30-Somethings - 30 Something's Daily Chat Monday, July 14




mcmommy2
07-14-2008, 07:24 AM
Morning All....the kiddos got me up early...so welcome to Monday!


GatorgalstuckinGA
07-14-2008, 07:43 AM
Morning all...got up this am and took the dog for a walk. Its been 5 days straight of rain so therefore dog was excited to go for walk. Now i just have to get motivated to go to work.

mcmommy-i'm enjoying my days before kids... everyone who has kids tells me to enjoy my sleeping in while i can. Once kids come along...no sleeping in.

hollymommy
07-14-2008, 07:54 AM
Good morning! This is hollymommy - I posted an introduction yesterday, but it was in the wrong spot - sorry!! I am 33, married, have 4 kids and I work full time and go to school. I am currently at work - I have been here for 45 minutes. I am getting ready to go ride the excercise bike (we share office space with a rehab clinic and they let us use their gym) and do some crunches. Then at 9:30ish I head off to school for 2 hours, then it's back to work until 5:30. Good thing I packed healthy food for the day! Anyway, that's me in a nutshell. Good morning to everyone!


KAR73
07-14-2008, 08:14 AM
Morning Everyone,
Hope you all have a wonderful start to the week! Sounds like we all had nice weekends!
Welcome Hollymommy! Glad you joined us. So what are you going to school for ? Sounds like you have a great plan on losing your weight. Looking forward to getting to know you.
Erin,don't you love it when you can sleep in and you get woke up early. I know that in a month, I will have to start getting myself use to the going to bed at a certain time and waking up earlier than I already do. So what are your big plans for today with the kiddos?
GG, sounds like the volunteering is going to be fun! Still lol about the bodies in the closet comment. Enjoy your walk this morning! How far do you walk with the dog? Enjoy your day at work!
Hi to everyone else. I need to get my butt in gear, get a 45 minute workout in, eat my breakfast, get my shower and get ready to go to my doctor's appointment at 10 . Then it is back home to mow the lawn. Don't know what else I'll get into for the day.
Well you all have a wonderful day! I will check back later with you all!
Take care,
Kerry

PearFreak
07-14-2008, 08:23 AM
Mornin' All!!! Just waiting for the hubs to wake up so we can head off to the gym. I am ready and rearing, and hoping for a great work out. Hoping to have a lazy day today, and catch up on the housework. Not much planned today.

Welcome Hollymommy, I am pretty new here too.

hollymommy
07-14-2008, 08:41 AM
Wow, it seems like all of you are much more motivated than me in the mornings! I used to do a workout before my morning shower, but since I have a hard time dragging my butt out of bed early enough to get the kids to daycare and to work at an early enough time that I can get school and work in and get in almost 8 hours of work...well, maybe you can see why I so tired in the mornings!! Kerry, I am going to school to be a Registered Health Information Technician. Basically, that's anything and everything to do with Medical information and patient charts (both paper and electronic) and coding - there are a LOT of things RHIT's do. GG - something to look forward to - yes the kids will get you up early for a lot of years, but then you get to be like me, and the older ones put on cartoons for the little one, and they all sit there watching TV like zombies until parents get up! They come in and say good morning, we are going to watch TV, and then I get to go back to sleep!:carrot:

Morning all!!

Kofarq
07-14-2008, 08:56 AM
I have to brag, I'm sorry! We're getting a new car today! I would have been happy with a nice, little, couple-of-years-old decent car, you know, something pretty, and new-to-me? We went into the Mazda dealership last Fri, and DH-to-be starts pointing at shiny cars, and saying things like rust-proofing, and Sport Package, and Power this and Power that!!! And some kind of warranty where if anything goes wrong, the dealership pays for it for 5 years, including oil changes! My knees started to shake! He says it's because he works in Alberta, and wants me to be safe, but holy cow! More importantly, he let me pick the car I wanted!
Yes, I realize how lucky I am!
**On another note, my DD is 11, and gets up, makes her bed, and has cereal in front of cartoons for an hour or so on non-school days, so her lazy mother can sleep in a little.
Now, I'm going to clean up the garage, so the new car won't be ashamed of us when it gets home!

poppyseeds
07-14-2008, 09:04 AM
Welcome Hollymommy! :)

Congrats Kofarq!!! Getting something new is always fun!! Drive it in good health!!

