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11-02-2008, 06:21 PM
Good morning all!

Time for a new thread, haven't had much of a chance to visit so it was nice to see quite a few posts!:)

Ann yes I am still using the Wii fit but had a bit of a spell when I had the whooping cough. Did Holly end up getting one? Any chance of taking a photo of your quilt and showing it to us?

Suz you sound so busy with your garden. Is there anything you need to do (or can do) in winter? How large is your garden?

Gloria I only wish that I would never age by keeping busy, I don't think that is true somehow.
What a fantastic effort loosing 27 lbs:carrot::carrot::carrot:

Slavika nice to see you as well. I gather your friend whose husband had a stroke is the friend I met at dinner at your house. I am very pleased for her eventhough it must be difficult to have him cry and wanting to come home again. A very sad situation indeed.
Good for you loosing 5lbs. So you will be going to Maui again, sounds good.

Thank you to everyone for your kind words about my new look website.
I have been spending many hours on it and I am pleased it is now finished.

Alan is still in Malaysia, another 4 weeks and he is home again.

A very busy week, today grocery shopping and a bit of a clean up, tomorrow the Melbourne Cup, 'the horse race that stops a nation' and out to lunch and my yearly flutter on the races. Wednesday the grand girls and on Thursday I have a couple from England staying for 4 days.
We met them on our last trip and they emailed me to find out a good place to stay whilst they are in Adelaide.;)
They are in their early thirties and are on an 8 month world tour.

Of course Tuesday will also be an important day for America to choose their new president.

I must have breakfast and get going....


11-05-2008, 12:12 PM
Hi, girls. Hope you are doing well today. It is still beautiful fall weather here and I just do not want to let it go. We finally have the beautiful reds and russets on the trees but they are falling like snow. And, of course, the mess of falling leaves!

I am going through a thing this morning. Yesterday we got beautiful ceramic tile on my little bathroom. It looks so clean and pretty. As you know, more work is about to start with new formica on the vanity, a shower stall, sink, cabinet, newly textured walls and paint. So, this floor was just the first step. But, we have kept Miss Ginger in that room during the day. She is so good, but occassionally "goes" on the pad we leave for her and sometimes misses it altogether. Can't take that chance anymore. You know? So, we have left her in the garage with access to the outside through the doggie door. Leon is afraid she will escape, but I think she will be fine. Why did he plant that thought into my mind?

I know everyone is very busy. And we have such a blessing that all of us can agree upon: THE ELECTION IS FINALLY, FINALLY OVER!

11-05-2008, 06:27 PM
G'day all,

What an eventful day the 4th was and congratulations to all Americans on the election of a new president.
His speech in Grant Park, Chicago was very impressive, no 'high fives' or anything else of the usual hype but his message of 'yes we can' was spine tingling.
I hope he and America can realise the ideals expressed in his speech.
McCain was also impressive by his gracious acceptance of his defeat.
Truly a big day in history.

Another big first was the fact that I won $160 on the Melbourne Cup:D:D
I had a lovely luncheon and just picked a horse to bet on out of a hat as I have no idea about horse racing, well luck was with me this year and the horse came first!

My visitors from the UK are arriving any minute so I best be off.


11-10-2008, 05:55 PM
Maria, is it just you and me these days?

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. We had Makenzie all weekend. I love that child and she is fun, but also high maintenance. She is just so very sure that Grandma is her playmate that by the time they left, I took Advil and slept for 2 hours. She is so much fun but does need to be doing something all the time. But she sure makes me laugh a lot.

Well, maybe the next little step to my tiny little bathroom renewal will start tonight. I hope the carpenter will come and see what needs to be done. Just having that pretty floor done has helped my mood. And Ginger has done great in the garage with the doggie door. We also bought her a heater and she will just wear her shirts this winter.

Our middle son and Gina, his wife, bought a new Buick Enclave. They have had it 2 weeks and got in a terrible hailstorm. Isn't that awful? Of course, they will get it fixed, just shouldn't happen to a new car.

Well, it is raining cats and dogs and is cold. BRR! I think winter has come.

