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04-02-2007, 11:18 AM
Are you guys impressed?? I started both threads for April, and I don't think I messed anything up (yet).

This thread is for anyone who likes to talk!!! Some of us attend WW meetings, some of us weigh on Thursdays, and some of us weigh whenever we feel like it. Anyway, it's a great group to chat with. We try to solve all of the problems of the world, but we haven't solved them all yet.


04-03-2007, 12:04 AM
Wow, a new month!
Tammy, I think this is the first time you've started a thread. You did good.;)
Thanks for starting us off.

What is everyone cooking for Easter? Is everyone cooking for Easter???:dizzy:
I always take the can of cherry pie filling for the ham. Since Mother's stroke, I also fix the cheese grits. This year, I'm also taking a raw veggie tray. I think I'll make some onion dip with yogurt. No one will know what's in it. he..he..

Everyone post.

04-03-2007, 12:11 AM
You are most welcome! I'm just glad that I didn't mess it up!!

So far we are planning ham and green bean casserole. Raw vegies are a good idea. It will just be the 3 of us, so we won't be needing too much food. I like to sneak things into foods without the guys knowing too!!

I haven't been real peppy today. Just kind of blah. I took my temp a while ago, and it was 101.3. Maybe that's why I have felt blah. I didn't go to the Y or to water aerobics today. I have my clothes out to go to the Y in the morning, and I am going no matter how I feel. Maybe.

Hope everyone will post soon!!

04-03-2007, 11:16 AM
Hi all,
I am resolved to lose weight this week. (I was bloated beyond belief last week.) So, that means drowning myself with water and cooking and eating the 0 pt. soup.
It's a must to lose this week. See, I said that so I would lose!

Tammy, I hope you are feeling better today. Do you want my opinion? Here it is anyway. he..he.. Don't go into the water if you have fever and/or feel blah. No telling what germs are in there. :o

Where are all our friends????? Come on people, POST.

04-03-2007, 04:24 PM
I'm with you on losing this week! I need to make some of that soup!! I'm feeling better today, but my temp is still up a bit. I ended up taking 3 walks today, but I never made it to the Y. The 3rd walk was with Kramer, so I couldn't go very fast or far. lol

I also wish people would post!!!

The sky is clouding up, and I'm sure it will be raining soon. It's about 74 degrees today, and they are calling for SNOW the rest of the week. Now that's the pits!!!!

04-04-2007, 06:15 PM
It is supposed to get down into the 20's the next 3 nights. I don't like wearing my winter coat again after wearing shorts and a tshirt yesterday!!!!

Water aerobics at 6:30. This session ends next week, and then the new session begins the very next week. Usually there is a week off between sessions. I need to stick with it though.

04-04-2007, 09:40 PM
Here I am!

Wow!!! thanks Tammy for starting us off!!!! Having a fever will certainly do it to you makin you feel blah! I still feel lousy myself! 3 walks in one day, that's impressive!

Tina, how are you? Did you have heavy rain this weekend? I think we got out of town just in time before the storm hit here bad.

I am working hard on losing weight. I've gone to the accupunturist and am amazed how I don't have craving and am eating healthy. He has done something different with me the last 2 times because of my sinus infection.

I came home last night and layed down and slept from 5:30 until 10. Then went to bed after I took my cough medicine with codiene. Pat made me wake up long enough to eat scrambled eggs.

I haven't been to the gym in forever since I was out of town last week and then got sick. I hopefully will go on Friday. We have no school and a short day tomorrow. Teachers have to go the entire day. We have a stupid testing training.

We have no plans yet for Easter. Funny that you should mention it, because Pat just asked me too. Who wants to have us over?

04-05-2007, 10:09 AM
Happy, Happy Thursday :egg:
How is your day so far???
I'm one happy, happy person. Go to the weigh-in thread and see why.:D

Susan, I'm so sorry your sinus infection has returned. Take care of yourself.
Tammy, are you snowed in yet? Brrrr..... It's down to 58 here this morn.
Maureen, how's your weather?
Jody, I hope you are feeling better every day.
Sis, are you still reading this?

Where is everyone?????


04-05-2007, 04:24 PM
Susan, one of the 5th grade teachers has tried accupuncture for her arthritis and weight loss. I think I may have to give it a try. You and Pat can come to our house for Easter!! Sure hope you feel better and get back into the gym routine soon. I know you enjoy it.

Tina, I read this first, so I'll have to go the weigh-in thread!! It's a good day so far because I met Carol and Melissa for lunch. We were there for 3 hours!! It is in the 20's here, and it is still snowing. I don't like this!! I told Bob that instead of wearing Easter bonnets, everyone will be wearing Easter parkas!

04-05-2007, 11:13 PM
Easter Parkas.... BRRR!!!!! It's not suppose to be snowing. It's cooler here today, but no near that cold. We are suppose to have some nights in the 30's

Tammy, I love the accupunture. It's real relaxing and you feel SO much better. It's strange because I haven't felt this good in a long time that is minus the sinus infection. I feel like things are heading in the right direction for once.

We are off tomorrow. I'm glad. I don't know what is planned, Pat is off too. He said he doesn't care what we do.

