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Backfor 2002
06-09-2002, 11:10 AM
Hi Everyone!

Well we are back from our vacation. It was just wonderful. We had such a nice time. It feels like we were gone forever. I think the batteries are recharged for both of us.

I am really proud of how well I did on program. Not perfect but a WHOLE lot better than I would have done in the past. I exercised every single day we were gone.

I have read the posts so I think I am caught up. I missed all of you. Rabbit I thought of you lots while I was dragging my fanny down to swim laps.

06-09-2002, 12:00 PM
Good Morning!!!

Nanci-Glad U feel recharged!!!!Vacations always do that for me also!!!!We are planning a family vacation in the beginning of August...DH wants to go back home to Michigan, but I dont know If I will be in the mood to fly at almost 6 months pg..We shall see!!!!!

I think we are taking the kids for a picnic and a swim..My brother is in Florida for the weekend and gave us a key to the house and pool.!!!!!Everyone, have a great day!!!!

06-09-2002, 06:39 PM

The summer time & everyone is busy! Love this gorgeous weekend weather.:cool:

Nanci - my the 2 weeks seemed to go by fast!:) Happy for you that you had such a fabulous time - congrats on doing so well on the program. I was happy with my week also. Cool that you did all the exercise too - and I also thought of you and our pact.!

RR - the swimming with the family sounds like lots of fun!:D

hope everyone is having a great weekend.

OP since 6/2/02
51 pounds gone - 21 to go!!

06-10-2002, 01:36 PM

I'm talking to myself here!

Today is a busy day here - it is dh's birthday :D - and ds is taking his law school admission test :^: ! I'm excited! Sure hope the test goes well. I'm making dh a ww cake recipe - hope it turns out delicious.

have a great day.

Rabbit :dizzy:
OP since 6/2/02

06-10-2002, 10:21 PM
Hello All,

Went up north camping for the weekend. It was loads of fun, my parents and a couple of aunts and an uncle went with us I was a little leary but it turned out to be fun. We went wine tasting mainly with a little lighthouse viewing and hiking involved. Didn't keep track of everything I ate, but I don't think I did too bad :).

Work is great, but I'm still trying to figure out what possesed me to work where there's no a/c :eek:. Today I think I sweated out at least half of what I drank.

Keep your fingers crossed for me at WI tomorrow, my clothes are fitting better so it should be good news, but I'm not sure.... K says I should do measurements because if my clothes are fitting better somethings changing. I suppose he's right.

Well, don't have time go respond to everyone, sounds like the hockey game's back, so I've gotta go. Have a great week all!!!

- Tech :spin:

Backfor 2002
06-11-2002, 12:34 AM
Well I finished the first day back to work. what a day! It is amazing how many emails can stack up in two weeks time.

Tech, It sounds like your weekend was fun. I think anything that involves wine tasting is a good time.

Rabbit, Good luck to DS on the law school exam!

Vick, The pool and picnic sound like fun.

I just got done planting some flowers. I had to stop because the mosquitoes were eating me alive.

06-11-2002, 06:04 AM
YEAH REDWINGS!!!!!!(Tech--great game!!!!!!)Who would have thought a woman from Louisiana would even know what a Redwing was!!!!!:lol: :lol:

Nanci-Mosquitoes are rough this year..They spray here every day cuz of encephlitis and now that West Nile stuff...Scarey stuff....I get paranoid if I see a dead bird...Soo glad my cats arent smart enough to kill any!!!:smug:

Lauren--Where are U??????How are U feeling??

WEll, I have weigh in today at the OB office!!!More stressful than WW ever was!!!!:( Little peanut is still beating strong but moving up a little this week...:strong:

Off to work!!!!Have a great day all!!!

06-11-2002, 11:06 AM
Hi All,

I'm here! Yesterday was my first OB appt. Had an U/S, saw the little heartbeat flickering - very exciting! :D Can't hear it yet she said. Everything is measuring correctly, so I'm happy. Originally I took a half day yesterday, but got home from the doctor's and decided I wanted to stay home, it was soo nice out. Ended up falling asleep for a few hours! So much for getting anything accomplished.

RR- Good luck at the doctor's today!! I'll be thinking about you!! :D

Nanci- Please, I know what you mean about the emails, I was out one day and came back to a ton of emails!! It's 10 am and I'm still working my way through them!

Tech- Sounds like you had a great weekend! Hope WI goes great tonight!!

