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01-19-2002, 02:12 PM
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01-19-2002, 02:15 PM
Hello my friends ~ I started a new thread because I get too confused when it goes to the 2nd page. :rolleyes: I am pasting my post from there now but be sure to check and see if anyone else goes there. It's Saturday and I am doing laundry and going to clean bathrooms....YUK! But I want to do it all today (while hubby is playing golf this morning) so that my Sunday is completely free.

Sami ~ No, we don't have Meijer here. I've never heard of it. Is it like Walmart or a Sam's Club type? We have Sam's Club and Costco. I only go to Sam's for some reason. They have a wonderful frozen chicken and pasta that I buy that's great for counting my WW points. How is your nephew doing? Did you mention his age? (I don't remember). I pray that healing comes and fast.

Wilma ~ I usually have a hard time on my days off/days home too but lately, I haven't had as much of a hard time. I was off for a few Monday's recently and did very well by keeping busy. Saturdays and Sundays when Greg is playing golf in the early mornings, I tend to not eat anything in the mornings. I know that's not good but it helps me to keep my intake in check when he DOES get here and he wants to go out. Hey, did the snow come? Enough for snowmobiling?

Pravda ~ so glad to hear that your sister is doing well. Going to be with her husband should help tremendously. My prayers continue to be with her.

When I last left here (only to return), we had a Christian Encourager's Prayer List going. With our lives being as they are, prayer from friends is always a much desired and needed thing. I am going to start one today and if it takes off, then that's great. I know that there are times when we want to pray for one another ~ for our joys and concerns ~ but I need to have a list sometimes. Ha! If we have the prayer list, we can print it out each day or few days.

I hope everyone is doing well and staying on their eating plan. Have a wonderfully blessed Saturday.

01-21-2002, 09:01 AM
Where is everyone???? Have a blessed Monday!!

01-21-2002, 10:58 AM
Hi! It's a snowy, blowy morning here. The temp. has really dropped. It looks like ds's prayers are being answered. He already has plans to go snowmobiling on Saturday! At least I am in a warm building!!

I suffered from a stomach virus this weekend. I don't think it was anything I ate but I woke up during Friday night with really bad stomach pains. I'm still feeling queasy this am but much better. Hopefully some weight will have dropped because of it!!

Have a wonderful day!!

01-21-2002, 07:24 PM
WOW! Where is everyone? I know its monday, so I guess that is exspected. It was a very long weekend for me. I was grouchy and fussy all weekend. I was whinnie too, my DH was not happy with me at all. I didnt even make an effort to get up and go to church on Sunday morning, shame on me!!!!!
I do not know what is wrong with me. I can not seem to shake the grouchies! I think I am pmsing, I never know what my body is doing anymore!

My sister is doing so much better. She is all excited about getting go be with her husband for 6 months in Singapore! I would be a little excited too! He is coming home on Saturday to help her pack and get the things in order and then they are goin back together.
I, of course get to keep their dog! Thats ok, I really don't mind, as long as she will get better.

I wish that I could just get to feeling better about myself. Today I feel all fat. I have eaten really good today. I just feel FAT.
I need to get in the habit of excercising daily, however, I cannot!!!!! So I am working on motivating myself to that.

Wilma12~sorry to hear that you were feeling so bad this weekend, I hope you are doing better today.

I guess this has been long enough!
Jan 4th, 2002

01-21-2002, 10:51 PM
Good evening!
Well, it has been a few days since I have even had a chance to get to the computer, and the one time that I did I was unable to get to this site. Good to see that it is back, I do miss you!

I will be brief for tonite, as I have a bit of work to do and need to take care of that.

Zoe- thanks for starting the new thread. I too have a hard time when it goes to 2 pages, and find it much easier to keep up with at one page. Did you start the prayer list????? (if so, thanks!)

Wilma- sorry to hear that you are/were not feeling well. Did the scale budge from it? Ds must be happy~ you got some snow!
(so did we, I love it!)

Pravda- glad to hear the good news about your sister. Try not to be too hard on yourself. Focus on the Lord and His goodness. How about listening to some comfort hymns? ( I did that last week when I was in PMS mode).
Gotta go. I wish I could write more, but I have so much to do.
See you tomorrow!

01-22-2002, 01:28 PM
Where is everyone! I will just check in and say hello and wish each of you a great day!

01-22-2002, 02:06 PM
Sorry I haven't posted but the kids were off for holiday mon and I have a hard time getting them off the computer! I have been under a lot of stress from work. And I just realized I mailed checks that weren't suppose to go out yet (I write them and mail as they come due) so now I will come up with money to cover them! Then to top it off my dog just had 6 puppies! STRESS! STRESS! STRESS!