I am not motivated in the mornings at all... add me to the list of those who sleep in. My kids started taking care of themselves in the morning a long time ago. They are 15 and 11 now and don't bother me at all in the morning. They just get up and do their own things... LOL They know mom is just a walking zombie in the morning and will tend to get in your way as she stumbles about. The longer mom stays in bed... the better!!! LOL

Have a wonderful day everyone! :)

LBH
07-14-2008, 09:35 AM
Kori, :welcome: (not sure if I said that already!) Congrats on the new car! So what did you get?

Holly, :welcome: that's great that they let you use their equipment! Sounds like you have a pretty flexible schedule.

Pear, cool that you and DH go to the gym together.

Have a great day all! :wave:

CCmomof5
07-14-2008, 09:46 AM
Hey Chicks!

Just a quickie this morning, I'll check back in later with my pictures I took this weekend.
DH and I went out on Sat for our anniversary, to Applebees, Starbucks and Lowes. We bought some stuff to finish out the room we just painted. It's really sad when thats what our "dates" have become, and we like it.
Didn't get much exercise in this weekend, I worked hard outside in the yard but nothing on the bike or running. We did take the kids to Holiday World yesterday and spent the whole day playing there. I was so tired I didn't get up until about 8 this morning when the dogs were barking like crazy to go potty.

Hope everyone had a good weekend , I gotta catch up on posts and I'll chat more later. Trish

fergi
07-14-2008, 09:52 AM
Good morning. I hope everyone is having a good start of the day.

I was sick again last night. I have gastritis and it is awful. If you have never had it then you won't understand. The pain is horrible. It is like a baby that has gas. You know how there stomach gets bloated and hard and they cry uncontrollable. Well that is me. It gets so bad that is feels like my ribs are going to rip open and it also feels like my stomach is going to explode. It will put me in the fetal position. So I suffered from that all weekend. When I lost the 15 pounds it totally disappeared. But I gained it back and now it is back. It is very hard to sleep when this is going on.

Pearfreak I get the waffle stuff from Target. It is the organic mix and you add the eggs, milk, and oil. Which are also organic. I did not tell me husband that everything I cooked that morning was organic until after he ate. He asked what my deal was with the organic stuff. I told him that it is better for him and it does not have all the added chemicals and hormones. I wish I could find more stuff that was organic. I buy what I can. But yes his birthday breakfast turned out so good.

Hope everyone enjoys their day.

Fergi

WantsSkinnyJeansBack
07-14-2008, 10:06 AM
Hi everyone! Happy Monday!

I just joined 3FC this morning. I really need a support system. Its so important for me to have women to relate to and have motivate me. This is going to be a frustrating road. I am trying to lose the thirty (ouch) pounds I have gained over the past five years... and I am starting TODAY!
I think my metabolism is very slow now. I cannot lose weight the way I once could, so the first two weeks are often the most difficult for me when I start a new "lifestyle"--- I rely too much on the scale.
Today my goal is an hour cardio session in the morning (leaving now for the gym) and an hour this evening before dinner.

Talk to new friends soon, hopefully!

Tracie

Gracesmommy
07-14-2008, 10:28 AM
Good Morning Chicks,

Welcome Tracie and Holly.

I hope that everyone had a good weekend. I went off plan and had a small vanilla ice cream yesterday. I had just completed 3 hours of weeding so I thought I "deserved" it. But both my garden and my home look fairly neat today.

I had a rough night with teething last night, these molars can be horrible.

Congrats on the new car Kori!

My plan for this week is lots of fiber and to make it to a spin class four times this week.

mcmommy2
07-14-2008, 11:30 AM
Hello All!

GG- Yes, life before kiddos was sooo different. I love it both ways. They are only 3 and 4 months so no doing their own thing yet!