HI! to everyone else!! Back to work I go!

06-11-2002, 01:38 PM

well, I ate some of my banked points last night so I could have birthday cake. I don't normally do that, but I guess one time is okay. I guess I'm still op too because I had them banked - it makes me nervous to use them!:dizzy:

Tech - the camping trip sounds fun!:) ~ I think the measurement idea is a good one. I'm doing that again. (I had quit for awhile).

Nanci - thanks! I'm sure it is a relief to him that it is over with - hopefully the results will be great.:)

Lauren - congrats on the first OB appt. - how exciting!

have a great day.

OP since 6/2/02

06-11-2002, 01:48 PM
How About Them Redwings?!?! WooHoo!!!!!
Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope all is well. I'm feeling pretty good today and hoping it stays for awhile. I tried to jog a little on the treadmill Monday but my knees told me "not today". I guess I'm still recovering from last week.

Lauren, how exciting. I can't even fathom what it would be like to see something alive in my belly. Very strange!!!! I hope you are feeling all better now.

RR, I hope all goes well today for you too. Are you feeling better? I know what you mean about mosquitos. I killed a monster one in my kitchen this morning. I can't get over how huge they are in the swampy south.

Backfor, welcome back to the working world. I love planting flowers but I have a hard time keeping them alive. I think watering on a regular basis would help them.

Tech, your vacation sounds wonderful. Mmmmm...wine tasting. :D Measurements are a great way to see your progress.

Rabbit, I had a busy weekend of housecleaning since FL weather was rainy but that's okay. It desparately needed it. I even uncluttered my kitchen in a major way -- Fly Lady would be proud. We have counter space again!!

06-11-2002, 02:49 PM
Pictures of Baby "Cletus" (http://www.picturetrail.com/lbh/896854)

06-11-2002, 07:43 PM
Just got back from the MD...I am at 12w 6d and officially gained 1 lb soo far this first trimester....BP great and the heart beat was still at 156...Next visit in one month and then another sonagram..Cant wait cuz we will see the sex then!!!!!

Lauren-I am jealous!!!I want another sonagram!!!!!!

Have a great evening all!!!Off to bed with these hormonal headaches...

06-12-2002, 04:10 PM
hello all.

Maybe this group should be called the fertile Myrtles! :lol: You are both so cute.

Liz - yeah on the cleaning! The flylady wouldn't be too happy with me - I've got loads of cleaning to do - my only flybaby habit I'm keeping up with is getting my clothes ready at night for the next day.

Lauren - Thanks for sharing your pictures!:D I am just so thrilled for you. ~ Oh, and where did "Cletus" come from? Do you plan to know the sex by the way?

RR - so you want to know the sex? That would be a hard decision, I think I'd want to be surprised.:eek:

have a good day all.

OP since 6/2/02

ps - Pryia where are you?? Bailey??

06-12-2002, 04:25 PM
Hi All,

Well, the thunderstorms have started! I love thunderstorms, just wish I was home enjoying it...maybe the electric will go out, as it seems to do often around here...but probably won't, since I want it to! :lol:

Rabbit- Cletus came from my DH...he decided that Cletus the Fetus sounded good...he's got a whole little thing...Cletus the Fetus, is gonna come and Greet us... he such a crackhead sometimes... but it's stuck! You know, I always said if God wanted me to know the sex, it would be imprinted on my belly. DH wants to find out, and as he soo honestly pointed out, I'm too impatient to wait...and he's right...so yeah, we'll find out!

FlyLady would be appauled if she saw my apartment right now!! :eek: I really need to feel good and have enegy and just get it done! DH started the dishwasher this AM though, and cleaned the counter up a bit. My kitchen table, which is bar stool height, is a big hotspot...can't ever seem to keep it clear long enough to eat dinner!

RR- Glad to hear things went soo good!! :) Can't wait til you find out the sex...I don't know, I'm thinking pink with that heartrate!

Pryia- Wherever you are, hope everything's OK!!

Hi to everyone else!!

06-12-2002, 07:14 PM

Rabbit--I am ready to call "JJ" either Kayleigh/Brianna/Ashleigh or Andrew!!!I am soo happy either way!!!I would bust the next 6 months to find out!!!!

WEll Flylady would be proud of DH..He steamed the carpets, mopped the floors and had the clothes washed yesterday after work!!!!Of course, with 6 of 12 eggs gently cracked all over the living room compliments of #2, it made the choice to steam the carpets pretty easy!!!!!

