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04-01-2009, 08:40 PM

We welcome anyone who wants to join us. At some time or another we once weighed on Thursdays. If I don't mind saying so.... we are a very supportive group and help each other out anyway we can. We've been through lots together.

04-01-2009, 08:42 PM
Hi Ladies! Just thought I'd get us started for April's thread! Hope everyone has a great month!

Susan - I hope you don't mind, I just copied and pasted your welcome note from March!;)

04-02-2009, 10:45 AM
I woke up to rain outside. I hadn't expected that.

Jeanne, thanks so much for starting us off this month.
I haven't been posting enough and will try to do more. Just a few things have been occupying my life recently. :(


04-04-2009, 01:04 PM
Happy Saturday!


04-04-2009, 07:37 PM
I also will try to do better about posting. I just feel overwhelmed with things right now. How did I ever do anything when I was working??? I'm really into the Bible Study and I'm on the next Emmaus Team so I've been preparing things for that. It's wearing me out!

Tim, Lauren, and I are going to Michigan next weekend. We'll leave on Friday afternoon and come home on Sunday afternoon. Looking forward to it. I like going away. did you know that?

Maurice will be going to the Pooch Parlor for the weekend. I've been taking him there for doggy daycare when I go to the Y to get used to being there. The owners are having a blast with him, and I know he is having fun with the other dogs that are there. Needed to break him from being such a wimp!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

04-04-2009, 11:30 PM
Jeanne, thanks for starting us off. I didn't even notice you copied from my post. :)

Tammy, hope you have a fun weekend!!! Maurice will have fun!!!

Tina, how are you feeling?

Well, I'm hoping to get a new job soon!!!!! I want to come back to the town that I live in. I will really miss my kids but I need to do this. I'm really just waiting for someone to offer me something.

I think we've all been a little busy and preoccupied. I will try to do better about writing. You all are the best!!!!!!!


04-05-2009, 08:57 AM
Good Morning Ladies! The sun is shining and blue skies here! For today anyways! It's suppose to be cold and wet (like rain & snow mix) the next few days, but nice by the end of the week!
Whats everyone doing for Easter? Tammy - do you family in Michigan?
We are going to Ohio to my brothers! I made him a basket yesterday at work. Did I mention he is 30 and I still made him a basket???? haha! This year the girls both got 1 med. chocolate bunny and a card with money. Jessica is working so hard with her diet that I just can't see tempting her with all the goodies. Not too mention, she works part time for the same chocolate company as me!

Tina - continued hugs & prayers go out to you and your family! :hug:

Tammy - Have fun in Michigan!!!

Susan - Good Luck with finding the new job!!!!! I guess I never realized that you drove a while to work. I do too! Urghh! It gets old, doesn't it?!?!?!?

Well ladies, as always, I have laundry to do!!!!! I wouldn't have sooo much if my 17 year old didn't change her clothes 10 darn times a day!!!! haha!

Have a great Sunday!

04-06-2009, 06:22 PM
Maurice and another small dog have become buddies at doggy daycare. They said it is hard to keep them away from each other because they have so much fun.

Susan, I sure hope you get another job!!!

Jeanne, we've had snow most of the day. Not sticking, but it's still yucky. We don't have relatives in Michigan. Well, Lauren's brother and his family live there, but we aren't going there. I think that's sweet about the basket for your brother! Maybe when you are in Ohio, you could drop a basket off at my house! Laundry is being done right now, but Tim is the one who is doing it today! I came home earlier, and he had the 2nd load in the washer. I love that kid!! lol

Meeting the water aerobics crew after their class for the end of the session pizza party. A couple of them called and invited me even though I'm not taking the class anymore.

04-07-2009, 07:45 PM
Hi all,
I can't believe it's almost Easter. :egg:
Tammy, have a great time with Tim and Lauren.
What is everyone else doing for Easter????

We are being different this year. It's partly because I'm still recovering and then because of Mother.
It's hard for me to ride very far in the car. My sister lives 45 minutes away and that's just too far for me to go, after riding to church and sitting there.
Also, I really am not in the mood to be around all of her family this year.
They are very nice people but I just want the three of us to be together. (I hope that doesn't sound bad.)
We are going to a very nice seafood restaurant that is near church. Then, we'll come back home and have our Easter candy for dessert. :)

I go to my surgeon on Thursday. I'll let y'all know what he says.

04-08-2009, 11:26 PM
WE are going to San Antonio. I told Pat that I really wanted to go see my folks. He said 'ok, let's go". My Dad keeps asking for him to come down too. They don't know that we are coming so they are going to be surprised. My siblings know we are coming.

Tina, it's ok that it's just the 3 of you. Take care of yourself!!!

