping on the depression thing, not unless my bloodwork comes back clear. She said if my bloodwork comes back ok, then we would need to look the way of depression. We will see. She is thinking that because she really thinks its my thyroid, but the sleeplisness (is that a word- haha- I can't sleep is what I am saying) doesn't mesh with that. But then the depression doesn't have constipation.
It will just be what the bloodtests say.
Oh and my husband says he doesn't know if his heart can handle it if I go back on Wellbutrin- it's makes you well let's see.... very interested!!!! lol

02-28-2007, 10:14 PM
Cristina - a big yay for the house deal! :carrot: Will you have to be out by closing, or are you going to ask for more days? How exciting that you'll be getting a different house. Is it in the same town where you are now?
We moved when Katie was in Florda, and it felt very weird to do that.

Sue - I know what you mean about the midwest lingo! But SIL Dale is from Mississippi, and they have their own words. His family calls any kind of pop a Coke. For example, they'll say, Do you want a Coke? And if you say yes, they'll ask, What kind? And he calls license plates a tag, and says pack when he means carry. When I "pack", I'm going on vacation, lol. I really like all the different area's lingo from all over the states. It's fascinating. Peope from Canada say "Eh" a lot, and I think that's cute.

Jodi - I was on some meds once that made me "very interested", too, lol. Look at it as a great way to burn calories, haha. Well, you'll know more about what's going on when you get your blood test results back.

Hello to anyone else reading this. :wave:

For those who want to see it, I posted a new thread with a picture of the checkerboard cake.

I have to say I'm glad tonight is over. My feet are killing me! Have a good night, ladies, and I'll chat at ya tomorrow. :hug:

02-28-2007, 11:14 PM
Jane--glad that you got out to dance. I love my Wednesday night line dancing. Again, you cake looks yummy!!

Cristina--Congrats on the contract on the house. I'm sure I missed your post about where you are moving so could you update me?

Jodi--I'm so glad that you got to the doc and got your blood work done. I hope you get some answers soon. Yes, a chemical imbalance can certainly bring on depression. It really has very little to do with "feeling depressed" but more with the state of depression that the body is going through and will give you symptoms of physical depression even if you feel that there is no emotional cause for your depression. Am I making sense?? Anyway, it's a depression that can start as a mild low feeling that somehow causes a chemical imbalance in the brain that can throw you into full blown depression while all the while you are saying to yourself "I don't have any reason to be depressed" There are numerous drugs out there to correct this imbalance. Good luck with your follow up appt. Sorry if I got a little too nursey with ya!

Tina--I do understand about the accountability with weighing yourself more often. I did LA Weightloss a while back and they require you to weigh in 2-3 times a week. Not easy to cheat when you have to face that scale several times a week. A few gals that I work with (that are at their ideal weight) swear that jumping on the scale daily reminds them where they are with their weight and allows them to treat themselves if their weight is down or pass up the treats if the weight is climbing. Whatever works for you !

A big hello to Sue, Marti, Mindee, Sassy and anyone else I missed. Just got home from dancing and looking forward to having a day off tomorrow. I have been a very bad girl with picking at too many sweets. We've had nursing students at work and the last few days were their last clinical days in pediatrics so they treated the staff to baked goods, donuts, cake and such. I nibble on too much!! I have no plans for tomorrow but to get on the ellipitical and eat right. I also need to straighten up the house for the cleaning girl on Friday. My dh always teases me about all the cleaning I do before the cleaning girl comes. I'm like a mad women around the house, yelling at everyone to pick up their shoes, newspaper, throw out junk mail, hang up clothes etc. She comes every other Friday and I feel like I'm in heaven when I walk back in the door and see the entire house cleaned. Worth every $$$. Have a wonderful evening ladies and chat with ya'll tomorrow.

02-28-2007, 11:25 PM
Thanks Tammy for understanding....see! ;) haha It's true. But I think if I had gotten on the scale every day or at least every other day I wouldn't have gotten so big. I tend to pretend everything is ok...and I lose sight of myself. I don't even look at myself in the mirror for months....and up goes the weight. I need to focus more on myself from now on. Although it's disheartening at times to go up and makes me even MORE determined to get it down.


