WW Clubs and Groups - Feisty & Sexy 50-60 Year Olds #106




flaggies
01-03-2008, 01:32 AM
G'day everyone,

We returned from our holiday a few hours ago, house is in chaos but I cannot be bothered tidying at the moment:(

It is difficult to comprehend the cold you all have been experiencing when we have been having temperatures of 44 degrees + (111 F) the heat has been really bad and not an end in sight. My poor garden has really suffered whilst we were away.

We had a lovely time with everyone and I have taken some great shots of the girls. Everyone got on well, as I expected, but it was a little difficult working around everyone's sleeps!!! Lexie and Joe are happy to laze around whereas Peta and David HAVE to be doing things, like bikeriding, going for runs etc. The weather certainly was not ideal to do anything too strenuous. On New Year's Eve David and Peta decided to head back home which was a little disappointing but also understandable. At home they can go to the beach (a bay) and be home again within an hour but where we were the ocean beach was not really suitable to little ones.
I have to admit having 3 little tackers running around, screeching, crying, laughing etc. it was a little wearing. We are pleased we did it but perhaps won't do anything similar until the girls are a little bigger.

It was good to read everyone's Christmas and New Year's messages and of course Alan and I wish you all the very same.

I guess I should make a start at the washing.......

Cheers
Maria


suz
01-03-2008, 07:55 AM
Morning to all
Well on Friday the 28th after 14 hrs of labour our 4th gr gr child was born His name is Justin Matthew and he weighed in at 10lb 8 oz We knew before that he was going to be a big baby and we were kidding his Mom that we would probably have to puree a steak for him after he was born We talked to our daughter last night and the baby is back in the hospital with jaundice he will be there for a couple of days

My DH (Gary) and I had a great xmas and a quiet new years eve in bed by 11 We just can seem to stay awake anymore

Since we came back I have been very careful of my eating and have lost the weight I put on over xmas, so that makes it another 20 to go to reach my goal weight when I get within 5 lbs of my goal weight i will decide if I want to lose more or not depends on How I look and feel

Take care Suz :carrot:

flaggies
01-03-2008, 04:18 PM
Congratulations Suz, another little person to make this a better world.

You are doing well on the weight loss front.:cp::cp: I have put on a bit and hope to get that off within the next week or so by going back to normal eating.
Whilst on our holiday, I did notice how different we eat to what the kids eat. We don't have dinner if we have a big lunch but the kids have quite substantial breakfast, lunch and dinners, none of them are overweight but I did think to myself that in time to come they could have problems.

I had a good sleep last night and today I will be into it, getting everything unpacked again and get the house looking the way it should.

I had my bike ride early this morning whilst it was still coolish (20 degrees or 70 F) another very hot day in store with the forecast well over 100F:hot::hot::hot: Thank goodness for airconditioners:)
Tomorrow more of the same but by late Sunday afternoon a 'cool' (down to about 26C) change.
It is a bit scary, so far we have had the hottest November and December on record, the worst drought in over 100 years. The country is so dry, a thunderstorm could easily ignite some of the dry land and we would have major bushfires:(

Off to have breakfast....have a great day all.

Cheers
Maria


suz
01-04-2008, 07:50 AM
Goodmorning Ladies
Maria It sounds like your summer is almost the same as we had hot and dry with having a market garden and no rain we had to water everyday to keep feom losing are vegetables and even with that some of the veggies did not do that well

Is anyone up for a challenge? If so here are the guidelines
1. Exercise 5 to 6 times per week for at least 30 mins also let us know what you are doing as your chice of exercise
2. Eat a balanced healthy diet including 5 to 10 sevings of fruit and vegetables everyday
3. Drink at least 7 to 8 glasses of water daily
4. Can replace 2 or 3 glasses of water for tea or calorie reduced pop
4. Try to limit sugat intake
5. A weekly weigh in to let everyone know if you have lost or gained We can do weigh ins on Mondays that will give everyone a chance to decide if they want to join in

Lets all " Lose the weight in 2008"

Let me know who is interested and we can all get started

Lets get moving Ladies Take care Suz :carrot:

flaggies
01-04-2008, 03:09 PM
G'day all,

That sounds good Suz, you can count me in!

I have to admit I am not one for challenges but I will definitly give it a go.
As it is I belong to a website where I have to input my weight each week at http://www.calorieking.com.au/today/ .
There are lots of interesting facts and figures on this website, I noticed on the American version you have to pay to belong, the Australian version is free.

