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04-09-2007, 11:33 AM
Well, Easter is over and time for me to start fresh. Hope you all had a great Easter!! Time for me to get serious and make time for exercise! Even if it's just walking around the block!! Why is it SO easy to say "I'm going to do this" and so HARD to actually DO it? I know the scale is going to be up from what I ate yesterday. I was proud of myself though, I didn't gorge on candy or junk. Just didn't eat OP. So today's a brand new day :) How'd you all do?

04-09-2007, 11:48 AM
Good Morning Brenda :wave: you did good with the candy!! I was more into the breads yesterday ...go figure :dunno:

Restart for me too again today.

Have a great day ladies!

04-09-2007, 12:40 PM
Hi Brenda and Robin.

We didn't do anything special for Easter. So, I stayed on program and exercised yesterday. Actually one of my better days lately.

Right now, I need to get off the computer and go pay my bills. I'll check in later today.

04-09-2007, 01:25 PM
It sounds like everyone did well over Easter, We didn't do anything special . sometimes I think I should take a day off, but I 'm so afraid of staling or gaining so I'll wait till i'm a little closer to goal. I was so tired on Saterday after my company left, I slept most of the day. Then yesterday went and did our grocery shopping and got ready for my trip (leaving tomorrow) I'm bringing some LC food with me, and told my mom I HAVE TO STAY OP while I'm there so she said she will buy lots of veg and good meat for me. They live an hour from the nearest town so its not like I can run to the store if I need something.

beach bum
04-09-2007, 02:08 PM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Hope everyone had a :bunny:Happy Easter:bunny:, We did,it was quite,just the two of us. We watch The "Masters" and we were hoping Tiger Woods would have come in first,but we were pleased to see some one new that received the title.

We had our Traditional German:hun: Saurbratten with all the fixings. This morning I took my first Actonel Tablet for the Big "O" and it wasn't as bad as the I thought it was going to be.Hope that they'll work and by the next done density test my bones will be healthy again.

Lily-Happy:) you stayed OP,I did also,but not 100% had Spetzel[German Pasta] to soak up the delicous gravy.

Jae-Congrats:congrat: on your 3 lb loss. You're doing fantastic on this Holiday weekend.I know what you me with baby :bb:grandchildren. Mine are 6yrs 5 yrs and 3 yrs old. No more babies anymore.

Hugs :) BB

Moved this post to the current week post.

04-09-2007, 02:48 PM
I'm back from paying bills. That's always a hi-light of my month. LOL.

DH is searching frantically for a new boat. This scares me as our money is tight for now. Extra expenses galore. We're paying for SD's senior pictures , plus 2 kids B-days next month and a graduation. I think we need to wait til June to buy a boat. He hates to WAIT for anything, but I'm gonna try to reason with him. It makes much more sense to buy in June as that is when boat tags come due anyway. If we bought now, we'd have to tag it now and then turn around and tag it again in June. Which seems like a big waste of money to me.

DH is no longer working over-time on Sundays and I'm sure his paycheck is going to go down. Right now I'm waiting for my Fed. Tax refund to arrive so I can pay the money to my State taxes. Yep, I'll clear $6.00.

04-09-2007, 08:47 PM
Hope everyone had a happy Easter :)

I worked a double shift at the restaurant, and wow, was I tired! But it was great exercise, not mention excellent cash. I didn't make it home until late today, so I'm going to weigh myself tomorrow...I'm PRAYING to break that 150mark!

Still cheating with the beer, so I really want to work on that.

My BFF told me my work pants look looser, yay!

I'm getting bored with my treadmill and mini workout routine, so this week, I'm going to search for old work-out tapes. Its SNOWING here, but hopefully soon, I'll be able to find a route to walk outside!


04-09-2007, 11:48 PM
Robin: How'd you do today?

Lily: I agree, makes sense to hold off on boats right now. Unless a super deal comes along. Then, can't you wait to register it (just don't use it til June) instead of having to register it twice?

Punce: Hope you have a wonderful trip :)

BB: Hope the meds do what they're supposed to do!