Patricia-I know what you mean about the computer! My husband keeps looking at games to buy for the kids and I keep telling him NO because I will never get the computer then. They have a lot of game but there fovorite is Sims and on that you have to build this house ect.. and it takes a long time to get to the playing part.

Wilma-Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. The virus has been going on here also. Praying for a fast recovery.

Pravda-I am grouchy also! With 6 kids they are messy! And it drives me nuts! Everytime I tell one to do something they say why don't you ask someone elese to do it! I made all of them clean up and now my house looks great! What bugs me is it is the older ones who make the biggest messes!

Zoe-Meijer is like a SuperWalmart (with food). thank you for starting a new post and for the prayer list I have missed that. My nephew is 11 please keep him in your prayers.

May the peace of the Lord be with you always.

01-22-2002, 02:30 PM
Hi! I'm feeling much better today. Thanks for your prayers. My foot is pretty well healed so I have no excuses to exercise. I want to find some simple things I can do in the house.

It's dreadfully cold here today. -30C and windy. Hopefully this cold snap won't last long. I'll be ready for spring!!

Last night DS and I watched a movie while I worked on my quilt. It's coming along very slowly but I do find it relaxing and it does keep me out of the food.

I hope everyone is doing well and staying OP! Have a wonderful day!!

01-22-2002, 02:43 PM
Sami, so sorry to hear about your stress! (I had my kids home all weekend and understand totally). I will pray for you and that the Lord will bless you with his perfect peace.

Wilma- wonderful news that you are getting better both from the virus and your injury! Glad that you got some quilting done (what kind of quilt? ). Sounds like a nice relaxing evening.

Gotta go.
Just wanted to say hello ( I am at work).

01-23-2002, 10:24 AM
Blessing this morning!
I feel better today Worked out the money problem. And Kids are back in school(one is home sick) The puppies are so cute I hope I will be able to find them good homes. The mother is getting fix NO More PUPPIES!!!!! She was suppose to go after her last cycle and she got out(did everything in her power to get out)so now we have puppies!

Wilma-so glad you are doing well. My mom got her quilt done(lap quilt) She said Never again but I think by the time she was done she started enjoyed it.

Ginny-It makes me feel better just having someone who can understand!

Have a blessed day!

01-23-2002, 11:30 AM
Good Morning! We are still in a deep freeze up here. It's supposed to warm up by the weekend. I'll look forward to it!!

Sami: Glad to hear you fixed your money problem. I know what that's like. What kind of puppies do you have? I love puppies but know that there's a lot of work to them. Our dog is 12 years old now and we love her.

Ginny: I'm working on a whole cloth quilt - that means it's not patchwork - just quilting a design into it. It's ivory on ivory and is a queen size quilt. I find it very relaxing.

Pravda: Are you over the grouchies? :p I know exactly what you're going through and it seems to be getting worse as I get older. I also hear you about the exercising. I can hardly wait for spring to get out and walk. I hate exercising in the house.

Zoe: How are you doing?

Well, I better get some work done. Talk to you later!

01-23-2002, 11:51 AM
Good morning!

WIlma~ oh that quilting project sounds soooooo relaxing. I do not dare take on such a huge project at this time. I have to stick with those short term ones that go more quickly.

Sami- glad that things are going better for you. Hope that you have an easy time getting those puppies good homes. We just had our kitten spayed, I made the appointment the day after she snuck out on us! :lol:

Like Wilma, I had better go and get some more housework done!
Wishing each of you a great day!

01-23-2002, 09:14 PM
Good Evening Everyone :wave:

Today was weigh in day and I lost another 1.5 pounds. I didn't think I was losing anything, didn't feel like I did but I did so that was a good thing. So I am still headed in the right direction.

I started the Prayer List but it's empty. :( I know that there are needs among us that could use all of us praying for plus there are joys we can rejoice in so come on my friends, let's get in there so I have something to print out and put in my Bible. :)

Wilma ~ How much snow did you get? Glad you're feeling better. Hey, I bought all the things I would need to learn how to quilt and have done NOTHING! I don't know the first thing about it and wonder if there are classed I might look into. I really want to make one and I'll bet yours is looking beautiful.

Pravda ~ Praise the Lord for your sister feeling better and for her being able to go be with her husband. wow, she'll be there for 6 months, that's great. She needs him right now. How are YOU doing? Feeling better now? Just look up and He is there for you at every turn.

Sami ~ Meijer sounds just like our Super Walmart. It has food too.

Ginny ~ How are you doing girl?

Well, gotta run. I want to sit back and relax tonight. Have a wonderfully blessed Thursday and I'll talk to y'all tomorow.

