Simply Filling/Core - Weekly Chat - May 11 to May 17th

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05-11-2009, 09:54 AM
New Pages for a new week.....

05-11-2009, 10:10 AM
Good morning:

Thanks for starting us, Paula.

Vickie posted on last week's board. They're taking Cassie to the specialist and praying for a miracle.

I'm looking forward to this week. I've set myself a goal to lose 3 pounds this week. I'm going to exercise 6 days, and take one day off to rest. I'll have to watch my food intake of course, but I'm not going to be stupid about it.

I hope you all have a great day today. I've got to go into the office, but it's not too onerous. I have some pieces of a report to finish and I think I know where the pieces are!


beach bum
05-11-2009, 11:38 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Had no problem with the Mothers Day Celebration we just ate normal things we have during the week and not cake was in the house to temp me,but this morning the my scale took me up to a .8 gain at W-I. Well I'm not really upset as I can't exercise with this bad ankle and once it heals I will be able to lose again.It just a small setback,but oh gee!!how many set backs can you have in a given year.

PAULA-thanks for starting us up,I'm always afraid of double threading that's why I don't start.

RHONDA-You'll lose those 3 lbs I have faith in you,with all that spin biking.

We be back some time late afternoon

05-11-2009, 12:40 PM
Hi Everyone
Have had a terrible time getting on the internet today.
So dont know what is going on.
Cant stay long. Have to get ready and go to my Aunts. And Wal Mart. And then to weigh in.

VICKIE I hope Cassie gets a good report today. You both are in my prayers.

BEACHBUM Hope the ankle is better today.

TEJAS good luck with the report.

BLESSEDWITHSARAH, ONTARGET Hope you both have a great day.

Well I dont know that i will get back on here tonight or not. Depends on what time I get home from town. And what all I have to get done before bedtime.
But know that I am thinking of each of you.

beach bum
05-11-2009, 07:33 PM
Just got home from the Petscan our appointment was 1:30PM and we had a 2hr wait [for another guy who was late for his appointment]to be finished before Leo could go in for his petscan.Its unbelieved that people do this and make other wait. We always there 30 mins before our scheduled appointments,why can't people do the same.

I was in pain after a while waiting I had to put my leg on another chair to keep it elevated.Poor Leo was famished by the time we came home I had lots of granola & cheese bars with me but he didn't wait to eat at that time.

I have my MRI results on Thursday.You & I both hope that I didn't have a long thrown on event with my ankle.

It was a long long day,I ready for bed.

See you gals in the morning

05-11-2009, 09:41 PM
Well, good grief, Maryann, that was quite a day. I hope you're both at home resting now.


beach bum
05-12-2009, 10:49 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

This starts a new week for me and I'm going to follow the old core plan.Just looked over the list and now I have to buy some of the foods I'm allowed to eat. On the whole day menu for today I used 4 WPA's and decided to divide them into seven days, allowing me to have 5 per day. Still going to count the points as I now on a counting calorie frame of mind.

COCO-Hope you had a great W-I,you were doing so nice I decided to go back to the old core way of eating. Last night I had to use the pain killers having such as stressful long day,but this morning I well rested I hope I don't have to rely on them.

RHONDA-It was really a day from ****,can't understand why the techs didn't say to the man that he'll have to wait since he was the one late for his appointment,and taken us instead.

Have to go,and start my chores for the day

05-12-2009, 01:59 PM
Hi Everyone
Not much going here.
Gained 2 lbs. So will really have to try and get back to core. Or the simply filling foods. Guess allowing too many processed foods and carbs in.

BEACHBUM That is awful you had to wait that long. But that has happened to us before. Its like we are on time. let the ones late have to wait. But of course they dont see it that way. Hubby has to go for his pre admission stuff tomorrow for his cataract surgrey next week. Hope you got some rest last night.

Well I am going to get off here.
But will be back later.

05-12-2009, 09:48 PM
Hi Everyone
Just getting back on to check on everyone
See not much is going on.
I hope everyone has had a great day.
Thinking of everyone.
Be back sometime tomorrow.

05-12-2009, 10:52 PM
Cassie is gone. Our hearts are forever broken.

05-12-2009, 11:57 PM
Vickie, I am so sorry. Bless your heart.

