30-Somethings - 30 Something Chat Tuesday Sept 9th




poppyseeds
09-09-2008, 08:44 AM
Morning all!!!

Off to work but wanted to stop in and say HI! Have a great day all!!

PS - RR... great news about SD... hope everything works out for you!


PearFreak
09-09-2008, 08:59 AM
Morning All. :dz:
Filling up on my morning coffee at the moment, but in a bit I am headed off to the gym. Then coming home and cleaning and doing laundry... all that fun stuff :rolleyes: . I so need a maid. Anyone want to come and be my maid :^: . I seriously hate mopping the floors and washing the walls. UGH, UGH, UGH! I don't mind doing the laundry- so it will be an even trade off... I'll do your laundry you come and clean the floors and walls. :lol:

Well hope you all have a lovely Tuesday today... chat later :wave:

Christina S
09-09-2008, 09:26 AM
good morning...just popping in quickly....woke up early today...have a lot to do before i get off to work

pear: great job getting up early for the gym...im with you...i need a maid!

poppy: have a wonderful day at work

hope everyone has a wonderful day!


oh2bthintoo
09-09-2008, 09:51 AM
Good Morning /afternoon everyone
I'm having astrange day today - one of those where my body seems to be three steps ahead of my brain!!!!
I am an Occupational Health Nurse and today I'm doing some health promotion work on site about blood pressure checks. I feel a bit contradictory giving out advise about how to lower your BP when I'm stood there 70lb over weight!!!! Oh well least I'm doing something about it!!!

Have a great day everyone

LBH
09-09-2008, 09:55 AM
Mornin'!

Oh, my mom is a nurse and a diabetes educator and she used to always feel soo strange because here she is teaching people about how to live a healthy life with Diabetes and she was soo overweight. She had a gastric bypass and is now skinny. :D

Christina S
09-09-2008, 10:17 AM
oh: keep the faith...you are working on changing your life to make yourself healthier!...just know you are doing the right thing...no matter what anyone else may see or think!...good luck today

KarenK
09-09-2008, 10:23 AM
Good morning chicks.

I'm doing fair today. I've gotten the AM chores and my workout done. Believe it or not, my body is SORE!! I can't believe how sore it is. I had to lay off the push-up type exercises 'cause they made my shoulder hurt so much. So today I did the strengthening things that did not include push-ups and my regular aerobic stuff. Whew, it's amazing how hot/tired you can get hula hooping! My calves are SO sore. LOL.

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

SBD Sass
09-09-2008, 10:28 AM
Morning all!!!

Off to work but wanted to stop in and say HI! Have a great day all!!

PS - RR... great news about SD... hope everything works out for you!

Have a great day as well!

Morning All. :dz:
Filling up on my morning coffee at the moment, but in a bit I am headed off to the gym. Then coming home and cleaning and doing laundry... all that fun stuff :rolleyes: . I so need a maid. Anyone want to come and be my maid :^: . I seriously hate mopping the floors and washing the walls. UGH, UGH, UGH! I don't mind doing the laundry- so it will be an even trade off... I'll do your laundry you come and clean the floors and walls. :lol:

Well hope you all have a lovely Tuesday today... chat later :wave:

Not a chance!!! Maybe when you get a maid I can borrow her?? :D Have a great day even though you have to clean.

good morning...just popping in quickly....woke up early today...have a lot to do before i get off to work

pear: great job getting up early for the gym...im with you...i need a maid!

poppy: have a wonderful day at work

hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Good morning. You probably won't get this but have a good day!

Good Morning /afternoon everyone
I'm having astrange day today - one of those where my body seems to be three steps ahead of my brain!!!!
I am an Occupational Health Nurse and today I'm doing some health promotion work on site about blood pressure checks. I feel a bit contradictory giving out advise about how to lower your BP when I'm stood there 70lb over weight!!!! Oh well least I'm doing something about it!!!

Have a great day everyone

Nobody is perfect so don't beat yourself up. Have a great day!


I am at work after having yesterday off and I so don't want to be here!!!! I have yet to eat my breakfast too. I'll go do that now.

