100 lb. Club - Menu/Accountability/Daily Plan - week of Sept 29 - Oct 6

09-29-2008, 07:16 AM
Are you looking for some accountability? A place to list your menu or your daily plan? Then this is the place for you!! Feel free to join us!

09-29-2008, 07:17 AM
Good Morning everyone. Just thought I would get us started this am. Have a great day!

09-29-2008, 09:08 AM
Good morning, Friends! Happy Monday.

Today was my official weigh-in and I managed to grasp ahold of a 1 pound loss for week 2. Not bad considering I didn't get on the treadmill once last week and I allowed myself to veer off-plan this weekend. I'm not sure exactly what was going on in my head. We went shopping on Saturday and I didn't plan ahead for a restaurant meal. I allowed myself to order a meal that was way out off plan...because I deserved a treat for all of my hard work. Jeeze, when will I learn! I also quit tracking my foods on Daily Plate. Today, I'll track every bite and I will do 60 minutes on the treadmill.

Today, I begin training for my new position at work. I'm so excited to have new responsibilities and challenges! I'll be on a much tighter schedule and must make pre-planning meals and snacks a priority. I won't be going to the fitness center for a few days. Our area has no gas, so I need to conserve what we currently have in our tanks. Thank God that Paul and I work from the house.

Have a great on-plan day.:D

09-29-2008, 10:32 AM
Happy Monday chicks! Is that an oxymoron?
I was very, very bad last night. I had made an apple crisp for the kids and had a plan for myself, fresh homemade NSA apple-pear sauce with yogurt, which I ate and it was delicious. Then for some reason I decided to sample just a tiny bit of the apple crisp, which led to a bit more, which led to a small serving with a scoop of ice cream. Same boat as you Rhonda, I know better, who knows where these little moments of insanity come from? I have made one for them a couple of times in the last month without any problems, but I guess they will just have to have apples or applesauce along with me for a while. Lots of water today should get me back on track. I'm also going to focus more on serving sizes for a while. I don't want to go back to calorie counting, so if I can just tighten things up a bit, I shouldn't need to.

Rhonda, have a great first day in your new position! No gas? That's kind of scary! I've been trying to keep our tanks full just in case. And I called to get the oil company to fill our tank a month ahead of schedule.

Thanks for getting us started mj, have a great day!

Today's Plan:
B: oatmeal breakfast bar, hardboiled egg, coffee with milk
S: 1/2 cup refried beans with salsa and cheese
L: veggie-lima bean soup, salad with Goddess dressing
S: skim latte (1/2 cup milk), bean brownie
D: roasted asparagus, salmon
S: 1 cup fat free yogurt with 1/2 cup apple-pear sauce

Have a great day accountability chicks!

09-29-2008, 11:55 AM
Hi again!

Rhonda--Good luck today w/ starting your new position, not that you will need it, of course. I heard about the no gas situation on tv yesterday. Pretty scary!

Schmoodle--Ok, so you slipped up last night...new day, fresh start, right?!

I am feeling pretty icky today again...my knee and my head again (still). I am going to skip my workout tonight, just don't have it in me, plus w/ my knee hurting so much it might be better to let it go for today. We'll see....I will NOT use that as an excuse to eat off plan, though.

09-29-2008, 12:35 PM
Hi Chicks!!! I logged on to my sister's computer to come by and say hi. My vacation is going well. It's been raining....but..ya,know - I rainy day on Cape Cod is alot better than a sunny day at work. Dh and I stopped in Albany on the way and had supper at a wonderful Italian restaurant. I ordered green beans with marinara sauce. Wow....it was wonderful! I am going to do that when I get home. Just a little parm cheese....yummy. We stopped at the Norman Rockwell museum. It is an amazing place with many of his original painting. They are treasures and so beautiful in person.

My food has been pretty good. Last night a couple of cookies and some ice cream. I am feeling pretty positive that I can enjoy a few indulgences and not make it into a binge-fest.

