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09-13-2007, 05:59 PM
Here at McSkinneys, our mission is to motivate, support and lose those pounds & inches. We must keep those Loozing Floozies losing!!

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!!

09-13-2007, 06:03 PM
I am FINALLY going to send out the Floozie "directory" that I spoke of doing forever ago.

Those of you whose addresses I have are: Gayle, Shelley, Debbi and Darlene (and myself, of course :) ).

That's not very many of us :(

If you want to be included (and maybe receive some good old-fashioned snail mail every-now-and-then from some GREAT folks), PLEASE PM me your address.

Also, I still have Ramona's address from a long time ago--do y'all think I should include her? It might make her feel good to get a card or something from us.

09-13-2007, 06:04 PM
Oh, for those of you who don't know--Darlene is Dee :queen:

09-13-2007, 06:48 PM

Welcome to our group--come in, make yourself at home!! We love newbies!

:welcome: :welcome2: :hug:

09-13-2007, 08:06 PM
I didn't vote. You need a Maybe in there!!!

I didn't want to know with my first. But somehow I knew she'd be a girl. She was.

I didn't want to know with my 2nd, but obviously the doctor knew because he kept referring to him as 'him.' He was a he! Boy am I glad!--I had wanted another girl, but he's been the greatest.

Now that I look back on it all, I think "why?" It would have been a lot simpler to have known the sex (the presents would have been more color coordinated). After all, what difference does it make knowing NOW versus knowing in a few MONTHS?

09-13-2007, 11:19 PM
I'm like Allison, even without confirmation, I knew both pregnancy's were girls. It makes sense to know ahead, so you can do colors, clothing etc. Besides that, little Buckey might look kinda funny in the pink little tutu his Auntie Gayle may be sending!!

WELCOME SHY MOMENT! Join right in!

09-13-2007, 11:40 PM
I didn't know with either of my boys, so it was a surprise each time. I was sure that Travis was going to be a girl and I REALLY wanted a girl...I ended up with an 11 lb. 4 oz. boy! You can't get much farther away from a girl than that! :lol: If you have a preference, then I would say find out now, so you can start getting use to the idea before the baby gets here.

09-14-2007, 01:10 AM
I never wanted a boy because of the whole peeing up in the air thing!!! :lol:

I think Ramona would love to be included Cheryl! :write:

09-14-2007, 06:06 AM
I found out both times what I was going to have mainly from the amnio. There is always that little doubt in your head before baby pops out.

You all have been very chatty and I am sorry to miss it! I have been so busy with school and daycare that I get home and don't turn on the computer. Yesterday I was off for Rosh Hashanah. Actually school was out in the District for the holiday. Today is a hurricaine makeup day, so only 12 mos people have to work. I'll go in only until about 1:00.

Gayle-Your WOE does appear to be healthy and I am sorry I doubted you.

Allison-Yay the lbs. lost!

Have any of you ladies had burnion surgery? My pod says the neuroma I have is directly related to the bunion. He says the down time is 2 weeks at home and 6-8 weeks of a boot. I have never stayed home in my life for more than 3 days and wouldn't this time either. It's a tough decision to make. I really want to be able to run again and wear shoes that don't hurt.

Janice-I don't know what the Secret is. If you told me, I have forgotten. Is it a tv movie?

Cheryl-I can't believe how far along you are already! Please soon you'll be a mommy!

Welcome to the group, Rennie.

Suzie-Wow! Travis was huge!!

09-14-2007, 09:40 AM
OH MY GOSH SUZIE! I just went back and reread the weight! I thought I almost died having 8 pounders!! LOL! Your such a tiny thing too! You must of been all tummy!

Shelley, I knew you were busy, so your excused from being MIA. I hope things settle in so you can come play more often. Enjoy your early day off today!

09-14-2007, 09:50 AM
Shelley - the Secret is out in book or Movie. It is about positive thinking and attracting good stuff around you.

09-14-2007, 12:36 PM
Rennie welcome to the group. You will find that we are a bunch of great ladies.

Suzy man that is what you call pushing out a baby. Did you have a cesarean? (sp? got me so flustered I can't even spell.)

Cheryl I like surprises so I wouldn't want to know. Good luck with what ever you decided. When you get everyones addie that wants to participate can you pm them?

Shelley my aqua instructor had the surgery this spring. She is happy that she had it done becasue now she can wear any kind of shoes. She did say that it was very painful though.
Please go get the movie the secret this weekend and watch it or read it. It will be worth the time, I promise.

