Support Groups - Hot & Healthy Challenge Chicks 2/26/07 - 3/04/07




Jasmine31
02-26-2007, 01:40 PM
What is Hot & Healthy Challenge Chicks?

A bunch of us were all part of different challenges together, and when the challenges ended, we decided not to! So we all came together and decided to start a long term challenge group, and we called them the Hot & Healthy Challenge Chicks!

-Anyone can join the group no matter what your goals are or where you are in your weight loss journey.
-We are here to support each other, encourage each other, laugh together, and cry together.
-Our unified goal is to exercise, eat right (whatever diet plan we may each separately be following), and have fun!
-We encourage new members, as the more that join, the more friends we have to support us along the way!
-We only ask that you follow one teensy, tiny rule. At the beginning of each month we state what our goals are, and they can be WHATEVER YOU WANT!
Then at the end of the month we can share how well we did with our goals, etc. However, sharing at the end of the month is completely optional.

We can do this!!


Jasmine31
02-26-2007, 01:46 PM
Okay ladies. Sorry I have been gone so much lately! As you all know I have been so busy cooking from scratch and all that fun stuff! I have some pics I'll share in a bit. I was a bit depressed last week with the whole Anna Nicole thing. I always kind of liked her, never too big a fan but if I seen an article about her I read it, when the show was on and I had cable I had fun watching it even though I was surprised how out of it she was at times. In a world where Hollywood glamorizes anorexic girls etc. She was great. Showing the world just cause you are big doesn't mean you can't be beautiful etc.

I cried like a baby when her mom was on court tv talking about her. I feel family is very important and I have already lost both my parents. My mom was addicted to prescription meds as well, etc.

Anyways. I really need to start focusing on my exercise again. I have been maintaining but have been really bad lately and it seems the more I stay away, the more bad choices I make. I need to try to come by at least once a day. I miss all of you and I do hope everyone else is doing well.

I recently found a neat site.

Organized Home (http://organizedhome.com/content-85.html)

They have free printable shopping list, menu planners, price books, freezer and pantry inventory etc.

Michelle
02-26-2007, 02:29 PM
:wave: Jasmine~

I hope you don't mind if I join in with your group here. I've belonged to a couple other groups, but not always knowing if I fit in or not.:dunno: I lost my wonderful mom very suddenly this past October, I've put back on 10 pounds since then with depression and not feeling like exercising, and eating when I'm not even hungry. I feel like I'm finally ready to get back in the groove with everything again, and March 1, a new month, will be my start. I feel like I need support, and I also like to help others out with support too. I too was very sad about Anna Nicole last week, I also watched her show, read articles on her, and always thought she was beautiful, even when she was heavier, she was herself. I've been hooked to the tv, and I just hope everything works out peacefully, and her little girl is taken care of like she should be. I look forward getting to know all of you and hope you have a wonderful day and keep smiling!!! Oh yes, I had one more question, how have you lost all of your weight and how long has it taken you? Thanks!!:grouphug:


phantastica
02-26-2007, 02:54 PM
I'd love to join you guys!

I lost 70 pounds, had my son move in with his dad and promptly put back on 30 of it. I'm working on establishing some equilibrium with exercise and regular healthy eating patterns again, this time for one instead of for two.

My biggest weight-loss success has come from incorporating a lot of vegetables, lots of support from 3FC and my TOPS group, and drinking enough water. I also try to eat more fish, chicken, and lentils for protein over red or fatty meats.

Jasmine31
02-26-2007, 03:13 PM
Hi Michelle! *BIG HUGZ* You are more than welcome here hun!! I am so sorry to hear about your mom. :( My mom and I were very close and it hit me very hard although we knew it was coming for years. She was diabetic, pacemaker, kidney trouble, cirrhosis of the liver, heppatitis C, I could go on and on! She was only 52!!!! Her death has actually been a huge inspiration to me to clean up my act. She always warned me of the dangers of drugs and alcohol so I never went that route. I drink maybe once to twice a year, never touch drugs. I never realized how bad food was and how many problems it could cause til I watched her die and my dad was 65 but also a diabetic, getting dialysis etc. That really hit me hard. My aunt told me that even despite the prescription meds and diabetes etc it was ultimately the hep that did her in completely.

I am sooo sorry to hear about your mom! It has been 2 and a few months for mine. If you ever need support I am here for you. If you need to pm me you are more than welcome as well. What did she pass on of?