11-13-2008, 08:42 PM
It seems a bit that way Glenda that we are the ones keeping the homefires burning!
I know what you mean about Makenzie, she is very cute but yes they do get exhausting as much as you enjoy their company.
What a shame about the car, hail can certainly do some damage.

I am doing a website for an engineering firm, a young fellow just starting out. He is very nice but he doesn't know what he wants and I don't know much about engineering.
He will call to my home and we will do a bit of brainstorming so we both know what is required.

Summer is coming early and we already have had some hot weather.

Hope you are all well,


11-15-2008, 03:23 PM
Hi All- what is happening to our Thread? Are we all just too busy, or what? I know I used to come here every day, but now have slacked off. I get discouraged with the weight loss, or lack thereof. It just is not happening the way I'd like. And now I can't exercise the way I'd like since I have a stress fracture on my right foot. I have a soft cast and will go again on Monday to have it changed. then the Dr. says after another 5 days, all will be well. I sure hope so.

We had our craft festival at our clubhouse this morning. It was very good, and a lot of crafters with a lot of very nice stuff. I hope all the vendors did well with their crafts. I sold raffle tickets for a $100 gift card from Walmart. After expenses, we cleared $110 so that was very good. And of course everyone is hoping to get some help with the grocery bill.

Nothing else exciting around here.

Maria, I hope your project is going well. And will someone tell me some good news, that they have been successful in the weight loss dept. I need some encouragement.

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.


11-16-2008, 03:12 PM
Hi Ladies,

Sorry I've not been around for a while. I just had a rough time of staying OP there for a while and just didn't write much any where. Then we went on a trip to see Tony's son and his family in Indiana and on to Texas to see my family.

Ann I too needed some encouragment that this would work and I got it when I went home to TX. My sister and her daughter and her hubby do WW Flex. They all looked good as they have lost weight (not sure how much), but my real inspiration was my nieces hubby. The week before I got there he reached his goal and made Lifetime. We had a family gathering since I was home for a visit and my niece did the whole meal. She made everything WW friendly even the desserts. It was delicious. I came back home and got right back on WW Flex my 1st day back. This is my 4th day back OP. I can't exercise much either, but plan to eventually work up to 15 minutes 6 days a week on my stationary bike since my knees seem to do better when I ride it. I'm not doing much junk foods either. Doing more of the healthy foods, but I am eating things that I really like so that I don't feel deprived while staying within my points. I'm also making it a point to use my WPA too. I believe it will work. I just have to learn that it just doesn't work as fast as I want it to. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Glenda We got caught in some of that rain you had. Rained on us from TX all the way to this side of MS. I live in SC. We had clouds all the way home the next day. It caught up to us after we got home and rained here for 3 days. Can't complain though as SC has been in drought all year.
How terrible about the car. It can be fixed, but sure is a shame for it to happen to a new car. Little ones sure keep us on our toes. Our grandchildren will be here for Christmas and the young GD is high maintenance too. I kept her when she was little and she thinks we are supposed to play with her too.

[B]Maria[/B You sound busy with the website and smart too. I know just enough about the computer to get on visit a few site like 3fc and play games. Wish I had taken some classes to learn more when I was younger. Good luck on you and the young man getting the project together successfullyl

I'll try to do better about checking in more often. Hope everyone is having a good day.


11-16-2008, 09:45 PM
G'day all,

Nice to see you Trish...by the way you are NEVER too old to learn;)

I know what Ann and Trish mean about this weight thing, I was really hoping to make a little dent in the excess weight I am carrying whilst Alan is away but alas I have shifted very little weight if any:(:(

Talking to Alan last night did not make me feel any better when he tells me he has lost 7 lbs:mad: He is not quite sure how he did it other then being away from home there are not the many temptations.
Alan isn't really overweight so why couldn't I have lost the weight!!!!