Janice do you read any other simular material? I am into Eckhart Tolle. He is just awesome. Larry was never into that kind of thing until he heard a cd from him. Now that is all he listens to when he is in the car.

My back is still really bad. My whole routine for exercise has changed this week. I have been just swimming a little bit of walking. I am not even sure if I will do anything today.
Got to rest up for tonight. Larry surprised me last night with Blue Man tickets. Anyone seen them before? When we were in Vegas a few years ago Larry went with some clients. He loved it. I will let you know what I think.

09-14-2007, 12:57 PM
Shelley, I stress to you... if you decide to have the surgery done, please stay home as directed by your doctor! We had a staff member have foot surgery a few months ago. She came back too soon and ended up with complications and infection into the bone. To the point she now has a port in her arm to flush antibiotics. She makes a trip to the hospital to have the medication administered. I wish you the best sweetie with your decision, but please, take the time needed to heal properly.

I need to go check Eckhart Tolle out Dee! I love motivational speakers, they get me so... motivated!! LOL!

09-14-2007, 03:29 PM
Janice-I'm not really into the motivational stuff, other than I used to years ago listen to Susan Powter, but that was all diet stuff. I sometimes like to listen to the infomercials that what's his name does. You know the real tall good looking muscular guy? I can't remember his name.

Dee-I'm sorry you're hurting again. It seems a never ending battle for you. Prayers to you! How is Dez's butt?

09-15-2007, 02:12 PM
Shelley thank for the prayers.
Dez hasn't seen the doctor yet for her butt. She won't try the cream that Gayle recommended either. I think that she sees the doc next week.

We had an awesome time at the Blue Men in concert last night. Larry told me not to tell Dez we were going because she really wanted to go but can't afford it. Well as the good Lord would have it a friend of her was given tickets by a band member. She took her and they had 12th row seats and back stage passes. Dez was flying high she was so happy. There was room to sit with them too so we ended up with fantastic seats.
I tell you for a girl with no money this week she went to a Mozart Concert (which she had free tickets and took us, awesome) friends took her to the movie Halloween, and then Blue Men Concert. Sheesh, she had a lot of great entertainment and all for free. She said last night that she knows that someone above is looking out for her.
She also had a interview yesterday with a Pepsi CEO for a job. He told her that he thought that she would fit in. He has three other people to meet and then a team will meet and interview her. The wages and benifits are awesome.

It has been cool here for the last few weeks. Only in the 40's. Today it will be in the upper 60's and sunny. Beleive it or not that is going to feel balmy after the frosty nights.

I am going out to pick my tomatoes and Larry will continue working on that fence that was a one day He is also going to close the pool.

Janice is your pool closed down yet? We usually close ours for the sept long weekend. Just to buzy this year.

Have a good weekend everyone.

09-15-2007, 10:12 PM
Yes girls, you read that weight right and no, I did not have a c-section. Enough said as I don't usually tell labor stories to those who are preggers. ;)

Gayle ~ "Your such a tiny thing too!" Thank you made my day! :hug: :lol:

Dee ~ The weather man posted our first frost advisory for the season tonight. It's supposed to get down to 35 tonight!

09-16-2007, 08:19 PM
Dee- Sounds like Dez is having a blast. Good for her!
We closed our pool last weekend. I have been working all week and this weekend and the weather has not been very warm. I was swimming on Saturday and the pool was closed on Sunday. (
My Sheba has been going down hill for quite a while. I now have to carry her outside, she is incontinent where ever she is. I have to hand feed her. Last week she was choking and I hard to give her the hemlich to dislodge the food. Her teeth are bad, she is deaf and blind. It is such a hard thing to come to terms with. She is 14 1/2 and 85 years dog years. I love her soo much it is breaking my heart. She is getting stuck everywhere and my house is all scatter mats and cushions around everything. She still manages to get herself into problems. I have done a lot of soul searching and know that for her sake it is time to put her to sleep. I will be taking a couple of ativan and I will give her the tranquilizers at home that they would usually give her at the vet. Gayle - help me please. Tell me I'm doing the right thing. (http://*********************************************************=ZSzeb095_ZNxmk042YYCA&utm_id=7923)

09-16-2007, 09:01 PM
Oh Janice, my heart brakes for you. I know Sheba is your dear friend and part of your family, but you can't ask her to stay here on Earth with you when her quality of life is far from what it use to be. Try to be strong, Janice and know when you are giving Sheba the pills you are celebrating her life to some extent and she will no longer be suffering like she is now.