Well about my weight. When Joe first came out here in Oct of 2004 I was about 250 and gained about 30 more while working for dominoes, dealing with a divorce, two parents dying back to back etc. It was the following June of 2005 when I realized how unhealthy my parents were and why etc. Joe was a big instigator. He is 5'10 and weighs 150!! So I seen pics of us and I was HUGE and he was thin and I seen all the love and adoration he had in his eyes for me and I wanted to see what he saw. Because of him and Gods help I started wanting to be healthy. I didn't want to die like my parents. I wanted to look great for him and see what he saw when he looked at me, etc.

So starting june of 2005 was when I decided to get up off my butt and start walking. I made slow changes and started eating fruit. If I could live the rest of my life healthily off pizza chips soda burgers and fries believe me I would!

I started cutting back and only eating out once a week, only sugary soda that once a week. By December of that year I was down to 250. The new year hit me hard and despite using an IUD I found myself pregnant. We were overjoyed, it was just unexpected. But the iud was still there. I stopped the walking and just tryed to eat healthy. I only gained 2 pounds by April but I know I lost muscle etc. We did marry 4-6-06(We had already been engaged since the previous year) Anyhow unfortunately at 4.5 months along we lost our son a few days after the wedding. :(

At the end of April I kicked myself in the pants and told myself to get back on with the exercising. So I did, along the lines I made more changes. We eventually switched to more chicken, not frying cept once in a while. More veggies, red meat once a week. Potatoes once a week. It is when I started cal counting when I started losing on a consistant basis. If I walk 30-60 minutes 5 days a week and eat about 1700 cals a day I lose 2 pounds a week.

The holidays hit me hard as they did most and January I got back on it but in Feb I had numerous flare ups including a teenager daughter who decided to start cutting herself, cps and the cops coming to my door due to my ex lying, (they shut the case) etc. It has been rough. But at least I am maintaining and I am looking forward to losing again. I hope that sums up what you ask. This is a lifestyle to me, its not a diet. So even when i get offtrack, I just jump back where I left off and keep going. :)

I try to incorporate the food I love into my eating. I have chucked the low fat approach as it seems foods are healthier in the original state they were intended. I just practice moderation. We have also incorporated alot of ground turkey! It is really yummy when seasoned correctly.

Yes it is so sad about Nicole. I watched the court stuff last week and am sickened about howard. Did you see the clown video? I really doubt he has anyones best interest at heart. I hope Daniel is the dad. I know there were angry emails but I can see why. He truly seemed to care about her and the baby and wanted her off drugs which is why he was shut out of her life etc.

I look forward to getting to know you and feel free to share anything else you like about what plan you are on, how you are doing, etc.

marbleflys
02-26-2007, 03:14 PM
Hi everyone;

Jasmine, you do need to catch up...I even posted a pic. for you last week.

welcome to phantastica and Michelle! (sorry, I'm not an Anna fan, I cringed at her lack of articulate speech during her last interview with Larry King--but I think she's being horribly exploited in her death---please bury the poor woman--it's going on 3 weeks).

Phantastica, I sent my daughter to live with her dad and had a hard time dealing with it for a few months, then one day I came home from work and was able to appreciate the peace and quiet, and the fact that my house looked the same way I had left it in the AM.....from then on it was OK, I saw it as an opportunity to focus on ME....congrats on your progress, you are down almost 50#!

spent the weekend catching up.......no formal exercise, unless you count cleaning out huge storage closets, cooking, laundry...just call me Cinderella....

I did manage to poke myself in the eye, moving a giant plant, one of the stalks jabbed me...it made my eye water all day and I couldn't go to the movies! I so wanted to see "23"...anyone see it yet?

Jasmine31
02-26-2007, 03:14 PM
phantastica:

Hi hun! We'd love to have you too! I have nejoyed some of your post on the board. Are the shoes from Dorothy? hehehehe

Jasmine31
02-26-2007, 03:16 PM
marbleflys:

Jasmine, you do need to catch up...I even posted a pic. for you last week

I know. I am sorry! :(

The pic is great! You look very pretty, Carmela has nothing on you! ;)

Heavy duty cleaning is very like exercise. What is 23 about?

marbleflys
02-26-2007, 03:20 PM
thanks....at the moment my nails are "off", I'm staining my new french doors in bedroom....

23 is Jim Carrey's new movie...it's a serious role and a thriller, he gets a book, based on this number and begins to think his entire life is actually the book, there might be some good scary scenes...(murder/mayhem)...I love being scared and I like to see him act out of the usual comedic role....I'm a true movie and TV Addict....I can probably recite scenes from many shows, ver batum....

