30-Somethings - 30 Somethings Chat Monday Aug 4th

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08-04-2008, 07:58 AM

Well, another week, another chance to lose pounds, eh??

Valerie, sorry aobut the day yesterday. HOpe you are feeling better today. and that hubby is out of the doghouse :)

Fergi, so glad that you had a nice time on vaca!!! And you had lots of activity, good for you!!!

Got in my workout already...had to get up early. Cady has VBS this week, we need to leave by 8:15, and she need a shower...I was just too beat last night to give her a bath. So...gonna drop her off, then hit Kohls, and do some cleaning (hopefully).

Off to the showers for me. Hope everyone has a super day!!!


08-04-2008, 08:30 AM
Morning, everyone!

Welcome, Cheryl!! :welcome2:

Holly, good luck with the rest of your semester, what are you in school for?
mamatoni: I am going to have my Associate's Degree in Appliled Science and will be a Registered Health Information Technician. (RHIT) Basically anything to do with patient information and medical records, including coding. I have to finish this summer semester, and then I have 3 left - or basically 1 last year. It just sounds better to say 3 semesters!!

pmasci - Good morning!!

Good morning to everyone else. Here's hoping we all make it through Monday!! :crossed:

08-04-2008, 08:32 AM
Morning all. I'm here...tired, don't really want to go to work. I think my body is starting vacation early LOL.

poppy-sorry about the key situation...hope you forgave dh.

fergi-gald you had a great vaca. Can't wait for mine.

have a great day all!!!!!

08-04-2008, 09:22 AM
Good morning everyone! I got up early and worked out so I may be tired later today but I feel good now. :) I have to take my 2 boys for a hair cut today and the youngest has a dr appt this afternoon. My daughter gets to just hang w/Grandma and Papa all day while I run boys here and there. :) It should keep me busy--plus the heat index is supposed to be well over 100 today so that will be fun. Well, on to getting kids ready for the day. Have a good one! Rikki

08-04-2008, 09:34 AM
Hello everyone. This is my first time posting on this thread. Looking forward to meeting people here. I am from the island of Barbados and today is Kadooment Day (Carnival time) and a national holiday. I won't be going however as some friends and I have planned a beach lime. It should be a blast if the rain doesn't fall.

Hope everyone has a great day.

08-04-2008, 09:45 AM
Mornin'... monday has once again come. Off to work I go. Just wanted to wish everyone a happy day.

Yes, hubby is no longer is the doghouse but I was piiiiiiiii-sssss-ed. But I just went to bed because I was exhausted. The good news is that I got to log all the extra walking into my sparkpeople!! LOL

Talk to you all later!

08-04-2008, 09:46 AM
Kick... we posted at the same time!! LOL

WELCOME!!!! Oooo... Barbados...

lois lane
08-04-2008, 11:55 AM
Mornin' everyone!

kickemjenny, WELCOME! Enjoy your holiday, sounds like fun!

Pam, I don't know how you get up so early and function enough to post.

fergi, welcome back glad you had fun and got your exercise in.

I got up and worked in my garden, I'll just consider that my workout cause now I'm bushed. I replanted some plants where some others had died. I have absolutely no luck with impatiens. I came home once and I said "hey where'd they go?"

I have to finish my coffee then head to the shower.

Have a great day all!

08-04-2008, 01:46 PM
Hi KJ!!! welcome to our part of the forum.

Alicia...I go to bed before 10 pm...that's the only way I can get up early, and getting up early is the only way I can guarantee a workout. :)

08-04-2008, 02:00 PM
Good morning everyone!

:welcome3: Cheryl and kickemjenny

GG where are you leaving to Italy?

Hi Pam

Alicia good to see you!!!! are you still working? I have been kind of out of the loop for a little while, it seems like things are slowly getting back to normal here! finally!!!

Valerie I am glad DH is out of the dog house!

Today I am a very happy mom! DS went to summer camp this morning for the very first time ever, he was so excited, I had tears in my eyes when DH and him left this morning, they were happy tears.