03-01-2007, 01:14 AM
Marti~ I hope he can take the time off. He asked his mom if she would go with me to some of my appointments so he would be able to take time off once this one is born. His boss is very understanding about that stuff.

Jodi~ They always say that even the little things help. So, it sounds like your phone conversation with your cousin's wife helped out. It sounds like it helped you as well.

Jane~ I agree with you on the menu at Bob Evans! That is why we only go there every once in a blue moon.

Cristina~ lol. I am feeling good. I have hit the uncomfortable stage now. The baby loves to try to be an alien about to jump out of my belly. Nope, thankfully, I never did have any morning sickness with any of my pregnancies. They are very excited about having a brother or sister coming. They will pull up my shirt and then kiss my belly. Logan will zurbert my belly and then smack it. It is funny if the baby kicks after he does it cause his eyes will get as big as saucers as he tries to figure out what happened.

Sue~ My mom lives two hours, well now it's about an hour and a half, away from us. When she watched Brandon while I was having Logan, he was put in a crib in a dark room and left to cry. He has always not liked being in a dark room. He will wake up, so will Logan, if the light bulb in their night light goes out. Then one of my sisters (the one that I mentioned above) told me that one of my other sisters was giving Brandon dish soap in his cup. Then when I called her on it, she claimed that he got it out of the cupboard himself. Which is funny, because my mom had put the child lock on it so he couldn't get into it. So, I refuse (as well as Tommy) to let that happen again.

03-01-2007, 10:17 AM
It's March!What happened to February? Time is moving much too fast for me. :dizzy:

I'm on my way to do some online banking, but wanted to tell you all Good Morning first. :hug:


03-01-2007, 11:07 AM
March is for marching on....
Hi Jane! How are you? I'm excited to March really. It's a fresh new month to start making even more changes. :D

Tammy~Today was at my lowest since starting this a week ago. Even better I ate great yesterday and made some good choices eating out. (salmon and a salad with oil and vinegar)

BBL....I gotta go take my son to school. But wanted to check in.

03-01-2007, 11:53 AM
Good Morning Ladies

It's cold and I'm still tired! I want to get in half an hour of YBB this morning so I'm getting myself used to getting up early this week. Some days no, just wanna crawl back to bed! :lol:

Jodi--I'm glad to hear that you talked w/your doctor and got some blood work taken. Wonder what the results will say. I hope you'll find information that'll help you start feeling more "regular". Knowing what your blood work tells you is good to. It has helped me. Gave me some kind of motivation to improve myself. We have a "know your numbers" happening at work next week and I want to try and to do it so I can compare my results from October to today.

Jane--Your cake looked great! So.....did you have to cut two cakes and then mingle them to checker them like that?? I have to agree w/you on is going WAAAYYY too fast for me too. I had to reread your post.....I thought I read that you were doing some online "baking" and was trying to figure out what in the world you must be doing!! :lol: (I need coffee!!)

Cristina--Did you find a house to move to? That is fantastic that you found a buyer!! Now, will you be looking for a smaller house or a bigger house?? Hubby and I are looking into finding a place by Summer. Not quite sure where we want to relocate to yet though, so that's why we need some time.

Sue--Some of those DVD's for YBB is just too much for me!! I have no rhythm!! Hip hop abs...I just can't seem to do the moves correctly! :dizzy: But I"m finding that I like the rest of it. Good luck w/selling the house. up for the cleaning girl! I saw an episode of the Simpson's where Marge was cleaning up for the cleaning lady! :D I hope you get a good rest day in today. You have a busy schedule and you deserve a day off!!

Tina--You sound like your doing great. You dinner sounds yummy and you have the right attitude about it all. Happy to hear that your at a low weight today! Fantastic. Just keep up w/what you're doing and keep checking in. And as you said: March is for marching! :)

Mindee--Good that Tommy's boss is understanding. I'm sure he'll let him get some time off for this special occasion.