Jasmine31
02-26-2007, 03:30 PM
French doors? Cool! Take pics when done!! I would like to see that too. I like most stuff he does. :D

Michelle
02-26-2007, 03:52 PM
WOW, thank you ladies for making me feel so welcomed!!;) I have seen the movie 23 advertised several times on tv, and it looks very intense. I just told my DH that I've never seen Jim Carey in anything other than comical before. I too wish that they would just get Anna buried and let her be at peace.:^:

Jasmine ~~ Thanks so much for your kind words, and I appreciate always knowing I have you to talk to.:hug: My mom was 63 years old and had MANY health issues which included: 2 open heart surgeries with a mitro valve put in during the second surgery, 5 strokes, cereberal hemorage in her brain where she lost most of her short term memory, bone cancer in her left leg femer bone and had to have a kadavar bone, steel plate and steel rod inserted, became diabetic after going into a diabetic coma and permanently lost half of her hearing, skin cancer on her nose, was diagnosed with dimentia two months before passing away, was in congestive heart failure and she had to take 33 pills and two insulin shots every day. I think that covers everything, but what she ended up passing away with was in August, she had to have surgery all over in her leg again because the bone and steel rod had broke in two places from her falling a few times. About two days after she was back in her own home at the assisted living center, from being at the rehabilitation center a month, she fell out of bed on her good leg and the bruising was horrible. The coloring was so bad and she was in so much pain, so she was put in the hopsital so that they could monitor it and have physical theraphy work with her. She was there three days and on the day they were fixing to release her back to her home, physical therapy had been in to work with her and she had her breakfast and then they put her back in her bed while they were getting all of her paperwork ready to discharge her. I tried calling her room and there was no answer so I called the nurses station and they went into check on her and they found she had passed away in her bed. They found out that she had thrown a blood clot from that horrible bruising and it went to her heart and killed her immediately. I was very close to me mom and did so much with her, but the past six months before her passing had been very hard, because she was not the same person anymore with the dimentia, and it was so hard seeing my mom this way. I know that where she is now is where she wanted to be and she's now out of her pain and suffering, but it's so hard some days, and some people just do not understand when I have my good and bad days.:cry: I'm also so sorry for you losing your son and what all you have had do go through. Thank you so much for explaining all of your weightloss with me. Do you keep track yourself of your calories in a little book, do you use Fitday or something else? I've done LAWL in the past and lost 40 pounds, but after my hysterectomy a couple years ago, gained most of it back. I'm going to go back to keeping track of calories again and for my exercise, I love WATP with Leslie Sansone, because you can do them in your own home, and I have about 13 of her dvds. Okay, sorry for the long windy post, but it feels good to have someone I can talk with.:hug:

SD Gal
02-26-2007, 04:04 PM
Hi Girls! Hope you had a good weekend. I'm back on track today and really, its not easy. I've eaten quite poorly these past couple weeks and walked only three times. Its been really horrid. We walked last night, but it hardly seemed like anything at all. We're supposed to get crummy weather again and I'm really fed up with it. :(

I tried on a pair of slacks I just bought and they're tight, so I know I've probably gained four or so pounds. I'm angry about it as I was doing so well. I have a doc appt for my non-girly physical smack dab the middle of March and I really had hoped to be closer to that 150 mark, versus the opposite direction. I can only hope that I get my butt out and make a difference in my day by excersizing. I've got one of thsoe big balls I'm going to try and do my sit ups on as well. Does it really make a difference? Well.. I sure hope so.

Hello to the new ladies, you will find the girls here simply wonderful, caring and supportive. Aw, my online support & weight pals.. I can't tell you how you've become important to my days.

Feeling deflated..
Love,
Michelle

marbleflys
02-26-2007, 05:57 PM
Mimi; the stability balls are harder than they look....I roll off frequently. and I confess to eating 1/2 an entree of veal Picatta this weekend....no regrets, it was really good.

OK, no movie Number 23....it has gotten TRASHED by every review I've seen (including the rotten tomatoes site which is gospel)...But ZODIAC looks even better!