Another stinking hot day here, our problem is that we are in a drought and we are restricted with watering the garden. You are not allowed to water lawns and once a week you can hand water your plants for 1 hour. Of course everyone is watering then and the water pressure is minimal:mad::mad:
I have to confess that I have cheated a bit, I have a very small garden and to see everything die before your eye is not good.
People who grow their own veggies have also been complaining and I can understand why. The plant nursery industry is also having a tough time, no-one is buying plants :(

I am still exhausted from our 'holiday' but at least the house is now in better shape and I will just relax and do little today.

Cheers
Maria

suz
01-06-2008, 07:19 AM
Morning
Maria I guess its just you a me for the challenge so far did I put to many guidelines in for this month? Maybe we could just start with exercise and the water then add more stuff next month I know more of you will join in!

Take care Suz :carrot:

flaggies
01-06-2008, 04:11 PM
G'day all,

Suz, yes it does like just you and me at the moment but that is OK.

I can report that I went for my bike ride again this morning and with our heat drinking the water should not be a problem;)

I am aiming to ride each morning but in the middle of this week some very hot weather is forecast again (42 degrees) it depends how hot it is at 6 am if I actually ride every morning this week!

Talking about riding my bike, I noticed this clicking sound as I was riding and thought it was my bike but it is my KNEE!!:dizzy::eek::rolleyes::shrug:
The joys of getting old so now I have a 'clicky' knee;)

Hope everyone is well and happy,

Cheers
Maria

suz
01-07-2008, 06:15 AM
Morning
Maria If you can not ride because of the heat thats OK the guidelines only said 5 or 6 times per week if you can do more thats great I will be going to my exercise class this morning ( 1 1/4 hrs of areobics, weights , and mat exercises ) I do that on mondays, wednesday and fridays I am trying to do other stuff on my own like walking, or an exercise tape
Maybe some of the others will join in this week

Take care Suz :carrot:

survivor
01-08-2008, 03:53 PM
Ladies,
I just got here today after being on holiday so I am just now receiving the challenge. I would do this, but I don't like doing challenges because it is just disheartening to see how slowly I lose.

Suze, sounds like you have the right idea with the exercising. If you are doing this much per week, I am sure you will just have weight rolling off. Leon and I like the show, "The Biggest Loser." We can certainly thank our lucky stars that none of us have let ourselves get that heavy. I can't even imagine why people that young are so heavy. I would just imagine that most of them would have to have skin removed after losing so much weight.

I am hoping that everyone is doing well in this new year. We have had some of the weirdest weather. One day 70 degrees and the next 38 degrees. Even had tornadoes yesterday because of this varying temperature.

Maria, I so enjoyed your pictures of your Christmas. You really have such a nice looking family. As we freeze, I have to remember you all sweltering. It really is a big and varied world. So, now your house is in order and you are back to work.

I guess Slavika is off on holiday. Where are the rest of you?

suz
01-09-2008, 03:04 PM
Hello everyone!!
I wish the weight was falling off but since we do weight workout at class I think i am putting on muscle and the fat is not leaving I just checked my height and found out that i am aminch shorter than I used to be so I have had to reset my goal weight and my new scale says i am heavier so now I have more to lose I am so depressed!!!!

i am sorry suvivor that you do not wish to join the challebge but that is your chose maybe you can help keep us motuvated and "kick our butts if we lose our way

Take care Suz :carrot:

Trudy
01-09-2008, 04:41 PM
The challenge sounds interesting. I will give it a go as I workout anywhere from 3 to 5 times a week, for usually 1 hour at a time, already. I do drink a lot of water/tea/milk so that won't be a problem. Eating a balanced meal will be easy, but the one about limiting sweets might give me some trouble. I have tended to eat sweets in-between meals, a hard habit to break. I have noticed that I lose weight very, very slowly now so I am not sure I will be too happy on Mondays when I report whether I am up or down. So, this past Monday I was UP... :o what a way to start the challenge. In my defense I had 2 birthday parties and ate out 2 times.
Suz, I also find that with the weight lifting, clothes will seem looser while the scale doesn't move. Do you have Osteoporosis which would account for the loss of 1" in height? It is always something!