Tomorrow I am off to see a homeopath. I am very tired of the little sleep I am getting and the constant indigestion, hopefully she will have a remedy that will help.
I know one thing that would definitley help and that would be the ability to turn my mind off when I go to bed at night.:dizzy::dizzy:

Have a great day all,


11-19-2008, 01:17 PM
Trish, I hope you listen to Maria. Gloria is so enjoying her lessons on her computer and is learning all kinds of fascinating things. You really are never too old to learn, and in fact, you can be awfully proud of yourself when you do learn something. I need help. What is the WPA you are mentioning. I too have had such a time with my weight. I am just hungry, darn it. Sounds like we are all having a bit of trouble. We all know those little girls can be pretty intensive when they expect grandma to be best friend, but I just love it. Have 3 boys and waited forever for this girl stuff.

Ann, so sorry you are feeling a bit depressed. I had two foot surgeries, one after another and felt that way too. Must be awful not to be able to be active. Another good reason to stay as active as you can. My sister was staying so thin and then hurt her back and has just ballooned up about 30 pounds because she doesn't move at home much anymore.

We are finally getting our bathroom going. Have the tile in and the sheetrock patched and the formica on the vanity and the new sink. Still lots to go, but I feel better now that the floor is pretty at least.

Maria, do some kind of meditation at night to get down from your computer highs. I used to do a yoga tape and it was wonderful. Not good sleep makes us all grumpy.

Peggy, Karen, Norma, Sally, please give me your thoughts on getting motivated on this weight issue. Glenda

11-20-2008, 10:58 AM

Just had to jump in and wish you all a Happy Holiday!
Patty: As Glenda said I have been going to the Apply store at our local mall for One to One lessons each week. In August my DH got me an IMAC computer and it is so different so I signed up for their one year classes. I have learned so much and I know there is so much more to learn. Going tomorrow 8AM to 9AM before the mall even opens. I will learn more about movies. I will try to send short movies to the grandkids for Christmas if I can master this.

As for weight I had a Diabetes scare in early May and was told to watch my Carbs. I have been doing that as well as watching my portions. As of this morning I am down 30 #'s. I can't believe it has just been that easy. I don't eat dessert, most breads, potatoes or rice or pasta. Well I will have pasta occasionally but when I do I measure. I don't know how much more I will lose but I am in no hurry... it took a while to put on so it will go when it wants to. :D

Maria Sorry to hear you are not sleeping well. I know what it is like to have the mind running on fast forward when you want it to stop. Alan will be home soon and that might make you feel easier. I hope so. As for Alan's weight... it is a man thing. Jack lost 20 #s the first month I changed the way we were eating. Just like that and he didn't even try!!!

Glenda: Will your bathroom redo be done by Christmas . That would be a great gift.

Ann: Hope your stress fracture is getting better and you will be back to your usual active schedule.

Our grandson Sean, who will be 17 this Christmas Eve has not been feeling well for the last two weeks. His mom took him to the Dr.s and they did all kinds of tests which came back negative. They, then, did a Cat Scan which showed stones in his Gallbladder and some near his appendix. He will be having surgery on Friday noon. It will be Laparoscopic and he probable will be in overnight. He is a very tall muscular boy more of a man size than kid but he is still considered Pediatric. Chris, his mom, who is a nurse, said he will be a hurting puppy for a while because he is so muscular but being a kid he will bounce back sooner that you or I would.

Karen, Sally, Norma and Peggy...hope all is well with you and enjoy your Holiday.


11-20-2008, 05:19 PM
Hi Everyone,

Maria - Thanks for the encouragement about the computer. I hope you get help for your sleeping problem. Isn't it sickening how men can lose weight so much quicker than us women?

Glenda - Will you bathroom renovation be a Christmas present? A mess now but will be great when it is finished. WPA is 35 pts which is called Weely Points Allowed in WW Flex pts on top of the regular pts we are to eat daily for the week. EXample, I get 26 pts a day, but I can have the extra 35 to spend however I wish during the week... eating out or special occassion ets. This past week I only used 26 of the WPA which I like because I ate out and wasn't sure how accurate I counted because I had to estimate.:congrat: on the 30 lbs lost.

Ann - I hope you are doing better.

Well I made the 1st week on WW and I lost 4.5 lbs. At this time I am enjoying the program and just hope I can keep the "mindset" I have right now.

Hope everybody has a good day.