Tammy, that Tim is such a good boy. His momma raised him right!!

Jeanne, I love the idea of an Easter basket for your brother. We are taking some to my mom and dad.

Off to watch a little tv.

04-11-2009, 12:21 PM
Hello all. Yesterday we got out for Spring Break and headed down to Mexico Beach to spend Easter with Justin's family. We will be at the beach until Sunday at noon and then head to Thomasville (where Justin's mom and dad live) until Tuesday. When we get back home I'm going to do some Spring cleaning and go spend a few days with a friend at St. Simons. Sorry that I haven't been around much. Just dealing with a few things.

04-11-2009, 12:52 PM
it's so good to hear from you. It sounds like you'll have a fun time on Spring Break.
Remember, we are here for you, if you need to talk.


04-11-2009, 04:14 PM
Hi Everyone --
I would love to join this thread -- i also get weighed in on Thursdays! Looking for some support. I missed my meeting this Thursday and have not been doing great the past 3 days, but did well last week and am back on program today. I hope those 3 days don't throw me off next week. Anyhow, looking forward to posting here and thanks for listening. Enjoy the rest of this rainy Saturday (at least here on the East Coast)

04-12-2009, 12:06 AM
3meows, I love that name. :) Welcome to the group!

You'll find lots of support and good times here.

Everyone have a great day tomorrow.


04-12-2009, 12:26 PM
Thanks!! : )

04-12-2009, 07:40 PM
Happy Easter


04-12-2009, 11:13 PM
Hope everyone had a nice day. We just got home from our trip to see my folks. It was good to see them but sad at the same time.

Welcome to the group 3Meows!!!!!

04-12-2009, 11:22 PM
Hello and Happy Easter! Welcome to 3Meows!

Tina knows this, but I have to tell the rest of you. Tim has been an observer on the Life Squad here in town for about a month. So far, when he had been "on duty", they never received a call. Well, Friday afternoon, that changed. His first call, and the paramedics on the call delivered a baby! The baby was born before they left the house, and everything is fine. Tim helped the driver by watching the traffic on the way to the hospital after they got loaded. He said he ran the siren and the radio. I am so glad that his first run was something like that. He is still flying high!! It was a boy by the way!

Our trip to Michigan was nice. Bought a few things, ate too much.

04-15-2009, 02:35 PM
Hi all,
Tammy, is Tim still excited? That was some call he went on.
Susan, have you heard anything about another job?
Jeanne, are y'all preparing for Mother's Day at the store?
Maureen, tell us about your job. Are you taking those French lessons?
Dori, how are you doing, friend? Better, I hope.

I had a miserable day yesterday. I overdid it over the weekend. Hey, the surgeon said to get back to normal. Stupid thing to say!!!!!!!!!
I talked to his nurse and he put me on 2 Advil 4 x a day. He also refilled my pain medication. This swelling and pain should last another month. Now, that wasn't a nice thing to say.:p
I am drinking 8 glasses of water a day now. Hopefully that will help something or other!

3meows, how are you doing????

We have been a quiet group--especially me. I hope we can start posting more. I know that I need your encouragement.

04-16-2009, 07:14 AM
Hello and thank you for the welcome! I am doing well -- looking forward to WI tonight. I am up somewhat from last week, but did not go to meeting so I am hoping to be down from 2 weeks ago. (does that make any sense?) Hope everyone has a great day.

04-16-2009, 03:41 PM
Yes, Tim is still excited about the call last Friday. He's too funny! He has had a couple other calls since then, but none as exciting as a new baby.

Tina, some days I get my water in, and other days I don't want to drink much.

3meows, you made perfect sense to me!! Good luck at weigh in!

04-16-2009, 09:45 PM

Hope everyone is doing well!!!

3Meows, can't remember if I welcomed you or not! If not WELCOME to the group! :)

Tammy, that is too cool about Tim's first ride! What a memory!!!

Tina, stupid doctors!!!! I hope you get some relief soon!!!

Well, in my world....... I took the state test for Special Ed. even though I am certified in Deaf ed, I wanted to add that. Ya'll know I have test anxiety, but I took it on Tuesday. Got my results and did very well on it! I passed!!! Now I just need to add it to my certification. I'm hoping I will get an offer soon, I know we still have 6 weeks of school left and the districts haven't started hiring yet. I made a call today to let them know I had passed the test. I worked in the district without the special ed. certification. I also emailed a couple of friends that would help spread the word. So.... I'll keep you posted on that!

Other than that, nothing new!!!

04-16-2009, 11:45 PM
:bravo: Susan!!!!
I know you don't like tests. You did good.