I sent this to Shelley when she lost Brutus, I hope you can find some comfort in the poem.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

09-16-2007, 11:27 PM
Gayle that poem brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for being so thoughtful.

Janice I understand what you are going through. Just in the last week my little Amigo has lost his hearing and he was at the vet a week ago with an eat infection and an ulser on his eye. I am hoping that his hearing will return. His eye should have improved with the meds but it has only gotten worse. I am hoping that he will not go blind and deaf. I know that if he does I will be in the same dilema as you are Janice.

We closed our pool yesterday and it was hot enough today to swim.

09-17-2007, 10:12 AM
Thank you Dee and Gayle. I know this is the right thing but my heart is breaking.

09-17-2007, 01:17 PM
Janice~We had to do the same with our CC 2 years ago. As heartbreaking as it was at the time, we knew it was time. She was deaf (had been for years) was incontinent and was suddenly unable to walk. If she was able to get to her feet, she couldn't steer right and would end up face first in a corner--unable to turn around. She started to cry. She knew something wasn't right. That last night, I was up with her 4 or 5 times--awoken each time by her cries. It just wasn't fair to try to keep her alive any longer--she was suffering. She is in a better place now and we have moved on ourselves. It is a difficult decision to make, but one that we as rational people have to do for the sake of our loved fur friends. :hug:

09-17-2007, 02:12 PM
Thank you Allison. Sheba is doing all those things. standing in corners, falling down, can't eat by herself or drink without me holding her up. I know it is the right thing. I have taken two ativan and am still crying my eyes out. It is 1:10 right now her appointment is for 2:00. She will be out of pain soon and able to see, hear and run again.

09-17-2007, 02:17 PM
Janice my heart goes out to you. I know that this is going to be tough but you are doing the right thing . I will say a little prayer for Sheba and you just before 2:00.

Love you.

09-17-2007, 02:32 PM
Janice ~ I know it is a hard decision to make, but you are doing the right thing for Sheba. We went through the same thing with our sheltie in March. I miss her terribly, but I know in my heart that we did the right thing for her.
My thoughts and prayers are with you today!

09-17-2007, 05:28 PM
Janice-My prayers to you. I have the poem Gayle posted in my bedroom and every now and then read it and think about my beloved Brutus. It is very hard, but Sheba will stay in your heart forever....

09-17-2007, 05:41 PM
Janice, :hug:

09-17-2007, 07:07 PM
Hugs Janice... my you find comfort in knowing you did everything you could for Sheba and her time here was spent with a loving family who she loved dearly too. Prayers sent sweetie, Sheba can now be at peace and is free of pain.

Love you, Gayle

09-17-2007, 08:25 PM
Sending hugs, Janice. My you find comfort knowing you are doing the right thing and Sheba is free of pain.

09-17-2007, 10:37 PM
Janice I know it is going to be tough for the next while but know in your heart you did what is best for Sheba. You loved her with all your heart and she loved you back. Hugs to you.

09-18-2007, 05:37 PM
Where did everyone go today?

It sure is great to know that there are someone that cares when we have troubles. You ladies are great!

09-18-2007, 11:27 PM
Thank you all for your kind words. It was a rough day yesterday, I held her in my arms until she was gone. I am so sad but I know it was the right time. I prayed so many nights that she would go in her sleep but it just wasn't meant to be. I loved her so much but couldn't let her go on any longer as she was. I will always have my memories and still have my little Maggie. She is sad too today, I guess they sense things. Mag has been Sheba's ears and eyes for the past year.
Thank you all again for your prayers and kind words.

09-19-2007, 06:35 AM
Janice-Again hugs to you and your Maggie. I'm sure Maggie does know Sheba is gone.

09-19-2007, 10:10 AM
Hugs Janice, my thoughts and prayers are with you sweetie. We have a little Maggie at our house too.

09-19-2007, 11:37 AM
Janice you made the right decision even though I know it was tough.
I am glad that you have a little Maggie to kiss and love you. How old is Maggie?

This weekend we are renting a cottage on the lake. Larry and I are looking forward to spending some quiet time there. It is very beautiful and romantic. The leaves are changing color therefore the water reflections will be awesome.
Now if I can only kick this cold I picked up a couple of days ago. I have been sick with a fever, sniffles and sneezing (ouch this is the worst becasue of my back). I haven't even had the energy to do any exercise or making meals or anything.
Got to keep anyone else from getting sick.