I'll weigh tomorrow to see how I do this week. I haven't weighed in a while.

04-06-2007, 02:10 PM
The more that I hear about the acupuncture, the more I'm ready to give it a try. I guess I should do some checking and just do it!!

Enjoy your time off with Pat.
Tim will be home in a few hours, so that will be nice.

04-07-2007, 05:22 PM
It's cold here!
the wind chill is 35 degrees. We've been used to 80-85 weather. This is crazy!

Has everyone worked on their Easter dinner? I have the eggs boiled for dyeing. I mixed up some onion dip, using ff sour cream and onion soup mix. Now I must fix the cheese grits and dye the eggs. Then, I'll iron Larry a shirt and wash my hair. It makes me tired just writing this. :dizzy:

I wish everyone a wonderful Easter.

04-07-2007, 08:55 PM
Happy Easter!

I went out to the store today to get stuff for tomorrow. It wasn't too bad with the crowds. I thought it would be horrible. I was going to get Pat a white chocolate bunny but they didn't have any. :(

Yesterday, I didn't do anything except sleep in the chair off and on all day. I actually feel better today. I haven't done much today either.

Oh, did I tell you.... we had snow flurries today. Crazy weahter!!!!

Hope everyone has a Happy Easter!!!

04-07-2007, 10:11 PM
Tina and Susan, you are not supposed to be having cold and snow like that!!! Now here, I can understand it. We've had snow the past few days, not enough to shovel or make snowmen with though thank goodness. It is so cold too!

I made the deviled eggs this morning, and I also made some vegie dip! Great minds think alike Tina!! There were a couple bananas on the counter that had seen better days, so I made banana bread. I used skim milk, Splenda, and replaced the oil with sugar-free applesauce. It is really good! I didn't tell the guys how I made it until they had tried it and liked it. I used to make muffins like that and used some kind of bran cereal. I'll have to make some again some day. Tim mentioned them!

Tim is spending the night at the old house. He took his sleeping bag, computer to play games and listen to music, and clothes for church tomorrow. He said he wanted to stay there one last time. He also took a lawn chair to sit in. He figured he'd play some pool while he was there. I know he misses that. I'm picking him up in the morning on the way to our old church. I felt like going "home" for Easter since I really haven't settled on a church close to the new house yet.

I want warm weather!!!

04-08-2007, 09:12 PM
Happy Easter :egg:

I hope everyone had a wonderful day.
We had a great meal. I just took a little of everything but feel sooooo stuffed.

Tomorrow I'll have to drink lots of water and get lots of exercise.
It's still cool here but is supposed to warm up to 71.


04-08-2007, 10:12 PM
Happy Easter! Hope everyone had a great day!

We had a roast and all the fixins. I made an ice box pie. I made them in the little bitty pie crusts, so they were individual size. Yum...... I have some to share.

I can't believe that the three day weekend is over. At least I'm feeling better.

Tammy, I think that is sweet that Tim wanted to spend one last night in the house. I remember when mom and dad moved from our childhood home. It was hard since I wsn't down there.

Tina, I'm not sure what the temp is suppose to be here tomorrow. I'll be drinking that water with you.

04-08-2007, 11:26 PM
Tina, I want 71 degrees!!! I thought I did great on my meal, but I really felt full afterwards. I'm like you with the water and exercise!!

Tim said it was nice staying at the house last night. After church, I dropped him off there. He said he'd grab his stuff and be home not long after me. Well, it took a long time for him to get here. When he did, I could tell he had been crying. I know how much he loved the home and all the memories of when he would stay there with my parents, and the memories of the times he stayed there with my dad after my mom passed away, and then the memories of actually living there. He is so emotional, just like me.

He is staying overnight here tonight. His first class isn't until 10 in the morning, and he just didn't feel like driving back tonight. That's fine with me! We've been sitting around talking about a trip this summer. North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho. Not sure we'll hit them all, but that's the direction we are heading we think.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!

04-08-2007, 11:37 PM
Me again,
Susan, I'm glad you had a good Easter. I love roast.

Tammy, that is so sweet about Tim. It's hard on our boys. They grow up so fast. I love it when David comes over.
It's good that Tim stayed home tonight. Bad weather is no time to drive at night.


04-09-2007, 06:06 PM
I agree about them growing up too fast. Waiting till daylight was the best for Tim even though he ended up having to take a couple of detours because of accidents. It's a good thing that he left earlier than he had planned.

Water aerobics tonight. I have a new suit that I ordered from Blair.com. It's supposed to be chlorine resistant. I'm saving all of the paperwork, and I'm going to follow the directions, and we'll see how long it lasts. It has to be longer than the one in the fall!

The people were here mowing earlier. It was snowing while they were mowing. Good thing there wasn't much snow left on the ground! The grass really needed it too. Kramer was starting to get lost in the grass when he went outside.

04-11-2007, 01:34 PM
How is everyone doing?
I'm staying around the same weight. I don't know if I'll have a loss this week as I am not drinking lots of water.
However, my clothes fit and that's positive.