Get: This snow IS unreal isn't it?! I hear you about it getting nice enough to walk outside! Have you tried low carb drinks instead of beer?

Well, didn't do the lowest of carbs today. But better choices. So tomorrow I'll work on being totally OP. Didn't have too bad of a headache, so that's a good thing. And TOM is leaving so that's even better! I've also almost got all my water in. So I think I did pretty good :)

04-10-2007, 01:52 AM
Brenda, I talked to DH tonite and he agrees that we will wait til June to buy a boat. He is aware of all the extra expenses through the month of May. He went to Bass Pro Shop yesterday and came home telling me of all the nice boats. So, I was afraid that he wouldn't want to wait.

We have a bit of a dilemma. His 14 yr. old DD wants to move here from Las Vegas to live with us. We'd love to have her. But, since he has paid her mom child support for the past 10 yrs., Is it wrong for him to now expect her mom (his XW) to pay him child support if the DD is living with us? He doesn't really think the XW should pay support, but I do. (She's an RN). Plus, I explained to him that raising another teenager would be a big expense. I also explained that any support received could be put in a separate account to pay for all her needs. (The same as my DD's money goes in a separate account). I think that would be fair. Anything not used could be saved for college. Since my DD and his DD will both be 16 next summer, we'll also have to consider that both of them will start driving and need vehicles. Not something I even want to Consider yet.

Oh, I forgot about this. My son went to the Electric Cowboy (nightclub) Saturday night. TOBY KEITH was there partying with friends. I wish my son had called me, I'd love to see him out having a good time. (TK, that is).

04-10-2007, 07:01 AM
Good morning everyone!
I love that this thread is so active...lots of support here:hug:

Had a good on plan day, i really didnt eat enough, but i lose my appetite when i take decongestants. After i got ready for work yesterday i looked in the mirror and under my right eye was red and swollen. looked like i had been in a fight. so i took the decongestant hoping it would help my allergys. It seems better this morning, i may have to see a doc if it isnt.

lillybelle - I think its very realistic to expect child support, an extra teenager is extra expenses. Glad hubby saw the light about the boat.

Ladya - making better choices is a good rule of thumb, it will get us a lot farther than beating our selves up for not being perfect..WTG!

Getupandgo - sounds like you had a good work out doing a double have a great attitude..good luck on the weigh in!

BB - arent grandchildren the greatest? my grandson is my first and he is 7 months old...sooooo sweet! We watched the Masters too, i dont know how they played in that weather!

Punce - sounds like your mom is being very supportive, hope your visit is a good one!

Hope all my girlies have a great day!!
:hug: :hug: Jae

04-10-2007, 09:06 AM
Lily: Glad DH is being reasonable about the boat. Yup, definitely ask for child support if the DD is going to be living with you. NOW is the most expensive time (teen years) of her life and the ex should have an equal part of her expense! The separate accounts sound like an awesome idea!

Jae: Hope you're feeling better soon! And when we don't feel better, it's always best to get ourselves well and THEN worry about what we're eating (or not eating). So just worry about getting healthy first :hug:

Well, almost have 16 OZ of water drank already and I've only been up an hour. lol. To me that's a good thing :lol: Now to just work on lowering the carbs--and getting exercise in. :)

04-10-2007, 01:00 PM
Jae and Brenda, thanks for the support. I think expecting the XW to pay support is reasonable. I know that his DD will be a big expense. As her and my DD are only 1 month apart in age. My DD costs a lot, that's for sure. I just spent a fortune on a prom dress for her and I know she'll only wear it one time. His DD and my DD get along very well and have been "sisters" since they were 4 yrs. old. They are looking forward to going to the same high school next fall. I feel sorry for his DD as she absolutely Hates living in Las Vegas with her mom and her mom's BF. She said she feels like "she is living in a stranger's house". The mom's BF makes fun of her wt. and tells her she'll "never have a boyfriend because she is too fat". He is just plain cruel. Gripes at her all the time about what she eats. Plus those parents spend all their time at the casino's and she is left home alone alot and doesn't have any English speaking friends out there. She is definitely a small-town country gal not a city gal. She will be much happier here with us.