Glenda, on the previous thread you said your cholesterol is up? And that you eat a lot of frozen dinners? Since my memory has become a "short term" thing I am wondering if I got that right. My DH used to eat a lot of frozen
meals for lunch because he couldn't wait until something was made .... BY ME!! He had to land in the hospital with Diverticulosis and a bad blockage before he would give up his fast lunches. Now, while I am making myself a sandwich and either soup or salad, he works along side of me and makes his sandwich his way. We don't agree on what makes the perfect sandwich. I used to make his lunch when he worked, but since he retired I told him he would be on his own for lunch. He didn't like the fact I would put the mustard on the bread, he wants it spread on the filling along with ketchup, thin slice of onion and red tipped leaf lettuce .... :dizzy: But I digress, my point here is that the frozen meals are not the healthiest thing we can eat. They are very high in salt, sugar and fat with very little fiber.

Sally is in Maui. I received an e-mail from her today. She has rested up after the long flight, done her grocery shopping and is probably sitting on the beach right now. I hope she has a lovely time meeting up with all her friends.

Our weather has been un-typical too. Quite mild with the temps into the plus C. So far, touch wood, no storms. This morning we woke up to the most beautiful Hoar Frost on all the trees.

bye for now...

Lizziepie
01-10-2008, 08:05 AM
Hi all: I've been among the missing, since I have been recuperating from some sort of stomach bug. I managed to check email and that is about it. I havae been making too many trips to the bathroom. That ought to help me jump start fi I do the challenge. I haven't quite made up my mind as yet. maybe when I feel better. I do go to Curves 3xs a week and try to walk at least 6 days a week. I have to pump up my bike tires before I can ride. But first things first.

Trudy: I know what you mean about husbands lunches. Whatever I suggest he doesn't want. Of all the meals, lunch is the one I hate the most. There seem to be the least choices available.
Of all the frozen dinners, I like the Healthy Choice ones as they are low sodium, have more fiber, and really are fairly tasty. Also the South Beach ones are pretty good too.

I think that now with more people health concious, the Lean Cuisine, and WW Smart ones are pretty good, too as the mafg. have had to watch their ingredients more closely. Of course, if one buys just the run of the mill stuff, then they get the not so good ones.

My walking partner called this a.m. and said she was unwell, and wouldn't be walking today, and that suit me just fine. I still don't feel 100%. Maybe later today as it warms up, I'll take a turn around the park.

So as far as the challenge is concerned, I'm going to hold off for now. But that doesn't mean that I won't be trying to lose. I liked Peggy's motto - Lose weight in 2008. that is my goal.

Ann

survivor
01-10-2008, 12:17 PM
Trudy, you remember well. The frozen dinners I was eating are all vegetarian and a line called Amy's. You might have seen some of these products in the regular grocery store but I buy mine at a health store. Well, I always paid attention to the calories, but not the fat content. The ones I really really liked had 19 g fat or thereabouts. And I eat these at noon mainly at work. It is easy to put together a vegetarian meal at home at night. Anyway, it was just the convenience of the thing. Now I bring my salad ingredients and cut up a salad and have some Morning Farm meat like chicken.

Ann, glad to know you are up and about. My friend and I walked around our Boomer Lake (about 3 miles) Monday after work. On Tuesday a young girl was raped about the time we were there on Monday. It is pretty dark by the time we finish. I know we aren't young, but I think I will stick to the gym until it stays lighter longer.

All, I have been a little down since scheduling my surgeon appointment for cataracts. I think I feel so old (I am, I know.) But I am so tired of not being able to see.

It is cold. It is just the start of January. We are poor. I have never liked this month much and this is no exception. I think we need to see grandkids this weekend.

Suze, by the way, didn't congratulate you on your FOURth gr gr kid. We just had our first and have been so excited!

I think I need a Margarita. Just kidding!

suz
01-10-2008, 03:05 PM
Hi Ladies
Well i have exercised 3 times since Monday and I think I will bundle up later and go for a walk it was way to windy yesterday to walk almost tornado like winds since tuesday night
the new scale i bought not only tells you your weight but also % body fat and % water So when I gor on and saw what % bodt fat I had I was horrified so now i really need to lose the weight (FAT) My DH says he is going to cut back and start going for walks with me but I don't believe him well i should go I have a closet to clean out so he can get on with putting in the wood flooring and a bedroom to empty out so it can be painted

Take care Suz :carrot:

Trudy
01-10-2008, 09:35 PM
Suz, how does your scale know the % of body fat and % of water when you stand on it? I thought the only way to know about body fat was to use a caliper.
I read that when you do strength training with weights, it doesn't show immediate weight loss because you are re-defining the body. The weight loss shows up later, even though you can go down a size before you notice the number of lbs.

