30-Somethings - 30 Somethings Chat - Wed. Jan 14th




GatorgalstuckinGA
01-14-2009, 08:01 AM
Morning all..yeah a day off..i really need it...been working hard. In a few, I'm heading down to the aquarium and taking a yoga class. They are going to start giving classes, but the first two they've set up for the volunteers. They need too take photos for PR etc, so my fat butt may be in pics..but I don't care, its free LMAO. Other than that...its freaking cold here in Georgia..right now its only 19...brrrrrr lets see if i don't freeze to death. Hope everyone is well and doing good.

Ranger, congrats on the weight loss and loose pants.


poppyseeds
01-14-2009, 08:05 AM
Ola!! How is everyone this blustery, freezing cold morning? This is the kind of morning that you just want to jump back under the cubbies!! LOL

RC... so glad to hear that you got a call!! Hope everything works out!! Let us know!!

Alicia... I had sciatica for the last half of my two pregnancies. The baby wass putting pressure on a nerve. It was very uncomfortable and sometimes just downright painful!! I used to move the baby with gravity. I know it sounds crazy but it really works (most of the time). Here's what you do. Get on all fours on your bed and just stay there for a couple of minutes. Gravity will help move the baby and hopefully it will move him/her off of your nerve. :)

Have a great day all!! :p

poppyseeds
01-14-2009, 08:07 AM
Oops... we must have posted at the same time GG!! :) Mabe the mods ca move my post over here??

Have a great day!!


WVU Jenn
01-14-2009, 08:53 AM
Oh guys Im such an overeater.......Im scared......I am really excited to go grocery shopping Friday and get everything I need......yesterday went so bad, started out good then COOKIES were put out then SWEET BREADS....and I had already said ok to go out and get wings b/c I had calorie counted it in my daily plate (BTW whomever it was that suggested that site THANKS, I love it!) .....anywho, on another note, on my myspace (if anyone has myspace add me!- junecartercash ) I had an old pic of me from back in 1996-97...and my friend last nite was raving over how great I looked, she said at first she didnt even think it was me, she thought it was an ALBUM COVER.....i want to get back there.....
Hope everyone is having a great week! Stay Warm!

KarenK
01-14-2009, 09:35 AM
Morning guys. Just a flyby. I have somewhere to be at 10 and I haven't showered yet :yikes: .

Poppyseeds: I apologize, but I seem to have sent your post to the ether. I'm not sure how I managed it, but I lost it. I was trying to merge the threads and boy, did I do a sucky job. That's what I get for trying to do something when I'm in a hurry. Again, my most sincere apologies!

PearFreak
01-14-2009, 11:02 AM
Hello Ladies!:hat:
Happy Hump Day!!! :broc:

I had a meeting last night, it was suppoesed to end at 9 pm the latest, but it ended at 10 pm. I was tired and sick of sitting in those uncomfortable chairs. What a relief to get back home. Every one was alseep, poor dh couldn't keep his eyes openen long enough to wait up for me. :faint:

I already went to the gym and had a good sweat going on. Went on the Arc Trainer for a good hour. Man does that make you sweat. I ditched the Ipod and picked up a book today. Made the workout go faster. So all in all not too bad. As for eats today... I am lost, don't know what to make for dinner. I hate when I can't figure it out. I'll have to ask dh what he is in the mood for when he calls on his lunch hour.



WVU Jenn--- Don't be to hard on yourself dear. So you had an off day. Do better tomorrow (or is it today). We are all entitled to bad days. I know I've had my fare share of them... an am sure many more will happen in my future. Pick your chin up and go go go an conquer those pitfalls one at a time. :cheer2:


Well off to pick up the kiddos. Talk later. ... :moped:

SapphireBlue
01-14-2009, 11:03 AM
Hello! It’s Wednesday. I have my first day of class tonight. I’m taking Eng Comp this semester. Since I am self-pay with a tuition re-imbursement from work, I can only afford 1 class at a time.

I started watching what I eat again on Monday. This a day 3 and I am doing well. I’ve been loosely following the Insulin Resistance Diet, because I have PCOS. I have only read a little of the book, so I haven’t started the full-fledge plan yet. From what I have been reading so far, it reminds me of Zone a little. Anyway, still reading, so I will let you know how it goes.

I’ve been having a few cravings at night. That’s what I’m trying to overcome right now. Plus, I drink no water. Gotta do that. Alright, I better get to work.