Anyone have any good caserole recipes that are WW friendly?
I'm tired of cooking. :lol:


04-11-2007, 11:37 PM
Tina, I'm just doing crappy. I go up and down. I'm sure I won't have a loss this week. My clothes fit better, my BP is down, my glucose and cholesterol are down. I should be pleased, but that stupid number on the scale doesn't go down as fast as I'd like. I think when the end of April comes (I have paid up until then), I might stop attending WW meetings for a while. I feel guilty spending the money, and I've only lost 16 pounds since the end of October when I joined. The only bad part is I'll have to start over on my 10% goal.

Am I being silly? I have the materials, and I can continue doing what I'm doing which isn't sticking to the program like I should.

Recipes? How about Smart Ones dinners????

04-12-2007, 12:09 AM
Oh Tammy,
You are doing so good. Yes, you really are. You've lost 16 pounds since October. I would be doing handstands if I could've lost that much. I've lost 5 pounds since October and they've been lost in the last 2 months.
I just keep going up and down and up and down.
Please don't stop going to meetings. Do it for both of us. :D


04-12-2007, 02:36 PM
Tina, Bob said the same thing about the meetings. He said he can really tell that I've lost, and I need to stop getting so discouraged because I'm not losing as fast as other younger people in the group. He keeps telling me that I'm down 41 pounds from where I was just a few years ago. I know all of this, but I hate to keep spending the money if I'm not even doing the program as strict as I should be. I still have such a long way to go to get to a WW goal, and I think I'm looking at how long it's going to take me to get there.

Sure wish others would post!! I miss you guys!!!

Beach Babe
04-13-2007, 08:34 AM
Yay, I found the chatters thread. Thanks Tammy for pointing me over here.

Sounds like everyone had a good Easter. All hollidays are really hard for me. My husband and I live 2 1/2 hours away from all his family (mine are all in Illinois). So we always have to travel to someone elses house for hollidays. I usually try and bring a dish also but it is hard because I have to travel with everything I'm going to need and then make it the night before at my SIL's house which is where we usually stay. So very difficult to pass on all the tempations and I have absolutly no control over what is cooked. So that's my Easter rant.

On to meetings... I don't go to meetings right now. I know that I did lose more when I was going though. It's just hard to get there because I'm working two jobs right now and Chris (husband) and I are trying to save to buy a house. So I just feel guilty spending the extra money on meetings when that's the whole reason why we are working second jobs.

We've also been trying to have a baby for almost 2 years and the stress of that has added about 30lbs to my body. So we've laid off on the baby thing for a while and are focusing on getting ourselves healthier and in a better place financially. I am a stress eater for sure.

Wow, I've written a whole book here. Well when I start to open up, I really open up. The beginning of this thread said its for people that like to talk, we'll I'm a talker so here I am.:D

04-13-2007, 09:22 AM
Hooray!! I'm so glad you found the thread!! Illinois is close to me! Well, I'm in Ohio, so that's closer than Florida, right? My BILs live in Tampa. Buying a house is such an exciting time!! Good luck!! I can relate to trying to have a baby. Went through that many years ago. We were married 7 years before Tim was born. Good luck with this too!! LOL to liking to talk! You'll fit in great!! We have lots of people, but many of them haven't been posting lately. Busy lives. I just retired the end of February, so I have lots of time!!!!

Our closing on the house is at 10:00 this morning. I know I'll cry! That house has been part of my life since 1966. I know the kids (?) who are buying it, so that makes me feel better. I know they will take care of it and love it like we did as kids, and as Bob and I did after we bought it in '99 after my parents passed away. I know I keep talking about it on here. I just don't feel comfortable voicing my thoughts to Bob too much. When I do, he thinks that I think we made a mistake for selling that one and buying this one. This one is perfect! Just the right size, all on one floor, no outside work to do. I just couldn't take care of the other one with the health problems.

And Bob is no spring chicken! lol He'll be 60 in Sept. Tim mentioned last weekend that he thinks Bob is looking older. The doctor keeps telling him to lose weight. I think he has lost too much. He is 6'3", and he weighs 185. He looked better at 200. I worry about him.

Ok, that's enough. Hope people have time to post again soon, and I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!!

04-13-2007, 10:38 AM
Happy Friday 13th, :o :o :o

Beach Babe, glad you came over to this thread.
I hope everything works out for you--house and baby.
Feel free to talk as much as you want!

Tammy, I know today will be hard on you. My thoughts are with you all day, as you know.
Bob is thin enough. How is he doing on the not drinking?
Hey, 60 isn't that old. Y'all lay off poor ole Bob. :lol: :lol:
Larry is going to retire from his present job, when he turns 60 in a couple of years. He's going to do contract stuff. The stress of this job is really getting to him....not good.
So 60 isn't so bad.

Okay, I'm off to the treadmill.
Susan, where are you, girl?

04-13-2007, 07:01 PM
I didn't cry as much as I thought I might at the closing. Bob was very proud of me! We went out to the house with the couple and their son (2 1/2 years old), and we walked through it with them answering questions and telling them a few things about it. I feel very good about them buying it.