05-13-2009, 09:13 AM
:hug: :grouphug:

I'm so sorry about Cassie's passing. They give us so much love, totally unconditionally.


beach bum
05-13-2009, 09:56 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

The sun is shinning and Leo & I are heading for the beach,don't think we'll get any walking done,but it nice this morning just to sit and watch the surf coming in.

Second day on the Core Plan and I don't miss the bread at all.Thinking I was having too many of them and that's causing the scale going up in bits & pcs.

COCO-Sorry about you gain,could it be sodium or too many carbs??? Hoping you have a better W-I next week.I'm going to the doctors tomorrow and hope that Murphy's Law doesn't follow me into the office.,like it did with Leo.

VICKIE-Oh BOY!! sorry about Cassie's passing,sending lots of:hug::hug: cyber hugs:hug::hug: your way.

05-13-2009, 07:12 PM
Hi Everyone
Well guess we are to get more rain. At least we have had a couple of days without. And that has let things dry out some. So that will be good.
Not much going on here.
Bad day of eating. But tomorrow is a new day. And the day I get back on track.

BEACHBUM did you have a good time on the beach. Good luck at the Dr's tomorrow.

VICKIE :hug:

Hubby had his pre admission stuff done today. Goes next week for the cataract surgery. Just trying to get the paper work from the regular Dr. Because the eye dr wants some paper work filled out. I took it to the regular Dr on May 1. Still waiting. While we were at the hospital. Went to the Dr's office and asked about it. Dr is suppose to fill it out today. So hope we get it this week. Said they wouldnt do the surgery unless they have the paper work. Its like. Why cant you look it up on the computer. All his doctoring is done here. All his records are here. So dont know. Hope that all makes sense.
Then went back to my eye dr. Told them my new specs are just not working out right. So have to go back on Friday. And have my eyes rechecked. Make sure the Dr wrote down the right stuff. Think they may be too strong. I dont know. But something just isnt right.
Well I am going to get off here. Got a headache. Might go lay down for a few minutes. See if I can get rid of it.
I am thinking of each of you.
Have a great evening everyone.

05-14-2009, 09:06 AM
Good morning everyone,

Coco, good for you to get back on track. You can do it, you're doing very well. I'm sorry to hear about all of these problems getting medical care easily.

I'm playing hookey today. A good friend, and former student, is in town and we are going to spend the day together. It's raining like crazy here, but if it lightens up we'll take a long walk by Lake Ontario. She lives in Saskatoon so she doesn't see that much water!

All is well here. I'm exercising like mad and have the sore thighs, shins and calves to prove it! I'm watching my intake. In fact, last night I turned down luscious baked goods and had poached pears for dessert when I was out with a friend. She said "that's too healthy to be dessert!" :lol:

I hope you all have a good day.

Vickie :hug: :hug:


05-14-2009, 10:09 AM
Morning Everyone
Still have the headache. Not as bad. But still there.
Have started the day off on track. Had oatmeal. So now to make it through the rest of the day.

TEJAS Hope you have a great time today with your friend. We are suppose to be getting rain later today. Said might even have some storms.

VICKIE :hug: Thinking of you.

Need to wash some clothes today. Things like that. So see how much I get done.
Well I am going to get off here for now.
But will be back later. Or anytime that I want to eat and I know that I shouldnt. I will be on here. If that happens. I should get alot of exercise today. Going up and down the steps.
Have a great day everyone.
Thinking of each of you.

beach bum
05-14-2009, 10:44 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Nothing new, except that I had a very bad night sleeping,going to the doctor this morning for the results of my MRI,and I sure Leo will find out today about his pet scan.

COCO-I had three good days on the Core Plan. My bad time of day is the snacking is when watching TV. I have a big sign telling me to stay out of the snack cabinet,and keeping my hands busy is doing the trick. Sending good vibes for your DH cataract surgery Leo goes in for his second eye on the 28th. We have a healthy time breathing in the fresh beach air. Found several people sunning them selves,but to me it was too cold for that.

RHONDA-Have a great time,playing hooky I'd do the same thing if I had a friend in town that I haven't seen in ages. Hope you weather changes so you can walk along your beach.

VICKIE-:hug:Need us we all here for you:hug:

Have to get ready for my appointment

beach bum
05-14-2009, 01:25 PM
Just got home from the orthopedic doctor and I have to have another MRI on my full back. He believes that I have a disc in my back that is leaning on my syntactic nerve.If this is not the case he will recommend me to a foot ankle specialist.