Ok ladies, it's almost 8:00 and I need to get some exercises in. You all have a wonderful day and I'll chat w/you all later!


03-01-2007, 03:24 PM
Hello ladies...

Man did I wake up late and feeling horrible...kept getting dizzy for some reason. Feeling better now though sort of.

JANE...the cake is fabulous! Looks yummy too! Good for you for not eating any, I would have had devoured the thing! About the house/closing...the people who are buying it is giving us 2 1/2 days to get moved. We were wondering how that was going to work out but they put it in their offer. We'll close on the 21st and they will take possesion at noon on the 23rd. But our realtor is going to talk to the builder of the new house and see if we can start moving some things a day or two earlier. V's got some friends from work to help with the big stuff so we should be fine. I agree...I don't know where the time has gone but I can't believe it is March already! About the different sayings...I too called any soda coke. Everything was coke, and still sometimes I slip and do it. When I moved to CA it seemed like everyone had to make a comment on how I talked or what I said, lol. I started talking different and watched what I said from then on. I still call license plates tags. But it is funny how each place is different and I like the eh too!

TAMMY...I forgot that you are our resident nurse! Good to have one on board.

MARTI...I'm going to have to check out the dvd you are talking about. I don't think it is something I would do, or should say, could do but I am interested in what it is about. But you are doing a great job! Right now the real estate market is starting to pick up. You and James will find the right place when you start looking...there is lots to think about when moving for sure.

JODI...what Tammy said makes so much sense to me. When do you get the results from the bloodwork back?

SUE...can't believe you guys are coming back already. Bet you are anxious to get back to your new home. that was funny! DD would wait until I went to bed at night to start tumbling around in m y belly and man I swear it felt like she was turning cartwheels. One night she kicked so hard in DH's back he thought I hit him, lol! She kept me up many a night! Glad you are feeling good.

To the ladies who asked about the house (Marti, Jane, Sue & Tammy I think, lol)...we are moving to Wichita but it's only about 10 miles from where we are. Closer to V's work, shopping, etc. but that's not the reason we are moving or chose that house. We really like the neighborhood. It is a little bigger house, 1600 sq. ft. of finished living space. There is a laundry room, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom to be finished in the basement which will add another 1000 sq. ft. of finished living space. It's framed out and all we have to do is do the drywall, tape, etc. Here's some pictures of it if you want to take a gander. And Jane...I know what you mean about moving while Katie was in Florida. We'll be moving while Josh is gone and that is weird...for us and him. He'll come back to a totally different house and neighborhood. Okay...let's see if the link works...

Okay, better get going. Getting ready to head out to the show.

Hi to everyone else :wave:

Hope everyone is having a great day. Chat with ya's later! :wave:

03-01-2007, 04:44 PM
Christina, love the house!! Your family room looks huge. I love the hardwood floors in the dining area. Congrats again and hope everything goes smoothly for you. A friend of ours has a son also named Josh and they moved into their new home while their Josh was in boot camp. I asked him how he was going to feel coming home to a different house and the sweet guy only said that his concern was that he wasn't going to be there to help his parents and sisters for the move. It really makes you realize how much these boys grow up once they enlist. Your Josh will be thrilled for you, I'm sure!

03-01-2007, 05:02 PM
Christina ~ great house! :) I love the fireplace. It looks really roomie too. I'm sure you're going to enjoy that.
Jane ~ that cake is awsome. So creative!

Well girls, i'm going to get some busy work done today. It's what I hate the most. My hubbys getting sore at me because I've messed up and forgot to pay some of our bills. I've been overwhelmed here lately with the every day stresses in life. I told you all about my sons accident. But also for the past few months i've been dealing with a daughter that moved out and is 'feeling her oats' to say the least. Well, she doesn't want to listen to me anymore. She's doing whatever she wants and I've had to cut her off financially but of course not emotionally...xoxo...but it's been so hard on me because i've always been the push over parent.'s a long story but she's had a taste of the other side and it's been hard to get her to pay attention to common sense. So all this stress is really getting to me and it's put me into some depression ... i think it was that...however....i've gotten far behind on the basic must do's in life. So today i'm going to make an effort to get this back into control.