LBH
01-14-2009, 12:50 PM
Hi All!

Sorry about no early thread yesterday! I was busy doing birthday stuff all day! :lol: Robby had a great birthday, between the two parties, but he was a little overwhelmed. He cried at daycare, because he thought i was leaving him, but was fine once i sat down with him. Didn't even touch his birthday cake, but I think that's because he was having too much fun. :lol:

I'll check back later...trying to be a useful temporary SAHM. :D

CoolBeans
01-14-2009, 01:07 PM
Hi All I'm new to the site (today) and wanted to say hello. I'm 38 married with two children.

Sunshine Mom
01-14-2009, 01:37 PM
Welcome, Coolbeans!
I didn't work out this morning and am a little annoyed with myself. I went back to bed and slept for three hours instead. On one hand, I think it was a smart decision b/c I haven't been getting more than 5 hours of sleep a night for weeks and last night was no exception. On the other hand...I skipped a workout. :mad: That's dangerous for me b/c it's such a slippery slope. I skip one, I make excuses to skip another, and another.... And to top it off, I don't feel rested. The kids have a four-day weekend, too. I'm afraid I won't get up and work out if they are home.
Right now I am planning on getting up at 7 while they are out of school. We usually get up at 5, but I'm counting on them to sleep in. :) 7am workout. I'm going to do it! (Do I sound sure? ;) Let's hope so.)
WVU_Jenn... :hug: Cookies are my biggest trigger. I bake as a stress reliever and have two young kids who love my cookies. Neither one of us should let our set-backs get us down!

rockopera
01-14-2009, 01:38 PM
Hi all! First post here in the chat (and on my iPhone from work no less).

Had my initial consult with the trainer last night. Starting weight (212) and body fat (44.2%). Not fun but necessary. First steps, right? Set up to see him next Wednesday. And will discuss $$ then. I would love to work with him for awhile, trying to see if I can swing about 6 weeks/2x a week. Although must consult DH and the checkbook because I figured out what we owe in taxes this year. Fun fun!!!

Going to the gym tonight with my friend J for some cardio.

CoolBeans
01-14-2009, 02:17 PM
Thanks for the welcome. I generally go for my walk at lunch time but it's minus 20 right now so I'm skipping that today. I'll get on my exercise ball tonight.

amber961
01-14-2009, 02:39 PM
Hi everyone!

A good, but very COLD, day here so far. I have done 45 minutes of cardio so far. I plan on working out again this evening. I find that if I break up my workouts, I can do more and I look forward to them. I am eating pretty well, am focusing on eating what I need instead of what I want. This means eating veggies and fruit and hummus and lean meats instead of the ice cream in the fridge! Hubby and I are also making some changes around our schedules and the way we handle things around the house, so who knows? I think after I threw eggs on him last week he understands that he really needs to help out more and tread lightly. So far so good, so keep your fingers crossed!

HollyGolightly
01-14-2009, 03:41 PM
Hi all! Happy Wednesday!

I'm a newbie and just stopping by to say hello! I plan on being a regular here because I think you guys are really going to help me with all my struggles and goals.

It's pretty cold here in Colorado but there is snow on the ground and it is beautiful. I haven't ever really got out and really exercised since I moved here to Colorado so I'm worried about how this mile high air is going to affect me. Any tips from others living in the area (or those that are familiar with exercising at higher altitudes would be greatly appreciated!)

Ciao for now!

RangerChic
01-14-2009, 03:43 PM
Hey everyone! :)

Guess what? I got a job! I start on February 2nd and I'm even making a bit more than my last job. I am so happy that I will be working again very soon. And, thanks again everyone for all the support you have given me during my stress of the end at the other job and during these weeks when I've felt lost and stressed because I couldn't find work. You all are awesome. :)

After my interview/getting the job, I went to the gym and did my workout feeling good. I'm considering taking a walk before dark though since I only did 45 minutes in the gym rather than the usual hour since I got a side cramp (that will teach me to eat too close to my workout... figured I should have waited another 10 minutes, but I'm stubborn like that heh).

Gator, have fun with the yoga! I'm sure you will look great in the pics!

WVU Jenn, don't punish yourself about the eating yesterday, just move on. I know you can do it! Sometimes we have bad times, don't let it bring you down though.

Sunshine, sleep is very important to your health and weight loss, so don't feel bad about missing a workout once in awhile.