Karen L
11-20-2008, 11:10 PM
Hi all, It's been along time since I posted or even answered any email. My heart has not been into it. I've been trying for the last 3 months to get used to a new pair of hearing aids and I finally had to give up after countless tears and lots of swearing. I now have a new pair again and am feeling some more of the same frustration. I will have to go back to see the man who is trying to help me. These are a little better but I still can't hear like I did before my others gave up the ghost. All this has not been good for me , My weight. My mood. I feel am so far into depression I don't think I will ever be normal again. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow morning I hope he can help me. On top Of that I am still having a problem with my iron count. And The blood specialist it talking bone marrow testing if I can't get it up by January. I'm wondering If there is any parallels between my trying to lose weight and iron count. I wonder if the doctor could check it out for me. I mean he takes my weight each time I do blood work. I'm sure it is all dietary. It is very hard to eat a a lot of iron rich foods unless I eat enriched cereal like Total. The the high iron tends to screw of the rest of my system.

I like the rest of you am struggling to lose pounds again. Granted it is not very much but a struggle just the same for me anyway. For the last year I have fought with the same 5 - 7 pounds I lose it. I gain it. I am finally back in my goal weight range but still need to lose 2 more pounds to be at goal. I finally was able to weigh in free tonight. Now I need to keep it off and with Thanksgiving coming up I know it will be hard . One thing I always do is journal my food. But the last 2 week I've high-lighted in yellow the junk i manage to get into. It was an eye opener. So I am trying to focus on good healthy food no junk!

Trish You don't really know me. I am here off and on . More off than on lately.
I used to be a weight watcher leader before I retired to Florida. I was able for many years while I worked to maintain a 50 # weight loss. Since giving up my job with them I have struggled. At one time 2 years ago I was up 16#. All due to, I feel ,to not attending meetings regularly. I did make it back to goal after 4 months but have had an ongoing struggle since to stay there.

Well thank you all for listening to my whine.

11-21-2008, 12:33 AM
Karen - You have a lot going on right now. I hope you will be able to get it all straightened out. I too have struggled with the same pounds all year, but some of mine was my attitude. Got to where I was angry about the whole thing. Almost gave up. I am back on track and hoping to stay here until I get to goal. However, right now I have so much to lose that I am just concentrating on staying OP knowing it may take a loooong time to lose it, but it is best to be losing something rather than nothing. Good luck on making your goal.


11-21-2008, 02:28 AM
G'day all,

Karen I can relate in some way to your hearing problem. Alan has hearing aids and I have to say I admire him for persisting. I probably would have thrown the things. We paid a lot of money for Alan's hearing aids (AUS$9000.00) so one would have thought they would be fantastic but not so.
He seems to be used to them now but it definitly is far from perfect.
It must be very frustrating for you and I am very sorry that you are feeling the way you are.

I hope you can get some help soon and be back to your old self.
You know you can always come here and have a bit of a rant;)

Wow Trish what a great loss:carrot:, keep it going!

I went to the homeopath and she is great but told me what I really know but ignore most of the time.
She said the light of the computer screen stimulates the mind, diet food has so many preservatives and artificial stuff which does the same.
Basically try and eat as natural as possible and perhaps avoid all diet drinks and foods, shut my computer down no later than 5 pm and try and go for a walk or at least sit out in the sun for a bit.
She has also given me a remedy and all in all I am sleeping a little better.
My indigestion is much better since I have tried to do some cooking for myself.

I have to go to the cricket club to help organise for an auction fund raiser, Alan normal would have done that....

Have a great weekend all.


11-21-2008, 06:36 PM
Maria - I guess we are learning more and more how we need to avoid preservatives etc. When I talked to my nieces husband who had made his goal weight thru WW, he told me what he eats. I was impressed with how much natural foods like fruits and veggies he eats. I was also impressed with what he and my niece call their weekly splurge (reward) is to go to their WW meeting together and then leave the meeting and drive over to a soup & salad restaurante which is in the same mall and eat. I'm not sure I would have thought of a soup and salad place as my "treat" night especially when I was their ages. That and what the homeopath told you really makes us think.

Hope your sleeping gets better.


11-22-2008, 10:28 PM
G'day all,

Trish I am really avoiding all artificial sweetened products and trying to eat fresh as much as I can.
I made a huge pot of vegetable soup which should last for some time!