Have to go for my second MRI this Tues at 5:15 PM.Than back to the doctor 6/5. Hope a pray that I don't to have to have an operation on my back.

05-14-2009, 02:12 PM
BEACHBUM Will keep you in my prayers. But hope they find out what is causing all the pain. and it can be fixed without surgery.
Hope though that when they get the MRI report they dont make you wait that long before getting the results.
Hope you are having a great day.

05-14-2009, 11:11 PM
I had a wonderful day today...went to the Art Gallery of Ontario, out to lunch, then the Royal Ontario Museum, out for coffee, then off to walks by the lake, just city culture...great fun.

I could have done a lot worse on the food, and I'm sure that we walked for miles and miles.

Hope you had a good day today too. Maryann, we will hope you don't need surgery. But, DH had decades of back pain, then had surgery and now has almost no pain. At least he thought it was worth it.

Vickie :hug:


05-15-2009, 03:35 AM
Thanks chicks. I can't sleep because I'm feeling kind of sick. I'm going to try to go to bed now. Still missing my little girl pup so much.

05-15-2009, 08:48 AM
Hi everyone. Wow, where did the week go?? I started the thread and just now getting back. Work has been crazy - hopefully the next week will quiet down a bit. Food wise, I'm doing OK. I've been honest in tracking my food and points. I've used about 15 of my weekly points, which is great since I've had my "bad" snacks in moderation. I wi tomorrow am, so I'm hoping to lose the pound from last week. I can't believe next weekend is Memorial Day. We are having a cookout on Sunday that weekend, I need to start figuring out my menu. I'll do some core/ww freindly salads at least. Probably just burgers and dogs. I did have a great ww buffalo chicken burger recipe from last summer, I need to dig that out.

Vickie, I'm so sorry about Cassie. HUGS to you.

Maryann, sorry the Dr didn't have any "cures" for you. I hope the next round of testing gets to the problem. Would it be better or worse if it was your back? did you hear anything on Leos test?

Rhonda, you day sounded nice. How is the spinning?

Coco, sounds like you are getting back on track. Keep it up!!

Hi Sandra, Nancy, Donna and Kathy! Hope all is well.

Well, off to get dd ready for the bus then off to work. BBL

beach bum
05-15-2009, 10:09 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Going to have a nasty rainy day,so we both going to take it easy today.The the only thing we don't like about the Cape is the weather,every on is having such a beautiful Spring day and we get the eat in your bones dampness.

COCO-Thanks for your prayers, I hope this will be the last MRI that I have to take before they figure out where the pain is coming from.Its not in my ankle anymore its going up and down my left leg. I read that there's a new form of surgery called microsurgery where the back isn't cut anymore. Had to take 2 pain killers last night in order to sleep.

RHONDA-Glad you had a great time walking & having some city culture to boot. I'm sure your new way of exercising will over take the food you ate. Thanks,but is not my back its some thing in my back that they believe is leaning on my syactic nerve that causing the pain.Dr Told me if the MRI shows it not a disc He will give me a cortisone shot in my syactic nerve.

VICKIE-Sending :hug: you way and hoping that time will heal all wounds.

PAULA-Glad to see you posting,we all have lot on our plate,and sometimes 24 hrs in a day is not enough.Since This Tues I've been back on the core plan and like you I haven't used that many WPA's I think so far I used 19,a little more than you but its at the 1/2 way mark,and Monday is my W-I.So we're both doing good,and should have a good W-I.

I don't think its my back,as it would hurt contently. The pain started in the ankle 7 wks ago, & it seems to come around 5PM and it last all during the night, if I don't take a pain killer.I think its the syactive nerve that's inflamed for some reason,now that's it running up and down my leg.

No we haven't heard about Leo's petscan,and that worries me also.

Have a great morning,going to rest my leg

05-15-2009, 03:19 PM
Just a quick stop in. To say "HI">
And to let you know why I wasnt on here last night. I power went off.
Was off about 4 hours. Dont know what happened. Was outside. Came back in no power. Then by the time it came back on. I didnt feel like getting on here.
Well gotta go. But will be back later. Hopefully.

05-15-2009, 03:34 PM
Hi All:

This is a holiday weekend here in Canada....Victoria, let's hear it for Queen Victoria!! Most of us have Monday off, and it more or less the kick off to summer.