I agree about Bob being thin enough. As for the beer, he has good days and bad ones. He hasn't been drinking lots and lots every single day, so I think that is a plus. Ok. 60 isn't so bad!!

Tina, I hope you enjoyed the treadmill.

04-14-2007, 12:13 AM
Hi Friends,

I'm still here. It has been the longest week!!!! I have decided that the administration at my school are all idiots. Not my deaf ed administrators. They just don't get it about kids and disabilities.

Tammy, I think they are related to your old prinicipal. You did good on the closing. Just think of all the love your family has given it and now it's going to someone else who will love it too.

Tina, We got a good storm tonight. Did ya'll get rain?

I've been working on TAKS ALT all week until midnight. It's because my kids will not take the actual test and this is a new assessment. It's ridiculous the number of hours it took just to in put it the information into the computer. I'm all done!

Welcome to the group Beach Babe! We are a fun group if I say so myself!

I'm off to bed. Will write tomorrow.

04-14-2007, 06:36 AM
Susan, when I read that about your administrators I was thinking about my old principal, then you mentioned it!! Great minds think alike!! Glad to hear from you!! I agree about how ridiculous it can be to get things ready at school for all of the stuff that goes on.

When the people were here mowing in the snow the other day, it made me realize how glad I am that we moved. Yesterday they were here again, digging up weeds and putting in new mulch. They do new mulch every other year in the complex. It sure looks nice out there, and we didn't have to do a thing. I like that!!

We're going to Cincinnati this afternoon and will return tomorrow. There are some casinos there, and we're hitting at least one of them with the other men from Bob's pool team and their wives/girlfriends. The season ended a few weeks ago, and this is what they do every year. This was Bob's first year on the team. Should be fun. I can do a slot machine. Don't understand anything else, so I'm not even going to try!! lol

Kramer really needs to sleep later than 5:00. I'm going back to bed now.

04-14-2007, 11:57 PM
I hope everyone is wel and warm. Brrr....We're having cold weather today. It's all the way down to 54 right now.

Maureen, I know you're out there somewhere. Please post.

Susan, how are you?

Tammy, sorry I didn't get to say "Have a great time." I'm sure you will. Hey, win some money for all of us. :lol:


04-15-2007, 11:28 PM

We went for an adventure today. We went for a drive to Paris, TX. There was nothing there but it was a cute little town and during WWII, I'm sure it was booming. The train depot said it was. I love to go for drives. We did it a bunch as kids too so it brings back fond memories.

Tina, it's chilly here too!!!! I'm ready for spring to STAY!!!! I haven't even gotten my vegetable garden in yet.

Tammy, win a bunch and bring us back a present!!!

Where is everyone at?

04-16-2007, 03:10 PM
We had so much fun at the casino!! It was fun to watch the people there. Bob and I brought back more money than we took with us, so we were pleased. The whole group stopped at Longhorn Steak House on the way home for supper. Yummy!!

Very frustrated. I went to the doctor this morning. Even though my glucose readings are lower than "normal", he is still saying that I am diabetic. I am so tired of hearing that. I know that many of my relatives are diabetic. BUT there are many of them who are not. Maybe I'm one of those. The doctor is also talking about putting me on a cholesterol medicine. The test results for that were lower than the last time I was there. I don't want to be on more medicine. We've talked about changing doctors since we've moved, but we haven't yet. Maybe it's time. I don't need or want to be this upset thinking about stuff. I've been in tears off and on since I left his office.

I also went to my aunt's house after the doctor. I don't know if I've told you about her or not. She swears up and down that HER ladder is in the garage at the house where we lived. She has said this for a couple of years. There is no ladder there. She says that my parents borrowed it (now she says there are 2 of them) because they never owned any ladders. I told her (again) that the garage is empty. She called me a liar and said she had been down to the house and looked in the window. (We know that isn't true because she can barely walk to her mailbox let alone 1/2 mile down the road.) I told her not to do it again because the house doesn't belong to us anymore.
I'm afraid she'll accuse the new owners of stealing the ladder! I know she's older, not even positive of her age (between 90 and 93).

She told me today that I never knew her brother Floyd because I was little when he died. Well, my cousins are younger than me, so I'm sure I was around to know their dad. I know she is confused. Very confused. The last time that I went to see her, I said I wouldn't go back because of how upset I get. I guess I need to remember not to go anymore.

04-16-2007, 05:06 PM
Afternoon all,

Susan, it was very windy and cold here on Saturday. It was nicer yesterday and even better today. (Tomorrow they predict more rain.) I'm just glad we're not up in New York. Boy, they are getting lots of rain.

Tammy, your trip sounded like fun. You didn't say if you brought us some of that money. :lol:
Yes, you told us about your aunt. She is just going through dementia. It sounds a lot like my mother. (Her dementia is caused by her stroke.) I've had to learn to take what she says with a "grain of salt." I think you'd better just stay away from her. And, I don't think she's in any shape to go accuse the new owners, do you! And, I'm with you about not wanting to take any more medicine than necessary.