In Christ,
Zoe ~ Soaking up the "SON" in Texas
220 (highest)/186/148

01-24-2002, 04:29 PM
Good afternoon!
Zoe~ WTG on the weight loss! Don't be discouraged by the prayer list being slow. I do not think that this site is back up to full usage (at least it does not seem a busy to me as it was last year). Try again next week. I kept thinking about a prayer request to put there and got too busy! (maybe that should be my request to be better organised so I am not so overwhelmed!:lol: ).

I got to Bible study this am. For some reason I felt really disconnected from the group. (noone was mean or cruel, I think it was all me) This has happened before, and it leaves me with, once again with the feeling that maybe I should be looking for a different study group :( . I don't know, just something to pray about there.

Gotta go! Dh and I are taking the defensive driving course this evening (5 hours!). I am doing it just to get our insurance down, he got a speeding ticket 3 weeks ago and this should erase any points from that. So, I have a long nite ahead of me.
Have a great nite.

01-24-2002, 05:48 PM
Hello everyone!
Just thought I would drop in to let you know that I am feeling better. I had a good report from both of my doctors yesterday, my cholestrol is a little on the high side, by one point, but the good chol. is also high, so that is great! All my insulin and glocose was right on target! I am so pleased with those numbers! I have PCOS so, that insulin being in a normal range was really great. I am down like 7 1/2 lbs form 6wks ago when the doctor sawme last. He was all excited about that! I have stuck to Sugar Busters pretty closely. I have straid a few times, but with the support of you guys praying and cheering me on, how could I fail???????????????

Where is the prayer list that you are talking about? I have not found it, I guess I am blind!

I will add this here and then can put it on the list once I find it

pray that-
I will be able to get pregant again
I will continue to lose weight and stay dedicated to excercise
my husband has started school again to get his teaching degree, pray that he will be able to pass and study with flying colors.
and that he will accepeted into the accredation program with the state of Texas so that he can get a job as a teacher!

Wow- that is a lot!

01-25-2002, 01:30 PM
Pravda: Way to go! You're doing awesome. Keep it up! You are an inspiration to me. :D

Zoe: You too! You seem to be on the right track! WTG!! I'm sure that you can take quilting classes. That's what I did and I loved it. This is my 4th quilt. I find it so relaxing.

Ginny: I'll be praying for you about your Bible study situation. I know how you feel. Maybe you're there for a reason?

I'm home today and hope to get caught up on a few things. this place is a mess and I need to get tidying up. I got the dishes finished this am so the kitchen looks much better. Now off to the rest of the house.

Talk to you later!!

01-26-2002, 12:07 AM
Hello friends.....I am sick, almost 104 fever!! Went to the emergency room since my doc is on vacation this week. I have a touch of bronchitus and the fever has now broken. Wow, 104!! That made me nervous but I asked God to be with me and He was.

Sorry I am not addressing anyone, just wanted to come in and let y'all now I'll be off for a day or so.

In Christ,

01-26-2002, 01:01 AM
I just wrote a reply and it got lost (my boo boo, I hit the wrong key!) So, I will be brief.

Pravda- WTG on your good blood test and weight loss. That is great news from your doctors.

Zoe- rest and allow the Lord to heal you. I am glad that you got yourself checked out and know that it is bronchitis (as opposed to pneumonia.........). I will keep you in prayer.

Wilma- I really appreciate your honesty that you have felt this way too. ( I was feeling as though there was something wrong with me when I posted). Hope that you can get some good quilting time in this weekend. Has the cold streak broken so that you can get out?

We had a busy day. I managed to get a quick walk in- but my eating was bad (not awful, but not very good either). I have to make a focused effort tomorrow to get back on program.
Gotta go get some sleep. Have a good nite!

01-26-2002, 11:09 AM
Blessing today!
I have been feeling really down. I am under a lot of stress at work and wondering how I got myself into this? And since they changed my blood pressure meds I am sooooo tired! If this doesn't change they are going to have to change it again. The puppies are growing and they are so cute! they are learning to walk and there eyes are starting to open. And when they sleep they let out little barks!!!

Pravda-I will keep you in my prayers You keep up the good work!

Ginny-I will pray for you that God will reveal to you what his will is for you. Do you have a friend in the study group that you are friends with outside the group? I know this is hard to feel like your on the outside looking in (that is how I feel at work)

Zoe-Take Care of yourself I will be lifting you in prayer. Wow 104 I would have been scared too!

Wilma12-When you are done at your place you can come here I could use your help. I feel like all I do is clean clean clean! I hd to clean the carpet yesterday because the chihuahua my DD went and bought at the pet store (paid 850.00) after I told her not to bring another pet in this house keeps going potty on my livingroom and dinningroom floor and do you think my DD cleans it up? After cleaning the carpet the stupid dog gets through the gate and does it again!!! I had to reclean the carpet again!

Praying all have on OP day