Rhonda - good luck with your new position...so exciting.

Mj-- yes, the ring helps. It's a good reminder because it's on my right (eating) hand and I see it when ever I eat!

Schmoodle - the canoe trip sounds great. What a wonderful nsv to be able to do. Sorry you've had some sadness with another forum - that can happen.
As for eating extra sweet...life happens, food happens...and we carry on!

I'll try to check in again when I can

Take care...........

09-29-2008, 01:32 PM
Hi Ladies!

I sound cheery, but you know, my cold is subsiding - so therefore it must be replaced with some other ailment - I woke up last night with huge stomach cramps, and huge diarrhea (YUK, sorry TMI). My body is always keeping me on my toes.

As is always the case in my world, no one can be healthy around here for long. One of DS's has to go to the Doctor today with an ear infection. I'm terrified to drive there in case I need to "go", but he really needs to go there, so I'm packing extra clothes for myself just in case. Wish me luck! What is up with that!! I'm sick of being sick. Hence the gym, and getting stronger and hopefully a stronger immune system. Many of you might remember that I was sick often too when I first started in January. Well, I guess this time is no different. I just don't want to face another obstacle, do you know what I mean?

The garage sale was a BOMB - I made $2.50. WOW, enough for a coffee, not even a starbucks. What a waste of time!!

Girlygirl- yes, those setbacks are hard. But you are still losing and that's great.

Schmoodle - you were not very bad! Very bad would be off track for days/months ...you are picking yourself up again and moving forward and that's SOMETHING in my book.

Mj- I'm really sorrry to hear about your knee. It really seems to be bugging you all the time. I really hope it gets better soon. Hey exercise is great, but 80% of weight loss (in my mind, I know this is debatable) is what you put in your mouth, so make ever bite count.

Beverly, those green beans sound yummy! Glad you could check in with us while you are on holiday :)

Okay, so I'm off to be with the kids, get DS to Dr., go to swap tonight and get rid of junk and hopefully not bring too much home with me, THEN I hope to hit the gym. I need to be pretty sure I have this tummy trouble under control if I do go, I don't want to explode at the gym!

Cheers, Ginger

09-29-2008, 03:34 PM
Hi again. I almost talked myself into going to the gym, but I have really decided not to go. My knee is really swollen and I don't want to hurt myself more.

Beverlyjoy--Great to hear from you! Sounds like you are having a great time. Mmmm those beans sound yummy!

ginger--Oh no!!! How is ds's ear? That stomach thing is going around here too...I really hope I don't get it! Sorry to hear about the garage sale. That's a lot of work for not much $! Thanks for the reminder about my food. I just know I do so much better when I am exercising (I feel better too!) I am sick of dealing w/ my knee too....but not ready for the surgery, yet. It may be time for more physical therapy. Look at me, diagnosing it myself....guess I should wait and see what the ortho says!

Ok, I'm going to go get my ice pack. Yes....I actually keep one in the freezer at work!

09-30-2008, 08:38 AM
Good morning, Friends,

I must keep it short today. I have a project due before training starts at 9:00. Training for my new job is going well. I really think I'm gonna enjoy working for the first time in a while. There will be quite a bit more stress...at least initially. I must be on guard with my eating and not turn to my old friend, food, for comfort.

Yesterday, I wogged for an hour and did the weights at the fitness center. This was the first time I worked out in over a week. My hamstrings are quite weak this morning. I wonder how sore I'll be this time?

Have a great on-plan day. I'll drop in later this afternoon to be "personal."

09-30-2008, 01:40 PM
Hi everyone! My headache is finally gone! My knee still hurts, but I can live w/ that.

Rhonda--So glad to hear the training is going well. Great job at the fitness center yesterday! I'll bet you are less sore this time.

I totally overate last night. It was all healthy stuff, well, except for the bday cake, but still too much food. So, new day and a fresh start for me today.