04-18-2009, 11:17 PM
Hi all,
Boy, we've been having lots and lots of rain for two days.
How is everyone doing? I'm sure I used all my points plus flex points today. I sure didn't count. :( I'll be back OP tomorrow.

Everyone have a great Sunday!

04-20-2009, 11:29 AM
Hello ladies!

:wel3fc::welcome2: 3meows!!!!

Just a quick fly by to say hi! I'm at work. Issues here - so I'll catch up soon. Just wanted to give my well wishes and hugs!

04-20-2009, 10:08 PM
hey ya'll,

We had an overnight field trip on Friday. It was Imagination Celebration put on by the Kennedy Center. There are deaf performers and actors. It was great and then a dance Friday night. Then Saturday, more workshops. We got back around 4:30 Saturday. I'm exhausted!!!!

Nothing new here. I need to get serious about getting some weight off. But that's the same ole story!!!

04-22-2009, 01:50 PM
Susan - DITTO!!!!! Me too! I WI Mon. and was at 243!!!! Let's get it moving! I'm soooo with you! Sounds like a nice time on the field trip!

Tina - how's that wet weather treating ya? It is cold and raining here! Yucky cold and rain!:( Thurs., Fri., and Sat. & Sun. are suppose to be 80's and beautiful! yay, I'm off Sat. & Sun! How are you feeling?

Tammy - hi!!! As I was reading the posts and catching up I saw the call that Tim went on!!! That is so cool! I'm glad that was his first call too. My cousin is a Paramedic and a State Policeman - so I've heard about some of the calls the poor guys/gals have to go on!

3meows - hi! How was your WI? Any good advice you can pass on to me? I NEED MOTIVATION!!!:goodvibes

Well I better scoot I am at work and today is Administrative Professionals Day and we have Fresh Strawberries dipped in chocolate and lots of other goodies ready to go. So.........hope for a busy day!

Have a great day everyone!:dust:

04-27-2009, 12:33 AM
Hi all,
Sorry I haven't been online for a week.
I'll read the posts tomorrow and get back with y'all.

04-27-2009, 11:57 PM
Here I am again not posting like I should. Tim told me today that he wants me to slow down and quit doing so much. He said that I'm getting forgetful about things and he thinks it's because I'm always on the go. He may be right. I'm serving on an Emmaus Team this coming weekend, so I can't slow down until after that.

I volunteered to answer phones at the Christian radio station near here last week for their fund raiser. It was fun, but they still need more $$ to continue what they are doing. Last Friday I went with a big group of women to Columbus, OH, for a Women of Faith conference. Amazing! I will plan to attend next year for sure.

Hope you are all doing well.

04-28-2009, 02:54 PM
Hi all,
Jeanne, I've missed you posting. :hug:

Dori, I wish we could be there to help you with your problems. :hug::hug:

Susan, it sounds like you had a very nice jaunt.

Tammy, I'm with Tim on you slowing down! :) Take it easy. How's the weight loss coming/or going. :lol:

3 meows, how are you doing?

Wow. boy did it rain here overnight!!! Some areas got 12 inches in less than 2 hours. Here, it was over the curb and over the first step to our house. Now, that is bad! Larry finally made it in to work but it took him over an hour to get there.
David stayed home. It always gets really deep near his apartment.

I'm finally feeling some better from my surgery. I talked to my surgeon again. He told me that with the large hernia that I had, it would take 3 or 4 months recovery time. Yuck :p
Everyone stay cool and safe and drink that water. :)


04-28-2009, 08:58 PM
Hello all. Sorry once again for not posting often. I do find when I join in I seem to feel loads better.

Things here are good. We're in the middle of standardized testing at school and on top of that I'm doing hospital homebound with one student. I'm also on the last week of my current class so I'm trying to get everything in order. I have 3 more after this one and I'm thinking about continuing on to get my Specialist's degree I don't know though.

Today was a low point for me. I jumped on the scales and I'm the heaviest I have ever been. So with that said I joined WW's Online and tomorrow is my start day. No more playing games. This weight is coming off. Well I suppose I should run for now. I have loads of homework to catch up on.

04-29-2009, 08:38 PM

Dori, I think we've all been there!! I'm gonna get this weight off too!!! We can do this!!!!

Tina, is it raining there? It's pouring here now!

Tammy, you make me tired!!!!!!! You are always on the go!

Jeanne, how are you? how's the candy business?

Maureen, how are you liking your new home? and Job??

As for me, it's testing time for us. My kids are done but I have to keep them in the room and busy for the week. My in laws are coming up, so I'm taking Friday off. I'm also taking next Friday off for pre-op tests. Figure I might as well do it during the day and take off.