My homeopath said to try and avoid all diet type food, however stick to low fat wherever you can. She said that there is so much c--p in diet food which really is the cause of many health problems like indigestion, sleeping problems etc. etc.
Alan (dh) does not eat any of the diet foods that I eat but does eat low fat and it is amazing that he doesn't have half the problems that I have and is a normal weight!

I also saw an interview some time ago with a french woman promoting a french cookbook and the question came up why most french people are quite slender despite the fact they eat whatever they wish BUT in small portions.

I am feeling better and sleeping better, I will try and stick to the fresh food and no diet foods.

Hope you are all having a great weekend.


11-23-2008, 10:15 PM
Maria - Thanks for sharing what the homeopath told you. As of today after reading your post, I am going to work at giving up sweetners and diet foods and see how I do. I'm thinking I may even do better on WW. Actually, I have heard some of what you are saying before especially from peope who choose to eat "whole foods" way. I read that sweetners actually makes you hungry. Of course, a lot of diet foods have trans fats in them. I have a Diabetic Diet/Cookbook that says for diabetic to use sugar rather than sweetners. So there must be a lot more to all this than we realized. I am glad you are feeling better and sleeping better too. I am trying to stay with more fresh and whole foods as well.

11-24-2008, 06:24 PM
G'day all,

Trish I don't know if this is just in my head or what, but it has been 10 days since I started being very conscious of not eating diet food and I do feel better and the sales are going down ever so slightly:)

It will be interesting to see how this will pan out in the long run.

Alan will be home in 9 days time, it will be easier to stick to home cooking then. He hates any fast food.

It is very interesting to read in your post about your diabetic cookbook and to use sugar rather then a sweetener:dizzy:

It is a warm day here with some rain :carrot::carrot: forecast:). The garden badly needs a bit of rain.


11-25-2008, 06:46 AM
Morning all
Its been 3 weeks since I was here last where does the time go I think we are all finished with the garden for this year the last thing we did was to plant the garlic and green onions then we put compost and the leaves we had raked and rotilled all that in

We have decided to move our herb plants into our bigger gardens as compnions plants If you grow certain plants next to each other they beneifit each other That will give us more room for our rhubarb and asparagus I think with the 3 gardens we have between 1/4 and 1/3 of an acre in vegatables since I am spokeperson for our market I have been working on getting a vendor with beef and I just heard from another vendor and she has another vendor who is going to come next year

Well today is our day to go to town and it snowed again last night this is theabout the fourth time we have had snow but it will go as the temp is going above the freezing mark and then we are getting rain

Take care all Suz :carrot:

11-26-2008, 12:24 AM
Suz - You are always soooo busy. Are you still getting snow? Looked like it on the weather channel.


11-26-2008, 12:01 PM
Morning Ladies
Yes it is still snowing we shovelled yesterday and again this morning In the last 24 hrs we have gotten over 3 inches of snow but it is very mild and it is still snowing very lightly

Suz :carrot:

11-26-2008, 08:07 PM
Hi All:

I have been catching up with all your posts, and must say I find the diet food discussion very interesting. I can't say that I really eat much so called diet food. I do use splenda and i think that the other diet food I use is Hot chocolate mix with splenda. I mostly stick to low fat, high fiber foods, and also more natural. I haven't been buying organic food, as it is so much more expensive.

I am happy to say that I now have the cast off my foot, and just wear a sort of ace bandage around the area. I can wear sneakers, and the Dr. says after two weeks i can resume normal activites, like walking and Curves. That is good news for me.

Today has been busy. I have to make pies for our Thanksgiving dinner at the clubhouse. I will also roast a Turkey. That way I get a carcass, so I can make Turkey soup. I made pumpkin, pecan, apple, and mince chiffon. (my own recipe) You get the mince flavor but not the heaviness) The mince is also quite low fat and low sugar, so that will probably be my dessert tomorrow.

Maria- I hope you are sleeping better. And is the bar of soap still helping you with the restless leg? I sure know when the soap is away from Phil's side of the bed. Last night I had to find it, as he was kicking away, until I moved it over. i had never thought about the computer making ones brain work and stay excited enough to detract from sleep. I'll have to remember that.