I have been cutting back on my carbs and eliminating the bread. It seems to be helping some. I've also been getting back on the treadmill and getting in my exercise. I'm happy with this. Boy, it seems when I skip exercise for a while, it's really hard to get it back on track.

beach bum
04-10-2007, 05:36 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Sorry for being MIA today. Didn't sleep well last night,the Actonel's side effects already started.My muscles feel like that being ripped off my bones.No matter what position I tried I couldn't lie down. Very tired,going to bed right after supper.

Than our stupid VISTA computer crashed on us this morning. We spoke to a man at Staples and he thinks its micro-soft. It wouldn't let us into any our our favorites or even our home page. Well we fixed them,Leo dismantled Micro soft and went into Firefox[old reliable browser] and now the computer works again.

So tired not going to cook tonight.Hope I will find my ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ's.

Hugs :) BB

04-10-2007, 05:54 PM
Wow BB, sounds like you arent having much luck with your new pc. Dh had wanted to install the new Vista, and I wouldnt let him. Ive just heard too many stories about it. Since we rely on our pc for our livelyhood....I didnt want him messing with what we know works. Im not sure where you would go, but there are suppose to be patches you can download to fix any of the problems vista is causing.

Well Brenda, I didnt do so good.........havent been. I get going great guns, then fall flat on my face. Im still cleaning off the mud :( Im getting back to it....just rather slowly.

04-10-2007, 08:59 PM
Brenda--do you ever think we'll see the sun again?? lol. I have tried lo-carb spritzers and hard liquor...but I just can't seem to replace my beer! I'm going to really work on this for this next work week. I only lost one pound for my second week of induction, and I think I can do much better than that. You are doing so good with your water intake!! :) I need to buckle down again with that too.

Lily-I can't believe your son ran into TK! I'm so jealous! Was he able to get a pic or an autograph? Good job about the exercize too! I feel the same way...the hardest part is just starting that one time!

Jae-thanks for the compliment :) Sorry to hear you weren't feeling the best. You know, I heard that this year is going to be a massive allergy season. I get them too, and I'm not looking forward to it :(

BB-good luck on getting a good nights rest, it sounds like you really need one! Aren't computer problems frusterating? I'm so addicted that if something goes wrong with mine, I'm literally swearing, lol.

Robin-its hard to relaps and then even harder to start up again..I feel your pain!! Have you thought about what is triggering your set-backs???

Well, today I weighed myself.....Only down one pound for the second week of induction. I think I'm going to go ahead and stay on this for 2 more weeks. I also think I'm going to try and wean out the fatty meats I've been eating, as well as the pork rinds..yum. I always do so well at home, but its when I leave for my week of shifts at work, I mess up. I think I'm going to bring some of my food with me this time. We shall see.


04-11-2007, 07:11 AM
Morning girlies!
Its always so good to "see" yall.
My grandson is going in for tests this morning. He is having what the doc calls myclonic (sp?) seizures. It goes like this:
I will be holding him and all the sudden his eyes will roll back and his head will fall forward, like a neck spasm or something, i have gotten hit in the nose, cheek and mouth when this happens, so has his mom. I worry that it may slow his development or endanger his safety when he beings to walk...but then again he may grow out of it. He always recovers immediatley, never any loss of consiceness or anything. There may be medecne to help too. We will see what the tests show, and keep a positive outlook.
Sorry that was so long, just worried about it....

ladya- My eye was much better yesterday and more this morning. Good job on the water...

lillybelle - Good job on the exercise! It IS hard to get back on that horse. I cant wait to lose a little weight so i can go back to Curves. I was there for awhile and during the holidays slacked off, then my knee was giving me **** for a couple months so no curves for awhile.

BB - Sorry about your 'puter, thats so annoying! Is there anyhting you can do to counteract the side effects of the Actonel? Hope you get some rest today.

RobinW - Ive done the same thing many times...You are here and fighting, thats what is most important! just dont give up!

Getupandgo - Living here in Ga the pollen is bad every year, but usually it doesnt effect me much. But it is raining now so maybe that will help me get all the way back to normal. WTG on the pound lost, and taking your own food sounds like a good idea.

Everyone have a great day!!!

beach bum
04-11-2007, 02:34 PM
Good Afternoon Ladies:)

I feel 100% better,now that I had a good night :yawn: sleep. What a difference since yesterday.

Computer:comp:is also a lot better now that we switched off internet explorer to Mozilla-fire fox as our browser.

Robin-Keep:yes: your PX especially when you use to for your livelyhood, is better than the Vista,right now.Don't know what the future will bring, it could be great once the bugs are out of them. We downloaded a few patches that didn't help. DH was getting so frustrated that he decided to switch browsers, like I mentioned above & walla we were in.Hope that will help.

Getup--I guess I will have to get used to that medicine. I don't know what we did without the PC's. I told my DH the Computer:comp: is my lifeline,and I just have to get to my message boards or I'd die. He just laughed :rofl: and say I was crazy:crazy: Big Congrats:cheer: on your 1 lb loss. Thats what I doing not:no: having the fatty meat anymore.along not having any breads or cold cereal,even if I'm not in Induction I watching the carbs carefully as they make me gain. I make the Revolution Rolls[.7] & the 2 Carb rolls when I want a sandwich.

Jae-The pain is gone I think my body has to get use to the medicine,if I get it back again will definitely call my doctor.Myclonic, Never here of that. Oh my!! :chin:your poor Grandson,I will pray for him that theres a cure. By all means.VENT thats what this weight loss board is all about . Members must have a place to VENT. We all do it Here.

Have to get going

Hugs :) BB

04-12-2007, 02:05 AM
BB, my computer was down this morning. It kept saying to insert recovery disk. I tried every disk that was lying here and none of it worked. Then when my DD got home, she said "well, Mom, all I did was Turn it on and it worked" KIDS, GRRRRRRRRRR.

I stuck to plan all day til Dinner tonite. Then we ate out and my dinner was totally on plan but shared a dessert with DH. (chocolate cake, he know's I can't refuse that). I came home and did 2.5 miles on the treadmill and 30 min's of floor exercises for legs and AB's. Plus cleaned my kid's bedrooms and did 8 loads of their laundry and put it all away.

Jae, very sorry about your grandson and hope his testing comes out OK.

I am trying to lose 2 lbs. by 4-27 when I have my next Dr. appt. My wt. has stayed so steady for past 9 months that it is almost impossible for me to drop a couple lbs. But, I'm trying. I'm having another liver Ultrasound and hope it is unchanged since previous one. I Hate, Hate , Hate going to my Hepatologist as he Hounds me about my weight. It angers me. Last visit he said that decreasing my prednisone "might help your wt. problem". I wanted to say "WHAT PROBLEM, I've lost over 90 dang lbs. so leave me alone". I always get depressed before each appt. as I think he expects too much of me. I don't think I really need to lose more weight. My BMI is healthy and I'm now in the "normal" range. Sorry for the VENT. I'm just already getting stressed.

04-12-2007, 06:52 AM
Morning ladies!
All i got to say is thank goodness for coffee!:coffee2:

I didnt get much sleep last nite. Think my stressful day caused it, work was soooo crazy!
Tried to relax by fixing myself a nice dinner.Fixed some tequila/lime chicken wings with cole slaw on the side. Those wings were very good and a nice change from hot wings. I found them in the frozen foods section in the groc store, they are tyson's.
Got rain and a few thunderstorms last nite, very foggy this morning...

BB - Glad you and your computer are both feeling better:D

lillybelle - Some docs make me so mad! Dont let your doc's criticism get to you. You have done a wonderful job and are an inspiration..

Have a good day ladies!

04-12-2007, 12:22 PM
Ladies I'm stressed out. I had mentioned that I'm trying to lose 2 lbs. and it just won't come off. Even worse , I'm up 1 lb. this morning. I feel like for the past week that I've eaten barely anything and exercised my butt off. I don't think I can do any more than I'm doing. I am at the point where it seems totally impossible to lose a lb.