There is some work drama going on and I am determined to stay out of it. It doesn't involve me and I will not get sucked in.

I am going to the gym today. I will ice my knee as soon as I get home, but 'babying it' isn't helping so maybe doing a little something will be good for it. I know, it sounds weird, but there is a 'balance' I have to find. My physical therapist taught me things to do/try and luckily some of the machines at my gym are the same as at my pt's office. So, we'll see what tonight brings......I will NOT overdo it, that certainly will not help!

10-01-2008, 05:30 AM
Good Morning! One of the dogs woke me up WAY too early, so I thought I would pop in before work.

I did go to the gym yesterday. I didn't do a lot, but it felt good to be there. It didn't make my knee hurt any worse, so that's a good thing.....I am going to go again tonight and see what happens. I see the ortho tomorrow and we'll come up w/ a plan.

I have a hair appt today and I can't wait! Still not sure what I am going to have done....definitely hilights and a trim, but not sure if I'll do anything drastic or not.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Have a great OP day everyone!

10-01-2008, 09:11 AM
Good morning, Friends.

Today, I'm back in training which is going well. I'll also be wogging for an hour and going back to the fitness center for some weight training. Speaking of weight training, I've noticed that I seem to be developing some muscles in the bum and it feels strange when I sit. Crazy, huh? Maybe I'll get a J-Lo bootie!

MJ - A new do...how exciting! I hope it turns out exactly like you want.

I noticed yesterday that I was tired from too little sleep and a bit stessed from the work training. Also, my protein % was too low. I was fighting cravings for carbs and sugar all afternoon. I handled it fairly well by eating only on-plan foods, however, I ate too much. I need to really watch my protein today.

Have a great on-plan day.

10-01-2008, 12:36 PM
Hi everyone,

MJ - I vote for drastic! Glad you went to the gym.

Rhonda- I'm struggling with protein too, and I am overeating though I am doing great at the gym. Arg! I just need to find balance!!!!!!! Hope you have a good on plan day today.

k. I gotta run to piano class with the kids,

10-01-2008, 12:53 PM
Rhonda--Sounds like you are doing really well. Keep it up! Nice, a J-Lo bootie!!! All that hard work is paying off!

Ginger--Ha! I am always brave, UNTIL I get into the chair.....

So, still not sure what to do w/ my hair. Luckily I LOVE my hair stylist. I have been going to him for years. I am sure he will help me come up w/ something.

Ok, I need to eat my lunch, get ready for a meeting, then my hair appt!!!!

10-01-2008, 08:00 PM
My hair came out great! Can't say it's drastic, but it is pretty much back to my natural color!!!! The hilights had gotten REALLY light in the sun this summer (too light in my opinion), so my stylist did low-lights. Now it's dark brown (the natural color) w/ some carmel-y pieces. It looks really nice and healthy.

Then I went to the gym, or should I say attempted to go to the gym. I was there for all of 15 minutes and my knee was screaming. So, before I broke down in tears, more from frustration than pain, I left.

I stopped at the grocery store and as soon as I walked (hobbled) in, it hit me that this was a BAD idea....I was hungry, feeling defeated and, fresh bread had just come out of the brick oven.....I totally resisted. You all helped me resist--I kept thinking about having to log on and be accountable!!!! So, Thank You!!!!! I ended up w/ some whole wheat pasta. Just waiting for the veggies to finish roasting (they were already cut up and waiting for me at home) and the past to cook. Phew, that could have been BAD!

As soon as I eat I am going to take some pain meds and rest w/ the dogs.

Hope everyone is doing well.

10-02-2008, 08:14 AM
Good Morning! Thanks to the pain meds, I was able to get some sleep last night. Most things are better w/ a good nights sleep!!!

Today is eye appt day, then to the ortho later.