Off to cook supper..I do have to earn my keep some kind of way!!! :lol: :lol:

06-13-2002, 05:50 AM
Typical! I was so busy and hasty this week I didn't see the new thread, oops, thanx rabbit for reminding me!

I had a very nice time at the broadcasting, it was the first time ever that I did anything like it, it went well and we had a great time. I also met a very nice woman who is an artist and is coming to the states for the 1st time (N-Y) to present her work, probably in July already!

Now I'm preparing for coming Saturday, i have another one ( not live this time, phew!). maybe I should pursue a career in TV, Heh, I'm vain enough at least, although I don't know about talent...

I have been to the gym 3 times this week, so at least I feel good if not leaner this week (have been eating out a lot, not much but enough not to be on the diet). The protein seems to be working, at least for hunger pangs. i also mix it with coffee, so it gets like a kind of choco-coffee shake, yummie!

Karen, how's the diet going? if you need one, here's a kick from me! (I need one myself, too, actually)

I am very jealous of our pregnant women, wish I had some of myself (have a DBF, no DH yet), wish me luck in finding a good man so I can give you MY PG news in a while!

will post soon, have to go now!

greetings to all, Vassiliki

06-13-2002, 06:03 AM
Good Morning!!!
GreekGirl-Yeah on the movie career!!!!:smug: Glad it worked out!!!I'll hold off sending the baby dust over just yet!!!!

I have a great recipe for anyone interested!!!
1cup skim milk
1 whole banana(frozen whole the night before)
a teeny bit of vanilla
pkt of equal

Blend in the blender and add some ice cubes and blend up into a great banana milk shake!!!I make if for the kids and they love it plus I get my calcium in for the day!!!!

Have a great day all!!!Off to work!!!

06-13-2002, 09:14 AM
Thanx RR, you're an EARLY bird!

Forgot to tell, got two new roommates since sunday: ET and YODA.
My friend has about 20 turtles of various sizes running around in her back garden (special mutated turtles, they're fast!), so she gave me three (one about 10 inches, for my gran's garden), and two mini's that are smaller than a packet of cigarettes and that live on my balcony. They're incredibly cute/ugly, and eat just about everything (lettuce, milk, bread, greens, cheese, meat etc.) Their head is about the size of my pinkie fingernail.

bye to y'all for me it's almost time to go home...

May the turtle be with you


06-13-2002, 01:01 PM

Tonight is weigh in and I'm not looking forward to it as my scales say gain. I've done well. Whatever!:dizzy:

Lauren - I like Cletus the Fetus.:) We are crackheads here also and are always making up silly songs.

RR - please send dh here to do some carpet steaming.:^:

Greek - glad to hear your broadcasting career is starting off well! ~ Enjoy your turtles! How cute. Some live at my neighbors pond & I love to watch them.

OP since 6/2/02

06-13-2002, 05:17 PM
Today is a slow day, so I thought I would tell you all why I had to leave. There is a girl in our neighborhood who got into a lot of trouble (the week after we met her) and we have volunteered to keep her while her care givers are at work, and to tutor her since she just failed a grade for the second time. This girl has a real sad life, and just needs someone to believe in her, and show her she can do it. But she is difficult to put it mildly. So my hands are full, and when she is around I can't take my attention off of the cituation. She is with her mom today, so I can check in here.

I weighed 152 this morning, so my weight is definitely on a downward slope. I think I finally weigh less than my sister in law, but I want to get back to my pre-weight marriage again, and still need to loose another 35-40 lbs. I am sure I will get there, I just have to keep plugging away.

I used to dread having to "diet", but accepting that I just had to change my relationship to food, and make better choices with what I was eating and with how much has made life easier. I know that this is the way I will eat for the rest of my life, and I am having fun doing it.

Incidently, because of the neighbor girl exercise is out of the window except for walking 2 blocks to the park and back on most days. But then again, we may not to that much longer, because that is where the druggies hang out and do their stuff as we found out 2 days ago. :( Why in a park, where little kids come to play? That is down right rude.

Well, I will check in again later.

Hope all is going well for ya'll

GG - tried the choco-protein powder in my coffee, and you are right it isn't bad, and if you heat it it is really good. I usually drink my coffee room temp, since I drink it all day, but with the protein, I like it warm.