The late night news showed the trees down around the Toronto area. Glad we missed that one.

Sorry to hear you have been ill Ann. Hope you get your energy back soon.

Glenda, we haven't seen the sun in a few days and I find that hard. It can be the hardest part of winter for me. Mix me a margarita too... and I am not kidding. :)
My sister in law had both eyes operated on for cataracts when she was in her early 50's. She suffered with poor eyesight for quite some time before the surgery. Some people get them when they are young. My Mom had the beginnings of them when she was 90. I guess you never know.
I would stay away from Boomer Lake, no point in taking chances. That poor girl, what a thing to live with.

Bye for now..

suz
01-13-2008, 11:29 AM
Hello Ladies

Trudy the scale measures % BF and % water by sending a low intensity electrical signal through your body ( not to worry I don't light up like a candle while this happenibg LOL ) the signal flows with different degrees of difficulity depending on the persons body fat level this si called electical impedance and is how body fat and water are estimated thats what the intrustion manual says How acurate it is who knows

Exercise going well and so is the eating My DH and I went for a walk yesterday out through our pasture (mostly uphill ) to check out trees as we had very high winds the other day We cleaned up a lot of branches

I think I will go for another walk today its fairly nice out mix of sun and cloud and little or no wind

How is everyone else doing?
Talk later Suz :carrot:

painter5
01-13-2008, 05:25 PM
The challenge sounds interesting. I am just getting here and seeing it. Maybe that will spark me. Maria thanks for CK Aussie link. I used to go there untill it wasn't free. I do belong to Spark People which is free. I will try to exercise. I have something wrong with my foot and it hurts. I have some kind of lump or calcium deposit on my ankle and I get pains in my foot.
Suz congrats on the new little one. And thanks for getting me going on the diet thing.
Maria that is the kind of summer we had. It was so hot all the time and the drought killed a lot of trees and plants. Now it seems to rain so much. No happy medium. It hasn't been as cold as usual either. We all are in a weird cycle. Loved looking at the pictures of your vacation. I bet there was a lot of goings on with the little ones. I would need a big rest.
Trudy - I have been going nuts with that Superman game you sent.
Ann I hope you are feeling better. Seems like a lot of icky stuff is going around.
Glenda I am with you in finding Jan sort of a downer.
Would you believe that we went to an open house today that was Christmas oriented. She must have a dozen or more trees in her house all with a different theme. I think she is nuts do it this late. I would sick of them by now. At least we timed our arrival a little later so I didn't have to help get the food together this year. Live and learn. I guess you can tell it is unorganized.
I have to go to work early tomorrow and I need to get my work clothes ready. We have been so busy lately. The cafe has to be making money with all the kids that buy. Last Monday in the first group {K 1&2]we had over 60 kids buy the salad bar alone. I didn't think we would ever get them through.
Peggy

survivor
01-15-2008, 11:03 AM
Peggy, I am so surprised and happy that you had such a good business with the salad bar. That is nothing but good news. If we can just get our kids back to eating vegetables and getting away from fast food, our whole nation will be happier. I think we all just got in the habit of eating quick and cheaply. My little grandkids right now still like vegetables and don't want sodas and they don't have them available. My grown boy, the principal, tells me that his school is so poor that they need the soda companies' money for extra things. I argue and say those extra things are not needed at the expense of their health. Oh well!

The lady I walk around the lake with is the most depressing person. She is always so negative. After being with her, I have to mentally shake myself to come out of the gloom and doom. Do you all know people like that?

Suze, what is the brand of your scale? Would you mind saying how much it costs? I probably don't want to know the secrets it is telling you about yourself, and I am just kind of amazed at this technology.

Nothing new in this boring part of the world. I think I am still in my January-funk. Wish I was in Maui with you-know-who.

flaggies
01-15-2008, 06:25 PM
G'day all,

Unfortunately my excercise little regime I had going with riding my bike has come to a halt, my knee is hurting quite badly and I will be going to the physio tomorrow.
Weight has stayed the same:(
The physio is a sports person and I KNOW she will want me to get going on my bike trips again as soon as possible.

Thank goodness our weather has calmed down a bit and we haven't had the extreme heat, lovely cool mornings and warm to hot during the day.