Next week I have my annual exam...so not looking forward to that, but it's very important so I will go. Plus, I have an AFLAC plan at work and I will get a $75 check (Wellness Benefit) just for getting my exam. My ins covers the whole visit, so it's $ that I will spend on myself for something fun. Not sure what yet....

Then I need to make a dentist appt for a cleaning and I should be set for a while!

Hope everyone is doing well. It has really been quiet around here.....

10-02-2008, 10:44 AM
Hi Friends,

I woke up with a sinus headache today. I took some medicine and went back to bed, but now I feel like I'm behind the curve on my work and training. Plus, the meds make me a bit muddled.:dizzy:

I did my C25K last night for an hour and went to the fitness center for weights. I'm glad to say that working out isn't making me feel weak and nauseated anymore. I've had two days in a row of so-so eating. I seem to be crazy hungry. I think it's because I'm a bit stressed with work and not eating enough protein. I really need to start planning better.

Ginger - Hope you are feeling better.
MJ- It is very quiet around here. Hope you knee doesn't give you too much trouble today. Have fun at the eye doctor and pick some groovy glasses. Maybe you should try some you would never have thought of wearing?
Beverly - Hope you are enjoying your vacation.
'Hello' to everyone else!

My scales are stuck this week. Part of that might be sore waterbound muscles and part is that I'm not tracking my calories. Today, everything gets logged on Daily Plate. I'm so close to my goal weight of 222. That is the weight I was on October 19, 2005 when I had my hysterectomy, entered menopause and quit smoking.

Have a great on-plan day!

10-02-2008, 11:47 AM
Hey !!

MJ- ohh...I have a few tears from your story. Feeling defeated sucks. I know that feeling well. Do you remember lynn's post about making quick decisions and making the rights ones (she was much more eloquent than I just was). I am so proud you made a good decision instead of turning to a bad one. Glad you like your low-lights!

Girlygirl- ugh- I hate headaches, I had one the other day. I hope you are feeling better.

Beverly - we are missing you for sure! Hope to hear of your adventures.

I AM BACK. I feel good, I went to the gym last night. I totally grooved it. I got asked out for coffee and I said no I'm hitting the grocery store after (which was true). I'm off again this morning. It's weird working out at night, and then straight back to the gym in the morning. My muscles are so sore that I can barely get up the stairs without groaning.

It's the eating I'm not being very good with. If I don't get that under control, all my hard work at the gym won't pay off. I need to see the scale move, or I WILL get discouraged :(

I need a plan I can live with. I'm going to fess up, I hate counting calories.

Cheers, Ginger

10-02-2008, 01:23 PM
Hi guys! Just popping in to see how everyone is doing. I am battling headaches, too. But I am back on track and dropped 2 of the regained pounds. I am counting every calorie that goes into my mouth.

Here's to a great October!

10-02-2008, 04:42 PM
Hi Folks,
Just wanted to drop in here and keep myself on track. So far ok today...I admit I had a bit of office chocolate...2 mini twix bars :( but I accounted for it, i'll still be in line with my calories etc. for the day. Other than that I'm right on plan, I haven't smoked since Sunday, I've eaten well all week, I'm lacking in the exercise so I need to get on that. For the rest of the day I'm not touching junk and I'm going to try to get a quick walk in this afternoon if nothing else.

Tonight is grocery shopping...and hopefully I can get that done and make it home in time for the VP debates...I can't wait... the debates are my favorite part of election time. So exciting. Anyway I've got a list, I'm sticking to it so I can be on base with healthy food and also with my budget for the week.

10-02-2008, 06:03 PM
menu for the day:
B- 2 ryvita wasa bread with 1 tblspoon natural peanut butter, banana
S- cup of grapes, strawberry yogurt
L- 2 cups spinach, radishes, onions, cucumbers, can tuna, 2 tblsp sour cream and dill, rice cake with 1.5 tblsp rasberry preserves
S-orange and white cheddar rice cake
D-soft taco. Lean ground beef, cheese, lettuce, onions, salsa and sour cream on a whole wheat large tortilla
S-hard boiled egg and two honey oat crackers

according to fitday that's just over 1600 for the day.