09-20-2007, 06:39 AM
Hey, girls. I have been very busy once again at school. The information specialist (person who inputs all the students, etc.) is out of town due to her father's serious stroke. Please pray for her. Looks like I am learning yet another aspect of the school. Now, the only thing I don't do is teach!!

09-20-2007, 07:23 AM
Dee- Get Well! The weather is so up and down this time of year its so easy to get sick. Hope you are feeling better.
Maggie is 14 only 6 months younger than Sheba. She is a poodle pomeranian, and Sheba was a husky. She is only about five pounds.
She is very sad and screams when I leave her. I have to go to a course for work today. Amanda is going to take her with her to the senior day center where she works. She will get lots of attention. She has been Sheba's eyes for the past couple of years, and would always come and tell me where Sheba was in the yard. It is such an adjustment for us all.
You all don't know how much your kind words have meant to me. I love you all for being there for me. You truly are a wonderful bunch of ladies.
I have been trying to stay on program and have actually been good for about a week. Got all the sugar out of my system so the cravings are gone.
Thank you all again for the bottom of my heart. ( (http://*********************************************************=ZSzeb112_ZNxmk042YYCA&utm_id=7920)

09-20-2007, 11:49 AM
Janice thank you for the well wishes. I am feeling a bit better this morning. I think the fever broke.
With all the stress that you have been through this week you did a great job staying on program. I guess you aren't a stress eater like me.

Shelley I think that you need a raise. Heck I will double your income for all you do. Your school is so lucky to have you. Don't burn yourself out.
Any luck with Mike getting a job?

Gayle did you check out any of Eckhart Tolle books or audios?

Cheryl are you over the morning sickness? I hope that you have more energy but somehow I remember that only happenning a week before the baby is due.

09-20-2007, 01:18 PM
Cheryl are you over the morning sickness? I hope that you have more energy but somehow I remember that only happenning a week before the baby is due.

Dee, I don't think I'm EVER gonna get over being sick. Every time I think I'm getting there I'm overcome!! I'm 15 weeks and I puked yesterday (sorry for TMI!).....I've resigned myself to the knowledge that I'm gonna be one of those women who is sick for 9 months :(

On a + note: Stewart wants me to take a VHS tape to the Dr. tomorrow so he can see the ultrasound. That makes me happy :D

09-20-2007, 05:19 PM
Cheryl that is great that Steward is taking an interest in being an active parent even while you are prego. Are you going to find out what sex the baby is?

09-20-2007, 05:21 PM
If the baby cooperates!!

09-20-2007, 07:00 PM
That is exciting! Any guess as to what you are having?

We should have a survey voting to see what are premonitions are.....

I say you are having a boy.

09-20-2007, 11:44 PM
I'm thinking boy too, Dee! Won't we make great little aunties??? LOL!

09-21-2007, 12:33 PM
You bet Aunty Gayle! My neices and nephews call me Aunty Dar Dar.

So anyone else have a guess as to the baby's sex?????

I probably won't be posting now til next week. I have to go and finish packing. We will be at the lake this weekend. Looks like we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.

On another note, guess what? You girls aren't going to believe this........Larry bought me tickets for the Paul Anka concert for monday night. I absolutely love him. If he was twenty or thirty years younger I would hit on He sings such romantic songs......(sigh).

Ok now girls I gotta go. Have a great weekend.

Cheryl good luck at the doctors and I hope you make through the weekend without getting sick.

09-21-2007, 05:04 PM
No baby gender guesses for me, but I'm excited to hear what the ultra sound shows!

Janice ~ Hugs to you, my friend...I know these are difficult days for you. I lost my Sadie in March and I still miss her terribly!

Dee ~ I'm glad you are feeling better! Enjoy your trip this weekend and the concert on Monday!

09-21-2007, 08:45 PM
Oh, miss mommy to be.... I PMed you something...

Dee, have fun!!! I thought you was going to say Wayne Newton! LOL! I haven't had time to check out the books. Between Allison and myself, we have almost every night of the week filled with classes, meetings, etc. plus, trying to do this wedding thing...

Suzy, don't you think all of us here are going to make great aunties for little Stew??? I'm getting excited!

09-23-2007, 10:37 PM
Where is the baby report? :?: Yes, Gayle, I think we are going to make wonderful aunties, except I'm more of the grandma type. :wink:

09-24-2007, 12:21 AM
I don't even want to hear the word Grandmother! YIKES! LOL!

09-24-2007, 12:02 PM
Please STOP!!!

A new thread has been started!!