06-13-2002, 08:00 PM
Hello All,

WW went good on Tuesday I lost 2.2 lbs :D. Other than that not much going on, things are going well at work and I don't have time to munch plus there's lots of walking to offset what I do eat. So I was feeling pretty good, unfortunately I got a couple of bad news messages today so I'm feeling kinda blue and trying to stay out of the food which is my normal response.

Can't remember what everyone said, (my brain is mush from PMS) so I'm not going to try to respond. Hope everyone has a great weekend if I don't get back before then :lol:.

- Tech :spin:

Backfor 2002
06-14-2002, 12:21 AM
Hi everyone

RR and Lauren, I am glad that things went well for both of you at the Dr's. Please be keeping that pg dust your way though. I will be happy to be a cyber Aunt:-)

We just got back from WW. We were both up 2lbs. I will definately take that and be happy about it after being gone for two full weeks on vacation.

Rabbit, I hope that the scale at ww was different than at home, if not just keep on keeping on. It all will even out.

Tech, Great job on the loss.

Lyssalou, I applaud you on taking on the neighbor girl. That is very nice of you. I am sure that you will make a big difference in her life.

Where has Bailey been?!

Greek Girl, I am glad your tv debut went well.

Speaking of tv. I have decided that HBO has really screwed up my whole system. It use to be that I did not turn on the TV from the end of May until Mid September. Now I am hooked on some of these HBO shows and they show them through the summer.

06-14-2002, 11:46 AM

I did have a gain last night - 2.5 - what a bummer.:( I'm not really sure why so I'm taking a look at my behavior so I can fix it! I am leaving today for the weekend to go to the inlaws for Father's Day - will be back on Sunday. I'm going to journal while I am gone & stay OP.:^:

Lyssa - so great of you to help the little girl in need. :D

Tech - hooray for your loss!!:cool: (I guess I found it!). ~ Hope everything works out and you are no longer blue.

Nanci - as you can see the scales were not good. But I'll keep on keeping on! ~ What HBO shows are you getting hooked on?

Have a great weekend all. Happy Father's Day.

OP since 6/2/02

06-14-2002, 12:39 PM
Hi All,

Well, FIL had bypass surgery this AM, they found 3 more blockages, so they did a cathederization (sp) Monday, and since they've done that like 4-5 times now (in the past 1 1/2 yrs), they said they have to do bypass this time. BIL called DH at 10:30 and said they were done and everything went great. He's all hooked up of course and in ICU for at least 24 hrs. He said the Dr. sent them all home, so don't bother coming to visit today, wait until tomorrow. That's what I figured (being the nurse's kid I am), but I wasn't gonna tell DH that...he had planned to take a late lunch and go. I'm soo thankful that it all went soo well, and I hope he continues to recover this well. Unfortunately he will probably not be able to fly down to Florida for Nanna'a 90th b-day party, but I don't know, maybe they can take the train?? I know he's not allowed to sit in the front seat of a car until at least September, because of the seat belts and airbags. That's gonna be rough, because MIL doesn't drive much, except around town.

Rabbit- Sorry to hear about the gain, hopefully it's something silly, like PMS, or something salty you ate. Have a nice weekend, and try to behave!!

Nanci- Sorry to hear of your gain too, but at least you know where it came from and that it could've been worse! :lol:

Tech- Congrats on the loss. Sorry to hear you got bad news, hope all is OK. Good for you resisting the food though. Hope the PMS passes quickly!

Lyss- Good to see you!! I think what you're doing is wonderful!! How old is your charge? If she's a young teen or so, maybe you could work on an exercise program together, that's positive?! Or teach her how to start a garden in the yard, something that would keep you both active? Good luck with her, I commend you for taking her on!

GG- Have fun with the turtles, here we're not allowed to keep them as pets, they're endangered, or soemthing.

RR- That recipe sounds similar to a recip that my Gran was just telling me she saw in Prevention last week for M/S. The one she told me included some cantaloupe also frozen. I vote for Brianna or Andrew! :D

Have a great day all!! It's dark and gloomy and rainy again here. :(

06-14-2002, 02:42 PM
Hi all, I hope everyone is having a good Friday. I had really good week of workouts but I paid the price by crashing each night at 7 pm (this is why I can't have kids :D ) I think DH and I are going to GNC this week to find an energy supplement. We are both having trouble in that area. He was being all sweet and romantic last night -- even gave me a wonderful leg and foot massage -- only to have me fall asleep on him. Poor guy!! :o

LBH, sorry to hear about FIL. I hope he has a fast and easy recovery and can make the b-day party.