Michelle, it's ok to be long-winded,,,,you'll see several lengthy postings at various times. I'm very sorry to hear that you lost your Mom...(my X is a cardiologist, I know in depth that she did not have an easy time, after all that to die from a DVT?)...and when your parent suffers from dementia, it's hard to accept, my mother is 87 and i find myself so frustrated to communicate with her at times!

it's time for me to crawl back on the exercise wagon this week! My February goal was 4 hours a week and the most I got to was 3 hrs. and 20 mins. last week I didn't even hit 2 hours...pathetic...but this week is going to be different, or I'll die tryin' BBL

SD Gal
02-26-2007, 08:28 PM
Mimi; the stability balls are harder than they look....I roll off frequently. and I confess to eating 1/2 an entree of veal Picatta this weekend....no regrets, it was really good.

Well, if it will help my "core" I suppose I could work it some.. I'm off to walk three miles and then HOPEFULLY another three after Steve gets home.. I just don't want to fall back too far, again. I've done so well up to this point..

...and... I don't know wtf the fighters are doing outside but this dropping low crap is enough already!! ARGH!!! :mad: The other day I swear had they been any lower they'd have taken the bloody tiles off the roof of the house!

:( Maybe its almost that TOM for me.. ya think? :?: :rolleyes: lol

Time to walk.. bbl.

:hug: Mimi

JasonsLea
02-26-2007, 10:49 PM
Hey everyone. Time is flying by so freakin fast. I have about a week before I move into my apartment. I can't wait! I have to get another job since I'm not fulltime at the VA yet but I don't care. I know that I will do 100% better at eating better in my own place. I did when I was on my own in California. I have to learn how to ride the bus again though which sucks. My tax refund was way less than I thought it would be so it will be a while before I'll have enough saved up for my car.

So I talked to my best friend Karina in California for the first time in months the other day. We've been best friends since I was 10 but drifted apart when she moved to Cali. The friendship actually got worst after I moved out there, mainly because she was seeing this guy Ryan and was all about him. Anyway, they got married on my birthday and a few months later, he left her pregnant and started a whole lot of drama. She's now almost eight months pregnant and when I called her, she sounded happy to hear from me. She said she wanted to call me but had lost her phone and found out later on that Ryan had stolen it. Her baby (who I love already) is due April 3 and it's a boy! She's going to name him George Lucas. When she told me that, I almost died. But it's her grandfather's name so...*shrugs* I've already decided that I will call him by his middle name or a nickname. I'm so excited! She wants to bring him down as soon as he's old enough. When we were young, we always said we would raise our kids together. When the whole mess with Ryan first started, she wanted to move back to Alabama. I doubt that will ever happen though. She lived here for about 7 years and hated it. She's a Cali girl through and through. So yeah, I have a nephew on the way!

SD Gal
02-27-2007, 12:47 AM
Well, I walked six miles today. That for me was an accomplishment. Considering I haven't walked much in the past two weeks. So, yay! :carrot:

I feel much better too. Drank 80oz of water, two 16oz. cups of coffee, had two Atkins shakes today, an Atkins shake for bfast (though I really wanted a ff yogurt- I forgot it). I had a Lean Cuisine for lunch, and a Lean Cuisine for dinner with about 2cups of steamed broccoli. MMM!

I feel better, though I am dreading WI tomorrow.. I know I'm up. A lot. But, I'll be working my butt off the next several weeks to lose it again!

Have a good night!

Hugs. :hug:
Mimi

SD Gal
02-27-2007, 11:28 AM
I walked six miles yesterday, I ate healthy, drank all my water.. and.. I've gained.. I want to cry. I had gotten down to 155.6 just two weeks ago. In two weeks, I've destroyed my momentum. :(

*sigh*

Well, if you have to get back in the saddle, I guess there's no better place to do it but beginning at the ground. I'm feeling pretty deflated.

I do believe my TOM is here- though I don't have an actual cycle because I have an iud.. I've been a little catty this past couple days.

BBL.. have a great day.
Mimi

SD Gal
02-28-2007, 01:15 PM
WHERE DID ALL MY GIRLS GOOOO???????????????? :?:

marbleflys
02-28-2007, 01:18 PM
I was running to get you a box of kleenex and a diuretic because it surely must be water-weight gain!....and remember that your muscles retain water after exercise!

don't fret, don't frown, the pounds are coming down.....

phantastica
02-28-2007, 02:05 PM
Marble, I am starting to appreciate that, too ... things staying clean! I'm also embracing my "single lifestyle" and spending a lot of my spare time just out and about. I'm enjoying that quite a bit!

Michelle, I'm sorry to hear about your mother.