Karen- I am so sorry that you are having hearing aid difficulties. I hope that they can come up with a solution for you. Just don't do what Phil did- go into the shower with them in. It cost us $250 to get that one repaired. And I think that was probably a reasonable amount.
HOpe your iron is getting ironed out.:D: Phil had a similar problem and the Dr. before doing the bone marrow test, started giving him iron infusions. He was doing it once a week for a while, and then every two, then once a month and finally every 3 months. After a while he seemed to level off, and now he hasn't had any infustions in nearly a year. Hope you could try that before the bone marrow test.

Suz: Sound like you have your gardens all buttoned up for the winter. I wish I had space enough to have a nice herb garden, but all we have is just a little postage stamp of land. I don't envy you shoveling snow.

Trish- nice to see you back, and good luck with the weight loss. Your are doing well, and just keep up the motivation. I think I will do better once I can get back to walking and exercising.

Gloria- You are doing well with your weight loss. Good for you. And isn't it maddening that men can lose weight without hardly trying. After Phil started rehab exerciseing he lost 20# and we thought there was something wrong with him at first :lol:

I hope all of us U.S. gals will have a good Thanksgiving, and that we can stay on program and still enjoy the family time.


11-27-2008, 05:48 PM
G'day all,

Suz sound like your garden is all ready for next spring. I am a bit like Ann and wished I did have a bit more garden to grow veggies but the flower garden I have keeps me pretty busy.
I have decided to try and grow herbs in pots, I have a perfect sunny spot for it.
I have bought a huge bamboo plant which I have divided and stuck into two large pots. I bought it at a market and I am not sure if it is the clumping variety or the very invasive one so they are now in pots and look great.

Ann yes I do still have the soap in my bed and so far no problem with restless legs:carrot:.
I know what you mean about organic food, very expensive. I do try and buy the organic chicken, amazing the difference in taste.
We have a market nearby which is becoming increasingly popular and there are quite a few people there selling their own produce, I usually try and get some veggies there.
It is more the light of the computer screen that stimulates the brain.

Less then a week now and Alan will be home:)
The latest terrorist attacks in Mumbai are very scary even more so to think that Alan stayed at the Oberoi when he was in Mumbai:fr:
He thought the security was very thorough when he stayed there.
The Peninsula Hotel in Manilla was invaded by the military not so long ago and again it was a hotel we stayed at. The security was unbelievable, it just goes to show that security MUST be a deterent but where there is a will there is a way.
Big problems in Thailand which borders with Malaysia, I'll be glad when he is home safe and sound.

Alan has had a few more offers for work overseas, nothing definite. We will decide when there is a definite offer, it all depends where in the world.
They desperately want him back in Malaysia next year but we have decided that he will not go back there.
We will have to work out our finances, the result of that will very much dictate what we do next.

Busy day trying to get my latest customer's website up and running. He is a very nice young man but he is constantly changing his mind:dizzy:

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.


11-27-2008, 06:12 PM
I'm sitting here in the 'turkey stupor' trying to decide if I really want a nap. I brought home some turkey carcasses and they are on the stove to get some turkey soup stock. That is one of the best parts of the meal, the leftovers.

Maria, I'm so glad the soap is working for you. It is such an unbelievably crazy cure, and it is hard to figure out why it works. Just glad that it does.

I certainly think you are wise with the decision for Alan not to go back to Malaysia, I think that part of the world is heating up with the terrorists. And scary in Mumbai to think that they were after people with British and American passports.

I'm afraid the couch is calling. bye for now. Ann

11-30-2008, 05:13 PM
G'day all,

First day of summer for us today and it is a beautiful warm day.:)

Not much happening down this way, I have 2 days to get my house ship-shape before Alan comes home on Thursday.
Wednesday I look after the grand girls so not a lot will be done on that day.

I have bought 7 different types of herbs this weekend and have them all potted, nurtured them with fertisliser so lets hope they all survive!
The basil smell is very strong and when I have the window open all the aromas waft into my kitchen.
Now I have to work out what herbs I use in what:dizzy:

Ann it is amazing the soap remedy for restless legs. I am sleeping better but my problem now is waking up at 5 am and not being able to go back to sleep. At least getting to sleep is a huge improvement and I am thankful for that.
I am seeing the homeopath again tomorrow.

I did get VERY sunburnt this weekend and got a telling off from Matilda (grand daughter) I went to the cricket and thought I would sit in the sun for a while, a friend came to join me and before we knew it we had been sitting there for over 2 hours :fr: there was a cool breeze making us quite oblivious of the damage the sun was doing.

Hope you all had a great weekend,


11-30-2008, 07:05 PM
Haven't been here in like forever. But now you have me intrigued with the soap remedy for restless legs. What is it????? If it works I want to know. Now I will have to come back and find out the answer.
Been busy with nothing in particular. School has been really busy this year. Had a few odd things happen. A teacher had her wallet stolen by a guy who snuck in a back door at dismissal time. Last week our janitor went missing for a day and a half. He was found but it is a secret about whatever happened to him.
One of the teachers has been going to WW and the transformation is amazing. She has lost about 40lbs and looks great. I have decided to start tomorrow[saying this after eating a couple pieces of pizza]. I like your thoughts on the fresh fruit, no diet and no bread etc. Hope I can stick to it.
Maria how frightening that you stayed at those hotels. I would be picky about your next assignment. I hope my nephew in Chennai stays safe.
Glenda how exciting about redoing your bathroom. I would love to redo ours. We are in the process of painting.
Karen that is a bummer about your new hearing aids. Hope you get used to them. I know that my mil has trouble with hers. Take care of yourself.
Gloria way to go with the weight loss. How exciting to have a new Apple. My sis loves hers.
Ann hope you are better and can start all your activities. I know that you are so active-it must be hard to be sidelined for a while.
Hi Slavika and Trudy. Hope you are well.

12-03-2008, 03:39 PM
Hi Peggy: Thisis the soap remedy for restless leg. It appeared in our paper in the People Pharmacy column sometime ago. Phil had tried everything to no avail, and so we decided what could we lose. You can always use a cake of soap. They reccommend pure so, no creams or deodorants, so we got good old Ivory. you put the cake of soap between the bottom sheet and mattress about where the calf of your leg would be. And that is it. I can always tell when the soap is over on my side of the bed, since Phil starts the kicking again. And as soon as I scooch down and put it back he quiets right down. Don't know why it works, can't explain it. But it does. It may not work for everyone but is sure has made our sleeping better. And Maria says it is helping her too.

We have been icicies for yesterday and today. It was cold here, got down in the 30's and our heat pump died yesterday afternoon. We haave a small electric heater and we used that in the bedroom, with the door closed.We managed to get the temperture to about 60deg. We had lots of blankets, and flannel nighties. This a.m. I baked muffins and cookies, and the oven heat helped. Now the sun is warming up some. Now we are going to enjoy our Christmas present, Anniversary present, and probably birthdays as well, or some time, since the cost of this was not in the plans. Hopefully they will get the new one installed this afternoon. I don't really want another cold night like that again. Even the cat was snuggling right up to me and she is usually the aloof one

The new heat pump is being installed nw. Hurrah!!!


Karen L
12-03-2008, 10:30 PM
Hope the new heat pump is working .It's still a bit cool out side. We had to go out early this morning and there was frost on the car. We had to wear our Minnesota coats! BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

12-11-2008, 09:51 PM
G'day all,

It has been a while since I was here, hope everyone is well.

I am surprised at you having icicles Ann I didn't think it got that cold in Florida.

Peggy it was nice to see you, the soap in the bed works but I have no idea why or how:dizzy::dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:

It is quite a warm day here and it is pouring with rain:carrot: My garden will love this very good rainfall.
It is supposed to continue for a few days, I don't think anyone is upset about it other then carolers:(

I am fairly well organised for Christmas now so bring it on!!!!