I had a great weekend, very busy, super busy. Saturday DH took the day off and we went antique shopping, that's what I really wanted to do for my birthday and it was a lot of fun!
I don't know what I was thinking when I planned 2 different events at my house back to back on Sunday. I had my book club at 9:30 am with 10 women, cooked breakfast, baked muffins, on and on... and at 1:00 PM I gave a jewelery open house party for my next door neighbor she makes incredible jewelry, we had about 15 women come over, it was a lot of fun, it was a lot of work and it was a lot to clean up, then after all that, I had so much food left over that I invited my other neighbor with her kids to come and help me clean the fridge as it was PACKED!!!! :yikes: there was so much food left over. But it was all great and I got so see all my good friends on my birthday weekend.
I am afraid of getting on the scale after all that food!!!

Have a great day everyone!

08-04-2008, 02:34 PM
happy monday everyone! Thanks to all of you who responded with your own personal mini-goals, it is fun to read and helps me think of some other goals I could make for myself. I weighed myself yesterday and was up to 208.5 but was down to 207.5 again this am. Unfortunately my ankle is really bothering my so no run for me today, I might try to go for a bike with the kids if it gets warmer...Having an old high-school friend come for dinner tonight, haven't seen her in like 10 years. I'm kind of nervous about the evening, I think I weighed like 170 last time I saw her, and while I am proud of my losses, it is hard to know that she will be seeing the gain, not the loss. :(

kickemjenny, WELCOME!

happy2be, I love having a packed fridge :D Something very primitive in me really likes that all that food is there to feed my family. Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Alicia, do you have a flower garden and a veg. garden?

Valerie, sorry to hear about your rough night. :( Glad you got a good walk in though! :D

Rikki, sounds like a busy day! I used to really want twins, thought it would be fun, but more and more it just sounds like a whole lot of WORK! :lol:

GG, hope work went okay, how many days left?

Holly, sounds like a lot of technical classes :dizzy:

Fergi, sounds like a great vacation, welcome back!

Pam, I hope that I can get my butt in gear and follow your example of getting up early to work out. Are you a morning coffee person? Silly question I suppose, but do people who work out in the morning drink coffee before? after?

Have a great day everyone!

08-04-2008, 03:51 PM
Hi All! :wave: Busy monday here!

lois lane
08-04-2008, 03:52 PM
Hanna, it's good to see you! Is Sean going to day camp or will he be staying over night? Sounds like a fun weekend.

Toni, I only have a flower garden this year. I did have veggies last year and all that I had any sucess with were tomatos. If I weigh myself too often it drives me crazy. It goes up and down alot. Enjoy your visit tonight with your friend!

08-04-2008, 04:04 PM
Hannah, glad you enjoyed all your celebrations...did you find any good antiques??

Toni, don't worry about your friend. I know it's easy for me to say, but you have had two kids, and this is what happens to most women!!! I'll bet she'll just be super glad to see you...enjoy the visit! As for my morning, I get up, have two cups of coffee while I watch the news/infomercials (love those things) then go for my walk. I do two miles in about a half hour, so it's brisk, but not a jog. I was joggin for a few months, but my knees started hurting. It does feel good to know it's out of the way though, and it gives me some alone time before the kiddos get up.

08-04-2008, 10:21 PM
Oh... the weather! It's so sad and rainy out there. I want to go out for a run, but I'd melt out there in about 5 minutes. We have SIL's treadmill here for storage, but it shakes and squeaks so badly I can't hear music. So I go on the bike for awhile. I went to the fancy gym 10 km away to ask about drop-in fees, and they invited me into the back office to talk to a 'fitness counsellor.'
I am in no mood to be High-pressure-sales-pitch-ed, so I said, no thank you (nicely.) I asked for a brochure, they don't have one, but if only I'd go into the back..... NO!
So the 'counsellor' came out and asked me to come back with her, so we could discuss--- NO!!!
I finally found out the drop in fee ($10), and I am reluctant to consider joining them permanently, but in the winter, the snow is SO BAD, I can't exercise outside. I will have to think on this.
Have a nice evening, ladies.