I have a big ol' stability ball. I bought it with a frame so I can use it as a chair. I've been meaning to use it more often at home, building up "endurance" so I can bring it to work and use it here daily. I'm guessing that would be good for my back.

I need to focus on exercise. It's been snowy and cold for too long. I have a perfectly functional exercise bike (and a pile of magazines) right in my living room, and I need to hop on it a few times a week. I'm hesitant to because I get sweaty, then I don't feel like taking a shower, so I'll wait till just before the shower, that whole game.

I also want to start walking as soon as it's light enough after work. I want to walk for a half-hour in one direction, find what's there (maybe the library or a good coffee shop), and walk back. I like walking with a purpose in mind, instead of just walking for walking's sake. A friend of mine has a "walking buddy" who he calls on his cell phone over lunch and they 'walk' together. I don't know how that works with a cardio walk - best practice is to walk fast enough to make it hard to hold a conversation - but it's a good idea if it works.

sumisan
02-28-2007, 02:17 PM
hi all I am back and posted to the wrong thread (last weeks) oh well, long story short no internet no fun. No loss, started exercise, feeling better, but upset about the weight stall. I dont think you can even call it stall since it more of a big old road block. Even back when I would half arse try and lose weight I could never get my weight to budge, and now counting calories to the T, I am seeing the same thing. Its like my body knows when I get to a certain number and just says NO WAY, I AM NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU THE SATISFACTION and just wont let go of the weight. UGH anyway it will come I know as long as I dont give up but I am doomed to be the person who eats like an angel and takes YEARS to lose 10 lbs. LOL

--Sumi

SD Gal
02-28-2007, 02:18 PM
I was running to get you a box of kleenex and a diuretic because it surely must be water-weight gain!....and remember that your muscles retain water after exercise!

don't fret, don't frown, the pounds are coming down.....

You're silly.. I got on the scale today.. and.. sigh.. it was 160. I know its water gain.. I WANT MY BODY BACK! LOL

SD Gal
02-28-2007, 02:20 PM
hi all I am back and posted to the wrong thread (last weeks) oh well, long story short no internet no fun. No loss, started exercise, feeling better, but upset about the weight stall. I dont think you can even call it stall since it more of a big old road block. Even back when I would half arse try and lose weight I could never get my weight to budge, and now counting calories to the T, I am seeing the same thing. Its like my body knows when I get to a certain number and just says NO WAY, I AM NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU THE SATISFACTION and just wont let go of the weight. UGH anyway it will come I know as long as I dont give up but I am doomed to be the person who eats like an angel and takes YEARS to lose 10 lbs. LOL

--Sumi

Hi Sumi girl!! :) Honey I know the feeling.. and despite having slept with my heating pad over my abdomen last night, I'm still trying to think positively.. I have walked in your shoes!!

marbleflys
02-28-2007, 05:06 PM
I won't even GET on a scale this week.....it's almost TOM and my boobs are jumping outta the bra! no sense in setting myself up for an upsetting experience...I will be an ostrich this week.

Phantastica, if you like to walk with purpose, is it possible to walk some errands?
One of the reasons I do early AM exercise at home is the showering/make-up/hair thing, I don't have time to do it 2X a day and go to work....I have some workout clothes that should never be seen in public...(i save the good ones for gym or running errands). I put my hair on top of my head, but the layers stick out...I'm quite sure the cats are laughing at me.

Hi Sumi, nice to see you back!

phantastica
02-28-2007, 05:12 PM
Phantastica, if you like to walk with purpose, is it possible to walk some errands?

Yes! I can do most of my commerce without driving, if I wanted to. I live near a small commercial area in a suburb that is a cluster of strip-malls, but they're not exactly pedestrian friendly and the sidewalks aren't kept free of snow. Thus, it's much easier to walk a lot in the summer.

sumisan
02-28-2007, 06:13 PM
thanks you guys :) Glad to be back, I have been getting my computer fix by playing SIMS, I need to take this opportunity to cut back on the net though and keep it to only a few hours a day, today is my make up day though so it doesnt count LOL

I did my workout **YEAH** I am so happy that it is so much easier this time, and I am heavier and more out of shape than my first time 2 years ago!

My calories are looking good again today but my hubby wants taco salad for dinner. For the life of me I couldnt find any olestra doritos, do they even make them? I know the stuff is bad but it sure would help when my hubby requests something AWEFUL! I am using light thousand island and ground turkey and fat free cheddar cheese so it shouldnt be horrible. I am going to leave the chips out of it and then add in only a few to mine and let them add to theirs individually. I think that will help :)

--sumi

JasonsLea
02-28-2007, 07:54 PM
:wave: ladies! Boring day, horrific diet wise, doing well on no soda though, got some stuff done for the apartment, moving Tuesday!