Rabbit, bummer about the gain. It happens sometimes though. Have a great time on your weekend getaway. DH has to work Sat. so I might spend my whole day sleeping to see if I can recover from whatever has me so tired. I can't even blame it on AF this time.

Backfor, sorry to hear about your gain but at least your not too disappointed. I don't know what happened to Bailey. I sent her a PM earlier this week and never hear back from her. I'm worried about her. Anybody out there have her e-mail and can send her a message checking on her??

Tech, congrats on the loss!!!! I hope everything is okay. Hopefully you can take some walks to ease your mind instead of turning to food. Be strong!

Lys, you are truly a selfless wonderful person. I am sure you have your hands full but hopefully having a stranger reach out to the girl will help her to know that people do care. BTW, you are doing incredible with your weight loss!! Send some of your willpower my way please. :)

Greekgirl, welcome to motherhood. :lol: I have turtles too!! Eleven of them -- four different breeds. We have a nice pond in our backyard they live in and they are so much fun to watch. We also have a tortoise (Elvis) who has his own play area by our front porch. DH is into his reptiles. I like them cuz they're low maintenance.

BPB, congrats!! You got mentioned in the "Lighten Up" area for having a funny name and title. Personnally, I love your dancing purple guy!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

06-15-2002, 12:56 AM
Thanks so much for thinking of me. Sincerely sorry to make you worry. I have been really busy and NOT doing well on the weight thing. I really wanted to know what was going on with you all, but couldn't handle facing the reality of how I am blowing all of my hard work. NOTE TO ALL: Do NOT stop coming here. You will gain weight (lol)

So - depending on the day, I have gained back between around 5 to 8 lbs. Actually, not all that bad. With the amount of soda and salt and sugar I have been having, I should be able to lose about half of it this coming week (water weight is GREAT when it goes!) So - I am still over 20 lbs down from where I started and feel ready to get back at it (think I will try to be half back at it this weekend, as I am going to the cape for Father's day)

On the exercise front: does lifting the muffin to your face count at all? Cause if not, I have to say I have nothing to report. Will start on day 1 of my running program tomorrow.

On the job front: BF is still not making much and still not seeming to be ready to do anything about it. We really needed to be making more than we were, then I lost 1 day a week at work - so....

-I got a job teaching Kaplan prep courses. The lowest starting wage is good and I should make more based on my prior teaching experience. Unfortunately, there is a 20 hour training you have to do which seems to take about 1 month. During this month, I won't make much. After that, however, I will be able to teach a few classes and make up for the lost $ from my primary job. Once you get started with them, you can really set your own hours, so its great. However,......

-We need $ NOW - not in a few months. So - where to find a mcJOB? No - no golden arches for this gal - I am a proud new employee at Target! Had paid training today for a new store they happen to be opening 1 mile from my house. Since I will only be doing this short term and only about 15 hours a week, I requested a very entry level early am stock position. So - for the next few months, I will be going in on M-T-W from 4am to 9am, then going to my other job. Since they are just getting rolling, I am also welcome to come in and put in extra hours at my convenience! OK, this is not my dream job - but the flexibility and immediate availability is pretty cool. Plus, I LOVE TARGET! I get 10% off to boot - and I really have respect for the company culture, etc. However, it is not my dream job, so what is? Well...

I have always told people that my dream job would be to work for (certain toy company) doing research on the usability, demand for, and educational value of their products. So I check their website once or twice a month to see what is out there. I have been doing this for 2 years. There is NEVER anything in research. Well - Guess what?!? On June 3, they posted my dream job!!! Even better - my friend from college has a friend who was their 3rd employee!!!!! He was impressed with my resume and cover letter and forwarded them to the "right hands"!! I know I will still likely not get it, but you never know.

Finally - I have not been happy in my current position and have not been able to motivate myself to do anything about it. Well, I am motivated now! So even if the dream job does not pan out - I am confident I will find something that works for me.

And the most exciting news??? I buy a $1 scratch ticket about once every 2 weeks and NEVER win. Sometimes, I might get the dollar back. Well, today I won $100!!! I was so stunned I thought I was reading the darn thing wrong - had to confirm the win with a random stranger on the street. So, maybe it's my week?

Please send positive dream job vibes my way!

Sorry so long away and so long in word. Will update a few other threads, then try to catch up!