Kerry- Even though no school, we are still up early!:) I don't mind it though. On certain days I still take them to daycare b/c Nate is a bear to drop off if he doesn't go. We already worked out and plan on just playing and relaxing today.

Tracie/Hollymommy/ Angela-:wel3fc:

Trish- Sounds like you had an enjoyable anniversary. Congrats!

Kori- :woohoo: That's awesome about the car....yes lucky indeed...can he speak to my husband?

Pear- I wish my hubby would join me in my efforts...he doesn't really need to but it would be a whole lot easier if he ate healthy too and worked out!

Gracesmom- I hear you on the ice cream. Yesterday we went to Cold Stone which has awesome ice cream!!! I actually passed up cake and cookie batter flavors for sinless sans fat sweet cream with strawberry and blueberry mix ins. I was proud of myself but really wanted the dang batter flavored ones!

Fergi- I am sorry to hear of your condition. That sounds just awful!
I am totally on board with the organic. When I found out about the whole baby bottle issue and then learned more about all the chemicals in everything, I just thought it was time for a change. I shop at a place called Whole Foods where everything in there is natural or organic. I even use natural shampoos, washes, and baby stuff. My son doesn't know the difference between regular and organic spaghetti os....

Poppy/Lauren/Kim/Joan/Pam and all the rest- Hello and enjoy your week!

KAR73
07-14-2008, 02:29 PM
Afternoon All,
Welcome Tracie! Sounds like you have a good plan in place to lose your 30 pounds and change your lifestyle! Good Luck to you. I know that you can do it!
Erin, I know because I can't really sleep pass 8 or 9 during the summer. Hope you enjoy your day of playing at home with the kiddies!
Fergi, sorry to hear that your weekend wasn't that great! Hope you are feeling a lot better today!
Trish, congrats on your anniverisary! Sounds like you had a nice date out with your dh. Sounds like you put in a workout anyway this weekend, working in the house and the yard.
Kori, congrats on your new car! So what kind is it? I hope you enjoyed cleaning out the garage!
Gracesmommy, hope your day is going good. Sorry to hear that your had a rough night last night. Your treat sounds yummy!
Hi to everyone else! Hope your day is going great for you. I got my 3 mile workout in this morning, went to the doctor's, got gas to mow the lawn and in the van, got my new sunglasses from the eye doctor's and then came home. Eat lunch and then started on the yard. Didn't get very far and the mower quit. So the neighbor is working on it right now. Just hope that I can finish the lawn today. Since I set the time aside for it today. Plus it is not that hot out today. But this week is suppose to heat up here.
So I guess I will go read for a few minutes.
Chat with you all later.
Kerry

pmasci
07-14-2008, 02:49 PM
Hey girls!!

Sorry been MIA this weekend. Friend had a surprise 40th party for her DH on Sat...I had to do the cake, get her kids, etc, so I was tied up all weekend. Then slept over her house on Sat.(Sun AM...slept from 3am to 6am, ugh) then came home yesterday and laid around/napped. Party was super fun.

Today I have been cleaning all day. Kids are outside on the slip-n-slide. NOt much else going on lately.

gotta get moving again. Will post individuals later.

Welcome to all the newbies!!! So glad to have you here!!

Okay, ladies, talk later.

Pam

Gracesmommy
07-14-2008, 03:12 PM
Baby is currently napping! Todays third load of laundry is in the dryer. I have chicken marinating in the fridge for tonights dinner. I love love love this time of day.

Happy anniversary Trish.

Sorry to hear that you are in so much pain Fergi, are you confident that losing weight will improve it for you.

Pam I hear you on the three hours sleep although it sounds like you reason for being up late was a bit more fun than teething.

knitta
07-14-2008, 03:21 PM
Hi everyone!

After wandering around, checking out different groups, i think this one's the one for me (after all, i'm in my 30s, right?).

i'm Knitta, i'm 32, and living with my bf. After years of sort of floating along and slowly gaining weight, i did roller derby for three years, which kept me pretty fit and strong (big girls are actually a plus in derby!). Unfortunately, this year, i had to retire because of a foot injury. So, of course, without practicing several times a week for two hours at a time, i gained about 20 lbs. Yowza.

I kinda coasted on that, too, but i finally had one of those angels-singing epiphany moments: no one's going to do this for me. And my mom has a lot of heart trouble; i don't want to end up in the same sitch.

So, here we go! i just finished my first week, doing a DIY Weight Watchers thing (i follow the plan, but didn't join), and i lost five pounds! Hooray!

Anyway, i'm glad to be a part of the group!

LBH
07-14-2008, 03:39 PM
Knitta, :welcome2: Glad you joined us!

poppyseeds
07-14-2008, 04:03 PM
:wel3fc: Knitta!!!


:congrat: on the 5 pounds!!


Edit: I wanted to check out your blog but the link takes me to the main blog page. You can update the link in your profile to go right to your own blog... :)

knitta
07-14-2008, 05:36 PM
Ahhh... this is what i get for not reading directions (all of my grade-school teachers heave a big sigh). ;)

Let's try that again. i think i have it.

KarenK
07-14-2008, 06:06 PM
Hi guys!!

First off, WELCOME to all of the newbies. It's great to have you here.

We had a BD party to go to over the weekend where the entertainment was a reptile man. My little girl who is scared of the dog next door was all over the lizards, bugs, frogs and snakes. She was pushing the older kids out of the way to hold them. Shudder!! She definitely does NOT get that from me. I have some pics that I will have to post.

Glad to hear that everyone had a great weekend. Ours was great and busy! I was glad to get back to normal a little today. I've still got one load of laundry (out of three) to fold, so I'm a little behind.

I have been eating so bad this weekend. My favorite and most craved meal is brown rice, WK corn, and black beans. Can we talk straight starch here? I just crave it ALL THE TIME!! I hated black beans (and cilantro) until I was pregnant with Cass and now I can't seem to get enough of them. What is going on with me? Think I'm trying to get caught up on over 40 years of not eating them?

I hope everyone is having a super Monday!!

LBH
07-14-2008, 07:26 PM
OK, Karen, what is WK corn?? I started eating black beans a few years ago and LOVE them now! :lol: I"m always looking for recipes to use them in. :lol:

mamatoni
07-14-2008, 07:40 PM
lots of new people to welcome!

Just popped on to say I achieved my summer goal!!! I biked to town and back while pulling my kids in the trailer. I am soooooo exhausted right now. My FIL said it is 10 miles one way...the way home was so much harder! I think the hills were conspiring against me, up hill both ways, I swear it! :D

I'll write more after I can function as a normal human again...

mamatoni
07-14-2008, 09:05 PM
double post

GatorgalstuckinGA
07-14-2008, 09:36 PM
Hey there...just thought i'd say hi. Work was very very busy. didn't get home untli 8.45 but that's life. Tired and worn out today. That's why i try to workout in the am. I don't usually walk my dog very long when its the morning of work, however, on my days off...dh and i like to hike her up a small mountain near our house that is about 3.5 miles.

hey to all the newbies. Hope everyone is well.

SunshineCA
07-14-2008, 09:39 PM
Happy Monday everyone! :) I know I'm late but better late than never. :)

We got off to a late start this morning. I was up "playing with my hubby" 'til the wee hours of the morning. :dizzy: I caught about an hour or so until I had to get up to take my daughter to summer school. I also had an assignment but fortunately it ended early. :)

Anyway, my weekend went well. My daughter and I spent a lot of time together. Rare moments for a teenager. ;) We did the medi/pedi, dining out and shopping. We tried to hit the movies but nothing held our interests.

I made good choices but I did have a Cadillac Margarita, or two, when we went to a Mexican restaurant. Although I did resist the chips and salsa. I usually don't allow them at the table but my DD likes them.

I noticed I gained a couple of pounds. I'm a daily weigher so I can pretty much pin it down to a couple of goofs. I'm not too concerned but I didn't want to go into Phase 2 with extra pounds. Well, what can ya do? I transition tomorrow and won't look back. ;)

Hope you all had a wonderful day. May your week be a success! :)

:welcome2: to the newbies!!

happy2be
07-14-2008, 11:41 PM
Hello everyone!
wow it has been busy around here.
We had a great weekend, it was busy but great!
Today I had a root canal and I am not feeling to well, my mouth hurst a lot, I am taking pain medicine but still hurts.

Sunshine someone had a good time last night :blush: I am glad you were able to spend nice time w/dd, I love your attitude about not looking back!

GG Sorry you had a long day, I had to take Zurg to the vet today they needed to check his a/glands, he had probles with them about a month or so ago. I am so glad I don't have to extract them...

Toni you got a work out! good for you.

Karen what a great idea for a bd party. I am glad you had a good time.

:welcome2: Knitta what is roller derby? congratulation on the >5Lbs!!!

Pam sound like you had a great weekend, I love your cakes, what kind did you make?


:welcome3: hollymommy!

Hi Kerry! were you able to finish your yard work?

Kofarq congratulation on the new car! enjoy it!

Hi Pearfreak, :welcome3: did you have a nice relaxing day? I have not gone to the gym in a while, I wish DH would go w/me, but he is not even a member of any gym you are lucky dh goes w/you!

Trish happy anniversary! I hear you on how the "dates" change!
never heard of Holiday world, but glad you had a nice time w/your family.

Fergi sorry you were sick. :hug:

Tracie you sure came to the right place for support :welcome3:

Gracesmommy sorry about the baby teething, that is so painful for little guys :hug:


I think the pain medicine is starting to work, I am going to bed!

See you guys tomorrow

H

SunshineCA
07-15-2008, 12:10 AM
Sunshine someone had a good time last night :blush: I am glad you were able to spend nice time w/dd, I love your attitude about not looking back!

:o Thanks!

WantsSkinnyJeansBack
07-15-2008, 11:02 AM
Hello everyone!
wow it has been busy around here.
We had a great weekend, it was busy but great!
Today I had a root canal and I am not feeling to well, my mouth hurst a lot, I am taking pain medicine but still hurts.

Sunshine someone had a good time last night :blush: I am glad you were able to spend nice time w/dd, I love your attitude about not looking back!

GG Sorry you had a long day, I had to take Zurg to the vet today they needed to check his a/glands, he had probles with them about a month or so ago. I am so glad I don't have to extract them...

Toni you got a work out! good for you.

Karen what a great idea for a bd party. I am glad you had a good time.

:welcome2: Knitta what is roller derby? congratulation on the >5Lbs!!!

Pam sound like you had a great weekend, I love your cakes, what kind did you make?


:welcome3: hollymommy!

Hi Kerry! were you able to finish your yard work?

Kofarq congratulation on the new car! enjoy it!

Hi Pearfreak, :welcome3: did you have a nice relaxing day? I have not gone to the gym in a while, I wish DH would go w/me, but he is not even a member of any gym you are lucky dh goes w/you!

Trish happy anniversary! I hear you on how the "dates" change!
never heard of Holiday world, but glad you had a nice time w/your family.

Fergi sorry you were sick. :hug:

Tracie you sure came to the right place for support :welcome3:

Gracesmommy sorry about the baby teething, that is so painful for little guys :hug:


I think the pain medicine is starting to work, I am going to bed!

See you guys tomorrow

H
Thanks H !!!

Hope you are feeling better!

Tracie

PearFreak
07-15-2008, 10:51 PM
Wanted to reply on this thread, even though it isn't Monday anymore... Hope that is alright. :o

mcmommy2 and wantsskinnyjeansback... yes, it was my DH who was the one who got me in the gym. He's the gym buff :D . I just joined the gym a few months back and wished that I joined earlier. But, what can one do. I am loving it, and by going with him, and having the kiddos in the daycare there it is great motivation. :carrot:

mamatoni... AWESOME job on the bike trip... uphill both ways :eek::bravo: . We have a tow behind, but my dh is the lucky one to have it behind his bike. ;)