SD Gal
02-28-2007, 08:31 PM
Helloooooooooo girls!! So glad to see new posts.. :carrot: I'll bbl.. :D

SD Gal
02-28-2007, 08:33 PM
I won't even GET on a scale this week.....it's almost TOM and my boobs are jumping outta the bra! no sense in setting myself up for an upsetting experience...I will be an ostrich this week.


Oh man...... do I know this one all too well! rofl

dollypie
03-01-2007, 01:42 PM
Well back on track today! The last five days have been crazy with the family and my eating out of control. No need to go into all the details but that is in the past and I am not looking back. I am also getting over a cold so I hope it is fully gone tomorrow! Hopefully when I weigh in next Monday the number won't be too terrible!

SD Gal
03-01-2007, 05:35 PM
Well back on track today! The last five days have been crazy with the family and my eating out of control. No need to go into all the details but that is in the past and I am not looking back. I am also getting over a cold so I hope it is fully gone tomorrow! Hopefully when I weigh in next Monday the number won't be too terrible!

Good for you Dollypie!!! I have been a bad girl today, someone gave me a handful of chocolates.. sigh.

I have had some real problems with my ex husband recently... more specifically he made some negative remarks about me to his educators. Its been a horrible mess and I haven't exactly been on plan for about a week (again). Emotional eating getting the best of me, I kind of wished that I could curl up in a ball and close out the world. :*(

Big hugs.. :hug:

Michelle
03-01-2007, 05:48 PM
MIMI...I'm so sorry you're having to experience comments like this from your ex. You are beautiful, and you're far from heavy, so I don't understand why he needs to make these remarks about you!:hug:

phantastica
03-01-2007, 07:43 PM
I have had some real problems with my ex husband recently... more specifically he made some negative remarks about me to his educators.

This doesn't make you look bad - it makes him look bad. Anybody with a shred of critical thought will realize there are two sides to the story and that the only two people who know what goes on in a relationship are the two people in it!

And I love the quote in your signature. :)

Hmm. My week's been OK. Twice I got what felt like cardio shoveling snow. Piles and piles of snow, two twelve-inch snowstorms just days apart ... the gulf-stream air makes for heavy, wet snows in March. It's a bit inconvenient, but I made the most of it and didn't avoid shoveling like I usually do!

Food choices could be better. Sometimes good, others bad. Just when I think I'm turning a corner, I slip back. In limbo, of sorts.

JasonsLea
03-01-2007, 09:10 PM
Dolly ~ I'm back on track with you!

Mimi ~ What is with these jerk exes? I agree with Phan, he's just making himself look like a fool.

Phantastica ~ Everyone is getting snow but me! It was freaky warm today. Global warming, I tell ya!

:wave: everyone!

Today was a day of cravings! But guess what? I didn't give in...AT ALL! I haven't done that since....my very first run of WW almost two years ago! :dizzy: I resisted the juice, the muffin, the bacon, the soda, the chocolate, the fries, and the pie! :carrot: Thankfully, my lil sister and brother had already ate the rest of the pizza by the time I got home so I didn't have to resist that. :p Now my piggy bank is in the positive! :D I still need to start my exercise again. I was planning on going walking today but a tornado touched down so no go. It wasn't bad in my area, just the usual rain and slight winds, but it killed 13 in my state. I will say a prayer for their families.

SD Gal
03-01-2007, 09:33 PM
Mimi ~ What is with these jerk exes? I agree with Phan, he's just making himself look like a fool.

Oh golly, I just don't know what the point is, you know?!! I mean, he's been proven a liar time and again. I'm just fed up with it, if he's doing that with the school, what is he saying at home? Its just immature.. he's got issues and he needs to get over them.

SD Gal
03-01-2007, 09:36 PM
This doesn't make you look bad - it makes him look bad. Anybody with a shred of critical thought will realize there are two sides to the story and that the only two people who know what goes on in a relationship are the two people in it! And I love the quote in your signature. :)

I know, and I agree.. but its a difficult situation to be in. I don't know what was said but gosh its just staggering that he'd stoop to such a level. Its stunning, really.