Oh...and on a bright note. Found out my digital scale isn't reliable and I'm actually about a pound or 2 lower than I thought (I weighed on my moms dr. scale) So I should be in onederland sooon....i'm really excited about that! Tomarrow morning I will be weighing in over there just to see how close I am. It's a good motivator for me.

Have a wonderful day guys! Thanks for letting me join you all. I know that it'll take me awhile to read and get to know you all. And there's one thing that has bothered me ~ I hope I didn't offend you Mindee when I said 'been there done that' sounded kinda cold and that's really not me. But I noticed you said it back to me and maybe I might have offended you by saying that. I think what I meant was the years of having my kids little is so far behind me now. But I really did enjoy it while they were little. I do miss it at times. :) I just wanted you to know I didn't mean to sound cold.

Talk to you guys later....Tina

03-01-2007, 05:40 PM
Just a quick hi :wave: Still sore from surgery, but not as sore as I was a week ago, and not as sore as I was prepared to be :lol: So, it's all good. Hopefully we'll know in a few weeks if this helped and my arm will start getting better. Tons of posts to read here, I'll try to catch up. Sometimes I feel like it's one of those old merry-go-round spinning things they used to have at parks, or a jumprope turning, and you gotta time it out carefully then just jump in :D Talk to you soon...

03-01-2007, 06:00 PM
Hi Ladies ~~ I just wanted to pop in and say hi and hope all of you are safe in these bad storms and tornadoes that are going around today.:hug:

03-01-2007, 07:50 PM
Hello to All!! AND I have missed you guys.

It has been crazy at work...I was in Fayetteville, NC all day today and am thrilled to be back home! There is no place like home :-)

Marti-- A Maine Coon is the largest domestic cat in the world. They have long hair and very intelligent...even trainable. I will try and post a picture soon.

Jane--Your cake sounds wonderful. How do you do a checkered cake?? Sounds hard?? Hope you are well.

Sue--Good Luck on your house sale. Are you excited about going back home??

Tina--You are definitley in the right place :-) This is a terrific group of "jaded Ladies" and your are a great addition!! And I agree with whoever said you have to do what works for you. There was a time in my life where weighing everyday worked and now it would make me gain. I only weigh weekly (well ususally) (LOL) I look forward to getting to know you better!

Christina--CONGRATS on the sale..I know you have to get in signed, but usually once the haggling is over it is a go....I am so excited for you!!

Jodi-Congratulations on your weight loss!!!

Sassy- good to see you as well!!

Mindee- Glad you figured out what you wanted to do about having your tubes is a big decision!!

Hello to anyone I might have missed-- a big hug to all of you!

I am off to get ready for American Idol!!

03-01-2007, 11:43 PM
Tammy- that is the explaination my dr gave and I didn't really understand it, but I "got it" after hearing you say basically the same way- only a little different. Thanks!

Marti- That's going to be interesting for you to be able to compare your numbers in Oct. Esp. since you are already trying to improve your health.

Cristina- My follow up appt with my dr is March 9th. Heck even she made me promise to come back. lol I am even going to make an appt for her to give me a pap when I go in for my results. She got onto me for that too when I told her I hadn't been to my gyn. for about 3 yrs or more. She told me she could do it, or I could go to my gyn- but to GO!

Vann- what did you think about the choices to go home on American Idol? I was right on one guy, and one girl. Pretty ticked about Nick going home though cause he got my "hottie" vote. I told my daughter that he was singing to me, cause he was singing a song a couple wks ago and looking at the camera- oh man those EYES!!! lol sigh- oh well


Well today was a rough one. We laid my cousin to rest and it was so hard. I don't know how she did it, but his wife had made all these picture boards of his life. It was really nice to look back on, but also sad. Anyhow, this week has been pretty weird, I am hoping I can get back on track.

I will check in tomorrow.

03-02-2007, 12:02 AM
Hi everyone,i just signed up.Ihave already lost 15lbs since january and i have another 100lbs to go.i could really use some support to keep me on track.

03-02-2007, 12:58 AM
I'm baaaaaackkk.... :D

4amy - so glad to see you here! This is a great group for support and friendship, and I look forward to knowing more about you. Welcome aboard!

Marti - lol, you are too funny! I hope you got your coffee. :hug:

Cristina - wow, your house photos are great! Have you decided what colors you're going to use? You'll have so much fun this summer landscaping. I think you'll like the extra room. It's funny, because Neal and I are by ourselves now, and have 1800 sq. feet but seem to need it all, lol. He's hogged the puzzle room, lol. Anyway, I really, really like your house.

Tammy - my Mary cleans for me, for money, sometimes, and I have to admit I go around and pick up stuff, too. And I agree, it's money well spent to have the house clean. Although I don't work outside the home, I'm busy so many days, and it's nice to come home to a clean house. Hope you had a fun day today, on your day off.

Tina - aww, sounds like you've had so much stress. Big hugs to you, hon. Btw, I feel sure no one took offense at your words.

Jodi - today must have been so hard for you! At least this much has been gotten through, right? The funeral home people around here take photos and makes collages, or even DVDs, which is nice. Big hugs for you, too!

Katiecat - good to see you here, sweetcheeks! I am praying that your arm will be so much better after this surgery. Loved our chat today!

Michelle - we've had tornados around the state, but thankfully, none here. Btw, I caught my avatar flirting with yours, teehee.

Vann - we missed you, too! For the cake, I have a plastic divider thingy and that is what makes the checkerboard pattern. My DGDs want me to make one for their preschool soon, lol. Mary usually sends only healthy snacks, so I'm not sure this will get her approval.

Mindee - Jackson is kicking Gina like crazy, too. Somedays she's sore from all of it, lol. I sure don't blame you for not leaving the kids with your mom after what happened!

Sue - how ya doin'?

Jules & Sassy - miss you!

I didn't make it to my Body Mind and Soul meeting today, and in fact, didn't go to town at all. I did, however, tackle Mt. Washmore today and came away a victor, lol!! Until we take showers, the hamper is empty! Woohoo! Doesn't take much to make me happy, does it? :D

Ciao, ladies!

03-02-2007, 01:53 AM
Evening Ladies....Quickie here from me. We took Mom out for a nice steak dinner tonight for her non-birthday. (hers is actually Feb. 29th) I am guilty of NOT eating properly. And feeling the worse for it.
DH and I have committed to eating better once we get home. I am already planning daily menus....and not going to buy junk food. Mom is a sweet fan like I am, so she will have to hide her candy. :) My actual downfall is salty snacks, so I will have to allow for something to soothe that beast. AND walk, walk, walk.

Just to answer a couple questions....I am ready to go home, but not ready to face bad weather. So, I hope it is beautifully Spring-like when we get there. And I am ready to sell the place here, honestly, it is just getting old. Now, if they can just get it sold quickly and save us a bundle of money...... We pay even for the months we are not here and I would love to have the money for something else. Like cable modem.

Gotta go take a Tums and get feeling better.

AI surprised me as I thought Antonella would go home, but there are still a few gals I would send home. The guys...I thought Sanjaya would go last week, and here he didn't even go this week.

Hi newbies...welcome!

03-02-2007, 02:21 AM
hello ladies.....just dropping in to check in on you all. Brandon has thrown his sleep schedule off so bad that he is ready to be up for the day at a quarter after 3 in the morning. :dizzy: this morning he was wide awake and ready for the day at 5, and so was Logan. I was able to get them both back to sleep, thankfully.

I am going to have to let him forgo his afternoon naps until he gets back on his normal schedule. He won't fall asleep on his own, unless he is completely exhausted. (but that would be more so because I have always cuddled with him) And plus he won't go to bed at all if Tommy is that usually makes it a late night for me! :dizzy:

I am going to cut this short so I can finish up on the computer and try to get some sleep and hopefully he won't wake up until tomorrow morning, at a decent hour!