12-12-2008, 07:57 AM
Morning ladies
Hope everyone is well My DH (Gary) and I have been shovelling snow and more snow It snowed from late monday and all day tuesday and again early Wed morning in all we ended up with 8 inches (20cm) and now its cold but by monday we get a thaw mid 40F
I fell on our deck about 2 weeks and landed on my right shoulder its still a bit sore so I have missed 4 of my last 5 exercise classes so I have been walking I am going about 2.5 miles (4k) My DH said he would go with me but has not yet thats OK it gives me time to clear my head and enjoy the scenery

the next 10 days or so will be a little busy doing a bit of christmas baking and extra cleaning My DH's daughter and husband are supposed to come up after christmas for a few days but I am not holding my breath on that one

Take care Suz :carrot:

12-12-2008, 06:38 PM
Guys, I haven't been here in forever and have not really had time to read the board for awhile. I know that Alan is home which is just great. And that Florida is getting some cold weather. We have two cold days and then one that isn't bad. I wish it would continues just like this, but next week is supposed to be a bit messy.

I am completely ready for Christmas. House looks pretty and I just haven't wrapped everything yet. My last day of work is Dec. 19th and we don't go back to work until January 5th! Yea!

I went shopping last week with daughter-in-law and GGD and baby Colton. We had so much fun. That is why I am ready - the girls pointed me in the right directions.

Trudy, I know you are having issues with your house. It must be a beautiful home from Maria's description. And Karen, I hope your hearing is improving. A lady at work kids me about going to get hearing aids, and I just ignore her. I can "hear" if I see your lips move.

Slavika, you have such wonderful grandchildren! Me too! Aren't we lucky? I know we are all proud of our grandkids. My oldest will be getting back from basic training on Dec. 17th. We weren't totally sure he would make it. He will be in the National Guard. He is one of those children who is trying to find himself and is so immature.

Well have a nice weekend! I am not reading newspapers or watching the news and I do feel better. Just have to remember how wonderful life is and how blessed we are!

12-18-2008, 03:17 PM
Hello. It's been years since I've posted although I've checked in from time to time. I'll be 63 in January and having put back all the weight I had lost plus more, I really need to get serious. I am diabetic although have managed it for 6 years without meds but if I don't get back into gear that won't be the case. I wondered if it would be okay to join you all.

I've been reading what's been said about diet food and find that really interesting. When I've lost weight, it has been with WW. I don't have the money to join but follow the flex points with info from a friend who goes to the meetings. Most of the time, I would eat a diet meal for lunch and dinner but after awhile, I can't face them anymore. I am a picky eater so no matter how much variety the diet meals offer, there are only limited choices I eat. I love my carbs and that is just the worst thing for me. I think I will try to do it this time using more whole foods. I use Splenda and Sweet 'N Low too much so maybe I'd be better off using sugar but modify the quantity I usually want.
Thanks for listening.

12-21-2008, 11:21 AM
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy new year.
I can't believe that I still don't have a tree. Probably won't get around to it this year. School is out thank goodness. Between power outages and lockdowns I am ready for some r&r.
Thanks for the tip about the soap. I will try it. Both of us have restless legs and when we get them at the same time so I will have to a couple of bars. Wonder how anyone thought of that idea.
Have to go do some wrapping. I am so behind this year.

12-21-2008, 05:51 PM
:wave:Hello Everybody,

I haven't been here in a while. Been really busy and now DD, her hubby and DGC are here until next Sunday. Lots going on baking with the DGD etc. I just wanted to pop in and say I hope everyone is doing well and has a very Merry Christmas.

Maria - Will you DH get home for Christmas? Did you get the website going for your picky young man who kept changing his mind? I know you did a great job.

painter 5 - The soap thing really works. I read it in a doctor's article years agao and tried it. I have since heard some doctors say it doesn't or can't work scientifically. However others say it can. All I can say is I've been doing it for about 5 years now and it works for me.

cjd - I'm 65 and just restarted WW pretty much for the same reasons as you. I do it at home and joined online to get the new program which is the combination of the best of Core and Flex. Good luck.

I'll try to get back here more often after Christmas after everyone goes back home. Again y'all have a Merry Christmas and Happy Hannuka to those who start celebrating this event today.


12-21-2008, 08:45 PM
onto the next thread all.