This morning we received the 3 seasons of the Deadwood series. Alan loves 'yippees' (as you know Glenda), the series was made by HBO but wasn't shown on any of our TV stations. Having been to Deadwood and the Dakotas, I thought it would be interesting. We have only just watched the first episode and I can now see why it wasn't shown on free to air TV. The language is VERY colourful to say the least and also quite violent.
We wondered if we had done our money, the complete 3 series (17 DVD's) cost us $90! They were sent from China and seem to be very good quality.

I am also selling CD changer on Ebay, another 1 hour and the auction has come to an end. We bought it 5 years ago for $325 and at the moment the bidding is up to $61. It will be good to get rid of some more 'stuff' .

The other big thing in my life at the moment is preparing a quote to revamp an existing website http://www.craniofacial.com.au/home/index.mhtml
Worth having a look at the site, they do some incredible work repairing deformities either from birth or acquired later in life due to an accident.
It is going to be a huge challenge but I will probably have a go if they accept my quote.

Life continues to be very busy, will I ever get to finishing my American book:dizzy:, at the moment I am working on the Washington chapter which is going to be quite large. Still a lot of chapters to do...now it has come to a bit of a stand still with the website quote.

I must fly, get another glass of water and get on with it....

Cheers
Maria

Karen L
01-16-2008, 03:55 PM
Hi all, Thought I'd do more than just read today. December was a bust as fare as weight was concerned. I gained almost 6 pounds. Went on the core plan on January the 1st. And as of last nights weigh in I am back to my before Christmas weight. That is 4 pounds under goal. I was really sweating it. Got out my before pictures and stuck them on the fridge. so i would have to look at them. And I don't want to go back to those days of 55 pounds heaver and miserable about it. So I feel better about the whole thing now.

My Mom is here now. She arrived last Wednesday. Nice to have her around instead of always talking by phone. She will be here until April.

I saw there was a challenge going on here but I don't do well with challenges so just off on my own there. Of course I go to WW meetings every Tuesday evening. I'm still walking 1 or 2 miles every day. And still leading my band of heath nuts in aerobics. Haven't been to the pool this week to cool. But hoping it will be warmer next week for the pool.

Other wise nothing new and exciting going on here.

Sorry about all the aches and pains for those I read about. Hope you all get better soon. Glenda I know what you mean about people who drag you down there a few here and I just try to stay away from them.

Time to go fix dinner so will see you all later.
Karen

Lizziepie
01-17-2008, 10:04 AM
Hi All: Well, I finally feel like a human being again. eating more normally, and having more energy. Me the night owl, was going to bed at 9:30 when i was feeling so 'punk'. I lost 4 lbs. while ill, and it is a struggle now to keep it off.

Glenda; I know what you mean about winter months. When we were still up north it got dark so early in the afternoon. When i was working, I'd go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. I hated that. And I am with Karen, I know some really negative people, and I try to stay away from them when I can. And Sweet One, you don't know old yet. My DH had cataract surgery a while back, and he was amazed at how much better he could see.

Maria: Your web site sounds like a challenge. I hope they accept your quote. Your weather sounds like what we experienced during our summer. Now today we had a lovely rain, and it is cool. I lost a nice vine when we had our frost a week or so ago. Some tell me it will come back, but I have my doubts. (Being negative, I guess) Sorry about your knee. Hope the therapy does well for you.

Peggy: Sounds great that kids are doing salad bars. Even that as a school system, you have a salad bar. So many do not. And feed the kids the kind of junk food that they want.But it makes for a busy time for you all in the kitchen.
I'd like to be on the beach with Sally, too.

Suz: That scale sounds like a winner. We really need a new scale that is more truthful than the one we have. My DH says it doesn't really matter, it isjust keeping track of the gain or loss. But when you go to the Dr. and get weighed it is sometimes a big shock coming face to face with reality.You mentioned walking in your pasture. Do you live on a farm--a working farm?

Gloria: Did you get snowed in with the No'Easter that hit your part of the world?

Trudy: Have you found any better types of frozen dinners with lower sodium and fat? Keep hunting. They are out there.

Sally: I envy your beach time. When are you coming back to Texas?

We went to different Dr's three times this week. Mon, Tues, and Wed. all check-ups for D.H. I think all we have to do is tell the car Medical Building, and it will automatically know where to go.