I haven't heard anything about a new job but it's still a little early for them to be hiring. Hopefully I will know something SOON!!!!!!!

04-29-2009, 09:18 PM
Susan, I guess you missed my post from yesterday.
Here it is again. :)
Wow. boy did it rain here overnight!!! Some areas got 12 inches in less than 2 hours. Here, it was over the curb and over the first step to our house. Now, that is bad! Larry finally made it in to work but it took him over an hour to get there.
David stayed home. It always gets really deep near his apartment.

And, I thought your surgery was in June. I didn't think anyone could do the pre-op stuff this early. :hug:

04-30-2009, 12:00 AM
I knew you had rain but was wondering if you were getting more. We have had it since Tuesday. Nothing like y'all did but it has been pouring tonight. We need it!!!

04-30-2009, 12:09 AM
Susan, Sorry about that. Sometimes I miss things in posts and just "assumed" you missed mine. :hug:
No, we're through with it, thankfully. Our bayous are still full.

Guess what---I get to fast in the morning. Whopee! I go for my annual exam and blood work. Can't wait--not!

04-30-2009, 12:18 AM
Tina, I do miss things too.:) Lucky you on fasting. Hopefully your bloodwork is early !! Then go treat yourself.

04-30-2009, 12:18 AM
Tina, my weight is still the same. No loss, no gain. I guess that's good, right? I know with the Emmaus Walk this weekend I'll have to be careful because they always put so much food in front of us. I usually stay out of the candy though, so that's a good thing.

12 inches of rain is alot!!!!!!!! Guess you knew that, right?

Dori, I'm like you about not coming and posting like I should. I too feel better when I do. We will get this weight off. Good for you for joining WW online!

Must be testing everywhere. My friend sent an email saying they were testing this week, grades are due, they are having meetings for new math textbooks, and a couple other things going on, and all of them this week. That's nuts!

I am so pooed tonight. I know I need to head to bed. I don't have anything going on tomorrow till I have to be at the church at 5:00. I won't be home till Sunday evening. I do plan to go to the hospital to see my aunt sometime tomorrow. Tim is going to Lauren's for the weekend, Maurice is going to the doggy hotel. lol

Tim applied for a job at the Arby's where he worked in high school and last summer. One of the managers called and asked if he could come in and talk today. The 2 managers sat down with him and offered him an assistant manager's position! They are willing to work around his school and rescue squad schedules, so he said yes. He's excited about having a paycheck again.

04-30-2009, 03:49 PM
Well, I made it through another year's physical. This doctor is so laid back that I like him a lot. He said my incision/scar looked good and it should lose it's redness in a year or two! Yikes!!!:o

Susan, did you get a whole lot of rain? How is Pat doing? Has he regained any more feeling in his fingers? I hope so. Larry is resigned to the fact that he'll never regain all his feeling. Don't worry, you will hear from a new job in no time.

Tammy, that is so great about Tim!!!!!!! :bravo: I forgot you were doing the Walk this weekend. I hope it goes well. Yes, to staying out of all that yummy food. :lol:

Maureen, you've got to post, girl. :) I know you are busy with work.

Dori, we are all in this together. I lost but have regained some since my surgery. I've got to start walking more now. Give me a push!

Jeanne, how's the candy business?

3meows, I hope you have a good weigh-in this week.

04-30-2009, 06:51 PM
Hi Ladies! The candy business is slowing down. It is always quiet in the summer months. We have laid off several of our ladies till fall! However, that makes my job really hard. I can't just come and go and I only have internet service in my office in my base store, with the lay offs, I have to work everywhere! Yap Yap Yap!!!!

I'm also at my highest weight since 1993!!!!!! Urgh! I thought I was off to a good start and then my owner brought the donuts back into our stores. She grew up in the bakery. Our company, Barkus, was known for over 50 years for their bakerys. About 13 years ago, my owner took on the Chocolate line and Hallmark and her cousin stayed in the bakery. Her cousin passed away back in Nov. so she is re-introducing the baked goods ...........:o

I was going to pull out the old vcr tapes and dvds and get some exercise in today............but...................:?:

Well, I've got laundry to do, so I better scoot. Have a great night girls!

04-30-2009, 07:37 PM
Hi! me again! So after my post above I decided to switch the laundry and work out! So I did an old vhs tape of the 20 minute blast off with Richard Simmons!!!!:o i am so overweight and outta shape that it was hard! (shame on me!!!!)

Well...........just wanted to share!

04-30-2009, 08:07 PM
:bravo: Jeanne. I wish I could do any kind of exercise! I'll just say that you did some of yours for me. :lol:


05-03-2009, 03:31 PM
Everyone, Jeanne started out May chatters thread. Please go there to post.