10-02-2008, 09:50 PM
Rhonda--Hope you are feeling better. You are getting stronger already from your workouts! Great job!

ginger--Thanks. I do remember lyn's post. I really meant it when I said thinking about all of you and having to 'own up' to eating a bunch of junk helped more than you will ever know! The old me would have gone straight for the mozzarella sticks, but I would have baked them in the oven so they would have been 'healthier'!!! LOL! So glad you are feeling good! You will get the food on track. Think about not wanting to waste all of your hard work at the gym by eating _______, that works for me sometimes.

lyn--Great job!!! Keep it up!

yogagal08--Welcome! I think you are doing very well...no smoking since Sunday--that is awesome!

cfmama--Mm, your menu reminded me that we haven't had tacos in a while...

Beverlyjoy--Hope you are having a wonderful vacation!

Schmoodle--hope things are ok w/ you.

Ok, so the good news first....my eye appt went great. I picked some glasses that I actually like. They are totally different from the ones I have now. Then dh and I went to lunch, which was fun.

Then on to the ortho....that's where the not-so good news comes in. My ortho wants to move forward w/ surgery. Or at least the first surgery that he can do. (He has a plan B, which is MUCH more drastic and he would only do as an absolute last resort). Talk about feeling defeated! I really don't know what I expected him to say, but I really wasn't expecting that--at least not yet. He did take more x-rays and the damage under my kneecap is worse than the last set. I actually got teary as we were discussing it. He was WONDERFUL!!!! Especially when we were talking about how I am FINALLY doing what I am supposed to be doing (losing weight and working out). He told me not to stop--just be careful. He did give me another injection (at my request) since the last one is the only time it didn't work. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this one will at least help. It is going to take a loooooong time to get approval for the surgery...it is part workers comp and part commercial insurance and they ALWAYS fight over who isn't going to pay. Usually involves a trip to the lawyer and sometimes a workers comp hearing. Sounds fun, huh?!

I will NOT use this as an excuse to stop doing what I know I need to do. In fact, quite the opposite. I will do my best to lose as much as I can and be in the best shape possible before the surgery even happens. If I am going to drag myself around on crutches for a few weeks, I want there to be less of me to drag!!! My ortho told me not to work out tomorrow, but if I feel ok I can start again on Sat.

10-03-2008, 08:58 AM
Good morning, Friends and TGIF!

My scales aren't smiling yet this week. I have 3 more days to make them work for me. Tomorrow night, we are having our neighborhood ladies' night here at my house. These nights are typically filled with yummy food and drinks so I must be on my guard. I've considered just sipping on a single glass of wine throughout the evening, but I haven't decided for sure. I'm starting to wonder if wine might trigger my migraines. I've not been having my nightly glass of the red since I went back on plan and the number of headaches has gone down dramatically. Of course, removing tons of sugar and processed foods might have the same benefit.

MJ- :hug: Hang in there!
Lyn - Congrats on your loss! :carrot: Hope the headaches are easing.
A big Hello to everyone!

Have a great on-plan day.

10-03-2008, 04:05 PM
TGIF is right!!!! I didn't get groceries last night, so I have to go tonight...UGH! This will remind me, once again, why I dislike grocery shopping on Friday nights (but it's still better than Saturdays!)

Then it's home to rest. Yippee....an exciting night for me!

Rhonda--Have fun at your ladies night.

10-03-2008, 04:54 PM
Menu for today:
breakfast- 1 cup steel cut oats/1 tablespoon pb/1 small banana
snack- orange and slice of cheese
lunch- 2 cups black bean soup, garden salad with greek dressing
snack- yoghurt and pear
dinner- chicken with marinara sauce on brown rice with raw cukes, redishes and carrots
snack- 2 rye wasa breads with pb and a blueberry fruit cup.

so far so good!