Well, I gave into my cravings and made some brownies today. They're 3 pts. each. I've had 2 1/2. That's okay, I tell myself, because I'm baking a meatloaf for supper tonight and I don't like meatloaf. I'll just eat veggies----0 pts. :D

Everyone have a great day.

04-16-2007, 11:39 PM
Tina, ummmmm, no to bringing you guys any money. Sorry!! lol Bob said he didn't think I should go to see my aunt today, but she just had a b-day and I hadn't been there. I have always seen her or talked to her on her b-day. I won't go again. For the most part, the visit was nice, and then it started. Yes, I think she would go to the new owners about the ladder. She still has a car, and she would drive down there.

My cousin, a cardiac nurse, had me email her my cholesterol numbers since I'm a bit upset about going on meds. Haven't heard back from her yet. She said she just went on meds recently. I know we have a family history of heart problems. (and diabetes) Chris (cousin) reminded me that another cousin (a year older than us) is having heart surgery this week. I don't want to hear all of this. I want to go off of all medicines and not have any more bloodwork done. The new insurance has a large deductible that we have to meet before they start paying anything. This will be expensive.

Brownies! Yummy!! I like meat loaf. alot! I try to make it semi-healthy. Have you ever made it with crushed pineapple in it? Yummy! I've also used bacon flavored crackers and crunched those up in it to give it a different flavor.

We are going to Muncie tomorrow. A couple questions for the bursar's office, then we'll pick up Tim and go out for a late lunch. We'll probably go to IHOP. That and Damons are our favorites over there right now.

04-17-2007, 10:27 PM
I made a decision. The doctor gave me a lab order for bloodwork for the sugar and cholesterol in 3 months. I'm not going to do it. My numbers are within reason, and if I watch closer (something that I haven't done), I'll be ok. In fact, I believe we are going to change doctors. Since this doctor merged with another group a couple years ago, I don't feel like I can just go in and talk to him. I know he thinks all of my arthritis and fibromyalgia would go away if I would lose weight. Even though the back xrays show the arthritis. I'm glad that I have my rheumatologist!!

We had a nice visit with Tim today. Went to IHOP and I had a salad! The guys ate breakfasts which looked yummy. My salad was good too though.

Hope you all had a great day!!

04-17-2007, 10:50 PM

Tammy, I can't believe that you didn't bring us any money or even a present! I'm sorrry about your aunt. You really should give her the ladder back ;) My grandmother was like that too, when she would get something in her head, it was stuck there. I hope she doesn't go to the new people asking for it! I love IHOP and they have really good salads.

Tina, how are you? It's wet and cool here. Actually, in technical terms it is "Yucky" :) but we need the rain. Brownies... yum!

Well, I got to give my student teacher some very exciting news...... she was recommended for a position next year. Today is her 21st birthday too and she is graduating with her Master's. Pretty impressive!!! She was so excited!!! and kept thanking me me. I said "I didn't do anything". I did email my supervisor and tell her that my student teacher had an interview in another district this week, so they acted pretty fast. I was glad because she is good.

I have a headache so I think I'll go veg for awhile before bed.

04-18-2007, 10:59 PM
Hey! Maybe I should use some of our winnings from Sunday to buy a ladder!! not.

How awesome for the student teacher!! I'm glad that she will be able to stay in the district instead of going elsewhere.

Hope you got rid of your headache!!

Water aerobics tonight was fun as usual. The hot tub was sooooooo nice!

04-19-2007, 01:58 PM
Bob and I are talking about our eating habits. I told him a little bit about Core, and he actually paid attention!! Anyway, I got the books out for him to check things out, but I think he'll be supportive about giving it a chance for the next week.

Tim called after his health class this morning. They did a heart rate check, and his was 81. He said everyone else was in the 60's and 70's. He is concerned that his is too high, and he knows the family history. I went to Web MD, and it says "normal" is 60-100. I think he fits right in there. Bob's is usually in the 90's, sometimes over 100. Mine is always in the 70's and 80's. I don't think Tim should be concerned, do you?

04-19-2007, 02:29 PM
Tammy, I don't think y'all should worry at all about the heart rate test.
There are so many factors to consider. When the test was taken, Tim could've been nervous. If not really nervous, he could've been apprehensive about the test. No telling what he was doing right before the test, either.

When I take my blood pressure at the store, my rate is usually 68-71.

Nope, don't worry.
Dr. Tina

04-19-2007, 03:47 PM
Thanks Dr. Tina!!
You are so good!!

04-19-2007, 09:38 PM
Everyone go to the Weigh-In Results thread.
Chantal had a super weigh-in.


04-19-2007, 09:41 PM

Tammy, I would not worry about Tim's heart rate. Mine runs a little faster in the 80-90 range. Pat's is in the 50-60's.

Tina, I like Dr. Tina! It has a nice ring to it.

I'm going to the dr. next Thursday. I'm going to take to her about my weight. I'm working hard and nothing seems to be working. I'm frustrated. I just want to be healthy. I'll let you know what she tells me.