I just want my life back, without him in it. :(

SD Gal
03-01-2007, 09:38 PM
MIMI...I'm so sorry you're having to experience comments like this from your ex. You are beautiful, and you're far from heavy, so I don't understand why he needs to make these remarks about you!:hug:

Thanks honey, I appreciate it.. He just needs to get over "us".. Honest to pete, I'm remarried now.. it will be six years of separation come April.. I'd say its time.

dollypie
03-02-2007, 11:34 AM
Well I did three miles on treadmill this morning. Hopefully that took care of the pasta I had last night, but probably not it was alot! I really need to get my evening meals under control!

SD Gal
03-02-2007, 12:27 PM
Well I did three miles on treadmill this morning. Hopefully that took care of the pasta I had last night, but probably not it was alot! I really need to get my evening meals under control!

I'm afraid we're in the same boat Dollypie.. I did crunches using the big blue ball after my dinner last night.. (what IS that silly thing really called??) and then.. someone here at work brought cream cheese poundcake in.. yes.. I had a VERY SMALL piece.. lol

This weekend will be busy, Friday the 9th we're having new carpet installed so I need to finish the kitchen, paint the walls & the cabinets and clean clean clean.. Sunday we are going on a brunch cruise on San Diego Bay.. I'm excited, its our girlfriend's 40th bday. It should be fun and I'll be good if I stick to fruits n such. :)

Have a great day! bbl! :carrot:

Super hugs. :hug:

dollypie
03-02-2007, 12:50 PM
SDGal,

Sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead of you. Doing all that work on Saturday should burn some calories. Have fun on Sunday! DH and I are just planning on doing some yard work and then I really need to clean the house!

SD Gal
03-02-2007, 02:49 PM
SDGal,

Sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead of you. Doing all that work on Saturday should burn some calories. Have fun on Sunday! DH and I are just planning on doing some yard work and then I really need to clean the house!

Oh my stars, I hope so! lol.. I just got a The Nest magazine, it has lots and lots of great spring cleaning ideas. Its time now to clear our lives from clutter and the past.. :D

I think once I find a happy medium I'll feel more "complete".. does this make sense? ;)

Jasmine31
03-02-2007, 07:02 PM
Michelle:

SO sorry again about your mom. I am glad she it at peace now. *hugz*

Okay, sorry for the long windy post, but it feels good to have someone I can talk with.

No problem!

I'm also so sorry for you losing your son and what all you have had do go through. Thank you so much for explaining all of your weightloss with me. Do you keep track yourself of your calories in a little book, do you use Fitday or something else? I've done LAWL in the past and lost 40 pounds, but after my hysterectomy a couple years ago, gained most of it back. I'm going to go back to keeping track of calories again and for my exercise, I love WATP with Leslie Sansone, because you can do them in your own home, and I have about 13 of her dvds.

Thanx for the condolences hun. It has been tough but Joe and God are my rock. :) I use fitday(when I am being good!) I just walk any where between 30 minutes - 60 around the neighborhood but have been bad the last few weeks. Only walked once this week!

SD Gal:

I am in the same boat as you! You reminded me I should get out for a walk today! I can at least end this week on a great note!

Good luck to you too!!

marbleflys:

ENjoy the food, you deserve it!

23 is garbage? Yeek!

You can do it! Just stay focused!!

JasonsLea:

Glad to hear you and her are in touch again. I have a best friend for aboout 29 years! We do best when we call and see each other once every few months though. :lol: Great on the apt!

SD Gal:

Well, I walked six miles today. That for me was an accomplishment. Considering I haven't walked much in the past two weeks. So, yay!

Great! You are so inspiring me to go for a 60! Thanx hun!!!

I walked six miles yesterday, I ate healthy, drank all my water.. and.. I've gained.. I want to cry. I had gotten down to 155.6 just two weeks ago. In two weeks, I've destroyed my momentum.

*sigh*

Well, if you have to get back in the saddle, I guess there's no better place to do it but beginning at the ground. I'm feeling pretty deflated.

I do believe my TOM is here- though I don't have an actual cycle because I have an iud.. I've been a little catty this past couple days.

BBL.. have a great day.
Mimi

If tom is around that will happen! Don't feel too bad, I got on the scale two days ago and it said 210!!! I keep telling myself it is water retention. :(

phantastica:

Yes start small then work your way up. Try 1 mile at first.

sumisan:

SO glad to see ya hun! You can do it!!!! EVen if you just eat healthy it is better for you than junk!

dollypie:

Well back on track today! The last five days have been crazy with the family and my eating out of control. No need to go into all the details but that is in the past and I am not looking back. I am also getting over a cold so I hope it is fully gone tomorrow! Hopefully when I weigh in next Monday the number won't be too terrible!