Christina S
09-09-2008, 10:28 AM
karen: great job on the workout...i have a question...is your hula hoop weighted?...i was looking into doing that but not sure how it works..thanks

mamatoni
09-09-2008, 10:50 AM
Hi there everyone, it's been a while.

I've had a HARD time transitioning to being back at work, I don't think I have exercised in...like 2 or 3 weeks:( Been kinda depressed, felt off if you know what I mean. Gained 5 more pounds from my last post...sigh....I need to get my head in a better place.

There is a new 24 hour gym opening up right near my work. I am going to check it out and see if we can afford it, I think I could get up and go before work. I feel so much better in general and about myself when I exercise, I need to find a way to fit it in.

Hope everyone is doing well and has a great day.

LBH
09-09-2008, 10:51 AM
I never was good at hula-hooping! :lol: Never saw it as an exercise thing!

How are all our Kindergartners doing now that school has started? I was gonna post this up top, but not sure who all looks up there. :lol: Anyway, go post your responses up there!

Kofarq
09-09-2008, 11:56 AM
I have to finish getting the house tidied up, so when I go back to work in a few days, I won't have the house hanging over me.
My DD keeps sleeping in and doesn't know the exact time the bus comes, so she hasn't caught it yet. She's in Grade 7, and I'm getting a little tired of driving her. I told her she had to bring the bus schedule home today or she has to clean out the garage. I also charge her half an hour of chores for the ride.
Wow. I read that and it kind of makes me look mean. I won't delete it, because it's the truth, but I will say she is a happy kid. Well loved and a little spoiled. We laugh a lot in our house. (just not this morning!)

IrishJoan
09-09-2008, 12:07 PM
Kori ~ you don't sound mean at all. Sounds like you're trying to raise a responsible kid. DS forgot his lunch box at school yesterday so I told him that he has to eat a school lunch today. Horror of horrors! He asked me why I was being so mean;-). This is the third time that he's left his lunchbox and I'm hoping that it'll be the last. I'm taking my little one up to school to have lunch with him just to make sure that he does actually EAT.

Toni ~ good seeing you! How is school going? Don't be so hard on yourself for falling off the wagon. I don't work outside of the home and fitting exercise in isn't easy. I can't imagine how tough it would be if I worked a full-time job too. I will say though that when I get up early to exercise it makes my whole day go so much better. Hope that the gym is within your price range.

pmasci
09-09-2008, 12:37 PM
hey all...busy here. Funny since Dd started kindergarten, I feel like I have less time to be on here. Maybe because I'm spending more "quality time" with her than I did during summer...who knows??

Anyway, sounds like most of us are in a kind of rut. 'Cept you Valerie...you're awesome! I am too. I mean in a rut, not awesome. although you could ask my husband, he proabaly thinks i am, lol. I haven't gone above 150, but my stomach is really out of shape, seemed like it was better before. I haven't walked a full two miles in about two weeks in the am, but I did it today, and I felt great. Eating has been good, haven't logged it though, so I'm sure I'm consuming more calories than I'm willing to admit. Ah, well. Back at it, right girls!!??

Joan, morning exercise does make sucha difference, doesn't it? Keep at it!!
oh, and Frankie forgot books at school yesterday, he lost tv & game priveleges...worst thing in the world for him. He seems to be getting better , though about responsibility. I think 4th grade is the big year for that. A lot different than last year.

Kori, I agree with Joan. You're doing a great job...the way most kids learn is by being punished, and hey, she's a part of the family, right? She should have to help clean. Good for you!

Hey toni...don't beat yourself up. It's so easy to get off track. Hope the gym thing works out!

Alicia, boy you got it made...they even help with homework?? That would be FANTASTIC!!

Hey to Christina, Lauren, Karen, GG (nice bike, girl!), Lisa, Hannah, etc. Hope you are all well.

Welcome to Sass and Oh2...you've come to a great place!!

Off to check out the kids post...chat later!