10-03-2008, 10:21 PM
MJ- I am always so impressed with you! Not letting this injury rule your world. Surgery sounds scary, but it sounds like you are in good hands.

Rhonda-good luck with the ladies night!

Welcome CFmama!

How are you Yoga gal!

I miss you Beverly!!!!

Lyn- awesome on the two pounds. God I love your blog! It is so inspiring and thoughtful.

Okay, so today I did a whopping 2.5 hours of cardio - spin, treadmill, and elliptical. I also did some abs. I'm sore. Big time!!!

I did eat a great salad at lunch, oatmeal at breakfast and tonight I ate some leftover rice pasta with sauce. I have had a few (okay more like 15) organic chocolate covered almonds already in the afternoon. I still don't feel I have a good handle on my eating.

In another area in my life, I am on a strict CASH only budget for October. I want to see where my money is going, because things are getting a little scary around here. DH is reluctant, but is trying it. I only have 50.13$ left for this week for groceries, I think I'll make it!! Plus my pantries are so full, I'm sure I could skip buying for a few months (except milk and fruit/veg) and I would have tons of food STILL leftover. It's an idea I'm toying with to help pay for xmas presents and/new running shoes I desperately need for the gym.

Okay, enough babbling. Happy weekend everyone!


10-03-2008, 11:07 PM
Thanks for the welcome everyone!!!

my menu plan for tomorrow:
B- 1 cup cheerios, 1/3 cup whole milk, 1 banana
s- cup grapes, slice of cheese
L- 1/2 baked-no skin chicken breast with a cup of sauce (tomato, mushrooms, onions, garlic) green salad with greek dressing, rice cake
s-2 slices rye wasa bread with jam, 1/2 apple
D- 2 small chicken ranch wraps (homemade tortilla's, baked chicken breast, lettuce, onions, 2 tablespoons ranch dressing) raw veggies (radishes, carrots and cukes)
s- applesauce cup and 4 oat/honey crackers

10-04-2008, 07:47 AM
Good Morning! I was up early again this am, so I decided to be productive....my cleaning is done, veggies are cut up, salad is made....all I have left is some laundry. I do have to run some errands later this morning and make a desert to take to a bday party tonight.

ginger--I am impressed w/ your workout yesterday! Great job! Good luck w/ the cash only budget. I am not feeling very impressive today, I am feeling pretty icky about the surgery. I just need to wrap my brain around it and realize that it WILL feel better afterward....unfortunately, I have been dealing with this knee for a long time...I first injured it 16 years ago. Also unfortunately, the first surgeon I went to (and who I allowed to operate 3 times) probably did more damage than good....anyway, I LOVE the surgeon I have now and I know he would not tell me it was time for surgery if he thought there were any other options right now. Ok, enough of that!!!!

So I am going to a surprise bday party tonight. I really don't want to go, but I kind of feel obligated, so I am going to go for like an hour. I plan to eat before I go, so food *hopefully* will not be an issue. I will just leave my desert for everyone else.

10-04-2008, 09:47 PM
menu plan for tomorrow (sunday)
B- yoghurt and banana
s- rice cake/jam and orange
L- black bean soup and mixed salad with greek dressing
s- cheese and crackers (4 honey oat)
D- (we're going to a friends bbq so I'm planning on...) 1 hamburger with bun and 1 cup potato salad
s- fruit cup and 2 rye wasa bread

10-05-2008, 08:34 AM
Hi Chicks! Home Sweet Home...always good to go, always good to get home. DH and I had a great trip to Cape Cod and a good visit with my sister and family. We had many drive to the ocean and beaches, had wonderful seafood, went to the Norman Rockwell Museum (fabulous!) and stopped in Niagara Falls NY for a peek at the gorge on the way home. It was a fun trip.

I love birds...and saw many fun ones along the way.

9 hawks
9 herons (4 were blue heron) Heron's are my favorite bird
7 wild turkeys
at least a dozen swans

My food started out pretty well and then morfed into a more bingey mode. It is what it is. I am planning for a good day today.

My foot is very sore from the trip and now I'll have to rest it the best I can. I have a one year plan for this foot. If I can't manage to live with the brace (makes my back hurt) - but, not wearing it keeps my foot hurting badly. - if I can't get this to work, I will consider the surgery that is only about 50% successful.


ice foot and REST it
log food

breakfast - kashi waffle, pnb, applesauce
lunch - chicken soup, steamed carrots
snack - cheese and crackers
dinner - don't know yet..DH has to go to the store
snack - oatmeal, fruit, milk

Have a GREAT day everyone.

Thanks to everyone for thinking of me!! I was thinking of you all too.

MJ - sorry to hear your knee is giving you trouble. I totally understand your frustration.

Ginger - so glad to hear you are back at the gym and feeling well.

Rhonda - sounds like you are doing well too. I sure hope those scales move for you....soon!

Lyn - congrats on your two pounds down!


cfmama - welcome...great food plans.

Where's Schmoodle?

10-05-2008, 09:58 AM
Good Morning!

Beverlyjoy--Welcome back! I'm w/ you....I like to go away, but I like to get home too! Your trip sounds wonderful! I haven't been to Cape Cod, yet, but I hear it is beautiful. Niagara Falls is awesome, isn't it? I didn't know that you love birds...we have a wildlife refuge near us and we see lots of eagles--which are so beautiful. There are lots of heron's and wild turkeys around too. I don't think I have ever seen a swan in person--that's cool! Good for you for planning for a good food day today. Take care of that foot! I hope you don't have to end up having the surgery.

I didn't do so well at the bday party last night. I wasn't very hungry before I left, so I didn't eat much. Then the guest of honor was running late, so by the time the food was put out I was really hungry. I didn't do terrible, just not as good as I wanted to do. I did pass on the bday cake--I really didn't want any, so that was good.

My knee feels a teeny bit better today. I was going to work out today, but I think I am going to give myself one more day of rest. I have my gym bag all packed and mp3 player all charged, so it's back to the gym tomorrow for me!

I was in a *funk* yesterday over the surgery, so I started doing some research online. Now I have LOTS of questions to ask my ortho when I go back...At least w/ this surgery he will be able to leave the ligaments intact...if I have to have the next one, I will lose them....everything I read, supported the fact that the stronger the supporting muscles are before surgery, the better--so, NO MORE EXCUSES!!!

Hope everyone is having a great OP day!

10-05-2008, 11:33 AM
Hi Ladies!

Welcome back Beverly! Sounds like a fabulous vacation :) I'm so glad to hear you are jumping right back on plan. Sometimes it's so easy to take another day, a few more days, a week...etc...to get back to "normal".

Mj- Glad you did lots of research. Surgery is scary and the more you know the better prepared you are. As for the party, it is what it is. Move on! Hope you have a great on plan day and that knee gets the rest it needs.

Okay, as for me. Yesterday the kiddos slept over at grandmas so I went to the gym at 5pm (it closes at 6) so I got a short workout. This morning I am waking up to sheer silence - it's just after 7 now. It's soooooo peaceful, it's eerie. DH is still in bed. I'm going to have tea and some quick toast and then head to the gym now and get-er-done!

Okay, so if you are into Jillian Michaels - here's some online stuff of hers where she shows workout moves. http://www.efit-today.com/public/department55.cfm I've tried some of the links, some are videos, some aren't...you have to play around on the site. I found some arms and abs, back and chest and legs ones.

Oh, and I've been denied health insurance. I actually found out a few days ago and I'm peeved. It's just a position I never thought I would be in. I have so much to say about it, but it's just too much to pour out.

Off to the gym,