08-04-2008, 10:44 PM
Welcome Kickemjenny!!

Toni--Too funny. Yep, whole lot of work AND a whole lot of fun.

Well, my food intake was not great today--ate out for lunch and supper. I didn't snack and I did have a good breakfast so those are my positives. Tomorrow is yet another day to do better...

08-04-2008, 10:48 PM
evening all..nothing really exciting going on here. Work was work. Hey to everyone...sort of tired tonight...too much to do. Hannah to answer your question...i leave on friday for italy...can't wait. Night all!

lois lane
08-04-2008, 10:54 PM
I go back to work tomorrow ):

GG, I won't be back till Friday so I want to wish you a safe trip. Lucky Girl! Hope you have a wonderful time!

Hey to everyone else. I think I'll go to bed early tonight. Hope everyone has a great week!


08-04-2008, 11:17 PM
Evening Ladies,
Welcome to Cheryl and kickmejenny! You will love it here!
Sorry I was mia last week and this weekend. I didn't feel good Tuesday night through Thursday. I think I might have had a kidney infection. So I just drank the cranberry juice and took it easy. Then we had the stepkids this weekend. Yesterday had another miragraine headache. So went to bed at 9 and got up at 9:30 today. My meds. knocked me out. This evening I mowed the lawn for 2 hours and 20 minutes. I only have about another 20 minutes left, but it was getting dark. So I will either finish it tomorrow or have my dh do it.
Pam congrats on your new niece. I bet Aunt Pam is going to spoil her. Am I right?
Toni, enjoy your dinner tonight with your friend. My mini goal is to be around 220-225 when I got back to school on Sept. 2nd. Plus to get back in the habit of excerising again after taking a week off.
Fergi, glad you enjoyed your vacation. Sounds like you got a lot of excerising in.
Lauren, glad that your mom is doing better. Hope her pain is lessening with each passing day.
Holly, those 3 weeks will fly by. How long will your semsemter break be?
Hanna, glad you had a nice birthday and a great weekend. So glad that things are going good with Sean. Remember my bipolar student I had last year. While his fostermom emailed me today to tell me that he is coming back next school year and that they are going to adopt him. I was so happy! Plus they invited us to his birthday party this coming Friday. I am hoping that we can go.
Alica, had to laugh about the car comment. Hope it was worth trading a computer for. Your dh sounds a lot like my brother. He will trade anything. My grandpa use to call him Fred Sanford. Hope you enjoyed your day off!
GG, sounds like you got a few great deals yesterday at the outlet. So the countdown is on for vacation now. Hope this week goes by fast for you.
Valerie hope today was better for you. Had to laugh at your comment about the extra walking for your fitness log. Hope your TOM is more bearable today.
Hi to everyone else. Starting to fall asleep. So I better close for now. Will check in with everyone tomorrow. Have a nice evening!
Take care,

08-05-2008, 01:25 AM
Hi all,
I didn't go to sleep yet. When I was getting ready to go to bed my dh came home. He had taken the boys to football practice this evening. While there, they had a parent meeting. He told me that I would have to work one game during the season in the concession stand. I am a little upset about this, because you would think their mother could get up off her lazy butt and work the stand for her kids. She is getting off scott free. She is not having to shell out any money for the boys to play. We have shelled out $150 already for them to play. Plus whatever gas money too for taking them to practice and home. I told my dh that I would work one game, but by gally she has to work one too. If not, she can get all the pop the boys need for the concession stand for all the home football games. I hope that my dh sticks with this and tells her that she has to do it. Or maybe I should change my name from Kerry to Welcome Mat. Since I feel at times people walk all over me, but when I ask for favors they are no where to be found. Thanks for letting me vent. Chat with you all tomorrow. Maybe I can get some sleep now.