P

poppyseeds
09-09-2008, 04:18 PM
I feel a bit contradictory giving out advise about how to lower your BP when I'm stood there 70lb over weight!!!! Oh well least I'm doing something about it!!!

Did you say in another post that you already lot 7 pounds? So you're not 70 pounds overweight anymore!! Only... 63...

See... doesn't that make you feel better?? LOL

poppyseeds
09-09-2008, 04:28 PM
Pam... thanks!!! LOL That made me feel good!! :) I'm just so determined this time to succeed, I see no other options and I want you all to succeed too!!

Toni... SOOOOOO happy to see you again!!! Shake it off girl and just start over! You can do it. All you have to do is make up your mind! You go guuurl!!!! LOL

mcmommy2
09-09-2008, 08:45 PM
Evening all.

Toni- don't feel badly. Being back in school is very difficult. You are running around like a maniac trying to get things ready and the kids start and you still aren't ready and you are trying to figure out this new bunch of kids while still getting in everything they need to know and balance out giving your flesh and blood kids the time of day and cook dinner and sleep. I am telling you, its impossible. And all you want to do is go down to the teachers lounge and get a chocolate bar. Exercise? Nope, not around here anymore.
It will get better. I swear. We just need to get back in the groove of school. Sometimes I think I would be better off in a job that was year round or a modified school that was closer to year round where I never really get out of the groove. The 24 hour gym may be a good solution for you. Let me know how it is going and know I am thinking of you.

Speaking of exercise, lets talk about how you all fit it in. I really, really want to be able to get on my elliptical which is right there in my bedroom but somehow, it just isn't happening. I commute an hour to work so I get up at 5 anyway and I am not sure if I would have time to squeeze it in or not but I would love you suggestions of how you fit it in.

I hope all is well and that you guys are doing okay. I am committed to being on here at least every other day since being back to work but it is hard. It is good to see so many of you pushing on and succeeding. Keep it up! -Erin

rileyozzy
09-09-2008, 09:14 PM
Erin - I am struggling with how to fit in exercise too. We have been in school for about three weeks and I have been doing pretty well with squeezing in at least 5 days a week. My evenings are pretty rough though. I usually run around 7 or so. And I am so tired. My husband has been awesome though and really helping me make time. And I have a student teacher this semester and so I get my grading done during the school day. I don't think I could manage work, kids, WW and exercise without all of this support. - alisa

KarenK
09-09-2008, 09:35 PM
Hey guys, I got in a Yoga workout tonight and I feel so great about that! That's two workouts in one day!!

Christine: I'm doing all of this with the Wii on Wii fit. Hula is an activity on there. I'll tell ya, it gets my heart rate up and that's what I'm after!

Have a great night everyone. I'm for bed ASAP!!

lois lane
09-09-2008, 10:22 PM
Just wanted to stop in and say good night.

Karen, you're really loving your wii aren't you? Good for you!

To all the teachers, let me tell you this...I started my job in May and I just got back into exercise. Yeah, 4 whole months. Not exercising really did me in. I didn't think it was helping me before, but obviously I was wrong. So if I can motivate you at all, don't be like me. My clothes don't fit right and it's a bad feeling.

Hope everyone is having a great night. I think I'm headed to bed shortly myself.

Night all!
Alicia

mist72
09-09-2008, 10:55 PM
Gosh, what a busy day! I'm so tired!

Kori, I take my DD to school each day and we also pick up her friend. It's not a big deal, the friend is on the way to school and school is near my work, but I still end up leaving about 20 minutes earlier than if I was just going to work, myself. The friend's mom picks them up from school. She'll be 16 in December and it'll be nice when I don't have to take her any more. (Really, she could ride the bus, but she wrangled a promise out of me in a moment of weakness, so there ya go.)

Oh2bthintoo, I'm a Medical Assistant and sometimes feel embarassed when I have to talk with people about their need to lose weight. But I've had to realize that when a patient is coming to us, seeking advice/treatment, it's our duty to assist them--it's not their duty to judge us. When I go see my doctor, she counsels me, so I guess that's my "payback". I just have to remember I'm doing my job!

Have a good evening, all:)