Hi sweetie! Yes that is all you can do, just get up and get back on it!

SD Gal:

Good for you Dollypie!!! I have been a bad girl today, someone gave me a handful of chocolates.. sigh.

I have had some real problems with my ex husband recently... more specifically he made some negative remarks about me to his educators. Its been a horrible mess and I haven't exactly been on plan for about a week (again). Emotional eating getting the best of me, I kind of wished that I could curl up in a ball and close out the world. :*(

Big hugs..

Awww sweetie! *BIG HUGZ* Believe me I know the feeling!!!! I went thru that crap around v day and have been goofing ever since with not walking much and eating junk etc. We can get back on this!!!! Don't let him win!!!


Okay ladies well it has been a whirlwind week. I am getting ready for monthly shopping next week and I inventoried my deep freeze and fridge freeze, and the pantry! I want to do a monthly menu planner but then I worry about sticking to it. SO I figure if I feel like something different that particular day to switch it etc. I ordered this book and am really looking forward to reading it!!

http://www.amazon.com/Make-mix-Over-Recipes-Every/dp/0762426020/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-1928959-9103655?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1172876447&sr=8-1

I ordered yesterday so maybe I can try to hold off til I get it to shop! :lol:

I also ordered the nourishing traditions book, Dr.Laura's the care and feeding of husbands and the power of a praying wife.

stopeating
03-03-2007, 09:37 AM
Wishing everyone a great weekend! We got almost another foot of snow last night, so shoveling out will be on the agenda today. For the first time since December I do not have to work the whole weekend!:carrot: :carrot:

I haven't exercised in over a month. I really want to get back on track. Eating has been bad also and I won't weigh myself.

We rented several movies and plan to watch with all 5 children. They are excited. We will also plan to play board games and make tacos.

We have been remodeling my sons bedroom and I want to pick up a dresser for him today. It will all depend on the weather though.

Keep warm!

SD Gal
03-03-2007, 01:56 PM
Wishing everyone a great weekend! We got almost another foot of snow last night, so shoveling out will be on the agenda today. For the first time since December I do not have to work the whole weekend!:carrot: :carrot:

I haven't exercised in over a month. I really want to get back on track. Eating has been bad also and I won't weigh myself.

We rented several movies and plan to watch with all 5 children. They are excited. We will also plan to play board games and make tacos.

We have been remodeling my sons bedroom and I want to pick up a dresser for him today. It will all depend on the weather though.

Keep warm!

Another FOOT of snow? Oh man!! Consider shoveling snow your excersize as you're using all your muscles! YIKES!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone, I'll bbl!!

Canuk4
03-04-2007, 01:50 AM
My gosh have I missed alot. Thank-you SD Gal for helping me.

Jasmine so glad to see you back, I know it's been rough for a while, just ease back into it.

Welcome to Michelle and phantastica. Glad to hear from some of our old friends again too.

Am sure glad I am not the only one, not quite staying on track with my eating and exercise. I did get too waterfit 3 times this week, but did not do too much at home, 45 mins of exercise using the ball for some one day. I personally like to use it for sit-ups, I find I do them better than when I do them on the floor. I did so laundry and cleaning today, that has to count for something, except I blew it later on. Am really tired, was up very early this morning.

Well tomorrow is my Dad's big birthday bash, so far it is still a surprise, with all confirmed there will be 26 of us, his 4 children and there other halves, then the rest is grandchildren with wives of hubbies and we added two guests. Everything is in order, I pray for good weather as we have 7 coming from out of town, only one grandchild could not make it. I think it will be great (and it will certainly keep my mind off my arm operation Mon.)
Then I can just come home pack my overnight bag, hopefully get to bed early, we have to be there for six, op at 8 am. I hope I will get back on to say good-bye for a couple days, it is my right arm and I am right handed, you maybe lucky and get small posts that way!

So glad I finally was able to get onto the site again, I am not very bright and need links to get me anywhere, thank-goodness for my friends here who help me out. With that I will say good-night to all, glad to have everyone here. SD Gal hope you have a lot of fun on your cruise.
Sharon S.

stopeating
03-04-2007, 09:02 AM
Sharon,

Good luck with the party! You have done so much work and I know it will be a huge success for you (and dad)!:hug: