Support Groups - Home of the Loozing Floozies....#19

04-20-2007, 10:51 AM
Hello :wave:

Here at McSkinneys, Our mission is to motivate,support and lose those pounds & inches.We must keep those Loozing Floozies loosing!!

Feel free to join our group of wonderful ladies.Come on in.....Give us YOUR motivation,support and ideas.We would love to have you!!!

04-20-2007, 11:18 AM
Hello All :wave:

I'm off work today and thought I would play "catch-up". I have 2 personal days left and if I don't use them, I lose them. But I am working a private party tonight at the stadium (where I work during ball games). Check-in time is 4:30.

Last night we went to the rehab to see MIL. It was her birthday. Honestly, she looked better then she did Tuesday night. She stayed awake more and smiled so much because the whole family was there at once. Bless her heart. FIL isn't doing well.He goes to the doctor today. I have a feeling they will keep him.

Congrats on finishing your paper! I know you're so happy! What was the subject? When do you graduate?

Still like your new job? Did the dress come in? The manicure sounds so nice for the girls! Wow...what a treat!!

How are you? Is your school as "WILD" as mine?? The kids & staff are counting down days!!! They get out on May24th. My last day is the 25th. Can't wait!! Any luck with Mike finding a job yet?

I would love to take belly dancing classes! I've thought of it often. Our librarian is retiring. What to come to Nashville and take the job??

Is Larry home yet? I have been meaning to ask you, How is your back? Did you see where I posted that you have such an exciting life? Mine is sooooo boring!! Work & visit the sick.

Travis is home!! :carrot: I know you're so happy!!!!! I loved the pictures! Travis does look happy! (cute too!)

Your picture is so good of you! CONGRATS on loosing another lb. :cp: YOU GO GIRL!!!!! Still got snow? It will be in the 70's here today. :flow2:

Prayers to your friend and her family. So, so sad. How are you?

Where are you girlie???

Hello to anyone I missed :wave: Sorry if I did.

I'm down 3 lbs. this week! For a total of 23.8!! I think this time I "got it" on how to eat right.

I had "another" doctors appt. this past Monday morning before work. My bladder is no better (2 months now). There is more contaminated bacteria and more blood in my urine. After 3 antibotics, she's finally sending me to Urologist.I go on the 30th @ 3:30.

Hugs to all.........

04-20-2007, 12:24 PM
Janice ~ You are really on a roll! I can't eat much salad...lettuce really upsets my stomach, so will have to substitute with plain fruits and veggies. Really if I can just lay off the cookies and bread I would be ok. When I first started on this diet adventure I loosely followed Dr. Phil's diet which is sort of low carb and low calorie. I think I'll get that book back out and follow that menu for a week or so and see if I can't get the scales moving in the right direction again. I tried on a pair of capris this morning that I wore last summer and I couldn't get them buttoned...if that isn't incentive to get moving then I don't know what is! I can't believe I let all this weight come back on!

Sherry ~ Good luck with the appointment with the urologist...I hope he can figure out what the problem is.

04-20-2007, 04:25 PM
You girls have me thinking to try low carb again to jump start my diet. Janice, do you eat alot of veggies? That is why I couldn't do low carb before, I love my fruits/veggies and didn't want to give them up during induction.

I think Sher & Dee asked about the dress? I arrived...I loved the fit! Now, for the rest of the story... It had the separate under layer then the top lacy layer, wearing both layers, on could see straight through it! Even with a full slip, I probably would of shown more then I desired. The workmanship was horrible, loose threads, beads etc. The neckline, hem and sleeve area wasn't even turned under and hemmed, it was raw edges! I returned it because of the poor quality, I couldn't believe they would sell such a thing. I found a cute top & skirt at Penney's, not as dressy and it is black with ivory inset, I hope it looks ok for a wedding.

I just returned from picking up the cake and corsage for the shower in the afternoon tomorrow. We will be having the bachelorette party the 5th of May. I hope they get married soon, I'm going broke! LOL!

We are invited to a potluck dinner tonight at the facility where I have the beauty shop. It is for residents, staff and families. It will be nice to go and introduce Steve to some of the people I talk about at home at the end of the day.

Sorry if I'm not posting more, I came down with the KRUD (allergies) a few days ago and I feel crappy. Hopefully, I only have a few more days of the junk.

Suzy, so happy to hear Travis made it back safe & sound!!!


04-21-2007, 05:36 PM
Sherry-If you were off yesterday, you weren't involved in all the scuttlebutt in the schools. We had a high school dismiss very early because of shooting rumors, a middle school have a bomb threat, and numerous other happenings yesterday.

Serving at the rehersal dinner was fun. The wedding is tonight. I will be glad when it's over, since I don't do well mingling.

Gayle-I'm glad you were able to find a dress to replace the one you ordered. You were very lucky!

Have any of you heard about PB2? I bought one jar from someone on the WW boards. I haven't mixed it up, but I did taste a bit. If none of you have heard about it sells it.

It's fine with us with my parents here. My mom was crying this morning because she thinks they are invading us, but they aren't. I guess it was dark and she went to the kitchen and the dog started barking, so she thought she woke Mike up, when actually he barely sleeps during the night anyone because of his neck pain. He told her she didn't and she feels much better about it. They haven't even starting working on the place yet. We don't know when the mold people are going to start.

04-22-2007, 10:22 AM
Gayle ~ That's exactly why I don't shop online or out of catalogs! You just can't tell from a photo how something is made. I'm glad that you were able to find something else to wear without too many problems!

Shelley ~ I sure hope things start looking up for your all have had an awful run of bad luck lately. :hug:

Sherry ~ The same goes for you...I hope things start to improve for you and your family too! :hug:

I'm happy to report that I'm down a whole pound this week! :carrot:

04-22-2007, 11:16 AM
Good Morning,
I worked Friday night at a private party. I also worked last night. Didn't get home until 1:15am! So tired and sore!! It was a party for Oasis and Wynonna,Patty DeBell & Jennifer Hudson sang. Wynonna sure puts on a great concert.

My FIL was admitted to the hospital late yesterday afternoon. Please keep him in your prayers. I'm going to do some laundry,get dressed and visit FIL & MIL today.

Have a great day!! It will be in the 70"s today! :cool:

04-22-2007, 12:26 PM
hello all,
thanks for the warm welcome back!
i have missed you all.
shelly and gayle i did get your emails.
does anyone have a scanner?
if so i could send cat's pic's to you if you could get on here,i dont have one,
i dont know why my pic didnt show up on my avitar.
sez its there but didnt appear on my last post.
maybe i had to wait as i had to rejoin.
i to am so distrought over the massacre,
i just dont understand this.
who gives this person the right to take innocent lives?
then the next day to find the double homicide at nasa.
geez makes me glad i still homeschool.
even cat said mommy thank you for protecting me by homeschooling.
she was so upset by the tragedy.

everyone seems to be doing great on there plans.
i need t be more consistant with my eating.
i skip meals and i know i shouldnt but....

alison i am so sorry to hear of your dd friend.
that's so sad.
prayers to the family.

i have missed you to love,
sounds like you have been busy,busy,busy!
how is wayne?
my mom has been in a rehab since nov.
as you know she was having trouble walking and she kept falling,so they'd put her into a hospital she'd come home then fall and repeat the process.
it was so upsetting and frusterating at the same time!
she was admitted in nov. to a nursing home rehab.noone knew what was wrong with her,finaly she asked for a mri which her family dr. denied saying it was her fault for being fat and lazy and having a lotolerance for pain and she needed to destine herself to a wheelchair.
well the dr. at the home requested the mri and she had it ,it showed her knee was displaced and the kneecap was to the side of her leg,so feb 19th she had knee rep[lacement surgery and was released yesterday!
she is still on a walker but progressing fine.
her being in there for sooooo long took its toll on my dad man hes lost so much weight,
ive been there for him but still.
yes me and brian are together i wont go there!
yes me and the friend are together to,but he had realy bad news he has to have a doble lung transplant as when he was working with the lumber on the saws he inhaled sawdust over the yrs and no his lungs are deteriotating sp?
he is on oxygen but is still there for me.
thanks for remembering.
its nice out here to.
thinking of laying out later,ive been going to the beds but well you know how it is.

congrats on finishing your paper.
great to be back.
missed you!

ok i missed something,whose getting married?
wow sorry to hear bout the dress thats nutz!
sorry you are battling the crud,thats going round in here as well.
thank you for bugging me to come back!
glad you didnt give up on me!

omg you had problems in the school to?
why do they have to be copycats?
so sad!
so catch me up here im reading trying to peice stuff together,why is your folks living with you?
who's house is molded?
thanks for keeping in touch with me love,meant alot!
cat is realy growing up,shes as tall as me now but on the thin side long legs big boobs lol barbie doll figure weighs bout 95 pounds.
she wears makeup now if anyone here watches days of our lives she looks like chelsey bo n billies daughter but with long hair and does not act like her tho lol!
shes into belly shirts and go-go boots!

i read from sherry post your doing bellydancing
i love it!
i took classes at the y but when they closed i bout rania and sandahls videos love em
do practice everyday.
i also do core rythems its exercise dancing but has some great bellydance moves ive lost 3 inches from waist doing them!
on the firm ya-yas i was looking at vids n dvd's on the swapmeet and seen there are 4 more of the core rtythems i know im not spelling it rite lol
i didnt even know bout they were 29.99 a piece but the gal let me have em for 50.00 a bargain for sure!
so i got the m/o out yesterday cant wait for em!
i was in k-mart fri and seen the dancing with the sars dvd ok had to have that one it looks like a fun workout i previewed it but havent done yet.
so im building my dance dvds up
my mom back in the day was heavy and when my dad went to work she stack up records and dance for hours she lost 100 pounds back then!
i love it makes me feel sexy and gives me more flexabilty in my back.
tween these w/o and yoga booty ballet i feel so much more flexable!
hey im doing yoga lol

yep its me for sure!
you look great!
hows your back doing hon?
you do lead an exciting life for sure!

yippie travis is home!
bet you are estastic!
yay you!

love you pic!
missed you big time!
congrats on the loss g/f!

wow im sorry your dealing with a infection,my has that merces sp her urine and blood was contaminated with it.
had to give her iv antibiotics
she was a mess for a time!
my prayers go with you for a speedy recovery.

great to be back

im going to post my w/os now
kisses everyone!

04-22-2007, 12:42 PM
hey all heres my pic!

04-22-2007, 06:51 PM
Doni-You look great! So sad about your friend. I have been wondering what went on with that. Is Brian treating you any better, and is he still drinking? My parents have the mold problem in their condo of 2 years old. Since they have been in the house, we have never had so many phone calls! They have so many people from the synogogue calling them. Hey, I think my Patty looks like Chelsea too. I can't wait to see a picture of Cat.

04-23-2007, 08:51 AM
Sherry - Your in-laws are so lucky to have you. I see so many old folks that have nobody that cares about them.
Suzy - Woo Hoo you are back on program a pound is a lot think of a pound of butter.
Doni - So glad you are back, thanks for catching us up.
Shelley - bet you love having your folks with you for a while, I know how close you are to them.
We had a fabulous weekend. The weather was so warm. Had a BBQ for Doug's BD. I had steak and caesar salad. Didn't have cake, potato salad or buns. He had a great time.
He has been a bear to live with since Sheba bit him a week and a half ago. Finally got him to go to the doc las Thursday. He put him on antibiotics - doing better now. Even talking to the dog again.
The guys where he works put up a banner in the lunchroom that said "Happy Birthday DOG" he said - you spelled my name wrong (Doug) then he got the joke.

04-23-2007, 08:52 AM
thanks love!
yes it sure is sad and at 33 its even sadder.
i pray he gets his lung transplants soon.
we are still together but limited.
sok tho.

no realy he is not treating me any better,he never drank and doesnt drink thank god!
he was into pornography bad still is.
rather do that then be with me.
whatever im so over it.
were are together cos of cat!

oh wow i didnt know bout there condo,man thats bad news for sure!

if your patty looks like chelsey to we got great looking girls!
as soon as someone can scan the pic ill be happy to share her pics.
we laid out yesterday and her face got sunburned and she just looks cuter than all get out!

04-24-2007, 06:42 AM
Doni-For some reason, I thought he was a drinker. I must have you confused with someone else. I just remember he was very mean to you. BTW, you are doing great with your exercise!!

Sherry-Prayers to MIL and FIL. I hope you are feeling better also.

04-25-2007, 07:20 AM
Hi to everyone! Sorry I can post more often, things are just nuts around here, end of the semester and so forth.

I am going to teach 2 and maybe 3 labs this summer, at school, so things won't be calming down anytime soon! (But my wallet is thrilled I will be doing it!!) Also, trying to get the applications done for the library science degree program.
Tomorrow my Mom is having back surgery, so will be heading there. Leaving here at 4AM to get there by 6 to see her before she goes in. Then staying for some time, no idea how long until I see how she is doing.
Then in May, Rob's Mom is having a hip replacement, so will be busy with that as well!
Best news, I lost a pound this week at WW! Thrilled about that!
Yes, life is hectic

04-25-2007, 12:26 PM
I got my paper back yesterday. I made a B+ on it, which does not make me happy, but I'll take it. I'm just so glad class is OVER. I turned in my final. Next week is actually the last day of class, but he let us turn in our finals on dead day so we (and HE) could start our summers early. I can't imagine not having finals until June!!

Found out last night that my 15-year-old niece used drugs at a party. She doesn't even know what they were. Could be meth, could be crack. Waiting on the test results from the hospital to find out. I'm guessing it's meth, because it's the more prevelant where we live. What kind of sick, twisted, pervert gives drugs to a group of 15-year-old girls. I'd like to kick his or her sorry ***.

Anyway, I hope the rest of you are doing better than me today.

Love you all,

04-26-2007, 12:49 PM
Sherry my prayers are with your FIL and family.

I haven't been around much because my back has been really bad, Jand have been busy helping Jay and Ash withtheir wedding social that is this saturday. (for those of you that don't know what one is it is a dance that tickets are sold to help the couple getting married out. There is also a silent aution where they will make money and also on the booze.) I bought "The Black Dress" and will get my haircut tonight. We have sold out of tickets. The hall holds 300. It should be fun.

I am thinking of you all.

04-27-2007, 01:27 PM
Wow, things have been slow around here lately! I hope that means you're all having wonderfully exciting (good exciting) lives!!

Dee, sorry your back is bothering you. Jay's social sounds like fun. I'm sure you'll be the hottest momma there in your black dress--all of HIS friends will be wanting to dance with you!!

I had to go to the dr this morning because I've had a VERY sore throat since Wednesday. I was hoping it would just be because of sinus drainage, but he said it's a cold topped with a viral infection. Lovely.

I got cough syrup w/codene out of the deal, so I guess that's good :)

Miss everyone!


04-28-2007, 01:28 PM
Cheryl-B+ is good! Sorry about your neice.

I had an MRI done this am on my foot. Thursday the doc will let me know the results. I have been busy working late, so unable to post. Sorry!

Dee-I hope you all enjoy the social today.

04-28-2007, 04:22 PM
Things have been hectic here too. My dad has had a few really bad days this week. It's easy to see that he is going down hill quickly and can no longer be left alone. My sister is going to cut her hours back at the nursing home where she works and stay with my dad during the week while my mom is at work. (My sister will just work weekends and holidays.) I am going to spend weekends helping my mom take care of my dad and doing things around their house that need to be done. That way I can still watch the girls and be available to help with the new baby and continue helping Tim's aunt during the week. We are all going to be spread pretty thin, but it seems like the right thing to do if it will keep my dad from having to go into a nursing home. There isn't anything more that the doctors can do for him other than keeping him as comfortable as possible and I know he will be happiest if we can do that at home.

I don't have time to post to everyone, but I hope to find time to catch up with you all soon...I just wanted to check in and let you all know what was going on here.

04-29-2007, 12:07 AM
My heart feels for you Suzy. I know how it is to deal with ailing parents and wanting to keep them at home as long as possible. Sometimes I think everyone here on the board thinks I'm being lazy about not posting. Not so, we are taking care of three households and an ailing mom. Lost FIL last year... know I am sending prayers your way as well as to Sher's family. Sherry, I hope FIL & MIL are doing better, let us know.

Shelley, I hope you find some results out about your foot, you have suffered way too long. Are you still biking? BTW: What do you think of your bike? Did you measure for it? Curious...Steve wants a bike and I would like to surprise him sometime. He has mentioned a Trek? Any info will be helpful.

Cheryl, GREAT JOB ON THE PAPER! B+ is SUPER! You beat yourself up way too much. I hope one of these days in the near future you realize how special you are. Sorry to hear about your neice.

Dee, I hope the social was a huge success! I don't think we do anything like that around here before the wedding. After the wedding, at the dance, we will usually have an opportunity for people to pin money onto the bride and dance a bit with her. Also, we will auction off the brides shoes. I remember mine went for a pretty large sum. Most people will give the shoes back, but the girl who won mine liked them and they fit, so she kept them.

Janice, great job losing weight! I am loving the nursing home, although it is very hard to lose a resident.

Steve and I went furniture shopping today. After pricing, we purchased the cocktail table and two occasional tables. Wanted the sofa a love seat but wayyyyy to much moola! Guess I'll live with my old ones for another year or two.

04-29-2007, 08:25 AM
Gayle-You lazy??? NEVER!! I do love my bike. It is actually made by Trek. They make a great bike. He would have to be measured on the bike to make sure the fit is correct for him. That would be quite a nice gift.

Suzy-My heart goes out to you and your family. We seem to all be going through different aspects of our aging parents.

04-29-2007, 10:20 AM
It does seem that we are all in the same boat with taking care of kids, grandkids, aging parents and other assorted family members doesn't it? No wonder we are all battling the scales...sometimes when I get home all I want to do is grab a spoon and a half gallon of moose tracks!

Gayle ~ I know you know all about it...your my grass cutting buddy! :lol: We're starting lawns today...I'm going to my mom and dad's and Tim is going to cut his Aunt's lawn as long as it's Sunday and he doesn't have to work. I'll work on our yard this week.

04-30-2007, 12:01 AM
Hello everybody, I'm new. Just introduced myself in the visitor's thread.

Cheryl, I'm horrified to hear about your neice's experience with drugs.
I'm scared for when my little girls grow up. People look different on
the outside, but on the inside is where some people are REALLY different.

I went to bed at 8:30pm last night because I was so exhausted because
of taking a new exercise class the day BEFORE yesterday. I didn't
expect to be exhausted more than one day! Anyway, I'm making good
progress and I'm really proud of myself, but Gee, everything seems to
come at a price. Every once in a while I have a really good day when
exercise makes me more energetic instead of less, and I just hope
those days become more common and the dead-on-my-feet days
and days with constant irritation from hunger become less common.

I never dreamed I'd be the type to embark on a 2-lb per week weight
loss and daily exercise program, because in the past I've always
opted for the 0.5 lb per week approach, but this time, I can't explain
it, but I'm just so impatient to get this phase done so I can enjoy
a thinner life. I guess as long as the impatience is around to
motivate me, I'll ride the wave as far down the scale as I can.


04-30-2007, 02:14 AM
hello everyone,
the weather heres been great!
me and cat laid out again yesterday and today we got some serious sun in!

cheryl,gee that stuff is going around.
i hope you get to feeling better god speed girlfriend!

suzy,sorry to hear about your dad!
i soooo know the feeling as mom was in a nursing home since nov.the rehab part but to her a nursing home but we didnt have a choice she couldnt walk or stand and do to her size we couldnt give her the care she so desperatly needed,my dad has been on his own this whole time with me checking in on him and calling him but he will be 74 this july and is starting to forget things!
it has been so hard these last few years.
brian started mowing today to,he has 4 yards he cuts for money on the side from our landlord hes been doing that for years and when we were in need of a home this came empty but the things we have been experiencing latly i can see why!

gayle,like i said girlfriend i know the feeling bout taking care of alot m,ore than we are used to,ever notice how fast days go by now seeing as we are so busy?
i wanna get a bike to so i can ride with cat for additional exercise!

lisa,welcome to this group!
this is the most caring group of girlfriends ever!
you will love it here.
we encourage,support,care and nuture each other.
we are nonjudgemental and you can talk about anything here!

i sure hear ya on the energy you feel after a great workout!
and i can sure tell when ive missed one!
you know bob greene oprah's trainer?
well i have several of his book and he recommends exercising first without changing your diet because the body's set point will automatical decrease your appitite and crave healthier portions ect.i can feel that to.
hmmmm it does work!
again welcome,welcome!

been enjoying the weather.
everyone be safe!

04-30-2007, 02:33 AM
Thanks for the welcome!
I tried 8 weeks of nearly daily exercise before I started the diet.
I think the exercise created some muscle where fat used to be, but the
scales weren't showing any weight loss. And honestly, I didn't think
I could continue to find the time and energy and will-power to keep
working out every day unless I got some better progress on the scales.

Best wishes to Sherry and your FIL, Suzy and your father, and to
everybody with health problems in their families.

Shelley, sorry to hear about your foot. I'm pretty scared of what an injury
could do me (regaining the weight I've lost?, unable to lose more?)
and now that I'm not an indestructible 20-something any more, I feel
like all my aches and pains are just tiny injuries that narrowly missed being
bigger injuries. What do you do about your health/fitness/weight
goals when you're hurt?


04-30-2007, 06:12 AM
Welcome, Lisa! I have been so frustrated with my foot. I was running 30-40 miles per week, then developed plantar faciitis. I slowed the running down to 12 or less per week. After 8 mos, it has disappeared, but now I have a worse problem in my toes and ball of the foot. I can barely run. I am lucky to get in 10 miles per week now. I bought a really nice bike and started biking 60-70 miles per week. Unfortuneatly, running is the only thing that keeps my lower body smaller. I have gone up almost a full size since my running has stopped. I am hating myself and hoping to be able to run again soon. In the meantime, I am still running a bit (6 miles yesteray) and biking, along with walking with my mom, since they are staying with us right now. Best of luck to you!

04-30-2007, 08:57 AM
WELCOME LISA! I know what you mean about the the two pound thing but its better to be losing two than gaining two.
I was down this week and even saw 176.5 this morning. I changed my ticker to 177. I love seeing the scale move down and it keeps me going. When I plateau I have a hard time staying on program.
I have been working a lot lately so haven't been around.
Gayle - Lazy?? IF you are than I am a slug.
Have a great OP day everyone.

04-30-2007, 10:37 AM
:welcome: Lisa!!!!

Great to have you join us!

04-30-2007, 12:00 PM
Welcome Lisa! :wave: It's always nice to have a new Floozie in the group! ;)

I spent the day yesterday at my parent's house. Mom and I worked in her flowerbeds until dinner time. We got a lot done and their yard is shaping up nicely, but this morning I realized just how out of shape I am! I was SO sore this morning! :lol: Today I'm working on our yard, so the workout continues!

04-30-2007, 06:00 PM
Welcome Lisa!

Things here continue to be nuts! I came home early today just to clean my house and get a few loads of laundry done! I haven't had time for things like that. I got our room and the bathroom cleaned, so that is a help!

04-30-2007, 06:40 PM
Good afternoon Floozies!

This weekend, we said goodbye to the in-laws. They'll be traveling all summer and will return in the fall. Hopefully the RV park will be able to rent out our spot for a while so we generate some income to offset the payments we've been making all winter! I doubt it though--the place kind of closes up for the summer (except for the year-round dwellers) because it gets so darn hot here.

I've recommitted myself to my diet. I've been thinking about it (again!) for weeks and thinking I might go on a "real" diet for a few weeks. But a friend in another thread is having similar issues with staying on track and she started a thread about sticking to it for 21 days and I've joined her for that. My goals are to not drink wine (I know, I know--don't remind me that I've been there, done that!), start exercising again (but not the daily thing I did in January--I think I just got burned out) and staying OP with my eating. I almost always do this anyway--I'll just need to keep my nose out of the pantry in the afternoon when I hear the nuts and crackers calling my name. Right now, (don't look at the ticker) I have 9.5 pounds to go to goal. Perhaps by July or August I'll be there!!!!

I've got to go to the doctor again soon (yearly stuff) and I want to make sure that I'm lower than I was last year!! He was very happy with me last year and I don't want to blow it this year. It usually takes weeks to get into see him, so I've got a little leeway to go there.

Hugs to everyone suffering with sickness or injury (theirs or their loved-ones). And congrats to all of you losers!!!

Oh, update on DD. Did I tell you all that she flunked AP English? Well, now she's flunking AP US History. You'd think that now that she is no longer working she'd be able to get her homework done. We're working (I should say she's working) on getting the work done to get her grades up so her semester grade (the one that determines her GPA) is at least a C in these two classes. If not, she'll have to repeat the classes as a senior and that means her hopes of a short day senior year will not come true! Her fault--not mine. And if she doesn't get her grades up, good luck to her getting into the college she wants to attend.

05-01-2007, 08:19 PM
Hello :wave:

CONGRATS to all the losers this week!!!! :dust: I was down 2 lbs. this week. Total of 25.4 but I did 25 lbs. on my tracker.

I really liked Dr.Ezell (Urologist). My urine test "still" showed quite a bit of blood in my urine. It's been 4 months of this! He did an exam on me (don't you just love those ladies?!....spread wide!) He said he thought it was the Urethia that was causing the problem. But after the exam, he now thinks it's my bladder itself.
I have to go next Wednesday the 9th at 9:00 @ the "Urology Surgery Center" for a CT. I have a bottle of Barium Sulfate that I have to drink 2 hours before the test. He said if I felt good I could go on to work.He said some people gets sick to their stomach. Mrs.Chamberlain (Principal) told me that when she had hers done she had to go home and to bed.It make her feel aweful. So..We'll wait and see how I feel afterwards.

He also wants to do the scope and see whats going on and do surgery if nessasary.Which means he'll have to put me to sleep. I told him that this was a terrible month to do it.It was so hard to take off with school closing this close. He finally agreed that this could be done when I'm out of school. (thank goodness!)

Wayne's parents are both wanting to come home. (MIL in rehab nursing home...FIL still in hospital). Wayne wants us to move in and take care of them. I don't want to because of things that were said to me this weekend. (hurt my feelings after all I've done). Anyways,Wayne is going to go Mon. through Thursday after work and stay all night. I know it sounds like I'm a mean person..but I'm not. I'll tell you later what all happened over the weekend. I have more less washed my hands with it all.

Got to wash dishes. I'll post again tomorrow night.


05-02-2007, 03:24 AM
Suzy, congratulations on those huge workouts you're getting in
the garden.

Alison, best wishes with your 21 day diet adventure. It's great that
you and your friend will be jumping in together.

Sherry, I wanted to give you my support as you take the brave step of
not moving in with your MIL/FIL. Even if moving in would require at
least as much courage ;) I still think risking seeming "mean" also takes
courage. Sometimes I think there is more social pressure on heavy
women than on thin women to be "nice" and not to get offended by
rude behavior. I'm not saying that's the case for your family, but it's
something I think about for myself when you mention your situation.


05-02-2007, 07:03 AM
Sherry-Yay on the WI!! You are doing fantastic. Ugh on the barium. I remember the taste of that from my years of stomach problems. Hopefully everything will turn out well for you. In-laws! It's a love-hate relationship. Of course, you know mine is all hate:) My MIL sent Mike a large check on my deceased BIL's birthday. She can be nice sometimes, but only sometimes!!

05-02-2007, 08:22 AM
Sherry - We all know you don't have a "mean" bone in your body. You are one of the most giving people that I know. Don't let the pressure get to you. It's too much to expect you to totally give up your life. CONGRATULATIONS on the Weight Loss - you go girl!!
I have hit a plateau for the past week. I think I need to kick in the exercise to get things moving again. I have not cheated on the program.

05-03-2007, 03:17 AM
Hello all,

My husband and I are having dinner with another couple at their
invitation, and I'm a bit nervous how I'll balance the diet with
the social situation.
Also I'm a bit frustrated about the general situation where I end up
consuming hidden calories and fats in foods that are beyond my control.
If I'm going to consume those fats and calories I darn well better get
the max possible enjoyment out of them! (not to mention getting
some good omega fatty acids or whatever possible nutrition.)

I think it'll be fine, but it's on my mind. I've really stuck to my
diet for several weeks now and the results have been good, and
I don't want to lose momentum.

After tonight, we have another invitation for Saturday. Why
didn't we have these social opportunities when I wasn't dieting? :)

The bright side is, this is good practice for maintenance phase.

05-03-2007, 06:47 AM
Lisa-Good for you, on practicing your maintenance with the upcoming dinners.

Janice-You know where I am (on the workout thread.) Please join me and Lisa!

My mom and dad decided to go home last night. They just felt so out of place here. Nothing has been started at their condo yet, so when they do start, I'm sure they will come back. It turns out my dad didn't want to make us feel bad by going home. I have the best parents in the world. I told them that was ridiculous and if they want to go back, we won't feel bad. I just hope the mold doesn't hurt them.

05-04-2007, 04:24 AM
Update: The fancy restaurant dinner went great. I kept my calories
low, but in a way that was polite and didn't trigger anybody to ask me
what's wrong or what's my problem. For an appetizer, I had beef
carpaccio, which is always sliced razor thin. It was decadent and served
on a huge plate but a small quantity of actual food. When people
were having their main course, I had spinach and lentil soup, which
was served in a wide flat bowl instead of a taller cup/bowl, so it didn't
look weird.
I was totally dying and in danger of going postal when every single
person at the table except me ordered dessert. Everybody ate the
desserts really slowly, offering me tastes, passing dishes around,
etc. We're talking cheesecake, creme brulee, and scoops of ice cream.
The end of the meal could not possibly have been any more
tempting. Not only did I decline, but I hid my agony so convincingly
that nobody (except my husband) noticed.
That was the test I set for myself and I totally aced it!

I can do it. I have the ability to stick to a low-calorie diet, I can decline
food, and I don't have to lose all my privacy about food choices just
because I'm in a social setting.

This may sound crazy, but before the dinner, I looked up the restaurant
and studied the menu so I could have more time to think about what I'd
be able to order. All the main courses would have been high fat and
it turns out they were also really large portions too.

As y'all might have noticed, I'm being pretty rigid about keeping to a
low-calorie diet, but so far, it's working for me. The first few weeks of
dieting were such an incredible wall of suffering and craving and hunger
and mental fog and clumsiness and even sometimes insomnia and nausea.
I don't know how I got to the other side of it, but now that I'm
"accustomed to" dieting, there is NO WAY I'm going through that
adjustment again.
I keep thinking of Scarlett O'Hara vowing never to go hungry again.
I have no idea whether the adjustment was sugar withdrawal, adjusting
to fewer calories, stomach shrinking, getting into ketosis, or what,
but I don't care.
I just want to keep up what I'm doing and not have to repeat
the process of starting.


05-04-2007, 06:47 AM
Lisa-The first few days are always the hardest! Good for you staying OP and keeping the dessert tray and tasting at bay!

05-04-2007, 08:46 AM
Way to go Lisa! It is hard when temptation is put in your way like that. I am a sugar junkie and the only way for me to really stick to a program is to stay clear of sugar. I have been on Low carb for about a month now but am going to switch to WW soon. I did low carb to get rid of the sugar cravings.

05-04-2007, 04:19 PM
I was sick so I lost this week but not a great way to lose! I expect to gain some of it back so not changing my clicker till next week. Between the end of the semester, my Mom had back surgery and my getting sick, things here have been crazy! Very happy to say, my Mom is doing great! Feels great and no more pain down her legs, able to sleep and no more hot and cold flashes. I am on the mend, I just had a flu bug, but it really got me this time!

I have been reading but not posting due to how things were. Hope things are back to normal for us and I will be able to post more!

05-06-2007, 09:22 AM
I'm just popping in quick before I head off to mom's to see if Gayle had posted or if anyone has heard from her. The storms and tornados in Kansas have been horrible...I hope and pray that she and her friends and family are alright.

Lisa, you're doing great and did everything right when it comes to eating out...figure out what you are going to eat ahead of time and stick to it. Good going girl!

I wish I could take the time to post a reply to everyone, but I need to get moving. I hope everyone is doing well...especially those who haven't posted in awhile!

05-06-2007, 10:14 AM
Suzy-I was unaware of the storms. I hope Gayle is okay.

05-06-2007, 11:11 AM
Special prayers for you. PLEASE post soon and let us know if you're ok!!!!!!

05-06-2007, 12:55 PM
I'm here girls. It is horrific what a storm can do. The town mentioned on the news is about 30 miles from us. In fact, some of the injured are coming here and we sent rescue units out there. Estimated 95% of the town is gone. Downtown area is demolished, nothing at all left. They are afraid with most of the city leveled, it will be days trying to find the people who went to their basements and are now trapped. They said the tornado was over 1 mile wide at the base. One town, the same night as this one was wiped out, would be under a warning, then lifted so people would come out of shelter, then another tornado would be sighted, before it was over with, the townspeople had to seek shelter three times with multiple tornadoes. Yesterday we were under a code red all day meaning prime conditions for tornado. Right now (Sunday) they are sending people to their basements with more tornado sightings. Thank goodness it isn't close to us. I have a new appreciation of tornadoes and we are set to go to our cellar if need be. They are coming in clusters this year and are a daily event. I will be so relieved when tornado season is over. Well I need to go, but thank you all so very much for your concern. I'll be back later to write more.

05-07-2007, 01:30 AM
Thanks for the storm update. That's really, really frightening. How
long until tornado season is over?

I also noticed that your ticker shows you're down 25 lbs and halfway to goal.
That's phenomenal. I hope you feel amazing, and I hope you can channel
all the positive effects towards continuing full steam ahead.


05-07-2007, 06:22 AM
Gayle-Prayers to all in Kansas. Thank goodness you and your family are safe.

05-07-2007, 08:41 AM
Gayle - Stay safe, prayers are sent to keep you safe. I can only imagine the terror it must cause when you are under tornado watch.
We opened the pool yesterday, supposed to be really warm later this week.
I am down another pound this morning. I would like to see the scale go down faster but at least its going down.
Good morning to everyone out there who is lurking this morning.

05-07-2007, 12:52 PM
Gayle ~ Thanks for the update and I'm so glad to hear that you and your family are safe. My prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones or their homes...I just can't imagine! Hopefully the weather will settle down soon!

I spent the weekend at my parent's helping my mom stain their deck. It was a heck of a job, but a good workout I'm sure. I'm cutting grass today. I guess the summer workout has begun...I can almost feel the pounds melting off!

05-07-2007, 06:12 PM
Gayle, so glad you and your family are ok. Those storms are horrible! My heart goes out to all who were involved in the worse of the storms.

05-08-2007, 11:28 AM
Thanks everyone for your concern, here is a link to see some pics.

Also, I heard from Carol, I hope she comes back to post a message. Things are going ok for her, she has had a rough couple of years with the loss of both parents.

Where is Cheryl & Dee?

05-08-2007, 02:26 PM
Please stop!!!

A new thread has been started!