Tomorrow I will be spending the day at a Showcase of talent, looking for acts we can use here in the park. Starts at 11:00 and goes to 5:00p.m. A different act every twenty minutes. Sometimes they are really very good, and then other times, it is time to go to the bathroom or get some lunch and move around.

I think we are going out for lunch today. There is a place that is only open during the Citrus season, and their food is really good, and they make great soup. My favorite lunch food. But definitely not for DH. I can always plan on going out to eat if I tell him we are going to have a light supper with soup and salad.:D:

See you all soon. Ann

flaggies
01-17-2008, 10:50 PM
G'day all,

Pleased you are feeling better Ann. I can imagineyour car would know exactly where to drive with your many visits to the Medical Building.
You seem to have been taking Phil for a long time for different tests:dizzy:

I am surprised you have frost in Florida, I thought your climate was too mild for that. Where I live, we never have frost, rarely a bit of sleet in the Adelaide Hills, about 40 minutes drive from my place.

A friend of mine has just been diagnosed with breast cancer, she is coping amazingly well and will have a mastectomy next Friday and then radiotherapy and chemo. Her biggest problem is that she lives in the country and she will have to travel to Adelaide for treatments. Having experienced the same thing and I know that you need to surround yourself with positive people, I have offered for her to stay with us during the week.
It will depend how she is feeling and if she feels up to a daily 3 hour drive.

I went to the physio yesterday and I think I will be having a permanent booking for some time, she said I had a tennis elbow and the start of a frozen shoulder, all very treatable but it will take time. I haven't told her about my knee yet!!!

A very hot day but there is some cloud build up, fingers crossed for a thunderstorm and RAIN!

We are enjoying the Deadwood Series despite the language and violence, I am glad I did not live on those days. The scenery is great and it brings back some good memories of our visit there.

I have had the green light to build the website, I am very nervous about it but will give it a go.

Cheers
Maria

suz
01-18-2008, 07:11 AM
Good morning Ladies

Survivor and Ann The scale is a Tony Little he is a fitness guru from the US The cost was $30

Maria I hope the physio helps and does not take forever to heal

Ann My DH and I live on a 5.5 acre hoppy farm and we do market gardening We just started last year and it was a learning experience We planted what we thought would sell well ( alot of beans) but found out not that many people wanted beans we could not give them away So this year we are doing a lot less beans and more of carrots and beets as they seemed to do well I used to have a horsr on the pasture but had to have her put down at age 33 1/2 yrs old so now my pasture is empty but this year a friend from church is going to pasture some cows here in exchange we will get some freezer beef We also raise chickens for our freezer

The exercise is going well but the weight is not moving I think I need to down size my portions and do more than just walking in between my exercise classes

Take care Suz :carrot:

painter5
01-18-2008, 07:09 PM
Maria have faith in yourself. I bet you will do a fine job on revising the website. I can't wait to see what you do with it. That is nice of you to offer your house to your friend. A daily 3 hour drive sounds like a lot to someone undergoing chemo and radiation. I hope she takes you up on the offer since you have been through it also. Does the elbow and shoulder bother you more when you are on the computer? Hope you get your rain.
Suz I would buy produce from you if I lived by you. Nothing like home grown. My son has a little garden that he is making bigger. He enjoys growing corn, carrots, cukes, peppers and watermelon. I didn't realize that Tony Little made a scale. I have an ab video of his and it is a killer.
Ann you sure are getting more than your share of visiting drs. You all should be on first name basis by now. How was your lunch out?
Karen how nice to have your mom with you for a few months. I didn't realize that you led an aerobics group. Good for you.
I officially started my diet this past Monday. It is hard-I realize that I snack and taste way too many things. I check in with *********** every day to keep straight. Now I have to get going with the exercise part of it.
Have a nice weekend. It is going to be really cold here or so the weatherman says.

flaggies
01-18-2008, 09:36 PM
G'day all,

Suz I would also be in line to buy your fresh produce, a bit far to go;)
I regularly go to our local little market where besides all sorts of second hand stuff, there also people who sell their home grown fruit and veg, nothing like the home grown variety.

Thank you for your confidence in my web designing skills Peggy!
I have a meeting with them next week and will get more of an idea what they are after. I believe they want to get away from the 'medical' look of the site and have more before and after stories. Some of the 'miracles' these very clever surgeons perform are indeed life changing for their patients.
I will share the results of the website once it is up and running, probably in a couple of months time.

Hope you are enjoying your Mum's stay Karen. Aerobics is about the only excercise I used to enjoy, its a pity I had to give it up due to all my pains and aches:(:(

My daughter told me about a program called 'Ergominder'. It is a posture and exercise reminder for computer operators.It is some software you download on your computer and it pops up a window every 45 minutes (or whatever time you choose) with an excercise to do.
At her work (government department) it is installed on everyones computer.
I have downloaded it and it is free for 2 weeks, I might buy it at the end. I always have good intentions but never get up and do something, I could be sitting 5 - 6 hours at a stretch before I finally get up to use the loo or something! A pop up window to remind me to have stretch or whatever would be good.

Have a great weekend all,

Cheers
Maria

Lizziepie
01-20-2008, 11:30 AM
Good Morning:
We are in another cold snap. Down to 45 this a.m. and we had to be up and out by 7:30 today as I was playing the piano for our early church service. BRRR!!! I did go well, for my first teim. Now I will be doing this every other week. There is another chap who will be on the off weeks. That's good.

All these Dr. visits were the follow-up's to all the tests. Just one more tomorrow. This one will determine if DH has to have more iron infusions or if he is 'rusty' enough for a while.

Maria: I know you will do a great job on the web site. You always do. It will be fun to see what you do with it. I'm glad that you can get relief with the physical therapy and hope you'll let the therapist get at your knee too. You will be good for your friend, since you can relate your experiences to her. A three hour drive would be very difficult after chemo and/or radiation.

Suz: Your produce farm sounds good. Wish we were closer too. Do you grow organic food stuffs. There seems to be more and more call for that in the stores now. Do you grow corn? I suppose it will take a couple of seasons to find out just what your customers want. And what about strawberries? We used to go to Wolfe Island and pick berries most every year. They were so good. Much better than the Florida berries.

Peggy: We had a great lunch. There is a fruit place near here that also sells lunches and strawberry shortcakes during the season. When the citrus is finished then they close. They have wonderful soups, and their specialty is grapefruit pie. I've never tried it, but people say it is very good.

I hope to get back walking now, and be better able to concentrate on the program. We keep learning that it is a change of life style. But I guess my problems come from not wanting my life style and eating to change that much. That is what makes it work.

See you later. Ann

suz
01-21-2008, 06:14 AM
Morning Ladies
We sell our veggies as All Natural which is our way of getting around having to pay $500 to $1000 per year to get to call our veggies organic we only put compost, well aged manure and a cover crop of winter rye in the gardens We grow most of the basics plus about 4 or 5 differnt lettuces and this year we are adding mustard greens, Kale, rapinni, (similar to broccoli ) new raspberry canes and some vidal grapes we also grow watermelon, and cantouple I used to grow corn but there a two many racoons around here

I have missed the last few for exercise its been very cold with wind chills in the -25 area and - teens during the day its a good thing I have exercise class this morning

Take care ladies Suz :carrot:

Lizziepie
01-21-2008, 05:13 PM
Suz- Your gardens sound great. Good luck with this years crop. All natural is good!

I haven't walked for several days now, and I need to get at it once again. It is frustrating to have so many things interfere, and the cold is one of them I suppose if I was accustomed to it, with the proper cold weather clothing, I wouldn't mind, but that is not the case here. And I am a wimp, since we would never get to the cold and wind that happens up north.

Hi everyone. What is going on? Had chorus rehearsal today, and I'd like to chuck the whole thing. I just don't have much enthusiasm right now. I hope that things perk up a bit.

Time for dinner. Ann

flaggies
01-21-2008, 11:49 PM
G'day all,

My scales don't tell me I have lost much BUT....I had a spray tan this morning and I FEEL very thin;):D;):D

My daughter in law has regular spray tans and she talked me into it. It definitly is a better option then sunbaking and risking skin cancer.

The big thing in Adelaide is the start of the 4th cricket test being played at our picturesque Adelaide Oval, Australia v India. We have a dinner tomorrow night and then the first day of the 5 day test on Thursday. It is a very social occassion and I not only got myself a tan, I also bought a lovely black and white cotton skirt. It will be quite hot so the cotton skirt should be nice and cool.

Your veggies sound yummy Suz. How ridiculous the fees to sell your produce as 'organic', why the protection for the mass producers of all the non-organic produce????

Cheers
Maria

suz
01-22-2008, 05:57 AM
Hello Ladies
I really do enjoy the veggie garden it is satisfing to be able to go and pick the veggies right before you eat them nothing tastes as good as right out of the garden
Maria To be certified organic is not to protect the other producers but to be able to put that organic label on your produce and charge twice as much as the non organic I do not do that I sell my stuff lower than the stores and if we have a lot of stuff left and we have what we want I will take the extra stuff to the seniors and give it to them I know a lot of these people in our community and know its hard on a fixed income and they do enjoy the fresh stuff

Take care Suz :carrot:

survivor
01-23-2008, 05:20 PM
Well, girls, I just read the last page and it is good to keep up with you all.

Suze, I would love to have your vegetables. I am a vegetarian and have never met a vegetable I didn't like. We are cold here, but I cannot understand how anyone can live in below zero cold, but that is just me. I am just miserable when it gets to freezing anymore.

Well, I am tired of going to doctors for low thyroid. Yesterday I went to the third doctor and it is still low. She upped my meds again. Maybe eventually. I know that I simply cannot lose weight. I think the only way would be to eat 17 points a day and I just can't do that.

Maria, did you have to stand naked to get the spray-on tan? That would be a deal breaker for me. Nobody is prepared for THAT here. What a neat idea to have a reminder on your computer to exercise or stretch.

Karen, I am getting all your emails back. Do you know why?

Well, I am walking on the treadmill every single evening after work. Let me see if that makes any difference. My biggest son Kyle went on a diet and for two weeks ate "healthy" and said he gained 6 1/2 pounds. Welcome to my world! I think he thinks if he eats healthy, he can eat endlessly. Wrong!

Just about have beat January! I do not like this month!

Have any of you ever watched or got involved with "The Biggest Loser"? Since the writers' strike we have certainly watched more reality shows, but I don't like the Dance Wars near as much as Dancing with the Stars. And we might watch Idol this time if they can ever get through those first auditions. We have a little nerdy looking guy who is one of the first 50. His name is Kyle and they are really milking that nerdy image. He is a sweet boy.
Glenda

Lizziepie
01-25-2008, 09:11 AM
Glenda: I do agree with you about 'Dance War's" It seems to me there is so much hype about the 'war' between KerryAnn and Bruno, before the competition ever starts.

We are back to 40 deg. this a.m. I much prefer the warmer weather. And to think that we used to bundle up for the really cold weather, sometimes below zero. I hope to never have to do that again.

Off to Cruves now. Ann

survivor
01-25-2008, 05:10 PM
Girls,
Just a thought today. By the way, where are you all? We are still huddled inside seeking warmth. Anyway, I will be gone the next four days. Monday I have the cataract surgery and Tuesday is my recuperation day. If possible, can you exclude me from the emails for just that time. Otherwise I will come back with a mailbox way too full.

Sure hope I can see better when I "see" you again.
Glenda

painter5
01-27-2008, 04:15 PM
I was going to start a new thread but I can't figure it out. Sometimes I can.
It is sunny out today which makes the cold bearable. It should melt whatever little bit of snow is left over from last week.
Suz I would love to buy your veggies. You have a clever way of getting around the organic. Have you grown raspberries before? My son gave me a start but I can't get it going.
Karen I have been getting your mail returned also.
Maria how long does a spray tan last? I have a little spray kit that I should try now that it is winter and I can cover it up if it is horrible. I glad it makes you feel thiner. LOL
Glenda good luck with the surgery. Now you will be able to see how young and gorgeous we all are. I watch bits and pieces of the Biggest Loser. All I know is that if Jillian was yelling in my face she would scare the weight off.
Ann-hope your dr visits are at the end. Will you be playing the piano at church every week? I watched a little bit of Dance Wars and didn't like it.
Is that nasty cold going around where you all are? My fil has it and my mil is in the hospital with bronchitis. Everyone sounds like a frog. I am forever washing my hands and disinfecting. I don't want it. It is allover the school.
See you all later.

suz
01-28-2008, 03:11 PM
Hello Ladies
the weather here is damp and cold and tonight we are supposed to get snow, then freezing rain and then rain tomorrow I have no energy today and I am feeling bloated

My DH and I went to town today after my exercise class to pick up more materials to finish the closet in our room and this si the second time that they have not had the size biflod door we need We did manage to get everything else, so again we will have to go back and see if they have the door

Nothing much else is going on here Take care Suz :carrot:

flaggies
01-28-2008, 10:13 PM
onto the next thread all.....

Maria