Everyone in the snowy cold, I feel for you! Stay warm! :)

HollyGolightly
01-14-2009, 03:51 PM
Hey everyone! :)

Guess what? I got a job! I start on February 2nd and I'm even making a bit more than my last job. I am so happy that I will be working again very soon. And, thanks again everyone for all the support you have given me during my stress of the end at the other job and during these weeks when I've felt lost and stressed because I couldn't find work. You all are awesome. :)



RangerChic ~

Congratulations on getting a job! I'm currently trying to find one and the process is sooooo stressful! Definitely not helping me with the healthier eating lifestyle I am trying my best to stick too. UGH!

RangerChic
01-14-2009, 04:41 PM
RangerChic ~

Congratulations on getting a job! I'm currently trying to find one and the process is sooooo stressful! Definitely not helping me with the healthier eating lifestyle I am trying my best to stick too. UGH!

Thanks Holly!

I know how difficult it is trying to find a job right now, but do NOT let it affect your journey. Keep it up, you can do it! Believe me, I've done it, so I know you can too. :)

HollyGolightly
01-14-2009, 04:45 PM
Thanks Holly!

I know how difficult it is trying to find a job right now, but do NOT let it affect your journey. Keep it up, you can do it! Believe me, I've done it, so I know you can too. :)

Thanks! And guess what? Not 10 minutes ago, I received a call for a job interview! Hmmm, maybe joining this website was good karma for me!

meredithann
01-14-2009, 04:47 PM
Hey everybody...late post today, but I had a training to go to, and wasn't near a computer.
RangerChic - You are awesome! Congratulations on the job!

Jenn - I know how guilty you feel, but there is nothing you can do except pick up and do better today.

I went to O'Charley's with my boss and another teacher today, and tried to make good choices, but still blew about half of my daily calories on lunch!!! Good thing I was really full, so I didn't need an afternoon snack! Still, I am counting the minutes until dinner!

Oh well, back to correcting my papers for my class before the end of the quarter on Friday...or just avoiding thinking about it! :) Maybe there will be a snow day tomorrow...

poppyseeds
01-14-2009, 05:28 PM
Welcome Newbies!!!!! So nice to have some more new "faces" around here. :)

RC... awesome... totally awesome!! Congratulations!! What kind of job is it?

RangerChic
01-14-2009, 05:53 PM
RC... awesome... totally awesome!! Congratulations!! What kind of job is it?

Call center job.

GatorgalstuckinGA
01-14-2009, 06:45 PM
ranger-congrats..i know you've been stressing about it...great job!

as for the yoga..it was great..so relaxing..i love yoga anyways but it was neat to be performing it in front of the beluga whales..definately relaxing. You could hear the click and squeeks of the whales..what a neat and unique experience. however,....since yoga..my day has been blah. I developed a migrane about 1 hr after classs and i've been wiped out. Then I ended up feeling too crappy to go ride my horse. But i did go see him, however that made me more mad..there are a lot of changes that are going on and I think soon I may have to find another place for my horse. I hate horse people and all the freaking drama..why can't we just enjoy our horses and not worry about stupid stuff. So needless to say..i turned to food. I don't know why i feel so depressed but I do. If my head didn't hurt so hard i would go work my butt off..but it hurts even to sit. Oh well..such is life..sorry to be a bummer.

hey to all the newbies..this really is a great place..even when some of us are down and out

LBH
01-14-2009, 07:03 PM
Shannon! Congrats on the job!!

Holly, Good luck at the interview!!

rileyozzy
01-14-2009, 09:35 PM
It is so strange how half the country is literally freezing and we are having strange warm weather. It was in the upper 70s. People are running around in tank tops and shorts.

My birthday was Monday and the ice cream cake is almost gone. I have been eating it every night. I have been getting up early to run though so I guess the two cancel each other out and I break even.

My husband has been on a fishing trip and due back late tonight. I am sooooo ready. I came home to one of the cats being locked in the house and she had diarrhea all over the shower. OMG!!! I'm not good with smells and so I am retching while the baby is crying because I am scaring her and my 5 year is asking a million questions. But we got through it, mostly, at least. I need to finish the job after the kids go to bed. :(

GatorgalstuckinGA
01-14-2009, 10:12 PM
lol at riley..sorry i had to laugh at your story...you wouldn't be able to handle my job with the amount of gross stuff i deal with. Hope kitty's diarrhea is better. hang in there.