I'm so glad the weekend is almost here. I get my hair done on Saturday. I certainly hate looking like a skunk :)

04-20-2007, 11:39 AM
Susan, you could never look or smell like a skunk. :lol: :lol:

Don't mind me.....it's time for the weekend and I'm really excited about my weigh-in results. :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:


04-20-2007, 03:45 PM
Susan, I would rather look like a skunk than smell like one!!! I can certainly relate though. I couldn't wait to get my hair done.

Tina, you SHOULD be excited about the weigh in!!

Ok ladies. I started Core this morning. I feel like I'm starving! I must be doing something wrong. Hope I can stick with this for a week!!!

Breakfast- Fiber One cereal with Skim milk

Lunch - Bowl of 0 point vegie soup, piece of turkey breast, slice of FF cheese, sugar free jello

Snack - grapes that I'm eating right now.

04-20-2007, 11:16 PM
Ya'll crack me up!!!! I would much rather smell like a skunk than look like one:D Ok, not really!!!! Now remember this is the person who had her hair colored in the hospital before the baby was born.

Tammy on CORE you can eat as much as you want until you are full.

Tina, you are so supportive. Only a real friend would say something that sweet! How was weigh in?

04-21-2007, 10:11 AM
Susan, eating as much as I want is something that will take getting used to! Oh my!! I did ok yesterday, and so far I've done ok today (since it's only 9:06!!). Tim will be here for supper, and we're grilling steaks, having shrimp cocktails, and salads. That should fill me up!! Not sure what I'll eat between now and then, but I'm sure I'll find something. I have my grocery list made.

It's a beautiful day already!! Kramer and I sat out on the porch for a few hours last night. I was reading, he was sleeping and/or eating bugs.

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

04-21-2007, 05:17 PM
What time is dinner? I want to make sure that I make it up there in time!!!! It sounds delicious! I know Tim will enjoy being home too. How is Bob doing on CORE? Is he trying it too?

I went this morning and got my hair colored. I always enjoy it afterwards. Now I'm doing chores.... yuck! Wish I was done but I might be if I wasn't on the computer. :) I had to come in this room anyways thought I might as well get on line.

04-21-2007, 05:54 PM
Grilled steaks and shrimp cocktails? Is that all! :D
I'll be there with Susan.

I stepped on the scales this morning, thinking I'd be up because of the Chinese food last night. Nope, I was down another .4 lb. Is that great or what!!!!! :carrot: (Forgive if I toot my horn.)

Susan, I know about going into the computer room. I think I'll just check e-mail and end up spending at least an hour on the thing.
Not now, though. I must go wash my hair.

Everyone have a fantastic rest of the weekend and a great next week.

Beach Babe
04-21-2007, 07:14 PM
Hi girls! I'm still around and reading along.

I know all about the computer sucking up my time, I spend more hours each day on the computer than I do doing anything else. Although it doesn't help that I work on a computer all day and then come home and spend most evenings on-line as well. Hmmm, maybe that's one of the reasons I'm having a hard time getting my excercise in. :z:

I'm starting to realize just how close my vacation is and I'm getting nervous. My husband and I live in Florida but my family live in Illinois. So every year we meet somewhere in the middle, usually Tennessee but this year we're going to North Georgia. It's my husband and I, my parents and my brother and his girlfriend that meet up. We get a cabin and spend a lot of time in lakes. I'm so tired of being the fatest one there and being uncomfortable in my bathing suit. Even though it's family I still get embarrassed. This year I am even heavier than I was last year. All the stress of trying to get pregnant has taken a toll on my body.

So I'm starting my grocery list for foods for the week. I am really commited to staying OP's this week so I can see a good loss. Any recommendations for snack foods I should get? I get bored with the same ol' things. One of my problems is also breakfast. I'm usually running out the door and usually don't get a chance to eat breakfast. The other day it was almost 3 o'clock before I realized that I hadn't eaten anything all day. I've heard a few girls say they get slim fast shakes for breakfast. There're easy to grab out the door and only 3 or 4 points depending on what flavor. So I might try that. Any other ideas?

It's also difficult because nobody else in my household is dieting. I'm trying to get my husband on board but that is proving difficult. He knows and wants to lose weight but he's also the first to mention going and getting ice cream at night. We also have a roommate (while trying to save money to buy our house in the next couple of months) so it's hard to keep bad things out of the house. Between her and my husband they are always bringing bad things into the house. I need to come up with snack foods that they will like to eat also. Hopefully that will stop them from stoping at the store on their way home and picking up desserts and such because they feel they have nothing to eat.

See even though I don't write often when I do write it's a lot! :dancer:

04-21-2007, 07:39 PM
Beach Babe,
I have some suggestions for breakfast.
WW has Smoothies that you can buy at the meetings. You can blend water and the mix and it's only 1 pt. and counts as a milk. If you use milk, instead of water, it's only 2 pts and counts as two milks.
Also, WW has muffins. They are in the stores and come 3 to a box. Each one is 3 pts. I like the ones with cranberries in them. The blueberry ones are also good.
If you like oatmeal, get a box of Quaker packets. The apple and cinnamon ones are just 2 pts. a packet.
Hope that helps some.
I think you will do fine and will look great in that bathing suit. ;)

04-21-2007, 07:43 PM
Supper was great!! Bob ended up with a baked potato with his meal, but that's ok. As for him doing Core, he didn't make it past lunch yesterday. lol He doesn't need to lose anyway. I think he understands what I have to do to stick to it though, so maybe he'll help me out.