I wouldn't be so stressed if it weren't for the fact that my Dr.'s scales always weigh me 4 lbs. higher than mine. (This is late afternoon, having had lunch and all my clothes and shoes on). His stupid scale is in the friggin front lobby , so not possible to undress.

I'm really in a bad way because I'm thinking that A) I should just not eat anything at all or B) I should just eat everything in site and say to He@@ with it.

BTW, my ticker weight isn't correct. I weighed 144 this morning. Which will put me at 148 on Dr. scales. I was 147 on his scale at last appt. I know that he will gripe me out for that 1 lb. difference.

I guess I'll try to give it a shot at drinking tons of water for the next 2 weeks. Last time I did this though ,I gained 2 lbs. Currently my left foot and ankle looks swollen to me.

I'm gonna get outside and plant my marigolds today. Finally a day of sunny weather.

beach bum
04-12-2007, 12:42 PM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Just wanted to let you know no pain from the side effects last night. My back and hip don't hurt. Surprising as the weather is going to be BAD. Leo wants to get out and home again before the HEAVY RAINS start. I usually have pain the in the two areas when the barometer goes down,and with this storm approaching,no signs of pain so far.

b-2 egg veggie omelet,with 1c soy milk
l-L/C Pizza[recipe] w) salad on the side
d-L/C Pizza chicken[recipe] with 1 c zucchini

Lily-I don't know anything about :comp:computers, I going to message boards or my favorites and thats it,my DH take care of all the problems that arrive. My Kids are the computer smartie's in the family. Happy to see you posting again. You'll lose the two pounds by then,I know its easier said than done. Here are some :dust:

Jae-Thanks:thanks: for your kind words,hope the problems were solved on both. They are fixing our supermarket up to date, they have aisles filled with all new products we are even going to have a specials food aisle But guess :nono:NO LOW CARB PRODUCTS. We're the forgotten people,on Atkins. or L/C it make me Mad:mad: Have to look for thse chicken wings, they sound so yummy.

Have to have lunch

Hugs :) BB

04-12-2007, 01:12 PM
BB, my DD is the smartie too on our computer. She designs web pages for her and her friends. Heck, I don't even know how to change my ticker. LOL, she does it for me.

Thanks for the willpower dust. I think I need to put my scale away for the next 2 weeks. Just keep exercising and eating right and forget about it. Stressing myself out certainly doesn't seem to be helping any!

BB, I'm glad to hear that your pain is better and that you are adjusting to your new med.

04-12-2007, 02:05 PM
Oh Lily :hug: That dr is taking up way too much space in your head!! ......and he isnt paying rent. So close the door on him, and if he makes a comment about the extra lb, call him on it!!! You have worked long and hard to get where you are, and some numbnuts of dr is going to tear you down over it????? I dont think so!! The man obviously has the bedside manner of a rotten stump! So stop worrying about a couple lbs, just because you are worried about what he is going to say. You know what you have accomplished even if he insists on ignoring it.

You are awesome, beautiful, and so much more healthy than you were 2 yrs ago!! Celebrate this, and shut the door on that rotten stump :hug:

04-12-2007, 02:32 PM
Robin, thanks so much. That about made me cry. I hate that I get so stressed over my wt. with each and every single Dr. appointment. What makes me even more upset is for him to sit and chastise me with all that I have accomplished while his OWN belly is hanging over the front of his pants. He is definitely not even remotely thin. I go to him because he is who my insurance assigned me to (the closest in distance to us). Not because I choose to. Sometimes I want so badly to tell him to SHUT UP and worry about my LIVER and not about my WEIGHT. That is what he is being paid to focus on, after all he's a hepatologist.

I went outside to plant my marigolds (that are almost dead since I bought them a week ago before the freeze). It is cooler out than I thought. 50's. I sat them in the sunlight and watered them and will wait and try to plant them tomorrow. My tomato plants are completely dead, so will have to replant some. I did see my peas , potatoes and onions are looking good.