But, it might freeze tonight. Never again am I going to live where it can freeze in May. And, tomorrow it may rain, just at walking class time. I can't complain too much though, the weather has been very pleasant.

I'm doing well today with food control and spun off 600 calories this morning.


05-15-2009, 04:51 PM
Hello, everyone. It's been a long long week here. Today Curtis and I attended our kindergarten granddaughter's field day. What a hoot! Now PaPa is napping and MeMaw is chillin on the computer.

Maryann, I hope you get better quickly.

Rhonda, it's hot here already. Should be 90 later today. I'm not complaining, though.

Everything outside looks healthy and is growing. I now have roses. Who was it who sang about "Everything's coming up roses"? Was it the same lady who sang about "When the moon comes over the mountain"? Know who I'm talking about? I just remembered her name----KATE SMITH! Do ya'll remember her?

05-15-2009, 07:18 PM
I'm old enough to remember Kate Smith, Sandra.

Sounds like you had a great day....


05-15-2009, 09:44 PM
Hi Everyone
Well was able to get back.

ONTARGET Glad you had a great day with granddaughter.

TEJAS we had a nice day today. But guess rain is on the way for tomorrow. But at least it has dried out some.

VICKIE how are you doing. Understand about missing your girl. Our one light burned out last night. And our kitty would always let us know when it burned out. Because it was her night light. So I missed her pawing at the door. Hope you are feeling better.

BEACHBUM Hope you hear something from hubbys test soon. Hope you are feeling better. Or at least the pain pills are helping.

BLESSEDWITHSARAH Hope you are doing ok. And have a great weekend.

Well I need to get off here. Got to get some water in. I feel my ankles swelling. Guess from the heat we have been having. Hope they go down by Monday for weigh in.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. Thinking of each of you.

beach bum
05-16-2009, 09:48 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

The sun is out again,wish I could go out and do some walking,but I forgot to ask the doctor if it was ok to do.

Still up a little from my last W-I and I wondering now why it hasn't gone down.I stopped my breads and the only carbs I'm eating are from the core list.
Maybe its the side effects from the meds????????? :tantrum:Wish I could put a finger on it.

COCO-Sometimes in the summer when when the school kids are home ,we lose power and find later out later that one of them speeding went into a utility pole.Sorry you were with out power,hope you didn;'t lose any food in the refrig or freezer.

We heard from the pet scan place,but of course you can't read it. We're have to rely on Wednesdays doctor appointment to find out what it says.

RHONDA-We never know about our weather either,that why some folks down here don't plant veggie or flower until the beginning of June as we can get frost in the month of May.

SANDRA-Thanks,its so frustrating not to know what wrong as it been 6-7 weeks now..Hope this MRI will show something.I certainly do remember KATE SMITH,what a wonderful woman she was and what a beautiful strong voice she had.

Have a great morning,will be back later if I remember.

05-16-2009, 09:49 AM
Good morning everyone. Today is supposed to be a very nice day out - its going to rain tomorrow. So, I'm going to try to do as much as I can outside this afternoon. DD has Gymnastics this morning, then we have nothing planned. Maybe go hiking?? I need to call my sister.

Other than that, i'm trying to plan a cookout for next weekend. I can't believe Memorial Day is only a week away! This week I'm off to the zoo with dd's class for their field trip. Its supposed to be sunny and warm, should be fun. I did find out I don't have to go on the bus -- woohoo, I'd rather drive myself than sit on a yellow school bus! Also, when they head home I can get home on my own much faster.

I did wi this morning, stayed the same. Which is OK with me.

Rhonda, have fun on your long weekend.

Vickie, thinking of you. Hope you are doing better.

Maryann, I hope your day is nice today as well. Hope the fog burns off!

Hi to everyone else! BBL

05-16-2009, 02:40 PM
Whew...45 minutes of powerwalking like crazy. We had a timed trial, repeated 8 times. Each time I shaved a second off my time :woohoo: :woohoo:

Now, I need a nap.

We have a quiet long weekend planned: more work on the house and just hanging out here at home. It's rainy and cool outside.



05-16-2009, 08:16 PM
Great job Rhonda!!

Well, we did go hiking today -- did 2 1/2 hours again. It was beautiful out, except the last half hour. The wind picked up and the clouds blew in. No rain, thankfully. We went to dinner -- I treated myself with 1/2 a chicken burrito. It was yummy! I logged everything and I'm still within my points for the day! The burrito wasn't as high as I would have thought - just the tortilla, chicken, rice and cheese. I'll have my glass of wine tonight, I earned enough points for that.