Susan, I'm sure you feel much better about your hair. Part of Tim's reason for coming home was to get his hair cut, and I know he feels better.

Tina, congrats on the loss!!! You did it even after Chinese!!

Beach Babe, you will have a wonderful time on the vacation. It is getting closer, but you'll do great between now and then! We have to think positive.

I blew it tonight because I ate some ice cream before Tim left to go back to school. We walked down the street to the little place he used to work. I can't be doing that! I guess I did get some walking in, but that is no excuse since it is definitely not on core. Now I need to check the points for that.

Beach Babe
04-21-2007, 07:50 PM
Thanks Tina! I'll have to check out those muffins. Right now I'm not going to meetings. I'm weighing myself at home and trying to stay accountable by posting in here and on another message board I frequent. I just don't have time for meetings right now because I'm working so much. Also for the longest time, my husband and I were carpooling to save money and with the commute we have, there is no way I could take him home and then turn around and go back into town for a meeting. I would be spending three hours in the car. Hopefully things will calm down here soon and I will be able to re-join the meetings. Although it may be a while. :stress:

Beach Babe
04-21-2007, 08:34 PM
Just got back from a walk. Being on here motivated me to get off my butt and get outside. I feel good! :woohoo:

04-21-2007, 09:57 PM
I love the WW muffins!!!

Good for you for taking a walk!!

04-22-2007, 02:40 PM
Got my hair cut and colored. Then came home and helped Pat trim trees and move all the branches to a corner of the pasture. He plans to rent a chipper sometime soon.

Beach Babe, I'm on who eats on the run in the morning. I often will have a 1/2 a peanut butter sandwich or yogurt and I take a plastic spoon so I can throw it all away. I will also eat instant grits and put them in a paper cup. Anything that is quick. I do get tired of eating the same things.

Tammy, dinner sounded so yummy. Pat doesn't need to lose either... don't you just hate them! :) Remember you still have your flex points so ice cream isn't so bad as long as you count the points.

Tina, way to go on a loss and eating Chinese food. I love that stuff!!! When we order at lunch, I spilt mine with a friend so I won't eat so much.

I'm going to the dr. on Thursday to discuss my weight. I am wondering if I have PCOS. I have a co worker who has it and says..... "I have all of the symptoms." If so, there is a medication that helps you not be so insulin resistant. I just don't know what to do. UGH~~~~ I am trying and hard.

Well, I'm off to the gym to take a spin class. It's a fun class but hard work. I burn tons of calories doing it. Then I'm going to the grocery store to pick up odds and ends. Not wanting to do that but if not, we will be in trouble with food this week.

I'll let you know if I survive my spin class :)

04-22-2007, 07:07 PM
Susan, I think that's a good idea to talk to the doctor about that possibility. Let us know what you find out.

OK. I am a Core Failure. We went away today. Left at 7:30, and just returned an hour ago. 2 meals out. Could I borrow someone's flex points for this week, because I'm sure I've used all of mine!!! Oh my. I did figure out the last 2 days if I would have been using points, and I was below both days because I'm getting in more fruits and vegies. Which is a good thing. Ok. I just took a break from my note and figured out what I've eaten today according to points. I've eaten 19 points today. If I don't use any points between now and weigh-in on Thursday, I'll be ok. THIS IS TOO MUCH PRESSURE!!! LOL I'll just do what I can and see how it goes.

New question. If you exercise, do those activity points add to the Flex Points if you are doing Core?

Just talked to Tim. I don't know if I had mentioned that he and Jess are not quite the "item" that they used to be. They still talk and are friends, but they aren't together as much as they used to be. I think it is a good thing. Anyway, last night when he was working, a group of girls came in, and among them was a girl he went to elementary school with. They were pretty good friends until we moved away. Anyway, this group of girls hung around and visited with him for a while. He sounded pretty pleased about it.

Tina, I'm still thinking of your Chinese food.

04-23-2007, 12:16 PM
OK. Maybe I'm not as bad as I think. I went over the journaling I did for the past 3 days. I refigured everything. Over the 3 days, I have used 25 of those flex points or whatever they are called on Core. I guess I haven't done as awful as I thought. I panic easily. Now I have to convince Bob to help me the next few days!! I also have to stay off the scales till Thursday. Easier said than done!

So far today I have had a bowl of Fiber One cereal with skim milk. I added some cinnamon to it. I've been reading info about cholesterol, and it talks about adding more cinnamon to your diet.

Where is everyone???

04-24-2007, 11:06 AM
You guys are all partying without me somewhere, right????

Still only doing halfway on Core. I just can't get the mindset. I've been doing points to long, and that is always there in my mind.

Hope you all are having fun at the party.

04-24-2007, 10:31 PM
Hi Tammy, how are you doing? I'm afraid your friends have left you and are partying or are shopping somewhere without you. I've noticed how blue you are becoming because you have been desserted by your friends. I'm sure they'll come back someday. Hopefully sooner than later. Love ya!! Tammy

04-26-2007, 12:15 AM
Hi Tammy!!!!!