04-12-2007, 10:28 PM

I couldn't agree with Robin more. She gives great advice on how to deal with your doctor. Unfortunately, I think some doctors get so focused on one thing that they lose sight that there is a whole person attached to whatever organ they are treating, and many certainly never understand the "whole picture" when it comes to life and what you have accomplished. Your doctor needs to get his head out of the charts and numbers and start looking beyond the moment you are in front of him in his office. Just had to get that out! :)

Take care,

04-13-2007, 01:26 AM
Thanks Julie, I have decided to not weigh myself again til after my appt. After this AM , I was depressed and ended up eating more than I should have tonite.

I have my grandkids tonite and am pretty stressed just worrying about their home situation. I do love these kids and want the best for them.

04-13-2007, 07:33 AM
TGIF!!!! Morning girlies....

I am soooo ready for the weekend...and monday i have to report for jury selection, an all day affair and we cant even take our cell phones in with us:mad: just sit and wait and i never get chosen because my brother is a corrections officer..oh well, the price of a free society...:) and an extra day off, and no one from work can reach me:devil: ha ha!

i hope to take the ride sat and see my DD1, she is getting married in july and just got her dress,i cant wait to see it.
Sunday DD2 will prolly bring my grandson over, it is always great to see his little face. I also have a son in the army, stationed in alaska. he just got back from Iraq in december. he is my baby, only 20, and i really miss him:( he will be home for his sister's wedding in july, so that will be nice.

lilybelle - ignore that doc! :boxing: this smilie is for him!
I have to wait awhile longer to replant my garden, its gonna be freezing here next week.

BB- sooo glad the pain is gone. I do like my low carb products, they help me get thru the hard spots, maybe you can find your favorite ones online?

Robin - love what you said to lbelle "That dr is taking up way too much space in your head!! ......and he isnt paying rent" what a great turn of a phrase!..and sooo true

Julie - what you said is sooo true, some docs forget that we are their customer and are deserving of much better treatment than we get a lot of times.

Have a great day everyone!!
Jae:hug: :hug: :hug:

beach bum
04-13-2007, 10:31 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

The sun is out and everything looks bright again.No flooding, I guess the ground isn't frozen enough for that to happen.

I have to go to the Senior Center for our singers rehearsal this afternoon. We only have today and next Friday to bring our program together for our monthly birthday party.

Going on the scale tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to it. Somehow they're has to be a snack that doesn't let you gain the next day.I tried Protein Shakes made with Protein Whey[2 net carbs] and soy milk[1 net carb] and still no good results. Afraid of making fruit smoothies,as the sugar in fruit is too high,even natural ones,I can't have it. They say that smoothies & shakes is suppose to keep you full. Not working for me. Does any one have any ideas????

Jae- Oh I hate jury duty. I was called 3 times and they never choice me from the group.I had to sit around all day and they was released.I told my DH thats going to be the way, ordering low carb products on-line. He doesn't like the idea of having to give out my credit card # and hes afraid of hackers.

Have to go, will post later,if I don't have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs :) BB

04-13-2007, 10:36 AM
Sorry I've been MIA. Taking care of oldest DD from her wisdom teeth surgery. I'm doing ok eating wise. Not enough water. I "feel" thinner so I'm happy about that. I'm on the right path anyway!! I'll get to check in more hopefully next week. Hope you all have a great weekend!!

beach bum
04-14-2007, 10:27 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

The sun is out again,but not much longer as we're heading for a storm of storms starting Sundays and into Tues Morning.Gale Force Winds that will hit at 50 MPH & over, along with HEAVY rains. Funny this is supposed to be Spring Not Winter. What going on,is the earth upside down.

Well I did get myself on the scale this morning and I down 1 lbs for April. I didn't have to change my ticker as its Now reading correctly. I just can't get down to the 150's. Its like my body doesn't want to budge,but with a minute i did follow the same suit in March at the Lenten Challenge and I lost the 3 gained pounds,so maybe theres a chance.........


b-l/c Apple Sausage Pancake[recipe]1 c soy milk

l-Rueben sand plate[recipe]& veggie soup

d-Bacon Mushroom Cheese Burger[recipe]

Have to go, get ready for the bad storm

Have to buckle down the hatches.

Hugs :) BB