Have a good night!

05-16-2009, 08:55 PM
Rhonda and Paula, I am happy for your getting in your exercise. I shot a few arrows and worked in the rosebed a bit. That's all I did today.

05-16-2009, 09:32 PM
Hi Everyone
TEJAS congrats on the walks. You are really doing good.

BLESSEDWITHSARHA Glad you had a good day for your hike.

ONTARGET Hope you had a good day.

BEACHBUM I know what you mean about being on track. Watching and the scales go up. I am in the same boat. And the hot weather we have been having hasnt helped with the fluid. So am hoping weigh in on Monday I stay the same. But we will see.

Went to a graduation today and then a cook out. I went and got me a little piece of cake. Everyone was saying how good it was. Well I took a very little bite. The icing was so sweet I couldnt handle it. And the cake part. Well it just didnt taste that good. So I threw it away. I felt bad about doing that. But then I felt good. Because I turned away food. Which is unusal for me.
Well I gotta get off here. Sounds like thunder in the distance.
Hope everyone had a great day.
Thinking of each of you.

05-16-2009, 09:32 PM
VICKIE Thinking of you. Hope you are doing ok.

05-16-2009, 11:34 PM
Coco, you did well, my friend. I am proud of you.

Vickie,I'm thinking of you, too.

Here are a couple of photos from our yard:

The first is our birdtree with feeders.

This is the rosebed. Remember, the rosebushes are just babies mostly no higher than my knee.

05-16-2009, 11:49 PM
Coco, good for you for not eating cake that wasn't so good after all.

Sandra, thanks for the pictures...your yard is looking really good.

Paula, what is the terrain like where you hike? Are you in forest or open areas?


beach bum
05-17-2009, 10:16 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Leo & I are not feeling that well this morning,our backs is killing us.We really shouldn't be living in a damp climate and should be thinking of Arizona or New Mexico a hot but dry climate instead.

Not going to church again this week its 6 weeks already,and I can find relieve.

PAULA-The months are flying by,soon it will be Labor Day and the end of summer. Next week when I find time between all the doctors appointment I'm going to go out and buy some tomato & other veggie plants to start up our garden.Missed having one last year.Nothing like a BBQ and fresh tomatoes from the garden. Gee!! I haven't been in a zoo in years.Your lucky not to ride in those yellow school buses. That what they use for seniors day trips and the seats very uncomfortable.

RHONDA-BIG CONGRATS on all the power walking that your doing,you going to be in wonderful shape.

COCO-Glad you had a good time at the graduation & cook out. I feel the same way about cakes they frosting on the cake there always VERY VERY sweet,I guess not having it all the time our body's are not used to over powering sweetness.You did a great thing throwing it away. Here's to a good Monday W-I for you,I don't think I lost at all,as I'm not exercising.

SANDRA-WOW!!! You have a beautiful garden,its looks like it came out of Better Homes and Garden Mag.Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work,wish my front garden looked as nice as yours.

VICKIE-Hi:wave: and still thing about you also.

Have a great day, going to rest up

05-17-2009, 01:24 PM
Hi Everyone
Not much going on.
Went to church. Waiting on the guys to come home. Then guess we will go to Wal Mart. Stuff like that.
Need to go to the funeral home. A friend of ours sister passed away. That will probably be it for the day.

ONTARGET Thanks for sharing your picutres. Your yard looks wonderful. I bet it is relaxing sitting there.

BEACHBUM Sorry you are not feeling well. Hope your back feels better. I dont think the scales are going to be good tomorrow. On mine I have a gain. So we will see. I would be happy maintaining.

TEJAS Hope you have a good day.

Well am going to get off here. Maybe get a couple of things done before the guys get home. And we run around.
Thinking of each of you.
Have a great day.

05-18-2009, 12:01 AM
Thank you all for your comments about the photos. I can't tell you how much we're enjoying our place. Today we had our grands over for a weiner roast/marxhmallow roast. Life is good.

Maryann, I'm sorry you're hurting. I missed my arthritis meds Friday and suffered badly all night. I hope you can find some relief soon.

Coco, we lost a friend last week, too. Guess we're getting to the age where that's going to be happening more and more.

Rhonda, we need to go to the club tomorrow and get back on track. So far that's the plan. We definitely need to follow through.