Love ya Tammy!!!! :)

I like your conversation with yourself! Now don't let that become a habit! However, teaching does do that to you! :)

04-26-2007, 12:45 PM
LOL No one else was talking to me, so I had to talk to myself. Sad, isn't it? And yes, teaching does do that to you!!

04-27-2007, 12:01 AM
I hope everyone had a good day. I am glad the weekend is coming. I'm ready for it.

I went to the doctor today. She said "I can't believe we've never discussed this before but looking back, I am almost positive you have PCOS" so 4 vials of blood later ..... I'll get the results next week. If I do have it, she will put me on medication that diabetic use. It will help regulate my insulin levels. Then go from there... she might send me to an endocrinologist. I'll keep you posted.

Tammy, I only have my student teacher one more week. i don't know whether to be happy or sad since she is good. It just means one more week closer to summer. Can you tell I'am ready!

04-29-2007, 11:46 PM
I'm baaack. Did anyone miss me at all??????

Tammy, sorry you had the thread almost all to yourself. :( :( :( :(

Larry and I just returned from a week on Grand Cayman. Boy, it was wonderful!!!!!
I'm tan/sunburned and tired. I will have to read all the posts (from Tammy :) ) tomorrow.


04-30-2007, 04:53 PM
Hi Ladies!! What a weekend! I definitely felt that God has a reason for what he does. I felt so confident that He would work with the women at our table, and He certainly did! I was amazed at the growth that I saw in all 4 women. There is an assistant table leader too, and I can't believe how close the 6 of us are after the weekend. It was like we had all known each other for ever. Our ages ran from 43-63, so that age difference was closer than some of the other tables. One table's ages ran from 23-70.

I tried to hit the fruit and vegie trays instead of the cookies and candy over the weekend. I only ate vegie dip once!!! When I got weighed this morning, I was up 2 pounds but my period is starting so I think the gain is from that.

I slept longer last night than I did over the entire weekend! I had 10 hours of sleep last night, so that shows how much I had over the weekend. I also just woke up from a 2 hour nap.

Susan, glad to hear that the doctor is thinking the same thing. Keep us posted.

Tina, what a wonderful trip!!! I saw the Grand Canyon from up above when we flew to Las Vegas way back in 1980. I hope to get there again some day.
I kept wondering when I was talking to myself where you were. Thought you were busy, but I guess I didn't think about you being on a trip! Glad that you are able to do that. Glad that Bob and I will be able to do that too!!! Maybe you and Larry could meet us halfway between Texas and Ohio sometime!! lol

04-30-2007, 09:54 PM

I'm glad ya'll have returned. I didnt' want to have to talk to myself..... like someone else I know :)

Tammy, Tina was in the Grand Cayman not the Grand Canyon. :) However, the Grand Canyon is beautiful. We went there once and it was breath taking! I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend.

Tina, Glad that you are back and ya'll had a good trip. Some day, I would love to go visit. I love the ocean and it's so relaxing just to hear the ocean.

Well, I haven't heard from my doctor but I decided to call a dietician that is at the hospital. I've used her before a LONG time ago. I told her what was going on and what my doctor thinks is wrong. She said, "When can you come and I'll get on track." I go tomorrow at 7:30 am. Then I'll meet with her on a weekly basis until I get on track. She said "It sounds like you are definitely insulin resistant." I'll let you know what she says tomorrow. I sure hope my blood work comes back tomorrow so I can know what's going on.

Can you believe only 19 days of school is left? But WHO is counting? I'm ready for a vacation. I will miss my kids but will see 2 of them during the summer.

Off to watch tv..... Sure glad my friends are back!!!!! I've missed ya'll!

04-30-2007, 11:09 PM
Hi all,
I like the Grand Canyon, too. I went when I was young.
Grand Cayman is in the Cayman Islands. It's south of Cuba and west of Jamaca.
It was so strange last night to sleep in such a quiet house. I'd become accustomed to hear the waves lap up on the beach. Our condo was facing the Carribean Sea. It was great!!!!!
Today I am sooooo tired. I know that I gained some last week. It was worth it to be away. My blood pressure must have been very low. I didn't have a care in the world.

Susan, I don't know what your problem is all about. But, I hope they get it all straighten out very soon!


04-30-2007, 11:21 PM
DUH!!!!! You would not believe how many things I have misread today! My eyes hurt from lack of sleep from the weekend. Bob has cracked up at me more than once today. I want to go there too!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it when we go to Jekyll and can lay in bed and listen to the ocean. Maybe I'll just head down there tomorrow! Ha!!

I told Bob I was going to be in bed at 9. I'm not there yet. I slept 10 hours last night, then took a 2.5 hour nap this afternoon. Bob couldn't believe it. The guys were here to mow, and I didn't even hear them. I even had the windows open in the bedroom, and they mow right outside the window. I was pooed out.

I need to get back into the Core groove. It sure didn't happen today!

05-01-2007, 10:40 AM
New Thread coming now.
Post there!