03-02-2007, 03:17 AM
Evening Ladies--

Well.....I never did get my YBB done this morning....spent too much time online and then time just got out of hand. And tonight, I chose to make it a "walk free" night because I needed to catch up on some laundry and tidy up the rest of the house. Not feeling the best about skippin' out of exercise, but it's only one day. Tomorrow for sure!

Cristina--Love that house!! It's huge! It's only 1600 sq ft?? It's a gorgeous house. You're very lucky to have found it. I forgot to mention earlier--WTG on the 2lbs gone!! Great job.

Tammy--How did you enjoy your day off??? Do some line dancin'?? :)

Tina--Very happy to have you a part of our group too! :hug: I've had to put things aside today catch up on things that were getting behind. I did my bills last night.....and for some reason, those boogers just keep on coming!! :shrug: Hope that the stress eases up a little for you, stress always makes things harder. Hugs to you! :hug:

MaryKate--Missed you! Glad to hear that you're not in as much pain! Such good news. Still.....don't over do it by typing, rest easy and come when you can. Glad to know you're doing ok.

Michelle--Did you get more snow up North like we did here in the South??? It's worse the more South you go. DH is buried in Snow.....he's in Klamath Falls. And this is suppose to be Spring weather????

Vann--I looked up those cats and they are beautiful! They look so classy. Like you don't want to get their paws dirty in any way. :lol: My kitty is just a long hair mutt....(ok, so what do we call a mixed cat??? Dogs are mutts...cats are???) Looking forward to seeing photos of your cats.

Jodi--It's like we're related! It had been almost 5yrs since I had gone and seen a doctor. And finally in October I went in. I'm not even sure what make me finally make an appointment. But I'm really glad I did. Put things in perspective and got me looking and listening to my body for the first time ever. March 9th is when they have the "know your numbers" event. We'll get the results same day. (Advantage of working in the lab that does the testing!) I'm looking forward to the comparisons myself.

4Amy--Welcome!!! :wave: Congrats on the 15lbs down so far! You've come to a wonderful place w/very caring ladies who are very supportive. Looking forward to getting to know you!

Jane--I did get some coffee....two cups. Then later at work, got myself a mocha. Raspberry. (that was my one mocha for the week) That was good!! And with that much caffeine in my system.....I'm ready for bed. Been on the move all day, ready to slow down and just sleep. Love the idea for your cake for the and white checkers.....VERY nice!!

Sue--Have you and hubby considered renting?? I'm sure there are a lot of people who would love to have a place to rent during the summer or winter....heck all times of the year. But I suppose it's such a distance from your home that it would be difficult wouldn't it. I'm with you about AI....totally didn't understand why those two you mentioned DIDN'T go home. At least we know they won't make it to the very end....there are just too many good ones to compete with.

Mindee--Get some sleep girl!! Very happy to have you back and posting with us regularly...but my goodness my friend, you need sleep! Two little ones and one on the way....I'm tired for you! (I'm a worry wart!!) Goodnight hugs for you! :hug:

hello to everyone else out there!!

I need to get some sleep myself. Trying to get up early every day to get some extra working out time (a lot of good that did me today) and so I'm needing to get some sleep....getting tired.

Chat with you'll be FRIDAY!!! :D

03-02-2007, 08:20 AM
Thanks everyone for the nice welcome.I am so happy to be a part of this group.I need somewhere to check in everday and be accountable.I try to workout at least 4-5 times a workouts consist of exercise bike,walking ,or exercise videos.I'm going to give it a good try for 8 lbs this month.looking forward to getting to know you all.What i'm really looking forward to is a much slimmer summer!:carrot:

03-02-2007, 08:22 AM
I was wondering,is there a particular day when everyone weighs on the same day?

03-02-2007, 08:54 AM
Welcome 4AMY!! I will post an update on hubby and individuals when the new thread gets started since I am #50!!!!

03-02-2007, 11:19 AM
Hey there.....As Jules mentioned, we're at 50, so head on over to #237.

See you there.:D